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Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

@ULTRA-64 - Now that you mention it, Lego does a much better job with that. ALL the Lego games except Undercover which was made for Wii U to be single player offer 2 screen play. Nintendo offers few similar options. Hyrule Warriors has it but I think that's less Nintendo doing. I think they got asyncrouns stuck in their heads and couldn't figure out 2 screen co-op. Even Yoshi is 1 screen only. Kirby is 2 screen, but I can't think of many others.

Star fox could have a simple 2 player mode like Splatoon, only I would like it co-op for story mode. But yes, it isn't something they've run with.



rjejr commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

@aaronsullivan - I think my year end comment about Star fox was that Nintendo usually hits up the family angle for the holidays - SM3DW, MK8 bundle last Christmas - and I think Star fox is their big holiday game but the family angle isn't really there. I honestly think most of their marketing money will go towards Skylanders this holiday.

Splatoon question for you as a family gamer. Do you think switching the TV would be helpful for helping out your kids and teaching them to play? I have a hard time seeing the reticle on the Game pad but it might be worth it to me for my kids and wife on the couch could tell me where to go, and it would obviously be easier to see. The 4x4 player lives could stay in the tv, a clean view on the Gamepad. I don't think it should be that way all the time, but I would like the option to switch screens. Maybe with the - button, I don't think that one is used during battle.



rjejr commented on New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up ...:

@JaxonH @crimsontadpoles - I really can't imagine these ever being sold separately. Skylanders works on Wi U, 3DS, Wii, PS3, PS4, Xbox360, X1. But these will only work on the first 3. That's 160m consoles they'll work on, but 190m they won't.

Maybe the Nintendo World store or online in the UK, but in general I don't think so, which is unfortunate, but it might make it easier for Activision to make enough.

I'm jus glad Wii is a different game and Wii U plays Wii games in case I have to buy both.



rjejr commented on Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random ...:

@joe-taku - We all celebrate July 4th by using flag colored cozies on our beer cans. :-)

My favorite video game fireworks is FF8 even though it only lasts 1 1/2 seconds. Somehow that dance set up the entire game. And they set up the end credits CGI footage, still the best idea for a credits overlay I've ever seen in a game.

Happy Saturday (that feels like Sunday)



rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Supe...:

Two years ago I couldn't stand the sight of Bill, too bland and boring, but I've really come around.

I'm not sure how he'll do, but I'm sure if he entered he can play. That was the thing about Reggie, it wasn't that he lost, it was that he looked like he never played the game before in his life. It wasn't even remotely interesting.

Bill wont win, but I'm sure he'll know what he's doing. And he'll have fun.

And hopefully he won't mention NX.



rjejr commented on Pokkén Tournament Dated For 16th July in Japa...:

I fully get the arcade cabinet before the game. Aracde games build hype for home console versions. How many people are sitting around playing on their Wii U/PS4/X1 saying - I can't wait until we get an arcade port of this?

That said, this really should come to Wii U someday. Or NX. If Nitneod isn't going to use Pokemon to sell home consoles, then they should get out of the home console business.



rjejr commented on New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up ...:

@JaxonH - No, but a friend of mine lived in Buffalo and turned me onto it. Fortunately my poor alcoholic neighborhood had a beer distributor that carried it.

Keep in mind this was back in the 80's before microbrews were invented, probably tastes like piss now. I'm more of a beer snob, quality over quantity.



rjejr commented on New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up ...:

@JaxonH - "Plus I really want an excuse to get those Amiibo. The other one comes with the 3DS racing version- I wonder how that one's going to turn out..."

I already wanted the game, but that video is really annoying. It shows the 2 amiibo in game together, which will be great if they sell them seaprately, and at the end it says Skylander Suprchargers w/ the Wii U, Wii adn 3D Slogos at the bottom, but we already know that agme is NOT going to be a Wii or 3DS b/c they are getting Racers, which is basically going to be Jak X all over again. But we may have to buy it to get 1 of the amiibo.

Seems like false advertising.



rjejr commented on ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The...:

Are those numbers just physical? I was kind of surprised the easy path outsold the hard path by such a wide margin until I looked at the box art, the dark side is just so dark, I can easily imagine the people wanting the light side just for the box. And the special edition seems like it costs more than buying 1 and downloading the other so that's more of a collectors deal.

Good for the game though, nice numbers.



rjejr commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@Apple5 - I might have gotten a PS4 for Christmas had Uncharted 4 released this holiday. Now I'll just wait for the slim bundle w/ the 1TB HDD next year.

