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ajcismo

ajcismo

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ajcismo

#2

ajcismo commented on Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Ann...:

Marketing makes the world go 'round. If Mercedes sells more cars and Mario sells more Wii U's, then good for them. Hopefully the Powers in Kyoto take note that proper advertising works and should continue.

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#3

ajcismo commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I do annual play-thru's on Wind Waker (my personal fave), Ocarina and Twilight Princess.
Its a fun poll, but asking Zelda fans what their favorite game is in the series is like asking what their favorite ice cream is... you'll get a different answer every time.

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#5

ajcismo commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

Was unwinding last night with some DQIV, thinking to myself how great it would be if DQX made its way to the U.S....
Articles like this frustrate me, especially when my wife laughs at my suggestions we should move to Japan. :-)

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#9

ajcismo commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:

Its amazing the cultural philosophy of different gaming companies...

Mr.Miyamoto is a brilliant man, has seen it all and still claims that he (and Nintendo as a whole) need to continue to be more creative to help drive the industry.

Meanwhile, just days before, EA head Peter Moore goes on about how EA will no longer support the handheld industry, thereby being less creative and choking the industry.

Same planet, different worlds.

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#11

ajcismo commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platfo...:

Being charged twice for the same VC game on my Wii U and 3DS drives me crazy and I have expressed this to Nintendo on several occasions. If I'm paying for the Rights and License to run the game on a particular system, than that should carry over to any other system I own as long as I'm not violating the Fine Print (piracy, re-dist, etc...). Its difficult because I refuse to buy the same game twice, so I have to be careful as to which system I want a particular VC title to be on.

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#12

ajcismo commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

Other cars I'd like to see, if only for the fact it would really annoy some people:
-any late 70s/early 80s AMC Eagle or Pacer, with rust.
-Limo from Cannonball Run w/chimp
-Adam West version Batmobile
-Austin "Danger" Powers Jaguar E-type Union Jack model
and
-The scooter from Dumb and Dumber
(seriously, lighten up if optional, free DLC of an actual car upsets you that much... maybe set the controller down for a bit and try a funny movie, like Spaceballs)

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#16

ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

To me, the whole point of Mii's are to make gaming more interactive. Why make it a unique selling point with the Wii U if its not being used in what might be the biggest game of the holiday season? I would've been more shocked had Nintendo kept Mii out.

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#20

ajcismo commented on Interview: Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris...:

@Nintenjoe64
Those of us who grew up gaming in the 80s and 90s also had the one place where there were no cheat codes, no mods (except maybe free-play), no flame wars or trolling and you proved your dominance on a level field: The Arcade. Ahhh good times, cue old guy music.

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#21

ajcismo commented on Interview: Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris...:

Great interview. I was in high school and then college during the height of the console wars and had no idea how much the internal friction at Sega had influenced the results that we're all still feeling today. There was little on the internet in general, so most of us gamers had to rely on magazines (which were sometimes months behind on news and didn't publish anything that the companies in question wouldn't want published since they were also advertisers) and simple word-of-mouth at a game or comics store (which was probably 97% bs).
@ MAB: Word up dude. I had an SNES, my buddy had a Genesis, we would literally spend every friday night at one of our houses with a bunch of game rentals from our respective systems and it was awesome.

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#22

ajcismo commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

No complaints here. Fantastic control (I'd expect nothing less from Nintendo) and baby-bottom smooth framerates are all I've seen. Even my wife has been impressed. Only problem has been the weathers been so nice here we haven't had much chance to play.

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#24

ajcismo commented on Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, an...:

I remember those days fondly. Going over to a buddys house to play Madden and Golden Axe on his Genesis, good times. Can only imagine how out of control the Trolling would've gotten had the internet been around back then.

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#25

ajcismo commented on Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will T...:

Easiest and best way to 1 million sales? Nintendo, I have your answer...

Try some advertising. I know, I know, sounds nutty, even downright insane. Make it fun, heck, you don't even have to show the game, but maybe lose the family on the couch routine. Sony ran PS4 ads for 6 months that didn't show anything but dudebros singing and explosions. Have some guy in a Link costume hack away at some Orc-like creatures then slap the Hyrule Warriors name and a Wii U at the end and put it on TV. You might get some sales and even gasp sell a few U's in the process.

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#26

ajcismo commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Nintendo changes nothing from past MKs: people complain.
Nintendo makes changes from past MKs: people complain.
How about: biggest title Nintendo releases till winter thats getting all sorts of buzz, so I'll write an off the wall review about racism to get more web hits and hopefully noticed.

