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Nintendo Believes It Can Win Over Nintendo Fans Who Have Yet To Buy A Wii U With Splatoon

Nintendo UK is confident that they will be able to pull in those Nintendo fans who have yet to purchase a Wii U with its new colourful new IP, Splatoon. Nintendo UK marketing manager Chandra Nair believes that the game will appeal to those Nintendo fans still on the fence about buying the struggling console and could well result in improved sales for Nintendo’s current home console. Whether they will be able to do this remains to be seen, but it will certainly be interesting to watch.

“If you don’t own a Wii U, you need one for this game,” begins Nair. “And Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Smash Bros, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors and so on”

“We’re targeting Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros owners but we’re using this opportunity to talk to lapsed Nintendo fans, too. Wii U has a fantastic software line-up and there really is something for everyone. There are a whole load of non-Wii U owning, lapsed Nintendo fans out there who will be tipped over the edge by Splatoon.”

Thanks, paidenthusiast

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      1. What I mean is, it is not right for Nintendo to be lazy or half-ass features, even if every other dev is. They need to take responsibility for their own work and make sure it is the most complete and best it can be. Ehat other devs do is irrelevant. That’s Nintendo’s philosophy anyway. They need to stick by it.

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      2. And worst of all, Nintendo fans are blindly eating it up which now makes them beyond ridiculous in my eyes. Even if I’m a fan myself, I’m not that stupid to just overlook what Nintendo is doing wrong and right now, I’m ready to step out of their zone, maybe for good.

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      3. From what I hear splatoon isn’t totally finished and there are updates coming in august and such that allow for more options. So if that’s true, then this game isn’t complete.

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      4. alot of things that are going to be unlocked with the updates are actually already on the disc there are maps that are already used in the single player

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      5. They announced it a couple days ago in the direct. You’ll be getting them for free, but for one reason or another you wont get them at launch.

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      6. haha yea honestly it’s been quite a few years since I watched it, I might have to find watch it again soon

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      7. But it’s not ON DISC. It’s just dlc that was announced at the direct. Free dlc.. So what the fuck are you idiots talking about?

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      8. So? MOST of the DLC in 3rd party games aren’t on the disc (except for Capcom) and because of that the Nintendo fan base (not all of them of course) call them gimp, but if Nintendo does it, its ok and anyone’s that calls them out are idiots?

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      9. THATS EXACTLY WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING! 3rd party gimps a game, Nintendo fans loses their shit and curses their name. But when Nintendo does it themselves, it’s now suddenly acceptable?! This calls for a punch in their hypocrite face.

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      10. I don’t freak out for 3rd party DLC if it should have been in the game (like capcom) or if it’s something I REALLY WANT. Like Mortal Kombat X
        Dlc I’m fine with buying. Because there more characters and that expands the gameplay. Mario Kart 8 DLC I am fine with buying as well. But when I freak out it is when they charge dlc for something like the mii costumes.

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      11. Just stuff I have read, but apparently there will be maps and such that are releasing in the coming months after release, as well as other modes and such.

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      12. Meaning they gimped it on purpose for full price at launch for later sales? That’s just like what most third parties are doing to con fools to buy a incomplete hyped game. Now Nintendo has officially gone to the dark side.

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      13. You realise that the extra content they’re holding back is all free right? That’s totally different to devs like EA who hold back half the game and keep it for PAID day 1 DLC.

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      14. And you do also realize that Nintendo is now slowly shifting towards the same dark side of gaming as EA and others? First gimping a hyped game and next is BS DLCs.

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      15. Since when do gamers need to play a game for a month or a few months to get used to it so that they can get ready for the next stuff? That’s insult to gamers skills. That’s a weak defense and worse than the game just being rushed to fill their game drought. Captain Toad was a new experience but it was completed on top and nobody needed months for that. Nintendoland brought some new experiences right at launch but nobody needed months to get used to it. Wonderful 101 brought a lot of new stuff, completed day 1, and not advertised a quarter of how much splatoon has been I might add, and that’s enough listed to make my point. Do you think it’s going to take you that long to get used to splatoon? It doesn’t have all that much new honestly. Goldeneye 007on N64 had paintball mode lol and I’m sure others have done it. Not quite the same as splatoon, that was moreso a joke. But we’ve had tons of shooters, nothing new there, the only thing I can think of is turning into a squid and going through stuff and such. Pretty sure Tony Hawk games had a mode where you had a time limit against a friend and you had to do tricks on different objects to turn them your color and you could change something your friend changed into yours by doing a trick on the same item. Other games may have done something similar but that’s the first that came to mind and that’s a little more complex doing different tricks then just spraying ink everywhere. So yea splatoon is mostly used ideas plus the squid stuff rollec together. It’s not as new as people think if you know your gaming history. So yea again the point of the rant being your reason for adding stuff isn’t a good reason.

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      16. I guess, if that was a reason given by them, but it’s a weak reason if so. It pretty much says “Let’s wait and see if anyone even wants this before we finish all the other stuff for it.”

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      17. That makes it even worse. I wouldn’t mind a delay of it adds more controller options, customizations and FUCKING VOICE CHAT. Then I would reconsider buying it. Now that I know it’s half assed, I’m not going for it and I DAMN Nintendo for doing exactly what the third party has done to deserve hate from Wii U fans which makes them even more fucking hypocrite than ever.

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      18. The game is complete. There’s plenty to do in it on release with more content coming in over the summer.

        Controller options aren’t there because of how much the gamepad is utilized (Touchscreen, Motion Controls). You can come up with ways to have these functions on other controllers, but ultimately, they would feel like a cheap replacement in comparison and would be inefficient in a fast paced game.

