Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 164: Aged Out

Wii gets a little deprecation on its platter, while Netflix considers adding more.

By M. Noah Ward. Posted 10/12/2011 08:00 6 Comments     ShareThis


Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 164: Aged Out

We discuss GameCube’s omission from Wii, Neflix’s game rentals and Nolan Bushnell critiquing Nintendo.

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Recording Date
October 11, 2011

Noah and Aaron

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:29 What We’re Playing
00:16:45 No GC in Wii, Netflix & Games, and Atari Smackdown
00:33:23 Warm Fuzzies Feedback
00:42:40 Conclusion
00:44:48 Credits

00:46:29 Total Length


6 Responses to “Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 164: Aged Out”

  • 7 points
    Katharine Byrne says...

    I’m going to have to keep it real, yo, innit, bro, because the only way I’m going to play London Life is to live my real London life, which is waaaaay more boring :( *sigh*

    I don’t think Wii does count GameCube time in the Nintendo Channel. I’ve found that it doesn’t even record some Wii titles – so far I’ve noticed that my Wii hasn’t picked up my play time for Dead Space: Extraction or Xenoblade Chronicles, and possibly others I’ve forgotten about. It also thinks my LEGO Batman is LEGO Rock Band, weirdly enough. I resent this mistake every time I look at my Nintendo Channel gameplay records!

    I agree that taking out the GameCube compatibility with these new Wiis is a really odd move, especially since Wii is so near the end of its life cycle. Then again, Nintendo have made a whole host of bizarre business decisions over the past few months, so I’m not even pretending to know what they’re planning anymore!

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    I know how “blasphemous” this may sound, but…Bushnell’s an idiot. Back when he founded Atari, there were many gaming pioneers and he was just the most successful. But he’s never done anything original. Nolan got all his business training from his work on a carnival midway. His philosophy is, and I quote, “If I get you to give you your money, I’ve done my job.” His first game, Computer Space, was stolen from Steve Russel (Space War). His next, Pong, stolen from Ralph H. Baer (off the Odyssey). Bushnell is famous for “the greatest show of anti-salesmanship in history”. When Atari was strapped for cash, his answer (which became his solution for all financial problems) was to sell the company. He then went and founded Chuck E. Cheese, not Show Biz Pizza; he sold Chuck E. Cheese to Show Biz when it started to flop (but they kept the name). Every business decision Nolan’s made since has flopped. The man is a complete and utter failure. Which makes me worry for Microsoft since they hired him.

  • 432 points
    dmgice says...

    Steve Jobs is more of a directional influence on Apple. Remember, he was the original fundraiser for it and he approved the risks that they took. The slump they went through without him was because he took too many risks. Without Jobs, Apple is more risk adverse. Bushnell is a guy who likes other peoples ideas; but not the risks attached to those ideas.

    I want crazy attachments because they are fun. Bar code readers, extra buttons, new control options, keyboards. All of those, I love them. It’s because I used to work with a peripheral company for a while, so controllers are a big thing for me.

    GameCube is pretty cheap. Here in Goodwill, you will see a lot of them just hanging around for $10 to $20 at Goodwill. The Game Cube was the largest failure for Nintendo since the Virtual Boy. Besides, this gives them an excuse to repackage older Game Cube games onto the Wii ala Metroid Prime Trilogy, Pikmin, and so forth.

    tl;dr: I like risky gadgets, so did Jobs. Bushnell and the modern Apple board are risk adverse. Game Cube games will just be repackaged for the Wii at a faster pace, I hope.

  • 165 points
    Zeer0id says...

    OOoooooh yeah, Aaron! PiCTOBiTS is awesome! Hard as all hell, but so, so good. It’s the one and only DSiWare game I downloaded since getting a 3DS (except Four Swords, of course).

    I fail miserably at the Dark stages. Seriously. I would NOT be exaggerating if I said I spent upwards of 4 hours on Dark Stage 1 before finally besting it. Still haven’t gotten past Dark Stage 2…

  • 381 points
    Hyawatta says...

    Hit the Nail on the Head in the Coffin

    I agree 100% that the reason for excluding GCN functionality from the newer versions of the Wii is to prepare for the availability of downloading GCN games on Wii U’s virtual console.

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