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Wed 23rd Oct 2013

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RETROBLAST commented on Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap i...:

I have owned a Wii U since June of 2013 and have loved every minute of it and feel it is the best console Nintendo has released and I have owned every Nintendo home console except Virtual Boy. There are times I get so worried the Wii U will not make it and it hurts! This news makes me feel better because I want my favorite system to survive and thrive ... I hope someday to get knocked off my seat with some shockingly outstanding sales ... I keep saying that the people who don't like the Wii U are the people who have not played it! Everyone out there with a Wii U, SHOW YOUR FRIENDS HOW GREAT IT IS AND LETS BOOST SALES!



RETROBLAST commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

I have had my Wii U since June and because I was enjoying it so much, I cancelled my PS4 preorder. I have a PS3 with about 150 games on it. I honestly have to say that I just get more gaming enjoyment out of my Wii U more than I ever really got out of my PS3. Sure I enjoyed Resistance, Uncharted, and Killzone but they dont satisfy as much in terms play mechanics. Nintendo games, such as Mario games, have great play mechanics ... you learn those mechanics and when you pull off a string of moves under great pressure either from the clock or the enemies you face, or use those mechanics to uncover something hidden ... it gives you great joy and a big sense of accomplishment. Interestingly enough, I only feel compelled to 100% Nintendo games ... I never felt a desire to do that for any game on PS3. Nintendo games also make me smile or laugh more. I am sure I'll pick up a PS4 a few years from now, unless of course, Nintendo decides to make their own new IP FPSs, then I will never have a need for a PS4!



RETROBLAST commented on Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?:

Never had one until now, picked up a used one on ebay for 25 bucks ... works like a charm ... looking forward to Friday, Wii Fit software was very basic with no way to make a set routine ... HOPE WII FIT U IS A BETTER FIT 4 MII ....



RETROBLAST commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious Sales Targ...:

I love Nintendo but I still say they need some, no, not just one new, 1st party IPs in the form of FPSs .... they would be the only system that was good for an ENTIRE family ... if they could only do this, I would't be forced to buy a PS4 in a year or two to satisfy my FPS itch.

3D WORLD looks awesome ... but unless they have a HUGE hidden ace in the hole, crawling out of the hole they are in looks grim.

And I say this while also saying the Wii U is the best system Nintendo has ever released but you certainly wouldn't know it the way they are presenting it and treating it .... they need to make believers out of people ....Games, New IPs, Advertising, Online Gaming, Unified Accounts, and yes, did I mention, several 1st Part FPSs!



RETROBLAST commented on Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, B...:

As my signature states, I have been playing video games since the days of Pong. I have owned more home and hand held consoles then most people have. You could say I am Hard Core Gamer (a real fan of video games, one who reads about them and is interested in them), or as I like to say, I am a GAMER. I have owned and enjoyed more home / hand held consoles than I can count on both hands and at least one foot. I can honestly say, even at this early stage in its life, THE WII U IS MY FAVORITE GAMING CONSOLE I HAVE EVER OWNED.

I love the Gamepad, The Internet Browser, Miiverse, the Backwards Compatibility, and the Gameplay offered by Nintendo Games.

I am by no means a casual gamer and I do also do not believe that smart phones and tablets have stolen console customers either. They have, in my opinion created a new gaming segment, many of which have never or never will own a gaming console. If anything, people that find that they really, really enjoy gaming on a tablet or smartphone, may decide to get a gaming console down the line but I seriously doubt anyone who is a GAMER, would abandon console gaming because they discovered smartphone / tablet gaming .... it is just too casual and superficial and does not provide adequate inputs or depth of play that GAMERS crave.

What I like about the Wii U is that it has the potential to satisfy the Gamers and the Causal Gamers as well ...

But it is up to Nintendo to make that happen and right now, they are floundering ... they have a short range plan but they need to pull out the guns soon and keep them out for a long steady while if they are to be successful with this system.

Of this next generation of consoles, and last one too, Nintendo is the only system good for an entire family, one that has young children and here is why ... I am 45 years old and although I do not mind games dropping the F bomb, I certainly would not want it dropping it if there were a 3 year old walking around. I can also say that at my age, hearing the F bomb dropped every thirty seconds has a lose of impact and is unnecessary. Same goes for sex. Ok, so lets put parental controls on all the systems and what do we get? Nintendo is the only system with top notch and fun gameplay for everyone in the family. No other system has platformers that match Nintendo's, no other system has party games as fun as Nintendo's.

So Nintendo can do great if they just get the message out and more importantly, get the games out. Get the games out that make the family that bought the Wii buy the Wii U. Make them want it and make them see how they really can not live without it.

Somewhere down the road I'll pick up a PS4 just to play some great First Person Shooters (campaign mode only) but if Nintendo would just come out with their own intelligent First Person Shooter IPs, I would never have a need for a PS4 .... because Nintendo would have everything.