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link422007 commented on Rumour: New Report Suggests That Konami Has Al...:

@John_Enigma Konami should be willing to sell first. That and their price point on how much their IP's cost. What with them using IP's in the mobile market, that would be almost impossible. The best that they'll do is to lease their IP's to companies willing to spend the money to create triple a titles.



link422007 commented on Factor 5's Lost Wii Kid Icarus Boasted A Dark ...:

Dark and gritty storylines =/= mature

People need to grow out of that idea. The current understanding that dark and gritty storylines are better written is a ridiculous notion. If that were true, then a game like Hatred would have been the better game compared to something like Majora's Mask or Twilight Princess.



link422007 commented on Talking Point: Sweeping Internal Changes Show ...:

>Nintendo releases sequels

"Nintendo should be more ambitious! They need new IP!"

>Nintendo releases new IP

"Where's Star Fox!? Where's Metroid!? Where's Zelda!? Where's F-zero!?"

And you keep asking WHY NINTENDO doesn't listen to fans? I keep thinking that video game enthusiasts are in a state perpetual of demands. This has been an old saying before. As a guy who had a famicom, a SNES, N64, GC, PS1, PS2, Wii, PS3, I can tell you that some people here have nostalgia tinted glasses and suck as much as analyzing and rely more on what they feel as good rather than objectifying. They're stuck in a time when Video Games were still the new frontier, now it isn't and you should all accept the fact that progress has to slow down at some point. Maybe you should stop playing long hours of video games, find other hobbies you're going to love. Get out and experience life and talk to people. Obtain skills on your own like cooking or music. Just don't focus your hobbies on video games all the time. If you keep eating crackers, eventually you'll think that they're stale even when its given with honey and milk.



link422007 commented on Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A ...:

I would rather take WB games than MercurySteam. Lords of Shadow and its sequel were the reason Castlevania bombed post Igarashi.

Until MercurySteam can make a good and solid game, I won't trust them with any other series. Castlevania was enough.



link422007 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

I find it hilarious that people who insult others as weebs find it disturbing that they are playing a game made for weebs.

Fire Emblem has been that way even before the 'muh weebs' Fates game that asshats have been doing. The incest, the rape and all that jazz has been discussed before with one of FE's greatest games before Fates, Genealogy of the Holy War. Now if people are still disturbed about it, then go play Animal Crossing to make you feel comfortable. And please, not brutal and no perma-death? Why are you even playing FE anyway if you don't want the hard as nails difficulty but still like a challenge? Did you not like Dark Souls because of the same difficulty? Why should Fire Emblem adjust to different standards? The save feature may be horrible but I've never once complained in playing the game even if Radiant Dawn kicked my ass more often times than not. It's part of its charm and Fates can have that while also trying to rake in new fans.

My impression of people about the difficulty are either too weak to adjust for a new strategy, or too judgmental to other communities who now play the game too because of the additional features. Tell me again more about your accepting community, tell me again how everyone is good, tell me again how there are no exceptions, because the more you people say it, the more idiotic you look.

Those precious support points may be important in raising your army, but it's not a problem if it's not, you're going to have to adjust to them.



link422007 commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

Off to the bargain bin with this. I'm glad I had second thoughts on this kickstarter and it became even more obvious now with the Red Ash pitch. With new info coming to light, it makes me wonder who is more awful at this point, Capcom or Inafune. Capcom may have dropped the ball with the Megaman series out of spite, but at least they tried to release content unlike this guy.



link422007 commented on Nintendo Is Licensing Hudson Soft IP From Konami:

@John_Enigma Most likely. There has been few and far in between examples of a Japanese company just buying an intended IP compared to absorbing/buying out smaller companies (I've never heard of Nintendo actually absorbing IP's from other companies, and they have a difficult time in maintaining them). You can hear mergers there but that's about it IIRC.

But until Konami's pachinko and slot machine business goes bust, it will most likely hold on to all its IP as well as Hudson Soft's which is sad because once the company stagnates into oblivion, most of the stuff that they have will only be left in the memories of fans and in history books unless they hand out licenses to other companies to make their games. If licensing isn't an issue, I could see other developers taking up the slack with a very minimal investment needed from Konami itself. Actually, I think they wouldn't have to spend a dime on their licensing, step back and let the others do the dirty work. Granted, profits would be smaller but hey, more money with less spending is always a good business decision.



link422007 commented on Nintendo Is Licensing Hudson Soft IP From Konami:

@John_Enigma From what I recall, no. They don't usually buy IP from dying companies, they just straight up buy the company/development team instead. A good example of this is Monolith Soft and Nintendo's acquisition of them from Bandai Namco. That way, they can get the IP with a development team who knows their IP well enough and use them without having to redirect their own resources to the acquired IP's that they just bought.



link422007 commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

@PlywoodStick Sadly, Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile duct) has very poor prognosis even after surgery. There's only a 30% chance of a 5 year survival rate.

