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Male, 31, Brazil

I've been a gamer since 1990, when I got my NES and Master System. I love Nintendo because they're are a haven of personality and witty gameplay in an era when everyone puts way too much stock on cinematics and gritty realism. Also a huge fan of Civilization and Magic Online on my PC.

Fri 19th April, 2013

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ricklongo commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

@TheRealThanos My problem really isn't with paying in advance - I'm an avid Kickstarter supporter, for example. What I take issue with is in the beta-testing aspect. When I sit down to play a game, I want to experience the polished real thing, not an early build ridden with bugs. I have no interest in being a developer, much less a beta-tester, which for all intents and purposes should be a paid position.

I also understand that some people enjoy this; good for them. Doesn't mean I'll support this kind of initiative, however, because I really don't want it to become the norm.



ricklongo commented on Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow:

@Peach64 I'm not sure if it's "on disc", or at least not included in the main e-Shop download. The main Splatoon game has a ridiculously low file size - less than 2 GB, which is less than every single retail game on the platform. I can only imagine it wouldn't be as low if all the extra content was already there.



ricklongo commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Sad times, especially because I think the Wii U is a super neat machine. I'm still significantly more interested in it than in the competition (even though I'm getting a PS4 in the near future), but then again it's no surprise to me that my gaming tastes differ significantly from those of the average mainstream gamer.



ricklongo commented on Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make D...:

Is it an oxymoron that I both love the gamepad and don't want Nintendo to keep forcing "new ways" to use it? I love having a second screen for inventory, maps, the occasional gyro control (see: aiming in Wind Waker), and browsing the web. But when it comes to those four experimental games, all of them look like they would be just as fun (or more fun) without the gamepad-specific gimmicks.

That all said, I'd still give a couple of those a try if they were released in the West.



ricklongo commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job"

It's really not part of his job. That part of his job should be to properly communicate with his audience in a meaningful way, and PR talk accomplishes the exact opposite of that - it's miscommunication, plain and simple, and ultimately means nothing.



ricklongo commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

@Quorthon Well, technically, conferences by Microsoft and Sony also took place before E3, which only oficially opened on Tuesday.

Which is to say: the World Championships and Smash Direct were obviously designed as part of the "E3 hype week", so I see no reason why they shouldn't count.



ricklongo commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

What do you know, I finally agree with something Reggie said this week!

The last thing Nintendo fans need is for them to start investing in virtual reality. I don't understand the appeal, and I'd wager it's not gonna really take off anytime soon.



ricklongo commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Asaki I hope people do "wallet vote", because they certainly did so with Earthbound. Did you now that, since it was released on the Wii U VC, Earthbound has NEVER dropped from the top 20? Not a single week? It has to be the best-selling Virtual Console game on the platform by a pretty safe margin at this point!



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

"Randy Pitchford believes that the problem the firm has is that it is locked into serving its existing fans"

Oh yeah, their existing fans are ecstatic.

As usual, these are people offering a foot-deep analisys. Nothing to see here.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America):

@rjejr You know what the sad part is? I'm pretty sure I'll hastily download it next time I have seven friends over for Smash (yep, somewhat common ocurrence) and the batteries on one of the wiimotes I attach my Classic Controllers to run out.



ricklongo commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

I dont think a lack of 'exciting games on the way' was ever the question, but I guess this editorial should be useful for the drama-prone.

But anyway: I think I'm done with negativity. This was an E3 to forget (at least for us consumers; I hope Nintendo never, ever forgets it), and I'm already tired of being bummed out by it.



ricklongo commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I'm getting really sick of Reggie. Nintendo is a Japanese company, and the Japanese have a very candid way with dealing with this sort of thing - hence Iwata's tweet. Reggie is just trying to 'americanize' Iwata's statement, because there's no space for candidness in American corporate culture - just corporate talk and non-statements.



ricklongo commented on First Impressions: Holding Court with Mario Te...:

I'm sure this game is fine, but I'm super sour that this was half of the new Wii U lineup - the better half, even.

Either way, not for me, especially since I'll likely be getting the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics game.



ricklongo commented on Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 ...:

I can't wait for Zelda U, Xenoblade, Mario Maker, Yoshi, Fire Emblem and SMTxFE. I will gladly also get Fatal Frame and Yokai Watch. The rest are 'maybes' at best, and I'm still royally pissed about AC Amiibo Festival.



ricklongo commented on First Impressions: Kicking Off With Metroid Pr...:

Yet another game I have zero interest in. I like my Metroid 2D, but I'd certainly give a HD Prime game on Wii U a shot. This, however, doesn't look like my cup of tea at all.

I feel I should also mention that I've seen a lot of people saying they're done with Nintendo, and, well, that is far from my case. Looking back at their conference, I realized that they still have more games I want than any other company. The real problem was that I didn't really like any of their NEW announcements, and well, E3 should be about new announcements. That left quite the sour taste in my mouth, but the Wii U still has the best lineup for this year in my opinion, and I can't wait for that ball to finally start rolling.