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TheRealThanos

American/Dutch halfblood

Male, 44,

Nothing wrong with your eyes: I'm a 44yo gaming dinosaur. Started gaming at 5yo (Atari2600). Used to play NES/SNES at a cousins', but never owned any. Had an Amiga500 & GBC, after that my 1st console: N64. Besides Dreamcast & Xbox360 I own most Nintendo systems, because of the 'Nintendo difference'.

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#1

TheRealThanos commented on Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hooks...:

@WaLzgi The tested one IS the theory:

  • A theory has been extensively tested and is generally accepted, while a hypothesis is a speculative guess that has yet to be tested.

@evosteevo Yeah, that was actually quite a good Game Theory and some of it really made sense.
@Hamguar Hey man, no need to get so worked up about it. It's just a bit of harmless fun and speculation, the guy that makes these videos isn't a real scientist at all. Maybe a smart student but no more than that. He just does this for fun and to maybe entertain some of us. And after all, it's only a theory: a GAME Theory... ;)

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#2

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

@Shambo A better name... Zombi Tu? (In French that would even be a slightly funny referral to the first game, because of "tu" meaning "you" aka "u")
@jenkje Don't get your hopes up. A game like Zombi U would take a lot more time to make and the title they supposedly have lying around, waiting for Wii U's numbers to improve, will more than likely be another one of their dance or rabbid games...

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#3

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

@themac2001 Sorry if I'm misreading you but are you taking offense at an observation not directed at you (and one that wasn't meant to insult in the first place)?
But if we are going to get technical and nitpicky: I played all the Sonic games and whatever famous retro game on whatever console you can think of, live at the time they were released, not many years later. Yes, I'm that old. And Guile's Sonic Boom was there well before the Sonic song; 2 years to be exact... ;)

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#4

TheRealThanos commented on Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hooks...:

@WaLzgi That depends on your point of view. If we go by what the GT guy himself proposes, then theory is right since he uses real life science and physics that have been proven, to apply them to events happening in video games.
For anyone interested, here are the differences between theory and hypothesis:
(and just to be clear: there are some common denominators, but I tend to lean more towards theory, although not because he named his channel as such. It's just my opinion)

While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably in everyday use, the difference between a theory and a hypothesis is important when studying experimental design. Some important distinctions to note include:

  • A theory predicts events in general terms, while a hypothesis makes a specific prediction about a specified set of circumstances.
  • A theory has been extensively tested and is generally accepted, while a hypothesis is a speculative guess that has yet to be tested.
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#5

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

@ThomasBW84 what's with the Bono reference? I'm afraid my powers of deduction weren't able to figure that out this late at night. (2:26 am here)
EDIT: sorry for not reading all the comments, the answer was already in there and it was actually pretty obvious. Damn, I feel dumb now... ;)
@JaxonH I firmly believe that as far as Mass Effect is concerned it was not so much the price and/or late release in and of itself, but more the fact that pretty much simultaneously a trilogy of the games was released on other platforms for nearly the same price or maybe even less.
Other than that, I agree with you on people not supporting/buying enough third party games, or they do only after they've reached the bargain bin stage...

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#6

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

@BearClaus Besides the obvious jab at the title of the new Sonic game itself, it's probably also referring to this:

The original game is from 1991, so that is why I made that comment.
There is a current version, though. As you may well know, and the same sound is still in there, albeit modernized:

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#8

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

@PlywoodStick Interesting articles and always funny to see the "experts" in the comments below the article. Also, that's an interesting point you made. I agree that it might be exactly that, especially with the rumored pressure put on the team to rush the game to coincide it being published alongside the new TV show, which would at the very least partially account for the bugs, the mixed bag of graphics and so on.
@SuperMalleo No offense intended, but I honestly have to wonder if you know what the pun in that tagline is based on...
Considering your age I wouldn't blame you if you didn't, though.

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#9

TheRealThanos commented on Video: New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows...:

"Looks like a modest upscale from the Wii version"

Well, as far as I'm concerned it's either a VERY modest update or you should just leave out "modest upscale from the" altogether, because it looks like a Wii game. This needs a LOT of improvement on the graphical side for it to be seen as a full blown Wii U game. There's nothing HD and pretty about this trailer and the environments are very sparse.
At first glance I thought I was looking at the 3DS trailer...

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#11

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

@AVahne Yep, from what I've heard back then, CryEngine 3 was running like a charm on Wii U with some pretty advanced effects switched on and no frame rate issues in sight. Oh, well...
Worst thing about this though, is that this game will once again support all the naysayers that claim that the Wii U is the little engine that can't and will help to further cement it's bad rep with third party developers.

