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Reggie Schreiber, Dublin, Ca

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Owner and sole developer at Pixel Licker LLC. I make retro games and will be happy if I can wake up each day and push pixels for a living.

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  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 2 days ago

    So how do they level up Pokemon now? I thought there was a sort of symbiosis between random battles and leveling that basically constitutes RPG grind. If you can now just choose to ignore battles to cherry pick the missing monsters on your checklist, do you still need to endlessly battle for leveling? Seems to not really eliminate the annoying factor of random battles much.

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

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 4 days ago

    Great article. As someone who cut his early gaming teeth on Ultima 1 and 3, I still think of RPG as something that conveys the same sort of distilled D&D essence of these games. I actually miss the simpler storytelling of these old games. When you have to adhere to severe hardware limitations, you learn to embrace brevity in your writing instead of requiring the player to sit through your 20 hour (B movie) screenplay.

    Posted in How the Ultima Trilogy Took a Genre from Tabletop to Hi-Tech

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 13 days ago

    I would also say that a team of 100 aiming at leaping ahead and making genre-defining games means you ARE a AAA developer now (if you weren't already AAA during your first few game releases). I miss the days of 20 person teams making mid sized games, and I am glad these folks found a way to stay open, but managing a team of 100 is not the same as 20. I have witnessed first hand how expanding very quickly turns into a disaster. Good luck in your next 3rd person action game (most likely). And I hope MS still considers your personal goals whenever they switch gears/management.

    Posted in Ninja Theory Joined Microsoft Studios for Creative Independence and Support

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 13 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey sorry I thought you meant as a general rule. One IP (and very tired, beaten into the ground IP at that) doesn’t seem worthy of much praise to me.

    Posted in Command and Conquer: Rivals' Bastardization of a Classic Brand is Just Bad Business for EA

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 14 days ago

    I would have put Konami ahead of EA.

    But I am curious how you think Capcom and Sega have spun gold from old, beloved, classic IP?

    Posted in Command and Conquer: Rivals' Bastardization of a Classic Brand is Just Bad Business for EA

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 17 days ago

    Sorry, I will always want a local copy that can boot regardless of internet. And that means I will always need local hardware that can handle the task. I also don't want to have any sort of subscription service that is the only way to play something because, inevitably, they will remove the game you want at some point. Netflix sort of works because you can go and buy the DVD/Bluray and actually play it with modest hardware. It is the same reason I am pretty sure Nintendo's subscription service won't tickle my fancy.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Ubisoft CEO: Next-Gen Consoles May be the Last

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 18 days ago

    As long as their curation tools let me filter out the drek made with 3D model asset packs, clones of whatever is hot right now and anything that appears to be made by a high schooler, I will be happy.

    Posted in Valve's New Steam Policy: Anything Goes

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 22 days ago

    Reboot Valis as a 2D Metroidvania. And ditch the hentai veneer.

    Posted in What Franchise Should Have a Different Genre Spin-off?

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 24 days ago

    While they’re at it, Nintendo, can you please make an alternate R joy con that has 6 face buttons. Feel free to dump the shoulders if you need to. Anything closer to a genesis 6 button/Saturn controller would make fighting games more enjoyable. And no, I don’t subscribe to the SNES/PS1/PS2 controller setup for 2D fighters.

    Posted in Hey Nintendo, The Switch Joy-Con D-Pad is Still Terrible

  • Avatar for mobichan mobichan 26 days ago

    @nilcam On the one hand: yay for a good stick! On the other hand, I only care about playing 3rdStrike seriously. :(

    Posted in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review

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