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Wed 15th September, 2010

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c1pher_c0mplet commented on Super Stable 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts...:

@Kaboom I hear ya, pal. But don't hold your breath; I doubt Iwata's listening. I prefer the bigger New XLs (just like the former XLs) but portability could be nice... Who knows, they might do a surprise release of the New 3DS in North America like they all-of-a-sudden announced the 2DS last year. You never know with Nintendo.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nin...:

We'll have to wait and see what comes of this. But I have a hard time seeing anything other than Nintendo taking their shot at delivering their versions of the same crap that litters the App Store and Google Play Store. Using said apps as a sort of "gateway drug" to coerce people to buy/play on Nintendo dedicated hardware, that's a win. Personally, I'm not looking forward to endless runners with Mario characters; match-threes with Pokemanz (although those exist already); or Peggle-types with Pikmin; or something like that. On the other hand, I also wouldn't care for Nintendo "full-length" gaming experiences on mobile either. Hand me a Nintendo handheld and a decent console (or merge the two somehow), and I'm good.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@thatguyEZ Nintendo's stupidity regarding amiibo availability has poisoned them for me too, and I'm not even invested into them as I've never purchased a single one (and don't plan to as I don't care about them). Actually, Nintendo's ::cough, Iwata's:: stupidity in recent years has generally turned me off from them. I'll always be dedicated to their handhelds (which is my only investment into the company) as they're the best in the industry but they're too out of touch with reality for me. And their attitude toward the Majora's Mask XL debacle and the ridiculousness that amiibo hunting has become is completely ludicrous. Notwithstanding small things that simply annoy. Example? I traded up from my old XL to a New XL last night with a complete system transfer. My New XL was defective; the retailer I bought it from said they'd be cool with letting me get another one. Problem? System transfers can only be done every 7 days. Now I have to wait till next week for my new system. I understand why Nintendo feels the need to do this but it's too draconian. Why can't you give us a simple login, Nintendo??? AAAARGH!!!! I love you guys but I hate you guys at the same time. I really hate what they've become, especially compared to how they were when I was a kid...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@midnafanboy Yeah, I got the point. Didn't know I was potentially starting a flame war o_O. While I'm generally up on gaming, I don't profess to know EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of EVERY SINGLE GAME, including Bayonetta 2 (which honestly hasn't been on my radar, mostly cuz I don't have a Wii U and probably won't for a looong time). And if @Dazza hadn't corrected me, I probably wouldn't have known (or would have a lot later when it didn't matter anymore). I obviously missed some news on the subject, was wrong (like no one else here hasn't been), and got corrected. I didn't know it was that big a deal. People online, man... It's been funny watching a lot of NL users foam at the mouth about something that was squashed waaay back in the timeline, though lol XD



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

I could be totally wrong... But I still think Bayonetta 2 will eventually lose Nintendo exclusivity and end up a "timed exclusive" being ported to PS3/4 and/or 360/One. I just don't see Platinum keeping it exclusive especially seeing how small the audience is for such games on Wii U. Or they could go the Kingdom Hearts route and have single sequels exclusive to an entire assortment of hardware platforms. o_O



c1pher_c0mplet commented on New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter S...:

Even though the standard New 3DS will have interchangeable face/back plates, I wonder if Nintendo will still find a way to tick people off by not offering certain plates for the standard New 3DS... I mean, if it's possible to switch plates on the fly, doesn't that mean you should be able to take any of them off and apply them if you wanted to?? Hmmm...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know ...:

@Ralek85 Seems like you've been putting up with Nintendo's crap for a long time: I commend you, friend. Personally, Nintendo has always been a "secondary" company for me. While I have an absolute blast with their offerings (I'm a 3DS-a-holic lol), they are just too draconian, too stubborn, unwilling to address their shortcomings, and it's only getting worse as the years progress. Their eccentricity is their biggest asset and their biggest failure. And in my opinion, Iwata & Co. don't make it any better.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

"Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?"

No. Because even basic tablet functionality is not possible on the GamePad, notwithstanding the GamePad is functionally useless when not in close proximity to the Wii U unit itself. (And even if they wanted to, I don't think 21st century "weeny" Nintendo would even entertain marketing against a competitor the way Yamamuchi's Nintendo did during the Genesis days.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Ruleboo...:

@Geonjaha "Nintendo needs to venture more into adult games... There's a reason a lot of people don't look to Nintendo anymore - they've outgrown them, and this shouldn't be a problem, because Nintendo could easily make games for all ages."

Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've observed since I started getting into gaming, Nintendo has NEVER made mature games, and I don't see them ever deviating from that because they make games that appeal to everyone.

