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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 09:40
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 09:40
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Leave it to Nintendo to be blind sided by technology that has been mainstream for the last 8 years or so.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 09:43
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 09:43
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I have faith in big N to get with it eventually, I just wish they would have rethought the tablet with the Wii U. I can deal with first party offerings being most of the platform since that's largely what you buy Nintendo for in the first place. The tablet though is a huge piece of shit. Shitty battery life, poor specs and its ramrodded in gimmicky ways into many games already to justify its existence. It sucks because in many games you can't just hook up a pro controller and ignore the dumb thing. This is a perfect example of why forcing Kinect is a fucking stupid move.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 10:29
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 10:29
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Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 09:40:
Leave it to Nintendo to be blind sided by technology that has been mainstream for the last 8 years or so.

Kinda status quo for them since the N64 on really.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 10:37
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"even though basically every game developer has been creating games 'in HD' since 2005, we literally ignored every single thing they've done and decided to bravely tackle this momentous step in 2012. Thus, when we realized that it takes a bit more effort to make HD graphics vs the shitty resolution the Wii ran at, we were taken completely by surprise."

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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 11:10
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 11:10
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Creston wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 10:37:
"even though basically every game developer has been creating games 'in HD' since 2005, we literally ignored every single thing they've done and decided to bravely tackle this momentous step in 2012. Thus, when we realized that it takes a bit more effort to make HD graphics vs the shitty resolution the Wii ran at, we were taken completely by surprise."

Rolleyes

Creston

This just in, Nintendo has discovered round makes for a better wheel!!
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 12:13
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Nintendo's WiiU will be completely discontinued in 2 years or less.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 12:16
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Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 09:40:
Leave it to Nintendo to be blind sided by technology that has been mainstream for the last 8 years or so.

I don't know...I only got a 1080p TV 2 years ago, and only had a 720p from 2007, before that. Mainly because I'm a cheap bastard, TV is not all that important to me, and I was waiting for the prices to be a lot more reasonable.

But yeah, for the Wii U they dropped the ball with anemic system specs.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 12:35
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I'm a longtime Ninty fan but there really is no excuse for this. Unprepared? You had years to study the rest of the industries transition to HD. You have ridiculous amounts of cash sitting in the bank that could have been used to beef up your departments. I guess when your printing money you don't think much of the future. And while your complaining about having to catch up to everyone else, everyone else is ready to leapfrog ahead again. This company can be so stupid sometimes.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 12:48
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They should go back to cartridges!
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 13:33
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 13:33
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Odds on the next Nintendo console being based on PC hardware?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 13:56
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Prez wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 12:48:
They should go back to cartridges!

In my very biased eyes the SNES was their best system. Maybe they could do SNESHD . Focus on fun simple games instead of coming up with new (bizarre) controller gimmicks to try and keep people interested in their brand.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 14:07
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That's basically what the 3DS is. Tons of awesome games on there. The Wii U has some good stuff too, I just hate their controller and its weirdly integrated mechanic shit in their games.

The Wii U was just bungled from start to finish. Dumb name that confuses people, poorly marketed, underpowered hardware, first party game offerings were few and so on. They can't just scrap it at this point but a relaunch with a new name and a ton of first party games might do wonders.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 14:13
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Wow, Nintendo is still around?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 14:21
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That's basically what the 3DS is. Tons of awesome games on there.

... and a gimmick which just drives cost up and my interest down. GBA was where it was at. All the morons need to do is progressively increase hardware power in handhelds, not hamstring them with stupid gimmicks. When you're already many generations behind console power you should be doing everything you can to get as close to caught up as is possible. I don't need a fucking stylus to play games, I don't need two screens, and why the fuck would I need 3D when I don't even play my console or PC games in 3D?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 14:39
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PHJF wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 14:21:
... and a gimmick which just drives cost up and my interest down. GBA was where it was at. All the morons need to do is progressively increase hardware power in handhelds, not hamstring them with stupid gimmicks. When you're already many generations behind console power you should be doing everything you can to get as close to caught up as is possible. I don't need a fucking stylus to play games, I don't need two screens, and why the fuck would I need 3D when I don't even play my console or PC games in 3D?

I haven't personally costed the internal components of the system but I think it's an ok price on sale at $150-160. The 3D stuff you can literally turn off with a slider and honestly the 3D on the system is actually pretty good anyway, it's well implemented in many games and used for subtle effects unlike most 3D movies. I have never, ever used a stylus in any of my 3DS games so no clue what you're talking about there and the touch screen it uses is fairly cheap judging by the cost of replacements on ebay ($5-10).

I do wish it was as capable as the Vita but then again I don't want to pay Vita prices for a handheld and it would seem many other people share that opinion given its poor sales. The power of the hardware hasn't really hurt the 3DS anyway, there are a lot of cool games on there and the visuals suffice. I do wish it had the power to do AA in every game though.

Now the Wii U on the other hand I think is very underpowered and gimmicky, that's a big problem with third party porting in particular. Given that it's a living room console and devs grumbled about Wii porting problems in the past, that should have been a no brainer for Nintendo.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 16:04
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Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 13:56:
Prez wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 12:48:
They should go back to cartridges!

In my very biased eyes the SNES was their best system. Maybe they could do SNESHD . Focus on fun simple games instead of coming up with new (bizarre) controller gimmicks to try and keep people interested in their brand.

The N64 was great too. Initally many people scoffed at it because it clung to the cartridge while everyone else was going CD. The games were great though - I was constantly bumping my son off of it so I could play Starfox.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 16:35
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Prez wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 16:04:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 13:56:
Prez wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 12:48:
They should go back to cartridges!

In my very biased eyes the SNES was their best system. Maybe they could do SNESHD . Focus on fun simple games instead of coming up with new (bizarre) controller gimmicks to try and keep people interested in their brand.

The N64 was great too. Initally many people scoffed at it because it clung to the cartridge while everyone else was going CD. The games were great though - I was constantly bumping my son off of it so I could play Starfox.

The Nintendo games have always been great.
The SNES may be the last truly dominant Nintendo console (excluding handhelds), but the N64 was infinitely better than the PS in my eyes, and the GC was the best of that generation for me, too. Those two consoles lived and died based upon first party games, but they were outstanding.

GC had Mario Kart (I'd argue the best to date), Smash Brothers (the same), and, uh... I can't recall what else I played on that system now, but my roommates and I were playing it 4 hours a day, 6 days a week for a long, long, long while.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 16:48
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but the N64 was infinitely better than the PS in my eyes, and the GC was the best of that generation for me, too.

People like to jump on your shit for your conservative-leaning rhetoric, but man alive I'm gonna find you and I'm gonna end you for this one. I was a boy poster child for Nintendo but even I realized how ridiculously better the PSX/PS2 libraries were.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 17:18
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PHJF wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 16:48:
People like to jump on your shit for your conservative-leaning rhetoric, but man alive I'm gonna find you and I'm gonna end you for this one. I was a boy poster child for Nintendo but even I realized how ridiculously better the PSX/PS2 libraries were.

Sorry but I agree with him. At my place there was a lot of multiplayer gaming going on and the N64/GC absolutely crushed the PS1/PS2 in that area. I actually miss those day, online gaming just isn't the same.

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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 8, 2013, 17:27
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Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 11:10:

This just in, Nintendo has discovered round makes for a better wheel!!
Filthy lies. Now I'm going back to my rectangle wheels, and SOMEONE GET MY SPLEEN!
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