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wombatkidd

wombatkidd

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wombatkidd

#2

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Doma

It never fails. I make completely uncontroversial statements and people decide these statements are fodder to troll and flame me.

My original post about it boils down to three points, none of which are anything anyone ever argued about until now.

1. A large amount of non gamers bought the system for DVD playback.

A completely uncontroversial statement that every single article that ever analyzed the system's success states as a fact.

2. The audience that owned the system had more casuals and non gamers.

Also a completely uncontroversial statement. In fact, it's a "no duh" statement. The larger a systems user base the more casual it usually trends.

3. There's a lot of shovelware on the system.

Also something that was completely unargued about until I said it. Also a "no duh" statement since a system with a more casual audience will have more shovelware.

But people seemed to interpret that as some sort of insult even though the same points also apply to the Wii. Of course if I had said the same thing about the Wii no one would have given a crap, but because it's about their manly, precious ps2 I guess it's a problem.

I expect this bs at gamefaqs. This place is usually less of a craphole.

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#8

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MC808

Some articles that attribute the DVD player to bring a large part of ps2: success.
http://www.twinfinite.net/blog/2013/01/14/rip-ps2/
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20070117/104753.shtml
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jan/04/playstation-2-manufacture-ends-years
http://www.cnet.com/news/how-the-venerable-ps2-made-it-to-9-years-old/

There's lots more if you want to bother to Google it. The DVD player being a huge part of the ps2's success is considered to be an undisputed fact.
Sorry that fact upsets you for some reason.

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#10

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MC808 you don't seem to remember how expensive DVD players were back then. An entry level dedicated DVD player cost 50-100 more than a ps2 did. DVD playback was a core selling point for the system.

And I know 4 people personally who bought it for that purpose and never bought a single game for it. Including my wife.

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#11

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Those 3000 ps2 games that the other systems didn't get are mostly the kind of cheap cash in shovelware that the Wii would go on to be plagued with. The ps2's user base was largly composed of non gamers who bought it for a cheap DVD player, so devs pumped out as much crap as possible to draw in that crowd.

Xbox had a good deal of exclusives due to Microsoft giving this parties boat loads of money not to release games on other consoles.

But actual major games that came to more than one console? The GameCube got them and continued to throughout its life span.

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#12

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Darknyht I'd like to know where this meme of the GameCube not getting third party support came from. You can count the number of console mutiplats it didn't get on one hand, the same for the other two console.

It even had the best selling version of a few mutiplats, soul calibur 2 being the prime example. And had successful this party exclusives and timed exclusives like resident evil 4 and rogue squadron.

Whatever the GameCube's problem was, it wasn't third party support. Do people just back port Wii's third party support problems to justify the GameCube's poor sales or do people who didn't own the console just assume it has no third party games? I'm curious.

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#13

wombatkidd commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Ichiban
You do know Reggie is a PR guy who doesn't actually make any decisions for the company, right?

@Peach64
If you actually did into their income statement instead of getting your news from click-bait articles you'd see that their gross profit (income calculated only based on actual sales and cost of selling) is a positive number. They actually are making money on the selling of their products.

Their net operating income is a negative member due mostly to advertising costs. They wasted a lot of money on ineffectual advertising last year.

But their non operating income more than makes up for that and the company as a whole had a net profit of roughly 7.5 million US.

You can peruse the document yourself.
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=-udOU6ujC-SW0QHr2IHQCA&url=http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/annual1303e.pdf&cd=15&ved=0CDIQFjAEOAo&usg=AFQjCNHppgpEWuUzjZnI2F411Qt8I4IA6w&sig2=kArXRkuxzCGnvCofIRS5Rg

The income statement starts on page 25.

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#15

wombatkidd commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:

@rushiosan because the Wii u doesn't emulate Wii games, it has an actual Wii on a chip. When it's in Wii mode it's a Wii. That's why it has a sperate interface for it.

You can't do software emulsion tricks with that kind of setup, with the trade off being that 100% of Wii games are compatible.

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#20

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

It's not a "harmless prank." Making fun of potential business partners is not a smart plan. Neither is trying to piss off fans of potential business partners.

Last I checked, April fools day wasn't supposed to be "businesses should act like gamefaqs trolls day."

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#25

wombatkidd commented on Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the...:

@JJtheTexan there was a n64 game and a TV show both called "another world" there's a million shows and movies called "imaginarium" there's two shows called "the newsroom," there's a movie and album called "in dream"' and theres a billion books and movies that straight up have the same name. Including several movies named "troll 3"

All those were released just fine.

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#27

wombatkidd commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

@Mahe that's actually a good find. I was being hyperbolic though.

In any case there aren't many existing articles from 1991-1994 that criticize the SNES or Genesis at all. And believe me, in the real world at the time criticism of both systems was a flying. Today's console wars have nothing on the sheer vitriol that was Nintendo vs Sega.

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#28

wombatkidd commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

@JohnRedcorn

I'll respond to your idiotic challenge with my own. Link to any existing negative gaming article from 1991-1995. Not only are records from then not available online any more, but gaming magazines were even more in the publishers pockets back then than they are now. One of the reasons JLN and their ilk were able to foist so much crap on the public was the lack of actual honest reviews of games. The fact that crap like Bubsy 3d got anything more than a 1/10 in any game mag is proof of that.

