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[gamesradar.com] Stalling the NX to 2017 and skipping E3 is the smartest thing Nintendo has done in years gamesradar.com gamingeek
[vg247.com] Former Respawn and Sony dev calls out The Division network model vg247.com gamingeek
[vg247.com] Special edition Iron Man Xbox One console has Arc Reactor Stark Industries branding vg247.com gamingeek
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[nintendolife.com] Nothing Smoother Than Super Smash Bros. Set To A Jazz Drum Solo nintendolife.com gamingeek
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[gamefront.de] Sony Wild West Project pics gamefront.de gamingeek
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[gonintendo.com] Splatoon a major driving force for Nintendo more brand tie-ins coming gonintendo.com gamingeek
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[nintendo.co.jp] Fire Emblem has become a 'major IP' for Nintendo details on move to mobile nintendo.co.jp gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Best Buy hosting amiibo sale All those Animal Crossing amiibos! gonintendo.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] Pokemon Comaster - trailer The fuck is this? youtube.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Lost Reavers - now out in Europe ......yay? gonintendo.com gamingeek
[ign.com] Why Nintendo Is In Real Trouble ign.com editorial phantom_leo
[eurogamer.net] Sony's PSN is making more money than all of Nintendo Damn you Leo, for beating me to it! eurogamer.net SupremeAC
[destructoid.com] Suda 51: If you play 'Let it Die'  You will understand I am still crazy. destructoid.com phantom_leo
[nintendolife.com] Launching NX Next Year Is The "Proper" Thing To Do Says Nintendo Boss Tatsumi Kimishima nintendolife.com gamingeek
[reddit.com] SSX and Halo 3: ODST "Campaign Edition" confirmed for BC by mid-June reddit.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Deux Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition comes in a triangular box videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Rumour: Modern Warfare Remastered includes campaign & 10 multiplayer maps videogamer.com gamingeek
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[vg247.com] The IKEA VR Experience hits Steam and is listed as a survival horror - no joke vg247.com gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] Smart device pivot could cost Nintendo at home gamesindustry.biz editorial gamingeek
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[twitter.com] Frogger and Galaga Legions DX are now available on Xbox One Backward Compatibility twitter.com gamingeek
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[youtube.com] IGN - Why Mobile Is Great for Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem youtube.com gamingeek
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[eventhubs.com] Street Fighter 5 has more unannounced offline gameplay content... ...according to Yoshinori Ono. eventhubs.com news phantom_leo
[destructoid.com] King of Fighters 2000 coming to PS4 next week Tuesday, to be precise! Edit destructoid.com news phantom_leo
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:45:09

I read it.  I wonder what 'proper' translates to in hard numbers.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:53:00
Iga_Bobovic said:

Keep moving those goal posts!

I never had a set argument I made a comment, you can believe what happened at Sony is normal every day activity, I think that's total bullshit.    

Not one of you ever said don't would easily escape this mess, therefore your thoughts on it now is total bs.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:58:29

Nintendo boss says that launching NX next year is the proper thing to do?

I'm shocked! SHOCKED I tells ya! Nyaa

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:38

Remember that time when a boss actually admitted that what his company was doing wasn't a smart move?

Yeah, me neither...

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:01:12

Yep, March is Always been the best month for new consoles.  Just in time for the holidays...spring break and Easter.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:02:55

What a load of total bullshit from Nintendo. He has to say that but we all know it's a lie. Something went wrong, they can't physically meet the demands of the launch. If what he says is true he should be fired immediately as not launching in holidays is the stupidest shit any game company can do.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:03:28

Leo why didn't you tell me this game starts with danger zone, I would have played it immediately.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:08:44

Pretty sure the first video I ever posted of PvZ said exactly that...  Nyaa

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:10:47
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Yep, March is Always been the best month for new consoles.  Just in time for the holidays...spring break and Easter.

With how toystores are promoting toys around Easter these days there soon won't be a difference between Christmas or Easter spending no more.  Kids these days.  Sad

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:12:35

Then they should've waited two more months and released it on Mother's Day to get the kids and moms.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:13:22
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Not one of you ever said don't would easily escape this mess, therefore your thoughts on it now is total bs.

