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E3 2012: Wii U conf confirms Mass Effect 3, Pikmin 3

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 11:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nintendo has given a first look at Pikmin 3 on Wii U, as well as confirming a unique Batman: Arkham City version and a version of Mass Effect 3.

Wii U E3 2012 – at a glance

Nintendo didn’t date or price Wii U, but a “holiday” release was reaffirmed.

Pikmin 3 announced. Gameplay was shown, but there was no date.

Super Mario Bros U announced. It’s HD, 2D and supports four players. Again, there was no date.

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition announced. This has unique features via the GamePad. No date.

Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, a director’s cut of Trine 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines all confirmed for Wii U.

Ubisoft confirmed support with ZombiU, Assassin’s Creed III, a Rabbids game, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Avengers and fitness game YourShape.

SiNG a karaoke game, is coming to Wii U from UK dev FreeStyle.

Wii Fit U was announced and shown.

Nintendo’s main Wii U software conference opened with a video including a crowd pikmin in Miyamoto’s dressing room. He walked straight out on stage to say he was going to talk about the game. In Pikmin 3, you have to manage a swarm of 100 pikmin. The spaceman from the previous games was included in gameplay, and the HD graphics packed depth of field and plenty of detail.

Rock pikmin, a new type, were shown. Motion controls will be involved in aiming. An overall map will be shown on Wii U’s GamePad while play is happening on the screen. A Challenge mode, where you need to collect fruit within a specific timeframe, will be on display at E3 this week.

NoA head Reggie Fils-Aime walked out to raucous cheers. He said Nintendo opened with Pikmin because Wii U is “all about the games”. He said 23 games would be shown in the presentation, and mentioned the concept of “asymmetric gameplay,” with multiple players on various screens in the same game consuming different content.

Wii U does three things, he said: it changes your gaming, the way you interact with your gaming friends, and it changes the way it interact with your TV. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video logos were all shown on the screen, but he said they just wanted to talk about games today.

He confirmed that Wii U will support two separate pads. There won’t be any dual-pad games on display at E3 this week, however.

The GamePad can be used with either a finger or its stylus. It has rumble, as well as stereo speakers, a headphone jack, a home button, a camera, triggers and more.

Social system Miiverse was next. Reggie said to think of the system as “Main Street,” where Miis congregate to “cause a commotion”. Miis flooded onto the screen and crowded around tiles, such as those for Mario and Donkey Kong.

You can interact between Miis on the screen using speech bubbles and drawn pictures from the pad. Miiverse will be accessible across other devices, such as mobile and PC, at a later date.

It’s-a-me. Again.

New Super Mario Bros U was announced. Reggie talked up how Miiverse will work with the game, showing a map dotted with friends’ messages.

The game itself is a four-player, 2D Mario in HD. It can be played either on your TV or GamePad. There was no date.

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition was announced. Martin Tremblay from Warner Bros. said the game will deliver content in a “new special way”. The game was shown, with features specific to the GamePad. You can guide projectiles with the screen, and other exclusive content was promised.

B-A-T mode was confirmed, which provides power-ups through the GamePad screen. The screen is also used as an inventory select system. Explosives were set off via the Pad screen. Warner described it as “the most immersive Batman experience”.

Scribblenauts is coming to Wii U in the form of Scribblenauts Unlimited. It’s in HD and features free-roaming in 2D. You create objects on the screen and are able to drop them into the game, share them with friends and more. It has a multiplayer mode.

A sizzle reel was shown, confirming Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Namco’s Tank Tank Tank, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, a director’s cut of Trine 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Reggie moved on to Wii Fit. More than 43 million copies have been sold, he said, before confirming Wii Fit U.

The game was shown, a woman doing activities on the Balance Board with the GamePad on the floor in front of her. She also used a handheld device – a “Fit Meter” – to upload a run she did that morning to the GamePad.

Reggie announced SiNG from UK dev FreeStyle. The GamePad displays lyrics so you can face your friends while performing and everyone can dance along.

3DS came next. Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt announced a 3DS conference tomorrow night at 6.00pm PST. It’s an hour long and completely dedicated to the handheld. It’ll be at e3.nintendo.com.

Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS was shown, however. Gold plays a key role in the game, which even includes a gold Mario. It out in the US on August 19.

Paper Mario Sticker Star was seen. You collect stickers and they become battle commands, such as shoes for stomping and hammers for bashing. It’s out this holiday.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 was the last 3DS title to be shown. Again, it’s out this holiday, new ghosts and all. You’ll see more tomorrow night.

