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Dark-Link73

Dark-Link73

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Dark-Link73

#3

Dark-Link73 commented on 2DS CPU Update Looks Set to Adjust System Secu...:

@Meaty-cheeky Is kind of unfair comparing the 3DS to an iPad, it'd be like comparing the gaming capabilities of an iPad vs an Alienware or any high end gaming PC.

It'd be interesting if you could test the 3DS Netflix/YouTube performance on a different wifi. Perhaps a relative's house to see if is your internet or the device.

The internet browser does suck. But I think it was built to rely on mobile sites vs full sites. Go to a website that has mobile versions and you'll see a difference. It isn't much still, but it's better than nothing I suppose.

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Dark-Link73 commented on Nintendo Creating a New Console for Emerging M...:

@PorllM Is just that the way Iwata expressed his idea (or perhaps the way he was quoted in this article) makes it seem that in order for people in middle class to buy Nintendo products, such products need to be affordable to them; and that's why they are coming out with a new line of hardware (It would be difficult to enter those markets if we didn't create something new... For the mass market you need to provide something that most of the middle class can afford).

Therefore, Iwata is saying that Wii U and 3DS might be too expensive for the middle class. Based on that rationale, it seems he has a misconception of middle class around the world. In NA, the approximate salary range for middle class is $50,000 to $100,000USD a year. Clearly NA middle class can afford a Wii U and 3DS.

Instead of saying that they want to make as new line of products "...that most middle class can afford..." he should've said something in the lines of the region as a whole instead of an economic group. Perhaps he should've just stayed away from making any socioeconomic remark.

I'm just thinking from a PR perspective. You know how the press loves to take comments out of context and twist them in a negative way.

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#10

Dark-Link73 commented on Hyrule Warriors Set for Summer 2014 Release in...:

@XCWarrior Wow there! Hold your horses partner! If you read my entire post, I said that "...realistically speaking..." Smash won't be out until next year due to the very small "winter 2014" release window Nintendo has given.

Also, Nintendo doesn't "love" to delay games. They do love to release excellent quality games and that's why they get delayed.

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Dark-Link73 commented on Nintendo Creating a New Console for Emerging M...:

"For the mass market you need to provide something that most of the middle class can afford...."

Iwata thinks that I'm "middle-class" because I bought a Wii U and a 3DS, LOL! How cute of him. I'm afraid I'm going to have to burst his bubble.

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#18

Dark-Link73 commented on 2DS CPU Update Looks Set to Adjust System Secu...:

@unrandomsam True, it is too late for the 2/3 million 2DS handheld out in the market now, but when you have the potential of selling tens of millions of 2DS handheld over its lifetime, it's not "too late".

As for your broken DS issue, do they charge you for transferring your games from one 3DS to another?

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#19

Dark-Link73 commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

@Starwolf_UK The series has seen annual releases since 2009 in the West (Jp missed 2011). Before that, the prior games were released every 2,2,1,2,1* (this year Europe saw two releases in one year to catch up to NA),1,1 years-basis so the series had mostly being released annually in the West. Japan is the one that has seen the most biannual releases.

I'm not even taking into account the spin-off versions nor the console versions.

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#20

Dark-Link73 commented on Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sa...:

If you look closely at all the console stats, you'll see that (statistically speaking) NA is just within a deviation of the normal percentage range of sales. This means that the NA market is on target of its proportional sales compared to other markets. The European market, on the other hands, has seen a decline of about 15% of proportional sales from the Wii generation.

If there's a market that needs to be targeted is the European market. However, the real focus here should be on targeting ALL markets in order to increase the RAW data. Not just the statistical data.

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#21

Dark-Link73 commented on Hyrule Warriors Set for Summer 2014 Release in...:

@XCWarrior @SilverArrow "Winter 2014" has a very small window because Winter doesn't start until Dec. 21, and since Nintendo usually releases its big titles on Sunday, that means that a "Winter 2014" release would be either on the 21st or the 28th.

I also hope is this year but realistically, probably January or even February because January is a terrible time to sell consoles after everyone is broke from the Christmas season.

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#24

Dark-Link73 commented on Feature: Nintendo's Smash Bros. Invitational C...:

I'm so excited about the tournament feature on Mario Kart, I just wish the Wii version would've had such features (or my site were to be active still). When I used to have my own Nintendo website I used to have Brawl and MK Wii tournaments where I would give out real games as prices via the Wii Shop.

