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Pretty excited for PS4. There was no chance of me abandoning PS, but I'm happy it's a good price, looks good and isn't ruined. Not too fussed about the charge for online play, I don't play online, so it doesn't effect me.

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PS Plus costs the same amount as RS membership does. Been considering it for awhile but looks like PS4 will be what pushes me to get Plus.

 

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FIFA 14 announced to be on all platforms including the Wii... but not the WiiU. Only reinforces the perception that Nintendo fails to connect with the "mainstream" gaming market. PS4's surprisingly low pricing means that Nintendo will surely be forced into either a price reduction on the WiiU (this is already happening at the retailer level), or some fairly generous bundles, using their first-party line-up to charm people instead. One hour until the conference starts, there's already a massive amount of expectation on Nintendo to roll out Mario, Link, Pikmin and co., even more so than usual.

 

Also, perhaps this conference is significant to the future of E3. No awkward stage "banter"; no half-arsed speeches aimed to deliver at gamers, shareholders and corporate suits alike; a pre-recorded message which will likely not answer as much as people would be happy with, and will probably leave more questions to be answered at future conferences which Nintendo has more control over.

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My stance on the Nintendo Direct: lots of old rope for people like me who've always gained enjoyment from Nintendo games, precious little to attract new customers. They seem to have moved focus away from the "casual" market, at least during conferences like this, saying that Wii Party U and Wii Fit U were delayed for "new features", with no attempt given to explain what those features were. Perhaps they no longer see conferences like these as being particular effective at targeting its casual market; the focus on casual games has traditionally angered "hardcore" Nintendo gamers before.

 

New Pokemon games, 3D Mario for the Wii U, Donkey Kong Wii U, LoZ: Wind Waker Wii U, Mario Kart Wii U... lots of first party development as predicted, but we already knew about all of those (the DK title came as a small surprise from the Retro studios). Several of those titles also scheduled for 2014 releases. The most significant moment for me was Bayonetta 2. Here's a hack and slash series that was never released onto the Wii, which only saw action on PS3 and 360. Now it's a Wii U exclusive. The title getting most excitement is, quite rightly, the new SSB for both consoles... a tried and tested formula, very successful in its own right, looks visually gorgeous, new characters.

 

I felt like there wasn't enough there to fend off two new console releases (especially given the delays to expected Q3/4 2013 releases back to 2014, and SSB's expected released date 2014), even as disastrous as one of those consoles seems to be. On the other hand, however, we don't know for sure which way the next generation will go. If, as consumers, we continue to look for new, exciting and fun ways to play games, Nintendo are certainly the most innovative option on the evidence of this year's E3 conferences. However, if we decide we've had enough of the gimmicks and want to go back to basics (racing games, dark-themed shooters), then Sony's package is definitely better.

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Well apparently LoZ: Link To The Past 2 was renamed to LoZ: A Link Between Worlds, and they even had a trailer for it, which looks absolutely gorgeous:

 

But they didn't put it in the Nintendo Direct recording.

 

Beats the [bleep] outta me.

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I replied to the ESO cover photo update on facebook, and I'm the first thing you see on it. Kinda cool actually...lol.

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PS4 will not be region locked for those who like to import games.

 

So can I download FF7 from Japan's PSN?!?!?!

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So far I can say I'm looking to buy MGS5, Castlevania, Watch Dogs, All of FF and KH3, and half of Nintendo when I get a WiiU (if I buy one).

 

Nintendo Direct for those who missed it (wanna rewatch):

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I still think Xbox offers the superior online service. According to early reports, the new games you'll earn via the XBL program will persist even if your membership lapses - unlike the PSN. Even the ustream partnership is lacking. At a hard-limit of 10gb storage with PSN and ustream, it's more of a management hassle to stream and save with a hard limit, especially if you do multiple broadcasts a day. Twitch has no limit, but permanently deletes your streams a few days later plus including a simple "Save" feature.

 

Monetization seems harder to get into for twitch than Ustream, requiring some pretty steep requirements (400+ regular audience, regular broadcasts, no DMCA claims). Ustream doesn't seem to have that problem though their pricing plans that allow for better monetization are absolutely ridiculous. This is pretty low on many people's priority list, but still. They're important factors if both consoles are trying to be comparable to entry-level pcs and what they can offer.

 

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Getting:

Xbox one just for killer instinct (even with the dlc drama going on), altho project spark really got my attention. Other than that, xbox one seems too... restrictive for my taste, I will probably keep it off most of the time.

Already have a Wii U so I'll definitely get Smash, Monolith Soft and Bayonetta. Still waiting for them to resurrect some ancient franchise but meh... can't complain.

Fell asleep during Sony presentation as usual, too much talk about graphic, engine, etc... details.

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Currently have a Wii, a DS and a 360. Haven't played the Wii in years, the DS is also outdated now, Pokemon Black was the last game bought for that in 2011. Bought the 360 eighteen months ago, mostly for Reach. That was the first non-Nintendo console I bought and at the time, I thought it was a massive step away, but looking back I think I've realised that I miss handheld gaming and I miss Nintendo, if the truth be told. I still like Halo but I feel like it's expendable now, and I haven't taken to Xbox's games like I expected I would do; I've grown up, my life has changed and the way I play games has changed with it, so Nintendo just suits me more now. I don't really want to work hard all day to come home and compete hardcore in online MM, I want games that "dream" along with me and relax me. That's why I've enjoyed playing MineCraft so much over the past twelve months in XBL Arcade. On that note, I'm really overjoyed that the new Animal Crossing game got such great reviews.

