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Why I Have Given Up On Nintendo

Max Level: The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) was the first console that I have ever owned. I remember jumping on top of Goombas’ heads while keeping a steady pace and trying to beat my high score at the same time, was so exhilarating as a kid. Playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES was something special, something magical. My parents still have old photos of me as a child in diapers, enjoying various games that the NES had to offer — I was a very happy child at the time. Sometimes, my older cousin would come over and indulge on some multi-player with me , when he babysat me; there was nothing like couch multi-player at that time. It was wonderful, playing games such as: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duck Hunt, Megaman, and Castlevania . My next console was the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), everything that I loved from the previous console was there, but with upgraded graphics and a much sleeker design for its body and controllers. Then there was: the N64 (Nintendo 64), GameCube, Wii, and the Wii U.

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Garethvk798d ago

Ours just sits on the shelf. I did play the new Donkey Kong a few times but it got boring fast. Their p.r. is awful as they want all the coverage but never send product to review. When you say fine, no more coverage their cry poverty and then send some old 3Ds codes to appease you. Now they want us to push Mario Kart 8 and said well we will log your request. I said no, you guarentee a review copy or no coverage.

mohuzas798d ago

I find it interesting how a lot of people feel entitled to free shit these says.

DarthZoolu798d ago

I have a WiiU I have Nintendoland, Pikman3 and NSMW3D. I beat 3dw in a day. Pikman was fun for 3 days.

@mohuzas I find it interesting that a company refuses to do what consumers are asking for. I also find it interesting that Nintendo thinks they can charge what they do for their games. Based on development costs Nintendo games should be about $15 cheaper across the board.

I once thought Nintendo should be a software company, but I was wrong because I don't want to play the games the way they have been making them for the last 8 years on any system.

N4g_null798d ago OffTopicShow
Garethvk798d ago

If they are getting free write ups, free magazine covers, free radio spots, free newspaper articles and more how is it wrong for us to expect a review copy now and then? All the other companies send product otherwise your giving them free advertising. Plus they expect you to tell people how great something is but do not want you to play it in advance.

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wonderfulmonkeyman798d ago

Who needs YOU to do a review when the rest of us will gladly do them for free, once the game is released, and send along the reviews to major sites everywhere, because we actually love the games?
Take your entitlement and kick rocks.

Garethvk798d ago

We offer national radio, newspaper, online, and an international magazine. If a company asks you for coverage it is standard ti provide review materials. Nintendo doesn't. So when Sony, Microsoft, e.a and the others do so and Nintendo does not, why should we continue to take time and resources to support then over others?

3-4-5798d ago

Hey Gareth - Need some cheese with that whine ?

Garethvk798d ago

I dont care we get plenty of stuff from the others and much better games at that my point is they do not support reviewers the way the others do hence they do not get the coverage others get.

N4g_null798d ago

Thanks for posting. Now we see the real reason why Nintendo doesn't get any coverage or just gets the "oh well nintendo is boring crap". The media wants to dictate what they want. I think it's time other gamers start their own sites. We have too many older immature people in this industry. These people have lost sight of what gaming is or was and it has become a cog in the social media gold rush.

One thing you can always point out is they care enough to bad talk nintendo. If they really didn't like Nintendo and their current games then they would move on and not look back.

An adult does not wine about a corporation. They state their case and move on. I've been waiting on sony to become a real console power house in game play since the ps2. It hasn't happened..... maybe I should start a few websites demanding this? Maybe I should talk about sony selling shares back to square? Maybe I should look into why sony kart game suck why they have no 2d games coming from in house? Why do they have accessories that have no good games attached to them?

This would cause a real storm and make my website a ton of money also. Nintendo has no fanboys we go where the good games are.

Ol_G798d ago TrollingShow
wonderfulmonkeyman798d ago (Edited 798d ago )

Why?
Because review copies are a courtesy, not something you're entitled to, and there are plenty of other ways that you could get a copy of the game.
A rental, or borrowing from a friend who will also get the game, amongst other options.

There are plenty of people out there who are more than willing to do a review without expectation of a free copy of the game.

You're demonizing them over a favor that you're used to receiving from others.
You make it sound like you've been spoiled and now think you deserve to get a free copy of anything you write a review of, POSSIBLY on top of whatever you get as a paycheck for the work in the first place.

If you don't want to do reviews for good games because you don't get the games for free, then regardless of system, leave those games to others who actually appreciate them enough to go out and buy them, to put their opinion out there for the benefit of the community at large, rather than for favors paid to them.

You are replaceable in the review market.
There are plenty of others that will get copies of the game, free and otherwise, and do reviews in your stead.

mii-gamer797d ago

It seems that you are the entitled douche, and the way you behave in these feorums, particulaarly when people call out your BS (especially in that article you wrote about the Wii U mall experience last year, yes i remember because memory is incredible) pretty confirms this. You are a snob and I don't blame nintendo not wanting to work with you, nor should they.

http://n4g.com/news/1461184...

http://n4g.com/news/1417238...

Have a seat, take a that finger out of your ass and be exposed.

mii-gamer797d ago

It seems that you are the entitled douche, and the way you behave in these feorums, particulaarly when people call out your BS (especially in that article you wrote about the Wii U mall experience last year, yes i remember because my memory is incredible) pretty confirms this. You are a snob and I don't blame nintendo not wanting to work with you, nor should they.

http://n4g.com/news/1461184...

http://n4g.com/news/1417238...

Have a seat, take a that finger out of your ass and be exposed.

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x2geex798d ago

Article sucked. This guy would rather have a movie story line then AAA game play? He has it backwards. Prolly would get his ass whipped in Mariokart and Smash Bros.

randomass171798d ago

Thing is you can have both. But just because Nintendo games don't usually have them doesn't mean the games are bad. And besides, some of Nintendo's games have a lot of story. Kid Icarus Uprising, Metroid Prime 3, Xenoblade Chronicles, this author just hasn't played the right games.

RPGrinder798d ago (Edited 798d ago )

Sorry I cannot take this guy seriously. All of his points are not only ridiculously false, They are generalized nonsense.

WalterWJR798d ago

Funny timing as I just bought my first Nintendo console since the GameCube.

DarthZoolu798d ago

I got my Wiiu for $100 anything more than $200 is not worth it.

randomass171798d ago

It's an HD console with a gamepad that you can play games on and an upcoming Mario Kart and Smash Bros. game. Of course it's worth $200. Why don't you just demand you get a high end PC for $100?

wonderfulmonkeyman798d ago

You have apparently forgotten that underselling so drastically is why PS3 stayed in debt for so long.
Nintendo doesn't want to have their own creation leeching profits out of them.
The tech inside is worth more than $200; anything less than that would be stupid to expect.

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