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Using your own money to help it not unethical.

To be fair, what you consider ethical or unethical is sometimes outside of the mainstream.

General Chat / Re: Wrestling discussion
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:01:41 AM »
LOL, why would he want to go to TNA? Like it or not, WWE is the top organization the world and Punk (who is easily one of the best in the world, if not THE best) should compete in the top wrestling organization.

If he were fired by Vince TNA is the next best thing. But with that said Vince probably won't fire him. Just like why he didn't fire Orton for drug violations. WWE's top tier wrestlers know they can get away with a lot of stuff because Vince doesn't want to fire them, because he knows if he does they will just go over to TNA and it will embarrass him. Mid or low tier wrestlers or female wrestlers don't matter to Vince. That's why TNA has picked up Gail Kim, Chavo, and perhaps Gallows and others. Vince fired them because they weren't top talent. But someone like Punk or Orton will probably never get fired no matter how much crap they pull.

Also, some wrestlers might find it better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond. You see what I'm saying? A lot of wrestlers in TNA are there by choice, like Sting for example. Sting had the opportunity to go to WWE and was invited by Vince but he turned it down because he was worried about what would be done with his character. Some wrestlers aren't all about the money. Some care about the integrity of their character. From what I understand in TNA the wrestlers are given a lot more independence and creative freedom with their character and the storylines they are involved in.

General Chat / Re: What project should I kickstart?
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:49:46 AM »
I voted "Graphic Novel". It seemed to be the most feasible (without being obscene) of the choices.

General Chat / Re: Wrestling discussion
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:14:04 AM »
Apparently CM Punk decked some fan in the audience and now the fan is taking legal action. Needless to say Vince is irate. Perhaps Punk will be fired? Or at the very least stripped of the title and fined I would think.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:10:56 AM »
Consoles aren't toys. Lives are won and lost on them every day. Its serious business. J/K

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Wii U
« on: October 11, 2012, 01:10:21 AM »
Still what does 19 times more powerful than PS3 even mean?

19 times more powerful than the PS3 when it comes to online security and protecting consumer information.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 11, 2012, 01:02:30 AM »
Oh, and - all that hard work in replying to each question/concern you had and you only bother to acknowledge one part of my reply?

1) I don't want to keep this dragging on so I only responded to one thing because I want it to get wrapped up, done, and over with.

2) I did give you a very detailed and lengthy reply earlier in the thread and I don't even know if you read it because you certainly didn't reply to any of it.

3) I'm trying to get along with you, so please stop hammering me on every single thing. I even gave you a compliment and an applaud for your title which I thought was funny.

I am fine with them banning people from profiting from those videos. A lot of people who are making those videos are just wanting to get on the gravy train and make money from something they might not even have a passion for. People are still allowed to make the videos provided they aren't profiting from them, which I think is as it should be, because when someone does it without profiting you know they are doing it because they are passionate about it and that way it weeds out all the money grabbers and makes for a better community overall.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:22:24 PM »
You think it seems like I'm "out to get you" because I gave you a goofy title that happened to be something you said and virtually no other reason?

You wouldn't let it die, and when it was changed you kept changing it back. I tolerated it, and when it was changed I thought that would be the end of it, but then the next day it was changed back. That's happened twice. I can tolerate something so long but it was starting to seem like you were going to force it to be a permanent thing. Its ran its course and everyone knows about it, so just let it die now please?

And btw, I LOLed at your new title. Thumbs up on that. :)

General Chat / Re: Wrestling discussion
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:56:18 AM »
It would be hilarious if they worked this into the Aces & Eights storyline on tomorrow night's episode impact. Imagine Aces and Eights interrupting Hogan and  showing up on the screen and showing off part of the sextape and then saying "checkmate Hogan".

That would be so awesome if they did that, but they probably won't even acknowledge it at all.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:48:03 AM »
I can see the reoccurring theme here is:

Me me me, its all about me.

