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Male, 27, Norway

Fri 8th November, 2013

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steamtrain commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

@sillygostly The idea of shareware is still alive, but it's alot different now😋 With paypal, etc. it's easier to support freeware, also with Kickstarter, Steam & Humble, you (or at least feel like you) get a bit closer to the developers. Some of my favorite PC games and programs are shareware or freeware!

I get what you're saying about microtransactions though, personally I don't like the idea of microtransactions in general. But I think it's not so bad in this game, maybe it's just because I don't get hooked on these games and play them for a short time only if I plat them at all?

Microtransactions in a "real" pokemon game would certainly be blasphemy 😱



steamtrain commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

I don't understand the criticism against the microtransactions in this game, I'm around stage 100 and I've paid for six gems once only to pay for the entertainment. I might do it once again if I continue playing, but frankly those five, ten minutes I use on five lives is more than enough for hours. It's fun, but really there are much better games for similar entertainment purposes.



steamtrain commented on Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgott...:

I really don't care, but ignoring the biggest current console dedicated to handheld gaming says it all.

Anyways awards are all like this - the best movies are the ones with many nominations and no wins, and when finally a great artist gets the Grammy for once some ******* gets on stage and ruins it, declearing his love for his crow girlfriend...



steamtrain commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

I think some of them are putting a decent amount of work into making these videos, maybe not Pewdiepie, I certainly don't think so, but I think Gametheory is very creative. And I do think those who are they should be recoginzed for it.

However, even if it is not proven legal or illegal in any court, I am surprised that anyone can think it's justified morally making money off it without sharing some of cake.

And some other arguments further complicates the moral issue, it's a shame that this is being ignored.

It's not like they graduated Youtube-school.

It began as a hobby, they got creative to keep and gather followers, if they make any money that way good for them, but it's not their work.

If they got real creative and made the content look different from a different perspective, I would personally respect that as their own work, but even so they are free to choose their content, and considering it's hard to make that distinguishment I see no problem taxing them as well.



steamtrain commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:


I haven't heard about "White Feminism", but that's a really good description of it!

Especially here in Norway, as I can't speak for any other country, but we have a long tradition of upper-middle class to upper class women in positions of influence.

I have to admit that many things they have done for the system and the people is really great, such as equality at school and workplace. But today they often use the same old arguments, arguments for problems that "common" people really relate to, only to empower themselves and their circles.

Not only do they use it only for their own good, they disregard the real problem, and they trash a good cause making the people disregard the real problems as well!



steamtrain commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

@World Yes, I think that's what most people mean.

However I know personally of a couple of ugly cases where men shun "strong" women and exploit the "weak", and genuinely believe it is the women's fault. I'm pretty sure this goes hand in hand with childhood trauma, it's at best delusional.

Not that it justifies it, but I think the regular misogyny is just regular people feeling insecure and threatened, which ironically is a "feminine" trait.

As for DoA, I played some many years ago on PS but fighting games in general is not my thing. I've tried a couple of "oversexualized" games, but the gameplay... Let's just say I won't ever buy a game like that again.

Even after playing hundreds of games, I can think of only one character I feel attracted to visually and such, and that's Liara from Mass Effect, but that's rooted in an emotional complex, I don't have a thing for blue androgyn aliens :P

I can definitely see the challenges of being a female "gamer" even in general. But I think and hope it's able and about to turn, I see big difference now from when I grew up. But then again, much of it is like this: "a hot chick" playing games, "awesome!" or: a "weird, anti-social" girl playing games...

But anyways, you shouldn't give up on what you love just because of that, be yourself and make people listen when you need to be heard and ignore them if they won't. You have as much right to play games and be on forums as anyone else.. Well, I know personally that's easy to say, not to do, but I think that's right!



steamtrain commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:


Many feminists use "equality" as an argument for their aganda, and that is per definition a political ideology.

What is "equality" anyways, is it to be recognized as a person by your values and actions alone, or to be a designated number?

Of course one has to consider the possibilites for a person to cultivate and practice thier values and actions, and I think this should be equal regardless, but the inequality here in western society, is enforced by social norms almost alone, by men and women together, against members of both sex.

