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Tue 29th Jul 2014

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jancotianno commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

That's why we have obvious trainnings of privacy policies... "Please, do not talk to your family about our methods, do not post pictures of your desk without permission, please, do not explain how we are developing our future products"... But then the guy thinks "well, the truth is not harmful", and exposes things like "voice actors are random Nintendo Employees to save money, people complaining about localization don't understand they are not worth the money spent, oh, I'm working on project X,Y,Z and the boss is getting crazy!!!".... You know, these things are not a big deal, but they are part of privacy policy, and well...I'm not sure, but I think that at some point someone warned him about that.



jancotianno commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

I'm pretty sure that Nintendo is not gonna be like Sega releasing smartphone games. They know very well the value of their IPs and will not release games that will avoid users from buying NX. (Eg.: if they release a great Zelda game for Android, it may be a success, but at the same time it will be the cannibalization of home consoles... "Well, I have a PS5, if I want a new Zelda game I can play on my smartphone". But games that are NOT system sellers would be great, like Dr. Mario, Yoshi's Cookie, Kirby's Avalanche (being a new candy crush, who knows?)...



jancotianno commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (Europe):


Microsoft-Rare will release a package with 30 games.

It's going to include Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Perfect Dark, Battletoads, RC Pro Am...
well... 30 games for 30 dollars...

And then we have Nintendo charging 10 dollars for a N64 game, 7 dollars for Snes, 5 dollars for NES...

Ok, the Virtual Console in PS4 and Xbox One was always a mess, but soon Nintendo is going to lose MORE market if they decide do keep the same format on NX.



jancotianno commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

"We'd expect that Microsoft will face challenges delivering games that pass the stringent regulations and attract sales, though there's naturally a concern that Nintendo's plans for the country — potentially due to begin in earnest next year — "

"A very large number of video games are banned in the People's Republic of China. Games that contain drugs, sexual themes, blood, depictions of organized crime or the defaming of the Chinese government are almost always banned from sale. Because of the large size of the Chinese video game market, many studios will edit the content of their games to conform to the government's standards."

So, you can't release your console in China expecting that people will play GTA V, Sniper Elite III, Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed....... Even Batman. The government needs to approve that. Anything can be a problem for them. EA can try to release Fifa 15 for Wii/PS4 and then the chinese government will complain it doesn't have the Chinese League, and to be approved it is needed to include their local teams. - it means work, time and money - .
If you release a game like Mortal Kombat, you'll have to remove blood from the game (remembering the first MK for Snes)...
If the theme of a game is "Freedom", probably it will be considered a protest.

Releasing a "different" hardware would be a way to make sure that this kind of games won't be played by the chinese people. Well, they could be releasing a different version of Wii Mini, and porting games like Wii Sports and Mario Kart (Wii) for them.