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Nintendo And Their Fans' Resistance to Online Multiplayer

266d ago ... I'm not going to lie, if there's one thing that's disappointed me about the Wii U this year, it's going to be the sheer lack of online features in a system more than capable of handling them. (Yes it is. Is too. Is too. Is too infinity. Shut up.) Recently I mentioned a video from YouTube user Shokio talking about the lack of online multiplayer in Super Mario 3D World, one of the Wii U's more...

Gamers Are Better United Than Divided

267d ago ... N4G is ripe with hatred. There, I said it, my opinion is out there and I'm sure many will deny that. It's whatever. For every Nintendo article there tends to be more than enough people splooging the same tired rhetoric over and over, whether the points are valid or not. In every Xbox One or PS4 article you have the usual users butting heads constantly at each other, quite often over remedial is...

The Term "AAA Game" is Fundamentally Pointless Now

302d ago ... I'm not a big fan of Destructoid's Jim Sterling. In some of his writings, I think he has been immature, overzealous, arrogant, antagonistic and just downright unpleasant. His reviews feel knee-jerk, unintelligent and at times dishonest with the objective points made. However his Jimquisition videos are something to behold. Much better with politics in the game industry and very much on the dime...

Here's Hoping for a Half-Genie Hero

312d ago ... With ten days of a thirty day crowdfunding attempt now passed, Shantae Half-Genie Hero is now at only a little over half its goal of $400K. While this is certainly an accomplishment for such a niche game, I can't help but express some disappointment in the speed (or lack thereof) of the funding in question. There is no doubt that Shantae will certainly be funded in time, but as far as any stret...

I Dream of Shantae

321d ago ... No, I don't actually dream of the character. I think that would come off as a little creepy? But I do adore the character; she's one of the most adorable female video game protagonists in the industry. And because I wanted to make a reference to I Dream of Jeannie... IT WAS A DECENT SHOW, GET OFF MY BACK. You wouldn't guess it for an instant, but Shantae back on the old Gameboy Color was on...

Play Again? Revisited: Wind Waker HD

333d ago ... Generation 7 has proven to be an era of nostalgia. We've seen many a rerelease and/or remake hit the shelves of stores and the menus of digital console network shops within the past seven or so years and it's a trend that seemingly will not go away. Most recently was the release Ducktales Remastered HD across all major platforms and has been doing fairly well. More recently with the coming of i...

This Mario Fan Says, "Check Out Sonic Lost World!"

345d ago ... So as part of a rather large three-game announcement for Wii U, Sega unveiled the new big 3D Sonic platformer titled Sonic Lost World. To the dismay of many an Xbox/PS3 Sega fan, the game is, like Bayonetta's sequel before it, exclusive to the Wii U. Coupled with Nintendo designers aiding in the development of the game, it is rapidly shaping up to be a rather fine tuned and otherwise far improv...

"Why Can't We Be Friends?"

356d ago ... With the Wii U and Vita's continued struggles, I've seen a fair share of crude behavior surrounding the fanbases of both consoles on any post that seems to talk about either in any sort of positive or negative context. It's the kind of driveling tomfoolery that you would come to expect from an article written by Jim Stirling; arrogant, off-base and pretty immature. Don't get the wrong idea, I'm...

Kickstarter: Good or Bad

357d ago ... Indie development is on the rise. The Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, 3DS and Wii U are suddenly finding an unbelievably uncanny amount of indie games heading to their growing libraries of games. Microsoft has recently opted to completely (and suspiciously) 180 its decision on "no self-publishing" for developers on their new Xbox One platform. And yet indie devs are still easily overwhelmed by...

The Unpopular Opinion: Twin Snakes Was Good

359d ago ... Metal Gear Solid is one of those Nintendo-esque retro greats that have stood the test of time and continued to find success through the decades. The series is now entering its 5th chapter, or rather the fourth (marking the fourth game after Snake Eater, canonically the first game in the timeline). The MSX games were misguidedly ported to the NES and the very first Playstation "Solid" game was r...

