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Sat 24th August, 2013

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Franklin commented on Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn'...:

I don't know why Nintendo doesn't buy more studios generally. It would solve their 3rd party games problem (well, technically they wouldn't be 3rd party anymore, but the result is same).

They certainly have enough money. They've worked closely with Capcom and Namco, giving them key franchises to work on, buying those would be a good idea.

What bewilders me though is that Nintendo hasn't bought Sega yet. I mean really, it virtually is a 2nd party developer for Nintendo already.



Franklin commented on Feature: How to Track Down Nintendo's Original...:

There's a Pokemon Center in most major cities, like Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya etc, though they're not always the easiest to get to. The one in Fukuoka is right in the main station, if you're visiting there.

In Tokyo, there is also the Nintendo Game Front, located on the 2nd floor of the Panasonic Center. It's OK, you can play the latest games there. Amazingly, there is no Nintendo World Store in Tokyo or anywhere in Japan. Really.

There's so much in Akhihabara, but the most famous is probably Super Potato.



Franklin commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

The Wii U was ill conceived, I think everyone can see that now.

Looks unlikely to me that Nintendo can pull it back with the NX, though many didn't foresee the success of the Wii after the GameCube.

Most likely I think they'll become a very different company. An established brand like Disney who still have an occasional hit, but are generally a shadow of what they were.

Whatever happens, Nintendo's classics will live on.



Franklin commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Let's face it, there's not much Nintendo can do now. After Mario Maker, what is left? We're making our own levels, the magic is gone, we won't be very impressed with another New Super Mario Bros. They're out of ideas, it had to happen some time.

They'll just become a brand like Disney, selling toys as people remember the classics. It was good while it lasted, we'll always have the memories.

Thank-you Nintendo.



Franklin commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

2 most exciting games, Mario Tennis and Star Fox, haven't been improved upon since the N64.

I'd bet a lot of money on Zelda being delayed onto the NX.

Nintendo right now seems indicative of a lot of Japan, have a contempt for a lot of their customers. They are to buy and shut up. The World Championships nonsense represents nicely how they haven't moved on from the booming 90s where the consumer didn't mind so much as they had money in their pocket. These days, you can't afford to be a dick.