Some people like, some people don't. I myself really don't care, I can deal with both wireless and rumble. My expectations of Nintendo's next console are pretty much how they always are. As long as they keep themselves alive, everything's ok. They should have put the DVD aspect into it previously, but as long as that shows up in the future, I think it'll work out.
Kiss me with the cherry lipstick
Never wash you off my face..
I want Nintendo to sophisticate their advertising, so there might be an N6.
In terms of games, I'd like Nintendo to buy back Rare from Microsoft (or renegotiate a contract, or whatev).
As for the hardware itself, I'm pretty much a solitary gamer, so controller ports is all greek to me. And I think having a DVD player takes the focus off of gaming, which is what Nintendo prides itself on.
Online gaming... Who knows, Nintendo might ''revoulitionize'' again by making some big hit online game. Let's not get our hopes up though, unless they have a really cheap monthly fee and come out with good online titles. I really want Nintendo to know about all this we think!
Your right pipking, I really forgot about that. Let's let Sony and Microsoft deal with that end of it. Online gaming now...I know I heard them thinking about this, and saying they'd get into it sooner or later. Don't get me wrong, online gaming is great, but the possibility of having to pay for it for one, and hooking up everything is another. God...all this talk makes me want to forget about future gaming and go play Secret of Mana, or something old school.
Kiss me with the cherry lipstick
Never wash you off my face..
Online gaming now...I know I heard them thinking about this, and saying they'd get into it sooner or later.
Tiny sidetrack: Nintendo actually made a deal with Gamespy Industries back in 2002 for online connectivity software and services.
That's really just a "something to think about" issue. It confirms that Nintendo has more than a passing interest. However, I'd be making a bigger deal out if it if a year hadn't passed with virtually no visible progress.... perhaps it's a sign that they'll at least have an online development platform in place for the next console's launch.
Well, pipking, that is wishful thinking. There's no way M$ would sell Rare back if they would take a loss, so you're looking at upwards of $400 million, and then there's the improbability that Nintendo would actually do such a thing. Besides, Nintendo is getting enough games similar to Banjo Kazooie as far as I'm concerned, and that's really the only Rare games I liked, since I'm not one for shooters. Of course, if those were your types of games, I could understand you missing Rare, though l-o-s is right, it's been a while since they've done anything really good.
I dunno, I know that Nintendo would never get exclusivity from Square-Enix, but I'd like to see them go multiplatform, though that wouldn't just be up to Nintendo. Of course, if the console race continues as it is, odds are I'll be getting a PS3 if anything. By then I'll be at college, and I wonder if I'll have enought money to spread between my needs: video games and comics... oh yeah, there's food and stuff also.
Bleh, you don't need food to survive. I can go for months on just the dirt and skin cells that I lick off of my body...
Getting back on topic...
Nintendo is dead for this generation. They have built their reputation with a weak launch, poor third-party sales (though I'm surprised they expect Legends of Wrestling to sell well, anyways), not enough "mature" games, and not enough advertising. If they came out with a launch with tons of advertising, tons of varied and well know game franchises, good bundles, a console with a hard drive, online support, etc. and a cheaper price, they'd beat Microsoft for sure.
I knew that all the time, never wanted to say it though because I might get flamed for saying it. But now I know I won't...
I suggest this...
E-Mail Nintendo at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
And everybody, type the same stuff. Say you want a console with better titles for launch, a harddrive inbuilt, DVD, 100% more online, and maybe some compatible-ness with an older console, may it be all GB games, or the N64, or GC. And wireless controllers with the console.
Now they probably won't fill all these requests, if lucky maybe some or just one.
Trust me, what we say will have no benefit. You need thosands upon thosands of signatures on a petition to get Nintendo to pay any sort of attention whatsoever, and even so, there are no guarantees. Accept it, folks, you're at the mercy of Nintendo. What Nintendo wants to make, Nintendo will make. We can speculate what could be for now, but there's nothing we can do about it. I wish it were different, but it isn't.
Okay, seriously, I know I've posted this about three times now in response to your comments regarding getting in touch with Nintendo with ideas, William.
How can I submit my game idea?
Nintendo is unable to use or pass along any unsolicited game or product ideas. As you can probably guess, we receive tons of fantastic suggestions each month from fans like you. It would be great if we could use these ideas to develop actual products. However, developing new products requires a large investment of both time and money. In fact, creating top-notch video game products can take several years to complete and cost hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars!
Although we don't use the specific ideas we receive, we do track what kinds of games and accessories our players would like to see developed. The best way to let us know what you like is to enter Nintendo Power magazine's Player's Poll contest. Each month, entrants list their five favorite games for each system. The results from the Player's Poll entries are used to figure out our readers' favorite games.
Don't ever expect a company to listen to a petition, regardless of how many signatures there are, unless it's a petition they themselves have put forth. Online petitions only serve to reflect what a small fraction of a narrow demographic of individuals wants, and they're forever stigmatized as frivilous utilitarian feature-grabs.
And if anyone brings up the OoT/MQ petitions, realize that Nintendo almost certainly planned to release the bonus in North America all along. They never, ever said they wouldn't.
It wonít hurt, and it wonít make a difference.
Nintendo donít listen to us, they just have to learn for themselves.
They have to realize the benefits of a large hard-drive, that a DVD player will help sell a console, that being backward compatible will also help sell consoles, and, that they need a larger catalogue of games for their console. Consumers like a choice. With the PS2, you have a large helping of games to choose from. With the Cube, you have a few to choose from. Third party games help keep the PS2 going, while the handful of third party titles on the Cube have done nothing to help it along.
I donít like the idea of wireless controllers. Sure, itís a nice idea, but I also like the rumble feature. Nintendo invented the rumbling joypad, and I personally think its genius (even if there are only a few games that have implemented this feature in an innovative manner). Wireless means batteries and no rumble feature.
As for online gaming.........................Nintendo have been right so far, although, not from a marketing point of view. People are, these days, turned on by a console that can go online. While it has been proved (by Sony and Microsoftís attempts) that online console gaming is not doing as well as first hoped. There is no point in arguing, "it is" or "it isnít", because it is not. Sony and Microsoft both admitted that it has not progressed as they planned. While it's not doing terrible, it's not doing great either.
It's the minority of console gamers that are going online, not the majority.
Hmm... I just got even more positive about the backwards compatible thing. I mean now, you could just sell your GC, and save the best games only, and play them on N5. It would really be good, people would afford it easier, and they didn't have to worry about not being able to play their GC games again.