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Fri 2nd May, 2014

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FragRed commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

I wanted to love this game when Sonic Boom was first announced, but after seeing gameplay footage it just looks far too slow and, well to be honest, boring. But that is just my opinion and I hope to be proved wrong and I am sure others will certainly enjoy it.



FragRed commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Rel...:

There are a fair few people here who are saying Nintendo should/will buy Capcom. That would be pretty awesome and Nintendo needs more 1st party studios for the Wii U, 3DS and what ever future systems they release.

Times are changing and with the rise in costs of video games, it seems the big developers/publishers are less inclined to port games over to Nintendo systems unless Nintendo personally help fund it. This is why I think Nintendo needs to start buying out or starting up developers.

Capcom would be a good first buy but don't think it will ever happen.



FragRed commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

Ah when I first saw the article I was really happy and was excited that he was to be producing games for Nintendo again. But then my heart sank when I realised they were focusing on mobile games. Just like many other start ups now days.



FragRed commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

There is something seriously wrong with the way Nintendo moderate their service. I feel like Nintendo think about all the most extreme things that could happen and use it as an excuse as to why it needs disabling/banning.



FragRed commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Of course it will come to the west. Firstly Nintendo needs every game it can get on their systems. Just because it has not been mentioned doesn't mean it won't happen. I imagine it will come out next year so not to interfere with he sales of games like Bayonetta, Super Smash Bros and Hyrule Warriors.

Also if they are producing a Hollywood movie adaptation of the franchise (don't get me started on why it's not a Japanese adaptation, bad decision) then I really can't see there not being a localised release of the game.



FragRed commented on Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Br...:

Nintendo are hugely odd in their ideas and localising of games. However, Nintendo also know that the Wii U is in real big problems when it comes to video games right now so I am sure they wouldn't miss an opportunity to add to the title and hopefully sell a few more consoles in the west.

By the way, I have seen one or two people mention that Nintendo either owns or part owns the franchise. I thought it was available on other systems, so when did this come about?



FragRed commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

And this is the reason why living in the UK sucks. Can you imagine anyone over here doing anything like that? Even our so called 'Sales' aren't much more than small decrease in pricing on Nintendo first party.



FragRed commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

This was a real hard poll to choose from. I went with Ocarina of Time in the end. Don't know what it is, but at that point in time Nintendo were on form with their 3D releases in games. Think they understood the evolution from 2D to 3D much better than anyone else.

That said I really loved Wind Waker HD.



FragRed commented on This Retro City Rampage Map Should Be Handy If...:

@Plutonian I just bought a PlayStation and am seeking out original GTA for it. Not keen on GTA 2 mind.

I have yet to buy anything from Nintendo's WiiWare or eShop simply because I am worried that if my system breaks I lose everything. I may have to buy it on another system or my PC.



FragRed commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

He knew that his ball was illegal. You don't win 3 times without knowing a thing or two about Pokemon. And I personally believe that the judges should ban anyone who has an illegal ball regardless of whether it has any effect on the Pokemon being used or not.

As soon as you start letting little things like that slip through the nets, people will try and push things further and further in the hopes of getting away with it.



FragRed commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Summe...:

I would definetely get a fair few of these titles, though perhaps not so much the Super Smash Bros game as I am getting it on the Wii U. However I really cannot afford any until probably next year. Far too many other awesome games I have to buy from Nintendo.



FragRed commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

@Savino That maybe true, but I think the Japanese shareholders are very different to the way ours are. Just look at the one guy who says that they are Nintendo fans and would love to be given video games etc during the AGM. You would never see such commitment or understanding of a company over here from our shareholders.

Money money money and how much can I sell the business for as soon as someone offers is what we get.



FragRed commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

The only titles here that I am truly excited about, and have pre-ordered, are those either developed or published by Nintendo. I will wait and see how Watch Dogs does in the reviews before taking action in purchasing it. And I got bored with the Lego games a long time ago.



FragRed commented on Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zeld...:

When I read the heading for this article, I was really hoping that there was to be other unannounced Zelda games in the pipeline. Am happy that there is to be another 3DS title and I get that it's a lot easier to create games for than the Wii U, but was still hoping that there was more to come on the home system.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Wor...:

@siavm I totally agree with you. Year three will not be a good year for AAA third party games. However, baring in mind Nintendo already said that they announce the next system in about 2 or 3 years I could see that developers will hold off until something new comes along.

