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electrolite77

electrolite77

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electrolite77

#1

electrolite77 commented on Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies an...:

@DontPlayDumb

I dunno, I'm critical of Nintendo when I think they deserve it but they're doing well with the Indies. Not quite the volume that Sony are getting but considering the size of the Wii U userbase the machine gets great Indie support. It seems like Nintendo are doing everything right in terms of getting developers on board.

As for Angry Birds, best ask Rovio about that!

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#2

electrolite77 commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@Einherjar

No they're not. Exclusives get gamers on discussion forums excited but it's multi platform titles that are the biggest sellers. They're the bread and butter of consoles. Look at the Wii U. Great exclusives, no third party games, poor sales. PS4 has the worst selection of exclusives but is selling most because it offers variety. The exclusives are just a bonus.

The Gaming PC comparison is a false one. A lot of people don't want the expense and effort of setting up a Gaming PC. Again, it gets said on gaming forums but in the real world Console sales remain high regardless of how many extra pixels a much more expensive PC can put out.

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#5

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

@Quorthon

See I don't know. I think the reason they stick to those franchises is they do sell to the mainstream in reasonable quantities. If they were looking after the core fans they'd be gambling on things like Metroid, Wave Race, F-Zero (or even new franchises) but instead they get neglected became they don't sell enough. They'd be working hard on the VC instead of putting in minimal effort and trying to milk users by making them pay for the same game multiple times.

I agree with your last paragraph though. Stuff like this it makes it look like they're backing away and are scared to compete.

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#7

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

@Yorumi

Yeah after a long time as a Nintendo fan you kind of get used to it don't you? Even when their focus is on 'gamers' it's all focussed on 'expanding the gaming audience' and long-term fans are always way down the priority list.

@Bolt_Strike

Quite. They keep going on about innovation but their last two consoles are

A) A DS with a 'fashionable in 2010' 3D effect tacked on

and B) The Wii U which looks like a 'fashionable in 2011' tablet tacked onto a games console and has as its most innovative feature 'assymetric gameplay' or to call it by its other name, variations on 2003's Pacman Vs.

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#8

electrolite77 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

@Tazcat2011

Ah my apologies then. I misread your post, very sorry.

Yeah Sega were brilliant back in the 90's, so many good games and the Dreamcast should have been a runaway success, it was so good. Unfortunately they just got so many things wrong on the business side. I found Sam Pettus Service Games book to be a great read on the subject.

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#9

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

Whereas of course most of us know that it was a cynical attempt to sell old stock to people buying Christmas presents. Still doesn't explain the bizarre decision to only release the XL version of the New 3DS in NA, the territory where the Old XL had dominated the market the least. I know the profit motive is sometimes the be-all and end-all but not at the expense of long term fans. Nintendo are walking a tightrope.

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#12

electrolite77 commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

Mario 64 - agreed, deserves a proper remake
F-Zero X - agreed, really could benefit from better graphics while keeping the peerless speed, controls and track design

The other 3 I'd like would be (assuming we're talking first party, non-Rare titles)
Paper Mario
Excitebike 64
Wave Race 64

if we're really talking fantasy land and third-party stuff is an option I'd swap out the last 2 for Donkey Kong 64 and Spacestation Silicon Vlley

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#13

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Dr_Awkward

Ah you're in Market Research? So of course Nintendos 'numbers' must be right? No chance they could have made a mistake. How sweet. I wouldn't snicker at the 'gullible drone' bit.

Look, this is a site dedicated to news about, and discussion of, Nintendo issues. Sometimes people may even not like something they've done. If that bothers you (and your last paragraph certainly suggests it does) stick to the official site.

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#14

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Dr_Awkward

You are entitled to complain if a company doesn't provide you with the product you want or provides a poor service. The only relationship most people have with a revenue seeking company like Nintendo is that of consumer and provider. People are entitled to ask for a product, complain if it isn't supplied and withhold funds. That's the Modern World and more people need to start acting like active consumers rather than gullible drones.

The other outlet is sites like this where problems can be discussed. The last two sentences directed at me make no sense and I'm afraid, just make it look like you have no argument.

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#16

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Zodiak13

It's a discussion site about Nintendo. I don't get your confusion.

And yes people are allowed to feel a sense of entitlement. They wanted a consumer product which they are entitled to do. The consumer product company isn't allowing them to purchase that product so they are entitled to be annoyed. Again, I don't understand your confusion.

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#19

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I have to say, if I was in the US (and wanted a New 3DS) I'd be fuming about this. Instead the 'shooting ourselves in the foot' department is busy in my region following up the Captain Toad launch debacle with an inexplicable Kirby Wii U launch delay. I can echo those who feel like they're close to having enough of Nintendo.

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#20

electrolite77 commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

Going to be a long wait for me to play this. If it really doesn't come out until the second half of the year I'll boycott it until maybe picking up a second hand copy. I may add other games to the boycott depending on release dates. I'm not rewarding Nintendo for idiocy.

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#26

electrolite77 commented on January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii ...:

@Nintendobro

So pointing out that Nintendo and Nintendo fans must take a share of the blame for the lack of third-party software means I hate them? Riiiiiiiiiiight. A touch hysterical. Also another fine example of the desperate nonsense Nintendo zealots will come out with to defend their beloved multi-national corporations stupidity....

@Quorthon

Spot on about it being like a cult. Any constructive criticism gets the zealots squealing about 'hate'

@retro_player_22

"Sony and Microsoft don't make games" Eh? It's getting stranger on here all the time

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#27

electrolite77 commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

@russellohh

It's nothing to do with cost. It'd cost Nintendo pennies to put one in.

