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[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft DRM was "attacked" at weekend "95 per cent of players were not affected."   eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
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[eurogamer.net] Steam for Mac announced, detailed Launching in April with all Valve's games. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
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[eurogamer.net] Aliens vs. Predator DLC next week Special Edition MP maps for all. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
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[eurogamer.net] THQ E-Shop opens in Europe Buy Metro 2033, get RF: Guerrilla free. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
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[youtube.com] SMG Vs. NSMB. Wii - review youtube.com impressions media Iga_Bobovic
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[eurogamer.net] SWTOR is EA's "largest ever" project Reckons WOW cost $100m to make. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
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[gamespot.com] FFXIII ships 5 million copies worldwide Well they made their money already. gamespot.com news Dvader
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[gonintendo.com] Sin and Punishment US boxart Wow gonintendo.com media gamingeek
[shacknews.com] Street Fighter 4 is on Iphone right now. It's $10. shacknews.com news Dvader
[gamespot.com] GDC: Mafia 2 hands on preview GS has exclusive impressions gamespot.com impressions Dvader
[ign.com] SFIV: Hakan Revealed! Weirdest SF character ever? ign.com news ASK_Story
[ign.com] Yakuza Review -- 8.5 "Great!" ...even though it's subtitled! ign.com impressions news phantom_leo
[neogaf.com] NPD February Results Wii fails, end of Nintendo era, OMG hide! :P neogaf.com news Dvader
[youtube.com] MGS: Peace Walker gameplay footage. I hate PSP, I hate that this is on PSP, I dont want it... damn it looks good... I want a PSP. youtube.com media Dvader
Cyrsis 2 PC and Console CryEngine trailer. So pretty. 1up.com media Dvader
[ign.com] Sakamoto wanted Metroid Other M to be 2.5D Blame Kotaku for the misunderstanding ign.com news ASK_Story
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Nintendo Details Last Story Official blog up. andriasang.com news aspro
Kojima Interview (Via Twitter) Talks Peacewalker andriasang.com news aspro
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[computerandvideogames.com] Perfect Dark CVG XBLA review computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
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[eurogamer.net] Aragorns Quest PS3 developed by TT Fusion Wii version made by Headstrong games eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] New Fable III screenshots eurogamer.net media gamingeek
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[gamefront.de] 20 pics of Playstation Move Did they get the Wii photographer or something? gamefront.de media gamingeek
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[cubed3.com] Metroid Other M preview cubed3.com impressions gamingeek
[vooks.net] Red Steel 2 Vooks impressions vooks.net impressions news gamingeek
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Media Create Figures Updated Japanese Sales Numbers andriasang.com news aspro
[engadget.com] GDC: Engadget hands on with Move With video engadget.com impressions media Dvader
[gamespot.com] GDC: EyePet hands-on "Squee!" says Steel. gamespot.com impressions Dvader
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[gamespot.com] GDC: GS TV Superstars hands on Another Wii HD mini game collection gamespot.com news Dvader
[gamespot.com] GDC: GS Sports Champions hands on Wii Sports HD gamespot.com impressions Dvader
LOTR Aragorn's Quest coming to PS3 Move. Wii HD ports have begun! e-mpire.com news Dvader
[gamespot.com] GDC: GS Move Party preview Why read this. gamespot.com impressions Dvader
[playstation.com] GDC: Introducing PS Move Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii playstation.com news Dvader
[gamespot.com] EA COO Interview. Shiny Discs Here To Stay Also weighs in on Infinity Ward gamespot.com news aspro
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Y's Vs Legend of Heroes Date Set RPG titans join forces. Should be amazing. andriasang.com news aspro
Square Enix Working on New Engine Advertising for jobs. andriasang.com news aspro
[ign.com] Deus Ex 3 trailer Awesome sunglasses ign.com media Dvader
[thesun.co.uk] Nintendo signs deal to develop "Dr. Who" games. Source is a crappy newspaper thesun.co.uk news Dvader
[gamespot.com] Sid Meier's GDC Keynote Interesting stuff about protecting the player from himself and great AI is not a good thing. gamespot.com news Dvader
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Kojima on Future of MGS Tweets replace tea leaves. games.on.net news aspro
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Will Wright Spouts Off at SXSW Horse training games are big in Germany. vgchartz.com news aspro
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EA Takes In-Game Advertising In-House mediaweek.com news aspro
[arstechnica.com] Ars Technica Doesn't Like Strippers NSFW Editorial about seedy marketing of games. arstechnica.com editorial aspro
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yay! New podcast! Nice intro this week.
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IGN: I just heard from a development source who said they talked to Nintendo and Nintendo told them it would be ready to roll out the successor to Wii in 2012. Is that true?

