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ShadyKnights

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#1

ShadyKnights commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@EngieBengie
And again your hostility proves my point. You, again, ignore the meaning behind what I have said and only wish to see that I acknowledge that Nintendo can be wrong when I never state they couldn't be. I should not have to because everyone already feels that they are and can be, so that is a known to the customer. What is an unknown to the customer, are the customer's actions, behavior and responsibilities to themselves, which I believe I have addressed... decently. I know I tend to get wordy and what not, lol.

And no, I don't take swearing for hostility, I am an adult. I just meant the over all tone of how you respond to me is quite hostile. You don't really reply as if you're trying to understand any point of view save your own and all and the way you initiated this conversation with me in general was via sarcasm and condescension. Generally this method of conversing with people is used to ignite a person's temper rather than engage with an enlightened back and forth conversation, during which both parties can agree to disagree, or attempt to meet each other in the middle.

And yes, I stand by my statements of Youtubers because I believe in the rights of content creators. And does not Nintendo create content? I have seen articles of modders and Youtubers get very upset for people taking their content and treating it as their own and I feel they have every right to be so indignant. I just so happen to feel Nintendo and any other game dev also has that right. Just because they are a company doesn't mean they are denied some level of respect.

Conformality is the best way to be lost in the mire that is obscurity. Only those who have no idea what they want to do, or back bone to stand out, or are genuinely happy with their place conform. Genius stands out and makes it's own way, as does talent, and as do the successful. And success is not always measured in finances, though Nintendo is quite secure in that as well.

And you misunderstand how profits work within the gaming industry and where things lay. Ten years ago Sony was worth $100 billion. Now they're around $10 billion give or take. Last year around January, during another Wii U "drought", Nintendo was reported to be worth more than the entirety of Sony. Sony is closing divisions left and right while Nintendo is expanding as I previously stated. Console sales don't mean as much as they used to. Especially when Nintendo has two consoles that are selling at a profit (one clearly more than the other, but still both are selling) while Sony only has one that is and another that is lain by the way side. Also, the Xbox brand has only cost Microsoft money since they entered gaming consoles. I believe last reports were around it costing the company $2 billion. They never made a profit on it and with them cutting XBOne console prices, they likely will continue that trend.

As I said, Nintendo's Wii U's (just the Wii U) profits are comparable to Sony's even with their giant PS4 sales numbers. That really shouldn't be if console sales were all that important, but they no longer are with Sony and Microsoft paying third parties to put games on their consoles. Paying them eats up profits and Nintendo refusing to do so, means they get to enjoy more profits from fewer games. Simple math really.

And the fact that anyone is surprised about Nintendo working on a new console now and thinks this means they are giving up on the Wii U is laughable and proves how many people have such little understanding of the industry even though Nintendo and others explained this is what all companies do, work on new product once the first is out the door. They generally just stall on announcing it, but due to the whole expansion into mobile thing, Iwata wanted to make sure people wouldn't ignorantly assume they were leaving the console space. Can't blame him for willful ignorance. Sony likely immediately went to work to make a system that wouldn't bankrupt them during launch after the PS3 was released (paid off well) and Microsoft, hopefully, looked into developing one that wouldn't break from you playing games too much on it after so many 360s rung red. And Nintendo is very likely trying to make something that goes hand in hand with home console and hand held with whatever new console or product they're coming out with.

And your analogy of Nintendo having one job is quite inaccurate. They have roughly two. Make consoles for their and other dev's games, put their games on said console. They are a gaming company that likes to make consoles to play their games and new ways to play those games. They've accomplished that quite well. It's the third parties who have the choice to join or not and they've been given most of what they wanted, but have left due to, and this is from what many of them claim, not being able to compete against Nintendo's games. That sounds more like they do their job a little too well for competition's sake than failing to do anything. And Miyamoto stated F-Zero would need a different control interface would could be anything from, as you stated, a new controller to better utilization of the gamepad. He also stated that he cannot thing of a way to make it fun which doesn't mean we are not getting one, but could mean they're thinking of letting someone else give it a shot. The fact that they acknowledge F-Zero so much lately yet say nothing of a return is quite similar to Majora's Mask 3D before it's announcement.

lol, I don't think devs have the weight of the world on their backs, merely that their fan base is a little insane and petulant at times. Generally, they're the company to make fun of because they choose to be different even if their differences work for them. I can respect that is all. I also respect consumers wanting more from them cause it's fair to want more, but to demand is quite disrespectful and I don't stand with for or with that. Just like when people were demanding Bayonetta 2 come to PS4 and XB0ne even though Nintendo funded the game. Even then people felt they had no right to keep that game from it's "true fans". That doesn't seem insane to anyone else?

I believe people forget that a company looks at the world from a position many of us with never see in our life times. All we can do is glimpse at what it may be like, but only few of us will know. And I feel the best way to know is by attempting to understand, which I try to do is all. Considering I'm still going to college to be a game developer I feel that is a healthy and wise decision for me, to be as empathetic with both parties as I can be.

ShadyKnights

#2

ShadyKnights commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@EngieBengie
Yes seriously. With all due respect man you're very hostile and overly sensitive about this topic and you're kinda setting the example of what I mean when I say why companies don't really take consumers seriously. I understand your reasons and points, but I also attempt to understand the company's position as I see it objectively and objectively it's not all that bad. Nintendo is not the only company content identifying these things and they are trying some way to work with the Youtubers. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. Same as it's nothing wrong with the devs who still content ID their games as well.

The problem is people are calling for Nintendo to change and treating them as if they are the only ones not doing so when the opposite is more true. More true.

I'll not, and am not, argue that the copyright thing could and should be improved as I feel all laws need to be simplified to avoid getting innocently intended people into trouble, but I think that those who create certain properties should have as much control over their own properties as they want cause they made it. Changing what someone made doesn't really make it yours in my eyes as your work is built off another's. If they gave you no permission to do so then I feel it is only proper to respect those wishes. I feel that is how decent and respectable professionals should behave.

I cannot take any of these examples of voiced of decent seriously, just on a personal level, due to how frequently they are wrong. Call for Nintendo to adapt ignores how Nintendo has pushed the industry forward with shoulder buttons, analogue sticks, touch screen game play, wireless controllers, native multiple controllers on consoles, and people want them to conform? Claims Nintendo is dying when they are the second strongest financially while selling the worst console wise and not by a sales margin equal to that of the gulf between PS4 and Wii U sales, but actually closer. XBOne needs to do well else there's a very real chance the XBox brand will be dropped off Microsoft's boat, Sony needs the PS4 to do well else the company may very well die, Nintendo is expanding to mobile and other markets and Nintendo is the one that's in trouble? These people complain Nintendo is loosing relevancy, yet it's on everyone's tongue which actually contradicts this.

No one wants to talk about how the unpopularity for the Wii U is actually good for the consumers. Sure we get fewer games right now due to third party lack of interest, but what must Nintendo do in order to keep our interest? Give us more games that, generally, they would have the ability to hold out on a little longer or not take a risk on due to gamers having other things to play. Hence Star Fox is coming to us this year. There's a respectable chance we'll hear of Metroid and F-Zero as well given how Nintendo loves to tease and taunt before announcements and I'd call F-Zero race track in MK8 and Captain Falcon's introduction with Lucina and the Bayonetta's costumes a very clear tease for what's to come. But no, everyone wants to jump on the negativity bandwagon and parrot one another rather than actually be positive. As if that's something to be ashamed of or as if positivity equals ignorance. Well fie on all such nonsense I say

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#3

ShadyKnights commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@EngieBengie
Sorry for late response, had homework to contend with for the past few days.

Anyway, just because the consumer wants something doesn't make it smart for a company to give it to them. Not saying that they should always ignore consumers as the Evo thing is certainly a nice bit of fun for everyone, but they're may be things we the consumer may not see or understand. Just calling it stupid just cause we don't see that does not remove he relevance. And until we know the reasons behind it rather than just throwing suppositions, arguments against what some of us may want are moot because information is lacking.

