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NodesforNoids

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#2

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Metal Slug 7 (DS):

As the proud owner of both MS7 and Anthology, I can happily attest to many of the reviewer's points. What I'd like to see now is the 9th official game to drop on the eShop and other digital console markets. A fully HD, over the top tribute to the game and its fans. It's honestly been one of my most requested games, since Wii U was announced, actually.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Highlights Over 50 Unity Games on the...:

I think that alot of studios weren't prepared for HD (either members of one studio that went to form new studios ala Yacht Club and lost assets or simply never worked in HD before). Nintendo specific studios in particular seemed hard pressed to make release dates and it's obvious that HD has effected development times. Even on the other systems, game development is much longer than PS2, the original Xbox, the Gamecube and the Wii. It seemed that only the games for Wii that looked close to HD took longer than 2 years to create. I think Nintendo was smart, balancing the longer dev times with the quick turnaround possible with Unity. Now that sites like Nintendo Life, IGN, Gamespot and Game Informer take digital game reviews as seriously as physical copies, it's easier to avoid the sludgy, trashy mess that plagued the Wii's first 3 years. 8 years ago, my top ten most anticipated list wouldn't have included 6 indies, but here we are.

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#4

NodesforNoids commented on Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Le...:

As an appendix, I don't see Capcom selling off Mega Man. So I think a better bet (suggested by an earlier point) is Nintendo should acquire Treasure. Sega has Atlus and they're letting Atlus work, business as usual. With Treasure on their team, a 2D Metroid, new Star Fox (imagine a top down Star Fox, 15-20$ on the eShop! Or how about a completely remade Star Fox 64 for 30$ on the 3DS?) and even a new Gunstar game would be possible. In addition, Nintendo would have unfettered access to Treasure's entire back catalog.
I'd love a new S&P in HD and a 3D take on Radiant Silvergun or Bangai-oh? Really, it'd be a win-win situation for both parties. Treasure's income is laced directly into the big N's considerable cash reserve and Nintendo gains a group of the shoot-em-up genres best minds. With so much 2D gaming experience, Nintendo could once again claim the title of platform king.

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Le...:

Capcom is only interested in Mega Man as a 'legends property'. Meaning? You know how, people say 'Sega needs something other than Sonic' (despite the fact they have a steady PC market, Yakuza, Atlus as a subsidary, Shinobi, Alex Kid, Toe Jam and Earl, Jet Grind Radio, Golden Axe, the Shining series, Altered Beast, Shenmue and Streets of Rage) or 'Nintendo needs more than Mario / Zelda / DK' (despite the fact they have F Zero, Metroid, Golden Sun, Star Fox, the everyone-in-one Smash Bros, and 3rd party series that are ALWAYS on Nintendo platforms: Fire Emblem and Sin and Punishment))?
These are brands that defy generational convention. As in, it doesn't really matter what system they're on or what dimension they're in, they're part of the brand.
Mega Man isn't about going forward, not for Capcom. This is a company who, like Konami, only wants to move towards super HD, super realistic games. The idea of a retro, modern indie game is one lost on Capcom. Konami's own 'Rebirth' stage has passed and we'll likely never see something like that from them again.
Really, the only hope we have is the cheaper, digital only scene and without Inafune, Capcom's Mega Man phase has passed. He'll cameo in the Vs Capcom games, the Smash Bros. and you might even see costumes and random appearances in various other Capcom titles.
So, because Retro Mega Man is seemingly out and Legends 3 is dead, here's my proposed game: 3rd person action platformer featuring the anime style of the later X's cutscenes and digital world levels based on the Battle Network games. The story: a young boy (or girl), living about 100 years in the future, battles viruses in the digital space using a Mega Man avatar. One day, a powerful virus breaks free (think Smith's escape in the Matrix) and suddenly, the avatars are able to manifest in the real world. I like the idea of levelling your character(s) via either typical battling or being augmented with salvaged parts. Unlike Xenoblade's gem system, you'd be limited to one elemental type, but other stats could be increased to make up for new vulnerabilities.
I'm not sure about the title, maybe something like 'Mega Man Battle Network: Escape', 'Mega Man Transition', or 'Mega Man VR'.
The VR would be Capcom's answer to the VR craze, to let people know of the crossover appeal between MM and the Battle Network series and to possibly set-up a cleaner transition to a first person MM.
To that end, if Capcom did ship off MM to Nintendo (where Inafune could get Legends 3 made), I think Retro could make a genre defining 1st person Mega Man.

