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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLanternRanger View Post
    Again maybe it's just me cause I'm not really a gamer myself and have no idea what "real gamers" want
    (Disjointed rant coming on...)

    They want to be able to sit in a darkened room with a headset on, talking to strangers as they move their little soldier around on screen.

    They want to be able to upload videos of themselves playing the kind of games that can attract 100,000 viewers... none of whom seem to mind the fact that the nerds playing are incredibly annoying and if that son of a bitch screams once more, I swear I'm going to put a block on YouTube!

    But, where Nintendo has really lost money is to the tablet/phone platform, which, sadly, they most likely tried to win back via their over-expensive WiiU controllers, failing to realise that most people who may have bought the WiiU were turned off by this and that most modern casual gamers will settle for crap games on their mobile phones because they're:
    A) free
    B) have millions of real-life opponents to take on at any time (I never managed to get a fight on DOA Dimensions or Street Fighter on our 2DS even once!)
    C) all in spiffy HD

    Personally, I'd rather just buy a game than have a game that's free but puts me at a constant disadvantage when competing against players who regularly pump cash into the said game to get ahead. Actually, it's all the "micro-payments" that casual gamers don't seem to mind making... and believe me, they can add up! But what's the real sh*t is when you pay €45 for a game and then the developers say, "Hey, if you pay more, you can get all this great downloadable content, like extra maps/quests/weapons/etc."
    That really winds me up because the developers should be putting that crap out there for free, as an incentive for those who haven't yet bought the game to do so, and as a loyalty gift for the fans who already have, and unfortunately, I'm seeing this more and more often on Nintendo releases.

    For casual gamers like myself, Nintendo need to think about how to keep/get them back...

    Nintendo needs to get more free content out there of a high quality, so that immediately, gamers can download cool titles. Nintendo can consider it as a Thank You for buying their handheld/console, but really, they need to compete with tablets as well as PSs and X-boxes, and if a casual gamer buys the console, gets to play a handful of really good games for free (maybe with the option of "micro-payments" but by no means a requirement), the company will already be ahead in sales. Given that a lot of casual gamers who don't necessarily want to fork out €45 per title will then look for more games on the machine, Nintendo then need to have a steady line of mid-price games, all of a high quality (by "free" games, you can look at Pokemon Shuffle for a example: excellent, addictive and perfectly playable without having to buy gems).

    When taking on the PSs and X-boxes, Nintendo need some 3rd party content - on the WiiU there seemed to be pretty much none.
    People see Uncharted advertised on TV and they might not want to buy it, but they at least want to know that they can get it on their console if they choose to.
    Family/children-friendly games are fun, but adults sometimes want something a little darker. Nintendo needs to create their OWN sh*t like Assassin's Creed/Call of Duty; NOT to rip these games off, but so that they can have appeal to wider audiences and have the exclusive on these titles.

    Most importantly though, Nintendo needs a much, much, much bigger catalogue for the NX than the WiiU.
    Casual gamers like to part-exchange titles, pick them up used (cheap) and simply have a lot of options. If I go into a game shop now and look at the Nintendo section which contains the DS, 3DS, Wii and WiiU, it's smaller than the PS3 section.
    Psychologically that says to me, "Don't buy Nintendo, they're an ailing company and their console/handheld could be made redundant at any time."

    All-in-all, not easy times ahead for Nintendo, but focus on a proper game controller that the average gamer is used to(!!!!), get a WiiFit equivalent for the NX's release (the Wii Balance Board being compatible would be great for consumers) and seriously consider the above and the NX may stand a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    With the caveat that it outsold it at Retail in NA and Japan. Digitally SF V outsold Pokken
    Though I'm pretty sure Pokken has an arcade presence, where SFV doesn't. There are a lot more numbers here than just copies sold when figuring up the profits.

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    Heres an interesting story about a guy who used Mario Maker to prupose to his girlfriend.

    http://comicbook.com/2016/05/27/man-...to-girlfriend/
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    Nintendo is a manifestation of God's light upon the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinsir View Post
    Nintendo is a manifestation of God's light upon the world.

    Hallelujah! Preach it brother!
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    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/articl...medium=twitter
    In a recent earnings call, Gamestop did something that we rarely see the company do: Stick up for Nintendo. After calling the Wii U console "disappointing" as recently as earlier this month, it seems like Gamestop has gained a bit of confidence in the NX. The company said that the console could bring in $7.5 billion in just two years on the market, which is about half the revenue the original Wii brought in. Mike Hogan, the Executive Vice President of Business Strategy, was even more bullish on the console. In a statement, Hogan said that "The Nintendo NX is gonna be huge!" That sounds like nothing short of an endorsement.

    Gamestop definitely knows something that we do not know. After all, retailers are often some of the first to know about new products - before even media insiders find out, and long before a public announcement is made. The true question is: What does Gamestop know that allows the company to be so confident in Nintendo's next console?

    Perhaps Gamestop knows the specs and price of the NX. In that case, maybe the console is powerful - at least on the level of the PSNeo and Xbox 1.5 - and affordable for consumers to pick up. Of course it would make sense in this case that revenue would probably be rather high for the console.

