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#1 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

This is just wild speculation, but could 360i Studios/Microsoft pressed legal action after hearing the music of destiny come legally too close to Halo? Again, I assume Marty is a smart man capable of a wild range of music to prevent this scenario from happening, but this just sounds like the classic case of a creative dispute.

#2 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

Aren't the Front Mission games pretty gender equality heavy?

#3 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

@liquidprince said:

@ruthloose said:

@liquidprince said:

Poor choice for them to release this on the 3DS first in terms of sales. If they released it the other way around, it may have been an incentive for some people to go out and buy a Wii U.

How is exactly is that? The 3DS version will likely act as a "demo" and raise awareness of the franchise among the Internet jaded and Nintendo newcomers alike after the mixed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The full game will not really act as a demo, considering the only real differences between version is supposedly visual fidelity. I say it's a bad move because a ton of people already own the 3DS, who will probably have zero interest in picking up a Wii U if they already own the game on a device they own. Unless the 3DS version is garbage, it will probably satiate a vast number of peoples desires for a new SSB. But if it released the other way around, it could have been a great way to incentivize people to buy a Wii U and play it there first.

One thing to keep in mind is that SSB is a pretty popular 'couch multiplayer' game. Unless you're part of a group where every one of your friends has a 3DS and a copy of Smash, you're still going to wish you had the WiiU version. Heck, you might want it anyway, because sharing the same screen is way more fun than everyone being separated across the room.

Keeping the 'couch multiplayer' point in mind, I'd actually argue that the 3DS version will largely only appeal to the hardcore gotta-play-it-now Smash fan (who may well buy both). For everyone else who remembers the fond days of playing Melee with their friends, I'd think they would scoff at the notion of playing it on a handheld.

When I stated that the 3DS version acts as a demo I am definitely speaking more to the fact that Smash Bros. has historically been a local multiplayer game. The 3DS will serve as a cash cow for Nintendo and a testing ground for balance changes implemented in the WiiU version later. If the 3DS version is totally fucked, Nintendo can pass the buck and say the "real version" is due out this Fall. That would obviously be stupid, but it is a strategy nonetheless.

#4 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

Poor choice for them to release this on the 3DS first in terms of sales. If they released it the other way around, it may have been an incentive for some people to go out and buy a Wii U.

How is exactly is that? The 3DS version will likely act as a "demo" and raise awareness of the franchise among the Internet jaded and Nintendo newcomers alike after the mixed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

#5 Edited by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

I'm a wizard... and Blizzard nixing the Venom Hydra is fucked up.

EDIT: The Blazing Hydra is a great replacement, but I will miss seeing my enemies literally disintegrate.

#6 Edited by RuthLoose (740 posts) -
#7 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

Needs more satisfying shiv, "Uhhh Uhhh Uhhhs."

#8 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

Please tell me this strip was made during the GameSpot days and was discovered during a recent backup.

#9 Posted by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

So... Oculus Rift will feature Doom 3 multiplayer with Facebook friend support out of the gate?

#10 Edited by RuthLoose (740 posts) -

Probably The Art of Fighting for the SNES. It's not necessarily "weird" so much that it is a clone of Street Fighter II but with far more overt racism. That said, I think it still plays alright considering how early SNES-era it was released.