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Sat 22nd Dec 2012

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ccanfield1 commented on Review: Guitar Hero Live (Wii U):

With the limited number of games being released for Wii U this holiday, I'm really surprised Nintendo didn't market this more. Although, I'm guessing some of that has to do with agreements with Sony and/or Microsoft. I didn't even see it on Nintendo's website in the 'Coming Soon' section. It's finally on there now under Wii U games but you have to search for it. Just seems like Nintendo could do more themselves to help advertise some of these releases.



ccanfield1 commented on The Game Awards Will Take Place on 3rd December:

I got to go to the show last year, in Vegas, before going to Playstation Experience. I'll definitely watch online this year. There were some good announcements last year and hopefully we will get some more this year.



ccanfield1 commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

I buy both physical and digital. I weight the pros and cons of each before deciding.
The cost is the main deciding factor for me, I have Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked ($30 for 2 years) and save %20 on any new game ($12 off a $60 game). So based off that fact alone, a digital new release has to have some sort of discount.
Next, is how confident I am that the game will be good enough that I won't want to resell it. If I'm uncertain, then I will probably get a physical copy so if need be, I can trade it in towards another game.
Lastly, are the extras that come with a physical release. I only care about certain ones, like steelbook cases but I could care less about statues. So it isn't always that important to me. I take it on a game by game basis. Like the article mentioned, Witcher 3 had a great release and I got a steelbook case for preordering.
Lastly, my big concern with digital purchases is the problem with licensing issues. If you don't keep a game downloaded on your hard drive and delete it to make space for a new game, with the expectation you can download it again in the future, that may not be the case. There have been several games that get removed from the digital store because of licensing issues. Many come back after the issues are resolved but some never do. With a physical copy, I will always have it and while I may lose some of the multiplayer function if servers are shut down, I should still be able to play the base game forever.
So for me there are pros and cons to both.
So I agree with the article that both need to make changes. Reduce console digital download prices to fall in line with PC game pricing and quicker discounts. Also, improving physical game releases with better manuals and including a map, like Witcher 3 did, would help to keep physical sales healthy.



ccanfield1 commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

My issue with digital download titles is the price they charge is usually too high (the saving of not making a physical game doesn't come back to the consumer most of the time and consoles are slow to put digital items on sale, compared to PC). Also, with licensing issues, if you delete a game from your hard drive because you need to the space, expecting to be able to redownload it later, that is not always the case. Most of all, since there is no way to sell a digital game I purchase, the resale value for it is essentially zero. Therefore, for those reasons, I prefer physical. The only exception is if a game is so good, I know I will never sell it. Otherwise, I only buy retail games when they have a significant sales price.



ccanfield1 commented on Video: This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is T...:

When I read about this game after it came out, I was really intrigued. I looked at their website and was interested in buying the special controller. Then I saw how much it cost

Since I couldn't afford the 250 Euro, getting to see it in action in this video, at least I can get an idea of what it is like to play the game with it.

Did you guys have to buy the controller or did Grendel Games send you one for the review ?



ccanfield1 commented on The Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin Has, Well, Said...:

Being in the US and our Club Nintendo closing down quite a while ago, there was no chance for us to get this. I almost wish that they would have given this out to long time Club Nintendo members. I have gotten Platinum status every year that they had the program. It would have been cool if they sent these out to people who got Gold or Platinum every year. None of these really cool items, like the lamps, ever came to the US Club Nintendo



ccanfield1 commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

Plenty of people are better than me but I would never blame it on lag. My only frustration is that none of my friends with a Wii U play Splatoon; so I am always playing with random people. I am only level 10 but I'm usually top 1 or 2 in scoring for my team, even when the rest of the team is made up of level 20 or higher players.



ccanfield1 commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

I hadn't heard of this game until now. As someone who never really understood the whole Pokemon craze but is a fan of Tekken, I would definitely be interested in this game. This might be a Pokemon game I can get excited for and would probably bring in others like me, who never really were interested in Pokemon before. Could be a big success, especially from an eSports standpoint, like Smash Bros and Splatoon.



