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Sat 6th April, 2013

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DESS-M-8 commented on Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamo...:

What exactly is this reporting? What is it even hinting or rumouring at? Even a single piece of rumour information would have helped?
Is this a finished article?
Think you've just wasted your time, my time and all your other reader's time here. Not good.



DESS-M-8 commented on Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 ...:

If NX is what next year E3 is all about then this E3 needs to carry mega news as it will be wii u's last showcase.
This needs to be:
Eternal darkness
New mario
Star Fox fully playable.
If none of these are shown or mentioned THESE need to be launch titles showcased NX next year.



DESS-M-8 commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

I will not back this game then. Stupid move.
I can all but guarantee that yooka laylee and might no 9 was massively backed by nintendo gamers just as they would have with this. Castlevania is a thoroughbred nintendo based franchise and their gamers would have donated in their thousands to bring it to wii u.
Maybe they'll add as a stretch goal later, as this just seems a dumb decision. Wii u is the home of indie gaming without a doubt, why would you not release a game like this on it?



DESS-M-8 commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Fails to Brea...:

Of course it failed. Kirby isn't a mass market draw. It's an entry level game that only has appeal with Nintendo fans. Nothing about Kirby will make people stop and say oooo I need a wii u.
Nintendo keep repeatedly pushing the wrong franchises to attract new consumers



DESS-M-8 commented on Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo...:

@Ryno I'm more than 90% confident that the new zelda game has been delayed to develop the game for NX, or at the very least code a second version for NX ready for launch late 2016-early 2017. Just like they did with twilight princess, for gamecube and wii, and just like they should have done with skyward sword for wii and wii u



DESS-M-8 commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

@TheRedCap30 that's exactly the point, they're not rare. It adds a bit of individual appeal to each amiibo, the demo only represents a game worth less than £5. If you're overtly interested in the game pre demo, it's hardly unattainable is it. It's about adding another facet to amiibo, not giving you free demos.



DESS-M-8 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

@IronMan28 the number of games on the Wii mode has been stripped back to barely anything. No more N64 zelda or smash bros for example. Almost all third party games have disappeared. Check the total titles per format on your wii mode and then check it on actual Wii hardware wii shop Channel.
Plus you're playing in 50HZ and the wii u version look a lot better.

The killer difference is that the wii games being made available should NOT explicitly require a wii remote to be played. For the premium £17.99 price tag they should have added a control scheme by which I can boot in off tv mode and enjoy Mario Galaxy 2 directly on my game pad like any other game. Giving me off tv play as long as I point my wii remote at my gamepad is silly.

Pricing is way off. Ps3 was offering PsOne (equivalent gen to n64) for £3.99 for the last 7 years, PS2 (equivalent gen to Wi) for £7.99. Around half the prices seen on Nintendo digital distdistribution. Premium critically acclaimed titles would then see a price increase relative to their status, just like you see in the retail pre-owned market, which isn't fair approach, as opposed to a premium price for anything and everything.

Couple with this, we see a huge catalogue of titles being offered at a Chinese water torture frequency. Here's an amazing game you loved as a youngster!! More to come soon, think of all the possibilities and prepare your excitement levels!!!!! How soon? Not even God knows. Eventually one is released, and it couldn't be further from a premium title if it tried.

Point 1: establish a reduced base rate for all formats, with structured levels dependent on the games appeal.

Point 2: actually release games!!!!!! This strategy cannot be expressed enough by me and anyone else enough.

Point 3: turn on NEW taps. Formats we've never seen, or had access to for an age. The wii gave us 8 formats from day one. Wii u had 2. And has built up to 5 over 2.5 years and we're supposed to be impressed. You add gamecube, dreamcast and saturn to that roster and seriously watch the interest levels shoot through the roof.



DESS-M-8 commented on SEGA and M2 Are Happy to Continue 3D Classics ...:

If sega finally have a product that works and that sells instead of their trademark garbage they need to stick with something that works and expand on it.

On a personal note. GIVE M2 PANZER DRAGOON SAGA TO DO!!!!!!!!

