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Tue 28th December, 2010

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DarkKirby commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

Well, the "New 3DS" being released means Nintendo doesn't intend to release a new handheld in the next 2 years at least (despite the 3DS's tech being very outdated), and I don't think Nintendo has the Pokeballs to released a more powerful Wii U or a new home console to compete with the PS4 which has almost universally been accepted as the winner of this generations "console war" due to missteps on Nintendo's and Microsoft's part, who both decided to either design and market their product toward the casual audience that no longered cared about console gaming and/or decided to spit in the face of their own audience.



DarkKirby commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

Now instead of having to go to the store to buy a low quality figurine for $13 for gimmick disk locked content that has an unknown value towards unlocking an unknown amount of disk locked content you can go to the store to buy a (possible still) $13 card for gimmick disk locked content that has an unknown value towards unlocking an unknown amount of disk locked content.



DarkKirby commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I haven't attempted to purchase any extra accessories for Smash because...
1. I don't like Smash 4 enough for it to be worth the investment. The game is too defensive for my liking and all the characters I like are low tier (Lucina, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager (who is the only mid tier I play))

2. I think the Amiibo figure quality is too low. I'd rather save my money for higher quality figures and I don't care about the gimmick DLC.

3. I am cheap and figured I'd just work with playing using the Wii U Gamepad.



DarkKirby commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

Seriously I see today's kids playing smartphone games and thinking that they're the epitome of gaming and it makes me feel sad inside.

That said has anybody ever played Megaman and Bass? Playing the game as Bass was HARD because you basically had no charge shot and had to lower the bosses health 1 sliver at a time (because bosses have temporary invincibility after every hit no matter how small) so his rapid buster was a liability.

I feel the Megaman Zero games had the right idea, if you rank was low the bosses would be easier, but if it was high the bosses would be harder and drop an extra reward (usually a meaningful one).



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Appeal Takes Tomita Technologies 3DS ...:

I hope Nintendo wins this appeal, not because I support Nintendo unconditionally, but because...

1. Patent squatters are trash. This donkey could have brought up his patent as soon as Nintendo announced the 3DS but waited years until the 3DS was successful then demanded a total of the sales.

2. I don't want Nintendo to abandon the 3D screen for their next handheld because of this.

Also, why the fudge was this case previously done in NY? If you have more money than the other guy you're basically wrong in NY.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:


Instead of these low quality amiibos I'm waiting for this.

Also, Lucina's sword is freakishly short in Smash, she get's out ranged by many melee attacks, lengthen it please. The length of her sword is supposed to the the length shown in the figure (and her trophy in Smash).



DarkKirby commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

I really do hope this is the last Smash game Sakurai works on. I appreciate his creation of the series but I really think at this point he's holding it back.

They should get someone who actually understands fighting games to develop the next Smash, I nominate Toshimichi Mori, the creator of Blazblue. Blazblue has fantastic online, interesting unique characters, and offensive game play. And Noel could be playable.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

I feel my Lucina buffs in Smash and return in Smash 5 slipping away...

Also is the Shin Megami Tensei team working on this game the same team that works on Persona? If so they really should be the ones handling the story anyway.

Assuming this is true of course.



DarkKirby commented on Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, ...:

The Wii U Youtube app is trash. Whoa, you added sound effects to make it more annoying while it's still terrible to navigate with!

Also the Wii U Browser has had Youtube videos capped at 720p for about a year now. I don't know what's going on with that or who's fault that is, Nintendo's or Youtube's.



DarkKirby commented on Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa th...:

The lash back from finding out it was faked happened a day or 2 after the event a week or 2 ago (can't remember the exact date) after internet detectives debunked it and a lot of people accused the famous Smash players who participated in the hoax of "selling out" and using their trusted status in the community to "lie to the community for cash".



DarkKirby commented on Peculiar Outfits and Details Revealed for Twil...:

When I first met Ilia she was barefoot and I thought it made sense because she was a rural country girl but later it became apparent she was the only human (hylian) in the entire game that goes barefoot everywhere which made her barefoot situation no matter the location or terrain kind of unusual.



DarkKirby commented on Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening Gets Immort...:

I'd prefer it not be a figma figure as I'm not a fan of the joints degrading from the accuracy of the figure but I'm still buying it because I want a high quality Lucina figure and this is the only option available.

Also, release data June 2015?! That's a long ways away.



DarkKirby commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Inte...:

I don't know if Nintendo realized a default on child filter you have to pay to disable was a horrible idea or if Australia's default laws restricting access to and censoring video games are so heavy handed already it was deemed pointless.



DarkKirby commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Specs wise the Vita is better than the 3DS, who's hardware is very outdated. Game library wise, probably favoring the 3DS, in number at the very least.

The Wii brand is a a shadow of it's former self, through a miscalculation of Nintendo's own doing. The Wii U was designed not to appeal to hardcore gamers, but to appeal to the causal market the Wii thrived on but lost almost completely to smartphone games, but the casual market didn't come back when the Wii U was released, and they still haven't. They are NEVER coming back. I can only hope Nintendo accepts this fact and moves on.

We can only hope Nintendo's next system isn't the "New Wii U".



DarkKirby commented on Eiji Aonuma Discusses Changes On the Way to Ma...:

There is an endless amount of time to fish when you can rewind time over and over, although it also begs to question what the point would be other than money and a high score (and in Ocarina you lost money from fishing it was only about the high score).

But it's no different than the legendary time wasting on side quests in other Zelda games when you should be saving the world.

