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  • Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

  • seeyoshirun 28/05/2016

    Hey, if we can have video games in which you get to be a genocidal dictator or the head of a pharmaceutical company, we can probably have these.

    Always a pleasure to see you around, Ellie, although I really miss seeing your game reviews.
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  • Overwatch Review

  • seeyoshirun 26/05/2016

    Sort of sounds like this year's Splatoon, which basically means it's the first shooter since Splatoon that I might actually be interested in. Reply +4
  • Eternal Darkness successor Shadow of the Eternals alive again, Denis Dyack claims

  • seeyoshirun 25/05/2016

    I see I'm not the only one who noticed the Gamergate reference in that article.

    Anyway, Denis has been behind some great work in the past, just not for a very long time. If he wants to keep making games, that's fine by me, but I won't buy into any kind of hype with this fellow until the game is actually out and has demonstrated itself to be good (which is how I view most developers, anyway).
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  • Battlefield 1 now the top-rated trailer on YouTube

  • seeyoshirun 15/05/2016

    @blarty Couldn't have put it better myself.

    This is an inane article about an inane practice on another site known for bringing out the most inane sentiments in people. It's not newsworthy.
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  • Nintendo's mobile Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games will be free-to-play

  • seeyoshirun 11/05/2016

    Interesting. Given that things are mostly quiet on the traditional gaming front at the moment for Nintendo, I'm wondering if this is their way of pulling in new audiences in preparation for their next console next year.

    That might be a good strategy, depending on how good these mobile games are.
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  • Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

  • seeyoshirun 11/05/2016

    ... and the pool of large-scale publishers grows ever smaller. I wonder which one will bite the dust next? Reply +1
  • Why people are talking about Resident Evil 7

  • seeyoshirun 10/05/2016

    Wouldn't a proper open world Raccoon City be cool?
    God, no. The open world genre has swallowed several other genres and made a lot of games way too similar to each other. I'd much rather RE hold onto its own identity rather than chasing the gameplay style du jour. They did that with RE5 and 6, and we all know how well that worked out for them.
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  • Super Mario (officially) in Minecraft on Wii U

  • seeyoshirun 09/05/2016

    @Malek86 That's not actually true. The GameCube had a few instances that I can think of just off the top of my head - Link in Soulcalibur II, Mario and some other characters in one of the NBA Street games, both of which happened while Iwata was in charge. Probably some others I'm not remembering.

    It's a pretty good move for them. I know with Soulcalibur II, the GameCube version nearly matched the PS2 version in sales. I suspect a lot of that was because of Link.
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  • Nintendo details E3 plans, no sign of usual event

  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2016

    Just for some context here, remember that neither the PS4 nor the XO were revealed at E3, and both were only properly revealed about 10 and 6 months before their releases, respectively.

    Nintendo revealing the NX later this year would not be weird in that case. It might be a smart move as they can pick a time when they aren't competing with other big news. All going well, it will also mean they'll have more to show.

    The lack of Wii U games in the console's final year is disappointing, although it was pretty clear about 18 months ago that nothing was going to turn the console's fortunes around. A lot of Nintendo's first and second-party devs have been quiet for a good couple of years now (including some of the big guns, like Retro) so there's a decent chance they've been getting things lined up for the NX further in advance than usual.
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  • Why I hope it's the end for Uncharted

  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2016

    Meanwhile, everyone should watch America's Next Top Model if only to laugh at how ridiculous Tyra Banks is. The early seasons are legitimately decent, the later ones are pretty awful but you've at least got Paulina Porizkova in there for a little while (seasons 10-12, thanks Wikipedia!), discreetly undermining Tyra. Reply +5
  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2016

    @JiveHound Nintendo's profits have been much less of late because the Wii U sold fairly poorly, but no, they're not exactly in financial trouble since they made a ridiculous pile of money during the Wii/DS era.

