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mjc0961

mjc0961

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#1

mjc0961 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@Peach64 Actually that's exactly what it's like. 2015 was already a wasteland to begin with, and now the few games that were actually going to be worth it are all getting pushed out to 2016. 2015 could very well be the worst year in gaming history.

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#2

mjc0961 commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

lol @ buying printed guides. Yes, I really want to spend money on a printed guide that will be out of date in a few weeks when I can find tons of resources online that will stay up to date for free.

People who buy these things are suckers.

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#4

mjc0961 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Cobra You're delusional if you think Wii U could have taken second place over the Xbone. Microsoft had a bad start thanks to Don Mattrick and stupid DRM policies, but they've turned it around and will easily have second place no matter what Nintendo does.

Not that it matters, ranking the consoles based just on their sales always has been and always will be stupid and meaningless.

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#5

mjc0961 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon The touchpad and the share button on the PS4 controller are also s***. Same with the entire game.com. It doesn't matter if Tiger did it first when their system was so slow and had such a blurry screen that everything but Lights Out and Solitare were unplayable.

Innovation isn't just doing something nobody did before, it's doing something better. "Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself."

game.com may have "invented" the touch screen on a game system, but Nintendo innovated and made it useful with the DS.

And seriously, the PS4 touchpad and share buttons are not innovations. Share is just a shortcut button, on Xbox you double-tap the Xbox button and on Wii U you press the home button and there you find the sharing options. And the touchpad is just a massively oversized select button in 99% of games. Killzone Shadow Fall also used it as a second d-pad. You can fling robots in Playroom if you wasted money to get a PS4 Camera. Yeah, there's no innovation here, just bad controller design. Not just there either; when I have to rip apart a controller to put in a bigger battery and swap out the analog sticks with those of a competitor because my thumb keeps slipping off their stupid "raised dome inside a lip" design, I consider it a failure.

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#6

mjc0961 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Peach64 Exactly. And for Wii, we saw a lot of games that had shoehorned waggle bringing down the experience. Wii U has a big clunky touch screen getting in the way of me looking at my nice HDTV.

All I really want from Nintendo is a spec upgrade and a regular controller. :/

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#7

mjc0961 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

That's nice and all, but hopefully the "surprise" is a good one. The Wii U gamepad was a surprise alright, but an unpleasant one. One I wish would go away now so I can use the Pro Controller or WiiMote and Nunchuck more often as both are superior depending on the genre.

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#8

mjc0961 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

Where's the "I'm sick of article after article after article after article about it even though none of the articles have any new, worthwhile information to convey" option?

Seriously, enough already. Save the articles for when there is actual news.

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#10

mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We'...:

@Dogorilla It's accurate about finally nailing 3D - 3D on the original 3D was pretty useless due to the narrow "sweet spot". I never used it before on my original 3DS and 3DS XL, but I actually use it now on the New 3DS XL because it actually works and doesn't break if I move my head slightly.

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#11

mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We'...:

@Peach64 Doesn't matter if the people who read this are as into it as we are. The problem is the people who wrote this have the device, they have the box it came in. No excuse for them to get the name wrong. They apparently don't even have enough journalistic integrity to look at the box for the correct name of the thing they're writing about.

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#13

mjc0961 commented on Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support fo...:

I'd just like to point out...

All this security, and Nintendo used regular every day SD cards for 3DS system storage instead of some stupid proprietary expensive nonsense.

What was Sony's excuse for expensive proprietary memory in the PS Vita again? Oh yeah, security. Maybe instead of making the cost of ownership so high that nobody wanted one, they should have done better software like Nintendo did. But hey, at least the PS Vita is secure... If only because nobody wants a Vita.

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#14

mjc0961 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun ...:

@BLPs "An opinion is fine until you offend mine" is exactly what people like Shoxir are doing when they flat-out insult people who do speed runs with glitches. Having an opinion is fine, but when you start insulting other people because they did something in a way you dislike, you've moved beyond the boundaries of just having an opinion people can respect and now people are going to quite justifiably take issue with it. I don't have any issue with you or your post because you aren't calling every single person who does glitch speedruns a jerk.

I mean, I'd disagree with you that Other M has "more solid programming" than Super Metroid, but that's it (I think you're forgetting that Super Metroid is pretty solidly programmed if you just set about playing it normally, and that you're also forgetting that people have been playing these classic games for years and years whereas Other M is still new and hasn't been picked apart for decades like Super Metroid has. give it time, if people actually care to find glitches in Other M, they'll be found sometime in the future). I have no qualm with you because you're not insulting a bunch of people who did nothing wrong.

