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theadrock13

theadrock13

United States

My first Nintedo game: Coleco Vison Donkey Kong, 1982. I've owned every Nintendo system avail in the USA since then. I even had a R.O.B.. Zelda changed my life.

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#3

theadrock13 commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

@kensredemption , actually son, I'm a Nintendo fanboy like you and most of the people on here. I wish Nintendo would recapture their place as the leader in the video game market. We disagree on what Nintendo should do, but most of us want the same in the end: great games from Nintendo.

@Nintendude789 , your statement in nonsensical. The American market has rejected the Wii U no matter what you want to claim. They should move on and give the market what they want, which based on the sales figures from MS and Sony... well you figure it out.

@AJSjedi, sigh Believe what you want. Cling to a system that nobody is buying, nobody is deving for, and tell yourself that its all the boogieman's fault and people will somehow learn to love it eventually. You are deluded.

FYI, I hate MS and Sony, I'm a Nintendo only household, but they are simple behind the 8-ball for years now and no sign of catching up. And if you don't know this then you're just not paying attention. My comments are not for malice but for want of a Nintendo resurgence.

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theadrock13 commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

@Chubblings , Uhm... 20 years in computer engineering, worked for NASA, Sun Microsystems, HP, et al... first off, N should already have been working on their next console for some years now since the U was released; second, yes they should be able to complete the design, manufacture, and release a new console in less than 3 years. NASA put men on the moon in 6 years from essentially zero. The atomic bomb was built in 3 years. A new home console is cake.

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#5

theadrock13 commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

Don't be mad at EA for speaking to the truth... be mad at Nintendo for releasing a "new" and grossly underpowered wimpy console that can't even compete with the Sony or MS hardware from 8 years ago. Truth hurts, fanboys. (and I consider myself a Nintendo fanbody, since Colecovision days, when most of you weren't alive).

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#6

theadrock13 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

Zelda TP... 1,000 times please do Zelda TP!

@Caryslan , You are correct. SS was awful, and so over-rated. Huge disappointment for me. It had a few glimmers of promise that the designer just fell flat with. TP is such a better game and really needs to be updated for HD asap.

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#8

theadrock13 commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

No interest here...

@rjejr , Hope so. You say a Wii U sequel in 3 years (2017)? Speculation? Frankly if I were in charge I'd be red-lining the Nintendo development teams to have a new console for this Christmas 2014. It shouldn't take 3 years to dev a new console and if it does then N has gotten too big, too slow, and too stagnant.

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theadrock13 commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@JohnRedcorn I don't disagree with you, except that "men as hyper aggressive, musclebound meatheads" is a stereotype not a sexual objectification. But certainly men are viewed as sex objects as are women — and rightly so. If not then the species would die out. Men go to strip joints and women go to the male review... not for an emotional connection but to see sexual objects. These are just facts of nature that naive feminists wish to pretend doesn't exist, meanwhile they paint their nails too...

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#13

theadrock13 commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

The objectification of women is not a problem. Women ARE objects of male sexual desire, and 99.9% of women LIKE IT THAT WAY... or else women wouldn't try so hard to look good for us (hair, nails, fitness, bras, heels, perfume, et al). If you disagree then you are naive.

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#14

theadrock13 commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

@SCAR392 "...if Wii U is old tech, then so are the Xbox One and PS4."
:facepalm:
Wii U hardware is comparable to PS3 & 360 but came out SEVEN YEARS LATER! Comparing the U to the PS4 is like comparing 8-bit to 16-bit.

People keep saying that all the U needs is some great games... yeah well where is this library of "great" games that are driving the sales of PS4? crickets
Oh right, its a media conspiracy to "keep down" Nintendo... except in the case of the DS that theory falls apart.

All I'm saying (and have been saying) is that Nintendo is way behind Sony in terms of technology and IMO they should be spending boat loads of that war chest to catch up or they will become Blackberry faster than you think.

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#15

theadrock13 commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

So you're saying that a high end console can look good, perform well, sell tons, cost a lot, and make a lot of money for the manufacturer... how odd. I wonder if that formula could work for Nintendo? Naw, probably not, best to stick with under-powered old tech and hope for the best.

