“Durp!”: Cliffy B – “Switch doesn’t have enough buttons!”

What was originally a series done by fellow Pietriot Bill Aurion now has my filthy hands all over it. Filthy Canadian hands, no less. So let’s get one thing out of the way first; my respect for major Third Party Publishers, and their developers, who I will call out of disrespect “Thirds” is at an … Continue reading “Durp!”: Cliffy B – “Switch doesn’t have enough buttons!”

Part of the Nintendo Difference: E3 2001

As a follow-up to my previous E3 scan, here's some subtle marketing Nintendo spread around E3 2001, again, on the back of the E3 Show Daily magazines. Checkout the "interesting" front covers, too, and maybe you'll question how there could be any excitement for such an unappealing video game industry at the time (as presented … Continue reading Part of the Nintendo Difference: E3 2001

Forza 5 – Doing It Wrong (The Next-Generation Illusion)

The first next-gen racing simulator is arriving this month, and it features less tracks and cars than the previous game. Why is that? Developer Turn 10 has said in order to be a "next-gen" experience, everything must be up to quality standards of detail. "We found that we ship a game that has over 200 … Continue reading Forza 5 – Doing It Wrong (The Next-Generation Illusion)

A Message From Nintendo: Gotta Have Game

This scan is from the back of E3 Show Daily: Day 3 from E3 2000. It's not a product ad, but a departing statement from Hiroshi Yamauchi just before he retired (maybe). Almost 13 years later (that's more than TWO Wii generations duct-taped together), does it still apply today? ... a little unbelievable in today's … Continue reading A Message From Nintendo: Gotta Have Game

Hey U – Give Me Real Controls

The Wii Remote & Nunchuk was last generation's innovation in violence - still strong today, still better than the competition. This was the method of controlling the last true console Resident Evil experience the world would know: The Umbrella Chronicles. For the previous console cycle, there's a seldom-stated lesson Capcom briefly learned (see RE4:Wii) then … Continue reading Hey U – Give Me Real Controls