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Three Things Bravely Default Does Better Than Final Fantasy XIII

16d ago ... It’s almost a unanimously agreed-upon fact that Final Fantasy XIII is a terrible, terrible byproduct of a once-shining corporation now consumed with greed. It is because of this very game that many Final Fantasy loyalists thought Square Enix bit the dust. But in February of 2014, something amazing happened: The JRPG giant brought to life a fantastical masterpiece of epic proportions. This game,...

The Next Generation Console Dilemma

23d ago ... The new stationary console generation is finally here with all its excitement now that the three big players – Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft – are out on the market. Which console is to be chosen: PlayStation 4, Wii U or Xbox One? This is the first time in my life I have been very hesitant as to which console to choose. The only console that can be ruled out is Xbox One because I do not wa...

What Xbox One Price Cut?

48d ago ... For the past week, I've been hearing a lot about a price cut on the Xbox One. I keep hearing about how it's the fastest price cut in console history, and how it can mean only one thing - desperation. http://n4g.com/news/1463596/microsoft-says-xbox-one-price-cuts-are-not-out-of-desperation So, I decided to do some research on the matter: I checked Gamestop's website. Still listed at $...

Final Fantasy VII Remake, Turn-Based, Action or Both?

52d ago ... Final Fantasy VII Remake have probability to retain is original Turn-Based gameplay and be similar to Final Fantasy IV (3D remake) & Bravely Default. That could bring Square Enix lots of profits, since they could port it to many platform such as 3DS, Vita, PS4. Not to forget Android & IOS. Final Fantasy IV (3D remake) is available on Android & IOS and have been selling very well. Some wou...

3DS: The Moses of the JRPG genre

56d ago ... For those who didn't attend Sunday school or perhaps never saw Prince of Egypt, Moses was a Biblical character who led a few million Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and into their promised land full of milk, honey, and...well, full of not being a slave anymore, too. It's an iconic story in Western culture of how one brave man led a nation to a better place. I figure I might as well get the explan...

miiverse.nintendo.net < the real evil

66d ago ... what is the miiverse ( Mii universe), I'll just copy and paste this nifty little piece ---- Miiverse allows users to seamlessly share accomplishments, comments, and hand written notes with other users. Miiverse is integrated into the system menu of the Wii U and 3DS, but social interactions can also occur within supported games and applications. ---- As we all know we are not free to thin...

My Kickstarter Nightmare: Soul Saga Edition

80d ago ... UPDATE: created a thread on NeoGAF earlier this evening it's gotten quite a few responses, both sides of the fence, but still quite a civil discussion going on: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=759617 ----- So today I was banned from the Soul Saga (DisasterCake) forum ; http://forums.disastercake.com/ This came as a surprise since I'm generally a quiet and fair memb...

Playstation Vita's troubles and where to go next

83d ago ... It's no secret the Vita isn't doing so well. Chances are if you're reading this blog you'll have read around 15 articles and blogs about the death of the Vita and various ways to save it. This blog isn't entirely different, but I'm going to write about the ways the Vita is failing and the ways it's succeeding, and how the road to recovery doesn't really seem that complicated. Price: Price...

Who needs to leave Nintendo?

90d ago ... The recent Nintendo financial reports have been dismal, just dismal. Instead of posting a 55B Yen profit, they've posted a 25B Yen loss. Wii-U forcast shrank from 9m down to less than 3m, and 3DS sales forecasts – despite selling well – shrank from 18.5m down to 13m. Nintendo has only posted losses two times in their entire history, and both times occurred during the 3DS/Wii-U era. Some...

Animal Crossing New Leaf: So Close, Yet So Far

107d ago ... If there's one game I love for my 3DS it's Animal Crossing New Leaf, it makes sense really I loved Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS and even Animal Crossing City Folk for the Wii but despite my love for this franchise I'm always angry with each new release. Now your probably wondering how on Earth can you love something so much yet hate it at the same time...

