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Fri 8th October, 2010

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thanos316 commented on Nintendo Completes Share Buyback, Including So...:

Now this is a smart move by nintendo. buying back your own stock for little money than you may have sold it for at first. then in 6 months are so they could sell it at a higher price. or control their own destiny more. very smart move. now nintendo just start investing in some r&d...



thanos316 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Aban...:

nintendo was behind the curve on the cartride vs disc. then it went its own way with the wii. some things are hit and miss. before the wii came out nintendo had a code name of "revolution" and if they would have named the wii u the revolution then i think things would be a little better. nintendo has to listen to devs also and work with devs. the 3ds has a lot of dev support. nintendo can still help the wii u go big. the wii u isn't dead at all, it just needs a boost in software. the pad isn't a weakness, its the wii u's biggest strength..



thanos316 commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

am i the only person that dont want remakes..they are a lot of good games on this list but none i want to play again. nintendo is sitting on some gold mines and don't want to let them out. if they bring out a new metroid it would be amazing. i think it would rival halo, or gears of war.. correct me if im wrong.



thanos316 commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

metroid. new zelda, and not a remake. xenoblades 2. a new super mario galaxy. i guess it takes the stock or share holders to lose money for nintendo to try something different. nintendo users has been asking for new games. nintendo users been asking for big games early in the life cycle. nintendo users been asking for gamecube back ward compatability right out the box. i guesss it takes some bad news for nintendo to change a lil. im not asking for a big change, just listen to your base and you can tell a lot.



thanos316 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:

The wii u hasn't failed, its only year two. one hit and this system will be pushing out units. more marketing, more indie titles, and more word of mouth. Its always doom and gloom for nintendo. not everyone hits a homerun everytime up at bat. give the wii u some time.



thanos316 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

this is year two for the wii u. but its not dead yet. year one was ruff and i blame that on nintendo. better marketing would have been good. better name to separate it from the wii. i don't believe that people mistake it as just an add on to the wii, but you have to differentiate it a bit. the game pad is good i bet. big titles takes time to come out. they should have put that wii money into r&d. but like i said they have indie devs on their side, and they just need that one hit to get the wii u name out there. A $5 game can go a long way as we have seen in this time. 2 months ago it was the ps4 and xbone. now its the steam machines. the wii u name has to get out there, and get people talking. big games yes will help and more advertising. so iwata shouldn't step down.. not at all



thanos316 commented on Capcom Claims Its New Panta Rhei Game Engine C...:

good to hear that this engine could be adapted to any system. but does that mean that capcom has a game in development for the wii u. this is wii u 2nd year on the market. lets hope it picks up some steam in usa. this news doesn't make me exited. i want to hear definite titles thats in development now or coming out soon for the wii u. the 3ds is doing fine so thats all good.



thanos316 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

this isn't five years ago. nintendo knew that they had to come out with something much better than the wii was at the time. this is something that they are a little nieve about. what sold today won't necessarily sell tomorrow. i love the wii but im not sold on the wii u. the best controller ive ever played with is the wii mote and nunchuck. nintendo for the wii u needed to add more power for devs and still be creative. they got one part right but not the power part. im sure the wii u kicks out some good graphics but some devs wants the power to do anything..



thanos316 commented on Nintendo Dominates Festive Hardware Charts in ...:

Japan is the place where the ds got a good run going and never looked back. if the wii u can pick up steam in japan and then create a good run over here in north america then the wii u will be in good shape. people are very hard on nintendo but if your hardware is selling no matter where then its a good thing. lets hope the wii u can get that same success here in the u.s.



thanos316 commented on The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could ...:

So people buy Nintendo systems to play Nintendo games. Well that may be half right. But right now they aren't much of those. Nintendo needs a killer app and it needs games.. the 3ds has games and the wii u needs it now. All I see on tv is just dance ads. Where are the mario ads. The ads with other 3rd party games that says buy me. Show me a call of duty ghost add with the wii u gamepad the focus and then have wii u show alongside it at the end. Now that is good marketing. . Sony got it right this time around. Sony has a good marketing push. Good feedback from devs. And they have games.



