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Wed 27th October, 2010

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Rob_mc_1 commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

I believe he made one mistake in his assumptions. He assumes that since his name is associated with cheap titles that he cannot make it. What I see is his name popping up on this site regularly and he interacts with this community.

The fact that his tweets are news here shows that he can get the attention if he makes a good high quality game. If his games reviews well I'm sure it would do well and people would still talk about it. He has the exposure. He need to learn how to use it to his advantage.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

It almost seems like the US got the XL and Europe got the regular size one as an easy way to divvy up the inventory. If that is the case then as they make more the other models will become available to everyone.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES a...:

You know, Them shipping 63% of all amiibo to NA kinda makes sense. Just before wave 3 hit they said they shipped 5.7 million amiibo. Meanwhile the only game that used them all was SSB and the Wii U version has sold 3.39 million copies.

That is an average of 1.68 amiibo per copy of smash and 18 different amiibo at the time. That means that of those of use that managed to have half a dozen at the time meant that at least 2 of 3 people didn't have any and there were still lots of Mario's on the shelf in NA.

Yep, they definitely need to make more.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES a...:

"Iwata-san has acknowledged that demand has often outstripped demand"
Wha?? I guess there wasn't enough supply for that sentence.

That virtual console part almost sounds like it will be more like the masterpiece section of ssb where you get a couple of minutes to a game. I could see them doing random time demos of vc titles that the character you use starred in.



Rob_mc_1 commented on A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears:

The roots of gaming came from this. Worse actually. When Donkey Kong was first released not only did you have to pay a quarter for each play, you also had to travel to get there.

To me this micro transaction is no different except one can play for free with patients.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:

With the right story telling I would be ok with it but this feels more like shoe horning a franchise to a cartoon for the sake of making a cartoon. When they talked about splatoon and if they should make an IP they said they start with a game idea and then see if an existing ip would work.

If Nintendo wanted to do a cartoon I would like the same approach. come up with a story you want to tell first and then see if it fits an ip.

Personally I would like them to do more animated shorts. the problem with a series is that you now have to come up with stories in a timely matter. The story approach of most games are usually more movie style where there is a clear conclusion.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Lea...:

A couple of things for those who cannot get it to work at a McDonalds.
You have to sign into their internet with the browser first. You must try to go to a site first to trigger that sign in page. Then the Nintendo zone will work.

There is also an interesting bug where is you setup your own wireless network with the ssid of "Bestbuy" the game thinks you are at a hot spot and you will get the item via the post office.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Launches Beta of 'Creators Program' f...:

I have a feeling Super Smash Bros. is not on the list because they don't technically own all the content and any revenue on that game has to be divided up amongst all parties involved.

When you even look at the DK music in the game if refers to Rare meaning even Microsoft is earning royalties in this game.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I know you feel that ssmb is not needed due to newer better versions but I feel that the Subspace Emissary it a big difference. I was never into melee or fighters but I always loved platformers and that mode is what got me into smash.

I kinda miss that story mode and wish it was on the 3DS and Wii U. When I showed it to a friend whose first console is a Wii U and has been playing smash agreed that he would have enjoyed it as well.

I'm not really worried as I have brawl already but I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it.

Edit. I'm glad Super Paper Mario made the list.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

Better Keep them away from the "Mario & Luigi" Series where Bowser regularly joins party with the Mario Bros.

They could have done some serious damage to Bowser in "Bowser"s Inside Story". While they may be enemies most of the time they have gotten along on numerous occasions.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Well it was a good run. I know everyone felt like the rewards weren't that good but it is still a massive improvement from the Gamecube era where all you got was desktop background images based on the game you registered.
Like this one:
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Registered Jan 15, 2004.

I think having a single place where I can look at all my Nintendo games is what I will miss the most.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Weirdness: Stop-Motion Animator Successfully M...:

Well, every one of Nintendo's consoles seems to have some piece of obsolete equipment that was only ever used with a game or two at best.
power glove
Mario paint mouse
super scope
Pikachu mic
64 dd
GCN Ethernet adapter
Mario party 5/6 mic
Wii Speak mic
Wii Wheel
... Amiibo... lol

Either way it all builds up and who knows. Glad it was used.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Video: Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64:

I found that I didn't like the button placement for N64 Games on the Wii virtual console. I never upgraded to the Wii U Virtual console to remap those buttons. I still think it needs to be a feature in the wii even though that will not happen at this point.

The Button mapping was also awkward on the VC in the Wii U because you cannot create different profiles for the same type of controller and the Wii U cannot tell the difference between a classic controller Pro and a regular Classic controller. The physical locations of the shoulder buttons between the 2 means you can potential screw up one player over another if they are using different versions of it.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:


They need time to develop. Look at the Wii. When it was called the revolution it was 2 years before it was released with one year before release for name mocking. the average life cycle for a console is 5 years. That means we will be seeing concepts for the new console this year or the next. Development will always be based on internal feedback or game concepts that they cannot implement on this console.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

I'm just going to say that black and white was bad but to lump them all into position 1 is a bit of a cheat. you cannot say you are going to name ten and then lump a hundred of them in the top position.

Lets be honest here. out of the ones you showed you missed the abolute worse one from black and white. Trubbish



Rob_mc_1 commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

The 3DS is like a Jenga tower with no blocks removed, all pieces glued together and coated with Bedlam Bedliner. The next update they will coat each block with bedlam before gluing them together and a final coat added after.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

So if Sony makes the Mario movie, who get the obligatory video game tie in?

