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Tue 11th Jun 2013

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Akira_1975 commented on Editorial: Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't...:

VR is going to be absolutely huge and the more people that try it, the bigger it will get. This is not just a screen in front of your eyes folks. People really need to stop making that comparison. This is full on, stereoscopic 3D. You actually feel a great sense of depth which leads to a sense of immersion never seen before in the gaming world. I'm absolutely pumped. This is not a gimmick. This is a revolution in gaming. I'm convinced VR is here to stay.



Akira_1975 commented on Minecraft on Wii U Won't Feature Inventory Man...:

Wow, this news really put a damper on my excitement for the game. I was actually looking forward to this. I just don't understand the logic behind this decision. Perhaps a major overhaul was needed to implement such a feature? I suppose that could be the case. I'm just not sure.



Akira_1975 commented on Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated G...:

What I really find disturbing is the fact that the game is missing all together from . How is that even possible considering how close the release is??? I know it's listed on the US version but man it doesn't help that it's missing from the Canadian site. I just don't get it.



Akira_1975 commented on Ubisoft's Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Confir...:

There's no getting around it anymore for me. In order to truly experience what the gaming world has to offer I now need to own a Sony (can't stand MS) and a Nintendo console. It's the best of both worlds. If this port succeeds and a sequel is released, I will need to play it. I loved ZombiU. I just don't see 3rd party support coming back to Nintendo for some time to come.



Akira_1975 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@Peach64 I'm starting to think Peach is right. I think we're looking at a cheaper console that I suspect will also play Wii U games. If you think about it will actually serve as a Wii U relaunch with a new name, additional capabilities, and a much cheaper price point. They may also have gotten rid of the gamepad to help further reduce that price point. It may actually work if they promote it properly but like Peach said it's moving Nintendo further down the casual gamer road.

I really don't believe we're looking at a new system on par with PS4 or xbox one.



Akira_1975 commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

VR is NOT a gimmick. Sorry guys but this is the future of gaming whether you like it or not. I predict VR will explode onto the scene and change everything. Until you try it, you really have NO IDEA how immersed you feel in the experience. I for one can't wait and am very disappointed in Nintendo for not jumping on the bandwagon. I think it's a huge mistake that will have them playing catch up in the future. Ultimately time will tell.



Akira_1975 commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at ...:

Shenmue 3 announcement has officially convinced me to get a PS4. I love my Wii U but the lack of major 3rd party support is just taking it's toll on me. Not to mention the FF VII remake. I just can't take it anymore =) These games belong on a Nintendo system!



Akira_1975 commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

Nintendo wants to be the family friendly system that everyone can play. The problem is the mainstream gamer is more interested in mature titles such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, GTA, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and so on. Those games have mainstream appeal and there's simply no interest at all in bringing them over to the Wii U. It's a shame really.

I don't know how Nintendo is going to pull themselves out of this. How do you promote yourselves as a family friendly console and still attract mature mainstream game development? Not only that but Bayonetta 2 sales have only helped to scare of 3rd parties. If that game didn't sell then why should 3rd parties take the risk with any other mature title? It's just not worth it for them. The lack of sports titles is also a huge issue for many people out there.

Nintendo did not promote this system properly from the start. That's my opinion. Those first family oriented TV spots were absolutely atrocious and quite frankly, embarrassing. Nintendo needs to take a page out of Sony's marketing play book.



Akira_1975 commented on Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score:

Prediction: When the time comes Nintendo fails to promote this game in any meaningful way leading to lackluster sales.

How cool would it be if Nintendo started promoting this game months before release with short TV teaser spots? Some dramatic short teasers would go a long way in drumming up some hype around this game. This game deserves it.



Akira_1975 commented on Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardwar...:

@JaxonH To be clear I'm as big a Nintendo fan boy as anyone else on this site. I love their games and will continue to enjoy them for some time to come. My biggest concern is that established 3rd parties will keep mature game content off this system (which is currently happening) and that is a problem for me. I mean we're not even seeing sport games being released for the system. I suppose the reality is I'll have to own multiple systems to really satisfy my needs. I wish that wasn't the case but so be it.



Akira_1975 commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

@AVahne Based on my experience I find it underrated. It's incredibly stable and I play in the dark all the time. I can lay in bed in a perfectly dark room without issue. In regards to people with thick glasses, well you can always turn it off. Better to make make a majority of users happy than none at all. I think it's a great and innovative feature. I'd have a very hard time going back to the older model at this point.



Akira_1975 commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

How the Nintendo NX is presented will be the only deciding factor for me in regards to whether or not I should jump ship. If I even get the slightest hint that they've compromised their dedicated hardware then it's off to Sony I go. Looking forward to more NX details.



Akira_1975 commented on Wil Wheaton in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – What'...:

If you're boycotting this game over one voice over, GET A LIFE!!!! You've got to have some serious psychological issues to make such a foolish decision and quite honestly you don't deserve to play the game in the first place. What a shame!



Akira_1975 commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Here's what Nintendo needs to do. Announce a new limited amiibo. In actuality produce a ton and let the scalpers buy up a tremendous amount of stock. Just keep on flooding the scalper market until it no longer becomes profitable for them. And Nintendo couldn't be held liable as "limited" could mean 10,000 or 10,000,000.



Akira_1975 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Vir...:

@shinokami I completely disagree with Miyomoto in regards to the future of VR. I don't believe for a second it's just a fad. I believe Oculus Rift will take the gaming world by storm. I think people are vastly underestimating how many others like myself are waiting for this tech to go commercial. I personally believe the Oculus Rift will bring back that initial feeling when you played video games for the first time. I think it's going to be revolutionary to be honest. As always time will tell.

Keep in my I will ALWAYS remain a Nintendo junkie regardless of what happens. =)



Akira_1975 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Vir...:

Oculus Rift will be a day one purchase for me. It's one of those things you need to try to fully understand how immersive it is. It's full on 3D filling up your field of vision that gives you an unparalleled sense of depth. It's not the same as simply sticking a screen in front of your eyes. People really need to stop making that comparison. You can't compare it to anything currently on the market.

Just imagine taking part in a space battle with full field of view in your cockpit or exploring some fantastic place with a group of friends. If you're playing a horror game you can't just turn your head and escape the world, no you're still in there. In fact people have been known to rip off their headsets out of sheer fear. Personally, I'm looking forward to it.

Try it before bashing it. That's all I'm saying =)



Akira_1975 commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

@elekid I agree completely. They made too many and the waves were too close together. At least that's my opinion. In regards to money Nintendo may enjoy all the cash scalpers are spending on their toys but in the long run they may actually be losing money. If I spend $80 on one rare Amiibo, that's 60+ in the scalpers pockets and that's $60 less I can spend on other regularly priced Amiibo's. Not only that but they're also frustrating the people who really care and that's never good.



Akira_1975 commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

I was willing to buy the whole collection but now I'm just losing interest due to the difficulty in finding specific Amiibo's. It's just not right when they don't even show up on store shelves. My daughter was looking forward to Rosalina and I just don't see it happening. It's just becoming too damn difficult and it really isn't worth it to stress over these things.