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Sat 6th April, 2013

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DESS-M-8 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@MasterBlaster wii u launched on 2012 with 25+ games. Did all these launch titles commence development in 2012 or did those companies acquire development kits to actually make those games prior to 2012, having a standard 24 month turn around as opposed to the 5 minutes you're suggesting?



DESS-M-8 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

Zelda Wii U is evolving!!!

Zelda Wii U evolved into Zelda NX.

This is the only reason, and the best reason for this strategic delay. Zelda wii u was a 2015 certainty. NX as early as 2016/2017 changes that. Why release your biggest game in 5 years on the older of two consoles When you are about to really push the new?

I am 100% behind NX and have been hoping for rumblings like this for the last 12 months when wii u's failure to grab mass market appeal was clear.

Wii u is still best format ever, but NX has the real possibility to change EVERYTHING for the next decade



DESS-M-8 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Exactly the same happened with OoT and MM. Truest words of a delayed game will eventually be great but a rushed game will be terrible forever.


THIS has a potential undertone of delayed till 2016, which coincidentally could be in line with the proposed NX.

THIS could be a strategic delay to launch that new console with what could be the biggest game of the year new Zelda launches. What better title to launch new hardware with?



DESS-M-8 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@MasterBlaster well then you're an idiot. Wii u came out in 2012. Guess what year develops got hold of development kits? If nintendo are looking to a 2016/2017 release of new hardware, interested parties will already have development kits, games take an average two years to develop, haven't you wondered why nintendo first party schedule is slow?



DESS-M-8 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon I'm pretty sure the wii remote was a new idea and a new method and a new product.
It was 100% an innovation, otherwise it wouldn't have been imitated. Motion controls are now part of every controller since Wii.

Lazy developers who couldn't think how to implement the wii remote creates gimmick games and the appalling waggle fad. It's like just having a world map on the gamepad and not using the wealth of potential it offers with the hardware. Zombi u was astounding and nothing has touched that since



DESS-M-8 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Farmboy74 I think the NX has been in development a lot longer than we think and companies like EA, ubisoft and square Enix have had development kits for the last two years. Development has been minimal on wii u as development budgets have been directed toward this console. Why would EA invest in fifa 16 on a console nintebdo have openly invested little in and been investing literally 100's of millions of £'s on a new developing console? If they've a budget to spend it will be on the emerging platform, not the place holder format.



DESS-M-8 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

Wouldn't this basically mean in essence that my wii u successors gamepad would replace my 3ds, or vice versa? So instead of having a base unit, a gamepad and a mobile device I just have the decode and the base unit? Also means multiple devices can connect to one base unit unlike wii u? My hd games library on my base unit but can take away with 3ds successor?
All games playable on both machines with one purchase?
Yes please. End of 2016 please



DESS-M-8 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

@opeter this is a good move.

They need to improve and streamline their digital distribution. Rather than stumble through it, partnering with DeNA is a wise move and save them a lot of time.

They need to integrate platforms and involve mobile devices somehow. Again, rather than bumble with it, involving DeNA is a wise move. Nintendo ultimately have creative input on all games, but does disneys palace pets detract from star wars battlefront on pc? No totally different markets and formats. A mario based app will not affect sales of a full format title



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:

@Kage_88 yes. I am saying they use outdated technology. being edantic and saying all consoles use outdated technology as your "newsflash" is just desperate and irritating. By that logic even the latest alienware desktop is old technology.
It is way underpowered. Fact. Niche new technology don't make up for that, especially when not implemented.
Not sure why you're so cross. I rate nintendo, I play nintendo, above all else. I just think they keep making bad calls. Hinting with NX confirms this.
Last time I checked, having my own thoughts weren't illegal, so don't take such offense when my views arent your views, the world is full of differing opinions, get used to it. If you get so defensive and agreived over every small matter you'll be dead from a heart attack before hitting 50



DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

@whodatninja however, if nintendo launch 2017 THEY will actually be the most powerful for 4-5 years which is how log it will be till PS5 which is actually a very clever and required move from nintendo. Adds substance to the point that the wii u was a low investment project intended as a place holder while they developed the true next gen nintendo console



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:

@darthllama is that why mortal kombat looked so much inferior on mega drive? Street fighter II? And every other multi format title? All made by professional developers dedicated to each format? I think defending the mega drive based on power is the most uneven footing you could be planted on



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:

@Dr_Corndog yes, all nintendo weak hardware has outsold. Gamecube and wii u? Sold balls.
Wii was an anomaly cause it luckily struck with a casual market For a 3 year craze. That won't happen again and that saved iwata. If he's driving nintendo 7, expect it to fail.

