Posts Tagged "Wii"

Wii U: Has Its Hype Killed the Wii?

Wii U: Has Its Hype Killed the Wii?

Nintendo put a lot of energy into its presentation of the Wii U, and it’s paid off: The hype surrounding the new video game system is strong. At the very least, even the skeptical want to know more. But the Wii U’s unveiling commanded a hefty price: It may have administered a lethal injection for the original Wii. Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews took a thorough look at the Wii’s recent slide in sales numbers and determined that, even with the...

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The Wii U: Doomed to Fail?

The Wii U: Doomed to Fail?

If you’re a longtime fan of video games, then you’ve doubtlessly said, “Oh God, what is Nintendo doing?” at least once through your gaming career. When it comes to unveiling seemingly crazy ideas, Nintendo is king–and the company has surprised us once again with the introduction of the Wii U at E3 2011. Though Nintendo could have engineered an HD follow up to the Wii that snuggled into a safe crevice by implementing a traditional...

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Will Project Cafe Have a Hard Drive?

Will Project Cafe Have a Hard Drive?

For better or worse, Nintendo is a company that observes what its competition is doing and then goes in the opposite direction. Said experimentation results in industry-changing ideas like motion control, portable game systems that demonstrate strength through solid franchises instead of top processing power, and affordable gaming that appeals to families worldwide. The trade-off is an evident hesitation to embrace features that were considered standard in the...

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Wii 2: Can it Win the Console War?

Wii 2: Can it Win the Console War?

Wii 2, Project Cafe, Stream… regardless of the name, Nintendo’s new video game system will soon make an appearance this June at the E3 2011 tradeshow. But does it have what it takes to win the next-generation console war against the PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 or whatever systems Sony and Microsoft choose to next introduce? As part of Gear Up, our running technology video series for Rolling Stone magazine, we take a closer look at whether or not the Wii 2...

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Video Game Marketing and PR: The Ultimate Guide

Video Game Marketing and PR: The Ultimate Guide

Pop quiz: What’s the biggest challenge that video game developers and publishers face today? Congratulations – if you said “discovery,” give yourself a pat on the back. With hundreds of free to play games, digital downloads, online offerings, social network titles and smartphone apps flooding virtual aisles each week, suddenly, it isn’t just about creating great games anymore. Given infinite selection, growing audience fragmentation across platforms...

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