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eaglebob345

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#1

eaglebob345 commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

Mass Effect Trilogy + ME4 on Wii U.
Dead Space Trilogy + DS4 on Wii U.
Star Wars: Battlefront 1+2 HD + SW:BF3 on Wii U.
No More Heroes 1+2 HD + NMH3 on Wii U.
Red Steel 1+2 (With online features) HD + RS3 on Wii U.
Most likely won't happen, but these are the only games I want from EA and Ubisoft. They can keep their played out year garbage, imo.

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#2

eaglebob345 commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

@King47 Same here (although in reverse order, I got my Wii U after MiiVerse was added to the 3DS). Social networking never has (and never will) appeal to me, nor does online play (or paid online). I can see why some people can get into it, but I don't see it as useful or relevant.

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#3

eaglebob345 commented on Review: Mass Effect 3 (Wii U):

@pukka-pie Which they are you referring to exactly, because EA and Ubisoft both had Wii U dev kits early enough to make passable ports of their games (or else ME3, NFSMWU, ACIII, etc. wouldn't have been on the Wii U). If you mean EA I call bs because they could have had a ME3 trilogy ready on the Wii U by its launch if they actually cared (they ported all that useless sports garbage). If you mean Ubisoft I call bs once more because all version of Watch Dogs were originally scheduled for November 2013, so the Wii U version should have AT LEAST been playable at that time (they probably lied). It's not like I want them to drop everything and make exclusives, or that I want to to port every single game they have (sports and FPS suck), but fair ports like a ME trilogy or a game (Watch Dogs) released ON TIME would help. Ubisoft was saddened because Wii U owners didn't want their yearly games (AC) nor an exclusive that didn't even look as good as AC (ZombiU) but they were just marketing the game to the wrong fanbase. Then they delayed Rayman and angered a lot of their fans (plus it steered anyone who wanted to get a Wii U for Rayman Legends away because it became multiplatform). EA has been throwing slander a Nintendo and cancelling working projects (according to the DEVELOPERS, not the suits at the top, nor the hateful biased media sites like IGN, gamespot, etc.) all because Nintendo wanted to control their own games.

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#4

eaglebob345 commented on Ronimo Games: PS4 And Xbox One Are More Of The...:

@QuickSilver88 @dumedum People act like when someone is down, they have to keep kicking them, and if someone else says something nice it is wrong. Just because a few third party companies want to attack Nintendo and their fanbase with quite childish attitudes doesn't mean they're right in what they say. Just because Nintendo's fanbase doesn't particularly like yearly FPS, yearly AC, yearly sports games, gimped ports, ports of old games, and crappy half-a**ed games doesn't make us children. I think games like The Elder Scrolls, Bioshock, and Mass Effect could have done well on the Wii U (I have ME3, wish we had the Trilogy, but oh well, not worth another console to me), and I know FF and KH games would do well on the Wii U.

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#6

eaglebob345 commented on Weirdness: The Makers Of TV Show Resurrection ...:

@Damo @FarsanBaloo The thing is, @Raylax is right. Even though our dominate hand is not taken into account when playing video games, we've never known it to be different. It's something to get used to at an early age. The only problem I have, not sure if it is for all left-handers but I assume so, is handling a stylus. I don't write with my right hand, so it is awkward and shaky. I had to do a complete overhaul of the "Kid Icarus: Uprising" controls because of that (I don't own and won't own a CPP. If Nintendo wants me to use CPP controls, then the final model of the 3DS will have two Circle Pads and four shoulder buttons). The 3DS XL is a bit disappointing because of the fact that they put the stylus back on the right: I liked being able to reach it with my left hand...

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#7

eaglebob345 commented on Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U...:

Oh yeah, and an eshop download of Xenoblade Chronicles, with HD upscaling, along with The Last Story and Pandora's Tower. Then a reveal of Mistwalker's Wii U game, Ganbarion's new game (if there is one at the moment), and X's full name (if there is a change) along with a release date. Finally, a Bayonetta 2 release date, Hyrule Warriors Release date, and a SSB release date. Then hype, lots and lots of HYPE!! Yay, Speculation!

