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Nintendo has “to do what Sony and Microsoft have been doing” with new consoles – Bethesda boss

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 00:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Straight-shooting Bethesda executive Pete Hines has said that Nintendo didn’t get third-parties involved with the Wii U early enough, as Microsoft and Sony did with their own consoles.

In an episode of GameTrailers’ Bonus Round transcribed by Gimme Gimme Games, Hines addressed the question of why third-parties like Bethesda haven’t thrown their support behind the Wii U.

“The time for convincing publishers and developers to support Wii U has long past. The box is out,” he said.

“You have to do what Sony and Microsoft have been doing with us for a long time and it’s not that every time we met with them we got all the answers we wanted.

“But they involved us very early on, and talking to folks like Bethesda and Gearbox, they say ‘here’s what we’re doing, here’s what we’re planning, here’s how we think it’s going to work’ to hear what we thought – from our tech guys and from an experience standpoint.”

Hines said platform holders need to “spend an unbelievable amount of time upfront” talking with developers so that a given piece of hardware meets the needs of content producers – or they just won’t be interested.

“If you’re just going sort off deciding ‘we’re going to make a box and this is how it works and you should make games for it.’ Well, no. No is my answer,” he said.

“I’m going to focus on other ones that better support what it is we’re trying to do. So you’ve gotta spend more time trying to reach out to those folks before you even make the box, when you’re still designing and thinking about how it’s going to work.”

Bethesda has said repeatedly that it currently has no plans to develop games for the Wii U. Hines said recently that the company’s reluctance to engage with the console is “largely a hardware thing“.

Both Microsoft andSony have drawn praise from various developers, first and third-party, for consulting with them prior to moving forward with the PS4 and Xbox One, both of which are due in November. Bethesda has games lined up for both systems, including The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order, as well as The Elder Scrolls Online, which is not coming to current-gen consoles at all.

Thanks, Lengendaryboss.

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82 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Skyrim on PS3…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dark

    “The time for convincing publishers and developers to support Wii U has long past. The box is out,”

    this.

    Nintendo is one to blame for the weak 3rd party support.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. absolutezero

    Prey 2

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @2

    I know… It’s not like Nintendo atall?!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Animeboy413

    Credit to Lengendaryboss 0_o

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Animeboy413

    Wii U will be Nintendo’s own downfall just like Gamecube

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @6

    What, the console they release before the next one smashes it? I’m glad you have so much faith!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Brenna Hillier

    @5 Lengendaryboss is a great tipster. So are Units, Dragon246, Dark, SplatteredHouse, DSB, and monkeygourmet. Probably a few others too; this is just off the top of my head.

    If you post a suggestion in our news suggestion thread before we see it elsewhere, and we decide to run it, you get credit. Not sure why you find this mysterious.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. ianbenoir

    lets face it… wii u is like a iphone 4s…Its just a mid-gen console.

    They can release a new console in a 4-year time to get back to the buzz, exactly when ps4 and xbox one get at its high and make them look old gen.
    PS: I’m not a Nintendo fan at all. That just makes sense.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. AHB

    “Hines addressed the question of why third-parties like Bethesda haven’t thrown their support behind the Wii U. “The time for convincing publishers and developers to support Wii U has long past. The box is out,” he said.”

    Says the company that has published all of 8 games for Nintendo systems in its 27-year history, the 3 of which that were internally developed all being NES games.

    It’s painfully obvious that Bethesda is just shit-talking and would never have supported the Wii U in the first place, no matter what the system ended up being. And yet game sites are treating this as newsworthy. MODERN GAMES JOURNALISM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

    Not even fanboying here; Nintendo dropped the ball hard with the Wii U.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    bethesda games would NEVER get the nintendo seal of quality :)

    i don’t want a nintendo that plays sony and ms.

    i think they are doing exactly the right thing. improving things in their own pace. never dropping the ball by doing so. never sell out on easy shortsigthed cash ins.

    it’ll work out for them in the long run. always did.

    if the atlus and/or platinum games deal rumours are right, it woud be a good next step in the right direction.

    then they have to fix the nintendo id account issue.

    bring 3ds online more by implementing ninty id and miiverse.

    look for a few interesting third party titles.

    keep bringing great exclusives.

    focus a little more on third party support with the next machine then…maybe.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    Also, this is bullshit.

    Bethesda don’t really make online games (apart from Skyrim MMORPG)

    There is nothing the 360 / PS4 can do that the Wii U can’t, it’s all about install base.

    In fact, Skyrim would easily work perfectly on Wii U.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. fihar

    @11
    Seriously, have you been living under a rock?
    No Nintendo consoles since the SNES has ever been successful other than the Wii and you want to know why?

