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IceClimbers

IceClimbers

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#2

IceClimbers commented on Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treat...:

@TomKnows That's hard to say. Konami is the only video game related company that we've heard of this type of thing from. If these types of practices commonly exist in Japanese companies that aren't gaming related, then the gaming industry is just lucky. Either that, or we just aren't aware of it in other companies. We only know that these practices don't exist inside Nintendo.

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#4

IceClimbers commented on Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treat...:

Quite sad indeed. I'm assuming they'll go mobile only after MGSV. If mobile somehow doesn't work out for them, they'll just stop making games and focus on other things like pachinko machines. I hear they have an erotic violence Castlevania pachinko machine now.

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#10

IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@Souflee To be completely fair, mobile games can totally replace games for consoles and handhelds. Not quality-wise, but from a business standpoint. It is completely possible for Nintendo to pull a Konami and drop console gaming for mobile gaming and other non-gaming ventures.

Obviously, mobile gaming could never replace traditional gaming from a gamer's perspective.

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#14

IceClimbers commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@rjejr Surprised you haven't made the comment that it's the first announced for the NX, not the first to it because of a delay

Watch Dragon Quest XI be exclusive to the PS4 in the west due to Sony localizing their version, but neither Nintendo nor SE localize the 3DS and NX versions. Almost the opposite of Monster Hunter. Almost.

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#15

IceClimbers commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

@Kage_88 There's not much you can do to push Smash Bros, or any fighter for that matter. Mortal Kombat X and USFIV, and most likely Street Fighter V, don't vastly differ from their predecessors, and for good reason.

People aren't looking for evolution in fighters. They want fine-tuning of the mechanics, balancing, advanced techniques, and of course, the fighters themselves.

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#16

IceClimbers commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

In regards to the article, I fully agree. An "Ulitmate Edition" of Smash 4 that includes all of the DLC would be wise to have at the NX's launch or soon afterwards.

My reasoning for this is that Smash is a highly desirable game, but the next fully entry isn't set to release until around the end of the NX's lifespan, assuming it has the typical 5 year lifespan. For all we know, Smash 5 could be the NX's swansong and maybe even receive the Twilight Princess treatment. That's far too late, so a remaster of Smash 4 will give people something in the mean time.

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#17

IceClimbers commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

@rjejr Mario Kart 8 has sold over 5 million. There's less than 10 million Wii Us out there. Well over 50% of Wii U owners bought the game. A GOTY edition of that game wouldn't have pushed the game much at all, especially considering Mario Kart 8 is an evergreen title.

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#18

IceClimbers commented on Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August:

So if the Splatoon update is one August 5/6, then I'm guessing the Smash update is mid-late August. Granted, Tourney mode is the only thing that comes free with the update as far as we know. There's obviously some paid DLC that'll become available like more Mii costumes and probably the two N64 stages.

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#23

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Kirk It can be traced back to Nintendo actually. Specifically, it can be traced back to 2009/2010 when they were apparently not doing anything to prepare for the launch of the 3DS in terms of games. Them screwing up the 3DS's launch crippled the Wii U because they basically went all hands on deck making 3DS games to save the handheld, ignoring the Wii U in the process.

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#27

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

Never understood the logic that if Nintendo puts out a console that's powerful (relatively speaking) and easy to develop for, they'll get all the 3rd party support.

Here's the thing, that only ATTRACTS 3rd parties. Wanna know how that goes down? I'll tell you:

When Nintendo puts out said system, the 3rd parties are attracted to the system and put out games for it. Then reality hits when those games don't sell because there's no audience for those games on Nintendo's home consoles as Nintendo fans have a well documented history of ignoring 3rd party games while everyone else prefers them on the other platforms, resulting in the 3rd parties dropping the system faster than rabbits can breed.

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#34

IceClimbers commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

@Peace-Boy Don't worry, Nintendo Directs are in good hands. Game Freak's Shigeki Morimoto has been Iwata's co-host for the Japanese Directs, and will likely serve as the main host now. Meanwhile, the European Directs are taken care of by Satoru Shibata, while the American Directs have Reggie and members of the Treehouse team.

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#36

IceClimbers commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

@Bolt_Strike Be careful what you wish for. Get someone who's too modern thinking and it's goodbye dedicated systems, hello mobile gaming.

Reality is, anyone who puts dedicated gaming first is technically behind the times. We want someone who is only slightly behind the times like Phil Spencer and Shuhei Yoshida are.

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#37

IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

Super Mario Maker will definitely make a commercial splash. Console sales are irrelevant at this point in time - no game will move hardware now.

For those saying they should drop the price, why? Dropping the price isn't a good idea as they'll ultimately make less profit. Moving units isn't a concern. Better to stay at the current price and make more profit.

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#38

IceClimbers commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

Takeda is the probable choice, but if they want long term now then he is not the right choice as he has maybe a decade before retirement and I'm pretty sure he's older than Miyamoto. He'd be a temporary President and CEO.

Then again, having Takeda in that role means someone else will be in charge of hardware most likely. Possibly someone younger and more in line with the modern market's wants and needs.

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#43

IceClimbers commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

Meh, don't really care. Project Cars has problems on the other platforms (or at least PC), as evidenced by people who were absolutely pissed at them for announcing Project Cars 2.

Also, why is it that this article has the huge amount of comments, but the Devil's Third article doesn't? I'd expect it to be the other way around. Surely Devil's Third coming to PC is a way to spin things into Nintendo going 3rd party, right?

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#44

IceClimbers commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

@Grumblevolcano Exactly. Nintendo permitted the PC release of Devil's Third's multiplayer. If Bayonetta 2 comes to another platform, it will be due to Nintendo permitting it. PC is the only non-Nintendo platform they'd port it to anyhow, and even that I seriously doubt.

The only reason to port Devil's Third's multiplayer to PC as a F2P game is so they can make their money back and (potentially) keep the multiplayer alive. Bayo 2's online multiplayer was never a very big component anyways, so its multiplayer dying off doesn't matter. Bayo 2 also sold, what, over 700k copies? Not great, but not horrible either.

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#49

IceClimbers commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

Well that came out of nowhere.

Wait, did they specify which Q4? As in, did they specify Q4 of the calendar year and not the fiscal year? If they just said Q4, then it could come to NA sometime early next year before March 31st.