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Tue 18th Sep 2012

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MattOfSteel commented on Donkey Kong Country Trilogy To Be Pulled From ...:

It isn't copyright disputes probably. Rare made them, but they are using Nintendo's assets.

This is likely a royalties issue. Rare (Microsoft) is probably asking for more profits from these games when sold digitally on Nintendo devices. Always a smart move. Push for more money so Nintendo can be like, "fine nobody gets anything".

I would totally cough up the money if they wanted to release an HD collection of all three on the Wii U. I probably wouldn't even think twice. and I still own the SNES carts of the trilogy.



MattOfSteel commented on Review: Kirby Air Ride (GameCube):

I can't enjoy the game. I know too much about its history.

Namely that this game is the reason that Masahiro Sakurai (you know Kirby's dad) no longer works on the Kirby franchise. He got some much negative feedback from the publisher and was pressured to make the game play in a way he disagreed with that he quit.

So even though I love and have played all the Kirby games, this is the only one I will never own. Which isn't that hard as it was also my least favorite Kirby game of all time. Though, since I was in my twenties when the game came out, I guess it wouldn't really be part of my childhood nostalgia.



MattOfSteel commented on Why the White 3DS XL Didn't Ship to Europe or ...:

People want what they want. But what I don't understand is how they believe White + America = do not want. The Wii was white. It sold well. Macs are white. They do ok. The Xbox 360 is white ... doing ok. Plastic forks are white, they're everywhere.

Here's a wacky ass idea, Ninty. Go the Lego/M&M path and let people custom order their stuff. You want a black 3DS with gold inside? You want green? You want panda (white on the outside and black on the inside)? You want a triforce etched on the top? Mario? Your name?

You would get extra money from those of us that are big enough fans to want that kind of thing (or from the significant others and parents who are looking for a snazzy gift) and you can continue to give the retailers the plain ol' standard models so you don't irritate your biggest sellers.



MattOfSteel commented on Nintendo: Wii U Basic Bundle Designed To Attra...:

I was at E3 and I can tell you that while NintendoLand will not be "amazing" it was genuinely fun. I think it will fill the same spot that Wii Sports did. It works to showcase the various new gameplay options the gamepad can perform. Hopefully this will actually get third party developers to treat it as more than an Xbox controller with a touch screen on it.

And everybody seems to be forgetting that Nintendo Premium network that comes with the deluxe. Being a "core" gamer, I'd rather have that reward program and a discount on digital downloads.