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  • Kay 1 May 2013 12:16:32 18,276 posts
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    Raiko101 wrote:
    @Kay Apparently it's been in development for two years, or since Miyamoto first hinted at bringing alttp into 3D. As far as i'm aware, this new game uses the very same overworld and dungeon placement. If true, i'd imagine we'll see it before christmas.
    Hmm, that's disappointing then. If it's set in exactly the same world, then what's new about it? Why is a sequel and not a remake?
  • Tekkirai 1 May 2013 12:42:39 104 posts
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    I have to say, those comments make Iwata sound like a fucking incompetent.
    He almost seems like an athlete defending a title for the first time and then just botching it from the nervousness. But I hope he accepts the consequences if the Wii U and 3DS end up just not selling this year in the West. A breath of fresh air is needed and some actual risk taking too. This gen would have been the perfect opportunity for that considering their huge cash reserves but instead they chose to play it (seemingly) very safe and just ended up confusing the shit out of everyone.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 12:48:07 64,546 posts
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    It is hard to believe that one of the worlds oldest games companies, who entered the HD race seven years after everyone else and therefore should have had access to more data about constructing HD games than you could shake a shitty wiimote at could underestimate how long production would take.

    Its either bullshit or absolutely astonishing incompetence.
  • JuanKerr 1 May 2013 12:49:24 36,974 posts
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    Shitompetence.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 1 May 2013 12:52:21 17,086 posts
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    They just seem to stubbornly refuse to pay any attention to what the rest of the industry is doing (and has done for the last decade), which they probably think is their greatest strength but is actually their greatest weakness.
  • Fake_Blood 1 May 2013 12:53:59 5,147 posts
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    I think nintendo still works with very small teams.
  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 14:00:04
    No, it's the same as with the 3DS. Push the thing out the door, and then go and do something else rather than support it. Golf, probably.
  • Sid-Nice 1 May 2013 14:17:50 15,851 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I still think it ties into this 'not throwing good money after bad' they've adopted with the WiiU. Feels like a cost-saving measure which they're managing through apologies rather than appeasing through releases. They're salvaging the brand because the WiiU is dead as fuck and they know it.
    No wonder the Wii U is dead if the experts can't type Wii U.
  • Armoured_Bear 1 May 2013 14:18:40 14,819 posts
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    Sid-Nice wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I still think it ties into this 'not throwing good money after bad' they've adopted with the WiiU. Feels like a cost-saving measure which they're managing through apologies rather than appeasing through releases. They're salvaging the brand because the WiiU is dead as fuck and they know it.
    No wonder the Wii U is dead if the experts can't type Wii U.
    This LB delusion is hilarious, I wonder what his post E3 spin will be.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 14:25:22 64,546 posts
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    That precludes the notion that they are going to show anything of worth at E3.
  • Cappy 1 May 2013 14:28:55 12,473 posts
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    Upcoming European releases:

    05/24 Fast & Furious: Showdown
    05/24 Resident Evil: Revelations
    05/24 Sniper Elite V2
    06/21 Ashes Cricket 2013
    06/28 Scribblenauts Unlimited
    07/19 The Smurfs 2
    08/30 Rayman Legends


    No Euro date for Pikmin 3 yet.
  • Sid-Nice 1 May 2013 14:35:27 15,851 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    It is hard to believe that one of the worlds oldest games companies, who entered the HD race seven years after everyone else and therefore should have had access to more data about constructing HD games than you could shake a shitty wiimote at could underestimate how long production would take.

    Its either bullshit or absolutely astonishing incompetence.
    I'd say "Bullshit" Nintendo understandably had very little software in production for the Wii as the popularity of the console surprised everyone. Nintendo were quite happy to take a back seat and collect royalties from shovel-ware. What prevented the Wii from full third party software support were the limitations of the hardware.

