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#2

indienapolis commented on E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focu...:

I think I read it elsewhere, but Guard and Robot are likely being developed as a part of StarFox U and not as stand-alones. Also, these are clearly very early builds, so I wouldn't judge them too harshly. I have full confidence in Miyamoto.

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#3

indienapolis commented on Review: Color Zen (Wii U eShop):

It's a great game, but my big problem with it is that it forces you into GamePad (or headphones) only audio, to echo the criticism mentioned above. So while you can only really play it from the pad as it's touch based, the review aptly points out that it displays beautifully on the TV which makes the absence of a tv/speakers audio option strange. The music is great, and the gameplay as relaxing to watch as it is to play, so why no way to fill your living room with the aural "zen" as it were? Yeah, it's a nit-pick, but frustrating nonetheless for a game that otherwise deserves a place on everyone's WiiU. Patch?

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#4

indienapolis commented on Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titl...:

These kind of statements are just frustrating. YES! I'll buy more of these, but what amount me and other like-minded fans expressing our wishes results in said wishes being answered. Or even acknowledged. With no metric or measurable progress for such market response, it starts to just feel like screaming into an empty room. Of course these decisions are based on money, but why give a false sense of hope. Maybe bring back the voting channel or weave it into Miiverse as an occasional way to let the fans decide things like extra characters, or interest in a game sequel. There's just better ways of drawing in the fans than teasing them with hypothetical follow-ups.

That said, I'd say SNES Remix seems likely. Third Party NES Remix would be great, but legally complicated.

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#6

indienapolis commented on The Wonderful 101's Download Will Grab Over 10...:

@element187 And I guess I assume if you had some kind of system failure and had to purchase a new one they would do the same...again, maybe naive, but I would be very surprised if they expected you to re-buy games they have record of you purchasing. At least, I'd like to hear someone's account of this actually happening before jumping to conclusions like many here do whenever this comes up.

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#7

indienapolis commented on The Wonderful 101's Download Will Grab Over 10...:

@Tysamu I'm curious if anyone has substantiated evidence that Nintendo would really leave someone out in the cold if their system broke down. I'm very concerned about the antiquated way they do their accounts, or lack thereof, and remain hopeful this will change in the future, but I haven't really heard a lot from people who have actually had a negative experience with losing their data. Nintendo has given some vague answer about handling such issues on a case by case basis, but they clearly can tell from my Nintendo Club account which games I have purchased online, and I find it hard to believe that if there was a system failure or something that they would tell me tough luck. Maybe I'm being naive, but I've nothing but good experiences with Nintendo customer service. Something I can't say about Sony.

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#8

indienapolis commented on The Wonderful 101's Download Will Grab Over 10...:

Space is at a premium in my apartment, so i download anything i know ill keep. I'm grateful that Nintendo offered an easy external hard drive solution out of the box. I begrudgingly had to buy a new PS3 recently to meet my download needs because they offered no such solution.

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#11

indienapolis commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Is Open to More Female Heroin...:

I think that's an honest answer. Their games obviously put gameplay first, something people either love or hate about Nintendo games. It's refreshing to see that Miyamoto has thoughtful ideas on the issue though. I love the man more and more.

I know this is going to start a huge argument, but I thought I should add that while Samus can certainly be an example of a strong female character (though the game isn't much about her as a woman), I don't think I'd consider Bayonetta a like example. Gameplay aside, she's not much more than a teenage fantasy and is debatably part of the gender politics problem with gaming. I know, I know, no one wants to hear this, and I'll admit I'm interested in playing the game, but I don't think I could celebrate it as a stride for feminism with a straight face.

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#12

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: New Super Luigi U Opens The Doo...:

@GamerJunkie @mike_intv I bought the DLC, but there's a lot of people who flat out refuse to do digital downloads. Nintendo knows this, and that's why they are releasing a boxed copy. Plus I believe it plays as a standalone which the digital DLC does not. It helps fill out the meager WiiU shelves at retail, and gives people who need to own a disc what they want. Not that Nintendo won't take money where they can, but I don't see this double release as that. They'd rather people be downloading as opposed to retail, its a higher profit margin, but their market just isn't there yet.

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#13

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: New Super Luigi U Opens The Doo...:

@Spartacus3765 I would love to see Nintendo set the standard for doing DLC right. I don't think the stuff they released for NSMB2 was a great start, but I think they are getting there.

