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Male, 29, United Arab Emirates

Fri 4th October, 2013

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HopeNForever commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

I'm thinking maybe the peripheral could still technically work with other software, but Nintendo needs to patch their Wii U system software first before the adapter becomes compatible. This is what I can theorise, at least, as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may be programmed to be compatible by default.



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@Sakura Twilight Princess was originally being developed for the GameCube, but apparently Nintendo left out any traces of the traditional control from the Wii version so that people were obliged to try out the newly released motion controls which drove the crazy sales of the Wii at the time. They even mirrored the whole game to make Link right-handed like the player majority. The controls were okay, but felt pretty much "thrown-in" in that case. I'm personally so glad I finished the GameCube version first - the game is so awesome, and I didn't want the awkward Wii Remote controls to ruin my first game experience.

Nintendo, however, tailored Skyward Sword specifically around Wii Remote and Nunchuk control handling, and also requiring Wii MotionPlus for the extra accuracy of movements (highly recommended to use a Wii Remote Plus instead of Wii MotionPlus attachment). When you play the game, you will realise how much different and intuitive it is from the controls of the Wii version of Twilight Princess. It takes a while to get used to it, but once you're there you will be loving the control style of this game!



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

Since the current Virtual Console titles already support those traditional Wii/Wii U game pads, it is very likely they will all support the GameCube controller as well. This doesn't really indicate that Nintendo will re-release GameCube games soon, but it is a step in the right direction and we will be prepared for it.

@Sakura Nintendo developed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to specifically work with the Wii MotionPlus technology and demonstrate its potential in a "hardcore" game, and it heavily depends on it. In fact, the gameplay style and set-up makes it impossible for the game to work with traditional controls.



HopeNForever commented on SEGA Announces Sand-Based Arcade Game, Probabl...:

Shame on you, Mr. Whitehead, for shamelessly plugging a totally off-topic article, about a new type of kids' Sega-made arcade cabinet that is never even leaving Japan, with a "probably not coming to Wii U" phrase.

If you wanted to express your love for Sega, and the sand-like substance that produces interactive wacky coloured lights, you could have honestly said so, and we would have forgiven you since the promo video looks so cute.



HopeNForever commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

I do not understand what's with The Pokémon Company and Pokémon distribution using tangible serial codes in only select stores in select countries. What about Pokémon fans in other countries who had also desired these rare Pokémon?



HopeNForever commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

I believe whatever delayed of the Wii U version prompted the developers to cancel the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions in favour of their respective successors, which actually are technically closer to a contemporary PC-like structural environment than their predecessors.

I'm no engineer, but I have a feeling the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are really ported from the PC version development, and easily optimised for each hardware, whilst the Wii U version remains a ground-up, independent development from the other versions, especially attributing to its more unique hardware elements like the GamePad. Also, keep in mind while the game is still coming to PC in November, it won't be SteamOS-ready yet, which was also delayed alongside the Wii U release.



HopeNForever commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

I would never trust the mindset of a bunch of a development group who can simply misspell the title of the Mortal Kombat franchise - a really big series nowadays. They even called it "Nintendo's", which is weird considering Nintendo censored the first game, and Sega's Mortal Kombat ports were more popular, I believe. These people obviously haven't seen Miyamoto's Project Guard demo at E3 2014.



HopeNForever commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

I was really stunned when the news broke. He was one the few actors I knew by name at a really early stage of my childhood, albeit I probably didn't know he was the Genie in Disney's Aladdin at the time, one of my favourite childhood films.

It's strange how our local movie channel suddenly changed their schedules as tribute to the man, only to broadcast his less prominent roles in the films Fathers' Day, The Fisher King, and Insomnia. Seriously!? There are far better films that represent the man's best works.



HopeNForever commented on Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus...:

@Kyloctopus Bandai Namco Games is not the legal publisher of this game, but rather the distribution partner. It really helps to have a big company like Bandai Namco assist you in getting your game all around, especially the European region, since they provide this service as well as to many other developers and small-time publishers based in the United States. If you read the FAQ, Slightly Mad Studios are self-publishing the game all right.



HopeNForever commented on Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map...:

@eaglebob345 @Ootfan98 Actually, if you looked in the eShop hard enough, you'll notice that not a single Activision-published retail title is available on the eShop, not even their licensed games! In fact, Activision, and probably 505 Games as well, are the only two publishers who has not bothered releasing any retail game on the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or even the Nintendo 3DS!



HopeNForever commented on Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series ...:

Well... this is a long-standing tradition at Archie Comics after all. When their Sonic the Hedgehog comic series launched waaaay back in 1993 (not counting the original four-issue mini-series from the year before), the setting was initially heavily based on a fusion of the two original TV series which for some reason aired concurrently to each other in their prime, despite having two very different canons!

Albeit the comics did also have video game references, the series heavily expanded on both TV series canons, and in later years changed its tone to more darker mature story lines with much originality added whilst taking more stuff from the official video game stories, whilst apparently staying true to character and focused that the comics are suitable for younger readers, simultaneously keeping the appeal strong for their older fans as they grew up! Ian Flynn happens to be one of those kids who grew up reading the early comics, and this is why he is the best thing to happen to the series as it keeps moving forward!