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#6

NodesforNoids commented on Ninterview: TriForce Johnson - A Journey From ...:

If anyone thinks he sounds arrogant, consider this: for around 30 years, all he's known is gaming. Gaming is his world. Gaming is everything to Triforce. I know. I met him at the NDS event. He's a professional gamer who doesn't play for second best. He plays to win. He wants to dominate, winning every time he picks up the controller. So he's not going to start second guessing himself. But if you read between the lines, he IS humble. Throughout this interview, Triforce is building his teammates. It's clear he cares alot about them and would rather focus on their accomplishments. When he talks about himself, he's simply being honest.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on Unepic Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U:

I'm not a fan, but this is on my Wii U so my uncle can play it. He hasn't been into gaming since the SNES (he had close to 100 games for that, so he's a bit of a buff) but the German voice option was a pretty big selling point. I also couldn't argue, as he's only here every week or so to see his nephew, added 20$ to my eShop balance (so my Link to the Past, Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3 upgrades are paid for) and only stays for a few hours.
The kid loves watching him game too, sits in a car seat, darting from the TV to my uncle and back. It's pretty funny, as he's usually pretty vocal, but when my uncle's here to game, my son's like a mute mouse!

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 20th March (North America):

I'm sick of waiting for SMB3. It's ridiculous that it's still not out yet. Best 2D Mario and by a fair amount, even over the still rather stellar SMW. To this day, I can't fathom how Nintendo was able to get the game to run on the Famicom!

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as ...:

If Dark Souls 2 moved over a quarter million units, it's not too likely MGS is going to help move PS4s. It is likely though that MGS will sell.
After reading Koji Igarashi's take on Mighty No. 9, it doesn't inspire much confidence in Konami's future releases.
As in, considering how terribly mediocre the last Castlevania was, Konami's back to the drawing board for me. Until they really do something spectacular, there's no getting excited for their new releases, not for me anyways.

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#11

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

Quoting humble bundles is also rather asinine. Really, someone pulling in over 20k a year can only afford to spend 5$ on a game? Please. Most people's monthly cell phone bill is 10-15x that amount. When we're talking about how few games there are to purchase (one decent game, two good ones and one great one per month is more than enough TV time for anyone..) and how little money people have for gaming, it makes me wonder if people are consumer junkies, cheap or just ignorant.

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#12

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

I find it ironic how many people complain about console indie prices then site issues of price and release dates. PC games, often the day they come out, are available on torrent websites. Limbo, for instance, was being pirated the weekend it came out. When a developer doesn't have to worry about people screwing them over (on consoles), the price will likely be higher. Resources get tweaked here and there and licensing fees are always applicable.
Also consider how the game is made. Even if it is a Wii U exclusive, the game is mostly done with PCs. If it's already done for PC, why wait to tweak the game for Wii U? Simple: no piracy on Wii U, so every person that plays the game on a console is money in their pockets, vs the PC crowd which is rife with illegally obtained software.

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#13

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

Idea to refresh Yoshi AND move the series away from Mario (as I found the N64 game to be quite fantastic): Yoshi Lost In Dreamland. You could have a Kirby game and a Yoshi game in one!
The twist? A new world where the populace has been invaded by killer foods!
A veggie zone, a fruit zone, a bakery zone and a candy zone before the final encounter: a truly warped version of Deedee's palace where a brand new antagonist waits with his minions. I'm thinking, action platformer, multiple guest appearances from Kirby and 40-60 levels. There'd be plenty of secret paths and hidden items. Maybe even some sort of weird 'the Mushroom Kingdom is being replaced by Dreamland' storyline.
Anything to make these games fresh and fun again!

