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Wed 15th April, 2009

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mjc0961 commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

Also would you guys PLEASE get rid of that obnoxious embed thing that completely blocks me from viewing the video at full size on YouTube as intended? You didn't even make this video, you shouldn't be blocking our access to watch it on YouTube AND trying to get subscribers for your own channel from it.



mjc0961 commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

I don't care. If it's not BRB's fault, their next game will prove it.

I'm sure SEGA isn't blameless, they are total idiots after all (Aliens Colonial Marines anyone?), but that doesn't absolve BRB of guilt until they put out a good game.



mjc0961 commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS):

"And, actually, when it comes to the screen formatting options allowed by the Virtual Console settings, there's only one that works ideally: "Upper Screen on TV." This keeps the primary screen on the television and the touchscreen – which usually contains maps, inventory, and general information – on the GamePad."

And that's why I won't buy it. Anything that makes the gamepad is a necessity is a skip for me. The gamepad is awful and it's my mission in life to use it as little as possible.



mjc0961 commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

I can honestly say I don't care, I gave up on Miiverse ages ago. You can't post anything there without marking it as a spoiler because a mod will delete your content if you don't. So ridiculous. It also takes too long to load Miiverse to post anything when all that happens is you get a yeah or two. And games with integrated Miiverse are annoying, I don't want to see people's posts everywhere I go and I don't want to constantly be begged to post something myself. At least you can usually turn that off in games that have it though.

But this is obviously a change for the worse, and LOL at people who say they don't see a problem.



mjc0961 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

"and yet many consumers - me included - have the cheek to complain about annoying pop-up ads or excessive product placement in TV shows."

The cheek?! Pop up ads are never acceptable, and just drive people to use adblock. The only people having cheek when it comes to pop-ups are the people still putting them out there.

For the sites I use on a regular basis, the ones that don't have pop-ups are whitelisted on my adblocker so their ads show up. The ones that do have pop-ups stay blocked, because I don't want garbage taking over my browser with close buttons that are either tiny or don't actually close without also taking you to the target site (which could be filled with viruses, malware, or other nasty stuff).

Bottom line, if you don't want people to adblock your website, or don't want them to tell your service to screw off, don't have pop-up ads in it. Pop up ads are baloney, and I don't want to hear any crap about people having "the cheek" to complain about them. Pop ups shouldn't exist, period. They're bad marketing.



mjc0961 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I like how you can spot all the diehard fanboys; the ones liking that terrible comment BLPs wrote insulting everyone who has any form of legitimate gripe against Nintendo. That's absolutely uncalled for, and once again makes me wish this site had an ignore feature so I didn't have to read any more of BLPs insulting posts. Every time I see this guy he's insulting someone. Incredibly obnoxious, please give us an ignore user feature if you aren't going to have moderators put an end to such behavior.



mjc0961 commented on Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Smash...:

"Why is "Zer0", very arguably the best overall player in a multi-million dollar, franchised phenomenon, making exactly the same amount of money as anyone else would make with a minimum wage job?"

lolwut?! Where can I get a minimum wage job where I bring home $40k a year?! If I could bring home $40k a year working in fast food or bagging items in a store, I'd quit my job where I work a lot harder mentally and still don't bring home $40k a year despite making well over minimum wage.

It's blatantly clear that whoever wrote this article has absolutely no clue what they're talking about. And it ruins anything else the article could have said. When I read something as utterly uninformed as that, I immediately stop reading because I assume the rest of the article is just as uninformed and thus not worth my time. Very poor showing on this one, Nintendo Life.

And even if you take away $25k and just look at the $15k he gets from tourneys, which is completely inaccurate to do as the YouTube and sponsorship money is a direct result of playing Smash, $15k is still more than what you'd make on minimum wage.



mjc0961 commented on Review: Mega Man & Bass (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@MitchVogel No way. Mega Man and Bass is easily more difficult than the Mega Man Zero games. Maybe you're just bad at Mega Man Zero, or maybe you didn't get far enough in Mega Man and Bass to make a fair assessment, but there's no way any of the Zero games are harder than this.



mjc0961 commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Battle Dojo i...:

@DerpSandwich You can already use the second stick for aiming. It just works poorly because Nintendo forgot to allow separate adjustment of the X and Y sensitivities.

