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Sun 18th Jan 2009

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Joetherocker commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

It's not a question of whether Nintendo CAN do this (They can), it's a question of whether or not they SHOULD. And they shouldn't. They're in last place right now as far as console sales go, so their focus should be on how to improve their public image and increase sales. By being the only company to take profits from people on Youtube, they do a few things:

1. Make themselves look greedier than all the companies who don't take money from content creators on Youtube. (Meaning everybody else)
2. Make everyone who subscribes to people on Youtube who would be affected by this (Millions of people in some cases) view Nintendo negatively for taking money from someone whose content they enjoy. (I want a game console; I associate Nintendo with greed because they took money from this person I enjoy watching on Youtube when nobody else did, I have no such associations with Sony. I'll buy a PS4 over a Wii U.)
3. Make people on Youtube far less likely to post videos about their products. This means less exposure, less brand recognition, and less money for them.

Take something like Splatoon. New game, no brand recognition. People who aren't super dedicated fans won't know about it, probably, and given how bad Nintendo is at marketing things they probably won't ever know about it. Now, if people made videos about it on Youtube it might reach a wider audience and sell more, leading to sequels, merchandising, whatever if it sells enough. But if there's literally no incentive to make a video about a Nintendo game (I can do videos of a PS4 game and make 100% ad revenue, or a Wii U game and get 60% after submitting it through some review process. Even if I'd rather play the Wii U game, it makes more logical sense to choose the PS4 game.) Then it's going to get less exposure and less people will even know about it, let alone buy it.

Nintendo's well within their rights to do this, but it's a choice that can only lead to negative perceptions and fewer sales.



Joetherocker commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

It's not a matter of games being easier or kids sucking more, it's just lack of practice. I'm 19 and Castlevania and Megaman 2 are some of my favorite games, but they're really not for everyone my age. I just got into that style of platformer through Cave Story and enjoyed it, so I got better at the older ones through the Virtual Console. I sucked at Megaman my first try too, and I'm sure all of you did too until you'd played it for a while.



Joetherocker commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

That's what I figured. Didn't want to make a new FE blue haired swordsman + Chrom doesn't really have that much personality, so he made Robin and then Lucina showed up as an afterthought after being made as an alt. No slots stolen (Slots can't be stolen anyway, nobody "Owns" a slot), and pretty good reasoning, imo.



Joetherocker commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

He put up the Rayman trophy so we would all expect him to announce someone different so he could announce Rayman in the trailer and still surprise everyone in the most masterful act of trolling any of us will ever see in our lives.



Joetherocker commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

I have no idea why anyone thinks Bayonetta has even the slightest chance of getting in. One game for Nintendo systems and it won't even be out until about the same time Smash 4 comes out. I could see Nintendo marketing their own games through Smash, as they already have, but third parties seem to rely on their iconic status, which Bayonetta doesn't have.

I'm hoping for someone not from the Gematsu leak, just to confirm that there are characters outside of it to still be announced, but it's looking like Shulk.



Joetherocker commented on Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U):

Pokemon, Phoenix Wright, Link Between Worlds, and this all coming out within about a month of one another is both the best thing that has ever happened to me and the worst thing that's ever happened to my wallet.



Joetherocker commented on Nintendo Confirms That Miiverse on 3DS Won't A...:

Meh. I have a 3DS to play games and I have a phone and computer to contact friends. Typing out an actual conversation on the 3DS would be slow and awkward anyway. If I want to play with someone specific I'll send them a text or a facebook message, and if I want to talk to them about something I don't want a bunch of people seeing then I'll call them or whatever. If I have some general thing to say about a game I'm playing or just want to send out a general request to wifi with someone, I'll use Miiverse.

Besides, if you survived this long without any Miiverse on the 3DS at all, you can surely survive with this version of it.



Joetherocker commented on Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & ...:


Well, yeah. If the game was fun I don't think I'd really care. Unless the graphics were bad to the point that they made the game unplayable somehow or were just really ridiculous looking, I'd probably be fine with them. I still play the Gameboy Pokemon games anyway. Not that the improvements are irrelevant or bad or anything, but I'd still play a new game if it looked like the old ones if Nintendo made one.

Even so, the lack of 3D isn't equivalent to a three generation step backwards in graphics. It just removes the 3D effect when you're running around on the overworld. It doesn't break the game or anything, so I don't see what the big deal is.



Joetherocker commented on Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & ...:

Oh no, I won't be able to run around in 3D. Whatever will I do? This is a catastrophe of epic proportions. It's not like I've played through five generations of Pokemon games in 2D and they've all been fun games or anything.

Oh, wait, 3D in the overworld wouldn't change the gameplay at all and is completely irrelevant when it comes to actually playing the game. I guess I'll survive.



Joetherocker commented on Current Wii Model to be Discontinued:

Hooray for stupidity!

Nintendo is not doing a lot to stay on my good side lately. I've been playing gamecube games all the time during the drought.

Oh crap, you won't be able to play Brawl with the cube controller! WHAT THE HELL NINTENDO?.



Joetherocker commented on Xenoblade's North American Release Chances Tak...:

Spamming their email, facebook, and twitter with a ton of other people for the halibut. I know it probably won't work, but I really want to see these games get over here and if there's a chance I could help to make that happen, then I want to try.