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billychaos commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

Many people forget that Satori Iwata refused to lay people off during the recent recession, instead him and a few other executives at Nintendo took a large pay cut. Selfless businessmen like him are very rare. Having been layed off before, this is truly an amazing act.



billychaos commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

First, I want to say I'm not trying to troll your statement or anything. My mother passed away at age 54 a decade ago for very similar reasons which led to Gall bladder Cancer. Unfortunately, there is no 'reason' known why this happens. There is very little research in these types of cancers. The doctor directly told this to my family followed by statement '...there's nothing more we can do.' Naturally, my family almost tore itself apart trying to point the finger at reasons why this happened. It's hard to accept, but it just happens.
I can only hope that Iwata did not suffer as much as my mother did. It was very painful to watch her go through it. My heart sincerely goes out to his family and loved ones.



billychaos commented on Australian Rating Confirms That ZombiU is Shuf...:

When zombi U was released it had a lot of negative reviews and comments. Why do I get the feeling the game will be the same (minus wii u pad), but perhaps have higher resolution graphics and somehow this will make it 'one of the best games reviewers ever played this generation'... I've seen this story so many times.



billychaos commented on Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing ...:

I don't understand all horrible presentation statements. nintendos presentauon was excellent. It seems there is a divide betwwn what Nintendo is doing and what e3 veiwers see. First thing, Nintendo doesnt seem to put priority to giving game information through e3. They made that clear when they opted out of full presentaions. Nintendo Direct was created to be the official channel of Nintendo information.

Personally, i think Nintendo should bail out of e3 to avoid all the confusion. However, as a gaming company they see the importance of having a presence, even a small on, at an entertainment expo. The miiverse, nintendo direct, and the former nintendo club surveys are the most reliable forms of communication Nintendo has. Most negative comment about nintendo games come from gamers that do not own Nintendo games or Nintendo hardware. E3 is not the dominant source of Nintendos true audience, hence programs like nindies@home and Best buy demo events. I see this years e3 event as a presentation for the dominant e3 goers... the 'others' so to say.
You can pretty much gaurantee that after e3 is done, the next Nintendo direct will have all the exciting news we as fans expect. I apologize in advance for any typos, I'm writing this from a cell phone. 😊



billychaos commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (North America):

Splatoon most likely Server Load Testing. great idea. More games should do this in some form. Almost like a beta demo or something. EAs Simcity should have done that. I like how it is split inti three sessions. That way you can tweak them in the downtime.



billychaos commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Personally, I think it's more appropriate for Nintendo to make a tablet. I wouldn't be surprised if they actually make a tablet before this generation is over. A stand alone tablet that could double as a wii u gamepad as well. It just seems like the kind of thing they would do (thinking along the lines of wii remote plus).



billychaos commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

I think that data is as good as garbage. I never heard of Infoscout and they don't even appear as a registered company ( I think that's just some blog of people that just get data from unreliable sources. Wait for the NPD data.

I did a little snooping around on those guys. Their data seems like it would be very unreliable. They collect it from customer surveys from an app (that's only available on android and ios). That alone would produce such skewed data that would be useless for the grand picture. I reiterate what I said before. Wait for the NPD data.



billychaos commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

I think this will flop. In my opinion, Ubisoft made a terrible mistake releasing this game at this time. They should have done it earlier or later. Most Wii U gamers who would consider this game, will most like be focusing on Smash Bros. right about now.



billychaos commented on Nintendo 64x64: Tetrisphere:

so many people disliked this game but this was actually one of my favorite games on the n64. It had some of the best video game music at the time. I keep hoping it comes to virtual console but I doubt it.



billychaos commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

One of my favorite smash brothers memories. Set Jigglypuff to max difficulty, grab two friends and you all team up to defeat her. That was so much fun. And Jigglypuff was actually difficult at max settings, sometimes we would wipe.



billychaos commented on Review: Plain Video Poker (3DS eShop):

I like this game a lot. It is for a specific kind of person (people who actually gamble). Any alterations to it would make it not seem authentic. The reason people like me buy games like this is to practice a strategy without wasting any money. $2.99 down the drain is nothing compared to $299 down the drain. I guess only gamblers understand.



billychaos commented on Satoru Iwata Recovering From Surgery To Remove...:

Wow that's rough. Hope he recovers and it turns out to be nothing. Speaking from my past experiences with lost family members, issues like that are really scary. It's like flipping a coin and saying 'heads' = your ok, 'tails' = things are going to get really, really bad soon. I hope he and anyone who goes through that come out ok.



billychaos commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

I'm looking forward to Splatoon. However, what if the 'EA' effect happens? If anyone can recall certain EA games had so much hype before the release. When it was released so many people tried to play it at once they could not support the server requirements. So many people were disappointed and eventually completely turned away from the game even after the server issues were resolved. I don't think anyone has anything positive to say about that game all because of the server issues during it's launch. It's a shame but it happens. I hope Nintendo properly prepares for Splatoon. The focus is online. If that doesn't function properly during launch, people can quickly lose interest for good.



billychaos commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approa...:

