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Male, 37, United States

Tue 14th June, 2011

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tanookisuit commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Not quite professional for the company on the whole account, but they're right, dead right. Mario isn't reality, that car, that is. Mario has never been one for real world advertising, just parody here and there on some console billboards and walls. I was annoyed when I saw they did this, and it's not an update I'd add to the game at all.



tanookisuit commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

This is no surprise. Since the N64 they have created a system of self sabotage in the false name of creativity that as repeatedly on consoles bit them in the ass every time. The 64 with its carts and Sony abusing it as the kiddie box that sticks kind of to date. The GC it did with the purple box and goofy pad and lack of caring to support online. The Wii with the generation old hardware and motion, and a cruel network of codes and games bound to hardware with poor framework, and now with Wii U another gimped box with a spendy tablet. They had a market of diverse gamers they wrecked into an entire couple generations of kids to adults now that grew up on buying Nintendo for Nintendo because nothing else came out groomed for their software and buying another system or a PC to get the rest. They put themselves in the spot they are now, even when they were handed the keys to the door to fix it thi generation by third parties they still went the route of hardware made for their needs alone. Its no surprise AC, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Call of Duty, Batman and the others sell like a 10th of what the other versions do because they drove off the base of Nintendo fans to other systems to get the fix. Those who hang around and complain are mainly hold outs, fanboys who dont see it, and 30-40+ year olds who grew up in the 8-16bit era and wish theyd do the right thing again.



tanookisuit commented on Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipp...:

Ehh, well just another tiny bulletpoint on a list of reasons of why I can not remember the last time I bought a Ubisoft game new except for one on a disgustingly cheap black friday deal last year. I own a PS4 as well, but honestly I just don't know as I'm sick of the political games.



tanookisuit commented on Video: Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review - King Of The ...:

I've had one of them since the beginning of June so I've been through all the growing pains, uniquely it has been fun as I got to know their tech through facebook and have tried out the various test builds before they go public to try stuff out since I have a few hundred carts for various systems with different chips inside along with some other carts too (homebrew, etc.) It has been a fun ride and anyone who started out on anything older than 1.41 firmware probably has valid reasons to hate the thing, but with 1.6 out there since yesterday and even more in the pipe to come it has been a fantastic turn around and development. I have had my complaints and most of the valid compatibility issues people raised addressed. Firmware 2.0 isn't too far off and with that those long load times on the carts will be put to bed. Some will argue it lags, it doesn't, it's the issue of old games not designed for modern TVs and having one with a cruddy internal processor making the lag as mine I researched first and works awesome. The various audio filters are great, the visual depends on tastes (I leave it stock, or stock stretched) as I'm not into them, and the quick save out of menu to the ability to take saves back to the legit game off the system elsewhere(needed for GBA) is cool too. Anything the included pad can do can be done using a normal controller as I typically use the snes ascii pad. I setup using a combo of select + dpad direction for fast forward, save/load state, and pop up the menu to it. To have all my games work on my new tv so well and so sharp is so worth the price to me, and even how it handles the portable stuff so well is excellent too and a far nicer option than the GB Player+gamecube.



tanookisuit commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

I got it around a month ago for the GBA (JP import) complete like new and I do not regret the about $50 shipped I put into it. I knew this was coming but I just can not stomach $30 for a digital rental I can't have a tangible copy to keep for myself. I'm glad to see this version of the game has retained all the greatness and didn't lose anything in the translation as Steel Empire is a work of gaming art.



tanookisuit commented on Coleco Mini Arcades Set to Sit Proudly On Shel...:

@KnightRider666 Zaxxon and DK Jr are coleco systems, they did 7 in all, and Qbert was made by another. You have the complete set of them so consider yourself lucky as they get expensive.

I've got DK, PacMan, a dk manual and the perma power cells. Beyond that I have Qbert too but also Crazy Climber and the 2000s modern Frogger from Excalibur as well. I used to have DK Jr, wish I still had it. They're fun. I figure the new ones will price like the frogger re-release from a decade ago around the $30-50 mark depending how they make them.



tanookisuit commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

You know what? Screw them I hope they fail. It's not even the fact that I own a WiiU, I'd never buy something like this as I hated those games in the 90s. It's the fact they can't after 20 years get over themselves and a long dead console war anyone in their right mind got sick of ages ago and don't want to revisit other than in a video game museum. Grow up! If I could negative donate money to their campaign I would because they're acting childish.



tanookisuit commented on Review: Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures...:

A truly fantastic game. I discovered this one back in the later 1990s when ebay was an infant and over time I picked up a couple dozen super famicom carts. It's a really well made platforming game with all the fun spirit of Twin Bee.



tanookisuit commented on Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North Amer...:

Greedy! $30 for a digital rental is sick. I want to say I hope it fails, but it's such a good game.