There's nothing wrong with asking for more, but it's quite assholish to demand what you want while ignoring what the company may want. As assholish as it would be for them to completely ignore the consumers which they don't do. The best thing for everyone to do is to find an equilibrium where everyone can be happy. Sometimes that means both sides won't quite get everything they want, but isn't that how all relationships work? You find a happy medium?

The fair us and whatever is nice and al, but YouTubes rules are what Youtubers must adhere to. They say Nintendo is within their rights so follow Nintendo's rules and shush. Hell expand those rules by working with them and presenting calm, well argues points and compromise rather than name calling, petulant whining, and demanding you (the YouTuber, not you while I'm replying to) have everything while also decrying how you are more helpful to them than they are to you. That just reeks of entitlement and self delusion.

Considering Nintendo seems to have finally shut Phillips up with that whole joint patent thing so it looks like they followed the rules and succeeded... Almost like adults running a business or something...

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#4

ShadyKnights commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@Lycidas
What kinda question is that? Of course they wouldn't mind. After all your blog using these articles are transformative and nothing at all like the original. People read NintendoLife staff works for their opinions, but they go to your blog for how you present them. And you're trying to promote yourself as a journalist. They just want to talk about whatever's going on with Nintendo and stuff. Plus you'd be promoting them so they probably want you to go ahead with the master plan man.

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#5

ShadyKnights commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@AugustusOxy
Your analogy and every analogy similar to it is incorrect and belittles what games actually are. The plan is the equivalent of paying a studio royalties for using their music. Now you remixed and edit it and whatever, but what you remixed and edited was made by someone else. You'd have nothing with which to make money with had you not used their works (games in general, not specifically Nintendo). Their games are not tools with which to create something new, it's a completed product that someone more or less adds their own thing onto as well. Yeah it's hard making a video, but I'd assume making a game that you make a video about is probably a lil harder.

Also the reason we have this system is cause people ran around uploading movies to Youtube Viacom was threatening suit and Youtube created the auto detect program thing. Legally speaking, if YouTube didn't do this, it's quite possible the site would have been shut the hell down or at least sued to the extent it'd become even worse over all.

The reality is, basically their program works like this: Nintendo wants royalties for people making money using their games.

It's their right to so arguments against it are moot. YouTubers all the time get upset if someone take their video and upload it somewhere else for monetization without their permission (and justifiably so). However, Viacom was willing to sue YouTube to make them stop sharing movies. Music and movie companies are willing to copyright strike your channel to hell and back for uploading their music and monetizing, or sometimes for reviewing their movies in a way they don't like. Nintendo is just asking for royalties for their work.

Nintendo is treating a bunch of adults who want to act like children, like businessmen, and they're apparently not ready to act like businessmen considering the butthurtedness everyone's having for having to actually follow rules of the world you exist in. Heaven save us all there are rules to follow with your job that you chose to get into cause you assumed you'd never have to follow any rules you didn't like.

TLDR;
What @DESS-M-8 said

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#7

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

It's called quality, plain and simple. Mewtwo may have been in Melee, but that was back in 2001. More than 10 years ago. He was also a favorite of many and easily could have just not made it and that'd been it. However for a small fee many can get their favorite main smash character back in all his glory in HD. Capcom would have had Mewtwo finished, on disc, then charge us to unlock him.

Also, it's quite cheaper to get Mewtwo and the Mii outfits as a bundle rather than separately. Granted my math only goes up to calculus so I could be wrong, but if buying Mewtwo for Wii U or 3DS is $3.99 per console, but getting it for both Wii U and 3DS is $4.99, my math tells me you're getting it a nice discount of 3 bucks and change as 3.99 times 2 is $7.98. SO yeah, might wanna bust out that ol calculator next time ya start tossing numbers around.

All things considered Nintendo could have left it as you have to buy each version. And the costumes are little extras that people actually want and that add flavor to the game. I was hoping for Megaman X, but if I can make a Megaman X Mii and just use him I'm happy. Plus Protoman looks awesome. Sweet baby Jesus looks so good.

This article is quite silly as Nintendo has shown since MK8 dropped and every game that has DLC since how DLC should be done. You get basically a whole new Mario Kart game for around $11.99 all together or $7.99 per DLC pack. Do you not math that value? Okay fine 7.99 times 2 is $15.98. Saving almost 4 bucks even with that. Oh I'm sorry yeah getting it at $11.99 also nets you different colors for Shy Guy and Yoshi and no extra cost. So you know, you get pointless costumes for free. Oh yeah and the 200cc patch update that so would have been DLC with any other company. Oh dang it I also forgot that the Animal Crossing DLC is coming earlier than announced. So if you paid for it and were eagerly waiting, you get it sooner.... What are we complaining about again?

Or Hyrule Warriors which has been the most brilliant DLC, adding characters, costumes, maps, levels, dogdarned Ganon mode. For $19.99. You do realize every character would be like 5 bucks each and the costumes would have been split up in such a way that you would have to by them all to get the complete set of whichever one you really wanted if you only wanted one LoZ set in particular for the characters, and charged upwards of $5.99 for each right?

This author doesn't seem to get the concept that DLC is not bad. Bad DLC is bad. DLC that adds value, but does not reduce the value of the game you purchased is always nice and so far, That's all I'm seeing with Nintendo. Things are reasonably priced, there is incentive to buy all the DLC (respectably cheaper than individual packs though the individuals aren't terribly expensive either way). But hey, that's just me.

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#9

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@Quorthon
Oooh okay, that's what got in your craw. The whole Nintendo doesn't need third party thing. Okay, but I elaborated on that in my direct post to you. Nintendo doesn't need third party games in the volume of which Sony and Microsoft do. I say this cause they don't. I mean Sony is selling PS4s like gangbusters, yet they have to lay off how many people and close down how many divisions? Why? Cause they're not making very much money off of it. Hell Nintendo isn't with the Wii U console sales more than likely. They make money off software. Nintendo not shelling out money for third party games and instead developing their own games cheaper, that sell better than any other first party game from the competition, nets them a nicer chunk of profits over all. Sony and Microsoft throwing money at getting exclusives costs them money and they need to sell even more copies to make that expense back. Selling more consoles will generally not make that cash back and is not as important in this generation as it was in the past. This is not to say that it isn't important at all, but just that it's not the absolute end all be all.

So running off that logic based on actual facts, I can honestly say that Nintendo doesn't need too many third party games. At least definitely not the ones that they need to pay for like SonySOft does. All they need to do is cater to the 9 mil + owners who have a Wii U and are enjoying it and toss out more games for those waiting till their specific lesser selling, but still deeply loved game pops out. Which they are doing this year with Zelda U and Star Fox. And for those wanting more mature games Devil's Third is coming (personally excited for that one) and Bayonetta 2 is on the Wii U. Not to mention Wonderful 101 and Hyrule Warriors are two excellent third party games on the Wii U. Would more third party offerings like those be welcomed? Hells yeah, but I also believe they'll come. They just need to strategize smart since they're not focused on providing a stupidly powerful console that would cost them even more money to sell and time to develop games for.

I'm not whining about third party games myself cause my desktop plays my Steam collection like a sexy vixen and my laptop that I can hook up to my TV does a very noice job as well. So~ I'm good really.

Oh but back to Nintendo's quality, okay I'll concede, their quality isn't always great. Just almost always. No one's perfect and sometimes their out of the box thinking does get weird, but on the hole, their works are fantastic. Your complaints on formulaic can be reflected far more at anything outside of Nintendo than at Nintendo themselves. Most first person shooters, third person shooters, sports games, all are much more formulaic and don't even try to be interesting or subvert their own tropes. LoZ games generally try to do that with varying degrees of success, and Mario games are about skilled platforming so they'd better damned well have a formula for moving through the levels like a boss at top speed. And Mario Kart 8 does racing well and pretty much set the standard in how paid DLC should be done. A feat that has only been matched by Hyrule Warriors. That is ground breaking enough for now.

