Region Lock Has Got to Go

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Originally posted on PutThaBack.org

One big issue for gaming these days is region locking. It ticks players off when a cool game comes out in Japan, yet never sees the light of day in US; nor does their American system support Japanese games right out the box. With all the interesting region-specific games out there, there is one thing certain: region locking has got to go. Continue reading

What Needs to be Done with the Nintendo NX

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On Monday we all found out that the code name for Nintendo’s next console is the Nintendo NX. This has many people excited about the next Nintendo console that is expect to reach us in the next several years. I know it way to early to speculate what Nintendo will do with the NX, but I think I can go over what Nintendo should do in order for the Nintendo NX to be a hit.

1: Do not make it into another Wii

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Wii and the Wii did very well at the time. But I think motion control should be the focus next time around. The Wii U sales are not as spectacular when it comes to anyting that isn’t Super Smash Bros. You can still do Wii Stuff just make that the secondary option for the next system, not the primary.

2: Take it back to the basics

Nintendo said that they would get back to basics and the next system is a good place to start. They need to make sure the NX is easy to develop games for, make third party licensing more welcoming, and make the good we all know Nintendo are capable of. And make sure the standard controller is well, a standard controller.

3: Deliver a great online experience

This is very important. If the Nintendo NX provides a lousy online gaming experience, the competition will have a field day. Xbox is know for its great online service, and Sony’s is pretty decent as well. The online services for the Wii and Wii U pale in comparison. This cannot happen with the NX.

It will be a few years before we get to even see more information about the next Nintendo console. Hopefully when we do, it gets off on the right foot.

Super Mario World “Credits Warp World Record”

This week a player released a video of him “beating” Super Mario in less than 6 minutes. All the insane actions he does during the game writes code it the console’s RAM, which then triggers the credits, “finishing” the game in record speed. This is an insane run. Some next level stuff.

The Viscant/LTG Shit Talk Video

So there is this Fight Game Community video that has gone viral. It starts out with the player Low Tier God (LTG) talking shit to rival Viscant. Viscant beats LTG in Ultra Street Fighter IV and come backs with a wicked verbal comeback.

There is nothing really new to see here. Popoff videos happen all the time. It’s just a guy who was talking smack and couldn’t back it up. Not much else.