Tuesday shorts – EA lost fans over Dragon Age 2, lots of other things

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 11:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

It’s the week after E3. There are a lot of stories on the internet that are relatively minor. And here they are.

  • “Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will probably release in 2012,” says Eurogamer.
  • “Sequels are unfairly criticised,” id’s Todd Hollenshead told EG at E3. RAGE, obviously, is going franchise.
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record’s going to cost $40 in the US. That’s Eurogamer again.
  • EA “lost some fans” with Dragon Age 2, EA’s Frank Gibeau told Eurogamer last week.
  • Gamepot is to release Wizardry Online globally. There’s a press release here.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations has a “spooky mansion,” according to this Siliconera story. There are a few more details on the 3DS game through there.
  • GDC Europe’s 2011 Independent Games Summit will include “lectures from Amnesia’s Thomas Grip, B.U.T.T.O.N. developer Douglas Wilson, and many more,” says Gama.
  • “The upcoming zombie games from Undead Labs are aiming to give players a feeling of genuinely surviving in a world ruled by shambling corpses,” says Massively. And there we are.
  • “Wii U ’50% more powerful than PS3/360′,” is CVG’s headline. This is based on an analyst at E3 talking to “some developers”.
  • Cut the Rope has won the 2011 Apple Design Award for Best iPhone Developer Showcase. Here’s a press release.
  • “Google removes 10 malware-infected Android apps targeting Angry Birds users,” says Venturebeat.
  • “3DS video services promises surprises every day,” says CVG.
  • Shadow of the Colossus had an unused ending. See a sketch of it on Andriasang.
  • “If ‘COD MW3′ is a Hollywood-ish action play, ‘BF3′ is more like documentary,” says Hideo Kojima in this semi-garbled long-tweet.



  1. frostquake

    “WiU is 50% more Powerful then the PS3/360.”

    These kind of statements are confusing! When they talk about WiiU are they talking about the Controller combined with the New Console we have yet to see??

    Are they talking about the Processing Power of the Console plus the WiiU controller?? If that is the case…it is like Adding up the Processing Power of the PS3 and then adding the Processing power of the PSP and then you can say it is more Powerful??

    And if there “Is Serious Power Under The Hood” as they suggest in the article..then we could be looking at a PS3 release DISASTER..looking at around $499 to $599…Heck anything over $299 will be a DISASTER in this economy!!

    This is still confusing. For me when the Say WiiU..All I can think of is that Hand Held Controller they showed the Public..because nothing else was shown at E3??

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    The reports of Wii U power are so conflicting I have to conclude that actually no-one has the slightest idea how powerful it is at this point. Possibly including Nintendo themselves.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    I think they are talking about the console. I thought the tablet was just a dumb screen that they stream video to.

    50% more powerful isn’t really “Serious Power” in this day an age. It will be a blessing for developers porting and hopefully they will use it to improve on things, or perhaps just to drive some kind of feature on the tablet.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. frostquake

    On Top of all the Confusion..Iwata keeps stating that the WiiU won’t come Cheap..leading many to believe we are going to see a PS3 Price point at Release. Seeing the WiiU at $499 or $599 will be ridiculous.

    Even if it is $299 and then you have to buy another WiiU Controller at $149.99 that will be a HUGE mistake!!

    “While the platform holder has become known for releasing lower-powered hardware at a low cost, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has already admitted that the Wii U hardware isn’t going to be cheap, suggesting there will indeed be some serious power under its hood.”

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    “Not cheap” doesn’t automatically equal “serious power” when it comes to Nintendo. They like to sell their hardware for a profit from day one, remember.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. frostquake


    You are indeed Correct, Nintendo has NEVER sold any of their New Release Hardware at a loss, they have ALWAYS made a Profit. I have seen their profit margins, compared to Sony and Microsoft, and Nintendo has always made a profit..So you are indeed correct in your comment!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Blerk

    That controller doesn’t look cheap, either. I’m still putting my money on something ‘around the same as’ the 360 and PS3 on raw power, graphics, etc. I can’t believe they’re leaving the HDD out again, though.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. RandomTiger

    @4 Perhaps they are reacting to the feedback from E3. I agree overpricing this system would be a massive mistake. I gather there wont be much need for buying multiple controllers for this system.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Fin

    Cut the Rope is savage, the best 59p I’ve spent in ages.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    I think is obvius nintendo will need to make a profit on every console sold, gamings is their only revenue, unlike sony and microsoft which both have the “luxury” of making a console at a lost for an X period of time.

    If its true that is 50% more powerfull, which i hope, not for the better graphics, as for that this will bring strong thir party support even when the other 2 consoles arrive, then this will not be a cheap console i think it will aprox between the range 350- 400$, and i think it will be good if those specs are right alongside with the new controller, that was almost the cost of the 360 price when it did launch and way cheaper than the ps3.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    Asking about multiplayer in an interview about an RPG? What are they smoking at Eurogamer?

    I have no idea whether Bioware going casual is going to be profitable or not in the long run, but I think it’s a shame to start catering to the lowest common denominator after so many great games.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Hybridpsycho

    @1 Do you read anything on here at all or did you even watch E3? Obviously the Wii-U is the actual console, they’ve just showed off the controller so far though since that’s the only special thing about it. There are images of the console if you’ve missed them.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. frostquake

    @ 12

    I know Now..but it did confuse a Bunch of people. People like us in the Industry understand that there is Console, but for Friends and Family who don’t surf the Gaming Net..they all talked to me after watching It on TV and News and Such, saying..”So it is another Hand Held..Guess the 3DS is dead then!”

    In Fact our Local News Outlet..showed the WiiU Controller and told everyone that this WAS the new Console…so there was and still is confusion…Sorry I wasn’t clear about that in my post!

    Just Nintendo did a LOUSY job explaining it CLEARLY out of the gate!

    #13 3 years ago

    #1: Totally agreed! It’s a stupid gaming device i’ve never seen from Nintendo! Totally failed!

    #14 3 years ago

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