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Zombie_Barioth

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#1

Zombie_Barioth commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:

@3Daniel
Those still take up space too though, which can be a problem for dorms, apartments, and other small spaces. Games take up a surpring amount of space as well. Found that out when I moved and what I thought was a "small" collection took 2-3 boxes by itself. Plus, having a small, semi-permanent home makes one think about this stuff.:D

@DGGames
Emulators don't infringe on copy-right, thats why they're considered legal in the first place. They aren't responsible for what other people do with their software either, thats like saying a brewery is responsible for under-age drinking. You can't control what the end-user does with your product.

As far as the industry is concerned, used games are as bad as piracy, so by their logic those legally bought 10-20 year old games are "stolen" too. Games they don't profit from either way, so the only "legal" way of playing their games would be the VC, PSN, GOG, ect. Legal doesn't always equal moral, the world isn't that black and white. Thats why you have 'hard questions'.

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#2

Zombie_Barioth commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

@Yorumi
I'm not entirely sure due to how long its been since then, but I think the version parody MIGHT have been Nintendo reinsuring people that the 3DS version won't affect the Wii U version. So it was likely all just PR when they announced it'd be on both, until "oops" they couldn't do it. The catch is they're still technically equal, so they 'did' keep their promise.

The 3DS is supposedly slightly weaker than the Wii, so I don't see how its not strong enough. I swear, its the "no cut-scenes" fiasco all over again.

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#3

Zombie_Barioth commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

Wow, hard to believe its been so long, two console generations later and it somehow still feels like just yesterday. Nostalgia is funny that way, huh?

The Gamecube is easily one of my favorite consoles of all time, so many of my all-time favorite games are from that period too. Lost Kingdoms I&II, Custom Robo, Tales of Symphonia, Pikmin, Pokemon Colloseum/XD, Zoids: Battle Legends, and the list goes on. Smash Bros. Melee is one of the few games that barely work its been played so much (MH3 being the other).

It was a pretty interesting time for Nintendo as well, between the GBA player, GBA-Gamecube link cable, the Wavebird, e-reader, and the console as a whole. Its intersting, Nintendo never actually stopped experimenting, they just ignore power.

Unfortunately, an apparent disagreement between the Wii and 1049-block memory-cards wiped mine clean 13 years later. Seems noiser than I remember too, probably about time I take some compressed air to it.

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#4

Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Q...:

@LetsGoRetro
I know, I'm just going by past sales for an educated guess. There aren't a whole lot of console Monster Hunters out there in the west. MH3 is the only modern one besides MH3U that sold "well", but its still only 2.7 or so million out of 100mil. consoles. No idea what to make of ithat.

Who knows though, MH4U is the 1st 4th-gen Monster Hunter we're getting, and the hype for it seems pretty good. Its an actual 'new' game for us, and so are many of the old monsters. Unfortunately we'll probably never know, this was confirmed to be a mis-print.

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#5

Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Q...:

@LetsGoRetro
Its not a "monster" seller on Wii U, MH3U only sold .50mil. compared to 2.60mil. on 3DS. The fanbase is pretty firmly rooted on handhelds. The only reason Capcom bothers with a console version is supposedly MH should do better there in the west.

@faint
The 3DS version sold 5x more though, 50k is kinda low even by niche standards. MH4U would still be just an HD port as well. The 3DS does get more support, but hypocrisy is still hypocrisy.

@Iceclimber
Thats an interesting point, haven't thought of that one. Haven't seen anyone bash Nintendo for not making OR/AS Wii U exclusive spicifically, thats a new one. I've seen them bashed for not making a main-series game for consoles in general though. Either way they don't seem to get why Pokemon is succeful in the first place.

I'm glad its not just because I won't be eating crow for all those times I've said its not.;)

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#6

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Patent Hints at Pokémon Standalone C...:

@rjejr
I think the idea is that they can make softeware thats simpler and much cheaper than the MSRP of 3DS games, without disrupting the current retail model or flooding the platform with casual or kid's games.

