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MysticX

MysticX

Male, 36, Netherlands

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#4

MysticX commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

Not sure if doing paid DLC is such a good idea really, the big advantage that 3DS games have over phone games for me is the "You pay once and have the full game"-thing, and starting with paid DLC is going down a rather shady path.

3DS games cost plenty as it is, last thing i want then is having to get nickle-and-dimed after that...

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#5

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

This is pretty weak of Nintendo, the two games that are supposed "System sellers", spaced this far apart for a system that (let's be honest here) badly needs games to shift consoles, ok, SSB for the Wii U will be utterly completely and even fully polished by the time it comes out, but by that time, will there be anybody left who cares?

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#6

MysticX commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

@Nintendo_Ninja Wait, what? A second-hand GBA and whatever game you want to play on it is still cheaper than a WiiU and the VC-version of that game.

That's why VC is a bonus and not a main selling point, and should be treated as such, i doubt anybody is going to buy a WiiU because ZOMG GBA GAMES! (Note that i mean this in a non-anti-Nintendo sort of way)

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#7

MysticX commented on Ronimo Games: PS4 And Xbox One Are More Of The...:

@Trickbaby14 I don't know about music or movies, but with game consoles more sales = better support (more games) = a console that's a better investment.

How good is innovation when it's something most people don't want? Are there that many games that do anything interesting with the WiiU semi-tablet? I'm honestly curious here...

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#8

MysticX commented on Weirdness: These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That ...:

Those games actually look like fun to me :P

Nintendo could make a fortune with those, and they hardly compete with the games they put out on the 3DS (Don't tell me "Super Luigi jump" would cannibalize "New Super Mario bros."-sales :P )

Let's face it: Lots more people have smartphones than will ever have a 3DS, so we have a huge market of people who don't know nor care what Nintendo is up to with 3DS that will leap onto a well-made mobile game, so there's a big market out there...

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#9

MysticX commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

@allav866 Sure, it makes sense from a business point of view, but it's still a d*ck move, their new stuff doesn't sell, so let's cripple the old stuff so people who want to play online will have to upgrade, yeah, just the thing to encourage trust in Nintendo...

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#10

MysticX commented on Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Sma...:

@Squiggle55 Because basically, when things go to court, the chinese guy tends to win (Protectionism wins... Fatality...), and quite honestly i doubt the chinese have had an original idea in decades, they just knock off good ideas by other people...

The only things i ever see about chinese industry on any news outlet involve either a knockoff-scandal, or a shipping container filled with hazardous chemicals/toxic toys

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#11

MysticX commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

@Senario How do you suppose they should present this news? DKC:TF was one of the very few major (maybe even console-shifting) releases this half of the year, and it failed to shift consoles, even the game-sales fell short of what was expected of a major first-party release.

NL could have said that DKC made it to #2 on the list, that's a nicer angle but doesn't change the absolute figures, which are well below expectations.

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#13

MysticX commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

A lot of small devs are programming for PC and tablets simply because it's relatively easy to get your game up for sale, which also makes for a high number of crappy games and (especially on tablets) a lot of [shudder] freemium drek clogging stuff up, additionally, the different architecture of Nintendo devices makes porting harder (Second screen for 3ds, for instance), and one way to overcome attach rate trouble is publishing for several platforms at once...

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#15

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

@Tsusasi Fair enough, please point out all the good news surrounding WiiU that NintendoLife skipped in favour of "Nintendooooomed"-articles, or would you rather NL follows Nintendo's example and goes for an article-drought instead?

I'd like to think better of the WiiU (I'm loving my 3DS XL, in the "awesome games, bro!"-kinda way), but the incoming game-drought is... severe to say the least, the release calendar is pretty sparse with the EU one (According to GameFAQs) sporting a whole 5 games with actual release dates and some games with an indeterminate (Read: Not for a long while yet) release date, Nintendo's E3-lineup better be beyond legendary to salvage anything of this situation...

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#17

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

@Action51 Times like this i worry about gaming in general, Nintendo are at least trying to do something creative (Though not all ideas pan out as well), and they're selling the least ATM, though with the current merger/buyout frenzy i see a lot of other companies having trouble too.

I'm tired of the "Paint by numbers"-sequels to all those shooters/racers/football games in the stores here (Burnt myself on a PS3, most expensive paperweight i ever bought >_< ), tried games on my iPad but the freemium-plague is slowly killing the gaming-scene there, yet ironically enough Nintendo seem to be the ones floundering, which makes me leery to spend money on a WiiU ATM, i want to know that the console i'm buying has good prospects before i spend a lot on it, oh well, maybe later in the year things will look up a bit...

