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bizcuthammer

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#1

bizcuthammer commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

@BLPs Gen V is by far the worst. Almost every new Pokemon was awful and they shoved them down your throat by not allowing you to catch old pokemon until you beat the Elite 4. Not to mention the Unova region is just completely uninspiring, and it lacks anything to really set it apart from the other Pokemon games on DS. It is by far the least memorable Pokemon generation. At least Gen VI added some cool or useful things like Mega Evolution and Fairy types.

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#2

bizcuthammer commented on This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat:

@torotoid64 ...okay.

I miss Japan's food art. Stuff like this isn't uncommon over there, and i used to love finding it at themed restaurants and shops. Of course, i almost never bought it, as most times it was outeageously expensive, but still cool to see.

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#3

bizcuthammer commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

"Of course it would be easy to churn out a bunch of similar characters, but thats not how i make games."

...then what are Falco, Wolf, Pichu, Toon Link, Lucina, Roy, Lucas, Dr. Mario, and Ganondorf? All they are are slightly slower, stronger or faster versions of other characters.

I'll give Sakurai credit in that so far MOST of the SSB4 roster is made up of unique characters. Lucina and Toon Link are the only two i can really think of that i'd consider clones. But saying he doesn't make games with similar characters is nuts, because almost all of Melee's newcomers were clones, and so were a few of Brawl's.

I like the roster so far for Smash 4, Sakurai. Please don't go clone crazy, now, at the eleventh hour.

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#4

bizcuthammer commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

His explanation makes no sense. "Lucina is a sword user that shares exact stats and physical abilities with Marth." But he didn't include Chrom because "he'd just be another swordsman like Marth and Ike."

...what?!

Why include Lucina then? Doesn't the same rule apply? She doesn't do anything different than Chrom would, and Chrom is the better character! Or just replace Ike with Chrom if you're worried about having too many sword users!

I get it if you didn't include Chrom, but using the excuse Sakurai made, Lucina shouldnt be in the game either. The only difference between including Lucina over Chrom is because Lucina is female. Sorry, but thats not a good enough reason to waste a roster spot on yet another clone character.

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#5

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I actually like this. I'm getting Game & Wario, which will be my second free retail game this year after the MK8 promotion. Thought about DKCR3D, but i already own the origjnal on Wii, and the file size is ridiculously huge, so no thanks.

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#6

bizcuthammer commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

I want to play Sonic 3, ToeJam & Earl anf Phantasy Star IV on the gamepad. Also, i would absolutely love it if Dreamcast games were eventually on there. I know it's a longshot, but i wanna play Sonic Adventure 2, Shenmue and Crazy Taxi again!

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#7

bizcuthammer commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I didnt have a PS3 last gen, and can say that the remastered PS3 games are NOT making me want a PS4. I'd rather just buy a PS3 now that they're only $200 or so and get those games on that system for much cheaper. Also, i wouldn't have to pay to play games online if i got a PS3, but would if i had a PS4. So suck it, Sony.

I'm not buying a PS4 until there's something good to play as an exclusive. So probably not until next year at the earliest. I'm more than okay sticking with my WiiU/3DS/PC combo til then.

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#9

bizcuthammer commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

Since i really only care about playing these games for fun with family and friends, i don't really care if the competetive guys prefer Melee or of the landing lag is a bit slow. I'm sure thr game will be stupidly fun anyway, and a game my house will still be playing 4-5 years from now.

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#12

bizcuthammer commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

Its not coming west because it would have to go free-to-play to make money here like most MMOs do now. DQ is a very, very niche series here, whereas in Japan, it's one of the top 5 franchises in video games. Over there, they know people will have no issue subscribing because of the name brand. In the west, name brand doesn't mean anything, as even popular names like Star Wars and DC Comics have had to turn to the free to play model because gamers didnt want to play with a sub fee.

So if they brought it here, which would require a lot of localisation time in the first place, they'd also probably have to change the way gamers pay for the game, as well as probably separate eastern and western servers due to the extreme differences there'd be between the two versions. Not to mention Square-Enix hasn't had a lot of majot success when it comes to MMOs in the west, even with their more popular franchises.

It all adds up to no DQX in the US. Which is okay with me, because i have zero time for an MMO, and would rather them just make DQXI a story driven, single player experience like all the good DQ games.

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#13

bizcuthammer commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for ...:

Might get both Paper Mario and Kid Icarus. Its unfortunate Paper Mario won't be playable, as i don't have a classic controller, but once N64 games hit Wii U VC, I'll probably get it at a discounted price for having it on Wii mode.