Knowing how Nintendo handles handheld tech they could probably manage to knock the price down to $50-$60. Your right the 2DS is often $99, but thats the retailer's sale, so they could be taking a $30 hit for each sold. Nintendo isn't so keen on taking such a loss. I'm gonna try to see if I can find what the Pokemon-Mini sold for, that'd be better than just guessing. Besides, now I'm curious, and a bit nostalgic thanks to OR/AS.:D

edit
Accoring to Eurogamer it was £39.99, I couldn't find a US price but thats $51.82 converted. The games were £14.99/$19.92. They were more like V-pets in build quality and design, black and white and ran on AAA batteries. Nintendo also partnered with SEGA for the Pico edutainment systems, so that could be what this is if its in the $70-$139 range.

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#7

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Patent Hints at Pokémon Standalone C...:

@rjejr
The only games Abrella has worked on were Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokemon Channel, Pokemon Dash, Pokemon Ranch, and the Rumble series.

I think @Thomas is right about it being more like the Pokemon Mini, so it'd probably be priced more like the older Leapster tablets. Those go for $70 and the games retail for $24 and under. It could even be apart of their QoL thing. Not sure what the Pokemon Minis went for, but they did sell along-side the Gameboy Color. Those were around $100 like the 2DS.

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#8

Zombie_Barioth commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

@McGruber
Do they? Your aware of the history of Nintendo's handhelds, right? The "older, affordable technology" thing was Gunpei Yokoi's philosophy, and its because of that Nintendo has been the reigning king of the handheld market since.

You call it an "excuse", but its never been a selling point of their handhelds, and its never been an issue. The only issue here is your basically cramming an Xbox 360 game onto a Wii, so of course there are going to be concessions somewhere.

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#9

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White...:

@DerpSandwich
Thats certainly a possibility, the problem is it doesn't mean he didn't understand what he was doing either.

@Kaine_Morrison
No, its open to the public. That doesn't mean your allowed to just casually stroll in and help yourself to a cup of coffee. Nevermind that its the home if the president, its still someone's home, would you want strangers wandering around yours?

Considering who he is and what he does, the president would have plenty of enemies. Small or not this guy could gave been a decoy. That pikachu could have been consealing a weapon or explosives. If you wanted to sneak in and harm someone you wouldn't want to 'look' threatening. You'd want to blend in and seem nonsuspicious. At most they most likely ordered him on the ground and pinned him, thats not "excessive", thats standard proceedure for a percieved threat. Doesn't look like even they cuffed him.

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#10

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White...:

@BLPs
Yea, cause we certainly haven't heard THAT one before.:P

For all the guards knew that plushie was loaded with explosives, and its not like people with bad intentions go through the front door. Your comparing two completely different situations, one being a perceived threat.

I seriously doubt the fence wasn't guarded, the guy probably waited until he thought nobody was looking before bolting over it. You can clearly tell in the 1st shot he got caught almost immediately. They were definitely ready, its probably just a difference in tactics.

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#11

Zombie_Barioth commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

@IcyWolfosKelsos
You don't, and anyone telling you otherwise is just bsing you. They do these kid of events in hope you will though, just getting people into a store suppossedly raises the likelyhood they'll will buy something.

Sorry to hear you had to deal with some jerk who can't separate personal and business. Sad thing is he probably doesn't realize that it'd be his loss. Next time you should just ask if they want your business or not.

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#12

Zombie_Barioth commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@mh1989
Nice try, but I never said anything of the sort. Your playing the age card, which just further proves my point. Reciting your age, that your "an adult", to reinforce your stance isn't mature. Do you realize that "kiddie" is also synonymous with adolescence, juvenile, and even teen? Those can easily describe most of the game you listed, especially Arkham being rated 'T' itself, and by extension kiddie. Your once again confusing the outward appearance for maturity (or lack there of), thats why I suggested Archimedes123's video on kiddie vs. mature.

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”-C.S Lewis

That sums up the point I'm trying to make perfectly. You don't like something? Great, more power to ya, but you shouldn't need terms like "kiddie" or being "older" to validate your taste. Your the only one making such claims, nobody else is, not even fans of those "kiddie" games, are trying to make a case either way. In other words, its completely unnecessary. Your starting an argument where there doesn't need to be.