Miyamoto should have taken over from Yamauchi.



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:


Yes yes yes really. Over a decade of nintendos marketing was based on its power superiority, (snes and n64) that was until Yamauchi handed over to iwata during the transitional gamecube period where miyamoto seemed to be quite a driving force. Then it all came about being different and under powered. Needless to say the wii was a laughing stock for the last 3 years of its life, kicking and screaming till its way overdue successor was launched and it was......... Even more underpowered than the wii in relative terms. If a wii was essentially a tweaked gamecube more on par with ps2 and that was a joke compared to ps3, you'd have thought the successor would out perform a ps3 easily to slot in with the next gen it would fall in with due to its release date? No. Just as everyone has forgotten about and stopped caring about wii and just about squeezed every last resource out of the 7 year old ps3, nintendo release the wii u that is comparable to......:-D PS3? Jesus Christ they never learn. Yamauchi drove nintendo like a shogun, iwata seems content to turn nintendo away from gaming almost.
Software needs hardware. The software is excellent but will ultimately hit a ceiling way earlier than it should. I wholey agree graphics are not paramount, but hardware is more than a GPU and if your hardware is out of date before it even hits the shop shelf, then how can you expect the software and the support of general consumers? Something Yamauchi understood during the 90's when nintendo was king. Something iwata defies and thinks a fad controllers success will win his team endless praise. The man, like you, is wrong.



DESS-M-8 commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:

Further unrequited proof of how much more powerful the snes was, back in the days when nintendo appreciated that a consoles "power" carries a certain market appeal, instead of happy being the weakest every generation and seeing no correlation to sales numbers



DESS-M-8 commented on A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the ...:

WOW this needs fixing. Or pointing out how early in development it is.

The opening screens look quote impressive. The second half of the reel looks more like a late 90's PC title like Vampire Masquerade or something. BAD screens to be showing publicly without some qualifier statement of it's current state. Will look forward to seeing this develop though as it has potential



DESS-M-8 commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

Battletoads in battlemaniacs is one of my top top ten favourite games of all time and this is a slap in the face. Microsoft whoring out Rareware past glories yet again.
F-zero characters for wii u version please. They've got to appear somewhere at somepoint surely.



DESS-M-8 commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

Booooooooo! Quick! Announce gamecube and n64 so I can start selling my retro collection off, I need the space but love the games. Eshop solves both those problems for me :-D

Also, announce preorders for pacman, robin, Lucia and Ness! I've not seen them available to preorder anywhere ever! Even when I checked straight after the release. There was only charizard and wario out of the 6 :-(
Or have all the preorders gone instantly and they only manufactured 10 of each?



DESS-M-8 commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

@Haz sales figures for both franchise would disagree again.

Devil May Cry Sold, Bayonetta hasn't, and I know more people that have negative comments about Bayonetta, primarily directed at the music and the characters than people I know that own the game. Just an observation that does actually correlate to the sales performance of this game.

I personally think it's a brilliant game and bought both from the eShop at midnight. I'm saying I can see why people are put off by it.



DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

Would be nice to have kept the launch discount on Wii, I presumed it would as part of Nintendo dropping the £5 reward scheme in favour of rewarding repeat loyalty and continued buying of their eshop titles. I would have got every single Wii game released if they'd had continued the 50% off if purchased during launch week. At £18 I will seriously consider each title individually. Especially when you can buy brand new copies of Sin and Punishment for £5 still



DESS-M-8 commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

@retro_player_22 How can you have at least all of them? there's either all of them, or at least a certain percentage. Either way, why the hell would you own ALL of them??? why would you buy a 3DS and 3DS XL?? if you have a 3DS why would you then buy a 2DS? Well done on collating every iteration of the Gameboy into one post? but having all of them is ridiculous.