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#15

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Sti...:

I doubt we get any more big surprises this year. They seem to have used them all at E3, which is okay for me. I would be happy getting a Direct with more details on games we still know very little about, like Captain Toad, Codename STEAM, Pokemon OR/AS, Mario Maker, Zelda U, Star Fox, Splatoon, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Also we still have no release dates for Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros WiiU or Captain Toad, even though all are due this year. And I'm sure there is still a ton of stuff we don't know about Smash.

Honestly, E3 was more than enough in terms of reveals. Now i really just want more info on what was shown. Although i wouldnt complain at all if any of the following happened:

Mother 3 on WiiU VC
New Metroid game reveal
N64 and/or GCN games on WiiU VC

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#18

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Really looking forward to Smash Bros. It's the only remaining Wii U game I'm for sure getting this year. Interested in Captain Toad, Sonic Boom and Hyrule Warriors, but i have serious questions about all of them and will wait to decide after i can read some reviews and opinions. Cautiously optimistic on all those. But, Smash Bros and Pokemon Omega Ruby will keep me busy even if none of those games pan out.

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#19

bizcuthammer commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

E3 2015 Headline:

Nintendo announces survival horror game for Wii U starring Shigeru Miyamoto. Game will take place in the amazon, and will feature open-world gameplay, and epic boss fights against giant snakes and crocodiles while Miyamoto has nothing but a GameCube controller on hand. Game rated M for Mature due to violence, blood and gore, language, and inappropriate gaming innuendos. Co-developed by Capcom's Resident Evil team. Wii U exclusive, only available in China.

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#20

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America):

Probably gonna have to check out Armillo at some point. And I'll also be downloading the demo of Tomodachi Life. I don't think the full game is for me at all, as it looks like a glorified mobile title, but i'll give the demo a go, and maybe if the game ever gets a decent eshop discount, i'll get it if i like the demo.

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#21

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Wor...:

Wii U is a console that has an unfriendly development interface for porting multiplatform games, and given its lack of technical muscle in comparison to its rivals, this makes porting games to it even more difficult than it already is. Combine all that with the very small install base, along with the fact that the WiiU has a very bad software attachment rate at the moment, and it makes sense as to why most 3rd party developers aren't taking the time and resources necessary to bother with the system. All of these things are Nintendo's fault because they chose to create a console that THEY wanted to make games for instead of making a console that was easy for everyone to develop for like Sony did with PS4. I like Nintendo. I like the Wii U. I like the GamePad. But there are drawbacks from taking a 'unique' and 'innovative' approach in an industry where the majority of the consumers and developers just want more of the same, but with better graphics.

So Nintendo, I'm sorry, but you probably aren't going to win back 3rd parties this gen. Maybe not even next gen, because it seems like they just prefer to pretend like you don't exist altogther. For WiiU, your options are indie games, first party games, and second party games that you help fund yourselves like W101, Bayonetta 2, Devil's Third and Sonic Lost World. You will never be able to win over devs and games like Destiny, GTAV, and Rise of Tomb Raider because you have an unfriendly system with a low install base, with a history of poor reception sales for third party games, even when those games are really good.

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#22

bizcuthammer commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

@Gravedigga13 sorry, but i dont get why small development teams are a bad thing. Assassin's Creed III had a gigantic dev team (over 100 people from 3 different studios) and all it contributed to was that game feeling like a bunch of half-baked ideas being thrown into a mess of a game. Sure some of the ideas there (colony building, sailing) were cool, but most of them were only half realized and felt clunky and incomplete. That comes from having such a huge team, with too many ideas and a lack of overall focus.

Also, how would smaller teams mean less games? If you have 8 small teams of 30-50 people vs 4 huge teams of 100 people, you get 8 games worked on at once instead of just 4.

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#23

bizcuthammer commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

In a way, Nintendo as a genre is already a thing. I can always tell when i'm playing a Nintendo-made game. They have a certain quality and quirkiness to them that few companies can replicate. Nintendo games seem to have a shine that other games don't. And while other games like CoD, Assassin's Creed, Halo and Madden get played for a year or so and then tossed aside for a newer, better version, every Nintendo game is made equal... Sure, as technology advances, so do the graphics and sound of Ninty's games, but I would never throw out Mario Sunshine or Wind Waker simply because they released Galaxy and Twilight Princess. Each and every game they make has its own unique greatness, which makes it worth playing and keeping for years and years. There is a difference between Nintendo and everyone else in the industry, and while it can be hard to put a finger on, you can tell that it is there.

