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Thu 29th October, 2009

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Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@BLP's: That's their problem. Even if it was impossible, it doesn't mean that the current system is perfect and beyond criticism...and that for all the good they do, these restrictions will also make 'false bans' feel all the more unjust due to the inability to use another account or even properly appeal your innocence.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Whilst this does prevent trolls from quickly creating another account, it also prevents users who have been unfairly banned from continuing to use Miiverse via a backup account.

The issue with more restrictions here is that the amount of oversight still remains the same. Bans, deletions etc still seem largely automated, and so typically the system isn't able to apply context or will issue bans where it shouldn't. If Nintendo bothered to police Miiverse properly, users would be more likely to accept more restrictions.

I've used Miiverse since day one and have been banned 2 or 3 times due to false claims and had at least 20 deletions, some of which made no sense (e.g - mentioning the word hacking when talking about Watch Dogs)



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

@Artwark Mario Tennis on Wii U has muchroom power ups and a jump shot and it's getting made but F-Zero Wii U with online multiplayer, online tournament mode etc (firsts for the series) isn't.

It has nothing to do with new ideas and everything to do with sales. ant another example, how many Mario Party games have there been in the last 20 years or so? Why? Sales.



Folkloner commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

Some of you voice chat haters miss the point completely.

Some of us just want to know why we can't have voice chat in private matches with friends? There is nothing any of you can say that would logically explain why it's justified to 'not' have that feature in the upcoming August update.

So quit tarring us all with the same brush, when some of us have a perfectly reasonable axe to grind.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Ichiban: You understand that people can have an opinion on a game without being interested in purchasing it right? What we're discussing is more the politics side of SMS treatment of the Wii U version and how it ties in to the wider discussion on third party treatment of the Wii U.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Perhaps if they hadn't spent months and months talking up the Wii U version, talking up their commitment to it...and spent more time being honest and saying it might come, that the Wii U version was a maybe...perhaps people would feel less betrayed and pissed off.



Folkloner commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

What about Europe?

When queried, Nintendo's Dan Baker had this to say on Twitter...

"Yep, it's only a Nintendo America deal. Tried for months to make it global but we'll get there eventually!"

  • This suggests that Nintendo is doing everything it can to bring the Humble Nindie Bundle to the European region.


Folkloner commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Sceptic you realize Nintendo aren't involved with Project Cars right? That the developer likely boasted about the Wii U ver. to attract funding without bothering to properly look at the system or work with it on a technical level, beyond simply trying to blunt force a port, optimised for different architecture, on to it.



Folkloner commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

I'm the founder of StreetPass South Wales. We are small fry certainly but with the help of Nintendo and the wider community of founders here in the UK, we've been running since the early days of the 3DS.

We've moved from a handful of people standing outside a local GAME store clearing our StreetPass queues, to hosting larger events at dedicated venues featuring Wii U, 3DS and retro titles.

Growing up, getting to play 3 to 4 player N64 local multiplayer at my Dad's every Friday got me through a difficult period in my life and so getting to run a group where that happens every month, with a larger group of people is a great experience.



Folkloner commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

@jedisquidward can't believe some people are in denial about this. Some people find it difficult to come by StreetPass hits and this exploit will no doubt help them but let's not pretend that this isn't exploiting a flaw in the system.

...or do you think Nintendo intentionally built this exploit in hoping people would use it to get as many puzzle pieces as they wanted from Special Mii's?
No, i didn't think so either.



Folkloner commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush to Roll Into ...:

@cookiex Heard of it! Why i have it on pre-order! Heh. See this is why i shouldn't comment on anything first thing in the morning, as my brain clearly wasn't working. :)

On my walk to work i soon realized my error but i haven't been able to fix it until now. Thanks for keeping me honest nonetheless. :)



Folkloner commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Ti...:

Great article, although one thing i feel you've failed to mention is effective communication of Nintendo's offering to Wii U / 3DS gamers that hardly ever or ignore the eShop completely.

Both systems have a Notifications app (why the 3DS one has a pop-up function, literally telling you what the Notification is without having to select the icon, but the Wii U doesn't is perplexing) but Nintendo does not use it in the most effective way.

They should push a Pop-Up Notification to both systems out every Thursday to explicitly communicate what's available on the eShop. Why oh why they don't do this is beyond me.

Likewise, why don't they issue a Miiverse Notification each Thursday with downloads info. Again, why they choose not just makes no sense.



Folkloner commented on Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anni...:

Thor is a genuine hero of mine. Not only for his legendary Tetris skills (the only person to reach Level 30 on NES Tetris) but as a person.

For any Tetris buffs out there, watch the documentary 'Ecstacy Of Order'. It's just great.



Folkloner commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

Baker's comments on the lack of the standard New 3DS Model in North America just confuse me. If Nintendo's reasoning was not to confuse potential new customers then wouldn't it have made more sense to inc. a Charger in the box since those are the people that don't own a prev. 3DS model.



Folkloner commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

If Nintendo want people to buy more Virtual Console titles then why-oh-why do they not push weekly download info to the Notifications menu on the Wii U and 3DS.

Instead, they appear to only use that native advertising platform to promote their big titles.

This is dumb and a missed opportunity.

Secondly, most people would prefer to hear about what on Earth is going on with the N64/DS Wii U virtual console service.

Thirdly, could we please get more than a bare minimum of four virtual console titles a month on each respective system. I understand that Nintendo don't want V.C titles to cannabalize the sales of other V.C titles but this could be somewhat averted by releasing multiple titles spanning different genres each week.



Folkloner commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Director Teases...:

@StephenYap3 Sadly is right. The game will have been out several months by that point, the amount of players actually needing more 1Up's is growing less and less by the day.

If amiibo support for the other figs had been patched in from the launch of the game then a few 1Up's might have been useful.



Folkloner commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

The way the translation of the voice chat bit is written 'suggests' that voice chat may be reserved for friends only. We'll hopefully know for sure once the rest of the info from the 10 page Famitsu spread has been translated and posted.



Folkloner commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I want more Smash Bros. style read/write functionality from amiibos, rather than having them as glorified unlocks for skins, content and items/abilities.

That was the interesting hook behind them in the first place and we've seen precious little of it.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

@zool You not buying Smash U because Smash 3DS exists is a logical fallacy. You 'chose' to buy Smash 3DS and as a result of lack of funds or some sort of grudge, you now won't buy the Wii U version. There was a Smash 3DS Demo on the eShop, if you were worried it wouldn't be a good fit for the screen size, you should have tried it first.