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by ThePixelatedGenocide
September 10th, 2015, 7:58 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 20th anniversary of Playstation
Replies: 24
Views: 2992

Re: 20th anniversary of Playstation

Did I just see the marshmallow brick polygons of the 32x and Jaguar win a graphics contest with Crash Bandicoot, Tekken 3, and FFIX? To each their own, I suppose. For me, the PSX was the first console to give you more to do than just beat a game. Once I experienced my first create-a-character, there...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
September 3rd, 2015, 2:06 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Replies: 39
Views: 5406

Re: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

I've never finished, but I've come incredibly close, over and over again. It's my favorite game of all time, but I'm jinxed. Consoles have been stolen, games broken, memory cards not working... I think it's a game you need to completely lose yourself in, if you want to beat it without a FAQ. But the...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 20th, 2015, 3:53 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Replies: 39
Views: 5406

Re: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

There's the song of double time to speed the days into nights, and nights into days. There's no getting around the fact that this is a game that simulates living inside another world. If you want to explore a world that operates on a child's dream logic, this is a rare treasure. Most AAA games are m...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 15th, 2015, 7:10 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Replies: 39
Views: 5406

Re: 2015/8/11: Nintendo 3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

This review features you not even figuring out the banking system, and how long did you struggle with the clock before you found the song? It sounds like you resented the time limit so much that you couldn't be bothered to figure out how to schedule your exploration. And no, this game isn't nearly a...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
August 2nd, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6324

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

Retronauts did a special on the 80's UK scene that turned more into a study of why the UK gaming scene didn't turn to consoles until much later than the US, and why Sega and Sony finally succeeded where Nintendo struggled. Some of the points they brought up that we haven't - 1. Gambling was legal, a...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 30th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Video Game Variations and Difficulty settings
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Video Game Variations and Difficulty settings

Most of the good points have already been made, but here's a leftover tablescrap to consider - the next time you're playing an NES game, count how many different Atari 2600 games could have been made out of just the core play mechanics. Even if you combined the weapons of Stargate, Scramble, and Van...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 27th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6324

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

To give context, Toys R Us were common in cities, but a fantasy wonderland to many of us in small towns. And for the poor, for whom gas costs were always a concern, even seeing one was a rare holiday. My first computer was the very same Texas Instruments model you describe, and I only got it in the ...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 19th, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6324

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

Your claim for the C64's lifetime sales is the highest credible estimate. There are lower. It also combines markets. To place all of this in context, the Master System sold roughly the same amount, worldwide, as the C64, if we average Wikipedia's estimates. It was a commercial failure in both Americ...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
July 12th, 2015, 11:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Why did the NES do so well in the US
Replies: 70
Views: 6324

Re: Why did the NES do so well in the US

So, I've reread my old post, and I owe you an apology. I wasn't clear at all. And you were right to call me out. Can we try this again? When you point out that computers had more variety, you're absolutely right. And many of those genres wouldn't be seen on consoles until the Xbox made a built-in ha...
by ThePixelatedGenocide
May 27th, 2015, 1:15 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The Gamecube is the most underrated console ever!
Replies: 52
Views: 4600

Re: The Gamecube is the most underrated console ever!

It's like the first game, but...well, more gimmicky. The cinematography was handled by someone from inside the industry, who was a fan of Hideo Kojima's technique. Kojima, however, demanded something flashier...the end result, is incredibly silly. It feels like it belongs in an arcade. It also suffe...

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