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Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thoth on February 04, 2013, 06:55:49 AM
If you were looking for a copy of Fire Emblem, Nintendo or someone fucked up the distribution, making the game almost impossible to find in stores.

Meanwhile, the eShop has an infinite number of copies.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on February 04, 2013, 07:45:19 AM
Was thinking of adding that to my wife's Valentine's day present. Guess if it's impossible to find she'll have to wait for her birthday.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on February 14, 2013, 01:42:37 AM
Animal Crossing: New Leaf finally has a US release date. June 9th. Not sure why it took so long to get it localized. I think I'm pretty much over the Animal Crossing series as the Wii one didn't hold my interest very long at all, but I've heard good things about this one and my wife will certainly want it so I'll probably mess around with her copy of it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 14, 2013, 01:53:33 AM
http://kotaku.com/5984218/new-super-mario-brothers-wii-u-dlc-puts-luigi-in-the-spotlight (http://kotaku.com/5984218/new-super-mario-brothers-wii-u-dlc-puts-luigi-in-the-spotlight)

Luigiu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AogudjYb6Q#ws)

This looks p. sweet.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on February 14, 2013, 09:41:15 AM
DKC Returns getting ported to the 3DS is good news for people like me hoping for a Wii U sequel.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 14, 2013, 01:28:17 PM
Wii Street U is available for free download.  Basically Google Maps.  You use the gamepad to look around, like, actually physically moving the gamepad around to look around.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 21, 2013, 07:28:58 AM
Do the maps look like the ones in Mario is Missing? Those were great.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 02, 2013, 01:53:45 PM
I just picked one up in prep for MH3 Ultimate and I gotta say.. The Wii U pro controller is pretty great! I think it feels like a combo of the PS3 dualshock and a thinner 360 controller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on March 08, 2013, 06:25:41 PM
Finally beat Donkey Kong Country returns tonight. I used to think I was decent at platforming games but holy fuck did this one kick my ass. Lots of fun though, but FUCK those barrel flying levels right up the ass.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on March 11, 2013, 02:27:53 AM
Installed the Homebrew Channel on my Wii, and am currently (well, not at the moment since I'm at work) playing Tecmo Superbowl 3 as the Dolphins.  Steamrolled the Jets & Pats (hung 73 points on NE, which includes 2 fumbles, 1 int, and 1 KR all returned for TDs), beat Cincinnati fairly easily, and beat Pittsburgh after pulling away in the 4th in what was a close game up to that point.  Fumbled 4 times in Pitt territory and lost 3 of them.  The 4th was by my RB as he was crossing the goal line, but fortunately I was able to recover it in the endzone.

Don't know why I didn't do this earlier.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DukeTogo on March 13, 2013, 07:39:36 PM
http://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/12/miyamoto-says-online-is-the-most-exciting-thing-about-video-games-right-now/ (http://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/12/miyamoto-says-online-is-the-most-exciting-thing-about-video-games-right-now/)

Whoa, ONLINE?! What's next? Shoddy, poorly implemented motion control? Yeah, right!

Welcome to 10 years ago, Miyamoto.
Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 14, 2013, 12:49:29 AM
Ten years ago gaming online with a console was pretty awful, poorly implemented and not at all exciting, dude.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Cartman on March 14, 2013, 02:43:02 AM
Ok, "welcome to 7 years ago" work better for you?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 14, 2013, 03:18:30 AM
Well, I consider myself a pretty hardcore gamer, my entire life, and online wasn't even a "thing" for me until 2008 when I bought a PS3.. and even then, I don't think I even started to care about online features in games until maybe 2009. So I would say more like "welcome to 5 years ago." Which isn't too long ago, tbh.

Anyway... I think you have to take his answer from a "Nintendo perspective." He's saying it's exciting for Nintendo and what they want to do now. Even though the Wii had online capabilities, they didn't see it as something they needed to focus on, for their audience, until now.. when pretty much everyone is connected due to social-based websites, smartphones, apps, etc...

I love how Nintendo embracing a now universal feature is supposed to be a bad thing. Yet if they were still "meh, online, not really our thing," people would be all over that, too. Make up your minds.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on March 15, 2013, 01:58:37 AM
If you want a 3DS, you can start saving now:
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/15/report-pikachu-3ds-xl-to-go-for-160-at-target-regular-3ds-13/
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 15, 2013, 06:58:25 AM
Current and Upcoming eShop releases via Joystiq:

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Both Rayman Origins and Mega Man 3 arrive on the 3DS eShop today, along with a HarmoKnight demo and a pair of DSiWare games in Forgotten Legions and Goony.

Nintendo has also announced several games slated for March 19, including Wii U downloads of retail games Lego City Undercover (which we found disappointing), Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Need for Speed: Most Wanted U.

The Wii U Virtual Console version of Punch-Out!! (not Mike Tyson's version, mind you) will enter the ring on March 20.

Wii U eShop
Lego City Undercover (Nintendo, 1 player, $49.99, available March 19)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom, 1-4 players, $39.99, available March 19)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (EA, 1-6 players, $59.99, available March 19)
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Nintendo, 1 player, $0.30, available March 20)
Demo: Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, 1-5 players, free, available March 19)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party (D3Publisher 1-4 players, $39.99, available March 19)

3DS eShop
Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1 player, $4.99)
Rayman Origins (Ubisoft, 1-4 players, $29.99)
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D (Natsume, 1 player, $19.99)
Demo: HarmoKnight (Nintendo, 1 player, free)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom, 1-4 players, $39.99, available March 19)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party (D3Publisher, 1 payer, $39.99, available March 19)

DSiWare
Forgotten Legions (Cypronia, 1 player, $4.99 / 500 Points)
Goony (Circle Entertainment LTD, 1 player, $1.99 / 200 Points)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on March 15, 2013, 09:33:43 AM
When is Zen Pinball 2 coming out for the Wii U?  I wanna play me some of those Star Wars boards.
Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 15, 2013, 10:11:43 AM
March 21!

http://m.joystiq.com/2013/03/15/zen-pinball-2-flies-down-the-wii-u-chute-march-21/?post=1&icid=joystiq_home_latest_art
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on March 15, 2013, 12:41:54 PM
Yes!

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The freshly minted Star Wars tables have not been announced for Nintendo platforms, so naturally there's no mention of them in the announcement.

Aw.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on March 26, 2013, 04:10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBmg_CNsQcc
Still too long, but certainly a vast improvement.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 28, 2013, 05:50:16 AM
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/03/28/miiverse-coming-soon-to-smartphones-pc

Miiverse Coming Soon to Smartphones, PC: In just a few weeks you'll be able to access the awesome art of Miiverse anytime, anywhere.

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During a Miiverse panel at this year's Game Developer's Conference, we were finally given an update on the status of a Miiverse application coming to smartphones and PC. Fans of this Wii U haven for incredible art will be pleased to know that the app will be leaving the confines of Nintendo's newest home console in just a few weeks.

To be a tad more specific, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki stated that the app would be available in April or May, though a firm date has yet to be pinned down. As reported earlier, a 3DS version of Miiverse is still in the works, though there's still no word on when it will be ready. Mizuki-san did, however, state that certain existing 3DS titles will not immediately have Miiverse functionality, though he didn't specify which ones.

It was also revealed that a few more Miiverse updates are on the way. Soon you'll actually be able to link out to specific parts of a game in a post, so that your followers can easily access whatever part you're talking about (presumably only if they've gotten that far). You'll also be able to follow and even reply to other users from within a game, rather than having to open the Miiverse app.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 28, 2013, 06:29:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBmg_CNsQcc
Still too long, but certainly a vast improvement.
Actually that feels like it's at least on par with PS3's time from quitting a game and coming back to the full XMB. I'm sure someone out there will time it when it's released, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on April 11, 2013, 10:13:21 AM
Last time I was in NYC the Nintendo Store's history display area (which I call a small museum but I don't actually know if that is accurate) was all about Zelda's anniversary. Now it's general Nintendo timeline stuff, but what's funny is one of their middle display cases seems to be a Hall of Shame:

- Virtual Boy (included a clearance / used sticker with a $29.99 price)
- DVD / VHS for The Wizard, SMB: The Movie, Captain N, and I think Super Show / Zelda.
- Action figures I never knew existed based on the movie, including one where they appeared to have made John Leguizamo a black Luigi.

I'll post it eventually.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on April 11, 2013, 10:26:06 AM
I had at least four of those action figures.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 12, 2013, 11:29:06 AM
Ordered a pre-owned Madden 13 off Gamestop.com.  I have a $26 credit from GS burning a hole in my e-wallet, and it was listed for $39.99, so with shipping & tax it camed out to $22.64.  Haven't played a Madden game in a looooong time, so I figured "what the hell".
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 14, 2013, 08:52:01 AM
Installed the Homebrew Channel on my Wii, and am currently (well, not at the moment since I'm at work) playing Tecmo Superbowl 3 as the Dolphins.  Steamrolled the Jets & Pats (hung 73 points on NE, which includes 2 fumbles, 1 int, and 1 KR all returned for TDs), beat Cincinnati fairly easily, and beat Pittsburgh after pulling away in the 4th in what was a close game up to that point.  Fumbled 4 times in Pitt territory and lost 3 of them.  The 4th was by my RB as he was crossing the goal line, but fortunately I was able to recover it in the endzone.

Don't know why I didn't do this earlier.
Finished the regular season 16-0.  The game selects the MVP, Off. Player of the Year, and Def. Player of the Year.  My RB ended up with 2300+ yards and 40+ TDs, so p. much a lock for MVP, right?  Nope, that went to a safety from the Browns.  He didn't even get OPOY as that went to the center from the Bills (haha, what?).  My d-lineman that I always controlled, who ended up with 60+ sacks, didn't get DPOY, either, as that went to the Browns safety.

The game also selects the All-Pro team.  OJ McDuffie was my starting KR, and got chosen as the All-Pro at that spot.  Sure, he was only 1 of 2 players to have a KR TD, but he got hurt early in the season, ending up w/ only 10 total returns.  The guy who got snubbed was the guy I permanently replaced him with, who ended up w/ 7 KR TDs and 1600+ KR yards.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on April 16, 2013, 05:17:57 AM
I had at least four of those action figures.

Well as promised, here is the Hall of Shame (and other things too)::

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/drvenkman21/DSCN1137_zps30692fe7.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/drvenkman21/DSCN1138_zpsb86b436e.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/drvenkman21/DSCN1135_zps7af2a697.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/drvenkman21/DSCN1134_zps6938b1c3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/drvenkman21/DSCN1133_zps37e2a180.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:26:55 AM
WiiU games? Nah, but hey at least we didn't forget about the 3ds right?
Mario Party 3ds this winter! Mario and Luigi: Dreamteam this August! Yoshis Island 3ds sometime! Mario and donkeykong: minis on the move next month on the eshop!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:41:30 AM
Earthbound for WiiU virtual console this year. Geek out fanboys!

(I still haven't played it, so now will probably finally be the time.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:42:59 AM
WiiU system update drops next week.
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The download store for Nintendo’s new home console will be morphing next week, alongside the long-awaited firmware update for the Wii U.

The new software will let you move data from one USB drive to another and supports automatic update downloads while in standby mode. Virtual console games will be playable off-tv on the Wii U gamepad and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the company’s looking to bring GBA and N64 games coming to the Wii U virtual console, as well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:44:02 AM
LINK TO THE PAST 2 FOR 3DS OMG I'M BEATIN
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:45:33 AM
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-is-making-the-legend-of-zelda-a-link-to-the-p-474844199

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Nintendo just announced that it was developing a game set in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

In Japan, the game is being called The Legend of Zelda: 神々のトライフォース 2 (Kamigami no Triforce, which was A Link to the Past in the English language localization). However, it doesn't yet have a title in the West, it seems.

The game will feature a new storyline and new dungeons. Link will also have the ability to turn into a drawing on the wall to make his way around corners.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:47:22 AM
More info on the Super Luigi U DLC.
http://kotaku.com/new-super-luigi-u-dlc-coming-this-summer-474834474

So shorter levels with a shorter time, LOL Luigi.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:48:13 AM
Well that was one hell of a conference from Nintendo. Not much on the WiiU but damn if my 3DS doesn't have a shot of use coming in the future.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:50:53 AM
OH SHIT Zelda Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons in the 3ds eshop May 30th. Nintendo might as well not even go to E3, whatever they show there can't top today.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on April 17, 2013, 01:54:44 AM
Is there something going on right now?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 17, 2013, 01:59:00 AM
There was a Nintendo Direct this morning.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 17, 2013, 05:47:10 AM
Earthbound is coming to VC too!!!!!!! Suck it Ebay resellers!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 19, 2013, 04:38:22 PM
I went crazy and bought a 3DS XL tonight. O_O
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 19, 2013, 08:40:03 PM
Good decision!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 20, 2013, 02:45:04 AM
I went in for Fire Emblem Awakening and MH3U as well. Also put in an order for the XL CPP from Nintendo's site. Goin' all in, baby! :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 20, 2013, 03:07:51 PM
FE: A is my current pick for handheld game of the year.  I have close to 40 hours on my current file, which probably isn't much compared to others on the board, but I've NEVER sank that much time into a single handheld game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 20, 2013, 03:10:23 PM
I forgot how much I loved this series. Haven't played since the last game for Wii.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 20, 2013, 03:52:48 PM
I'll have to check my activity log for my total time, but I know it passed the final fantasy music game for most played on my 3ds.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 20, 2013, 04:04:28 PM
Theaterhythm (sp?) is another game I really need to get a look at.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 20, 2013, 06:44:25 PM
Oh yeah Fire Emblem took the crown from Theatrhythm with 80 hours, 46 minutes to Theatrhythm's 64 hours, 55 minutes.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 22, 2013, 07:56:06 AM
Wii U Update tomorrow!

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Loading times will be improved when switching between software or when returning to the Wii U menu.
The ability to copy and move data between USB drives will be added.
The Wii U will automatically install new software that you have downloaded in the background while playing a game.
Software updates will automatically be downloaded (even without starting the software).
You can immediately access Wii Mode while the Wii U is starting up if you hold the B button.
The Wii U will continue downloading and installing software even if the system is turned off.
The Wii U Virtual Console will be added the day after the update.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 22, 2013, 08:00:21 AM
Software updates will automatically be downloaded (even without starting the software).

That had better be configurable or I'm going to have to turn off the wifi when not using it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 25, 2013, 02:53:27 AM
Nintendo is skipping E3 this year. That doesn't sound too promising.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on April 25, 2013, 03:06:59 AM
Well 2/3 of the Big 3 have new hardware to show off, they'd get lost in the shuffle. Don't they do a lot of big reveals at the TGS in Japan now?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 25, 2013, 05:02:05 AM
Joystiq:

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Wii U sales may be struggling but Nintendo's download business is booming. As part of its financial briefing today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the company's downloadable game sales surpassed ¥16 billion ($160.9 million), more than doubling sales of the previous year. Download sales also handily eclipsed the banner year of 2010, when "both the Wii and Nintendo DSi systems were actively used."

Iwata noted that the majority of Nintendo customers have taken their 3DS online. That includes 87 percent of users in Japan and 83 percent in America. Europe's connection rate is significantly lower at 57 percent. The Wii U, meanwhile, has an 80 percent connection rate worldwide.

Iwata also mentioned the surprising viewing habits for the company's Nintendo Direct presentations. For recent presentations, he said, "it became common to see total views for a single video reach five hundred to six hundred thousand in a matter of about 10 days on the Nintendo eShop while they did not show apparent growth on YouTube." In fact, it seems that the eShop is now the most popular source for Nintendo Direct, accounting for "approximately 60 to 70 percent" of total views. That might sound like a surprising statistic, especially given the immense presence of YouTube, but Iwata noted that the eShop appeals to viewers "who do not own their own PCs or smart devices."
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 28, 2013, 10:47:14 AM
Just noticed Kirby's Adventure is $.30 on Wii U VC.  Don't mind if I do.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on May 15, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
Out for a wikiwalk tonight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Modem

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Famicom_Network_System.jpg)

How about that.
Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 15, 2013, 11:15:54 PM
Super Metroid is up on Wii U VC for 30 cents!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on May 16, 2013, 05:10:10 AM
DAMMIT!!!!! Already have it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on May 16, 2013, 05:17:35 AM
Now you can have it again for play on your tablet. I'll be downloading it via the Famicom modem later.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on May 16, 2013, 05:20:22 AM
Can VC games be played on the WiiU controller pad while someone watches something else on TV?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 16, 2013, 05:20:38 AM
Yup!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on May 16, 2013, 05:22:05 AM
Dumbass question time. If I hit the TV button, all I get is TV controls. What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 16, 2013, 05:24:11 AM
Dumbass question time. If I hit the TV button, all I get is TV controls. What am I doing wrong?
lol - that is the tv remote... if you just want to play the VC game on your tablet, just boot up the Wii U via the tablet and launch it. Leave your TV on the other source (cable, etc).
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on May 16, 2013, 05:26:33 AM
Dumbass question time. If I hit the TV button, all I get is TV controls. What am I doing wrong?
lol - that is the tv remote... if you just want to play the VC game on your tablet, just boot up the Wii U via the tablet and launch it. Leave your TV on the other source (cable, etc).

Lmfao! Lets agree to never speak of this again. Its been a LONG day at work.