A third-party 3DS sizzle reel showed Castlevania, Epic Mickey, Scribblenauts and Kingdom Hearts 3D.

Lego City

Reggie came back on to talk about Wii U’s Lego City. Gameplay showed crimes being fought using the GamePad, with the screen showing enemies through walls when pointed at the TV. It’s being made by TellTale. A portable version is in the works for 3DS.

Wii U, Reggie said, needs to provide something from the “hardest of the core to the newest of the newbies,” before Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft president, came out on stage. He said he thought Wii U is a “revolution”. Just Dance 4 was the first Ubi game shown, with Reggie directing four dancers with the GamePad.

ZombiU was next. The screen acted as a radar, inventory, X-ray vision, a sniper scope, a waggle device for breaking free from enemies and a hacking device. You can even put your own face onto zombies in the game.

Assassin’s Creed III was shown in a sizzle reel, as was a Rabbids game, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Avengers and fitness game YourShape.

Reggie wrapped it up with something called Nintendo Land, which is designed to help people “get” the console. Katsuya Eguchi, Wii U software producer, came out to explain how Nintendo has put beloved Nintendo franchises into a theme park, which is a game including 12 games. Five are at the show. Zelda, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, Donkey Kong and Takamaru will be at E3 this week.

Nintendo Land will launch alongside the hardware this Christmas.

You can get full coverage on the Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft conferences here.

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103 Comments

  1. Maxie1992

    Damn, that is 2 o’clock in the morning here in The Netherlands. Too bad.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Nah, man. It’s 6pm. Same for me here in France.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Pytox

    @1 No, that’s 6PM In Netherlands, it’s CEST time over here … :D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. loveaya

    I won’t watch it because every year full of Mario, Zelda and other nintendo games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. SLARTIBAF1

    @4 Funny, thats exactly why i’m gonna watch it =)
    Plus the proper unveiling of the WiiU. I’m so hyped and hope this time Ninty won’t disappoint me like they did with the Wii. But what we’ve seen so far seems pretty neat! Most of all the Pro Controller with the right stick in the proper position for ergonomic 2-stick-controlls. I love Nintendo for always experimenting with new Controllers and so far they pretty much get it right in every generation.
    Only flaw could and will be the online connectivity and community features. Although they seem to be on a good way with the Miiverse.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Looking forward to it, to say the least. New hardware = new possibilities. And at this point, I could really use something new(that isn’t a PC game) to get excited about. I want to see what can be done with the main wiiu controler.

    On a side note, anything out Sega? They have PSO2 launching this year for PC(and I think Vita), wanted some info on that.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Da Man

    Simply amazing. I look forward to playing Mario 58, Zelda 87 and a braintraining video game on an Xbox 360 with an inferior gamepad clone.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    #7 All that 58 mario games and 87 zelda games are so different at its core, that each game is a world of each own, i will get them till the 2.000 iteration each, just like uncharted, god of war, gears of war, halo,although this games are almost the same, but it doesnt matter i do like them too.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Da Man

    Yeah right.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    This is the time to do something big Nintendo. A new 2D Mario ain’t gonna cut it. I was hoping for a brand new 3D Mario, but that ain’t gonna happen. But some great third party support with exclusives…that would be really good. Hopefully we’ll see what Retro Studios has been up to.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    What? Are people seriously expecting any surprises, since the pre-presser, from Nintendo??

    Weren’t they watching E3 the year before…

    …and the year before…

    …and the year before…?

    Hyping yourselves up for a let-down.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Maxie1992

    #2/#3

    Oow that is a relief. I could not take another night of watching those press conferences.

    Thanks

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #11 for me those E3 werent a let down especially 2010, maybe the best year of nintendo anouncements regarding wii games, i think this time it will be the same.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    @11

    Come on, that pre-E3 presses doesn’t mean anything. I’m not saying i’m expecting big surprises, but they have a brand new console to show to the world, for me to buy it…they must show some damn interesting games,that don’t come out on the current consoles already.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. polygem

    “@4 Funny, thats exactly why i’m gonna watch it =)”

    hehe, same here. wont be home though. will watch tonite, as soon as i can. can´t wait. i hope for at least ONE exciting show this e3…please .