        You can customize with clothes. There’s a lot of clothes. That’s about it there.

        Voice chat isn’t a necessity, but it’s a shame for those who really want it.

        So far, it seems like most people who have played the Testfire are set on buying the game, despite knowledge of content or not. Nothing you can do about that.

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      19. I gotta agree with Stanga on this one. Nintendo totally fucked up development. When call of duty offers a more complete gameplay experience than a Nintendo IP, something is seriously fucked up with the world.

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      20. I think Call of Duty is a bad example since it has an established player base and has only added bells and whistles with every installment.

        Splatoon feels complete on a gameplay level. And its gameplay is fun. That’s all I’m saying. I think gameplay should be valued over everything else.

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      21. Well, at least I don’t have to worry about running into you in Turf Wars, lol. I’ll continue supporting the game since it’s a fun game.

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      22. Yea it’s pretty lame dude. I will see more when the game is released to place my final judgement but it’s not looking good. And yea definitely voice chat lol. Don’t even wanna go into that argument again for like the tenth time. Side note, what I find funny is people saying it’s the number 1 game for U on amazon, but it’s also the only game coming out any time soon so there’s no competition.

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      23. And that what makes the fanbase even more pathetic. There’s no other big game coming and Arkham Knight comes a few weeks after Splatoon so that “top Amazon sales” chart is a fluke because there’s nothing else to buy and fans are desperate for a game no matter how stupid it is for cutting voice chat thinking its not needed..they’re fucking morons.

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      24. Yup the top of amazon isn’t impressive at all lol. There’s NOTHING to compete so I don’t see why anyone is bragging. And yea it would be nice to drive in the batmobile, ain’t gonna lie lol. But not on the U sadly.

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      25. You’re all ignoring the fact that this game is already popular with adults, but advertized to children. This presents a problem that Nintendo were conscious of from day 1. They aren’t worried about children in general, they’re worried about children in Japan. I stand firmly with the “Don’t chat, just splat” society.

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      26. Not giving adults the option…IDK, I think they missed out on groups that would have become clans, coulda had a better chance at a cult following if they didn’t entirely omit things that would have turned a “run-n-gun” into something with more strategy. IMO, I can just throw BO2 in my WiiU if I want to just run around without talking to my friends. Actually, I can talk to them in Cod, ME3, BlackList…nevermind. Splatoon is it’s own breed of run-n-gun.

        Nintendo does have the advantage of very little to no 3rd party to compete with. So only older shooters.

        When you’re the only Lemonade Stand in town, people gonna pay for sugar water.

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      27. >>>The problem is that Nintendo keeps saying that they do their own thing while people like you just compare them to PC Master Race or the other 2 imbeciles all the time, Nintendo is not like them, and no I’m not excusing their biggest flaws but to compare them to the others is just gaming suicide>>>

        >>>But once again and this is the last time I say it, if I see them going so down with DLC and Amiibo garbage that makes no sense then I’ll create a new empire>>>

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      28. Except for a 3-month stretch, I have and currently only game on Nintendo devices. I compare with other game developers because Nintendo is supposed to be better. I’m ranting on them because I still care and I want them to be the gaming super-power they can be. It frustrates me to see them continue to throw opportunity to crush the competition down the toilet.

        The day I stop holding them accountable is the day I give up and walk away from Nintendo.

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      29. >>>Yes they should be better when it comes to games, but to complain and boycott a game over voice chat that will have little use in this game is just too much for something so small>>>

        >>>I’ll be keeping my eyes on some people in here and see if they ever start demanding Nintendo for real to include multimedia nonsense to the fullest like the Xbots and Sonyans, that’s the day I’ll leave Nintendo because I don’t want to pay for a console that costs a lot more for features I don’t even want nor care to have in a GAMING machine>>>

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      30. And that’s the major problem Nintendo has. They care more about their Japanese fanbases & give everyone else the shaft 75% of the time even though we are the main supporters of them. Just look at the sales of the Wii U in Japan. It’s horrible when compared to everyone else. 10 million consoles sold & only about 25% of those is of their own people.

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      31. No voice chat, customization and even Gamepad forced with no other controller options like Pro or Wii Remote which fits and recommended best for games like this. Nintendo, I believe, has deliberately gimped and hyped it the same way most hated third parties did for the same reason, meaning Nintendo has now gone dark and the fans even stupider than ever.

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      32. He asked why it’s an unfinished game. Those features aren’t necessary for a complete game. Please specify.

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      33. So it’s unfinished AND gimped and you dumb hypocrite fucks don’t lose your minds and argue like you did with every past gimped 3rd party game? What a naive turn of events.

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      34. Millions of other people will strongly disagree with this comment. Customization & voice chat has become a strong staple of games like these. ESPECIALLY customization.

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      35. I am HOPING, it was not deliberate. I really want to believe it was simply more naive ignorance with a side of stubborness. That’s Nintendo’s way unfortunately. Sabotaging themselves, but I’m not willing to accept that they are doing it deliberately to soak us out of more money later. For $60, those extra features better damn well be free updates.

        If not, then I’d lean towards agreeing with your comment. We’ll have to wait and see.

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      36. Kids can use the web browser to use facebook, twitter or look at porn. They aren’t protecting kids that own a wiiu from anything. Bullying included. They could have had the voice chat defaulted to “off” requiring a parent to turn it on, or for the Mii user to have a birthday of 14+

        Omitting it entirely was a bad decision and didn’t accomplish anything but cutting a chunk off the user base. :(

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      37. Thank you! Some porn sites support HTML5 for videos so in the end, they aren’t protecting children when they don’t even advertise the fucking parental controls.

