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Male, 32, Canada

Systems I currently own: NES, Master System, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, GBA, GBA SP, DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS (JPN), New 3DS XL, 2DS, PSP 1000, PSP 3000, PSP Go, Vita

Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

"You can't agree to their demands, let them proceed with plans only to publicly announce you're turning your back on them. They should have kept negotiating until they were happy, or at least pulled out of them."

It's a shame that the fanboys don't see it that way, because after all, Nintendo is a perfect company that has never done anything shady.

I agree with the article that Nintendo had valid reasons for ending the agreement but they cancelled the deal in a very unprofessional way. You can't make a deal with a company then secretly make another with a competitor behind their back. Can you imagine if a company did that to Nintendo? The comments here would be very different.



BinaryFragger commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

Love all the comments defending Nintendo saying it wasn't a double cross.
Sure, Nintendo had valid reasons to cancel the deal but the way they did it was very unprofessional. They're are proper ways of cancelling and re-negotiating deals instead doing it secretly behind your partner's back.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

"They had plenty of games for 2015 and early 2016 that they could have included in their Digital Event and spice it up, but they ultimately chose not to."

Agreed, they left out too many games such as Fatal Frame, Devil's Third and the others that you mentioned.

A lot of people who are on the fence about buying a console use E3 to help them decide if they should go for it and Nintendo's lack of games will hurt the struggling Wii U even more. They need to show that the system has many upcoming games and I'm baffled that they only showed a few games.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

"Trust us."
Right, because Nintendo always knows what the fans want. The same company that said we didn't want online games. Or that North American gamers didn't want Xenoblades (which now has a port and a sequel, not bad for a game that we didn't want).

I admire that Nintendo likes to try different things but they don't always know what the consumers want.



BinaryFragger commented on Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail:

Already have the game but will definitely pick up a physical copy. I absolutely love physical copies... Shovel Knight will look nice on my shelf next to my physical copies of Minecraft, Terraria, Child of Light and Retro City Rampage DX.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance O...:

I think Reggie is underestimating just how much time kids spend playing on phones and tablets. I have five nephews and nieces (all under the age of ten) and they and their friends ALL play games on their phone/tablet/iPod Touch while their DS systems are collecting dust.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I agree.

Mario Galaxy is one of my favourite games of the 7th generation and I have absolutely no doubts that the game would have played just as well on the PS3/XB360. Come to think of it, the majority of my favourite Wii games are playable with the Classic Controller (such as Xenoblades, which you mentioned). The best Wii games don't even use the console's main feature! The same thing is happening with the Wii U.
I would certainly miss Nintendo's hardware but as you've said, we'd still get their games, which is all that matters. Nintendo keeps making consoles with gimmicks that they end up not using, so what's the point?



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

"The whole point of Nintendo games is that the are created for the hardware concept of the system they are on."

I respectfully disagree with you and fully agree with @rjejr.

I absolutely love Nintendo games and I do believe that they're one of the best game developers but I don't see why their games would be inferior on Xbox and PlayStation, or even PC. My favourite Wii U games are Mario Kart 8, DCK Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World and none of those games really use the GamePad in a meaningful way. They would play just fine on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Aside from a few exceptions (such as the upcoming Star Fox Zero), Nintendo games don't really take advantage of Nintendo's hardware.

As a lifelong Nintendo fan (been Nintendo gamer since the NES), I absolutely hate the idea of Nintendo going third party because I love owning Nintendo hardware. I love their systems but when I stop and think about it, it's actually their GAMES that I love, not the consoles. Looking at my Wii U games on the shelf, I realize that the Wii U is a great console because of its games, not the hardware.



BinaryFragger commented on Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Ni...:

Just because Nintendo says the Android rumours are false doesn't mean that they actually are false. They always deny rumours.

In 2008, they strongly denied the rumours of a redesigned DS only to release the DSi a few months later:

In 2012, they said that rumours of an upcoming larger 3DS were "nothing more than conjecture" only to reveal the 3DS XL a few days later.

