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  • Watch: Chris plays GoldenEye 007 for the first time

  • Nikanoru 10/02/2017

    @IanHigton Oh god Ian, don't tell me you made him play all the way with the standard control settings?

    Oh god really?

    Tell me you just did it for shock value.

    Chris, he tricked you! The game doesn't really play that way!



    On the topic of the N64 controller supposedly being "hard to go back to"... to be honest? I still can't play modern FPS games with modern controllers. I wobble all over the place like Chris does in this video (which is why FPS is one of the few genres I prefer on PC). But when I go back to the N64, for example Quake 2 which I recently completed, I immediately kick ass.
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  • Nikanoru 10/02/2017

    I'm always baffled whenever people complain about the controls in Goldeneye and you find out they've never even tried setting the controls to C for walking and analogue stick for aiming, which makes it functionally identical to modern shooters.

    That's like saying the controls in the original Half-Life release have aged badly because it used the arrow keys on the keyboard.
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  • Valve is making three "full" VR games

  • Nikanoru 10/02/2017

    Oh, good. They're gonna use HL3 as a marketing tool for their fucking VR helmets. Nice fucking job, Gaben. Reply -1
  • The Secret of Monkey Island's swordfighting

  • Nikanoru 09/02/2017

    Great little vid, these are getting ever better!

    I do kinda wish you'd have used footage of the original MI instead of the slightly off looking remake, but oh well.
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  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • Nikanoru 09/02/2017

    @UthredKingSlayer You clowns are so funny. I'm sure you'll get it right this time, buddy! Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 09/02/2017

    @UthredKingSlayer Sorry but the apps speak for themselves. :) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 09/02/2017

    Exactly. Anyone who ever thought Nintendo was going to "go mobile", or wished for it, is a fool. None of these apps were ever meant as anything but glorified advertisements for real games on their own consoles. As it should be. Reply -3
  • Watch: Johnny cooks the Baker family dinner from Resident Evil 7

  • Nikanoru 08/02/2017

    @riceNpea Presumably the chicken stock is quite salty and flavourful enough on its own. Reply 0
  • This Portal-themed HoloLens mod is a triumph

  • Nikanoru 07/02/2017

    Are the jittery and washed-out objects just because it's a homebrew mod, or is this inherent to the technology? Reply 0
  • Watch: Johnny and Ian get doubly disappointed by Double Dragon 4

  • Nikanoru 07/02/2017

    @smelltheglove
    Trouble is, even replaying the old games themselves sometimes knocks the rose-tinted glasses off of your face.
    Only if you're doing it wrong, i.e. modern rereleases, emulators, or NES mods/knockoffs running on an LCD screen.

    Agreed on your second point though. That is also why highly "inspired by" indie/kickstarter games often don't fare well, for invoking a comparison to their inspiration and coming out worse for it. Like the influx of zelda/mario inspired 3D platformers we've been seeing lately.
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  • Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

  • Nikanoru 07/02/2017

    @dark10x Composite (or coaxial believe it or not - it produces better colours than composite) is the intended and best way for a NES to display on a CRT. Great pixel art on the NES with its low color count takes advantage of line blur to create the impression of smooth shapes and semi-gradients. RGB mods ruin this, even though on a very shallow level some believe "sharper = better" regardless of anything else...

    Of course, anything displayed on a CRT is infinitely better than terrible looking bare stacked boxes-for-pixels on an LCD, which completely destroys anything most NES games tried to achieve visually. Might as well play on an emulator.

    Also, just because you're in Europe doesn't mean you're required to buy a PAL NES. Any CRT made after like 1998 or so will gladly take NTSC signals, and US NES consoles work fine with European power bricks so you don't even need a wall plug convertor. The only downside being you have fewer output options: coax doesn't seem to work properly at all.
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  • Nikanoru 06/02/2017

    @Dan234 After five minutes of googling, it appears this is due to the parental control settings on the Wii U.