    #15 3 years ago
  16. poketrainer

    I can’t wait. In other news it looks like Mass Effect may be heading to the Wii U

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Sorry. Added in the link to the streaming video.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll be very annoyed if I don’t see someone shot in the face or stabbed in the neck.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Dragon246

    @16,
    Yeah Mass Effect, the game which released 3 whole months ago on ps3 and xbox 360 right?

    On a side note, looks like vg247 source for sony cloud gaming deal was a dud. Gaikai has announced partnership with samsung.
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/05/e3-2012-how-samsung-joined-the-console-wars

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve seen FIFA and CoD mentioned as well.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added a stream there.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gama_888

    Is there any way to watch this on android?? (galaxy s2)
    Am currently at euston train station without my laptop :/

    #22 3 years ago
  23. fearmonkey

    I want Nintendo to give me a reason to want a Wii-u, so far I’m not that interested. I didn’t buy a Wii as I didn’t want a low res console. Since the Wii-u is HD, I’m possibly up for it.
    Give me a Super Mario World 3D HD style game and I’m far more into it..

    #23 3 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    Darn it, iam at work cannot access any internet page to see it, it doesnt allow me to display, darn security meassures at work T_T

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    Loving pikman

    #25 3 years ago
  26. ManuOtaku

    OG is pikmin, but yeah i love it too, at for the information i have just read, looks great indeed, cannot wait, this is the only reason for me to get the WiiU, everything else will be icing to the cake, really.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. polygem

    i just came home…pikmin…what…the video aint working…freakout….

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    I want this for Scribblenauts alone. Fuck yeah!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    That was nearly amazing.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Freek

    That’s awfully polite way of saying: most boring thing ever putt on stage.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. xino

    WHAT A LOAD OF HORSE SH*!
    Seriously!
    WTF IS THIS SH*!? MAN!

    *no release date
    *no price point!
    *no Metroid
    *no zelda
    *no console tech spec

    WTF is going on!?
    i’m so freaking pissed off!!!

    when he said he was gonna show 23 games I was like, YES this is what E3 is all about.

    but seriously, they only demoed like 1 game on stage!
    the rest were video recorded and walkthrough.

    this is worst E3 show man, even Microsoft was better than this trash.

    why are they saving all the good stuff for TGS 2012???

    23 games to show when half of them were montages….you’ve got to be sh**ing me!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Dragon246

    Nothing new at E3 Nintendo conference . Rehashes of games released months earlier and NO system seller.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. daytripper

    Dont want to argue with anyone but for me apart from Zombie U (mild interest) I felt that was absolute shit. No way would I pay £250 for that.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Sini

    worse of the 3 conferences

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Ireland Michael

    No specs. Best thing about the whole conference.

    That was great. Can’t wait to see the future potential of the Game Pad.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    Is it over? Didnt watch it myself, but scrolling down the front page, i’m seeing the names of a lot of games i already played some time ago, and the name “Mario” all over the place.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. G1GAHURTZ

    Terrible conference.

    One of the worst I’ve ever seen.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Razor

    WHAT WAS THAT

    WHAT WAS THAT

    For a system coming out this year, that conference was terrible.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @37 Of course you didn’t like it. It was almost completely devoid of violence, cars and guns.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Froseidon

    Wow people are getting so worked up over this apparently poor conference. It was a conference, it did what it set out to do, deal with it. If the conference does what it set out to do, it is a success to the company. Nintendo didn’t want to reveal specs, so they didn’t. Nintendo wanted to talk about software, they did. That is a win in Nintendo’s books.

    Also, they said more talk about the Wii U was coming on e3.nintendo.com tomorrow. Can’t you wait that long? Oh sorry, stupid question I know.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. manamana

    Is a new 3DS coming or not? Will it be tomorrow, then?

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Patrick Garratt

    I think the hardware looks brilliant, but there was just so little content when you look at it from a distance. Alarm bells.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. G1GAHURTZ

    @39:

    Try harder, kid.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    Could have been stronger, but wasn’t bad at all. Lest they showed games that I would actualy want to play.

    I don’t think your going to see Nintendo tout system tech stats. It isn’t about gigles or jigles whats its and does its. To Nintendo it is about the games and the experience of playing them. Don’t need a super computer to do that.

    The games were in sharp HD. I thought they looked nice. I liked the Controler. I liked that two pads per system could be used. I had a strong interest in a couple of the games they did show off.

    A strong Nintendo first party line up and a stream of ported PS360 games. If I am being honest, that is enough for me, and prolly a lot of people to be happy. What bothers me is the guestimated price tag. near 400usd is too high. But I have never seen a system to launch with a number like 380usd. 399.99usd would be more believable. 300usd makes more sense. If it is 400usd they will have trouble.

