Wii U strikes back! Wii U behind the next-gen curve! Sony waiting for Microsoft to make the first move! 3DS dominating Japan! Will the Vita make a comeback? How does that read to you? To me it sounds like sports commentary. The winner goes to the next round and the loser is knocked out as … Continue reading Videogame Warfare – Nobody Wins
It's New to him, at least, and all the game reviews in the world can't take that away. Somehow people are convinced that Mario has nothing to do with new generations of new customers, and bringing smiles to brand new players. Apparently it's all about "ME - the vocal aging gamer who's forced to buy … Continue reading Positive NinPal – New Super Mario Bros
My good pal EarthViper on the Nintemple forums posted this lovely little piece of GAMING JOURNALISM in my 3DS XL thread, and it was… interesting. Read it then come back, alright? I’ll wait for you. … Came back? Good. So what exactly is the problem? Well, the lack of an account-based system on the 3DS is … Continue reading Gaming Journalism should be better, but…
Despite the fact that the 3DS XL is fixing the flaws that plagued the original 3DS (screen size, battery life, ergonomic feel), Nintendo’s ‘fans’ are still upset because it's not the revision they wanted, despite the fact they already have this revision, quite possibly since 2005/2006. So what is all this whiny shitfest all about? … Continue reading 3DS XL – Get Over It
"Great stuff, Nintendo really did hold back at E3!" "Only Nintendo could royally screw up the biggest trade show of the year but absolutely DESTROY a random Thursday at midnight." "Nintendo doesn't really give a shit about E3 (and maybe any press events) anymore. They love Nintendo Direct. " "That was approximately a billion times … Continue reading Nintendo Direct – Better Than E3?
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