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I'm a gamer and proud of it.

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Fri 13th February, 2009

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retro_player_22 commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

@Quorthon When they show off the Wii back in E3 2005, VC platforms plan for the system were NES, SNES and N64 games only. It was a year right after that when fans are clamoring for more games other than those on Nintendo's platform which encourage Sega, SNK, and NEC to join in. Remember that this was before the digital market hit the scene and before Androids and iOS came and took over the digital market. With Androids and iOS snatching every single digital titles made out there, support for VC and other digital service like PSN and X-Box Live Arcade are getting less and less support. Also since smartphones are offering digital games to the casual as well, it's a lot riskier for developers to port digital version of their games for VC, PSN, and X-Box Live Arcade compare to PC, iOS and Androids especially when you add in the fact that they had to pay license fee just to get the game on the service.

Obviously nowadays you will see PlayStation platform only games on PSN, Nintendo platform only games on VC, and X-Box Live Arcade pretty much end up having indie titles or retro remakes. The time when VC could play other platform games is over and with Hudson being dissolve by Konami, I don't see how we'll ever get Turbo-Grafx-16 games now unless they work out a deal with Konami or whatever is left at NEC.

Sega could still bring Genesis games to Wii U but at this point who here hasn't own a Genesis game, if you own any of the last gen systems or the ones before that then you already got your Genesis fix and if you hadn't there are a ton of compilations, emulator devices, clone systems, and plug n play devices that'll give you that privilege.



retro_player_22 commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

@Quorthon I think Nintendo want to focus on their console VC games first before offering third party titles later. Even back when the Wii first launch, Nintendo only had support for NES, Super NES, and N64 VC games, Nintendo was never going to offer Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Neo Geo AES and PC Engine/Turbo Grafx-16 titles, it was NEC, SNK, and Sega who came and bring those to VC on their own and they had to get Nintendo's permission to do it. I assume this time they are busy with other things now which is why you don't see Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Neo Geo AES, and Turbo Grafx-16/PC Engine games plan for Wii U yet.



retro_player_22 commented on Ninja Gaiden NES Team Discusses Its Origins an...:

As hard as the first Ninja Gaiden game is with all those respawning enemies and smallers creatures that kept attacking you, the game is not bad. Even with the high difficulty, the game is still beatable if you had the patience to correct your mistake.



retro_player_22 commented on Gallery: Imagining What Banjo-Kazooie Might Lo...:

@Moon Or Rare could just make a new Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and Viva Pinata for the 3DS like they did the DS and GBA. As long as Rare doesn't make games for Nintendo's home console, Microsoft won't care since Microsoft aren't competing in the handheld market. Heck I can go as far as saying Rare could even include one of their character like Banjo and Conker in the 3DS version of a Super Smash Bros. game and Microsoft would be okay as long as it's not in the Wii U version.



retro_player_22 commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

I would had collected a ton of games from Nintendo to Sega to even the old Colecovision and Turbo Grafx-16 too but since I move a lot nowadays, I had no time to collect things anymore. I don't think I even had rooms for more stuff then I had right now. Though I don't collect games or game consoles doesn't mean I hadn't previously own, play or beaten every games ever existed. I do own some, beat some, and play some or all but those moments only last for so long. I know a lot of collectors doesn't even play or beaten 88% of their own games or consoles.



retro_player_22 commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

This would had been something better had it come out ages ago but right now seems like an afterthought. I'm not a Club Nintendo member so I probably won't get it but even if I do, not been able to share it online through Hatena network is a big blow. Flipnote Studio use to be awesome and fun, never thought Nintendo found a way to water it down completely and privately. At this rate better to just continue using the original app on DSi.



retro_player_22 commented on A Keen Retro Gamer Has Produced a Handy Virtua...:

I still find it stupid that Nintendo sell the GameCube controller adapter yet doesn't allow any games other than Super Smash Bros. 4 to utilize it. That's like releasing a $50 modem for a system that had over 200 games but only one game had online play. Imagine if Sega release the 6-Button Sega Genesis controller and the only game you can use it for is Street Fighter II, your Mortal Kombat, Fatal Fury, Eternal Champions, Samurai Shodown, TMNT: Tournament Fighters, and World Heroes will all featured awkward controls.



