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Sampras

Sampras

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Sampras

#3

Sampras commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

By the way, the gamepad is stunningly underutilized. Oh well, big third party developers will soon learn that their factory mentality will become extinct when all the indie developers have all the creative ideas, are willing to think outside the box, and are getting better and better at making games.

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#6

Sampras commented on Developer Interview: PhobosLab on XType Plus, ...:

Indies play to the strength of Nintendo and especially Wii U.

Indies typically rely more on originality, rather than huge budget flash.
Indies typically can afford to focus on the game experience (partially due to less pressure to make payroll and make a "safe" game).

Like the indies, Nintendo focuses on originality and innovation rather than pure horsepower.
And like the indies, Nintendo focus on the game experience (all they do is make games and they don't have to worry about side all the other things their competitors have going on).

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#10

Sampras commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

If it weren't for Super Mario 3D World being so dang fun for multiple players even at different experience levels, I would HAVE to nominate The Wonderful 101 as best overall Wii U game out of sheer game design and wealth of wonderful ideas!

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#11

Sampras commented on Poll: Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your At...:

Most people are not early adopters. With so few games for launch for ps4 and xbone, most people will wait till they come out with games that catch their eye before considering to purchasing one.
Wii U on the other hand, have passed their early adopter phase. This holiday season will interest more middle adopters with a slew of quality 1st party titles and then some.

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#14

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@creative92
Can't come up with creative ways to use the gamepad? Oh come on! Where do I start?
How about put it beside you and use it like a shifter in a car by drawing shift motions on the screen?
How about using it in conjunction with the tv for surprises and scares in horror games?
How about using it in a game like star fox to view around your cockpit in 3dimensions?
How about drawing on the screen?
How about using the gamepad like a mouse for selection in rpgs?
Foosball was really creative in wii party u.
Okami-like commands in W101 were creative.
Trauma Team-like games.

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#16

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@Falchion
Here's the catch 22 you're describing:
1) Nintendo competitors pay so-called "reviewers" to talk trash about Nintendo-related things.
2) Inevitably some people believe these "reviewers."
3) Nintendo competitors achieve less demand for Nintendo.
4) Developers get scared to put the time needed into a port.
5) Start all over again.

It's exactly like a political campaign of BS. The sad part is so many people believe BS.

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#17

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@cyrus_zuo
TOTAL negative bias toward Nintendo in American and British media.

By the way metacritic has become a joke. They've basically become for games what Yelp has become for restaurant reviews. Most sane people will give a 10s and 9s, then they'll have a trolls who gives it 5s and 6s just to bring their average score down. Take all Nintendo related scores with TON of salt, because of the looney toon "reviewers" out there.

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#18

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@I-AM-REGGIE @SavantSupreme
I agree. People who can not form their own opinions and need others to tell them what to think are weak. Sorry to say, but that's true. But unfortunately the mountain of misinformation leveled against Nintendo is so high, that it's only solidifying my support for the only console system that continually demonstrates a strong independent streak, gaming based on fun, creativity, and inventiveness rather than stooping to relying on rigging media outlets to misinform consumers and developers about their competitors.

In short, seeing all these low blows thrown only makes me root for the only guy who is fighting a clean fight.

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#19

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@Einherjar
That's a good point. Even if it were true the Wii U version has more frame rate drops, that doesn't mean the Wii U is to be blamed. How about the developer?

By the way I haven't noticed any horsepower issues at all. And I certainly haven't noticed any horsepower issues to claim, as one reviewer said, the Wii U version is "not recommendable".

That's just pure inventing a problem to blow out of proportion.

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#20

Sampras commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

@AdanVC
It's a media-induced condition. Competitors pay to FLOOD media outlets with biased and negative opinions about the state of wii u 3rd party support and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, because, lo and behold the continuous stream of BS scares off companies from making quality games in the first place, let alone allow consumers to buy them.

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#23

Sampras commented on Talking Point: Why Interactive eBooks are a Pe...:

It's funny (or sad) how some people get a knee-jerk reaction against reading! 999 is heavy in reading but everybody loves it. Besides, comic books, manga are books and the minimally literate crowd don't mind them. In short, it's how entertaining and tailored to the Wii U console that would determine how people will receive it.

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#24

Sampras commented on Poll: How Important is Dual / Second Screen Ga...:

I can think of tons of really cool ways to integrate usage of the gamepad! For the most part Developers haven't scratched the surface of the usefulness and coolness of the gamepad yet with the exception of Game & Wario, W101, NLand.

Just imagine using the gamepad in horror game genre, racing, puzzle, rpg, mystery, drawing, how about Trauma Center, I can go on and on - I can't believe so many developers put the game map on there and call it a day. Use some creativity, people!