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ikki5

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#2

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America):

I wish we'd get some Wii games.... but I guess we gotta wait for Megaman games to end.... Splatoon won't be for a while either as it costs way too much in North America. The price will have to come down $20-$30 before I even consider it.

@Grumblevolcano
I added in the Wii games complaint for you.

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#3

ikki5 commented on BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop:

@rjejr TVii offers nothing, you're not missing much of anything. It basically makes your Wii U a remote and basically takes out the off TV play when someone else is using the TV. The fact that people cared about this redundant, un-useful, service amazes me.

One another note... what is that Cat Mario show?
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Ok, I looked it up on youtube.... I think I just became more stupid.

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#8

ikki5 commented on This Kickstarter Project About Competitive Pok...:

@linforcer

Yeah I know, my calculator gave me a total of 1.1.99200973x10^14 (accounted for repetition of Pokemon) combinations if you go with 6 Pokemon (which will give you the highest number of combinations) on a team so that is able to be counted!

HA HA :D

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#12

ikki5 commented on Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoo...:

and this is why Nintendo should ensure that supplies meet the demand... or at least come close to it... though at the same time, this could have happened if they did that... but still... Nintendo, you need to get on the ball.

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#16

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe):

@scamander I don't shop on Amazon because the shipping puts the price over what you'd get in stores anyway because 90% of the time, we have to pay shipping on it. As for the other consoles? This is Nintendo, I don't care about the other consoles, this is like comparing apples to oranges as they are two separate companies. Seriously, people need to stop talking about the other consoles like when one consoles does something, it justifies what happen to X on another console.

As for the Euro dropping... guess what... the Canadian dollar has been doing to same... The prices in Canada have always been higher than what the US has been for this console generation meaning that if it was 59.99 for you, it was 64.99 for us and even then after the exchange, Canadians almost always paid similar to the European prices. European prices were usually a little higher though, maybe 1-2, $3 max when it came to games on Nintendo however, your taxes are higher to naturally, you'd expect to pay a little more. Even when our dollar was on par with the US, we still paid a little more. If you really want to go back to when we are actually substantially cheaper, then you'll need to go back to around 2008 or before.

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#20

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe):

@scamander I hate to bust your bubble but aside from the UK, Most of Europeans prices are on par with Canadian. With our dollar dropping as it is and our games going to 69.99$, we are paying $80.49 to your equivalent $81.19CAD. So you're paying a whole $0.70 more than we are and you have 5-7% higher taxes than we do. The illusion of taxes included in your prices vs taxes not include in ours makes it seem like you're paying more. And when our games were $64.99 and our dollar was stronger, it was about the same still only you were paying about $1.50 more. If they took the base price of your games and matched them with Canada, you'd have more than a $0.70 difference. You technically have a better deal than Canadians so no, what you said does not include Canadians. The only way for it to be a worse deal for you now is if our games go back to $64.99 and our dollar strength remains the same or worsens. As for Amiibo, yes, you are paying a bit more however, they are not a third of what we pay as we pay $18.50 for an amiibo to your $20.25 which puts them at about $1.75 more which is hardly a 3rd of the cost. Try about 8.6% cheaper, pretty big difference there.

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#23

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe):

I still don't get why Splatoon is so much cheaper in Europe and yet, full $59.99 (or $69.99 in Canada) across the Atlantic... Seriously, favoritism much Nintendo? We feel like the child you don't care about over here. And before people tell me that their currency is worth more so it's cheaper, €39.99 is $43.73USD and $54.07CAD so you're paying less after taxes than what we are even before them.

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#26

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Project_Dolphin

Yeah and guess what happens if there is not many people around that bought the hardware that uses that software?

@Quickman
You cannot only blame the lack of marketing the result of the low sales of the Wii U when it is right on the trend that Nintendo has been following for the last 30 years. Sure, marketing helps quite a bit but Nintendo could have marketed the hell out of the Wii U and it would not have made a huge dent simply because, it is seen as "the worst" console this generation. In fact, it is not even considered a console of this generation my the majority of people and developers.

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#27

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Project_Dolphin Yeah... well the sad part here is the "minority" here are the ones that really want the console to survive but thank you for really proving my point that the 3rd party is completely horrible for Nintendo. The console says are spiralling down to abysmal sales and well, the question will remain how long will Nintendo be able to survive with trends like this? The other thing, the people who use to want 3rd party on Nintendo... a lot of them started off on Nintendo and migrated so I have to wonder if the people who wanted 3rd party, used to be a majority but with the 3rd being sliced off each gen may have turned them into the minority while that majority moved to where they got the games they wanted... is that why the Wii U is under 10 mil sales while being almost 3 years old? Boy, if only Nintendo was able/willing to solve the issues and regain those people it lost/ attract the new gamers that take to gaming every year.

