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russellohh

russellohh

31, United States

Ex-EA Games and BHG employee now making educational software for kids. Twice the pay and half the hours- but I do miss game design. That's why I'm an active member of the IGDA, and meet with local indie developers as much as possible.

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Mon 22nd October, 2012

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#4

russellohh commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@TheRealThanos since the 3DS and Wii U both require a new SD card or external to be even remotely usable, i consider the external drive to simply be a part of the system, just like a controller or stylus. Both my 3DS and Wii U's built in/out-of-the-box memory were 100% filled on day one. I prefer Nintendo's approach, honestly: PSVita memory cards are $70 for a little 32GB- Nintendo using a standardized, third party flash SD system cost me $12 for 32GB. Likewise, an iPod or iPhone with the 16GB might cost 250- the 32GB version, identical in any other way, costs $350. Doubling 16 to 32GB of flash costs a grand total of $8 in parts. MY Xbox 360 was the same way- before they accepted third-party harddrives, it cost $90 to add a 20GB harddrive to the system, even though third-party, similar items cost $20. For $40 on black friday, i was able to put several TB onto my wii u, without any hacks, mods, etc. When i wanted to move the wii u to a friends house and didnt want the dangly cords of the external, i shoved a $11 slimline thumb drive into the butt of the wii u (its about half the size of a kidney bean, and 32GB!) . I should have been more clear, but to me, the wii u NEEDS an external memory, so i just consider them one of the same

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#12

russellohh commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@defrb Earthbound is $10 online/digital. A cartridge is $300.
Titanfall was $30 on my birthday as a disk. It was $5 digital the same day.

Mirror's Edge is $48 to buy the disk right now.
I bought it on Humble Bundle online for 25 CENTS.

If it's online, no one can keep the price up.

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#13

russellohh commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@DarkJamD When I tried to buy a music album this year, and the new Dragon Age, both were $20 and $40 to download.

But, for lordi knows what reason, it was $10 to buy the CD- that comes with the digital version. Dragon Age was $19 on disk that week from Amazon- as soon as you type in the serial number in the case, the game begins downloading.

So, i listed the disks and box on eBay $5 each. The CD was unopned, but i made it clear that the disk serial was used- they were literally bidding on a box with a plastic disk inside. Bidding began immediately.

People paid a total of $38 for the box of my now, -$8 purchase. Digital forever! It costs negative eight dollars...

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#15

russellohh commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

Oooo I do hope its digital only. $5 for Titanfall on PC digital vs $40 on disk that same day.
25 CENTS for Mirror's Edge digital vs $55 i originally paid for the disk.
$10 for Earthbound vs $255 for the cartridge....
sure, Earthbound was years later, but Titanfall, Skyrim, and every Atlus game ever are $5-10 digital, lordi knows how much for some physical thing i have to carry around.
Bring it on, Nintendo!

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#16

russellohh commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Aslanmagic Eeek! Where do you live without fast internet? I always kept my internet download speeds around 100 kbs to 1 MB a second for $28 a month, until i got a deal with Comcast for 15 MBs at $40 a month. Loading the 500 MB Splatoon demo in 45 second was surreal.

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#22

russellohh commented on Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America:

OoOOO. BestBuy has had it without Kart for $85 all year, and its on sale for 99 constantly. Still, if the MSRP is 99, the sale price could drop below 70. I've already bought 4, but in the future, hmmmmmmmm

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#25

russellohh commented on Nintendo Download: 13th August (Europe):

@whodatninja Citizens isn't perfect, but it did make me laugh out loud quite a few times, which is rare for a game. It's worth 5-10- in many ways it feels like an Earthbound spin-off, since it has so many Earthbound references it crosses the line from reference or parody, and all the way to "okay, can you please pretend this is Mother 2.5?"

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#26

russellohh commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@whodatninja Ehhh I've had a Wii U since launch, and play it constantly. I play Earthbound, Harvest Moon, another Harvest Moon, the Castlevania games, Duck Tales, Contra, oh and umm, actually Wii U games, like
Mario 3D World
Mario Kart
NintendoLand
.and umm
ummm
Mass Effect was great on wii u but missing the dlc, so i sold it...call of duty black ops 2 was great but had no dlc so i sold it...
hmmm
Smash Bros!

3 years after i got the console, i still have 4 games for it.

I mean they're great games, but............i feel like the wii u died November 18th, 2012...

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#27

russellohh commented on Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafun...:

Since Mega Man games are so beloved by many, it clearly works out, (I prefer Contra myself) but this reminds me of a Tales From the Trenches true story from what sounds like a StarFox or Rogue Squadron ish game.

