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Do you still use Miitomo?

Postby Jonah » Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 pm

I just browsed through some Nintendo based articles and came across one titled, 'Another one bites the dust: Nintendo’s Miitomo hemorrhaging users'. According to the article, current users of the app is now 74% lower than it was at its peak, more than half of its users on a given week won't come back and play it the following week, and Miitomo's average usage is 2.3 times a week.

Personally speaking, I logged onto Miitomo yesterday after a long absence, but that wasn't due to Miitome being a poor app. Of late, I just haven't had enough time to play Nintendo games, and so I had a break from Miitomo as well. I do think it's a shame, however, that Miitomo is simply a Q&A app. It would be nice if users could post messages to other users, or perhaps have their own kind of message wall similar to that on Facebook.

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Nintendo's New Slogan

Postby Jonah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 am

Nintendo's rethink over its branding continues. Earlier in the year, Nintendo reverted its main branding back to red and white, and now it has revealed a new slogan.

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Sega Confirms Sega Classics Collection for Europe

Postby Jonah » Wed May 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Sega 3D Classics Collection is heading to Europe! Sega announced its upcoming launch in a 'Sega Central' Youtube show, but there's still no release date as of yet. The compilation features 9 classics Sega titles, and there's also a tenth title which can be unlocked. The nine main titles are Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II and Altered Beast. The tenth game which is hidden away can be found by following the instructions found here.

I'm really looking forward to playing this.
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Minecraft Super Mario Pack Announced

Postby Jonah » Mon May 09, 2016 4:45 pm

I've never had a personal interest in MineCraft, at least that was until todays announcement regarding the free free Super Mario Mash-Up pack which will be made available on 18th May in Europe. Details about the pack can be obtained by reading the press release below.

"On May 17, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack comes to Minecraft: Wii U Edition as a free game update. After downloading the update, players who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition digital game, which launched last December, will have immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures. All this new content is inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. When the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition launches in stores on June 17 at a suggested retail price of $29.99, the Supe [...]
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Affordable Space Adventures

Postby Jonah » Thu May 05, 2016 7:21 am

Last week, I took advantage of the latest Humble Indie Bundle for Nintendo systems, and Affordable Space Adventures came with the package. What a game!

The game's plot is simple. Due to being conned by duplicitous advertising, the gamer is trapped in an old clapped out space shuttle on a dark mysterious planet. Using only your craft, players must manoeuvre through hazardous caves, solve puzzles, and avoid dangers such as laser beams and mines. There are 38 levels in all, and the difficulty level gradually increases along the way, from very easy to very difficult. The ship comes equipped with a multi-purpose scanner which can also be used as a light, and flare targeting system. Other ship features include options such as thrust, a stabilizer, mass generator etc. More features are gradually unlocked over time, and are accessible via the touch screen, however, over usage of t [...]
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eShop Update 5th May

Postby Jonah » Tue May 03, 2016 2:58 pm

Rather than type extensively about this weeks eShop update, I thought it would be good to spend time updating our game library, and direct you to Nintendo Life in order to check out the full listing for yourself. I am excited, however, for the release of Game Freak's Pocket Card Jockey. I downloaded the available demo last week, and I'm shocked to say, the game appears to be very addictive. Who would have thought that horse racing and solitare can be blended together in order to create an enjoyable game. :OO: Pocket Card Jockey is my personal game of choice from eShop this week.


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What Price Point Should Nintendo Place on NX

Postby Jonah » Tue May 03, 2016 11:34 am

In its latest financial briefing, Nintendo made it clear to investors that NX would not be sold at a loss to the company, which makes me wonder about the console's price point. Now we all know, at least in regards to 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo hasn't had a great record in terms of setting price points. Both 3DS and Wii U were too expensive at launch, and I don't think such mismanagement helped either console in the long run. I'm sure all reading this will remember the 3DS price cut debacle, Nintendo's attempt to save face with the ambassador program, and I'm convinced that Wii U's price point has had something to do with its sales figures. I do wonder if Wii U would have faired better in the long run, if Nintendo was willing to make a loss on the console, with the hope that losses could be compensated by software sales.

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