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Mon 18th March, 2013

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gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC...:

"This is one of those examples where we're bemoaning market realities rather than believing a solution is at hand, though. The trouble for all three Wii U titles is that they're on the poorest selling of the current gen systems, a console largely isolated from the multi-platform and third-party scene. If the Wii U was a Wii-scale sales phenomenon we have little doubt that the evolution of these games would be hotter news to more than the most dedicated Nintendo fans."

Nailed it.

Also, I thought it was pretty well understood that the DLC "Season Passes" of MK8 vs. the completely random roll outs of "features" in Splatoon was evidence enough of which one was planned all along and which one released early just to get the core game out in the wild.



gatorboi352 commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

Miiverse's biggest issue is its speed, or lack thereof. Until the app functions a quick as Twitter, I will never regularly use it. The post limit per day is silly too. All because 12 year olds don't know how to act online.



gatorboi352 commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

People all up in arms about "Wii U is dead, I can't believe Wii U is already being hung out to die"

Do you all realize just how catastrophic of a failure Wii U is from a business standpoint for Nintendo? It is the second worst performing system they have ever put out, period. Behind only the Virtual Boy. Sure, it's a fun system with many great games, but for whatever reason it just hasn't caught on, and at some point, Nintendo just has to put it out to rest. They aren't a charity, folks.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platf...:

@Scollurio Yep, pretty much this.

Naysayers always point to the GCN as a counter argument to this, but fail to see the shortcomings of that console such as the mini DVD format and lack of a fourth shoulder button (ZL).

A true return to their SNES roots and mentality would go a long way winning some of the PSXB crowd back.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

TVii was doomed the day they lost API integration ability with the VOD services. In the beginning you used to be able to link all of your streaming services and browse them all in a consolidated format. It was the only reason I used it.

Well, the app was also slower than molasses. That didn't help it either.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Quality Of Life Patent Applications A...:

Given that Iwata was personally heading up the QoL division, it will be interesting to see what happens to it all long term if the initial push falls flat.

Everything that has leaked thus far about it seems very underwhelming and "yeah, sure I guess?"



gatorboi352 commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

@DBPirate "A dramatic shift in Nintendo's workings is not what they need right now, personally."

I'd argue that's exactly what they need. Nintendo is lifeless at the moment. Last place, irrelevant. No one outside of core faithfuls (and that number is dwindling) even care for Nintendo any more. They need to go out and do pretty much the exact opposite from what they've been doing the last 5-6 years.

They won't.



gatorboi352 commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

I love how half the comments here are literally just immature rebuttals towards Pachter specifically. You kids are just laughable. Offering no other meaningful discussion to this thread at all.

Many of the analysts are spot on in assessing a successor coming from within, Nintendo is more conservative in this way than the Republican political party.



gatorboi352 commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

Clearly even Valhalla realized what a dumpster fire Wii U is and decided to take measures during development in the last few years. Good for them. The children that frequent this site won't understand the business side of this, but I will still pick it up for Wii U and monitor the Steam side of things.



gatorboi352 commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

I'm sure the NDF are feverishly typing their rage filled comments right now, however, putting this dude's subpar game aside... he isn't wrong.

Gamepad is just too unwieldy for prolonged gaming sessions, and the Pro controller is pretty much the best controller Nintendo has made to date.



gatorboi352 commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

What is being glossed over/ignored here is the true blame that Nintendo deserves for going after this game vs. countless other 3rd party titles. It's almost as if somebody high up at Nintendo are good friends with this guy and decided to do his game a solid. Full blame goes to Nintendo on this blunder of an exclusive.

Oh, also, blame the Wii U hardware for this game performing like straight a$$ from a technical standpoint; I still can't believe how many fans are in denial about the Wii Us lack of power. There's a reason the Plaza in Splatoon runs at half the frames as the rest of the game.



gatorboi352 commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

The people here defending NoAs decision to not publish this game in NA are hilarious. You haven't even played the game ffs. It's also releasing in 2/3rd of the world through Nintendo so it can't be that bad. It can't be worse than Sonic Boom.



gatorboi352 commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

@Peach64 That's besides the point, though. The POINT, is that Nintendo is in no position whatsoever to be cherry picking releases at the moment. They are in the tank as far as reputation and relevancy in the market and have no business sitting up on a high horse. They will be knocked down off that horse (further than they already have been, anyways).

Seriously, what is with you defenders these days? What are you honestly defending with this company in 2015?



gatorboi352 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

How many stories like this need to come out until people realize that Nintendo has only themselves to blame for their current state? This is a 3rd party title Nintendo actually went out and picked up! And they STILL are being difficult! Absolutely amazing. I've been a Nintendo fan since I was 6 playing my NES, but 2015 has all but turned me off to their ways. Iwata and Co. have absolutely tarnished the brand. Sure, Wii was a smashing success, but at what cost? Look at them now, the laughing stock of the industry. If this were cellphones, Nintendo is BlackBerry any more.



gatorboi352 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

30+ years in the market and they still don't "understand" the western market? I call bull. At this point, it's arrogance more than anything and I believe the Project HAMMER incident is indicative of a greater problem within the company.

You don't get to be Nintendo and also pull the "oh we simply didn't understand" card.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Acce...:

Let's be honest: knowing Nintendo this would only ever become a thing next gen. So we're really just talking NX here at this point. And YES, I would want to see this and any other advantage Nintendo may be able to have going into next gen.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

And one more thing: the GamePad. What Nintendo ended up having to realize is that people simply don't care for/want a dual screen home console experience.

Sure it's great for web browsing and Off TV play, but that's about it. The fact that it looks like a LeapPad doesn't help against traditional tablets either.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Until Nintendo shores up 3rd party relations with all the big players and receives software parity with the other two consoles, it really doesn't matter what they do with the next hardware.

An apt comparison is BlackBerry and their struggles to stay relevant against Apple and Android. Until they get the apps those other two stores have, they can put out all the Passports and Leaps they want to try and stand out; it simply won't matter.

Oh, and saying things like "But really what's most important to us is, how do we create a system that is both unique and affordable so that everyone can afford it and everyone can enjoy it." doesn't help either, because all that comes out sounding like is that they're still after the next "Wii" success story.



gatorboi352 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

While there is certainly a laundry list of reasons why the Wii U failed, the one that stands above all others is the lack of 3rd party AAA content. This sole thing led to a snow ball effect of other issues exposed.

I don't care if the NX sprouts wings and can fly; if there is no 3rd party retail support EXACTLY IN LINE with Sony and Microsoft's offerings then nothing else will really matter.

Nintendo has shown this gen they cannot sustain a system based off of their own 1st and 2nd party development alone.



gatorboi352 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

At this stage, I'm thoroughly convinced it is time for Nintendo and Reggie to part ways.

Honestly, after this E3, I'm of the school of thought that wholesale sweeping change is needed over there. The process and everything they're about just seems so out of touch.



gatorboi352 commented on Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would L...:

And to any of you in here stating you will not be investing in NX due to being spurned on the situation of Wii U. PLEASE. Give me a break. You will be lined up day one purchasing an NX based off of all the hype alone, just as you do every Nintendo console release.



gatorboi352 commented on Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would L...:

It's pretty obvious where Nintendo is headed.

NX is essentially confirmed here to be the successor of Wii U specifically.
No true 3DS successor indicated, but a new venture into smart phones has been announced. Could totally see their smart phone venture expanding if/when it starts raking in massive cash IN LIEU OF a true 3DS successor. Reason being, if the mobile venture really starts flourishing, it renders a 3DS successor pointless and redundant.