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Tue 11th Dec 2012

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JohniePizzapies commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

I do not like the Mercedes DLC one bit. I'm all for DLC and I hope Nintendo uses a lot of it, but I agree that it kind of ruins the experience. I hope there is a way to disable or delete the Mercedes cars after they are downloaded. Especially because I am hearing that the DLC comes with other tweeks and possibly other add-ons. It would be a shame to see a few of these cars in every race.



JohniePizzapies commented on Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Work...:

Here is my thoughts on the Wii U and why I think it's a very valuable system too. I'm an older gamer I guess at 30 years old. Sometimes when my and my friends are bored either after going to the bar or instead of the bar we decide to play some video games. I have an Xbox One as well as one of my close friends. So last weekend we are pretty drunk and decide to play some video games on the Xbox one - two player video games. We first put in Need for Speed Rivals only to learn that it does not have a local two player option. Then we try to play Forza 5 and learn that it's so complicated to play 2 players because you have to log in guests and if you want to use more than just the basic 3 cars you have to import your account, which takes a while and then seems to screw up your system at home. About 30 minutes later we got bored of trying to learn how to play Xbox One and played Nintendo 64.

The beauty of the Wii U, and other Nintendo products, lies in that simplicity. I had people over my place and we had 5 people playing Nintendo Land or four people playing New Super Mario Bros. U in minutes. The controls weren't complicated and the game was accessible to drunk people who just want to be entertained.

Nintendo does a good job of realizing that there is a social component to games and racing someone in your living room is maybe better than an anonymous person a half a world away. I guess it is a sad commentary on our society when people would rather be called a homophobic slur by a pubescent child in his mother's basement while he shoots you in the face in a cookie cutter FPS than playing a game with close friends and getting to have actual, real, human interaction.



JohniePizzapies commented on Nintendo Download: 12th December (North America):

Nintendo needs to do a much better job with its virtual console libraries. When comparing Nintendo to Sony and Microsoft, it is obvious that Nintendo has the richest collection of games. Having many games people want to buy would move many systems, but Nintendo won't give people the games they want to play. This is the most important time of year for selling systems and we get Double Dragon and Ecco the Dolphin instead of Mario 3 and ALTTP? They should be releasing as many first party games from popular franchises as possible, as quickly as possible. It is unacceptable to not have SNES games or GBA games available on 3DS or N64 or GCN games available on Wii U at this point. Thinking about how much hype LoZ ALBW was given by Nintendo, to not release ALTTP on the 3DS in the weeks leading up to the game to build more hype defies logic.



JohniePizzapies commented on Video: Snazzy New Trailer Shows Off Wii U Excl...:

This is why I'm not worried about the Wii U. When PS4 and XBox One come out they are going to push a lot of "shoot the guy in the face" games. I like those games and I might buy an XBox One, but as an older gamer (I'm 30), I've been playing Zelda and Mario games my whole life. That's the reason to keep coming back to Nintendo. I think it's going to have the same turn around that the 3DS had. When Nintendo puts out great 1st party games, it won't need 3rd party support. I still only have 3 Wii games that I don't think are 1st party (Geometry Wars, The Last of Us, and Pandora's Tower), the rest of the games I still own are 1st party games.



JohniePizzapies commented on Video: UK Comic Rufus Hound Explains The Wii U...:

Nintendo needs a sustained marketing plan that says "Wii U = Wii 2" and then describe that it is the only way to play the newest from the Super Mario, Pikmin, Zelda, Lego, Donkey Kong in full HD. The push with the gamepad is falling on deaf ears and still makes people believe that it is an add on to the Wii. I wish Nintendo would have branded the Wii U differently and changes console design to make it clear it was an entirely new system. Say what you want about the lack of games, but I think poor marketing has been this console's biggest problem.



JohniePizzapies commented on Feature: The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up:

@Suicune Mario Kart 3D Land came out in November and Mario Kart 7 was released in December of 2011. They were both on the shelves around the holidays and led to a large install base of 3DS's that have allowed the system to flourish. I think holding off until spring of 2014 for Mario Kart 8 is a huge mistake because that's the one franchise that will always move systems. Having Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 together at Christmas would have been a great 1-2 punch. The same cannot be said for the combination of Donkey Kong and Mario 3D World.



JohniePizzapies commented on Nintendo "Feels Good" About How It Stacks Up A...:

Sony is winning E3 by a large margin. Nintendo has failed to generate hype so far for the Wii U. The only surprise announcement is Donkey Kong, less than a month after the 3DS released a two year old port. Nintendo is pushing one of its weaker IPs too hard and ignoring very strong brands that its fans want, like F-Zero or Star Fox.



JohniePizzapies commented on Feature: The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up:

I'm disappointed in Nintendo's Wii U showing so far. There were no previously unannounced games other than DKC. Also pushing back Mario Kart until after the holidays is a huge loss for Nintendo. Remember, the combination of Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land saved the 3DS. I think Nintendo should have tried that again. Also, I am disappointed that Retro's game is Donkey Kong and not Metroid or Star Fox. I'm sure DK will be good, but one of those games would have been epic.



JohniePizzapies commented on Nintendo Responds To Guilty Verdict In 3D Pate...:

@DarkKirby There is nothing that can be done in this case to disallow a jury. The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution grants a plaintiff a right to a jury trial in all suits at common-law that seek more than $20 in damages. The Court does not have the authority to force a bench trial.

Also, in a civil context a party is found liable, not guilty. Generally, the phrase guilty is used when someone is convicted of a criminal offense. Liable is used when a defendant loses a civil suit and has to pay damages.



JohniePizzapies commented on Zelda Game Boy Color Oracle Duo Heading To Wes...:

The 3DS has really turned into a Zelda system. The 3DS can play, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II, Link's Awakening DX, The Minish Cap, Four Swords, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Ocarina of Time 3D, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. Really, it only needs to add A Link to the Past and it will have a complete classic Zelda experience.