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JamesCoote

JamesCoote

Game developer at Crystalline Green

Male, 27, United Kingdom

Game developer for Crystalline Green Ltd. Currently working on Colour Park, a Wii-U rhythm/racing game. OUYA enthusiast NNID: JamesACoote

Joined:
Wed 7th May, 2014
Website:
http://www.crystallinegreen.com

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JamesCoote

#1

JamesCoote commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

I'd echo what @rockodoodle and other's have said. It's disturbing that Nintendo is making those kinds of losses on the back of a successful MK8 launch.

3DS has performed admirably, considering the rise of mobile. Equally, mobile means any successor is likely to flop hard. Nintendo need to work out not only how to make fun mobile games, but also how to market them, and how to do games-as-a-service. Once they do that, they can begin to leverage their large number of strong IP's on mobile. As well, they can take that into a new console in a couple of year's time.

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#2

JamesCoote commented on Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U:

They are definitely far too timid when it comes to attracting developers to the system (especially indies). They don't have to necessarily make a big song and dance about it either (like Sony do) if that's not their style.

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#4

JamesCoote commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

When does it come out? I wanna play it now!

I'd also love for this game to have 4 player splitscreen. Would be amazing having my flatmates/friends and I play as a team versus another 4 people online.

@benptooey I guess you could have one player do all the teleporting on the gamepad (assuming you're on the same team)

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#6

JamesCoote commented on Satoru Iwata Announces 'Nintendo Figurine Plat...:

This doesn't have to be just for kids. Think of all those Gundam or what-have-you mecha figurines and models sold in Japan. Imagine if each had an NFC tag and unlocked something in their companion games; gave you extra content, weapons, levels etc.

Probably most people wouldn't bother with them, but for the super-fans who are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on their hobby, it makes the models feel more real and part of the wider experience. Plus when you buy a model/figurine, it has dual use. Both physical and digital value.

Or all those Pokemon cards. Imagine if they all had NFC chips in them, so when you bought the card, you got that pokemon in game!

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#7

JamesCoote commented on Nintendo Reveals 'Mario Kart TV' Web App in Fi...:

This is a good start as it shows Nintendo do get that people want companion apps and to do peripheral stuff around their gaming on their phones (like the rankings and stats stuff).

It's good as well that you can share to Youtube, as that suggests they are aware people want to tap into existing social networks rather than being forced into just using Nintendo -only stuff like Miiverse. (Not that Miiverse is bad, but it's good to have the option of sharing wherever you like).

The next big thing will be twitch integration and rolling this kind of functionality out to other games and third party developers