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Mario Kart 8 Officially Justifies the Wii U's Graphical Prowess

383d 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

384d 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

387d 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

388d 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...

What's Happening to Nintendo?

391d ago ... I love Nintendo. I may not be as tight with them as I am with Sony, but Ninty and I go way back. Heck, Super Mario World for the SNES was the first videogame I ever encountered, at the age of four, so it's possible I never would have taken up gaming as a past time, if it wasn't for good old Ninty. But, many of their decisions lately, have been questionable, at best. It's no secret that th...

Could Pac-Man be in MK8&SSB4?

393d ago ... I've heard both sides of this "argument", as to reasons Pac-Man should and shouldn't be in either of these upcoming titles from Nintendo- So I figured I would throw my "2-cents" into the ring. I for one am a fan of the idea of Pac-Man being in both titles. Why? Well, for starters-one of my favorite Mario Kart games was the arcade game that Namco released that not only included Pac-Man in its ro...

Can't we all get along?: If one company ruled the industry (Opinion Piece)

401d ago ... With the Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 4, and Microsoft XBOX One all out in the wild (in most places), gamers are snatching up their console(s) of choice, mostly enjoying their new investments. Unfortunately, due to sensational media headlines (does "CAN XBOX ONE CATCH UP TO PS4" or "NPD CHARTS SHOW EXUBERANT SALES OF TITANFALL" ring a bell?), overbearing dependence on exclusive titles, hard...

Is Nintendo’s Current 2014 Line-Up Enough to Save the Wii U?

405d ago ... This is my first post, i am so nervous :p , hope you enjoy it. Over a year after its launch, the Wii U continues to struggle in the console marketplace despite having a rather large catalog of games currently available. Last year, Nintendo bet their hopes on a series of holiday titles – Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Wii Party U, and Super Mario 3D World...

Why Mario Kart 8's Lack of Voice Chat Does and Does Not Matter

418d ago ... So Mario Kart 8 has no voice chat feature. Let me be the first to say that this kind of sucks for Wii U players (and technically for me when I get the thing in the future). A lot of people seem pretty upset by this news, and rightfully so. Some people really want to be able to talk to the people they are playing with and that's a perfectly fine criticism. Although, I do feel like some of the cr...

You never cancel a pre-order early.... especially over something as stupid as graphics.

424d ago ... Gamers have made me angry ALOT over the years. Here's a small list of the stuff I've dealt with. PS4 haters. Xbox One haters. Wii U haters. Cheaters in online multiplayer. People who try to "expose" you. People who want Ridley in Super Smash Bros 4. But THIS topic takes the cake. Some of you actually CANCELLED your Watch Dogs pre-orders because the graphics were "downgraded" from wh...

The Adventures of Rocksteady and Wii U

428d ago ... I read the recent news article about why Rocksteady took the decision not to port to the Wii U. I already knew they weren't gonna release their game on the Wii u as well as the PS3, X360, and smart phones. But in this specific article the commenters reaction towards Rocksteady was highly negative specifically for the Wii u decision. On the other side of the coin, commenters were also highly neg...

The Next Generation Console Dilemma

430d 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...

Why I left N4G almost a year ago

432d ago ... As most of you here that are reading this, I am a Playstation fan and have been since the PS1 but that never stopped me from enjoying other consoles and discussing even the ones I don't like fairly such as the Wii U. Why am I mentioning this? Because as a Playstation fan I am embarrassed to say N4G is probably one of the worst places on the internet for video game discussion and here's why....

What's "sexy" and what isn't "sexy" in gaming

432d ago ... I hate classifying gaming as "Sexy" but to be honest I just wanted an excuse to show off that picture of Palutena. Anyway, there are many things that people like, and many things that people don't like. It's mainly all opinions, but here's mine. We'll see if you agree. What is "Sexy:" Graphics This was a no brainer. I've stated many times that I don't care about graphics as long as they lo...

Wii U, XBox1&PS4 How the #'s Stack Up

434d ago ... I've read countless theories and opinions concerning people's favorite console and the reason they are "winning" the console war or why they are "losing". This invariably is followed by recommendations as to how their respective system should go about either furthering their "lead" or how to "bounce" back- So, I've decided to take another approach to what at times can be a very frustrating argu...

Wii U can succeed without muti-platform 3rd party support

438d ago ... Truth be told, Wii U doesn't need mainstream 3rd party games like Grand Theft Auto or the latest Need for Speed to be successful. The Wii U is getting its own exclusives, however they also need exclusive 3rd Party Franchises in which fans can become familiar with. Nintendo has the resources to establish 5 franchises if they were to choose to in my opinion. If I had control over Nintendo right n...

My Take on Gaming: 8th Gen

442d ago ... 8th Generation gaming is among us following the launches of Sony's PS4, Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U. Nintendo's Wii U was launched last November and gave us a glimpse to what 8th Generation or more commonly known as Next Gen gaming had in store. Many in the gaming community do not consider the Wii U a true Next Gen console due to its weaker hardware specs when compared to the PS4...

10 Reasons why the Wii U Wins!!!

442d ago ... I am not going to write a "love" letter about Nintendo(though admittedly I do love Nintendo) and I am not going to try and be a "shield" for all the negative outlooks on the Wii U. What I am going to do is simply compile a list of all the strengths and positive things that I (emphasis on the I) see and have found as a Wii U owner... 1. Backwards compatibility-I can't stress the awesomeness...

Get it through your skulls;Graphics. Don't. MATTER! (To an extent.)

446d ago ... So news recently came out that Watch Dogs was apparently downgraded graphicswise after its delay. I don't understand HOW they made it look worse. I usually respect the game creators, but I don't know what made them think it looked better than before. I could've had this back in November for the PS4 or Wii U or Xbox 360, yet it was delayed to "polish." Now, is the downgrade worthy of CANCELLI...

Why am I getting dejavu from 6th gen?

459d ago ... Everything that's been happening seems VERY familiar, and I'm surprised nobody else has noticed. The PS4 is the best choice. It's cheap, powerful, has great multiplats, a few great exclusives, and offers innovation aside from the console at a different price. The PS4 is selling extremely well, and is dominating the other 2. Didn't the EXACT same thing happen with the PS2? The PS2 is the b...