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Topic: Mario Kart 8 Direct! April 30th

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am21

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbuJZP0_8iQ

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jariw

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A brilliantly executed MK8 Direct on many levels. The part about the music was excellent!

The variety and unpredictability of the past game-specific Directs has been great fun to watch and still gives lots of info without too many spoilers.

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I thought it was great but can sb explain why NA has fewer free games to choose from than europe? What's the reasoning behind that? (I'm from europe so I dont care but still.. kinda weird:P)

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They did a great job with everything in the direct here man!!!!!!!!!!

A bundle that gives you two games, Online and the so far fantastic soundtrack ever in a racing game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

granted I'm not into racing games and I still have yet to get the Wii U but this game will be the one that will boom the sales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shingi_70

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Miss_Dark wrote:

I thought it was great but can sb explain why NA has fewer free games to choose from than europe? What's the reasoning behind that? (I'm from europe so I dont care but still.. kinda weird:P)

I's guess its because the Wii U is doing the worst in europe and the system is being phased out of shelf and getting deep discounts.

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Awesome Direct! Love the Spin Boost, looks like fun to execute. The "Memories of Mario Kart" segments were funny, especially the last one about mother :D

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Awesome Direct! Love the Spin Boost, looks like fun to execute. The "Memories of Mario Kart" segments were funny, especially the last one about mother :D

I can see myself exploiting this with a friend. Big time.

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Yay I don't have to buy NSMB:U now :D

everything's good and it'll be that way forever!

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Ryno

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Well, I'm finally going to get Pikmin 3 now. I would have picked W101 if that was available in NA. But no complaints from me about a free game.

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sub12

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Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

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shingi_70

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sub12 wrote:

Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

She work's in the treehouse now and showed up in a Nintendo Direct from last year. I miss her and rich on the IGN podcast.

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shingi_70 wrote:

sub12 wrote:

Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

She work's in the treehouse now and showed up in a Nintendo Direct from last year. I miss her and rich on the IGN podcast.

What is the treehouse? Like NOA marketing? The current IGN Nintendo podcasts are pretty decent, I like the old German guy.

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Xiao_Pai

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sub12 wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

sub12 wrote:

Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

She work's in the treehouse now and showed up in a Nintendo Direct from last year. I miss her and rich on the IGN podcast.

What is the treehouse? Like NOA marketing? The current IGN Nintendo podcasts are pretty decent, I like the old German guy.

Localization team. (I think, lol)
Anyways I hope they use the Youtube feature in their future games, was surprised to hear about this in this direct.

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sub12 wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

sub12 wrote:

Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

She work's in the treehouse now and showed up in a Nintendo Direct from last year. I miss her and rich on the IGN podcast.

What is the treehouse? Like NOA marketing? The current IGN Nintendo podcasts are pretty decent, I like the old German guy.

I like to imagine its something like this.

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Miss_Dark

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LOVE the music for twisted mansion!

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vonboy89

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Ryno wrote:

sub12 wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

sub12 wrote:

Anybody else notice Audrey Drakes voice at the 22:00 mark during the US Direct? She use to be the main IGN reviewer for all things Nintendo for a few years until she left sometime in 2013, kinda a Nintendo fan fav at IGN.......I suppose she is working for NOA these days.

She work's in the treehouse now and showed up in a Nintendo Direct from last year. I miss her and rich on the IGN podcast.

What is the treehouse? Like NOA marketing? The current IGN Nintendo podcasts are pretty decent, I like the old German guy.

I like to imagine its something like this.

I always thought they were like the Super Mario 64 club. Just a group of hired employees to play-test and localize games?

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brewsky

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The Treehouse is the Product Development division for Nintendo of America.

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vonboy89

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Wait, the NA division actually makes their own games? I thought they just localized games made from the japan division, lol.

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brewsky

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vonboy89 wrote:

Wait, the NA division actually makes their own games? I thought they just localized games made from the japan division, lol.

Nope. They localize games for North America and produce marketing strategies. They also help with fine tuning the games, but aside from that, no game development.

EDIT: Things do change over time, though, as was proved a couple posts later.

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jariw

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shingi_70 wrote:

Miss_Dark wrote:

I thought it was great but can sb explain why NA has fewer free games to choose from than europe? What's the reasoning behind that? (I'm from europe so I dont care but still.. kinda weird:P)

I's guess its because the Wii U is doing the worst in europe and the system is being phased out of shelf and getting deep discounts.

Wrong guess, try again.

Current Top 10: DK:TF, Pikmin 3, MK8, Scram Kitty, SM3DW, LEGO City: Undercover, Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, Stick it to the Man, Wind Waker HD
Looking forward to:
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, SSB U, Affordable Space Adventures, Bayonetta 2, X, Hex Heroes, Yarn Yoshi, and more