    I haven't tried this myself because I never noticed missing games, but apparently it works like this:

    In the parental control settings page on Wii U, press X to get to the Wii-specific settings. Change it so that all games are shown. Then check the Wii shop page again. All "missing" games should be there.
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  • Nikanoru 06/02/2017

    @NekkiBB
    However, the forced lack of backward compatibility among system made me step out of the nintendo ecosystem. If I want to play the new Donkey Kong Country Returns, I need a Wii, If a want to play the successor game, I need a WiiU. Even in the eShop, the game library is tied to the system. So, emulated games cannot be transferred between systems.
    ??????????????????

    Can you tell me precisely how you came to this baffling conclusion, when 100% perfect backward compatibility has been a thing for Nintendo home systems since the Gamecube, and since the original Game Boy for handhelds?

    Pop your DKC Returns into your Wii U: it works (Have you ever even tried or did you just assume it didn't???). As do 100% of all Wii games. Transfer your Wii system to the Wii U and you'll have 100% of all your digital purchases right there on the Wii U.

    All DS games work on 3DS, no questions asked. All digital games on DSi can be transferred, and they are even available on the 3DS eshop normally if you never owned a DSi.
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  • Nikanoru 06/02/2017

    @Dan234 You must be doing something wrong.

    All games previously purchased are available for download, even if they have been delisted from the shop. And if you've done the transfer, 100% of all your digital Wii games can be redownloaded through the Wii shop onto the Wii U itself.
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  • Punching Nazis

  • Nikanoru 06/02/2017

    @Melonfodder I mentioned him in one of my earlier posts if you noticed. But anyway like I said, this post is over a week old. I'm gonna leave it be. For realz now. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 06/02/2017

    @Melonfodder Hah, dunno if you're serious there but if so, whoa, you actually proved my point? Not sure why I'm surprised. Thanks I guess. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 05/02/2017

    @Melonfodder Sure m8, in the mean time here's some reading material especially for you:
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  • Nikanoru 04/02/2017

    @Melonfodder "I've heard this, I've seen that", we've all seen things m8.

    Anyway, you replied a week after my original post. I can't be arsed to respond further.
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  • Nikanoru 30/01/2017

    @InterGerbil Tell that to Germany though. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 30/01/2017

    @InterGerbil Short term? Sorry to bring out a US example again (can't be bothered to google further atm) but these statistics show solar energy alone already employs twice as many people as all traditional fossil fuels combined - right now. http://www.iflscience.com/environment/solar-employs-more-people-than-oil-coal-and-gas-combined-in-the-us/

    On a side note, it's sad to see nuclear energy so low. I bet we could've avoided the climate mess we're already in if we didn't have so many idiots parroting their anti-nuclear nonsense worldwide.
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  • Nikanoru 30/01/2017

    @InterGerbil Your stance on jobs vs low carbon is strange in how absolute it is. There is absolutely no logical reason for it to be: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-25/clean-energy-jobs-surpass-oil-drilling-for-first-time-in-u-s

    And it's only going to be moving forward in this direction. Not backward.
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  • Nikanoru 29/01/2017

    @InterGerbil I just gotta wonder, are you really that typical of a person? Like 100% your beliefs exactly conform to all the classical far right talking points? Climate, immigration, health care, etc... isn't there a single thing in your lineup where you go like, well fuck, this might go against what everyone else on the right believes, but I'm my own person? If not, why?

    Like I'm on board with most "lefty" beliefs, but I seriously think Muslims in Europe are a problem (from personal experience). And I think almost all of the gender confusion crap going on right now is total bullshit. I have no qualms saying those things, even though they might be considered views of the "other side" from my perspective. I don't give a shit what's Right and what's Left, I go with what I think is logical.
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  • Nikanoru 29/01/2017

    @Melonfodder Well... by that measure the words racist, misogynist, nazi etc. should've lost their power by now also. You've described almost exactly how they tend to be used nowadays in certain social networks/circles.

    The people who use those words that way are the SJWs, and conversely the people who use SJW etc that way are the racists. I think both should be ignored.
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  • Nikanoru 29/01/2017

    @Brainflowers I guess it's normal for people to want to take a camp and stick with it, but I say when it comes to who to be pissed off at, as the old saying goes, "why not both?"

