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SCAR392

SCAR392

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Male, 22, United States

I think I'm smart. I think you're smart.

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#2

SCAR392 commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

I got it the day after Christmas, 10 years ago. I was so hyped to play the Metroid Prime: First Hunt demo and Super Mario 64 DS. Having 3D graphics on the go was such a huge jump, back then. Everybody said PSP would destroy it, but then it ended up not having as many games, it was a lot more expensive, memory card prices were ridiculous, etc.

Wifi gaming was also a huge deal.

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SCAR392 commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

I don't even bother with listening to things, on the go. If I really wanted to listen to something, I would do it on my home theater system. Headphones can't compete with a home setup. You can still hook up your portable device via headphone jack, bluetooth, or Air Play. I don't care about Apple, though.

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SCAR392 commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@Vineleaf - You are very right, except that they were actually charging less than what it cost to make PS3. HDMI, having a full PS2 in there, Linux, etc was very expensive at the time. It cost them like over $800, IIRC, to make the thing, then their arrogance thought people would pay $600, in hopes of selling alot of software.
Sony basically burnt a ton of money, especially once they had to drop the price. They just couldn't compete with Xbox 360's price and more accessible hardware.

EDIT; It was ambitious, yet arrogant. It's like the story of Icarus flying too close to the sun, but surviving. PS4 is a different story.

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SCAR392 commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@DarkKirby
That's why New 3DS is going to be a thing, so Nintendo can have some more powerful hardware in there. The New 3DS will also have DLNA PC data management, 3D visual tracking, and NFC. That means PS Vita still doesn't have some of the stuff New 3DS will have, or we can go to 3DS and still have 3D or SD cards. Sony isn't offering that stuff, and it matters to people, It's the same reason why people are choosing Android over iPhone, except in the this case, Nintendo is actually doing better, which is why they can make New 3DS a thing, in the first place.

Also. Wii U is supposed to appeal to everyone. Alot of people are saying that either "hardcore" Nintendo fans are buying it, or that it appeals to casuals. It can't be both, or either, because people saying either one contradicts the other opinion.

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SCAR392 commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

He can think whatever he wants. That still isn't going to change how an individual feels about any of them. I feel like Wii U has more worthwhile games than PS4, so that's why I have it over that. There's just some stuff you can't get on PS4, and it's basically like 70% of the Wii U's library.

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SCAR392 commented on Art Academy for Wii U Pushed Back to 2015 in N...:

@FubumblR
I was under the impression that SketchPad would be updated, or that you would buy the other features as DLC. The options that are in this upcoming full release are in SketchPad, but it says "Coming Soon". Anyone who has it knows what I'm talking about.

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SCAR392 commented on Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Sho...:

Majora's Mask is a good move. A lot of 3DS players probably haven't played it, so now is the chance to play an enhanced version, and not everyone is willing to search out an older cartridge. Having alot of Zelda games available on 3DS is a good thing.

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SCAR392 commented on Gallery: Project CARS Screens Focus on Realist...:

@element187
Actually, I think they said it would be 1080p and 60FPS on Xbox One and PS4. The real deal breaker was that they delayed basically everything, ditched Xbox 360 and PS3 in exchange for Xbox One and PS4(which is actually a good thing thing for Wii U, but bad for 7th gen), and during that, Xbox One and PS4 gained priority from the already existing PC build, because x86. Developers are trying to get their s*** together, for sure.

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#21

SCAR392 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Rafie - Exactly. You can't just tell Nintendo gamers to buy another console for 3rd party support. That doesn't address the issue at all; it avoids it. That's besides that some Nintendo gamers feel screwed over by some 3rd parties with missing content, late games, and some quick/cheap ports. Even if Nintendo gamers wanted to buy 3rd party games right now, what 3rd parties have shown is questionable, anyway.

I was happy with games like Tekken, CoD, Splintercell, Sonic, etc. on Wii U, but not everyone else felt the same way, and I can agree that 3rd parties have screwed over Wii U in some ways; namely, CoD Ghosts, Madden, FIFA, Watch Dogs, Project Cars, etc.

Wii U should have gotten the Xbox One version of CoD Ghosts, at least, but it didn't. That's Activision's incompetence, unless they planned on being cheap on purpose. No one even knows anymore, but it's one of those 2. That's when having the game at all, or having one of quality are the only real choices between the consoles. There is enough reason to blame 3rd parties just as much as Nintendo, given the type of support they did give.

EDIT: 3rd parties are absent or crappy on Wii U, so Reggie is highlighting their strengths.

