Posts Tagged "Wii U"

Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

All men and women are created equal, but anyone who observes this current generation of game systems should be able to discern very easily that not all consoles are engineered to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. There are multiple reasons why competing consoles come out at different heights: If one console hits the market early, the others might hang back for retooling so that its engineers can release something a little faster, a little more powerful. Or, sometimes a...

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Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Given the Wii’s skimpy holiday roster, the 3DS’s slow launch and subsequent price cut, and the big question mark that is the Wii U, it’s no wonder people have been penning funeral dirges for Nintendo. What they forget, however, and what long-time fans of Nintendo know well, is that this is hardly the Big N’s darkest hour. Nintendo has fallen out of favor a few times in its long history–though always while remaining comfortably in the...

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Is Wii U Merely a Transitional System?

Is Wii U Merely a Transitional System?

The next generation of consoles is stealing up on us, but interestingly, we know very little about what’s coming. The only new console we’re intimate with in any regard is the Wii U, and even our relationship with Nintendo’s follow-up to the Wii is as tangible as autumn mist; we don’t know much about the games that are coming for the system, and we know even less about the system’s final specs. We do know that the Wii U is at least as...

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Will the Nintendo 3DS Price Cut Hurt the Wii U Launch?

Will the Nintendo 3DS Price Cut Hurt the Wii U Launch?

If you feel bad about spending $250 on a Nintendo 3DS before you knew about the $80 August price drop, don’t worry: Chances are, Nintendo feels worse. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been apologizing up and down for the price drop since it was announced on July 28. Iwata is even worried that Nintendo’s most faithful might wind up so burned by the cut that potential early adopters of the Wii U will think twice about grabbing the new console at...

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Will Nintendo Shy Away from Shooters?

Will Nintendo Shy Away from Shooters?

While many Japanese game studios struggle to remain relevant with Western gamers, Nintendo is still one of the most recognized brands in North America and throughout the world. Even so, the company still deals with significant culture clashes. One example lies with the West’s affinity for shooter games. Call of Duty and Halo are among our biggest series, but games about guns and marines don’t generate a whole lot of excitement in the East. Nintendo...

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