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      38. With that said, Nintendo is half assing some things if they truly care about protecting children.

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      39. And who the fuck, among friends; PEOPLE WHO KNOW EACH OTHER AND DONT DISRESPECT MUCH, would commit online bullying/swearing? Friends only voice chat would’ve resolve that problem but Nintendo goes beyond drastic measure thinking its a positive move when it’s nothing more than a setback.

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      40. 1) Lack of voice chat does not make it an unfinished game. If voice chat was announced to be arriving in august as free DLC, it would make it an unfinished game.

        2) Your customization point is a result of your ignorance of the game. The gear aspect of splatoon offers more customization in terms of aesthetics than any other shooter in the genre before weapons are even considered. If you’re trying to argue that adding more and more gear over time makes the game incomplete, you’re a moron.

        3) There are other controller options than the gamepad. The point is that all of those other options are automatically inferior because of it’s features that are 100% integral to the game itself which other controllers lack. You can use other controllers, you just have to enjoy losing more often.

        4) You’re vehemently and consistently posting on “mynintendonews.com”, so are you admitting your own stupidity because you’re clearly a fan?

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      41. I don’t see Splatoon as a half finished game. If the game works fine and is bug-free it’s fine by me. Splatoon getting the “extra” features as dlc does not make it a half game.

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    1. If the game does become popular and it does tip the scales for some to buy a Wii U, then that’s that. Nothing you can do about it. You can attempt to predict that outcome given above won’t be correct and there’s a chance you could be right, but in the same sense, you could also be wrong.

      Since I like the gameplay, I’m buying the game. You may accuse me of rewarding Nintendo for their apparent “lack of content,” but really, I’m just rewarding them for a fun game.

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  1. Sorry, Nintendo, I’m a Smash Bros. and Mario Kart fan so I bought a 3DS. :) Splatoon won’t do the trick, I’m afraid. I’m really wondering what Nintendo’s project NX is!!

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    1. You’re a Smash and MK fan but you decided to get the console with inferior versions of each?

      Personally I got the Wii U for Zelda (and Smash) primarily. That game looks incredible and should be enough reason for anyone.

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      1. “That game looks incredible and should be enough reason for anyone.”

        …So why aren’t you playing on a ps4 or pc if a game looking good is all it takes to get you? Go play some skyrim lol.

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  2. Since Splatoon remains to be no. 1 among Wii U games on Amazon in all 3 of the major gaming markets (U.S., UK/Europe and Japan), I think it will fare well sales rise but I don’t think it will reach Mario Kart 8 numbers nor Smash Bros numbers. Maybe 3 million lifetime

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    1. Unfortunately there’s not really any competition for it in the near future so it’s not that impressive. We’ll see when it releases what the sales turn out to be.

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  3. hahahaha. Nope.

    If I haven’t bought it by now, there’s not much that will change that. The Zelda delay could easily mean that they’ll do the same thing they did with Twilight Princess. If the new Zelda will be on Wii U and NX, so I might as well just wait for the latter (although I don’t know why they’d bother with a Wii U release as the install base will still be fairly low by the time that game comes out if sales continue as they have been since release).

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      1. Oh, you mean Nintendo fanboys who buy Nintendo shit just because it was made by Nintendo? Yeah those are real gamers, to bad those “real gamers” don’t actually have standards. That explains the market.

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      2. >>>And yet you slaves rather pay for online to play bugged games while your leaders try to invade and take over your lives slowly but surely>>>

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      3. While at the same time, accept Nintendo’s own level of bullshit that, guaranteed, when 3rd parties do the same, you ignite your torches and ready to rampage their shelves cursing their name for not giving options and being lazy. Now that Nintendo is doing it, “oh it’s because it’s Nintendo and I love them”. Fucking fools…

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      4. >>>Nintendo isn’t forcing me to pay online, Nintendo isn’t doing full out DLC to complete a game and Nintendo hasn’t done anything close to the level you claim they have done>>>

        >>>You are just butthurt from your pathetic CN “rewards” and the never ending crying about Voice Chat that isn’t needed to appreciate the game to the fullest regardless of the feature being in it or not>>>

        >>>And you have been infected by these Xbots just like the rest, and Nintendo’s own level of “BS” is not even close to the other’s idiotic garbage>>>

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      5. Because, as other claim, online is a bit crappy but not as much as PSN which I still believe should still be free ATM and Live needs to die.

        Don’t be a fucking idiot. Nintendo Club was a flop but that’s just the icing. No New 3DS option because they wanna capitalize $$$ from XL, a greedy and hypocrite move in my book because all other nations have it, no friends only voice chat for Splatoon when it’s so obviously needed and demanded by SANE people (not counting you), obviously delaying Zelda into 2016 for this NX system, going mobile, letting Wii U quietly phase out too early in its life time thus making its purchase now utterly pointless. The list continues to grow and the fanbase is now getting even more pathetic than ever accepting Nintendo’s BS. Not sure if this is even worth it anymore and now I think it’s time to let Nintendo go because they have now lost their way.

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      6. >>>At least you had a CN you idiot and no one is entitled to create any “fan services” or buying games anyway, you have the cheapest prices in the world, you have the most events besides Japan, you often had games released a lot earlier than EU and the only thing you imbeciles over in that idiotic landmass over there do is complain, complain and complain like spoiled brats>>>

        >>>I’ve never seen such crying over video game in my life, I wonder how it will be when Yellowstone erupts in the near future, the amount of butthurt would cause you to die instantly>>>

        >>>Sane people, you humans are really retarded, your pathetic illusions about Nintendo and your deluded expectations is what made you lose your way, not the other way around>>>

        >>>It would be completely different if they PROMISED you everything you feel is “gimped” and then just took it off the list before release date, now that’s what real gimping is, not your own deluded dreams>>>

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      7. “Sane people, you humans are really retarded, your pathetic illusions about Nintendo and your deluded expectations is what made you lose your way, not the other way around” Social reject confirmed or maybe you’re a kid in a fantasy world you made cause you have nothing better to do with your life?