I will admit I was super salty in the beginning of the Wii U era for third parties being douche nozzles, cause they had everything they asked for during the Wii era with the Wii U and just went back on their promises to put games out on it and didn't even try to port game of the year editions over which I would have purchased. But after seeing Watch_Dogs, Aliens: Colonial Marines, the crap ports and all, I just stopped care about getting stuff from them for my Wii U. My library is strong on and off the U so why be upset? Specially since I can play MGS V on my PC. It's a lil weird to play it off a Sony console, but I have a pro controller and the means to use it to play PC games with so I will live.

I will say this about you, from how you present yourself and I mean no insult to you, but again you are the perfect representation of the current gamer. Your arguments and points are all about bringing down or shaming the person you're talking to and you like using exceptions as examples of standards on both ends. You ignore what people say then respond to them quite hostile based on your own willful misinterpretation.

You seem to be quite upset that Nintendo fans are genuinely happy not playing the games you love and claim they do so either because they just haven't played them or are just being sheep, too afraid to admit what you feel is the truth. You seem to believe that the way you see and understand the gaming culture is the only and correct way to do so.

Now I say all these things cause it is how you present yourself. You're hostile, rude, insulting, condescending, and come off as a guy with a bug up the butt. I could be absolutely wrong and hope you don't think I'm trying to be personal with you as I'm just making general statements based upon how you present yourself to me directly and to others in posts you've made.

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#10

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@Quorthon
Oh wow neat! You're the very first person to read anything I've ever posted on the internet and make assumptions of me being a fanboy or claim that I don't know what I'm talking about based on my opinions derived from a study of facts! Cool. I must be getting better at posting if what I wrote was interesting enough to be read "enough" to make someone so salty.

Okay, fine, I shall respond with the mandatory list of what consoles I own and how long I have been gaming, which will be ignored by you, but it seems to be the customary response to such accusations on the internet and I'd not like to be rude. ahem~.

I've bene gaming since I was 6 about and and 27 currently. Started on NES, moved to SNES, Super GameBoy, Genesis, 32X, Saturn, N64, GameBoy Color, Dreamcast, PS1 (own 2, one died), Game Cube, PS2 (own 2, one died), DS, 360 (own 2, one died), PS3 (own 2, one dead), Wii, Wii U and 3DS, roughly in that order.I don't particularly game on one console, I just prefer Nintendo cause they're fun to me. and generally provide different experiences.

I don't get what I said was so salty or ignorant, it'd be nice if you elaborated other than making silly accusations of my gaming credentials as if your word was gaming law and what not. But you do provide me with a nice example of the current gamer of today. See, I don't care what you say about me or any Nintendo fan cause, whatever, you can like what you like, you have your reasons for disliking or disagreeing with me, and that cool. Means you're human as I am.

However, this also means that our values are different. I personally see no value in most third party games as I've watch them turn to crap over the years. Assassin's Creed died for me in AC3 when they changed everything to be like the Arkham games for no good reason and the story was crap. Mass Effect turned to crap after the first game because it gave up the excellent basis for the RPG in favor of more Third Person Shooter friendly principles that ruined the feel of the series. None of Bethesda's works look good to me as it's just buggy and just looks clunky and empty. inFAMOUS wen south immediately after the greatness that was the very first game in lieu of going after a wider audience. Again, to me.

Does that mean I hate all third party games? No, I just mentioned a couple of series and games that I loved at a point in time. Mostly played on my PS3, but on my 360 as well. Hell Alan Wake I'd probably consider one of the greatest games to come out all of last gen and that isn't on Nintendo at all. Does that mean I love all of Nintendo games? No. I don't even love all the LoZ games. I feel the 3D series peaked at Majora's Mask, just nosed dived at the horrible story and plot of Wind Waker, picked back up a bit with the better, but still bland world of Twilight Princess, and picked up a bit more with the better Skyward Sword as the characters were much stronger and the story was at least memorable and fun. Why do I keep playing them? Cause they're all genuinely different from one another and anything else in this industry. Others try to copy, some might even do it better mechanically or story-wise, but very few actually meet the quality of Nintendo's offerings.

All my statements have said were that I simply don't think third party games are necessary for a Nintendo console in the volume that they are on the PS4 and XBOne. Because unless the PS4 and XBOne put out exclusives that are of actual high quality (and XBOne has a few more that PS4 currently) there's no reason to get them. You can get the vast majority of those games on your PC that will, for the most part (most as in not all coughWatch_Dogscough), play better on the PC and will be cheaper there as well. And if your PC isn't much older than 7 years, you can likely play those games decently. Some of the games are even on PS3 and 360, again neutering the reason to upgrade. The majority of the Wii U's library are mostly found on the Wii U, meaning if you want those games you need the console.

I don't quite see how that's a sheltered mentality to have, but I' sure you have a reason as to why and will happily let me know. ^_^

ShadyKnights

#11

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@JaxonH
Exactly. As I stated before, AAA games are for mass appeal and most people consider games kiddy unless they look realistic. They don't want to play a game, regardless of how fun it may be, because it looks "too cartoony" or "not mature". The mainstream gaming audience wants games they won't feel embarrassed about when talking to someone else about gaming because to them mature is respectable and E for everyone is kiddy.

As you put it, all the games blur into each other, so once you've played the best of that 200 games (probably 5) you've played them all. After that you're just replayin the same game with varying degrees of competency in design.

Once gaming went mainstream with the 360 and PS3 wars, obsession with third parties and trophies that do nothing became the talk of the town.

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#12

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@electrolite77
No, what sells a console is the amount of quality games on it. Not just the amount of games. The games must be worth the purchase of the console and to be purchased on that console specifically. What I said still stands as mass appeal requires there to be enough quality for the largest audience.

Now, that being said, there is a difference in quality for a wide audience third parties provide, to a focused audience that first party games give. Yeah AAA games are technically good at what they aim to do, but those games tend to be throwaways. You buy them, play them, throw them away for the prettiest new sequel. First party games are more about staying power. You're supposed to keep returning to a first party game after you've played it through, because it's quality is beyond that of a third party game.

Last gen we had devs lying about what we saw in game demo vids (Aliens: Colonial Marines), this one they lie about the mechanics and visual quality of the game (Watch_Dogs). Last gen we had buggy releases that required day one patches and sometimes didn't get patches for months on down the road, this gen we have Sims 4 and AC: Unity. Last gen we got Kane and Lynch, this gen we got The Order.

I don't think people are being too obsessive about first parties at all as, again, you can play third party games anywhere. And you're not locked into only playing one console or a console and no PC. In fact, many have argued the best places to experience the third party games worth playing will be on PC. And most games work just fine on even standard PCs. So if the gamer really wants teh highest of quality, they'd go with a Wii U and PC combo. People just want to get the best bang for their buck and, as far as games from a purely gaming standpoint is concerned, Nintendo offers that more than the others. The others mearly offer more games, but you could still get enough fun that you need via the indies that are on the Wii U as well.

But to each their own. Not everyone likes Nintendo games and that's cool. But the lack of third party should not be a reason to say the console itself is lacking.

ShadyKnights

#13

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@JaxonH
I honestly wouldn't say it's representative of the entire AAA industry, but merely another stop along the inevitable road to the cliff. I mean look at Mass Effect. A great game that I personally love saver for the glaring error that, for an RPG, it's too damned short and there's not enough branching things to do in the first game let alone the series. The second game completely forgets what the hell teh first one was and the third goes off the rails, forgets anything resembling the original charming, but clunky original game, and ends in a craptastic way that makes the multiple endings of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time seem ground breaking as those endings are actually caused by interactions with people you had rather than an arbitrary choice at the end of the game.

And after all of that, people still treat BioWare as if they are not only infalible, but still get pants wettingly excited for their games. Water flows under the bridge fast when Halo: MCC releases buggy as hell cause the New Halo will be fine. Kill Zone Shadow Fall was a bust, but Sony will get it right with inFamous.. Okay that one was okay, but Ubi will do well with Watch_Dogs... Okay well Drive Club will be premium cash... Okay but the Order 1886 will be the mad business... Okay but Bloodborne will be fantastic. I don't get it. I mean Bloodborne may be amazing, but no one puts on the skeptical goggles after blowing how much money?