Do you think a man is allowed socially to cultivate his feminine aspect, without having to become a homosexual clown and asserting himself within the same social group that made him a clown, as the "homosexual", only to force the same humiliation to others?

Sure, it may be better here, but even in Norway where the possibilities is effectivly equalified at the very bottom up, you have to go through hell if you stand out from the group in any way. Between being a clown or repressing your qualities? I think I would actually prefer repression, and that's much easier in dogmatic countries.

The point I'm trying to make is that the victims of inequality here in western society are not the strong women, it's the women and men who are not as strong to stand up against the others for being who they really are to develop as a person. For them, this discussion of numbers is meaningless.

Strong women have no problem in making their way, so what about the rest? Why is it everytime we hear talk about equality, it comes from strong women? (Rethorical)



steamtrain commented on Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program...:

@Williaint Haha, Reggie webisodes is a really great idea!

Why not merge the two? Have Reggie be the episode introducer or protagonist in a Nintendo Land/Universe with all the different characters, teaming up, crossover, etc. Each episode would have a different director and animation style i.e. clay.

I love it when different artists pay homage in their own style to the same inspiration... Just finished a "Japan" manga book from Japanese and French mangaka, and it's amazing to see the differences, not only in style but what Japan means to them. I would love to see something like that done to Nintendo!



steamtrain commented on Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program...:

@Syrek24 Yes, in fact I doubt it will have any effect at all, postive or negative, but I really hope it will make a difference to the Youtube platform itself.

The negative effect it will have is people whining, and that's nothing new. Nintendo could've announced a new awesome home console today and people would complain that they should've done it sooner and that they are abandoning the Wii U, etc.

But tomorrow all this will be forgotten and they'll have something else to complain about.

Don't get me wrong, I think criticism is natural and healthy, and I love looking through some of these well reflected arguments against my own opinion, many times it makes a bigger, better picture and sometimes at the loss of my own opinion.

But honestly, in this sea of complaints, it's really hard to find these reflected arguments, and that's tiresome. And I'm sure there are many who has given up the comment sections just because of this.

I don't know the future of NL but I'm worried - this recent trend of egging readers against eachother, and the comment section being spammed with copy+paste [complaint]... I would prefer the mindless spam of "this is awesome", because it is not pretentious, and it makes for a much nicer atmosphere.

I'm here to be excited, disappointed, to criticise and to be criticised, but I feel there's little room for any that. If this is freedom of speech then I really don't see any reason fighting for it, but there are many of opposite opinions who actually think through what they are saying, who see beyond their own wants, and that is worth fighting for.



steamtrain commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

If anything most of the characters should be locked and challenged...

I don't think you should be a master at a game to unlock everything, but you should love the game enough to have the patience & determination, so to grow as a player in the process of the unlockment. Masters can challenge Time records, etc, while it's not very rewarding itself, it should be rewarding for any so-called master.



steamtrain commented on Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program...:

So sad... People making money of Nintendo for free, now only gets 60-70 % of their profits :(

Anyways, even though technology can be pretty awesome it doesn't have to be, and it really isn't.

To industrialize consumer mania is imo a bad thing, playing video games you should realize this because it's a very big theme in many of your favourite rpg's like FF, SMT, etc.

You should be glad Nintendo is the one company you can depend on both pushing technology while preserving good old values, if time and patience is the price to pay for that I'm happy to pay of my enourmous wallet.

Youtube today is not like it was yesterday, this culture you're talking about is just a perception that is happening for you right now, it's not even that many years old. Nintendo and anybody can change that. And don't kid yourself, the current Youtube platform has many problems itself.

Nintendo's program is a middleway, it may be halfway finished but you can help building it, and any middleway is better than any extreme.



steamtrain commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

I don't feel that all the criticism is justified.

Yes, you have to get to know your enemies, this seems to me like a given but apparently not to everybody else.

Not seeing your enemies' movement unless they are in sight seems only natural in a 3D game?(!)

You get much HP, so trying and failing is an option.

So it seems you are criticizing the game for not being FE/AW.