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      8. Oh the bot is still here acting like a social reject in a fantasy world that he made. Cause they can’t survive in the real world nice.

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      9. >>>Says the one calling itself “Twilight Angel” and is just as annoying as the rest of the mongrel angels you humans believe in>>>

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      10. Wtf is going on here!?!???
        Why tf can’t you just let these persons go their own way??
        If nintendo becomes Mr. Shady But No One Cares here, I don’t care.
        If Nintendo keeps being Disney friendly here, I don’t care.
        If the other companies do jack shit, I don’t care.
        I just don’t care.

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      11. What are you talking about? Nintendo only makes quality products.

        The Nintendo “standard” is top of the line.

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      12. >>>”Gimping” would imply that they promised you voice chat from the beginning and then took it off, but they didn’t, logic flawed>>>

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      13. No no. Don’t even try to excuse it. What about Wii U Pro controller when many thought it was gonna be in it and now realized its Gamepad-forced only? What excuse you got for that one? “Oh, they’ll update it later” meaning that the game isn’t complete and while you would burn and hate any third party game doing the same, it’s now suddenly okay for Nintendo to do it because the fans have proven to be braindead Stockholm victims of Nintendo brand?

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      14. >>>”when many thought it was gonna be in it and now realized its Gamepad-forced only?”>>>

        >>>Once again it’s what people like you assumed, not what they promised nor said,I rest my case>>>

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      15. >>>And clearly you don’t know nor don’t see the difference between Nintendo and the other imbeciles>>>

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      16. Quality, yes.
        But their grasp on what a solid gameplay experience is slipping. :/
        (not gone, but slipping.)
        But yes. If they make a new IP that is very limited in options, it will still be the highest quality, optionless game any dev could make! :D

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      17. Lol. There’s a reason Nintendo fans are loyal – it’s because we’re always given quality games. I wouldn’t be here if Nintendo had ever disappointed me. And it’s true, they’ve NEVER disappointed me. Can you say the same for your favourite game dev?

        My loyalty is a product of tried and true quality game design, not a product of blind optimistic expectations.

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      18. Which is exactly what Splatoon represents. Like Destiny, it’s now a gimped hype game waiting to con as much hyped fools as possible so they can learn that many features are missing and won’t be added until later as paid DLC. Well, good luck not getting fucked on that one.

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      19. >>>Clearly you have not watched the Nintendo Direct regarding Splatoon, your idiotic assumptions about anything is always flawed>>>

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      20. Where on earth did you get paid DLC from? I’m pretty sure they said the extra stuff is coming as free updates.

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      21. MK8 has paid DLC, Smash is starting to roll out it’s paid DLC, it only makes sense based on what we’ve observed Splatoon will follow suite. The first few updates might be free, but when it comes to the features we really want, it will cost us like he said.

        I’ve played as DryBones in MK since he arrived. Guess what. He cost me $8 in MK8 and I was pissed because what Stranga is saying will happen already happened to me. So I don’t think it’s unreasonable to believe it’s going to happen again.

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      22. If they fix the game and don’t charge us for it, I’ll buy it! :D And likely for way under $60 retail. :)

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      23. So you’re not disappointed about the lack of metroid, fzero, star fox (until the new one comes out), oversaturation of increasingly less inspired copy and paste 2D “New” Super Mario games? You weren’t upset about them deciding not to have the Kremlings in the Retro Donkey Kong games? You’re not upset we aren’t getting a true 3D Mario game coming up? You’re not upset about the way they’ve handled amiibos? How they showed us a sniping scope attachment at E3 a few years back for use with the gamepad that, like SO MANY nintendo products shown to us, never see the light of day? You weren’t upset when Nintendo clearly catered to the casul audiene on the wii (Shigsy himself even admitted it so don’t even try to dispute it)? There’s so much more I could list, these aren’t even as big as others I’m forgetting. Point is, if you’ve never been disappointed by anything at all nintendo has ever done, you’ve either forgotten, don’t want to admit it, or haven’t been gaming with nintendo or in general very long. I find it hard to believe any gamer has never been disappointed even once by ANY company, even little things, like your favorite character not being in a game.

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      24. It wasn’t just that. The lack of friend-voice chat, horrible use of the gamepad, local coop not allowing each player to have their own screen, etc. Charging me for my favorite racer was just the cherry on top.

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      25. Actually Nintendo fans have the highest standards out of anyone in the gaming industry. That’s why we are Nintendo fans. Nintendo has spoiled us with quality in a way. You play MK8, Smash, Windwaker, etc.etc., and then try to play some of these half baked third party games, it’s like going from a BMW to a Pinto. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great third party games of Nintendo quality, but 90% of them are not.

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      26. lol. Right. “real gamers”. Nice try, troll. I don’t need to justify my gaming history, least of all to you. Suffice it to say, you’re just another pathetic fanboy who doesn’t have a clue and hides your ignorance with sad attempts at insults. At least Commander tries to spice things up with his stupid role-playing.

