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Old 02-11-05, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Why is Nintendo ignoring Adult Gamers?

http://www.tomshardware.com/column/20050210/index.html
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Old 02-11-05, 09:12 AM   #2
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Yep. Though I still enjoy Nintendo's more childish first-party games, simply for their fun value, their lack of interest in appealing to any of my other tastes was what drove me to sell my DS. I still like the Gamecube a lot but I'm not so sure about their next system. I have a feeling Nintendo is not going to be around too much longer.
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Old 02-11-05, 09:59 AM   #3
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Especially with MS wanting to buy them out. I get the feeling that's what is going to happen. At least, by 2007 Nintendo will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Microsoft Corporation.

It'll be just like the nVidia eating 3dfx scenario all over again but on a much bigger scale.
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Old 02-11-05, 10:04 AM   #4
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I love the "kiddy" first party games like Mario and Pokemon. Recently Zelda, which used to be more of an adult game, has taken a turn in the "kiddy" direction. While the games are still top of the line, I would like to see the Zelda series go back to adult style again.

If you look at the screenshots for the next GCB Zelda, I think Nindento has got the message. I think with this one we're going to see the true sequel to the Ocarina of Time.
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I think they just never caught up with how the industry has moved through the early 90s to now. At the beginning of the 90s, just like music everything was well produced kids stuff... but then nirvana came along and BAM we have a bit of grain in the mainstream again. The playstation did that for the gamers, and nintendo refuse to accept it. Also, there is a definiate gaming generation which has grown up with games, and what they were buying 15 years ago is different to what they are buying now. While younger kids don't have the simplistic games to get them into gaming... by and large "kids games" don't sell because they're not as cool as GTA etc..
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I love the "kiddy" first party games like Mario and Pokemon. Recently Zelda, which used to be more of an adult game, has taken a turn in the "kiddy" direction. While the games are still top of the line, I would like to see the Zelda series go back to adult style again.

If you look at the screenshots for the next GCB Zelda, I think Nindento has got the message. I think with this one we're going to see the true sequel to the Ocarina of Time.
Yeah I can't wait for it. It's the Zelda game I've been waiting 6 years to play. I wish they'd hurry up and give a release date already.
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Yes, the new Zelda game...argh....you buy an Xbox for Halo/2, you buy a GC for Zelda..and it's worth every penny.
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The playstation did that for the gamers
I did like fmv on the ps1 but sony did try to make us believe that was in game. Other than that, I bought a ps1 so that I could burn games. I didn't really like the 2d to 3d switch that was made. I hated going from decent 2d graphics to bad 3d.
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Nintendo got lost in the mid 90's, they didnt know how to react to Sony coming in and taking over, over-night. They were used to always being # 1 and focuses too much on sega and not enough on up and comers, and they've been falling hard since imo. Their first party, though childish, does have some fun factor to it, but you cant help but want to mutter out "this is for my (fictional) little brother, it's his b-day" to the hot cashier. lol. I dont see why they are bothering with revolution. Just sell to ms.
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In my opinion Consoles are for Kids, and PCs are for Adults
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In my opinion Consoles are for Kids, and PCs are for Adults
Then you sir, are extremely narrow-minded.
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Good contribution. Now go do us all a favor and jump in front of a speeding eighteen-wheeler.
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