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theadrock13 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@FireHorsePrime, I know what you're sayin. In the late 80s their slogan was "Now you're playing with power"; you could play Capcom arcade games at home; they had the Powerglove (which nobody bought but it sure seemed cool); there was the NES Advantage controller (for real arcade feel), and the NES MAX for button mashing speed, etc. Their commercials were everywhere. N was able to get all the 3rd party devs and the public perception was that NES was power. None of those qualities apply to N today. Everybody knows the U is the weakest console, 3rdP devs aren't taking the risk, and nobody has seen a decent commercial for the U in months. (I'm 40 and watch Cartoon Network often.)

@Chris720 "They really need to come out with all fists swinging if they want to be on top again." Yup. The market wants great games, but it also seems to want great graphics, so why not deliver what people want? I think the U is deadman walking at this point and I only hope they pour some cash into bringing out a new console that will attract all the 3PD. "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." Microsoft and Sony aren't going to have a new console for at least another 5 years (?) so launch a better mousetrap ASAP so all the FPS and FLOPs geeks can j**k each other off about it.
A Nintendo console that was as easy to dev and port as PS or Xbox, had better performance values than those, could play all the Nintendo games that we all love, had no monthly service fee, Wiimotes, Gamepad, and could function as a true media hub with DVR option... how could it not dominate? Sorry for the long rant.

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#20

theadrock13 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@Chris720 Yes. Bridge the gap and all that, but also be a central media hub for your TV room. TVii sucks; the U is so slow that if I want to look up something on the internet or Youtube by the time the U's browser starts I could have gotten up, grabbed by Android phone, done my search, and watched the video; my $99 Sony BluRay player has more free streaming content than the U; using the Gamepad as a TV remote / show grid directory would be excellent... if it worked. Among other failings of the U. The U would have been a great console in like 2009-10, but they sat on the Wii for too long and lost traction. I long for Nintendo to revisit what made them great in the 80s-90s: top tier hardware with top tier games. Nobody could ever claim that the Wii or the U was anything other than underpowered hardware from the start.

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#25

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

@Mr_G, Hey Nintendo, give this man a job. 3DS as an alternate Wii U controller is a f***ing great idea.
I'm fine with the Gamepad, but its Nintendo's job to make it do something awesome which so far hasn't happened. Its the perfect tool for total home theater control, browsing TV shows etc, but TVii just sucks and pretty much doesn't work. Where's the add-on to make the U function as a DRV? Netflix and Hulu is fine, but what about the 200 other streaming services: HBO Go, Crackle, Pandora, YouTube (doesn't work), Vudu, MGo, et al. Chromecast is $30 and has access to everything in the world. Look at volume of media available on Sony. Why is this hard for Nintendo to understand? To get people interested N needs to add value.

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#28

theadrock13 commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

WELL SAID. I have no disagreements. However, this one fact "For Triple A developers it will be hard to add Nintendo Wii U capabilities to their current Engine, Framework and pipeline," is a big problem IMO. Next console ought to be a cinch for devs to move their game from one system to another.

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#31

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States E...:

1. EA is a joke. I couldn't give a rats a** about them. BUT, other gamers do.
2. Nintendo REALLY ought to kick their branding of being "just for kids". The U was "supposed" to do that, and cross over into the mature gamers. But Nintendo did it wrong.

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#32

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo of America Offers Stock of Refurbishe...:

@Platypus101 okay fair enough. I've probably had worse too. But N isn't speedy, attentive, or able to resolve my problems (3 times I've contacted them). So while Verizon is probably worse, N is far from excellent. And I agree that you typically catch more bees with honey than vinegar.

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#33

theadrock13 commented on Netflix Wii U App Update Goes Live:

Weak update.
Still no "auto-play the next show in the series" (which is perfect for little kids while parents are trying to sleep on Sunday morning). Xbox version has had this feature for 2+ years.

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#35

theadrock13 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

@Goginho , True.
And as @theberrage just said ^ if they had great games that everybody wanted to play then ppl will buy a Nintendo. So either make a console that developers want to develop for, or be your own developer and hit home runs.
I'm not convinced that Nintendo has the ability, money, or willingness to risk their entire business to engage in a massive push to develop 10 wicked games for a console that the public perception is already established on: "an underpowered last-gen failure".

