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RIP Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)

Male, 20, United States

Tue 25th Mar 2014

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ekreig commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

Good, honest criticism is unquestionably important. Just look at what happened with Star Fox Zero: people were vocal about its flaws, and Nintendo responded by delaying the game to improve it, even though it meant worsening a thin release schedule. Criticism helps, sitting in an echo chamber where Nintendo is always perfect no matter what doesn't help.

"'Haters gonna hate' is a silly and redundant phrase, frankly, as it's a way to dismiss someone's view without actually saying why."

Also, I love this line! I would shout it from the rooftops...well, I would if I lived in a safer neighborhood!



ekreig commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

It's a shame, but I'm glad reviewers are being honest about this game. This kind of bare-bones release is the type of thing you expect from certain other big name publishers, but not Nintendo; they need to be reminded that it is NOT okay to stoop to that level.



ekreig commented on Gallery: There's Loads Of Awesome Linkle Fan A...:

Linkle's design is pretty well done, I think. They struck a nice balance between similarities and divergences with Link. She manages to look like a fresh new character while still obviously being a counterpart.



ekreig commented on Swedish Craftsman Is Making An American Walnut...:

@Gridatttack $46k is the total amount it will take to fund the project. According to the rewards info, you only have to pledge about 1% of that yourself to get one. Granted, even that's pretty steep when you consider that smartphones nowadays have emulator apps available for just about every classic console...



ekreig commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

That's a decent first step, however I for one won't rest until they remove the ability to create characters that are heterosexual, white, or male. If they can't do that much, my life will literally be over because how dare they release media in MY country that makes me uncomfortable in any way.



ekreig commented on Review: Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii U):

"If you've ever played Sonic Adventure for the GameCube or NiGHTS Journey of Dreams for the Wii, then you'll have a good idea what to expect from Sky Soldier."

That's all I really needed to read. I enjoyed Naka's output as a kid, but my tolerance for poorly-thought out gameplay ain't what it used to be. I tried replaying the Sonic Adventure games recently and it was just...ugh cringe



ekreig commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

So Nintendo Life is old enough to go to 5th grade, huh? Ugh. I hate fractions. Still, that's quite an impressive milestone. Happy birthday Nintendo Life, here's to another 10 years of being awesome! Can't wait to see this new design.



ekreig commented on Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To ...:

@rjejr I feel like the biggest problem with their E3 event was that most of the Wii U games they showed were games folks already knew about. So I can't help but wonder how much disappointment they could have prevented by simply announcing this then.



ekreig commented on Mario Memories: Pre-Internet Timeline Confusio...:

I had no idea about the different release schedule in the UK, pretty interesting stuff. I'm so used to lurking on Zelda forums that when I saw the phrase "timeline confusion", I immediately assumed there was going to a heated debate on whether NSMBU takes place before or after the "kill Bowser with 120 stars split".



ekreig commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Are we still harping on this idiot? Guy violates company policy. Guy gets sacked. Regardless of how you feel about their business practices/PR strategies, nothing about this particular incident really reflects negatively on Nintendo imo.

That Suicide Girls thing, on the other hand, is just plain messed up. This is the first I've heard of it.



ekreig commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

If he violated his employer's regulations by talking too much, he had it coming. No sympathy from me, but I do join you in wishing him luck. Unemployment sucks.

EDIT: lol @ his new Twitter bio. "I don't currently do anything, but thank you for asking." Nintendo seems to have hurt a butt.



ekreig commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

To me, the Gamepad situation feels even more disappointing when you think about the DS, the Wii and even the 3DS after its rocky start. Nintendo usually does an amazing job selling people on its technology.



ekreig commented on Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite ...:

Consoles are doing fine. It's the market for dedicated handhelds I'm worried about. One of the first consoles I've ever owned was the original unlit GBA. Ever since then, Nintendo's handhelds have been a precious mainstay in my life. I don't want them to ever stop making them.

I'm really concerned that the 3DS's success was largely a fluke that Nintendo won't be able to duplicate in a world where even more people than ever are using their smartphones for portable gaming. Moreover, it's safe to say they're going to be pouring a lot of resources into NX to make it a success, say nothing about the QoL and smartphone stuff they're doing. It's easy to see their next handheld being neglected amid all of this, and the Vita has shown us what happens when a handheld isn't properly nurtured by its developer...