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Apr 07, 2014 5 comments

Nintendo needs to market the crap out of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo needs to market the crap out of Mario Kart 8
Nintendo needs to market the crap out of Mario Kart 8 Wii U is in a pickle right now! Games! Games! And more games are needed to make the Wii U appealing. Though the Wii U currently has the best line-up out of the three new consoles – Nintendo has failed to release these sublime titles in a consistent and timely matter – consequently losing any momentum with the droughts. It will be a long grind for Wii U fans between Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 – not only will we have a small amount of retail games to play – but we will no doubt have to put up with more ridiculous crap from haters. Nevertheless, Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be one of the best Wii U game so far – perhaps when everything is said and done – the gravity defying racer might be recognized as one of the best game of this generation. Personally speaking, the hype level is so out of control that my body cannot cope with the trembles. Nintendo has a compelling piece of ...
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Feb 06, 2014 2 comments

A cornered beast will fight: Why you shouldn’t underestimate Nintendo

A cornered beast will fight: Why you shouldn’t underestimate Nintendo
I purposefully waited before publishing this piece. In truth, I was devastated with the news that Nintendo will be posting another year in the red, despite the success of the 3DS and Pokemon X&Y.  By that I mean, how on earth did Nintendo It was appropriate to let the dust settle and let my mind clear before assessing the situation. Anyone who thinks with a rational mind, will definitely support me, when I say that Nintendo is not in immediate danger or in better terms – critically wounded – it isn’t that dire… yet. However, I am not going to pretend that everything is fine and dandy in the land of Nintendo – it simply isn’t it true. I believe Nintendo has reached a fork in the road – by which their future depends on what path they decide to travel down.   I suppose many are absolutely tired of reading armchair analyst on what “Nintendo should do to save themselves” – so I won’t be doing that here. This is Nintendo’s journey - thus they are ...
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Jan 03, 2014 2 comments

Why The Wonderful 101 is my Game Of The Year

Why The Wonderful 101 is my Game Of The Year
Why The Wonderful 101 is my Game of the year It has been a wonderful year for Nintendo fans regardless whether you own a Wii U or 3DS. Nintendo has delivered so  many incredible games this year for their fans – so much so – that it has become an incredibly difficult task for myself to select my personal game of the year. With a list that consists of Lego City: Undercover, Pokemon X&Y, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zela: A Link Between Worlds, The Wonderful 101 and finally Super Mario 3D World – selecting the best game from a lineup with sublime pedigree is difficult.  I hope you can understand my dilemma of picking a game of the year. In all honesty my game of the year choice comes down to 4 games: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World. Obviously the easy choice would be picking Super Mario 3D World whom has the highest Metacritic score and no doubt a deserving game. ...
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Dec 19, 2013 1 comment

2014 should be treated as a clean slate for the Wii U

2014 should be treated as a clean slate for the Wii U
 2014 should be treated as a clean slate for the Wii U 2013 was a disaster for the Wii U. Even the most hardened Nintendo fanboy would find it difficult to defend the Wii U ‘s performance in 2013. Nintendo screwed up - this is putting it politely. In fact, I am still in disbelief on how badly the big N handled their new console and most disheartening is that the Wii U may never recover fully from all the damage. 2013 is coming to an end – it is what it is – no point dwelling on the past. I want to move positively into the future and Nintendo should too.   Nintendo’s best move from here on – is to treat 2014 as a new slate for the Wii U. 2014 is the perfect opportunity to forge a new destiny for the console with a positive mindset. Nintendo should not be fazed by the past or be scared for the future. They should stride forward with confidence to make the Wii U an incredible system with superb games – after all this is what matters most.   I know ...
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Nov 25, 2013 1 comment

The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds is a step in the right direction for the series

The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds is a step in the right direction for the series
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds is a step in the right direction for the series Admittedly, I was not impressed with A Link between Worlds since its initial reveal, the game looked too pedestrian and safe by Nintendo’s standards. Luckily, First impressions are often wrong and boy was I wrong, despite the familiar setting, The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds is in my opinion the most forward thinking entry since Ocarina of Time. I have not completed A Link between yet, but I am deep into the game, and by god am I impressed.   A Link Between World, unlike many Zelda games in the modern era, treats me like a gamer. It acknowledges that I have the capacity to overcome challenges, it understands that I can make my own decision and more importantly ALBW does it with respect. Link Between Worlds no longer holds your hand at every step of your adventure, it throws you into the deep end without remorse.   I love how all the essential items are ...
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