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  • Kickstarter updates Terms for successful-then-cancelled projects

  • Nikanoru 22/09/2014

    -they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
    The hell is this? If a project failed because money ran out paying people to work on it, there ARE no more funds to refund or be used to "complete the project in some alternate form", are there? People can't live off thin air. Save for certain scams, in most cases that money is just GONE, and developers often actually pay more out of their own pocket to try and salvage it, making it even more impossible "use" any of those funds anymore.

    Surely a huge company like KS would understand this? Or am I missing something obvious here?
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  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • Nikanoru 20/09/2014

    @electrolite Did YOU get that the charger has been in use since the DSi and DSi XL and you don't need to have bought multiple 3DSes to already own multiple chargers? And if anyone thinks Nintendo zealotry is required to want to buy a 3DS after having owned a DSi well then Idunno what to tell you...

    I've got a DSi and a 3DS and I don't even plan to buy a n3DS until there's sufficient reason to do so (just a port of Xenoblade doesn't cut it). But I'm glad that when I do, I won't be forced to pay for a third charger just because some people don't want to carry two separate packages out of the store.

    The funny thing is, most people here like the "contempt for their fans" guy probably never intend to buy any Nintendo stuff in the first place, they're just here for the sake of bashing.
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @CynicalMe3 Hey, an actual argument other than "bduhhhr i hate ninty", cool.

    Well, your last sentence is certainly up for debate, although I think the ripping off viewpoint is a pretty strong claim that requires some strong proof. And IMO some strong dislike for Nintendo to begin with, evidence for this includes comments dripping with silly hyperbole such as "I can't imagine any other company showing such contempt for their fans." Right.

    What's not up for debate is the fact that a new Nintendo handheld owner has the option of adding a charger to the package. Someone who's owned several Nintendo handhelds would not have the option to remove it from the package, were it included.

    Oh and I missed one earlier: the 2DS also uses the same charger. So that's 5 systems.

    This is the reason standards exist to begin with, so you don't need to keep buying the same stuff over and over because it's incompatible with what you own.
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @electrolite
    Wow. It's been a while since I've seen your level of thickheadedness on this website. You couldn't even muster up an attempt at an argument.
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @electrolite Please do enlighten me. How the hell would it make sense to include the same charger yet again, when their previous FOUR (that's 4) systems used the same one?

    In what kind of weird reality does it make sense to take the choice away and just force another charger on the people who already own several... instead of *gasp* having it in a separate box?
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @RSX901 Don't you mean DOWNgrade? Games like the DS Zeldas or Professor Layton would become absolutely unplayable with the low precision of capacitive, not to mention you wouldn't even be able to see Link running around with your own finger in the way.

    Capacitive is one of the reasons cellphone games suck so much.
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @RyanDS
    No charger again though.

    I can't imagine any other company showing such contempt for their fans.
    You people really are insufferable. If they had included the charger (which is the same as the DSi, DSi XL, 3DS and 3DS XL) you would be bitching about what an awful company Nintendo is for making us buy the same charger over and over again when we've already got one.

    I have two of these chargers already and I applaud them for saving me the money on a third.

    So please for god's sake give it a rest.


    (Downvotes huh? lol, looks like they're out in force today...)
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @abigsmurf Yeah something about that seemed off to me in many other reviews as well. Especially this quote seems strange:

    The result works a treat, and allowed me to lean over and watch my Monster Hunter partners on their own screens from over their shoulder in 3D.
    How is that possible? How does the 3DS know to track your face and not the other player's? And even if it did, this would mean it would change the screen to your orientation and ruin the other guy's 3D view?

    Your explanation seems more likely.
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  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a cautious step forward for Capcom's troubled franchise

  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @z-surf-z It was just an improvement over 5 and definitely 6 in that regard, that's why people like it. It still had its flaws, like the useless flashbacks that only served to dilute the main game, and the lack of proper puzzles (I remember there was just one door puzzle that they repeated in different variations a dozen times). But it dared to take a step back and that's what some want to encourage.

    RE4 was a lot of different things, it was highly action focused compared to the previous games but it still had a number of real puzzles and more slow-paced sections.

    I mentioned this before, but ironically the most classic RE-like segment of the game IMO took place in the last area, the Island, when you enter the first building. You close the door behind you and there's a quiet, run-down lab with a dark droning ambient sound. Then you meet Oven Man. Then you do some shit with keycards and locked doors, then you meet the fucking Regenerators. The part where you thaw the freezer to get an item, thawing another monstrosity in the process and locking yourself in with it, was just perfect.

    And who can forget the wriggly bag Thing?
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  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @dimasok
    Why make half-assed attempts like Revelations 2 and reimagine in HD the original RE when you can start FRESH with RE7 and focus strictly on tension and fear as every single god damn person wants them to do?
    They didn't even re-imagine RE1. They're just porting the original Gamecube version. They haven't even bothered to re-render the backgrounds, leaving them a blurry 480p (or at least it looks blurry on an LCD TV) except with some photoshop filters here and there, with 1080p characters running around on top (which only serves to accentuate the 480p backgrounds, at least the original looked visually consistent). AND their idea of "widescreen" is to cut off the top and bottom of the 4:3 original and just have it pan up and down, worsening things even further.