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on Club Nintendo in North America to Remove Post-...:

Wii VC games don't give coins on Wii U. Wii Mini looked great (the sleek red coupled with the rough black and those gorgeous accessories!) but the missing Wi Fi didn't put me off as much as the lack of GC support.
I've got my old purple box (4 controllers, S-video and a spare box) and twice as many 'cube games as Wii U and Wii combined. And I'm always looking for more 'cube titles!
Baten Kaitos 2 and a fresh copy of Fire Emblem would be nice, as would a copy of Skies of Arcadia.

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#15

NodesforNoids commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

I find the question simple enough to explain away: men have not been vocal about the way men are portrayed in such media. Men and women have BOTH been vocal about how women have been portrayed.
The advertising shows this true: stylish, covered men on cover art.. shirtless and half naked within.
It's a problem for the critics on the other side of things as there is no hiding how women are or will be portrayed.
Female sexuality, not sex in general, sells. And it sells EVERYTHING. From Go Daddy and 70% of car enthusiast magazines to video games, anime, movies and clothing, it's all a parade of female sexuality.
And honestly, that's not my biggest concern. By biggest concern is the vulnerable, submissive take the entertainment industry has put on things. Not only does it seem to suggest and promote sex but to encourage rape culture.
Let's face facts: 99% of people are intelligent, socially responsible, moderately respectful beings. But for the 1% that twists things to their reality, rape and sexual assault are very real consequences of encouraging the desensitization towards nudity and sexuality.
These kinds of media might be 'only kidding around', but they're not conducting anything positive in the vein of truly opening us up to greater acceptance of nudity or sexuality.
Desensitization: bad
Acceptance: good

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on Infamous Series was Originally Inspired by Ani...:

Fighting, platforming and seek quests killed Infamous for me. The hour long full trial on PS+ confirmed it: cool concept, decent storyline, somewhat interesting characters and horrible execution. I'd take Mario I can play over Infamous I can watch any day, and Mario's definitely not my favorite game. It's just impossible not to enjoy.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wi...:

Two huge pieces of anime related news: in addition to Europe / Australia getting physical copies, the 3DS will be getting a physical copy in the Americas as well!
And, in non-Nintendo news (but still anime related) Otomo's Short Peace anthology will release, this spring, in many territories! If you've yet to partake in Akira, do so now. When you're done, join me in anticipating this collection :)
Proof positive, ladies and gentlemen, the PS3 still has devs making better games than for the PS4.

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#18

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U eShop Exclusive I've Got to Run! Will Hu...:

As a fan of Bit Trip that likes to support small teams and indies in general, definitely picking this up at 2$.
For anyone on the fence, Runner 2 is on the cheap now. For less than 8$, you can get the game and the DLC character pack. I'll still like running best as the svelte Commandervideo Girl, but that's just me :)

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America):

After how much I enjoyed Zen Pinball 2, I have to say it.. Star Wars Pinball (even for a pinball game) is mostly a cluttered mess. The Clone Wars table and Boba Fett's table are perhaps the worst offenders. It's not to say they're not fun, but in comparison to most Zen tables, they're dim and unfocused. So though I jumped on Castlestorm's DLC asap, I had to pass on SWP's DLC.
It's just a shame Nintendo couldn't have pushed Mario 3 sooner than this..
As a side note, maybe @ThomasBW84 can help with this, but I've seen Citizen of Earth listed for today in North America. That's probably not accurate, is it?

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards:

I suppose, in retrospect, DID have more than one console would have been more appropriate, but it's kind of beside the point. A fanboy follows certain trends because he or she is too weak to show deviation. You hype the Last of Us without acknowledging any of it's flaws for that exact same reason, so stop preaching and start reasoning.

