Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SPC Mailbag - September 21st, 2011

Let's pull out the ol' SPC Mailbag and answer some of your most thought-provoking questions. I try to answer a decent variety of queries to make things interesting, so I hope you enjoy today's offering of e-mails and questions. Today we have another trio of questions that I was forced to wrap my brain around, and here are the answers.

What happened to SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs? Did you give up on that?

In a way, yes. You see, I uploaded some music that was copyrighted by a third-party, and it was taken down. After three strikes, you are out, and my account was suspended and then banned. It doesn't really bother me though as it was too much work uploaded videos, adding explanations to them, and then posting them on SuperPhillip Central. Now when you try to access a video of mine that I uploaded, you'll receive a message saying "this user has been banned for multiple ToS violations" or something to that effect. Hope that clears everything up, and I apologize for not being forthcoming with that information.

Who do you see prevailing in the upcoming handheld war-- the Nintendo 3DS or the PlayStation Vita?

Good question. It's also a toughie. Before the Tokyo Game Show I would have answered the PS Vita. That was until I saw that most of the games being pushed were remakes or ports. Ironically, this is the same problem some people had with the 3DS, and it's even more so a problem with the Vita. Additionally, Nintendo will always sell their main properties (Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Metroid, and Pokemon, for starters) to children and the mainstream gamer. I don't see smartphones taking away marketshare from either portable like some misguided souls say. Anyway, that isn't to say that all Vita titles are ports or remakes. I'm quite interested in Hot Shots Golf 6, the new Resistance, Gravity Daze, among other titles.

It was a tough choice, but my vote goes to the Nintendo 3DS.

Now I don't know about you, but I am getting tired of the constant doom and gloom articles coming from the industry towards both platforms, especially against the 3DS. Why would anyone want a company that develops and produces top-tier games to fail? These people are fanboys of the highest (lowest?) caliber. It's lazy and sensational journalism used solely to gain website traffic and hits. That is all. Nothing more, nothing less. Hope I answered your question well enough.

What was the point of your series of lists entitled "Top Five Reasons to Hate..."? Was your intention just to troll or what?

No, not at all. My intention towards these lists was to be objectionable. I have a soft spot for two of the three big console manufacturers, and I wanted to be fair and question some of their business practices and decisions. I didn't want to hold back any punches or suck up to these companies like so many shills in the industry do. If your favorite company was insulted by me (which wasn't my plan), then I am sorry, but I will not apologize for pointing out the flaws of each of the big three. I've said enough great and positive things about every company enough that people who frequent SuperPhillip Central should know that I am no troll or villain.


Time to close back up the SPC Mailbag. That was entertaining, was it not? If you have a question or comment that you're dying to have me dissect and answer, send me an e-mail at superphillip32[at]yahoo[dot]com. Obviously put a @ where [at] is and a . where [dot] is. This is to avoid bots spamming my inbox. Until next time, the SPC Mailbag says goodbye!

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