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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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#3

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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#7

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.

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#10

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@unrandomsam I'm not sure if I read that right, but you said Microsoft is on top and has virtually unlimited resources?

The only other products I'm aware that Microsoft has is their OS and music player, and I'm fairly certain that third parties are contributing to their obscene amounts of advertisements for the system, in addition to celebrity endorsements.

Rule of thumb: If a company has to try that hard to sell you a product, you can bet that they're struggling.

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#11

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@Hernandez Everyone I've talked to with any connections to the gaming industry agree that Nintendo took home the gold at E3, even though the library of games was fairly light. If Nintendo actually managed to secure any more big third-party titles, NO ONE would EVER buy a PS4 or XBO. The lifeblood of Sony and Microsoft is third-party games because their first and second-party developments are almost non-existent.

Last year at PS4's launch their exclusives were Killzone, Knack, Warframe and some indies that are now available on the XBO. This year I've only seen inFamous: Second Son and War Thunder. DriveClub and The Order are being pushed back until next year. Things were even worse for Microsoft since they just had Dead Rising 3, Forza and Ryse with Titanfall not even bolstering in sales on the XBO.

As much as I'd like to quell the neurotic whining of the fanboys and doubters, if Nintendo decided to Chuck Norris the competition the gaming industry would lose a lot of support since the loudest members of the gaming demographic are a bunch of ill-informed, ignorant drones who refuse to learn anything more about their competition other that the juvenile stereotypes perpetuated about them.

Once word spreads that Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third are Wii U exclusives, those that are smart enough will perceive Nintendo as a more than legitimate threat.

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#14

kensredemption commented on Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Se...:

@WanderingPB

"Remember boys and girls its all about playing great games and having fun with those experiences…console wars are truly redundant because its just stupid to miss out on such incredible games due to a self deluded bias"

Indeed. It's for this reason that I'm such a strong advocate for cross-platform games between PC/Mac/NWU/PS4/XBO/Mobiles. Gaming is meant to bring people together and either have fun or have healthy competition. These console war degenerates are enemies of progression and insist on rehashing the same experiences in gaming as before and just call it "next-gen" because of minor hardware updates.

Personally, I don't feel like we've reached the next generation yet only because gaming still feels segregated and the only innovations have come from Nintendo's control schemes. Give me a game that connects gamers all over the world no matter what platform they play on sand then I'll acknowledge the next generation of gaming has arrived.

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#17

kensredemption commented on Satoru Iwata Recovering From Surgery To Remove...:

@Marshi The bile duct connects your liver to your small intestine. It release bile which helps break down the lipids (fats) in the food you eat.

In any case, my best regards to Iwata-heika. You should be proud of what happened at E3. Your team took home the gold. Just rest easy and continue on the road to recovery.

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#19

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@Mahe Stop being such a ninny. 90% of your comments are just you whining about Nintendo over every little triumph they earn. Get over yourself.

Besides, bypassing the idiotic press and appealing to the fanbase directly - most of whom are actually able to convince those around them to invest into Nintendo - will do wonders for Nintendo. Meanwhile, Microsoft is STILL doing damage control over the XBO and Sony's hubris has led them to a pool of gaming stagnation that will keep them in the muck until next year. Come this fall, Nintendo is going to wipe the floor with the plethora of action titles that will appeal to whom Nintendo intended to in the first place: The hardcore gamers.

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#21

kensredemption commented on Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tem...:

The way the trend is moving right now is showing that Nintendo is the Japanese developer's salvation. Devil's Third was going to be published by THQ, but they folded and Valhalla was picked up by Nintendo instead. Bayonetta didn't have much of a future because the Ponys and Xbots just want "next-gen" shooters, so Nintendo picked up Platinum as well. Since Capcom seems to be on the verge of folding, it wouldn't surprise me if Nintendo picked them up too. Konami as well since the only titles I've seen from them lately are either MGS, Castlevania LoS or sports games. After E3 this year, I honestly feel like there's a renaissance in the works for Nintendo. Think the SNES-N64 era. I'm just glad Nintendo got all of those naysaying ninnies to shut the Hell up.

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#23

kensredemption commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

"This mystery game's been done for a few months, but we won't know if it'll sell well so we'll wait until more Wii Us are sold."

-Facepalm- Just release it. If it's exclusive to the Wii U, it just might sell like MK8 did. Of course, it probably wouldn't have sold as much if it was being overshadowed by MK8 by releasing it at the same time...

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#27

kensredemption commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

I'm one of the 2% of pollers who own all three next-gen giants and the one thing I can say is this:

The inflated egos of both Sony and Microsoft will be deflated completely when fall and 2015 come around. Screw the statistics, fanboys, optimists and realists obsessing over trivial "conflicts" involving the supremacy of the Big Three.