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#28

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@IceClimbers

First off, I never said Nintendo games were enough, if you read anything I said, you'd see I was never saying that. However, in the context you have it is, it would be like "Ok, so I can have all the games the PlayStation and Xbox have, plus all the Nintendo games" which makes me look at it as Nintendo would be the better choice as it has everything plus more. The only issue then is getting people to migrate from one console to the next which is what I have been saying that Nintendo needs to do. With every generation, they lose like a 3rd of their install base. Think about it; ask how many people here own both a Wii U and the Xbox One or PS4 (or even the 360 and PS3). Then just think about how many of those people are going to stick with Nintendo rather than just go with the next Xbox or PlayStation. I have the feeling that it will be a pretty decent number that just ditch Nintendo after because of what the content Nintendo actually offers. I can say this is happening and happens with each generation just by looking at those sales numbers. I can also say that just from my own personal experience with this generation and I am looking at bailing on Nintendo with the NX because of how everything is folding out. Overall, they need to get people to come back and/or get new gamers to want to choose them. Yes, I know this isn't something that can be solved in a generation; usually you need to at least wait until the next.

And for getting 3rd parties to stay, yeah they need that but they also need to get them back like I said (I feel like you repeated a lot of what I said). But even still, the Wii U launched still did not have that great of support from 3rd parties so yes, getting 3rd parties is an issue because they still were not that great at the start. Nintendo needs to get them and as you said, they need keep them as well. I'm sorry but it is just when I see comments like "Why would so and so every want to do "X" for Nintendo"? It basically sounds like they're saying Nintendo should just give up with 3rd parties before they even tried. People always like to bring up how the little 3rd party support they had at the start just walked away but we need to look at, what did Nintendo actually do with them? It looked to me like a whole lot of nothing and maybe that's why they left, that and the other numbering issues that have come up with the Wii U.

As for "why the hell would I switch to Nintendo for 3rd party multiplats, you know, games I can already get on Xbox/PlayStation?!" The same thing could be said for Nintendo. If I could get all the 3rd party multiplats on my Nintendo system, why the hell would I switch to Sony or MS? The thing is, you can't get them on Nintendo and people need to buy a second system to get them. The problem with that is there is then the chance that the person will probably end up leaving Nintendo behind and going for their most used/ most interested console as I said above. The whole point I have been trying to make is about Nintendo fixing these problems, not saying why people are doing this, moving to "x" console, not wanting to develop for "x" console or whatever but the fact that Nintendo needs to solve these otherwise, they'll be done, might not be next gen, won't be this gen, but eventually, if they keep doing what they are doing, you won't see them in the gaming industry, at least not in the console business because the numbers are crap, the numbers have been dropping for the last 20 years and Nintendo seems to be doing little to change that.

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#29

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Project_Dolphin

So... you think they should make for the Wii U... then port to the more powerful consoles? Seriously? You're basically asking them to limit themselves just to cater to the minority.

@tbuck
I am wondering if Nintendo will do what they did with Twilight Princess for Zelda. Launch is both on the NX and Wii U. Wii U may be first unless the NX comes out next year (unlikely) as next year is the 30th.

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#30

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Quickman How does this being a Nintendo problem not make sense? Also, Stop with the "Why would 3rd parties do x?" crap because that is not the issues here. The issue is What can Nintendo do to get the 3rd party with them? Yes, we get the idea about the Nintendo dominated platforms and 3rd parties not wanting to go there because that is one of the issues but the issue at hand is getting the 3rd parties here. What you have said is identified the problem, you didn't give an answer to how to solve it which is what this whole thing has been about but you can't seem to wrap your head about solving the issue verses identifying the issue. Nintendo needs to fix this.

And No, they don't need to make less games because developing their own games would involve different people than people who reach out to 3rd party. If anyone that is in the developing group goes out to help them then it would be very small, minor people doing so. Yes, competition would something but at the same time, if Nintendo had more people on their platform, it could also mean higher potential sales for their game as it is another platform to reach even more people.

