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Zombie_Barioth

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#2

Zombie_Barioth commented on Flygon Was Once Going to Receive a Mega Evolution:

@Luffymcduck
Except that like I told @MitchVogel, the games aren't based on dimensions, so there's no trilogy. The games are based on differing opinions and how they come together. The quote is on page 2.

http://www.gamesradar.com/pokemon-xy-why-director-masuda-himself-answers/

@Edwards
Pikachu isn't at the end of it's evolutionary line. By your logic, neither is Galade, Honchkrow, or any other stone-induced final form. Besides that, evollite by itself proves you wrong. Pikachu can use evolite, which can only be used by Pokemon that aren't fully evolved.

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#3

Zombie_Barioth commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

@ikki5
The games would still be programmed to take advantage of the chips, so you'd either have to rewrite code or emulate the FX chip's functions.

As far as licencing goes, the only issue I can think of is if Argonauts owns any of the code. I can't see how Nintendo wouldn't have made ownership of any and all code they made part of the deal though, Yamauch of all people would certainly have had that much sense.

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#4

Zombie_Barioth commented on Flygon Was Once Going to Receive a Mega Evolution:

@MitchVogel
The problem with that while X and Y are based on coordinates, they're not based on dimensions. They represent differing opinions and the ways in which they're expressed. Its also based on the origin point, the point at which they come together.

http://www.gamesradar.com/pokemon-xy-why-director-masuda-himself-answers/
Skip to page 2

As @Blatantlyheroic pointed out GameFreak doesn't want to do the same thing they've been doing with the series, they want to surprise fans. That's why we got B2/W2 instead of a grey version.

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#5

Zombie_Barioth commented on Flygon Was Once Going to Receive a Mega Evolution:

@Ogbert
You actually see a bit of that already, some Pokemon are viable without their mega, leading to some interesting mind games. The only ones pretty much guaranteed to mega evolve are ones that aren't very good without theirs.

@MitchVogel
More like they ran out of time to waste on figuring it out, so they had to move on. I doubt we'll see a "Pokemon Z", more likely AS2/OR2 or something along those lines.

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#6

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

@Kirk
There was an early design for the SNES that actually had a lever to remove the cart, that might be what the US version was based on. The idea it would be more "fun" is the reason the NES worked like it does, the SNES was probably their way of improving on that feature.

Either way though it comes down to what the US branch though Americans would be more familiar and comfortable with. Necessary or not at least Nintendo was considerate about that.

Whats funny about the original Xbox in Japan was most of the Japanese thought it looked like something designed for Americans, not them. It was big, bulky, and ugly, not my words either. The color and the 'X' weren't the problem, just marketing being overly cautious about superstitions.

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#7

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

@Kirk
I'm almost surprised you didn't point out the NES's design there, the classic "toaster" design was NOA's idea too after all.

There's also Howard Lincoln's role in Nintendo's success back then. The entire point of NOA is to help Nintendo understand what they need to do to be successful here. Who would be the better judge of what "works" for the US? The people who live here.

Anyone remember who made the call on not selling the regular-size New 3DS? It certainly wasn't NOJ.;)

Good point about Yamauchi being very considerate towards brand image and consumer trust by the way. There's actually one instance where he had early Famicoms recalled due to a defect, something that he was advised not to do because it would cost them millions. How many companies take such initative?

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#8

Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Pl...:

@MajinSoul
Its not that its expensive to port, the series just doesn't do well on consoles. Definitely not in Japan, and not even in the west either. Its one of those series that fans have just come to expect to have on handhelds.

It'd be interesting to see how well a localization and console ports of the rumored Frontier 2 or Monster Hunter online would do in the west though. They very much would be considered full-blown console and PC games as apposed to handheld game ports or looking too much like budget titles.

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#9

Zombie_Barioth commented on Playtonic Releases First Animated Footage From...:

@TheRegginator
The studio is made up of former Rareware staff, they actually made Banjo Kazooie, and they themselves are calling it a spiritual successor to the series, so how exactly is it wrong to call it that?

I think raising awareness of a successor to the series is enough reason to cover it. Its hard for people to support a project they don't know exists.

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#10

Zombie_Barioth commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

@Einherjar
That's why I think they're specifically talking about their home market, there's a reason we're seeing companies like Square-Enix and Capcom porting games like Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter to ios/android. In Japan there actually is a market for 'real' games on mobile, and a lot of it is likely adults commuting to work.

