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It's funny because it's poisonous!

Male, 34, Japan

I like music and cats and probably some other things.

Thu 9th Sep 2010

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kurtasbestos commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

NOOOOOOOoooo I hate FF7 and I especially hate this character. But I want to have a complete collection of all the crap in Smash Brothers so I'll probably end up paying money for a character I despise anyway. Obviously Nintendo chose Cloud because they completely ran out of characters from their own games to use. Bleargh.



kurtasbestos commented on Nintendo Badge Arcade is Out Now in North America:

Oh hey, I didn't realize you people didn't have this thing yet. Be prepared to be very frustrated very often. Especially if you want to collect all of a particular set of badges but don't want to pay money (hint: it's NOT worth paying money for these things)... the first few months I was able to get 2~3 free plays every day, and sometimes as many as 5, but after some recent updates I'm lucky to get a single free play. But I still go for it every day because it's pretty satisfying when you actually manage to complete a set (even if I'm too lazy to ever actually decorate my home screen).



kurtasbestos commented on Mitsuru Hirata Expresses Interest in Pursuing ...:

Woah... I JUST bought the soundtrack and a guide book (hoping for artwork... which seems to be mostly contained in the other, much more expensive guide book) a couple of days ago. This was one of the most memorable games I've played in many, many years, and as much as I never thought a sequel would happen, I've always secretly hoped for it. MAKE IT HAPPEN, Atlus!!!!



kurtasbestos commented on Nintendo Is Making Female Characters Cover Up ...:

I'm not going to read through the comments because I'm afraid of the disturbing things I'll find. But I will say that while I don't think Nintendo's careful over-censoring of games that make it west is always entirely necessary... in the case of XenobladeX, I'm well over 100 hours into the game now and I still cringe every time I see Lin on screen. There's no reason to make a character 13 years old in a game that lets you dress up your characters in ridiculously revealing clothing right from the start (and no, I don't dress her up in sexy outfits, I'm mostly just offended by her age). I actually wish they would change the Japanese version to be less creepy, either by making the outfits less revealing or by increasing Lin's age. And I'll admit, years ago I probably never would have given a single thought about something like this, but now that I'm an elementary school teacher I'm absolutely terrified that one of my 12-year-olds (or even younger) is going to show up on the news one of these days because of someone with creepy fantasies who doesn't know the difference between fantasy and reality.



kurtasbestos commented on Nintendo Confirms That amiibo Sales Have Now R...:

Stupid Amiibo. What a waste of money. I hate those stupid things and I refuse to buy them. Other than the three that got released today that I bought on my way home from work. And all of the other ones I bought before that. Also whatever characters I like that get released in the future that I'll feel obligated to buy. But other than all of those.... stupid expensive useless Amiibo. Oh god I hope they release more characters that I like.



kurtasbestos commented on Zelda Fans Vent Anger At Nintendo of America O...:

Jeez, who cares? Even if I recognized the reference (which I don't because other than this site I try to avoid the internet and the terrible things that people say there as much as possible), I hardly think it's worth freaking out over.



kurtasbestos commented on Super Mario Maker Gets Mid-Level Checkpoints a...:

Neat! All of my levels will be getting checkpoints so that maybe someone will attempt to complete at least one of them! Except for the level that takes less than 10 seconds to complete. That one might not need a checkpoint.

Also, as I was typing that message @GoldenGamer88 posted that gargantuan thing above me and confused the crap out of both myself and my computer.



kurtasbestos commented on SEGA’s ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanes...:


I just logged into the Japanese eShop and saw the announcement. I was absolutely obsessed with the Dreamcast version (and even though I don't have a system to play it on, I still have the game), to the point where I was ranked #3 in the world (in stage challenge mode, mind you, not battle), and even created a soundtrack album. Then the GBA version came out and I bought the system for the game. I managed to solve 2499 of the user-built puzzles, and absolutely refused to resort to using the internet for the last one. But then I loaned the cart to someone and sadly never got it back (though I still have the box). But now it will live on in my WiiU! YAAAAY!!!

