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NodesforNoids

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#1

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

Aside from those titles, Fatal Frame is a rather intriguing possibility (though limited in audience due to the expenses that would come from hiring a vocal team, something I argue will narrow it's scope in non-English speaking locations due to necessary subtitles) Mario Maker and Art Academy look to inspire creativity and just who knows what 3rd parties will join the party if Wii U sales were to take off.
Watch_Dogs is a sure thing and Ubisoft has teased another, but what would, say, EA's response be to the still struggling system selling another 4-6 million systems this calendar year?

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#2

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

sinalefa, I think you just hit the nail on the head. Will Nintendo adapt cross-buy at the end of the DDP? Who knows at this point. What we do know, is this week (and the rest of August) seems packed with indies.
I counted 11 indies with potential July / August release dates still to come.
Tengami, Teslagrad, Pier Solar, Assault Android Cactus, Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'Sey, Super Toy Cars, Midtown Crazy Race and Art of Balance are 9 likely 'summer' releases. Dieselstormers and The Fall seem to be very far along. I'd be surprised if either waited until autumn to debut.
Then we have SSB, Lego Batman 3, Skylanders, DI 2.0, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Toad's Treasure Tracker and Steamworld Dig.
After E3, I also wouldn't be surprised to see Kirby, Yoshi and Splatoon by May. Not to mention the possibility of Minecraft (not my cup of tea, but it could happen).
With Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mighty No. 9 and Zelda on the horizon, the next 17 months look VERY interesting.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Fatal Frame seems like a movie that would go nicely along the lines of The Ring and The Grudge. Let's not forget that one of Saw's original visionaries was also Japanese.
The movie seems like a no-brainer for American audiences, but the manga? The Wii U game?
No offense to European markets, but the US is the world's biggest market because of the English language. It's streamlined American culture.
European markets? Not even close.
And gamers HATE subtitles. So, triple the localization budget (if not 5-8x larger) just to cater to countries like Belgium and Poland who, if my info is correct, has been the lowest first world market for Nintendo titles for over 20 years now. The sheer audacity of it is banal.
And for the simple reason the majority of gamers would refuse to buy a subtitled game, IF it is localized, Nintendo would likely only pay a small English cast, potentially even hiring internally.
That, people, is the reality of the Wii U's install base.
Shovel Knight isn't out yet? I guess the whole '8-15 languages' they needed to include, the ratings checks, additional bug testing and distribution adds both time AND money, huh?
Fatal Frame MIGHT be localized, in English and subtitled in non-English speaking locales, but it's not happening for a long time, and that's only if both FF and Hyrule Warriors do well.
They haven't talked seriously about localizing Yokai Watch yet. They definitely haven't spoken very seriously about Puzzle and Dragons Z, so why would Nintendo spend (potentially) 2-3 million localizing a game that, to be frank, would fall into a niche and sell terribly.
For a system that has sold 7.3-7.5 million units, MK8's 1.6-1.8 million sales are astronomical. But to localize, they'll need to push a million copies of HW worldwide and 300k-400k copies of this new FF.
I don't want to come across as a hater but as a realist.
-> If this doesn't get released in EU (couldn't care less about US ) then I will attempt a boycott of the Wii U and future first party games and yes sell my Wii U for pittance.
THAT is what we should avoid.
THAT sounds like a fanboy regretting his choice.
Sorry, UltimateDespair, but you fell right into it.
I wouldn't give you or anyone pittance for such an obnoxious attitude, acting like Nintendo should sacrifice it's empire to sate the appetites of those chomping on pipe dreams. It's not in your hands.
But IF Nintendo wants to see if localization is worth it, put up a pre-order. Vote with your wallets, not your mouths and then we'll see what happens.
Half of the people who demand these games never buy them, so why should Nintendo bother listening?
(/devil's advocate rant)
Don't jump on your keyboards and get mad.
Go out and DO something.

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#4

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Personally, I think Nintendo should extend the DDP through to the end of 2015. I've got 4 games worth through it so far (Arkham Origins, NES Remix 2, New Super Luigi U and Scribblenauts Unmasked). It would be great to have when the next 18 months' games hit us, that's for sure!

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@rjejr, I did the same!
The 399 points for G&W are almost too good to pass up. Even if I'd have more enjoyment from NES Remix, G&W's DDP points gave me one code and put me within 200 of another. Guacamelee and (the still discounted) Armillo gave me another. Cashing all 3 gave me enough for NES Remix 2, so I'm all set for the rest of summer!