    Let me give you a timeline.
    “Oh, everybody’s going to use discs now? Doesn’t matter, the cartridge is far superior.” N64 sold considerably less than the PS1.
    “Oh, they’re moving to DVDs and online support now? Doesn’t matter, the miniDVD is more than enough and cheap prices should help us.” GameCube bombed.
    “Oh, they’re using HD graphics and extensive online infrastructure this time around? Doesn’t matter, cheap price and motion control should work in our favor.” Luckily for them, the Wii hit a sweet spot but software support is still lacking as usual and it didn’t exactly work in the long run.

    Notice the pattern? What Nintendo is doing isn’t going to work on the long run. Remember Resident Evil Zero, RE4, and Twin Snakes? Fat lot of good it did the GameCube ain’t it?
    No amount of quality first-party titles and exclusivity deals is going to help them, that is a fact that has been proven during the N64 and GameCube era.
    At some point they’re going to realize that being quirky isn’t helping and they’re going to have to whore themselves out to third-party developers eventually and to finally stand in equal footing with the rest of the field. That’s if they ever wanted to reclaim the market share they had with the SNES. I have a nagging suspicion that they just don’t care however.

    Nintendo is doing completely fine this way, but you’re deluding yourself if you think that the Wii-U will have any chance of going against the PS4 or the X1 2-3 years from now.
    To put it into perspective, PS4 and X1 is the two politician from their respective major parties, Sony and Microsoft, running for election and Nintendo Wii-U is the sole independent candidate.
    It was never going to work in Nintendo’s favor.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. polygem

    @fihar. nintendo must not become another ms or sony in order to be successful. they have the 3ds and the wiiu. they can and should work on bringing these devices together more. improve their online. miiverse was a great start but it’s not enough. it needs to be on 3ds as well for example. then bring some exclusive deals like bayonetta 2, w101. even if these are not the cash cows, what they do is giving the brand credibility.
    then let the nintendo first party games coming and focus on some third party heavy hitters like cod, watchdogs etc. push indies more. keep the 3ds line up strong.
    do that with the current gen nintendo mashines.
    make nintendo gaming, old school yet modern, diverse and different than the competition.
    it’s a much much better strategy than trying to be just another competitor who does samesame.
    remember. if wiiu would have been a device specwise, like the one or ps4, it would have had no chance at all to ship with that unique gamepad as well for a competitive price.
    nintendo has a different strategy. it’s obvious. i really really like that. makes gaming more interesting and fun.
    that’s why i absolutely cannot understand all the gamers that demand that nintendo should just become another highend tech company.
    it would be the least thing i wanted them to do.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. viralshag

    @14, So basically, have more third party games (like Sony and MS), improve their online capabilities (like Sony and MS), have more exclusives outside of their known franchises (like Sony and MS)…

    I would love to know what this “different” and “obvious” strategy is because right know I can’t say lackluster third party support, poor sales and a general lack of interest in the console and games is much of a strategy at all.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. fihar

    @14
    Let me ask you this then, which do you think people would choose, to play those so called heavy-hitters on the Wii-U or on the PS4/X1?

    We’re not talking about Nintendo’s handheld business here or their financial position as a whole, we’re talking about the Wii-U.
    I agree that it’s nice for Nintendo to offer some diversity at the very least but like what has been proven time and time again, the mainstream will always win, saleswise.

    If you want Nintendo to stay as they are, you’re welcome to do so but there’s absolutely no chance they’re going to be in equal footing with the PS4 and the X1 2 years from now.
    It’s not about what direction I want Nintendo to take, I was merely giving an observation about the state Nintendo has been in from the late 90′s.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. polygem

    @15….?….a freaking gamepad that ships with the homeconsole and a completely new take on online social….for example.

    what they did there was great. they now must improve on what they have, like i said in my post.

    i think it’s still way too early to call the wiiu dead.

    the bundles, pricedrop, games are coming right now.

    a friend of mine just told me yesterday that he is very interested in the zelda bundle because he never played ww, thought wwhd looked amazing (i agree with that), he wants to play rayman coop with his wife (one and only game she plays and loves is animal crossing).

    wiiu is shaping up to become a console everyone can enjoy and find content on. a console for truly everyone in the family. not the hcgamers precious toy noone is allowed to ever touch without a written and stamped permission of the owner. just a fun device to play games alone and together…that’s the basic concept. if the price will drop. if great couch coop games keep coming like rayman and probably mk8, if interesting second party or third party exclusives keep coming as well as the nintendo heavy hitters and some mainstream third party cash cows. if they keep pushing indies (indie games have a front spot in the eshop, same space as nintendos own games btw)….then wiiu can still become a success in the next 4 years. then they can focus on what they’ve established. focus on what worked to shape the next thing.

    3ds and wiiu need better interaction. that’s their main task this gen imho and this needs to be pushed for their next device/s.

    for the next nintendo gen, maybe it’s indeed time for a nintendo homeconsole/portable hybrid that og predicts for a good while now. would make perfect sense.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. viralshag

    @17, That’s not really a strategy though. It’s just an additional peripheral, not much different to the XB1 shipping with the Kinect. Plus, it’s not exactly been supported very strongly, even by Nintendo it seems, so if anything I would say it’s another weak aspect of their WiiU “strategy”.

