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Nintendo is in a “very difficult position,” could be “on the path to irrelevance” – Bushnell

Saturday, 7 September 2013 20:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell feels Nintendo is in a “very difficult position” and that continuing to target the 12 and under generation, could put the firm “on the path to irrelevance”.

He also previously stated he was baffled by Wii U.

Speaking with the BBC, Bushnell feels dedicated gaming handhelds “don’t make sense anymore,” when iPod, iPhone, tablets and Android devices do that and more.

“When it comes to the console market, I think the market is truncating,” he said. “Nintendo always had a soft spot for young people – they sort of did the 12-and-under pretty well, and the other guys did the 12-and-over and now I think the other [consoles] are good enough on those things, and the rush to upgrade from the 12-and-under is not nearly as important.”

Bushnell has previously said he also feels mobile gaming is “on the way out” as the industry reinvents itself “every five years”. He does feel Oculus Rift and other virtual reality devices are the next wave of gaming.

Thanks, Nintendo Life.

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182 Comments

  1. MarcoosVGC

    Wow, some guy gave his opinion, good for him. Now moving to the future…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Opalauge

    hmmmm, sales prove him totally wrong! but maybe it is the opinion of someone on the path to irrelevance?!?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ddtd

    @author: You have a double negative in there

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    He is already on the ‘path to irrelevance’, he just wants some company but is looking in the wrong place I’m afraid.

    @2

    Argh! Beat me too it! :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Opalauge

    @4

    :P

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    Completely agree. Ninty is the next Nokia if they don’t diversify soon.
    Sony and MS can easily eat it alive, just like they did to Ericsson and Nokia.

    They just have one hit product in the market ie. 3DS. What happens if they lose their ONLY stronghold? Bada BOOOM.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Also, here’s a joke inspired by this article:

    Q : What does ‘Gary Glitter’ and ‘Nintendo’ have in common?

    A : They both continue to target the 12 and under…

    Badum Tish! I’m here all week! :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @6

    What should they do? Make a console that’s the same as the other 2 so we have 3 similar consoles fighting for the same place?

    Nintendo won’t do that or the same reason MS won’t release a hand held like the Vita.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    Damnnit i wanted to be first so i could link this:
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/ae6f150282f2c6fb76844f0e6844968b/tumblr_mghc4yYxaK1ry10fwo1_400.gif

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/popcorn_yes.gif

    :P :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. pcbros

    @1 – Atari founder Nolan Bushnell feels Nintendo is in a ‘very difficult position’ and that continuing to target the 12 and under generation, could put the firm ‘on the path to irrelevance’.

    In Mr. Bushnell’s defense, he is an expert at driving a company ‘on the path to irrelevance’.

    Atari who?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Opalauge

    @6

    seriously? ok Nintendo is screwing up the WiiU so far but the DS sold twice the units of the PS3 or 360 and the 3DS has sold 33 Mio. units so far and is runnig very good..in fact better tha any other console theese days.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CyberMarco

    @6 Ehm, where did Nokia go exactly? Because MS bought a great portion of the consumer-based cellphones/mobiles tech from Nokia doesn’t mean Nokia is done.

    They still are one of the biggest companies in the in communications/satellite tech on an enterprise level.

    On topic, as Opalauge and Monkey stated, 3DS and soon 2DS sales state otherwise.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @11

    He’s being a drama queen. Let him strut about with his feather boa, it makes him feel better.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    @8,
    Read carefully.

    D.I.V.E.R.S.I.F.Y.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @8
    And what exactly is wrong with that? Wouldn’t they all be fighting to make a better console thus granting more value to consumer (possibly). Competition is what keeps competitors on their toes.

    And please someone entertain this thought what in gods name is wrong with Nintendo having a console on par with next gen, on par with third party releases etc etc. And no one spout to be different: having little to no third party games is not worth being different in fact having less games isn’t worthy of the rank being different.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. pcbros

    @6 – That’s like saying, Sony and Microsoft just have one hit product in the market, the Playstation and Xbox. What happens if they lose their only stronghold?

    The 3DS is selling extremely well. And Nintendo doesn’t just attract 12-year olds. There are lots of people who enjoy Nintendo franchises. As long as Nintendo can keep their consoles at a lower price, they should be fine.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    My point on the topic: Well no one knows more about irrelevancy than the irrelevant ex-Atari founder Nolan Bushnell :D So he would know what hes talking about.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b00lc92lExw

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @12,
    Yup. They lost the mobile division, which accounted for more than 50% of their revenues.
    And all for just $7b, for a company that was once over $100b.

    Food for thought, what would have happened IF they only made mobiles?

    @Wilson,
    U mad bro?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    @15

    Personally I think there is only room for 2 main competitors and 1 secondary device.

    @14

    Like having TV Shows, Movies, Toys, Consoles, Handhelds, Specialist stores, clothing, Memorabilia?

    I don’t know what you mean, by diversify, do you mean:

    “Do what Sony do because I like Sony and want every other company to do the same stuff? “

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    @16,
    “That’s like saying, Sony and Microsoft just have one hit product in the market, the Playstation and Xbox. What happens if they lose their only stronghold?”

    LOLWUT?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @18

    Not really.

    Have you figured out how to use my picture as your screen saver yet you little freak?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    @Lee Wilson,
    :D

    The shit you throw comes right back at ya.
    Like #13.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lengendaryboss

    @19
    I… Can’t… But… Not going to comment.

    Nintendo can diversify its not that hard, didn’t someone say Nintendo titles have that magical, special feeling.

    Mandatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Q_fO7fhJI
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamw0rbkSE1qbsw6yo1_400.gif
    :)

    and someone else said their franchises can’t be rivalled, well if they diversified more magical Nintendo titles that can’t be rivalled…

    Hint: You And Polygem headed up those comments.

    I mean X (Monolith) in my opinion is a good step in that direction, branching out wouldn’t be that bad.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. monkeygourmet

    @22

    How comes you were checking out pictures of other people without posting your own?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. polygem

    great gifs lb!

    imo guy is very wrong. i know i know, nobody expected me to say that but let me explain…ninteno unifies the ninty id’s 3ds/wiiu now. they started to implement 3ds game apps on wiiu (animal crossing plaza) and will probably do that vice versa on the 3ds, wiiu pricedrop is coming, bundles are coming, great games are coming as well.
    2ds could become a hit. i think it’s a very clever idea. it can make more people interested in the wiiu too if they push that crossplatform stuff more.
    the wiiu is a rock solid console. it’s a very modern device too, it’s different to it’s competition and that’s a good thing. they have to spread that message more. much more. i wouldn’t write the wiiu off just yet.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    @LB,
    +1 bro.

    I seriously don’t understand why are people so resistant to change.
    Ninty had lots of money during wii,ds era. They could have started so many things, just at an experimental level at the start.

    You know, like EXCLUSIVE POKEMON TOY RANGE? Market the hell out of it. Compete with Mattel etc.
    There you go. A ninty style idea.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    oh dragon pulled off that wilson thing…in that case this is only fair

    http://www.kwick.de/dragon246/photos/album/10909112/

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/96142/dragon246/

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    Thanks!

    “it’s different” That word!

    PS: Do you copy and edit your messages onto each Nintendo thread? It feels like i’m reading the same thing over and over again.

    Why does that remind me of something….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIfXdtml2gU

    :D

    #28 2 years ago
  29. CyberMarco

    @18 True but that doesn’t mean that Nokia can’t expand in other territories or pursue new endeavors in the ever-changing industries.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lengendaryboss

    @27
    This is really starting to get disturbing.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. polygem

    well i don’t repeat myself more than any other guy here…

    it’s always the same discussion over and over again…

    #31 2 years ago
  32. polygem

    i am just responding to the dragon. i mean he just said it himself

    “#22Dragon246
    07/09/13, 8:54 pm
    @Lee Wilson,

    The shit you throw comes right back at ya.”

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    @23

    Sorry, but we are not going to agree on this one.

    Their games use the same characters but diversify more than most. Luigi’s Mansion compared to Mario Kart for example.

    Both containing the same character, both solid hits with completely different gameplay. That’s diversity if you ask me.

    Also, control methods and innovation are things that other companies try to challenge Nintendo on, they are widely seen as innovators in these areas.

    If you mean new IP’s, well, that’s a matter of preference, and why I own multiple consoles. I like to mix it up.

    New IPs are great, but when they are average, what’s the point? Sony seem to take a ‘if you throw enough shit at a fan, some of its going to stick’ approach to IPs.

    Check out the Puppeteer Eurogamer review:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-06-puppeteer-review

    6/10 with prime quotes like:

    “There’s no sense of evolution or escalation; Puppeteer constantly feels on the verge of blossoming into something richer and deeper, but never quite gets around to it. Strip away the lovely theatrical staging, with its dynamic scenery changes and boundless energy, and look past the charmingly detailed wooden characters, and you’re left with a fairly ordinary platform game. For all the arts and craft materials it evokes in its appearance, there’s no glue holding it all together.”

    Now, I’ve just tried the demo on PSN, and this WAS a game I was very interested in, Sony just seem to have a habit of offering style over substance.

    Of course I digress, you may not have been talking about new IPs / Diversity, if not, please elaborate.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @30

    As JM said, it’s all in the public domain, what’s the problem?

    @Dragon

    “I seriously don’t understand why are people so resistant to change.”

    That comment doesn’t really work on people who own all the major consoles… If anything, it would apply to yourself, sucking on Sony’s udders?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. MarcoosVGC

    @10 My good man/woman, i have read the article, and know who the gentleman is. And i will stick to my statement, that a person has an opinion. Does he know more about the industry than us? Perhaps, but he does not know Nintendo’s plans for the future. We shall see what the future presents.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. monkeygourmet

    @Poly

    LMAO! :)

    If those are the real deal, prepare for the attempted banning!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    @LBoss

    Dude, you love to stir the shit.