Also, keep in mind Archie Comics did manage to later adapt the short-lived Sonic Underground TV series, as well as the Sonic X anime. This announcement for a Sonic Boom comic book adaptation should not be to anyone's surprise. Hopefully, with Ian Flynn taking care of this spin-off this time, it should see longer days than the Sonic X one, which for some reason failed to cover the third season.

Anyone enjoyed the 12-issue-spanned "World Collide" arc when Archie Comics performed a marketing stunt to crossover their Sonic the Hedgehog comics with their relatively new Mega Man comic series?



HopeNForever commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I'm not sure where the SCE people get their "data" about this, but personally speaking I somehow have an Xbox Live account, and I never even owned an Xbox console in my life! I could even register a PlayStation Network account any time if I wanted to, without having to even actually own any PlayStation console.

Why I have an Xbox Live account though? Well, I already long had a Microsoft account from the days of the defunct Hotmail brand, and I wanted to see if I can open an Xbox profile automatically under my old account, and apparently this seemed to be the case. Additionally, certain PC games, particularly the one branded with "Games for Windows - Live", could not be played with properly without an Xbox Live account.



HopeNForever commented on Video: Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Ex...:

The wolf (or wolves) Midna is riding in this game is (or are) not Link. It is (or they are) just a Twilit Wolf (or Wolves) that happen to look very similar to Link's wolf form. After all, how the heck would Link and Midna battle on the same field if she were riding him all this time? Additionally, the wolf (or wolves) seem to perform certain feats that even the Wolf Link could not do.



HopeNForever commented on Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes...:

@danielflugt As I understood it, I think @CrabGats made a comment unrelated to this article, and meant that is wondering why is there a "T" in "LGBT" - as in why lump some people with gender identity issues in the same group or mindset as other people with devious sexual orientations. I personally would most likely wonder that as well, as the two sub-groups are not really directly related by that logic.



HopeNForever commented on Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes...:

Well... this is definitely not the same Atari I knew growing up. They decided they're not good with family-oriented electronic entertainment that they opted to go and please the "other side", probably under the assumption they would carter to all the kids that grew up with an Atari console, and shudder consequently left their gaming habits behind to go to that "other side".



HopeNForever commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours P...:

I still don't understand how does Activision still feel like supporting Nintendo if they still don't release any of their retail titles on the Nintendo eShop, and not to mention they haven't announced Destiny for the Wii U yet either!



HopeNForever commented on Evil Controllers Offers Custom Mario-Themed Wi...:

Not sure why they don't take full inspiration from the official Wii Remote Plus controllers with the alluded Mario character design, complete with their actual emblems rather than a generic letter based on the neo Super Mario game title typeface!



HopeNForever commented on Ike Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. for ...:

A lot of people seem eager to have Chrom appear in the game(s), but personally I cannot see how can that make much difference against Marth's appearance considering the fact that Chrom is a descendent of Marth after all, and they both look so similar in many ways, which is added by the fact that Lucina herself managed to initially deceive Chrom with her manly "Marth" persona. Ike is a much different kind of character though, and is a far more brutal swordsman!



HopeNForever commented on Hyrule Warriors Confirmed for 14th August in J...:

How could a game we barely had any more info other than an initial announcement could get a release date already, and be released so soon as well? Even if the release date is Japanese, this heavily indicates that the game's development is long finished, and may get gold soon enough!



HopeNForever commented on Here's a Handy Guide to Pokémon Services That...:

Many of the older Nintendo DS Pokémon games require a connection to an open router, or a router with WEP security. People who use a router with WPA security lost their online connections long ago, unless it is possible for them to change the security or they own a Wi-Fi USB Connector.

Getting a Wi-Fi USB Connector right now may be wasteful option though, and I certainly cannot change the router security protocol due to technical reasons. Good thing I no longer need to bother with online options in the older games.



HopeNForever commented on Satoru Iwata Explains "Conservative" Wii U Sal...:

IGN apparently gave a greater focus on the "one title will make a difference" when they reported this statement of Iwata's. Talk about a great difference in tone between articles on dedicated websites like Nintendo Life, and eye-grabbing weasel-writers of IGN!



HopeNForever commented on Pokémon Black and White 2 Soundtrack Album Co...:

How I personally really wish I could get those albums, but they're not available globally as people believe they are. Last year, Apple finally introduced iTunes Movies and iTunes Music for the Middle East region, but despite that they did not include every bit of content that is available in other countries, unlike iTunes Apps which practically shares nearly ALL software content between all countries where iTunes is officially available!



HopeNForever commented on Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a...:

Looks like Nintendo's going back to its roots as being a game card manufacturer that diversified into other realms of lucrative businesses. Let's hope they don't fall for failed ventures, like they did with love hotels a very long time ago! Hoo! I think they are still printing card games to this day though!

Of course, in this day and age, where the company did indeed establish itself as THE image of a video game company for the past three to four decades, not to mention making very notable contributions to video game history along the way, both in Japan and on global scales, I really hope Nintendo knows to diversify whilst staying within the game we all know and love - the gaming industry. (Pun fail methinks)



HopeNForever commented on Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U:

Why is everyone here so alarmed? The Wii U has been getting shovelware since day one. Nobody seems to remember a certain Wii U-exclusive launch title with a heavily panned critical acclaim, known as Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade, a title which was also released in Japan!