    You keep making these jabs at the hardcore gamers and that “dudebro game” nonsense and I really don’t understand why? You own a WiiU and you have BOTH next-gen consoles on pre-order, so how are WiiU owners any different to any other console owner?

    #18 1 year ago
  19. polygem

    again. miiverse. totally new take on social online. you need the pad for it. couch coop: everyone having their own screen is a killer. pad. off tv play, let’s other family members use the tv while you are playing a wiiu game or surf the web, or draw something on the art academy sketch app, or post on miiverse or whatever…on the pad. the touchpad is used a lot.

    there’s nothing wrong with the hc gamers. i only have a problem with hc gamers wanting nintendo to become just like their psboxes and think that’s the only true way to go in this business.
    like you said, i have all the consoles. i know first hand that nintendos take feels very unique and different. i know for example that my girlfriend isn’t even slightly interested in the ps or xbox but loved coop mario galaxy, now rayman, even gets on my nerves with it because she wants to play more than me, plays animal crossing on several days a week while actually being a complete non gamer before for her whole life. her interest started when i bought a wii – late by the way – in 2011 (i’m such a ninty fanboy right ;) because i was one of those refusing to scratch the surface a little bit. well, i am very glad that i did.

    wiiu is different because it is much more accessible and it really is for all different kinds of gamers. that’s the main difference. you can see that diversity on miiverse too, very mixed crowd.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @Fihar and Viralshag
    Covered what i was going to say.

    I’m not sure why anyone thinks Nintendo not having third party support is a good thing, this whole being different doesn’t make sense.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. polygem

    sure it does. if the console market is shared by mainly 3 equally successful competitors it makes a lot of sense to follow a different strategy than the other 2. don’t know why you guys think that’s a problem. nintendo has been extremely successful with that approach.

    look, there are third party games on the wiiu but those are not the focus and they will never be. by design, by strategy…it is not the focus. simple as that.
    wiiu is aimed at gamers that want to play nintendo games, that want a unique control scheme, want to enjoy couch coop with the family and maybe play a mainstream fps game here or there.

    the competition has the focus exactly the other way around.

    …and that’s fine.

    for the so called hc gamer that probably wont be enough to be the stand alone only console to own, but then imo you cannot call yourself a hardcore games enthusiast and then only own one console anyway.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. viralshag

    I’m pretty sure there’s more than 4 million Nintendo fans out there so the question has to be asked, what are they waiting for?

    Amazing that we’re told if we want to support PG then we should “just buy a WiiU” to play two games when it seems Nintendo “fans” aren’t even buying the console, even though they’re the ones it’s supposedly aimed at…

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Fin

    Fuckin’ hell, it’s amazing Nintendo didn’t consult any third parties when developing Wii U.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    “look, there are third party games on the wiiu but those are not the focus and they will never be. by design, by strategy…it is not the focus. simple as that.”

    Compared to the competition it is lacking, more so in 2014.
    You don’t see a problem with that? You don’t see a problem with Nintendo not having third parties as a focus. like i said before it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t even make good business sense in fact how is having less games by them even remotely a good thing? In fact they should just ban third parties considering they are not the focus.

    “wiiu is aimed at gamers that want to play nintendo games, that want a unique control scheme, want to enjoy couch coop with the family and maybe play a mainstream fps game here or there.”

    Then what Iwata said here seems to be in vain:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-01-iwata-wii-u-3ds-will-cater-to-core-gamers-first-mass-market-second

    #24 1 year ago
  25. polygem

    look, i just found this article. it’s great. it actually nails it and says it better than i ever could.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/02/nintendo-vs-modernism

    #25 1 year ago
  26. viralshag

    I don’t even know why people try to bother discussing Nintendo on this site, it’s like talking to a brick wall.

    Who the fuck is even talking about their games? The whole discussion here has been about the console and third parties.

    Is it SO difficult to imagine a Nintendo console on par power wise that can play true next gen titles AND classic Nintendo titles?

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Joe Musashi

    @20 “…this whole being different doesn’t make sense.”

    In some cases, as the Wii showed, it can pay off very well. But being different for the sake of it is a short-sighted strategy.

