His all time favorite console is the Saturn. His Genres of choice or Shmups and Fighters. He HATES Nintendo.
His Holiness Pope the Rev The 28th. Is a gamer, Philosopher, Psychologist, Guilty Gear XX #Reload GOD and former cult You Tube Personality. Today he rambles on Destructoid. Forgive his spelling and Grammer, he doesn't have time to send everything he writes to his proof readers.
Today I did something I haven't done yet, Downloaded two versions of the same game on 360 and PS3. That game being Strider. I actually noticed a few differences between the 360 and PS3 game they're subtle differences. the 360 Version had that weird Pastel Sheen that all 360 games seem to have and it seemed to be easier. The PS3 Version has better lighting effects and is harder. I played both versions on Normal Difficulty. The Result? I might buy it for both.
There were two other 360 Demos I decided to give a try. A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX and Lococycle. A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX reminds me of Mega Man...Instant buy I'm so going to buy it once I get some MS Cards and Lococycle, might buy that too it reminds me of of Bayonetta....with a psychotic bike. A much better game than I expected FINALLY an XBOX exclusive that doesn't suck. Not a system seller though.
While I have not gotten the Left behind DLC for The Last of Us yes I have been thinking about people who don't like the game and what type of people they are. My findings were interesting. The Majority of the people who don't like the game tend to be younger people the slow game play isn't everyone's cup of tea but younger people I don't think have had enough loss in their life to where they could relate to Joel. At 32 I've had my share of loss and heartbreak and I can easily identify with Joel. These younguns can't relate to Joel and haven't had the tough life that Ellie's had so they can't relate and they just dimiss this as some Walking dead rip off. I think the older you are and more losses You've had in your life the more you like The Last of Us. But the people who weren't young wippersnappers had a valid reason as well. They just don't like dark story in games and I can respect that too.
I did encounter glitches during my time with the Last of Us. In the subway I fell though a floor for no reason and died and in the resort town half an environment didn't load and Ellie went falling to her death.
I have had alot of weird video game character crushes over the years. But I think my Ellie Crush has to be the weirdest.
OK last one, Next Blog I'm talking about emulating without the need for a PC. Anyways Just because I love my PS2 and my PS3 doesn't mean I don't still have a few issues with Sony. Things that may or may not have already addressed. So lets just begin shall we.
Lack of Vita MUST HAVES- See yeah there are games on the Vita, you can't say the Vita has NO games and it has games I'd buy but nothing on the Vita screams YOU MUST HAVE THIS The PSP had a strong libaray of great games nobody bought (Mavrick Hunter X, Mega Man Power'd Up) The Vita uhhhh besides Uncensored Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 what is on the Vita that isn't a port of something else? Even Sigma 2 is just a port of something else. I guess there's Gravitiy Rush and a ton of Japanese games but I just see no real reason to own a Vita. Give the Vita TV an external UMD Drive...and I'm interested until then. Give me a reason to own a Vita. I want one I just don't want one enough right now.
Proprietary storage media- UMDs, Memory sticks, whatever the Vita uses. WHAT exactly is wrong with SD Cards? No Really what's wrong with SD cards? The UMD? It's cool but disc drives fail. I'm sure there are quite a few Dead PSPs that were just dropped and everything got out of whack. Memory sticks might not be as wide as SD Cards, but they sure aren't as practical. Of course, you get a big piece of the pie for using your own media right? Look how insanely over priced storage media is for the Vita.
Removal of features from consoles- Every single port behind the PS1, The Hard drive bay from the PS2, Other OS, the Card Reader and PS2 Backwards compatibility from the PS3. Handhelds aren't exempt either, the PSP 3000 screen sucks and No more OLEDs in the Vita. It's a shock that the PS4 has shipped with so few extra features that Sony has nothing to remove from the PS4, only add. It may be to cut costs and make the hardware sleeker but there are ways to do that without cutting features.
The handling of the 2011 PSN Fiasco- I wasn't around for that I was full on Team XBOX when that was going down. But Sony really mishandled it. They should have embraced the PS3 being open. The was it was Jailbroken from what I understand did not enable pirating but just the running of Homebrew apps having Linux on the PS3 also meant the thing was a super console. A PS3 that can run PS1 games, PS2 PS3 AND MAME? That's the perfect console right there. BUT NO... Sony had to get up set sue the guy thus leading to their network getting hacked by Cyber Terrorists. It took them FOREVER to get PSN users back online too. I fully support open source and I think legacy consoles should be made open but nobody wants to maybe someday. None the Less Sony should not have called the Lawyers unless Piracy was going to be an issue, At that point far as I know it wasn't.
