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Wed 22nd May, 2013

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Technosphile commented on Tekken 7 Revealed At Evo 2014, Platforms Uncon...:

PC/PS4/Xbone. Even if it did come to Wii U it would be a huge downgrade graphically. I guess the PS4 will finally have a 2nd game to buy it for.

That said, Tekken Tag 2 on Wii U is amazing. But its Miiverse community is cancer.



Technosphile commented on It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games...:

So where is After Burner 2 for the west after nearly a year? Where is OutRun? People talked of these being foregone conclusions for eShop release worldwide, but not a peep has been said about either. And all the while, new Sega 3D Classics continue to be announced for Japan.

Basically, bite me, "Sega".



Technosphile commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

These "Amiibo" are not going to grab the Skylanders audience. Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures use hardware families already have; 360 and Wii systems bought many years ago. The rub here--that you have to buy another $300 console merely to use Amiibo--is, in my opinion, a very tough sell. Amiibo might be popular with adults who already own Wii U, but I don't think the dollar signs Nintendo is seeing will materialize.

If they had to do this, Nintendo might have been better off entering a partnership with Disney or Activision to make the Amiibo concept work in already-existing software, but exclusive to the Nintendo versions. Or even better, scrap the whole concept and use the capital spent in developing this idea into what the Wii U actually needs: quality Nintendo software.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tem...:

@Peach64 this. The whole discussion of third party and Wii U is close to becoming moot since third party development will be entirely for PS4/Xbone/PC by 2016.

Nintendo's best option for "third party" software is to keep financing/publishing projects like Bayonetta, stuff that is out of their comfort zone but appeals to a certain audience. I personally think Devil's Third looks terrible, but Nintendo publishing it is a smart move PR-wise since it makes it look like Wii U has at least some third-party support and can cater to the M for Mature crowd.



Technosphile commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:

You see, Crapcom? You reap what you sow.

For ruining Biohazard/Resident Evil, Outsourcing nearly every single one of your beloved Japanese-made properties to clueless western devs, Sitting on untold amounts of IP and never doing a single thing with any of them for decades, Letting all your talented staff who made Capcom great once just scatter to the winds, releasing countless compilation titles with subpar resolution and sound, never bothering to give Warzard a home release, for having the single worst U.S. office of any Japanese game company and allowing them to constantly make unnecessary name changes and cut "risqué" content, for RUINING BIOHAZARD WHICH I LOVED WITH ALL MY HEART deserve to go out of business, "Capcom". You deserve to have your assets picked apart by the vultures of the industry. You deserve to have to sell Rockman to Nintendo because you don't deserve him anyway. You deserve for Microsoft to buy you out and completely destroy your legacy just like they did to Rare.

Nintendo acquiring them is better than "Capcom" deserves. And that won't happen anyway, if Nintendo didn't have the dough for Atlus then you better believe they can't afford "Capcom", which based on its Intellectual Property alone I have to think could command as much as a billion dollars in a bidding war. None of that will happen, either, they'll find some way to restructure yet again and keep dragging that once-proud gold and blue logo through the mud.



Technosphile commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releas...:

@HaThready quite short, but if you go into it without a walkthrough or something you'll get a lot out of it.

I wish Flashback's latest version had been treated with the same amount of love and respect as this clearly has been. Instead, the Flashback name was slapped onto a very different, very terrible "remake".



Technosphile commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and...:

I was hoping that photo of him using the Oculus was to be the catalyst for a whole new direction at Nintendo. VR could change the very basis of gaming as we know it; Nintendo better not end up behind on it like they did with online play.



Technosphile commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

After this I am totally convinced that Nintendo's no live press conference approach is the way to go. Sony and Microsoft's presentations were both awkward, clumsy, and cheesy. I am also at the age where hearing people audibly cheer and whoop at the announcement of a video game (or a developer logo) makes me cringe. I am embarrassed for such people. On the flipside, the thunderous roar for Rockman's Final Smash during the Invitational was awesome, though I think that falls more in the line of "e-sports".

