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Akira_1975

Akira_1975

Canada

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Akira_1975

#2

Akira_1975 commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3...:

According to eBay: "Wii U sells 4,000 consoles in 17 minutes as eBay’s Black Friday deal". That's not too shabby.

"The Wii U, priced at $259.99, sold out 4,000 units in less than 17 minutes, with customers snapping up four of the devices per second. The $399 iPads sold at a rate of one per second, with 2,000 disappearing in a just over 30 minutes"

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#4

Akira_1975 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

Is it possible we're all just over reacting? =) Its very common for rage quitters to disconnect or power off their system during competitive matches in order to avoid a bad ranking. I don't think it's a coincidence we're seeing this only happen during "For Glory" matches. Honestly, I'm not worried at all. A game will not break your system. If there was a serious problem with the system firmware then we would have already seen this issue with other games.

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#6

Akira_1975 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

@ACK You're probably right, this most likely has something to do with the underlying API used by all apps to save files. I very much doubt this is a problem with SSB. I'm going to continue playing and just be sure to power down safely when I'm on the title screen. I'm still willing to bet rage quitters, prematurely disconnecting or powering off their system is behind this mess. Nintendo may simply end up patching the game to display an appropriate "save in progress" message and that's about it.

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#8

Akira_1975 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

So this sounds like a corrupted save data issue. Is it possible people are turning off their Wii U's during For Glory matches hoping a bad result doesn't get saved to the servers? I could see this becoming a problem if people are turning off, unplugging their systems mid-save.

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#9

Akira_1975 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

I love my Wii U, I really do, but I'm extremely frustrated with Nintendo's horrendous marketing campaign. I live in Canada and I haven't seen one, not ONE Bayonetta 2 TV spot. I actually had to hop on youtube in order to watch the B2 North American commercials. This isn't a new problem either. It's been a problem since the Wii U day one launch. In fact the Wii U launch commercials were absolutely atrocious. The cheesy family oriented commercials were a huge fail and completely scared away the serious hardcore gamers. I'm starting to wonder if Nintendo has all but given up on the Wii U behind closed doors. Just feeding us enough to keep us on board until the next system release. Keep in mind I'm just frustrated because I love the system so damn much. =(

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#10

Akira_1975 commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

What if Nintendo has secretly pickup up the IP and are contracting out the work to Namco? I mean it's possible =) That would be one hell of a surprise of Nintendo, that's for sure. I loved Zombi U and a sequel would make me very happy indeed.

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#12

Akira_1975 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I'm still convinced the lack of decent commercials plays a much bigger role here then Nintendo is willing to realize. There are still allot of people out there who don't even know the Wii U exists. I know this is hard to believe but it's true. Sony on the other hand has had a killer showing on TV. Honestly, it's almost infuriating how badly Nintendo has screwed up on the marketing front. Just look at Bayonetta 2 which is a runner up for game of the year. Where's the advertising?!?!?! Not only that but why aren't they making it clear to existing Wii owners that the Wii U is new system and not an add-on? People out there are STILL confused by the whole thing. I love Nintendo, and I love my Wii U, but Nintendo has taken some huge missteps when it comes to marketing. They should fire thier entire marketing division and start over. Seriously. The only things that makes me feel better now is knowing that I'm getting a PS4 shortly. That way I'll have the best of both worlds. I just wish I didn't have to own 2 consoles for that to be the case.

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#13

Akira_1975 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

I love my Wii U, I really do but I'm becoming extremely concerned with the lack of mature titles and the lack of interest in Bayonetta 2 is really concerning. I'm now considering getting myself a PS4. I just don't feel it's a Sony vs MS vs Nintendo situation any more. I'm starting to feel it's a Sony vs MS decision with a possible Nintendo system as a secondary console.

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#18

Akira_1975 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

Maybe these companies need to stop aiming for sky high budgets. How many smaller budgets games could Capcom have released with the budget used for Resident Evil 5 for example? What I'd give for a nice hi-res 2D Castlevania on the Wii U for example. I honestly believe developers are shooting themselves in the foot with these huge high budget, 100+ hour games. It's great when it hits but when it doesn't it hurts, and hurts allot.

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#19

Akira_1975 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

I don't know about you guys but I've had many systems in the past and the Wii U is by far one of my favorites. In fact I've grown to accustomed to the gamepad I'd have a difficult time playing without it. I'm glad I gave this system a chance and I'm looking forward to all the great games yet to come. It's just a shame to see such a great console struggle. It deserves better.

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#20

Akira_1975 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

You know what I really think is a major problem across major western developers? Stuck up developers who only want to support the latest and greatest tech. I believe the developers distaste for the Wii U is actually impacting the overall business decisions of the organization they work for. Time and time again I've seen tweets by developers putting down the Wii U. Just one problem among many.

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#21

Akira_1975 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

I just couldn't care less about Watch Dogs at this point. I just really hope people end up supporting games like Bayonetta 2 in order to prove Ubisoft wrong. That will be a day one purchase for me along with Hyrule Warriors.

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#24

Akira_1975 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

It's a shame really. Ubisoft makes great games and I'd love to support them. The problem is they keep on bashing the Wii U and releasing negative news. Telling me they won't support a game before it's even released doesn't help. They then turn around and blame us for their games not selling.

