Tag Archives: WTF
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 | 05:31 GMT
Today’s episode of VG247 is brought to you by the letters “W,” “T,” and “F.”
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 | 18:45 GMT
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 12:37 GMT
EA Sports president Peter Moore’s Christmas could’ve been better. After tearing through five days’ worth of wrapping paper, the one gift he most desired failed to materialize. And sadly, no amount of Hallmark-disguised holiday cash will ever net FIFA 09 a spot on Eurogamer’s prestigious Top 50.
“Huh? WTF?? As in WHERE THE HELL IS FIFA 09???” Moore blogged after his breadwinner failed to nab even a participation ribbon.
“Now I get that the sports genre is the Rodney Dangerfield of games when the awards are handed out. But c’mon, one of the best sports games of recent times not even in the Top 50? This title will sell in excess of 10 million units when all is done and dusted, but doesn’t even rank a mention?”
In response, Eurogamer reiterated its award policy, giving a disappointed shake of the head to readers world over.
“Most damaging of all though, people still believe we are presenting these as the definitive games of the year when, as the above illustrates, we are not,” Eurogamer editor Tom Bramwell emphasized. “The Readers’ Top 50, to which over a thousand people contributed, reflects much broader tastes.”
“The formula is designed to highlight games that our staff and core contributors have played – whether through choice or obligation – and then enjoyed over the year. We take top ten lists from our core staff and contributors, and combine them to produce the list of 50 games, which we then comment on as a group. Unfortunately for Peter, we sports fans form a minority of Eurogamer’s editorial staff.”
So there you go. No Electoral College here, folks. Just awful, awful bias.
Sun, Sep 21, 2008 | 09:57 BST
Don’t arch your eyebrows skeptically at us; we’re only the messenger. Do, however, allow your piercing gaze to land on Square Enix, who may have a Wii port of a cell phone game waiting in the wings.
The rumor stems from a comment made by Square Enix’s master of all things FFIV, Takashi Tokita. In response to an over-eager fan’s query about yet another possible FFIV remake, he replied:
“We just remade it, so it’s a bit of a stretch… [Laughs] Currently the sequel, FINAL FANTASY IV the After: Tsuki no Kikan is available for mobile phones in Japan. We’ll do our best to make this game available for our overseas audiences as well!”
As a result, RPGSite decided to dig deeper. According to the RPG-centric website’s Square Enix “sources,” apparently FFIV: The After, a game that lists the GBA as one of its greatest inspirations, will be forgoing a logical appearance on the Nintendo DS in favor of some kind of release on the Wii. Why, we can’t even begin to fathom.
If this actually happens, we’ll eat an entire hat factory.