Reggie Fils-Aime: [Laughs] You know, how do I comment to that speculation?

IGN: Just say yes.
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No Endless Ocean as predicted.
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Wow, MAG actually charted, no, scratch that, WTF is NBA 2K10 doing there?
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No Endless Ocean as predicted.

Aw man! No Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing? Sad


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No Endless Ocean as predicted.

Aw man! No Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing? Sad


 Or No More Heroes. Sad

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 04:45:00

1up review.  Now, besides the fact that the reviewer is talking to Dvader, who said he will skip 3 because it is missing out some content -- and that is okay -- HOW THE HELL DOES THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH MAKE ITS WAY INTO A PROFESSIONAL REVIEW?

"All right, let's get this over with: yes, Yakuza 3 is missing some elements that its Japanese version has; removals that range from understandable (the shogi mini-game), to not-so-understandable (mahjong), to out-and-out tragic (a Princess Maker-esque sub-game in which you manage Hostess Club girls). And yes, the game is indubitably the lesser for their omission. But so what? Unless you speak Japanese, the other version might as well not exist for you. And if you're all butt-hurt about not having the same stuff as the kids across the Pacific, I hear you, but please believe me when I say that if you allow that butt-hurtedness to prevent you from buying and playing this game, you fail at life and will never have sex. Yeah, I said it. Because it's true. Don't say I didn't warn you."

EDIT: I just read the comments below on the review, seems like I'm not alone.  My problem with it by the way is that these kind of statements are for forums, not reviews, particularly from someone who is being paid.

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yay! New podcast! Nice intro this week.
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Reggie Fils-Aime: [Laughs] You know, how do I comment to that speculation?

IGN: Just say yes.

Why would IGN want him to say yes?

That would cofnirm it's not happening.

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 06:25:25

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Who is giving you a minus 1. LOL

The GC was not on par, right, it missed out on some games mainly cause it was clearly 3rd place in the US and the demographics of Nintendo consoles always came into play. Still the vast majority of 3rd party games came onto the GC.

Look at the recent releases: Bioshock 2, Bayonetta, Darksiders, FFXIII, Battlefield 2, Aliens vs Predator, Dante's  Inferno just to name a few of the third party games to hit. All of them on PS3/360 not one on Wii. If the Wii were on par with the PS3/360 do you honestly believe that not one of those games would also be out on the Wii. They would be, Battlefield 2 would be on the Wii, GG would have his awesome FPSs that the Wii is missing.

So you are claiming that because of what happened 4 years ago, the thought that the Wii would fail and all that is still the reason the Wii is not getting third party support now. What happened then happened then and your explanation makes sense, what is happening now is different. Most companies still don't bother to make major third party games, they don't want to put their best teams at work on a Wii game cause there is more money to be had on the HD systems and that system allows them to make the games they want.  I don't think anything would ever change cause of the hardware limitation of the Wii. I think that even if all the 3rd party devs knew exactly where the Wii would be today back in 06, that they still would be focusing on the HD systems, there would probably be better support but the Wii would not be getting the major releases.

