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LordGeovanni

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LordGeovanni

#2

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@Nomad
It isnt just faceplates. The screens are larger but the dimensions are the same. That means that the larger screens are just "zoomed in". It doesnt show you more, just bigger. Faceplates make the system adaptable. The biggest issue is the lack of respect though. "Americans will not want this, let us just force them to buy the more expensive one". That is the issue.

LordGeovanni

#3

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I am not here to argue. I am not here to rant. I only have a basic message for leaving here:

Nintendo is screwing up. I don't condemn them for it. I DO have a long amount of irritation with their practices over the last several months. Amiibo shouldnt be limited to one run if they are flying off the shelves. WiiU-GC Adapters should have been reprinted within two months of their demand, and announced within 2 weeks that there was a reprint coming. Majora's Mask LE Game + statue shouldnt sell out within hours. MM New 3DS XL shouldnt sell out within A QUARTER OF AN HOUR.

And MOST CERTAIN, Nintendo shouldnt limit my choices. I only wanted a Standard N3DS. I was planning that all along. When I found out that the Standard was unavailable, I decided to settle for the MM Special Edition. I couldnt get that either. I will WAIT. And I WILL say it wherever I want. Social Media and in RL.

Nintendo's current actions have been crippling to their company and just sitting down and saying nothing will Not help Nintendo. Because they will not know the level of our anger.

LordGeovanni

#5

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk
I find it hilarious that you decided to nit-pick out my list and detail how horrible it is. I DID say that it was a list of things I would like to see. It is BY FAR not the only things that I would expect to be changed. For you to question such a basic concept makes me wonder who let you on the internet. I find it even more hilarious that you want Nintendo to increase the cost of producing the Wii U just because YOU dont like seeing an external HD attached. I mean, it isnt like other people might have trouble finding another $50 to pay for this "improvement" when at least some part of the consumer-base might not need it and would be forced to pay more while others are excluded entirely because they cant afford the extra $50. I am even disturbed by your reaction to me saying that ROMs on Computers are illegal. You laugh. Or at least typed LOL. If you dont think that Nintendo should have a right to their own created property, why are you even bothering with a Nintendo site?

@Quorthon
I find it fascinating that you take a record of Wii selling OVER 100 MILLION and say that it fails against Multimedia because TWO different, competing systems have a combined total higher. Nintendo outsold ALL other companies by 5-to-4. But this isnt significant to you. It CERTAINLY doesnt show that Multimedia isnt as powerful in this conversation. OBVIOUSLY everyone wanted a Multimedia source because if they REALLY didnt want one, the Wii would have sold more than at LEAST one of the competitors... Oh wait!

That is Ok, you bring up a good point about Nintendo being able to Tank BOTH Microsoft and Sony at the same time. It isn't like that happened before... Oh wait! GameCube happened. TONS of media coverage of Sony and Microsoft berating the Nintendo "Lunchbox" says hi...

Well, at least you give some good advice for Nintendo: "<B>Clearly, they need to start playing "the game" the way MS and Sony do, and they need to improve upon it and come out all guns blazing in a way that A) only Nintendo can and B) MS and Sony have not considered. At the same time, they very much need to adopt the common and expected practices and policies that define the core experience of the Xbox and Playstation brands--recognizable controllers, account-based profiles, an Achievement/Trophy system, an optional paid service, a lot more media content, built-in harddrive, generation-relative hardware heft, etc.</B>"

Let me summarize, Nintendo! Stop being you and be them. And be them BETTER than they are themselves. Obviously that is the answer. You need to be MORE Sony than Sony is. Get RID of the Off-TV Play, Get RID of the Miiverse, Get RID of the IPs that are not on PlayStation or Xbox, they are NOT what gamers want obviously.


@Quorthon, @Kirk,

Do you guys even bother to read your own thoughts at times? We can all agree that Nintendo should make some changes, but the best part of Nintendo is the low chance that they will accept a person on the internet's plans and concepts. I can rest quite easy knowing that Nintendo will do much better than the ideas that you have suggested. Especially because I know Nintendo wouldn't do such silly concepts. You would destroy the company within 5 years.