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      27. I didn’t studder muthafucka…..I said REAL GAMERS which are Nintendo fans. And I’m a troll? Who’s the asshole coming to Nintendo fan centric sites just to troll? Fuck outta here you weakling and learn how to troll asswipe

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      28. You’re not a troll but you’re a stupid fanboy and that’s sad defending a company who don’t give a flying shit about you. Ha!

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  4. Well, Splatoon at least won over the majority of people who played the demo, but those people already have a Wii U. Maybe if there were more locations with Splatoon demo kiosks it could sway a few buyers who were previously on the fence about buying the system.

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  5. Splatoon is gonna take over gaming.

    Im still not gonna buy it.
    I wish I didn’t buy mk8 and smash also.

    Because no in game voice chat.

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      1. >>>OR just stop complaining like a spoiled brat, that goes to every single one of the crybabies in here>>>

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      2. As long as you stop crying sbout 3rd party stuff. Is this site here for nintendo fans to suck each others dicks all day and praise nintendo? Or to voice opinions and state ideas to make games better? You threw the biggest hissy fit about them going mobile and even left for a few days, only to come back with a new avatar and changed name. THAT’S how much it affected you. So you can complain about what you want but others can’t? That’s why I am number 1 in command at Nintendo and you’re just above commander rank. We need someone who sees the full spectrum of the force to lead us. Not someone blind to their own hypocrisies.

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      3. >>>There is complaining and there is just too much whninng like a baby which is what many of you specially from the US territories do every day>>>

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      4. >.< I'm with Lord Zedd on this one. The lack of voice chat is bogus. *shrug* No matter. I lost interest in Splatoon long before the no voice chat fiasco. Not to mention I'm concerned about the damage to Nintendo itself for dropping a feature that a shit load of gamers would actually want. It's bad enough 3rd parties are tarnishing the Wii U's rep but we also got Nintendo doing some of it, too. :/ It's saddening & frustrating.

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      5. Sure the voice chat has split us up into two sides but both sides still do care about Nintendo.

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      6. >>>Like I’ve said, there is complaining and there is beyond whining like spoiled brats>>>

        >>>It seems that the so called Nintendo fans are demanding the very same crap the other 2 imbeciles put that has nothing to do with experience a game for itself>>>

        >>>Voice Chat is one thing and I don’t care one way or the other, however, just watch and see in the near future how the same idiots will start demanding High Command to implement online fees to play, multimedia nonsense like the Xbots and other movies useless crap features like the Sonyans, just watch>>>

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      7. How do you know it’s just US people? Making a racial thing or a country thing is just not cool. And if you aren’t a human and are better than us all, why would you care who complains more, and why would you sink to that low a level as to compare which country is better or whines more/less?

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      8. >>>Because that’s what many do in here, every time some news is on, “Why not for the US”? “Americans get nothing!”, “NoA sucks”, “Americans never gets anything!” etc etc, I mean really, every damn thread, the same people>>>

        >>>And it’s the unlimited negativeness about the empire and fans that do not complain/complain much that bothers me>>>

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      9. I have seen people from the US complain but I have also seen people from europe and japan complain so I can’t distinguish and I’m not keeping score either lol.

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      10. >>>And I don’t want to single out a country really but it gets easy when people say “when do us Americans get anything?” all the time>>>

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      11. Don’t let them ruin all americans for you. I don’t let the ones from europe or japan give me an idea of the bulk of the populations there. Honestly nintendo fans from any country are their own breed (not saying that’s good or bad lol) so I wouldn’t let a nintendo gamer give me an opinion on the masses. I’m a nintendo gamer in the U.S. and know all kinds of nintendo gamers, cool chill people, uptight nerdy ones, you name it. I blame the fact that there have been so many articles on splatoon and a good portion of them being about voice chat as to why you see the same people complaining. It’s all we have had to read to it’s sparked tons of fights here. Cause nobody will listen to the other side lol.

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      12. Yeah. It’s always the same crap. “Just use Skype or your smartphone if you want voice chat so bad! Quit whining!” This debate is completely one sided.

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  6. People really think nx is months away from being on store shelves? They only mentioned it so morons would know nintendo isn’t going 3rd party.

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    1. That’s what I was thinking! Man, even Iwata said that he unveiled the NX because he didn’t want Nintendo fans to think they will be focused on the mobile business, so it’s a premature announcement, I think it will come out on 2018 or holiday 2017, people don’t really analyze anything, that’s why they hate the global testfire time limits, the delay of Zelda or this, the announcement of NX

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  7. well..still you cant co-op on that game for online..and i see no reason why not nintendo cant do that..its huge fail to have only 1v1 co-op..

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  8. Time will tell. I’ll say this tho. We know it’s best selling wii u game on Amazon. We know that it has capture your attention as a gamer even outside it platform, Like it or not. Nintendo statement is a factual one sooner or later there fan base will explorer either Out of hype or convenient time Me on the other hand pre-order it at gamestop and thinking about switching my order to target or buying my boy one for his bday and take the gun for myself

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    1. The problem is, it’s not hard to be the best selling WiiU game when Nintendo has no competition. I hope the game does well, but being on top of a bunch of Indie games is hardly bragging rights. Sorry, I just have trouble when Logic is at stake, I’m trying to not be negative, but I can’t help myself when there are so many flaws in the logic of how this game was executed. :/

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      1. Here my opinion on that. As the customer, should wii really care how much they sell? Regardless the big N here to stay. We don’t got to worry as long As they don’t forsake they gaming integrity, For a cash grab we straight. It said we given half ass games, are they as it claims? Na so i honesty don’t care how nintendo sell as long they give me game’s to praise they shall be praise and that go for sony too

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      2. I agree with you. We shouldn’t necessarily be overly concerned with how much they sell. A fun game is a fun game. But if it sells well, you can bet you’re ass they’ll make a sequel, or try to repeat what worked in that game. So sales are not important from a gameplay perspective unless you looj at the long-term, big picture. :) You still have good points tho.

