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NintyMan

NintyMan

A Nintendo Fan, Obviously

Male, 22, United States

I'm a young man who likes Nintendo and Donkey Kong, Mario, and Wario in particular. I also like Disney. I'm a reader, writer, music fan, and Christian.

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Fri 23rd July, 2010

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#1

NintyMan commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

I guess the category for popular posts will appear tomorrow considering today's changes. It just has yesterday's old ones for now. Other than that, I think I'll like it!

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#4

NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

I could see how people could be ticked off to vote for K. Rool even more. Anger can be a strong force. But I don't think that would be a smart strategy as at the same there could be just as many people getting discouraged from voting for him.

Oh well; I'll try not to get too upset over this. The new stages will be a real treat; especially the secret one that was just leaked.

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#6

NintyMan commented on Video: This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overvie...:

The more I see of this; the better it looks. No doubt I would be playing this for a long time. Lots of cool possibilities here!

And with over 99 amiibo costumes for Super Mario Bros. levels, with every single amiibo supported except the Mii Fighters, that will just add on to the creativity majorly!

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#8

NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

Even though I'm clearly upset at K. Rool being more than likely deconfirmed, I'm still happy about the DLC stages coming soon to 3DS and eventually the Wii U. They will seriously add more play time with even more stages to come.

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#10

NintyMan commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

It'll take some time to adjust to, but I think I'll like it, especially for the separate drawing sections. Hopefully now there won't be nearly as much spam as there used to be.

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#15

NintyMan commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

I don’t know about this. I wouldn’t complain about it and I’d buy it, but I don’t know if Nintendo really needs to do something like that. This reminds me of when Melee was rushed to come to GameCube, but this would be a different case as the games since Melee got bigger in content and bigger with each installment. It would be disappointing for “Super Smash Bros. for NX” to be a downgrade in scope, something Sakurai would agree with. Sakurai said there would be “several” more characters coming for the current games, so that seems to suggest there should be DLC throughout 2016 at least and keep the playability of those games going. I’d rather Nintendo just get started on “Mario Kart 9” for NX.

But almost anything can happen, I guess. A game series can’t just perpetually get bigger. A ceiling would have to be reached. More than anything; Nintendo needs to make sure the launch lineup for NX would be as good as it could be, better than the 3DS’ and Wii U’s launch games.

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#16

NintyMan commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:

As someone who has used it since the beginning, Miiverse has mainly been a place for me to draw and experience art, though I also like to see good screenshots now and then. I've used it for asking questions on rare occasions. I used it a lot more when it came to PC. As it stands right now, I think Miiverse is good, but it can definitely be improved.

I'm of the minority that this redesign will definitely improve it. It'll separate drawings from posts, making it easier to share art than ever before. That was something I wanted Nintendo to do for a long time. I'm not the type to chat extensively on the site as this isn't Facebook and it shouldn't be Facebook. The discussion should be about games and I hate how so many like to take it to general discussion or even try to date on there. The Play Journal itself sounds like a neat idea, and asking questions should also be easier because your question won't be lost under a mountain of drawings and regular posts, especially if the game community is newly popular.

Overall, I'm entirely positive about this redesign. It'll be the best thing to happen to Miiverse yet!

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#18

NintyMan commented on Review: Santa Factory (Wii U eShop):

@nessisonett: Well; it will be Christmas in July...

Even though I laugh at it; this is honestly sad. What goes through these developers' minds? Seriously. I feel this is even too generous of a review even for a 1/10 game.

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#20

NintyMan commented on Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast T...:

I'm only at level 18 so far. I guess that makes me "normal." Still, they probably should raise the level cap eventually.

The constant stream of new, free stages and weapons seems to cast doubt on there being paid DLC.

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#22

NintyMan commented on Vote For The Next Character To Appear In Disne...:

I'd think most of those would be great choices, but I went with Goofy because Disney Infinity without Goofy just doesn't make any sense to me. Donald and Mickey are already in it, why not Goofy? But, again; most of those are great choices, so I don't really mind who would win.