LordGeovanni

#6

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk @Quorthon

Sorry for the wait, I had to start getting ready for work.

As is this situation currently, Nintendo is able to keep themself out of the "Xbox or PS" situation that most find themselves in because they stand apart so much. If Nintendo was seeking to eliminate both from the Living room, I would agree that DVD and CD usability would be needed. It isnt. Nintendo knows it is not worth the struggle. Instead, Nintendo keeps trying to bring "new and innovative" ideas. Yes, Nintendo fails at times, yes Nintendo gets it completely wrong at times, but no, Nintendo isnt completely failing.

Quorthon, you mention 160+ million "multimedia boxes", but is that the amount of Xbox360 + PS3? How many were both bought by the same person? Regardless of that answer, how many 'Still' bought a Wii? Additionally, how much $ did Sony and Microsoft make off them? I am pretty sure that Nintendo gets $ for each Wii sale but I dont think the others did. (This is using old memories, could be wrong). Nintendo would be investing too much to become a Multimedia device. And it would put them directly oppositional to Sony and Microsoft. Currently they have a troubled time fighting one another but if Nintendo wanted to throw themselves into that ring it would just cause Nintendo more pain and $. It is actually a better location for where they are now. Outside the "Newest Gen Tech with the biggest Explosions" and alongside that system.

And I have a serious problem with you, Kirk, suggesting that Nintendo should encourage ROM usage as it would just support the concept of piracy. Nintendo is making a legal method for playing their games. Just because "PC can do it (illegally)" doesnt matter. The price of it doesnt matter either. The point that it is available legally is the most crucial part. And even with the "drag and drop" conversion, there are still many times where the game isnt in the best form (such as that Tablet Donkey Kong games shown in a Reality TV show last year) or where there are crucial problems that develop due to not legally being supported. It isnt like you could call Nintendo to get help on why your illegal ROM Hack isnt working.

LordGeovanni

#7

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk
The PlayStation 2 sold so well because of the DVD capabilities for sure. But there was another major point - It was the 'cheapest' DVD player around. Otherwise I feel as though the PS2 might have lost against the GameCube. And then the full "Multimedia" systems, PS3 and XBox360 seems to have had a problem with the Wii dominating and all. Even with time passing and priorities changing, I still feel that Nintendo would make a mistake to go make a Multimedia system.

Another thing to consider is that I too would like a system that plays CDs and DVDs. But just because it is possible doesnt mean it is necessary. As it is, Nintendo is in the prime location to be bought and played alongside the Xbox or PS4. Even better, it works perfect alongside the PC. It isnt like Nintendo says that you cant play with their system if you buy a PS4 or Xbox.

LordGeovanni

#8

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk
You keep asking for Multimedia playback and yet you also want Nintendo to not follow the other ducks. The whole reason why PlayStation did well for the PS2 was because of the DVD player. This is most certainly true, but that was because Sony wanted to push DVDs as well. If Nintendo isnt invested in DVDs, why should it play them? If Nintendo isnt invested in CDs why should it play them? It would drive the price of the system up and Nintendo wouldn't have anything to contribute to that piece of their system. It would be wasted and honestly could you imagine someone saying "Gee, I have an Xbox but the Nintendo MultiSystem is SO much better at CD playing that I NEED it"?

The only reason why the Xbox and PlayStations are Multimedia machines is simple, their companies are Multimedia companies. If people want CDs and DVD/Blu-Ray players they shouldn't expect a company that doesnt produce them to make a player for them.

Your statement about the 4 Gamepads was what I was looking for, however. 4 Gamepads at once is something that I would like to see too. The problem is its current implementation. The next gen could possibly do it, but I dont think that it would also be a stand-alone Handheld at the same time. And this is also with the time until the next generation considered. Other than that, I agree with you on the concept.