As for the Luigi DLC, so far so good. In case anyone is wondering about it, each course is redesigned and shorter. No halfway points. Courses were definitely created with Luigi's controls and time constraints in mind. It's more of the same in some respects, but if you're a fan, I think it's worth the $20. I'll get a lot of play out of it, and I actually like the shorter courses given its a second run through of this material. Or maybe video games are just giving me ADD.

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#14

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: New Super Luigi U Opens The Doo...:

As long as the shipped game feels complete, I don't have a problem with DLC. And I agree, games like Mario Kart and Smash Brothers seem like obvious candidates for periodic additions. I've always wanted to see HD course packs from previous Karts be released. The thought of having a comprehensive Mario Kart with every track ever created is a personal dream.

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#15

indienapolis commented on Retro Chose Donkey Kong Over Metroid as Its Fi...:

I'm pretty convinced that all of this is a result of the all hands on deck approach to getting games out the door this year. Ill even bet that Mario originally WAS for 3DS. WiiU needed it more. So this year we get HD versions of portable games while they hopefully fine tune bigger releases for 2014. These games will be good, but not what we expect to see for the new console.

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#19

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

@SanderEvers Well sir, I love Mario Galaxy and would also call it intelligent, so we're not really in disagreement there. What I'm getting at is that I think video games are at a crossroads creatively, not unlike film in its infancy, and it has potential to be seen as an important art form once it realizes its medium's full potential to exercise the emotions, understand the human predicament etc. Cut-scene heavy games are just aping what movies already do better, and aren't what I'm talking about. Video games are an interactive medium whose potential hinges on gameplay mechanics and interactivity in a way that movies, comics, poetry, etc. cannot. Others have mentioned Shadow of the Colossus as an example, and I think it is an apt one. It advances what it means to be a game without without becoming an interactive movie. It also reaches places emotionally without dialogue or hand holding instruction. Its a great experience and great game that owes much to Nintendo, and I would bet that its creators would admit as much. This is where I think games can go, SHOULD go, and I think the world would be better for Nintendo applying its superior game development to experiences like that. Not at the expense of more Mario and Zelda, and not exclusively M rated, but in a direction that Nintendo is currently only the inspiration for, and not one of the trailblazers it should be.

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#21

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

I'm surprised at people's resistance to the idea of Nintendo branching out. Eternal Darkness and Geist were both great examples of games that Nintendo was heavily involved in developing, they were for a mature audience, and were great games. I don't want to see Mario and Zelda go away, but surely there's room for intelligent IPs in the Nintendo canon.

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#22

indienapolis commented on Precursor CEO - Shadow of the Eternals Support...:

@polynomer Well, I'm a supporter of the project and I think they've done less than a great job communicating the direction of the endeavor. Worse than that, theyve let misinformation fester across the Internet. Regardless of what people's position was on Dennis Dyack, the multiple fundraising campaigns, and now the potential reboot are a little confusing to the consumer. I'm not implying malfeasance, hell, I donated money, but I think they could do a better job with public relations.

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#23

indienapolis commented on Precursor CEO - Shadow of the Eternals Support...:

Got my refund today from the first campaign. Like everyone else I just want to see it get made. I'm still a little confused as to the current direction of the project. Do they have backing now? What's Nintendo's involvement, if any? Are they going to seek crowd funding again or do these new opportunities eliminate the need for it?

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#25

indienapolis commented on Microsoft: If You're Backwards Compatible, You...:

I own a fair number of XBLA games, so this is a major deal breaker for me and beyond that, this is a disturbing trend next gen. Thankfully Nintendo had a way to transfer WiiWare and VC. I hope consumers don't just accept this and I hope Sony comes around with some kind of PSN solution.

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#26

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:

Thanks for the info...

I think that whichever PS or MS makes an announcement first to honor download purchases will take the lead, or at least get my money. I know that it will require emulation of some sort, and maybe even cost a small fee, but I hope the market doesn't encourage this sort of abandonment. If neither, then I will happily enjoy my WiiU till they develop their consoles further. And I doubt I'm the only multi-platform gamer that feels this way.

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#27

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:

Having no way to transfer PSN and XBLA purchases was a bad move. I own all three systems and am very disappointed by this news. And I thought having to go into Wii mode on the WiiU was a hassle! I just hope this kind of baiting people into download titles and then locking them to your old system doesn't become a trend. I think this creates an opening for the WiiU with gamers, but could also be an opening for a system that caters to people who love indies (Ouya, Gamestick, or some kind of Steam box). Or maybe a PC renaissance? All that said, if Nintendo announces a Retro made Metroid title for Christmas, they could take an early lead.

