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Kickstarter: Good or Bad

347d 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

385d 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

387d 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

420d 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...

Wii-U being doomed is the least of our worries, folks

420d ago ... Alright, so EA isn't supporting the Wii-U. Boo hoo. But SEGA is supporting the Wii-U. Fellow N4G blogger ExtremeAzure talks about it here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/extremeazure/521832 Okay. Moving on. Instead of comparing sales between Wii-U and other consoles in the same time frame (a boring exercise) or making a huge list of all the neat-o gaming coming to the Wii-U in the next...

Why I love Console gaming :)

429d ago ... First of all, I’m a gamer. I don’t play a machine, I play games, all of them, regardless of the platform. Sure I have favourite genres and titles and I don’t play everything (how’s that possible), but the point is, being a gamer is about GAMES, not being a fanboy (fangirl?) of a platform. I have a good gaming PC, I have a PS3, I have an XBOX360, I have a PSVita, I have a 3DS, I have a PSP, I...

Nintendo Direct and E3

440d ago ... If there's one thing Nintendo defenders have been stating for the past couple of months more than anything from what I've seen (myself included at times), it's for those clamoring for more Wii U software to hold their tongues until after E3. And in one way or another, we have been right about that. Nintendo has opted to wait until E3 to give us true reveals on several games that were merely ann...

It's Nintendo's fault we think the WiiU is underpowered

441d ago ... I think we hurt Nintendo's feelings, guys. I remember when the DS and Wii were both enjoying the limelight. Sales were high. Review scores were high. Popularity was high. The number of games being released each month was high. And yet, I do recall several industry big-wigs (as well as gamers on our forums) saying - to the effect - "Nintendo is not a technology company". That must've stuck wi...

Nintendo loves leveraging their fans

449d ago ... The Nintendo Direct conference from earlier this week was packed with a lot of cool announcements. I gotta admit, I was clutching my 3DS with excitement while watching through the entire thing. A new Mario & Luigi RPG?!? Bravely Default officially confirmed for the West?!? A new 3DS Mario Golf (Don't laugh. I'm a big fan of those games)?!? However, this latest Nintendo Direct was yet another in...

5 forgotten promises of the 3DS

452d ago ... Do some digging into Nintendo's own announcements for the system and you'll begin to find that the current state of the 3DS is a far cry from what we were led to expect. Promises were made. Features were implied. Yet, here we are today with a system that isn't all it could have been. 1.An online revolution Oh, Nintendo. When will you learn? The 3DS could have been the start of another gamin...

A simple reason why I'm backing the Vita, not the 3DS

478d ago ... Right off the bat, let me point out that I currently own both a 3DS and a Vita, with a healthy bundle of games for the both of them. So, I'm not trying to stir up hate against a handheld that I don't own. Rather, I wanted to take the time to look ahead at the future of the 3DS and the Vita, and why I think one will end up with more developer support compared to the other. I love handhelds, more...

The State of the 3DS, 2 years later. Part 2

490d ago ... A few weeks ago I posted the state of the 3DS, 2 years later. My article featured upcoming games and showed how far the 3DS has come. As the 3DS approaches its 2 year anniversary on March 27. I felt that now was the perfect time to show case some of the best games that I played on the 3DS. Super Mario 3D Land- brought to life some of the best elements of Mario 64 to the 3DS with unique feat...

Next-gen? Stop doodling and do your homework!

500d ago ... It was back in 2010 when Nintendo showed off the 3DS that I thought to myself "Goodness, I'm sick of this nonsense. Can we just get back to the games?" No, hang on a second. It was the year before, when PS Move and "Natal" (Kinect) were both showcased that I began to get sick of the game industry's hardware obsession. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft were all going down a dark path...a path tha...

Why I Want a Vita, But Not Just Yet

503d ago ... I'd like to start off by saying that I'm speaking only for myself and my views. Please don't take this as anything else. The Playstation Vita is an interesting case in this still young generation of video game hardware. It was the "ultra-powered" hardcore handheld experience that was meant to blow the 3DS out of the water. Sadly it's done exactly the opposite and has seen little success in t...

The State of the 3DS, 2 years later‏.

504d ago ... The 3DS is approaching its 2 year anniversary on March 27. In anticipation, I felt that I should speak on the state of the hand held 2 years later. When the 3DS first started it showed promise of a hand held that can truly show off great games. After the launch time period 3DS had a huge hurdle, the high price and lack of compelling games created a perception that showed Nintendo was going...

Wii U in Dire Straights.

512d ago ... This article kicks off the beginning of a 3-part article looking at the three new consoles. With the PS4 being announced next week, Nintendo are in trouble. The Wii U hasn't taken off as they would have liked and with new consoles coming, Nintendo should be seriously worried. In fact, latest reports indicates that Nintendo sold less than 100,000 units with a figure of 59,000 being mooted. This...

A Nintendo Theory. What Can Save The Wii U and a Huge Win Over Their Competitors

566d ago ... Well since the launch of the Wii U last month on Nov 18th. Thing's haven't really gone Nintendo's way has it? Some will disagree and most will agree. Yet could there really be an answer to what Nintendo has planned down the road that most of us just don't see coming? Perhaps there might just be more light at the end of this dark tunnel of disappointment after all, Maybe, just maybe. Now before...

Nintendo is heading for a crash

589d ago ... It all started with the final years of the Wii. I like the Wii. Heck, I LOVE the Wii, even including those "casual" motion-control games like Wii Sports. It's a fun system with a unique set of games. However, I began to have my doubts about 2 years ago when Super Mario Galaxy 2 launched. See, I like the SMG games. I do. They're great. However, it didn't make much sense to me: why would Nintendo...

What Nintendo Should Add to the Wii U

594d ago ... The Wii U has launched, but I can't help but feel like Nintendo missed some big opportunities with the OS and it's apps. So here is my list of things thats should have been added from the start. 1)Camera App The Gamepad clearly has a camera, like the Nintendo 3DS, yet it lacks any important uses. Why not add an aplication like the DSi Camera where you can play with pictures that you take ad...

New 3ds XL Powerup or Poisonous 'Shroom

702d ago ... In just a few weeks, the much bigger, much fatter, and supposedly more powerful 3ds will be within our greedy grasp. However, that leaves many current 3ds owners in quite a conundrum as to whether or not throw out their own wad of gold coins to the Big N. Here’s some things to think about: Pros A screen that will be 90% larger than its little brother and much more crisp and easier to...