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ElkinFencer10

ElkinFencer10

Teacher; gamer; brony

Male, 22, United States

Yo. I'm a huge game collector (and obviously a huge Nintendo fan), a HUGE brony (adult fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), and a high school history teacher in North Carolina.

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#2

ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

I can't WAIT to play this. Woefully poopsiedoodoocacapoopledoople games are my favorite to collect. They make great party (or better yet, DRUNK party) experiences.

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#5

ElkinFencer10 commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours P...:

My personal rule is always to buy games for my favorite platform on which it's released. Between that and how WONDERFULLY the gamepad did split screem (you know, by not splitting the screen), I'll definitely be picking this up for Wii U if Activision decides to make the smart decision and release on Wii U.

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#9

ElkinFencer10 commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

Day One DLC is a scourge to gamers everywhere. As @Damo said, it's not really a rip-off, but it is, in my opinion, the absolutely wrong way to do gaming. DLC should be made in response to consumer demand as extras. This DLC is purely "extra," certainly, but DLC should be because gamers love your game and beg for more. All Day One DLC does is milk people for more money. It's a fantastic business move, but it just feels dishonest to gamers.

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#11

ElkinFencer10 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

A company is more than one man, even the man at the top. A lot of Nintendo's problems are Iwata's responsibility, but he alone is not to blame for the company's misfortunes. The Wii U was a gamble that didn't pay off, but that doesn't mean that it was a bad gamble. I think the system was a good idea, but the way the industry is right now isn't the right environment for brilliant ideas. Right now, all most gamers want is powerful hardware and and integrated online network, and I'll fully admit that Nintendo screwed the pooch in a BIG way on the latter. The processing power, though? It shouldn't matter, and in a generation or two, I don't think it will, but for the moment, that's almost all that matters, and Nintendo didn't take that into account. That doesn't mean that the Wii U was a bad idea, just that the demand for hardware strength should have been taken into account during the planning phase.

Iwata is right, I think, to stay on right now. He's not a bad leader for the company, and both he and the company will learn from these admittedly painful mistakes. The shareholders are hurting and we customers are hurting, but Nintendo gamers have one trait that Sony gamers often don't and Microsoft gamers almost universally lack - brand loyalty. Those of us who truly love Nintendo for doing precisely what it's doing - being different no matter what the flavor of the week is - will continue to support the company.

The Wii U is not a bad system, and it's not without its great games. Does it have enough for 14 months of shelf life? Absolutely not, and I'll not deny that. Were there a LOT of mistakes made in the system's design, advertising, and launch date decision? Absolutely. It should have been more powerful to compete with the PS4 and XBone, they should have held it back a year or two so that more powerful hardware could be added for a lower MRSP, they should have been working on more first party titles to get the system off the ground, and they should have done more earlier on to try to woo third party companies to the system. The console is not doomed, though. The Wii U will not outsell this generation's Playstation or Xbox, but that doesn't mean that it will fail at the end of the day. It's off to a very rough start, but I firmly believe that Nintendo will turn things around and break even at the end of the generation.

ElkinFencer10

#12

ElkinFencer10 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

A company is more than one man, even the man at the top. A lot of Nintendo's problems are Iwata's responsibility, but he alone is not to blame for the company's misfortunes. The Wii U was a gamble that didn't pay off, but that doesn't mean that it was a bad gamble. I think the system was a good idea, but the way the industry is right now isn't the right environment for brilliant ideas. Right now, all most gamers want is powerful hardware and and integrated online network, and I'll fully admit that Nintendo screwed the pooch in a BIG way on the latter. The processing power, though? It shouldn't matter, and in a generation or two, I don't think it will, but for the moment, that's almost all that matters, and Nintendo didn't take that into account. That doesn't mean that the Wii U was a bad idea, just that the demand for hardware strength should have been taken into account during the planning phase.

Iwata is right, I think, to stay on right now. He's not a bad leader for the company, and both he and the company will learn from these admittedly painful mistakes. The shareholders are hurting and we customers are hurting, but Nintendo gamers have one trait that Sony gamers often don't and Microsoft gamers almost universally lack - brand loyalty. Those of us who truly love Nintendo for doing precisely what it's doing - being different no matter what the flavor of the week is - will continue to support the company.

The Wii U is not a bad system, and it's not without its great games. Does it have enough for 14 months of shelf life? Absolutely not, and I'll not deny that. Were there a LOT of mistakes made in the system's design, advertising, and launch date decision? Absolutely. It should have been more powerful to compete with the PS4 and XBone, they should have held it back a year or two so that more powerful hardware could be added for a lower MRSP, they should have been working on more first party titles to get the system off the ground, and they should have done more earlier on to try to woo third party companies to the system. The console is not doomed, though. The Wii U will not outsell this generation's Playstation or Xbox, but that doesn't mean that it will fail at the end of the day. It's off to a very rough start, but I firmly believe that Nintendo will turn things around and break even at the end of the generation.