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#25

NintyMan commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

@The_Goomba: Shibata would be cool. He has a sense of humor like Iwata did (maybe even more so considering he cosplayed Phoenix Wright) so he would be likable. He's also led a regional branch of Nintendo for 15 years now and he's the most likely younger man I can think of who could be a candidate. However, the biggest thing against him is that he has very little game-making experience from what little I've read about him. He seems to be entirely an administration person. I don't know him too much since I'm American, though.

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#26

NintyMan commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

I personally don't have a problem with this redesign. Miiverse has quite a few whiners. Believe me; I go on it often! At the end of the day, Miiverse is meant for talking about games, not about dating or general discussion. I hate how people do the latter so often on there.

One thing that I'm very happy about is that now there will be an entire section dedicated to drawings so that posts and drawings for a certain game can be separate. I've wanted that for a long time.

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#27

NintyMan commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

I think Sakurai is even less likely than Miyamoto. He's busy with Smash Bros. DLC right now and like Miyamoto, he doesn't seem like the corporate type. He'd also have to give up making games.

What if it was Tatsumi Kimishima? I've done a little research on him and he seems to have a lot of experience. He's the Managing Director of Nintendo who originally started with the Pokemon Company before becoming president of NOA for a few years before Reggie. He then went on to play an important role in the development of the Wii. I don't know if he helped make games himself, but he's been credited in a number of Mario Party, Mario Golf, Wario, and Metroid games. He's a few years younger than Takeda.

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#28

NintyMan commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

Takeda would be a safe choice. He has business experience, game-making experience, and he shares Iwata's policy mindset. His age could be a factor, but I don't see a big problem with leading for a couple of years and then appointing a fresh face, especially during a time of transition like a console launch.

I don't think it'll be Miyamoto as he's an artist at heart and he'd have to give up making games, which I don't think he would want.

Ultimately, it's unclear who it might be. I just hope the next president is likable, capable, and able to forge good relationships with developers like Iwata. I don't want a stiff businessman.

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#29

NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. Creator Pays Tribute To His ...:

I wouldn’t doubt that of all within Nintendo, Sakurai would be one of the most hurting by the loss of Iwata as they did work closely together at HAL and on the Super Smash Bros. series. Iwata helped form what we know to be Smash Bros. today with Nintendo characters fighting each other. Clearly, Sakurai admired him very much. From what Sakurai described of him, Iwata really was one great leader.

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#30

NintyMan commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

Nintendo as a company will more than likely not change its policy drastically, though the next president should bring a unique perspective.

The next president needs to be a lot like Iwata: capable, likable, able to forge good relationships with game developers, and is not just singularly focused on making profit. However, he should still bring a unique perspective to fill Iwata's shortfalls. Above all, though; I don't want a slick businessman like Yamauchi who is singularly focused on making profit and steps on people's toes.

Although they sound surprised, I think some within Nintendo in Japan saw the "handwriting on the wall" and made plans in case Iwata did die or at least got too sick to continue as president. Now that he is dead, that has forced them to act. I don't know how long it'll take for them to find a successor. They may already have a man in mind. But there should be a time of mourning and then they'll have to move on.

As for who I think might be president; it won't be Miyamoto. He's an artist at heart, even more than Iwata was. He has some business sense, but I don't see him acting like that all the time. He'd also have to give up on making games, which I don't think he would want nor us. Sakurai is even less likely given he's still working hard on Smash Bros., and I don't want him to stop making games either. Two men that might have a chance are Shibata and Kimishima, but it could be someone else entirely. I don't believe it'll be someone from outside Nintendo. That would be uncharacteristic of them.

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#31

NintyMan commented on Anniversary: The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old T...:

I've heard that my half-uncle had a Virtual Boy, but it's buried someone in his house. I've never played it myself.

Despite the failure, it can't be denied that it's become somewhat of a cult hit in recent years. Nintendo themselves have taken more of a liking to it by letting it make cameos in certain games like the WarioWare series, Game & Wario, and Smash Bros. Wii U.

I'd love it if Nintendo brought Virtual Boy games to 3DS VC!

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#34

NintyMan commented on Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto Share Belief...:

The outpouring of condolences from the entire gaming community shows Iwata was much-respected and it's a testament to how much of a positive person he was, touching everyone like that.

Here's hoping Nintendo will keep striving to make games that will make people smile just like Iwata would want.