Yoda - No Sense You are making

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:53
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Well perhaps this just shows that gamers are rather tech savvy and having superior hardware actually does influence hardware sales.  Hopefully all console manufacturors took note and we'll actually see some decent hardware upgrade next time round.  

And now we're back to the why-consoles-fail/succeed circle jerk again becase history has shown that the most powerful console doesn't always win. This is a circular, never ending argument that never gets resolved, that no one can agree on. And this is why I hate the internet.

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LOL....ok GG...and look who the Wii sold to. People who don't give a fuck about games...yeah, that's great.

Yeah I'm sure that when Nintendo was making 400% more cash then any other platform holder in history, it was secretly gritting its teeth because some of the cash came from soccer moms. What is your argument here?

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"No unnecessary crap, & a guarantee to have the majority of games that come out. Equals success"

And the Wii had your "unneessary crap" and didn't have the "the majority of games that come out" on it. And it was an amazing success.

So what you said is factually wrong. Now you're saying some consumers cash is worth more than other consumers cash?

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I can see how that must be doing so much for you.

I'm checking my accounts, but last time I checked I didn't have any Nintendo shares. Did you buy some for me? What does this mean exactly? Oh right, you're being a dick again because I don't agree with you about an old Nintendo console. Or like you do when Vader disagrees with you and you drop the Sony superfan accusation on him. Well in that case I'm gonna drop the Super Dick accusation on you.

You are being a Super Dick!

Ass. Nyaa

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That success blinded them to what actual gamers want.

It's great to look back in hindsight and magically predict that you were right all along. I'd say consumers massively purchasing your gimmick laden system and having unprecedented profits success would only lead them to follow that same path. It didn't work out this time but no one was blinded. Businesses go by what worked before.

If you sold a sugary citrus based drink and it sold a fuckton, then you came out with a different citrus flavoured drink, no one would really think anything of it. Even if it bombed.  

Based on Wii and DS, having a new concept did wonderfully for Nintendo's bank balances so there was no reason to think a new one would fail so badly. If Wii had failed, sure make a normal console. Wii didn't fail. It made Nintendo relevant again and cash rich. Maybe it didn't satiate your deepest, wildist, hardcore gaming desires personally but you can't argue against how well it performed for them.

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Gamecube did not have the majority of games....

Gamecube did have the majority of games up until a certain point when support dried up. Up until that point it had great third party suport. Still didn't sell like gangbusters, but neither did the OG Xbox. But then if you're saying not even Gamecube can get decent third party support - when it was pretty much a normal powerful console, then I'm not sure what you're arguing again. Seems Nintendo is fucked either way it seems. As always.

Do you think if GC had a DVD drive that would have solved all Nintendo's problems?

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They can do no wrong in many people's eyes because they are the gaming equivalent of the catholic church. Whatever. Let me know 7 months from now when they actually show something.

Don't drop this bullshit at my front door. If you can't be bothered having a normal discussion don't start one. I've given Nintendo plenty of shit in my time, when it's deserved. That's^ a BS way to end a discussion.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:23:24

Chapter 2 is up. It's long but a very good read. Make sure you read all of it as it is possibly the most meatiest chapter in the whole writeup.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:30:26
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SupremeAC said:

Well perhaps this just shows that gamers are rather tech savvy and having superior hardware actually does influence hardware sales.  Hopefully all console manufacturors took note and we'll actually see some decent hardware upgrade next time round.  

And now we're back to the why-consoles-fail/succeed circle jerk again becase history has shown that the most powerful console doesn't always win. This is a circular, never ending argument that never gets resolved, that no one can agree on. And this is why I hate the internet.

I'll give it another shot.  Gamers will pick the most powerfull console out of the Sony and MS offering, because they know that they'll both get good 3rd party support.  Should Nintendo have the most powerfull console, everyone will still ignore it because people know it won't get supported by a lot of third parties.  

