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IronMan28

IronMan28

Male, 27, United States

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#1

IronMan28 commented on Video: Catch Up With the Xenoblade Chronicles ...:

@rjejr "Release date in NA is "later this year" but even that was an off the cuff remark and not written on screen."

Not sure if we're talking about the same video, but the one Bill Trinen opened up on eShop has the date as "2015" at the very end. Still not very specific, of course. And I don't doubt it could receive a delay. Know why? I want this game so damn bad I can taste it.

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#5

IronMan28 commented on Splatoon Producer Talks Up Post-Launch DLC to ...:

@Ichiban I'd probably buy that.

Anyway, as long as the game is already complete enough for me at launch and the DLC is priced okay, I'll buy it. I'm not against DLC, most of Nintendo's offerings have been pretty good. Plus, companies like Bethesda and 2K have implemented DLC quite well in their games. Hopefully Nintendo continues to be more like Bethesda and 2K.

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#11

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

@rjejr
"So which version of SSB didnt sell b/c people bought it on the other console? Last I checked both MK7 and MK8 sold fairly well."

Fair point, but I was more getting at Nintendo not using that money to fund development of games, handheld and console, in the long term. Hopefully, they do use that money and hopefully new entries in storied franchises do not take sales from their "dedicated games devices," which you seem to believe. I hope I'm wrong with my assumption about this meaning the end for Nintendo consoles, but I do see that happening with moves like acquiring stock in DeNa.

"You say you will avoid the app games? Well so will many other gamers. Know who will play the app games? The 90 million people who bought the Wii but not the Wii U."
True, and that's perfectly okay in my book. I'm not trying to say I'm the most important customer in the world, but I ain't partaking in the mobile festivities. And yes, I do buy many games on mobile. Additionally, I don't think it'll help those who bought Wii U very much. I wish it would, but how Nintendo spins cash earned from apps will be interesting. An unfortunate, but a likely scenario is they use the cash from apps to make more apps and not so much on making games for handhelds or their home console, I hope I'm very wrong with this. Let me put it this way, as a Wii U owner, I don't feel good about this move.

" I cant imagine the Nintendo fan base, which seems like all Nintendo has left anyway, abandoning Nintendo hardward just to play a Mario endless runner."

Err, that isn't what I was trying to say. I was saying there are non-Nintendo hardware owners who want Nintendo games on other consoles and they'll be the ones who will buy Nintendo games on mobile and avoid Nintendo consoles with even more fervor. Nintendo sees the demand is there, and people who actually want the hardware will be left in the dust. That's just how I think it'll end up playing out, then my decision to stick with Nintendo devices as my main consoles will end up being made for me. By that, I mean the choice to buy their consoles won't exist anymore if the situation occurs how I think it will.

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#12

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

Cash spin is pretty common for most businesses, so in many ways, they probably WILL use at least a fraction of the funds they make on mobile to do their console games. Of course, what percentage that is is anyone's guess, but it'll still help for a short amount of time. I say that because people will see Nintendo games on mobile and feel they have no incentive to buy its consoles. I disagree with the notion of Nintendo going mobile, and will happily avoid those games, I refuse to encourage that move.

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#16

IronMan28 commented on Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care ...:

"In the document - which you can download here - is it stated that in-app purchases should be set apart from the main gameplay so it is obvious that real money is changing hands."

Gotta say this is a good rule. Lawmakers in the U.S. do not protect consumers the way they do in Europe, and I think it's horrendous how much companies get away with in the States.

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#18

IronMan28 commented on ​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Re...:

I don't care if it comes to PS4 at the same time as Wii U, I'll get it when it releases. The first game was a blast and no matter what Sony fanboys try to say, this game makes sense on Wii U. Not because it has a higher potential to sell better, but because it's F-Zero inspired.

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#19

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourf...:

@Timppis "So... why exactly couldn't it be reviewed highly?"
My hyperbole was lost on you, wasn't it?
The point is, this game ain't moving any units. Even if it reviews very well, it will still get plenty of hatred for lacking voice chat, primarily from the gaming community. Several members here talk about how Nintendo needs to get with the times and focus on whatever Nintendo games are missing rather than what they have. Basically, what I was trying to say was regardless of high reviews, it won't move that many consoles. I say that wanting to be wrong, but that's how it'll probably happen. High scores, high sales to existing owners, but it won't move a ton of Wii Us.

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#20

IronMan28 commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

@rjejr "No new Wii U games in the US in April, June, July or August. DLC doesn't make up for that."

Might want to take April off of that amazingly accurate list. Affordable Space Adventures is new, and exclusive. It isn't "TRIPLE A!" but it's new, and high quality at that. I don't care about its sales potential, which you didn't mention when discussing what a "new game" is. While you're at it, remove June, too because Mutant Mudds Super Challenge is out in then, and we don't know about July or August yet, so you can't really include those. I'm sure you'll strawman my argument and act like I'm asserting those games will sell well, which if you read with your eyes rather than your emotion you'll see is not the case.

