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Wolfgabe

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#4

Wolfgabe commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

You shouldn't put the blame entirely on Nintendo. A lot of it also falls to the retailers in deciding how much shelf space to allocate to amiibo. Remember that one episode of Jimmy Neutron where he ends up making the perfect candy and people start forming angry mobs cause Jimmy is unable to keep up with demand. It doesn't help much either that these stupid ass scalpers are snatching up all the figures likely faster than Nintendo can make them

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#5

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

While it does make sense to branch out its important to know that in this day and age releasing a whole new IP is usually one massive gamble considering rising development costs and how one good flop is enough to sink an average company

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#6

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

I agree thhis hatred is indeed getting out of hand. It just goes to show how shallow and close minded a lot of these so called fans can be. This can be described as practically hate mongering. Also 5 years is nothing. Look at Half Life its been practically 10 years since HL2 ep 2 released which ended on a massive cliffhanger and left a lot of unanswered questions. Also people seem to be ignoring the fact that there are two other Metroids in the works. I give them props for taking steps to flesh out the universe. In fact FF's story is intended to be a lead up to Prime 4 and I have seen people slamming them for that too. Another thing to consider is this Nintendo never made an actual promises there would be a new mainline Metroid at E3 this year. Although I think it has been confirmed that Retro isn't working on the next Metroid suppose they were working on Metroid U. Now consider the fact they most likely started work on their next Wii U game right after Tropical Freeze completed that would mean the game has been in development for a little over a year and a half. For a game like Metroid that would probably be nowhere near ready to show off at this point. On another note I was reading an interview and I find it interesting Miyamoto was considering Monolith for the next Metroid

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#8

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Apologises for eShop Issues Caused by...:

Its kinda silly to accuse Nintendo of being incompetant considering server crashes from high traffic can happen to anyone honestly. When it happens to Sony and MS nobody bats an eye but when it happens to Nintendo people use it as another excuse to say they are behind the times. I take it none of you are aware of what happened with Steam a few christmases ago when they offered the full game of L4D2 for free

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#10

Wolfgabe commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Irresponsible maybe Rude? hell no Again I think a lot of the people siding with this guy have zero understanding of how manufacturing and gauging demand works. You really expect them to make a ton of figures of a character based off a game series that has not traditonally sold well in the west. Its called common business sense

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#11

Wolfgabe commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Irresponsible maybe Rude? hell no Again I think a lot of the people siding with this guy have zero understanding of how manufacturing and gauging demand works. You really expect them to make a ton of figures of a character based off a game series that has not traditonally sold well in the west. Its called common business sense

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#13

Wolfgabe commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Also what people seem to forget its also up to the retailers to decide how much shelf space they want to allocate for amiibo. Gamestop has been taking steps to correct the problem mainly by not taking pre orders and putting a limit of one per customer. I think they also have a system in place to stop those who use alternate accounts by looking for duplicate adresses

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#14

Wolfgabe commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

I know Nintendo may have mishandled the amibo in some regards but I dont think its right calling it irresponsible and rude. Given Wii U's performance Nintendo understandly made some conservative estimates on which figures would likely sell the best. Also honestly I think the people complaining about the siutation have little to no understanding of how manufacturing and creating supply actually works. Nintendo can't simply churn out more Marths and more Villagers at the snap of a finger. Manufacturing contratcs are made months in advance and by the time they saw how popular say Marth really was the manufacturer had mostly moved on to something else. Its not Nintendo's fault these Hodor scalpers keep snatching up every figure in sight just so they can sell them for extorionate prices. Last time I check I think amiibo had managed to outpace DI at one point. I think someone is just jealous.

