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McGruber

McGruber

Classic Macgruber!

Male, United States

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Thu 13th March, 2008

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#5

McGruber commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

The game would never have sold well primarily because of Nintendos failures with WiiU from the very start. That said, this is one of the very best games on the system AND it has WiiU specific features and actually looks BETTER than 360. So yea Nintendo could and should have supported it through email ads, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Minute, etc. Nobody is saying they should have financed commercials or subway ads...

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#7

McGruber commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

There's a total of 2 WiiU games I care about this year : Mario Kart and Smash. That's terrible. I don't think they have hit bottom yet though. The WiiU is going to be the first real flop system. They are already losing money on every system sold, whereas the GameCube was never sold at a loss.

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#8

McGruber commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

The best feature of the gamepad will always be off TV play and the built in universal remote. So maybe the real failure is that they never successfully advertised that feature. Instead of having random families in Hollywood squares they should have done a simple commercial with a kid and his sister fighting over the TV ...

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#9

McGruber commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

I am a WiiU owner, and while I really like the game pad (not so much it's design), there are close to no games for me on the system! And I am a Nintendo fan! But I am not 13 I am 23 and so Nintnedo's software is not always what I want, and it certainly isn't ALL I want.

That being said. I don't think Nintendo has a prob appealing to kids and families, even though so far WiiU hasn't...

The BIGGEST PROBLEM is that Nintendo now has MILLIONS of FANS in the world who know they love Nintendo games, but can't be compelled to buy a system exclusivly to play Nintendo games.

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#10

McGruber commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

I'm not impressed. Nintendo needs to expand so that they can offer more first party content if they want to survive. They clearly lost 3rd parties and I feel like they are foolish for not acquiring a big studio by now given the game situation they have. Capcom would be huge.

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#11

McGruber commented on Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle With Two Extra Game...:

This deal made me repurchase a Wii U and it has me thinking...Nintendo can't afford to lower the price and said they wont, but why the hell don't they just throw some more games in there for $299??! They need to fix a lot of things with Wii U going forward, but right now they can make moves to sell systems.

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#15

McGruber commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

I just want to point out that even though the 3DS is selling well, third party support is just as bad as Wii U and a lot of that also has to do with specs and lack of duel analog. Anyone who thinks Nintendo needs to just forget about 3rd parties is an idiot. There are a lot of people like myself that enjoy Nintendo games (not all), but desperately want to be able to play more 3rd party games. It's the reason I don't own a Wii U and frankly don't own more 3DS games. The game I want to play just aren't there. That is a loss for Nintendo

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#16

McGruber commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

I read the whole article and it was a very good read. At this point I am not surprised by anything though, except that nobody at Nintendo used Live or PSN. I also think this person hit the nail on the head in terms of the future of WiiU. It will sell in small quantities until Nintendo puts out a killer app, but even then it won't match PS4/One sales and real 3rd party support is all but gone regardless. Maybe Nintendo will learn from this and really give us the console we want next time.

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#19

McGruber commented on Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda Meets Dynasty Warrior...:

While this is a game that I would probably love, I can't help but wonder about the implications of this. We've seen Nintendo let 3rd party studios take a shot at their franchises before with mixed results (Metroid Other M comes to mind). Seems like one of their only viable options considering the situation. They aren't going to buy any huge studios or quit the console race any time soon, so their main objective is simply filling out that Wii U lineup. A game like this has a quick turnaround, and will make a nice profit even if review scores are low.

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#23

McGruber commented on Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined...:

Of course it's not coming in spring. Nintendo being the only company that puts AAA games on their platforms can only afford to have one AAA game a season. Smash Bros is prob next years holiday season "Wii U saver " just like 3D World

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#25

McGruber commented on Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy...:

Also, aside from Miiverse, which is never advertised anyway, Nintendo has done an ATROCIOUS job at catering to gamers. They said this system was supposed to be more about what core gamers want, but aside from Miiverse and some M rated ports from 3rd parties, they did nothing. A more feature rich system, an account system, and games like Metroid Prime 4 instead of NintendoLand (which is still great in it's own right) would have done them wonders. Now they are stuck pandering to parents, who a majority don't see the point in another Wii when they already have one...

