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4 days, 5 hours ago on Test
@chrisf86 Which one?
1 week ago on What Is Your Dream Nintendo Game?
Would have switched out Mega Man X for Donkey Kong Country 2, but otherwise I'd have kept the rest of the list the same.
1 week, 2 days ago on Top Ten Super Nintendo Games
@Fresnokila @lpfm Actually, Jason and Shawn asked to make this week "FuzzyWuzzy Games Week" on the site but it got vetoed. So, yeah, they're pretty legit into that game.
1 week, 2 days ago on Armillo: The Games That Inspired It
This is really impressive.
1 week, 4 days ago on By The Numbers – Evo 2014 Super Smash Bros. Melee Top 8
@brando678543211 @Menashe Good points! I didn't realize Amusement Vision had closed down. What other games were they famous for?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Five Nintendo Games That Deserve a Sequel
@brando678543211 Why not? F-Zero GX was a great game. If you'd said don't let Namco make another Star Fox or Team Ninja make another Metroid, I'd understand. But I've never heard anyone fault GX before.
@XCWarrior1 Not an F-Zero fan? Shame shame :P
That is much too long for me. Why do these shows take so long. Gah!!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Sherlock Season 4 to Begin Filming and Airing in 2015
@Yanni Fyssas Michael is the toughest reviewer on the site. We usually save him just for Nintendo first-party games but we gave him a crack at Armillo. He reviewed it with the same rigor he would apply to a review of a Nintendo game. A 7.5 from Michael is equivalent to an 8.5 from most other reviewers on the site.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Armillo Review
Having been at E3 this year, I can agree with you from the showfloor. Treehouse added a lot for their viewers at home. But the Smash Invitational was such an unbelievable experience in person. The rest of E3 was just walking around, testing out games. The Smash Invitational, was a roaring crowd, cheering on your favorite Nintendo characters and icons. Nintendo did SO much right this E3.
4 weeks ago on The Old E3 is Dead; Long Live the New E3
Based on ancient Egypt culture? Surprised I've never seen this setting before in a game.
4 weeks ago on Eternal Desert Sunshine, Egypt-Based Action Adventure Game Could Release On Wii U eShop
@StarchaserMarkellJoshua Do you mean specifically for older audiences or games that can even be enjoyed by older audiences?
1 month ago on Is Nintendo Pursuing a More Mature Audience?
@DonZaloog I'm more interested in Splatoon specifically because it's not just another Call of Duty. The art style is more vibrant and colorful, and they've switched up the typical FPS formula with the whole paint strategy. I love when Nintendo decides to take on a traditional genre with their own style- look what happened when Nintendo took on the fighter genre with Smash Bros!
@Aiddon Definitely true. You never want to put all your eggs in one basket as a company. Then again, companies that focus on a niche often do well.
Lots of good memories
1 month ago on Top Ten Game Boy Games
@Wanderlei @Menashe What I know is that we just had a blast with Elia at E3. He did great work, did a ton of hands-on work and coverage of everything going on. And he seemed pretty positive and hyped to me throughout E3.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wii U Will Not Feature Twitch Streaming, Nintendo Does Not See it as “Fun”
@Wanderlei @Paleselan I really don't agree that this is inane news. This is something I was actually fascinated to read, that this is Reggie's opinion about Twitch.
@Wanderlei Lol, who said this is negative news? It's simply Nintendo sharing their perspective on whether they think a certain console feature is necessary or not. How did you go from 'direct Nintendo quote' to 'Elia's negative article'?
@AbrahamC I was sitting in the front row of the roundtable, but we weren't allowed to record anything in any way.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Super Smash Bros.: PacMan Debuts, Game and Watch Returns
@themightyme I think I have a similar history to you when it comes to Mario Kart 8. Didn't buy 7 either because not enough was new. However, having played Mario Kart 8, I'm officially a fan.
2 months ago on Mario Kart 8 Review
@Realplaya @ShawnLong85 I so wish Nintendo would pay us off. Would make life a lot easier for us financially. ;)
Can't believe some people didn't find this funny. I was practically crying from laughter by the time I got to the end of the article. Maybe because it's way too late at night.