ccanfield1 commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo a...:

I like the love that all the gaming companies are showing each other. I have a Wii U, PS4 and Xbox 360. Each of them offer something different that I enjoy. After Microsoft's E3 presentation this year I decided I'm going to pick up a Xbox One this fall also. I feel if you are only gaming on one system you are limiting yourself. It's like people that only listen to one type of music, I don't understand. I like many different styles of music; I also like many different types of games. Nintendo is great for pure family fun, PS is great for Uncharted and unique games like Journey, and Xbox does console entertainment and shooters well. I can afford to get all 3 and I just wait for the best deals possible to get the most for my money.



ccanfield1 commented on Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay...:

My only problem with the 2 RED Ash Kickstarters is the same problem I have with most the campaigns that I like but don't end up supporting, I don't like the backer rewards they are offering. So many times I want to support a project but they do such a poor job of organizing their backer rewards. Either they don't have any rewards I am really interested in or more often they don't have the ones I'm interested at a price I can afford. For example the RED Ash game kickstarter originally began only as a PC game but I am a console gamer, so not interested in PC only. Later they added a stretch goal for PS4 that they didn't end up reaching and there was no way I could see on the Kickstarter page how to support at the price level to get a digital copy of the game for PS4. It still only offered a PC digital copy that I am not interested in. Some times I would be willing to support a Kickstarter to get a tshirt for the game but too often physical items are only included in a bundle that is priced way out of my range. Why can't they just offer a $25-30 option that just includes a shirt, that way I could get something, support above the $5 amount that doesn't really give me anything as a backer and barely helps achieve a funding goal. Plus if you did reach stretch goals that allow you to offer console digital downloads, you could probably get another $30 out of me when that happens.

I don't know if I explained my example well enough, but ultimately I feel that many of these Kickstarters are failing, not because people don't like the actual campaign concept but because the backer rewards aren't thought out well enough to get people to be able to support at many different levels for many different options. The more backer rewards you offer, or variations of ways to get the same rewards you are making anyway just at different price points, the more likely you are to be successful.

Last example to stress my point, I supported the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. They allowed me the option of a PS4 digital copy instead of PC, so I supported at that level. However, had they offered a t-shirt by itself at $30 that I could have just added on top they would have got more money from me. Since they only included the t-shirt in a bundle that you had to pay $150 for, they only got the me to pay for the digital copy. This is why I think they need to spend more time thinking about the backer rewards and providing as many options as they can at different price points to help potential backers find an item at a price point they just have to have.



ccanfield1 commented on Video: Summing Up The Good And Bad Of Devil's ...:

I'm just going to wait until the final game get's released. All this negative press isn't helping a game that I was excited to play because it filled a void in the Wii U game library. It may be justified but I'll take the wait and see approach. I'll read all the reviews of the final product and then determine wether I'll buy it first thing or wait until it goes on sale based upon that. Until the final game is released I think it is premature to say what type of game it is going to be. Especially if there is a multiplayer component to the game.



ccanfield1 commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

I hope that the game isn't really that bad and the only reason Nintendo doesn't want to publish it is because of mature content concerns affecting Nintendo's image.

The speculation has given me enough concern that I'll wait to see what the reviews say before making my purchase. I was really excited for this game but the lack of info at E3 got me worried. I'm glad to here it's coming to North America though. I don't really care how it gets here, just that a more mature action game offering is coming to Wii U consoles.



ccanfield1 commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

I agree with everyone that asks for something other than Sonic. New Skies of Arcadia, Panzer Dragoon, or Shining Force would be my preferences. I would also like Valkyria Chronicles 3 localized. Plus an HD Shenmue 1&2 to capitalize on Shenmue 3's announcement would be a good idea.



