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Wolfgabe

Wolfgabe

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Wolfgabe

#1

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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#2

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

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#8

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourf...:

I do believe it has the potential to strike a chord with the mainstream which should technically lead to more sales if Nintendo plays their cards right. Part of the reason I think Wii U has been like it is is because its been seen less as mainstream and more of a niche console. If Nintendo does a good job getting the word out this can be a major hit. If you look at the sales history of COD you can see that sales have been on a decline of sorts in recent years. Ghosts as much it sold was actually the worst selling game in the series. It just goes to show people are likely beginning to get tired of the same old gritty shooters.

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#10

Wolfgabe commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

To those of you complaining about voice chat several devs have been debating on how important it really is
http://playeressence.com/multiple-developers-discuss-whether-voice-chat-is-crucial-to-online-multiplayer/

I think some of the devs make some pretty good points here. I noticed this particular comment that caught my attention was this

Marc Duarte
Just because you have the option available to implement a certain feature in your game doesn't mean you should always use it. if you do, it should be done on a case-to-case basis, not collectively just for the sake of having it. It doesn't matter whether it's considered an "industry standard" or not as some people like to continually spout off. Games should be unique experiences with features tailored to the gameplay, not gameplay tailored to the features. Uniformity gets old really fast and kills creativity because precious time and energy are spent implementing these many features instead of focusing on the fun aspect of the game itself, which should always have the highest priority. Nintendo is one of the few developers who seem to get it, which is why their games are considered some of the best in existence.

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#11

Wolfgabe commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

His reasoning makes a lot of sense actually. I cant say I have had a lot of good experiences with voice chat myself. I tried playing with a mic in TF2 and I certainly regretted it. Being a family friendly company its understandable Nintendo would want to avoid all the toxicity and negativity that often comes woth voice chat and for thise who pull the strategy argument I suggest you look up Ventrillo Rage videos

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#12

Wolfgabe commented on Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your ...:

Yeesh people need to ease up a bit. It never hurts to try and Nintendo did say nearly any character is eligable regardless of origin. Although I can see how this would be unlikely considering Meat Boy's nature and his moveset. Also have you seen that OWI is encouraging people to vote for Abe? Now it may not look like but Oddworld actually has been on Nintendo systems before if you count the Gameboy games

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#15

Wolfgabe commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

While I do agree that parents need to take more responsibility for what their kids play I think this is the wrong way to go about it. People complain all the time about COD being infested with 12 year olds it because uninformed parents bought the game because their kid wanted it without even considering the content and whether or not it was right for his/her age. Its pretty sad that the majority of parents are to ignorant to do their research properly

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#19

Wolfgabe commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

I think some people are overreacting here. No where does it say they are actually abandoning consoles. Iwata stated that smartphone games will be original dedicated titles. This pretty much falls in line with his previous statement of using smart devices to leverage the Nintendo brand. This is huge and makes good business sense

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#21

Wolfgabe commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

People are complaining about no online. Seriously when will people ever learn that online multiplayer in a game like Mario Party simply would not work well from a design perspective

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#25

Wolfgabe commented on Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, ...:

@Peach64 3DS still had several solid titles this year Smash, Pokemon ORAS, Fantasy Life, Kirby Triple Deluxe, the problem has less to do with taste and more with the fact that 3DS was essentially snubbed entirely which is kinda insulting. And you argument with the metascore isnt really fair since mobile games tend to be much more frequent and numerous release wise compared to 3DS games

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#26

Wolfgabe commented on Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, ...:

@Quorthon You miss the point greatly. Sure MK8 might seem like more of the same but its a very solid game at that and one of the best Mario Karts yet to say that it wasnt GOTY material is nonsense. You wonder how people can play the same games every generation and not get tired of them? Well have you ever considered that Nintendo only puts out new installments in ther major franchises usually once or twice a generation rather than releasing say a new Mario Kart ever year. This helps stave off franchise fatigue and make each new game feel fresh and they certainly take their time and put in a solid effort hence why the launch of a New Mario Kart or Smash is considered by many to be a major event each generation. You say how they didnt change anything hmm lets see new tracks check, new characters check, improved online check, DLC with guest character, check, new items check, better balance check, You want a real example of changing nothing at all go ask COD

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#28

Wolfgabe commented on Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comc...:

@Einherjar As several have pointed out the game was already funded they just put in additional streach goals as an extra incentive and the whole radfem deal as khaosklub pointed out involved little more than people getting worked up over nothing because she drew herself as beck and joked about him being female. Remember this is the internet we are talking about here where things have a way of getting blown out of proportion pretty easily

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#31

Wolfgabe commented on TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and ...:

@Quorthon What you fail to realize is that we are talking about a dev that has had a very close relationship with Nintendo for many years so its understandable some people would feel betrayed and the reasoning the guy put is just stupid and piss poor no matter how you try to spin it