LordGeovanni

#9

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk
I think your comment on my comment being ridiculous is insulting. Nintendo doesnt have the resources that Sony and Microsoft have in reference to manpower and $. Especially the $. Sony and Microsoft already develop several different ways to perform similar functions to what you suggest. For Nintendo to do that, they would need to start research into it just to begin. It isnt like Nintendo can go to Sony's department regarding HD TVs and start asking questions on how it is built. I also notice that you didnt mention that you were crossing your own ideas in your initial rant. You cannot limit a system to one controller style and additionally suggest 4 controllers while also expect all 4 controllers to operate as independent handheld systems. At least not with current gen tech. And yes, I feel that Nintendo would have to develop for 16 years (without any tech advancement) before making the "ideal" system that you expect next gen. You are requiring too much, especially ideas that require rewriting most of the concepts that Nintendo currently pushses for.

LordGeovanni

#10

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Quorthon
I actually agree with most of what you said. Please just see my view on a few of the differences. I am not really arguing or opposed, just would like to bring a few things up.

While Nintendo was a juggernaut on technology in the past, they were not competing against world-class powerhouses. Sony and Microsoft have many ways to make money. Some of us were just reminded of this with Sony in hot water after the movie they created, but they are in multiple different $ revenue streams at all times. Nintendo cant afford to take $ losses like Sony (Video Game department) and Microsoft (Xbox Department) can. There isn't some huge "Sugar Daddy" company to bail Nintendo out every year. This is why I feel that Nintendo shouldn't push for competing for the same level of graphics and power. But you are right. If Nintendo pushed everything they had, they could get something on that level. The gambit would probably not work at the current 3rd party hostilities in my opinion.

Another point is the difference between the HD jumps. Both Sony and Microsoft had difficulties when they moved to HD. Nintendo had the same difficulties, just later. I feel that those difficulties are what caused the Wii to have such a large amount of positive reaction around the world - Nintendo didn't have the "start-up" that the other had to do. This time, Nintendo has those start-ups and the competition hasn't. For Nintendo's positive, the competitors haven't increased the power & capabilities of the new-gen by much either.

VC is also something that Nintendo has to work on with each individual game. They cant just say "Copy game and place into converter". Nintendo has said this too. It also takes up man-hours to convert the game. I am not justifying a poor line-up, but I am saying that the time spent on the VC games is time not spent on other games.

LordGeovanni

#11

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

After the reply to Kirk above, I decided to make up my own list.

I would like to see the following on a new gen system, preferably on release without any patches (but that would be completely unrealistic).

First thing would be to make an account-based system for players to keep all their games around on. Make games transferable through the different systems they own and easily be able to replace or add new systems.

As addition to that idea, I would like to see at least some level of games available on both Handheld and Console for one price. VC games and possibly DL eShop games like Shovel Knight and Steamworld Dig come to mind here. It could possibly be a slight bit more expensive to buy (like 20% more maybe?), but also give an opportunity to "upgrade" after the initial purchase if it was initially declined.

Nintendo has pretty much lost the current 3rd Parties for good. Unless they want to find a company to make an exclusive (like Kingdom Hearts or Megaman), they should all be written off. I think Nintendo should instead start cultivating new 3rd Parties that they help out with Nintendo in mind. Companies that Nintendo doesn't need to watch the bottom line of, especially ones that were grown building on Nintendo systems, would help fill the games line-up.

Tying in with the previous concept a little, I would love to see Nintendo make something like a cross between Flipnote Studio, Miiverse, and Mario Maker. Basically, I would love to see a ROM Hack maker for multiple games. Even if it was subscription-based. Could you imagine a system where Nintendo made a shell game like Mario Maker and encouraged an online community to make their best levels and then publish them maybe? It would be an extremely cheap way of making a new game and would also allow players to get involved too. I honestly wouldnt mind a $20 Super Mario World Game if it included 100 new levels designed by other players (and the online community could vote and comment on each of the designed levels for Nintendo to view as well as others).

That is pretty much what I would like to see. Not "better graphics". First, Cross-buy, especially if it upgrades previous gen purchases. Second, cultivate exclusives. Either single games with big names or entire companies dedicated to Nintendo game systems. Third, include the players in game design. If the games are made by the players, they are more likely to be liked by those same players. And it saves a lot of money too. :P

LordGeovanni

#12

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

@Kirk
I don't know how much of this you are going to read, but I found myself disgusted by your comment. First of all, Nintendo doesn't even have the manpower to make that kind of system in the next 16 years (If it was using today-technology without any new tech made). Against Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo is the neophyte. Nintendo doesn't have the amount of people or the savvy technology people to design new systems at a low price. That is why they are always behind new gen tech. Nintendo also is focused on making sure their systems are kid safe. Additionally, Nintendo seeks to maintain a cheap price because they want access available to most people. Playstation and Xbox tend to be more expensive because of all the new tech gadgets that Nintendo can't afford to put in anyway.

