A Response to an Apparent Death of Nintendo

Browsing YouTube today bought up a video suggestion for me which had a ridiculous title.

“Attention You Pathetic Nintendo Fan boys- I Was Right All Along” on the channel “BlackBond”

In this video of contradictive, copy paste speech over some average gameplay of Titan Fall we hear a man discuss just how over years he was right all along. Reading the comments revealed that he had claimed earlier the WiiU was the console to get, and how great Nintendo was. Jump forward a couple of years and he’s jumped ship, creating click bait videos that honestly was quite a boring video to watch.

I will be discussing some of the points he raised and leaving the comment section open to opinion.

“Where is Nintendo right now?”

Well frankly, Nintendo is doing incredible right now, they are back on the climb thanks to Amiibo sales, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 and a plethora of new exciting games to be released soon. Not to mention the New 3DS consoles, Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4.

All I’ve seen on my Facebook feed is people posting how much fun they are having playing retro games (I do stretch the word retro there) and teaming up with friends on Monster Hunter. I see people posting on EB and GameStop pages asking when Amiibo and Limited edition Zelda 3DS consoles will be back in stock.

He goes on further to tell us that Nintendo fans need to demand better which is just ridiculous, Nintendo never ever ever releases a product that isn’t flawless. When was the last time someone found a game crashing bug like every game that seems to come out these days? What was that? You can’t remember? Look at Battlefield 3 and 4, bugs galore, still being fixed, Destiny was plagued with problems, was promised to be one of the biggest games ever, yet was so terrible. EA Games, Blizzard, Bungie, and more can’t make a polished game to save their lives.

BlackBond claims further that Nintendo has never done good business with 3RD party companies? Since when? N64 was full of 3RD party games, hell even the GameCube was, the only reason people think this is because the Game Cube never took off in Western Society. Also, why would they need to deal with 3RD party companies when they achieved the best-selling console of all time with hardly any 3RD party help, I’m talking about the Wii here folks.

Not to mention all the merchandise sales, god knows what sort of money is being generated from that section.

BlackBond claims Nintendo messed up staying with the use of game cartridges. Really?

In case you were unaware, cartridges are much quicker at loading times, they are much much more silent than a disk spinning faster and slower constantly, not to mention all the room saved when not using a disk drive.

This was my favourite point from him. He claimed Nintendo has fallen because people didn’t demand better of Nintendo. This is the most contradictive statement ever, you can’t blame the Nintendo fans for this, the blame falls on the users who jumped ship (like BlackBond himself), how are they supposed to sell consoles and games if people leave when things start to look a little rough.

BlackBond also claims that Nintendo supports the Hand Console more??? Well of course they do, that is their biggest market, why wouldn’t they support where the majority of their user base is? It’s like saying a game development company is terrible because they support the development of games for PC rather than Mac. BlackBond you are a bloody dumb arse.

He continues on further to say “you have to buy 2 consoles to play all games”. It’s the same Vice- versa you idiot, how are you supposed to play all games with just one console? “I really want to play Halo but I only have my PlayStation”, oh the PlayStation must be a terrible console. Not everyone feels the need to get every game. He even made a point in saying the Wii U doesn’t have Call of Duty, oh no….

Nintendo has released the most memorable, fun games that can stand the test of time and will continue to do so for much longer. Sure the WiiU is struggling now, but it’s picked up in recent times and I can’t wait to see what they do with it next.

Link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9ASV-9VF0

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A Response to an Apparent Death of Nintendo

The New 3DS: One Week On

One week of ownership after purchase and I’m still finding that I enjoy the new 3DS even more everyday. Before purchase I didn’t know what the advantage of owning this version of the 3DS range was over the older 2011 model, but now I don’t think I could ever go back, and this article is where I’ll discuss why.

After owning the original 3DS, 2DS and 3DS XL I was familiar with what the 3DS could achieve, what I didn’t expect though was how blown away I’d be by the new edition. A few negatives I had about the 3DS over the years had all left my mind the first time I started up the newest 3DS.

3D View: The 3D has been vastly improved upon, with the camera actually doing very well to track where the 3DS was in proportion to my sight. Achieved via the use of the inner camera I found it always matching my head movements, even when walking around (although it can’t correct distances) that it would try to get me that sweet spot that looks oh so impressive.

Button Layout: The start and select next to the home button on the bottom screen has been placed in a more logical, comfortable, Nintendo nostalgic position to where your right thumb can reach them comfortably now. Sitting just underneath the A, B, X, Y buttons the buttons seem much easier to hit when you can’t look away from the game your playing. I haven’t had need yet to use the C stick, and can’t imagine I will for a while, and in my opinion isn’t the most comfortable nor useful addition to the 3DS. The LZ and RZ buttons are a similar issue but they are positioned well on the shoulders and are easy enough to push in and reach even with my medium sized hands.
I also found the new location of the volume slider to be nice, mirroring the location of the 3D slider, making it easier to access at times. Although sound doesn’t really seem to change until about 40% movement above mute which is a little odd, a little more even spacing of the sound function would have been nice.

Wi-Fi Speed: Testing against my 2DS the new 3DS blitzed the older device, downloading the newest pokemon update it was easily noticeable and play Super Smash Bros online is now slightly more enjoyable with a more constant faster connection.

New Hardware: Playing Super Smash Bros I noticed it runs a little smoother, with what appeared to be a more constant frame rate, Pokemon on the other hand still suffers from the drop of frame rate during battles which I thought Nintendo and Game Freak would of patched by now.

Auto- Brightness: What a great feature, it does well to match the lighting condition no matter where I am in the house, save for in direct sunlight, but I wouldn’t expect the screen to ever produce enough light for that.

Face Plates: Another great feature, although at current I’m still using my white faceplate that came with the console I will purchase a new one when I next see them. With something like over 40 different types there is sure to be a design for everybody.

That for now is what I’ve taken notice of after the first week and I might yet post up after two weeks what else I’ve found to be impressive.

The New 3DS: One Week On