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Male, 21, United States

Tue 27th September, 2011

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TruthBeTold commented on Masahiro Sakurai Outlines the Challenges of Sm...:

I agree with the stance above that the statement meant something along the lines of adding 20 characters to this game is hard enough, yet we are expected to and push ourselves to do more. Obviously 20 characters isn't the max for a Smash Bros. game because that number has been surpassed in a majority of the series.



TruthBeTold commented on Nintendo Falls Under Further Pressure Regardin...:

Many in this conversation are also using Apple and Sony using FoxConn as an excuse. While this article mentions FoxConn, that's not what it's about. It's about the slave labor in the Congo. The reason why Nintendo scored at the bottom, with a score of 0, is because they refused to respond to the Enough campaign's survey. I really do hope that they can resolve this. I hate that buying a Nintendo console is indirectly supporting slave labor :(. This is a serious issue and I'm glad people are clamoring enough to create a change here.



TruthBeTold commented on Interview: Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And T...:

A lot of what he said was honest truth, some of what he said I don't agree with. But he is an analyst. His job is to look at past, present, and future trends in the major gaming companies. Many of his statements that I and many others disagree with him on are about the future. No one can know it, so really I feel like I just disagree because I hope, and kind of have evidence to believe, those things won't / shouldn't happen (i.e. Nintendo should go handheld only). But I don't hate him. He is trying to do his job the best way he knows how to do it. He isn't trying to antagonize Nintendo or its fans.

I have an honest question: With the kind of power that the PS4 is toting and the fact that the NextBox will be trying to compete with it, is there really anyway that they can price those consoles near or under $350?

EDIT: Also, 3DS took off after the price cut, sure, but the Mario games that came out had a huge effect on it too. The Gamecube was not able to move as many consoles with AAA titles alone. Once we get some more AAA titles for the WiiU (especially one's with Mario in the title. It doesn't really matter how he is involved, his name just has to be in the title in some capacity) to really start making statements. To be honest, I feel like everything else is just speculation until then.



TruthBeTold commented on Reggie: Sony and Microsoft Need To React To Wh...:

Someone says something bad about Nintendo- Receives tons of criticism.
Someone says something good about Nintendo- Receives tons of criticism.
I don't think he's saying graphics/power doesn't matter, just that it won't move consoles. And we've seen that, too. But we have seen that on both sides. The 3DS (innovation) at launch did poorly, the Vita (power) at launch did poorly. I have come to the conclusion that only ONE thing moves consoles and that is the library the console has. The Wii seems like it was a special exception, a case where the advertising played the biggest role. But you can still argue that many people bought the console because of the Nintendo franchises they knew would be represented.



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

I think the problem stems almost entirely by how one defines "gamer". I think if they had (and I know this isn't the point, but whatever) a guy who wasn't Nintendo's definition of a gamer do an advert in this campaign, it would alleviate a lot of the problems as well.

Everyone is saying it's sexist to assume girls aren't gamers. Why is it NOT sexist to assume guys are? And what do we mean by gamer?

Even in these comments you can see that people here hold a thousand different definitions to what that term means. And that is fine, obviously! But that is what is causing a lot of the issues with this campaign.

Also, what if Nintendo took out the whole young girl part of this and changed into something else entirely. What if they made a campaign that shows they do not define, even their core, solely by the type of media they consume. What if the campaign was aimed at saying, "We know that even our most hardcore fans are multi-dimensional, and you know what, we really love that about them." THAT would be a cool campaign!



TruthBeTold commented on Talking Point: Reviewing Nintendo's E3 Press C...:

I think the best way to describe it was solid, but lacking the surprise factor that make these presentations memorable. Not every conference Nintendo has will be the best. They also said that hey learned from the 3DS launch failure, so I'm sure we will hear more about new games very soon. It seemed today was about showing off a few awesome looking games, but mostly showing everyone that Nintendo can still be Nintendo while catching up in the HD and Network areas of gaming.

Also, the weakest part must have been the ending. Easy way to tell? People's impressions are getting better as the day goes on, the final impression just kind of hurt their initial view of the presentation as a whole.



TruthBeTold commented on Review: Mario Tennis Open (3DS):

The thing I love about this website is that they take there scoring policy seriously. As such, a 7 means that its a pretty darn good game, even if it does have a few flaws. I also understand that not too many people are tennis fanatics like me, so that obviously helps this game appeal to me :). Thanks for the review!



TruthBeTold commented on New Super Mario Bros. 2 to Kick Off Retail Dow...:

It's kinda like digital downloads of CDs. I mean iTunes doesn't offer albums at that much cheaper than the retail version. But, as people have mentioned, there is something about owning a physical copy. We also don't want to put game sellers in a bind, as that wouldn't help Nintendo's current financial....situation. I think leaving it at the same price or just a FEW dollars cheaper is absolutely optimum. Also, about the data, I heard someone say something like 50 % of 3DS games are less than 512 mb? So it shouldn't be too big of a problem. And since storage size is such a foreseeable issue, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo made some bigger SD cards and advertised them with the advertisement of the new retail digital downloads. Or something like that. Anyway, this is awesome. Pretty stoked. Nintendo is like a great athlete, when they take a hit, they return stronger than before.