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#12

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

Ouch, that's a harsh review, but I can't say that I disagree. And I'm also VERY disappointed by the graphics: the CryEngine could have done so much more for this game. The floor textures look like they were ripped from a GameCube/PS2 game, and there are WAY too many octagonal shapes that should have been perfectly rounded: with the capabilities of both the game engine and the Wii U itself that should have easily been possible. There's no excuse whatsoever for what this game displays in that department, first time developer on this franchise or not.
They're experienced programmers and they had some powerful tools at their disposal so they could and should have done more. Their excuse will probably be that these shapes are the art style that they were going for. This will be an instant fail what with all the flaws that it is now already showing. Bargain bin material at the very least, if they're lucky. Somebody somewhere along this process should probably have pressed a Big Red Button to stop this game from ever being published in the first place...
@Nintenjoe64 The adventure games were enjoyed by quite a few people and were largely considered good and successful games by most media/sites that reviewed them at the time. They were definitely not just deemed good in retrospect of everything that has come out since, they've stood out on their own strengths. And the Sonic character and it's franchise could still have some entertainment value, the racing games showed at least that much. Now if they could only do the same for a Sonic platformer...
@maneauleau Pacman would indeed be a much safer bet from what I've seen. Although depending on what age they are, kids can be somewhat more forgiving towards games sometimes, so maybe go for Pacman now and buy this Sonic game when it goes down in price.

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#13

TheRealThanos commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

@Grumblevolcano #43 And how is that a problem? It doesn't need to play GameCube games, it needs to play Smash Bros Wii U. GameCube games are a long way from being supported on Wii U, people holding out for a virtual console surprise along these lines probably shouldn't hold their breath...
@sleepinglion Does that adapter also completely register the GameCube controller's analog shoulder buttons? Or are they only usable as pro controller shoulder buttons?

ON TOPIC:
I wouldn't be surprised at all if new batches of this adapter would appear exclusively in Nintendo's Star Catalog for at least 7000 stars so no one would be able to get one any time soon...

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#16

TheRealThanos commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

@Morph Probably not much by itself, but I can understand if people have been using GameCube controllers ever since the second Smash Bros game, that they are either used to that or prefer that control method. The fact that Nintendo acknowledges that by making a piece of kit for people to be able to do so, shows that the concept definitely has some merit.

As for me personally, I do like the pro controller(s) but I also still prefer the GameCube controller over all other Nintendo controllers, regardless of whatever game I play.

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#17

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Origina...:

@JellySplat Yeah, I was wondering about that. Comments I've seen from you in the past certainly were more lighthearted. And don't worry about working through your moods. I suspect you have quite a few years ahead of you to make something of that. But no offense taken, though; I'm still relaxed... ;)
(must be my Californian heritage)

Thanks for this, a pleasant surprise indeed. (because somewhere in the back of my mind I was still expecting another stiff reply)
I always hope to inspire or at the very least show others that, even on the internet, where it's so easy to anonymously stomp people into the ground (even if in real life you wouldn't be able to put a dent in a soap bubble) it is possible to make your point without refraining to certain language. I saw some other guy (calls himself Sadodi) get banned because of that a day ago in the "I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime" article. Apparently he wasn't able to constrain himself. Seems totally useless to me since you win nothing...

Anyway, I'm sure I'll see you around here again since we both like gaming and specifically the stuff that Nintendo brings to the table, so until then. (tips hat)

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#18

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Origina...:

@JellySplat Negative impression of you? Nah, you'd need to do way more than this to achieve that, but you do seem to be a bit too acidic/sarcastic for someone your age. At my age you tend to get a lot more relaxed about things, which you may have noticed from my earlier comments and probably will notice when you yourself will get to that point.

I wouldn't be able to comment on many other Teens react videos, as I've only seen the few posted here and they were okay and mildly entertaining to me, but maybe you have a point there, I don't know.

As for the whole peer argument: I didn't mean to imply that you're equally "idiotic" or whatever as these teens, but based purely on age they are of your generation and that was all I meant to say, so no need to feel insulted by that.

So, I don't have you "pinned" nor do I care to. And even though you're young, it would be nice to see you react to my comments in a less personal way, seeing as I DO assume that you have manners and a brain. My comments were not intended in a negative way, they were just observations so I would appreciate getting the same treatment from you in return. I've always learned that you don't disrespect people for no reason, whatever age they are. And (unless they insult me) I'm always polite to older people, especially ones that are old enough to be my parent... ;)

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#19

TheRealThanos commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

I'm a bit baffled at all the confusion here. It is actually quite simple, so all you people mixing Nintendo titles are completely off course. Just take Hyrule Warriors as an example and go from there. That means that there will be NON-Nintendo games featuring Nintendo characters.

