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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 September, 2010

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kurtasbestos commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Probably the only way I'll ever actually be convinced to buy a smart phone is if Nintendo makes one. But don't worry, even if I owned one I'd still spend as much time as possible complaining about smart phones, because I know how much people love that. And because I know how much you were all worried about it.



kurtasbestos commented on This Ancient Promotional Calendar Is Filled Wi...:

Weird, I live in Japan and own a Japanese phone, and yet when I tried those phone numbers just now, neither of them worked.

Also, after clicking the link I found this comment:
"An amazing find! Too bad Nintendo or some other party didn't try to save the lot before it was torn down."
I totally understand, because I also think it's a shame when good parking lots get torn down.



kurtasbestos commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

"What the other companies are doing makes business sense. But it’s boring. The same games appear on every system. At Nintendo we want an environment where game creators can collaborate and think of ideas for games that could have never happened before."

And that's why Miyamoto and/or Nintendo is/are awesome.



kurtasbestos commented on Video: Nintendo Unleashes a Super Smash Bros. ...:

Hey, I've played 10-player Saturn Bomberman (my personal favorite game of all time) in all kinds of cramped places over the past... uh... holy crap that game is almost 20 years old. Gross. Anyway... most recently I managed to get together a 7-player game in the living room of my new house, and it was pretty nice. The point of this is that if I'm able to convince/trick my wife into letting me buy a Wii U at some point, I WILL make 8-player Smash Brothers happen in my spacious living room with my devilishly attractive friends. Except... I guess that being a foreigner living in Japan, I'LL be the only person of color like in the commercial. Weird.



kurtasbestos commented on Review: Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop):

If this had multiplayer it sounds like something I would enjoy. It kind of bring backs fond memories of Goldman from The House of the Dead 2 or that super weird (and awesome) Dreamcast horror survival game Illbleed.



kurtasbestos commented on Weirdness: Mike Tyson Fights Himself in Punch-...:

I was going to post a reply saying I feel exactly the same way. The last time I went back to the States I ended up watching his crappy show, and my mom had the unmitigated gall to say that he's pretty funny. But then I saw the reply to your comment by @Dipper723 about Jimmy Kimmel and my face imploded because I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE THE SAME PERSON!!! Or at least, I never payed enough attention to their last names to realize that it was two different comedians that I thought were terrible instead of just one. TRUE STORY.



kurtasbestos commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

What exactly is this guy trying to do that he feels like he should dedicate a good portion of his life to whining about it rather than just accepting that he can't have everything his way. It seems like he either wants to do something shady... or he just likes arguing about semantics. If Nintendo issued a system update that states that they get to come into your house and slap you around and take off with your Wii U, then yeah, I can TOTALLY sympathize. Otherwise... it kinda seems like he should just deal with it and go on with his life and realize that it probably isn't REALLY hurting him in any significant way.



kurtasbestos commented on Video: Your Heart Will Melt At This Sega Genes...:

That... was as weird of an idea as it was awesome. I was 11 or so when I got my Genesis and loved the crap out of it, as well as about half the games in this video. Also... that 5-year old kid beat DJ Boy three times??? Holy crap, he must be amazing at video games.



kurtasbestos commented on Review: KORG DSN-12 (3DS eShop):

I downloaded this the day I bought my 3DS (which I mainly bought for the M10D). For anyone who's a fan of the DS-10(+), it's a million billion times better in almost every possible way. For anyone who's a fan of the M10D, well... it's similar, but you have to make your own sounds from scratch and there's a pretty huge learning curve (as in, it took me several years messing around on the DS-10 to get to the point where I can think of a sound in my head and move knobs around until the sound in the software matches it). And if you're a fan of both (or KORG in general), then you really have no reason NOT to download this.



kurtasbestos commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

Noooooooo I want to play this game again on 3DS exactly as much as I don't want to have to buy a new 3DS. Or maybe more. Or less. I'm not sure. At any rate, I want this game but I won't get to play it because I finally bought my 3DS about a month ago and I want my money's worth, damnit.



kurtasbestos commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

How can people afford multiple systems, let alone find the free time to play games on said systems? I'm still struggling through my library of Wii games in the limited time I can find to play games (usually when my wife falls asleep and I planned ahead enough to put my Wiimote within reaching distance so as to not wake her up). When the next generation comes out, I'll probably be ready to buy a WiiU and be content with that. Or I'll try to finish all those Sega Saturn or Gamecube games that I never got around to.



kurtasbestos commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

It was all a dream!
No wait... you play from the perspective of a ghost!
Or... you were responsible for the murder in question!
Just kidding, aliens!
I mean, it's a flash-forward to the future when you solve the mystery of your own death in the past!

...did I guess the right cliche?

Seriously, though, I LOVED the screen savers included with Windows 98. This game looks great!!!



kurtasbestos commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Can you REALLY call games from the previous generation (which plenty of people are still playing and even buying these days) classics? Also, this:

"And anecdotally I've had people who were the Wii generation and who are back in the consideration set. It's certainly something I hear about."

So... basically he has pretty much nothing to actually back up the statement that Wii owners are buying PS4s other than random guessing.



kurtasbestos commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

I'm kind of surprised how many people seem to think it's going to be Shulk. Don't get me wrong, Xenoblade Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite games, so I would love for it to be Shulk... but it also seems incredibly unlikely considering how many much more famous Nintendo characters (not to mention possible 3rd party characters) there are out there. Then again... to those of us who have never played a Pokemon game, they can add as many characters from those games as they want and it's probably exactly as interesting as adding Shulk would be to a person who has no idea who he is. Still, here's hoping...



kurtasbestos commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

I can't blame the kids for being afraid of ancient technology, but I wish they had been nicer to the Game Boy if for no other reason than to not make me feel so old for having one when it first came out and being super obsessed with it.

@eleccross To be fair, though, have you ever actually pressed a physical button? They take SO much effort to use. It's like... REALLY hard. I'm getting tired just thinking about it.