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Sir_JBizzle

Sir_JBizzle

Avid Gamer. Rockstar Extraordinaire

Male, United States

Just a kick-butt dude with a love for music, video games, art, comics and photography. Also add big a technophile as they come with an unhealthy relationship with mobile phones...

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Sir_JBizzle

#1

Sir_JBizzle commented on Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U...:

@rjejr I personally don't think we'll see significant restock of the hard to get ones until after we're done with the vanilla Smash roster. Concerning Splatoon. I totally agree with that assessment. I was telling Jax the other day that I feel like Splatoon amiibo will be pretty common with how hard they are pushing this game. Anything less than satisfying demand I'd imagine would be a big blow for Nintendo, if even our own comments section is anything to go by.

And how come eBay doesn't count? Afterall, their motto is "if it's on your mind, it's on eBay". ;-)

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#3

Sir_JBizzle commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@Grumblevolcano "@Alundra-1998 So you're a scalper then? Why else would you need 2 of everything..."

I'd imagine to have one to keep in the box for collecting purposes and one to play with. When they first announced amiibo, that's what my plan was, until it proved almost neigh impossible to do so. So now my mission had changed to getting one for myself, and if I can get any extra, then get some for folks that have difficulty procuring them.

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#5

Sir_JBizzle commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@aaronsullivan "Maybe for security reasons there is no ability to transfer raw data from the disk to the console memory?"

That actually does make sense as a security measure, if you consider how easy it was to mod a wii and rip games to the hard drive. Writing to the console from the disc could be something that was removed from the Wii U architecture at the hardware level? I'm not sure how technically sound that is. Or perhaps Wii U discs are programmed in a certain way that makes it impossible.

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#6

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@mowerdude fair enough, I'm a digital guy myself since day one. I suppose I don't take task with the pricing because I rarely pay less than MRSP for any game. (unless I catch a sale on eShop cards) :-P.

@rjejr I honestly didn't see the appeal of Skylanders or Infinity (though I have collected the Marvel characters because comic books :-P) but Lego Dimensions might have me sold on this whole toys to life concept, it may be the first legit game in this genre that I'll actually invest substantial time in. I exclude amiibo only because they are mostly desk/shelf dressing.

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#7

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@aaronsullivan I couldn't have said it any better than you did at #20. Of course this is coming from a guy who has a backlog of games that was mostly bought at full price, unless it was on my low priority list and I happen to to catch it on sale.

On the flipside I do see the merit of having a greatest hits line, but I'm also aware, outside of a sale here and there Nintendo likes to keep its profit margins high. Which if they aren't selling hardware at the pace of the others, it makes sense if they can get away with it, why not?). Plus a couple turds aside, I'm still a firm believer that Nintendo games hold their value. At least better than a lot of the stuff out there.

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#9

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

I'm not sure it's Nintendo winding down more than being forced to wind down. With almost no third party support, it definitely gives that perception, as Nintendo is practically alone in developing for the thing.

On the other hand, with the lack of advertising and marketing on Nintendo's part, did they really ever support it in the first place?

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#10

Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@Ryu_Niiyama @MoonKnight7 yeah that's what I was referring to, having to go into the store to pre-order, not the whole "bait and switch" part. I'm looking at it from the angle of how Best Buy, Target and TRU handled their pre-orders. They went up and were gone in minutes (even seconds). At least with GameStop (as a guy outside looking in) there was a fair chance for folks to get any at all. I didn't get to GS until almost 6 (being that I had to work) and managed to get them all with the exception of Robin and Lucina. I suppose that's why I consider it a win.

Was it perfect? Heck no. But I just viewed it as a step in the right direction.

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#11

Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@antipop621 no problem. It's just managing stock to make sure the folks over there gets theirs. Abhorrent pricing aside, you gotta commend GAME for proactively trying to manage their stock. The folks in NA could definitely learn a thing or two. Though despite customers literally breaking the GameStop servers, I think they handled their pre-order situation well by forcing folks to go to the store. Hopefully they'll have another wave of pre-orders online, as I missed out on Robin and Lucina.

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#12

Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@the_truth I wish retailers here in NA did a better job at handling of pre-orders. I think a good idea is to have an open pre-order window, limit the amount one can order on a per account/address/credit card basis and once that window expires, close pre-orders. I'm sure scalpers will find a way to circumvent the system, but it would seem that would at least help the NA situation a bit and give a good idea about allocation. But yeah, the onus is on Nintendo for not making enough of the darn things, and that's before getting into retail exclusives.

