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  • The Witcher 3 can still look prettier as impressive new mod shows

  • Nikanoru 21/07/2017

    So right away, the very first comparison: the stones on the building look WORSE. It just adds more normal mapping to a rock surface that already had the exact right amount for the type of rock it was, making it look unrealistic compared to the original.

    Same goes for many other things in the video. Granted, some stuff does look better, but that doesn't matter if the other half of it ends up ruining the original graphics (and as such, the entire look of the game).

    Either you do it consistently or you don't do it at all. This is why game studios have art directors.

    And it's why fan mods suck more often than not. Most of the time, people just have no idea what they're doing.
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  • There's a lot to love about Absolver's martial arts-fuelled combat

  • Nikanoru 20/07/2017

    @johntanner SHHHHH rule 1 dude! Reply +1
  • Nintendo's new online service looks like it could be every bit as bad as you feared

  • Nikanoru 20/07/2017

    @Nynja Since the SNES? lmao Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 19/07/2017

    @vert1go
    screaming crazy Russian girls
    Can't help but think of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYB4v8uThXc
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  • SFANS portable dock for Nintendo Switch review

  • Nikanoru 18/07/2017

    @spekkeh This really puts everyone who cried like a baby about the official dock's price to shame, doesn't it.

    And also the setup of this unofficial dongle looks utterly stupid. The photo where it's in the stand with the thing hanging out of it - hateboys would go absolutely berserk if Nintendo had released that.

    Face it, there is nothing wrong with the dock. Even the fact that it covers the screen has a purpose: it's a very clear visualization that the tablet's screen is not (and cannot be) used during TV play.
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  • I meet the Romeros: An hour on stage with Brenda and John

  • Nikanoru 17/07/2017

    Was the timing on this article complete coincidence? It had me googling if there wasn't some relation between John and George that I somehow missed all these years. Reply 0
  • First look at Atari's new console

  • Nikanoru 17/07/2017

    @SinglePlayer It doesn't. The brand was bought up. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 17/07/2017

    InfogramesNotAtari Reply -2
  • How Splatoon 2's Switch tech improves over Wii U

  • Nikanoru 17/07/2017

    @shinku Hahahaha oh my god you keep coming back don't you? You have no clue what you're talking about, or what you think you heard. Yet you keep talking, despite having had things spelled out for you like you're a toddler. That means you're dumber than one. Or more stubborn.

    Your little crusade is hilariously pathetic.
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  • Nikanoru 14/07/2017

    @shinku Oh so now after your "26 fps average" bullshit, suddenly this isn't good enough either? Well, that's expected of you. :) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 13/07/2017

    @shinku LOL I'm tired of dealing with your ignorant shit.

    You're linking to a video of someone running in circles in a single spot where there's hiccups. Framerate drops were isolated to spots like that. When I say "90% locked 30" before the patch, learn what the fuck that means, mate. I'll spell it out to you like you're six years old because apparently you need it: it means that, on average, during every 10 minutes the game runs at a solid 30, you get 1 minute where it doesn't. But in practice, it wouldn't even drop that often. You could ride the fields for a long time without ever encountering a drop, and in the areas without foliage such as desert etc, there weren't any drops at all.

    Learn basic elementary school math, ok?

    Or don't, and stay a dumbshit forever.
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  • Nikanoru 13/07/2017

    @shinku Mate, get a fucking clue.

    Look at your own goddamn DF video and count how many seconds the line dips down below the 30 line, as opposed to how many seconds it actually stays flat. Even a fucking idiot like you can do that, can you? Count?

    And now imagine the actual drops throughout the game before the patch were much, much rarer than even that, because this only occurred in select spots.

    And then, fuck off.
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  • Nikanoru 12/07/2017

    @electrolite
    "The thing is that in odrer to call the Switch "the most technically capable handheld console ever launched" it should outperform 7th gen systems by far. From what i've seen so far, that is not the case."

    That's an oddly arbitrary measure. For it to be the most technically capable handheld console ever it has to be the most technically capable handheld console ever, which it is by some distance. How it performs compared to other home consoles isn't all that relevant.
    No idea why you're getting downvoted for this simple statement of facts. Some of these people are wrong in the head.
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  • Nikanoru 12/07/2017

    @shinku LOL you have no fucking clue what averages are, do you? How about you shut the fuck up yourself? Fucking idiot. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 12/07/2017

    @shinku
    Before the patch it was a 30 lock 90% of the time. After the patch the drops have been reduced to practically nothing. Fact.

