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#1  Edited By Emilio
@Ragdrazi said:
@Emilio said:

Yes, they will "Buy a console and play a game for the first time because they can run their fingers over the front of the controller" just like they bought a console and played a game because they could move their arms in the real world and the little avatars of themselves mimicked what they did.
I wish I had the moxie to just state my ideas as fact without bothering to offer any supporting evidence or ideas.  I guess I'll just refute your post on it's own terms.  Nah-uh! No they won't.  Ok, now you say "Yeah-huh! Yes they will" and we can keep that going forever.
I believe you're threatened at the idea, that the longest living video game company might actually grab away all the children from the Sony and Microsoft market. I feel like now that you saw what Nintendo could do with the Wii, you decided to have no part in it, because it was child's play. Then when you saw that the other two "hardcore" manufacturers came out with their attempt to grab at "that" market, you felt like your whole world was about to shatter. You could not believe that the two biggest supporters of "HD" and "Online" were now stooping so "low" in order to take a grab at "that" market. 
 
Look, I was here since the beginning. When I saw the Wii unveiled, I understood what was to come. I understood that more people would jump in on the video game band wagon, and I understood that Nintendo would take back their leadership in hardware sales. I just didn't understand why third parties refused to develop much more than they could have. At the same time, I saw what Sony tried to do with their Sixaxis controller, and I understood that this was a "monkey see, monkey do" scenario. Remember when they claimed that rumble would interfere with the sixaxis function? This is how I understood what was going on. Sony themselves understood at what Nintendo was about to do. 
 
Sony was about to release their third PlayStation, while Nintendo was about to release their fifth console. Nintendo has always known what the market needs. They don't need another video game crash, because if it happened, then they are the ones to be hit the hardest since they only do video games (besides licensing of merchandise, which is such a small revenue pipe). 
 
The Wii U will sell, and it will get a lot of greats games. I don't believe there has a been a single console without a great game in its lifespan. If anything, people will just upgrade to the Wii U. They already have their Wii remotes, their accessories, their disc games, their downloaded content... they will just transfer this to a more powerful machine. 
 
But I cannot see the future, so I could be wrong. And nobody will buy it, and nobody will transfer over, and it will ruin Nintendo forever, making them fall back on their Wii, DS, and 3DS markets. 
  
That's just the thing, though. Nintendo always makes profits on their hardware. I believe if you're losing profits, you're clearly doing something wrong. This time around, they don't need to sell 100 million machines. They only need to sell to those who want one. They can sell to the video game hobbyists and still generate enough funds to continue support on any platform.
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#2  Edited By Emilio
@Ragdrazi said:
@Emilio said:

@Ragdrazi:  Apple and Android phones seem to be having a lot of success with the whole touch screen thing. The DS even has one. The people who are going to buy the Wii U are: 1. Those who do not own a console 2. Those who have never played video games before 3. Those who own a console 4. Those who have played video games before  This time around, Nintendo decides to focus yet again on how the operator controls and interacts with  software. You know, instead of how it used to be: The machine, the machine, the machine, how much power does the machine have?

Apple and Android seem to have needed a touch screen because that's the only input device that made sense. See, that was innovation. People who have never bought a console or played a video game picked up the Wii because it was an active way of playing the game. That's what connected with them. And then they put it down again. Now you're going to tell me they're going to buy a console and play a game for the first time because they can run their fingers over the front of the controller? They've abandoned the market they created.
Yes, they will "Buy a console and play a game for the first time because they can run their fingers over the front of the controller" just like they bought a console and played a game because they could move their arms in the real world and the little avatars of themselves mimicked what they did. 
 
What market?
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@Ragdrazi:  
Apple and Android phones seem to be having a lot of success with the whole touch screen thing. The DS even has one. The people who are going to buy the Wii U are: 
1. Those who do not own a console 
2. Those who have never played video games before 
3. Those who own a console 
4. Those who have played video games before 
 
This time around, Nintendo decides to focus yet again on how the operator controls and interacts with  software. You know, instead of how it used to be: The machine, the machine, the machine, how much power does the machine have?
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#4  Edited By Emilio

No. Then there would be no serious competition. No more of those weird fun games. No more fun, period. Just macho serious guns and  waves and waves of cheap games wishing they were movies.  
  
I like how some of you continue to write those ancient words of "Nintendo has no new IPs" or "Nintendo has abandoned hardcore gaming". 
They came out with a bunch of new things, but you ignore them. Then they come out with a bunch of "Hardcore" games, and you ignore those too.  
And then they're like "Well why don't they make more games?". Because then they would have a monopoly on fun again. They were expecting third parties to fill in the spaces in between their first party games. And the third parties released game upon game, and again, you ignored those too. 
 
Now, I cannot see into the future, and I know you can't either, so I'm not sure where the Wii U could go. I'm honestly thinking of skipping the 3DS until the next design, and the Wii U for at least a few years so I can catch up with a few games here and there. Third parties and Nintendo tried some crazy things on the DS and Wii, and I'd really like to experience what it is that they have done there. 
 
I'm just going to see what happens with the Wii U, and whatever else Sony and Microsoft try to compete with–because you and I both know Kinect and Move are not it.

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#5  Edited By Emilio
@baywatch:  
YEsss, somebody else who likes it! Yeah, I'm glad this is one of those games where you actually have to slow down and not just "Gas to Win" 
 
@joshy9411 said:

looks like a minecraft mod.

If anything, it's more like 3D Dot Game Heroes
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#6  Edited By Emilio

It came out yesterday for WiiWare. Basically it's a racing game with 3D pixel graphics, weather effects, and day and night modes. 
I've heard people say the game is more like "rally" racing, and there is a lot of drifting involved, but you don't have to, and pit stopping for gas/wheel changes. Lot's of cars which mimic Porsche and Ferrari types. 
There's a Hot Pursuit mode where you have to get as far away as you can from a police car chasing you, a Capture the Flag mode, Time Trials, Single races, and of course a Championship mode. 
 

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I've heard some people complain about the steering controls, since you have to use the Wii remote's tilt, but I've had no problem with it. I've been using the Wii Wheel and I've been doing pretty good (in the easy mode!). There's also Automatic and Manual shifting if you're into that. 
 
And 4 player splitscreen... but I havn't tried that.
 
500 Wii Points. 
 
  
  Woah, after watching the video I didn't even know they had Indy type cars...
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#7  Edited By Emilio

I'd rather have a new Smash TV... please, Warner Bros., please?

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#8  Edited By Emilio
@Buzzkill: Wow, I do none of those things. Thank you, my ancestors. 
 
As for an answer to the question: By ignoring the problem.
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#9  Edited By Emilio
@niamahai: Woaaaah 
 
@fox01313: Yeah, I got the Virtual Console release. Capcom should bring this back.
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#10  Edited By Emilio

It's just plain crazy. It's like a cross between Castlevania and Ghouls 'N Ghosts. 
But please don't think that it is exactly that. It is its own game. Good atmosphere, weird graphics. 
Big ol' sprites. Play the arcade version if you can.