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rosemo

rosemo

Male, 37, United States

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#2

rosemo commented on Video: Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage Shows a...:

I was actually surprised this wasn't a New 3DS exclusive game. After E3, I predicted that they would announce that it was New 3DS only. However, I bet the New 3DS hasn't sold enough to justify it. Code Name: Steam is another game that runs a lot better on the NN3DS, at least so I'm told.

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#4

rosemo commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's 2015?:

Wii U: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Super Mario Maker and Yoshi's Woolly World are great. Also, Affordable Space Adventures and the Humble Nindie Bundle.

3DS: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Yokai Watch, BOXBOY!! and Pokemon Picross are great.

That's all the time I have to play games anyway so I'm satisfied.

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#5

rosemo commented on Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Did...:

This is disappointing. However, most of the "Nindie" group is not completely exclusive to Nintendo platforms. At some point, they need to make money so I am on board with them staying in business and supporting Nintendo in the future. As for feedback, I would say first, they need to stop with the vaporware projects like Treasurenauts. I agree with a previous poster that RK is overambitious and does not market the games well. They could really benefit from partnering with another studio like Choice Provisions or Curve Studios to publish their games. Second, they should stop focusing on remakes and concentrate on new IP. On 3DS, they remade ATV Wild Ride, Moon Chronicles and Dementium, all games that came out for DS. Third, they need to make a new game with existing IP rather than expansion packs of previous games. With Mutant Mudds, we got Mutant Mudds, Mutant Mudds Deluxe and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. So these games are being viewed by the community as expansion packs and are subject to diminishing returns, especially when each iteration is more difficult than the preceding one. I am not a video game dev and little experience in this area, but I think if RK had a solid marketing/publishing partner and focused on getting quality new games out the door, they will be around for a long time.

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#9

rosemo commented on Miitomo, Nintendo's First Smartphone Game, Is ...:

Well, here's the thing. They are darned if they do and if they don't. To use a premium IP would be viewed as selling off the core business to mobile. To use a new or unestablished IP would be viewed as "not going far enough". They are in a tough spot. For my part, I don't care about the concept of this first game. However, I may be interested in the other four. I'd be willing to bet game #2 comes out pretty quickly after Miitomo.

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#10

rosemo commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:

@mookysam Agreed. I think the NX will be more of a game hub that houses games and streams them to your TV via dongles, similar to Chromecast. They will also sell you a handheld device to download from the hub to take on the go. The handheld will then sync with the hub when back in range. You can then fire up the game on the TV and continue with your current save. The handheld can also serve as a gamepad to maintain Wii U compatibility. Just my theory.

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#11

rosemo commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:

@mookysam Agreed. I think the NX will be more of a game hub that houses games and streams them to your TV via dongles, similar to Chromecast. They will also sell you a handheld device to download from the hub to take on the go. The handheld will then sync with the hub when back in range. You can then fire up the game on the TV and continue with your current save. The handheld can also serve as a gamepad to maintain Wii U compatibility. Just my theory.

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#12

rosemo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

It doesn't matter if he signed an NDA or not. If I speak at an IT related conference, I have to run my presentation by my employer even though the company is not an IT company. The reason is because they want to make sure that what I am saying represents the company well. I'm assuming that if Nintendo cleared Chris to be on a game related podcast and knew the topics in advance, he would have been fine. However, he apparently did not and violated company policy. Also, everyone needs to remember that employment at any company is an "at will" situation. You can quit your job at any time for any reason. LIkewise, the company can quit you as well if they feel like they don't need your services or you are not performing to expectations. Let's all wake up to that reality and move on. It serves you just as well as it serves the company.

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#13

rosemo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

I disagree with the premise of this article. I listened to the interview and, while I enjoyed the candid discussion, I am not at all shocked that Chris was fired. In fact, his comments since the firing indicate that he is not holding Nintendo at fault either. I work in IT but the company I work for is in a highly regulated industry. If I divulge any information publicly about the company or its product development, I am as good as gone. I signed that NDA on day one, and it is binding even if I leave the company. But that doesn't mean that the company's culture is broken. Nintendo doesn't owe anyone any information on insider baseball. With that said, I hope Chris Pranger finds employment quickly and is able to provide for his family.

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#16

rosemo commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

Well, I'm 37 and I think smartphone games are crap, so take that Mr. Hino. I did get Fantasy Life on 3DS but will not play the sequel. And actually, my kids like the Wii U more than the 3DS. I mostly play the 3DS in our household.

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#19

rosemo commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

I believe this is actually a really sound business move. The fact is that technology is becoming very commoditized now, so that most companies don't maintain their own infrastructure/support services but outsource them to specialized companies. Nintendo is making moves to invest some of their war chest in the e-commerce and mobile space instead of trying to do it all in-house. Of course, they have been doing this for years with game development studios. I wouldn't be surprised if the Nintendo of 10 years from now looks very different from the Nintendo of today, unrecognizable even.

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#22

rosemo commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

I tried playing smartphone games and I hate them because of the controls and the microtransactions. If this is where video games go, then I will gladly find another hobby. However, there are still more than enough "pay and play" games that I am not worried about this for now.

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#23

rosemo commented on Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's ...:

@minotaurgamer Nintendo's fork of the Android OS (AOSP) would not be any more open than is Amazon's Fire OS, which is just a souped up fork of Android. In personal conversations, I have suggested that this may be the way forward for Nintendo as well. They could have access to a lot of social and web services at no cost and be able to lock down the OS to only access the Nintendo eShop as the app store.

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#25

rosemo commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

If I remember correctly, the relentless sequels are why he stepped away from the Kirby franchise as well. Maybe it is time for him to move on now that SSB is well established. He could also take a more Miyamoto like role and supervise/oversee development but leave the day to day work in the hands of others whom he mentors.

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#27

rosemo commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

This is intriguing but I don't think I'll buy it. I've got too many games for the non-upgraded 3DS to play to need to spend money on a new one. This seems a lot like the DSi to me. There were a few retail DSi-only games, you know. I think Konami published one, but Nintendo only released DSiware. So this could be like the GBC, which was a stop gap until the GBA was ready. They may just want to extend the 3DS until the WiiU is ready to be replaced so they can introduce new systems built on the same infrastructure.

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#31

rosemo commented on Review: Color Zen (3DS eShop):

This is the problem with games like this, Quell and others. Typically, the 3DS version is $2-$5 more than the phone version. I understand the eshop has increased costs but it is hard to pass up the phone version when one is on a limited budget and has access to a smartphone. It makes me to wonder how well these games sell on 3DS/Wii U.

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#36

rosemo commented on Review: EDGE (3DS eShop):

I commented in the forum that I think the game is good but the 3D is broken. The images ghost a lot for me. I usually play in 3D so I noticed it right away. I do enjoy the game though. The level design and music are great!

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#39

rosemo commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

Though the device is slightly ugly and name (2DS???) is confusing, I believe this is actually a very smart move by Nintendo. Look at their lineup for Christmas:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Mario Party: Island Tour
Pokemon X/Y

They hit all their major user audiences with those three releases and then offer cheap hardware to allow for playing the new games. It (and the rest of the 3DS family) will sell like crazy. Good move.

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#43

rosemo commented on Review: Mega Man 4 (NES):

I had Mega Man 3 and 4 as a kid. My friend had MM 1 & 2. I played all four and I've got to say, we actually liked the fact that this game was less frustrating than the others. I think it is all a matter of perspective. Older, more experienced gamers will naturally like the more difficult challenges.