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I play games. What else do you need to know?

Sat 18th February, 2012

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Prof_Clayton commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR Parody can be defined as like you said, but also like this: "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." This is by a relatively important person in the world of theories and criticism.

As for your arguments, you say using a different art style isn't changing the character. Well, duh. They did this and changed the characters in their proportions and sizes. They didn't use Nintendo's characters. Honestly just look at the screen. The 'Bowser' has less spikes on his shell than Bowser. 'Mario' has a brown moustache instead of a black one. 'Bowser' has no toes when Bowser does. This could be proven in court if taken this far as simple imitation, and if you don't think so you're sadly mistaken.

I'm not trying to be mean or ruin your day or anything, but what you're saying just doesn't make sense.



Prof_Clayton commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR But they didn't use any of Nintendo's character models or art styles. Or say it was Mario or Bowser. They just drew their own characters which tend to remind us of famous icons. How do you think companies can use characters that look near exactly like, say, Angry Birds and not get sued?
They didn't draw Mario. They drew a character that resembles Mario. And can't be sued for that.
If you don't think so, that's fine, but that's the law at least in the USA.



Prof_Clayton commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

This is actually from a recent commercial they've been running everywhere, where they take cartoon versions of famous rivals and make them friends due to McDonalds food. Its actually really adorable and the full commercial is right here.

They are allowed to do this without copyright as well. They are drawing their own characters, not the exact Nintendo characters, or referencing them by name. But just by drawing characters who remind us of Mario and Bowser, Grumpy Cat etc they manage to get their commercial across to everyone without having to pay a bunch of money to play it.

Really genius move on McDonald's part, and their other commercials in this series are also some of their best in years in my opinion.



Prof_Clayton commented on Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become...:

I find every MH tutorial to be really confusing as a newcomer. Capcom's are no different. Finally someone on Reddit found the best, in my eyes, MH beginner's tutorial. Its a 3 video series on Youtube, about 25 minutes, definitely worth a watch for everyone. Here's the Reddit post with the videos linked inside of it.



Prof_Clayton commented on Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Eve...:

@9th_Sage Yeah I think he is planning on stopping releasing games around midway through this year and he'll then start on refocusing his works to one solid title. So we'll still get all his announced games this beginning of the year but then he'll start fresh from there.



Prof_Clayton commented on Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Eve...:

I hope this guy goes the @RCMADIAX route and stops making games soon, only to restart with a new focus on one solid title at a time. The way I see it, right now he's building up a lot of experience with games and how to make them, and he should take advantage of that knowledge. No point making tiny games forever, but I can see the strategy in it if a dev chooses to then go bigger.



Prof_Clayton commented on Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraf...:

Man look at the ending of the site.

"Anyway, we will not disappoint the Nintendo community like the UCraft developers did. Every decision we make and every new feature we plan to include, we will consult with Nintendo directly to avoid a big mess and empty promises to our players. We know how to provide updates, we know the Wii U and the eShop limits, and we know what is possible to do. UCraft developers prefer to blame Nintendo for its policies, but we think this is more about their inexperience rather than Nintendo's policies. Nintendo has created great hardware and has provided perfect support for their developers and we will not make similar mistakes"

Shots fired.



Prof_Clayton commented on YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App:

I feel the internet browser is easiest for Youtube on the system because of the multiple tabs and multiple video players to choose from. I can actually read NL news while a Smash livestream goes on in the background.

Also, protip: For Twitch on Wii U, type " /popout " after the stream url, you'll lose the chat but can watch the stream with ease.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Chariot (Wii U eShop):

Sorry, but what? 7/10? I'm playing through this and it is definitely not a 7/10 game, I was expecting an 8/10 if not a 9. The controls aren't confsuing or take getting used to at all, they all felt very natural and I instantly knew what buttons did what because they made such sense. The level design is really good and the only drawback is that there is a leaning towards two player mode... but I know I'm having just as much fun when I play by myself as I am with another player. The little looters aren't too annoying either, as they are easy to disperse and help to stop you from rushing through the game.

There are also items to collect and purchase in the shop as well as a time trial mode for each level with online leaderboards. There are also collectables to gather in form of silver skulls hidden in each level.

I'm just confused as to why so much was left out of this review. Its almost like the reviewer had a chip on their shoulder or something. Regardless, I personally can't recommend Chariot enough. It needs to score much higher than it currently is and is one of my favorite games on the eShop.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Sumico (3DS eShop):

I'm still terrified of numbers after the Brain Age assist trophy in Super Smash Bros... but this looks like it could turn that around.