    JM

    #27 1 year ago
  28. polygem

    well viral, i think i just discussed the topic here. what i write is my opinion, has nothing to do with me being a brickhead. i love the current nintendo systems and the next gen of sony’s and ms’s machines do not excite me yet. yes, that’s how it is…is that forbidden? somehow?
    it’s not that i do not have aything positive to say about non nintendo games, that’s just not how it is. if you’d follow my posts you should know that.
    i think my arguments made sense. you can disagree but i still don’t think i have been talking out of my ass here.i made my point clear and stand by it.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. polygem

    @viral:
    “Is it SO difficult to imagine a Nintendo console on par power wise that can play true next gen titles AND classic Nintendo titles?”

    polygem:
    “remember. if wiiu would have been a device specwise, like the one or ps4, it would have had no chance at all to ship with that unique gamepad as well for a competitive price.”

    different business strategy…

    #29 1 year ago
  30. viralshag

    @Poly, The launch price for the WiiU deluxe was $50 cheaper than the PS4 and that’s for a significantly less powerful machine.

    You’re telling me that they couldn’t up the specs, bundle a pro pad and made the main pad optional? Because personally that sounds a lot more tempting than what’s on offer.

    They were either knowingly trying to scam people or simply misjudged the market and competition completely. They may not be competing with Sony and MS in terms of games but they’re still going after the same wallets and space under the TV.

    You can talk about this “different business strategy” until the cows come home but the bottom line is IT IS NOT WORKING. Different does not always mean good. If it turns around it won’t be because of some grand plan, it will be because it’s cheap enough to be considered an impulse purchase for a bit of spare cash. That to me does not resonate “success”.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. polygem

    first of all 50 dollar are 50 dollar. second, an optional gamepad just wouldn’t be the same strategy.

    i also wouldn’t write the wiiu off just yet.
    games, pricedrop…it’s all coming now.

    IF in the long run, nintendo want to indeed focus on a hybrid console with their next gen, the wiiu will make all sorts of sense.
    it will pave the way for something like that.

    i’ve always thought of nintendo as a company that isn’t short sighted. they plan their business strategy pretty good.

    we’ll see how all this will turn out. imho the wiiu is a great experience. they must do a better job to spread that message, i agree…but i do not think third party should be a focus. it should have it’s share but nope, doesn’t need to be the focus.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. fihar

    @poly
    That IGN article has absolutely no relation to the point that I was trying to raise.
    I’m not talking about the relevance Nintendo has in the industry or whatever it is their vision going forward.
    I’m talking about the cold, hard, boring, tedious, cynical, facts.

    Market share.

    With they way things are right now, the Wii-U could never hope of gaining the same market share the PS4 and the X1 will eventually gain and no amount of quality first-party titles and exclusivity deals is going to change that.

    I appreciate what Nintendo is doing and it’s nice to have a company that could still create something that’s simply pure, unadulterated fun but thinking that these things alone is enough for them to beat the PS4/X1 in a straight fight is plain naive.
    At the very least, Nintendo could claim the moral victory.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. polygem

    like the article said…IF you think this is a race, sure, but you can, and should look at the bigger picture.

    i never said that i believe they’ll “beat” them. they don’t have to but they can still be successful.

    but again, we also don’t know the future. i wont count wiiu out just yet.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Joe Musashi

    What is this bigger picture of Nintendo’s then? What is their master plan? What subtle machinations have been at work since November 2012 that are to bear fruit in Nintendo’s, the Wii U and in gamer’s futures?

    The implicit suggestion is that criticsm of their current strategy must be borne of ignorance of this over-arching ‘bigger picture’.

    It would be nice if said supporters of this bigger picture would divulge its details so that those who clearly don’t know what Nintendo’s long-term plan is (such as myself) could be educated and get a glimpse of this bigger picture that only one or two gamers appear to know the specifics of.

    JM

    #34 1 year ago
  35. fihar

    @33
    “and should look at the bigger picture”
    That Nintendo is to the Video Games industry what Vinyls is to the music industry?
    A niche, yet admittedly superior, product that will only be enjoyed by either a select number of people who actually gives a damn and/or (mostly)snobs?

    I’m sorry, but that IGN article just smells of gaming snobs to me. Felt like the writer just decided to copy an entire Pitchfork article and replace the word “Radiohead” with “Nintendo”.

    By the way, you don’t need to be able to see into the future to know what the Wii-U’s fate will roughly be, just look at the N64 and the GameCube.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Dragon246

    @fihar, JM,
    +100
    Completely nails it.
    There is only one bigger picture, that is, more profit and revenue. Ninty is failing in both regards.
    And when that happens, well, just look at Nokia.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. polygem

    i never said you can’t criticize nintendo. i do that myself a lot. of course you can disagree with what i said. that’s the whole point of a discussion or not? isn’t that what we’re having here, joe? i thought so. i only posted my point of view. nothing else. my true feelings (picked that word just for joe) about this. you can disagree with my opinion as much as you want. no problem at all. of course you can.

    i already posted what i believe the bigger picture could be.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Joe Musashi

    I never claimed you said people couldn’t criticise Nintendo. You’ve pulled that out of thin air in order to dispute it.

    You implied that, in their criticism, others were not taking the ‘bigger picture’ into account. And that, if they did, then this broadened view would affect their perspective.

