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2014-06-24 12:38:08 PM  
This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?
 
2014-06-24 01:26:16 PM  

kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


They're like Alf pogs, right?
 
2014-06-24 01:27:33 PM  

kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


Who doesn't?  I love the Power Glove!  It's sooo bad!
 
2014-06-24 01:29:05 PM  

kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


I only saw one power glove. It was back when I was in a tournament for Nintendo games. This other kid had one and I knew I was done. Thankfully though I found a warp whistle!

/am I remembering things correctly?
 
2014-06-24 01:38:55 PM  

kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.


Also, this happened in the UK. I'm given to understand their court system is a bit of a basket case.

/Glass houses and such.
 
2014-06-24 01:41:56 PM  

kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


There may be different methods in how tracking is being performed between the old Power Glove and the new Wii remote.  That may invalidate the Power Glove as being acceptable prior art.
 
2014-06-24 01:43:29 PM  

kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


While that would be interesting to test, the patent seems to rely on the image capture device to be on the pointing device, which it is on the Wiimote, but not on the power glove
 
2014-06-24 01:45:59 PM  
If you're looking to get rich off someone who is making money on your "invention", I'm not sure the WiiU is a genius target.
 
2014-06-24 01:49:33 PM  
This article is awful even judging it by the Fark awful articles standard. The author took "Originally Philips sued Nintendo for three patent infringements back in 2012 relating to their remote controls. The England and Wales High Court has ruled this Friday that two of the claims stand true." and somehow arrived at "Now, Philips has requested a jury trial to seek damages and also asked the courts to order a ban on the import and sale of both the Nintendo consoles i.e. Wii and Wii U in the United States of America. Oh the horror if they succeed! "

Patents are national. Selling consoles in the US cannot possibly violate a UK patent. Since Ninentdo does not manufacture in the UK, this article makes no sense.

Also, the author suggests that Philips has succeeded with its claims and is now requesting a jury trial. Maybe he doesn't speak English?
 
2014-06-24 01:51:24 PM  

ikanreed: If you're looking to get rich off someone who is making money on your "invention", I'm not sure the WiiU is a genius target.


It depends. They are targeting the wii as well as the wii u. The wii made Nintendo a boatload of cash.
 
2014-06-24 01:54:48 PM  

ikanreed: If you're looking to get rich off someone who is making money on your "invention", I'm not sure the WiiU is a genius target.


Patent holders aren't shy about going after financially struggling companies.  If the company ends up in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they may have higher priority in collecting debts versus other stakeholders.
 
2014-06-24 01:54:57 PM  
Also that is a pretty lame headline, even by Fark standards. Subbyshould feel bad.
 
2014-06-24 01:55:53 PM  

picturescrazy: kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

I only saw one power glove. It was back when I was in a tournament for Nintendo games. This other kid had one and I knew I was done. Thankfully though I found a warp whistle!

/am I remembering things correctly?


You need to explain why the lead singer from Rilo Kiley knew about a warp zone from a game that hadn't been released yet.
 
2014-06-24 01:58:28 PM  

Dinjiin: ikanreed: If you're looking to get rich off someone who is making money on your "invention", I'm not sure the WiiU is a genius target.

Patent holders aren't shy about going after financially struggling companies.  If the company ends up in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they may have higher priority in collecting debts versus other stakeholders.


The wii u may not be selling good by any standard, but Nintendo is in no way "financially struggling".
 
2014-06-24 01:58:30 PM  

www.jrj-socrates.comDinjiin: kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

There may be different methods in how tracking is being performed between the old Power Glove and the new Wii remote.  That may invalidate the Power Glove as being acceptable prior art.

 
2014-06-24 02:03:49 PM  

gnosis301: kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

Who doesn't?  I love the Power Glove!  It's sooo bad!


I have a Power Glove in the box ...and a shirt with its picture and the "It's so bad!" line on it...

/it really is, so bad.
/never forget <insert eagle tears here>
 
2014-06-24 02:07:11 PM  

Dinjiin: kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

There may be different methods in how tracking is being performed between the old Power Glove and the new Wii remote.  That may invalidate the Power Glove as being acceptable prior art.


Uh... the methods could not be more obviously dissimilar.

One is IR and accelerometer, the other uses sound.
 
2014-06-24 02:09:36 PM  
This is all part of their brilliant strategy to destroy all competition then win this console generation with a CD-i reissue by default.
 
2014-06-24 02:17:05 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: picturescrazy: kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

I only saw one power glove. It was back when I was in a tournament for Nintendo games. This other kid had one and I knew I was done. Thankfully though I found a warp whistle!