For some reason my brain was telling me if I change the channel, the controller screen will turn off.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on May 17, 2013, 04:04:45 AM
Decent amount of Nintendo news this morning, nothing earth shattering but some things of note:
- During E3 week some future Wii U games will be playable at select Best Buy stores in the U.S. and Canada. So in theory it's what people get to play at E3, but nationwide.
- Super Luigi U drops August 25th. In addition to being a digital expansion to Mario U for $19.99, a stand alone disc version will be available for $29.99. Nabbit will be a playable character in multi-player mode.
- Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons hit the 3DS VC on May 30th. $5.99 each, $4.99 for a limited time when they come out.
- The next three Sonic games are Nintendo Exclusive and the first one is called Sonic: The Lost World and will be on Wii U and 3DS.
- Game Gear games coming to the 3DS VC -
  - Columns
  - Crystal Warrior
  - Defenders of Oasis
  - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  - G-LOC: Air Battles
  - Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
  - Sonic Blast
  - Sonic Drift 2
  - Sonic Labyrinth
  - Sonic the Hedgehog
  - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  - Tails Adventures
  - Vampire: Master of Darkness
Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 17, 2013, 04:31:01 AM
I love it when Sega makes Nintendo exclusive games. I know it's been years but it is still neat. I'm a total Nintega shipper, guys.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 17, 2013, 05:59:53 AM
Super Luigi U physical disc drops 8/25, but the downloadable version drops 6/20.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on May 18, 2013, 04:13:33 AM
Apparently, despite a (from what I understand not that great) Sonic franchise existing for years on the Wii now, these Wii U games were big news on Yahoo!, who states "90s game star gets a surprising new home".
Title: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 18, 2013, 04:27:40 AM
Yeah that is kind of bizarre for them to just be picking up on it now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: The Real DXP on May 23, 2013, 02:55:34 AM
That is strange. Sonic has been with Nintendo since the death of Dreamcast.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 10, 2013, 04:19:25 AM
http://kotaku.com/who-needs-nintendo-fans-make-their-own-mario-bros-gam-512217737

This looks p. interesting.  Might have to give this a go after getting done w/ Super Luigi U.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 17, 2013, 08:14:45 AM
LOL Kamiya:

(http://i.imgur.com/MO0EwBQ.png)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on June 23, 2013, 10:52:49 AM
Edit: Nevermind  :-[
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 30, 2013, 11:15:34 AM
Downloading New Leaf now.. Anyone else on this?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 30, 2013, 11:28:56 AM
I thought I was done with Animal Crossing after I barely played the Wii one, but New Leaf is addicting again...for reasons I can't explain.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 30, 2013, 12:05:44 PM
bps has it.  I've been very tempted to get it, but I don't have a 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 30, 2013, 12:10:29 PM
It's the ultimate check in every so often game.  I get up...I have to do stuff.  At night before bed...I have to check in and do stuff. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on June 30, 2013, 12:21:04 PM
Yeah I play it for maybe 45 minutes a day.  I'm pissed that I lost my damn shirt on turnips last week.   Fuckin bought em for 103 and had to resell them back on Saturday for 55.  They never went over 104 the whole week!   
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 30, 2013, 01:01:13 PM
How does that work? Can anyone access stuff you put up for sale or just friends lists?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 11, 2013, 07:20:09 AM
Zen's Star Wars Pinball goes on sale in the Wii U eShop today for $9.99.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on July 17, 2013, 04:56:16 AM
The original Donkey Kong is now $.30 on WiiU VC.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 17, 2013, 06:28:36 AM
I bet the people who put more than one quarter in a Donkey Kong machine thirty years ago are feeling pretty silly now
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on July 17, 2013, 08:35:35 AM
On the other hand, those people didn't drop $300-$350 on a Wii U, so they're still way ahead.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on July 17, 2013, 09:23:29 AM
I have a desire to get a Wii U since the price drop here in the UK.  someone sell me on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on July 17, 2013, 11:29:19 AM
Super Metroid actually looks really pretty on a 1080p HDTV with an HDMI cord. You wouldn't think it would make a big difference, but it does.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 18, 2013, 02:45:02 AM
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is worth buying the system for, IMO.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 18, 2013, 04:32:15 AM
Earthbound is out on the Wii U eShop today for $10.  The original player's guide is also available online and via the Wii U gamepad.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on July 18, 2013, 04:36:49 AM
Is that what the extra $2 was for? Good to know.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 19, 2013, 06:00:41 AM
That's spectacular
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 19, 2013, 06:01:05 AM
DAMMIT NOW MY CARTRIDGE IS DEVALUED
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 26, 2013, 03:11:34 PM
The Wind Waker remake is going to cost $50  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on August 01, 2013, 07:02:11 PM
http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Zelda-Box-Set/dp/0804161380/ref=pd_bxgy_vg_text_z


What the shit?   $108 for a box set of 6 Legend of Zelda...game guides.  Where is the audience for this?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on August 01, 2013, 08:57:46 PM
You'd be surprised at the people who will snatch that up. The OoT guide is apparently exclusive to the set, so by default,  "collector's" will pounce on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 06, 2013, 02:00:04 PM
So after register Shin Megami Tensei IV at club nintendo a thing popped up telling me they had a promotion on where if you register that and Fire Emblem by August 31st you get $30 in e-shop credit, and oh ho ho I registered Fire Emblem long ago. Hooray "free" credit. I plunked $10 of it down on Earthbound, and was going to use the rest of Super Luigi U, but I think I'm going to hold off on that and wait for Ducktales next week. TO THE MOON MOTHERFUCKERS.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on August 06, 2013, 03:29:11 PM
A few places in Canada have been clearing out the Basic models of the Wii U. Walmart has it in this week's flyer for $199, and I guess some places like Best Buy and Future Shop may be matching that. That didn't really tempt me at all. Then I saw that the things might ring up for $150 at Target. I didn't exactly run out the door at that offer either, but I stopped at a location yesterday, and they had a few. So I have a Wii U. Still in the box, and it may well stay there, but I have one.

I still have no idea what I would even play on the thing. I have a moderate interest in Donkey Kong Country Returns, but that's a few months off, and it's only one game. I doubt Cat Mario will be enough to get me to buy that game. Something like Watch_Dogs has the potential for something interesting to be done with the tablet. But I also feel like the Wii U version will be the least important of 6 or 7 versions of the game to Ubisoft. Nothing else I'm aware of makes me feel like I need to keep the system.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on August 06, 2013, 03:31:43 PM
The Wind Waker remake is going to cost $50  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Make that $60!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on August 07, 2013, 12:28:52 PM
Most new games do cost that much.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 07, 2013, 12:51:03 PM
Don't feed the troll.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 13, 2013, 03:33:33 AM
http://kotaku.com/chicagos-l-becomes-the-luigi-train-for-a-day-1120353020

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18wvvpo3pfcxxjpg/ku-bigpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 28, 2013, 03:03:15 AM
Nintendo announces the 2DS (no joke): http://kotaku.com/introducing-the-nintendo-2ds-no-thats-not-a-typo-1214807721

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18yf0lc45gmofgif/ku-bigpic.gif)


 :o
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 28, 2013, 03:10:16 AM
Wii U is also getting a price drop as of Sept 20: http://kotaku.com/wii-u-price-drops-50-effective-september-20-1214840727

$299 USD
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on August 28, 2013, 03:45:42 AM
That 2DS looks fucking weird. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on August 28, 2013, 04:34:40 AM
The 2DS looks amateurish. No way around saying this. It looks like something I'd buy second hand rather than a Nintendo product.

And oh look, a U price drop. Not surprised that it happened, but more surprised that only was a month in advance of the new consoles. Was thinking it would be earlier. Though considering it would be the same price as the PS4, that might be why they waited till just now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 28, 2013, 04:49:52 AM
Nah, it'd still be $50 cheaper than the PS4 at it's old price ($349). That said, I think they still need to bring it down to $249~$269.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on August 28, 2013, 05:07:17 AM
Wii U at $350 vs. PS4 at $400... that seems like a complete no-brainer. I don't know that a $300 Wii U helps things all that much.

Apart from the thing looking pretty horrendous, I don't understand how little hands will hold the 2DS, and still be able to hit shoulder buttons.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on August 28, 2013, 06:44:34 AM
I think you are rigbt Tig concerning the price for the Wii U to really make an impact on choice. If you are spending a lot of money, $100 isn't really going to make or break someone. Over $100 though would definitely do so.

That's another thing with the 2DS. The shoulder buttons are all the way up on the top. How exactly do you hit those as a little guy? Unless you hold it near the top maybe? The buttons are kind of high up on the console...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on August 28, 2013, 06:47:02 AM
The 2DS also doesn't look comfortable at all to hold.  Why are all the buttons so high up?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on August 28, 2013, 07:02:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Q6RW0TY9g

(http://i.imgur.com/opsuVUF.png?1)

That looks somewhat doable for little hands. Move him down to the D-pad, however, and I'm not so sure he'll be able to hit the L button very well.

Later in the video are adult hands, and it doesn't look especially comfortable to me.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on August 28, 2013, 07:39:48 AM
 :-\ Hm, seems like the shoulder buttons are all the way around each corner, so it isn't as bad as I thought. Still doesn't look as comfy as my 3DS though.

This almost looks like a gimmick to get people to buy their kids a 2DS, then kids complain that it isn't as nice as their friends 3DS, which means that they trade in the 2DS for a 3DS. This way Nintendo would get twice the sales... Aw fuck, that's why it is like that.

Nintendo, you magnificent bastards~!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 28, 2013, 08:24:25 AM
:-\ Hm, seems like the shoulder buttons are all the way around each corner, so it isn't as bad as I thought. Still doesn't look as comfy as my 3DS though.

This almost looks like a gimmick to get people to buy their kids a 2DS, then kids complain that it isn't as nice as their friends 3DS, which means that they trade in the 2DS for a 3DS. This way Nintendo would get twice the sales... Aw fuck, that's why it is like that.

Nintendo, you magnificent bastards~!
Pretty much, or you end up with a ton of 2DS units with gunky and scratched up screens so the kids then, in turn, beg the parents to buy the more expensive clamshell as an upgrade.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on August 28, 2013, 09:43:37 AM
I haven't tried 3D media enough to know if I can actually see or stand it, but I also don't really care about it. If they were to offer a clamshell 2DS XL, I'd probably be interested in that. If its shape were maybe a little less angular, that'd be nice too.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 28, 2013, 12:04:11 PM
I heard about the 2DS and thought 'That kind of makes sense.' Then I saw the picture...what the fuck?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on August 28, 2013, 12:08:05 PM
Are those converted Wii U tablets?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: The Amazing Rando on August 28, 2013, 12:31:15 PM
Are those converted Wii U tablets?

The might be a similar width but they don't look near as tall (the 2DS looks taller, I mean). Button layout is generally the same though, minus a thumbstick.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 29, 2013, 03:09:47 PM
ROFL dat ABC News: http://news.yahoo.com/video/nintendo-announces-2ds-lowers-wii-142527753.html

Nintendo releasing the 2D's that plays the same games as the 3D's!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on August 29, 2013, 04:05:57 PM
If that thing wasn't so ugly, I'd probably get it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on August 29, 2013, 04:23:59 PM
I honestly don't know why they didn't just design it like the regular 3DS (with all the buttons around the bottom screen) but without the hinge.  Just put L and R on the back where your fingers would naturally be.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on September 02, 2013, 04:17:16 PM
I don't think anyone specifically pointed out that Wind Waker HD is being released digitally (and in the console bundle) 2 weeks before physical copies in North America. Kind of an interesting strategy, taking advantage of that dead space between when the game is actually done, and when there's enough copies to be shipped to retail.

Even if this gains traction, I won't be changing my habits, since I don't pay $50-60 for digital, and I very rarely feel the need to pounce on a game ASAP.

Adam Sessler talked a bit about it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsM3I-JsJp4
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 03, 2013, 03:04:53 AM
I don't really mind digital as much as I thought I would.. The only things the companies need to change are the price (at least $10 cheaper plz) and this 12AM PST bullshit. I shouldn't have to wait until 3AM EST to download a game on release day.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on September 07, 2013, 03:05:53 PM
So, Nintendo's Wii U Facebook page is getting a name change to Nintendo Console Gaming. 

http://kotaku.com/nintendos-official-wii-u-facebook-page-gets-a-weird-na-1269881630 (http://kotaku.com/nintendos-official-wii-u-facebook-page-gets-a-weird-na-1269881630)

Not sure if this means anything for the system itself, but there you go.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on September 19, 2013, 12:40:31 AM
Hiroshi Yamauchi died. He was president of Nintendo from 1949-2002.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24160150
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 21, 2013, 03:35:39 PM
Apparently the Retron 5 is coming out in December. Um.. DO WANT.

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2013/04/retron.jpg)

"It plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy Advance (w/ Game Boy and Game Boy Color support) and Famicom games. The console features HDMI output, game speed control and support for save states. And, in addition to its own wireless controllers, it has ports for Genesis, SNES and NES controllers."
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on September 21, 2013, 03:43:28 PM
Damn.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 21, 2013, 03:44:23 PM
It plays Platoon!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on October 01, 2013, 01:45:34 AM
News you can use:
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze delayed until February
- Sonic confirmed to return in the next Smash Bros.
- Demo for the new Phoenix Wright will be available for download today (yes yes yes!)
- New side-scrolling Kirby game for the 3DS announced for 2014
-
Quote
No linear dungeon progression in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds—instead of getting items as you go through the world, you'll be able to buy items in one big shop and traverse between dungeons in an order of your choice, according to Nintendo.

Uhh, well that's different.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on October 01, 2013, 04:24:24 AM
There's a Wii U system update out there, too.

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLOKVABfrzw
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on October 02, 2013, 07:15:35 AM
Our Nintendo rep came in today and she had a 2DS with her.  I take back what I said about the buttons being in a weird place; that thing fits perfectly in my hands.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 07, 2013, 06:10:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8XqXkIcA2I
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on October 14, 2013, 12:36:32 AM
Anyone playing Pokemon X and Y?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on October 14, 2013, 06:17:22 AM
It looks kind of neat, but Black and White killed my interest after Diamond and Pearl got me back. Plus, I don't actually own a 3DS. I could borrow my brother's since he literally hasn't touched it after the first week, but I'd rather buy the Japanese version and the 3DS is region locked. I might get it once it's, like, $20. Or wait and buy a Japanese 3DS once they system has a bigger roster of games I'm interested in and just play it then.

Are you playing it? The only person I know who is playing X & Y is a fanboy, so I don't really trust his opinion on it anyways.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sideburnious on October 18, 2013, 12:17:52 PM
I picked it up and I'm loving it so far (jumped back on Diamond & Pearl, skipped the B&w's). It was what finally got me to pick up a 3DS & they've smartly crammed the start of the game with a lot of Gen 1s.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on October 20, 2013, 03:50:35 AM
I get at least one version of every game that comes out, and X and Y is more of the same. But there's a lot more to keep you interested IMO. Game moves a lot faster in the beginning, there's a ton more pokemon to catch early on compared to your usual Pidgeys and Rattatas, and the new EXP share shares experience with your whole team which makes grinding and leveling up much easier. There's a Wonder Trade feature where you can blindly trade anything with someone from around the world. Early on it is a great way to expand your pokedex- you trade a pokemon and get a random one back from someone. It's pretty cool. Plus there are minigames on the touch screen that can help you raise stats and offset bad natures without having to go through the craziness of EVs. Definitely my favorite game since Heart Gold/Soul Silver, but at the end of the day it's a Pokemon game and you know what you are getting if you've ever played one.

My friend code is 3523-2192-4114 will add anyone that plays, also play Animal Crossing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 01, 2013, 03:11:02 AM
Nintendo has disabled the internet ("SpotPass") portion of their 3DS message/image/sound-sending app Swapnote, because people were using it for "offensive content". As I understand it, this is the only way for 3DS users to directly contact each other online. Is that about right?

http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/UHQZFP2Jxcll_Vm-PsZpxNIK5920bRRK (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/UHQZFP2Jxcll_Vm-PsZpxNIK5920bRRK)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on November 08, 2013, 10:25:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjgHLFZMa0
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 13, 2013, 04:38:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijfc0-zEgw
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 13, 2013, 05:37:39 AM
Half-assed rundown:
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on November 13, 2013, 08:20:57 AM
The only thing I care about in there is the Zelda 3DS XL and I already knew about that.

And Mario 3D World looks pretty cool, I guess.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on November 13, 2013, 11:57:56 AM
I didn't realize the 3DS Mario Party was out so soon. Neat!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on November 13, 2013, 12:52:15 PM
A 3DS system update will allow you to register your Nintendo Network ID on your 3DS, combining Wii U and 3DS eShop currency balances. But only if you have the same ID name on both devices.

Why this wasn't already a thing, I'll never know.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 14, 2013, 01:38:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/b8u8HOb.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on November 14, 2013, 01:42:35 PM
Does GameStop employ 7 year olds now?  Those things look tiny.

I'm actually kinda sorta looking at getting a 3DS.  I haven't touched my DS Lite in like a year and a half, but it seems like there's a bunch of cool stuff available and/or coming out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 19, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
I can't tell if I'm indifferent to Super Mario 3D Land because of the game itself, or because I'm playing it on a 3DS. I guess there's an answer to that question coming out this week.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 19, 2013, 01:49:13 PM
I just ordered this thing. If I can make it not suck for $15, then that'll be worthwhile.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B004UBSR46/
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: MarvinisaLunatic on November 19, 2013, 03:51:30 PM
Nintendo should quit the consoles and stick to handhelds and games. I can't see Sony or MS challenging them on handhelds..Sony has tried a couple times miserably and MS would probably try to sell a gaming all in one tablet running windows 9 but I doubt it would sell well either
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on November 19, 2013, 04:02:07 PM
Yes, because Nintendo made no money and didn't further the brand with the Wii. Just because you (or I) don't like a product doesn't mean it shouldn't exist.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 20, 2013, 01:20:57 AM
I used to shoot that idea down all the time but I'm actually becoming more and more okay with it. I'd love to be able to play first party Nintendo games on PlayStation.

Wii U has actually done nothing to further the Wii brand and is actually causing confusion among the casual consumer. You'd be surprised how many threads there are at GAF talking about run-ins with people who don't know why a Wii U game won't work on their Wii.

Add to that the poor sales, and again, poor third party support and it almost feels like this could be Nintendo's last hurrah at the home console market.  They should definitely keep with the "DS" handhelds though. That seems to be their lightning in a bottle on the go-forward.

Honestly in the end it's not a terrible thing if they were to go more toward software than hardware. Sega did it and they're all the better now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on November 20, 2013, 05:49:00 AM
Oh god. I agree with Marvin on something! I've felt for a long time like Nintendo should go the way of Sega with handhelds still coming out. Oh god, I feel dirty!
Guess I need to read some Glenn Beck.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on November 20, 2013, 06:30:26 AM
Wii U has actually done nothing to further the Wii brand and is actually causing confusion among the casual consumer. You'd be surprised how many threads there are at GAF talking about run-ins with people who don't know why a Wii U game won't work on their Wii.
I don't know what GAF is, but casual's never seem to understand that no matter what the system. I had a fun time explaining to someone recently that no, they can't buy whatever PS4 game there were talking about for their kid unless they were going to buy the PS4, too. Friends that have worked at Gamestop/Wal-Mart in the past told me the same thing regarding PS3 and X-box 360 games with PS2 and X-box systems.

Too be fair, though, the Wii U does seem like a failure. Hardcore gamers aren't really interested in it and it doesn't seem like it's going to grab the casual market even remotely like the Wii did. So maybe I don't necessarily disagree with ya'll as much as I initially thought. But people have been calling for Nintendo to give up on consoles since the GameCube just because they don't agree with Nintendo's direction, completely ignoring the success Nintendo has had with it.

I keep wanting to say it's still early for the Wii U, but geez, it's a few days over a year old now...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on November 20, 2013, 08:27:18 AM
3rd party support is horrible (and stuff like what happened with Rayman Legends doesn't help) and why something like GTA 5 didn't come out on the Wii U is beyond me.

No 'real' Mario or Zelda game isn't a good thing, either. They needed to have something to wow people with the other new systems coming out and Mario 3D World is supposed to be good, but nothing groundbreaking.

I don't regret buying one at launch, because the 3DS came around eventually and I can hope the Wii U will, too, but no one's buying the systems (and the few commercials I'm seeing for it are pretty lame) and that's going to kill any potential 3rd party stuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on November 20, 2013, 08:31:01 AM
They're trying to grab an audience that doesn't understand what their machine does.  They caught lightning in a bottle with the Wii and the motion control fad it spawned (which was already dying once the Move and Kinect hit).
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on November 20, 2013, 09:48:16 AM
I don't get how we're comparing Nintendo to Sega here, as Sega really had no choice but to shift to third-party developer as they were hemorrhaging money.  Nintendo is sitting on mountains of money and is in no danger of going belly up.  The only way Nintendo stops making home consoles is if they have year after year after year after year of monumental losses.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on November 20, 2013, 11:56:40 AM
I don't want to play Mario with a Dual Shock.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 25, 2013, 05:33:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh-BEKM-jRc
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 25, 2013, 06:46:02 AM
I finished World 6 in Super Mario 3D Land. I just noticed the Princess danger portrait thing will move if you rotate the 3DS, and the sound will kick up too.

You win this time, Nintendo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on November 25, 2013, 08:19:43 AM
Huh... I guess I had seen that channel before with the Ghostbusters / Mario parodies, but thanks for the reminder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTKXna2ekzE
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on November 26, 2013, 12:33:15 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZ_jPWQCYAAqmM8.jpg:orig)

???
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on December 02, 2013, 08:19:36 AM
Got my XL.  Spent like a half hour messing around before even getting into a game.  The screens are fucking huge.  I'll post my friend code thing in the ID thread later.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on December 05, 2013, 02:52:18 AM
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-actor-danny-wells-of-the-super-mario-bros-supe-106213

And so we close the Year of Luigi.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on December 05, 2013, 12:16:06 PM
I downloaded Super Mario Land 2 because I played the shit out of it on Game Boy and it still holds up pretty well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on December 15, 2013, 02:37:51 AM
Any word on when A Link to the Past will be released on the NA VC for WiiU?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on December 18, 2013, 01:55:38 AM
Lot of Nintendo news I don't have time to post, someone else do my work!

But:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxrpKoy1g0Y

MINE!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on December 18, 2013, 01:56:07 AM
Also, Yoshi's Island level DLC for the Sonic WiiU game. Neat!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on December 18, 2013, 02:26:46 AM
Hyrule Warriors!  Where do I send the check?!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on December 19, 2013, 01:51:21 AM
So some of these games look awesome to me, if they utilize standard controls. I'd get a Wii U if I didn't have to use the nunchuck for these. Or do you not anymore?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on December 19, 2013, 01:52:45 AM
NES Remix looks like a Wario Ware game without the Wario Ware branding... and more mini than micro.

This is not a complaint - in fact, just the opposite.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on December 19, 2013, 04:41:01 AM
As far as I know, the gamepad is the main controller for every game, so you don't need to use Wiimote + Nunchuk if you don't want to (although you are given the option to do so).  Multi-player will require the Wiimote or classic controller, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on December 25, 2013, 07:57:00 AM
Super Mario 3D Land is so goddamn good.  I also got Luigi's Mansion for XMas so that will get cracked open this week.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on January 06, 2014, 03:32:19 AM
I just started playing it on the 31st with some friends and yeah, terrific. Much like SMB 2, I find I'm using Peach because the floating ability is so damn handy and I find myself at a bit of a loss / inconvenience when I can't use it. I use Mario and Luigi just because from time to time and Toad almost never.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 10, 2014, 06:17:21 PM
I impulsively splurged on LOZ edition of the 3DS. I don't like that I have to use the stick to move Link but I'll probably get used to it. This game really makes me nostalgic for Legend of Zelda ALTTP.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 13, 2014, 04:34:45 AM
If you have a Wii U deluxe edition - log into Nintendo's Digital Deluxe Program and check your points. I had no idea this thing existed and apparently have $15 in eShop credit as a result. :)

https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on January 13, 2014, 09:37:12 AM
I only have 24 points. Looks like I have a ways to go.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 16, 2014, 09:07:57 AM
I was at Best Buy today and they were selling DKC Returns for the Wii and DKC Returns 3D for the 3DS. Which one should I get? I was leaning towards the 3DS because I just got one but it's five dollars more than the Wii version.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on January 16, 2014, 09:41:19 AM
The 3DS version doesn't have waggle controls, if that makes a difference to you.

I prefer the Wii version, but the 3DS version looks just as nice.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on January 16, 2014, 11:41:01 AM
The 3DS version doesn't have waggle controls, if you are Dama in disguise.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on January 16, 2014, 12:48:14 PM
I really wish the Wii version supported the Classic controller, because there are some really dumb things they make you do with the Wiimote, but when I started playing the 3DS version I found myself shaking the system at times.

I should probably play it again before Tropical Freeze comes out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 16, 2014, 05:35:31 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/17/nintendo-sales-forecast-wii-u/

Oof.  And I doubt it'll get any better this year.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AA484 on January 17, 2014, 02:25:50 AM
First part of a super-good nine part(!) documentary on the underground tournament sub-culture of Smash Bros. Melee.  No, trust me, it's really good.  The other eight parts are linked to the first video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgWH-qXpv8
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on January 18, 2014, 04:38:37 AM
The saga continues:

http://youtu.be/EcJpC3mNULw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLs6gqBs6w
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 18, 2014, 03:42:56 PM
I'm going to get the Wii version of DK because I heard the 3DS runs at 30 FPS and has lower quality models.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 18, 2014, 04:41:28 PM
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303465004579325760899958956

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In a snap news conference called in Osaka, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata admitted he had misread the markets and hadn't issued "the appropriate instructions.'' He said the company needed to change and "propose something that surprises our customers."

"The way people use their time, their lifestyles, who they are—have changed," Mr. Iwata said. "If we stay in one place, we will become outdated."

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Mr. Iwata noted that Nintendo's sales in Japan were better than they were in the U.S. and Europe, and said the company needed a better way of keeping in touch with trends abroad.

"In Japan, I can be my own antenna, but abroad, that doesn't work," he said.



http://www.computerandvideogames.com/445870/nintendo-thinking-about-a-new-business-structure/

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"We cannot continue a business without winning," Iwata said on Friday during a press conference attended by Bloomberg. "We must take a skeptical approach whether we can still simply make game players, offer them in the same way as in the past for 20,000 yen or 30,000 yen, and sell titles for a couple of thousand yen each.

"We are thinking about a new business structure," Iwata added. "Given the expansion of smart devices, we are naturally studying how smart devices can be used to grow the game-player business. It's not as simple as enabling Mario to move on a smartphone."

Investors and analysts have urged Nintendo to broaden its horizons and boost profits by embracing smartphones on multiple occasions over the past few years, but Iwata has always insisted that his responsibility is to plan for the long term, not simply to make a quick buck.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 18, 2014, 05:24:56 PM
I hope this doesn't lead to them cannibalizing the 3DS (you know, the one thing they make that sells right now?) to jump into the mobile market.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on January 30, 2014, 05:35:06 AM
Four Swords Adventure Anniversary Edition is free on the 3DS Eshop until Feb 2nd.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 30, 2014, 05:48:03 AM
Nintendo Confirms It Will Make Apps (And Maybe Games) For Phones: http://kotaku.com/how-nintendo-plans-on-tackling-its-toughest-year-1512339954

How Nintendo Plans on Tackling Its Toughest Year: http://kotaku.com/how-nintendo-plans-on-tackling-its-toughest-year-1512339954

Quote from: Iwata
...in the current environment surrounding smart devices, we feel that we will not be able to gain the support of many consumers unless we are able to provide something truly valuable that is unique to Nintendo. Accordingly, I have not given any restrictions to the development team, even not ruling out the possibility of making games or using our game characters. However, if you report that we will release Mario on smart devices, it would be a completely misleading statement.

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We are now sure that we can solve the technical problem of displaying Virtual Console software from Nintendo DS on the GamePad.

The dual-screen Nintendo DS, one of which is a touch screen, has a very strong software lineup, and so we plan to add the Virtual Console titles from Nintendo DS software to the future Virtual Console lineup for Wii U.

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Unfortunately, however, after starting up Wii U, there is a wait of over 20 seconds before we can select a video game title, and hence it is not an ideal situation for users now.

To solve this problem, a quick start menu for the GamePad will become a reality after a future system update planned for early summer.

This new function is currently under development, and although we cannot show a demo with a real machine, we have made a video to show you what the function can do, so please take a look.

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we have not been able to offer a decisive software title that enriches the user's gameplay experience when playing alone with the GamePad. This will be one of the top priorities of Mr. Miyamoto's software development department this year.

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we will actively expand our character licensing business, including proactively finding appropriate partners.

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if we can offer flexible price points to consumers who meet certain conditions, we can create a situation where these consumers can enjoy our software at cheaper price points when they purchase more.
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We aim to establish a new sales mechanism that will be beneficial to both consumers and software creators by encouraging our consumers to play more titles and increasing a platform's active use ratio without largely increasing our consumers' expenditures.

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Our future platform will connect with our consumers based on accounts, not devices.

Of course, when we do launch new hardware in the future, rather than re-creating an installed base from scratch as we did in the past, we wish to build on our existing connections with our consumers through NNIDs and continue to maintain them.

Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 30, 2014, 08:29:41 AM
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/30/zelda-four-swords-free-on-3ds-eshop-this-weekend

Four Swords is free on the 3DS eShop.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 31, 2014, 09:10:12 AM
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/31/iwata-nintendo-considering-mergers-and-acquisitions-as-an-optio/

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said mergers and acquisitions are an option for turning the company's fortunes around in a Nikkei interview. Iwata said the company "should abandon old assumptions about our businesses. We are considering M&As as an option. For this reason, we'll step up share buybacks."

This echos Iwata's statements during a press conference earlier this month in which he said Nintendo is "thinking about a new business structure" and is specifically "studying how smart devices can be used to grow the game-player business." It also follows news of the company having to drastically cut its forecasts for the fiscal year, taking its expected Wii U shipments down from 9 million to 2.8 million.

Additionally, Iwata commented on the option of Nintendo delisting itself from the stock market, saying that "quarterly earnings reporting is not a good fit for Nintendo." He said that even when Nintendo thinks a goal is reachable, it doesn't for sure know whether a product will be a hit. "But it is thanks to the stock market that Nintendo has grown to what it is today. I don't want to turn to a management buyout just because we are inconvenienced now," he added.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 02, 2014, 01:29:39 PM
Super Mario 3D World level Flower-12 can eat a dick.  I'm glad I have 500+ extra lives.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 03, 2014, 02:20:53 AM
Nintendo confirms "integrated" next gen console/handheld tech @ Investor Q&A: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/140130qa/02.html

Quote from: Investor
You have explained your concern about users being divided by hardware. Currently, you have both a handheld device business and a home console business. I would like to know whether the organizational changes that took place last year are going to lead to, for example, the integration of handheld devices and home consoles into one system over the medium term, or a focus on cost saving and the improvement of resource efficiency in the medium run. Please also explain if you still have room to reduce research and development expenses.

Quote from: Iwata
Last year Nintendo reorganized its R&D divisions and integrated the handheld device and home console development teams into one division under Mr. Takeda. Previously, our handheld video game devices and home video game consoles had to be developed separately as the technological requirements of each system, whether it was battery-powered or connected to a power supply, differed greatly, leading to completely different architectures and, hence, divergent methods of software development. However, because of vast technological advances, it became possible to achieve a fair degree of architectural integration. We discussed this point, and we ultimately concluded that it was the right time to integrate the two teams.

For example, currently it requires a huge amount of effort to port Wii software to Nintendo 3DS because not only their resolutions but also the methods of software development are entirely different. The same thing happens when we try to port Nintendo 3DS software to Wii U. If the transition of software from platform to platform can be made simpler, this will help solve the problem of game shortages in the launch periods of new platforms. Also, as technological advances took place at such a dramatic rate, and we were forced to choose the best technologies for video games under cost restrictions, each time we developed a new platform, we always ended up developing a system that was completely different from its predecessor. The only exception was when we went from Nintendo GameCube to Wii. Though the controller changed completely, the actual computer and graphics chips were developed very smoothly as they were very similar to those of Nintendo GameCube, but all the other systems required ground-up effort. However, I think that we no longer need this kind of effort under the current circumstances. In this perspective, while we are only going to be able to start this with the next system, it will become important for us to accurately take advantage of what we have done with the Wii U architecture. It of course does not mean that we are going to use exactly the same architecture as Wii U, but we are going to create a system that can absorb the Wii U architecture adequately. When this happens, home consoles and handheld devices will no longer be completely different, and they will become like brothers in a family of systems.

Still, I am not sure if the form factor (the size and configuration of the hardware) will be integrated. In contrast, the number of form factors might increase. Currently, we can only provide two form factors because if we had three or four different architectures, we would face serious shortages of software on every platform. To cite a specific case, Apple is able to release smart devices with various form factors one after another because there is one way of programming adopted by all platforms. Apple has a common platform called iOS. Another example is Android. Though there are various models, Android does not face software shortages because there is one common way of programming on the Android platform that works with various models. The point is, Nintendo platforms should be like those two examples. Whether we will ultimately need just one device will be determined by what consumers demand in the future, and that is not something we know at the moment. However, we are hoping to change and correct the situation in which we develop games for different platforms individually and sometimes disappoint consumers with game shortages as we attempt to move from one platform to another, and we believe that we will be able to deliver tangible results in the future.

(http://www.tickld.com/cdn_image_postimage/95a898eef5ab45dda0e2493333cc40cc.gif)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 13, 2014, 11:16:56 AM
Wii U news from today's Nintendo Direct:

Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on February 26, 2014, 06:40:37 AM
If you haven't picked it up yet, Bravely Default for the 3DS is an awesome fantasy game. Just got gifted it and the game is so much fun. Graphically very much like Final Fantasy Tactics and the sense of style from place to place is always nice (except some dungeons, they are kind of drab).

Combat is just fun~! I think I've spent more time on combat than I have actually playing the game for story. Battles are turn based, but you can do wonderful things with storing turns for later use, or using turns ahead of time. Adds a wonderful amount of strategy to the game, because not only can you do this, but so can your opponents. You can also adjust the amount of random battles and difficulty on the fly. And by amount of random battles, you can turn it entirely off if you feel you are sufficiently prepared for what lies next.

The side-quests may be called this, but they actually add a lot of depth to the overall story and also grant you new classes to equip. With each new class, you get access to special skills that you can slot. You'll get up to 5 skills, but start off with 1. You'll also have a side-quest to build a town (does not grant you class as far as I can tell), but its time slotted unless you get a lot of civilians into it. Though, you can pick up some good gear and stuff from it if you build it up.

The story is pretty standard fantasy fair as you are off to save the world, but the characters, the interactions, the way it is told, is just a blast. It also doesn't let off the gas and keeps things progressing. There's very rarely a part that doesn't provide movement to the story, cause character's to interact in great ways (skits~!), or just be downright hilarious (Ringabell's dandiness, Agnes' sheltered life, Tiz's naivety and Edea's putdowns of Ringabell). There are also parts that are voice acted, but even

And the music is just wild in that it is all over the place and weirdly all works together. Rock, ballads of sorrow, mysticism, Edea's Theme (so upbeat and chipper) and more. Its like a blend of everything good about fantasy games of the last while. My favorite pieces out of this are Bell of Battle (Agnes' Theme) and You're Name Is... (Boss Battle Theme), but since there's something there for everyone, I wouldn't be surprised if someone else had different ones. I don't think there's a terrible track in the game. Or at least so far. After all, I'm only in Chapter 2 right now.

Bravely Default holds all the nostalgia of older fantasy games and gives them a fresh coat of paint. Its just so wonderful. Can't wait for its sequel, Bravely Second.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 10, 2014, 05:40:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcmx4kC0tiU

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/ef2iytgjndvuf7t2wrr2.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on April 18, 2014, 03:04:52 AM
http://youtu.be/SPjZo3G8h98
http://youtu.be/m0jfcGs8TJc
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on April 18, 2014, 01:43:00 PM
Super Mario Bros 3 is FINALLY on VC.

I still can't wrap my head around them putting GBA games on Wii U and NOT 3DS.  How fucking hard is it to do both?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 18, 2014, 10:15:05 PM
Same here. I'd love to have Metroid Fusion on my 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on April 18, 2014, 11:39:13 PM
Didn't they say they weren't going to release anymore after the ones they gave away in the 3DS Ambassador thing? I don't anyone would really care, but maybe they're sticking to that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 19, 2014, 02:36:30 AM
Nintendo has the most nonsensical "policy" on this VC stuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on April 24, 2014, 03:30:58 PM
I played the demo for Mario Golf World Tour.  I liked it quite a bit.  It's in the Hot Shots Golf vein and I've been jonesing for a golf game for a while.

Has anyone tried that 3DS baseball game where you haggle the shop owner to lower the prices on the other mini games?  What a weird goddamn game that is.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 25, 2014, 11:53:07 AM
NES Remix 2 is out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 30, 2014, 02:00:39 AM
http://kotaku.com/watch-nintendos-new-mario-kart-8-direct-here-1569750783/all

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Nintendo is also running another promotion until July 31 where, by registering your freshly bought copy of Mario Kart 8 with Club Nintendo, you can grab one of four Wii U games for free: Wii Party U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, or New Super Mario Bros U.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2014, 11:48:29 AM
Mario Golf is really fun. It's basically Hot Shots Golf with a Mario skin.  The online tournaments are a really good idea and there seems to be a ton of stuff to unlock.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 29, 2014, 07:59:06 AM
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(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo0nZHBIUAABqcb.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img100/9495/weirds.gif)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 29, 2014, 08:35:39 AM
Skip to about 2:19.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMQySEjyCUw&t=139s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMQySEjyCUw&t=139s)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 02, 2014, 02:23:13 PM
There's a Wii U update out there.  Quick Start menu gets implemented, notifications light up the Home Button on the gamepad (as well as making a "ringtone"), log-in screen looks a little different.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on June 03, 2014, 06:48:00 AM
It was literally just yesterday that I discovered Tomodachi Life was a full retail release.  For some reason I was thinking it was an eshop game.  I was definite day 1 purchase on that when I thought it was eshop, but...full price?  Now I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on June 13, 2014, 09:21:13 AM
http://youtu.be/dVz-2VuAYlY
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on June 13, 2014, 01:38:51 PM
Oh thank god it was just a pac-man announce trailer.  The title of it had me worried they were gonna do some dumb pokemon bullshit and release three different versions of the game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on June 13, 2014, 02:31:53 PM
http://youtu.be/_1hkSUGgPC8
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 28, 2014, 08:58:43 AM
I had a couple of beers and yada yada yada I woke up this morning with a Wii U.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 28, 2014, 09:23:41 AM
I love drunk stories that end up with someone owning a new console. :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 28, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
Nintendo Network ID, bro.

Downloaded Color Zen (http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/DLMTpEKg8j5APSS4JSfNU0u4FtjhA76D) recently.  P. fun game.  Some of the levels are p. tough.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: The Amazing Rando on June 28, 2014, 11:56:38 AM
I also just got a Wii U. Got Mario/Luigi U, Pikmin 3, and Mario Kart. Only played Kart so far.

ID is apparentlyjim.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 28, 2014, 03:50:01 PM
Friend request sent!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 29, 2014, 03:15:20 AM
Mine should be Mattman2561
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 29, 2014, 08:16:13 AM
I'm'a add you later tonight.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 29, 2014, 11:06:01 AM
Please do. I have no idea what I'm doing with this thing sometimes
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Edwin on July 01, 2014, 01:39:53 AM
Mrs. Edwin is fiending for the new Mario Kart.  Speak to me, Wii U bros: is this thing worth getting outside of that?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 01, 2014, 02:40:51 AM
I greatly enjoyed Mario 3D World, as well as Mario/Luigi U.  A quick check of BestBuy.com lists Deluxe Wii U + Mario/Luigi U for $299.99, as well as Deluxe Wii U + Kart for $329.99.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on July 01, 2014, 07:44:36 AM
Super Mario 3D World has an amazing soundtrack.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 01, 2014, 09:28:38 AM
I'm also enjoying NES Remix way too much but I don't know if that one appeals to women
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on July 07, 2014, 06:53:47 AM
There's the added bonus of a free game download if you get Mario Kart 8 (not sure how soon this offer is going to end). Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Zelda: Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 14, 2014, 01:45:08 AM
Smash Bros is looking stacked - that's a lot of Fire Emblem! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW6TpZPYd58
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on August 26, 2014, 09:05:41 AM
http://kotaku.com/zelda-f-zero-coming-to-mario-kart-8-1627150730

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Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario's Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.8

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 - Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 - Released: May 2015
Pack 2 includes:

3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 26, 2014, 10:55:51 AM
Holy fuck.

Just...holy fuck.

That's awesome. THAT is how you do DLC. Release a full, complete game, and then take actual time to add new, time consuming content that people want that expands the game. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on August 26, 2014, 10:59:08 AM
I have a WII U, and have since launch day.  While that is an amazing list of DLC, the one thing that's keeping me from investing is if my system dies, I lose everything.  Nintendo really needs to fix this and incorporate a system like SEN and XBox Live.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 26, 2014, 01:17:24 PM
$8 each or both for $12 per Kotaku. If that's right that's a lot less than I was expecting.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on August 27, 2014, 12:09:04 PM
You can pre-order the DLC packs now, which gives you access to the Yoshis & Shy Guys immediately.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 29, 2014, 01:30:38 AM
There's an upgraded 3ds coming out. In addition to a bunch of small changes its got a faster processor, so there will be games that can only be played on it and not the regular 3ds line. It's called the New 3ds.

That won't confuse people AT ALL.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on August 29, 2014, 02:05:34 AM
Gods, the name. Seriously, if WiiU was bad, this is just worse.

I think two of those "small changes" need to be mentioned.

A second analog stick, something everyone said (including Nintendo) wouldn't happen. It'll function just like the C-Stick from the Gamecube for Smash. We've also got Xenoblade Chronicles getting ported to it, which now explains why they have Shulk joining the Smash roster. Two new buttons on the upper part of the machine as well.

