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rockodoodle

rockodoodle

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rockodoodle

#1

rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

It's sad to see such a good console with great games flailing around like it is commercially. I'm completely happy with my purchase- and I have enough games that I feel as though even if we didn't get any more, I easily got my money's worth. But it just seems like there was more potential here.

As mentioned above, I hope that Nintendo learns from its mistakes. The main thing is that its going to need a good line up and then continual support afterwards. This is going to have to mean working with third parties more and making their hardware more like PS4, Xbone.

Just guessing, but i think the NX will have a box that might just come with a Pro controller type. Then, the handheld/portable element will be a gamepad. Also guessing that there will be more crossover games/functionality but then maybe some exclusives for each. Not sure how they will work that out.

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#2

rockodoodle commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

There's multiple reasons why the Wii U didn't catch on- but the main one has to be poor marketing. " I think with Wii U, our challenge was that perhaps people didn't understand the system." Nintendo didn't explain its value proposition- and then overall simply did not spread the word about the system in general.

Sadly, I think there's a lot of people who would love a Wii U. They just don't know about the system- or what the system is capable of. If it weren't for the gamepad, I probably would have just passed on the system all together. I hadn't owned a home console since the SNES and then it would have just been another video game system for me.

The only reason I thought about getting the system in the first place was b/c I thought my step son's dad was giving him a "new wii." I thought it was the Wii U, but it was just a Wii. So, the more I looked into it, the more I wanted one. The thing that held me back was the lack of games- so I waited until April. I had a fair number of games to play through the summer, but things got a little stale until Pikmin, Rayman and W101 released. By then, it had lost any momentum from launch- and people were getting hyped over the Xbone and Ps4.

They should have had more available right after launch. I like NSMBU- but it was pretty underwhelming for selling a new system. Super Mario 3d World would have turned more heads. They should have launched with this and shortly thereafter DKTF and had NSMBU launch in Feb. 2014. Then had MK8 ready for Christmas, Splatoon ready last summer etc.

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#10

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo is Discontinuing the Basic 8GB Wii U ...:

@MegaWatts I got about $60 of free stuff with my digital download promotion.....So, I guess it was a push with me. I like having the few extra gigs b/c it's a semi-portable system for me- I realize that hard drives aren't that big, but this is one less thing I have to worry about.

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#11

rockodoodle commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

@Pixel-Perfect Yeah, I don't expect people with no interest in a game like this to pick it up. But I also think that given the situation of Nintendo systems- that people should keep an open mind and take a chance on more games. I mean, people can't complain about the lack of releases if we as a group are pretty much only buying the same ole stuff.

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#15

rockodoodle commented on Rumour: Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could ...:

@Smooching on the one hand, I would think that with the issues they have had just producing Amiibo, that this would be a mess that they would not be ready to take on- but as you suggest, there are advances in this type of technology everyday. I'd guess they would have to charge more, at least at first. Maybe starting at $30 they can do it until demand subsides.

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#16

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapse...:

@Fandabidozi I was torn between getting a Ps4 and the Wind Waker Wii U. My GF at the time- has a six year old son, and he would play the Wii U when he came to my house. So, I figured, I'd go with a second Wii U for when I went over there b/c I had a bunch of games too. If I went Ps4, I'd have to start all over again, and for the most part there really wasn't all that much I wanted to play at the time.

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#17

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapse...:

@Grafeaux Nice! I have two Wii Us also- probably won't get a third for a while, as in when they are phasing out and moving on to the next system. I want to have a spare one for years down the road, as I will still be playing a lot of these games a long time from now. But, I WILL get a third Wii U eventually.

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#18

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapse...:

@IronMan28 I disagree. I think there are a lot of people out there who would enjoy the Wii U and what it has to offer- I'm one of them. I just happened to se what the Wii U was about two years ago and bought into it. Hadn't owned a home Nintendo system since the SNES and fell in love with the Wii U. there's more folks out there like me, Nintendo has to find them and explain how much fun a Wii U is.

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#22

rockodoodle commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

I suppose this was a decent idea to get fans tuned into Nintendo to check it out.... But it doesn't look like they have done much else besides a few promotions in california with some b rate teen disney movie stars (If read correctly).....