    In doing so you’ve implied that you happen to take this ‘bigger picture’ into account and so have a better viewpoint upon which to assess Nintendo’s present day strategies and direction.

    I made a very simple request: Please provide details on this ‘bigger picture’ that you are taking into account that others are not. I have not been able to fathom it out in your previous comments.

    It’s not a very difficult request. Leave the personal remarks out of it. Simply provide details on this ‘bigger picture’ that you recommended others consider in your comment #33. You will be helping other gamers better understand Nintendo’s position and strategies in doing so.

    JM

    EDIT: I also note that you’ve changed your objective reference in #33 (“the bigger picture”) to a subjective one in #37 (“what I believe the bigger picture to be”).

    #38 1 year ago
  39. polygem

    @38. all i have to say is up there in my previous posts. i think i made my point pretty clear already. again, i am not claiming to be correct about this. it’s just my point of view. you implied that i pretended to have some insider knowlege. i don’t.
    all i do is reflecting about gaming and posting my thoughts here.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. polygem

    @36

    “There is only one bigger picture, that is, more profit and revenue. Ninty is failing in both regards”

    read that article

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Joe Musashi

    So, after asking twice for information and clarity you refuse to provide it.

    And you implied authority when you dismissed another’s opinion of Nintendo’s strategy based on not seeing ‘the bigger picture’ with an objective reference rather than a subjective one.

    My request is very simple. All you’d need to do is copy and paste if the information is already posted. You’re willing to make multiple replies and even to copy and paste text from others (as in your comment above this one) but not copy some other text that would be both on-topic and broaden understanding? Why not? It comes across as very evasive.

    JM

    #41 1 year ago
  42. polygem

    are you joking? why shoud i copy and paste my own comments from the same thread? just read them where i posted them. what’s evasive about it? it’s just plain stupid to say that.
    i am not your little fifi, doing some tricks joe.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Joe Musashi

    OK. So you copy and paste text when it suits you to make comments at others (#40) but, when it could be used to illustrate your point, broaden understanding and stay entirely on topic you repeatedly refuse to do. Even though you make multiple replies to keep on refusing.

    Got it.

    You could even simply reference the post numbers that illustrate your point. Post #36 shows you’re happy to do this when it suits you. Would you kindly mention the post numbers that clarify your ‘bigger picture’ understanding of Nintendo’s strategy and direction? I’m really not asking for very much.

    JM

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Lengendaryboss

    Holy hell i don’t have popcorn is it worth the trip?

    #44 1 year ago
  45. polygem

    i a m n o t y o u r f i f i
    i wont jump when you say so. you know my point. i know that, you know that.
    play your little ego war ping pong games with yourself joe. this has nothing to do with the topic or with a discussion about games anymore.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Professor Zoom

    Nintendo isn’t the same company anymore, it’s better for them to just turn third party like Sega and Atari did, if they have such a hard time getting third party help or accepting that they have to compete with other companies, and don’t tell me their experience is different and that’s gonna make people select it in addition with a PS4 or XB1, because motion control and two-screens are already something that’s available on next gen and last gen consoles and Mario world, Windwaker and Donkey Country are all something that’s already available on other consoles and in much lower prices, so Nintendo really have to struggle this fall in order to sell consoles and the line up is much weaker than the Gamecube had and that was a very good console.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Joe Musashi

    I am asking you to clarify a point that is on topic, relevant to gaming and Nintendo focussed. If you did so then I (and perhaps others) would have a better understanding of Nintendo’s strategy and direction.

    My simple request really couldn’t be more about games and gaming discussion. It would be even more about games and gaming discussion if you cared to participate.

    JM

    #47 1 year ago
  48. polygem

    i have already clarified my point in my previous posts. i told you that already.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Joe Musashi

    Actually, you have repeatedly steadfastly refused to clarify anything.

    You could simply quote the comment numbers.

    But I think you’ve made it clear that you have no interest in clarifying these details on the ‘bigger picture’ or in engaging in discussion about games and Nintendo – despite your many replies in this comment-thread. :(

    JM

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    “Fifi”? Help me out there?

    #50 1 year ago
  51. polygem

    @50

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130323185761/disney/images/5/59/Fifi.jpg&imgrefurl=http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Fifi_the_Peke&usg=__sVZ45e6uRLlHk9ADcHHiDbAGxVg=&h=222&w=300&sz=54&hl=de&start=3&zoom=1&tbnid=TO-lQAEKrBRFsM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=116&ei=ilQmUpuRFYKPtAa2ioDAAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfifi%2Bdog%26hl%3Dde%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&sa=X&ved=0CDAQrQMwAg

    #51 1 year ago
  52. sebastien rivas

    Being a 1 man show with 1st party games, why not. It is a quintescence to being “unique”.

    However, a firm fist about how games should be, should look, and strongly dedicated to a niche of audiences and you shoot yourself in the foot so hard in terms of sells.