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#34

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

@ MoonKnight7
Its cool dude. I stand behind my opinion, knowing full well that it might draw some heat, and will respond and back it up accordingly. Its a good discussion and everyone has been respectful. I think we're all after the same thing here, wanting Ninty to do well.

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#36

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

@ Unca_Lz
If that's all you've gotten out of what I said, then yes, it is. And sorry buddy, but they would listen to reason in a financial meeting. Spending money on marketing can, and will, yield more results if its used properly. NOT marketing the Wii U in any form, like what they've been doing, has been the biggest blunder in Nintendo's history. I say bigger than the VB. Abandoning a system that's selling poorly when there is an incredible amount of untapped possibility is foolish. There is still plenty of time to give the Wii U a push, I get the sense that they're being stubborn to save face. Keep pushing the 3DS, I have no problem with that, my family has 3 of them (and 1 Wii U). Its a pain in the butt having to keep track of 3 different accounts however...

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#37

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

@ ScorpionMG & PJR0cks
Don't get me wrong, I agree that they're making steps in the right direction and I'm just as pumped about MK8 as the next guy. Mr.Iwata even seems like a really good, funny guy. My whole point is that sometimes change is a good, and necessary, thing for growth. A new person at the top doing things differently could very well shake the industry up. Or at least let the world know that Nintendo means business. They should be leading the industry, and right now they're just sort of marching to their own beat in it with Iwata in charge.

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#38

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

@ScorpionMG
Too little, too late for me. I don't have any fancy quotes or numbers to show off, just my own observations as a gamer and consumer for, lets just say a long time.
-Unified account system. If they want to concentrate on selling more 3DS's and linking them with Wii U's then this is a must. Its a must anyways and completely ridiculous that this isn't around already. Completely unacceptable.
-NFC is nice and all, but again, this should've been done long before Disney jumped in, and even Skylanders. Pokemon had toyed with the idea years ago but nobody ran with it until Skylanders made a obscene amount of money with it.
-Advertising and the name Wii U. This horse has been beaten to the point of comedy. Thinking they're saving money by going the cheapest route possible on marketing has been a massive blunder, and the name "Wii U"... ugh. Even Wii2 makes more sense and is easier to get across to the consumer.
-VC and nostalgia. Again, speaks for itself. Why aren't all past 1st party Nintendo games available for digital download? Great question. The eShop should be like iTunes with digital movies by the bucket full. Its not, and its an untapped source of revenue. Thinking the consumer will buy more when less is offered is foolish and not in tune with what your consumer wants.
-3rd party support. The minute that EA and others decided they didn't want to deal with Kyoto anymore, or worse yet become the butt-end to Twitter jokes, Satoru should've jumped on a plane, or dialed up his Mario phone and put a stop to this. Yes, EA sucks, but if you want people to buy your system, you need these titles.

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#39

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

Part of me just wants to go off half-cocked and scream "FIRE IWATA!". But I realize that it's just not that simple. However...
Mr.Iwata needs to go, now.
Its hard for me to get behind Satoru when he refuses to listen to the consumer and ignore some very simple steps that would bring people to the Wii U. Concentrating on the 3DS is not the answer.
New blood is needed, a fresh perspective. Someone who's going to do things differently, like say, put some money in the advertising budget. I'd like to see some passion at the top, not another apology followed by another year/quarter (whatever) of doing the same darn thing.

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#40

ajcismo commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Time to dust off my "FIRE IWATA" sign. Seriously, marketing, are you familiar with the concept in Kyoto? Where I live the marketing for MK8 has been as follows: news release by Nintendo, gets picked up by gaming outlets, financial sites report Ninty is doomed, nobody knows what a Wii U is outside of gamers, a PS4 ad runs on my tv, repeat. Its so frustrating.

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#43

ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of...:

I'm glad that Mr.Iwata and company are once again following their own path and not conforming to what the Western Media wants: Doing things just like MS/Sony.
I know we're all excited for E3, but after following the event for years and years (never been to one unfortunately) its grown, well, stale to me with the way its stage format is ran.
Nintendo will have its share of critics, as always, before and after the event. I hope these new formats they're trying turns heads and gets people excited regardless. Which is what E3 is all about.

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#44

ajcismo commented on Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii ...:

Betcha a dollar Ubi looked at their projected numbers for year-end Wii U sales, figuring in MK8 & SSB bundles & what Nintendo is projecting themselves, and realized things aren't as horrible as whats being made out in the media.

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#49

ajcismo commented on Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The En...:

I've seen a few TV spots on MK8 where I live. No where near what should be considered acceptable for such a high profile title.

Mr. Iwata's job is at stake here, quite frankly I would've thought he'd give the green light on increasing the advertising budget to capitalize on a weak gaming market in May.