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#13

Zombie_Barioth commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@mh1989
Thats not Nintendo though, nor does it have anything to do with their games being "kiddie" as you claim. Neither Ridge Racer nor F1 have any qualities that make them inherently "mature", no more so than games like F-Zero, StarFox, Project S.T.E.A.M, and such. Your confusing 'dark', 'gritty', and 'realistic' for "mature", none of which are synonyms

Terms like "kiddie" are nothing more than scapegoats, theres nothing mature or grown up about using them to describe something, your actually doing the opposite. The only time I've heard them is from kids going through their 'grown-up' phase.

Heres a little food for thought-http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=9Y_mG3kiV8M

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#14

Zombie_Barioth commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

@Porky
I've heard stories like that before, its just some less than honest employees trying to boost their numbers. The only reason for these in-store events is to draw customers to the store, in this case OR/AS is coming out and they're hoping you'll pre-order while there.

Thats actually the only reason I'm not bothered, since I'm waiting to see if we might get the limited edition steel case and figurines. I don't like how they're back to back though, I get Diancie being exclusive, but the shiney Gengar with it's mega stone is pointless.

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#15

Zombie_Barioth commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@mh1989
And exactly what defines something as "kiddie""? Honestly, I've never actually heard a mature person use such a term. Throwing around terms like "kiddie" as if they mean something, as if they make one sound mature and sophisticated for using them, is infact a hallmark of immaturity. Do you remember that quote by C.S Louis?

@Spoony_Tech
Its not Nintendo whos in charge of MH4U though, where as they own Brownie-Brown/1-UP studio, and are publishing Fantasy Life outside of Japan. Same with Xenoblade. They don't really have a say in what Capcom does with Monster Hunter, its made and published by them, and Capcom has no reason to remove CCP compatibility from their game.

Besides, our version if Fantasy Life was two separate versions in Japan, where as MH4U is the same as the Japanese version. Both it and the original vetsion has CCP support, and MH4U is essentially just a complete edition that skips the expansion packs all together.

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#16

Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

Pretty amusing, some of the reactions were sorta cringe worthy, but the positive outlook towards the end was nice to see. Their answers to "would kids today tolerate it" was actually pretty surprising, in a good way. You wouldn't expect to hear that from people their age.

I think people are over-reacting a bit though. Yea, theres no reason they have to or should know much if anything about old systems, but there isn't any reason they couldn't either.

They could easily have still owned or at least played them. One guy even called the NES the "vinyl of gaming", which puts a damper on the "before their time" argument. That would be just as unreasonable, but somehow gets a pass in favor of calling out people for sounding like crotchety old geezers. Chances are most people know about and even take interest in things from before their time. Gaming is no exception.

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#18

Zombie_Barioth commented on September's Club Nintendo Reward Details Are C...:

@crzysortagamer
True, the coins are a 'bonus' but they're also the main point of Nintendo's reward program. The value you get for the coins directly influences the value of the program. These rewards don't really 'cost' them anything because they're digital, so even the 'loss' of the sale is likely cheaper than manufactering and distributing physical prizes. They're also older games that had they're time to generate profit, thats why Nintendo staggers VC games in the first place.

You should also consider that to get enogh coins for these rewards you have to buy 4-5 games based on their coin value. Thats $200-$300 for a $10 or less game. Thats 5% at most. For your average consumer that would only be 1-2 rewards a year, plus the gold/platinum one. Less so for physical goodies.

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#19

Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Ser...:

@unrandomsam
Because doing it that way would be a big mess and clutter up their channel along with peoples' subscription feeds. This is a two part series (so far), so you would just have what would have been 5-10min. videos broken up into 20-30 or so 10-20sec. ones. They're not all just "tricks" either. Doing it your way doesn't make sense from a practicality stand point.

Theres also the entertainment aspect, so its the difference between, say, watching the discovery and reading the magazine.

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#20

Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

On Sony "copying" the SNES design with the dualshock, people do remember Sony and Nintendo originally collaborated on it, right? I don't think it was 'copycating' so much as reusing (and possibly altering) part of the console they were originally working on. In all fairness, everyone now copies their design, even Nintendo.

