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kensredemption

kensredemption

Recreational/Hardcore/Plain gamer.

United States

I play games a lot. When I do, I can be competitive, relaxed, calculative or festive. I will play all platforms, and I have no bias towards any since I can afford to play them all. That said, I damn any and all who practice console elitism and xenophobia.

Joined:
Tue 14th January, 2014
Website:
http://www.ign.com/blogs/kensredemption/2013/11/03/following-up-on-my-previous-entry

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#1

kensredemption commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

I think it would really help Activision to give Wii U owners a digital option for buying CoD games. It'd cut down production costs, at least, and the consumer wouldn't have to pay sales taxes - at least not in the U.S. Frankly, I think Activision was having a hard time figuring out how to put DLC on the eShop - particularly the season pass feature, which I don't think Nintendo even practiced until MK8. Either way, hopefully Nintendo's working with Acti to make things easier should BOIII come to Wii U.

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#3

kensredemption commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

Wow...journalistic integrity. I didn't think it still existed. I thought you guys would still be hung up on writing clickbait articles to help your ad revenue for the site. You could do just as well to report on something legitimately big each week, you know.

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#6

kensredemption commented on Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A ...:

@Quorthon Well, Treyarch's familiarity with the Wii U this gen and last gen - bringing the Black Ops franchise as well as the MW installments and Ghosts to Wii U - I'm fairly confident that making BOIII for the platform would be second nature to them. Besides, why would Activision bother to let Nintendo Network players link their accounts to the site if they weren't going to bother bringing future installments to Wii U?

Anyway, GH Live's gameplay seems like an homage to the GuitarFreaks franchise from Konami that served as Harmonix's (GH's original developers) inspiration to make Guitar Hero in the first place. As long as I get my music fix without the gameplay being horrendously broken, I'll invest into the franchise.

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#11

kensredemption commented on Rumour: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Teased For N...:

This just may be a sign. If they didn't intend to bring BOIII to the Wii U, why would they bother letting us link our Nintedo Network IDs to the site when the last CoD title to hit the Wii U was Ghosts? I'm actually pretty hyped about this. I know there's no confirmation yet, but I played Black Ops on the Wii and Black Ops II on the Wii U and couldn't put them down. Activision probably won't waste their time with this, but an HD remaster of the first Black Ops for the Wii U would be very welcome. Could just be a pet project, if anything at all.

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#12

kensredemption commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

Clickbait. -Yawn-

These analysts are such arrogant a**hats. Nintendo's profits may normally come from software sales, but at least they'll still sell months, even years after their launches. Destiny, Watch Dogs and Advanced Warfare all had strong launches, but three months down the line and they're virtually unheard of.

Third-party productions are dependent on hype and the developers and publishers sink more money into advertising than actual development. Once consumers realize this, hopefully they'll turn to more quality products - consoles and software both from Nintendo - and leave third party developers to either rot or change their ways.

The fact that Bobby Kotick (Activision's CEO some time ago) had the gonads to bully Sony into making a cheaper PS3 and threaten to withhold their games from it unless it was affordable made me skeptical of third party developers. Now that I see that they're taking advantage of console hype and reaping more of the profits from sales on consoles, it's all the more reason for me not to give a damn about third party support on the Wii U. I'd still appreciate it, don't get me wrong, but I won't act like the Wii U really needs it if it means fewer console sales.

The Wii U's not dead. History has shown us that repeated withdrawal of support for consoles for new iterations biennially never pans out well. Just wait until E3. This Nintendoom nonsense will be dispersed as quickly as it was last year.

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#13

kensredemption commented on International StreetPass Week to Bring New Str...:

I don't know why I'm obsessing over this, but I'd love for Nintendo to host a SpotPass event that'll collect Miis that connect to the Internet and then distribute them to 3DSs worldwide all throughout the duration of the event. I'm getting tired of having to buy heroes and panels with my coins, ha ha.

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#17

kensredemption commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

So many people whining about the controversy...If you keep complaining about petty, insignificant institutions that will fade with the extinction of humanity, I'm going to buy this game just to spite you.

Ugh, I'm sick of the political sheeple trying to muddle their misguided affairs with my most cherished pastime.

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#20

kensredemption commented on Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Inc...:

It probably would've worked if they hadn't gotten too big for their britches. They can't even get operating systems down pat yet, and from the looks of things, they're going to consolidate their gaming specialization into software exclusively. In other words, they will indeed become the next Sega, like I've been saying for awhile.