ccanfield1 commented on Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random ...:

Thanks for the well wishes. I enjoyed the annual neighborhood parade we have where I live in Tucson, Arizona. I'll probably barbeque this evening with the family. Who doesn't love an excuse to set off some fireworks ? I hope everyone has a good weekend wherever they are. Maybe I'll see you online in Splatoon.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

I hope nothing is wrong that would prevent it from being released in the US. Next time Nintendo needs to design it's E3 Digital Event around the games it has coming out, instead of coming up with an idea, like muppets, and shaping the event around the idea. All it did was prevent the company from showcasing mature games like Devil's Third and Fatal Frame because their mature content didn't fall in line with a kid friendly theme.

They did finally showcase Fatal Frame on Treehouse Live @E3 but a lot less people probably watched that than the Digital Event. The fact that they never showed Devil's Third does give me pause for concern. If it is coming out in the US this year, why not at least show during Treehouse Live ? Even if they plan to have a Nintendo Direct for it in the near future, it's complete absence from E3 was a mistake, in my opinion.



ccanfield1 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

Nintendo needs to fix the amiibo supply issues before releasing a whole new batch of amiibo that will mostly be bought and sold by scalpers. I'm a consumer trying to get one of each for myself but gave up during this 4th wave because it was absolutely impossible to do it without paying a ridiculous price on ebay from a reseller.

I will cut Nintendo some slack on Metroid Federation Force. It did look better during the Treehouse Live coverage but they probably should have expected some backlash by using the Prime name.



ccanfield1 commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

I think Splatoon is an excellent example that Nintendo can both please it's existing fan base and appeal to new customers. Also, the mobile strategy they outlined this year is geared towards attracting a new audience of gamers as well.



ccanfield1 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

I too think the big picture looks much better after watching a lot of Treehouse Live @E3 coverage. However, I really think it's sad they didn't highlight games like Devil's Third and Fatal Frame during the Digital Event but because of their mature content didn't fit with the muppet theme.

What gets me is that I agree with you, the content is there for the most part, however, where Nintendo really failed to show that is during the event that most people watch, the Digital Event. It goes to show that the press conferences are still important, from a press coverage standpoint, and whether Nintendo decides to go viral with theirs it still is crucial to get it right.

I feel like they had an idea for the Digital Event and forced the content to fit around that, instead of fitting the event around the content. I also think they should have included details about the program replacing Club Nintendo and show us why we should get excited for features that will bring.



ccanfield1 commented on ​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay W...:

They really should have highlighted this game at E3 2015. A mature action game like this would have been great to show along with Fatal Frame but of course it didn't fit in with the kid friendly muppet theme of the digital event. Sad because I am really looking forward to both.



ccanfield1 commented on Feature: Our Impressions of the Full Nindies@H...:

Nindies @Home and the Treehouse Live @E3 coverage are the best things Nintendo did this year by far. I hope Sony and Microsoft do something similar next year for E3 demo downloads because it is a great idea. Plus, including a purchase discount for downloading the demos is brilliant.



ccanfield1 commented on Gallery: Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Ko...:

Probably the only Skylanders characters I will ever own. Smart they are including it in the starter pack because otherwise I would just buy the seperate characters. I don't really care about the game but really want the amiibo.



ccanfield1 commented on Gallery: Marvel At The New amiibo Which We Wil...:

Thanks for showing all the amiibo I will want but won't be able to find. I refuse to pay the ridiculous prices resellers are charging on ebay. So sad that such a wonderful Nintendo take on interactive toys has become such a love-hate because of the limited supply issues.



ccanfield1 commented on Nintendo's E3 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Off ...:

