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Tue 15th February, 2011

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bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

@jenkje: Well said.

I haven't checked since DLC#2, but I think we are still without Staff ghosts for time trials in the DLC cups. An easy add. And a battle arena mode would turn the best racing game into the most perfect one, IMHO.

Nintendo has been way too generous here for me to demand extra tracks, characters or vehicles, but they, of course, would always be welcomed.



bluedogrulez commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@97alexk: Amen.

Youtube's effectiveness as a marketing tool is so random. My kids want anything EvanTubeHD or CookieSwirlC feature, but I don't think any market executive would have thought that a little kid and a kooky woman with a funny voice and hands (no face apparently) would be so effective.



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

My affinity for the NES controller design appears to be without end. Interesting story, TW, I'm guessing Big N is sick of folks milking that design for profit. ***RACES TO EBAY TO BUY ANYTHING NES CONTROLLER RELATED WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME***



bluedogrulez commented on Video: Greatness Awaits In This New Project CA...:

I second the hope for a 90s Arcade Racer update.

With the MK DLC #2 and Splatoon right around the corner, not too concerned with Project Cars coming later to Wii U. But . . . where is all the actual gameplay footage (from any version)??



bluedogrulez commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

But Nintendo hasn't pushed anything for the Wii U, even its own amiibo. The local Toys R Us has a RIDICULOUSLY huge Skylanders displace right as you walk in. The amiibo have a quarter length of a shelf in the back of the store. (And Big N would say they are selling like hot cakes, so no lesson learned). Big N just really doesn't market that hard, and too bad b/c its current system is great.



bluedogrulez commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

@Punished_Boss_84: This!
I really don't want that kind of future. I do not need the Big N to be in my face or ears or in my pocket all day long. And [gosh darn] it, I love my Wii U. I am content with just about everything it offers (only wishing there would be more awesome titles). And so sick of the belly aching about how it needs to be more. Just play it!! But I am a dinosaur I guess . . . .



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

@antdickens: Cool. From everything I've read since, there would never be more than 4 players using one Wii U console. The online is 4 on 4. This is a long winded way of saying Splatoon does not appear present a reason to purchase 4-way gamecube adapters. Regardless, looking forward to this release!



bluedogrulez commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I too wonder about the distinction between platform and device. Is Big N contemplating an internet based game site (like Steam) that is accessible via console, PC, phone, tablet and handheld? I am (still) a fan of the tangible over the intangible, so I hope that is not the case. But for now, just happy Big N is continuing to modernize.



bluedogrulez commented on Project CARS:

By way of an update, from the official website:

"When is Project CARS released?
April 2nd on all platforms in Europe, April 2nd on PC in the US and April 7th on PS4 and Xbox One in the US.
Wii U and Steam OS versions then follow in 2015. Pre-order right here!"



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

This may be less of a macro issue than those identified, but it is critical: Amiibo integration. The Amiibo are a fantastic idea, but the implementation has not been strong (low supplies and hoarder demand = false sense of achievement). Big N, the amiibo need to be playable characters in a range of games if they are to have any measurable long-term success.



bluedogrulez commented on Platinum Hopes to Bring "More From Bayonetta" ...:

I think the Bayonetta series will stay a Wii U/Nintendo exclusive given its relationship with Big N. I would be shocked to see a sequel before 2016, but certainly a DLC in 2015 would not be surprising.

And Y-E-S to Bay-amiib-o !!!



bluedogrulez commented on Activision Expands Skylanders Line-Up With New...:

@KoiTenchi: It has been announced for from time that there would be more elements, and for a shorter time, that the elements would be Light and Dark. At release, the game featured gates that could not be opened.

@all: loving the Bayonetta references. And yeah, a Bayonetta amiibo with SSB DLC would be sick! ***RUSHES TO STORE; ONLY FINDS LOKI AMIIBO LEFT :..( ****



bluedogrulez commented on Activision Expands Skylanders Line-Up With New...:

So word is Santa will put Trap Team, a bunch of traps, and some Trap Masters under our family Christmas tree. And then there will be these MUST HAVES for sale immediately after Christmas. One word for Activision's marketing here: Savvy.



bluedogrulez commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

It's Mario Kart 8 all the way. Saved and transformed the Wii U.

I love Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2. Both worthy as well, but when I think about how MK8 has boasted my Wii U gaming to a (hopefully) daily occurrence, it's no contest.



bluedogrulez commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

Love my N64s (NTSC and PAL), love the unfairly maligned N64 controller (b/c as a kid, the NES d-pad was just weird and gave you Nintendo thumb), love its manageable library full of gems. IMHO, Star Wars Episode I Racer is the retro best vehicle racer out there, super fast, nice learning curve and amazing environs. And Sin and Punishment, my other N64 fave, is astounding in a Bayonetta what-the-heck-is-that-coming-at-me-now?!?! way.