Greetings everyone, I am Yuji Naka and I have something to share with you all. This morning I woke up with a clear vision of the future. It was the first time in weeks I had a dream without my pal Sonic interrupting my fishing trip. It started this year and went all the way … Continue reading The Next 5 Years: Naka’s Prediction
Here's a video of an optional mini-game in 3D Dot Game Heroes; beating it under 60 seconds is required if you want to get the Platinum medal for the game. The video isn't important, but take a gander at the comments underneath it! Quite a lot of people are upset. "This is the kind of … Continue reading Achievements / Trophies are not harmless
Just over a week ago I finally bought a PS3 - there's quite a few games on here I've been keen to play and Tales of Graces F was the pushing point, as well as my new Logitech G27 steering wheel that shamefully isn't compatible with X360. I've been enjoying LittleBigPlanet so far; it's a … Continue reading Late to the PS3 party: LittleBigPunishment
Casual, hardcore, non-gamer, casual-gamer. What do all these mean? What language am I speaking? If you've read any "insightful" feature articles on videogames in the past 5 years, you'll know these terms pretty well. Let's start with where these popular phrases originated, and how these words became "categories". The release of Nintendo DS in 2004 … Continue reading What Is Casual?
Here we have a lovely piece about one of the greatest games of the last decade, Xenoblade Chronicles. It's an "amazing game" says the author, Chris Warcraft of GameInformer. It features an "epic storyline" with "engaging characters" and "fresh combat". However. Let's instead talk about the one bad thing. WHY ISN'T IT IN HIGH DEFINITION? … Continue reading Why GameInformer Makes Me Want To Punch A Kitten
Deep within Ferrari: The Race Experience on Wii, lies a card game! Each player is given 33 cards (or 16 if you play half-deck), and on each card is a picture of a Ferrari with the stats of that particular car. The idea of the game is to trump the other player, by picking a … Continue reading Ferrari Card Battle
They've sold the character squad mates to donors, so prepare to have your team of elite murderers look like acne ridden, neck bearded derpsters, unfit to hold a gun. They're turning a first person game into a third person one for the console port, but then leaving the other console port up to player feedback. The mind boggles how their hardcore, realistic gunplay will adapt to an entirely different perspective from a radically different controller input. Despite this radical alteration to the entire gameplay dynamic for what will no doubt be inferior versions of the product, Mac and Linux ports, requiring only the most minor of coding alterations, are 'under evaluation based on demand' which is code for 'not happening, but we'd like your money first.'
I just want to briefly talk bout the big headline in today's news; that Kotaku commenters do not suck. And I would just like to defend Kotaku commenters, who are no worse than Kotaku itself. ie. Utterly deplorable.
There certainly has been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Nintendo should quit hardware and become a third party. This sort of discussion baffles me because I’m not aware of any year Nintendo ever lost money to such an extent that “going third party” was a necessity. In fact, even in the … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for
NEVER FORGET Before they cancelled Mega Man Legends 3, before they ignored Wii Pointer controls in Monster Hunter Tri, before they rewarded Resident Evil fans with rail shooters, before Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop could handle 6 zombies at once, before they announce Resident Evil: Revelations including the free Mercenaries HD for PS Vita … Continue reading The Capcom Five – Video Memorial
It's not from Nintendo. It's not language barriers or translation issues. It's not some greedy CEO who gets a hard-on from punishing people. It's the gaming media, and so called "fans" who are threatening boycotts and trolling Wii just like they've been doing since 2006. Operation Rainfall is a campaign set up by fans of … Continue reading Operation Rainfall’s biggest challenge