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Tue 18th June, 2013

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wombatkidd commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

Cue operation rainfall ppl complaining and acting like that did anything when xenoblade was already being brought over and the last story and Pandora's tower got released by third party publishers and Nintendo wasn't going to.



wombatkidd commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@night Wow. The age on entitlement is in display with this one. Miiverse is a private space. Freedom of speech means you can't be arrested for what you say. It doesn't mean people have to let you say whatever you want on their private property.

The owners of any social media site have every right to make you leave of they don't want to put up with you anymore. Just as I would have the right to kick you out of my house for spewing the bs you are now. Don't like it, go somewhere else.



wombatkidd commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

@AugustusOxy EXACTLY! The SNES went months after release with only two games at launch. The n64 didn't have any games that weren't one of its two launch games released in na for the entire first year of its life. Nintendo has gotten a LOT better about this crap.

Of course most of the whiners are too young to actually remember these systems.



wombatkidd commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@CamWFC91 I think that might be the problem. Nintendo announces their biggest stuff in their own terms now and that leaves them little to talk about come e3. The smash stuff and the earthbound announcement would have jazzed up the e3 digital event, for instance. Or of the smtxfe trailer had been premiered here it would have been something to talk about.

They simply don't seem to want to play the game everyone else is playing.



wombatkidd commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 31s...:


Yeah. I'm calling bs on that statement. Western devs milk franchises WAY more than Japanese devs. There are very few Japanese franchises with literal yearly releases. Ea, ubisoft, and Activision are the real "kings of milking."

Although I find that to be a pretty idiotic way to insult a company anyway. "Ha ha. People enjoy your product so much that they want more of it asap and will pay for it. Therefore that means you're bad for some reason."



wombatkidd commented on Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Remo...:


Welcome to the entitlement generation, folks!

No, you do not have a "right" to post ANYTHING on miiverse. Miiverse is not a public space. It is a private website and the owners can stop anyone from saying or posting pics of whatever they feel like.

Freedom of speech just means you can't be areested for saying things. It doesn't mean people have to give you a forum to say it on their private property.



wombatkidd commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

I agree that the first Mario gave doesn't control the best. Which is to be expected being the first game and all. But its about a million times better than Wonder Boy's. At least it didn't have a power up that actually made the game less controllable.



wombatkidd commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:


There actually are a handful of places in the world where that's not true. But that's actually part of why this is so stupid anyway and just helps prove my point. You have to accept the EULA to use the device. All of the devices i mentioned and more. And you just should because it probably isn't legally binding for you anyway unless you live in one of 5 us states.



wombatkidd commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

Why is this a thing still. It's idiotic.

Do you have an iPod? A smart phone of any kind? Pretty much any commercial computer software? A credit card? Then guess what, you've agreed to far more restrictive Eula's. Nintendo's is way less strict than the ones for any of these things.

And guess what else. Those things don't work if you don't agree to their Eula's either.

If you don't agree to the EULA at time of purchase you are supposed to return it to the store for a refund. The EULA even says so. That's why there's no decline option. Not agreeing to the agreement means you're deciding you don't want the license, which means you can't use it.

This is just more of the dumping on Nintendo for doing things every company does crap that's been going on for at least the last year.



wombatkidd commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

To the people who can't sign in:

I had a message pop up when I was playing hyrule warriors that said terms have changed and you have to agree to them again in system settings.

You might be unable to because of that. The error might just not have come up for you for some reason.



wombatkidd commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

This seems fine to me. I bought all the pikmin dlc and this seems similar. Inexpensive and gives a tonne new content. (The pikmin dlc wasn't really tonnes of content per se, but getting platinum on all the challenges takes forever so my point stands.)

That is assuming "new adventure map" means what I think it does. From reviews it seems the old adventure map is where most people are spending the bulk of this game.



wombatkidd commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Maybe ubi would sell more of their multi platform games on the Wii u of the Wii u version wasn't always clearly the absolute worst version of every game and actually had effort put into them to make them good.

Performance issues on games that work fine on less powerful systems, releasing basic patches late if at all, no dlc support, missing modes sometimes for no adequately explained reason especially when those modes are on less powerful systems. It just goes on. And it's not limited to just the AAA releases either. Just dance is mixed for 5.1 on other systems and is stereo on the Wii u.

They did this to themselves.



wombatkidd commented on Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Gam...:

People really expected them to follow the EU in new movies? A movie has to appeal to the broader audience, not just the hardcore fans who read all the books and comics and stuff.

Besides, star trek having an official canon never stopped its expanded universe from rolling on.



wombatkidd commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

People who are surprised or offended by this don't know thing one about nintendo in the first place.

Nintendo has never been just a video game company. At this time they also make board games, playing cards, and have other more out there stuff like being the owners of the Seattle Mariners.

