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Male, 37, United States

Thu 29th August, 2013

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Gerbwmu commented on Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Wor...:

@1wiierdguy - some of the development teams have to be working on NX titles.....but I do think Nintendo has a few surprises for Wii U games. It wouldn't surprise me to see 3 or 4 exclusive 3rd party games make their way to Wii U to help fill out the next few years.



Gerbwmu commented on Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Wor...:

@Peach64 - I was thinking that if NX is backwards compatible, and the eShop is forward compatible? Then DKR2 could make sense. Release another batch of DLC for MK8 and keep it relevant for NX launch but have a new, NX only, DKR as a launch title. Then a NX MK9 could be released later on in the console life cycle.



Gerbwmu commented on ​Shigeru Miyamoto Defends Star Fox Zero's Co...:

If this was PilotWings that had a cockpit view on the gamepad the internet would be praising the use.....but it is Star Fox and how dare Nintendo experiment with our beloved Fox.

Seems like a cool idea to me. Can't wait to barrel roll pass Slippy while taking out an enemy on his 6 only to flip to my right and save Falco from impending doom.

I hope this game is Nintendo hard and I struggle to get through each and every level



Gerbwmu commented on Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First...:

@BLPs - You need to make a trip to Tennessee and see about an endorsement deal.

I actually think there are some positives to holding the event on a holiday weekend. Maybe it will convince some to show Splatoon off to house guests and help sell a few consoles.



Gerbwmu commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Suggests Low Key and Accessib...:

@rjejr - I think Nintendo believes no.matter what they do they will shift 1.5 million units for the holidays and have accepted the 3 million annual sales Wii U will bring. Anyone who buys a new Wii U will buy MK8, SSB, Splatoon and maybe a sprinkling of other games. I'd bet on a possible price drop of $50 to be announced in September and maybe a Super Mario Maker bundle but I'm guessing Splatoon and MK8 will be the holiday bundle black Friday deals.

I cant wait for December to pick up X and I am excited to see what Zero becomes. I loved SNES and 64 versions of Starfox and havent bought 1 since. Maybe this will be a 3rd if they suck me in. If not then the 4 or 5 retail games I was going to buy is now down to 2? Better for my budget that way.



Gerbwmu commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

Nintendo has the resources to make X number of large scale games. They have little mainstream 3rd party support currently so they are trying a combo of bigger and smaller titles to give their owners additional games to play. They have been somewhat active in getting large scale 3rd party exclusives and if reports are to be believed then they have tried even more that we don't know about and some that just never went anywhere. Should they have showed up to E3 with 1 or 2 3rd party exclusives to help them out? Probably would have helped balance the presentation out.

I think Nintendo needs to consider spending a little of the War Chest to flesh out the releases for 3DS/Wii U for 2016/17/18 moving into NX.

Ultimately there are more games coming out the rest of 15 then the last couple years but E3 didnt have any future teasers thus the "masses" are up in arms because games for 2017/18 weren't teased



Gerbwmu commented on Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June...:

@Miko08 - just an annoyance as the inkstrike covers far more ground then a bomb or shot. You could be up a healthy margin with seconds to go and have 2 inkstrikes wipeout a huge lead. But it is set up that way and I could take advantage of it too so I'm really only complaining to complain. The game is great regardless and my son won't stop playing it.



Gerbwmu commented on Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Beca...:

@Kirk - interesting concept. Would it need to be $300 or more though? I thought Nintendo made an error in judgement when the Wii U wasn't fully compatible with the 3DS systems. I think this maybe some sort of hybrid. I just dont think it will be related to Wii U other then the ability to play Wii U games via eShop.



Gerbwmu commented on Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Ch...:

@Peach64 - Can we safely assume Wii U sales are at about 9.7 to 9.75 million at this point then?

Splatoon continues to do well and has probably pushed as many Wii U's as any other title since launch in Japan. NPD numbers for June will be interesting. I wonder if US numbers will be as positive for June?



Gerbwmu commented on Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make D...:

@ricklongo - I feel the same way. I love the gamepad.....I even liked the wii remote, but i hated that they pushed them into every game. Some games it makes sense for...others are better with out them.

Prime seems better with the remote, Splatoon and the gyroscope/screen map work great together but i dont need to shake my controller to do a special jump in Mario games



Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple...:

Awakening as a story never captured me.....and the marriage aspect was annoying to me. I hope the story in Fates captures my imagination more and the increased difficulty of the "black" version is enough to give me the challenge I thought was missing in Awakening



Gerbwmu commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

I can tell when I want a game or not by how I react to the review. If I'm not interested I scroll straight to the score as I did with this. For games I want I savor every last word like it was my final meal.

But seeing a 9 and knowing my kids tastes.....I may have to consider this for an xmas present. Guess I need to read the whole review now.

I'm ok with Europe getting this 3 months early....they deserve to see an early release sometimes.



Gerbwmu commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

I was away on vacation all of E3 with nothing but horrible Nintendo headlines to go by. What I've seen since I've returned is an E3 where Nintendo didnt really have anything great to show so it was ehh at best. Not nearly as bad as the interwebs would have you believe.....just nothing to get overly hyped or excited about.

