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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:09:33 pm »
Tharthan, I think you underestimate how long Nintendo has been around, and how big they are, they're a Japanese national figure. They may start making products that you don't like, but I don't think you need to worry about them not making physical products in your lifetime or your children's.

Nintendo was a giant long before their or Sega's first home console.

I know how long they've been around, but the thing is that I like Nintendo the first-party video game company, not Nintendo the hanafuda card company, nor Nintendo the toy company, nor a Nintendo that is a third-party video game developer.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 13, 2016, 11:05:07 pm »
But it also takes knowledge and tools to do that. For those without the knowledge or tools, they either follow the crowd or get left behind. Just jumping off the bandwagon, clueless, is one way to wind up hurt by rocks in the road below. Blazing one's own paths requires skills and tools. Not usually for the light of heart.

That's all fair enough.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 13, 2016, 07:54:18 pm »
May be. But it is happening all the same.

One does not need have to ride the bandwagon all of the time. Sometimes, one ought to jump off of the bandwagon and find one's own way.

You just might have to broaden your horizons. Scary thought though.

Well aren't you a funny cat.

I'm with Tharthan on this one. Playing games on a phone just sounds like a poor substitute for PC or TV. It's what you game on if you are on a train/bus

Exactly.


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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 13, 2016, 06:41:32 pm »
...Which distribution?

Probably Lubuntu. If I can't find one preinstalled with Lubuntu, I'll get one with another distribution and install Lubuntu on it most likely.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 13, 2016, 06:06:32 pm »
This whole "phone as a replacement for PC" thing is dumb. I don't want to carry around a dumb phone in my pocket all day. I don't want to be connected to the Web 24/7. And I don't want to have tracking going on by big companies of my activities which are none of their business.

I'm happy to stick with my desktop computer which I already own, thanks. And I'll buy a computer preinstalled with GNU/Linux when I need a new one.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 12, 2016, 12:36:49 pm »
Nintendo have brought "something else" to the table regularly.

This is so true.

Phoenix Wright has also entertained me a lot.

Me too!

Seriously, and I shouldn't have to say it here of all places, worst case scenario, there's always the classics.

That's true enough.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:49:37 pm »
Umm.... "cool"?

Oh wait... no, "cool" isn't the word I'm looking for... "ridiculous and lame" is what I meant.  ;P

It doesn't feel uncomfortable when I lie down in my bed and play a game on the Gamepad. So it definitely beats something like the Wiimote; a controller that I never liked.

"Save"?  What, does it cost something?

No, but I'd rather save the best experience for the best situation, y'see.

I don't know, Tharthan, this sounds to me like you're just trying to rationalize a really stupid gimmick as not being as stupid as it actually is.

Maybe it's a stupid gimmick, but it hasn't caused much harm to my gaming experience. The games that I've played allow me to play them on the Gamepad or on the television, and don't require me to look down on the Gamepad for much of anything if I wanted to play them on the television.

The only game that has caused me to look at the television when I am playing on the Gamepad or to look at the Gamepad when playing on the television is the game Nintendo Land.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:25:13 pm »
I was just thinking, you may not have seen some of these because I think a few of them are primarily distributed in the south.

That's most likelily it.

PC is going down just like Nintendo, the market is shrinking and hardware developers now devise trojans inside chips on a monthly basis, you are wasting your time.

Are you talking about personal computers as a whole? If so, then I'm not sure what the replacement is supposed to be. I don't use tablets nor do I use cyberphones (a.k.a. "smartphones"), and I don't consider them suitable replacements for the personal computer. I had two iPod Touches over the course of a few years, but I eventually grew tired of them and sold them both.

What seems to be happening with the mainstream PC OSes is that they are merging with the cyberphone industry ( confer Windows 8 ). Thankfully, I use Lubuntu and don't have to deal with the likes of post-Windows 7 Microsoft.

Anyway, if you keep optimist there are enough Nintendo, SEGA, Sony, MicroSoft etc games to play for your entire life.

That's true. That's something to smile about.  :)

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:22:04 pm »
Turns out I like some of the cheap knock-offs just as good (not that they really taste all that similar, but they provide variety).