I think that's what they're trying to say here, keeping in mind its Famitsu they're talking to here, they're targeting Japanese adults commuting to work. From what I understand, the "handhelds are for children, mobile is for adults" stigma is especially true there, its only considered socially acceptable for adults to play them during commutes. Handhelds are child, teen, and maybe young adult territory.

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#11

Zombie_Barioth commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I think it has more to do with them looking at Japan's market, where mobile dominates everything, and sales of their past games, including Fantasy Life. I think its safe to say that this time around we're definitely not the target audience for this game, chances are its another Japan-exclusive mobile game.

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#12

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $...:

@A01
Because he's an 8-year old stuck in the hospital as an in-patient for god only knows what. It was to help lift his spirits, to a kid that age its comfort food, like a dirty grilled cheese. I wouldn't say its bad, but Mcdonalds wouln't be my first choice either, their coffee is pretty good though.

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#13

Zombie_Barioth commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

@BulbasaurusRex
If you boil it down like that, then, they're very similar, but thats also a vey simplified look at it. Violence and sexual content are not the same thing, and effects of one form of media doesn't necessarily apply to another. If they did, there'd hardly be a point in studying the effects of them. As far as sexual content goes, games can barely touch softer material without causing problems, they can't show anything without earning an AO rating. They're nowhere near the level of actual porn, the ones that are are actual hentia games.

You keep claiming there to be permanent effects, meanwhile the studies are either inconclusive or its theorized they'll wear off eventually. The only way they're permanent is in the same was as the effects of medication. The effects only last as long as you keep taking it. Just like medication even one dose can stay in your system a while.

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#14

Zombie_Barioth commented on Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prep...:

@Action51
Well the more the merrier I say.;)

Seriously though, More Friends of Mineral Town is just the girl version of the original. Natsume apparently had a theme going, they added 'another' for the girl version of A Wonderful Life.

As for Lufia GBA, I believe either Atlus or Square-Enix owns the rights, probably the latter since they own Taito, the original owner/publisher of the series. Atlus only published it in the US.

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#16

Zombie_Barioth commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

@BulbasaurusRex
Because we're talking about games, not movies, and pornography definitely isn't "similar" otherwise they woldn't be on store shelves in the 1st place. Unlike the other two in actually is illegal for minors. R-rated movies tend to be more explicit and realistic so its not exactly an apples to apples comparison there either. Would you say COD and Halo are equel to The Blob or The Walking Dead?

I can't imagine the effects would be much different though, perhaps worse, or pehaps lesser due to not being interactive.

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#17

Zombie_Barioth commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

@BulbasaurusRex
There aren't any studies that actually prove there are any permanent effects either.

There's one that was done on French university students for 20min. for 3 days, but while they conclude its impossible to know if the effects increase for those who play for months or years, and its impractical and unethical to test. They also said they expect the effect would accumulate for more than 3 days, and while it may eventually level off, it won't as long as they continue to play regularly.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/12/11/negative-effects-of-violent-video-games-may-build-over-time/48918.html

The only other study I've found has them playing for 10 hours for a week then nit for another but it doesn't actually specify wether that's a weekly total or daily one.

What it seems to me is the brain stays in that mental state for an extended period, but with regular play it doesn't get a chance to wear off.

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#18

Zombie_Barioth commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

@BulbasaurusRex
Studies have also shown that other arguably healthier activities such as sports stimulate the same areas of the brain as playing violent video games.

They both trigger increases in adrenaline, testosterone, the 'happy hormones' serotonin and dopamine as well as cause an increase in aggression, agitation, heart-rate and so on. That's on top of other studies proving they reduce stress and aggression. The PEGI also says they cause no long-term or lasting increase in aggression or violence on players.

http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/26#question_9

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#19

Zombie_Barioth commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

I find it interesting how this teacher automatically assumes the issue people had was a perceived "attack" on gaming or gaming culture, not the threat of getting local authorities and CPS. Its one thing to act out of concern for students, its another to threaten parents with legal action.

All their plan though is holding a threat over peoples' heads, apparently under the assumption that playing mature-rated games somehow indicates or causes much bigger, potentially fatal problems.

