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#1

Lastar commented on Ace Attorney 6 Confirmed to be Headed to 3DS:

@ghostjoshu It's pretty long, the last cases are made to be long so that they seem really epic. Case 5 was added in the first remake of the game and will be even longer since it was supposed to justify rebuying a game with little replay value.

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#3

Lastar commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Nego They wouldn't have to sell that many copies of their games to keep up with the brandwith costs. Some of the sites that illegally upload the games thrive on advertisements. Nintendo would have to sell like 1 eshop game to keep the store up for more than 100 retail game redownloads assuming that uploading won't get cheaper (but it will). Furthermore if they link it all to the same nintendo eshop it would make even more sense to keep that up. And like i said nintendo wouldn't fight homebrew on a machine you can no longer buy things on so worst case it's just going to mean some downtime for redownloads.

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#4

Lastar commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Nego But why would Nintendo ever shut down that store? If you download something chances are you bought it a few seconds ago so Nintendo would profit as both data transfers and hosting a web store becomes much cheaper (for new websites this is balanced out by more need for ads but that's not nessecary here). There will be redownloads sure but i just don't see the store closing down. Even if it happens i just don't see Nintendo fighting homebrew for a console they no longer support. Dosen't make much sense at that point. Also Nintendo is way nicer about homebrew than the competition (both ms and sony have bricked consoles that used homebrew, nintendo dosen't do that) so calling them very protective is probably overdoing it.

I still don't understand the relation between customers rights with digital games (what this conversation started with) and game updates that are shared between physical and digital copies. I see that it's annoying but i don't see why it's a bigger problem for a digital only machine. Also as you pointed out Nintendo is trying to solve this with stand-by mode.

For games i can understand the issue but Nintendo already started doing pre-loading for some games. If they made it the standard you can have it do that while at work or something. For post-launch purchases buying in the morning instead of after work would work better but that's just a little getting used to.

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#5

Lastar commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Nego But why would Nintendo ever shut down that store? If you download something chances are you bought it a few seconds ago so Nintendo would profit as both data transfers and hosting a web store becomes much cheaper (for new websites this is balanced out by more need for ads but that's not nessecary here). There will be redownloads sure but i just don't see the store closing down. Even if it happens i just don't see Nintendo fighting homebrew for a console they no longer support. Dosen't make much sense at that point. Also Nintendo is way nicer about homebrew than the competition (both ms and sony have bricked consoles that used homebrew, nintendo dosen't do that) so calling them very protective is probably overdoing it.

I still don't understand the relation between customers rights with digital games (what this conversation started with) and game updates that are shared between physical and digital copies. I see that it's annoying but i don't see why it's a bigger problem for a digital only machine. Also as you pointed out Nintendo is trying to solve this with stand-by mode.

For games i can understand the issue but Nintendo already started doing pre-loading for some games. If they made it the standard you can have it do that while at work or something. For post-launch purchases buying in the morning instead of after work would work better but that's just a little getting used to.

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#6

Lastar commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Nego Nintendo can (probably) also killswitch physical copies the next time you connect to the internet so there isn't really a difference. Both would result in very angry customers so it's not happening. Furthermore Nintendo is still servicing discontinued consoles' stores (Wii store is still up) and they don't just give you the middle finger if you want to transfer games between your wiis so i'm not too worried about that. Pricing is of course a big deal but the sales have been getting continually better on the eshop so there's that. Furthermore some first party games go down in price very slowly at retail as well and third partys are used to giving sales on other consoles so again i'm not too worried there. Maybe games will also become cheaper because of digital only because some stores often say "if you price it cheaper in your own store we won't sell it" and going all digital effectively removes those threats from the decision making. Furhermore nintendo also do updates for physical copies so not sure what you are trying to say with that last bit, please specify it some more.

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#7

Lastar commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@Nego What's wrong with consumers rights at the moment?

Also i think that download only is very realistic. You have to keep in mind that there is a huge profit to make (for physical the money distribution looks something like "store 55% packager 5% nintendo 10% game dev 30%" but download is more like "nintendo 30% game dev 70%) and knowing that everyone will be buying digital far fewer copies will have to be sold to justify making/porting a game. This also applies to third parties. Furthermore nintendo allowed you to with wii u just add a hard drive. If they began supporting the faster hard drives it would work (external hard drives made for pcs are cheap). For those considering the internet issues they are pretty much only in the US and Japan is usually what nintendo hardware is designed around. In Denmark (northern europe) you can get a 100 mb download everywhere for not that expensive prices. Japan is probably similair. Furthermore allowing people to resume their downloads would work for internet disconnects and stuff and as long as you can play games during download times it's going to be fine. I think it would work but there should be a way to get your physical wii u games on the eshop if it's backwards compatible.

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#8

Lastar commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

For the people asking for region locking to go away on 3DS and Wii U it's possible (and likely) that Nintendo has buisness agreements that prevent it.
Also JaxonH most devs don't care about region locking, it's a practice invented by retail stores who want to be able to "react to the local market" in other words they want to have the ability to sell something overpriced. Rumors even say that some of the bigger retail stores are willing to throw around million dollar deals to make it happen.

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#12

Lastar commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

I once met Iwata in Mario Kart 7s online mode. This was right after the first year anniversary where Iwata was sent to everyone and i checked later and a new Iwata had not appeared (in the Plaza) making him genuine. It was awesome.

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#15

Lastar commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

I want Shining Force. The GBA remake of the original, the second one, the Sega CD one, the gamegear exclusive one (translated) and the three saturn games (translated) in a package and will pay lots of money.

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#17

Lastar commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd June (Europe):

Should be noted that Shadow Dragon is one of the weaker Fire Emblems (Weak story and characters, odd design choices, lacking stage design most of the time, only seize missions) and i would recommend Fire Emblem (the seventh game) for GBA instead if you don't already have it.