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Topic: Hearthstone for NX (portable)

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iKhan

Here's a crazy idea I had. Two of Nintendo's most oft-cited problems have been a lack of 3rd party support and a poor online infrastructure.

If Nintendo wanted to really show that they were dedicated to fixing these, they would need to show a game early on that defies expectations. I think Hearthstone is an ideal candidate in this case, if the NX is portable. It's a popular series with a very wide base, it is heavily online focused, and most importantly, it's developed by a "hardcore" game company that has little to no presence on console.

Now there would of course be difficulty. Why would you play it on a dedicated device when your phone is sitting right by your side with cellular data? They would need to modify the game so that there is significant incentive to get it and play it on NX, such as adding dedicated cards that rely on button presses for an NX exclusive expansion.

Thoughts? Could it work, or am I going crazy?

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Shinion

I'm not sure if Blizzard know Nintendo exist. I couldn't give a monkey's about any of their games though so I don't care.

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skywake

I don't think they'd need to do anything interesting at all given that it's a free to play game. I think if the NX is a portable system and has a touch screen then why not? Hell, why not port it to the Wii U while they're at it?

That said I don't care and I think the game is old enough now that even the people who did have moved on. So maybe it's just simply not worth it anymore. Maybe this is a good idea for Hearthstone 2.0 or for some other company to push their own version.

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iKhan

skywake wrote:

I don't think they'd need to do anything interesting at all given that it's a free to play game. I think if the NX is a portable system and has a touch screen then why not? Hell, why not port it to the Wii U while they're at it?

That said I don't care and I think the game is old enough now that even the people who did have moved on. So maybe it's just simply not worth it anymore. Maybe this is a good idea for Hearthstone 2.0 or for some other company to push their own version.

The game still has a huge active userbase, and they recently revealed a major change in the game. They've done a lot to keep it relevant.

But I do see your point, the game probably isn't spreading as much to new people anymore.

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rallydefault

Yea, the game is still huge. I don't know how much it will continue to grow on PC/mobile, but by putting it on NX it would be the first "console" it expands to, and could theoretically bring in a whole new audience.

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Aozz101x

i could see it happening on Wii U/NX.
well Blizzard do it? i doubt it.

im creep out with thoese eyes... :P

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DefHalan

Whitewatermoose wrote:

If Nintendo ever gets a new Blizzard game, I expect it to be Hearthstone.

Really? I expect it to be Lost Vikings 2 lol

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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rallydefault

@Aozz: I disagree. Blizzard has shown in the past and recently that they are willing to go where the money is. Diablo III on consoles was a big success for them, and Hearthstone on mobile/tablet probably padded their numbers nicely. Also, Overwatch is on its way to console - Blizzard under Activision is a totally different company than what they were "back in the day." Coming from a Blizzard fan, this is good and bad.

If NX gets a following and turns out to be a good "fit" for Hearthstone, I can see Blizzard making it happen.

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Tasuki

@rallydefault: You do realize that Blizzard is not under Activision nor is Activision under Blizzard, they are together but each are ran as seperate entities.

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Aozz101x

@rallydefault: i may be wrong, they may add it on NX/Wii U. nobody thought Minecraft would come to wii u. shortly later it ended up did!

im creep out with thoese eyes... :P

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rallydefault

@Tasuki: I "do realize" that's what it is on paper, but you'd be a fool to not see there is a lot of, shall we shall, "nudging" or "persuading" coming from the larger entity.

Do you still play WoW? Do you play Heroes or SC2 faithfully? Diablo III? I play all of those games nearly every day. Blizz games have been the majority of what I play since I first saw my friend play Diablo I on his computer back in the 90s.

There is a HUGE, palpable difference to Blizz since the Activision whateveryouwannacallit or howeveryouwannasliceit. HUGE. Anybody who has played their games faithfully feels it.

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Tasuki

Honestly I think the whole Activision conspiracy theory is just something made up by Blizzard fanboys to explain the changes in the company. Blizzard had been changing years before the merger by activision. Alot of people that made Blizzard in the early days just moved on. People like Bill Roper were gone even before the merge and new people came in. Activision has as much influence on WoW or any other Blizzard as much as Blizzard has on Call of Duty.

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rallydefault

@Tasuki: I mean, I'll be frank and say the discussion just ended when you used the term "fanboy." I refuse to try and have a discussion with people who can only fall back on tired internet slang. Please start thinking for yourselves, people.

But I will leave you with some facts. Yes, facts. Not emotionally charged invective.

Blizzard is a subsidiary company of Activision. According to the Legal Dictionary at thefreedictionary.com, a subsidiary company is defined as: A subsidiary corporation or company is one in which another, generally larger, corporation, known as the parent corporation, owns all or at least a majority of the shares. As the owner of the subsidiary, the parent corporation may control the activities of the subsidiary.

"May" is the key word that can be debated ad nauseum by any forum jockey, but the reality of the matter is that Activision, as the parent company, HAS the ability to control what it wishes to control by Blizz. Period. End of story. Do they always exercise that right/ability? Only those with real knowledge of the situation would know. But to pretend that possibility doesn't exist is illogical.

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Tasuki

@rallydefault: So you didn't even read my post wow cause I used fanboy yeah ok I see how bright you are. Just cause most people use fanboy in a negative way doesn't mean I am. Wether you like it or not fanboy is here to stay and it really isn't a negative word like you think it is. They way I am using it is a huge fan of an item i.e. Blizzard in this instance. Nothing negative about that.

It's ok though you just see that I am right and don't have anymore to say, it's ok you can admit that.

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