@KingMike
I belive your right, they covered the N64 during a 'history of' series or something they doing for Nintendo's consoles if I remember right.

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#21

Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The ...:

@CaviarMeths
Same here. Maybe a more tradtional-style RPG, active-time like Tales of perhaps? PokemonXDigimon is the most obvious one, and could have been a Project X-zone like cross-over.

Thats all I can really think of that they do that'd mix well with Pokemon, besides a different style fighting game.

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#22

Zombie_Barioth commented on New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter S...:

@rjejr
The former. You were misding your trademark ;) so I literally couldn't tell. I suspected as much though, but with the lack of expression and this being the internet and all, you never know.;)

And yea, Japan doesn't really like Xbox, but it does have a cult following apparently.

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#23

Zombie_Barioth commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@unrandomsam
"If they just put translations into the Japanese release and it was playable then they could do that for more games than doing a full localisation."

Last I checked, most people prefer games in their language, one that they can easily understand. "Playable" is highly subjective and normally just squaking in quality. Barring all but the mist niche games (which normally just lack an English dub), if I'm shelling out $40-$60 for a game released on my home soil, I would expect more than just "playable" for my investment in their product.

Localization isn't just translation of text, its a translation if the game itself. In quite a few cases, companies have built their name on their localization, and a good part of a game's charm comes from it. In fact, even some of Nintendo's own games are popular due to their localization, namely Animal Crossing and Mario&Luigi. Mario himself has always had an English voice actor. Its not something to simply skimp on, and doing so comes of as cheap and shoddy, harming the quality of the game itself.

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#26

Zombie_Barioth commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@IceClimbers
Yea, Tomodachi Life is definitely a game that screams 'Japanese' if I ever saw one. Don't have the game myself, but boy I've seen the GIFs.:D

I'd say Nintendo does better than a lot of companies when it comes the localization. Theres not too much we don't get, Animal Crossing is the only one I know of that was "too weird" for western audiences.

@Kolzig has a good point about the account system being the issue. I wonder if it isn't due to everything being tied to the hardware rather than a separate account, so there is no way to region-lock just the accounts.

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#27

Zombie_Barioth commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@IceClimbers
The problem with that is, going by Nintendo logic even with region-locking we might not get games. It certainly didn't encourage them to localize Xenoblade or the other Project Rainfall games. We almost didn't get Animal Crossing at all, what saved it was Tree House playing around with the localization and everyone loved what they did. For one reason or another we never got the sequel to Hotel Dusk.

At least without regio-locking there wouldn't be anything stopping you assuming the game is already in a language you understand. There really is no goid reason for it. Any "legal" or "cultural" reasons Sony and Microsoft have to deal with as well, Nintendo isn't special in that regard. Its not their job to be helicopter parents for their customers either.

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#28

Zombie_Barioth commented on New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter S...:

@rjejr
Took the words right out of my mouth.:P

The 3DS doesn't really need the boost, and Japan likes their handhelds as much as we like our consoles. I wouldn't surprised if Nintendo is holding off so they can focus on Japan, just as Sony did the exact opposite with the PS4. Its launching with MH4U too, and you can just imagine how that will turn out. Japan loves their Monster Hunter.;)

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#29

Zombie_Barioth commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

@Mega719
Its not 3rd-parties that are declining. Notice how its mostly 3rd-party games on that list? The only 1st party games are MK8, Yoshi's New Island, Hyrule Warriors, and The Last of Us Remastered. The fact is, at least for the Vita, Japan is getting games we aren't, and these otherwise 'niche' games are popular over there. Moster Hunter and Dragon Quest are good examples here, the latter is actualky more popular than Square's 'flagship' Final Fantasy.

Your right about the Wii U getting shoddy ports though, after all if I have another platform why would I buy version thats missing DLC and whatnot? The problem is, there isn't much left of exclusivity these days, certainly not in the AAA market. The only games that tend to be exclusive anymore are those 'niche' games that usually stick to the platform they sell best on. Unfortunately, Wii U is missing out on both ends.

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#30

Zombie_Barioth commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

Can't say I have much if any sympathy for them, not when you have companies like Atlus, XSEED, or NIS, that make a living localizing games that are considered 'too risky' by most other companies. Surely much bigger companies like SE are far more capable than they are, especially when its their second largest franchise, the game Enix built its reputation on?