I want all of these things... so bad...

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#9

eaglebob345 commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@taffy Mass Effect is greater than NFS can ever hope to be. Mass Effect 3 on Wii U was sabotaged by the announcement of the trilogy and release on other platforms only a month later. "You can get one, or 3-in-1". No brainer. If the trilogy was on Wii U, I am pretty sure we would have seen better results. ME3 on the Wii U sold as much as the trilogy did on PC (120,000) and half as much as the trilogy did on the PS3 (240,000) and XB360 (240,000). These third parties have been shafting the Wii U with old ports and half finished games since release, after spending 3+ years of shovelware on the Wii, and they expect us to trust their quality? I feel for Mr. Ward, but he had been backing the wrong horse, part of the lying team, and now won't even heed his own advice. EA published NFS:MWU, so his b******g and moaning should be aimed at them and he should not have even mentioned Nintendo. He was in bed with EA, with the selling out of his company Criterion, so if anything he should be blaming himself.

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#10

eaglebob345 commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Damo It doesn't change the fact that it was an old port. Also, Sony and Microsoft are huge corporations, way larger than Nintendo is. They should be able to afford things like this. Because of all of these bad dealings, Sony is suffering because of it. Sony plans on laying off 5000 workers by March 2015, that is 3.4% of Sony's work force (no big deal, right?), 5% of Microsoft's work force (no big deal, right?), and a whopping 70% of Nintendo's work force (now it's a big deal). 5000 is a lot of jobs, a lot of families, and a lot of layoffs, yet people try to casually smooth it over for the next Nintendo or even Microsoft hate story. If we are all going to step into the ring and debate why Nintendo is so frugal, we need all of the facts.

They are a big company, don't get me wrong, but they are not at all large enough to go up against Sony or Microsoft in sheer influence through money. They can afford to make a powerful system, but they would rather not bleed money because of it. Sony did that with the PS3 and their credit is now in the toilet and the company is spiraling towards bankruptcy. We as the consumers must understand that Microsoft and Sony in the video game market is what is destroying it. EA and some other third parties feel that they can fall back on console manufacturers, because of all the money hats, but it will all come to an end, eventually. Also, GTAV>>>NFS, but how would they market GTAV if it was miraculously ported over the the Wii U? "GTAV: it's old and the novelty is gone, out now!".

P.S. Even EA has a larger workforce than Nintendo, so they should still be taking care of their own marketing.

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#11

eaglebob345 commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Damo An port of an old game should get what kind of support from Nintendo exactly? EA is the one one published it. "B***h and moan at the publishers not the developers." He said that. He was a developer, EA PUBLISHED it. Wii U was just the host console for an old port. Sounds like Mr. Ward, as bad as I feel for him, is not even heeding his own advice.

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#12

eaglebob345 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

@Thaswizz The way they are talking, I am pretty sure they are not even done making the Wii U version of the game. All of that wasted time, and the lies about the game (any version) being ready in November make me skeptical about this game. I hope it is good and I hope they don't wait too long to release it on the Wii U, because the potential sales will be going down quickly.

@JohnRedcorn NOOOO!!! I was kinda looking forward to that game, too... I wish they fixed the Wii U version then launched it and patched the others a lot, to make up for the low quality of that game.

Of course, if it does turn out to be a flaming turd, like Aliens: Colonial Marines, we can pretty much kiss the Wii U version goodbye...

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#13

eaglebob345 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

@Sidewinder Yes, I got that. I said "focus on the new ones", meaning delay the PS3 and XB360 versions, so that all five console version release at the same time, parity in releases. They had a six month delay and the game was STILL NOT DONE. Something doesn't quite add up: Does that mean that in their original release window the Wii U version was not even close to being finished, and that the BS about finishing touches was a lie?

