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caffeine_addict

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#1

caffeine_addict commented on NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Home...:

@Plywoodstick thanks for post, i found this part illuminating:

Sony and Microsoft are both funding indie games right now, and they're making a lot of noise about it. They're putting indies up on stage with them at every show, pushing them into the limelight. When you read articles about who "won" E3 2013, the answer was resoundingly Sony — the company's image was reassuringly human, and player- and developer-friendly, in part because of its huge indie push.

@Rief - wish there were more like you, doing what you do. At the moment Nintendo are doing their level best to kill their Mario brand by saturating their market with re-hashed releases. (Smash Bros is very slick- but it's preaching to the choir). Here you innovate or die. Seems from the above that Sony and Microsoft get that.

Homebrew: looking at the bottom line is important, but it's the old way of thinking. Just like marketing firms understand their message is now defined by the user, game companies should be unafraid to empower users. What if (taking this to its logical extreme) Anyone could write apps/games for the platform? Would that not (for a start) increase the size of the market? You have a small, powerful, 3D box (which communicates with others), with untapped AR potential. Set it free, Nintendo.

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#2

caffeine_addict commented on NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Home...:

NINTENDO: you're seeing naturally evolved examples of disruptive innovation. I'm sorry to say, you're going about this the wrong way. This could give your systems a new lease of life: if you support and nurture homebrew, players will find uses for the hardware which you hadn't envisaged. Right now you're just recycling your back catalogue and flogging more pokemon. There are very few innovative titles on the horizon (S.T.E.A.M, Ironfall). At the rate you're releasing titles at the moment you won't compete with Sony and Microsoft. The eshop budgetware is a step in the right direction, but it's too little and too sporadic. Try something different- don't be afraid to work with users.

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#3

caffeine_addict commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

Honestly guys, whats with all the cutsey stuff? I know that 3DS is not a 360, but Mario golf? Seriously? People would be excited about that in the 80s! Does anybody else think a 3D console should be used for something that isnt an 8 bit idea with graphics? Why make kirby in 3D when you can make games like MGS and Ridge Racer in 3D? Immersive, beautifully realised - this whole list is some kind of catalogue re-hash. Nintendo, get off your backsides and do some Nintendo. The Moon game might be cool - except that it looks like a ten year old PC game, only in 3D. Prove me wrong, guys.