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NinGamer85

NinGamer85

Male, 29, United States

I fight side by side with Link and was trained by Mario...NINTENDO LIFE

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#1

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against W...:

@majorgamer you are so right! It's been said and Nintendo is aware of it, and I think it's in the process. It's very delicate to change an account system and I think testing and tweaking it for an extended time will bring a smoother transition. From what I've been reading about the financials they're spending quite a bit in operating and R & D. My hopes are increasing the power of the Nintendo network and the account system.
New IP's would be great as long as they are solid. I've been playing Nintendo consoles since NES and saw a lot of great titles made for all ages to enjoy. It's quite a challenge imo to make something simple enough for young children while at the same time difficult enough for adults to enjoy. I'm curious to see what a game targeted at an older audience on Wii U, from Nintendo, would turn out to be?

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#2

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Foll...:

@TheLilK98 The Wii U is quite a different beast and specs cannot be directly compared with the other consoles. I agree they should have increased the RAM and VRAM. I think we did see a CPU clock increase with the last major update and may see a little more in the next one. Coding for the system is much different and that's why they have been working on tools to help developers. Seeing games run in 1080p at 60fps makes me believe Iwata when he said it's not underpowered.

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#3

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Foll...:

@Zael Idk $76 dollars could buy me a game or two. Maybe more if used, or indie titles. Remote play is only good if you have the regular Vita though, right so add that cost. Handheld systems today are really neat and software is designed to take advantage of it.
@Bass_XO Very true. And remastering an older game really gives them a chance to test the hardware and see what works. Since the story and overall design are already done this team has the opportunity to really push the system and see what it can do and how it can be done better, easier. I could be wrong but I see it like this: New Zelda U team is actually creating, building and guiding the direction of the new title. WWHD team now joins them with a better grasp on the tech to help bring the ideas to the screen. ALBW team has been working on new puzzles and level/dungeon designs. Link's abilities in that game may carry over to the new Zelda game in one way or another. A recent interview with Aonuma makes me think that we're going to see the best elements from the last few games return refined in a new form.

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#4

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Foll...:

I think Vita TV is kind of silly. Sony releasing two products competing for your tv space at the same time, idk. Up-scaled resolution and handheld sized games on a television sounds way less appealing than large HD games on a powerful system. Wii U has some great games coming and even if its sales are lower this generation I'm having fun playing it and so are millions of others.
It seems that in the US at least the "second screen" experience is starting to take off...Even with smart glass or vita Nintendo has the best second screen option with a lower price tag. Wii U is a great piece of hardware with lots of potential and the software is coming. Even ports of older games are great fun to play with the gamepad. It's like having a controller with unlimited buttons that some games let you alter to your liking. I haven't tried the Nvidia shield yet but I think it's going to be hard to match what Nintendo has done with the gamepad being as quick and responsive as it is.

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#5

NinGamer85 commented on Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers A...:

Looks like his face didn't miss the boat! Or the boat didn't miss his face. But seriously why isn't he wearing a dragonborn or power helmet?
Release a game that doesn't CTD or glitch out and then you will be worthy of a Nintendo platform. Fallout 3 won't even run on Windows 7 without outside help.
After seeing your previous efforts why would anyone listen to you about building hardware? Sure your software can be patched months or years later but not hardware.
I like some Bethesda games, too bad they usually involve hours of trial and error or searching forums on the web to be able to play them. Couldn't imagine being stuck with a console that I can't do anything about when a game doesn't run correctly.

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#6

NinGamer85 commented on Miyamoto: HD Development "Took More Time Than ...:

@Shworange nobody does. How much better do games get on consoles over time? All consoles have this. Mastering use of hardware takes a long time. I do think they should have been more prepared but...
Nintendo is very cautious (usually) about putting out software. They make excellent games that sell for years and years rather than slapping some textures on annual releases.

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#7

NinGamer85 commented on Rumour: The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boo...:

@gloom At least for the city it's quite a bit to load. There are no loading times no matter how far you drive. It only loads when you progress in the story. It's bad though, like Skyrim on Xbox.
@SCAR392 I think maybe the Spring update was for the OS and bringing the system up to speed. Maybe the summer update will focus on software performance. I don't know about the numbers because none were official to begin with but it's not impossible. My CPU on PC clocks down when I'm not gaming.
If there's truth to this it does make sense. Nintendo knew they didn't have a strong launch but they did get a decent start (around 4 mil) and it needed to be released before nextbox or ps4. No matter how much testing is done by Nintendo, consumers give the system the real test. I'm guessing it passed as they are now bringing it up to speed. The entire design of the hardware is very new for consoles even pc's just got gpgpus a couple years ago. It's very capable and developers are learning...except DICE who I'm thinking EA has paid to not even try...oh well EA makes crap anyways and they will hurt not making games on Nintendos.

