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theBluntKnight

theBluntKnight

kaizokuou ni orewa naru!!!!!!!!!!!!

Australia

The blunt knight isn't the otaku this city deserves, he is the otaku this city needs right now.

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#1

theBluntKnight commented on UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro ...:

The controller is a love letter to people who played the game in arcades first. It would be like a street fighter game being bundled with an arcade stick. And I would get the bundle with the controller, amiibo card and game if it is released in the land down under. I'm not gonna pay extra to have a copy imported from UK.

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#2

theBluntKnight commented on Feature: Exciting Wii U and 3DS Games to Play ...:

Don't forget shin megami tensei X fire emblem is slated for 2016 release. It will probably arrive at a convenient time between big releases. It looks like it will be one of those games that gets released too late in the system's life but gets appreciated by collectors later on.

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#3

theBluntKnight commented on Feature: Exciting Wii U and 3DS Games to Play ...:

Ya see this is why Nintendo really needs to consolidate portable console and home console into a unified platform. For both 3DS and WiiU there are a lot of games coming out but not everybody has both and wii U owners in particular must be feeling the rough end of the stick due to third parties having abandoned it for the most part. But if the 3DS owners were able to enjoy games like Mario Kart 8 and Wii U owners were able to play games like Stella Glow on there then game droughts would be less of an issue.

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#4

theBluntKnight commented on Eiji Aonuma's First Game Recieves A Fresh Engl...:

Having watched the video I wouldn't be surprised if the creator of One Piece Eichiro Oda played this game when it came out. There are some similarities to the premise of one Piece like it being named after a great treasure left behind by a legendary pirate and with the protagonist being a kid wearing a similar looking hat who advances by making friends/allies by helping people out. This game was released two years before one Piece began in Japan so it's not impossible that it could have been a small influence.

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#5

theBluntKnight commented on Eiji Aonuma's First Game Recieves A Fresh Engl...:

This is great news. And thanks to Nintendolifes recommendation I will totally go and hunt down a retron 5 and a physical copy of this particular super famicom game and apply the patch in a 100% legal way rather than just download an emulator and rom because that is 100% illegal, free and so much more convenient which is precisely why I will only go about in the legal way

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#6

theBluntKnight commented on Why Your Fighter Lost the Smash Bros. Fighter ...:

Hahaha I guess it's Bae-onetta for Alex. And good for him and everyone else who voted for Bayonetta. I'm sure the dejected Goku voters would have liked a detailed explanation why the much loved Dragon Ball character couldn't be a smash bros character Even though there have never been characters added to smash that weren't primarily video game characters.
And I imagine the rights to use a character around the world could be complicated by existing deals with different companies in various countries outside of Japan. Compared to getting the rights from Platinum Games who are already Nintendo's homies.

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#7

theBluntKnight commented on Why Your Fighter Lost the Smash Bros. Fighter ...:

Hahaha I guess it's Bae-onetta for Alex. And good for him and everyone else who voted for Bayonetta. I'm sure the dejected Goku voters would have liked a detailed explanation why the much loved Dragon Ball character couldn't be a smash bros character Even though there have never been characters added to smash that weren't primarily video game characters.
And I imagine the rights to use a character around the world could be complicated by existing deals with different companies in various countries outside of Japan. Compared to getting the rights from Platinum Games who are already Nintendo's homies.

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#9

theBluntKnight commented on Rumour: Data Miners Leak Some of the Informati...:

So it's still up in the air as to whether Cloud is the player's choice ballot character or if it's a yet to be revealed character. It would be smart of NIntendo to save an update for as yet unannounced characters for after the the direct. They'd be well aware of data miners by now so taking a simple precaution like that to prevent spoilers would seem logical to me.

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#10

theBluntKnight commented on Fascinating Patent Shows Nintendo Portable Uti...:

I get it now, I think I know why Nintendo has patented so many ideas in such a short amount of time. It's a double layered to protect their ideas for NX. First of all they're making use of the patent system to protect what they've conceived but on top of that they've patented several things and as many have already said they can't incorporate all of this into NX, and I'm starting to think that is the point. These days competitors like Sony, M$ and Apple can work around patented ideas once they know what the hook is that appeals or may appeal. Just look at the wii, once M$ and sony were forced to accept that motion controls were a big selling they decided to introduce their own spin on motion controls. However playstation move and kinect used camera based systems to achieve motion sensing game controls because Nintendo had already patented their controller so sony and microsoft couldn't just copy and paste the idea as they have with other controller ideas that NIntendo introduced that have now become standard (shoulder buttons, analogue thumbstick, rumble feedback, diamond layout for face buttons, etc.) It is worth noting that apple have also introduced a new controller for their apple TV platform that bears a striking resemblance to the wii remote in both appearance and function.

