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Fri 2nd May, 2014

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FragRed commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

I think personally Nintendo were shocked at just how quickly they would sell and didn't envision producing any more adapters so soon. I can't see Nintendo turning down the opportunity to make money by producing more of them before Christmas arrives. They obviously sell extremely well.



FragRed commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

Ah Amazon France strikes again!

I would love it if this were true but somehow I can't see Ubisoft changing their minds about the Wii U and I certainly don't believe they'd sell the IP especially if the new owners made it a success and made Ubisoft look stupid.



FragRed commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

What I find hard to understand is how Sega are still in business? They make some awful decisions when it comes to game development and so many games seem to underperform either critically and/or sales wise.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I am not sure if the fact these are selling out is because Nintendo drastically under evaluated the popularity and so never produced that many to begin with or whether Nintendo simply cannot manufacturer enough to meet the demand.

Somehow I can't see this being the case in the UK. I don't think Super Smash Bros is going to be anywhere near as big over here.



FragRed commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Sony is right, the Vita is better than 3DS... but only in terms of hardware. I bought it day one and apart from Uncharted and Wipeout, it didn't really offer me anything exciting and has collected dust ever since. Whereas the 3DS always has new games coming.

The problem with the Vita is that you can't bring the home console experience to on the go platforms like the Vita so easily. Look at what Sega tried and failed at. Nintendo merely released Tetris with their Gameboy and it sold millions because it is a game that works on the go. Uncharted type games don't.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping...:

I wish Nintendo did this for the UK, may help them attract the attention of those who are unaware of the console.

When I go into Game, the entire left wall of the shop is dedicated to Xbox and the right wall is PlayStation. Both have a playable console with latest game. The Wii U and 3DS are on a small shelf in the middle. Nintendo needs to do something to address this as most who shop at game are casuals, and parents - the ones likely to buy Nintendo.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

@electrolite77 With regards to Captain Toad being delayed here in Europe until January, that is a really stupid decision and I still can't figure out why they are doing it.

I wonder if the pre-orders for Captain Toad were only small in comparison to the US. It's just a thought, but it's the only thing that springs to mind.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

@PinkSpider You mean people are buying Just Dance 2015? Last I heard the sales were appealing this time around, with over half the sales on the Wii, which was still only a small number. I wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft stopped porting games to Nintendo altogether.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

I do question whether Super Smash Bros for the Wii U will be able to do as well in the charts. I don't think it will somehow. It'll chart for certain, but I don't see it getting as high up simply because I think out of all the systems, it will be PS4 and Xbox Ones people will look to buy this holiday.

But I hope I am wrong.



FragRed commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:

Nintendo has a really odd way of releasing their games across multiple territories. Can't quite understand the thinking behind it all. It almost feels like they don't care about Europe sometimes. But then they go and release special edition bundles the US don't get.



FragRed commented on Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Hor...:

My concerns are, that although this is only the second game that seems to be made for the New 3DS, I am worried that the majority of future third party titles will also be made solely for the new system. Also I hope future titles make better use of the Amiibo than paint jobs regardless how awesome they look.



FragRed commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

@cfgk24 The Wii U gets next to no shelf space in my Game. I can't see them expanding it for the Amiibo figures. The problem is the Wii U is not on one of the walls, they are reserved for Microsoft and Sony exclusively. Instead Nintendo are on one of the middle shelves that no one ever looks at.



FragRed commented on Gallery: Project CARS Screens Focus on Realist...:

I don't see any banana skins or green shells!

I do wish they would, for once, actually show something for the Wii U. Because without actual footage or screenshots, I feel like it doesn't exist on the system. And that feeling doesn't help by being released at a later date than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.



FragRed commented on Video: Enjoy a Turbo Boost With This Mario Kar...:

I was initially expecting it to be in the same style as how Mario Kart cups are normally done - 4 new and 4 remakes. However, I am really pleased they chose to do more new than remakes as they look absolutely awesome.

I hope there won't be just 2 sets of DLC and that they continue making new tracks etc throughout the life of the Wii U.



FragRed commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

@Tiredman I don't think it helps that, certainly at my local Game store, the staff openly discuss in front of their customers how crap either Microsoft or Nintendo are compared to the "glorious" Sony and it's consoles. Then they try and persuade their customers to purchase a Sony system.



FragRed commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

@Wolfgabe I do agree with you about TV commercials. TV revenue here in the UK at least, has been in decline for a long long time. And it is partly due to way too many channels springing up, but also thanks to the internet amongst other things, that mean people no longer watch TV programmes as much as they used to.



FragRed commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

I have some concerns over what Genyo Takedo has been saying. This may all be great ideas for Nintendo when it comes to producing first party games, but I am unsure how well it will be received by third party developers which is something Nintendo, I fear, cannot go through another generation without.



FragRed commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:

I know Nintendo will focus a lot on Super Smash Bros for the Wii U (even though they must have said all they can on it by now), but it is their big game of the season. They will also focus on Captain Toad because in the US and Japan, it's a pre-Christmas release. I feel it will also do better in those parts of the world because of it.

I really hope that Nintendo has a surprise up their sleeve for a video game or two, even if just downloads, to be announced in the Direct. Last year they announced NES Remix so it is certainly not out the question and hopefully will be something pretty awesome.

Oh and of course, Nintendo will discuss the Mario Kart 8 DLC as that game is going to be one of their big hopeful sellers this season along with the console and SSB.



FragRed commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wipeout 64:

I find the fact that Sony, who owned Psygnosis, allowed a version of Wipeout to be produced for a competitor console. Especially when you consider that competitor to be Nintendo, whom I was under the impression Sony entered the market to destroy.

I've always been interested in playing this game. I bought F-Zero X which I play a lot. If I find this cheap, may pick it up.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:


Back to profit is good. Sales maybe down, but there's still a lot to look forward to including Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart DLC and lots of games next year.



FragRed commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I don't believe Nintendo having a price cut will have a huge impact on sales. The release of titles such as Super Smash Bros is what will get people buying the systems. If anything, I personally see a price cut could get people questioning Nintendo's confidence in it's own software (this Christmas being Super Smash Bros and perhaps Mario Kart 8).

I think Microsoft's slashing of the Xbox One prices I feel has done just that; got people questioning how confident they are at making big sales despite having Sunset Overdrive and Masterchief Collection being this year's big holiday exclusives.

That is just my opinion.



FragRed commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

To be honest, I really don't know what Nintendo strategy should be. And I am a little confused by what they are wanting to do. Is attracting the mature audience still part of their strategy by realising more games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third? Or have they gone back to just pushing the family experience?

If they need to think seriously about the way they market both the Wii U and their games. That is the big issue they have, and will always be a problem when it comes to getting people to know about what they have to offer.



FragRed commented on Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batm...:

@DESS-M-8 Unfortunately they have an excuse. They said the Batmobile alone would require a single Xbox 360 to power graphically. And considering Wii U is considered last gen by developers, I would imagine Rocksteady have no intention of releasing it for the Wii U.



FragRed commented on Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rath...:

I got the special edition here in the UK for the price of the single Bayonetta 2 on Amazon due to their mistake back in June when I made the pre-order. I just assumed it was always 2 discs over in the US. Never thought there was concerns about the first being digital.



FragRed commented on Weirdness: Super Mario 64 Has a New Level of I...:

There are a few things wrong with this. Firstly, his arms... They are so freaky. And the same when you look down at your feet.

But also the frame rate looks bad. I am sure others before didn't have this problem. But, to be fair, it's miles better than I could ever do so congratulations to him.