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Male, 37, Netherlands

Wed 30th Jun 2010

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MysticX commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Its Second Batch o...:

@zool And on top of all that, physical copies of any but the most popular games are available for 40% off within half a year of release too, all companies seem to be pushing download gaming, but until the downsides to it are offset by lower prices, i'm sticking with physical copies of games as much as possible...



MysticX commented on Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 G...:

@Baker1000 True, there must be something cooler than watching a screen and occasionally swiping a branch off a tree, then watching some more...

Though the spiteful and knee-jerk disdain for anything mobile being shown here is pretty childish, a case of sour grapes maybe?

Finally: "Arkham knight"? REALLY? They yanked the PC-version for being unplayably buggy, they recently re-released it and i read it's still a mess, nonsense like that should at least keep a game out of top 10 lists...



MysticX commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

@zool Nintendo has always done their own thing with their consoles (Since sticking with cartridges instead of CD-ROMs with the N64), and it paid off hugely with the Wii

Still, i honestly believe that Nintendo should stick with the crowd as far as processor architecture goes, there's still plenty of room for innovation (the strong point of Nintendo) on the user-experience side without making things needlessly difficult for the developers.



MysticX commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

@zool Well, the problem is that the WiiU uses a different type of processor than the PS4/XBOne and even the PC (An article with more explanation about it here: ), so porting a game to WiiU requires a lot of reprogramming to make it work with the WiiU's processor (Even if you leave the gamepad out of it), adding a lot to the cost and effort of porting games to it.



MysticX commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

@zool Way fewer WiiU's than PS4 and XBOne, i suppose, and the added cost of porting games to the different architecture of the WiiU, makes porting games to WiiU a high-cost and low-reward deal, think what you want about EA, but you can't blame them for declining that.

As for allowing EA back... I don't think that Nintendo are in the position to turn away one of the biggest third-party publishers, considering that lack of third-party support is a big part of WiiU being a commercial failure.



MysticX commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

@Aurumonado Don't worry, there aren't enough people like you to be a big problem :3

Seriously though, what NX will need is to draw in people who aren't diehard Nintendo-fans already, most people who might be tempted to buy NX (Sony and Microsoft have their diehard fans too ) want the big AAA-titles and Nintendo exclusives before investing in a Nintendo system, and that's where third-party support comes in, well, is supposed to come in...



MysticX commented on Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nom...:

@BakaKnight Well, to put it bluntly, handheld gaming has become a one-horse race, with Nintendo pretty much the only one doing anything of note (And not even all that much if i'm quite honest), so folding it in with a related category where there is plenty of activity and competition (i.e. mobile gaming) makes sense to me...



MysticX commented on Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow Are Coming To The ...:

While nice for nostalgia, i don't think RBY hold up all that well by today's standards, i'm hoping for a new main series Pokémon game, could be good now that Yo-kai watch is giving some actual competition, might spur a bit of innovation, but playing the very first games? I did that when they were new, been there, done that, over 15 years ago



MysticX commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in N...:

@TheHumbleFellow The point is that the games are finished, if they're released on one continent, they're ready (Well, they better be ready, anyway), yet they're published in one area, delayed in the other (Can't be translating-trouble in Europe, since some games come out sooner here).

With the advent of the Internet, hype is a global thing, if a game can ride one big hype-wave that's better for sales than having a few disparate hype-bumps, couple this with the baffling about-face on region locking Nintendo did with 3DS, and you end up with a lot of unnecessary frustration, just the thing we need at the end of the 3DS lifecycle...



MysticX commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Delays With My Ninte...:

@westman98 Let me get this straight: If you're a 3DS-user hoping for a decent mobile Nintendo game, Miitomo isn't for you, if you're part of the "highly casual" portion of Wii/DS users that started playing mobile games instead, it's not really for you either, so that leaves people who are less casual but still abandoned Nintendo for mobile, and people who never cared about Nintendo in the first place.

How is this "Kids' facebook"-app (Sorry, nobody above age 10 will be caught dead using this) going to get any of those people to drop $150 on a 3DS and $40 per game for the real Nintendo experience?

I understand Nintendo trying to push people to Nintendo hardware, but an outlay of $150+ is a pretty steep hurdle to push people over, especially with no major new games coming and the competition doing a holiday advertising blitz (Lots of "Assassin's creed: Syndicate"-ads on TV here in Holland)



MysticX commented on Nintendo Shares Suffer Major Drop as Investors...:

@amiiboacid To stretch up the aging 3DS line until they NX ready for market? (Make no mistake, 3DS is losing ground to mobile gaming at a pretty serious pace)

As for the "lineup of secret games": this is going to be a really bad holiday season for Nintendo, secrets don't sell, games do.