The Treehouse broadcasts were great just as a means to see a lot more of these games than non-attendees normally do at E3. These were so successful that I fully expect Sony and Microsoft to ape the idea next year.

All in all, "winning E3" to me is about generating the most hype, and Nintendo had virtually every headline everywhere after the first day. It was a fun few days to be a Nintendo fan, and a welcome break from Wii U doom articles.



Technosphile commented on Feature: How Rik Mayall Helped Bring Anarchy T...:

....I hadn't heard this. Thanks for the lovely news, NintendoLife.

I love The Young Ones, Rik was my favorite character. My little sister and I recite his monologue at the beginning of the "Bombs" episode often.

Please don't edit my posts if you've never seen an episode of The Young Ones and don't get it.



Technosphile commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

Has anyone brought up how Ubisoft is tossing their full support behind the Xbone, which is struggling as mightily--maybe even worse than--the Wii U?

I just wish the guy would be honest and say, "we tried, we supported Wii U but our games on it don't sell, so we're moving on". That I could at least respect, but this bogus line about finished software waiting for a larger userbase is just a load of crap.



Technosphile commented on Brain Training / Brain Age Makes DS Début on ...:

Brain Age is a horizontally-oriented game, but this does not inspire confidence. If DS games on the Wii U are not

TV=Top screen


then don't bother, Nintendo. Makes you wonder if they can't get that configuration to work, somehow.



Technosphile commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Confir...:

Its the same game with slight graphical improvements. So I think it is cool, but Another World can be beaten in 17 minutes, so it better be cheap.

That Flashback remake was abysmal and insulting. Way to ruin a legendary game, Ubisoft.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

Mixed bag here.

On one hand, the controller adapter news is fantastic. The 3DS version of Smash is inferior in literally every aspect now.

On the other hand, this news about the Dewritos Pope likely means no tense, awkward showdown between he and Reggie this year, something that was becoming an E3 tradition.



Technosphile commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for Japan With Free...:

Since when is DLC even a good thing? Many of you are salivating at the idea of it in Mario Kart 8, but step back a moment and think about what that could eventually mean: $1.99 for custom color sets, $4.99 for a pack of three chassis, $14.99 for three additional characters.

Be careful what you wish for.



Technosphile commented on Ubisoft Makes Little Mention of Nintendo in Pl...:

Can you even fathom a third party developing a Wii U exclusive on the level of ZombiU here in 2014? That simply is not going to happen. Ubisoft tried, they did their part for Wii U, and Nintendo failed them, so they're moving on. Plain and simple.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Looking To "Harvest" 3DS Success To A...:

The 3DS' success is sort of baffling to me, because on the surface it seems to have many of the same problems the Wii U does:

-consumer apathy, most people don't know what a 3DS is; or the difference between it, a DS or a 2DS
-confusing name, see above
-outclassed performance-wise by its competition
-mostly just Nintendo games with little 3rd-party support
-built around a stupid gimmick no one likes or uses

It's not cheap, either. And yet, it's the only bright spot for Nintendo these days. Good thing too, but the similarities are there.



Technosphile commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

@midnafanboy Au contraire, mon frere..I do more to support Nintendo products than probably most of the drones here. Early Wii U buyer, on my 2nd 3DS, bought all the Rusty's Real Deal Baseball minigames, bought Mario Golf World Tour AND a season pass for it a few days ago, the list goes on.

But the writing is on the wall. The PS4 (which I don't own yet) is going to completely dominate this gen, while the Wii U will continue to be a gushing wound in Nintendo's side, should they be foolish enough to continue supporting it for long. This Pokemon announcement in particular just sort of reeks of panicky desperation; does anyone really expect these to be any more than marginally different from X or Y?



Technosphile commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

@Theober555 Wrong! They are reportedly down to about $7 1/2 billion. At the rate they have been losing money, that is enough to carry them through the next six years.

@DanteSolablood Sony is a huge company with money coming in (or out) from many different markets in consumer electronics. Nintendo has one business, and that business is failing. Miserably.

As bad as Sony has had it the last two years, the Playstation brand is healthy. The Nintendo brand is dying.