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"Nintendo should put their games on smartphones" is about as common (and stupid) of a suggestion as "PC gaming is DEAAAD!" I don't understand why people keep saying it.

It's not like Nintendo is going out of business. Their handheld line is still doing well, and while the Wii-U is tanking hard, hey! Guess what! So did the N64 and Gamecube (comparatively speaking).

1258d ago 11 agree5 disagreeView comment

Agreed. The entire game is very respectful of the player. It doesn't hold you hand. It doesn't treat you like an idiot. It doesn't telegraph every single plot point, and the character interactions are incredibly nuanced and subtle.

1258d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

To be perfectly honest, I don't give a crap if Microsoft or Sony or Nintendo have the "biggest line up ever" at launch if it doesn't last, and well all know that Microsoft's long-term support of 1st-party software is...mediocre.

Who buys a console only for the launch games? I'm looking two, three, or more years down the road. Will we be getting games THEN? Does the company have the capability to support their console in it's 7th year like Sony i...

1258d ago 12 agree8 disagreeView comment

Pffft. What have YOU done for this site? We folks write blogs read by 10, perhaps even 15 entire PEOPLE! I mean, obviously our stuff drives way more traffic to N4G, duh.

1258d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

We know you do all the REAL work around here *wink wink*

Shouldn't have admitted to having those Shadowrun PnP books. I expect a cgoodno-made Shadowrun Returns mod within three weeks or your mod-ship is revoked. You can PM me when you're done.

:)

1258d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Nice write-up. I like Steam, but I also use several other game services (mostly GoG) when I can.

It's true: even if a console matches Steam feature for feature, the competitive nature of the PC's open platform can never be replicated on consoles. That's why I don't understand DRM on consoles. The console hardware itself IS the DRM. Why add an extra layer (other than to just milk money)?

1259d ago 10 agree0 disagreeView comment

Softball questions. Looks like the usual suspects are back on the payroll.

1261d ago 20 agree9 disagreeView comment

Word.

It actually has a fair amount of challenge. Other than learning how to deal with creepers (and then later, Endermen) there's very little danger.

That's part of what makes Minecraft fun and relaxing, but Terraria feels like the better-made game.

1263d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

This is great news! Mods never abuse their power and gamers always behave themselves online. What a wonderful idea, Microsoft!

1263d ago 62 agree11 disagreeView comment

@ DragonKnight

Y'know, your comment on the latency of cloud computing made me think...

Why do some of the Xbox loyalists here on N4G make the biggest fuss about the PS4 GDDR5 RAM's "horrible latency" (which has been disproven time and time again) and yet the latency of "teh InFiNiTe ClOuD!1!!" which is several magnitudes higher than any supposed RAM latency never seems to register with them?

1263d ago 27 agree7 disagreeView comment

By his logic it would be better to buy Wii Fit and Mario Kart and then just ignore Halo, Gears, and Forza.

1263d ago 31 agree3 disagreeView comment

It's the same kind of FUD that Sony fanboys tried to pull back when the PS3 launched.

"Sony has the best brand recognition. It will dominate like always"

"Sony has all these exclusives. No one will want to buy a Wii or 360".

etc etc

Xbox loyalists need to realize that Microsoft has been stumbling for the last few years, now finally fell, and broke several teeth on the concrete. And just because they ...

1263d ago 95 agree28 disagreeView comment

Digital Foundry's credibility is junk-bond status right now after all the jumped guns and falsified "insider sources" they've been dredging up lately, specifically Richard Leadbetter.

Here's a list of some DF articles since February.

- 4 Gig PS4 is more powerful than 8 Gig Xbox One
- "Magic holes" found in the Xbox One esRAM that gives the system a mysterious upclock.
- Only 4.5 Gigs of RAM alloted for gaming on...

1264d ago 167 agree21 disagreeView comment

I have to...understand the momentum? No. I'm sorry. Microsoft has LOST momentum, not gained it, unless you consider nabbing the ever-fickle casual audience with Kinect to be "momentum".

Now, am I saying the Xbox brand is a dud? Absolutely not. But to think that Microsoft has some sort of all-powerful brand-loyalty and brand-recognition, especially after the last months (years, actually) is beyond optimistic.

It's blind.

And...

1264d ago 56 agree14 disagreeView comment

360 didn't "win" even with a year head-start, a $200 price advantage, an advantage in online, and an advantage in exclusives and superior multiplats for the first few years.

And PS3 still caught up and surpassed 360.

How is a more expensive Xbox One launching at the same time as the less-expensive PS4 magically going to beat Sony's machine?

1264d ago 71 agree10 disagreeView comment

Terranigma should definitely be on that list since North America never got it, even though it's already translated into English.

1264d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Good to hear there's a slight upclock, as long as it doesn't create heat issues.

So, lemme guess? Now that Xbox One's GPU is slightly faster (though still significantly behind PS4's) GPU matters all over again? Even though the war cry for the last three months was "RAM doesn't matter. GPU doesn't matter. CPU doesn't matter. It's all about Tiled Resources and Move Engines" now it's all about "teh powah of the GPU!!!"

1264d ago 2 agree6 disagreeView comment

Handhelds are doing fine. Last-gen we had the highest selling handheld of all time and the highest-selling non-Nintendo handheld of all time.

The thing is, Microsoft probably wouldn't WANT to make a handheld. They have Windows mobile and Windows Phone stuff which has the chance to make significantly more money, so they'll just put it on that. A dedicated handheld doesn't fit in their business model.

And remember, handhelds need to thrive in Japan...

1264d ago 13 agree3 disagreeView comment

I think the bigger question is why is Earthbound exclusive for the Wii-U when it was one of the most-requested VC game on Wii. Iwata himself hinted at Earthbound coming to VC on Wii before the Wii even launched.

1265d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think there's a conflict when you take a bunch of paid subscribers and put them all online. On the one hand, they "deserve" to be there because they're paying customers, but their idea of having a fun time might mean a really bad time for other paying users.

It is why MMOs are so heavily moderated 24/7 by a dedicated, paid staff. Xbox One's reputation system is just the newest in a long line of "community driven moderation" failures. It won&#...

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