People are taking issue with posts like Shokir's not because they disagree with his opinion on what speedruns he likes, but because he's ignorantly insulting all glitch speedrunners by calling them jerks and saying they're all missing the point. Missing the point of what exactly, of what Shokir personally thinks speedruns should be? Who is Shokir, why are his opinions on what a speedrun should be so important, and why should any speedrunner care about them, especially after he called them all jerks?!

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#15

mjc0961 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun ...:

@Shoxir "but you kinda missed the entire purpose of the marathon and ultimately you're just going to look like a jerk to everyone who tried to finish naturally."

Somebody here certainly missed the entire purpose of something and just looks like a jerk. It's not the speedrunner though.

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#16

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

@Quorthon "It's bad enough that Nintendo fans already never want to support anything 3rd party"

This I have to disagree with though. If third parties had put versions of their games worth supporting on Wii U, maybe Nintendo fans would have supported them. Just look at Ubisoft, they provide more than enough examples. Every game is either massively delayed, is missing content or won't be getting DLC, or both (Watch Dogs). Nintendo fan or not, why would you support that version and get less for your money, especially if you own other platforms? I got Watch Dogs on PlayStation and finished the main game and the very excellent Bad Blood DLC before Wii U even got the original game. And Wii U never got Bad Blood. No surprise why I and many many many other gamers didn't buy Watch Dogs for Wii U.

How many other third party games came out without the multiplayer mode but without a discount to match the smaller amount of content? If you cut out parts of the game but don't cut the price to go with it, of course people are going to ignore the cut down version and go to another platform where the same price gets them more for their money.

How about EA releasing only Mass Effect 3 for Wii U at the same time they released Mass Effect Trilogy for every other platform? If you have a Wii U and a 360/PS3/PC, are you going to buy just Mass Effect 3 for $60 on Wii U, or are you going to buy Mass Effect Trilogy for the same $60 and get three games rather than one? I bought neither because I already owned all three Mass Effect games, but if I didn't I would have skipped 3 on Wii U and got the trilogy package for another platform because it's so obvious: 3 games for $60 is better than 1 game for $60.

Third parties, at least the AAA guys, have no one to blame but themselves for not getting any decent sales on Wii U. They sabotaged the products on their own, nobody should blame consumers for not wanting them.

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#17

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

@Quorthon "No one here would go to work and be happy to not be paid for their time and effort. So why do so many expect that of game developers? It's sickening, and it's harmful."

Well said. If people here worked hard at their job and then their bosses took their work for free and gave them no pay, they'd be pissed. But this is exactly what they're doing to devs by exploiting loopholes in digital distribution systems to get content for free.

As already said, this is why we can't have nice things.

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#18

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

Yeah it won't take long for this to get fixed and the Wii U to get more restrictive as a result. People ruined PS3's set-up by doing crap like this; used to be you could have 5 PS3s activated on your account. But people were "gamesharing" (basically pirating) and now you can only have 2. And people like #89 there are to blame. Thanks for making systems more restrictive to legitimate customers because you wanted free DLC, #89.

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#20

mjc0961 commented on Poll: Which 2015 Nintendo Blockbusters Should ...:

None of them. Codename STEAM already turned amiibo from fun, optional content to on-disc DLC that costs $13 a pop. This crap needs to stop and it needs to stop now. I'll be boycotting Codename STEAM and any other game that uses amiibo (especially rare ones) to lock out critical game content.

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#21

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished...:

@gatorboi352 Nintendo Land is still the only game that makes the Wii U Gamepad worth anything. No other game has used it in a way that needed it, every other game just makes me say "I wish I could use the Pro Controller/Wiimote and Nunchuck instead".

The gamepad is a failure, mostly because it's a big clunky mess that hasn't changed the way we play games (unless you count hand cramps as a change). Nintendo Land is fine though.

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#23

mjc0961 commented on Unity 5 Development Engine Launches, Includes ...:

@Kirk You are doing something wrong. You're developing for mobile. Mobile is a wasteland, the common gamer doesn't care about mobile anymore and the causal gamer doesn't care about anything new because they're just buying more MTs in Candy Crush.

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#27

mjc0961 commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

@Madmanonfire And, of course, The Stanley Parable had great writing, which is required if you're doing a narrative based game that's light on gameplay.

TellTale routinely succeeds at it. The Stanley Parable succeeded at it. That new one from Dontnod that I can't remember the name of appears to be succeeding at it. Gone Home did NOT succeed at it.

