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I think the title is a little misleading. Shouldn’t it be why aren’t news sites and industry analysts talking more about the handheld golden age currently underway? I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends who isn’t aware of it.
I just bought a Vita in February, and I have been using 3DS for years. Both systems are wonderful. Bravely Default is currently consuming all of my gaming time, before that it was Dragon’s Crown on Vita, before that it was Pokemon X on 3DS, before that it was Animal Crossing 3DS, etc etc etc. Seriously, I play one of the systems every night for hours with headphones in, and I think it is just as immersive as anything else I own. That is mostly due to the wonderful stories and excellent gameplay execution these developers are producing.
Fair enough, but my situation is a little different. I love playing games with my family, especially my kids. We live in a different state from most of our other relatives. When we all get together, I typically am the one who provides any game console entertainment. That puts the financial burden on me, not my friends or family. So in my situation, the cost of multi-player is a dramatic difference. The Wii U provides all that out of the box given its backwards compatibility with both games and accessories.
For people who are more or less geographically co-located with PS4 owning friends, you have a good point. I don’t happen to know many people in that situation though, since the console prior to games and additional controllers still runs $400 + tax/shipping depending on store.
I actually thought it would be way worse when I clicked on the article. Honestly most of the time on the internet people jump straight to assuming someone from Texas walks around in cowboy boots with a pistol strapped to their hip and a rifle in their hand. Apparently all we eat is beef and barbecue too (but hey nothing wrong with that haha).
Regardless I think this is great. I work in telecom, but seeing this type of industry blossom around here is nice and welcomed.
Sorry but even without looking I can tell you that list is awful. We also have developers like Retro Studios as well as educational programs like the Guild Hall at SMU. We have some big festivals and conferences too like SXSW and Quake Con. I know for certain a ton of Indie developers are based out of Texas as well.
I am not sure why you are griping. You are welcome to hand out awards to the already established, existing community of technologists in California and Washington. As others stated this is an award for growth of the industry in Texas. Existence of the industry elsewhere does not detract from that any.
It costs $180 to get 3 additional DS4 controllers for PS4 right now. I don’t care how popular the system is, $180 is a tall ask. You can get a 3rd party Wii-mote for under $20, and most people already have 2+ lieing around from the Wii days.
Popularity of a system does not mean everyone who owns said system is rushing to buy a game meant to be played in person.
Actually your statement is a little backwards. This was launched as a timed Ouya exclusive. If there is a home console that fewer people own than the Ouya, then I am more than happy to be proven wrong. As far as I can tell though putting this game on the “least supported gaming platform” was the creator’s original goal.
Plus as others have said the Wii U is a party system. I have a fleet of Wii-motes at my disposal, and all of them would love to be used for this game. You could even make the GamePad user a Game Master who can switch rules on and off throughout the match diabolically. That’d be a fun mode.
I participated in the Kickstarter, and I never even saw that. Thanks for posting it. I guess in interviews and follow-ups the studio decided to focus on their other 3DS content versus what the console was not getting. My mistake.
I think it creates an interesting dynamic either way where Nintendo console owners can experience a unique game on the handheld and then the HD experience on the home console.