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Mon 30th January, 2012

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ajcismo commented on Men Suspected of Planning Pokémon World Cham...:

This is getting to be almost a daily routine here. Using social media to make threats, brag, and try to gain their 15 minutes of fame through violence. In a way they got their wish: their names, arrest and intent are all now part of the news cycle. I wish there was a way to curb sorry individuals like this by not giving them the fame they look for, but it is truly news and needs to be reported.



ajcismo commented on Mario History: Mario Tennis - 2000:

I remember back in the day both games getting some love. (Sorry)
Wasn't into tennis games at the time, they weren't really my racquet. (Ugh)
Picked up a copy of the GBC Mario Tennis years later, found it quite fun. It's rpg elements giving it an advantage over its N64 counterpart. (So sorry, I'll stop)



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

There should be a "running of Nintendo" sim (Nintendo's Ambition perhaps?), since speculating about Big N's future has been a favorite hobby of gamers and analysts for years. Michael Pachter could finally do all the evil things he's wanted to do to Ninty from the comfort of his own couch.



ajcismo commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Releases Statement on the Pas...:

I might not have always agreed with his policies, but he was truly an innovator who loved his job and bringing joy to millions of people. A CEO who brought his personality, heart, and soul into an industry where the top brass is usually pretty stuffy. A glass was raised in your honor last night sir.



ajcismo commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

Been saying for years that the Big N needs new leadership at the top, usually it's met with disdain, now I get to beat that drum again.
Can it be any more obvious that this company is completely out of touch with the West by the continued head scratching moves it makes? The 3rd party abandonment, the horrible press that is ignored, the call for an account system constantly ignored, the severe (almost comical) lack of relevant advertising, game droughts that last for months, and well, we all saw what E3 looked like this year. I could go on, but the point is made.



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Really do love my Wii U, it's probably my 2nd favorite all time system behind the 'Cube. But I can't help but wonder how it's lifespan would've been different had Big N handled things "better" from the start.
-Actual and active marketing.
-Account system.
-The name. Just slapping a 2 after a Wii would've been better.
-And some better PR/damage control after a TON of initial negative press the system had after launch.



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets...:

All I have to do is look at the massive dropped ball opportunity that Nintendo had when Dancing with the Stars did a Mario-themed dance and it was followed up commercially by... nothing. NOTHING.
Splatoon, MK8, SSB, have all had their dedicated commercials, but still nothing like the campaigns that MS/Sony have been running for years. I'm sorry, but as much as I love the Big N, their marketing strategies are weak and uninspired.



ajcismo commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:

Reggie using his hands on the old NES Power Pad literally made me laugh out loud... really took me back.
Loving Big N's approach to E3. Its supposed to be fun, and they're making it that way. Curious to see if MS/Sony will be trying to follow suit.



ajcismo commented on Feature: What NEC And Hudson Did Next: The Dis...:

I remember a friend in college having a TurboGrafx-16, but didn't know there was a followup console that never made it over the pond. Amazing how much of a mess the console wars were in the way back of the early 90s. Neat article, great read on a saturday morning, keep these little history lessons coming.



ajcismo commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Voted for Sheena from Tales of Symphonia on the SSB website. Simply because I've never heard or seen her mentioned in any polls and I think her move set would be unique with the elemental cards and martial arts.



ajcismo commented on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk ...:

No interest here. Making a mediocre game is one thing, but to purposely add in subject matter to gain attention and sales based on controversy doesn't win me over. To each their own, I guess, just not my cup of tea.



ajcismo commented on Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop):

What a great quarter muncher. Really brings me back to the days of working in an arcade as a teenager. Might have to run the headphone jack through the home stereo on "11" to get the full effect of the audio. Great review, got me hyped.



ajcismo commented on Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed...:

They looked like they were having fun, shows how well Nintendo makes their games for all ages.
We're not that far away from the 1st generation of gamers getting to retirement age, have to wonder if its going to be an emerging market in the next decade.



ajcismo commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

I've been saying for years that proper marketing of their goods and services would've improved so many aspects of their sales. Sony/MS has spent a ton of money on marketing campaigns and it's paid off. Nintendo? They have a themed dance on one of the highest rated programs in North America, something that had to be approved by NoA, and it's followed up by ZERO Nintendo products in the shows commercials. It's frustrating and their numbers will never change if they continue to drop the ball at opportunities like that.