The other thing is that the battery life will be improved as the system's back lighting will now adjust to your surroundings. More hours and less changing means more gaming on the go.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 29, 2014, 07:05:02 AM
BASED SHULK!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTU4OZrjzY
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on September 10, 2014, 12:30:34 PM
I now feel vindicated in holding off on buying a 3DS. Even after the XL I knew there had to be another upgrade coming. I've been conditioned never to buy any hardware until after it's a few years old.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on September 10, 2014, 08:08:45 PM
I feel a bit pissed at ninty for this. I got the 3DS XL,  now I feel as if if I want to keep playing games on the system I have to upgrade.  It's not a new console it's a small update. I think they should honestly do an upgrade program where you can trade in your existing for a small price increase.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on September 10, 2014, 11:08:45 PM
Lots of secret characters in the new Smash. Some new, some old. Get ready for them!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 12, 2014, 05:03:56 AM
'Select Platinum Members' are getting emailed 4 codes to download the 3ds smash brothers demo today (general public can download it next week.) I've hit platinum each of the last 4 or 5 years but I'm not platinum yet this year and I suspect the use of the word 'select' members means I won't qualify. If anyone here gets codes and wants to share one with their uncle Smuesy I'd be eternally* grateful.

*length of eternity subject to change
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 12, 2014, 05:11:39 AM
Can't wait. You guys going console or 3DS? Or both?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on September 12, 2014, 05:13:07 AM
Neither, lack of 1 player mode bothers me.

Spoiler: show
But I'll get the Wii U version anyway
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 12, 2014, 05:18:25 AM
There's seriously no single player mode? I hadn't read much about it aside from roster reveals. That's balls.. I'll still get it too, but damn..
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on September 12, 2014, 05:23:34 AM
Well I'm sure there's something to get trophies but there's nothing like the Melee Adventure Mode or Brawl's Subspace Emissary. Apparently Masahiro Sakurai said the team worked really hard on all the cut-scenes in Brawl only to have them all leaked online, which made the experience 'less rewarding', so... that' the end of that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 12, 2014, 05:35:34 AM
Wait seriously? Well fuck. I don't play smash brothers multiplayer like ever. So ...fuck that dampens my spirits. Well I need to look more into this now, but the answer before Venkman crushed my hopes and dreams was both, and that my plan even before I saw club Nintendo has a free soundtrack disc offer if you buy both. (Im sure it's just a partial soundtrack though. I hope the full ones are ripped and leaked online like with Brawl,  because that was amazing.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on September 12, 2014, 05:57:28 AM
For the record the story I read was from 2013...

And also stated the following:

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Update: I think some people are misinterpreting this. This isn’t to say that there will be no single player mode whatsoever, just that it won’t be the sort of story mode we found in Brawl with Subspace Emissary. That’s also not to say story mode in that game was the greatest thing ever, and the new Smash will be terrible because of this decision. I just believe the rationale of cutscenes being ripped to YouTube is a horrible pretense to abandon the concept. In any case, I’m waiting to hear back from Nintendo for further clarification.

I feel like I read the story elsewhere before - this is from Forbes.com but I think I read it on Kotaku prior. Or Mashable.

Here's what Mashable is saying a few months ago:

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Smash Run seems to be replacing Adventure Mode, though there is no word on if it will make the transition to the Wii U version or if another invention will take its place. Sakurai has already publicly axed the game's story mode after being upset that the cut scenes were being leaked on YouTube.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 12, 2014, 01:26:00 PM
I had forgotten about the ability to play as a Mii. Anticipation for some epic Hitler vs. Ann Frank matches has me back to being really excited for both versions.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on September 13, 2014, 06:19:07 AM
From what I can see about the new Smash, is that you can customize your character, right? Could that mean that everyone's character will be technically not function the same. Like you'll know who it is, the basis of what they can do, but the actual nitty gritty plays out differently?

If so, this would make for a fun time.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on September 17, 2014, 04:00:14 AM
So, I'm not much of a beggar, but does anyone here with a 3DS have a spare code for the Smash Bros. demo?  I'd really like to check it out, but I did not reach "platinum status" with the Club Nintendo points this year, even though I probably could have if I had just registered my damn games and taken the stupid quizzes.  And that's really dorky, but still, I love free shit more than my pride.  So help me out?  And feel free to provide me with any other codes for free shit that you might have lying around.  xoxo BUTT

Edit: I just read the rest of this page and saw that Smues asked for the same exact thing, to no apparent satisfaction.  balls

Edit #2: If I had just looked on CAG a few days ago I probably could have got one but oh well. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on September 17, 2014, 08:46:44 AM
I don't have a code but apparently it will be available for everyone on Friday.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/super-smash-bros-3ds-demo-coming-next-week-in-nort/1100-6422294/
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on September 17, 2014, 09:27:14 AM
Oh
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 19, 2014, 04:47:02 AM
Demo is now available for all on the eshop.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 19, 2014, 03:37:14 PM
Mucked around with the demo for awhile. Don't think it's going to be enough to distract me from not having my copy of Theatrthym Curtain Call for a week, but it certainly has me excited for the full release. It's just got free for all brawls of 2 to 4 characters for 2 minutes on one stage, but it does offer five playable characters. Link, Mario, Pikachu, Mega Man, and Villager. Villagers final smash involves Tom Nook. YES YES YES.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 22, 2014, 06:51:19 AM
Quote from: Kotaku
Nintendo, best known as the creator of the dog from Duck Hunt, turns 125 today, and if that doesn't seem very old, consider this: when Nintendo first started, the U.S. had 38 states, and the president was Benjamin Harrison.

Yep, today we know Nintendo for iconic video games like Barker Bill's Trick Shooting and Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball, but for most of the company's life it was developing and producing cards, toys, and all sorts of other random ventures. Nintendo didn't actually get into electronic gaming until the 1970s.

Nintendo was born on September 23, 1889, and right now in Japan it is September 23, 2014. Happy birthday, Nintendo! Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 01, 2014, 03:19:33 AM
So apparently the new Fatal Frame game came out in Japan, and its got wet clothes that actually look wet, has DoA's jiggle physics (low setting though) and also has skimpy costume outfits that you can dress your character up in. On the downside, it isn't very scary, many Japanese players are saying.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 09, 2014, 02:40:04 PM
Bayonetta 2 demo, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA Virtual Console) are available to download on the Wii U now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on October 11, 2014, 03:25:12 AM
The main dude from Factor 5 just revealed that they completed a Rogue Squadron trilogy for Wii but it was never released.

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The trilogy would have included Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, and Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, all updated for Wii.

- originally in the works for the Xbox
- Factor 5 became interested in motion controls on Wii
- the team decided to resurrect the Xbox Star Wars Trilogy project for Wii
- the team salvaged the code and started bringing the game over
- the project was 50% done on Xbox
- all control schemes were supported, including GameCube controller and various peripherals
- you could even use the Wii wheel to control your X-Wing, using the balance board for pedals
- revamped content included speeder bike racing levels, third-person action sequences, and lightsaber battles
- lightsaber battles used 1:1 motion controls
- all-new graphics engine running at 60 frames per second
- the project was completed, but then cancelled
- cancellation is blamed on the financial crisis of 2008
- other publishers tried to help out
- unfortunately, financial hardship, legal snafus and budgetary restrictions killed the game
- Julian Eggebrecht, former president of Factor 5 loves the Wii U, but its unpredictable trajectory and licensing troubles in general make a new Star Wars Wii U game unlikely

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Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on October 13, 2014, 09:02:29 PM
That is just stupid. So they have invested money into a completed project that would sell thousands of not millions and instead they never get it to store and blame the financial crisis.

If anything that is one of the reasons why we had a financial crisis. Pissing away money and not recouping any of the money from the finished product.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 14, 2014, 10:01:10 AM
Looks like you can now buy digital Nintendo games from their website.

https://www.nintendo.com/games
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 14, 2014, 02:20:38 PM
Bayonetta 2 reviews are coming in, and most of them are giving excellent scores. It's the 8th game in GameSpot's history to receive a 10.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/gamespots-complete-list-of-10-10-reviews-and-how-t/1100-6422955/
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on October 21, 2014, 02:20:31 PM
Captain Toad drops 12/5.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on October 23, 2014, 11:39:35 AM
It looks great.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 23, 2014, 10:31:21 PM
There was a Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yesterday. I guess one big piece of news is that local games can have up to 8 players.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0BBGzfw0pQ

Also, Bayonetta 2 is out today.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 24, 2014, 05:28:08 AM
I thought that Smash having so much content in it was neat. Smash Tour is basically tossing Mario Party into the game. Also Amiibos being able to be leveled up, utilizing your special versions of characters from the 3DS and the regular roster probably allows for 4 different types of tournaments to be held.

Gonna be quite a while before I get to play it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: blade2kxx on October 24, 2014, 02:05:59 PM
So... I moved into a house with a WiiU, and thus was able to pick up Bayonetta 2.

HOLY. SHIT.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on October 29, 2014, 01:56:54 AM
Excite Bike Arena is 1 of the new tracks in the upcoming Mario Kart U DLC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7yVvxk8Q4
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on November 02, 2014, 06:31:54 AM
They need to put this shit out pronto. I want time to play it before Smash.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on November 05, 2014, 08:47:02 AM
Majora's Mask comes to the 3DS in the spring. I was hoping they'd port it eventually. I've only ever gotten a few hours into it and I know I need to play the whole thing, so this will be the time.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on November 05, 2014, 09:03:38 AM
The first Mario Kart DLC expansion pack comes out next Thursday. I kind of wish the Animal Crossing one came out first but I'm a weirdo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 05, 2014, 10:28:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj6cXziHpjQ
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on November 05, 2014, 10:46:08 AM
I never played the original Majora's Mask.  Did Nintendo say if this is a complete overhaul like Ocarina or a port?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on November 06, 2014, 01:36:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcL6JYR5eFs
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on November 06, 2014, 03:48:12 AM
I never played the original Majora's Mask.  Did Nintendo say if this is a complete overhaul like Ocarina or a port?

Looks like a port.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on November 06, 2014, 05:02:48 AM
The Zelda track has rupees instead of coins
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CuckBright7831 on November 06, 2014, 06:36:13 AM
A bunch of teens treat the original Nintendo system like it's some sort of primitive technology:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDOZbvE01Fk

I never realized that blowing into the game could hurt it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on November 21, 2014, 12:41:18 AM
Of all the days to pretend to throw up and call in sick to work, it just had to be today.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on December 07, 2014, 11:36:07 AM
It was announced that Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer have been discontinued as Wii U figures.  Prices are skyrocketing out the ass on Ebay.  I've personally sold 9 Villagers for $30 each.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on December 07, 2014, 04:20:11 PM
Well so much for ever getting Villager. Fuck you Nintendo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on December 13, 2014, 04:52:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQQ-rw3l7zU



I'm just gonna leave this here and go stab at my fucking brain until I hit the part that remembers this exists.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on December 28, 2014, 08:09:27 AM
What I've learned from NES Remix: the controls for the original Mario Bros. game were horrible.  I mean, holy shit how did that series get as big as it did after that shit?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 28, 2014, 08:15:24 AM
The graphics were so good that no one noticed.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on December 28, 2014, 08:50:33 AM
I'm talking about the ORIGINAL arcade game.  The one where it's all one screen.  The jumping is just fucked all to hell.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on December 28, 2014, 08:56:26 AM
I was going to say, I didn't think anyone had a problem with the controls of Super Mario Bros. But yeah the original sucked.

"How did it get so big?"

Must be the marketing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnU-2HRJNO4
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on December 28, 2014, 01:39:29 PM
Given the sheer glut of shit game releases around the time of the Video Game Crash, even something like Mario Bros was at least playable by comparison.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on December 28, 2014, 02:16:28 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--OEz3BpQ0--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/iu9qejozsgtohorqtjnc.jpg)
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--XBNc9-DM--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/znz5ejnpiscnawyikatb.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 13, 2015, 06:00:59 AM
http://kotaku.com/looks-like-the-new-3ds-is-coming-out-next-month-1679277751
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 14, 2015, 03:38:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6zgkp1YBRw

Nintendo Direct went up this morning. First bits of news include a new Fire Emblem game for 3DS, that Puzzle & Dragons (plus Mario) 3DS game, and Wii titles becoming available as digital downloads on Wii U. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is available now; Punch-Out!! Jan 22; Metroid Prime Trilogy Jan 29. They're half-price within their release week; SMG2 is $10 now (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pvqEpTCeo0N6UW0Da3T1f1c2vzWP7iCd). eShop re-releases launch without having to switch over to Wii Mode. I don't think it's the case with Wii disc games.

There's also Pokemon Shuffle, which seems to be a 3DS Candy Crush clone—free-to-play, with turn restrictions, and everyone's idea of fun: paying real money to not wait to play the game. (http://i.imgur.com/H3WplKn.gif)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 14, 2015, 07:06:30 AM
New Nintendo 3DS XL (yes, they're keeping that name) is out Feb 13. Only the XL, in black or red. Not mentioned in the video, but looks like it'll be $200USD—same as the original 3DS XL. Canada is up to $230CAD... which is still better than the current exchange rate.

Face-tracking 3D screen, and automatic brightness dimming. Improved load times, processing power, and battery life. Analog C Stick (nub), and additional ZL & ZR shoulder buttons. Switch from SD cards to microSD. NFC/amiibo support.

No AC adapter included. :|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izljcyvozig
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on January 14, 2015, 07:52:05 AM
No AC adapter?  Seriously?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on January 14, 2015, 08:35:58 AM
There's all sorts of new features in the New 3DS, but nothing that I've seen that's worth getting a new system for.  The longer battery life is nice, but is it $200 nice?  Plus I just don't like the XL.  Why the hell aren't they bringing the regular size to NA?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 14, 2015, 09:04:02 AM
WTF no ac adapter? How are they expecting people to charge it?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on January 14, 2015, 09:07:15 AM
Fuck you, that's how.  In all seriousness though, they're probably expecting people to use their old 3DS chargers, assuming they're compatible, or buy it separately.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on January 14, 2015, 09:10:32 AM
The Majora's Mask New 3DS XL is apparently already sold out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 14, 2015, 09:33:48 AM
Chargers from the whole 3DS family, and going back to the DSi (but not the DS or DS Lite) are all inter-compatible. From an efficiency standpoint, it makes some sense; I don't know how many people buying a New 3DS will already have a usable charger. It just kinda stinks to not include everything required to use a system in the box. Goes back to the PS1 days of having to buy memory cards and RF adapters.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on January 14, 2015, 10:25:35 AM
For fucks sake Nintendo can you create a product that people want in a reasonable quantity that doesn't disappear instantly?

Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 14, 2015, 02:14:03 PM
Well my thought is that it's dumb not to include an adapter as that fucks over people who don't already own one from a previous device. Colossal smh moment right there.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on January 14, 2015, 02:27:03 PM
Nintendo is only interested in catering to their dwindling base.  It was only a few years ago that their strategy of trying to expand their appeal beyond their typical audience helped them to sell 150 million DSes and 100 million Wiis but then they read all the articles from the gaming press about how casual gaming is killing the industry and they went hardcore to grab all those lapsed Gamecube fans :(
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 15, 2015, 02:42:24 AM
O_O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpNXhzscjQ
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on January 15, 2015, 04:57:56 AM
That was fucking gorgeous. Damn I wish I own a WiiU

Also, Fire Emblem is bringing out a new game called If. If will have things supposedly change due to the choices you make. About all that's been said on that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 15, 2015, 05:54:23 AM
I'm gonna go all in on XCX. I know I just said that big games are turning me off lately, but this one just looks so damn gorgeous.. plus it's Xenoblade, so yeah. :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on January 15, 2015, 06:32:20 AM
Nintendo is only interested in catering to their dwindling base.  It was only a few years ago that their strategy of trying to expand their appeal beyond their typical audience helped them to sell 150 million DSes and 100 million Wiis but then they read all the articles from the gaming press about how casual gaming is killing the industry and they went hardcore to grab all those lapsed Gamecube fans :(

I don't think it's necessarily the articles from the press badmouthing casual gaming, as it is that so many of those casual gamers bought a Wii for Wii Sports and then NOTHING else.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on January 16, 2015, 08:13:08 AM
Honestly, all Nintendo needs to do is keep bringing out good games. That's really it. Hell, I still enjoy Fire Emblem for my DS and even if it drives me nuts in the later half of it, Bravely Default. Sure, RPGs, but still good games that are fun to pick up and go.

Even if they only bring their own studios to make their games, that's the best thing about Nintendo systems. You just know the quality will be there.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on January 18, 2015, 05:04:27 AM
Retracted
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on January 23, 2015, 11:02:23 AM
Bestbuy cancelled my pre order of the Majoras Mask new 3ds.  I'm usually the fuck to throw out a fuck you Best Buy but I put this one on Nintendo.

Whatever.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on January 23, 2015, 12:10:55 PM
Best Buy gave me a $50 discount code that the email said could be used on the regular 3ds xl and similar products. I expected it not to work on the regular New 3ds (I feel for all the people who are going to accidentally buy a regular 3ds because of the retarded name) but it actually did. So still FUCK YOU NINTENDO, but assuming they don't cancel this pre-order I'll get the New 3ds XL for $150. I'll take it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 04, 2015, 01:20:52 AM
Nintendo is shutting down Club Nintendo (http://club2.nintendo.com/program-notice/), which means you have until 3/31 to redeem codes for coins, and until 6/30 to cash in your coins for products.  Actual physical goods are most likely sold out (or will be soon), but a bunch of virtual console games are available for the WiiU and 3DS - https://club.nintendo.com/rewards.do
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 14, 2015, 08:44:46 AM
Even despite the AC adapter debacle (which is making unloading my old 3DS XL a pain) I ended up going all-in for this on Friday:

(http://photos-h.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t51.2885-15/1530767_329947853880359_1889857218_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 20, 2015, 06:42:11 AM
So I've decided I totally want a Wii U because all my friends have one and swear by the damn thing. The only thing that worries me is the fact that if Nintendo is planning on coming out with a new system anytime soon it seems like a short term investment.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 20, 2015, 07:09:32 AM
Wait, don't you hate gimmick controllers?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 20, 2015, 07:31:09 AM
Wait, don't you hate gimmick controllers?

I was told I could use the classic controller for nearly everything. Have I been lied to?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 20, 2015, 07:42:18 AM
Wait, don't you hate gimmick controllers?

I was told I could use the classic controller for nearly everything. Have I been lied to?
I'm not sure about the Classic Controller, but the Pro Controller is compatible with mostly everything. You still do have to interact with the Tablet Controller though on some level, though.

What are you looking to play on it?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 20, 2015, 08:11:35 AM
Wait, don't you hate gimmick controllers?

I was told I could use the classic controller for nearly everything. Have I been lied to?
I'm not sure about the Classic Controller, but the Pro Controller is compatible with mostly everything. You still do have to interact with the Tablet Controller though on some level, though.

What are you looking to play on it?

Perhaps I called the controller by the wrong name.

Hyrule Warriors, Zelda, Super Mario 3D world, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers.....other stuff. I know you need it for Captain Toad's or whatever it's called, but I hear that game is really fun and integrates it pretty seamlessly.

But I've pretty much been promised no motion controls ever.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 20, 2015, 08:27:55 AM
The controller is the best part. Probably 99% of the time I'm playing on it and watching TV. I wish it would reach farther.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on February 20, 2015, 11:51:37 AM
You'll have to move your thumbs to hit the buttons, so don't get one if that's too much motion gimmickary for you.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 22, 2015, 04:46:21 AM
The controller is the best part. Probably 99% of the time I'm playing on it and watching TV. I wish it would reach farther.