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#21

IronMan28 commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

I pretty much see this happening anyway, call me crazy. I'd love to see some Metroid-inspired tracks on MK8 and Samus as a playable character, and call me even crazier to think Fox McCloud, Sonic, Mega Man, and Pac-Man may all make their way into MK8. And Nintendo is just teasing us with Captain Falcon's costume, among others, with Amiibo and the inclusion of two F-Zero tracks.

On a slightly related note, it seems like Nintendo will come out with F-Zero on NX, whatever it does turn out to be. Of course, this is all conjecture, but it could happen.

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#24

IronMan28 commented on Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 D...:

@Dr_Corndog That's a good assessment when not including the costumes. The characters are reasonably priced, but the costumes are pricier than they probably should be on Smash. Although the MK8 DLC is insanely generous, like you said.

Regardless, I really can't wait to play the game again. I haven't beaten mirror mode yet because life is life and I'm busy. The DLC looks amazing and 200cc will be a blast.

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#28

IronMan28 commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:

@Quorthon There you go again with adding the Wii to your "18 month timeline." Flat-out wrong, I told you. Revolution was officially announced in 2004, during E3, and given press for the following 2 E3s to build hype. Everyone KNEW it was a console, and nobody knows what NX is, you might be right, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. Don't pat yourself on the back just yet.

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#30

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourf...:

Unless it gets incredible reviews across the board (and it won't, it's a post-Wii Nintendo game) it will not move a ton of units. Even if it does, it might move some consoles but people, mostly gamers, have this irrational hatred for anything the console manufacturer puts on its own systems. There is a slim chance it'll sell well and move units, but Wii U has a black cloud around it that's comparable in size to Jupiter's great red spot. Nintendo's in a pretty lousy place with Wii U and has been since 2011. Whatever NX is they better hype the hell out of it like they did with Wii before it launched.

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#35

IronMan28 commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@allav866 I'm going to agree with that assessment. With that being said, I probably won't buy the amiibo unless they just look way too cool for me to pass up.

Still looks like a fun enough game that will keep me busy for a long while. Can't wait to get online and shoot some trolls. ;)

And who knows how rare these things will be, you really think Nintendo will make EVERY Splatoon amiibo hard to find? Not likely. Possible, but not probable.

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#36

IronMan28 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

@Quorthon
"The Wii was first announced June 2005, released November 2006."

Flat out wrong.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2005/09/12/igncubes-nintendo-revolution-faq.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/05/12/nintendos-history-at-e3-2004.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33BGyhn_ryw

Revolution was hinted in 2004, prior to E3. The console was properly revealed a year later, so I guess I'll give you that. It launched in most territories November 2006, putting that much farther than the 18 month window you assert is the standard. Plain and simple, we don't know what NX is. Don't quit your day job, if you're an analyst, do.

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#44

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

"Perhaps times, and the definition of "unwholesome", have changed."

I'm going to ask you this, have you ever taken a management course? In my courses, they say sometimes executives have to tell shareholders things to either appease them or to say what they are really going to do. In many cases, it's to appease shareholders and stakeholders (customers) alike, and the company's real goals are not in line with stated goals. In essence, it's almost encouraged to deceive people. Anyone who has taken business courses knows it isn't above companies to say one thing and do another, not saying it's right, but it's common.

Also, not buying those costumes, complete ripoff. However, I'll buy a character because it comes out to $2.50 a pop and both games are different, no matter how hard you try to spin it otherwise, so you're getting one character on two games, not a horrible deal since that's what is going on.

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#45

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@rjejr You act like there are NO games on Wii U for those who don't have one. You realize potential buyers don't have any Wii U games, so they start from zero? So that means they'll have two years worth of content and great Nintendo games to play on the system. There is no reason not to buy one at this point unless you've convinced yourself it isn't worth it.

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#46

IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

I loved that Direct, keeping customers is always cheaper than acquiring new ones, which most people here don't seem to (or want to) understand. Of course it wasn't perfect, but asserting it was not awesome is a bit ridiculous. They gave release dates, info on some games they've announced already, showed a good indie reel, and made announcements for new video games and amiibo. Seemed like a good direct to me.

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#47

IronMan28 commented on Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Remo...:

I love how people don't get it, Nintendo has liabilities and allowing people to post vulgar screens on Miiverse can get them in trouble if some parents see AVGN Adventures. It's pretty ridiculous to think that in our culture people will be "responsible parents" when you don't even know what that is. Watching your kids constantly is damn near impossible, but I suspect most of you either don't have kids or have parents that watch you as much as you deserve, which is not very much. Get over it.

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#48

IronMan28 commented on Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Que...:

@rjejr "I think until we know more this article is only good for maybes and could be's, not for actual discussion."

This will probably disgust you, but I agree with you completely. I like speculating when it has a solid basis, but this is a little ridiculous.

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#49

IronMan28 commented on Review: Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U eShop):

I'm glad this is on Wii U, and not 3DS. I like games in HD and on a larger screen. That aside, I'll be getting it this week when it drops in NA, I've been "putting my money where my mouth is" since Wii U's launch when it comes to indies and third-party games and apparently I'm one of the few that has. I don't get a cookie though, because I like Nintendo too much for some people around here.