Basically, the testers said a game was too hard- unplayably hard. Enemy ships fired dozens of shots at a time, and 1-2 could kill you, yet it took many, many shots to kill the enemy. The enemy ships were much faster than you were, and more maneuverable. You weren't an X-Wing taking down a Star Destroyer- you were an unarmed frigate fighting 200 deathstars at once.

Every single bug the programmers closed as "our testers suck" , "by design, testers are incapable", etc.

The testers asked the programmers if any of them had actually PLAYED the game. They said no, that's not their job- they don't make games they play.

The testers and the managers begged the programmers to actually TRY the game. They laughed and said they knew what they were doing.

Game comes out- not a single play lasts more than 5 minutes. Nearly every copy of the game is returned as defective. Company goes out of business, firing everyone.

I mean, who'd actually turn on and play ten minutes of the game they're making?! You think Peter Jackson has ever watched anyone act?! Or a painter keeps his eyes open!

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#29

russellohh commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates...:

On the Animal Crossing groups I visit, nearly everyone has 600 hours, 1,000 hours, 2,000 hours. I've seen people with two 1,500 hour files.

That's ten times more than it took me to tun through Skyrim twice... and Fallout 3...and Oblivion.......
Animal Crossing fans can be cray-cray.

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#30

russellohh commented on Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation,...:

@Platypus101 Err.....in many, many years on this site, I've never once felt the need to click on someone's name and read their life history. Yes, it's on there, but who cares? That's allllllll you. I didn't "win", i gained some creepy wanker who's desperate to know my life story, where i work now, my likes and dislikes...
That's not winning. $10 says if i change my profile today you'll be aware of it within 30 seconds...

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#31

russellohh commented on Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation,...:

@Platypus101 Ahh, so instead of actually naming the Nintendo game that Bioshock is an inspiration for (or making any valid claims what so ever), you're reading my profile, checking out my email., and at this point, likely re-reading all of my posts on other articles here. Are you reading my Facebook too? Would you like my old Myspace? Going to shift through my trash can next?

Kids these days. Enjoy your new obsession, stalker boy!

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#32

russellohh commented on Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation,...:

@Platypus101 Yeah, spending ten seconds playing Bioshock and realizing it doesn't have a single theme, control scheme, narrative format, texture, lighting method, or plot device remotely similar to any Nintendo-made game sure makes me an expert on.... knowing what a video game is. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play the original Doom so I can learn what not to put into a match-3 puzzle game.

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#33

russellohh commented on Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation,...:

@Platypus101 Hmm, you're right. Nintendo DOES have a lot of games very similar to Bioshock. I'm sure the Nintendo staffers who played it for research for sweating bullets hoping none of the themes of religion, faith, cults, or incest ever accidentally make their way into Mario Kart, Mario 3D World, or that one Zelda game where Zelda is actually Link's daughter from an alternate timeline where Link is actually Ganon.

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#34

russellohh commented on Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Talks Localisation,...:

@Platypus101 He has a bit of a point, though. The makers of Skyrim certainly played Dragon Age to research trends, and the makers of Fallout would have played Call of Duty and a few RPGs to make an RPG-shooter.

Playing Bioshock isn't really going to help the makers of Mario vs Donkey Kong or Animal Crossing...

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#38

russellohh commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America):

@andrew20 Nice! It sells for 70 online. I liked my copy, the artbook was nice and i didnt have a copy of the 64 one, but $70? for a game i got for free?
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh seeya kirby...
still, it only has one of these three games on it, and its the worst of the three. These are worth picking up if you don't already have them

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#41

russellohh commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@Peach64 Maybe not. Level 5 made Ni No Kuni, which was one of the best looking PS3 games, as well as a Ni No Kuni DS game that not only looked different, but even changed up a few things in an exciting way. Overall, if anyone can make an RPG port of a PS4 game that runs on a 3DS, trust level 5!

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#43

russellohh commented on Review: LEGO Jurassic World (3DS):

the Lego star wars movie made me snort laughter out my eye sockets. The Batman lego movie had me giggling. The Lego Movie is one of my favorite games of all time.
Playing the games is less fun than the last time I broke a bone.
Can they stop making games, and just release all the cut scenes as a DVD? Forever?

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#48

russellohh commented on Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America):

@Grumblevolcano A COO does more of the day-to-day stuff. In a retail store, you can think of them as the person who is there are the store making all the decisions, over ruling manager decisions, and basically being aware of every detail. The CEO might go years without actually being at the location, and makes decisions, but travels the world, gives speeches, and is a public face of the company.

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#50

russellohh commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Releases Statement on the Pas...:

So many times I've read an interview or press release from the spouse/best friend/business partner of 30 years who has just lost their other half. It's always tragic news, or this difficult time.

I'd forgive them if their message HOLY ;ASJDGLSIGH I'M DRUNK AND IN TEARS ASK ME TOMORROW