NES and SNES were the most powerfull.  PS1 won because it played CD's (POWER) and was edgy.  PS2 won because it played DVD's (POWER), MS was unproven and the GC was purple and came with a handle.  PS3 and 360 were very close both in sales and hardware, but Nintendo soared past both because it created the casual gamer market.  This gen, PS4 is winning out because it's clearly more powerfull than the Xbone, despite both hosting the same games.  Nintendo is doing it's own thing in the corner.  Next gen, Sony or MS will win based on who has the most powerfull console.  If Nintendo has the best hardware, it won't matter because 3rd parties will still ignore them.  And even if they get 3rd party support, no one will buy their console as by the time people notice, everyone will already have a PS5 or Xblock.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:33:04
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The truth here.  Sony didn't do anything revolutionary but they didn't fuck up.  They put out a reliable system and sort of mimicked the Xbox Live model.  No DRM nonsense, no screwy controller.

They also lucked out with the RAM, they originally planned for 4GB of RAM but got a late deal because memory prices dropped. Digital Foundry reported it. They also lucked out when Microsoft burned so many bridges with that E3 and DRM nonsense.

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Not one of you ever said don't would easily escape this mess, therefore your thoughts on it now is total bs.

Methinks your phone has auto-corrected.

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What a load of total bullshit from Nintendo. He has to say that but we all know it's a lie. Something went wrong, they can't physically meet the demands of the launch. If what he says is true he should be fired immediately as not launching in holidays is the stupidest shit any game company can do.

Jesus Christ. Maybe the software wont be ready?

Look at this way, NX has to be a success. HAS. TO.

Sure financially Nintendo would be fine taking losses for over a decade, but in mindshare having two consoles fail one after the other would be a nail in the coffin situation. I'm pretty sure they have to get this right and if that means they have to take more time with it, especially to make sure the software is ready, then is that really so bad? Would you rather they rush it out for Christmas and fluff the launch?

We're going to have a Nintendo-free E3 which is going to look very bad, but then a couple of months later there will be an NX blowout at a time when there is no competing news. It sucks for us gaming fans but in the long run, it means a couple of more months for news and several more months for release. I'm not happy about it either but we  don't know what is happening behind the scenes with this console. It was never really even announced properly and has existed as just a codename since then. They never promised us anything as to when it would launch , or when it would be revealed its just all rumours.

People should be more pissed about this final year of the Wii U.

Starfux, Paper Mario and....... nothing? No Zelda U? That was actually promised so yeah fuck em for that. I hate that NX has delayed U Zelda. I think they're being dicks about that.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:37:22

People are pissed about that, GG.  They assumed that the U games drought is because the NX was coming.  Now....nothing!

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:43:04
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People are pissed about that, GG.  They assumed that the U games drought is because the NX was coming.  Now....nothing!

It's a storm in GG's glass of water.  Save for us enthousiast sheep, no one will care that the console has been moved back 4 months or so.  The kids that keep Nintendo afloat don't even know the NX is on it's way.  Game drought?  they'll just keep playing pokémon and splatoon for 4 more months.  Who will Nintendo alienate?  Not the kids, not all those gamers who didn't buy the WiiU, not us who'll pick up an NX at some point in time regardless.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:10:08

This is the lowest point in Nintendo HISTORY. Never has the company been in a worse situation. It is full on red lights, alarms blasting, battle stations panic mode right now. Would have I wanted them to release a console that is not ready no, I expect them to BE READY at the most important sales window, they screwed up for reasons we may never know but there is no way you can convince me they were like "hey if you give us three months we can have a few more good games ready" "OK that sounds like a great idea!" No zero chance that happened. N64 launched with two games, You don't miss holidays, period.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:11:53

The cell phone and amiibo will save their ass and keep them afloat long enough for NX to find some solid ground IF it succeeds which is still a big if.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:14:45
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Yoda - No Sense You are making

Don't and Sony, easy to mix the two, come on Nyaa

Everyone was Sony is doomed. Sony is screwed. How the hell do they get out of that mess. Hemorraging money.

Kaz turns it around super quick and now it's like "eh anyone could do that". It's stupid, he deserves a ton of credit and if Nintendo did the same thing there would be statues up of the ceo. Like what happened with iwata.

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