/am I remembering things correctly?

You need to explain why the lead singer from Rilo Kiley knew about a warp zone from a game that hadn't been released yet.


Magic ginger snatch powers.
 
2014-06-24 02:22:38 PM  

kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


Pepperidge Farm Regular Show remembers.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-24 02:25:20 PM  

Duane Dibbley: This is all part of their brilliant strategy to destroy all competition then win this console generation with a CD-i reissue by default.


Oohh...maybe we can get a crappy licensed Zelda title as a CD-i exclusive.  Oh, I forgot, we already did that.

Did anyone actually buy a CD-i when they were out?
 
2014-06-24 02:30:23 PM  
...the pointing device sends commends to the computer system...

Go cry, emo Wii.
 
2014-06-24 02:32:56 PM  

Perlin Noise: gnosis301: kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?

Who doesn't?  I love the Power Glove!  It's sooo bad!

I have a Power Glove in the box ...and a shirt with its picture and the "It's so bad!" line on it...

/it really is, so bad.
/never forget <insert eagle tears here>


Nintendo has the bad habit of creating peripherals that make the game harder and less immersive than a standard controller. ROB, Wii balance board for punch out, the power pad, etc.
 
2014-06-24 02:34:57 PM  

kdawg7736: Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


How can I forget the Power Glove. It was the ultimate 1980's video game accessory. You looked so cool using it. Throw in a pair of sunglasses and you were the baddest Nintendo player in the world.

/my cousin actually had one
//we never tried to use it to play games
///we did use it to pretend to be Robocop
 
2014-06-24 02:45:34 PM  
I'm not really getting how Philips wanting the console killed off is equated with knowing how bad it is tanking.  Not defending the Wii U, just questioning a shiatty headline.
 
2014-06-24 02:50:21 PM  
So name brand companies are turning to patent trolling.
 
2014-06-24 02:51:21 PM  

sethen320: Duane Dibbley: This is all part of their brilliant strategy to destroy all competition then win this console generation with a CD-i reissue by default.

Oohh...maybe we can get a crappy licensed Zelda title as a CD-i exclusive.  Oh, I forgot, we already did that.

Did anyone actually buy a CD-i when they were out?


Buddy of mine did, or I guess his parents did. We felt very adult/cool when we rented Voyeur.
 
2014-06-24 03:13:56 PM  

kdawg7736: This won't happen. Period. Philips is just being a bunch fo greedy bastards here.

Also, somebody said in the comments of the article that I was going to say here...

All Nintendo has to do is force a trial instead of settling, walk into court and say "Power Glove" and it's over. Either Phillips didn't have the patent when Nintendo made their first attempt at selling a motion control system, or they didn't take the opportunity to sue. Either one means their claim is without merit.

Does anybody remember the Power Glove?


Claim 1 of one the patents at issue:
1. User interaction system, comprising:
an electrical apparatus;
a portable pointing device operable by a user for pointing to a region in space;
a camera taking a picture; and
a digital signal processor, capable of receiving and processing the picture, and capable of transmitting user interface information derived from the picture to the electrical apparatus, characterized in that the camera is connected to the pointing device so that in operation it images the region pointed to.


upload.wikimedia.org
... yeah. So, after everyone in the court laughs at you for saying "Power Glove" and thinking it's over, what's your next step?
 
2014-06-24 03:16:18 PM  

Maneck: This article is awful even judging it by the Fark awful articles standard. The author took "Originally Philips sued Nintendo for three patent infringements back in 2012 relating to their remote controls. The England and Wales High Court has ruled this Friday that two of the claims stand true." and somehow arrived at "Now, Philips has requested a jury trial to seek damages and also asked the courts to order a ban on the import and sale of both the Nintendo consoles i.e. Wii and Wii U in the United States of America. Oh the horror if they succeed! "

Patents are national. Selling consoles in the US cannot possibly violate a UK patent. Since Ninentdo does not manufacture in the UK, this article makes no sense.


That. Could be that they're using this favorable ruling in the UK in a motion to accelerate an ITC trial here in the US on a similar US patent, but it's not like the UK courts can order a ban here.
 
2014-06-24 03:21:07 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: So name brand companies are turning to patent trolling.


When you can't innovate, litigate.
 
2014-06-24 03:21:35 PM  

chozo13: The wii u may not be selling good by any standard, but Nintendo is in no way "financially struggling".