    One minute your dribbling all over your popcorn, then you flip it and try and act sensible and catch people out…

    Dirty tactics up in the hizzle.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

    @Monkey
    The Puppeteer review? Thats just one person’s opinion:
    GamingTrend: 9.3/10 “This is your imagination come to life. In a holiday season filled with sequels, heists, and all the action games you can imagine, Puppeteer is different…and different is good.” And its used the word i used above how fitting.

    By diversify i mean more new IPs, they need to get out of their comfort zone, X yes thats a good step, that new franchise no one knows. They are depending on the same character for it to be a runaway success, theres absolutely no reason why they couldn’t have stuck “new franchises e.g Mario Galaxy” with a new character. They need to try new/old genres. What i mean by diversify is grow their catalog of games, new IPs/Revivals try to cater to a broader audience which is what Nintendo said they will do but haven’t yet.

    “Nintendo can diversify its not that hard, didn’t someone say Nintendo titles have that magical, special feeling. and someone else said their franchises can’t be rivalled, well if they diversified more magical Nintendo titles that can’t be rivalled”

    And if their franchises can’t be rivalled that means… That people will have to…

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Dragon246

    @27,
    Thank you for posting my beautiful photos.

    I am a German. LOL.

    PS- You really think I will be throwing stones if I had a glass house? That is the style of DA TAG TEAM, not mine.

    Oh and in #32, you certainly very conveniently forgot to quote my last line, didn’t you?
    Here it is-
    “@Lee Wilson,
    :D

    The shit you throw comes right back at ya.
    Like #13.”

    @LB,
    Don’t worry. I only use Dragon246 on this site, and just one more place which no one here can imagine :D (I have more aliases elsewhere than they could count). But yeah, if posting beautiful photos makes them happy, who am I to say?

    Oh, and one more thing. Its pretty hilarious to envision how Mr.German guy searched around the internet just to find “something” to incriminate me.
    Silly people.
    “Fuck privacy, overrated bullshit”

    #39 2 years ago
  40. JGMR

    I think it is very irrelevant to listen to somebody who hasn’t contributed anything to gaming in more than three decades.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Lengendaryboss

    @37
    You caught me! Whose says I can’t do both?

    :D

    Besides i must think of the popcorn :)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. monkeygourmet

    @38

    I’ve created a forum thread on this…

    There are plenty of Wii U exclusives no one is interested in. Miyamoto is creating a new IP, they are handing existing franchises out to new studios…

    Old franchises are still scoring highly and selling. Other companies are continuing to fail at bettering Nintendo games…

    At some point, I wish people would just be honest with themselves and admit they don’t like Nintendo as a whole.

    I have a PS3 for all the ‘cool fresh IP’s I can’t get on other systems’… Guess what, it’s not all its cracked up to be…

    As I said, many games are style over substance. I’m glad I’ve had a chance to play them, but they hardly go down in my all time gaming greats.

    As for the Puppeteer review, I choose it specifically because I played the demo, and agree with what I have played so far. I will pick the game up as its cheap, but again, It’s hardly ‘one for the ages’…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Lengendaryboss

    @40
    So its irrelevant to listen to someone irrelevant?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. monkeygourmet

    @Dragon

    “Just to find “something” to incriminate me”

    - That would be your hair you are referring too…

    A general photo shouldn’t ‘incriminate’ you.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Francis O

    I agree, its not like they have the best selling dedicated gaming device in the world right now and some of the highest selling ips in the industry….. oh wait…

    Anybody want take a guess how much sony lost on the ps3?

    Some of you xbox fans might want to look up who rick sherlund is.

    Nolan i respect u for being a innovator in the gaming industry, but you’re wrong. The 3ds sales prove that. And thata before pokemon x and y, and monster hunter 4……

    #45 2 years ago
  46. pcbros

    @20 – Didn’t you say… “They just have one hit product in the market ie. 3DS. What happens if they lose their ONLY stronghold? Bada BOOOM.”?

    Doesn’t Sony and Microsoft have just ONE hit product too? Last I checked, neither one has any other successful products in the gaming market.

    I fail to see you point.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. pcbros

    @43 – It’s actually irrelevant to listen to a guy commenting about how it’s irrelevant to listen to a guy who is irrelevant. Basic Irrelevancy 101…

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Lengendaryboss

    @45
    Ladies And Gentleman, Nintendo’s King Kissup: Francis!

    And its also not like they have a console currently selling badly oh wait…

    Its not like they have little to no third party support oh wait does that include 3DS as well hmmm it might oh wait…

    Its not like they internally haven’t made a New IP that can rival their successful franchises oh wait…

    Its not like Publishers have made up excuses to avoid Wii U oh wait…

    And you Francis might want to look up reality its the world you live in
    http://www.incase.de/dailycomics/2008.05.25/Reality%20Check-2008.05.25.jpg

    “monster hunter 4″
    So Nintendo takes credit for Monster Hunter now, okay. Nintendo is more than just 3DS, they have a console called Wii U no doubt you would have heard of it? Poorly selling console, successful portable = What?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Clupula

    Bushnell just exists to talk shit these days, doesn’t he? While it’s an undisputable fact that the Wii U is a crashing failure at the moment, the 3DS is a hugely successful system and is more than enough to sustain Nintendo for the time being.

    Yes, they have a ton of work to do as far as the home console market goes, but they are the kings of the portable market. If they canceled the Wii U right now and never did another home console, they’d still be fine from portable sales alone.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Lengendaryboss

    @47
    :D

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Clupula

    @46 – Sony have the Vita, which, just like the Wii U, is doing pretty shitty at the moment. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Sony should get out of the portable market and Nintendo should get out of the console market and they’d both be fine.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Clupula

    Yo Dawg! We heard you’re irrelevant, so we had an irrelevant guy from an irrelevant company say irrelevant things about a company with an irrelevant system.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. monkeygourmet

    @51

    The Vita will be fine, Sony just need to advertise it better like they did with the PSP:

    http://mygaming.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/PSP-White-is-coming.jpg

    :D

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Professor Zoom

    I don’t understand this argument that the 3DS is ”doing extremely good”

    It’s not doing THAT good, when comparing it with the DS in its period of time, 3DS has sold worser.

    This company needs to go third party, I wanna see companies like Apple, Bethesda, Google or maybe Sega entering the hardware market again.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    @54
    Well is it not doing well on its own?

    But yes its not reaching DS levels.

    You must really want Nintendo games on your beloved Xbox to preach this much you want them to go third party.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Professor Zoom

    #55 Yeah, it would be great to see Mario Kart or maybe Star Fox on Xbox, they need to be owned by Microsoft, people are practically only buying a Nintendo system to play Mario or Zelda.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    @56
    Uh, okay?

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Lengendaryboss

    “people are practically only buying a Nintendo system to play Mario or Zelda.”

    http://i.minus.com/ieBx1Ug8lOgjp.gif
    People buying Nintendo systems for Nintendo games, complete and udder madness i tell ya :)

    What will they do next?

    #58 2 years ago
  59. polygem

    i am buying a xbox for halo? fkcu dat! halo should be on wiiu.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Francis O

    Legendaryasshole

    you want to answer my question?

    How much money did Sony lose on the PS3?

    @Clupula

    There is no reason for Nintendo to get out of the console business. They have plenty of Money in the bank and will build momentum with their big titles coming out this year and next year.

    Sony doesn’t need to leave the portable market, they just need to release some damn games on their system and it would be fine.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Lengendaryboss

    @60
    Okay, A lot, but i don’t care, it ain’t my money/loss/problem and it isn’t relevant to my post to kissup ergo you :)

    I’m an asshole?

    Okay hold on let me go find someone who gives a fuck…

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Professor Zoom

    #60 How are 101 or Windwaker big titles? When Beyond Good Evil HD, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, Crysis 1 and Doom 3 BFG edition came out on the Xbox and PS3 they weren’t considered big titles at all.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. pcbros

    So when people say that Nintendo needs to diversify, are we talking about the development of the rumored Call of Koopa : Modern Shroomfare?

    It’s an exciting NEW idea… it will be an First-person shooter, where players control Mario. You can customize your weapons, there will be killstreaks and jetpacks. This revolution in gaming will blow your minds! :P

    Actually, making a first-person Mario game (a la Mirror’s Edge) would be interesting. Hmmm… I should sell this idea to Nintendo.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    “they just need to release some damn games on their system and it would be fine.”
    Why do i feel like i have seen and have been involved in this exact same conversation before?

    Sony/Third Parties:
    Dead Nation/Rayman Legends
    Flower/Toukiden
    GOW 1+2 Collection/Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate
    Invisimals The Alliance/Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Collection
    Tearaway/Vahalla Knights 3
    Freedom Wars/DBZ Battle Of Z
    Destiny Of Sprits/Demon Gaze
    Killzone Mercenary/FIFA 14/WRC4

    Added to the list: Minecraft, Borderlands 2, Football Manager Classic 2014, Rime, Bigfest, Murasaki Baby.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/12/iwata-recognises-lack-of-software-as-key-wii-u-problem/#comment-522464

    Third time i had to link that comment, if you honestly think Sony isn’t supporting PS Vita you need to head to specsavers.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Lengendaryboss

    @63
    Thats not what i meant, or whatever the original poster meant.

    But i don’t want to repeat myself so see @23/38.

    But in some way that would be diversifying no matter how much i condemn COD/ COD Clones.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. polygem

    @62: windwaker hd limited editions are sold out already. dk, mario3dworld, mk8, smashbros and more are coming soon.
    pretty sure those will sell pretty good.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Lengendaryboss

    @62
    Hold it! You will get him (Or Polygem) saying his usual “Wii U will be fine once Pikmin 3 releases oh wait. Once The Wonderful 101 releases oh wait. Once Game A, B, C, D, E, F Releases…

    Or my favourite “if Pikmin 3 can do a small bump for Wii U sales just imagine what Zelda, Donkey Kong, Sonic and Mario will do for Wii U…”

    #67 2 years ago
  68. polygem

    @64: but wiiu games are finally coming. iwata also said they will look more into crossover games like the upcoming fire emblem X shin megami title because it wont need as much dev power if you split it. they also push indies atm. things are happening. it took long but it’s actually happening now.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. pcbros

    @62 – You do know it’s all about preference right? Earthbound is one of my favorite games, yet some people might not think it’s that great.