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#24

bizcuthammer commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

I wish Nintendo would do this with VC games at the very least. I will never pay twice for the same game if it offers no meaningful differences between versions. So it'd be nice to have my NES VC games on both consoles instead of just one.

I'd also like for this to happen with Shovel Knight. Love having the 3DS version because i love its portability, but i really wish i could get the game up on my HDTV so everyone could watch its greatness.

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#25

bizcuthammer commented on Parent Trap: Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In T...:

The features they are used for in Smash Bros doesn't justify a $15 pricetag. You don't get to play as your amiibo character, but only fight with or against them?! That's kind of useless given i can already fight with or against those characters, i just have to set them up as AI challengers or have friends come over to play, or play on the (hopefully good) online modes.

I can see myself maybe buying some of these because they look cool, like Link, Samus and Zelda, but i don't know because at $15 a pop, it doesnt seem worth getting very many if they don't really do anything that cool.

Amiibo has potential to be cool, but i dont think it will reach that potential with Smash Bros or Mario Kart. They need their own dedicated game rather than just being optional, seemingly pointless distractions for games that were originally created without them in mind.

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#26

bizcuthammer commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games C...:

Can't decide whether to get Shovel Knight and Shantae for Wii U or 3DS. Leaning toward WiiU for SK, 3DS for Shantae (thats the console the game was made for is why). Also very interested in Citizens of Earth, Guacamelee, Gunman Clive 2 and Treasurenauts, and maybe Armillo. Depends on pricing and reviews for some of those.

Also to anyone who doesn't have SteamWorld Dig on 3DS, or simply doesnt own a 3DS but has a WiiU: get it when it hits WiiU (or now for 3DS). It is my favorite indie game i've played, and is worth all $8 and definitely more. Its a bit short and leaves you wanting more, but it has good replay value and is extremely addicting. I may even consider getting it again when it hits Wii U.

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#27

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@LUIGITORNADO expecting a story driven game of any sort from Ninty is a good way to set yourself up fir disappointment. Story really isn't Nintendo's focus, and is seen by them as only a complimentary element to games. While companies like Square, Naughty Dog, etc, prioritize story telling first and then design gameplay later, Nintendo does the opposite. It's why Nintendo's games are more fun to play than anyone else's, yet also why the stories of their games are traditionally shallow afterthoughts. Nintendo aren't storytellers... They are toymakers. Fun mechanics take priority over cinema-esque cutscenes.

The good thing is, Nintendo knows this, which is why they buy and partner with studios like Monolith Soft and Camelot and Intelligent Systems who can make games witg epic stories like Golden Sun, Xenoblade and Fire Emblem.

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#28

bizcuthammer commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Importance of Chil...:

My son, almost 3, loves Nintendo. Just like my dad did with me by introducing me to gaming with the NES and games like Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros 3 and Zelda II, i've done the same for my son with the Wii U. And he loves the GamePad. We play mostly on weekends, as i dont want him to play all the time, and his favorite games are Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 and Nintendo Land. His grandma even bought him a dvd of the old Super Mario Bros Super Show that he now wants to watch all the time (i watched it as a kid, but man is it awful now lol).

The other day he discovered my 3DS as well. I've tried to keep it safe from him, as the flip screen can be a bit fragile, but i have been letting him play a bit of Super Mario 3D Land and Luigi's Mansion 2, the latter of which he laughs histerically at every time he plays.

It's safe to say Nintendo are winners at our house. Their continued focus on creating games that are fun for all ages, and especially games that include local, 4-player multiplayer, is fantastic and the Wii U fits my family's lifestyle perfectly.

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#29

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Som...:

After 2011 and 2012's terrible E3s, and last year's very safe approach, the Digital Event was a breath of fresh air. There were some hiccups here and there, but overall i think Nintendo had the best performance of the big three.

If there is a such thing as 'winning' E3 (there really isn't, but let's pretend), Nintendo did it this year in my book.

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#30

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

They cant do a big price drop, and already dropped it last year by $50. I could see them selling it at $250, which at this point i think would be a bargain for what is on offer. By mid 2015, Wii U will still have the best exclusive library of games out of the three big consoles, and it won't really even be close. If great titles like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, and Legend of Zelda U aren't enough to move a significant amount of units, then i have a hard time believing a price drop will help much either.