I can not even begin to think of what was going through Iwata's mind as his doctor has said to him how very little chance he has to live past 5 years even with Surgery.

Can anyone honestly tell me if they would do the same? To continue to work with what he loves despite the fact that something is slowly killing him? Imagine the pressure of what he had to endure against his investors fervently demanding shifts to the mobile platform even if he was against it, the outrage of fans and the cancer eating away at his life.

Death, may have been a sweet release to him, but I don't know. The man was probably the most optimistic of the lot, probably more so than gamers themselves these days. He was the complete anti-thesis of what gamers are. His legacy will live on, and the man's optimism will stick with me even past my time.

So you gamers better get your act together and hope for a better tomorrow.



link422007 commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

@ultraraichu Histrionic and Borderline people and some depressive disorders. The comments are always a colorful place filled with the loudest of turds and some people trying to convince an idiot to turn right in absolute futility when he keeps turning left. Nobody in the internet who is insane enough is going to admit that he/she has a problem. The conversation will just devolve into a ****fest via Godwin's law while people throw labels like sexist, racist, nazi, etc.



link422007 commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

AHAHAHA! Not going to America? Then not being handled by Nintendo? Hell, I know that I haven't been caring about rumors, but this is just hilarious how paranoid slack jawed idiots ate the rumors up like a fat kid to pizza.




link422007 commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

@Kirk If you want Zelda to have voice acting, then I want that voice acting to be complete Hylian gibberish with translations on the bottom screen to act as text boxes. If I want to play a compelling, living, breathing environment that is, essentially a different world, I want it to be a complete immersion, go big or go home.



link422007 commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

If we're just going to argue about this power BS, then I'm going to quit console gaming as a whole and go for PC. Console gamers need to understand this; that console gaming should not go for the easy PC malleable route, because if they did, the whole competition is going to be completely unsustainable with services like STEAM and GOG. The console market will die if they compete with the PC route because the PC route offers more than just a gaming experience as it has become a box of important utilities as well as a multimedia device. It is completely stupid to argue that power is a definitive thing for console gaming these days.

It is not and the only thing that awaits console gamers from here on is a desolate wasteland filled with old consoles and games that PC already has. Trying to keep up with PC's these days with consoles is utterly futile. If Nintendo is going to match their specs on PC, they might as well release games on the PC and regularly upgrade their machine with parts instead of a whole package and cannibalize themselves for it.



link422007 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

It's a conundrum, actually. Fans generally have 2 opinions on such things especially Nintendo.

On one hand, you have the fans clamoring for more remakes which is why Nintendo has been dubbed with derogatory remarks as the "rehash" empire. Remakes are low scale budget quick cash grabs in my opinion and let's just leave it at that.

On the other hand, you have fans calling for more new IP, even when Nintendo has been doing so for quite a while, the problem is when new IP are presented, people tend to ignore the new IP and just head straight to what is familiar. Splatoon got a good reception when it was presented, I just wished Eternal Darkness, Geist and Disaster: Day of Crisis received as much as well as they were interesting for their time.

And fans expect Nintendo to listen to them? Laughable.



link422007 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

Honestly, I would expect Nintendo to fail at some point. There is only so much tactics that they could create in the situation they were in before it all goes to hell. And right now, it's just one of those failures.

Adulthood has made me realize how terribly childish it is to sperg on things that matter so little to me in the end and it won't make me happy just harping all about the horrible stuff that can happen with Nintendo with what I deal everyday in the hospital because that would utterly affect my work. People are understandably angry and that's fine, but this is just one of the failures that happen.

Remember folks, **** happens, it's part of life. Nintendo isn't going to be great most of the time and it's funny people try to both defend and bury them to the ground.

Hey what can you do? Keeping all those lingering emotions does nothing but make you more sour. What I propose is for people, in typical form, "to just let it go." and just let it take its natural course.

If things end up bad for Nintendo in the end, then like Reggie said, "not my problem".

But if it's good then good.



link422007 commented on Sony Is Assisting With The Creation Of Shenmue...:

@Peach64 So, if I were to say that Metroid Prime 4 was going to be made by crowdfunding, published by Nintendo but not funded while you see Tanabe on the video saying, "If you don't fund this game with x amount, this game won't ever be made", you're still saying it's okay?