2 months ago on Humour: Nintendo’s E3 Plans Leaked
@CCBes Elaborate please
2 months ago on Why Ocarina of Time Is The Best Zelda Yet – And What Zelda Wii U Needs To Learn From It
@chrisf86 @brando678543211 Sorry about that. It should be fixed now.
2 months ago on Hyrule Warriors Takes Three Of Amazon.co.jp’s Top Ten Pre-Orders Including 1st
@chrisf86 Sorry about that. It should be fixed now.
I think Jason is actually doing a book review on this for the site.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How Sega Tried to Take Down Nintendo
@Wanderlei Lol. I cracked a smile
2 months, 2 weeks ago on EA to Shut Down Servers of 50+ Games in June
I will be at his event this Sunday. Joe and I are friends but I never got to hear about how he got his start until now. Good read!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Interview – Canadian Smash Bros. Leader Joe “Toronto Joe” Cribari
@ASuch He's much too tall. Never believe a word coming from someone that tall.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 11 Forum Members Discuss Their Personal Favorite Games Of All Time
In one of their updates they said that the particles weren't running on Wii U. I guess a deeper look showed them they were wrong.
3 months ago on Kickstarter – Source Adds Wii U Stretch Goal – The Next KS To Get Pumped For!
@matthewwesley85 I think they probably even modeled themselves after Wayforward's Shantae campaign. They asked for 800k or so and got it. Renegade Kid is similarly esteemed in the indie community and expected to be able to get 500k for a multi-platform FPS.For me it all comes down the brown color palette in the game. It's just too brown to get me interested in its atmosphere. Brown is the worst color scheme for a video game in my books.
3 months ago on Video: Why the Hell Is Cult County’s Kickstarter Failing
@BrillDavis @JonTurner I removed the rest of the discussion from this point on because it derailed into personal attacks.
@BrillDavis You're making some good points so why turn it into an offensive sounding comment? That just ends up being deleted. By relying on your intelligence you'll end up making a much bigger impact in the discussion.
3 months, 1 week ago on It’s Time for Confidence
"Balance Boards have been created using that ever-so special Nintendo material, Nintendium, and therefore, its only weakness is the Nokia 3310." Lol!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Humor: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse With Nintendo’s Peripherals
@David K @Menashe I can't think of any other Wii U-only game that made that much on Kickstarter. If it succeeds, it will be a first.
4 months ago on Hex Heroes Kickstarter Now Live!
@David K @Menashe Earthlock isn't Wii U-only. I'm worried that raising $80k from just the Wii U community might be a bit of a stretch.
And we're not switching to Disqus for now. We were just trying it out but some comments were getting lost and overall the reception to Disqus wasn't any better than Livefyre. However we are in the middle of a forum migration to Xenforo.
The target is quite high. Let's hope they can make it.
@DimitraGiorgiou Can you elaborate on that? I need specifics. There were many changes made. Anything specific you hate the most? Anything you like?
4 months, 1 week ago on Nintendo’s New Platform: Quality of Life?!
Now I'm interested in this game. Looks pretty cool
4 months, 1 week ago on Everything You Want to Know About Cubemen 2 Plus New Screenshots
@XCWarrior1 Well, they did project a 2015 release. At the same time, the game looks farther along than many Kickstarters as the game engine is clearly there already. Now it's a matter of creating content like maps and art assets.
4 months, 1 week ago on Award-Winning Dev of XBLA/Steam Game ‘The Bridge’, Developing Ambitious, Exclusive Wii U Co-op Strategy Game, Hex Heroes
I LOLed at least six times while reading this. "A game involving a big kerfuffle between Nintendo characters." Love this line!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Iwata Laughs: Reggie Fils-Aime
@BlakeWigert You make some good points, and it's no doubt many Wii U early adopters had a hard time with the first year of the console. However, I think it's really year one that proves difficult. Nintendo was adjusting to the learning curve of making HD games and they admitted it was tougher to learn than they had anticipated. I'm pretty sure there will be many classics to look forward to in the coming years. Looking back at the Wii, I only appreciated the system once a few years had passed. In fact, some of my favorite games came at the end, by way of Xenoblade Chronicles, Skyward Sword, Pandora's Tower, and The Last Story.