I told you the arguments that actual Sega and Sony fanboys threw at me because I owned a SNES/N64. The only way it's not a 1:1 comparison is that when their competitors copied them the criticism stopped.

Say what you want beyond this point. I won't be taking to you further.

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#30

wombatkidd commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

@JohnRedcorn "NO ONE (other than parents who had to pay for it) was jaded or pessimistic about game hardware back in the early to mid-1990's!"

I can tell right there that you either didn't grow up in that time or are not remembering it properly. Kids got into arguments over system specs all the time. Google "blast processing" sometime. People were always jerks about this stuff. They just used to do it in gaming magazines reader submission columns or to your face. I like you citing Nintendo power only having "pro" articles like that meant something. It was owned and published by Nintendo. That's the thing that's truly "quote worthy."

And no, the analog stick wasn't a "requirement" for nearly that many games. An option? Yes. But most of the puzzle games, racing games, and fighters could be played without it and controlled better with the dpad anyway. Or used it for things that could have easily been mapped to other buttons like the taunts you pretended could have only been done with the analog stick in wrestling games. The thing was out for 2 years before third parties started really building games around it.

Oh and there were definitely games that required the stick that would have been more comfortable with the dpad. Quest 64 and smash Bros come to mind.

And lastly, there were gamers who played GoldenEye and said that. I was one of them.

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#31

wombatkidd commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

@JohnRedcorn bs. If the n64 didn't have the analog stick it would have been designed completely differently. So would the SNES controller without those buttons. There were a bunch of games on the n64 that could be played completely fine without the analog stick.

And you might not be old enough to remember or just missed it because there wasn't the internet back then but people complained that the shoulder buttons added to the cost of controllers and added nothing, and people complained that the analog stick added nothing to games and didn't work right.

It's a direct 1:1 comparison. Get over it.

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#33

wombatkidd commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

When I read his comments what I hear is:

"I could come up with ways to use the gamepad in my games, BUT THAT WOULD BE HARD!! : ("

@JohnRedcorn

Do all Wii games use motion controls? Do all n64 games use the analog stock? Do all SNES games use shoulder buttons? I guess those things should have been optional too. /sarcasm

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#35

wombatkidd commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

@unrandomsam oh. You're going back and editing your old posts to make arguments you didn't make the first time. No point talking to you any further since you've already made up v your mind that shutting down 10 year old servers is the most horrible injustice in the history of man and are being intellectually dishonest in the way you're supporting your absurd position. Bye.

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#38

wombatkidd commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

Mario kart Wii servers have been running for 6 years. Most games keep servers running for 3-4 years. Truly, Nintendo are a bunch of jerks for shutting it down and I have a right to whine and expect them to keep it up forever. /sarcasm

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#39

wombatkidd commented on Wii U System Update 4.0.3 Goes Live:

@Boxmonkey they said that when we were still on version 2. We're on system version 4 now. Do the math. And if you think 2-5 seconds to go from a game to another application is "slow" I suggest you reduce your caffeine intake.

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#42

wombatkidd commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

Nintendo's fiscal year ends on March 31st. It seems to me that they've made the strategic decision to not release anything before then, because they want all new release sales to count toward next year. That's why what little Wii U announcements there were start in April.

They probably would have pushed back DK too if they hadn't already given a firm release date.

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#44

wombatkidd commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

@Yamitora1 they actually can't do that. The gamepad isn't a tablet. It's a controller. It doesn't do any processing. Doing that would require completely redesigning it, which would increase its already hefty cost and take development resources away from the other things they are working on.

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#46

wombatkidd commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I love the internet.

Last gen they Nintendo used their unique controller for nearly every game and it was "I don't want to be forced to use this: give me traditional controls."

So this gen they listen and allow you the choice between using tradional controls or getting extra functionality from the gamepad and it's "I don't need the gamepad to play these games so why include it?" (forgetting how much less funtionality you get out of games like pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, and Deus Ex when you play without it)

People won't be happy no matter what Nintendo does.

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#47

wombatkidd commented on Weirdness: Try Not To Squirm As This Doomed Mi...:

Just a comment for the people saying not to met people online:

Miiverse is definitely not the forum, but there's nothing wrong with meeting someone online. Nearly 20% of relationships begin online in NA now. I met my wife online.

Some people have trouble talking to people (like me. I have a mental health issue that makes it hard for me to read and send social cues) or work a lot and don't have time to go to the bar or whatever. (like my wife who works 60 hours a week)

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#49

wombatkidd commented on Review: NES Remix (Wii U eShop):

To people complaining bout the price (which from the looks of it are the same people who complain about the price point of every single release no matter what price it actually is): it's time yet gain to explain the concept of the "free market".

You see, Nintendo has every right to charge whatever they want to for any game they release. If you think it costs too much, don't buy it. If enough people don't buy it, the price will drop. If people do buy it the price won't drop and you just miss out. Whining about it not costing a dollar on the internet is jus t childish.