And I hope there is more additional content than just adding a mini game here and there if they aren't going to HD Majora's Mask.



DarkKirby commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

Little Mac actually has good success in a few regions with pro smash scenes. He absolutely does not need buffs. Buffing him would be a balance disaster.

That said 9/10 Little Macs I run into online stay still and spam counter or press forward B over the edge. He seems to be a magnet for noobs. While I cannot understand it, as I think Little Mac is lame, I've heard many people say Little Mac is cool.



DarkKirby commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:


Despite Nintendo claiming there were balance changes there has been no evidence of actual balance changes in the last patch.

The reason some people believe it'll be different this time is because the replays are breaking, since it's likely the replays are not videos and is the game reenacting the actions of the players.



DarkKirby commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:

My hopes are not high as Nintendo has never released a balance patch ever, but other than top tier nerfs I hope they buff Lucina.

Lucina (and Marth) basically have no way to safely approach (after forward air was nerfed into the ground) or apply pressure, have average to below average damage and are intentionally gimped to not be allowed to combo in most situations, and her sword is so short many melee characters are able to out range her.

Despite all these heavy nerfs (to Marth that were passed onto Lucina) Lucina's start up on attacks is still below average and lag at the end of attacks very large and has massive landing lag on almost everything. And Dancing Blade is just bad now, especially for Lucina who has no sour spot. Characters just get knocked out of it, like before 50% damage (depending on rage effect).



DarkKirby commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

we didn't want to say it was being developed until we were at a point where we could proudly say that this is not going to be just another remake and that it's going to be worth your time.

How exactly is this not "just another remake".

I'm not sure you can even categorize it as a remake as much as a 3D port, unless there is added content in the game that hasn't been mentioned.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Sho...:

The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

"Delight" is arguable, but "surprise"? Everybody knew Majora's Mask 3D was coming after Ocarina of Time 3D, it was never a question of if, but when. Personally, the least I think they could have done was "HD" it like Windwaker as well, instead of just "3Ding" it.



DarkKirby commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:


You want your hardware to have unique features, fine, BUT DON'T SACRIFICE GRAPHICS AND PROCESSING POWER FOR IT.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash ...:

It's essentially a "Mario Party" mode for Smash Bros.. I'm not really expecting anything out of it but I'm not really expecting anything less than what it is.

It should be noted that any multiplayer mode that doesn't support online play with strangers is poor. Nintendo needs to realize it's 2014 and every game being for "the family around the couch" is ludicrous.



DarkKirby commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

No major console company other than Nintendo still region locks. It pisses off customers and only exists so companies can abuse them. Stop treating your costumers like morons and acting like Nintendo is being merciful and compassionate by considering not region locking anymore.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

What is exactly surprising here. Everybody has been asking for a 2nd control stick for the camera SINCE THE PSP.

It was Nintendo themselves that disagreed with putting it on the system, then created the Circle Pad Pro when criticism came for it, then did everything in their power to make getting a Circle Pad Pro difficult and discourage developers from supporting it.



DarkKirby commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Incl...:

I will not get my hopes up for balance changes until they are confirmed. After all, Nintendo has never actually released a balance patch in history.

That said Lucina needs a sword length increase and reduced lag and landing lag on her attacks, and for Dancing Blade to not have knock back on the 1st 3 hits because she has no sourspot like Marth so opponents just fall out at very early percents.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

No restriction (like friend codes) open lobbies with open chat and customizable rules LIKE EVERY OTHER FIGHTER HAS.

Balance fixes.
Please fix Lucina. You nerfed Marth's everything in exchange for Counter and Shield Breaker buffs and those massive meaningful nerfs were passed into Lucina. Longer sword, less lag and landing lag on attacks, allow Dancing Blade to not have knock back on the 1st 3 hits (especially an issue for Lucina), allow Lucina to combo!

Yes it's arguably a bit early for balance fixes but I don't care.

Overall mechanics changes I'd like, allow ground momentum to be added into jumps like Melee, and and increase overall shield stun so you can't immediately act after blocking an attack. The point of stopping acting immediately out of shield is to make blocking not a viable offensive tactic. Standing and waiting to be attacked and blocking should not be a viable offensive tactic.



DarkKirby commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

With this Nintendo has also begun the process of banning the use of all older generation Pokemon online.

New Battle Spot rules.

OR/AS League: Open only for players of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This league lets you only use Pokémon that were caught, hatched or distributed in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

XY League: Open only for players of Pokémon X & Y. This league lets you only use any Pokémon, including those that were transferred from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2.



DarkKirby commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

For people saying "this only matters if you are a pirate" you are completely missing the point, this is essentially the same abuse as Sony saying you will never actually own this hardware you payed for, it is instead a permanent rental owned by them forever that they can do whatever they want with after you purchased it including the right to always brick it at their leisure without your consent or unless you always do as they say.

It's a completely anti consumer practice that Apple lost the right to do in court with smartphones because a company does not still own something that they sold, but Sony somehow succeed in for video game consoles, in turn allowing other video game companies the same right.

As Futurama put it...

Prof. Farnsworth: Oh God! I clicked without reading!
Cubert: And I slightly modified something I own!
Prof. Farnsworth: We're monsters!

It's a joke on this practice for those who don't know what Futurama is.



DarkKirby commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I think this is totally expected. Despite your last article promoting the "awesomeness" of the face plates, I personally couldn't care less about the face plates, I care about being able to see what's happening on the screen of the game I'm playing. The benefits of the comfier controls + bigger screen outweigh the disadvantages of the blurrier picture and slightly less portable system.