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Bay 2's first week in US shows big promise by comparison to first game...

49d ago ... So apparently, even before factoring in digital sales, Bay 2's first week of state-side sales have out-done the first week sales of Bayonetta 1's original state-side release, especially after factoring in the difference in install bases during the time of the first game's release and the install base of the Wii U during Bay 2's release. XBox 360 Bayonetta week 1 sales[5 days of data]: 91,668...

When Did Graphics Stop Mattering?

64d ago ... Quite some time ago, I began to notice gamers exclaiming how "graphics don't matter," and phrases like "it's the gameplay, not the graphics!" Well, I say, since when did gamers stop caring about how their games look, and why has it become almost politically incorrect as a gamer to demand both great gameplay and amazing-looking,eye-popping colors and textures whilst playing said awesome gameplay...

Wii U owners unite for 3rd party support.

127d ago ... Alright so it’s no secret that 3rd party support generally sucks on Nintendo consoles. I’ve been on the defending side of both parties, but honestly the only party that can change the current situation and lack of proper 3rd party support is you, the gamer. So here’s a list of good no great 3rd party games that every Wii U should own if they’re a fan of the genre. Oh and remember, please “BUY N...
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Nintendo's Biggest Issue with Third-Parties IS Nintendo

128d ago ... Yes, you read that correctly. As we all know — third-parties haven't played well with Nintendo, for quite a while now; over 20 years to be exact. Yes — it's been THAT long. Every generation, it seems to be the same old story; Nintendo announces new system with a myriad of the tried-&-true exclusives and only a handful of (decent) third-party titles to accompany them. While their handheld...

3 Platform Future: Nintendo N-Fusion!!!!!!!!

140d ago ... Nintendo will always be remembered as a pioneer in the gaming industry by standardizing the consoles, and creating some of the most well-known, successful, and established franchises in gaming. However, Nintendo's fortunes has taken a turn for the worse with the home console once again in risk of being a commercial failure. Nintendo's home console sales have been on the decline each console g...

The ongoing list of third party ports and their flaws:

151d ago ... Note: This list will be ongoing and will include games outside the Wii U, so if I miss any, feel free to contribute. It's time this parties were shown where they went wrong, where common sense in development failed to enter into their plans for some ports, and to silence apologists who use their console preferences to defend the flawed ports. So a bunch of people (read: apologists) have tak...

At a Glance: Image and Form

155d ago ... [b]Image & Form[/b] is a video game development studio made up of more than a dozen brilliant, childishly creative and mostly overaged people in Gothenburg, Sweden. They haven’t a clue what they’re going to be when they grow up, but they’ve been at this game development thing since 1997, and are more productive than ever. http://imageform.se/ [b]SteamWorld Dig[/b] is a platform mining adv...

In-Engine Vs Gameplay

185d ago ... Since E3 came and went, a lot of crazy buzz has been thrown about with varying degrees of awesome. Microsoft has proven that the Xbox One has a fighting chance with great looking upcoming games, Wii U not only showed its continued relevance but arguably won the entire show and Sony had a megaton of stuff to show, so much so that their conference was a massive two hours of announcements. But som...

Opinion: Nintendo Has it Backwards With Virtual Console.

186d ago ... I love the Virtual Console. It may not have a perfect selection, and I have to wonder why Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, and Milon's Secret Castle are available for download on all current Nintendo devices, despite the AVGN ripping into them both, but it's still a great service for enabling a new generation of gamers to play the classics. Nintendo even has a handheld Virtual Console now, wh...

Why the Wii U Should be the Wii 2

186d ago ... "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Juilet Cappelletti Romeo and Juilet Before any Wii fans protest to the notion that the Wii U should be NAMED the Wii 2, that is neither the thrust nor the theme of this article, I hope you all hang in there to get what this article is all about. The Wii U possesses the moniker of it's predecessor,...

I want an Xbox One, but I'm not getting one.

200d ago ... So I've been reading up on the comments for Microsofts E3 press conference, I can't exactly agree or disagree for any of them. I liked just about every game I saw. Each and every one of them looked exciting. Yet with every good game comes a buttload of ridiculous controversy. Just look at Watch Dogs. Here's a couple of post I saw. Keep in mind that they are NOT word for word. My memory isn'...

E3 Is Almost Here

201d ago ... E3 is right around the corner and here I am stuck once again in my cycle of life. Earn money, take care of kid, and hang out with the family. But I almost forget. I have to spend some time with the Playstation 4, but that will be difficult considering there are no compelling games to play. Oh well back to collecting dust I suppose. In all seriousness my Playstation 3 and Wii U have been gett...

More Wii U words

205d ago ... So, there are lots of things wrong with the Wii U. Marketing has been confusing, the games have come slowly, third party support is gone, the asking price is too high and the tech is too old. Nintendo doesn't have a problem that people need to insightfully boil things down to; they have a large, unlabeled umbrella full of issues collected like so many undesirable Pokemon. That's the lens the...

Polygon's Nintendo Nightmare

205d ago ... Let me start off by saying that Mr. Kuchera's views are probably not representative of the entirety of Polygon. I always find that gamers tend to associate one person's review or statement with the entirity of the site/company, and this isn't usually the case. That said, I find his statements to be an additional footnote to the laughable incompetency that Polygon trails. The article in quest...
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Road to E3 '14: Nintendo and the Underdog - Wii U

206d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FIRST of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming;...
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May Contest Winners!

206d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! Stay tuned for June contests. (and feel free to let me know what you want in the comments below) GET LUCKY TWICE: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U One winner will be chosen at random from the winners of the contests below. That's right - have a winning May Blog, User Review, Comment or be a top Contributor in May and you're entered to win! PRIZE: Winners choice* of PS4...
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Mario Kart 8 Officially Justifies the Wii U's Graphical Prowess

229d ago ... Say what you want about the Wii U. Whine and complain as much as you'd like about how the system isn't at the same 'power-level' as the PS4 or XBOX One. One thing is for sure, though: Mario Kart 8 is one damn-fine looking game. It's been a little less than a year from since the public got a chance to first see the title in action. It's been a little over a year from since Nintendo showed...

E3 2014 Predictions

230d ago ... We are only a month away from one of the biggest days for video games in the entire year. The Electronics Entertainment Expo (or E3 as most people call it) comes around every summer, and gives gamers across the world hope for their respective systems. For some (myself included), E3 is a decision maker on which console to spend your hard-earned money on. I personally own a Wii U already, but I'm...

An Analysis on the Wii U's Current Situation

233d ago ... Recently Nintendo submitted its FY2013 report, which saw them failing to reach their Wii U target, after cutting it by almost 70%. This is terrible news, and the logical question is: What's next? First let me state some things, the way I see them: 1. A new console is out of the question. Nintendo can barely keep up with the 3DS and Wii U as it is, and with all their teams likely workin...
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N4G May Contests: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U

234d ago ... Better late than never? Here's hoping! The May contests are... GET LUCKY TWICE: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U One winner will be chosen at random from the winners of the contests below. That's right - have a winning May Blog, User Review, Comment or be a top Contributor in May and you're entered to win! PRIZE: Winners choice* of PS4 or XBOX One or WII U COMMENT LOTTERY: Each comment you m...
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