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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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#5

kensredemption commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@aaronsullivan "In other words, Nintendo hardware and games are still going to stand out starkly from what Microsoft and Sony are offering for a long time to come."

You know, now that I think about it, the fanatics drooling over the PS4 do seem to be...superficial in their support of the system. They're like a bunch of teenage "anarchists" who scream and bully others like rabid monkeys, but only wear it on their sleeves so they can easily take it off once the next big thing comes around.

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#6

kensredemption commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

@IceClimbers

"In fact, many of them also combine them with slot machines (there's a specific name for them but I can't remember what it is)."

Are you talking about pachinko machines?

Anyway, in regards to the article, first there's Hyrule Warriors, now there's Pokken Tournament? I really think Nintendo's snatched up Namco Bandai as well as Koei Tecmo as second party developers now.

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#7

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

@Williaint

"Another thing I find despicable, is the way that Emulators and ROMs are advertised over the internet. There are several "Why pay for these games, when you can play them free!" popups, or whatnot, on 'top ten list' sites."

You must be hanging around in the questionable areas of the internet if you're seeing ads like that. I frequent mainstream sites for social networking, media and gaming news and not once have I seen ads promoting flash carts.

Anyway, as far as the original topic is concerned, I base my decisions on one philosophy:

If a developer can no longer capitalize on a title, either through digital distribution or selling physical copies (pre-owned copies of a game does not give the developer any money whatsoever), then the use of a flash cart to play the titles in question is tolerable.

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#8

kensredemption commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):

@DrSlump Yeesh. Grow up, will you?

I never say this, because the people who say this a lot are too cocky for their own good, but it applies here on account of the obscene amount of all the whining revolving around MK8.

Deal with it. I've dealt with it. #Acceptance

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#11

kensredemption commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

I think Nintendo might have Chuck Norris'd third party developers this holiday season. Ubisoft probably knew that releasing Watch_Dogs on the Wii U the same week MK8 came out wouldn't pan out well, same thing goes for trying to release the two new AC games alongside Bayonetta 2 and Smash. My budget only allows for 3 new games for the rest of the year, and none of the third party games are on that list. It's all Wii U exclusive.

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#15

kensredemption commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

@Mr_G

"I totally agree. Nintendo has sold out big time. they worse than EA as far as im concerned. Seeing BMW in mario is a huge insult to the house of mario and just cheapening the brand.

we still dont have N64 games on the virtual console which will make nintendo money but nooooo they would rather sell out and make money like this.

Sad sad day"

...This is by far the most dumbfounded comment I've ever seen, ever. I...

-Puts a revolver to his head and pulls the trigger-

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#16

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

@Yorumi Be that as it may, they shouldn't treat Samus like she's the only one being "sexualized". If anything, real fans of the Metroid franchise know just how superhuman she is and how off-putting she can be lugging that heavy armor around all the time and constantly blasting away space pirates and aliens that by "sexualizing" Samus makes her more human and relatable. That said, the Smash games have always been about bringing Nintendo's mascots to a level playing field where they can Brawl in fair Melee contests which potentially means making the most remarkable of their characters unremarkable.

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#17

kensredemption commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Okay, I must be missing something here because I'm seeing A LOT of animosity towards Nintendo for promoting Mercedes in MK8.

What do people think will happen when the DLC arrives? That the apocalypse is coming? That suddenly locusts will fly put of our bungholes and contaminate our food and corrupt everything we own? That people will suddenly combust for no reason causing thousand-car pile-ups and effectively sending thousands more to their deaths and we'll meet our end in a sea of fire?

Good God, people, grow up. Find something better to argue or debate about. Oh, I've got an idea! How about coercing EA to let BioWare bring their games to the Wii U? Same for Activision, Ubisoft and Rockstar?

It's certainly better than whining about petty crap like this.

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#18

kensredemption commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

As a testament to my spite for EA's deliberate negligence of the Wii U, I refuse to buy any EA games that won't be on a Nintendo console. That said, I WILL buy the ones that are on the Wii U, Wii and 3DS regardless of what it is to show my support for a more amicable relationship between both Nintendo and EA.

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#19

kensredemption commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

You know...I never thought about that before. How the Amiibos can be used across different games, and all. The Disney Infinity and Skylanders figurines are restricted to those franchises only. I wonder what Nintendo will do to link the Amiibos together across several different titles?

