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Tsusasi

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#1

Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U...:

Patent trolls aren't even technically human. They're definitely sub-human scum. The linked documents pretty much make Nintendo's case for them. Oops. The argued points have nothing to do with how the Wii U functions beyond the multiscreen function, which if this patent covered that basic function, it would allow these dirtbags to sue damn near everyone. Hell, I'm sitting at my iMac with a dual screen set up right now: Browser in one window, Adobe software open and rendering in the other. Are they going after Apple next?

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#5

Tsusasi commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Discostew I disagree. Nintendo had far more to gain from marketing the game than EA. As much as I hate the company the EA has become, in this case the game would never have been a true money-making proposition for them. These sort of racing games have a niche market. A niche market on a system that doesn't have a larger user base won't get you marketing doallars.

For Nintendo, however... this was a chance to tout a product that was superior to any of the other platforms, and put to rest the rumors of the systems being under-powered. It was also a chance to show third-parties that they had their backs and were true partners in making the Wii U a must-have system.

It also was a chance to highlight what developers who took their time and developed games specifically for the Wii U could achieve. Especially where the Gamepad was concerned. It made great use of the controller without feeling gimmicky.

Nintendo blew a great opportunity to champion both their system and their commitment to third parties - and do it relatively cheaply - and instead alienated both talented developers and a potential publishing partner. If they had at least tried, I'm pretty sure EA would still have bailed, but this guy and his new company would be a LOT more open to developing for the system... a system he's already proven he has dialed in.

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#6

Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America):

Nintendo, seriously... fail, fail, fail, fail...

Get your crap together. Fast. You may have something special planned this spring. Maybe around E3.

No one else knows what your plans are. They need content. If you're not going to release major titles in large batches or every month, I get that. You need to spread things out.

There is NO excuse to sit on all of the wonderful titles available elsewhere in one VC form or another. Lose the absolutely backwards and ridiculous separate release schedule for NA and Europe/UK... at least until you restore faith in your judgement. Release the good stuff... in both markets. And get back to your special import releases as well. VC is a mess, and there's no good reason for it.

I look forward to the indy titles scheduled this spring, but that can't be all that you're offering.

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#7

Tsusasi commented on Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japane...:

I really loved this game... it was a unique take on the shmup and the art style was something fresh for the genre... especially with all of the painfully similar games released at the time. I think I need to dig the cartridge out and see if it's still as fun to play. If it is and it comes west, I'll definitely pick it up.

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#8

Tsusasi commented on Airtight Games Feels That Murdered: Soul Suspe...:

I really hate developers who don't have the balls to be honest. More and more we know that the system can handle what developers throw at it, and there are really good ports on the system. I wouldn't have a problem with this is they would just be honest. You want to make money. You don't think you'll recover your costs. I get that. But this b.s. is just insulting.

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#9

Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

Back when the Wii VC really hit it's stride, and especially when it was announced imports were heading to the system, I knew plenty of people who bought the system just to load it up with VC games. At it's current price point, I don't see that happening with the Wii U, but it could shove some people off of the fence. Nintendo needs to step up their VC game across the board.

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#10

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@JohnRedcorn I don't need a PR machine or hype to dictate which games are of a caliber that I should purchase them, or the stature of a game to dictate when if ever there is a drought or not. I will never experience a drought because I am not needy and entitled. That having been said, the point was that this wasn't a 'AAA' in JAPAN. It may very well be far more anticipated here in the states or in Europe. It just never was in Japan. Period. I see how you're trying to wrap everything up in a nice, condescending, misguided bow, but you're not on point or clever and my point stands: This was never meant to be a system mover or even a huge seller in Japan. Therefore it's sales... in February... with a small user base... aren't bad. Not great, but not bad... and certainly not DOOOM DOOOM DOOOOOOM...

