MacDonagh (User)

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See how long that lasts Dunban. Nintendo will at least support the Wii U while Sony has left the Vita to fester and die. #3.2.2
176d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
It's not doing Wii numbers. There's no shortage of PS4s and they are easily available. #21
176d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
@WackyVee Shortly after Mario Kart 8's UK launch, it was announced that Wii U console sales had risen 666% in the country, with Mario Kart 8 bundles accounting for 82% of the units sold.

Wouldn't count Pikmin or DK as heavy hitters but more along the lines of placeholders. Still better than anything that the X1 has come out with but I digress.

New Super Mario Bros U is the best selling game on the Wii U with 4.16 million units worldwide. Mario 3D Worl... #3.3.2
176d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Not as big of a failure as the Vita. Dangenrompa definitely saved the Vita didn't it?

It must be great to have a product being fully supported by it's company. #3.2
176d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Umm, the Wii track was utterly insane. People say that selling ten million is a good number for the PS4 but the Wii was selling millions of consoles in months and would've sold more if they didn't struggle to keep up with demand. #1.2.2
176d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
It's a sad state of affairs that has inflicted the industry and it's been happening for the longest time. I've fallen out of love for gaming, not just due to the vacuous arguments that have been put forward about sexism, racism in the industry but the lowering of standards that have caused the downfall of various games such as Final Fantasy, Hitman, Thief, Mass Effect etc.

That is more of a widespread problem of the industry attempting to appease as many gamers a... #9
177d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
This may be an unpopular opinion but I believe that multi-platform games have been slowly killing the appeal of consoles. Now I know what people will say that gaming is a business at the end of the day but when a game is being put on various platforms; it dilutes a franchise's appeal to a great extent for me personally.

Was it necessary for a game series like Metal Gear Solid; a traditionally Sonyesque game to appear on Microsoft consoles? What about Final Fantasy XIII?... #5
187d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
After a year of asceticism, I now stand upon the beach looking out to a never-ending horizon of sea, reflecting the moonlight and my dreams of a better tomorrow. I feel the wind caress my worn skin, I think of the past and I gently whisper something that comes out of my heart.

"Emma Chambers is my waifu." #3
187d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
The Fine Young Capitalists situation is truly shocking. What I find even more reprehensible is the whole hacking and doxing of these people who were trying to raise money for charity by getting women to submit ideas. Targeting a charity is really below the belt at this point and it truly shows up the hypocrisy of gaming journalism by refusing to cover the hacks and giving no coverage to those fellas is a dereliction of duty on their part.

When 4chan is in the right about some... #9.1.1
188d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
I hate to admit it but I had no idea about this Zoe Quinn debacle until a couple of days ago and I find it another sad footnote on the history of the gaming industry at large, due to the quelling of dissent over so many forums that even 4chan, once the dookiehole of the internet, is censoring anything to do with it.

However, due to the incendiary ramblings that have been shown by willful members on various forums like Gamespot, Reddit, IGN etc; there can never and will never... #9
189d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Oh definitely not. There is a myriad of reasons why the 3rd parties don't like playing ball with Nintendo. You could say that the NES era and their control of cartridges probably put them on bad terms with the 3rd parties, not to mention the limitations of using cartridges for the N64 etc.

But those are tales for another time. #3.7.1
193d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
"The first thing people claim is half-hearted attempts, but Tekken Tag Tournament 2, The Lego Games, Sonic Lost World, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Rayman Legends, The Wonderful 101, Sonic All Stars, Darksiders 2, and more are all great games yet they're sales don't reflect that."

Need for Speed, Sonic All Stars, Tekken Tag Tournament and the Lego games were available on other platforms before they were on the Wii U. Darksiders 2 is a sequel to a game series... #3.4.2
193d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
If your job told you, you would only be paid 10% - 25% of your normal pay, you wouldn't want to stay either if you had more successful options available to you."

Breaking off content and starting a bidding war between two competitors who are desperate to show some level of difference for consoles who have the exact same multi-platform games? I guess that makes far more sense doing that than making new IPs!

"The simple fact is a large number of N... #3.3.1
193d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Okay. It's time to have the talk now. I have explained this a million times to gamers who can't seem to grasp why the 3rd parties continually half-ass their games and/or refuse to work with Nintendo and it's because it doesn't matter what Nintendo do. It wouldn't matter if they had the most powerful console on the marketplace or have the best online experience or have the best features because the 3rd parties won't work with them.

The pathetic truth o... #3
195d ago by MacDonagh | View comment | Well said
"This E3 was a let-down for me. Perhaps we're still in the first-year-of-the-new-gen-dold rums, but it was the first time in a while where I found it hard to get excited, especially after last year's E3 with the skyrocketing hype and drama."

Last year's E3 was an utter waste. All Sony needed to do was say that they weren't going to do what Microsoft are doing and that's really it. They showed some neat concepts like the Media Molocule thing with... #12
264d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
"Very fanboy-ish BS comment.
Wii U is the only 'real' console? Lol. In 2015, I'll be buying it, but the PS4 and XBO are consoles, no matter how you slice and dice it, the fastest selling at that."

Fastest selling? The Wii sold 3.8 million in a month while the PS4 has sold about 7 million as of April 2014 according to the PS4 Wiki article. The idea that the PS4 or XBone are the fastest selling ever is utterly balderdash. Fastest selling after 24 h... #7.1.1
264d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Having watched the big 3 with their presentations; I was immediately struck by how Sony and Microsoft kept rolling out multi-plats, claiming exclusive betas, DLC etc and I thought to myself; exclusive DLC? Is that the most we can hope for now?

I'm a bit of a cynic. I bought a Wii U because the PS4 and XBone were so underwhelming and the games that they have on offer can be got on the PC.

Frankly, I'm also a PC elitist and the games that are shown on... #7
265d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
That's so true. To the Moon was such an impressive title to me because it did try to tell a story that was different and unique compared to the slew of lackluster games that have come about. I've not checked out Gemini Rue but I will have to eventually. Unfortunately I have the biggest backlog of games right now that I can barely make time for myself.

One thing that has struck me about story telling in games is the core problem of ludonarrative dissonance. An example... #8.1.1
271d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
I guess people define "next-gen" differently than others. For me personally; story is far more important for "next-gen" than graphics will ever be. I believe that gaming in terms of storytelling has stagnated to a point where the games that are currently on hold until 2015 are so generic that it's impossible to get excited for the same old story. There is hardly a compelling narrative that is interesting enough for me to be engaged in the hyperbole whatsoever.
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273d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
The mobile market is huge in Asia and Nintendo's handhelds sell very well because it's more convenient to play on the go rather than play on a console. Not that I'm saying that the consoles that have been released there are terrible but perhaps Japan have fallen out of love with consoles?

Just a thought. #2.6
287d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
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