So with these patents that have been observed and discussed I reckon it's either a jigsaw puzzle that only Nintendo knows how it will fit together to form a cohesive concept or it is a case of shell game where one or maybe two of these patents is actually representative of what will make NX unique and possibly a hit with the market while the rest are just decoys.

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#11

theBluntKnight commented on Fascinating Patent Shows Nintendo Portable Uti...:

I get it now, I think I know why Nintendo has patented so many ideas in such a short amount of time. It's a double layered to protect their ideas for NX. First of all they're making use of the patent system to protect what they've conceived but on top of that they've patented several things and as many have already said they can't incorporate all of this into NX, and I'm starting to think that is the point. These days competitors like Sony, M$ and Apple can work around patented ideas once they know what the hook is that appeals or may appeal. Just look at the wii, once M$ and sony were forced to accept that motion controls were a big selling they decided to introduce their own spin on motion controls. However playstation move and kinect used camera based systems to achieve motion sensing game controls because Nintendo had already patented their controller so sony and microsoft couldn't just copy and paste the idea as they have with other controller ideas that NIntendo introduced that have now become standard (shoulder buttons, analogue thumbstick, rumble feedback, diamond layout for face buttons, etc.) It is worth noting that apple have also introduced a new controller for their apple TV platform that bears a striking resemblance to the wii remote in both appearance and function.

So with these patents that have been observed and discussed I reckon it's either a jigsaw puzzle that only Nintendo knows how it will fit together to form a cohesive concept or it is a case of shell game where one or maybe two of these patents is actually representative of what will make NX unique and possibly a hit with the market while the rest are just decoys.

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#12

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Nintendo is Right to Move On Fr...:

It's very sad how the wii brand has fallen out of favour with consumers at large. It started out so well and between 2006 and 2009 it was golden. I think I know why 2009 was a turning point. But I am curious to see what NIntendo show at E3 next year, it will show what they've taken away from their experiences with the wii U/3DS era. I want to see portable and home based game playing devices to be part of a shared platform. I want to see Nintendo win back third party support on their own terms (unlike sony and m$)

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#13

theBluntKnight commented on Random: Take a Look at This Unofficial Version...:

Yeah I've got a copy of MK7 and while I appreciate it for what it is it can't hold a candle to MK8. So I am more than happy that MK8 got all the DLC because I play the hell out of that game, MK7 not so much but it is nice to have a good mario kart game for when I'm on the go and have time to play a game or two.

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#14

theBluntKnight commented on Feature: A Night at The Game Awards:

yahaha I always find awards shows a bit tedious to watch on tv even the oscars and the grammys I find tiresome to watch in their entirety so I appreciate a concise round up of the academy awards of video games so that I don't have to fast forward while watching it to get to the good bits. and well done to Nintendo for winning the awards they did during what appears to have been a tough transitional period.

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#15

theBluntKnight commented on Xenoblade Director on What's Next for the Seri...:

Xenoblade does seem set to become a major global franchise for Nintendo. Ninty have really got behind this game and have marketed it quite a lot and it looks like that investment is paying off. I imagine Monolith would be up there with Retro Studios as one of Nintendo's most expensive studios to run and maintain but as long as they put out amazing games that sell well enough then they'll have earned their keep.

I still find it incredible that the reason why this game is only on wii U is because a group of square soft employees many of whom worked on xenogears were unhappy with how Square was so FF focused that the games that they were passionate about were put on the back burner. And lets not forget that because Nintendo under Iwata-san's leadership were able to reconnect with Bandai Namco and re-establish positive relations, which led to them offering Monolith to Nintendo when they needed to divest themselves of that studio. It's as if Nintendo has a little piece of squaresoft for themselves.