As for the "Why spend money here?" There isn't much needed to explain this:

NES - Units sold Worldwide: 61.91 million
SNES - Units sold Worldwide: 49.10 million
N64 - Units shipped Worldwide: 32.93 million
Gamecube - Units sold Worldwide: 21.74 million
Wii - Units shipped Worldwide: 101.52 million <----- Bold text due to anomaly
Wii U - Units shipped Worldwide: 9.54 million (still on going of course)

Now, can you see what the problem is here? If you remove the Wii anomaly you will see a very clear spiral downward. So, let me ask you this. What is better? Spending money on something that could draw more people to the system, or spending money on something that will cater to only current fans and over time, sales numbers still overall drop due to fans moving on to other consoles? They technically need to spend money really on both. But if they just cater to the fans, those fans will one day either be gone, or not have a console when Nintendo needs to back out. Basically, in the end, if they don't spend money on that stuff which could draw people in, that 600,000 copies of whatever game will one day turn into 0 copies for everything.

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#31

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@AugustusOxy This game is currently the highest rated racing game out on the consoles and looks beautiful, Reviews for it from everyone are very positive. I don't think you can call this a "dime a dozen" game. You make yourself sound more jealous that other consoles have this really good racing Sim and the Wii U is having trouble and may not see it in the end. And as for it being the developers fault for the graphics proving to be a problem? it is hard to take pastels and paints and turn them into colour pencils and crayons.

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#32

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Quickman

And here is why there is fallacy in your answer. The problem isn't with the 3rd party nor is it the 3rd parties problem. The problem is a problem that Nintendo has. So where as you asked:

"why would 3rd parties want to consider a Nintendo dominated platform just because it's up to spec?"

This shouldn't be the question, the question(s) should be "What can Nintendo do to get 3rd parties to jump on a Nintendo dominated platform?", "What can Nintendo do to draw more people in to their Nintendo dominated platform?" and/or "What can Nintendo do to make their console look not so much a niche console/ Nintendo dominated?"

Like I said, being up to spec, it is not just about hardware but about many things. Nintendo created this Nintendo dominated platform and now they are paying for it. They need to solve the issues that they created in order to get the 3rd party back on board with them. They can't keep up this attitude where 3rd party should come to them because they won't and you gave reason as to why that is, it's a Nintendo dominated platform which in turn, is Nintendo's problem and they need to fix that, not the 3rd parties which is where your answer fails to really answer the "How?" of this issue. The only thing you answer is the "why" with 3rd parties not being there which isn't answering the original question.

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#34

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Quickman And this is why you're answer fails if you think this answers the question on how Nintendo should solve the 3rd party problem.

@TheRealThanos

Yes, marketing is a problem but as I have been trying to tell you both, it is much more than that, I am not talking about just hardware being the issue. Hardware is one of the issues out of many. Hardware is one of the reason why 3rd party just ignore Nintendo. So how does Nintendo solve that? One increase the hardware and the capabilities. However solving the hardware only solves part of the problem, hardware is not the entire problem with the 3rd parties. There is the coding and developing issues with the hardware as well as just over all getting them interested in the hardware as well as other minor issues that are probably not so much in their control such as install base however that can be solved (or at least partially solved) by marketing and actually getting people interested in the system to go buy it. That also means stuff like providing better online (or at least convincing them why the current one is great), games (doing one campaign for one game isn't enough) and a variety of other things that people want in their systems that would get them to buy it. This is something that both Sony and MS have solved and the Wii U is behind on pretty much all of them. Sure, Sony and MS may not have mastered it or have it all perfect but people look at it as the better option because it offer so much more and it looks a heck of a lot better than what the Wii U offers to them. This isn't just about hardware, it is about everything, this is something you two need to understand. And if it all comes down to it and Nintendo says they are going solo as what @Quickman said, then they have other issues to deal with such as stepping up development so we don't turn the next system into a "current Wii U scenario" were there is next to nothing being released.

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#35

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Quickman um... ok, so why doesn't Nintendo fix that? I said they need to fix their problems, your response didn't answer anything as I said they need to fix things and learn from this. Why won't 3rd Party go to them? What is restricting them here? Please don't be one of those guys that is like "Uh... it is because Sony and MS pay them to not develop for Nintendo." Seriously, those people are stupid and shallow minded. But they need to look at what draws the 3rd parties to them, they need to send out people to the 3rd parties to get them on board and lose the mindset "We're too awesome, 3rd parties need to come to us" because here is the thing, 3rd parties do not need Nintendo. Nintendo more needs them and if Nintendo decides to go it alone, then they need to step up their production. No one is going to keep buying the system with hardly anything coming to it. It is basically Nintendo going alone now and well... when was the last time you remember a new game coming out? We got Splatoon in a few days... but what is after that? How long until the next game? Think about it, do you really want Nintendo to "go it alone"? I sure do not want every console generation to be like what the Wii U is right now.

