Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money Creating Video Games

September 6, 2009 -

We’ve heard video games blamed for a lot of crazy things over the years but the “death of our planet”? 

Well, that’s a new one.

Yoshiyuki Tomino (left), creator of the long-running Mobile Suit Gundam series, delivered the keynote at Japan’s CEDEC 2009 game developers’ conference and offered a rather strong negative opinion on the subject of video games and how they affect our lives.

I think that video games are evil.  [Gaming] is not a type of activity that provides any support to our daily lives, and all these consoles are just consuming electricity! Let's say we have about three billion people on this planet wasting their time, bringing no productivity at all. Add 10 billion more people, and what would happen to our planet? Video games are assisting the death of our planet!

Those are some pretty surprising comments coming from a man whose franchise has spawned more than 100 video games over the last couple decades. Tomino, who thinks nothing’s bested Tetris since it came out over 20 years ago, offered the attending developers advice on how to proceed from here on out.

You have to find the median -- that games are not evil, perhaps not necessarily good either, but something that can be considered a pastime…

 

This is what I want to tell you: I want you to create a game that does not negatively affect our daily lives and is something that is considered more productive.

AE:  I can’t help but imagine a slack-jawed look of disbelief from the game developers in attendance.

Via: Gamasutra

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Senior Correspondent Andrew Eisen


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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

So seeing as how video games are evil and that im assuming hes going to give away every penny he earned from games, i mean, im sure he wouldnt want at that evil money.

 

Also, what do books, movies, plays, sporting events, board games, watching the sun set with your significant other, hanging out with your friends, playing catch with your kids, and many other activities offer society. I mean, all the time spent doing those things could be spent curing cancer, stoping all war ever, ending world hunger.

Im sure your all as filled with confusion as that last paragraph was in sarcasm

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>Everyone flaming DarkSaber

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Seriously, considering DarkSaber's posting background this was obvious flamebait, and you all fell for it.

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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

A Lord Z facepalm! This got a serious belly-lol from me! 

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I miss the good old 90's.

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Video games aren't productive? Wow. I didn't know that. What the fuck is this guy babbling about? Not every activity can be productive. We're not ants. We humans are very needy lil' motherfuckers, and we like our fun little games. Understand morale? Creature comforts?

 

And this shit is coming from the guy who made televised anime giant robot mecha-lecka programming...

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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This reminds me of something I heard not too long ago about sitting around plaing video games. I still hear it and think it translates to "you should have no hobbies and everything should be work work work". Heaven forbid I relax and unwind.

Also, are we talking about anime? Cause I have want to say a little something about that.

I personally don't care much for it. Sure, the artwork is sometimes really pretty, but sometimes I feel like you have to keep watching until it ends; miss a single episode and the next won't make any sense... I have a lot of trouble getting into it. In the end, it's not for me, and as such I don't watch such shows. Mind you, I don't go around expressing endless hatred for them; then I would be Complaining About Shows I Don't Watch, and I'm above that.

What I hate about anime... is the fans. Good lord, do I hate the fans... whenever I see a discussion about anime that doesn't involve a particular show, I always the same thing; elitism and stupidity. So many of these people seem to think "their" format of a cartoon is so much damn better than everything else that they won't even acknowledge their western counterparts. Or if the west does make something good that's animated or cartoony, they always try and find a way to shoehorn in a way to say "anime inspired this" regardless of whether it's true or not. There are also the weeaboos, but their worship isn't so much anime as it is Japan in general. And of course we have folks like mdo7, aka Mr. "Da gubmint's gunna legislate mah animu's!"

The anime fandom is a shitty fan community. And that's coming from a furry; with that said I think I know shitty fan communities when I see them (the furry fandom is pretty bad, too).

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I will say that I prefer anime over western counterparts.  But to say that it is better, no I won't go that far exactly.  If you like the western stuff, I see no problem with that.  To each his own.  But to be fair a lot of western stuff is improving.  Mind you the western stuff that tries too hard to be like anime generally is a total failure.  But I do see improvement over tripe like the "Super Friends" with it's over sanitized excuse for plots and completely devoid of any interesting violence.

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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

You do know that the Super Friends was like that in order to be acceptable to parents that grew up in the 40's, right?  Even though you may not get into it, and I sure as hell didn't, there is a point.

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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

I don't really care about the justification.  The point remains.  At the same time anime had more robust offerings.  It is only now that the gap is starting to close.