The second those specs were revealed it was obvious this was going to happen. Nintendo created a split, there are the HD consoles and there is us, you need to choose one. You can do really watered down ports that would require to create an engine from scratch and many modications for it to work on the Wii but who wants to do that. And as you stated most people don't want lesser ports. So the major companies give Wii their scraps, their B-teams, here is some cheap hardware, make a cheap game. All the shovelware is the third parties fault. There is a giant market to be had and people will buy good games. But do you believe that if Square put all their resources into FFXIII on the Wii that it would sell as much as FFXIII on 360/PS3,  I don't think so.  A series that is known for being cutting edge, it wouldn't work. So Square gives Wii Crystal Bearers, a lackluster effort. It's a combination of the main teams making their games for the HD consoles and the publishers putting out the worst possible effort on the Wii that has created this. But all that would be different if the Wii was on the level as the other two. FFXIII would simply be in development for all three consoles, it would have been easy to pull off, it would have happened.

Have you noticed that nearly all the best Wii third party games are odd strange titles, lots of them puzzle games and stuff. The companies that say, hey lets make a unique game centered totally on the wiimote is usually the one that makes a noticable title. The company that says lets just try to make lesser version of what the HD consoles have usually turn out poor. The Wii is different so I want different games from the Wii, I don't want ports, I believe CoD is a waste of time but it's CoD so it sells well so that made sense. I want new original games that don't suck, sadly with developers all putting their best teams on big HD games the Wii rarely gets the awesome original game.

There is lots of blame to go around as to why the quality of the third party games on Wii is not so good. I believe that is a different argument than why isn't the Wii getting the major franchises, the major FPSs, the major third party release. That is a simple obvious answer, cause it's not on the level as PS3/360. Obviously to be at that level changes the price of the system, probably changes the userbase completely, it alters all of history. But hey you would be playing Battlefield 2 with a wiimote (its EA they port EVERYTHING). Argue all you want that the Wii wouldn't get those third party games, it might miss out on few, maybe really violent ones, but not many. One other aspect you are missing is that most game companies want to work with the best tech, want to be cutting edge, want to make the best game possible. It's not all about the money.

No, I'm not claiming it's only because of what happened 4 years ago, maybe you should read the whole post.

Again, changing the Wii's specs could have affected the Wii's success so you can't claim it would have guaranteed 3rd party support if it was more powerful. The GC tried that, and it didn't work, the Wii's success wouldn't be guaranteed had it gone after the same market. We also have evidence that at least some games can be ported with minimal effort and can result in sales that more than justify the cost and yet they still aren't. Your speculation still cannot justify (without fanboyism) why exactly COD4 wasn't originally on Wii despite the sales of the previous games, which as explained were on par or better than the PS3's and not a "sad fraction" as you falsely stated. That fraction only came after killing their chances by skipping 4, and back then the likes of you were claiming it couldn't be ported, which was easily shot down with Treyarch's sloppy understaffed efforts.

And yes, I've noticed what the Wii's quality 3rd party titles are, I don't see what that has to do with anything. It only means they haven't tried to make any serious effort in other genres (hell, that's been our topic of discussion, lol, I don't see why you bring it up as something new), even though Nintendo and some other exceptions prove other types of games can be succesful as well. There are also whole genres completely ignored, not just because HD systems do them, as nobody does them at all. Where are the great 3D platformers that would get those who enjoyed Mario Galaxy to play them? There was De Blob, which was succesful, then nothing, not even a sequel in sight until recently, which might be too late. But that's another topic.

The "simple obvious answer" you keep going back to is merely far fetched speculating that the Wii would have been just as succesful had it been more powerful. You simply can't know that, it's not a fact no matter how many times you repeat it and ignore evidence to the contrary. You aren't convincing anyone acting like that.

