Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:04 UTC
Apple Well, this just got interesting. There's been a bit of a backlash over Apple's Final Cut X Pro, which is considered a step down from previous versions by many professional videographers, as they claim it lacks countless features - leading to the nickname 'iMovie Pro'. Former Shake product designer and former Apple employee Ron Brinkmann has now weighed in on the situation. His advice to professionals? Don't rely on companies like Apple.
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RE[3]: Apple is getting arrogant
by CaptainN- on Wed 29th Jun 2011 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Apple is getting arrogant"
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Ignoring the hardcore gamer market with Wii seems to have paid off quite well.

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JAlexoid Member since:

Ignoring the HC gamer market is exceptionally profitable. Yet 2 years down the road, when the casual gamer starts requiring the same stuff that HC gamer requires today, you'll feel the heat. It's the same as enthusiast class PC components; today it's overpriced e-penis extension tool, tomorrow it's in every midrange PC.

With the price of XBox360 and PS3, Wii can hardly compete today. MS and Sony just brought in the causal gamer into their platforms, while Wii will never get the hardcore gamer on their side.

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I don't know that I buy that narrative. The sales numbers tell a different story. also, Nintendo is now making a play for the HC market again, presumably, having saturated the casual market - a market which they once owned BTW, back in the NES days. Many Wii games remind me of old NES games.

I find their Wii U strategy nothing short of genius. The possible stumbling blocks are their online strategy and getting their OS software quality up to iOS or Android levels at least.

There is no reason they shouldn't be able to compete with the more general purpose iPads out there - if they notice and take advantage the opportunity (and the form factor of their new controller alone signals that they do).

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Valhalla Member since:

Ignoring the hardcore gamer market with Wii seems to have paid off quite well.

That's just Thom showing off his usual bias. Because the 3DS hasn't sold aswell as the DS did Thom sees the opportunity to spell doom and disaster for Nintendo. It's getting old.

It's true that NDS (and Gameboy Advance before that) totally dominated the handheld game market, but obviously there are tougher times now with the mobile phone segment moving in hard aswell as the PSP having gained alot of ground with a strong software lineup.

So no, I can't see the 3DS sell nearly as good as the DS did, but only those with agendas (like Thom) will try to translate this into Nintendo 'being back on square one'.

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