And if you ask me it works very well not being a FE/AW clone, in fact they are doing a turn based 3D strategy that as far as I know haven't been done before. It's really fresh & fun.

The controls are definitely awkward at first, but you very soon get used to it, also with the new 3ds you get three control options.

It do have some reasonable criticism however, the big one is the enemy turn loading of course which I imagine will be improved, the second being the lazy voice acting, but that's no big deal in a game like this. I will definitely be buying this game day one regardless.



steamtrain commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@JaxonH Yeah I can see that, even with my gamepad when playing Deus Ex now, switching between the touch screen and the tv, looking at the map, etc, it all comes naturally to me now that I've played some games that use it like this, I'm sure it feels akward for some but to me it's a great asset.

I forgot I actually got a copy of Skyward Sword, one of the few Zelda's I haven't played yet, so I guess I have to buy another sensor bar anyways :P



steamtrain commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@Ralizah Yeah, I never had a Wii because at the time I had the impression it was for kids and housewives, and with the games I did try at my friends the controller felt unnecessary & awkard, I'm even awkard when playing on a regular controller but I manage!

The SNES was my last home console before the Wii U actually, but I might download it & try once I finish more of my library. I figure everything that you are not used to feels awkard at start.



steamtrain commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@OneBagTravel Yeah, I can see that, classic controller wouldn't make any sense. But I'm afraid I'm too put off by the Wii remote itself.

Anyways, I gave away my sensor bar and I don't think I'll buy another just for this game.

However I do want to play it. Hmmm... Are there any other Wii games that might come, where the remote isn't just a gimmick. I really want to play Galaxy as well but with my gamepad :P



steamtrain commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

@aaronsullivan 100% agree.

It is also important to remember that console sales like every thing else depend on public opinion and trends.

By the looks of things atm, I doubt Nintendo will sway the people with the Wii U, it does not however mean that Nintendo need to abandon Wii U, nor that the Wii U is what the public opinion about it is.

Becoming a clone of twin clones PS/XB will not solve anything, it will make things worse for everybody including the consumers. If anything, PS/XB should start differentiate themselves from eachother, and it looks like they're starting to now.



steamtrain commented on Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares T...:

@Robotron2084 That's true, but I went with the bigger screen anyways. I play my XL every day so I'm kind of used to it, and when I get tired I switch to the Wii U which is surprisingly comfortable, although it was very hard to get used to at first.

I preordered the MM3D XL last night, but I'm not a fan of the design actually, the standard white looks much better imo.



steamtrain commented on Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares T...:


Here's a comparison:

The question is size vs visual impression.

I sometimes think my XL is a bit too small, so it's a given that I'm going for the New XL, although I wish it had been in white like the standard.

Limited editions? Hard to tell... It depends on sales and what games are coming out. With the MM3D and MH4 limited editions I wouldn't hold my breath. But then again, the MM3D has sold very well, so maybe for a next big release, maybe Xenoblade(April 2015), Fire Emblem(2015) or Pokemon(Q4 2015/2016)?



steamtrain commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

@ericwithcheese2 Yes I agree, and of course people have the right to be disappointed.

There are actually a few things I'm not so happy about myself, but I wish I could voice my concerns without being a drop in the sea of complaints, this is indirectly a fan forum, and the direct was in no way objectively a bad one - it had something for everybody with many different surprises.



steamtrain commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

It must be hard running a company these days, even at a fan forum like this so many people are nitpicking all they can, or they go straight for the obvious one - one "bad" business decision.

It really must be hard being a consumer as well, not having any peripheral vision...

Of course there will be some objectively good and bad stuff with presentation.

Obviously, there will be many things good and bad subjectively.

But the lengths people go only to overshadow the good stuff, just to criticize and feel important instead of feeling a reasonable amount of excitement and appreciation, never ceases to amaze me.

But whatever, I'm not Nintendo and I'm not you, so I'm naturally very excited and thankful! And I'm looking forward to the next direct.



steamtrain commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

I think next gen Nintendo will be a seamless experience for both developers and consumers, at home or on the go, and I think we will be "familiar" with a superior system to any, be it entertainment, leisure or health. I think Nintendo is already ahead of everybody with QoL. But we'll see...



steamtrain commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

It's always funny to sum up the demands from the socalled experts...