I really love the treehouse live feeds. I've been watching/listening to it non stop since it went live. I love it! I hope Nintendo continues to do such things. Up till now e3 seems like it was more for journalist. I love how Nintendo brought it straight to the consumers...finally!!!!



billychaos commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I was excited about Watch dogs till I saw they put guns it. Total turn off for me. I'm an application developer, that just seems silly to me. If you have a gun why bother hacking anonymously. It's just my option and just my feelings. I'm sure others will enjoy it.



billychaos commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

I hated this game. I immediately sold it to GameStop. Arkham City was one of my favorite Wii U games. It was so amazing how they use the gamepad features (map, voice over from the pad, touch interface for weapon switch, bat computer on the pad exclusively, motion control batterang, etc). I was so excited to play Arkham Origins expecting all this and got NOTHING! All they did with the pad is smack a laggy map on it. I was offended and sold it immediately. How do you go from one of the best uses of the Wii U game pad to not using it at all???

I wish I never bought the game in the first place. The sales should be even lower than they were in my opinion. You do half-donkey work, you get half-donkey sales.
Please watch the profanity — TBD



billychaos commented on Feature: 10 Nintendo DS Games We Want To See O...:

Phantasy Star 0
Any of the Advance Wars games

Not games but I would hope the emulation will support download play just like a physical DS would. Additionally, any game that supported online play (mario kart, metroid, phantasy star..), should utilize the Nintendo Network and allow you to play with those on your friend list. This could mean adding a Miiverse feature that would allow you to associate game specific friend codes with your Nintendo Network ID.



billychaos commented on Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Respo...:

I know a lot of people don't like Nintendo, but what an honorable company. There just aren't too many employees that have this kind of devotion much anymore (at least in America, where it's the opposite... lay off everyone else while the big wigs sit in luxury). During America's recent recession the company I worked for, absolutely refused to let anyone go during hard times. Instead they did not give anyone raises for a year (including Big wigs and the President). After they recovered, just about everyone got nice raises. A lot of people just don't understand how great it is to work for a company that are not in it for themselves. I'm glad to see this devotion Iwata and his team has.



billychaos commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

Personally, I think the entire Industry is really naive right now. The game home console interest could be taking a hit. You can pick on wii u all you want, but 3.5 million (xbox one) and 4.5 million (ps4) is nothing to celebrate right now. Unless they too can pick up sales by the end of the year, it may be proven that home console demand just isn't high anymore. Perhaps it IS mobile gaming. When I say 'mobile' I am including the 3DS which has sold roughly 42 million units to date. I feel like even Nintendo recognizes this and may switch their business focus to the 3DS (but who knows). We'll have a better idea at the end of this year.



billychaos commented on Talking Point: Claims of Wii U Third-Party Dev...:

I buy Nintendo Products to play Nintendo games. I play 3rd party games on my gaming PC. Nintendo is not failing, they are doing quite well in the big picture (big picture as including all their assets). They don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So if the Wii U is a Nintendo-Only gaming device, so be it.



billychaos commented on Video: Here's Another Chance to Check Out Nint...:

I was shocked how rude the hosts where to Reggie. Seriously, I dont know where everyone else works, but when was the last time you had a meeting or facetime with the President of your company? They basically invited the President of a top global companies who gave them the time of day. Reggie agreed and even brought along a developer (who they didn't even introduce, basically ignored him) to talk about an upcoming game, just as planned...and the host in other words said, that's all you have to say? I don't care about I'm sure Reggie's salary is multiple times mine and those hosts combined. Those guys probably have never had one on one time with the President of their own company (spike) let alone Nintendo. I have to call them morons because they don't even understand the level of their audacity. That's horrible PR for Spike as well. I know Reggie won't do this, but If I were him, i'd make a formal complaint to the President of Spike. His time is worth way to much to meet with someone like that. Donkey Kong may not be for them, but Nintendo offers those games for people who like to play them. I still can't believe the attitudes they gave him. Reggie sure has patients. I'm not even a high level Exec at my company but if an Intern or new hire gave me that kind of attitude, they'd get such an earful, they'd probably quit the next day.



billychaos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Ninte...:

people are over reacting. His words are taken way out of context. His words are not in anyway saying "we don't listen to fans". Yet that's how people are reacting. He is talking like a businessman. A better way put would have been to say " We can't use fan feedback for our final business decisions". No company should. The only thing a petition says is that fans want it. The final decision is made based on; can we do it? How much does it cost; how long will it take? Etc. Reggie (and everyone in the gaming industry) should just stop talking to gaming sites if people don't know how to remain professional.



billychaos commented on Talking Point: Moving To Smartphones Is Not Th...:

The dumbest thing any company could do, is attempt to compete by giving the competitor all their assets. The only reason Sega did what they did was because they made the decision to no longer compete. Those people need to wake up, Nintendo is the number one selling game hardware company. Don't mistake the Wii U's current situation for the Nintendo company as a whole.



billychaos commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

before people begin to panic or boast, no one has any idea how much Nintendo sales digitally. Until you get the actual number of games sold, these articles are meaningless other than to attempts to cause people anxiety or false senses of hope.



