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Fri 2nd May, 2014

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FragRed commented on Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country T...:

Oh dear God, I don't think any amount of mind wiping will ever fully remove what I just saw in that video clip.

And Nintendo are happy to allow this to be released on DVD? Surely they aren't that desperate!



FragRed commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

If Sega and Sony had joined forces to create the console, and probably all successor consoles, Sega would have disappeared eventually anyway as I have no doubt Sony would have eventually bought them out.

Also I agree Nintendo should remain producing its own consoles and hardware. Whether some of their older games become available on iOS and Android etc is a difficult one but I accept Nintendo's standing. It is their IP, their software, their decision.



FragRed commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

@SpykeXD I thought Activision dropped the game license. Wasn't that why they were all removed from digital stores and why they haven't done a new one in the last few years? I know there was a rumour going around they had dropped it a while back.



FragRed commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

Sega has been in a downward spiral ever since the launch of the Saturn 20 years ago. I wonder how many more years they will last?

If Sega wants to make Sonic a big selling franchise, there is a very simple lesson to learn. Look at what your successful Sonic games have been and use one of those as your foundation for all future games in the franchise.



FragRed commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I personally don't see a need for reviews. In most cases I have already made up my mind upon whether or not I want a game before its released and for those which I am unsure about, I will watch a Lets Play video either on Youtube or Twitch to help me decide



FragRed commented on Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believ...:

I think this game will come West. Partly because Nintendo needs games on the Wii U, and with virtually no triple A third party support, they are carrying the system themselves. So I see this as a logical move for Nintendo to port.

Also Nintendo seems to be releasing one "mature" game Q3 of each year - Bayonetta 1 & 2 last year, and Devil's Third this year. Perhaps this will be next year's. It makes sense.



FragRed commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

Okay here are my thoughts. Firstly, with the release of a 3DS this year I doubt we will see anything as far as another handheld is concerned within the next couple of years which causes a big problem with an already overdue upgrade in technology. It is simply far too old.

I don't think they will release a hybrid console as their next system. There are way too many problems that would need to be overcome. First of all, everyone says that the Wii U has no third party support which is true. However, what makes you so sure that they will come rushing to port their games over to a hybrid system?

It sounds like another "gimmicky" console to me which is what got them in this situation to begin with. Not only would developers need to port games over to what ever Nintendo's hardware be for the home portion of the console, but then it would need to be scaled down for running on a more limited handheld power? Can you realistically see anyone doing that? It would be another easy way out for Activision, EA and Ubisoft etc. Plus I don't want to wait a whole year until Nintendo finally starts being able to push out it's own first party support because they have to figure out how to programme for the machine themselves.

For me I see Nintendo keeping their handheld and home consoles separate for the time being. It will be a lot safer than putting all their eggs into one basket, at least until they are in a more financial stable position with hopefully the Quality of Life pillar producing a good steady income. Then I think they can take a gamble.

For now the next home console, which I think will be the next system they release, needs to be more powerful than a PS4 so that it can be at least ready to take some damage when the PS5 and Xbox Two are announced and the hardware is revealed to be more powerful. It won't seem, I hope, as much of a difference. But I doubt Nintendo will go for Blu-Ray, licensing technology like that doesn't appear to be their thing.

I also see like everyone else that both handheld and home console will be linked together like the PS Vita and PS4 with a proper Nintendo ID system in place.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Remains Silent on Third Party Wii Gam...:

I don't think third party Wii games will come to the Wii U. Even though it wouldn't be hard to do and would cost virtually nothing for the developer/publisher, I still see them using the "small install base" argument as to why they won't do it.



FragRed commented on Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of N...:

I don't think this or any other arcade games will be ported over to the Wii U especially anything racing oriented as that would likely be seen as competition for Mario Kart 8. Also I question how difficult it would be to determine who'd own the rights of ownership since Nintendo aren't developing these titles and it seems nor are they publishing them.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Launches Beta of 'Creators Program' f...:

I think it's a bad idea and could be seen as confusing. Also taking 2 months to receive your revenue is going to be a major turn off for a lot of people, especially those who'd look at this as a potential full time job as some do.

And why miss out on including a game like Super Smash Bros fir the Wii U & 3DS? And if you played said game would you be in breach of the partnership?



FragRed commented on New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Ja...:

I hope the delay in Mario Maker is to add a lot more content. It does explain it's absence from the recent Nintendo Direct.

I did kinda hope it was to release relatively soon as it means there's nothing coming out from Nintendo that I actually care about until Splatoon.



FragRed commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

I doubt Nintendo will launch any new home consoles until 2017 which will give the Wii U a 5 year life cycle. I can't see Nintendo wanting to support it longer than that.

I do believe we may see or hear about the next handheld this year with an official launch next year. I see the New 3DS as only a stop gap. That's assuming the next system isn't a hybrid, which I think will happen the generation after next, when technology allows it to be both cheap and powerful.



FragRed commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U an...:

What worries me most about Zelda U is whether it will look as stunning as the E3 reveal. Nintendo has said that it looks better than that at E3 but they haven't shown any real footage other than what was shown during the Game Awards which made it a quite a bit difficult to see exactly how it looks.

I know graphics aren't everything, especially if gameplay is decent (I find Hyrule Warriors to be a good example of that) but it is still something that concerns me greatly about Zelda U.



FragRed commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

I am most excited for the release of Metroid Prime Trilogy as I never owned that title. Now it is coming to the Wii U I am gonna have to pick it up. I hope that it is gamepad/pro controller compatible.

Also why are they releasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 but not the first game? Seems odd to me.



FragRed commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

They could just do an HD remake of the Gamecube game for now. Wouldn't be too expensive and would be another game to stick on the shelves. I'm still interested to know what that HD remake Nintendo teased last year was in development for the Wii U is. Assuming it wasn't cancelled



FragRed commented on Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - Janua...:

I'm sure there'll be a Nintendo Direct soon because it is good timing to show what's coming for those new to Wii U and remind/update the rest of us. However I think Nintendo also has one secret Wii U game up it's sleeve. They announced a HD remake was coming to the Wii U not too long before E3 last year but nothing came of it. I can see that being announced before E3 this year. Hopefully a first half year release.



FragRed commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

I wouldn't be surprised if it is revealed that this will be used for both the QOL and a new handheld, with the hole in screen design being for the QOL Nintendo are planning. It could easily be that next year both are announced.

Nintendo like to do a 2 year announcement of their consoles (first year revealing and second showing it off), so this may be a 2016/2017 release.



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

I continue to get this feeling that Nintendo really has little to no time for the EU/UK market even though they release exclusive limited edition versions of some games and console bundles. You can't rely entirely on Internet advertising, especially as most I see are on Nintendo focused news sites.



FragRed commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

I found it really funny when I read "Let’s build a Mario empire!" - would that be the same Mario empire Nintendo have been successfully building since the 1980s? That comes across as being full of themselves in the most worst way in my eyes.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@Kaze_Memaryu though Bungie don't make Halo, the Masterchief Collection does contain the games made by Bungie, just in HD format but with broken online it's no wonder why people aren't buying it. And Assassins Creed is on multiple platforms that helps it, even if you do need to spend several months waiting for patches.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

Sometimes I wonder if Nintendo actually realises how popular these Gamecube adapters and Amiibo are. Surely it's not too difficult to produce more of these things, though I imagine they'll keep doing so in small numbers.



FragRed commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

I want Nintendo to make bumper profits to offset any losses they made earlier in the year but I don't see the Amiibo selling anywhere near those numbers, perhaps they can get a good selling figure internationally but not in North America alone.