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Fry

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Fry

#2

Fry commented on Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices:

The problem with dedicated handheld consoles is that they take on quite a niche market - casual gamers on the one side are perfectly happy with android/iOS games, and hardcore gamers on the other side are better server either on a PC, or a serious home console. Handhelds are stuck in between - they do not offer SIGNIFICANTLY better games than those, which are available for android/iOS devices (I'm talking about real games like Mass Effect - not "toilet" games like the Super Mario Bros 2).
Dedicated handheld systems won't be around for much longer.

Fry

#3

Fry commented on Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices:

@HarmoKnight
because handheld consoles never had that many competitors as they have now - from tablets, smartphones etc. And now that $200 gets you tablet with a screen that is 4 times larger than that tiny screen on 3DS, supporting a higher resolution, faster CPU and better graphics, things are looking pretty grim for 3DS imho. I wouldn't have bought a 3DS (for my kids mostly) if it wasn't for my GameBoy era nostalgy. I'm 33.

Fry

#4

Fry commented on Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices:

well, my Nexus 7 will arrive any moment now, and I expect to have A LOT more $5 games from Google Play than $40 games from the Nintendo store. How about that ?
Nintendo is overcharging. A 2 years old game is worth 1/3 of its original price. I think Nintendo will realize this very very soon. Or follow the history of Sega.

Fry

#5

Fry commented on 3DS System Update Locks Out a Lot of Flashcard...:

@Cipher

Yeah, I would just travel with 5 different consoles to play my favorite games. Makes perfect sense. Except it doesn't.
Why shouldn't it be possible to play ALTTP on my 3DS ?
You do realize that Nintendo does not really have any additional costs for selling these old "ROMs". The "emulator" is already a part of the 3DS.

The thing is there are only 2 solutions for playing old games on a single console:
1. a flashcard
2. a 3rd party device (say, a tablet) with an emulator

Nintendo can not win this game by forcing people to move to competing platforms.

Fry

#6

Fry commented on 3DS System Update Locks Out a Lot of Flashcard...:

@SkywardLink98

please, enlighten me.
How can I legally buy and play Zelda Minish Cap and A Link to the Past on my 3DS ? My credit card is waiting.

Had Nintendo provided the whole SNES & GB & GBA collection through the Nintendo shop, I would happily spend $200 on games that I used to play as a child. If I was sure it was account based (like Steam on PC) and not tied to a single 3DS console (ie a single point of failure).

Fry

#7

Fry commented on Rumour: European Wii U Release Date and Pricin...:

@Kirk

thanks. I didn't know the "controller" required the main console for playing standalone games. I guess it does not have a slot for some kind of cartridge/memory card then ;)
I was just wondering whether the 3DS I bought recently to occupy my kids while I'm driving was nearing it's end of life ;)

Fry

#8

Fry commented on Rumour: European Wii U Release Date and Pricin...:

@Kirk

I figured that out, but the question is - since they say you can play games on the "controller" alone - will it replace the current portable consoles ?
I mean it's not a big deal wrapping the "controller" in a box and selling is it as the next-gen portable system, right ? The resolution of the current 3DS/3DS XL screens is pathetic even when compared to budget smart phones. Is the Wii U "controller" going to be the next portable console from Nintendo ?

Fry

#9

Fry commented on Rumour: European Wii U Release Date and Pricin...:

I'm not really following this Wii U stuff, but what exactly is the Wii U controller ?
Apart from controlling a TV console, will it also work as a standalone portable console - ie will it replace the 3DS/3DS XL ?