Starfox and Xenoblade are the only games I'm really excited for. Hopefully we can get some good announcements later in the year but this E3 has been a bit of a letdown from Nintendo in my opinion. I was hoping for something like Splatoon that was unexpected and exciting. Didn't seem like they had that this year.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I only buy digital when I can get a significant discount. I feel if the publisher is saving on distribution costs, then I should receive some of that savings as well. I try to keep any digital games I get downloaded on my hard drive to avoid issues like what happened with P.T. or the number of other games that have been removed from the digital shops. However, the large file sizes with newer games makes this more and more difficult. Also, the licensing reality may even make this ineffective since I often have to log in online to play many games now a days. Too often it seems like companies feel as if I as a consumer should be greatful to give them my money no matter what. That's why I appreciate the companies that actually value their customers.



ccanfield1 commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

I tried to play at the end of the original hour it was scheduled and couldn't log in for about 10 minutes. Right when I was going to give up, I said I'll try one more time and it finally worked. I was able to play from then on with only one issue when I was kicked out at the start of a game. Other than that, when it finally worked, it worked pretty good. I'm still looking forward to the games release. I hope they learned from these tests so that we don't have problems like we did today at launch.



ccanfield1 commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:


After my frustration having to work so hard to get all the Wave 2 amiibo, I called both Nintendo and Best Buy to voice my concerns over the preorder system currently in place. I agree calling and emailing customer service to voice our concerns is the only way to have a chance at getting them to change. I suggested to them doing something like they did with Europe's release of the New 3DS, where they allowed some Club Nintendo members the chance to preorder before the general public. To me this was a decent way of making sure loyal Nintendo fans at least had a chance to get their hands on an item that was likely to be in high demand. I would have appreciated a chance like that to preorder the Majora's Mask New 3DS that I wasn't able to get because it sold out as quickly as these new amiibo. Anyway, I hope they can use the new membership service replacing Club Nintendo to do something like that for future waves of amiibo.



ccanfield1 commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

I wish I didn't want to buy these so badly because it has become the most frustrating experience to simply try and purchase one for myself. Especially when you find out preorders sell out in less than 10 minutes, only to see them on eBay later that day at a significant markup. Some of us work, have school and can't go to a store at 9am or watch online at every hour of the day. They need to come up with a better system than this if Nintendo actually cares about their product getting into the hands of fans instead of opportunistic middlemen.



ccanfield1 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

Seems like a good price point. At the sale price I'm even tempted to pick it up eventhough I already own the disc version. I'm just wondering if anyone has compared the graphics to see if the digital download looks any better than the disc ? I doubt it and couldn't really tell from the link to the Youtube video earlier in the comments.



ccanfield1 commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

I am really concerned with this recent trend. It happened to me with the Target exclusive Rosalina amiibo, the Limited Edition 3DS Majora's Mask game with Skull Kid figure and now the New 3DS XL. Nintendo should do more of what they did with the ambassador edition presale of the New 3DS in Europe. Programs like that, tied to Club Nintendo accounts where people would have to have a large number of games registered, could help to curb some of this and make sure the most loyal customers at least could have a chance to get some of these limited release items. As we see with the eBay sales, a large amount of the actual sales aren't going to people actually interested in playing these systems but are just trying to make a quick buck. I called Nintendo and Best Buy today to voice my concern over this issue.



ccanfield1 commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

I'm bummed this one was already sold out online. I was just looking Friday to preorder once I heard this was a Target exclusive but it wouldn't show up when I search for Rosalina. Then when I looked on Sunday it was already sold out. I've managed to get or preorder every other character. Now this is going to be the only one I don't have coming. Guess I'll have to be at my local store the day it comes out and hope I can get one before they are all gone.



ccanfield1 commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

I think Nintendo and Sony made a mistake by only pushing bundles and not discounting their systems like Microsoft did. I love my Wii U but had a hard time not picking up an Xbox One myself. I'll still wait until Halo 5 comes out.



ccanfield1 commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

I love cross buy on Sony's platforms. It's one of the reasons Playstation is my console of choice when purchasing multi-platform games. If Nintendo started doing this I might be more inclined to buy games on their system.