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#16

theBluntKnight commented on Intriguing Nintendo Patent Points to 'Suppleme...:

Even though Nintendo has been extremely tightlipped and would never comment on this patent, I just have this feeling looking at the diagrams that THIS is what NX will be, or at least a rough outline that is vague enough to not give away too much detail should a competitor catch wind of it but specific enough to make it harder for Micro$ony to "borrow" the idea should it prove to be a hit with consumers.

That supplemental computing device tho WTF is it? Is it NX portable or maybe a PC. A PC could be a cheap way for NIntendo to boost graphics performance but they're really vulnerable when connected to the internet and would be an easy in for hardware hackers and modders.

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#17

theBluntKnight commented on Video: Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Acti...:

I think that the way that free to start will really shine for me is when I have an assortment of F2S games on various platforms that I can cycle between while I wait for content to regen on each platform. I'll put real money into a game that is fun but also fair. There's no way I'm going to want to spend more than the cost of a regular game in micro transactions. I'd rather just maximise the amount of free content I can get out of them and pay for micro transactions for the very few times that it feels fair and justified.

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#18

theBluntKnight commented on Digital Foundry Gives Xenoblade Chronicles X a...:

It's fair enough that Monolith had to make some compromises due to wii U not being a state of the art PC but it looks like the sacrifices they had to make result in a more enjoyable game compared to one that was overly focussed on graphics and realism. It's all well and nice to complain about hardware power and tech specs but even the most powerful hardware available has limitations. With creativity and resourcefulness a studio can work around these limitations to create a game that is fun to play first and foremost.

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#20

theBluntKnight commented on Video: Santa Is Ready For Insane Levels Of Mon...:

It's good to see Okamoto-san back on the winners list after Flagship collapsed under the weight of massive debt. For someone who played a significant role in the development of Street Fighter Zero 3 he deserved better than to run a start up into the ground.

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#23

theBluntKnight commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

Ah who could forget EA's hollow wii U promises. What a scumbag company they are. They made a business decision when they realized that their strategy of releasing lazy ports (for the most part) on wii U wasn't the road to easy riches they had hoped it would be. That's fine, there aren't that many EA games that I really care about and the few that I do enjoy playing I can get pirated versions for on PS3 or PC - as that is just a business decision of my own but it is also my justice. Not that EA will notice there are enough PS4 owners buying their annualised games to keep EA and their share holders living in the lap of luxury for years to come so nobody loses and everyone wins.

And just for the record I do think NX can do just fine without EA and their crap. As long as they can win back the support of their Japanese banner men. The support of companies like Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koei and Capcom could give NX the kind of diverse software library that the 3DS currently enjoys which the wii U can only dream of.

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#24

theBluntKnight commented on The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processin...:

yahahahah this article plus the comments reminded me of the 16 bit era and it's console wars. I remember being blown away by the megadrive's arcade quality graphics and pestering my parents to get me one which they refused. And then a year later the SNES hit the scene and the graphics in games like super mario world and all the other great launch titles really knocked my socks off and the megadrive seemed pale by comparison. And so it was that when sega loyalists claimed megadrive to be the best because it had blast processing and could do fast games like Sonic which SNES couldn't (according to them) I was one of the kids who refuted that SNES was better as it had better graphics with more colour and it had mode 7 capabilities. Needless to say those arguments did get very heated at times. At the time I just couldn't understand how anybody could think megadrive was better because at the time I didn't realise that people chose sides for many reasons primarily out of personal preference but also due to economic reasons - because those 16 bit consoles plus games and accessories were so expensive in the early nineties the only kids who could have both were the really, really rich kids. everyone else had to make do with what they had or could get and so as not to feel like they're missing out it was simply easier to trash what they couldn't have so that they could claim what they had was superior. As a grown up who can buy as many consoles and games as he wants it all seems so silly now but kids were very serious about the sides that they chose. It wasn't until high school when the focus shifted to fitting in and chasing after chicks that we all forgot about console wars.

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#25

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More ...:

well I'm happy for Nintendo and their recent court wins. However I'll still continue to pirate playstation games because paying for them and Nintendo games would stretch my budget too far but if I pay for Nintendo games and pirate playstation games then my wallet wont break. Also it feels nicer to not financially reward the bannermen who betrayed Nintnedo by taking their games to PS1 over N64 which allowed Sony to leverage what made the SNES successful and use it against Nintendo - as a lifelong Nintendo fan I feel these actions are justified even if they're not exactly legal.