As you said 10 to 12 games a year is plenty for me. When I was a kid I was lucky to own 5 games a year and the people at Blockbuster knew my face. So actually buyin the games I love rather than renting them, and having the games I really want as well as the occasional super special game to pop up is good enough for me.

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#14

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@JaxonH
Which is exactly why AAA third party games don't matter as much as they did, say last gen or very early this gen. The Wii U has it's games, it's market and that's fine. They don't need mainstream AAA and the indies the Wii U does get are an excellent bonus to the console. It's why I've calmed down more about the whole GF and Sega thing and the Metroidvania game that aren't coming to the Wii U as my backlog exploded last year and I got games to get now rather than cry about adding more games to the list this very moment.

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#15

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@electrolite77
Tons is a stretch of the term. There are plenty of good ones, I'll not deny, but many of them are available on the PC and are playable on reasonably old computers at that. Some are even coming out still on PS3 and 360. The necessity to move to a new console for them is really not all that great in the grand scheme of things.

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#16

ShadyKnights commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@PolarKoalaBear
I'm aware of that. However, the implications of quality doesn't affect that quality doesn't seem to matter with the loudest gamers these days. Mostly what I hear is "Go where the games are!" rather than "Go where the good games are!" from gamers.

Gamers still scream about third party even though that very same third party has been proving since last gen and especially during this gen, that they don't care about quality of their products, they just care about mass appeal and sales.

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#18

ShadyKnights commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

Very curious and hopeful for this QoL thing. I hope it does well and I hope they get better at increasing the functionality and implementation of their QoL products and that this exercise does in fact bring about stronger and more engaging games and gameplay.

Either way, so long as I get getting the games I enjoy as I am, I'm happy.

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#20

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Shiner1776

...Well that's a weird way to start a conversation with someone. Hm, well you seem to have completely misconstrued my sentiments as you're suggesting I have nefariously labeled people wanting N3DSs as whiny and only said they just want face plates. Now if you're speaking of the first comment I made about this subject, there is a response I made that you may have missed. If you're speaking of the last comment I made, I don't believe you quite understood what I said and have misinterpreted me. I clearly said their comments come off as whiny. Whether or not they have legitimate complaints, the points tend to be posed in a manner to come off as petty, as people seem to take business decisions personally which is just not how mature individuals should act.

Some people here have very good and legitimate and reasoned points, being they prefer the regular models over the XLs due to smaller hands, it's for their kids, pocket space, all valid reasons, but it's when the rest start delving into the whole "I can't believe Nintendo would ever do such a thing" where points start drifting into sensationalist hyperbole.

Okay let me break it down, every time Nintendo does anything different than its competitors or what the public expects, people act as if the world is ending, the company beat them, raped their wife, had a smoke and are going back in for seconds. Nintendo stays with cartridges with the N64 and the world is ending, why can't they understand discs are the only way to go?! Nintendo goes with discs with the GameCube and the world is ending, these discs are too small Nintendo, don't you get we like to watch DVDs with our gaming consoles, there's not enough memory on these discs even though there really is! Nintendo drops the GameBoy brand and starts the DS and the world is ending, how are we to play with two screens Nintendo I only play with one, how can you change things like that, DS is a dumb name GameBoy is so much better! Nintendo releases the Wii with its motion controls and backwards compatibility to the GameCube and the world is ending the controller is so awful and gimmicky, gimmick, gimmick, motion controls are dumb, gimmick, stupid casuals scumbags, HD is where it's at Nintendo you don't get it! Nintendo releases the 3DS and the world is ending, Nintendo how could you phase out my DS, 3D is dumb and stupid and it's not as powerful as the VIta! Wii U is released with HD graphics, is more powerful than the powerhouse PS3 of last gen, a new tablet controller with unique advantages to gameplay and UI control, and the largest Mature launch line up of any console and the world is ending, Nintendo how could you still be region locked when the others aren't, these games are old though some of them are the definitive versions of the game, but still old, Wii U is a dumb name and hard to remember even though it is almost visually and phonetically Wii 2, motion controls are a fad, why is there a second screen when I'm only used to one screen, it's not as powerful as the PS4 or XBOne, why no cross buy?! And now the N3DS is launched and the world is ending, I don't care what the numbers say I like my regular 3DS, we're being treated like second class citizens for not being given what we were expecting but never promised, NOA is garbage trash that treats us all like garbage!

Oh, but I forgot how "Nintendo is just behind the times/ doesn't get how Westerners work/ are just a bunch of old out of touch men" too. So, yeah I'm genuinely sorry that I have offended you. I know I come off as abrasive or tend to not word myself that well at times, but I've read and heard all that stuff for years. As in back in the N64 era. So when you say this should make people consider how the future of what Nintendo has in store for us, I have to wonder about either your age or your memory. Nintendo does this all the time. Not out of spite for the consumer, but to protect the company as a whole and their properties which are worth a hell of a lot.

Hell you say any other company would receive backlash for this? Really? Well let's look at the competition. The Vita is region free, but is supported like festering horse plops outside of Japan. It's not backwards compatible so you can't play PSP games on it unless you buy them again, and it's connectablity with the PS3 and 4 is iffy at best from what I hear. No one utters a word. Nintendo however, regardless of which version of the 3DS you have, supports the software adequately at least and it's backwards compatible. Everyone looses their mind every time Nintendo makes one move we all feel is stupid no matter how small. Oh it's region locked yes, but there is generally a steady flow of games coming to it and you can play the DS games you may have missed, yet people still act as if this is awful. That seems unreasonable to me.

And your stuff will be "locked" to whomever you support, be it Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft. You get games for them, you play them on them. Unless Sony and Microsoft announced you can play each others games on the competitor's consoles when I wasn't looking and I missed that internet explosion.

As I've inferred before, this is a business decision, not a personal one. Maybe we all need to dial it back a bit and recognize companies run by numbers. The Vita wasn't bought at numbers of the PS4 in the West, so the West gets few games for them. That is a counter productive move, but it is a move accepted by the masses when Sony does it and doesn't even explain it. Nintendo has clarified, as ShikabaneHime13 reminded me, that the N3DS isn't coming due to marketing and because the XL has outsold the 3DS by a considerable enough margin to make releasing both seem like an unwise business move. They clarified this and it's still not good enough.

As someone who's just on the outside looking in, as I have no interest in getting a N3DS/XL any time soon, it appears that people just aren't satisfied with that answer. And it's understandable to not be. Especially if you're of the minority who prefer the base model over the XL one. But this isn't about everyone feeling safe or betrayed or ill attended to. You're not getting what you want right now and you're not hearing the answers you want right now. That's all. Cause they stated their reasoning. It's a business one. Business sense doesn't seem to coincide with mass perception too often so it's understandable that in general we wouldn't quite get the reasoning behind it all, but this worry, hyperbole and anger is just silly.

No, I haven't tried the standard N3DS and that holds no baring on anything whatsoever. I've not tried the N3DS XL either. I'm just a guy who came in, got frustrated with what I was reading and posted my opinions on how everything appears form a third party perspective. It looks plain silly to be this bent out of shape. Again, nothing wrong with being angry or frustrated, but the way it's being displayed is just immature.

ShadyKnights

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ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@k8sMum

Most, not all, but most of the comments against those decrying the need for N3DS tend to comment that the complaints and demands for the N3DS comes off as whiny and complaining. Mostly cause it tends to come off that way. I mean your statement of "Many have mocked and belittled those who dare want something different." just comes off as pretentious. Now I'm sure it's not and I'm sure you're a passionate person who just really wants to game the way you want to and I respect that. However I feel your sense of wounded indignation is a little extreme all things considered.

I also feel the severe need to just up and boycott the N3DS out right is also overly extreme and misguided. Both are just personal stances, yes, but still people are getting upset over what was never promised or offered to us. Those commercials and information about the face plates were first seen in Japan. Those N3DSs were also advertised there, not here. And while it definitely sucks the option wasn't given to us, they didn't lie or insult us by not bringing it out.