...sorry for the long, boring story to anyone that actually read my long, boring story.



kurtasbestos commented on Video: Take a Look Around the Interior of Nint...:

@nintendomasterr THOSE are the words I was looking for! Also, as neat as it is to see a little bit of the inside, I feel like him just waltzing right into private property that he knows is not open to the public is kind of not cool. I suppose he's lucky that that lady was so nice about it. Also also, I wonder how many people watch that video and wonder "what's a 'my space'?"



kurtasbestos commented on Random: Excitable Fans Face Disappointment Whe...:

My thoughts:

1) People are dumb.
2) People who like video games are especially dumb for making unreasonable demands without bothering to think about the people involved in making the games.
3) Twitter is dumb.
4) Seriously, I will never understand why Twitter is useful. Or even slightly interesting.
6) Mostly, people are dumb.



kurtasbestos commented on Video: This Super Mario Maker Player Captures ...:

Yup. Everyone's just going to have to remember that "自動" (spelled "じどう” (and pronounced "jidou" (as in "gee, d'oh!" (in the world of an extra-annoying Homer Simpson I guess)))) means "automatic" (as in "don't touch the controller, yo" (minus the "yo")). I tend to skip these stages because once you've seen one, you've gotten the idea. It was neat the first time, but I have a hard time figuring out why people go nuts over them. Meanwhile, though, my levels keep turning out way harder than I intend them to be, so people don't want to waste precious nanoseconds out of their lives to give me stars, so I guess no one will ever go nuts over my levels.



kurtasbestos commented on Hardware Review: BitBoy Lets You Back Up Your ...:

Maaaan... I had a ridiculously complicated method of saving the pictures from my Game Boy camera many years ago... so complicated (or at least tedious) that I probably never finished backing them all up. Also I stopped using the Game Boy Camera. But if I had had this thing back then, I probably would have kept using it.



kurtasbestos commented on Review: Star Sky (Wii U eShop):

Dang, we get so few western games in the Japanese eShop, and it looked interesting enough that I was hoping for a good rating. But... now I'm not so sure if I'll for it or not. At any rate, the "only need one finger" and "about as relaxing as a video game will ever be" things just makes me want to play Art Style: Orbient all over again.



kurtasbestos commented on Rumour: Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Co...:

Gyylleaaaarrrghghhh any one of Shining Force, Toejam & Earl, and Columns would be enough for me to find a way to surgically graft my 3DS to my hands. Even M.U.S.H.A. would make me consider some kind of body modification involving velcro. I have half of those games on my Wii, and have been seriously considering getting the other half, but since I'm not able to find much Wii-time these days, having them on my 3DS would guarantee that I'd actually play them regularly during my daily commute and get my money's worth. I'm going to go download the other 3D classics that I skipped now in order to make this dream ever so slightly closer to reality.



kurtasbestos commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

Whaaaaat??? This looks WAY Better than the Xenoblade X Wii U Box set I bought. Seriously... even if it's not a full soundtrack it's AWESOME, and my art book only has like... 20 pages. I'm kinda tempted to buy this even though I can't actually use it...



kurtasbestos commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

The time unlock thing seems like a pretty awesome idea... partly because it tricks/forces you to get to know how to use the tools a little at a time, but also because it'll trick/force someone like me with a short attention span into playing the game enough so that I get good enough to not forget about it and stop playing. Assuming that made any sense. The important thing is that, holy crap, this game is looking more and more awesome all the time!



kurtasbestos commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Jap...:

Awwww, after rushing to the store to pick up my copy (and a Yoshii Amiibo) on day 1, I was hoping (unrealistically) to see Yoshi at the top of that list. I've seen plenty of commercials for it, too, and typically games that get TV time sell well over here. Oh well, maybe I'll go buy another 70,000 or so copies so that it can at least hit 6 digits. Also, I still haven't gotten around to playing it so maybe I'll do that in the near future, too.



kurtasbestos commented on Japanese Gamers Share Their Views on Xenoblade...:

I wish I could find more free time to play this game. Also that it was in English. Or at least they didn't cram the screen with as much microscopic Japanese text as possible at every possible moment (which, to be fair, is pretty much how everything in Japan works, screen-based or otherwise). Still, what little I've played so far has been pretty awesome.



kurtasbestos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

I still kinda don't get why the internet is so dang ANGRY over this game... but... the internet seems to hate everything. I've always wanted a Metroid game to show more of a complete universe, and seeing it through the visor of the same solitary person every time (who also happens to lose all of her powers at the start of every new mission) has barely done anything to that effect. I never got around to finishing Metroid Prime: Hunters, but I loved the idea that you could play as someone other than Samus, so I'm very happy to see that idea return.