@antipop621 you're more than likely getting that message because they're blocking international orders which I understand, but sucks for us folks in North America who aren't scalpers.

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#13

Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

Fortunately, I have UK contacts so I got my Zero Suit Samus and Greninja pre-order in (ZSS is my main, so I had to!) if that makes me the scum of the Earth for doing that, so be it. Obviously if I can procure them here in the States, I'll promptly cancel my UK order.

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#14

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

@Quorthon Oh, the days of the Zelda gold carts. Or remember DK64 and it's yellow cart? Awesome times. Nintendo has for sure lost its plot in that regard.

To be fair, we got the Mario Party 10 amiibo bundle. They sure made sure there were plenty of those. Though it definitely wouldn't kill NoA to have something like this splatoon bundle, I would have been all over it. If I recall correctly, we didn't get that cool Wind Waker HD Ganondorf bundle. And the Hyrule Warriors scarf bundle was only sold at Nintendo World. Hell, we don't even have a robust online store like they do in the UK. That alone could go a long way to helping the current supply problems (at least I would think).

Oh and about PSN friends, I don't have many of those myself and always looking for good folks, so if you want, feel free to add me. My credentials are on my NLife profile.

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#15

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

That's the @rjejr I know. Haha. That actually does sound more in line of what Nintendo would do. A Christmas bundle would probably work better for holiday sales anyways, provided the game is a hit.

I'm going to make a crazy speculation now: Mario Maker amiibo - pixilated versions of Mario characters.

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#16

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Operative my mind is pretty much melting at all the amiibo news, paticularly since the supply chain is abhorrent. I love the thrill of collecting them all, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit overwhelmed. I wish they had just finished the Smash line first... But on the other hand, I'm sure they don't expect people to collect them all and the super casual will generally find what they are looking for (i.e. the Nintendo mainstays of Mario and Zelda though I'm quite surprised by Pokémon exclusive amiibo)

I disagree about Splatoon though. If they are really serious about making a big marketing push for the game, it makes sense to have an amiibo line to push along with it.

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#17

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@rjejr you failed at your post because you didn't @Quorthon any of your words (i.e. The act of bolding some of your words for emphasis in the NLife comments section) :-) EDIT: by the way Quorthon that's not a knock on you, I'm just verbing you like I have rjejr. Think of it as a sign of respect. :-)

I always felt like Nintendo Directs were for Nintendo fans anyways. I personally went in looking for amiibo news and updates on games we already knew was releasing. So I got what I was looking for pretty much. Though Fatal Frame was a pleasant surprise. With E3 around the corner, I suspect that's when we'll hear some news on whatever they have been working on that we likely don't know about yet. I'm not expecting a truckload of news, but I gather we'll hear enough to get Nintendo through at least 2016. I think it's safe to say at this point, we shouldn't even really expect to hear much about 3rd party releases, unless we're (doubtfully) surprised at E3.

@rjejr I agree with the Yoshi amiibo being perfect for Easter/Mother's Day. Also concerning Splatoon. Big opportunity missed to announce a Splatoon bundle. It didn't have to be the Pollock flavor that you mentioned, but they could have bundled the system, game and amiibo for an attractive price.

But nah... That's too easy for Nintendo.

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#19

Sir_JBizzle commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

@Kaze_Memaryu

"Could Nintendo finally stop with these damn exclusive deals? Who even benefits from this?"

Obvious answer: Nintendo. I'm sure they get an infusion of cash for them.

Secondary beneficiaries: the few legit collectors that manage to snag one.

Though we know the real Winners are the scalpers. I just don't understand why they just don't have an open pre-order window where they take all the pre-orders in that window and then fulfill them, even if they have to backorder for some.

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#20

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America):

Just Mario 64 for me. I was fortunate enough to have a code gifted to me a while back, so $2 is a no-brainer for me. Especially since the only other time I've bought is on launch day for $70 :-)

EDIT: I'll be picking up BOXBOY as well!

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#22

Sir_JBizzle commented on MewTwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

@rjejr is it really that surprising? Lol How I feel about DLC is this. If I think I'll get enjoyment out of it, I'll buy it. If not I'll pass. There's a ton of DLC I've never touched, personally. The list if DLC I bought is very small, maybe about a dozen games since it's inception. Definitely less than 20. Three of them are Batman games. Most of them are fighting games. Two of them are Nintendo first party games.

