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Mon 18th March, 2013

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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.



gatorboi352 commented on Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resi...:

Also, folks need to understand that this isn't just a hardware sold numbers game; it's a "what games actually sell on Wii U" numbers game too. Go back and look at the Revelations sales numbers on Wii U (along with almost every 3rd party retail title as well) and you'll quickly see why 3rd parties have moved on.

And don't give me the "well if they didn't gimp the Wii U version" defense either. Plenty of 3rd party releases have came out perfectly intact and still sell like crap.

Wii U owners have spoken, and they want Mario, Zelda, MK8, Smash, Bayonetta and very little else.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

@khululy "They only need to look to the west and see how being solely in it for the money will bring, like Activision or EA and Ubisoft. They all chose quantity over quality and brought the biggest failures of game history."

What? This couldn't be further from the truth. Your opinion maybe, but nothing near the truth.



gatorboi352 commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:

@Quorthon I don't agree with your proposed "third pillar" approach Nintendo might do in regards to NX and replacing Wii U.

When Nintendo did this back with the DS in replacing the GBA, it was a system looking to replace the biggest brand in gaming at the time: the GameBoy brand. If they failed with DS it could have been detrimental had they not handled the transition with white glove care, hence the "third pillar" approach.

In Wii U, it's the greatest failure sales wise and brand recognition wise since the Virtual Boy. I do not expect Nintendo to bat much of an eye in replacing it, with NX or anything else.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

First off, this is a strategic delay by Nintendo.

Sure, the whole "this open world thing is harder than expected" would be plausible. However the whole past year Nintendo has been nothing but the utmost confident in Zelda Wii U; gloating about it in fact. Then, all of a sudden a delay AND E3 no show? Something is amiss here.

I would not doubt after seeing both MK8 and Smash do little to nothing to revive the Wii U this past year (among other factors) Nintendo has internally "written off" the console in a sense. Not canning it entirely but basically giving it the GameCube treatment as they prepare their next Wii, if you will.

I wouldn't be shocked if behind closed doors Nintendo is putting NX in the fast lane for 2016 and Zelda U ends up being one of the launch titles. When Wii launched with Wii Sports and TP it was a home run from day 1.

Lastly, "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad".

That damn antiquated quote needs to die. It's 2015, Miyamoto. They're called "updates" and "patches".

Sorry, I'm still bitter Splatoon won't have voice chat. Such a Nintendo move...



gatorboi352 commented on Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Con...:

People need to realize, every time a Wii U game adds in additional control options, that's the developers going "yeah I'd rather play this game with something other than the Gamepad".

The most useless, unnecessary control input Nintendo has ever made next to the Virtual Boy controller.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo's First Smartphone Title Could Launch...:

I really don't know where a successor to the 3DS is going to fit into all this, AND be successful. With this announcement yesterday it almost makes a dedicated portable redundant, or at the very least, and extremely niche product ala the PS Vita.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

@MailOrderNinja uh, you do realize no one is to "blame" for this outside of Nintendo themselves. Hell, look at the updated quote from the developer themselves stating they were fully aware of the potential exploitation from the get go; that's on Nintendo and their ass backwards implementation of anything modern.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished...:

@Ayronom I'll let you know why they're doing this now, at such a random moment. And more importantly why they never did this stuff during the original Wii's day: Wii U is a cultural and social disaster, therefore they have plenty of these to unload. Wii was a cultural movement, therefore they couldn't manufacture enough to meet demand the first 3 years.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished...:

I'd like to take this time to mention that Nintendo Land is an abomination. It is the polar opposite of everything Wii Sports encapsulated and was half of the reason the Wii U is as big a disappointment as it is. The other half being the Gamepad.

I am a day one Wii U Deluxe purchaser.



gatorboi352 commented on Saints Row Design Director Was Working On An O...:

@Donutman the term open world refers to literally the path GTA3 blazed. Not simply a big open world, but more so the idea of 'go do anything you want in this sandbox of possibilities'. Sure you could technically 'go do anything you want' in TP as well, but you were limited to 1/5th of the world from the get go until following linear objectives.

I put over 300 hours into GTA3 back in college, never once did I complete a single mission.

THAT'S open world.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Confirms Another Miiverse Update:

Where is the ability to send Private Messages via the Web version?

And while we're at it, where's the Friend List integration ala so we can see who is currently online and what they're playing?




gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@Quorthon fair enough, great counterpoints.

I still contend that Wii remotes were innovations at the time that Nintendo simply failed to sustain/capitalize on, hence why it is now looked back on as a fad. Nintendo had a whole blue ocean strategy success in their hands that they simply let get away in a sea of profits (that are now quickly dwindling).