At the very least they could localize the DQM remakes, they would still need to do it from scratch but they aren't very text heavy originally being GBC games and all.

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#31

Zombie_Barioth commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@minotaurgamer
Thats not why the N64 and Gamecube did poorly. They made some strange design choices that alienated 3rd-parties, along with some quedtionable policies and their overall additude towards them. When they left their fans followed.

Miyamoto never once said the word casual, people are just infering thats what he means by "passive". Passive being those who don't take an active interest, they expect you to entertainment them, rather than look for what they want themselves. They don't want to try something new on their own or challenge themselves. I guess you could say they're the type who wants to have their hand held, spoon-fed, whatever you wanna call it.

Your stages of grief argument doesn't work, your connecting events that don't have anything to do with one another. Further more, you could consider your "denial" point to be optimism, and Reggie's "whats wrong with you" isn't anger, its his way of saying "your cazy to miss this". Its a marketing stcik, just like "get N or get out".

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#32

Zombie_Barioth commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@OmegaStar
I doubt they'll completely drop those games, since they'll need something to round out their selection. The way it sounds Miyamoto considers 'core' gamers just anybody who takes an active interest, those who seek games that interest them.

Animal Crossing has become a big part of Nintendo now, so it appeals to more than just 'casuals'. I'd put it up there with the Sims or Harvest Moon, both have a good mix of core/casual elements that keeps them from alienating either side. I'd say sims and puzzles in general are pretty neutral actually.

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#33

Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@HyperSonicEXE
Isn't that what your doing? You have no proof of the time-frame of development either, yet you insist it "would have been in the game".

We don't know that for sure, but chances are if it wasn't released as DLC you'd either have to wait for MK9 or they wouldn't have made it at all. Thats usually what happens with scrapped ideas. The former would require you buy an entirely new console and a $60 game, this DLC can be had for Just $12. Which do you find more appealing?

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#34

Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Link, villager, and Isabelle in Mario Kart sounds weird, but seeing it it actually fits together pretty well. I guess Smash Bros. kinda helps with that, and Mario Kart isn't exactly canon to anything either so its not too far off.

For some reason looking at this version of villager I can't help but think of the old Animal crossing commercials.

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#35

Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@HyperSonicEXE
Then thats your problem isn't it? You just assumed that there would be no DLC, that Nintendo wouldn't change a thing. Nintendo has been making DLC for its other games, so why wouldn't they do so for Mario Kart?

If your argument hinges on the assumption that the DLC was made along side the game then you have a rather weak case. We don't know either way. It may have been started while the game was still being developed, after all it makes sense for devs to move on to the next project after they finish the current one, but that doesn't mean it was finished by the time the game launched.

At any rate, 6 characters, 8, vehicles, and 16 tracks is a lot of content to just squeeze into development, and its not actually due out until November so what could they possibly doing if not working on it? If its already done as you assume why wait 6-months?

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#36

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

The Wii U is just too expensive to be a "secondary" console, even if people want Mario, Zelda, and so on those games come with an additional $300 investment. Thats a big investment that they might not have time to get their money's worth out of. Same thing the other way around.

I'll probably go with a Wii U as my sole next gen console if anything, then pick up a PS4 later down the line when its cheap for all the JRPGs and other stuff I missed, like I did last gen. I have my 3DS and PS3 for a lot of those kind games right now, so I'll be plenty busy for a while, and with the Wii U I'd be all set.

@JaxonH
I'd have to agree with you that people are just acclimated to western-style games more now a days. I don't think its a case of other games slipping or anything, a lot of western games just stuck to PC, now they've migrated over and the two markets have merged. With it came huge Hollywood-style budgets and marketing. Anyone familiar with the movie industry should knows what that means.

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#37

Zombie_Barioth commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

This is pretty cool, I don't listen to music on my 3DS a whole lot but I do have a handful of favorites on it for convenience sake, and this feature kills two birds with one stone.

Smash Bros. has quite a bit of music in too, easily an album or two worth, so it adds a bit more value to the game as well.

