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dings

dings

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Tue 15th December, 2009

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dings

#5

dings commented on Talking Point: The GamePad and its Role Defini...:

I think it's strange that people are so put off by the Wii U. It's just a giant DS. They've been making DS games that take advantage of the two screens for almost 10 years now, why is it suddenly throwing them off because the screens are bigger?

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#10

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

I'm a pretty big Nintendo fan and I finally bought a Wii U earlier this week. I've never been a doomsayer or calling it the "next virtual boy" (it's already sold 4.5 times more systems). I was just waiting for Nintendo's classic first year drought to pass. With Pikmin 3 finally here and more around the corner it finally seemed like the right time to get one, and I'm glad I did!

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#11

dings commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for July:

I bought DK when it first came to the shop, got SPU as a reward when it was offered last but have not gotten Star Fox 64 yet and was seriously considering doing so! Now I can with out paying!

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#12

dings commented on Peter Molyneux: If I were Nintendo, I'd Put Ma...:

Touch screen only games are the worst. Has anyone tried to play Street Fighter, Sonic or any other traditionally controlled game on the iPhone/Android/whatever? It adds a whole new level of difficulty but for all the wrong reasons. I couldn't even play Pac-Man on the iPhone it just doesn't work.

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#19

dings commented on These Are Your Club Nintendo Elite Rewards:

For those complaining: Nintendo is the only gaming company giving anything away at all that I know of (could be wrong) and honestly, flipping out over something someone gives you makes you look like a child.

Don't forget there's also all the other rewards you still get to spend your coins on.

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#22

dings commented on Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS...:

As much as I love Nintendo it takes them way too long to catch onto current trends. They've got making great games down perfectly but every time I see them screw something up like pricing points, flimsy online experiences ect it just reminds me of their choice to stay offline for the GCN and cartridges for the N64.

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#23

dings commented on Bomberman Hero:

I wonder if it's really difficult for companies to port 64 games or they just haven't felt like it?

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#27

dings commented on Review: Robox (WiiWare):

Why are game programmers still making 2D platforming games with the same annoying problems that plagued them 20 years ago? Do they think it makes it feel more retro if they program something that doesn't control or move like you'd expect a game in 2010 to play?
This felt like one of those NES games that you rent based on cool box art only to realize once you've stuck it in that you're in for a frustrating weekend. You can only shoot in front of your face while enemies are anywhere but, random objects that don't stand out from the background hurt you among other things.
I spent enough time with games like this when I was younger that I really don't feel like be subjected to it anymore.

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#29

dings commented on Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland (WiiWare):

I downloaded this demo and didn't much care for it!

The way enemies came at you and how you could only move back and forth it was like Space Invaders 3D with zombies and much lower difficulty!

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#30

dings commented on 3DS Battery Life Revealed:

That's somewhat discouraging, as I usually play my DS on the train and the train round trip is about 3 hours. I might have to pass on this one until a later revision is out or a more accurate report of it's battery life is in.

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#32

dings commented on Review: Fester's Quest (NES):

The best thing about being a kid is you can play all these awful games and not even realize it, then grow to love them. I remember renting all sorts of awful NES games and it never even occurred to me that they were crap. I would just sit there and play and play and never get anywhere due to the broken controls or whatever other flaw.

There was a lot of shovelware for the NES much like the Wii.

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#34

dings commented on Features: Things We Miss About the 8-Bit Era:

One thing that really annoys me about new games is the stories! I know some people really like them but I hate if I can't skip through the videos. I don't care why you have to do things in video games as much as how to do them. I think that's why I've stuck with Nintendo as their games seem to be pretty thin on long, overblown, poorly acted cinematic scenes.

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#40

dings commented on Super Mario Bros. was Gaming's Big Bang, says ...:

Wasn't just Atari, also the Colecovision and Intellivision, along with any stand alone game systems like pong.

When the crash happened retailers didn't want to stock video games, and consumers thought the fad was over. When Nintendo brought the NES to America, they added in the ROB and light gun and called it an "entertainment system". They even marketed it as a kind of toy because video games had left such a bad taste in retailers mouths.

Once people played SMB and Duck Hunt they were hooked! The NES took off in a surge of popularity and video games were back!

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#42

dings commented on Reggie Confirms 3DS is Coming Next Year:

Hopefully this will give them and game developers time to have a decent launch library. I remember it was about a year into the DS's life until it had 3-5 good games to choose from!

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#44

dings commented on Only 8.8% of Japanese Consumers Want to Buy a 3DS:

Too many variations of the DS! It feels like the Genesis all over again with the Genesis 1,2,3 CD, 32X, CDX and the Nomad. Compare that to the DS, DSlite, DSi, DSi XL and now the 3DS.

I'm a pretty big Nintendo fan but I'm pretty put off by all that.

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#45

dings commented on American Wii Owners Can Stream Netflix Now:

I liked how the 360 version works better unfortunately. It had more of a DVD playback feeling when watching something while the Wii's playback seems more like a youtube feed that can be fast forwarded one minute at a time.

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#47

dings commented on Wii Play is the US's Best-Selling Game Ever:

Everyone bought Wii Play when it first came out because it had a controller with it and controllers were impossible to find at the time. I imagine now it's bought for similar reasons, why just buy a controller when you can get one and a game for just 10$ more?

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#50

dings commented on Online Mario Multiplayer May Happen Down the Line:

Next game should be Mario/Luigi/Toad/Princess since it will be New Super Mario Bros. 2. It'd be fun it they make it where you can unlock your Mii when you beat it or something.

Also for the love of god, make a level editor!! That would be the most fun ever for a Mario game!