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Submitted by amaguli 1042d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Silences Wii U Critics…For Now

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that today’s episode of Nintendo Direct was going to be monumental, and that he had some major announcements to share with the Nintendo gaming community. By Mario’s mustache did Iwata deliver on his promise, and then some. (Nintendo, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U)

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Merrill  +   1042d ago
Release dates for any of these, other than Windwaker HD?? No. Game play footage? No. The wait for games will continue for Wii U owners.

Windwaker HD will be pushed into 2014.

Nintendo takes its (blindly)dedicated fanbase for granted and they really deserve to have it bite them in their rears.

Nintendo is making sure they will become a software only company by releasing underwhelming hardware with next to no software support; I don't understand their approach.
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Kingofwiiu   1042d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
Fierce Musashi  +   1042d ago
Bite them in their rears? Umm, what?

If all that happened today was considered "rear biting", chomp away Nintendo. ;)
Fel08  +   1042d ago
You mad bro?
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MattyG  +   1042d ago
Next to no software support? There's 60 retail and 20 downloadable games released or confirmed for it at the moment. The system has been out for all of two months, give it a bit. The 3DS had "next to no software support" and look at it now.

And what basis do you have for saying that Windwaker will be pushed to 2014? None, just a false assumption to futher you asinine point. Jesus, gamers need to stop being so cynical and give consoles more than two months to prove itself.
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FriedGoat  +   1042d ago
The 3DS still has nothing I want to play on it, The quality of the 3DS nintendo titles are poor, 3D Land was short and boring and the WORST 3D mario game I have played, Mario Kart didn't even surpass the older DS version in fun. It seems the wiiU is going to take the same route as the 3DS, rush a bunch on popular names out to drive sales.

That being said, I do want Windwaker HD and Bayonetta 2. Its funny really as I sold all 15 of my 3DS games and kept only ocarina of time, It reminds me of what Nintendo used to be like. The good days if you will.
MikeMyers  +   1042d ago
"Jesus, gamers need to stop being so cynical and give consoles more than two months to prove itself."

Well as you can see it all depends on which team you're on. We have seen doom articles on Vita and it's not even been a year yet, I say give it a chance. Same with the Wii U. What is interesting though is how people will advocate for the Vita to be successful but won't for the Wii U or vice-versa.

You will always have your armchair critics. No matter what Sony shows at E3 people will focus on the weak spots. Same with Microsoft and Nintendo. We are already seeing people align themselves before any concrete information of those new systems. We are also seeing people here who are very pessimistic no matter what Nintendo does. As long as people enjoy the systems they have it shouldn't matter what the media or the doubters say.

I thought it was good on Nintendo to be more pro-active in building relationships with fans and potential fans. Having these updates keeps the dialogue and interest going.
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truechainz  +   1042d ago
luckily there are two other systems and current wii U titles that I can play until then. I mean Jesus the man said games need time to improve quality. Taking advantage of their fanbase would come in the form of releasing all those titles unfinished so that they can just get the money. If you don't like it don't buy it.
kirbyu  +   1042d ago

Why are you only discussing old 3DS games? You say they "still have little to no good hardware" and you talk about old games? FAIL!

What about the old days? What did Nintendo do then, they're not doing now?

And, if you think about it, constantly making sequels is a smart move. Because there are people who like sequels and people who are new to the series. So, those games are easier to come up with, and appeal to more people.
DivineAssault  +   1042d ago
Thats usually how it works..
Im not really going to care about any of this right now.. Im too busy with the games that are here & im afraid that Orbis launch will make these games look like childs play.. They already do with the exception of X.. That looks awesome but damn, only one game that looks somewhat mature? smh i guess fans will enjoy paying $60 for windwaker again.. & a yarn yoshi game
kirbyu  +   1042d ago
I have a feeling Yarn Yoshi will be a game for little kids. And, Wind Waker HD, what Zelda fan hasn't asked for that?
LOL_WUT  +   1042d ago
Maybe for now but by E3 it's going to be a whole different story. Judging with what Nintendo showed off today it looks like they'll be pretty prepared. ;)
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wiiulee  +   1042d ago
i dont know if i would call hater critics...these people hate towards nintendo and wiiu is senseless but nintendo is showing that a real gaming company cant lose
specsmatter  +   1042d ago
Nintendo promoting rehash over rehash is senseless with no software innovation is senseless to the critics. Im just saying.
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thaimasker  +   1042d ago
They will never be pleased no matter what Nintendo does
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Benjaminkno  +   1042d ago
they do please, that's what drives them crazy...
HiddenMission  +   1042d ago
I guess I'm alone but I wasn't really impressed and I was a day one buyer of the Wii U. I think that they had like 2 or 3 games that are more of on the horizon that are keeping me interested rather than OMG I'm so happy I bought my Wii U.

It feels like at least for me that even sites like IGN are acting like both MS and Sony are going to launch their next gen consoles with zero games...and I'm like really all reports that have come in suggest that developers have had dev kits since last year around June.

If those rumors and comments from devs are true then they will have had almost two years to make games which means they will have the normal amount of time to develop a title and not be rushed to simply push something out to make the launch date.

For Nintendo I think their biggest draw for me was the Nintendo TV which didn't come at launch and because of that I lost a lot of interest. Now it's here and I don't have time to get back to it so they kind of missed their window of chance to strike while the iron was hot so to speak with consumers like myself.

Just my opinion though
RogueStatus28  +   1042d ago
People that were complaining before Direct, now silent, lol.
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Hicken  +   1042d ago
It's been an hour, smart guy. It's also a work day, and this has been released during work hours in the US, at least.

Only SMTxFire Emblem and Project X interest me. But that's two more games; better than just Bayonetta.

We'll see.
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mamotte  +   1042d ago
Nah, nintendo will never silnce critics. Even if they complete all the points in a list made for fans and haters, they'll hate it for being too complacient.
YoungPlex  +   1042d ago
I don't know about silencing the critics but they sure did cause a stir with today's announcements...
Warj  +   1042d ago
Nice to see a strong showing from Nintendo after several rather lack-luster E3's. These games show a great deal of promise, and make me much more impatient in getting a WiiU. However, I would still need to see some dates before a purchase.

I will say the only thing(s) that are underwhelming concern Zelda (which hurts me to admit). While the HD Wind Waker is gorgeous, unless they add some extras I can't justify it when my Gamecube copy is sitting on a shelf.

And as for the new one... Skyward Sword shook my faith in Nintendo's ability to handle the franchise. While SS had some awesome moments and innovative ideas, it lacked polish and came across as a rushed attempt to keep people like me from rioting on Nintendo's front steps. While a non-linear environment sounds cool, when I hear multiplayer and "for new players" I get an uncomfortable chill.
3-4-5  +   1042d ago
Suck that Pachter !
hano  +   1041d ago
I gotta say, Nintendo did deliver. However, I hope they aren't rushing these games and releasing them below the standard quality of Nintendo.

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