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#15

eaglebob345 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

I still think they killed off some of their hype with a six month delay, but an additional six month delay for Wii U owners is basically suicide. Guess Ubisoft couldn't get it up and running (Watch_Dogs, a new game), but they sure got AC up and running (tired yearly game).

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#17

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@Shroom_Muncher Right now the PS3, 360, and even Wii are superior to the PS4, XBOne, and Wii U because they have 8 years worth of games on them. How are NEW systems with less than 300 games going to compete with ESTABLISHED systems with 800+ games in quality or quantity? Is hype supposed to make up for a lack of games? I know your not saying Nintendoom, as you have so graciously noted, but you should tell your friends that they are stating the obvious and that they are not as smart as they seem to think they are.

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#18

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@GunstarHero234 We are not port begging, bragging about games we have, or angry that it is on a competitor's system. We are made that third parties are shafting Wii U owners on games because of stupid stigmas enforced by PS and XB fanboys, also some companies like EA and Bethesda but that is a story for another time. Them begging Bayonetta 2 is like us begging for their exclusives like Infamous or Halo, it is that simple.

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#19

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@GunstarHero234 You are the one who started it all by not knowing the differenc between Bayonetta 2's situation compared to MULITPLE PLATFORM games. If Bayonetta fans don't understand, it is because they have a fanboy bias against Nintendo (not saying you do, just the port begging haters). I didn't force your hand, you felt as though you fit the mindless fanboy drone, so you struck back. I told you it was do directed straight at you, because it was not.

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#20

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@GunstarHero234 Learn how to use punctuation. Periods, commas, semicolons, etc., please. That grammar is horrible, what are you six? You can't talk about immaturity with the grammatical level of a first grader, it make you sound off.
The phrase fanboy, or word if you want to call it that, goes for all three console makers. I am a Sony fan and a Nintendo fan and I look forward to owning some games on both systems. I am not going to buy a system to brag, like you seem to have done, because that is what fanboys do.

Of course Arkham games and Kingdom Hearts games are going to be good, they were made that way, however, Arkham games will not get ME to buy a system. Only Kingom Hearts, Pokemon, and Monster Hunter have that effect on me.

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#21

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@GunstarHero234 First off, the last paragraph was a general statement for ALL people complaining about Wii U and gloating about the PS4, so if the mindless fanboy drone shoe fits you, wear it.
Secondly, I can and just might buy a PS4 for KH3, since it probably won't be on the Wii U. Suggesting I can't get it is stupid. I choose to get systems for good games, not hype games.
Finally calling someone a joke just because you do in fact fit the mindless fanboy shoes makes you look like you are in denial.

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#23

eaglebob345 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@Superiorspider People would buy it if Wii U is the only console they own, people like me. Donkey Kong has nothing to do with Batman, that was just a stupid statement.

@GunstarHero234 Why don't you people understand the difference between Bayonetta 2's situation and game like this one? Nintendo funded and published that game because no one else wanted to, including Sony. These third party MULTIPLE PLATFORM games are skipping the Wii U because of stupid stigmas, like what @Superiorspider said about Donkey Kong. Does that also mean Nintendo owners don't want games like Monster Hunter because of having Mario or Zelda?

I swear you people just come here just to bash the Wii U, like childish fanboys. If power and graphics mattered, games like Monster Hunter and Resident Evil would have never come to the Wii or 3DS. Regardless of what any of you think, it is fanbase that matters to third parties, that and idiots who suck up first day DLC and microtransactions like mindless drones. If you want to gloat about Sony fine, there is a sister site for that, doing it here makes you look like mindless fanboys.

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#24

eaglebob345 commented on Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Li...:

Why is this even on Nintendo Life? It doesn't really concern any console supporter unless they are fanboys. I have a Wii U and will get a PS4, only if KH3 is not on the Wii U. There is nothing wrong with either system. We all know Sony fanboys, not fans, have been wanting to gloat about power ever since the weak, but successful PS2. Console wars are nothung but fanboy arguments and articles like these are what fuel them. Why not just say "PS4 surpassed 6 million, YAY!!" On Push Square eot "PS4 passes Wii U" on Nintendo Life? If articles like these have to be made, you guys should have a fourth site for petty fanboy articles and arguments.