Well, back in E3 2011 when Reggie unveiled the Wii U for the first time, didn't he say the name "Wii U" was chosen because it was all about "U" (the gamer)? The "Wii" was about families and friends swinging controllers around in a living room, but the "Wii U" was supposed to be about going back to the individual gamer experience.

Or something like that.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:28:41 AM »
I only want the Wii U to fail if it deserves to.

This eloquently and concisely matches my position on the Wii U.

Way back in June when I said I wanted it to fail I was basing that off assumptions. I was going by how the Wii turned out, and the lackluster E3 showing didn't help matters. So I said something that at the time I meant, but it was based on assumptions. I didn't know the full story, and I still don't. We won't know that until a few years from now.

So for my part I apologize for my part of it, but with that being said it didn't need to be put in my title for all these months and make me look like I'm an anti-Nintendo troll when that's not the case. Even if I don't like the Wii brand I am not anti-Nintendo because I do love their other consoles and that's the reason I am here.

Years from now when we can see the full picture of the Wii U and if it looks like it deserves to fail, then I will say it deserves to fail and mean it. But if it doesn't deserve to fail then I hope it succeeds. No one will know the final verdict for a long time yet.

I think things are going to get better once the console is actually out and then there will be a lot more to discuss instead of the same arguments over and over since E3. Only when we have the details will we be able to put the assumptions to rest one way or the other.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:12:05 AM »
Aren't you the one who started an entire topic for the purpose of dissecting it and blowing it out of proportion?

1) I created the thread in the lounge. Someone (you?) moved it out into the open where it is getting a lot of focus and attention. I didn't intend for that to happen.

2) I only created the thread after having to suffer with that title under my name for the last however many months since June, and even though other mods changed my title at least twice during that time period you kept changing it back. You were the one who dissected it and blew it out of proportion.

3) I tried to talk to you about it in private over PM but you ignored me.

So it just seems like you are out to get me for some reason and I don't understand why. I never did anything to you.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 09, 2012, 05:55:37 AM »
Wasn't this thread over in the fun house? I know the first 3 posts were in over there and yesterday morning I see it moved over here to the Nintendo console section to be put on display for everyone.

Much like my title. Now do you see my point? Someone is doing everything they can to try to make me look like a troll. Its a conspiracy. And you were the one who said I should be reported or whatever. Now do you see the truth about this whole situation? I was only stating an opinion. It didn't have to be dissected and blown out of proportion like it was.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:34:52 AM »
I swear, it's like we're speaking two different languages.

That's exactly what you said.  And you repeated it below.  "I want the Wii U to fail so Nintendo could be like they used to be because that's what I want".  It's all about you, you, you.

Well, if its my own personal opinion then naturally its going to be about what I want. Just as your opinion is about what you want, and everyone else's is about what they want.

We all may have different opinions, but we are all here because we like Nintendo as a company. That doesn't mean we have to like every product they make, or agree with every policy, or even like every person who works there. But as a whole we like the company and the franchises overall. I think on that we are in perfect agreement.

But I don't make it any secret that I am not fan of Wiis, or Miis, or Carnival games or any of that stuff. If you do, that's fine. I respect your opinion. But please also respect mine. People don't have to agree 100% on everything in order to get along with each other.

Same thing I've said about it before.  Nintendo hasn't changed.  They're still practically the same company they've been since the beginning.

Someone go link to that topic where we break down all the first party titles from each generation and compare them.

I remember that.

But the Wii brand is a new phenomenon. The casual focus is also a new phenomenon. I understand Nintendo has made casual games in the past, but never has it been the primary focus of the company like its been this generation.

Yes, Mario Paint is considered a casual game, but for some reason I actually enjoyed that and would be happy if they made a modern version of it, but for some reason I didn't like Wii Sports or Wii Music. I gave both of those games a chance, but they didn't appeal to me at all. So why is it that I enjoyed the casual Mario Paint but not these? I don't know. Maybe its the Miis or the waggle controls. I don't know. But there is definitely a difference with this generation than all others.

