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duffmmann

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#1

duffmmann commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

I'm very worried that K. Rool being a costume means no K. Rool DLC fighter in the future. However, there is a Link costume and Link is a fighter, so it isn't necessarily a deal breaker. This also applies to the Inklings too. They have Mii Costumes, but it is possible that they could later be implemented as full fledged characters as well.

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#2

duffmmann commented on Video: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer Confirm...:

So I'm curious, if you do "1p mode" where one player can control Tails as he runs along side Sonic like you could on the Genesis, I see that this kind of multiplayer is confirmed to exist in the title, but I'm curious, does this mean that the player playing as tails in that mode, will have the camera stay focused on Tails on their 3DS so that if he runs too far away from Sonic he doesn't automatically fly back to Sonic since the camera typically only focuses on Sonic. Does anyone know if that's what they're doing? I see that this game does seem to have some new features, so I wouldn't be surprised, but I would be so happy if this is the case.

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#3

duffmmann commented on This 'PikaBoy' Game Boy Color Mod Goes the Ext...:

Only problem I have with this mod, is that they should have implemented a backlight. Not only would that make it a GBC that could be played anywhere at any time, but it even fits the aesthetic: Pikachu is using his electric powers to light up your screen.

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#4

duffmmann commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

@sp_initiate-001
Sakurai stated that the hardware limitations of the 3DS was the reason that transformations mid-battle had been removed, and they want to keep the rosters the same on both versions of the game. However, the New 3DS was created long into the development of Smash. It seems very possible to me that the New 3DS and its more powerful processing power actually can handle transforming characters. As such a transforming character could possibly be added now as DLC but on the handheld front it would only be available as a download if you are playing Smash on a New 3DS and not one of the old models.

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#5

duffmmann commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

List of all characters I'd like to see, knowing that these are way too many to ever hope for all of them, I'm confident that some will though:

-Isaac
-Inkling
-K. Rool
-Wolf
-Ice Climbers (Or just Popo/Nana if the New 3DS is still incapable of the team working as a fighter)
-Mike Jones (Star Tropics)
-Vaati
-Wart
-Paper Mario
-Snake
-Geno
-Bomberman
-Rayman
-Bayonetta
-Shovel Knight
-Banjo & Kazooie
-Young Link (This would be Majora's Mask Young Link, again, I'm assuming here that perhaps the New 3DS is powerful enough to use a function the 3DS caused to be removed: Transforming characters. This character would see Young Link switching masks in the same way Pokemon Trainer had switched pokeballs, you'd play as Deku link, Goron Link, and Zora Link. Final smash would be Fierce Deity Link. I'm well aware that this will probably never be a character though)

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#6

duffmmann commented on Fan Discovers StarTropics Music Tracks that We...:

Mike Jones really could have been a sweet fighter in Smash, plus it would be the perfect way to reignite interest in the series much in the same way that adding Pit to Brawl sparked interest in Kid Icarus again and hence why we got Uprising.

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#8

duffmmann commented on Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Informati...:

Inkling seems like such an ideal and unique character that should make its way over to Smash. If Mewtwo proves to be successful enough for content distribution for the game (Which I think it will), I hope they continue to add a character every now and then, and I think Inkling would be a perfect place to start.

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#9

duffmmann commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

@HylianJowi you are a bit misguided, but I appreciate that you're trying to be the taboo police or whatever it is that you're doing, but you're doing it wrong. But if the person asked a question about whether or not Link was straight, I have a feeling you wouldn't even be batting an eye. And again I wouldn't care about the nature of the question and most people wouldn't either, I'd just be interested to know another detail about a character. Your assumption that learning about the sexuality of a single character is none of our business simply because he exhibits tenancies that would lead someone to ask about his sexuality is so bizarre that I don't really understand why you feel it isn't any of our business. We learned that Tingle is definitively straight today, I think that's really cool information to know, we learned a character trait that was never spelled out for us. I mean did you watch the finale to The Legend of Korra, see what happened, but not get a concrete answer about her sexuality, have the creators clarify in black and white the very next day, and then get offended that they fielded that question because the behavior they exhibited at the end of that series led its way to that very question? There is nothing wrong with the question, and the fact that you take offense to it being asked the way it did, is actually what I find to be a little bit offensive.