Now I'm honestly okay with the N3DSs coming over here cause it'd make you guys happy and I think options are great. Personally I hope there are face plate friendly versions of the N3DS XL that show up later on when I'm ready to upgrade. But I'm not gonna be a butt about it. Those things are just superficial and have no long term serious negative affect on the game I would be playing as that is all inside the console. Yes I'd be flustered if only the N3DS version was coming out and admittedly I would probably not buy it, but that's due to my DSi proving that I can't game on smaller handhelds like I used to without my hand cramping something furious. If that were not the issue in that situation, I'd shrug and look up some sweet ass face plates. Mmmm~

ShadyKnights

#22

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@ShikabaneHime13

No problem, I took no offense, lol. Thanks for hearing me out further.

I can understand and respect your point of view and reasons for wanting the N3DS over the XL and it makes very good sense. And I understand that kids and adults have their preference and we all like to get what we prefer, I just don't get all the venom spewed when you can't get your preference is all. Not necessarily by you, but there are a lot of quick tempers thrown around for essentially not getting the size and color of the GameBoy you want. And while your speculation seems logical, I think the real reason we have so many limited editions is just for Nintendo to sell the New brand easier. People like limited edition stuff coughSmashamiibocough and waving that in their face is akin to chumming the waters for sharks. I don't think people with Limited Editions get tired of that look, but a face plate that could go with your standard N3DS XL that you could swap out would be for those who just don't see a limited edition XL that they would like.

That being said, you are correct, there are various reasons for wanting a 3DS over the XL version and I apologize for coming off as insensitive to people's personal preference as we all do have reasons for choosing whichever version of whatever console over the other. It's just I don't think anger and indignation is a constructive attitude for it all ya know? I'm all for getting Nintendo to bring in regular N3DS and making the XL face plate compatible. Not one over the other, but both as it would satisfy the maximum amount of gamers and would allow force choice. However, I will not be angry if none of that comes to fruition as I care more about the games and the ability to play them over the aesthetics of the console itself (he says with a LoZ:LBW 3DSXL staring him in the face, lol).

I feel boycotting should be reserved for an affront to the industry such as making the 3DS superior in every way over the XL and not releasing both in America, the other way around, or if they say disparaging things about my race as a whole, my social standing, or me personally. If it's just business, fine I'll treat it like business and wait until I get a definitive "this is/isn't coming" before I buy something. I make known my grievances and don't buy immediately until I see the results I want, but I still buy because I support the overall concept, but I reserve immediate purchase for immediate satisfaction is all. I think business pay more attention to that than not buying at all as they want them dollars faster so they'll listen quicker. However buying it import just gives the sale to the other country, there by giving them the money and skewing the sales of what Americans want as they showed no interest in the console while everyone else ate it up. Natural reaction is to reduce the numbers of what we get even further while increasing what the others get even more as the numbers justify that.

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#24

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@ShikabaneHime13

Curious, I do not recall writing that I whole heartedly believe that those who want N3DSs would enjoy them less. I do, however, recall stating that those asking for smaller simply for the face plates would inherently enjoy the console less. Now true this is a generalization I admit, so if you find your feathers ruffled by my statement, my apologies, however those who tend to do things for superficial reason do tend to enjoy things less than those who don't as they are motivated by fickle reasoning.

Also feasibility is irrelevant. I believe in asking for what you want and what you'd enjoy. I don't feel it unreasonable as if neither comes out, I'll still get a N3DSXL later on down the road, and people who don't care about the XL face plates will still get them and we'll all be happy. However, most, not all, but most of whenever I hear people asking for the smaller N3DSs, it's only for the face plates. I rarely hear a substantial reasoning for it. So pardon me for my rudeness, I meant no offense. It's just that this is not a serious issue. Annoying, but not serious. We can still game, life will still go on. Now if we weren't getting a N3DS at all, that'd be a lil more serious. But I genuinely believe face plates for them will come out in a year or so, so~ yeah. Sorry again that I upset you.

ShadyKnights

#25

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

facepalm

I got a better idea! How about instead of complaining and campaigning about porting over the smaller N3DS, we just ask for N3DSXLs to have face plate we can change!? Why ask for smaller when you can have it the size you want as well as combustibility? I mean it makes the most sense to me and it's less stupid than demanding N3DSs that will ultimately not sell as well as the vocal complaints would lead us all to believe.

I like the idea for face plates, but not enough to buy a console that will cramp my hands for it. So #XLFacePlates for me. I want face plates on my preferred handheld and you should too. Not all this crying about something you'll ultimately have less fun with.

ShadyKnights

#26

ShadyKnights commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Okay I'm putting aside my annoyance for this game being delayed for half a year. Okay. There. It's over there, I'm over here. I will not get this game because it is a bad game. Period. I do not willingly purchase bad game unless they are dirt cheap and/or have a particular quality, game play or story, that I really want to experience no matter what.

I've seen the story of W_D and no. I will not spend money on that. I've seen the game play and it is not what I was promised or what I hoped for. I've read reviews of many talking about how clunky this or that in the game was, and seen videos proving the flaws and problems in the game.

I don't think we should just support third party just to support it, nor do I think we should boycott it when it's late because that's not going to help much either. What needs to be done is we buy games we feel that are worth a damn. We spend our money on quality products and make it known that that is the reason why we didn't buy this or that third party exclusive. Not because it wasn't Nintendo, but because it's crap. And we should speak out louder and loudest about that reason because that is the real reason any gamer plays games, to have fun. If it's not fun, we don't buy it. Maybe if they started seriously gearing their games to Nintendo fans, they'd sell more. Rather than make excuses and show numbers with just their explanations of why things didn't work. What kind of nonsense is it someone tells you why you buy or do something, or what you buy and do? Don't you know why you do or buy what you do? Shouldn't you be the one telling them that?

ShadyKnights

#27

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Action51
I hate that "just be grateful" mentality. That's like giving up one's rights as a consumer and not even asking for or demanding better content.

I agree with you though. Honestly I was annoyed that the game was pushed back, but since it would be hypocritical of me to treat them like other devs when they haven't showed the game yet I decided I would still give the game a shot. I'll be far less forgiving for any flaw I find in it since I have to wait for my preferred version of the game, but I'll wait and see what they do. However I don't think it unreasonable to demand some visuals for it after the other versions drop just so we can all know that they're actually making improvements and not just blowing smoke.

ShadyKnights

#28

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Punished_Boss
lol Okay so I did a little research and found out that Just Dance 2014 was actually released (NA) on the PS3, 360, Wii, and Wii U on Oct 1, 2013; PS4 Nov 15, XBOne Nov 22. However PS4 and XBOne versions launched the day the consoles launched. Apparently JD2015 is being released on the same day.

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#29

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Punished_Boss
Ah, okay I see what you mean. But the majority of the late PS3 ports were never announced to be coming to the PS3 at the same time they were announced for the 360 before they made their way to the PS3. ME1 was an 360 exclusive and not open for PS3 port for ages. Same with Bioshock. ME2 wasn't even announced that it was coming to PS3 until 7 months after it was released for the PS3 so I can't really agree with the equivalency here. What many complaining about the Wii U delays are upset about is this was announced at the same time then delayed by itself. I feel that is just as wrong to do with the 360 version of Titan Fall as I do with Watch_Dogs and Project Cars with Wii U. If you announce it at the same time, I feel it is only proper to release them at the same time, or at least within a verified time frame so as not to be disrespectful to the backers and new fans who are waiting for the game on their preferred console.

I think these examples are like how PS4 and XBOne get games and Wii U fans ask for them on the Wii U, but don't get them, while PS3 fans did. But the PS3 did get crappy ports in the beginning like the Orange Box so maybe there is hope.

However I don't think it is acceptable to feel just because this delay crap happened once that we should accept it as the standard. Companies job is to earn our money and no matter what one's console preference, I think we should make them work a little harder to get our cash.

