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Proud owner of Wii U, 3DS and a tabby cat

Thu 10th Oct 2013

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tysonfury commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

He's right, if it's easy for developers to port PS4 and XBONE, it'll clean up

BUT, Nintendo don't really care about that. If it was a choice between selling 100million and making something genuinely brilliant and breaking even, they'd pick the latter.

Nintendo are the Woody Allen of video games, they've been around longer than all you turkeys and they'll still be here when you're gone.



tysonfury commented on Gallery: Catch Up With Nintendo's Miitomo Reve...:

This will be huge in Japan, I somehow doubt we're that shy with our friends in Europe and the Americas.

However, the idea of getting casual users to make Miis is a brilliantly simple way to draw them into the nintendo universe. Hopefully we'll see more Mii in more places.

Also I wonder how this will feed into Miiverse as a whole, especially the personal likes/dislikes stuff



tysonfury commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:

My 10 cents on NX is

  • a new $150 portable that's like a more powerful 2DS tablet, call it 4DS
  • 6 months later an updated $250 Wii U that is essentially a beefed up system with no disc drive and has a 3DS card slot instead, with a controller that looks a bit like 4DS but with fewer functions: call it Wii X
  • turns out you can use the 4DS as a controller on Wii X and play scaled down versions of Wii X games on 4DS, and vice versa upscaled.
  • Boom, nintendo sells millions


tysonfury commented on Nintendo Share Value Increases to New High Und...:

It's very encouraging to see Nintendo work alongside companies like Google investing in new business

They will make a ton of money with their mobile ventures, if done right, and the amount of time and caution they took before embracing mobiles assures that they are confident it is being done right



tysonfury commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

@WebHead What's Zen?

I'm liking what I'm hearing - a lot of the concerns of Wii U are being met by the sounds of things.

Look at the manufacturing efficiency of the 2Ds, they're now selling them for £80 and still making profit (I strongly expect the mobile unit to be a 2DS style tablet)

Take the disc drive out (expensive hardware) and you now have a system cheaper and potentially more powerful than Wii U. Third parties have been included early. Looking good so far.



tysonfury commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

If it happened so suddenly and so uniformly across multiple retailers then it's a deliberate strategy by Nintendo. I think this is the first sign of the unified OS, and shows it will be backed up in the retail/marketing side too.

I think it strengthens their brand recognition and it's a very good thing



tysonfury commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

If you look at the trends in the existing generation, you can see that all 3 are moving towards making their consoles more and more "invisible".

Sony has introduced PlayStation now and ideally wants you to be able to play PS games on the cloud through Sony TVs. Microsoft is letting anyone with Windows play Xbox games. Even Nintendo is building an ecosystem. Takeda designed the Wii U to be an invisible "stage hand"

The interesting difference is that while Sony and Microsoft are integrating their gaming systems into their other existing products, Nintendo faces the challenge of having to justify the purchase of their specialised hardware more and more (I think they can). Fascinating to see what they'll come up with.



tysonfury commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

IMHO it's a brilliantly made game, and genuinely terrifying. Unfortunately, after a week of playing I had to put it down, because it was too violent for me. The sight and sound of having to crack open granny's zombie skull with a cricket bat was far too graphic for me. But some people will love it.

Assassin's Creed 3 was my early Wii U highlight. I'd never played an AC game before that, and it was simply perfect on the Wii U with the gamepad and miiverse. Bliss.



tysonfury commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

Let's not judge him by his admittedly terribly photo! I remember when Iwata was named, people doubted he had the gravitas to lead Nintendo after the iron hand of Yamauchi. Kimishima-San is incredibly qualified, so Nintendo will be in safe hands for the long term, that's for sure. We will all miss Iwata's personal warmth, but let's give Kimishima a chance to show what kind of CEO he'll be.



tysonfury commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

50/50. I thought initally it copied the Wiimote too, and it also copies the touch pad of the Wii U and (the Wii U copying) PS4

But there are elements that are unique - the hybrid of portable and set top box may well predate whatever the NX could be, The "play on iOS/pick up where you left off on your TV" is a great feature that I hope NX will copy. And 3D touch looks really interesting and innovative.

Most importantly of all, Nintendo will be releasing iOS games soon. It will interesting to see if they come out on Apple TV.



tysonfury commented on Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe):

I'm going to get Mario Maker as a download because I want to have it on my homescreen, I reckon I'm going to play it the most (even when Star Fox and Xenoblade come out)

Plus at £35, it's actually near RRP for once.



tysonfury commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

I was so excited about my N64 and played every inch of Super Mario 64 when it came out - but Mario Kart 64 was a disappointment. I tried hard to like it, but ultimately I found it a boring, actually quite melancholy experience.

The flat, featureless tracks, odd electronic organ music in a minor key, and the easy difficulty curve meaning you would race for what seemed like days with no other players in sight - the 4 player multiplayer mode with NO MUSIC!?

It was everything super mario kart and successors like mario kart Wii were definitely not - it was eventless, dull, no fun.



tysonfury commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

Would y'all stop saying this is download only - the patent mentions internal memory slots - physical games could come on SD cards, or cheaper still, those mass produced 3DS cards nintendo makes

Fast loading, quiet, huge storage. Win.



tysonfury commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

In the UK, the Youview box (made by Alan Sugar off of The Apprentice) is quite a cool idea - it was maybe what tvii was trying to emulate

Basically it's a TV guide that you can scroll backwards with, and if you click on a show that's already ended it links you immediately to a version of that show on the appropriate online player, all automatic

I think like Miyamoto said, by the time Wii U came out they had underestimated the rise of tablet computing - and it figures they did the same with the kinds of services tablets and set top boxes can now offer

No harm in innovating and trying something though.