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#18

MysticX commented on Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual C...:

@Yasume I agree, one thing you're very unlikely to hear is "WiiU has such great virtual console games, gotta get me some of that!"

VC-games are a bonus, not a main reason to buy a console, the WiiU needs exclusive new games, not exclusive old ones...

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#19

MysticX commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:

@PokeTune Well darn! i was about to say something along those lines myself! :P

Everybody here rails against people from a studio that, you know, some people actually heard of, who say that the WiiU is in a sub-optimal position with matching prospects, and now everybody's expected to go all "hallelujah!" when some utterly unknown studio with no reputation, no concrete plans and a joke name says other people are doing things wrong but not to worry, they'll do it right! Yeah, sure...

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#20

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

@BXXL I'm sorry, i don't buy the whole "Everybody is jealous of Nintendo"-story, the reason third parties don't make WiiU-games is twofold: The WiiU's architecture is too different (Makes ports expensive to do, re-programming and all) and secondly, the "We buy Nintendo for Nintendo games"-crowd that seems to be the majority of WiiU-owners, which means that if the developers spend the time and effort to port a game to WiiU, it gets snubbed because it doesn't have Mario in it.

Publishers don't give a damn which console "wins the console war" this generation as long as they make money publishing games for it, the WiiU isn't making them any money so they ignore the WiiU, pure and simple, and no matter how hard you cry "We can do without third-party games lol!", Nintendo will need those games anyway to make their next console profitable (Nintendo can't make the games they need to be competitive on their own), the casual/soccermom market has gone to phones and tablets now, so they need to get big-name games out there and fast.

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#21

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

@bizcuthammer Indeed, Nintendo seems to have missed the memo that the casual gamers moved to the phone/tablet they have already, the Wii seems to have been a fluke, a casual-oriented console released right at the dawning of the casual gaming-age, now casual games are "Flappy bird" and facebook-based match-3 or freemium stuff, and Nintendo have... Mario games, and an obsession with doing stuff differently for the sake of it.

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#22

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia:

For once i'm happy that i live in Europe (All those games i had to import from the US back in the GBA and DS-days...), i'm sure NA will get pokébank soon, which by my reckoning should be next Tuesday at the latest, Nintendo understandably wants to spread out the "Imma transfer ma pokémon!"-surges to prevent mass server faceplants.

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#23

MysticX commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

@Lionsgate The problem is that off-tv play is the one thing the vast majority of the gamepad fans come up with as reason why the gamepad is great, hardly the "change the way people play games"-goal Nintendo set for themselves, maybe most people are perfectly happy with the way they currently play games?

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#26

MysticX commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

i'm just afraid the "Casual games" ship has sailed, people are playing "Angry birds" and the countless match-3 games on their phones or tablets now (Because almost everybody has at least a smartphone by now, why buy a console for that?), if Nintendo wants to work with indie games, they need to go for the B-market: indie games that have a bit more depth than the usual phone/tablet fare (And as such can command a higher price than 99 eurocents), a bit more like the games on Steam than the stuff that's clogging up the app-store...

But whatever Nintendo does, they need to get started quickly, their reputation is taking a beating right now, and that is another big factor in buying decisions.

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#27

MysticX commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

@HugoSmits A lot of indie-games are ported to multiple platforms though, if not immediately, then in a month or so, not much advantage to be had there...

Secondly, the big money in gaming is in the masses (The people who don't browse gaming-websites and stuff, turns out we're the weird ones :P ), when have you ever seen indie-games advertised outside of occasional banner-ads in gaming websites? (Even those are mostly for freemium games) Whereas "Call of duty: Dudebro Xtreme edition" gets advertised on TV and stuff, and what sways consumers more? relatively unknown indie-games or widely advertised AAA-titles?

As for Skylanders: Pokémon (I shall call them: Pokélanders :P ), i think that would sell like hotcakes, if Digimon-rejects and Disney-characters can sell well, Pokémon can make a fortune :D

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#28

MysticX commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

Wow, that's a pretty over-optimistic article...

Indie-games do not shift systems, most of them are published on several platforms anyway (Ooh, do i want a WiiU with Minecraft? Or a XBone, PS4 or even PC with Minecraft and third-party games? decisions, decisions!), people buy a console for the big games, indie-games are a bonus really.