But you can use the pro controller for most games right?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 22, 2015, 05:42:23 AM
Yes. Oftentimes in those situations one player (perhaps your son) could use the gamepad and have access to some different abilities while player two, i.e. you would have a pro controller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on February 23, 2015, 11:25:38 PM
So I started playing Bravely Default again after my first attempt soured me, due to certain things in the later part of the game. This time I decided to just crank up the random battles to "hey, move and fight" levels to see if that might help the problems in late game. Though being overpowered so early is quite fun. I set my team up how I want, go into battle and kill things with ease

Still takes as damn long as my previous game though. So it isn't like I've gained time sadly.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 26, 2015, 06:49:23 AM
Sort of Nintendo related but this is awesome:
http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/26/8110555/zelda-in-minecraft-overview
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on February 27, 2015, 01:44:37 AM
Since the DKC series was de-listed on the original Wii Virtual Console, do they still give the discount on the Wii U VC versions for people who already have it?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on March 27, 2015, 12:10:01 PM
Zelda for Wii U is not coming out this year. Also won't be shown at E3.

https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAADVHjTtchGZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Pzdl1wdUM
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 01, 2015, 02:22:20 PM
N64 and DS games coming to the Wii U (http://kotaku.com/nintendo-64-and-ds-games-are-coming-to-the-wii-u-this-1695123832).  Super Mario 64 and Yoshi's Island DS released tonight.

Free Mario Kart U update coming 4/23 adding 200cc mode (http://kotaku.com/mario-kart-is-getting-a-new-harder-difficulty-level-1695131174).

Mario Maker to be released on September (http://kotaku.com/mario-maker-has-been-delayed-to-this-fall-nintendo-jus-1695122545).

New Amiibo! (http://kotaku.com/new-amiibo-include-ganon-dr-mario-1695121887)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 01, 2015, 03:29:17 PM
Games like zelda getting delayed I get. I don't get how Mario Maker can take this long. It seems like something a group of modern could put together quickly.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on April 02, 2015, 03:17:24 AM
Splatoon looks cool, then I see that you need to buy Amiibo to get the full experience, so I'll probably be dropping $100 just to play the game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 15, 2015, 02:42:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2O6mYqmUXU

Japanese video for the new Mario Kart DLC being released 4/23.  Baby Park from Double Dash is one of the new tracks.  Baby Park on 200cc is gonna be insane.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on April 24, 2015, 06:02:01 AM
So I'm still strongly considering getting a Wii U. But I don't really want to go get it if the new system comes out soon after AND if the new Zelda is delayed for the next system.
Should I buy one or wait it out?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on April 24, 2015, 07:56:26 AM
Details aren't coming for the next system ("NX") until 2016, so it'll probably be at least 2017 until it comes out. I'm not sure that it's clear what that thing is—a console, handheld, a little of both, or something else.

I think $300 is kind of a silly price to pay for a Wii U at this point, but value is always a personal thing. (I didn't find the system worthwhile, and I paid half that almost 2 years ago.) Nintendo sells refurbished systems for more like $200-225.

https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/subcategory.jsp?categoryId=cat160004

I'm not sure how many major games will still be coming out. There's Mario Maker, Splatoon, Star Fox, Zelda, Yoshi's Wooly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X... ? I'm admittedly not following too closely, and almost completely ignore the eShop. Miyamoto is working on Project Guard, and Project Giant Robot, but I'm not sure those are going to be huge games.

E3 is in mid-June. Presumably there will be new games announced then, and possibly a price drop (though that's always possible).
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 13, 2015, 02:03:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbvzyY1FKr0
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on May 13, 2015, 02:13:53 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--XgYFU1XL--/1251171752601929874.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 13, 2015, 02:20:15 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ZguIfFv.gifv

http://i.imgur.com/vKtI6pK.gifv
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on May 13, 2015, 02:30:26 PM
My body is sooooooo ready.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 13, 2015, 02:33:12 PM
Coming soon: the Nintendo Ninetendo.

(Depending on how you count them, Nintendo's next handheld could be their 9th (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_video_game_consoles). And it's not much worse of a name than Wii U or New 3DS.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CuckBright7831 on May 13, 2015, 02:37:13 PM
Nintendo Rides Are Coming To Universal Studios (http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/07/nintendo-rides-are-coming-to-universals-theme-parks/)

I wonder what kind of rides they'll have. A Mario Kart ride is a must/given.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 14, 2015, 02:10:17 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--XgYFU1XL--/1251171752601929874.jpg)
:D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 14, 2015, 05:32:43 AM
I purchased some of the new Star Wars Pinball DLC tables, and was playing the Droids one last night.  R2D2 and C3PO hang around the board making noises/comments, and 1 of R2's noises is the same sound I use on my phone for notifications, which meant I kept constantly glancing at my phone every couple of minutes when R2 decided to say something.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on May 26, 2015, 05:14:13 AM
Gonna post this in here too, since it's kind of out of the ordinary.

https://www.humblebundle.com/

Humble Nindie Bundle

All games for the Nintendo eShop

Pay $1+:
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Wii U)
Woah Dave! (3DS)
Mighty Switch Force! (3DS)

Beat the Average (Currently $8.87):
The Fall (Wii U)
OlliOlli (Wii U & 3DS)
Moon Chronicles (3DS)
More games added next week

Pay $10+:
Stealth Inc 2 (Wii U)
SteamWorld Dig (Wii U & 3DS)

Seems like it's only available in the Americas. Here's a list of countries where it is available:
https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles/206177517
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on May 27, 2015, 03:51:16 PM
Wow way too good of a deal to pass up
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on May 29, 2015, 05:19:28 AM
Anyone else playing Splatoon?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 29, 2015, 03:33:41 PM
I'm'a probably picking it up this weekend at some point.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on June 01, 2015, 07:06:02 AM
I'm having a lot of fun with it, but I'm hoping they had new modes and maps soon rather than later.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on June 01, 2015, 08:45:53 AM
There's a Splatoon update tonight to add a weapon and map. (Skip to 7:45 below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5kXsTAUEHw
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on June 01, 2015, 09:17:15 AM
That's good. I was a little worried that there weren't many people playing it since I had a bit of trouble getting into a game this afternoon.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 14, 2015, 05:29:31 AM
More amiibos coming in the fall. I'd be super excited for Duckhunt  amiibos if I thought I actually had a chance at getting it at retail price.

Also new smash bros character DLCs. Lucas, Roy, and


RYU FROM STREET FIGHTER HOLY SHIT.

That kind of leaked yesterday but I didn't really believe it. I hear the e shop is pretty unusable right now, no surprise, but  I'm very curious to see how he plays.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on June 14, 2015, 07:03:42 AM
Plays as a standard comboing fighter who will likely wreck everyone in the hands of someone who can keep the combos going.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 14, 2015, 09:06:12 AM
Nintendo World Championships are on Twitch right now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 14, 2015, 10:38:01 AM
Ok, so the guys name is 'Packie'. Still probably not a good idea but I kept hearing Paki  and thinking that couldn't be right.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 14, 2015, 10:48:41 AM
Mother comes out today on the WiiU  eshop as Earthbound Beginnings.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 14, 2015, 11:02:51 AM
REGGIE!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on June 14, 2015, 12:23:24 PM
All the way up to Wii U's Super Mario Bros, so yeah... That's a lot of stuff you can play around with.

Makes me wonder what they've saved for the Nintendo Direct.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on June 16, 2015, 12:22:37 PM
What the fuck Nintendo. Some of us lack creative skills but want to experience the madness.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 01, 2015, 12:14:56 AM
Miiverse getting revamped this summer. (https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on July 05, 2015, 04:18:15 AM
Don't know if I said this before (probably have), but I'm beginning to have this funny suspicion that the next console Nintendo drops is not a handheld or a console, but a hybrid. Yes, I'm basically suggesting that Nintendo will merge the two into a single system. A person will be able to take the system on the go, come how and play it on their Next (systems developmental name). Before you think I'm telling you something that can't happen. The WiiU is basically the prototype for it. Not only that, but think about it. This way, Nintendo wouldn't need the best graphical system. I mean, if I could take "all" my games on the go, I would take a hit graphically to do that.

Before you say, but "Nintendo will lose sales", actually they wouldn't. The handheld part would become the controller (which it already is with WiiU), which they could sell instantly and at a bit of a higher price because it would allow you to take it on the go. If you've got 3 people in the family, you could buy 3 controllers and everyone could play from the "library". It would likely mean game prices would go up to counter probably less sales as well.

Well, it is a crazy idea I had.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on July 12, 2015, 11:10:49 AM
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

Iwata died.  :'(
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on July 12, 2015, 11:22:49 AM
Holy fuck that was unexpected especially since it was for the same health reasons as last time he wasn't feeling well and the surgery was supposed to have helped.

:(
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on August 18, 2015, 06:25:20 AM
8/29 Splatoon Splatfest is going to be Autobots vs. Decepticons.  Such a shame that you don't get to keep the Splatfest t-shirt after it's over :( :( :(

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/afccfcf861c0acd48959a6c7a3cd8d8e/tumblr_nt9gow7Sws1u3akyno1_400.jpg)

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/41835ea44dd5e72a2a4e8f71a32bd4e2/tumblr_nt9gow7Sws1u3akyno2_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on August 31, 2015, 06:41:18 AM
Street Fighter V and Mario Maker are like the only games I've wanted to buy brand new in nearly a decade.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on August 31, 2015, 03:28:13 PM
http://nintendoeverything.com/amazon-starting-to-sell-digital-wii-u-and-3ds-content/

You can start buying select WiiU and 3DS downloads off of Amazon. US only.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on September 20, 2015, 12:42:22 PM
So I'm playing the new Pokemon game and other than the new mechanic for getting Pokemon with non-standard moves, it just doesn't feel like when I as playing X. There's like literally no story for way too long. Yes, I know asking for a story in a game like Pokemon is like asking for cats to murder us all in our sleep and take over the world, but seriously. Feels lacking. And not because I could make my character look how I wanted him to.

Was thinking of trading in some of my games I surprisingly still have from my PS3 days to get it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: THE TUGSTER on September 24, 2015, 10:52:33 AM
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/daf67c44bb7a9e3f757562bceda5aa05/tumblr_mhuqad0jDr1rrftcdo1_1280.jpg)

(http://cdn.funnyisms.com/abef9e22-7b67-42a7-a926-bf2168b09141.jpg)

This has happened to me before, but I didn't know it was a relatively widespread thing, much less one that was actually recognized by Nintendo.  If I play the original Mario Party now I will throw the Tug of War game for this reason.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on October 02, 2015, 04:44:18 PM
That was definitely a thing. Many a controller stick ruined by it. I bet the gloves they sent out are worth something now, I didn't have a proof of purchase to send away for one by the time they offered them.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 16, 2015, 07:41:53 AM
So looks like my thinking of what Nintendo was planning with the NX is correct. Seems that the NX will not only be heading to flash drives for playing the games, but they'll be incorporating consoles and handhelds together into a single package that will allow people to play on the go, but also on the big screen.

Also seems they are putting the best possible chips into the system, so this thing is being pretty beefy.

Kits have been released, so most likely, we're getting a system release either next year or the year after. Fun times.

I hope they stick with the NX title they've been working with. Kinda like it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on October 19, 2015, 12:46:23 AM
I hope they've learned on the system name. Hopefully this thing won't be called the Wii NX.

As long as they don't put some gimmicky controller bullshit on the NX, I'm very interested in seeing what Nintendo can pull off.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 21, 2015, 04:06:32 AM
I hope they've learned on the system name. Hopefully this thing won't be called the Wii NX.

As long as they don't put some gimmicky controller bullshit on the NX, I'm very interested in seeing what Nintendo can pull off.
The gimmicky controller is that it is the portable system from all reports I've seen. So it'll probably be like $100-$200, but you can take that controller on the go, bring your own information for a game since it'll be saved on it, etc.

Assuming that people who are studying the heck out of the specs are right and not just saying bullshit like they can be. Though, I really hope it is a two piece system, because if I could take any game I want on the go and then boot it up at home, I'd pay all the monies. I really would.

Also got my first shiny Pokemon! WOO! Sure, it is a Chespin when I restarted by game of Y, but still. First one!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on October 22, 2015, 10:57:49 AM
I have no interest in a gimmicky controller, even if it's portable. 

I just want to play Zelda on something like the PS4. Just a normal gaming system with a normal controller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 24, 2015, 05:24:12 AM
Well it wouldn't be a gimmick controller. It would just be your DS built as a controller. Which they already do for some games, like Smash. So really it is just letting you do that.

Also, no Zelda on a PS4. No, no, no, no. Give me your Gamer Registration Card and get out of this folder! You heathenish bastard.

Joking aside, I didn't realize heathenish was actually a word. The more you know.

Edit:
To add, my class seems to be planning on having a Pokemon party. There was at least half the class talking about Pokemon and nearly the lot (including our instructor) saying they should bring their systems. It really does bring people together.

I'm also jealous of Gabby. She's got a box of shinies and a box of legendary shinies. Even worse is she says they were legitimate ones. :( I only just saw my second shiny, which was a Golett and I fainted it. :( So still on one shiny. Sigh.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on October 24, 2015, 07:56:07 AM
I feel like I've played a fair bit of Pokemon in the 16 years since shinies were introduced and I've yet to actually see one myself.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 24, 2015, 03:36:52 PM
Yeah, I've played probably about 40 hrs and my Chespin was like blind luck. Hell, I wasn't even sure I got one.

Also, speaking of Pokemon, I've spent most of my day resting in bed and continually doing Wonder Trades. Been fun getting things like a level 100 Glacieon, Accelgor and SeismicToad. Collected a ton of starters, some Eevees, a few odd Pokemon like a Druddigon, etc. Still fun wondering what I get each time.

Sure, I've been getting crude inbetween, like a Zigzazoon known as Zagsachs (12 times, lol), but overall, I've been having fun collecting new Pokemon that I'm going to have fun leveling up.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 25, 2015, 03:26:48 AM
You know how you know you are addicted to something? You wake up and immediately continue doing what you stopped yourself from doing last night.

I stopped around 1 am from Wonder Trading, because I specifically went to grab my two day care Pokemon to trade away because they were the only ones I could trade away. Went to sleep before I started that. I woke up at 10am 30 minutes ago, and just after starting my coffee, I immediately went to do the Wonder Trading.

And OMG, someone traded me a level 1 Froakie with the absurdness that is Protean. Fuck yes!

Yup. I'm totally a Pokemon Addict now. I blame you all.

Sweet! Someone bought my lv100 Dusknoir for a Duskull! Hurray! I can now level it up to Dusknoir as if I didn't have it.

By Arceus, I think I might need help.

After I Wonder Trade my lv 35 Frogadier away. Also some coffee.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Venkman on October 30, 2015, 12:32:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfy9IKQ7oBI
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on November 12, 2015, 12:31:08 PM
Cloud from FFVII is going to be Smash Bros DLC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wah7AGkkzl4

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on November 12, 2015, 01:14:37 PM
Walmart is going to be selling a Wii U bundle with Smash Bros. and Splatoon for $250 on Black Friday. This may finally convince me to bite the bullet. And yes I know Splatoon is a babby game for 4th graders but dammit I want to play it. It looks fun.  :-\

But if they expect me to shell out $50 for the same old Twilight Princess in a higher resolution, no, not happening.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on November 12, 2015, 02:33:47 PM
Splatoon is hella fun.  Stay fresh!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 12, 2015, 07:56:33 PM
Twilight Princess HD remaster coming in 2016!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 15, 2015, 07:51:29 AM
Isn't Cloud the first character to have not appeared on a Nintendo console? I mean, I don't a game he was in that appeared on a Nintendo system.

Also I just watched Nintendo's latest direct and fuck you Nintendo. Fire Emblem Fates, Hyrule Warrior Legends, Dragon Quests 7 (UPDATED~) & 8, and more all after Christmas?

You fuckers, now I gotta find the money to get these games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on November 17, 2015, 02:06:24 PM
What comes out first, Zelda Wii U or Skyward Sword HD?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 18, 2015, 05:01:27 PM
If I had to lay a guess, I'd say Linkle gets her own game before either.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 07, 2015, 02:48:24 PM
Anyone else get Xenoblade Chronicles X? Massive and beautiful game. Just.. So much to do! :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 07, 2015, 02:50:48 PM
My brother got it. Was thinking about playing it but I have a lot of stuff to clear first.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on December 11, 2015, 09:26:58 PM
Is it a sequel or "special edition to the wii version"?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on December 13, 2015, 08:00:31 PM
I just got it but the tiny ass font on everything but the voice acting subtitles is annoying.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on January 01, 2016, 08:16:04 AM
X is a sequel but you don't necessarily need to play the original, type of sequel. I think.

I also bought Super Smash Bros for 3DS. Had a lot of fun with it yesterday. Though I do worry that my best  character is Mii Brawler. Think I need to get better with the main cast.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 17, 2016, 12:46:56 AM
Register your Nintendo Account! (https://accounts.nintendo.com/login?post_login_redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Faccounts.nintendo.com%2F[/url)

Pre register for Miitomo, Nintendo's upcoming smart phone app launching in March! (https://my.nintendo.com/pre_registrations/miitomo?language=en-US)

https://miitomo.com/en/

Quote
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• My Nintendo Platinum Points are part of the My Nintendo rewards program, a Nintendo Account service that launches at the same time as Miitomo.
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• My Nintendo Platinum Points earned via preregistration will expire 6 months after the launch of My Nintendo.
• Preregistration ends at the launch of Miitomo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on February 29, 2016, 05:49:22 AM
New batch of Nintendo Selects games for $20 each, starting March 11.

http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-selects
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on March 29, 2016, 04:32:47 AM
Miitomo drops 3/31 in N. America.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on April 27, 2016, 08:06:01 AM
A few bits of news came out today, mostly as part of a financial statement release.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on April 27, 2016, 10:57:52 AM
Never change, Nintendo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 28, 2016, 01:13:56 PM
Also some sort of Animal Crossing & Fire Emblem mobile apps/games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on June 24, 2016, 04:42:48 PM
They released Rhythm Heaven Megamix on 3DS during E3 week.  Goddamn that series is awesome.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on June 30, 2016, 08:58:33 AM
Super Mario RPG is now on the Wii U Virtual Console.

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mario-rpg-legend-of-the-seven-stars-wii-u
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 14, 2016, 01:48:23 AM
Quote from: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Misc-/Nintendo-Classic-Mini/Nintendo-Classic-Mini-Nintendo-Entertainment-System-1124287.html
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnUur6JWAAET3Wx.jpg)

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System

Bring back memories and make brand new ones with Nintendo's ultimate retro gaming experience, launching 11th November!

Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System comes packaged with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system*, and one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller. And whether it’s rediscovering an old favourite or experiencing the joy of NES for the first time, the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system should have something for all players.

Balloon Fight™
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania™
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario™
Excitebike™
FINAL FANTASY®
Galaga™
GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
GRADIUS™
Ice Climber™
Kid Icarus™
Kirby’s Adventure™
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Metroid™
NINJA GAIDEN
PAC-MAN™
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics™
SUPER C™
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
TECMO BOWL
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

Each title is sure to bring back fond memories and produce plenty of new ones. Players can even enjoy playing many of these games together by attaching a second Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller, sold separately. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro for the Wii console can also be used.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii console. Simply connect it to a Wii Remote controller to make the experience that much more authentic. Players needn’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress either as each game has multiple suspend points, allowing them to start where they left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

Bring back memories and make brand new ones with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, launching on 11th November. Relive past glories, defeat the boss that you could never beat, or simply enjoy the classic titles of yesteryear anew.

*Note that an AC adapter for the USB cable is required to play the system but is not included in the packaging.

(https://cdn02.nintendo-europe.com/media/images/08_content_images/others_2/CI_NintendoClassicMiniNES_PS_Announcement_MS7_image912w.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Mik on July 14, 2016, 02:06:11 AM
Oh man. I'm in on that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 14, 2016, 02:18:50 AM
That's not a bad line up. If they made expansions with add ons this could become a 100% must buy
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: starvenger on July 14, 2016, 02:19:05 AM
Same.  Weird that they have Super C but not Contra.

