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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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    Prey 2

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @2

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

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Animeboy413

    Credit to Lengendaryboss 0_o

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Animeboy413

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

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @6

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

    #7 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  23. Fin

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

    #23 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  44. Lengendaryboss

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

    #44 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  48. polygem

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

    #48 2 years 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 2 years ago
  50. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    “Fifi”? Help me out there?

    #50 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  53. polygem

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

    #53 2 years 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 2 years ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    @51
    Okay dokey then.

    #55 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  58. polygem

    really that lazy?

    #58 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  66. pcbros

    @64 – Peace out homie!

    #66 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  71. Consolegamer

    Bethesda should learn to make games without bugs

    #71 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  76. polygem

    The match is over joe

    #76 2 years 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 2 years ago
  78. super3001

    never reply to mushashi. never.

    he no interest in gaming he just want pedant argument

    worse than platform troll lol

    #78 2 years ago
  79. trtrtr

    Nintendo has “to do what Sony does”

    Sony always set example

    sony is best

    kidtendo and MS just copies sony

    #79 2 years ago
  80. monkeygourmet

    @79

    Read @1

    #80 2 years ago
  81. deas

    @80
    read@79

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Lengendaryboss

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

    #82 2 years ago

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  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]