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TalkBack / RE:Bad Games, Bad Reviews, Fewer Profits
« on: May 26, 2004, 05:13:53 PM »
Hall knows about quality but his games never sold when he was with monolith (please pick up NOLF 2 for 10 at EB and see what I mean). I hope with Warner Bros. he gets better exposure for his games.


Originally posted by: kennyb27

I know the only reason I even buy certain games is the online portion(RS3, Battlefield, UT2K4 and a lot more)
Well, what happens when, eventually, those services are dropped?  You have simply a shell of a game that, obviously, you won't enjoy much at all.

Look online at how many are still playing these games. By the time you are finished playing there will still be a ton of people playing them. Never once in the 9 months I played Raven Shield did I ever have a problem, and I never had a problem with Battlefield or Ut2K4. Online games stick around long after people who use this argument would like to admit. The most popular online game is freakin 6 years old and it ain't going anywhere.

I hate Xbox live and yet it is the only reason I keep my Xbox. I do not even have the service turned on at the moment, but the thrill of playing both the Street Fighter Collection and Guilty Gear XX is enough to make me turn it back on (I bet super and bloodworth plan on getting these games as well judging by their avatars if they have an Xbox, if not for PS2).

also for people saying online is not profitable, many of the top companies today would not even be close to being as big as they are without online play. Ubi is a great example of that. Rainbow Six is still the top game on live 9 months down the road and if that does not lead to expanding sales than nothing will. I know the only reason I even buy certain games is the online portion(RS3, Battlefield, UT2K4 and a lot more)

anyone played CT Special Forces and if so is it worth 12 bucks. If it is not I will pass and continue to get me some more Saturn games

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Zelda Bonus disc?
« on: May 05, 2004, 12:35:40 PM »
I would wait for a buy one get one free deal at Gamestop.

You could have gotten both Metal Gear and Zelda or Harvest moon and zelda for like 37 shipped yesterday


Originally posted by: Mario
No it's not. The game is as available today as it was two months ago.

yes, but the hype for the game has died down considerably. If you make a spot for TV its probably best to release right around the time of release for maximum effect.


its two months too late though

Nintendo Gaming / RE:R: Racing Evolution goodness
« on: April 28, 2004, 09:54:15 AM »
I traded away F-Zero a while ago for a DC arcade stick so I will probably pick it up tomorrow so as to assure myself of getting a non PC copy although I should not spend any money to get it. I got a Saturn recently and between getting some games for that and my NGPC buying F-Zero may be pushing it.

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Capcom should give us RE2 or 3 or CVX as a bonus
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:31:11 PM »

Originally posted by: Bloodworth
I don't think Rockstar sells games by word of mouth as much as people think.  I think the sales are largely because they advertise everywhere with posters, billboards, commercials, magazine ads, and they just don't stop advertising.  I'm sure that if you pick up a copy of Rolling Stone today, you'll likely still find GTA ads.

Agreed. Even after VC came out I still saw spots for GTAIII

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Star Fox Armada thread (It's not really official)
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:38:48 PM »

Originally posted by: oohhboy
I never really liked the N64 version. The extra vehicels were a pain IMO. The levels no where near as hectic or dangerous a the original. The Frog was more of a pain than ever. Although the most noticable thing was the loss of speed.

looks at Zoness and Venom (entrance)

Nintendo Gaming / RE:I Really Want to Fix My Wavebird
« on: April 25, 2004, 01:37:25 PM »
is it platinum?

If so specify that. I bought mine at a pawn shop and did not have the reciept, and it broke a couple weeks later. Nintendo fixed it (the reciver was busted)

Nintendo Gaming / RE:100% Official Star Fox Armada thread
« on: April 24, 2004, 03:37:03 PM »

Originally posted by: Bill
All I know is that if Star Wolf dog fights are included, I will be very, very, VERY happy... ^_^

That would be cool. Personally I am hoping for less all range mode and more on rails action. The levels in Star Fox 64 were really good and I hope they continue the diversity in the craft(Aquas and the train level (cant remember name of level))

If they do make it like Battlefield then it could be really cool, but only if it is online. It would be much too chaotic for a split screen experience. Even LAN would be ok, but what worries me is that Nintendo keeps making all these games that seem to require a full screen(metroid, etc.) and it seems that split screen has reached its full potential and its time to move on.

TalkBack / RE:Metroid Prime 2 Preview
« on: April 24, 2004, 09:10:09 AM »
I could not even finish metroid zero mission. I sold it because I was so disappionted with it. Personally I think they should just scrap online. If there is no online or LAN there is no point seeing as Samus is already hard enough to control with a full screen (unless they make it full of flat surfaces and not diverse enviorments. )

As cool as the game looks, if MP is the dominant focus, I will just wait for the price to drop and pick up RE4

TalkBack / RE:THQ Claims No. 2 Publishers' Ranking
« on: April 20, 2004, 05:12:56 PM »

Originally posted by: Ian Sane
"What's the opposite of an independant publisher?"

I assume independant publisher is the same as third party publisher.  Nintendo doesn't count as such because they make their own consoles and only release games for those consoles.  They also don't have to pay any licensing fees.

And realistically I highly doubt that Nintendo overall sells more games than THQ does since Cube games don't really sell all that great and THQ sells games for all the consoles including the PS2 and GBA which even without the Cube and Xbox sales probably put THQ higher than Nintendo.

