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Your Game Systems (Past & Present):NES, Gameboy, SNES, GBA, N64, Playstation 1 & 2, Gamecube, DS, Wii, XBOX 360, PC
Favorite Game Genres:Action/Adventure, RPG, 2D anything, Racing, Stealth, I don't really enjoy fighters, sorry capcom.
Favorite Games: Zelda, Metroid, DKC, Megaman, Resident Evil, Solomon's Key, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, Fable, Doom.
Favorite Music: 8 Bit remix, Postal Service, Mars Volta, Rush, Little Boots, DnTel, The Antlers, Janelle Monae, Pink Floyd, Philip Glass
Favorite Movies: Alien, Spaceballs, Monty Python, The Departed, Inception
Favorite Books: Atlas Shrugged, Dante's Inferno, Paradise Lost, The Dark Tower series, Game of Thrones, Too many sci-fi books to list.
This headline only made me think of this: This Magic Moment
I’m guessing that if you can go to a friends house and log in to your account and then play your games, you can do it at home as well.
As long as its more Hot Pursuit than it is Most Wanted (2013) I am more than happy to buy this game. I liked the MW overworld idea, but I really want to have police chases with my friends all the time.
Good points and yet….EA is also making games for the Vita. And way to twist those statistics, the other platforms have had a 5 month headstart on the release of the game.
Not to mention that the game was already out on every other console, comparing that scenario is extremely biased to the consoles it was released first for.
I do get where you are coming from, but I wholeheartedly disagree. The xbox 360 sold 5 Million in it’s first 9 months on sale. EA didn’t stop making games for the 360 even though the ps2 was still out there and selling gangbusters.
You got me! I was trying to be silly instead of condescending, probably ended up being both. EA is acting like a child in this situation, it’s clear that they are upset about something, origin or otherwise. If CryEngine can run on wii u, so can Frostbite, UR4 etc…Even if it is a matter of pairing it down.
This has nothing to do with the Wii U install base, considering that they are developing games for the Vita also. Vita has ~5mil and the Wii U ~3mil out there. You might say “Hey! thats 66% more!”, in the big picture they are both hurting.
EA is full of it. I wouldn’t want to throw my weight around with Nintendo if I were them.
Still can’t get over our names. Got your back brah. ;)
You mean like working on games for the PS4 and NextBox which actually have an infinitely smaller install base? As in, it’s completely unknown how they will sell.
I still think that nintendo’s problems are symptoms of the industry and not simply nintendo. I see even more people being on the fence about the PS4 and NextBox than the Wii U.
Here I thought that EA stopping online passes meant they were going to act like grown ups.
I disagree. See below.
I guess it depends, I have the ASUS CU 660GTX (not the ti version) and I get 50-60fps in bf3 all day long, upgrading from a 550ti I am pretty thrilled with it.
I’m just not sure either card is really all that future-proof, so maybe the slight performance downgrade and about 100-150 bucks less is worth it.
Good point schmete. I have a 128gb ssd that only house my adobe suite, windows and whichever games I have installed. (I never keep them installed unless I know I’m going to play it.)
Then I use 2 1tb drives for everything else that I can think of. Works beautifully.
I’m pretty sure they would just go out of business before that happened.
I’m going to assume that you are not a total condescending jerk like that rabbit is.
I still think a pokemon mmo could work, it just wouldn’t be like WoW or anything else, just more casual.
For Zelda, I definitely want one with less hand-holding and more exploring. As far as marketing, Square killed it with final fantasy vii. It was something like “so epic, it will never be in a theater near you”, or “You can hear your pupils dilate”.
I think it could be done. You could join up with other people or trade pokemon etc etc…
My Nintendo success powerpoint:
Put out a wii u mmo called pokemon. It will sell 30 million.
Then make an epic zelda game full of exploring and not tutorials, then market it like Square did with FF7.
Make sure Mario Kart, Smash Bros are online multiplayer.
Lastly, create a 64 player online racing game called f-zero.
people whine and complain so much about tacked on multiplayer, day one patches and dlc, yet still hate on Nintendo even when they say stuff like “a delicately crafted game will never fail to appeal to consumers.”and people call out squeenix and others when ninty says “All games break even if they sell millions of copies worldwide”.
I dont get gamers sometimes.
Thought you were going for the singularity ;)
Hah! I didn’t see theatrythm! I recant, I want that game.
Ouch. When you consider this story in conjunction with others about the horrors of crunch time it starts to paint a pretty ugly picture.
This industry needs a major shakeup. Companies can’t afford to just grind employees into dust, then they quit, then games get delayed and all the while the budget has exploded.
Treat employees better, they’ll do better work and you won’t have to sell 6 million games to break even.