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#28

mjc0961 commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

@Harrison_Peter If Gone Home is the best writing you've seen in video games, I can only come to the conclusion that it's the only video game you've ever played. And man, are you missing out.

@DarkKirby hit the nail on the head here. This game got pushed because of what the "twist" was and not because the writing was actually good. If the twist had been something else, nobody would have paid this game any attention at all because the writing is terrible. Basically if you want the spoiler (if you haven't played yet, take the spoiler and save your money), read comment #9. That one gives it away, and let me promise you all that what #9 said is most definitely the only reason why the game got any attention.

It doesn't have good puzzles. It doesn't have good atmosphere. It doesn't have good writing. It has nothing for it other than a very bad plot twist that gaming media praised because of what the twist happened to be and not because the twist was presented well or blew anyone's mind (because it didn't; once again, the writing is awful).

Oh, and don't listen to anyone saying "I don't crap on games without playing them, I played it and it's good". A lot of people crapping on it played it, because it's not good at all.

Just watch it on YouTube, you'll get the same experience without wasting the money and then you can see for yourself how bad the game actually is.

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#29

mjc0961 commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

Good. Despite what you may have heard, this game is terrible. It's barely a game, and the story is absolutely abysmal. I'd go into detail about what's wrong with it, but even a one sentence summary would be a spoiler. That's how lacking in depth the plot is.

@LittleIrves Gone Home would not have "given Wii U another notch in their cap of excellent indie ports" because Gone Home is not an excellent game.

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#30

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

I like how all the complaining and b***ing is people complaining and b***ing about how people will find something to complain about. If you guys could stop being insufferable and self-fulfilling in the future, that'd be great.

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#31

mjc0961 commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

Of course I'm not getting Codename STEAM, you can take your on disc DLC and shove it Nintendo. Every character in the game should be available at launch to everyone, nobody should have to pay $13 minimum to access any character.

Didn't take long for amiibo to go from "harmless extra bits" to "critical game content withheld unless you pay up".

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#34

mjc0961 commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@ejamer All that would accomplish is letting scalpers get all of the amiibo. Nintendo would still get their money so it would fail. And then no fans would have amiibo.

The way to do it is to never buy any of this stuff from eBay. Boycott the scalpers. If scalpers don't make money from it then they'll stop scalping it.

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#36

mjc0961 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

Nah, Nintendo shouldn't put their games full stop on mobile platforms, but if they did some kind of companion app thing or maybe just did some mini stuff. Like that Pokemon version of Face Raiders, they could put utter nonsense like that on mobile as well just to get the Pokemon name out there.

Obviously nobody is saying put Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on there though, that would be stupid.

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#39

mjc0961 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@ThomasBW84 If this was an honest reaction I would agree. But there's no way this is an honest reaction. If it is, Nintendo has just basically come out and publicly said "we are dumb. we don't know how to run a business".

How exactly does keeping the original 3DS help avoid customer confusion and offer more choices? Does anyone really want the choice to spend a lot of money on a 3DS that does less? What's going to happen in reality is people who don't know the difference are going to buy a 3DS because they want the small sized and then be mad when they later realize they don't get super stable 3D, don't get the faster processor, don't get the C-stick, and can't play exclusive games like Xenoblade. They're going to feel conned. They're going to feel that Nintendo should have phased the model they bought out in favor of a smaller version of the New 3DS.

And that last thing is exactly what they should do. In fact, phasing out the old 3DS is what they've already been doing anyway as other commenters have pointed out. So yeah, this is absolutely not an honest reaction and absolutely nobody has forfeited the right to complain about being blatantly lied to by some PR tool who isn't even familiar with the product lineup.

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#40

mjc0961 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

@snoox I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure the SD card slot on Wii U is only for Wii mode.

@ReigningSemtex Yeah, Sony failed miserably with the Vita. All it would have taken is micro SD cards instead of the $100 for 32GB exclusive nonsense they did and people probably would have bought the Vita and it wouldn't be dead today.

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#41

mjc0961 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

@TerrapinJess I've been going all physical and I love it-- all my games right when I want them.

And if I don't want them anymore (because some of them suck) I can sell them.

I truly pity anyone who goes all digital. There's no advantages, just disadvantages. You're literally screwing yourself over.

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#42

mjc0961 commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

@IrishGuy It would be terrible in my opinion. I've been playing Legends and it's just awful. I barely have any control over it, the characters just do what they want. I hold the run button, they walk anyway. I'm running and jump, they do a slow jump sometimes. And forget doing attacks in midair, those are worthless.