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#24

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

@Quorthon Personally, I had already backed Hex Heroes, so I'm solid on that front and honestly, my question wasn't a means to attack you, though I'm sure you gathered as much (hopefully) Which is why my OP also had counter points in it. I don't own a Vita, so I wasn't even really speaking from a place of whether or not it was dead, dying, abandoned or whatnot. I already know where the Wii U is, so I'm just enjoying it for what life it does have left, because I do think it's an awesome, underrated console.

Just a mild bit of criticism, I do think you tend to over generalize "Nintendo fans" sometimes. I would consider myself a huge Nintendo fan, because I love (most) of their games. And usually buy day one. But I also love all the other experiences that I can't find on Nintendo hardware for the most part. Which these days seems like everything. Of course I'm also not oblivious to Nintendo's problems, which I feel I've done an adequate job documenting. But then you have your fanatics, which like I've said before, (I think to you) are a special breed that are some of the most passionate folks in all of gaming. Sometimes beyond reasoning, but definitely not representative of all Nintendo fans.

Concerning third parties and Nintendo, there's plenty of blame to go around between them before you even include the consumer. Nintendo fractured their relationship with third parties long before consumers developed that "OMGNINTENDOORNOTHING!" we see run rampant today. It started with the odd hardware choices Nintendo made with N64, which drove third parties elsewhere. Playstation and later the Xbox became the new shiny that consumers followed, leaving mostly the most ardent of Nintendo fans/consumers on the platform. Nintendo hasn't really recovered since. Which is why it's important for Nintendo to listen to third party developers and striking the perfect balance of hardware and innovation (or gimmick depending on what side of the fence you're on lol) with their next hardware endeavor.

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#25

Sir_JBizzle commented on Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on a...:

@JaxonH I honestly didn't know that existed. Probably because I rarely peruse the forums. Which I should probably do more of, apparently! Lol. I've set up LINE account and already posted my credentials! Thanks, man.

On the Gold Mario: strange enough, he was extremely easy to find in my parts, as he was at the first Walmart I visited around 10am they had about 10-12 of them. It was by far my easiest rare get. My act of kindness for that day was buying the cashier one for her son, because they wouldn't allow employees to purchase (at least on the clock from what I understood).

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#28

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

@Quorthon don't take me the wrong way, I understand why you post the number of titles each platform is receiving, looking taking a look at the "support" argument, of those 120 some-odd Vita games, how many of those are either Sony's or funded by Sony vs how many are Nintendo's or funded by Nintendo? This is actually an honest question.

I submit that Sony getting third-party support doesn't mean that Sony is supporting it, it just displays the severe lack of third-party support for the competition. Which may have been the original intent you posting the numbers? Also, of those 125 games, how many of those are people going to realistically buy?

Of course the counter to that - the more titles available to choose from, the more likely folks will find something to suit their tastes. Which that is why 3rd party support is so important for any platform to have.

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#29

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

@Quorthon don't take me the wrong way, I understand why you post the number of titles each platform is receiving, taking a look at the "support" argument, of those 120 some-odd Vita games, how many of those are either Sony's or funded by Sony vs how many are Nintendo's or funded by Nintendo? This is actually an honest question.

I submit that Sony getting third-party support doesn't mean that Sony is supporting it, it just displays the severe lack of third-party support for the competition. Which may have been the original intent you posting the numbers? Also, of those 125 games, how many of those are people going to realistically buy?

Of course the counter to that - the more titles available to choose from, the more likely folks will find something to suit their tastes. Which that is why 3rd party support is so important for any platform to have.

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#30

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

@rjejr darn! You beat me to the Willy Wonka meme! Haha.

Oh and it totally didn't sound like you were arguing with me. At least that's not how I took it. It came off as healthy discussion. I'm not so ardent in my views that I'm blind to other people's views. I'd go even further and say that $24.99 would be a nice price point for GH if they wanted a single pricing message across Wii U titles. I base that on fact that they have the $30 retail price point covered for new releases like the standalone New Luigi U and Game & Wario. Obviously with those games needing a price cut of their own.

They could also just teir off their GH Line:

$30 = $15
$40 = $20
$50 = $25
$60 = $30

I'd like to see a 3DS GH as well, but you know what they say: "If wishes and buts were candy and nuts, we'd have ourselves a party"

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#31

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

@rjejr I'm not saying they don't need a GH more than Nintendo likely won't see a reason to do so anytime soon, paticularly with their evergreen titles. Plus with the Wii VC titles retailing at $19.99, $20 for one of their Wii U titles will be a hard sell for them, but I totally agree with your point.