Also eagerly waiting for someone to hack this so I can play RBI Baseball.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 14, 2016, 04:24:45 AM
My main question is how will it look on modern televisions. NES and especially N64 games don't look great on HD TVs

EDIT. I see that it's coming with an HDMI cable. So hopefully looks good
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 14, 2016, 05:27:50 AM
Hopefully they have a "wallpaper" feature like similar classic releases do, to get rid of the black bars.

Also, odd they have Double Dragon 2 but not the first one. Licensing, I guess?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on July 14, 2016, 05:50:46 AM
Oh man. I'm in on that.
I own half those games and I want one. I hope there's save states for the games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 14, 2016, 09:56:09 AM
That's not a bad line up. If they made expansions with add ons this could become a 100% must buy
Sadly, no: http://kotaku.com/the-mini-nes-wont-open-cant-connect-to-the-internet-1783693116

Quote
Will the mini-NES be able to connect to the internet?

No. The console is a standalone device, so it cannot connect to the internet or any external storage devices. The game lineup was chosen to provide a diverse mix of popular and recognizable NES games that appeal to a wide variety of players. Everyone should be able to find multiple games to enjoy.

On the same note: does Nintendo plan to sell other NES games for the mini-NES beyond the 30 it comes preloaded with?

No. The console is a standalone device, so it cannot connect to the internet or any external storage devices. The 30 games included with the system were chosen to provide a wide variety of top-quality, long-lasting game-play experiences.

Are there plans for other mini-consoles, like a mini-SNES or mini-N64?

We have nothing to announce at this time.

Just because people have been asking: safe to say it can’t play old cartridges, right? (Based on the image it looks like an NES cartridge would have around the same width as the entire console.) Does it open up at all?

The console does not use physical media and therefore the Chamber Lid does not open.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on July 26, 2016, 10:53:55 AM
Seems like early report(s) are Nintendo's NX is a portable device that's able to hook up to your TV to play games on it. So yeah, that flash card game idea makes a whole lot more sense now. So even if it is weaker than the other consoles, hey, at least it has a reason for that. You can take it with you whenever you want, and frankly, that's a huge up sell over the PS4 and XBOne. I play my 3DS all the time, so giving me all the options of "console" or "handheld" would just make this like an absolute purchase for me.

Supposedly it is currently using the Tegra X1, though the final product may have the X2. So it'll at least have some chops to it. Again, not as much as the two guys, but for a console I take with me, that's good enough. Supposedly you can pop off either "side" and convert those into two controllers if you wanna do some multi.

Release date seems to be March, with the reveal coming in September.

http://kotaku.com/report-nintendo-nx-is-a-portable-console-1784314749

Considering how Nintendo has been talking about putting all its efforts into one device, this makes the most sense. Also, since it is a handheld, this would make Pokemon Go be able to be working on it, meaning that the conspiracy theory I watched about Pokemon series ending with Sun & Moon might a little more sense.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on July 27, 2016, 08:52:21 AM
There's no way Sun and Moon would be the last in the traditional Pokemon series. Those things sell way too well, and Nintendo doesn't get most of the profits for Pokemon Go, Niantic does.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on July 27, 2016, 11:20:12 AM
Also, traditional Pokemon battling is super fun. Whereas in Pokemon Go battles you basically just rub your appendages across the screen until you win.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on August 02, 2016, 08:14:04 AM
https://archive.org/details/nintendopower&tab=collection (https://archive.org/details/nintendopower&tab=collection)

Every issue of Nintendo Power archived; cool resource if you're a sucker for reading old issues like I am.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on August 05, 2016, 05:18:24 AM
There's no way Sun and Moon would be the last in the traditional Pokemon series. Those things sell way too well, and Nintendo doesn't get most of the profits for Pokemon Go, Niantic does.
Replying from eons ago, but it could very well be for this Pokemon universe. Remember, we've got a multiverse to play with, so we could start out with an entirely new planet. Just a thought.

Edit: Whelp, confirmed that the entire series isn't ending: http://theknow.roosterteeth.com/episode/the-know-game-news-season-1-nx-to-include-mario-pokemon-zelda-at-

Fun news.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on September 01, 2016, 06:10:16 AM
There was a Nintendo Direct mostly focused on 3DS earlier today. Here's a recap, or the full video:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/all-the-news-and-trailers-from-todays-nintendo-dir/1100-6443229/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpXQtFbRChg
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on September 13, 2016, 03:12:41 PM
New Picross means I turn on my 3DS for the first time in like three months.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on September 15, 2016, 03:30:43 PM
I've been playing Picross 3D on my DS Lite most nights in bed since late last year. I'll probably just keep doing that. A $30 $48 CAD digital game from Nintendo is too many hurdles for my brain to clear.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 19, 2016, 01:13:20 PM

"Be among the first to discover #NX. Watch the Preview Trailer at 7am PT/10am ET!"
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on October 20, 2016, 01:05:04 AM
NX is called Nintendo Switch:
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 20, 2016, 01:43:29 AM
Holy fuck. Everyone's signed onto Switch apparently from the partners who've Nintendo has stated they are working with. Quite a few on the list are people who said "yeah, we don't have any plans for the NX" either and are fucking liars.

Also, PORTABLE SKYRIM~! Yup, yup. This thing is going to sell like hotcakes if I can portable games like Skyrim. Speaking of that, I need money to buy this system. ASAP.

Oh, and how many people aren't going to buy the remastered version of Skyrim now? I mean, why buy it on anything else other than Switch? I mean, I won't until it comes out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on October 20, 2016, 01:47:21 AM
So they have essentially made the wiiu controller BE the console and you can take it where you like.

Battery life better be strong.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on October 20, 2016, 02:10:30 AM
So can someone that watched that summarize the new system for me?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on October 20, 2016, 02:39:04 AM
Imagine the wiiu controller which docks into a charging port which then puts the shit on your tv screen. It also has detachable controller peripherals for whatever way you wish to play it when out of your home.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 20, 2016, 02:39:57 AM
To summarize:

New system is dockable. Able to play a ton of games on the go, can play split screen gaming, able to use the tablet portion as a monitor, can unhook the side pieces to be a single controller each, will have tons of third party games and be an awesome console/handheld, and a few new games have been shown off (Skyrim, Mario, Zelda and possibly Splatoon).

Anything I missed, my bad.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on October 20, 2016, 03:06:34 AM
So it's basically the WiiU without the actual console?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 20, 2016, 05:48:19 AM
That was my initial thought—that Wii U games would carry over easily enough. Though with it moving from PowerPC to Tegra (ARM?), I don't think there'll be direct backward compatibility.

Not sure I saw any indication of a touch screen in the video. None of the slide-on "Joy-Con" controller options look like they'd be comfortable to hold, which has been an issue for me going back to the DS Lite and Wii.

I also totally missed that that was Skyrim the first time around. That's a decent get.

Here's a press release:

https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/first-look-at-nintendos-new-home-gaming-system
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on October 20, 2016, 05:51:16 AM
So, assuming it actually gets support (which is always the big if with Nintendo consoles) it seems like it could be an alright thing.    Definitely gonna wait a while though to see if it looks like anyone but Nintendo will be publishing on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on October 20, 2016, 12:44:05 PM
How many of those controllers are gonna get lost by people? 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 20, 2016, 02:51:58 PM
Definitely gonna wait a while though to see if it looks like anyone but Nintendo will be publishing on it.
(https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2016/10/Nintendo%20Switch_confirmedPublishers1.jpg)
Yeah, so there are already companies lined up. Also, Bethesda is already publishing Skyrim for it and had stated they were interested in doing games with them. Since Skyrim's releasing, I'd say it is safe to say they've got other games coming from them.

Plus, I'm thinking pretty much everyone's going to want to get in on this. Having your big name titles on the go will make more people buy them and stick with the Switch.

Atlus being on there pretty much guarantees that there's a Persona 5 version in the works.

Even if it scales it down somewhat, you know what? I'll own only it. Because I can take the damn thing anywhere.

Also, I'd actually bet a lot of those companies are going to port over some of the older games. After all, why not bring out games that came earlier and have people go "Skyrim, on the go? Fuck yes". Like myself. Sure, it might look better on other consoles, but if I can take it with me, fuck the other systems.

I'm glad I didn't get PS4 or XBO.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on October 20, 2016, 02:58:14 PM
Wii U had a 5 minute long video of 3rd party developers talking about how they LOVED the hardware and couldn't wait to make games for it, so.....yeah, that image means nothing until we see a second post-launch wave of games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on October 20, 2016, 03:21:12 PM
Yeah, remember when Mass Effect 3 and Batman came out on WiiU 6-12 months after everyone bought them on other consoles?  And they didn't sell a lick and third parties went "Yeah, we're done here"?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on October 20, 2016, 03:55:52 PM
Yeah, remember when Mass Effect 3 and Batman came out on WiiU 6-12 months after everyone bought them on other consoles?  And they didn't sell a lick and third parties went "Yeah, we're done here"?

Was it even that close to original release?     Meanwhile, the only 3rd party games we've seen so far for the Switch are a basketball game that will be 5 months old when the system launches (assuming it was 2k17 and not 2k18) and a game that will be 5 1/2 years old.     Granted, the Wii U's completely non-existent third party support is still better than the Wii's "we're actively trying to make the worst game possible" third party support.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on October 20, 2016, 04:23:19 PM
Mass Effect originally was March '12 and Batman was October '11 (WiiU was November '12).

Hey, don't get me wrong, this is a cool as hell idea, but Nintendo has a track record here.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on October 20, 2016, 09:38:07 PM
Going to wait a while here. After the Wii U, I won't be burned again.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on October 20, 2016, 11:13:35 PM
Going to wait a while here. After the Wii U, I won't be burned again.

See I said that after the Gamecube and Wii, but I've enjoyed my son's Wii U. It wouldn't be the only console I own because I can't make it on just Nintendo games, but it's a fun second console to play.

But I just bought it so I'll be waiting a while on this.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 21, 2016, 03:44:19 AM
lol Bethesda won't even confirm if Skyrim is actually coming to the console or not: http://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-partners-are-so-secretive-that-they-won-1788045437

Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on October 21, 2016, 04:28:57 AM
Because they want people to buy the remastered edition when it comes out next week, and not wait until March.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on October 21, 2016, 06:10:40 AM
Because they want people to buy the remastered edition when it comes out next week, and not wait until March.

Wait, it comes out next week?  I had no clue.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 21, 2016, 06:13:40 AM
Yeah, they basically fucked themselves out of sales by having it be shown. Especially if they are doing this, it probably means that Skyrim Remastered will be a launch title for the Switch.

I for one ain't buying the Remastered version. If I can get it for say the Switch, I want the Switch version. And yes, I'll be getting one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 23, 2016, 01:53:28 AM
I don't see how that would dramatically effect sales. Nintendo consoles aren't game changers anymore and no one buys them for third party ports. I would wager that someone who wants Skyrim SE and owns a PS4/XBO probably isn't going to hold out for the Nintendo version, even if they are buying a Switch as well. I know I'm not.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 23, 2016, 02:33:18 PM
There will be some like me who do though. Also, because they are different platforms, you can't use the same save file. Some people would rather have only one copy than multiple.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 23, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
Right but if someone already has a PS4 OR XBO why would they wait who knows how long for a probably inferior Nintendo version of Skyrim (that video was using footage from a non-Switch version. Most likely PC.) when they could have it this Friday? This is why the "sales" excuse makes no sense to me. Nintendo, in 2016, is not a threat to PS4/XBO third party game sales.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 23, 2016, 05:00:20 PM
Guess you and I will just disagree here.

That being said I like what I see so far. I'll be happy if it let's me take more games on the road.

Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on October 23, 2016, 05:45:12 PM
Rumour has it 3 hour battery life. Fuck that imo
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 24, 2016, 02:23:00 AM
I'll wait and see about that. I don't think Nintendo would be stupid enough to ship out a three hour only battery life.

...then again, this is the company that shipped out the WiiU...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 27, 2016, 03:39:31 AM
Well, the Pikachu with Red's hat now makes more sense that Red is in the game. Though that doesn't explain how it has Ash's hat, unless we get Ash too.

DAMMIT HOW MUCH LONGER UNTIL THESE GAMES COME OUT?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on October 27, 2016, 04:23:44 AM
Major details of the Switch to be revealed in a Jan. 12th presentation in Tokyo. (http://kotaku.com/nintendo-is-revealing-more-about-the-switch-in-january-1788270890)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on October 27, 2016, 07:04:18 AM
Eurogamer sources claim the Switch has a 6.2" 720p capacitive multi-touch screen.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-10-27-nintendo-switch-has-a-6-2-multi-touch-screen
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 03, 2016, 05:18:41 AM
http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-nes-classic-edition/2300-11680/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpVNXPqwKW4
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on November 03, 2016, 07:34:01 AM
I'm definitely getting one.  That thing is going to be a huge seller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on November 03, 2016, 08:16:10 AM
My experience of going back to play NES games in the past 15 years: Turn it on, play for 5 minutes, shrug and turn it off. Having to hold that controller would shorten that time.

It'd maybe be worth $20 to me for the novelty of owning the thing. It'll probably be $75-80 in Canada.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on November 03, 2016, 09:35:31 AM
Eh, I'll wait till they put out the SNES Classic.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on November 03, 2016, 12:45:10 PM
Those dudes don't know how to play Bubble Bobble.  They talk about the EXTEND letters a board or 2 after they could have triggered them for the first time, they don't blow & pop bubbles against a wall to get points while waiting to go to the next board, and ignore the fast candy in board 10.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 05, 2016, 04:33:05 AM
Caved when I got my money and bought Dragon Quest VII, Pokemon Sun and a year subscription of Pokebank. Got the Pokebank simply because I want to transfer all the awesome Pokemon I've collected. Went a bit over my budget to nab Pokemon Moon.

Now, just need to get Y (again as I was a moron and traded it in when I got Omega), Alpha and Moon and I should have all the Pokemons. Mwahahahahahah!

Except probably Mew. Because fucking Mew.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on November 11, 2016, 04:52:29 AM
In typical Nintendo fashion they put out fewer NES Classics than demand warranted and everyone is pissed.

I'm not going to kill myself hunting this thing.  I can get most of those games on my 3DS and spend roughly the same amount so whatever.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on November 11, 2016, 06:44:47 AM
Went to Target at 9:30 and there were a few other people looking for the NES Classic. They sold out. Best Buy told me they had 60 units that sold out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 18, 2016, 03:24:26 PM
Man, loving Sun so much. Alola's an interesting place to visit.

Sucks though that you can't trade your pokemon from previous games until January 2017.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on November 19, 2016, 04:50:11 AM
Happy Tenth Anniversary to the Nintendo Wii, released 10 years ago today. Actually stayed up all night in line at a Best Buy with a friend that night. Amazing how much stuff like Wii Sports resort blew us away at that time.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 19, 2016, 07:26:04 AM
My mom (NOT ME) was in line for the Wii today. You know the funny thing is, she managed to get one at Future Shop. Funny enough, she used that console more than I or my father ever did. Even though I was the one who paid for it. I honestly didn't mind, because I think that was what got her more into gaming in different genres, as she stepped out of her comfort zone.

Wii Sports blew us all away because it was different and unique and you gotta admit that it was also fun. I mean, people were still playing games like bowling for quite some time.

Oh yeah, the next Pokemon game is called Pokemon Stars and is for the Switch and looks to be the "sequel" to Sun and Moon.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: TheSSNintendo on November 19, 2016, 07:36:04 AM
I managed to get a Wii two months after it came out. Circuit City had a limited supply one Sunday morning in January '07, and I stood in line with about 30 people for a couple hours waiting for one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on November 19, 2016, 09:44:58 AM
I was hanging out with some coworkers and upon mentioning I'd have to leave around 11 to go hope I win the lottery for a Wii THEY suggested they could go with me to increase my odds. I was pumped. Then when it was time to go oh sorry nah that's too much work. Walmart had roughly 1 Wii for every 5 people there, if they had all gone my odds would have been really good. I did not get a Wii.

Then at work Monday they were all STUNNED I didn't get one and we're sad they wouldn't be able to come over to try it. Like I always say, fuck people and burn this planet to the ground.

I got super lucky and got one at Toys R Us about 2 weeks later. Guess who all asked to come play it. FUCK YOU STILL TEN YEARS LATER.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on November 19, 2016, 02:01:04 PM
I was one of the people waiting in line in front of Best Buy for a Wii the night before.  It was also where I had my only celebrity encounter.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on November 21, 2016, 06:49:36 AM
I got a Wii for Christmas I think a year after it came out. I played Wii Sports, MLB 2K5, and a few VC games (SimCity, Street Fighter II: Turbo, Donkey Kong Country). Nintendo should have kept developing games on it. Most Wii/Nintendo fans wouldn't have minded.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 21, 2016, 07:08:28 AM
My mom (NOT ME) was in line for the Wii today. You know the funny thing is, she managed to get one at Future Shop. Funny enough, she used that console more than I or my father ever did. Even though I was the one who paid for it. I honestly didn't mind, because I think that was what got her more into gaming in different genres, as she stepped out of her comfort zone.
Sweet, your mom's a Time Lord?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 22, 2016, 06:23:18 AM
...yeah, yeah she is.

God dammit. >_<

Also, if you've got the new Pokemon game, Feebas is the most expensive mon on GTS.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: tekcop on November 22, 2016, 06:38:44 PM
The modability of the Wii is amazing. The Smash Melee scene wouldn't be anywhere near as big as it is now without the Wii.

<3
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on November 23, 2016, 07:10:59 AM
Should be interesting to see how good the switch will be at that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 08, 2016, 08:44:50 AM
I don't like Jimmy Fallon but occasionally he has interesting moments like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V17tXBePgfo
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 12, 2017, 02:18:06 PM
March 3rd for $299.

And they're going back to the motion control well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on January 12, 2017, 02:23:59 PM
Boy, this sure looks like they made another Wii so far
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on January 12, 2017, 02:30:09 PM
The hype train is a fucking smoldering pile of rubble at this point
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 12, 2017, 02:30:29 PM
They fucked up not calling it Spla2oon.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 12, 2017, 02:35:17 PM
And now an open world Mario game.  HIS HAT IS ALIVE

I dunno, I'm at probably a 6 or 7 on this.  Depends if games take a performance hit when the tablet is undocked.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 12, 2017, 07:00:18 PM
$400 CAD. $20 more than regular price of a PS4 Slim or Xbox One S. $100 more than relatively common recent sale prices. And paid online services from Nintendo. (lol)

Accessory prices are kinda dumb too. $50 per Joy-Con, or $80 for a pair. (So probably $70 & $110 CAD.) $90 for an extra dock and cables. $70 for a pro controller. I can remember thinking $65 for a Wiimote and nunchuk was bad.
http://www.nintendo.com/switch/buy-now/

"HD Rumble", Arms, and Project Octopath Traveller are dopey names.

Pricing and other nonsense aside, I lost my mind a bit at Mario doing some big "New Donk City" Spider-man shit, jumping rope with human people, pimpin' groom Bowser, and the sentient hat. And I think it looks great. (Mind you, I've played like 3 current-gen games for about 5 hours.)

And there's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xps4pOcepw8
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 13, 2017, 01:16:25 AM
The hype train is a fucking smoldering pile of rubble at this point
I don't know where you're getting that from. The internet is overwhelmingly hyped about it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: skullman80 on January 13, 2017, 01:32:11 AM
Not impressed at all really.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 13, 2017, 02:03:08 AM
I'm intrigued, but not intrigued enough to pre-order. I'm going to wait and see if the third-party support holds true. That said, a new Xenoblade and a new Zelda are very interesting to me.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 13, 2017, 02:04:47 AM
It's too expensive for the system and accessories. Plus, they're going to charge for online.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 13, 2017, 02:38:06 AM
I missed that it's also getting No More Heroes 3. :D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on January 13, 2017, 03:59:13 AM
It's too expensive for the system and accessories. Plus, they're going to charge for online.
Just like how Sony charges you for its Network services. I doubt it is charging you for you to actually be online.

