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Submitted by Donnieboi 476d ago | news

Nintendo gambles on HTML5 and indies

Nintendo is betting on its HTML5 development framework to help greatly expand the roster of games for the Wii U.
Speaking in a financial briefing Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the number of developers who can use web technologies such as HTML5 and Javascript was 100 times larger than the range of developers for dedicated consoles. (Industry, Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Tech, Wii U)

Realplaya  +   476d ago
This means it will get better going forward.
lilbroRx  +   476d ago
Is there anything Nintendo can do that people won't find a way to spin negatively?

They aren't gambling on anything. They are adopting and encouraging new things.
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PopRocks359  +   476d ago
I was going to say... gambling on HTML5? I thought that was the new thing that was being used on the web presently. And indies? Did Journey and The Walking Dead not both win more awards than big budget AAA games last year?
gedden7  +   476d ago
Another doom and gloom article.. When will they stop? Its always good to have new games for your system(s) I'm beginning to think that these editors are not gamers but just down right haters...
MyNutsYourChin  +   476d ago
I'm very amazed at the select group of people who are going out of their way to bad-mouth and degrade Nintendo. It's as if a few hackneys are being paid by some money-doped, butt-hurt, investment analysts to influence the public that Nintendo is doomed and we should all stop supporting them. I'm really sick of it.

I suppose it's only natural (like douching is natural) that a few pitiful, spoiled, selfish twats want to "cleanse" away the industry's natural strengths so they can fill it with their greed and empty, repetitive, boring games that only the obnoxious, douchebag "gaymer" will buy.
sway_z  +   476d ago
HTML5 is a big deal...it's the new internet standard. Many Indies will be using it.

Slightly off topic...

I just saw Pikmin 3 in game footage...looks fantastic...nice clarity and excellent soft focus effects.

Nintendo games are always so beautifully colourful :)
Realplaya  +   476d ago
@ Everyone above who assumes this article is negative they should honestly read it. I read the article this morning and read it just now and they are not bashing Nintendo.
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Jagsrock  +   476d ago
yea the article itself isn't bashing Nintendo, however I think title is the problem. Why not say something like " Nintendo plans to back HTML 5 and indies" or "Nintendo supports HTML 5 and indies". saying it's a gamble makes it sound like they are taking a shot in the dark that could be a bad decision. It also doesn't make sense to says it's a gamble because HTML 5 is the future of web and apps.
jeffgoldwin  +   476d ago
HTML5 has been the Apple standard for several years now and recently, android.

Still far too many pc sites using flash player are the dominate software.
jakemail  +   476d ago
If nintendo wants html5 games they will have to update the browser becaause right now, they aren't very playable but i could see this going somewhere.
Also that means free games and maybe that is how nintendo will keep the casual market and not loose them to smartphones.

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