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#32

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

@rjejr your counter-argument (#122) is spot on. I personally think a price drop could do the Wii U wonders, I mean afterall, they are already making profit off their software, so why not drop another $50 or so... Also, Nintendo rarely likes to do this, but they could stand to have a greatest hits line (though probably not necessary since the majority of their 1st and 2nd parties do well) combine that with some attractive new software, they could ride out their typical 5 year cycle, release the NX and theoretically be ready with it's successor in time for whatever form Sony and Microsoft's next box will be. Provided the NX isn't something totally out there that doesn't resemble dedicated hardware at all.

Speaking of Microsoft and naming conventions, it's going very interesting what they name their machine. It's almost like they went to the "Nintendo School of Hardware Naming" it would not surprise me at all if they name it the XBox One-two or Xbox On (Squared Symbol) or try to get back to normal naming conventions and just call it XBox Four. Ha.

FYI, I would be all over a style Splatoon Wii U! Or maybe one that was Nickelodeon style splatters in different (skus) colors!

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#33

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

All speculation, sales and arguments aside, the Wii U is what it is. I got it at launch and enjoyed it immensely and will more than likely enjoy what's left to be released whether it's 6 months or two years down the line. Do I wish it did better? Absolutely. Do I wish it got more third party support? For sure. But hey, I can't change history. All I can do is press on. I do however don't think this is the end of Nintendo by a long shot and hopefully whatever else they have in store they will be successful, granted they correct their obvious shortcomings I don't need to touch on as it's already been well documented.

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#35

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

@Cyberbotv2

"@Lord : I read through that link. Sounds like a crazy Nintendo fanatic posting a Direct scene by scene. That's actually a little scary. "

Ha. I read "fanatic" as "fan-fic" which to be honest could be interchangeable terms in this context.

@rjejr 90 minutes without wifi?? Oh the horror!! Though funnily enough, that statement reminded me of this meme I came across yesterday. :-)

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Concerning the article, I'm not holding my breath for anything exciting, paticularly concerning the "leak" You gotta go into these things with low expectations... Though one thing I'd liked mentioned, that doesn't seem to be touched on is when pre-orders or something, anything opens up concerning wave 4 amiibo.

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#36

Sir_JBizzle commented on Cancelled ZombiU Sequel Prototype Featured Co-...:

Like everyone else said, it was a great game that did the survival horror/zombies correctly. Sad that it didn't get the sequel... Hopefully they'll consider it for the NX. Or at the very least a Nintendo funded sequel.

Perhaps if we ever get a sequel, they could advertise it during The Walking Dead (provided it's still on in some form) . That's just marketing gold/genius.

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#37

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

First off. I'm confused to how this article is click-bait. Every large piece of news like this has had a Talking Point article, so there's that.

Anyhoo, I don't think Nintendo is that clueless as to delay a big holiday game without something taking its place. I'm still of the mind that a surprise game or two is coming, most likely in the form of Metroid (yes, I'm sticking to my prediction from yesterday). Or perhaps we'll get some remastered Gamecube games. I mean afterall, we do have these GC adapters hanging around. Heck, they could decide to remaster Twilight Princess.

If anything, a nice little price drop/bundle could also do the trick to get more units in people's hands over the holiday. Whatever the case, I'm sure there's some type of plan in place. You don't do something like this without looking long and hard at the effects it would have in the term. Of course this is Nintendo we're talking about, so you never know. :-P

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#38

Sir_JBizzle commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@Kuhang it's not accepting it blinding more than it was almost to be expected by the majority, being that Zelda in paticular gets delayed.. All. The. Time. I can totally see it sucking for those who only have a Wii U to game on. But for folks like myself, who are multi-console owners, it's less of a blow to us I would gather, as we have other things we could play.

Plus, things like this doesn't get me riled up really. The biggest parallel can make is Arkham Knight getting pushed back a couple of times. I've been waiting on that as much as Zelda and it's nothing more than a minor annoyance.

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#42

Sir_JBizzle commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

As everyone else said, I'm not too shocked about the delay, and if a better game comes out of it, I'm all for it. It's not the first Zelda (or game in general) to be delayed. Of course it didn't stop me from feeling like this when first reading the news:

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Because you know I was hoping beyond hope that it would actually make the 2015 window. At least this solves what will be 2016's big game. As it is, I got enough games across the big three that will keep me busy this year.

