I need to give Super Mario Sunshine a serious try since I never have. Just recently played through Super Mario 64 and had a blast with no control annoyances and with little camera issues, so I imagine I'd be able to get into it pretty easily. Kind of sad the New Play Control line fizzled out so quickly since this one seemed like a prime choice for Wiimote controls (Controlling the water hose with the Wiimote seems like it would be ideal for the game).
Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
Just imagine if the Virtual Console came to Steam... That could be a gamechanger right there.
How so? Hard to imagine PC gamers embracing the Virtual Console if you think Valve handling Nintendo's online storefront means they'd make the Virtual Console available to PC gamers as well (Which I promise you wouldn't happen).
The people that want to play this stuff on their PC already have been doing so for years and have emulation programs that surpass Nintendo's own efforts, full romsets, save states, and so on for free. Other than with the possible exception of Nintendo's N64 emulator, every console is easily emulated with superior PC software with romsets that are extremely easy to locate. And even N64 emulation has been more than playable for years now although it's still far from ideal levels where compatibility, ease of use, and so on are concerned.
The ability to buy for $5 Super Mario Brothers via Steam on the PC isn't quite what I'd call a game changer. In fact I think it would get about as much use as that feature on the Game Room app has. Why pay a couple of bucks more per 2600 game (To something like $5 per game if I'm not mistaken) and such to be able to play on both console and PC when I can download a far superior homebrew emulator that is virtually perfect along with an entire romset from AtariAge in just a minute or so (And with the permission of Activision and Atari I might add... the two big publishers from back then that are still around today).
Hard to believe being able to download $5 NES games is going to cause even a ripple in the pond for revenue for Nintendo. And it doesn't help the Wii U in the slightest if it does. It might even damage sales on Nintendo's platforms if they start to plant this seed in people's minds that Nintendo published software is going to be available on non Nintendo platforms.