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Wed 22nd May, 2013

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Technosphile commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

How ridiculous is it that Pro Wrestling has never:

*been included in a compilation, Animal Crossing minigame, etc
*been released on any Virtual Console
*been given a sequel despite its enduring quality, legendary status ("A Winner Is You"), and being Nintendo property
*had any of its memorable fighters appear in anything; no Smash trophies, no Captain Rainbow, nothing.

It's time, Nintendo.



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

Like Wolverine, Samus was better as a mysterious character with nearly everything about her open to interpretation. Since Zero Mission it's been all downhill, so you might as well have Zero Clothes Samus in Smash: it can't get any worse.



Technosphile commented on Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Bl...:

Stop doing this, NintendoLife. Sega doesn't see these as viable western releases, so don't give them the press. It has been nearly a year since After Burner 2 was released in Japan; I'm sure the lengthy translation and localizing process is all that is holding it back..



Technosphile commented on Video: This Is Possibly The Most Almighty Falc...:

@SockoMario Brawl was (and still is) a big disappointment. So...

Let me give you a better example. At EVO this year, Street Fighter IV was the big competition. Now, the same guys who have always played SSF2 Turbo were there, and they played it, but it was like a one-hour diversion from the main event: Street Fighter 4. Which all of those same guys were playing.

See, the Wii U is a big flop and needs all the help and hype it can get. Having Smash U be anything but a masterpiece and have people going back to their fan mod would be, like I said, a failure. It needs to be the game at these tournaments.

tl;dr: people played Melee after Brawl because Brawl sucks, and people play Project M because its better than both of them. Smash U needs to trump them all, or Nintendo failed the Wii U yet again.



Technosphile commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

So where is After Burner 2 for the west after nearly a year? Where is OutRun? People talked of these being foregone conclusions for eShop release worldwide, but not a peep has been said about either. And all the while, new Sega 3D Classics continue to be announced for Japan.

Basically, bite me, "Sega".



Technosphile commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

These "Amiibo" are not going to grab the Skylanders audience. Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures use hardware families already have; 360 and Wii systems bought many years ago. The rub here--that you have to buy another $300 console merely to use Amiibo--is, in my opinion, a very tough sell. Amiibo might be popular with adults who already own Wii U, but I don't think the dollar signs Nintendo is seeing will materialize.

If they had to do this, Nintendo might have been better off entering a partnership with Disney or Activision to make the Amiibo concept work in already-existing software, but exclusive to the Nintendo versions. Or even better, scrap the whole concept and use the capital spent in developing this idea into what the Wii U actually needs: quality Nintendo software.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tem...:

@Peach64 this. The whole discussion of third party and Wii U is close to becoming moot since third party development will be entirely for PS4/Xbone/PC by 2016.

Nintendo's best option for "third party" software is to keep financing/publishing projects like Bayonetta, stuff that is out of their comfort zone but appeals to a certain audience. I personally think Devil's Third looks terrible, but Nintendo publishing it is a smart move PR-wise since it makes it look like Wii U has at least some third-party support and can cater to the M for Mature crowd.



Technosphile commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:

You see, Crapcom? You reap what you sow.

For ruining Biohazard/Resident Evil, Outsourcing nearly every single one of your beloved Japanese-made properties to clueless western devs, Sitting on untold amounts of IP and never doing a single thing with any of them for decades, Letting all your talented staff who made Capcom great once just scatter to the winds, releasing countless compilation titles with subpar resolution and sound, never bothering to give Warzard a home release, for having the single worst U.S. office of any Japanese game company and allowing them to constantly make unnecessary name changes and cut "risqué" content, for RUINING BIOHAZARD WHICH I LOVED WITH ALL MY HEART deserve to go out of business, "Capcom". You deserve to have your assets picked apart by the vultures of the industry. You deserve to have to sell Rockman to Nintendo because you don't deserve him anyway. You deserve for Microsoft to buy you out and completely destroy your legacy just like they did to Rare.

Nintendo acquiring them is better than "Capcom" deserves. And that won't happen anyway, if Nintendo didn't have the dough for Atlus then you better believe they can't afford "Capcom", which based on its Intellectual Property alone I have to think could command as much as a billion dollars in a bidding war. None of that will happen, either, they'll find some way to restructure yet again and keep dragging that once-proud gold and blue logo through the mud.



Technosphile commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releas...:

@HaThready quite short, but if you go into it without a walkthrough or something you'll get a lot out of it.

I wish Flashback's latest version had been treated with the same amount of love and respect as this clearly has been. Instead, the Flashback name was slapped onto a very different, very terrible "remake".



Technosphile commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and...:

I was hoping that photo of him using the Oculus was to be the catalyst for a whole new direction at Nintendo. VR could change the very basis of gaming as we know it; Nintendo better not end up behind on it like they did with online play.



Technosphile commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

After this I am totally convinced that Nintendo's no live press conference approach is the way to go. Sony and Microsoft's presentations were both awkward, clumsy, and cheesy. I am also at the age where hearing people audibly cheer and whoop at the announcement of a video game (or a developer logo) makes me cringe. I am embarrassed for such people. On the flipside, the thunderous roar for Rockman's Final Smash during the Invitational was awesome, though I think that falls more in the line of "e-sports".

The Treehouse broadcasts were great just as a means to see a lot more of these games than non-attendees normally do at E3. These were so successful that I fully expect Sony and Microsoft to ape the idea next year.

All in all, "winning E3" to me is about generating the most hype, and Nintendo had virtually every headline everywhere after the first day. It was a fun few days to be a Nintendo fan, and a welcome break from Wii U doom articles.



Technosphile commented on Feature: How Rik Mayall Helped Bring Anarchy T...:

....I hadn't heard this. Thanks for the lovely news, NintendoLife.

I love The Young Ones, Rik was my favorite character. My little sister and I recite his monologue at the beginning of the "Bombs" episode often.

Please don't edit my posts if you've never seen an episode of The Young Ones and don't get it.



Technosphile commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

Has anyone brought up how Ubisoft is tossing their full support behind the Xbone, which is struggling as mightily--maybe even worse than--the Wii U?

I just wish the guy would be honest and say, "we tried, we supported Wii U but our games on it don't sell, so we're moving on". That I could at least respect, but this bogus line about finished software waiting for a larger userbase is just a load of crap.



Technosphile commented on Brain Training / Brain Age Makes DS Début on ...:

Brain Age is a horizontally-oriented game, but this does not inspire confidence. If DS games on the Wii U are not

TV=Top screen


then don't bother, Nintendo. Makes you wonder if they can't get that configuration to work, somehow.



Technosphile commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Confir...:

Its the same game with slight graphical improvements. So I think it is cool, but Another World can be beaten in 17 minutes, so it better be cheap.

That Flashback remake was abysmal and insulting. Way to ruin a legendary game, Ubisoft.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

Mixed bag here.

On one hand, the controller adapter news is fantastic. The 3DS version of Smash is inferior in literally every aspect now.

On the other hand, this news about the Dewritos Pope likely means no tense, awkward showdown between he and Reggie this year, something that was becoming an E3 tradition.



Technosphile commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for Japan With Free...:

Since when is DLC even a good thing? Many of you are salivating at the idea of it in Mario Kart 8, but step back a moment and think about what that could eventually mean: $1.99 for custom color sets, $4.99 for a pack of three chassis, $14.99 for three additional characters.

Be careful what you wish for.