And making several Warriors games is of course the dumbest suggestion, and one that no self-respecting Wii U owner should accept. "Yeah, great idea, let's turn every Nintendo franchise into a Dynasty Warriors game". Oh, man....

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#20

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Origina...:

@JellySplat Then don't watch or choose the other ones that you do like with the smaller kids. I just watched it again and to me they're just average kids, and not all of them are as game savvy as we probably are and yes, some have a bit of a (staged) attitude, probably coming from them getting more and more exposure on the REACT channel, but still I see no reason to send in the Spanish inquisition, as some of you seem to want to do.
I'm 44yo myself and to me all kids that age act dumb, rash or thoughtless to some extent or another but since I've been like that myself I'm certainly not going to blame them for it.

P.S. a peer is a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person, in this case you, and I'm pretty sure these teens are in or near your age category, so what I said before still applies...

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#21

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Origina...:

@JellySplat so basically, you hate your peers...
@PAppleyard Actually, they were playing something old. ;)
@OneBagTravel If you feel that way that is your opinion and that is fine, but I think that the description you gave is rather derogatory and/or insulting. Why not look at it as something that is mildly entertaining? And in varying degrees, seeing as not every video they post can cater to everyone's taste.
There are a lot of video's/channels to be found on YouTube that are far (and I mean FAR) more worthy of terms such as click bait because these actually do "cater to the lowest common denominator". As far as I'm concerned, and I'm pretty sure many others as well, calling out these videos definitely SHOULD be frowned upon. It's just kids having fun, is all, ffs... (or, for the sake of factual perspective: adults having a bit of mild fun subjecting kids/teens to things from their own youth)
Don't like it, don't watch it. Simple.

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#22

TheRealThanos commented on I ♥ Virtual Console: Monster Party Is The Wa...:

@Cosats First off: there's no need for you to correct anybody since no mistake was made, either by NLife or anyone commenting on this article. Secondly, what I was trying to make you understand is that because of it's origins, it is only natural for NLife to report on things Halloween related, and that has NOTHING to do with the fact that it isn't celebrated in other countries.

Every country probably has some festivity or other that isn't celebrated in the rest of the world. It is both pretty obvious and quite useless to point that out, but you seem to be pretty much set to stick to your guns.

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#24

TheRealThanos commented on I ♥ Virtual Console: Monster Party Is The Wa...:

@Cosats No, it was an "educational piece" about a game that was never played by most of us. And I'd sooner say it's a "did you know?" or trivia video since it doesn't do all that much to educate, especially on the topic of Halloween...
And seeing as this is an English site it isn't all that strange that they report on Halloween. They also take into account the many American subscribers, which is a nice thing.

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#30

TheRealThanos commented on Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divu...:

The thing that most people that like the awful name "Miles Prower" (which as a pun is probably THE lamest joke I've EVER heard of) seem to miss is that most names point to the character's actions, strong suit or appearance.
Sonic = (super)sonic runner
Knuckles = fighter/strong
Tails = has multiple tails and uses them to fly
It's pretty logical...
To me it is beyond strange that Sonic as a name would be alright for most people but Tails somehow doesn't suffice? Utter weirdness and worth a shake of the head or two...
Miles would be a name only fit for a turtle...
Glad I wasn't really into Sega back then because it would have seemed as ridiculous to me then as it does now and actually knowing this now kind of spoils the character for me.
Luckily I learned to appreciate Sega years later because of the Dreamcast, so in the end it was all good...

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#32

TheRealThanos commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

@Tops I think that If you had read our previous comments the way we intended them, then the message should come across that the expectation argument stands for the purpose that we used it for. But thanks for giving your point of view, though.
Let's look at it this way: all developers have to start somewhere and there are plenty of developers that made a good first game, so why wouldn't we reserve judgment? This is like convicting someone for murder without having enough facts to make it even possible to pass such a verdict.
Simply put: objectively speaking, we need more evidence (like real trailers, not this slide show and something playable or fit for a preview)...

