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Tue 26th Mar 2013

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thepitt commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hard...:


Two Words one Acronym - "Home Theatre PC"

Game consoles are meant to play games and don't listen to anyone here about how "rock solid" the "lest-gen" consoles are. Do a quick search on any site, punch in "YLOD" or "RROD" and weep. I rather save the life of my PS3 Bluray Laser by using a $35.00 Bluray player then having to purchase a $300 PS3 over again. I've had a few of them die on me and now I only play games and I shut it off every 2 hours to avoid the innards of the piece of crap from turning into silicon soup. That's the last Sony console I'll ever buy. My NES and Sega CD still work and they were prime tech in their generation so don't go on about "these things are more advanced" when in reality "these things are made from crap". At least Nintendo can design a long lasting optical drive.



thepitt commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hard...:

The only franchise that would justify purchasing the Wii-U hardware would be Zelda and due to the fact the title mentioned is simply a re-textured version of a two-generation old game that really wasn't that impressive I'll pass.

If I were to purchase a Wii-U bundle it would have no come with an entirely new Zelda game, a lot more Flash then 8GB and no sorts of "redeemable code" or "already flashed" game. I'd want the box, the disc and whatever sort of manual they decide to put in the box.

Until then Luigi, Mario and Donkey Kong aren't enough motivation to justify purchasing the system due to its price at the current time.

Though, I figure I've been gaming back when the Atari 2600 came out that there's no point to be the "first" to have the game and can wait years (many if required) to purchase the "next-next-next-next-next-gen" console and games for a much discounted price when I already have so many games that I could play in the meantime.

If Nintendo wants my attention they need to stop polishing Wii game engines and releasing games based on them (or in this case a re-textured GameCube game) and start churning out some new stuff.



thepitt commented on Masahiro Sakurai Rules Out Story Sequences For...:

Great! I think the industry needs to stop with these spoilers and trailors that show off 2 to 30 minutes of game play. It does indeed ruin the experience in whole and until peoples tiny brains can understand this then they will continue to do this sort of thing (make video walkthroughs, create FAQs, etc ...) which in the end only further ruin the game play for others. Having mega gaming outlets like this one support writing guides and showing off videos only suggests to its readers that ruining a game is a good idea.

Go Nintendo!



thepitt commented on Soapbox: The 8-Bit Era Laid the Groundwork, bu...:

I don't discredit "newer" games because they are new or introduce new concepts of game play to gamers, but I do not like games that play themselves or are super easy, come with in-game guides, etc .... I find these games are the cheap crap that newer generations of gamers say about some retro games.

A lot of A+ titles don't deserve a F due to the sole lack of design. All I see are clones of clones of clones and that is also how it was back with the NES, but not as bad. You'd have one successful game and then others with no creativity would produce their own game based on others and somewhere along the line it became fine to make 100 FPS titles in a consoles lifetime and then if you speak badly about them then you're "too old" to play.

I also dislike the fact that gamers have no game. They have gamefaqs (I remember when the site launched), cheat codes, walk throughs, save points, game guides, etc ... I see no reason in even wasting your time pretending you have game to only resort to cheating.

Hey, I still love my Grandparent's board games, but don't let them catch you cheating in Monopoly or you're "out of the game".



thepitt commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the Famicom / NES:

The first time I played the NES I wasn't aware I was playing it. After a large get together and a bonfire on a family farm I stayed at the Ranchers house over the night. My buddy who I was staying with had a NES and we played Duck Hunk, but after munching down on a lot of good food and staring at the fire I was too tired to even hold the gun straight.

Some months later down in my neighbourhood I was introduced to the NES again this time with Super Mario Bros. I was actually more intrigued with the console itself and wanted one, but knew the pricetag was too much as some years back I wanted a $20 toy for Christmas and that never happened.

Well, for whatever reason my entire family (aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc ...) all chipped in and I got a brand new boxed NES that came with the light gun and the SMB/Duck Hunt cart. My next game was a hand down from someone who had the earlier NES that came with ROB. The game way Gyromite.

Other games included Super Mario Bros 2, 3, Zelda I, II, and some great shumps. Even though I had the NES I really didn't play it much unless others came over. Due to the fact I was one of the only people to have one in my age group others liked to play too, but we spent most of the time outside acting like kids in the Country. I wasn't restricted to certain hours or days that I could play; I just wanted to be outside with people more then I wanted to sit in front of the TV.