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#39

Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I don't really see anything wrong with it either way, its pretty typical women's sports wear. Shes dressed no differently than a female MMA fighter, just with the addition of her jet boots.

Considering shes entering whats essentially a fighting competition the outfit is rather appropriate, and certainly no more outlandish than little Little Mac wearing nothing more than boxing shorts, a tank-top, and boxing gloves. Then theres the Wii fit trainer, whos dressed roughly the same way.

Saying that she should be or needs to wear her power suit also implies she isn't capable enough without it, which is the entire point of 'zero suit' Samus.

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#40

Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@Rin-go
The fact that other companies had to intervene even with Project Rainfall says otherwise, that and Reggie came right out and said they didn't think theres much interest in those kind of games. Even then they only localized Xenoblade, and only after Gamestop offered to handle manufacturing and distribution. At any rate, the fact that people question their intent is a problem in and of itself.

As for importing, you have to keep import costs and the like in mind too, and its not a question of what people can or can't afford. Why should people have to import another console? There is no reason, except Nintendo wants that extra console sale, and that certainly isn't a good one.

And as for your response to IceClimber's post, if that were true that would make every Sony consoles since the PS2 a major anomaly. In cases where that would be an actual concern they could just region-lock the disk.

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#41

Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@IceClimbers
No, it doesn't, no more so than any other company. It doesn't force them to localize anything, otherwise Project Rainfall never would have happened. I doubt even Nintendo would think such logic is reasonable, not that they ever give actual explanations for it anyway.

At least without region-locking the option to import and play them still exists, and doesn't require modifications or importing consoles. The latter would be another reason not to remove region locking though.

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#42

Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@WYLD-WOO
No, he had the right term. After all, where do you think 'Life Hacker' or 'Ikea hacker' comes from? They have nothing to do with the modern association of the term "hacker".

Anyone who tinkers with existing things in order to make them better or solve problems and shares those ideas can be called a hacker.

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#43

Zombie_Barioth commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge:

@tux_peng
I've seen themed ice cube trays before, wouldn't be surprised if there are Mario themed trays out there.

I just thought of something though, what if instead of a bucket of ice water, he rented a dunk-tank and fills it with ice water?

@Mario500
Thats the whole point. Doing something ridiculous like this help it stick in peoples' minds. How is this any different than a dunk-tank booth at a carnival-style fundraiser?

Also, the latter two parts of your complaint only make sense for the person doing it, and they can opt out. It just so happens people are choosing both options, so really your complaining about people doing something of their own volition.

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#47

Zombie_Barioth commented on Only 3DS Games Sold Over One Million Copies in...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
You'd think so, but the 'G' versions of the series have actually beaten the originals in sales in Japan, by at least a little bit.

MH4 is also one of the highest selling games as well though, so who knows. Interestingly, it seems the games based on the 2nd generation (the 'portable' series) sells the best.

Zombie_Barioth

#48

Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

@yuwarite
For all the reasons the free games on the official site aren't, because thats all this is. Its not really a 'full' game per say, more like a companion app/simulator for the TCG. The TCG hasn't really been tied to the rest of the franchise or even Nintendo at all (beside being Pokemon), so I don't see what needs to be "justified" about it. We literally got 2 TCG games 13-14 years ago, thats it.

Zombie_Barioth

#49

Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

@Einherjar
It doesn't, all this is, is an ipad version of the online TCG you can already play on the official site for free. So its pretty much like those app versions of Facebook games, they're just making it a lot easier and more convenient for people to play.

It wouldn't be a bad idea for them to make the GTS accessible on mobile too. Imagine having been able to play the dream world mini-games on a tablet.

Zombie_Barioth

#50

Zombie_Barioth commented on Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. ...:

@Dauntless
Well, the Wii is technically still capable of playing Gamecube games, its basically just missing the ports. So the Wii U should be just as capable. The problem would be the execution, since the Wii U has an entirely separate mode for backwards-compatibility.

I'm not too bothered about the lack of actual GC compatibility since at least it can be used for future games, but I am a bit miffed that they just now start making new controllers, but apparently couldn't be arsed to do it for the console that actually had it, ports and all.