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gravy666

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#1 10 years ago

G4 - The Feed - Nintendo Taking June Off If you said the Wii and DS are fail, well ha ha, look who isn't on vacation in June. I think it's pretty awesome for Nintendo. They pretty much rule the gaming market right now, just like the days before the Playstation. Part of it is due to how fucking brilliant Shigeru Miyamoto is. I was reading an article about him in Time Magazine. It said stuff like that the inspiration for Pikmin was his garden, his love of dogs inspired Nintendogs, and that Wii Fit came to be from some trend in his family, where they really got into staying healthy, and Miyamoto wanted to bring that to other people. This is the guy who made that game Donkey Kong. This is the guy who made gaming popular in the first place. He finds inspiration in everyday life. On a side note, I think the article hinted that Mario, gaming's most familiar face, could be left behind. The reason Miyamoto has been so successful is that his games have always been ahead of the competition, doing things that have rarely been done before. Games like Nintendogs have a level of interaction that is apparently a generation ahead of most games on those more powerful consoles. 'Interaction' includes being able to talk into the DS's mic to call your dog. No one else has tried something like that yet. And this is just on the DS. And besides, no other console besides the Wii has senior citizens competing in championships for prizes. I'm not kidding about this, it's all over the local papers. There's at least two Wii Bowling competitions coming up. This next statement should be redundant by now: Hardware doesn't make that much of a difference.




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#2 10 years ago

Awesome for Nintendo. Nice to see someone besides Sony's monolithic obsidian grill and Microsoft's Flaming Box exhibit it's progress and show that maybe people don't always want a hardcore scene.




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#3 10 years ago
gravy666;4362784The reason Miyamoto has been so successful is that his games have always been ahead of the competition, doing things that have rarely been done before.

I wouldn't say that Miyamoto has always been ahead of the competition. He has always been out in front, but not always ahead.

Will Wright of Maxis is also a gaming genius, and lets not forget the folks at Valve software, or Blizzard.

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As for old Mario, I think the move away from Mario as their main character is a good one. It can help to distinguish the new direction that the company is going in. It can also bring in fresher ideas, and experiences.




crisissuit3

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#4 10 years ago

hmmm... i guess im pretty dense. so their not making any games this june?




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#5 10 years ago

good for nintendo but make a super awesome final mario game if your ending the series please /realises tha nintendo will probably never read this




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#6 10 years ago

They never said that they were ending the series.




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#7 10 years ago
Day_Man;4363594They never said that they were ending the series.

What part of "hinting at" don't you understand?




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#8 10 years ago

One has to wonder of the quality that Mario games will have, without them being the Gold standard of Nintendo.

It may be wise for them to drop the Mario franchise altogether, rather than make mediocre games. Mario is a powerful brand name, and it might be time to let it rest for a little while.

The Mario games are starting to get repetitious. Mario Kart 4, Smash Bros 3, Mario Party 8. Nintendo needs some fresh faces.




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#9 10 years ago
Monster_user;4363726One has to wonder of the quality that Mario games will have, without them being the Gold standard of Nintendo. It may be wise for them to drop the Mario franchise altogether, rather than make mediocre games. Mario is a powerful brand name, and it might be time to let it rest for a little while. The Mario games are starting to get repetitious. Mario Kart 4, Smash Bros 3, Mario Party 8. Nintendo needs some fresh faces.

It's going to be hard getting rid of Mario, I'm sure we will see him as a character in future Nintendo games, but he won't be Nintendo's mascot anymore. That reminds me... who could possibly replace Mario? Looks like Miyamoto's gonna spend a few years or so figuring that one out.




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#10 10 years ago
gravy666;4363713What part of "hinting at" don't you understand?

A hint could mean anything.




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