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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Ninterview: Jeremy Parish On Cataloguing The H...:

Such a weird ambition for me. I loved the original Gameboy at the time, but looking back, the hardware was poor, and the vast majority of the games are rubbish. It was a success and is remembered fondly because most of us were kids back then, and there was probably a game based on everything we loved in our life. How many of them still stand up as great games though? There are gems for sure, mostly from Nintendo, but they are surrounded by so much licensed shovelware.



Peach64 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

I find it ironic people are accusing companies like EA and Ubisoft of cheap marketing tricks. You know why Nintendo of America created Nintendo Power? Because they couldn't guarantee their games would be the best. You can try your hardest, but if someone out there is better, there's nothing you can do. So they created their own magazine, so they could make their games look the best. Minoru Arakawa has said this several times over the years.

In 2014 they repeated the same trick all over again. For years other publishers had been showing their games in streamed demonstrations with media outlets like IGN, Gametrailers and Giant Bomb... but Nintendo once again decided they'd present their games in their own Treehouse broadcast. Complete control to shape what the viewer sees and hears.

They know full well their policies will put people off covering their games, but that's what they want. They don't like YouTube because they can't control the message like they used to do back in the days of print magazines and Nintendo Power. Their mistake is thinking they can replace media coverage with their own directs and still get as much exposure.



Peach64 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

They're well within their rights to do all this, but it's dumb. The majority of people that buy games have never bought game magazines or read gaming sites, but they do watch YouTube. The number of people watching game footage online dwarfs the circulation of Nintendo Power at its peak. This is how people decide what to buy now, and Nintendo should be happy if their games are featured, not trying to grab what is for them, a relatively small slice of money from it.



Peach64 commented on Video: New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes B...:

I honestly can't remember the last time I was disappointed to have to wait for Japanese game to get localised. I want this so much. I was excited anyway, but seeing how big of a part the dolls play has sent my hype levels through the roof.



Peach64 commented on Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for P...:

I think the reason we haven't seen many special edition consoles is probably down to them not making very many in the last 2 years. They planned to ship 9 million consoles by March 2013, and they'd have had to be operating towards that goal. If anyone found out Nintendo knew they'd never hit that target and had lowered production, they could have be done for misleading shareholders.

They could still put some decals on but they probably figure they've already burned so much money producing hardware at the higher 2012/2013 costs only to have most of them sit in a rented warehouse for 2 years.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe):

I'ml pick up Super Circuit. I got quite excited by the Kirby title's being on sale, but then saw it's not all of them. I already have all the Dream Land games, and also Kirby's Adventure so don't see the point in getting the GBA remake. Would have loved to pick up Amazing Mirror though.



Peach64 commented on Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardwar...:

As always I don't think bundles are that important. If someone wasn't prepared to go out and buy a Wii U and Splatoon together, then I don't see how them coming in the same box changes things. I realise in the US the prices are strictly controlled by Nintendo, but here in the UK you can pick up a Wii U with a few games for £180, but any new SKU like this will get sold at £250 for the first few weeks, so it's actually far, far more expensive to go with a new SKU.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

I'm quite confident Nintendo are going to make huge amounts of money with these mobile games. Figures rivalling the Wii and DS era of 'printing money'. Just look at how much money is being made in that market. The one risk is, that nobody notices your game, but the big companies like Nintendo don't even have that problem.

Is that success good though? Despite what some would love to believe, Nintendo are in this for the money. That's their number one priority. When they can have a handful of guys churn out a game in months or even weeks and have it pull in more than their 3DS and Wii U games that they've spent 2 or 3 years paying huge teams to make... what do you think they're going to do? A lot of people are holding onto the hope that they'll use the mobile money to fund console games, but it doesn't work like that. A company doesn't make money to spend it like you or I.



Peach64 commented on Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Met...:

Metroid Prime is one of my favourite games of all time! Interesting to hear it was originally proposed as a new IP. I think it could have worked just as well without being a Metroid game, although I don't think forcing Metroid onto it made it any worse, as it has with some other Nintendo games.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

Actual figures are:

PS4: 330k
XBO: 230k
Wii U: 80k

I don't know how anyone could think it harsh to label Wii U a commercial failure. It's behind the Dreamcast and Gamecube in the equivelant time frames. To go from a gen where last place will end up selling over 90 million to this..,

@Tazcat2011 Nintendo also uses shipped numbers. The 9 million consoles were shipped. All those software milestones in the press release were shipped. They got their money from retailers so it's considered sold. Considering Xbone was at 10 million shipped in November and then sold over 2 million in November and December in the US alone, it's safe to say it's ahead of Wii U now.



Peach64 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

I think sometimes people look back on things that maybe didn't sell so well, and perhaps exaggerate the quality, but the Dreamcast was fully deserving of all the praise it gets.

It's library isn't just full of great new IP, but a lot of those are actually brand new genres entirely. I remember one of my friends importing a Japanese PS2 at it's launch, and we pretty much ignored it as it arrived the same week Crazy Taxi was released on the Dreamcast. Other personal highlights are Jet Set Radio, Toy Commander, Phantasy Star Online and Shenmue. I only wish we'd got Seaman over here in the UK.



Peach64 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

I don't mind how the game looks graphically, but the hypocrisy in this comments section is unreal.

Any other company delays a game, downgrades a game, uses micro transactions and it's held up by this community as a sign of what a bad publisher/developer they are. Nintendo does exactly the same thing and it's either no big deal, or actually somehow spun as positive.