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#12

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@Anguspuss It has felt like Japan and even some of it's developers having been falling out of love with consoles for a few years now. And in many cases, the Japanese gamer hasn't helped. A lot of great titles haven't done anywhere near what they were expected to... not just on the Wii U either. Even more criminal is that the arcade scene there is quietly becoming homogenized and the smaller mom and pop places that once thrived are closing. It's not gaming armageddon yet, but there has been a shift. Sad news all around.

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#18

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@LetsGoRetro not complaining about the news, but rather the delivery. As I have to repeat myself once again. And I would imagine there are many conversations going on at Nintendo, good and bad but mostly they are just doing their jobs, sorting things out, regrouping and like an good company, not panicking but focusing and taking the good with the bad and doing what they have to do. Keep Calm and Mario On...

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#19

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@SecondServing Doooom! Doom doom doom! Despair! Angony!

The end is near! DOOOOOOM I tell you!

Oh wait... it's a western developed Donkey Kong game launched in February in Japan on a system that has a small user base that still took second behind a monster of a franchise the Japanese gamers LOVE on a system with a huge user base. Never mind.

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#20

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@knowledgewhatup And again... I hate that I have to repeat myself... but 'facts' should be presented separately from any sort of lean or editorializing. Period. That is what I have been saying all along. And additional information... 'facts'... would be nice too. Like what the Japanese response had been during the build-up to the launch, does anyone in Japan even give a rat's donkey about this game/franchise at this point, what is the current installed user base, how have eShop sales impacted physical sales of games like this, acknowledging the time of year/buying season, take into account the fact that Mario is still in the top 20 and how does a clearly superior game in the same genre effect sales, how many people want to complete Mario before buying yet another game in the same genre.

Just facts, no spin, no gloom and doom. These sales are not bad... except through this filter ^

Again, the only people who ever implied that this game was a system seller for Japan, or a 'AAA' franchise entry were the press (harkening doom and gloom) marking it as yet another random test for the Wii U, and Nintendo... whose job it is to hype their games.

Do some probing and find out what the state of the Japanese gaming culture is right now. I'm sure that will help inform the numbers in the top 20... not just Nintendo. Those numbers aren't bad. They just aren't. They aren't stellar, but why would they be? It's a decent game sharing the same self space as an amazing game of the same genre.
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#22

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@fluggy I agree. It's a good looking game that by all reports and the little time I've spent playing it at Nintendo events is fun to play, but it's not the system mover, blockbuster, 'AAA' title people are making it out to be... and the numbers are in keeping with the time of year, the user base, the demographic and the profile of the product. Which is why I say this isn't negative... it just is, and shouldn't be a surprise. Times and tastes can change in the sort of time we see since the previous games in the series. I had someone on here trying to quote SNES DKC sales to me, fully ignoring how many systems were out there and the fact that the approach to both the franchise and the graphics were fresh, new, exciting and hadn't been seen before on the system. This game... as good as it is... comes off as a bit 'me too', and doesn't really offer anything as ground breaking as the SNES series.

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#23

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@2Sang Yup. It's official. 2Sang is an inarticulate troll. Have fun being useless. I'd say use your words to respond, but you've probably used up all of the ones you can deploy effectively in any sort of coherent sentence. I don't mind debating with the others and no one has to agree with me, but your response is just ignorant.

Useless.

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#24

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@fluggy Thank you. I've been arguing this point. Everyone keeps saying what a system mover it was supposed to be, and that these numbers are awful because it was supposed to be a HUGE game for Nintendo in Japan.

Never once did I hear that from any source in Japan.

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#26

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@Kodeen Who exactly did that? I don't recall hearing Japanese gamers raving over its announcement. The press and Nintendo hyped it... and that's Nintendo's job, but no one asked Japanese gamers apparently. While Famitsu gave it great marks, we all know that it doesn't always translate into big sales numbers... for any system.

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#27

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@Azooooz Indeed. That is why Monster Hunter is so huge. Knowing the demographic. DK is not going to do MH or Dragon Quest numbers. The press and Nintendo may have declared this a huge title, but no one told the Japanese gaming public. It's a solid platformer, but it's not sales gold. Silver maybe, long term. Maybe.

