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CurryPowderKeg79

StuTwo wrote:

Nintendo has a mountain of cash (which is bad) and this is simply the most efficient and safest way of spending it.

And why is Nintendo having lots of money bad?

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Nintendo saw the direction Rare was heading and let it go for a reason. What have they made that was any good since they left?

From what I understand, Rare was disappointed by the relatively lower sales of the N64 and was looking for a buyer, but it turned out that their partnership and close involvement with Nintendo was instrumental to their creative success.

I don't know if it was true, but I've heard that Microsoft had a ton of huge projects for Rare to work on, but when Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts was so poorly received, they cancelled all of them, put them to work on Kinect Sports, and many key staff left.

Even worse is that recently people have been going back to Nuts and Bolts and saying "Huh, this game is actually pretty good! Why did we all judge it so harshly before?"

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DarthNocturnal

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I loved Nuts & Bolts. And this was just a few months (maybe a year) after I had first played both original Banjo games via 360.

I mean yeah, I'd love a “Threeie“ someday, but on it's own merits, N&B was quite fun.

And for more recent news, Sea of Thieves has been doing really well.

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Ralizah

Nuts and Bolts isn't a bad game, but it's also one I don't care to play. I want to play a Banjo platformer, not a game where I'm forced to drive around in a stupid car.

Yet, for whatever reason, the Batmobile in Arkham Knight didn't bother me. Maybe because it wasn't Batmobile: The Game. You could still play like normal most of the time.

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-Green-

I could not get into Nuts and Bolts. Car games are my kryptonite. So when I bought my Xbox I immediately played Viva Piñata over it after trying it for a few hours

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Grumblevolcano

On the Pokemon situation, the Pokemon twitter account is doing a region per day (note that this is a US account so Kanto was on the 20th in those time zones).

If you continue the pattern you'll have:
22nd - Hoenn
23rd - Sinnoh
24th - Unova
25th - Kalos
26th - Alola
27th - Gen 8

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-Green-

Pokémon Day is on the 27th right?

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DarkRula

A Pokémon Direct on the 27th sounds about right, what with the previous one being on a Wednesday as well.

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RR529

I think if Xbox Gamepads happens, it'll be primarily for Japan.

It gives MS a chance to get their software out on a popular device in a market that hasn't embraced their own hardware (so it wouldn't effect Xbox sales in any meaningful way), and Japan has the internet infrastructure to handle the streaming of bigger games.

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Octane

@Grumblevolcano I was waiting for the Johto one before commenting on this, because doesn't make a pattern. But yeah, now it's obvious. Lines up with Pokemon Day as well.

@-Green- Yes.

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DannyBoi

Anyone have one of thowe GPD Win? Are they good?

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Ralizah

I wonder what region we'll get now? I've heard rumblings about a Spain-inspired one, but, personally, I wouldn't mind something more exotic. One with a heavy rainforest theme would be fun.

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EvilLucario

I would have wanted a winter-themed game, but then I remember that Platinum and Black/White 2 already went that route.

I'd love an Italy or Greece setting. That would be great.

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Octane

@Ralizah @EvilLucario The setting is something I couldn't care less about if I'm honest. It's not a 1-to-1 anyway. GameFreak dumps mountains, volcanoes, jungles and deserts wherever they want; regardless of what ''region'' it is based on.

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Grumblevolcano

@Ralizah Australia would be nice judging by Forza Horizon 3.

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Would be cool if Gamefreak actually put the time and effort into making a completely new settings instead of copy and badly pasting real world marvels

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I have GPD Win 2. Dont bother with the original GPD Win. They're too weak, had heatsink issues, no automatic fan, and the list of problems goes on and on. A fantastic first effort from an Indiegogo team though.

The second one, however, is solid gold. It'll run you $650+ but man is it something. They addressed practically every single issue with the first one. Its considerably more powerful than Switch and can run games like Wolfenstein New Order and Batman Arkham City on max settings 720p (though I'd stick with medium settings for longer battery life and less flirting with frame drops). A new heatsink mod just released as well that drops temps by up to 21 degrees. Mine hasn't arrived yet but, ya. You have to take the back cover off and install yourself but they have videos showing you how to do it.

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StuTwo

CurryPowderKeg79 wrote:

StuTwo wrote:

Nintendo has a mountain of cash (which is bad) and this is simply the most efficient and safest way of spending it.

And why is Nintendo having lots of money bad?

When a company has a mountain of cash investors like to see it spent on something that will make more profit or given to them (as dividends).

From a stock market perspective a company should (usually) ideally have some debt (because that way someone else’s money is working for you).

Basically when it comes to cash: use it or lose it. This is also why companies like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook buy what are basically start ups for ridiculous amounts of money (see Apple buying Beats or Facebook buying Oculus or just about every purchase that Microsoft has ever made). They need to spend their money - it’s doesnt matter that their purchases are vastly over priced because they have so much cash on hand and the important thing is to spend it on something that converts cash into potential growth.

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gcunit

@StuTwo Your post makes a lot of sense, apart from the fact that Nintendo seems to resist that growth pattern, aside from the occasional Dena type deal.

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