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#28

indienapolis commented on Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecti...:

I don't see how you can say it's a fair article given its sources are entirely anonymous. There used to be a time when it was considered journalistically unethical to publish things unattributed unless it was some sort of political scandal with international consequences. The article was well written, and much of what's there may have happened. But if no one is willing to go on the record, I have a hard time wanting to burn down someone's career over an unattributed article. The games he and SK have released are a mixed bag, and probably a fairer way to judge him.

Still, a shame about SotE.

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#29

indienapolis commented on CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry...:

Ha! "Tone deaf" and "lost touch with reality" could just as easily be applied to CNNs half-assed and wrong-headed approach to competing with Fox News and MSNBC. Holographic Will.I.Am anyone? No wonder they are so enamored with the Kinect.

Nintendo has made a lot of bad decisions with the WiiU, no doubt, but I don't trust CNNs analysis of gaming trends any more than I would trust them with news coverage. Just from this article, I wouldn't consider the Kinect a success critically or even technologically, and porting games to smartphones when the 3DS is a financial success?? How is this person qualified to provide game industry analysis?

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#31

indienapolis commented on Netflix Now Available on TVii:

So far I think TVii is a sadly wasted idea. The biggest thing it had going for it, IMO, was to be able to search and suggest content from across streaming services and live TV, as well as create a unified queue of some sort. As someone who uses multiple streaming services, this sounded like a great idea. No more "is it on Netflix, no, launch Hulu, no, maybe pay for it through Amazon Video?". Or so I had hoped. As-is, its search function doesn't work very well, it is far from comprehensive with regards to content I KNOW is available, and when you DO find something to watch and select the viewing option, you are treated to the painful loading times it takes to open whatever service it streams from rather than the ability to stream through TVii. It's all pretty clunky and ultimately useless. I check back in from time to time to see if its gotten better, but so far no. I find the Miiverse aspect of it interesting, especially for live TV, but just not engaging enough to bother with the rest of it. Here's to hoping they can refine it.

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#33

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: Gamer Protests Can Earn Small W...:

@AlexSora89 Yeah, but its always a numbers game for publishers, and I assume a component of that is how much Nintendo is willing to pay for exclusivity and for how long. If the money/support isn't there, they won't publish a game out of charity. That said, I don't see what it would've harmed for Ubi to release for WiiU as originally planned and then rolled it out for PS and Xbox in September. Fans were pissed, the creators were pissed, and now they are trying to offer an olive branch. Does it make it all better, no, but i've seen people talking about not buying ZombiU as a result. And what good is that going to accomplish? I want more ZombiUs (and equally ambitious games) from third parties, not less.

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#36

indienapolis commented on Talking Point: Gamer Protests Can Earn Small W...:

I agree with this sentiment, and support petitioning companies, but I'd also add that you have to differentiate between longstanding fan requests or complaints (for which a grassroots show of support can help bring about a consumer desire) and full-on boycott, like what seems to be the current message board threat against Ubisoft and is likely going to result in no more Ubisoft games for Nintendo consoles. I think that what Ubisoft is pulling with Rayman is terrible, but unfortunately a full stoppage of support for Ubisoft games on the WiiU, when that relationship is already tenuous, won't get the fans what they want. And although Ubisoft makes some crap games, they also create a lot of quality software that I wouldn't want to see leave Nintendo altogether. I think Ubi made a numbers decision with Rayman, that while I think it is crap for me the WiiU owner, I can understand, and because of a swell of complaint they are now trying to make amends. There's no great answer here, but I think some of the boycott rhetoric seems a little overheated, and is likely just going to result in NO more original IPs, NO Rayman, and NO Assassins Creed in the future, which is lousy. Keep complaining, show support for the games you want, but be realistic about your goals, and don't be too hasty to slap away concessions your protesting won. This is consumerist entertainment we're talking about here, not civil rights.

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#39

indienapolis commented on Surprise Ubisoft Sale Arrives on Wii U eShop i...:

@SCAR392 The upside is the convenience of not having to swap in and out discs and add to clutter (if that's a concern). The biggest downside IMO is eliminating the possibility of selling the game when you're done. I have a couple download titles and have grown to love the (minor) convenience of the downloaded game.

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#41

indienapolis commented on Feature: Wii U Blockbusters - What to Play Whi...:

So, with the GBA Fire Emblem (and a handful of other ambassador GBA titles) quasi available for the 3DS, the promise of GBA on the WiiU, and the merger of the handheld and home teams at Nintendo corporate, are we going to finally get cross-platform purchasing? I've been willing to go along with Nintendo's pricing and upgrade plans for the Virtual Console, but c'mon, doesn't this make sense?