In light of Eurogamer’s anonymous Wii U developer piece that went up over the weekend, Ping 1.5+ creator Christopher Arnold has offered his own insight into the console’s dev kit.
Doubt this will grab the same attention as the first article.
The silly thing is, the original article wasn't telling us anything that we didn't know a couple of years ago - that the early Wii U dev kits were pretty atrocious and Nintendo struggled to meet the launch deadline with software. Why it's being considered news-worthy and published on numerous gaming "news" sites beggars belief. I get the impression that the developer in the article had only ever worked with "mature" dev kits before and a little overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of developing for a console that was still being finalised.
Yep, the Ping developer isn't sticking up for the dev kit because they're talking about two different things. The Eurogamer article was about pre-launch hardware and the struggles in dealing with the lower power of the Wii U CPU as well as dealing with Nintendo's horrible support for third parties. Christopher Arnold is talking about what it's like now, which is much different. But the fact that third parties are not supporting the Wii U, and modern gaming engines are not being released for the Wii U does point in the direction that the article was pretty spot on.
Man, I just don't get why so many people are banding together to run smear campaigns against Nintendo. Nintendo still releases full non buggy games, and they have done more for the industry than any other company, and yet it's become popular to berate anything they make, and anyone who enjoys their top notch products. There is waaaaaaay too much hate and ignorance in the community this days and it's truly sickening.
bubble up for you.
Bubble up for Stragomccloud. You sir, are a credit to gaming.
For a console that has zero DRM and is backward compatible with zero microtransactions, it's pretty hated and I still have no clue why... I don't have a Wii U (yet) but it seems gamer friendly and I would have thought It would be championed for being so open... very strange.
Nice article, but the other article was not so much click bait, it had its merits. I liked how he described actually working with Nintendo and that has nothing to do with dev kits. Im sure it was an inflammatory title meant for clicks, but there was some good info there as well. Still Nintendo makes SOLID software cant debate that to much.
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