It's been a while since I've done a rant, which means a lot of rage has built up. I'm going to deliver it to you right now in the form of a reality check on the state of the gaming industry. It's gotten to such a bad state in the past few years I've just … Continue reading Gamers, stop being shit and buy a Wii U
Oh hey, guess what folks? The ‘true’ next-generation game systems arrived last month, but unlike most people who are absolutely convinced these are the best systems EVAH, I’m going to put out some more depressing realities that we could face. After all, didn’t you all like my last one? No? Well shit. Reality #1: Despite … Continue reading Depressing Realities Surrounding Next-Gen Gaming
Good lord, I’m having déjà vu yet again! Three months into the life of the WiiU, we’re already seeing the cycle repeat itself as it did with the 3DS; sales start to stall, and third parties are no where to be seen. According to the NDP, WiiU versions of games are selling worse then the … Continue reading WiiU is Failing, but it isn’t Nintendo’s fault
In case you haven’t heard the news yet, all that free advertising Nintendo gave to Rayman Legends turned out to be absolutely worthless on Nintendo’s part: Rayman Legends is no longer a WiiU exclusive and it’s being put multiplatform, and as such it making gaming journalists, analysts and haters hard in the pants. The reasons … Continue reading In Today’s News, UbiSoft just screwed over Rayman Legends
It has been a few weeks since the WiiU launched, and I am loving it. Miiverse is amazing, ZombiU is amazing and New Super Mario Bros U is pretty close to topping Super Mario Bros. 3 is terms of being my favourite side-scrolling Mario game. While the game journalism side has already been torn apart … Continue reading “I like my new WiiU, but I won’t make games for it!”
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
Now who is this cool looking bald guy smiling? Why this is Hideki Kamiya, a game director at Platinum Games. He’s directing Project P-100 for Nintendo and it looks super swell, one of my most anticipated WiiU games. However. You fucking twats on Twitter don’t like the fact Hideki Kamiya’s next project is being published … Continue reading Hideki Kamiya is Cool. You are not.
Well it turns out Wii U isn't getting F1 2012. Codemasters pulled an interesting stunt by announcing Wii U would get a Formula 1 game, then a few months later we hear about F1 All Stars, the Mario Kart ripoff. Now it's been made apparent why this game exists: Codemasters have a contractual obligation to … Continue reading Codemasters: Our Games Suck
Oh boy, here we go again. Only our favorite videogame analyst in the world, Michael Pachter, could be obnoxious enough to drag me out of hiding. And it's a three-fer, so enjoy a triple helping of Pachterd Sandwich... First, let's go back a couple weeks to one of Pachter's Wii U whinge-fests... “[Wii U] isn’t … Continue reading “Durp!” – Pachter: “Two + Two = SEVEN!”
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…
This is how a pyramid scheme works. Playfish and EA seem to have it in their heads that if a game is on Facebook it's gotta be shit. Maybe someone at Playfish suggested they create a fresh and innovative Facebook game like Firaxis did with CivWorld and then John Riccitiello walked into the room, "what the fuck are you saying? This is Facebook, make it atrocious."
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