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Mon 30th January, 2012

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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.



ajcismo commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

All I know is whatever Big N has planned, it will have nothing to do with anything Sony, MS, EA, Ubisoft, and Activision want or do.
In fact, I'd be willing to bet that Nintendo has been purposely burning its 3rd party bridges these past few years just to see where the industry was going, just to deviate from it even more.



ajcismo commented on Donkey Kong Grabs a Place in List of Highest-G...:

Grew up in the arcade, even working for one in High School. I remember lines 20 deep for Street Fighter II, NBA Jam tournaments and using a paperclip to rig a Mortal Kombat machine for free play. Shame they're all but extinct now.



ajcismo commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

Those of you calling for Big N to implement disc media usage on their next console (CD, DVD, etc...) keep dreaming. Nintendo will NEVER pay the Consortium for usage on their consoles in order to keep costs down. They're even part of all of the Consortium's, but it will never happen.



ajcismo commented on Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Sma...:

I admit I'm quite critical of Mr.Iwata on some of his decisions over the years, but there's no denying his knowledge and love of the industry. I know a lot of managers who won't lift a finger to help in the trenches in any line of work. He's certainly one of a kind.