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valcoholic

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#1

valcoholic commented on "Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super ...:

there was a time, when nintendo made Nintendo Directs about faaar less important features. maybe they were so bored back then, which I can totally understand. nowadays they obviously got more on their minds. still, would've been nice to hear that announcement out of iwata's smiling mouth.

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#3

valcoholic commented on Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch D...:

@Mega719 Yeah. They keep saying stuff like that. I'm actually not one of those guys hating Ubi for cutting their support or for the rayman-disaster. I, most of the time, understand why they are doing what they do. But I gotta say, there are developers who are just honestly talking about their products ... and there's Ubisoft. I can't remember when they didn't overhype an incoming game by completely overdrawn bullpoopoodoodoocacapoopledoople. If they say stuff like you mentioned, then of course they do. What else should they tell you? They always claim how amazing a WiiU version of a game is turning out to be and how great the WiiU is and so on and then they're coming up with ... just average ports of games. Sometimes with actually neat Gamepad integration or at least attempts for it like Blacklist. But in the end, WD is just going to be a port like always. So I just wouldn't expect a different experience. It's more like this game is going to sell so bad on the WiiU, that one major part, the seamless Online integration, won't really be able to shine here. And, YES, I'd be the first one to be very happy if I'm wrong about my assumptions, but I really don't think I'm going to be.

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#4

valcoholic commented on Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch D...:

@Vriess ubisoft actually already said several times that that game is still in the line. They aren't saying when exactly though, but they've confirmed it already.

They shouldn't say yes or now, they should just show us what it's going to look like and at least tell us something about its WiiU integration. Maybe they aren't telling us anything, because we can already add 1 + 1 ourselves.
It obviously will be a port of the PS360 version (which is very bad) maybe with some slight graphical improvements (which won't help as the main flaws of these versions are like completely empty streets and that won't be just fixed like that) and the Gamepad integration will be an offscreen map, which might not be so original but standard plus OFF-TV gameplay, which is like the most important thing with this version and actually the main reason why I'm still interested in getting this game.
That's it. There won't be more, because Ubisoft won't put more money into that game than necessary as they aren't believing that they are making any money with it. If we are very lucky, then they maybe might include the coming DLC, but I wouldn't count on that. And actually, Ubisoft is right. WD on WiiU wouldn't have sold if it would've come in May and it won't sell if it comes out now.
Maybe they are waiting for Smash Bros to be released to measure how much better stuff is selling at that point. Would make sense.

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#5

valcoholic commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

For me it's the first time to see that Nintendo is actually doing something right in terms of Online distribution. I mean, they did some good things, but no jawdropper. Until this point. Pushing their flagshipgame with 16 additional tracks as a DLC is just priceless. unlike it's actual pricetag which is also very moderate. Compare the value of 16 Mario Kart Tracks plus new characters and so on to a NES remix that was even more expensive.
Nintendo, you're on a good path these days, don't let that go.

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#11

valcoholic commented on Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Actually...:

I really like it, when CEOs of competing companies are just something like honest, forgetting this marketing-talk and telling what's really driving them. Zuckerberg also claimed, Google Plus would be very good and I think, that's the best thing, a CEO could do. If I remember all those Steve Ballmer apperances, where he claimed the iPod or the iPhone to be the ultimate flop nobody needs, chances are quite high, that people like him turn out to be totally embarrassing themselves and their companies afterwards. Instead, just explaining that competition is also able to produce good systems won't change your fanbase's opinion. some of them might take a look at that product and move over there, true, but those ones might have left sooner or later anyways. in the big picture those people at least seem to have far stronger characters.

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#12

valcoholic commented on Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's C...:

played thru it 2 times, still interested as this is one of the greatest games of the past years. must play for anyone interested in cyberpunk, ghost in the shell, sci-fi, roleplaygames, action adventures, stealthshooters.

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#14

valcoholic commented on Review: Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U eShop):

@Nintenjoe64 Pikmin is a 10/10 if you love Pikmin and a 0/10 if you got no talent in strategy-actiongames then? you could probably say so for like everything. Of course, a drawing app is for people who like to draw. And actually it doesn't even matter if you're talented. just sketching around can be fun too. Just like in real life.