What I think you might be getting at (and if so, I wholeheartedly agree with you) is that Nintendo has virtually no mature games because they're third-party support SUCKS. It's really up to non-Nintendo studios to bring in the mature games and beyond many of them feeling there's not enough Wii U's in the wild for a mature game to be profitable (yet?), third-party studios have traditionally complained about wrapping their heads around Nintendo's internal hardware designs. And then tack on the competition offering systems that are simpler to code for and you can see the third-party hegira from Nintendo to other platforms.

Next time around, I'd like to see Nintendo go with an internal design more closely resembling a PC architecture, not to copy competition but in 2014 and beyond, I don't see any real reason not to: systems are computers anyway. And doing so would definitely open up to third-parties. But no, Nintendo is never going to themselves make mature games. (And I don't want them to because that's not who they are. :) They just need to make it easier for non-Nintendo studios.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on 3DS System Update 8.0.0-18 is Now Live:

I wish Nintendo would do something about that awful NNID sign-in screen when accessing the eShop. And to integrate the stock Friends List into Miiverse since the former has been rendered completely useless when Nintendo decided to ax Swapnote.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

I wouldn't mind the Warriors series so much if the enemy AI at least approached you or something; they just stand there. It's like beating up paper machete figures. Don't have a Wii U (yet) and not really interested in this game (aside from the lush visuals). Maybe I'd try it once it's < $20 in a bargain bin somewhere lol



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activi...:

I don't use Miiverse at all since the ancient Wi-Fi radio(s) in the 3DS is/are so slow. But it's nice to see Nintendo's continued support for Miiverse through updates (something the company still doesn't have down 100% for its platforms).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platfo...:

...smh... Nintendo and their ways... They'll never change and never learn, never. And the whole while, they're being lapped and can't figure out why... I like them but I'm also NOT a blind follower that just accepts some of this nonsense they do (which I believe is a small part of the problem).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tem...:

This again... 3rd parties on Wii U... Hmm... It's all a balancing act to me. It could happen and then it couldn't. I still think an managerial restructuring would do contemporary Nintendo some good because they're still coasting on a largely outdated formula in the 21st century. I don't have a Wii U so all this doesn't bother me (and makes me party of the problem too. I'm OK with that.). We'll see what happens.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Som...:

Personally, I think Nintendo's Digital Event was the best out of their's, Microsoft's, and Sony's pressers: I really enjoyed it. But it's still not enough for me to get a Wii U. Yet. While I really enjoyed what I saw on-tap, that's just it: a lot of games are 2015 releases (and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Captain Toad slips into next year). I guess it's difficult to suggest Nintendo revitalize older franchises and create brand-spanking new ones (although I'd be ecstatic if they did) because they're having to go-it alone either the entire or majority of this generation by themselves (e.g. no third-parties). That wouldn't be so bad if they were bigger or had more "internal" partners.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:

Capcom potentially going under? Best gaming related news all day: I can't stand Capcom. If they get bought out, hopefully the new owners will actually do something with the company's mascots and give fans what they want instead of empty promises, crazy DLC practices, and so forth.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

Generally, I'm against Nintendo's overly draconian policies especially when it comes to their lacking online infrastructure. But I'm totally cool with and applaud them for not allowing Miis to duke it out online; it makes sense. (Whoa, Nintendo made sense! Is hell freezing over? lol) I've had enough of that kinda junk from random StreetPass opponents in my Mario Kart 7 cartridge.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Tim...:

I really hope Hyrule Warriors takes the Zelda series and DW series, merging them into something new and fresh instead of a DW game with a Zelda coat of paint (and judging from gameplay videos, it seems like the latter rather than the former).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

I thought Nintendo had a brilliant E3 presentation! The games, the development teams, Aonuma, Reggie... everyone and everything was great. And it was made even better by the fact that I didn't have to see nor hear Iwata.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model:

Anyone familiar with any retail stores that actually have a Nintendo 2DS kiosk to try out? I'd like to play with one but I've never seen a kiosk for the system (and maybe they'll never put any up seeing as how the 3DS systems tend to be more popular). I've been to places like GameStop, Best Buy, Target... No cigar.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U:

We need to put Nintendo in a "casual game(r)" detox program. Look, Nintendo: you caught lightning in a bottle with the Wii (and subsequently got dumped by the same people the system targeted). But there's something you've gotta realize... It's over. Just stop already.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 (3DS eShop):

@AG_Awesome Thanks for clearing that up. The wording on a section of Renegade Kid's blog made it seem like Episode 1 was the entire game and 2-4 were "expansions." Even if this initial portion coming Thursday will only be 1/4 of the entire game, it still doesn't deter me from purchasing it later this week.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 (3DS eShop):

@maximo_jd Episode 1 is a remake of the original Moon: it's the entire game. The following episodes 2-4 (which are still in development) are going to be all-new content further fleshing out what happens in Moon. (Episodes 2-4 aren't really "sequels," which is why I think Renegade Kid went with the 'episode' nomenclature.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Moon Chronicles Lands on the 3DS eShop in Nort...:

1) Episodes 2-4 are considered to be the "first season" and are still in development.
2) Anyone wanting to play the game is required to pony up the cash for episode 1 (which is the remake of the original DS game). After episode 1, you'll be able to purchase a season pass for the remaining episodes when episode 2 drops.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Moon Chronicles Lands on the 3DS eShop in Nort...:

@kereke12 As others have said, if you consider $15 is too much for a game then... This isn't the App Store. I wish all games, including retail packaged ones, were all $15!