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    2. I’d say buy both and return one, keep both bonuses. I got like 3 or 3 bonuses from Smash doing that lol. I’ve never had a problem doing it. Got the free majoras mask pin for Code Name Steam, think I got something else more recently. But yea if you really want both, do that if you can afford to buy both (just remember you’ll be getting money back for one). Then you can both get guns and have a real life splatoon battle lol.

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      1. Actually the gun is for my son. He seem to gravitate to the demo, when i was playing it last. Most likely cause the color, but still it be soming nice he can play with in the summer. And i think i may take your idea sounds like a win win to me lol

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      2. Nice that’s cool that your son will like it, should be fun to play with him. And yea spread the word lol just tell everyone not to be obvious about it, just say you got the game as a gift or something. Don’t go to gamestop or some place and say “Oh I’m preordering just for the bonus then returning it” lol. I highly doubt you would but some people out there you never know lol. Something like that could make the stores catch on and possibly come up with a way around us getting the free stuff…for free lol.

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      3. Thanks man’s. And im spread the words too so they don’t catch on. Its already hard to take that majority of the scalpers is employees and employers. Us gamer’s we need to look out for each other.
        POWER TO THE PLAYERS

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      4. Yea I know man. I hear that a lot of toys r us employees are taking all the lucario amiibos and selling them and stuff like that. Not cool lol. Power to the players indeed!

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    3. Nintendo outsourced its advertising for Splatoon. It isn’t even because of Nintendo that Splatoon is getting so much attention.

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  9. If they really want to sell this game they should stop with the stupid advertisements that are obviously geared towards kids, and aim for other demographics.

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  10. As much as I love Splatoon and the Wii U, I have to say that Splatoon won’t make Wii U sales skyrocket.
    There is a reason why companies rehash game series, and that’s because they allready have a large fanbase that grows bigger with each release, which is why new IP’s struggle a bit often because they have no fanbase.
    I also think most of the people on the fence about getting a Wii U got one for MK8 and SSB4.
    Ah well, still gonna enjoy Splatoon.

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  11. I’m afraid for me Splatoon won’t do it either. I was really anticipating LoZ U, and then it was pushed back. Then with the lack of even teaser info over it, kind of bummed me out. Im still on the fence on the system I suppose, also I can’t drop the 300$ on it just on a whim.

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  12. >>>The most important thing is that I’m getting the game, I don’t care about infidelic cattle nonsense that rather buys secondary slave machines>>>

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    1. How would you feel if the other consoles were releasing a game, and let’s say for example, they released a demo of it beforehand – now, you play this demo and then also find out that if you pre-order in advance, you get a cool skin or little bonus in-game item for your character. Only you then find out that you can only use that for the demo instead of carrying it over to the actual game.
      You always talk about hating on other companies and games for pulling stupid bullshit, but when Nintendo starts doing it, you turn a blind eye or feign ignorance. Even when Nintendo starts really pushing their DLC and other crap like as mentioned above to be in line with other companies, you’ll STILL defend them.

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      1. >>>Once again you’re so wrong>>>

        >>>Unlike the slaves, I don’t buy absolutely everything nor support everything anyone does, including the empire>>>

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      2. >>>And I’ve said this a few times before, if they screw up the NX or destroy the Metroid series by doing the same crap as the Sonyans do with their so called “games” which are really movies in disguise then you can count me out of the empire>>>

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      3. I don’t care if the NX doesn’t have as much graphics power as the PS5 or XB2 as long as they have the amazing gameplay they always have I’ll still buy it. That’s not to say I don’t totally ignore good graphics, I still want the NX to have the same or better abilities than the PS5 or whatever. I’m just saying it’s always gameplay over graphics.

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      4. Gameplay first, but the lack of games due to the system not being as powerful as the other systems has been a noticeable problem for them. 3rd parties aren’t willing to make a second version just for Nintendo. Nintendo can afford to make a beefy system and still have their quality games too. The problem has always been since 64 Nintendo making decisions 3rd parties didn’t like. Cartridge over cds caused square to switch to sony and lots of other companies too. They didn’t like the mini discs on gamecube, and sony had the dvd player so it beat the cube big time. Wii caught a lot of casual people as we all know, but it died off towards the end, and lack of power turned 3rd parties off. Wii U comes out and again went for a weaker system and another controller type that requires it’s own development for games compared to standard controllers. If the U had the power of PS4 and xbone AND the gamepad, 3rd parties might have taken it more serious and maybe even jumped to them. But nobody is excited about last gen graphics on a new system. Anyone who ever says graphics don’t matter is either lying to themselves or hasn’t been gaming very long. Growing up in the 80s & 90s the best new things about a new console generation were what the new controller would look like, how much better the games would look, and how fun the games would be with the new capabilities. You like Yoshi? Well SNES made him possible, otherwise he would have been in Super Mario Brothers 3. You like 3D platformer? N64 and the next gen made that possible. You are tired of 2D mario? Well if we never got more power and such, that’s all we would have today. So don’t anyone kid themselves and say graphics aren’t important and power isn’t important. Gameplay obviously should come first, but they kinda go hand in hand. More power leads to more gameplay capabilities. Anyway I could continue but I’m good lol.

        Sorry I kinda went on a rant and forgot I was even responding to someone, it wasn’t meant towards you or any offense just pointing things out that get overlooked and meant for any gamer to consider.