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#10

duffmmann commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

@HylianJowli as someone who is gay, I can tell you that it has never felt inappropriate when people have asked if I was gay because of things I've done or said without telling them if I was or not. And furthermore, the question was only asked as, "All well and good, but I have to ask: is he gay?" You're the one filling in the rest of those blanks that you added. And that's the problem, you're making the question into a bigger deal than it really is.

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#11

duffmmann commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

@HylianJowi but you make it sound then that its therefore inappropriate to ask about anyone's sexuality because of certain characteristics they exhibit. There isn't anything inherently wrong with asking someone if they're gay. Its a trait about the character that many have become intrigued by because of his persona, one's sexuality is absolutely a part of who they are and part of how they identify themselves, to say your sexuality isn't important seems to undermine a large part of one's life, and the fact that it was revealed that he is straight but flamboyant makes him all the more of an interesting character if you ask me. So in that respect I don't find it a stupid question whatsoever.

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#12

duffmmann commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

@DiscoGentleman I don't see why its less relevant than why he floats and wears what he does. Its all just questions about his character. I wouldn't say that's poor journalism at all, unless you consider the other questions they had asked about Tingle as poor journalism as well. At least they're asking questions that Aonuma hasn't already been asked a million times before.

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#13

duffmmann commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

Why is it such a no-no to ask if he's gay? His sexuality is never expressed in game one way or the other. Yeah he has some gay stereotypes, but because he exhibits some gay stereotypes, it instantly becomes taboo to ask if he's gay? Isn't the fact that he's straight but exhibits some homosexual tendencies make him a bit of a more interesting character anyway? The fact that this was cleared up by Aounuma is actually kind of cool if you ask me.

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#15

duffmmann commented on Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Vir...:

There will definitely be interest in VR, and if it doesn't take much to turn games into VR compatible experiences (which as far as I've seen, seems to be the case exactly), then it will continue to exist for the market that is interested in it. It is a completely optional means of playing video games, meaning that developers wont be taking risks to make their games VR compatible. GTA 5 in first person VR alone is enough to at least get me to want to play VR once and experience it.

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#20

duffmmann commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@RainbowGazelle, innovation is not simply something new. Innovation is something new that is beneficial or an improvement. It's not innovation to put a hat on a toaster and sell that product even though that product hasn't existed before, as there is no benefit and its not an improvement.

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#21

duffmmann commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

I really thought Sonic was finally back on track hen they realized how great the day levels were in Unleashed and tried to bring only those levels to Colors. Colors is a fantastic game, and it was the first 3D sonic that was everything I wanted a 3D sonic to be. Generations was coming out not much later too and that game was also amazing, and not only did it continue to effectively explore the 3D gameplay that Colors finally got right, but also integrated the long missed gameplay of the 2D sonics in the correct manner the fan's wanted (especially given what a disappointment Sonic 4 episode 1 was). Sonic 4 Episode 2 however was a great move in the right direction for a strictly 2D sonic on consoles in this day and age. I'd love to see them try again with a Sonic 5, make it not episodic and refine the few problems that 4 episode 2 had. But alas, this is where the good Sonic games for consoles stop hitting the mark. Lost World looked great, and the game itself isn't bad. BUT, in the end the game is pretty forgettable, not bad, but nothing great. Then, I wont even touch Sonic Boom, but for what it's worth Sonic Boom isn't so much the Sonic Team's fault as it seems like its probably BigRedButton's fault.