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#21

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards:

Hey @Peek-a-boo , some of us, like you, do have more than one system. And have played The Last of Us. And did not enjoy it. I had an Xbox 360, but after two RRODs, I got rid of it. I also had a PS3. Until MGSIV and TLOU killed my interest in it. I probably would have liked the storyline, but I only managed to get 4 hours in. Then the game sat in my PS3 until October while I played The Wonderful 101, MH3, Lego City Undercover and Pikmin 3. My gf then asked 'why do you have two of those?' I chose not to correct her and simply got rid of the PS3. Some guy offered me $100 for the system and that game and well, here we are now.
Were I to have finished the game, I doubt I'd ever want to play it again. Like, how seeing graphic rape in cinema doesn't make me watch a particular movie a second time, the Last of Us isn't a game I'd want to play a second time. And surprise! Alot of critics that gave it GOTY awards said the same thing. The storyline may be fondly remembered, it just won't inspire another playthrough. And if you enjoyed the things you did in the game, then any conversation to be had is done.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on 3DS Faces a Renewed Vita Challenge in Japan as...:

I'm not so sure stock shortages are entirely the reason why the PS4's numbers keep dropping.
Outside of Knack (a subpar attempt at a Rachet and Clank / Mario / Banjo and Kazooie style experience) there isn't anything that sells overly well in Japan. Tomb Raider re-release? Battlefield 4?
I'm with the aforementioned mindset: Japan doesn't give a dime for super HD. Especially not in the console market. I mean, it's not even a handheld market now. It's a handheld society. EVERYTHING that does well in Japan is portable now. Cell phones, manga, gaming systems.. Even smaller laptops are coming on strong.
I can't imagine Microsoft shipping more than a few thousand consoles for the Xbox One. They've no Japanese presence. At all.

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Shovel Knight Release Pushed Back "A Few Weeks":

@rtr0GMR1
I'm stoked for it for the following reasons:
It's not a retro game in the sense it's limited by it's tech, but rather all the cool layering and personality the devs have crammed in in spite of the 'old school' aesthetic. It's done by guys that had their fingers all over the Shantae series and would have helped make Mighty Switch Force even better.
It's a company whose members have plenty of history with and love for Nintendo platforms. And it's a crazy combination of Castlevania and Ducktales, two of 8-bits best offerings.
I'm personally more excited by Pier Solar and finally playing a game I logged over 30 hours in in HD and Tengami, a game whose art style won me over instantly.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Pl...:

It's garbage Nintendo Life feels the desire to flame these articles, airing every little thing EA does, but I'll say this: the article reads 'We think VR can make alot of money and we like money. People are tired of current gaming (despite the PS4's immediate successes) and now we want to do something we THINK will make us boatloads of cash'.
For give me for saying this, but both Sony and MS were 110% behind 3D console games, Hollywood was 110% behind 3D home movies and now it's become a total niche. Add 400$ to that sticker price and get a dedicated 3D tv and pay 25% more for 3D Blu-ray discs. No thanks.
Nintendo succeeds with 3DS, month after month outselling their competition and so the tv big wigs say 'Nintendo's doing it? Screw it then, it's not cool enough for our 18-35 year olds who old want to see sex, drugs and gore!'
VR is a consumer unfriendly invention (like most 3D applications) that is far too limiting in scope. A technology that (contrary to advice from talking heads) is still very much in it's infancy. Rushing this kind of thing would (not could) would lead to physical trauma in enough players not to push things. Virtual big screen glasses? Fad. VR helmets? Fad. It's all just corporate brainstorming and nerdy guys going 'Look, now you're Link / Samus / Drake / Lara! Isn't that cool?'
Gaming has come away from dingy basements, Doritos encrusted hoodies, sweat stained t-shirts, Mom's house, loners on a Friday with no life, boy's clubs, man-child online fantasy sessions and sexless deviants. Let's not make gaming an anti-social doldrum again. Let's stay away from that isolationism and seclusion. Does the idea of a fully realized digital self, fully immersed in the game world sound appealing? It would be cool to actually be Link / a Skyrim character, yes. For an hour here or there. But not an all encompassing, secluded romp where the only human interactions are performed over fibrous cables from over miles of wires. It's a sad future and one I can't be a part of, not if that's what gaming becomes. Optional VR sounds great, but I'm sticking to my bread and butter basic tv, thanks.