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#19

Wolfgabe commented on ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Comi...:

@Quorthon You ignore how Sony and MS have been equally guilty of remasters and they have been putting out far more then Nintendo. Wind Waker HD and MM3D are closer to remakes than remasters And sure they may be patching games like S.T.E.A.M post launch but at least their games didn't launch in a half baked state and as for freemium they are not abusing it too much and with their DLC its good value and reasonably priced. You wanna know the true definition of milking go look up Assassins Creed or COD. Every company's goal in the end is to make profit my issue with these third parties is how it sometimes feels like morals and integrity are being sacrificed for the sake of profit. Keep in mind around the time Wii U launched a lot of companies like EA and Ubi were heavily pushing for in game DRM something Nintendo was likely highly against. And you would have to be pretty stupid to compare amiibo to say Skylanders or Disney Infinity unlike those game the content provided by the figures has no real bearing on the game itself and is mostly just extra optional content. I also find it funny how you completely ignore how Lego games have histroically performed well on Nintendo systems and I couldn't help but notice how you resorted to the cheap tactic of lumping all the other systems together. The problem people round here have with you is that your posts are highly black and white and extremely one sided not to mention the same old regurgitated spiel we have all heard a million times before. You automatically assume that Nintendo fans hate anything that is Mario or Zelda while completely ignoring all the the things those devs did that may have potentially turned the Nintendo fans away. Many people Nintendo fans included own multiple systems in this day and age. The problem isn't that Nintendo fans dont but third party games they simply buy them someplace else where they know they wont be half assed.

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#20

Wolfgabe commented on ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Comi...:

@Quorthon The truth is that third parties are the ones who control much of the industry these days. Why do you think Sony and MS spend millions attracting developers and securing all that exclusitivity because they know without all that third party support they would be royally screwed. Sony and MS have pretty much backed themselves into a corner where they pretty much have to catewr to the devs every demand and whim in order to survive. As much support as they currently have its not saying much when half of that support was most likely paid for. Nintendo may not have all the support but in a way its taugh them to be somewhat more self sufficient. You also need to think of the fact that a lot of these third party developers have made some pretty idiotic statements and decisions in recent years I am talking about people like Konami, Capcom, Ubisoft etc who are pretty much throwing away their most loved IPs, milking franchises to death, releasing games that are half finsihed at at launch under the excuse of patching it later, abusing DLC to the point of cash grabs, making very moronic decisons like focusing on mobile which is a highly unstable market or just treating their customers like complete idiots

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#21

Wolfgabe commented on ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Comi...:

@Quorthon N64 although it had cartidges in the right hands pretty much blew PS1 out of the water in terms of graphics

Gamecube controller is often considered one of the best controllers ever made and third pary support was fairly decent

Wii's problem was that most of it potential got wasted on shovelware and polka-dot French fries mini game colections. You would be surprised to see all the potential Wii games that wound up getting canned

Wii U its clear that is more capable then most give it credit for its mainly that the architecture doesn't fit in with the cut and paste apporach many devs these days seem to have. Also 32GB with Wii U is relatively plenty provided you go physical. Look at PS4 and X1 500GB seems like barely enough

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#23

Wolfgabe commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Peach64 Being late did have a lot to do with it. Do you really think people will want to pay 60 dollars for a port of a nearly year old game. If it was half price perhaps more people would have been willing to bite. Keep in mind it didn't get the rest of the DLC either

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#24

Wolfgabe commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

I find it extremely petty and childish that some people are actually refusing to buy the game because of ONE bad experience with the servers.Apparantly people don't understand the meaning of beta test. Sadly this is the internet where things get blown out of proportion and overexaggerated very easily

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#27

Wolfgabe commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Its not just the eShop. Has anyone seen the pricing for Oddworld New n Tasty. As I pointed out in the other article I think a lot of it comes from people being spoiled by Steam sales and Apple's 99 cents for everything model. If there is a game that interests me I will buy it regardless of pricing