    Not because it is an under powered blagh blagh, but becauee moving any hardware at 400usd will be tough. Wait for MS/Sony pricing. I am guessing 400usd would be conservitive. Time will tell. But yeah the rumoured price is too high.

    Was looking for a solid price point and a release date.

    Guess we have to keep waiting and watching.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. xino

    i was even expecting them to show Metroid, Zeld or even Smash at the end of the show…but they showed a FARKING fireworks!

    you’ve got to be sh**ing me!

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Dragon246

    @40,
    Win for nintendo -Yes
    Translating into sales- No

    E3 BIG 3 Results
    1.Sony (Beyond, last of us)
    2.Nintendo (pikmin3)
    3.Microsoft (Smartglass, Gears of War)

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @44 Pikmin looks awesome.

    My sons will be all over Scribblenauts…. If they can get it out of my hands first.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Fin

    Big load of nothin’. Pikmin and Super Mario Bros for Wii U, they’re all the first party titles they showed (fuck off Wii Fit).
    Two first party titles, maybe two original third party titles, and a load of year-old ports? Count me out.

    At least MS and Sony have an excuse – that they’re working on next gen.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. dreamcastnews

    Oh my god, you can rely on VG247 dwellers to take a stab at Nintendo! Most of the negativity comes from comments days earlier condemning the thing from the get go anyway… Why Nintendo is even trying to win over this type of gamer is beyond me!

    I have a Wii, I like it; I have a 360 and PS3 also, I’ll be buying a Wii U.

    If you don’t own a Wii/haven’t used yours for like, two years/sold it then this clearly isn’t for you – it’s THAT simple.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Dreamcastnews +1

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Razor

    “At least MS and Sony have an excuse”

    I don’t think Sony have an excuse, unless they’re purposefully sending Vita to die.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. manamana

    49 +1

    #52 3 years ago
  53. ManuOtaku

    I like it so far, pikmin, scribblenauts, the new mario game, the lego game, nintendo land, and the toping on the cake is the IP with platinum, for me was good, and the ubisoft new ips on the wii, i think it was good al around.

    On the 3DS side of things cannot wait for Luigis mansion 2 and paper mario.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. The_Red

    Pikmin 3
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    yes!

    The rest = Holy hell that was one boring game. I didn’t think it was going to be more boring than MS or Sony conferences but Nintendo did it. They had only 2 small great games followed by 49 minutes of boring.
    Reggie was awesome though. My body is ready!

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Froseidon

    @49 – It is truly a poor community when they make everything into a competition. E3 is about the companies showing off all their hard work, and all gamers can do is say “but its shit compared to this, my opinion is best, this console is best because I say so, fuck you”. I feel I have said this before, but it is a case of small brain syndrome if you ask me.

    No one is open to other companies as they so zealous about what they have and don’t want to feel like their money could have been spent elsewhere.

    All consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, but owners of that specific console never see the weaknesses. I believe the term is Illusory Superiority. It is truly pathetic when you cannot admire something in something else just because you think what you have is better.

    Not turning this into a religious debate, but it is exactly the same. One religion believes that all other religions are wrong. (P.S – I am not religious, and I am truly sorry if this has offended anybody, but I needed something to relate it to, and this was the closest thing I thought of). It is exactly the same for consoles, just because they don’t like it, it is wrong.

    This is a poor example of a community and I don’t want to be part of it, but unfortunately, I am.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Erthazus

    That was so horrible that i don’t know where to start.

    Pikmin 3 and maybe scribblenauts was amazing, but beyond that.. ugh..

    #56 3 years ago
  57. dreamcastnews

    @55, that’s the sort of agnostic view I expect from folk who have a strong passion from videogames – not the stupid half-baked commenters who leap on everything Nintendo does, I don’t understand the mentality of those who post Nintendo-negativity on Nintendo specific reports! Surely it’d be better to take ones high horse off to the nearest PS3/Xbox news nugget and let like-minded gamers know such valuable information.

    @56 – I’m thinking you weren’t buying one to begin with anyway? You’re a priority PC gamer, right?

    #57 3 years ago
  58. ManuOtaku

    #55 at least is not that bad, nintendo unites the sony and microsoft lovers, both hate camps hate nintendo with a pasion and they forget all their differences while attacking nintendo, that is a great sight in my eyes, thats something only nintendo can do, really.

