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Thu 1st Mar 2012

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mbarnhart commented on Nintendo Defends Influx of New Mario Titles:

I love Mario games as well. I usually get the newest one, then forget it and months later go "hey, I forgot I got this" and play it and I don't feel saturated. I really like what Fillytase had to say. I mean the Wii U and 3DS still have so much more to offer (and to be completely honest I am a Sony fan as well but Nintendo's latest efforts have me more excited to see what Nintendo has planned for the future), and I believe what they have offer is going to be fantastic. Right now I mostly play Monster Hunter 3, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Fire Emblem: Awakening (just ordered Game & Wario also, hoping it arrived today. But, alas I'm still at work), and ALOT of Virtual Console games. But, what I was saying was, I see where Fillytase is saying because I've actually heard people say they won't by Nintendo's new console until they can get Mariokart 8, or Super Smash Bros.

Let's be honest here, Nintendo wants to make all of their fans happy. Young, old, hardcore, casual. But more than that they also want to stay competitive with Sony and Microsoft. They see money in Mario for alot of reasons, reasons alot on here have already discussed, in the gaming market right now you have gamers who range in age from probably as high up as late 40s to children 6, 7 years old. With the exception of individuals who can purchase and have money enough to buy new game consoles, and games. You also have this market of people who by consoles and games (especially around the holidays) for their children, nieces, nephews, or families in general. "New" Mario games are easy to get into. He's not rough on the eyes, gameplay that anyone can play, for children this might be their first game experience it's not too hard but not exactly the most watered down easy experience, the family can play together, and even for older people who are not necessarily gamers can feel somewhat nostalgic. Bottom line it sells, and Nintendo knows it.

E3 (and all the game expos) are nothing more than a week long commercial now. It's not that Nintendo is not doing or working or other projects, they are just bringing their most profitable to the surface. Metroid, StarFox, so on and so forth may already be in planning stages we just don't know yet, and with the new consoles on the way Nintendo is trying to be a contender. Mario can do that for them.



mbarnhart commented on Atari Turns 40 Today:

As I'm currently sitting in my certification class for Windows Enterprise Server 2008, and reminiscing about Atrari, and all the old technology we used to use in my house as a kid. We had a computer (can't think of the name of it) which connected to our TV and had a cassette tape drive to store and read data, I remember our first Windows PC (Windows 3.1, which ran Windows as a shell not a full OS), and even the fist Apple I ever put my hands on the Apple IIe. My how technology has changed.

But, my love of gaming has more or less stayed the same, I still love playing Tempest, Joust, Galaga, Haunted House, Pac-Man, Ultima (PC obviously), Dungeouns and Dragons (again PC). It's just that technology has made it easier for me to access my retro gaming, and I don't have to take up extra real estate keeping my old consoles around. Virtual Console on WII and 3DS were huge reasons why I bought the next gen consoles from Nintendo. Although the PS3 is getting better with PS one and PS 2 classics being more available now too.



mbarnhart commented on Nintendo Download: 29th March 2012 (North Amer...:

Thanks for the information on the 3D Classics: Kid Icarus download available from GameStop. I just ordered it online for $5.99. As for Nintendo not releasing VC games for any of the consoles this week, I too am disappointed. But, I still have quite a few to catch up on anyways and besides I just got Kid Icarus: Uprising 2 days ago and haven't even started playing it. I hope everyone else enjoys any new games they've gotten this week.