Nintendo is doing everything they can to keep their head above water, and even plan for the future, given this I think we are in for a very nice treat for 2015, and I don't think there is anything wrong in what they are doingt hough there is always room for improvement.

As always there are things I personally wish to see materialized, but I know I will be pleasantly surprised by the things I didn't even think about.

Unforutnately Nintendo don't have the hindsight report of 2015, but I think it is for the best so they can continue on what they are doing, on what they do best, and not become a feeding machine for consumer zombies.

I don't really understand why some people are on this forum if they love Playstation so much, but I guess it kinda makes sense in a twisted way to blame Nintendo for their own personal inability to buy Nintendo products. But remember if Playstation was all that, you wouldn't be here, so more than anything you should be thankful.



steamtrain commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

Of course Nintendo didn't produce many, it is a novelty item for crying out loud! When word got out that they were going fast because of the fanboy hype, people started hoarding them just to overprice them. Well, that's all Nintendo's fault naturally...



steamtrain commented on Review: Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super...:

This is probably my favourite rpg. Bit late for comment and I can see why some will find nothing special about it, but for me, the story, characters, humour, visuals etc. makes for a 10 in my book, it trumps any other rpg every time except maybe for A Link to the Past, but I'm not even so sure about that, Zelda may lead adventurewise, but BoF2 definitely wins storywise.



steamtrain commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?:

@NbaJunkie You are forgetting off-tv play, maps, and I believe if I remember correctly Pikmin let's you play with the touch screen. Inventory, off-tv, maps, etc. may not mean a difference to you, but it means a lot to me, that is my opinion.

On topic: I honestly don't want much use of the touchscreen, in this case it seems like a great idea to implement the hacking to the gamepad, but remember this game wasn't developed for the Wii U exclusively. Yeah, I know Ubisoft made the promise, but still...



steamtrain commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

@Extremist Well, I agree there's probably a good portion of nostalgia behind this result, but I wouldn't dismiss these old games for their nostalgia/retro factor only.

You can say that games of today have improved gameplay & graphics, but the nostalgia factor trumphs every time, because it is all about the overall experience, and sure many people of today won't be spelled under super mario bros, but a great deal of that is because they don't give in to the experience, because it is "outdated", so basically that's the nostalgia factor of modern gaming. It's exactly the same thing.

Imagine making kids of today watch black/white movies, they'll probably hate it, but then again if you bore them enough before hand so they'll let their guard down, the same movie might be their favourite, making a lasting impression.

But I agree that many of these retro games are overrated, and many modern underrated. 3d world is probably my top 3 Mario game. But I do believe Super Mario World is well deserved, I think as long as we have Mario in this world, people will go back to it more than any of the others, if only in spirit.



steamtrain commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

Please let us distribute 1, 2 and 3 points or something. I'm satisfied with the results, but a 1 vote system in general isn't fair, not when presented as a list like this. I am sure the list would be a lot different if we had a say in ranking not only our favourite...



steamtrain commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

This "study" starts with the pretense that video games alone make people violent, and that no action is being taken to prevent this violence, and when this ridiculous pretense obviously duh doesn't correlate to reality, they conclude that video games doesn't influence any violent action at all, which itself is absurd. How are these guys scientists, really???



steamtrain commented on Review: Witch & Hero (3DS eShop):

Ridiculous! You guys really hate Circle, for some reason unknown to me.

Let's put it like this: the game was released late NES or early SNES, VC now double the price. Yes, it was not the best game but it was fun and challenging, despite the simple mechanics, and based on your fondness of the game and your memories of it, it might even have gotten a 7/10.

So, it was made in modern times, but appealing or not, the review should consider the experience and the challenge, not the willingness of the gamer. Super Mario Bros. made today exactly the same, I would love it, but it might not be as appealing to try it.

Yeah, it not very special, but it's kinda fun and a challenge, somewhat additctive, and the music is pretty good too, a bit of humor as well... 5,6/10 easily considering the price.