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#33

TheRealThanos commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

@MikeLove Actually, it is VERY debatable, at least if you're an open minded soul. I don't know if you are in any way involved with making games yourself or not, cause that would be another reason to not pass judgment since none of us know (unless you're in the game development business) what can be done in what time scale and from what I've read before he's only a one man team and had to call in help from others to even get it going. And then there's the waiting for approval from Nintendo: who knows how long that took? And is he working full time on this or does he have a "regular" job besides game development? For all we know it may be a hobby that has gotten out of hand...
So, I still say that such a definitive verdict as "it WILL be cr@p" can't be made in any reasonable manner, since this (admittedly underwhelming) trailer is all we have to go on and nothing playable is present as of yet.
It makes me sad that people are so often so quick to judge nowadays if they see something that doesn't appeal to them right away. Whether it's the art style of a game, the story or the characters in it. A lot of games, on Nintendo systems too, could be named as example and almost always the preemptive judgment would be that a game deemed so horrible for whatever reason could never be any good. History has proven complainers wrong time and again. But instant gratification seems to be king now and one of the symptoms of that is hordes of people condemning certain styles of graphics because they think that is the most important part of what makes a game good... :(
Therefore, even besides my own opinion, we simply can't say for a fact that this is going to be bad: It can go either way. That you choose to believe in the worst possible outcome from the get go is your opinion and you're welcome to it, but I'll reserve my judgment until the game is actually out.
If by then it actually proves to be horrible, I'll gladly acknowledge that you were able to predict the future correctly and I'll trade in my crystal ball for one that actually works... ;)

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#34

TheRealThanos commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

@MikeLove But you see: THAT is exactly the point. He is NOT comparing the games but the expectations, both examples being the exact opposite of the scale (this game expected to be crap, the others expected to be groundbreaking and all but the eighth wonder of the world), but equally ridiculous in comparison. Everything else has already been said. Don't know in what other way I could explain this to you. You either get it or you don't.

Also, no one said that this game is going to be great, he just said "let's wait and see what the future brings". That to me is FAR more reasonable than giving a final verdict on a product that isn't anywhere NEAR the final stage of development.

And we agreed on Watch Dogs and Destiny being entertaining, they just weren't nearly as stellar and innovating as promised, so we can lay that point to rest, methinks...

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#37

TheRealThanos commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

@MikeLove You seem to be unable to get what @kyuubikid213 is ACTUALLY pointing at, and that is NOT that this game is "equal" to Watch Dogs or Destiny. It's about the expectations coming out BEFORE any of these games were launched.

People knew next to NOTHING about the gameplay, story and graphics (well, maybe not that last one, taking into account the plethora of trailers and teasers) but these two triple A games were praised into the heavens WAY before being released and were advertised as the be all and end all of gaming and it is VERY clear by now that even though they do have a certain entertainment value, they certainly did NOT live up to their promise AT ALL.
Just take a look here for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzopWRXK_r4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOISheIuU4k
And there's more criticism to be found all over the internet on well reputed media/sites as well. The negatives by FAR outweigh the positives so he has a point naming these games as examples. It's almost always the same with these things. It brings to mind examples such as Fable and similar offerings that promised far more than they could ever deliver. And nothing much has changed since, but for prettier graphics (except for Minecraft which looks like sh** too, but it is still VERY playable so that should be an indicator that this game might be okay eventually as well, even with "N64 style" graphics... ;) )

Now this game here is far from finished too. It may very well end up being rubbish, but for all we know it could actually end up being fun to play. None of us has a crystal ball so we can't predict the future, which is why it isn't really a very strange thing to say that judgement should perhaps be reserved until the product actually lands on the console and is playable or gets previews/reviews from professional gaming sites....

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#39

TheRealThanos commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@midnafanboy Completely agree with you, but that is what you get when people "forget" to read all the comments and just skip them to answer the one that they feel the need to correct. Unfortunately this happens way too often...

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#40

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star ...:

Aw man, this sucks. Wish I hadn't watched these, because now I want something that is never going to happen. What with all the licenses for the franchise having changed and what not and our friends at EA being the party responsible for making most (if not all) of the upcoming games, the chances of seeing anything Star Wars related on a Nintendo console in the near future are truly less than zero... :(

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#41

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

Aw, shucks... this really takes the sting out of things when you win a match and want to use the "you play like a girl" comment... ;)

But seriously:
@Quorthon: solid comments, thumbs up.
@Darknyht #43 A VERY thoughtful comment too. (tips hat)
@yoko19191 I think that more than half of your target audience isn't mature enough to even know what misogyny means, so maybe you should address them in simpler terms...

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#42

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:

@Darknyht Do you mean the Xbox360 version on disc, or the high-res downloadable remake? If you mean the first I would agree, because even though it obviously had better graphics than the N64 version, the gameplay wasn't anywhere NEAR as good as the original. Don't know what went wrong there, but something definitely did...

