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I have never beaten this game, but I am proud to say that I've gotten past the jet bike stage!

My personal choice of hardcore game from the retro games would have to be Ghouls and Ghosts.

2691d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

So you're saying that a videogame receives two completely separate budgets, one for gameplay and one for graphics? That's news to me.

2691d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Naughty Dog makes some excellent games, but they always keep in mind that their games need to be fun, too!

2692d ago 7 agree0 disagreeView comment

I don't even think there are "casual" and "hardcore" games, simply niche and mainstream games. People who try to make themselves feel better by labeling games "casual" or "hardcore" are just insecure elitists.

BTW, Mario, Legend of Zelda, and FF7 were once considered "casual" (or the past equivalent) when they first came out.

2692d ago 2 agree5 disagreeView comment

Awesome article. If game makers would focus more on the games and less on extra functions, gamers would be happier. Just look at the 3DS: all Nintendo talks about is Streetpass, 3D movies, and Netflix integration, but where are the games? I think by the end of the year, 3DS sales will not be as strong as people expect.

2692d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's impressive, but not surprising.

When Nintendo launched the DS and Wii, they were the industry underdogs. They also didn't make very many units at launch (for instance, only 500,000 in the US), so with the 3DS launching with 1 1/2 million units in the US, it's not too hard to get higher numbers.

2692d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

Would be awesome, but obviously April Fools.

2692d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

@ hatchimatchi

It's not about "best game ever". It's about entertainment. The reason why games like SotC are scarce (and special) is because they are niche games. Very few people buy them. CoD entertains millions of people, which is why millions buy it.

Are you actually suggesting that developers should ignore millions of loyal fans in favor of a few thousand fans?

2692d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Nice list! There was a surprising number of gems on there. Good times...it's never boring reading someone's Top 100. I always love these lists.

2692d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

What's with the hate for CoD? You gamers must be seeing something in these games that the gaming public does not, because they're buying it just like you are, and yet these millions of people are still buying it.

CoD is obviously doing SOMETHING right. If it was such a horrible game, people would not buy it year after year.

It's like Pokemon: the formula has always been the same, and that's exactly why people still buy it and people still enjo...

2692d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

@ Phosphor

Y'know, the interesting think about professors at universities is that they are professors. How many of them have gone on to create mega-selling franchises?

Game developers don't need to exercise their passion or innovation to make a good game. The majority of high-selling games are not innovative, simply really really good.

2692d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Here's a simple solution:

Check sales charts and see if Mega Man is blowing them up here in the States. Heck, have you seen the sales numbers for Mega Man 9 and 10? Not very impressive.

Is there a fanbase for Mega Man in the US? Absolutely.

But "fanbase" does not mean "popular". See Earthbound for further reference.

2692d ago 1 agree5 disagreeView comment

There were so many "bad" games that were fun as heck to play back in the day. Maybe it has to do with childhood innocence, or maybe games were simply - on average - better overall?

2692d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I pop in Earthworm Jim for my Genesis every once in a while (I prefer the Genesis 8-way pad to the SNES's D-pad for games like this).

It's such a great game. It makes me sad that 2D console platformers basically died after the N64 and PS1.

2692d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Sales come from a customer, and a customer is a living, breathing person.

If 10 million people bought Game A and only 500,000 bought Game B, you don't think it is the least bit interesting to investigate why people chose Game A over Game B?

2692d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

While Out of This World is a great gem, I don't think it is more progressive. It
- has one solution to every situation
- is a very short game
- has small environments

Why weren't these obvious issues mentioned within the article?

2692d ago 18 agree0 disagreeView comment

Sales of consoles don't matter so much, but sales of games shows what sort of games that the gaming public wants, so I think that is fairly interesting.

2692d ago 3 agree3 disagreeView comment

I love these kinda stories from the good ol' days of gaming.

2692d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Can't wait!

2692d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

I would have to say that you are more of a gamer if you carve out your own taste in games (which may include playing "bad games")

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