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#26

theBluntKnight commented on Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnappe...:

I'll bet it's Konami they've had their shady work practices revealed and they've seemed to have a pretty frosty relationship with Nintendo over the last few years. zero wii U games made by them and hardly any 3DS games. Capcom and Sega still have a warm enough relationship with NIntendo to release games on 3DS which has been a successful console.

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#27

theBluntKnight commented on Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnappe...:

I'll bet it's Konami they've had their shady work practices revealed and they've seemed to have a pretty frosty relationship with Nintendo over the last few years. zero wii U games made by them and hardly any 3DS games. Capcom and Sega still have a warm enough relationship with NIntendo to release games on 3DS which has been a successful console.

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#30

theBluntKnight commented on Super Smash Bros. Fan Provides a Suprisingly D...:

I doubt Sakurai san would have read that and thought "holy smokes, I need to seriously consider each and every point written down here !!!" - He's just about done with Sm4sh bros, he's been working on that game since the wii U launched and any notion that he's going to direct the next installment of smash bros is far from guaranteed.

Never the less we can count out the modding scene to consider implementing some of these suggestions in a future fan mod of smash bros for wii U.

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#31

theBluntKnight commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in N...:

I've often wondered why Nintendo can't just do just one english release that covers US, UK and Aus/NZ? I understand that american english isn't the same as English english but who here would be terribly offended if they just used the american english version if it meant getting the game at the same time as the other english speaking regions? I know I wouldn't mind given that american english is so pervasive in pop culture anyway. I'm not saying give Nintendo's UK and Australian subsidiaries the axe but if they don't have to translate then they can focus their resources on marketing and distribution and leave the other translations to the other european branches that do actually speak languages other than english.

If NX turns out to be the portable console X home console all in wonder that many hope it will be then I hope that Nintendo will also extend that unified approach to things like putting an end to region locking, better social media integration into miiverse, and more cohesion between regional branches. It's not much use to have people in one territory hyping up a game to people in another territory when they're unable to play it.

It just seems strange to me how some high profile games get cohesive release dates like smash bros and Mario Kart 8 did. while lower profile games like Yoshi's woolly world and Kirby and the rainbow curse get these arbitrarily staggered release dates

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#32

theBluntKnight commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch ...:

It's gotten lukewarm reviews and I guess Nintendo don't see much potential in chibi robo for future games to give zip-lash the sort of backing that Splatoon got. It's sad but as much as I'd like to get the amiibo bundle I might just hold off in the hope I can get it cheap at an EB sale sometime soon.

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#34

theBluntKnight commented on Super Mario Maker Developers Share Details on ...:

I also wish the amiibo costumes gave some sort of attack when you press B. It just seems strange that there are all these characters that can be scanned in, many of which are already carrying a weapon just by virtue of their design and yet that weapon is just there for show as it can not be used to ward off the many enemies that people put into the courses they design. Seems like something that would be perfect to throw into the next update.

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#35

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Is Making Female Characters Cover Up ...:

I don't mind them aging up the female characters a bit but making them cover up is completely unacceptable. The human form can be beautiful and NoA should trust their audience to be able to appreciate the human form without it being overly distracting. As for project zero they should have kept the wildly inappropriate, unlockable, sexy lingerie in the western release as well as the zero suit samus and zelda cosplay. We in the west demand titillation and equality !!!!

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#36

theBluntKnight commented on Rumour: Retro Is Working On A Game It Pitched ...:

haters often complain that Nintendo doesn't come up with enough new IP (they do come up with new IP each generation) so a new IP from Retro would seem well timed especially if it is planned for release on NX.

As an aside, that line in the article that Retro is one of Nintendo's priciest studios to maintain brought into clear focus for me that Retro has done a great job at filling the role that Rare used to play. In fact I would dare to say that Nintendo got the better end of the deal that saw Rare become a first party developer for microsoft. With the money they made selling off their stake in Rare Ninty has set up a great studio that has put out great games while MS spent hundreds of millions on the name Rare and it's IP. The talented people who made the games that gave Rare the clout that it once had have long since left, even the stamper bros who founded Rare have walked away.