    Whatever videos you saw cherrypicked moments out of the game and compiled them all in one place, for testing purposes or otherwise. If you look at those compiled few moments out of a 200+ hour game and conclude from that that the game "ran like crap" then you've got some serious bias, or you just don't understand statistics.
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  • Nikanoru 12/07/2017

    @kosmic2561
    There were games made that run on both (Black carts to my memory)
    had exclusive only games and not dual compatibility games,
    Did you read my previous post? It had mostly exclusive only games. Dual compatible games were in the far minority and died out after a while. Dual compatibility games were like the GBC games that also had extra features when played on the GBA. But we still call the GBA a next-gen console. Because most of its games were exclusive as well.

    N3DS and other newer half-way consoles have practically no exclusive games in comparison. Because the differences don't warrant it. Developers have not shifted over to the new version like they did with the GBC, because they are not next-gen consoles, there is not much to be gained from making games exclusively for the hardware, and there is no expectation that the audience has or will fully migrate to it eventually. All areas where the GBC differs greatly.

    Maybe you need some visual assistance. Here is a GB game:

    Here is a GBC game, using the full range of colours available (and no this is not a cutscene):
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  • Nikanoru 11/07/2017

    @shinku I have over 250 hours in this game, probably half of them before the patch.

    You are wrong.
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  • Nikanoru 11/07/2017

    Reading back the article:
    Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the one game that exhibits slowdown on Switch
    Is this going to be the narrative? Because even before the patch it was pretty much 90% a locked 30fps. After the patch, literally the only place I've been able to get it to drop is at the pedestal of the Master Sword.
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  • Nikanoru 11/07/2017

    @kosmic2561 Just wondering, were you there when it came out? This wasn't just a footnote in the year's releases like modern handheld updates are, with people wondering if they should upgrade or not. This was a proper new handheld console release, with proper hype that treated it as a new console in all the magazines, and proper new games. It was 9 years since the original GB was released, after all.

    What it's listed as today, doesn't really matter. The tech specs we're looking at in hindsight don't matter. All we cared about back then was that we went from 4 shades of grey to 32,768 possible colours, with 56 on-screen at a time (though, like the SNES, with programming tricks it could do way more). That's what made it completely next-gen, at the time.

    The 3DS has no noteworthy exclusive games outside of Xenoblade, and no new ones are even being made because the original 3DS is the default.

    In contrast, the GBC had almost all exclusives, with no new games being made that even ran on the original GB anymore after a small while. This is the hallmark of a new system that differentiates itself enough to be called a new console. Neither the DSi, New 3DS, PS4 Pro or even the Xbox One X share this characteristic.
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  • Nikanoru 11/07/2017

    @kosmic2561 It was a new generation console not only because it was a big jump forward hardware-wise, but most importantly because all new games were made exclusively for it (after a short transition period where only a small number of games were made to run in full color and still work on the GB).

    This is completely unlike the situation of any modern "refresh" or minor upgrade.
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  • Nikanoru 11/07/2017

    @bit-crusheRRRR
    Gameboy to Gameboy color
    That was a new generation console. The fact that it had perfect backward compatibility didn't make it any less so.
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  • Thoughts on three months spent with Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Nikanoru 16/07/2017

    @gillri There were 9 villages, at least if you count the Kokiri forest as a village (which I do, it has all the characteristics of one). That guy is insane, so are most of the obsessive naysayers in this thread. :)

    Hell, I've already got at least one loony who has been negging each and every single one of my posts - even the one where all I did was tell someone you can flip guardian remains over with ice blocks. It's hilarious.
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  • Nikanoru 16/07/2017

    @Tslog Ahahaha oh fucking hell what a gem of a post.

    I hope for the sake of humanity you never, EVER get into game design.
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @Tatsuo76 I can totally get that. For me I think something like Metroid is the perfect balance between open and closed. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @Jac In case you didn't know, you can make ice blocks in those puddles, and this is how you get up to those unreachable tree platforms.
    Also some of those random guardian remains you find sitting suspiciously on a flat piece of ground, a puddle will form there when it rains and you can make an ice block under them to turn them over and get a bunch of free guardian parts (more than just the one you get from examining).

