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Erik Aston

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    George Lucas adds a Nooo! to Return of the Jedi Blu-ray (I'm serious)

    in Movies Discussion on 09 September 2011

    It takes two people to paint a masterpiece. One to paint it, and one to shoot him before he ruins it. Somebody needed to metaphorically shoot George Lucas a long time ago. (Someone needs to metaphorically shoot Shigeru Miyamoto today.) I wish I had not got the original trilogy on DVD when I did, but got the unruined version he released a few years later. No chance I want it on Blu-Ray with...

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    Atari announces a new Roller Coaster Tycoon game for the 3DS

    in Nintendo Discussion on 28 August 2011

    Uh, why not just find an old copy for PC? I loved the original game, but I would not play it on a handheld 10 years later. I also wouldn't play it in true 3D. What was ever wrong with isometric view for sims or strategy games? It's much easier....

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    What exactly is considered to be 'Milking'?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 August 2011

    Remember, you can not milk a franchise. You can only milk THE FANS. Milking is not treating the franchise like a milk cow, it is treating THE FANS like milk cows. The great problem is not that some franchise is ruined, the problem is that THE FAN gets ripped off. The ruination of the franchise is an after effect of the fans being pissed. It is looking to get more money out of each fan, rather...

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    The 4 new Nintendo select titles

    in Nintendo Discussion on 16 August 2011

    Mr Khan said: Erik Aston said:Super Paper Mario is a terrible game at any price. I borrowed the game from a friend to play it, and even that felt like a rip-off. I never got the hate for that game, i liked it. Charming like the mainline paper mario games and the ability to choose and alternate different characters kept things nice and varied I could see people being mad at...

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    The Legend of Skyward Sword or how one game took down a whole company

    in Nintendo Discussion on 16 August 2011

    This is NOT a question of quantity over quality or vice versa. You can look at it as a balancing act between quantity and quality if you want to, but that's not quite right either. The right way to look at it, is Nintendo needs to get the highest VALUE out of it's development resources. The VALUE of games is determined by customers, and Nintendo must gauge how much value for customers they are...

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    The 4 new Nintendo select titles

    in Nintendo Discussion on 16 August 2011

    Super Paper Mario is a terrible game at any price. I borrowed the game from a friend to play it, and even that felt like a rip-off....

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    *What Retro Console Should I Buy?*

    in Gaming Discussion on 14 August 2011

    brendude13 said:Either the Saturn or the Dreamcast, these were my favourite consoles as a child, I'm sorry....

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    New Wii U Patents Revealed

    in Nintendo Discussion on 14 August 2011

    "Massively single player" was one of the Spore buzz terms, IIRC....

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    *What Retro Console Should I Buy?*

    in Gaming Discussion on 13 August 2011

    SNES for my money. Though you can't go wrong with N64 or Genesis either....

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    Analyst: "Consumers are showing Nintendo the middle finger."

    in Sales Discussion on 13 August 2011

    RolStoppable said: I completely agree with this. The Super Mario Bros. series basically hasn't evolved much with the same themes and enemies being reused and the additional processing power since Super Mario World hasn't really been used either. In terms of production values Donkey Kong Country Returns is leaps and bounds ahead of NSMB Wii. Also, it ramped up the amount of...

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    Analyst: "Consumers are showing Nintendo the middle finger."

    in Sales Discussion on 12 August 2011

    I would sum up 2D Mario this way: The NSMB games recreated the FUN, but they did not recreate the AWESOME. They need to treat SMB like the premier series in the history of gaming, and make games that focus on just being bloody spectacular. New environments. Jumble up the order of the game instead of just 8 straight worlds. Introduce some new enemies and new boss enemies. Make badass music instead...

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    Prediction: NSMB's successor will launch this year

    in Nintendo Discussion on 06 August 2011

    Anyone remember the old game Sonic 3D Blast? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTssGRcyWio In the mid-90s, when the PlayStation was starting to have some hit 3D games, and the N64 was gearing up to launch and really push 3D at the expense of 2D, all the old 2D platform mascot games were trying to make the transition to the new, 3D world. When Super Mario 64 was shown off, it is said that many of...

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    Man gone a month a 3DS goes to hell in a hens basket, what all did I miss?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 03 August 2011

    oniyide said: Erik Aston said: Those are some pretty terrible examples. First of all, we're talking about Nintendo abandoning their customers, and the games I listed were all Nintendo-published. Secondly, calling a 3D flight game or a sports compilation "non-games" is absurd, as is calling Paper Mario a 2D action/platform game, or listing the Sims or Frogger as...

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    Man gone a month a 3DS goes to hell in a hens basket, what all did I miss?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 03 August 2011

    oniyide said: Erik Aston said:   Do you agree with this statement:? Whether Nintendo is abandoning their customers will be evident just by looking at the games they made for DS vs. what they are making for 3DS. After all, you said this: The direction of the 3DS is to provide not only 1.) the same games they provided on DS plus 2.) some core games that were...

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    Man gone a month a 3DS goes to hell in a hens basket, what all did I miss?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 03 August 2011

    oniyide said: RolStoppable said: oniyide said: How do you know they are leaving the audiences??? THe system just came out, you have no idea what Ninty has coming down the pipe. How about the direction of the 3DS is to provide not only the same games they provided on DS plus some core games that were not able to be done for the DS. Hell that could be a problem itself, maybe...

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    Man gone a month a 3DS goes to hell in a hens basket, what all did I miss?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 03 August 2011

    What a fascinating thread. Having actually watched the history of Wii and DS like I hadn't watched previous systems, and having seen the current Nintendo decline coming, maybe not as early as some, but certainly quite awhile ago, and having learned some of the previous history of gaming and how Wii and DS fits in... This thread is fascinating. People who didn't see this coming either due to...

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    Nintendo Q1 Results

    in Sales Discussion on 28 July 2011

    This is awesome news for old school Nintendo fans. Reggie will be fired following the holiday season. Sometime between January-April. It's still probably too early to guess when Iwata is fired. It could be soon if there's any behind-the-scenes debacle with Wii U, but if the wheels are in motion for Wii U launch, then I don't think he can be fired until Wii U has been given a fair shot....

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    Is it just me or does this look way cooler than it has any right to be??

    in Nintendo Discussion on 08 July 2011

    This looks awesome and it makes me happy. At the same time it makes me sad for Zelda. Why isn't Zelda an open world game anymore? Hopefully Namco takes this further and makes an open world action/adventure game. Basically the same sort of thing, but the world is full of monsters to kill and items or currency to earn....

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    Squarenix considering Dragon Quest X for WiiU

    in Nintendo Discussion on 22 June 2011

    Enix made a mistake by announcing DQX too early. They should be releasing it for PSP. There's nothing wrong with the simplistic view of just releasing your big game for the biggest system late in its life. That's what Enix does, they just made the mistake of doing that for a Nintendo system one too many times....

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    Ladies and gents I feel we have finally come full circle (Nintendo hate)

    in Gaming Discussion on 21 June 2011

    Mr Khan said: You wouldn't have to remember dozens of options because you make your custom kart once (once you've unlocked all the parts options), save it, and move on, especially since it's a handheld game so you won't have to worry about moving it to a friend's console for local multiplayer purposes, and good balancing will hopefully negate any negative impact on the...

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