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crazycrazydave

crazycrazydave

I'm a crazy guy.

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crazycrazydave

#1

crazycrazydave commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Some people here really need to get a hold of themselves in saying that this DLC "ruins" the game for them. Does it utterly disgust people that much that a company might want to advertise something within another medium? Will they be racing in Mario Kart 8 searching for this car and then shut off the game if you find another racer using it? All this backlash from both people and companies of this relatively harmless product placement is completely unnecessary. It wouldn't bother me if the car wasn't in the game, but it is, and it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

There's definitely a lot more to complain about in life, and even within the industry, including from the company that allowed their employee to make this stupid tweet.

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#2

crazycrazydave commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

I've never had homebrew on any of my consoles, but I might get this just to be rid of region locking. One of the stupidest things Nintendo has ever done for a handheld. I won't be buying their next handheld if it is region locked.

Also, region locking doesn't make a difference if games get localised. We still have to pretty much beg for games if Nintendo or the developer doesn't want to attempt to market them. Some developers make their games download only in some regions even when they do localise them when people would like a physical copy.

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#5

crazycrazydave commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

DLC doesn't bother me if it has good value. I'm quite happy to spend a little bit of money for a few extra hours of gameplay in a game i've been enjoying. Expansion packa have always existed in the past, so if the DLC is substantial enough, why complain?
it's when it's bad value and if the game feels incomplete without the DLC is when i refuse to buy it. I hate being prompted or reminded to buy DLC while i play the game. While Fire Emblem on 3DS is NOT a good example of how to price DLC, i felt that it taking a back seat with a substantial game and with free content being offered is how DLC should be presented. The call of duty map packs that people talk about here are in my opinion horrible value and definitely how NOT to do DLC. Overall, DLC should be seen on a case by case basis and you should make sure you know what you are getting for your money.

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#6

crazycrazydave commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@Miss_Dark Why not do it the other way round? Have the Wii U version in Summer and get some momentum for the Wii U. Get a special bundle in for both consoles for Christmas. Plus, a lot of people don't double dip on two versions of a game unless they have very different content from each other (which this game seems to have), myself included.

Never the less, I am excited about the game, just disappointed in the fact that less priority is given to the Wii U when it absolutely needs it.

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#7

crazycrazydave commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

The stupidest decision ever. Why, why, WHY is the 3DS version being released first? Are Nintendo trying to pummel the Wii U into the grave? This will pretty much guarantee that nobody in Japan will buy Smash Bros on Wii U. And possibly everywhere else as well!

Unless the Wii U version is going to be the ultimate edition with double the content of the 3DS, I really can't see it selling as well as it should. Christmas time could change things though.

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#8

crazycrazydave commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

Local multiplayer will always be a better experience than online for me. Even when i am playing on pc, which the games could have servers as long as the community pays for them and plays the game. Online only multiplayer is always a negative in my books without a LAN or a splitscreen option.

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#10

crazycrazydave commented on Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan Overtake the Xbo...:

@unrandomsam I know Cave were likely contractually obliged by Microsoft to put their games on the 360, but it still seems like a ridiculous decision to put your SHMUPs on it in the first place when it doesn't break four figures, rather than the PS3.

Anyway, at least the Wii U beat something. Let's hope it can gain some momentum once the PS4 launch period is over with.

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#11

crazycrazydave commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

Nintendo, If you can't get 3rd Party developers to make games for your system, use that money you have and BUY development studios. Make some of them develop for the 3DS while you focus on the Wii U. You NEED to have release dates and more games lined up for your console than you do right now. There are definitely some indie developers that would have absolutely no quarrel in making games exclusive to Nintendo systems.

This is in my opinion the make or break year of the Wii U. If there are no significant sales this year after Mario Kart 8,Super Smash Bros or any other of their titles, this will sell Gamecube levels of consoles and will quickly be abandoned if they make another home console.

I want them to succeed, but they really have been caught with their pants down and are still trying to do them up even after 1 and a 1/4 year. I will get a Wii U, but the question is is whether I will amass a decent library of games or buy it preowned with a few essentials.

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#19

crazycrazydave commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against W...:

@D3athBr1ng3r187 Sony have been having losing a lot of money over the years as a result of the PS3 (although they are profiting from it now) as well as the PS Vita (which seems to be on an upward trend in Japan). They only made a profit this year by selling off some of their assets(such as their headquarters in New York).

Although I didn't explain it well in my comment, I am impartial to Sony, and a fan of Nintendo and Valve. I actually dislike Microsoft at the moment despite being a PC gamer, they have made many horrible decisions over the past few years. If I had to choose between Microsoft or Sony this gen, I would choose Sony.

Valve's Steambox could become a legitimate threat to all the consoles due to being more open and having extremely cheap games (via Steam). With lots of marketing and deals with manufacturers, it could steal customers away from Sony and Microsoft and potentially Nintendo too.

I'm not saying the Wii U is the "Grand Jewel" of anything. I am interested in one, but I don't own one now precisely because of it's many problems (no unified account, 3rd parties abandoning it, utter lack of advertising, no games that interest me, etc). I am saying that Nintendo is far richer than Microsoft and Sony's gaming divisons, and they could easily survive at the moment. Microsoft and Sony generally make losses on their gaming divisons and are kept afloat by profits in other areas.