Anyhow, I'm excited this is already here just about! I played some of it on DS but never got a chance to finish it (was a friend's cart and had to give it back lol). Plus, the Circle Pad ought to make controlling things a lot easier this time around and the updated graphics, 3D... Oh, man! Haha. And I'm cool with the pricing strategy: I don't mind paying for episodic releases.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle C...:

This is hysterial! Nintendo are officially blithering idiots. What in the world are they thinking and doing over there?!? They're limiting a bundled system seller exclusively to a single specialty store... (One first-party title isn't going to get them out of hot water but still.) It's like they get dumber and dumber with each passing business day.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

@Paperluigi No kidding. That and a Golden Sun 3DS game. I'd even like another Okamiden (I always wished the original one would've been a launch title for the 3DS since it would've been better graphically and controlled better with the Circle Pad). But I'm not sure if we'll ever get those games again or anytime soon.
@MoonKnight7 Agreed. I don't do any social networking or comment on articles much but the community here at NL is really cool. Of course, with your occasional troll but they make life more interesting.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

"Posting an operating loss for the fourth fiscal year running is something unacceptable."
XD That made me LOL for real! Like the previous three years were acceptable, haha. I wish he'd get that SMB3 Mario boot but I have a feeling Iwata isn't going anywhere.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Reveals 'Mario Kart TV' Web App in Fi...:

Mmm... I guess this is decent. I don't have a Wii U but if I did and bought Mario Kart 8, I wouldn't ever use this (although I'd be more prone to utilizing the MKTV features if they were perhaps included in the actual game itself). Whatever. We'll see how the masses take to it when it's released.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Satoru Iwata Announces 'Nintendo Figurine Plat...:

@Squid Pretty much. Not interested in NFC toys at all. (But I wouldn't say this is a move of desperation since the system had NFC from the jump.) And the nostalgic sentiments attached to Nintendo characters isn't pulling at my heart strings to coerce purchases of these either. At least the Pokémon remake news was awesome today!



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Come next month, I really, really hope the directors/shareholders seriously consider starting the process of relieving Iwata of his positions. I agree with the general consensus of posters today that the absence of marketing has proven to be fatal as well as other failures. But Iwata simply lacks the vision, prowess, and gusto to give Nintendo the 21st century edge they need (and by "edge," I don't mean go tech spec-crazy). I truly believe Nintendo needs and would greatly benefit from a leader who believes in the spirit/soul of the company but also isn't afraid to embrace the future. A person who isn't afraid to embrace tech instead of running away from it; who believes in games first and gimmicks last, if ever; someone who doesn't want to keep putting the company's weight on the shoulders of Mario and Link when there are so many other iconic figures riding the benches. It isn't the end of the universe for them right now (although they're not doing very well either) but I only see Iwata continuing to choke any possible new growth and eventually run them into the ground if he remains.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament Tradem...:

@memoryman3 You're not really raining on anyone's parade simply because the people - young and old - who enjoy the spinoffs are going to continue enjoying them regardless if you and others don't. (I'm playing Pokémon Rumble Blast on 3DS right now and loving it.) In fact, Pokémon Snap is an extremely popular spinoff that many fans have wanted a sequel for since the first one. The spinoffs may not be AAA material but then again not everything needs to be. (And no need to read any rudeness in my response: just friendly conversing is all.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

SECOND ANALOG STICK, for crying out loud. Beside that, the only other thing the next handheld needs to have is unified accounts (although we need that NOW). And I don't know about you guys but the buttons on the 3DS are atrocious for playing old school eShop games (especially platformers like SMB3 that just came out: I can barely play it on my XL). Resistive touchscreens are more accurate w/stylus and cheaper so they should keep those. I can see Nintendo pushing digital w/the eShop even more on the next one but I can't see them ditching carts completely. Lastly, I really don't think HD matters or is necessary. It'd make things look better but... I don't really care about that.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Rumour: Nintendo Will Reveal New Hardware At T...:

I wonder if this has something to do with that speculative piece I read yesterday regarding a Nintendo 3DS patent with changeable buttons a la Project Ara... Still, I wouldn't get too hyped until E3 time. Iwata better have something off the meters, though, since his butt's on the line with Nintendo investors/shareholders.