I'm a little confused as to why this got a 9/10 though- was that mainly because the gameplay is that much fun & the low price? Definitely not saying the review is wrong, I'm just curious to know if I'm missing something. :)



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (Wii U ...:

Shantae is such a risky (pun not intended) series to try and get into. I feel all the games are priced very highly and if I end up disliking it, that's a lot of money to waste.
I really wish the series would have a cheap sale or a demo at least. :(

Regardless, nice review and you definitely made me interested in the series that much more. :)



Prof_Clayton commented on Super Smash Bros. Pro Players Tackle the Probl...:

Diddy is good but this OP rant was only caused by a stupid joke post a pro player made in passing, and everybody else started freaking out. There's really no issue to be honest- combos are still being found and this is just gameplay, imo. I view Diddy as the best, yes, but nobody is very far below.



Prof_Clayton commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

I've been running a poll like this for a while on my site, though mine put each game against another, bracket style. Saw nearly the exact same results as well, with Mario Kart 8 about to win with a huge lead over Double Dash!! in the finals. :)



Prof_Clayton commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

I agree with Smash U below MK8, but only because of Smash 3DS. I feel the handheld version took away from the Wii U one in that some of the Wii U parts are different just to be different from 3DS, and aren't as good.

As it stands, MK8 is just the overall more original and enticing package for me.

Also, I really think VC should come back next year, it feels a little bit empty right now.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (...:

I have them on DS and played through them all in the past year. Sadly I lost the original, somewhere along the line. I'd rather spend $30 to get three games with remastered graphics than $20 for the same game.

Great deal here, easily longer than most games I've played lately. Though I still might wait for a sale as Capcom does them so often...



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Fairune (3DS eShop):

I enjoyed this one a little more than the review, though I found the puzzles more challenging than Nintendo Life so that may be why.
I'm surprised that the puzzles were all described as easy though... some of the hidden paths and items can be hidden pretty well.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Hazumi (3DS eShop):

Won a copy in a giveaway, was completely blown away by the quality. For such a small team they really put in a lot of effort, something all developers should pride themselves on. :)
Probably my favorite eShop puzzle game, along with Tappingo 2.



Prof_Clayton commented on Nintendo Download: 11th December (Europe):

Highly reccomend BLOK DROP U and Color Zen if you want some puzzles, especially with BLOK DROP U getting a bunch of free levels added on soon.
Also would say that while I haven't played the actual trilogy, PW 1-3 are all amazing games which deserve to be played by everyone who enjoys a good story.
Rune Factory 4 is worth it if you think you'll like it. Not everyone's cup of tea but I don't usually play that genre of games but was pleasantly surprised by this one, and with the studio having closed this is probably your last chance.



Prof_Clayton commented on Nintendo Download: 4th December (Europe):

Christmas Wonderland 4 Description:
"Christmas Wonderland 4 is a great Hidden Objects game packed full of gorgeous graphics, hidden surprises, fun puzzles and engrossing mini games for ALL the family to enjoy."
I'd certainly hope a hidden object game has hidden surprises. And I don't think its possible to have an engrossing mini game, or its not really a mini game anymore.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Snake Den (Wii U eShop):

I didn't think it was quite this bad, but I didn't run into really any of those bugs with my time with the game.
You also forgot to mention the in game leaderboards which add some value to the game as they show the top score & your closetst rival.
And a minute per dollar is pretty harsh.
This game works VERY well in the category of 'Family with small children' game. You can't lose & the parents can help the kid through the level. It's child friendly and there will be an update eventually which will add music.



Prof_Clayton commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

I was feeling a 6/10 before I even clicked on the review.
Ubisoft is one of my least favorite developers now... would be my least favorite but unfortunately they do have the Rayman IP in their possession.



Prof_Clayton commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the P...:

So this interview has actually been edited in translation, Nintendo Life.
All mention of Flipnote Studio 3D has been removed from translation of the original Japanese interview, where it was repeatedly mentioned.
Was this on purpose? Yes. Flipnote Studio 3D deconfirmed for good.



Prof_Clayton commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

On a general video gaming chatroom, I'm running a poll for everyone who enters- from LPers to XBoxers to Nintendo fans to Playstation owners to those looking for a new system... the range is very wide.
In just a short time, we've gotten 47 responses to the question, "Will you be piking up any amiibo?"
Ignoring the 5 troll answers of "Hi", we have 42 random gamers answers.
20/42 answered 'What's an amiibo?'
9 answered 'No'
5 answered 'I still don't know'
5 answered 'Yes, only a small handful though'
2 were unsure of what they did still, though had heard of them
1 answered 'Maybe 1'

If Nintendo only has that small of a selection of gamers even knowing what an amiibo is, they could be in serious trouble. They do, as this article states, need to get word out and clarify as to what they do, and will do, if they want to have sales.