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  • Avatar for KCC KCC 2 days ago

    The deals Blizzard had to make to get a branch in China exceed whatever comes to your imagination. China is full-speed on nationalized businesses, so that Blizz was willing to take whatever severe amount of cost and headache came with establishing a branch and releasing huge amounts of control over their properties there indicates a significant effort and huge investment.

    So yes; they worked very hard to get there, and to get there legitimately. So if somebody is going to come at them with Knockoffs, then you better believe that they are going to aggressively ensure that their overwhelming efforts are not sabotaged by cheap knockoffs.

    I'm excited to be moving back to China next year, and have some budding ambitions of beginning a business of my own there in the future. That being said, it requires an intensive amount of investment, forfeit and risk for foreigners, and it only gets more and more problematic the larger a scale your business is and, more importantly, profits are (particularly whether or not those profits are going to be used in China or not). Either way, it's completely reasonable, and this should not be considered negative press should western gamers be offered even the slightest bit of information regarding the degree of challenge faced when creating a branch in China.

    Posted in Blizzard China Is Suing a Developer Over an Overwatch Clone

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 16 days ago


    Love the Switch? Great.
    Expect the Switch to be any different from 1st-party -entric monster than Wii/Wii U? Stop hallucinating.

    Nintendo has INCREASED it's anti-consumer stance since the Wii U era, and although the Switch itself is attractive this in no way means it is so for devs, publishers, or (swallow this down, crowd) consumers.

    You don't buy a Nintendo system for any reason other than Nintendo, and the group most drilling this home is Nintendo. 3rd party fully exist in a Sink-or-Swim world with the platform, and so they shell out just enough to have that gamble concerning, a calculated gamble, I add, which they can recover from should (really, When) it falls negative.

    It doesn't matter that the Switch is the first console platform that has the ability to hold console/pc-centric Gamer's hands as it leads them with non-bias lucidity into the option of portable gaming; that isn't as big as you think, because any type who has negated the portable experience this far, which has been PHENOMENAL since the GBA, clearly doesn't give a s*** about gaming portably, even if that is just lain prostate in bed.

    So what does this mean? Exactly what everyone with a brain already knew. Nintendo platforms are anti-consumer, ESPECIALLY in the digital realm which is increasingly (and will only increase further) important, seeing as you don't actually own anything but rather your Nintendo system itself does. And yes, the obtuse medium decisions further alienate consumers, which Nintendo has already proven, and will continue to prove, they are more than willing to further deviate and obscure so to force an intrinsic dependence upon the corporation itself to have an enjoyable experience (which is lunatic and increasingly proving to not work/be true).

    Let Nintendo die, please. Seriously. Let them go broke, and bring their teams to 3rd party where they would actually be able to celebrate their well-earned accolades and sales numbers without having to cripple such achievements by blatantly attacking those people who made such successes possible.
    It's a garbage company; accept that, and bring them down. Like a child, they will only learn from repercussions, and they're well overdue for such.

    Posted in No One Seems to be Playing FIFA 18 Ultimate Team on the Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 25 days ago

    Prior to FFXV's food pornography, which is truly wonderful, my answer would have been Lon Lon Milk in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Link chugs the bottle, breathlessly finishes, and life is effectively better. Big reason that one sticks with me is that game came out when I was in Elementary school, and sometime near playing it we had a field trip to a farm. Sure enough, they sold bottled milk, and you better believe I had my mum buy me one (thank goodness she chaperoned that one!) and I rushed off to the woods surrounding the farm, stood on a tree branch, and chugged that thing just like Link. Most magic of all, I somehow didn't vomit it back up.

    But nowadays--- it's FFXV. Those dishes are delightful, and inspire me to get creative with my own cooking as well.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Meal or Food Item(s) in a Game?

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 28 days ago

    Secret of Mana remake isn't coming to Switch.

    The Seiken Densetsu collection came to Switch in Japan, which is a barebones of collection of 3 SNES games heavily priced.
    SE also released the Dragon Quest Heroes I & II collection on Switch in Japan, which is a technically messy game that performs like garbage.

    So... right. SE are just going through the PR nonsense here, as so far they've been perfectly fine with captlizing on the launch period/lack of competition at the expense of producing quality software for the platform.
    Octopath, though, is an earnest trial of the system, their first authentic release that will gauge whether this time around Nintendo buyers are interested in buying non-Nintendo software for the platform, much in the way Capcom toed the water with Ultra Street Fighter (although the latter is less successful a gauge as it was too early in the system's life/less competition than there will be now with the system rolling).

    Frankly I don't care. I buy Nintendo platforms to play Nintendo games; SE can continue throwing millions at creating really beautiful games that only come out on the most powerful systems. That's fine; that's clearly what they've been doing for a while now, and I guess it's working? I dunno; but for the Switch--- ehh, that Nintendo line-up is mighty strong for the remainder of this year into early next year, so 3rd party better be ready for the same old disappointment.