    Sony have actually been in big financial trouble, although that's got nothing to do with their video games.
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  • NX won't be sold at a loss

  • seeyoshirun 03/05/2016

    @IronSoldier Hahahah, "Michael Pachter wannabes". That's basically an oxymoron. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 02/05/2016

    @IronSoldier Pretty much the only thing you can count on when an article gets published about Nintendo; a whole bunch of people in the comments apparently unaware of the fact that people have been saying Nintendo would go out of business since the N64. Reply +3
  • seeyoshirun 02/05/2016

    I figured they'd need the extra time to put together a decent line-up of games for the console's first year. Hopefully that's what happens. It's not what usually happens, with Nintendo or any other company's consoles. Reply +1
  • Sony's PSN is making more money than all of Nintendo

  • seeyoshirun 28/04/2016

    Oh god, people. Don't fall for the shitty clickbait articles! Reply -2
  • Dark Souls dev begins work on new IP - report

  • seeyoshirun 28/04/2016

    Happy to hear it. I know the Souls series is popular, but it's good that they're branching out before many people gets sequel fatigue. They could always revisit this series again further down the line. Reply +5
  • Nintendo's NX console launches March 2017 globally

  • seeyoshirun 27/04/2016

    So basically everyone was a little right and a little wrong in their predictions. Most people seemed to either think "NX in 2016 and Zelda cross-platform" or neither of those things.

    Pretty sad that the Wii U will be the only Nintendo home console without a proper Zelda game to call its very own, though.
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  • It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • seeyoshirun 26/04/2016

    So they're just using some sort of thesaurus for adjectives now to get their titles, are they? Reply +2
  • Watch: Lost Reavers is impressively bad

  • seeyoshirun 25/04/2016

    Disappointing. This looks similar to things like Devil's Third and Rodea in that it probably could have been great fun with a better budget and a little more attention to detail.

    I guess that's one title crossed off my Wii U wishlist for 2016, unless it makes some sort of miraculous recovery beyond the beta, which seems unlikely.
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  • Why is video game lore so awful?

  • seeyoshirun 24/04/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 I should clarify that, since you seem to have misunderstood my point. I don't want "Six Feet Under: The Video Game" or anything like that. That show, while amazing, would not translate well to a game. What I'm saying is that I'd like to see more games that approach the level of thought and depth in writing characters, dialogue and backstory that the better films and TV shows manage.

    I think a lot of it has to do with building that kind of story over time, rather than dumping a whole lot of exposition on the player in one hit, which the article here touches on. TV shows can do this more easily (if they're good) because they often have a large number of episodes in which to gradually build those things up. Films manage it, too, by opting for the "show, don't tell" approach, where situations occur that cause a character to react in a way that tells us more about that character, and about that world. Some video games grasp this concept, but it's much less common.
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  • seeyoshirun 24/04/2016

    I wholeheartedly agree with this article.

    It's probably one of the reasons why I've generally gravitated towards games that emphasise gameplay or mood (or both) over story, because while many games are capable of churning out an epic and fantastical backstory, very few of them are done in a way that feels especially original. Even fewer seem to have been written by people who understand the way people talk.

    Television and film have problems with that as well, but they're older media than video games, so they've had a bit more time to catch up on how to create characters that people can truly empathise with. Perhaps, one day, I'll get to experience a game with the kind of depth of character of, say, a show like Six Feet Under. I haven't found it yet, though.
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  • Nintendo stock stolen at A14 services

  • seeyoshirun 22/04/2016

    Geez guys, I know you complain about Nintendo products not coming down in price but this is taking it a bit far. Reply +6
  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

  • seeyoshirun 20/04/2016

    I guess this means the console's life has come full circle. Reply +5
  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • seeyoshirun 19/04/2016

    A video game from last gen getting a re-release? Well I never! Reply 0
  • Watch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

  • seeyoshirun 16/04/2016

    I thought the answer to this was easy. It went wrong after 4, when it started trying to imitate other games rather than maintaining its own identity. 5 (and even parts of 6) are playable, but not particularly unique-feeling games. Reply +4
  • Final Fantasy 9 arrives on Steam with 'no encounter' mode

  • seeyoshirun 15/04/2016

    Thank god.

