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IceClimbers

IceClimbers

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#3

IceClimbers commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

@Lord Miyamoto isn't responsible for Splatoon's lack of voice chat. That was the developers themselves making personal design choices. I should point out that those were younger people too.

As for Retro, we have no idea what they are working on. They may not even be working on a Metroid title at all, though we do know for a fact that no Metroid Prime title is in development.

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#5

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@Soren That tends to piss people off. Plus, as @faint said, most gamers see the PS4 ports as superior. The major difference in software sales for multiplats shows this. For example, The Witcher 3 sold about 700k on the XB1, and several million on both the PS4 and the PC. That game was advertised on the XB1 too.

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#12

IceClimbers commented on GAME Confirms Shovel Knight amiibo:

@ThomasBW84 Shinen just announced that Fast Racing Neo will have 4 player local multiplayer splitscreen at launch, as well as 8 player online multiplayer.

Meanwhile, Hive Jump has been announced for the Wii U eShop and will have Nintendo exclusive features, including possible amiibo support.

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#15

IceClimbers commented on GAME Confirms Shovel Knight amiibo:

@LiamR If the rumor of Shovel Knight being in Smash is true, but he isn't revealed tonight like GameXplain's Ash said he would (according to his source), then I'd guess he would be revealed on October 3rd, the day the ballot closes.

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#18

IceClimbers commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@LiamR Unrelated to the article, but I've been hearing new rumors on Devil's Third. Basically, the rumor is that XSeed is unhappy with NoA and how they handled Devil's Third (their 180 kneejerk reaction to the massive online backlash). XSeed's relationship with Nintendo has now been potentially damaged for the foreseeable future if the rumor is true as a result of Nintendo's fans and critics demanding that NoA publish a horrible game.

Do you have anything on this rumor?

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#20

IceClimbers commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

Not against Shovel Knight getting in, but at the same time there are far more deserving characters.

I should point out though that indie characters actually have a higher chance than most other 3rd party characters because the licensing is less of a headache. This also goes for Rayman, since he's already in the game.

As far as indie characters go, I'd say Shantae is the most deserving.

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#23

IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

@rjejr Dropping the Wii U price would be a bad business decision. The goal of a business is to make profit. If they had dropped the price of the Wii U, they may have sold more units, but they would have made less profit. Better to sell less units at a higher price and make more profit than to sell more units at a lower price and make less profit.

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#28

IceClimbers commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Squid_Gangster It doesn't have to use an optical disc drive. It can use some sort of SD card. While they are more expensive to produce, the difference is rather small - far smaller than back in the N64 days. Cartridges like the 3DS uses have faster load times than discs and make less noise. Not to mention the fact that they aren't locked to the maximum capacity and can go with smaller (and therefore cheaper) capacities for games that don't take up as much room.

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#29

IceClimbers commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@manu0 Even if this patent has nothing to do with NX, them ditching an optical drive is quite possible to keep costs down on the hardware and to push people towards getting their game digitally, but with SD cards or something similar as a physical option.

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#30

IceClimbers commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@ikki5 Even then, the cost to produce SD cards and other similar flash memory cards is decreasing further and further, while the storage capacity is increasing. The cost difference is nowhere near what it was back in the N64 days.

Going with some sort of cartridge, which today would be more of an SD card type thing, would be better than optical discs. Definitely with you on ditching discs.

Wouldn't it be funny though if Nintendo jumped from last place in pushing the digital age to 1st place (not counting Steam and equivalents on PC)?

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#32

IceClimbers commented on Video: Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and...:

Looks pretty, though unfitting as it isn't in a Metroid-type setting. Anyways, these demos don't mean much as they're in a controlled setting. Tech demos companies release are never representative of what a full game would look like because the demo is a controlled sequence in a controlled setting, where as a full game has so many other factors going in to it that prevent the visuals from looking as good as the tech demo.

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#35

IceClimbers commented on Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To ...:

@rjejr Well we don't know if Nintendo asked them if they could reveal it at E3 or not. Even if they had, the Pokemon Company was saving it for the Pokemon World Championships, which started today. They probably saved it for Worlds because the Pokemon Company's president wanted to have Pokken Tournament be the third pillar of Worlds, alongside the main series games and the TCG.

@Yorumi To be honest, I haven't really bought very many 3rd party games on my PS4 either. Granted, the only games I have on it are 3rd party as Sony hasn't exactly delivered on the 1st party front outside of Bloodborne, which I admittedly haven't picked up yet. I have 6 retail games on my PS4, one of which was Injustice through PS+. I have 6 3rd party games on my Wii U as well though.... so I have no idea where I'm going with this.

With the upcoming 3rd party lineup, the only games I'm even remotely interested in are MGS V, Fallout 4, and Star Wars Battlefront. Can't wait for Battlefront.

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#40

IceClimbers commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:

Wow. So many people on here don't know how divisions of a company work. The QoL thing required Nintendo to expand. The people hired to work on QoL aren't game developers or gaming hardware developers. They don't have anything to do with games. QoL was/is not taking away any resources from NX, mobile, 3DS, and Wii U.

Anyways, I don't think it's been shelved. Delayed possibly, but not shelved.

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#48

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@rjejr And? Twitter is great, but it's not the same. They can do both. I'm sure Iwata-san would have wanted the Directs to continue, with Morimoto being added as a co-host earlier in the year as evidence.

Yes, the Directs will never be the same without Iwata. It'll be weird for a while, especially for the first one, but people will get used to it. Also, I don't see the problem with someone else doing the "directly to you" hand gesture. It honestly would be a great way to honor his legacy - something small, but it means a lot symbolically.

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#49

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@jrob23 They still have the Wii U games that are coming out this year to give information for, particularly Animal Crossing amiibo Festival and Star Fox Zero. There's also the DeNA stuff to go over. Also, let's not forget the 3DS. That should have some new game announcements sooner or later.

I think that the main thing is just that Nintendo's in a bit of an awkward pause following Iwata-san's passing in combination with a post-E3 news lull. It makes it more of a lull when we know there's stuff to announce, but it isn't the right time for those announcements.

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#50

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@XCWarrior Directs and marketing aren't mutually exclusive. Also, why save everything for one time a year when you can have big announcements all year round? Besides, 2014 proved that they can do Directs throughout the year and still have a killer showing at E3. 2015's E3 Digital Event was just presented very poorly and there was lackluster announcements.