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Saleemra

Saleemra

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Saleemra

#2

Saleemra commented on The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was...:

I just picked up a 2DS for my son and I got to admit, that thing is super comfy to hold. The slate design just sits in your hand and your fingers can just splay across the back giving you good support. Compared to the 3DS or even XL its a superior design ergonomically.

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#3

Saleemra commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

@unrandomsam

Seriously man, I have no Idea what your saying as your not making any sense at all. Incase you forgot (since you might be answering multiple conversations at a time) we were talking about Nintendo's actions re Swapnote and how lack of action would have caused them to be liable for what was going on. I was also talking about how lack of action would have damaged the relationship with their core market.

How can you misunderstand "core market" for hardcore"? Or for long time customers for that matter? Additionally your latest comment about Nintendo thinking that children are getting stupider is also ludicrous and completely unrelated.

Either conduct the conversation in an appropriate and relevant way or step away from the keyboard because your only making a fool out of yourself.

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#4

Saleemra commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Safe and Family-Frie...:

Good article and sums up my thought on the matter perfectly. I would hope and assume that a patch preventing photo's from being sent might be in the works and thus still allow folks to use the service.

I was hoping to get a 3ds for myself and my kids, the ability to send them hand drawn notes would have been nice since I work outstation and only see them once every 3 weeks =(

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#5

Saleemra commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

@unrandomsam
Gah!
Sorry but what nonsense are you talking about? Core doesnt mean old timers! It means their focus! Ninty IS and has ALWAYS been focused primarily on getting kids into gaming. Thats their bread and butter - kids are born everyday you know!

A lot of people criticise Ninty for being Kiddy and Family but the fact is thats where they get their money from. When Hardcore gamers abandoned the Wii, kids were still playing skylanders and other "kiddy" games on it.

So again in this case where we have something that could potentially damage their core market's impression of them. As a result they have taken decisive action to to ensure that parents realize that they are doing something about it, Furthermore by doing this they also prevent parents from accusing Ninty for establishing an unsafe environment that exposes their children to sexual predators.

I dont know if you have kids or not, but your priorities do change once they come along and things like this tend to cause parents to go into fits.

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#7

Saleemra commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

@unrandomsam
Most of those example you listed contain rules in place prohibiting the distribution of offensive material, not to mention user accounts which can be disabled if the T&C are breached.

Nintendo friend codes do not really allow for for the targeting of individual offenders because in theory you were only supposed to give it out to people you knew and trusted. Hopefully this will be the impetus to that Ninty needs to push through user accounts.

The last I checked the distribution of child porn IS illegal and since Nintendo does not have the means to ban individual users on that system unlike Miiverse this is the best recourse for them.

There is also the court of public opinion to contend with, this holds especially true with the launch of the 2DS targeting the youth audience. It would be a a PR nightmare for them and potentially destroy the trust that parents might have in the company if they did not take definitive action - not to mention the crucifixion they would get by the anti gaming media in general.

The response is overkill no doubt, however it is a good show especially for the moral avengers out there. This action demonstrates that they "think of the children" thus further cementing the trust between the company and its core market - ie kids and by extension their parents.

Furthermore since Nintendo's core market is "family & kids" and not the "hardcore" - who have pretty much abandoned them anyway it is no surprise that they will go to great lengths to placate their concerns. In any industry you look after your core first, this action by them is in line with that idea.

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#8

Saleemra commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

@unrandomsam
Unlike typical messaging services that your telco provides this is a service provided by nintendo on a closed nintendo network operating on a closed nintendo device.

Telco's have regulations in place that they follow to ensure they dont get help liable for things like this, not to mention the disclaimers that you sign when you use their networks. As long as they perform due diligence they are not liable.

Since there are no regulations in place for apps like this which are literally run on an honour system and no disclaimer regulating user actions the blame lies squarely at nintendo's feet. By suspending/shutting down the app Nintendo is demonstrating due diligence and thus protecting themselves from any potential litigation with regard to facilitating child porn.

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#9

Saleemra commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in...:

As this is on nintendo's network then they are wholly responsible for its content. At the end of the day if the system is being used to share child porn they they are morally obligated to shut it down to prevent it abuse. Those of you who say nintendo should get with the times dont realize just how contentious the issue is.

I find the Nintendolife community's reaction to this to be quite ludicrous for the most part. However if there is anything that can come out of this is that it highlights the importance of an account system ala PSN and XBOXLive. Having one in place will make it easier to track down and ban such individuals.

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#11

Saleemra commented on Nintendo UK Joins Japan By Calling Time On Wii...:

@kenzo I believe that you are correct in that regard. The Wii's main problem was the fact that it was so open to hacking attempts. I personally believe that one of the reasons that developers abandoned the platform was for this very reason, why would you want to pour resources into a platform that can be circumvented allowing for games to be downloaded for free.