Game and Watch was before I was born leading up to me being 7, by which point the Gameboy was out. I had a Gameboy, but if I had a Gameboy why would i think Game and Watch was a good idea to buy??? Solus LCD games were terrible. I remember having an altered beast one and a Castlevania one and they were appalling.

If you plucked for every iteration of the Gameboy as they game out, how much wasted money is that? The significant upgrades were worth the investment, Gameboy => Gameboy Colour => Gameboy Advance => Gameboy Advance SP Backlit => Nintendo DS => Nintendo DS Lite => Nintendo 3DS XL => Nintendo New 3DS XL. But plucking for Gameboy Loud, Micro Advance and DSi just seems backward, you would only have looked to buy them if you never owned one of the earlier similar models.

Needless to say, dedicated mobile gaming is probably the best and strongest format going and will always have a place. If anything they will integrate more into home gaming as generations develop, allowing you to take gaming with you and expand communications. The New 3DS XL is the single best piece of mobile gaming hardware ever made, I am utterly blown away by the quality of it and sheer force of the hardware it houses. The screen is ridiculously good with 3D effects that actually surprised me, I always played with it off on 3DS on games like Street Fighter as the stability was so bad and your controls being so vigorous that moving the 3DS slightly made it impossible to play in 3D. This new screen is so stable it has to be seen to be believed. The extra control is fantastic, the interface is brilliant, the processing power and hardware spec is phenmonial for the price and the size of the hardware, a very nippy little machine with stunning graphics, Ironfall is a must play on New 3DS to exhibit that it is more than likely that we will soon see CoD and/or mobile Battlefield at some point in the next 3 years.

That's only just beginning on the software. The sheer volume of quality software on New 3DS and coming up overshadows any other format, home gaming or mobile. I'm really looking forward to the next 2 years on New 3DS, at which point I will be looking to the Nintendo 7 for home gaming and how it will marry up with New 3DS or if we will see indications toward the next Gen Nintendo Gameboy.

Seeing a Return to the Gameboy and NES/64/Game---- brands would be amazing:

Gameboy DS
NES-7 / HyperNES / Nintendo7 /

Infact, future marketing campaign, use the name literally:

Nintendo 7 - Leave Luck to Heaven.
(translation of "Nintendo" to English for those who didn't already know)

To be proceeded by eye bleeding intense. fast paced, hardcore video game footage that makes you salivate and know that you are buying into something big, bad and challenging. Also hammering home that Nintendo has been around WAAAAAAY longer than your PS4.

The next generation of home gaming would be the only chane they would have to utilise that delicious little rhyming couplet, I think it has some punch too, and it puts the Nintendo name right out there and drops the now crippling Wii monicker.



DESS-M-8 commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

I'd like a less gay bayonetta. The music is appalling and very "sega" and does not fit this type of game at all, devil may cry had a better fitting sound. The lead characters are way to cheesey and overtly. There's nothing wrong with either aspects generally, it just detracts from something that is so well made and has potential to be so cool. Anybody I've shown the game to who had not heard of bayonetta has commented on exactly the same points.
This is such a well made top quality game. It just feels sega had a little dabble in there somewhere and gave it that sega shine. "game over...yeahhhhhhhh'"



DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Canc...:

I think the nintendo anime channel is excellent. My son loves it too and it has a lot of potential. They could add all nintendo licenced animation, including captain N, mario bros, extend that to the sonic cartoons and it should also be good to use this to air Sonic Boom in this country seen as nobody has picked it up yet and it's exclusive to nintendo.
If they added NowTV, Netflix and Amazon tv apps to both wii u and 3ds this would render TVii pointless and present your gamepad/3ds as an excellent entertainment hub, so much so that I'd pit a wii u in every room over the ps3's