    Another possibility, likely the most probable, is that Gamestop knows the launch titles for the NX. If Gamestop knows that the console is getting a spectacular first launch year, and believes that software can truly move hardware, then a bullish claim on the NX would also make sense. Imagine that the NX gets Mario, Zelda, a Retro Studios title, Pikmin, and Animal Crossing within its first year - that must be a recipe for success.

    It is also quite possible that Gamestop has seen some of the marketing materials planned for the NX and knows what the console's main feature or "gimmick" is. If Gamestop believes in the main feature of the NX, thinking that the console will catch on, then that could also explain the company's confidence in the console.

    No matter what the reason is, there is obviously something that Gamestop knows that we all do not. Fortunately, the company is rather optimistic about the prospects of Nintendo's next console - so by all indication, we should be at least cautiously optimistic as well!

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    The Trailer for the new Zelda is out!




    Now that is gorgeous! Look forward to playing it next year!
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    I admit, I almost squealed like a little girl. That game is everything I've ever wanted in a modern Zelda game. Skryim type land, cell shaded graphics, and it sounds like voice acting is finally coming to the franchise.
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    The new Zelda looks good, but honestly I'm wondering what the gimmick is. There's been a gimmick ever since Ocarina of Time. Time changing ocarinas, transforming masks, conducting the wind, turning into a wolf, turning into a painting, etc.

    "Breath of the Wild", huh? I want to say it's a flute that turns you into animals, but I may be thinking a little too literally.

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    New Amiibo have been announced for the upcoming Zelda Game as well as an expansion on the existing Mario Bros. Series.



    Also a new Mario Party game for 3DS titled Mario Party: Star Rush has been announced
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/...ounced-for-3ds
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    Ugh, Mario Party: Star Rush is worrisome. The main mode is nothing like traditional Mario Party -- each player plays as a Toad walking around the map (in any direction) trying to recruit Ally Characters (Mario, Luigi, Peach, etc.), get gold, and beat bosses. If this is their main mode, I'm hesitant to get too invested in the game, and I say this as a longtime, loyal MP player. Amiibo Party will probably be back, too, which hopefully is more traditional but not as bland as the Wii U version.

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    Ever Oasis looks like it could be a fun game.


    Also, I feel kind of bad for Paper Mario: Color Splash. People are being pretty negative towards it, but it looks like a fun game IMO. I mean I know not everyone liked Sticker Star, but that's no reason to hate on a game before its out.

    As for Star Rush, it is kind of meh that everyone has to play as a toad, but I think it still looks interesting enough to be a solid game in the end.


    Also just anyone else planning on downloading Rhythm Heaven Mega Mix off the 3DS eshop!?

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    I'm not a fan of rhythm/music type games - I find them way too gimmicky and the appeal wears off quickly (though, Just Dance is an exception and I still play Samba De Amigo every now and then).

    It's a pity that the story of RPGs often sucks, because if it's good, that's where I'll invest the majority of my time.
    Of course, I'll play action games too, but they're more pick up, put down than something I'll have my teeth sunk into for days (or weeks) on end.

    Another thing for me that doesn't seem to work on handhelds are fighting games; on a console there's the option to fight your mates and that's often where the real appeal - or at least, longevity - of the genre is. Some may argue that there's the online fight option for handhelds, but not only is there never anyone online at that precise moment I opt to go that route, but I can't imagine the fun in taking on some faceless individual on the other side of the world.

    That said then, if I'm to buy a Nintendo NX, I'll want a damn good RPG and something for kids... and considering how many YEARS of entertainment they got out of Kirby and New Super Mario on Wii, with both the single and excellent 2-4-player option, I'd need something like that.

    Is that new Zelda lined up for NX or WiiU? There's only the Nintendo logo at the end of the ad', so I'm guessing it's for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaChiba View Post
    I'm not a fan of rhythm/music type games - I find them way too gimmicky and the appeal wears off quickly (though, Just Dance is an exception and I still play Samba De Amigo every now and then).

    It's a pity that the story of RPGs often sucks, because if it's good, that's where I'll invest the majority of my time.
    Of course, I'll play action games too, but they're more pick up, put down than something I'll have my teeth sunk into for days (or weeks) on end.

    Another thing for me that doesn't seem to work on handhelds are fighting games; on a console there's the option to fight your mates and that's often where the real appeal - or at least, longevity - of the genre is. Some may argue that there's the online fight option for handhelds, but not only is there never anyone online at that precise moment I opt to go that route, but I can't imagine the fun in taking on some faceless individual on the other side of the world.

    That said then, if I'm to buy a Nintendo NX, I'll want a damn good RPG and something for kids... and considering how many YEARS of entertainment they got out of Kirby and New Super Mario on Wii, with both the single and excellent 2-4-player option, I'd need something like that.

    Is that new Zelda lined up for NX or WiiU? There's only the Nintendo logo at the end of the ad', so I'm guessing it's for both.
    The new Zelda is coming to both and will have the same content on both but look better on NX

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