Had to edit: wrong site. XD

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#25

eaglebob345 commented on Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Writ...:

Best case scenario: people start buying more video games and consoles from hype. Worst case scenario: it could make video games a laughing stock, thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg being behind the movie. I hope they at least take the subject seriously, which is HIGHLY doubtful with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg anywhere near them.

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#27

eaglebob345 commented on Review: Mass Effect 3 (Wii U):

I bought this game for the Wii U on Amazon for $10. It is a great game, one of the few solid third party titles we got on the Wii U. I hope EA and other third party companies, like what Ubisoft is doing with Watch_Dogs, realize that late ports (or in Mass Effect 3's cases unfair ports) are always doomed to fail when the older consoles with larger install bases are eating up most of the sales initially, anyways.

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#29

eaglebob345 commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

@AtlanteanMan I think Nintendo invested their extra time and money to bring out some new and cool features never experienced on a home console, with the versatility of the Wii and DS the Wii U should be unstoppable.

However, on the home console side, opposite the handhelds, the push of developers is about raw power and less creativity (western developers) and from the "(dudebro) gamers" the push is for more of the same (FPS, Sports, Cars) and prettier pictures. It's like they are fighting a losing battle their creativity over the others' power.

Of course, they are also battling their own image. If they made their console with 8 cores and 8gb of ram, developers would still use the excuse that their audience is not there and "(dudebro) gamers" would find another excuse not to buy it, probably the age old "kiddie" excuse. This is all evident from the total domination, sales wise, of the PS2: GameCube was more powerful than the PS2 so they criticized how it looked. They complained about how the disk were not so big and they did not want to split the games, yet I had PS2 games on two disks.

Point being that no matter what Nintendo does, they have to look out for themselves. They have family titles and more mature titles, but "(dudebro) gamers" will always call them "kiddie". Nintendo won't go it completely alone, but most of the "AAA" games won't be there (unless of course, Nintendo gets the ball rolling on the Wii U causing third parties to want a piece of that pie). It is up to Nintendo to show the true power of the Wii U, and to show that it's potential is limitless.

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#30

eaglebob345 commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Removing the gamepad would not solve anything. The controller is a standard pro controller with a unique touch interface. It may be emulated, Vita and PS3/4 or Xbox One and Smartglass, bit it is the most unique console this generation. Nintendo knows this but they are not doing a good enough job relaying the possibilities to consumers or developers. It can be used in a variety of ways and if the developers don't want to have asymmetric features, they can simply use it solely for off-tv play.

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#32

eaglebob345 commented on Nintendo Q3 Results Bring Net Profit, But Warn...:

@Marshi I think it because the Wii U dragged through 2013 with little advertising, few releases, and low sales, being out sold by 7-8 year consoles that should be past their prime is not good. That and it is sold at a loss at the moment, as mentioned aboved, eating into Nintendo's profits. The Wii U is a good console, all it needs is more games (first AND third party), better marketing, and those killer first party titles.

Someone mentioned it before (not on this article) and it made me think: what if Nintendo launched this year along side the others, with launch titles like SM3DW, Pikmin 3, LEGO City, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (I can dream can't I), and Mario Kart (or something)? I think that could have made it a very desirable console, maybe even a best seller this year. That's something I always think about, knogwin what Nintendo had to release (sparingly) in all of 2013.

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#33

eaglebob345 commented on Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring ...:

@rjejr The funniest part about is that I posted the same two articles that I posted here on Playeressence, but they had the exact opposite reaction. They think secrets are perfectly ok and Nintendo does not need to change. I don't think the realize that Nintendo's actual fanbase is about the size of the GameCube install base. The Wii (motion controls) and PS1-3( CD, DVD, BluRay, respectively) sold the most to casuals through non-video means. I think that after the hype dies down, then the real battle will begin. Those who believe Nintendo's current strategy is working are in for a rude wake up call.