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#38

theBluntKnight commented on This Is How Nintendo's First Smartphone Game M...:

Somehow I expected it to be something with heaps of micro transactions. Still seems kinda strange to offer an app where mii's created by people on their smart devices have conversations that reveal personal info that people might not talk about.

Although if it's free then at least there's not much to lose financially. And if it's an app that lets people get things off their chest without having to actually talk about it that could be kinda useful in some situations like if a mii that I created was able to say "hey Roni, I kinda feel bad that when I qualified for the champions league under your sister's banner I was inadequately prepared and had a shameful champions league campaign that was below my standards. And it was nearly enough to besmirch the stellar league campaign that got me in the champions league in the first place "

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#42

theBluntKnight commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

Im just glad that the coming together of home and portable console will be more than just a portable device that has an HDMI port - which would be a mess of compromises.

A separate portable console that is part of the NX platform that can work as a controller sounds pretty flippin cool. I'm starting to picture the NX portable as being something that can easily fit into a pocket like a smart phone except that I'm picturing it as having buttons and sticks set into the touchscreen as per the sharp free form screens. a sleek, slim, touch screen form factor would be cool as it could support silicone covers/cases that could all manner of prong handles to make it feel like a "normal controller".

I kinda agree with reviewtech ossan's assertion that NX home version if it is being spec'd in the PS4/xbone league of hardware specs would be better served by being released in 2016 rather than '17. They might as well not leave it too late in this current generation to launch hardware that directly takes aim at their rivals. All indications suggest microsony wont drag this generation out the way they did their seventh gen consoles thus if NIntendo waits too long it could be deja vu where they release similar spec hardware at a point when their rivals are hyping up their next generation hardware. Still way too early to accurately guess how this will all play out.

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#43

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Increases Investment in Niantic, Deve...:

well at the very least nobody can say that NIntendo's venture into mobile games is half assed. I mean they've entered into development partnerships with companies that have strong credentials in the mobile games market. Ninty have even bought a stake in these companies.

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#44

theBluntKnight commented on ​Super Nintendo Classic Chrono Trigger Gets ...:

Back in the early ninties it's debatable how well the super NES CD would have done given that the extra expense would have given CD quality audio and some FMV cutscenes. For load times that aren't horrendous it would have needed a 4 speed CD drive and some decent ram would have been needed but that would have been really pricey for a home console peripheral back in the nineties.

Having said all that better audio does make for a richer experience and I would love to see square enix do a rerelease that gives this sort of enhanced experience. No need to 3D up the graphics unless it would have the 2D pixel art on the bottom screen like DQ XI on 3DS.

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#45

theBluntKnight commented on Interview: Saber Rider Team On Making A Decade...:

If this game comes out on 3DS and it's good I'll definitely get it. I only learned about the show a couple of years ago thanks to YT but it's the kind of show I would have loved as a kid during the golden age of saturday morning cartoons.

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#48

theBluntKnight commented on Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s M...:

Nah Miyamoto is just too polite to confirm that Peach gave birth to bowser Jr. I've read enough exotic comics to know how that song goes. I think the real question is, is peach also the mother of the koopalings?

I know it's kinda dark for something as light hearted as SMB but in the first SMB Bowser had Peach in his clutches long enough to be doing hentai things to her. For all we know she may have laid a clutch of eggs before Mario could save her. And assuming the first 3 mario games are in chronological order and are part of a continuous timeline then during the events of SM2 the koopalings could have been raised by Bowser taking time off to do the single dad thing and once he was happy with their tyranting skills he gave them castles to rule in different areas to keep Mario busy and to give him more quality time with Peach each time he kidnaps her.

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#49

theBluntKnight commented on Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Ha...:

"He also goes on to state that the figure will be manufactured in the same factory that produces figures for Disney Infinity - a direct competitor of the amiibo range."

As if that concerns Nintendo. Nintendo just seem to care that quality is maintained to make sure their amiibo brand isn't tarnished by a substandard product. Yacht club have to pay the manufacturer so it's only fair that they select the manufacturer that suits their needs/budget.

All the same It's interesting that an Indie dev became the first to license amiibo tech. Perhaps if Nintendo's banner men hadn't betrayed them during the playstation era there would be amiibo based on square, capcom or konami franchises being the first third party amiibo. Ah well.