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SCAR392 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

This comment section is screwed. The point is that Nintendo has more exclusives and different games, while Microsoft and Sony have less exclusives and shared 3rd party games. There is a big enough difference to say that Nintendo is the most different out of the 3. That's all he's saying, and there are advantages and disadvantages to it. He was only saying the beneficial part for obvious reasons, just like how Microsoft and Sony wouldn't openly come out and say they have less active exclusives than Nintendo, and by active, I mean games that they actually have enough time, money, and reason to make.

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#25

SCAR392 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I agree. I don't think anyone would deny having CoD on Wii U, but the exclusive games and console specific features is what basically makes a platform. That's why both Sony and Microsoft have been trying hard to get more exclusives out there as soon as they can.

The exclusive content also gives a better picture for who is buying whichever console, and Nintendo has built up the install base almost entirely off of that. I would say 3rd parties are being spoiled by Nintendo building up the install base without much, if any of their help.

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#26

SCAR392 commented on Watch the Sonic Boom Gang Try to Rescue a Cat:

@Guitardude7
Some people liked Lost World. People have always complained about 3D Sonic games. If anyone likes 3D Sonic games, it's pretty likely they'll be fine with the controls in this game. Go compare Sonic Adventure 2 or Sonic Heroes to Lost World, and the controls for 3D Sonic games have actually gotten alot better. It depends on who you're talking to, I guess.

I agree that people shouldn't be buying it for Zelda DLC, though. The Nintendo costumes and stuff are just bonus.

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#27

SCAR392 commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

@Yorumi
I know this reply is late, but the cartoon channels is exactly where I saw the Wii U commercials. I saw them on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. There was 3DS Smash Bros, Pokemon, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart, and even Mario Kart 7. This is like around midnight, mountain time. I saw the commercials a lot of times. Hyrule Warriors was being shown like every other commercial with Shadow of Mordar.

Also, it depends on how you look at hype selling consoles. PS4 might be selling well, but hype isn't going to sell consoles in the long run. There needs to be substance to back it up. Just give it time. You're asking for things to have come yesterday. More and better games will come. PS4 might be selling, but it's debatable that it is ACTUALLY offering anything better right now, and that is besides that the situation would probably be the same regardless of sales. PS4 selling well ultimately isn't effecting Wii U, so a lot of your rant doesn't makes sense. PS4 doing well isn't going to make other consoles fail.

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#32

SCAR392 commented on Activision Retail Titles Are Coming To The Wii...:

This is actually a big indication of support, IMO. Activision's games were only at retail, probably because they could get more accurate sales data without the inclusion of the eShop. My guess is that this means that the eShop is a relevant place to gather data for their games, which probably wasn't the case back at launch.

EA did the same thing with Mass Effect 3: Special Edition. They released the (gimped) EA Sports games on the eShop, but left Mass Effect on disc.

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#34

SCAR392 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Alot of people are forgetting that the price cut is supposed to be temporary. Nintendo is better off just throwing a Wii remote or bundling something. If they drop the price, Microsoft could and is supposed to be bringing the price back to what it was($400). I don't think Nintendo permanently cutting the price to react to a holiday sale is anywhere near being sensible.

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#35

SCAR392 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

People just don't understand the value of anything, apparently. PS4 is outselling the Xbox One, even though they have essentially the same library.

Wii U was factually worth $350 at launch. They only dropped the price to $300 once software was profitable enough to do that. Microsoft probably just dropped it based on how rich their company is and wanting to get more consoles sold. I seriously doubt Sony could drop the price, even if they WANTED to.

All these consoles have one thing or another to worry about, including PS4, because it ain't selling jack for software, for how many consoles are out there.

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#36

SCAR392 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@aaronsullivan - I don't think Sony will drop the price. They're making the least money out of all these companies, even with the most consoles sold, so they are probably more likely to aim towards having more money than trying to get a price cut. It doesn't really matter what Sony does in this situation, IMO, because Microsoft has already made the first cut. I don't think Sony can follow suit, financially, they need the money from PS4 sales, and it would just be a reaction to a console that is selling less than it anyway. I don't think a $50 price cut to Xbox One is going to change anyone's mind, because otherwise that would have worked for Wii U.

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SCAR392 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

It depends. It could go either way. Either they can cut the price and get some more consoles sold, or ride off of the type of people who were going to buy it anyway and try to get as many games sold from those people.

