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8bitforever

8bitforever

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8bitforever

#2

8bitforever commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MrCanzine I would give it a chance. I love my Vita and it has been getting lots of games lately too. Really depends on what you like to play. I personally needed a break from Mario, etc. and have found new games that I love with Sony. Plus you can get lots of great PS1 & PSP games and they have a great account system that isn't tied to your system.

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#3

8bitforever commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Del...:

I have the Vita version and it is great. The cutscenes are very sharp and fit well with the comic book game. Not sure why so many people hate this game. I felt the same way about Mirror if Fate. Funny how 1st party games get stupid high scores even when they don't deserve it but a good third party game like this gets trashed. This is why I don't listen to any sites reviews on handheld games anymore.

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#4

8bitforever commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

That's interesting because when I went out to buy lego hobbit for my Vita, no stores in my town had it for either Vita or 3DS. Our Toys R Us did get two copies for Vita but still no 3DS version. This means that Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop didn't get copies of the portable version on the release date. Makes no sense, are they not making enough money on the portable versions anymore and this is a tactic to stop them all together. They did change the game formula drastically beginning with Lego Marvel. Makes you wonder.

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#5

8bitforever commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

@gatorboi352 I thought the same thing only to find out that Lego Marvel sold best on 360 them PS3 then 3DS, etc. I think even the later released PS4 and XBone editions outsold WiiU. So things have really changed. I went to pick up Lego Hobbit for my Vita and no store had it in stock for Vita or 3DS. Very strange, as I had to buy it online.

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#6

8bitforever commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@whodatninja I have a theory that the 3DS really didn't have great games planned this year either so maybe this version was made to fill the gap there too. I agree with you though as it will keep attention and buyers away from the WiiU version. I have said previously and I think should just focus on handhelds and get out of the console business.

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#7

8bitforever commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@mostro328 Look, people are upset because this is a huge mistake in a long line of mistakes that Nintendo is making with the WiiU. My kids and I watched the direct last night and even they were wondering why the 3DS version is coming out first. Most people will only buy one version. I will be buying two copies of the 3DS game and don't plan on dipping $60 to get another version later. I had planned on buying one copy of each version but Nintendo's plan forced my hand. This will end up being the final mistake Nintendo can make with the WiiU if that version doesn't sell like gangbusters, and depending on when this actually gets released it might not. I think Nintendo just needs to focus on handhelds and admit they cannot handle the console market. They have been doing a terrible job since Nintendo 64.

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#9

8bitforever commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (North America):

@ikki5 3 games isn't a great lineup. I love Metroid Fusion but three games isn't anything to celebrate and based on Nintendo's VC history you'll get about two titles every month. Still doesn't matter when your WiiU breaks your games are gone, good luck with that.

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#13

8bitforever commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

The real problem is that beginning with the Gamecube Nintendo has released inferior hardware and gimmicky systems. The GameCube was fantastic except for those tiny discs! That kept it from ever having a chance against the PS2 and Xbox. Then we get the Wii which was only a slight improvement while Sony and Microsoft brought out powerful systems with online functions and began their account systems. The WiiU should have been on par with the PS4/XBone but again, Nintendo gives us inferior hardware. Same goes for their portables. Next gem is here and now the WiiU will literally get left behind like never before. The PS4 and Vita are already taking the lead from the 3DS and it won't stop. I just don't think Nintendo is going to survive much longer if they don't drastically make changes to their account system and start getting better hardware on the market.

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#15

8bitforever commented on Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Con...:

Nintendo could be making so much more of their VC but they are so slow. GBA seems to be getting more releases at a time so hopefully this is a good sign of things to come. On a side note, you can get Ys 1&2( upgraded PC port) Castlevania Symphony of the Night, and Rondo of Blood for the Vita via Sony's VC. All the Final Fantasy games are there also.

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#16

8bitforever commented on Review: Devil World (3DS eShop / NES):

Another VC gem....NOT! Is there a reason yet that there aren't like 10 titles a week coming out. This is just another reason why Nintendo's days are numbered. Iwata needs to be fired already! This is just stupid.

