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theBluntKnight

theBluntKnight

kaizokuou ni orewa naru!!!!!!!!!!!!

Australia

The blunt knight isn't the otaku this city deserves, he is the otaku this city needs right now.

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#4

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

I can totally see more cross overs happening in future DLC Starfox would seem the best choice. with Fox being a new character and an arwing kart. Pikmin or Splatoon would also be good choices for cross overs. But something I'd like to see Nintendo put in a free update more than a classic battle mode (I was never hugely into battle mode to begin with) I'd wanna be able to set the game pad screen as a rear view mirror so that I can quickly glance down at it to see what is behind me rather than press x which I find hard to do while holding down A as I end up having to slide my thumb across the A button while holding it down so that the tip of my thum can reach the X button. Meanwhile the gamepad screen goes to waste when I'm using a TV screen to view. It seems like a wasted opportunity to me as that would be a really useful utilization of the wii U's dual screen design. I mean they already give racers the option of having a map screen either on the TV screen or the gamepad screen so why not offer the same with the rear view?

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#5

theBluntKnight commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download ...:

Fan-freaking-tastic DLC. I've been playing non-stop since yesterday. It's been a blast playing these new courses online. I've barely scratched the surface of 200cc but it really has a big impact. I'll have to revise how I attack each course in this new class but that just adds more replayability. The only downside to all this extra content to Mario Kart 8 is that it keeps me coming back to play Mario Kart 8 over and over again which is not great for the stack of unfinished wii U games that I have as MK8 is just too good to pass up and it's almost always the game I wanna play first. Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh first world problems.

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#7

theBluntKnight commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

@Quorthon you may feel that it would be better if Nintendo goes third party, you may even feel that it's inevitable. However I will respectfully disagree as I neither think it's inevitable or a step in the right direction. With all the cash that they have in the bank and the absence of debt their hand won't be suddenly forced like Sega's was and Sega hasn't been the same since they went third party. At first they released dreamcast-like games on sixth gen consoles but by the end of the seventh gen most of the games they were publishing were games that they got other studios to develop. And for every Bayonetta or Madworld there was a Sonic Boom or an Alien: Colonial Marines to muddy the water. You might like the idea of Nintendo games on playstation or xbox but I certainly don't if there's a risk of standards dropping the way Sega's did.

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#8

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I am truly crestfallen. I was looking forward to paying full price to play an unfinished game that was rushed out the door to meet an arbitrary deadline. I guess now I'll have to wait a little longer to play a polished masterpiece that is the best it can possibly be. What do they expect me to do in the meantime, carry on with life and tackle the backlog of unfinished games I have? Totally outrageous, this flies in the face of my sense of entitlement.

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#9

theBluntKnight commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

@Quorthon you may feel that it would be better if Nintendo goes third party, you may even feel that it's inevitable. However I will respectfully disagree as I neither think it's inevitable or a step in the right direction. With all the cash that they have in the bank and the absence of debt their hand won't be suddenly forced like Sega's was and Sega hasn't been the same since they went third party. At first they released dreamcast-like games on sixth gen consoles but by the end of the seventh gen most of the games they were publishing were games that they got other studios to develop. And for every Bayonetta or Madworld there was a Sonic Boom or an Alien: Colonial Marines to muddy the water. You might like the idea of Nintendo games on playstation or xbox but I certainly don't if there's a risk of standards dropping the way Sega's did. The way I see it Nintendo's console games are meant to be played Nintendo's consoles or not at all.

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#10

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

damn I wish I was the first to comment so I could say to all the folks that had trouble taking that article in.

TL;DR
Nintendo is partnering with a mobile games company called DeNa (I hadn't heard of them previously either) to make content specific for smart devices that will use Nintendo IP. In other words Nintendo themed games made for skrubs who are too tight to splash out on a 3DS or a wiiU to give them a taste of what they're missing out on. If it works it'll be genius.

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#15

theBluntKnight commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

Done diddily done. That question about paying a subscription fee was a little alarming, Cripes, I'd rather not have to look elsewhere for nintendo news.
Bit of a shame there wasn't a sound off box at the end as I would have liked to share my thoughts about why I dislike using the word game as a verb or adverb.

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#18

theBluntKnight commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

wow sales in Australia have really improved. I come from a land down under and I'm glad I wasn't the only one contributing to those improved numbers. Honestly I thought their strongest improvements would be in the US with PAL territories marginally improved. Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi !!!

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#19

theBluntKnight commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

If the next Bayonetta game gets made for a nintendo console then I hope it will be the next console, the "fusion". If they start making it now then in 2 or so years time it could be ready for a wiiU/"fusion" launch release like Twilight Princess was with the gamecube/wii.

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#24

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

the coming together of home and portable consoles seems inevitable with all the hints NIntendo has dropped. Also the new 3DS and wiiU do seem like precursors for such a machine minus the unified development platform.