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#28

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@JohnRedcorn Aaaand you've made my point by drinking and then regurgitating the kool-aide. I'll let you figure out what I mean.

(Here's a hint: February launch, not a 'AAA' title, number 2 in software sales in spite of having a smaller user base than the other systems on the list ≠ 'abysmal' sales)

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#32

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@rjejr I am passionate in all things and have never seen reason to filter myself. Life is too short to mince words. I do apologize if I come off as acerbic, but I am what I am and it is what it is. But thanks for correctly diagnosing the intent of the post and my reason for annoyance. Much appreciated.

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#33

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@Funny_Moblin I don't even know what that means, but I haven't done anything wrong. I am aware that it is fashionable to bash the Wii U, and that instant gratification is king these days. I was patient with my Gamecube, and it paid of wonderfully. And while I waited for the games I wanted to play, I enjoyed my Dreamcast, and my PS2. Everyone wants everything at once, and some overnight miraculous recovery, but it isn't coming and to expect it so quickly is folly. But it will come, although it may not take a form that sets the world on fire, I'll be enjoying myself yet again. In the meantime, there are plenty of games, I have a LOT of PS3 PS+ games to play as well, and Bravely Default is calling my name. All of this hyperbole and doom and gloom helps no one and creates an echo chamber wherein someone such as myself will receive very little support for my opinion and the mob will rule. So be it. I am unfazed.

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#35

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@ULTRA-64 Reported accurately, yes... as is. Not lead with editorializing. We are big boys and girls. We know number and words n stuff. We also know the Wii U's situation. I hate the drum beat of doom... especially when played on a dead horse or taken out of proper context.

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#36

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@DarkCoolEdge Yeah... about that. The series has always had a western touch... both aesthetically, aurally and even gameplay-wise. The fact that the others sold well in the first week speaks more to the popularity of the systems and their installed base at the time, not DK's regional leanings. But it's not a franchise with that kind of pull in Japan. Nothing I've read anywhere has pointed to it being considered a 'AAA' title. It will do ok long term, but I don't see it selling huge numbers... never did expect that.

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#37

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@ThomasBW84 Except that this isn't bad news, the Wii U doesn't have a huge base like the Wii... even 'late in it's cycle'. And I haven't ignored the other articles... I just don't see much by way of positive reporting. It's either negative or spun so, or just another news piece for the most part. I'm tired of the nonsense. We are all aware of Nintendo's marketing blunders, the system naming debacle, and the fact that sales are slow... but this doesn't surprise me nor do I see it as negative. And instead of letting the numbers speak for themselves and informed readers take from it what they will, you editorialize and lead with a negative headline. THAT is not cool, and I'm going to call it like I see it. Kicking the crap out of a dead horse, and leading stories with negative commentary isn't necessary.

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#38

Tsusasi commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

This is ridiculous. Nintendolife? WiiUBashing4Life would be more correct. Does it not matter to anyone on this site that a) Nintendo completely ruled the top 20 or b) that it's February... a traditionally slow month, or c) that Wii U has probably the smallest user base of any system on the list and still took #2? Spin, spin, spin away, click baiters... It is NOT bad news, it was never considered a huge title for Japan. Dragon Quest is a FAR, FAR bigger franchise in Japan... completely eclipsing Donkey Kong and it's western-style graphics, music and story-telling. And the comparisons? Even Nintendolife realizes they are reaching... immediately qualifying their DKCR comparison (and rightly so) by pointing out the HUGE Wii user base. And as for the Mario comparison... are you freakin' kidding me? That's just ignorant. Mario... Nintendo's biggest franchise AND a first-party release... during the freakin' holiday shopping season... vs a second-party Donkey Kong released in February? A traditionally slow game sales month? Again, I'm not some rabid Nintendo fan-boy, but I more and more frequently find myself pissed off and defending Nintendo against pure bull crap and negative spin. Look at the charts. Who owned that list? Nintendo. Period.