 

Probably buying a 3DS first, then a Wii U later, knowing that although I'll miss out on the full range of third party games on the Xbox One and PS4, I'll still get some. E3 was never likely going to influence my decision because those reasons are more personal.

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Out of interest, what more did you expect from Nintendo? It feels like for the past six or seven years (since the Wii got released, basically) Nintendo have repeatedly been accused by people "expecting more".

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I guess a Metroid/Megaman title and more 3rd party content is what people want. Thou Nintendo was never trying completing with the other two, as Reggie continues to tell us year after year, the fans who care the most will buy their [cabbage], and that the fan base is big enough for them to not care about the other two.

 

I heard some experts on Spike TV talking basically saying Nintendo is a power house of first party stuff, and are otherwise great at software and great mentors when they do have 3rd parties coming in; they agreed what the should really do is stop making hardware, and port all their stuff to tablets, phones, and other consoles or/and possibly just stick to their handhelds, since Nintendo is basically has their hand in two markets, one in which they do really well in. Basically, just do software, handhelds or get more 3rd party and better hardware.

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You make an excellent point, which is why anyone who says "Nintendo are dead because the Wii U is failing", I simply cannot take seriously. Nintendo have been surviving off the back of their handheld gaming success and first party titles since 1997.

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You make an excellent point, which is why anyone who says "Nintendo are dead because the Wii U is failing", I simply cannot take seriously. Nintendo have been surviving off the back of their handheld gaming success and first party titles since 1997.

 

The Nintendo fan base is a powerful one. We'd do anything for that company, ANYTHING! But I have to agree and say it's time Nintendo drop the large hardware. Nintendo has a strong foothold in handhelds with the PSVita looking like Dreamcast right now. I'll buy a WiiU no matter what; I love Nintendo. But I really think they should make games for their handles, tables, phones, and the other two consoles. I'd even drop into PC. I think heading that way would get more 3rd things they can say "Look, here is some 3rd party content we published from [insert indie gamer here] coming to you 3DS along with Pokemon." Imagine the sales they would receive.

 

They survived this E3 playing it safe but next E3 will not be pretty.

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Out of interest, what more did you expect from Nintendo? It feels like for the past six or seven years (since the Wii got released, basically) Nintendo have repeatedly been accused by people "expecting more".

 

I had a longer post typed up but the glorious 4th mouse button took it. Anyway, basic idea was I expected something much substantial, like more info on Legend of Zelda, or Metroid, or a new IP in general, or what have you. Maybe even updating an old IP that hasn't seen much love (hint, F-Zero! Starfox! Even Ice Climbers!). I knew they were doing a new 3D Mario game, etc. I own a Wii U and have arguably the top three games for it so far (Lego City, NSMBU, and Nintendoland). I haven't touched it in a while because there's no reason to.

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You make an excellent point, which is why anyone who says "Nintendo are dead because the Wii U is failing", I simply cannot take seriously. Nintendo have been surviving off the back of their handheld gaming success and first party titles since 1997.

 

The Nintendo fan base is a powerful one. We'd do anything for that company, ANYTHING! But I have to agree and say it's time Nintendo drop the large hardware. Nintendo has a strong foothold in handhelds with the PSVita looking like Dreamcast right now. I'll buy a WiiU no matter what; I love Nintendo. But I really think they should make games for their handles, tables, phones, and the other two consoles. I'd even drop into PC. I think heading that way would get more 3rd things they can say "Look, here is some 3rd party content we published from [insert indie gamer here] coming to you 3DS along with Pokemon." Imagine the sales they would receive.

 

They survived this E3 playing it safe but next E3 will not be pretty.

The main problem with this argument is that a lot of Nintendo's innovation at the moment seems to be centered around the features which are, at the time, unique to its consoles. That's been the case ever since the DS was revealed. Touch screens, two screens, microphones, styluses... these were all things that were radical in handheld games console design at the time and provided new tools to expand their games development with. When I say that, I'm thinking of games like Wario Ware: Touched! and The World Ends With You. The Kinect on the Xbox was arguably in direct response to Nintendo's success in the "casual" market with the Wii's motion sensor--a feature that was totally ridiculed when it was revealed in E3 2005.

 

I would argue if you took away Nintendo's ability to design its own consoles, and limited them to Sony and Microsoft's consoles, you would greatly limit the creative options for its independent development teams, and ultimately that first party line-up would suffer massively for it.

 

Out of interest, what more did you expect from Nintendo? It feels like for the past six or seven years (since the Wii got released, basically) Nintendo have repeatedly been accused by people "expecting more".

 

I had a longer post typed up but the glorious 4th mouse button took it. Anyway, basic idea was I expected something much substantial, like more info on Legend of Zelda, or Metroid, or a new IP in general, or what have you. Maybe even updating an old IP that hasn't seen much love (hint, F-Zero! Starfox! Even Ice Climbers!). I knew they were doing a new 3D Mario game, etc. I own a Wii U and have arguably the top three games for it so far (Lego City, NSMBU, and Nintendoland). I haven't touched it in a while because there's no reason to.

There were two LoZ's on offer today, so I think that example is unfair, but I agree that Nintendo have become more... insular. Today's conference wasn't courageous in the slightest. For sure next year, they need to be bolder with some of their other franchises. There's only so many times you can appeal to LoZ, Pokemon, Mario and SSBB before people realise its the same trick being pulled on them again and again.

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Getting:

Xbox one just for killer instinct (even with the dlc drama going on), altho project spark really got my attention. Other than that, xbox one seems too... restrictive for my taste, I will probably keep it off most of the time.

I don't get this. Spending so much money for one game (plus the characters...) and then just leaving it off most of the time? Talk about a huge waste of money...

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