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      5. i agree with you. I wish that NX can compete power wise with TWO and ps5, i also wish that Nintendo will create a tool or engine of somesort for smaller companies like Konami and SEGA and indies so they can make games cheaper for NX and be profitable. What i wanna see NX to do is to destroy AAA model and cherish innovative fun games.

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      6. Sounds like a good plan to me, let’s hope they have the same idea at Nintendo HQ. I think I remember Iwata saying after the initial weak sales of the U compared to PS4 & 1 that they could no longer afford to be 3rd place and settle. I am trying to find anything about it but sadly can’t so I have no proof of this lol but I think it was either in 2013 or early 2014.

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      7. >>>It’s not going to be called the Xbox Two, it’s going to be called the Xbox Triangle>>>

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      8. >>>We’ll know how much more of a hypocrite you are by then if you still by the NX if it does even worse than the Wii U, slave>>>

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      9. 1. You tell me I’m wrong without a signal bit of evidence or anything to rebuke it with, despite all your past posts and lame rp’ing.
        2. You cherry pick what you want to ignore or are willing to ignore from Nintendo yet when they do similar things that you’ve criticized other companies for, you go along with it because those things aren’t the things that you’ve chosen to make important. Still hypocrisy.
        3. You generalize, yet again, yet fucking again, all other non-Nintendo games, showing yet again your ignorance.
        4. I don’t believe for a second that you’d give up Nintendo if they mess up the NX. Considering, as noted above, how hypocritical you are with smaller issues they’re doing that mirror what other companies are doing, you treat Nintendo in such reverence I’d be shocked if you were true to your word.
        4. If you say you don’t fully support the “Empire” or approve of what they do, you sure have a funny way of showing it (as in, not showing it and not being impartial or unbiased in any circumstance). Also, I didn’t say you buy everything they make. Durr. And while it’s not necessarily a point in your favor to the “I don’t support everything the empire does” argument you make, I’ll give it to you just because it proves a further point: I believe there was one instance where you didn’t approve of the Kirby game because you wanted them to make your Metroid game. So you then proceeded to insult Kirby fans, as if they’re not as great a Nintendo fan as you because they like a different property. That’s even worse, because not only are you hating on other consoles, you’re hating on other fans of Nintendo simply because they don’t like what you like and you want Nintendo to tailor its game development schedule to make you happy. It’s petty, immature, and just downright pathetic.

        Again, our conversation comes down to:
        me: “I have facts and can look at both sides of the table here, applying criticism across the board.”
        you: “lalalalala NOT LISTENING LALALALALA” with your hands over your ears.

        Looking forward to your asinine roleplaying responses, though. Cheers.

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      10. >>>I find it so amusing that many of you know the truth and yet still follow the false path, and if you don’t believe in what I’m saying then that’s your own problem>>>

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      11. Aha, consistent as always with your bullshit and deflection when you know you don’t have a foot to stand on. “I don’t have to back up anything, whatever I say is right and everyone else is wrong.” Holy crap, dude, unless you’re still living with your parents or in a home for the mentally ill, I don’t know how you’ve survived this long in the world with that mindset.

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      12. I find it more amusing that you keep deflecting and making up bullshit responses to cover for your ineptitude. “You can’t comprehend what I’m saying but I’m only saying that because I can’t provide any actual intelligent discussion or rebuttal, I don’t need to explain it even if I could, because I don’t. lalalala!”
        Delusional, to boot. You’re just a treasure trove of surprises.
        You’re posts also are a great real-world application of fallacies in arguments, including: argument from (personal) incredulity, (shifting the) burden of proof, fallacy of composition, the list goes on. If your posts could be visualized as pictures they’d end up on those hilarious “biggest fails” articles on buzzfeed and the like.

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      13. Ha, oh hey let’s also add the “moral high ground” and “proof by assertion” (what little of the proposition you have to begin with) fallacies. You’d make a great subject for a college mid-term paper, but not for the right reasons.

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      14. >>>I have a feeling that most of you that hates me are autistic because you sure do behave like that>>>

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      15. Wow, dude. wow. So not only are you an unintelligent arrogant fool, your previous ramblings on this site showed your bigotry to others, and now this? Even if I was autistic, generalizing everyone who may be on the spectrum and assuming that they all behave the same is just….wow. It’s so pathetic and just highlights your ignorance. Your roleplaying bullshit may be amusing at times because it’s such a trainwreck to behold, but when you start taking it into the real world and not just attacking autistic people, which several of my friends are, but also thinking that just because someone doesn’t agree with you or is on the same page as you that you can make the wrongful link between autistic and somehow being of lesser intelligence…wow.
        If anything, you’re the one lacking intelligence, you’re the fool who doesn’t know how to argue or discuss things logically (yet again, more fallacies including “I”m better than you, you wouldn’t understand so I won’t even bother”, which isn’t valid since what you’re probably withholding based on “holier-than-thou” mentality is complete bullshit, or doesn’t exist at all and you just don’t have any valid response, go-fucking-figure), and you hide it behind your massively inflated ego to compensate for the fact that you don’t have any way in which to validly discuss or argue those things.

        Go fuck yourself. The world is literally better off without people like you.

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      16. >>>And please refrain from posting entire biographies about me, I don’t even care about reading all that rambling with no point to make>>>

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      17. And no, people that hate you don’t do it “because they’re autistic”, you dumbass. It’s because you’re a petty, immature, hypocritical piece of shit that couldn’t argue his way out of a box with valid reasoning or logic.