Just shut up and play your damn games like real gamers do. I'm playing Final Fantasy XIV on my PS4 every day and during my off hours I play Mario Kart 8 exclusively on my Wii U while I use my Xbox One to stream from both systems and even indulge in a little Killer Instinct when the mood strikes me.

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#28

kensredemption commented on E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Excl...:

@ThreadShadow And yet people who think like you wonder why Nintendo's been in such a slump and had to endure flak from the "hardcore" community over being a "kiddie" console.

Quit complaining. You don't want it? Don't buy it and don't have anything to do with it. You have no right to determine what people want to buy when it comes to their games. M-rated and over-the-top action titles may very well be the one thing that helps to save the Wii U from obscurity, and I for one welcome ANYTHING that will give Nintendo an edge over the competition.

Of course, after E3, the Ponys have deluded themselves into thinking the PS4 stands a chance against Nintendo this year, and Xbots are drowning in their stubbornness hanging onto an already obsolete piece of hardware with only one or two titles worth getting until the end of 2015.

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#29

kensredemption commented on Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Re...:

It's not going to be hard for me to avoid Watch_Dogs, considering the multiplayer blunder that happened at launch. I'll feel more comfortable knowing that the Wii U version will at least have a chance to avoid all that nonsense. Besides, I'd rather not be bothered by trophies, achievements and online fees.

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#31

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

I stopped playing FPS games on my PS4 when I realized how many corpse camping kids there were online. I've had a much better experience on the Nintendo Network. I still get matched up with people way above my level with all the guns and accessories unlocked, but at least I can both stand a chance AND get legitimate kills.

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#35

kensredemption commented on Mario Kart Month: The Developers Who Tried To ...:

My SNES days were consumed with platformers and fighters, so I don't remember the original Mario Kart that well. In fact, all I remember from my SNES days were Yoshi's Story and Killer Instinct. My first karting game was Diddy Kong Racing and I loved every second of it. Pigma was stupid and obnoxious, but shooting at his fat butt with the super rocket was the most fun I've ever had. Ha ha ha. Nowadays, I'm content with harassing other players with the same items to make races interesting, hence, my fandom for MK8, regardless of the naysaying ninnies and frustrating fanhermaphrodites.

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#37

kensredemption commented on Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Somet...:

There's so much speculation and hype about this that I can't possibly predict what might happen. Loved those commercials and I've been a fan of Robin Williams for years. Zelda just might be a mocap actress for the next Zelda game, or something...maybe even voice her? ...Oh, wait, the last time Nintendo have one of their protagonists a fully-voiced role, it didn't pan out well with the fans. Then again, Team Ninja is infamous for reducing women into weak, vulnerable sex objects.

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#38

kensredemption commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I've heard about connectivity issues between people who have the pre-order bonus codes for Watch_Dogs and their inability to play with people who don't. Furthermore, a GameStop employee went over how Ubisoft has no plans to patch that issue. It's pretty much become my sole reason to wait for the Wii U version.

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#40

kensredemption commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@electrolite77 It may just be because of how I was raised, but I don't see any of your beeswax here. The conversation didn't even pertain to anyone other than myself and what's-his-trollface. Also,

Propaganda, noun.
1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.

To scrutinize so heavily on the shortcomings of resolution and framerate on the Wii U compared to its "next-gen" brethren when it's virtually indistinguishable by many and give the exasperaters the likes of Ponys and Xbots another trivial reason to steer people away from Nintendo seems like propaganda to me.

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#41

kensredemption commented on Fans Plan a Revival of Mega Man Legends 3:

I only played the first one, but I would like to see ports of the first two on the 3DS if possible (I know the first one was released on the N64 and PS, but not too sure about MML2). I actually thought Tron Bonne was hot and cute, mainly because of her tsundere attitude, ha ha ha.

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#44

kensredemption commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@KennyPowers It's not picky, pretentious or pompous if it's true. With the PS34X361 experience of Watch_Dogs the gameplay will be no different next-gen as it was last-gen. Standard gamepad + companion app experience has already been done with Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Ground Zeroes and Battlefield. If useless gimmicks like that along with the superficiality of "superior graphics" defines the "next-generation", I'd rather back the Wii U all through the next decade. Oh, and by the way, this isn't IGN. If you want to troll, just go wade through that cesspool of pseudo-journalism for a few hours.

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#49

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform ...:

Hmm...I never got into the whole plastic figurine, video game hybrid thing, but if those figurines can be used across different games and tied to Nintendo Network IDs and save data, I think I could get into that. Maybe Square Enix might do another Super Mario RPG but in the likeness of Xenoblade Chronicles, maybe even Final Fantasy XIV...Ooh, a Super Mario free-to-play MMORPG?! :D