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WhiteTrashGuy

WhiteTrashGuy

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WhiteTrashGuy

#2

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

@ScorpionMG I realize that, but they need the hype. Show off some YOSHI'S YARN, HYRULE WARRIORS, BAYONETTA, and X. Have a STAR FOX or F-ZERO (3ds or WiiU) reveal in the middle (or even a new franchise). Then at the end say 'By the way....' And then show a clip or trailer for a METROID, ETERNAL DARKNESS, or ZELDA. I'm not expecting all of these in one year, but I am expecting more than a lackluster fireworks show via NINTENDOLAND or a streaming Direct that has too keep buffering in the middle of all the trailers; effectively ruining any sense of wonder or surprise. If they do a DIRECT only, then it needs to be pre-recorded in Japan.

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#4

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

I was thinking about E3 last night. I appreciate what Nintendo was trying to do last year, but I think it ultimately hurt WiiU coverage by the main stream media. Also, the choppiness of the Direct last year left a bad taste in my mouth. No, the Big N needs a stage presentation with ZELDA U, METROID U, and some STAR FOX U or F-ZERO HD reveals. Personally, I hope RETRO shows that they've been working on ETERNAL DARKNESS 2.

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#9

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Video: Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of ...:

@Yorumi I was not saying anything negative. I have followed Nintendo's chip sets since the SNES. What I meant was that the Wii U has gotten a bad rep because all of these designers had problems porting titles from the 360 because those games are CPU heavy. Sadly the Wii U needed/needs those ports to drive hardware. But now so many Devs are jumping on that thinking. Even Nintendo has admitted that they were not prepared for the jump to HD. If more game engines become available that are scalable and Wii U friendly then maybe more designers will give the WiiU a go.

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#11

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Video: Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of ...:

I'm interested to see what artists and designers could do with this on the Wii U. Hopefully it will help them deal with the need to write more for the GPU versus the CPU. The system has the power under the hood. Now it looks like it will finally be getting the tools it needs.

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#13

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

I love this game. It has a charm and presentation that drags me in, much like the 4DS represented therein. Unfortunately, my eShop is account is empty thanks to the Guild titles and Steamworld Dig going on sale. So this will be a bit at a time for me, or if I get an eShop card for my birthday come June! I hope Nintendo creates more experiences like this.

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#15

WhiteTrashGuy commented on High Voltage Software Developing 3DS Version o...:

@Midayle Matt Cassamasina is one of my favorite reviewers of all time. Bozon, not so much. I think their love of HVS came from the fact that they were a studio trying to build a game engine from the ground up that pushed the capabilities of the Wii. A lot of Nintendo hate was going around back then. (still is)

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#19

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part Two:

I own 7 of these...... Really need to get my hands on NFS: MOST WANTED. Still kicking myself for not snatching it up when it was $16 on Amazon last Fall. Since launch I've picked up: NINTENDOLAND, NSMBU, MASS EFFECT 3, ZOMBIU, INJUSTICE, ARKHAM CITY, AC3, BLOPS2, WONDERFUL 101, DISNEY INFINITY, AND SM3D WORLD. Not a bad start, I'd say. What are the games I absolutely NEED to round out my collection, folks?

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#22

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Soapbox: A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64:

I loved this game back in '98. I was a Junior in high school and stayed up until 4 in the morning every night for a week until I beat it. I still have a copy tucked away. I need to play the sequel. This game was a solid 7.5, and the only reason I didn't give it an 8 is because of the motorcycle skeletons. That is unforgivable. But otherwise this is a solid N64 action/platformer. Reinhardt FTW!

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#27

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I already have the PS4 as a planned purchase next November. But that is because my girlfriend wants KINGDOM HEARTS 3 and I want MIRROR'S EDGE 2, THE ORDER: 1886, and whatever Rocksteady Games is working on. But as a parent I was looking forward to having some adult titles on the Wii U so I could play them on the gamepad while my kids are awake. Now I feel like I will have to buy a Vita (but probably won't). WATCH_DOGS was important to me as an open world title I could play on my gamepad without hogging the TV.

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#30

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

Nintendo won't compete with XBOX ONE or PS4, so seeing them develop new technological spaces which will sync with the WiiU and 3DS is exciting to me. If there were better 3rd party games out there I might be sad with my WiiU, but Nintendo is the best developer out there. I'll get my PS4 when MIRROR'S EDGE 2 comes out.

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#31

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Pla...:

I am very excited right now. Intergrating tech in a meaningful way to our day to day lives that will improve health and other aspects of life? Sign me up! Oh, and it will link with my system? Wow. I get it Nintendo. No competing in existing spaces. Create your own space. Awesome!

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#33

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

I really hoped that the mass market would accept the Wii U this holiday. Looks like most people are playing their tablets and phones, while gamers continue to eat up their SONY and Microsoft consoles. Nintendo will have to release a more powerful system by 2016 - 2017. Regardless, I've been a WiiU owner since day one and am still loving it. My 360 is gathering dust.

