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The 3DS version is likely the handhelds-are-popular-in-Japan version.

I'm still betting on NX not being a hybrid given that Iwata basically said as much on more than one occasion. I think the NX version will be a port of the PS4 version or vice versa.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« on: July 24, 2015, 02:27:57 PM »
I scored a Palutena. The page crashed almost immediately at 5:00pm EST so I was refreshing for 10 minutes (not the entire time).

I'd like Zero Suit Samus and Ryu, maybe Roy. That may be it as far as Super Smash Bros. goes unless Wii Fit Trainer becomes available again or Daisy is one of the upcoming DLC characters. I definitely want that modern colors 8-bit Mario Amiibo just because I think it looks cool.

What is wrong with me? I feel ridiculous. I'm buying them mainly for decoration. I haven't used my Lucina Amiibo yet.

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TalkBack / Re: Baseless Speculation: Virtual Console on NX
« on: July 22, 2015, 07:12:02 AM »
The thing is, that wouldn't explain why they abandoned putting Wii games on the eShop.
Does it need to? There could be a separate, completely unrelated explanation for that.

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TalkBack / Re: Baseless Speculation: Virtual Console on NX
« on: July 22, 2015, 03:05:42 AM »
My thoughts on the Virtual Console haven't changed:
Does Nintendo still emulate each individual game instead of using a general emulator? If so, that may explain this. There are benefits to writing an emulator for each game, but it's a lot more work. Maybe Nintendo is finishing up the games it already started emulating or are now focusing on other platforms like DS that haven't been emulated yet. Maybe both?

Nintendo has talked about future hardware being more integrated, like "brothers in a family of systems." Here's a good article. As much as it sucks in the short-term, if Nintendo is serious about simplifying the transition of porting between platforms, it doesn't make sense to continue individually emulating games on Wii U. It would be in Nintendo's best interest to move on from PowerPC. Imagine if Nintendo could use the same emulator on the successors of both Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo dug itself into this hole so if true, it's nice its finally doing something about it. Now, hopefully this also includes unified accounts.
I started an entire thread a couple weeks ago in the Nintendo a Console Discussion forum regarding what I think NX can be based on things Satoru Iwata has said in the past two or three years. A console and a handheld that play the same games is a direction I see Nintendo going. A unified Virtual Console would be part of that plan. If Nintendo develops a universal emulator, I think more games will be released with greater frequency. I don't think it helps Nintendo to trickle out games. The way it was doing things (emulating each game) was the most cost prohibitive structure. It required more work for less output. No bueno.

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General Gaming / Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:58:08 PM »
I bought Shantae and the Pirate's Curse on Wii U for $8 meaning my launch purchase of Trine 2 finally paid off.

I was recently gifted Viewtiful Joe Red Hot Rumble on GameCube and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

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TalkBack / Re: Project Cars Wii U Officially Cancelled
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:08:05 AM »
Here's Slightly Mad Studio's Ian Bell on the issue back in May:
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We could reach a fairly solid 30FPS [on Wii U] but it might take a hell of a lot of work. On the other hand, about halfway through us finishing, Nintendo might announce a new console (I have zero knowledge on this BTW but I've heard 'rumours'). Our work might just be the best thing that ever hit that new console in the driving sim genre.
In light of that, I'm not sure I buy that Wii U is too weak to run the game. Rather, it sounds like the team could try to get it to work but was playing chicken with Nintendo announcing NX which obviously hasn't happened. Slightly Mad Studios probably doesn't think it's worth the effort when Wii U's successor will be announced in less than a year. That is certainly the team's prerogative, but let's not pretend that studio boss, Ian Bell, didn't basically admit as much. Coupled with the fact that Slightly Mad Studios already announced a new crowdfunding campaign for a sequel about a month ago, and it isn't that difficult to see why it wouldn't want to put the time and energy into a late port to a struggling platform when it can refocus its efforts on a sequel that can be ported to said platform's successor. Slightly Mad Studios isn't a large company. It has to do what's best for business. A Wii U port isn't, and blaming a struggling platform is better damage control than "We don't feel like it because we're already working on a sequel."

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Do you have someone else who can play? Triforce Heroes is either one or three players. There is no two-player option unlike Four Swords.

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General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:13:36 AM »
Apple completely refreshed the iPod Touch line for the first time since September 2012 (and probably for the last time) with a 64-bit A8 CPU, 8MP camera, M8 motion coprocessor, and 128GB option for all 37 people actually still interested in the iPod line.

I'm very surprised that there's a 32GB option which is the one I'll be picking up in that nice, new blue color. I'm not running with an (eventual) iPhone 6S Plus in my pocket so the iPod Touch with the running app I have is a great solution. Everything is coming up Milhouse.

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TalkBack / Re: Release Information For Palutena, Dark Pit Announced
« on: July 15, 2015, 07:00:54 AM »
Oh ****. I really want that Palutena Amiibo as I actually play as her. I'll chalk this up as a loss.

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TalkBack / Re: Devil's Third (Wii U) Hands-on Preview
« on: July 15, 2015, 05:06:00 AM »
Goddamnit, Itagaki.

"There is a character who has a disease that does not let her physically age past 15.

She is the love interest.

That is the most tame thing I can say."

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TalkBack / Re: Devil's Third (Wii U) Hands-on Preview
« on: July 15, 2015, 03:07:30 AM »
This is a shame though I've already mentally prepared for this after the Unseen64 report.