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#6

NodesforNoids commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

I remember reading on a site, and recently (probably Polygon, seeing as their anti-Nintendo editorials are becoming all the more one sided) that Nier is the game Zelda wishes it could be, Chrono Trigger is the most overrated RPG is an overrated genre, Folklore is the greatest game no one played and no indie was worth the time, money or effort. I seem to recall 'inept', 'uninspired' and 'pretentious' being the descriptors. After searching said reviewers' reviews, he (or she, there was no picture) had MK8 ranked a 6.5 out of 10, Shovel Knight a 6 out of 10 and Wind Waker a 6 out of 10.
Now, it might just be me, but calling Pokemon a 'fad' seems like just one more sign of said reviewer's stupidity. 18 years, 25 manga series, over 245 million units in sales, Nippon jets, trains, Time magazine, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons, 14 soundtracks, 17 films, over 800 episodes, 36 games, guest appearances in dozens of other Nintendo games and dozens of Guinness Records.
Point is, sometimes I trust reviewers.. Other times, I really don't.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

I've got friends on Facebook whose 13-16 year old nieces / nephews have exchanged or admitted to have exchanged nude pictures on that site.
The fact is, there's too much posted to be properly moderated without community assistance and often, the community doesn't do anything.
It's not that it isn't offensive material, it's that alot of the people viewing it are just as starved for attention as the posters.
The protection Nintendo wants is the 'selfies' which could be so-called 'signed photos'. As in, a photo that contains the person's name or other restricted information. I've heard of a site here in Canada (Nexopia) where 30+ males were hiding their age, meeting and having sex with 14-16 year old girls.
Realistically, as much as I'm not a fan of censorship, I just hate that kind of crap. 18+? You'd kill the app in a day.

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo of America Launches Camp Miiverse Cha...:

It's funny how there's this rather innocuous little 'Camp Miiverse' and so many of us see the team aspect as a nice cover for how individualistic it truly is, but then I see the posters.
All these diverse characters and views and opinions.
sinalefa (who kinda reminds me of Leafa from SAO), rjejr, ricklongo and MrWalkieTalkie, I feel like I see your posts so often, NL has become a preety interesting community.
There's so much diversity here, some are open and experimental, others reserved and traditional. It's my go to Nintendo site.

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#11

NodesforNoids commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

On the topic of Master Reboot, it looks like the halfway mark between The Letter and Another World.
Kind of reminds me of some of the futuristic segments from Cloud Atlas while also managing to give off a F.E.A.R. sort of vibe.
Can't be worse than the Letter, that's for sure. Or Gravity Badgers.
Who knows, it seems like the indies on Wii U are learning by their 2nd or 3rd projects.
Affordable Space Adventures looks alot more intriguing to me than Knytt Underground or Bumpie's Party, but that might be just me.

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#13

NodesforNoids commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

When the Club Nintendo free game promotion ends, then Nintendo needs to be more anxious. To be honest, I don't see Watch Dogs carrying number 1 through July, though I do see MK8's numbers staying constant.
Remember though, buying a system and a game (or a bundle) is never going to produce the comparable sales of one game by itself.
Judging by Yokai Watch 2, MH4 and Pokemon X / Y's numbers in Japan, the 3DS is just now hitting full stride.

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Nintendo doesn't seem keen in dishing out the proposed 9 million for Rare's DKC, Jet Force Gemini, and DK64 or the proposed 14 million for Banjo Kazooie so it's pretty plain to see that Nintendo is waiting for the Wii U to take off. How many systems sold? An economist friend of mine is pretty pessimistic. To the tune of 22 million systems sold.
From what I heard, the 3 games are under a single banner, seeing as Microsoft can't use DK and apparently has zero interest in JFG. Banjo Kazooie, on the other hand, is one I've heard MS is VERY interested in doing an HD re-release for.
All this is pretty negative, I realize, and could pertain to hundreds more games (Square Enix, Konami, Sega to name a few). On the plus side, Wooden Sen Sey drops onto the NA eShop next week. After a few overly simplistic titles, it looks like Neko has finally found a solid action platformer.