    A sad fate for what was once the best videogame remake ever made.
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  • Neal Stephenson cancels his Kickstarter-funded sword-fighting game Clang

  • Nikanoru 19/09/2014

    @Jprime777 I don't know if this is what you're implying, but just in case: they didn't just "take" the money. It funded a company full of people developing a game for two years. The people asking for refunds don't seem to realize this. Reply +3
  • The Evil Within's TGS trailer adds a touch of class

  • Nikanoru 17/09/2014

    I don't know why everyone keeps saying how blatantly RE this is. To me it evokes Silent Hill a lot more. The asylum-type environments and rusty bloody nightmare dungeons, the psychological, supernatural stuff... RE's never been about that. It's about immoral corporations using conspiracies to hide huge laboratories away underneath creaky stuffy old mansions. It's about mutant virus outbreaks, and firing rockets at big human-engineered monsters. Not nightmares and symbolism and drama.

    Not to say I won't like the game or anything. But I'm definitely not gonna go in expecting a new Resi.
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  • Nikanoru 17/09/2014

    @-cerberus- The island, while it's definitely my least favourite section of the game overall, does feature the Regenerators which are still a contender for scariest enemy ever... actually a lot of the first main building you enter on the island is more classic Resi than most of the rest of the game. Reply +6
  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • Nikanoru 17/09/2014

    @menage It'll let her watch TV (or play other games or whatever) without having to interrupt your game! That's gotta be worth something surely. ;) Reply 0
  • Get scared and die trying in Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode

  • Nikanoru 17/09/2014

    So... do we know if the Alien can actually climb walls, ceilings and vents? Or is it just gonna walk around on the floor? Reply +2
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • Nikanoru 17/09/2014

    Doooooooooomed! Reply +1
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • Nikanoru 12/09/2014

    It's pretty funny how people just JUMP on a sales spike for the X1 and compare it to the WiiU as "proof" the latter is dooooomed when it's been neck-and-neck with the former in monthly sales most of this year so far, even outselling it lately.

    Also people love to forget the X1 has shown that it can NOT sustain higher sales after a spike, no more than the WiiU can at least.

    The WiiU is going to hold on to 2nd place in overall sales at this rate, whether you like it or not.
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  • Watch this Super Smash Bros. 3DS stream confirm playable characters

  • Nikanoru 11/09/2014

    @michaelvanoeteren WTF is with you people and your obsession with some big pterodactyl? Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 11/09/2014

    I'm so glad Duck Hunt Dog is real. :D Literally the best new character. Reply +2
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • Nikanoru 11/09/2014

    @midnight_walker
    It looks like a NES controller. Which was also a rectangle of black on a grey plastic case. It's not the most brilliant thing ever but "absolutely horrible" is just a little bit past reasonable for a hyperbole.
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  • Nikanoru 11/09/2014

    @supersmithnetwork
    If they had included a charger with the 3DS XL (which is identical to the chargers for the DSi and 3DS), people like you would've been all "FUCKING NINTENDO selling us the same shit we already have over and over!1"
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will debut as four weekly episodic downloads

  • Nikanoru 10/09/2014

    Co-op episodic crap. Thanks once again for shitting all over your original fans capcom. Reply -2
  • Destiny launch day live report

  • Nikanoru 09/09/2014

    So can anyone tell me what's so special about this game (compared to other big releases) that it deserves something like this? Aside from all the money they spent on their ad campaign, that is. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 stars Claire Redfield

  • Nikanoru 08/09/2014

    Overall, the game will be more of a traditional survival horror adventure than the action-filled Resident Evil 5 and 6
    Ummmm, making it co-op pretty much kills that notion right out the gate, doesn't it. Even if you can play solo, the optional co-op mode will force the game structure, yet again, into something simplistic and linear and action-focused.
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  • Microsoft UK confirms it is behind cheeky Destiny fragrance ad

  • Nikanoru 05/09/2014

    I know what I smell. A lawsuit! Reply +6
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Nikanoru 03/09/2014

    @lancashirered Wait are you... is this sarcasm

    I don't know what's real anymore :'(
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  • Nikanoru 03/09/2014

    @lancashirered
    Heh. I'm sorry but the condescension just drips off of every second of that video.

    (Dunno if you were sarcastic...)
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  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • Nikanoru 31/08/2014

    @Guy.J.
    "Swat" me, like an annoying insect? HAH, alright. I get what kind of person you are.

    Let's not beat around the bush, you love to call anyone any names you like for whatever justification you feel lets you get away with it. Talk about a child in a man's body. They're present on every side of this argument it seems.