It's stuff like this that gives us such a bad name for being blind fan boys.

And the 'clickbait' comments are driving me nuts. Anything even slightly negative such as sales charts or comparisons kept getting referred to as clickbait. There's nothing wrong with this article at all. I'm sure every one referring to it as clickbait would love the article if the weaker footage was from 2013 and the sharper stuff was from the actual game.

Like I said, I don't have a problem with how it looks, but I didn't have an issue with how Watch Dogs looked either.



Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Pl...:

@Moon When any publisher talks about sold numbers, they mean shipped. They've got their money off retailers, so to them it's sold. It's the same whenever Nintendo talk about a games sales or Wii U/3DS figures. The only place you get actual sold to customers figures are NPD or chart companies like Media Create.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

It's got potential, as it's something different, but I don't think it's going to have a major effect. Hardware sales will probably get a bump, but the usual case of still not being anywhere near a decent amount. I don't think it will get picked up by all the Smash and Mario Kart fans either. A lot of those people just don't watch Nintendo Directs and probably don't know it exists. It's up to Nintendo to get it out there and I just don't think they've been doing a good job of that.



Peach64 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

Very interesting. While a lot on here bemoan the installing of games on other consoles, it's actually of huge benefit. It's reaching a point where physical media is holding back consoles. Everything inside them is so powerful, but physical media isn't improving at the same rate as the rest of the tech, as quite frankly it's on it's way out. I bet Monolith had to fight pretty hard for this, but well done to them.



Peach64 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

I don't believe Nintendo will have begun production on anymore Wii U games since the start of this year, nor do I think they will begin any more. There's definitely new games to be announced, but they would have been started a year a go or more. Anything begun now probably wouldn't be ready until the second half of 2017.



Peach64 commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

I'm not sure Nintendo would stand to get too much out of it's success. Obviously if it sold well on the platform, they'd get the licensing fee, but that's probably not going to be too significant. I won't sell hardware though. I don't think Just Dance sold Wii hardware either, but rather, it was the ideal pick up for those that had bought the system to play Wii Sports and Wii Fit. The type of people that buy these games, aren't the sort that check websites for reviews and news, they wouldn't care which is the definitive version, they'll just buy it for whatever machine they have.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

What makes DLC easier to swallow for me is GOTY editions. I don't need games straight away. I'm happy to wait a couple of years, not just for a re-release with all DLC included, but to wait for that edition to drop in price. I've picked up so many complete 360 games for £10 over the years. I don't think Nintendo will be doing these editions however, as we'd have probably already seen it by now with games like Fire Emblem.



Peach64 commented on Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series:

Great article! Die Hard Arcade and Dynamite Cop were SoR sequels for me. I put so much time into them, especially the first one. Amazingly I've never played Fighting Force. I was aware of it but never had a Playstation. Picked up FF2 at the Dreamcast launch only to find it was a big, big let down.



Peach64 commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

I still find it strange these games get re-reviewed. They're not ports or remakes, so there's nothing different to when it was originally released. People should know by now that Nintendo aren't going to go into the code to make multiplayer work. They just dump the rom.



Peach64 commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

Not sure how I feel about this. It's not something I'm thrilled about when so many games offer a similar dual campaign without charging for two releases. It would be a little easier to swallow if they're significantly different campaigns, but the trailer didn't present it too well, often showing the same scene with a screen wipe to go from the light side to the dark, where the exactly same thing was happening but re-skinned.



Peach64 commented on Video: Mario Kart DS Skids Onto Wii U Virtual ...:

I wouldn't have expected online. VC games have always been ROM dumps, they don't do any updates to the code. It's why it's frustrating watching how slowly the games roll out when there's no work involved at all.



Peach64 commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:

I'm not one of those that claims after every Direct that it was the best one ever, but I was very pleased with this. They were never going to announce new games with E3 so close, but the N64 titles on VC alone made it better than most directs where they just show us more footage of games we've known about for ages. It was a little concerning how much they're focusing on micro transaction DLC and pushing amiibo into everything, but they have to make money somehow.



Peach64 commented on The New 3DS Fire Emblem Will Force You To Pick...:

Been reading up on the revelation it's actually two games with DLC for the other side. I'm not sure how I feel about that. If it feels like two substantial campaigns then fair enough, but the footage made it look like the same thing with light and dark skins applied to everything.



Peach64 commented on Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Inform...:

I'm so happy Europe and North America are getting this at the same time. I have no problem with games being delayed, but to have a large gap between regions for such a multiplayer focused title would have been hard to swallow.

As for the amiibo... I found it pretty concerning how Nintendo are putting them into every game and locking something behind them, but I'll pick up one for Splatoon. I'm so thrilled they went with a new IP for the first time in over a decade instead of making it Mario Paintball, so I'm going to support it as much as I can.



Peach64 commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Det...:

I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this, as even though most Yoshi games since Yoshi's Island have been bad, I know Good-Feel can make a great game. I probably won't bother with the amiibo though. It's cute, but looks too out of place next to the others for me.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks ...:

June will be expensive. I'll be grabbing Palutena, Zero Suit Samus and Ganondorf. As for the voting... Splatoon inklings just have to get in there. I'll be voting for some Wonderful 101 characters too but I think there's almost no chance of that happening as hardly anyone bought it.