    On a serious note i will say i agree with you and i will like to add that is true when you indicated that “All consoles have their strengths and weaknesses”, and most of the time the brand lovers focuses on the weaknesses of the other consoles without looking their strenghts, and without looking their weaknesses either, but i think at the end life find its balance, because as you will see every manufacturer has its share of defenders and detractors, and at the end it finds balance, altough the nintendo group is the smallest, but is the least mind blinded, iam speaking regarding the vg247 community of course.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    What made it worse was when they took about 10 minutes to try and explain the Luigi’s Mansion section of Nintendo Land.

    If it takes that long to explain, it’s probably not a good idea.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. G1GAHURTZ

    @57:

    Actually, I used to be a 100% Nintendo gamer. The first console I ever owned was a Gameboy. Then I got a NES, then a SNES, (then a Playstation) then an N64, (then a PS2) then a GameCube.

    I’ve bought 2 DS Lites and a Wii in recent years, as well as a whole load of games for them.

    I’m more than entitled to point out Nintendo’s flaws if I so choose, thanks.

    #60 3 years ago
  61. dreamcastnews

    @59 I totally agree, Nintendo World was far too dragged out…. I would have preferred a focus on Aliens, Darksiders II etc….

    #61 3 years ago
  62. dreamcastnews

    @60 okay then, I see ‘used to’ there so could you clear up where you stand now, then.

    thanks.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. G1GAHURTZ

    huh?

    #63 3 years ago
  64. Erthazus

    @dreamcastnews, Yes, i’m a PC Gamer but i have consoles too. I like that they have a bit different experience but what was shown so far is piss poor to be honest.

    Pikmin 3 is great, but really nothing special beyond that. Cheers.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. dreamcastnews

    As in, your views on Nintendo; you appear to have taken a little umbrage to something I have said taking this into consideration :

    ‘I’m more than entitled to point out Nintendo’s flaws if I so choose, thanks.’

    to which I never said anyone wasn’t, I was simply pointing out the clear dislike of Nintendo from a scary statistic of users on VG247; not necessarily naming anyone. So, I’d just like to know a little more about where you stand with Nintendo, if I may?

    #65 3 years ago
  66. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, right.

    Well basically, I got fed up of Nintendo under delivering.

    it started with the GameCube and it’s gone downhill ever since.

    I’m still waiting for them to sort themselves out and get back to where they were when I couldn’t put their controllers down.

    #66 3 years ago
  67. dreamcastnews

    @64 I feel I’m traditional in the sense, I’d always want the PC to offer graphics/gameplay that consoles never could… The PC if used for games is the ‘serious’ gamers option considering the costs involved in comparisons to console hardware, as such I don’t believe the Wii-U will capture that audience.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. dreamcastnews

    @66 you didn’t like the Gamecube? I always thought that was an awesome machine for Nintendo-exclusive turnout…. But looking at it now, the Wii-U could end up being just like the Gamecube… I see your logic now.

    #68 3 years ago
  69. fearmonkey

    Nintendo showed nothing that makes me HAVE to buy a Wii-u, and I wanted that, so I am disapoint.

    Pikimin looked interesting, Zombie-u was the only title that I thought looked really good, but those are not reasons to buy a new console.

    @dreamcastnews – My Problem with Nintendo is that they have disappointed me after the SNES. Nintendo 64 used expensive cartridges, so i bought a Playstation, gamecube looked Kiddie and I hated the look of it and didnt care for the controller, Wii was all about family games and motion controls. I loved my Dreamcast and it was family friendly but also had adult core games, I guess I wanted a Dreamcast like experience for the Wii-u, especially since the Wii-u is like a very enhanced VMU Dreamcast controller. The Wii-u is essentially what i could have seen the Dreamcast 2 or 3 become. Nothing at the Launch makes me WANT to buy a Wii-u, and I wanted to have a reason….

    #69 3 years ago
  70. daytripper

    I think the word hate is used far too much when it comes to someones negative opinion, the SNES is my favourite system of all time, loved it and still do, it had everything going for it for my tastes. the wii however I sold after a couple of years, there was nothing much enjoyable on it and I wasnt feeling todays Wii U showing either, doesnt make me hate something or someone just for the sake it, I find them sort of claims ridiculous and deliberately over the top in some cases just to try and belittle that persons opinion.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. ManuOtaku

    The gamecube was a great machine, with a great catalog of games, i had great third party games like resident evil 4 (the best iteration),killer 7, baten kaitos, viewtiful joe, etc, of course it was not as prolific as the ps2, but the quantity it did have was top quality IMHO, and i forgot to mention a great controller with great triggers, man i did love those triggers.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. OlderGamer

    Walking into a dedicated web site that caters to the “core” demographics is like walking into a Goth bar. Stay long enough and you can get to thinking that their points of view and ways of thinking, their likes and dislikes represent everyone. You may even wonder what the hell is wrong with yourself if you’re different.