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#25

NodesforNoids commented on The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon Are Doing Bus...:

It'd be pretty cool if the Nintendo one had used coin shaped notes and the Zelda one rupee notes. Jail could have been the Gerudo fortress. Play as Ganon, Yoshi, Wario, Zero Suit Samus or Zelda?
So many possibilities to make it truly unique and authetic, but Monopoly is always the same crap. And it always ends the same way: everyone but the most intent quits. It should carry on for just so long, with time limits or something..
At least games like Connect 4 and Sorry end. Maybe that's what Nintendo needs! Mario Kart Sorry! Each player would have a blue shell, a red shell and a star in addition to their character. Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser with a Mushroom kingdom track for the board. Bowser would be the 'one' and that's what you'd need to start your piece. Do it, do it now!

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Ma...:

New collection? Sure. But this time, ALL of the X series is older and up for grabs. 9 and 10 should be included with 1-8.
Make Legends available in some form.
Let Street Fighter's anniversary collection have shown you something and include some cool stuff. Like maybe the Battle Network / anime series. How about a feature length film in the set? Or simply a full set of all the animated portions?
Could do keychains or figures, posters or comics. Heck, could even throw in artbooks, walkthroughs or commentaries! I'd love a brand new Megaman, a brand new Megaman X or even a brand new Megaman RPG with HD graphics, sideview battles, tons of collectibles, good voice acting and dedicated animated sequences.
Megaman isn't dead Capcom, you guys just think he's on lifesupport. WRONG! He sneaks out his window and goes bustin' every night! Been doing it for years!

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Video: This Pier Solar HD Teaser Trailer Will ...:

Funny..
Wii had a bunch of crappy, hour long, motion heavy games and a hint of indie greatness. And people complained and hated it.
Wii U has tons of passionate developers, releasing the 'core' style games (by gamers, for gamers) that people said the Wii was missing and people KEEP complaining.
I didn't buy a Wii because a) paying to play Twilight Princess or RE4 a second time was a stupid idea b) motion controls and c) no dedicated old school RPGs.
Wii U is a treasure trove for real console gamers, games that still feel right on consoles. Steam's great for cheap gamers, but I'm just not cheap enough to think Steam is replacing the tried and true experience. Like holding dedicated hardware, opening a real box, leafing through an instruction booklet.. It's the magic of a new game.
AAA titles are all fine and well if that's your thing, but I never asked for Thief, another Metal Gear Solid, another Tomb Raider Reboot or a FFXIII sequel. Though after playing Galaxy 2 3 years ago, I was more than ready for another zany 3D Mario game. And DKC. They're magic, hearkening back to a happier time in human history while remaining completely timeless. Pier Solar is a wonderful game and should be experienced by every gamer worth their salt.

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#28

NodesforNoids commented on New Child of Light Trailer Shows Off Co-Op Mode:

I remember this game looking much more inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's flowing art and if this is the final form, I find it to be rather underwhelming. Basically, it's a serious Rayman with new characters. Tried and true, Ubisoft is nothing if not predictable.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

No Zelda at launch, but Darksider 2 was. Why is this significant? Darksiders 2 has one of the worst offscreen inventory systems. It's cluttered and requires a paused game. Unless you play on the Wii U. Like the Zeldas to follow (including Wind Waker HD), the inventory is easiest to manage on the Gamepad. I remember thanking the gaming gods when I could play OoT on 3DS without having to pause everytime I wanted to switch my boots. And in the adult temples (Water, Fire and Sppirit especially) it's a life saver.
Wii Party U, Wario, Nintendoland, Madden 13, Mass Effect 3, and Bumpie's Party all made smart use of the Gamepad, Call of Duty added a rather fun option for local multiplayer and Rayman Legends, Wonderful 101, Trine 2, Little Inferno and many others utilize the touch screen as a legitimate input.
It's easy to see flaws when a dev wants to make excuses as to why they won't make games for said system, but he's picking at some pretty short straws here.
Voice control Kinect is great for movies and the Dualshock 4's gesture pad is good for Vita-esque experiences, they just seem so niche. I would never want voice controlled games or for gesture gaming to take off as neither sounds appealing to me. Maybe I'm happy Nintendo's moved away from motion gaming, but the Gamepad isn't what's really holding the system back.
As a side note, I do wish Nintendo would have kept the analog sticks they originally showcased.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Senran Kagura Bursts Into The UK Top 40 While ...:

