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rushiosan commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

Konami had their best days with Sony. Nintendo missed Metal Gear Solid, Symphony of the Night, Silent Hill among many other A+ titles. Weak hardware was the main reason if you ask me.

Many 3rd parties are vital to make a console successful, but Nintendo refuses to see the market from that angle...



JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Oh we're just getting warmed up. You'll feel even better once you have all of wave 4 and 5 on your shelf.

Long time no see! I think 17 Amiibo is quite a lot for just having commons- guess I didn't realize there were so many available that AREN'T hard to find.. You know, we have an N-Life LINE chat set up for anyone who wants to score rare Amiibo and pre order new waves. More than welcome to join if you want! You're guaranteed to get a pre order for every Amiibo you want :)



cdude commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

Further proof why bloated Japanese corporate infrastructures and policies have no place in today's gaming marketplace. It seems sad, but it really is for the best. Hopefully their Ip ends up in capable hands.

Honestly, the industry would be better off if a much more nimble Nintendo just bought sonic, castlevania, street fighter, resident evil, monster hunter, megaman, bayonetta, viewtiful joe, silent hill, metal gear and a handful of others like rampage, banjo and crash.

At least then they'd belong to people that would respect and celebrate them properly while continuing to honor their legacies with worthwhile installments.



Rafie commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@JaxonH Eh I agree and disagree friend. Sure, I have ONE amiibo that is rare at the moment. (Shulk) Outside of that, every amiibo that I currently have, which is only 17, can be purchased. I think the only semi-rare ones are Mega Man and Toad in my area.



JaxonH commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:

That's probably true. As an American, I don't really feel like I'm missing out on too much. Even the niche games like Rhodea Sky Soldier and Fatal Frame are being localized.

Theres maybe one or two Japanese games I want that aren't localised or being localised (Monster Hunter MMO and Dragon Quest X) but that's about it.

Europe, on the other hand, I have noticed struggles just to get digital releases of many games (particularly from Capcom/Atlus).



AyeHaley commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:

I used to import games and systems but I honestly don't care anymore. I have way too much to play these days and most of the stuff I want will get localized eventually or I'll just watch someone play it on Twitch.
Though, I must say, I would buy more games (as in import games) if I could just play them on my regular EU new 3DS without any real hassle.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

I know eventually restocks will start filling out demand, but, until then (and I'm sure I'll be hated for saying this) I'm really enjoying the chase.

It makes it fun, and that much more special to have Amiibo you want sitting on a shelf, knowing that you were one of the few who put in the work necessary to score one.

Not that I wouldn't mind over abundance (Id still buy every last one, common or not) but it just seems more special when they're hard to find.



Damo commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@Quorthon Did you even read the feature? I point out that the New York Stock Exchange de-listing isn't a big deal, and explain why.

And secondly, Konami was unquestionably one of Nintendo's key allies in the early years, not just during the NES period but during the SNES era as well, when it had the freedom to work with whomever it liked yet still put arguably its most important games on Nintendo hardware. Let's also not forget the incredible support Konami gave the Game Boy, as well.

"The SNES is also only one console, and during this time, Konami was pretty much equally prolific on the Genesis and even supported the TurboGrafx-16"

Equally prolific? Not even close. Konami took years to seriously support the Genesis / Mega Drive. In contrast, Konami was there to support the Super Famicom on day one with Gradius III.

During the life of the Genesis, Konami released approx 18 games on Sega's console, but published around 45 games on the SNES / Super Famicom. Also, support for the PC Engine / TubroGrafx-16 was limited to a few shooter ports and Dracula X (13 titles across PCE and PCE CD, Japan and NA).

To suggest that Konami was somehow begrudgingly supporting Nintendo formats is absurd; yes, Konami was simply "going where the money was" - it is a business, lest we forget - but it obviously saw a lot of value in working with Nintendo during this period, and would continue to offer support during the N64, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, GameCube and Wii eras.



IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@AtlanteanMan Yeah I'm guilty. Last game I actually purchased on a Nintendo system was Smash 3DS. Game before that was Wind Waker HD. Got MK8, Smash Wii U, and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire as gifts. Don't have 3D World, Tropical Freeze, Triple Deluxe, Bravely Default, Hyrule Warriors, Bayo 1+2, Captain Toad, MM3D, MH4U, or Codename STEAM, and not interested in Kirby Rainbow Curse, Mario Golf, or Mario Party.

I do have a PS4 though, for which I have purchased Dragon Age and Dying Light, and got Far Cry and Lego Marvel as gifts, plus Injustice through PS+.

....Maybe gaming is too expensive of a hobby for me these days. Don't have the time or money for most games these days.



NintendoFan64 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Okay. Good. Now, please get to work on that, because I REALLY want Ness and Pac-Man. Seriously. These stock issues need to end. NOW. This is also better than when the UK marketing boss talked about the issue, because it didn't piss me off by saying that the lack of stock was "part of the appeal", and that some of the harder to find amiibos are still on store shells, when really the only amiibos that've remained plentiful are Zelda, Diddy Kong, Little Mac, Sonic, and the Mario ones (exept Toad). Everything else, though? Unicorn.



Alundra-1998 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@AdanVC "I just want to go into my nearest retail shop and buy a Ness, a Rosalina and a Villager without problems like in most places in Europe, Australia and Japan"

It is not THAT easy to do in the UK, I can say that for sure.
I don't know about Australia and Japan.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

The Problem with this apology is that it is too little too late for a lot of people. They need this statement a few waves ago. At this point it is hard to believe that the situation is changing. They will need to give out more data to show that they are doing more.

I'm not going to 5 store daily just to see if they got a restock. I still think it is funny that the Amiibo with the most support are hardest to find.



AugustusOxy commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:


Some games never, ever come over here unless imported.

Do you ever eat foreign food? Or enjoy foreign shows? Imagine if I came up to you while watching a foreign show and smashed your TV in and told you that you weren't allowed to watch it because it's foreign. That is what region locking is basically about.



CharlyDunst commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:

@Spoony_Tech The thing is, that some games never appear in other countries do to their laws or the company feels that the IP could not sale as good as elsewhere. If a console is region free, you can go somewhere else and get the game without these problems. I had this problem when Splatterhouse for the PS3 came out and it was not allowed here in Germany. It was lucky that the PS3 was region free, otherwise I could never get it (or buy another console).



AtlanteanMan commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

All we can do is vote with our wallets and spread the good word when we play a game we genuinely enjoy. I personally bought Code Name: STEAM. I haven't played it that much yet due to my backlog, but it's on the list.

I bought Valkyria Chronicles when it first came out on the PS3 and loved it so much that I showed it to three friends, each of whom bought their own copy. I did the same with little-known turn-based Strategy gem Daisenryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics Exceed for the PlayStation 2. The local 4-player multiplayer, real life countries and weaponry, and ability to create your own maps were incredible. I played it with about six or seven friends spanning countless play sessions and hundreds of hours...and every one of them bought their own copy.

Maybe we can't get every great game franchise we'd love to see again as often as we'd like to, if ever, but when we have an opportunity we only have ourselves to blame if we don't support such releases when they do come. And spreading the word, whether with friends or on internet forums, can gain support for future releases even if it's one person at a time.