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Mon 17th June, 2013

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xevious commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

Wow...I mean wow. This topic has really brought out the true nature of Nintendolife community, hasn't it? I'm truly amazed at all the religious craziness here. It's hard to believe it's 2014.

I don't understand how same sex marriage would be a problem in the game as long as you can choose which sex to marry. Just like in real life, isn't it a matter of personal choice?

I'm disappointed in Nintendo that the chose to stick with this narrow minded and conservative mentality.



xevious commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

It was a really bad call from Nintendo to delay the Wii U version. I mean, I was going to buy it, but why would I wait for it, when everyone is playing the 3DS version this summer? Why would I buy the same game with better graphics later on?

A lot of people could consider buying a Wii U when MK8 launches, if there'd be other cool titles up ahead in the same launch window, but what is there in between MK8 and SSB winter launch??? Yet again a half a year of waiting???



xevious commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

My favorite system of the 32-BIT generation. Panzer Dragoon Saga is right up there at the top of my list next to Zelda Ocarina of Time and Final Fantasy VI.



xevious commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

It's definitely a shame you can't use the Gamepad screen for local multiplayer. Sonic All-Stars Racing did this and it was great. I can't understand why MK8 doesn't.



xevious commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

You know what? I honestly think this list makes the PS4 2014 launch list look sad. Of course there's a lot more games there, but 95% are indie crap. When you pick the gems out, the Wii U comes on top. I mean come on, people...Monolith's X (by far the most promising title atm for me at least), Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2!! Roll on E3 with a few more hype inducing announcements (hopefully focused on innovative Gamepad usage) and I'm happy.



xevious commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:


No. Nintendo have published plenty of fresh titles recently, like SM3DW, Pikmin 3, Nintendoland etc. Of course they tend to recycle stuff too much at times, like the New Super Mario Bros-series, but it's not like the AC-series, where practically just the city changes. Even the same dodgy controls stay.



xevious commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...: know what? I don't care. Of course the fact that third parties are skipping the Wii U is a problem, but I couldn't care less for the next Assassin's Creed. They're basically just doing the same thing over and over again as long as it sells, and I've had enough.



xevious commented on Artwork: When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To ...:

Four words I don't want to be associated with any of the classic Nintendo series: dark, gritty, mature and realistic. Not Star Fox, not Zelda, not Mario, not F-Zero, not Metroid. Never. Everything is dark, gritty, mature and realistic today and one of the reasons why I love Nintendo is that it's something else!



xevious commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:


"look at how well the PS3 sold"

Do you realize that Sony lost 5 billion dollars with the PS3? That's more than Sega lost with the Dreamcast and Microsoft with the first Xbox COMBINED. I suppose the PS3 sold "well", but definitely not a strategy Nintendo should aim for.



xevious commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

Yeah. The Wii U should get the definitive version, due to the Gamepad being a perfect controller for a game such as this. What we'll most probably be getting is a sub par port that will apparently be delayed. Then they wonder why the Wii U version doesn't sell.



xevious commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

I don't get this. I mean, it's about how much you play it, right? If you do a series of push-ups and squats in the game 20 times per day + other stuff, I'm sure you will become more fit. It's certainly better, than not doing any exercise at all.



xevious commented on Nintendo Share Price Drops In Reaction to Inve...:


Well, if focusing on Gamepad functionality, giving classic Nintendo series for other developers to work on + showing new games at E3 is not what you wanted them to do with the Wii U, then what? Some of the main problems with the Wii U is that there aren't enough games and the Gamepad is not used up to it's potential. These are problems they'll be addressing, according to Iwata.

This is no longer about making the Wii U a success, but about damage control and making the best of it with what can realistically be done. It's not like they can pull a magic trick out of their sleeve, that would make the third parties love the system all of a sudden etc. The third party support is gone, and I don't think anything can bring that back now and it's not that big of an issue as long as we'll be getting good first and second party games, for me at least. That's what I buy my Nintendo system for, not some lazy ports of PS3/x360 games...



xevious commented on Nintendo Share Price Drops In Reaction to Inve...:

Well, the only thing that would please investors would be shifting to mobile platforms. I'm so glad Nintendo has the common sense not to do that. From a gamer's perspective, I think Nintendo's strategy sounds pretty solid. Increased focus on Gamepad + classic Nintendo series to other developers is EXACTLY what needs to be done with the platform. Also, a new platform aimed at the Wii Fit non-gamer could work out. Good job, Iwata!



xevious commented on Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Pla...:

Now that I think of it, this could be a good strategy. The casual gamers who made Wii Fit etc. such a huge success were not interested in the rest 80% Wii had to offer, which was made for us, the core gamers. It's pretty safe to say that the Wii Fit audience doesn't want to invest in a new video game console and core gamers don't want to invest in a new casual console, with motion detection controls and casual games as the selling point.