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#17

8bitforever commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

These need to be cross buy and available on 3DS as well....period! This is just a weak tactic from Nintendo to keep interest in the failing WiiU. How about fix your account system then we can talk about buying digital anything from you Nintendo! I am really getting annoyed with Nintendo's plans for their systems now. I love Nintendo but I am not sure how much longer I can do this, if the account system and the VC isn't better by fall then I won't be supporting anything Nintendo any more. Heck, I only have two game purchases to make the rest of the year (Mario Kart & Smash Bros.) anyhow. Just sad, and meanwhile Sony pumps out 15 titles a week for PS4/PS3/Vita and many are cross buy. Nintendo has such a rich catalog too! They just don't care about their fans or what we want. I don't think they even want to be successful! They keep doing the opposite of what they should be doing.

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#18

8bitforever commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@AJSjedi The extra power has nothing to do with anything you mention. It is to make better games. Games with bigger worlds, smarter AI, etc. I saw yesterday that MLB 14 would, for the first time, have 1,000 different crowds models so the crowds look more realistic. This is what the power does. I am simply saying that Nintendo keeps bringing out underpowered systems and for what? They are not going to make it out of this generation if they can't improve their situation, no matter how much money they have. People will not buy another console from them after the WiiU. The truth hurts but it is the truth. We need to stop complaining about the developers because I don't blame them. If they want to stay in business then they have to make games for the system that will bring them a profit. Nintendo isn't capable anymore, time to move on.

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#19

8bitforever commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@electrolite77 AMEN!!!! I recently bought into Sony's culture and what a difference! Nintendo could learn from other companies. We have two games to buy for WiiU the rear of the year, that's it! My Vita will be getting lots of play and I plan to get a PS4 this summer. Sorry Nintendo, your bad service and lack of concern has lost yet another 25 year fanboy.

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#25

8bitforever commented on Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in...:

Looks like the tide is turning and this is small potatoes. Japanese sales show 3DS finally out of their top spot.

PS4 - 35,294 [410,133]
PS Vita - 31,325 [270,086]
3DS LL - 24,192 [375,541]
PS3 - 12,102 [151,339]
3DS - 10,876 [177,553]
Wii U - 7,773 [133,642]
PSP - 3,425 [44,999]
PS Vita TV - 1,962 [21,110]
Xbox 360 - 300 [2,769]

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#26

8bitforever commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

I hear a lot of people saying "this could apply to Nintendo's next hardware", but they honestly don't have that kind of time. Sony has set the stage and is pulling people away from Nintendo left and right (me included). I have been a Nintendo fanboy for 20 years buying only their systems. I recently bought a PS3 and Vita though because I was tired of getting screwed on my WiiU purchases (no DLC, etc). I cannot believe how much better Sony's account system is setup. I can buy a game from their Web based interface and work and then go home and download it. Heck, the PS4 will actually download it for you. My PS1, Indie games are all cross buy! No more paying twice! With PS+ you get cloud saves! I don't think Nintendo even cares any more and isn't likely to change under Iwata's crappy leadership. I would love to be wrong but for me, I am going PS4 this summer and I am not going back. The WiiU will just be for the kids. I only want to play Mario Kart 8 and that is it this whole year. Same for the kids outside of Smash Bros which I think they want for 3DS.

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#27

8bitforever commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

Nintendo only cares about Donkey Kong, Mario, Pokemon, and Zelda. Anything else doesn't matter to them! This is why they are losing fans and business every second of everyday! They need to just make games and leave the hardware business to Sony.

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#37

8bitforever commented on Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan Overtake the Xbo...:

It's stupid to consider this an achievement. The fact is WiiU will never be big in either the east or west. It was too late in the game. I love the system but the facts are the facts. PS4 will dominate Japan in the coming months. There are only two games that Nintendo has coming this entire year that are worth buying and that is Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8. I predict the 3DS version of Smash will triple the sales of the WiiU version too. 2014 is the year Nintendo stops making consoles.

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#38

8bitforever commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

Completely stupid! These kinda of decisions are what is keeping Nintendo down. GBA/ DS belong on 3DS...period! WiiU should focus on GameCube and N64 and all NES and SNES classics should be cross buy for WiiU and 3DS. And there should already be an account system so purchases aren't tied to hardware. Anything else equals failure and me continuing not to buy anything from Nintendo.

