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Sat 17th August, 2013

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ericwithcheese2 commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

Echoing here, but I think this will sell well to existing users - probably even moreso after the great NWC presentation. But as far as new users, Nintendo has undercut itself by not being able to stop talking about the NX whereas even people who don't regularly follow gaming websites know that a new system is on the way. There is no incentive for anyone to buy a Wii U at this point in time.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Nintendo Announces Super Mario Maker Wii U Har...:

I wish the console or gamepad itself had some kind of special marking on it for Mario's Anniversary to make it really a Limited Edition... but Nintendo probably has a number of Wii U consoles already in surplus.

That said, still excited for this game!



ericwithcheese2 commented on Nintendo Cancels Camp Miiverse in Honour of Sa...:

I really don't understand the outrage of SMM coming out on 9/11. I can see a point about a big festive release party in downtown Manhattan, but it's been 14 years since 9/11/01. And I don't say that because I'm saying we should get over it. I say that because we've had movies, books, music, and more have release dates of 9/11 since then. I don't see why Nintendo gets singled out when we've had stuff come out on that date since 2001.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

I love SEGA and still love them. They constantly release great 3D Classics on the 3DS, and their mobile offerings and rereleases of games like Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio on Xbox Live and PSN have been good as well.

I'm glad they recognize that they have not been pleasing long term fans and have been faltering. That's the first step. Now, I hope that the second step is actually following through and repairing the trust that was damaged by games like Sonic Boom.

I'm willing to give them a chance because I love their brand and franchises.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashi...:

@Quorthon This E3 was pretty awful, but I still think 2008 was the worst of all time as far as Nintendo goes. From that awkward woman prattling on about her vacation to the embarrassing Wii Music finale, that was the worst in my opinion. This past E3 was merely very disappointing. E3 2008 was humiliating.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

I'll say it again. Nintendo needs to make the NX to be competitive with the PS4 and Xbox One... at the very least. If they push out hardware in either late 2016 (which I hope is when it's due out) or 2017 and is already inferior to systems that have been out since 2013, Nintendo will further alienate themselves from the gamers that they need support from.

The last two console cycles, Nintendo has been behind its competitors from the get-go as far as horsepower. So even though this is a rumor, it is a very believable one. And if they go that route again, this could be Nintendo's last home console if sales continue to decline. The Wii U has proven that Nintendo can't survive just based on their die hards.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Video: Chill Out With Tetris Trivia, the Sovie...:

Absolutely love Tetris. I've had a ton of games throughout the series:

Tetris (GB)
Tetris (NES)
Tetris 2 (SNES)
Tetris Attack (SNES)
Disney's Magical Tetris (N64)
Tetris Plus (Sega Saturn)
Tetris Worlds (GameCube)
Tetris DS (Nintendo DS)
Tetris (PS3)
Tetris: Evolution (Xbox 360)
Tetris Party Deluxe (Wii)
Tetris (GB, 3DS VC)
Tetris: Axis (3DS)

Yeah, I'm a fan. I say I won't buy anymore versions, but then I do.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

I hope this isn't the case, but wouldn't be surprised at all as Nintendo's last two home consoles have been underpowered compared to the competition. The Wii skated by because of its innovation, whereas the Wii U struggled because of the lack of it. If word gets out that NX is indeed less powerful than the PS4 - which will have been out for a number of years by then - the buzz around Nintendo will be very negative ... unless they bring forth an innovation like the Wii did.

For those who say power doesn't matter, it most certainly does, in both the eyes of the prospective buyer who abandoned Nintendo as well as the industry and third parties themselves. Nintendo has proven with the Wii U that it cannot survive on the backs on their die hard fanbase alone.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

I shudder to think what would have happened if this ended up existing. Sony would have never forged ahead with the PlayStation when they did - when the market was ripe for it - and we would have missed out on some great games and franchises.



ericwithcheese2 commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

I don't believe any of this article. There are, without a doubt, some licensing issues with some titles, but there is no excuse for why the Virtual Console - especially on 3DS - has dried up to barely a trickle. We are lucky to get one release a month on Wii U, but the 3DS hasn't had a VC release in months. I refuse to believe that porting NES games or Game Boy games to the 3DS is such an ordeal that it would pull so many resources from other game development.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@Nintend0ro Nintendo, and other companies, always say that their next console isn't a "replacement" for the current one, but we all know it will be over time. Companies always support the older systems for a window of time after the new one comes out (also depending on how successful the previous one was) as evidenced that the 360 and PS3 are still getting support - even moreso than the Wii U at the point. But I imagine Nintendo will quickly drop support for Wii U once the NX comes out. They barely support it now with its almost empty 2016 calendar. With not even 10 million sold in over two and a half years, they really have no reason to as they dropped support for the Wii very quickly and we all know how that console sold.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@LilC 2016 would be a four year lifespan if it came out for the holiday. That's only a year less than much more successful Nintendo home consoles of the past, like the Super NES (1991-1996), N64 (1996-2001) and GameCube (2001-2006). And given how miserably the Wii U has done so far, four years is much better than the Saturn (1995-1998) and the similarly-selling Dreamcast (1999-2002). I don't expect Wii U to have a five year lifespan just because I don't think Nintendo can wait that long to launch another home console while the U continues to fall further and further behind.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards...:

I whittled my coin balance down to 10 coins back when they trotted out the last wave of North American awards. Pretty good, actually. I thought I'd be losing a lot more than that.

I'm surprised some people thought they would announce a successor at E3. I never thought they would do so, especially since Club Nintendo technically is still operational until the end of this month. I predict it will be announced either by this holiday season, or just before the launch of NX.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

All Nintendo said is that they are looking into it. That's all. I think they are taking a lot of the criticism of their behind-the-times online networking and infrastructure too much to heart and considering all sorts of options in a wild grab to try and appease the masses and look more cutting edge. They need to focus on building out a unified account system with legit cross buys and more before thinking about early access to anything.

I can tell it's going to be a lonnnnng year of rumors and stuff until we get some real details leaked about NX, which probably won't be until next Spring. haha



ericwithcheese2 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

I voted for Fatal Frame only because I know it won't be a huge vote getter, and I'm pretty unhappy how Nintendo gave it the shaft during E3 week, aside from one Treehouse presentation. Completely ignored in all of their release calendars.

I'm also looking forward to Super Mario Maker.



ericwithcheese2 commented on First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon W...:

@Zipmon Excellent preview. I know this game isn't for everyone, but I think last week's NWC sold this game to a huge amount of people. It's easily my most anticipated game of the fall. The fact that it'll include those NWC levels and that users cannot make levels they themselves cannot beat but still make them wild and difficult) makes me extremely pleased.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

I buy a fair number of indie titles, and some of them have been very pleasant surprises. I do think the storage issues on Wii U especially hinders what people decide they can and can buy and have room for.

But a lot of commentors on this thread aren't wrong. Nintendo gamers (for whatever reason, whether it be quality or price or they don't buy digital) tend to gravitate towards Nintendo games and little else. Most of the biggest third party sellers on Wii U and 3DS were heavily promoted by Nintendo themselves. I've seen many people say they only buy Nintendo platforms for Nintendo games, as well.



ericwithcheese2 commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

I don't have a problem with his opinion, because everyone has one. Not everyone will enjoy VR.

But I think he should not voice his opinions out in any official capacity because it will reflect back on Nintendo itself. The first part of his statement sounds fine from a company standpoint because I do believe Nintendo has been researching the VR option for the future. But the second part reads like all personal opinion, and will get taken as company statement.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

I think it needs to be a mixture of both. Splatoon shows that a new IP can be popular, but how popular it has been in reaching new fans is still up for debate. If you don't please your current fanbase, then you really have nothing as they are the ones who are most reliable. Nintendo's pursuit of the casual gamer with the Wii has sent a good portion of that existing fanbase away, and many have still yet to come back. And Nintendo has not done a lot to reach out to disenfranchised fans of series like Metroid or F-Zero, who would surely come back with if a solid title was offered.

Nintendo is indeed in a tough position because it needs new fans and it needs to really satisfy older ones. And it has been doing neither as of late.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@Project_Dolphin Why don't you get over yourself and stop pretending that it is not in the best interest of a company to provide games and content that its fans have come to expect and want to buy. It is stupid for any company to sell consoles and then not listen to what the fans want. That is the fastest way to go out of said business. So we are perfectly in the right to be disappointed, angry or anything else. We can take our business elsewhere, and, judging from Wii U's sales numbers, it looks like a ton of people have. It is that simple.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I'm tired of people saying the ones who are disappointed and/or mad had "expectations too high". Wanting a new, true Metroid game after years of inactivity in the franchise is not an expectation that is too high. Wanting a StarFox game that looks like it at least comes from somewhere near this generation of graphics is not an expectation that is too high. Being teased in interviews about getting the first new home console version of Animal Crossing in seven years and then wanting it is not an expectation that is too high. Hoping for more activity on the Virtual Console front after a splashy launch of Wii titles on the Wii U is not having an expectation that is too high.

Its not like we rationally expected twenty new IPs and remasters of everything under the sun. Our expectations were reasonable, and none of them were met.