If I buy a phone, I get a charger. If I buy a tablet, I get a charger. If I buy a Vita, I get a charger. If I buy a laptop, a Baby Monitor, a dust buster, a satnav, a cordless drill etc.etc I get a charger.

But in the Nintendo zealots eyes, everyone else is wrong and Nintendo are right. Another fine example of the desperate nonsense Nintendo zealots will come out with to defend their beloved multi-national corporations stupidity....

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#29

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

"it gives European gamers some fun Kirby time while North America looks ahead to Kirby and the Rainbow Curse this week"

Yeah brilliant. So not only do we get stiffed on the release date for Kirby but the 'consolation' is a Wii game (which I was interested in because of the proper Gamepad play) at a very high price. (I'm not allowed to swear on here) you, Nintendo....

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#30

electrolite77 commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

Always loved handhelds. Got an original Gameboy in 1991 (one of my first consoles), then had a long and fruitful relationship with a Gamegear (and an AC Adaptor, obviously). Wasn't a huge fan of the Gameboy Colour but Gameboy Advance, DS (Phat and Lite), 3DS and Vita have given me hours, nay, years of fun. Whether it was as a kid not having to use the family TV, a Student killing time between lectures or an adult on the commute and now as something to play when I'm up in the early hours with the baby they've always been a part of gaming life for me.

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#33

electrolite77 commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

No sale from me. My XL works fine, I'm not bothered about 3D, I'm not messing around buying another charger (good work Nintendo not spending the roughly 20p it would cost you to put one in) and the archaic system transfer process puts me off doing a Trade In. Anti-Consumer policies = 1 less sale.

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#36

electrolite77 commented on January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii ...:

@Neram

You hear lots of people complaining that sports games are the same every year even though it's a daft thing to say as, you know, the sports they are emulating don't change hugely. They sell because they are hugely popular and in most cases, good games. Nothing to be confused about at all.

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#38

electrolite77 commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

@Quorthon

The first couple of years with the Cube were marvellous. Quality and variety. Unfortunately it didn't sell and even more unfortunately Nintendo took the wrong lesson deciding it's because their machine was too similar to the competition (rather than acknowledging the lack of a DVD player, smaller capacity discs, lateness to market and not having GTA)

@Cyberbotv2

It's a great point about the variety on previous Nintendo machines that really shows how they've dropped the ball this generation. The N64 is regarded as a machine that struggled for third-party support but it had the best sports games around and was king of the consoles where FPS were concerned. The Cube didn't have many third-party exclusives but got all the ports that weren't signed up by MS or Sony as exclusives. The Wii U doesn't get anything. It still amazes me that a machine with such an emphasis on local multiplayer has almost 0 sports games.

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#40

electrolite77 commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@minotaurgamer @Nintendobro

The failure of third-party games has been going on for years. The N64 was where the perception that you buy a Nintendo console for Nintendo games started. The mainstream and the third-party sales went to Playstation. Meanwhile the N64 got third party exclusives like Spacestation Silicon Valley, Body Harvest, Rocket, Beetle Adventure Racing and Glover that didn't sell. Same happened on the Gamecube with Billy Hatcher, PN03, Viewtiful Joe. Same happened on the Wii with Deadly Creatures, Zack and Wiki, Red Steel 2, No More Heroes, Little Kings Story. All third-party exclusives, all flopped. Third-parties haven't been blameless by any means and support on the Wii U has been thin but Nintendo fans don't buy third-party games, ergo, they don't get made.

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#41

electrolite77 commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@Nintendobro

They're saying Nintendo fans don't want third party games because it's true. A lot of blinkered Nintendo fans don't buy third party games and haven't done for years, all the way back to the N64. Basic videogaming history. That's why it's funny to see Nintendo zealots thrashing around trying to blame third parties for the lack of games, or indeed blame anyone but Nintendo for Nintendos failings. It couldn't possibly be the beloved Nintendo getting it wrong, oh my know how could you say such a thing....

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#43

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Remains Silent on Third Party Wii Gam...:

it's laughable that people are even trying to compare the Wii U VC with the Wii. The entire Wii VC library should have been on Wii U from day one. That the Wii U lags so far behind is an insult. If Nintendo cared about long term fans the VC would be a priority and would thriving, but they don't so it isn't.

Likewise with third party Wii Games on Wii U, if Nintendo went to third-parties and made it worth their while it'd happen. But they won't so it won't.

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#47

electrolite77 commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Good to see Nintendos 'shooting ourselves in the foot' department keeping itself busy. I'm surprised they found the time with the ongoing farces over Amiibo pre-orders, Majoras Mask 3DS pre-orders, not launching the New 3DS in the States, the lack of a Kirby launch in Europe (after testing the water by messing up the Captain Toad launch in the UK) and the lack of Gamecube adaptors but fair play, they've managed it.

Disclaimer : I have no idea why anyone would sit and watch someone else play a game on YouTube and before this story had no idea who 'PewDiePie' was but if your competition are getting free publicity out of this, do the same. However it's Nintendo and so ekeing out every penny for the all-important profit margins is the main driver.

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#48

electrolite77 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

@aaronsullivan

That's what I think. Late 2016/early 2017 if it's two hardware launches. Nintendo is obviously looking to replace the Wii U as it isn't doing very well. They have to consider that if they replace the Wii U too early they'll upset some current owners but that isn't really that many people and a lot of them are the Nintendo zealots who'll buy anything Nintendo put out and in reality would buy the next machine without blinking. 4 years for a struggling machine would be pretty good-it's a longer life than the Dreamcast or Saturn managed, and on a par with the original Xbox.