Also, Wii Sports was the pack in of the console. With the NES it was SMB, and with the SNES it was Super Mario World both of those were core titles, but the Wii was the first console to have something casual as the packin. And this set the tone for the entire generation.

Wait, do you want the Wii U to fail because you want Nintendo to be more like your idealized vision of Nintendo or because it has "Wii" in its name (which is an even more insane reason....)

I don't want the Wii U to fail at all as long as the core game support is there and its not a repeat of what the Wii was. I can live with the name, even though personally I don't like it. The games are what will make or break the Wii U for me. Right now its still a big question mark as to whether developers are actually going to give it the same  respect and support that the competition will receive.

But my point is I can be won over, and I want to be won over. I don't criticize just to criticize. There is a reason for it.

No, not "everyone".

You know what I mean though.

First, I *love* how some folks complain that they want Nintendo to be more like they were in the olden days, then turn around and complain about all the things that Nintendo did in the olden days (sticking to Cartridges, alienating third parties, etc.) that put Nintendo where they were in the N64/GCN-era, then talk about how they loved the N64/GCN-eras.

Well, personally I am a fan of cartridges. They are a lot more durable, have no load times (not that optical discs really do anymore), and are just nice to have. Alienating third parties wasn't a cool thing, though, and I understand why there was a need to move over to optical discs. I don't complain either that Nintendo stuck with cartridges or moved on to optical discs. Both have their pros and cons, so in the end for me as a gamer either way is fine, but understandably for developers discs were the way to go.

As far as Nintendo's tyrannical dealings with third parties go, I don't condone that, but it didn't really impact the level of support Nintendo received in those days because they were a monopoly and were able to get away with it. It was only in later generations that they suffered the consequences for it. But from the perspective of a gamer (and especially one who was just a kid in those days) I was oblivious to that. Now I'm aware of it, but back then I didn't know any better. But what I do know is that Nintendo has surely suffered enough for being dicks, and there's no reason for third parties to continue hating on them and holding a grudge like some of them still seem to do.

Second, I also *love* the folks that want Nintendo to do things more like Microsoft and Sony.  Sure, they could do *some* things similar... but, overall, I don't *WANT* Nintendo to be another Microsoft or Sony.  We already have those companies.  Instead of Nintendo being a cheap imitation of one of those two, I'd rather them continue to be Nintendo.

That's the wrong attitude to have about that. Instead of being a "cheap imitation" of those two, Nintendo should be striving to be a "Superior Imitation" or whatever you want to call it. Nintendo should be competing in all genres of gaming. The problem is they seem to have this attitude that competing with Microsoft/Sony is "too hard" so rather than try they just ignore certain demographics (like FPS) entirely. In my opinion this is the wrong attitude to have. You shouldn't just give up and not try, but at the same time you are right that they should be a cheap watered down imitation either. What they should do is compete with the intention of winning and dominating and owning the market. This is the attitude they should have.

The way the Wii U kinda comes across is as a hybrid platform geared towards both the casual and the core market. But there is a proverb which says when you chase two rabbits you lose both of them. So maybe that is what will happen here. By taking the "middle of the road" path and going half for casuals and half for core gamers, Nintendo may just end up alienating both of them. Microsoft and Sony are probably gearing up to go all out with their consoles, just like they did last gen with their behemoths. If the Wii U appears to be a "cheap imitation" then are developers going to want to support it, and are core gamers going to want to buy it?

This is a very legitimate concern. I'm not saying it to troll or anything like that. This already happened last gen, so there is a very good chance it could happen again. I don't want Nintendo to repeat these mistakes. That's why I'm speaking out.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:59:17 PM »
Your argument is invalid, considering everyone that has used the controller said that it is extremely light and comfortable. If you can't handle that, I suggest that you start lifting weights.