The PSVita was built in Challenge to the Smart Device function of Remote Access

124d ago ... and Not the 3DS You can call it concession, to Nintendo if you will for the crown of the king of Mobile Gaming, you would be right, but what is more important, is there may not be any dedicated Mobile Handheld Gaming Systems anymore of large size of market share strength, if Nintendo or Sony did nothing to stop smart device companies making devices to challenge this part of the market....
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If The Wii U's First-Party Blowout Can't Save It - THEN It's Dead

235d ago ... It's hard to believe that it's almost been an entire year from since the Wii U has been released. Wow, time sure does fly! Most of the time that it has spent on the market - things have been very dormant...VERY dormant. Despite Nintendo promising it wouldn't happen - the '3DS Scenario' once again reared it's ugly, ugly head. Here we had a nice system, but no nice games...in fact, barely ANY...

How cheap do you expect?

241d ago ... This is about the PS Vita and the price drop. Mainly my problem with any of this is that people ask for a price drop so often but the PS Vita has been on sale and clearance so many times now it might as well be a permanent price drop. You never see those same people in those articles celebrating that but instead just the same people in other articles asking for price drops over and over again w...

This Mario Fan Says, "Check Out Sonic Lost World!"

249d ago ... So as part of a rather large three-game announcement for Wii U, Sega unveiled the new big 3D Sonic platformer titled Sonic Lost World. To the dismay of many an Xbox/PS3 Sega fan, the game is, like Bayonetta's sequel before it, exclusive to the Wii U. Coupled with Nintendo designers aiding in the development of the game, it is rapidly shaping up to be a rather fine tuned and otherwise far improv...

Handheld Gaming: Price Change

250d ago ... Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog, here, about the PS Vita and the 3DS having a common problem; which was they are not phones (1). I argued the rise of mobile devices has made these products seem unattractive to the mass market as many people can buy small cheap games to play on the go (with this devices being in direct competition) while getting the console experience at home. The general r...

Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS with no Subspace Emissary? Really Nintendo?

260d ago ... Nintendo has revealed that SSB4 on both the Wii U and 3DS will not feature the SSE. They've said it's because clips were watched online, but I think I know the actual reason. It's because Nintendo finds it too hard to make HD CGI HD cutscenes. They're so use to making anemic games on anemic hardware. Now I'm a Nintendo fan mind you. But I have to say this. Nintendo needs to get with the time...

Kickstarter: Good or Bad

261d ago ... Indie development is on the rise. The Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, 3DS and Wii U are suddenly finding an unbelievably uncanny amount of indie games heading to their growing libraries of games. Microsoft has recently opted to completely (and suspiciously) 180 its decision on "no self-publishing" for developers on their new Xbox One platform. And yet indie devs are still easily overwhelmed by...
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The State of the WiiU: A Brief Analysis

300d ago ... I've seen a lot of complaining and whining about the WiiU lately. A lot of gamers--a lot of WiiU owners and Nintendo fans--all seem to be under the false impression that the WiiU is a failure. This sentiment, while justified to a degree, is incorrect. To see how, let's approach the WiiU with as close to an objective analysis as possible. The WiiU has been compared to a number of other gam...
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Holiday Season 2013 ~ The Start of the 8th Generation - My Thoughts

301d ago ... . . . Technically speaking, the full 8th generation of video game consoles started in 2011 with the Nintendo 3DS. But the official start of the home console category - when ALL 8th-generation home systems are out in the wild - doesn't happen until the end of this year; Holiday Season 2013. This will indeed be an interesting time. There's going to be a whole lot of flack being blown from all...

The Two Things Nintendo Needs to Turn the Wii U Around

334d ago ... Before I even begin, let me just go ahead and say this. Nintendo is NEVER going to convince anyone who didn't own and Wii or a DS or a 3DS to buy a Wii U. Ever. If you were a firm supporter of the PS3 or the Xbox 360 you've made up your mind on who to follow long ago and Nintendo's latest console isn't going to change anybody else's opinions. However, I think that Nintendo can have just as much...
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