But go ahead and lose hope, complain, piss and moan, drink the kool-aide. This ridiculous, spin-laden crap that always shows up on this site (and to be fair, some others as well) just creates more negativity unnecessarily. I just love how everyone is parroting one another about how horrible this is, and how it's a downward spiral and Nintendo is doomed... For the lova crap, people... Nintendo is still selling games like crazy... more than anyone else, as the chart indicates. Even on a 'struggling' system that has gotten nothing but bad press around the world.

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#40

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@JohnRedcorn And that's exactly what I'm saying they do... except for some reason, people now think that they are entitled to a 'AAA' release every other week or every month... which is just stupid and entitled and just sad and pathetic. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the norm now is for people to have stacks of games they never even have time to play or finish. There are PLENTY OF GAMES FOR THE Wii U! It also used to be that people would savor a game and play it through thoroughly. Now side-quests and collectables are considered more of an annoyance... even if it (or because) requires gaming skills above and beyond the rest of the game. 'Gamers' as the mainstream have become lazy, whiney, and needy, as well as entitled. Talk about first-world problems.

Bottom line: There are great games to play on the system, many now available for cheap, there are great games on the way, there are wonderful indy titles arriving in the spring window and the eShop Virtual Console content COMPLIMENTS it all and fills in the gaps.

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#41

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@JohnRedcorn And yet... they do. One of the biggest complaints about both the Wii and the Wii U was the fact that the Virtual Console never hit it's potential. Across all of Nintendo's most recent platforms, people are ALWAYS excited for the eShop announcements... not for indy stuff, so much as for the latest Virtual Console releases. And gamers in each region covet releases in others. And what kind of games are these (wait for it)? That's right... games that are 12-15 years old or older. But you're right... no one is excited about the Gameboy Advance games... oh wait. Yes they are. But I'll give you points for point this out because NES Remix sold so poorly... oh wait, no it didn't.

But enough completely justified snark: The point I was making is that there are plenty of amazing games on the way... whether you play them or not is your choice. But passing up games that deliver better gaming experiences than most current releases on other platforms solely because they were released years ago is just ignorant. And gamers... real gamers... are smarter than that.

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#42

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@electrolite77 Nope. That is not at all what I was saying. I'm saying there's not a drought because, between first party games and indy releases there's plenty to play. There are plenty of games both previously released and hitting the Wii U during the supposed drought for any sane person who isn't an entitled cry-baby. Furthermore, during that period there will be E3 hype, rumors and news to keep the momentum going and keep focus and interest in the system. There's also NES Remix 2 in April, as well as Virtual console releases include a few amazing Gameboy Advance games. What I'm saying is that the notion of a drought is a whiney, ridiculous, cry-baby, first-world, entitled whack-job view-point. What games are there should be more than enough, and it's a good bet that there will be other surprises leading up to E3, as well as during the week OF E3. What I'm saying is I can't believe what whiners and punks have infiltrated the gaming community. I would rather have 2 Nintendo first party games to play, than ten CoD rip offs and twenty other genre me-toos. Unless you are independently wealthy and/or don't work and have nothing else in your life, there's plenty to go around. Have you caught on yet?

When you add to that the fact that for many gamers, the Wii U is a second system, or they have another system besides the Wii U (many own a 3DS), this is all just so much B.S. We don't need 5, 10 or 15 games on top of what's scheduled in that several month window.

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#43

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@electrolite77 If you have blinders on and only count 1st party releases as legitimate games (which is insane) then yes, there isn't much going on... but there ARE plenty of games on the way during that period. Honestly, it has become a running joke among gamers: the stack/tower of shame. Games that gamers still need to play, but don't have time. Why is it so hard for people to let a month or two go by without a major AAA release without labeling it a 'drought'? It's insane. It makes no sense.There are plenty of existing titles, and indy games out there as well as new games on the way. Couple that with the build-up for E3 (here's the relevancy), and people will have plenty to keep them busy or drooling over what's coming next. Gamers (sane gamers who aren't needy or unfocused) will be engaged by the anticipation and tease of the show and enjoy what games they have... and the rest of the year will fill up quickly after E3. The keynotes and announcements are teased and hyped all through at least April, and usually much of March and hints and rumors start earlier. There will be more Nintendo Directs, and Nintendo minutes and reveals and teases along the way. E3 influences everything within that window... it informs people's spending habits, it often causes game purchases to be delayed to ensure gamers have the budget for the latest and greatest. There is no drought, save for the needy and elitist gamers who never have enough when they can't finish what they already have, or refuse to download an indy game because it doesn't have over the top graphics or shiny, overly varnished production values.