@topic:
I misunderstood some stuff about that app. I thought it would be like a free upgrade for the whole miiverse functionality, so everything drawn in miiverse will be on this level in future. too bad it's a paid app and not even that cheap. on the mobile device sector, that's the price for full featured applications or games.
still, i might pick it up one day, if I got some bucks to spend.

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#15

valcoholic commented on Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating ...:

mobile games may create that generation because they appeal to people who wouldn't play otherwise. but in the end, they'll create some new hardcore gamers as well. the market we are speaking about is not about tens of millions, but about hundreds of millions of people. of course most of them will suck at gaming as common people do. but if there's only 5% of players who start thinking getting more into gaming after starting on a tablet device, then there are gonna be enough great gamers sooner or later who grew up with mobile devices.

PLUS not every touch device game is necessarily a bad game. There are really (I mean really) good and original games out there. just because every idiot is alowed to publish a game there, it doesn't mean everything has to be bad. Check out Osmos for iOS for example. I'd totally buy the first game on the WiiU eShop that is delivering such a nice experience. Or Sword & Sworcery EP.
The only thing mobile games are really lacking is a proper orientation for what's hot and what's not. There are a bunch of websites for that, but none of these are really into what would be a console-like gaming experience on a mobile device. I'd love to see something like that coming up.

The point is, mobile devices got their strengths and weaknesses as every platform does. There actually are Genres that are more fun to play on a tablet, than a home console. For example Telltale's The Walking Dead. The way this game works and how it's focused on interactive storytelling is perfect for playing it on a tablet before going to bed or when you're on vacation somewhere. It's like the 21st century version of reading books. While all games that are ports of console games coming with virtual buttons are total crap.

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#16

valcoholic commented on Interview: Ubisoft On Splinter Cell Blacklist,...:

wondering why local coop has been cut while online seems to have been included. sure, online is quite stronger, but as no one ever plays third parties online on the wiiU (as we can see with mass effect 3 and AC3) offline coop would have been at least some cool multiplayer experience. I don't really believe this game will sell good enough so they will add offline coop with an update later. I'm still not sure if I'm getting it, the game actually looks great, but there's too much going on on the WiiU during the upcoming months.

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#17

valcoholic commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

Without the lost dungeons it's still a cut version for me, so I see no reason to go through that game one more time. It's been a nice game 10 yrs ago and If I wanna play it, I'm gonna throw the disc into my Wii and play it.

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#19

valcoholic commented on Video: Reggie Shows Off Wii U to Jimmy Fallon,...:

By the way: say what you want against Reggie, but he actually can play that game. Maybe it's not the hardest game ever, but how often do you really see some CEO playing the product? Game designers, sure, but someone like Reggie? Shows that people working at Nintendo aren't just doing their job for a living.

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#20

valcoholic commented on Video: Reggie Shows Off Wii U to Jimmy Fallon,...:

it's too obvious that Nintendo paid something so Jimmy always keeps telling that system and that game would be the coolest thing ever and so on. It's not like I agree, but it's just not appealing really believable ;D
Still it's amazing advertising and hopefully really good for the sales situation. Especially Mario really looks so great. It may just be the same as the 3DS game, but it's just going to be one of the greatest coop-multiplayergames EVER. And that's why I can't even wait playing it with friends, those sessions are going to be just epic.

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#21

valcoholic commented on Sakurai Aiming To Please "The Silent Majority"...:

@BlackStar9000 haha indeed it would be, I'm more talking about Nintendo's family friendly policy which may not encourage users to punch each other. At least I can imagine this to be the main reason to not implement it, as they would have done that with SB on the Wii already.
But sure, I personally would like that too :)

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#22

valcoholic commented on Sakurai Aiming To Please "The Silent Majority"...:

@Mahe totally agree. really fun character.
maybe the only thing that would be nice would be a Mii. Not all Miis as this would somehow destroy the whole Smash Bros-Feeling, but one Mii would be fun.
But after all I guess Nintendo isn't implementing Miis because they don't want users to see their own avatar getting kicked and punched.