MysticX commented on Nintendo Shares Suffer Major Drop as Investors...:

@Nintendo_Ninja This sums it up, 3DS is being left to rot, WiiU has no major console-shifting releases this holiday season, as a result all eyes are fixed on Nintendo's promised mobile efforts, and in this perilous time ("Nintendooooomed" aside, they're in trouble ATM) Nintendo comes up with... Miiverse crap.

Mobile already has two things in over-abuncance: Crappy freemium games and... social networking apps, so what does Nintendo do? they throw another social networking app into the mix, not just any social networking app mind you, one with Miis, to ensure anybody over the age of 8 won't be caught dead using it.



MysticX commented on Talking Point: As Rumours Come and Go the Desp...:

@Technosphile I'm afraid you're right, what is there for Nintendo to talk about? The cool titles that... oh yeah, aren't coming for a while... NX is out too, the lads at Nintendo were quite clear in that we'll be kept in the dark until sometime 2016, that leaves, um... the Smash fighter ballot results?



MysticX commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

As things stand now, download-versions of games are as expensive (Or when stores do discounts, more expensive) than retail versions for objectively less (No possibility of resale, lending out, returning to the store, no manual or anything physical), those things are why the industry is so hot for pushing download-only, it puts all the power in their hands and production costs are nearly zero, and seeing how the industry is going in general, that scares me.



MysticX commented on Analysts Talk About Nintendo's Upcoming Mobile...:

@faint Nintendo ran at a loss for a couple of years, they posted a profit at the May 7 2015 earnings call for the first time since 2011, 22 billion is a lot of money (I don't have it lying around myself), but it won't last forever, Nintendo needs to turn a reliable profit sometime soon, just going "Oh well, we still have money" isn't a good business plan...



MysticX commented on Analysts Talk About Nintendo's Upcoming Mobile...:

@Bliquid It was more of an "It could go badly, but it had better go well for Nintendo's sake", and sadly i find myself agreeing with him...

The 3DS is running out of steam by now (Mobile took over the "Quick gaming on the go"-market), the WiiU was pretty much a non-starter, the NX is a big unknown, Nintendo can't keep going on their cash reserves forever, so the sudden about-face concerning mobile gaming from a company as stubborn as Nintendo is a telling sign, next year is going to be very important for Nintendo, for better or worse...



MysticX commented on Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut H...:

@MitchVogel What i remember is that it got shuffled between developers a few times, they started all over on it because development took so long the 3D engine got outdated, and the end result flopped like a dead fish, i played it out of nostalgia, nothing all that spectacular TBH...

My point is that "More time = better game" isn't quite an unshakeable truth, sometimes taking too long dilutes the idea, or the market moves on (Like happened to Duke Nukem forever)



MysticX commented on Parent Trap: ​Does The Wii U Still Make Sens...:

@TheDavyStar Most people who discovered gaming through the DS or Wii are now playing games on phones or tablets instead, they don't need big and complicated games that potentially have huge replay-value, they just want easy-to-play stuff to while away a bit of time with, and if they can get that on the phone or tablet they already have, why spend money on a seperate console?



MysticX commented on Hoopa Pokémon Distribution Details for X & Y ...:

@Jordie Same here, i got Diancie by download code (For preordering Alpha sapphire) and again from the digital distrubition, but the Dutch distribution for Hoopa requires me to attend some game con (That's only there Yesterday and today) a good distance away from where i live, i'm not going to make a day-long expedition out of getting a single pokémon...

My hopes are set on Hoopa getting a digital distribution at some point like Diancie did, but this download-code nonsense needs to stop.



MysticX commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

Well, between this and the pretty much empty EU boxed relase-list, i think i'm about ready to "move on" from my 3DS.

Decent VC games could have been a cheap way for Nintendo to fill the vacuum of 3DS releases here, but that could have been a smart move, i suppose...



MysticX commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015 - Q4 Ed...:

Geez, a big fat "Nothing for me", i live in Europe, so the biggest titles on the list (Pokémon mystery dungeon and Yo-kai watch) aren't even going to get here this year!

I was excited about Triforce heroes, but i'm having second thoughts due to the apparent clunky nature of solo-player...

At least 2016 will have a few games, "Story of seasons" at long *BEEP*ing last, for instance ~_~



MysticX commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

It's pretty simple really, the holiday releases are very meager (StarFox delayed, for the little good it would have done), so WiiU and 3DS are on life-support to stretch their lifetime until the mysterious NX... device comes out, so there's not much concrete to look forward to either.

No wonder Nintendo stock isn't doing too well, under those circumstances.



MysticX commented on Preview: Fabulous Fashion and Questionable Gam...:

I'll wait for reviews on this one, it was on my "MUST HAVE!"-list (Something nice on 3DS that actually has an EU release), but i play purely single-player, so if that's as fiddly to do as it's looking now, it's going on the "Never mind"-list...



MysticX commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

@crimsontadpoles Well, smart TVs are getting more powerful all the time (On the computer-end, i think we have all but reached the maximum in visual quality that people can discern by now), at some point they'll reach that critical point where we won't be playing games not on a console connected to a TV, but on the TV itself...



