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Kodeen commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:
Kodeen commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:
@Mega719 "as this clearly shows they no longer care about Nintendo gamers unless they make them money"
No company cares about gamers unless they are making them money. Including Nintendo. That's kind of why companies exist.
Kodeen commented on Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipp...:
@Discostew @vamkar @BinaryFragger @Einherjar
I'm fairly certain "technical infrastructure" is referring to DirectX.
Kodeen commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:
@LDXD the Japanese one, yeah.
SMB2 is a perfect example of developers being afraid to take risk. The actual SMB2 was a near clone of the first game, and the US SMB2 was named that way because they didn't want to chance the game against an unproven IP. It was basically the Star Fox Adventures of its day.
Kodeen commented on One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U E...:
Mega Man 6 is the most likely, since it's already out in Europe. After that, I'm hoping for X3.
Kodeen commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:
But if "everyone" in the handheld market has shrunk from 100 million to 44 million, then there are major problems for this line of product.
Kodeen commented on Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Confirmed...:
Kodeen commented on Giana Sisters Developer Under Fire Over Diesel...:
Is this a video game or a pair of slacks? Should I put it in my gas tank? I'm so confused!
Kodeen commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:
"Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with its iQue range."
Successful how? Successful in that the original iQue was pirated to hell and back? Successful in that iQue console releases have been several years behind the rest of the world? Successful that no iQue system has had more than 10 games released for it?
Thomas's use of the word successful was a bit too generous in that sentence, you shouldn't be relying on it. A better phrasing would have been "and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has utilised the latter with its iQue range to varying degrees of existance."
Kodeen commented on Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will ...:
You and everyone else, which is precisely why they won't bring it over here. Unless it's WoW monthly fees just aren't tenable here anymore.
Kodeen commented on Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playse...:
The question is, would it have been financially viable to create a third level of assets just for the Wii U. Their caring or laziness doesn't enter into it.
Kodeen commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:
The Potato Salad KS isn't fraudelent, though. It's just extremely silly, and if people want to give their money to this obvious joke, more power to them, I suppose.
Kodeen commented on Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculi...:
FYI, now cancelled by Kickstarter.
Kodeen commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:
If a game is requiring money it is fit to be judged. If a developer does not believe his game is fit to be judged, he must not believe that his game should require money. So which category does the developer of The Letter fit into.
Comparisons to Early Access are not working in your favor, as that system is equally ludicrous.
The problem with that approach is that you currently have what is going on with Steam; too many terrible games are released each day for the 'new releases' tab to have any value, whereas previously it was almost instant gold for indie developers.
They also had a Reddit AMA where accounts asking questions were created right before the AMA and deleted right after, answers barely had anything to do with apparently legitimate questions, and there was some speculation that answers were provided by an intern who was copypasting English responses that have been given to him by the CEO, who was on vacation.
Do not back this project.
Kodeen commented on Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Cop...:
The "The Best" label in Japan is their equivalent to "Greatest Hits" or "Essentials" lines in other regions.
Kodeen commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:
I have never seen anyone list hookers and guns as the reason GTA was innovative. Where GTA innovated was providing a sandbox world that you could do what you wanted inside or outside of quests, so not exactly 'absolutely nothing.' Come off the hyperbole already.
Speaking of hyperbole, this article is perfect Waveboy bait. I expect to see a sentence with 17 unnecessary adjectives any minute now.
Kodeen commented on Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwi...:
Unfortunately Lambo seems to be out of the picture completely with this game.
Kodeen commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:
"However, Moore seems to have missed the point here; while the 3DS certainly won't be a big system in 2017 or 2018, Nintendo's next handheld console will be available by then"
Knowing Nintendo, they likely haven't had any discussions with 3rd party devs about their next handheld, let alone sent out dev kits. How is EA supposed to plan 3 years in advance for a handheld they know nothing about?
Kodeen commented on Review: Cocoro Line Defender (3DS eShop):
Congratulations for the cocaine reference in the review subtitle.
Kodeen commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:
What's funny is that if you thought Pachter was truly irrelevant, this thought you just posted wouldn't have even entered your mind. Clearly he's gotten under your skin.
Kodeen commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:
Yes, that would be a good compromise.
