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placidcasual

placidcasual

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placidcasual

#3

placidcasual commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

Be nice if they put it out as an eshop exclusive with subtitles. The kind of experience it is i'd personally prefer subs anyway and it'd keep costs down without voice acting.

As it's got fairly unique gamepad related gameplay then it could make sense for Nintendo to pick up publishing duties too.

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#4

placidcasual commented on Book Review: The Untold Story Of Japanese Game...:

@ueI I backed it on KS but having read it I would happily pay full price had I not backed it. Its enormous, packed full of content without padding and something you won't find anywhere else. Great write up Damo you really nail what makes the book so good, cheers.

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#5

placidcasual commented on Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Mo...:

RIP Dale DeSharone, my thoughts go out to his family.

John Szczepaniak is a walking encyclopaedia of obscure video games. I recently received his untold history of Japanese game developers after backing it on kickstarter and my god it's a great read. Thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in reading great stories about Japanese games that you just wont find anywhere else in the English language. His stuff in Retro Gamer is so well researched too.

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#13

placidcasual commented on Two Separate Bayonetta 2 Retail Releases Confi...:

A few weeks ago I (& probably a few other people) would have happily paid full price for a remastered version of the first game so I don't mind paying a little more than the price of bayo 2 to have them both on disc. Bayo 1 was my favourite game of the last generation

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#22

placidcasual commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

What id like to know is if I can play on the wiiu against my girlfriend on the 3ds? I know its cross platform multiplayer over the net but can I directly connect to the exact opponent I want either using local wireless or the interwebs? Anyone know?

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#24

placidcasual commented on Gargoyle's Quest II and Street Fighter 2010 Co...:

@Varoennauraa I think its more likely that vc releases dont have the same amount of 3rd party support as on the wii vc. Maybe Nintendo want to stagger what little they have in the pipeline. Saying that it smacks of laziness on Nintendos part as it should be a relatively simple matter to get more publishers interested. It is after all almost free money for them.

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#35

placidcasual commented on Yasumi Matsuno On Board For "Unsung Story" Kic...:

@CaviarMeths The thinking behind it could be that there's going to be a lot more people backing it to a higher stretch goal. Which, if true, kind of stinks and prioritises a money grab over the game reaching where most people would be able to appreciate it. I've backed 6 projects so far on ks so I like crowd funding in general but I think something reeks about this one...

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#39

placidcasual commented on Review: CastleStorm (Wii U eShop):

I thought it was a good review, it's got a nice quirky style to it. A summary is at the start which you rarely see but it works well and its actually a rather good idea.

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#41

placidcasual commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

I got a lovely new luigi 3ds today but can't do a system transfer until they sort the online out sadly. Means I cant play on my nice new xmas present. Not too bad I've got plenty of things to do today but it's a suprise that nintendo didn't expect a lot of extra traffic today, poor show really but good that more people have got a wii u and 3ds.

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#42

placidcasual commented on Parent Trap: StreetPass Makes Social Networks ...:

In defence of the article your family is actually a social network in its purest and most basic form. Being social can just boil down to saying hello to people on the street which is exactly how your 3ds is acting on your behalf when you streetpass someone. I'm not a big fan of facebook myself but just because thats how one (admittedly rather dominant) social network acts doesn't mean that its form and function have to define the term social network itself. Just my opinion of course-others are welcome to disagree.