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DivineAssault  +   1032d ago
that would be nice.. looks like nintendo & sony have some powerful dev teams on their side.. Whats MS gonna do?
Kamikaze135  +   1032d ago
This has always been the case. Sony and Nintendo speak to gamers with developers and Microsoft speaks by throwing money at developers for timed exclusives.
corrus  +   1031d ago
So true
WeAreLegion  +   1032d ago
Microsoft and Nintendo have discovered that they don't have to release tons of titles every year to make money. So, they're never going to. Sony knew this years ago...

...and yet, they continue to release tons of games every single year.
Kamikaze135  +   1032d ago
Sony has more developers than the other two and developers need to release games to make they don't really have a choice. It's business.
deafdani  +   1032d ago
Nintendo actually releases a good amount of games, and they did give the Wii very good first party suport.

The Wii felt lacking in games because it had absolutely shitty third party support due to the lack in power between it and the other 2 consoles. But Nintendo themselves actually put out a lot of superb games for it.

So, you're wrong. Both Sony and Nintendo are excellent with supporting their hardware with their own software. It's Microsoft who lacks in this area, so they make strong deals with third party publishers to compensate.
BattleAxe  +   1032d ago
If Nintendo hadn't released so many first party games for the Wii, it would have been headed for the trash bin within the first couple of years. There were hardly any good third party games on the Wii at all.
Axe99  +   1032d ago
Not at all - I spend more time gaming on PS3 than elsewhere because of its quality and unique exclusives. On topic, though, Retro is top notch, my fave Ninty dev - I look forward to whatever they're cooking up :).
DOMination-  +   1032d ago

Sony have 12 first party studios
Microsoft have 21
WiiUsauce  +   1032d ago
yup and hardly any of those games sell well which is why Sony is constantly closing down their studios and causing talented people to loose their jobs.
Ezz2013  +   1032d ago

once again you show that you have no idea what you are talking about

sony only closed 2 studios this whole gen
which didn't make any games that worth while and didn't make any money
and the 3rd studio marged with another sony 1st party studio

but they just bought SP studio(infamous)
and MM studio(LBP)
and soon they will buy QD studio(Heavy rain/Beyond:two souls)..evem the studio want sony to buy them

so where is the
"Sony is constantly closing down their studios "
is coming from ?!

sony focus on buying studios that make quality games
not bleeding money on studios that can't even make AA games

know you sh1t before you type
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PirateThom  +   1032d ago

21 studios.

1 of which makes mobile games.

1 of which assists with third party development.

4 of which work on Kinect titles.

10 of which have never made a game and are working on "Unannounced projects" and have been since the last time I looked at Microsoft's Studios.

So, basically, 9 studios who have ever made a game and are likely to work on a Microsoft console, 4 of which make Kinect titles only, 2 of which make downloadable titles only.
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DOMination-  +   1031d ago

I don't disagree with your points, but who knows what those ten studios will do? I think MS will continue to use the aforementioned 4 studios as casual/kinect studios (much like Sony does with SCE London) but of those ten unannounced projects, most of then appear to be projects that people will call 'hardcore games' judging by the job ads.

All I'm saying is, lets just wait until e3 to see what MS have in store with these studios before judging or even worse, failing to even acknowledge their existence which most people on N4G do. If all they do at e3 is announce these studios are working on apps/kinect/shovelware, I will be the FIRST to condemn them.
Mainsqueeze  +   1031d ago
Lol I love how this is an article about Retro (who mainly develops for Nintendo) picking up some people from other studios, yet it turns into a war between sony and xbox fanboys. My god are you people pathetic or what.
Temporary  +   1032d ago
I feel bad for all the M$ fanboys that are going to skip Playstation's next console because of their idiocy.
UnholyLight  +   1031d ago
I feel sorry for all the $ony fanboys that skip out on the Nextbox. Jesus man, Im buying both this time. hopefully it's a good choice, I don't really care for most of Sony's exclusives. They tend not to be as good as the few exclusives we have. I'll take fewer exclusives that are better than more that are just meh. Killzone is the only exclusive that Sony has that is AMAZING.
RuleofOne343  +   1031d ago
It's not idiocy, it preferences only an idiotic person would think someone buying something different than what they are buying is idiocy. Stop being a cheerleader & let people buy what they want ,not what you think they should buy.
browngamer41  +   1031d ago
And will you be buying Microsoft's next console? Or the U? If not then you look pretty foolish and should stfu..if you are then disregard this statement!
Temporary  +   1031d ago
Yes I own the WiiU, and no Im not buying the Nextbox. Why? To pay for online access when I get it free everywhere else?