@Quorthon. The problem people have with your statements is that your way of thinking is very black and white and heavily skewed. You assume Nintendo fans dont buy third party games because they hate anything that doesn't have Mario or Zelda on it. One thing you fail to take into account is that many gamers Nintendo fans included own multiple systems in this day and age the problem is not that the Nintendo fans dont buy third party games they really just bought them someplace else for a different system because they cant trust the developers to put out a Nintendo version that on par both content and feature wise. ZombiU was decent exclusive but I think the mixed scores are what scared a lot of people off. Akham City AE ande NFS MWU were good ports but they came out a year later and by then you could get the GOTY edition everywhere else for only 20 dollars Audience taste does play a big part it. Think of why Shovel Knight did so well. Also I have noticed Nintendo fans in general tend to be less tolarant of sub par or mediocre games than the 360/PS3 crowd as well as some of the more shady practices a lot the big fish publishers pull. I am primarily a Nintendo and PC gamer but would it surprise you when I say the majoirty of third party games these days just don't interest me especially how so of many them seem to be releasing either half finished or with half functional online and feature, The main problem with the argument that Nintendo should go third party is that you fail to realize how close related their hardware and software development is. Nintendo isn't like most other devs in that they design their hardware with their games in mind rather than the other way around.

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#28

Wolfgabe commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I think once again people are jumnping to conclusions you assume this wont be noteworthy at all because of the fact they are using NES Remix despite the fact they clearly stated this would be the qualifying round and that there will a bigger variety at the finals. The reason its not online is because of the potential risk of cheaters and that its much more difficult to cheat in a more controlled environment. Also you people seem to forget Nintendo is not really at the top of pile like they were in the 90's In a way this event reflects that

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#30

Wolfgabe commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@IceClimbers 100% agree Nintendo never really promised anything. Plus people seem to constantly ignore that this is just the qualifying round and there will be multiple games for the finals. Also you cant expect them to be everywhere you know. I amguessing they went with NES Remix because it has the closest resemblence to the original NWC game plus its more controlled and more difficult to cheat. Seriously you people were expecting them to have Smash Bros and freaking Splatoon?

First off Smash had a tournament last year so having it again would just be redundant

Splatoon still is a relatively unproven IP and then there would be the hassle of organizing teams

Also BLP hit the nail on the head as well I honestly dont know why I keep coming back to this site sometimes it feels like there are so many damn pessimists, doom sayers, and negative nancys who spout the same regurgitated spiel we have heard over a million times now its practically like a broken record

Honestly I do think this is just a result of Nintendo Direct syndrome

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#31

Wolfgabe commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

I see no problem with it really. When you compare this game to the first the difference is almost night and day. You can easily tell they had a bigger budget this time and the improved production values are easily apparant. Honestly I think some people have been spoiled a bit too much by Steam Sales and Apple's 99 cents for everything model. Have any of you seen the price for Oddworld New n Tasty. The 30 dollars is justified because they went above and beyond your typical remaster/remake

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#32

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:

All you people complaining seem to ignore two things
1. This is only the qualifying round
2. They did mention there will be a variety of games for the finals

There are some other issues with the game you think they should be showing
Smash Bros had a tournament last year so that would be pretty redundant
Splatoon is still a new and unproven IP plus there would be the hassle of organizing teams
Bayonetta 2 isnt popular enough plus it requires a relatively high amount of skill

Yeesh I swear some of the people in this site can be so dense at times

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#33

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:

Its obvious some people are never satisfied. They cant be everywhere at once so its understandable they would try to chose the places where they are likely to get the most people. You also seem to forget that the WC was baasically a series of short rapid fire challenges so its not that hard to understand why they would go with NES remix

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#34

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapse...:

@rjejr To me this downward trend has less to do with losing relevance and more with Nintendo having to face a much more crowded marketplace and stiffer competition. With NES they didn't really have any more competitors. With SNES they had to contend with Sega who put a relatively good fight. Gamecube never had to deal with two other systems plus smartphones and tablets. From what I have heard kids these days are among the most difficult to attract and work with mainly because of how impressionable they are. A dedicated gaming system is a much tougher sell to a parent when they find they can simply buy several games for their kid on their iPad for only a few dollars. With NX I know it has the capability to do much better provided Nintendo learns from their mistakes with Wii U and plays their cards right

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#36

Wolfgabe commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

Nintendo does not release detailed game patch notes, rarely answers to fans pleas for nuanced gameplay changes, and opposes fan-made mods.

