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#3421 007

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

The amount of teeth gnashing that is happening over the Let's Play videos is hilarious. Nintendo IS NOT having videos taken down, they are simply going after anyone who is attempting to make money with them. To me, that's a totally valid thing.

It's like the Rifftrax thing... if someone wants to market and make money off of their own commentary on a piece of media, that's fine. What isn't fine is using parts of the media that you don't own in your quest to make money. That's all Nintendo is trying to prevent. Nintendo could be way, way more dickish about this if they wanted to.

This is getting blown way out of proportion, but hey... internet, right? Sigh.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

I was going to make the rifftrax comparison too, but I think it would be impossible to distribute a let's play without an attached video.

Who said people make a living with it?


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#3423 SaraAB

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Nintendo does nothing to cater to the fans of the massively multiplayer console titles (FPSs, Fighting, and Sports). Those fans have a certain mindset about what is and isnt mature/kiddy. Those fans are also vocal with "displeasure".

Nitnendo appears to be "cool" with their reputation, though they spin it as being generally family friendly and just fun. They normally succeed.

Though, when Nintendo has ventured into darker more adult areas the results were Eternal Darkness, Metroid (Prime), and Geist, so they seem to do alright when they have a concept that piques their interest.


Nintendo was cool with the kids in my area in 2006 everyone had a DS, then came the iPhone, iPad and iPod, Xbox 360 is the console for the cool kids, and all the cool kids and their friends play CoD. The 3DS is still somewhat cool, but Apple is king of cool now, they would rather play candy crush saga than Mario. As far as the Wii U, don't know anyone that has one or even wants one. Not sure where the ps3 fits into all this but it seems like also, no one has one. But as far as being cool with the kids, in my area, Nintendo is definitely NOT cool at all here!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

Nintendo direct tomorrow at 7am pacific time. Focuses on Spring/Summer titles. Hopefully a couple of surprises.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:33 PM

Nintendo was cool with the kids in my area in 2006 everyone had a DS, then came the iPhone, iPad and iPod, Xbox 360 is the console for the cool kids, and all the cool kids and their friends play CoD. The 3DS is still somewhat cool, but Apple is king of cool now, they would rather play candy crush saga than Mario. As far as the Wii U, don't know anyone that has one or even wants one. Not sure where the ps3 fits into all this but it seems like also, no one has one. But as far as being cool with the kids, in my area, Nintendo is definitely NOT cool at all here!


I mean that they are "Ok" with their reputation as being "family friendly" if you are being tactful, or "kiddy" if you are not. Nintendo seemingly doesnt care at all about pursuing massively online games in any constant fashion.

Otherwise, I agree that Nintendo certainly isnt the fad it was in previous years, though I am curious to see what the new Pokemon game does for the 3DS.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

I was going to make the rifftrax comparison too, but I think it would be impossible to distribute a let's play without an attached video.


I agree... the two mediums are different enough that it makes it difficult to do a video like that without showing a specific video of the person's experiences, but it was still the closest analog I could think of. That's why I feel like this is getting blown out of proportion, though... Nintendo isn't saying that you CAN'T do Let's Play videos, they're just saying that you have to play by their rules if you want to broadcast material they own the copyright to. I don't really see the problem with that.



Nintendo direct tomorrow at 7am pacific time. Focuses on Spring/Summer titles. Hopefully a couple of surprises.


Fuck yeah. Given we really only know, uh, like 3 spring/summer titles for the Wii U, there has to be something worthwhile... right? Or, shit, even just release dates for things we do know about, like W101.

Excited.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

Fuck yeah. Given we really only know, uh, like 3 spring/summer titles for the Wii U, there has to be something worthwhile... right? Or, shit, even just release dates for things we do know about, like W101.

Excited.



Most likely the latter, though Nintendo has been known to announce and ship digital titles with zero notice.

#3428 renique46

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

Nintendo direct tomorrow at 7am pacific time. Focuses on Spring/Summer titles. Hopefully a couple of surprises.


Please be excited

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Apparently Take 2 has announced that this years WWE game will only be on PS3 and 360, claiming that "Industry trends point to the Wii not being a viable platform anymore".

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:49 AM

Western Developers seem to not like Nintendo for whatever reason.

Selling GTA V and Ghosts Steel book for $10 and the GTA hat for $15

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#3431 Erad30

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:50 AM

EA said they have no Wii U titles in development atm either. Though given their titles lately, I'm sure we will miss nothing...

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#3432 Erad30

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:01 AM

Couple more things, looks like next week is Kirby Week on the VC:

Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, Kirby Super Star out on the North American Wii U eShop next week

May 16th, 2013 Posted in News, Posted by Valay, Wii U eShop Three Kirby games are coming to the North American Wii U eShop next week. Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, and Kirby Super Star will all be available as Virtual Console downloads. You’ll be able to buy each for $7.99 starting on May 23.


