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    I've changed my stance. Nintendo needs to go 3rd party

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 18 January 2017

    From my jump from the VTech CreatiVision way back in the 1980s until now, I've been a pretty solid Nintendo suporter. To those of you too young to realise what happened at the time, Nintendo's ideas towards numerousgame genres like Mario, Zelda and Metroid were considered revolutionary at the time. Compared to the previous gen of game consoles, the difference was phenomenal, and as such I've...

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    Pokemon Go latest updates (0.31.0)

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 07 November 2016

    So there's been some controversy over the recent update to Pokemon Go. The following changes have been observed: - Lowering find radius from 100m to 70m  - Eliminating tracking "bug" by disabling tracking altogether - Reports of some installations no longer allowing Battery Saver mode to be set - Reports of wild Pokemon fleeing from battle more frequently - Reports of gyms no longer...

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    Oh No, Square Enix, What Have You Done To Final Fantasy VI?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 16 January 2014

    Oh No, Square Enix, What Have You Done To Final Fantasy VI? JASON SCHREIERTODAY 3:00 PM   Share 2   Discuss 21   Bookmark When we first saw screens of Final Fantasy VI on mobile, I was a little worried. The sprites looked faded, as if they’d been accidentally thrown in a washing machine, and like the FFV port before it, the game...

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    Microsoft's original idea was not meant to be intentionally malicious....

    in Microsoft Discussion, last active on on 21 June 2013

    In the past 30 or so hours after learning about Microsoft's decision to reverse the DRM policy on the Xbox One, my stance has shifted from a confident fanfare for consumers rights to one of uncertainty of where the game industry was headed. Why? After discussion with a friend over the matter, he complained about the reversal, saying that he was sold on the fact that his software library could not...

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    Your iPhone Could Be Disabled During The Next Protest You Attend

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 20 June 2013

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2012/09/your-iphone-could-be-disabled-during-the-next-protest-you-attend.html The next time you’re at a concert and you whip out your iPhoneto record  the excitement, you may notice it doesn’t work. During the show you keep trying to turn it on but for some reason it just won't light-up. But miraculously when you go outside when...

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    Nintendo could save the WiiU with one good idea....

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 01 June 2013

    That idea could be: DS/3DS compatibility/emulation. Since the WiiU has a 2nd screen on its gamepad, it now gives the console the hardware capability to emulate games on Nintendo handhelds. There could even be an option to use the TV (top screen) in stereoscopic mode (which I realsie is a bit ironic, considering how much Nintendo dissed 3D glasses technology). It would suddenly introduce a ton of...

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    EA Origin: What are your thoughts?

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 05 March 2013

    I'm starting to get more and more turned off by EA Origin, and it mainly has to do with their strategy for drawing in people, and their attempts to muscle into Steam territory using their library of IPs. My initial thoughts on SimCity 5 were excitement, then a kind of neutrality when I heard it was always-on, and I thought "Ah I guess I could deal with it. I'll just grab it on Steam". Scratch...

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    Xbox might be the 3rd parties system of choice

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 01 March 2013

    When it comes to gaming politics, it's always a struggle between consumer and developer. The NES was a win for the consumer, despite Nintendo's heavy regulation on developers to ensure it didn't suffer a fate similar to the Atari 2600. Consumers created the demand thanks to Nintendo's quality 1st party titles pushing the way, and developers were forced to play by Nintendo's rules or suffer no...

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    Could Microsoft have done better than Xbox?

    in Microsoft Discussion, last active on on 25 February 2013

    Firstly, don't take this thread the wrong way. I'm providing different hypotheticals as to what the outcome would have been like. I like my Xbox, but I would like to know.... Could Microsoft have done better with the investment they put towards the Xbox for something else? That is, should Microsoft have not considered making the Xbox at all, and focused on another department? Let me explain...

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    System convergence: Is PS4/720 the first step?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 25 February 2013

    Entertainment system convergence isn't a new thing. In fact, Nintendo was once pretty adamant about being part of an all-in-one entertainment system for the loungeroom. After the fallout with Sony over the Play Station project, Nintendo grew cold to the idea and focused on maintaining its own licensing model for exclusive hardware, so this discussion doesn't involve them. With the PS4 confirmed...