thanos316 commented on Poll: Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your At...:

the consoles are now going head to head. these coming weeks will tell a lot. but this console generation seems different. maybe im defferent with my purchases and thinking.. but the pc is looking very good right now for a gaming device.



thanos316 commented on Nintendo Launches New Wii U Christmas Advertis...:

cheesy.. thats what comes to mind when i see that picture. or when i seen that ad of super mario game. and when i see the ps4 and xbox one ads i see over the top action. idk which marketing strategy will win but we shall find out soon.



thanos316 commented on Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of ...:

this is just the share holders talking right now. things can obviously change in a heart beat. shares also went up when word got out that nintendo might be making an android tablet. but its all about actual sales and money.. perception can help you for so long. show a real profit and everything is good.



thanos316 commented on Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy...:

I like how you mention PC rigs. But a desktop pc is known for web browsing and office documents more than for playing games. gaming pc's are intimidating i thing. too much talk about power and max graphics the ordinary person knows nothing about. the steam machine is in the right place. Its all about marketing. gotta get critics and people talking.the ps4 has momentum behind them right now. and then next it will be the xbox one. so mario will push up the hardware for the wii u. but it will take more to see how long success last for each system..



thanos316 commented on Happy Birthday, Wii U - You're One Today:

happy birthday.. but i hope year two is better than the first. well wii u needs more push and hopefully more games. i see the lineup on gamestop and its slim to me. hope it gets better in the spring



thanos316 commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

Its all about power. innovation. games. experience. advertising. good promotion. the wii u is suffering i think because of lack of games, advertising and not enough power for some devs... the wii u still has a chance. the smaller games and the game pad.. just one killer app can change the tide to wii u favor. lets just wait and see. i see the push for the 3ds but the wii u needs a great push. stop the waiting and talk. its time for action. and its long over due



thanos316 commented on Feature: Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland:

who cares if it isnt popular in poland. i just beat xenoblades.. yes finally. i know its been out for a while. but ive been without my wii for 9 months. i put many hours into that game. Xenoblades is one of the best games ive ever played..



thanos316 commented on Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart:

advertising is what nintendo needed to do. and then in the video game world you need good word of mouth. if your friend says hey this thing is great then you will more than likely give it a go. if a reviewer gives it positive feed back then your like okay yea imma check it out. then you gotta have games, games and games. you have to keep pushing the system. i mean nintendo has a lot of people saying the wii u is great and this and that, but where are the tv ads. when i see a video game ad for a game, i then see ps4 across the screen. ninty needs to get its name attached to a big name video game. spend some money in advertising and you will see a difference



thanos316 commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:

nintendo wii u needs marketing on tv. ive seen xbox one and ps4 ads. it also hurts nintendo when most of the big games are being delayed. xbox one and ps4 are coming out in the near future and the steam box is coming out early next year. so nintendo need some hard hitting games. mario games are all good but they need some big titles. star fox, zelda. im glad they are helping indie devs, cause that can help in a good relationship for bigger future games. ninty need to do a lot more. have an advertisement where its call of duty ghosts showing off the wii u actual gameplay , the game pad, and then at the end have nintendo's name plastered all over the screen..



thanos316 commented on Aonuma: Information About Majora's Mask Can Be...:

A remake is all fine and good. But didn't we see a teaser of an hd link yrs ago. I want something new and epic in this series. . The Nintendo fans will buy a remake but it won't pull people in from other consoles. Ninty needs that killer app that brings in new players.



