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Submitted by -Mezzo- 832d ago | article

What’s This? A Non-Nintendo Game Creator Raves About The Wii U.

Kotaku - I thought I was on another planet on Wednesday when I saw Alex Ward for the first time in five years.

This was Criterion's Alex Ward, the developer of a game studio that pushes gaming hardware to the brink and that hasn't made a game for Nintendo in 10 years. He was saying nothing but glowing things about the Wii U.

Which game creators, other than people who work at Nintendo, say glowing things about the Wii U these days?

Ward was pit-stopping in New York City, en route from his studio's offices in Guildford, England to Nintendo's in Seattle. He was on his way to show Nintendo the March-scheduled Wii U version of the excellent Need For Speed: Most Wanted. He consented to show it to some reporters while he was on his way. I was one of them and was waiting for him at an EA showcase on the fourth floor of a hotel in midtown Manhattan. (Alex Ward, Criterion, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Wii U)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   832d ago
Again, I think I have Definitively proven-

-That The Trolls on the N4G are to be trusted over the Illuminati & Alien Mind-Controlled game developers.

Just ask Abraham Lincoln ;)
wiium64  +   832d ago
yeah no kidding, but i thought all the third parties hated nintendo and complained about cancelled games, like need for speed most wanted and monster hunter 3 ultimate, oh wait... and did any one show proof of actual names of companies and what games were cancelled? no? how odd? no proof that these companies said this? yeah another lie from the biased media against nintendo, some one call frodo and gandolf, we have got to get rid of all these trolls.
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Jadedz  +   832d ago
This is what it's about;
"Everyone wants to talk about this and that on the hardware, and it's not as interesting to me. What's really important is what we're doing with the player experience. The games I'm playing on Wii U—Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U—what Nintendo [does], they just deliver excellent gameplay. It's probably one of the big problems in the industry at the moment. Everyone—you guys—like to talk about specs and this and that. We've got to get back to just playing the game. And that's what this game is about. It's about a simple, fun experience. It's not about 10,000,000 polygons and who does this and who does that.''

Alex Ward.
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Venox2008  +   831d ago
thats a pure true.. in this gen people are too obscesed about graphics and spec..
wiium64  +   832d ago
and check this out http://mynintendonews.com/2... yes, a game maker with brains, if only the rest of third party would think with their brains, you don't need ten million polygons to make a great game, it's refreshing to hear a game developer talk like that.
MNGamer-N  +   832d ago
The Wii U is a great system. The price is a bit high though, the wii casuals are used to lower prices. It will happen. X box ps4 come out, wiiu drops in price, Nintnedo hits the air waves with heavy marketing... games arrive. I think it will shape up well.
Thank god some good nintendo news.. It really needs it.
wishingW3L  +   831d ago
when people will learn that titles don't have punctuation? Some people really need to go back to school....
TruthbeTold  +   831d ago
The internet is a different beast man. E-mail/Twitter type of communication is the norm and has permeated near everything. The punctuation in this particular title serves a communicative purpose that would otherwise be lost. The title isn't a headline so much as it is an advertisement, or a banner for the article itself. Surely punctuation, and when or when not to use it is important. But I think it's just as important for people to adapt with the times, as it is to be educated on classic procedure/writing etiquette.
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Kos-Mos  +   831d ago
I agree with you, but remember to start a sentence with capital letter ;)
Old McGroin  +   831d ago
"when people will learn that titles don't have punctuation? Some people really need to go back to school.... "

You need to switch the word "people" and "will" around AND you forgot the capital letter. SMH.
RAFFwaff  +   831d ago
wow, a "developer finally takes the time to understand wii u architecture shock!" the wii u has only been out just over 3months. NOBODY knows how far it can be maxed out graphically yet. thats always been the case with new consoles. the wii u is not an xbox 360 with a tablet controller. this anti-nintendo propaganda is just getting embarrassing now.
360ICE  +   831d ago
Anti-Nintendo propaganda, my ice.
Lots of people are underwhelmed by the new console. Sure, let's give it some time, but as of now I'm part of the skeptics.

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