The thing with Nintendo is, it has been a very long time since they had true great AAA third party support. People purchase Nintendo for Nintendo first party as a whole. And it appears to be that their most successful hardware always seems to be the ones that are less powerful than competitors, from the Game Boy to the Wii and the DS/3DS.



FragRed commented on Video: Lana Brings Some Deadly Magic to Hyrule...:

Looking at those videos, Lana looks the more interesting character to play than Zelda.

Normally these type of games don't interest me, but I have this on pre-order and just keep getting more and more excited with each new video!!



FragRed commented on Feature: Breathing New Life Into The Original ...:

I came across Shaun and his site through Instagram when Nintendo Life posted a picture of a Game Boy he modded for them. Been really interested in purchasing one, never had one when I was a child. But not sure if I should buy the original Game Boy or wait till he starts doing Game Boy Pocket.



FragRed commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

@Jorzha I want it to be good, but I will hold off until they show actual gameplay footage. Plus I am in two minds over DICE being developer.

Still, things may well still look up. It maybe free to play, full of wonderful micro transactions just begging you to pay to buy extra ammo, guns, characters, levels, textures, music, sound, controller support etc. Not a bad deal really, just cost you your life savings and four mortgages on your home, sell your car and max out nine credit cards.



FragRed commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

What EA really means is that they couldn't create "games" such as Dungeon Keeper on the 3DS or Vita because they know no real gamer would ever, ever touch it and invest all their hard earned cash on the endless number of micro transactions they love to put in their free to play titles. Am I right?



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@SomeBitTripFan Yes I think we were lucky last time, being that it was just the North America game industry that crashed and that Nintendo were looking to capitalise on the success of the Famicom in Japan by going global. This time around, unless Nintendo do something similar, I see a possibility it could be some time before it happens.

One concern of mine is that the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) have a supposed 10 year life cycle and are being produced by 2 companies who are currently undergoing major changes, Sony especially. The future of these systems and successors rely heavily on whether Microsoft and Sony will be around, or in the position to continue operating the way they are in the next decade.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@SomeBitTripFan That is very true. And if, or should I say, when the crash happens, unlike the last time it will have a global effect due to how integrated the studios, publishers and market as a whole is. Also this time around there is billions of dollars at stake in the home console market alone. And then you have all the areas that are directly or indirectly linked such as gaming shops, websites, Twitch etc. There is a lot more to lose this time round.

However, I think that like last time, a company like Nintendo will be what brings us back down to the roots of what true gaming is, after the crash has happened, and a new market will be built.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@DilMan33 I still think it is too early for a hybrid console to be released of any true quality. The hardware I feel is not good enough yet to be able to compete as a home console and at the same time be a portable handheld. I am not sure I will need to check what was said, but I have a feeling Nintendo said something similar to that effect. If a hybrid happens, I would be very surprised if it is the next console like many think or hope it is. Not that you were suggesting it would be.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@SomeBitTripFan I think we could be in for a very serious problem with the way the mobile market is going. It's not just handhelds that it is eating away the market of. But home consoles which you would think wouldn't be affected, is too losing ground to smartphones and tablets. New generations are being bought up in a totally different world to anything before.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@SomeBitTripFan I would argue its not in it's fledging state anymore, it has been around for a lengthy period of time and I personally do not see things changing for mobile gaming simply because too many developers/publishers see money in producing these kind of cheap or free to play games. Look at the new Atari and EA.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@Aslanmagic Amen to that. I was like that at first, the ability to play games on the phone was awesome. But like you it faded quickly.

You cannot replace £40 games with 69p games or free to play. The quality won't be there for starters, and physical buttons will always triumph over touch screen.



FragRed commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I assume Nintendo will come out with a follow up to the 3DS, because it's Nintendo and they were the kings of handheld even when not in the home console market. But I don't know if they could produce a system along with games that could make any real impact with the way things are going.

And for those who believe or hope the next console is a hybrid, I actually hope it isn't. I don't think the technology to produce a system that is capable of being both a handheld and home console is there yet. What ever Nintendo would have to produce would I feel be a step backwards in terms of power from the Wii U which is not the right way to go when everyone else is making more powerful hardware.