All in all, that's a solid lineup to start the console. Get some true third party support and you pretty much will see a shit ton of these around the world, because fuck it. If I can game on the go, I prefer that.

Also someone's going to invent a battery pack for it so you can have more than 3-5 hours. Probably Nintendo themselves. They aren't stupid. They'll make sure all accessories cost you so that they make even more bank.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on January 13, 2017, 04:10:43 AM
I'm'a probably pre-order.  I never got into the Mario 64 / Galaxy games, so Super Mario Odyssey likely won't be for me.  Hyped up for Splatoon 2, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 13, 2017, 04:15:27 AM
Also someone's going to invent a battery pack for it so you can have more than 3-5 hours. Probably Nintendo themselves. They aren't stupid. They'll make sure all accessories cost you so that they make even more bank.

Seems like you could use a battery pack with USB Type-C connection, which already exist. (See here. (https://youtu.be/Ntzz8O7SpWs?t=9m33s)) Though I'm sure companies will slap Switch branding on one and sell it at a premium.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on January 13, 2017, 04:49:14 AM
So are you guys still excited about this or not?

I don't trust Nintendo, still so I haven't bought a system for myself since the Wii. I actually barely touched the Wii except for classic games and bought my son a WiiU for this past birthday. Hopefully I can get some mileage out of it before he notices the Switch and wants it. Of course by the time he's old enough for that he'll probably graduate to a more adult system and not more silly Nintendo BS.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on January 13, 2017, 05:10:51 AM
The hype train is a fucking smoldering pile of rubble at this point
I don't know where you're getting that from. The internet is overwhelmingly hyped about it.

My own personal hype train. I'll throw together a whole bunch of my comments from it last night, although it'll probably just look like a giant mess when it's all thrown together into one paragraph.

Quote
I came into the conference pretty damn hyped. I was almost locked in to buying one. Now? I'm not even mad, I'm just depressed.  It feels like two completely different companies handled the reveal trailer and the trainwreck last night. The reveal trailer made a very clear choice to not show any kind of motion controls or touch screen stuff, trying to make it look like Nintendo's most "normal" console since the Gamecube. Then last night they LEAD OFF with motion control and "HD Rumble." The fact that they thought it was a strong point to start with shows how much of a focus it'll be in this system, and that sounds like something I just don't want any part of.  I don't know about you, but I don't want to ever use a singular Joycon. There is absolutely no way that thing is comfortable for anyone over the age of 14 to use. I either want to use the tablet as a whole or use the Pro controller, preferably the Pro controller.  I honestly feel like this might be an even bigger misstep than Microsoft's original Xbox One reveal. At least Microsoft had a reason to be super cocky considering how much the 360 dominated the previous generation. For Nintendo this seemed like a legitimate chance for them to recover from the dumpster fire that was the Wii U, but instead they double down on far too many of the same core components that doomed the Wii U from the beginning. Some people are complaining about the power, or lack thereof, but that isn't really the issue. Nintendo hasn't been in the business of trying to compete with the other consoles on a power level since the SNES and hasn't really cared about third party support since then either. Nintendo is in the business of making a day 1 profitable console that is good for playing Nintendo games on, and if any other third parties climb aboard, great.  The issue is all the stupid gimmicks. IT DISCONNECTS FROM YOUR TV AND WORKS ON THE GO, that's the only freakin gimmick it needed. I don't need to play Rock Paper Scissors with something the size of two bite sized candy bars. I don't need improved rumble and I sure as hell don't need an added emphasis on motion controls. It's incredible how far Nintendo has fallen when it comes to controller design from the Wavebird, one of the greatest of all time.  Nintendo needs to give up on attempting to recreate the Wii. The casual players are gone! They've moved on to phones and they're NEVER coming back! Concentrate on people who actually want to buy your products. We're not in a world where "well it's Nintendo" is enough on it's own to get people's money, and we haven't been in a long time. The sooner Nintendo realizes this the better.

I REALLY hope Nintendo can prove me wrong
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on January 13, 2017, 05:29:16 AM
My ultimate dream is for Nintendo to go the way of Sega so I can play Zelda and Mario on a real console with a real controller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 09:18:05 AM
That Mario game is a little triggering. I feel like having a WiiU was a complete waste.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 13, 2017, 11:23:05 AM
I wasn't especially excited before, so it's a relatively minor step down from "probably not gonna buy that" to "lol no". I haven't been satisfied by a Nintendo system since N64. Maybe DS Lite, though only because it's been a Picross and Brain Age Sudoku machine. Switch's main feature of easy portability doesn't mean much to me; it would probably stay docked most of the time.

Before yesterday, I didn't really consider how much I'd pay for a Switch. I do know $450 taxed is way too much. Plus bogus accessory prices, plus potential online service, plus game prices that decline at a much lower rate, plus more than 32 GB storage in the unlikely event I'd buy their digital games.

Though I bought a Wii U for $150 and didn't use it at all. Got a 3DS for $30 and a few cheap traded games, and later a 3DS XL for $100; only really used either for the weaker front half of Super Mario 3D Land, and A Link Between Worlds. Only recently got a PS4 for under $250, and am not using that so far either. So my personal sense of what these things are worth is probably skewed.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on January 13, 2017, 11:50:00 AM
Man I haven't been all in with a Nintendo system since SNES.  Every system since then found a way to disappoint me.
The Gamecube was the biggest disappointment for me, but I hated the Wii a lot too. I felt like the motion controls made Skyward Sword unplayable.

My son plays the WiiU because it's his. I haven't given it an honest shot but I have no desire too. I think about WiiU games I want to play but overall I'm just meh about it all.
I'd say I could play VC but even then I think those games are better left as childhood nostalgia.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 13, 2017, 02:40:07 PM
Parents are going to kill their kids if they lose the JoyCons and have to shell out fucking $80 to replace them. 

I'm betting this turns out like the 3DS and this thing is $250 by Christmas.  Then I might look into this.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on January 14, 2017, 02:49:37 AM
So is it true that the free games will only be available the month they are free and then you have to pay to use it past that month? If so that's shitty. Nintendo can't get out of their own way with this silly bullshit.

I just want to play Mario and Zelda on a normal system with a normal controller like I could back in the day. But they insist on gimmicky bullshit.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on January 14, 2017, 03:41:50 AM
I just want to play Mario and Zelda on a normal system with a normal controller like I could back in the day. But they insist on gimmicky bullshit.
If you didn't play Twilight Princess on the Gamecube, get it for the WiiU.

The only game at launch I want to play is Zelda and if its going to be the same game on the WiiU, I'll probably hold off.  I never trust Nintendo's release dates, so I'm not confident the only other games I really care about (Splatoon, Mario) will come out when they say it will.  Arms kind of looks interesting, too, I guess.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on January 14, 2017, 08:34:11 AM
So is it true that the free games will only be available the month they are free and then you have to pay to use it past that month? If so that's shitty. Nintendo can't get out of their own way with this silly bullshit.

I just want to play Mario and Zelda on a normal system with a normal controller like I could back in the day. But they insist on gimmicky bullshit.

Yep, you're renting them for a month.
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Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on January 14, 2017, 09:09:01 AM
I unfortunately played Twilight Princess on Wii. I got through it but Skyward Sword was just so unplayable.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on January 30, 2017, 11:58:43 AM
Got my hands on an NES Classic.  I can see why crazy people would plunk down 2-3x the price for one as it is a massive nostalgia dose.  Now I'll finally get around to play the original Metroid though I spent the most time today playing Tecmo Bowl surprisingly.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on February 01, 2017, 07:33:40 AM
So there's a program out there that will let you put basically the entire NES library on the Classic, but I'm a weenie when it comes to that stuff and I'm afraid I'll brick the damn thing. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: claydude14 on February 02, 2017, 06:48:20 PM
Get a pre owned Wii they're easy as shit to hack and you can get NES Super NES Genesis and Game Boy emulators easily. The NES Classic controller plugs into the wiimote. Idk why anyone wasted money on the classic to begin with.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 02, 2017, 10:33:47 PM
Well because not everyone knows how to hack a Wii and add emulators to it or where to even start to do such a thing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 03, 2017, 09:05:25 AM
I like the NES Mini because it's a novelty item.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on February 03, 2017, 11:00:25 AM
Well it didn't work anyway.  Oh well.

$60 for 30 old games (a dozen of which are genuine classics) in a cute little miniature shell that seems to be on its way to being a collector's item if they don't put more out, is a great deal.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on February 14, 2017, 06:18:24 AM
Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a $20 DLC "Expansion Pass".

http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/news/special-announcement-from-eiji-aonuma/ (http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/news/special-announcement-from-eiji-aonuma/)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 14, 2017, 08:24:25 AM
Like I knew Nintendo would get on the whole season pass bandwagon but it feels so wrong.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 17, 2017, 12:37:40 AM
They had tested those waters on a few Wii U games already, so this shouldn't be a huge shock to anyone, IMO.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 17, 2017, 12:55:25 AM
Dude gets Switch 2 weeks early, shows off the UI. (http://kotaku.com/guy-gets-switch-two-weeks-early-shows-off-ui-1792450851)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on February 18, 2017, 01:54:36 PM
Well it didn't work anyway.  Oh well.

It worked this time.  Now to finally play through the Dragon Warrior series.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on February 23, 2017, 04:47:39 AM
The Switch won't have the Virtual Console at launch.  Not even the shit they've already released will be available.

What the fuck?  I think they seriously think Zelda is enough for the hardcore and 1-2-Switch will be Wii Sports popular.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 23, 2017, 05:26:11 AM
I'm sorry. I know I've had this opinion before and I know it's not popular around here but I sure hope the Switch is a massive failure. I'm tired of Nintendo's gimmick shit.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CletusVanDamme on February 23, 2017, 05:40:46 AM
I echo a previous statement, would love for Nintendo to go the way of Sega and just make the games. Haven't bought a Nintendo console since GameCube, would love to do play some Mario, Zelda and such but just not enough to drop the coin on one of the systems.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 23, 2017, 06:29:12 AM
I'm sorry. I know I've had this opinion before and I know it's not popular around here but I sure hope the Switch is a massive failure. I'm tired of Nintendo's gimmick shit.

Their pre-order numbers suggest otherwise. That being said, I think that Nintendo takes alternative routes in an effort to innovate is a good thing, even if the hardcore gamer just sees them as gimmicks. I'd rather a gimmicky Nintendo than them just be another console that has all the same games/gameplay as Sony and MS..


As far as the VC goes.. well, if you really want to play VC games, right now, I can build you an HDMI capable RetroPie mini with perfect emulation for under $30 USD. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on February 23, 2017, 06:39:12 AM
I *want* the Switch to be a success, because more viable options is always a good thing.  I just don't think it will be with everything they've shown about it so far.   Obviously the pre-order numbers are gonna look good.  It's a Nintendo console with a Zelda at launch and a Mario on the horizon.  It was never NOT gonna sell out at launch.   It's just a matter as to what they can do after that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 23, 2017, 06:39:50 AM
But if Nintendo had a system on the level of PS/XBox I'd be falling all over myself to give them all of my money to play their 1st party games. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 24, 2017, 05:22:24 AM
I mean, what does it need to have to be on the "level" of PS/Xbox for you? More TFLOPS and GDDR Ram? None of that stuff really makes a difference, tbh, when it comes to first party Nintendo games. Personally, I've always viewed Nintendo as it's own ecosystem within the gaming industry. It's a different experience versus that of the standard consoles and I kinda value that that alternative exists.

I should note that I did not pre-order a Switch, but that I will more than likely be picking one up within the year, once I have enough time to actually sit down and play it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on February 24, 2017, 06:54:47 AM
I'm in the camp of I MAY pick up a Switch before the end of the year, depending on what it's looking like game-wise between now and then, which is a step down from before the official unveiling when I was definitely going to try and get one day one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on February 24, 2017, 07:00:38 AM
I did not pre-order either, but will likely get one in time for Splatoon 2.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 24, 2017, 12:09:29 PM
I mean, what does it need to have to be on the "level" of PS/Xbox for you? More TFLOPS and GDDR Ram? None of that stuff really makes a difference, tbh, when it comes to first party Nintendo games. Personally, I've always viewed Nintendo as it's own ecosystem within the gaming industry. It's a different experience versus that of the standard consoles and I kinda value that that alternative exists.

I should note that I did not pre-order a Switch, but that I will more than likely be picking one up within the year, once I have enough time to actually sit down and play it.

I think what most people mean is having actual third party support. Back in the '90's Nintendo had the best first and third party games:

Now Nintendo still produces quality games but that's basically it when it comes to the Wii/Wii U. Sony has God of War, Journey, MLB: The Show, and all these third party games, it makes their system more impressive.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on February 24, 2017, 01:33:38 PM
I did not pre-order either, but will likely get one in time for Splatoon 2.
This is basically where I am. It'll be the first Nintendo system I haven't bought at launch since the DS but the only game I want to play on it I can play on a system I already have.

I don't want a Nintendo system that's exactly the same as other systems. I can understand why people don't like the "gimmicks", but I like that there's a company out there trying to do something different with video games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on February 25, 2017, 01:26:33 AM
Why do we need to do something different with video games? They're fine the way they are.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on February 26, 2017, 02:01:06 PM
Things always need to evolve.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on February 27, 2017, 08:19:56 AM
Looks like Nintendo's doing a soft launch now for the hardcore fan crowd and then gradually expecting the general public/skeptics to pick it up over the course of the year as more titles appear and most likely close to the holidays when Mario Odyssey comes out.

I can't realistically see myself getting it before then, unless that Spike Chunsoft announcement this week really is them saying they're releasing a new Fire Pro Wrestling for the Switch as has been speculated.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on March 02, 2017, 04:39:56 AM
So the new Zelda seems to be crushing it in terms of reviews. 98 on Metacritic after 56 reviews (last I saw) with all of them pretty much saying "yeah, Nintendo just raised the bar on open world games". Which is deep praise since Witcher 3 supposedly just did that (which I haven't played yet).
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on March 02, 2017, 07:14:41 AM
For the eternity it spent in development, it had better be nothing short of a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on March 02, 2017, 08:52:31 AM
I'm very sad I won't get to play the new Zelda. *sigh*
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on March 02, 2017, 08:58:43 AM
Buy a Wii U.

The last few console Zelda game have all gotten great reviews and then some time has passed and people seem to cool off on them.

I can't remember the last game I was this excited to play, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on March 02, 2017, 10:08:11 PM
My son has a Wii U. I don't really want to sit in his room and play on his tiny TV.
Plus my living room is set up in a way I can't be directly in front of the tv or sensor bar.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 03, 2017, 12:31:36 AM
Why do we need to do something different with video games? They're fine the way they are.
Are you sure you're not 65+ years old? ;)

Also, lmfao: http://kotaku.com/looks-like-a-gay-pornstar-is-in-the-nintendo-switch-1792930016
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on March 04, 2017, 10:44:22 AM
Picked up Breath of the Wild for WII U.

Game's amazing. Stuff like rupees and hearts feels much more earned, you can climb basically everything, and its the biggest game world that feels completely interactive friendly outside something like Minecraft. The resemblance to Skyrim is there, but with much more fun combat and a beautiful looking landscape that feels less sterile than the former's world.

I know this one had a long development, but its honestly such a leap from stuff like Skyward Sword (BOTW improves a lot of the flawed gameplay ideas there), it makes me wonder what on earth they can do to improve the formula.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 04, 2017, 01:34:05 PM
How does it perform on Wii U? I heard it had a really bad frame rate..
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on March 04, 2017, 01:54:53 PM
How does it perform on Wii U? I heard it had a really bad frame rate..

I'm not the ideal guy to ask as stuff like dropped frames is something I don't notice unless its particularly bad, but I didn't really notice any significant problems while playing. Chances are if its an issue, I'll notice it more the shine wears off; at the moment just taking in the draw distance and consistent lighting has left me pretty satisfied graphics wise.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on March 04, 2017, 02:19:13 PM
I've noticed quite a bit of frame rate issues. I can deal with it since I don't want to buy a new system to play one game, but it is quite noticeable at some points.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on March 04, 2017, 04:51:52 PM
Are there any gimmicky controls to it?

Skyward Sword was virtually unplayable fur to the motion controls.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on March 04, 2017, 10:41:35 PM
Are there any gimmicky controls to it?

Skyward Sword was virtually unplayable fur to the motion controls.

Nope. You play with a pro controller or the gamepad, and the latter's touchscreen isn't even used for the game either.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on March 05, 2017, 01:50:25 AM
The box says that you can play with a Wii remote and nunchuck, but I don't see any alternate control schemes in the options menu anywhere. I've been playing with a Pro controller and the game is just acting as if I'm using the Gamepad.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on March 05, 2017, 07:49:50 AM
My buddy isn playing WiiU and he said it sprung janky motion controls on him in a temple.  Fuck you Nintendo. .Guess I'll never get to play my favorite series' best game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on March 14, 2017, 12:42:43 AM
My God, I've died as much as I have in Demon Souls in Breath of the Wild. Also, fuck Guardians.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: fazzle on March 14, 2017, 08:00:13 AM
My buddy isn playing WiiU and he said it sprung janky motion controls on him in a temple.  Fuck you Nintendo. .Guess I'll never get to play my favorite series' best game.

I'm guessing he's talking about the tilt puzzle temples.  It's literally for less than 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on March 19, 2017, 03:39:35 AM
Wow
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-17-wii-emulator-is-so-accurate-you-can-buy-games-from-the-wii-shop-channel
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 28, 2017, 01:04:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DUjaCLs_I4
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 12, 2017, 02:42:02 PM
Splatoon 2 looks to be dropping July 21st.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 13, 2017, 05:45:29 AM
Nintendo is no longer going to produce the NES Classic. What a dumb company.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 13, 2017, 08:50:11 AM
Nintendo is no longer going to produce the NES Classic. What a dumb company.

I picked up one for me and one for my brother in the last week. Was shocked to see them in stock. They were going for $120ish on eBay lately. But since this news they're back over $200.

Ps. Super easy mod to add 600 games. Very cool. Now I just need to see if I can add master system games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on April 13, 2017, 09:29:05 AM
Yeah I put basically every NES game I was interested in on it....and haven't touched it in like two months.  Nice to have, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 13, 2017, 10:40:26 AM
I've never seen a company so out of touch with their market.. Unreal. They should partner with WWE.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 14, 2017, 02:58:40 AM
When the thing was announced I assumed it was just to continue their streak of putting out a new piece of hardware every year, so discontinuing it now just affirms that theory for me.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on April 19, 2017, 02:26:53 AM
Guess what you won't be able to find at Christmas this year:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-04-19-sources-nintendo-to-launch-snes-mini-this-year
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 19, 2017, 03:25:43 AM
Well so much for my theory.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: starvenger on April 19, 2017, 04:09:56 AM
The inevitable mini N64 better have No Mercy on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 19, 2017, 04:11:23 AM
Highly unlikely.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CletusVanDamme on April 20, 2017, 09:22:21 AM
Debating ordering the Switch bundle coming out next month with Zelda+season pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 128gb microcard for $499...no word on new batch of non bundle Switch consoles coming and Zelda is a def buy for me and Mario Karts are usually fun so this looks like a good one...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CletusVanDamme on April 23, 2017, 01:06:41 PM
Debating ordering the Switch bundle coming out next month with Zelda+season pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 128gb microcard for $499...no word on new batch of non bundle Switch consoles coming and Zelda is a def buy for me and Mario Karts are usually fun so this looks like a good one...

