WiiU - Part 2

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  1. zenith16

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    [​IMG] This Awesome Talking Crow Is Back In Dreamfall Chapters. January 27, 2014 . 2:56pm

    Crow, the hilarious talking crow from The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, will be returning in Dreamfall Chapters.


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    Report: Nintendo planning free smartphone 'mini-games' to promote software

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    A report from Japanese news organization Nikkei suggests that Nintendo will soon use smart phones as an interactive promotional tool for its games. The report claims that Nintendo will release game trailers and "free mini-games" to entice players on phones to seek out software on Nintendo hardware. Kotaku notes the specific wording of the Japanese article, clarifying that Nikkei does not use the Japanese word for demo, further suggesting an advergaming tilt to the move.

    Earlier this month, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the company would be studying "how smart devices could be used to grow the game-player business" after the company severely adjusted its forecasts for the end of its fiscal year. Nintendo almost halved its original net sales projections and reduced its Wii U shipment expectations to 2.8 million from 9 million.

    In October 2012, Iwata said smartphones should not be inherently tied to games, but could be used to help spread Nintendo's messaging and "offer consumers gaming experiences which smart devices cannot realize and to actively try to make smart devices our allies, not our enemies."

    Nikkei's report says Nintendo will use its smart phone strategy to provide potential players with information about the story and characters of its games, along with information about release dates and prices. Nintendo is expected to announce the strategy this week.

    Joystiq has contacted Nintendo for a comment on the report, but no response was offered at the time of publishing.

    source:Siliconera & KotakuNikkei
     
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    [​IMG] Nintendo Denies Developing Mini-Games For Smartphones. January 28, 2014 . 8:30a

    Nintendo deny that they’re developing mini-games for smartphones in order to promote their hardware and console titles.


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    This week, Japanese business publication Nikkei reported that, on January 30th, Nintendo will announce that they plan to release mini-games on smartphones to serve as promotional demos of their console titles.

    Communicating with Engadget, however, Nintendo have denied that this is the case, stating: “Nikkei’s article contains information previously stated by Mr Iwata during past press conferences, including statements which relate to Nintendo’s willingness to make use of smart devices to promote our products.”

    “However,” the statement continues, “during such past announcements Mr Iwata has also stated that Nintendo’s intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices and as such, we can confirm that there are no plans to offer minigames on smartphone devices.”

    Now, one must keep in mind that Nikkei have a near spotless record when it comes to reporting Nintendo’s near-term plans, and Nintendo have a habit of denying these reports, no matter how true they are. At this point, all that’s left to do is wait until January 30th to see what the company has planned to turn its console business around.




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  3. Doc Ock

    Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    I'm glad the smartphone rumor was false.
     
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    I wouldn't have minded all that.

    But if it was true, it would spell certain eventual doom for the Wii U...
     
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    was there a rumor? They said they were looking at smart devices but stressed they weren't making games for them. I was under the assumption that this was already cleared up
     
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    Benstamania Go away.

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    I wonder if the next DS will pull some things from the Vita? Maybe it will allow you to connect to 4G service.. And make phone calls/messages? Vita obviously can't do the latter and I highly doubt Nintendo goes that way.. but..It would be interesting.
     
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    This was put some time last night or morning depending on your view. it was dark where I was at any way. and i just didn't have time to put up then.

    [​IMG]Nintendo President Satoru Iwata To Take 50% Pay Cut. January 29, 2014 . 12:30am

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will take a 50% pay cut from February until June, in light of Nintendo’s poor performance the past year.




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    Report: Nintendo Planning Mobile App To Connect With Users, User-Based ID

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    Nintendo hints that our dreams of a user-based ID system might eventually come true.
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      DS Virtual Console Heading To Wii U

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      Nintendo made a number of announcements tonight as part of its investor conference, one of which is the promise to bring DS games to the Wii U.
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    StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Man, Nintendo went full-on crisis aversion mode overnight.
     
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    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    So what looks to be the beginning of an actual ID-based network and the beginnings of bridging the two Virtual Consoles? I like. One step at a time, I guess, but I still like.
     
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    That's phenomenal that they realize the mistakes. For a while there it didn't look like they fully understood what was going wrong. Hopefully now they can right the ship
     
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    Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Hallelujah!

    They're making an effort!
     
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    Miyamoto’s Team Working On “Decisive” Singleplayer Game For Wii U GamePad. January 30, 2014 . 1:30pm

    “Our top priority task this year is to offer software titles that are made possible because of the GamePad,” says Nintendo president Satoru Iwata





    Source: Siliconera
     
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  16. Doc Ock

    Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    I hope a price drop happens soon, I'm saving for a 3DS which I'll probably get within two weeks and next will hopefully be a Wii U. But I cant help but be skeptical to fork over 300 bucks. Even with the great first party titles and wonderful Virtual Console...(really excited A Link to the Past is now available)
     
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    that will mostlikely be done by retailers as they just told the press which in one of the articles game informer put up, there's no plan for a price drop as I expected. it might help but they don't want to do it. so that's that for now.

    This was also put up to day but I know this most get's looked over by certain parts the gamer press(except the ones that care) and some certain gamers when talked about.

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    Nintendo To Expand Into Health And Quality Of Life Business. January 29, 2014 . 9:28pm
    Nintendo have plans to expand their business into a new market—health and improving quality of life.



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    yeah I put that in the batman:AO thread it's self prior to this .
     
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    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    It just had a price drop, so it's probably not going to have another for awhile
     
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    I sold my Wii U months ago & I don't regret it. It was/is a sinking ship & I'm glad I bailed out.
     
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    Yeah. Any day now I'm expecting to see the headline, "CM Punk Walks Out of Nintendo!"

    No wait... I'm getting my horribly mismanaged companies confused...
     
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  23. Benstamania

    Benstamania Go away.

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    Haha, Nintendo's more for the little guy though and less for the big bulky power houses. :p
     
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  24. Doc Ock

    Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    Doesn't mean I cant hope. :(
     
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  25. Rodrigo90

    Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Just wait til the next Zelda comes out...then you'll be sorry...I think :hehe:
     
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