Good times, good times. :-)

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#25

Dark-Link73 commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

Please keep in mind I'm not a Pokémon fan when I say this but, I'm afraid Nintendo or the Pokémon Company (whomever is in charge of the video games) are going to run Pokémon to the ground like Activision is running CoD to the ground with yearly releases.

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#26

Dark-Link73 commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@JakeShapiro I see. Again, nothing to do with the body of the article.

This is the problem, when making a pop culture reference, unless is completely related by being of the same medium as the topic at hand (gaming) OR it is known world wide (Star Wars, Beatles, Spongebob, etc.), it has the inherit issue with being lost or misunderstood by any audience who doesn't have knowledge of such reference.

That's why, when using puns or references on the title of an article, is better to make such pop culture references in the sub heading of the article and in between quotation marks. This implies that the sentence might be a reference ora pun, and not an original thought.

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#27

Dark-Link73 commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@midnafanboy If you're referring to my opening statement of Damo's incomplete sentence then yeah, I did think after I posted it that my comment was rather harsh. So @Damo I apologize for that; however, as a editor, I do think you need to be careful about your grammar.

You guys don't realize that, unless there's another Nintendo Life out there, NoA is starting to use your valuable input on their website. Over the weekend I was on Nintendo.com Wii U games page, and on a game (I don't remember which) it said "Nintendo Life says:...." And then a positive comment about the game.

So it is important for the writers and editors to show professionalism when writing articles and comments. Doesn't mater if you are getting paid or simply an unpaid intern. Your opinion and input is valued not only by us, the writer, but also by Nintendo. ;-)

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#28

Dark-Link73 commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@Damo "You being serious?" You call yourself an editor? Is it really that hard to type three characters more and the space bar to add "Are" to your sentence? (Does this answer your question? LoL!)

Look, the way the headline is written, "Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles: Mo' Babies, Mo' Problems", gives the reader (or at least me) the impression that since they are "more babies, there are more problems." (Provided, of course, that "Mo'" is a slang term for "More").

So when I went to read the article to see why there was "Mo' problems" with "Mo' babies", there wasn't anything in the body off the article that built upon the statement expressed in the headline. Pardon me for I don't have a degree on journalism, but last time I checked, a headline served as an preview statement, a "taste" if you will, of what the article is about.

It's like The Legends of Zelda titles. They all have "LoZ:..." And the a brief sentence on which the story focuses. Since this article is party of a series, it is explained in the part "Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles:..." and "Mo' Babies, Mo' Problems" is supposed to be the emphasis of this article, correct? The article talks about the babie's bios nicely, but fails to explain what is the "problem" with them. Thus generating confusion.

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#29

Dark-Link73 commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

@Agent721 True. However, Nintendo is both, losing AND gaining from this. Nintendo is gaining from this because it is getting for publicity and exposure for their brand as a whole. But it is losing because, since they're no longer producing NES games, this is incurring in their VC business by giving a second life to the physical copies that can only be obtain via used market, this possibly hurting future VC sales of the same games.

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#30

Dark-Link73 commented on Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament Tradem...:

@Artwark People have a huge misunderstanding about e3, e3 is NOT fully open to the general public. It's mainly a press-only event. It used to be open to the public many years ago, until the GCN era, but it lost quality and appeal, so it became a press event.

A small sector of the "general public" can still attend if they are 18 and over and party the $500 (2012 price) admission ticket for the full event.

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#34

Dark-Link73 commented on Here's a Video of The Temple of Time Made With...:

As long as it's not Toon Link style characters (all of them, not just Link), and the bosses don't look like straight out of Sesame Street (I'm looking at you Scaldera, Tentalus, and Imprisoned), I'll be happy with almost whatever art style Aonuma chooses.

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#36

Dark-Link73 commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

@Haywired btw, i forgot to comment further. The 2DS is clearly designed for younger kids in mind. I have two kids and they've had DS's since the original. When they were younger, the first thing that would break are the hinges because younger children as not as careful as most adults. By removing the clam shell design on the 2DS, Nintendo made the portable much more sturdy and durable for younger kids.

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#37

Dark-Link73 commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

@Haywired oh yeah. I forgot in Europe you guys have an age rating for just about any gaming device. In the US the only Nintendo consoles I've seen with a warning age rating are the Virtual Boy and the 3DS family of devices (because of the 3D), and whenever there's an ESRB rating is because there's a game bundled in with the console/handheld.