There's people that will literally NOT buy the next Playstation because of their devotion to this silly console war.

I choose not to buy the Microsoft console because of their nickle and diming, and disrespect for consumers by charging for online access, and being HILARIOUSLY less in value than PS+ which is an OPTIONAL service that doesnt force you to buy online gaming access.

So YES, I wont be buying the Nextbox, and I can play Halo and Gears at a friend's house because someone will inevitably own an Xboxnext, but it wont be me.

Opinions are opinions yes, but when someone chooses not to purchase something only because they dont like the brand name and not because they dont like what it OFFERS, then YEAH,

I feel bad for all the M$ fanboys that are going to skip Playstation's next console because of their IDIOCY.
hazardman  +   1032d ago
All I know is your a Hater dude, you remind me of that other douche bag Akuma. Always hating, him on Wii U and you on Xbox.
hazardman  +   1032d ago
I agreed with you but same could be said for PS fanboys who think MS system won't be great either! I'm not planning on missing out on any. Ill have PS4,Xbox720 and as soon as some better exclusives come out from Nintendo the Wii U. From all speculation the PS4 will be a force to be reckoned with.
UnholyLight  +   1031d ago
Watch when XBL goes through revolutionary changes for this next gen. I think Microsoft was smart to get as much cash flowing to them as they did this gen off subscriptions. PS+ is good, but if Microsoft knows what's good for them, their new services are going to be nuts. I agree with you as well. Pretty stupid to write something off before it's even been announced or out yet..
Joegrine20  +   1032d ago
oh yessssss
PopRocks359  +   1032d ago
Whoa! That's some pretty intricate talent right there. Joining Retro Studios of all companies! Certainly makes me excited.
Kingofwiiu  +   1031d ago
Why do you say ''retro studios of all companies'' as if to play Down Retro ? Retro already has robbed some of the best talent in america years ago. It's already a collection of super talented developers.

That's the criteria you have to have to get in , and they are a highly regarded developer.
DaPrintz  +   1031d ago
Vigil is hardly what the industry would call talented. It was average at best while it existed.
deafdani  +   1031d ago

He said "Retro Studios of all companies!" in the sense that yes, Retro Studios is already AWESOME, and it's only going to be more awesome with these new talented devs.

There's a reason why you only have one bubble. You most of the time have good points regarding Nintendo and Wii U, but they are sadly clouded by your own overdefensiveness and sometimes, needless hating towards other companies. Stop it already! D:<
browngamer41  +   1031d ago
Chill King...PopRocks is almost always praising and defending Nintendo- perhaps you took his statement wrong?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1031d ago
They're the guys that did Metroid Prime and that's all I need to get excited about their upcoming games.
All this extra talent on board is getting my hype up an extra few levels though.
This E3 is going to be amazing.
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Drainage  +   1032d ago
wii u domination, WHAT
fatstarr  +   1032d ago
OH MY .... I just got a good feeling in my tummy.

the dream team in the hands of retro... oohhh

ooo speechless

backed by the wiiu and 3ds Im expecting some Bangers.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1031d ago

-I thought it was what something I ate.

Over the past couple of years they have been hiring from some big name companies.

I think whatever they are working on (I think multiple titles) it is going to be stunning -
I think they are going to make something that is photo-realistic w/ all of the "Core" bells and whistle.

