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Re: ​Lead and Assistant Designers Quit Nintendo Software Technology

Nintendian

Leaked from Wikileaks

NST: I told you we should've developed Pokemon Go in house!

Nintendo Executives: Smartphone games not good, we don't do them here. We let other studios work on them.

NST: We could've created the most popular game of this generation, you guys blew it! Look, the shares are down, it's all your fault!

Nintendo Executives: Please understand, making smartphone games is dirty job. Nintendo don't do that type of games. We let other studios do the dirty job.

NST: What?! That's it we quit!

Re: Nintendo Download: 28th July (North America)

aaronsullivan

Gotta Protectors sounds really cool, but 3DS

One day all these great little games will be on the NX right? And I'll be able to play them on my big screen with the fam. Hopefully all these great 3DS developers and IPs move right on to the NX and... well, all those rumors turn out to be accurate enough for this dream to occur.

Re: ​Talking Point: Nintendo NX Deal Is A Vindication Of Nvidia's Shield Program

JpGamerGuy90

People trying to rationalize Nintendo using the more powerful chip. Nintendo isn't "playing with power," anymore, and I guarantee they will be using the X1 or a modified version of it. They don't play the power game, they like affordable consoles. A wii u on the go is pretty neat despite the specs not being great if you hook it up to use it like a regular console. A NX with Wii Uish power for 199.99 is a pretty good deal.

In regards to Nintendo rumors I usually suggest believing the ones about how "weak" the new Nintendo system is as Nintendo consoles lately have been very weak and time and time again, whether about their online or w.e, we've been shown Nintendo doesn't really care about what people think, they'll march to their own drum for better or worse. This way you'll be pleasantly surprised. Sure, it's a pessimistic way of looking at things but then again, Nintendo had all of one game last e3 announced and we got a few other surprises we didn't expect.

Re: Retro-Bit's Next System Aims To Challenge The NES Classic Edition Mini Console

Aurelis

@Kirk If you are basing quality solely around visual appearance rather than accuracy, you may be right. While the VC has some issues, in general the game accuracy levels are on the money. Also, the visual appearance of NES games IS actually closer in some respects to the original hardware. Emulators increase the contrast levels, adjust the ratio and the sharpened pixels were never how the games were originally meant to be seen. Although we are used to this due to emulation, I feel Nintendo's VC emulation is a design choice to better represent this. Look at old of NES games and they are all very dark and washed out compared to emulator footage. It also may have something to do with epilepsy stuff, and I have a theory it might be a legal thing to do it, which would explain why it's also present in N64 games (which is bizarre, I grant you). I could be wrong, however, but it's definitely a design choice rather than a mistake.

Certainly, legalities are likely the reason behind the lack of Super FX games. There are more legal issues behind the scenes with Virtual Console than we're aware of, I suspect, hence why the DKC games disappeared, and other games have been delisted, or never appeared at all (such as Contra).

Re: Gallery: Let This Awesome Nintendo NX Mock-Up Excite You

rjejr

@A01 I've honestly been playing out this thing in my head over the past year or so now, probably more like 2 years, waiting for Ntinedo to abandon the home console market in favor of a 4DS w/ TV out, really thought New 3DS should have had TV out, and I always run into snag after snag after snag. Some I work out, some I don't. But once you get down to the nitty gritty implications rather than just ideas, issues do arise. Though I always figured if anybody could figure it out Ninteod could, somehow. They ain't afraid to try, that's for sure. Virtual boy, Power glove, that awful N64 controller.

Re: Nintendo Download: 28th July (North America)

Barbiegurl777

I still have Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii game!

Don't need the demo already have Kirby Planet Robobot 3DS lol. Bought Kirby: PR 3DS june when it came out.

Is Kirby Mass Attack any good? I never played any of the Kirby games on DS. Never got around to it lol. Tempted to play on virtual console though!

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

Re: Wall Street Journal References Nintendo's NX Being 'Compatible' With Its Smart Device Games

aaronsullivan

@rjejr
I've been thinking multitouch this time, but I'm not sure. There are many, many questions left. GPS is a big one. The mobile angle is another.

I'm beginning to lean towards less mobile compatibility, honestly. You can't even play miitomo if you're a kid. And GPS is usually tied to cellular data. We get GPS info for our wifi device by logging into the hotspot of a smart phone that does have GPS I think, but you can't sell a gaming device with the hopes that people will do that.

Earlier I was saying that a portable NX should have every feature of a smart phone it can fit in (we were talking fitness and heart rate monitors), but now with this ambitious dual purpose device, I'm not so sure. Somethings gotta give, and keeping mobile separate for the time being might be okay. Haven't thought it completely through though.

