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Greg Wampler
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about me

I consider myself a hybrid hardcore/casual gamer. I love all video games even the simple ones that most hardcore guys don't touch. That is one of the best things about Nintendo and why I have always loved them ever since I was given an NES at a very young age. I have always played Nintendo consoles no matter where in the world I was including through the Marine Corps in Iraq and more.

Here at Nintendojo, I will be doing the copy editing duties, finding news and maybe getting my thoughts out with an article here and there.

current favorite games

Wii Sports Resort (Wii), The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS), Forza Motorsports 3 (360) and Uncharted 2: Among Theives (PS3)

all time  favorite games

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Donkey Kong Country (SNES), Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Final Fantasy VII (PS), Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3), Resident Evil 2 (PS), Gran Turismo 4 (PS2), Ceasar III (PC), Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (PC), SimCity 4 (PC) and The Corporate Machine (PC)

most wanted games

The Next Zelda game (Wii), The Grinder (Wii), Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii), Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) and The Next real SimCity game (PC)

favorite developers

Nintendo EAD, Factor 5, Squaresoft (Pre- Square Enix), Capcom, Rare (Pre-Microsoft Buyout) and Maxis (Pre-EA)

magazine subscriptions

Nintendo Power and Game Pro

nintendo's greatest strength

Their core franchises and innovative thinking.

nintendo's greatest weakness

Themselves and their fans. It seems most gamers only buy their consoles for their games and not so much 3rd parties and thus 3rd parties cannot compete on their consoles. However, the fans are also a weakness due to their complaining. It seems when Nintendo makes too many games, 3rd parties back off and fans complain. When Nintendo makes less games to help out 3rd parties, fans complain still that their aren't enough Nintendo games.

advice to nintendo

Don't pull away from the hardcore so much. I think it's great that you found yourselves new fans, but try to even it out at 50/50 a little with a core game here and a casual game there. You are, however, making money no matter what you do, but I think a better 50/50 strategy could make you even more.

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