It has me wondering tho, to achieve the unified development environment that both the home console half and the portable console half would have to share would it require compatible or at least similar hardware? I don't have a degree in computer science so I can't definitively say that both halves would need to run the same type of CPU. However I am willing to speculate that they do need to be the same type and if that's true then I think ARM is the direction they'll go. X86 and power PC are plenty powerful but neither can match the battery life of ARM and it's not as if ARM stuff runs like poopitypoop off of mains power. One possible way around the graphical limitations of ARM could be to have the system be able to use the chipsets of the home half and the portable half process data in parallel and getting improved textures and resolution that way and making do with a bit less when playing games on either half alone. And perhaps it could achieve best performance by physically connecting together on a dock. With good, clever programming such a thing is theoretically possible.

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#25

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

but but but didn't the armchair experts claim that NIntendo was doomed? that low sales of the wiiU would see Nintendo never make a profit? Didn't they say that Iwata had to be fired? Because if what I read is true then Nintendo are making profits despite lower sales than they'd like, which is due to the way these difficult times are being managed.

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#26

theBluntKnight commented on Koei Tecmo Releases Awesome Hyrule Warriors Wa...:

I'm glad to see that hyrule warriors has sold well. I've heard lots of good things and I look forward to getting a copy soon. Bayonetta has also sold pretty well for a Platinum game - the percentage of the install base it's sold to is higher on wiiU than that of it's predecessor. This could be the future of third party games on Nintendo consoles, if so I'll sooner take over shovelware and lazy ports.

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#28

theBluntKnight commented on New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On T...:

the new metal gear game has caught my interest but that'll be playable on PS3 but one game that will be console exclusive to PS4 that has caught my attention is SF V. But even that I would need to play first before even considering getting a PS4. Folks might like to buy a playstation and wait for the good games but I prefer to buy a playstation when it's near the end of it's life so that I can snap it up cheap and get the games that interest me on the cheap. I'll prioritise Nintendo stuff and get that new but not sony's gear, that's just how I roll.

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#29

theBluntKnight commented on Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales ...:

@CaviarMeths That line about nintendo swimming in a pool of Wii/DS money got me thinking what are the chances they'll probably name their next console Wii DS given how much they'd like to return to the phat stacks of cash they made with those consoles in the mid to late 2000's and that it follows in naming conventions established with the Wii U and 3DS

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#30

theBluntKnight commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

scalpers really piss me off. I'm just glad it's not as bad in Australia. At least with the majoras mask 3DS XL the retailers that were taking pre orders online had a limit of one per customer. Which at the very least slows down scalpers. It's thanks to this that I was able to snag one before they completely sold out. There was at least a 24 hour window of availability rather than the 24 minute window there seemed to be for our american counter parts.

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#32

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

It's pretty cool that Smash bros and Mario Kart on wiiU made it into the top 10. It just goes to show that it's true that well made Nintendo games that have mass appeal have tremendous staying power in the charts. How many weeks did we see games like call of duty rocket to the top of the chart and then drop off a week or two later while Mario Kart 8 stubbornly remained on the chart for months.

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#33

theBluntKnight commented on Fake Commercial for 'The Nintendo App' Stirs D...:

given that smartphones and tablets have a touchscreen like the wiiU the logical thing to do as I see it would be to have an app that lets people play demos of games that use the touchscreen interface in clever ways. If the app is free then people would be free to mess around with these demos and if they get hooked on the experience and crave more there can be a redirect that informs the user that "hey the full game is available on wiiU or 3DS" that might be the best way to tap into the massive smart devices market.

Also to everyone who said that playing precise games like mario bros and megaman on a touchscreen is daft, I concur 100%. The only way to play those games on a smart device without feeling cheated is to pair a bluetooth controller to it and use that.

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#34

theBluntKnight commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

If Nintendo was to make a new F-Zero game for current consoles their best way to guard against the possibility of high demand but low sales could be to crank out an HD remake of F-Zero GX but with new tracks and support for the GCN controller adapter. After being absent for the better part of a decade fans might be happy to buy an F-Zero game that is at once familiar but with new content rather than go to the expense of creating a new game engine from scratch. Even reskinning Mario Kart 8 into nuthin' but anti-gravity tracks would probably be a lot of work.

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#35

theBluntKnight commented on Video: Hacker Allegedly Shows Hidden Duck Hunt...:

@Sir_JBizzle holy hell 500 bucks spent already on amiibo when fuel for amiibo runs is factored in !! I admire your dedication at the very least. This just makes me wonder why can't Nintendo just have them available directly from them in addition to bricks and mortar retailers? Oh well at least Nintendo is doing well out of this new product line of theirs.

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#37

theBluntKnight commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

A list of things I would like to see in the next Nintendo console, in no particular order:

*backwards compatibility

*support for as many existing controllers as possible

*a proper account system instead of digital content being tied to hardware - this is the one thing that prevents me from buying games on virtual console

*no more region locking

*Do away with optical drives, replace game discs with digital distribution and game cards that use a proprietry flash memory format so that customers can still choose to have their games in physical format if so desired

*I like the idea of finally unifying home and portable consoles to work as one. Like maybe half the computational power be in the portable half and the other half in the home half so that they can work independently and output decent graphics like the 3DS currently does but when they're able to work together the game automatically upscales to much more detail to take advantage of the increased power available. Being able to play the same game on the go or at home could be a big selling point particularly in Japan where portable games are still really popular.

