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Thu 29th Aug 2013

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cookiex commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

If I have to make an uneducated guess the relationship with EA going south is why Criterion wasn't approached again after Need For Speed Most Wanted was finished (as since EA owns Criterion they would likely need their approval before they make a game for another publisher).

@CB85 It sounds more like the prototype they would've made would be shown at E3 and then be developed into a full game, like what they did with Star Fox Zero.



cookiex commented on Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing ...:


Pretty much. The Jim Henson Company sold off the rights to the Muppets to Disney in 2004 but the company itself remains independent.

The puppet scenes were fun, but I found that while Iwata and Miyamoto voice the puppet versions of themselves, it was a bit distracting that Reggie didn't. Would've been more consistent if either all three were on board or they all had different voices. But that's just me nitpicking.



cookiex commented on Super Mario Galaxy Out Now on the Wii U eShop ...:


The idea of Mario Galaxy HD always felt like a waste of time to me (the original is perfectly playable on Wii U and can still be easily located in stores) and Nintendo'd be better off going ahead with a third game. At least Mario Sunshine HD, though I won't have it either way, would make more sense.



cookiex commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

I played it a bit on PC a while back. The art style reminded me of those flash games I used to play on Newgrounds years ago (there was this beat-em up I really liked starring a purple kid with a mask going around beating up other kids, I think it was called Dad & Me?)

Edit: Oh and Castle Crashers on Xbox Live Arcade, which was awesome. I'd like to see that game on Wii U.



cookiex commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

The problem I see with the timing of this announcement is that their E3 2015 showing is going to get overshadowed by everyone trying to squeeze info about NX out of them.

But what'll be? Wii U sucessor? 3DS sucessor? Sucessor to both? A third (fourth?) pillar?



cookiex commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

I wish I had a "I did NOT see this coming" gif at my disposal.

I'm more interested in Codename NX than this, but I wouldn't be surprised to see stock soar soon because of this.

Edit: I assume that new membership service will be Club Nintendo's replacement?



cookiex commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s ...:

Maybe Itagaki would like to provide some new pictures/footage so we can actually see what he's been talking about lately? Not a slight against the game as I'm personally looking forward to it, but words only take you so far when we haven't seen anything since E3.



cookiex commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Since I live in Sweden I never had much use for Club Nintendo since it wasn't locally available, other than I would occasionally find pin cards in retail boxes for some reason (which helped me get Mewtwo from the UK site).

I guess all I really could hope for is that the new program is made available in Scandinavia.



cookiex commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

In order for me to have any hope in this project, one of two things must happen:

1. They get Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and Lego Movie to direct. If anyone can make a stupid idea awesome, it's them.

2. They get Rich Moore, the guy who directed Wreck-It-Ralph. He seems to know his way around video games and how to make them work on screen.

Also, Sony backs down from having too much creative control and let the director + Nintendo do their input.



cookiex commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:


Because who wants to actually go on 4chan and check? For your own safety/sanity it's best one avoids that site like the plague and get their info from third-party sources.

On-topic, collaborations like this are admittedly trickier to pull off than handing out a license to a third-party developer (like what Nintendo did with Hyrule Warriors) since there's bound to be creative conflicts and one studio being more protective of it's franchise than the other. If this rumor is true (and that's a big IF) then it'd be a shame, since it was one of the earlier announced Wii U titles I was very much looking forward to.

On the bright side it would allow IS to go back developing a mainline Fire Emblem instead.



cookiex commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

I haven't encountered it, but I've barely been able to go online anyway due to constant 118-0513 (it can't be a firewall issue since it actually ends up working if you wait long enough) so maybe my system is trying to save me from this bug? Untitled



cookiex commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

Interpret's blog had a bit more to say about amiibo's market potential.

New entrants such as Nintendo Amiibo and Lego Fusion introduce new platforms, IP, and business models, and will provide a boost to the market. “We tested interest in an extensive list of current and potential smart toy brands and even prior to the Amiibo announcement, smart toys based on Nintendo characters were among the most desired smart toys in the US, Europe, and Brazil,” said Jason Coston, Research Manager at Interpret.



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

Honestly I've never been a big fan of the "official" Zelda timeline, mostly because the "failure" timeline explaining ALttP and onward is such bullcrap.

So this can easily be canon in my own made-up Zelda timeline.Untitled



cookiex commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:


Wii U can do native 1080p, Wind Waker HD & Rayman Legends are examples of that. Nintendo probably had a 1080p target for MK8 but wouldn't sacrifice the game's high visual fidelity nor it's frame-rate (the latter more so) to achieve that goal with the hardware at hand.

Microsoft would've never been able to do proper 4K gaming with XBO since that would require far more expensive graphics components than what the market would allow.



cookiex commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

I did some research and a guy on NeoGaf claims that this little hiccup seems to be caused by a fault with computer A.I, and wouldn't happen in time trial mode or 12-player online races. And since the 'duplicate frame' happens in a repeated pattern it's pretty much a bug and not performance-based (whether or not to patch it is up to Nintendo).



cookiex commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

Sounds like something that can be easily fixed in a patch if it ends up bothering people (which 99% of the time it won't).

And I'll happily take 59 FPS over 30 FPS in a racing game any day (looking at you Driveclub/The Crew).