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Male, 23, South Africa

Tue 29th April, 2014

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nostalgianinja commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I love me some nice black hardware. Seriously, most of my hardware in my household is black, I've got to keep a motif here.

I think I need to buy myself a 32GB micro SD as well, but that will have to wait 2 weeks later when I've got my pay.



nostalgianinja commented on Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streame...:

Ooohhh. Anime content right on a New 3DS (which I'm going to buy).

I'm for this, and I'd be even more for this is we could change sub/dub versions as well as getting some decent Anime. I think most of the Anime here are going to be E-rated though, so don't get your hopes up for anything like Eva or anything like that. Could be a possibility with an online filter service, though (Just sayin')



nostalgianinja commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

I see a lot of people saying "It's okay if the smaller one doesn't come out." What difference does ONE INCH make?

Still, the normal N3DS argument doesn't make sense.

I'll be buying a black N3DS on launch though, since most (if not all) my games are European release.



nostalgianinja commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

Half the stuff on this game is broken, and the game lost interest already. This game has not aged well and surely doesn't feel fun at all. I'd rather fire up Nullpomino than this.

I wanted something exciting, interesting and fun, and Tetris Ultimate doesn't feel that way. I currently have 82% of the game complete and the only badges I can't get are the ones way out of my reach. (there's about 10 of them that I can't get.), currently on 8th-Black Belt and I'm bored of the customization. There's nothing aesthetically pleasing about this game, and there's no modes that can redeem my interest in the game.

I'd like a Fever Mode, like what Tetris Axis introduced (and what Puyo Puyo Tetris introduced for Big Bang Mode, which is heavily intuitive.) because we're looking to add to the game, not buy the same iteration over and over again.

The scoring system is broken, most of the DAS settings are unstable and all the modes feel too easy when you get to a level of play which you speed through the game.



nostalgianinja commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Meanwhile, may I crawl back in my hole? Sucks that of all of the anticipated games of 2014, TU was Terrible and PuyoTet has no likelihood of being released Westside. I'm still angry at Sega, so it's understandable I guess. (Sonic Boom was Terrible too, by the way, and I hope Sega redeems themselves this year.)

New 3DS would be nice. When I've bought Majora's Mask, I'll buy OOT just to play that too.



nostalgianinja commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

"With friends like these, who needs enemies?"

Like I've said time and time again, I need 10+ games and a collectable value of 100 hours before I buy another console. my 3DS is starting to shape up its bulk of games too. Sorry, but the Vita isn't worth it for me, not even for the value of Region Free.



nostalgianinja commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:

Still wondering though, once this exploit is out, it'll blast the doors open for others to find more holes in the system to have more homebrew. Same happened with Smash Brawl, and Twilight Princess, And cough Lego Batman.

Having a guess the exploit is going the same route that The Wii had when it got hit with the hole. It'll only be a matter of time before someone figures it all out.

As the honor of Homebrew Coders: They NEVER have or want anything to do with piracy. It's the pirates that steal from the homebrewers to use THEIR exploits against them. It'll only be a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.



nostalgianinja commented on Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presen...:

@Damo This is probably a snark case from Konami.

Entitlement to Fair Use is what is being done inside the book and is fully allowable as per copyright and trademark laws. If there is a cease-and-desist, then can that cease-and-desist be objected? Can you challenge the fact that one is simply "teaching and library archiving" your works, which is fully legal and allowable?

ayayayai Konami, you're in a sticky situation with this case, I don't get you... -.-



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

@Luffymcduck it's not about the franchise, it's the idea behind it. You could say the same to Sega, or Activision, or Microsoft, or Ubisoft or anybody else for the matter. This is not a fight of "innovation and ideas." It's rather a fight of "Immersive and enjoyable" things. This is why I play games, as a release and to get out of personal issues that I have.

As for Miyamoto, I've always seen him as a man with a good sense of humor, and his ideas give formative decisions towards the outcomes of his designs. It's not what you put in. It's what you get out. Gaming is an art, and not just something that needs to be splashed up on. Many people forget this when going into the industry.



nostalgianinja commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@Daruncic Wish so, too. ((Damn it Sega, why do you make me feel like I have to resort to doing so much to continue my binge on Puyo? It's been 10 years :( ))

@unrandomsam With Sega Co-Licensing its part of Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Sonic Team consistently restructuring, I doubt it would come over officially. Sega have always been reluctant to release Puyo Puyo overseas (which I wonder why Mean Bean Machine and Kirby's Avalanche were created in the first place, they broke the means to make Puyo Puyo popular here.) While the Tetris Company are quite open to Licensing over here, I'm afraid it'll be the same case as Tetris Monsters.