    You can also push them over with a metal object, if one is nearby.
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @SBandy
    You know you could skip the cooking animation right?
    Considering the stuff he says and has said in the past, it's very likely that, no, he doesn't. :P And then gets very angry at the game as a result.

    He is trying incredibly, incredibly hard to squeeze out absolutely everything and anything he can possibly find to complain about with this game, not just here but on most other BotW related articles as well. I have no idea what the hell is wrong with him.
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @blankcanvas Ahhh no BotW article would be complete with a classic Blankcanvas post. Like the other guy said, the majority of your points are your own weird, personal grievances. You keep adding to your list with nonsensical bullshit I've never heard anyone complain about, such as the thing about the travelers for example (seriously what the hell kind of a weirdass complaint is that??? Yiga clan members are immediately recognizable if you have half a brain, they're the only people who stand beside the road whimpering, and they're exceedingly rare compared to normal travelers so what's with the "almost always want to kill you" nonsense?), and you end with your stupid Transformers comment.

    Show me on the doll where BotW hurt you?
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    But it also subtly changes the binary of older 3D games; of the traversable, and then the unknowable, unreachable rest.
    Precisely what describes my feelings on all open-world sandbox games in general, tbh. It has pros and cons. But alas, modern gaming demands it.

    it's lasting legacy
    Sorry to be that guy, but...
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  • Why Wii U ports on Switch are good for Nintendo - and for us

  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @electrolite Yeah that part made me laugh too. Caps and all.

    But frankly it doesn't seem out of the ordinary for some people here, which is amusing in itself.

    Edit: wow, hit a few snares there didn't I? :D
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @SpencerUk
    Wind Waker WiiU didn't feel right for me
    There's something off about it, isn't there? The original had the perfect balance of colours and effects to look like a beautiful cartoon. The remaster just threw a generic lighting model onto a game that was never designed for it. It just looks worse.

    And yet it's the version you always tend to see whenever the game comes up in an article or video, just because it's newer and HD. It's a bit sad.
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  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing Don't you know, every time Nintendo re-releases a game, they send people to your house to personally delete and/or smash any existing copies you already own.

    This is why a lot of people cry about Nintendo so much. They've been visited by the Men in Black.
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  • New Nintendo 3DS discontinued

  • Nikanoru 15/07/2017

    @samharper But we're talking about 2D pixel art. When the focus is on individual pixels there is a very significant visual difference in how the image blends together. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 14/07/2017

    @Dismiss Interesting how it differs between people. Myself, I've rarely taken it out. Goes to show it provides something for everyone I guess. Maybe that's why it's selling well. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 14/07/2017

    @samharper You're asking me why people enjoy native resolution pixels? I'm not sure I want to spend time having that discussion. Reply -4
  • Nikanoru 14/07/2017

    The "tragically" low pixel density actually provides somewhat of a last bastion for proper 1:1 resolution pixel art games. Once the 3DS line is gone completely, every other such game is going to have to make do with double/quadruple size pixels that'll always look worse in some way. Reply +5
  • Watch: 8 times stealth made us want to eat our own hands

  • Nikanoru 09/07/2017

    But... if you know that pressing up against a wall makes you climb it... just don't? Just walk next to it? That complaint just felt like someone trying their damnedest to find an additional talking point tbh.

    Either way I don't really see what was wrong with that section at all. Maybe I could see it being irritating if you somehow ignored the banana mechanic they clearly tell you about, and missed all the item platforms you can shoot to distract them, and missed the alternate routes, etc.

    Also what are you doing in that place with only 7 hearts and barely any armor. Seriously.
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  • Watch: 7 things we love about Overwatch's new hero

  • Nikanoru 08/07/2017

    Glad to finally hear someone who understands that Quick Melee is just that, QUICK. I've seen way too many people complain as to why he doesn't use his giant fist for an ability that other, much smaller characters use their regular hand for. Reply 0
  • ZeniMax faces lawsuit from singer Dion over Fallout 4 promo

  • Nikanoru 07/07/2017

    I know you all read the same thing I did when I read the title, right? Reply 0
  • Why people are still making NES games

  • Nikanoru 06/07/2017

    @Sesler Looks like one of those dickhead sellers already found my post. :lol: Or maybe it was a person who buys them and sees nothing wrong with it. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 05/07/2017

    For years, Hanley explains, retro game retailer RetroUSB was the only reliable source for NES cartridges and boards. And while they're still everyone's go-to, other suppliers have cropped up, bringing prices down and making appropriate quantities easier to purchase. However, building a cheaper and more approachable market had the unintended side effect of attracting cash-in shovelware devs, which put a damper on the niche market's enthusiasm.
    It also attracts people who sell pirated games. Worse than that, though, it attracts many people who see fit to steal other people's home-made fan translations and fan mods/hacks, put them on a cartridge and sell them.