So yeah... E3 IS relevant, and casts it's shadow over the entire 1st quarter and beyond.

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#44

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@electrolite77 Do you understand what E3 is to the industry? Do you know what happens at keynote events during E3? Do you have any clue as to when major developments/huge game announcements happen in the industry? Obviously not, or you wouldn't have asked that question. If your can't figure out why it would be important (and responsible 'journalism') to wait until after E3 to declare whether or not Nintendo truly has a drought on their hands (instead of posting unwarranted and currently unfounded negative spin), then I can't help you.

Good lord. Critical thinking people!

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#45

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@JaxonH Truth. That's why even with the constant flow of free games on my PS+ account, I find myself playing my Wii U and to an extent my Wii (Xenoblade and Super Paper Mario right now). My 360 has been napping for some time, except to play the Dance Central games with my daughter.

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#46

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@JaxonH amen and well said. I have every system released stateside and some that weren't since the 16 bit era... and many from before. I am a gamer. I could give a rat's donkey about specs and media centers. I want to play fun, compelling, interesting and joy-inducing games. With the hundreds of games I own, I can honestly say that the greatest joy, the most smiles and the best memories have come from Nintendo and Sega... SONY has wormed their way into my heart on some occasions, and of course I love many of the third parties: Square, Capcom, Enix (yes both... BEFORE the merger), etc. SNES, Gamecube, Genesis, Saturn Dreamcast, Wii (playing Xenoblade right now), all of the brilliant handhelds (currently playing Mario, Zelda and Bravely Default... just finished Sticker Star and a few of the indy games), and now Wii U... just take a look at Metacritic scores: There's nothing on these new VCR-like boxes that can compete with current releases on the Wii U, and certainly won't stand up to Mario Kart 8, a new Zelda, Monolith's new game, Smash Bros... and there's so much more to come. Nintendolife just loves using Wii U bashing as clickbait. And when there's blood in the water on one of their glorified blogs, there's trolls...

@Tsusasi: Watch the language. I'm not gonna be nice next time -Lz

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#47

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

Way to take the low road yet again, Nintendolife (I almost feel dirty using Nintendo in your name, the way you whore your editorial and 'news' pieces out for me-too Wii U bashing). Only you could put a negative spin (and spin a hyperbolic B.S. headline) on what was really a fun and interesting (if not surprising) Nintendo Direct. I'm not a fanboy, but I feel almost like I need to transform into one to defend Nintendo on this site... which is just unfortunate.

E3 is right around the corner. Are you really naive or ignorant enough to think that Nintendo would give it all away in a Nintendo Direct? No... of course you're not. You just enjoy filling slow news days with crap like this. Completely unnecessary. Unless you find your readers to be too stupid to read a release calendar and figure out how many games are currently slated for this coming fiscal year (so far). It ceases being reporting both sides of the story when there was really no story to report, outside of negative spin, conjecture, speculation and hyperbole. Clickbait and troll food. I'd say you were better than this, but at this point I can't say that with any conviction.

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#48

Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

@Blackleg_sanji But out of all of those games, few have come close to the scores of the current Wii U releases... and most were panned or barely made it to 'mediocre' on most sites. As long as we're being fair, both the XBOX ONE and the PS4 (which I plan on owning when it has GOOD, COMPELLING content) are loaded with middling quality games at best, with 'me too' predictable genre entries and uninspired sequels... all hoping to cash in on the graphics-jerk rope-a-dope that comes with every new generation of systems.