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Mon 30th January, 2012

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ajcismo commented on Veronica Mars Star Kristen Bell Reveals Her Fo...:

My wife and I are about to have a baby in the very near future. Chances are I'll be spending less time with a controller in my hand, but I have kept most of my games and consoles from the last 2 decades. I'm very much looking forward to down the road and playing all of these games from various systems with my child as it grows up. Can't wait, really.



ajcismo commented on Review: Mach Rider (3DS eShop):

I love the expositions that so many older titles have and share. Simple, to the point, no huge plot to deal with, just race and blow stuff up. Fun game, I remember renting it several times as a wee lad.



ajcismo commented on Nintendo of America Launches eShop Indie Website:

Its a nice start and the layout and info are helpful and effective... But... Wouldn't it be nice to also purchase the titles from the site and they download to your Wii U/3DS automatically? Like while at work/school etc, so its ready to go when you get home. I'm sure we'll get there someday, baby steps.



ajcismo commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

Couldn't possibly care less if a game is online or not. I know I'm in the minority on this but playing against people online lost its luster years ago. Much prefer single campaigns with the occasional local multi-player if the wife and I have people over.



ajcismo commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

Personally, I like the gamepad. Even if its just for a map or inventory it sure beats having to pull up another screen, thereby breaking up the action and flow.
I swear this is the only industry where devs are able to complain and moan and its accepted while the consumer is ignored when they do it. Think about it, if you went to Twitter or FB and complained about doing a job for a company and argued with a consumer base, I'm sure your employer wouldn't take kindly to it.
Please watch the profanity — TBD



ajcismo commented on Video: What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like...:

Such a goldmine of opportunity. Some would complain about making HD ports of their Wii hits since they're not new games, but you can't tell me they wouldn't sell well. Maybe boost a few Wii U numbers in the process.



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

All of this excuse garbage is going to get even more interesting as the year goes on and the Xbone is selling as well as the Wii U. Leaving only the PS4 (and PS3/360) as the only supposed "profitable" consoles left for 3rd parties.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros pumps out 4 new LEGO games on all systems and they make money.



ajcismo commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Diddy Kong Racing:

I remember being skeptical of this game, until my buddy brought it over and we had a marathon session of racing back in college. So much fun, it became part of our regular rotation with Mario Kart 64 and Goldeneye. Ahh good times.



ajcismo commented on AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact...:

I'm down with the whole thing. The guy see's an opportunity in the market and wants to capitalize. If he's getting under the skin of the major 3rd parties with his pressers, I say more power to him.
Note to the NL staff: Please don't call an American Football QB "tasty"... Living in an NFL town, that just sounds creepy.



ajcismo commented on Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With ...:

The mind is still boggled that the handheld and console departments were so separate for so long. My dream of a huge iTunes-like Nintendo digital online store with their entire back catalog available and ready to play on whatever system I want inches closer to reality.



ajcismo commented on Nintendo to Step Up Character IP Licensing, In...:

Sounds like you cats in the NL office have had a busy morning.

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if we see animated features like the old Mario Bros cartoon revived or maybe a live-action Metroid movie (which could very well be pretty awesome).



ajcismo commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

The DS thing is nice, I could see myself enjoying Phantom Hourglass (or Dragon Warrior, like that'll ever happen) on the gamepad, sure.
But their entire back catalog should be available for digital download. NES-Wii, including other systems they have the rights to.



ajcismo commented on Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Respo...:

Whoopie doo. Maybe they can take some of that salary they were supposed to get and put it into Marketing and Promotion.
I get that people are impressed by their honor and difference in culture, but they're taking cuts because of lousy business decisions that have been going on for years.



ajcismo commented on Review: Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES):

Here you go Nintendo: Put Mario Bros. on smartphones, charge 99 cents for a level or 2 and watch as a nice stream of revenue starts flowing in. And all it cost you was to hire someone to write a few lines of code from a 31 year old game into a smartphone app.
Its suited for short burst play. 1 or 2 levels is all a lot of people would play anyways. They wet their whistle, you get a buck, pretty fair deal.
Then offer the full version for $4.99, which is fair to everyone who bought it on the Wii U/3DS. For everyone who did already buy it on console, give them a free copy for their phones as a goodwill gesture.



ajcismo commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

Excellent article. The inside perspective is nice, especially since its a real persons opinion and not an "anonymous source".
Totally agree that the most important thing Nintendo needs to do is revise its marketing strategy. Or maybe get one.



ajcismo commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

An official Nintendo app is more or less long overdue. Integrating it with Nintendo Zone, Miiverse, and the eShop would be nice and the right thing to do.
Personally, I'd love to see them create an iTunes-type store and have it be part of their rumored app. All of their back catalog, plus other systems they own the rights to, available for digital download. Just like how movies and music are sold (and rented). How could that not make money?



ajcismo commented on Ninterview: Stepping Into The Nintendo Arcade:

The city I live in had an 80s retro arcade show at the local museum all summer long. Several machines were playable (on free play) and featured many Nintendo cabinets from back in the day. Great article, enjoyed it, takes me back to working in an arcade in the early 90s.



ajcismo commented on Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U...:

It may all be rumor and speculation, which obviously we all hope thats as far as it goes. But these rumors usually have a sliver of truth to them.
This is why I constantly question Mr.Iwata's leadership. He needs to get on his Luigi-phone and do whatever he can to keep games like this coming to Nintendo systems. Sitting in your office in Kyoto and not doing anything is not what is called for here.



ajcismo commented on Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States E...:

Meh, since they don't do Tiger Woods anymore, something that would've been perfect for Wii U, I don't really give a frogs butt about what they have to say about anything.
Being the most hated company in America 2 years running and losing several of their top people since December (6?), I think they have their own problems.



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

Nintendo has always touted the fact that they march to their own beat... and it worked for quite a long time. Of course, until now. Really the last 3 years or so. Changing what you've been doing as a business philosophy for decades can't be easy. I'd love to see what the overall mood is over in Kyoto right now, especially amongst the people down in the trenches. It is still all about the games in the end, no matter what direction they decide to go. Morale is important and I don't want to see it affect the future products.



ajcismo commented on Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North Ameri...:

Maybe we're getting more than 1 VC game this week and NoA is leaking the lesser known title early? Meanwhile, on Thursday we get LttP and SMB3 along with MBJ.
Yeah, and maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt too.