I just bagged the GBA version like new all complete in the box for $40 just a few days ago, should be here tomorrow. There's no way I'd pay almost as much as a physical copy for digital vapor. I know the GBA game usually is a $60 so I'm happy I got the deal but still $30 is criminal.

ecco: $30 would be easy enough for a loose copy of it. It goes under the name Kotetsu Teikoku.



tanookisuit commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Into Second Place In NPD M...:

@Ryno I'm not, the same thing happened with the Wii and the DS/3DS too when that game dropped. Due to the Mario Party style of racing it takes on now based on items coupled with the strong internet core with it, it's basically the ultimate fishing lure to pull in all those people in the pond waiting on an excuse.



tanookisuit commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

Honestly I'm not sure how I feel about this. You use the tablet with the TV to aim your shots and shoot at stuff, almost like a really warped zapper or arcade game experience. I don't like the fact it can take an hour just to get comfortable enough to play as learning curves like that are a definite wall to enjoyment for many people.

This kind of stinks back to the DS where they wrecked two perfectly decent Zelda titles forcing flaky sketch controls which made the game more annoying than it should be to play, and then the Wii with some forced wiggling mechanics mucking up some titles too. Just because a part exists on a system that is unique, it's not good to just make people use it or walk away.



tanookisuit commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

On one side of it I don't blame them from their bottom line. But as a WiiU owner learning of games being held back that have been done for a long time it makes me not want to buy their games at all when/if they come out because I'm stuck having nothing to play with as things aren't being released. I wrote off Watch Dogs entirely over the shady delay on that one, though seeing the reviews on it by people I probably would have anyway. :)



tanookisuit commented on Video: Watch Us Rigorously Test Hyperkin's New...:

Were you planning to do a better second video covering the various more possibly questionable things to run? I'm talking like the MMC5 chip(Koei and CV3), VRC2-6 from Konami on Famicom, SDD1(SFA2 SNES), SA1(Mario RPG/Kirby), FX2(Doom and Yoshi's Island) and some other screwy famicom exotics or even Virtua Racing on Genesis? I know that multicarts, bootlegs being called repros, and homebrew can be sketchy but that's so niche.



tanookisuit commented on Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will...:

Mario Kart 8 isn't going to make a difference. It will make a bump for anyone who held out knowing that it would come in time, same with Smash Bros. So far early reviews are showing MK8 is very boring and just paint by the numbers fill in for the 1P mode and that battle mode is weak as combat maps are out with just tracks to fight on are in. The big bump is that it's been centered around making the multiplayer game where it's at, kind of sadly like where FPS games went. If you don't like or can't get online, it will run boring quick. I can just see the used copies of this piling up at stores.



tanookisuit commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

The frightening thing here is what they're saying but not saying directly.

They project only selling another 3M units over an entire year which is god awful. This means they have no faith in MK8 or Smash Bros turning it around, and furthermore that they have nothing in their fiscal year through next March that could cause an upswing in units sold either we're unaware of. It also means Zelda is definitely in their next calendar year as that could move some units alone too.



tanookisuit commented on Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii ...:

I was committed to buying this as it looked uniquely interesting, but due to the delay punishing WiiU owner alone, theyve lost my $60 permanently and yeah I could have snapped it up for PS3 or PC but I will not. If this gets played anymore, used game where they dont see a penny as its the right thing to do not supporting these tactics.



tanookisuit commented on Feature: Let's Take A Look At The Crazy Suppor...:

If they dont want to do a new one, do some real justice and on WiiU put the 'lost' FZero Climax out for people to play. I had this some years ago and it is by far the best non-polygonal FZero game hands down. Fantastic courses, heaps of characters, and it has the 64DD FZero track creator with enough save storage to keep 4 courses on your game for added fun. It has always been mind blowing to me they let this one not be released as it shames quality wise the others across the board entirely.



tanookisuit commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

@XCWarrior That post right there entirely. They say one thing, then don't honor it. You can't make the argument they did and have courses, characters and a buy the whole pack super character in a $15 overall bundle the day the game comes out and make the promises they did. I'm kind of pissed about it as I was planning to buy the game. I don't like they're excluding characters and courses without paying another 50% on value (game is $30) over the retail price to get the full game. It's not 'extra' DLC the day a game comes out, that's planned and calculated the same way Capcom would hide fighters on copies of SF4 to sell as DLC extras.

Sure it's an option to buy, but at this rate it's an option to get the full game or not. Had this been planned after and came out say 3-6months from now to extend its life that would be an entirely different story. All designed at the same point, the upsell the parts for more profit. Boo.



tanookisuit commented on Nintendo Shows Off Its Mario Golf: World Tour ...:

This is VERY shady. Nintendo back with the NNID setup was talked about and 3DS having DLC in games (WiiU too) they spoke of having full games still released with just fun free premiums that would add to the game with the fluff stuff and optional things being pay.