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#38

Dark-Link73 commented on Upcoming Child of Light Patch to Rename Diffic...:

"This has been an issue, obviously, that some people have had, and I think that the word 'normal' is a misrepresentation."

So implying that a "casual" player is not an "expert" on what they play doesn't incur any "misinterpretations"? Some people's own "misinterpretation" of terms cause even further "misinterpretations".

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#40

Dark-Link73 commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

Ok. So. Let's take it from the top. The release of the 2DS IS NOT an "admission of failure by Nintendo". If you actually pay attention to the marketing for the 2DS, you'll notice that it is targeting the 7 and under demographic whom, if you also paid attention to the 3DS earning label, it is harmful for their eyed to use the 3D effect. Just because you might not 3D it doesn't make it a "gimmick".

As for digital only, as much as I like the idea, I prefer physical games better. Besides, I don't think it'll be a good idea to go digital only until our purchases are tied to our accounts and not the console. Unfortunately, after what happened to Microsoft with the 360 where people basically pirated games by logging in their friends' consoles and allowed them to download games they had already purchased, I doubt Nintendo would come out with a handheld like that. High potential for lost revenue. Currently, I don't think there is any feature that might prevent such illegal distribution unless you're connected online 24/7. That wouldn't work on a handheld console.

As for the "graphical arm race". Quality over quantity man. Pretty graphics don't make great games.

As for "connectivity". I don't know about google +, but Facebook is not a place for gamers. That's why Nintendo created Miiverse. If I were to share a post or pic on Facebook, most of my "friends" (if they could even be called that) would be like "wth?" because like 95% of my fb friends are not gamers. Miiverse is perfect for gamers to interact with gamers. As for unifying accounts, I think Nintendo is already looking into that by consolidating their console and handheld hardware divisions. However, I'm not holding my breath on being able to transfer my games due to issues aforementioned two paragraphs ago. Also, you're not taking into account that, the main reason for iOS/Android account transfers is because those devices are marketed to be yearly purchases! Dedicated gaming devices have a seven year cycle. BTW, you CAN transfer your purchases and accounts from 3DS to 3DS, you just need both machines physically present.

As for "the price needs to be right". You are telling me you rather pay $600 for an iPad than $200 for a 3DS? The reality is that prices go up! One can't expect to pay less for an item today than what we did 7 years ago. Is just not a realistic expectation.

As for "don't go changing". If ain't broken, why fix it? Right? ;-)

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#41

Dark-Link73 commented on Activision Enlists Kevin Spacey To Sell Call O...:

Wait. Where did you get your information Damien? I read yesterday on the internet, and even saw on the official CoD website that the official reveal won't be until Sunday.

Also: "The other big news is that neither Infinity Ward or Treyarch are handling this new title — Activision-owned Sledgehammer Games is taking the controls for the first time in the history of the series."

That's no really "news". It was announced last year after the release of Ghosts.

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#42

Dark-Link73 commented on Nintendo Quashes Rumours Of New Hardware At E3...:

Is this from the same experts that claimed the Wii U would have bluray? The only possible "hardware" Nintendo could possibly unveil is their QOL plan. Other than that, there's no way they unveil a new console/handheld.

Just because Nintendo submitted patents for a new controller design, it doesn't mean they're launching a new console. Nintendo submits patents like crazy to protect future ideas.

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#45

Dark-Link73 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of...:

I love e3 and as part of it I love the big stage presentations. I don't mind of they're mistakes or flaws in them, after all, that's party of doing an event live. Last year Nintendo Direct was a failure because, to me, it felt just like any other Direct. There wasn't anything special about it. It's E3! The biggest gaming expo of the year! I expect the big three to come out in a big gaming shootout.

Online streaming of E3 is not new. I've watched Nintendo's conference online for several years now. Thus I don't have anything about the online streaming, I just miss the big LIVE stage.

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#47

Dark-Link73 commented on Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Gam...:

Personally I never read any of the books about the expanded universe so this doesn't really bother me. In regard to the cartoons, I found the current Clone Wars series rather dumb and never considered canon. However, the original Clone Wars miniseries SHOULD be considered canon because, not only starts where Ep. II ends and ends with the Battle of Coruscant where Ep. III begins, but also shows how Anakin got his scar, the reason for General Grievous' cough throughout the movie, and how Palpatine was capture by Grievous.

As for the video games, I don't why the Rogue Squadron series can't be partly canon. After all, a good part of the game's content if straight out of the Original Trilogy.