    Not only do you secclude yourself from gamers but also being around existing competitors whigh I could assume are more open minded developpers then you make yourself marginal. Seccluded, marginal, are not 2 words in the gamers’ dictionnary.

    Nintendo learnt it, I am sure are trying to find ways to salvage or better turn the tide.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. polygem

    i only made clear that i don’t want to play ego ping pong with you joe.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Joe Musashi

    Curious.

    Offering clarity (googling, providing links to off-site information) on non-gaming statements but refuses to clarify information about gaming that would take far less effort because it is, apparently, on the same page.

    Also, I’m pretty certain I ever called you ‘Fifi’. You appear to have labelled yourself. Obviously, if you’d care to point out/quote/reference the post where I did then that’d be useful.

    Or you could, perhaps, outline this Nintendo ‘bigger picture’ that others are unable to see. Yes?

    … i don’t want to play ego ping pong

    Nobody but you is bringing ego into this.

    I’ve repeatedly made the same simple, polite request and you’ve gone to considerable effort to tell me you won’t make the effort to clarify something gaming related that might offer me some insight.

    It would be far swifter and far less effort to simply mention the comment numbers that clarify this ‘bigger picture’ you refer to because I’ve been unable to see it. I’d like to see it. I’ve asked you to show it to me – as it appears to drive a lot of your views on Nintendo. But you refuse to be co-operative.

    Instead of ping-ponging many replies back and forth, you could simply help a fellow gamer understand what this ‘bigger picture’ is by providing some simple clarification. It’d be more on-topic than the last dozen or so comments too.

    JM

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    @51
    Okay dokey then.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. polygem

    “(…)that would take far less effort because it is, apparently, on the same page.”

    just like my previous posts…so hard to just read them at the place they have been originally posted? i don’t think so.
    like i said. i have nothing to add to them or to clarify any further. i did that already. if what i’ve said already isn’t enough for you i cannot help you. i have nothing more to say about this. that’s not evasive. i just can’t help you.

    but shit, i am playing ping pong.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Joe Musashi

    Lengendaryboss. You seem to have good eyes. Would you be willing to point out where this clarification of Nintendo’s ‘bigger picture’ is that Polygem insists is in this discussion but refuses to specify?

    Or, for that matter, anyone who can read this discussion. Could you point out where polygem’s Nintendo ‘bigger picture’ reference is clarified?

    JM

    #57 1 year ago
  58. polygem

    really that lazy?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Lengendaryboss

    @57
    I think he touched on it pre @21 but never referred to it as the bigger picture, he said the IGN article mentioned something about the bigger picture. But i’m not sure what it is haven’t looked at the link yet.

    So in general I don’t know what the bigger picture is.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Joe Musashi

    Thanks Lengendaryboss – that didn’t take you very long.

    I must say, I’m still not seeing how that ties into this so called ‘bigger picture’.

    That IGN article is an opinion piece written by a freelancer though. So, objectively, it’s not insight into Nintendo’s strategy – just a personal interpretation of events so far and speculation of what may lie ahead. It’s not something that could be considered authoritative. Opinion vs opinion can’t/shouldn’t be used to dismiss other’s views.

    I guess one person knows what they meant. But they won’t offer the clarification that’d help me (and, it seems, others) understand better.

    JM

    #60 1 year ago
  61. polygem

    now finally you could drop your line joe. congratulation.

    all this is opinion. thoughts. i said that. you just didn’t read it.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. pcbros

    I just have one question… do you really want THREE consoles with line-ups that are about 85% identical? I don’t. I have a hard enough time deciding between a PS or Xbox…

    I don’t mind more third-party support (the Wii U needs it), but these developers need to start creating exclusive games (not timed exclusives or content).

    If you own a $400 PS4 are you really going to pay $500 for a Xbox One just to play a few exclusive games (or vice versa)? Unless you got money to burn, I doubt it.

    I personally have no desire to see Nintendo enter the rat race Microsoft and Sony are in.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. polygem

    i think now’s the time to quote from the same thread.

    “#39polygem
    03/09/13, 10:00 pm
    @38. all i have to say is up there in my previous posts. i think i made my point pretty clear already. again, i am not claiming to be correct about this. it’s just my point of view. you implied that i pretended to have some insider knowlege. i don’t.
    all i do is reflecting about gaming and posting my thoughts here.”

    “#60Joe Musashi
    03/09/13, 10:54 pm
    Thanks Lengendaryboss – that didn’t take you very long.

    I must say, I’m still not seeing how that ties into this so called ‘bigger picture’.

    That IGN article is an opinion piece written by a freelancer though. So, objectively, it’s not insight into Nintendo’s strategy – just a personal interpretation of events so far and speculation of what may lie ahead. It’s not something that could be considered authoritative. Opinion vs opinion can’t/shouldn’t be used to dismiss other’s views.

