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CaveDweller

41. Posted:

Tainy wrote:

skywake wrote:

I was expecting to see more details about…Pikmin 3…

What!? More. They gave us over seven minutes on Pikmin 3. I don't think they've talked this much about it since last E3 nearly a year ago.

I believe he meant he went into the Nintendo Direct expecting more Pikmin 3 information, not leaving it.

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Today they could have shown off Mario Kart and got people excited. Who's going to buy a Wii U this month? In April there were some big releases, and it only sold 40k. Now there's the added bad news of a bunch of huge titles not being in development for Wii U, so sales are only going to get worse during May and the first half of June. A bit of positive Wii U news would have just been nice.

To be fair though, would there really be an increase of Wii U sales just because they released a trailer for Mario Kart U, which was inevitable to begin with, as well as already being confirmed to be shown off next month?

I think it's fine they held back on any new first party reveals; if they've taken time to focus a bit on upcoming titles we've known about for a while, then it leaves more potential time for the expected E3 surprises. Think about it; Would you rather we were treated to the trailer for the new Mario & Sonic now, or during one of their E3 Nintendo Directs?

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42. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

Peach64 wrote:

A bit of positive Wii U news would have just been nice.

You don't think the Sonic announcement was a "a bit of positive news?" Sounds like the Internet is getting up in little bit of a tizzy over it.

Really? I didn't think anyone cared about Sonic anymore. Maybe this is just what was needed then.

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43. Posted:

I wasn't expecting much aside from release dates...(and an earlier date for 101...ugh. more waiting. T.T)

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44. Posted:

Peach64 wrote:

I know they want to save their big announcements for E3, but I think it would have been smart so show off something here. At E3, you'll have a ton of game reveals for Sony and MS consoles, and there's danger of 'New Mario Kart revealed' or 'New 3D Mario revealed' getting a bit pushed to the side in a lot of video game news media.

Today they could have shown off Mario Kart and got people excited. Who's going to buy a Wii U this month? In April there were some big releases, and it only sold 40k. Now there's the added bad news of a bunch of huge titles not being in development for Wii U, so sales are only going to get worse during May and the first half of June. A bit of positive Wii U news would have just been nice.

If they announce their titles too soon Nintendo will appear weak during E3. It was smarter to wait and deliver more news after PS4 and Durango announcements.

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45. Posted:

Peach64 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Peach64 wrote:

A bit of positive Wii U news would have just been nice.

You don't think the Sonic announcement was a "a bit of positive news?" Sounds like the Internet is getting up in little bit of a tizzy over it.

Really? I didn't think anyone cared about Sonic anymore. Maybe this is just what was needed then.

Admittedly its not a series that I am particular in to or really care about, but IGN's comment section is a good sample of the impact of this announcement.

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46. Posted:

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And the Wii-U 'bash' rolls on..

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=202886

Fisher Price tablet, Sonic old & tired, Christmas cancelled for Nintendo, Dreamcasted, dead man walking.....

I mean really. The problem I have with all this bashing from these articles is they haven't even waited to see results for the others yet. Whenever Nintendo do something they seem to get more and more hate. I really want to type a rant in retaliation to this.

I mean if people turn around 3 years from now and say "Nintendo fans have become worse then Playstation fans" I couldn't hazard a guess why. People can't go 1 month without writing this attention seeking tripe and I seriously can't believe I gave the writer the time of day.

Before writing Wii U off as a failure, wait and see how it compares to the others and how it improves.

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47. Posted:

Peach64 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Peach64 wrote:

A bit of positive Wii U news would have just been nice.

You don't think the Sonic announcement was a "a bit of positive news?" Sounds like the Internet is getting up in little bit of a tizzy over it.

Really? I didn't think anyone cared about Sonic anymore. Maybe this is just what was needed then.

They just recently released a list of the best selling console series from 2005-2012 and Sonic was in the top 20. Just saying.