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#34

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ar...:

I'm a Christian and lived in a logging camp in the Alaskan wilderness for many years. I've never seen more copies of the Wisdom Tree games in one place. The majority of them were garbage, but there was one which was amazing: JOSHUA. It was an action/puzzler where you were breaking down the walls of Jericho. It kicks donkey. Originally for the NES I got my hands on a rare Sega Genesis version thanks to Funcoland. (Them and Chips & Bits were saviors for a hardcore gamer living in the middle of nowhere - no pun intende). I urge you all to check out JOSHUA for NES or GENESIS.

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#36

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Video: Just Look For The U On The Box, Nintend...:

@ LetsGoRetro I understand what you are saying and it's nice to see someone recognize the great gameplay of KIRBY'S EPIC YARN. I can't fault Nintendo for being a system the whole family can play games on. And quality titles to boot. The PS2 had just as many shovel-ware titles as the Wii because those systems each had the highest installed bases if their respective generations. I've had friends complain of the same thing in regards of shopping for games for their Nintendo system. In a perfect world gaming stores and departments would have their games organized by genre and not by system.

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#37

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Video: Just Look For The U On The Box, Nintend...:

@LetsGoRetro I understand what you're saying. I would like to see a more realistic look to Mario's clothes and especially to Zelda. Not over the top, like LOTR. I have been gaming since 83 and have owned almost every major games console so I know where you're coming from. I also miss the lack of good RPGs on Nintendo systems. But go out there and grab XENOBLADE CHRONICLES and THE LAST STORY. Go play TWILIGHT PRINCESS if you thought SKYWARD SWORD'S aesthetic was too cute. And pick up the METROID PRIME TRILOGY. All of these games are for the original Wii and will play on your WiiU. There are games I had to buy a 360 for, that is true, but the majority of my gaming is done with Nintendo systems. Their teams demand of themselves a polish in terms of gameplay, innovation, and design that no other company in the world can touch. That is why my Nintendo consoles will always be my #1 system and Sony and Microsoft (or SteamBox) will be my #2.

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#38

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct's Final Flourish of ...:

Best Nintendo Direct since the Pokemon 3DS reveal last year. I love beat-em-ups and ZELDA so I'm excited for HYRULE WARRIORS. I'm not a big fan of tne DYNASTY WARRIORS franchise, but Nintendo knows how to tighten up gameplay. No F-ZERO, STAR FOX, or METROID, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless. And CHIBO-ROBO on 3DS looks brolloant.

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#41

WhiteTrashGuy commented on This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories o...:

That's just how it was back then. I was in middle school and high school during the 90s and I remember my friend selling move lists at school for MK2 that he had made on his computer after it had come out in the arcade. I still have mine. That was during my 6th grade. Back then gaming was this cult-like hobby (same thing with movies) where video gamers and pen & paper gamers were on the same playing field. It was a niche, and those of us in the know took our hobbies seriously. That is where the term gamer came from and as such is why I now call myself a hardcore gamer. My love of games is not bound by system or genre, whether on console, handheld, pc, or in an arcade. I don't just play MADDEN and GEARS OF WAR and call myself a gamer. I look for new ideas and gameplay that spark the imagination, such is why I support Nintendo, because they still have that magic touch for innovating the ways this hobby is perceived and interacted with. I am surprised how excited I was to get my WiiU at launch, but am so underwhelmed by the PS4 and XB1. I will switch to Sony this gen for my 2nd system, but ultimately buy a PS4 out of necessity to facilitate this hobby I have loved since 1983.

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#43

WhiteTrashGuy commented on NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest...:

People still are not getting what the Wii U is all about. My friends want to bash it, but then they see me playing AC on the gamepad while flipping through channels with the gamepad, and then pausing my game and switching the input on my TV while loading up a new movie trailer I wanted to show them all using the Wii U...... then I think they start to get it. I don't want an XBOX1, the WiiU with it's Nintendo TVii application is more than enough for me. Really Off-TV play and Nintendo TVii are the big selling points for the WiiU. Tonight I was playing COD on my gamepad while watching STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE with my 3 daughters. THAT is the power of WiiU.

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#46

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Cast Your Gaze Over These Rare 3DS Models:

I'm just tired of green not getting any love. And I don't mean LIME! I want a forest green 3DS. The DSiXL finally got one . . . 6 MONTHS AFTER THE 3DS LAUNCHED!? Are you kidding me? For now, it's just Cosmo Black for me as I wait. At least it matches my Wii U.....

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#50

WhiteTrashGuy commented on Analysts Weigh In With Estimates for Wii U Fis...:

I think they can do 7 million by April. I think we'll see 3.5 to 4 million units sold between Thanksgiving and New Years alone. I hope the lackluster software options for PS4 and XONE will make the Wii U more attractive to families. Also this backward compatibility issue is huge for me. I will be getting a PS4 next Christmas, you know, when good games will finally be out.