thanos316 commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Could Have Ruled The Micro-C...:

micro console market i think not.. nintendo has this habit of doing strange things. like now with the 2ds. the 3ds is selling like hotcakes so why disrupt it and confuse people with a 2ds. but a micro console makes no sense. nintendo just needed to make a powerful console. and better marketing in the early months and they would be in great shape with the wii u now



thanos316 commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

wait.. hold up. what an article to write. if you don't like the game then don't purchase it for yourself or your child. i respect your opinion but if i want to get this game then i will. im not boycotting anything of the sort. you sound like a fanboy when you put a pic of link in your article. if you want to play the game then play it and have lots of fun with it. play what ever game you like its your choice, its your money and its your time.



thanos316 commented on Burnout And Need For Speed Studio Criterion Do...:

its definitely sad to anyone lose their job. today you have to be very econimical. you gotta make things work with less. so sometimes its hard when these decisions come down. but best of luck to everyone that was let go and hope they find something new fast.



thanos316 commented on Talking Point: Marketing Wii U to the Masses:

the wii u name sucks.. nintendo should have went with the revolution for the name but they stuck with the wii for brand recognition. ok so thats settled. no big games in a long time. ok they've had some good games come out but people want big games to justify a purchase. they should have pushed the tablet accesory much harder, get games out on it much sooner. its not until recently that more and more games are coming out just for the tablet. push the eshop more.. integrate it with the 3ds eshop. get more devs on your side, and make sure that they don't make crappy ports for your system, cause no one wins that way. word of mouth is also a big thing too... you just can't talk a big game and have no action. you have to push you system and make sure people knows it. what sold well last gen is not always gonna sell well now, so you gotta keep pushing out something new and fresh. i love nintendo. nintendo has me sold on the 3ds, but the wii u i'm not sold on just yet..



thanos316 commented on Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Foll...:

if the wii u doesn't pick up by mid 2014 then ninty should rethink their strategy. maybe they should bring out a new console late 2015 if all looks bleak. the ps vita tv console is not much of a threat. everyone now is bringing out a console, trying different things to see what works best. ninty should never have announced the 2ds which won't get much response in a positive way. nintendo on its next console needs to do more action and less talking.. more games and less gaps in between.



thanos316 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

@Caryslan you noob the iphone is a phone first thing first. mobile games are the most $10.... the 3ds is an official gaming system. they bring out a new iphone like every 6 months. ds sold like hotcakes. the 3ds is picking up steam. oh yea mobile gaming is here to stay you may be right but the wii u has a tablet controller that attracts games also found on mobile devices and more.



thanos316 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

okay so nintendo is going through a rough patch right now. okay everyone knows this. well the wii u is. the 3ds is doing fairly well. damn idiotic comments all the time. will nintendo die i don't really think so. more doom and gloom..



thanos316 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May Be Playing Catch-...:

@Warruz i do agree that the gamepad is great for football games. i remember using the dreamcast gamepad and using the onscreen display to hide my play calling from my friend sitting next to me. its always those simple things that makes a game great. and as for publishers wanting to see more units out there then thats the wrong move in my mind. they slept on the first wii. so y make the same mistake now. if you make good games, and you have good advertisement then the units would move. but we shall see how things go in the fall for the different systems..



thanos316 commented on Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers A...:

im sure nintendo came to some publishers and devs and was like this is what we are doing and this is what we aren't doing. devs left the nintendo last gen and started developing more for other platforms. why should nintendo consider people who hung them out to dry last gen and call their hardware not up to par. nintendo is focused on pushing out its titles. if bethesda or any other publishers or devs wants to get on board then they definitely can. but im sure when that happens they will just send out shovelware to the wii u.



thanos316 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Low-Key Approach to ...:

hmm the 2ds .. not a good choice. i won't be picking this up. i already have a 3ds that works fine. no need for this thing. how the heck can ninty justify this. they are killing the momentum of the 3ds by bringing this out.



thanos316 commented on Wii U Name Isn't To Blame For Poor Sales, Says...:

well the name wii u really sucks.they was trying to bank on the wii name. but the name wii was a bad name from the start. the revolution was definitely a better name that everyone was expecting. but poor sales are from the lack of games. the lack of a push in the early months.