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#37

theadrock13 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

Wii U was supposed to recapture a piece of the "mature gamer" audience with a next-gen HD console. BUT THE U IS GROSSLY UNDERPOWERED, and everybody knows it. If the U were comparably powered to the other next gens, and was not so difficult to port to, then Nintendo would have a chance. This is elementary. N has the "family/kid" position, but where's the crossover to the casual parent who wants to shoot Muslims or hookers (or whatever violent games they want)? N failed to cross into that mature zone, and until they can compete on the same grounds as Sony/MS they will suffer. Time for a new console, mega high powered, easy to develop for (port to, etc), build around developer needs, and maintain all the familiar Nintendo Wii features. Then a cross-over may begin to happen. Until then you're just an also-ran console for kids.

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#40

theadrock13 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

Time for new CEO. Nintendo has been far too complacent since the original Wii. They sat on their thumbs and counted the money rolling in from the Wii. Many years too late to the HD party. Innovate or die.

EDIT: Castle Clash (Supercell) advertises more than Nintendo. And they make more profit than Nintendo too. That's all you need to know that N is stuck in their "comfortable rut" and not innovating in gaming.

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#41

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

@erv Because it proves that the Wii U is "dead man walking". The only new good games for it will have to come from Nintendo themselves. Anything else new and cool by 3rdP won't arrive. The sad fact is that Nintendo royally messed up with this console. Hopefully they are working furiously on the next console now... and if not, then they may become like Sega and stop making consoles.

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#43

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo Is Sorry That The Wii U's TVii Servic...:

TVii is weak anyways. Could have been good if they had done it right, but alas they didn't. i tried to follow along with sporting events on the gamepad but it was too pitifully slow to keep up with the game — always several minutes behind on game scores and plays etc.

And remind me again why they didn't make the U function as a DVR (with obvious external storage device required)?

@taffy As a complete media device the Wii U is pathetic. In every case I can grab my Android HTC One and find what I want faster than I could do the same on the U. I want to see game scores: 5 minutes to open the TVii vs "Hey Google, whats the score on XYZ game?" with an answer in 1 second. Same for anything on Youtube (trailers etc). Same for TV schedule, or anything else I can think of. The console simply doesn't perform as well as it could. The still maintain that the gamepad concept is strong, but their execution was severely lacking. Too bad, because I do like Nintendo a lot.

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#44

theadrock13 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

Fascinating. All I can say is, "See, I told you so." Nintendo wasted a good 3-4 years just milking the old Wii sales and clearly didn't invest the time and energy into the next console as they should have been. Nobody to blame but themselves.

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#48

theadrock13 commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

@Laxeybobby Who could have expected Christmas to show up on Dec 25?! You're asking WAY too much from them. ... I have 25 years in the tech field so I have compassion and understanding for glitches and whatnot, but this Christmas outage smells of incompetence to me. Its now two days past Christmas and as of this morning I still couldn't connect to Wii Sports Club. Nintendo needed a home-run this Christmas and they don't appear to be performing.

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#49

theadrock13 commented on GamePad High Capacity Battery Now Available in...:

@Platypus101 Okay Platypus. When you called me "uninitiated" it struck a cord. I'm a big long-time N fan, but I won't shy away from calling them out on mistakes and flaws when I see them. I like the U, but it could and should be better. Nintendo's network crashed for 3 days at Christmas when they most needed a big win (what... they didn't see Christmas coming?). The cradle just doesn't always make contact, at least mine doesn't, so the cord idea is good except that I didn't get one... whatever. ... Truce? Game on.

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#50

theadrock13 commented on GamePad High Capacity Battery Now Available in...:

@Platypus101 "you remind me of the demo person on the Flip and Fold commercials (without the folding board they were a hot mess) trying to fold clothing... LOL! "
Well aren't you a cheeking one...!
I bought my Wii U used and it didn't come with any USB-like cord, but I'll check into it. I'll be happy with an alternative to this annoying cradle charger. But blaming the user for a lack of product knowledge is really just a way to divert blame for poor design to begin with. All those people who panned the Wii U... they are just too stupid to know what they really want, right? That elitism won't win any new customers. P.S. Guarantee I've been playing Nintendo games since the better part of you was dripping down your mother's leg. ;-)