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rjejr

Happy birthmonth to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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#1

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America):

@Spoony_Tech

"This week Nintendo of America also references the major Splatoon update, which is heading to North America on 5th August (6th August elsewhere, it's a time zone thing)."

Yeah, we exist!!

I didn't notice it this morning on my tablet, I was sitting outside reading this when it started to pour, had to close all the windows and get drenched and other parental taxi duties. Just noticed it now and that's what I was coming to say. Thanks for the heads up though. :-)

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rjejr commented on Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The W...:

For some reason the title and photo made me think "World of Final Fantasy" and I thought NX was in line for another port. I guess 3DS will be getting this when PS4 and Vita get the other newer one.

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rjejr commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto ...:

This game is making me rethink my own "fine line" in life as "happy boobs" just sounds stupid but "double d" is perfect.

The fact that these games both exist on 3DS and make it west also both makes me happy and disturbs me. If NX plays 3DS games on my TV I'll pick this up.

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rjejr commented on Video: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi ...:

Even little kids know this game needs dual Game pad support. Hopefully NX will be powerful enough to work w/ 4 Game pads, or 3DS, like GameCube worked w/ 4 Game Boys.

Nice of him to do the interview, he seems like an really nice guy.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - At Games - yeah, that'll do.

I'm not sure what would shock me more, Nintendo making comparable hardware, that hardware selling comparable to the other 2 (for all the grief Wii U gets X1 ain't exactly taking the world by storm either), or that hardware getting comparable games to the other 2. That's 3 big "ifs" in my book, regardless of how wrong I hopefully am about everything and how long we have to wait to find out.

I'm from the numbers don't lie, Wii was a fluke way of thinking. Guess that makes me part of the problem.

From IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/29/these-are-nintendos-lifetime-hardware-and-software-numbers

Console Name Hardware Software Sales Attach Rate
NES/Famicom 61.91 Million 500.01 Million 8.08
SNES/Super 49.1 Million 379.06 Million 7.72
Nintendo 64 32.93 Million 224.97 Million 6.83
GameCube 21.74 Million 208.57 Million 9.59
Wii 100.9 Million 892.34 Million 8.84
Wii U 10 Million

Looking at those precipitous declines, and removing outlier Wii as a Wii Sports motioned controlled fluke, I forecast Wii U at 14-15 mil, NX at 8-9 if it's simply another home console. The buyers just aren't there anymore, Sony stole them. Has any home console manufacturer ever lost 85% - 90% from 1 gen to the next and then come back w/ a big hit? Wii obviously shows it can be done, just launch at half the price of your competitor ($250 Wii, $500 PS3) but to have it happen twice? How bad would Sony and MS have to continue to screw up for Nintendo to get them back?

I'm sorry, just too many ifs, and too much history, for me to be positive. Unless it's hybrid, people need their Pokemon and Monster Hunter and Yokai Watch. Just let people play them on their tvs as well.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - "Or maybe I should have just stopped this train of thought at the end of the "too old" part..."

Not your fault, my long-windedness is contagious. :-)

And yeah, though I didn't know how to spell Murtaugh, I feel that way a lot.

Jakks Pacific: OK, I screwed the pooch on that one, they don't make the boxes I was thinking of, they just started the trend 10 years ago.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB108508474063117172

I was thinking about a combination of these 2 in 1 device:

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I figured @ $150 it could be ready quick, sell well, and not eat into either the Wii U or 3DS line, a true 3rd pillar for nostalgia fans. Admittedly that was a long time ago, way before E3, back during the DeNA discussions when they first mentioned making new hardware. Now that I know it's getting DQXI that's not likely. Though if it's a port of the 3DS version then maybe...

So lets say you convinced me they won't get out of hardware unless they get out of videogames entirely. Does that mean they HAVE to make a home console equal to the other 2, or can they just make a powerful portable w/ HDMI out that doesn't get much AAA 3rd party support?

Oh, I am occasionally happy on here, but it's for games like Skylanders and Lego Dimensions, articles that usually only get a dozen or so comments so nobody ever sees my happy comments, but I do make them occasionally. :-) I'd have more happy comments about Yoshis Wooly World too, but, you know.