That changed with the SNES



thepitt commented on Talking Point: Pikmin 3 Shows the First Shoots...:

Sadly, hardcore gamers aren't running out to wait in 2 day lines to play Pikman. I think the game is absolutely horrid; like a Pokemon or Power Rangers game. I'm sure it goes over well with the kids, but no thanks.



thepitt commented on Feature: The History Of The Famicom:


We didn't have a set time to play the NES (as we did to watch television shows), but we didn't need one. At that point in time I wanted to be outside with people most of the time and if I didn't have a bunch of friends over to play the NES with me it was no fun. We lived in a very poor rural location and most parents couldn't afford to feed their kids two meals a day. Everyone knew everyone and it was fun. A lot of people won't even know how it is to have respect for something because they are spoiled brats. I have mad respect for the NES, my old friends and the crappy trailer I lived in.



thepitt commented on Feature: The History Of The Famicom:


Your NES (not Famicom) console should be a yellowish grey color by now. If it's not you must of sealed in a vacuum tube. At least it still actually works and you didn't have to replace it 5 times during its lifespan due to hardware failure



thepitt commented on Review: Metroid (Wii U eShop / NES):

I never did really like Metroid for the NES, but like 99.9% of the games I play I don't use FAQs, Guides, Cheats, Maps, online forums because then when I would reach the end I would just be like "y0, I just cheated my way through a game because I suck at gaming". I really enjoyed Metroid for the Gameboy (Mono). I even have an unofficial Metroid Gameboy Color Cartridge.


No, the original did not come with some lame "map" included. All of these remakes really disappoint me due to the dumbed down factor and even though they've dumbed them down to the point where its about pointless to even play them people still can't figure out what to do and cheat their way through them.



thepitt commented on Wii U RPG Soul Saga Will Turn Your GamePad Int...:

Um.... wouldn't an RPG made in another country be called something other then J-RPG, like E-RPG or U-RPG. I still don't see any difference between a turn based RPG made in the States compared to a turn based RPG made in Japan.... There's a lot of Japanese RPG titles that aren't turned based.



thepitt commented on DuckTales: Remastered To Hit the Wii U eShop i...:

The original NES game was fast paced and like the Super Mario Bros you only got so many lives and then you'd die. I'd have to say the game was harder then Super Mario Bros. (the original) for the NES as you'd have to replay each and every single level over and over again until you beat the final boss.

If they've applied the "we the new generation of gamers can't play games" to this remake, like letting you save your progress or throw in any extra stuff that makes the game easier then even though they've made it look better I have no interest in playing some dumbed down version of a classic game. If it's dumbed down then it's an insult to the original game and its developers.

If not, then count me in!



thepitt commented on The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Ninte...:

After watching The Wizard I had to have both Mario Bros. 3 and the Power Glove. Other then having to constantly battle with Velcro (my little brothers fault) I was damn well proficient with the glove in many genres and eventually sold it along with every other console and video game I own to purchase a 3DO for $800 when it came out. I think I should of kept the Power Glove.



thepitt commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:


Call it what you want not much has been changed by recent events of how customers out lash at something they don't like. I've seen some marketing strategies altered and some very restrictive proposed standards (XBONE security) become less restrictive, but trying to bully companies into submission over things people know little to nothing about is not a way to show appreciation. Taking into consideration that the change they wanted wasn't really what they wanted (they sure think it is) and a really restrictive proposal got a little less restrictive all I see is people jumping on the bandwagon (trending is what it is called this year). I guess its not a total loss as the more fuss they make the more the companies they pounce on can take advantage of their momentum. Free PR is rarely a bad thing, but this change being perceived as such is not really change; more like altering methods at little to no loss and those methods relay that illusion something has been changed, but at the end of the day the crowd of bullies didn't really get much. Heck, as long as it makes them happy and they spend their money I guess this new age smoke and daggers tactics works a charm. Let them believe they are in control and gladly take their cash.



thepitt commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:


Of course Region Locking has nothing to do with faulty hardware, but I believe that the issue [region locking] is so pointless and a bunch of crappy trending hype that real issues like having your console actually last more then a year are being looked over.

I mean, I wonder how an article about how the RROD and YLOD have effected gamers pockets and how the Wii and Wii-U barely ever fail would go over on the front page.

Piss on region locking. Why don't people bring up real valid issues instead of going along with the trend of the week?

Bah ... Bah ... Bah ... a lot of sheep.



thepitt commented on Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning...:

I avoid purchasing "digital" games, DLC, movies, etc ... like the plauge especially if the content you purchase requires an Internet connection to a particular server/service to use/view/play. If the servers/service goes down or you lose Internet connectivity you're screwed. If your content doesn't require an "always on" Internet connection then what happens years down the road when your [insert console name here] stops working and you can't get it replaced?