Also, I don't think Alex meant that Wii U was a filler system. Rather, they will be creating a QOL system that will utilize a combination of their systems, like Wii U as the main platform for the game, but smartphones used to track your actions throughout the course of your day. Or something to that effect. There can even be games that use a combination of Wii U, 3DS, Smartphone, and Balance Board to make one large gamification system.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Nintendo’s Most Important Announcement In Decades: The QOL Platform
Very interesting article. A few points:
- I like your distinction between weak gamification that is extraneous to the actual gaming system and intrinsic, rewarding gamification. Of course this bodes well for a game or even a system that is built from the ground up to create gamification
- About your deduction that Nintendo is focusing a lot of resources on their QOL platform, I wonder if this is what happened to the Vitality Sensor. It could be that was an idea that was premature, and moved over to the Wii U/3DS/Smartphone generation because Nintendo wanted to expand on the concept and make it into a full-fledged platform
- Besides for introducing new concepts, their QOL platform can include existing series that Nintendo has like Brain Age and Wii Fit. It's almost like this is Nintendo's evolution of those concepts. And it really makes sense with Nintendo's identity as the premier entertainment company in the world, having popularized gaming consoles to a mainstream audience with the NES and evolving what 'games' can do and be ever since.
- Great use of links in this article. Lots of interesting resources and links to follow up on
Wonderful article. It seems appropriate to mention this article by Derek Jasper, RIP http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/developer-profile-the-many-worlds-of-tetsuya-takahashi/
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Creative Forces Behind Monolith Soft’s Much Anticipated Wii U Title, X
Why in the world would they make you play through all the dungeons in the game three more times before you complete the game? That's like painting a beautiful portrait and splashing paint all over it when you're done. Was it at all necessary? Couldn't they have stopped at the 40 hour mark and called it a day?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Bravely Default Review
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Technician Kickstarter Wants To Bring The World a Grown Up ZeldaLike
@ConcernedVisitor @Menashe @ConcernedVisitor Hmm. You raise an interesting point but I have to think about it more before coming to a decision. What's interesting is that until the Wii U, Nintendo has been pretty strict about curating its indie content. Our policy has generally been, if Nintendo has allowed these developers to become licensed Nintendo developers then we'll report on their games without being opinionated about whether we like one game but don't like another. Unless it's a review, and in that case, we'll say clearly if a game deserves to get a 2/10. Our job isn't to protect you from games that might be bad on Wii U. We're not a whistle-blower site. As long as there may be a significant amount of readers who will be interested in hearing about a game, we feel obligated to report on it.
Now, you're bringing up a point that since Nintendo has opened the floodgates to developers we may actually have to start curating the indie games we cover on Wii U. I'm not sure I'm sold on that. However, I haven't really done my research on TreeFall Studio. This developer has been Shawn's department, and as you correctly pointed out, he knows them personally from his hometown. And I know they have successfully released a game in the past: http://www.desura.com/games/the-gem-collector
It does appear they're coming to grips with the realities of game development on a higher level. A studio doesn't fail on a few Kickstarters without beginning to learn a few lessons in reality from it and readjust their ambitions accordingly. I personally find that a fascinating process to watch unfold. However, that doesn't mean it's necessarily where we want to be putting our focus.
I'll bring up the point you make with some of the other head staff and we'll figure out what our policy should be on it.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Introducing The Letter: A Horror Game For the Wii U
@WolvenofGames I'm in touch with the developer of Rawbots, Neil Haran. We're actually pretty good friends and have discussed a few business ventures before. He assured me by email that Wii U is still in the plans for Rawbots.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Miscellaneous Genres Wii U Indie Games
@ConcernedVisitor Are you concerned the game won't come out if you fund it? Or that it doesn't look like a good enough game to support? I'm pretty sure people see it for what it is and can decide whether they want to support a fledgling developer or not. Can you explain what you are perceiving as a misdeed? I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't fully understand what you're perceiving as the 'wrongdoing' here.
I'm starting to regret my purchase of the game on Humble Bundle. Oh, wait...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition coming to Wii U