The only reason the GameCube controller is still around is because so many people liked it. This causes Nintendo to have to figure out a way to keep it around. The concept of a Touchpad/Tablet Controller, or Gamepad as they call it, is actually one of the most intriguing that's for going forward. The concept of having a tablet attached to the system and potentially able to be detached in the future is phenomenal. And you have said that you were interested in the Gamepad as a new console attached to the system. You cannot expect Nintendo to limit themself to one controller style for the system and then also expect that single controller type to also be another full portable console. Even worse is your idea to have four active at once, the Wii U was built with the concept of two Gamepads and it just isn't feasible yet. The concept is great - the technology just doesn't exist yet. Especially on Nintendo's $.

You show that you are upset with Nintendo's view of not including Media such as DVDs and CD Players. Again, Nintendo is making a Video Game machine. Not a DVD Player or CD Player. Most people already have a computer anyway. Why should they invest in something that isnt their specialty?

You seem to miss a large majority of the reason why Nintendo has problems. You seem to just want Nintendo to be another Clone of Xbox or Playstation. I want to see the new VC games too. The problem is that it takes time even for those to be made. Nintendo is working on it. But with a small workforce, the amount that you "expect" from them for the next generation, especially from a Video game/Toy company and not an Electronics (Sony) or Computer Software (Microsoft) company, is unrealistic.

LordGeovanni

#14

LordGeovanni commented on Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in ...:

very glad I wasn't able to find a copy of that game. But it really is upsetting how Nintendo is going about this. I wish Nintendo would just come out and say if they are planning on bringing SNES and Gameboy Advance games to it.would stop a whole lot of fighting pretty much dead. Especially if they are having a specific time frame they are planning to have the games for.

LordGeovanni

#18

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

I actually like this. It gives new games possibility, while not eliminating previous games. It also does not eliminate previous systems, because most new games can still play on original 3ds. I honestly don't see any real issue with this. So what if Nintendo isn't calling it a new system. Pretend it is anyway if that is your issue.

@arnoldlayed83 @BigDaddysPizza
This is one of the issues Nintendo has. You two sound like you think the Wii or DS are the same system as the Wii U and 3DS. if you really feel as though you've wasted so much money, you really shouldn't bother ever getting another system. Games will require different systems, simple as that. For you to group old gen systems in with your "expenses" that you are "done with Nintendo" over, it shows that nothing will really appease you.

"My NES won't play Wii U games! Wahhhh!" - same style of complaint...

LordGeovanni

#19

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

All I have to say for this article is that it made me think of Ubisoft as a hyena. After considering why I thought that for a moment, It made even more sense to me. Consider Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony as Lions. Each have their own territories (aka, "target audience"). Hyenas follow around lions to eat the scraps that the lion discards. Ubisoft follows big companies around to collect the $ that the big companies allow them to. Ubisoft starts not making as much $ on the Nintendo systems, and realizes that the Nintendo games are always going to be Hyped. So what? Ubisoft cannot make $ here. So instead they blame the Lion and say for Nintendo to stop making as much $.

Consider that for a moment, Ubisoft wants to make more $ so they tell Nintendo to drop the price of the system. You know, even though Nintendo Already takes a $ loss per system sold. It is just like a hyena telling the lion to not eat as much because the Hyena is still able to move around without dragging its bloated stomach. Go ahead Ubi, I am laughing - just like Nintendo.