    I guess one person knows what they meant. But they won’t offer the clarification that’d help me (and, it seems, others) understand better.

    JM”

    i think it’s clear. everything between #39 and #60 was only a ping pong game. joe started the match and fucked up at his last ball.

    i never dismissed other views. just shared opinions and i said that.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. polygem

    @62. i’m totally with you.

    i don’t want to keep discussing this though. it’s late.
    joe, i think you are a dick but no hate, this is just about games :)
    good night everyone.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Joe Musashi

    No. As I pointed out (perhaps you didn’t read it) your dismissal of another’s criticism of Nintendo was presented as an objective statement “The bigger picture”. Asserting there was something more heavyweight than opinion to your dismissal and therefore carried more weight than the mere opnion of the person critical of Nintendo that you were addressing.

    It is abundantly apparent that you were dressing up your opinion (of another’s opinion – the IGN freelancer) as a more authoritative ‘bigger picture’ – neatly suggesting a reference to Nintendo’s own strategies.

    You were content for this to be interprested this way and silence the view of another person’s take on Nintendo’s strategies. You only introduced “what I believe to be” – the subjective refernce – hours later when I asked you for clarification. Which you have spent a lot of time and effort twisting and turning and evading.

    Dismissing the views of another is not the same as addressing them with counterpoints. Dismissals, however you try to dress them up boil down to nothing more than “La la la I can’t hear you!”

    No matter whether you pretend your dismissal is based on something authoratative (as you were happy to assert implicitly) or whether you later admit it was just your opinion.

    I wanted to understand this ‘bigger picture’. But it appears there is no information on the ‘bigger picture’ to be had. Nothing that has a shred of meaning or weight anyway.

    Dismissing the views of others (which I note happens frequently when such views are ones that are critical of Nintendo) actively stifles discussion and shows an intolerance to alternative views.

    You’re welcome to spin your behaviour in whatever manner you think disproves any of the above. But it is all in black and white on the pages above.

    I will be happy to provide post numbers and clarification if you have trouble understanding. It’s the least I can do.

    JM

    PS: It would be ever so nice if, before executing any snarky, personal replies, you afford me the same allowances and freedom of expression that you have expected others to afford you. And, perhaps you could extend that courtesy to all other members of the community. Even those whose opinions differ from your own.

    PPS: @63 No ping pong. I asked you a very simple question. You immediately responded with personal remarks and a refusal to co-operate. If you would have been decent enough to answer a simple question rather than volley refusals and excuses over and over then this would have been cleared up very quickly. Your refusal to be co-operative is what has driven this. Look how quickly you can co-operate with others – such as Lengendary Boss. Or how quickly he can co-operate with me. The only one being unco-operative has been you. If you would like me to point out every instance of you being un-cooperative I will be happy to. Just ask! (it’s better to ask than to make lots of accusations based on bias and assumption).

    @64 An insult and a bit more spin! How noble of you. If it was about games as you claim then you would be happy to talk on that topic instead of making so many posts avoiding gaming discussion.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. pcbros

    @64 – Peace out homie!

    #66 1 year ago
  67. darthroseman

    You would think, with Bethesda getting to work with these systems early and all, their games wouldn’t all be so cripplingly and laughably broken at launch.

    And I agree with the dude who said why would you buy two systems with 85% the same games? If you have an XB1 or a PS4, if you are going to get a second system, wouldn’t it likely be the Wii U, for something different than $400-500 for more of the same? Makes sense to me.

    Also, you guys are on here WAAAAAY too much.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. pcbros

    @67 – Nintendo just has to manage their niche market. That means bringing their AAA games and getting quality titles like The Wonderful 101.

    By the way, X (I’m assuming the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles) is looking great and will surely move a lot of gamers to buy a Wii U.

    The nice thing about Nintendo games is that you never hear people complaining… “Mario isn’t running full 1080p at 60fps!”. Nintendo gamers play games because they are fun, not for their graphical accomplishments. It’s refreshing :)

    #68 1 year ago
  69. polygem

    good morning. look joe before you came here trying to play ping pong.

    “#33polygem
    03/09/13, 7:10 pm
    like the article said…IF you think this is a race, sure, but you can, and should look at the bigger picture.

    i never said that i believe they’ll “beat” them. they don’t have to but they can still be successful.

    but again, we also don’t know the future. i wont count wiiu out just yet.”

