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@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.

2 days, 21 hours ago on It’s Time for Confidence

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"Balance Boards have been created using that ever-so special Nintendo material, Nintendium, and therefore, its only weakness is the Nokia 3310." Lol!

1 week, 6 days ago on Humor: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse With Nintendo’s Peripherals

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@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.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Hex Heroes Kickstarter Now Live!

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@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.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Hex Heroes Kickstarter Now Live!

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The target is quite high. Let's hope they can make it.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Hex Heroes Kickstarter Now Live!

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@DimitraGiorgiou  Can you elaborate on that? I need specifics. There were many changes made. Anything specific you hate the most? Anything you like?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Nintendo’s New Platform: Quality of Life?!

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Now I'm interested in this game. Looks pretty cool

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Everything You Want to Know About Cubemen 2 Plus New Screenshots

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@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.

1 month ago on Award-Winning Dev of XBLA/Steam Game ‘The Bridge’, Developing Ambitious, Exclusive Wii U Co-op Strategy Game, Hex Heroes

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I LOLed at least six times while reading this. "A game involving a big kerfuffle between Nintendo characters."  Love this line!

1 month ago on Iwata Laughs: Reggie Fils-Aime

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@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.

1 month ago on Nintendo’s Most Important Announcement In Decades: The QOL Platform

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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

1 month ago on Nintendo’s Most Important Announcement In Decades: The QOL Platform

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