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#2

duffmmann commented on Splatoon Developers Talk Stage Design and the ...:

I think the NX is going to receive updated semi sequel games quickly released within the first year or two. Titles like Super Smash Bros for NX or Splatoon NX. Essentially they would be the full Wii U versions already available, but made to look more pretty and with more content. Kind of like games like Street Fighter 2 which received all sorts of updated versions with more content.

This would be a quick way to build a solid NX library out of the gate.

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#3

duffmmann commented on CoroCoro is Teasing a Big Pokémon Announcemen...:

It'll be Z. I don't know if that means it will simply be the third iteration of X and Y or perhaps something different. Perhaps Z will actually follow a similar format that Black 2 and White 2 followed.

Regardless, one feature that I'm thinking we'll see in Z is the ability to use stereoscopic 3D everywhere and not just in battles (only if you're on a N3DS though, otherwise, 3D will stay restricted on O3DS models to just he battles). And the reason why I believe this beyond the fact that the N3DS could handle it, is in the name itself. Look at a traditional graph, when you utilize the x and y axis, you can make 2D shapes. However, when you bring in the Z axis, this is the axis known as depth, you making the 2D shape have depth, and therefore 3D. I think it would be a huge missed opportunity to not allow for 3D everywhere and not just the battles if the game is indeed titled Z.

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#4

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

I definitely think this bodes well for a return from Snake. Cloud's Nintendo ties are extremely weak at best. I always thought Snake's ties were weak, and this was my belief as to why he was dropped after Brawl, as all he's had in the time since then for Nintendo is a port of a title to the 3DS. But compared to Cloud's connection to Nintendo, Snake is far more prominent in Nintendo games than Cloud is, and as such I can now easily see Snake make the return to Smash. I think ultimately it just depends on how Konami is even operating these days. Without Kojima or a major focus on console gaming, will they even have any interest on doing Smash again?

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#5

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

At the end of the day I think what people need to realize is that Cloud is in here not because of his personal strong ties to Nintendo, but rather for what he represents. He for all intents and purposes really is the character who's face more or less represents the entire Final Fantasy series. He is arguably the most recognized fighter in the entire Final Fantasy series. And Final Fantasy has its roots deep inside Nintendo, and it absolutely is one of the all time most iconic video game series. So in that respect, Cloud makes a lot of sense.

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#6

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

I do think it is possible that Square is indeed working on having the FF7 remake out for more than just the PS4 (is it also coming to the Xbone, or just the PS4 at this point?), if Nintendo and Square are getting along again, and that does seem to be the case given their mention that they will support the NX, then I think it is quite probable that the FF7 remake will also come to the NX.

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#7

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

@IceClimbers I think a new fighter will sell well, no matter how well known they are. At least a character like Geno oozes that Nintendo charm that screams they deserve to be a Smash fighter. While I think Cloud is acool to have in Smash, you can't deny that his overall design isn't anything that exciting, he pretty much looks like another Fire Emblem sword fighter. I think a lot of fans are looking for the more unique and vibrant characters, which I'd say Geno definitely falls under. (So do the Inklings, Bomberman, Ice Climbers, K. Rool, etc.) i suspect the Smash direct or whatever we get next month will announce two more characters in addition to Cloud just as Roy and Ryu were announced in addition to Lucas. So perhaps we'll see more of those kinds of more Nintendo-y characters announced alongside Clound next month.

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#8

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

@Mr-X9000 Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Theatrythm Final Fantasy and its sequel Curtain Call, and heck even a game announced today for the 3DS: Final Fantasy Explorers.

He definitely already has a Nintendo presence, admittedly a weak one, but it does exist.

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#10

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

@Mr-X9000 Cloud has already appeared in a few FF spinoffs on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, it clearly isn't an issue getting him into Smash. Hell, I'm sure that if Nintendo payed enough money and Square-Enix showed enough interest, that FFVII remake could also come to the Wii U. Though as it stands I think we all know that isn't going to happen.

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#11

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

Personally, I'm a little conflicted about what to think about the announcement of Cloud. On the one hand, I completely understand why he was chosen. Final Fantasy is a series with strong Nintendo ties, its origin lies with the NES/Famicom. When one thinks of Final Fantasy, if only one character comes immediately to mind, I guarantee that for most people it is Cloud Strife. So for what he represents and the entire franchise he is the face of, it does make sense for him to be the fighter in Smash.

On the other hand, Cloud has no real presence for Nintendo. Just appearing in Final Fantasy spinoffs and the like when it comes to Nintendo. It makes him a very weak choice in this regard when it comes to Square-Enix's footprint in the Smash series. However, if you're going to have a Final Fantasy character for a fighter in Smash, I really don't think there stands a great choice in regard to standing out as something special for Nintendo. Not many casual fans are going to recognize any of the main characters from the first 6 Final Fantasy games. So if you're going to represent Final Fantasy, I think Cloud absolutely is the choice to go.