Re: Retro-Bit's Next System Aims To Challenge The NES Classic Edition Mini Console

Aurelis

As always with these things, look for detailed reviews, videos and impressions. The Sega ones are dire and should be avoided at all costs, and the only reason I've preordered the Nintendo one is because I trust them to get the emulation right. As much as people complain about the Virtual Console sometimes, the actual accuracy of the emulation is rarely ever an issue and is usually far beyond third party knockoffs, so I expect the same from their mini box.

Re: Wall Street Journal References Nintendo's NX Being 'Compatible' With Its Smart Device Games

rjejr

@Captain_Gonru "So what if all this tablet stuff is all just the Away?"

I still think that "cuold be" the case. Just wrote it to Thanos, hope you don't mind the copy and paste.

Though I still think the Home could be separate from the tablet handheld. The tablet - no controls, just screen, and the handheld - buttons and joysticks - could very well be the same device, and THAT's the hybrid, a hybrid tablet-handheld, but the NX Home could be a separate device, bringing us back to 2nd screen smartglass. That could be 1 alternate interpretation of all of these "leaks".

"It makes those rumors about "industry leading chips" still applicable to the Home."

Well Tegra X2 is an "industry leading chip", b/c it hasn't even been unveiled yet, can't get much more "leading" than a secret chip. It gets unveiled next month at some chip convention.

http://liliputing.com/2016/07/nvidia-unveil-tegra-next-chip-details-august.html

Maybe they announce NX there as well? Coincides w/ some of the "End of August" rumblings.

Re: ​Talking Point: Nintendo NX Deal Is A Vindication Of Nvidia's Shield Program

PlywoodStick

I call BS, I think this was just a way for Eurogamer and NL to drive up clicks. (And boy, did it work...) Contradicts the Wall Street Journal articles (and Nintendo isn't going to feed them false info). The Tegra X2 devices will likely cost more than $300-$350 when they release, probably more like $400-500, which is outside of Nintendo's traditionally desired base price range. NVIDIA is not going to practically give away their latest system on chips to Nintendo all of a sudden to make NX a $300-350 base offering with Tegra X2.

NVIDIA has a long history of giving others the shaft on deals, price fixing, monopolistic practices, and forcing users to upgrade to new hardware to get the best performance from their newest updates- they're not as scalable to multiple pieces of hardware as AMD's updates. Doesn't match Nintendo's tech business model, it's too anti-consumer. There's other options out there for decent ARM chips.

Not to mention Tegra X1 is going to be extremely outdated by 2017, is only a 1 teraflop SoC, and does not get any use outside of NVIDIA's proprietary devices. So basically, if this is turns out to be the NX, it would be like Nintendo trying (keyword: trying) to follow in the PSP or Vita's footsteps with a relatively powerful portable console for the time, with maybe some Nintendo-esque gimmicks and mobile features tacked on. Doesn't sound like something that's worth the absurd amount of time it's remained completely hidden from public view. Not at all.

So yeah, I'm definitely going to mark Damo on his word here to bring up later, when the real deal is revealed. I don't buy this latest round of rumor mill fodder.

Re: Nintendo Download: 28th July (North America)

TruenoGT

Gotta Protectors baby.

@Don At some point, Iwata said the Wii U VC infrastructure was designed to go forward to the next platform. So I'm assuming that most of those games will transfer forward, though DS games (resistive touchscreen, etc) might be tricky depending on the NX hardware.

Re: Wall Street Journal References Nintendo's NX Being 'Compatible' With Its Smart Device Games

aaronsullivan

@yannah21 Hey, if it helps, I did laugh a little. It's just a tired type of comment. People seriously comment about Nintendo Life running multiple stories on facets of big news as if it's too much for them yet the comment sections light up like wildfire on each one. Then, when a story is lightweight: "Slow news day, eh, NintendoLife?"

It's kinda like my vacation closer to the equator recently. Every day, when I'd walk outside, I'd exclaim, "Wooo, It's hot!" as if it was going to be a surprise to someone.

At least you added a humorous mental picture to it!

Re: Gallery: Let This Awesome Nintendo NX Mock-Up Excite You

RennanNT

@ThanosReXXX #20: While I'm not buying these or any other rumors, but the list is flawed. Besides conflicts with other rumors:

1) Nintendo said it would never develop mobile phones and Myamoto said they weren't working on a 3DS revision, right before XL being announced, they said they would take care of the droughts, etc...

2) "3rd party" doesn't means "AAA multiplats", 3DS receives a good amount of them and with a mobile chip, it should be easy for mobile developers to develop for them, like Konami.

3) OSVR used Nintendo as a example of "closed platform for VR" similar to Apple is to smartphones, and says "we're like Android". Assuming they know anything, this means NX have a proprietary VR (which could be a cardbox-like for all we know), not that it runs OSVR.