Here we're seeing courses and characters being left out if you don't pay up $15(pack)/$18(alone each) on 3 courses each with a character and if you get them all you have Mario that blows coins out with every swing so you can cash in on stuff in the game. I'm pissed they've caved into the Sony/MS cash cow exploitation junk.



tanookisuit commented on Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):

I'm interested, but Nintendo did the right thing and put this on a disc with the original one in Japan so I am going to wait awhile and see if we get that too. Considering how starved the WiiU is for games it would make sense they'd feel a need to.



tanookisuit commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

Umm in all fairness how can they preach balance yet have a blue shell in the game. They said they don't want to be about luck, but in the end it is just that, being lucky someone isn't holding one until the moment you cross in first and instead come in last. Sadly the most balanced Mario Kart still is the one without it. All the other items that'll lay you out like the other shells and bananas can be blocked, but the blue shell is just cheap death from above.

Now if they'd allow finally an option screen to customize play where that blue shell could be disabled, that would open the game up to the best balance possible with the greatest level of even and fair challenge. I've ditched a good many versions of the series with MK7 up on ebay right now as they don't keep my attention long anymore and the blue shell is a good part of the problem.



tanookisuit commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

"Just how stable can the Wii U get?"

Easy. Get the menu up to par in speed to boot and responsiveness between opening/closing things that the PS3 is at or better. It's still annoying to deal with.



tanookisuit commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@LUIGITORNADO I agree with you entirely, but Iwata is no better either. The man is out of his realm, outclassed and in a world he clearly as a mascot and game designer just doesn't get. He may talk a good game of being inclusive, making solid titles, doing all these sunshine and rainbow things, but his failings with the 3DS launch and now the WiiU that has dragged too long as a failure to move is a testament to his failure. Smart phone games are not the answer as it would undercut and screw over their own huge cash cow the 3DS, but Iwata clearly has no idea what works and got lucky that non-gamers picked up on the Wii and made him and the company rich off of it and that ship has sailed. His poor leadership and designs on what is allowed in their nation and our own(US) has put me in this odd predicament where I'm solidly questioning if I'll ever buy Nintendo console hardware again because the Wii revolted me for months on end and to a point I couldn't enjoy what good I could get out of it later in life and squarely got me super interested in the PS3 which shouldn't happen. It's sad that I have owned like 15 games for the thing (9 now) and 4 have been third party.



tanookisuit commented on Feature: A Round-Up of the Best Nintendo-Relat...:

Is the Frostbite one over into being insulting. Yes. Sure the date is a give away, but the overall context of it all along with their belittling and ratty public statements about the system puts it clearly in the trolling category using April 1 as a loophole to get away with it like a sad sick joke. It's rude and disrespectful to any Wii owner or potential owner given their past.

The rest on the whole are funny stuff.



tanookisuit commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

I'm not certain I'd buy any GBA games on the WiiU just because I really don't touch the freebies I got grandfathered into on the 3DS, but if the price and game were right it would be fantastic. I still keep a GB Micro around so it's just hard to take digital over reality, but to save a little pocket space if they put more to the 3DS in time I'd be happy.



tanookisuit commented on Review: Devil World (3DS eShop / NES):

I've got to agree with Agent, this review is over the top low considering what there. Sure it's not the best MIyamoto game, surely on the lower end of the scale but a nice average 7 is solid for the mechanics and thought that went into this game as it plays fine.

Clearly with the title and the crosses uptight NOA wouldn't have this out here, but I've had it a few years now on a 115in1 cart I found at a flea market and it's a decent distraction, especially in download form.



tanookisuit commented on Ex-Castlevania Chief Koji Igarashi Is Grateful...:

Amusing article and I can see his point, but it also looks like Konami is taking the childish low road banning him from using the word Castlevania when discussing games as that just comes off as cheap and petty. I'd love to see how they could even enforce that as I don't think the Japanese have word police.



tanookisuit commented on XSEED May Bring Physical Copies of Future Senr...:

You say no package no buy doesn't work. Oh it does. I don't have it, and that's the only reason why and I know many others as well I've seen online unwilling to drop $30 on a digital rental. Bring that sequel on a 3DS card and I'm in as I like brawlers, even if they're pervy as they're getting rare to come by.



tanookisuit commented on Valve's Gabe Newell Thinks Super Mario 64 Is J...:

Gabe makes a good point. As far as 3D platformers go despite so many since looking and sounding nicer due to system advances and even design choices (Conker at the end of N64) when it comes to the variety of stages and core mechanics and camera control I still believe it to be unrivaled. It's a fantastic game you can far more easily tread back to against later Mario titles no matter how nice they are on the surface.



tanookisuit commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

Translation they're delaying the game until sometime this year so they can put in some forced touch, gyro and mic(sound) mini games in there to muck up the smoother flow of the game and create awkward situations to best utilize the system. Yeah, that's some real confidence inspiring stuff there. The moment they decided to release this thing months later than every other version I took it off my buy list and this helps cement some good reasoning for it by throwing in chimpy controller specific torments.



tanookisuit commented on Video: Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of O...:

Otto why not?

