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PokeMario

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PokeMario

#1

PokeMario commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

People seem to forget about casual fans and children that own any video game console. Many of them are unaware of the existence of most indie games. When a game like Mario sells more than an indie game, is it because Nintendo fans don't like indies and only buy Mario games? No, it is because of the millions of children and casual fans that don't even know what an indie game is.

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#2

PokeMario commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@mjc0961 I'm not sure I'd say his comment was insulting, seeing that he is an active user of this site, he is probably sick of seeing all the negative comments that seem to appear on many articles (I'll admit even though I try to stay positive I've had my share of the negative comments and was probably too harsh in them, whether they were directed at Nintendo or another company). It does get a bit redundant seeing so many comments spewing negativity towards Nintendo. He probably could have given the same message without the sarcastic tone used in his comment, but I wouldn't necessarily call anyone who agrees with his statement a "fanboy".

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#4

PokeMario commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I think it's important to remember that the Ultimate NES Remix is just for the qualifiers. The actual event will be using several games according to Nintendo. We'll have to wait and see, but I think it will be interesting.
Though there will be less people, I think a big part of it will be watching the event online. More people can watch it without going to the actual event, and I think that's what Nintendo might be aiming for.

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#7

PokeMario commented on Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than Yo...:

Sorry, but they did the same thing last year. Monolith Soft's X was said to be coming in 2014, only to be announced as Xenoblade Chronicles X coming in 2015. They are just using the already announced placeholder date. For all we know, it may not even become its own game and be combined into Star Fox or something.

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#8

PokeMario commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

The Nintendo eshop listed the game as $59.99. I think it is possible that we'll see a bundle that includes the game and the squid amiibo for $59.99 while the game itself will be $49.99, similar to Mario Party 10. Otherwise, the game could remain $59.99 with one of the software bundles will appearing in North America as a Nintendo World exclusive.

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#10

PokeMario commented on Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Di...:

I expect:
Info on the Smash Bros. and Mario Kart DLC.
Yoshi's Woolly World info and release month (June).
Exact release date for Splatoon.
Mario Maker season or month for release (maybe coming in the summer or a specific month).
Possibly a release window for Xenoblade Chronicles X.

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#11

PokeMario commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I think Nintendo's "big" title that will release in November is something that will be announced at E3. Metroid will probably be shown off for 2016. There will also probably be a Mario and Sonic title for this holiday season. I don't see Star Fox being Nintendo's "big" title.

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#12

PokeMario commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Being the first open world Zelda game, there is truly a lot of potential for it. I'm sure the developers are constantly thinking of new ideas for the game, and I'm sure they don't want to rush this. This could end up being one of the best if not the best Zelda game ever.
Plus I've got open world games like Xenoblade Chronicles X and The Witcher 3 to play this year, Zelda can wait.
Though this does beg the question of what will be the Wii U's "big" game this holiday season. I personally believe it will be a game we don't know about yet that will be announced at E3.

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#15

PokeMario commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

All Zelda games are about Link as he travels between being an adult and a child while gaining different abilities with different masks as he travels the ocean on the King of Red Lions and travels the Spirit Tracks and transforms into a wolf while going between Hyrule and Lorule when walking on walls and flying to the Skyloft in the sky.
I'm getting tired of the same game all the time.

In all seriousness, I think Call of Duty should be left to Treyarch. I enjoyed both Black Ops games, but Ghosts and MW3 just don't interest me. As much as I loved the original Modern Warfare, I don't think Infinity Ward is the same company they used to be.

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#19

PokeMario commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

There's no way you can score all games on the same system. You should review it like any game, then say what type of people would like it and who should try it. For example, you might say "This is one of the best fighting games I've ever played, so its definitely worth buying if you like fighting games. It does nothing other fighting games haven't, so if you've never liked fighting games before you may not enjoy this one. If you haven't played many fighting games before or are interested in getting into the genre, this is definitely a good place to start."

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#21

PokeMario commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

I usually don't care about power because Nintendo can make games look great regardless. However, for their next console they'll need to step it up in terms of power in order to make a cross compatible console/handheld. It doesn't necessarily need to be on par with the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles, but the gap in power should be much smaller than it is now.

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#26

PokeMario commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

If they're getting paid and the videos aren't being copyright claimed I don't see the big deal.
And if Nintendo is the only company that takes a cut of the revenue, how do you know other companies don't do it and just don't say it?

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#28

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Wins Metacritic's Annual Game Publish...:

I find it odd that Take Two is considered mid-sized considering they were number one last year. Apparently it has to do with the number of games released, so I guess it barely reached the minimum before.

Great news for Nintendo, though.

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#29

PokeMario commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

For some reason I now really want Mario Party 10. I can't explain it.