While I wouldnt buy a Wii Mini myself - and thats only because I already have a normal Wii - I can fully understand the logic behind it. Especially outside of the major gaming hubs of the US, EU, UK and Japan there are still parents buying PS2's for their kids due to affordability.

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#13

Saleemra commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will ...:

@EdJericho
So what about people that already have those extra's? The fact that the Xbox/PS owners need them to enjoy the features is beside the point. The point here is that there is NO reason for WiiU owners who also own an XBOX/PS to buy the WiiU version.

This will result in the publisher claiming that the came didnt sell on the U while simultaneously ignoring the fact that they themselves sabotaged the release. This is exactly the excuse that EA gave for ME3 on the U, despite the fact that just as it was about to be released they gave the other platforms a anthology release that was cheaper!

Consumers arent stupid, and when faced with savings over brand loyalty savings always wins out. So yeah they are sending the game out to die on the U then they are going complain that their games dont sell on the platform and not make any further installments on it.

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#16

Saleemra commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will ...:

@ferthepoet
@Peach64

You miss the point. Nintendo charged full price for the HD remake yes but that price was the ONLY price for the game. If you charge X for platform A and X-20 on platform B and C then you are effectively sending the platform A version out to die.

No one who owns multiple consoles is going to pick up the Wii U version now.

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#17

Saleemra commented on Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of...:

@ricklongo I think that would be awesome
Shadow complex on the 360 was pretty awesome and very super metroid-ish. I would love to play a new metroid with updated graphics and physics, just wouldnt want it to me a remake though.

@VoiceOfReason TPS metroid would be awesome but why they couldnt make it a camera option and allow for both fps and tps viewpoints. Halo4 did something like this when you picked up turrets and IMHO was probably the best technical aspect of the game (one that was sadly underused) - I too love to see my protagonist in action.

While I'm happy to hear that Retro is still in the running, didnt most of the guys who worked on the trilofy get poached by 343i and bungie?

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#18

Saleemra commented on Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales:

@GreatPlayer

Considering that most Wii U games dont have DLC to begin with that really isnt an issue is it. Neither are updates since they replace files not add to them. Thumbsticks these days are so commonplace that its not inconceivable that any PC user wouldnt have one laying round the house. How bout SD cards pretty much anyone who owns a digital cam will probably have a spare since they would have swapped out the 1-2 gb stick for something larger and we already know that you can use them via a card reader.

Anyway this is going round in circles and the 8 gb is being phased out, however I feel that when the whites get a relaunch we will probably see them at the same price level with 32Gb possibly even with NL preloaded as a digital game. That would already be great value in comparison to the PS4 at USD460++

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#19

Saleemra commented on Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales:

@BXXL

While its true that third parties dont do well on Nintendo consoles I dont believe its because of the reasons you state. Simply put Nintendo games tend to have higher fun factors and are better crafted offerings then most of what is put out by other publishers. As a result Nintendo gamers may have a higher expectations which result in them rejecting shoddy unimaginative games that litter other consoles.

How many games out there on other consoles were real gems? The first dead space and mass effect come immediately to mind, but just look what happened to them in the later installments. Publishers spend hundreds of millions on a game but seriously how much of that actually goes in to game development? Between superbowl ads and tv tie ins they are probably spending twice the amount in advertising then it costs to actually make the game.

Nintendo gamers are picky yes - but that is a good thing its the publishers that need to literally up their games.

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#20

Saleemra commented on Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales:

@Skywardlink98
@GreatPlayer

Please explain to me why exactly do you need that hdd to begin with? Nintendo games generally do not require installation and the eshop stuff isnt that big to warrant it in the first place. You could easily swing by with a 16-32 gb thumbdrive thats what 5 - 10 bucks? Also what are the odds that most people already have a bunch of thumbdrives already floating around the house. There is virtually no additional cost when take a step back from trying to poke holes and start thinking up solutions.

The fact still stands that comparing the U deluxe set to the PS4 Basic set is a failure of logic as the packages are not analogous. Also bear in mind that the U supports last gen peripherals where as the PS4 does not. Holiday season is mainly family purchases, if you already have a Wii you can jump straight into multiplayer using your existing Wiimotes or Classic Controllers - you cant do that with a PS4.

NLand is definitely a USD 60 game in my mind - but that doesnt change the fact that most people wont buy it as a single. Nintendo can preinstall it at no additional cost to themselves as digital media has no physical related costs attached to it. Yes it would prolly fill up at least half of that 32 GB space but it you could always transfer it later or delete it if it didnt suit your fancy.

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#22

Saleemra commented on Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales:

@GreatPlayer

The WiiU's pricing is competitive, it is however your comparison method that is flawed. You cannot compare a basic system with a deluxe system. Your basic PS4 does not provide you with any software, compare it instead to basic U and you will actually see the difference is already at USD100 in favour of the U.