But to be fair, most of the people who have used the controller so far have only played it for like 15 minutes or so. What about someone who plays it for hours on end? We aren't going to know that until the system is out and we are able to give it a proper test. 15 minutes isn't going to give you the whole story.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:08:33 PM »
The beautiful thing about the internet is that people need not post their knee-jerk reactions. Unlike a face-to-face argument, we can allow the "heat of the moment" to pass and respond after we fully articulate our thoughts.

Everyone was disappointed over E3 and that was the time when I said that. When I said it I meant it. Since then a lot more has come to light and my position has softened, even though I still have some concerns about a few things. Knowing what I know now I probably wouldn't say what I said back then. But back then? Sure. It was a different time and I meant it 100% then. If Nintendo hadn't held back so much from E3 people wouldn't have been as disappointed by it as they were. That's not my fault, and I'm not the only one who felt that way at the time.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:03:35 PM »
Was it something said "in the heat of the moment"?

Because you constantly ride the "Nintendo is stupid, I hope they fail" train to the point where it's obsessively annoying.

This is good, because if the Wii U fails then it won't be a death blow for the company. That said, I do want the Wii U to fail because it would be a wake up call and it would force them to reconsider their focus and start catering to their core gamers. They have enough money in the bank that the Wii U could be a total disaster, but the company would still survive, and my hope is Iwata and Reggie would face a vote of no confidence and replaced by someone who will steer the company back on course.

The core statement you made was "I want the Wii U to fail because it isn't what I want."  You don't care about Nintendo, the folks who work there, the gamers who are excited for the system, nothing.  Your sole desire is that the Wii U fails so that you get what you want, everyone else be damned.

How's that for context?

Not true. I said I want the Wii U to fail, which was in the context of the dismal E3 showing. Since then a lot more games have been announced and my position has softened.

Also, I only said I want the Wii U to fail. I never said I wanted Nintendo to fail. The reason I said I wanted the Wii U to fail was so Nintendo could be like they used to be. The NES and SNES were the consoles I grew up with and to this day they remain my favorites of all time. So what do you have to say about that?

I also actually liked the Gamecube even though most people didn't.  It was only with the Wii that I was actually disappointed and it made me jump ship to another console. I don't want the Wii U to be a repeat of that. That is why I said I wanted it to fail. It has "Wii" in the name, and that name has a bad taste in my mouth.

But to put it simply I hate the brand, but not the company behind it. BTW, I also have a DSi and you don't hear me hating on that. The only problem I have with the 3DS is it doesn't have dual analogs integrated into it by default. I'm still holding out hope this is going to happen in a revision, but even if it doesn't I probably will still pick up a 3DS at some point.

Again, its only the Wii I have a problem with. And that's because of the casual waggleware and little else available. The other Nintendo systems weren't like that. The N64 and Gamecube had droughts, but at least when there were games they were awesome.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Wii U in Review (News & Rumor Consolidation)
« on: October 08, 2012, 02:36:39 AM »
ML: Well, right now, the Wii U is the strongest console with a lot of potential for the future. You should not forget, that the Wii U GPU is from a different generation than the ones from the current competitors. Because of that, there are many new ways of approaching things. Which, on the one side, are easier to implement than special hybrid solutions that are currently used on the other consoles, and on the other hand, which brings with it a much better performance. In cooperation with the generous working storage you have unbelievable possibilities. You should not forget that you need developers who can actually max out the potential of a console. And with teams like Retro Studios and EAD, Nintendo has an unbeatable advantage

Yet another commentator who doesn't seem to get that the PS360 are on their last legs and won't be the Wii U's real competition. This is like if back in like 2006 someone pointed out how the Wii was more powerful than the PS2, which was certainly true, but...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:31:29 AM »
Someone did change my title a day or two ago, but now its back. Why beat a dead horse? I have it in my signature and I even made this thread about it. Everyone knows I said it. I don't deny it. Why can't we just move on? You know people say things in the heat of the moment they mean at that time but they might not always mean. It doesn't need to be there as a permanent reminder. All it does is make me look like a troll, and I don't want that.