    The facts don’t change, prolly why so many people on sites like this spend so much time trying to convince other people that they have it figured out. But the fact is that the game buying public is a lot more diverse then what is most often seen here. For all of the noise and attention it gets, Halo was out sold by Mario Kart, this gen, for example.

    Meaning that while everyone is entitled to their opinion and their ways of doing things, this site and the people here are just a small slice of the over all pie. And really, as time marches forward that core demographic begins to fade and blend in, becoming harder and harder to spot. And becoming less and less important.

    The industry follows the money trail. The industry doesn’t care about what one shrinking demographic thinks is cool or uncool. The industry cares about sales. I think some people on sites like this feel threatend by that. Perhaps, they think, if they make enough noise and rage enough about the new Nintendo system, then WiiU games won’t exclipse what they enjoy again this generation(like Wii sales did last gen).

    #72 3 years ago
  73. daytripper

    @71 Yep, I remember coming home with my new black gamecube and playing the star wars x-wing game for the first time, blown away. love that console, was disappointed in the poor starfox games released for it though.

    #73 3 years ago
  74. Ireland Michael

    @55 Well said.

    #74 3 years ago
  75. G1GAHURTZ

    Let me put it another way…

    Was Mario Sunshine better than Mario 64?

    Was Wind Waker better than OoT?

    Were any of the Timesplitters games better than GoldenEye?

    There’s your answer.

    The next console is supposed to be better than the previous one, but as far as core gamers are concerned, it looks like Nintendo peaked a long time ago.

    #75 3 years ago
  76. ManuOtaku

    #75 I dont know if they are or were better, thats a very subjective matter, but i like them as much as i did those you did mentioned, at least they were very different they were very disruptive, at least for what people did expected for mario sunshine and Wind Waker, and for me was for the better.

    #73 the rare star fox adventures was good, not a traditional star fox game or what the people was waiting, but for the type of game was good IMHO, although i hope with the Wii U we will be getting a proper star fox game.

    #76 3 years ago
  77. Da Man

    Sigh.

    Also, #55 great analogy there brah.. people debating over decisions their life depends on and people debating about videogames bought at the store.

    #77 3 years ago
  78. ManuOtaku

    #77 Double Sigh

    #78 3 years ago
  79. TraceableX

    Welcome to 2006/2007 Nintendo.

    #79 3 years ago
  80. TraceableX

    Welcome to 2006/7 Nintendo.

    #80 3 years ago
  81. Froseidon

    I’m glad people agree with my post (#55) :D Makes me happy to see like minded people.

    I’ve owned and sold my Nintendo Wii (reason being, I was more a core gamer than a casual one). I still have a DS, and am looking into the 3DS. With more core games on the Wii U, it might have moved up higher in my expectations, I just feel it needs that little more third party, better on day release games.

    I’ve never owned or played a PS3, but I have played a PSP. Considering a PS Vita. I don’t hate Sony, but I have never gone for them, I had an Xbox before and didn’t see the point of having both. I can only play one console at a time and I just preferred the exclusives of the 360 at the time (considering I loved Halo and Halo 2) and Mass Effecr 1 was an exclusive as well (by god I love Mass Effect. All 3 games, all books bar the last one [which I here is being re-written due to plot errors] and even a bloody art book).

    Overall, I cannot see the need for hate amongst consoles. I bet 80% – 90% of 360 / PS3 owner’s games are multiplat anyways. Which, the only thing that is left for this is to go where your friends are. No point having a console and being alone on it. The £30 a year for Xbox live does not bother me. PS Plus seems alright for the money as well (although I have recently been told that if you stop subscribing, the games you get are taken away from you) but the overall network is free anyways, so who is to complain?

    In conclusion, all consoles are good, it just depends on preferences. Your preferences do not make one console better than the other. There is just little to no respect in this community anymore it seems.