LordGeovanni

#21

LordGeovanni commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

@SecondServing
Really, I guess the question is "Do you like/ got any of the Disney and Sylanders figurines?". That would answer if your reply is relevant at all any way. As it is, I haven't bought any NFC except for one of the Pokemon Ruble U figurines and I was quite happy with my purchase. I haven't even gotten the Game yet, I just wanted the figurine and I was happy just buying a "statue" at the requested price. As for these? I am certain that I will collect as many as I can... My wallet already hates me. :(

My reasoning is simple, I wouldn't play the other NFC games. These games? Yes. I will get MK8 for my Birthday, I WILL get Smash for 3DS and for Wii U on release day. Why not fully experience the game? As it is, I even like this over DLC because with a physical device, it cannot be deleted without my permission. (And if there is an issue with my Wii U or 3DS I can still access this info and data).

LordGeovanni

#25

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

@Stomatopod17
I use the 3D capabilities of the 3DS every moment that I can. It is a little difficult to explain how my mind works with this but I will attempt. Imagine that you could never see the color green. Imagine that instead you saw it as some kind of mixture of yellow and blue. No "mixing" of the colors, but instead actual dots of blue mixed with dots of yellow. That is all that you EVER see. And then I hand you a pair of glasses that allow you to see green. The yellow and blue dots finally merge and produce the color green. And not just green, but all the shades of green. Light-green, Pine Green, Forest Green, Blue-Green, Etcetera... All these different colors and you were the only person to not know about them.

That is me. I REALLY cannot see 3D unless it is due to RL. Those "3D comic books" with the red and blue glasses? Never worked for me. Those new "3D Movies", never worked. THIS is the only time I can see 3D. Even the Real Life stuff I say I can see in 3D is because I manufacture the 3D image in my mind. I still see in 2D, I just have developed a way of understanding the image I am viewing. I still have no progress on artificial 3D...

Now, your question, "Could I live without it?". The answer is Yes. But why would I?

LordGeovanni

#27

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

@Stomatopod17

All I have to say is that I REALLY appreciate the 3D effects in the 3DS. I have a problem with my mind that forces me to "blur" unimportant things like a person's face. This actually causes me to also be unable to see ANY form of "created" 3D. Until the 3DS. Is that what other people see in the world? My Mind was BLOWN!

LordGeovanni

#29

LordGeovanni commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

@S-Miyahon

It says it in the chart. The chart only uses data from those game systems. Wii and Wii U, XBox360 and XBoxOne, PS3 and PS4, and PC. Pokemon is mostly on Handhelds so would not apply. Just like anything that is on the GameCube, even if it was made during this time specified. The chart is biased. Ubisoft wants to make themself look good...

LordGeovanni

#31

LordGeovanni commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

Surprised that Ubisoft would publish this. It doesn't exactly paint them in the best of light to only have two game series on that list. Unless you think that they are pointing out specific others as well... Then again, Nintendo could be "better" because it has two as well with them in better spots or they could be "equal". Only Activision and EA are higher and EA is on there 6 times because of all that "Golden" Shovelware they publish as "sports games".

Regardless of their intentions, they completely disregard everything before 2005 as well as ALL handheld games. (Look at the top of the chart. No Nintendo DS line, no PSP lines) It is FAR easier to say that you make more money than other Franchises when you specifically delete several games. That would include Several Mario Kart games, Several Mario Standard games, ALL the 3DS games that were released lately, Everyone KNOWS that Nintendo has its power in its Handhelds, Just seeing their name up there twice even with a majority of their base being excluded is quite the message... As long as people realize what the message is...

LordGeovanni

#32

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne
I actually have two 3DS, the first was also a Zelda Special Edition. Still, both the Zelda one and the Midnight Purple I got a year later work fine for me. I damaged the Zelda one, but that was my fault, not Nintendo's... :P (Actually, it was this little brat that threw it when I said he couldn't play it. busted up the shoulder buttons, the hinge, and the Wireless communications... :( )

I don't play on my Wii U nearly as much as my 3DSes and I am extremely certain that you have spent more time on your Wii U than Me on mine... But even then, I only ever had that one freeze...

It could also be that I am extremely lucky and you are similarly unlucky... o.0 :( Who knows?

LordGeovanni

#33

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

I wanted to say to anyone reading this that I found out that Walmart stores ship the games to their main company. None of the games sold to them are actually sold at that store! Sad to hear... It is easier to find rarer games when they dont get moved around...