I'd rather play Sonic Boom than play a Sonic game with controls as sloppy as Rayman Legends.

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#43

mjc0961 commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

That first part is obvious. Sonic Boom was awful. It's so obvious I feel like you could just slap it in front of every headline.

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Curve Digital is Plotting an Honest Release With The Swindle on Wii U
Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as These Nifty 8-bit Super Mario Collectables May Make Canned Coffee Taste Better
Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage
Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene
Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event
Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

In fact, I think every game news site out there should do this for every article for one day. Really drive the point home to SEGA that they screwed up and need to stop messing with the formula. Go back to either Generations and Lost World and work on perfecting one of those two styles of gameplay so we get a really great game. Generations and Lost World were decent games, and with more love and effort they could result in great games. SEGA just needs to stick with one idea and perfect it.

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#44

mjc0961 commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

@Crimson_Ridley Because codes are bollocks. Systems that come with digital games that aren't pre-installed are bollocks. You know what happens with systems that offer a digital game via download code? Everybody gets the system for Christmas and nobody can redeem their code to actually use their Christmas present because the network is down. This happened in the past with Nintendo products.

Pre-installed is the way to go, and if Nintendo switches back to download codes (and thus ruining Christmas for tons of children across the world) will be at the front of the line to rip them a new you-know-what.

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#46

mjc0961 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Scores are utterly useless. Read the review, that's the part that actually tells you about the game. A score without reading the review is just a number with no context, and after reading the review a score doesn't do anything but offer a useless summary of what you just read (rendered even more useless because every review ever has a text summary before the number).

Scores only seem to exist to keep Metacritic alive and give idiots on the internet something to whine about.

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#47

mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@MasterBlaster I lol'd. Pretty much this article in a nutshell. Finds random (and terrible) video that uses video game graphics for no reason, links it because why not drum up some more clicks.

GameSpot and Kotaku at their finest, except I'm fairly certain I didn't type either of those URLs into my browser's address bar, so this is rather strange indeed.

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#48

mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@ClockworkMario I'm not missing the point of the video. I watched the video. The video was crap. The video is titled "Is Capitalism Bad For You?", yet doesn't even begin to approach discussion of the topic they proposed in their title. As you said, it just repeats some stuff some philosophers said. That's why it's crap. If you're going to put out a video called "Is Capitalism Bad For You?", then talk about why capitalism might be bad for me. Talking about religion and kinda maybe comparing it to said religion doesn't get me to ponder the question they proposed, it makes me wonder why they put out such a poor video that doesn't match the title and doesn't even offer any alternatives to consider.

I would urge people NOT to watch this video. It's not worth watching. It has nothing of value to say. It has nothing of value to contribute to any serious discussion about capitalism. The video is nothing more than "here's some guy who wrote a book here's a few lines from his book the end hope you enjoyed the completely irrelevant pictures from Mario 2". This video is almost as bad as the video that called itself "This is Phil Fish" or whatever, but I turned off after 6 minutes because they spend 5 of said 6 minutes talking about Nickelback for absolutely no reason whatsoever (yeah dude, we get it, people don't think they earned their popularity and the same applies to Phil Fish, we get it, move on already. no, not going to move on, okay sod this).

And no, I won't check out more of the channel. The video was bad. I don't check out the rest of the channel if the first video I watch is bad.

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#49

mjc0961 commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@mozzy1 Well said. That video was nothing but nonsense. Why ask the question "is capitalism bad for you" if they aren't even going to discuss that topic? It has parallels to religion? Okay. That makes it bad for me because...?

And if it's bad for me, what are the alternatives that are better?

I think we should discuss a more relevant topic: Why becoming Kotaku is bad for site longevity. People avoid Kotaku for a reason, don't be a Kotaku, Nintendo Life.

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#50

mjc0961 commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

This article makes absolutely no sense. Nintendo limiting their potential profits by not selling enough amiibo and collector's editions to people who want them is not a price to pay for their return to profits, it's a hurdle in their path to returning to profits. If they eliminated this hurdle, they would return to profits faster as more people would be able to give them money.

Make no mistake, this is a bad thing for gamers and a bad thing for Nintendo. Trying to claim this is smart on Nintendo's part is just blind fanboyism, people defending their favorite company with arguments that make no sense. Nintendo is stupidly refusing to take people's money and letting that money go to scalpers on eBay instead. Nintendo is screwing up and they need to put out more stuff for people to buy if they want to start making some proper money again. They don't benefit from money they aren't making because they're not selling products.