    Some people will see all these FPS games coming out (ex. COD:G, BF4, Killzone, Halo, etc) and say, “Another crappy FPS?! How original…”

    I personally can see the good in most games. I don’t judge games just because they don’t have the magical “bloom” effect or killstreaks.

    Wind Waker is a remake, but if the game being remade was one of your favorite games (and you haven’t played it in over 10 years), then it will be a big title… in your eyes.

    I’m personally sick of FPS games (except Mirror’s Edge). It’s the same crap with different skins and little extras.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    I find it funny people here are saying Nintendo should exist the hardware biz yet Sony lost 3.5 billion on the PS3 and the PS Vita is failing at the moment.

    I’m not a kissup to Ninty, I’m just tired of all fucking dumbasses that bash Nintendo even though they make great games. The only genres they don’t do are shooters…. they got platformers, RPGs, Action, Strategy, Puzzle, ect

    And yeah, you’re a keyboard warrior asshole. Deal with it.

    Dude, the games you mentioned are good, but are those games are not going to move systems like Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Zelda, Mario Kart, ect.

    And a lot of those games have superior console ports. The PS Vita needs big exclusives. Rayman Legends is cool, but you know the console versions are going to be the versions people pick up.

    Exclusives >>>>> 3rd party ports

    #70 2 years ago
  71. DSB

    I’m glad that Steph included some of his other ridiculous statements towards the end of the article.

    It’s really, really rich to have a guy like Bushnell talking about other people leading their companies into irrelevance.

    Remember when Atari really kicked ass? Yeah, me neither!

    The Wii U could well be a terrible mistake, that’s absolutely plausible, but Nintendo have a lot of money in the bank, and even if they left the console business behind, they would still be a major publisher.

    So this is just another case of a confused old man talking nonsense. I think it’s kinda funny.

    #71 2 years ago
  72. polygem

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/07/29/history-says-the-3ds-is-doomed

    well we know what happened then…

    #72 2 years ago
  73. pcbros

    @67 – But in all fairness, the 3DS hit it’s stride when Mario 3D Land (the first must-have 3DS title) was released along with the price cut.

    Every system needs a must-have game. The Wii U doesn’t quite have one yet. The Wonderful 101 was great but it was system-selling great.

    I predict Super Mario 3D World and X to be the big turing point titles for the Wii U.

    @70 – Nintendo exiting the hardware stage and becoming a 3rd-party publisher is the most common statement I hear and I think it’s also the most ironic.

    People (like Bushy), complain that Nintendo makes the same kid friendly games over and over again. No diversity. Same thing. Blah… blah…

    So why the heck would you want them to focus on games? (@Legendary, I feel like I’ve said this a million times too :))

    @71 – Don’t forget his revolutionary Atari Jaguar controller

    That phone dial-pad in the bottom was so useful in gaming. It was actually… what’s the word I’m looking for… it was so RELEVANT to gaming.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Hm your confusing me to say the least:

    You said: “they just need to release some damn games on their system and it would be fine.”

    Lists bunch of games showing that Sony/Third Parties do indeed support PS Vita.

    Then he says “Dude, the games you mentioned are good, but are those games are not going to move systems like Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Zelda, Mario Kart, ect.” “And a lot of those games have superior console ports.”

    Now you retread back to system sellers, i can’t debate that again. I could but you would be blind to see (Specsavers). But to answer your post nowhere did i state these were system sellers but you cannot spout Sony isn’t supporting the PS Vita because you see no system sellers like your beloved franchises above.

    “Exclusives >>>>> 3rd party ports” And when you can point out where i said exclusives i’ll be waiting.

    “And yeah, you’re a keyboard warrior asshole. Deal with it.”
    Yeah i’m still finding someone who gives a fuck literally can’t find anyone, but you can keep it up with your insults.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Lengendaryboss

    @73
    I can’t debate diversity any further, Why would i want them to make such games?

    They said this: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-01-iwata-wii-u-3ds-will-cater-to-core-gamers-first-mass-market-second

    This happened: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/01/14/baird-equity-research-says-wii-u-lacks-broad-appeal/
    Action speaks louder than words.

    I know how many times people/Nintendo fans said Nintendo doesn’t need to make such games and i fail to see the reason beyond being different for this to be logical also i can’t think of a single bad reason why this wouldn’t be good:

    I expanded on this at @23/38

    Nintendo can diversify its not that hard, didn’t someone say Nintendo titles have that magical, special feeling.

    Mandatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Q_fO7fhJI
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamw0rbkSE1qbsw6yo1_400.gif

    and someone else said their franchises can’t be rivalled, well if they diversified more magical Nintendo titles that can’t be rivalled…

    I mean X (Monolith) in my opinion is a good step in that direction, branching out wouldn’t be that bad.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    @75

    “I mean X (Monolith) in my opinion is a good step in that direction, branching out wouldn’t be that bad.”

    But…

    The Wii had lots of games like this, the Wii U already has many unique exclusives. People keep spouting the same shit, Nintendo need new IPs, diversity etc…

    It’s right under your noses.

    Wii had tons of unique exclusives, many classics yet people couldn’t get over the ‘image’ and thought they were more hardcore sticking with the 360 / PS3.

    Remember how annoying it was when people said Vita didn’t have games? It obviously does, doesn’t mean people want it. Same as the Wii U. It would be better if people just admit they don’t want the console no matter what Nintendo to and stop trying to stir or lie to themselves…

    Zombie U
    Bayonetta 2
    Wonderful 101
    Mario Kart
    Donkey Kong
    Pikmin 3

    Etc etc, I’m fed up of the list…

    Loads of exclusives, from all genres and many unique titles that are out of Nintendo’s ‘comfort zone’…

    That’s on top of a online service that revolutionises community. You keep complaining people say:

    Wait till xxx game comes out, then you’ll see sales… What about the reverse of that? All these amazing, highly scoring unique games and hardcore gamers aren’t interested? That is way more annoying and a true example of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    If Wonderful 101 was a PS4 exclusive, Sony fanboys would be jizzing all over it.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. zinc

    Why do any of you care?

    I can appreciate a Ninty console owner, defending their purchase etc, but why do you other guys give a singular shit?

    This endless spin-cycle of Dragon/monkey/legendary/jm/polygem ego fist fuck over Nintendo is very tedious.

    :/

    #77 2 years ago
  78. Francis O

    LegendaryMcNuggetbrain

    What I meant by games, is games that AREN’T PORTS! UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE games. LIKE THE 3ds. Is this hard to understand? Rayman Legends and DBZ are good, but they are not going to move the PS Vita to sell a lot of units.

    Nintendo has exclusive games in all types of genres for all types of people.

    RPG – Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Fire Emblem, Monolith Soft X

    Puzzle – Fluidity, Pictocross, Brain Age
    Action – The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2
    RTS – Pikmin 3
    Platormers – DKC, Mario, Sonic Lost World
    Adventure – Zelda
    Sports – Wii Sports Resort, Wii Sports, Sonic and Mario games, Mario Sports Mix
    Party games – Wii Party U, Wii Fit U
    Fighting – Super Smash Bros

    The only genre they don’t make when it came to the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U is First and 3rd person shooters.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Clupula

    It always annoys me when people call Smash Brothers (or, for that matter, Playstation All Stars) fighting games. They’re party games with touches of fighting mechanic in them. There’s nothing wrong with being a party game. Hell, the creator of the series seems to be really against the idea of the series being competitive, which is pretty much the whole basis for the fighting genre.

    But they are as much fighting games as Final Fight and Dragon’s Crown are.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Lengendaryboss

    @76
    Maybe i should make this crystal clear:

    Internally made new IPs

    Third Parties/Second Parties
    Zombie U
    Bayonetta 2
    Wonderful 101

    I keep an eye on upcoming releases from the big three. If you want to credit Nintendo for titles they didn’t internally develop fine, if you want to credit them for Publishing/Marketing/Funding said titles thats better but giving Nintendo full on credit? I don’t think so.

    “Nintendo’s ‘comfort zone’”
    Not Nintendo, but devs not under Nintendo, i’m not giving Nintendo a free pass because they collaborated with outside developers on New IPs and unique titles. I said Monilth X is a step in the right direction because it is a New IP actually made by Nintendo that Nintendo fans seem to like.

    “You keep complaining people say: Wait till xxx game comes out, then you’ll see sales”
    People LOL what people? Francis is the only one on here, the only one that says over and over again, i’m not complaining at best i’m mocking him.

    “If Wonderful 101 was a PS4 exclusive, Sony fanboys would be jizzing all over it.”
    Its not, and isn’t that what Nintendo fans do/doing? I mean i see Kamiya twitter page with people “jizzing” all over it.

    Overall my point still stands i’m not giving MS full on credit for Dead Rising 3, i’m not giving Sony full on credit when they published FF titles in the early days just like i’m not giving Nintendo full on credit for Bayonetta 2/ TW101. I will only give them full on credit if they are owned, published and internally by Nintendo, just like Sony and MS.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. monkeygourmet

    @77

    Don’t give me that shit. It’s never changed. This site has always been like this to some degree! :)

    As I’ve said before, I started posting because of people like TEA’s crazy Sony bia’s that infiltrated the site. Sony fanboys were rife, and in some respects, it hasn’t really changed.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Professor Zoom

    #69 But how are 101, Windwaker or Mario World 3D gonna make me buy a Wii U? Those who wanted to play Mario World or Windwaker probably already played them on the 3DS/Gamecube, so I don’t see how any of those are gonna sell any Wii U’s, give me a reason to buy a Wii U and I’ll buy it, but Fable 1 HD is coming to Xbox 360, and no one is calling it a big game and the 360 is cheaper than the Wii U, why should people still select the Wii U?

