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TalkBack / Re: Licensed Nintendo DS Games That Don't Suck
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:59:38 AM »
I would also add the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith game.
I got it as a gift and was surprised to find that it was a really fun beat 'em up with RPG elements, but with a Star Fox-type level every once and a while to add some variety. The beat 'em up parts were really simple, gaining experience to unlock new force powers, but, as I remember, the enemies were well-designed and in the early days of the DS I ended up playing through it multiple times. It also had a dogfight mode like in Star Fox 64 that seemed fairly fun even if I was only ever able to play it against the CPU.

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 304: Don't Blame Games
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:50:22 PM »
Quite honestly, I learned dual-analogue from Wind Waker and, like Jonny said, Mario Sunshine. You had to constantly manage the camera in those games constantly. If you've played those games, you can use dual-analogue. Monster Hunter Tri with dual-analogue is no harder to control than Wind Waker in my opinion, though it could use Wind Waker's lock-on. And, going back and playing Majora's Mask, man do I miss the camera control. The camera in Majora's Mask is god awful.

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 304: Don't Blame Games
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:26:57 AM »
James Earl Jones is at this very moment playing the Wii U.

Look at all of them! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Jones_(disambiguation)

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TalkBack / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles Confirmed for North American Release
« on: December 02, 2011, 04:06:09 PM »
Knew it would happen eventually. People get waaay too worked up.

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TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Rewards: Handheld History Cards
« on: October 29, 2011, 03:33:55 PM »
The Zelda posters are actually really nice if you're looking for something to spend coins on.

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TalkBack / Re: NBA 2K12 Review
« on: October 25, 2011, 04:30:47 PM »
Can you tell if there could be roster or stat updates (assuming there's a season)?

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Pokemon Gray website had been registered.
« on: October 19, 2011, 04:19:34 PM »
Yes, and its a color too.
Am I the only one who finds the monochrome names really boring?



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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 260: Zero-Sum Xenomics
« on: September 25, 2011, 08:53:18 PM »

Man, James, you make Xenoblade sound so cool, but I don't have the time or money to play it. Stop taunting me!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants to hear Greg talk about his team's crazy upset. Even though the Bears lost it's always good to see the Patriots lose.


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TalkBack / Re: Monster Hunter 4 Announced for 3DS
« on: September 12, 2011, 11:06:08 PM »
Yes, please. Now when my friends say it's stupid to have a 3DS I have this to point to.

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TalkBack / Re: Second Circle Pad, Monster Hunter Coming to 3DS
« on: September 06, 2011, 10:23:24 PM »
First of all wouldn't be shocked if this was fake, but second of all, I don't really care because it means I can Monster Hunter on the go. I loved Tri, but dedicating 2 hours to a hunt was a pain, on a portable though... Is it really wrong to be such a sucker as I?

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TalkBack / Re: Full Lineup of NES Ambassador Games Revealed
« on: August 30, 2011, 02:41:00 PM »
Save states would make Metroid and Zelda II far more playable, but am I remembering correctly that there won't be save states until the "updated" versions come out?

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TalkBack / Re: Investors Heavily Criticize Nintendo's Performance
« on: August 11, 2011, 08:37:31 PM »
I hope Nintendo doesn't listen to their investors... Can someone think of a time where they didn't?

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TalkBack / Re: The SNES 20
« on: August 08, 2011, 06:58:58 PM »
A Link to the Past is my favorite game ever. It was the game that got me into gaming. I remember being so amazed that a game had a story like that, that a game could be so dramatic and cinematic, with that rainy opening.

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TalkBack / Re: The SNES 20
« on: August 07, 2011, 06:15:22 PM »
Castelvania IV is so painful for me because I love what I've played of it, but I've never been able to get past the second half of the third level, partly because it sends you back so far, partly because it's really goddamn hard.

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TalkBack / Re: Breaking Down the 3DS Ambassador Program
« on: July 28, 2011, 11:05:04 AM »
Unlike Pale, I've only played 3 of those games, and DK Jr. only through the stupid e-reader, so I'm psyched, especially for Fusion.

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Could not be more happy about this, I think Nintendo wanted to prove that they do care about their loyal fans after all. This is perfect for me, because I've only played 3 of these games, just by coincidence. And my DKJr. experience was kind of ruined by the fact that I did it on an e-reader.

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TalkBack / Re: Capcom May Show Wii U Title at TGS
« on: July 19, 2011, 08:11:04 PM »
3DS Monster Hunter would take over my life...

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TalkBack / Re: Playing with Power: Harnessing the Nintendo Community
« on: July 17, 2011, 10:09:19 PM »
Well said again Lindy, I wish Nintendo would take these articles of yours to heart.

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 250: Five Long Years
« on: July 11, 2011, 12:12:51 AM »
Happy Birthday, guys! I'm at the episode name part. I'll never forget, my first episode was Tito, Use the Dagger! I'm also proud to have requested the DK Rap in the live show.