The Wii isn't getting FFXIII but it's getting DQX. That is the approach developers should take. A different game, with its lower dev costs, on Wii, a different game on PS360. CAPCOM did it with Monster Hunter Tri for Wii, and Lost Planet 2 on PS360. They couldn't even afford another game of such high production values (among the many they already have, I don't imply they only do one at a time, obviously) hence the move from PS3 to Wii for the former. Ubi's doing similar by providing two new PoP games, one for PS360, one for Wii, which isn't a port. So, yes, there is a way for Wii to get the big franchises, even those that can't be ported (which are fewer than those who can be). Hell, some realised that early on but instead of making a decent effort they wanted to fool the audience (RE: DSC comes to mind, what exactly stopped CAPCOM from making quality follow ups to RE4 - not 5, which they recently said may be possible to port actually - and helping that market grow instead of do rail shooters that perform worse with every iteration? was it the dev costs being higher than a port? bs, as higher as they may have been, sales coupled with nurturing and growing a potential userbase they currently don't profit from would more than make up for it - plenty HD games sell less than optimally but still keep being made, a Wii game wouldn't cost nearly as much - and yet EA made DS: E instead of a proper game). The reason it's not getting games is, my previous comment which didn't only talk about 4 years ago. Some change, but too little too late in the generation. Their loss.

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1up review.  Now, besides the fact that the reviewer is talking to Dvader, who said he will skip 3 because it is missing out some content -- and that is okay -- HOW THE HELL DOES THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH MAKE ITS WAY INTO A PROFESSIONAL REVIEW?

"All right, let's get this over with: yes, Yakuza 3 is missing some elements that its Japanese version has; removals that range from understandable (the shogi mini-game), to not-so-understandable (mahjong), to out-and-out tragic (a Princess Maker-esque sub-game in which you manage Hostess Club girls). And yes, the game is indubitably the lesser for their omission. But so what? Unless you speak Japanese, the other version might as well not exist for you. And if you're all butt-hurt about not having the same stuff as the kids across the Pacific, I hear you, but please believe me when I say that if you allow that butt-hurtedness to prevent you from buying and playing this game, you fail at life and will never have sex. Yeah, I said it. Because it's true. Don't say I didn't warn you."

EDIT: I just read the comments below on the review, seems like I'm not alone.  My problem with it by the way is that these kind of statements are for forums, not reviews, particularly from someone who is being paid.

 that is dispeakable

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^Mind you I agree with the sentiments (that is the missing content is not a big deal), but the way in which it is expressed is outrageous.

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^Mind you I agree with the sentiments (that is the missing content is not a big deal), but the way in which it is expressed is outrageous.

i know buddy, i'm exactly the same.  most people wouldn't even know those things were missing if such a big deal wasn't made of the whole thing 

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 06:48:49

Dvader said:

Iga_Bobovic said:

Dvader said:
The Wii is different so I want different games from the Wii,  

So you buy Darkside Chronicles instead of LKS?

Hey Vader, you want better 3rd party Wii games? How about buying some good games?! Endless Ocean 2, LKS or perhaps Silent Hill: Shattered Memories?!

Action speak louder than words, and your buying habits put you in the "mainstream whore" category.

Well I never said those games would be better than the major third party stuff, they are not. I will get those games when I have disposable income or I will rent them. As for DSC, yeah thats on my RE obsession, we all have our own.  I don't want just good games, I want EXCELLENT games (in genres I like). So that is why I buy Mario Galaxy, Metroid and Nintendo stuff.



 How would you know? did you play those games?

Here's one for you.

LKS >> FFXIII & CoD

Oh I love how you keep changing the argument. First you say I want different games on the Wii then suddenly you want games in genres you like (so not so different games) that are excellent. You are not making any sense. 

Oh and not everyone has an obsession. You have enough to make up for the rest of us (Sonic, RE, FF and Zelda)

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 11:38:26

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ASK_Story said:

Dvader said:
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No Endless Ocean as predicted.