    ”I’m personally sick of FPS games (except Mirror’s Edge). It’s the same crap with different skins and little extras.”

    There is new stuff there, Sunset Overdrive is a brand new idea, The Evil Witin is a new idea, Elder Scrolls Online is a new idea, Kinect Sports Rivals is a new idea, Ryse is a new idea, Minecraft is a new idea, Project Spark is a new idea and of course Titanfall is a new idea.

    Look at the exclusive list of the original Xbox, many of those do even work with the 360, how many of those did actually have a sequel?

    Breakdown
    Brute Force
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Conker: Live & Reloaded
    Crimson Sea
    Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
    Dance Dance Revolution Ultra Mix 1-4
    Dead or Alive 3
    Dead or Alive Ultimate
    Deathrow
    Far Cry Instincts
    Far Instincts Evolution
    Forza Motorsport
    Fuzion Frenzy
    Gunvalkyrie
    Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer
    Jet Set Radio Future
    Kingdom Under Fire Heroes
    Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
    Mechassault
    Mechassault 2
    Metal Wolf Chaos
    Midtown Madness 3
    Ninja Gaiden
    Ninja Gaiden Black
    Otogi Myth of Demons
    Otogi 2 Immortal Warriors
    Panzer Dragoon Orta
    Phantom Crash
    Phantom Dust
    Project Gotham Racing
    Project Gotham Racing 2
    Quantum Redshift
    Rallisport Challenge 2
    Sega GT 2002
    Sega GT Online
    Steel Battalion
    Steel Battalion: Line of COntact
    ToeJam & Earl 3
    Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike
    Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow
    Unreal Championship
    Unreal Championship 2

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Lengendaryboss

    @78
    Covered this at 80.
    Games do not extend to your definition “AREN’T PORTS! UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE games” Games are games.

    “Is this hard to understand?”
    Very hard since its not in your initial post.

    If i were to break down that list i could find a few games NOT BY NINTENDO like Sonic for instance.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. monkeygourmet

    @80

    Ignoring all the good exclusive games on those retrospective systems…

    I think your full of shit tbh.

    Good games are good games.

    Whining about semantics and missing out on fun games is cutting off your nose to spite your face. It’s like complaining about Studio Ghibli not making a live action film…

    This is what Nintendo does, if you don’t like it play another system and stop bitching.

    I assume you own a copy of Chibi Robo? Of course you would want to support Nintendo when they try something new?

    Fact is, whatever Nintendo do, certain people will never be happy.

    Wii is a good example. Had tons of great exclusives, but all the cool gamers hated it. Slow… Clap… Well done, stupid people missing out on the very games they enjoy because of brand loyalty…

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Lengendaryboss

    @77
    Apparently having opinions that differ from theirs caused controversy.

    Wants more third party games = Nintendo loses what makes them different.
    Wants diversity by Nintendo: lists games not made by Nintendo, makes a COD joke etc etc.
    Wants New IPs Made by Nintendo: Lists games by Third Parties and Second Parties.
    Wants a console on par with the other = again: Nintendo loses what makes them different.

    All good things i want for Nintendo rejected because it loses what makes them different.

    Francis
    “LegendaryMcNuggetbrain” LOL says the person who thinks games are defined by the meaning the above, Thinks rely on means sales etc etc.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. monkeygourmet

    @82

    How fucking dare you miss out:

    Kung Fu Chaos!

    Edit:

    This made me lol:

    “There is new stuff there, Sunset Overdrive is a brand new idea, The Evil Witin is a new idea, Elder Scrolls Online is a new idea, Kinect Sports Rivals is a new idea, Ryse is a new idea, Minecraft is a new idea, Project Spark is a new idea and of course Titanfall is a new idea.”

    Non of those are new ideas apart the first which has yet to be demoed and me not even be exclusive…

    #86 2 years ago
  87. pcbros

    @79 – You do know Smash Bros was in EVO 2013.

    Smash Bros has special moves, strategies, etc. A party game usually is for casual players.

    Play against any experienced Smash Bros player and he will teach you why it’s a fighting game ;)

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Lengendaryboss

    @84
    Think of me as you wish but if you see me wanting better out of Nintendo is bad thing, then fine.

    Whose says i’m missing out games? Whose says i ignore good games/exclusive or otherwise; your putting words in my mouth: I never did mention that. I’m just talking about giving credit this does not extend to me not owning the games/owning the games.

    I honestly don’t know if your speaking in general or not?

    Owned all handhelds and have played each of their consoles at some point, so please don’t stereotype me.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. zinc

    Well my point still stands. Why care?

    So Ninty do their thing, so what.

    Ninty make a WiiBoxOne4, you really gonna buy it?

    Just so you can play those 3rd party games that are on the other two?

    Or because you actually like Ninty exclusive’s?

    Cuz if its for the exclusive’s, well the WiiU is just fine.

    Moaining that the box isn’t powerful enough for you just seems daft.

    #89 2 years ago
  90. pcbros

    @82 – “But how are 101, Windwaker or Mario World 3D gonna make me buy a Wii U? Those who wanted to play Mario World or Windwaker probably already played them on the 3DS/Gamecube”

    Easily. I enjoy Mario games and after playing Mario Land 3D, I want to play the sequel, so I’ll buy it.

    It’s like saying why buy Halo 4 if you already played Halo 3…

    Anyways, I’m pulling out of this article. This is obviously a debate based on personal preference. In other words, we won’t get anywhere.

    Peace out 8)

    #90 2 years ago
  91. monkeygourmet

    @88

    I’m not stereotyping you, all I can go on is your input into these type of articles…

    Your first comment @9 was an attempt to rile people like Francis wasn’t it?

    #91 2 years ago
  92. Lengendaryboss

    @89
    Not moaning, in fact the power thing was brought up before in another article not by me just mentioned it as an example.

    Makes me seem daft? I seem to be getting attacked over something i just brought up as a point!

    “Or because you actually like Ninty exclusive’s?”
    I like at least one or more of exclusives the big three have.

    Why do i care? because i do and if listing improvements gains controversy fine i can stop, won’t even bother.

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Fin

    lol

    #93 2 years ago
  94. monkeygourmet

    @89

    Because Nintendo articles generally go:

    1. A positive article – ignored

    2. A negative article – Nintendo is doomed!

    Etc… Etc…

    #94 2 years ago
  95. Lengendaryboss

    @91
    No it wasn’t I linked that on the MGS 5 thread and Xbox “Nothing better” thread.

    No one acknowledged it as an attempt to rile people up, it was me knowing this page would get heated and linking gifs as a joke: didn’t know i would be involved heavily.

    So if no one on those threads got riled up why does it change when i link it on a Nintendo thread?

    My very obvious attempt to rile up Francis was at @48.

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Joe Musashi

    @77 Kindly leave my name out of this. I’m reading from a semi-respectful distance. :)

    JM

    #96 2 years ago
  97. Professor Zoom

    #86 How are Ryse or Kinect Sports Rivals not new ideas? Where you can scan your face and body so it looks exactly like yourself unlike the ugly miis? All of those games mentioned are either brand new ideas or brand new franchises, they count as brand new ideas in my book.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Lengendaryboss

    @Monkey
    Thats what Francis said, hm mysterious
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/06/monster-hunter-4-pre-orders-top-1-million-rumour/

    Positive no? http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/06/nintendo-lowers-us-price-of-super-mario-galaxy-2-wii-sports-resort-new-super-mario-bros-wii/

    Funny/positive yes? http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/05/wii-us-tvii-application-now-allows-users-to-doodle-all-over-live-tv-moments/

    Positive no? http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/05/nintendo-bringing-pokemon-x-y-bayonetta-2-more-to-eurogamer-expo-2013/

    I’m not sure where you both get that from.

    #98 2 years ago
  99. monkeygourmet

    @95

    I didn’t see that then.

    “So if no one on those threads got riled up why does it change when i link it on a Nintendo thread?”

    Because… History?

    You would have to have your head in the sand if you didn’t see the Nintendo stuff that has happened on this site. You even linked an old article recently so you know the drill.

    Also, you’ve had continuous scuffles with Francis on Nintendo articles for the last 6 months or so… Plus Dragon / OG etc etc…

    Nintendo stuff always kicks off because people always say the same stuff:

    1. Nintendo need new IP’s
    2. Wii U, Wii, 3DS is underpowered
    3. Nintendo should go third party

    Etc etc…

    #99 2 years ago
  100. monkeygourmet

    @98

    What, the positive articles that Poly and myself comment on?

    It’s weird how negative ones attract a certain crowd…

    Links were good though, proves Francis kind of has a point.

    Lol, your first link has Dragon slagging off the source of the ‘good news’…

    How about this one:

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/05/nintendo-eshop-remote-buy-discoverability-improvements-inbound/

    #100 2 years ago
  101. zinc

    Eh, I’m not attacking anyone or targeting anyone in particular thankyewverymuch.

    Just curious as to all the drama over a console that’s not really causing a big stir out in RL.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Lengendaryboss

    @99
    I have only been here for over six months so history isn’t well established yet. But it still doesn’t make any sort of sense.

    If i wanted to direct it at Francis i hardly think those would be the gifs i would have chosen, its too subtle.
    Thats more like it: http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1925862/stewie-and-the-fat-man-o.gif

    And besides i would have mentioned him outright.

    Well i mentioned 1 of those for good reasons, Professor Troll mentioned the latter two for his own trollish like reasons.

    As for Francis arguments i could easily stop it but he doesn’t make it easy.

    Edit: First link is proof, well it is positive is it not?

    #102 2 years ago
  103. monkeygourmet

    @102

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/05/nintendo-eshop-remote-buy-discoverability-improvements-inbound/

    Look at what you picked out of Poly’s comment to focus on after Dragons initial snipe.

