According to an interview with Blake J. Harris, the general consensus from interviewees was that "Nintendo had you by the balls, and they knew it."
I wonder if it involved telling them to make games that are not broken or unplayable and make sure it's full of content... >_>
But there was still games that were broken and unplayable games on NES/SNES
Yeah Nintendo's official Seal of Quality sticker meant absolutely nothing as there were tons of horrible broken games.
You bet there were. Just ask James Rolfe.
Gaming had crawled out of dire straits I'm sure Nintendo just thinks of their seal as a designation.
"Nintendo Had a Dictatorial Relationship with 3rd-Party Publishers Back during the Fourth Generation" Howard Lincoln. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Nintendo Seal of Quality will be your answer.
Sounds about right... Publisher: We want to release the game early to meet our financial targets and we'll patch the bugs later. Nintendo: No! you fix them now! Publisher: We want to hold back some content and release it later as payed DLC. Nintendo: No! you not rob our customers! Publisher: We want to add always on requirement. Nintendo: No! We not lika dis! Publishers to media: Nintendo are evil dictators waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh....
I use to work for a third party and I remember our submissions for the N64 and Gamecube were torture. Not as bad as the stories I heard for the SNES and especially the NES. Nintendo would take weeks with approvals. Usually when MS or Sony rejects a submission they send a report detailing why and what to fix, but Nintendo...no way. Their reports were vague and offered nothing. We would have to submit a bunch of times and it would get frustrating especially if we missed our target date.
Yeah I agree with you there, I've also read this article from Eurogamer about "the secret developers: Wii U".. Developers we're having a hard time optimizing Wii U due to it's slow CPU but Nintendo isn't cooperating with them to fix the problem.. So I believe in your statement http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
That article was based on the first-set of dev-kits that shipped; before the improved ones came out. Just EG trying to stir up controversy. A lot of indies have came out and said how Nintendo has been very generous and helped them whenever they got stuck; so I don't see how some could get the needed tech-support while others don't. Doesn't add up.
That article was proven to be bull.
i like to think we did pretty good at sony. lol
Who did you work for and when?
Hmm interesting (Sasuke voice).
What is sasuke? your bf?
Itachi Uchiha's baby brother. Check this tribute vid out of Sasuke, maybe you will enjoy the anime/manga... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Now Itachi is my favorite character. Hopefully I'll get to unlock him in my jump vs victory game for my vita.
This really emo kid from this really emo ninja clan in Naruto Anime.
Sasuke is an absolutely garbage character in a terrible anime/manga series called "Naruto".
Naruto is trash but after coming this far with it I might as well finish it.
Sasuke is the most ridiculous piece of trash character in that entire manga/anime. Eeyore has a better personality than that loser.
@People stop being mean to him. If you're not welcoming him back then shut up :P
The modern day child whining that they have to deal with strict individuals at all.
wait does EA still think that this the fourth console gen and not the 8th?
If they did, they would probably develop a couple games for their system. Except today they have a choice.
when EA means 4th gen, they mean the 4th 3D console Gen. everything before the snes was considered 2d.
No they're trolling and are considering the psx and xbox the start of gaming just to spite
Ea said this is the fourth gen of 3d consoles
EA doesn't think it just churns.
Well; considering the large-amount of shovelware we saw wash up on the shores of the Wii & DS - I honestly wish they still had that approach. At least they're letting their guard down with Indies though; who obviously love both the Wii U and 3DS. So, that's a good thing. Quality Control isn't a bad thing; it's actually really good. It sets standards. Developers these days have all but lost those standards. There's a reason why most of Nintendo's top-tier titles get nice review scores and high rankings on Metacritic; they don't slouch. They iron out the bugs and polish the game BEFORE it's released. Developers these days can practically get away with murder. The ability to be able to fix a game, even once it's in the hands of the consumers, has made them incredibly lazy (ahem - BF4). It's just sad at this point.
There was still tons of shoverlware tripe on the NES/SNES so I don't unserstand that excuse, Nintendo back in those days were corporate bullies that tried to limit the success of 3rd party software, for that reason 3rd Parties HATED them, and that stigma still carries on to this day. 3rd parties were practically forced to deal with Nintendo because they had no other choice, so once more succesful consoles arrived like the Genesis and much later on the Platstation, 3rd parties had no problem turning their backs on Nintendo, as those consoles offered a much more relaxed policies on licensing.
Well; considering that I didn't exist in those days - my knowledge of their previous behavior is scarce. Thanks for the clear-up. Now I understand why 3rd-parties have been so way-ward with Nintendo; but even so, they've been incredibly cold as of lately. Still - two wrongs don't make a right.