Then why was Smash 4 designed to be more like Melee in mind while fixing many of Brawls problems and if they really opposed fan made mods they would have had Project M shut down long ago

. In regards to Youtube the most likely reason Smash is not on the list likely has to do with all the licensing headaches involving the third party characters and music

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#38

Wolfgabe commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

@Quorthon

First oiff you miss the point severely and secondly you make ignorant assumptions about Nintendo fans in general. Einherjar basically put in the best way so I wont go into much detail on that. The pretty unfair to lump Steam,PS4, and X1 altogether. Also apparantly you havent been paying attention to the eShop scene either

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#41

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Outlines Splatoon's Free Post-Launch ...:

People dont sem to understand there is a difference between launching in a truly unfinished state and holding out on certain features for the sake of infastracture. Now if it ended up releasing as a bug filled glitch ridden mess then I might say its unfinished

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#46

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

I honestly dont get all the complaining over the prices sure it may seem sily but its still overall cheaper than buying the original cart plus the system needed to run it especially since with how much some of these original cartridges can go for or are extremely hard to find especially in mint condition

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#49

Wolfgabe commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

First off the Super Mario 64 HD remake isn't really a fair argument since the guy who made clearly admitted Mario's model and animations were ripped straight from SMG2 which is pretty much using original assets which is a big magnet for trouble in my book. On the topic of Youtube the free advertising argument never really holds up to me since there are many people out there go by the mentality of if I can watch it on Youtube I have no need to buy it. Its kind of understandable Smash isn't on the list likely because of all the licensing and copyright headaches with the third party characters and music. astrogamer makes some good points on this as well. The majority of games on Youtube that usually benefit the most from Youtube LPs tend to be indie games which are much more dependent on exposure and word of mouth. The other problem with Youtube is that unless you are very notable like say PewDiePie then its just not a viable long term profession. Try guessing how much money the average Youtuber makes. With Angry Joe I find it stupid how he acted like he spent so much on his Wii U when in actuality it was gifted to him by fans and he didn't spend a cent. You know I have a strong feeling he knew his MP10 video would get striked which would give him an excuse to make a reaction video which would guarantee him half a million views. I do think the self entitled attitude of some of these LPrs is getting ridiculous. When you monetize a video you are pretty much profiting off someone elses work. Its not simply Nintendo either. A lot of companies as of late are starting to take Youtube plagiarism more seriously. I find it painfully ironic that the loudest critics on this are the people who have practically NEVER done Nintendo content at all. I dont see Chuggaconroy who happens to be a pretty big Youtuber or the Runaway Guys, PBG, or Jontron, or Projared, making any fuss over it. If Nintendo doesn't understand the capability of Youtube then why did they invite several notable Youtube people like ProJared to preview Splatoon. A lot of it does seem like Nintendo wanting to control their message. The way I see it Nintendo has basically lost faith in the gaming media and I can't blame them gaming journalism has become an absolute joke. Its obvious they now want to present their message and games in a way that is not twisted or distorted by the press filter. They can't stop a major news site like IGN from saying bad things about their games but on Youtube its a different story. It has less to do with censoring criticism and more about protecting their brand from potential misrepresentation. I certainly wouldn't want someone like PewDiePie doing my games if I were Nintendo considering he is not a very good person from what I hear

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#50

Wolfgabe commented on Video: Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Mark...:

@TwilightAngel I believe the dev also said a mute button is not a viable solution likely because of all the easy work arounds for it. From what I understand most people prefer to turn off team chat anyway because they know its mostly likely to be a massive troll fest. What is the point of including something like VC if most people are likely to turn it off