Aliens Colonial Marines is a top 20 game. That is the most depressing news I've heard today.
On the lighter side, I read a 'glowing' review of some 30 year old guy on Amazon, stating how happy his kids were with their new Wii U and how excited they'd be to play great games on it, notably Halo and Minecraft. I laughed. Out loud.

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#32

NodesforNoids commented on Investor Wants Nintendo To Create Mobile Title...:

@Superryanworld
Worst. Gaming Company Examples. EVER.
Did you know SE gave away DQX for a song and dance. Only in Japan. Then pulled a WoW (on the least online console gaming nation in modern times).
Or that Namco went with Capcom to create one of the most DLC riddled crapshoots ever?
If they stuck to full games, free of the bs of modern gaming, free of the pitfalls of mobile gaming, free of the all out assault from in app purchases, then they might be worth noting.
A FF13 sequel (less a game, more an extended cutscene), a two year old Wii U port, Resident Evil 6 (I need say nothing else), and that's not including the smartphone side of things. I'd be stressing things like Dark Souls if I were to mention any of these company's laudable efforts.
And maybe that's just the difference between you and I. While I feel Nintendo needs to cut down the stragglers and make real games for real gamers (hard and sharp as nails), you seem to genuinely believe that these company's moblie efforts show Nintendo it can leave proprietary hardware in the dirt and just make games. And I swear, if it ever came to that, I'd do everything in my power to BURY them. On every other system, a third party developer steps up, tries to take Nintendo down and gets blown away by a first party effort. The day Nintendo quits the hardware game is the day gaming's funeral begins.

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#33

NodesforNoids commented on Investor Wants Nintendo To Create Mobile Title...:

@PikminWorld
There is so much wrong in that statement, it hurts. First of all, how is Nintendo making a team of their own employees, ones who apparently do nothing, not Nintendo making a game? Miyamoto doesn't get involved in everything, Iwata isn't always hands on and Sakurai basically just makes Smash now. Do you want Nintendo to make a new 2nd party company for mobile games that cost 'basically nothing'? Nintendo, for the record, HATES smartphone games. It's competition. They're happy Sony's not bankrupt, but they HATE Sony. Nintendo disguises this hatred with vibrant, acid trip colorful Mario, shiny Metroid and fairytale come to life Zelda, but they're a business. The only thing anyone outside of people who play Nintendo games, the people who've developed color blindness to everything but green, is financial highs and lows. And beyond anyone's guess, proceed to analyze said finances like they're investment bankers, self-entitled to decide Nintendo's future. With their cash reserves, we're guaranteed at least, at the very least, support until the end of 2015. More than enough time to a) get Zelda, probably some sort of Metroid, Smash, X, Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2 and all the indies Sony and Microsoft would never push themselves and b) another price cut for all the bench warmers content to hold out for the bargain bin, to experience the classics that will make them moan (like with every system pulled before it's time) 'Why Nintendo, why? It was just getting decent?'
It's strange how we, apart from the Nintendolife staff who MIGHT be getting paid for this, get so worked up in Nintendo's issues. There's never any promise this thing works out. Ever. One Saturn, Two Dreamcasts, a Wonderswan and a Gamecube later and I'm more than aware: there are no sure things.
Like this proposed idea, it might sound good to an ankle biter like Fisher, but in the entertainment business, sometimes great isn't good enough to go green. Not saying he's right. In fact, if you've been reading, I think he's a tool.