*I just hope NIntendo can find a way to reach out to third parties without letting them walk all over them like Sony and microsoft have. If Nintendo could find a way to bury the hatchet with Namco then anything is possible.

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#38

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

In some ways it can be better to be under supplied rather than over supplied. I think Nintendo were worried about overestimating demand for amiibo, manufacturing too many and being stuck with stock that couldn't be sold. Because once people see them in bargain bins being priced to move not only does the brand value decrease but people will hold off buying them new in the hope of unsold stock prices being slashed a little later. Now that people know that Nintendo isn't going to over produce these NFC figures there is more incentive to snap them up immediately when they are restocked.

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#39

theBluntKnight commented on Poll: Fake Wave 4 amiibo Images Make Us Dream ...:

a mr game and watch and zero samus suit amiibo would interest me the most off that list. I'm not a fan of the support pillar on some amiibo especially where it's yellow and really intrusive visually. It would be great if NIntendo could find a way to produce them in a way that eliminates the need for that support pillar. Even if it's something as simple as just making them all with both feet on the platform.

With the shortages and the speculation over production runs and such. My theory is they will produce more of the ones with lower supplies that sold out really quickly but they'll be different (hopefully improved) like in a different pose. Perhaps it could work as a cynical move to entice the hardcore collectors to buy more of the same figure to have the most complete collection.

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#40

theBluntKnight commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I was lucky that I ordered an adapter just before Nintendo ran out of stock. And I ordered a couple of controllers off play-asia for less than retail (that's including delivery). I feel bad for everybody that missed out with these stock shortages and scalpers on Ebay.

Interestingly enough when I ordered my adapter from Nintendo adapters on Ebay were already attracting bids upwards of $150 which is nearly 5 times the price Nintendo were charging and they were still available at that time. Even worse when I checked out how much GCN controllers were going for on ebay second hand proper Nintendo ones were going for similar prices to the new ones that I bought online.

I don't want to blame Nintendo for this situation as they kinda had to be wary of overestimating demand and the problems that can come with over production and over supply. But now that they know what the demand is they could strike fear into the scalpers by unequivocally stating that there will be more production runs to meet the demand. When people are willing to pay above the odds on Ebay it means there is money to be made and surely Nintendo wants to get that money instead of letting the scalpers have it.

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#43

theBluntKnight commented on Super Smash Bros. Wii U Basic Bundle Heading f...:

Just recently I bought a jail broken PS3 for like 200 bucks. It can be a nifty little multimedia device to play movies, blurays, emulators and the handful of PS3 bootlegged games I'd like to play. Sometimes it pays to wait. Had I got one at launch back in '07 I'd have paid 1000 bucks for that and 100 bucks for each non bootlegged game. Even though a I got a PS3 on the cheap I still feel like my wiiU is better value.

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#44

theBluntKnight commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten P...:

I luv how every time I read the comments section there are always pessimists who seem to expect the wiiU to suddenly start selling like the wii or the PS2 and anything less than that is complete failure. No matter what the good news reported they always see the glass as half empty LoL.

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#46

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

An interesting exchange of views between JasonH and Quorthon. while it does seem that Nintendo is approaching a crossroads where they need to reassess their plan of attack. It's really easy for people to say Nintendo needs to bring third parties back and that they need to release more powerful hardware but what that really means is they want Nintendo to copy sony and microsoft. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have the depth of first party content that Nintendo has so if they don't bow to the will of third party studios their consoles wont be able to claim the amount of market share that they currently do. This is a situation that gives third party studios a lot of power and a lot of say in the hardware chosen for a new console - something Nintendo could never accept. And using more powerful and more expensive hardware isn't guaranteed to get third parties on board when Sony and Microsoft charge lower licensing fees among other concessions. If the price of getting third parties on board is more than it's worth why should Nintendo bring themselves down to sony and microsoft's level when those two aren't making a lot of money off their games business? Rather they are using their games divisions as a means to a different end, to rule the living room with all in one media boxes that also happen to play games. It's a race to the bottom between sony and microsoft and Nintendo needs to plan their next move smartly.

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#49

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, Wh...:

Wow the wiiU has so much going for it but still it can't ramp up it's sales no matter how many quality exclusives it has. I'll bet Yamauchi-san regrets allowing Sony the opportunity to get a foothold in their territory because now that they have established themselves in the interactive entertainment market their marketing hype has become all pervasive. People will happily pony up the dough for a machine that costs more, has fewer quality games and offers less innovation purely out of brand loyalty. All the same I want Nintendo to learn from their setbacks and keep fighting on their terms. Eventually Sony and microsoft will tire of making loss after loss and move on once they find a way to do so with out losing face. I look forward to the day when Nintendo finally reclaims their throne, even if that day is a long way away.