Wii U is never going to beat PS4/XBO in sales, but it can carve out its own place in the market by offering top notch games that can't be found anywhere else.

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#33

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

I don't get why people get upset when certain characters get put it these games. I want as many unique characters as possible, and would much rather have the Miis and Wii Fit Trainer in this game than just another clone of Star Fox like Falco/Wolf or whatever.

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#34

bizcuthammer commented on Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U:

@PokeAl Not sure what you mean by that. The older i get, the less i find myself enjoying stuff like CoD, Halo, GTA, etc. I think i'm a very mature person, but hardly any of the games i enjoy playing have that M rating slapped on them. I loved playing that stuff as an adolescent. I played more hours of Halo, Mass Effect, Left 4 Dead, etc than i care to admit from ages 14-21. But now when i go back and play those games, they just don't stick the same way they used to. Also, the people i know that are in their late 20s like me that still do play those kinds of games are by far the most immature people i know in my age bracket. I don't know if there's any significant correlation there, but i dont find it surprising that those types of games seem to attract a very particular personality type. I prefer the games that Nintendo makes because anyone can play them. A five year old girl, her mom, her grandpa and her fourteen year old male cousin can all sit down for 4 player Mario Kart and have an absolute blast. But at the same time, Nintendo's games offer an insane amount of depth that most 'family friendly' games don't. Games like Pokemon, Mario Kart, and Zelda all have tons of depth and secrets that require mastering techniques and trial and error in ways that games like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, who look deep on surface but are actually very shallow, can only dream of. I don't know what you meant by saying Nintendo doesn't offer good gaming experiences for mature gamers, but i think it was a bit off base. If people refuse to play games like Mario Kart 8 because they don't 'look mature' then i would suggest they have some embarrassing insecurities relating to their own maturity.

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#35

bizcuthammer commented on Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U:

Super Smash Bros WiiU
Legend of Zelda
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 1+2
Kirby's Rainbow Curse
Pushmo World
Splatoon
Star Fox
Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker
Yoshi's Woolly World
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Mario Maker
Mario Party 10
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Devil's Third
Amiibo

Add all that to the Wii U's existing library that includes Mario Kart 8, LEGO City Undercover, Rayman Legends, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Wii Party U, Pikmin 3, Wii Sports Club, NSMBU, Sonic Racing Transformed, Nintendo Land, two Arkham Batman games, Sonic Lost World, and more. Add all that to the great eshop offerings from VC titles like Super Metroid and Advance Wars to great indie games like Scram Kitty, SteamWorld Dig, Shovel Knight, Stick it to the Man, and Trine 2.

Surely everyone can find something on that list worth owning a WiiU for, and if you can't, then you, my friend, must really hate fun and/or video games.

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#36

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ca...:

If they just take the mask concept from MM, that's fine. I'd welcome it. But anything else (lack of dungeons, moody and depressing atmosphere, or the three days and reset formula), no thanks. My favorite part of Zelda games are the dungeons, which MM was severely lacking in. My two least favorite 3D Zelda games (TP and MM) are also the only two with dark, brooding atmospheres. And the three day formula was cool at first but eventually just became outright annoying.

Oh and when i say MM and TP are my two least favorite 3D zeldas, please understand that that simply means i still love them to death, but just not as much as the others. 3D Zelda games are right behind 3D Mario games as my all time favorites.

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#37

bizcuthammer commented on Mario Kart 8 Stays Second in UK as Tomodachi L...:

People aren't buying Tomodachi Life because they have no idea what it's supposed to be. From the Japanese title to the gameplay videos, most westerners see them and just wonder if Nintendo's devs have lost their minds. It's an overly Japanese game with very strange, quirky humor and it isn't going to appeal to everyone.

I haven't got TL for several reasons. The first is that even after reading reviews and watching videos, i still have no idea what the game really is all about (seems like it's about nothing in particular and gives you no clear objectives, but rather just gives you a bunch of random chores and minigames to slog through). The second reason is that it honestly looks like the kind of game one would play on a smart phone. And lastly, i already own what seems to be a much better life simulation game (one with clear goals and a less random-minigame kind of gameplay) in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. So even if TL was something that i thought i might like, that would give me two games i'd feel obligated to check in on daily, when one is more than enough for me. If TL were a $15 eshop game, sure, i may give it a go. But a $40 retail title is asking too much for a game that i can't even really get an idea of what it is.

On the other hand, for those of you that did buy it, i hope you enjoy it! It's just not something i feel i'd enjoy, nor something i think has really wide appeal for the reasons above.