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It should be the lady who talked about making Yoshi dolls for roughly 37% of the Nintendo E3 Digital Event.

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I see Miyamoto closer to retirement than becoming president of the entire company. I thought it was relevant to post that quote in which he was flat-out asked about being president and his response was essentially, "Goodness, no. No thank you."

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Some food for thought.

In 2011, the Wall Street Journal asked Miyamoto whether he felt he deserved to be the president of Nintendo. He said, "I never wanted to be president. I know it’s presumptuous but my concern was what I would do if I was chosen. I knew if I was chosen, I’d have to run away. I’m not suited for that kind of job. I like being a little on the outside.”

Granted, that was four years ago and things can change (though with age, I can see him leaning even more towards this line of thinking). Additionally, I'd imagine it's tough to answer that question honestly when the actual president is your direct supervisor and likely the only person in the entire company you answer to. With Iwata's passing, Miyamoto may be forced to take on some extra responsibilities in the short-term. If he was even moderately on the fence before, he'll know for sure in the next few weeks.

I still think Iwata and Nintendo's board of directors had a contingency plan in place even if that involves Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda acting as interim presidents and handling those responsibilities while a true successor is promoted and installed. Iwata was ill for over a year to the point where he took a leave of absence for health reasons. Under those circumstances, I doubt Nintendo's board of directors shrugged and said, "Beh, it'll work itself out."

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I recall a few years ago that Miyamoto saying he wanted to scale back his responsibilities and work on smaller games. I can't see him succeeding Iwata either. That doesn't seem like it's up his alley.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Mario Maker
« on: July 13, 2015, 07:56:32 AM »
No way. I want Super Mario Maker all up in my Wii U. I have a very nice TV. That's what I prefer to play games on.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Super Mario Maker Pocket that revolved around creating Mario stages based on handheld Mario games. Or what about Wario Maker?

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TalkBack / Re: Satoru Iwata: 1959 - 2015
« on: July 13, 2015, 05:16:48 AM »
I can't say I got misty eyed after learning that Iwata passed since I didn't know him personally. I was certainly surprised since he was still pretty young and his health concerns, I suppose only in hindsight, were extremely understated. He did look really thin after he came back from his leave of absence. I'll definitely miss his Iwata Asks and presence in Nintendo Directs.

I think a lot of armchair CEOs gave Iwata a lot more **** than he deserved, minimizing his accomplishments while overblowing his failures. While Wii U undoubtedly flopped (or is flopping since currently on the market), Nintendo launched three of its most successful hardware products under his watch. One of the things I really appreciate and respect about Iwata's leadership was his refusal to lay off a bunch of people in the name of short-term results when Nintendo was struggling. I welcome smart change, and Nintendo certain could stand to usher in some positive changes, but if anything about the company culture Iwata fostered transitions to his successor, I hope the way he valued his employees is at the very top of that list.

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If the shareholders reelected Iwata, wouldn't it follow that they would elect a successor with similar ideals as him? Not saying that it's a given, but it just seems like Iwata could have been ousted if people were really that disappointed and appalled by his performance.

I have doubts that Nintendo's board will be wiped clean. Shigeru Miyamoto, for example, sits on Nintendo's board of directors. Does anyone really believe he's getting kicked to the curb?

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General Nonsense / Re: So much for milk building strong muscles...
« on: July 13, 2015, 03:59:04 AM »
Drinking milk is so antiquated. Have you tried malk?

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Like you said, Nintendo will most likely promote from within. There's a small chance it hires from outside of Nintendo but a literally zero percent chance it hires someone who is not Japanese. Due to Iwata's health concerns, Nintendo, like Apple toward the end of Steve Jobs' tenure, most likely already had a contingency plan in place. Iwata's successor is probably on the board of directors though I'm sure many of us aren't overly familiar with who some of those people are. Granted, we can google it, and I have, but I have no idea who Hirokazu Shinshi is for example. According to Bloomberg, he's currently the youngest member on the board at 49.

Still, with someone already in line to succeed Iwata, I can't imagine any sweeping changes which is bound to disappoint some here at NWR who called for Iwata to be fired over the years. Nintendo has a pretty strong and set company culture so the next person in line is going to tow the line. It's business as usual. Anyone who wants major changes, the best you can hope for is Iwata's successor being a little more lax on things like voice chat and region locking (though Iwata recently considered ending region locking). Any changes will have to start small then grow from there so, you know, manage your expectations.

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TalkBack / Re: Satoru Iwata: 1959 - 2015
« on: July 12, 2015, 05:36:41 PM »
*remember... Come on, autocorrect.

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TalkBack / Re: Satoru Iwata: 1959 - 2015
« on: July 12, 2015, 05:36:11 PM »
Out of no where. I removed when he underwent surgery, but I thought he was doing well. Sad news.

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General Chat / Re: New Movies/TV Shows we should keep an eye out for!
« on: July 12, 2015, 10:26:51 AM »
The Deadpool trailer was sexmazing. It was the best footage from Comic-Con.

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General Chat / Re: New Movies/TV Shows we should keep an eye out for!
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:38:38 AM »
Ash vs Evil Dead trailer was everything I hoped it would be and more (continuation of Army of Darkness, Bruce Campbell being sexcellent). Sadly, I don't have Starz.

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Well, now I know who changed my custom title. I like it.

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