It could be that Wii Fit etc. served as a prototype for something that is completely aimed at a casual audience, which is not interested in video gaming in any traditional sense. These two completely different customer segments made the Wii a success, but on this round it's perhaps no longer wise to offer the same product for both segments (if Wii U:s sales are anything to go by). It could be a good idea to launch a separate platform for all the non gamers, meanwhile focus on launching cool, core-oriented content for the Wii U, like F-Zero, Metroid, Pokèmon and Star Fox. It's not anymore about making the Wii U a success, but rather about damage control, which I'd be completely happy with as long as we'll be getting good games and innovative implementation of the Gamepad.



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

It's quite clear even from the comments here, that people who want the Gamepad to be dumped are far and in between, and I'm glad to notice that yet again.

It would be an incredibly stupid move from Nintendo to dump the Gamepad. What they need to do is start using it in the sense it was intended to be used.



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

Ok, this is complete bull. One of the key problems of Wii U is that general consumers don't understand the additional value it offers in comparison to the old Wii, which they already have, and haven't touched since the Wii Fit-boom. I don't understand, how removing the only the only thing that could create additional value would help this confusion?? HD graphics didn't sell the console on the previous round, why would it now? It wasn't about the graphics back then, so why would it be now? Especially at a time when HD resolution as a console's selling point is no longer a very novel idea.

A HD Wii with the same control interface as the old Wii, with nothing more to offer than the same old crap now in HD would have been the most predictable and boring move Nintendo could have done after the old Wii and I can tell you that I for one wouldn't have bought such a system. If Nintendo was to dump the Gamepad, I would sell my Wii U and save up for a PS4, or go fully into retro gaming.

Dumping the Gamepad would be an incredibly stupid move from Nintendo, because the casual gamers who made the original Wii a success have moved on and are not interested in investing on a new console. In addition to that Nintendo would p*ss all over what made the system attractive to us, who already bought it.



xevious commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

VC is a huge selling point for Nintendo hardware. Shifting that to mobile phones would make Nintendo hardware less attractive. What Nintendo needs to do at the moment is to make Nintendo hardware MORE attractive.



xevious commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:


If it would make hundreds of millions without development costs, what would be the catch for Nintendo to invest in "real games", if that's not where their money's at? And what would be the catch for people to buy a Nintendo console if they can play Nintendo games on their mobile phone?

In every sense imaginable Nintendo games on a smart phone would be a really bad move and a really cheap strategy from Nintendo. Gladly it doesn't sound like it's going to happen.



xevious commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:


I don't want a "complete communication device", I already have a smartphone and a computer. What I want is a portable gaming console. Plain and simple. No Nintenphone, no Skype, no Facebook, no multimedia, no apps but a video game console, with excellent titles. That's it.



xevious commented on Nintendo Has "Great Games" But Is Facing A "St...:

The day Nintendo will launch their games on a mobile phone, I will quit buying Nintendo games and consoles. That will be the end of my relationship to Nintendo, which has lasted since the eighties.

Luckily it still is highly unlikely that such a scenario would happen. Nintendo has a long history in making stupid decisions, but moving their games to mobile platforms would be too stupid of a decision even for Nintendo. That would be Pachter-esque ignorance.



xevious commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

I don't agree with the Wii U being a bad idea. Even tho it hasn't delivered a fraction of what it could do, the potential for completely new, innovative and fresh games is still there. In fact, I see more potential in the Wii U in terms of delivering innovative and fun software, than in the original Wii, which suffered from un-precise and tricky control scheme, that only Nintendo could handle.



xevious commented on Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined...:

Well, ok. That's fine, but what IS lined for spring? MK8 and Donkey Kong? Is that it? In order to build hype around the Wii U we need to have ALL of that s*it for spring an then some! We need completely new games announced! Nintendo get your head out of your *ss!!