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This is driving me absolutely bonkers by synbios16 in RetroPie

[–]synbios16[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I made a quick video to explain better. Uploading now.

This is driving me absolutely bonkers by synbios16 in RetroPie

[–]synbios16[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like instructions on how to make a cheats file on a pc and move it to the pi. I understand that can be done, but I know I have input the cheats via the retroarch gui before, with only a control pad and keyboard. I do not have access to a pc right now.

(Poll) What pokémon do you think will be featured the next community day? by tiozor in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I think it will be Eevee. Then they'll go back to either Squirtle the next month, then maybe like... Beldum? Then Charmander.

Handling multi account users at Raids by Ideldez in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the only logically objective answer. If you are cheating to enjoy the game, fine whatever, you do you. But you can't cheat and then get mad about other people cheating without looking like an idiot. Multi accounting is cheating, period.

Happy St. Patrick's Day by NeilBillAndI in funny

[–]synbios16 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Don't forget lawnmower man! Classic American cinema!

The legends of Zelda skyward sword or twilight princess which is better and why by [deleted] in gaming

[–]synbios16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Out of the two options, Twilight is clearly the superior game.

Skyward Sword is one of those games where if you only play the first five hours you're completely blown away, but if you finish it, you hate most of it, which is why the reviews for it upon release were initially stellar. Reviewers don't have time to play games to the end.

It's got the most back tracking of any game I've ever played, extremely frustrating motion controls that don't really present their issues until a few hours in, flying controls that literally cause you pain, a disappointingly limited over world, an alternate world system that only shows up later in which a single mistake causes instant failure with no save points, frustrating slow speech especially in shops/the bug collector, and stupidly repetitive bosses fights that all wreck this game, but don't rear their ugly heads until you've been playing for a while.

If you only play the first few hours, you don't fight anything that requires more than a little random control waggling. You see a new unique art style with a beautiful mosaic effect at distance. You hear the first new Zelda theme in a long time.

Skyward Sword grows on you, but it grows on you like a tumor.

Twilight Princess and its HD update fare better, but of course are not without their flaws. The wolf form of Link has no growth, the extra dungeon feels pretty pointless (and I think it's even locked behind an Amiibo wall, IIRC. Horrible idea). While the motion controls are, of course, still present in this game, it wasn't trying so hard to be precise, so any random wiggle while holding the appropriate button/direction usually got the intended result.

The art style is a bit darker here, with everything following a softer, rounder motif, but comparing art styles from TP to SS is pretty arbitrary. Everybody's got their opinions on art styles.

Twilight Princess also has some pretty glaring story flaws. You set out initially to rescue this girl who you don't actually rescue until halfway through the game, and Princess Zelda herself is just weird. You see her a few times, then she vanishes or something? Then she comes back? It feels really rushed. Midna on the other hand is a welcome addition. A partner character that doesn't suck AND is actually useful!

TP > SS any day of the week

A banner I made to celebrate my Kirby marathon! What do you think? by the_tanooki in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Spretty. You ever wanna have a go throwing together a banner or logo for r/gaming, you lemme know.

Thrift store purchase! Take me back to NES childhood. by x4candles in gaming

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 - Gamespot

10/10 - Gamestop

10/10 - GAME

10/10 - IGN

[Strawpoll] Have You Caught A Shiny Magikarp? by AlphaRocker in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Felt like putting in all my shiny stats so far:

Pokemon Seen Shiny
Pichu 6 1
Pikachu / Raichu 536 7
Magikarp / Gyarados 1,202 6
Dratini / Dragonair / Dragonite 384 10
Poochyena / Mightyena 399 3
Sableye 675 1
Aron / Lairon / Aggron 360 1
Shuppet / Banette 405 1
Duskull / Dusclops 759 1
Luvdisc 561 1
Absol 3 0
Mawile 14 1
Lugia ? 0
Snorunt / Glalie 441 1
Swablu/Altaria 480 1
Total of possibles 6225 35

Shiny Rate during Community Day by chflorian in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Remember me. If the game ever gets trading I'll give you both one.

Shiny Rate during Community Day by chflorian in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If we get ever get trading, I'll give you one. I got 11.

Do you expect more moves to be added to Pokemon go?/why so little compared to previous gens [Discussion] by Queuni in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm predicting within the year each Pokemon will have two quick moves and two charge moves. Pokemon will have their pool of quick moves increased by one so that Fast TMs don't become useless, and Charge TMs will be able to replace a selected move with the other unused move.

Maybe that's a little pie in the sky...

Are emulators illegal? by OnlyPoliteComments in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great question! There's a lot of confusion on this topic, so it's not surprising to see that nobody has answered this correctly yet.

No emulator in the United States has ever been found to be illegal and there have been cases. Emulators themselves are not illegal.

Many emulators require something called a BIOS file to operate. The BIOS files contain proprietary data, which means they are legally protected. BIOS files are typically not included in the emulator's install package / archive because that would make the entire package illegal. To circumvent this, emulator developers leave out the BIOS files from their installers and tell users to go find the files on their own.