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#34

eaglebob345 commented on Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring ...:

@BinaryFragger @rjejr I think they should stop with the "no plans" and "please understand", they know what their investors want and what their fans want. Instead of staying so secretive, they need to open up more. Instead of keeping everyone in the dark about projects, they should be advertising what they have, what they will be making, and what games they will have as third party exclusives. There is NO reason for why we don't have release dates for Smash Bros., Mario Kart, or X. NO reason why we, their fans, know nothing about Metroid U/3DS, Zelda U, Starfox U/3DS, Pokemon U, Kid Icarus U, Pokemon Bank, or even if Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is coming to Wii U. Also, why don't we know the status of Conduit U, No More Heroes U, The Last Story sequel, or even a new Clash of Ninja U? They should be bankrolling these games, the game that people want other than just Mario, the should show that Nintendo has games like the best of them. They should have been buying up these studios that were putting their hopes into the Wii owners, to get their game out an to expand on Nintendo's ip's. They should also be advertising like crazy, and holding awesome games like those as exclusives.

Another thing, they need to think about which system gets what games. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon should be a Wii U game, so should Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the realistic Zelda game remakes (I think the cartoony ones and the top down ones should be on handhelds). There is no reason, in my opinion why Kid Icarus should have been a 3DS game. It could be an awesome home console co-op game.

However, the biggest problem they have is treating the shareholders like they don't exist. The projcted sales were WAY to high for the Wii U, especially for what they had to offer in 2013, and their 3DS numbers were too high, why expect the 3DS to pick up the Wii U's slack (A slack it would not have if the games were allocated better)?

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#36

eaglebob345 commented on Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring ...:

I think mini games, like those little Pokemon games on the pokemon website, would be nice. Those with ads about console games, the possibility of earning download codes for smaller games in a similar fashion to club Nintendo points, and Miiverse integration would be nice. I also heard someone say to get, Gungho I believe, to make a Puzzles X Pokemon game, and I thought maybe you could unlock event Pokemon with those too. All of these are just ideas off the top of my head, but I think they could help.

I don't think console game or demos would work well, but I do think targeting that casual crowd with quality games, even if they are apps ands ads, could help boost sales, if only just a little.

I know Nintendo doesn't want to expand actual games to mobile, and they should not, and many people don't think they should either. What they need is brand awareness. Doctor Luigi could be perfect for smartphones, so could the Pokedex, those Pokemon website mini games (yes even dream world games/ integration), and many other unconventional games that they have. Nintendo has the brand power, the willpower, and the mind for innovating and creating that many game companies wish they had, all the need to do is stop being stubborn and do what they best, draw in the players (not gamers) an show them what video games are all about.

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#38

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@TheRealThanos I get what you're saying. It's funny you mentioned youtube because I just went through the comments on Gamespot's GOTY video. Those are some biased comments for a perfect example. I'll never understand why those people believe that their opinions are all matter. It makes me wonder if they know how childish they sound.

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#39

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@JaxonH @TheRealThanos You guys are channeling some great insight and thought. I took a different money and game centric look on the systems up above you guys, if you want to check it out. I'm still trying to figure out why so many third party companies are acting the way they are. I thought they would want everyone to experience their games, no matter what system they own. Some of them are set to burn a large chunk of their fans, even more than they already have, doing what their doing. (talking about Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision, Capcom, etc.) I wish we could go back to the days when games were about fun not graphics.
Also, I was actually surprised at how many people on a variety of different sites, like MyNintendoNews, don't know or care about the truth with Nintendo and the Gamecube. I told them many times about the profit Nintendo made from that "failure", but all anyone seems to care about anymore are graphics and sales comparisons.

