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Nintendo's Newest Business Practice Doesn't Save Consumers

Gaming Irresponsibly delves into the world of single-save games to explore the good and bad.

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agentxk2492d ago

I erased my save! Put a big magnet on the game. It worked and didn't mess up the game itself but I am pretty sure that isn't an advisable action for anyone...

EYEamNUMBER12492d ago

what does nintendo have to do with this?
i don't really see what nintendo has to do with capcom and their 1 save for RE

agentxk2492d ago

Super Monkey Ball 3D, Zookeeper and Sims 2 say otherwise.

EYEamNUMBER12492d ago

none of those games are nintendos so again i don't see what this has to do with nintendo or how its their new business practice

this articles main focus is RE mercinaries and its 1 save file something which capcom decided to do

agentxk2492d ago

It is however a feature that is accepted with Nintendo devices. They are allowing it to happen by not stopping it from happening.

blitz0x2492d ago

Well, it certainly didn't help the people considering the 3ds to hear all of the Mercenaries stuff.

EYEamNUMBER12492d ago

do you expect nintendo to dictate what 3rd parties can and cannot do with THEIR own games

they did before years ago and the 3rd parties didn't like that

fact of the matter is this isn't a nintendo business practice when all of nintendo games and 3rd party games it will be but as things are now 2 3DS games using a single save system is NOT a new nintendo practice

gamingdroid2491d ago

Yes, console manufacturers do indeed dictate what third parties can and cannot do on their platform.

They can even stop a game from appearing on the platform.

Do these publishers not get that hurting your consumers to protect your profit don't work. They do it repeatedly, like nasty DRM, online passes and save games. Sooner or later, people will revolt.

SonyNGP2491d ago

Nintendo cancelled Megaman Legends 3. You've heard it here first, folks!

EYEamNUMBER12491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

as far as im aware nintendo can't stop a 3rd party publisher from using a form of DRM on their own game

besides that my point was nintendo had nothing do with with capcom deciding to use said 1 save file system
that is a FACT

so this being called nintendos new business practice is ridiculous

gamingdroid2491d ago

***as far as im aware nintendo can't stop a 3rd party publisher from using a form of DRM on their own game***

I believe Nintendo can, just like how MS dictates who and how you create accessories especially games. The issue here is, it is soo unusual that I bet Nintendo isn't even aware or maybe don't even care.

***besides that my point was nintendo had nothing do with with capcom deciding to use said 1 save file system
that is a FACT***

Although I agree with you, it is not a fact.

EYEamNUMBER12491d ago

gaming accessories are an entirely different thing from DRM

microsoft stopped 3rd parties so they could corner the market

it is a fact considering only the 1 capcom game uses said 1 file feature
i SERIOUSLY doubt nintendo singled out capcom and made them use 1 save file feature for RE

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kma2k2491d ago

While i dont like the idea, since i dont see how it would be posible to do this on a console game since they are disc based & not cartridge based i guess i dont really care all that much.

f7897902491d ago

World of Goo has 3 save slots. Why 3??? Ever heard of a the standard family of 4?

Limited save slots need to be banned in all of gaming. It was useful when games just had enough storage to save a few game profiles but it's now obsolete.