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

It's nice to see Perry admitting those little nuances a casual fan may have dismissed. The Genesis version was better, but only because Robin Williams' stance and Disney's overall involvement complicated matters, effectively preventing the same title from being released.
For the record, I am still under the firm belief that anti-Muslim sentiments (due to decades long military conflicts, no less) and not Williams is what prevents Disney's Blu-Ray edition of Aladdin.
Then again, Williams' highly publicized turn against mainstream media certainly hasn't helped matters either.
Which is as unfortunate as the game's own release controversy. The animation, scope and music in the first movie is on a level rarely seen, even in Disney films. Compare it to either sequel (or the television series for that matter) and you'll see how much a film's budget can impact it's quality. Night and day, that's all I'll say.

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#35

NodesforNoids commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

I'd have liked the Dragon's Crown developer to have ported that title to Wii U as well. With Code of Princess and Senran Kagura on the 3DS and Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, there's obviously a market for more of Kamitani and D&D style beat em ups :)

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#36

NodesforNoids commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

@DerpSandwich True, Vita is getting shelled, though I'd expect it's sales would improve if Vita TV came out here. Then again, that could kill all sales too. Vita does have Jak & Daxter collection portable, Muramasa HD (with some really cool DLC) and Tearaway, a game that is WAY more fun than Knack..

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#38

NodesforNoids commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

Even compared to a rather 'meh' Origins, Blackgate was mediocre at best.
If Warner REALLY wants to sell this to me, do a 40$ re-release of Asylum for Wii U with this on disc. And no Capcoming things up by charging for the on disc content!
Asylum was my favorite game last gen, hands down.
Speaking of Capcom.. I'm still waiting for one of the following: Capcom vs Tatsunoko or SNK in HD, Darkstalkers on Wii U or SF IV on Wii U.

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#39

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo's Expanded List of Million Selling Ga...:

Funny that there are some who thought FE sold a million.
It's a niche game.
On supposedly 'archaic architecture', if you believe the pundits that claim dedicated gaming handhelds are dead in the water.
People that talk like that are called 'not Japanese'.

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#40

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Game...:

I'd like the following...
1) Five somewhat high profile VC titles. A deal with Squenix would be great, but I'd like some gems. I'm talking Dragon Quest 2 or 3, Chrono Trigger and FF 4 or 6. Another Konami deal would be nice too and maybe some Treasure??
2) Any news on Bayonetta 2, X or videos of Smash Bros would be wonderful. I'd almost like news on FE X SMT or Yarn Yoshi more though. As Kirby's Epic Yarn was a favorite of mine, I'm quite excited.
3) Price reductions for older 3rd party eShop titles. Injustice is 40$ and Japan has a Tekken reduction, why not everyone else now? I'm looking for a deeper 3D fighter and prefer digital in this case.
4) Addressing the recent issues and outlining (briefly) some ideas to get the ship upright again. Maybe point and clicks (Clocktower would be great as would Monkey's Island and King's Quest) or more advanced art programs (using oil, acrylic and watercolor paints in Art Academy would be acceptable).
5) And finally, providing a better interface for Wii to Wii U and providing info on whether they're working on that or not.

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NodesforNoids commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Has Specific Functional...:

I'm thinking it's similar to how many Kickstarter titles can't offer Wii U as an option for download.
Nintendo's codes system seems to be just getting off the ground whereas PSN / XBL has distribution. As in, a company needs to establish DLC separately from their digital title.
AC3 had it, Zen Pinball 2 has it.. It's not that no one's doing it, they just want Nintendo to make it more seamless so it doesn't come across as such a blatant cash grab.
I can remember DLC free gaming, man, it was great!

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NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Reveal Why Its 3D Mario Title Isn't S...:

Rachet and Clank was never about multiplayer. It was a single player game with two distinct characters.
Jumping right into multiplayer, having no previous experience?
Bad move.
Nintendo has tons of multiplayer and platforming experience going in.
I can guarantee it will be head and tails above All 4 One.