Nope, digital content sucks.



thepitt commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:

The author is right about one thing; barely anyone actually imports games and those that do can afford to purchase what is necessary to do so. Sure, it might help a handful of people save a few bucks on purchasing other region consoles, but at the end of the day this is another "trending" attack on Nintendo and most people are 'hating' because they "jumped on the bandwagon" (what "trending" was called some years ago).

Unless you would seriously spend more then shipping on the game itself then go "trend" elsewhere. Shipping to/from different countries using a courier that is insured, trackable and will deliver the product in less then 2 months costs a lot more then $60 USD.

For a company to change their entire distribution model is a very large task and don't expect Nintendo to go out of their way to lose a lot more money that they would make to change that right now. Remember, Nintendo needs profit to survive.

Its like Sony and Microsoft pushing really crappy hardware on people requiring hundreds of extra dollars on top of the console price regardless if you buy an extended warranty, have your console fixed or buy a new one (over and over again) due to the poor quality and the death rate of these consoles. Why doesn't anyone bother to go start a "trend" on having these companies stop ripping you off. Who cares if you've got region free gameplay when you're subjected to that never ending process of faulty hardware (a major cashcow for Sony and Microsoft)! Why do you think the consoles cost pennies on the dollar?!? They're crap in a plastic box!

I don't remember any of my Nintendo consoles dying on me and I have every one they've produced starting with the NES.



thepitt commented on Rumour: Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtua...:


No need for that. The gamers, well, people who call themselves gamers these day just cheat their way through everything they play then for some reason think they've accomplished something other then cheating... for some odd reason they think they've beaten the games they play!



thepitt commented on The North American SNES Almost Shipped With Su...:

@MadAussieBloke - Not based on sales figures and who is making games for Nintendo systems now? All pun aside; the console doesn't mean much. Sure, when I was 8 years old and didn't understand the catch phrases companies used and how they were used "blast processing" (LOL).

I bought into "my <insert console name> is better then your console". In all reality the hardware doesn't mean much when it comes to a great game and nor does the advertising money that pushes the industry to endorse a really crappy game.

I like games that I like and I still like Sonic 1, 2, 3, N&C & Sonic CD plus Super Mario World, Zelda: ALTTP, Metroid and it has nothing to do with what system they are on.

Its like these "PS3 is better then XBOX ONE" stuff you see. Maybe one system has more power then another, but that isn't going to decide which games are good or which games are not good.

If you act like a child and play the "my console is better then yours" then you're only limiting yourself to a certain console meaning you're probably going to miss out on a game that you really would like to have in your collection.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Uncertain Collectible Futur...:

I worry about my PS3 content (games, DLC, etc...) that requires a connection to PSN to actually use when the PSN servers are gone. The fact that when you cannot connect to PSN (for any reason) you can't use certain content you paid for bothers me which is why I try not to purchase anything from PSN. If this is the way the WiiU deals with game downloads or other content then I would also try avoiding purchasing it.

No one can tell the future and having the servers go down or worse in a time frame that you cannot predict is something I don't like to gamble with.

With a SNES as long as you have a power source and a display you can play your games. I believe that, if time allows, when certain servers or required services for your game/content to "work" that this content then be patched to allow it to be used without the required servers/services.

Think of Unreal Tournament III for the PC. When it first came out it required the physical disc to be in the drive at all time when you played the game. After some years this requirement was removed with a patch for the game.

I believe any responsible company selling games or content that requires a connection to a certain server/service over the Internet would allow the games/content to be accessed once those servers go down with the use of a patch.

Otherwise some smart people are going to have to setup their own servers, program their own authentication apps and then use some proxy settings to renable stuff they paid good money for. That's at least what I'd do if I paid for $1,000+ worth of stuff then got the boot.



thepitt commented on Ouya Heralds Emulation By Tweeting Image of Su...:

Last time I checked Windows 8, iOS and Android devices can run emulators along with most PC operating systems (Windows 7, Vista, XP & OSX). So if you're going to stop the sales of the Ouya over emulators then you also need to stop the sale of every "Smart Phone", "Tablet" and "PC" in existence. Hey, it would only be fair.



thepitt commented on Review: New Super Luigi U (Wii U):


I understand. Most gamers want the games to play themselves for them. Investing time and energy requiring the use of grey matter is a very difficult thing to do these days. With all of these guides, faqs, videos and instant help from stangers "gamers" these days barely ever beat a game themselves (if ever) and must resort to petty cheating.