StarFox doesn't look like a gamecube game...Metroid Prime spinoff on 3DS isn't the end of the world and Retro seems to be working on something that is 2 years away and maybe an NX launch title.....whatever that ends up being.

I've got plenty to look forward too, I just knew about it before E3. Now I wait and see what the next Directs bring and enjoy Splatoon, FE Sacred Stones, EB Beginnings and hopefully a last round of MK8 DLC. Once fall gets here I will have more then enough games to keep me playing till next E3 where who knows what we will learn.



Gerbwmu commented on Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as a...:

@Peach64 - the 2nd week of sales in Japan has me cautiously optimistic for NPD sales for June. I'm wondering if the same increase in hardware will happen in the US. Instead of getting the 60-80K for May, I think we will see it in June.

There seems to be a cool factor and a buzz about this game that caught on after release. Public perception being what it is, I think this may push sales for June.....E3 will help too though so it will be hard to tell the true effect.



Gerbwmu commented on Review: Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U eShop):

I won this and we have had fun with it so far. Never playing Mine Craft means I dont fall into the trap of comparing the 2. I think it is well worth the current asking price but not the standard price after the promotional discount is least not yet. They are saying they will continue to support it with updates so maybe by years end it will be well worth the cost.



Gerbwmu commented on Fresh European Trademark for Diddy Kong Cranks...:

Diddy Kong - Monkey Business.......A FTP resort RTS game where you have to build your island empire into the worlds greatest tourist trap. But watch out for other owners who will stop at nothing to ruin your paradise through corporate espionage. Coming soon to iPhones everywhere ;-)



Gerbwmu commented on Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U...:

@rjejr - I have to assume XCX has already outsold XC in Japan. If not it is close, but the bulk of the sales are going to be from NA. I think that is why the city is New LA with the US flag on the side. With out the western sales, I don't know if XCX would have been made.

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is the one that is really suffering. That poor game is gonna be worth $150 in 5 years. Buy an extra and keep it sealed.



Gerbwmu commented on Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U...:

@slim80 - MK8 especially since it looks like it's Wii U bundle sold another 10K based on the sales charts. But the increase in hardware over release week is just impressive for a new IP. There is so much talk about Splatoon.....this might be the Wii Sports the Wii U has been missing. The thing that makes the Wii U cool to have. As Peach64 states, I can't wait to see the NPD estimations



Gerbwmu commented on ​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay W...:

Is it just me or is a ton of info I was expecting at E3 being released early by Nintendo.........makes me wonder what they have lined up for E3? Now I'm finding myself getting hyped......darn it they got me again



Gerbwmu commented on Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivi...:

If it is a basic port of the game I cant see it selling better on either XB1 or PS4. I just dont think 1 million XB1 owners are going to line up in anticipation of this. The appeal was the uniqueness of the gamepad. Now it will just be an old game that isn't as good as a handful of other zombie games.

For all the money UbiSoft lost on this game most of it wasn't lost because of this game. The whole concept and the original game were scraped and this was a result of them trying to salvage something from nothing.



Gerbwmu commented on Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans...:

I loved Dig which I got for $3.99 back in December. Heist seems right up my gaming ally so I will buy it and not worry about cost. Dig was that good that they have earned my money so if it is $14.99 or $19.99, I'm not gonna worry about spending it.



Gerbwmu commented on Cube Life: Island Survival Confirmed for 25th ...:

I've never played Mine Craft so I really have nothing to compare it too, but this has been a fun game thus far. I was lucky enough to win a copy and so far the boys have had some fun with it. I tried the survival mode and enjoyed it although it took me a few tries before I survived more then a few minutes.



Gerbwmu commented on The Splatoon Inkbrush Weapon is Set to Arrive ...:

The paint brush is fun once I figured out that it is complete opposite of the roller. First game I got slaughtered......2nd game I did very well once I started tapping the ZR button like I was playing an old school wrestling button masher



Gerbwmu commented on Video: A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map:

@Yorumi - I'm convinced a rotation of 4 is coming soon. When you approach the tower it has 4 tv's showing off the current maps. I think they will change it by the August update and you will see all 4 maps in the current rotation as you head to the tower......just incase you ignore the Squid Sisters



Gerbwmu commented on Gallery: Let's Take A Look At The Incoming Spl...:

The game is amazingly fun but is definitely incomplete.....hopefully they keep rolling out new maps, modes, items, etc. As well as it seems to have sold I hope it means extra content above and beyond what they originally planned will be coming.

@RupeeClock - are you concerned that the Squid Police will shoot an Inkling thinking the zapper is a real gun? ;-)



Gerbwmu commented on Satoru Iwata Will Return as Nintendo Direct Ho...:

Splatoon seems to be doing really well........I've seen a lot of people buying it and a general enthusiasm for it. Will be interesting to see if Media Create backs up the speculation. Will Nintendo come out with figures soon like they did after MK8 release?



Gerbwmu commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

Game is fun and we only had one issue with lag immediately followed by a disconnect. I then remembered everything I own is connected to the WiFi so I shut a few down and haven't had an issue since.

Played lots of Battle Dojo and Turf War....haven't jumped into single player as of yet