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originaljohn

originaljohn

Comic podcaster and web developer

Male, 27, United Kingdom

In build websites, play all sorts of games and read/podcast about comics.

Joined:
Tue 27th September, 2011
Website:
http://www.4guysandazombie.com

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originaljohn

#3

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

I don't see the point of a PS4 of Xbox One considering what my PC can do. If the industry is moving towards Sony and Microsoft I will happily miss out.
What I don't understand is the thinking that 3rd party games are always better on playstation and Xbox.

originaljohn

#6

originaljohn commented on Matters Of Import: A Peek Into The Tragically ...:

@Geonjaha 'What makes you think fans asking for it over and over was the cause of release?'
I just think Miiverse had a big part to play in the decision made to re-release Earthbound on virtual console. Before Miiverse fans (of any game franchise) didn't have a direct channel to Nintendo and I'm pretty sure they said during a Direct they were listening to what fans wanted more than before (while showing a small film of Miiverse communities).
Your totally right it is Square Enix decision in the end of the day but if Nintendo offered to take over translation and publishing duties Square may be tempted. Seeing the WiiU poor sales it's not likely though.

originaljohn

#7

originaljohn commented on Matters Of Import: A Peek Into The Tragically ...:

We should all hit the Dragon Quest Miiverse community page. They listened to people asking for Earth Bound.
I'm actually half expecting Nintendo to announce the western release date for this sometime in 2014 AND Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate WiiU exclusive.... well I can dream right...

originaljohn

#11

originaljohn commented on Next Level Games "Doing Only Nintendo Products...:

Having recently been laid-off myself just before Christmas, I can say it's very good that Miyamoto-san always asks if they are enjoying themselves as they create new games. I had a blast playing Punch-out on the Wii with my mates, you can see the enjoyment the studio had while creating that game. I haven't played Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon yet but I will get round to it at some point. I am somewhat concerned about the size of the studio, I suppose I'd like to see Nintendo buy them out right and hire more staff for larger WiiU projects but I think that could be the case for every Nintendo studio. All in all though I look forward to playing more from Next Level Games.

originaljohn

#18

originaljohn commented on Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach ...:

The guy simply doesn't understand the games industry and Nintendo's position in it. I get the impression from his blog he thinks the 3ds is just another iteration of the DS, when its actually a new generation of handheld. So his number comparisons are simply incorrect. Apple are dropping market share to Android at an alarming rate, but this is covered up by the fact that the mobile and tablet markets are still rising.
So in terms of pure economics, if we take the sales of the 3ds in 2012 and compare them with the sales of the iphone. Yes the iphone will have sold much more but when you look at the actual market share of each device in it's respective market a different picture becomes clear. The 3ds experience lots of growth from the release of stellar first party games. The iphone yes sold 'x' more units than the year previously but compared to its competitors it sold much less resulting in a lower market share overall.
From that evidence an argument can actually be built that ios devices NEED Nintendo games more than its competitors, to have an edge. But because ios devices are multi-functional devices (a thing he argues that makes them so great!) there is no way in knowing how Nintendo games will benefit the platform if at all because consumers will expect cheap software.
The link will back up my point however my example is based on 2012 when the link actually highlights this year (2013).
http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/07/android-nears-80-market-share-in-global-smartphone-shipments-as-ios-and-blackberry-share-slides-per-idc/

originaljohn

#21

originaljohn commented on We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, ...:

It's very interesting how many people are actually taking what Reggie is saying out of context. Most people compare Nintendo's offering with what it's competitors have, when in the above snippet he is comparing their growth in the digital space to Nintendo's previous offerings.
If you think about it that way the eShop is done right. Reggie is just saying we're making more money from digital content now than we did.
I like the eShop, it fair to indies, it's constantly updated (I'd prefer a better spread of games though), it has demos, it has screenshots and video's, it links to and from miiverse, updates will come. Nintendo announced you'll be able to make transactions from web browsers and smart phones by the end of the year, that's a better first year start than Wii, DSi and even PS3.
Personally when I buy a games console it lasts me the entire generation, I also play games my friends don't own. I've most recently bought Fire Emblem when they would buy Call of Duty or Fifa, I also usually buy single player games and I just don't trade games in much.
As for account systems, I understand why they are important for people but the terms and conditions vary a lot from different hardware manufactures. I know Sony only let you download digital content to 3 different systems to me that's not much better from Nintendo's approach. I can not speak for the 360 as I do not own one but I'm sure the term will be different again. Can I see Nintendo offering virtual console games across systems in the future, I'd sure love to see it but I'm not sure it will happen between the 3ds/2ds eshop and the wiiu eshop.

