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  • ZombieNightOwl - January 31, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    Making Toys that are scanable by the Gamepad is a good start! Making AR collectable cards that scan is smart too! Can you imagine if they put out Pokemon toys and cards that the gamepad used to put that item in game? Zelda cards? I don't understand why Nintendo puts technology in hardware and never use it? My 3DS has an AR program but it was used on the free cards that came with the system and thats it! Kid Icarus used it, but you couldn't buy the cards anywhere! Bravely Default is using it but only if you buy the collectors edition! Where are the mass market AR cards?? Can you imagine if Nintendo teamed up with Wizards of the Coast and released Magic the Gathering cards that scanned cards into WiiU games and 3DS games? While typing this, I just saw a Commercial for Mario Campbell's canned Soup! Really??? Soup???
  • watevermanimlost - January 31, 2014 11:16 a.m.

    I feel like QOL is an attempt at Nintendo making science fiction reality. On this course they might be the first to develop something equivalent to a nerve gear/super oculus rift (on a massive scale) seen in popular anime's.
  • winner2 - January 31, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    It looks like that game pad is a case of "investing in an idea without knowing how to implement it", and that isn't really something I think any business should do. They should not have greenlit that thing unless they had tons of visibly interesting innovation planned for it right out the door. Also great job to the tech team on making a great mobile version of the site. Liking it.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 31, 2014 7:08 a.m.

    A lot of people - myself included - were waiting for a price cut. With only a few games coming out this year, along with the few released last year, I still can't justify paying $300 for a last gen console.
  • Redeater - January 31, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    I don't get the bump in the price of their games. Essentially we are paying $10 more for last gen games. I'm not a tech whore but it was kind of fucked for Nintendo to say, "We are now making 360 and PS3 level games so we need to increase our price jumping to the next gen despite PS4 and XB1 games costing exactly the same.
  • Arobadope - January 31, 2014 6:23 a.m.

    This article basically showed me why it's great I block ads on this site.
  • nick-stancato - January 31, 2014 5:44 a.m.

    Jesus, how many times can this author say 'mobile' in one artcle? You know why Nintendo doesnt release on mobile? its quite simple - mobile and freemium games are utter rubbish. They are ruining gaming and Nintendo only releases high quality products - not a rip off where you are harrasses to buy more coins or lives every 5 minutes. Thats why
  • GR_HenryGilbert - January 31, 2014 7:28 a.m.

    Well, I mentioned mobile so much because Iwata talked about it a lot, and it was the main thing analyst were talking about with regards to Nintendo. Perhaps I could've used more synonyms, but mobile is what was getting discussed, so I covered it. Now, if you think I think Nintendo needs to go mobile, you probably didn't read this http://www.gamesradar.com/best-theories-nintendos-salvation-actually-make-no-sense/
  • ZombieNightOwl - January 31, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    Why do you think Nintendo had to come out with Next Gen-ish console ahead of Sony and Microsoft? Why was it so important? The Wii was still doing well! If they waited, let PS4 and One come out, and 3 years later came out with something, they would have done much better! The WiiU feels like a rush!
  • Ensoul - January 31, 2014 5:30 a.m.

    Hopefully they embrace their NNID and start tying games to it instead of to the system. Maybe release an App that lets you browse and buy games for the 3DS and Wii U and access the Miiverse. The price reduction thing is already taking place now with an indie title promotion they are running. All they really need to do is make games; that's it. You get enough "must-own" games and people won't care about the price anymore, won't care about the gamepad anymore; they'll buy the system to play the games. Also get that VC library bigger.
  • nick-stancato - January 31, 2014 5:46 a.m.

    exactly. I and many others dont like buying digital on Nintendo platforms because you're screwed if you break or otherwise lose your console. With no content tied to an account, theres no way to re download it. Nintendo is moronic not to have had this in place by the launch of the Wii U
  • Redeater - January 31, 2014 4:21 a.m.

    Looking at my Wii U shelf of about 8 games, 3 of them are Mario games. -NSMBU -Luigi NSMBU (It counts since it's a full game and retail disc) -Mario 3D world. My favorite game of all time is Mario 3. I've completed every single Mario 100%. I never thought I would say this but I'm fucking burnt out on Mario. Nintendo just seems hell bent on shoving more Mario games down our throat. I realize Mario Kart and Smash Bros. aren't typical Mario games but the theme is still pretty heavily influenced by Mario in both of them.
  • Redeater - January 31, 2014 4:25 a.m.

    I honestly can't believe I'm well into the second year of the Wii U and all I have to look forward to is Donkey Kong. It boggles my fucking mind to think that, even if they manage to release a new game, it won't come out until Christmas when the Wii U will be in the third year of its release. Fuck me.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - January 30, 2014 8:45 p.m.

    Also doesn't Pokemon Brumble Blast or U or whatever that shit is called already use the toy scanning shit? Are they gonna go the Disney infinity route? Having Mario in Kirby's world and Samus in anything could be neat shit.
  • brickman409 - January 31, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    yeah, but it's the only game to use it. In the full event they said, “Pokémon Rumble U” has already taken advantage of this function, but aside from this title, Wii U has failed to make use of the full potential of this function so far"
  • Jackonomics2.0 - January 30, 2014 8:34 p.m.

    Impressive, seriously you don't see other companies be this detailed in what they plan to do. Also Henry you need to get your brain checked if you clearly cant see the difference between Games and "Services". Good on him that more gamepad centric games will happen and especially using that toy scanning shit or whatever then again there are people who just cant get rid of their mental hate for Motion Controls no matter how good Nintendo makes em, people need to learn to take it easy, I like to take it easy sometimes and play some Dance Central. Make Pokemon Snap U and maybe, just MAYBE ill consider it. That whole QOL shit is confusing, does he basically mean Wii Fit will get more advance shit? Eh I don't care im already pretty fit.
  • Frieza - January 30, 2014 9:17 p.m.

    "Make Pokemon Snap U" And while we're wishing, Nintendo should also make an F-Zero game for the Wii U.
  • universaltofu - January 30, 2014 5:51 p.m.

    Not sure what to make of it, like if they were playing poker, and then played an episode of full house, I know there is a thought process behind what they are doing, but I have no clue what it is, or why.

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