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MitchVogel

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Male, 18, United States

When I'm not writing news articles for this site or playing video games, you can find me sparring at the local MMA training facility or working at the movie theater. Currently planning on going west to the fabled golden lands of California for college.

Joined:
Wed 28th July, 2010

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#9

MitchVogel commented on Review: DOOORS (3DS eShop):

@EvilTediz IIRC that's the one with the bucket of water and the weight. Put the weight on one hook and the bucket of water on the other, then tilt your 3DS forward. The door will fall out of the frame.

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#12

MitchVogel commented on Review: Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

I think this was a terrible game to launch the DS VC with, here in the states. It's a really fun game, but the fact that it essentially requires the tiny DS border setup to be functional was quite shortsighted and did not make a good first impression. Would it really have been that difficult to include a setup that featured the stacked view, but filling the whole screen? It made the DS VC seem rushed and considering that it was announced over a year ago, we really shouldn't have to be putting up with basic, easily solvable problems like this.

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#19

MitchVogel commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

@rennandovale It can sometimes be a struggle deciding what to post and what not to. This is a Nintendo news site so, ultimately, if it's news about Nintendo or something directly relating to it, this is the place for it.

If you want my personal opinion, it's that fans take posts a bit too personally, as if a dig at Nintendo is a dig at them. Any way you cut it, there will be good news and there will be bad news about Nintendo, yet there are some here that believe there's no such thing as bad news when it comes to Nintendo.

I hear you on this particularly being a bit clickbaity. I did not post it with that intention, I still stand by that this is something worth mentioning, even if it is a petty difference. If nothing else, it makes for an interesting article that keeps Xenoblade at the front of people's minds.

Regardless of whether or not that analyst in the article you mentioned was justified, it was brought up to highlight a new shift in the expectations of the Wii U's life cycle by some.

While that analyst does not represent the whole of the industry, he is not alone in his theory that the Wii U's days are numbered. While most people here, including me, are big fans of Nintendo, it's important that we keep ourselves grounded in reality. The Wii U has been a modest success at best; while we won't go posting articles every day that point this out, it's important to keep in mind that Nintendo has been, and still is, fighting an uphill battle with a console that struggles to gain traction.

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#20

MitchVogel commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

I was shocked by Big Blue, hopefully this is pointing towards Nintendo's intent to continue F-Zero. It'd certainly make sense, they're testing the waters with a few high-speed tracks in Mario Kart 8 to see if people like that kind of gameplay.

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#24

MitchVogel commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I also don't understand why this is exclusively a smartphone game. A smartphone version doesn't have to exist at the cost of a 3DS one. The game can't be that much different from the first one and by not putting it on the 3DS, it seems like they're shooting themselves in the foot by deliberately ignoring the original fanbase. I hope this game is successful, but it just seems like this was a very poor decision, speaking strictly from a business perspective.

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#25

MitchVogel commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I don't understand where they get their information. I mean, one would assume that more children own 3DS consoles, but is that information readily available? I feel like it's a poor judgment to make business decisions like this by baseless assumptions. Yes, you do see lots of kids playing with 3DS's, but that doesn't mean that it's mostly children. There's gotta be more to it, this simply doesn't add up.

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#27

MitchVogel commented on Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, ...:

Yeah, I don't know what to make of this. I haven't played any of the Layton games, but I don't think this looks like one. I thought the point of those is basically a long chain of various puzzles with a slowly unraveling mystery told in cutscenes between them.

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#33

MitchVogel commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

This would be the greatest con in history if it was actually an April Fools joke from Nintendo. Imagine that it opens in a deep space setting, the camera pans around and you see Samus' gunship blast by. As an orchestrated rendition of the main Metroid theme starts building, it just abruptly cuts to this: Untitled

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#34

MitchVogel commented on New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star ...:

@Other_Dave I've no doubt that they are coming, it's just whether or not they'll be coming in a timely manner.

My all-time favorite table by Zen is easily Moon Knight, I could play that for hours on end. At one point, I was #24 on the world leaderboards, but it's been quite awhile since I've played. Heck, if they release these star wars packs anytime soon, maybe I'll get back into it.

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#35

MitchVogel commented on New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star ...:

Yeah, it's really disappointing that Zen puts out these tables so slowly on Wii U, but it'd be really interesting to see sales data compared to other platforms. It's a pretty safe bet that they're barely profiting off of the Wii U versions.

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#37

MitchVogel commented on Feature: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U - What D...:

Personally, I was not a huge fan of Other M, but I thought it was okay. I don't see why everyone says it killed the series though. One mediocre game, if anything, is a good thing because now they know what NOT to do in the next Metroid

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#38

MitchVogel commented on Weirdness: Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monst...:

If I lived closer to California, I'd go. Maybe I'll be moved into my dorm before it goes back to being Goliath. And to y'all that're too scurred, roller coasters will forever be a mundane experience after you go skydiving; seriously, it changed me. :P

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#44

MitchVogel commented on Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the...:

@Tazcat2011 Like many N64 games, they really haven't aged too well, if you ask me. These remakes gave both Zelda games a much needed facelift; the graphics aren't hideous and their design has been streamlined so as to realize the original vision for these games that was slightly missed the first time around. I'd strongly recommend both on the 3DS, as they're essential games.

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#45

MitchVogel commented on Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the...:

@Tazcat2011 I've gotta agree with you. I didn't really like the game on the N64 because it was just a bit too obtuse. This remake just had to tweak a few things and it turns out that there's actually been an absolutely fantastic game buried underneath all the archaic design.

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#48

MitchVogel commented on Rumour: Warner Bros. is Working on Building a ...:

@Ryno Yeah, I get the same feeling. When you look at it, it's really the same story. New, popular concept comes out, companies flog it as everybody races to get a piece of the profit, consumers get tired when the market is flooded. There's already three major competitors in this, will there be room for a fourth?