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Who needs to leave Nintendo?

591d 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

607d 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

625d 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

735d 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?

742d 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!"

749d 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

750d 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?

760d 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

761d 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

800d 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

801d 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

834d 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

835d 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 :)

844d 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

855d 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

855d 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

864d 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

867d 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

893d 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

905d 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...