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#43

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human R...:

Beating the game without killing. Different boss strategies. Greater focus on stealth elements.
There are reasons the developer would want to sell this back to the die hards who have the first game.
It'll probably be cheaper for the other platforms too.

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NodesforNoids commented on Video: Monolith Soft's X Given More Epic Footage:

Very excited for Mario 3D's multiplayer, Yarn Yoshi (the 2D meets 3D approach is great for an HD experience) and Smash Bros w/ Megaman. But this is Wii U's killer app. This is the game die hard enthusiasts will buy a Wii U to play. And to be frank, it doesn't look like this would be possible on PS360.

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NodesforNoids commented on FIFA 14 Is Coming To Nintendo Consoles After A...:

Forced achievements: PS3 and 360
Developer determined achievements: Wii U
Used game fees, online activations: Xbox 1
No used game fees, full backwards compatibility (games and peripherals): Wii U
For the record, yes, the Dreamcast's VMU did allow for a second screen experience.
But Nintendo's Wii U allows FULL games on the Gamepad, without needing a TV.
HDMI in the box. 1080p, native. Both console firsts.
Nintendo validates Wii owners by allowing them to use their controllers on Wii U games.
Microsoft's original Xbox was dead as soon as the 360 released.
Sony pushed 3D gaming and Nintendo beat them into the ground. Badly.
When's the last time you remember Sony even mention 3D gaming?
Call me immature, flaunting your own obvious ignorance to the facts presented, but I'm stating both opinion and fact.
While you can't argue with facts, don't waste your breath trying to argue with my opinion.
Your position has been clearly stated.
I've simply presented another side of the coin to be considered.
Does it make me immature to disagree with your opinion?
Does it make me wrong?
As an aside, I don't have a cellphone.
Having the latest and greatest isn't a concern to those who lead real lives and the constant connectivity and digital tether of a cell phone are trappings I've shed years ago.

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NodesforNoids commented on FIFA 14 Is Coming To Nintendo Consoles After A...:

@WhoBeThat
Ignorant.
PS2: best selling console
Wii: Fastest selling console
Wii U: small install base, low games flow
The Wii U has a smaller install base than either system. But is still quite new.
EA doesn't like Nintendo but those massive install bases can still bring in alot of money for EA.
Wii U is like a PS3.5
It's not a 'piece of crap', Nintendo just isn't bleeding out from their hardware division the way Sony has been (junk status, Vita loses money, Move was a failure).
The Wii U is a safe system (mid range specs) with a controller that will alter console gaming.
Second screen?
Everyone else is STILL following Nintendo.
So if Wii U is junk, then every system is junk.

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NodesforNoids commented on FIFA 14 Is Coming To Nintendo Consoles After A...:

I've already played this. It's called Fifa 12, actually.
Buying a football 'sim' from a company that calls the sport soccer?
Winning Eleven and every non-EA football title is better than this anyways.
The PC is the only worthwhile platform for sports games.

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NodesforNoids commented on Developer Interview: WayForward Talks Mighty S...:

For 3, I'd like a Megaman Legends 2 twist: pulling off bank jobs with the Hooligan Sisters!
Depending on how fast you finished each level (and the entire game), you'd get a different little cutscreen.
Those girls are just too cute for their own good! You see them and you just know they're up to no good!

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NodesforNoids commented on Lots of Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3DS Footage...:

No wonder Sega's 3D rep was forged in racing games! The sense of speed they manage to create is astounding and the levels being so narrow seems to promise a great challenge for all types of players.
Sonic, at his roots, is still one of the best ever.
Sonic with attitude, showing his skills and burning up these courses tells me Sega's blue blur is going to be sticking around for quite a while yet!

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NodesforNoids commented on Lots of Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3DS Footage...:

The 3DS version looks amazing.
Very crisp, nice draw distance, fast and quite vibrant.
Still going with the Wii U version exclusively, but I'm glad Sega's pushing the 3DS with this high profile platformer (or is it speedformer? Sonic humor, bazing!)