SCEA- NO 2d for your. I think that's all I need to say. SCEA has been a thorn in the side of the niche gamer since the PS1 days. Not allowing some 2d games to come out, forcing compilations, Outright blocking games from coming out in the west and even rumors that they are the reason some PS3 games are in the US Digital only. They just, Have no clue. Granted they are getting better. But I will never forget how ass backwards they were back in the day and how them being so out of touch deprived us of so many games. SCEJ and SCEE weren't clueless dickbags though. THANKFULLY.
There are still alot of things I love about Sony, Getting rid of Region locking, Opening up the PS4 to Indies, the renewed focus on games and not forcing new media on us, Sony is in position to really take over again and I hope they don't screw it up. Just because Microsoft and Nintendo are screwing up royal right now doesn't mean Sony can let it's guard down.
Tell me HOW exactly does windows update ruin a computer? Because that is exactly what happened to my laptop. After 2 clean installs windows update slowed my laptop to a crawl and suddenly my screen is cutting out. It may be a few things but something killed my laptop and all I know is it was running FINE before Windows update was running.
So I'm wondering Mint or Unbuntu for my next system. Maybe a Chromebook? If I get a Chromebook neither Apple OR Microsoft get money from me.
It's not so much that I hate Microsoft so much that, ok I hate Microsoft. It's one of those slow builds. Through Dealing with DOS, Windows 3.1, The Kelz Virus and everything that has anything to do with Windows ME, Headaches with Windows XP, Vista,various problems that required clean installs of Windows 7 and finally to the gigantic clusterfuck that is Windows 8 I've about had it and I want an OS that I install and don't need to worry about until it's time to replace THAT computer. Oh and Microsoft support, they aren't the friendliest people in the world either at least I got an American that one time I called them over a product key getting rejected out of the blue for absolutely no reason. Cost me $300 to get another key and disc for Windows 7 Ultimate.
Yeah I'm done.
But what about the XBOX? I jumped on the XBOX train early I got a Launch Window XBOX Classic that died about a year ago out of the blue with no warnings what so ever. entombed with in is a copy of DOA3 that I cannot no matter what I do or how much I poke that hole, get out of the system. I liked the XBOX Classic, Voodoo Vince, Blinx, several Sega games there was alot of Creativity on the XBOX Classic and it's fairly easy to soft mod and turn into a Jukebox, or Media center or MAME powerhouse. I love how versatile the XBOX Classic is.
THEN Comes the 360. I stood by them through 3 RRODs, my 360 RROD'd the DAY I got it yeah I didn't even have it an hour before DOA4 caused my System to spazz out. Eventually it did start working but not for long. It would take 3 repairs before my 360 started working again It's been nearly 5 years since the last repair and it's running smoothly I mostly keep my 360 around for the XBLA games which ARE AWESOME and when XBLA for 360 goes down, I have a Doorstop and the hardcore shmups which, fuck knows why those small developers chose the 360 for. I kept my copy of Bayonetta as the 360 version is the definitive one but for the most part these days all my gaming, Netflix, and You Tubing is done on my PS3. My Live old expires in a few weeks the first time since 2002 that I will be without paid XBOX live. Every console feature behind a $60 a year paywall? No Thanks
I could get into the XBOX One or as I call it the Cablebox one, but what's to say. Microsoft wanted to fuck us over, but UNLIKE SOME OTHER COMPANY knew there was backlash and responded to it. I applause them for listening to the backlash but this does not fix the underlaying problem that the Cablebox One and the 360 have. Microsoft doesn't view them as consoles anymore, they're media hubs. The First Party games lack the soul of Nintendo (When Nintendo isn't doing the same thing over again) or Sony. 3rd Party exclusives don't exist and they're losing favor with Japanese developers as G.Rev, Arc Systems works and a few others are skipping 360 ports all together and going with the PS3,PS4 or a Nintendo platform. Unless the tournament is paid off coughEVOCough the tournament standard for fighting games is the PS3. So I really see no reason to stick with the XBOX and after the last remaining shmups are released for it (If region free) and after Mighty No 9 is released that's it I'm completely done with XBOX.
I know this isn't quite as scathing as what I had to say about Nintendo and I missed the obvious joke of them hiring somebody from Tech Support to be their new CEO. But I have to be an equal opportunist. AND before you call me a Sony Fanboy don't worry, Tomorrow I'll have plenty to say about Sony's short comings too.
As Expected I got a shit ton of replies to my previous blog, not as much backlash from butthurt Nintendo fans as I thought, a few but not nearly the full on attack for their beloved Digital Disney as I thought. And YES Mario Vita was just a joke. It was the most random place I thought Mario could end up. But now it's time to explain WHY I hate Nintendo.
Now lets be clear on one thing, NES, SNES, Gameboy Advance nothing but love for those platforms and the games that was Nintendo at it's creative peak. The DS... EH no matter how many 50 shitzillion games are on it I just can't play anything other than Sonic and Ouendan on it. I'm just not feeling it. The Gamecube of which I have 2 just doesn't have the SNES/NES magic and the Gameboy Adapter is the factor that redeems it for me.
