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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 126d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Had International Spotlight and Announced… Cranky Kong?

CraveOnline: "In case you didn't watch the VGX gaming showcase on Spike last week, or you've been living under a rock since then, Nintendo took up airtime during the entire show to announce a new playable character in the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U." (Wii U)

SLUG  +   126d ago
LOL wow
They should announced a new mario for wiiU fans.
cleft5  +   126d ago
The only thing that was trending on twitter from the VGX was Cranky Kong. I think people need to realize that this is the sort of thing that will sell WiiUs. The more WiiUs they sale than the more new games people who own that console will get. Lets face it, unless the WiiU sales a ton of units they aren't likely to get 3rd party support from major companies in a significant amount.

Nintendo has to move consoles and this will get them one step closer to it.
iamnsuperman  +   126d ago
Tending sure but was it in a good way. The impression I got was everyone was pissed that the biggest thing announced (which wasn't that big) was cranky Kong. The VGX was a major let down for reveals
herbs  +   126d ago
The VGX was unworthy of a big Nintendo announcement...
Thepcz  +   126d ago
they had nothing else to show
..
Sincere0121  +   126d ago
And you know this as you work for Nintendo? These fanboys lol. A new level of stupidity. Looool
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mpnothanks  +   126d ago
Dude's a troll, check his comment history.

OT: I wasn't that excited about Cranky Kong, but I have a friend who was absolutely stoked. I don't think it would have been smart for Nintendo to overshadow their next big game by announcing something new. Plus VGX was pretty awkward.
Thepcz  +   126d ago
i know this because if i worked for a company that had a lot to boast and show off about, i would use that stage as a platform to boast and brag.

its a show, and they had nothing to show.

they could have made some an announcement regarding new and exiting projects. but they didnt. one can then only assume they have no new and exiting projects. ie nothing to show

you might call it trolling, i simply call it logic.
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mpnothanks  +   126d ago
Logic. Sure, sure...because every company operates the way you think they do. You can't say "they had nothing else to show", because you don't know that. Unless of course you work for Nintendo, in which case I'd be baffled at your attempts to put your employer down.
KonsoruMasuta  +   126d ago
They could have showed something better.

I was really hoping they showed something for X, Zelda, or even Shin Megami Tense I X Fire Emblem. These are all things that people have been waiting to hear about about and I'm pretty sure there is some type of information they could have given us. They could have at least madea teaser trailer. I was really disappointed and let down by what they showed us.

Anyways, I was disappointed with VGX all around. The whole thing was horrible. People act like Nintendo was the only one who disappointed
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Thepcz  +   126d ago
im disappointed too. its relentless disappointment with nintendo lately. they may as well change their name to nintendisappointmento.

im actually serious when i say am actually considering not checking for nintendo news anymore. people think im a troll, im not, im actually a nintendo fan, but right now, there is absolutely nothing to be exited about or even interested in with what nintendo is doing. all it does is frustrate you.

its not just for this show either, nintendo have become experts at disappointing people at e3. heck, thats even if they turn up.

and nintendo probably wonder why the sales are so bad. at least i know im not alone.
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GSKerns  +   126d ago
Really? The next Smash Bros games come out next year and they haven't even named them yet... seems like their priorities are in the wrong places
AWBrawler  +   126d ago
they have names Smash bros for wii u and smashbros for 3DS. its a play on words. Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U or Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS
GSKerns  +   126d ago
I had just assumed those were placeholder title images... if that's the actual name for the games I hope they at least put more effort into making the games than coming up with those titles.
Sincere0121  +   126d ago
Revealing on a show with such a small audience is an idiotic logic. Fools rush in.
Nintendo will reveal what they have when it serves them best and not when a troll tells them to.
Concertoine  +   126d ago
but they definitely had zelda.
they were ready to announce that at last year's e3, they just decided to save it and announce stupid cranky kong. i mean they have so many studios, they definitely have more in the works, itd be dumb to assume not.
ChickeyCantor  +   126d ago
I'm sure they have more to show. Just that they probably use that for Nintendo directs...
Chrono  +   126d ago
This just shows how incompetent Nintendo is.
deafdani  +   126d ago
Really? What did Sony and Microsoft show?
Chrono  +   126d ago
They didn't middle-finger their own fanbase with a cranky kong.
deafdani  +   126d ago
Well, aren't you an hypocrite.

Wow. Just wow.
Chrono  +   126d ago
Hypocrite? Get lost.
sloth3395  +   126d ago
VGX sucked it wasn't worth showing anything there
ZodTheRipper  +   126d ago
Well it would have reached a lot of gamers ...but it's an unannounced game, Donkey Kong is acceptable. Nothing groundbreaking though so it doesn't help Nintendos situation.
Zodiac  +   126d ago
It was a let down for sure. I wanted to see some new info on Smash Bros. or something.

IN all fairness, the whole damn show was just one long trailer for previously announced and already revealed franchises.
wtopez  +   126d ago
I'm sure that Nintendo has a lot more to show. Considering how the VGX went, I'd say that Nintendo were very kind to even show up.
Chrischi1988  +   126d ago
Yeah right, the fanboyism on this page increases minute by minute. Is there one, who didnt get these news, before the article came? Who didnt know about it, until now? How original, for the author. And again troll food. If something like this would happen to the other plattforms, nobody would care, no all of you would praise cranky kongs reveal, as something super.
ThichQuangDuck  +   126d ago
Super Smash Bros or Mario Kart footage would have been the smartest move to sell consoles for the holiday season to prepare for spring. I mean the VGAs overall are what they are all hype. I am sure Nintendo will have their own reveal of those games to build anticipation
JackieCruise69  +   126d ago
Wow! I never knew about this! Nintendo is so stupid! all day show is just cranky kong?! lel so stuupid
everything else on VGX was awesome but Nintendo, go die :)
/Sarcasm