Overall I thought it was a pretty good direct. The 3DS looked a little lacking for 2015, but it looks like it will have a solid lineup of games for the first half of the year. Plus we got details for the New 3DS.

I actually was alright with the Wii U. I think it got enough focus. However, the Direct was for games coming in spring of 2015. Mario Maker and Yoshi's Woolly World were scheduled for it a while ago, yet we didn't see them. I'm alright if one of them gets pushed to the second half, but at least one needs to come out in either April or June. I was hoping for Yoshi's Woolly World and Mario Maker details in the last direct, but it was understandable that they weren't there. Their release was still months off, so I didn't expect much until 2015. However, we saw more of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. I'm perfectly fine with that, it's just that we saw them last time, and I was hoping we'd see some Yoshi's Woolly World or Mario Maker.

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#30

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compat...:

Would there be a way to save amiibo data to the system so it can be used in another game but the data could be added back on later? If not then there should be. It'd be stupid to force people to delete their saves all the time just to use it in another game.

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#34

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@MasterBlaster
Except I never said the PS4 didn't have many games coming out. I said that saying the Wii U had basically nothing to offer would be like me saying that about the PS4, which is wrong since they both have plenty of games coming out. I simply listed some big ones and said "among others". You're misinterpreting what I said.

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#35

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@MasterBlaster
Not sure how it was a mocking tone. I was simply stating the great exclusives it has this year. I said it kind of as if I were recommending it to someone. When I do that I usually mention the exclusive games since I don't think it's worth it to buy a console if the games you want to play are already available to you somewhere else. Plus, I have a PC and most of the third party games I get are on there.

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#36

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon
Ah, yes, your comment definitely did not contain "bias". You said Nintendo has almost nothing to offer in 2015. That would be like me saying Sony had nothing to offer in 2015. They have The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Persona 5, among others. They definitely have a lot to offer. With games like The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third, Yoshi's Woolly World, and many more, Nintendo has more than "almost nothing" to offer. They have enough games to have at least one exclusive every month.
Yes, the PS4 is making Sony profits. It's pretty much what's keeping them alive. I said Sony was losing money. I never said it was on the PS4. As for Microsoft, I honestly don't know how well Xbox has been doing for them, though that article you posted was from April. They cut the price again and had loads of bundles and deals during Black Friday, which makes me think they had to have taken losses from that (and I honestly wish I had waited until then to buy the Xbox One, I jumped on board during the Summer because of the indies and my hype for Sunset Overdrive.) Still, Microsoft as a company has taken losses.
Of course I don't know every game that will come out for every platform. E3 is in June, and I expect each company of the big three to have a strong showing (though I don't have very high expectations for Ubisoft and EA).
If you care that much about specific sales numbers, here:
Mario Kart 8 sold almost 3.5 million as of October http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/31/7133147/mario-kart-8-sales-wii-u-owners-attach-rate-half
Subtract the Japanese sales which are stated in this article and you have pretty good sales.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/482694/nintendo-reveals-us-pokemon-smash-bros-and-amiibo-sales/
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 1.5 million in its first ten days in the US. Smash Bros. for 3DS also sold 1.5 million at the time of the article. Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 710,000 at that point.
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/10/29/hyrule-warriors-sales-exceed-expectations-outside-japan/ http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42131 While there were no specific sales for Hyrule Warriors, it sold 190,000 in its first weekend and exceeded Koei Tecmo's expectations.
And besides (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-super-saturday-20141223-story.html) the Saturday before Christmas sees more revenue than Black Friday, so saying that the Black Friday sales numbers will suffice is inaccurate.
I mentioned a new console when talking about the Wii U selling worse than the Dreamcast. It may be selling worse, but unlike Sega, Nintendo doesn't constantly release a new console and then drop it for a new one soon after. That's what lost Sega a lot of money. The Wii U is actually making Nintendo a profit, just like the Gamecube did.
Nintendo has been making a killer off of their amiibo figures, so I don't see how they would end up barely making a profit. And no, my statement was not a hyperbole, I stated the facts. Sony and Microsoft are losing money, maybe not on their systems, but I never said their systems, I just said money period. And I honestly never made any accounts on any game media sites until this generation, so I never made the Wii and DS having better sales argument to anyone. However, I would not brag about their sales, because the PS3 and Xbox 360, and heck, even the PSP all sold well. I think the PSP just looked bad because the DS sold so well. In fact, I'd say last generation was a success, every system sold well. But still, if someone tried making the old "Nintendo is doomed" statement, I'd mention that they were making a profit.
But in reality, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and I will continue to enjoy all of their systems.
Please take your negativity somewhere else.