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#40

8bitforever commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

My list of great games that aren't FPS or third person shooter are as follows: Journey, ICO, Shadow of the Collosus, Any Lego Game, Nino No Kuni, Sly Cooper series, Terraria, Minecraft, Guacamelee, and Little Big Planet just to name a few. I am just tired of jumping on turtles to get my kicks these days.

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#42

8bitforever commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

@dumedum Funny you say better than Xbox 360/PS3 games because those are now considered last generation. If you compare the sales to most PS4/Xbox One it wouldn't be close. Amazing fact is even games like Marvel Lego sold better on the newer systems than on past ones. Super Mario 3D World is amazing but it's sales were not as high as they should've been, I personally got tired of it and never beat it. A lot of people are tired of the same Mario formula every year. Go play The Last of Us, a game I did beat, and you will see what I mean. It is time for Nintendo to start making deep and engaging games, not everyone is okay with more Mario. I won't even play Super Mario Bros U unless it is with my kids. Worst game they have made to date. It is exactly like the Wii version but with some new graphics and powers. Back in the day Mario Bros games innovated with each version, but not since Mario Galaxy or Sunshine has that happened.

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#43

8bitforever commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

@element187 Not sure about US sales but the WiiU has been only selling about 8,000 units per week since Jan. in Japan. Even the 3DS XL sales are just a few thousand above Vita. It will be interesting to see how things shift after the PS4 launches on 2/22, or if they change at all. Either way WiiU Japan sales are terrible and need help.

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#44

8bitforever commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

@Action51 I want Lego City but it is still $49.99. I guess since Nintendo is involved it will never go down. I wish Nintendo would use the greatest hits model more. Skyward Sword is still full price! But Lego City does look amazing and is one of the games I bought a WiiU for, although my kids did play a role in that dedication too. I have brought my kids up on solely Nintendo even though I have a PS3 and Vita. It is why I am so nervous and frustrated with Nintendo at the moment. I am a gamer from the Atari days and have been through every console launch since Pong. Hopefully my kids and I will see Nintendo recover but I have a feeling it will won't be the recover we are hoping for and wanting. Time will tell I guess.

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#45

8bitforever commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

@Doctor_Pancakes Not sure I follow you but it seems you are saying that every game on the "Other" systems are FPS. That us not true and the FPS games make up a very small percentage of games available too. I own a PS3 and don't own even one of those but have easily 30 games. Double check your facts. I know it isn't easy seeing Nintendo heading down this path but it is their own fault.

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#49

8bitforever commented on Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Storms to the Top of t...:

3DS will get passed up very soon in hardware sales. They have really exhausted the system outside of a few franchises. The Vita is growing in popularity and the PS4 launches in a few weeks in Japan. This sales chart will look very different after 2/22, and likely never go back like this again. The WiiU will also not see a huge boost from DKC:TF because that game isn't a system seller. Nintendo has no damn clue what they are doing anymore it seems and they are headed for a rude awakening. Mark my words: 2/22 will be the day that Nintendo starts losing in Japan.

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#50

8bitforever commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

The WiiU is great but should have been made when the PS3 came out not years after. It is too late now and people have moved on to PS4/Xbox One. Sad that the Wii brought in more money because of Just Dance. I bought it for the WiiU and Rayman Legends too. Great games but the truth is I will be buying all future games for my PS3 and soon PS4 because Nintendo doesn't get the DLC stuff. I want some of the DLC and it forces my hand. Nintendo really is done this generation. They will stick around because of Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros., but that is all they really have for 2014 unless they surprise us. On the other hand, Sony and Microsoft have tons of games coming out. I only had Nintendo consoles until 2014 but after playing Last of Us I am moving on. It has been fun Nintendo but it's obvious you don't care about us gamers enough to fix your stupid account system and you bring out great hardware that is years too late. They need to figure something out before it really is too late. My kids play the WiiU now but lately have been playing the PS3 more since we traded in some WiiU games to get the better PS3 versions. We will buy Mario Kart 8 and Smash but that is likely it for this year. I don't invest in VC because of the account system so I got about $100 to invest in 2014, not a reason to stay with Nintendo for sure.