Contro's forum posts

#1 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

Yea, it looks a little bulky, don't like those panels either.

I'm getting a Razer Tiamat (genuine 7.1) in December, it's a lot better than this.

#2 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

So says that GT duder...

First new footage from BIOSHOCK INFINITE since E3 will be shown at 2011 VGAs! Can't wait to see what IGLevinehas in store!

http://twitter.com/#!/geoffkeighley/statuses/136856732411498496

It will be interesting to see how far the game has come since we last saw it. I'm guessing the new footage will feature something designed to make our jaws drop.

#3 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

The PlayStation Blog has revealed the pre-order bonuses for PS Vita's launch in Europe. Each "Pre-Order Pack" contains a €5 voucher to claim one of the following titles: Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Escape Plan or Hustle Kings / or special items for PS Home Vita and PSN. You will also be able to download "Frobisher Says!" (Wario Ware clone) free of charge, and choose between headphones or a wallet in the colours of the console:

#4 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@Deusx said:

Xenoblade has a better world than skyrim? No sir, I disagree greatly with you but... To each his own I guess. Great comics btw.

I wouldn't normally compare as they are both have different aims, but I do know Xenoblade Chronicles game world is beautiful, unique and feels genuinely alien. Skyrim's style on the other hand is clearly derivative and has the look of many games that have come before it.

#5 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Truer words have rarely been told.

#6 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

I'm all for animal rights, but this latest campaign by PETA is so dumb, they continue to do themselves no favours with these kinds of campaigns which seem to lack intelligence and tact. They would have you believe that the character condones the wearing of real fur among the young...

http://features.peta.org/mario-kills-tanooki/Default.aspx

#7 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Contro: If they're updating it, that's a good sign, but the thing never should have been launched in this state. And it was a statement, not a question. What Mario Kart is doing is good in that it's the first Nintendo game to really have a decent online infrastructure, but it's far from unique. The Xbox and PS3 provide features and options like that as universally as a standard system for online games, and most of them have specific websites for more in depth player profiles, etc. It's great that they're finally learning, but I'm not going to applaud them for something that's been the norm since 2005.

I know they shouldn't have, but they rushed it out as we all know, Also, there was another reason (below). Some aspects are barely decent, while others are just bad. The titles of some sections are just nonsense, they don't make things easier at all, whoever devised some of them really is an idiot.

@KingBroly:

That's what I meant, I only used that wording because when they released the current build they always said it was work in progress. The reason for the delay was Asus (PC making company) buying out the Taiwanese based company that Nintendo uses to develop these systems on both Wii and 3DS currently, The buy-up by Asus is good news as it means we are far more likely to get better quality systems now.

#8 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

If they think the 3DS eShop is a step in the right direction for their online distribution, it doesn't give me much hope for their future.

@Contro said:

I really don't think the issues you raised will be present with WiiU, Nintendo are already showing signs of change in respect to their online strategy for 3DS, they're doing some really cool shit, stuff you don't even find on Live or PSN. Take Mario Kart 7 as a prime example, starting next month 3DS users will be able to create their own private servers, their own community page and have a selection of options a community creator can set, and you now add people to your community directly from your friends list eliminating FC's.

I think it's safe to say WiiU will have similar online features.

You mean like every single Xbox/PC/PS3 game?

The finalised version of the eShop launches this month, what we have now is a filler service.

Please be more specific, what are you asking me?

#9 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@Havox said:

The thing that has me worried is that they are talking about letting all of these publishers use their own systems for their games. How is that going to work? Will I have to have multiple different accounts for each of the publishers systems all with different UI for finding friends to play with and matchmaking? If that is the case, no thanks.

Very unlikely, Nintendo will aim to keep it as easy as possible, this is Nintendo we're talking about. They will probably use something akin to the community pages I mention above.

#10 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@jakob187 said:

It doesn't mean that there can't be discussion about it.

When did I say there couldn't be? You sure are finding a lot of words to put in my mouth from me saying "I have never heard of this source that is saying things that sound preposterous so therefore I do not believe it."

@Contro: There's a big difference between Nintendo taking criticism to heart and being willing to work with publishers to give them the experiences they want to create (which is already hard to believe considering just how rigidly Nintendo has spent the past ten years handling online, be it in GameCube internet adapters being ridiculously expensive and hard to find (and I should know this - I have two of those damn Broadband Adapters!) or their complete unwillingness to budge from WiiWare's 40 MB cap that ultimately led to Team Meat bailing on putting Super Meat Boy out for it) and them turning things over cart blanche to an outside service like Steam or Origin. Nintendo has always been about doing things in house and their own way, why would they then pull a complete about face and get other companies into the fold, too? And really, what does any of this even mean? We're going to get the Steam/Origin UI? The friends list? The store? Will I be able to access all of the stuff I've purchased on either service on my Wii U? This all sounds like a lot of nonsense, especially to be coming out of this site no one has ever heard of with a great source like "a dude who interns for EA or something."

I really don't think the issues you raised will be present with WiiU, Nintendo are already showing signs of change in respect to their online strategy for 3DS, they're doing some really cool shit, stuff you don't even find on Live or PSN. Take Mario Kart 7 as a prime example, starting next month 3DS users will be able to create their own private servers, their own community page and have a selection of options a community creator can set, and you now add people to your community directly from your friends list eliminating FC's.

I think it's safe to say WiiU will have similar online features.