My comment was more about troubled companies in the past that were targets of hostile patent holders.  I wasn't mentioning Nintendo specifically.

But on that note, Nintendo has reported operating losses for three years straight, most recently losing US$228M in 2013.  Given their reserves and estimate of returning to profitability in 2014, I wouldn't say that they're at risk of imminent failure, but they have been struggling recently.  There is also concern that as a casual gaming platform, they are most exposed to the shift in tablet and smartphone gaming.  Within the next decade, they may end up following Atari and Sega to the software-only side of the industry if they can't adapt.
 
Ant
2014-06-24 03:24:22 PM  

sethen320: Did anyone actually buy a CD-i when they were out?


I worked with some guy who did. He insisted it was better for movies than a DVD player.
 
2014-06-24 03:26:03 PM  
I have doubts that the simple IR sensor used in the Wii remote would constitute a "camera" as indicated in the patent filing.
 
Ant
2014-06-24 03:27:27 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: So name brand companies are turning to patent trolling.


Yep. Didn't Kodak or Polaroid pull some shiat like this? Maybe I'm thinking of some other irrelevant company.
 
Ant
2014-06-24 03:30:42 PM  
What about the Nintendo Duck Hunt gun? Wasn't that just a camera that determined whether or not it was pointed at a white spot on the screen?
 
2014-06-24 03:31:25 PM  
LOLSUBBY

Week Ending June 7th, 2014

3DS
110,490
PS4 109,724
WiiU 91,647

PS3 46,716
XOne 37,927
X360 35,531
PSV 27,446
PSP 20,353
Wii 6,730

IT'S DYING ALRIGHT
 
2014-06-24 03:46:20 PM  

Dinjiin: chozo13: The wii u may not be selling good by any standard, but Nintendo is in no way "financially struggling".

My comment was more about troubled companies in the past that were targets of hostile patent holders.  I wasn't mentioning Nintendo specifically.

But on that note, Nintendo has reported operating losses for three years straight, most recently losing US$228M in 2013.  Given their reserves and estimate of returning to profitability in 2014, I wouldn't say that they're at risk of imminent failure, but they have been struggling recently.  There is also concern that as a casual gaming platform, they are most exposed to the shift in tablet and smartphone gaming.  Within the next decade, they may end up following Atari and Sega to the software-only side of the industry if they can't adapt.


I have heard this with every Nintendo launch since the N64. At least your aren't insisting that it will happen, just leaving it as an arbitrary "may" "if they can't adapt". That exact same line can be used for any company that has ever come about. They "may" fail if "they don't adapt". With the strength of Nintendo's IP's, their stranglehold on the handheld console market, and the amount of cash they have stashed away, it will be a long time before this happens.
 
2014-06-24 03:54:06 PM  

Fano: Nintendo has the bad habit of creating peripherals that make the game harder and less immersive than a standard controller. ROB, Wii balance board for punch out, the power pad, etc.


They also have the habit of pioneering the best controller concepts around:
The D-pad, the split controller on the nunchuck (yes, it is awesome, whether you feel it should have more buttons or less motion controls or not) and even their motion sensing concept was later picked up by the other makers. The zapper was very sweet too for its time, and the nunchuck can convert to a nifty tommy gun on the wii.

Meanwhile the XboxOne remote looks like a slight upgrade of the SNES gamepad.
 
2014-06-24 03:54:54 PM  

Mike_LowELL: LOLSUBBY

Week Ending June 7th, 2014

3DS 110,490
PS4 109,724
WiiU 91,647
PS3 46,716
XOne 37,927
X360 35,531
PSV 27,446
PSP 20,353
Wii 6,730

IT'S DYING ALRIGHT


It kinda helps that you picked a week right after their big show, when they announced new Zelda, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros games. Let's go back a month, shall we:

Week Ending May 17, 2014

PS4     107,619
3DS    92,885
PS3     51,986
XOne  36,231
PSV    33,747
WiiU    28,051
PSP    10,793
Wii     8,198

Oh, so prior to Nintendo's big announcements of popular first-party games (which have a limited audience of hardcore fans these days), the WiiU was selling only a bit better than the now-discontinued PSP, and worse than just about everything else.

In fact, you can pick ANY week aside from the last two listed and see the same pattern. You cherry-picked the one week when it had a temporary jump to that status.

Intellectual dishonesty, dude.
 
2014-06-24 03:57:12 PM  

Smackledorfer: Fano: Nintendo has the bad habit of creating peripherals that make the game harder and less immersive than a standard controller. ROB, Wii balance board for punch out, the power pad, etc.

