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Is anybody surprised? I mean, c’mon, it’s Spike. Of course GTA V was going to win it.
I made it about two minutes in before shutting it off. God, that was awful.
Oh, I agree; frankly, I’m surprised they bothered with VGX in the first place. Any attempt they’ve ever made to court the “dudebro” crowd has always been met with roaring indifference, so it seemed like a strange venue for them to begin with.
Kind of surprised that Nintendo would use their big VGX reveal for a comparatively minor announcement like this. Guess all those articles (not on Polygon) saying it was going to be a new game were talking out their asses.
Some of the articles are saying it’s an unannounced game, while others aren’t and I’m having a hard time turning up the original source quote. However, I’m inclined to believe it’s something new, just because the games that have been announced thus far (with the possible exception of Bayonetta 2) don’t really appeal to the kind of gamers who are going to be tuning in to watch these awards on Spike TV.
This is obviously an attempt on Nintendo’s part to court the “core” again (which rarely goes well for them, but Ninty just doesn’t give up), so it doesn’t make much sense that they’d waste their time plugging one of the announced games that clearly hasn’t drawn much attention from that demographic. I’m not saying it’s likely to be a Nintendo-developed CoD-killer or something like that, but it’s probably geared more toward that crowd.
As for Xeno…I don’t think Nintendo is going to tank this new game the way they did with Xenoblade (they’ve already confirmed a North American release), but I also don’t see it moving many consoles. JRPGs don’t have the drawing power that they once did (unless their title contains the words “Final” and “Fantasy”), so while it’ll be an attractive exclusive for some, I don’t see it being a very important part of the Wii U’s library in terms of moving systems.
X (or whatever the actual title turns out to be) was revealed a while back. Seems weird that they’d differentiate between that and the list of “highly anticipated titles.”
It’s Spike TV, so I’m gonna just go ahead and assume so.
Honestly, I’m just going to catch the game reveals on YouTube after. I don’t need to see any more devs get teabagged…
I was thinking that Zelda was a likely suspect, but I know there have been rumblings about new projects and IPs over at Nintendo, so I’m wondering if they’ve got something up their sleeves specifically to appeal to the crowd likely to be watching VGX.
So, a new game for the U then? Wonder what it could be? I’d think it would be something a little more targeted at the “core” crowd, given that Reggie’s going to be announcing it on Spike TV…
And perhaps someday you’ll back up your words with your actions.
But whatever. I’m done arguing about this. If you want to go on acting high and mighty over nothing, that’s your business.
So in your world, I’m only allowed to complain, that MS botched the party-chat or that Sony had issues with the HDMI, if I was able to do better?
Hardly, but then, designing computer hardware and posting a comment on an article are hardly the same thing, are they? Instead of making whiny little comments about my original comment, you could have actually contributed something of greater value to the thread, were you truly capable of doing so. The fact that you still haven’t bothered to is rather telling.
There, is that “sober” enough for you, “mate?”
They don’t…which is why I made an off-the cuff sarcastic comment about them and walked away. But I can’t stand people who say “why don’t you do something better?” without doing something better. It’s a pet peeve of mine.
Still getting more use than SmartGlass.
What, you think there’s more to analyze in the situation? By all means, wow me. If you have something more to contribute, please, don’t hold back.
Juggling a tablet and a controller is awkward? You don’t say! Gosh, if only somebody had made a game console that had a touch screen built into the controller…
Gee, you mean people who use Microsoft’s POS search engine are also interested in purchasing their game console? You don’t say!
Interesting. I’ll be curious to see what he comes up with.
Out of curiosity, does that help or hurt the sales of Pikmin in Denmark?
After the RROD, they’d damn well better if they don’t want the Xbox One to die harder than the Atari Jaguar.
Love the reference, BTW.
I think the real question here is, how many people who didn’t pre-order actually want a PS4 or a Xbone right now?