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#22

duffmmann commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

I give you, the reasonable, realistic, and what we all want MK8 DLC pack:

Racers:
Kirby
Pikachu
Diddy Kong

Karts:
Warp Star
Poke Ball kart
DK Barrel Kart
Arwing Kart

Courses:
No new cups or races
Instead: 8 Battle Arenas (4 classic, 4 brand new)

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#23

duffmmann commented on Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameC...:

@VolcanoFlamesNL It's gotta be a matter of time right? I mean I've seen so many people asking for that kind of controller, myself included, it would be so ideal, and I would definitely use that for more than just Smash.

I will never understand why/how Nintendo doesn't realize how brilliant the gamecube controller is. Yes, in this day and age it has a few shortcomings (not wireless, hexagonal analog stick restrictions, lacking LZ, select, and home buttons), but my god, the GC controller is by far the most comfortable standard controller out there, and the button layout is brilliant and super intuitive. It's great they haven't abandoned the GC controller by having the adapter for Smash, and licensing products like this Hori gamepad and the similar PDP fightpads. But really, just give us what we really want: a wireless Wii U pro controller in the same shape and layout as a Gamecube controller with the necessary changes to bring it up to snuff with current game.

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#24

duffmmann commented on Video: Nintendo Unleashes a Super Smash Bros. ...:

My family room is small, but it totally works. We have two couches, one in front of the other, the one in the back is on risers, so its like stadium seating, facing the tv. Above the back couch is a hammock that fits one very comfortably. And to both sides of the couch in the front is reclining chair. So we could play with 9 people if any game ever allowed for it.

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#25

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

Here is what I envision for future hardware, kinda seems like the most logical thing for the future. The key to it all is to merge the handheld and console markets into one single piece of hardware:

I feel like Nintendo's smartest move for the next generation is to merge the handheld market with the console market and go 1 tier for gaming. What I'm saying is, imagine if the next console is incredibly powerful, but the technology has advanced so much so that the physical size of the actual computer that makes up the console is small enough to fit into a Wii U Gamepad type device. Console gaming in your portable console, but here is where we start to connect Nintendo's playstyles. The Controller that holds the console, has a detachable clamshell top screen, just like any DS or 3DS (keep in mind this controller has analog sticks, so the screen actually only covers the bottom screen when it closes and not any of the buttons). The screen would be the same size as the bottom screen, both sterescopic 3D. This can be the entire handheld console for you, or if you detach the top screen, you can stream what would be on the top screen to your tv thanks to a small hub built into the newest version of the Wii Sensor bar, this is the only thing that connects to your tv, so it'd be very small, hardly bigger than a current sensor bar. Many games could make use of just one screen, so of course all previous bluetooth wii controllers could also connect to the console, or if you're playing portable you can remove the top screen for more convenient single screen on the go gaming. I think it'd be a smart move for the button layout to reflect the GC button layout (With the extra buttons currently seen in the Wii U). Finally, the detached screen, would also be able to connected to a shell controller, so that a second player can get his own screen, for on the go or in the family room multi player gaming. You see, they could have it all in one, no longer force teams to work on two versions of games, they could be for one system that can go with you everywhere or you can play on the big screen, your choice. Also, they definitely could have an optional VR set too, and since you'd be able to connect it to your handheld controller console thing, you could have on the go VR... which might not be the smartest thing lol. Yes, it would cost more money, but it could potentially be less money than if you had intended to buy both their console and handheld next generation anyway, as many people do, so the price could be justified. Extra storage could just be SD/HC/XC cards, they get cheaper every year, soon a 1TB card wont cost much at all.

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#27

duffmmann commented on Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will...:

If they were only like 2 to 3 dollars each, sure, I'd actually consider getting them all. But for the prices their charging, and how little (so far) they seem to do in the games that use them, I wont be rushing to get them all. I certainly will get a few though, don't doubt that, but only the ones I actually want.

