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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

No surprise really.

I'm still surprised Nintendo released the 3DS one first. There's no question the Wii U version will be the main game, but the 3DS version is almost certainly going to outsell it because of the sheer number of systems out there.

Some of Nintendo's more casual fans might have bought a Wii U if Smash had come out on it first, but now they'll probably be satisfied picking it up on the 3DS they already have.



Peach64 commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

I love the Cube. Shows you don't need gimmicky hardware innovation to have that Nintendo magic, just a great library of games. Metroid Prime, Resident Evil 4 and Wind Waker are my fondest memories but special mentions to Rogue Leader, Super Monkeyball and Viewtiful Joe.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I don't think it was the best way to do it. Sure it generated a lot of posts but that was mostly due to people posting upwards of 10 times each asking for a code. What advantage do Nintendo get with a limited release? Set up an automated twitter response so anyone that tweets Nintendo with #SmashBros3DS gets a DM with a code in, and then nobody misses out and Nintendo would surely have a trending topic on Twitter.

I don't think they really need demos of big games. Was anyone here on the fence? We all know we're buying Mario Kart and Smash Bros from the day they get announced. It'd why I've found it frustrating that so much of Nintendo's directs and mediabriefings over the last 18 months has focused so hard on these. They are not the games that need to be pushed.



Peach64 commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

I got an email. Going to share it with the people at my 3DS street pass meet up tomorrow, but the mail says unlike a regular demo, there's no limit to how many times you can play it.

"This demo offers five characters and one stage to battle with, but unlike a regular demo, there’s no limit to the number of times you can play it. And because four people can battle together via local wireless connection, you and your friends can all start practising combos and strategies for the full game"



Peach64 commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

Never liked the N64 controlled. After the SNES, Nintendo was trying too hard to introduce innovation in it's hardware when it wasn't really needed. The dual shock has hardly changed in 20 years because it's a really good design and there's no need to introduce change for the sake of change. Leave innovation up to the software.

Oh, and that gen of consoles is definitely retro in my head. Most magazines that cover retro gaming such as Retro Gamer and Games TM consider it retro too, and have done for a long time now. It was 20 years ago.



Peach64 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

It's not as simple as the ones they started working on first should be done first. I guess since the PS4 and Xbone are so close to a PC in terms of architecture it took very little time to modify their existing PC code to produce builds for those two consoles. Obviously Wii U is very different, so is going to take a lot more work.

I don't buy the theory that a late release on Wii U loses them sales. If they release it on Wii U in November, the only people buying are those that only have a Wii U. That crowd aren't going to be able to go out and get it on another platform, so it shouldn't be releasing to a smaller audience when it finally does come out. Sure, some people won't get it out of protest, but those kinds of numbers are insignificant when you're talking about the millions of units games sell these days.



Peach64 commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

Solus for me. Bayonetta would have been a great free extra but I'm not paying £15 extra for it when I've played it so many times before. I only paid £17 for it the first time and that was less than a month after launch.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I was pretty excited by the reveal, mainly for the brighter screen and the exchangeable faceplates, however, now it's not clear that the screen even is improved, the the faceplates are just for the normal sized one. So I'm not sure I'll be upgrading from my white XL which suits me just fine.

I'm sure it will sell by the bucketload however.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zeld...:

I know people will call me negative again, but those are really poor discounts compared to the sales on other platforms. Hyrule Warriors has been available for £28 physically, which is way less than this discounted price. Ocarina 3D is now 3 years old, but the discounted price is £26?

Last week I got Bioshock Infinite for £6.19 on PSN, almost 90% off. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is only 5 months old and was down to £9.99, which is 50% off. Wolfenstein: The New Order, only a month old and 50% off to make it £19.99.



Peach64 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Well that's one way to boost it's sales. I'm sure a huge percentage will want to upgrade. As soon as they come out with the new XL in White, I'm in. Mainly for that screen. The custom plates is brilliant too. I never bought any console or handheld with a game's design all over it, as it seemed weird to me to be stuck with that one game staring at you for a whole generation, but this is perfect.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

Loved Gone Home. It's better than 99% of the games on tge shop right now so this should be seen as a big deal even if you didn't like it. There's still a long way to reach the quality of the Sony or MS indie selection but we're slowly getting somewhere. Just a few months ago the Wii U didn't have a single indie game I'd recommend to anyone, but now it has Shovel Knight, Guacamelee and soon Gone Home.



Peach64 commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

So happy they did that. Lack of new IP has been one of my biggest issues with Nintendo in the last 10 years. Mario Paintball would have probably sold better, but Splatoon got them praise from the gamer crowd at E3, and I think Nintendo needed that.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I think it's a great move. I've been of the opinion Mario Kart should incorporate other Nintendo characters for ages. It's not like there's any story to the games, so no immersion is being broken. It's like Smash Bros but in Karts. This lets them have so much more variety.



Peach64 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

It's just saying what most people think. I don't get the 'it's free so you can't complain' thing. It's an ad paid for by Mercedes. People on here moan that Xbox 360 has ads on it's dashboard, but this is a huge step further with the ad being IN the game. You can't ignore it either as it shows up online.



Peach64 commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

It's hardly a strange decision to put it out for two succesful machines and skip one that's struggling at the moment. It's not just a success because it's football either. FIFA and PES used to be neck and neck in sales, but over the last gen FIFA had improved dramatically and now destroys the Konami game in terms of sales and critical acclaim.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

People don't seem to be getting the point. The article wasn't going 'oh no, this is to sexy for children to see!'. The article is asking, have they gone so far down the road of turning Samus into eye candy, that's it's damaged her reputation as some sort of strong female character. I'd say yes, but it's been there right from the very beginning.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

They could probably make so much with a Netflix type model, but the key is low cost. Marvel Unlimited, WWE Network, Netflix, they all give you a monthly sub for not much less than one movie would cost to stream, or one comic would cost to buy digitally. The key is to make it low enough, that people never stop and considering wether it's worth them paying the sub each month, but just leave it there indefinitely.



Peach64 commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

The Megadrive was my first console, and I have so many fond memories from it. Haven't played it in years due to the awkwardness of setting it up on a modern TV, so can't wait for the Retron 5 to get back into some Micro Machines Turbo Tournament, Virtua Racing, Aladdin, and Road Rash II. Thankfully I can easily play the Sonic games, Streets of Rage, Shining series and Phantasy Stars anytime due to the great compilation discs.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Passes One Million US Sales as Wi...:

Amiiibo is the last roll of the dice for me. Smash will sell great, but it will be like MK and sell to the current user base without really boosting it. Neither Bayonetta or Hyrule Warriors will shift hardware, so it all comes down r on wether amiibo takes off. Of course you have to worry what the future means for the console if 'toys' are it's big hit. Nintendo will go straight back to being all about the casual market.



Peach64 commented on August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, Acc...:

I don't think it's officially Princess peach month, they were just piggybacking on peach month to tweet about the Princess. Kotaku have pointed this tweet out as 'what marketing regret looks like'. Some if the replies on twitter are hilarious, completely mocking how much of a shallow stereotype Peach is :(