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Harvest Moon Vs Stardew Valley: the apprentice becomes the master

2d ago ... The original Harvest Moon series - now known as Story of Seasons (series) - first released on the SNES way back in 1996, a time when crazy pants were all the rage and the world was about to be hit by a major disaster... The Spice Girls. For all these years Story of Seasons has been master of the farm simulation / rpg genre, largely due to the fact that no other developer cared enough to cha...

An Interview with Luis Antonio - Part 1

42d ago ... [i]Coolbeans talk to Luis Antonio, developer of Twelve Minutes, about his past experiences in development, why he wanted to make Twelve Minutes, his inspirations, and when and how he expects the game to be released.[/i] [b]Coolbeans:[/b] Before Twelve Minutes, what previous experience have you had in the games industry, as far as role and what games you’ve worked on? [b]Luis:[/b] I starte...

Gearbox might already be trying to kill off the NX's first year momentum.

52d ago ... The Wii U's momentum got killed off early for a lot of different reasons, resulting in one of the quickest cliff-drops to first year sales Nintendo has ever seen. Of those reasons, one was late ports of games we already own being the predominant choice for the system's opening year of third party games. Fast forward to now, and it seems a new rumor has cropped up that may indicate Nintend...

So much, and so little...

58d ago ... I have begun to notice that I have a rapidly expanding problem, and I really don't know what to do about it. I have too many games. I collect games from various platforms, not just current generation and last generation titles. I have games from the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, Neo Geo, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox,...

The Wii U is DONE: How the Nintendo NX could re-write the rules

61d ago ... Amid the madness that was E3 2015, one detail that was spoken of so briefly that the term ‘glossed over’ doesn’t quite feel accurate–the Nintendo NX console–made a quiet blip on the radar before taking a backseat to the new additions to their longstanding franchise Super Smash Bros. (which really showed me the direction the company is determined to go in), plushies and arguably way too much tim...

PS3 "A Better Value Than Wii U"?

80d ago ... Today I was shopping around at a local Walmart, when it dawned on me! The Wii U cost $300, while the PS3 was $150, then I started to really think about that...Then it hit me! The PS3 actually offers a better value then the "next gen" Nintendo Wii U. I must be crazy.. Right? When I went to the game aisle, I could not believe what I saw, a scarce Wii U game library with a lot of the same game...

The Importance of Being an Omnigamer

88d ago ... It's easy to pick a platform and form brand loyalty. It's cheaper, it's saves space under your TV, it's easier to keep track of new games releasing and it's just plain fun to join in on the fanboy/girl platform wars. http://i.imgur.com/B5kLr9R.png But I'm here to do the unpopular thing and tell you that you are failing as a gamer if you do this. Not only are you missing out on some of...

The Problem With Being In The Lead

138d ago ... Every new generation is a clean slate for all the companies that make the consoles we love. What happens the generation before never matters once that generation ends, and we've seen it happen time and again. There is one constant though, one thing that has never changed, and that's the arrogance that being the "winner" brings. That arrogance may shift to the next console, or it may exist withi...

Nintendoom: Part 3: Specs., Price, and Performance

186d ago ... First and foremost the console has to be more powerful, but most importantly, easy to develop for (something all developers benefit from). The PlayStation 4 is the perfect example of giving developers, the gamer, and the community what they want, and reaping the rewards for it. At $199 - $249 the console can’t be a powerhouse if it launches between 2017 - 2018, but at worst it should be on pa...

Nintendoom: Part 1: Re-shaping the console

186d ago ... It's a new year, and time for a new blog, so let’s get right into it. Nintendoom. “Is this the end of Nintendo”, “Is this the end of Handhelds”, we've heard all this before, but looking at the state of the Wii U, and it's understandable why this topic comes up. The Wii U is currently performing worse than the GameCube which is considered a failure sales-wise amongst the gaming community, esp...
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New Nintendo Console Incoming? You Don't Say!

231d ago ... Recently, a lot of news has been pouring in about Nintendo, and for what seems like the first time in a (really) long time, it's all positive. The 3DS is undeniably any gamer's Master Sword of a system, and the Wii U has finally become "the little console that CAN!" - as its fortunes have almost completely shifted direction for the better. Case in point, both of Nintendo's systems and their com...

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

293d 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?

308d 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.

371d 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

372d 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!!!!!!!!

384d 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:

395d 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

399d 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

429d 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.

430d 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...
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