Posts Tagged "Wii U"

Wii U: Are Haters Right?

Wii U: Are Haters Right?

We talk a lot of trash about the companies that make our games and our consoles. To be fair, though, we often do it while standing in line at GameStop with the latest console and digging around in our pockets for some change to pay for the cursed thing (usually after a five-hour wait in a cold, cold queue). Why do we do it? It’s a natural defense. Our valuable leisure dollars go into console purchases, and the months building up to a console’s release...

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Does Nintendo Take Core Gamers Seriously?

Does Nintendo Take Core Gamers Seriously?

Here’s a handy tip for starting an internet fight: Invade an online gaming community and ask, “What defines a hardcore gamer?” Three hundred posts later, you’ll have a lot of speculation, a lot of arguments, a lot of hissing and spitting, but you probably won’t have a solid answer. Nintendo thinks it has a good idea of what constitutes a “core gamer;” namely, the player base the company cheesed off with the Wii and most of...

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Operation Rainfall: Nintendo’s Folly?

Operation Rainfall: Nintendo’s Folly?

Nintendo knows how to make legendary games and properties that survive through the decades to be embraced by multiple generations. Nintendo also knows how to infuriate its fans. Oh boy, does it ever know how to infuriate its fans. Nintendo’s latest punt at the hornet’s nest involves three Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs): Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower, and The Last Story. The games aren’t connected story-wise, but they share three...

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Will Nintendo Screw Online Gamers Again?

Will Nintendo Screw Online Gamers Again?

Between poor connections, the under-realized Wii Connect 24, and Wii owners having to endure the tedium of Friend Codes, Nintendo has never been praised for traversing the cutting edge of online gaming. Next to Xbox Live Arcade and even the troubled PlayStation Network, going online with the Wii is something of a joke. But maybe Nintendo just needed to see with its own eyes that online gaming and digital stores are a non-negotiable part of gaming’s future....

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PlayStation 4: Coming in 2012?

PlayStation 4: Coming in 2012?

Waiting for the unveiling of the next generation of game consoles has been a bit like watching Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft play a drawn-out match of “Who Can Stay Quiet the Longest.” Nintendo finally cracked at E3 2011 and revealed its hand with the Wii U. As for Microsoft and Sony, they’re still playing the game. The question is, “For how long?” According to rumor, IndustryGamers has heard from a “top developer” who says...

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