That said though I have a feeling that what with the basic units being recalled and the 32gb White has been announced we will most likely see it relaunched under the same price point - it might even be bundled with Nintendoland preinstalled (if it isnt too big) ala animal crossing since that would literally cost them nothing, though I doubt you will get any of the other extras like the stand, charging cradle and whatnot.

We would most likely see a new deluxe set where you would get both Nintendoland and NSMBU - If they did that then even with a USD50 difference between the U and PS4 it would have massive value.

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#23

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

@GamerJunkie

LOLOLOL Dude if your going to bother to reply to someone at least address what they are talking about instead of dodging them. Yeah you can get Gaming PC's, Gaming Tablets and Gaming Whatever but that doesn't change the fact that the primary function of PC's and Tablets IN GENERAL are for doing things other then playing games. Dont take a niche spin off and say it is the norm, furthermore just because you do something a certain way it does not mean that everyone does it that way based of your logic every office in the world that uses pc's have them specced out for gaming purposes lol.

Final Fantasy has been a steaming pile of crap for a while now and there arent any mainstream MMORPG's on any console. GJ, if your going to try make a point try to use examples that actually support the point your trying to make. As far as RPG's go the Wii U is going to get SMTxFE by Atlus, now JRPG's may not be your cup of tea since their not mine either but it is evident that those games are coming.

Why are you insisting that Nintendo themselves make FPS games? That just doesnt make sense. If you want a decent game you get a company familiar in those genres to make it. At any rate unless you have been living under a rock you would have know that Rare is working on one. If you want cod, bf, mw on the Wii U then why dont you go on the EA/Activision forums and ask them whats happening? Coming here to a Ninty fan forum to complain that Ninty doesnt make Dude-Bro games is as ridiculous as complaining that Disney doesnt make slasher films like saw and hostel.

What do you expect when they have been announcing FIRST PARTY games. At this point you've stopped making any sense, Batman AO, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed, RE, have all been announced for the U. I had no idea that if you liked Batman or Assassin's Creed that you were immediately a Nintendo fan.

The Wii sold great and at a profit on day 1, the fact that they were gathering dust months later from a purely business stand point really is incidental. Money was made time to move on. Additionally I think its hilarious that a lot of gamers like yourself seem to think that there were no games on the Wii. Dang I cant even put a dent in my Wii's library - heck I have more games for my Wii then my Xbox. Real GAMERS play games and have fun doing so Action, Puzzlers, Adventure, Fighting etc etc etc - they do not limit themselves to Dude-Bro games that rely on BT/BG/BE and Big Burly Men exclusively.

If you have issues playing on a Nintendo system because its not macho enough for you, then I really doubt that you are mature enough to appreciate what it actually means to be an adult.

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#24

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

@GamerJunkie

I know what you meant which was my point entirely, the games most "hardcore" gamers play just tend to revolve around BT/BG/BE examples - Mass Effect, Halo, COD, Battlefield, insert fighting game here etc. I wont dispute that some of these are good to great games but it doesnt change the fact that the games cater to adolescent fantasy, the upcoming Dragons Crown on the Vita is a prime example of that.

I agree that the Wii U could use decent FPS', sports, etc games but here is the kicker Ninty doesnt make those games very often. Third parties had months prep for the Wii U's launch to bring those titles to the console but their efforts for most part have been ham fisted coupled with incredibly unrealistic expectations with regards to sales. Ports that are 6 months to a year old do not sell consoles nor do they move a million ++ units unless they are completely and absolutely amazing with added exclusive content, why should anyone get BLOps 2 or ME3 (especially) when they already have it?

Your absolutely correct that Nintendo focuses on the 8-14 demographic, it is afterall their schtick. You seem to expect them to produce 18++ content when they as software devs clearly have limited interest (and probably limited capability) in directly engaging those markets. You might as well expect 2k, gearbox and rockstar to make mario esque platformers. No, Nintendo does what it does best by catering to the family market whilst second & third parties bring out the stuff like heavy rain or what not.

The problem is that the western third parties are so caught up in the RAWR MOAR POWAH mentality that they cannot appreciate the subtlety of Wii U's architecture which would allow them to produce products at a sufficient graphical resolution without going broke in the process. Mark my words, with Infinity and PS4 devs are going to back themselves into an increasingly tighter corner chasing the HD Graphics unicorn, and that most of them are going to fall flat on their faces in the process of doing so. We can already see it in games that sell by the millions but are considered to be financial disappointments.

Does Nintendo need better online infra? Yes they do but at the same time it is refreshing that they dont forget local multiplayer which is incidentally important for older gamers with families, if MS and Sony wont cater to this demographic then why shouldnt Ninty make a name for itself there.