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#15

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

For 8 dollars on PSN, I got Wild Arms 1 and 2, Syphon Filter 1, 2 and 3, the Legend of Dragoon and a new costume for FF Dissidia 012.
The same price as one SNES VC game.
Nintendo, if you're reading this, you're about to drop the last ball. You're a blind juggler and you're losing your audience.
Why does Miiverse support crap like The Letter? The dev engages with his audience, responds and seems to want to make it better.
Is it pure garbage? Sounds like it. Is he still doing a better job catering to his fans? If not, why are we getting ONE VC game when literally NOTHING else is out this week on Wii U?
Drop the 'Club Nintendo was our focus' excuses and start taking this seriously again. There's alot of games coming out, eventually, yes, but I'm not so far invested that I won't just drop your half baked console like a bad habit.

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Hey Ralek, what do Bayonetta, The Devil's Third, Ninja Gaiden, ZombiU and others do to the system's supposed 'family only' imagery you're suggesting?
Eternal Darkness ring a bell? How about Resident Evil 0, 1 and 4?
Honestly, it's people that sing the strongest praise for first party games that makes people think Nintendo gamers only play and buy Nintendo games.
Which is never completely true.
Assassin's Creed 3 had the best per system install rate for any of its releases. Maybe gamers got confused and thought it was Mario..?
Nah, it was because it had good marketing.
Nintendo system owners are actually pretty diverse, it's the devs who view Nintendo's sales and feel intimidated that reduced systems like the Gamecube to background status.
The Wii was Nintendo abandoning 3rd party ideals and doing their own thing, like they should have been doing all along.
As long as there are those gamers who swear by Nintendo's standard above all others, there will be a stigma against them.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

This and Dragon Quest X are two games that should have had confirmed western releases already. Then again, gaming isn't a hobby to companies like Square Enix and Koei Tecmo. They're multimillion dollar ventures that, in some cases, can become multibillion dollar ventures.
Point being, if Hyrule Warriors does well, KT will release this here.

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#18

NodesforNoids commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

30$ for the game (with an online community and near endless levels, two seperate graphics engines and a music editor) they could do a 10$ art pack (they'd likely do 7-10$ per art style, considering the coding for each individual set) and a 10$ physics pack (seeing as they haven't used the truly 'retro' physics in over 20 years, I doubt they'd have an easily translated set just lying around and would have to rewrite the entire physics engine).

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on One Piece Unlimited World Red DLC Arrives, Wit...:

Thing is, a bikini wouldn't be much worse than Nami's usual outfit.
Aeternoblade is only getting further attention now that it's summer.
It's all optional though and not pertinent to the games' storylines.
If sex sells, don't buy it.
But let people have options if they want them.
If it sells, obviously people want the option.

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

EVERYONE agreed Nintendo needed to drop the Wii for the Wii U to succeed. EVERYONE. And yet, here we are complaining about a lack of support for the Wii. Nintendo gamers, officially the most spoiled, self-righteous in the industry.
15$ soundtrack vs 40$ game.
Injustice! Time to complain! NES Remix? I already have these things! FOUL! FOUL!
Pardon my Catholic, but christ. How many people on here buy 1-2 games a year or don't own a 3DS or Wii U? I'm thinking the number is pretty high.
And you want to be rewarded for buying the first Pokemon Black on DS or SM Galaxy on Wii when you know full well you got the game for 10$. Yeah, let's reward YOU.
Same people that refused to buy a Wii U and MK8 because you didn't like the free retail games they offered. Entitled. That's Nintendo gamers.
I hope Nintendo gets out of the industry the day Zelda U comes out. To spare them from such useless 'fans'.
I see now why PS / XBox fans have such hatred towards Nintendo and its fanbase.

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#21

NodesforNoids commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

Naturally, the other 4 are Nintendo, not some weird system like 3DO, Turbographx or Atari Lynx / Jaguar.
Those coveted games being Evangelion 64, Terranigma, the original Mother (Earthbound Zero is a great fanslation) and...
wait for it..
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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
Ok, so pretty typical answer, but the game was fun and tough as nails with hundreds of hours of replay value. Once you discovered that each death impacts the narrative, that is.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

16 of my top 20 dream VC releases are Sega VC games. Burning Rangers, Radiant Silvergun, Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes, PSIV, Shining Force 2 and Blue Stinger (An arcade RE??) to name a few.
So many great games that could be revisited too. Streets of Rage, Comix Zone, Vectorman and some much needed updates to both Phantasy Star and Shining Force.
Golden Axe was a pretty crappy remake, though I'm sure Altered Beast could be worthwhile. More so than the original anyways.

