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gatorboi352

gatorboi352

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#4

gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

The only thing I remember about Golden Sun, is Reggie trotting out on stage during the 2005 e3 to plug it (and play it on stage) in a last ditch attempt at keeping the GBA relevant in the face of the impending DS reign.

I will now get to enjoy this title from the comfort of my couch and 6 inch screen.

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#5

gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

Just to give you all an idea of what we're talking about here: To get the "full" Fire TV experience, you're shelling out a grand total of $260. 99 for the console, 99 for the Amazon Prime subscript and 60 for that god awful controller.

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#7

gatorboi352 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MAN1AC "I'm not sure what QOL is but hopefully its works out for them or Iwata has an ace up his sleeve."

The way i interpreted everything about that is Nintendo is finally ripping out the "blue ocean" portion of their approach to consoles (i.e. the Wii Fit crowd) and making it it's own separate thing from their traditional home consoles.

A.K.A. The next Nintendo will be much more SNES/N64/Gamecube and much less Wii/Wii U, if that makes any sense. I think they realized trying to create a "jack of all trades" kind of deal with Wii/Wii U and pleasing both sets of crowds, they'd just as soon divide everything out and more directly target the two audiences.

Again, just my interpretation.

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#8

gatorboi352 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Meaty-cheeky "But what I really hate is when punks at EA say "Wii U is weak and underpowered " yet TitanFall on the Xbox 360 looks just as good as the Xbox One version, the Wii U can easily run TitanFall, because the Wii U is 3x more powerful than the Xbox 360, the Wii U is a very capable system, big name developers just don't want to spend any money or resources on Wii U."

It's all about perception man. Sadly, perception trumps reality. And the perception is Wii U is "last gen" and "uncool".

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#9

gatorboi352 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Feallike "but it hasn't cost Nintendo anything but some fans"

LOL. Some fans? It's almost single handedly made Nintendo irrelevant in the home console market. Irrelevant or laughed at, depending on who you're talking about.

" 3DS has gotten back all the loses Wiiu lost" That's just false. There's no other way to put it. That is a false claim.

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#11

gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playab...:

@Nintenjoe64 "I think they want Wii U to fail so they can start again :)"

I'm legit starting to think this same thing. I will be 100% convinced based on their E3 showing (or lack thereof?). If there isn't like 4 or 5 megaton announcements, I will declare this thing dead in Nintendo's eyes. Which is sad for the consumers of Wii U and also the devs that actually did commit early on and have continued to follow through on their end.

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#13

gatorboi352 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

I think the real story here is WHERE THE CRAP IS THE MARIO KART 8 BUNDLE ANNOUNCEMENT ALREADY?!?!

Heads need to roll over at Nintendo, seriously.

Maybe there's more to this whole thing than we realize. Maybe internally, Nintendo secretly despises Wii U and wishes they never released it. Maybe they're just riding out the storm and releasing a few more years of mailed in fan service until they can announce the Gamecube 2 at E3 2015.

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#17

gatorboi352 commented on Renegade Kid Releases Early Gameplay Footage O...:

@Varoennauraa "and HD consoles also didn't make night and day difference even in the "closed corridors" of the Revelations"

That was more or less due to a half ass porting job by Capcom. I'm currently playing thru Revelations on Wii U and man, it looks rough. Like a first year Xbox 360 game or something.

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#19

gatorboi352 commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

@TheWhiteFalcon
"Owning a Wii U at this point is kinda like owning an N64."

Ha. I WISH it were like owning an N64. I'd be playing Turok 2 right now.

No, owning a Wii U is like owning a SEGA Saturn. OR Dreamcast. Or Atari Jaguar.

@rjejr
"Only thing that makes sense - Lego Hobbit sells poorly on Wii U so they have an excuse to drop Wii U support for future Lego games."

And that's the real kicker here with this delay: LEGO games typically sell BETTER on Nintendo consoles. You'd think they'd want to do everything they could to get this out in time. I mean hell, LEGO Undercover City is a Wii U exclusive!

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#22

gatorboi352 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@Action51 I think it's just more to the fact that people here are pretty much fed up with the Wii U situation in general. The SSB "Winter" release date announcement was just the tipping point.