It isn't even in the context I said it. I said more than this, but someone (Uncle Bob?) snips only this out and removes it of all context. That ain't right. If you're going to quote something someone said, quote the whole thing, not just a piece of it that makes them look bad.

Its in my signature too, so what do you want from me? What is your goal?

Nintendo Gaming / I do want the Wii U to fail
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:09:39 AM »
Just an FYI to everyone.  :cool;

TalkBack / Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Preview
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:04:58 AM »
Did anyone ever play the Goldeneye 007 Reloaded? I've been wanting to playing it to see how they improved it, and I'd want to check out the online, but I'm afraid no one is on it.

I've played the PS3 version of it. I found it extremely frustrating and time consuming to be able to get into an online multiplayer match. It isn't like COD where you can get into multiplayer games quick and easily. I mean there are people playing it and you can get into the matches, but you might have to wait awhile.

How can Reggie satisfy you when you want games to be released before they are even completed?!

They came out in 2010 in Europe and Japan, right? If so, then I was wrong about 2009, but my point is still valid. The games came out in other regions 2 years before they came out in North America. If it were just Japan I would understand it was because of localization issues, but then why is it that Europe had them localized into English without a problem?

Nobody pushed anything on to you, the games were simply available and you either buy it or don't buy it. It doesn't insult you by merely existing and doesn't insult you by being advertised to you.

I didn't say he forced it on gamers at gunpoint. Obviously you had the option of not buying it or going to the competition (which many Wii owners did). But he did "push" the games, and by that I mean that's what he promoted and trumpeted for you to buy. His attitude was basically "here's your food. If you don't like it, starve". And that was it... and then when he received criticism he responded by saying "gamers are insatiable" those were his actual words. I'm not making that up.

You're still making the assumption that Reggie is soley responsible for holding back those games. Where is your source? He may be the head of NoA but he's not the head of Nintendo Japan, you don't even know what this professional responsibilities are.

1) Apparently everything is an assumption.

2) I realize he's the head of NoA and not Nintendo of Japan. But do you realize that the head of NoE isn't the head of Nintendo of Japan either? Yet, somehow the head of NoE was able to localize these games two years ago and didn't drag their feet about it or make excuses.

Reggie's excuse for taking so long to deliver the games may have been his belief that they wouldn't sell, but this recent comment where he said they sold "quite well" seems to prove he was wrong for rejecting the games as long as he did. Yes, that's an assumption, but so what? Everything I say is an assumption apparently. But isn't that assumption correct?

Does it make you feel more manly to insult someone?

I'm not insulting someone, I'm insulting the casual waggleware that Reggie has been peddling the last 6 years. That is not someone, that is something. And the reason I insult it is because it is an insult to gamers everywhere. By pushing it on us Reggie was insulting us. He was insulting our intelligence by expecting we would buy into it. But we didn't want that. We wanted REAL games like Xenoblade and Last Story. Hopefully now Reggie realizes he was wrong all along and will change his ways accordingly.

Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku that Xenoblade Chronicles sold "quite well" for Nintendo.

Does this mean Reggie now realizes he was wrong about holding these games back? North America could have had these games back in 2009 just like Europe and Japan did. Imagine how much the sales of those games would be now, if they had been on the market three years ago and hadn't had their sales cut into by so many people having imported the game, or having abandoned the Wii entirely and moved on to greener pastures. As good as these games may have sold in 2012, if they had launched in 2009 they would have done far better.

I hope these games have sold better than the garbageware he likes peddling. Its too bad these games came out too late in the Wii's lifecycle to have made much of a difference, but it would be nice if they showed Reggie that core gamers matter and that he shouldn't neglect them in the future. No one cares about Reggie's garbage waggleware anymore. We want REAL games such as these. Hopefully the sales were good enough for him to have got the message, and more importantly hopefully he will change his ways. Reggie has the power to change. But first he has to want to change and he has to open his eyes to what gamers actually want.

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