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Proud owner of Wii U, 3DS and a tabby cat

Thu 10th October, 2013

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tysonfury commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

If it happened so suddenly and so uniformly across multiple retailers then it's a deliberate strategy by Nintendo. I think this is the first sign of the unified OS, and shows it will be backed up in the retail/marketing side too.

I think it strengthens their brand recognition and it's a very good thing



tysonfury commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

If you look at the trends in the existing generation, you can see that all 3 are moving towards making their consoles more and more "invisible".

Sony has introduced PlayStation now and ideally wants you to be able to play PS games on the cloud through Sony TVs. Microsoft is letting anyone with Windows play Xbox games. Even Nintendo is building an ecosystem. Takeda designed the Wii U to be an invisible "stage hand"

The interesting difference is that while Sony and Microsoft are integrating their gaming systems into their other existing products, Nintendo faces the challenge of having to justify the purchase of their specialised hardware more and more (I think they can). Fascinating to see what they'll come up with.



tysonfury commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

IMHO it's a brilliantly made game, and genuinely terrifying. Unfortunately, after a week of playing I had to put it down, because it was too violent for me. The sight and sound of having to crack open granny's zombie skull with a cricket bat was far too graphic for me. But some people will love it.

Assassin's Creed 3 was my early Wii U highlight. I'd never played an AC game before that, and it was simply perfect on the Wii U with the gamepad and miiverse. Bliss.



tysonfury commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

Let's not judge him by his admittedly terribly photo! I remember when Iwata was named, people doubted he had the gravitas to lead Nintendo after the iron hand of Yamauchi. Kimishima-San is incredibly qualified, so Nintendo will be in safe hands for the long term, that's for sure. We will all miss Iwata's personal warmth, but let's give Kimishima a chance to show what kind of CEO he'll be.



tysonfury commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

50/50. I thought initally it copied the Wiimote too, and it also copies the touch pad of the Wii U and (the Wii U copying) PS4

But there are elements that are unique - the hybrid of portable and set top box may well predate whatever the NX could be, The "play on iOS/pick up where you left off on your TV" is a great feature that I hope NX will copy. And 3D touch looks really interesting and innovative.

Most importantly of all, Nintendo will be releasing iOS games soon. It will interesting to see if they come out on Apple TV.



tysonfury commented on Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe):

I'm going to get Mario Maker as a download because I want to have it on my homescreen, I reckon I'm going to play it the most (even when Star Fox and Xenoblade come out)

Plus at £35, it's actually near RRP for once.



tysonfury commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

I was so excited about my N64 and played every inch of Super Mario 64 when it came out - but Mario Kart 64 was a disappointment. I tried hard to like it, but ultimately I found it a boring, actually quite melancholy experience.

The flat, featureless tracks, odd electronic organ music in a minor key, and the easy difficulty curve meaning you would race for what seemed like days with no other players in sight - the 4 player multiplayer mode with NO MUSIC!?

It was everything super mario kart and successors like mario kart Wii were definitely not - it was eventless, dull, no fun.



tysonfury commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

Would y'all stop saying this is download only - the patent mentions internal memory slots - physical games could come on SD cards, or cheaper still, those mass produced 3DS cards nintendo makes

Fast loading, quiet, huge storage. Win.



tysonfury commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

In the UK, the Youview box (made by Alan Sugar off of The Apprentice) is quite a cool idea - it was maybe what tvii was trying to emulate

Basically it's a TV guide that you can scroll backwards with, and if you click on a show that's already ended it links you immediately to a version of that show on the appropriate online player, all automatic

I think like Miyamoto said, by the time Wii U came out they had underestimated the rise of tablet computing - and it figures they did the same with the kinds of services tablets and set top boxes can now offer

No harm in innovating and trying something though.



tysonfury commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

You never know the circumstances, as @zeldagaymer93 says it could have been the final straw in a series of events. My girlfriend works for a tech company (who cannot be named) with a very strict privacy policy - they know they rules, if they talk about it outside of work, they get fired

Anyway it's still sad to see someone lose a sweet job, especially these days



tysonfury commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

It's a title I'm going to be playing a lot I reckon, and will keep coming back to, so it's download for me. Planning on getting Zero Mission, Xenoblade and Starfox this year too, but will go physical for those as they will have a limited lifespan.



tysonfury commented on Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite ...:

I was always critical of Nintendo's move to "core" gamer in this generation - but this does help explain their rationale to me, especially now that we know the price point was largely out of their control due to the weak yen

I still wish they'd launched with art academy, and something like "wii touch-sports" or "pad-pilotwings" to sell us on the gamepad. Nintendoland was a poor effort.



tysonfury commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

LOL, the final screenshot.
"Who's excited about Smash Bro Tourney?"
"I'm somewhat excited, but it'll probably be a bunch of ^!@£*"

The haters didn't take long to get going...



tysonfury commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

Another thought on Miyamoto - there's the assumption out there in the world that as a creative genius, perfectly formed games just fall out of his head. I study at art college, and I can tell you that's not how genius works. Miyamoto classics are a direct result of how well he manages his team.

Look at a game like Pikmin (which is essentially a personnel management sim) and you can see a highly functional, systematic approach to good game design

Miyamoto was also instrumental in the design of the Wii, one of Nintendo's biggest successes and had been pushing the company to design a controller that just used one button for the previous decade (ie. the wii remote)

He knows a lot more about how to manage a video games company than we casual observers give him credit for



tysonfury commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

@MrGawain @fortius54
Good analysis!

Aonuma would be perfect, his personality is likeable and similar to Iwata and he is an excellent project manager, with a creative mind.

Shibata is very likely, super qualified, but personably I don't find him as warm. His Nintendo directs were a bit dull. He will probably get the job but I would prefer somene more instantly likeable. Maybe that's just me.

The last few investors meetings, Iwata brought along Miyamoto and deferred to him on a few company management questions. We can never know for sure, but I think Iwata was grooming Miyamoto as a future CEO. He has said he is thinking about retirement and is less hands on with development now. I think he would be a good choice as an interim CEO for 5-10 years as they restructure. Big changes would be easier for the company with a familiar face in front.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, the head of the Pokemon company, is another possibility



tysonfury commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

I doubt nintendo have spent all this money and effort building up the eshop & Virtual console including Wii download titles, just to scrap it all in 2016. They've already confirmed the Wii U will be part of the unified framework. Which leaves the following options:

  • They're not using AMD after all
  • They've worked out a way to run the Wii U environment on AMD
  • NX is something totally different and is not backwards compatible

I hope it's the 2nd option