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#11

NinGamer85 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a 3D Mario Release o...:

@GN004Nadleeh hmmm please look at 3ds sales for the fiscal year those titles released. If the wii u can increase sales by anywhere close to that it will beat Nintendo's sales forecast...and put wii u on top like its predecessor. Also 3ds sales are still sky high. How many months on top now?

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#12

NinGamer85 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a 3D Mario Release o...:

@IxnayontheCK no you're not. I love galaxy 1 and 2 but I think its silly to release a third especially when you're trying to convince the world this is a new Nintendo system. Continuing the wii mario games counters that. I'd like to see a return to the mushroom kingdom in beautiful hd. If they do continue something they should keep making mario games the best looking on the system. Galaxy looked so good, sunshine before that, mario 64...really show off the wii u. Also I think christmas is a better time with wwhd in fall and possibly karts. There's some mighty fine Nintendo titles on the way. They should release it the same day as ps4 lol

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#14

NinGamer85 commented on Satoru Iwata: Nintendo Has No Plans To Adopt C...:

This is good though. Iwata has a very good point regarding latency issues...
@aphughes Just because he doesn't want cloud gaming yet doesn't mean that Nintendo isn't working on anything for save games and NNid cross platform. I think the latter is very much in the works. Miiverse is in the works for 3ds already and vc will cross soon. They will have to use a cloud for that...be patient the nnid and miiverse are still very young and I think Nintendo is doing a great job for being so new to this.

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#15

NinGamer85 commented on Eiji Aonuma Speaks About Zelda 3DS and its Len...:

Agreed. I'm so happy the Nintendo doesn't rush trying to put out a new entry every year no matter what the franchise (looking at you CoD). Nintendo gives there games plenty of time in development and that's why we still play games that came out over 25 years ago. On the software end...change nothing Nintendo. I'd rather wait for a complete game running smooth that to have a game come out to be patched every other week for 5 months and experience downtime or bugs as a result.

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#16

NinGamer85 commented on Nintendo Won't Be Holding A Large-Scale Press ...:

I think it's a good thing. Nintendo directs have a lot of info that is well edited and fit to a reasonable time frame. Also it comes directly to the console. There should be an ND Community in Miiverse...Aside from that meeting with developers behind closed doors allows more communication of ideas and technologies. Wii U is an amazing system. I think that showcasing new games and ideas to a smaller audience allows devs and pubs to get answers to their questions and more direct information. Publishers, developers, investors and consumers all look at video games quite differently and I think trying to talk to all those people at once can sometimes distort or blur the message. Speaking to those groups individually however Nintendo can get a clearer, more direct message to 3rd parties.

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#17

NinGamer85 commented on Rumour: Take-Two To Reveal Next-Gen Versions o...:

@SteveW Lego City is a lot of fun. It doesn't require much skill or effort but I can lay on the couch and play with my son in the room. He watches and laughs and really enjoys the game.
I'd buy GTA V but have to play when he's away.
Some games are for kids. Some games are for adults. Consoles and handhelds are about games...of all types. Wii U, 3ds, 360, PS3, PC all have great games for kids and adults. Nintendo seems to be able to produce games suitable for both...Zelda, Mario and SSB to name a few.

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#19

NinGamer85 commented on Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Rac...:

@ULTRA-64 If you haven't played it this game is awesome. Too new to be called classic but easily the best looking on the console and extremely fun to play. Easily the best racing experience on a console in a while and considering the last few nfs games...this one stands out and will be a classic for the console.

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#25

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Expos...:

New console games will barely rival pc games from last year graphically and I have yet too see a game need 8 gigs while running windows which consoles obviously won't. For a console, for nintendo and for awesome games wii u is enough for a few more years.

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#28

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: The Perils and Positives of a P...:

@DerpSandwich In case you haven't seen the explosion of MiiVerse activity for Monster Hunter...it's crazy. Anyone willing to give this game one hour will play for 100. That's a system mover for sure...you will NPD for March. Monster Hunter is the RPG on Wii U right now so there's that many million RPG players.

Lego City is a family friendly game with great depth for anyone wanting a relaxed gaming experience. As much as I love MHU I still break for games I can play relaxed and chill like I will be doing with Lego City next month. And kids will want to play Lego City, parents will buy a Wii U if they don't have one.