I bet their GBA games sales make up for that though

TalkBack / RE:THQ Claims No. 2 Publishers' Ranking
« on: April 20, 2004, 11:55:55 AM »
didn't a similar article like this come out a couple months ago? I guess Rockstar gave them the boot for a while and they just reclaimed it

Nintendo Gaming / RE:counterfeit gba games
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:52:19 AM »
If you are buying a rare game for the GBA chances are it is fake. Nintendo is usually mispelled on the back of the cart  and the manual is like 6 pages long.

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Eternal Darkness 2 Marketing Tactic: Reasons
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:48:20 AM »

Originally posted by: Ian Sane
I think a lot of the "evidence" of this being a prank is pretty weak.  SK leaving Nintendo sucks so naturally we don't want to believe it so people are trying to prove it's not true.  Naturally if you want to find evidence of a hoax you're going to decide that insignificant stuff is significant.  It may be a coincedence that the PGC post was posted at 3:33 but since it's a neat coincedence people are going to claim it as proof of a hoax when it really doesn't prove anything at all.

I personally am going to assume that the news is legit.  It's better for me to believe that and be surprised if it turns out to be a hoax than to believe it's a hoax and be severely disappointed if it turns out it isn't.

If it is a hoax I wouldn't be surprised if neither PGC or IGN were directly involved.  Odds are Denis just called IGN to give them this "news" and PGC was the only other site to actually check the source.  I mean cut-and-paste jobs for news on game sites is pretty common.

I agree with you. If it does turn out to be true it would be amazing and a great marketing ploy, but I doubt it is true


Originally posted by: Bloodworth
I just beat MGS TTS, and my girlfriend beat Splinter Cell just last Friday.

I agree with the freedom comment, but I've got to say that Splinter Cell definitely gives off a better sense of stealth in my opinion.  Shooting out lights, low tolerance for bullets, and alarm limits seem to make getting spotted a lot more consequential.  TTS also has five hours of cut-scenes, which are obviously better than SC, but I still felt like Metal Gear's long and frequent scenes never gave me a chance to dig into the game for more than five minutes without interruption.

So I don't know that I could ultimately rate one as better than the other, but those are my thoughts.

If you have an Xbox def. try out the bonus missions. Kola Cell is by far one of my favorite level so far although I have not checked out the others yet

and uglydot is right some games, like Rainbow should not be ported (I spent all last year throughly addicted to Raven Shield . . . Pistols only!!!!)

TalkBack / RE:Sabre Wulf Review
« on: April 18, 2004, 09:36:33 AM »
I may just have to pick this up. A Rare game that does not seem like a collect a thon? Sign me up

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Factor 5 Drops Nintendo!
« on: April 14, 2004, 05:52:54 PM »

Originally posted by: Perfect Cell

As for which future console Factor 5 was creating games for, Eggebrecht was unspecific, saying only "there might be a surprise [announcement] coming from us."

Doesnt sound like they are Nintendo exclusive either, so its not simply one for the "blind nintendo fanboys" Its much better than i thought, but not that much.

I will say their DS comment made me happy.  I dont think Factor 5 has made a handheld title yet.

They have the privaledges of being exclusive without being exclusive. Factor 5 helped out with hardware and compression so they know how to get the most out of the system. They also get the benefit of Nintendo letting them work on franchises

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Silicon Knights and Nintendo break up
« on: April 14, 2004, 05:55:40 AM »

Originally posted by: odifiend

Originally posted by: mouse_clicker
Silicon Knights has released 2 Gamecube games, one of which is less than month old- it's not because of sales. And look, I'll be the first to admit I'm wrong if this does turn out to be real, but like I said, it being joke sounds a hell of a lot more believable than anything you guys have come up with.

Unless it was SK disappointed with sales and not Nintendo.  It is not at all unreasonable to cancel a second party deal if the market you're exclusively developping for isn't buying.  They really deserve to do much better.
I certainly think that is more reasonable than the president of SK and Nintendo PRs out right lying to news media officials but whatever .

I agree. Add to that there was no real marketing push behind either of their games and you have an unhappy developer

TalkBack / RE:Silicon Knights Breaks with Nintendo
« on: April 13, 2004, 02:29:55 PM »

Originally posted by: NotRimmer
Didn't Eternal Darkness commercials air during damn near every commercial break during the World Cup?  That doesn't sound like no advertising to me

I never saw more than 5 commercial for the game. Never even saw one for TTS.

Nintendo has lost me. I do not understand why they let these NA development teams when they fill such a void. Someone needs to clean house at NOA and start at the top (perrin I am looking at you and all the other brass)  

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Localisation for Donkey Konga
« on: April 10, 2004, 07:55:30 PM »
I could care less about will smith.

I would however love to see some of the songs from Samba de Amigo along with some Carlos Santana.

Nintendo Gaming / RE:Amazing Deals!
« on: April 10, 2004, 04:04:12 PM »
thanks to punqsux over at for posting this deal.

Its the modem adaptor for PSO (its only 14.99 before 25 percent off using AFF25 or PPLAY 20)                                                                                                                                                          


Originally posted by: S-U-P-E-R
Yeah, Sony wants a whole hundred bucks to repair their PS2s. Whatever.

At least if its a DDE Sony will fix it for free unlike MS

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