I don't hate old Mario either, I remember when a New Mario was something special something that happens only once in a Concsole Cycle. I wish we had more games like Super Mario World back in the day but Super Mario World was all we got and we have to accept that. I love Kirby too, Nightmare in Dreamland is the most fun I've had with any platformer in a really long time and I have alot of Secrets left undiscovered. It's a great game and I don't think there are too many BAD Kirby games maybe a handful, which Ironically have been made recently. Also, while I think Nintendo is milking Zelda too much these days I do think Link to the Past is one of the finest games of it's day and few games match it Graphically even today. That's a thing with SNES games, they Hold up. Everything Nintendo made after doesn't really hold up. But that's now why I hate Nintendo. Here are some of the Reasons I hate Nintendo.
-Gimmicks, Motion Controls, Second Screens, Weird Button Placements it's all AHH
This is ONE of the reasons 3rd parties avoid Nintendo. Nintendo feels they need to Innovate rather than make fun games people want to play. The Trade off is we get less games that ARE unique, Few Wii Games used Motion Controls in any unique way and most of the Wii games were 3rd party Mii too minigame shovelware. Nintendo thought they were changing the world with Motion controls, Instead they were just limiting creativity You can only make so many games where swing a controller like a sword. As the Wii went on it became clearer and Clearer these gimmicks weren't to further gameplay but that Nintendo was becoming creatively bankrupt and thought people would be stupid enough to see through that and if they released a few Marios and Zeldas nobody would notice they were running out of ideas and needed Gimmicks to compensate.
-Hiding behind Lawyers- Yes even the most die hard Nintendo loyalist can't deny Nintendo is so insecure they need to hide behind lawyers, Be it Suing Tengen for doing what people did for decades on Atari hardware, Suing over the Game Genie, Yelling at fans for doing lets plays on You Tube, or shutting down Charity Smash Bros Tournaments Nintendo are Litigious cowards. When Sony is embracing gameplay sharing and Capcom has You Tube uploads for 3rd strike Online and USFIV and even Tecmo has Facebook and You Tube Sharing in DOA5. Nintendo is too busy getting the legal team to flag lets plays because they are greedy bastards. Oh how about that time Nitnendo sent the Suicide girls a Cease and Desist because one of the girls simply was a Metroid fan? Yeah
you can't defend Nintendo here. They are cowards who hide behind Lawyers more than any other company does.
3rd Party treatment- Did you it costs more to develop for Nintendo than any other company? Nintendo has had the highest license fees of any company for the longest time. How about their censorship in the 90s where as great as the SNES was you couldn't go all in with what you wanted because of Nintendo Censors, that did eventually bite them in the ass and they relented but still. How about in the NES days where Nintendo illegally forced a monopoly by demanding 3rd parties ONLY develop for them. Nintendo has as much regard for 3rd Parties as it does you.
They think you're anti social nerds with no life
BUT BUT BUT THAT WAS IN THE 80s... Yeah well look
Yeah that's what Nintendo thinks of you.
Shall I go on?
Ancient thinking- Nintendo is struggling to have a coherent online system and only JUST NOW Realizes that the Wii U and 3DS should have unified online. The Wii U is still just an upgraded Gamecube using technology that's at least 8 years old. I know GAMEPLAY OVER GRAPHICS BLAH BLAHBLAH, but as I'll mention later, Nintendo is creatively bankrupt. Nintendo is still the only company that uses region locking, but for people who hide behind an army of attorneys that's not a surprise. It seems like Nintendo is stuck in 1996 but it's not 1996 anymore people have changed, Gaming has changed, Nintendo hasn't they feel they need to "Innovate how we play games" Rather than make good ones. So lets get to the last point.
NINTENDO IS CREATIVELY BANKRUPT- 6 Mario games IN THE LAST YEAR. A Zelda Remake, a Pretty terrible sequel to Link to the Past (Nintendrones will love it but it's MEH) Nintendo is pretty much JUST MARIO AND JUST ZELDA and while I applaud them for a New Kid Icarus they aren't going to make any sequels, becuase MARIO we need to make more Mario. Yeah like I said earlier a New Mario used to be something special a huge event something you count down. Now we're like UHG ANOTHER MARIO well besides the Nintendrones, Lets see in the last year we've had what, Mario 3d land, New Super Mario Brothers U, New Super Mario Bros 2, Super Luigi bros and Mario 3rd World GOOD GOD that's alot of Mario in a short timespan. and Guess what? Mario 3d world is the WORST SELLING Mario game of all time to date. People are sick of Mario. Remember that awesome e3 Zelda demo? You know this one?
instead of that awesomness Nintendo rehashes the last time we got a Zelda we didn't want, Wind Waker HD and yes the Nintendrones ate it up but those wanting something new were left holding the bag.