What they really need is Wiimote support. Point and shoot, that's what I want. Until they wake up and offer it, I won't buy this game.



mjc0961 commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:

@Damo The buttons are far worse though. Spongy buttons are always trash. Getting a lesser screen is worth it if the games play better because the buttons aren't mushy rubbish.



mjc0961 commented on New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For...:

@GoneFishin That part about looking down at the Wii U gamepad for anything is why I won't be picking this up. One of these days, Nintendo has to learn that looking away from the TV at a tiny screen in your lap is a bad idea. It works on DS and 3DS because the screens are right next to each other in the same device you're already looking at, so looking down is just a matter of moving your eyeballs slightly. It's horrible on Wii U because the gamepad is not right below my TV, so I have to crane my neck down to see it. And then I can't see anything on the TV.

The other problem is that the gamepad is just uncomfortable to hold. 100% playable with the pro controller or I'm not making a purchase, that's my Wii U motto. If I have to use the gamepad, I don't want the game.

Obviously I could put both DS screens on the TV for this, but if I'm going to have to do that, why bother? I can just put my DS cartridge into my 3DS and play it that way.



mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: This Game Boy Macro Is Crafted From...:

Too bad it's made out of a DS Lite, which had the most horribly mushy buttons of ever system I've ever played. Considering the Virtual Boy doesn't count as it sits on a stand and thus isn't actually a handheld, I feel confident in saying the DS Lite is the worst handheld system Nintendo ever created. 2DS is a worst second for the same reason, but DS Lite was so bad I remember some of my games being unplayable on it when I got one.

Clicky, responsive buttons Nintendo. That's what games need. Not massively mushy pieces of crap that take ages to push, just feel terrible in the hand, and make it impossible to walk a diagonal with a d-pad.



mjc0961 commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

@Operative It made me not want the game at all. Motion controls are whack as usual, they screwed up dual analog control by not having separate X and Y sensitivity sliders, and they have no Wiimote and Nunchuck controls so people can use pointer aiming. Major disappointment. Also, no colorblind options.

And yes, lack of voice chat is a major problem. Watching people come up with the worst excuses in the world to defend not having it is also disgusting. Especially considering Nintendo already told us the reason, which is some guy on the dev team got insulted on it once and thus now nobody gets to talk. It's not because of garbage that #140 and $141 are trying to shovel about different languages, it's not because you don't need it because matches are so short, it's because some guy on the dev team got insulted one time. Ridiculous.



mjc0961 commented on The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has ...:

Oh no, not bad language! How will we ever survive?!

You know what's more offensive than bad language? All the bad comments about how it's not a speed run because glitches were used. People who know nothing about speed runs should keep their mouth shut.



mjc0961 commented on Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is...:

"Nintendo isn't quite as old-fashioned as some like to pretend"

Pretend?! Nobody's pretending, Nintendo is factually old-fashioned. They still shy away from online in games that should have it, and in games that do get online, they refuse to allow voice chat. They're so bad at DLC that they sell it physically which means it sells out instead of selling it digitally as it should be.

Nintendo's so old fashioned, they have yet to make a console with an ethernet port built in.



mjc0961 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

BS. They apologize every month it seems, and yet no change occurs. Just shut up and sell us the DLC digitally like everyone else instead of locking it behind stupidly rare figures already. I just want to play the Captain Toad 8 bit hunt without paying some "donkey" on eBay more than 3 times the price of the stupid figure.

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: physical DLC that sells out is the dumbest thing any game company has ever done regarding DLC. Horse Armor wasn't as dumb as this. Valve and Bethesda selling Skyrim Mods wasn't as dumb as this. Online passes weren't as dumb as this. Batman Arkham Knight's $40 season pass isn't as dumb as this. Evolve's $100 of day one DLC wasn't as dumb as this. Rockstar constantly patching all the payouts and fun out of GTA V's MP mode so they can sell more Shark Cards isn't as dumb as this. Do you know why all of those other horrible DLC practices aren't as bad as Nintendo and amiibo? BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PAY FOR ANY OF THAT GARBAGE CAN ACTUALLY DO IT AND GET THE CONTENT, BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOLD OUT!



mjc0961 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

@medalofhonorfan Everyone keeps whining about GBA games on Wii U instead of 3DS. Everyone keeps forgetting that Nintendo tried putting GBA games on 3DS with the ambassador program and it sucked because the 3DS couldn't handle it. The colors were too dark, there were no added features like save states or control remapping, and you couldn't go back to the home menu.