Wii U has no future, but Yoshi, XCX, Skylanders and Lego Dimensions will keep me busy this holiday. And I still want to play Zelda U someday. Even if it also comes to NX that won't help me if I never buy an NX. ;-)



rjejr commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

@k8sMum - Thanks mum :-)

"ninty seems to have a piss poor way of measuring how popular products are going to be. "

And E3 ND. :-( When it was over all I could think was - what focus group OKd that 51 minutes for use at E3? I admit, my kids liked it, but it wasn't E3 worthy. Too much yarn, not enough Zelda U. And Starfox should have closed, not opened. I can't even remember what closed, and that's not good.



rjejr commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

@XCWarrior - "No way. Sony is done with the handhelds"

Well I was going to chastise you for the boring conversation ending comment, but this more than made up for it:

"Will be interseting to see how the how long the snake can successfully eat its own tail."




rjejr commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@westman98 - "is known for being incorrect,"

Incorrect as in compeltley missing the mark, or incorrect as in off by a bit?

I don't believe July, and I don't believe 20m the first year, but I do believe if I were signing a contract w/ a company I would like them to start delivering the product TO ME before I started putting them on store shelves for sale, and also I would want them to give me a ceiling number of what they are CAPABLE of producing in a given time frame if I asked them too.

Considering all the stock issues Nintneod is having w/ amiibo it wouldn't surprise me that Ntinedo might say - we'll we only NEED 10m the first year, but if these things start selling like PS4 we want an option for another 10m in the first year, can you accommodate that?

Technicalities and legalese like that usually don't'make their way thru the rumour mill.

Are you familiar w/ the $6m the Yankees either do or don't owe A-Rod for his home run? That's written in a contract that many lawyers have read yet they still can't reach an agreement. You don't think ti's possible rumours can have inaccuracies but still have a basis in truth??



rjejr commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

@XCWarrior - Well I suppose as long as Microsoft keeps selling - I mean having for sale - X1 in Japan anything is possible.

Pseudo on topic - you think Sony comes out w/ a Vita 2 or PSP3? (PSPgo was PSP2) If NX is basically a 3DS w/ HDMI out or a Wii U w/ a portable Gamepad would it make sense for Sony to even bother?



rjejr commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@IceClimbers - 3 problems at least trying to win over the PS3 install base -

FF7, Shenume 3, TLG, Uncharted 4, R&C re-imagining-aning. And PS4 will get a price drop before any of those 5 release which NX will have to match.

But you did remeind me of something I forgot before. Half of the 22 mil PS4 owners never had a PS3, so you can probably write-off another 10mil Wii owners, leaving 80mil of those. I know what you're thinking, some of them are Xbox360 owners, which is true, but they probably also owned a Wii.

I'm just not feeling the gamers coming back under any circumstances, I can't make the pieces fit.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@westman98 - "Those two numbers do not tell me that NX is a 20 million units per year selling platform that will be fully unveiled, detailed, and released - all within the first 7 months of 2016."

What th eWii and Wii U numbers were supposed to tel you is that even though Ntinedo has only put out new hardware every 5 years it's possibly they won't wait 5 eyars between Wii U adn NX b/c Wii U isn't selling.

You can't just say - that's the way they always did it - means the same thing as - that's the way they always WILL do it. Extenuating circumstances and all that.



rjejr commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

@XCWarrior - "your 50 and you are not their target demo"

Gawd I hope not. If I'm their target demo they're in a lot more trouble than we think. All I want from them is Starfox Adventures 2 (but I'm hoping Zelda U will suffice).

My concern is them not knowing who their target demo is anymore. They launched Wii w/ Sports and sold 100m consoles with Just Dance and Wii Fit and Wii Music. But they knew they lost the "gamers". They launched Wii U marketing ME3, Batman:AKE, AC, Darksiders 2, COD Ghosts and sold 10m Wii U.

So what do they do in 2015? Go after the gamers hard w/ Zelda U, or go after their fanbase w/ Super Mario Maker? (That's a trick question.)

What do they do next? Build a $350 system w/ 500GB HDD and 8GB DDR5 RAM hoping to get COD and Destiny, or a $200 system hoping to get Mario fans and people who want 1 save point for playing Pokemon Shuffle on their tablet like controller and their tv?

Nintendo isn't going 3rd party, their going Jakks Pacific.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America):

@DarthNocturnal - Well I wish whoever ported Xenoblade to 3DS and Hyrule Warriors to 3DS would port a couple of games like Kid Icarus and Luigi's Mansion 2 to Wii U. :-) Is it that much easier to port Wii and Wii U games to 3DS than 3DS games to Wii U?

(I'm not an idiot, I know its an install base thing going in that direction, just saying.)



rjejr commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

"2016 could be a huge year for Nintendo, and full of thrills for its fans."

