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I have been gaming since I was six years old, back in the beautiful year of 1990 (man, I’m getting old XD). Graduated as an Industrial Engineer. Fan of anime, manga and comics. I’m partial towards the consoles and games from Nintendo and Sony, although I would probably play in every platform in existence if I had the time and money to do so. I’m a bit of a retro gamer, but without disparaging modern games. Unyielding fan of The Legend of Zelda and Mega Man, I will probably keep playing games from those franchises until I die.

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  • Avatar for docexe docexe 11 hours ago

    It sounds to me like the “cloud powered destruction” was one of those features that was just way too ambitious for the developers to actually pull it off. Not the first time a game enters development hell for such a reason, but it suck for the Crackdown fans who were expecting this game.

    Posted in Crackdown 3's Destruction-Heavy Multiplayer Mode Still In Development

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 11 hours ago

    @Flipsider99 I don’t disagree on principle with your points about how certain mechanics have inherent value and it ultimately depends of the type of experience that the game designer is trying to create whether or not they fit for the game in question.

    But the term “regressive” is well employed in this context: The general argument posited by Kat is that this series has used a certain mechanic without change since the beginning, yet this new spin-off changes that mechanic and improves things as a result. So, from that point of view, keeping that mechanic in the main series after this spin-off changes things would then indeed be regressive.

    You might disagree on that, but it’s frankly unbecoming on your part to attack Kat’s moral character in that respect.

    Posted in Pokemon Let's Go Has Convinced Me That It's Time for Pokemon's Random Encounters to Die

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 2 days ago

    I remember playing the first two Super Butouden games in the SNES back in the mid 90's (admittedly in pirated form). They were interesting in how they deviated from typical fighting games, although only Super Butouden 2 was particularly good. I kinda wish that was the one offered as a pre-order bonus, although it doesn't have characters as recognizable as the first game.

    I remember both games were also massive spoiler fest in a sense. Dragon Ball was already incredibly popular in my country by then, but the dub hadn't covered all the events of the games yet (indeed, I think DBZ had just premiered on TV by the time I played Super Butouden 2). So while I obviously didn't understand a iota of the Japanese, I already knew of certain plot points in advance before I watched them in the anime, like Vegeta and Piccolo switching sides, Goku turning Super Saiyan against Frieza or Gohan being the one who defeated Cell.

    I have to assume that Super Butouden (or any of the other SNES Dragon Ball games for that matter) won't receive a proper release on Switch either. It seems they are not even bothering to localize it.

    Posted in Dragon Ball FighterZ Releasing in September on Switch, Comes with Super Famicom Game

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 2 days ago

    @Fourfoldroot I’m not an expert on the matter, but admittedly, from a technical perspective it might not be possible to implement such a partition in the virtual currency (or there might be methods to do it, but they could probably be too costly to implement or had other kind of pitfalls).

    Even then, I don’t think it’s really OK to excuse Sony of any responsibility on this issue. Ultimately, Epic has to comply with whatever terms Sony stipulates to them in their contract or licensing agreements. In that sense, the decision for the account lockdown is ultimately mandated by Sony, no one else.

    Posted in If Fortnite and Minecraft Can't Make Sony Support Cross-Play, Nothing Will

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 2 days ago

    From the point of view of the customer, crossplay between the three major consoles is a fantastic thing. It allows for a larger player base for online multiplayer and if your friends or family have a different console, you still can play together.

    From the point of view of the platform holder, however, it’s essentially giving away a competitive advantage. After all, one of the most common arguments I remember hearing at the beginning of this generation about why some people went with Xbox instead of PlayStation or visceversa was “because all my friends chose it and I want to play online with them”.

    In that sense, I can understand why Sony is so reluctant to allow crossplay with the other console manufacturers. And let’s be completely honest: Nintendo and Microsoft are currently “champions” of crossplay only because they have been in a weakened position during the current generation. Promoting crossplay is advantageous to them given their relatively smaller install bases, but if the Wii U or the Xbox One had been more successful in the market, you can definitely bet neither one of them would be so willing to break the proverbial wall of their closed gardens.

    That being said, while I can understand (if not celebrate) Sony’s reluctance to allow crossplay, their decision to lock third party accounts on Fornite to PSN (which let’s remember, it’s not quite the same thing as allowing crossplay) seems unreasonable. I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt if it was a technical issue or network security issue, but that tweet from Smedley (which we have to assume is entirely true) paints them as really overzealous.

    I could understand, say, putting some kind of check in place so while playing Fortnite on PS4, people could only use V-bucks (the Fortnite virtual currency) that were directly bought on the PSN store. But locking the account completely to your platform because you can’t stand someone using a costume that was bought somewhere else seems excessive, not to mention really greedy and petty.

    Posted in If Fortnite and Minecraft Can't Make Sony Support Cross-Play, Nothing Will

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 2 days ago

    @NateDizzy I just hope that my arthritic hands will still be capable of holding a controller by the time the final episode arrives.

    Posted in The Final Fantasy VII Remake is "Moving Along More Than Expected."

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 3 days ago

    They aren't tehnically dinosaurs, but some of the creatures in the Xenoblade series might merit a mention. I remember I got chills the first time I walked near a Millesaur in XCX. Those things are really huge and pack quite the punch even if you are fighting on a Skell.

    Posted in In Honor of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Release: The Top 10 Coolest Dinosaur Moments in Games

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 3 days ago

    The power differential will certainly grow with the next generation, but I think Switch will be fine. It's portable nature puts it in a market niche of its own after all.

    Besides, there is the possibility that by 2020, Nintendo releases a "New Switch" or something along those lines.

    Posted in What the Next Console Generation Could Mean for Switch According to One of its Key Developers

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 4 days ago

    As the old adage says: I'll believe it when I see it.

    Posted in The Final Fantasy VII Remake is "Moving Along More Than Expected."

  • Avatar for docexe docexe 4 days ago

    I remember I really disliked Waluigi back when he was introduced for the first time. He just seemed like a very unoriginal bad joke. As time has passed I have developed a soft spot for him, in part thanks to the memes.

    The internet has kind of turned him into a similar character to Dr. Gregory House, Haruhi Suzumiya or the MCU version of Tony Stark: A character who doesn't give a damn about social convention or basic manners and who does whatever they please with style. You would like nothing but to punch their brains out if you ever meet a person like that IRL, but they are perversely fun to watch, in part because they allow to vicariously sublimate our own antisocial tendencies.

    That being said, I don't see much point in adding him to the Smash roster. He kinda fits better as an obnoxious assist trophy who enters the fray, causes mayhem for a while then leaves. That just seems to fit his personality.

    Posted in How Waluigi Became So Damned Popular: An Investigation