Glass Houses

Recently Capcom held a GDC panel discussing Monster Hunter that included the following slide: This led to the usual jeering at other localization efforts, namely Nintendo of America’s Treehouse and Fire Emblem, and the cheering of Capcom and 8-4’s 100% accurate and meme-free work on Monster Hunter. The only thing that would make this incredibly … Continue reading Glass Houses

Musings on Female Characters, Or Why Is The Western Game Character Menagerie Such A Sausage Party?

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Metroid: Other M got a mixed reception, tilted heavy in favor of it being a good game. Which is to say, that people can agree that the game is solidly built, a great throwback to the 2D games, and stylistically presented. In fact the only real “weakness” noted … Continue reading Musings on Female Characters, Or Why Is The Western Game Character Menagerie Such A Sausage Party?

A Guide for Third Party Developers on Nintendo Consoles

With the new 3DS and the possibility of a Wii successor either next year or the year after, it’s probably a good time to let third parties know that they haven’t been up to snuff on Nintendo’s platforms lately other than the DS. The following is a ten step guide to finding success on Nintendo … Continue reading A Guide for Third Party Developers on Nintendo Consoles