It's okay, us older folk understand!



thepitt commented on Review: New Super Luigi U (Wii U):

Nintendo didn't conform to the lazy dumbed down gaming standards of this generation and actually made a game more difficult! Blasphemy! Don't they know kids these days have poor gaming skills and the rest of us must suffer so they can make money off of the same goofs who no longer get Grades in school because it might hurt their feelings that someone else did better.



thepitt commented on Pachter Predicts Wii U Price Cut, Feels Ninten...:

Good! Consoles are way too expensive today. I usually wait 2-3 years after the initial release to buy a console, but if the price is right I might invest sooner especially due to the fact that Nintendo's consoles have a very low failure rate compared to the Sony and Microsoft consoles. I've only had ONE Nintendo console ever die on me and that is because my house got struck by lightening!



thepitt commented on Evidence of a Functional 3DS Flashcard Emerges:

Most people who purchase these types of things do so with the intent of downloading and playing copies of games they do not own. There is no way around that fact. Besides, this device can't even run homebrew so that argument goes right out the window.

I am planning on purchasing a 3DS XL along with NMB2, DKC and the new Link to the Past and I rather have the original boxes, artwork and instruction manuals (or what is left of what used to be called instruction manuals) then a bunch of MicroSD cards.

As for Nintendo stopping the sale of flashcards they haven't been able to do so with the Nintendo DS/DSi or stop the sale or spread of information on how to pirate Wii games. I highly doubt they can stop 3DS flashcards either.



thepitt commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Virtual Boy:

Well, this is not a good console for people who get motion sickness which is said to be a precursor to a seizure. Plus, whomever said this thing is/was portable was smoking something.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: Wii U vs Xbox One - Online Requ...:

"So, what do we know so far?"
"pre-reveal rumours"

That's enough said about the starting quotes from this article.

As per consoles or any device that requires an Internet connection some companies might want to remember not all of the entire gaming population nor world population has access to the Internet.



thepitt commented on Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Preve...:

Hey, at least they took care of the problem instead of pushing bugged-to-crap games out of the door to meet deadlines and to please investors only to contribute to this nonsense where people "expect bugs" in games. If I buy a bugged game I will want my money back - good thing I don't buy games until long after their release. Sadly, I do this because lots of newer games are full of bugs which was an implausible possibly some 10-20 years ago.

First its faulty hardware right off the factory assembly line and now it's games that don't work! The worse part is people are accepting this and it's becoming normal. How stupid are you people?!?

I'm currently programming a game and you know what - It'll be done when "it's done".



thepitt commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the 3DS:

I've been watching this little system since its incarnation and though I'm not too thrilled about the "3D" aspect (it gives me motion sickness which is a precursor to a seizure), the New Mario Bros 2 and Donkey Kong Country games look fantastic. It wasn't until I saw videos of a new Zelda - Link to the Past (one of my favourite SNES games - I stayed up night/day and went to Middle School at the same time until I beat it) that I actually started getting interested in the console.

With Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda I think my wait has paid off as I can now get a 3DS XL for less then the price of the original 3DS. It does pay to wait to buy these thing you know



thepitt commented on Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox On...:

Consumers aren't that smart and all the negative PR would of course boost sales from companies whom could take advantage. I could imagine the outlash from media outlets that work closely with Nintendo did indeed help a lot.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


I can tell the difference between 1080p and 720p just fine thank you and more system RAM, CPU speed, etc ... makes the PS4 and XBOX One much more powerful consoles then the Wii-U by a longshot. The overall architecture surpasses the Wii-U by years based on technology. So don't kid yourself. There's also a big difference between 1080p and 4k [HDTV].

With that in mind Nintendo has never been worried about the specifications battle since 16-bit was a "catch phrase". After that they focused on creating innovative hardware with a major focus on creating games that are entertaining for all ages.

I can say that Nintendo has always been able to produce games that will suite hardcore gamers and lifelong Nintendo fans while still reaching out to young kids (new blood) and recently the casual gaming market when they lucked out with the Wii's motion controller.

You see that even though the PS4 and XBOX One are far superior to the Wii-U in terms of specifications they [Microsoft & Sony] have always fell short on producing a gaming experience that only Nintendo (and none of their third parties) can produce.