@TheRealThanos

Ok, you have me there, I thought the Wii was a bit more powerful than that but I forgot that the Wii was just another gamecube. But I guess Nintendo wanted to move up to 7th gen stuff with the Wii U because it is quite comparable with those. It has a better GPU and a bit more ram. Even still, as the hardware is now, even wih small difference, due to what stuff is today, you can do a lot more for just a little upgrade and well making it look that even 2-3 times worse can seem like a whole lot more as the amount you can do is such a huge difference. As for 3rd party and marketing are the only problems....have fun with Nintendo trying to be your mom... and the games that you may want that are in another region but can't, plus the lack of online support... yeah, there isn't much, I think I can count on one hand the amount of games that truly use it plus more. Trust me, it is more than just 3rd party and marketing.

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#36

ikki5 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Quickman Actually, the hardware is one of the problems as none of the 3rd parties want to develop for what seems like outdated hardware. They should have at least made the hardware specs more closer (don't have to be on par really but at least closer) to the Xone and PS4 instead of creating an even larger hardware gap than what was there with the Wii to the PS3 and X360. But when I said "learns from the Wii U", I am talking about the Wii U as a whole, the hardware, the software, the policies, the online functionality, the marketing, the 3rd parties (especially this), and a few other just minor things tid-bits that just turns people off from the console. Like seriously, if you see Nintendo's track record for consoles, they lose sales with every generation aside from the Wii anomaly and if they keep doing what they are doing, they won't have anyone to buy a console. I am already on the road to not buy an NX, the first Nintendo console for me to never own in the past 20+ years simply because I am getting tired of how they run things and how little there is to offer and how little of a future there is compared to the other two. There is a lot of things that need to be fixed, not just the hardware.

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#40

ikki5 commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

@DarthNocturnal ok, I missed the part where Valve forced modders to charge but yes, I know that is wrong because modders had a choice.

@mjc0961 Actually, that is not true, I had a mod on my skyrim game that went to paid and it messed up my game a bit because it basically removed it during it's update and I was in an area where the mod was needed.

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#41

ikki5 commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

@DarthNocturnal

"I don't recall Valve forcing anyone to charge for mods, only that it was an option (a dumb option; a donation button would've been more appropriate). You may want to check your sources. I know the page explaining it on Steam described it as optional."

Sorry but you missed the whole thing I think. Steam had it so you had to pay for some mods for Skyrim and they had said it was "starting with Skyrim" meaning that there was going to be more added. However with that announcement and the paid mods showing up, the community exploded, petitions started and forms spammed like no tomorrow. Over a few days of that, they retracted the paid mods and talked about a donation thing which I have yet to see. But paid mods were done and they failed and probably only a matter of time before they come back.

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#44

ikki5 commented on Little Devil Inside is Close to Bringing Its A...:

@aaronsullivan yeah I guess, however

Your pledge
$25.00 Edit

  • Early Backer Copy *

Looks like someone either dropped out or bumped their up so there was 1 spot left and I took it, I will however keep and eye on this and if it won't make the Wii U (though over 5k in 12 hours seems likely it will), I am pulling it off.

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#45

ikki5 commented on Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloods...:

@scamander LOL, 7 million?? If you believe that then you need a reality check. in about the 48 hours since I have checked it last, it has gotten 57k (plus or minus a few k as I don't know exact) so about 26k (we can say 30k to be on the safe side) per day on average, it's a bit more than what it was yesterday but over the next 20 days, that is set up to be about 520k (or 600k if you went with the 30k), if it keeps at that, hey, great, it'll make the goal. However kick starters always decrease over time over all so there is no way this will ever hit 5 million, it will be lucky to get over that 3 million mark and if it does get over that, it won't be much more. Anyone who tells you 7 million or even 5 million has a mental disorder and you should take what they say seriously.

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#49

ikki5 commented on Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow Kicks Off In...:

Why... have I never heard of this?!? That trailer made me want it...

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Ok... I see, was never released in North America...This is why I hate region locking but they'd have to change it to Soccer because we'll have too many people wondering why this isn't "Football"

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#50

ikki5 commented on Physics Puzzler Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Coming...:

I have the game on Steam, it was pretty fun though I kind of did everything in it so I probably won't get it on Wii U. If you have not tried it though, I would recommend it as long as it is priced right.