    #103 2 years ago
  104. Lengendaryboss

    @103
    Well all i can say is Dragon has been here for over a year so have you, so naturally you would know him by now.

    #104 2 years ago
  105. monkeygourmet

    @104

    I know Dragon because he changed from being fairly reasonable to a parody of himself to get attention.

    #105 2 years ago
  106. Lengendaryboss

    @103
    Well it was weird for me, asked him about it, see nothing wrong, would you rather i focus on the controversial stuff? Because that has done wonders for me here.

    @105
    Okay then.

    #106 2 years ago
  107. monkeygourmet

    @LB

    Sorry, not trying to get up in your grill, just trying to give examples of what people tend to focus on.

    It’s easy to link Poly / Myself etc… To – Nintendo magic yadda yadda, but people’s actual messages are missed.

    #107 2 years ago
  108. Lengendaryboss

    Okay then this whole ordeal has me tired.

    Peace.

    #108 2 years ago
  109. monkeygourmet

    http://www.bairdsfarmshop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/peas.jpg

    #109 2 years ago
  110. Digital Bamboo

    Not going to read through all 100+ comments, so apologies if this has been said already, but I don’t think Nintendo targets only the 12-and-under crowd, I think they simply make games that will appeal to the widest audience possible, the “concerned with fun” crowd, if you will.

    The 12 and under crowd are most certainly concerned with fun, but so are people of a lot of other ages. I will admit that, for a few years as a teenager, I didn’t think Nintendo games were “cool” and was turned off by their cartoonish characters, but I got over it, and realised that, while their games may appear “cutesy” they are still great games.

    We can’t forget that Nintendo is a Japanese company, and that cuteness/youthfulness are regarded somewhat differently than in the West. So, what appears to be aimed at under 12 to jaded Westerners, may actually appeal to a much wider audience in Japan (and elsewhere).

    #110 2 years ago
  111. monkeygourmet

    @110

    Nintendo characters need more ‘grief beard’ to be popular…

    #111 2 years ago
  112. hitnrun

    Every couple of years for the last two decades, a “Nintendo could be dying” meme has begun circulating.

    And no emerging threat to Nintendo has been able to overcome the central salient fact: you can only play Nintendo games on Nintendo systems.

    For me, the last Nintendo game that sold me a system was Mario 64. But someone certainly seems to have been buying them.

    #112 2 years ago
  113. salarta

    The site is claiming I have a duplicate comment, but what I posted isn’t showing up. Going to try to edit in my comment now.

    Bushnell’s statement is accurate. Though it’s only one of multiple things wrong with Nintendo at the moment.

    Nintendo is currently seen as mostly gimmicks, a lot of flash with little substance except for a few first party titles. The motion controls that didn’t do much for the Wii came off as ambitious but ultimately failed. The 3D for the 3DS later felt a little of a waste as there weren’t really any games people wanted to play on them. And, the Wii U looks completely worthless since it has few games worth playing AND the screen on the controller seems completely pointless, like a gimmick to sell the product.

    More importantly, Nintendo is constantly behind Sony and Microsoft in both graphical power and networking on consoles by one generation. This may not sound like a big deal, but it hurts Nintendo getting any multiplatform games. Multiplatform games do not get people to pick one console over anything, but they do give a reason for buying one console over another when one console has a slew of multiplat games that the other does not. The gimmick issue is also hurting Nintendo in some ways. It works out great for games that want to experiment, which in a sense means it might be good for indie games, but it’s a secondary barrier to multiplat releases. “If you want to release the game on this system, you need to put extra work into it not just for porting, but to figuring out how to use the system’s gimmick!”

    Another problem: no real games at launch worth buying. The NES ended up becoming popular because 1) it had no real competition because of the state of the industry, and 2) it had one game people wanted to play immediately at launch, and having to wait a couple years for other classics (albeit ones that nobody knew would become classics just yet) was more acceptable back then. Today, Mario games aren’t THE biggest games people want to play. The ones that draw the most interest are The Legend of Zelda and Metroid. The simplest answer to Nintendo’s problems is to have a new installment of all its majors IPs released within a few months, to show that if nothing else, there’s at least 4-5 IPs made by Nintendo themselves that are worth buying.

    But now, back to the main problem of the article: Nintendo’s image as a children only console. Legendaryboss posted this link in a thread on the boards: http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/03/18/reggie-nintendo-devs-dont-enjoy-making-mature-games/. In this link, Reggie claims that the lack of support for games like Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and The Conduit prove there’s no support for mature games on Nintendo systems.

    This is such a straw man. Neither game was very heavily promoted, and while the GTA game is a sidegame on a portable (not a main entry), most people didn’t know The Conduit even existed. I wouldn’t have known if not for Kevin Sorbo voice acting in it. They also had Madworld, but the point is, none of these games were heavily promoted.

    Today, Bayonetta 2 is being heavily promoted, but I can state for a fact it’s going to bomb restricted to the Wii U no matter how great it is because 1) there aren’t many games on the Wii U that people want to play, and 2) Nintendo’s image as being kids and families only makes people think Bayonetta 2 is going to be stripped of the atmosphere and style that made Bayonetta so great. Which appears partly true already with the controller screen being used to completely bypass the primary gameplay.

    Nintendo suffers from a public image problem. People think their consoles are toys for children. They encourage this public image problem by making up excuses for poor sales of mature games (“people don’t want them on our system”) and lack of promotion. Bayonetta 2′s level of promotion is much, much better than past attempts, but it still pales for one reason: lack of any real push and marketing campaign for the acceptance of more mature games on Nintendo consoles.

    Nintendo is fighting an uphill battle on the public image front. They have people out there that are adamant Nintendo should never, ever make anything other than toys for kids. However, they also have consumers that pointedly do NOT want to buy a system that only has kids games available with a few mature titles here and there.

    Nintendo has a lot they need to fix about themselves if they want to make sure they don’t go the way of Atari. The types of games they offer is just one element, and the best way to deal with that problem is to have a big marketing campaign that shows several really big and meaningful mature IPs available through Nintendo that Nintendo encourages being mature, while also having a campaign that shows they aren’t abandoning child-friendly content. They need both. No such campaign for the kid-friendly stuff means some people will think Nintendo is completely ditching kid-friendly content, and never doing that kind of campaign for mature games makes Nintendo look like they’re so stuck in their kid-friendly image that they actively fight against having mature content on their systems.

    #113 2 years ago
  114. OmegaSlayer

    Geez…I was away and lost the chance to comment on this…
    Well, nevermind LOL
    By the end of January there will be more PS4s and XBONEs in houses around the world than WiiU.
    And I’m not meaning combined.
    By the end of 2014 3rd parties devs will drop the support to the WiiU completely.

    #114 2 years ago
  115. polygem

    i actually think #89 has it right.

    i don’t think nintendo needs to be defended though, they can defend themselves and i think their business strategy is right, is strong and not weak, so there’s no need in defending it.
    actually this constant use of the ‘defending nintendo’ term only tries to devalue any pro nintendo argument from the get go.this isn’t mature by the way kiddos, this is professional schoolyard bs.

    some people seem not to like nintendo games. thats fine, totally fine but why keep bitching about it then?

    on this page all the people that are complaining about wiiu do not own a wiiu. this fact speaks volumes, in fact this is all anyone needs to know. i hope he wont be pissed but let me name DrDamn here. he owns one, he criticises the wiiu a lot but he never forgets to point out the positives as well, not using those stereotypes ALL the time on EVERY nintendo article (kids games, no sales they’re doomed should drop wiiu completely, useless gimmick etc etc etc).

    it makes no sense at all to discuss in depth with people who simply have no experience and therefore no real knowlege about the product.
    shame on me that i even try over and over again. that’s stupid too, i agree.

    i said this again, it’s ok to say ‘i don’t like it, it’s not for me, not feeling it’…what stinks is that these guys keep saying that it’s shit, it’s the wrong strategy, it’s immature, not diverse etc and then even devalue gamers who enjoy the system by using the gimmick, kids games etc. argumet.
    sure you will have heated discussions then, only natural.

    again, if wiiu isn’t for you, stop complaining too much, it’s ok, it’s not for you…others enjoy it, let them do that.

    i have lots of negative things to say about the vita for example and i do that, i think it has lots of games but it lacks in quality ones, especially from sony (a problem i cannot see on nintendos side btw). look at uncharted, resistance etc. i still point out positives about that thing wherever i can.
    i do that and people who read my posts should know it. monkey as well by the way, og, you name anyone of the so called ndf crew.

    i kind of miss exactly this little difference from the constant naysayers, this is why, honestly, their arguments do not really convince me and this is why this same ol’ discussion wont find an end anytime soon.

    #115 2 years ago
  116. polygem

    @salarta, seriously, the whole kids games argument is so deeply flawed. this stuff could make me mad man :) people refusing to scratch the surface. show me the kids beating skyward sword or dk country returns.
    it’s easier to beat any cod game.
    if it’s only violence and sex that makes a game mature, count me out, because the way the videogame industry interprets these subjects is very immature.

    #116 2 years ago
  117. polygem

    i don’t think nintendo has an image problem, i think many so called hardcore gamers have a problem with their own image, with their own maturity. if anyone thinks playing uncharted alone in your room is more mature than playing mario with your wife, their logic’s flawed.

    if you think playing gears of war is more mature than playing donkey kong, again, i think you couldn’t be more wrong.

    the last of us is getting a lot of praise for delivering mature content, a real story…and i still think it is very much aimed at teens and young twens. it’s not exactly deep or mature.

    dostojewski is, henry miller, john steinbeck…
    this is mature content.

    games, all games that i have played in the last 30 years have a childish element. they are games…and that’s great, why hide what they are all about?

    this is why i like nintendo games. no masks. focus on whats fun…that doesn’t make them ‘only kids games’.

