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OMC79

OMC79

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OMC79

#1

OMC79 commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

Are you aware that Nintendo does not need to make easy buck like for a hundred years? It's more a matter of what's fair, one thing is fair use when there's no profit and another when they use it to do so and even try to copyright something that's was someone else creation.

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#3

OMC79 commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

"We weren't aware it was still required" Really? What I wasn't aware (and probably most people too) is that Nintendo didn't do it before, with all those t-shirts and stuff profiting from it.

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#4

OMC79 commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

@Kirk I know conglomerates like Google or Sony are "evil". I don't trust Google too much, I never install Chrome. But I think is not the task of NL to fight against them. As much as they deserve some comeuppance, it's not NL's job. Just like you decided to be part of that war, many of us have decided not to, I don't think this is the place to convert.

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#6

OMC79 commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

@Omarzy It also puts in danger some of its enemies too, those just don't get too often in the news.
Everybody lies and have secrets, sometimes knowing those can be dangerous to everyone. Wikileaks is a double-edged knife. Is a great democracy tool but without control it can backfire (it might as well done it already).

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#7

OMC79 commented on Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Met...:

This has been covered in other sites and YT videos before, I saw a lot of that stuff in a "Did you know gaming" video. Nice read if you haven't stumbled upon with such sites before, though. At least is not a creepypasta or fan theory.

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#8

OMC79 commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

@rjejr I don't hate him or his decision, in fact, I applaud it. I'm only saying that I don't like that this sudden ethics thing doesn't go beyond leaks and gossip and it should. What HollywoodHogan and I didn't like much too is that this is over old news, that's why he went ironic and put the OLD darn dress thing, because of your response I assume you didn't get it.

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#10

OMC79 commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

@BaffleBlend The Sony letters were not from Wikileaks, they were from the North Korean hacking. I agree with you about Wikileaks, though, but not at a 100%. The people need to know about some of those leaks but not all of them, that's were ethics come in handy.

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#16

OMC79 commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

It's nice to see you made this decision but I gotta say I'm a little surprised. Some news articles have given me the impression that you have questionable ethics or that everything goes, I would have expected those leaks to appear with the wierdness tag.

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#17

OMC79 commented on Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SN...:

@unrandomsam The LaserActive also allowed for CD-ROM^2, Super CD-ROM^2 and LD-ROM^2 for PC Engine/TG-16 and Mega/Sega CD and Mega/Sega LD for MD/Genesis. The SNS/SFC never had the CD add-on so putting a module on the LaserActive would have been a quite pointless.

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#18

OMC79 commented on Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super...:

Holy crap! I've just gone to the page of these guys, they are selling it for 230.63 pounds. Probably a sealed one would cost less. This was something some crook made in his garage, it's not like Miyamoto or Sakurai at least signed it. Keep spending like this, staff of NL, and you won't be able to pay the hosting fees. If you want it so bad, you could make the pattern with photoshop or something, print it, cut it, put it over a $50 N64 from a garage sale, paint it, remove the pattern and that's it. Of course for NL, they wouldn't be getting the share they will get from the moron who does fall for this scam. Shame on you, guys.

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#19

OMC79 commented on Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super...:

Customizations might be cool, but in my opinion, selling them as if they were a extremely rare collectors item is a rip off, they are nothing but plain regular systems with painting or decals on them, it's like if someone sells a regular $5 CD but adds a CD-R with a new mix of the songs and adds a custom homemade booklet and sells it to you for $60. In the future, people will be restoring consoles from these customizations because the real unaltered item will be more appraised, they do it now with bikes, cars, vending machines or jukeboxes. You pay $600 for this today but because they ruined it for you, in a couple of years people will be offering you far less money than what you would get for the regular thing. It may look cool but its damaged goods.

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#20

OMC79 commented on Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SN...:

I heard about this back in the day, in EGM they said it was a portable SFC. The peripheral rundown in the article sounds like speculation to me. Just because it had an "EXT" connector, it doesn't mean it was to make it a computer.
The projected price tag or the choice of the Super Game Boy project over it could have been the reasons for which it was never released or maybe it was the use of a DBZ cart in the demo that scared investment away (just kidding, DBZ fans, but you have to admit those SFC fighting games are not that good).

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#22

OMC79 commented on Music: Say Hello To The World's First LSDj Mus...:

@sketchturner It's a shame it will only take someone to rip the ROM to ruin all this, although there is not much of a market anyway.
If they release a digital version of it, I hope they use the original hardware. Maybe most people won't notice, but the Super, the Color and emulators don't sound as good as the original 1989 version, those even had a pin that allowed for extra sound in the cartridge.

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#23

OMC79 commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:

That's what happens when they release a small update to an existing and popular system. The New 3DS is gonna join the club along with the Videopac+, Supergrafx and DSi.
I'm definitively keeping my "old" 3DS and buy a PS Vita instead. With those sales, I can't understand why some say that the Vita is a failed system.