I just hope that if it is a SAMUS (Metroid) game that they don't do last gen's mostly Grays and Browns color scheme.
RTheRebel  +   1032d ago
WTF are they working on
must be massive 0_0
RogueStatus28  +   1032d ago
Plus the Naughty Dog and other DarkSiders developers they hired earlier? Can someone work as a janitor over there and give us a sneak peak at what the game is?
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Tone  +   1032d ago
The way they are hiring I would change game to games!
Silly gameAr  +   1032d ago
Naughty Dog hired some Vigil devs? Is there a link to an article? I gotta read that.
iNcRiMiNaTi  +   1032d ago
I think you read that wrong. He meant Retro Studios hiring a Naughty Dog dev
Silly gameAr  +   1032d ago
Ohh. My bad lol.
ahronith  +   1032d ago
Im starting to believe Retro Studios is splitting teams up and working on multiple games at the same time...Could u imagine a Retro Studios game once a year?!?! Ahhhhhhh!
CaptainN  +   1032d ago
I was thinking the same one does the next Metroid (Prime) game, the other does the next Starfox !!!
Nevers0ft  +   1031d ago
You're probably right. At the rate they've been expanding in staff and floorspace recently - either the next game they're developing is huuuuuge or they're currently working on several projects.
metroid32  +   1032d ago
They also hired the man who developed the CE2 GameEngine ect so enormous talent it's no wonder their game engine wowed Epic.
linkenski  +   1031d ago
I'm already imagining a picture of all employees of Retro standing in a single office. It must be the biggest developer ever!
LastXeno  +   1032d ago
They're working on something big in there, can't wait for E3. Assuming it should be ready by then seeing how it was taken out last year's.
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exfatal  +   1032d ago
oh man this mysterious game is starting to look promising. im getting excited
juaburg  +   1032d ago
This is going to rape like a DONKEY!!!
WiiUsauce  +   1032d ago
Nevers0ft  +   1031d ago
If it's a Retro-developed Donkey I guarantee you the sex will be entirely consensual :)
Kevlar009  +   1032d ago
I'm actually hoping it's not a major Nintendo IP (though a mature, N64/SNES style StarFox would be an amazing undertaking for them), just to see how they do without a major IP their back. Nonetheless it should be amazing (given their track record with Metroid, Donkey Kong)

Retro, Monolith, and Platinum are looking to be WiiU's Triforce if you will. I'm sure they will deliver
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ahronith  +   1032d ago
Word on the street is a new Star Tropics game is in the works by a Nintendo team (SNES)
LastXeno  +   1032d ago
Team Galaxy is already working on the next 3D Mario game... Namco and HAL are working on Smash Bros 4... EAD is working on Mario Kart Wii U and Zelda HD... Intelligent is working on SMT X Fire Emblem... Monolith is working on Xeno... Good Feel Games is working on Yoshi's Yarn. Now we're down to Metroid, Star Fox, and New IP.
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metroid32  +   1032d ago
Mayamoto is working on an FPS game that's the rumour.
WiiUsauce  +   1032d ago
Wii U will be a beast to be reckoned with. I can't wait for all the naysayers to eat their words, because there are gonna be some MASSIVE and GORGEOUS games to come from Nintendo in the very near future. It is indeed a great time to be a Nintendo fan, and a terrible time to be a Nintendo hater lol.
kesvalk  +   1031d ago
what about f-zero?
chronoforce  +   1032d ago
fingers crossed for star fox X metroid
Kevlar009  +   1032d ago
StarFox X PilotWings is where it's at
animegamingnerd  +   1032d ago
why aren't you working at nintendo
ahronith  +   1032d ago
I was thinking more Starfox X Pikmin X Pokemon...Gotta catch em all, in space...on a microscopic scale.
Ck1x  +   1031d ago
A StarFox/Sin&Punishment might be a more logical mash-up actually!
MegaLagann  +   1032d ago
They've been hiring so many people lately. It really makes me think that Retro is working on two games, maybe a new IP and a revival (like Star Fox). Or maybe this game is massive and they need more devs. Either way, we should find out at E3. And I swear to Bionis Nintendo if we don't see Retro's game(s) at E3 I will strike down with the power of a thousand suns. 'Sigh' I just want to know what they're working on...
animegamingnerd  +   1032d ago
lets hope they don't pull out at last minute like last E3
Ck1x  +   1031d ago
My guess is not only will they show it, but I think it might get a release date at e3 as well.(or shortly afterwards)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1031d ago
I think in 2012 Nintendo were looking in to developing games in the US due to cheaper cost.