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii ...:

Hopefully the VC releases prompt a Dark Dawn release as well. Then it'll be up to gamers to vote with their wallets as to whether or not we finally see the series end. A 3DS entry in late 2015 and an HD collection on Wii U in mid 2016? Sounds good to me!

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii ...:

I'd not only love for this game to be available in the eShop but to have the same password carry-over as the original.
I remember over leveling my original characters (to max some items, money and unlock every spell) and throttling Lost Age's final boss.
Which, as any GS fan can attest to, is never the hardest boss in the game.
You can be cheap, it's just a long, drawn out process.

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

While SSB's fourth entry has had a longer build and more character trailers than most Nintendo games in the company's history, it still doesn't have a Wii U release date. Two Wii U games have been given dates recently though.
Whereas Wii U is currently facing a 2 month schedule with just one definitive retail title (One Piece Unlimited World Red isn't even at retail for the Wii U in NA) both Lego Batman 3 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric have been given November 11th.
I hope they change the day to the 12th in Canada though. Remembrance Day is the 11th and shouldn't be kept as a release day.

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Hmm, this can only suggest that Wii owners are askewing Wii U, 360 AND high end PC gaming in favor of the PS4. The question remains though: what are they buying it for? Their now teenaged kids, the horsepower or Sony's brand name? As their TV division is dwindling, cellphones and portable media devices are selling dismally and their PC software department is facing disbandment, Sony's entire corporationis reliant on the PS4's success.
But again, why are people buying it? Current market value can''t seriously be perceived to be that high. And yet, people buy it in droves.

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#28

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Br...:

Personally, I still think the perfect Wii U games would be a brand new Clocktower. The Gamepad was basically made for point and click, swipe and craft. It's the whole reason games like Mario Maker, Scribblenauts, Pushmo and Art Academy look so enticing.
Clocktower was always about defense and survival, building traps and staying alive. With the microphone (trying to stay quiet) and the gyroscope / accelerometer (trying to stay still), horror games could be HUGE on a Wii U that's still hurting for new games.
Just thinking about playing a Clive Barker inspired game, or maybe one by Japan's diverse writers, gets my arm hairs tingling.
Coukd be great, but I'm an optimist that way.

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#30

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Br...:

Nintendo doesn't get horror titles..? The Letter, Fatal Frame, Resident Evil 0 exclusive, Resident Evil remake exclusive, Resident Evil 4 timed exclusive, Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil Revelations timed exclusive, Cursed Mountain, Dementium, ZombiU and Alone in the Dark, just to name a few.
Obviously there are others with ties to horror, like SMT, Resident Evil 2 and of course, 999 and it's sequel.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

As a side note, Best Buy Canada is a bit slow. As this run of sales wouldn't start until Sunday, the weekly flyer usually terminates on Thursdays with new ads going out on Fridays. So the deal may apply, we just don't get the same sort of notice.
This week, anyone into AC may want to check out BB Canada early. A few others are 20$, with ACIV being the newest and most notable.

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

Like Nintendo during the 80s and 90s, I hope games like LBP, Pushmo and Minecraft don't just entertain but open doors for the next generation of game designers. Not simple consumerism and audience but authentic, creative ambition. The UbiArt engine is just one example of inspiration amidst the banality of trend worship. Even in Ubisoft there's Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry and it's nice to see diversity.
Heck, Call of Duty, Spiderman and Skylanders are all out from the same guys.
Now only if we saw more originality and more departure.

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#36

NodesforNoids commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

Yoshida-san is a traditional Japanese businessman, one who not only understands his competition but also acknowledges why people might buy or prefer their products.
More so than anything else, he is a very honorable man. Like the Ghibli masters, he would rather lose his job than his humility and his dignity.
In example, when Goro Miyazaki finished From Up On Poppy Hill, he asked that, should the film be received as poorly as he believed Tales From Earthsea was received, he not be given another chance.
It's not a lack of confidence. It's a sense of reaching, ever higher, knowing that one will always fall short of perfection and that that's a good thing.
Perfection is life's greatest impossibility, things can always be better.
But also, as a businessman to not be too hard on yourself.

