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Sun 18th August, 2013

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IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

@Kirk To be fair, the Wii U's 32 GB can go farther than PS4's 500 GB if you are buying all retail games physically. XB1 and PS4 often require installs even for physical copies of games, and when these games are 40 GB+ due to lack of effort in proper file compression, that 500 GB doesn't last long.

A new Wii U SKU with more internal storage would be a good idea though :)



IceClimbers commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

Nice Wii U bundles. However, I think a Bayonetta bundle would be an even smarter move. Releasing a Wii U bundle with both Bayonetta games and either a Pro Controller or Bayonetta Bloody Fate (or both) would be an extremely smart move to convince fans of the first game to bite in order to play the second game.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

@FernandoMachado Both. Smash Mario works with other games, but they might still release, say, a Mario Party 10 Mario. The MP10 Mario would apparently work with other games, including Smash. Basically, you get to choose your favorite.

Anyways, I recommend getting the Mario amiibo as that one will have the most functionality, and the most bang for your buck.



IceClimbers commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@minotaurgamer Wrong. Miyamoto is saying that going after the non-gamers like they did with Wii and DS is pointless because they won't stick around. Wii U was supposed to appeal to both non-gamers and gamers, hence the name of the system. They expected the non-gamers to stick around and buy a Wii U, but that audience had already left.

Why go after a crowd that won't care and is pushing your loyal fanbase away? That would eventually kill Nintendo as they'd have no audience to appeal to.

Big reason why Wii U is failing is that the system was rushed to the market - they didn't give developers, neither 3rd nor 1st party, enough time with the system before launch. Combine that with piss poor marketing, and you have the situation the system is in now.

Anyway, focusing on gamers is what Nintendo should be doing, and it's good to see that they are going to do so.

Fixing their image is a big thing that Nintendo has to do



IceClimbers commented on The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2...:

@Blast Assuming those are even coming out for PS4 (and XB1). Square Enix doesn't have the best track record :P

@Kirk Actually, I could have predicted PS4 falling quickly in Japan. Sony's marketing there is not just abysmal, but actually insulting. Their marketing there was showing commercials of people from other countries enjoying the system, but it came off as an elementary school playground taunt ("Look at all these people who got the PS4 before you did ha ha ha"), which I'm sure the Japanese did not take too kindly to.



IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I think it's great that they are opening up new possibilities for Mario Kart. I've been a supporter of the idea of adding non-Mario/Donkey Kong characters and content for a while now, but the most part considered it some sort of fanboy dream. However, when I first saw Pink Gold Peach, my first thought was ".....Yeah, its time. It's time to branch out". Can't wait to race as Link.

Anyways, I think the DLC packs bring up a bigger talking point than just Mario Kart. This crossover DLC and the crossovers in the NES Remix games , as well as Smash of course, seem to be easing us into the idea of one large Nintendo Universe where all of their franchises coexist. Amiibo obviously will be one of the driving factors connected to that idea. Imagine Pit in Mario Party 10 or Kirby in Yoshi's Woolly World (actually I can see that happening). It opens up so many possibilities for many games, and letting 3rd party franchises and characters get in on that will open it up even more (cough Pac-Man for Mario Kart 8 cough).

Obviously, there would be some boundaries within this universe, as I doubt the main series Zelda or Pokemon games would be affected by this. That being said, any spinoffs are fair game (depending on said game of course).

EDIT: Just realized the big thing that makes me excited about the idea of one big Nintendo universe: the character reveal trailers for Smash! I mean, how many of us thought Kirby was gonna be in MK8 when first watching Rosalina's trailer? Or how about the epic fanservice Link vs Pit fight in Palutena's trailer?



IceClimbers commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

People, arcades are still very popular and thriving in Japan. In fact, many of them also combine them with slot machines (there's a specific name for them but I can't remember what it is).

All Tekken games come to arcade first, consoles later. Considering the US Pokemon pages and Youtube channel are even promoting this means that a Wii U version will come later. You didn't see them hyping up Pokemon Battrio, did you?

Quit worrying/complaining people. It will come in due time. Oh, and no, Pokken Fighters is in no way a system seller, or at least not like Kart or Smash. It's as much of a system seller as Bayonetta 2 is.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

I could see Ice Climbers not being in the main game on the 3DS version and then added as mandatory free DLC before the Wii U version comes out, or just mandatory free DLC after both versions are out. Main reason they'd be released as DLC is due to not having enough time to work out the issues on the 3DS version.



IceClimbers commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

@AlexSora89 True, though you might have to unlock all of the characters to unlock All-Star mode. Is the picture not showing all of the characters? The only actual footage we have is of characters who were on the picture showing the character select screen. I think at this point it's probably best to act like it is the final roster, so that if its not then the rest are surprises.



IceClimbers commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

@ChessboardMan Less than that. Only a couple of weeks to go until the Japanese release of Smash 3DS. We'll see if it's real then or not, or if this is the full roster.

Anyways, I'm pretty sure this is real. Dr Mario is a really odd choice to bring back. Plus SEVEN Mario reps?! (Yoshi and Wario rep their own franchises). If there's one thing I will say about the leak, is that Dark Pit could easily be given a unique moveset and therefore not a clone of Pit; however, the leaked picture seems to suggest otherwise given that Dr Mario, Dark Pit, and Lucina are next to each other, which is a bit disappointing.



IceClimbers commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

The evolution sequence looks really cool. Also that random Psychic trainer is under Cycling Road again.