You'd also need something typically referred to as a ROM, which is a game to play on your emulator. Sometimes people make their own games and they can distribute them however they wish. Officially licensed games, however, are also copyrighted materials and therefore legally protected as well. Merely owning a physical copy of a game does not give you the legal right to go download a ROM of it. There exists a legal provision to entitle a user to create a back-up of software they've purchased, yes, but you must create the back-up yourself for it to be legal. You can't just download a ROM somewhere because you own a physical copy of that game and be legally protected.

Is this confusing? Yup. Welcome to the wonderful world of US Title 17!

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm open to ideas, but the subject matter of the sub is already kind of set... it's r/gaming, so it's about gaming.

Is that guy's picture of Luigi's Mansion a shitty post? Yup. But it's gaming-related. The community decides the quality of content by up/downvotes.

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 66 points67 points  (0 children)

r/gaming is for low-effort posts. Sounds like you would enjoy /r/games!

The way reddit works, if you want more of something, you create it. If you want to discuss something, you just have to click that "Submit a new text post button" and type in your question.

I'd like to see more of this too, but if people aren't submitting it or voting on it, they won't make front page.

Here's the deal: /r/gaming isn't trying to be the things that I think you want. /r/gaming has its particular place on the web, and for better or worse, it's likely going to stay that way.

It's not that we (the mods) don't want good gaming discussion, I'd love to see it and participate.

It's not that we like gaming memes, because believe me, I'm sick of them.

It's not that we're lazy and we do nothing; you should see the amount of stuff we each remove every single day. hundreds and hundreds of posts and comments, and that's what gets by our automod robot (and that bot is good!). We receive mod mail every few minutes, and there's basically 3 pictures of a bowl of pistachios every hour. In the last two months, we made over 90,000 moderator actions.

The real problem is that /r/gaming is sort of a "catch-all" sub. When users create a new account, they're already subscribed. This means that people think this is the place to post anything they feel fits under gaming, like memes and pictures of crap they "found" at a garage sale, or their new Zelda tattoo. Do you know what happens when you tell someone their post is inappropriate for this subreddit? Either they argue with you about it, or they ask you where it should go instead. Why then you say, "Syn, just send them to some crappy meme haven and let them roam free and grow fat with all the meme-age they want!" Take a look at /r/gamingmemes or /r/gamememes sometime. Subreddits created specifically to get those nasty memes off of /r/gaming's front page. See how well that's doing? Do you know why it's doing poorly? It's because people don't want to see only memes.

Note that I didn't say: "People don't want to see memes" because clearly, people do. Someone is upvoting these submissions to the front page. No, my particular word choice was "people don't want to see ONLY memes". People desire variation. A mix of content and crap. Something with which to engage the brain, then something to sort of turn the brain off and chuckle at.

It's the same with nostalgia posts. Check out http://www.reddit.com/r/gamingnostalgia sometime. http://www.reddit.com/r/oldgames.

http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgiagaming. http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgicgaming. http://www.reddit.com/r/NOSTALGIAGAME/.

So I guess my next question would be: "What would /r/gaming become once all the garbage is removed?". A place for informative and interesting gaming content and discussions? We already have that in /r/games.

People start here as a default sub, and sort of graduate to /r/games once they understand how reddit works. Typically, it's when they learn to read the rules and information. The people that don't pay attention to this are exactly the kind of people we want to stick around in /r/gaming: People that don't understand or follow rules, instructions or suggestions. The kind of people that care more for imaginary internet points than actually informing others or generating/participating in quality discussions. People that post memes from Team Fortress. People who started yet another YouTube channel and feel the need to promote it. People that are only here because they basically clumsily shambled their way into reddit and say "oh look, there's a gaming section, too".

The other group of people are those who desire the conversation and content, and to put it bluntly, the biggest problem with this is that neither group is wrong. People want what they want. When they find out where the things they want reside, they'll go there. What really piques my interest are those that continually say /r/gaming is garbage, but stay and post, comment and vote here anyway. Probably some subconscious want there, too. A need to complain and get attention or something, I don't know.

If you don't like it, don't stay here. Nobody is forcing you to stay subscribed. Somewhere near the top of the page, there is a unsub button waiting for your click. If you think /r/games is a better place and hate what /r/gaming is, subscribe there and unsub from here. Simple as that. Seriously, nobody will be offended. You don't have to be angry about it, you don't have to message us and say why you're so disappointed in the subreddit's current state. You don't have to announce it publicly with the comment: "Unsubbed". Just go there and have fun.

Personally, I'd love to have higher quality content here, but that's up to you guys. You have to create it. You have to submit it. You have to vote on it. I think some people operate under the impression that the mods here have some sort of power over what's submitted when we don't really have it. There are a handful of us and over 17 million of you. The stuff that gets seen is the stuff that gets submitted and voted on, yaw mean?

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Sure man, what would you like?

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 100 points101 points  (0 children)

2spooky4meirl but who was phone