Aw man! No Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing? Sad


Or No More Heroes. Sad

Hey, at least Just Dance, Mario & Sonic, and Wii Fit are in there. Just as good as No More Heroes.

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Yay! I finally haz Final Fantasy XIII. Grinning

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YAY! Now don't be a hater like vader!

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:19:45
I LOVE days like today!

I got up at 5:30AM and the day is all mine!

Yeah, it's absolutely horrible outside, rainy and gray...

...BUT I just put on my hoodie and stroll down the empty streets of NYC that are all my OWN!

No crowds of people about. I can stop in a Dunkin' Donuts and get a large coffee. Can stop by a Deli and grab a breakfast platter. I can chat with the store owners in my neighborhood, walk around as long as the weather allows. I have my anonymity and can just r-e-l-a-x!

When I make my way home I can leisurely drink my coffee, curled up in a big, soft comforter and play FFXIII to my heart's content.

*sigh!*

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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 15:13:10
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Were these already posted? Edge scores from GAF:

 EDGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

angrymonkey said:
Hey GG, how much credibility does the Sun have if they're talking about a nintendo dr who game?  I would have assumed crappy shovelware if anyone else was doing it but also has nintendo ever done a licensed property. Would be suprised if that is accurate.

And fps is fine on the wii - it just doesn't have all the bells and whistles like some hardcore want. The controls work great and lag is pretty rare.

 The Sun is a trashy tabloid, I would guess Nintendo would never, ever develop a Dr Who game. They might publish a game developed by a small UK dev studio based on the series though. They did do Nintendo presents Style Boutique on DS for instance. 


Ravenprose said:

 WTF is this? Surely an XBLA title right. 

Dvader said:
Wow so Grinder went to being a third party game for the Wii that was trying to bring the online shooter experience of a L4D to the console, one of the few third party games that was trying, to being a top down twin stick shooter XBLA game. LOL

But it looks awesome and I rather play this.

 Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I punish you by forcing Conduit through your letterbox. 

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I had a weird ass dream where I saved GG from a mob of angry neogaf members because GG posted a stupid incorrect topic on there. The topic wasn't even on video games, it was about the Miami Dolphins. It played out like a zombie movie, GG was locked in a room and the mob was trying to break down the door. Once I saved GG I tried to get him on the podcast. WTF.

 That signifies true friendship Happy

Now please stand between Steel and me and hold your palm up to his face. 

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You're merely presenting speculation as fact, while ignoring reality as it was with the GC which showed comparable power doesn't ensure third party support.

 But this time Wii is far more successful than the GC, so it would get more support. But then Wii wouldn't have been successful at a higher spec and higher price. So we are caught in a trap.

*admiralackbar.gif* 

Agnates said:

 I merely try to show you let your system preference blind you in certain ways while ignoring evidence that show things could have gone differently and more favorably to third parties had they approached certain things better, despite the Wii's lesser specifications. They wouldn't have to trade their current sources of income for another, they could have added another on top of them, but their actions shaped the market the way it is now. The Wii as a platform is now unfriendly to them because they made it so even though early on they had a chance to do good on it.

 I agree with this, but less of the blind talk and system preference stuff. Sad

I've known Vader for years now and he doesn't think like this at all. Not to sound like an appeaser, but I agree with all you guys mostly. Vader is right in saying the Wii would get more support if it was more powerful. Publishers do what's easiest. So you did see cube versions of many multiplatform games, like Spinter Cell and Burnout and Beyond Good and evil, Soul Calibur 2 etc.

Well, at least until it was abandoned in its later years. 

It was easier back then for a publisher to do the same game for different platforms. That's what they are still doing now, instead encompassing PC as they can't seem to be bothered to do Wii versions  - well Ubisoft seems to be getting into the groove with Avatar, Prince of Persia and Ghost Recon Future Soldier. 

