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kingc8

kingc8

Switzerland

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kingc8

#1

kingc8 commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

@Darknyht

Yeesh.. damaging the Wii U brand.. what's the brand worth at this point?

Nintendo won't be using the Wii brand again.. and I get the feeling the DS brand has run it's course. Maybe a return to the Gameboy brand perhaps?

I just think calling the next device the 4DS is just gonna wash over people at this point.. again a brand that's probably tapped out for now.

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#2

kingc8 commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

What Nintendo did, after Wii, was make a system that would appeal to the core gamers again, essentially a gamecube 2.

It is dying, horribly.

Nintendo used to be about making products for everyone, for the mainstream. Wii was a return to that idea. QOL may well be a return to that idea.

Overweight neck-beards in their mother's basement obviously don't care about their quality of life, Q.E.D.

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#8

kingc8 commented on Rumour: Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle...:

Mmmeh, it's a retread for sure. But I'm kinda surprised how they chopped this game into little bits and sold it with a poopypoop payment plan over the eshop.

Not sure it's all that appetising, but Wii U needs all the interesting software it can get. I'll be interested to see what they do with the gamepad.

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#9

kingc8 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of...:

2008 was certainly nothing special, but it wasn't that bad.

2003 was a ball-buster for Iwata, check youtube for Nintendo E3 2003. That was the E3 where Iwata stood in front of the E3 crowd for the first time and sweated bullet bills as he admitted the GameCubes failure.

It's exactly that sort of live show, in my mind, that Iwata wants to avoid having ever again.

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#10

kingc8 commented on Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pac...:

I was thinking it's pretty cool they're including a physical copy in the box, but the more I think about it, it seems like these Wii U's are re-purposed Nintendo Land Wii U's where the box and the bundled disk were swapped.

Shrewd Mr, Iwata, very shrewd.

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#12

kingc8 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

@SanderEvers

I think the whole digital way, with accounts and DLC is driving prices and quality (and the industry) into the ground.

See minecraft. It might or might not surprise you to learn that physical retail has been the major win for them over digital and physical merchandise has been insanely successful for them too.

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#13

kingc8 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

@SanderEvers

Fair point. But modern DLC doesn't come in a retail box.. by design.

You know, if you wanted to second-hand your PC game, you could just duck-tape the main game and the expansion together and give it to GameShop(TM).

DLC is ephemeral and controlled by the publisher puppet masters who think they're entitled to a slice of the sales of second-hand games.

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#16

kingc8 commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

@ogo79

Yeah, they all look like 25% done games too. -To be fair, these are somewhat pitches, so they probably are 25% done.

You know, folk knock the AAA for being unambitious and derivative, but I've never seen such a consistent desire for developers to almost exactly re-make old games, like indie devs do.

For Nintendo on with Wii U, it's indie devs or nothing, because big third-parties are going-concern business's that actually want to make money. If Wii U was pulling in big third parties, there would be no way Nintendo would allow any of this junk anywhere near their systems. (See Nintendo Japan for Indie developer policy).

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#20

kingc8 commented on 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football C...:

Yeah, there's really no need for a discount out the gate. I've been waiting for this game since it was announced. Honestly, if this was a retail release, I'd snap it right up.

I suppose we should count ourselves lucky this isn't "Mario Super Soccer Manager!".

I'm disappointed by Nintendo's sketchy confident in this title, - to me at least, it's the most interesting game in ages.