Must say though, was slightly disappointed to hear the title screen theme when I clicked on the video. I wanna hear more of the soundtrack!!!



IceClimbers commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Kirk You do realize amiibo can't take off if Smash doesn't take off, right? Amiibo will never be successful unless the games it works with are successful. That success runs primarily off of Smash. Other wise people will just buy the amiibo and skip over the Wii U entirely.



IceClimbers commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@sinalefa Yeah the Operation started a couple days ago, and is gaining traction today, especially on Twitter. Youtuber Doctre81 started it. JP Kellams from Platinum Games has tweeted about it and supports it, and has said that if someone sends him an Operation Platinum t-shirt he'll wear it at TGS. Even BLACKB0ND is supporting it.



IceClimbers commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Einherjar Awesome! I'm planning on buying a copy, though I'm not sure if my budget will allow it on day one. Will pick it up at some point though!

For those that don't know, Operation Platinum is a movement created to show Ubisoft and other devs that mature titles can sell well on Nintendo consoles (Wii U in this case) by getting as many people as possible to buy Bayonetta 2. The goal is to get the game to surpass 1 million sales. It's an ambitious goal that, while unlikely to happen, is not impossible.

Even if it doesn't change anything in regards to the third parties, at the very least it can make Nintendo want to fund Bayonetta 3. It would also show Nintendo that we want them to fund more of these kinds of games. Bayo 2 and Devil's Third are great starts.



IceClimbers commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss We're not saying to ignore the negatives. There are flaws and areas that can be improved. Constructive criticism is good when necessary. We're saying that all of us need to stop blowing the negatives out of proportions and actually talk about the positives of the system far more often. We keep giving the system a negative stigma that's turning people away from the system.

Saying that the fanbase doesn't blow all of the negatives out of porportions and then continues to dwell upon them would be an absolute lie. There's countless articles where the comment section does this on this website alone.

If people would actually talk about the positives more often - and where they are more likely to be read (ie not 95% exclusively in forums), then it would give off a much more positive vibe to others and they'll be much more inclined to consider buying the system.

@Captain_Toad lol

@Einherjar Pretty much. Have you heard of Operation Platinum?



IceClimbers commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Einherjar This. You hit the nail right on the head. Our poor support of the Wii U is what's bringing it down more than anything else. When it's own fanbase can't get behind the system and support it, what message does that send to others?

The first thing that NEEDS to stop is us dismissing a game based upon it's ability to sell the system. We need to stop expecting a single game to be some "holy savior" that will magically make the system fly off the shelves. Seriously people, stop. It will take a combination of games, both upcoming and the back catalog, to sell the system.

Second thing that needs to stop is us Wii U owners attacking 3DS owners. Why is it that Wii U owners will beg for 3DS games like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Kid Icarus Uprising to come to Wii U, yet whenever 3DS owners ask for something on Wii U to come to 3DS (ie GBA games on VC), Wii U owners bash them to hell and back? That double standard NEEDS to stop.

I think it's time for an operation to get the Nintendo fanbase, specifically Wii U owners, to raise awareness about the positives of the system and to quit being so negative. Got any name suggestions? "Operation ____"



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smas...:

@SockoMario There's Smash, Pokemon ORAS, Pokemon Art Academy, Fantasy Life, and then Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney Trilogy (digital only), and Persona Q in North America.

@unrandomsam You are literally the only person I have ever heard say that Bayonetta is a button masher. Every other person I've heard has said that button mashing will get you killed and prevents higher medals, let alone Pure Platinum.



IceClimbers commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@gatorboi352 When 3rd parties burn us so many times, we have a right to dismiss them. They have to build a consumer base on Nintendo platforms by not giving us the middle finger every time they turn around. 3rd parties can be successful on Nintendo, but they won't even bother trying. Why won't they? Essentially, Nintendo will NEVER get proper third party support again until Nintendo can create a platform where their 1st party games are inferior to the 3rd party games. Otherwise, there is NOTHING Nintendo can do.



IceClimbers commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

Sorry, but if Nintendo were to get rid of region locking, you can kiss localization of many games goodbye. Region locking is forcing Nintendo to localize games. Without it, I can guarantee you that many games would not be localized. I know, it's bad logic, but you all know that would be Nintendo's logic.



IceClimbers commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

@Action51 In order for 3rd parties to support Nintendo home consoles, Nintendo would have to change who they are, bend over for them, and make their 1st party offerings minimal so that the 3rd parties can be top dog on Nintendo platforms.

3rd parties want an oligopoly in the home console market. They have one now in everything from platform holders (Sony, Microsoft) to retailers (Gamestop) to even the media. Nintendo is the only thing outside of this oligopoly. By giving Nintendo platforms the abuse they have been, they're attempting to force Nintendo out of the market as they are a threat. Nintendo is capable of surviving without 3rd party support. Xbox and PlayStation are not.



IceClimbers commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted:

Note that the assets actually hinted at the game being on Xbox 360, not Xbox One. Meaning if this is timed exclusive, it's a waste of time on MS's part.

Anyways, there is no chance this will hit Wii U. 3DS on the other hand, we'll have to wait and see.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

@AVahne I do believe Monolith Soft is working on a game for 3DS. We got some abstract concept art a couple years ago, but nothing since then. Not sure if it's still be worked on or if it got put on hiatus until Xenoblade Chronicles X is finished. No actual game has been announced though.