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Male, 29, United States

Sat 6th October, 2012

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RCMADIAX commented on Euro Release Of BLOK DROP X Twisted Fusion Sel...:

I really have no idea what you guys are talking about as far as the "EU" vs "EUR" thing goes, lol. I just use EU because I've seen a ton of other devs use it, and Twitters' 140 character limit can be a pain. Carry on with the lesson tho, it's interesting. :)



RCMADIAX commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe):

@alLabouTandroiD In January the prices were changed in the US and most websites, other than Nintendo's official site, have not made those changes. The regular price in the US is $2.99.

@OorWullie I was advised by Nintendo of Europe that EU law restricts the game titles from being on sale more time than being regular price. In order to ensure I am not in violation of this law, I am only going to rarely do sales in Europe after the current Blok Drop U promotion ends. Even when I do have a sale, you will likely be required to own or purchase another title in order to get a discount, which seems to be a popular promotion as of late.



RCMADIAX commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

@JamesCoote This is 100% correct.

@Mega719 No one is blaming Nintendo, but to make money with software under $5, a larger install base is required to get the volume.

@Quorthon Do you know what my expectation were? No, you don't. I'm not a fool thinking these games would sell 20,000+ units. I set my expectations low enough (really low actually) that the business could sustain itself, but sadly it can't even do that. I'm not the only one having these issues, just the only one talking about it.



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

As a developer I wouldn't mind scores going away. All you need is to tell your viewers if you would recommend the game and I think a number score doesn't do a good job at that. A system of "Must Buy, Buy, So-So, and Avoid" would work best.



RCMADIAX commented on Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS G...:

I doubt a new game from Retro Studios will be announced at E3 this year. It has only been 1 year since the release of DKCTF, and Nintendo is known for not showing games off until closer to their release. If a new Metroid were to be revealed this year, its likely from another development studio. But with Nintendo, you never know.



RCMADIAX commented on Nintendo Delays Financial Results Presentation...:

@Quorthon The delay has nothing to do with results. This meeting was scheduled for January 28th, but Iwata became ill and had to push it back. The results for FY15 Q3 were already released over a week ago. Nintendo made a profit, no one is doomed, life goes on. These meetings are nothing but a visual way of explaining the data that is already public knowledge and a chance to tease some future plans to put shareholder minds at rest.

EDIT: For example, in past meetings, Nintendo has teased/announced "amiibo" and "QOL" product lines. They do this to show the shareholders that putting their IP on smart devices is not the only solution, and that they have other plans in mind.



RCMADIAX commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

This is getting out of hand. The amiibo supply situation is a complete disaster. It's to the point where scalpers in Europe and Japan and now buying common figures in their areas to sell to Americans where we can't get the figures we want. I had to order a PIT from Japan that cost me $40, because I can't find it in store and Target lists it as discontinued now. After just a few weeks of sale. Why does Nintendo not stock these in their online store for everyone to get a fair chance to get?



RCMADIAX commented on Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Ar...:

Oh my... This is... Interesting...

The name Photon Storm is familiar. Did they make a game for the Wii U?

EDIT: Looks like they helped create an HTML5 engine, that developers of Nintendo Web Framework use. Wonder how this will all pan out.



RCMADIAX commented on Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Eve...:

All this arguing about quality and stuff is getting ridiculous. Do you really have nothing better to do with your time than to tell people how they should be making THEIR games? Let them do what they want, you don't like it than don't buy it and move along. Getting upset and carrying on pointless conversation that gets brought up in basically every article from an individual developer is getting old.

Everyone has their own method of making games. Time to move on people, cause the "Nintendo eShop has quality issues" record is getting overplayed. This is the new normal, get used to it.

Now to actually type something on topic. I enjoyed Maze and even The Letter to a degree, so I look forward to seeing the rest of these games, except maybe the novel because it's not my type of game.



RCMADIAX commented on Review: BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (Wii U eShop):

@Discipledoctor @Aneira These started out as additional content for Blok Drop U, but we couldn't narrow it down to just a small amount of levels. The developer, Leuvsion, and myself thought it would serve its purpose better as a standalone title. Additional content is still in the works for the original Blok Drop U.

@sinalefa We both thought it would serve its purpose best as an additional marketing tool for Twisted Fusion, since Blok Drop has an established audience. Which is why it was released before Twisted Fusion, to build excitement.



RCMADIAX commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

I just don't understand how you can take a preorder in the first place when you can't guarantee inventory. This whole mess has me looking at just importing all my amiibo from now on. Best Buy is guilty of this too. I pre-ordered a Little Mac a while ago and then suddenly got an email that it was ready to pick up. When I went to get it, they sold it to someone else. WTF?



RCMADIAX commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

@ricklongo I think maybe my response came across wrong. I fully understand that Shovel Knight is NOT a first party title, I am simply saying it was PROMOTED like one. I'm not dismissing that it wasn't a good game because it was, I'm simply saying that had Nintendo not gotten behind it like it did, it's possible the sales story might not AS bright as it is now.

Just seems like Shovel Knight is sometimes used as a "Make a good game and it will sell, look at Shovel Knight" study. There are SOO many other factors than just that. There are many great indie games on the eShop, yet they don't get the same type of promotion and visibility.

Looking back at 2014, or even the entire Wii U's lifespan, I don't recall Nintendo pushing any other game as hard as they did Shovel Knight.

I hope that makes my thoughts a little easier to understand.



RCMADIAX commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

@jariw I can't remember which company it was, but I remember someone saying "Nintendo owners ONLY buy Nintendo games". If you look at the charts its very clear that Wii U owners are just sitting around playing OLD VC games and Nintendo 1st Party Titles. I actually consider Shovel Knight to be sorta first party. It was promoted as much, if not more than some of Nintendo's own games.

@Kirk Not sure what they are referring to. We (developers) do get the majority of the revenue. Perhaps because they have 3 team members and might split everything 3 ways is how they feel they are getting little.



RCMADIAX commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

I didn't know they were Ex-Rare staffers, thats interesting. In my opinion, 3 years is too long to spend working on a single title. I really hope they can get their next game out in 12-18 months, which is I believe the sweet spot for development time. I'll be picking up Tengami after reading this article.