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rjejr commented on Video: Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features ...:

This looks so awesome, and it doesn't even include the Daleks or Portal. I don't see how they plan on selling Lego Avengers next to this, and Lego Jurassic World also just released. I might not get this for a year - Lego toys aren't on sale that much - but if it's half price Black Friday like the other 2 usually are I'll pick it up then. Amazon had the new Skyland erstwhile for $28 last, I can do $50 for this.

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rjejr commented on Feature: Hands On With The Spooktacular Luigi'...:

@BenBertoli Best. Wife. Ever. :-) (Mines really cool though too, we spend all our vacations at amusement parks and we've had a few parents night out at D&B.)

ahem. You mentioned the Wii mote and nunchuck, but what about gyro controls like Splatoon? Maybe w/ an overhead view like Splatoon on the Gamepad, or first person like Star fox zero?

Also, ever play Elebits on Wii? When this was first shown off I thought it was more Elebits w/ a Luigi skin than Luigi Mansion, which I really enjoyed on GameCube but haven't played on 3DS yet, I'm waiting for an upgraded Wii U bunfle. ;-)

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rjejr commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

@Captain_Gonru - "Xbox 360 had their "no hard drive" models"

I actually bought myself a 12GB PS3 for Christmas b/c it was $170 and came w/ Disney Infinity 2.0 starter set and I wanted the streaming for the bedroom, seemed like a better deal than a $100 PS TV (no Netflix on PS TV, now that's stupid.) I swapped in old the 80GB HDD form my other PS3, now w/ 500GB, and I'm good to go. No internet on Wii Mini is worse than that. Xbox360 4GB always did seem useless though. Then in 2012 Ninteod launched Wii U w/ 8GB. ;-)

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rjejr commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Be Playable at Gam...:

I can't say I'm overly excited for a game being at a conference that released 2 months ago and we already have a western release date for, so I'll just be thankful Nintendo will be there showing something playable. Are they not promoting Super Mario Maker or is this in addition to that?

I promise to be excited when Zelda U is playable, even if it's Zelda NX by then. :-)

Really looking forward to the game though, probably under the tree. 150 hours into XC and I'm taking a break at level 96 before going back to grind for the higher level beasts.

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rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@Captain_Gonru - I like the format as well, but I never liked how they sprung them on us w/ a day or 2 notice. If they renamed them "Nintnedo Presents" and did away w/ all the "directly to you" filler, and timed them to events like Gamescom next week, we could still get the format and the news but the NPs would get more exposure by being timed w/ the other events. The randomness of the NDs - monthly, every other month, every season, quarter? made them unreliable as a marketing tool. Let the ND's be Iwatas' thing, start something similar but new, w/ purpose. And if it's it for just 1 game just let them do a Treehouse. I think they had about 5 or 6 of those for XCX, I'm sure a few must be upcoming for SMM. Just don't call them Directs, it's going to make everybody miss Iwata and be needlessly sad.

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rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@Captain_Gonru - I don't know what Tindr is, but I was set up on a blind date to my wife, and my friend got married via Match.Com so to me it's just an extension of the newspaper ads, which I did use back in the 90's I think. Technology isn't as new as it sometimes like to think it is. There were swinger parties in the 70's before Ashley Madison came along. The video evidence is better now though, but people could always get themselves into trouble.

On topic: "third parties"
Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. As if they're coming back. Just Dance, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, 18 months is more than enough for them. And while I probably have at least half a dozen NX concepts at this point, all of them are based on handheld quality graphics, which probably don't take as long to produce as home console. Yokai Watch and Pokemon probably only need a year, 18 months is long. So no, I'm not worried in th eelast about a short time frame adn 3rd aprty support.

If it makes you feel any better, PS4 launched at $400 w/ about 5 or 6 remasters and hardly anything new besides Knack, and in 1 year it sold twice as many consoles as Wii U in 2 years, 22mil to 10 mil, so a console doesn't even need new games to launch. Zelda U and DQXI (3DS port) should be plenty.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - My guess is they sell really well in Japan or they would stop doing them. And they probably sell a few in the EU. If new 3DS and the faceplates had released in the US @JaxonH would have purchased every one but the rest would have languished on store shelves.