They also have the habit of pioneering the best controller concepts around:
The D-pad, the split controller on the nunchuck (yes, it is awesome, whether you feel it should have more buttons or less motion controls or not) and even their motion sensing concept was later picked up by the other makers. The zapper was very sweet too for its time, and the nunchuck can convert to a nifty tommy gun on the wii.

Meanwhile the XboxOne remote looks like a slight upgrade of the SNES gamepad.


Actually, I grabbed an Xbox One controller for my PC, and I have to say it's an excellent controller. The D-Pad is superb. The triggers are much improved (and vibrate). It really is one of the best controllers I've ever owned.

Now, if only they'd get a wireless setup for PC going. As it is, I'm using it wired- The only knock against it.
 
2014-06-24 03:58:13 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Smackledorfer: Fano: Nintendo has the bad habit of creating peripherals that make the game harder and less immersive than a standard controller. ROB, Wii balance board for punch out, the power pad, etc.

They also have the habit of pioneering the best controller concepts around:
The D-pad, the split controller on the nunchuck (yes, it is awesome, whether you feel it should have more buttons or less motion controls or not) and even their motion sensing concept was later picked up by the other makers. The zapper was very sweet too for its time, and the nunchuck can convert to a nifty tommy gun on the wii.

Meanwhile the XboxOne remote looks like a slight upgrade of the SNES gamepad.

Actually, I grabbed an Xbox One controller for my PC, and I have to say it's an excellent controller. The D-Pad is superb. The triggers are much improved (and vibrate). It really is one of the best controllers I've ever owned.

Now, if only they'd get a wireless setup for PC going. As it is, I'm using it wired- The only knock against it.


Does it operate by bluetooth? I have one on my mobo.
 
2014-06-24 03:58:21 PM  

Smackledorfer: The D-pad,


A fun story there, they patented that in 1985 and kept anyone else developing consoles from using them through almost the entirety of the 1990s.

Every wonder why the PS has those awful buttons, and the xbox/360 had the monstrosities they did?

Nintendo's fault.
 
2014-06-24 04:01:09 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Actually, I grabbed an Xbox One controller for my PC, and I have to say it's an excellent controller. The D-Pad is superb. The triggers are much improved (and vibrate). It really is one of the best controllers I've ever owned.


Oh, I'm sure it is indeed a fine controller, but my point was about innovation. Nintendo has done the majority of controller innovation historically, and has seen the expected bombs which come along with the successes. Even what many view as their big failure (the wiimote) is excellent but is misused by many games and stereotyped as shiat by people who've never played anything but a shovelware game with it.
 
2014-06-24 04:01:52 PM  

jayphat: Nix Nightbird: Smackledorfer: Fano: Nintendo has the bad habit of creating peripherals that make the game harder and less immersive than a standard controller. ROB, Wii balance board for punch out, the power pad, etc.

They also have the habit of pioneering the best controller concepts around:
The D-pad, the split controller on the nunchuck (yes, it is awesome, whether you feel it should have more buttons or less motion controls or not) and even their motion sensing concept was later picked up by the other makers. The zapper was very sweet too for its time, and the nunchuck can convert to a nifty tommy gun on the wii.

Meanwhile the XboxOne remote looks like a slight upgrade of the SNES gamepad.

Actually, I grabbed an Xbox One controller for my PC, and I have to say it's an excellent controller. The D-Pad is superb. The triggers are much improved (and vibrate). It really is one of the best controllers I've ever owned.

Now, if only they'd get a wireless setup for PC going. As it is, I'm using it wired- The only knock against it.

Does it operate by bluetooth? I have one on my mobo.


No... It's a WiFi direct connection, I think, but it's proprietary. It just doesn't work with standard wireless protocols at the moment... Because Microsoft will always find a way to monetize something in every way possible.
 
2014-06-24 04:06:42 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Mike_LowELL: LOLSUBBY

Week Ending June 7th, 2014

3DS 110,490
PS4 109,724
WiiU 91,647
PS3 46,716
XOne 37,927
X360 35,531
PSV 27,446
PSP 20,353
Wii 6,730

IT'S DYING ALRIGHT

It kinda helps that you picked a week right after their big show, when they announced new Zelda, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros games. Let's go back a month, shall we:

Week Ending May 17, 2014

PS4     107,619
3DS     92,885
PS3     51,986
XOne   36,231
PSV     33,747
WiiU     28,051
PSP     10,793
Wii     8,198

Oh, so prior to Nintendo's big announcements of popular first-party games (which have a limited audience of hardcore fans these days), the WiiU was selling only a bit better than the now-discontinued PSP, and worse than just about everything else.

