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Submitted by Konman72 17d ago | opinion piece

How Nintendo is Getting DLC Right

To say that Nintendo has been slow to embrace many modern elements of gaming would be a massive understatement. They avoided HD and online gaming like the plague all the way up to the Wii U, and even now many of their efforts still feel half-baked. However, I don't want to discuss their failures, or where they need work. Rather, I want to talk about what they are doing right, and that would be downloadable content. (3DS, Mario Golf World Tour, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Wii U)

annoyedgamer  +   17d ago
Judging by what "modern elements" entails I am happy that Nintendo is/are slow to change.
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randomass171  +   17d ago
It looks like they got it right though. Seems like their caution paid off this time.
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ABizzel1  +   17d ago
Unfortunately most are the most beneficial such as technology, online infrastructure, etc...
NukaCola  +   17d ago
I hope more games get the crossover SMASH themes. Im bored with Mario this and that. Nintendo needs to get the whole gang out more.
randomass171  +   17d ago
Good thing the only new Mario game on the way is Mario Maker. And hopefully more stuff like Splatoon and Pokken are on the way. :)
drpepperdude  +   17d ago
I already purchased both dlc for Mario Kart 8 but I think the releases are spread out too much.
annoyedgamer  +   17d ago
That's because they actually develop the dlc after the game and not cut content from the game to sell later like EA.
Summons75  +   17d ago
Activision is a huge culprit of this...
Lord_Sloth  +   17d ago
^ Yes but it isn't cool to hate Activision for doing the exact same thing.
SG1_dapunisherX  +   17d ago
nothing is worst then capcom
ABizzel1  +   17d ago
Capcom >>>> Activision & EA
randomass171  +   17d ago
They're all terrible with it if you ask me. Few developers get it right.
zugdar  +   17d ago
Nailed it. You win today sir.
Konman72  +   17d ago
I kind of understand, but with a game that has long legs like Mario Kart I think it works. I am just about to get tired of the original tracks and the new ones are around the corner. Then when I finish those up the next one will be coming soon as well. And like annoyedgamer said, they are making the DLC after the game is done. Unless you want cut content you have to handle the wait.
desolationstorm  +   17d ago
The only thing that drove me crazy is the character and cup icons are there just teasing.

It made me laugh but I was like WHY Nintendo must you tease me?
Nevers0ft  +   17d ago
I reckon it's part of Nintendo's plan for a year long promotion for MarioKart 8. Approximately 6 months and 12 months after release (give or take) - it's cleverly calculated to drag us all back to MK8 as the hype tails-off.
ABizzel1  +   17d ago
Double post -_-
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WeAreLegion  +   17d ago
I like what we're getting with Mario Kart 8. I already pre-ordered the bundle. Getting free characters already was cool, too! Now, if only we can get a proper battle mode.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   17d ago
There's just one very important question that this DLC brings to light...

Where the flying Hylian f*** did Link learn to drive a go-cart, let alone a motorcycle?!

THAT AIN'T FAL-, err, EPONA!
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Apologies. I just had to.XD
Chrischi1988  +   17d ago
What makes me wonder is, that the Tri Force Cup is in the same line with the old tracks. I thought we get 4 new and 4 old ones per DLC. But there was never a Hyrule Track or whatsoever.
randomass171  +   16d ago
lol But when has logic ever factored into Mario Kart? :P
CaptainYesterday  +   17d ago
It's so weird seeing Link in a kart
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zugdar  +   17d ago
They add true value. $15 for 16 tracks is true DLC value.

I rarely buy DLC because compared to the full price game, its not worth it. If a few missions/maps/costumes were really worth 5-$15 games would be $100.
randomass171  +   17d ago
Actually $12 and you get a bunch of other things with the tracks too! :D
cubize  +   17d ago
What I am hoping is that between November and May they have a patch to fix the battle mode with better arenas or have more free karts :)
randomass171  +   16d ago
Get rid of the boost exploit as well.

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