And DS games on 3DS would have the same problem. Playing physical DS games on 3DS puts the system into "DS mode" which limits all your options. It basically just turns it into a DS for a bit. It takes more power to emulate the game than it does to just natively run it like 3DS does with DS cards. Now let's be reasonable. If the 3DS isn't powerful enough to emulate a GBA to the standards of the current gen virtual console, what makes you think it will be able to emulate the DS, a system more powerful than the GBA?!

People need to start thinking, and realizing that GBA and DS on 3DS VC is impossible.



mjc0961 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

@TheRegginator You hit the nail on the head. Lower prices, more frequent releases. That's all they need. Okay and cross buy. Those are all they need. Not some crappy PS+ style subscription model. Not bundles. And not the absolutely terrible idea suggested in the poll article that Virtual Console games should be sold via amiibo rather than as the digital downloads they should be.

Speaking of PS+,
"In exchange for a sensible annual fee there are free games every month, and it's a formula that works."

That isn't what free means! If you give someone a fee, what you get in return for that fee isn't free. Free means you didn't pay anything at all. Saying PS+ gives you free games is like saying Xbox Live Gold has always given people free online play. No, that's what you subscribed for. PS+ doesn't give free games, it's the worst game rental service available as in exchange for your fee, Sony tells you which games you can rent from them, unlike other services like GameFly that let you pick from a massive library.



mjc0961 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

Oh, and more rubbish like amiibo tap is absolutely NOT the solution. It's bad enough Nintendo is locking out game content behind plastic figures that sell out, meaning you can't get the content even if you want it. If they start denying access to entire GAMES unless you can get your hands on one of these super rare bits of plastic tat, I'm done with Nintendo.

Business is very simple, Nintendo. I want to buy a game. You sell me a game. I get a game and you get my money. Easy. Putting these idiotic plastic figures in the way is ruining the business. It means I can't get the games and you can't get my money. amiibo is the worst DLC practice the game industry has ever seen, but the idea of locking entire games behind amiibo? The author of this article should be fired and never allowed to work anywhere that doesn't involve asking "do you want fries with that?" ever again for suggesting such a downright terrible idea.



mjc0961 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

You know, I came in here to joke about how they didn't call something a game changer for once. Then I found this at the start of the article.

"this was a game changer for Nintendo."

Ugh. I'm starting to think the writers on this site get paid based on how many times they call something a game changer.



mjc0961 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

@Vineleaf Nuts to that. If they're going to add more characters, I'd rather see them add in characters from other IP rather than resorting to the same tired crap. We don't need more baby versions of characters, we don't need more metal/"pink gold" versions of characters, we don't need more "dry" versions of character (Dry Bowser as the 3rd character in Pack 2 is pretty disappointing), we don't need those lousy Koopa Kids, and we don't need random unimportant characters like the Bee Queen from Mario Galaxy.

Kick all of those garbage characters out and bring in more from Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Kirby, Pikmin. Anything else but more babies or metals.

@Mogster I don't either. Battle Mode has never been the main attraction, it was always tacked on garbage that nobody I knew ever wanted to bother with. But I guess when you substitute one flavor of tacked on garbage for another, people get upset at the change even though nothing of value was lost.



mjc0961 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@kiigu The only reason nobody challenges it is because do YOU want to be the single person going up against a massive corporation with tons of money and lawyers?

Nintendo gets away with it not because it's legal (and it most certainly isn't; Let's Play isn't even remotely similar to fan art BTW), but because no one person has the means to take them to court and not get completely ruined by debt.

