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Mon 1st Mar 2010

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gojiguy commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

It's been a pretty poor year for Nintendo games. Let's be real.

But that's just retail. The eShop has been on fire this year and there's still more to come before year's end. Some of the top scoring games of the year here at NL are eShop titles.



gojiguy commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@RainbowGazelle It has to do with power and oppression. The Native Americans had their land stolen from them, were murdered and raped, and generally treated like garbage by the invading Europeans that built America. So to have their traditional garb being worn by European-like characters is pretty tasteless.

Cowboys are just cattle rustlers with hats and sometimes guns. You could argue taht Cowboy media perpetuated negative Native American stereotypes, though.



gojiguy commented on Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hypera...:

I can't wait for this. M2 kinda screwed the pooch with the old Virtual Console version (containing the button hold bug of all early Genesis vc titles) so it'll be nice to have a properly emulated version. In 3d. On the go.

I'd love to see Super Heroes on Wii U vc as well!



gojiguy commented on Konami Not Turning Its Back On Consoles After ...:

Headline is wrong. From their statement:

“Gaming has spread to a number of platforms, but at the end of the day, the platform that is always closest to us, is mobile. Mobile is where the future of gaming lies.”



gojiguy commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

the thing that I don't get is that Wii U owners will pay $12 a pop for an old N64 ROM, or $60 for a NSMB title, and yet balk at paying $15-$20 for a brand new polished game experience built from the ground up for Wii U.

Maybe they don't understand the value of downloadbale titles is no less than retail? I think it's a line that is beginning to blur.

All this being said, the eShop has had some huge successes and I believe it can continue to. Look at Shovel Knight, for example.

I believe S&SII is the next piece of eShop gold and I'll be picking it up day one because it, frankly, looks to be one of the best 3rd party exclusives for the system and, frankly, $20 is a steal for a title that good.



gojiguy commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@bizcuthammer Nintendo didn't "hype it up"- you did. That's how hype works.

I saw the E3 video, took in all the information, enjoyed it, and here I am reading about the best buy locations and the games playable and having a perfectly fine day. I expected it to only be select Best Buy locations, and I knew it couldn't be as big simply due to the time frames.

It's really not something to get angry about, guys. It's video games.

I hope you guys can still enjoy watching the event when it happens.



gojiguy commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I really don't see the big stink being kicked up. I'm not even remotely mad. It's a cool E3 event, what were you guys expecting? Something of the scope and scale of the event 25 years ago?

That's completely unrealistic and it's on you for the following "disappointment."

I'm sure the event will still be fun to watch leading up to E3.



gojiguy commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

I think it's great. This is a high quality title; I've seen it in person.

If Indies can charge more for their games, they can make better games.

$20 is nothing compared to the price people pay for things like The Order 1886 and New Super Mario Bros.



gojiguy commented on Here Are The Tracks You'll Be Driving Around i...:

I'm sold, just let me buy the game!

Also, I'm guessing the dinosaurs are in the Island track?

Track list seems small, but if the game has online play, leaderboards, time trials, or challenges of some kind to stretch out replay value I'll be happy.

I hope they add DLC for new courses.



gojiguy commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

Here is one of the main reasons it didn't sell well:

It was released 8 months after a cheaper version with zero marketing and messaging.

No one will buy your game if they don't know about it (I didn't know this was out and I was following the game) and if they do know they will probably spring for the cheaper portable version.



gojiguy commented on Review: Costume Quest 2 (Wii U eShop):

I noticed some framerate issues at IndieCade which is a shame.

I would've picked this up had it not released the day before Halloween... I wanna play it during the Halloween time so I'll probably pick it up on sale or next october- whichever comes first!



gojiguy commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

I think this study simplifies a very complex topic. I believe that the media has a direct influence on us, even if we do not realize it or wish to admit it. But I don't think that means we can't have violent games or films... It's a very complex issue, and not one I'm qualified to comment on, but there is no definitive answer.