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#24

valcoholic commented on Waiting For Wii U To Drop In Price? Not Going ...:

The problem for Nintendo is that, no matter what they say, the truth is they just can't afford a pricecut yet. It's the first console they were selling at a loss from the launch on and they know it wouldn't really help them to make that loss even bigger. Of course it wouldn't be too smart to admit that and always acting as if everything would be strategy instead, but I really don't think Nintendo would've thought they'd need a pricecut 7-8 months after the systems launch.

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#25

valcoholic commented on First Impressions: Mario Kart 8:

@element187 thanks man. actually that's finally really good news about the system's architecture. I was always like 'well, everything looks good enough to be fun' but in the end, it's nice to have some extra power hidden in that system. especially because it doesn't make you feel like already knowing what to expect for the next years (in a technical way .. of course )
So. What I am now really, really thrillllled (yeah, with 5 Ls) to see is, what Nintendo is doing with that power when designing the real WiiU Zelda game, hehe :)

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#26

valcoholic commented on First Impressions: Mario Kart 8:

@19Robb92 this would be a blast. read about smash bros. what's bugging me about that is, why isn't NSMBU in 1080p then? That game could really profit from that resolution when playing with 5 players. It's not like it had better graphics as smash bros or mario kart ;D
but thanks for the interesting news, I think someone really should do an article about 1080p on WiiU!

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#28

valcoholic commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

Maybe the game doesn't get me as exciting as Galaxy did back in the days but on the other hand, it's far more interesting than a NSMBU-style game. I'd say it's somwhere in the middle, offering elements from both universes. And in the end, it's gonna be the greatest Multiplayer Jump&Run ever crafted =)

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#29

valcoholic commented on Nintendo Reveal Why Its 3D Mario Title Isn't S...:

This game looks like the greatest Multiplayer experience in years. Although I gotta say it doesn't really look like a really good singleplayergame compared to previous Super Mario games. But as I'm just glad to have something for my Multiplayer Parties on the horizon, I just can't wait; should've been there at the system's launch instead of NSMBU

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#31

valcoholic commented on Ubisoft: With The Right Games Wii U Will Find ...:

Splinter Cell should be more mentioned in threads like this. After all it's gonna be the next game to be released and looks quite as promising as all the others. In fact it's even hand tailored to fit the WiiU's special needs ;)

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#33

valcoholic commented on Video: Watch_Dogs Behind the Scenes Trailer Sh...:

@kereke12 I don't think that the gameplay scenes are WiiU graphics. They'd put something like PS4/XB1 there for sure, so don't expect the game to look exactly that good. on the other hand, it shouldn't look so much worse as I didn't see too much, the wiiu shouldn't be capable of processing. It's just that of course they would show the best possible graphics in a commercial video. When you watch the GTA5-Trailers, those graphics aren't even PS3/XBox 360 Graphics although there hasn't been any other version announced yet.

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#36

valcoholic commented on Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox On...:

It's great but WiiU will need much, much more than that to finally reach a state of success. I'd love to see that coming, so don't get me wrong. I just wouldn't cheer too loud because of this anomaly. let's just lean back and see how everything develops and especially what the E3 Direct is holding up for us.

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#37

valcoholic commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge ...:

@blackside although I hate it when fanboys are denying that there's going so much wrong, I wouldn't say it's as bad as you say. I'm realy frustrated too, but more because for me the WiiU totally works perfectly, I'd even go that far to say it's the final destination of evolution to console greatness as it's just pure fun, as long as you got something to play. And that's why it really hurts to see Nintendo loving it up that bad. There's so much going wrong where even I could tell them how to do it ... at least less wrong.
If the WiiU would fall, which I'm actually starting to doubt, Nintendo wouldn't really understand and just try it again. They got enough money in the bank to give it another shot and I really think they would go for it.