Finally, the environment was different back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 was a year or 2 in. Digital distribution on PC wasn't a big thing back then and so the consoles still seemed quite ideal at that point for the big name games. The Xbox One and PS4 however consoles to me seem like glorified PCs and because of their PC architecture, a lot of multiplatform games will make it to PC too. Plus they could end up competing with their earlier iterations too.

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#21

crazycrazydave commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against W...:

Nintendo due to their innovations are the most likely to survive compared to Microsoft and Sony. I think the interest in home consoles is waning as a whole (I personally think PCs and Steam Machines will begin to eat into Xbox and PS sales, as well as the increasingly popular tablet PCs.) Nintendo always has innovative features and First party titles that sell their systems. This plus the odd third party exclusive is why I buy Nintendo systems. They have a lot of work to do however, but overall I feel they are not in any position to be worried about compared to it's competitors (especially Sony).

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#26

crazycrazydave commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

If they properly emulated the Virtual Console releases the first time around, I wouldn't care less about buying games from the Wii U shop. There needs to be a dedicated team at Nintendo that handles all the releases because the rate at which we get new games is utterly pathetic.

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#27

crazycrazydave commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Catch-22 With Retail...:

Have a "game of the week" sale like the Apple App Store does on any Virtual Console, download or retail game. If Nintendo won't do it, a 3rd party or indie developer will enjoy the exposure on the front of the eShop. Reduce the price of a game on the eShop after a year, and then again after another year. The 50% off Monster Hunter 3 on 3DS and Wii U is the sort of deal that will sell lots of units from the eShop and encourage downloads. It doesn't need to be low price all the time, but it needs to get reduced around Summer and Christmas temporarily and permanently after a year or two have passed.

As for physical games, accessories and consoles, a similar (although not as much as drastic) temporary sale should be in effect, especially around Christmas and Summer. They should price their merchandise just a little above what most retailers would sell it for, but offer Club Nintendo coins (or whatever the system is, I don't have one myself) in exchange for paying a slightly higher price. You can get it cheap, or you can get coins to spend on cool things.

Speaking of an account, a unified account system with cross download compatibility on Virtual Consoles and some games on both Wii U and 3DS would seal the deal, with Club Nintendo coins being abolished for a monetary value and tied to each account set up.

There you go Nintendo, make like Steam a little, and you might divert me away from my gaming PC for a bit.

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#29

crazycrazydave commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

While I'm not a huge fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, I will point out that substituting Wind Waker for an open world game like GTA is not a good idea. One of the most disappointing aspects of Wind Waker for me was how little there was on most of the islands in the game. I'm pretty sure 6 of the 35 islands of the game is just a rock with a 20 Rupee treasure chest on it. If Wind Waker had lots of stuff on these islands that you could access relatively early in the game, it would be much higher in my favourite Zelda games. It sticks far too closely to the formula introduced by Ocarina of Time and it suffers as a result. I was hoping that the HD edition would add more to some of these barren islands but it doesn't seem that way according to what I've read about it so far.

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#30

crazycrazydave commented on Satoru Iwata Cites Poor Basic Wii U Sales To R...:

Don't want to drop the price? Bundle more games with it. The premium would sell at Christmas if you bundled Nintendoland and Wind Waker HD/SM3DW in it for the same price as they are selling the Premium now. Even bundle one of the games released this summer if you don't want to detract sales from the new releases.

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#32

crazycrazydave commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

Of course download games are overpriced on consoles. Last time I checked Xbox Live shop, Borderlands 2 was £50 (about a year ago). About that time, the game was being sold for about £30 in shops. As I write this comment, it's £7 on Steam for PC. Nintendo needs to have a summer and Christmas sale for it's eShop games. 50% off for games that have been on the eShop for over a year or two, and 75% off after 3 years. A drop in price could generate interest in games that have sold not as anticipated or with a small amount of physical copies. New releases for Wii U should be priced about £40. I am predominantly a PC gamer (owning a 360 and Wii as recent consoles and planning on getting a Wii U) and part of this is digital games being so cheap on distribution services such as Steam.

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#33

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

Why would anyone want to believe this guy? He does make a fair point about third party support and Nintendo being a "second console", but does he really believe that no one is going to come back to Nintendo after the launch of the other consoles is out of the way? Plus, does he really think Xbox One will sell when Microsoft doesn't give a flying toss about it's customers and is £70 more expensive than the PS4?

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#36

crazycrazydave commented on Fils-Aime - With the Upcoming Wii U Lineup Thi...:

The problem I see is that the 3rd party developers were happy to port their older games onto the Wii U, for full price and expect it to sell, even though most people interested will buy the often superior version on another platform for cheaper if they haven't already played it (EA with Mass Effect 3 on Wii U is a prime example). I think 3rd party games should have simultaneous releases on current games, and if the game itself is a year or two old, make it far superior than the other platforms. Nintendo also needs to convince 3rd parties to ensure multiplatform releases make it to their system, but also exclusive games for the Wii U (even if it's just 1) and then if it doesn't sell they can properly justify the lack of interest.