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Wed 18th February, 2009

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Sinister commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I will play Planetside 2 the most. It is the one game i pretty much play on a daily basis right now.
In addition to that i will play some Nintendo Pocket Football Club. Season two has started and i won my first match in the new league. Hope many more will follow.



Sinister commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

The problem is that people that are offended (and this is not exclusive to women but rather happens pretty much everywhere) cry foul way too often and way too soon.
Now everyone is so used to them that noone really cares anymore.



Sinister commented on Feature: Lifting the Curtain on Game Ratings a...:

Well the ESRB ratings are easier to get but they are also automated. Noone is actully testing the game. I much more prefere for a game to be tested by an individual instead of relying on the information a developer provides.

You can bitch about the USK all you wnat but they do it right. They get the game, they play the game and they rate the game.



Sinister commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo Sry but the ships you get access to when you pay are better than the ones you have access to as a free player. Alone the possible crew slots are enough to make this point.

With players of the same skill level the one that pays will win most of the time. And that is what P2W is all about.

The holy grail of F2P at the moment is dota 2. A game i do not like to play but it does everything right when it comes to F2P.
Another game that does everything right is Path of Exile.



Sinister commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

Sry but this game is a light version of P2W. Without spending money you will not have access to the better subs.
One could argue it is a unlimited trial version but it was launched qas a F2P game so i call it P2W. It is not the worst kind tho since one purchase get you to equal footing.



Sinister commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

TBH while i like thegamepad i think it use is very limited.
Off Screen and Inventory/Maps are nice to have but games would be just as good without them. As an optional controller if Nintendo requests every game to have Off Screen Play it would be nice to have.



Sinister commented on DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales F...:

25 Million is what i would have guessed as well.
But i would have waited until after the 3d World and Kart 8 numbers were in to make a final judgement call.
The numbers after those two releases will show us how the U will sell in the long run.



Sinister commented on Review: Picross e3 (3DS eShop):

Tbh i hate the new mega picross. This will pretty much be the first picross game i will not finish. Only 6 mega picross to go but they suck so much that i do not want to continue any more.



Sinister commented on Talking Point: Regional Online Multiplayer Mis...:

I am very disappointed by Tennis. The lag is very noticeable. And the controls seem very wonky. My Mii just does not do what i tell it to do. Do a backhand swing ... nope it just stays on forhand even tho there i sno point for that,
Well thats 10€ saved.



Sinister commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

And here we go again. Well we knew about it yesterday already and it makes me sad to see Nintendo do this.
Well everyone has to decide for themself on how they will react to Nintendo's actions. I made my choice and withdraw my unconditional support for Nintendo.
From now on every Ninteno produtc i am interested in buying will be subject to close examination if i really want it or if it is even worth buying.
Prior to yesterday i was blindly buying Nintendo products. This has stopped.



Sinister commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

How is this a smart move. If they are afraid of legal consequences they should have never released such a app. Nintendo has no idea how the internet works and proves it day in and day out.
From what i read in the announcement it seems they were surprised that people would share their FC online in forums. Come on how blind of the world do you have to be to be surprised about that.
And if people want to trade such offensive materials they will do it either way. No matter if Swap Note is active or not. Now they will just use email or facebook or whatever else.
And you can access most of that from the 3DS browser. So the should discontinue the browser as well right? Would be such a smart move.



Sinister commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

Well it pretty much sets Nintendo firmly in the Kiddy Company corner and there is no way to get them out of there for a few years.
People that were thinking about going back to Nintendo will not come back now because their old views got proven once more.

You could not recieve any messages unless both parties agreed to add their FCs. At that point it becomes the perents responsibility. Or do you think FB will shut down because some idiots send bad pictures around.
There are way easier ways to get those pics than SwapNote.

Have to agree that Nintendo made a move here that makes it very hard for someone to fight the Kiddy image. Was just a knee jerk reaction from them.
Have to call them idiots as well.



Sinister commented on Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts ...:

Region Locking serves multiple purposes.
1. Support local retailers
2. Ensure Games that get released to a certain market are localised
3. Different pricing in different regions.

Now i think we as gamers do not really care where we buy our games from. But Nintendo does. If the local retailers don't sell your games because noone buys them then they won't sell your hardware. There is not enough profit in the hardware for retailers hardware.
Some games that got localised would have never got a translation into at least english if it were not for region locking. Unless Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft would pay for it. The profit is again not big enough to warrent a translation if some of the possible consumers already imported the game.
Pricing in countries like India and Brazil would not be as low as it is right now. The people there would suffer much higher prices compared to what they pay now.

For me only point 2 is relevent since i live in a rich country and can afford video games. But i can see the ther side of the coin as well.
As a compromise i would like to see the European, Australian and North American Regions getting combined into one region.