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  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 5 days ago

    This is right up there with ET for Atari on my list of things to play.

    Posted in FMV Cult Classic Night Trap is Re-Releasing This Spring, Because Why Not?

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 6 days ago

    @SuperShinobi The N64 took so long to come out I gave up and bought a Saturn. FML.

    Posted in Old Game Magazines' "Letters to the Editor" Give Us a Glimpse Back at Ancient Gaming Discourse

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 9 days ago

    NES was fun. SNES was my digital heroin addiction. I still enjoy several of the games from that era. Game design had finally started to include some quality of life features and better game balance. Classics from that era are still constantly brought up in USGamer articles (Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger). Almost every kid I knew had an SNES. I know the stats say Genesis was killing it at that time, but that wasn't my reality. I just hope the emulation is good.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in The SNES Classic Won't Get Nearly as Much Hype as the NES Classic

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 12 days ago

    And I went from a buy it to wait for the GOTY edition. When in doubt I operate under the assumption of ill intent.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront II's Season Pass Situation Causes Confusion

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 17 days ago

    I have never understood Nintendo's allergic reaction to money. They habitually underestimate demand for their products. The Wii was notoriously difficult to acquire. Amiibos of certain varieties were difficult to find. When the N64 was released nobody could find extra controllers. Big business is not my profession but it appears they're routinely leaving money on the table. That's not a good mistake to repeat. For those still hungering for a classic NES experience check out Nestopia. It's easy to use and almost cycle accurate. The Wii U virtual console games have so much lag it's painful.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in NES Classic Discontinued in North America

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 18 days ago

    I enjoyed bringing order to the galaxy as a trooper in the 501st. Give me another experience like that and they'll have my money. I skipped out on the last Battlefront, and apparently most of the people that paid for it did as well.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront II Leak Shows The War From the Empire's Point of View

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 23 days ago

    @KaiserWarrior I think the plug and play abilities of consoles will still prevail. I'm surrounded by educated people, but none of them know anything about how their computer works. The don't know how their car works, their clothers dryer, refrigerator nor their air conditioning at home. And they don't want to know. It might as well be magic to them. They're willing to pony up the cash for convenience. People who know how machines and electronics operate are a rarity. I remember thinking my undergraduate education was almost worthless because all I got out of it was a piece of paper and not an actual skill other than taking multiple choice tests. My inlaws worship me for installing their screen door. Knowledge of a technical nature is seen as blue collar, and less desirable than being a banker or lawyer. The consoles will be fine due to inherent laziness and ignorance.

    Posted in Xbox Project Scorpio's Strength Isn't Enough To Lead The Pack

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 23 days ago

    Damn it. I may have to buy a console now. I remember the golden age of Square on the SNES. If this happens again goodbye wallet.

    Posted in Square-Enix Is Putting Its Full Support Behind the Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 26 days ago

    While I've generally liked Steam since I switched to PC gaming the lack of enforced functionality on modern operating systems is pathetic. I shouldn't have to scour the internet to find a fix for a game I've purchased in 2017. It should at least launch and enter the actual game. I've had major Star Wars games fail to launch. All Steam has to do is hire a guy to check to see if a game will launch, and if it doesn't the developer has to fix it or it doesn't get into the store. If Steam was still in its infancy I'd have more mercy, but Valve is now a titan of the industry, and I expect at least a "playable" standard from anything they sell. Keep it up and they'll start to lose more market share to GOG, who makes sure their games work. As far as the trash cluttering up the store it may behoove Valve to protect their brand image before they become known as "that place that sells crappy games."Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Valve Will Double Down On Letting Users Fix Steam's Problems

  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer Monkey-Tamer 27 days ago

    I'm so glad I stopped giving a crap about the collectibles. I've got Final Fantasy VIII figures from the turn of the century. Most of the figures just wind up collecting dust on a shelf. I'm at the point in my life where I want as little clutter as possible. The art books rarely have anything worth a damn, and the soundtracks rarely have anything I'd want to hear outside of the game. I'll gladly pay a fraction of the cost for the digital version on Steam during a sale. Most modern games only get played once, anyway. The quest kiosk open world stuff is getting real old (or perhaps I'm getting old).

    Posted in Starting Screen: How Exactly Did Destiny 2's $250 Collector's Edition Become the Accepted Norm?