That isn't solving anything, if anything this sounds like sugar-coating an attempt at covering their own butts. In my experience that's all schools usually do, ban things or threaten with detention or suspension to make the issue go away. The only way to actually address it is to meet with parents and discuss the issue, which I doubt they want to put the time and effort into doing.

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#20

Zombie_Barioth commented on Review: Story of Seasons (3DS):

@Geonjaha
The highest scoring game on Metacritic is Magical Melody at 83, next in line is FoMT and Back to Nature. Its the handheld ones that seem to score the lowest. I don't know what it is, but they don't seem as good at making handheld games for some reason.

On the brigh side, most don't drop below 63 either, only Puzzel de Harvest Moon and Lost Valley do, at 41 and 43 respectively.

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#21

Zombie_Barioth commented on Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Inc...:

@DGGames
Yeah, I remember hearing about that. They kept adding things until they realized the game's world was too big. I believe the kart idea actually come from a past idea to include a vehicle of some kind in Banjoe Tooie, but the initial suggestion might not have been from them.

I doubt everybody was happy with the changes though, that's the thing, how everything went down will change depending on who you talk to. I'm pretty sure the main reason most if not all of the remaining original staff left was Microsoft's inexperience. They tried to give them plenty of freedom, but the overall corporate structure didn't work, their freedom was still confined by Microsoft's rigid structure.

They're not the same company anymore the 'new' guys are probably plenty talented, but those accomplishments belong to the old staff.

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#22

Zombie_Barioth commented on Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Inc...:

@DGGames
There were also reports that Microsoft initially tried to allow them a similar environment they had with Nintendo, but still meddled too much, especially with Nuts 'N bolts. One of the reasons it became a kart racing game was someone from Microsoft claimed "nobody wants platformers anymore" and kept pushing them to change things here and there until it no longer resembled their original vision.

In-fact, I believe Nintendo Life did an interview with a few ex-Rareware employees who said they think if Microsoft hadn't bought the company most of the people who left probably would have stayed.

Are they a lot more free now? Perhaps, but it definitely wasn't the case at first.

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#23

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Monkeyofthefunk
Once again, yes it was, but not just the Wii. The casual/kiddie image us old hat, its been with them since the N64 and Gamecube. The Wii just made things even worse.

I don't think there's much Nintendo can do, besides just relaxing their standards a bit and focusing on including the modern-day features people have come to expect. Maybe revive their old 90's style marketing, just not quite so in your face.

As for 3DS fans not buying a Wii U, they probably don't feel they need one. The 3DS has them covered for most of their Nintendo games, and many probably also have an Xbox, Playstation, or PC for other games too. It could also be they don't like the hardware, or the perception that its dead/deing/ect. and will be abandoned early.

Lets not forget they still make some of the highest-rated games, and many people keep wanting them to go 3rd-party to some degree. If people no longer cared about Nintendo, why would that be, huh?;)

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#24

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Monkeyofthefunk
No, I only agreed with the former, their image is holding them back but its not the only thing, and those things are what caused their image problem in the first place. What I most certainly do not agree with is your opinion of those so-called "grey and brown games". If they aren't your cup of tea that's fine, but dismissing them as such makes you no better than those who dismiss Nintendo's games for being kiddie. Both are equally naive and ignorant viewpoints.

Their existence doesn't deminish the spirit of Nintendo's own games either, so them being on the console doesn't harm your experience or that of anybody else who dislikes them.

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#25

Zombie_Barioth commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

While I think its important for parents to be made more aware of and educated about the rating system, this here is not the way to go about it. Reporting parents to social services for neglect is a HUGE accusation to make even as a bluff, never mind over something as relatively minor as what kind media they're allowed access to.

Its not just some little slap on the wist and off you go if they choose to investigate it, the department would take it very seriously as they would any other case. Whats even scarier is there are a number of people actually OK with this, either based on what they deem the "right" way to parent, or its a sign there might be something wrong.

That's a HUGE slippery slope to go down. Following that logic, being "overly" shy/quiet is a sign of neglect too, so should parents of kids with those types of personalities be reported too then? It only says "children who are allowed access to games/products designated R18+" so what constitutes a "child" in this case? Nobody 17 or under can legally buy them, and are all considered minors, so where do we draw the line? Who makes that choice?

As for mature-rated content itself, its been proven many times that violence in media does not negatively impact people, not even children. Its actually proven to be beneficial. The only form of neglect is if the parents don't pay attention to what they give their kids, but if they do then who's to say they're wrong for allowing it?

