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Viagro

Viagro

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#5

Viagro commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

If you want to develop for any Nintendo system you have to apply here: http://www.warioworld.com/apply/

The minimum start up cost is apparently $2500 and you need to "have demonstrated to Nintendo's satisfaction the ability to develop and program excellent software for Nintendo video game systems or for other game platforms" (amongst other things).

It's these kind of barriers (especially the financial ones) that put smaller developers off. And the quality assurance thing surely doesn't work for Nintendo if we remember how many awful shovelware titles there've been (particularly on the Wii).

Nintendo need a developers page that says something like "HEY. We make great games and we want you to make great games for our consoles too. Click here to download our development kit and start developing!" on a user friendly webpage. NOT on a website that looks like it was built in the early 90's and stinks of 'we don't care about anyone else'.

Then they might start to get somewhere in their mission to attract more quality developers.

Viagro

#6

Viagro commented on Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Col...:

If you're stuck deciding which to buy, I'd go for Friday Monsters - it's a unique and beautiful little gem that channels the humble beauty of small-town Tokyo. I lived in Tokyo for a year and this game made me want to go back like you wouldn't believe...

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#9

Viagro commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Catch-22 With Retail...:

In this new age of consumerism I love it that we can give our money directly to the producers of the content we love to consume.

As a rather fussy (but caring!) consumer, I really dislike giving money to a middle man - whether that's music, games or whatever. For example, whenever I buy an album I always make an effort to make the purchase that gives the artist(s) as much of my total spend as possible - i.e. I buy it from their personal website instead of iTunes.

I think Nintendo can capitalise on consumers like me. I personally love to know my money is going straight to Nintendo. I will happily give NIntendo £50 for a Zelda game because a Zelda game is totally worth £50 in my eyes (unlike £56 for Splinter Cell!). And if I buy that game from the eShop or directly from NIntendo I know all that money is going to Ninty itself.

I would never spend £50 on that same game at a different store, however, as it would be impossible to know how much of a cut the store was taking (and I probably don't care enough about the online retailer/game store to want to give them a cut of my money).