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Submitted by donniebaseball 1729d ago | interview

Nintendo Is Right About iPhone Apps Hurting Industry in 'Very Negative Way,' says Dyack

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made a big splash back at GDC this year because of comments during his keynote, which suggested that the entire mobile apps ecosystem is devaluing games overall. Iwata-san took a lot of heat for his comments, with analyst Michael Pachter stating he's like a "record company president" in denial and former Sony exec Phil Harrison saying Iwata's flat-out wrong. Iwata, however, does have Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack in his corner. (Industry, Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Silicon Knights)

NYC_Gamer  +   1729d ago
gaming has grown and reaches a lot more people because of apps and etc
theonlylolking  +   1729d ago
More does not always mean better and in this case, it does not.
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donniebaseball  +   1729d ago
I think he has a point about the value of games. People expect much more for less now. It's tough on developers.
rockleex  +   1729d ago
But you get even less with those apps than you do with full fledged $60 games.
supremacy  +   1729d ago
true, but for the asking price most people wouldn't care.

And that's whats becoming detrimental to bigger game companies, the fact that many people will accept a crappy experience for less than having to pay say 60 bucks for better.

It is that mentality thats gotten things like this, add that to the fact that now theres a lot of tacked on DRM and such to full retail games.

Games that come with locked content which you are forced to pay extra for at a later time.

I know its about money and supporting those who make em, but looking at it from the outside clearly shows why people are going for the cheap.

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