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      18. >>>You call me hypocritical yet never state why, you’re the little angry peon here>>>

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      19. >>>Like Stranga, your hate for Nintendo has turned you against me now as well because you are all so butthurt over video games and then you all tell me to “get a life”, I have a life in any realm that’s beyond better than any of yours because at leas tI’m not whinning like a spoiled brat>>>

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      20. I don’t hate nintendo and I’m not against you or anyone, I just think you are being unfair in that you think you can complain about what you want but others can’t complain about what they want. There has been like hundreds of articles on here about splatoon, half of them about voice chat. There hasn’t been anywhere near that many articles about nintendo going mobile so you haven’t had much to type your complaints on.

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      21. >>>Even if there was, I’m done with my complaining about it, I hate it, period, I don’t need to go on about it any longer>>>

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  13. They fucking lost there minds lol love Nintendo but it’s obvious they only care about marketing to kids. Hence that fucking squid kid commercial and all the amiibo shit

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    1. >>>And yet you have the Wii U and 3DS, the empire doesn’t care whether you like the games or not, you are already ours to command at will>>>

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      1. You’re already half-way there. Just make an avatar and become one of us…one of us…

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  14. That could have been true Nintendo. It could have been true. Too bad the reason those Nintendo fans lapsed are for reasons half of us are sadly skipping this game. :/

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    1. You shouldn’t skip a good game just because it has tiny flaws, if you enjoy it but the game, point out the flaws, and when they make a second one hope they fix it. Nowadays Nintendo seems to be looking at fan criticism and trying to improve, but if you don’t support the game they won’t ever improve, or maybe even make another.

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      1. It’s a catch 22. If I support the game, I feel like I’m saying, “Sure. Ignore me. I’ll buy it anyway.”

        I see what you are saying sorta. But I feel like we keep getting burnt. I have a friendlist, and it’s really just a tease. :/

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      2. Genuinely serious question here that I’d like more info regarding – what improvements has Nintendo chose to work on based on fan criticism aside from then acknowledging to try to make more Amiibo?

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      3. I can think of a few, however unrelated or seemingly-trivial.

        1. We’ve been asking for a new Star Fox for years after Assault and Command were mediocre and threatened the series’ future. Now, this year, we’re getting one.
        2. Yes, they admit they royally screwed up the whole amiibo thing. Once we see effort towards fixing it, I’ll believe it.
        3. The Smash character poll. Finally, we, the players and the community, have the chance to decide who WE want to see in Smash, and the candidates are several (vote Krystal, Sylux, K. Rool, and Rayman, BTW).
        4. (this one is subjective but don’t take it away from me) a hint towards another F-Zero game after 12 years. Miyamoto said we’ll get another F-Zero once they “come up with the right controller.” To me, that says “it’s planned, but that’s all for now.”

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  15. If it included voice chat and a more fleshed out local multiplayer, sure. Odds are better with Fatal Frame and Star Fox. Also a new first person Metroid if they ever make one.

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  16. to be honest, I don’t trust Nintendo UK who have done a bad job at advertising their products. You will ave one ads on channel 5 or ITV4 between 12h00 and 13h00 during the week and that’s it… for those non UK they are garbage channel that few watch when they want to watch dry paint. The demographic is OAP only cause the rest of the population is either at work/school or doing something else more interesting……

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    1. Same here most of the time. US commercials are hit or crash-and-burn… Well… At least it’s fun to watch the flame wars create by our great empire.

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  17. Smash Bros. Wii U and Mario Kart 8 didn’t save it? Both of them are pretty popular… I think Nintendo could be doing better, but Splatoon is only helping it a bit.

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  18. Splatoon is NOT a console saving game. It’s just not. Even if it’s good, it’s not THAT good. I mean, all you do is run around spraying ink all over. How great is that? I’d rather play Super Mario Sunshine and spray the FLUDD jet pack.

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  19. hellll noo this game isn’t even going to save the wii u lol. zelda u would do the job better than splatoon.

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  20. Nintendo is being delusional here(if not a bit arrogant,but neither is anything new).If people,especially the already fans of Nintendo,didn’t buy a Wii U for the games Nair mentions,what makes anyone think they’d get one for a very niche game like Splatoon?

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  21. nobody gives a shit about Splatoon outside of Nintendo’s usual die-hards. Expect sales numbers comparable to Wonderful 101’s. This Powerpuff Girls shooter is gonna BOMB, sorry.

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    1. People used to say that about Animal Crossing, look where it is now: 8.94 million copies for Animal Crossing New Leaf. I am confident Splatoon will one day be a system seller

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  22. The game is all ready in the sales here in the UK before its even released. I think it won’t sell like Nintendo think 1) because the kids are not into it 2) the adults can’t chat! 3) the single play looks very tedious and repetitive. 4) Chandra Nair is not capable of marketing anything.

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    1. Maybe because the Gamepad is essential to the game since it has the bottom screen that shows how much area has been covered, where your teammates are so you can launch over to them, and because even one of the weapons REQUIRES the Gamepad?

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  23. >.< They'll market it for a few weeks then stop. Just like they've done with every game before it. Same with NoA. But if they market it for months along with the backlog of other games already on the console like Smash, Mario Kart, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1&2, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker, & the many indie titles that are selling a ton, then maybe, just maybe, they can actually help the Wii U sale way past the 10 million & up into the 20 million mark. Oh & market the games that will actually be coming out in the coming months. Market games that won't even be out til next year with advertisements. Don't wait a month before release to start advertising it.

    ADVERTISE, NINTENDO, ADVERTISE!!! FUCKING!!! ADVERTISE!!! I don't care if you spend 1, 2, or 3 million on advertising. If the Wii U still doesn't sell a ton even with all that advertising then everyone can finally say the Wii U has been a failure even though it has been making Nintendo money.

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