    Posted in Final Fantasy XV for Switch Prototypes "Weren't Satisfactory"

  • Avatar for KCC KCC A month ago

    Final Fantasy XIII. The worst. Broke my heart.
    Only good thing that came out of it was it made me finally look to handhelds. I'm an 80% jrpg gamer, and little did I know that the stuff I'd been playing, Blue Dragon, Eternal Sonata, Enchanted Arms, etc. were all utter trash in comparison to the titles that were coming out on the PSP and DS. Never looked back to consoles since.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's the First Game You Bought That You Wish You Could've Returned?

  • Avatar for KCC KCC A month ago

    Just throwing this out there; the mobile port of Sonic CD is great. Bought it last year for I think $2, and it's really just terrific. Plays wonderfully even with touch controls; feels tight, responsive and unhampered by the platform. I played it on my iPhone SE (the littlest one, fyi) and didn't have any issues with it.

    So if you never owned a SEGA CD, just know the mobile version is a perfectly fine way to play the game.

    Posted in Gotta Go Fast: Ranking All of The Sonic The Hedgehog Games

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 2 months ago

    I know nostalgia is big here, but for those of you who haven't played Blur I reallllllly suggest putting the time to hook back up your PS3/360 and give it a go. It's a downright amazing arcade racer that is an utter blast from head to toe. I was a huge fan right from the multiplayer beta-test way back on XBL, and picked it up day one.

    Seriously it's amazing, and is undoubtedly of the very few last-gen games that genuinely deserve just an HD touch-up, a second chance really, to reach the public. I'd love a sequel, but don't expect it; but if they'd just give that game one more chance, if only through an HD touch-up, I really think it would fare much better this time around. And it deserves it.

    Also disagree with the comparison in the article. Modnation and Mario Kart are, well, Kart games; Blur is an Arcade Racer, and there's a very big difference between the two.
    Blur was also much better than those two!
    *fearfully flees from infuriated Kart fans*

    Posted in Five Activision Classics That Deserve The Crash N.Sane Trilogy Treatment

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 3 months ago

    ...that being said, it is still Valkyria; bought!
    I don't expect much, but eh; this series excites me, so I'll sink with the ship here.

    Also, of the commentators; why is everyone picking on 2? It's easily the most eclectic Jpn-developed take on school settings, the character development is excellent, especially with its display of the more explosive temperament of the younger cast as it deals far more heavily with problems of race and reactionary misunderstanding/lack of historical education. It also has some of the best production values of the PSP; absolutely gorgeous, in every facet.
    As for 3--- feel like the people who praise it probably didn't get far with it. It's definitely inferior to VC2, largely just a copy of VC2 but with new char/story, the both of which are weaker. The fan translation shouldn't be judged as official, but you can buy the Artbook of VC3 which is translated and fully details the story from the designers' own words. It's not as strong; yes, the concept of the penal squad is more interesting than school, but that doesn't make it better, and it shows.

    Posted in Valkyria Revolution Review: War Crimes

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 4 months ago

    Gamers whining about things they want but don't use/buy/support: how rare.

    I really think this article is missing the point of BC for most people, and that 1.6% isn't people waxing nostalgic over 360 games (really, why would they so soon anyway) but rather people who didn't play games from that last gen.

    I had big disagreements with a recent USGamer article on the Xbox Game Pass, because the article treated older games as if they weren't relevent. And maybe they aren't to a lot of people--- particularly for those who have already played them. But for those who haven't, then not only is Xbox Game Pass a good deal, but it's also proof of how BC is important and who will actually utilize the feature.

    Personally, I skipped almost all of last gen consoles as I stuck exclusively with handhelds. So for me, BC is really great as I am super excited to dive into Bioshock Infinite finally, and catch up on Fable, and all of that. It's a big deal to me that these games are available because I haven't played them and I always wanted to, but couldn't afford so many different consoles at the time.

    I do think gamers love to pretend they like older stuff more than they actually do, especially when "Older" is last gen. Gaming is a pretty vain and swift market if you pay attention to how fast games with online drop off and the general pace of new games coverage (Excited! Want! Preorder/Kickstart! *Game Releases* A topic of praise on a forum post, play half of the game, quit and never touch again), then it won't be a surprise that gamers are, while the most enthusiastic consumer group, also the most unreliable (albeit predictably so).

    Oh well. Just got my XOne, and so much to catch up on.

    Posted in New Study Finds That Gamers Don't Really Use Backwards Compatibility

  • Avatar for KCC KCC 4 months ago

    Finally deleted FE:H with this event; didn't get anything with my saved 60 orbs :(

    Had a lot of fun with this game since launch, but didn't put any money into it. Had a great balance of free-orbs to keep cheap SOBs like me around, though.

    But just did my 4th or 5th summon and nothing; no meaningful 4-stars even. I got Ike when he was announced, which was nice, but the game has really blasted into complexity since Inherit Skill, and that's just not my bit.

    It was a good run for a cheap-o like me though. Really wanted Wedding Cordelia (she's my favorite char. from the series), but oh well.Good try, but time to move on!

    Posted in Fire Emblem Heroes Knows Its Audience, Adds Wedding Costumes