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#40

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@GuruOfGreatness It's actually a few things that changed my outlook on the gaming industry. I used to be just as hyped for Sony's offering as I am for Nintendo's, but they became greedy for money just like Microsoft. The $600 starting price of the PS3 pushed me away from buying one, even though I loved the PS2. I do, however, plan on picking up a PS3 within the next year. The overpricing of Vita memory cards and non backwards compatibility with the disc based games pushed me away from buying one, as I was looking forward to playing birth by sleep on it. Last, but not least, the PS4 pushed me away with mandatory subscription fees and their push towards boring played out FPS games like Microsoft.

I have a rather large bugdet for video games, getting 2-3 games per year, but I don't see any justification for me to buy a system made too expensive because of accessories (Vita, PS4, XB 1), Initial Price Tag (PS3), or with mandatory subscription fees for online play (PS4, Xbox 360, XBox 1) and not have any money left to play games. I wish that circumstances with the other two were different, I would gladly get a PS4 without all that added garbage that they want to charge extra for, but Wii U is all I will need this gen along with my 3DS, I won't miss sports games or FPS games as I don't play either type.

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#41

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@Mary_Yati Hopefully Nintendo learned to never trust those back stabbing idiots again. I was looking forward to Bioshock Infinite and would have loved a Mass Effect Trilogy. The third parties know they screwed up, which is evident in the fact that they are trying to doom NIntendo for the fall of the Wii U, when they were equally at fault. I want to know what their excuses will be to keep bringing games to PS4 and XB1 even though their install bases are also tiny, and why when they do make cross-generation multiplatform games they still skip the Wii U. I would think that these turd parties were tired of shoving their own feet in their mouths by now, but I guess not.

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#42

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@GuruOfGreatness I wasn't saying that you were talking about the specs of the console as if you knew about them, I don't either. I was just saying that everything is scalable, which was reinforced by Capcom with RE5, and that people buy into that Nintendo hate, when Nintendo is the only one of those companies that is not trying to thoroughly screw their customers, yet they receive a lot of hate. I am surprised that the meatheads, dudebros, and mainstream gaming media have let Microsoft and the DRM blow over, as well as Sony's hidden DRM that they allow third parties, but, then again, they are trying to find any excuse to doom NIntendo again.

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#43

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@GuruOfGreatness It is just that Nintendo has the best overall package, yet because of failed business deals (EA) and self entitled third parties (Bethesda) Nintendo gets a lot of hate from uninformed, usually dudebro type, gamers and video game companies. Also, it has absolutely nothing to do with the Wii U lacking horsepower, think about it: Batman: Arkham Origins made it onto the Vita and the 3DS. Basically the same game, only, one looks better because it is in HD. Wii U is HD. It is clearly not as powerful as P$4/XB$X1, but it is a very capable system. Third parties are following EA into oblivion and they don't even know it yet. http://www.dashhacks.com/ps4/ps4-news/ea-retracts-ps4-statement.html
These companies are just run by jerks. They will try to flame anyone, whether it is Nintendo or Sony. Every hater out there knows if the Wii U did not get abandoned by third parties and was a hit, like it was set to be, they would be tripping over each other to put their games on the Wii U.

Also, I have been saying this for years:
ANYTHING IS SCALABLE!
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/01/capcom_had_resident_evil_5_running_on_3ds

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#44

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@Peach64 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/wii-u-performing-better-playstation-3-vita-life-date-japan/, if the PS3 can be pulled back from the brink of death, what's to say Nintendo can't do it? Also, what happened to the Vita, it doesn't even seem like Sony wants to care about it at all. Sony had a leg up over Nintendo, since PS1, and Microsoft, since PS2, but those leads were from PS1 and cds, PS2 and dvds, and PS3 with bluray. I am interested to see who will win out with just games, now. Microsoft had a lot of promise after stealing a large chunk of Sony's PS2 fanbase, but this generation they shot themselves in the foot multiple times. I think it will be Sony and Nintendo on top with Microsoft coming up the rear. Is it really that hard to have optimism for and faith in the most successful video game company in history?

