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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:50 PM
This action, standing up for games in general against yellow journalism, might be one of the only ways they can earn it back.
Good for them.
Posted by Blaine on 01/25 at 10:43 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:08 PM
hope these guitars are better quality then the one that came with my bundle…
Posted by orangemage on 01/25 at 11:02 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:11 PM
As posted by Erich, I really hope this is Nintendo’s way of testing the waters on offering VC demos in the Wii Shop channel. It is a neat feature of Brawl, which is already packing a ton of content, but I would rather Nintendo implement this on their actual VC games.
Posted by arthurdigbysellers on 01/25 at 11:05 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:14 PM
The Wii gets most of my console time since my wife considers it “family time”. There may not be the mass of quality titles, but there is plenty to fit up the time I have to spare.
Posted by juvo on 01/25 at 11:08 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:16 PM
Pieces of “Masterpieces” On Brawl
If it meant this game coming out a day sooner, I would have said they could keep playable masterpieces. Videos I understand, but playable demos?
Posted by xrayzwei on 01/25 at 11:04 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:19 PM
I think they are just testing the waters, I don’t need demos for any of those games but demos would be great for some of those games that weren’t as often played due to system popularity etc. I hope this isn’t the reason for the delay though.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:48 PM
Posted on: http://gamesblog.ugo...ieces_on_brawl/
It would be nice if we could unlock the full game after beating some sort of challenge - or at least give us a discount on the full game via the Wii VC.
Posted by CavernTan on 01/25 at 11:40 AM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:22 PM
There’s something wrong with this list, it only lists Starcraft 2 once! BLASPHEMY!
Posted by super_nerd on 01/25 at 12:14 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:47 PM
What about Duke Nukem forever?!
Posted by Mr Plow on 01/25 at 12:40 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:54 PM
Man, I can’t believe they keep pouring more stuff into this game. It’s getting really silly. The good kind of silly.
Posted by letsgetacid on 01/25 at 12:49 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:55 PM
I gotta agree I can't wait for SSBM! As for the demos, it's a really lame way to give demos. Nintendos online service is very weak. Demos are needed for games before I spend $10 on a game that's over 10 years old. The prices are way to high to not allow demos for the junk they offer.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:06 PM
That is in the "Pieces of "Masterpieces" On Brawl" post.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:23 PM
This could actually be a really great idea. I’m sure there will be several people picking this game up who are not as knowledgeable about Nintendo as the rest of us, due to the Wii successfully drawing in people who’ve never played a video game before or haven’t touched it in years, or even some of us gurus might not have played a particular game, such as me never touching Kid Icarus. Having the demos is a great way for those people to get a slight idea of why that character is great, and could help boost VC sales slightly.
Now, I just wish they would hurry up and allow demos on the actual market place!
Posted by Aku on 01/25 at 01:14 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:48 PM
Posted by natewhs152 on 01/25 at 01:43 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:57 PM
Good thing I don’t live in Japan--if I had seen that commercial as a kid, I would’ve really wanted one. The subsequent disappointment after getting it would’ve turned me emo. Well, almost. Ok, not really.
Posted by gunm on 01/25 at 01:51 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:16 PM
Azurite rapes at drums! Definitely worth to get the SE then rather buy the peripherals individually. Yea drumming is amazing.
Posted by NOXER36 on 01/25 at 02:11 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:23 PM
While it’s a great idea for Brawl to cut out the middleman and offer bite-sized pieces of Nintendo’s biggest hits, I’m going to have to say they should really just include small demos of games in the Virtual Console Shop a la XBLA.
It’s a great introductory step for the non-gaming or Playstation generation to jump into a small demo and see where the magic came from, though. In my opinion it’s a smart-but-counterintuitive move, as most people wouldn’t go into the VC to search for games blindly, but at the same time it’s a little preposterous that Nintendo wouldn’t have already implemented demos for the VC Shop in the first place.
What’s even more unbelievable, and yet still not surprising, is that there’s probably no option in SSBB to send players straight to the VC to purchase these games after tinkering around with them. The easiest way to turn a profit would be to include a “Purchase from VC” option. Heck, they’d have a lot of customers nailed if there was a discount through the purchase of the game via DVD implementation, as well.
As far as Smash Bros. is concerned with educating gamers on video games’ past, it’s a little strange that they don’t encourage players to follow up by giving either a direct link to the VC or offering a discount. We already paid $50 got the game, right? Doesn’t it seem like gamers may be a little more compelled to buy a title based off a demo if a game disc chunked off a dollar or two to buy these VC titles?
Yeah it’s all theory, but with Nintendo’s ass-backwards online strategy, it’s pretty safe to assume that it’ll remain as a little daydream. Most people may not even consider picking up any of these “master"pieces in the first place, but you gotta strike while the iron’s hot.
Game looks pretty sweet, though.
Posted by Mr. Spinnington on 01/25 at 02:14 PM
Thanks if you took the time to read all that : )
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:28 PM
I’ve personally never seen the appeal of Starcraft but to each his own I guess. I really hope Pirates of the burning sea turns out better then it was in the beta. I fully encourage developers to come out with non-fantasy mmos.
Posted by Drayven on 01/25 at 02:22 PM"
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:33 PM
I pretty much agree with your most anticipated 2008 PC list, but my PC won’t be able to handle any of those games without dialing down the settings to the lowest settings LOL!
Posted by doraemonkerpal on 01/25 at 02:27 PM
"Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf."
Well, to be honest, it's hard for people to be outraged about something once they know the facts. And it takes more effort to dig up facts than be outraged.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:53 PM
Condemned’s level design was clever. Almost every room had multiple ways to move as soon as you enter, they were rarely a corridor. For me, this led to total unease as you could always have something bad behind you if you made a wrong turn in a room. Spooky game.
Posted by McBacon on 01/25 at 02:47 PM
Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:26 PM
I can’t fault Nintendo for including these demos, as some appear to be doing. However, I can’t get overly excited about them either. These are largely games that I already have multiple copies of for multiple systems. Who hasn’t played these games by now? Who needs a demo to be “sold” on Metroid or SMB or Zelda? Give me some time with the games I haven’t played, like the Japan only Fire Emblems or Earthbounds (a.k.a. Mother).
Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:42 PM
I viewed the inclusion of the demos being a smart move for Nintendo. These samples are not for the hardcore gamer but more for the newest casual gamers crowd who now owns a Wii. I’m pretty sure that once the game is finally released, every game shop on this rock will be pushing this game to everybody. This way, they can reintroduce the retro games to a whole new audience and get additional Virtual Console sales in the process. We can’t assume that everyone has played Super Mario Bros before. Think 10 year old gamer whose parents were never into gaming and the Wii is his/her’s first console.
Posted by Jangofatt on 01/25 at 03:35 PM