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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2009, 01:51:24 PM »
Will Ian get his precious arcade Donkey Kong?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2009, 01:52:07 PM »
So wait, the VC arcade is available now?

According to several sources, yes it is.

This should make things very interesting in the future since Arcade games will be hitting the Virtual Console now.  And since Nintendo is allowing us to download games directly to SD cards, with the highest up to 32 gigs, the possibilities are now endless.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2009, 02:10:14 PM »
I wonder...since size no longers seems to be a problem with the WiiWare can we get some ports of XBLA games, even if they are not in HD?

Really, the only reason to keep developers away from creating bigger WiiWare titles is pride.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2009, 02:41:57 PM »
so many fun thoughts and ideas! Hell yeah Nintendo!

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2009, 03:08:23 PM »
Nintendo should have really went crazy with the storage solution and allowed for USB storage media to be used as well. Then that deal with the lack of space issue totally.

Either way I have 2GB to play with!

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2009, 03:18:43 PM »
^This.

Why they didn't announce a USB storage media is beyond me. Why are they taking this in baby steps?!
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2009, 03:35:05 PM »
if they allow USB storage then they couldn't charge you $150 for a Nintendo branded SDHC card to all the unsuspecting casuals out there.

I also think they have some sort of SD agreement or license or something along those lines

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2009, 03:44:21 PM »
Downloaded my new channel, awesome. And I had no interest in phantom hour glass(though im probably going to get it any way) but that train in Spirit Tracks has won me over!

Anyone notice this over at N-europe?

Geoff Keighley has revealed that Nintendo's big surprise at the GDC wasn't The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks...

The prospect of a new Zelda game on the DS has already sent the N-E team into a prolonged collective orgasm, but it looks like we haven't even seen everything Nintendo has to offer yet.

Geoff Keighley, the host of Gametrailers.com's show GTTV and their Bonus Round video series, posted this on his Twitter account moments ago...


"To answer your Qs, no Zelda is not the big surprise. That comes later today."

Both that, the Wii update, all the Final Fantasy titles and Nintendo's DSiWare and WiiWare plans was big news to us. What else could Nintendo possibly have planned?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2009, 03:54:39 PM »
Wow more to come? Can't wait. Already the surprise launch of the Storage Solution was surprise enough.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2009, 03:57:50 PM »
he tweeted again! haha!

Big surprise is multi-platform. And it goes down in about 6 or 7 hours.

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2009, 04:23:07 PM »
hmmm.... Metal Gear?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2009, 04:37:09 PM »
FFXIII on all 3 consoles.
That's why you haven't heard anything about it in months.
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« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2009, 04:41:33 PM »
Oh nice, finally a storage solution... Wasn't that the excuse many people offered about why they stopped downloading games?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2009, 05:16:00 PM »
For those that want to keep track of Geoff Keighley.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2009, 07:56:50 PM »
Why they didn't announce a USB storage media is beyond me. Why are they taking this in baby steps?!
I don't understand it either, that's what I was hoping for. I don't have an SD card but I do have a USB flash drive which has outlived its usefulness.

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #90 on: March 25, 2009, 08:05:09 PM »
Why they didn't announce a USB storage media is beyond me. Why are they taking this in baby steps?!
I don't understand it either, that's what I was hoping for. I don't have an SD card but I do have a USB flash drive which has outlived its usefulness.

SD Cards are more commonly used in cel-phones and digital cameras. I'm betting Nintendo thinks people get easier access to SD Cards than external hard drives. I know my celphone came with one SD Card, and that's the one I've been using on my Wii.

But really, considering this solves the storage problem who are we to complain? SD Cards are cheap anyway.

And another game announcement? I hope that guy isn't pulling out hair...

...Maybe its FF XIII the on rails shooter mini game fest?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #91 on: March 25, 2009, 08:15:34 PM »
Cheap yes, but still requires a purchase.
USB flash drives are pretty common too you know. I know lots of people who have them because they are the easiest way to move data from one computer to the other. How hard could it be to implement support for them?

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #92 on: March 25, 2009, 08:22:50 PM »
Cheap yes, but still requires a purchase.

If people didn't have a problem purchasing a 250 dollar console, shelling out 90 bucks for Wii Fit and 30 to 50 bucks on games it shouldn't be a problem to buy an SD Card, especially since those are everywhere.