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#26

Zombie_Barioth commented on Capcom's Gearing Up For a Major Monster Hunter...:

I can't see Capcom being too keen on moving the series back to Playstation after Sony tried to make them pay for server upgrades for MHP3rd, when Nintendo seems more than happy to help localize and market the games. Not to mention it was the DS they wanted to make the PSP games for in the first place, but it just wasn't strong enough.

The Frontier series is completely separate from the main series most people would be familiar with, so it could be Frontier 2 or something.

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#27

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Monkeyofthefunk
Ok, your not making too much sense here. First you claim @Carylan's points were invalid because the N64 was in a whole different generation, and when I point out why they are you jump to the Wii.

Nintendo's problems go back way farther than just the Wii. Yes, they got the casual gamers on-board which only bit them in the end, but they've had those aforementioned issues since the N64 days. People jumped ship from the SNES because of games like FFVII and Tome Raider, which Nintendo didn't have, and those games went to Playstation due to Nintendo's design choices.

As for the 3DS, it sold 50mil. worldwide, much of those sales were due to 1st-party content. That's a good chunk of what's available. Your only basing your claim on anecdotal evidence. If people didn't still like Nintendo games, they simply wouldn't sell, it sure as heck isn't Atlus or XSEED games making the system sell like that.

In short, it isn't Nintendo's games that are the issue, its them and their console's image, and a severe lack of 3rd-party games. The latter probably won't make a difference anymore, but they could at least try.

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#28

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Monkeyofthefunk
That isn't even the least bit true. People actually do still love Nintendo's games, if you haven't noticed, their handhelds' success is due in large part to their 1st party games.

People still love Mario, Zelda, and all the rest, the problem is their image, their design choices, and especially the fact that they're missing pretty much everthing else out there. As much as they might want Mario or Zelda its basically them vs. everything else and obviously Nintendo is losing.

Did you know only 4/10 of Sony's games are successful? Same is true for Microsoft, what else besides Halo and Forza do people care about? What do people care about? Those so called "grey games". @Caryslan's point was indeed valid by the way, it was the 3rd-party games that made people jump ship.

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#29

Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming Delves Into the His...:

@Artwark
I've been wonder that myself. Nintendo has played with a lot of today's modern concepts and technologies 20-30 years ago, so could at least part of the reason they act skeptical of them now be it failed way back then?

Its unusually defeatist of Nintendo, but it certainly makes sense. Miyamoto along with a fair few other senior executives were around long enough to experience every bit of it after all.

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#30

Zombie_Barioth commented on Bandai Namco Celebrates the 20th Anniversary f...:

A Tales of Symphonia/Dawn of the New World/Graces F collection popped up on Amazon Europe, so maybe they might port it to Wii U seeing as all three were on Nintendo consoles. More likely than not a compilation of some kind is probably gonna be announce seeing as its an anniversary celebration. Last time we got Symphonia Chronicles.

I can't think of much else besides a next-gen Tales of game on PS4, or something to do with tales of Zestiria.

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#31

Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Know Absolutely Nothing About Pokémon...:

@KTT
This isn't bad as far as Youtube videos go, but I would expect a bit more from an officially sponsored channel, and especially from Nintendo itself. i see what they were going for, but they should have quickened the pacing a bit to give it a bit more oomph.

I don't know why they don't make live-action ads like they used to in the 90's-early 2000's, but more modern. Some of them were actually pretty good, like the bus driver smashing a bus-load of Pokemon into a Gameboy, or the one with the two kids trading Pokemon.

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#33

Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH
How the heck did I manage to miss your post?

Anyway, yeah, I do, had it since launch. You don't have to sell me on the series either, if my username wasn't enough to give it away.;) Started with MH3 and played almost every game from the PSP onwards since then (I skipped MHF2 for 2G/Unite).

So yeah, I've been speaking from experience. I just didn't feel the need to play the seniority card. Don't need it, a strong argument should be able to stand on it's own merit, and its just blindly walking into a potential minefield imo.

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#36

Zombie_Barioth commented on Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge ...:

@Meaty-cheeky
The only thing crazy about it is its just another example of how ridiculous NOA tends to be compared to the other branches.