I read that as "trolls" for it's fans. Which makes sense as there will be more trolls than usual over the NeXt 12 months. The longer Ntinedo keeps NOT talking about this on a daily basis, the more trolls there will be.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

July 2016 is too soon, as is this article just hours after 240 comments on the last NX article. And 100 on the other, and about 100 on the other.

Couldn't you save this 1 for tomorrow? ;-)

And while July is too soon, Dreamcast released 9/9/99 in the US, which is early Sept, so Ninteod could start taking delivery in July and start shipping to stores in Aug for an early Sept release.

Considering how well Ntinedo seems to learn from their the past mistakes I wouldn't put a 9/9/16 release date past them. Maybe they can release it w/ a Mario collection for his 31st anniversary.



rjejr commented on Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle ...:

@Samuel-Flutter - It's PS3/Xbox360 games like DBZXV not being on Wii U which makes me wonder why anybody thinks NX will get PS4/X1 games?

Destiny I get, it's a FPS, supposedly nobody wants those on Wii U, GTAV, too bloody, MGSV, too whatever (though Snake was in SSBB), but a cartoony looking DBZ? Wii U can't even get that? But somehow Nintneod is going to win 3rd party support back w/ NX? I'll believe it when I see it.



rjejr commented on Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mod...:

That video has a lot of good levels in it, too bad last night I had 3 or 4 matches, only 1 on Urchin underpass, the rest in the warehouse, where very little strategy is involved. Between rotating splat zone w/ tower control and only 2 levels at a time it's going to be very weird playing this. At least all day Saturday I can just lay turf war w/ my aerospray and not think about anything. :-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America):

@ikki5 - Yeah, I get that it would be a little harder to do, what I don't get is that whenever I bring up PLAYING 3DS games on the Wii U people tell me I can't b/c the low resolution on the 3DS screens would make it be unviewable on the tv. But my copy of Advance Wars on Wii U says otherwise. ;-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America):

@sinalefa - You're so funny. I'll tell ya what, if you say it on the correct day I'll let ya know. ;-) Hopefully I'll be doing something better on my birthday than commenting on here though so I might have to let you know a day later. :-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Peach64 @Quorthon - As somebody who played both F2P Pokémon games on 3DS and way too many app games on my tablet, what he's criticizing here isn't what they do. I was leary of their games at the start having 2 kids each w/ their own 3DS and an addiction to Pokemon, b/c I know how those app games work - very sneakily. But you would be very hard pressed to spend money on either of those Pokemon 3DS games accidentally. And I'm pretty sure Rumble World has a limit of about $50.

I'm sure you are both aware of the berries in the Smurfs game and similar stories - parents being confronted w/ $100s in unexpected credit card bills.

Seems to me Iwata is saying 2 things here:
1. Purchases will be transparent, not sneaky, tricky or hidden.
2. Purchases will be reasonably limited, no $100 in game item purchases.

As long as they are able to adhere to that I'm fine w/ their free-to-start model.



rjejr commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@MoonKnight7 - What always bothered me about those comments after 3DS was that the console only sold well after a 33% price cut from $249 to $169. And then after a year of miserable Wii U sales they dropped the price about 15% $349 to $299 but they really didn't "drop" the price as they already had a $299 model they just added a game to. And here we are another year later and it's still $299.

So really, what did they learn?



rjejr commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@BinaryFragger - I'm glad you laughed at Reggie, I screamed out "No!" while the sound of 10mil Wii U owning souls exploded in the background.

Ok, maybe I'm embellishing the exploding souls part, but I did literally scream out No! Followed by something along the lines of - What the #@%/^/ are you doing!!

And the really sad part is, it only got worse after that. ;-)



rjejr commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Somebody should have thrown 1 of those Rare 30 for $30 discs at him.

30 Rare games on 1 disc all running on X1 all for $30.

But Nintendo can't emulate their own games on their own hardware.

You know what I just realized, Nintendo can't go third party, if they did The Last Guardian would look like it had a fast release in comparison.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

@Ryno - Thanks. Didn't expect to see you around these parts any longer.

And the muppets was the best part. But I do kind of feel like Nintneod is more likely to pull a Google rather than a Sega. All VC, all the time. NX will be the "retro" console for all those fugly retro games.



rjejr commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

"Satoru Iwata spends a lot of time talking about Nintendo NX, the company's next gaming system."

OMG - how often can a company talk about a product they arne't talking about? Had they emphasized it in their E3 ND it wouldn't be talked about this much.

I guess their marketing dept finally did something right, if you really want to talk about something, then tell people you aren't going to talk about it. meh