Since tie in video games are usually crap I cant see Nintendo wanting that on its system. Maybe this is the PlayStation's way of getting Mario on their console cdi style.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The...:

You will Find that the question for bayonetta 2 and hyrule warriors is Have you seen and not have you played. That means I can pass those but I failed at earthbound as that one is the extention off "Have you played" back in the Pikman 3 box.

I have only failed on earthbound.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Review: Picross e5 (3DS eShop):

There is one new feature worth mentioning. this one has 15x20 puzzels. The others have had upto 15x15.

But this play it safe on the eShop is an ongoing issue. While games like Tetris or Dr.Mario make sense to have on the eShop due to its simple game play and mechanics no longer warrant full releases there are some franchises that could be pushed farther. For example, Planet Puzzle League had a full release with the ds and now we have an express version on the 3ds with less features meanwhile Pokemon Puzzle league on the N64 had a 3d version that would look awesome on the 3ds and the 3ds is capable of running N64 games.

Likewise Picross had a 3d version on the ds where you chiseled block off a model and while most of that game play took place on the touch screen (Which would make 3d visuals on the 3ds a bit of a mute point) it was a new way to play the series.

Sure the eShop has saw some improvement for some franchises like in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series but I can see some franchises only getting watered down version from here on out. If this is what an eShop price point does to a franchise then I am saddened by the loss of retail version what actually tried to push boundaries.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off More 3DS HOME Themes...:

As nice as these themes were I would rather them make it where the themes you buy unlock parts and then we can take parts and assign them to different aspects of the theme.

I like the music from the wood burning one but then let me select the question block icons for folders mixed with the goomba background. It would be like making your own mario space. Then let us save presets.

I know it wont happen but I can dream.



Rob_mc_1 commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

I would and so would my wife. Unfortunately most power house smart phones do not have the battery life to sustain a music player hour hours. Since the 3DS Does not have a cellular radio to power it is a bit better. Even though the console has been criticized over battery in the past it does have to power 2 screens for more of a sustained time then a cell phone.

In sleep mode it would be a very long lasting music player.

I would like it,



Rob_mc_1 commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

Nintendo needs to learn marketing. That is their biggest problem. The Cost to upgrade to a Wii U from a Wii is a lot cheaper then to go from an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One or a PS3 to a PS4. Backwards compatibility is the biggest price saving. Everyone else makes you re-buy all new controllers and at $50 a pop that is pricy.

Where is their marketing telling people the benefits of the newer versions. When they released Wii Sports Resort it came with more sports and new modes for existing sports. When I look at Wii Sports Club where is the incentive to buy it. I have Wii Sports Resort. How is Nintendo selling the upgrade?

I know Mario Kart 8 offers new levels and for $12 I can increase my tracks by 50% but I also follow and keep track of these things. Selling Mario Kart is easy. The tracks are the feature. In other software like Wii Fit U an addition of a pedometer is not enough to warrant an upgrade when the old glorified bathroom scale still works on the Wii with the original Wii Fit.

The casual market will not see the difference. When Wii fit came out they set up tents at various locations and demoed the product and show it to people. Once sold is not always sold. They do not always follow youtube channels or twitch. They need to go out there and sell it. I know the 66 year old grandma is not following their twitter feed. Put on the commercial during reruns of "Murder She Wrote".

Nintendo needs to get their marketing together. Education is needed.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Announces Super Smash Club for Canada:

Well its nice that they are doing something here in Canada but it only makes a difference if your in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. There are other cities. Where is the prairie province representation?



Rob_mc_1 commented on Review: Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop):


I do not believe that ThomasBW84 thinks he is above you. The comments of "Review is wrong beyond description. This game is brilliant." and "Could I please be commissioned to have a real review published on your site for this title?" shows a lack of the art of criticism.

It is not appropriate to just say some one is flat out wrong. Constructive feed back is needed if you feeling something is incorrect. For example, Thomas referred to other games like Retro's DK and Ducktales at different points in the review to give a sense of how he felt the physics are to relate with the audience.

In the case of differing opinions a well thought out counter argument can convey how your impressions of the controls are.

Regardless of the industry the first impressions of the person you are selling to are never incorrect. Some people just do not like it and they are not wrong about it. Feed back makes a better product.

If you you want to write your own review then please do and leave it in the forums to let other people see. there is no need to be commissioned to do so as most game reviewers start off writing as a labour of love. As they get better and prove themselves then they get to make a living from it.

Remember, Just saying it is wrong does not help. Saying why you feel it is can be helpful. How you do brings it to an art.

Try I found my experience with the game to be different. This is what I liked. These are some things I found to be different then what I saw in this review.

Words seasoned with salt.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Now that I'm thinking about it this would have been a good time to give away an amiibo statue as a physical reward. It usually takes months to prep the physical rewards anyway. they would have been out by time they shipped them.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

There is one problem with giving away games. The way we get to gold or elite is by buying games. Most people acquired the coins by getting the games they want. By giving away games they are either giving away games that people have already acquired or are giving away games that we didn't buy in favor of other games.

The physical items give us an unique item, The Mario cap or the statue that they gave away the first couple years were prime examples of items people would not normally have.



Rob_mc_1 commented on Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kar...:

The blue shell on the n64 was more balanced and useful Since it traveled along the ground it could actually be stopped and disappear on some maps due to jumps. Also it would hit any player along the path.

As a person in 8th, I cant really see the use in hitting only the guy in first as it has no bearings on my current position but only serves to annoy the first place person. When you got it on the n64, when it hit any player along the way to first it actually was more useful to the guy in 8th since he was able to plow the road a head of him and actually gain a position instead of hoping for a more useful item next item box if he gets one.