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Multishanks

Multishanks

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Multishanks

#1

Multishanks commented on Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, B...:

@Blastoise-san
Firstly, the casual gamers are never gone. They are just nebulous. They are hard to pin down because they follow fads - which are always next to impossible to anticipate. Every generation has been this way.

I sincerely think that ALL the systems will go through some serious growing pains since it will be very hard for them to set themselves apart from the rest of the entertainment out there. Everything is so integrated - even the televisions themselves. It used to be that the competition was for the spot under the TV now Smart TV's are staking their claim to that as well with their increased and expanded functionality. (I personally think that this will make the Xbox One and PS4 seem redundant). Wii U is facing this problem with Ipad and other adjacent/supplemental devices.

In the end, the games will pull the customers. But they absolutely have to hit the nail on the head to turn some heads.

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#2

Multishanks commented on Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, B...:

The Wii U doesn't have it's defining games out which is when a console really takes off. PS2 had it when it's rpgs and adventure games started rolling out. Xbox took off when it concentrated on its shooters. Wii took off almost immediately because its mission statement was fulfilled via Wii Sports. Wii U has been flirting with that impactful type game and it just needs to get it out there sooner rather than later. People (especially video game ethusiast) have shorter memories than you'd think.

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#3

Multishanks commented on Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek T...:

@Doma News flash. All three consoles have gimmicks. Always have, always will. This is like the nonsense I constantly hear about "casuals" being new thing and something to be avoided by your console maker of choice. Wrong. Casual gamers have been around since the inception of Video games. They are the ATCG of the video game DNA since Pong. Don't kid yourself - it's called mass appeal and I guarantee you all three company's investors have that focus in the bottom line.

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#4

Multishanks commented on Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of...:

I have an idea why Nintendo is hesitant to have an account system....hackers. They don't have the structure to maintain high level security for millions of consumers just yet. They will now that they've seen how profitable digital has been for them.

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#5

Multishanks commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Limited Hard Drive ...:

I like that Nintendo doesn't force you to buy a hard drive. However, they should have done more to have that bundled with a partnership of some sort. However, I think all the next generation systems are still going to do it this way. Sony has shown with the Vita and Microsoft with the 360 that they still like selling overpriced memory to subsidize their losses on hardware.

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#8

Multishanks commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

@Peach64 Metroid maybe....Zelda has a ton of mythos. I mean they wrote essentially a bible to try to tie it all into each other. Not to mention, it heavily borrows from King Arthur and Christianity based on the games. It may not be your cup of tea but there is a mythology behind it.

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#9

Multishanks commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

@bonesy91 You get it. As an actor who spends the majority of my time feeling for a living.
Nintendo's strong suit is charm and extremely polished gameplay. Not linear character development. Other M, was a perfect example of them stepping into that western sphere and being lost in translation. I don't understand what people think will happen after seeing the storytelling nightmare of that game.

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#10

Multishanks commented on Developers: Wii U "Less Powerful than PS3 and ...:

I wish I could bottle up all these comments and nay saying until E3, but alas I don't have the memory on my computer. The truth is, the wii was perhaps, underpowered, but definitely NOT under-designed. The main reason why it disappointed a lot of gamers, was the fact that they didn't get a lot of multiplats on the system, which is partially due to the lack of graphical capabilities of the system. The other reason is the third party developers counted out Nintendo before the system was even out. So they didn't even try to design games for the wii.They placed their bets on the Xbox 360 and to a lesser extent the PS3, and missed the majority of the industry's market-share. Taking this into account, people shouldn't be only jaded by Nintendo's efforts but, moreso the direction the industry took this generation.