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#21

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

If you have the Wii U to only play Zelda games then you're just as narrow-minded as the rest of the Pony-Xbot zealots. There's plenty to play on Wii U already and there's still plenty to come - from first-party to third-party to indie developments. Just take a look around the eShop on Wii U. It's flooded. Even the Koei Tecmo stuff is worth a look. The Virtual Console service, while not as expansive as Japan's, has breathed new life into old games, and I for one am glad to be able to play Duck Hunt again for the first time after 20 years.

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#22

kensredemption commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I can only speak for myself when I say this, but to legally reprimand parents for allowing their children to play 18+ games isn't as black and white as they assume. I mean sure, if the parents deliberately allow their kids to dabble in adult content then the neglect charge can be applied, but kids are clever and sneaky these days. I've seen kids convince their parents to buy them Mafia II when it came out saying that they could filter the adult content, or some crap like that.

Best you can hope for, really, is that you do your best to inform parents about the extent of the content. Perhaps show them a clip on YouTube or a highlight reel from the developer about exactly how explicit the content might be, and then let them make that decision to buy it or not. At least that way, the only persons at fault are the parents should they decide to get the game anyway.

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#23

kensredemption commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

I bought Spikey Walls but never played it. I'm not all that in touch with indie developers, to be honest, but as a fan of Nintendo I feel inclined to warn him about the wrath he might incite by doing this. We might just get another anti-Indie crusade of Zoe Quinn proportions.

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#26

kensredemption commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I'm actually grateful that Nintendo's doing this. They MASSACRED my wallet last year with MARIO KART 8, SUPER SMASH BROS. U (I got the GameCube controller bundle for it) AND BAYONETTA 2. I forked out A LOT of money to support the Wii U last year. I even got Watch_Dogs at launch for the Wii U.

This year I'm getting Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third and StarFox U. If Splatoon is as good as advertised, I'll get it, and hopefully Bandai Namco has more information on both Pokken Tournament AND Project Treasure by E3. Mario Party 10 will have to wait until winter when the family gets together - OH! Harmonix is also aware of the #RockBand4WiiU campaign on Twitter for which I've been actively participating, and now they're going to be collecting information on just how many people want RB4 on Wii U through a survey they're running. The link's on Twitter, so I'll have to do a little hunting, but I'll post it here.

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#28

kensredemption commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

@Quorthon Dark Souls II was loudly bemoaned by most of the hardcore Souls playerbase for being too accessible, and most of those fans would rather be playing Bloodborne. As far as Mortal Kombat goes, it will pale in comparison to Xenoblade Chronicles X when it releases in Japan next month. And Tropico? Doubt it'll affect those who indulge in the console market exclusively.

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#29

kensredemption commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

Type-0 and Bloodborne are all I'm going to get for my PS4 this year. The rest of the year really doesn't look that good for Sony, let alone Microsoft. In addition to that, if Treyarch doesn't deliver on the next Call of Duty on the Wii U, I'm going to pass on the franchise indefinitely.

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#32

kensredemption commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

Ugh...why do women - no, sorry - "feminists" think that women are the only gender that are objectified? The double standard is appalling. If they want women to stop being portrayed as sex objects, then they need to get rid of the perception that males are bloodthirsty, overly-ambitious, obscenely fit, machismo and vapid simpletons.

If you ask me, no one has the right to play the victim, and just because genders are portrayed certain ways in the media doesn't mean they're the same way in real life. If anything, the entertainment industry is responsible for screwing up people's expectations and perceptions of reality because they take it too seriously.

It's just entertainment. Just be entertained for God's sake.

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#40

kensredemption commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

One week on being number three on the charts and people act like Nintendo is doomed. Doesn't get much more ignorant than that.

Fact of the matter is that no matter where PS4s are sold, Sony is only making an average of ~$20 per unit. Nintendo has made an average of ~$70 per Wii U sold, and that was after the price drop. Each side has to snatch whatever little victory they can get. This instance is no different.

As far as third party support is concerned, I'm starting to care less and less about it since the investors in each developer's stock is calling the shots now. They don't care about quality or balanced competitive gameplay. It's all about whatever pre-pubescent dolts buy into. I'm a gamer, not a marketing niche for suits to cash in on.

All I want this year is Xenoblade X and Devil's Third. That's it.

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#50

kensredemption commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

If what I've been hearing is true, then the port strikes are to blame for the supply shortage. I'm hoping either Nintendo will make more of these units or the protesters will calm down.

Nothing will stop me from getting this. I'll trade my GameCube controller adapter for it if I have to.