I have owned every Nintendo home console all the way back to the original NES when I was 6 years old. I cannot recall a time where a product from Nintendo was so half donkeyed and not supported. Purchasers of Wii U feel jaded; as if their console of choice might have actually been the wrong choice for once. Nintendo continues to give next to no reason to own or support the Wii U.

Unless they have megaton announcement after megaton announcement planned at E3 this year, all hope and faith is lost.

EDIT: nothing of what I said above applies to @JaxonH however. I am convinced he's a Nintendo PR rep moonlighting as a Nintendo fan in various internet forums.

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#23

gatorboi352 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

I swear Nintendo better announce an MK8 wii u bundle and reveal like 8 brand new titles for the next 2 years on Wii U at this years E3 or else that system is done. Its almost as if they're riding out the days until they can finally move on from the platform onto the next thing.

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#24

gatorboi352 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Really not into button mashers, or fighting games.

Quite honestly I don't like to play anything on the GamePad that would cause expedited wear and tear considering there's no replacement for it available and it also costs upwards of $100+.

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#25

gatorboi352 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Nothing Nintendo does has any ebb and flow; no consistency. Nothing makes sense.

Releases Wind Waker HD a week early on the eShop, Never releases another game early on the eShop.

Has a Nintendo Direct a few months ago about games releasing in Spring; Talk about 4 games for Wii U that have no release date in sight.

Announces a SSB Direct because why not.

No demos in the eShop in over 6 months.

It's like the company flings random stuff against the wall but doesn't stay around to see what actually sticks.

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#28

gatorboi352 commented on Target Offers Free $50 Gift Card With Mario & ...:

@Starwolf_UK "That aside, I guess this makes it better than the $205 refurbished Wii U you can buy direct from Nintendo support."

I convinced my brother to act on that deal, and he received what was once a Latin America version Wii U complete with Spanish instructions and pamphlets. The device itself seemed pretty "like new" though. I was worried about the condition of the GamePad and it looked solid.

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#29

gatorboi352 commented on Target Offers Free $50 Gift Card With Mario & ...:

@rjejr Exactly this. Given the 'stupid smart' no brainer of a move that an MK8 Wii U bundle would be, if Nintendo does NOT act on it I will have lost all faith in their current leadership and direction as a company.

Either that, or I will be convinced they are going Non-Profit.

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#36

gatorboi352 commented on Miiverse Browser Version Has a Minor Update:

Yeah, like others have stated previously, I much prefer the Activity Feed over the Communities tab. If I want to find a certain games community I will click it and find it. Otherwise, a quick browse of the Activity feed really gives Miiverse a twitter/facebook like feel that is very fitting, especially on the web interface.

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#38

gatorboi352 commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

Anyone who thinks this was some one off rouge individual is sorely mistaken. This was the Frostbite company twitter. All this showed was how the team there feels about Wii U, and I'm sure they're not the only folks in the industry that feel this way (looks at 2014 3rd party Wii U line up).

Sure it was tasteless, but looking beyond the surface, all I see is another window into the world outside of Nintendo and its fan base, and Wii U is a laughing stock to many unfortunately. Like @Kirk said, this is all Nintendo's fault.

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#43

gatorboi352 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@Geonjaha

It's a good thing you don't run a business. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you personally find enjoyment out of your 3DS and Wii U, and Nintendo's current situation. But the facts are the facts, Nintendo (and especially Wii U) are struggling bad. And the world revolves around money. And profits.

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#44

gatorboi352 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

People questioning the smart phone approach need to understand, Nintendo's stable of iconic characters can't even be compared to Capcom's woes or really any other mobile venture. They are in a league of their own. What I mean to say here is, regardless of platform Mario, Link, Pokemon, etc... will sell like gangbusters. Which kind of makes the Wii Us current situation even more depressing; if a brand new 3D Mario game rated 10/10 across the board can't even move consoles, what will?

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#47

gatorboi352 commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

@JasonHadouken the solution to this is both simple and something Nintendo won't do. Offer up a GamePad Lite, or second iteration, that among other things introduces a qHD screen. qHD is both cheap enough and visually improved over the 480p screen in the current Pad. qHD is 540p and makes a huge difference at 6.2 inches.