    As for the right gaining traction in governments worldwide, I think it may just be a necessary wakeup call. I think we'll come out stronger in the end.

    Maybe when the mess reaches boiling point we'll get a repeat of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-btTHxEMTw
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  • Nikanoru 29/01/2017

    @Brainflowers I was there cheering when gay marriage became legal in all of the US and laughing when the christians threw a hissy fit. I think Trump is horrific and dangerous, climate change deniers are retards, and as someone from a family who suffered under the nazi occupation I still somehow did not expect to see an actual honest to fucking god holocaust denier here in this thread (*cough*heimkineast), which is the sort of degenerate shitstain on society that keeps infuriating me that they somehow still exist every time I see one, even though I've seen them so many times.

    But still, I think the terms "SJW, snowflake, triggering, safe space etc etc" are perfectly valid to use when talking to certain people. They address real points about some of the wastes of breath we have on this earth. I don't want to be blind to these things even though I traditionally lean "left".
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  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • Nikanoru 04/02/2017

    @jacobean_blender Don't know why you got downvoted, you're spot on. Reply 0
  • Watch: Ian plays Super Mario Sunshine for the first time

  • Nikanoru 03/02/2017

    I think the only Gamecube game I ever played was Burnout.
    If only I could experience all those cube games for the first time again. I envy you, young man. You better make that gift work.
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  • Nintendo's final Wii U game, Project Giant Robot, has been cancelled

  • Nikanoru 02/02/2017

    @Mar27w Not gonna try to argue, to each their own, just... holy christ on a stick. Glad I'm not you. :) Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 02/02/2017

    @Paul136 I know there's no accounting for taste but... jesus dude. Just... damn. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 02/02/2017

    @Paul136
    You can keep the rest on that list though
    After reading his list I gotta wonder about your gaming tastes... because damn.
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  • Nikanoru 02/02/2017

    Did anyone ever care about this? I thought it was generally assumed Giant Robot was never going to get developed further, after Star Fox 0 and Project Guard came out yet nothing else was ever heard of it. Reply 0
  • Watch: Johnny cooks Yeto's Superb Soup from Twilight Princess

  • Nikanoru 02/02/2017

    @Sheetbike Well... the internet would disagree on that. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age gets July release on PS4

  • Nikanoru 31/01/2017

    @abigsmurf What, those secret big bads never even appeared in XII-2? That's really annoying. What was the point of them then. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 31/01/2017

    This game wasn't too bad, the story though was VERY badly told. Much of it took place in talky cutscenes far away from the main party, while you yourself were stuck running through endless, samey, boring stone mazes and caves that had little to no relation to anything. A far cry from previous FF games where you'd be playing out all sorts of exciting story beats as they happened.

    This was probably caused by its MMO-ish gameplay/world which didn't allow for much of anything to happen off the beaten track.

    And then there was the ending which was a weak cop-out non-ending that probably set up the sequel on DS (which I never played).

    And then of course there was the whole Vaan issue...

    At the time I was also highly disappointed by the towns, which featured buildings that were each just a carbon copy of the same single item shop on the inside, with different window dressing depending on the shop type (that is, if they had building interiors at all - the smaller ones didn't). Of course, after FF13 came around, I should've praised myself lucky there were towns in 12 at all...

    In the end, the thing that saved the game for me were the hunts and the bestiary, which I filled out 100% and which provided some much needed context to the environments in the world, something the main story miserably failed to do.
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  • Nikanoru 31/01/2017

    Now, how's that Final Fantasy 7 remaster coming along?
    There's another remaster coming? I thought they already did that multiple times on Steam and PS4 etc.


