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Male, 51, Netherlands

Fri 30th December, 2011

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Mk_II commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

I just hope that the "smart device" Nintendo products don't eat up what is left of the dedicated handheld market. On the other hand: as a collector it is good that series / franchises / things come to an end at some point :)



Mk_II commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

Not really shocking. They already announced they'd be looking at new ways to leverage and sub-license their IP. And it looks to me like the development work for smart devices will be done by DeNA so it won't distract from Nintendo's core business.



Mk_II commented on Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop):

Friend of mine has an original stand-up Outrun arcade machine and it is still a joy to play that game after so many years.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

You guys obviously have no idea what it takes to bring a product to the international market. How much stock would you make? BTW: if you overestimate demand, the profit margin disappears into warehousing and inventory costs and you will be fired.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Canc...:

I am seriously miffed about this. Not unexpected that it is cancelled after all this time but TVii was one of the reasons why the Wii U appealed to me. Very disappointing news and no, i'm not going to watch some lame kiddie stuff instead.



Mk_II commented on Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

I'm not worried the game will be too short. Back then, SF64 was severly restricted by the limitations of available cartridge memory. Just look at how they re-used almost every texture to squeeze the most out of it. But now a game has so much more resources available that there are almost no limits to what could be done.



Mk_II commented on Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Pro...:

Yup, ordered one first thing this morning after i spent yesterday evening frantically searching for my credit card :)

@bouncer0304 These promotions are limited by design. They are intended to generate excitement and a "must have" feeling before the launch, not as an alternative distribution channel. When the original Phat DS was launched, NoE did a similar VIP program to get people talking about it.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

Got the special offer in the mail... woot! I will certainly buy it, even though i don't really have the money. It's an instant collectable and i will keep it sealed for my collection.

BTW: NoE did a similar thing when the DS was launched, the DS VIP program and i took part in that as well



Mk_II commented on Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Sma...:

Iwata often gets a lot of flak here but I've often said that he's crucial to keep Nintendo on the right path. There are very few CEO's in the business who "grok" the development process or even the fun of playing games. Replace him with a typical beancounter and the Nintendo we love will cease to exist.



Mk_II commented on Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES):

Friend of mine had an Apple II back in 1983 and i fondly remember playing this game, Choplifter and the original Castle Wolfenstein over and over again. Good times!