Their incredibly expensive go board was news on this very site not too long ago, for example.

And they hired new people to do this: they didn't divert their current teams. The hiring blitz they've been on has also been news on this very site.



wombatkidd commented on Myth Becomes Reality As Atari's E.T. Cartridge...:


A few things.

1. This was open to the public. People were watching this. So photos aren't the only evidence.

2. Atari cartridges don't have ANYTHING in them that bio degrades. They're made of metal and plastic. Even the manuals are covered in plastic.

3. Dirt won't make manuals look worse but water might... If they weren't in an incredibly dry place. The average yearly rainfall is only 13 inches, far too little to actually reach things buried more than a few feet down.

4. Modern atari isn't responsible for this. Modern atari is a different company that happens to be called atari and bought the original Atari's trademarks. The article we're commenting on even mentions this.

5. They dumped this in the city's landfill. You do know what a landfill is, right? I'll give you a hint: it's a place put aside specifically for dumping garbage.

6. You should DEFINITELY NOT burn atari cartridges. Leaving them where they are is far less destructive to the environment than burning them would be.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:


It never fails. I make completely uncontroversial statements and people decide these statements are fodder to troll and flame me.

My original post about it boils down to three points, none of which are anything anyone ever argued about until now.

1. A large amount of non gamers bought the system for DVD playback.

A completely uncontroversial statement that every single article that ever analyzed the system's success states as a fact.

2. The audience that owned the system had more casuals and non gamers.

Also a completely uncontroversial statement. In fact, it's a "no duh" statement. The larger a systems user base the more casual it usually trends.

3. There's a lot of shovelware on the system.

Also something that was completely unargued about until I said it. Also a "no duh" statement since a system with a more casual audience will have more shovelware.

But people seemed to interpret that as some sort of insult even though the same points also apply to the Wii. Of course if I had said the same thing about the Wii no one would have given a crap, but because it's about their manly, precious ps2 I guess it's a problem.

I expect this bs at gamefaqs. This place is usually less of a craphole.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:


Some articles that attribute the DVD player to bring a large part of ps2: success.

There's lots more if you want to bother to Google it. The DVD player being a huge part of the ps2's success is considered to be an undisputed fact.
Sorry that fact upsets you for some reason.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MC808 you don't seem to remember how expensive DVD players were back then. An entry level dedicated DVD player cost 50-100 more than a ps2 did. DVD playback was a core selling point for the system.

And I know 4 people personally who bought it for that purpose and never bought a single game for it. Including my wife.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Those 3000 ps2 games that the other systems didn't get are mostly the kind of cheap cash in shovelware that the Wii would go on to be plagued with. The ps2's user base was largly composed of non gamers who bought it for a cheap DVD player, so devs pumped out as much crap as possible to draw in that crowd.

Xbox had a good deal of exclusives due to Microsoft giving this parties boat loads of money not to release games on other consoles.

But actual major games that came to more than one console? The GameCube got them and continued to throughout its life span.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Darknyht I'd like to know where this meme of the GameCube not getting third party support came from. You can count the number of console mutiplats it didn't get on one hand, the same for the other two console.

It even had the best selling version of a few mutiplats, soul calibur 2 being the prime example. And had successful this party exclusives and timed exclusives like resident evil 4 and rogue squadron.

Whatever the GameCube's problem was, it wasn't third party support. Do people just back port Wii's third party support problems to justify the GameCube's poor sales or do people who didn't own the console just assume it has no third party games? I'm curious.



wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

You do know Reggie is a PR guy who doesn't actually make any decisions for the company, right?

If you actually did into their income statement instead of getting your news from click-bait articles you'd see that their gross profit (income calculated only based on actual sales and cost of selling) is a positive number. They actually are making money on the selling of their products.

Their net operating income is a negative member due mostly to advertising costs. They wasted a lot of money on ineffectual advertising last year.

But their non operating income more than makes up for that and the company as a whole had a net profit of roughly 7.5 million US.

You can peruse the document yourself.

The income statement starts on page 25.



wombatkidd commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:

@rushiosan because the Wii u doesn't emulate Wii games, it has an actual Wii on a chip. When it's in Wii mode it's a Wii. That's why it has a sperate interface for it.

You can't do software emulsion tricks with that kind of setup, with the trade off being that 100% of Wii games are compatible.



wombatkidd commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

It's not a "harmless prank." Making fun of potential business partners is not a smart plan. Neither is trying to piss off fans of potential business partners.

Last I checked, April fools day wasn't supposed to be "businesses should act like gamefaqs trolls day."



wombatkidd commented on Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the...:

@JJtheTexan there was a n64 game and a TV show both called "another world" there's a million shows and movies called "imaginarium" there's two shows called "the newsroom," there's a movie and album called "in dream"' and theres a billion books and movies that straight up have the same name. Including several movies named "troll 3"

All those were released just fine.