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Sat 22nd December, 2012

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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.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of...:

I'm excited to see what Nintendo has to offer at E3 this year.. However, I can't help but feel like this is Nintendo losing it's seat with the adults and now being relegated to the kids table. It's hard to be taken seriously by the media and core gamers when you choose to do this. Yet, as a Nintendo fan, it doesn't hamper my enthusiasm.



ccanfield1 commented on Hardware Classics: SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color:

Thanks for doing this article. I love my NGPC. I have 2 and even got one modded to add a front light to the screen for easier play in low light conditions, which is about the only issue I have with the system. So many great games and the control stick is still the best I have ever experienced on a handheld.



ccanfield1 commented on Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issue...:

I'm glad they got the eShop back up and running before the end of many of the sales. If I had missed out on some game sales because of the outage then I would have been really upset. Since it didn't and it just delayed my purchase a few days, I'd call that a minor inconvenience.



ccanfield1 commented on Happy Birthday, Wii U - You're One Today:

Just like with the 3DS, I made the mistake of being an early adopter of the WiiU. I should have waited at least 9 months after their original release before making either purchase. I feel it is an issue with gaming these days. Systems and games are released too early in order to make certain dates. Features like TVii are advertised like they will be coming out at launch, only to have them delayed several months (Nintendo isn't the only one guilty of problem like this). I should have learned my lesson from the 3DS troubled launch and waited to buy the Wii U. Overall, I am happy with my Wii U now. There are finally some good games available or soon to be available for the system. They really need to come out with a system that has more internal memory though.



ccanfield1 commented on Out Today: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker...:

I am waiting on the physical disc. I only buy download versions of games if there is a significant savings for doing so. I don't expect to sell this game but with a download version I can never do that without selling the system. Why should I pay the same amount for a game they didn't have to put on disc, package and ship. Some of that savings should be passed on to consumers as incentive to purchase digital, in my opinion.



ccanfield1 commented on Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Featur...:

Finally someone is putting a little extra effort into a Wii U release. I think the most exciting fact is the cross platform play between Nintendo and mobile devices. If this a sign of some things to come, I think it will be a great way to increase the number of players available online in multiplayer.



ccanfield1 commented on Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo":

I hate to admit it but I think Pachter is right. If I didn't already own my Wii U, I would be asking myself the same questions this holiday. For me Nintendo would fall second on my list, behind a PS4, but his points are valid.



ccanfield1 commented on Impressions: The Best Buy "Nintendo Experience":

I couldn't make it to the event in Arizona. It would have been a 4 hour round trip for me to go if I could have. I asked a relative to go for me who lives in the Phoenix. They could only go Wednesday and arrived an hour after the event started. The event was already full and they wouldn't let anyone else sign up to play, so they left without getting to play anything. What crushed me was they didn't get any Nintendo swag to share with me :(



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: E3 Exposed the Strains of Ninte...:

My concern is that unless there is a substantial price drop this holiday, most people looking at purchasing a system won't be swayed enough by Nintendo's lineup. Especially if they can't play third party games like Call of Duty: Ghosts or any EA sports franchise. I already purchased my Wii U at launch but with 3 choices this holiday, it would be a much tougher decision.



ccanfield1 commented on "Too Early" To Talk About Updates For Sniper E...:

I hadn't played this game yet and was looking forward to the Wii U version. However, since so much content is left out why would I want to try it out on Wii U ? I could pick it up for cheaper with more content on another system. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy for these companies when they don't expect a game to sell well on Wii U and they release an inferior product. I am not going to purchase the Wii U version of a game when I know it is going to be missing out on so much content. I made the mistake purchasing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U and I won't make it again.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: E3 2013 Is All About The Games:

Nintendo better show off some amazing games that outdo Sony and Microsoft. Otherwise gamers won't be spending their money on Wii U and instead will be saving it for PS4 or Xbox One. I hope the Big N gives me many reasons to pick up my gamepad this E3.



ccanfield1 commented on Poll: Wii U Hardware Revisions and Accessories...:

One of the features I like is off TV play of games on the gamepad. So a smaller gamepad is not something I would like, mainly because of that. Extended battery life is something that is essential for both the Wii U gamepad and the next 3DS. NFC characters would be cool too.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Step Up for the...:

In my opinion, the eShop is Nintendo's only hope for the Wii U besides major 1st party releases, such as Zelda or Metroid. Their work to reach out to indie developers and continued efforts to improve the Virtual Console are essential. As a current owner of a Wii U, digital downloads are the only reason I'm turning on my system at all. Otherwise, it would be turned off until Pikmin 3 is released.



ccanfield1 commented on Ubisoft Confident Its Titles Will Attract Game...:

This thinking makes no sense. Why would anyone go out of there way to purchase a Wii U for games that are all cross platform releases. Maybe if Rayman Legends was still an exclusive that might have helped sell a few systems but since it is coming to 360 and PS3 most people will likely get it for those platforms they probably already own.



ccanfield1 commented on This Famicom GamePad Skin is a Thing of Beauty:

I never buy decals but because of the issue with fingerprints showing so easily on the black Wii U, I bought the original NES design skin from Decal Girl's website. I love the look on my Wii U and no more annoying fingerprint marks to keep cleaning off.



ccanfield1 commented on Talking Point: DLC's Increasingly Important Ro...:

This was my issue with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. I purchased the Wii U version because I liked the off TV support for multiplayer. However, I am now somewhat regretting my decision because DLC isn't available. I hope they at least release some discounted package of the DLC in the future. I would hate to never be able to get any of the content being offered on other systems. Worst of all, it will make me seriously question whether to purchase a main stream game like that on Wii U, even if it is available, because I don't know that I can count on them continuing to support it. Especially, when it comes to making patches to fix issues with the gameplay. It took forever for them to release any for COD:BO 2 on Wii U