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#27

Akira_1975 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

It's amazing really how Ubisoft shoots themselves in the foot. First they make me feel like I'm getting a cheap port by releasing this game late. Doesn't help that all the hype is dead by the time it does come out. Second, by telling us there's no DLC content coming makes me feel like a 2nd class citizen. I was excited about he game originally but have since then lost all interest. So they shoot themselves in the foot by taking these actions which help lead to poor sales and then tell us they don't want to bother with our platform. Companies should help push systems out the door. I honestly am starting to feel that some companies are on a mission to destroy the Wii U. I know that's not true but damn they just keep putting their foot in their mouth.

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#30

Akira_1975 commented on Pikmin 3 Listed As £39.99 On The Wii U eShop ...:

@nprtmn4evr As SCAR392 said, it would be nice if you could somehow physically remove your virtual library from your console. I`m sure the they`ll figure this all out in time. I envision 3 components. The console, the removable media containing your library, and possibly a SIM card identifying you. Something along those lines. That way you could have multiple backups of your library and the SIM card would prevent anyone else from using it. Just thinking out loud =)

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#31

Akira_1975 commented on Pikmin 3 Listed As £39.99 On The Wii U eShop ...:

@nprtmn4evr Actually you're 100% wrong. The system is most likely to die in the long run. Especially one with moving parts. As to the disc, a collector such as myself will take care of it. I can also easily sell the game at any point in time giving it more value than a digital copy. Not only that but if one disc does happen to start failing, I still have my other games. You lose the console 20 years down the road, you can kiss your entire digital library good bye.

However I do believe the future will go 100% pure digital someday. Hopefully they'll have all these issues resolved by then. Until they do I'll stick with my physical copies.

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#33

Akira_1975 commented on Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U...:

I am starting to get very worried in regards to Nintendo's marketing efforts. Wonderful 101 is just right around the corner and you barely hear anything about it. When a game looks that great why can't they start promoting on TV with short teasers at the very least. It will be a real tragedy if they don't promote W101 properly in my opinion.

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#34

Akira_1975 commented on Video: New Wonderful 101 Trailer Explains Tech...:

This game has incredible potential. I could actually see a movie being made from this. Nintendo NEEDS to pump this game hard. If I were in charge I would already have teasers on TV with the upcoming release date. Nintendo, please for the love of God don't let this become another cult classic.

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#35

Akira_1975 commented on Soapbox: When It Comes To Software Support, Th...:

@Linkstrikesback "Yeah, Smartglass and Vita support say otherwise. Cheap? Not at all, but they both have the ability to support dual screen gameplay if a developer wants to."

The Wii U tablet is part of the system and feels completely natural. Smartglass is utter garbage and having to buy a vita on top of the PS3 is not an option for me. So yes the Wii U does have an advantage there.

"Well yeah, no duh. There's also a ton being missed if you don't have a gaming PC, or are planning on not getting a PS4 or an Xbone. The only way to not miss anything is to get all the consoles, everyone has great exclusives."

I have a PC as do most people. You may miss a few exclusives on the other consoles but most of the good stuff comes out on PC. Nintendo's system in my opinion is the ultimate complement for a PC. I'm always shifting back and forth from my PC to my Wii U and don't feel I'm missing out at all. And no you don't need a "Gaming" machine to play the good games nowadays. Games nowadays scale very well with what's out there. They have to if they hope to move games in high volume.

However Nintendo's secret weapon has been and always will be their exclusives. With the right release schedule they can really make hardware move.

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#37

Akira_1975 commented on Pikmin 3 Makes Japanese Chart Debut at Number ...:

I don't know about you guys but I really do feel there's something special about the Wii U. I didn't feel the same regarding the Wii to be honest. I love the tablet controller, the graphical interface, and am really looking forward to upcoming games.

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#40

Akira_1975 commented on Pikmin 3 Makes Japanese Chart Debut at Number ...:

It took 2 years for the PS3 and XBox 360 to gain their stride. It's much more difficult to judge a home consoles success solely on the first year. Let a couple of Christmas seasons pass and we'll then see how things are truly shaping up. I personally believe we'll see a Wii U turnaround =)

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#43

Akira_1975 commented on Pikmin 3 Causes Wii U Sales Growth In Japan:

@Peach64 No offence Peach but you're coming across as someone who doesn't like to see others in a positive mood. Doesn't matter if you're being realistic or not. Most of us are happy to hear this news. Why can't you just accept that and stop with the negativity already. At least try some constructive criticism instead of out right negativity. You're really starting to come across as a troll at this point.

If you really care about this system you should aim to stay positive and help to convince others around you to support this system. The negativity doesn't help anyone. As a huge fan of Nintendo I do what I can to convince people around me to support them and attitudes like your are a huge turn off.

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#46

Akira_1975 commented on SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", ...:

I was on my PC playing online with a friend the other day and happened to mention Monster Hunter for the Wii U. He then replied with "Wii U? Is that different than the Wii?". Nintendo isn't just doing a bad job of explaining the appeal. They're doing a HORRIBLE job of getting the word out in the first place. They NEED TO ADVERTISE IN A CLEAR & CONCISE WAY!!! It's so frustrating to watch this epic fail of marketing. I'd take a commercial with a guy sitting on a desk verbally explaining the system at this point. Just tell people the system is much more powerful then the existing Wii, supports full HD, backwards compatible with Wii games and hardware, and it has an integrated tablet. Peak peoples curiosity and they'll learn the rest on their own. That's all you really need to do to sell this thing folks!!

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#49

Akira_1975 commented on Iwata Says He Didn't Commit to Stepping Down O...:

Dear God, an organization will have a good and bad times. Nintendo will not always be on fire. The Wii U has only been out for 6 months and people are acting like it's the end of Nintendo as we know it. I like Iwata and I hope he never steps down.