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@ExActarus Maybe because they're more knowledgeable about the game and the overall franchise?
2 months, 1 week ago on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review
Just by the way, the reviewer, Kyle Charizanis, is ranked competitively in the top 5 Smash Bros in Ontario. His gamer tag is "Idea" and he's also the most prolific tournament organizer in Toronto. He hosts 2-3 tournaments each week for the past year or so. And, of course, he's also Nintendo Enthusiast's news writer.
@JonTurner @Menashe I'll still get it just because it looks so cool from a retro-graphical perspective. I'm sure it has its flaws, but I can't pass up on heavy JRPG nostalgia. It's my weak spot.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Pier Solar Review for Wii U – Too Retro For Its Own Good
It's unfortunate, I was really looking forward to this one. But I already saw similar things written about it when it came out for PC. Too bad. So much potential...
@GMBalhajri I've been playing with wireless controllers since my Gamecube Wavebird.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 Things That Were Introduced In The Last Gen That We Still Enjoy
Definitely agree with all the points made in the article. Sometimes gaming can feel like a hive mind.
4 months ago on Is Hype Hurting Gaming? 3 Reasons That Suggest It Is
I just finished watching The Killing Season 4. I went back and read your write-ups. Some of the best articles I've read on any site in a long long time. I don't know how you summarized all the fragmented thoughts I had while watching through the season, but you seemed to have figured out how to express them all.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Killing – Season 4 Review (Part 2)
@themightyme @Menashe I started watching Utopia because you said I'd adore it. Guess what? After two episodes I can safely say, I adore it! Good call.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 Great British Series That are Unavailable in North America
@ValeFalkren @Menashe But they're not offering the Club Nintendo reward for the version on the Wii U eshop. Or am I missing something? To me it looks like it says it's a Wii download.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Club Nintendo Rewards for September Are Live
Not impressed. I would get Super Punch Out if it was on the Wii U. I hate going through the Wii Menu. Takes too long.
@ValeFalkren Care to explain? How can you tell from this article what the state of the traffic is? Also, the site is only two months old, so it definitely doesn't get the same type of traffic as Nintendo Enthusiast. But it's doing pretty well for itself considering its age. Around 10,000 users each month so far. Nintendo Enthusiast has closer to 300,000 users each month, but hey, it's a start.
Also, what do you mean that you can't login to the site? Which site?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Destiny: 7 reasons gamers should be excited
I LOVED Black Mirror and A Touch of Cloth. So now I will take your recommendation on the other two.
5 months ago on 4 Great British Series That are Unavailable in North America
@juegosmajicos The doctor always has a certain quirkiness. That staple never changes. Whether one likes that quality or not depends on the person you're speaking to and often changes over time. However, many people dismiss Doctor Who initially because of its quirkiness and don't stick with it long enough to grasp the deeper complexities of its universe and overarching storyline. It has a lot more depth to it than you'll initially see. Give the characters time to peel off their layers and give the season time to develop a central conflict. The quirkiness and silliness oftentimes becomes more attractive to you as you start to grasp the overall depth of the series. So, I'd say, watch enough of the show and you'll be giving it the opportunity to win you over.
5 months ago on Impressions: Doctor Who Season 8 (2005) Premiere
Why do I not hear of these shows before you clue me in to them? Now I have to check it out. :)
5 months, 1 week ago on Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1 Review
@themightyme @Menashe I've found Season 1 engaging enough. I like how weird things can get.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Hemlock Grove Season 2 Review
I'm not going to read this until I finish the season. Then I'll come back and compare my thoughts with yours.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Killing – Season 4 Review (Part 1)
OK, fine. You convinced me to finish watching Season 1 so I can get to Season 2. :P
let's see how well this works
6 months, 1 week ago on Test
@chrisf86 Which one?
6 months, 1 week ago on What Is Your Dream Nintendo Game?
Would have switched out Mega Man X for Donkey Kong Country 2, but otherwise I'd have kept the rest of the list the same.
6 months, 1 week ago on Top Ten Super Nintendo Games
@Fresnokila @lpfm Actually, Jason and Shawn asked to make this week "FuzzyWuzzy Games Week" on the site but it got vetoed. So, yeah, they're pretty legit into that game.
6 months, 1 week ago on Armillo: The Games That Inspired It
This is really impressive.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on By The Numbers - Evo 2014 Super Smash Bros. Melee Top 8
@brando678543211 @Menashe Good points! I didn't realize Amusement Vision had closed down. What other games were they famous for?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Five Nintendo Games That Deserve a Sequel
@brando678543211 Why not? F-Zero GX was a great game. If you'd said don't let Namco make another Star Fox or Team Ninja make another Metroid, I'd understand. But I've never heard anyone fault GX before.