So it was probably a smart business decision, but it still looks bad from a Nintneod fan standpoint. If 2DS in the US was their reason, why no new 2DS w/ NFC and faceplates? Kids would have bought some faceplates. So no new 3DS, no new 2DS, and a year later a $20 portal. Even appropriate business decisions aren't always appreciated by the consumer.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@BLPs - Better late than never? That's a good philosophy to live by, but I've tried, and I cant, I view it more as an excuse than a valid reason, like "my dog ate my homework". They knew when amiibo and SS for 3DS was coming out, this should have been out then as well. It's a simple little circle w/ NFC and infrared, it's not a PS4.

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#19

rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - " good things you're expecting to happen, if any"

If you could change "expecting" to "cautiously optimistic" I might be able to come up w/ a couple. I'm really really super duper excited FF7 is being remade. Maybe NX will get it?

I like your Nintendo Experience idea, a unified front across all devices. I was leaning that way myself for awhile, even going so far as thinking Nintneod would abandon all hardware and make their games playable on all other hardware via NX software. Not that I think it would ever happen, just trying to work out if it could. But the Metroid remarks convinced me it's hardware. And now this.

As for perceived value, I think it's all about perception, and after Wii U I'm somewhat concerned there is no perceived value in any new Ntineod home console at any price or hardware specs, which is why it needs to be a hybrid. The only dedicated home console I can imagine selling is a Jakks Pacific box for $100 that plays every NES and SNES game ever made out of the box, w/ an option to rent or buy N64, Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games. You would need the Wii U Gamepad and Wiimotes to play those, it would only come w/ a Pro type controller. They could even call it the Nintendo Experience as that's what it would be, every game that Ntineod ever made, and a few 3rd party games. The worlds greatest legal emulator.

But since I don't think that will happen, 3DS w/ HDMI out. I think it's crazy Nintneod never followed up on FF:CC, the game that needed 1 Gamecube and 4 GB to play. Wii U should play all games w/ 3DS as a controller (and not for 99c per game either). Most notably Splatoon. If Gamecube could do it, why not Wii U and 3DS, surely there's enough processing power combined there.

Sorry about all the gloom and doom, but if you look around, it's not just me, it's many folk unfortunately. The western mind can't just fathom Ntinedo I guess. But I am a stickler for planning and dates. Not Ninteod's fault, but it does drive me crazy. So glad I knew right off the bat Zelda U wasn't happening in 2015 or I'd be really annoyed. Not yet purchasing a PS4 was in part for my sanity, that may get more delays than Wii U.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - "that's the line along which they were thinking"

OK, I'll agree w/ that w/o agreeing w it as well. :-) But on the flipside - why release amiibo if they only work w/ 1 game? B/c they work on Wii U of course, asked and answered. But then why release an amiibo game on 3DS if there's no way to use them? They could have patched in support later - like they did for MK8 - after the portal releases. People who bought the game and amiibo should have had this earlier, not be "incentivized" to buy a "new" 3DS first and then have this come out later. That's sort of insulting.

Which I know we agree on, and they have an argument, but I think their argument is weak. I'm actually 1 of the few people who understands no new 3DS b/c US has 2DS. I don't agree w/ that decision either, but at least they seem to have a solid reason. Faceplates not on XL are an insult though.

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rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@Captain_Gonru - "And wasn't there a Direct rumor floating around?"

I can't remember a day the past 3 years when there wasn't a Direct rumour floating around. ;-)

Gamecube VC would have made for a nice E3 unveil, but I'll take it now. Honestly they should use Iwta's passing as a way to get rid of ND and just post new info on their website or Facebook or youtube, or just have presentations at the other 8,000 gaming events not named E3. It seems like every other week Sony has a press conference. OK, maybe 25 other events, not 8,000. Who else can say Please Understand and have it seem sincere?

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@Grumblevolcano For somebody who posts a lot on a Ntinedo website you sure do know a lot about COD. :-)

I think that may read insulting, but I meant it as a complement, usually all I ever read about COD around here is "milking" and "they're all the same", my guess is mostly by people who have only played 1 or none of them.

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rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@Captain_Gonru - "competitors stealing their ideas"

My first thought - it was just a smoke screen, like a fat chick on Match dot.com telling you she's thin.
Second thought - their "idea" is "play anywhere - save once", a 3DS w/ HDMI out, but they're afraid Sony will add HDMI out to Vita if they announce it. 1 console for home and away.

