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Dreamcaster-X

Dreamcaster-X

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39, United States

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#2

Dreamcaster-X commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

The question I've always asked is why Nintendo let the deal get to the point where Sony wanted a cut of each game & controlled publishing rights. Nintendo President Yamauchi was a shrewd businessman, I'm very surprised the deal got as far along as it had with him knowing the financial incentives Sony wanted.

I think it would have been more successful than the other two CD-ROM add-ons from NEC & Sega but it would still have been a niche market. What really changed the course of history was Nintendo going for cartridges on the N64 instead of CD's. That's when the third parties started bailing for the cheaper produced games with more storage. To me that was the biggest mistake in their history. If the N64 had been a CD-based system they would have enjoyed cheaper games & better third party support, it would have changed everything!

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#3

Dreamcaster-X commented on Video: Nintendo of America's Splatoon TV Comme...:

Kids will love this!! Get over it "old folks", Nintendo is not targeting us whether we like it or not. They already have us, their marketing is about grabbing children to play just the same way they did with us in the 80's & 90's.

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#7

Dreamcaster-X commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

Their SNES games have pretty crappy emulation options & the screen area is smaller than the GBA games, WTF? The GBA games are by far the best looking emulated games on the system. The N64 stuff looks decent enough as well, too bad we'll only be limited to a majority of Nintendo 1st party titles for that console. It's a shame we'll never see Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie, Conker, etc....

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#8

Dreamcaster-X commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

No arguments here. As you said, their Directs are absolutely wonderful but their use of FB & Twitter is abysmal. This Amiibo situation could be totally handled much better with both of those tools but they just remain silent in their ivory tower.

The problem is Kyoto, they just have too many old board members who are content to remain in the past where they kept uber strict controls on everything. That just doesn't work anymore....if you don't address issues nowadays people just move on.

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#10

Dreamcaster-X commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

@Quorthon Indeed!! If Nintendo had switched to the cheaper CD format for their next console after SNES they probably would have maintained their dominance but the 3rd parties ran to the Playstation in droves & you can't blame them, CD-Rom games were just much cheaper to make & you could include so much information on them vs cartridge at the time.

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#11

Dreamcaster-X commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

It was a decent system but never fully utilized. For every great game you had 5 poopy full motion video titles. Sega never truly got 100% behind it but at least it had better support than 32X, what a waste of money that was for me.

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#12

Dreamcaster-X commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Ryno I just read Game Over a few weeks ago on vacation. Same book? It's a brilliant look into Nintendo's past & in many ways they're still the same company or at least trying to be. It's part of their old chairman board mentality where it takes them forever to see change.

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#15

Dreamcaster-X commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

@danielsahr528 Yeah I will buy certain games digitally if that's the only way they're available but for retail, I go physical. If I lose a few eShop titles down the road because they're not available to redownload at least I'd still have the AAA retail titles to play and those are the most important to me.

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#16

Dreamcaster-X commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

I buy physical. I don't trust Nintendo's digital systems for the big AAA games. Who knows where their eShop will be in 5-10 years. If I own the game physically I can keep playing it on my console without having to worry about the future ownership.

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#19

Dreamcaster-X commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@Quorthon What are you talking about???? Where in my statement did I say I hate Sony??? Could you point that out for me??? I seem to have missed that paragraph, please enlighten me.
Furthermore as I said, I give them credit for supporting 2 platforms without hardly any third party support, something Sony has tremendous amounts of.

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#20

Dreamcaster-X commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

If you look at the big picture, nobody & I mean nobody puts out so many games on two platforms & delivers the kind of quality that Nintendo does. The company has plenty of faults for sure but I give them tremendous credit for basically supporting 2 platforms almost by themselves. It's pretty remarkable in this day & age but we know it's not sustainable.
I think some kind of hybrid device is their best bet going forward. Either a home console that plays their handheld games with ease or if they support 2 platforms then it will be something where porting either systems games will be a fairly simple porting process, preferably with a cross buy feature.

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#32

Dreamcaster-X commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I just can't imagine Nintendo not re-releasing these as non exclusives. There's just too much money to be made & why would you leave easy cash on the table? They have to be artificially creating these shortages to drum up the hype & demand. By not commenting on new orders they're just fueling the fire for demand higher and higher just like the Wii.

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#34

Dreamcaster-X commented on Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3D...:

I'm sure some of this is Nintendo's fault but I also think alot of these shortages are due to the damn scalpers who have systems in place where they end up with tons of systems & figures on launch day and what's even worse is the people who buy them at these inflated prices but they know Nintendo has some crazy diehard fans & they prey upon them.

Nintendo could just remedy the situation however by releasing more of them but then again they're the masters of creating hype through shortages.

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#38

Dreamcaster-X commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I have no doubt the smaller model will come to the U.S. Nintendo isn't gonna leave money on the table especially with faceplates that could be sold although that begs the question...since the XL is the predominant sales leader, why not make faceplates for the console that sell the most?

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#39

Dreamcaster-X commented on Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the S...:

@potatomage7 Well you're hurting the animal if you're seeing blood but this isn't like an MMO where it spews damage numbers out, it's much more subtle. The monsters will start limping when they're really hurt & that's when you know you're making progress.

I don't think demos do justice to this game. You really have to spend a few hours with the game to get accustomed to the controls & requirements of hunting/gathering to get the whole picture. Just throwing newcomers into random battles with leveled up characters is not the best way to win them over.

If you like questing & grinding, you may really enjoy this but there is a learning curve those first couple of hours but the Miiverse community is a BIG help if you need tips and having that right at the push of a button is a huge bonus.

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#40

Dreamcaster-X commented on Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the S...:

I always felt like the lack of a second analog & full online service always hurt the portable MH games in the West. I've only played the console versions on PS2, Wii, & Wii U.
However, after playing the demo yesterday & knowing that the C-Stick will solve control issues I have pre-ordered my first portable MH game.

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#46

Dreamcaster-X commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America):

I played Mario Galaxy 2 all night. It just sucks you back in all over again. It really is a brilliant game and I really like not having to boot into a separate mode to play it. I will be buying alot of these Wii games at $9.99!!