@kupocake This, to Tetris Ultimate. I have the feeling people are going to whinge a lot at Tetris Ultimate for the way it's going to do a lot of things. It doesn't even have a Fever Mode (by now I would have expected one, like Axis had.) and Puyo Puyo Tetris looks like the most complete game that's been done in a while. (Axis was kind of like an add-on to Tetris Party Deluxe, which shows how lazily ported it was.) Right now, the future for Tetris Ultimate 3DS has potential for people to buy consoles. (I remember Sisu of Hard Drop asking about the 3DS in the Q&A Forums).

Hell, I'd live for a Lucky Attack mode like what's in PPT. No questions.



nostalgianinja commented on SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Deve...:

Personally, a 30 chapter manual would be PERFECT for doing stuff like this. I would have liked for the original DSi Puchicom to have some sort of decent manual (I found errors like crazy through the online manual that you can get for free).

Certainly going to get PuchiCom3.



nostalgianinja commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

@KeithTheGeek I'd also like them to be sub-licenced to others so that the technology brings back third-parties. I'd love to see Sega branch out on this quite a bit (Hey, even with Sonic already as an Amiibo, the possibility is there for other IP figurines to come around.) Heck, there's unlimited possibilities with this coming up in the near future.

Seeing as they'd sell for around R200 I'm quite interested, mind you, it's quite a good investment for an avid gamer who would be using it cross-platform.



nostalgianinja commented on Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris...:

@GloverMist There's a bug in the Spotpass system for Tetris 3DS (Tetris Axis in the US) where if you play enough times online, the game will give the following errors (in order, I documented them on my Twitter if you're interested.)

1) "SpotPass is OFF because the SpotPass received data usage limit has been reached"

2) "You cannot use Spotpass"

3) (dialogue asking if you want spotpass to be turned on)

4) Creates data if yes, and says "Extra data saved." If no is selected, it says "You cannot use spotpass." again



nostalgianinja commented on Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris...:

Yes, more news and the news we need.

Let's hope we can get a proper Tetris this time. Tetris (3DS) and Tetris Axis has a nasty Spotpass bug in it, which bugged the daylights out of me twice already. Let's hope Ubi can do something right that Hudson didn't.

Edit: From the screenshots, it looks as if UbiSoft are not confining to color standards of SRS. The J piece (Whch is often a vibrant blue) is looking a bit to the dark purple side.

Oh, and for the love of all that is good, PLEASE let us be able to turn items off. I don't approve of items at all. Also allow 4-player multiplayer with items off.



nostalgianinja commented on EA Explains Why Its Abandoning Dedicated Handh...:

I think Moore is missing part of the bigger call than just going mobile. EA have been swabbing at the bloated phone industry for quite some time, and it isn't beneficial to throw out Free To Play which forces the user into a wall. Their design philosophy for F2P has really gotten me to disregard the Mobile platform (Except for the valued Mahjong games which are as a last resort due to not finding a proper version on the 3DS)

Remember, Business is about RISK, and if you're not going to take risks, then you're missing a large amount of potential in your fanbase. I'm talking to both of you, SEGA and EA.

We'll see how far this goes.



nostalgianinja commented on Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, a...:

3DS Factors:

@Jellal I think it should be perfectly be able to handle the worlds, considering how the chunk system works. The game loads files in 128x128 (which can be adjusted accordingly to 64x64 if needed) chunks, which could then be used to parse in distances and several other calculations. DSCraft, the homebrew DS Minecraft clone was strictly creative mode only, but it had its potential to show that it could work. it was a little glitchy because it was a big job. I had lots of fun playing around with it while I was in the homebrew gaming scene. The Fact that the 3DS can handle large chunks is just as well a good excuse (Talking Colors 3D as well, since it works on a large chunk system to memorize drawing processes).

@6ch6ris6 I believe it would work similarly to what Monster Hunter would operate then, with the option of adding the Circle Pad Pro. Touch control may be a little sticky, but you could use the format of pressing a button for that to happen. There's loads of control possibilities and options that can be made to retrofit the console.

I wouldn't say it's impossible for a Minecraft 3DS. it's always possible if you put your mind and energy on it. I'd say it's improbable due to the amount of programming that is needed behind the system (3DS/Wii U doesn't support Java, you know.) With other optional extras being Gyroscope control and Spotpass/Streetpass support along with item utilization it's got a lot of factors to take into consideration. 3D is always something to consider, although I think it would lower FPS if that's the case and cause a little bit of a motion blur in the concept itself.

