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Nintendo eShop now has a dedicated indie games hub

Tuesday, 11th March 2014 13:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo eShop now hosts a dedicated indie games hub featuring various indie titles available for Nintendo systems. Games listed on the hub are: Attack of the Friday Monsters, Cave Story, GunMan Clive, Moon Chronicles, Siesta Fiesta, SteamWorld Dig, and UnEpic. The Nintendo eShop contains over 1,000 new, classic, and indie titles in its library. Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. TheWulf

    Doesn’t matter really if they don’t promote. It’s been middling on the 3DS from what I’ve seen — by which I mean that sometimes the promotion of indie games can be okay, but at others they’re quickly brushed aside in favour of big name titles.

    Nintendo certainly isn’t steam …yet.

    Who knows whether their future support of indie titles will improve, though? But as it stands, this isn’t that different than XBLIG, and we all know how that worked out, it turned into a ghetto of bad games, with most games still trying to get on Live instead rather than being dumped into the ghetto.

    So we’ll see, I guess!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    I’m not being nasty to Nintendo though because of all the console builders, it’s them I’d trust the most to actually not dick people over. I lost that faith in Sony thanks to the Linux brouhaha, and I never had it in Microsoft to begin with. Furthermore, it helps that Nintendo has gone through some of the same hardships SEGA has.

    I’d prefer to see them become a software producer, one day, like SEGA. So that everyone can enjoy their titles without software exclusivity. And, to be frank, whilst Nintendo is good at handheld devices, they’re awful at every other kind of hardware.

    And again, I’m not being mean because I like Nintendo, but I don’t think lying about the current state of affairs is going to do them any favours. Yeah, I bought a 3DS because I like the device, I’ve liked every Nintendo handheld, going back to the Gameboy. But I won’t touch the WiiU because I believe, like the Wii, the hardware is awful. And why would I want something that’s sub par compared against my PC? That would be silly.

    If I buy hardware, it has to offer me something that my current hardware can’t do, beyond platform exclusives. I like the dual screens and touchscreen of Nintendo handhelds, they were doing that before mobiles came along — and they still understand how to combine physical controls with touchscreen controls better than any mobile hardware provider. (I mean, have you tried iPhone/Android pads? They’re just awful.)

    So the 3DS gives me that. The Wii U gives me nothing. I have no reason to buy a Wii U, and it seems like a lot of people feel the same way. I say this as an ardent Nintendo fan. Unless we’re delusional, I think these are the closing decades for Nintendo home consoles, and Nintendo will be all the better for it.

    So, ultimately, I don’t think an XBLIG clone is going to save you, Nintendo. Sorry.

    #2 10 months ago

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