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#21

kensredemption commented on New Video of Dragon Quest X on 3DS Released by...:

After watching the trailer, and seeing some of the gameplay, I realized that they took most of the elements I loved about Final Fantasy XIV, when it first released, and put it in Dragon Quest X. If it ever comes west, I'm DEFINITELY getting it.

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#27

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

I like how there's already a witch hunt for this guy when most of those comments came from people who CLEARLY haven't read the article. All they saw was "3DS Homebrew Channel", "hacking" and "piracy". For God's sake, people. Read, interpret, comprehend and THEN respond.

Anyway, as far as bypassing the region lock goes, I imagine this guy to be more of an asset than a liability. It'll give gamers in the Western Hemisphere access to so many more quality games that are exclusive in each theater. I, for one, have been DYING to play Time Travelers on my 3DS as well as the chibi Project Diva. That'd be the only reason I'd use this Homebrew. That, and to explore classic Genesis and SNES titles that still have yet to show up on the eShop.

I'm talking about classic Sonic games as well as the Final Fantasy games from I-VI that still remain exclusive to Japan for some reason. I'd gladly pay for the convenience of downloading the title so I can enjoy it on the go, I really would, but if I'm going to be constantly denied my desire to indulge in new gaming experiences, Nintendo is really leaving me no other choice.

Anyway, the way I see it is like this:

Once we buy the hardware, it becomes our property to do with as we will. Whether it be soft-modding it to play games locked in our respective regions, submerging it in the sink filled to the brim with water, or shooting at it with a paintball gun.

Online services, however, are something we SUBSCRIBE to. It's NOT something we OWN. Modding hardware to get an edge on other players online for one's own enjoyment or to get digital downloads for free is the ONLY thing I find reprehensible about modding and hacking hardware. That's it.

tl;dr: Modding hardware to play region locked games and emulating titles we already own is okay. Using to score free games from the eShop and cheating online is not.

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#29

kensredemption commented on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims t...:

@ErnisDy Achievements are overrated and have the potential to influence addictive behavior. A friend of mine on the PSN obsessively gathers trophies and has recently reached level 31 with hundreds of platinum trophies. When I stopped, I was 25 and I never looked back. The Wii U has given me the most liberating experience I've ever had in recent gaming history, and that's as it should be. Games should be liberating, not compulsively completionistic addictions.

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#33

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

Dead Poet's Society forever, my captain.

The world has lost one of the greatest men we have ever known. When I heard the news, it felt like someone stuck a knife through my heart. He was kind of like the uncle you'd adore growing up. He'd never make you sad and he'd always make you laugh, all the while teaching you a little bit about life along the way.

I'm still in shock. I haven't been able to think about anything or anyone else all day.

You taught me to seize the day, Robin. I aim to do so for the rest of my life.

Carpe Diem.

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#39

kensredemption commented on Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know ...:

@Vrael Constantly evolving winning conditions, RPG-esque character development, an expanding roster and unique stage navigating options in addition to homages to the Zelda series.

I was hyped before, but after seeing that Direct I creamed myself over, and over, and over, and over, and over...

...and over, and over, and over. I'm glad I didn't buy into anything from EA, Ubi or Acti this year. This year's all about Nintendo.

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#41

kensredemption commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

"In addition, references to 'next-gen technologies' can often mean 'not Wii U' — a sad reality of where it stands at present."

The Wii U "not being next-gen" is an ignorant assumption perpetuated by the fanatical fanboys of the Sony and Microsoft factions who worship higher resolutions instead of the quality of the games themselves.

The best is yet to come for the Wii U, and the hardware hasn't even been pushed to its limits yet. According to VeryTraumatic of YouTube and his review of Killzone: Shadow Fall, the PS4 has already been pushed to its limits graphically.

In addition to that, nothing about the games developed on either the PS4 or the XBO feel any different compared to anything on the PS3 and 360. I've said this before, and I'll say it again:

The Wii U is the only "next-gen" console on the market as it gives a genuinely new experience that sets it apart from its predecessors.

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#45

kensredemption commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:

@Xamorus No problem. Although, I did find it a little concerning that they deleted my comment concerning Wii U gameplay and blocked me from commenting on future posts. Then again, I don't exactly come off as neutral to most people. Ha ha ha.

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#49

kensredemption commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

EA's just focusing on appealing to the hipsters these days, pandering to the lowest common denominator. Once some new social networking experience shows up, they won't even consider themselves "gamers" anymore. Mark my words, they'll go crawling back to Nintendo and Sony.