    The lack of a no-encounter mode was probably the most annoying thing about FFIX (and very odd considering that VII and VIII had it). It's already got one of the slower battle systems of the FF series so I wouldn't want to trudge through more than I had to.
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  • The end of Nintendo's weird GamePad era

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2016

    @mietha The smaller storage was probably a problem, too, yes, but I don't think it was as big a deal as it's made out to be (plenty of games just went the two-disc approach to work around this). Not when I look back at some of the marketing from that era, like the ridiculous "Clean is better than dirty" tagline they had for Super Mario Sunshine.

    Having the bulk of their marketing focus on being family-friendly probably helps endear Nintendo and their products to that corner of the market, but that's only one corner of the market and they haven't generally made a lot of headway outside of that in the past 20 years (aside from a few years in which they managed to catch lightning in a bottle with the Wii).
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  • seeyoshirun 13/04/2016

    I remain unconvinced that parity with Sony/Microsoft consoles is going to solve all of Nintendo's problems. They went for something fairly similar to the competition when they did the GameCube, and while I adore the console it was the second worst-selling console they've done, after from the Wii U.

    I think that whatever they do, whether it's a more conventional console or another Wii/Wii U/DS oddity, they simply need to justify its existence quickly through good software. More than that, through good marketing. Depressing as it is, there's rarely any correlation between the "best" product and the best-selling product. It all boils down to whichever company does the best job of convincing people that their product's virtues are more important than those of their competitors. To Sony's credit, they're generally very good at marketing their game consoles.
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  • Hyper Light Drifter review

  • seeyoshirun 07/04/2016

    @saadkhalid Ah, that old biscuit. I still haven't tried Bloodborne or Dark Souls (though I've got access to the latter) so it's hard to say whether I'm going to find this game enjoyable or not. Maybe I should aim to try at least one of those before HLD arrives on my platform of choice.

    Hearing that it's not a long game is good, though. I can probably stomach a challenging game if it's challenging but short. Thanks for the breakdown!
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  • seeyoshirun 06/04/2016

    Ah, this one. I've had my eye on it since the Kickstarter was first announced and the Wii U stretch goal was reached.

    Sounds a bit less laid-back than I think I was hoping for - I don't generally have enough time to spend on video games to play the more unforgiving ones - but for some reason this one still calls out to me and I'm probably going to play it anyway.
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  • There's no need to worry about Star Fox Zero's strange controls

  • seeyoshirun 07/04/2016

    @Mistress Way to deliberately misinterpret my comment - I was talking about comments that are relevant to the subject, not subjects that you may or may not consider relevant yourself.

    You've just clarified for certain that the people who attempt to derail discussions about Wii U games by bringing up NX are trolls.
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  • seeyoshirun 06/04/2016

    @Mistress I'm going to challenge you to not mention NX again between now and E3, unless on an article that specifically mentions it and where such comments might actually be relevant. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 06/04/2016

    This has local co-op now? HALLELUJAH!

    It's now officially on my wishlist.
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  • Road Redemption slated for PC this summer

  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2016

    @Nikanoru I'm inclined to agree with you. And even if the Wii U hardware couldn't run the game without some serious optimisation, any developer worth their salt should be able to understand that before they start talking about bringing their game to the console.

    This is why I'm reluctant to back Kickstarter projects. Well, one of the reasons, anyway.
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  • Miitomo's best Miifoto pictures

  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2016

    What a strange time we live in.
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  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2016

    Downloading this baby right now!

    I look forward to seeing my Mii serving as one of Beyoncé's backup dancers.
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  • Resident Evil - 20 years on

  • seeyoshirun 27/03/2016

    The original was a fun game with some genuine tension in spite of the cheesy lines. The GameCube remake was an absolute masterpiece and still one of the scariest games I've ever played, with a fantastic sense of atmosphere and really good use of sound - both in the off-camera groans of unseen enemies and in some of the ambient noise that replaced music in many of the outdoor areas. I still remember how on-edge I was the first time I took that long path through the woods to what I'd later know as Lisa Trevor's cabin. *shudders*

    I still think the GameCube era was the best for the series - REmake, 0 and 4 are probably still the finest entires in the series for me. The first two of those were gems in terms of atmosphere and fleshing out the Resident Evil universe, and 4 was such a brilliant action-horror game. All three still hold up well now.