Atlus and Its New Home: Speculation and Paranoia

367d ago ... A recent article on N4G has just popped up showcasing its reasoning for a prediction involving Nintendo purchasing the newly available Atlus since their parent company went bankrupt (though the article inaccurately states that Atlus itself has gone bankrupt). This spawned a great deal of controversy in the comments section with people claiming tooth and nail whether it was a good or bad thing....

The Path of a Gamer

368d ago ... We all get exposed to many a different activity as we are growing up. Most are introduced to new experiences through conversations with friends, teachers, parents, guardians, and other social interactions. In the modern age we come across these experiences even through the internet. It's amazing to think of what our lives as younger gamers would have been like had the internet been around in ye...

How Nintendo Should Approach Wii U's Successor

377d ago ... To get the usual introductions out of the way, let it be said that I don't think anyone can't say that the Wii U's first year has been nothing if not a tremendously steep uphill climb. The system saw some moderate success when it first launched, but like with Monster Hunter 3, the sales seemed to plateau pretty quickly. Around half a year later, the Wii U is still struggling with the launches o...

Vita and Wii U; Same Problem, Different Solutions

381d ago ... In all fairness, I do not yet own a Vita. I still intend to get one (most likely after I get a PS4); a platform of its nature will undoubtedly have the potential for great content. So far, the games I wish to get for mine include Persona 4, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Muramasa: Rebirth and any of the transferable Playstation 1 and digital PSP/Vita games sitting in my PSN account. For me, this will...

My/Your Favorite Is Number One, But Not The Only One

389d ago ... Given the end of E3, it's become pretty easy to see that Sony is rapidly increasing their already large chances of being in the number one spot as far sales for the next generation. They have managed to set record pre-order numbers and absolutely decimate the Xbox One in consumer voted polls on Amazon. Many a Sony fan are excited, some to the point of gloating and in some ways rightfully so....

Post E3, My Thoughts On The Eighth Generation of Gaming

399d ago ... Yeah, I know, all the hatred toward the Xbox One must be getting pretty tired now (and with all due respect, I commend the Xbox fans who put up with it), but with E3 having passed, I thought I would weigh in my thoughts on E3 and what may come from the rest of this very young generation. Microsoft's E3 conference was... not bad. It truly was not. People demanded games from Microsoft, and whi...

The Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

403d ago ... So with E3 finally having been wrapped up, I headed off to my local Best Buy to try out some of the new E3 demos that were there. I was able to show up on the dot of the starting time of the event and by then there was already a pretty lengthy line. Thankfully there was a sign in sheet, so the demos were not simply "first come, first serve." Most of the players were into the new Mario games, Su...

Nintendo Land Should Have Been Free To Play

436d ago ... This past week, my friends and I had gotten together for another weekly day of game time. We opted to shoot for the remaining stars that we had not yet achieved in Nintendo Land's Co-Op/Competitive attractions. These remaining games were Metroid and Pikmin. After so much time, about three months of these weekly ventures (about twelve days altogether), we had finally succeeding in achieving star...

Virtuix Omni: Wii Fit, Eat Your Heart Out

437d ago ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHWJMytx5I Take a gander at this conceptual device that is meant to simulate "true virtual reality." While the tech is obviously in need some maturation, it shows a great deal of promise for being able to truly move and feel in a game environment. Not all gamers would be interested in a setup like this; some just love the traditional controller and that's f...

The Things Nintendo Can and Should Improve Upon For Wii U

438d ago ... Obviously Nintendo is not well-liked on here by some, and my own comments often defending them even less so. I've heard every complaint, valid and petty, that suggests that the Wii U is a disappointing system with a disappointing launch lineup and overall disappointing performance. Some of these assertions are completely correct while I feel others are just nitpicking. It's not often that I...
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