Or at least panzer dragoon and panzer dragoon zwei. They would be amazing ports on the new 3DS



DESS-M-8 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

Virtual console is amazing. Generally. It is the only place in the world you can still buy retro.
The major problem is the very very very limited range on formats offered and the range of titles on there.
The biggest draw of the Virtual console is to afford the consumer to get gold of the games that there is no other way of playing apart from huge prices on ebay.
N64 and Gamecube should have been added since day one, not drip feeding us NES and SNES......... AGAIN!!!!!
Work deals with third parties to get them across ikaruga and MGS twin snakes could have been added ages and in there full right to charge £20 each as opposed to hundreds of 8bit games we've had access to for the last ten years on Wii.

Bring something new!!!! Not more often same! Didn't iwata say those exact words recently? Shame they don't apply that to virtual console sooner.



DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America):

Amiibo are such a missed Opportunity. They look amazing and excel far above skylanders in quality, but they have no real solid application.
They should have had game jumping functionality within compatible games. Like wreck it Ralph. nownim captain falcon, MY captain falcon in mario 3d world, etc



DESS-M-8 commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

I thought it was anode addition.
Would be better if every character was assigned a specific demo. Instead of their being a cap at 30, that it was made known that mega man let you access mega man x, pac man let you access pac man, Kirby gave you Kirby dreamland, mario smash gave you mario bros, yoshi smash gave you mario world 2 etc. And more and more demos were assigned to each figure as each figure was released



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Even The Credits Sequence For 3D Street...:

Streets of rage so needs re doing.
Brand new huge game with combat mechanics taken straight from Batman Arkham games. On line co-op so you are both (up to four) fighting at the same city at once. full story mode, dull interactive and destructible scenery, head through parked cars windows, petrol stations blowing up, vehicle use, combat on vehicles.

Mr x is back in the city, killed max and Adam. Turned skate bad, who is now a bad ass and his main lieutenant. Convinced authorities that axel killed Adam, axel is now in his forties as is blaze And in hiding.

Axel returns to try and reconcile with skate in opening scene but is captured as refuses to fight, then is tortured while imprisoned.

Game opens with player as blaze, (fast, strong and sexier than ever ;-) haha) she reaches axel and frees him, player eta to continue as either to fight there way out of the streets of rage, "The Raid" style with Arkham Combat controls. City is a hell hole 100% ran by Mr x and you battle literally 100's of his henchmen in visceral, bone breaking combat with a bitter knarled and more violent axel, or a mystique fast blaze.

Other characters get introduced along the way, a a support cop who drove a car in the original remembers blaze and joins the fight, zen? Zen is dead, he was rubbish.

Ultimately comes down to a fight with skate and axel, blaze and Mr x until the truth is outed and skate joins the fight in the culmination scene as the city erupts from the final death (after 20 years of reign) of Mr x and you finally have axel, skate and blaze taking on the city for their life (almost like escape from new York) in an epically ridiculous huge battle



DESS-M-8 commented on Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How D...:

The handling doesn't work in 200cc at all. You have to slow to a grinding halt on most corners or grind the wall. The power slide doesn't turn the got enough. I'm not a noob either before that gem gets thrown out there. I'm 33 and played mariokart and F-zero since they were launched on snes. There's either something wrong with the settings, some additional control I'm not aware of, or the game just simply doesn't work



DESS-M-8 commented on Konami Removes Its Listing from the New York S...:

Contra, castlevania, axelay, turtles in time, batman returns, metal gear, pro evolution, silent hill, dance stage, how can one company own so many good IP's and do NOTHING.
Oh no, wait. Sega have managed that feet better than anyone else. Maybe that's the new industry trend, to slowly die from within through ineffectual leadership



DESS-M-8 commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

NX cannot come soon enough.
Which is a shame. The wii u, in my opinion is THE best home console ever made. However it's spec and timing could not have been worse. They hung onto the success of the wii far too long. If they'd have launch the wii u in 2010 wed have seen games like battlefield, CoD and GTA V being proposed for it no problem. Sounds ridiculous but very very much more than possible, if not true.