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#24

OMC79 commented on Music: Say Hello To The World's First LSDj Mus...:

This is not new, these kind of GB carts have been around for over a decade. Anamanaguchi uses something similar for both the NES and GB.
EDIT: Sorry, I thought this was a music-making cart. It is quite a crazy yet-nice idea, too bad it wasn't released back in the day.

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#25

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Ha...:

Poor guy. He should start a crowdfunding for the laser removal. Drinking is so bad, it makes you draw like a 4-year old. Maybe if he erases somehow the flame at the tail tip it wouldn't look so bad, at least it wouldn't make you laugh because of the thought that he tried to draw a Charmander.
Wouldn't it be cool if someone adds this character to Smash in a mod?

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#26

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

My guess about the music is that they were planning to have company franchises-themed stages, I wouldn't be surprised if there is the Dig Dug theme or Opa-Opa hidden somewhere.
I wouldn't like Ryu either. Like someone said above, he's been everywhere, in every Capcom crossover. I like the choice of Megaman but If I wanted another Capcom character I'd choose Viewtiful Joe or Amaterasu. They fit better in Smash.

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#28

OMC79 commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

@Shiryu Never heard of the game before. I wouldn't have ever thought people are still making DOS games, one thing is hardware, but a disk-based OS that ran in no particular hardware is quite different. Playing DOS games was a compatibility nightmare.
About the article, is not that I didn't like it, I felt it was limited and the choice of games was a little odd.

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#30

OMC79 commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

"The Best Alternate Reality SNES Classics"... a little exaggerated, don't you think?
These choices are clearly European. Dune? Elite? An American or a Japanese wouldn't have thought on those.
If on Euro-fan service-Earth, our "Real World Alternatives" would have coexisted with those things, our alternatives would have sent those games into oblivion.
Who would need Elite when you had Star Fox? A nice looking yet over-censored-slowdown-filled version of Splatterhouse wouldn't have surpassed the great TG-16 and MD versions. An slightly above average game based in a bad movie most people don't remember over slightly above average games based in timeless George Lucas films?... I stick with the Lucas games. As many of us remember, even in the Real World, having the word Super on a Super NES game was not really that super most of the times.
Nice effort, but there were so many better dream games to pick from: Axelay 2, Tournament Fighters 2, Super Ninja Gaiden, Super Shatterhand, Super F-Zero (a true sequel, not the BS-X hack), Super Goonies, Super Blaster Master, etc.

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#31

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably ...:

Really PBS? I know you need money from "viewers like us" but trying to make science "interesting" for gamers so we would donate, it's kind of dumb and trying to explain why something in a game with faeries, magical masks, walking tree creatures and drowned kids is even dumber. This better be an April Fool's joke. If you want to make videos about science in video games, why don't you explain why the Atari 2600 seems to display more colors than the NES or the MD/Genesis or how motion controls work or something like that? You know, real science.
If this keeps up, they are gonna try to explain why Yoshi is a dinosaur that can talk, why Bowser spits fire, why Princess Peach floats or why a cartridge of dynamite can blow a bridge but won't kill the Coyote, all with science.
If things that happen in video games or cartoons were possible, the science that would try to explain it would be very different to begin with.
I challenge them to apply videogame or cartoon physics to explain something that happens in real life, for example, why would a man die from radiation instead of becoming green if we'd have the same physics and physiology as in the Marvel universe.
It's just dumb. If video games were supposed to be possible in the real world, we'd have life bars floating in our heads instead of blood. You should explain with science why things in fiction don't happen in the real world, not why they happen in fiction.

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#33

OMC79 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

According to WayForward, 75% for the Mighty Switch games and 25% for Shantae. Sadly, that doesn't include the GBC version, it's still a good deal, though, considering the prices for the real thing.

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#34

OMC79 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

@andrew20
Nintendo really underestimated the VC on the current generation. So many portable systems they could've picked from for the 3DS, how about the WonderSwan?. Saturn or even DC games could have been great on the WiiU. We don't even get imports. Shame on you, Nintendo!

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#36

OMC79 commented on Video: What If Super Mario World Was A 3D Clas...:

An outdated plain 2D platformer that couldn't surpass its predecessor, now on 3D... I think I'll pass on this one (if it was real). I would rather see the Virtual Boy games or something that would look better on 3D such as F-Zero, Star Fox or Axelay. They should also convert the old 8-bit games that used 3D glasses for the Master System and the Famicom.
Just for fun, the guys who made the video should make Atari 2600 games in 3D. How about E.T.?

Nintendo should really fix that awful YouTube app for the 3DS, not only it doesn't play 3D videos, it can't play stereo sound in videos.
EDIT: I meant that I would rather see those games for real on the 3DS, but the "what if" videos would be interesting also.

