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  • Zomoniac 7 May 2014 10:16:44 8,508 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    I would love a new super monkey ball used play that for hours on the gamecube.
    There have been about 20 new ones since then. They've all been shit.
  • superbob85 Best Forumite, 2014 7 May 2014 10:19:59 3,650 posts
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    Didn't like the Wii version the gamecube version was the best ever. I dread to think about the hours spent on that game. They should go back to the drawing board.
  • DFawkes 7 May 2014 10:22:01 26,169 posts
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    They just need to release the first 2 in HD. That's all. Ignore that platforming adventure one, all the phone and portable console ones and definitely the Wii ones, and just do a collection of the first 2. In my opinion, they had the best levels plus the best mini-games.

    Edit: Didn't they already do a sort of 2 game collection when they ported it to PS2? That one. Do that one in HD.

    Edited by DFawkes at 10:23:30 07-05-2014
  • Deleted user 7 May 2014 10:22:16
    I cannot imagine what the QoL stuff might be and how it would be any different or better than the hundreds of websites/services that cover that stuff right now. QoL is 'serious' and it's be weird to do something in the non-gaming sphere. You would imagine that a piece of hardware/something wearable is necessary to monitor life style related variables. It also appears to be an incredibly competitive market.
  • Zomoniac 7 May 2014 10:30:36 8,508 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    They just need to release the first 2 in HD. That's all. Ignore that platforming adventure one, all the phone and portable console ones and definitely the Wii ones, and just do a collection of the first 2. In my opinion, they had the best levels plus the best mini-games.

    Edit: Didn't they already do a sort of 2 game collection when they ported it to PS2? That one. Do that one in HD.
    Aye, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on PS2 and Xbox.

    Gamecube version is still the best though, simply by virtue of it being the only console of that gen with official wireless controllers, which were a must for 4-way party gaming.
  • superbob85 Best Forumite, 2014 7 May 2014 10:30:57 3,650 posts
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    Yep the first 2 were easily the best once they went to the platforming adventure route it was doomed to fail. Go back to the basics what made the first 2 fun.
  • Pinky_Floyd 7 May 2014 11:18:32 10,496 posts
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    New swimming pool.
  • nickthegun 7 May 2014 11:29:59 64,502 posts
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    They are developing staff that know how much development developing HD games needs.

    More on this as the situation develops.
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2014 11:30:30 14,778 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    They are intangible assets. What is this Development Centre anyway?
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  • kinky_mong 7 May 2014 11:33:45 11,677 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    DFawkes wrote:
    They just need to release the first 2 in HD. That's all. Ignore that platforming adventure one, all the phone and portable console ones and definitely the Wii ones, and just do a collection of the first 2. In my opinion, they had the best levels plus the best mini-games.

    Edit: Didn't they already do a sort of 2 game collection when they ported it to PS2? That one. Do that one in HD.
    Aye, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on PS2 and Xbox.

    Gamecube version is still the best though, simply by virtue of it being the only console of that gen with official wireless controllers, which were a must for 4-way party gaming.
    Monkey Target was perfection. So many inebriated nights at uni ended with round after round of that.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 7 May 2014 11:35:27 17,074 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    They are intangible assets. What is this Development Centre anyway?
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2014 11:36:00 14,778 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    R&D spend was JPY71m against a budget of JPY55m. They spent JPY53m last year and expect to spend JPY57m next year.

    What on earth are they researching, and why have they stopped?
    R&D costs can include recruitment IIRC, they have been building up resources for the new development centre it seems.
  • Psychotext 7 May 2014 11:36:44 57,663 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Wii U at 6.17m shipped, forecast of 3.6m for the coming year.
    Fucking hell, it'll be lucky to do Gamecube numbers when it's all said and done.
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2014 11:39:34 14,778 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Wii U at 6.17m shipped, forecast of 3.6m for the coming year.
    Fucking hell, it'll be lucky to do Gamecube numbers when it's all said and done.
    I think it'll do 15M max unless something huge happens which is very unlikely.
  • rock27gr 7 May 2014 11:42:49 6,174 posts
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    So we're back to the "doomed" line I see.

    It does look bleak though. Their full year projections for the Wii U imply that Mario Kart and Smash Bros are all that's coming out for the platform this tear after all, with perhaps a cross-gen Zelda next year, Twilight Princess style, to introduce the Wii U successor.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 May 2014 11:48:13 42,575 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    4.16m for NSMBU is insane given an install base of what, 5-6m? I know it was a pack in too but there were lots of other packs.
    6.2m I think.
    Yeah it's bonkers.

    Good to see them with realistic guidance for once.
    You know what though? This is going to tell them the answer is MORE MARIO!
  • Furtive_Pygmy 7 May 2014 11:50:17 2,443 posts
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    It's funny, but it seems everyone except Nintendo knows what they are doing wrong.

    They got really lucky with the Wii.

    Edited by Furtive_Pygmy at 11:51:06 07-05-2014
  • Donk10 7 May 2014 11:53:00 102 posts
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    They seriously need to get some games released on the wii u, they should try and get more foreign studios to work on the machine. Even if they're just ports of existing games from last gen. Could really go for a wii u version of fallout 3 or even something like uncharted (yes I know it's Sony) in a new ip. Wouldn't be too bad if they could flesh out some of the ds/3ds best back catalogue.
  • Furtive_Pygmy 7 May 2014 11:53:14 2,443 posts
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    They should do a Sega and just make games for the other consoles. :D
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2014 11:57:18 14,778 posts
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    Furtive_Pygmy wrote:
    They should do a Sega and just make games for the other consoles. :D
    Yeah that worked out well.
  • Zomoniac 7 May 2014 12:00:52 8,508 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Furtive_Pygmy wrote:
    They should do a Sega and just make games for the other consoles. :D
    Yeah that worked out well.
    Worked out fine. They're making hefty profits, Nintendo are not.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 7 May 2014 12:10:36 17,074 posts
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    Even if they do sell the rather optimistic 3.6 million in the next year they'll still be short of the 10.6 million that the Dreamcast sold before it was binned at the same point in its life cycle.
  • nickthegun 7 May 2014 12:17:12 64,502 posts
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    But can it match the dreamcasts mighty tally of 600+ games?

    No
  • Armoured_Bear 7 May 2014 12:23:23 14,778 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Furtive_Pygmy wrote:
    They should do a Sega and just make games for the other consoles. :D
    Yeah that worked out well.
    Worked out fine. They're making hefty profits, Nintendo are not.
    Hardly the development force they were.
  • nickthegun 7 May 2014 12:25:49 64,502 posts
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    I dont think anyone really wants them to 'do a sega', i.e. crashing and burning into being software only thanks to their entire business model collapsing, leading to massive restructuring and abandoning developing the games that made them so popular in the first place.

    Its actually possible for nintendo to go software only without completely imploding first.
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