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"What I hate about anime... is the fans. Good lord, do I hate the fans... whenever I see a discussion about anime that doesn't involve a particular show, I always the same thing; elitism and stupidity. So many of these people seem to think "their" format of a cartoon is so much damn better than everything else that they won't even acknowledge their western counterparts. Or if the west does make something good that's animated or cartoony, they always try and find a way to shoehorn in a way to say "anime inspired this" regardless of whether it's true or not. There are also the weeaboos, but their worship isn't so much anime as it is Japan in general. And of course we have folks like mdo7, aka Mr. "Da gubmint's gunna legislate mah animu's!"

The anime fandom is a shitty fan community. And that's coming from a furry; with that said I think I know shitty fan communities when I see them (the furry fandom is pretty bad, too)."

 

I have to tell you something, I'm not weeaboos. I hate them also. and do you want to know why people attack video game?  It's because of the fan.  They think we are abnormal and something like that.  They use the "think of the children" and "Religion Extremism" to cover up their true hatred for video game.  The government are not or maybe going to attack anime, politicians like the game hating one that may attack anime/manga next and people like Jack Thompson.  If you're not aware, Halo and Dante's Inferno has anime adaptation plan.  A lot of us anime fan are afraid that anime haters may follow Jack Thompson's path.  Hell, I'm afraid if more American game may get anime adaptation, we may get more anime haters hating video game more and more. They'll start to have paranoid thought like "the anime industry took over video game" or "Japan has invaded America using anime".  

 

I studied anime hater's psychological behavior, they are like ticking time bomb. They already put death threat via site (not sending it directly) to Batman and DC because they made Batman into a anime. Now they're putting death threat to Halo, Bungie, and Microsoft via Youtube because Halo become an anime. Anything that anime haters love like video game, movie becoming an anime is like to them "They tainted that thing into anime, it's evil".  Anime hater's are weak-minded, they can be manipulated to join any anti-anime company or a leader like a game hating politician or lawyer.  If Jack Thompson and other game-hating politics become aware of anime haters in the gaming communities, they can get them to join the "dark side" and have them hate game and anime.  If I was a mindless anime hater, and Jack Thompson told me that the video game industry has been taken over by the anime industry. I might be one of those anime haters that will join him and renounce any traces of video game ever in my life.  The reason you don't believe me because it hasn't happen yet, when more game become anime you're going to start losing faith in video game and start having delusional thought and thinking "video game company are trying to promote anime by turning their video game into anime" and also "thinking the anime industry has bought out the video game."  If Jack Thompson or any game hating politicians attack anime next.  Some of you may end up thinking "they're not dumb douschebag after all", you won't think straight because you're hatred of anime is so strong you would go after anything that has been tainted by anime including video game.  Depend on how much you hate anime, you can't think straight and you won't have an open mind.  That's why some people are willing to go after anything that has been tainted by a certain medium (remember JT sueing Wendy when they promoted the Nintendo Wii and Manhunt 2).  If congress pass a bill that ban both anime and video game, chances are the anime haters like you may support that bill because every anime haters may think video game has already been tainted by anime.

For some of you haters, you may not believed me but when more game become anime. You're going to realize I'm correct because a lot of you anime haters are like Jack Thompson ready to do anything to take down anime even if it means you'll violate first amendment like How JT tried when he did this to video game.  You're not going to think straight and you'll not realize you're repeating Jack Thompson's work by banning anime like the same way JT and other game hating politicians did before with video game.    

           

 

 

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Wow, those Reptilian conspiracy theorists are looking pretty damn good right about now.

Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

Still posting shit no-one reads I see.

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DarkSaber = joke account.

I wonder how long it will be until we see a DarkSaber alt.

Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

Nope, no joke account. I'm the same DarkSaber that signed up 1 year 4 weeks ago andf had been visiting for much longer before that.

 

Hmm, can't seem to turn off bold text even though I didn't turn it on. Weird.

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sometimes I feel like you have to keep watching until it ends; miss a single episode and the next won't make any sense... I have a lot of trouble getting into it.

In my anime watching days, I eventually made it a note to myself to not watch anything that goes over the 26-episode length, since I'll have trouble managing shows that have multiple story arcs with no definite end. 

Things worked much better, and I could be more selective with the stuff I wanted to see. With a few exceptions I made, like watching Dragonball Z in my younger years.

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Sadly the same can be said of all cultures and sub cultures.

You have the average fans, and then the fans that are an embarassment to the average fans. Makes the average fans afraid to even make their hobby known.

Even so, it never, under any circumstances warranted blind hatred.