Look it up, it's a standard corporate tactic: someone wants to take you to court? Down them in motions from your army of lawyers, there's no way they can afford to pay enough lawyers of their own to get through them all.



mjc0961 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

Agreed 100%. Nintendo needs to quickly realize that they need YouTube more than YouTube needs them. There are a near infinite number of games people can play on YouTube that aren't Nintendo published and thus aren't subject to their partner program nonsense. Those are the games that people are going to play, those are the games that are going to get increased sales because people see how fun they are and decide to buy them. Meanwhile Nintendo gets left in the dust. Nintendo could get a lot of exposure and thus sales if they had people like Angry Joe doing a review and saying the game is great, go buy it immediately, or people like PewDiePie just playing the game and now all these people see it and want to play that too. But they throw it all away for a little pocket change? Nintendo is so backwards. They won't sell amiibo, they won't see original New 3DS in North America, they won't sell limited editions in reasonable quantities, and they won't allow people to freely advertise their products so they get more sales. And to offset all that money they intentionally are not making, they try to get it out of YouTube? Terrible way to try and make money.



mjc0961 commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@EngieBengie It's actually not within Nintendo's legal rights to do this. Fair Use says the people on YouTube are in the right and Nintendo is guilty of copyright infringement. The only reason Nintendo gets away with it is because no YouTuber has the money and legal team to take on Nintendo in court and win. With these big corporations, taking them to court isn't about you being right so you win, it's about how they get a bunch of interns to bury the court with so many stupid motions that you'd go broke trying to pay your own lawyer or lawyers to deal with them. It'd shut you down before you even get to go to court for the actual issue.

And yes, of course, it is very stupid of Nintendo to do this regardless of the law because they are denying tons of free advertising as this so blatantly proves. But will Nintendo learn? No. Please understand: Nintendo is a bunch of ancient, out of touch Japanese business men who don't care if they run their own company straight into the ground.



mjc0961 commented on Interview: AVGN Adventures Developer on Influe...:

@simonthomas6 Sony? You're joking, right? Have you ever used PS3 text chat? It's more censored than even Miiverse. Tons of regular words are blocked for no particular reason, or because Sony doesn't know how to set up a word filter correctly. If I tried to talk about a racoon on Miiverse, it would say racoon in my post and it wouldn't get moderated. When I tried to talk about a racoon on PS3 text chat last weekend, it said "ra****". Stupid. I get why those four letters alone would be blocked, but learn to set up the word filter correctly for crying out loud! For some inane reason you also can't say connection which is a real pain in the butt when you're trying to play multiplayer with people and they want to communicate that there is a connection problem

Not to mention, Miiverse is a public forum visible to all. PS3 text chats are only visible to up to 16 people that you invite in. So why is this like this? If I want to have a private chat with a few people that nobody else is going to see, why is there even a word filter in the first place? Or why can't we disable it?!

No. Miiverse is indeed a ridiculous nanny state, but if it ever got as bad as Sony (who does not "understand its the parents that are in charge for what their kids view" at all), I'd really be disappointed in Nintendo.



mjc0961 commented on Interview: AVGN Adventures Developer on Influe...:

"As this is a mature game based on the web series, one question contains some swearing."

I can't believe it's 2015 and people still get hung up on "swearing". They're just words, they're only "more offensive" or "bad" because you personally chose to think they are, not because they actually are. If people would stop getting hung up on these words for literally no reason, they wouldn't even be used that much anymore. Getting hung up on swearing is such a massive sign of immaturity. It's about time the world grew up and realized there is nothing wrong with these words.

As far as Miiverse goes, it's an obnoxious nanny state. They might as well just disable screenshots for the entire service anyway. Every time I've posted a screenshot to Miiverse that clearly was not a spoiler and thus I didn't mark it as a spoiler, I get moderated anyway. I bet I could post a screenshot of a title screen and get moderated for spoiling something. This is also the service that chose to ban screenshots of Pokemon ORAS right out of the gate because a few bad apples might give Pokemon, oh no, "swear words" for nicknames and then upload those screenshots. What ever happened to moderation and deletion if people do that? Why block the entire community from an entire feature because a few bad apples might abuse it (but not really because there's nothing wrong with "swear words" other than uptight immature people getting offended by them, and thus no abuse can come from it)?

The only surprise regarding Miiverse is that they ever allowed screenshots of AVGN Adventures in the first place.