    There are so many things wrong with this. Not only do they illegally sell the original copyrighted game, they profit off a fan's hard work without so much as even asking (of course, they would not agree even if they were asked). But worse still: fans distribute these translations and hacks as patches for good reason, namely so that they don't get in trouble for distributing ROMs. But these assholes just take those patches, combine them with the game, and distribute them together, possibly landing the entire romhacking community in hot water.

    Do not buy from anyone trying to sell a translated Seiken Densetsu 3 or Final Fantasy V on SNES for example, under the guise of "reproductions". Their business is illegal and immoral.

    In fact even with entirely original games, always make sure you are buying from the original creator (such as Hanley) and not from someone who swiped their work for their own profit.
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  • You'll never see a Game Over screen in Super Mario Odyssey

  • Nikanoru 06/07/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior Oh, well that's a relief.

    I do think I'll miss 1-up mushrooms, if only becuse they were one more unique thing to find out in the game world. I hope they'll add more different items to make up for it.
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  • Nikanoru 06/07/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior Idunno man, to me it reads like you just can't die in a level at all, which would kind of put a damper on the game for me. Reply 0
  • Maybe it's time for us to leave Sonic Team's take on its own series behind

  • Nikanoru 06/07/2017

    I don't really get why people are excited for Mania. It just looks like some extra Sonic 2 levels. Is that what people want? Reply -5
  • Nintendo dominates Japan's top 10 selling games of 2017 so far

  • Nikanoru 05/07/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 "Live a lesser life" hahahahahaha oh god you're even worse than the 12 year old shits on message boards way back then, holy crap.

    Fucking hell. "Live a lesser life" he says, you know I've seen a lot of pretentious little fuckstains on the internet, and that comment is really up there.

    Get some fucking introspection mate. You're fucked up.
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  • Nikanoru 05/07/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 Hahahahaha the old "mature games" stupidity, what the hell is this, 2002? Reply +6
  • Cuphead will never come to PS4

  • Nikanoru 05/07/2017

    I for one am glad to see it is at least not restricted to the windows 10 store.

    Edit: What the fuck is with the downvotes on this? You idiots would LIKE to see it kept off Steam and restricted to the Windows 10 store only?
    Are there Microsoft employees in the audience?
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  • Here's our first proper look at Destiny 2's hub

  • Nikanoru 05/07/2017

    What, no blackjack and hookers? Reply +2
  • Xbox fan with highest Gamerscore goes on honeymoon, loses top spot after 11 years

  • Nikanoru 04/07/2017

    On the one hand, I can't help but slightly cringe at what feels all too similar to the old "I don't have time for them stupid videogamez anymore cuz I'm having sex, brah". On the other hand, this does prove that even the biggest gaming nerd on the planet can get married, so I'll just try to see the positive message there. :P Reply +2
  • Why the SNES mini emulates more than just the console

  • Nikanoru 02/07/2017

    @I_Am_CatButler
    As Nintendo is also dabbling in mobile these days it might even enable them to follow Sega's lead in releasing emulated games on Android and iOS.
    When will people learn? Phones are no place for traditional games, and Nintendo would never let their classics suffer from shit on-screen phone controls that these games were never designed for. They've shown with their current phone output that they know exactly what sort of apps are suitable for mobile.
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  • Nikanoru 02/07/2017

    @goatwack
    Of course it's now become a must- have item, down in no small part to Nintendo's deliberate low production (same as with the Switch I guess) so as to keep interest sky high.
    Kindly piss off with that same old song. It's getting really tiresome. The component shortages affecting Switch supplies are well known.

    And you idiotic dickheads that downvoted this can fuck right off too. :) Your conspiracy theories are retarded.
    Ooh I stepped on some teeny widdle toes, boohoo! Downvote if you know I'm right about how dense you really are.
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