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#37

NodesforNoids commented on Yo-Kai Watch 2 On Course For A Phenomenal Déb...:

When both Pokemon and MH are so incredibly dominant, anything along those same lines blows up in Japan. It's a collector's obsession, one that is appropriately Japanese and exclusive to the country's reliance on space saving measures. When collecting hundreds of manga, dozens of figures and large consoles and their accompanying televisions isn't the best option, handhelds explode. Even adults see the draw in what can be a very cramped, crowded place.

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#38

NodesforNoids commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I also agree with many on here. While I can skew my opinion to objectively state what I believe to be the best Zelda and not just my favorite, many aren't taking that approach.
It also seems like alot of people haven't played certain Zelda titles, so that skews the poll that much further towards personal favoritism.

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#39

NodesforNoids commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I'd say my own personal Top 5 would be:
1) Twilight Princess (I like linear experiences with exploration reserved for side quests)
2) A Link Between Worlds (It does everything A Link to the Past does, but with a more realistically skewed world map, a better use of rupees and good progression)
3) A Link to the Past (The music, bosses and gameplay is even or better than ALBW and the storyline is classic)
4) Link's Awakening (Ganon isn't the boss, incredibly diverse gameplay, intuitive world exploration)
5) Ocarina of Time / 3D (Timeless story, streamlined character development, classic ending, great original music thct integrates into the gameplay)
Best Zelda?
A Link Between Worlds.
It takes A Link to the Past and improves on it in every way.
I love all 5 of these and many more Zelda titles and many do not enjoy Twilight Princess, but like Mario, not everyone agrees that the first (3D Zelda in this case) was the best.
Heck, I enjoyed NSMBU more so than either Mario 1 or 2, so what does that say?

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#40

NodesforNoids commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

Let's be honest, 3rd parties are still 10-15 million sales away from really caring the Wii U exists. Konami and Capcom are two more companies that have tested those waters. Prognosis, doctors? This patient is still on mandatory life support. And despite a strong recommendation by Kotaku and games coming, it's still not a system that is likely to ever flourish. Iwata's last console and Miyamoto's retirement party will both be the Wii U.
I had hope for Zelda, Xenoblade and Smash to change that future. They won't.
Nintendo will be handheld gaming only, maybe featuring a multiplayer verson of a Vita TV concept and using the handhelds as controllers, by summer 2017. And that's being generous by about 6-10 months. Mid 2016, Nintendo will announce the new device. Wii U projects will screech to a halt. Zelda could sell 10 million games but, like Mario Kart, won't be the salvation Nintendo's seeking.

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#41

NodesforNoids commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

Dauntless.. When a game like Retro City Rampage, not a VC game, sells less than a thousand copies on a system with over 150 million units sold, how much faith should 3rd parties really put into a system that has sold less than 6% of that? Considering that Nintendo has to make the Wii U's emulation hack proof, Gamepad compatible and would get a sliver of 3rd party titles, why devote resources for Sega if they end up getting nothing in return?
HUNDREDS of PS1 games on the PS Store sell dozens of games per year. How is such a dividend worth the effort?
Nintendo's slow trickle is a direct result of spending on new games, which would be counterproductive to hire a bunch of new people to work on VC. Could it be better? Of course.
But with all the delays Nintendo's had in the last 5 years, money could also be better spent elsewhere.

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#42

NodesforNoids commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

Right now, I think maybe @World has the best idea. Takamaru. And a full game, from the first person perspective. With Gamepad and traditional controls. Nintendo obviously wanted that game to be bigger than it was.
Red Steel 3, with better controls, is still a dream. But what if Nintendo beat Ubisoft to the blade?

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#43

NodesforNoids commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

Despite a number of VC releases, I can't see Snake or a Belmont appearing either. The 3DS has both of Konami's two biggest franchises, but the Wii U has been denied any new games. It's not like Ground Zeroes and Lords of Shadow 2 were game of the year candidates either.
I honestly can't think of any character I'd really want that isn't already in the game. Then again, I'm just here for fun. I have no intention of purchasing SSB in any way, shape or form. For either system.
Like the Mario Kart games, it's fun to sit in and watch a bunch of self entitled 'adult' gamers moaning about how their 'great' ideas aren't in the games or how something changed and it's just so.... ZZZZZZZZZZ. BORING to hear the same drivel sometimes.
God forbid a company that's been doing this for 30+ years might know more about making games than you.

