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TruenoGT

TruenoGT

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#1

TruenoGT commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

I'm not interested in COD specifically, but I'd generally love a fun FPS for Wii U that takes advantage of all the unique Wii U stuff (remote aiming, gamepad vs. TV multiplay, gamepad map, etc). Wish something old-school shooter would come over along the lines of Doom, Quake or UT. Doesn't need to be "AAA" (god I hate that term), just something simple, fun and solid.

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#2

TruenoGT commented on Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" Wi...:

I think things are just transitioning back to dedicated video games as a niche market, not necessarily a mass market outside of the occasional titles like Madden. As Nintendo explores other markets (entertainment and otherwise), their video game business will continue but in a smaller capacity more suited to the current and future audience.

I don't see the current development climate as sustainable anyway for any big games maker. I can't imagine developing art and assets for systems like PS4 and XB1... the only way these games can make money is if they sell millions and millions of copies, unrealistic goal for all but a handful of mass market titles per year.

This pain is just the start of things ratcheting back to a more reasonable level IMO.

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#5

TruenoGT commented on Review: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Nintendo 64):

I'd recommend tracking down a PC version of Turok 2. It's tricky to get running on modern Windows, but playing this game with a silky smooth frame rate, mouse/keyboard controls, and a higher FOV is pretty amazing. You can also save anywhere so pretty much all the issues of the N64 version are addressed. Either way, the N64 version blew my mind back when it first came out... The production values were way ahead of their time.

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#13

TruenoGT commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

I was really wondering about this when they showed the switchable graphics. I'd say I prefer the tighter action of the original SMB, but the new physics have a place also. It would be really cool to play with SMB physics and the 3D graphics... I wonder if it's even possible. Platformers changed a lot when they went to 3D graphics from sprites.

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#14

TruenoGT commented on Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Cop...:

The question is what title can be a "Yokai Watch" moment for Wii U? If MK8 and SM3DW didn't move the needle much for Japan, I doubt Smash Bros will either. I'm anxious to see how Xenoblade X, Captain Toad and eventually Splatoon do for some new blood. All 3 have a lot of potential and Wii U will need it because you gotta believe PS4 will finally pick up in Japan once FF15 comes out.

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#15

TruenoGT commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

Sega really devalued their 16-bit back catalog with their collection disks and Steam bundles so I've never really paid attention to their comparatively high priced VC offerings. You can get 40-50 Sega games elsewhere for the price of just 2-3 games on the VC! That said, I'd definitely pick up some rarer games such as Castlevania Bloodlines and Megaman Wily Wars if they made a VC appearance.

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#16

TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Mixed feelings. I may get more enjoyment over the long haul with a game, but the magic of getting an relatively exclusive item is lost. Feel bad for gamers who already have all the games (or least the ones they want)... Hope the physical items return someday. Still dreaming of something along the lines of the infamous SNES Classic Controller Japan had years ago.

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#17

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

People would end up disappointed if they were sold the Wii U on the premise of it being a tablet alternative. I will say however that it's utility as a web browser / youtube viewer is unmatched in the living room and Nintendo should really push this aspect.

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#19

TruenoGT commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

Well hope they don't expect the game to sell very well now. By the time the Wii U version comes out, it'll be $10 on Steam, sort of like Watch Dogs will be this fall.

I was still pretty interested, despite that I could get and play on my PC with better graphics and a wheel, but it's going to be hard to justify spending $30-40 more money for what's likely to be a generally inferior version months after release, even if gamepad support is pretty cool.

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#23

TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critic...:

I hadn't even heard of Evolve before seeing this list and after watching the trailer and a gameplay vid, I'm not sure I understand the hype. It looks like they took Turok, Tribes, L4D and Monster Hunter, threw them all together and turned out the lights. Maybe it plays more interesting than it looks, but to be honest I sort of lost interest in FPS games when consoles started to become the lead platforms for major FPS titles and Evolve seems to follow that same mold.

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#25

TruenoGT commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@JimLad I think you've nailed it. I also think that kids probably get parent's old smartphones/tablets... I imagine to some degree since many parents are more familiar with smartphones/tablets in general, they see getting a tablet as a more obvious go to. Finally, I know my sibling recently got her daughter an iPad, but it was really just an excuse so she could have one too...