Launching a new platform that is comparatively and seriously underpowered just as all third parties start to focus on the higher powered and (considered) next gen, they instantly count themselves out of a lot of new software. The wii u will continue to demonstrate the sheer quality of nintendo's software developers for the next year, more importantly I hope the wii u gives nintendo the experience it requires to hone it's skills in HD, digital media and online infrastructure so that when NX arrives, it becomes everything that Wii U should have been and then some.

The 2016/2017 release window for NX gives nintendo an edge for the first time in a long time as the most powerful console available. Taking that mantel leaves no trump card with any other console As quality and innovation have been nintendos trump cards since 1983.

I only hope zelda is delayed for redevelopment as an NX launch title. There would be no bigger warning shot from Nintendo than having the biggest and most stunning game they've ever produced to lead the charge of NX. A tactic they should have employed with skyward sword. Releasing such an amazing game so late when the user base of wii had dropped off majorly when it could have been a wii u launch game a year later instead of mario bros u was a huge missed opportunity.

Come on NX. We believe in nintendo, always have always will, it's down to NX to wake up the masses as to why we bleed red and white.



DESS-M-8 commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

@Kilroy a third party would work the port from original code. Disney and lucasarts will own the rights to the game itself and it's code. Like nintendo with donkey kong country. They own the licence? They own the game. Irrespective of who developed it.



DESS-M-8 commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

Gamecube titles needing HD rremakes:
Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Eternal Darkness
F-Zero GX
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Luigi's Mansion
Super Mario Sunshine
1080 Avalanche
Wave Race: Blue Storm
Baten Kaitos

Giving us all the already made resident evil HD remakes goes without saying.



DESS-M-8 commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@AugustusOxy that is nowhere near close enough to a similar situation. People showing videos of copyrighted intellectual properties in a public domain without prior consent AND making money from advertising during the airing of that content is the same as; Putting on your own production of the lion king at your local theatre and charging for drinks and snacks then wondering why disney kick your door down. Copyright is statute law. If you infringe on that copyright; not only that, you profit from it, you deserve every court you get your arse kicked round for being so conceited and deluded self importance, for thinking you have every "right" to do what you are doing.

I don't care either way, this doesn't apply to nintendo solely, it is ALL copyrighted material. The fact nintendo fail to see this as free marketing for them is besides the point. Legally, they are 100% right in what they are doing and their approach.
Thinking outside the box on this one may have steered them a different way though.



DESS-M-8 commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

@Rafie producing is funding, but is funding to such a percentage that they get production credit. My point was that ALL third party games CAN go mtiformat, not that they all have. Plenty of third party stayed on one format. The potential on return has to warrant the new development costs, which is why it took GTA III onwards so long to go multi platform.



DESS-M-8 commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

Because it will happen. EVERYTHING third party goes multiformat.
GTA was part funded by Sony as was red dead. They ended up on Xbox. Splinter cell was massively funded by Microsoft and it was that single game that saved Xbox. THAT ended up on everything. The fact it's even on pc from day one goes to show that comment is void. It can and will end up on other consoles after their exclusivity deal expires. That could be three years, could be 12 months nobody will know until it is announced for other formats in the future.



DESS-M-8 commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Oh no, wait. They sent me an email at 2:52 to say they'd gone up early! T***S!!
I was driving and made sure I got where I was going so could check in for just before 3! How am I suppose to read my f******g email while I'm driving. Why change something so last minute when you'd told everybody something so specific that was planned for 3!!!!??? It will have been the scalpers hovering for the first split second too.
If not clear. I am in a totall rage at nintendo for this and think they are disgusting



DESS-M-8 commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

That was a total joke and a load of..... Endless words I'd get banned if I typed them.

Had alarms in my phone and everything and was checking from just before 3 and BOTH were sold out. How the hell was I suppose to order them? Why put them up early? Absolutely ridiculous