    Having seen the game slump under the weight of overwrought cinematics and too many QTEs and a heavier focus on action that made 5 and 6 feel less unique, I really hope Capcom team up with Nintendo again at some point to bring the series back to that era in which the series felt a bit more elegant and less bloated. I don't know if it's coincidence, but it really felt like the two companies brought out the best in each other.
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  • Nintendo NX controller reports gather pace

  • seeyoshirun 26/03/2016

    I'd say I hope all the people frothing at the mouth at the beginning of this thread feel pretty stupid now, but who am I kidding? They're probably already reacting to another supposed leak. Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 24/03/2016

    You know what? I don't care anymore. I look forward to whenever the Wii U's successor launches (whether this year or next or whatever) so that I don't have to read any articles about this kind of inane speculation and publishing of rumours and tenuous leaks ever again. I'm so over it. Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One UK sales pass 5m mark

  • seeyoshirun 24/03/2016

    @nothough I actually looked into this a few months ago. It's a bit hard to gauge now that Sony are so withholding when it comes to individual console sales, but I know that this gen has seen significantly lower sales overall. The PS4's seen a bit of a bump over PS3, the XO has seen a smaller bump over 360, but Nintendo and handheld sales have contracted massively.

    Last gen saw somewhere slightly over 500 million consoles sold (based on Wikipedia, it looks like about 507). There's no way this gen is going to come anywhere near that. The best sellers - PS4 and 3DS - are highly unlikely to reach the 150+ million sales of the DS and they'll probably struggle to even hit the 100+ million Wiis.
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  • Nintendo plays down claim it will end Wii U production this year

  • seeyoshirun 24/03/2016

    For the record, this isn't official. I don't place too much stock in it until it is.

    GameCube wasn't confirmed to be out of production until a few months after the Wii was released, either.
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  • Toki Tori developer Two Tribes is shutting down

  • seeyoshirun 11/03/2016

    That's sad news. I've picked up three of their games in the past (Toki Tori, RUSH, and EDGE) and really enjoyed all of them. Rive was looking really good as well.

    I agree with the comments in here remarking that their approach to games development is not something I want to see go. The advent of things like season pass models and always-online games is off-putting to me.
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  • Fire Emblem Fates finally has a release date

  • seeyoshirun 04/03/2016

    @karlo87 To be fair, we got Yoshi's Woolly World about six months before they did. Sometimes games arrive at different times for different regions, it's not always in favour of the US. Reply +1
  • Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover confirmed for the west

  • seeyoshirun 04/03/2016

    Yep, definitely want this one.

    Also I'm kind of happy that the title hasn't gotten any less weird since it became a Western release.
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  • Paper Mario: Color Splash announced for Wii U in 2016

  • seeyoshirun 03/03/2016

    Looks gorgeous. I'll reserve judgement on the gameplay itself until we see more. I'm not thrilled about it, but it still looks like fun even if it's not really what I'd hope for from Paper Mario. Reply +2
  • Twilight Princess HD includes a Legend of Zelda Wii U Easter egg

  • seeyoshirun 03/03/2016

    @Wayne Yeah, they'll probably happen eventually. I'm pretty sure every gen Nintendo does at least a few of them worldwide. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 03/03/2016

    @Wayne Me, too, especially 2 and 3. The newest one is maybe my favourite in the series now, though (helps that the guy who did the music for the original trilogy is back, his new work is outstanding). Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 01/03/2016

    @Wayne Backlogs are a bit of a sad reality for anyone. Pretty sure we'll all finally get into some of those games when we retire.

    (Good call on SM3DW, though, it's a fabulous game. Since that tells me you're not against platformers, you should also grab DKC: Tropical Freeze. It's also in that new budget range and it's honestly the best game on the console, still. Thank me later.)
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  • seeyoshirun 01/03/2016

    @Wayne Then you can go to a bakery and buy some really nice bread. I love bread, too, but fine restaurants can deliver on much more than bread, just like the Wii U has delivered much more worth playing than just Mario Kart 8. You're missing out! Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 01/03/2016

    @Wayne Dude, really? That's like going to a Michelin-star restaurant and only eating the bread. Reply +4