Can't forget how they denied the smartphone games last year, saying
"Nintendo’s intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices".

We'll just to wait and see until Nintendo actually unveils the NX.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

"The reason the Wii U is a flop is because the product is unappealing and confusing."

You're absolutely correct.

The Nintendo apologists like to crap on the Xbox One and PS4 by saying "they only have shooters!" but it's obvious why those consoles are selling so well (especially the PS4). They have a wide variety of games (not just shooters like the idiots like to claim), multimedia capabilities and are not that expensive, especially with the Xbox One now being only $350.
In other words, the consoles are appealing.

I actually enjoy my Wii U a lot but they're no way I'm buying an NX at launch. It'll be interesting to see what they bring to the table.



BinaryFragger commented on 3D Gunstar Heroes Brings New Modes And Local C...:

Sega makes a lot of mistakes but they're doing a fantastic job with their 3D classics. Nintendo can learn a thing or two from Sega about re-releasing classic games (remember the fantastic Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3/X360 a few years back?)

Still can't believe that Urban Champion was one of the games that Nintendo chose for their 3D classics...



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:


Excuse me for being worried about a company that used to dominate the gaming industry but that is continuously shooting itself in the foot.

I'm aware that Nintendo has been around for a very long time and they rarely fail to make a profit. But that can certainly change. Just ask Kodak (which has been around since 1888), Apple (with their brush with bankruptcy in the 90s) or Blackberry.
Nintendo isn't invincible and I have valid reasons to be concerned. Your walls of text won't make me change my opinions so don't bother,



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:


That's exactly why I'm been disappointed in Nintendo for the past few years. They keep saying that the next big thing is coming but it never arrives. They recently said that the NX will change the way we play games, yet they said the exact same thing about the Wii U. Nintendo has become all talk and no action. Heck, remember when in 2012 Reggie was saying that the original Wii was not dead?

People on this site act like everything is fine in Nintendo world. Nothing needs to change, they have billions in the bank! The company is struggling to stay profitable and their console is a sales disaster but everything is fine. The company and the fanboys are in denial that the company is in trouble.

It's really a shame because I love Nintendo and it sucks to see them in this situation (I remember when "playing Nintendo" was a generic term for video games). I still like the company a lot but I won't stick my head in the sand; I'll call them out on their BS.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"I don't understand why it's so hard to have a little faith in a company you supposedly love."

I've been a Nintendo fan for nearly three decades and I'm certainly losing faith in the company. Are they doomed? Of course not, but they're also not the juggernaut that they were in the 80s and 90s. I genuinely fear for the company's future if they keep making idiotic mistakes.

Nintendo has always been a cocky and arrogant company but they were able to get away with it when they were #1 without any serious competitors. They say that they know what we want. Remember when Iwata said gamers didn't want online games about a decade ago? They need to realize that they're not always right.



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

"The main bread-winners for the console (in terms of software) are the games that I talked about, and they fall under roughly 3-4 categories with a distinct target demographic."

Doesn't change the fact that Xbox and PlayStation have a wider variety of games: racing sims, indies, sports games, adventure games, JRPGs, Western RPGs, fighting games, etc.



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:


Well said.
I always laugh when people say Nintendo should just keep doing what they're doing now. Clearly their strategy is not working.

I'm sure that Project_Dolphin and others will point out that Nintendo has plenty of money in the bank, but so did Blackberry a few years ago. I don't want Nintendo to make a PlayStation/Xbox clone, but they need to do something before they become irrelevant.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

They really should release it here. I imported a Japanese New 3DS and it's by far my favourite Nintendo handheld of all time. I don't have any faceplates for it (I really don't care for them) but for me the biggest advantage is its significantly lighter weight. Keep in mind that the New 3DS XL is nearly double the weight of the iPhone 6 Plus. It's also significantly heavier than the Vita (even the original "fat" model).

The screen size is also perfect, fitting nicely between the DS Lite and 3DS XL screen sizes.