One thing I really doubt though is Nintendo making a console powerhouse, not in a mid-gen. People who care about multiplats already have something which runs them and are much more reliable (who can guarantee 3rd party will not launch it unoptimized, delayed and/or with DLCs missing? Principally after Wii U). Their target should be a secondary console or people who don't care about them - both most likely won't feel like paying 400 just for a few Nintendo games "in 1080p/60". And history proves majority of their client prefer price+portability over power, with handheld selling much better in every single generation.

Re: ​Talking Point: Nintendo NX Deal Is A Vindication Of Nvidia's Shield Program

ThanosReXXX

@BiasedSonyFan Obviously all within reason, of course so realistic numbers. But if they can manufacture it for around $200 and as Kimishima said "will make the console affordable yet not sell at a loss" then that could be any amount from the base price to $300, so they could either break even on the hardware or make a bit of a profit, but realistically, they would never double the price, just because some consumers would be willing to pay for it. $400 simply isn't affordable, both of itself and in comparison with the competition.

Some consumers are also more than willing to pay $200 for a sealed copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy, but they are hardly representative for the average consumer...

@PlywoodStick You're more than welcome. Anything to keep the rumor/hype train going...

Re: Talking Point: Considering the Angles of a Portable and Dynamic Nintendo NX

rjejr

@ThanosReXXX OK, maybe "like" was the wrong word, you didn't "accept" my answer, how's that? PS4 and Vita may play the same games, but you still need to buy both, there really hasn't been a good one size fits all hybrid. Even Nvidia Shield, which this practically is a mirror of, has separate $200 Home and Away. So I think cramming a Vita and a PS4 into 1 device is "Special" enough.

Though I still think the Home could be separate from the tablet handheld. The tablet - no controls, just screen, and the handheld - buttons and joysticks - could very well be the same device, and THAT's the hybrid, a hybrid tablet-handheld, but the NX Home could be a separate device, bringing us back to 2nd screen smartglass. None of which would be special enough for you, but that could be 1 alternate interpretation of all of these "leaks". And that's my exit, again.

Re: ​Talking Point: Nintendo NX Deal Is A Vindication Of Nvidia's Shield Program

Nintendian

It's going to be a customised chip from Nvidia. Nintendo will never use an off the shelves chip.

All these news are still unconfirmed by Nintendo, there's more than 6 months to go before NX came out. Anything can happen, the X1 chip is just a placeholder for the dev kit. Who knows? Maybe Nvidia challenged by AMD chips in PS4 and XB1 decides to make a low-power 1080 GTX for NX? They wouldn't want to lose face running against AMD on rival consoles.

Re: Nintendo Download: 28th July (North America)

Don

Just Kirby Mass attack for me. By the way, does anyone think we will still have VC on the NX if the rumor holds true that it's just a portable console utilizing cartridges? If it's a radical departure from Wii/ Wii U I assume we can't transfer VC games to the NX.

Re: Nintendo Download: 28th July (North America)

rjejr

@Captain_Gonru How's Mass Attack? We own 3 3DS and 1 copy of the game cartridge, but if it's good I might be willing to pay $10 to play it on my TV.

Another demo? Wow, I'm even more impressed. Maybe that's their summer plan, 1 demo a week every week. Not as good as new games, but maybe it will remind people to go back and buy some of those older games.

Re: Gallery: Let This Awesome Nintendo NX Mock-Up Excite You

KrakenSoup

I find myself oddly intrigued and cautiously optimistic about this. If this is what NX is going for, I think it could be really interesting. My one area of concern is ergonomics. My hands cramp after playing 3DS for more than an hour at a time. I don't do well with flat controllers. Even using a SNES controller which is pretty poor in ergonomics, my hands hurt after 2 or 3 hours. Other than that, I think NX could be something cool if it follows these concepts.

Re: Talking Point: Considering the Angles of a Portable and Dynamic Nintendo NX

ThanosReXXX

@rjejr Hold on, my friend. I never said that I didn't like any of your answers, sorry if it came across as such.
But I wasn't looking for the new way to play angle, but LITERALLY what would be so interesting or captivating that the other two would possibly want to steal/copy it.

There's absolutely NOTHING in EuroGamer's report that fits that bill.
And haptics on a tablet/handheld have been done by PS Vita, also old news...

Re: ​Talking Point: Nintendo NX Deal Is A Vindication Of Nvidia's Shield Program

BiasedSonyFan

@ThanosReXXX

"If I have the money and if I think the value is there, then I'll buy it..."

Right, and that's my point. If Nintendo knows that gamers would pay more money for the NX, then they would rationally price it higher in order to make money. You would love to buy the NX for $1 USD. Nintendo can't sell it for $1, of course, because it costs them money to manufacture and distribute it. They would have to sell the NX for as much money over the cost it takes for them to supply the NX to gamers.