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#44

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:

Being that I never got to play TTYD, a remake/port would be welcome. Instead of arguing whether it should be a handheld or home console I submit this: It'd be another nice experiment in cross buy. In one of two ways - Buy on the system of choice and get the other one for free, or for a discount if they want some sort of ROI for developing for both systems. And darnit, make it GC adapter compatible!

@Grumblevolcano eBay prices aren't really that high, unless you're looking for a sealed or perhaps flawless copy. A "good" condition copy you can fetch between 30-70 depending on condition I'm assuming.

@JaxonH that's the one thing I can appreicate about Nintendo, their remakes are at least 2 generations old. Or at the very least if it is a last gen title, it's ported to 3DS as opposed to the Wii U.

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#45

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Seri...:

Blah! Well I just bought mine off a friend for 18 bucks! Oh well, no biggie. It's what I would've had to pay if I brought it online. Plus it's probably the universe evening the score for scoring my Peach and Yoshi Super Mario amiibo for 9.88 at Walmart the other day. (they had those mixed in with their Smash variants and apparently had been overriding the price all day)

In any case, I hope that means we'll finally get a pre-order date for Wave 4 in the US, so I can cancel my order from Japan.

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#46

Sir_JBizzle commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

@outburst no problem! Super Mario Luigi looks great! Definitely double dip on that. Also, I like the Super Mario Yoshi. It looks better than the Smash equivalent, he's bigger and livelier as well (though do love the pose on the Smash one).

Bowser you can flip a coin on. The difference is marginal. Hand positions are ever so slightly different. His Mohawk is darker on the Smash variant and he's a bit smaller as well. The two were so similar I almost picked up the wrong one when I picked up my Super Mario Bowser at the store. Hope this helps you with your other ones.

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#48

Sir_JBizzle commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

This is a pretty refreshing review. It's nice to hear some contrast on the in-game value of amiibo. All too often we hear they are pretty useless across titles.

Of course this is coming from someone who has yet to use any one of his 35 amiibo on something other than desk/shelf dressing and hoping for the random 50,000 rupee prize in Hyrule Warriors. :-) but still refreshing nonetheless.

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#49

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@gcunit that's part of the quote I was thinking about this morning. If you take the full quote, you can sort of see the writing on the wall (parts Quorthon'd for emphasis :-P) . Here's the full excerpt:

"Having said that, however, in the current environment surrounding smart devices, we feel that we will not be able to gain the support of many consumers unless we are able to provide something truly valuable that is unique to Nintendo. Accordingly, I have not given any restrictions to the development team, even not ruling out the possibility of making games or using our game characters.

"However, if you report that we will release Mario on smart devices, it would be a completely misleading statement. It is our intention to release some application on smart devices this year that is capable of attracting consumer attention and communicating the value of our entertainment offerings, so I would encourage you to see how our approach yields results."

So he sort of alluded to the fact that Nintendo was exploring going mobile, so as long as they could do something unique. Fast forward to the DeNA announcement. One thing we can be sure of is that there were no plans to release existing games to mobile, which obviously means their catalogue of past and present titles, as said at the beginning of his quote last year.

"We feel that simply releasing our games just as they are on smart devices would not provide the best entertainment for smart devices, so we are not going to take any approach of this nature"

Of course, if I do enough hunting, I'll find the quotes where it was said that releasing Nintendo games on mobile would damage their IP, but even that could be interpreted as "existing catalogue." I know Iwata (and Shiggy) has said at one point, there were no plans to release mini-games (or something to that effect) on smart devices.

My thoughts? I don't think it's lying more than being ambiguous, (But can understand why it would be interpreted as lying) as obviously the business climate can change in a heartbeat and would be wise for Nintendo to adapt. I just think perhaps Iwata should choose his words carefully as was said above. It will definitely leave less room to be misconstrued. My hopes and worries from earlier still stand.

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#50

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@Yorumi I really hope it doesn't lead to that, as if there was any developer that could make a killing in mobile, it would actually be Nintendo. The end of dedicated hardware would honestly be a sad day for me. But I would still game on... :-)

I'm holding out hope that Nintendo is on to something here and it all pans out. If I was to wager a best guess, the next couple years they'll do the bare minimum for their current hardware. They'll let this DeNA thing ride them out until NX. At that point they can exploit the partnership to it's full potential.