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I'll throw the semantics card in hear and correct people by saying that fans are part of a hobby's subculture. Watching anime can be totally independent from talking about it with others.

If you hate fans of a particular hobby, it does not exclude liking the hobby in question. By liking the hobby you actually become a fan, but one that is totally different from the fans that you dislike. So in this case, really, hate the player but don't hate the game.

Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

Like console fanboys. God I hate those guys. I'm glad that as a PC gamer I can be content with being snobby and elitist instead of rabid and thick :-P

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"What I hate about anime... is the fans. Good lord, do I hate the fans... whenever I see a discussion about anime that doesn't involve a particular show, I always the same thing; elitism and stupidity. So many of these people seem to think "their" format of a cartoon is so much damn better than everything else that they won't even acknowledge their western counterparts. Or if the west does make something good that's animated or cartoony, they always try and find a way to shoehorn in a way to say "anime inspired this" regardless of whether it's true or not. There are also the weeaboos, but their worship isn't so much anime as it is Japan in general. And of course we have folks like mdo7, aka Mr. "Da gubmint's gunna legislate mah animu's!""

 

Quoted for the truth.

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It is sad when videogame creators and Videogame players suddenly forget the one true message of Videogames...

Videogames and fun...enjoyable and a special part of a certain person's lives who grew up playing Videogames.

You don't need games that can better humanity to tell them that, because people who love Videogames and grew up with videogames know in their own hearts that what these people are saying are wrong.

We don't need any reason to justify our gaming, because we know it ourselves.

Videogames are fun and enjoyable enjoyed by a certain people from a certain generation who grew up playing videogames.

That is all that is really needed to say.

 

PS. And when it comes to Anime/Manga or anything wierd or crazy from Japan, all I have to say is that you should watch Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, and tell me what you then think about Anime/Manga or anything else crazy from Japan.

TBoneTony

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I don't like Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom to muh mind fcking and I loath that in anything, Tytaina was alot better, Vipers creed is pretty good as well. Spice and wolf season 2 is exelant as I know it would be :P



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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

No love for Rorouni Kenshin? No one in this thread had brought it up and it might very well be my favorite anime either it or Code Geass

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Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

This guy is a hyopcrit. 

Because as we all know its gamers and not otaku using their dvd player non stop to watch the animoo that are destroying the planet by using too much electricity.

 

 

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gundam mewchs are great but armored cores are better!

Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

hurray for armoured core

Re: Video Games Are Evil, Says Guy Who Made a Lot of Money ...

Armored Cores been crap since the second one.

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armored core 4 and 4A were pretty good. they would be able to keep up with gundams.

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I hated 4 and 4A. I mean really really "threw the disc across the room after 45 minutes in disgust and went back to Mechwarrior" hated. I was really disappointed because I enjoyed AC2 & 3 so much I didn;t put them down until I'd gt every last thing possible unlocked and bought.

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I have a question for everyone who likes anime; how can you stomach the fact that many of the plots are the exact same.  'Small group of teens changes world'.  That covers Code Geass, Death Note, the end of Dragon Ball Z, nearly every Gundam, and many, MANY, more(like POKEMON).

Having said that, the fact that he thinks video games are evil and a waste of time and electricity after basically creating a hundred spinoffs with basically the same plot blows my mind.

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Your generalization of anime plots is basically like saysingthe plot of every video game is "go around killing things." Actually, the video game generalization might be more accurate.

Sure, there are definitely some anime cliches out there that get tiring at times, but that doesn't mean that some series can't still be enjoyable despite their cliches. And there are plenty of series that manage to avoid most/all cliches.

And I haven't seen DBZ, Gundam, or Pokemon, but I can safely say that you didn't really describe the plot of Code Geass or Death Note very well at all. The 2 series have drastically different stories from each other as well, even if the main characters of both series have some definite similarities.

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Modern games are more generic than anime 0-o

And as much as I like DBZ you can describe it with 2 sayings, shit happens and its 9000! LOL

Pokemon is bad about telling the same story witht eh same cast 1000 diffrent ways...I still can stand it and all I thin digimon is better at elast the fiction changes more.