LordGeovanni

#35

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne
I cannot specifically respond to any problems you have had with your game systems, however I have had no problem opening any program or closing the programs either. I have not had a single Lock-up or freeze either. The load for entering a game is usually less than 5 seconds for me and the load for the eShop is usually around 30 seconds. Even if that is "excessive", I don't mind the wait. I have had a 3DS since Christmas 2011 as well and never really notice any improvements to speed, however I admittedly don't mind waiting so I might not notice it changing much...

I also have a Wii U as of Christmas 2013. I only had one freeze happen and that was when my Wii U fell and slammed into the table while it was loading a new stage of Mario 3D World. I would doubt that performance was unaffected by that fall and instead was due to "performance issues".

Please note that I am not saying that you are wrong, merely that I have not had or seen the problems that you have.

As for Sony and Microsoft having the same issues, why should that matter? Microsoft for one has countless patches for their Windows software all the time. I know that the Windows XP had another issue within 4 weeks of Microsoft discontinuing the patches earlier this year. People still using it are in danger and Microsoft already told them they are on their own. I can say that they are pretty good at OS stuff too, why are their systems still vulnerable after so many years? :P

@KnightRider666 @Andremario
I cannot reply to the current 3DS line, but I once left my GB (Brick) outside in a torrential Thunderstorm and not only the GB worked, but so did the two games left outside with it. The games only had those plastic cases around them. I was SO happy.

I also had a DS (Brick) that was useless for me (both screens got smashed by a book landing on something small that crushed the two screens), I decided to put it into one of those Nerf Armor things and then threw it onto concrete from the third floor. No Damage at all. (Yes, I even measured the cracks in the screens and they didn't increase at all. All 20 cracks too!)

LordGeovanni

#37

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a...:

I hope that they stick with games for at least the rest of my life. (80+ or more :P ), but I understand why they are branching out. Sony started as a speaker company if I understand correctly. Now you can get Sony TV and a bunch of other technology related things too. Microsoft has the XBox One(Eighty), but also has computers almost completely controlled. It is not surprising that Nintendo would like to expand to new ventures.

What ventures would I like to see? They keep promoting a "Quality of Life", but that just (for some odd reason) makes me think that they want to start producing toilet paper... o.0
I would rather them have things like what they have already stated, entertainment style things. Maybe something like Manga or Anime, or perhaps toys like action figures. I know that I would get the Manga/Anime stuff, but not action figures... Maybe they will continue into board games?

LordGeovanni

#38

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition...:

"we always want our users to play with our dedicated game systems that are specifically designed to provide such unique experiences, while at the same time, we may be able to select some portions of these games and make them available on other devices."

THIS is what I like. Give me the power to Streetpass content for Wii U games by using my phone or 3DS to send the signal. I know that the phone would become too stretched if it was all the time, but could you imagine the possibilities?

LordGeovanni

#40

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne

You seem to think that issues are not found with time. It is one thing to say that the entire system should be 100% stable (ie: Unable to be hacked, stable from accidental deletions and errors and corruptions, & also to maintain compatibility with Nintendo servers as well as other 3DS units with different System Update Settings). It is Entirely something different to be able to maintain that.

Please keep in mind that, even with all that above needed, there is still a very large hacking project going on to crack the 3DS. Nintendo needs to stay on top of that as well. That includes maintaining their communication lines as well. It would still be a problem if hackers were able to access the 3DS through "updates" made by them so the stability could actually be changes in data communication as well too!

LordGeovanni

#41

LordGeovanni commented on Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sa...:

Biggest problem that people say on the East Coast of the USA is that the 3DS doesnt have all that many games. They always site things like the fact that we STILL dont have Dragon Quest VII even though Japan has had it for a while. If more games come over, the 3DS would probably sell higher...

Until we start getting more than 50% of the games made, I doubt that the % in the NA region will rise...

LordGeovanni

#44

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

@hcfwesker
I am afraid I do not know what I can tell you. It tends to not bother me as much as others, however I know it bothers me quite a bit already. I could see how that is quite frustrating. I was actually lucky enough to find a Gamestop on a family trip to Florida where they just didn't bother to take the sticker off of its original backing and they literally just slipped it into the cover. That was more laziness than company reasoning, doubt I will ever see another like that...