    Edit: @77 – If you’re getting at the religion thing, I’m sorry, it was all I could think of at the time. Also, their life does not depend on it, they could quite easily live without it. I have managed to live my entire life quite happily not thinking of some big people in the sky. I went to a school where prayers had to be done, and it just didn’t do anything for me. Nothing in it seemed real, which is the reason I am more Agnostic-Atheist instead of a Theist.

    #81 3 years ago
  82. Ireland Michael

    “Was Mario Sunshine better than Mario 64?”

    No, but Galaxy was a vast improvement on both.

    “Was Wind Waker better than OoT?”

    Vastly. It had a more detailed story, better controls, and a brilliant aesthetic that really set it apart from the rest of the franchise.

    “Were any of the Timesplitters games better than GoldenEye?”

    Easily. GoldenEye was so fondly remembered because of its split-screen multiplayer, but it’s overall construction was pretty godawful, and it was a poor shooter even for its time.

    “The next console is supposed to be better than the previous one, but as far as core gamers are concerned, it looks like Nintendo peaked a long time ago.”

    I guess that’s why Super Mario Galaxy is considered the best Mario since 64, and many critically consider it better than it. And Skyward Sword is considered one of the freshest and most original Zelda games in years. And Mario Kart 7 is considered theory many long term fans to be the best in the series since the original.

    @79 Indeed. The only thing that can really limit someone’s choice of console is having limited taste.

    #82 3 years ago
  83. Kabby

    Wind Waker was a half arsed game. The story was somehwat interesting but it had no good dungeons and the overall dungeon count was low. It also became very tedious, very fast. Outside of the starter island the detail of the world was non existent.

    Wind Waker wasn’t better than Ocarina of Time. The style was great and it seemed like it was going to be awesome. It just wasn’t.

    Also Skyward Sword isn’t fresh. It starts out as generic bullshit and gradually grows into a competent Zelda game.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. Froseidon

    @80 and 81 – I always preferred OoT to any of the others, but I could quite happily say Wind Waker was good. Not tried Skyward Sword so I can’t comment on that :P

    #84 3 years ago
  85. Ireland Michael

    @80 @81 See, that’s the great thing about opinions. None of them are right and all of them re different.

    #85 3 years ago
  86. Da Man

    #79 Errr…

    I have no interest in your approach and whether you’re an atheist.

    I was saying how you become another person, when video games are something you entertain yourself with.

    Football fans would be a better analogy. Or probably rockstar fans.

    #86 3 years ago
  87. OrbitMonkey

    Wait, did someone say Wind Waker was better than Ocarina of Time?!

    *grabs flaming torch & pitchfork*

    #87 3 years ago
  88. Froseidon

    @84 – In that case I misunderstood you, and for that, I am sorry.

    Also, come to think of it, music would have been a much better way to demonstrate my point, I just didn’t think of it at the time. Not too much into football so can’t comment.

    #88 3 years ago
  89. G1GAHURTZ

    1. We weren’t talking about the Wii, we were talking about the GameCube and it’s quality.

    Is Galaxy better than 64? Yeah, ok. I don’t personally agree, but I’ll go with the concensus.

    2. Wind Waker was crap. It was 10 hours of gameplay, and about 30 hours of sailing around in a boat. See how it fares up against OoT on Metacritic.

    3. Anyone with a 0.59 k/d has no right whatsoever to talk about the quality of GoldenEye or any other FPS.

    4. Like I said, Nintendo started going downhill with the GameCube, and not even Galaxy could save the Wii in the eyes of the core when Nintendo were pushing Wii Music and the rest of the gaming world had moved online.

    #89 3 years ago
  90. Ireland Michael

    @79 Ignore Da Man or he’ll be sitting here flaming you into next week. It isn’t worth the hassle, trust us.

    @85 I think OoT, while a decent game for its time, is vastly over-rated in the broader history of gaming, and I feel like later games in the franchise perfected the formula much better.

    #90 3 years ago
  91. Da Man

    ^Shut the phuck up you generic inane babbling moron.

    Thanks.

    I was having zero issues with him until you stupid piece of shit showed up.

    #91 3 years ago
  92. G1GAHURTZ

    I have managed to live my entire life quite happily not thinking of some big people in the sky.

    This is unnecessarily offensive, and whatever your opinion is, your analogy is misplaced and not helping your case.

    Choose another one.

    #92 3 years ago
  93. Froseidon

    @87 – “In the eyes of the core” ~ It wasn’t aimed at the core though, was it? The Wii is one of the more successful of the three. All because the product reached saturation before the other two does not make it a bad console.