    Unless you're talking about the remake?
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  • Namco founder Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91

  • Nikanoru 30/01/2017

    91 is a good age. I hope I can get there. Reply +10
  • Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom headed to PC as well as PS4

  • Nikanoru 26/01/2017

    @Naetharu There's no joke, it was just not nearly as heavy handed as you interpret it to be (me pining for a console model with no home menus or other unnecessary nonsense that I finally determined was unfortunately a thing of the past either way). Of course it gets a bunch of downvotes anyway, but what can ya do. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 26/01/2017

    @Naetharu No, what I think you need to do is lighten up, read my original post again and this time not take it so seriously. ;) Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 26/01/2017

    @UncleLou Haha no. :)

    Edit: why'd you remove your steam link comment? Possibly because you realized it's not even a vague approximation of a console?
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  • Nikanoru 26/01/2017

    Why would you ever want to play a JRPG on a PC? The very idea of changing the visual settings on one makes me feel... dirty.

    These games are meant to be a disk or cart that you pop in your little box with the only thing connecting you to it being a controller, and a little adventure appears on your TV exactly as it came off the assembly line.

    I guess nowadays you're forced to navigate a menu filled with all sorts of extraneous crap to get to the game even on consoles anyway... sigh. :(

    (edit: always love how PC masturbators react to the slightest hint of someone saying it's not the best thing ever.)
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  • Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

  • Nikanoru 26/01/2017

    @MrTomFTW That doesn't look real. That looks like a very obvious parody of what a bad game could be like. Reply +3
  • Nintendo announces huge Zelda eShop sale

  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @Malek86 And I've been talking about everything including virtual console.

    I'll spell this out for you very simply.

    DSi -> 3DS physical: 100%
    DSi -> 3DS digital: 100%
    Wii -> Wii U physical: 100%
    Wii -> Wii U digital (including VC): 100%
    3DS -> WiiU: A few rare cases.

    PSP -> Vita physical: NOPE
    PSP -> Vita digital: partial
    PS3 -> PS4 physical: NOPE
    PS3 -> PS4 digital: partial (PS1 classics: NOPE)
    Vita -> PS4: partial

    This data somehow shows Nintendo is worse overall (???).

    Even if we look at retro games in isolation like you want, you still can't play any of your PS1 classics on PS4, at all. Like you can't even re-buy them if you wanted to. I guess that's less offensive to some people. Weird, but whatever.
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  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @Malek86 3DS? Are you talking about DSiware? Because all of that transfers over.

    And you can play them on the gamepad, you just have to use the Wiimote for control. Again, if you're going to find excuse after excuse as to why that particular transfer doesn't count, then PS3 to PS4 doesn't count either because it's on a case-by-case basis. Unless your digital PS3 content is specifically supported by the PS4, you just can't get it on there, period.
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  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @666pazuzu The joycons seem on par with if not better than motion+ wiimotes when it comes to motion, so it shouldn't be a problem? Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @Malek86 Literally my entire Wii contents are on my Wii U now. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @JohnoBoy My point is that overall they have been great when it comes to this because your full physical library has carried over to the next console/handheld, no questions asked, no special "cross buy" support needed, no waiting for BC patch support. Just good old standard BC.

    And even when it comes to digital content, literally all of your Wiiware could be transferred over to the WiiU (but that apparently doesn't count because you have to click on the Wii mode icon to play them?????), and the same was true for DSi to 3DS if you remember.

    Yet when it comes to Nintendo, somehow it's never good enough.
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  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @JohnoBoy Call me when you can transfer your PS1 classics to PS4.

    In the mean time Nintendo has had full previous gen backward compatibility with their home consoles since the Gamecube and all of their handhelds since forever, but that never counts whenever they're decried as apparently being the worst in this regard.
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  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @bemani Hey, were you able to transfer all those digital PS3 games to your PS4 yet? :)

    I mean obviously you can do that, right? Since I never hear anyone moan about it.
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  • When games get collectibles right

  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @redcrayon That's precisely one of the games I was thinking of. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 25/01/2017

    @Rodimus-Prime
    it's also pretty rewarding when the collectables actually give you something.
    I always loved getting 100% in the Metroid Prime games because it rewarded each milestone with new art galleries and stuff like that.

    But then on the other hand, finding stuff in Metroid Prime was always a joy in itself because each collectible represented a unique location, a little secret nook or cranny to uncover or a puzzle, instead of just being strewn around randomly. So it didn't really need a reward.
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