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#26

McGruber commented on Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy...:

I don't think it's a question of whether gamers and people in general still like Nintendo type gaming experiences. I think Nintendo just does a HORRIBLE job, at least in the US, of marketing them. When I bought a Wii U, I had my friend over to play some Nintendo Land. He is XBOX all the way, and has never even owned a Nintendo console that I know of. When we played some of the multiplayer games on there like Chase Mii, I think we were both surprised by how awesomely fun and funny they were to play. The problem is neither of us would have had a clue of these type of experiences if I didn't buy a Wii U on day one. I later sold the thing because of the lack of games and features (I'll buy one again eventually).

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#28

McGruber commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

Also, let me just add that this very telling in regard to which consumers Nintendo values the most right now. It's the children and families. I think they are still blinded by the Wii and DS phenomenon they had to see that there are potentially MILLIONS of fans out there who want to like Nintendo and their games, but for reasons like this they can't. Their games lately have catered more and more to the younger demographic. .

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#29

McGruber commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

I know not many used this App, but I did. And I am very disappointed in this decision for a couple of reasons. First of all, you can still send messages to your friends on Miiverse for WiiU. Sooo....WHY wouldn't they just take the option to attach pictures away from Swapnote?!

More importantly, this little App was what many thought of as a small step in the right direction of making Nintendo consoles more social and connected. In fact it is one of the few exclusive ideas Nintendo has had in this regard. To take it away, and for such a silly reason, is a HUGE step backward in my book.

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#30

McGruber commented on Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are ...:

This is the best deal yet on the eShop! I have a phys copy of RE Revelations and it's one of the best games on 3DS, especially when graphics are concerned. Don't be put off by supposedly slow nature of the game either, because it is actually very action heavy with tons of weapons and upgrades, and fun online multiplayer. I think I will finally get Mercenaries now that it is at the RIGHT price too! Yay for Halloween : )

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#33

McGruber commented on StreetPass Relay Issues Reported in North America:

I recently moved to NY, which means I am now getting like 500% more streetpasses than I was back in PA. However, I noticed my local park has free Wifi provided by AT&T, and the Nintendo Zone icon blinks when I am there. Every time I try to open Nintendo Zone and use it there I get an error. So clearly once these NIntendo Zones were set up the store/park owners completely forgot about them and they aren't being maintained.

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#34

McGruber commented on Shadow of the Eternals Fails To Meet Funding Goal:

This is really sad to see. After all of the years of what seemed like decent hype for one of Nintendo's best Mature titles to get remade/a sequel. I think part of it is Nintendo's "hardcore" fanbase is not that huge to begin with. On the other hand it lends further proof that Nintendo fans can't be bothered by anything not formally announced and published by them. The fact is Nintendo needs exclusives, so I am wondering why they don't take the studio under their wing so to speak. Or maybe they already did and that's why the Kickstarter was dropped to only $1 mil.

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#36

McGruber commented on Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchas...:

I've been saying they need to do this. Instead of having a Nintendo games on mobile devices, they need to just have a really great Nintendo app with screenshots, videos, wallpapers, and the ability to browse and purchase from the eShop.

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#38

McGruber commented on Nintendo Reveals The 2013 Club Nintendo Elite ...:

If I get the soundtrack I'm just going to keep it sealed for years...if I get the posters they (the Luigi and Pikmin 1s) are going up on the wall immediately. I already have the Ocarina of Time 3D soundtrack so the posters win!

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#42

McGruber commented on Wii U Summer System Update Pushed Back To The ...:

Yea seriously, the delay is OK as long as this update is actually adding features people want. The menus and everything can still be smoother, but we need a better account system most of all, and they need to fix "Wii Mode" and the Wii Shop/eShop mess.

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#47

McGruber commented on Talking Point: The Uncertain Collectible Futur...:

Not being able to buy the Wiiware games through the eShop is horrible. It's doing a big injustice to the makers of those games because I, for one find it too cumbersome. The 3DS does this with Dsiware, so what was the thinking in that?

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#49

McGruber commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Curious Decision to ...:

As a new NYC resident I am stoked for this. Streetpass has grown to be my favorite thing about my 3DS. I think enough people own the system now that if you bring it everywhere it wont be long before you get a hit, especially with the new relay spots in the us