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RoomB31

RoomB31

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An artist and Graphic Designer, as well as a self proclaimed "wanna do it all", I'm currently learning programming to ideally use all my "talents"(questionable) to create a video game. We'll see!

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Mon 3rd March, 2014
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#3

RoomB31 commented on Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Re...:

If Ubi wants this to sell well on Wii U, it needs a) some exclusive content, b) good use of Miiverse/gamepad, c) must come at at least 3 weeks (or more) before any high profile nintendo game. This was never my genre, but if there is a lull and Ubi plays their cards right, maybe, just maybe.

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RoomB31 commented on Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a...:

@mercurio2054
I mean late in announcing, when you're up you announce things to keep you up, not when you're down, which is the case now, so even if they've been working on it for some time, they should let us peak in to get us excited. That being said, late is better than never.

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RoomB31 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

@minotaurgamer So you want to belittle me because of a term the industry uses? are you even willing to comment on my thoughts. Here replace casual(shhh its a dirty word) with whatever you like, masses if you will, do you have any thoughts now? I'd like to hear them beyond this taboo word.

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#11

RoomB31 commented on Here's an Updated Summary of Nintendo's Softwa...:

Its great to see such a resurgence with Pokemon this gen, considering its at DS pokemon equivalent sales, but with 1/4-1/3 the install base. There's no doubt that X&Y will continue to sell very well this year, especially now with the announcement of the ruby/sapphire remakes coming.

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#12

RoomB31 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Nintendo has lost its direction with Wii U, so its marketing etc... has been pretty terrible/non-existent. It wanted everyone to join in, of course that would be awesome!, but Nintendo doesn't understand that casuals are called casuals for a reason, they follow trends, they try things out, but they are rarely loyal. The problem is that Nintendo didn't know what to do when its base grew 5x in one cycle.
The Wii U doesn't appeal to casuals(or they don't understand it) for a few reasons, 1) the name, they should have never called it that!, sure there's recognition, but there's also infinite confusion, as we have seen, people thinking its a remodel or an attachment.
2) The price, possibly too high, $200 would be the starting point to add casuals, which is fine, in a normal cycle that price point would hit eventually, and more people would buy, but this leads into my 3rd point,
3) Multiple models, Nintendo should have had one model, one color to start with, this removes confusion on "which one do i buy?" because there would only be one option.
Those are my main thoughts on why, obviously marketing would be helpful, and so would clarification with what this system does for casuals (core gamers don't need to be told, we do the telling). As a few people have said, Nintendo is not doomed, but it is worrisome if not sad that so few people will enjoy these great nintendo games this gen.

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#14

RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

Hmm, some of your concepts make sense, others less.
You only need to look at PSP GO to know that gamers who buy portable consoles are not ready for an "only digital" console. Sure that was years ago, and we can now download many retail games digitally, but until Nintendo fixes their network (as per your suggestions) an only digital console would be a terrible idea. Also, this would make backwards compatibility impossible, and choice to choose physical/digital is still quite strong. ...
My few requests would be a better resolution screen(which happens every gen anyways) and capacitive touch (on both screens), keeping the clamshell, but seriously modernizing the look of the system, sleek and sharp.

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#15

RoomB31 commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

@gatorboi352 I sincerely doubt shareholders would be happy to simply see the console as profitable. When I say profitable I mean at the end of the day the console didn't lose Nintendo money. Also as long as its not losing money, Nintendo will still feed the core, I only see struggle as hope, because its when they are at their finest, see Gamecube.

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#17

RoomB31 commented on Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary:

Its sad, but lets be honest, 1) I think Hong Kong can handle it (although they should up employees even if ever so slightly). 2) that Sony has had waay more financial hardships as of this moment , like selling their HQ and many other issues. Nintendo is simply re-evaluating they expenses-vs-return, and I guess this is where they saw little utility. But never cool to see people lose their jobs.

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#18

RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

@aaronsullivan I think nintendo takes risks all the time, they don't always work, but they always take risks. I think they are less likely to take risks with solid franchises, although I doubt that pricing structure would have hurt the game in any which way, and possibly sold way more in the long term (opening up the possibility to more DLC purchases)

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#19

RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

I'm okay with DLC when the "initial" upfront cost is less than expected. With Super Luigi U, $20 was a steal (also i wouldn't really consider it DLC). With New Super Mario Bros 2, you got 3 courses for $2.50, no one would argue that this should have been in the game, no one was even expecting it, but I do feel the price was steep for what it was.
$30 initial price for Mario Golf is somewhat unexpected, considering most first party games are $35-40, but if Nintendo really wanted to change the landscape they should have released the game at $20, and emphasized DLC for those who wanted more. Thus harming no one and allowing people the choice to invest more in the game.

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#24

RoomB31 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

Wouldn't we all prefer some awesome Gamecube games (no longer playable on wii u) get the HD treatment, or at least some VC.
like, but not limited to:
f-zero gx,
super mario sunshine,
eternal darkness,
Baten Kaitos.
Wave Race: Blue Storm,