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Grumblevolcano

Grumblevolcano

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#13

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

@Superryanworld The key thing about consoles are initial impressions once they're revealed for the first time. Like there's bound to be many people out there who still think the Wii U is an addon to the Wii and not a successor. The Xbox One sadly had the initial impressions based on Don Mattrick's horrible "online only" logic and so that's where the confusion arises.

Had Phil Spencer been in charge since the beginning of the Xbox One instead of Don Mattrick, we would've seen the PS4 issues that PT caused 2 years earlier.

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#21

Grumblevolcano commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@bouncer0304 "The fact that it handled so many players so well can only mean that come launch it'll play online just as well as Mario Kart 8."

The problem with this statement is Mario Kart 8 didn't play well online in the launch window, I still remember when leaving a lobby meant everyone would get disconnected!

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#22

Grumblevolcano commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@mjc0961 I disagree with your view on preordering, well only physical preordering to be more precise. Pretty much everything Nintendo makes nowadays is very rare so if you don't preorder then you just won't get it and it's been like this ever since the Wii U did a huge sales flop in 2012.

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#26

Grumblevolcano commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

@Shinnos Interesting, you got a great experience because of Nintendo UK's mistake. The testfire was midnight CET (Central European Time) so this mistake is a result of Nintendo UK and Nintendo of Europe's twitter messages always being identical.

My biggest issue is the poor communication once the extended hour was present, do you really think everyone is going to constantly try and search for a match with constant disconnect issues for a whole hour? I really hope sales aren't affected much by that first hour...

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#27

Grumblevolcano commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:

@ZenTurtle I was saying that the translations justify Roy being in Smash rather than the other way around. Think about it, how many playable Smash characters are from Japan exclusive games? In 64 there were 0, in Melee there were 2 (Marth and Roy), in Brawl there were 2 (Marth and Lucas) and in 3DS/Wii U there was 1 (Shadow Dragon remake was released a few months after Brawl so Marth doesn't count anymore hence Lucas as DLC is the only one). This leaves Roy and Lucas as the only Smash characters that are only in Japan exclusives.

Now Nintendo of course teased Mother 3 in the digital event intro "Come on Reggie, give us Mother 3!" and while whether that tease means it's going to be revealed this E3 can be continuously argued over, Lucas is confirmed as DLC. If the rumours are true and we do get Roy and Ryu then you could argue backwards that Binding Blade is coming.

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#30

Grumblevolcano commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

The blame should be solely directed towards Nintendo fans that didn't buy Lost World, especially as 2013 was a lame year for Wii U in terms of quantity. Third parties on a Nintendo console again proved itself to be a lost cause, I don't blame SEGA for wanting to get out of that exclusivity deal ASAP.

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#40

Grumblevolcano commented on NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo A...:

Amiibo please die already, well either that or bring lots of Lucina and Robin stock! I figured I'd tap my Ike and Marth amiibo into Codename STEAM as I have them only to find out that permanent empty slots are added for the amiibo you don't have when you tap one of them to the touch screen. That means you will never have a complete roster menu until you own all 4 rare amiibo!

@rjejr If they are planning a amiibo game they would probably have Wii U and 3DS system updates which has a storage feature for amiibo data. You want to play amiibo land but have level 50 FPs for Smash? Simple, go to the settings menu and store the Smash data on the Wii U and then they're available to use for amiibo land.

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#41

Grumblevolcano commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@ricklongo That's not what I'm getting at, all it would take is huge first party things coming near the Yooka-Laylee release date and sales would suffer on Wii U. The game is meant to be coming out October 2016 (at least thats what the kickstarter rewards suggest), if the NX releases in November 2016 (as an example) then the game's in trouble.

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#42

Grumblevolcano commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@rjejr The release date was pretty much what doomed Bayonetta 2. "Should I buy this awesome looking game or save my money for 3 weeks when Smash and amiibo are released of which the latter I expect to be rare?" I believe that Bayonetta 2 would've sold well if it was released during the 4 month game drought between Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors, July would've been perfect.

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#44

Grumblevolcano commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@jariw "VC titles that have aged extremely bad" There's no facts about whether a VC title has aged bad or not, it's all opinions. Same as whether an indie game is excellent or not. The fact there's no right or wrong answer is why the situation described in the article exists.

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#45

Grumblevolcano commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

Clearly this is a result of it being revealed outside the Digital Event and being compatible with impossible to find amiibo. I wonder what's next for following the same fate as it seems Nintendo has the same room booked this year.

I bought Codename STEAM yesterday and it's looking very good so far, how things sure have changed since being disappointed the game wasn't something else at E3 last year.

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#46

Grumblevolcano commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@IceClimbers Well there was one key thing which was a huge disappointment from E3 last year, the existence of the 4 month game drought between Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors. That same thing could still happen this year (3 months for Europe because of Yoshi in late June), with Nintendo using the strategy of Splatoon being an incomplete package at launch to try and make up for it.

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#49

Grumblevolcano commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

@KeeperBvK Really it depends on how close between you buying and the sale being known. Of course if you bought a game on the eshop on a Sunday evening and the sale is found out Monday morning via Nintendo Download article then it is being screwed over but if instead the gap is weeks then it isn't really a problem as such.