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Comment: Re:It's about time (Score 1) 86

by Schnapple (#49283321) Attached to: Nintendo Finally Working On Games for Smartphones

decent price? 16 bucks for a re-re-release on a system where you can emulate the original or probably the re-release too.

Just because it's old doesn't mean it's worthless. They spent a lot of time and money making a 3D version of the game for the DS, which they released for $30 and sold a ton of. The iOS version has better graphics and a higher resolution and they charged $16, just over half of what the DS version cost. And you're still complaining.

baldurs gate enhanced edition ios is 9.99$.

Baldur's Gate is $9.99 on iOS because it's on sale. Its normal price is $19.99. Baldur's Gate II is normally $24.99. I know because I bought both at those prices. Also, they sort of suck on touch devices. And even if I'm wrong and they're both $9.99 because the price has permanently dropped it just proves my point that cheap people like yourself drove the price down to such a level that the only reason the games are profitable is because they're 17 years old and only the porting costs need to be covered. But you can fucking forget about new games of that depth coming out.

But thanks for proving my point about how mobile gaming drives prices down to the point where the only good RPG's are going to be ports of ancient games. Enjoy your F2P hell you've created.

Comment: Re:It's about time (Score 5, Insightful) 86

by Schnapple (#49279227) Attached to: Nintendo Finally Working On Games for Smartphones

The days of selling "kiddie" handhelds with QVGA screens and $40 games are numbered.

God I hope not. Mobile gaming is nice and all but it's a race to the bottom. Every game has to be $0.99 or free, and IAP tied to gameplay (just 5 more moves for $0.99!). This is why there's nothing of any depth in mobile gaming. No one is going to sink millions into an RPG on an iPhone. Square has tried to charge decent prices for their games (like $15.99 for FF3) and no one buys them.

A lot of 3DS games are really good and it's because you can charge $40/pop for them and make a profit. Heck, the stupid AR games that come built into the 3DS are better games than 90% of the stuff on the iPhone.

I agree with your premise that dippy little games on Mobile with Mario will get the kids interested in Nintendo and hopefully pick up a Nintendo system but man I really hope that portable consoles and $40/game pricetags don't go away because otherwise everything is going to be a F2P mess.

People who think portable gaming on the 3DS is in any way analogous to modern Mobile games has no idea what they're talking about. Hopefully the market is large enough to carry both.

Comment: Re:Valve did it in 2007 (Score 1) 468

Another fool blathering on about "rights".

Says the coward.

Look, I don't give a fuck what you, some sleazy corporate lawyer, or some crooked, bought-off government thinks my "rights" should be, or what rights they think should be privileges.

So... no laws for you then, I guess?

I'll do what I see as right, and that's that.

And the rest of us should just hope you're some upstanding citizen, I suppose?

If some shitbag corp exec makes a decision that legally but unethically screws me, I'll look for a quick way to screw them right back.

Ah, vigilante I see. You're a regular digital Robin Hood.

This system is broken, and going through what's considered proper channels is extremely time-consuming, expensive, and rigged against you.

Are we still talking about region lockouts? Because it sounds like you're trying to take on City Hall or something.

This means you have to take things into your own hands if you want even a minute amount of justice.

Justice? Look just don't buy a CD key from a shady site and you'll be fine.

Seriously, you're acting like some white knight when really you're some jerkoff on Slashdot who wanted Far Cry 4 for $3 or something.

But let me guess, when that shady site then uses your credit card to buy CD keys in bulk from Origin for resale to other suckers you'll want that "system" to protect you and fix things, right?

You're pathetic.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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