LordGeovanni

#45

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

@Unca_Lz
Well, that is good to hear. I am sure there was a way for unsold games to be returned to Producer, but I was always told that it gets bothersome. I know that the GameStop by me has a handful of Wii games that never sold from their New state and have just been sitting there for 2+ years. Good to know that they haven't been a huge draw on the store.

LordGeovanni

#46

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

Alright, while this is a reply comment, I am NOT directly saying anyone is wrong or that their post is mistaken. Please take my words as such.

@unrandomsam
We live in a capitalistic society. (While I live in the USA, I do speak about everywhere. Why pay more when you can pay less? Everyone just wants to make a buck.) That is run by a model called "Supply and Demand". When a product is produced, such as Nintendo making a single copy of a game, they SELL to the Middle Man (GameStop). If that game never sells, Nintendo still got the $. The Middle Man may refuse to buy other games from that Producer, and therefore the Producer will have problems. Either way, for that product, they still got paid. The Middle Man then takes that game and SELLs to the User (You in this case). THAT is Capitalism. If you can find another Middle Man to sell you at a lower cost, you will BUY from them. As it is, the Middle Man is attempting to SELL at the highest cost they can.

What is "Unnatural Capitalism" is when the Producer has competition where they already hold the rights to that product. You seem to think that it is the Middle Man at fault. They are not. it is the User (YOU). If you refuse to trade the games back in, there would not BE any used games that "leach away money that should be with Nintendo". The Middle Man's JOB is to make the Middle Man money. You CANNOT get upset with them being in a business to make money. That would just be stupid.

@BinaryFragger
I cannot say your experience is wrong. That would be false. As it is, did you look into the amount of games that they had? The whole concept of the pre-order is so that you are guaranteed the game when it is released. If I pre-ordered a game and some kid ranted and raved until they sold my copy to him I would be REALLY upset. Possibly, they HAD no copies for you to buy. I could be wrong, however I have NEVER had an experience like such.

As for the Rewards Program, that is just a consequence of Capitalism as well. The Middle Man (GameStop Main Company) hires lesser Middle Men (Individual stores) to sell. That is not just Games, but also services. In 10 of the different retail stores that I have worked at, all 10 have had some system that they pushed. If it was their Credit Card, or Batteries, it didn't matter. Failure to meet their quota could cost that cashier their Christmas Bonus, Raise, or even their JOB. Try not to cause them problems just because they are trying to keep their job. (NOTE: This is my opinion, and is NOT based on the situation that you had, as I was not there. They still COULD have just been a jerk...)

@Hy8ogen
I did not initially respond to your comment, however I spent some time thinking about it so maybe I can shed some light on the situation. Let us talk about a game that JUST came out. $40 Yoshi's New Story. We have to separate this into two groups because Nintendo doesn't play ball as well as others, so let's us also say Bravely Default JUST came out as well. Both are $40, right? GameStop may give ~$10 for a trade in of those games for the first ~2 weeks. Then, they will sell them for ~$35. GameStop offers a 10% discount for members of their Rewards Program. If you buy in, you drop the cost of that game by $3.50. If you know your coupons, GameStop offers a $10 discount on Used Games if you cash in points. I will NOT say that EVERY game has that coupon used, but maybe 10% of buyers have one. So that would be ANOTHER $1 loss on average. That means that a Rewards Member that uses there Coupons only buys a game around $30.

If they bought the game at $10, GameStop only makes $20. With THAT, they still need to pay rent, ($1000/month around where I live), PLUS Utilities (About $200/month for electricity around here), PLUS Employees want to get paid, right? So ANOTHER $8.25/hour/employee. GameStop (around me) never has less than 2 employees working. I also spend time talking to the employees to find out the newest games to watch for. I can tell you that they MAY make a sale like I was talking, (~$20 profit), once every 2 hours. That is 4 work hours alone. Or $8.25 times 4, ($33). As it is, They LOSE money at that rate. And that is at that large "profit". The little "sale" that they do like the Rewards Program is JUST enough for them to squeak by most the time. And even if there is a bigger "profit" than that, why shouldn't a company be allowed to make money?

