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Thu 4th June, 2009

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JimLad commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

Wow ok...
Now I'm even more certain they've given up on this console.
Don't get me wrong this decision won't stop me getting the Wii U version, but if you think it will help The Wii U in any way you're a fool.
By the time that version releases no retailer will even be stocking the hardware anymore.



JimLad commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

So long as Nintendo's game studios keep making games I don't really care what happens.
I don't care if they ditch hardware altogether and go third party.
Releasing their entire back catalogue on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam, how would that be bad for them??
The only reason they don't share their IPs is that they want to keep milking the same people who have to buy Super Mario Bros four times because there is still no unified account system.

And can you imagine how many copies of Mario 3D World would have sold if it had been multiplatform? Yeah yeah I know, sales aren't everything right? Actually sales are the reason we don't get Star Fox anymore or F-Zero or anything new and big and ambitious. If Wonderful101 had sold better it might have got a sequel, but there's pretty much no chance of that happening now.

And who says if they stop making consoles they have to stop innovating?
Look at their main innovations in the last few years: Wii Remotes, Balance Boards, WiiU pad. These peripherals are what make them great, not the consoles themselves. I'm sure they could intergrate their accessories into other hardware easily, and still package them with their own games just like they've been doing since the NES.
Don't let brand loyalty blind you, if Nintendo were making games for other systems we'd have games with proper online features, regular DLC and we would never have to worry about download space again. They could sink more funds into software and we'd have Metroids, Wave Races, Pilot Wings and so forth coming out the woodwork.

Sorry that rant went a bit off topic. I think Iwata should go.
He lives in a bubble and is completely oblivious to what the fans actually want.



JimLad commented on Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014:

That's not good.
More backwards steps when they should be pushing forward.
The likelihood of an E3 conference is looking ever smaller considering they're in worse position now than they were last time. :/



JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:

Man I gave up on this argument years ago. Nintendo will NEVER do demos properly, not unless maybe there is a change in management.
It's been a pipe dream for me ever since the 90s, when Playstation owners got free demo disks in their magazines. God knows how many great Nintendo games I missed out on because I never tried them.



JimLad commented on High Voltage Software Developing 3DS Version o...:

The Conduit games were such let downs. Ambitious ideas (and great controls) but the game underneath was truely lackluster. And it wasn't limited by the hardware, just compare it to any of the TimeSplitters games.



JimLad commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

They've been so keen on console/handheld connectivity for so many years, and now Sony is making a complete mockery of them.
Not to mention the Virtual Console is an absolute joke compared to the amount of PS1 classics on offer.



JimLad commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

I knew it wasn't good when Criterion got bought out by EA.
It was about that time when Free Radical also got absorbed into them, and still no TimeSplitters 4 in sight...
Nintendo's lack of marketing and support obviouisly played its part as well. No, they don't have to do it, but if their competitors are rolling out the red carpet for games like this where do you think developers are going to go?



JimLad commented on Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Pl...:

VR will be the next big thing mark my words.
I don't know if it will become the standard or phase out after a couple of years coughWiicough but I do know I will want it, no matter who makes it.
I've played the same kinds of games for for years now and I'm ready for something new.



JimLad commented on Let's Gaze With Admiration At Five New Courses...:

This game looks incredible.
If they want to make the most of this chance they NEED a Mario Kart bundle. Maybe leave out the screen pad and drop the price to something parents can't refuse.
An HD Wii with a new Mario Kart for £150: PEOPLE WILL BUY IT.



JimLad commented on Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preord...:

Definitely don't want anymore of these things cluttering up the house, but at least the option is there for those who might.
Love it or hate it, I thnk the original played a big part in making MKW a success.
Now if they could just create a new racing IP for those of us that want something more hardcore that would be great. coughf-zerocough



JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I could honestly live with the very slow flow of just first party games if the console was dirt cheap. I'm talking cheaper than the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, because frankly with the amount of games those consoles have and continue to get, they are better value.

Nothing wrong with being the cheapest. If the price reflected the software library better I could respect and recommend the console.



JimLad commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

While there has most definitely been a drop in interest in the Xbone/PS4, this year they're going to get games such as Titanfall, The Order, Destiny, and Elder Scrolls Online. The hype for these games will be massive, and it's hype that sells systems. Before it dies down, there'll undoubtedly be more announcements at E3 ready for the second half of the year. While not forgetting that all this time 360s and PS3s continue to sell as well.

Nintendo don't need any of this to sell their hardware, but they do need to get their software droughts under control pronto.



JimLad commented on Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up:

Are they really going to wait until E3 to show us anything new for the Wii U?
They're either completely ignorant of their current situation or are planning to pull the plug after these games arrive.



JimLad commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

electrolite77: "We've known for a while third-party support was going to collapse. Problem is if Nintendo are happy with that they have to prove they can support the machine alone if it's to have a chance of even Gamecube sales and any kind of profit"

This, a million times.



JimLad commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I would love for there to be more games that use the touchscreen, or more games planned at least, but there aren't.
Hence why I think they should drop it.

It won't make the console a winner, but it will at least help it reach the finish line before it's replacement shows up.



JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:

For all the marketing and design problems the Wii U has, all it really needs is more games.
The third party support is pretty much dead. They've gotta realise that and invest WAY more money in second party developers. They should have done this years ago with their ridiculous surplus of cash.
Hopefully by E3 they'll have a lot more to show us, otherwise they're screwed.



JimLad commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:

Well this is obviously crap.
I'm hoping the real reason is that they didn't want the game to miss it's christmas release.
Otherwise it just means they're still completely incompetent about online gaming. Something even Sega managed to get right 14 years ago with dial-up modems.



JimLad commented on Prolific Video Game Box Art Illustrator Greg M...:

I'm also ashamed to say never knew of this man until now. Yet those box arts were a fond part of my childhood. I wish the innocence in gaming hadn't been lost like it has, but maybe it was inevitable.
Rest in peace Greg.



JimLad commented on Yarn Yoshi:

Can't wait, KEY was one of my favourite games on the Wii. If they remove the un-killibility it would be amazing.



JimLad commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014:

Those look like some really good games but not much of it interests me sadly.
Smash Bros doesn't seem to be doing anything new, although I might get it if the online actually works this time.
Donkey Kong I will try but I really didn't get along with the first one, the difficulty was ridiculous.
I'm not a fan of button mashers or RPGs so that rules out Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors and X.
Mario Kart does look interesting with the gravity, not sure why they didn't make a new F-Zero instead though.

Yarn Yoshi or Zelda would be top of my list. Hopefully they'll come out this year.