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rockodoodle

rockodoodle

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rockodoodle

#1

rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

More tracks... But challenges and missions woukd be cool too. They timed these releases perfectly too. Just as the original tracks were getting stale, the first DLC came out. And for the last month even tho i still played it, I wasn't playing it all that much- maybe twice per week. Now, I can go back to this being a daily thing.

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#4

rockodoodle commented on Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen...:

@holygeez03 Yeah.... I bought the second star wars pack on Xbone.... and will likely do the same for any other interesting tables. Releasing Star Wars a year late is pretty bogus. They can't blame anybody but themselves for poor Wii U sales. Oddly, I would think that the Wii U would be a good profile, given the type of gamer this is geared toward- more casual arcade style.....

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#12

rockodoodle commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

@MasterBlaster I was just talking about me. I fully realize that most people won't buy a game just b/c it's Nintendo. But there are going to be some that will, especially if the Wii U is their main system.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Bayonetta hit a million or close to a million in lifetime sales at some point (unless the VG charts numbers are totally wrong, which is possible). W101 was released when there were only 4-5 million users. And at that, Bayonetta was released when there were about 7-8 million users.

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#13

rockodoodle commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

@ quorthon, it's a decent install base b/c it has no competition from other developers. For a title to hit 1 million, only one out of ten Wii U owners has to buy the game. Roughly one game every month/month and a half comes out. For that reason, I plan on buying all Nintendo releases (retail)- unless it's just something that doesn't interest me like Just Dance, Lego, Skylanders, Disney Infinity etc.

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#14

rockodoodle commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

Probably should wait until E3 to contemplate what Nintendo's plans are for the console. I'd think that it would still be worth while for them to develop games for it- with 10 million users now, this is a decent install base. the sooner they release a new console, they have to start all over again at ground zero. Plus, the sooner they release, the less powerful the console will be with the prices of components dropping. I would think that Nov. 2017 would be the time to release, if not 2018. Possibly, release the handheld component first in 2017 and then console in 2018.

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#18

rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

I love the Wii U.... Loved it since the day i bought it nearly two years ago. But I think obviously the last game that will move consoles is Zelda. I know at least two people who will buy a Wii U when it comes out. Sadly, I think the Wii U is going to have problems hitting 15m in sales. This year looks to be like 2013. This year just doesn't have the releases that 2014 does.

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#19

rockodoodle commented on New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star ...:

Zen has some cool games for the Wii U- Castle Storm is one of my favorites, a ton of content all reasonably priced, even with the DLC. I've spent a TON of time on the pinball tables for both Star Wars and the other tables. Are sales on the Wii U THAT bad, such that it takes over a year to get the last update for Star Wars? I find that hard to believe. So, naturally I'm not going to wait over a year to get this on the Wii U when I can get it right now on the Xbone. I would get this on the Wii U if I knew that we could get it in a reasonable time frame, but closing in on 15 months is ridiculous.

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#21

rockodoodle commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

@Turbo857 i think that is at least part of the strategy. While this deal is new, Nintendo has mentioned mobile before and said as much, that when they delve into mobile that one of the objectives would be for marketing overall for nintendo...

I think just being on the mobile platforms will serve that benefit. Hopefully kids will play these games and then Nintendo does a good job of tying in a lead to its consoles

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#22

rockodoodle commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

I'm getting it bc i love nintendo characters and mini-games. These games are fun against other people and too entertaining for me to miss out on. It wouldn't surprise me if at some point they gave this game away through rewards or even with purchase of zelda, like they did with mk8 and games like Pikmin, w101, game &wario and wii party u.

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#23

rockodoodle commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

Wow.... people complaining about this? I have yet to buy a game by Nintendo for this generation and be disappointed with the value. This looks pretty dang cool if you ask me. True, it's not for everybody, but I had a good time with the previous 3ds version.

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#25

rockodoodle commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

Fun local multiplayer games
Exclusives
Gamepad
Graphics (Yeah, I know the other two are supposedly more powerful, but I think the Wii U's games look sharp too)
Value (no hidden costs, can use old controllers, don't have to pay to play online, can get by w/out hard drive, don't have to load games onto hard drive)

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#26

rockodoodle commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@Josaku That's why I think that the Wii U is mostly a failure of marketing than the system itself. I am the dreaded casual gamer- I didn't even really get into the Wii. Haven't owned a console since the SNES (tho I did get a GBA). I've had a blast with the Wii U. It's a shame that for whatever reason, more people don't see how cool this system is. And what sold me? The gamepad. I haven't been disappointed in a Nintendo exclusive yet. In fact- I've had so much fun with them, that i'm even planning on buying all of the upcoming releases. I just got Kirby and love it- never been a fan of the series but have had a blast playing it.

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#27

rockodoodle commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

@KnightRider666 I read in an interview that they pretty much have abandoned the platform- I think b/c they didn't think that they played well on the device- I'm guessing for the size of the screen.

I've enjoyed Zen Pinball a lot, but still upset that they haven't released the their part to the Wii U on star wars. And... the other releases came out on XBone first, so naturally I got them on that platform.

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#33

rockodoodle commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

@MrGawain this is pretty much how I feel. I have an Xbone... I like it but love my wii u. That said, Nintendo does need to expand its line up quickly. Nintendo doesn't need to sell people like us. Side by side, tho, most people will go the other route over the Wii U for exactly the reasons stated. A lack of games, not the presence of quality...

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#35

rockodoodle commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

@mike_intv This is how I feel. The games he released were not THAT bad- I'd say I got my $1.99 worth out of it. Maybe not as much as I did Gunman Clive, Edge or the Abyss, but I don't have any complaints about what he provided the Wii U community.

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#36

rockodoodle commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

I thought blok drop was ok. I might get tge dice game and then one more. It's ok to have some games like this, tho i haven't gotten many. that said, i don't think people buy thie wii u for these types of games, generally.

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#38

rockodoodle commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

About time they did something worthwhile. I got brain age math and pilot wings a few months ago bc the offerings were so weak and i was afraid my coins would expire. Paper Mario, NSMBU and a few others, maybe punch out, zevious and the gameboy mario to bring back some memories

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#39

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

Last year stopped the hemorrhaging, tho I question what will drive sales besides Zelda. I love the line up, but will it be enough to lure new users? Except those waiting for Zelda, I think most who are interested in a Wii U already have one.

The good news is that at least there is an install base of 9+ million to buy the new line up vs what they had earlier in the system's life cycle. I think these titles will do very well, given that their competition will only be indie games. Plus, Amiibo and New 3ds will provide extra revenue.

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#46

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.