    #117 2 years ago
  118. polygem

    i love discussing this with myself, so peaceful.

    i’m off climbing in a few minutes that’s why i deliver some arguments in advance :)

    #118 2 years ago
  119. polygem

    edit:
    this post was too harsh and immature

    :)

    #119 2 years ago
  120. cluggy89

    never really thought of the wii/wiiu as a kids games console… always felt more of a party/get your freinds over kinda console to me

    #120 2 years ago
  121. smithy2483

    Not that I think Nintendo will be going anywhere soon but they could make a killing by ‘doing a SEGA’ and releasing Mario onto multi-formats
    They be up there with COD etc sales wise but actually be a good game

    I haven’t bought a Wii U yet, I had a Wii and loved about 8-10 games but other than that it just gathered dust

    I have both xbone and ps4 preordered but they could both do with more platformers

    #121 2 years ago
  122. game_on

    #78Francis O
    I think Metroid Prime Corruption can be considered a FPS.

    #122 2 years ago
  123. fihar

    I have to say though, iOS games are catching up. You’ve got Baldur’s Gate, XCOM and a couple developers have already started to make the jump from DS to iOS like Capcom with Ace Attorney and Level-5 with Layton.

    Right now, software is the only thing that Nintendo has got going on with the 3DS but that might well change in the not-so-near future since they’re actually more powerful than the 3DS and once the 3rd party support start to dwindle, it’s game over.

    #123 2 years ago
  124. AngryConsumer

    Bushnell is right, it is time to get rid of that butt ugly 2ds and that wiiutanic. Nintendo should become a software only company and release their stuff on all formats.

    #124 2 years ago
  125. Obernox

    I think post Next-gen launch/Christmas will boost the sales of the Wii U for parents wanting a cheaper alternative to their child’s request, kids asking for a Xbox One or PS4 is in for a rude awakening :)

    Happens all the time, parents are cheap.

    #125 2 years ago
  126. Lengendaryboss

    @124
    Wiiutanic? Your showing signs of a spritual successor to someone called PS3fanboy, could very well be the same person.

    #126 2 years ago
  127. Dragon246

    Ahh…
    Wilson and pals running their tag team show. Getting all snipe-y about “MAGIC”!
    Really Wilson, you cant stop thinking about me. It will be bad for your health.

    @pcbros,
    You know that Sony and MS have looooooooooooots of other successful biz don’t you?
    And what Ninty have? Only 3ds?
    Yup.

    And here is the another problem with Ninty, they have a very concentrated market which only contains big markets.
    http://gaminrealm.com/2013/09/08/poland-wii-u-sales-350-units-9-months/

    Most of their sales are concentrated in those big markets, with little to no brand recognition elsewhere.

    #127 2 years ago
  128. Francis O

    Legendaryidiot

    - Dude you are so full of shit its not funny. It’s true, positive articles on Nintendo equals no comments, negative articles – here comes Dragon and Clupula spewing their Bullshit backed up by little but their own imagination.

    You, Dragon, and Clupula have no knowledge of Nintendo (you thought GameFreak and Monolith Soft were second party developers for Nintendo, LOL!) or the gaming industry, you’re just jackasses on VG247. Nothing more nothing less.

    Clupula got a YouTube nobody subscribes to because he’s boring and has nothing interesting to say. Dragon actually thinks Sony is fine when they lost 3.5 billion on the PS3 and the PS Vita is currently not selling well.

    Then there is your ass who thinks Nintendo only has like two genres or something when in actuality they have games in damn near every genre but first person shooter.

    Clupula says Smash Bros isn’t a fighting game…..yet it was at EVO this year, you know, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

    You guys are idiots, plain and simple. If you don’t like Nintendo, ok, but stop flocking to every negative article like flies on shit acting like you know something…..when you don’t.

    Over here talking about 3rd party ports are going to help the Vita. GTFO jackass you know nothing.

    #128 2 years ago
  129. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    You want to continue this? Okay fine hold on one sec.

    #129 2 years ago
  130. Dragon246

    Oi Francis, just remember I have destroyed your pompous facts so many times that it isn’t even funny.
    I can make you run out of this thread too, you want me to do it by pointing out your poopessence.com hypocrisy?

    Lets discuss Francis. Tell me something facts sans magic to me that I don’t know.
    Just don’t go around telling Ninty fanboys that they should be happy that Ninty stocks went up 30% this year, which just happens to be the average Nikkei increase.
    Ninty is just that, an average stock market company.

    #130 2 years ago
  131. Francis O

    I never doom other consoles and say people should get out of the business like you do Dragon.

    I have all consoles and I’m much more of a gamer than any of you jackasses will ever be. I like Sony, MS, and Nintendo.

    I got games for all the systems. You guys are the ones who hate on everything Nintendo puts out. So fuck you Dragon.

    You’re the one scared to face me. If you got some much dirt on me and my website why don’t you step out of this thread and expose it to my users and the internet? You’re going to stay locked in this thread cause your weak ass arguments won’t get you far anywhere else.

    Fucking fake ass gamers

    #131 2 years ago
  132. Dragon246

    ^ I say doom when I see it, unlike poopessence.com creators who create a fanboy site just to feed off family. Pathetic.
    Both Vita and Wiiu are walking dead brothers. Hurt?

    Oh, and where art thou facts Francis? Or do want to cry running back to ya ninty mama site?

    Please, come back when have some D.A.T.A. to talk to me. I don’t understand fanboy language.

    #132 2 years ago
  133. polygem

    @dragon. come on tiger. learn some new tricks.

    #133 2 years ago
  134. Francis O

    Wii U is doomed along with the Vita? LOL, just like the 3DS right? Now thats some bullshit. The Wii U has far bigger games than the Vita. Mario, DKC, Sonic, Zelda are all going to push units. Zelda already is:

    http://www.amazon.ca/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=pd_dp_ts_vg_1

    The price cut along with Zelda, Pikmin 3, and all the big titles are going to move a lot of Wii U’s soon.

    Enough facts for you? Want to know how much money Nintendo has in the bank?

    “Buried in reams of financial data is the revelation that Nintendo have 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank – enough for it to take a 20 billion Yen loss (£163/$257 million) every year until 2052. Then there’s almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments. When that runs out – we’re in the year 2075 by this point – they’ve got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business.”

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466335

    Nintendo isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So suck it jackass

    #134 2 years ago
  135. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    “Dude you are so full of shit its not funny” “You, Dragon, and Clupula have no knowledge of Nintendo or the gaming industry, you’re just jackasses on VG247. Nothing more nothing less.

    You know whats funny, i still can’t find someone who gives a fuck really.

    Positive articles with no comments: i could find plenty like this:
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/05/wii-us-tvii-application-now-allows-users-to-doodle-all-over-live-tv-moments/
    Really Francis head to specsavers and keep that advice in line for the below.

    “you thought GameFreak and Monolith Soft were second party developers for Nintendo, LOL!”
    You misunderstand like usual i said that their pre-game efforts (Before Nintendo) were second party and that their post-game efforts (Life at Nintendo) is First Party in fact

    My words: “I mean X (Monolith) in my opinion is a good step in that direction, branching out wouldn’t be that bad.” That was saying Nintendo needed internally developed New IPs and me recognising proves their first party as for GameFreak:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_developer#Second-party_developer Look closely where it says GameFreak, they are not owned by Nintendo ergo not first party. But you can prove it if you want to. And your the one spouting about me not having knowledge of the gaming industry. The hypocrisy of all it.

    “Then there is your ass who thinks Nintendo only has like two genres or something when in actuality they have games in damn near every genre but first person shooter.” I don’t recall saying Nintendo has two genres, i said diversify equal New IPs in those genres (although i never mentioned the genre bit), again specsavers.

    “You guys are idiots, plain and simple. If you don’t like Nintendo, ok, but stop flocking to every negative article like flies on shit acting like you know something…..when you don’t.”

    Its amazing i list a bunch of things i think Nintendo can improve on and that equals me hating. I do the exact same thing where relevant for Sony and MS and it doesn’t even get this amount of backlash.

    “Over here talking about 3rd party ports are going to help the Vita. GTFO jackass you know nothing.”

    Sigh you said list games i did, but i did not know that the definition of games mean system sellers/Franchises on level with Nintendo: Reailty Francis is what you need help with.

    #135 2 years ago
  136. Lengendaryboss

    Extension:
    “The Wii U has far bigger games than the Vita. Mario, DKC, Sonic, Zelda are all going to push units. Zelda already is:”

    “http://www.amazon.ca/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=pd_dp_ts_vg_1″

    “The price cut along with Zelda, Pikmin 3, and all the big titles are going to move a lot of Wii U’s soon.”

    I told you, one way on another he repeats the same thing over and over, jesus man.

    #136 2 years ago
  137. Francis O

    Legendary

    I don’t think the Vita is doomed, I just think Nintendo has bigger titles coming out for the system.

    When I say a system needs games, I mean exclusives that can help push the system: Uncharted, Soul Sacrifice, Gran Turismo, ect. Stuff you cant get elsewhere.

    Trust me, I want Vita to do well. The more competition the better.

    Nintendo has enough diversity in their IPs. They got games in every genre. You just choose not to play any of them.

    GameFreak are the developers behind Pokemon. GameFreak is owned by The Pokemon Company, Which Nintendo owns.

    Second party developers can make games for other consoles. Why doesn’t Gamefreak do that then?

    #137 2 years ago
  138. Dragon246

    @134,
    Yeah right. Wiiu is a walking dead.
    What will save Wiiu?
    PIKMIN ! nope
    W101! nope

    Now,
    Zelda remake!
    I am anxiously waiting for the next survivor to arrive and go, just dear pikmin and w101 did.

    Lets put a bet here Francis, tell me how much of a bump zelda remake will make?
    10k,100k, or 1 million?

    Also, I am not surprised that you were the source of that “wiiu is above x1 in amazon topsellers” thing that got ninty fanboys all wet.
    Please, numbers.