Wii U Factors: A lot of people have supported this, although I think it would be a little more interesting to see this in action rather than speak of the features. Who knows, maybe it would be a little bit of a good idea.

Personally, I think there is a possibility for it, just Nintendo need to talk to Mojang about it.

(Misc: Terraria sounds like a good idea on the 3DS and the Wii U, but I'm not sure what the secondary screen function would be, perhaps someone could give me a little perspective on this, since I haven't really played Terraria?)

That's all I'm saying. Don't expect any replies for me on this topic.



nostalgianinja commented on Tetris Ultimate Is Slotting Neatly Into Place ...:

Apologies for the double-post, but yes, I want to see Puyo Puyo Tetris as well, but you know Sega and the West. >:

Seeing Tetris Ultimate be on my 3DS alongside Hudson's Tetris for 3DS (Which has already clocked 148 hours) I'm sure the two variations are going to compete against each other.



nostalgianinja commented on Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Coming Into The E...:

We're possibly going to be using the Social SNS share for the competitions with either a hashtag. I'd bet on that, since Miiverse would prohibit images from the app.

Very interesting, I wonder how the restrictions are in Europe and what the differences are from what Japan and the US had.



nostalgianinja commented on Interview: Goodbye Galaxy Games on Entering th...:

I have quoted on the site's blog (Which is a blogger blog) that it's a very good start.

There is one thing that will bother me a bit (but not too much) and that is the use of QR Codes. From what I said on the Gomba blog post, I'd prefer a server-based system to a QR code system because of Version Control and backups, along the convenience of using the internet to give way to transferring the games from one place to another no matter what size.

I'd be happy either way to check this dev tool out, and I'll be keeping an eye out for the Flash beta he wants to release.



nostalgianinja commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@Starwolf_UK This is, as per the changes as per the terms of service, supposed to be cleaned up.
@CrazyOtto I think there's more to the WiFi options than just the online bit. Remember, Local play will still be accessible and working. Also, the DS profile settings doesn't give the Internet connection directly, it's implanted into the DS program. the DSi Enabled games go through the 3DS connection settings, though.



nostalgianinja commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

Still a 7 second boot time. Nothing else looks like it's been updated.
Good parental control system with the E-mail system. it scraps the vulnerability that the underground community created to bypass the parental controls.
I'm inclined to say myself that it won't be used on my 3DS as I manage the system on my own.
Could this possibly a step forward or a step back? That is the true question.



nostalgianinja commented on New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For S...:

@ZenTurtle I'd agree with you for your cases. Possibly something like what Colors! Live is even? Where you can view and even download your works online? Miiverse is limited to 250 characters too, so it wouldn't work so well.

Also, I read your rant towards the original Petit Computer. I agree that the language is old, however namespaces didn't exist until we had a way how to interpret using an IDE. this is why there was the use for Jump functions in the program. To the defense of BASIC, Games were created using BASIC back in the day, yes, and is rather an educational measure than a practical one.

I, personally, would like Smileboom to create a PC-Based IDE that needs a code from the 3DS application to be downloaded and code from the PC. send the code onto a personal area on an online storage so that you could test how it works on the hardware or test it on an emulated environment on the PC. PTCUtils allowed for most of the coding on the PC, to be transferred via QR Code, although it didn't allow for testing via the PC function.



nostalgianinja commented on New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For S...:

@Liquid_ice JDE is a popular choice, however it has a lot of vulnerabilities and risks to be taken into factor. you're talking about at least a GB worth of data there.
@polarbear As far as I've read, 3D will not be used. you'd possibly be able to use the cameras for certain functions though.
Would be nice if SmieBoom added a Miiverse community where we could get help or share our programs, since there's the functionality for that.



nostalgianinja commented on New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For S...:

@Windy on Petit Computer's Website it had a free to use user manual that (while riddled with spelling errors and a lot of confusing parts) did work give a bit of a concept. there's a Petit Computer Wiki that also provides a lot of programs that are useful to have a look at, like the one project that had a top-down racer

I, myself was struggling with sprite movement. can't seem to get my sprites binding together (as I was creating a Puyo Puyo clone) I'm also hoping for wireless multiplayer to be a thing for this, so that I can send and receive buttonpresses for player 2. would make my game a lot more fun.



nostalgianinja commented on New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For S...:

I can't wait until I can port my unfinished project to this Petit Computer 3DS. Would love to see my work done in beautiful 16-Bit.

Also, I hope Smileboom makes a way that we can use a computer interface that we can work with. I had quite a bit of trouble working on my 3DS as it was, and there was a third-party app that allowed import/export on the PC called PetitTools.

I, as a developer, approve of this new update, and want Petit Computer 3DS to be a success around the world.