If you're a publisher, it's on or not at all. I know that people wanted Shenmue 3, but to be backed up by a big name publisher AND STILL ask for money? That's asking for exploitation of the worst kind just like how Nintendo does it with Amiibo.



link422007 commented on Sony Is Assisting With The Creation Of Shenmue...:

@abe_hikura I know right? And Shenmue fans, tormented by the cliffhanger ending of the last game are salivating at the mouth while Sony laughs all the way to the bank.

And people go for this "muuuhhh PS4" bandwagon. How sorry am I to see people be conned to invest in something they will buy for another time because the publisher doesn't want to and still expect the money from the sales.



link422007 commented on Sony Is Assisting With The Creation Of Shenmue...:

By assistance, only partial payment? Why not produce the whole damn thing? Why the whole kickstarter approach? This whole E3 has been nothing but a waste of time in my opinion. Sony needs to set its goals closer and have its killer titles on more promising dates (we don't want another last guardian scenario), Microsoft needs to look for better ventures and invest in more risky moves (make Rare do something) and Nintendo needs to come clean if it still wants to produce content with the Wii U or not.

If you think this E3 was a wonderful year, then you're piss out of luck. This year, I thought I would never hear this coming from a show floor meant for AAA development, "It's gamers who are funding game developers for a project that they will eventually buy because publishers don't want to."

Stop patronizing, people, and maybe one day these companies will get all of their collective **** together.



link422007 commented on Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash B...:

@WreckItRyan The blame lies solely on marketing. The reason why gaming is ultimately a male dominant hobby is because males during the 80's and 90's usually are the ones who are drawn to the hobby itself thus establishing the demographic. It's all about the numbers given to them to make it a lucrative investment. Blaming the white man for the inequality in this community is hogwash. If people want to attract more women, gear the marketing enough for them and the remarks of ill-gotten folk would fade into the background.

If women are objectified in the gaming community, then meek and kissless virgins of the community are labeled by the same people like @hYdeks to be anti-social when they are more likely having anxiety or avoidant personality disorders.

In any rate both sides of this debate are being irrational. The moment you give anyone labels is the moment you turned into something you hate.



link422007 commented on Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash B...:

@whodatninja I would argue that there are people who fall to the obvious bait of trolls just to incite a fire within a certain community due to my cynicism but that is neither here nor there. That is what trolls want, inciting controversy and Lilian has shown how to handle it with logic, finesse and arguments that will win anyone over. For that alone, she's a great person in my book.

Lilian is someone I can respect, she plays it cool and produces good counter points.



link422007 commented on Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Smash...:

@SethNintendo Agreed. Interactive media is individually reliant not mass reliant like movies.

Video Games are meant to be played not watched. I don't watch Let's Play videos by this principle alone because not only does it spoil the game for anyone, it also dumbs down a demographic. It's nice to have user based content, but Let's Play are something I would ignore on my list to watch on YouTube or other streaming sites like Twitch. I watched an SC tournament and it bored me to death, the same goes for the MOBA tournaments like DOTA 2 and LOL and even fighting games like MvC3 etc.

But that's not a knock on e-sports players though as I just find watching someone play video games, even if something big like Starcraft II or something quick like DOTA 2 are difficult for me to pay attention to.



link422007 commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

Being in an e-sports career is a tough call, although I can understand these people, they should have had backup plans in their lives to their career choices. Putting everything at stake with not fall back is absolutely an atrocious life choice and only filled with undeserved romanticism.

Going after what you love is good, but being smart about it is better.



link422007 commented on Nintendo and Universal Studios Announce Theme ...:

Either an Anchor's Away style Zelda ride or a "dragon boat" ride using the king of red lions.

Log Jam ride for DK attraction

F-Zero coaster with the cart shaped like the Blue Falcon

Star Fox and Metroid could be a VR type of ride like back to the future. Or laser tag.

Mario Kart derby

Pokemon Snap like ride

Kid Icarus can be the same like Pokemon snap but an on rails VR feature, kids will go ballistic with it.

Heck they can just make it like Nintendo Land and every kid and adults alike would go nuts.



link422007 commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Tackles Metroid Pr...:


>Implying that metroid was a system seller to begin with.


No seriously, stop deluding yourself thinking that Metroid can move copies. The problem we have as to why Metroid never sells is because of people having no interest despite fans pushing for it to be made. Metroid Prime, the best of the series to date didn't even move units for the GameCube era, what makes you think it will move now?