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La Flama Blanca

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Tue 17th September, 2013

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KennyPowers commented on Nintendo Confirms Mario Golf: World Tour DLC, ...:


Iwata was referring to "holding back" content from the main game and releasing it as DLC, not delaying the release of the initial game...

I'm the first guy to criticize Nintendo when it comes to bad decisions (overpriced VC releases) but this one is perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned.

The game still has just as many playable characters and courses (if not more) than any other game in the series, and at least in North America, it is launching at a price that is cheaper than many other first party 3DS releases.

So already you are getting more for less.

Then give the hardcore Mario Golf fans the option to almost double the amount of playable holes for only another $15? That's a great deal.



KennyPowers commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:


You are rustled. Your lengthy and emotional reply proves it.

A 4.5% increase in sales at this point is nothing to celebrate, and is basically meaningless. You can bet your bacon that nobody in the Nintendo corporate offices are pleased with that number either, so enjoy your solitary optimism!



KennyPowers commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:


"the Wii U seems to have turned a corner on it's image somewhat, and in a month with no big releases, it's done 4.5% better then last year. Quick! Someone find a reason to crap all over that little ray of hope!"

You are celebrating a negligible one digit increase in sales percentages for the month compared to the previous year? Really?? And consider said negligible increase as a sign that the Wii-U has 'turned a corner'??


With the amount of quality titles on the system now compared to this time last year, a meager 4.5% increase in sales couldn't be considered anything less than a total disaster.



KennyPowers commented on The North American Version Of Tomodachi Life W...:


Ya....this game would be a huge hit in North America if it was all spoken in Japanese, while all the regional and cultural jokes and references thoughout the game (which would only be enjoyable and understandable for a Japanese citizen) would be subtitled in english using literal translations.

Sounds like a mega hit to me!



KennyPowers commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:


I don't even think that guy read the article beyond the headline. Here is the breakdown...

"Among those who bought the system, 74 percent said they bought it for games and DVD movies, 20 percent for games alone, and six percent for DVD movies only. In actuality, however, 52 percent of the participants who own the PlayStation2 said they are currently using the system for games, and 15 percent said they're using it for DVD movies"

It says only 6% of those polled bought the system just to use it as a DVD player. Nowhere does it say that 60% of PS2 owners did that.



KennyPowers commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

But can you move you character around and stuff, or is it like you feed them or give them an item, and then just sit back and watch them walk around and do things?



KennyPowers commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

What a bunch of whiny babies!

No one is holding a gun to your head and telling you that you must purchase an extra course or track for Mario Golf/MK8 several months after they release. Its totally optional, and you can enjoy the game with or without it!

The last COD game I owned had several DLC releases, I didn't buy a single one, yet still got hundreds of hours of fun out of it playing online and didn't feel 'ripped off' at all.



KennyPowers commented on Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgra...:

"Graphics don't matter!" - Most Nintendo fans when talking about PS4/Xbox

"OMG! Look how amazing this looks!! Can't wait!!!" - Nintendo fan on MK8

Lets stop pretending that a significant visual update isn't a big deal. This game will still essentially be MK7, but the new graphics really make it something special.



KennyPowers commented on 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as ...:


The 5 month old PS4 has outsold the 17 month old Wii-U worldwide, and since its release in Japan, has been outselling the Wii-U on a weekly basis.

It's hard to take you seriously you when you are bragging about the Wii-U, a system that has been out in Japan for well over a year, selling more units overall when compared to a console that has only been on sale in Japan for a month and a half.

Not that it matters to anyone else, but keep grasping to that 'victory' if it helps you sleep better!


You just can't get enough of me, can you?!



KennyPowers commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:


Exactly. The 'prank' wasn't funny at all. If the popular cool guy at school picks on the weak nerdy kid in class it just makes him look bad, which is what EA/Dice has done to Nintendo here.

EA should be the bigger man and leave Nintendo alone. They have enough to worry about already, without having the worlds most powerful game publisher kicking them when they are down.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


If by 'average consumer' you mean someone who is 50+, then you are probably right.

But I would argue that if you asked anyone between the ages of 9-40 if you could play GTAV on your iPhone, they would laugh in your face. Much like they would if you asked them if you could play the new Zelda or Smash Bros on your Samsung Galaxy.

The game buying consumers (at least those who would ever be in the market to buy a home console anyway) all know the difference in terms of quality and experience when comparing home console games with a controller to what you play on a touch screen phone. There wouldn't be any confusion.

GTAV sold like 35 million copies, even though all the other games in the series are available on smartphones. If there was confusion, it would have sold 10 million copies and there would be 25 million other people starring at their iPhones waiting for it to appear in the App Store.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


The only Nintendo games that would appear on smartphones would be ones that they approve/create though. They could still release all the best games on their consoles, but could still put some basic puzzle type stuff on a phone and sell that for $2-4, or make it free and just get ad revenue. Wasn't that flappy birds game making $50,000 a day at its peak? It was a free download.

I don't buy it that a smartphone game will make people not want to buy a $300 home console either, as they are completely different things. No one in the history of the world has ever had to choose one over the other. If Nintendo had released NES Remix for the iPhone, would that have stopped you from buying a Wii-U? Of course not. There are dozens if not hundreds of games that will only be on the Wii-U and 3DS by the time it's all said and done, and having 10-25 smartphone mini-game releases from Nintendo isn't going to dissuade someone from buying one of their consoles. If anything, lots of people will double dip or perhaps be inclined to buy a Nintendo console.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


Nintendo would still be producing unique games for their main platforms, but could still put some older titles or smartphone exclusive puzzle and racing games on the App Store and sell those for $2-8+. It doesn't have to be one or the other. If they put some games on smartphones, they can still have console games too.



KennyPowers commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


"MK64 can't be put on even a gba(gbc would have been it's same gen portable). Double dash isn't going on a gba, you could maybe manage it on a ds but ds tracks tended to be a good bit shorter"

All you are doing is comparing 2D sprite based versions of MK to the 3D versions of MK. Of course the 3D versions couldn't run on the sprite based GBA. Is that supposed to be some profound observation?

We have been playing 3D versions of MK since the N64, and an argument could be made that all subsequent releases in the series since then have been just "upscaled" versions of the previous title. So why are you now pointing out that MK8 is "just" an upscaled verson of MK7, when using your logic, MK7 is just an upscaled Double Dash, and MK8 is just an upscaled MK Wii?

The game is Mario Kart. You play as Mario characters and race go-karts. There is not much room for innovation, as there is a basic core the game must stick to. Aside from a graphical overhaul every few years and a few new bells and whistles, what could be done to make the next MK game more than a simple "upscale"?

"if the wiiU didn't exist and all we had was the 3ds is there any game that couldn't exist with it's gameplay intact? WW wouldn't be HD of course, but a port of WW isn't a problem, 3d world, pikmin, nsmb, smash, mk, dkctf all could be done on a 3ds using slightly lower graphics."

And The Avengers, Iron Man, Spiderman, and Lord of the Rings movies could all have been produced using special effects consisting of paper cut outs and claymation and the movies would have all existed with the stories intact too.

Sometimes better graphics are beneficial and enhance the experience, even though the gameplay/storyline remains the same.

"Every game doesn't have to be impossible on the 3ds, but couldn't one?"

Describe how you would design a Mario Kart game for the Wii-U that contains the required core game design (Mario + racing go-karts + behind the kart view) that would be unplayable on a 3DS in a downscaled form, but wouldn't alienate the fanbase and still sell millions of copies.