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Re: General Game News
« Reply #990 on: July 10, 2014, 04:37:12 PM »
Smash Bros. alternate outfit for Mario revealed... based on his Mario Golf NES outfit.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #991 on: July 11, 2014, 12:41:06 PM »
Also based on Apollo Creed's golf outfit.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #992 on: July 11, 2014, 05:20:52 PM »
Well, I guess they had to do something to sucker people into pre-ordering an Aliens game after the Colonial Marines disaster: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/alien-isolation-preorder-bonus-missions-reunites-c/1100-6420995/

Hey, remember the days when games would actually come out first before they announced any DLC?

I don't care if it was 1979 Ripley parading around in her panties. No way in hell am I pre-ordering this.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #993 on: July 12, 2014, 10:47:43 AM »
Tried out steam's in-home-streaming. It allows you to install a game on your super powerful gaming PC, but play it on your weak little home theater PC while sitting on your couch, or even your laptop, as long as both are connected to the same network and running steam.

It works quite well actually, after I changed a couple settings. Was able to play skyrim and the new devil may cry as if my gaming rig was in my living room. Arkham Origins worked too, but it was just a little choppy, not bad though. 


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #994 on: July 14, 2014, 10:59:13 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MW6TpZPYd58" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MW6TpZPYd58</a>

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Re: General Game News
« Reply #995 on: July 14, 2014, 11:02:41 AM »
More characters for Smash announced- Captain Falcon, to no one's surprise, and Robin and Lucinda from Fire Emblem. This prompted the following tweet:



On the one hand, when Nintendo is making fun of you, you're pretty much on the wrong side of an issue.

On the other hand, Ubi's one of the few companies still making WiiU games, Nintendo. When the Vita has more games in the pipeline than the WiiU does, perhaps it's not a good idea to antagonize one of your few remaining vendors.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #996 on: July 14, 2014, 12:00:32 PM »
Can't really blame Nintendo for quickly darting its eyes from side to side and saying, "I'm not with that guy. Really!"


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #997 on: July 14, 2014, 12:22:45 PM »
Well, actually, Ubisoft has been a butt about their future Wii U support, going as far as to say that they are sitting on a finished Wii U game and telling Nintendo they won't release it until Nintendo expands the user base.
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Re: General Game News
« Reply #998 on: July 14, 2014, 12:31:41 PM »
I wonder when Ubisoft and Nintendo will be appearing together on Jerry Springer...

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Re: General Game News
« Reply #999 on: July 14, 2014, 01:03:45 PM »
I say this without hyperbole: If Nintendo were the only company making games for the Wii U, I'd still consider the Wii U to be worth every penny. I know that's not the best business model, and it won't earn the trust of Nintendo's investors back, but looking back through my Wii library- even going back to my Gamecube library- it was all about the first party games.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1000 on: July 14, 2014, 04:51:17 PM »
More characters for Smash announced- Captain Falcon, to no one's surprise, and Robin and Lucinda from Fire Emblem. This prompted the following tweet:



On the one hand, when Nintendo is making fun of you, you're pretty much on the wrong side of an issue.

On the other hand, Ubi's one of the few companies still making WiiU games, Nintendo. When the Vita has more games in the pipeline than the WiiU does, perhaps it's not a good idea to antagonize one of your few remaining vendors.

And on the other foot, this is basically Nintendo admitting that this exciting new character is just a re-skin of an old character.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1001 on: July 14, 2014, 08:29:25 PM »
More characters for Smash announced- Captain Falcon, to no one's surprise, and Robin and Lucinda from Fire Emblem. This prompted the following tweet:



On the one hand, when Nintendo is making fun of you, you're pretty much on the wrong side of an issue.

On the other hand, Ubi's one of the few companies still making WiiU games, Nintendo. When the Vita has more games in the pipeline than the WiiU does, perhaps it's not a good idea to antagonize one of your few remaining vendors.

And on the other foot, this is basically Nintendo admitting that this exciting new character is just a re-skin of an old character.

If you're referring to Lucina, considering how Marth played in the Invitational and the MASSIVE nerfs they gave him(judged from that), as long as she's got more punch, I'm perfectly fine with it. Also, SO glad that The People's Champion is back for another run.

Also, talking about the WiiU's success, Nintendo's strategy since the Wii has generally been one of let's produce a bunch of games on our system to get a bunch of developers excited to put games on our platform to boost sales. They've sunk a LOT of money into it, and it's paid off with both the Wii and the 3DS, but it's kind of flopped with the WiiU. I think Smash will prompt a HUGE number of people to purchase WiiU's, though, especially since the competitive smash scene is coming back in a big way.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1002 on: July 15, 2014, 10:43:36 AM »
I think Smash will prompt a HUGE number of people to purchase WiiU's, though, especially since the competitive smash scene is coming back in a big way.

The question I have is, haven't those people already bought a WiiU? If they're that die-hard into a Nintendo franchise, then surely they would have got one already. 

The WiiU seems to be a console that is only used for playing Nintendo games, with very little else coming out for it that's not indie.  It just so happens that Nintendo are the best first-party developers that ever were, so they can carry a system on the back of such a limited output.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1003 on: July 15, 2014, 12:04:11 PM »
I think Smash will prompt a HUGE number of people to purchase WiiU's, though, especially since the competitive smash scene is coming back in a big way.

The question I have is, haven't those people already bought a WiiU? If they're that die-hard into a Nintendo franchise, then surely they would have got one already. 

The WiiU seems to be a console that is only used for playing Nintendo games, with very little else coming out for it that's not indie.  It just so happens that Nintendo are the best first-party developers that ever were, so they can carry a system on the back of such a limited output.

I know at least 3 people who have told me they're going to get a WiiU when the new Smash happens. For me personally, I can't see myself purchasing one. I haven't seen the allure of Nintendo's franchises since the Gamecube. Neither Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword were good enough to make me want to continue playing. I've never been into the Metroid games, Mario's kind of meh for me these days, and the last decent Star Fox was 64. Not saying they're bad games(Except Skyward Sword... dem controls and pretty boring gameplay), butthey're just not my cup of tea. If I had the money to blow on a WiiU+Smash, though, I might do it.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1004 on: July 16, 2014, 08:31:42 AM »
Kim Kardashian makes 85 Million from her silly freemium mobile game - Almost 3 times as much as she made from doing whatever the heck it is she did to make money as a celebrity last year...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/kim-kardashian-reportedly-earning-85-million-from-mobile-game

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