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TalkBack / Re: Nintendo's Tipping Point?
« on: July 06, 2011, 12:55:00 AM »
I realize the talkback has completely just become a debate/argument thread at this point, but I just wanted to say, awesome article Lindy, easily the most intelligent and well thought out piece of writing I've read about video games in a long time, let alone about this whole Operation Rainfall fiasco.

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TalkBack / Re: Final Fantasy Rhythm Game Coming to 3DS
« on: July 06, 2011, 12:44:08 AM »
As someone who is just now playing Elite Beat Agents for the first time, I would be thrilled if this game was basically EBA with FF songs.

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Rain drops keep fallin' on my brain ~ Jay-Z
I had no idea what that was referencing... until now.

Does anyone else think that FFVI is maybe somehow NoA trying to compensate for the missing games?

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TalkBack / Re: Will Wii U Be the Same Old Game?
« on: June 24, 2011, 12:05:18 PM »
Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros Wii-- Games that outsell anything on any other system and what does Nintendo do?  nothing.  Nintendo has been pissing in the wind for the last 2 years. 
But they Can.  Most companies would love to be where Nintendo is but it makes a company that is in Nintendo's position a little less hungry.
Agreed.  Nintendo has quite clearly demonstrated that they don't care about their customers and would rather piss in the wind than actually make the games that people want.  That's what the WiiU is all about--pleasing developers so they can just shovel ports rather than actually put some effort into making awesome games for a Nintendo console.  There's a reason that xbox or ps3 don't have any 20 or 30 million+ selling titles on their console--because devs won't or can't make games that have mass market appeal.

Ports are better than nothing. Developers aren't willing to take chances outside the download arena, and Nintendo can't change that. What they can do is ensure that the third parties give the Wii U the same support as the other consoles. Then the decision is which platform has the best first-party lineup, and Nintendo's in pretty good shape in that scenario.
Nintendo isn't in good shape--it's last big seller came out 2 years ago.  XBox and PS owners aren't going to migrate to the WiiU just because it has the same games as the machines they ALREADY own.  Nintendo has already proven, with the last 2 years of the Wii, that they aren't interested in keeping their costumers.  So who is going to buy the WiiU?
Nintendo is in fine shape in terms of first party support compared to the other two companies, it's just that because they don't have big third party releases to space things out, we have great years like last year followed by dead years like this one. I'm not sure what you think came out in 2009 that was the big seller, but Nintendo has plenty of huge sellers, in addition to the decently selling games from last year like Kirby or DK, it's just that Nintendo's huge sellers appeal to a different kind of casual crowd than the other consoles.


That's why this whole idea of "casuals" is so dumb, there have always been casual gamers, it's just that until probably the DS, the casual players were "hardcore" kids or bro-y dudes who would only play the most popular multiplayer games. Honestly, I would much prefer bringing in intelligent, if ignorant, adults, and a new generation of kids as casual gamers than those previously mentioned as long as I keep getting enough games to keep me satisfied. And right now, with as much back log as there is for both DS and Wii, I have more than enough games to play. Way more than enough, I have more games to play than I have the time and money to play. I know that a lot of people consume games faster than me, and it sucks that there are dry spells like this, but honestly, there is far too much whining on the internet for this. I don't understand how people are so "starved for games." I look at Ocarina of Time 3D and say, wow, I'd really like to play that, but you know, I still have Monster Tale to finish, and Galaxy 2, and countless other games, I would be wasting my money. Not to mention that most people complaining about the Wii's drought also own other systems. I'm not apologizing for Nintendo, they could do a better job, but there is no way people complaining actually have no games to play.
 Also, I don't think the idea with the ports is to get people to buy games twice. You have to start somewhere and ports are a quick, cheap, and easy way for devs to get familiar with the system and to sell a game they already made to some new people. And as someone who doesn't own another console, I'll be buying those games for WiiU.

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TalkBack / Re: Will Wii U Be the Same Old Game?
« on: June 21, 2011, 06:43:14 PM »
It's an interesting point about the Super Nintendo selling less than half of the Wii's sales. Maybe that's the sort of thing we should expect in terms of success for this thing. Hopefully it would do more than the SNES considering how much bigger games are now, but the SNES in comparison to the NES. The NES was super mainstream and family oriented. The two games my grandma has played are Super Mario Bros. and Wii golf, for example. So, WiiU like the SNES probably won't sell as well, but will be more "hardcore." Which makes me think how the Wii will be remembered by future generations. Will kids growing up with Wii's remember it as fondly as kids who had NES'?


As for marketing it to two different groups, I can't imagine that would be too difficult. You have a white WiiU that you show on Oprah (or whatever is replacing her) and in commercials on Disney Channel. Then, like they are doing for M rated games in Japan with the black boxes, or what they did with Monster Hunter 3, you have a black WiiU and you show it on Spike, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, internet ads, etc.
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TalkBack / Re: Will Wii U Be the Same Old Game?
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:28:08 PM »
Why so negative? I feel like everyone's attacking the Wii U based almost purely on the name when we really won't know anything until a year from now when it comes out.

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