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Fri 30th May 2014

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outsider83 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

I don't understand why the top people at Nintendo didn't take a look at Wii's sales and what the public thought about it over the last two or three years before the Wii U hit the scene and think that naming the system Wii U and going after the casual market again would be a big mistake. At that point sales weren't as hot as the used to be and smartphones and tablets were all the rage. Was it ego? Did the success of the Wii make Nintendo think that they would have no problems launching the Wii U to huge numbers? I guess it was that same ego that lead them to launch the 3DS at $250.

While I'm on things I don't understand about Nintendo. Now, I don't have a Wii U, yet. I've heard that it's an amazing piece of hardware. I don't understand how Nintendo can come up with an amazing piece of hardware, but struggle to get word out as to why it is amazing and the public should buy it.



outsider83 commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@MrGawain I don't see the first person shooter dominance changing...ever. The world became much more violent and cynical over the last decade or so, as these types of games (and other realistic violent games) rose to prominence in the industry. I think these types of games are a reflection of our times. I believe the video game industry innocence started dying the day Grand Theft Auto 3 hit store shelves. As the world seems to grow more cold, cynical and violent, I can't see the bright and colorful fun days of the 90s video game landscape making a return as the dominate style of games. I think it's sad. As a 31 year old man, I'm in the extreme minority when I bring up that I would love to see these types of games dominate again. Maybe it's the fact that regardless of what goes on in my life or the world, I make sure to protect the inner child self. I'm a kid at heart, and nothing or no one will change that. That's why I preferred Nintendo's E3 showing this year over Sony and Xbox. It was about having fun! Not realistic, violent, CGI filled trailers. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some of that stuff, but I'm more about having fun...wonderment...escapism when I play games, most of the time.



outsider83 commented on Mario Kart Month: The Developers Who Tried To ...:

To this day, I regret not buying Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. I was excited about the DS remake, until the reviews came in. I remember when Pacman had a kart racer. I had Sonic Drift (I also think there was a sequel) for the Game Gear. I had good times with it. I wonder if I played it today would I enjoy it. I'll have to dig out my GameCube and Sonic Collection (or Gems, forget which one), and play it.