MacDonagh (User)

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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
284d 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
286d 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
355d 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
355d 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
356d 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
362d 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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363d 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
377d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
"Your post basically attacks people for not liking Nintendo's style of games quite enough for them to want to lay down several hundred pounds for the privilege. At least in comparison to spending their money elsewhere."

Thank you for clearing that up. I was wondering to myself in what planet or parallel universe does someone live where a console, never mind a Nintendo console, would cost that much. However, I sincerely doubt that anyone would spend that much mon... #5.2.2
379d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
@Shadowsteal "Everyone from 15+ is playing games like Bioshock, Call of Duty, GTA, Assassin's Creed, etc. It's not about graphics, nobody wants Mario anymore(Besides Smash and Kart). Beyond the nostolgics that is. And honestly, LittlebigPlanet innovated where Mario couldn't in 30 years."

Bioshock, Call of Duty, Ass Creed are laughable excuses for franchises. Bioshock is completely overrated and doesn't deserve half of the acclaim that it got while C... #5.1.2
379d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
I don't even know where to start with this. You come out with gobbledegook math without even taking into account the different trends that occurred during the times when the consoles released. The NES for instance released in a time where the only clear rivals to Nintendo was the home computer market of Commodore 64 and the rest of the personal computer market. Nintendo were the only horse in town for the longest time until the Sega Mega Drive decided to make it's appearance and Ninte... #5
380d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Garbage. It's all generic garbage that keeps getting new sequels.

Utter garbage. #12
389d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
I have a bit of a different slant on this. The reason why there is no gay marriage option in Tomodachi is simply because of the market for where it's going for. Take the example of Vivian from Super Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for instance. In the Japanese version, Vivian is depicted as a male who identifies in being female. When the game made the crossover to North America, all remarks, quips or jokes about Vivian's gender were removed completely with the possible (plausible?... #5
389d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
The difference between Nintendo's IPs and Sony's IPs is that Nintendo's IPs are the core of their business model and usually the sole driving force behind the selling of their consoles since the 3rd parties can't deign to support a "weaker" console.

Not to mention that they at least attempt to try bold things with those IPs and experiment new ways of play. There are massive gameplay differences between Mario 64 to Super Mario Galaxy for instance whi... #14.1
389d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
The thing with game development is that according to the numbers is that costs are sky-rocketing. For instance, Halo: Combat Evolved that was released in 2001 was made by a team of only 42 people while Bungie's next release Destiny is being made by a team of 450. That shows that teams of people are struggling to keep up with the continual improvement of the latest technology. And everyone wants to add VR into the mix as well?

Okay. We'll see what happens. #4.2.1
429d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
I wish I could share that optimism with you Great Melon. I just don't see Microsoft and Sony working together to insure that their devices are cross-compatible in terms of game development since they are direct competitors with each other and would perhaps wish for "exclusive" content for their VR peripherals.

If they could somehow allow it to be possible for studios to be able to make games for the VR sets without it potentially compromising the studios who ar... #4.1.1
429d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
VR will flop for gaming for one particular reason and it's that the three different builds that are currently being developed for Microsoft, Sony and the Oculus Rift are going to be three potential money sinks for any prospective developer.

Not only would they have to make a game that would have to be work for both the PS Snore and the Xbone; if they want to add some sort of functionality towards the VR headsets, there will have to be some added time, effort and money to... #4
431d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Get a PC then. #6.2
542d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
Oh DK...

It's a huge shame to see a franchise like FF go the way it went. I tried to play FF XIII. I really did. I couldn't handle it after an hour because of how mind-numbingly repetitive it got and I still don't understand how it got it's own trilogy.

I was immediately struck by how incredibly linear and how terrible the battle system is. It's not a coincidence that part 3 got the lowest sales in the first week in Japan out of the trilo... #10
545d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
"yeah bitter much?"

Personally I think I'm a delight. I'm just looking forward to the further degradation of our pathetic and silly hobby.

"Whatever" sums what I think of your post. After writing that wall of text you try acting cool on me son with that lame mid 90s "whatever"?

At least I am not prematurely ejaculating over games that have yet to be released. Can't blame you for disregarding my post... #3.1.2
546d ago by MacDonagh | View comment
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