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48. Posted:

glad they got all the little things out of the way:

  • Release date for NSLU,101,game and wario etc.
  • more eshop games that will take until the end of time to actually arrive.
  • Sonic and mario game

Now hopefully they wont talk about "same game that isn't released yet for the hundredth time" in the next Direct.

but of course we already know:

  • wind waker HD will be shown
  • Zelda ALTTP 2 will be shown
  • Mario Kart will be shown
  • Mario 3D platformer will be shown.

that saves time for like 2 or 3 other titles?

Already looking for a meh e3/not e3 from nintendo. :P

(In terms of excitement that is.)

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49. Posted:

bonesy91 wrote:

Now hopefully they wont talk about "same game that isn't released yet for the hundredth time" in the next Direct.
but of course we already know:

  • wind waker HD will be shown
  • Zelda ALTTP 2 will be shown
  • Mario Kart will be shown
  • Mario 3D platformer will be shown.

that saves time for like 2 or 3 other titles?

Already looking for a meh e3/not e3 from nintendo. :P

I didn't know Directs had a time limit?

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50. Posted:

Sentinator wrote:

Midnight3DS wrote:

And the Wii-U 'bash' rolls on..

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=202886

Fisher Price tablet, Sonic old & tired, Christmas cancelled for Nintendo, Dreamcasted, dead man walking.....

I mean really. The problem I have with all this bashing from these articles is they haven't even waited to see results for the others yet. Whenever Nintendo do something they seem to get more and more hate. I really want to type a rant in retaliation to this.

I mean if people turn around 3 years from now and say "Nintendo fans have become worse then Playstation fans" I couldn't hazard a guess why. People can't go 1 month without writing this attention seeking tripe and I seriously can't believe I gave the writer the time of day.

Before writing Wii U off as a failure, wait and see how it compares to the others and how it improves.

I feel your pain. But it's all for views, man, so don't take it too personally. It once used to be circulation numbers when gaming news was in magazine format, but now it's all about the views counter. Writers need to constantly wrack their brains to think of "flame baity" titles that will put them maybe one step ahead of their cubicle mate when it comes to article views and comments. These games sites don't have a lot of money, so when that quarterly review of the writers comes around, guess who's getting the boot? The dude/gal with the fewest views on their pieces. I know. I've been there. I interned at a games website and it's a brutal, dog-eat-dog environment.

The writer in me wants to feel for these people because I understand what they are most likely going through to make a buck. However, the writer in me also wants to scream at the total collapse of ethics and rationality amidst the sensationalism and mob mentalities that run rampant on the internet. When it comes to games "journalism" these days, there really isn't much integrity out there. Do yourself a favor and just try not to look at all that slop.

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51. Posted:

Apart from Lost Worlds, this was what most people expected.

Bring on the big-hitting Directs!

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52. Posted:

I thought the direct was good enough and I liked it quite a lot.

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53. Posted:

WingedFish wrote:

Forbsz wrote:

WingedFish wrote:

CliffordB wrote:

Forbsz wrote:

It was awesome Nintendo and sega have a new partnership maybe in the future total war will come to the wii u exclusively who knows! Europe/Australia get pikmin 3 before the usa awesome hahaha! and I can't wait for new super luigi u what did you like and what did you want to see I personally wish they showed more of Zelda windwaker hd remake or a 3d Mario but they're probably saving the big guns for e3 glad to know pikmin 3's release date though!

Two words spring to mind for me "very disappointing" just none of the games I wanted to hear about were mentioned, Mario U (3D), Mario Kart U, Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi etc.

Also still not a single thing said about GameCube games coming to VC.

Finally while the 3DS is getting a brand new Mario Golf, the Wii U gets a crappy Winter Sports game, very poor.

This is my honest opinion, sorry!

That's what happens when you get your expectations too high. Again, they're saving all the big juicy stuff for E3, which is why this particular Direct was rather lackluster.