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#44

NodesforNoids commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

Shulk likely won't appearin Xenblade Chronicles X. The powers wouldn't really work in this game. And there's no point in pretending Shulk's regular costume is in any way an immensely popular or distinctive one.
The Xenoblade guy is posting so all the fans of his games buy Smash and a Wii U. He's doing this to get the install base up. I mean come on, if the job you enjoyed doing could make you more money and be more enjoyable just by a co-worker succeeding, wouldn't you support that person?
Sony wants Nintendo's competition and in the best real life example of my point, Sony's big wig owns 2 Wii Us and wishes more people would support what he thinks is a great system.
Despite that both instances mean stronger competition, they support their comrades, whether in the same company or not.

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#45

NodesforNoids commented on Review: One Piece Unlimited World Red (Wii U):

The review seems fair but I question the familiarity Mr. Hughes has with the actual series. Watch any episode and you'll plainly see hordes of pathetically easy to beat marines / pirates tossed around by Luffy and crew. It seems that with every new location, there are those generic, nameless sorts that are vastly impressed and quickly, effortlessly decimated.
Why? They got in the Strawhat pirates' way.
Zoro, in a rather telling moment, beats the tar out of dozens of pirates, slicing their ship in half and casually remarking how he was on the wrong boat.
In a series that features super powered pirates vs normal people, how close is the fight really going to be?

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#46

NodesforNoids commented on Review: One Piece Unlimited World Red (Wii U):

5 points to make:
1) It's a port from Japan, complete with recent storylines that haven't been dubbed, licensed or even casted yet. (hence the games subtitles)
2) At 650 plus episodes and 700 plus chapters, redoing events covered in earlier games would be a bit of a waste. (hence the lack of background provided)
3) Features events and storylines that detail and intimate on spoilers to those who refuse to watch subtitled anime. (so detailing the lack of dub is essential for Bandai Namco)
4) Is an anime game. So expectations shouldn't be set too high.
5) Won't be for alot of people. Is an anime game.
Myself? 70 DVDs (collections have 4 each) , have watched every dubbed episode. Have viewed the first 580 subbed episodes. Have read the manga to it's current chapter. Don't own the manga, waiting for the series to finish to start.
Owned games on the GC, Wii, PS2 and PS3.
Got my partner and our son to start watching.
She's excited to try the game and he loves the bright colors and crazy characters.
So there might be 'core' gamers on here that bash Zelda U, lament the 200+ games available on Wii U, only watch 'guy movies', think animes for nerds, could be racist / homophobic / sexist and still judge anything Japanese for being exploitative. And those people can form rational opinions or bash senselessly and irrationally and that's just fine.
But be decent and don't bash someone else for having one of their own.

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#47

NodesforNoids commented on CoroCoro Magazine Shows the Pokédex and More ...:

Guys, I just had the craziest idea!!
Ok, so Nintendo basically revolutionized gaming by incorporating the first analog stick, first d-pad, first shoulder buttons and so on, right?
What if Nintendo were to do it.. again?
I'm talking the first combination d-pad / analog stick that actually works, eliminiating the need for both. I don't know how, but it was this crazy, what if kind of thought.
It was inspired, in no small way, by this exact post. Doesn't the d-pad area look like it could be some wacky combination of the two?? I definitely think so!

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#48

NodesforNoids commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

I hardly ever use the restore points, to be honest. Never had them before, don't usually emulate (unless it's a weirdly unavailable game like DKC 3). The WII mode suspends play when I exit the title, so it brings me back to the days of the day long pause. You finish at night, but couldn't save, so you pause the game and come back to it the next night. This way, I achieve my desired result and still save energy. Or I can jump to another game entirely. Save states / restore points seem cheap to me.

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#49

NodesforNoids commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

After all the hate between Sega and Nintendo during the 'console wars' it's ironic to see Sonic on a PS system and people not think it's out of place. I mean, the PS2's backward compatibility was what truly shot them ahead of the Dreamcast, sending Sega's console division to an early grave.
No, Sega didn't help matters and yes, they shot themselves in the foot more than once. But it was Sony that performed the coup de grace, not Microsoft and not Nintendo.

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#50

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

So, because they can't make it to market before the end of August (with no games scheduled) and who wants to compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Amiibo, Hyrule Warriors, Toad's first starring role, Smash Bros, Lego Batman in space and Bayonetta 2? Delaying the game until, say, February is smart. That way people will have money to buy it.
Heck, when you think about all the great idie games still to come this year on Wii U, waiting for the holiday season to bolster their audience is smart.