There are very few decent games on the Xbox that I can be play local multiplayer on, do you realize just how much of a ruckus that causes when the kids are fighting over who's turn it is? Because of the Wii's strong local multiplayer support I find I'm playing on it more simply because my kids can partake in the games that I am playing at the same time. As a result my 360 has been reduced to a glorified media player. At any rate both the Wii and the Wii U have online support though admittedly on the Wii's friend codes was a rather silly idea.

If you had bothered to read properly you would have noticed that I said that all these predictions regarding Nintendo's demise and that they will do a Sega seem to be debunked by the fact that even when they arent doing well they are still doing better then their competition. Considering that Nintendo is a VIDEO GAME developer and VIDEO GAME HARDWARE manufacturer you dont need a genius level intellect to figure out that I was referring to both MS' and Sony's own video game departments. Bringing smartphones and tablets into the equations is erroneous as your comparing apples to oranges here.

I have no doubt that both MS and Sony generate higher revenue and maybe even profit across all their divisions but when you just look at the sales data for VIDEO GAMES HARDWARE you can see that Nintendo is still leading the pack overall. Smartphones and tablets can be gaming devices in the same way a PC can be a gaming device, however that is NOT and will NEVER BE their primary function.

Wii U did have a head start but it wasnt Nintendo that squandered the lead there, rather it was the third parties. EA, Activision and Ubi all were given a free pass on the Wii U for 6 months with no direct competition from Nintendo first parties and they pissed it away by not releasing games, releasing gimped games and cannibalizing sales (in the case of ME especially). That lies squarely on the shoulders of those publishers. Ubi seems to have gotten their act together and their new IP will be coming to the Wii U. If hacking people and bashing them over the head with a collapsible baton isnt "Adult" enough for you then I really wont know what is.

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#25

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

@GamerJunkie - Wow talk about missing the point entirely. So MS makes tablets and smartphones, what is your point? You might as well be comparing Nintendo to McDonalds at that point, Nintendo sells neither tablets nor do they sell smartphones thus there is no point in even bringing them up.

Additionally I am not overlooking the fact that the Wii U is selling slowly but overall despite poor sales Nintendo as a whole seems to be doing pretty well - better in fact then its rivals in total hardware sales FOR VIDEO GAME PLATFORMS. You cant really dispute that since the numbers speak for themselves.

As for the Wii being dead? 40k for a dead system is pretty impressive.

Making games for adults LMAO thats a joke, sure keep telling yourself that games that revolve around big tits, big guns and big explosions are for adults - they are adolescent escapist power fantasy, nothing more. Sure Nintendo could definitely benefit from a couple more of those to attract that side of the market but please dont try to pass them off as being ADULT games.

With regards to the lack of games on the Wii U, I dont think it was Nintendo that hasn't delivered but rather the third parties. Nintendo gave the third parties a 6 month window to establish themselves without direct competition from 1st party releases and yet they botched it. EA, Ubi and Activision all failed to capitalize on the Wii U nor release anything of real interest on it that hadnt been already released 6 months to a year earlier. Post E3 is going to see the BigN pushing their first party wares, if the Wii U still doesnt do well by the second half of next year then I'd be worried.

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#26

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

@GamerJunkie, last I checked the only big things in the mobile/tablet markets were by Apple and Samsung. Feel free to correct me since I dont actually follow those markets - I still use a basic monochrome mobile that only needs a charge once every three days and can double as a disposable weapon in the event I need something to throw at any dogs that get it in their mind to chase me lol.

Does microsoft actually sell prebuilt PC's?

The reason why I am including the wii, 3ds etc etc etc is because they all are dedicated video game platforms. Sure MS and Sony have their other divisions but we are talking about video game platforms here and in that respect Nintendo seem to be doing blisteringly well even with the Wii U's slow sales.

Say what you will you but when you only look at the relevant sector here - and that is really all that is needed since Nintendo dont have other divisions ala MS and Sony- Big N is out selling both MS and Sony individually by a large margin for now and only lagging behind by a mere 10k++ units when compared to both of them combined.

So yeah I think its pretty safe to stand by the assumption that Nintendo are sitting pretty atm.

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#27

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

@FullbringIchigo

True about being limited to the US, but it does sort of put all those claims about Big N's demise to bed. I mean 240k worth of units by a single company whereas 250k by the others which is shared between two others.

The Wii is probably still popular due to its price and to the fact that it is so easily soft modded, which in turn allows games to be easily pirated =(

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#28

Saleemra commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

So Microsoft and Sony sold 252.5k units of product between themselves whereas Nintendo sold 241.5k units of product by themselves??? Wow that's actually pretty amazing!!!

Sure the Wii U still moving slowly but I have a feeling the Best Buy promo's are going to turn that around