What knock-offs are there? I've never seen Doritos knock-offs in the market.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 11, 2016, 04:35:29 pm »
They keep designing gimmicky controllers and then try to shoe-horn games into using them.

Actually, Disch, the Wii U Gamepad allows me to play Wii U games portably (albeit only from a room or two away). I'm able to play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World from my bedroom, rather than having to go into the living room with the big flat screen television. It's almost like playing the game on a 3DS. It's not bad, frankly. I'd rather save the big flat screen television experience for if I have friends over playing the games with me.

compare modern rayman to New Super Mario Brothers

I dunno,  New Super Mario Bros. is pretty fun. I'm actually thinking of buying some (if not all) of the DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 when I get the chance to buy an eShop points card. However, since you mentioned Rayman, I may well consider buying the 3DS Rayman game too.

If you are that lazy in game selection with needs such as that though then your monocle deserves to be shattered when it falls in shock.

It's not about laziness. I just prefer family-friendly stuff. I mean, I myself don't swear or anything like that, and I prefer family-friendliness because it is comforting and relaxing.

Just want to mention that LEGO Racers was awesome and since you're a Nintendo guy Tharthan, you may want to check this out on the N64 if you haven't already. I remember it being a little better than the PS1 version. It's fun (family friendly) game and you can build your own cars and racers. The more you win the more blocks you get to choose from and the power-ups are really cool. One even works kinda like a worm-hole that allows you to jump ahead on the track. Great stuff.

I'll look into it. Thanks!

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Gaming Discussion / What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 11, 2016, 03:32:23 pm »
I've been a Nintendo gamer my whole life. I've only briefly played other companies' consoles over relatives' and friends' houses.

Nintendo seems to be a sinking ship when it comes to being a first party developer for its own consoles. I'm pretty sure they are banking on the NX being a success, but there's no guarantee of that.

I'm with Nintendo so long as they are a first party developer, but Nintendo is more and more looking like Sega did back in the late '90s.

I don't want to abandon Nintendo. I even have a little bit of stock in them (I have for a good while now). I like their products, their games, and their family-friendly attitude. But I'm going to have to do something if they leave first party development.

Should I stick with PC gaming if they go down, or is there a console that I may like instead that I ought to go to?

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Since I really only play RPG's, I will submit basically every SaGa and their iterations for consideration.  If you don't know what you're doing, especially on the PS2 RS remake and Unlimited SaGa, you will get wrecked.

I heard somewhere that SaGa's unfair inn system is what led Satoshi Tajiri to make POKéMON Centres free in the POKéMON games.

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Out of all of the games that you have ever played, what are the hardest games (which aren't hacks) to beat on the systems that they were made for?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite board game?
« on: May 07, 2016, 05:10:39 pm »
Is the above comic not sufficiently illuminating?  It becomes clear in the first 30 minutes who has won, and the rest of the game is slowly waiting for everyone else to lose.

You can trade for better properties, though. Someone can make a comeback.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite card game?
« on: May 07, 2016, 02:35:47 pm »
Where I grew up, everyone played a game called Euchre. It must be played with 4 players, but it's a fast paced game.

That's a famous game. It used to be played all over the country at one point in time.

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Gaming Discussion / What's your favourite card game?
« on: May 07, 2016, 09:42:08 am »
Mine is Old Maid. You can play it with any three people, and you don't need any special deck to play.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite board game?
« on: May 07, 2016, 09:39:32 am »
Draughts and chess are fun, as is Clue.

But why do so many people in this thread hate Monopoly? It's a fun game.

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Gaming Discussion / What's your favourite board game?
« on: May 06, 2016, 07:04:33 pm »
Mine is Monopoly.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite bad game?
« on: May 06, 2016, 06:16:32 pm »
In games I don't think there's anything so bad it's good. If it's so bad it only gets worse.

Well, what that statement means is that a game is so bad that it makes you laugh at how bad it is.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite bad game?
« on: May 06, 2016, 03:58:15 pm »
What exactly do you mean?

1. A game that is so bad that it'll make us die of laughter ?

or

2. A game that everyone else seems to consider bad, but that we personally enjoy, despite it's flaws ?

If it is 1, Then Action 52 and Cheetahman II

If it is 2, then Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.

I meant the former, but feel free to post about the latter.

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