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SocksandSocks

SocksandSocks

Canada

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SocksandSocks

#2

SocksandSocks commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Good article. Ballanced and fair. I don't know how I feel about it. I won't lie and say I haven't been attracted to the coverage of this game, but I do feel a little uneasy about the whole thing. I suppose this sort of game is to be expected in an industry whose two highest selling games last year were 1. a war sim and a sandbox where you are free to kill anyone you want. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy either of these games if they had come to Wii U (I did get Black Ops 2, but skipped Ghosts), but per unit sold the medium has more questionable content than the film industry.

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#4

SocksandSocks commented on Nintendo Wants To Close Down This Open-Source ...:

Just to clarify, I am not saying that this illegal web based mario game is a good thing. I am also not criticizing Nintendo. I am often guilty of being a Schill for Ninty. I am saying that Nintendo should make lemons out of lemon-aid with this site! They should and could do it!

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#5

SocksandSocks commented on Nintendo Wants To Close Down This Open-Source ...:

SOLUTION!!!!!

Yes this is a problem. Here is the solution! Nintendo NEEDS to monetize this! The Big N must to be one of the most ripped off companies in the world. Do you think they get paid for all those cellphone rings that make the famous coin chime? Do you think they get paid for every other Mario clone out there? (this isn't the only one people. I could probably find 3 more right now). Someone is making money on that stuff, but it aint Ninty. It may be small, but there is profit in some way, shape or form for each incidence of copyright infringement, otherwise why would people do it?

Nintendo should start with this case! Phone this guy up and praise him for his creation, get him to understand that they are happy he is such a fan of Nintendo, but point out that he is in copyright violation. Next offer him a compromise. Through add-placement, or co-promotion, or groupons linked back to other Nintendo products create value for the company out of this site! Heck, make anyone who wants to play this game required to read an explanation of what exactly the Wii U is first! The public clearly hasn't figured that out yet and they would have a captive audience. After a period of time, perhaps one month, expire the promotion and turn off the site. Thank the creator for his work. Pat him on the back. Ask him to continue his studies in programming, come back in 5 years and submit his resume.

If they have success in making lemons out of lemon aid in this instance, they need to set up a department specifically devoted to finding copyright cases, contacting creators and compromising or shutting them down! Nintendo benefits from clones, but also loses out. Paradoxically something like this reminds all those readers of the Washington Post who Mario is, but it also means a potential loss in sales, however small.

Your thoughts?

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#9

SocksandSocks commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

Between 3DS and Wii U games — retail and indie games — there are more games than I will be able to completely play this generation on Nintendo platforms. Gamers are whiners!!! We complain about stuff too much. We all complained about lack of triple A third party games on Wii then look how poorly these games sold on Wii U at launch. I just picked up Mass Effect 3 on sale and intend to play it instead of complaining about lack of games. I download all the new and exciting indie games instead of complaining. Too me, Nintendo is still the best. Wii U has been great and will continue to be great! Just like Gamecube was great!
Watch the profanity, please — TBD

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#10

SocksandSocks commented on Satoru Iwata Refutes Claim That Nintendo Is "S...:

IT HAS ONLY BEEN 7 MONTHS or so since the release of Wii U. The 3DS consistently is the highest selling system, week after week. I think that the media is sensational and has created a story out of very little. This is my opinion. Wii U is awesome and sales will pick up.

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#16

SocksandSocks commented on Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Slu...:

Usually I am impressed with you Nintendolife, but in this case you are demonstrating irresponsible journalism. Nowhere in that quote does Iwata say anything that implies he will resign. He says simply that meeting the targets is his commitment. He has no control over whether consumers latch on to the products or not. And he certainly doesn't say anything about what missing the commitment would imply. Shame NL for yellow journalism.

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#18

SocksandSocks commented on Talking Point: The Message in "I'm Not a Gamer...:

I don' t think they should have been worded any different at all! Gamers, we can't be so damned sensitive! Weather you like it or not there are negative connotations around the word "gamer"! This is no secret. Anyone who games knows this. The adds are simply saying: "Hey girls, or other people who wouldn't normally call themselves gamers, you can play games too." What the hell is wrong with that message? The wording is absolutely right because they way they put it is catchy and memorable! These are the characteristics of any effective advertising campaign! Should we Nintendo fanboys be so jealous as to expect Ninty to court no other customers than us? Madness!!! Put aside any insecurities you may have long enough to realize that diversification of Nintendo's target market is the most probable guarantee of more hardcore Nintendo games in the future! The wider Nintendo's customer base, the more stable the company, the more likely your great grand kids are to be playing Mario and Zelda when you're 90 years old. Not everything Nintendo does must be hand crafted for you and only you!

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#19

SocksandSocks commented on PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Lates...:

I support Nintendo and PETA!!!! PETA stands for something noble, animals rights. Nintendo makes great video games.

Nintendo gets free publicity from PETA when they do something like this and PETA gets publicity too! Both sides will benefit.

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#20

SocksandSocks commented on Want to Know Why Rayman Legends is a Wii U Exc...:

No this won't affect how many developers decide to make multi-platform games available on Wii U. Developers can chose to use the game-pad features or not. I'm sure some games will just throw maps on the gamepad screens and nothing else. If third parties don't port their good stuff to Wii U now then they are just lazy!

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#21

SocksandSocks commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:

Will say something crazy right now! I'm looking forward to playing Nintendo Land. Sounds like it's a pack-in anyway. I actually like minigames. Same reason I loved Rhythm heaven and WarioWare. It's hard to get bored when gameplay is fragmented like that.

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#22

SocksandSocks commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:

Reggie is right. In case you didn't know, a company has a legal obligation to seek profit for it's share-holders above all else (see The Corporation documentary). Yes above even whiny gamers who have played Nintendo games since they were kids and who don't realize that today's world isn't the world of the1980s or the 1990s. We see those old games with rose colored glasses because of the wonderful memories, but we neglect to remember that since then two mega-corporations, Sony and Microsoft, have moved in to reap the rewards that pioneers like Nintendo and Sega layed the groundwork for. You want more of your childhood, but you forget that something is different about 2012 that wasn't the case back then. Nintendo needs to carve out it's niche to thrive. That is exactly what they do well. If you don't want to play Wii Fit or Nintendo Land then continue to support the lifeless megacorporation's next bleak and desolate shooter, cause guess what, there will be people who buys these games and it is what will keep Nintendo in business to create the next Mario Galaxy, or the next Metroid, or Star Fox or Zelda. You think Nintendo looks at 10 or so Million copies of Brawl sold and doesn't compare it to the 40 million of Wii fit, or the 20 to 30 million a 2D Mario game could bring in. The latter two games take fewer resources to complete and reap higher rewards to keep Nintendo in existence in the face of other software giants. Gamers who want to see their core interests survive should be thankful that Nintendo has a balanced approach, otherwise games like Zelda could one day have no resources to draw from and be extinct.