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"small group of teens changes the world" is incredibly vague and would cover A LOT of stories outside of anime... i mean, what? it doesn't matter HOW they change the world? Doesn't matter what kind of world they are in, in the first place? Do the characters themselves not matter? Does the journey not matter; the obstacles and difficulties? Do the motivations of the heroes and villians not matter?

really you might as well say "hero saves the day"; "space marines fight aliens"; "guy saves a damsel in distress"; "Some guy with personal issues winds up on an adventure that ends up solving those issues" (i think i cover most of pixar and disney with those and god knows how many hollywood movies)... I mean really, there are hundreds of animes and mangas; if you use a vague concept like that you are bound to get a good amount of overlap... though if we want to talk overlap, we could always go to TvTropes and see how often the same tropes are used in ALL stories; look up your favorite story and you'll likely see a long list of tropes from that story that also appear in a few dozen other stories aswell

 

and that line does not apply to either Death Note or DragonBall Z, as with those series you are dealing with mostly adults; though i guess to be fair, some of the characters aren't much older than teens, and some teens to appear later on... And unlike DBZ, that vague line would cover the first dragonball series... and there's isn't a lot of world changing in pokemon; just a long endless journey... though their might be some world changing in the movies, never really watched them; though it might just be "world saving" (which is not the same, as it usually means stopping a villain from changing the world and restoring the status quo which means no change)... Granted, i may be being a little nitpicky and outright geeky there(you think its fair to be vague, then i think it's fair i get picky); but it does make me wonder how well you actually know what you are talking about. Which is common amongst those who make blanket statements

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Apart from the fact that "small groups of teens changes the world" isn't so much a plot as an incredibly vague and misleading summation (kid finds a notebook that allows him to kill anyone he lists and becomes a malevolent dictator isn't remotely the same as any Gundam series) you also just listed a small handful of series specifically aimed at adolescent and preadolescent boys that were imported into the U.S.. That's akin to asking why the plot of all American live-action shows star teens in comic situations and then listing a bunch of shows from the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

And again, you're confusing Tomino with Sunrise.

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Depends on the show

Code Geass has a good plot a good story and great characters.

Death Note is so so, tries a bit to hard at times.

Gundam, each season has a different set of worlds,fiction and themes, 08th is the best OVA wise while Gundam 00 has a decent plot and great story with decent characters. Gundman seed is generic wank.

Pokemon is a endless adventure kids show with lite drama that pretty much recycles its content via different story's in the same world every 10 or 20 eps Digimon reinvents itself every other season and the digimon are less pets but friends since they can talk.


I have much mroe tolerance for flaws in anime for plot,story charatcer issues than I do for film and TV mainly becuse the fiction is not watered down for mass dulalred consumpstion like 90% of comic/game,book to film adaptations at least anime dose not always sink to such mindless levels of sticking their dicks in unwanted demographics..... of corse thats changing ...god....*shuddeers* Macross frontier was HORRIBLE!!!!


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Hrm lots of Western Animation have the exact same theme and plot, yet lots of us sit and watch it anyways with out complaining. Hell a lot of T.V shows in general have plots borrowed and recycled and done over and over again ( I am looking at you CSI, CSI Miami, and CSI NY...oh and we can lump House and NCIS in there too, since they do borrow from CSI )

Yeah and I agree Tomino comes off as a total hypocrite as he is still getting tons royalties from Sunrise and Bandai of his work on Mobile Suit Gundam from 1979 to 1993, and from all the offshoot series and games Bandai has been producing since then.

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You're mostly right.  I do take exception to the NCIS comment being related to CSI.  NCIS was a spinoff of JAG, which did the CSI stuff long before CSI was created.

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Adding to jedi's post, they're debuting a spinoff of NCIS called NCIS: Los Angeles this month.

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I hope the chick running NCIS: Los Angeles gets written off the show and they make DiNozzo run it.

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According to TV Guide's Fall Preview issue, the show's mainly going to focus on just LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell's characters out in the field on dangerous undercover missions(Director Vance will make frequent crossover appearances and Abby will show up in the 2nd episode).

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Sweet.  Abby's hot.

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Wow I almost purged my head of memories of JAG...or also known as ' Navy lawyers are invincible and will always win the day for some reason of strange logic they pull out of their butts at the last second'.

Granted...I used to like it. Too repetitive for my tastes as it got older. However kuddos, you earn +20 HarmlessBunny points.

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"I have a question for everyone who likes anime; how can you stomach the fact that many of the plots are the exact same."

Because some of those shows are good.

 

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This whole article is flawed in that it hinges on the premise that Yoshiyuki Tomino was somehow involved in the creation of the Gundam games or has control over the Gundam rights and agreed to them. He's not a video-game maker, he's a director and screenwriter and he doesn't own the Gundam franchise, he created it under contract for Sunrise. The last Gundam series he had any involvement in was Turn-A and there were numerous series he was excluded from in the UC series as well. You may not agree with him but it's foolish to call him a hypocrite for his views on video games when he has no control over what Sunrise does with the Gundam property and has never been a proponent of video games.

