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DiscoGentleman

DiscoGentleman

Chicago-born, Denver Gaymer.

Male, 26, United States

What is "Love" known by? When it hurts to say goodbye.

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Sun 4th August, 2013

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DiscoGentleman

#9

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

I have this theory that Nintendo got too comfortable with themselves after the DS & Wii sold so freaking much, so they got "lazy" with the new generation. Then, when the sales figures and poor press hit them, it lit a fire under their butts (so to speak), and now we're seeing their reactions akin to, "Oh damn! We gotta get movin'!"
All in all, a good thing.

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#10

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

Nice article! I feel like Nintendo's press and marketing is really stepping it up compared to the last couple years. Actually, on their facebook, they posted a link to take a survey of how you think they've been doing on this very subject. So... everybody go check that out and give them some more feedback!

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#28

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

Another thought: perhaps they could have an icon that features 3-5 indie games on the eShop per week. Not necessarily discounted, but just 3-5 games per week that either sell very well, have a lot of positive comments on Miiverse, etc. That way we can see older indie games that are great like Nano Assault or Chasing Aurora, right next to new ones like Guacamelee or Shovel Knight. This helps the older games from getting buried, which is an issue, for sure, on the current eShop.

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#29

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@Octane Agreed, but no one is saying that Shovel Knight is a good game solely because it looks like a straight-up NES game. The story, the humor, the gameplay, the amount of content- all of it top notch quality.
There are tons of good indie games on any platform, and if you overlook them just because they're labeled indie, that is a damn shame. It's bigotry and unfair to the developers who do work hard on their product. Extreme example, but it is the same as saying you don't like a product because it was made by poor people, or by a certain demographic of people.

Here we have a perfect example of people having different opinions which is central to this whole eShop quality discussion right here.

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#32

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@DefHalan Listen, man. Unfinished or not, the point is there's no base for the game to be built upon. It is completely devoid of creativity. It really is awful.
The dev is much better off scrapping it, counting his take-ins in pairs of bills, and making a new game. He should've gotten some good feedback on what not to do for the next one.

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#38

DiscoGentleman commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

Really nice piece. It's been on my mind lately, too. Especially with absolute garbage like "The Letter" coming to Wii U (though, to be honest, it's just given me a boost in confidence in continuing to develop my Unity-based RPG and apply for a Wii U dev kit).

It's really hard to say exactly what to do in this case, but I feel a little something must be done. I don't think there should be a huge reform of the eShop, except maybe it's marketing and placement of games to make things more accessible. Maybe some kind of "quality standard", but then again, that could alienate potential developers, as "good" & "bad" are fairly objective.

I guess it's just a typical case of "buyer beware" and making sure you've researched something before you buy it, at least to a small degree. I mean, isn't that the quality that we should be personally holding ourselves to? I don't just buy some brand new food at a grocery without at least reading the ingredients; I don't just donate to some fund/charity without researching them.

Perhaps (as crappy as it sounds) the quality standards should be from the buyer.
Though... it urks me to see amazing games like Shovel Knight & Guacamelee alongside The Letter & Fit Music for Wii U (the latter which should've been shot down by Nintendo, as they were obviously trying to cash in on the Wii Fit craze- that's bad publicity for Nintendo).
Ahh... what do, what do...

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#49

DiscoGentleman commented on Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehous...:

Man... this really makes me want to apply for Nintendo!
Watching the Treehouse Live event at E3 and hearing him do JPN→ENG/ENG→JPN translation, I understood everything just fine and felt very confident that I could've done the same as him. Maybe I really should be more sure of my language ability and just apply to Nintendo and figure out the logistics issues later...