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#37

NintyMan commented on Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its ...:

Yes! This is exactly what Disney should have done, especially after they confirmed Frozen 2. Wreck-It Ralph should be for Disney like Toy Story is to Pixar. Pixar can draw upon toys and Disney can draw upon video games. Great news to start the day, personally!

Mario will definitely make a cameo this time. Maybe Luigi and Link too. I think it would be cool if the sequel was about Ralph and friends moving to a new home console in someone's house since their series got console games for the first time. Something like that would expand the possibilities of cameos significantly. I hope the story itself is good too, though, but the first one's story was rather good, I thought.

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#38

NintyMan commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

That's my favorite quote from him on the bottom. I agree; Iwata was more than just a corporate president. He was a gamer, a game developer, and even a friend to many who never even met the man but saw him so many times that he seemed like a friend anyway in how we connected to his sense of humor and charm. He brought an identity to Nintendo that Nintendo really needed.

This is also why Nintendo won't back away from thinking creatively about the future. They'll still be thinking about the future and what cool ideas that people haven't thought about yet that will give their games new life.

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#39

NintyMan commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

I appreciate everything the man has done, and despite his mistakes, I think he was still a great Nintendo president overall.

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#40

NintyMan commented on Tributes and an Outpouring of Respect Are Shar...:

Here's a couple of tweets from Masahiro Sakurai:
"It's not a normal day and it's not a normal mental state, but I came to work and threw myself into development as normal."
"It's also for Iwata-san. I'm doing what I have to do."

Moving forward, but still remembering; just like Sakurai. He must remember that it was Iwata that made Super Smash Bros. what it is today.

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#43

NintyMan commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Releases Statement on the Pas...:

Miyamoto clearly became one of Iwata's best friends. Although he saw him as a rival at first, Iwata no doubt warmed up to him through the many collaborations on projects and Nintendo Direct skits. Still having a hard time coping that Iwata's gone.

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#44

NintyMan commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Wow; I'm devastated. He seemed to be doing okay too. I'm terribly sad for his family and everyone at Nintendo.

Mr. Iwata was a very nice man. He had his flaws, but overall, I think he was a great president for Nintendo. I certainly appreciate everything he has done. All he wanted to do was make people smile with his company's games, and he delivered. I'll be praying for his family and Nintendo in general as they endure this terrible time of grief.

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#45

NintyMan commented on Review: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eS...:

This is one of my favorite Kirby games. Cool power-ups, cool boss battles, and a bouncy, cheery soundtrack (well, besides the final world and boss battles) and you have another winner for the Kirby series. The fairies are so adorable!

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#47

NintyMan commented on Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make Th...:

And that was just 1997. I think he would be horrified if he was still alive today!

I'm not sure if video games should be fundamentally "competitive", but at the end of the day, I believe video games are entertainment; or glorified toys if you will. Interesting how he believed physical toys made a bigger impression than digital toys. Being from 1997, that was a time when toys were still fairly big business and there wasn't nearly as many gadgets as there are today. Times have changed and entertainment today is considered differently than back then. Even so, Nintendo still believes that video games are entertainment and they haven't fallen for the story-driven approach companies make today.

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#48

NintyMan commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

I really don't think Nintendo handled revealing this game very well. That first E3 trailer didn't capture it right, and this was proven later when Nintendo released a 60 fps trailer that looked much better. Things like that helped contribute to this trepidation on the Internet for the visual side.

For the control side, I guess this game's controls might be like Kid Icarus: Uprising's, in which you just have to play for a while to get used to it and then you won't think about it again. I actually like that this game's motion controls feel similar to Splatoon's, which I agree feels great and that's all I use in that game.

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#49

NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

I agree; NX should be affordable, use power efficiently, and also provide a very cool concept that will capture people's gaming imaginations. Basically just like Wii, but with a better focus on the core gamers. The casual Wii audience has moved on and probably won't give Nintendo another look unless their QOL stuff, which would be an outside entity from NX, manages to snag their interest again. Of course, the games will be very important too, and Nintendo still would need to ensure NX has a very good lineup of games at launch.

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#50

NintyMan commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

I don't care too much as the games are where it's at for me. Competing with the PS4 for more powerful specs would just kick up the price of the console itself considerably and make it even more difficult for consumers to buy one outside devoted fans.