The WiiU may well be a great machine (I'm a 3DS guy myself), but if its architecture makes is troublesome and expensive to port to (Games are a tad bigger and more complicated than they were in the early 90s), that spells trouble.

On some points it's better to follow the other guys than to do your own thing (A practice that has been biting Nintendo in the backside since the N64, the Wii just rode the pre-facebook/phone casual wave)

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#29

MysticX commented on Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Cas...:

@CaviarMeths The issue is that modding games and copying them require pretty much the same tools ("modding" copy protection away, so to speak), so you can't really allow modding and still prevent copying, so Nintendo decided to just go all-out on the "no modding whatsoever"-route

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#30

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan:

I read on serebii.net that nintendo patched the pokébank app to cut down the number of connections it has to make to start up, i'm terribly sorry, but requiring "multiple connections to the Nintendo network ID server, e-shop server ans the pokémon bank server" and only cutting it down to the NNID-server and bank server when everything collapsed around their ears... that's crummy planning and writing...

That being said, i'm glad pokébank is coming soon(ish), when i hold my white/white2 cartridge close to my ear i can hear the rejoicing of my cherished pokémon, either that or i need to cut down on the coffee... :P

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#31

MysticX commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

@Trickbaby14 Do tell, what kind of positive articles would you like?

No matter how you look at it, there just hasn't been much good news to report lately, sure, NintendoLife could dial down on all the "Analyst X says Nintendo is doomed!"-posts, but given the official figures from Nintendo it's hard to put a positive spin on the current WiiU situation ("You don't have to queue around the block to get a WiiU! SCORE!")

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#32

MysticX commented on UK Retailer Argos Drops Wii U Premium to £179.99:

@Artwark TBH, if we're talking "Competing with MS/Sony", the twin elephants in the room ( hardware power and third-party support) come into it, and Nintendo loses outright, just ignoring everything else and doing their own thing isn't as profitable this generation (so far) as it was the previous one though, so the big question is "What now?"

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#33

MysticX commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

@64supermario i'm just wondering what Nintendo wants to do on mobile if they're not going to do games, a "look what cool stuff we're doing!"-app? (Basically their facebook page in app form), that would be unbelievably lame, since everybody has at least an internet browser and facebook on their tablet/phone already.

What i think Nintendo should do is:
1: Stop bloody apologizing for everything
2: Get to work on this whole online-thing, it's here to stay (Nintendo is a great company, but they're blind, deaf and mute when it comes to anything online)
3: Ramp up game development (And VC-games too)
4: Advertize: it doesn't matter what cool stuff you have when nobody knows about it.
5: Work to resolve the Flipnote and pokébank situations, the longer they drag on the worse you look for it, it took a huge stock-drop to drown out the pokébank-debacle, this is bad.

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#35

MysticX commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

@Yorumi The value that people who don't like Nintendo (The damn heretics!) have is that they pay for their WiiU's, which helps Nintendo in the whole "staying in business"-thing, heck, any console is better off with a wider assortment of games available on it, the Wii was a "Right place at the right time"-case, a casual-friendly console right at the advent of mass casual gaming, said casual gamers are now flinging birds around on their phones, the more dedicated gamers are the market that will still be here a few years from now, and since Nintendo can't produce games fast enough to make for a decent release schedule on their own, they need to get third-party support and fast.

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#36

MysticX commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

@Yorumi Well, for one thing people will buy those games, and a console to play them on, if a console (let's say the WiiU) doesn't have those games, that amounts to a lot of reasons for people to buy another console instead, and the last thing any new console needs is a lot of reasons NOT to buy it.

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#37

MysticX commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

@SanderEvers Well, he'd better hurry up and come out with his... whatever he has up his sleeve a bit quickly then, Iwata missed the boat big time on getting third-party developers on board (Something that needs to be part of developing the console), the current Pokébank-debacle isn't doing Nintendo's reputation much good (It's symptomatic of Nintendo's all-round weak online systems), Nintendo needs good news to get people to think positive thoughts when they hear the name "Nintendo" again, and asking for forgiveness over everything isn't doing that, nor will setting lower sales projections and posting a "Mario with party hat"-picture on facebook when they manage to reach them :P

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#38

MysticX commented on Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and ...:

@Peach64: The longtime Nintendo fans all have a Wii U by now, it's the rest of the world they have to convince now, and they'll have a hard time of that with the near-nonexistent third-party support for the Wii U.

Nintendo makes great games, but they can't make a library of games that can compete with PS4/XBone all on their own, and they need to stop depending from the casual niche, most casual gamers play games on the phone, Nintendo needs to put games on Wii U that are difficult (if not impossible) to do on phones.