    ….”like the article said”

    then you came in wanting me to prove and clarify and i instantly responded:

    “#39polygem
    03/09/13, 10:00 pm
    @38. all i have to say is up there in my previous posts. i think i made my point pretty clear already. again, i am not claiming to be correct about this. it’s just my point of view. you implied that i pretended to have some insider knowlege. i don’t.
    all i do is reflecting about gaming and posting my thoughts here.”

    then in # 60, your grand conclusion is that you cannot take my posts seriously, that i am wrong, because it’s only an opinion….
    you said ” So, objectively, it’s not insight into Nintendo’s strategy – just a personal interpretation of events so far and speculation of what may lie ahead. It’s not something that could be considered authoritative.”

    yep joe, that’s what i said it is myself 21 posts earlier.

    and that’s exactly why discussing with you just makes no sense so often.

    it would be great if you would be brave enough and start to analyze your own posting behaviour just a little bit more (would be enough if you’d look at them with the same passion you look at other peopels posts) before you try to teach and educate others. all. the. time.

    in this case it’s pretty obvious joe. no matter how you twist this again. you unmasked yourself and revealed your true intention. all you wanted to do is play ego ping pong.
    like 80% of your posting time.

    that’s not even a problem. it can be fun, but please just don’t deny it. ask for it instead, maybe some people actually want to play with you…but you shouldn’t get mad at everybody who doesn’t. i played the game with you so often, it gets boring and repetitive. look for another partner for a while will ya? maybe later we can play a match or two again. i would recommend having a break to you though or at least a change in strategy.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. Joe Musashi

    Amazing isn’t it?

    Spends over an hour and multiple posts as to why he won’t clarify something about gaming that he said.

    Yet will happily and exhaustively quote, reference and clarify (well, spin – but to some that’s the same thing) when it suits.

    Quite the contradiction on display.

    I asked you a simple question. Your immediate and utter refusal to co-operate is what has driven this performance.

    Your actions totally betray your words. Even the ones that aren’t fabricating events or twisting details to paint yourself as some innocent victim.

    Bashing someone around the head whilst stating “I’m a pacifist” isn’t very convincing. Saying you’re ‘just here to talk about games’ whilst stifling gaming conversation and refusing to talk about games is equally unconvincing. Actions speak louder than words.

    I keep trying to give you the benefit of the doubt and you keep making me wish I hadn’t.

    Now, are you prepared to talk about games or are you going to carry on your usual methods of twisting, fabricating and dismissing the views of others with childish attempts at wordplay?

    JM

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Consolegamer

    Bethesda should learn to make games without bugs

    #71 1 year ago
  72. fihar

    Well this escalated quickly, and unnecessarily I might add.

    @67
    That right there is Nintendo’s achilles heel.
    Wii-U just doesn’t have enough momentum to satisfy a gamer’s thirst throughout the year, therefore it’s more likely that anyone who own a Wii-U to purchase another console as well but not the other way around.

    Even you subconsciously admitted that the Wii-U is only good for a 2nd console but not everybody cared enough about video game to get a 2nd console. A handheld companion perhaps, but not another box.

    And poly, just ignore Joe. It’s obvious he’s only trying to undermine your thoughts instead of actually contributing his own thoughts into the matter.

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Joe Musashi

    I’m undermining the efforts of those that seek to undermine and dismiss the opinions of others simply because they don’t agree with them. And underminer crying about being undermined by another really should consider the irony of their complaint.

    Using your freedom of speech to try and remove freedom of speech from another is a poisonous approach to conversation.

    Stifling gaming discussion and attempting to nullify valid points with nebulous dismissals, followed by evasion, twisting and personal remarks, only benefits the one or two individuals who are unable to tolerate views outside of their own.

    There’s a significant difference between dismissing and discussing. Doing the former and passing it off as the latter doesn’t make it so.

    JM

    #73 1 year ago
  74. fihar

    @73
    But surely there’s a better way to do that than whatever it is you’re doing right now?

    Making valid arguments about the original issue for one instead of making personal attacks against said offenders could go a long way to establish your credibility rather than making you look like another crazed dude on a witch hunt.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Joe Musashi

    I asked for information in order to better understand what had been said. It’s very easy to launch counterpoints on something that’s either assumed or ambiguous. So before I could make my counterpoint I sought clarification.

    Instead of getting a simple answer to a simple question I got.. ..well, you can see what I got.

    JM

    #75 1 year ago
  76. polygem

    The match is over joe

    #76 1 year ago
  77. monkeygourmet

    @75

    This style of posting never worked out for you before though, did it?

    Pat got sick to death of it before (as did everyone else you hounded).

    Im glad you used the time you were banned wisely, making the masterful decision to turn your attention purely to a select few rather than the staff members of this site.

    inb4 ‘tag team’

    #77 1 year ago
  78. super3001

    never reply to mushashi. never.

    he no interest in gaming he just want pedant argument

    worse than platform troll lol

    #78 1 year ago
  79. trtrtr

    Nintendo has “to do what Sony does”

    Sony always set example

    sony is best

    kidtendo and MS just copies sony

    #79 1 year ago
  80. monkeygourmet

    @79

    Read @1

    #80 1 year ago
  81. deas

    @80
    read@79

    #81 1 year ago
  82. Lengendaryboss

    Well this escalated quickly after a few hours, nothing to add.

    #82 1 year ago

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    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    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 […]