Well that, and being the only branch that apparently doesn't want the money at all. NA is the biggest market, so surely even the regular-size model would make more here than everywhere else. Its money left on the table, any business doing that is crazy.

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#37

Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Superryanworld
True, its not necessarily about the extra bill though, just the fact that they're the only ones doing it. So its a case of they need it, yet Valve, Blizzard, Riot Games and countless other companies don't? I also forgot to point out we already pay for the game, which the online-pass fiasco actually proved pays for the online.

Honestly, its so ridiculous its laughable, especially when people defend it and start parroting the PR.

But yea, like I said its a good value if you actually use it, PSN is anyway I can't really say for XBL Gold. Netflix is almost double the cost per month, quadruple if you get more services, and can easily eat your bandwidth up if your a big movie/TV watcher. Heck, game rentals were what, $7 a week? God knows how much we spent on that growing up.XD

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#38

Zombie_Barioth commented on Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge ...:

@Meaty-cheeky
I'm pretty sure most Americans understand what 'XL' means, if not they must have an awful time cloths shopping.;)

It doesn't take a genius to see '3DS' and '3DS XL' and figure out one must be 'extra large'. As @Rocky2418 pointed out they don't even sell the regular 3DS anymore, and eventually they'll discontinue the old XL model since they have the New 3DS's. The only confusion there will be is why 2/3 systems are called 'New'. I can't say much else without repeating what's already been said.

The only good explanations I can see for this is either stocking issues thanks to the port strike making them prioritize one over the other to meet demands, or retailers didn't want to stock both. With this news I doubt its the latter though.

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#39

Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Einherjar
Your guess as as good as mine. I swear people must be bored, there's no real problems that need to be addressed so people feel the need to create some. That, or its a case of now that gaming is popular its now a 'new frontier' to conquer.

That was exactly my point by the way. The three of them are basically intertwined at this point, and you can't change either character without also changing the male/female hero duo against the the evil warlock story.

You might also argue Zelda is too closely linked (no pun intended) to the goddess Hylia. Her role and identity are arguably more important than Link's, and therefore so is her relation to him. Every goddess needs her hero.;)

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#40

Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH
I'm not saying the game isn't better without the new features, of course not. What I'm saying is what you're calling inferior are literally the game's own default settings. Arguing over it doesn't work since if someone doesn't like or simply doesn't use them then their experience isn't actually inferior.

Its a lot less like your car analogy and more like, I don't know, coffee. Some like it black, others like it loaded with cream and sugar, but there's no "right" way to drink it even if some people might try to say otherwise.

@Superryanworld
Principal for one thing, some people just don't feel like they should have to pay to play online on top of their own internet service, which isn't exactly cheap. On top of that they also don't like Sony and Microsoft's excuse that they "need" to charge, meanwhile other companies don't and they're easily making at least half a billion a year on it. That's pure annual profit, so its just going in the bank, not back into their service..

There's also the cost as @JaxonH explained, and the argument that the games are "free". Its a heck of a deal if your not particularly picky, but its basically a rental service, or a plus for paying for online depending on how you look at it.

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#41

Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Einherjar
My thoughts exactly. I honestly don't understand the fascination with gender-bending characters, and the logic that they use to argue for it is baffling.

People use the argument that Link is almost always a different person, 30 years later when he has literally always been male, always Hylian, and almost always blond. Never mind Zelda, Ganondorf, and him have always been apart of a triangle, and that can't be broken without also changing Zelda's character or her relation to Link.

The most baffling thing though is the assertion that this is the biggest and most important change Nintendo could make if they want to shake up the series's formula. Not only is it absurd by itself, it contradicts their argument that gender doesn't matter, and implies their ideas can't stand on their own.

I can't help but question what their actual motives are, since from what I've seen most of the "evidence" supporting any argument of this nature in gaming is cherry-picked, taken out of context, or misconstrued. Its only a problem if you can't simply enjoy a game's story and narrative for what it is.

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#43

Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH
The experience is the same one its always been though, so the absence of the second-screen doesn't actually make it clumsy or inferior. Otherwise, by that logic, anybody who doesn't actually use the features automatically have the worse experience too. See where I'm going with this?

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#44

Zombie_Barioth commented on New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese System...:

There are two reasons for it region-locking. The first being to limit the effects of piracy, since the idea is if your console can't play it you won't pirate it.

