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#11
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 13.12.2015 3:17
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i found this interesting: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/ar ... r.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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#12
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 14.12.2015 5:10
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I think VR is a bigger deal than Kinect. Imagine playing Mario Kart, but actually being in the game! Want to see if there's a red shell coming? Just turn your head! :D To me this seems more similar to Wii than Kinect. Wii was Nintendo's best selling home console. To me at least, the "gimmick" never wore off. I still think playing with a Wii remote and Nunchuk is really innovative and fun. And like Arvester said, the reason 3DS sells is because of buttons, dual screens and 3D. Soon it'll take more of an edge to compete with phones. VR seems like the solution to me.

That controller patent looks kinda cool. I wonder what Nintendo's planning..
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#13
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 14.12.2015 11:54
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In tracks record terms, the whole thing is a fad. I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings - but 3D and VR have come and gone numerous times and every time people get excited and the pickup is never sustained, it's a novelty by nature.

Like I said not to hurt anyone's feelings, I really liek 3D and VR type applications and I think as long as they're practical, we should believe in them. Just remember the odds aren't good :)

Also on Kinect - it was billed as this amazing thing and again, it got great pickup and MS did a really good job in converting people to that, but it was never sustainable past that initial wow phase, so understandably when people are forced to buy Kinect 2 for extra, that transientce is still fresh enough in their memory for it to sting just a little bit.
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#14
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 15.12.2015 2:24
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the difference is that the push for VR headsets and games specifically designed for VR hasn't been as popular as it is right now. if it is going to happen, this seems like this would be the gaming generation to make it possible.
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#15
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 15.12.2015 2:48
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Everything old is now "cool" so maybe virtual reality will make a comeback, but in actuality it probably won't.
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#16
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 15.12.2015 22:50
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Zitat:

Lester Knight wrote:
the difference is that the push for VR headsets and games specifically designed for VR hasn't been as popular as it is right now. if it is going to happen, this seems like this would be the gaming generation to make it possible.


Not to contradict you, Lester, but I think the popularity is finally there because the technology is finally there to make it commercially viable. We are now at a point where the tech is able to pull VR off in a comfortable, affordable, and approachable way. That's why I think it will actually take off this time. It still might end up being somewhat of a niche market for a while, but so were mobile phones for quite a long time, so...

To drift even further off-topic... I can't wait until someone writes a "Virtuality" emulator for whatever Rift-clone I end up getting I never got to try it back in the day, and then they all but disappeared. Now that there are a few in private hands, my dream of experiencing Atari Jaguar-level graphics in VR form is still alive!
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#17
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 16.12.2015 7:55
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Zitat:

RunnerPack wrote:
To drift even further off-topic... I can't wait until someone writes a "Virtuality" emulator for whatever Rift-clone I end up getting I never got to try it back in the day, and then they all but disappeared. Now that there are a few in private hands, my dream of experiencing Atari Jaguar-level graphics in VR form is still alive!


I'm totally with you. Never had a chance to test, I've only seen two units when I was young...
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#18
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 20.12.2015 12:51
VB Gamer
Dabei seit 11.05.2015
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Zitat:

speedyink wrote:
Zitat:
I have the same opinion. Unfortunately, japanese market shows the future of gaming: absolutely *everything* is done via smartphones. Developers don't have to bother with complex development platforms, as smartphones are very generic and a player account can easily be moved from a device to another when the player buys a new phone. Plus, you won't sell a lot of handhelds when another device do the same thing + internet access + calling fonctions for the same quality and price. For now, the lack of physical buttons is the only drawback of smartphones when you are a gamer, but the gameplay is made to comply with tactile screen and casual players. 3DS sells because of dual screen and 3D function (and it's Nintendo).

The games are short and casual, so they don't cost much to develop. See Angry Birds, Candy Crush... little games, big income. Konami has already started to quit, their gym centers and mobile gaming are a lot more profitable than any Kojima production.


Augh, I hate touch games. Even games I thought were good for touch screens, like Raiden Legacy, are vastly superior when I use a Bluetooth controller. You just can't beat physical controls.

Agreed... aside from the games being very shallow cash grabs, that is the biggest factor that makes me stay from mobile games like the plague.

Sadly it does look like "free" to play mobile games are here to stay for now. The day game companies like Nintendo stop making traditional gaming systems in favor of developing for mobile platforms is the day I just stop gaming entirely.
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#19
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 06.01.2016 5:31
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Tauwasser wrote:
Zitat:

P.S.: Nice to see you sober up between the first and second paragraphs *Kincet :P*


Haha, that gave me a pretty good laugh for some reason :p

I also think mobile games are here to stay, but that may not be a bad thing. Personally I've never been into cell phone games since I had my old LG EnV flip and played hearts all the time at work. Whenever possible, I enter cheat codes and use Game Genies on console games but I still think mobile platforms are just too easy. They do tend to be simple time-wasters based on what I see people playing at my job, on the subway, etc...

However, even if software giants focus on these lucrative markets, I'm sure independent developers will step in to fill the void. I used to only watch bigger-budget movies because the sci-fi/horror I like often sucked when indy studios cut corners on special effects. Now there are a ton of great indy movies with awesome special effects while still retaining the more creative storylines separating them from a lot of Hollywood formulaic crap.

To answer the ORIGINAL question haha...I'm sure Nintendo will get in the game. My Xbox-loving friends accuse Nintendo of riding its own coattails by churning out the same old franchises repeatedly with each new system. Again, is that a bad thing? If VR becomes refined enough that games are totally immersive and FUN, I'm sure they wouldn't be against at least experimenting with a few Mario, Zelda, Metroid games.

Then we'll just need somebody here to port the VB library to the best VR system :). Maybe we could even work in a full color palette...
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#20
Re: Likelihood of new VR from Nintendo?
Geschrieben am: 10.01.2016 15:07
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If they ever did decide to do a Virtual Boy 2, they'd have their input the Power Glove 2.

The tech not might have been ready back then, but truly I think their both ready for a comeback.

Though it's just wishful thinking on my part but hell i'd like to see it!
Bearbeitet von Vallie am 10.01.2016 15:17:43
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