When was the last time Nintendo even promoted something new? Did Wonderful 101 get any TV ads? Did Nintendo Even TRY to promote Wonderful 101? Does Nintendo ever try to promote new ideas? I don't see it it's like Nintendo doesn't WANT to try new game ideas, just gimmicks and Mario. BECASUE THEY ARE CREATIVELY BANKRUPT. They don't want to promote new ideas because then, they have to follow up on them and heaven forbid they make a game that isn't Mario.
They Ignore fans and alienate old ones- People made it clear NO MORE REGION LOCKING, Nintendo PR told us to fuck off. WE WANT MOTHER 3, NO fuck you you aren't getting Mother 3 ever. New F-Zero, Miyamoto says No becuase he doesn't know what to do with F-Zero (Creative Bankruotcy) and as those ads I showed earlier show Nintendo has NO regard for fans new or old. That's why the Wii U is tanking, people are fed up. The Nintendo boycott train is getting more passengers. So You Nintendrones can continue to support a company that hates you and unlike other companies doesn't hide the fact they hate you. OR you can boycott Nintendo too and force them to change.
Fanboys fanboys fanboys, Besides PC Gamers there are no group of fanboys I hate more than Nintendo fanboys. It is apprently illegal on the internet to hate Nintendo. I have gotten no less than 5 forum bans for no other reason that, I hate Nintendo. So to see Nintendo falling flat on their face with the Wii U. It's gratifying. BUT we can't have Nintendo just go away. I mean year Nintendo could BEG Sony to forgive them over the whole SNES CD deal and we can get Super Mario Bros Vita but Nintendo is too stupid to do that.
So what exactly is it that Nintendo should do to get out of it's rut? It's pretty simple. Give the freedom to Indie Devs to make their dream Nintendo games, Listen to what games their alienated fanbase ones, you know the real fans that are fucking sick of fucking Mario Not the brainwashed fanboys who will just buy whatever Miyamoto and Co Shit out but old school Nintendo fans who have felt left out since the Gamecube days when Nintendo stopped giving a shit. More Kirby isn't a bad thing, Translated Mother 3, A New F-Zero, Revivals of Old IPs and new ones, and where IS that new IP Nintendo?
Nintendo's biggest fault is that they just don't listen, to fans, to investors, to anyone they are so set in their ways because FUCK YOU WE'RE NINTENDO. and FUCK YOU WE'RE NINTENDO well it's not working for them. Sure the 3DS is going to keep them alive in the short term but how long will that last? Nintendo needs to understand that this isn't 1996 forcing gimmicks on the consumer (Microsoft this applies to you too) doesn't work anymore especially when those gimmicks aren't even supported after 6 months. How many Motion control games were released Late into the life span of the Wii? EXACTLY hardly any.
If Nintendo wants to stay independent they need to listen to us their harshest critics, they need new blood and they need new management. Otherwise. I'm pre ordering Super Mario Vita.
because nobody is so stupid they won't just up and go under...
I finally had enough of that elitist on Facebook and blocked him. He's running his mouth again about how no matter how much single player time you put it it's nothing. I finally labeled him a poser and hit the block button.
So What fighting game have I chosen? Chip...Guilty Gear XX Accent core Plus. I'm slowly building up combo skills with Chip and if anybody ever gets on line I hope to test my skills with Chip out. Chip also seems to have the easiest dust combos. So there we go. I'm going to start clocking in the hours in Guilty Gear XX AC Plus and get as good as I can with Chip.
I've been looking for a female perspective on gaming. My favorite girl gamer Rinrygamegame is a mother now and new videos have pretty much slowed to a crawl that's just life when you have a mini version of you to take care of everything else goes on the backburner. I won't beat her up for starting a family. I was shocked to learn she was with child but not knowing a thing about her personal life helped make her so appealing. She was the perfect blend of knowledge about retro gaming and being cute as a button while not hitting us over the head with the fact she's a she. That's a problem I have with alot of female gamers on You Tube. They either play Bro games like Halo, or COD or Dead Space to get attention and know little of gaming outside the Bro game bubble or they are just nintendo fan girls who flash RPGs at us and then parade their douchebag boyfriends infront of the camera and that's just off putting. Rinry didn't do any of that she came off as genuine and i don't think there is anyone out there that can fill the void that her being a mother has left. Maybe there is another like her out there and I just don't know about them. I dunno. But I saw a lot of female gamer channels yesterday and they all fell under attention seeker or giggly fangirl parading boyfriend like a hunk of meat, or just flat out posers that use video games to get their pretty face on the internet. A good girl is hard to find, a good female gamer on You Tube? There's only one that I've found.
To be clear, being a poser isn't JUST A girl thing. Pewdiepie.... if he isn't the king of posers...wiat...pewdiepie is a dude right? Not some uber butch lesbian. I can't tell.