But yeah what you said up top^ I couldn't agree with more. Its almost too late now, they screwed themselves, didn't build a market, let the shovelware makers take over and now no one can be bothered. Nintendo games have a wide open goal because they still make the AAA games that gamers want to play. Oh and they still actually use the principle of marketing. 

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phantom_leo said:

Dvader said:
LOL I have motives now.

I am stating the damn truth. If Nintendo made a console that was more in line with 360/PS3 they would have all the same third party games they do. Please try and argue that one. The problem is they probably wouldn't be as successful, so in the end they did what was right for them.

I always KNEW you had "MOTIVES" you duplicitous bastard!

HOW COULD YOU!

AH-HA ! ! !

EVIDENCE ! ! !

BASTARD ! ! !

 LOL 


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Dvader said:
I had a weird ass dream where I saved GG from a mob of angry neogaf members because GG posted a stupid incorrect topic on there. The topic wasn't even on video games, it was about the Miami Dolphins. It played out like a zombie movie, GG was locked in a room and the mob was trying to break down the door. Once I saved GG I tried to get him on the podcast. WTF.

and on whatever you and Agnates are tlking about (I lost the track a long time ago) Third party publishes are not lazy.  They want to make money, and the bigger they are the more they want to make money.  The don't publish on the Wii because they don't make money from it.

Simple and to the point.

To add to that, they do make money from the Wii, with Just Dance. Nyaa

 Only its wrong.

Firstly each year when a publishers income reports come in, they usually show, like THQ and Ubisoft and Activision, make most of their money from Nintendo systems. And that's with casual shit too. And then they've said that they use these profits to fund their HD efforts.  

Secondly, publishers want to make money yeah. But they want to make it in the easiest possible way. That is why you see them trying to whore out a franchise or game on every platform they can. But its not easy to do that with Wii, so its passed over. 

aspro said:

gamingeek said:

aspro said:
Try playing Animal Crossing.

I can make you sleep.

Permanently.

You do.  I just read your posts.

 If I make you sleep permanently then how are you awake and talking now? Your lies have been exposed. 


aspro said:

On this third-party Wii thing... I've broken it down before, but it bears repeating, and unfortunately I have to use the "core" term to explain it.

1. Third party publishers and developers are by practice "core" developers.  That has been their sole source of revenue for their entire existence.  So right away they are out of their league in trying to appeal to the new customers that Nintendo has brought to the market with the Wii.

 Failure here. They could have just made high quality core games on with the Wii with motion controls from the start. You can count the number of AAA blockbuster third party games on one hand. Less than one hand. 

Is Monster Hunter 3 the only game to actually qualify?

The thinking was all wrong from the start, they were too busy trying to work things out like a frigging puzzle box cat picture - to just make good games and sell them like they do on any other platform. 

aspro said:

Core gamers want to be able to play as broad a spectrum of games as is possible, which means ownership of a HD system in addition to a Wii is required.

Third parties are not interested in innovation or iterations. 

 I wish I could agree but we have core gamers here with a Wii HD combo and they dont seem to want to play a broad spectrum of games, actually. And there are far more people on other forums elsewhere with the same "I played Wii and then put it in a cuboard after 6 months, there are no good games" which like totally ignores all the good games, like No More Heroes 2 or Little Kings Story for instance. At this point its like perception leads to ignorance. BTW I am strictly talking about the people who say "I sold my wii after 7 months or put it in a cuboard", or like the GAF guy who in the Red Steel 2 thread said he recetenly put in the first game for the first time and suddenly thought the second game would be terrible. 

I'm not calling people here ignorant for buying a game they know about, just the people who aren't even aware of the existence of many good Wii games worth playing. 

And there are many third party games that strive for innovation and creativity, but people just go for the next summer blockbuster sequel instead. If that's what they want to play fair enough, but you can't say that developers aren't interested in innovations. 


phantom_leo said:
Morning GG!

 Hiya, chump Happy 

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