Nerds on the Rocks takes a look at the announcements that Nintendo made at their conference and the general reaction of gamers online.
Very well written article
So its no longer rated E for Everyone?
"I completely understand WHY people are upset about the game being exclusive. If a game I loved got a sequel on a platform I didn’t own, I would be upset.. but if I really loved it would find a way to play it or own it." Exactly. When I found out that Shenmue 2 was gunna be on the Xbox instead of the Dreamcast, guess what? I got an Xbox. The people who are angry about Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive represent a new form of stupid. If it wasn't for Nintendo, a Bayonetta 2 wouldn't even exist.
this issue with that mentality is that there is no REASON for it to be that way. Why become a pawn between a game you love and a console you don't own? I don't understand that at all. By the way, I got an Xbox for Halo, and Xbox live for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.
i liked MGS2 on xbox and didnt care for MGS3 on PS2. So when MGS4 was announced and not coming for 360, I got a PS3. It was my choice to either buy the platform and the game or pout out of spite. I like gaming too much to be spiteful.
You confuse being a pawn with basic "supply and demand". I wanted something, I had the money to buy it...therefore I bought it. Why do people buy consoles? To play games that they currently don't have access to. Thats the REASON. I don't see how this situation is any different. There will ALWAYS be games that you would like to play on other platforms.
Actually I agree with you 100%. I bought a original Xbox for Halo and KOTOR, I bought a Dreamcast for Sonic Adventure and the 2K Sports games, I bought an Xbox 360 for Gears Of War, PS3 for Metal Gear 4 ect... I'm buying a Wii U because I've long wanted Nintendo's first party games in HD, playing a series I enjoy like Bayonetta just gives me an added bonus. I'm a gamer, so it doesn't really matter which console a game comes out on, I almost always have them all.
Boyonetta 2 exclusivity is kinda bogus but whos fault is it really? It was gonna get cancelled if no one wanted to publish it.. I still dont believe em about consistant core releases.. In the begining they want ppl to get excited & then it might get bombarded with casual titles again.. Id kick myself in the a$$ if i bought it at launch & that happened.. Plus what if devs move on w nx gen & wii u cant hang with all the new engines? Internal struggle cuz i grew up playing on em & know they can do it but "will they really do it?" is what concerns me.. Oh well, just have to wait n see what happens
Good article. Gamers are proving to be the worst type of fans. That's why I chuckle when Nintendo is successful because it smacks in the face of all the nonsense that gamers spew when it comes to all things Nintendo. I remember all the 3Ds/ PS Vita hate. All the graphic whores can eat crow now that supposed 3ds killer is selling like crap. I am going to bust a gut when Wii U continues to sell despite all the foolish hate.
great well written article!
I really liked this article. It brought up some points that I don't think anyone has the answers to. I hope Bayonetta 2 sells well, though the first one didn't really interest me enough to get it. I like the idea of Nintendo finally having core (God, I still feel like an asshole whenever I type 'core') third party exclusives.
Yea fans are totally stupid sometimes When I saw bayonetta 2 being revealed I'll admit I was shocked but at the same time excited because nintendo had already sold me on getting this thing Zombiu Is like a mash up between zombies and darksouls Now I love both those things and for that reason alone decided i needed one at launch Pikmin 3 looks awesome and new super mario bros u looks fun and finally nintendo land im not a casual gamer but this game is uniting both the casual and the hardcore so how could I not be excited
Great article with an excellent tone that stayed pointed but didn't devolve into fanboyish crying. I myself am still wary about the WiiU. Yes, it does look like a step in the right direction, but so did the first 2-3 years of the Wii. I think a lot of the negative reaction is honestly just fans who have been burned repeatedly and are not willing to give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt... yet. This conference was really the first real attempt by Nintendo (after two E3 failures) to show they are making an effort. If they continue to move in this direction, they should win people back, but, nobody said it would be easy.
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