It might not even matter what Nintendo does if PS4 is still going to be the same price. Microsoft is dropping closer into Wii U territory with these price shinanigans, so it could also benefit them if the price stays the same. Like some people said, it could make the Wii U look too cheap if they react to what Microsoft is doing, and Sony can't afford to drop the price on PS4 at all, so there's always that.

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#38

SCAR392 commented on Video: How Much Faster Is The New Nintendo 3DS?:

The download speed for the eShop would have made more difference for a bigger game than 3D Space Harrier, and Smash Bros. loads super fast. Besides that, all this video confirmed for me(once again), was that I'll get the New XL eventually ;)

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#39

SCAR392 commented on The Game Boy Color is Now 16 Years Old:

It was amazing to me when it first came out. All I had was an NES, before this. I was baffled that the original Game Boy didn't have color once I understood there was a GB before GBC. You could put in the old games and get a bit if color, then I got hooked on Pokemon and got a DK64 bundle in '99, which eventually made me want Pokemon Stadium. Game Boy Color and the N64 are basically the systems that I started out with.

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SCAR392 commented on The Game Boy Color is Now 16 Years Old:

This was the first GameBoy I ever had. I got it during Christmas of '98. My first game was Bomberman Pocket for GBC. Then I got a handful of original GB carts for it like Mario Land 2.

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#42

SCAR392 commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

@JuleyJules - My guess is that it's like what Ubisoft did. They already said the entire reasoning behind the Wii U delay in the first place, was because of development for Xbox One/PS4/PC. Ubisoft delayed everything, then delayed Wii U. In this situation, they delayed Project Cars on Wii U, then the other consoles got delayed, so that probably delayed Wii U further. What happened is slightly different, but it basically resulted in the same outcome as what Ubisoft has done.

@theBluntKnight - I agree. I'm honestly not that fussed about all these delays. It will be interesting to see how Watch Dogs and Project Cars turn out with all the delays. It's not like it was Wii U's fault. They are releasing the game, fully aware of the situation they put themselves into. So we can see what some extra development time, GamePad features, and how well the games play overall on Wii U, bit I would consider them part of the same boat. They both got delayed for basically the same reasons.

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#43

SCAR392 commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@unrandomsam
It doesn't change the fact that he bought an FCC compliant device. They only use that sort of power for certain situations, like forcing you to update, because a loophole in network security, hacking, modding, etc.

They won't take your currently owned software away. They wouldn't have even licensed it in the first place, if that was the case.

The guy's car analogy doesn't even work with traffic laws, insurance, and so on. His HDTV wouldn't even be on in the video, because it is required to accept to interference by government standards.

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#44

SCAR392 commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

The guy in the video is an idiot. Basically every device has an agreement like this, and that includes FCC standards. It says it on tons of devices, that your device is legally required to accept interference, whether you like it or not. Then the video goes on to talk about cars and car manufacturers. He's missing the point. You still can't go 65 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, the government says where you can and cannot park, you have to stop at stop signs, etc.

The argument is invalid, 100%, unless this guy doesn't want to use HDTVs or cars anymore. In which case, his HDTV wouldn't even be on in the video. He's clueless.

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#45

SCAR392 commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

@JuleyJules
I know. All I'm saying is that the Wii U version probably would have come around March, but now this Xbox One/PS4/PC delay is delaying the Wii U further than it already was. That's just what I figure.

It's kind of like what Ubisoft did to Watch_Dogs. They delayed all the versions, then the Wii U got further delayed somewhere after the initial delay.

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SCAR392 commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

I bet is that this delay for the Xbox One/PS4/PC version basically already confirms a Wii U delay. The Wii U version was probably going to release in Spring-Summer, but if Wii U isn't part of this announcement, my guess is that it will be fall next year.

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#47

SCAR392 commented on UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features a...:

It really depends on how it ends up playing. It may look a bit like MineCraft, but it needs to play just as well or better in it's own right, which wouldn't be that hard to do, concept wise. If they can really make GamePad features a thing, infinite worlds, possibly Wii remote controls and bigger multiplayer, with aforementioned features, and whatever else, I don't see why this would be that bad of a game for alot of people, and SDK Paint could make things alot more creative for the game.

I really do hope it ends up being a good game. If it doesn't, it will always be that clone game that tried, and it's not like we're getting MineCraft, so people don't really have a choice anyway.

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#49

SCAR392 commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On:

Meh. I'll throw down the cash if it just so happens, but I'd have to put some effort into actually buying one for the time being, so it probably won't happen. Ideally, I'd get the console on launch, do the system transfer, then get rid of my 3DS XL ASAP.

Then it will be over and done with.