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#39

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nint...:

Nintendo needs to release a stopgap pokémon transfer app that uses the SD-card, i think very few people actually want to stockpile 3000 Pokémon on the internet, on the other hand loads of people want their pokémon from black/white in their X/Y cartridge, GTS and online battles are a lopsided mess now with some people able to use older 'mon and everybody else being stuck with the X/Y ones...

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#40

MysticX commented on Nintendo Network Services Now Starting to "Ope...:

@SeVok The boys at Nintendo (Hey, nice movie-title! :P ) probably need the downtime to frantically add servers to the whole Nintendo online system, let's hope the maintenance goes well and helps get "Pokémon bank" out soon, my Shaymin, and misdreavus and porygon and... (long list of pokémon names) cry for their place in my pokémon X cartridge! >_<

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#42

MysticX commented on Nintendo Network Services Now Starting to "Ope...:

@MAB I totally agree with you, except for the "little" issue of needing those servers to transfer previous-generation pokémon to Pokémon X/Y, which Nintendo decreed must go through their cloudstorage app/servers, once they get them working, that is...

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#43

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases D...:

@BlatantlyHeroic Nintendo are to blame for not seeing a traffic spike coming at christmas, or seeing a traffic spike coming when they release the companion-app to a millions-selling game, or indeed seeing a HUGE traffic-spike coming when both those things happen at the same time

Seriously, nintendo make great games and hardware, but they need to hire somebody new to help with planning...

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#44

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases D...:

@MAB We got by without a pointless cloud-storage thing because back then the possibility to transfer pokémon across generations was IN THE BLOODY GAMES! And since (to me at least) the biggest appeal in pokémon is in training and using the pokémon i like best (And of which hardly any are in X or Y), this is a pretty big deal to me.

Nintendo decided to couple transferring to a paid cloudstorage thing (that nobody ever asked for) and tried to sweeten the deal with a "Is this thing legel?"-check, now they tried to release it at the single worst time of year for that sort of thing and the whole damn thing is biting them in the backside bigtime, stellar job nintendo!

Oh yeah, to add insult to injury: when i tried the eShop just now, it gave me error-messages again, that's legendary fail right there.

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#45

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases D...:

@Einherjar Well, they stacked two high-traffic events on top of each other (Christmas surge and Pokémon bank), i expected slowdowns and stuff, but almost three days of the network going entirely belly-up? That was surprisingly spectacular fail even to a pessimist like me...

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#46

MysticX commented on Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases D...:

I love how Pokémon bank is still mentioned in the release list on the eShop itself, as well as being listed in the store with a "not yet released"-notice, way to bring up hopes and then crush them in under a minute, Nintendo :P

Seriously though, who up there in Nintendo HQ thought that waiting two and a half months and releasing "Pokémon bank" right in the busiest system update/eShop buying-time (Lots of systems sold for Xmas) was going to be a good idea?

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#47

MysticX commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

@PinkSpider Let's just say that a days-long outage isn't really "a blip", i agree an outage of an hour or two doesn't warrant apologies, a free game and seppuku by the responsible manager, but a days-long outage? That's a smoldering PR-crater that warrants some compensation (No need for that manager to off himself though :P )

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#48

MysticX commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

@Webby-sama What would have been an awesome "planned master scheme" would be Nintendo going "You know, we might sell some more systems than usual around Christmas time, maybe even some Wii U's, let's make sure our servers can handle it"

Sure, the other gaming services went down too, but they didn't take DAYS to get back up again; granted, it's not life-critical, but having a present that does nothing because Nintendo failed in an epic fashion isn't fun, and horrible PR as well

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#49

MysticX commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

@boynerdrambling Since this outage is both very long and so predictable (bring out the much-anticipated pokémon transferring app right at Christmas, what could possibly go wrong?), Nintendo should make some gesture to appease all the people whose first 3DS/Wii U experience amounts to "lol Eshop down"

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#50

MysticX commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

@Fillytase I agree with both your points, i was looking forward to downloading Pokémon bank/transporter tomorrow and shifting over all my cool pokémon that are stuck on my white/white2 carts, and now they delay it because Nintendo apparently didn't anticipate more systems than usual selling around Christmas time!

If they want people to use their online stuff, they need to step out of the "2 gameboys with a cable inbetween"-mindset and get a working service set up, sure the other gaming services took a hammering the past few days too, but Nintendo is the only one that's gone belly-up for this long.