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Mon 30th Jan 2012

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ajcismo commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

Disc cases are like album covers. Sometimes they're more entertaining than the games themselves. And there is something cool about being able to look at your game collection, like a movie collection.
That being said, the convenience of downloading games when you've got a small child around is priceless. Spent the extra cash on a good exterior drive for the U and SD card for the 3DS. I never worry about him getting into my collection and the chances of my wife and I leaving a disc laying around are minimal since I've been downloading nearly everything. Sure, some games might warrant a physical copy purchase (Like the Xenoblade X special edition). But for a guy who just wants to jump right into a game and not worry about where he might find it in a few days, or God forbid, it gets damaged or broken, downloading has been the way to go.



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Five Key Challenges Nintendo Fa...:

3 things that are important to me, even though in all honesty I'll have the NX preordered and picked up at midnight launch no matter what.
1) stay far far away from the Wii name.
2) account system and all my downloaded Wii U VC games making the transfer to the NX right off the bat.
3) a proper marketing campaign. Any marketing campaign would be better than what they did with the U.



ajcismo commented on The NES is Now 30 Years Old:

Not my first system (that honor goes to Colecovision), but the system that holds the keys to so many great memories as a kid in the 80s. Happy birthday NES.



ajcismo commented on Rumour: A List of Unreleased Titles for the eS...:

Why spend money on producing Nintendo Directs when you can have leaks like this happen for free?
I was more surprised by the sheer number of titles more than anything. Granted, several will never make it out of Japan, but the list is much longer than I thought.



ajcismo commented on Review: Defense Dome (Wii U eShop):

Had to look that up on Wiki, looks like the XBox360 got an HD remake back in 2007. Seems there was a Jaguar version back in the 90s too. It just doesn't seem the same without a trackball pinching your fingers though.



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.