But I think ultimately that is the issue, I don't know if they should be representing Final Fantasy. While it is a great series with roots and ties to Nintendo, its also a series not so strongly tied to Nintendo as it once was. But I do think getting Square-Enix to leave a mark in the Smash series is something that should happen. But ultimately that leads me to the belief they should use one of their characters with a strong NIntendo connection. And I think obviously this leads us to Super Mario RPG. Yeah, I think that ultimately Geno should have been the character chosen from Square-Enix and announced today. Its just makes the most sense. However, I'm not the slightest disappointed with Cloud, I think he's a highly prolific character that deserves to be in a fighter celebrating video game history, its just a shame that his relation to Nintendo is so weak is all. Plus, Capcom has 2 fighters representing them, its still possible that Geno could find his way in the game in the future too, I can't dismiss that possibility.

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#12

duffmmann commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

@Mr-X9000 I hope you realize it doesn't work anything like that at all. Sony does not own even a portion of the character Cloud Strife, Square-Enix does, and Square-Enix can do with the character what they wish. And in this occasion they have chose to let Nintendo use him in Super Smash.

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#13

duffmmann commented on Koei Tecmo is Planning Another Major Collabora...:

@retro_player_22 You really think they'd have 2 Ryus in Smash? I know that there are currently two Roys thanks to the Roy Koopaling, but Roy is a common enough name where that isn't really jarring. But having two Ryus would be a bit odd for that game. Imagine if there were two completely different fighters in Smash named Pikachu but one of them was Pokemon and the other was some other character from some other nonexistant franchise with the same name. I just don't see it happening.

However, I could see Nintendo taking one of the characters Koei Tecmo made for Hyrule Warriors.such as Lana.

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#14

duffmmann commented on Nintendo Share Value Increases to New High Und...:

Pokemon GO could be THE app that convinces many people to invest in a pair of Google Glass or other smart glasses.the game looks amazing, but imagine how much sweeter it'd be if instead of having to look through your smartphone to see the Pokemon, you'd see Pokemon as if they're truly there as the augmented reality would be encompassing your full range of sight.

Of course no smart glasses integration has been announced yet, but given that Google has also invested heavily in this company and project and they've struggled to convince consumers to invest in Google Glass, it just seems kind of inevitable.

The main problem of course is price, Google Glass just cost too much, but there to exist far more affordable smart glasses alternatives, surely one of them or a unit made specifically for the Pokemon GO app at an affordable price isn't just a pipe dream. Seriously, for Pokemon HO alone, I'd put down 3 to 4 hundred dollars for a pair of smart glasses, again though I know right now there aren't many options at that price point.

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#15

duffmmann commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

@hypercoyote my point is, no one is gonna think that if TPC drops this suit and sponsors his event means they'll back down every time and they should therefore try and do the same thing. People are smarter than that, they'd see this and think, ok he got let off the hook, but TPC aren't afraid to sue, while they made amends and sponsored his thing, I'd be foolish to think they'll do that every time. Therefore, being realistic, TPC could be classy, drop the suit, sponsor the event, and the public will be smart enough to not try and recreate the same results as. No one would expect TPC to keep doing that something over and over.

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#16

duffmmann commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

@AceDefective I'm just explaining what the classy thing would be to do in this situation. Yeah he messed up, but he isn't going to do it again regardless of if this case is dropped or not, and onlookers can also see that the Pokemon Company isn't afraid to sue if need be. So what's been done at this point really is all that needs to be done. Obviously TPC doesn't need the money, so they should take the classy high road here,drop the suit and sponsor his event. Nit would truly be a win-win situation. But no I don't expect TPC to be classy over such a thing.

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#19

duffmmann commented on Video: This Super Mario Maker Player Captures ...:

Seriously seems staged to me. How can someone play a bunch of Mario Maker levels and at this point not be aware of the don't push any buttons kind of levels? Plus looking at that start of the level with the springs is a dead giveaway this is indeed a let the level do everything kind of level.

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#20

duffmmann commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

As if the Pokemon company is struggling for money. They rescinded their settlement offer because they claimed Jones was making them look bad by talking about the case. No, I'm sorry, even if the was, you're only making your company look even worse by taking away your settlement offer. As I recall, he only needed to pay about $4000, which to a multi-billion dollar company like The Pokemon Company, is absolutely nothing.

The classy thing to do would be if the Pokemon Company dropped the lawsuit, and instead sponsored Jone's small Pokemon themed party at his cafe. Pokemon Company could supply a few prizes or something, and Jones could split half the earnings of that night with The Pokemon Company. This would be a win-win, Jone's business might get a little boost in patronage, and The Pokemon Company would look good by sponsoring the event. Seems super obvious to me.

