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Sinister

Sinister

Germany

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Sinister

#1

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

@Discostew Because it is fun to watch them play and fail at a game.
It gives context to what is happening and the game picture is more interesting than a face. Tho most Let's Play i watch have no facecam what so ever. And i still would not watch a different player play the same game.

Some Let's Plays i watch to even learn stuff about games i play. For example i watch Grubby on twitch a lot when he plays HotS because he is really good at the game and i hope to learn some something and get a better understanding of the game.
Gues what he gets invited to the US for a tournament (as a caster i believe) and Blizzard made sure he could Stream from Blizzard HQ after the tournament was done for the day.
Blizzard even had a community vot on the best streamers for their games and the winner got a nice check.

Sinister

#2

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

@PaperMario64 If people buy their hardware and software regardless then why does the WiiU suffer so much and the 3DS can't get close to the DS sales.

The old demographic that bought the DS and the Wii have moved on to Smartphones and Tablets. And Nintendo is left with what little they had at the end of the Gamecube/GBA era. And it appears to be shrinking.
Pokemon is on a steady decline and lost nearly 60% of its playerbase already.

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#3

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

What many people here don't seem to understand is why people watch Let's Plays these days.
People watch because of the person playing the game not because of the game. Most people will start out watching Let's Play because of the game but after a while that changes.

Just take a look at twitch and explain why channel a playing game x has so much more viewers than channel b playing said game x.
It is because of the streamer. If you are boring noone will watch you.
Same situation on youtube. If you are good at waht you do people will watch you no matter what game you play.
These days people watch Pewdiepie because of him and not because of the game he plays.

I watch some streamers because i like them and i pretty much watch every game they play no matter if i am interested or not. And sometimes it makes me interested in a game and i buy it.

The problem right now is that all the big streamers and youtubers shy away from nintendo and give that exposition to other games. Some even want to put nintendo games on their channel because they enjoy them but don't because other companies don't treat them like nintendo does.

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#4

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

@Kaze_Memaryu Can you link me to any articles or tweets that say that EA and Activision taking down negative reviews lately? Since i have not seen any outcry in the Youtube community over this in the past few months even years i find it hard to believe. I would like to read up on it.

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#5

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

@Kaze_Memaryu You know that many companies like EA and Acitivision now encourage Youtubers to make videos about their games. Because they know that Youtube is great for marketing. And most of the time it does not cost them anything.

I want to see my fav content creators play Nintendo games. But nearly everyone is now stopping doint it. Some even refuse to make reviews for Nintendogames. Youtube pretty much replaced TV for me. I got Youtube , Netflix and my BD library for my non gaming entertainment.
And just to clarify. I do not watch those people for the games. But for who they are and what they do while they are playing. So them playing Nintendo games would be a bonus to me.

Calling others pathatic is great btw. Gives your argument a lot of weight.

@Kirk Since many other American Companies are not as strange as Nintendo in this regard i would blame te Japanese HQ for the mess.

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#15

Sinister commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

As a newcomer to the harvest moon franchise would ToTT be a gooid entry point? I am considering picking it up and from what i read it sounds to be a more simpler game than other harvest moon games. That would be a bonus to me since i would be totally new to the series.

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#16

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

@noctowl You are part of the problem. Because of people like you every game gets more and more micro transactions put into them. You sure can't wait for the Mario game that will let you buy lives and powerups to continue right? Oh and at a certain point these will be the only wa to progress in a decent timeframe.

These games need to fail so hard no publisher will ever pick them up again.

Sinister

#17

Sinister commented on Pokémon Shuffle Available to Download Right N...:

Everyone who downloads it (its ok if you just want to get the club nintendo bonus) is part of the problem. This game is wht everyone hates about gaming on smartphones. We can't let this get a foothold on Handhelds.

I really hope that Nintendo will lose money on this game. But i doubt it.

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#23

Sinister commented on Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?:

For me it is Gold/Silver.
All later Pokémon suffer from feature creep. The games get so overloaded with features. G/S improved upon R/B in so many ways and still kept the game simple enough.

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#35

Sinister commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

Tbh i think Nintendo is setting a bad precedent here.
If i buy something i should be able to use it no matter what the company that sold it thinks. They can deny us updates if we do not accept new eulas (while i still think its bad) but forcing a update and tell us after the fact we need to accept the new eula otherwise we can not use the product any more.

And everyone who thinks he shoudl just accept is part of one of the biggest problems with the indutsry at the momen. Just accepting everything the publishers want to push down our throats.

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#36

Sinister commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

The only Ubisoft games i will buy are the Anno games on PC. But they are so rare that i can go without buying one of their games for a long long time.
I even got two of their games for WiiU so i do not consider me part of the "problem".

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#43

Sinister commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Can only vote for those that i own. and since i am not a big Mario J&R player i do only own 6.
Super Mario Land, 6 Golden Coins, Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros, New Super Mario Bros Wii and Super Mario 3D Land.
Out of those i like 3D Land the most followed by 6 Golden Coins and Sunshine.

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#48

Sinister commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

No Yorumi you want to force me to change to karts that will abuse this technique best. You want me to play your way. I want that everyone can play as the driver they want. Se how i spun that. Now you are the elitist who wants to force everyone to play as he wants.
You really want to have to play Funky Kong on a Bike all over again?

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#49

Sinister commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

Yorumi there is nothing elitist about wanting these things gone. Sneaking for example was not fun when most of your opponents did not use it. Getting first place for hand cramps is not something i would consider fun.

I take MK racing way too seriously and scream at my monitor all the time. But this is just not fun.