And confirmation of a few big titles at E3:

Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Smash Bros. reconfirmed for E3

May 16th, 2013 Posted in 3DS, General Nintendo, News, Posted by Valay, Wii U I don’t think there was any doubt about this at this point, but yes: Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. Zelda, and Smash Bros. will all be appearing at E3 next month. Nintendo reconfirmed the news in its NPD response today.
The excerpt states:
“At the upcoming E3 trade show in June in Los Angeles, Nintendo expects to show attendees upcoming Wii U games from the Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Super Smash Bros. franchises.”
-I wouldn't be completely surprised if the Zelda title is the Wind Waker HD remake. If they are coming out with a big Mario game this holiday, they should hold off Zelda til at least next year. Hopefully other titles will easily fill in the gaps.

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#3433 AFRO insomniac

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:18 AM

Couple more things, looks like next week is Kirby Week on the VC:

Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, Kirby Super Star out on the North American Wii U eShop next week

May 16th, 2013 Posted in News, Posted by Valay, Wii U eShop Three Kirby games are coming to the North American Wii U eShop next week. Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, and Kirby Super Star will all be available as Virtual Console downloads. You’ll be able to buy each for $7.99 starting on May 23.


And confirmation of a few big titles at E3:

Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Smash Bros. reconfirmed for E3

May 16th, 2013 Posted in 3DS, General Nintendo, News, Posted by Valay, Wii U I don’t think there was any doubt about this at this point, but yes: Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. Zelda, and Smash Bros. will all be appearing at E3 next month. Nintendo reconfirmed the news in its NPD response today.
The excerpt states:
“At the upcoming E3 trade show in June in Los Angeles, Nintendo expects to show attendees upcoming Wii U games from the Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Super Smash Bros. franchises.”
-I wouldn't be completely surprised if the Zelda title is the Wind Waker HD remake. If they are coming out with a big Mario game this holiday, they should hold off Zelda til at least next year. Hopefully other titles will easily fill in the gaps.


Yeah I would expect Zelda no sooner than next holiday if not holiday 2015. I'm hoping they release Smash this year but they'll probably hold off until next year and release Mario Kart and 3D Mario this holiday. If they released all three that would be fantastic since Pikmin 3 is also releasing this year.

Monster Hunter has been soaking up all of my free gaming time at the moment (almost at 200 hours) but you better believe I am hungry for some Wii U news. Can't wait for tomorrow, but I don't want to get my hopes up so I'll set my expectations low.

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#3434 coolz481

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:51 AM

If Game & Wario is June 23rd, and Pikmin 3 is August 4th, I guess The Wonderful 101 is either Nintendo's July (hopefully) or September retail release. Then you've got the new 3D Mario, Wind Waker HD, and Mario Kart for October - November - December. Pretty nice lineup, especially if they can supplement it with a few good downloadable/VC games that the core Nintendo fans have been after like Earthbound. Maybe the Retro game in there too, who knows?
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#3435 renique46

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Nintendo would be stupid to allow W101 to be released anywhere around Sept.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Ugh. First game announced is another Mario & Sonic Olympic games...

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Ok I have hope for Sonic: Lost World since Sonic Colors was pretty good.

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#3438 renique46

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Lost worlds? not exactly ground breaking 50/50 on it being actually good hopefully better than that disgrace that is the secret rings

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

Great my wife can play as Nabbit, she's terrible at Mario. I'm being completely serious.

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#3440 pitfallharry219

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

New Super Luigi U is being released in a retail version. Wonderful 101 release date is September 15.

#3441 renique46

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

rotf ANd w101 releases in sept lmao r.i.p

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

$20 fur Super Luigi U is about what I expected. And Wonderful 101 is in September.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Crap, I want the physical copy of NSLB:U...but don't want to wait until August. (And I'm not double-dipping.)

Guess I will wait until August though.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Why is September a bad time to release Wonderful 101? Because of GTA? I'm pretty sure those are 2 very different audiences. Hell I'm bored with GTA I don't care about V and I can honestly say Lego City Undercover is more fun than the last few GTA games.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

Seems like a solid Summer to me.

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#3447 theflicker

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Why is September a bad time to release Wonderful 101? Because of GTA? I'm pretty sure those are 2 very different audiences. Hell I'm bored with GTA I don't care about V and I can honestly say Lego City Undercover is more fun than the last few GTA games.


I don't get it either. Maybe because of Rayman Legends? Personally, I'd rather purchase W101 day one and Ubi can go screw.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

I don't get it either. Maybe because of Rayman Legends? Personally, I'd rather purchase W101 day one and Ubi can go screw.


I've already convinced myself to not get Rayman until it drops to the $10-20 range after the giant dickover Wii U owners got in February. Ubisoft can go choke on Rabbid dong.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

Crap, I want the physical copy of NSLB:U...but don't want to wait until August. (And I'm not double-dipping.)

Guess I will wait until August though.


I would prefer the physical copy too, but are they adding anything else to that? I read physical will be $30 vs digital's $20.

#3450 pitfallharry219

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

That green case is worth the extra $10.