The second is actually to prevent people importing cheaper products, this is mainly for Japan and is actually a pretty common practice for Japanese companies. Its not just due to exchange rates either, a lot of it for price gouging, and trying to keep the money circulating within their own country.

That's how it was anyway, since only Nintendo are doing it still.

@TingLz
That's actually a big reason for movie and TV piracy, people pirate to get shows that aren't available in their region. I can't see why it'd be any different for games. People actually make foreign accounts just to download games, and even use VPNs or fake accounts to bypass IP blocks for online games.

If piracy is deemed cheaper and more convenient than the legal way then people will go that route. Yes, that includes hacking and using CFW to bypass regional restrictions.

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#45

Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH
Let me guess, what you mean to say is now that Monster Hunter has shortcuts and all that you feel like you can't live without it, not that it needs it? Is that at all accurate?

The only reason MH needs it now is they've added extra functions in 3U, 4, and 4U that require a touchscreen. Otherwise, the UI has barely changed since the original PS2 games, and the general pacing has been the same since MHF1. The main difference is the games are more fluid and polished, and the monsters behave more organically.

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#46

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

@Timppis
5-6 years isn't really short for a home console, not for official support anyway. It only seems short because last gen lasted so long, and previous consoles lasted quite a while after its successor released before officially being discontinued. Its not like either the Wii U or 3DS will disappear as soon as the new device comes out. Its just as if not more likely to be a successor to the 3DS.

On the plus side though, it'll allow them to easily catch up to the Sony and Micrisoft power-wise if they keep up the 5-6 year cycle.

If its some sort of hybrid console I wonder how they'd handle it. It could just as easily just be a regular console and handheld that work together like the PS4 and Vita. Its likely just wishful thinking but it'd be funny if they bundled them together like people wanted Sony to.;)

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#47

Zombie_Barioth commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

@CharleSketch
What they probably mean is they'll pay the difference out if their own pocket if need be. They said they only need about £400,000, that's quite a bit for a few guys to pool together.

That's also just what they think they need, which if they funded themselves is all they'd probably have to put into the game. With more funding they could put more into it, like having Grant Kirkhope do the soundtrack. As happy as he'd probably be to work on a spiritual successor to B&K I'm pretty sure he would still want to get paid.

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#48

Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE...:

@Timppis
http://www.pokemon.com/us/legal/

The only thing Nintendo is specifically credited for is trademarks, the only thing they own are character names, logos, and the trademark for Pokemon. Game Freak isn't a subsidiary of Nintendo either, its a privately held company, of which they might have sold some shares to Nintendo.

As for the last point, I didn't say another company couldn't, only that Game Freak is the only truly successful creator of this particular sub-genre, so it's unlikely another company could handle it.

I never said Nintendo cared what they say either, only that Game Freak probably doesn't want to risk it. They're so heavily associated with one another that it wouldn't look good for them to be speaking negatively about Nintendo's consoles. All we'd see are headlines reading "Wii U is selling poorly says Pokemon Developer" and stuff like that.

Zombie_Barioth

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@Timppis
Game freak owns part of Pokemon along with Nintendo, so no, they can't actually take the series away from them. As for Nintendo not "needing" them, they sorta do, beside Game Freak being partial owner of the IP.

Ever notice how not a single company has successfully replicated Pokemon? Several have tried, and all 3 are niche at best. Sure, they could find somebody else to make the games, but Pokemon is the 2nd most profitable game franchise in the world and one of Nintendo's biggest, they seriously don't want to screw that up.

As for this excuse, its sorta reasonable, aside from the "we forgot" line. My guess is they don't want to risk angering Nintendo by speaking negatively about the Wii U and stuff like that, lest they bite the hand that feeds them.

@locky-mavo
Game Freak have never made a console Pokemon game or spin-off, only the main-series games. They aren't a big company at all, the staff only consists of 73 people. Most of them are probably working on Gen 7, and maybe a sequel to ORAS or something.

Zombie_Barioth

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@Chicagoway
Sorry, I though you meant it the other way around, as in the "that's what the retailers are doing" excuse. My point still stands though, this is quite normal in the second-hand market already. Heck, NL has already reported on a few.

Funny though how disagreeing with someone makes you a white knight.:P

No, all I'm saying is just because you don't like something, doesn't make it sleazy. There were no tricks, whoever bought it knew exactly what they were getting, and for how much. They paid $500 and actually got $500 worth of stuff.