MysticX commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

@Trinexx I'm pretty sure the Birdo/Ostro thing was a mistake, there's an ostrich enemy in SMB2 as well, so i think they got the pink egg-spitting bird mixed up with the... well, the ostrich, common mistake i suppose due to the staggering resembance.



MysticX commented on 3DS System Update 10.0.0-27 Is Available Now:

@russellohh The DSi could take firmware-updates (Never had a Wii, can't say anything about the situation there), but DSi didn't have them nearly as often as the 3DS does, i also stand by my "Stability is code for anti-hacking"-claim, if those updates did anything else, Nintendo would be more direct about it, but "We're fighting a losing battle against hacking" is bad PR to put into patch notes.



MysticX commented on 3DS System Update 10.0.0-27 Is Available Now:

@ROBLOGNICK All those updates are purely to update new ways people found to try and circumvent region lock, but they call it "Stability" to imply anything is actually being improved...

If any actual features are being added, Nintendo will be sure to get the word out about that, but "Stability" is just code for "Anti-hacking measures", Nintendo brought this on themselves with using region-lock for 3DS.



MysticX commented on Feature: Handheld LCD Gaming Past And Present:

I still have a bunch of those LCD-games (I never throw anything away, my room is half bookstore, half toystore), i remember getting 3 of those Tiger LCD-games for St. Nicholas day (Dutch version of Christmas :3 ), "Gauntlet", "Thunder blade" and "Castlevania 2: Simon's quest", i was awestruck because i could actually attack the bad guys! (Most LCD-games before that were "There are three places on the screen, be in the right one or it's game over"-things, oh the folly of youth...



MysticX commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As La...:

@Henmii I agree, Nintendo brought this on themselves by region-locking the 3DS, i live in Europe and some games just don't come out here ("Story of seasons", for one), or come out months later than the US, but i can't import it from the US because of the region-lock.

For many people (I know, not all) the interest in hacking the 3DS stems from frustration with region-lock, so Nintendo could save themselves a few dozen "Stability-updates" by not trying region-locking in whatever comes after the 3DS...



MysticX commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

I think the anger over it is overblown, but it wasn't a smart move of Nintendo to take a game that plays nothing like a Metroid-game and slap the Metroid name on it anyway, that just makes it seem like a cash-grab by relying on an established title, Splatoon proved that a new IP can work if the game is good, so there's no need for this sort of trickery, is there?



MysticX commented on Despite the Rumours, Nintendo NX Will Not be A...:

I'm not surprised at this "news" (Who seriously thought Nintendo would use Android?), Android gets rooted hours after a new version gets released, and Nintendo loves to control their consoles (Exhibit 1: the rapid-fire of "stability patches" for 3DS), so suddenly using Android would open them up to all kinds of issues with piracy, security and of course... stability :3



MysticX commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@hobthebob The Wii and DS were anomalies to the extent that they hit right when casual gaming was on the rise, the "Soccer mom"-bracket discovered that games could be fun and bought Wii and DS in droves, but that market is all but gone now, Facebook and mobile games have taken that spot up quite nicely.

So it's time for Nintendo to address the core gamers again (The people who will buy dedicated gaming devices instead of playing mobile games on their phone/tablet), making the new device easier and thus cheaper to port games to would be a big plus, too



MysticX commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@JudgeMethos Ah, i just thought i'd provide that bit for the developers' perspective

All things considered, the different architecture is the WiiU's biggest weakness, it takes a lot of dedication (And potential profit) to rewrite a game for a port, and that's quite a hurdle for any console to handle...



MysticX commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@JudgeMethos From that article you quoted: "It also gives developers who design exclusively (not happening much right now) for a system designed like Wii U more possibilities for growth and further efficiency the more they make games for it. However porting x86 code over to the PPC, while possible, is not something most game developers are going to spend extra development time to do for the Wii U in it's current sales situation. "

It's a two-part issue: WiiU is underpowered for "conventional" programs, and rewriting them to be optimized for WiiU is a lot of work for a system with the WiiU's install base.



MysticX commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

It sucks for WiiU-users to be sure, but it's sadly a sound business move, if porting the game (possibly having to dial down visuals as you go) takes too much time, combined with a small userbase, chances of seeing any profit at all are zero, and that's Nintendo who messed up by making a console that's both weaker and harder to port to than the competition, can't blame third parties for deciding not to develop games with no chance of turning a profit, game development isn't a charity business after all...



MysticX commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I personally buy physical copies of everything available as physical carts (That physical copies of games are almost always cheaper than download-versions is a plus, too), but i don't avoid download-only games, i still play 25-year-old games on my old SNES, and dread what will happen in the future when more download services shut down or drop support for old games, remember: download services are still new and few have actually shut down, but this is almost certain to change as the years pass...