Either way, I don't care what console I have to purchase to play a game I like. If the XBOX One gets a great game made for it that I can invest much time into then purchasing the console will be justified. I own almost every video game console that was ever released in the USA (excluding the XBOX 360, Wii-U and 3DS), but I have only a handful of games per each system. I like to play games and its not the consoles fault no matter how powerful it is or isn't if it has any good games for it or not.



thepitt commented on Microsoft: If You're Backwards Compatible, You...:

What about people whom do not have the Internet, might lose it or don't have access 24/7 to install, activate and check games? Companies assume gamers all have access to the Internet when a rather larger percentage of at least American households do not. I don't want a video game console that depends on "being online" for any reason.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


It's very unsocial to sit in front of a computer no matter how you justify it. "Social Media", etc ... is another catch phrase. Pick up the phone (which was considered anti-social at one point in history) or visit someone face-to-face. That's social interaction. Typing as we are now is barely considered social, but is a "norm" for now, but will pass. I find it hilarious that people like myself whom won't touch facebook or the such are somehow anti-social... Back when I was growing up I was considered antisocial because I rather play Mario Bros in the Arcade or have conversations using computers before the Internet was around then go run around throwing a ball into some basket over and over again.


I saw Nintendo make its mark in American History, the rise of computers and was around to see the Internet go public. Trust me, back then you did not want to be the "nerd" in some small backwater town.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


Nintendo has always done just "fine" because of their talent at designing games or knowing talent when they see it. I don't care how great a game looks or if it's on a 4k HDTV if the game isn't any fun. Games are supposed to be fun, am I mistaken? Plus, a gaming console isn't a social media "hub" or living room "control center". If you want one of those build yourself or buy (if you're lame) a HTPC. You can't replace one of those with some "all-in-one-wanto-be-gaming-system". "Social Media" is a fad and will pass. What has stayed through from the late 1800's and from now is Nintendo's ability to produce great games.

I actually plan to support Nintendo with purchasing a 3DS when the new "Link to the Past" game is released. I want to have fun playing games.


Just because millions of people purchased more copies of "Halo" then mostly any other game doesn't make it "fun" or a "good game". It's a pathetic FPS (as its on a console) and is far from fun. My point is just because millions of people buy a game doesn't make it any good. I don't look at sales figures when deciding if a game is good or not. Most of the time the "majority" has no clue on what makes a good game.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


Well, I don't own any Android or IOS devices so my exposure to the offerings of "Casual Games" has been somewhat limited, but that's not to say I don't have family or friends who let me try out lots of them and frankly if there are diamonds in the ruff they weren't playing them and I couldn't find any. I just don't like "causal gamers" because the definition of a casual game has nothing to do with a traditional game or gaming system. Plus, I was bullied, beat up and harassed most of my childhood because of my lack of "casual gaming" (sports) when I rather spend my time programming, drawing or doing something with a video game system or computer. Now these same people whom spent years beating me up plus the "authorities" whom turned the other way are all now staring into these I-crap devices more then they talk to their date or family during a meal. So I have some personal problems with these types of "gamers" because they are all hypocrites.

With that said, what game(s) would you recommend that would keep a very oldskool (Atari, NES, 8088) gamer happy on those overpriced pieces of crap they call phones?



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


Have you played a "casual" game yet? I have. They are stuff that should be featured on a show called "What is NOT a game". Casual games are for the general masses and not gamers. Yes, some of them might start to wander across the line and discover the magic real games can produce, but get real. Most of these casual gamers will never cross that line and if Nintendo starts to embrace this rather small market (per capitol) then they are reverting backwards. Let the baby boomers and the people who shunned technology and they people who didn't (Atari, NES, 80286) keep their I-this and that games. I surely do not want them around a real game or a real gaming console. Aren't there enough people who don't get gaming already present in this higher circle (remember the Super Metroid stuff, anyone)?



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


Do not kid yourself. The PS4 and XBOX1 are power horses, but not so much compared to a $500 x86/64 PC. Even with all of that power it comes down to the games. I shun the rest of the "features" due to not being related to "games". I buy a game console to play games and that is about it. Nintendo has a really good grounding on how to make fun and enjoyable games with much replay value, but can also throw out enough total flukes as the rest of the companies do. The next-next-gen consoles are much powerful then the Wii and will be able to pump out all sorts of eyecandy, but if eyecandy is all that you're after then, well, you need to do some serious thinking about being a gamer.



thepitt commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:


At that point in time Sony was showing the PS4 powered by machines built around the target specifications thus they had no console to show. The specifications are irrelevant due to the ever changing faces and dropped features of consoles Sony produces. It's as pointless to discuss the "final" specifications or design of the consoles itself as it is to argue about unconfirmed rumors months before anything is drawn in sand by these console makers.