@XCWarrior1 Not an F-Zero fan? Shame shame :P
That is much too long for me. Why do these shows take so long. Gah!!!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Sherlock Season 4 to Begin Filming and Airing in 2015
@Yanni Fyssas Michael is the toughest reviewer on the site. We usually save him just for Nintendo first-party games but we gave him a crack at Armillo. He reviewed it with the same rigor he would apply to a review of a Nintendo game. A 7.5 from Michael is equivalent to an 8.5 from most other reviewers on the site.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Armillo Review for Wii U
Having been at E3 this year, I can agree with you from the showfloor. Treehouse added a lot for their viewers at home. But the Smash Invitational was such an unbelievable experience in person. The rest of E3 was just walking around, testing out games. The Smash Invitational, was a roaring crowd, cheering on your favorite Nintendo characters and icons. Nintendo did SO much right this E3.
7 months ago on The Old E3 is Dead; Long Live the New E3
Based on ancient Egypt culture? Surprised I've never seen this setting before in a game.
7 months ago on Eternal Desert Sunshine, Egypt-Based Action Adventure Game Could Release On Wii U eShop
@StarchaserMarkellJoshua Do you mean specifically for older audiences or games that can even be enjoyed by older audiences?
7 months ago on Is Nintendo Pursuing a More Mature Audience?
@DonZaloog I'm more interested in Splatoon specifically because it's not just another Call of Duty. The art style is more vibrant and colorful, and they've switched up the typical FPS formula with the whole paint strategy. I love when Nintendo decides to take on a traditional genre with their own style- look what happened when Nintendo took on the fighter genre with Smash Bros!
@Aiddon Definitely true. You never want to put all your eggs in one basket as a company. Then again, companies that focus on a niche often do well.
Lots of good memories
7 months ago on Top Ten Game Boy Games
@Wanderlei @Menashe What I know is that we just had a blast with Elia at E3. He did great work, did a ton of hands-on work and coverage of everything going on. And he seemed pretty positive and hyped to me throughout E3.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Wii U Will Not Feature Twitch Streaming, Nintendo Does Not See it as "Fun"
@Wanderlei @Paleselan I really don't agree that this is inane news. This is something I was actually fascinated to read, that this is Reggie's opinion about Twitch.
@Wanderlei Lol, who said this is negative news? It's simply Nintendo sharing their perspective on whether they think a certain console feature is necessary or not. How did you go from 'direct Nintendo quote' to 'Elia's negative article'?
@AbrahamC I was sitting in the front row of the roundtable, but we weren't allowed to record anything in any way.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Super Smash Bros.: PacMan Debuts, Game and Watch Returns
@themightyme I think I have a similar history to you when it comes to Mario Kart 8. Didn't buy 7 either because not enough was new. However, having played Mario Kart 8, I'm officially a fan.
8 months ago on Mario Kart 8 Review
@Realplaya @ShawnLong85 I so wish Nintendo would pay us off. Would make life a lot easier for us financially. ;)
8 months, 1 week ago on Mario Kart 8 Review
Can't believe some people didn't find this funny. I was practically crying from laughter by the time I got to the end of the article. Maybe because it's way too late at night.
8 months, 1 week ago on Humour: Nintendo's E3 Plans Leaked
@CCBes Elaborate please
8 months, 1 week ago on Why Ocarina of Time Is The Best Zelda Yet - And What Zelda Wii U Needs To Learn From It
@chrisf86 @brando678543211 Sorry about that. It should be fixed now.
8 months, 1 week ago on Hyrule Warriors Takes Three Of Amazon.co.jp's Top Ten Pre-Orders Including 1st
@chrisf86 Sorry about that. It should be fixed now.
I think Jason is actually doing a book review on this for the site.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on How Sega Tried to Take Down Nintendo
@Wanderlei Lol. I cracked a smile
8 months, 3 weeks ago on EA to Shut Down Servers of 50+ Games in June
I will be at his event this Sunday. Joe and I are friends but I never got to hear about how he got his start until now. Good read!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Interview - Canadian Smash Bros. Leader Joe "Toronto Joe" Cribari
@ASuch He's much too tall. Never believe a word coming from someone that tall.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 11 Forum Members Discuss Their Personal Favorite Games Of All Time
In one of their updates they said that the particles weren't running on Wii U. I guess a deeper look showed them they were wrong.
9 months, 1 week ago on Kickstarter – Source Adds Wii U Stretch Goal – The Next KS To Get Pumped For!
@matthewwesley85 I think they probably even modeled themselves after Wayforward's Shantae campaign. They asked for 800k or so and got it. Renegade Kid is similarly esteemed in the indie community and expected to be able to get 500k for a multi-platform FPS.For me it all comes down the brown color palette in the game. It's just too brown to get me interested in its atmosphere. Brown is the worst color scheme for a video game in my books.
9 months, 1 week ago on Video: Why the Hell Is Cult County's Kickstarter Failing
@BrillDavis @JonTurner I removed the rest of the discussion from this point on because it derailed into personal attacks.
@BrillDavis You're making some good points so why turn it into an offensive sounding comment? That just ends up being deleted. By relying on your intelligence you'll end up making a much bigger impact in the discussion.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on It's Time for Confidence