Why did I separate Nintendo from other companies? Because Nintendo retains value. If that GameStop FAILED to sell that game in a month, it would probably have to DROP the price and cause that GameStop to lose the little bit they may have made of that game. Bravely Default is a game that is CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED and yet it has had a drop in price to about $38. By this time next month, I expect the price to be below $35. And GameStop will have to be below that price to sell used. What if there is another month? It will probably be even lower than that! Nintendo is the only company to avoid devaluing so often and that is because they care about that. Whenever I try to sell a Nintendo game, I usually get $25 for that point alone. GameStop knows that the value doesn't depreciate.

@hcfwesker
There are some sprays that you can find to get the stickers off of plastics like the cover plastics. Take a look, they are worth it if that is a pet peeve.

LordGeovanni

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LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

Wow. So much Walmart Hate, and so much Gamestop Hate.

All I have to say is that I live in one of those "states that are entirely sub-urban" and I have a Gamestop next to a Walmart, next to a Kmart, next to a Target and out of those four, I like the Walmart and Gamestop the most. On one hand, Kmart always is old games (Like a generation and a half behind) and poor maintenance in the store. Target, on the other hand, is a little more expensive than Walmart and also refuses to help out any charities or groups in the area. Including the US Veterans. Doesn't make me ever want to support them.

I really don't see why people get upset about Gamestop. It is a company, not your best friend. Sure, a (somewhat) popular game that was released a week ago may be worth more than $5, but they still have to SELL it to make a profit. Then, there is the cost of holding the game. Say it is a popular Nintendo game? Then they offer more. I know that I could sell Nintendo 1st Party games for $20 or more. But if no one buys the game for a month, they have to reduce the price further and further. They still have to pay the electric, rent, and employees. So that ~$30 they make might still cost them another $22 just to sell the game for that "profit".

It isn't robbery, it is business. Why don't YOU go buy up games and sell them at a profit?

EDIT: Forgot there was a Bestbuy there as well, but they never are near the prices of others, usually has an extra $10 minimum upcharge compared to Target. Which is about $55 for a $40 game brand new in my area.

LordGeovanni

#48

LordGeovanni commented on Review: Inazuma Eleven (3DS eShop):

I am in the USA and all I have to say is that even though this is Download-Only, I will be getting this. (Already have the $, I just want to beat Bravely Default first or I will never get it done!). My reasons?

  • This game was available on the DS, which meant that if I was able to get it imported, I would have a chance to play. I DID. I found some relatives over in Italy and found a few things that I asked them to send over to me.
  • With sales, they may bring over the other Inazuma Eleven games!
  • I will celebrate the World Cup by playing this the ENTIRE time!
  • It is actually in my $-cap for Download-Only games. $20 is my limit. Otherwise I feel as though it is a waste.
  • Encouraging sales of DS games on the 3DS may bring GBA and DS VC onto the 3DS and not just the Wii U.
  • It is SOCCER RPG. What in the world do you think of when you hear "Nintendo"? Exactly things like this! "Middle-Age Plumber that grows on Shrooms, Spits Fire because of Flowers, Flies like Superman because he sticks a feather in his cap, and RIDES Dinosaurs." Compare: "Bunch of Middle-School Children end up earning Superpowers (Sort-of, the Techniques seem like it!) in order to protect their school and Soccer team from being destroyed by other Schools. As an RPG!"

Edit: Wow! I am sort of low on caffeine when I wrote this so it hurts my eyes to read. The message stands true, however!

LordGeovanni

#49

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@PrincessSugoi
Wouldn't work. At least in the United States. The whole "18 years old" thing only works if the parents get involved. They really only get involved when they have their child get denied something. Have you ever seen an adult scream at a game store attendant because they refused to sell an M rated game to a 12-year-old? I have. Children lie and parents don't care. They just freak out on the companies after something bad happens because otherwise it would be their fault for not paying enough attention to their kids.
Just another thing that I support Nintendo for not wanting to get involved with...