Besides, if the Wii U is such a "bad idea", why are $ony and Micro$oft emphasizing that their machines have similar, but way less functional, features?

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#45

eaglebob345 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@Spakiness I doubt it. Even with this article that some people are saying has some "sense" is this trying to belittle Nintendo. They deem it a failure without even waiting for all three consoles to be out and about free from the launch hype. I would say that by next Christmas we will know for certain which console is a dud. I am casting my vote for the SPYbox One. I personally couldn't care less about specs and sales: I'll let the meat-heads play with their specs, pay their idiotic subscription fees, and have their FIFA's and CoD's. I'll take my X, my Mario Kart, and my Zelda and I will play them with free online features back by a MiiVerse full of true gamers.

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#46

eaglebob345 commented on Industry Analyst Predicts Disappointing Outcom...:

@JaxonH Thank you. I have been telling people that for years and no one wanted to listen. Nintendo has one iteration of their games per console, Some exceptions like Pikmin and Mario Galaxy having sequels on the same platform and Starfox skipping a generation as well as adding new franchises along the way, so that every generation new players get to experience the joy of high quality video games. CoD, Assassin's Creed, ______ Sports, etc. have had the majority of their releases on one generation of consoles. It's like they know they stupid, yet they still willingly pay $50-$60 a year for online play and paying for DLC to companies that think so lowly of their fans enough to sell them incomplete games.

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#47

eaglebob345 commented on Industry Analyst Predicts Disappointing Outcom...:

All Nintendo has to do is secure the dude-bro games (I hate using dude-bro but it covers sports, shooters, etc.) and use their free online as a selling point. They won't win them all, but its about time gamers saw what true gaming was all about, playing without paying out the @$$ just to play with their friends. (I hate using gaming and gamer but it gets the point across.)

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#48

eaglebob345 commented on Industry Analyst Predicts Disappointing Outcom...:

@Peach64 Nintendo has been keeping the same franchises alive, albeit adding new ones along the way, for 30 years. So it's pretty wrong to say they did not make the games we love.
Also, you say Nintendo is making you pay for emulated games, that you don't have to buy mind you, trying to squeeze money out of people, when $ony and Micro$oft are having people pay for online play and are promoting and money-hatting DLC which is the real money squeeze.
Finally, how the fudge can you be a desperate if you can buy, rent, or borrow and play a backlog of Wii games? You can't play PS3 or XB1 games on their successors, and $ony is trying to do that Gaikai crap to have you pay for your games again.
@rjejr I don't think Nintendo will have a problem with sales. at least as much as people think they will. They Gamecube may have sold the least, but, Nintendo was the only one to profit off of that generation of systems. I agree that the Wii was an anomaly, but, what does that say about the DVD player called the PS2 and the Bluray player called the PS3? Out of everyone I knew, except me, with those systems only one other person used their PS2/3 for games. Micro$oft jacked half of $ony's fans from the PS2 last generation, and Nintendo introduced many new people to video games with the Wii.

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eaglebob345 commented on Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in S...:

Why keep reporting on a market who's majority just wants FIFA, CoD, and other "mature" titles? It is just not Nintendo's market. There will always be fans of all 3 console makers in these kinds of markets, but the UK market is just not as diverse as the US/North American market or the rest of Europe. I love how the Wii U sales pick up nearly every where else, yet you guys, and many other sites are still stuck on the UK market. Again, it is dominated by shooters and sports, on top of what seems to be a love for the best graphics on the "mature" consoles. It is just a group mentality thing. I knew a guy at my school who sold his 3DS and Pokemon game for a PS4 even though all of our friends have a 3DS. It's the "mature" image he wants to have. I know for a fact that he had enough for the system already, he was just embarrassed to have a 3DS. It is simply a maturity thing. If you like a game just play it, it is as simple as that. I couldn't care less about what people think of the games I play, but that's just me.