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#24

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mari...:

I don't see how someone coukd be against more tracks. The game itself is worth the $60... Actually it was $34 for me bc i got $23 trade in with NSMBU, then got NSMBU back with digital bonus on give away. I then got a $6 credit with digital delux. Anyway, I got my money's worth easily on the original purchase and welcome more @ the prices they suggest. With the dlc, i'd say the life of the game is easily extended by a year and a half.

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#25

rockodoodle commented on Review: Best Friends - My Horse 3D (3DS eShop):

Yeah- that was just the example off the top of my head at the time. It just seems that there have been some times when I waited, waited, waited for a review and in the meantime, there were several reviews of stuff that is obviously gonna be a low quality affair. I get it- sometimes these types of games surprise, and maybe there is a function to the reader in steering them away or at least giving some guidance to these types of games...I just think there should be a better prioritization.

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#26

rockodoodle commented on Review: Best Friends - My Horse 3D (3DS eShop):

@Barbiegurl777 well, that was just off the top of my head- there's probably a few more. Like Puzzles and Dragons should have been reviewed before this. Seems like that's always the case- that there's a long list of games that should get reviewed before these that get rated so low. FWIW, Runny Eggs is a really good game, especially for the price. And I like the new star wars tables (even tho they aren't really that new, but they are worth a look if you are a fan of star wars or pinball).

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#33

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo of America Aims to Cause a Splash for...:

@rjejr Nintendo didn't do a good job of explaining the benefits of the gamepad. They thought it was asymmetric play and other innovations- which I thought was pretty cool, but the main reason I like it is b/c of offline play. For families, this is a pretty big deal. I also think it's pretty cool b/c the console is fairly portable.

Anyway, I love the gamepad- almost all of my friends who come over think it's really cool too. The Wii U was a marketing failure, not a technological one. I have an XBone- and my Wii U gets a ton more play. While the XBone has better specs, I don't feel like it just blows away the Wii U. In fact, I'd put Bayonetta, MK8 or SM3dW up against any Xbone game in terms of graphics.

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#34

rockodoodle commented on Nintendo of America Aims to Cause a Splash for...:

This will be a good game that won't catch on except in the Nintendo community. For this to have had an impact on the Wii U, it should have been launched last year. Zelda will be the only thing that moves units- and at that, it will probably be at the rate that we saw with Smash/MK8. Respectable, but not enough to catch up to the other systems.

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#35

rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

More tracks... But challenges and missions woukd be cool too. They timed these releases perfectly too. Just as the original tracks were getting stale, the first DLC came out. And for the last month even tho i still played it, I wasn't playing it all that much- maybe twice per week. Now, I can go back to this being a daily thing.

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#38

rockodoodle commented on Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen...:

@holygeez03 Yeah.... I bought the second star wars pack on Xbone.... and will likely do the same for any other interesting tables. Releasing Star Wars a year late is pretty bogus. They can't blame anybody but themselves for poor Wii U sales. Oddly, I would think that the Wii U would be a good profile, given the type of gamer this is geared toward- more casual arcade style.....

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#46

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

@MasterBlaster I was just talking about me. I fully realize that most people won't buy a game just b/c it's Nintendo. But there are going to be some that will, especially if the Wii U is their main system.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Bayonetta hit a million or close to a million in lifetime sales at some point (unless the VG charts numbers are totally wrong, which is possible). W101 was released when there were only 4-5 million users. And at that, Bayonetta was released when there were about 7-8 million users.

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#47

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

@ quorthon, it's a decent install base b/c it has no competition from other developers. For a title to hit 1 million, only one out of ten Wii U owners has to buy the game. Roughly one game every month/month and a half comes out. For that reason, I plan on buying all Nintendo releases (retail)- unless it's just something that doesn't interest me like Just Dance, Lego, Skylanders, Disney Infinity etc.

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#48

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

Probably should wait until E3 to contemplate what Nintendo's plans are for the console. I'd think that it would still be worth while for them to develop games for it- with 10 million users now, this is a decent install base. the sooner they release a new console, they have to start all over again at ground zero. Plus, the sooner they release, the less powerful the console will be with the prices of components dropping. I would think that Nov. 2017 would be the time to release, if not 2018. Possibly, release the handheld component first in 2017 and then console in 2018.