And I think it has to be sooner 2016 rather than later 2017 b/c by early 2018 the Sony hype machine will be in full force for the PS5 and NX will be buried. See Dreamcast and PS2. NX has to be holiday 2016, Wii U is a failure, not even a price cut to $199 is getting it to Gamecube numbers as Gamecube had to hit $99 to generate sales.

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rjejr commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

@TheWPCTraveler - Like I said - though the typos were numerous and correct punctuation not so much - I'll probably us escreenshots and th ejournal a lot, but I'm not sur eI'll bother looking at what anybody else posts, so it will become mor elike a diary I keep under my matress than a social community akin to FB.

I had to google FNaF. My kids talk about it all the time but it's not my thing.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'm assuming 2 AAs or AAAs judging by the size. And I didn't mean to put down Wii Fit U or it's meter, I actually like them. I consider them to be QOL and not games, but I like the look and feel of the Fit Meter - they even made it in different colors - and $20 for both game and meter is a good price. I never did buy myself 1 though, b/c after buying my wife a Meter for $20 we already had the game, so $20 for the Fit Meter no longer seemed worth it. If Target were to clearance it for $4.98 I'd buy a 2nd though, so I am a fan.

$20 for this, not so much. And a year late at that, should have released w/ SSB for 3DS and the amiibo. I understand the business decision to try and sell more "new 3DS and XL, but from a consumer perspective it's still a year too late and looking quite expensive just for a NFC reader to use $13 amiibo.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Ichiban I think it's too small and white myself, easily lost at the bottom of a drawer or book bag, I like the 3DS Skyland portal a lot better. Though to answer your question probably the the IR port and batteries, though now that you mention it the Wii Fit meter is 1/3 that thickness and does so much more - IR port, screen, altitude, steps, memory for a month. How the f is this thing $20? Wii Fit meter even came w/ an entire game. WTF twenty bucks? This should be free w/ an amiibo, I don't care which one, or a pack of AC cards. Something.

Skylander portal came w/ a 3DS game and figure for $40.

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rjejr commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

I've been posting every night after my Slaton session to keep track of how I did, so that will be easy, and a few snapshots of the final noss, so that will be easy, but I may never go into discussions or view anybody else's journal so Miiverse really becomes Me-verse for me. Guess we'll see how it goes once squad Slaton kicks off next week.

Man its 9AM, I'm sitting in the shade and I'm still sweating profusely. Where do I post that. ;-)

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rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

That TBD isn't a surprise to me, but it must really annoy people who over a year ago thought Nintendo was telling the truth when it said 2015 for Zelda U and now it doesn't even have a year. Though I bet not a single person who believed them then remember they did so now. ;-)

Every console needs a swan song, aka eulogy.

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rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

For a long time Epic Yarn was seemingly available everywhere for $15. RtD we bought used for $45 about a year after release.

So I'm guessing Epic Yarn. Though Wooly World does give them a valid excuse. We own both on disc but we may need Kirby 64. I'd get Mass Attack on Wii depending on the price. Have there been DS games on Wii U VC?

And they need another Nintnedo Direct so they can start off by saying "We aren't talking about NX today". That should replace the "please understand" meme which really needs to be retired w/ Iwata. He always seemed sincere when he said it, I'm afraid anybody else would just be going thru the motions. So @Ryno get on that. :-) Use this pic since it has Link in the background and they arne't talking about Zelda U either.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - I feel like we're chicken and egg on the NX power situation, you don't think the AAA titles will come regardless, and I think Nintendo knows this and therefore won't bother even trying. And if it really is holiday 2017, that's only about year or 2 before PS5 and Xbox2, so it's power lead will be short lived anyway, Sony will not be denied the crown, and COD 87 won't run on NX anyway.

And really, even if it did have PS4 "power", it would still probably look lame - Nintneod would skimp on bluray drive, HDD, RAM. And PS4 and X1 would be $199 then, can Nintneod be $299 again and sell? I really feel Wii U suffered b/c it was PS3/360 power for PS4/X1 price. I know the Gamepad hurt them, but the console hardware just wasn't there. $200, 2016, nostalgia machine.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@gamelall - I hope Nintedo is livid. I'm livid, I've seen more gameplay of DQXI on NX than I've seen of Zelda U on Wii U, and they look like the same game.