    “The price cut along with Zelda, Pikmin 3, and all the big titles are going to move a lot of Wii U’s soon.”
    SOOOOOON? PIKMIN? LOL.
    You are way more in this ninty fanboy shit that I thought.
    Pikmin going to sell consoles? Like 20k in Japan?

    #138 2 years ago
  139. Lengendaryboss

    I knew what was said before would come in handy:

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/19/is-the-wonderful-101-a-pretty-waste-on-wii-u/comment-page-2/#comment-525663

    Don’t like Nintendo games = Hating.
    Don’t like the console = Hate the brand.
    Think it’s underpowered = Can’t look beyond graphics.
    Think it’s over priced = Tight bastard.
    Wants Third Party Support = You don’t buy Nintendo systems for those games, loses whats different.
    Wants New IPs/diversity = Nintendo have this lists games they have collaborated on/third parties. They will lose whats different. Accuses them of not owning/liking the games, brilliant.

    And my favourite:

    Want to play Nintendo games outside of a Nintendo console = WANTS NINTENDO TO GO UNDER AND DIE!

    Does that about sum up the translation of what people think into what Nintendo fans think they mean?

    Added parts, keep remembering in cases like this.

    #139 2 years ago
  140. Dragon246

    @LB,
    Are we seeing a hardcore magical cult here? :D

    #140 2 years ago
  141. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I could care less your views especially when its the same thing over and over again as proven or your wonderful hatred towards shooters or FPS or games that have gun like mechanics. Never said you said PS Vita is doomed: but the third time i had to link a list proving that they indeed do.

    I realise the PS Vita is selling badly
    I realise Sony need more exclusives for it
    i realise Sony need more third party support
    And when i point that out no more gets bap crap crazy on it

    But if i do something for Nintendo: all of a sudden we have a argument with a comment section with 140+ comments, with the above being dismissed.

    #141 2 years ago
  142. Francis O

    Dragon

    Look at the before and after of Wii U sales in Japan since Pikmin 3 has been released. The Wii U is selling a lot more. And Pikmin 3 helped. Zelda is going to move a lot of units. The Amazon best sellers list is proof. The Wii u has sold a lot more than 20K since Pikmin 3′s release

    “Lets put a bet here Francis, tell me how much of a bump zelda remake will make?
    10k,100k, or 1 million?

    - Explain? Over how much a time period? Because I believe that one game isn’t going to turn things around. Its many games, like Pikmin, The Wonderful 101, Zelda, Sonic, Super Mario 3D World, DKC, Smash Bros, ect

    Also, I am not surprised that you were the source of that “wiiu is above x1 in amazon topsellers” thing that got ninty fanboys all wet.
    Please, numbers.”

    What the hell, I wasn’t the source of that jackass.

    Legendary

    So what, I hate shooters. I’m not hating on an entire company like you. You, Dragon, and Clupula don’t play Nintendo games….but feel the need to comment and bash their line up

    I play shooters, I’ve played every COD, Battlefield, Medal of Honor out there. I have legitimate complains based off of play time. You guys just look at Nintendo’s games and say it sucks.

    You guys aren’t gamers, you are just a fake ass gamer that doesn’t try games beyond your comfort realm.

    I play everything, its my job

    #142 2 years ago
  143. polygem

    so you finally bought a wiiu dragon? you are such an amazing and intelligent expert of nintendo games man, you really are. your insight of the gaming biz is impressive as well. it is beyond. it is make. believe. it’s not a trick…you’re the man tiger.

    #143 2 years ago
  144. Lengendaryboss

    @137
    I said prove Gamefreak are owned by Nintendo because i can’t see that anywhere. The Pokemon Company???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Freak

    The Pokémon Company International is a corporation responsible for marketing and licensing the Pokémon franchise and is affiliated with Nintendo. It began operating in 1998 and adopted the moniker “Pokémon Ltd.” in 2000. The company is headquartered in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Roppongi Rokuchome, Minato, Tokyo. The company has separate divisions that handle operations in different parts of the world, with The Pokémon Company International supporting the US and UK as of 2009. The company manages the Pokémon properties and releases.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pokemon_Company

    “You just choose not to play any of them.” Keep on stereotyping, you have no idea of games i play on Nintendo platforms.

    @140
    No we are seeing Nintendo fans dismiss good improvements for their/our benefit solely because of whats listed above.

    #144 2 years ago
  145. Dragon246

    “The Wii U is selling a lot more.”
    Huh? REALLY?
    *wears magnifying glasses*
    Nope.

    Twist it however you like Wiiu is just as dead as Vita.
    Which console sells more?
    Do I need to remind that 10k outside us and japan?

    Oh, and found maaany gems-
    “Yep. This site is pretty much 100% TROLL FREE. And if an idiot tries to dirty up a comment section, don’t worry. The report button actually WORKS. Yeah, I found this site in February and with the Pretendo population in the rise, I just haven’t been able to go back to any other sites. Too many cynics…”

    Oh, and this one is claaaasic Francis-
    “The thing I really hate is how nobody ever mentions the difficulties that plague Sony and Microsoft. Why is nobody talking about how Microsoft is trying to sell $500 cable box in a piss terrible economy? Why does no one mention how Microsoft’s NEVER profited off their game’s business? Why does nobody mention all of XB1′s bad PR with hardcore gamers? Why does no one mention how the PS Vita is pretty much a FAILURE? Why does nobody talk about how Sony BOATLOADS of cash in the past 5 years, largely because the disaster that was the PS3 which assisted in stagnating the market severely? Why does no one mention’s Sony’s debt? Why does nobody mention how you make more money of first party games than 3rd party games? I freaking sick of how the media paints things as peachy for the competition when nothing is further from the truth. ”

    Oh, and the hypocrisy-
    “Stock price is NOT a direct indicator of a company’s viability. ”
    Yet shouts YAY NINTY STOCKZ INCREASED

    I am just not linking the page to save dear Francis the embarrassment.

    Oh, and I see poor german fellow with a dead dog barking at people. So sad.

    #145 2 years ago
  146. AngryConsumer

    i have been reading your comments here now, and i see why they call you the legendaryidiot. it is because you are an idiot.

    #146 2 years ago
  147. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Again with the stereotypes and thinking i hate Nintendo: Okay Francis i’ll play with you

    Link where i said i hate Nintendo
    Link where i said i hate their games
    Link where i said they are doomed
    If your going to throw around words i demand that you prove it.

    “You guys just look at Nintendo’s games and say it sucks.”
    And i don’t even think i even said that anywhere.

    “You guys aren’t gamers, you are just a fake ass gamer that doesn’t try games beyond your comfort realm.”
    Oh lookie here Francis knows the games i got on my new 3DS (DS games) PS Vita, PS3, PS2 and any other consoles: more fucking stereotypes without an inch of proof.

    “I play everything, its my job” Then please go back to playeressence and do your job instead of preaching your so called facts.

    Bottomline: Unless two people tipped you off about the above, i’ll drop it :D

    #147 2 years ago
  148. Lengendaryboss

    @146
    They? its only one person: Francis. I never knew the definition of they turned to one person.

    Like i said god knows how many times i’m still finding someone who gives a fuck because i sure as hell don’t.

    #148 2 years ago
  149. Dragon246

    Oh, and please do the same as LB mentioned for me too.

    I see some people dislike people calling a their donkey a donkey and not a unicorn.
    Its M.A.G.I.C.!

    #149 2 years ago
  150. Francis O

    “The Wii U is selling a lot more.”
    Huh? REALLY?
    *wears magnifying glasses*
    Nope.

    How many Wii U’s were sold in Japan eight weeks before Pikmin 3 and eight weeks after Dragon….do you know?

    The Wii U isn’t dead. Its way to early for that. The system just has a lack of games. Once it gets those games…sales will rise. Like they already are.

    I love how your ignoring that Amazon best sellers list. LOL!

    You proved nothing with those comments. I really attack you guys not Microsoft or Sony. You Dragon, attack Nintendo because you don’t like or play their games.

    I got a Xbox 360 and enjoy the hell out of it.

    And is there anything wrong with what I said? Its true. Nobody talks about those things and dooms Nintendo all the time.

    The article was based off all the hate Nintendo is getting yet Microsoft and Sony have their struggles as well.

    All I’m looking for is fair treatment between all consoles. And noticed how I didn’t doom any of them even the PS Vita, I just said its been a failure, which it has. And remember, I wrote this well before the price drop.

    You can link it if you want. You proved nothing you fake ass gamer. Taking a snippet of a whole article. You lack perspective jackass.

    #150 2 years ago
  151. Clupula

    *walks into the thread to pick up the morning paper*

    This is still going on?

    *shakes head and walks out of thread*

    #151 2 years ago
  152. Dragon246

    “And noticed how I didn’t doom any of them even the PS Vita.”
    ORLY?

    “Why does no one mention how the PS Vita is pretty much a FAILURE?”

    And even after Pikmin and 101, wiiu still gets outsold by “FAILURE” (your own wording) Vita.
    So, isnt wiiu a “FAILURE” then too?

    #152 2 years ago
  153. Clupula

    Although, since I’m an asshole, and adding fuel to the fire is always fun…

    The Wii U was back to selling 6,000 units in Japan this week.

    Alrighty, tea kettle is whistling. Have fun, kids.

    #153 2 years ago
  154. Lengendaryboss

    @152
    You know he doesn’t apply general logic to Nintendo, they don’t count because they are Nintendo.

    Brillant logic.

    #154 2 years ago
  155. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Yes Francis i admitted Sony have a poor lineup in 2014: no one complained: http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/22/freedom-wars-ps-vita-exclusive-previewed-in-famitsu-8-player-battles-confirmed/#comment-481575

    Still is the case now, wheres the backlash for that huh?

    But when i say Nintendo has a poor third party lineup its get dismissed/argued and misconstrued.

