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mjc0961

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#1

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.

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#3

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.

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#5

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.

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#10

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.

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#11

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.

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#12

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.

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#14

mjc0961 commented on ​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man ...:

@VR32F1END Thankfully I still have my Legends 1 and 2 discs, so I don't have to wait for Capcom and Sony to get off their lazy butts on this one.

What's really dumb is they released Mega Man Legends AVATARS to PSN. Surely that's a tease for the games, right? NO, those avatars have been there for years now, still no games though.

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#15

mjc0961 commented on ​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man ...:

Why two Battle Network games? Screw Battle Network, the games should be Mega Man and Bass, Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Zero 3, and Mega Man Zero 4.

Save Battle Network for next year. We already have two of them and they go a long way.

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#17

mjc0961 commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@BLPs Being blunt doesn't work when you're wrong. Unless your intent was to make yourself look like a rude person. Then it worked perfectly.

@HeroOfCybertron Because, like you said, they're jerks. That's what they do. "Oh look, someone made a perfectly reasonable comment expressing disappointment that they can't play a game. Let's gang up on them by mentioning a bunch of games that aren't as good they can play instead and then mention two old collections that can't run on the platform we're all discussing." That's what a jerk does.

What I want to know is, does this site have a block list feature? I'd like to add BLPs to it if so, because I never want to read his (or her) hateful filth again.

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#18

mjc0961 commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@BLPs That doesn't balance out. Battle Network is absolutely NOTHING compared to Zero. I'd trade all the Battle Network titles we have for Zero 3 right now.

You can have X4 and X5 on PSN too, I'd throw those in. Especially X5. Everything after X4 is terrible, with the exception of X8 which is just barely passable but still could have been much better too.

Bringing up two old collections that don't run on modern hardware doesn't score you any points either. If I could put my GBA cart of Zero 3 in my Wii U and play it right now, I would. But I can't. It's not compatible. Neither are the Anniversary or X Collections. Put a GameCube disc in your Wii U, see how far you get. Or maybe you got them on PlayStation instead, so go ahead and put those PS2 discs into a PS3 or PS4 and see if you fair any better.

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#19

mjc0961 commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

No voice chat and no Wiimote support seal the deal for me. The deal is of course, there's no way I'm spending money on it.

The day one DLC that's only available if you buy overpriced physical figures doesn't help either. I never thought I'd say "I miss when day one DLC was available digitally so you could get all the content if you want it", but there you go, thank Nintendo for that statement. Obviously the ideal would be no day one DLC at all and you get all the content for your initial purchase, but hey.

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#24

mjc0961 commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

That sounds like the kind of BS story Nintendo told us about 3DS Street Pass. Gotta leave your 3DS on all the time for street passes and spot passes and all kinds of cool connectivity!

Except I always turn my 3DS off because none of that stuff actually happened.

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#25

mjc0961 commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

@FlaygletheBagel Yeah, Yoshi's Island DS was also a terrible game. Why pick a crappy Yoshi game and a Mario Kart with half the content missing?

Because Nintendo. That's the only explanation. Because Nintendo. Now get out of their way, they have more copyright infringement to dish out to innocent YouTubers because they've never heard of Fair Use.

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#26

mjc0961 commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

No Multiplayer = no buy. I still have my Mario Kart DS game card, I can still play it just fine on a DS or 3DS. Reviving multiplayer would have been a reason to buy the game again on Wii U, but without it, it's a massive waste of time and money. Forget 7/10, give it 3/10 for being the obvious shameless cash grab that it is. Charging full price for half a game, ridiculous. If they're only going to provide half the game, they should cut the price in half as well.

@Franklin Agreed. Oxymorons like that are bad writing.

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#27

mjc0961 commented on Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii ...:

"Additional AVGN characters such as the Glitch Gremlin and Mike also make appearances,"

As AVGN said in his review of this game, who the f*** is Mike?

(Mike actually never appears in the AVGN videos as himself, and thus is not an "AVGN character" ;) )

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#28

mjc0961 commented on Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Vir...:

This game is very meh, don't buy it based on the undeserved praise tossed at it in the video. You will be disappointed. This is a lacking, frustrating game that will piss you off because it doesn't explain how to do anything and you'll fail repeatedly through no fault of your own.

@Chaoz WarioWare isn't a rhythm game...

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#32

mjc0961 commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

"If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game or associated product that is designated 18+, we are advised to contact the police and children's social care as this is deemed neglectful."

Wow. And people in the UK say that stuff like this happens "only in America". I think this is far dumber than anything I've ever seen tried in America. I mean there was dumb stuff here to be sure, like trying to get kids to trade in M rated games for some free ice cream, but nothing that even comes close to being as dumb as "we're going to call the police and child protective services on you if we hear your child has played any games that are rated 18+, forget about your right as a parent to make your own call as to what your child can and can't handle".

I'm saving this article for the next time people from the UK start going off about how stupid people only exist in America.

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#35

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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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#43

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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#44

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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#46

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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#47

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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#48

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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#49

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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#50

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.