Mario Kart and I'm guessing a new 3d Mario will be ready for 2013 as we haven't heard much from them for a while now. Those two games will sell 1 million consoles at least...check the history. Pikmin 3 I would guess to move at least half that within 30 days...I'll be picking it up. Also Pikmin was a very high selling gamecube title...many people love it.

Wind Waker HD will also sell systems, hell they can bundle it with a gold colored Wii U and I'll buy another one and keep my black deluxe. Also I'm guessing that Wind Waker is going to raise the awareness of a certain new Zelda title that will be your 10 million smash.

Bayonetta 2, Watch Dogs, (currently) Battlefield 4 announced as 3rd party interests for me and E3 isn't even here yet.

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#38

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: The Positive Power of Gaming:

@aaronsullivan Well said sir...I see it happen more to people that dont play video games on dedicated machines. These 'casual' games are highly addicting and really are just mind-numbing. Personally aside from competitive multiplayer if there's not significant depth and a good story I am not interested.

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#39

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: The Positive Power of Gaming:

I completely agree. If there weren't video games there would be a lot more young people with nothing to do late at night. I can remember being awake til the sun rises play Perfect Dark, Goldeneye, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. There's educational value to games as well. Problem solving, Hand-eye coordination, reading, math and even science are tucked away in many video games of all different genres.
When talking about kids it's up to the parents to decide if their child is mature enough to handle certain games, just like movies and music. There are ratings and warnings for that very reason. While kids can be influenced by many things committing violent acts is not the fault of the game. It's a game and there's obviously something wrong with anyone that's unable to discern fantasy from reality no matter what the fantasy is. Sometimes the reality is a nightmare and it causes a person to prefer fantasy but again that's not the games fault.
Sorry to go on but it just bugs me when blame is shifted to one thing or another instead of just dealing with or admitting that the individual is responsible. Are you going to blame things that can't act on their own and punish everyone that just wants the entertainment.

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#41

NinGamer85 commented on Cliff Bleszinski Sees A Future Where Nintendo ...:

Nintendo is not going to be out of the hardware business anytime soon. At gamestop last week the 15 minutes I spent in the store I saw two new 3ds purchases and one Wii U. The Wii launch was unusual and I would be suprised to ever see something like that happen with consoles again. Wii U had a good push out the gate and sales increase when games increase...it happens with all consoles...except Wii.

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#44

NinGamer85 commented on Nintendo - "Innovation is Important" for the 2...:

How is that a circle. Aside from Paper Mario series he has never been able to do anything better or more than the start of the game.

It doesn't have to change. How would mario being able to jump higher or do more damage as he progresses through the game not be fun? In talking about innovation you gotta try something new.

When I think of genres merged these games come to mind: Elder Scrolls merged action and Open World RPG to make one of the greatest series of all time. Honestly many games use elements from various genres to create gold. You think custom classes were in the first shooter games? I know I couldn't put a different sight on my assault rifle in Goldeneye. Madden used to be pick a team and play football now there's several types of games in each edition packed with customized options and leveling up your superstar.

And straight up platforming is what it is now, why are you talking about needing innovation then talking about going back to its roots. NSMBU is about as rooted as it can be. If you played it then you see what's great from SMB3 and SMW put into one nice looking little game.

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#45

NinGamer85 commented on Nintendo - "Innovation is Important" for the 2...:

Throw some RPG elements in to new 3d mario. Let mario level up some. Give him a jars or pouches to fill up for each of his abilities and let you change on the fly...so long as you have enough 'magic powder' whatever in those jars. Strengthen up some enemies to take more than one fireball. This could work in a 2d mario too though I would rather see it happen in 3d. Bring some more action RPG element to Mario n freshen it up a bit. I can see Mario triple jumping over bowsers head while slinging a massive fireball at the back of his head...anyone with me on this?

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#49

NinGamer85 commented on New "Batman Arkham" Title Due in 2013:

@rastamadeus my thoughts exactly...ps3 will have title til 2015 and xbox til 2014 at least. If this game is ready in 2013 it is being developed for current consoles...not future...since they haven't been officially announced for release this year...and honestly they would be better waiting till next year...save on dev. Cost and sell cheaper so more will buy

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#50

NinGamer85 commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Ras the motion controls feel more natural as you progress through the game but I definitely need to sit up n play. I felt like you did when I started the game but playing through a second time after a long hiatus they feel very good again and I'm shredding enemies.