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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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#8

kensredemption commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@Shiryu "I will buy it, full price even if the other versions are discounted already. I manage to remain spoil free up to now, so I will rather enjoy the ride. But when this games fails to sell millions, I just hope Ubisoft realizes most people are not as patient as me. A shame too, I wanted to also give them wvwn more of my money, as if they put the new "Assassin's Creed Rogue" on the system."

I managed to stay spoil free these last few months as well. Playing Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate helped, but now I'm all RPG'd out. I'm itching for a sandbox. I was going to give Ubisoft all of my money if they put Rogue and Unity on the Wii U as well, but they just had to get my hope up...heartless bastards.

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#10

kensredemption commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:

I might just be the most optimistic person here, but I'm not giving up hope of seeing third party support for the Wii U and I never will.

I was a little disillusioned because of what EA was doing at first, but I played Battlefield 4 and Titanfall on the PS4 and XBO respectively, and you know what I realized? We're not missing out on ANYTHING.

The graphics on BF4 are so horrendous, even WITH installing the data on your hard drive. Textures take forever to load in multiplayer and more often than not the connection lagged like a beast and sometimes the entire map would straight up disappear and all you'd see on the screen is the backdrop for scoreboards post-match and a crosshair.

As for Titanfall...the whole experience is just meh. It's basically Call of Duty with parkour and mechs. I'm a pretty average FPS gamer but the whole experience just left more to be desired. Garden Warfare was more exciting than Titanfall.

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#11

kensredemption commented on Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest...:

@Mega719 ...What are you talking about? SE stated that sales were already much higher than they expected, but since the 3DS player base has to access the game via the cloud, so many people trying to access the game within the usual timeframe for playtime made it impossible to even login. There's no console agenda in this article.

http://arcadesushi.com/square-enix-would-love-to-give-dragon-quest-x-a-western-release/

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#12

kensredemption commented on Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest...:

@DualWielding ...Dude, you have NO idea how much they LOVE MMOs. Nobunaga's Ambition and Romance of the Three Kingdoms were basically launch MMOs for the PS4 and Wii U respectively and they garner a huge following, albeit a cult following. It's enough that they keep making more installments for each franchise.

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#15

kensredemption commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

You people talk too much. In the time it took me to read 75% of the comments in this article, I'd have already completed a silver match in Mass Effect 3 solo. We're gamers, not fanatics or activists. Get back in the game, for crying out loud.

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#17

kensredemption commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

I'm sick of publishers and developers spewing that crap about the Wii U not having enough of an install base. It trumps the XBO user base by two million worldwide, but apparently that's not enough for these money-grubbing people. Ugh, that's it. I wash my hands of third-party developers.

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#22

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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#23

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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#24

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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#25

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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#28

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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#32

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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#33

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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#34

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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#35

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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#36

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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#38

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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#44

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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#46

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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#50

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.