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Offline Jonnyboy117

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2009, 01:55:19 AM »
Are there any plans for changing the visual approach to the site?

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2009, 03:02:56 AM »
Yeah, soon. Sure.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2009, 03:37:09 AM »
True. Just imagine what Nintendo must think of a card game like Uno. It's got 108 cards! There's different numbers, colours, and even wild cards! Now that's hardcore!
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2009, 02:13:38 PM »
Are there any plans for changing the visual approach to the site?

Soon.  :-D

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2009, 09:30:34 PM »
To paraphrase Iwata-san:

"We are always working on new visual approaches to the site."
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2009, 10:43:15 PM »
True. Just imagine what Nintendo must think of a card game like Uno. It's got 108 cards! There's different numbers, colours, and even wild cards! Now that's hardcore!

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2009, 01:35:01 AM »
I applaud your Uno skills, Wario-bok.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2009, 01:37:07 AM »
Awesome sauce. I'm gonna have to find somewhere to buy that.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2009, 08:07:24 PM »
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2009, 06:56:13 PM »
Yo Lindy, any chance you guys will incorporate some video reviews now?  As much as I like the written review, there's somthing to be said for a finely put together statement with this newer medium.  Plus, it makes it easier to spot aWesome graPhiX.     ;D
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2009, 08:48:19 PM »
Video reviews are a great idea, but try to make them entertaining. Something like Angry Videogame Nerd, only without all the swears.

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2009, 11:16:42 PM »
Video reviews are a great idea, but try to make them entertaining. Something like Angry Videogame Nerd, only without all the swears.

Sorry, but no. There are already too many "funny reviewers" online, X-Play being the worst, Yahtzee being the best (though I disagree with him heavily on occasion). They should focus on creating a fresh show, not trying to imitate everyone else.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2009, 12:03:05 AM »
I was just giving an example of an entertaining reviewer (I've actually never heard of the two that you mentioned :-\), I wasn't implying they should use that exact same style especially if they can think of something more unique. Whatever they come up with, I just hope it isn't some dude sitting at a desk reciting what would otherwise be a written review. Take advantage of that medium in some way to make the review entertaining, but still more informative than video reviewers like AVGN.

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2009, 12:42:21 AM »
We've actually thrown around the idea of video reviews.  I think it would work for certain games, ones that would lend themselves to more than what amounts to a video walk-through.  We have other things to take care of on the reviews side of things right now, but we're definitely considering it where we feel it would be entertaining and different.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2009, 03:30:47 AM »
We've actually thrown around the idea of video reviews.  I think it would work for certain games, ones that would lend themselves to more than what amounts to a video walk-through.  We have other things to take care of on the reviews side of things right now, but we're definitely considering it where we feel it would be entertaining and different.

Please have your first video review be Kairon playing We Cheer.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2009, 04:13:17 AM »
We've actually thrown around the idea of video reviews.  I think it would work for certain games, ones that would lend themselves to more than what amounts to a video walk-through.  We have other things to take care of on the reviews side of things right now, but we're definitely considering it where we feel it would be entertaining and different.

Please have your first video review be Kairon playing We Cheer.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2009, 05:42:39 AM »
Congrats Lindy. Yeah it's crazy how quickly things can change. Will be great to see your new ideas come to life.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2009, 02:43:16 PM »
We've actually thrown around the idea of video reviews.  I think it would work for certain games, ones that would lend themselves to more than what amounts to a video walk-through.  We have other things to take care of on the reviews side of things right now, but we're definitely considering it where we feel it would be entertaining and different.

Have you considered doing podcast reviews?  It would require less equipment and knowledge than video reviews, and would add to your growing Nintendo podcast empire.

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2009, 04:21:49 PM »
Should we have Stephen Hawking read our written reviews?
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2009, 05:28:56 AM »
Have you considered doing podcast reviews?  It would require less equipment and knowledge than video reviews, and would add to your growing Nintendo podcast empire.

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2009, 07:24:21 AM »
We've actually thrown around the idea of video reviews.  I think it would work for certain games, ones that would lend themselves to more than what amounts to a video walk-through.  We have other things to take care of on the reviews side of things right now, but we're definitely considering it where we feel it would be entertaining and different.

Have you considered doing podcast reviews?  It would require less equipment and knowledge than video reviews, and would add to your growing Nintendo podcast empire.

I threw around the idea with Lindy (podcast reviews) a while back. I didn't want to replace the text review, only supplement it. I still might do it one of these days, maybe for one of my upcoming reviews...
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2009, 09:42:44 AM »
If you're going to do podcast reviews, make them enhanced AAC podcasts so we can get screenshots along with the audio.
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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2009, 11:44:59 AM »
Like Nick, I might test this out. I wouldn't want to do it by my lonesome though.
Maybe with a bigger release when multiple people would be playing it, or have someone who hasn't played it ask the reviewer about the game.

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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2009, 12:01:21 PM »
Video reviews are a great idea, but try to make them entertaining. Something like Angry Videogame Nerd, only without all the swears.

Sorry, but no. There are already too many "funny reviewers" online, X-Play being the worst, Yahtzee being the best (though I disagree with him heavily on occasion). They should focus on creating a fresh show, not trying to imitate everyone else.


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Re: A New Year, A New Direction
« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2009, 12:11:05 PM »
DO NOT WANT.

I threw around the idea with Lindy (podcast reviews) a while back. I didn't want to replace the text review, only supplement it. I still might do it one of these days, maybe for one of my upcoming reviews...

It was always my assumption that written reviews wouldn't be replaced.  I'm not advocating replacing good old fashioned text at all.