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#29

duffmmann commented on More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay H...:

For the life of me, I do not understand why they don't take a pad like this and make it a fully functional, wireless with rumble built in Wii U Pro controller. By Making it a Wii classic controller, it is getting needlessly nerfed, no built in rumble, not wireless, and the L and R triggers are both switched with what you'd expect them to be if you compared it to a standard GC controller (not a big deal in smash as you can customize controls). Beyond that, since they chose to go the wii classic controller route, its really unfortunate to see they've embraced the digital triggers despite the fact that the original classic controllers (not the classic controller pros) had analog triggers. I really do want to like these controllers, but they aren't even close to living up to their potential.

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#30

duffmmann commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

I have a feeling we may see a shift of 3rd party support jumping back on the Wii U bandwagon after Smash Bros is released, and the holiday season is over. Wii U sales after this holiday season are going to be impressive, I can guarantee it. So much so that, the install base of the platform will have grown significantly. Due to this, I think there will be more interest again from 3rd party developers to release more games for the console. I could be wrong, but it seems logical.

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#31

duffmmann commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special D...:

Just for a reference, my code came in an email at 12:10. 12:10 is kind of a random time, you'd think that if it was a mass mailing at once, they'd try for 12:00 or 12:30 or something like that, on the half hour/hour. My only point being, that since I got mine at 12:10, I think its a fair assumption to make that these aren't being distributed all at once, but rather waves of emails are being sent throughout the day (probably to not flood the servers all at once with people downloading the demo). So if you haven't got yours yet, I say just be patient, I'm sure it is coming.

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#33

duffmmann commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revea...:

Much of the U version is still a mystery. Its not hard to see that the 3DS version is only a tease of the full potential of Smash for this generation of gaming. I'm inclined to think that the 3DS version isn't even complete yet, perhaps some more will become unlocked int he 3DS version when you link it with the Wii U version?

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#34

duffmmann commented on Nintendo Reveals The Master Cycle for Mario Ka...:

So odd to see Link on a bike. But then again I guess it isn't a crazy stretch when he's driven a train in the series. I also see no reason why at one point there couldn't be some sort of Zelda title that actually took place in the future. I know there'd be backlash at first. But Windwaker had backlash at first, yet now it is regarded as a classic. Can't let the initial wave of reaction for the showcasing of a new idea dictate whether or not to go all the way through with it, people are often scared of what they don't understand.

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#35

duffmmann commented on Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. Re...:

I also kind of wonder if the 3DS game we have isn't the full game, like modes and features will get unlocked once you link it up with the Wii U? Seems like a very strong possibility to me. The more the games rely on each other for the entirety of the game to be unlocked, the more people will end up buy both versions, boosting up profits.

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#37

duffmmann commented on Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Exp...:

I get the opinion that gen 7 of the pokemon series will be graphically very similar to gen 6/ the gen 3 remakes, but will allow for use of the extra processing power of the New 3DS systems so that if you're playing the new pokemon titles on the new 3DS, you'll be able to utilize stereoscopic 3D everywhere in the game. But on the old 3DSs you'll be restricted to stereoscopic 3D only in the battles. A lot like how Gold and Silver were fully in color on a GBC, but could run just fine but without color of a standard GB/pocket. Or how Black and White featured video chat for online battles only if you were playing on a DSi, as standard DS/lite didn't have a camera.

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#38

duffmmann commented on Nintendo Unleashes Wacky Super Smash Bros. For...:

I approve of these commercials. Lighthearted and fun without be cringe (which given the nature of the commercials, you'd think they actually would induce cringe, but it walks that fine line beautifully and never makes you feel it at all). Even still, nothing will ever compare to the original N64 Happy Together ad, I still watch that one on youtube every once in a while.

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#41

duffmmann commented on Rumour: Secret Chant Within Super Smash Bros. ...:

@AVahne Or you know, just admit that they didn't foresee the circumstance of the technical limitations of implementing the Ice Climbers on the 3DS, and say we're sorry we broke our promise, the Wii U version will have one more character than the 3DS version, we hope you understand. It's ok to break a promise when the end result just makes more people happy anyway. I mean really, would anyone be mad that the Wii U had one extra fighter than the 3DS?