All I am saying is that while I agree that they could have added more external memory support they at least with one that is cheap and easy to find.

We really shouldn't be looking at the gift horse in the mouth.

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #93 on: March 25, 2009, 08:46:45 PM »
We really shouldn't be looking at the gift horse in the mouth.
I'm specifically looking for the gift horse in my mouth.

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2009, 08:56:09 PM »
Cheap yes, but still requires a purchase.

If people didn't have a problem purchasing a 250 dollar console, shelling out 90 bucks for Wii Fit and 30 to 50 bucks on games it shouldn't be a problem to buy an SD Card, especially since those are everywhere.

All I am saying is that while I agree that they could have added more external memory support they at least with one that is cheap and easy to find.

We really shouldn't be looking at the gift horse in the mouth.

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Sorry, but I'm not going to bow down to Nintendo for adding a feature to the Wii that should have been there since Day 1.  Nintendo didn't put this feature in just because they felt like "giving" us something.  They put it in because it will entice developers to make bigger, better games on WiiWare.  That it placates us as well is just a nice bonus for them.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #95 on: March 25, 2009, 09:02:54 PM »
I know people who spent $400 for a new 360 with the bigger HD.

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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #96 on: March 25, 2009, 09:06:09 PM »
Cheap yes, but still requires a purchase.

If people didn't have a problem purchasing a 250 dollar console, shelling out 90 bucks for Wii Fit and 30 to 50 bucks on games it shouldn't be a problem to buy an SD Card, especially since those are everywhere.

All I am saying is that while I agree that they could have added more external memory support they at least with one that is cheap and easy to find.

We really shouldn't be looking at the gift horse in the mouth.

*raises an eyebrow*

Sorry, but I'm not going to bow down to Nintendo for adding a feature to the Wii that should have been there since Day 1.  Nintendo didn't put this feature in just because they felt like "giving" us something.  They put it in because it will entice developers to make bigger, better games on WiiWare.  That it placates us as well is just a nice bonus for them.

And in the end, everyone wins.

Developers get to make bigger, better games for WiiWare. Bigger VC games can be released and gamers can easily store them without fear of moving the fridge around, and the solution is cheap and easy to find. And Nintendo gets to have a big and varied service.

Really, there's nothing bad about this unless you want to see something bad.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2009, 09:16:46 PM »
Cheap yes, but still requires a purchase.

If people didn't have a problem purchasing a 250 dollar console, shelling out 90 bucks for Wii Fit and 30 to 50 bucks on games it shouldn't be a problem to buy an SD Card, especially since those are everywhere.

All I am saying is that while I agree that they could have added more external memory support they at least with one that is cheap and easy to find.

We really shouldn't be looking at the gift horse in the mouth.

*raises an eyebrow*

Sorry, but I'm not going to bow down to Nintendo for adding a feature to the Wii that should have been there since Day 1.  Nintendo didn't put this feature in just because they felt like "giving" us something.  They put it in because it will entice developers to make bigger, better games on WiiWare.  That it placates us as well is just a nice bonus for them.

And in the end, everyone wins.

Developers get to make bigger, better games for WiiWare. Bigger VC games can be released and gamers can easily store them without fear of moving the fridge around, and the solution is cheap and easy to find. And Nintendo gets to have a big and varied service.

Really, there's nothing bad about this unless you want to see something bad.

Indeed.  As I said, the only problem I have with this release is that it's over 2 years too late.  Just imagine what we might be seeing on WiiWare right now if Nintendo actually gave developers the space they needed to fulfill their visions (and multi-console developers the space they needed to bring their work to Wii as well) when the Wii launched.  Instead, we have...well...a WiiWare service with about 3-5 games actually worth buying and a whole lot of crap.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2009, 09:20:05 PM »
Considering the service has only been active for a year I doubt damage has been done.

For the record, XBLA doesn't have that many masterpieces either.

The only thing that has been affected has been the Virtual Console, and even then it doesn't compare to the power of WiiWare.

Really I think you are being overly dramatic and angsty. Sure, we ALL wanted the solution sooner, but the important thing is that we got it.
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Re: Iwata kicks off GDC 09 with a keynote
« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2009, 10:28:48 PM »
^This.

Why they didn't announce a USB storage media is beyond me. Why are they taking this in baby steps?!

I'm pretty sure Nintendo is being cautious and taking their time so they don't make it easier for the homebrew/pirate crowd.
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