Did you see the bit at http://tcrf.net/Super_Paper_Mario#Unused_Capture_Cards about the text for unused capture cards?
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hint- Injecting yourself into a conversation simply to shout "I'm old! Pay attention to me!" has little to no relevance on the topic at hand.It serves to illustrate how laughable it is to establish authority by saying you've been playing games for a long time. We've all seen the industry "go through shifts".
And, despite your best optimism, I've seen that arrogance, hubris and the inability to change can destroy even the strongest company.Oh, but they've been playing games for over four decades!
You talk about Nintendo's cash reserves- except that no company with a loss-leading single focus can continue to survive on simple cash reserves for long periods of time. With Nintendo's downward spiral, if things keep going downhill within half a decade those reserves will be completely gone.Have you read about just how large those cash reserves are?
No it's not.Yes it is.
Seems that you're angry about Nintendo's new focus, but them abandoning game consoles and focusing on something that can make them profit seems perhaps a smart idea.Why the heck would I be angry about Nintendo? See, that's what happens when you speculate.
Because, to be quite frank about it, they just can't afford it. Sony and Microsoft have massive, multibillion dollar war chests from their external divisions that have, so far, shielded them financially from the fallout of venture losses. The abysmal Vita, for example, doesn't run the risk of bankrupting Sony.It is popular these days to note that Nintendo has tremendous cash reserves and could go on operating at a loss for many years if they were so inclined. There is also much speculation (there's that word again!) that Microsoft and/or Sony might spin off their videogame divisions, as they are not particularly great profit-generators for either of them, depending on how you count it. Certainly, both companies have other concerns of their own. (There's been plenty of talk of Sony shuttering Sony Pictures Entertainment, and certainly Microsoft's made their share of missteps lately.)
Nintendo doesn't have that buffer. They went this year, as a company whole, from a net gain (and projected profit of 100 billion yen) all the way down to a net loss of over 35 billion. Even after accepting responsibility and slashing his salary in half, Saturo Iwata knows that he and his company are in deep trouble. The board is looking long and hard at his leadership and there has been talk of a change.
Also I am not sure if this is what Jorpho meant but the colour conversion on the GBA were also not the best for the GB/GBCIn regards to the Game Boy Pocket – the original, early black-and-white revision of the original Game Boy – Nintendo reportedly used a slightly different version of the Z80, which was enough to cause sound effects in certain obscure games to play wrongly. I'm just saying that it seems an inability to be scrupulously faithful to the original hardware might not have played much of a part when they were considering backwards compatibility.
GBC on a DS would've required an extra CPU, adding a bit of cost and some complexity to the console.But emulation of Game Boy games can be done in software – either with Goomba in GBA mode, or Lameboy in DS mode. Granted, neither of those options are perfect, but then the Game Boy Pocket wasn't strictly compatible with original GB games either.
Except that it does become an issue, because it means that you still have to have your Wii around, taking up space, in order to play your library of games, thus removing one of the main reasons for backwards compatibility in the first place- as well as cutting down the software library. And with such a small Wii U library in the first place, deliberately hobbling it is a very bad move.I don't know about where you are, but GameCube games are pretty hard to find hereabouts, and I bet there's a huge percentage of Wii owners out there who never owned any of them.
Bear in mind that I'm not arguing that Nintendo had to have ADDED anything in order for GC Mode to work. I just believe that Nintendo shouldn't have walled it off. Determined hackers have discovered via certain means that the Wii U secretly has the means to play GameCube games- Nintendo just has disabled it.
I think countries should follow an official time synchronization. Like, base their official time from their country's capital or something.That would work poorly in Canada and the US.
The problem is I only own one compatible system to play the game(s) on, so linking two systems together to do the transfer the traditional way is not an option.So, are you using an emulator, or do you have physical cartridges?