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#37

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

Letsb face it they are right in a way in America there are plenty of stupid people out there who cant even tell the difference between products and dont even bother to do their research. I always feel the people who blast Nintendo's decisions never bother to examine it from a retailer or business perspective. Even in Japan the New XL is the more popular model. They have reason to feel the XL is better suited for the American market since bigger screens seems to be the popular trend here from what I have sen and a lot of people generally prefer larger screens when it comes to handhelds. The problem with releasing the smaller model is that it may not sell well. If you read on of NLs previous articles part of it could hae to do with Nintendo attempting to streamline their inventory. People also need to realize the American handheld market is completely different from the EU and Japanese ones. Complaining abd blasting them on internet message boards solves nothing. Usually the minority tends to be loudest. Ouright trashing a company because they dont release a system in the size or color you want is just petty and stupid and Dr Awkward above me here makes a pretty good point too

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#39

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

I think this is being blown way outta proportion. Market factors do play a big part in this. When you consider that Nintendo is already struggling for decent shelf space at it is coupled with the need for retailers to allocate even more room for the face plates along with the potential for even more confusion with all the different models on the market and they have good reason to hold of on the smaller system. When you think about it a lot of it meant to help reduce confusion sure it may seem stupid from a gamers perspective but what about the parents who cant tell the difference between and don't know what to buy their kid. When you have the 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, New 3DS, and New 3DS XL that would be very confusing for an average person. But now if a person walks into a store looking for a 3DS it will be much simpler because he has the choice of a 3DS, 2DS, or New 3DS XL. In a way it is giving people more options because you now have the regular 3DS for causal people, the 2DS as a budget alternative for younger kids and the New 3DS for enthusiast users. They sort of have reason to go by numbers since from what I understand the 3DS didn't really start to take off until the XL released. If they end up making XL sized faceplates this whole missue wiull be rendered moot

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#42

Wolfgabe commented on Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgott...:

Any awards show that does not recognize dedicated handhelds should rightfully be considered a complete joke. The fact they don't consider Smash Bros one of the best handheld games of 2014 not GOTY material is an absolute travesty

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#45

Wolfgabe commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

Appearently most people didn't read the entire thing. They stated they tried implementing a form of in game communication but it wasn't working out so they cut it. By the way they worded it they seem to be referring to random matches. It really disgusts me how people are now talking down this game simply because of somethinng like voice chat. This sort of feature creeping is getting ridiculous and its a problem because it makes people judge a game based on what it does or doesn't have rather than the gameplay itself. It makes sense in a way to limit vc to friends in a way because it common knowledge that most people are more comfortable talking to people they know rather than random strangers. The whole strategy and cooridnation argument doesn't hold much water to me either because comparing Splatoon to say COD or Rainbow Six is stupid. When you look at Splatoon in general there isn't a whole lot of complex strategy involved since your objective is relatively straight forward just paint more of the map than the other team. From my expereince with online games like TF2 in many cases most people don't really use voice chat for strategy at all they use it for is to annoy people and make things miserable for the people who are actually trying to play the game trust me no other game will make you despise mic spam more

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#46

Wolfgabe commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

First off the keyword here is matched. The lack of voice chat doesn't really have to do with Nintendo being stupid or ignorant. According to part of the interview they tried implementing a system where you could give orders to your team mates but they dropped it because they found matches were too fast and hectic for it to be really useful. I would be perfectly fine with just pre made messages. This sort of feature creeping is getting annoying. People also need to remember as great of an idea vc is on paper it also opens up a big door for a lot of spam and verbal abuse which is understandably a risk Nintendo isn't willing to take. Is it really that hard to set up a skype chat anyway? Also it said clearly in the interview they tried in match communication but it didn't work out

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#47

Wolfgabe commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

In regards to amiibos I don't think anyone not even Nintendo was expecting them to take off like they did. To put it in perspective I just found recently at Best Buy they have outpaced Skylanders and are neck and neck with DI. The majority of the issues are obviously a result of Nintendo being caught off guard by the unexpected demand

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#50

Wolfgabe commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

@Peach64 Yeah like a survey is actually representative of the entire region. We don't even know how many people were questioned in that survey anyway. Lets face it UK to me is practically nothing without the rest of Europe and I recently found earlier its been doing quite decently in France http://playeressence.com/nintendo-of-france-gives-more-sales-numbers-for-wii-u-3ds/ Also the point is Wii U is improving and there have been many signs that perception is in fact changing for the better. From what I hear it was essentially 200k above last years numbers which isn't a bad improvement. There is a reason some people call UK Sony and MS land the only things that seem to sell in UK happen to be COD, MADDEN, AND FIFA. Its not really a fair comparison anyway since when put up against the US UK is the smaller market.