Texas, home of Retro, is very cheap at the moment (one reason why Crytek is expanding).
Rivitur  +   1032d ago
If they just hired them wouldnt we ha e to wait until next years e3?
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1032d ago
Whatever Retro Studios is working on gonna be epic
zerocrossing  +   1032d ago
Wow! they must be tackling one heck of a project if they are enlisting all these guys, I can't wait to see what Retro are working on :)
LastXeno  +   1032d ago
Maybe they'll show it @ the next Nintendo Direct? With Bayonetta 2, Pokemon XY, Zelda Wind Waker remake, and X, you never know.
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Chidori  +   1032d ago
Can you imagine how amazing Nintendo's E3 showing will be this year? Just thinking about it right now is mind-blowing. While Sony and Microsoft revealing new consoles is great and all, I feel like there's nothing more exciting than GAMES. With the next Smash Bros *which will totally BLOW MINDS*, Retro's secret project, Super Mario U, Mario Kart U, maybe something on Zelda U , a more in depth look of the new Xeno title and whatever other secrets Nintendo has in store for us, I really can't see things getting any better. Nintendo has really been strengthening relationships with 3rd party publishers too, so I feel like there has to be at least one amazing 3rd party announcement that people will love. This is going to be the longest wait ever...

Nintendo should hire Level 5 to work on a grand-scale Pokemon Wii U game.
Deku-Johnny  +   1031d ago
Imagine if Nintendo announce the Pokemon X/Y PokeDex at E3!
Zeppelino  +   1031d ago
You forgot bayonetta 2 ;)
Ck1x  +   1031d ago
People have to understand that yes new hardware gets the industry excited. But people have been waiting many years to see what Nintendo's franchises would look like with a grande HD treatment...
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RogueStatus28  +   1032d ago
Wether we get Samus Aran, or Fox McCloud, I know I'm going to get an amazing experience.
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linkenski  +   1032d ago
This is awesome news. It's sad to see that Vigil got all split up over the THQ bankruptcy, but at least the remaining talents are put to good use with this collaboration. This just got me all the more excited for hyping Retro's next game!
jacksheen0000  +   1032d ago
Good move Nintendo.
dreamoner  +   1032d ago
lol? I thought Crytek picked up Vigil and named it Crytek Austin :P
NYC_Gamer  +   1031d ago
Crytek only hired the core group
FinalomegaS  +   1031d ago
One of the
I remember a long time ago, there was this small team that grew, they kept making games that the gamers loved... They hit the top with a game to this day gave us found memories... Golden Eye. Eventually what goes up must come down and that light got dim and it was such a sad day to hear they got sold to Microsoft. I am glad they live on ( still wondering what Ken Lobb is up to).

It's been long coming and we finally have that star rising up, giving gamers yet again that bright feeling. I'm sure some of you are old enough to see it when we have a gathering of talent. I remember when Nintendo way back had introduced the "Dream Team".

Let's see what they bring, I don't think they normally show stuff at E3. When they have something over 90% complete then we might see it. Until then, we'll probably only get a title...keep an eye out.
kesvalk  +   1031d ago
that moment when we discover that retro is actually making the new zelda with Eiji Aonuma and got this guys from vigil to help with scenario and new gameplay mechanics...

the day this happens is the day i will be a happy man.
Deku-Johnny  +   1031d ago
This is great news for Nintendo. Can't wait to see what they've been working on. Hopefully it's a brand new IP but I'd welcome a new Metroid with open arms since Retro made the best Metroid game ever.
1upgamer99  +   1031d ago
If you look at Metroid on Wii, which had way less power than the PS3, yet the game looked AMAZING. Can you imagine what Retro Will do with the added power, newer tech than current gen with Metroid. I can not wait to see what they have in store for us! The gamepad to scan too.
quantae06  +   1031d ago
Yeah, I'm thinking they are going with a new graphics style game with improved physics. Building off the gameplay style of Prime 3 or a new Metroid series all together. The next Metroid should be awesome!! I think it be one the best Metroid games of all-time, because Retro sounds really pumped up. I really hope they add online play too. Let's cross our fingers for that...
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1031d ago
I think Retro is going to make a game that speaks the Core's language.
I also think that Retro might be going beyond making 1 game at a time.

Before Nintendo bought them- they had 5 or 4 projects going at the same time.
Nintendo cancelled all of them ("Raven Blade" -R.I.P.) and mad them focus on Metroid Prime 1.

It was a wise decision- BUT now Retro has show itself to be very capable-

Given the current tax rates and incentives in Texas and the more expensive Japanese economy- it would be way CHEAPER to make (many) games at Retro than in WA or Japan.
wiiulee  +   1031d ago
nintendo release alot of games every generation and most of all they have release the most triple a quality games while the two other consoles makers lose money on game releases....if we were to take sales of first party titles from the 3 console makers every generation or even this generation coming up..nintendo will be millions ahed
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