    General – Nintendo clearly have a different business strategy than Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo want a new product as they must believe extending the Wii’s product life cycle to be inefficient. MS and Sony are extending their product life cycles as they feel it would be more profitable than to create a new console for this year.

    Also, bear in mind Nintendo like to be the point of innovation. Like it or not, they are. Do I see a controller with a screen in it elsewhere? No I do not. In this, the 3 companies are clearly black and white in what they want.

    @90 – I was going for a lighter way of putting it, I am sorry if I offended. I also do not wish to mention what I have mentioned previous to this in that it was all I could think of at the time.

    Edit to everyone talking about this – Please stop bickering, my analogy was not well placed and I admit that, but for the most part, it got my point across. I could have picked a better analogy such as music or football but it didn’t occur to me at the time. I’m sorry I cannot time travel and pluck ideas from the future.

    #93 3 years ago
  94. Da Man

    del

    #94 3 years ago
  95. ManuOtaku

    #91 I agree and people should at least give nintendo that they did had balls taking the wii and ds approach, it was a very risky move, with a lot of balls, if the opposite would had happened, i mean low sales for both, we would not be talking about nintendo anymore, it was risky as it takes,especially with the DS, and for that they deserve a little credit IMHO.

    #95 3 years ago
  96. OrbitMonkey

    @88, Heretic!! *puts on rose tinted spectacle’s*

    #96 3 years ago
  97. Ireland Michael

    @91 They don’t care. If its not aimed at their limited personal tastes, it isn’t relevant or important.

    #97 3 years ago
  98. Froseidon

    @95 – I’m alright with tastes being limited :D It’s just close-minded side of it that I don’t get.

    Better Analogy – I prefer a variety of music, but I’m not all too keen on rap unless it is really good (in my opinion) but I can appreciate that someone else might like it. I don’t see the point of hating them for what they like, it is their choice, let them have it. (Happy Da Man / G1GAHURTZ?) Sorry for anything that offends :(

    #98 3 years ago
  99. OrbitMonkey

    No worries Froisedon, as one agnostic to another I thought your analogy was ok…

    Can you imagine if religions had a E3 type event? Blimey, can you imagine being the poor sod who had to clean up all the body parts afterwards :-o

    #99 3 years ago
  100. Froseidon

    @97 – Shaky grounds :P You got bigger hangers than me, my friend!

    P.S – I think I remember saying in post #55 that I didn’t want to start a religious debate, but it seemed I could not stop that.

    Edit: I don’t think I have managed to say something so controversial before… Kind of amazed at the reaction to be honest. Expected more thick skinned people in a community as such. Probably shouldn’t have assumed, made an ass of myself me thinks!

    #100 3 years ago
  101. G1GAHURTZ

    It wasn’t aimed at the core though, was it?

    This is the problem.

    I’d supported Nintendo my whole life, financially (small amount though it may have been) and otherwise, and bought so many of their products.

    Then what happened?

    They came out with the GameCube, got destroyed by the PS2, so then chickened out of the core market and went looking elsewhere.

    So they basically just abandoned the core and went for grannies and grandads. (exaggeration)

    Instead of giving gamers what they were asking for, they gave soccer moms crap with waggle.

    They lost more than money when they canned the SNES CD.

    Also, forget about the analogy… Thanks for explaining.

    #101 3 years ago
  102. Froseidon

    @99 – True, they didn’t focus much on the core, and they focused too much on first party. I feel that the reason it isn’t strong anymore is the lack of variation. However, the strength of the Wii at the moment is a bit null, what with the Wii U round the corner.

    I have always had a soft spot for Nintendo seeing as they were in my childhood. It is true, the Gamecube got chewed up and spat out by the PS2, which dominated the last generation. However, up ’til recently with the announcement of the Wii U, I wouldn’t have said the core was really their forte to begin with. With no major online, core couldn’t have been a strong aspect for them in my opinion.

    I feel that they might comeback now with the Wii U and more third party titles. We’ll have to wait and see.

    #102 3 years ago
  103. poketrainer

    The good news is it looks like the Wii U will have technical specs

    I was impressed with Pikmin 3 personally the most

    #103 3 years ago

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    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]

  • Parkour pioneer David Belle acted as a consultant on Dying Light

    It has been announced that actor, stunt coordinator and leading pioneer of Parkour, David Belle, consulted on Dying Light in order to bring authentic parkour to the game. According to a press release sent over by Techland, the development team worked with Belle to “verify the depiction of parkour” in the game as well as […]