What I personally could imagine as Performance with modern systems may allow such developments is some more mobile version of the WiiU. Like a Laptop-version of a gaming console that you can connect to your TV to play it like a WiiU, but also put it in your rucksack and play anywhere and it would be like the full-featured older brother for the 3DS. like a tablet is for a smartphone. I don't know, something in this direction, as the mobile market still grows and whether Nintendo wants to admit it or not, it still takes away customers, so as some users take their WiiU out into the train, showing that you can play homeconsolegames like black ops 2 everywhere, it would really be something outstanding to have a system that offers this as a system feature. Just a thought, I'd buy it :)

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#38

valcoholic commented on Rewind, EA Is In Fact Developing Games For The...:

@MasterGraveheart Oh yes, ME Trilogy!
Although NFS Most Wanted U also is one hell of a great game, so it would be sad to miss the next game from criterion.
But in the end, it was all about Star Wars. My guess is, Lucas Arts used to have some kind of understanding or maybe even a partnership with Nintendo which is now moving things like they are. Certainly it wasn't EAs plan to get back to Nintendo that fast, but in the end I'm glad. EA may suck like hell, but still they are huge and having at least the Star Wars support from em will help the WiiU.

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#40

valcoholic commented on Capcom Outlines June DLC for Resident Evil Rev...:

Money makin', money money makin' Super disco, disco breakin'

every DLC published that shortly after a games launch is nothing but profit-driven bullpoopy. EA says 'welcome to the club, amigos'
It's not like Capcom isn't capable of creating quite more creative DLC than that.

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#46

valcoholic commented on Developer Interview: Ubisoft on the Expanding ...:

After all that drama with the delay, I think this is one hell of a nice move. and actually, I wouldn't even have bought that game and now I'm able to play those challenges for free. maybe I'll get so much into it, that I'll change my mind. People who are still mad at Ubi for preferring marketstrategy over their fans hearts (which indeed hurts, but welcome to capitalism) should grow up and realize, that there are far bigger problems in the world than a freaking game delay. Some of the more grown ups here may remember how long games were delayed back in times of Ocarina of Time, a game that felt like delayed for aeons! So goddammit, grow some balls and stop acting like babies, Ubisoft is the onle huge third party who's really supporting the WiiU with all they have and if you've seen the SC Blacklist trailer, then you'll see that their ports are even going far beyond typical third party ports. They really seem to want the WiiU become a console with great software and just because they messed up the Rayman issue doesn't make them any worse. Check out how EA is doing in the meanwhile and start your whining.

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#47

valcoholic commented on Rejoice, Mario Kart Wii U Is Coming This Year:

I got tired of that franchise over the past years. loved it on the SNES, loved it on the N64 but then, Double Dash didn't interest me that much and at the time, the Wii version got released I just wasn't into Mario Karting anymore altough it looked kinda fun. I don't know, but I guess my karting career is over ...

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#48

valcoholic commented on Nintendo Of America Rep Insists That Lost Digi...:

I won't buy anything digital more expensive than 15 bucks as long as they can't sort that out. Nintendo is doing so much right with the WiiU's online capabilities, their complete failure in having a proper plan how to handle their customer's property draws a hard contrast to that. Would be nice if Nintendo could just cut the crap and act like a proper online reseller.

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#50

valcoholic commented on Reggie: Pace Of Wii U Software Launches Is "Sl...:

@Peach64 Word. Pikmin and Zelda WW HD aren't real system sellers. I don't believe, Pikmin is such a popular brand as Mario & Zelda are, although I personally totally love it. But I don't think people would buy the system to play Pikmin. Smash Bros is the only huge system seller we know of at the moment. And yeah, if that's being released together with some other great titles, that could push the WiiU quite a bit. But I don't really get it how fans could expect the sales to 'skyrocket' just because of games like Earthbound. That's totally ridiculous. The fans that are so damn hardcore Nintendo-believers so they'd really buy a console to play Earthbound probably already own a WiiU, so this game is nothing more than a great gift for the fans, but nothing to take over world domination.