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IxC commented on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Tim...:

Hoping the Smash Bros for 3DS demo goes live for the rest of the world during or after this event.

I don't expect any earth shattering information or reveals. But a demo release seems about right.



IxC commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:


They're the second biggest supporter of the Wii U after Activision.

A few poor choices: Raymans delay, Watch Dogs delay, etc. But I feel that they've put sufficient effort and given adequate support for the console as the system tried to find it's footing.

EA and co that released a few years old ports and then gave up are the problem. Ubisoft persisted and released a lot of games before they finally came to the conclusion it just wasn't financially viable.

Despite a few annoying decisions, I think Ubisoft have done good overall. If Nintendo can increase the Wii U userbase with Smash, Amiibo and whatever else, then I think Ubisoft will be one of the first companies to start bringing more games to the system again.



IxC commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@Artwark @Octane

There is no trademark issue here. The game is not using the Flappy Bird character.

The "flying through gaps" genre of game is not and cannot be trademarked or copyrighted.

That'd be like Gaijin Games (Bit Trip, Runner 2) being able to sue every other developer that makes an endless runner. Or Nintendo suing everybody that makes a platformer.



IxC commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

"My dev kit is already paid for multiple times over"

I know it's personal and private information, but I'd be really interested to know:

A) How much a devkit actually costs. (Not that I've done any programming in years).

B) But more importantly, how much RCMADIAX is actually making off these games. The prices are just so low, I just can't imagine him making a lot of profit. At £1ish, and with Nintendos cut taken out of it (more like 70p per sale I guess?) And then there's the second member of the team just seems impressive that there is much profit to be made with such low price points.

C) How many units of each game have sold. I hope Block Drop U has sold the most. It's his best game to date.

Would be interesting information.



IxC commented on UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiib...:

I just preordered them all from Nitnendo's Official Store this morning.

I was about to ask if this information had appeared on NintendoLife yet, as I hadn't seen it.

ShopTo have them for a few pence cheaper. £10.85 each. If you're so inclined. Will save you about £1.70 if you buy them all.



IxC commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

How can they possibly expect us to wait until 2015?!

It had better be the 1st of January 2015!

I don't expect the 3D to work anywhere close to the range of movement shown in the video. But if it eliminates the current 0 degree angle of movement to fall out of the "sweet stop" that'd be great. If it just accounts for the general small amount of movement thats unavoidable when playing portables, that'd be perfect.



IxC commented on Video: This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...:

I really wish the Nintendogs obscuring the screen were gone. They're just annoying.

Some of the 3DS stages look amazing. I really hope the Wii U gets some better stages than shown so far. Pac-Mans 3DS stage is infinitely better than the Wii U version.

I want it now! 3rd of October is so far away.



IxC commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:


No. When you increase the sample pool, the results diversify.

You'll notice it happen with everything. User reviews will always be more varied than official press reviews. Due to the increased number of user reviews.

Not every single review from the press was positive. And when you increase the sample from (i dont have exact numbers, so lets just use examples) 50 reviewers, to over 50,000 gamers. The results are bound to be a lot more varied.



IxC commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

No reason to buy it again. Game has absolutely zero replay value.

Price needs to be right to shift some copies on Wii U. If it launches at the PC price, that'd be an insanely bad decision.

Game is fantastic though. Best story telling in a game ever, bar none.



IxC commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:


Two of those games are tech demos. And another isn't even confirmed for Wii U.

The Wii U has lots of great games coming up, but come on.

You could've included Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker and Splatoon, amongst others, rather than games not yet confirmed to be coming to the system.



IxC commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:


It's still selling well though. And Smash and Pokemon will both be huge.

The Wii U isn't selling, and while Smash will be huge, I think the Wii U still needs more attention than the 3DS at the moment.

But as I said, I've only got 1 3DS game to look forward to at the moment. So the 3DS does need some new game announcements. But at this stage, the Wii U can never have too much attention.



IxC commented on Minor Web Miiverse Update Allows You to Show O...:

Nintendo calls platformers "action games".

I assume "action" is an option?

It was always a little weird/jarring hearing Iwata call NSMB a "2D action series" rather than "platformer". But thats just what they do.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


Expansion packs were a little different, although I wasn't keen on them either. They were different in that they came on discs. So even in 10-20 years time. It will still be possible to get a complete version of a game with an expansion pack. Original game + expansion disc = complete. Less of an issue.

Games being more expensive to make is a whole other discussion. Another one that I'm probably on the unpopular side of. Basically, I think developers are trying to go too far too soon. If it's too expensive to make games for the PS4/XBOX One, then just make games for the Wii U/PS3/360 instead. Or have the hardware take much smaller jumps in power each generation. But lets not get in to that. I don't want to start another clusterf***.

I'd rather have a higher base price, if it meant all content was there from the beginning with no DLC ever. But clearly, I'm the minority.

Thank you for being conversational! It's better this way.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


Well I can't really comment on the Wii U's struggles, or Nintendo's release schedule. But there are other games coming out before, during and after the release of the DLC packs. So I don't think they'd be leaving the Wii U to die by not releasing them.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


Thats unfortunate. Hopefully you're not missing out on too much content.

This is my concern that I'm raising here, which is largely falling on deaf ears. By the time the 3DS gets taken offline. There's going to be plenty of content thats inaccessible. Much more than for DS.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


I'm aware they're trying to do it right. They've said several times they're wary of how to do DLC correctly and they must make sure they do it properly.

It's just that my opinion is that there is no properly. I'm glad they're not doing the shadier side of it, cutting content and all that stuff like EA and so many others do. But I'd rather they didn't do it at all.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


I'll try to explain my position a little better.

I consider a copy of a game incomplete unless it has 100% of content available for it.

So, for example, if I have my bare bones copy of Mario Kart 8 with no extra content. And you have your copy of MK8 with all this new DLC. My copy is incomplete. Because there is other content that I don't have. It doesn't matter that its classified as "extra" or whatever. It's content for the game that I am missing. My copy is incomplete.

I consider this the case with every game. So it's not that 99.9% of games are incomplete. It's more that a percentage of the copies of most games these days are incomplete.

I hope that clarifies my opinion a little better.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


I'm sorry, there are too many comments to reply to now. But all your questions and arguments have been answered in other comments.

My objections mainly boil down to wanting the game to be complete and the uncertainty of the availability of the dlc in the long term.

I can't really explain more than that. So please do stop insulting me.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


The issue is that the Wii U will be taken offline in less than 10 years.

So when the Wii U is a retro system, like the N64, SNES, and even Gamecube these days. It will be impossible for 'newly' (obviously they'd be preowned) purchased consoles to get access to any DLC content.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


I feel it does make the original game incomplete. If it's possible to have less content for the game than someone else, then that copy of the game is incomplete. Thats how I define it anyway.

I didn't even realise there was any Resident Evil Revelations dlc. I'm going to agree that dlc cut from a game is worse than newly developed content. But I don't like either.

Thank you for being conversational about it though, rather than just insulting me. Makes things much easier.



IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:


And when you buy a Wii U 10+ years from now, from the "Retro" section of the game store?

How will you get the DLC then?

Much like you can buy N64's now. The Wii U will be retro one day. And people will buy it. And they will not be able to access any DLC for it.