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:


I agree that Nintendo has a different demographic but I really do think that they need to attract other gamers. It's great that Nintendo has a loyal fanbase but they can't keep selling only 10 million consoles.

It's like Blackberry. The company still has a loyal userbase but the majority of people jumped ship to Apple or Samsung. A loyal but small userbase is not enough to keep a big company afloat.



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

"The most popular games just happen to be made by multi-platform developers."

That's exactly part of the problem, though. The most popular games aren't available on the Wii U.

Even Reggie acknowledged the importance of multiplats back in 2012:
"What I’ll tell you is that with the Wii we did not have the benefit of multiplatform games from key publishers. I didn’t have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I didn’t have the best of the Call of Duty games. That’s what I missed."



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:


Agreed. A lot of people on this site love to crap on third-parties but they are crucial to a console's success. They'res a reason why Nintendo promotes Monster Hunter so much. Sales charts also show that Dragon Quest IX caused DS sales to increase significantly.
This goes back to the 80s; ask anyone about their favourite NES games and it's very likely that they'll mention Castlevania, Mega Man, Contra, Final Fantasy and so on.

Nintendo loves to say "we have Mario and Zelda!" but gamers want more than that.



BinaryFragger commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

I just hope that they actually learn their lesson this time. They completely screwed up the 3DS launch (although they eventually recovered) then made similar mistakes with the Wii U.
It's nice that they're admiting their mistakes but they don't seem to learn from them.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

Great article.
I can understand Nintendo not expecting the huge demand but the past few months have been frustrating. The lack of clarity is ridiculous and the upcoming amiibo cards are a joke.

Funny how the Nintendo apologists still refuse to believe that it's Nintendo's fault (Nintendo never screws up, right?)



BinaryFragger commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Loved the puppets but the announcements were very disappointing.
Hey cool, a new 3DS Zelda... oh it's multiplayer. Allright, a new Metroid! Oh, that's multiplayer too.

As others have mentioned, it's clear that the Wii U it's on the way out. The fanboys love to argue that the console is not a failure and it's not being replaced soon but it's obvious that Nintendo is giving up on it. Reggie even said that we'll hear more about the NX next year. They'll be few, perhaps even no Wii U game announcements next year. This E3 was the final nail in the Wii U's coffin.



BinaryFragger commented on Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as a...:

I didn't expect Splatoon to take off like this and I've never been happier to be wrong. It's the type of fresh thinking that Nintendo badly needed and I really hope they continue experimenting like this. This is Nintendo at their best.

As for the other platforms, it's interesting that three sports game made the top 10. Proof that Xbox/PS gamers don't only play first-person shooters, as so many people claim.



BinaryFragger commented on Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivi...:

I don't see what the problem is and it's certainly not a "slap in the face" as some butthurt people are claiming.

They're was a lot of butthurt too when Shovel Knight was announced for PlayStation systems. More people will get to experience a great game, what's wrong with that? Who cares which system they play it on.



BinaryFragger commented on Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His...:


It indeed seems very stressful and I wouldn't want to be a game developer, especially with gamers being so hard to please. Heck, look at all the hate Iga got when the game was originally announced for XB1/PS4/PC.

Then the game has to be perfect. If the game is buggy, people will complain and say the game should have been delayed. Yet if a game gets delayed because more development time is needed, people will complain about the delay. It really does seem to be a thankless job, with devs receiving praise one minute then being crucified the next because of a mistake.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac T...:


I can't help but wonder if they'res a big disconnect between NoA and the Japanese HQ. Nintendo said no to Binding of Isaac but apparently NoA was pushing for its release.
Then they'res this 2012 quote from Reggie:

"What I’ll tell you is that with the Wii we did not have the benefit of multiplatform games from key publishers. I didn’t have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I didn’t have the best of the Call of Duty games. That’s what I missed.
With the Wii U’s graphics capability, processing power, and HD-output, we’ll get those games. That’s a huge competitive advantage versus where we were with the Wii."

They talk about wanting third-party support but it seems to be all talk and no action.