    So please stop with the its only Nintendo that gets this treatment, i could link more examples but i’m not.

    If anything else pops up i’ll come back otherwise thats it.

    #155 2 years ago
  156. Joe Musashi

    “Oh, and I see poor german fellow with a dead dog barking at people. So sad.”

    If there’s a line, that comment crosses it. Show some humanity FFS.

    JM

    #156 2 years ago
  157. monkeygourmet

    Nice of Dragon to mock Poly’s dead dog…

    So low. What a complete cunt.

    @156

    Beat me too it.

    #157 2 years ago
  158. monkeygourmet

    This is exactly what I’ve been saying all along. Some people really love to dish it out but when they same happens to them they run to Pat and cry ‘bullies’…

    Man the fuck up and take responsibility for your slimy backstabbing interactions Dragon.

    Or are you going to disappear again?

    #158 2 years ago
  159. Dragon246

    “The information is in public domain”
    Deal.With.It
    :D

    Please send the “drama queen” emails to Pat sooooon :D
    It seems Mr. Lee Wilson have flipped his switch.

    #159 2 years ago
  160. Lengendaryboss

    I’m heeding Clupula’s advice and hightailing it out of here but like i said

    If anything else pops up i’ll come back otherwise thats it.

    #160 2 years ago
  161. monkeygourmet

    @159

    If you understand about information being in the public domain, why on earth would you upload multiple pictures of yourself with ‘that’ haircut..?

    http://www.kwick.de/dragon246/photos/photo/10909112/106530127/

    Very ‘gangsta’…

    #161 2 years ago
  162. Dragon246

    My dear Lee Wilson, that’s me!
    LOL!

    By the way, I agree. Looks ugly.

    And btw, your beautiful language (“completely cunt”) completely matches your beautiful face.
    I guess you really cant spend a minute without thinking about me.

    Oi Francis, where art thou?
    Did I successfully make you run away again? :D

    #162 2 years ago
  163. polygem

    i never e-mailed pat. have you dragon? have no fear i wont e-mail him now.
    the information might be there but it’s you who abuses it. it’s weak to say the least. very weak.
    let me give you some more information.
    i burried the ashes of my good dog and friend only yesterday on a beautiful meadow under 3 trees that symbolize her, my ex-girlfriend who shared her life with the dog as well and me. there are white cows on that field, like the ones krsna takes care of, they symbolize mother. it was a beautiful day.
    you will never be able to truly touch me emotionally dragon no matter how hard you try and how low you sink.
    so, you are complaining about me for giving you a decent well deserved fuck you here or there…? ok, you still have to learn a lot of things. i understand that now. i will try to handle you with a little more care in the future, seriously, i will try. you seem to be a very fragile one.

    #163 2 years ago
  164. Clupula

    Dragon, don’t be making fun of people’s dead pets. I’ve always gotten along with you on here, but that’s not the type of thing you make fun of.

    Have your fights and have your feud, but a dog’s an innocent, no matter who owns him.

    Alright, I’m out (again).

    #164 2 years ago
  165. CyberMarco

    wow…!

    #165 2 years ago
  166. The_Red

    Seriously people, it’s a goddamn game console. Why the fuck are you doing this to each other? What is wrong with you? Dead pets, insults and more for what? A piece of plastic?

    #166 2 years ago
  167. pcbros

    Nintendo has been in “trouble” since the N64.

    When Nintendo decided to stick to cartridges and not adopt the CD, they lost 3rd-party support (ex. Squaresoft, now SquareEnix, released Final Fantasy 7 for the Playstation and not the N64. First time a Final Fantasy game was released outside of Nintendo consoles) and people thought Nintendo was in trouble. And in fact, the Playstation dominated that generation but Nintendo survived. Thanks to games like Mario 64 and Zelda Ocarina of Time.

    Then came the Gamecube. Nintendo adopts the mini CD instead of the DVD. The console and controller looked like toys. Once again, Nintendo was in “trouble”. The PS2 dominated that generation, but once again Nintendo survived. Thanks to games like Super Smash Bros Melee and Metroid Prime…

    The Wii comes out and everyone criticizes it. All the hardcore gamers complain about it’s casual appeal and lack of power. Nintendo was again in “trouble”. But to everyone’s surprise, it outsold the Xbox 360 and PS3. But what games made the Wii popular among gamers? Games like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros Brawl, etc.

    Do you see the pattern? Nintendo has never followed the trend. They don’t go with the latest nd greatest technology. They have done things their way. They have been in trouble before. But they always find a way to survive with their games. But if you look at the N64, Gamecube and Wii… it wasn’t the 3rd-party games that sold the system. It wasn’t diverse games that sold the system. It was Nintendo’s veteran franchises that have pushed those systems.

    Same thing will happen with the Wii U. Nintendo prices it’s consoles to compete with the big boys. And when they release their highly rated franchises, it seals the deal.

    Right now, the Wii U lacks those games. But when you see Super Mario 3D World, Star Fox, Metroid, Zelda and Smash Bros running on the Wii U… you will change your mind about the Wii U.

    I have no worries :)

    #167 2 years ago
  168. pcbros

    @127 – “You know that Sony and MS have looooooooooooots of other successful biz don’t you? And what Ninty have? Only 3ds? Yup.”

    Ninty? You know you act like a fanboy with little facts and a lot of bark? Yup.

    Chew on this for a while…

    “Buried in reams of financial data is the revelation that Nintendo have 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank – enough for it to take a 20 billion Yen loss (£163/$257 million) every year until 2052. Then there’s almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments. When that runs out – we’re in the year 2075 by this point – they’ve got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business.

    Full article link…

    #168 2 years ago
  169. monkeygourmet

    @167

    +1 again

    Exactly, but your wasting your breath with that kind of logic.

    Even quality titles don’t help.

    It’s futile :)

    #169 2 years ago
  170. Dragon246

    @JM and Clupula,
    Ah, I think you misunderstood my comment. Let me say that again-
    “Oh, and I see poor german fellow with a dead dog barking at people. So sad.”
    At what moment do I insult anyone, let alone a dog? I just said “a person with a dead dog”. Is that insulting to anyone?

    Also, don’t you have something to say for comments #13,105 and 157, the instigating comments?
    One more thing, its not like you don’t have any “feuds” here.

    I am eagerly awaiting your response.

    @pcbros,
    “Ninty? You know you act like a fanboy with little facts and a lot of bark? Yup.”
    You lost me here. I am done with you unless you improve your language.
    Oh, don’t tell me about numbers, if you visit here often, you should know I am good at them.
    Let me ask ya something, do you know how much market value Ninty has lost since wii,ds era?

    And as expected, Francis ran away again.

    #170 2 years ago
  171. monkeygourmet

    @170

    Nice try, dick hole. :)

    This is what I meant by standing by things you say. Don’t try and spin it.

    #171 2 years ago
  172. Dragon246

    It seems Mr.Lee Wilson thinks dicks don’t have holes in them.
    How do you urinate then? Serious scientific question.

    Oh, and please continue posting protendo and nosony articles.
    They really suit you.
    Lee Wilson X German guy X Francis. New IP by Ninty.

    #172 2 years ago
  173. polygem

    dragon, noone will ever take you serious again if you don’t shift down a gear or two now.
    give it a rest man. maybe buy a wiiu, play it, then talk the talk.

    #173 2 years ago
  174. polygem

    seriously, i mean it as a ‘friend’ now. you should fix some things in your life.

    #174 2 years ago
  175. dreamcastnews

    That was one hell of a comment thread!

    To all those Involved. Play the games you want to play on the system you choose, buy one, buy them all – who cares? If we’ve really got low enough to insult someone’s pet I think maybe we should all just give it a rest.

    I think someone already covered how it just seems like the same playground fight of comments here when Ninetendo are mentioned.

    #175 2 years ago
  176. polygem

    could we now all just please leave my dog out of here?
    would be nice. thank you.
    was a mistake to mention it here. didn’t believe anyone would abuse an information like that though…
    i think i’ve learned something again.

    #176 2 years ago
  177. dreamcastnews

    @176 I was just trying to keep the peace, I’m sorry, no offence was meant.
    Although I strongly think that other guy should say sorry at least.

    #177 2 years ago
  178. polygem

    @177. i know. it wasn’t aimed at you.

    i meant in general. it’s all good now.

    it was a snipe from him, it was very stupid but ok, i don’t even wait for an apology. i just want her out of this discussion now. like i said, it was plain stupid and wrong from me to post it elsewhere on this page anyway.

    let’s insult each other again, thats much better and more fair.

    i think that’s not too much to ask for :)

    #178 2 years ago
  179. Telepathic.Geometry

    Nolan Bushnell is not someone whose opinion or analysis holds any value for me. The fact that he has no deep understanding of the business, as evidenced by the fortunes of Atari –> His opinion carries no weight.

    However, Ninty are facing irrelevancy. There was a time when Ninty was genuinely synonymous with videogames, but bit by bit, generations have been growing up without them, and the value of their nostalgic games has diminished greatly.

    On top of that, we have entered a gaming landscape where a lack of social network systems, multi-media, DLC capabilities is fatal, and that is only compounded by Nintendo’s inability to attract 3rd party support.

    I think that they have too much money in the bank to go out this generation, or maybe even next generation, but I think that they are really stretching the limits of their hard-earned good-will and war-chest.

    Summary: Bushnell may actually be right, minus the hyperbole.

    #179 2 years ago
  180. stealth

    He is irrelevant and a waste of space. Nintendo is fine

    #180 2 years ago
  181. bradk825

    I hope they do ok. I don’t currently have a Nintendo console (unless you count the SNES in my closet) but I would be pretty sad about it if they weren’t around anymore. Fond memories.

    #181 2 years ago
  182. stealth

    this is the same guy that said lynx and 7800 would kill gameboy and nes

    #182 2 years ago

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  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

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  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

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  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

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  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

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  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

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  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

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  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

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  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

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  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]