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Negative World Podcast 033 - Answer Live, These Questions Five
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After accidentally setting the DeLorean to reemerge a few weeks late, Episode 33 triumphantly appears to brighten the day of Negative Worlders all over the … world. Episode 33 represents part one of the two-part E3 review spectacular. In part one we hear from Greg (TheBigG753) about Nintendo’s year one strategy, from Anand about big E3 moments from the past, and from Jamie (PogueSquadron) about the Wii U GamePad.

Each guest also faces the wrath of five E3-related question from your hosts, Stephen (DrFinkelstein) and Joe (NinSage). Their answers may shock you**!!

So come on. What have you got to lose besides precious, precious time?

The musical interludes come from the beloved Pikmin and the theme music comes from Negative World's owner, Zero.

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Posted: 07/01/12, 06:53:51  - Edited by 
 on: 07/01/12, 07:08:17    
 
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@Jargon
The practical difference? Nothing. But there is a difference. Bundling the software forces people to play it and ties it in to the system's identity. What if Wii Sports weren't bundled? Do you remember how many people were carping about that before launch? And Nintendo Land is an even harder sell.


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:26:33
@Anand

I understand that, but then why have a version without it at all? Especially if there's no incentive whatsoever to pick up the bundled version. Maybe there could be a version with the bundle for $25 more or something so there's a reason to get the bundle over just buying the game on its own, but more realistically I think the only option will be the bundle.


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:28:28
@Jargon
OH, that's what you mean. I didn't mean that they'd offer two SKUs. I was saying either/or.

Nintendo's not big on multiple SKUs (unless color is the only thing that differentiates them).


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:30:31
@Anand

Ahh... I misunderstood. My mistake thanks to your lack of clarity!

It would be nice if they could get it under $300 with Nintendo Land bundled. Something like $280 that is enough of a difference to feel like a smaller purchase.


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:32:34  - Edited by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:32:49
Well, another way to do it (that I'm not really a fan of) is to have SKUs to make it seem like there is a choice, and then the vast majority of your shipments are the SKU you want everyone to buy (with the game.) 95% of people are just going to be like what the heck, I'm here anyway, might as well buy it as opposed to running all over trying to find the SKU they want. Especially early on when the console itself might be hard to find.

I vaguely recall that Microsoft did something like this once?


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:32:40
@Jargon
Hey, just because I speak too fast and mumble all the time, it doesn't mean that I lack... actually, I guess it does.

I agree about the price. I'd love $250 with Nintendo Land, and it's definitely a possibility. But will Nintendo stiff Japan again?

Come to think of it, Nintendo has never launched above $249.99, right? Even though I said that on the podcast, I think that's a barrier that they're unwilling to cross.

@Zero
Speaking of which, why would anyone want a 3G Vita?


Posted by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:37:56  - Edited by 
 on: 07/04/12, 19:39:07
roykoopa64 said:
Oh, and Stephen, you're the first person I've heard that has a slightly different take on pronouncing 'Pikmin.' (Or maybe I'm just hearing things?)

I pronounce the 'pik' like the word 'pick,' but you seem to pronounce it more like 'peek.' It's all good.

I noticed this too. It sounds weird to me every time Fink says "Peekmin".


Posted by 
 on: 07/05/12, 20:54:39
@rebonack

Admittedly not having play much, I haven't heard the game say it or anything much, nor do I recall hearing other people say it much. Is Peekmin way wrong? To me the Pi sounds like a Pee. When I try to say pick-min it makes me feel weird lol.

Funny that this is a thing. Where are you both from? I doubt it has to do with dialect but who knows. Roy's from the south right? Rebonack?


Posted by 
 on: 07/05/12, 23:51:43
I'm originally from New England.

Although to be fair, I've played about as much Pikmin as you have, so I might be mispronouncing it myself. It just struck me as odd, since I don't think I've heard anyone else pronounce it this way. But hey, it's like Mah-rio, you can say it however sounds right to you!


Posted by 
 on: 07/05/12, 23:56:21
Hey Fink, noticed you have never played a Castlevania game and were thinking of starting with the 3DS one. Um... I dunno. It might be ok. But it's not really along the lines of the Castlevania most of us know and love, and it's some 2nd party developer, and yada yada it's probably not the best way to get into the series. I know the others told you this already.

What they didn't tell you is what you should do. And in my opinion, that would be... get a copy of Dawn of Sorrow (DS) and play it. ASAP!


Posted by 
 on: 07/05/12, 23:56:27
@DrFinkelstein

EVERYTHING sounds like 'Pee' to you. Whats with this guy?!


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 00:25:01
@Zero

Why Dawn of Sorrow? Aria of Sorrow on the GBA or Order of Ecclesia are both much better.

@DrFinkelstein

It's something I noticed too.

I'm fairly sure Nintendo people always say Pick-min.


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 00:36:44  - Edited by 
 on: 07/06/12, 00:37:50
I say Peek-min.

Guillaume said:
Why Dawn of Sorrow? Aria of Sorrow on the GBA or Order of Ecclesia are both much better.

Because... I disagree? Dawn of Sorrow is like an Aria of Sorrow that has 50% more content. And Order of Ecclesia is good but the stage select thing makes it less interesting to me than the huge interconnected world of Dawn of Sorrow.

Really though NW seems to rate those 3 games at basically the same level.


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 01:02:23  - Edited by 
 on: 07/06/12, 01:02:46
@Guillaume
@Zero

What about Bolero of Sorrow? Did you guys like that?


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 01:07:27
@Zero

50% more filler, yeah. I don't see how that makes it better...


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 01:40:43
Circle of the Moon is the best


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 01:44:05


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 02:13:49
I loooooove Castlevania games, but I don't see too many of them as being head and shoulders above others. I think most all of them have pros and cons and most all of them still land on the awesome side of gaming.

Just my take.

But perhaps my many years of playing CV The Adventure just ruined my standards? =P


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 03:34:41
Guillaume said:
@Zero

50% more filler, yeah. I don't see how that makes it better...

I'm with Gui, Aria of Sorrow is the superior game. But I imagine it's probably tough to find now...


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 03:45:43
DrFinkelstein said:
Where are you both from? I doubt it has to do with dialect but who knows. Roy's from the south right? Rebonack?

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, growing up speaking English and Spanish. I don't have much of a Texas accent though, I think.

rebonack said:
It just struck me as odd, since I don't think I've heard anyone else pronounce it this way. But hey, it's like Mah-rio, you can say it however sounds right to you!

That's true!

Regarding favorite Castlevania games... um, that's a tough one! It depends on which style you're interested in: (a) Metroid style with RPG elements or (b) straightforward action platfomer (I love Super Castlevania IV).


Posted by 
 on: 07/06/12, 05:32:26
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