In fact, you can pick ANY week aside from the last two listed and see the same pattern. You cherry-picked the one week when it had a temporary jump to that status.

Intellectual dishonesty, dude.


Well you could just go back to even before the WiiU had been released and say it had sold 0 units and say it was a failure.
 
2014-06-24 04:09:45 PM  

Theaetetus: ... yeah. So, after everyone in the court laughs at you for saying "Power Glove" and thinking it's over, what's your next step?


www.8-bitcentral.com

1. User interaction system, comprising:         
an electrical apparatus;            Check
a portable pointing device operable by a user for pointing to a region in space;              Check
a camera taking a picture;      Check
and a digital signal processor, capable of receiving and processing the picture, and capable of transmitting user interface information derived from the picture to the electrical apparatus, characterized in that the camera is connected to the pointing device so that in operation it images the region pointed to. Aaaaaaaand check

There. Predates the power glove quite easily, and far more popular. Strange how they are going after Nintendo for this, when every arcade since the mid-90's have had those games where you also had a gun.
 
2014-06-24 04:11:37 PM  

Smackledorfer: Nix Nightbird: Actually, I grabbed an Xbox One controller for my PC, and I have to say it's an excellent controller. The D-Pad is superb. The triggers are much improved (and vibrate). It really is one of the best controllers I've ever owned.

Oh, I'm sure it is indeed a fine controller, but my point was about innovation. Nintendo has done the majority of controller innovation historically, and has seen the expected bombs which come along with the successes. Even what many view as their big failure (the wiimote) is excellent but is misused by many games and stereotyped as shiat by people who've never played anything but a shovelware game with it.


Well, the d-pad wasn't theirs, actually. They borrowed it from Mattel's Intellivision and just made it better. In 1981, Milton bradley also had a handheld game that used one, so Nintendo wasn't first out of the gate... They didn't innovate. They perfected, perhaps, but it really wasn't their invention.

The motion control was again not theirs... They perfected the concepts used in Sega's Activator and Sega VR headset, both from the early 90s. Also, the arcade game Police 911  had motion control built into the light gun to sense the player's movements. Again, here, we're seeing Nintendo take a previous concept and tweak it instead of inventing it.

The Zapper wasn't theirs either. Light guns have been around since the 1930s. They're the exact same concept and basic technology, and those sorts of light guns have been used in arcade games all through the decades prior to the NES' existence. Even Nintendo was making light guns in the 70s for arcade systems, though Sega beat them to the punch on the ones that worked with CRT screens.

So no... They haven't really done a lot of innovating. They've done a lot of perfecting, and a great deal of successful marketing, but their "innovations" are the stuff like R.O.B. and the Virtual Boy, and those kinda sucked.

And no... the Game Boy wasn't so much an innovation as a step backwards with a great concept: Take the existing technology, go back a step to make the batteries last longer, and sell it based on portability and long life. It was a hit because every other handheld device was either locked into one game, had poor battery life, or wasn't terribly portable at the time.

It was still awesome, though. I suspect Nintendo's future in hardware will be 100% handheld systems after this generation. They've always done that right.
 
2014-06-24 04:19:56 PM  

RoxtarRyan: There. Predates the power glove quite easily, and far more popular. Strange how they are going after Nintendo for this, when every arcade since the mid-90's have had those games where you also had a gun.


Yay, you tackled 1 out of 17 claims. Now do claim number 8:

8. User interaction system as claimed in claim 4, wherein the digital signal processor comprises signature association means for providing to the signature identification means signature association data-comprising at least one of the data entities being: associated signature features and command related data-, the signature association data being derivable from signature template data in signature memory originating from at least one of the methods:
  the signature template data is obtained from signature training means performing a predetermined calculation on a second motion characterizing signature outputted by the motion trajectory estimating means; and
  the command template data is derived from inputted[sic] command data

(Basically the controller also must have a second motion tracking aid in it, such as an accelerometer, gyroscope and so on)
 
2014-06-24 04:22:50 PM  

Nix Nightbird: I suspect Nintendo's future in hardware will be 100% handheld systems after this generation.


Do you honestly believe that or is that just hopeful speculation?
 
2014-06-24 04:24:21 PM  

Nix Nightbird: It kinda helps that you picked a week right after their big show, when they announced new Zelda, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros games. Let's go back a month, shall we:


People only bought it because there is now a reason to buy it.
 
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