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Warrior of Dearth!


Tue 22nd December, 2009

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erv commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@arnoldlayne83 it's healthier than most of sony's other business, meaning it's losing money at a less alarming rate than the rest and has future profit potential. It is most certainly, still, a money losing division last I checked. It should have been profitable once they approach the end of the cycle looking back though, which looks realistic for them as last time I saw the graphs they were on an uphill curve.

Sony is bleeding money left, right and center. The playstation business is healthy in the market perception, but not as a business. In that sense, nintendo is the only one who knows how to make some profits in the gaming world even on its downside.



erv commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

Lol @ people thinking nintendo is in a bad shape. If you sell historically bad in a personal business dip and break even or even make a profit, you're doing well.

By the way, the competition has no healthy gaming business whatsoever. They stay afloat by employing catalysts through other businesses. Hence nintendo expanding into quality of life.

It's not that difficult to understand so what is all the fuzz about? Is there a new luigi's mansion coming out?



erv commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

Ok that final two paragraphs just set this website miles apart and ahead of most writers in the videogame industry.

You deserve an award of some sort. Here, have my "appreciative pixel fonts award" as a placeholder.



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

As nintendo is living in a world where the internet doesn't matter or is considered insignificant, their infinite wisdom has once again struck and they decided that, in a world with no internet, another continent is an entirely different world and is naturally oblivious to the availability of products in another region.

Makes sense.



erv commented on Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fres...:

I've played this game a lot already and have hardly touched half of the dlc. I'll be playing a lot of it this year as well.

This title has been an insanely positive surprise for me. I really recommend it, including dlc offer.



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

@Quorthon no we don't, it's a very western thought (and a very wrong one) that having some information through any medium makes that information automatically complete - or at least complete enough.

Consider marketing strategy. Perhaps nintendo wants to be known for quality games, and has no intention of trying to keep that up by having amateur quality videos with yelling teenagers in them. Or, nintendo wants to launch their own social media integrated media channel (have you taken a look at how agile they develop miiverse?). Platform message, anyone?

In any case, nintendo might have a valid strategy. It seems like backwards thinking, but isn't necessarily wrong or lacking a forward thinking mentality. They could be wrong and shooting themselves in the foot, they could be tactical and have a clear winning future strategy.

The thing is, we don't know. We only assume that, based on these tidbits of information, they are wrong because of the marketing we are used to by others. I have a feeling they could very well be right in the long term, though I have to admit the odds are currently stacked against them by outwards appearance kinda standards.



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

It's either clever strategy from nintendo or silly backwards old school mentality. None of us have enough insight to make a clear assessment, at least nintendo is doing something else than the rest of them.



erv commented on More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X ...:

The original was insanely huge as it is. Five times larger? Holy mac. Multiple endings? The original pretended to end five times over before you finally learned who you were and what everything was about.

This is huge.



erv commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

I always laugh when the numbers turn out lower than expected when companies announce new versions of their products. It's like enterprises still don't get the concept of the internet - of course people knew the n3ds was coming, and of course they would not buy a 3ds because of it if they were planning to.



erv commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

hyrule warriors dlc is coming in anyway as I ordered the full package a while back - like many, I imagine.

Anyway, I'm awaiting trilogy because that is just a lot of gaming for 10 euro's :)



erv commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I loved little king's story and it should be bought by the millions just for how brilliant it is.

If you could list, for each title, whether or not it is gamepad / off tv mode playable or not that would be awesome though.



erv commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Hm, I always thought the club nintendo thing was awkward and the rewards extremely expensive. I hated it when I had to register with my account to club nintendo to get the free game. That's when it mattered, and I'm hoping the future reward program will be much more transparent and not that cumbersome.



erv commented on The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The ...:

I hope we'll get to at least an instant save, start and stop anywhere state. That would make me consider buying this version. Imagine not having to mess with the double layered owl structure again...



erv commented on Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Loca...:

It's a basic usability design decision to make sure the "you wanna hear that again" default to no. Remember ocarina of time?

As great as these guys are in intricate gameplay balances is as bad as they are in usability in interfaces. The menu, the send all to item box, the 5 taps to get online... I love the games though - they are brilliant :D



erv commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Instant possible candidates are yoshi's woollen world, n3ds release date / even bundles, splatoon preview, and probably an update on or a release date for mario maker.

I'm also hoping for bananas... or a surprise metroid game on wii u :D?



erv commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:

Wii u, the only reason people don't realize how much of a progress it is is because of internet sceptics and sentiment. It really is a great game, much more well rounded and expressive at the same time.