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AndyWARbear

AndyWARbear

Supporter of courageous innovators

Male, Australia

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Wed 25th June, 2014

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AndyWARbear

#1

AndyWARbear commented on Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehou...:

I have enjoyed the extended coverage. Not overly sure if I like the treehouse crew or if I'm just stoked that I'm being fed more information. Either way I'm happy to see more.
Considering they test and localise for western audiences I hope to get some info regarding Fatal Frame during the 8 hour live stream...

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#5

AndyWARbear commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

@Ufaowl it means it's cheaper to outsource each individual game for localization to a third party company. Probably for a set price as opposed to paying staff on contract. I would suggest as consumers we will see no ill effects from this. Business decisions like these usually positively impact efficiency.

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#6

AndyWARbear commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC If Nintendo take the two DLC packs(16 new courses and 6 new characters) and add that to returning characters and courses from Mario Kart 8 they could create Mario Kart 9... And it would be a complete game. They would/could justifiably charge full price.
By your logic MK9 would be preferable to these 2 DLC packs, which are drastically cheaper than a full priced game. I have no problem with your opinion, it just appears to not be based on a logical assessment of what's on offer.

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#8

AndyWARbear commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

Miyamoto stated in March that Retro were at the point where they could handle multiple projects in development. I'm personally hoping for a third person open world metroid. Think Mass Effect vs Tomb Raider... I can dream.

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#11

AndyWARbear commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:

Amazing... Capcom will no doubt quote the usual install base crap for no Wii U port of SF IV. It's a shame the market isn't representative of most Wii U comments boards. If a company chose to support Wii U and announce it openly, then followed up with a high quality port, surely Wii U owners would flock to support this company and buy its releases. I honestly think the support base is large enough to make it profitable now... I just wonder if a third party is ready and fearless enough to take that step.

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#13

AndyWARbear commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

@Cyberbotv2 I hear ya. I'm a Nintendo fanboy first and foremost but today I saw reasons to buy a PS4 and XB One. I will be buying all 3 consoles for the first time in the same gen.
I hope Nintendo show us something new to compete with the hype from Gamescon. They may lose all their momentum if they don't.
Personally I'd like SMT x FE news, Fatal Frame western release announcement, Next Level Games and Retro Studios to announce what they're working on. Hell, I'd take any new info right now though.

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#14

AndyWARbear commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

@ricklongo like the Microsoft reveal of Tomb Raider as an XBone exclusive? That was outa left field... But yeah, a nice little reveal is required to keep up momentum. Can't have MS and Sony getting all the attention after Gamescon. It would be remiss of Nintendo to just sit on their hands.

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#16

AndyWARbear commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

Played the original and it's fair to say there's no amount of remaking the game to make it playable. It's only good for nostalgic reasons for the few thousand people who actually bought it. In this case, when the original game is a load of garbage, the remake cannot be any better unless it's a completely new game.

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#17

AndyWARbear commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

It's great that more gamers get a chance to play this amazing game. But whatever happened to repaying your initial customers? It's called good fan service... This is the equivalent of Capcom giving Nintendo gamers the finger.

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#21

AndyWARbear commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

I personally couldn't care less. I rarely buy a game for its online play. To me it's a bonus, not a requirement. Like Nintendo, I prefer to socialise in person, not via a headset. Local co-op with a few mates and beers wins every time. If that makes me old school, so be it.

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#22

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.

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#23

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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#24

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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#28

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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#29

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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#30

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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#31

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.