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Anti-Indie Attitude May Help Seal Wii-U's Fate

Will McCool writes: Video games, like many aspects of modern society are going through a cycle of returning to their roots. Sure, the huge developers like EA and Bethesda are still cranking out the blockbuster titles with shinier graphics and more features than you can shake an analog stick at. I remember the FPS glories of the original Wolfenstein 3-D and the gulf between that pixelated frag-fest and modern shooters makes the grand canyon look like something you’d see on a toasted English muffin. Yet amidst the clamor of bells and whistles there are a growing number of small developers exploring different paths. Some are crafting homages to the past; glowing love-letters to the days when video games were only pretending at a third dimension. Others explore different ways to play a game; trying out new concepts and changing what skills are necessary for victory.

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Neonridr1545d ago

I wouldn't say the Wii U has an Anti-Indie attitude. More like the opposite. They welcome indie developers, and many have jumped on board to develop for the Wii U.

Elem1871545d ago

This author is delusional. I have only read glowing praises from indie devs about how easy it is to work with Nintendo.

Nintendo isn't charging them for patches, heck Nintendo has been giving out Wii U dev kits to indie devs (also providing unity engine 4 with every kit)

TruthbeTold1545d ago

^This. This writer has no idea what he's talking about. Nintendo, arguably is the most indie friendly console company at the moment.

Venox20081545d ago

wow, some people just can't accept facts, Wii U is getting better, especially with indies

hduce1545d ago

Before you write an article do you f*cking research.

PopRocks3591545d ago

Seriously. All I've been hearing about for the past couple of months is this mutual thing Nintendo and indie devs have had lately.

Gr811545d ago

Exactly, this is the most ill informed author I've seen on here in a while. Wii U is the most indie friendly platform out right now.

Wii U has its issues for sure, but this damn sure ain't one of em.

BlackWolf1545d ago

The guy doesn't know what he's saying. The only thing I see is this "romance" between Indies and Nintendo. The guy's just seeking hits, or lives under a pretty big rock.

xamtheking1545d ago

Saying Nintendo has an anti-indie attitude is like saying Pokemon is an FPS

wishingW3L1545d ago

the author of this article has no idea what is he talking about. He should feel ashamed of himself for writing this misinformed trash.

MasterCornholio1545d ago

I thought Indies love Nintendo and Sony which is why this article doesnt make any sense.

Edit: Yep im happy that both Nintendo and Sony are being extremely open to indies too bad i cant say the same for that other company.

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