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Fri 24th May, 2013

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Kodeen commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:


The difference with this and Android phones is that, pursuant to he GPL, the phone manufacturers are releasing their source code. Hyperkin is not. Furthermore the GPLv3 requires that the code can be modified and reinstalled on the original device, which it appears Hyperkin is not doing.



Kodeen commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:


SMB2 is a perfect example of developers being afraid to take risk. The actual SMB2 was a near clone of the first game, and the US SMB2 was named that way because they didn't want to chance the game against an unproven IP. It was basically the Star Fox Adventures of its day.



Kodeen commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:


"Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with its iQue range."

Successful how? Successful in that the original iQue was pirated to hell and back? Successful in that iQue console releases have been several years behind the rest of the world? Successful that no iQue system has had more than 10 games released for it?

Thomas's use of the word successful was a bit too generous in that sentence, you shouldn't be relying on it. A better phrasing would have been "and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has utilised the latter with its iQue range to varying degrees of existance."



Kodeen commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:


If a game is requiring money it is fit to be judged. If a developer does not believe his game is fit to be judged, he must not believe that his game should require money. So which category does the developer of The Letter fit into.

Comparisons to Early Access are not working in your favor, as that system is equally ludicrous.



Kodeen commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:


The problem with that approach is that you currently have what is going on with Steam; too many terrible games are released each day for the 'new releases' tab to have any value, whereas previously it was almost instant gold for indie developers.



Kodeen commented on Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculi...:

They also had a Reddit AMA where accounts asking questions were created right before the AMA and deleted right after, answers barely had anything to do with apparently legitimate questions, and there was some speculation that answers were provided by an intern who was copypasting English responses that have been given to him by the CEO, who was on vacation.

Do not back this project.



Kodeen commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:


I have never seen anyone list hookers and guns as the reason GTA was innovative. Where GTA innovated was providing a sandbox world that you could do what you wanted inside or outside of quests, so not exactly 'absolutely nothing.' Come off the hyperbole already.

Speaking of hyperbole, this article is perfect Waveboy bait. I expect to see a sentence with 17 unnecessary adjectives any minute now.



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


"However, Moore seems to have missed the point here; while the 3DS certainly won't be a big system in 2017 or 2018, Nintendo's next handheld console will be available by then"

Knowing Nintendo, they likely haven't had any discussions with 3rd party devs about their next handheld, let alone sent out dev kits. How is EA supposed to plan 3 years in advance for a handheld they know nothing about?



Kodeen commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:

"Our only real issue with this is one that stems from the handheld roots of its gameplay conceit: we found ourselves looking down at the GamePad the entire time we were playing, and even though the beautiful art tempted us upwards towards the television"

This is one of my main problems with the Gamepad. I play consoles and not handhelds for a reason, and games like this (and Little Inferno, etc...) make the TV, and thus the fact that this is a console, pointless. Just make a 3DS game.



Kodeen commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

After about a day of playing with the console, I had to turn Quick Start off. Not because I wanted to, but because there are niggling issues with the Standby Functions and how they update different pieces of software. Quick Start is a Standby Function, but in order to use it all Standby Functions must be turned on. If we could tweak individual Standby Functions and turn them on/off, it would be the perfect solution. Otherwise, sorry Quick Start, you were interesting while you were here.



Kodeen commented on Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Aff...:


More money? A moderately successful youtuber like TB makes (estimated) $200,000 a year. I wish I made that much. Very successful youtubers like Yogscast and Pewdiepie are millionares.

And are you the arbiter of what is and what is not a real job? If you're satiating a demand in the market, and you can live off of it, then it's a real job.



Kodeen commented on Ubisoft Makes Little Mention of Nintendo in Pl...:

"while the Wii is right up there with 11%, no doubt thanks to Just Dance. The question is, how long can the Wii sustain these sorts of numbers"

That's probably one of the reasons they're predicting an overall decline in casual sales. The Wii is selling almost half of the other two last-gen consoles, and Just Dance must comprise a lot of that. As the Wii fades away, Just Dance sales will likely go with it.