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#38

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summe...:

My personal top 10:
1) Pikmin 3
2) Mario Kart 8
3) Super Mario 3D World
4) Zelda: Wind Waker HD
5) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
6) Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed
7) The Wonderful 101
8) Rayman Legends
9) Nintendo Land
10) ZombiU

I have not played LEGO City though, and i would include MH3U but i prefer that series on portables.

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#39

bizcuthammer commented on Review: Tomodachi Life (3DS):

Not really sure of this is my type of game, but i'm glad it's finally out for those who will really get into it! I may eventually get this for my wife, as it seems like the kind of thing she'd enjoy.

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#41

bizcuthammer commented on Meet Sticks, The New Member of Sonic Boom's "C...:

Gonna go ahead and wait til the game comes out before i start spewing hate. Its just one character and its not even that bad. This character is in no way as bad as Mario Kart 8 giving us pointless, stupid characters like Pink Metal Gold Peach and Baby Daisy. Let's let the game come out and maybe give it a go or two before we rage on it.

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#42

bizcuthammer commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for Japan With Free...:

That looks hilariously strange. I'd drive it, simply because seeing a Mercedes fly throught the air using a glider shaped like a flying squirrel is funny to me. Especially if there's a baby driving.

Really though, i would love paid DLC for this game. New tracks would be awesome but what i'd really want are arenas. They don't even have to make new ones, just upgrade retro arenas into HD and that'd be enough for me. I'd totally buy Block Fortress HD to play with all my friends.

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#43

bizcuthammer commented on 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secu...:

Just wait until the big name JRPGs hit PS4: Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, etc. WiiU will be left in the dust when that happens in Japan since neither of those titles are coming for it.

On the bright side, the chances of Xbox One outselling WiiU in Japan are slim to none! I don't even think Japan knows what an Xbox is.

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#45

bizcuthammer commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I won't buy Watch Dogs until one of two things happens: it hits WiiU or it is on sale for $20 or less on Steam. If neither of those happens, there's a very slim chance i'll get it when i get a PS4 next year, but by the time that happens my hype for Watch Dogs will probably have expired in favor of other upcoming WiiU/3DS/PS4 games like Monster Hunter 4, Final Fantasy XV and Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

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#48

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

Minecraft won't sell WiiUs, as its already on everything else, but it would be a great addition to the software library. I'd download it for sure. I've played the 360 version at my brother's and its pretty fun. I think it'd be even better on WiiU using the GamePad.

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#49

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Conn...:

I have only two memories of the Wifi on Wii: playing Mario Kart Wii at my parents' house (i never bought the game myself) with my family over Christmas break one year, and attempting to play Smash Bros once with a good friend from high school who had moved across the country.

My first experience was Smash Bros. My good friend and I had been waiting for the game since it was announced, but we graduated high school the summer before its release. Both of us were from Indiana, but i moved to Tennessee for college and he wound up on the east coast. When Smash Bros came out, we got in contact over the internet to exchange friend codes and quickly hopped online. We had spent hours and hours playing Smash Bros on N64 and GCN since we met in 7th grade, so i was so excited our tradition could continue even though we were now miles apart. Unfortunately the online multiplayer is Smash Bros Brawl was a laggy, pitiful mess. We tried over and over again that day to connect properly and get a coherent game going, but couldnt. It was awful and aside from that Christmas break in which my family played Mario Kart Wii for hours and hours, i never used the online capabilities of my Wii again except to download some VC games.

Man i wish Nintendo would just get with it already and give us a worthwhile online gaming experience. I feel like it really shouldnt be that hard, since every other gaming company seems to have figured it out.

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#50

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will...:

Mario Kart and Smash Bros will both give the WiiU a nice boost, but there is no saving it now. It's too late now. The WiiU has become a joke in the media, and that perception (whether true or not) has sunk into the public mindset. The WiiU will be lucky to sell as many units as the Gamecube, and Nintendo has no one to blame but themselves for making an underpowered, gimmicky (although fun) console that they marketed terribly and didn't make it friendly for 3rd parties to use compared to its competition... All of that is why the WiiU has sold less than 7mil in 18 months. By the end of this year, it may not even have sold 10mil. That's awful. That's Sega Saturn level bad. Unless they can pull some kind of crazy magic trick in the very, very near future, the WiiU won't sell close to the 22mil the GameCube sold, making it Nintendo's biggest failure since the Virtual Boy.