Who lets all this troll bait get approved?
wishingW3L  +   126d ago
Titanfall, No Man's Sky and Quantum Break were all great stuff.
mpnothanks  +   126d ago
I'm not really getting how showing Cranky Kong as a playable character and showing two different titans you can use are all that different. I understand the disappointment because Nintendo are in a bit of a rough patch atm but that's essentially the same thing lol.
thegent  +   126d ago
Titan fall? Didnt all they show was a new ape character as well?
ChickeyCantor  +   126d ago
So is Donkey Kong. Most games were shown before VGX anyways so why is everyone crying?
chrissx  +   126d ago
Ninty needs a hot slap in the face so they wake up. We all know they are better than this that's why its frustrating
XXXL  +   126d ago
Cranky Kong. Good Lord. Nintendo could've shown a 15 second teaser to any AAA game they have in the works and they would've come out ahead. I have zero faith in Nintendo leadership. They just keep smiling as the Wii U ship is sinking
Klad  +   126d ago
I watched the show. Let me say this...Honestly...I think the whole award show was embarrassing!!! Terrible, i was cringing all the way through, worse award show i've ever seen. I kept thinking, where the heck are the crowd??? & the guy who was hosting kept talking about his dippers!! was not funny at all!! WTF??? was very awkward & to be honest, Nintendo shouldn't have bothered turning up!!

but hey... at least Kranky Kong was the only thing from that show that was trending on Twitter, so i suppose Nintendo still got something out of it.
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wishingW3L  +   126d ago
trending for all the wrong reasons...
WackyVee  +   126d ago
Nintendo and next-gen Tomb Raider port got the "is that it" treatment from the hosts and it was well deserved.

Even if the Nintendo "announcement" was leaked and it stole some of the surprise factor, this was a plain presentation, same old Nintendo showing boring Nintendo stuff. It sure must hard to stay awake in their cie meetings...
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   126d ago
IIRC, the show only had about 40K viewers.
How is that "a huge amount of gamers" by any stretch other than small town local?

The show was piddly; of course it didn't have huge news.
Nintendo is obviously saving news like Zelda U for more appropriately large gatherings.
CrossingEden  +   126d ago
Um, only about 40K viewers? You do realize that the hosts said multiple times that over 4 million people were watching. -_-
porkChop  +   126d ago
The show was watched by more than 4 million gamers, not 40k. Where'd you pull that from?
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   126d ago
Edit; sorry, didn't mean 40k. Meant 4M. Thanks for spotting that, Cross, Pork.
InTheLab  +   126d ago
That's how many STREAMED it. The show was viewed by millions.

How does this misinformation continue to spread. I keep seeing only 40k. If that were the case, Spike would kill GT right now and axe everyone who works there.
Summons75  +   126d ago
You had a chance to write an intelligent anfand well thought out article and wrote.... flame bait trash.

Who's the real idiot hear, hypocrite...
Theyellowflash30  +   126d ago
OMG, people are still complaining about this? F-ing get over it. The VGX awards were trash in general. Stop singling out Nintendo for cheap hits.
InTheLab  +   126d ago
You don't think part of the reason for the trash showing was Cranky Kong, Nintendo's HUGE reveal?

They announced a character in a game that's already announced. And it's not like some innovative new gameplay they created like Reggie tried to sell. They ripped Uncle Scrooge's cane and threw in a super move for collecting.

They deserve to be singled out. That was just embarrassing.
Theyellowflash30  +   126d ago
No they don't, because the VGA's were a shitty show in general. So I'm not going to single them out, when the WHOLE SHOW was embarrassing.
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Chard  +   126d ago
What is going on with that Yoshi game?! It was shown before we even knew about Mario 3D World. Now 3D World is released, and nothing else about the Yoshi game has been shown since that trailer!
(I kinda hope they've gone back to the drawing board and ditched the yarn art style)
REDBEARD  +   126d ago
WHAT A BUNCH OF SPOILED CHILDREN ON THIS SITE! NINTENDO SHOWS GAMEPLAY FOR THEIR NEW GAME THAT IS COMING OUT AND YOUR COMPLAINING? WHEN DID DK GET SO MUCH HATE!? " TOO MANY 2D PLATFORMERS" DONKEY KONG IS NOT JUST A SIMPLE PLATFORMER. I DOUBT MANY OF YOU COULDN'T EVEN BEAT THE GAME BECAUSE OF ITS DIFFICULTY. DONKEY KONG HASN'T HAD ALOT OF GAMES IN A WHILE AND IT SUCKS THAT DK IS GETTING TREATED LIKE THIS. AND PLEASE DON'T LABEL ME AS A FANBOY. I HAVE OWN MULTIPLE SYSTEMS AND HAVE PLAYED GAMES LONGER THAN MOST OF YOU "GAMERS"!!!!!!
AKR  +   126d ago
Considering that the entire show was Febreeze-scented garbage ~ I'm actually kind of glad they didn't show anything groundbreaking.

It's like shining a diamond in a dust-storm.

They save their groundbreaking announcements for E3 and Nintendo Directs. If the beginning of this year is anything to by, we may have one in January detailing future releases and of course more stuff for E3.

Am I justifying their act of bringing Kranky Kong to a "mature", hype-filled show? No; I think it's pretty weak. But, honestly - this is 2 week old news; why did this even get approved? Misery loves company.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   126d ago
I think it was just meant to be a funny and smart-butt remark.

But with all of the Haters that are convinced of Nintendo's stupidity- I think they saw what they wanted to see.

Nintendo has and always will be on its own schedule.
-they will show their games when they are ready.

Whether for good or for ill.

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