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AndyWARbear

AndyWARbear

Supporter of courageous innovators

Male, Australia

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AndyWARbear

#1

AndyWARbear commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

@noctowl I understand what you're saying but it's a naive and narrow view of the world. China's gaming industry grew 34% from 2012 - 2013, of which 94% of it's gaming is online. Japan and China lead the world for purchasing Mobile games. A cheaper system will allow Nintendo to appeal to a larger % of the population than MS and Sony.
Africa and China may well have more important things to deal with in general, but there are still enough people with means to purchase gaming consoles in both. I have visited China for my work so I have a fairly good understanding of their purchase habits, etc. My estimate is that 5% of the population will purchase a console(either home or handheld) this generation, a modest amount compared to the number of gamers in China already.
Honestly if Nintendo want to win China, they will need to nail online and micro transactions. They are trying with Sub Wars on 3DS. Pokemon could absolutely explode, as well as Yokai Watch.

AndyWARbear

#2

AndyWARbear commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

Microsoft and Sony will sell millions of units, but only to a very small % of the population. Bare in mind there's 1.35billion people in China, just 5% saturation still amounts to 67.5 million sales.
The Wii with a decent built in hard drive has the whole back catalogue of gamecube games which it should come bundled with. Would be cost effective and great entry level gaming for China. We are seeing the return of the Gamecube controller for the Wii U so hopefully we see some Gamecube games on our Virtual Console. Win win for everyone.

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#3

AndyWARbear commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event started with Reggie stating Nintendo's best marketing slogan. "There's nothing wrong with having a little fun." Reggie's speech left me motivated, proud and excited to be watching and really set the mood perfectly. From that moment they haven't put a foot wrong.

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#7

AndyWARbear commented on Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says D...:

@Videogamer123 I did read something about Aonuma referring to the issues in getting from one place in Kyoto to another, how you need to plan the trip. And how's he's attempting to implement that feeling into the new Zelda game. It gives a sense of scope/size but nothing definitive. Unless you were referring to another article, which is quite possible :)

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#8

AndyWARbear commented on Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says D...:

It's different from every other game in my collection, so that's a big "yes" for me. That online has so much possibility, hopefully there's good ongoing support and a devoted online community.
Caveat: I hope they polish up the collision detection and make the character animation more fluent. It's unfinished so I give it the benefit of the doubt.

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#9

AndyWARbear commented on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developer...:

@placidcasual The vast majority of the issues are with the details shown in the trailer and their website.
-The majority of the footage shown is from STALKERS, as are the concept drawings.
-They are using the Unity engine instead of their own game engine, which they quote is scalable, allowing for the downgrade to Wii U.
-Vostok Games(Ex STALKER devs) appears to have confirmed on their forums that the people associated with the project are not STALKER and Metro Last Light devs
-Estimated finish date of September 2015 and they have nothing to actually show for it, and for only $50,000.00 it appears a very small budget for where the project appears to be at.
-The author of the book "Areal" has no connection to this project, granted I don't speak Ukranian so that's a difficult one to confirm.

Honestly, on their own I could look past them. But the more I look into it, the more I need to see before I back it again.
Please don't take my word for it, if you are interested please check some details for yourself guys. I have noticed there's an update on the Kickstarter page. Hopefully as time goes on all my concerns are alleviated.

EDIT- The name associated with the payment doesn't match any of the staff named. West-Games have stated the man works there in their PR team but it seems a little off.

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#10

AndyWARbear commented on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developer...:

Created my account to say this. There's a very real chance this Kickstarter is false. I was initially a backer but have pulled out due to the inconsistencies in what I have seen. Also the project creator isn't responding to the issues put forth in the comments section.
I hope I am incorrect. I am not trying to hate on this project, quite the opposite. I am very excited at the prospect of Areal actually coming to the Wii U.
I would ask Thomas Whitehead to offer up any information he has regarding the people involved with this project.