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Thu 6th June, 2013

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unrandomsam commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@rjejr No the products are just badly designed. Carts were basically child proof by default. Optical disks could be put in hard wearing caddies. (At worst you damage the caddy not the disk). Penny pinching in a way that shouldn't happen for the price.



unrandomsam commented on Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score:

@Quorthon It is one place but the Western games media - a) have no taste in games generally or b) don't even like games but are in it because it has no standards really.

The Famitsu guy was the only guy in the E3 press tournament who looked as if he had ever touched a Smash Bros game before.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

The stock market seems to love web and mobile stuff. (Huge valuations for companies that are not and have not ever made any money).

The iOS / Android markets are crowded for companies without a known IP. (Sega / Square Enix etc usually have a few in the top paid sections).

Square Enix charges more than VC for the better old games. (That model must be viable or they wouldn't keep using it).



unrandomsam commented on Review: 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop):

Fantasy Zone II was good on the Master System. (Certainly more interesting than the first). Better port.

(Nowhere near as bad as some of the terrible NES Arcade ports anyway that shouldn't ever have been released in favour of the Arcade original).



unrandomsam commented on Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U...:

@Nintendude789 Mad Catz are pretty awful usually. (Other than the fight sticks that use Arcade parts). Hori stuff is decent that is all I know of. (But the cheap Arcade sticks not using Arcade parts are not very good). Mayflash is not the highest quality either. (But when they are the only option then they are the only option).



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@Octane Not sure that would apply to Mario Kart. People play it in large numbers until the next one is released.

Those other games you refer to are basically forgotten by that point. (And whereas the 3rd parties would have to pay to advertise Nintendo can make people aware for free on the eshop as annoying as it might be).

Civ V had its last expansion 3 years after release. (Is it bigger than Mario Kart ? almost certainly not the Wii incarnation).

(I don't want more but I would buy it presuming the price etc stays the same.)



unrandomsam commented on Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SN...:

Wonder why they didn't allow Pioneer to put a SFC module into that laserdisk player. (That had PC Engine and Megadrive).

I can imagine changing their mind at the last minute would have annoyed the people making this sort of stuff.



unrandomsam commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

@EllenJMiller They are not perfect though. (Sound particularly they seem to struggle with.)

The Game Over jingle on Gunstar Heroes on the Wii VC is just not right.

D4 Enterprise / Mame / Neo Geo MVS I cannot tell the difference.

M2 I can (The Neo Geo Station ones on PS3) (And whoever does e.g SNK Arcade Classics is even worse than M2).



unrandomsam commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

@Quorthon Maybe it sidesteps Nintendo not allowing Megadrive VC otherwise. (Although the Nomad was a portable).

@burninmylight Pretty much but you get a choice of which version (e.g Japanese or International - depending on the game they can be quite different i.e Japanese Ecco the Dolphin is significantly easier) and other things depending on the title. (Shinobi III has the 6 button option for example).



unrandomsam commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

@Tsusasi DQ III (There is the Super Famicom version but it is in Japanese or the bad NES / GBC ports) / Knights of the Old Republic / Lunar Silver Star Story Touch (iOS) / Final Fantasy III / Final Fantasy IV are as good as or better than the originals and support physical controls (Other than DQ III but that is better because it is based on the Super Famicom version). Even stuff like the mobile port of VVVVVV is better. (And supports physical controls).