kurtasbestos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

I still kinda don't get why the internet is so dang ANGRY over this game... but... the internet seems to hate everything. I've always wanted a Metroid game to show more of a complete universe, and seeing it through the visor of the same solitary person every time (who also happens to lose all of her powers at the start of every new mission) has barely done anything to that effect. I never got around to finishing Metroid Prime: Hunters, but I loved the idea that you could play as someone other than Samus, so I'm very happy to see that idea return.



kurtasbestos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Acknowledges the Need to Impr...:

@JaxonH Other than the super-common (i.e. boring) Amiibos, they're nigh impossible to find in stores in Japan. Every time a new set gets released I go around to the stores that stock them, whether I'm actually interested in the new figures or not, and they're always completely sold out by the time I get there. I guess the lesson to be learned is that I should skip out on work on those days. Or just order them from Amazon, though I still haven't figured out exactly how to explain to my wife that I'm spending over 1000 Yen on a chunk of plastic that is so futuristic that it interacts with games I don't own.



kurtasbestos commented on Weirdness: You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jur...:

The only REAL way to collect and showcase a stupid amount of Jurassic Park media is like this:

This guy TOTALLY stole his idea from me. I bet. Just like how the guy who took a picture of his baby surrounded by money and Jurassic Park VHS tapes stole his idea from me. And by "stole" I mean "at least half of my collection came from him in the first place until he moved away and decided to CRUSH my collection because it was much harder to mail VHS tapes across the country instead of dropping them through my mail slot on a daily basis." Also, after I moved to Japan my entire collection ended up back with him anyway.

At any rate... amassing a ridiculously and pointlessly large collection of a single game / movie / album / whatever can be strangely entertaining, and I totally support large collections of anything Jurassic Park-related, but selling it on eBay is NOT cool. Or maybe I'm just jealous.



kurtasbestos commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

This was a great article. I've never had a problem with supporting the artists that I like by purchasing CDs, movies, books and games at full price (even when I was on a much more limited budget), and I find it very worrisome that more and more, the rest of the world seems to just want everything for free. Then again, I still foresee/blame smart phones for the downfall of society.



kurtasbestos commented on Monochroma For Wii U Scrapped Due To Technical...:

"We have serious performance problems that we can't overcome without developing the whole game from scratch again."

So develop the whole game from scratch around. Speaking as a programmer, it kinda sounds like they're just being lazy. Not that it wouldn't be a lot of work, but... that seems like an easy way to get out of a difficult promise.



kurtasbestos commented on Gallery: Get Hot Under the Collar in the Conti...:

Ahhhh jeez, My Wii U and Xenoblade Cross will show up in a week or so, but here I am still struggling to finish Xenoblade Chronicles. Well... only "struggling" in the sense that I want to get 100% in everything before finishing it. I should probably just finish the game.



kurtasbestos commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

I bet I would have done a lot better in college if I hadn't bought a Dreamcast at launch. Though I have to disagree with this statement:

"the only title really worth bothering with on day one was Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle"

PenPen TriIcelon was a horribly underrated game and is easily one of my all-time favorite multi-player games. ...though, yeah. I guess it wasn't really worth bothering with on day one. Or for most normal people, ever. So never mind.

Though I do have to agree with the people saying that PSO deserves a mention... as much as I hated (and still resent) how a cherished Sega franchise got modernized, I sunk a ton of hours into that game. In fact, it and Chu Chu Rocket are probably the only games I've ever played online for a significant amount of time.



kurtasbestos commented on Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To ...:

The thing I'm most impressed with is that HOLY CRAP THEY LIVE ON THE MOON!!!!!!

Seriously, though, this is awesome and way better than my proposal to my wife which was more like "so hey, if we don't get married we can't live in the same country".



kurtasbestos commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:

There was pretty much no warning of Rodea being released here in Japan... I didn't see anything in the eShop or in real shops until I went to buy Xenoblade 3D and just happened to see a bunch of shiny new boxes of Rodea sitting next to it. I probably would have bought it on launch day if I had known, but I spent a lot of money on other 3DS-related things recently so now I'm going to wait for a while. Poor Sky Soldier...



kurtasbestos commented on Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests...:

@Jayvir I'm with you. As much as I'd love to see Bomberman or maybe even Tails, Smash Brothers is supposed to be about Nintendo characters duking it out, and there are tons of Nintendo characters that haven't been represented yet. It's become incredibly tedious having to see so many people going nuts with their dreams of all kinds of third-party characters getting added to the battle all the time.