8BitChimp says, "This morning, the world learned of Nintendo’s upbeat second quarter financials, where they finally reported a profit after some time. Another bit of positive news concerns the company’s president, Satoru Iwata. "
Thank goodness, hopefully we can get classic Directs again.
I really do like this guy and I am very happy he is doing better and stays healthy.
Welcome back boss!!! Satoru Iwata is the man!!!! Now what about Gumpei Yokoi's idea of lateral thinking with withered technology in relation to Wii and Wii U development? It seems like you guys were thinking alot about just that. What I'm really getting at is is the U in Wii U a tribute to the master and his first toy invention at Nintendo the Ultra Hand?????? Thanks in advance for any thoughts! It's my opinion that master Gumpei Yokoi's idea of lateral thinking with withered technology has never been more relevant than today. Years after his demise! He believed that using older technology with new innovations could create RADICAL NEW GAMEPLAY IDEAS and that utilizing cutting edge technology could actually HINDER GAME DEVELOPMENT!!!! Sound familiar??? In my opinion that would describe the eighth generation of home video video game consoles completely!!!!! Until you tell me different the big old U in Wii U is Gumpei Yokoi's U and makes me like the name of Nintendo's latest home video game console!!!! You know I think I'll actually read the article for once brb!!!!
Hey! I'm just offering up a few opinions!
Great points. Vr is coming yet samsung is proving that 4k and head gear create a great vr setup. I think nintendo is going to stay with the window into vr method. I like the logic of the u name. Sounds cool to me. Could the power glove make a comeback? Sure the tech is so so cheap these days. Even the new 3ds has the tech h to get it done. Yet Nintendo wants to leave the wearable to the big spenders. I see the game pads getting a major upgrade and redesign. The old gamepad will get a pak to go on the back possibly. 2ds will become the new gamepad possibly. It all would be very interesting. You have to ask though is wireless monitor and 3d screen withered tech yet? AR and point tracking withered tech yet? I love how hd is now withered tech because of uhd tvs or 4ks. Now hd can be used for 8 player smash bros! Interesting points and some nice dot connecting.
Couldn't he of just retired early if he has health problems. It would benefit the company more. The guy has become an anchor to Nintendo...always holding them down in one place as they slowly move forward.
That's respectful. OT: Good for him, and more importantly, his family. Glad to hear he is strong enough to come back!
adang you already adding pressure back
Retiring because you have a non cancerous growth doesn't help with the growth, nor does it mean doing your job is going to make more growths. As for being an anchor, that's a mixed bag. I'm glad Nintendo isn't like the other two companies, rolling out massive amounts of DLC, making you pay for online access, releasing unfinished and bug filled projects, etc. Should Nintendo be pushing harder to keep with the others in the technology aspect? Sure. Was the WiiU launch less than spectacular? Yea. But an anchor that's holding them back, I don't think so. More like an anchor that's keeping them steady until they know what direction they should be going in.
I guess foxtrot only sees sales. I would argue those sales have exposed sony to their main flaw. Sony can not produce quality like Nintendo. The same problem hit the major casual game producers. Pop cap and zymba whatever are really dead Right now. The true reason why people leave things that lack quality is they suddenly learn they no longer like what they are doing. It doesn't bring them joy. The excitement dies after a while. I'm sure the wii sold off the excitement of being new and different. Sony is selling their console off hey look we go you a cheap pc like box that plays 3rd party games. The power talk will be marginalized by 3rd parties not making good game play with it. If Iwata simply followed the other two. What alternative would gamers have to play quality games. Sure I love graphics but I love great games more. A really small number of 3rd parties have what it takes to make good gameplay. The rest are hiding behind graphics. Nintendo would have fallen victim to the hd jump if they had not fixed their engines and game play for 3d. I really really did not like the ngc era. Horrible frame rate and lack of polish game design. Yet the wii cleaned all of that up. Now out of all the engine makers nintendo has the best game play ip. Now they can move onward to better graphics.
You complain way too much.
It's N4G...who doesn't complain Thanks for being off topic though
@-Foxtrot This has to be the most tactless thing you've said yet.
Stay classy Foxtrot...
Thanks though I'll stay classy http://fitnesspainfree.com/... ;)
I would somewhat prefer he be replaced by someone with a little more forward thinking. However, I am glad to hear he's doing better. I hope he stays well!
They should start making E3 live presentations again for next year.
Again... and I now prefer the Digital Event format to be honest. It's fun and informative, stuff hard to get in a live presentation.
Agree 100% Live presentations just make me cringe most of the time - so clunky and awkward, like watching an awards ceremony. I'd much rather have the information focussed and presented in an interesting way, which the Digital Event and Treehouse stuff at E3 did in spadefuls.
The undeserved hate to Iwata in the comments. Forgetting how Nintendo is releasing DLC the right way (either free or after launch with a high content-cost ratio), the high quality of exclusives release after release, how Nintendo has a group dedicated to making partnerships for 2nd party games they would never make (potential GotY Bayonetta 2 anyone), how Nintendo has a dev group similar to Valve where individual groups of Devs can freely create their own unique IP's ala Splatoon. So what if the WiiU isn't the number 1 console. The 3DS isn't the dead system many predicted it should have been, Nintendo exclusives are the highest rated exclusives of the year, and WiiU sales are slowly gaining steam. It's easy to point out only negatives and ignore any strengths. Saying Iwata should give up because he had surgery. That's all anyone wants Nintendo to do, give up. For shame.
Forgetting how Nintendo has been doing almost everything right recently.
The only thing nintendo did wrong was leave themselves open for disinformation and negative pr. Sony played that card better, like any political figure. The problem is they are not a monopoly even though 3rd parties are trying to make them just that. Sony has to keep its player entertainment value high. You have killzone mediocre, infamous what was the point, then drive club wooooow. We went from mediocre to it just doesn't work and you remember those free games yeah drive club....um mm suck it. I mean really sony is getting a huge free pass. All sony needs to do is start killing ps4 and they can double their install base without have a single good game 1st and a bunch of big box pretentious published games that get high sells due to visuals yet are not about anything worth playing. Like I said sony has a lot to prove to these guys. The story that xbone and the wiiu suck can only last so long when the good games start showing up. Gamers are going to want to play those good games and politics and pr are going to get really boring. I really wonder if scale bound is going to be as good as bayo2. I mean nintendo can be pretty demanding in a good way. Ms people are just annoying.
Yeah, to all the people saying he should retire soon...I've been enjoying the heck out of the Wii u recently and the 3ds is honestly one of, if not the, best console to own right now. Nintendo's coming back financially, they've got some killer releases on the horizon, and I'm pretty optimistic about this upcoming year. If they're still hurting a year from now then we can talk retirement.
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