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Tue 2nd Apr 2013

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armondo36 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

As much as I love Mario games, this is Nintendo's problem in a nutshell. What ELSE are they working on? What are they bringing to E3? All we ever hear about is Mario or Zelda or Pokémon. The fans are practically begging for a new Starfox or f-zero or metroid or any of a dozen other franchises, but all Nintendo wants to do is Mario. I'm concerned that they were so noncommittal about which platform, as well. Its felt lately as if Nintendo plans to let the Wii U die quietly after Zelda comes out...



armondo36 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

I think Nintendo finds itself in a position that could strengthen them in the long run. They're in third place, yes. But this gives them the chance to just make games. To just turn as many of the 100 million+ Wii owners into Wii u owners as they can. They can't really abandon the Wii u yet anyway, so search the world for new game ideas. Find talented but unappreciated developers. Make games Sony and Microsoft won't. Come up with a realistic lifetime sales figure you can live with, and innovate your way there. I think the Wii u is a fantastic system, it just hasn't been well handled...



armondo36 commented on Talking Point: The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Expos...:

There are a couple of reasons for these issues. One, many gamers love to spout about how powerful their chosen system is, even though the most powerful console rarely sells the most units. Secondly, game developers are not good at communicating the innovations of their games. What they are good at is telling you polygon counts and other developer-speak that too many gamers think automatically translates into fun games. And fun IS the point...isn't it?