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Mon 8th July, 2013

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rockodoodle commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

Have your 3ds basically be your controller. Then allow you to play games on the fly. Would have to be a litle careful bc you don't want to cannibalize your sales. I would guess that they still want to develop both console and portable games, but fibd a sweet spot wherr they overlap, allowing them to get revenue from both sources.



rockodoodle commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

Since i have both versions of Smash and there is at least a partial interface between both games, i almost see them as the same. So with the content between the two and the ability to play on the fly, i have SSB as my top title in both categories. Still love mk8, and maybe the new dlc in may will put it over the top.



rockodoodle commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

Nintendo will have a good quarter- but will it be enough? SSB was supposed to be a system seller. Ten percent over last year won't increase the install base enough to bring back third parties. The next system seller will be Zelda. The good news is that Amiibo are selling well, and they will have x2 as many titles coming out over last year- all you know will be good and should produce solid revenue. So, Nintendo isn't doomed by any means, but it looks like the Wii U is not going to catch on, and in spite of having some awesome games, will repeat Game Cube lifetime sales or maybe even less.



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

@NintyMan exactly. Make a game that has no doubt about it- an Amiibo driven type game. That way Nintendo can satisfy those who want more use of them but not piss off those who feel like Nintendo is doing a cash grab by creating a pay wall behind amiibos



rockodoodle commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

I can see where he's coming from. I bought both versions and I'm extremely happy with the content. Should very easily get 100 plus hours out of both versions by May or so- that's just a $1 per hour of entertainment, cheaper than a cup of coffee. Hard to beat that.



rockodoodle commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Game of t...:

Pretty slow year as far retail. But as far as each release, they were all very much worth having. I'd say mk8 and super smash bros. justify owning the system. Bayonetta is a classic... Toad's Treasure Tracker (it appears) and DKTF are both high quality games



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

@Emblem this is much like the slick that compared the wii to the wii u. It just wasn't compelling. Sure, it sold me. And if i had not bought on impulse 19 months ago and forgot about the wii u, this type of thing might have sold me.

Problem is that there aren't enough people like me.



rockodoodle commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

1. Better family games
2. Nintendo creates that sense of nostalgia that the other two cannot approach- and it is trans generational. Played MK8 with my GFs two sons- me at 45, one son six and the other 23.....
3. Smash Bros. and MK8 will provide hundreds of hours of enjoyment on their own, pretty much justifying the console.
4. Gamepad. Great for local play when GF wants to watch Gilmore Girls. Or just to watch something else on Netflix while she's watching Gilmore Girls
5. Bayonetta, plus 2015 looks like a solid line up.....Plus, games like Zombie U, DKTF, Mario 3d World, NSMBU, best version of Rayman... plenty of other games to catch up on.



rockodoodle commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I have mixed emotions about this. In a sense, it's hard for me not to give it an A because it got me back into gaming after 20 years. Family has logged over 1000 hours pretty easily. BUT.... The complete abandonment of major 3rd party titles blows. I'd be happy with just the basic ones that came out for launch updated for for this year. So, I'll give it a B plus. I got an Xbone in August and the i like it, I love my Wii u much more.



rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

@SahashraLA isn't MK8 at around 3m? I think Smash will hit a million pretty easily on the Wii U. Given that there aren't any 3rd party games, what else are we going to buy?

I agree with the sentiment above, that after the holiday season, things will be tough sledding until Zelda, which from the sound of things, won't come out till 2016. With the titles out, and coming out in 2015 tho, while there isn't the one system seller, it will have respectable library, so it has that going for it.



rockodoodle commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think a free download like they did with MK8 with the purchase of Smash Bros. would be a good move. Or maybe a bundle with Smash & Mario Amiibo.

As mentioned, Nintendo needs to market more and advertise- and also communicate the value of the system. I don't think people realize how nice it is to play off line or even to watch Netflix on the gamepad while somebody else is watching something on the big screen- or just to use as a couch companion for surfing.



rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Reveals The Master Cycle for Mario Ka...:

@Nintendian I disagree. I think that Nintendo has done a great job with this. Steele Diver is free to play, just $10 for more missions. Rusty's Real Deal- Just a $1.50 a pop. Mario Golf- $50, I get 11 full courses, plus six 9 hole courses. I'll be playing that well into next year. For just $12, you increase the number of tracks by 50 percent. That's a steal and will add another year to the playability of the game.