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#37

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon
Ah, yes, your comment definitely did not contain "bias". You said Nintendo has almost nothing to offer in 2015. That would be like me saying Sony had nothing to offer in 2015. They have The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Persona 5, among others. With games like The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third, Yoshi's Woolly World, and many more, Nintendo has more than "almost nothing" to offer. They have enough games to have at least one exclusive every month.
Yes, the PS4 is making Sony profits. It's pretty much what's keeping them alive. I said Sony was losing money. I never said it was on the PS4. As for Microsoft, I honestly don't know how well Xbox has been doing for them, though that article you posted was from April. They cut the price again and had loads of bundles and deals during Black Friday, which makes me think they had to have taken losses from that (and I honestly wish I had waited until then to buy the Xbox One, I jumped on board during the Summer because of the indies and my hype for Sunset Overdrive.) Still, Microsoft as a company has taken losses.
Of course I don't know every game that will come out for every platform. E3 is in June, and I expect each company of the big three to have a strong showing (though I don't have very high expectations for Ubisoft and EA).
If you care that much about specific sales numbers, here:
Mario Kart 8 sold almost 3.5 million as of October http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/31/7133147/mario-kart-8-sales-wii-u-owners-attach-rate-half
Subtract the Japanese sales which are stated in this article and you have pretty good sales.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/482694/nintendo-reveals-us-pokemon-smash-bros-and-amiibo-sales/
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 1.5 million in its first ten days in the US. Smash Bros. for 3DS also sold 1.5 million at the time of the article. Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 710,000 at that point.
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/10/29/hyrule-warriors-sales-exceed-expectations-outside-japan/ http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42131 While there were no specific sales for Hyrule Warriors, it sold 190,000 in its first weekend and exceeded Koei Tecmo's expectations.
And besides (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-super-saturday-20141223-story.html) the Saturday before Christmas sees more revenue than Black Friday, so saying that the Black Friday sales numbers will suffice is inaccurate.
I mentioned a new console when talking about the Wii U selling worse than the Dreamcast. It may be selling worse, but unlike Sega, Nintendo doesn't constantly release a new console and then drop it for a new one soon after. That's what lost Sega a lot of money. The Wii U is actually making Nintendo a profit, just like the Gamecube did.
Nintendo has been making a killer off of their amiibo figures, so I don't see how they would end up barely making a profit. And no, my statement was not a hyperbole, I stated the facts. Sony and Microsoft are losing money, maybe not on their systems, but I never said their systems, I just said money period. And I honestly never made any accounts on any game media sites until this generation, so I never made the Wii and DS having better sales argument to anyone. However, I would not brag about their sales, because the PS3 and Xbox 360, and heck, even the PSP all sold well. I think the PSP just looked bad because the DS sold so well. In fact, I'd say last generation was a success, every system sold well. But still, if someone tried making the old "Nintendo is doomed" statement, I'd mention that they were making a profit.
But in reality, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and I will continue to enjoy all of their systems.
Please take your negativity somewhere else.

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#38

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon Fact: We don't know of every game coming in 2015 for the 3DS.
Fact: Nintendo has released games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. which will continue to sell the system to people along with the new games that come out this year.
Fact: We don't have all of the exact data of Nintendo's hardware and software sales for each region so it's impossible to say exactly how well they did.
Fact: The Wii U has a pretty good lineup of games for 2015 on top the great games it already has, which should be enough to push the Wii U's sales past the Dreamcast's. There's no way Nintendo would release a new console this year with all of the games scheduled, and if they release a new one in 2016 the Wii U will have already outsold the Dreamcast.
Fact: Sales of several Nintendo games outside of Japan have been great this year. Nintendo is still relevant outside of Japan.
Fact: It's not about winning. While Sony and Microsoft are losing money, Nintendo is making a profit.

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#45

PokeMario commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

I'll definitely own at least a few of them. The amount I own will depend on the functionality of amiibo in future games. They're already getting support in a lot of Nintendo's upcoming first party games, but only Smash Bros. and maybe Mario Kart 8's amiibo functionality interests me. I'm sure we'll see better use of amiibo in future games, though. And they're definitely making a game made specifically for amiibo.

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#46

PokeMario commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I buy physical games so I should have no problems with the USB ports. Then again, I probably won't buy a second adapter since I'll probably never have more than four people that are die-hard Gamecube Controller users, and I'd be more than happy to use the Pro Controller, which I'm sure some of my friends will use too.

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#48

PokeMario commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I don't like the whole "Wii U is a secondary console" thing. If you're going to own a PS4/Xbox One/PC, you're going to need a Nintendo console with it, or else you're missing out on a lot. It works both ways. You need at least two gaming platforms to get a good majority of the quality titles that come out.

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#49

PokeMario commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

Wii U only owners are always told to shut up whenever they complain about games not coming to the Wii U, but when there's ONE game exclusive to the Wii U that PS4/Xbox One owners want, they start complaining like five year olds.