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Gunnerholic

Gunnerholic

I hope this is not Chris' Blood...

Male, 30, United Kingdom

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Thu 23rd May, 2013

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#2

Gunnerholic commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

@Platypus101 I don't think 'we' do claim to be experts but in over 30 years of gaming it is possible to notice trends and disagree with the direction a company is moving particularly when you think back to.how successful said company was when they were at the cutting edge and gimmick free.

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#3

Gunnerholic commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

@IceClimbers My point is the Wii U is severely underpowered compared to just about anything this generation. I dont ascribe to this idea that Nintendo machines should be only for first party titles, however amazing they are they are just too infrequent we need the third party titles to fill in the gaps. The Sony strategy seems about the best right now.

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#5

Gunnerholic commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

That's all well and good that they are trading strongly and all but the way the company direction has changed under Iwata hasn't impressed many long time Nintendo enthusiasts. I hope the NX is everything we've dreamed of; the spiritual successor to the SNES but I doubt it, not with this guy running the roost it's all about underpowered gimmicks. If it wasn't for the strong catalogue of first party titles, Nintendo's home console division would have tanked years ago.

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#6

Gunnerholic commented on Video: The Nintendo Life Reaction to Nintendo'...:

@ValiantPixel You really believe that? I can't say I'm so sure. The Wii U has really highlighted to me how badly managed Nintendo is from the top downwards, they are really at risk of becoming irrelevant in the console market. I feel burned with the Wii U next time nostalgia will count for nothing, I'm out...

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#14

Gunnerholic commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

I really hope Nintendo don't throw the towel in with the Wii U, if this console only lasts until next Christmas then I'm afraid I'm going to call it a day on Buying Nintendo products after 25 years. Sounds like Nintendo are looking to move into new markets anyways with this Quality of Life platform.

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#17

Gunnerholic commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Will Be Cheaper on Wii U:

I was going to get it for the Wii U regardless, online multiplayer does not interest me in the slightest, never has. I think a large number of Nintendo users feel the same, I for one would rather play local multiplayer any day than against some snot nosed kid who has nothing better than to spend 24 hours a day 'practising'. Which is why I was really surprised Ubisoft went with online mp for Splinter Cell and omitted the local co-op mode.... :/

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#27

Gunnerholic commented on Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo":

Do you know what's even more hilarious than Pachter's comments? The overly sensistive commenters who keep on replying to these articles in such a defensive way lmao talk about troll bait, just don't listen or even better take it all with a grain of salt.

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#28

Gunnerholic commented on Eiji Aonuma - The Wind Waker HD is a "Test Cas...:

Wont be getting this, was recently re-playing the original and tbh it still holds up pretty well tbh. I see no need to re-purchase the game if there are going to be minimal changes/additions. It sound like a "Get this if you haven't experienced the Windwaker before" kind of thing.

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#31

Gunnerholic commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Third-Party Concern...:

@Yorumi I see what your saying but I still don't think its truly a fair comparison as they are both different products, the 3DS is not an extension of the Wii U. Not everyone who likes console gaming likes handheld gaming and vice versa. I myself am not a fan of handheld gaming as it doesn't offer the same experiences that I crave.

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#32

Gunnerholic commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Third-Party Concern...:

@Yorumi And what of the PS Vita is that indicative of Sony's fortunes or shall we dissect the performances of each product on the market it is placed? We all know Nintendo is the market leader in handhelds and the goodwill from developers is much better. Nintendo have been cast adrift from third parties in the home console division for years.

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#34

Gunnerholic commented on Wii U Turned Ubisoft On To Second-Screen Gamin...:

At the end of the day people going on about the 3DS 'rags to riches' story is not going to parallel the Wii U's fortunes I'm afraid. The home console market is crushingly competitive in relation to the handheld CONSOLE market. The cost of producing games on home consoles nowadays is a gamble some developers/publishers cannot take, its quite depressing really that creativity may suffer because of this but its no different to any other entertainment medium. Sorry to keep banging on about this but Nintendo really needs to try and balance its innovation with hardware parity if it wants to stay relevant in the games market. Times have changed, its not 1993 anymore, third party developers give gamers a lot of choice and its about time Nintendo understood this. Sony has been taking advantage of this for a looong time and it is the path to emulate, as well as having fantastic exclusive franchises (which Nintendo has).

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#35

Gunnerholic commented on Investor Approval Rating For Satoru Iwata Drop...:

@Pianist88 I would think Iwata is quite hands on with the strategic planning of Nintendo. The blueprint that was set out after the Gamecube was very much Iwata's doing, I remember him coming out and saying that the day of Nintendo competing for the most powerful console around was over, hardware designs were to be more innovative. This worked for a while, the Wii and DS were a breakout success but as everybody knows the casual market moved on and Nintendo failed to have a plan b in place.

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#36

Gunnerholic commented on Iwata Says He Didn't Commit to Stepping Down O...:

I wish he would step down, as much as he is a pleasant enough fellow he's shifted Nintendo into an area where its sort of alienated old school gamers. I much preferred the Yamauchi era (Nes, Gameboy, SNES, N64, Gamecube) to Iwata's tenure thus far. I sort of feel that they aren't the Nintendo they once were and although the hardware is more innovative the games have suffered for it, I didn't really get on with the Wii and its motion controls, I like the Wii U but right now the software isn't taking advantage of its features, then again it could be nostalgia talking :/

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#39

Gunnerholic commented on 3D Adventure Title Dreamfall Chapters Under Co...:

I'd say it sounds to me like they are nervous or a little out of their comfort zone with regards to the Wii U perhaps. When you are an indie dev the last thing you want is to be using all your resources on a tricky console port.

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#45

Gunnerholic commented on Crimson Dragon Studio Working On Unannounced P...:

Excellent, It was bittersweet to see the Panzer Dragoon successor being released on a console I will never own, but who knows, hopefully this Wii U release will be something similar...hmmm a rail shooter on a Nintendo console, Starfox per chance?

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#50

Gunnerholic commented on Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox On...:

Yup, after seeing the last console of the next gen revealed, I was really disappointed with both Sony and MS consoles, we are moving further away from what it's supposed to be about...the games! I'm fed up with online multiplayer, Kinect and The Playstation pad which should have gone out with square wheels. I decided straight after the MS conference to go online and get the ZombiU premium pack from GAME