"Our only real issue with this is one that stems from the handheld roots of its gameplay conceit: we found ourselves looking down at the GamePad the entire time we were playing, and even though the beautiful art tempted us upwards towards the television"
This is one of my main problems with the Gamepad. I play consoles and not handhelds for a reason, and games like this (and Little Inferno, etc...) make the TV, and thus the fact that this is a console, pointless. Just make a 3DS game.
Kodeen commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:
When playing online, I will use this car exclusively just to anger people. The more people rage-quit, the better chance I have at winning the race.
Kodeen commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:
A whole year to get rid of it, huh? Wonder if that'll be enough time.
Kodeen commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:
Money grabbing *ssholes sitting at desks make the world go round.
That's not how it works. The only thing that determines transfer of a license like that is money.
Kodeen commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releas...:
It's definitely not minigames. It's an action platformer.
Kodeen commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:
Motion controls Hope they're optional.
Kodeen commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:
After about a day of playing with the console, I had to turn Quick Start off. Not because I wanted to, but because there are niggling issues with the Standby Functions and how they update different pieces of software. Quick Start is a Standby Function, but in order to use it all Standby Functions must be turned on. If we could tweak individual Standby Functions and turn them on/off, it would be the perfect solution. Otherwise, sorry Quick Start, you were interesting while you were here.
Kodeen commented on Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Aff...:
But you could say that about any competitive job. Surely you wouldn't suggest that jobs like artists, college professors, etc... aren't real jobs.
More money? A moderately successful youtuber like TB makes (estimated) $200,000 a year. I wish I made that much. Very successful youtubers like Yogscast and Pewdiepie are millionares.
And are you the arbiter of what is and what is not a real job? If you're satiating a demand in the market, and you can live off of it, then it's a real job.
Kodeen commented on Site News: Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Pic...:
Kodeen commented on Hyperkin Finally Shipping Its Retron 5 Console...:
I don't this will have any real impact on the used games market. It's still relatively niche, and there have always been other options to play those games.
Kodeen commented on Ubisoft Makes Little Mention of Nintendo in Pl...:
Only 3% of their released games in Wii U? How many hundreds of games do you think they release each year?
"while the Wii is right up there with 11%, no doubt thanks to Just Dance. The question is, how long can the Wii sustain these sorts of numbers"
That's probably one of the reasons they're predicting an overall decline in casual sales. The Wii is selling almost half of the other two last-gen consoles, and Just Dance must comprise a lot of that. As the Wii fades away, Just Dance sales will likely go with it.
Kodeen commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:
I just wish it wasn't the size of a football.
Kodeen commented on Review: Wario Land 4 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy A...:
Because there's no such thing as a Wii U ambassador.
Kodeen commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):
Aw, your implication that VC is going to be primarily 1st party based going forwards makes me a sad panda, mainly because you're probably right.
Well there's an easy solution to that. Release a bunch of titles every week
Kodeen commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:
They may be able to lose $250 million for 50 years, but no company would ever stay on that course regardless of their safety buffer. I'm anticipating a major paradigm shift from Nintendo two to three years from now .
It may be a course of action you or I don't like. That's why we're worrying about this kind of thing.
Kodeen commented on 2DS CPU Update Looks Set to Adjust System Secu...:
Interesting that there's a hack out there that can only be fixed with new hardware. Wonder if that exploit exists in the current 3DS/XL as well.
If you don't want to read the financial articles, then don't read the financial articles. There are still plenty about games.
Kodeen commented on Research Firm IDC Anticipates Worldwide Wii U ...:
@Action51 "They may be banking on their subscription online services and licensing fees from annualized franchises like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed to make back their money over time."
The loss on the PS4 is so small that Sony have stated the console becomes profitable after 1 game.
Kodeen commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:
It's a physical good, you can do what you want with it. Nintendo doesn't own the hardware after the sale, they have no say I what happens to it next. Same thing with kit cars, people flipping houses, etc ...
Actually read the article, it's not a clone.
Why wouldn't it be? People modify and resell things all the time.
Kodeen commented on Renegade Kid Moving On To A "New Experimental ...:
This tweet reads as "Sigh, we know what you want. Fine."
Kodeen commented on Upcoming Child of Light Patch to Rename Diffic...:
So are there only 2 difficulty levels? If so, I could see the easier difficulty being named something other than 'normal'.