As for me, I got tons of Pikmin 3 eye candy to oogle at, so I'm satisfied. Sucks that we Americans get it last though. :p

Yeah it's only 8 days later but that's a lot! when you think about it because pikmin 3 is the only real new game that's coming out and it's still 2 month away! but USA normally get games first so it was just nice that for once Australia and Europe got it before them not that it matters to much but as I said it kind of does an extra 8 days feels like an extra month when you anticipate this game so much and no new games are being released but pikmin 3!

Yeah...thanks for rubbing it in (intended or not). :p

Nah I don't mean to rub it in I wish games would just have a worldwide release each time so everywhere in the world gets them on the exact same day!

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54. Posted:

Sonic Lost World was the best thing from the Direct,well for me any ways

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55. Posted:

rallydefault wrote:

Sentinator wrote:

Midnight3DS wrote:

And the Wii-U 'bash' rolls on..

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=202886

Fisher Price tablet, Sonic old & tired, Christmas cancelled for Nintendo, Dreamcasted, dead man walking.....

I mean really. The problem I have with all this bashing from these articles is they haven't even waited to see results for the others yet. Whenever Nintendo do something they seem to get more and more hate. I really want to type a rant in retaliation to this.

I mean if people turn around 3 years from now and say "Nintendo fans have become worse then Playstation fans" I couldn't hazard a guess why. People can't go 1 month without writing this attention seeking tripe and I seriously can't believe I gave the writer the time of day.

Before writing Wii U off as a failure, wait and see how it compares to the others and how it improves.

I feel your pain. But it's all for views, man, so don't take it too personally. It once used to be circulation numbers when gaming news was in magazine format, but now it's all about the views counter. Writers need to constantly wrack their brains to think of "flame baity" titles that will put them maybe one step ahead of their cubicle mate when it comes to article views and comments. These games sites don't have a lot of money, so when that quarterly review of the writers comes around, guess who's getting the boot? The dude/gal with the fewest views on their pieces. I know. I've been there. I interned at a games website and it's a brutal, dog-eat-dog environment.

The writer in me wants to feel for these people because I understand what they are most likely going through to make a buck. However, the writer in me also wants to scream at the total collapse of ethics and rationality amidst the sensationalism and mob mentalities that run rampant on the internet. When it comes to games "journalism" these days, there really isn't much integrity out there. Do yourself a favor and just try not to look at all that slop.

Wow thanks for that information I never knew that's what the writers went through hell I feel bad for them if they have to write bad reviews for wii u to keep there job that's just sad I actually feel really bad for them it seems like a very hard place to be in the industry!

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56. Posted:

All the Sega related news was great. Also good to hear Wonderful 101 has a solid release date, finally. Good time for it, too.

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57. Posted:

@Forbsz

It is a pretty stressful work environment, to be sure, not helped at all by an economy that's been down for awhile and a decreased "traditional" presence of paper media like newspapers and magazines. We've been seeing more and more: 1UP being completely shuttered, IGN restructuring and shedding some personnel... it's an uncertain infrastructure to be a part of right now.

About the time I was brought on as an intern I entered with two other people, a guy and a girl. We were required to write six stories a week, and after a period of roughly three months we were evaluated by the editors of the site. The guy I was brought in with was let go due to consistently low view counts on his write ups. It was brutal as we'd come to get to know one another over that time and would bounce story ideas back and forth. I left a bit later to pursue my career in a different area, but it was certainly an eye-opening experience. Totally awesome, but the pressure was palpable on a daily basis.

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58. Posted:

I liked the ND. I felt the presence of DCKR 3D and Minis on the Move were unnecessary though. My favorite part was Sonic: Lost World.

I understand a good number of people were disappointed. To each their own, but....you really have to be curious about expectations sometimes.

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59. Posted:

oh look, another mario and sonic at the olympic games. yayyyy...........

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60. Posted:

I thought the NSLU retail release new were the best news of the show. Other than that, it was pretty much what I expected. Nothing exciting.

Looking forward to: ZeldaU & Hyrule Warriors

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