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#42

duffmmann commented on Rumour: Secret Chant Within Super Smash Bros. ...:

I still think that there is a strong possibility that Sakurai went against his word on the rosters being exactly the same in both games, but only for the exception of the Ice Climbers appearing in the Wii U version. I theorize that the Wii U will have one bonus character in the Ice Climbers. If the Ice Climbers were developed enough in the 3DS to have a chant and they tried to program them in there but only removed them due to technical limitations (which I think just means they proved to be too buggy on the 3DS, but they still were in game and working), then I have no reason not to believe they got just as far along if not further in the Wii U version which we know definitely could handle them. I'm cautiously optimistic that the Wii U roster will be one character greater (bringing its total to an even 50 at that).

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#44

duffmmann commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@ModernMARVEL You just made me realize how messy the smash hacking community is about to become. For so long now, 98.9% of all Smash hacks were for Brawl, so looking through them all through the BrawlVault and the like, was relatively painless and easy. Sure there are some Melee and even 64 hacks, but most interest and resources were put into Brawl.

Now with 2 new different Smash games coming out, and the fact that the 3DS is already hacked (this exploit is not the only way to hack your 3DS, right now there are working 3DS mode flashcarts), and Wii U homebrew just budding its ugly little head too thanks to a known exploit in the Wii U internet browser. It seems incredibly likely that in time, we're going to see the Smash Hack community tackling both these new games, while there will still be Brawl hackers as well. Meaning that sorting through all the hacks for that community is going to be a major headache eventually..

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#45

duffmmann commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@mystman12 Piracy on the 3DS already exists thanks to flashcards (lookup gateway 3DS if you're interested). The developer of this probably isn't a fool and knows that other coders will look at his work, and find the protection and remove it. Still, as I said piracy already exists, so he's certainly knows he can't stop it from happening, so he's just going to put in protection to wash his hands of the situation while still putting out a product that he can happily stand behind.

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#46

duffmmann commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

I think this would be pretty cool, we could finally get the things on our 3DS that Nintendo isn't willing to do. Namely: get more GBA VC titles (instead of just stopping at the 10 ambassador titles only for ambassadors), (and yes, VC titles, not a GBA emulator (though I'm sure we'd see that as well), modders have already injected the GBA pokemon games into the official GBA VC games and they have been shown working). As well as get all our old favorite titles revamped as 3D classics. I'm sure this wouldn't be an overnight thing, but if something one of the guys at SEGA said was true, creating the Genesis 3D classics on the 3DS was fairly easy after they overhauled the Genesis emulation hardware and changed some settings, they found that they could put any Genesis rom into the newly modified Genesis emulator, and they would properly output into 3D, and thus you see the Genesis 3D classics on the 3DS. Imagine being able to do that for all of your favorite old NES, SNES, Genesis, Master System, GB/GBC, GBA, and TurboGrafx 16 games. And finally imagine a properly working Virtual Boy emulator. As someone who never owned a Virtual Boy, I really would love to see the VB Wario Land running in the proper 3D perspective it was designed to be played in.

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#48

duffmmann commented on Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And ...:

I'm sure this is the type of thing that could be resolved with an update to remove the 300 game/app limit. Having said that, I probably have somewhere from 75 to 100 games and apps and thats after acquiring them over the past 3 years, including all 20 of the ambassador games. It will take a long time to even reach that limit, and even if I do, I can just swap out the sd card with another sd card, I already have no problem switching out single game carts just to play a single game in the 3DS, why would having to switch sd cards that can hold up to 300 official games and apps be considered a negative thing?

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#49

duffmmann commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Release in Japan See...:

@yuwarite you don't need it at all, but its nice to have alternatives to the touch screen camera, and now we have two, the official CPP, and this, and I think this looks fantastic. I'm seriously considering getting it, might get RE: Revelations another playthrough with the thing.