billychaos commented on Review: Wii Fit U (Wii U):

I find it so absurd when people say wii fit you is not the same as exercise. Perhaps those people need to revisit a local dictionary for what exercise is. Or perhaps, they never spent more than 10 minutes playing wii fit. Lets take Jack knife lessons on the wii fit, are you seriously saying Jack knifes on wii fit are not the same as doing Jack knifes's? Or push ups, your saying just because you are accompanied by a wii fit board somehow pushups don't count? You must be doing something terrible wrong if you believe this. Those are obvious but even doing wii fit games you are doing exercise. No you are not body-building or weight training, but the exercise in wii fit will qualify as the same strenuous exercise a doctor will recommend if you are actually doing strenuous exercise. Just like any equipment, it's only as good as how you use it. I've heard people saying *a bench press machine is not the same a doing free weight bench press. So what, your still doing bench presses and working out your chest muscles...get real people.



billychaos commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

For me, nothing has changed. Nintendo systems still have the games I want to play. I'm not big on shooters and don't like sports games. Right now Nintendo systems and PC seem to be the only systems harnessing other genres.



billychaos commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

I absolutely agree. I bought this game day one. I was not bothered by the lagging framerate, however I ended up trading the game in after roughly 25 minutes of gameplay. I was so disappointed that the developers did nothing with the Wii U gamepad. They just slapped the map on it and called it a day. Batman Arkham City took advantage of the gamepad features more than most Wii u games out there (it served as the bat computer entirely). It shows that the developers made this game for one console, then just quickly copy-and-paste the code over to another with very few modifications. This was a major disappointment from the special features Arkham City showed us. I read through the manual and posted all over the miiverse hoping I was mistaken. Such a shame...sold it for Deus Ex Wii U (it actually uses the gamepad well).



billychaos commented on EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Sof...:

The minute EA announced that the Wii U was inferior and they were not planning to support the system, I intentionally avoided any of their games Wii U and will continue to do so. Statements like that show that they were not willing to put any effort into development for the system to make a quality game. Many companies have created games on the Wii U with 60 FPS and very rich textures. EA pointed the finger at the system instead of doing any work to make the game good. That's not a company I'm willing to invest any money into.... And the SimCity fiasco did NOT help my opinions of EA on the PC either.



billychaos commented on Nintendo Wants To Close Down This Open-Source ...:

I don't understand why so many people do NOT understand copyright and trademark laws. They are actually really simple. I blame the Record industry for distorting them so much. I can only speak for US copyrights/trademarks, but I personally hold multiple copyrights and a trademark. Any time you take someone else work (that is copywritten) without their permission, you infringe on their IP. You are basically taking their creation, doing what you want with it even though they have all the legal paperwork stating that they are the rightful owner of their creation. It's not rocket science. You can't copy peoples stuff when they have the legal rights (you shouldn't be copying peoples stuff anyways, what happened to originality?). For the record, if you own a Trademark, you are 'forced' to protect that mark. It means that even if some Bozo (yes this happened to me) decides that they are going to use your trademark on their website without your permission, you MUST pursue the matter or else risk losing the trademark altogether.. no matter how harmless you may think it is. This is why companies go after even small businesses and readers think they are just being bullies.... they are not bullies, it's the law.



billychaos commented on Assassin's Creed IV DLC Looks Set to Sail Past...:

I'd like to get an objective reason for why Ubisoft is doing this. As many have pointed out an obvious reaction, some people may not buy this game on the Wii U for this reason. It's clear that Ubisoft shoots themselves in the foot then cry that 'Our games aren't selling on the Wii U'.

Again, I'd like to know an objective reason why you put the game there but leave out the DLC? Are they implying that Nintendo gamers will buy the game but they don't like DLC? If that's the case whey don't they ping Nintendo to get and idea on how many people are buying Fire Emblem 'DLC', or Super Luigi U, Pikman III DLC. Clearly Nintendo is putting DLC out there themselves. So what would prompt a developer to withhold DLC? Do they have data suggesting that DLC doesn't sell? If so what extra costs are incurred that would make this non profitable to be available on the eShop as opposed to PC, Xbox, PS3/4? The eshop can't be that expensive to host DLC on.



billychaos commented on New Wii U System Update Goes Live Across Europ...:

People complaining should know better by now. Have they been paying attention to Nintendo at all? Yes we have the gamepad play for wii games and you still have to use the wii remote. If you know Nintendo, you should expect in a future update the ability to play wii games using the gamepad (at least on games that support the classic controller). They are just pushing this out now just so we can at least play something. If you would have rather they waited, we probably wouldn't have seen it till early next year.



billychaos commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

Nope, not interested. Frankly, i'm a little confused why so many people want GTA on a Nintendo console. It will do way more damage than help it. Xbox live and PS has had a strong online presence over the years and no one cared. As soon as Nintendo even put pictochat on the DS...OMG just about every News station and newspaper had articles and spots about 'How predators will use the DS to find your children' (at least in America). I don't even want to go into the articles about how 'Pokémon promotes devil worship'. Such a backlash could happen if GTA were on Nintendo. Again, this perspective is from America though, things may be different in the UK, not sure.