Perhaps there are more people in this country versus over there where people have a stronger personal interest in a physical piece of property to own. I know I will likely never own this game because a $30 download is a slap to the face given everywhere else got a real version of it.



tanookisuit commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Donkey Kong Country:

Beautiful story you have there. I've got a big interest in history and this one combines two into one.

I wonder how many will now start scouring around once news gets around that Killer Instinct at 99% was effectively finished, for the ROM to hand around like Star Fox 2 which was just as far along too. :)



tanookisuit commented on New and Sealed Xenoblade Chronicles Copies Ava...:

Agreed above, Xenoblade sells itself, not systems. If they did a full run for the Wii U it would sell to fans of the game and then that would be more or less it, it would fill a very temporary need and the fears of some thinking another overpriced poaching would happen to their wallets and it would fizzle.



tanookisuit commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

I think it's baseless boasting without real proof. If they can prove they got the key then I hope Nintendo calls a locksmith and slams it shut, even if it means an internal hardware revision. It's early enough on now they'd have vastly more systems out there that aren't open to abuse it would limit the damages.



tanookisuit commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

It's actually not that big of a downer when you also look to see how many are just touch game only suck-ups which is over 1/2 and also with the home computer. That's where a lot of the American interests seem to be tied up in as it's safe and can easily pull in some cash. Nintendo on both systems was low last year too yet look at the good roll of downloadable titles and physical (mainly 3DS) they did receive. Also look at the larger picture of WHO releases stuff on the NIntendo systems, primarily it's the Japanese and this is an American conference. Very few western developers cater to the market that Nintendo seems to pull in which are people more interested in the genres the Japanese push which aren't FPS games, sports, western rpgs, MMOs and select few others.



tanookisuit commented on Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Pro...:

NFR on games just means it was a pack-in deal or that it was a demo kiosk game that is complete as partials are labeled as demo usually. This isnt 100% but covers most. I have a NFR GBA Mario Golf, its 100% normal with that on the label so it was at a retail stand somewhere before.



tanookisuit commented on Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Pro...:

@RCMADIAX Yes I did, the last credited project I did. Worked as a backup on the team, evaluated technical requirements by Nintendo for standard naming, button/icon and save procedures. I also created the secondary control setup C and D on there which is annoying it wasnt primary as the lazies at Midway were happy to leave the game with no way to strafe and fire like on ps2 and xbox, and I went around them through email to the developer and submitting a hybrid starfox64/turok inspired control scheme that allowed it to be done. Never play Defender with the defaults as its incomplete.



tanookisuit commented on Weirdness: Purchase This Nintendo Dolphin Prot...:

That doesn't look like a prototype to me it looks like a piece of development equipment. When you work on GC games back in the day you had a large box like that and the games went onto these huge plastic boxes with a handle on the end that plugged into that jack. In turn you'd take it to a maroon colored looking gamecube that would read those portable drives to play the game. I guess the theory was it would be cheaper in the long run than buying a bunch of discs, and it would be more stable and quicker.

I worked for MIdway in San Diego back throughout 2001 and through 2002 and ended up using this device as I was on the team that did Defender, plus I had helped out also with NHL Hitz 2002 and Gauntlet on the hardware on the side.



tanookisuit commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

NIntendo may be the system for exclusive experiences, but the blame also rests on third parties for jut straight up not trying and not trying to foster the same public persona that their stuff is buyable and worth it on the system.

Going by the title of the talking point, Ubisoft has demonstrated to me that I'm walking away from them. This was a must buy game for the system, and now I'm not going to buy it at all because the only way to stick it to these barstewards is not paying them for their efforts and that includes not buying it on my PS3 either. It's a two way street and if you leaving a flaming bag of turd on my doorstep then that's how you'll be treated in kind.

And as far as Nintendo goes if they don't start buying up third parties or second parties let alone bribing companies to bring the solid games to their system I can't say for certain I'd be lining up for whatever replaces the Wii U in another 4~ years. The 3DS has been a booming fun success for me but their whole Wii branded line is pissing me off both by their efforts and third parties blatant lack of intentional non-efforts.