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Thu 6th June, 2013

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unrandomsam commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

Not putting the video output pins into the Megadrive expansion port was the first big mistake. Maybe they should have done the passthrough thing for the Mega CD and put better video hardware in that.

The Saturn had plenty of power it was just under utilised (Seems to be a recurring theme to this day).



unrandomsam commented on Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of S...:

@AugustusOxy Modern console games physical makes no difference - at the point where you can no longer get the patch / online is turned off then it is just as worthless as a download. Steam is good in that you can easily break the DRM if you ever need to which gives a real guarantee of being able to play indefinitely.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@AirElephant Reggie is nothing compared to Howard Lincoln I agree. Anything of note Reggie did was cancel the forward planning done by Lincoln for the future. Retro being able to make 4 games at once including a sports game would have made quite a difference at the moment.

When Lincoln got EA back on board then they stayed onboard (GC Era).



unrandomsam commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

"A huge, seamlessly unfolding world is something that can't be achieved if the hardware isn't advanced enough." - Ultima VII managed it in 1992 (And better than pretty much anything else since).

The SNES port understandably was cut back but any system after that should have been able to handle it. (It was a 20MB game).



unrandomsam commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

@gcunit The current method only uses a tiny fraction of the scale for the games most people would bother with anyway.

9 can mean its a half decent game in a genre the reviewer likes (Or the site grades too highly for the big first party Nintendo games in order to get the embargo dropped first.)



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

It is a technical impossibly to have Nintendo like profits without stock. Making stuff as needed is always going to be less profitable than making loads of them at once.

TV Advertising is a waste of money. (That could be spent on making the game being advertised better).



unrandomsam commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

@Quorthon You can be anti feminist and not anti female (80% of women don't identify as feminists yet it claims to speak for all women which should be seen as just as insane as me claiming to speak for all men).

@OMC79 Feminism is a political ideology and faulty for similar reasons to communism or fascism. (Authoritarianism).

@Morph Problem is the low standards that mean people who care about this type of nonsense (and not games) can get into positions like this. Even worse is the influence even a few can have. Publishers care about metacritic to the extent that they don't care about 60fps because they think it doesn't affect the score. Even a few marking down for these petty reasons will affect the score hence what games get made.



unrandomsam commented on The Stability of 3DS System Update 9.5.0-22 M...:

@Einherjar I cannot think of any update that has resulted in better performance (I can think of many that have resulted in worse performance). Something becoming slower is making it objectively worse. (Rebooting from a cold boot which I do when my 3DS is in my pocket because in standby it tends to dislodge the cart and have that black screen with white writing now takes ages longer than it used to).



unrandomsam commented on Video: Capcom Explains Why Monster Hunter 4 Ul...:

How can a 3DS game be definitive when the previous version also was on the Wii U ? Either that or they don't understand the meaning of the word. (Doing the same as last time would leave the Wii U the best version so by definition this version is not definitive).



unrandomsam commented on Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Wil...:

@Tiredman Sonic Lost World was just fine. (Better than Captain Toad/NSMBU anyway). Any problems are the fault of the player not the game. Sonic Boom was contracted out. (Sega do seem to get screwed over by developers all the time. Gearbox should have gone bankrupt for Alien Isolation).



unrandomsam commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

I guess we will see what happens. Other people will appear that are willing to do it - the question is whether the guys who won't accept it will make any difference. (Personally any opinion that puts ad revenue above actually showing the games they think are the best is one I am not interested in).



unrandomsam commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@JaxonH My main hope is on Splatoon being one of the best selling Wii U games. (If that does happen then it will send a good message to Nintendo that a great game made from a great idea can be successful).

I am going to get Codename Steam but I am not expecting any great miracles when it comes to sales.

Dunno about Fire Emblem I am (still) enjoying the GBA VC Fire Emblem more than I did Awakening. (I did finish Awakening on hard with 2 or 3 restarts but I feel as if wasn't a clean win. The GBA one it feels like I have won in a fair way).