So much for that, already sold out, this extremely limited release quantities is getting annoying...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 24, 2017, 12:35:39 AM
Nintendo gonna Ninten... d'oh.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on April 24, 2017, 11:48:10 AM
I'm not sure why they're having supply problems. They chose the launch date. It wasn't to beat a new Xbox or Playstation console.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on April 24, 2017, 11:57:15 AM
Nintendo has always wanted to make a profit on every single console they sell, so they intentionally restrict their supply so that there aren't a whole bunch of systems sitting on shelves.  If they put out millions of Switches on day one with (let's be honest) only one game worth playing they'd sell a lot, but it would probably dry up after a bit until more games come out.  Here, they are keeping demand high by trickling systems out and pretty much guaranteeing they sell everything they put out for at least the next six months until Mario comes out and the holiday demand starts.

If they are still pulling this shit in November, then they've fucked up.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on April 24, 2017, 11:04:10 PM
Debating ordering the Switch bundle coming out next month with Zelda+season pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 128gb microcard for $499...no word on new batch of non bundle Switch consoles coming and Zelda is a def buy for me and Mario Karts are usually fun so this looks like a good one...

So much for that, already sold out, this extremely limited release quantities is getting annoying...

They're everywhere around here. The two people I know that have one just went to the store  (gamestop and walmart) and picked one up with no trouble.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 25, 2017, 12:43:32 AM
Hey, Dama, go pick me up a Switch.  I'll throw in for a case of beer.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on April 25, 2017, 01:52:07 AM
I'm not sure why they're having supply problems. They chose the launch date. It wasn't to beat a new Xbox or Playstation console.

Launch timing might've been for the end of Nintendo's fiscal year. For as little as I understand that stuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CletusVanDamme on April 27, 2017, 12:20:07 PM
Guess they either got more or had some cancellations so I put my order in, just realized this is the first console I've purchased since my PS3 like 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 02, 2017, 01:04:40 AM
Bit the bullet & bought a Switch from an Amazon seller for $383.  Need to pick up Mario Kart after it shows up.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on May 02, 2017, 03:56:15 AM
Um why? Nintendo still going to be shipping them for many years to come. You didn't need to buy it from a third party. I mean, it's your money.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 02, 2017, 04:08:51 AM
Want to play Mario Kart, and Splatoon 2 comes out in July.  Don't feel like trying to beat the online rush or finding a store with some in stock when the next re-stock is announced.  I can live with spending an extra $70 over retail + tax.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on May 02, 2017, 04:19:27 AM
Blasted Mario Kart. The thing is the bane of my existence.

Also, they fixed the hop boost so it no longer works. So hurray.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on May 04, 2017, 04:31:00 PM
200cc is way too big of an upgrade in everything in comparison to 150cc. Geezus.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 23, 2017, 01:35:49 PM
Oh, yeah, got my Switch.  I seem to be having the left Joy Con issue, so I picked up a Pro Controller.  Add me as a friend, Flik!  Friend code is in the Online Gaming ID thread.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on May 25, 2017, 11:37:57 PM
Oh, yeah, got my Switch.  I seem to be having the left Joy Con issue, so I picked up a Pro Controller.  Add me as a friend, Flik!  Friend code is in the Online Gaming ID thread.

So my case of beer is off the table?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 26, 2017, 01:30:13 AM
You had your chance!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on May 26, 2017, 01:40:13 AM
You had your chance!

I won't forget this.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 26, 2017, 01:51:55 AM
Fucking hell, Monster Hunter XX is coming to the Switch. I guess I'm getting one of those now.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 02, 2017, 12:07:01 AM
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-details-switch-online-service-will-be-20-yea-1795743981

Nintendo Switch's online service will be launching in 2018 at a cost of $20/year.  They will also offer 1-month subs for $4 and a 3-month sub for $8.  Voice chat & online lobby features will be available through a smartphone app, a free limited version of which will be available for download this summer.

Quote
Nintendo adds that subscribers will get free versions of classic games with added online features, citing Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario as examples.

“Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will have ongoing access to a library of classic games with added online play. Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription.”

Nintendo adds: “Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to play a wide variety of classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario. More games will be announced at a later date. At launch the classic game library will include NES games. Super NES games continue to be under consideration, but we have nothing further to announce at this time.”

It remains to be seen whether this classic service will replace Nintendo’s traditional Virtual Console, which allowed fans to buy old games on 3DS, Wii, and Wii U. When asked about the Virtual Console’s future, Nintendo offered: “We have nothing to announce on this topic.”
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on June 18, 2017, 10:29:21 AM
Just bought a Switch. I think it'll just sit there for the most part until Splatoon comes out, but its the first time in months I've seen one in stores so I grabbed it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on June 18, 2017, 12:43:24 PM
Friend me.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on June 18, 2017, 02:10:52 PM
As soon as I take it out of the box.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: treble on June 23, 2017, 01:59:44 PM
The Switch is uncomfortable as a handheld.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 06, 2017, 04:09:10 AM
Nintendo Switch online phone app launches 7/21 along with Splatoon 2. (http://kotaku.com/the-nintendo-switch-phone-app-goes-live-with-splatoon-2-1796675676)
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 07, 2017, 04:39:35 AM
So I sold my old OnePlus One (phone) for $200 and turned in a bunch of spare change I had from coffees, etc over the past few years, which came out to $245. Realized I had enough to get a Nintendo Switch. I found one BNIB with receipt on Kijiji and am now enjoying Breath of the Wild. So damn good. :D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 07, 2017, 05:22:17 AM
I've traded in about $400 worth of stuff to GameStop lately for Switch ammo. Just stuff that's been sitting around the house, unplayed, forever. Some decent trade value and a nice bump with trade promotions.

So when they get one in I plan on getting the switch. Mario kart. And an extra controller. I don't like the current bundle package.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 07, 2017, 07:00:41 AM
Friend me dubq.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 07, 2017, 03:36:15 PM
Just thought of something...

(http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/587a35d1ee14b63e338b6aff-1200/super-mario-odyssey.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LRrcJBi.png)

BAH GAWD THE EVOLUTION OF MARIO THAT GAMEPRO PROMISED US IN '94 IS FINALLY COMING
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on July 07, 2017, 04:14:19 PM
I didn't know that beta existed and I used to follow all the N64 coverage before it launched.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 19, 2017, 01:58:26 AM
Switch App is available for download ahead of Friday's Splatoon 2 release. (http://kotaku.com/1797040718)  Can't do anything with it yet apart from signing in, however.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 21, 2017, 03:22:36 PM
The snes classic went live on Walmart.com for preorder a bit ago. It's either sold out or the link is busted. I was able to get one, but looks like it was gone before I could make a post here about it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Pro Bowler" Benjy "Ball Return" Roberts on July 23, 2017, 03:17:29 AM
I managed to get one because the link was posted on FAN, but people are getting their pre-orders cancelled because of the demand.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 23, 2017, 03:23:16 AM
I managed to get one because the link was posted on FAN, but people are getting their pre-orders cancelled because of the demand.

I've heard. Hope it's not the case for mine. No email yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: "Pro Bowler" Benjy "Ball Return" Roberts on July 26, 2017, 08:20:07 AM
Mine got cancelled.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on July 26, 2017, 08:47:07 AM
Mine too. Kind of fucked up that we've gotten to the point where confirmed pre-orders are being canceled because Nintendo's plain clueless in regards to supply and demand of this thing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on July 26, 2017, 09:08:21 AM
You'll line up at Target at 3 in the morning and like it. - Nintendo
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on August 15, 2017, 03:11:55 AM
Okay I'm going to ask some stupid basic questions. My son is just begging me for a Switch. I'm thinking about getting it for him for Christmas because they might have a bundle. But he just got a Wii U in July 2016. So I feel like I've wasted the Wii U. Oh well. I do have some questions about it though:

1) is it backwards compatible with Wii and Wii U games?

2) does it do Netflix and Hulu without having to pay for a Nintendo Online subscription?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on August 15, 2017, 03:47:09 AM
No backwards compatibility.

As far as I know it doesn't have any streaming apps yet, at least not in America.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Damaramu on August 15, 2017, 03:55:28 AM
So I'd basically be buying it for him to play Switch games only?

Well I guess I could hook it up simultaneously with the Wii U so he can use that for streaming and old games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on August 15, 2017, 06:44:06 AM
So I'd basically be buying it for him to play Switch games only?
There is no optical drive on the Switch, so it is definitely not bwc.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 21, 2017, 05:16:22 PM
SNES classic orders went live on Best Buy for a few minutes. Gone. I wasn't able to get one this round
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on August 22, 2017, 06:54:51 AM
Nintendo is just flat out adorable with this stuff.  I'll just try to get lucky on Amazon like I did with the NES.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on September 12, 2017, 04:14:43 AM
https://kotaku.com/nintendo-bringing-back-the-nes-classic-in-2018-1803771394

NES Classic coming back in 2018, and more SNES Classics to be shipped 9/29.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on September 12, 2017, 06:11:28 AM
So, there will be 5 additional NES's released into the wild, and there will be 22 SNES's instead of 20?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on September 12, 2017, 07:59:25 AM
Pretty much.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on September 12, 2017, 12:37:33 PM
So you will only have to beat two people to death instead of four.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on September 29, 2017, 03:05:34 AM
I checked Brickseek around 8:20 today and it said my Target had 80 units in stock. I decided to go because I thought they wouldn't be all sold out. I went to a vacant electronics counter and the employee was on the phone with someone asking if they had it in stock. She told them that they were at the Customer Service desk. I headed there and they told me they were going move the cage with all the Classics to electronics section. There was a line forming behind me as they moved them from one end of the store to the other. I was the first to checkout at the counter.

 ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 29, 2017, 03:10:06 AM
Got mine at Gamestop today. They had 7 available. Pulled in at 9am, there were a couple cars. Someone got in line at 9:30, I got behind them, and then everyone got out of their cars. Easy breezy. And I had Gamestop credit, so it didn't cost me anything.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on September 29, 2017, 03:14:22 AM
Post your Switch ID codes in the gaming ID thread!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Edwin on September 29, 2017, 01:25:44 PM
So should I get a Switch if I'm not terribly interested in Zelda right now? I still need to play all the Witcher 3 DLC and Horizon Zero Dawn, so I'm probably not gonna leap right into another open world game like Breath of the Wild.  But Mario Kart, Splatoon, Kingdom Battle, and Odyssey in a month all look like wonderful changes of pace.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Nymyzys on September 30, 2017, 05:37:33 AM
My wife and I were vacationing at Myrtle Beach for the better part of this past week.  We stopped for breakfast yesterday morning, and I decided I would dash into Target real fast.  Of course, they were sold out.  No big deal.  I wasn't planning to beat myself up if I didn't come across one. 

We drove to the next parking lot where there is a Best Buy.  There were about 15 people in line, and the store was set to open in about 10 minutes.  We decided to go ahead and get in line, and if we got lucky, we got lucky.  About 5 minutes after we got in line, an associate came outside to pass out 3 hour hold tickets, and we were able to get one.  For all the shortages I've read about, this guy had a large stack of tickets in his hand.  The systems were in a sliding door closet behind the cashiers.  When the cashier opened the door to get our system, I counted no less than 8 stacks of systems, at least 10-deep. 

With this being a tourist town, maybe they were sent more than the average store, but they had more than enough to go around.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on September 30, 2017, 06:47:20 AM
I think everyone who wants one will eventually get one.

It's funny cause I had a friend preorder his from Walmart and I think he's getting it next Friday.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on October 23, 2017, 07:20:43 AM
Managed to get in when gamestop had yhem online today, so unless my order gets cancelled I'll have my SNESZ classic soon. I am absolutely hacking it to add Chrono Trigger.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on October 27, 2017, 01:41:10 PM
If I didn't already buy a PS4 this year and need to curb my spending for a while I'd get a Switch for Odyssey alone.  They seem to be easier to find now since I was at Best Buy last week and saw like four of them sitting on the shelf.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: CletusVanDamme on October 27, 2017, 09:47:35 PM
If I didn't already buy a PS4 this year and need to curb my spending for a while I'd get a Switch for Odyssey alone.  They seem to be easier to find now since I was at Best Buy last week and saw like four of them sitting on the shelf.

Probably sent out a new batch with SMO as they have a new bundle that goes along with it. Got my copy of it yesterday, didn't get to play much as season 2 of Stranger Things ate most of the day but dug the bit that I saw so far alot.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on January 11, 2018, 02:32:20 AM
Today's Nintendo Direct Mini. There's a list of everything with timestamps in the video description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_u7g5BlfiY
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: AnonymousBroccoli on March 08, 2018, 10:38:46 AM
Today's Nintendo Direct. Like last time, list of everything with timestamps in the video description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFna-Z1MjU
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: KingPK on April 12, 2018, 03:51:59 PM
I ordered a SNES Classic from Amazon.  I assume it's stupidly easy to add games to like the NES Classic was. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on April 12, 2018, 09:34:26 PM
It is.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on May 31, 2018, 06:53:41 AM
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-31-nintendo-is-releasing-a-gorgeous-hylian-shield-inspired-2ds-xl
(https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2018/articles/2018-05-31-17-49/hylian_2ds.jpg)
So pretty...
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on September 13, 2018, 09:15:11 AM
The Switch is getting a remaster of Katamari Damacy. I look forward to Katamari on the go. And getting that damn song stuck in my head another hundred times.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on September 13, 2018, 10:10:36 AM
The Switch is getting a remaster of Katamari Damacy. I look forward to Katamari on the go. And getting that damn song stuck in my head another hundred times.

It was one of my favorite games on the PS2. I hope it comes out for one of the other systems.

Edit: It's coming to PC too.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on September 13, 2018, 12:28:02 PM
https://kotaku.com/animal-crossing-switch-and-everything-else-from-todays-1829043157

ANIMAL CROSSING COMING IN 2019, aw yeah.

The Switch is getting NES controllers. (https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-is-getting-nes-controllers-1829043070)

The list of the 20 initial NES games available with the launch of the online subscription service (out Sept. 18):

Quote
Nine more will come out in the subsequent months. Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, Super Dodge Ball arrive in October, followed by Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee, a vertical-scrolling shoot ‘em up never previously released in North America, coming in November. Finally, Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo close out the year in December.

The controllers will apparently only be available to Nintendo Switch Online members, limited to one pair per paid account. There’s also not a clear release date for them yet, with Nintendo’s website simply saying that shipments will begin sometime around mid-December 2018.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on October 04, 2018, 01:18:25 AM
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nintendo-plans-new-version-of-switch-next-year-1538629322

Quote

    TOKYO— Nintendo Co. plans to release a new version of its Switch videogame console next year to maintain the sales momentum of the device, according to suppliers and others with direct knowledge of the plan.

    Sales of the Switch, introduced in March 2017, are still solid but are no longer delivering the favorable surprises that marked the machine’s first year on the market. Nintendo shares, which rose sharply last year, have trailed the broader stock market this year. The move to update the Switch suggests the Kyoto, Japan, company is moving quickly to ensure its flagship product doesn’t lose competitiveness.

    Nintendo is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the upgrade and weighing the cost of the features, people with knowledge of the discussions said.

    One option is improving the display, they said. The current Switch uses a lower-end liquid-crystal display without some technologies that are standard in more recent smartphone LCDs.

    Updating the display with these technologies would make it brighter, thinner and more energy-efficient. The updated Switch isn’t expected to adopt the organic light-emitting diode or OLED panels used in Apple Inc.’siPhone X series.

    Nintendo is looking to release the new Switch in the latter half of 2019, perhaps as soon as summer, the people said.

    A Nintendo spokesman declined to comment.

    Between its introduction last year and June 30 of this year, Nintendo sold 19.7 million units of the Switch, a pace that compares favorably with Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4, the most popular console among the current generation of videogame players. The Switch can be used both as a living-room console and as a portable game machine.

    Nintendo has said it wants to sell 20 million units in the year through March 2019, and analysts say they expect sales roughly to match that goal assuming some popular software titles planned for late this year arrive on schedule. Nintendo has said it plans to introduce “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Dec. 7.

    Videogame makers generally come out with new consoles every five to six years, and it is common for them to update the devices in the middle of their life cycles to keep the momentum going. Sony introduced the PlayStation 4 in November 2013 and updated it with a less-expensive version in September 2016 and a high-end model two months later.

    A new Switch would follow that pattern. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who created many of its top games and now holds the title of creative fellow, said in February he wanted the Switch’s life cycle to be longer than usual, suggesting next year’s update of the hardware may not be the last.

    The upgraded Switch would likely share many features with the current version and be compatible with existing Switch game software.

    Software makers and others in the industry are watching whether Nintendo will clarify the future of its hand-held 3DS videogame device when it decides on the next Switch.

    Nintendo has said it would keep selling 3DS machines because they are a safe and affordable option for children. But new game releases for the platform have been declining and some popular franchises, including Nintendo’s own “Pokémon,” moved to the Switch this year.

    An executive at one software maker said the 3DS was increasingly overshadowed by smartphones that are well-suited to portable games. He said he was waiting for a “clear message” from Nintendo about what it would do with the 3DS series when it puts out a new Switch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: DorianS on October 04, 2018, 03:32:41 AM
The 3DS should be dying off right about now, really.

Also, I was expecting them to introduce a more energy saving Switch because what else were they going to improve on other than that? I mean, graphics, sure, but then you are upping the price more.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on December 09, 2018, 03:50:28 PM
I only have my 3ds cause of flash carts for SNES and gba Roms.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 30, 2018, 04:26:54 PM
Just got a Switch.  Hooked it up tonight and tried Super Mario Odyssey for a while. Debated starting a thread for it, I may still when I gather my thoughts.

I ordered a few games off the GameStop Buy 2, Get 1 sale online the other day - Zelda, Mario Kart and Kirby.  Had debated getting Donkey Kong the past few days with some other stuff but it isn't available online anymore and the closest store is a bit further away than I feel like driving with the couple holiday days right now.

I had picked up NBA 2K18 off of Amazon super cheap and WWE 2K18, though I am thinking about getting rid of the WWE one already since I found out the eShop has the Digital Deluxe for only $22 right now.  Was thinking about getting the WWE and the Mario/Rabbids that is on sale right now - though I may want to get Smash Bros too.

Figure the three on the way plus my Mario and NBA may be enough though since I have such a large backlog on my other systems and have the basics down with picking up stuff cheap on the holiday sales.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 31, 2019, 05:25:00 AM
Nintendo just announced that a new Mario Kart game for iOS and Android will be released this summer. I'm excited even though Super Mario Run was a massive disappointment.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 01, 2019, 02:50:39 PM
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/nintendos-next-switch-model-will-reportedly-shrink-the-size-cost-features/

I guess a portable only system would work. If this does get released, I'll see if the current models go on sale.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: TheSSNintendo on February 13, 2019, 09:11:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-_XfDGgDw
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 13, 2019, 01:39:15 PM
There was a rumor it was going to be a 3DS game. It makes sense for it to be on the Switch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 14, 2019, 09:53:26 AM
I'll buy it, but they've gone even further with the weird-ass Link Between Worlds visual style and I'm not really a fan. I'm also perplexed by the incongruity between the opening cinematic and the gameplay footage. I wish the game looked more like the cutscene.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 15, 2019, 12:45:14 AM
I'm not a fan of this visual style at all, either. I'd have preferred a retro Link to the Past look, myself.

Also were there always Mario villains in that game?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on February 15, 2019, 05:20:36 PM

Also were there always Mario villains in that game?

Yes
https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Blooper
https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Goomba
https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Piranha_Plant
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: THE TUGSTER on February 21, 2019, 09:26:48 AM
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Smues on March 20, 2019, 03:55:43 AM
We're getting a Zelda game for Switch made by the company that made Crypt of the Necrodancer?

YES YES YES!
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: BorneAgain on March 20, 2019, 06:59:00 AM
Cuphead being released for Switch has a lot of people speculating what future Microsoft/Nintendo deals could be coming.

Rare Replay on Switch? Banjo in Smash?
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Sabre on March 20, 2019, 05:56:39 PM
Well XBL on switch has been expected to be announced for weeks now. No idea in what capacity but I’m all for it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Chatter v2
Post by: Thrasher on March 25, 2019, 03:56:10 AM
https://kotaku.com/report-nintendo-is-releasing-two-new-switch-models-1833535450

Interesting if true.