I think the Wii U's fate depends more on the Mario titles.
I agree gaming is not an athletic sport, but the Olympics commentary in the article doesn't take into account certain Olympic sports that don't necessarily require physical freaks of nature. Rifle and pistol contests, for example.
Well-written article, though.
No one is arguing that Earthbound or any digital download is "rare"; that makes no sense.
However, when you consider all of the ways that you can play the game (in addition to digital means), Earthbound is harder to find than many other high-demand titles.
I doubt anyone who pays $10 for Earthbound truly feels "exploited." It's not like Nintendo is forcing people to work in mines. Likewise, you don't have to buy Earthbound.
This isn't the first time Nintendo has charged more for certain SNES games. On the Wii Virtual Console, SNES games cost an extra $1 if they had never been released in the United States. And people were willing to pay for these games. So there is something to be said about supply and de...
Is an extra $2 really that "steep"?
The reason behind the price seems logical from an economic standpoint. Nintendo knows Earthbound hasn't been released in any official capacity since the SNES. The company knows the SNES cartridge is very valuable. It knows the demand for the game is high and supply is low; thus, you have a higher price.
As a consumer, would I rather pay $8 than $10? Sure. Ultimately, I would like it most if I paid nothing for...
Exactly right on the historical analysis. Plus, can we think of another person who has received as much attention as Hitler? Godwin's law itself draws attention to him!
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor definitely didn't get the attention it deserved.
Haha, I almost made the Hitler comparison in my original post, but I didn't want anyone to hit me with Godwin's law.
Yeah, this statement is undeniably true for diehard graphics fans.
For me? Gameplay > Everything Else.
I might be crazy, but I'd really like to see another Lufia game.
Legend of Dragoon 2 would be sweet, too.
Yeah, the game definitely has some technical flaws, but they remarkably make the game more fun. One thing I really like about the game is its simplicity. You get to the title screen, and all you have to is select one player or two players. No signing in, no sub-menus, no bullshit.
And I highly recommend going co-op.
No, I personally wouldn't buy a gaming system for those things, but some people seem to like the television options of the Xbox One as much as they do the gaming possibilities. I do see your point, so thanks for the clarification.
Consoles are no longer built just for gaming, though. Also, since when do we not have PCs built for gaming?
Back to the article: it's kind of weird that it immediately compares the new systems to PCs and then declares that the systems are "downgrades." Clearly, it's illogical to talk about these systems in terms of "upgrading" or "downgrading" if you don't even mention the 360 or PS3. But that's just my take.
Interesting article. I would have included Earth Defense Force 2017. Shooting legions of giant ants, spiders, and robots was awesome, not to mention the corny dialogue and easy demolition of buildings.
Plus, they might also be popular simply because many of them are still fun to play.
Personally, it doesn't bother me if someone calls any of the games "the best." People have the right to feel that way, and it can start some pretty interesting conversation, too, if everyone remains calm.
Getting more attention isn't necessarily a good thing. You don't want to be recognized as "anti-consumer" or "anti-gamer" by a lot of people.
The visuals and music - especially the music - of Final Fantasy VI have held up extremely well. What an amazing game.
Your final line was great. People forget that playing certain games don't make you hardcore; it's how much time you put into a game, and how great you become at a game, that defines hardcore.
I'm not a Call of Duty fan, but I did have a lot of fun playing Nazi Zombies in World at War.
I can't report for some reason, but this appears to be a duplicate story.