ShadyKnights

#30

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Punished_Boss
Um not to be a donkeyhat good sir, but exactly which games that were supposed to come out on the Wii U, PS4, and XBOne have been delayed for any other console other than the Wii U? And if you don't mean these three, which multiplatform games are you speaking of that got this treatment in any other generation when two other consoles were getting the same game?

ShadyKnights

#31

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@electrolite77

As I said in the accompanying paragraph to that point, that is ignorant business sense. The wise thing to do is to look at the market that is there and grow them. Jumping on the popular band wagon is a common business practice, but that doesn't make it smart, nor does it mean as a consumer we should support it.

Generally it's easier to get lost among the flood of others when there is a wave of similar content saturating the market (i.e. How Beyond Good and Evil was so easily overlooked when released next to PoP Sands of Time) and forgotten than to stick out and be remembered (i.e. How people still say nice things about Zombi U even though its quality is spotty in places and its content lacking). Bandwagon jumping may be beneficial if your game is noticed, but if it's swept under the rug of the other two racing games or is legit good, but equally legit not as good as its competition on said consoles, then it's a great way to waste money rather than make it.

ShadyKnights

#32

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@kenzo
I think you may be generalizing too much when you say we cannot expect studios to be generous and that success breeds success. Success breeds imitators. Also while all three big consoles play games, it's actually very wrong to compare the Wii U to the PS4 and XBOne. You can compare the last two to each other because they are trying to game in the same way. The Wii U has been compared to the other two by the gaming media which is their error since the Wii U is attempting to game in different ways.

The Wii U not selling as fast as the other two is a symptom not a cause. A symptom of devs not putting effort into the games they release for it or making games for it. It's not called charity, it's called just doing their job. They don't want to develop for the Wii U? Fine. But when they decide to, I think it only fair that they treat its consumer base with the same respect they would XonySoft's. If the PS4's version was delayed because they "wanted to make sure it was as good as the other two" all hell would have broken loose on the internet, about how PS4 fans should never have to wait for a game being released on the XBOne and Wii U of all consoles months, if not a full year, earlier. That'd be unexceptionable. But because the Wii U is the less speech heavy console it's okay? Sorry, that's BS.

It's BS to get crappy ports and to be berated for not lavishing them with appreciation, it's BS to be given lazily done games and not being called ungrateful, it's BS to be told what we like when we have very clearly told them what we like, and it's BS that this has become acceptable. That the concept that Nintendo fans deserve less just because they enjoy a non popular console is acceptable is a sign the the gaming Media has failed it's purpose.

ShadyKnights

#33

ShadyKnights commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

I do wonder how these companies expect Nintendo fans to react when they do this stuff after they've seen how we always react when they do this stuff? I mean I don't think it is unreasonable to be upset that when the same game for three consoles is announced, it is delayed on one of the consoles without assurance that at least the price of the game will be equal to that of the other two when it is released.

All this BS about Wii U selling horribly compared to XBOne or PS4 is bunk when you just look at it like this. There are more consoles out for it than XBOne. The Wii U being out longer is really irrelevant to how fast the XBOne is selling as there are and will be more Wii Us in homes NOW. Not in 4 to 6 months, but now.

You go to Nintendo fan sites and see a community starving for legit 3rd party support, the smart business thing to do would be to capitalize on that. People can say this is business till they turn blue in the face, but wise business is to know your customers and to appeal to them. Instilling customer loyalty is something all business want, but the gaming companies seem to think that segregating their consumers and playing favorites will earn them brownie points or people will just accept it.

I know this is a long rant, but I feel Slightly Mad or Bandai Namco, whoever made this decision, made a very bad one. Nintendo fans (not just on this or strictly Nintendo fan site) were highly offended by Ubisoft handling Rayman Legend the way they did, and doubly so with Watch Dogs. An intelligent company would not have made that decision, and a smarter business move would have been to release them at the same time or the PC version alone and waited for the consoles. At least I feel that would have been smarter and would have pissed off far fewer people and ostracized fewer as well.

ShadyKnights

#34

ShadyKnights commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

While I personally don't care about region locking and respect those that do as my best friend really gets flustered about it, who was expecting this and why? I get that those who do want it really want it, but people you shouldn't delude yourself like that.

I mean I do think it'd be awesome if all consoles were region free and all that jazz, but I don't buy them for that, nor do I hold Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo to each others standards. I hold them up to their own individual standards and that's it, because I like them for what they themselves do. I don't get the argument that "Sony/Microsoft does it so Nintendo should too!" when the whole point of having a different console (to me) is to see what they do differently. The pros and cons ad flavor and make me appreciate what I do get on each of them. Just my few cents on the subject.

ShadyKnights

#35

ShadyKnights commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I like it personally, but mostly due to the suspicion that I have that this is the link for Nintendos handheld to their home console. It has two circle pads, ZL and ZR, and better enough processor to make it smoother and more stable rather than to completely remove itself from the 3DS and to (hopefully) not have games created specifically for it. A link without a complete severing from what it originally is. After all, the additions are all things the Wii U has rather than something completely different. The only inclination of things it can do that it's predecessor cannot is play a Wii game.

My instincts tell me we'll be hearing about Wii U cross play on 3DS in Japan by the time this drops in the West.

ShadyKnights

#36

ShadyKnights commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

Considering the lack luster reviews I've seen of the game, I'm confident the quality of the game would have hurt it more than anything else. And that was on PC and the other consoles! Heaven help this thing to be halfassesedly ported to the Wii U! And I say ported only because we've seen and heard nothing of their intentions or actions to the Wii U version as of yet and all their other ports to the Wii U are based on another version rather than a ground up build (with the very likely exception of Raymond Legend) so why would they change that now?

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#37

ShadyKnights commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@arnoldlayne83
I understand what you're saying from a marketing standpoint, but I believe that reaction would be too strongly kneejerky due to the change in gaming climate. Smartphoens and tablets may be a new gateway gaming drug, or a new way to game, but we still have consoles because we want experiences we can get only from a console. Be it any of the big three and whoever joins them. Consoles will always be worth it so long as there are experiences that can only be experienced on a console that is a compelling reason to get games on that console. To jump ship due to a new wave rather than seeing how this wave rocks the system would be premature I'd think.

+@Legromancer
As far as games released this fall... Okay? 4/5 games starting September for Wii U. That's one game a month for 3 months and two for 1 month. I don't know about you guys, but ShadyKnights aint got that much cash or time and it's nice to not have to pick and chose a game to get. I kinda already know what I'm going to get.

If the point you were making is that there are more new sexy games to choose from and therefore Wii U is overshadowed, well, I guess you're right yeah. I mean the media outlets will be deepthroating the shooty games and the driver games like no body's business. Oh and likely that Evil Within game that looks legit creepy and scary. Still, for those who don't want that, Nintendo stomps both of them with diversity. HW, Bay1+2, Sonic Boom, SSB4, Captain Toad, and Skylanders (checked the Nintendo website for upcoming releases since you two requested I do so.) all for the Wii U. Not counting the 3DS' line up so the company is fine really. And this is all if you're talking about what people who own a Wii U are gonna get. For those that don't have one, sweet Jesus do they have a backlog to entertain them with! You cannot say that for anyone picking up a PS4 or XBOne yet. They don't even have backwards compatibility and this fall through winter is kinda their money shot for the consoles as they've barely been out a full year and had sparse content in that year...kinda... like the... Wii U... Hm.... Weird how Activision said it's totally cool for Sony and Microsoft to have that problem but said nothing to defend Nintendo about that.. Ah oh well.

Anyway, yeah, this is actually the year to jump aboard the Nintendo train as the games are starting to finally flow. At least that how it looks from my perspective. I see PS4 and XBOne getting stronger content around late spring, maybe mid summer honestly.