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    Will the plagiarism ever stop?

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 22 February 2013

    So we all know that Sony's first Playstation controller was a complete derivation from the SNES controller, considering that the system was meant to begin as a CD addon for the SNES, but perhaps the copying goes a little further than people think... Take for instance the button layout for the SNES. The action buttons were always referred to (as a whole) as ABXY, alphabetical order layout. Now,...

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    Australian police raid next-generation Xbox leaker who tried to sell Durango dev kit

    in Microsoft Discussion, last active on on 21 February 2013

      Australian police officers appear to have raided the home of an infamous leaker of next-generation Xbox information. Known as SuperDaE, Dan Henry supplied over 20 next-generation Durango Xbox documents to gaming site Kotaku recently, detailing new controllers, a mandatory Kinect option, and the ability for Durango to run more than one game or application at one time....

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    Fast food differences between countries

    in General Discussion, last active on on 22 February 2013

    After reading the Coke vs Pepsi thread, I began to wonder: do ALL McDonalds and Burger Kings wordwide sell Coca Cola drinks? Do all KFCs worldwide sell Pepsi drinks? Are there other differences amongst fast food restaurants? Are there any fast food restuarants in your country that are nowhere else? What is your opinion of them? Are there restraunts located all over the world, but do unique...

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    What if Sony fails to get investor interest on Feb 20th?

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 19 February 2013

    Sony has strategically set a meeting for Feb 20th for a reason, and it's not just the PS4. However, the final outcome of the PS4 details may be determined by it. It's main focus is to get investor interest, and advertise something that could give a reasonable return on investment. The strategy is, depending on how much investor support they can collect, they'll have a better idea in time for E3...

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    Linear vs Non-linear games. Which is better?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 25 January 2013

    So after Eiji Aonuma's little announcement on Nintendo Dirct that they are looking into changing the linear structure of the next major Zelda release, I was discussing this with a friend. Being an old-school Nintendo fan, it brings back memories of the earlier 2D Zeldas, in which most of them could be completed in any particular path you wish, and I must say I'm excited to see what they come up...

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    My idea for a new service: Console Makers take note

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 06 December 2012

    Okay, before I explain this, I have to say that a friend and I have had this idea since 2006, and it's slowly evolved over time, up to the past week with the release of the Wii U...   My idea involves a paid subscription service (only in the order of something like $2 per month). With a large fanbase contributing (say 2 million subscribers), that would pool together quite a large amount of...

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    Skyward Sword story inconsistencies (SPOILERS!)

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 03 November 2012

    (This thread is meant to contain spoilers, so don't blame me if you read this and come across a part of the story you haven't reached yet)     I know this thread is a little late, considering we're approaching the 1 year mark of Skyward Sword. I stopped playing after the first temple with a distaste in the game, but only recently I've came back to it, and it's really grown on me. My...

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    If Nintendo played the Sony hype game.....

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 12 April 2012

    Everyone remembers the whole Sony hype machine that famously declared PlayStation 2 to have "Toy Story quality graphics", but what would happen if Nintendo played the same game? I ask this mainly because of my discovery of the WiiU containing a POWER7 based CPU, the same base used in the building blocks for Watson. For those of you who don't know, Watson is a supercomputer that recently beat two...

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    3DS Rant #2 - Button layout

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 11 December 2011

    So I've ony found this out recently thanks to the fast pace of Mario Kart 7... Let me say to begin with, I have some pretty big hands, big to the point where most controllers feel a little awkward to use sometimes but not big enough so that the original Xbox controller suits me (whose did?). After playing Mario Kart 7, which I think is probably the best Mario Kart I've played, I'm disappointed...

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    My rant on bad 3DS design: Power button

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 06 August 2011

    Can I start off by saying that the previous handheld I played before the 3DS was my DS Lite, so anyone familiar with the button layout of the two will realise what I'm talking about: So this morning I was playing some Ocarina of Time 3D. After a couple of hours of collecting items and completing a dungeon, I figured I should save the game. The problem is, old habits are hard to break, and being...

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