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#37

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: Sega Classic Arcade Machines Could ...:

This will get rejected, too much licensing for a limited market it will have, unless they make them very limited editions.
It's a shame that you have to make a pledge to LEGO to release a set so you can "build" what you want. The guys who made the models either used CGI or had to buy about 25 sets to get enough building blocks.
30 years ago you would only try and copy the models with your blocks set or even make others instead of waiting for the specific set. LEGO's are just 3D plastic puzzles now. A good slogan for LEGO should be, "For the imagination impaired".
I just hope it doesn't give them the idea to start making LEGO videogames with Sega characters instead. I don't want to see hundreds of LEGO Sonic The Videogame collecting dust in the used games at the stores in the future or a LEGO Shenmue, that would be worse than not getting the 3th installment.

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#38

OMC79 commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

It's amazing what MS is trying to sell their failed console. They try to sell it with nostalgia, but all you get with it are many non-exclusive indies and the same FPS games you get on the X360. For me, the XBO is like the Atari 5200, the same old games in a slightly better, awful-looking machine.
Why do you ask for a fan-service gimmick? We got the game first and we get better games after all.
Battletoads? The people who were behind it and made it wonderful won't be there, the upcoming release doesn't excite me as it would have 15 years ago or so when the real RARE was working with Nintendo.

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#39

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets ...:

If IGN would have done this mistake, It would deserve this news article and a big scolding (possibly some employees fired too). However, this is CBBC, not only they are a children's network with singing puppets and the like, they're British. When we were playing NES in NA, they were hooked on the Spectrum and the C64. I bet an American local network would make a similar mistake if they try to talk about those computers. I think you're making too much fuss about it, I've seen worse.

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#40

OMC79 commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming's Latest Pokémon ...:

@Jahir Just like she says at the end, if you like her voice you should check her whole channel. She sure loves her Pokémon, it's a must see if you're a fan of the game.
Aren't facts more interesting than crazy fiction? Theories might be fun, but even when they do their homework, they're still not real.

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#41

OMC79 commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming's Latest Pokémon ...:

Finally, a good recommendation for a YouTube video that is not one of those cliché'd theories or another guy playing the SMB theme on a banjo with his feet. These videos are well researched, I recommend you to watch the whole series of them. You should also check GameTrailers' Pop Fiction and Pop Facts series for a change.

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#42

OMC79 commented on Yes, People Are Still Making NES Games In 2015:

I might get banned after this but seeing these articles about the game theory videos that were posted only about a week after each other, the similar case with the fan arrangers and now this with a headline that gives the idea that the homebrew scene was inexistant prior to this game, makes me think these articles are sponsored.
Come on!! There are conventions every year of the homebrew scene, games are made even for the least known consoles like the Channel F and are sold as carts or discs.
Are people paying some of the NL staff so that their YouTube videos get more views; so they can sell their arranged music or so an overpriced homemade cart gets more orders?
You should be more careful with the so-called news you post. Are you gonna cover relevant Nintendo-related news or are you gonna cover every fanmade Nintendo-related work?

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#44

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade F...:

@DontPlayDumb Nintendo brand or generic do work. The first time I did a real transfer I converted a generic dual GC/GBA to GBA into a GB/GBC cable. It is even possible to add a switch to make a GBA to GBA into a dual mode transfer cable.
So, for you, not getting the original cable is a good excuse for that contraption? I hope not, because if you have a PS3 and you lose those Sony "original" USB cables for your controllers, you'll have to use one of those boards to charge them.

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#45

OMC79 commented on Weirdness: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade F...:

This guy sure took the Kennedy speech on the Moon way too seriously: "... do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard". I traded my 1st and 2nd gen Pokémon 15 years ago by myself to get the pokedex'es complete using many combinations: two GBAs, a GBA and a GB, a GB and a GBP, an N64 and transfer paks, and so on. If you are into retro these days, you are likely to have at least a GBA and a GC with GB Player or even a cheaper combination. A cable should be around 2 dollars at least. So, why to do this convoluted procedure? "Just because it is hard".
This guy might not have friends but has a lot of time in his hands.
@TeeJay: That's exactly how I feel about this (see below).

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#46

OMC79 commented on Video: YouTube Musician Smooth McGroove Perfor...:

Another fan arranger article... I personally don't think this is material for the news section, maybe a forums entry. Serously, if you are gonna keep covering them, we'll get 2 or 3 pages a day of these. I know fan arranger have their own fans, and I acknowledge their effort (despite being a somebody else's work), but I just don't think it deserves to be in the news at the home page (unless NL becomes a fan arrangers specialized site).

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#47

OMC79 commented on Nintendo Provides a Handy Quick Guide to Compl...:

Why can't Nintendo adopt an account system like Sony's? With Sony's consoles, not only I can have my games in more than one console, the system registration is done online in a simple web page and it's so easy you might not even notice you're done and you don't have to sacrifice your game saves.

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#48

OMC79 commented on Music: Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrac...:

Yawn... If you are gonna post as news every time one of those fan arrangers makes another chiptune rendition of music, the news section is gonna be flooded. If it would have been official, it would have been interesting, but there are so many of these today, this is nothing special.
By the way, the Wii U VC version might not be yet, but there's the Wii VC version which I've heard has a workaround for the slowdown. It's cute, but I recommend the PSP version instead, if you get it digital, you can play it on the PSV or PSTV.