Alright gamers, procreate so we can spread our dedicated gaming devices to children!

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#28

TruenoGT commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

The challenge this games faces on Wii U is the ridiculous selection of great shooters on Virtual Console (on the Wii side). It'd be hard to pick this over, say, Detana TwinBee for a cute shooter. Too bad Star Parodier was removed otherwise I'd suggest that as well.

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#29

TruenoGT commented on EnjoyUp Games Bringing Its Timely 99Seconds to...:

I was intrigued by these games on DS, but never ended up checking them out. Will be interesting to see how the Wii U version turns out. An unrelated, though similarly named "10 Second Run" on DSiWare was one of my favorites however.

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#30

TruenoGT commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Sh...:

For the sake of creativity and innovation in the industry, I hope Nintendo succeeds. I'm really digging their recent efforts and it seems more gamers are starting to "get" the Wii U... IMO this is good for the whole industry. Even if you're not a fan of the Wii U concept, more companies trying more things is good for competition and new ideas.

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#32

TruenoGT commented on Wii Fit U Update Adds New Features, Extra Chal...:

My meter on my person constantly like my DS Personal Trainer Walking pedometer before it. I'm almost completed with the last walking challenge, though I've got lots of climbing to go. This is awesome to have new courses instead of needing to repeat them. The fit meter is great and also doubles as a watch for me.

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#35

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

HD development and subsequent global market pandering has made the old guard industry less creative at best and unsustainable at worst. Capcom is just the latest victim of this trend, following in the footsteps of Sega, Hudson, Irem, Taito, Konami and other former Japanese big shots. Other than Square who's a shell of their former self (IMO), who's left from the 8/16-bit heydays? Just Nintendo?

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#36

TruenoGT commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

After development, digital manuals in each language, age ratings submission, licensing, copyright paperwork, testing, etc I'm sure it is a lot more effort/cost for each game than most people think. Furthermore, emulation for N64 is a real bear as anyone who's dabbled in it can attest. At the end of the day, I doubt VC is a big money maker for Nintendo, so it's more of a goodwill gesture to longtime fans. I'd like to see more games as much as everyone, but you think about all the projects Nintendo is working on... I imagine they are spread pretty thin these days and making less money besides with higher dev costs and decreased sales. Now I'm depressed.

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#38

TruenoGT commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

Kind of surprised they wouldn't just release it on the eShop and call it a day, especially if they could just roster update the 13 version of the game. Oh well, EA's eShop support is pretty dismal anyway (NFS still $60? Really?)

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#39

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

Nintendo's biggest problem is that many people just dislike change. No one is going to argue with a faster CPU, but change the way something plays and some people just freak out. I'm sure if the NES came with the Gamepad and every console had something similar for the next 30 years, and then Nintendo switched to something like the 360 pad, people would complain about it being too small, no screen, wrong layout, etc.

I'm glad Nintendo rocks the boat and think the Gamepad is pretty darn great, but after this and Wii Remote, they gotta know some people are going to push back hard. Perhaps they just need to be more gradual with changes in the future so people can warm up to a concept slowly. Even then, many people will always want the same stuff in a prettier bag, hence the success of PS4 and Kinect-less XB1.

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#41

TruenoGT commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Stre...:

There's a market of people who'd enjoy having the function, but at the end of the day, Nintendo has to dedicate resources to implementing and maintaining such capabilities, and I'd rather those resources be put into making games and improving existing functionality instead.

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#42

TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America):

Was hoping some for some megatons today after a pretty a pretty quiet VC E3 outside of Capcom's announcements. I guess there's still hope as the day continues... I'm gonna snag Pac-man Collection at least. 3DS Revelations for $10 is nuts, but I've already got the 3DS cart and PC versions.

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#43

TruenoGT commented on Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Chomp Onto Nor...:

It's too bad you can't do the vertical screen orientation of the games in this version like you could with Namco Museum GBA with Pac-man and Galaga. Vertical oriented Pac-man on the gamepad would be pretty awesome...

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#46

TruenoGT commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

I think they killed it yesterday, loved about everything they showed. Some real surprises and great new ideas. A little too much "2015" though. I was also hoping for some Virtual Console developments, but the new stuff made up for it. Perhaps a future Nintendo Direct or even later today or tomorrow we'll get our VC fix.