ShadyKnights

#38

ShadyKnights commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@Legromancer
The Wii U launched November 17, 2012. We are nearing the completion of the second year and nearing the start of the third. And as I said in a post right after yours, gaming is a niche hobby and mass appeal games don't matter as much as they've been hyped to assume. Yes it's a great way to make money if the money they get for said games is greater than the money spent on making the games, but if Nintendo makes more from their small, but dedicated, crowd than say Ubi does from their WatchDog sales from all their consoles combined (Not saying they will, this is an example and Ubi popped in my mind while typing), then Nintendo does well.

No, I'm not some chump who thinks whatever game will save the Wii U, because I, in all my "delusion", don't buy into gaming hype or believe the Wii U needs saving. It need appreciation and it needs gaming journalists to actually do their job by actually informing the less informed masses about the pros and cons of the Wii U in a way that's actually as positive as the PS4 and XBOne are spun with theirs.

Gaming isn't about power, it's about imagination. And to the laymen, the Wii U can look close enough to the PS4 to not bug them as long as they're not thinking "Man I could be getting so much better graphics!" and just playing the game. Not saying the Wii U can output PS4 graphics by the way. I'm certain it cannot due to technical limitations, but I know PS3 and PS4 hardly look different right now. So, right now, the masses could enjoy all three with not much difference in fidelity to distract.

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#39

ShadyKnights commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@arnoldlayne83
It's far more likely that with this new gen of gamers being so focused and obsessed with how great games look with maximum performance and how cheep technology is getting, that Sony and Microsoft will have tougher troubles coming up with compelling consoles next generation that compete with PCs that will easily be able to out do both than Nintendo will.

And the performance gap is unimportant when compared to actual quality of games. People tend to forget that gaming is a niche hobby because certain types of games have become mainstream. But just like the metal heads who love metal and prefer listening to metal music, or bookworms that adore anything romantic, Nintendo style games are a breed of their own that their audience devours and that is very accessible for others to try and enjoy.

Just like the GameBoy was weak compared to other handhelds, it rocked the house because it could provide what others could not even with it's weaker screen. And gamers ate it up. And I don't think many, if any, games on those consoles were multiplats at all.

As far as the social and infrastructure stuff, updates. Plus Nintendo is working on doing things their own way which is a better means of survival rather than copying others. After all, good artists copy, great artists steal.

ShadyKnights

#40

ShadyKnights commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@ Legromancer
The PS3 was considered DOA for roughly 3 years and followed the hit success of the PS2 for pretty much the same complaints for the Wii U, only their problems were kinda worse.

People complained about their controller. It had rumble feature removed and Sixaxis was felt to be gimmicky. The Gamepad actually has use, functionality, and legitimately changes the concept of many games when properly utilized, but can also be ignored without the player noticing or "feeling" much loss.

The price point was too damned high. Unlike the Wii U, which is significantly stronger than it's predecessor, more expensive than it (as they all tend to be for each console gen) and yet not at at a side splitting price point, the PS3 was considerably more expensive than the PS2 at all three price points and mostly due to a feature that was all but completely unnecessary for actually playing games, the BluRay player.

And for a time it was getting the worst ports, delayed games (FF Versus XIII being the most infamous of them), and was loosing exclusives left right and center.

With all that, once devs actually put forth effort into the PS3, made good games for it and utilized the hardware better, it bounced back like a champ. And that was at least in it's third year when it started really picking up steam. I don't see why the Wii U would be considered dead when there is essentially nothing wrong with the Wii U and it has bc that PS3 lacked for the most part and every other console this gen lacks until the consumers pay for it.

So long as effort is put into making great games, no console is ever dead. See first XBox, see PS3, see everyone trying to back pedal now that Wii U's line up is still the talk of the town rather than their tech specs lately.

ShadyKnights

#42

ShadyKnights commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Geonjaha
The last straw always looks silly because it's just one straw, but you have to look at the rest of the bundle on the back. You are looking at people's anger from the perspective of "Oh it's just one thing, chill out" when while they are complaining about this one thing, there is also a list of complains of other things as well, some of which I mentioned, that people have with the company that makes their comments feel inappropriate.

And while I get you're trying for an analogy here, you're incorrect. Firstly a company is not a person and should never be viewed as one. Secondly this isn't Ubisoft's friend saying something in appropriate, it's Ubisoft having an airhead moment and saying something risque in public that looks bad. The thing is, even if this was that guy's personal twitter, I'm willing to bet someone would have figured out that he was from Ubi and people would still be upset. Why? Cause he's apart of the company. He's not "just" one person and cannot be because of where he works. This is why I said, as someone who works in the industry, he should know better about keeping his mouth shut and how these comments look. Especially given the testy ground the company is on with Nintendo fans as of late.

Now for the positive statement the company officially made, as I said earlier, some people are tired of these opportunistic comments by people who want to look smart or knowledgeable or whatever. The real reason for Ubi commenting on Smash is to talk about their Just Dance and attach it to Smash hype. Common practice yes, but people are sick of it. Those who are happy and hype and salivating for Smash because they feel they know it's gonna be good don't want Ubisoft telling them this could make their preferred console worth something. That's insulting.

I can respect that is not what you see, but it is what some do see. Sure some people cannot take criticism over that, but that's a bigger minority than you think. I've read Ubi complain more about the issue with Wii U sale than Iwata, yet look at the XBOne sales and they got nothin to say about how The Halo collection is really going to move consoles and how Just Dance will help with that. That hypocrisy doesn't bug you a little?

And just as there are people who agree with Ubi's statement, there are those who genuinely do not. Doesn't make either side wrong really. But I do think the focus on the Wii U "surviving" or "doing better" after Smash is childish and misplaced. We own consoles to enjoy the games on them. So long as the games are there, and they are being enjoyed, that's really all that matters. And from the various places I looked, Ubi has been doing more damage to itself by talking than by not just shutting up. I can't really fault the fans for that as many of them plainly say "SHUT UP UBISOFT!" yet they ignore them. I can't really call being ignored when you tell someone to leave you alone as being unjustifiably upset.

ShadyKnights

#43

ShadyKnights commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Geonjaha
Well I dunno about the last couple of articles, but Ubi has done much over the past few console generations to sour my taste towards them.

I hated PoP Warrior Within, and while Two Thrones did oh so very much to fix those problems, I never forgot the taste that left in my mouth.

I loved Beyond Good and Evil, but the ending was sequel baited and regardless of many late comers to the game clambering for more, the PS2 went and PS3 came and went with only a teaser for BGE to rile fans up only for them to be "lol Nope sorry guys no game".

Prince of Persia (2008) came out, was a great game, excellent turn on the series and sequel baited to hell, and because of knee jerk reactions from fans who ignorantly expected Sands of Time mechanics when they actually promised a divergence of that, they dropped the series. This was a time to stand up and calmly remind people of what was promised and delivered for the fans who loved this game and its style, but instead, like whipped dogs, they cowered back to the SoT series for another PoP game and canceled the new series they started.

They spend four Assassin's Creed games training me, getting me used to these button configs, getting me engrossed in Desmond's story, then change it all to Arkham mechanics that work like booty cheddar in this series, and a conclusion to Desmond's story that is as insulting as it is stupid. Four games for a crappy conclusion that makes no sense, had stupidly concluded plot points with characters, and spat in my face as a big Desmond fan who just wanted to see him be as awesome as Ezio and Altiar, and as someone who wanted to play as a modern day Assassin.

Got me excited for Raman Legends and ready to wholly support it because it was an exclusive, then held back on the game so they could port it to other consoles that people may already own and had the nerve to point to Nintendo fans as the cause for it not selling on the Wii U. No, I didn't get it, but that was because they promised me one thing, then reneged on that promise. I tend to take being lied to mildly personally. And my cousin, like me, got her Wii U day one and (unlike me) didn't open the box until she got Rayman Legends for Christmas last year. She got the damned console for one game and Ubi didn't have enough consideration for her or likeminded fans to just give it.

Then they have the nerve to complain about how not well their mature games are doing on Nintendo consoles when it's fairly well known that their Wii U ports have been lack luster and Nintendo fans tend to avoid such games. But in their eyes, Nintendo fans should buy them anyway just because they're putting something out there. But really, how is that good enough? How is it reasonable for Ubisoft to provide less content, less quality, less effort in their games for Nintendo fans, then demand more loyalty from them when we all see they don't do that with Sony or Microsoft fans.