    Come off your moral high horse, man. We can all see it's a fake horse.
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  • Nikanoru 31/08/2014

    @Guy.J.
    Being pissed off by a dishonest and hypocritical cheater makes you a manchild, if it's a woman.

    Interesting.

    Oh PS: I was totally alright with Quinn before this whole thing, in fact she earned a lot of respect in my eyes after the GAME_JAM episode. That's probably what made this worse, actually.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 30/08/2014

    @Doctor_What
    What makes her sex life fair game but the sex life of others remains undiscussed?
    She publicly made a point to equate cheating with rape. Then cheated. That's what makes this different.
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  • Nikanoru 30/08/2014

    @Discalceaterabbit
    No, it is absolutely relevant. I didn't just mention her cheating, but the public statements she made about cheating before she did it herself, multiple times.

    She has shown herself capable of making strong moral judgements, then betraying those same morals. Why would I trust anything she has to say?
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  • Nikanoru 30/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    As an aside from this whole debate, just out of curiosity, what's your opinion on Zoe Quinn as a person? Especially considering the fact she prominently postures herself as having advanced morals, called cheating in a relationship a form of "rape"... then went on to cheat on her boyfriend with multiple people.

    Idunno about you, but to me this calls into question everything she has to say about issues such as the ones presented in her game.
    Reply +13
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • Nikanoru 29/08/2014

    @sickpuppysoftware Hah, that's what my friend always used to call the little cursor nub that came with certain laptops... Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 29/08/2014

    @Oxybelis
    Fcking nintendo can not make a good handheld on first revision.
    ???
    The original 3DS was great, and still is.
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  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • Nikanoru 19/08/2014

    @Drakefury Also true, but the popular narrative of the WiiU selling the least consoles of all 3 and/or the Xbox1 "speeding past it" just has no base in reality. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 19/08/2014

    @midnight_walker
    Hasn't it only just sold more units than the Xbox One in about double the timeframe?
    Yes, but the latter continues to sell worse on a monthly basis (despite the price cut and the fact MK8's boost has tapered off). It's not catching up, and at this point whether it ever will is up for debate.
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  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • Nikanoru 16/08/2014

    These sorts of articles/posts always seem to (intentionally?) ignore the sort of exclusives that make many of the best games ever, namely those which are completely built for a system from the ground up and allow the entire focus of every single building block - right from the foundation to the icing - lie with making the best out of that system.

    It's a beautiful thing that should never disappear. Not until the day all systems are well and truly equal and run every game without any discrepancies whatsoever.

    Come to think of it, that will be one boring day.

    (Downvotes? I hope people aren't thinking I'm trying to defend MS here or anything... the new TR is not the sort of exclusive I was talking about.)
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  • P.T. is more than a teaser - it's a great game in its own right

  • Nikanoru 15/08/2014

    @Ragnab Agreed. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 15/08/2014

    This demo looks absolutely beautiful.

    It's also absolutely unlike Silent Hill in almost every way. Cheap-ass "screamers", seriously? I hope this is not what the game is going to be like, because I want to play a Silent Hill, not "Yet Another Generic Indie Horror".
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  • The Crew won't release on PS3 and Wii U due to different "technical infrastructure"

  • Nikanoru 14/08/2014

    I was under the impression that the new consoles all made use of a GPGPU? And that this would make porting to WiiU easier than 360 and PS3 since the WiiU also mostly relies on its GPGPU? I guess not. Reply 0
  • Hyrule Warriors had designs for a female Link

  • Nikanoru 14/08/2014

    @KanePaws
    I shall reluctantly accept (and wash my hands afterward).
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  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    @KanePaws
    Haha WOOO what do I win? :P
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    Actually I would DEFINITELY not want character customization in a Zelda game, even if it's just a gender select. Hell if they'd ever feel the need, I'd rather have a female Link as the only possible main character, rather than a selection.

    IMO stories in games always suffer from character customization.
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  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    @DrStrangelove

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  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    Looks alright I guess? But to me this just... veers ever so slightly too far into the realm of internet fanfiction and deviantart fanart. Reply 0
  • The Evil Within reveals Season Pass and three DLC packs

  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    My hype level for this game has dropped considerably since its first reveal. This doesn't help. Reply +18
  • Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are making Silent Hills

  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    @Mr-Writer
    I hadn't even thought about that, you're probably right. Even less cause for outrage then.
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  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    @alimokrane

    That AND several other titles in the series were Sony exclusives. There's precedent. It's generally been a Playstation focused franchise throughout its history, that's just a fact. It's not a defense for anything. It's just an explanation for why there is no "outrage", as opposed to TR where exclusivity shifted to a platform that never even had any TR games until last gen.

    I don't see what the issue is. You may not agree, but surely you can at least acknowledge that difference.
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  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    @alimokrane Silent Hill started as a PSX exclusive... and several other entries in the series never left Playstation platforms. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 13/08/2014

    Silent Hill has never been about jump scares. :/ I hope the demo is not a sign of things to come in that regard.

    Also the "we want you to shit your pants" comment adds to that worry.
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