I know alot of games you are very generous to, and if there's any reason for hating Circle besides making "ok" games, I think you should share it, maybe I'll even agree, but these superficial reviews are very disappointing considering the general quality of in-depth in most of your reviews. If your just tired of reviewing mediocre games, that's ok, but many 3,4,5 and even 6/10 mediocres are hurting my brain playing, so maybe you should skip reviewing them all together, cause making Circle the scapegoat is not fair to them or the consumers.



steamtrain commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

This game seems like a joke, but it's actually really good, the music, the humour, story, everything, I can'g help but feel like a pervert for playing this, but it's done in an almost delicate manner, and the game is often parodying itself, but still why not just make the game normal with the date sim because it was a surprisingly fresh twist for the genre... Still creepy, still fun... It's more vulgar I think compared to Senran Kagura, but it has much more depth.



steamtrain commented on Feature: Ten Games That Are Perfect For Hallow...:

What about "The Cave"?!

I'm not that into Halloween so I won't be playing any of these for that reason, but I might play Cave, because it's fitting and it's such a good game!

One of few games that would actually get me into the Halloween mood.



steamtrain commented on Atlus Discounts 3DS eShop Titles in North America:

@potatomage7 I never got into soul hackers or code of princess, but overclocked got me completely hooked! I highly recommend it. As for the others, I haven't played them, but I am very curious about smt4 & eo4. Conception I might get only because it's the only atlus game we got on sale in europe, and the demo wasn't too bad, but maybe I'll give soul hackers another shot :p



steamtrain commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

Well, take it as a compliment... Nintendo obviously did very good on Smash Bros. (and 3ds) or else 700 12 y.o.s would be paying no mind, busy playing their vita or whatsitcalled, and not asking Nintendo for this ridiculous claim after they've obviously begged their parents for a 3ds. Too bad they begged for the vita in the first place because it's so "overpowered" and "awesome", now they're just bitter...



steamtrain commented on Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Mad...:

Yes, it's terrible they use the intellectual property...

But, look at it this way - if they changed the name and any other possible infringement, it would still be the exact same game, and you are getting angry over words!

I'm no Mother fan, but I can recognize the work and dedication, and it would be a real shame if this is not released properly, assuming the game is as good as the trailer.

That said, I do think they should change the name out of respect to the creator. I won't play it unless they do. Because even if it's free to play, and it fits the bill, it's still sketchy and not right even if no harm was intended...

Who knows, maybe it's an awesome game and it's recognized by the creator...



steamtrain commented on Review: Glory of Generals (3DS eShop):

I can't speak of this title as I haven't played it yet, also it is apparently a very different game from Conqueror. But I can't help notice all this hate on Circle, why?

So your expectation is different... I bought World Conqueror expecting Axis & Allies, while it's a lot different it may be the game it is closest related to, and I found no trouble understanding the game. No, the battle is NOT random. And NO it's not like Risk or Advance Wars.

It seems these kind of games are uninteresting to you, which is fine, but you (NL, not Morgan specifically) being lazy for not getting to know a game you are reviewing, does not justify these reviews.

Look at the reviews in eShop, in Miiverse, people get it and really enjoy it. European Conqueror is worth $6, and it's the same deal as World. Nothing too fancy, but a 6/10(maybe, butfor $4?) and a 4/10, lol. And now this... Which may be fair I dont't know, but Conqueror is not...

I generally don't like hexgon-style strategy, but now I am not sure if I should buy this, but I probably will because of the bad score, which is absurd.



steamtrain commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

@Alucard83 Yeah, I kinda get that, but I'm not really that into it, esp. not Pokemon, the GameBoy version is enough for me :P

Besides no one around here plays card games, and I'm kind of bitter because all my MTG rares got stolen when I was younger.

But you're right it feels flat compared to the real thing ;)



steamtrain commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

It should be complimented with something Nintendo exclusive and promote it... Also wouldn't pokemon card players own Nintendo systems??? I really don't see the why of the whole thing, but whatever... MTG on android tablet was kinda cool! But to me it meant never buying any cards again, haha :P