originaljohn

#24

originaljohn commented on We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, ...:

What makes Sony's and Microsoft's system so good? I've transferred all my digital games from my Wii to my WiiU and my dsi to my 3ds from my 3ds to my 3ds xl.
@Falco the colour of the WiiU game boxes are hideous. It's the worst blue in the world. Also you can lend your games to friends, I don't know anyone else who owns a WiiU or a 3ds for that make, in fact everyone had Wii and ds's right... guess what I never lent those games.

originaljohn

#27

originaljohn commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Limited Hard Drive ...:

For all the people who say 'Its 2013 Nintendo should have put a larger hard drive in the system'. I say 'Its 2013 and you don't have an external hard dive?'.

I find it very strange that people would pay an extra say £50 for a built in 250GB, when that £50 could get you an external 1TB drive.

Personally I'd rather Nintendo include a digital optical out instead of beefing up the hard drive.

originaljohn

#30

originaljohn commented on Retailers Preparing Multi-Region Shiny Legenda...:

I wish we got more of this sort of thing except pushed to my house. I have 2 3ds' a wii and a wiiu. It'd be great if I booted up a pokemon game and I got a message saying, 'your pokegear detects a pokemon in your house!'. I'd be playing pokemon everyday if it was like that.

originaljohn

#32

originaljohn commented on Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Re...:

Andy Green. There is little clarification as to what a 'StreetPass Relay' is in the article. Can you please update your piece with this information. Do you know how it will work? Has Nintendo clarified it further?
I'm only posting this as I'm still confused as to what you are reporting here.

originaljohn

#37

originaljohn commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Step Up for the...:

@banacheck No, I'm just cheesed the system is very very limited. If the new xbox isn't backwards compatible Microsoft have just dropped over 7 years of content. Stupid considering they are aiming to build a 'eco-system' that is going to be compared against apple, google and steam. The only reason Microsoft had a unified account system to begin with was because they knew the 360 had a extremely high failure rate of 33% in the first 2 years. The paying customer didn't know that but Microsoft did.

originaljohn

#38

originaljohn commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Step Up for the...:

I actually think the eShop is one of the best features of the WiiU. I download everything. I only have 3 retail disks and that's because they're gifts.
The PSN and Live account systems are a lie anyway. It states on PSN you can only download your content to 3 different devices, plus everything I've bought on PSN is incompatible with the PS4... I don't know about you people but to me that's not a unified account system. I'm not sure about Live, but I would assume it's very similar. Steam, GreenManGaming.com, GOG.com, GetGames, Origin and UPlay are the fully unified systems some of which are in very early stages just like the Nintendo Network. Another thing I'd like to point out is everything I bought on my Wii works on my WiiU, will the same be possible for the new xbox, I know it wont for PS4 - Sony have just lost me as a customer.
Now with regards to content being lost if 'something where to happen with my WiiU', I have a 1TB hard drive where everything I download gets saved to. If my WiiU breaks I am 100% confident my content is safe. If my hard drive fails, I download all my content again. Simple as that.
Things I'd like to see in the eShop are pre-orders for upcoming games, a shopping basket - stop making me paid for things individually, more 3rd party VC software and sales. I am loving the promotions held at the minute the most resent one being super mario bros 2. I also want to see every 3rd party retail game on the eShop with reduced prices.

originaljohn

#41

originaljohn commented on Talking Point: The Realities of Wii U System M...:

Like many people have highlighted external storage is much cheaper than Microsoft's solution. Sony have mandatory installs because of the relatively small amount of RAM the GPU and CPU have access to. The WiiU does not have this problem.
Personally I'd much prefer the option to purchase a hard drive separately.
@XyVoX it looks like you can run games from the hard drive.

originaljohn

#42

originaljohn commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Steady Start in Retail Do...:

Nintendo need to look at STEAM if they want a successful digital store not to mention incorporate cross system accounts. I hope that's the way they're going because this is all just a waste of time if not.
For me I would much rather digital copies of games for my handheld device. It just seems to work better if they want to offer special edition games with a sound track, added game content or developer info.