 

And seriously, 70 comments and more than half are nothing more than an argument with some ignorant child blatantly looking for attention? That's pretty sad.

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Well I like anime, and I've liked some of the Gumdam series.  BUT has either anime or Gundam done anything more productive than a video game console?  Nope.  Not a damn thing.  So he needs to get off his high-horse and realize that millions of otaku sucking up electricity on their dvd players really isn't any more beneficial than games.

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If AE's the "Senior Correspondent," then who're the junior correspondents? Better yet, who are the other correspondents?

I'm just messin' wit' you, AE. You go on ahead an' get your Senior Correspondent on. I ain't got nothin' but love for ya.

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Did anyone read The Keynote topic for September 2nd: the topic is Called Familiarization will only lead to ruin

http://cedec.cesa.or.jp/2009/en/index.html

 

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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I think someone is jealous of the only real competition of anime in japan......after all anime needs every fan to buy 2 or 3 copies at 90$ a 3ep DVD to make a profit....

 

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People...people....people....... feed the troll much?

DS I luff you man, but let me ask this what moving color picture with sound  do you like? (TV,film,ect)

 


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Personally, I'm quite fond of looking through a Kaleidoscope while rustling some newspaper.

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Not to mention the level of brain damage required to actually LIKE anime.

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Andrew EisenMarvel has replaced Manara on the variant covers for Thor #2 and Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #1. I hope I'm wrong but I don't think Marvel is learning the right lesson here.09/23/2014 - 6:26pm
quiknkoldI'm 7 years old, and my cousin(Also 7, maybe 8 at this time) tells me has Battletoads. its Summer Vacation. We play and play and play until finally, We won coop. Those were the days.09/23/2014 - 5:29pm
quiknkoldlets take a moment to share some gaming memories, shall we?09/23/2014 - 5:28pm
MechaTama31I buy stuff off the eshop because it gives me the convenience of a flashcart without the guilt.09/23/2014 - 5:03pm
Montewell thanks for the info Eisen; try that the next time i need something off the eshop09/23/2014 - 3:54pm
james_fudgere: MP, i've sent tech support a note - thank you :)09/23/2014 - 3:14pm
IanCNah that wasnt directed at you Andrew :)09/23/2014 - 3:00pm
Papa MidnightRe: SIEGE 2014 Keynote: oh dear...09/23/2014 - 2:44pm
MaskedPixelanteDear GP, something called "doubleverify" is causing some nasty browser issues on my end. Probably one of your ads.09/23/2014 - 2:36pm
Andrew EisenOh hell no. No, it took Nintendo a dog's age just to get to the point its competitors have been at for a while! (And it's still not there yet, in a lot of respects.)09/23/2014 - 2:26pm
IanCSame as PSN handles it, fi you are trying to say only nintendo do that.09/23/2014 - 2:23pm
Andrew EisenYou have to try to purchase something first. Pick a game, hit purchase and if your wallet doesn't have enough to cover it, you'll be given an option to "add exact funds" or something like that.09/23/2014 - 2:05pm
MonteI have seen no option for that on my 3DS; anytime i want to add funds it only gives me the option to add in denominations of $10, 20, 50 or 10009/23/2014 - 2:03pm
IanCWhat Andrew Wilson said. PSN is the same when you make a purchase over a certain price (£5 in the UK)09/23/2014 - 2:02pm
Andrew EisenNeither eShop charges sales tax either. At least in California.09/23/2014 - 2:00pm
Andrew EisenBoth Wii U and 3DS eShops allow you to add funds in the exact amount of whatever's in your shopping cart. If your game is $39.99, you can add exactly $39.99.09/23/2014 - 1:57pm
Infophile@Matthew Wilson: As I understand it, any regulations to force tax online would also set up an easy database for these stores to use, minimizing overhead.09/23/2014 - 1:30pm
MonteReally, the eshop just does next to nothing to make buying digitally advantagous for the customer. Its nice to have the game on my 3DS, but i can get more for less buying a physical copy at retail. And that's not even counting buying used09/23/2014 - 1:18pm
MonteIanC, The Eshop wallet system only lets you add funds in set denominations and the tax makes sure you no longer have round numbers so you ALWAYS loose money. A $39.99 game for instance requires you to add $50 instead of just $4009/23/2014 - 1:13pm
Matthew Wilsonbut thats just it those sites, even the small ones, sell all over the country.09/23/2014 - 11:12am
 

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