retro_player_22 commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

As cool as this exploit is, there is still no import game that interest me enough to try it. I know Dragon Quest VII and DQ Monsters 2 remake will probably never make out here due to Square Enix's too happy Final Fantasy focus at the moment and lousy business practice, I'm happy the way the 3DS library as it is. Now if only Nintendo stopped living in the cave man era and just make the Wii U region free, videogames as we know it will be a lot more accessible to everyone.



retro_player_22 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

The system not launching with charger is alright with me but to others Nintendo better hope they don't make the charger proprietary (meaning no different from the ones we already got for 3DS and DSi) otherwise consumers would be pissed. You cannot imagine how pissed I was when I got all these Game Boy Micro, DS, DS Lite, and DSi and they all had different proprietary charging adapter. Should had just used the ones that debut back in 2003 with the GBA SP but no they had to continue selling different ones and requiring different ones so we can continue giving them money, just ridiculous.



retro_player_22 commented on YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App:

Cool but still doesn't beat watching YouTube on the actual browser. Still wish we could comment on videos like we use to when the Wii U first launch, not sure who's idea was it to block us from doing that (on the browser) as it was a great way to create a community around the network to stuff we like.



retro_player_22 commented on Details of Next Level Games' Cancelled Project...:

Seems like an interesting title, a strategy puzzler with a story attach to it, that sounds very intriguing. Would had been nice to see a return to this, man so many great titles that sounds interesting which should had been release but never did: this game, Sadness, Project: HAMMER, Dead Phoenix, Raven Blade, Mega Man Legends 3, and Vandal Hearts DS.



retro_player_22 commented on Review: Chariot (Wii U eShop):

Such an innovative co-op platformer, will definitely try it soon. Now if only I can find a new suitable partner to play it with, the last two I play it with got away with my Kirby Superstar and Knuckles Chaotix.



retro_player_22 commented on Get Ready For The Most Expensive Video Game Au...:

Rare or not, it's a game we already play thousands of times already. If you already play World Class Track Meet then you have already played Stadium Events just like if you have play Kirby's Avalanche then you have already played Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. Same thing if you play Pac-Man, then you have already play Tax-Man.

Also speaking of Tax-Man, it's funny that HAL Labs once made that Pac-Man clone and then generations later, one of their creator (Masahiro Sakurai) now got the real deal for Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS and Wii U.




retro_player_22 commented on Nintendo Steps Away From Brazilian Market:

Good news for China, bad news for Brazil. While China is starting to sell game consoles again (after 3 generations of gaming ban), seems like Brazil is starting to get rid of them (well maybe except the Sega Master System since they like staying in the past too much).



retro_player_22 commented on Capcom Licenses a Mega Man Runner for Android ...:

At this point Capcom can just go and jump off a cliff cuz my interest for anything from them is now moot. Street Fighter V is a PS4 console exclusive which sucks cuz I now had to force myself to get the PC version (something of a rarity to me cuz I usually never buy fighting games for play on PC), Resident Evil Revelations 2 skipping 3DS and Wii U when really it was the first entry on the 3DS that made that game popular, no Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for Wii U, no new Mega Man game for any console, and every fan favorite franchise that could had build interest were ignore or just thrown out the windows including a new main Breath of Fire (no that one 5-hour mobile game that pretends to be BoF6 doesn't count), Darkstalkers, Okami, Power Stone, Onimusha, etc.



retro_player_22 commented on This Fan-Made Facelift Of The Original Paper M...:

There's a saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." The newer visuals make this feel closer to a mobile flash game than a console title. A lot of details that doesn't need to be change got change for the worst, I rather stick to the smooth waterpainting visuals of the original. Also why change Twink into a Luma? Luma are creatures, Twink is a star spirit, they're not the same. Fans need to start making their own new stuffs and stop sprinkling their craps all over work that isn't theirs.