OK, I'm not livid, more like LOLing at Nintendo for both it's handling of Zelda U and NX, but livid sounded better in the sentence. :-) I do think it's very bad we've seen more of DQXI than Zelda U though, were the frak is that game? It should have been shown at E3, even if it is holiday 2016, at least we would know it was still a Wii U game, none it's just creating more rumours. blah. .

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@Grumblevolcano - I had to google Ghosts 2, so I probably shouldn't be commenting in this thread anymore. ;-) I'm not a complete idiot, I knew it was COD, but I wasn't sure if 2 was a real game or not or imaginary like the NX, or a year old port like Batman Armored Ed. Honestly, I still don't know, but I'm guessing imaginary. Now that The Last Guardian is coming out, and an FF7 remake is being remade, the gaming verse could use a new never coming out game. I don't count Half Life 3, it's for PC, and I think Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been silently canceled and /or forgotten.

At least we know NX is coming, and Nintendo isn't talking about it. ;-)

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - Europes nice, sped thru about a dozen cities in 3 weeks once, mostly a blur now. Acutlaly it was mostly a blur then too. And I didn't realize what us NYers were like until I went to grad school in Kentucky for 8 years. Came back home and I was like - why is everybody such an ahole? I'm a much nicer person for the experience, but the sarcasm is in too deep. :-)
Wait, 35 years, aren't you a little too old to be posting on a videogame website. ;-) /sarcasm

i still hope you're right about the NX, but there's just too much evidence for me to think it will ever see a MGS or Batman game. Maybe FIFA and COD, but not AC. Maybe Destiny, not Titanfall 2. It's not going to be equivalent to the other 2. Wii U had so many "Gamer" game sat launch, even exclusive Zombie U, but it all went away, I think it's gone for good. Plenty of match 3 games and 2D side-scrollers to go around though.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos They're all sarcastic Thanos, you should know that. I'm a NYer it's the only way we know how to talk. Truthful, but sarcastic. :-)

Funny thing about that thread. I really thought those micro consoles would take off but they all seem dead in the water, except Chrome cast and Roku, the dedicated TV streamers w/o a focus on gaming. Even PS TV was a bust. Wii U crumbled due to corporate incompetence, not competition. And bad luck w/ the iPad timing.
But there's still this thought in my head that Nintendo goes after them w/ NX as a nostalgia machine. Nothing they have done of late makes me think PS4 killer. Rusty Baseball, Pokémon Rumble and Shuffle. 2DS. DeNA. Where's Zelda? Why does Star fox look so graphically inferior to Xenoblade X? Why port XC to 3DS? Kid I car us and Luigis Mansion 2 on handhelds. SSB on 3DS. MK7. Why make a high powered machine when the entire company is built around low power? NX will be a 3DS w/ HDMI out more than a portable Wii U, even if it looks like a Wii U.

And it's not just them, look at Level 5, my favorite JRPG company on PS2 now making Wonder flick and Yokai Watch. And Konami. And Capcom. Let Sony and MS beat each other up for the limited high end, Steambox is coming to get them anyway, crush Apple and Google, that's where the money is.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@aaronsullivan I like your positive take away spin. My take away - similar to ikki around #50 - was that regardless of whether NX is considered or confirmed, there was no mention of Wii U anywhere. Guess DQ 10 is never coming west. Well except on PS4.

I still think NX gets the 3DS port though.

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#49

rjejr commented on Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platf...:

Is this supposed to be an April fools joke? Do you know how much that equipment costs? And Sony already tried social VR w/ Wonderbook and it barely released in the US. Eye pet did get a sequel but it was hardly worth building an entire console around.

NX has a much better chance at being a wristwatch than a VR anything. This us just laughable.

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#50

rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

Sammy at Push square says this isn't confirmed for NX, only under condideration.

There is also a 4 minute video, which looks a lot like Zelda U, which means we have now seen more footage of this NX open world game than the Wiig U open world game.

NX will probably get the 3DS version, not the PS4 version.

That bang bang bang you hear is the final nails in the Wii U coffin.

You picked a good day to stay away @BLPs but if you do show up bring plenty of straws. :-p