    A high definition Wii should have been priority for Nintendo; launching around 2009/2010. This would have guaranteed third party support and ensured the Wii (brand) popularity. Many casual and first time gamers moved on from the Wii and upgraded to an Xbox 360 or PS3; people who were introduced to gaming through the Wii would have certainly upgraded to a Wii 2/HD console if it were available.

    Launching an SD console with motion controls was a brave move back 2006; although less than 10% of US homes had a high definition TV back then. The unique selling point of the Wii was motion controls which in the evolution of consoles was one step forward, two steps back, considering HD gaming was the future.

    So in 2012 (Nintendo late to the party) launch a HD console with the Gamepad as the USP; donít get me wrong Iím really enjoying the Wii U and the Gamepad is fantastic. But the console architecture and the Gamepad configuration/implementation will alienate Nintendo from the competition and third party support.

    After Rayman, GTA V, Watch_Dogs, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rainbow Six: Patriot, COD Ghost, Bayonetta 2 and the annual half an update football game; there wonít be much else in development from third party studios for the Wii U. Even Tiger woods 2015 Wii U has been canned.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 14:38:11 64,546 posts
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    Tiger Woods is a surprise. I thought that sold like mad on the Wii.
  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 14:38:50
    Have I missed something? Is GTA V coming out on the Wii U?
  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 14:39:42
    nickthegun wrote:
    Tiger Woods is a surprise. I thought that sold like mad on the Wii.
    I think it's more to do with EA's spat with Nintendo.
  • Sid-Nice 1 May 2013 14:40:09 15,851 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Tiger Woods is a surprise. I thought that sold like mad on the Wii.
    I do believe that EA are dropping the franchise through poor sales on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 14:41:01 64,546 posts
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    That would make more sense. Good old Tiger.
  • Sid-Nice 1 May 2013 14:41:35 15,851 posts
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    Luckyjim wrote:
    Have I missed something? Is GTA V coming out on the Wii U?
    I've got it up and running on my Wii U SDK as I type.
  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 14:43:49
    Sid-Nice wrote:
    Luckyjim wrote:
    Have I missed something? Is GTA V coming out on the Wii U?
    I've got it up and running on my Wii U SDK as I type.
    Just like Crysis 3, eh ;-)
  • Sid-Nice 1 May 2013 14:49:12 15,851 posts
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    Luckyjim wrote:
    Sid-Nice wrote:
    Luckyjim wrote:
    Have I missed something? Is GTA V coming out on the Wii U?
    I've got it up and running on my Wii U SDK as I type.
    Just like Crysis 3, eh ;-)
    Nintendo could get the game if they speculate to accumulate. Which would save the politically correct bullshit comments on why the game didn't make it on the Wii U. There is even a rumoured extra 6 hours of content in the Wii U version "The fucking loading screen." :)

    Edited by Sid-Nice at 15:03:19 01-05-2013
  • CharlieStCloud 1 May 2013 16:00:27 5,820 posts
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    This doesn't inspire much confidence, hey?

    My humongous Tesco (ten miles ago from me) no longer sells Wii U stuff, which kind of took me by surprise this morning.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 16:02:49 64,546 posts
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    My sainsburys doesnt sell Wii U games but, weirdly, still runs ads for them on the in store TV system.
  • Cappy 1 May 2013 16:05:45 12,473 posts
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    Checking to see if I get the message would provide me with a reason to switch on my Wii at least. As a viable games machine it's practically dead.
  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 16:11:31
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    No Euro date for Pikmin 3 yet.
    I do hope they're not putting it off until November, so that they can call it their Christmas blockbuster.
  • Armoured_Bear 1 May 2013 16:27:21 14,819 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Cappy wrote:
    No Euro date for Pikmin 3 yet.
    I do hope they're not putting it off until November, so that they can call it their Christmas blockbuster.
    It'll be around the other 2, early August I guess.
  • nickthegun 1 May 2013 16:29:27 64,546 posts
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    Why would they release one of their tentpole games in the middle of summer?
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