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#21

duffmmann commented on 3D Effect Will Be Disabled When Playing Hyrule...:

@GamePerson19 thanks to DLC I think they may still make the Ice Climbers a New 3DS exclusive (of course they'd be on the Wii U as well), in fact, if I'm being a betting man, I think we'll see just that by the time DLC has stopped rolling out for Smash 4. And I think they didn't start off with the Ice Climbers as a N3DS exclusive is because the N3DS wasn't finished being created until long into the development of Smash, probably long after they had been toying with the Ice Climbers in Smash 4 to begin with.

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#22

duffmmann commented on 3D Effect Will Be Disabled When Playing Hyrule...:

@EngieBengie heck yes 3D is still a thing. I haven't turned off the 3D on any of the 3DS models I've had since the day they launched. In fact I'd be a bit disappointed if the next Nintendo handheld doesn't also have stereoscopic 3D. While I'll agree that 3D can be a trend especially in movies; it's not quite the same for video games since they're so immersive, heck, all the new VR sets coming out wouldn't be nearly as impressive if the displays weren't stereoscopic 3D.

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#23

duffmmann commented on 3D Effect Will Be Disabled When Playing Hyrule...:

This gives me hope that the next Pokemon for 3DS, be it Z or something else entirely will be able to offer stereoscopic 3D everywhere and not just in battles.

Furthermore, it reaffirms my hope that the Ice Climbers may still come to Smash as DLC even if they can only be played on New models of the 3DS if they are still too much for the original 3DS models to handle.

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#24

duffmmann commented on Mario Memories: A Portable Warp Pipe To Lost A...:

It's so odd to me that despite how long the GBA was around for and how great it was, that it had no brand new Mario platformer. The only Nintendo system (aside from the Virtual Boy) where this was the case (unless you count the GBC as a different system than the GB, then that too). Granted, Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 did have the new e-reader levels, but why couldn't they instead have just made a brand new game full of levels like e-reader ones.

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#25

duffmmann commented on Event: Super Mario Kart SNES World Championshi...:

@LordofMentos Nintendo of France didn't create this event, they just partnered up once the even started to gain steam. I'm sure if enough people in America got some sort of tournament going to a Nintendo game that got enough people participating, Nintendo of America would partner up with the event as well.

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#26

duffmmann commented on Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow:

Sounds great, but now with three different ranked modes, the game should always offer two of the modes at once, Otherwise. It's gonna suck having to wait multiple cycles for your favorite mode to be active.

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#27

duffmmann commented on Here's Exactly What's Changing In This Week's ...:

@jariw I've heard this, but I question how true that is for every single title. I mean look at how little actually happens on the GamePad's screen. While I can understand how a game that is intensive in what it shows on both gamepads as well as on the tv (and if these are all different images at that) causing the frame rate to drop to 30 FPS. I honestly question if that is indeed the case in every scenario, would it really be true, for a game like Splatoon where what is being shown on the Gamepad isn't intensive, and what you'd see on both gamepads would typically stay just about the same for both players (with minor alterations), if that too would cause the frame rate to cut in half. I could see the frame rate dropping a little bit in such a case, maybe down to as much as 50 FPS, but it just doesn't seem logical or likely that such a case would result in 30 FPS like Nintendo had claimed. It is my belief that Nintendo only said that as the most extreme example of what could happen with 2 gamepads connected, not necessarily true of every single title.

Now, I admit I don't know, and Nintendo could be dead on about what they said, its just that knowing them, and thinking about this particular situation that leaves me questioning how true that claim really is.

Ah well, I think we will eventually see 2 gamepads supported on the Wii U, but it will probably be figured out and implemented by hackers before Nintendo ever officially does it. When the hacking scene does make that a possibility, I'm sure we'll finally get an idea of just how much 2 gamepads really would affect gameplay based on what is being played.

Another example is where the screen is just mirroring what is on your tv, I really really doubt that having 2 gamepads mirror that would cut the frame rate down to 30 FPS, that just doesn't seem very logical to me, but I could be dead wrong. This would be great for a game like Super Mario 3D World though because both gamepads mirroring the TV means two people could play multiplayer without even having the TV on the Wii U input.

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#28

duffmmann commented on Here's Exactly What's Changing In This Week's ...:

Splatoon is the first game on the Wii U that in my opinion could and should make use of the Wii U's ability to link up to 2 gamepads on a single system. Nintendo has confirmed the Wii U is capable of this, but nothing yet has been made to take advantage of this. I think Splatoon could by allowing proper two player battles on or offline. The screen can be split like it is already in multiplayer mode, but all the features of utilizing the gamepad for jumping to places on the map or sending the ink explosion (forget the name of that weapon) where you please with the touch of your finger can be used by both players as well as the gyroscope if either player prefers that kind of aiming. This would allow 2 players on the same system to go online and still have full access to all the controls and features of Splatoon. Furthermore, given how little happens on the gamepad, I don't think this would be outside of the realm of possibilities.

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#31

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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#32

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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#33

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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#34

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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#35

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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#36

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#43

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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#45

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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#50

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.