After the Raymon Legend debacle, they delayed the Wii U version of Watchdogs so they could put more work into the other versions of the game. A complete inverse of what they did with RL. Suddenly, it's unthinkable to make consumers wait for a highly anticipated game and Wii U fans will have to just deal if they want to play it on their Wii Us. Just wait be grateful when you get it. Likely they won't since, all around, the game's been proven to be far less than expected or promised so when that doesn't sell well, they'll just complain again that it's Nintendo fans fault.

And after their lazy eyed support, that many want to defend as solid, serious support of Nintendo fans third party games, Ubisoft tells them that they clearly don't want M rated games, but Just Dance is doing well so that's good enough for them. Now this is all based on the assumption that Bayonetta 2 will not sell well because Ubi cannot fathom a game that did as lackluster as that one on the "serious gamers consoles" to beat their offerings on the Wii U. Not because they feel the games quality will sell it, but because they feel what they offered was more and therefore better even though it's almost a mantra from Nintendo fans at this point that quality content beats quantity.

Then the holding hostage of Ubisoft games until more Wii Us are sold like nonexistent games are a reason to purchase a console over games that are out. Hell the concept of spending dev dollars on making one game, let alone five, that you are confident in will sell excellently and not pushing it on a console where the base is ravenous for excellent content is remarkably stupid from a logical or business standpoint. Until money is made for those games they just wasted both time and lots of money.

Then the Twitter incident, which I take as an accidental use of company Twitter when they meant to use their own, but still. It's stupid as hell to complain about free DLC that you have not seen in motion yet. Being skeptical is perfectly fine, but to talk about magic being weakened? From Ubisoft? The company that only bothered with quick ports for good games for Wii U. But I guess that doesn't diminish the magic of those games. The company that held back on an announced exclusive so it could become a multiplat. But I guess that too doesn't diminish the magic of that game either. The company that held off one version of a game so that all others could get attention, and we all see that the game did not even have the nerve to live up to the hype or even the promises of that game for all the extra work and effort put into it after halting work on the Wii U version. But I guess not even that diminishes the magic of that game.

It's called being respectful man. They have been very disrespectful to Nintendo fans for a while now and some people take offense to that. I don't really see what the issue is for people feeling this upset when they have had nearly the entirety of "gaming journalism" telling them they were stupid, childish, casual gamers for getting the Wii U and that no games were coming out for it for nearly two years, and when popular Nintendo games start dropping, suddenly it's all "Well this could be what helps the Wii U!" "It could come back after this game!" as if they're some great prophet and its okay to like Nintendo now after their E3 mud stomped everyone.

A lot of fans just want the other companies to shut up now because they're tired of the two-faced comments or safe comments meant to make them look good no matter what happens. If they don't think the Wii U is cool, fine, shut up and keep it to themselves cause plenty of people think it is, and others would too if they actually heard truthful info about it. Don't like how they're doing this game, fine, shut up cause many think it's cool. Hell you have to be especially careful when you are in the industry because you're speaking to your peers and you should know better than anyone how things can look one way from the outside in, but can actually be the complete opposite.

TLDR;
These last two issues with Ubisoft were probably the straw that broke many people's back with them. The company has been around for some time and has given many fans a reason to stack up marks against them so we're probably seeing the result of that.

ShadyKnights

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ShadyKnights commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

@Oaf7724
I do see your point and am not saying you're wrong, but I think we need to remember Nintendo has fairly limited staff when comparing their development studio to the likes of Ubi, EA and so on. Their focus is more about getting more games out rather than working on just one, and to do that you need more staff on others than on this one. So that likely stalled the DLC you and I would likely more want, but I think this fall onwards will make up for that. I can take one more dry spell if it's the beginning of a great steady flow of games soon.

ShadyKnights

#46

ShadyKnights commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Ubisoft's support has been release a base level game that while okay could be awesome had more effort had been put into it, gimp a multiplat and release DLC for it late, deliver two quick and dirty ports of multiplats, delay an exclusive so it can be a multiplat, delay a multiplat long after the competition gets the games, make five games and not release them, insult the entire Nintendo fan base by telling them what they want to play rather than listening to them, and one of their employees is talking about Nintendo's slippery slope?

Heck his company can't even work on one game without involving more than one studio.

For the people complaining that the magic is tainted and that it's icky poo advertisement in your sterile game. Well guys, it's DLC that's paying for something for the game be it more tracks (I dearly hope cause I love the game and want moar tracks to goof off on) future DLC, or general update bug fixing and so on that most other DLC wants the consumer to pay for. And in return you get to recklessly drive Mario and crew around in fancy cars. Sure it's cool if it's not your cup of tea, but it doesn't ruin the magic. It just doesn't appeal to your aesthetic preferences which is cool and understandable, but for others it's just plain funny and amusing okay so long as it's not advertisement that the consumers need to pay for. It's no different than you not liking some of the kart designs already in the game.

ShadyKnights

#47

ShadyKnights commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

Samus is not sexualized. People really need to learn the difference between a sexualized form and the idealized form. Samus is an idealized form of the female figure. Yeah she wears skimpy and attractive wear under her suit but what does that matter? She is not bending over, jiggling her goodies or posing provocatively, she's doing her thing. Kicking butt. I personally find it more disgusting that anyone would say she cannot kick butt while looking however she wants to or that a mature adult cannot be as provocative as he or she wishes to be just because it makes you feel bad when they're not hurting anyone. That's just as bad as saying goths and punks are hurting society by dressing and thinking differently than the social norms. Or that gays are bad because being heterosexual is more common than not. Stuffing your own feelings down their throats is more insulting than someone just showing what they look like. When you go out fighting space pirates, or come home from doing the same, I feel you can wear whatever you want to fight/chill in.

Also Japan is way more okay with their female designs being skimpy, exaggerated, and what not than the west so just deal with it. Don't like it don't look. Don't be some snobbish douche desperately trying to force the world and everyone in it to appeal to your sensibilities and preferences. That's a childish mentality to have.

ShadyKnights

#48

ShadyKnights commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

How about no.

Look I enjoy old games, but the fun of them is playing them how they were played and appreciating their style for what it was and how they made things work back in the day. Everything doesn't need shiney pixels or a remastering just cause you had happy memories with it.

Instead of a remastering why not a reboot, or a remake? Take the premise and do something different or unique with it. I love Majora's Mask, but I'd be far happier doing more with Termina than retreading the same ground I know verbatim by now.

Granted, most of these games listed are at least 10 years old, but still, I feel remasters should be more of a side "Oh hey neat they're redoing that." than a "OH MY GOD THEY'RE REMASTERING THIS I NEED TO BUY NNNNNNGH!!!!!" kinda thing.

ShadyKnights

#49

ShadyKnights commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

...Um..Guys that's clearly Zelda in a Link costume. Got the wrappings around the lower part of her bangs, hair length the same, face the same and everything.

I don't get how people got the whole "Link looks feminine" nonsense from E3 anyway since he always looked like a guy to me. Maybe cause I read way too much manga or watch too much anime, but Wii U Link looks distinctly late teen guy to me. Regardless, that ain't Link and just cause there's a female in the famous green tunic doesn't mean that's a Link at all. Unless Bayonetta is now retroactively Link thanks to the new costume.

lol This is why Nintendo enjoies trolling their fans, many of us jump to superfluous conclusions at the slightest hint of information.

ShadyKnights

#50

ShadyKnights commented on Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's M...:

@crzysortagamer

I'm with you. I love MM and it is my fav Zelda game to day, but because of that I would adore another game like it or in Termina at a later date. Especially with the Fierce Diety mask being something more ominous that goes more with it's description we're given in the game. Heck maybe we could follow the Link of Termina's adventure or somethin fun.

I'd be delighted to see MM added on as a bonus thing like Bayonetta, but it wouldn't be necessary. More fun and meaningful side quests and timed adventure would easily sell me.