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#43

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks ...:

I think I'll pass on this one: I agree with everyone that says that something about this title just looks really off, on several levels as far as I'm concerned. The water seems strangely synthetic and too viscous and/or unresponsive (missing huge splashes and waves), the jet ski physics seem too light and they don't really seem to make contact with the various surfaces in the way they should. Besides that the music is horrible too. This actually makes Wave Race Blue Storm on GameCube look good. The water was way more realistic, and the gameplay and controls were spot on. The fact that a game that clearly wants to be Wave Race being released so many years later can't even equal that quality on better hardware is either a testament to the prowess of the people behind Wave Race or a typical example of how cloned wannabe games just never quite seem to get it right...
Just look at what an HD update of Wave Race Blue Storm could look like on Wii U:

(fast forward to the 4:10 mark if you want to skip the tutorial)
And that is just upscaling. If they'd add some of the effects they used on the Wind Waker remake, it would look even better.
And here's a nice and recent review of this title:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svbRJNWRVsc

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#46

TheRealThanos commented on Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover:

Interesting. I'm digging into my memory like crazy because of this clip since I can't remember the tree saying "yes, I'll kick the bucket soon" in the N64 original. Maybe I'm wrong but it seems so out of place in between all of the "ye olde" English lingo used...

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#47

TheRealThanos commented on Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With ...:

@ThomasBW84 Well, I seem to be one of the unlucky recipients of comments being removed, and not just some, but ALL of my most recent comments as well as the reactions to them from people I was talking to. Just out of curiosity: shouldn't there have been a fail safe in place to prevent exactly such an issue? When major work is done on a server park this is more than likely one of the things one could expect to happen, so preventive measures could have been taken.
One other question, totally unrelated: I've sent an item to your news department about the latest Fast Racing Neo screenshots released by Shin'en, but that is almost a week ago now and I was wondering why it hasn't been posted here yet, while numerous other sites have long since reported on it. Is it not news worthy enough for NLife, and if not, what are the criteria?

ON TOPIC:

Looks like an okay game, but not nearly as "epic" as they themselves think it is. Also seeing someone presenting a promotional video in his boxer shorts lying on a couch in a semi-uninterested pose doesn't do much to raise my interest in this game.
And some of the others need to learn where to look when the camera is pointed at them... ;)

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#48

TheRealThanos commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@Kurtz Old people? On this site they don't come much older than me (check the profile) but I can see how commenting or reading articles on a website take a backseat when you have your hands full like that. As for the truthers, I hope you understand that I only "enjoyed" it for comedic value and have no real interest in them.

P.S.

Martian time does not account for the huge difference: it's actually only 39 minutes longer... ;)
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/curiosity20120913.html

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#49

TheRealThanos commented on Hyperkin Responds To Accusations Of Infringing...:

@Prime That's your opinion (sounded a bit harsh though, or that's just me) and I respect that, but a lot of people either don't have all these consoles (anymore), are only just now getting interested in retro gaming and/or have some defective consoles lying around and not enough money to get them all fixed. This is then the cheaper option and like I said: because you can use your original cartridges and controllers you would never know the difference if you wouldn't be able to see the box your cartridges will be sticking out of. The difference is only in your mind and is, in my humble opinion a bit too much of a purist mindset. It's simply a good solution for some of us and we should probably see it as such. And it's also nice to have all these extra graphics modifying options on a modern TV as well, because most old consoles look like doggeypoop on a full HD TV without something done to the picture.
If you still have all your consoles in working order (as I have) then this isn't necessary, but for quite a few people this is a nice solution, also to save space by only having to place one console instead of five underneath your TV set.

As for Nintendo not supporting this: well, Hyperkin has been doing this for quite a few years now and this is their fifth console, so if Nintendo or any other party that they offer support for would have taken offense to it, I doubt they would have waited until now. Actually, Nintendo probably doesn't mind all that much because you will still have to get peripherals and cartridges, which is legal, so using a console like the Retron 5 will actually stop a certain percentage of people pirating their older software.

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#50

TheRealThanos commented on Bayonetta on Wii U Bewitches as the Best Version:

@Dezzy Yeah... you could focus on that, OR you could look at it as we (or rather: developers & publishers) should and take this as an excellent example of the fact that good ports are indeed possible on Wii U instead of all the buggy, handicapped sh** we've been getting from other companies.

Complaining or being sarcastic is always easier than looking for the positives...