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Wed 18th Apr 2012

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Dauntless commented on Weirdness: 8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter...:

Did Nintendo fix it for free? If they did than a please, thank you, and apology are in order and the kid should be applauded. If Nintendo charged the kid for the repair than its business as usual and they don't deserve any apology.



Dauntless commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Re...:

The project games are probably dead at this point. They were announced in 2014 out of desperation of having nothing to show for the WiiU. They'll probably end up as digital only games if Nintendo doesn't write them off.
Its good to hear Zelda will be 2016. That means it is very likely to be released on the WiiU. All I want at this point is Pikmin 4 for the WiiU.
After 2016 I don't think the WiiU will get much more love from Nintendo because it already doesn't and the NX hasn't even been unveiled yet.
Needless to say I don't expect much from the WiiU. At this point any news about games still coming to the WiiU is big news because the system appears to be abandoned not only by third parties but by Nintendo as well.



Dauntless commented on Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult,...:

I have about 90 of the best retail wii games in my library. The rest of the 1170 games released are garbage and not worth the shelf space. There was a lot of crap released for the system. But when there is up to 100 fantastic games for a system I think it had a good run.



Dauntless commented on Rumour: Online Survey Mentions NX's 4K Video S...:

This is already a failure if those specs are correct. 4k streaming isn't the same as 4k gaming. That's why it mentions that it will do 900p gaming. The PS4 would be able to do 4k streaming if it supported the mandatory HDMI 2.0/ HDCP 2.2 DRM. Sony could release a new model with a new HDMI port to allow it. It wouldn't really drive up cost. But the PS4 is already 3 years old and Nintendo's newest system can't even match an outdated system? It is one thing to release an underpowered system before or along side the competition. It is something else to release an underpowered system well after your competition's hardware has aged. Nintendo never learns.



Dauntless commented on Feature: Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nint...:

I'm not expecting Nintendo to get a PS4 install base day one. If it takes them 3 years to get a PS4 install base than I'll consider getting the NX in 3 years. Without that install base there is no 3rd party support in Nintendo's case. And what makes it even worse is that Nintendo dose eventually give up on their own platform too.

For example, they constantly showed off Zelda U for the first couple of years to hype up the WiiU and now that the WiiU is a commercial failure they don't want to talk about it anymore because its probably going to be an NX launch title. They said Pikmin 4 is nearly completed but don't want to confirm that it will be for the WiiU. The WiiU Animal Crossing isn't even a real Animal Crossing. What is up with that new Mario Tennis? Talk about lazy. There is a huge lack of support for the Virtual Console. We never did get those GameCube games. And there is countless Nintendo IPs that never got a WiiU release.

The way they are handling the WiiU's send off is why I have lost confidence in them. I'm not going to buy their next system in good faith. They have to prove themselves this time around. The WiiU 2016 lineup is practically non existent and the lack of any information is frustrating.

I'm not into handhelds so I don't have a 3DS to compliment the WiiU. My Nintendo criticism is strictly on their console performance. The WiiU has some of the best console games ever made. But I don't want to buy an NX for only 1 or 2 games because the install base isn't big enough for developers to care.

With the exception of the Wii Nintendo's install base has been declining ever since the NES. Every gen their install base gets smaller. Its taking them a long time to hit bottom because they started so high. I wouldn't be surprised if the NX only gets half of the WiiU install base.



Dauntless commented on Feature: Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nint...:

I don't have confidence in Nintendo so I won't be buying an NX until it gets an install base larger than the PS4. So I would like to see a Pikmin 4 for the WiiU before they kill it off. If they make it a dual release with the NX I'm cool with that. If they make it NX only I'll be very bitter about Nintendo's lack of WiiU support.



Dauntless commented on Weirdness: North American Devil's Third Copies...:

NOA is retarded and I'm not surprised by it anymore. They printed just a few copies of this, not enough for demand. They printed no copies of fatal frame. And they probably printed a million copies of Mario Tennis Ultra Smash that no body wants. They are really disconnected from their audience and it shows via the WiiU sales figure.



Dauntless commented on Nintendo Download: 12th November (Europe):

If the reviews are good for Rodea I'll pick it up when its in the bargain bin. They have this crazy idea that I'm willing to pay 74.99CAD (before taxes) for this game and I'm not. I wouldn't even pay that much for 3D World which could very well be one of the best if not the best game on the system.



Dauntless commented on Rumour: More Evidence Mounts of Twilight Princ...:

Considering that the Wii U can play the Wii version and upscale it to 1080p this is disappointing because there are GameCube games that should be getting HD remasters like Luigi's Mansion & Mario Sunshine. Especially since it seems like Nintendo is never going to add GameCube games to the Wii U Virtual Console. What a waste rereleasing a game many have already played and can still play on the current system.



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

I'm not big on the download only for consoles. For the most part my digital library is Steam/GOG PC only. I usually only buy digital games when they go on sale and never at full price because there is absolutely no resell value.
The reason why I'm lenient towards Steam/GOG digital games and not Nintendo console digital games is because of how the account system works. Nintendo games are tied down to the hardware and if it dies and is no longer supported by Nintendo I'm out of luck. With Steam/GOG games I can build myself a new computer with off the shelf parts and transfer my library over. The only way you can transfer Nintendo games over to another system is if you have the original disc/cart.
I still have my Sega Genesis from when I was little and the carts to go with it. Longevity is something I think about. Digital software doesn't last forever because of the restrictive DRM and that is a big factor in determining if I spend money on it.



Dauntless commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

It sounds like they are going to update the WiiU to XBOX ONE power and throw in a 3DS. Not very exciting.
So 2015 is the last year for the WiiU. Of course there will still be some games in 2016 that were delayed. But this is pretty much the deathblow for the WiiU.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Tatsumi Kimishima didn't understand the game industry in the GameCube era. Why would he understand it now?
Nintendo has been in a decline since forever with the exception of the one time Wii anomaly. With these sales patterns the NX is going to be a failure. Nintendo is aging and more out of touch with each generation.

NES 67m Sales
SNES 49m Sales
N64 32m Sales
GC 22m Sales
Wii 101m Sales
WiiU 10m Sales



Dauntless commented on Pikmin 4 is "Very Close to Completion", Though...:

It better get released on the Wii U because its the last Nintendo system I'm going to own. If they do a dual release with the NX I'm cool with that. The Wii U has only been out for 3 years and if they drop support for it so soon don't expect me to ever support Nintendo again.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I would get one but than I ask myself the same question when considering the real thing. What the hell am I going to do with this crap? I don't have any games that fully utilize it. Amiibos and Amiiqo is a high price to pay either way to unlock some useless stuff.



Dauntless commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

Disappointed about digital only Fatal Frame. It looks like a game that Nintendo doesn't want to support. If this were the Wii days where a digital option wouldn't be possible we would need another operation rainfall in NA.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

If it comes back it won't be the same. Iwata was a charming likable guy that respected his audience. Even though his English wasn't the greatest you could tell that he was trying his best because he enjoyed doing Directs for the English speaking audience and didn't want to leave them out.



Dauntless commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

So the reason why we are missing so many titles is because Nintendo has to control everything themselves, they are short staffed and don't want to hire addition workers. No wonder why their third party support sucks. All they have to do is give third parties a little more freedom and trust that they can test a rom with their emulator and we could have much more vc titles. I'm not surprised by Nintendo's backward approach anymore.