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Y'all know what time it is...
Y'all know what time it is...
"Where's mah Switch Star Wars game, EA? It's Star Wars day. Yah meant to have loads of announcements," said the super serious Star Wars sect of the fanbase.
EA replied after a dumbfounded silence, "If you have a PC, XBox One, or PS4, enjoy these credits to spend on things in Battlefront 2. And while we're here, hope you're enjoying our mobile games. Have another impossible to get character."
Edited on Fri 4th May, 2018 @ 12:03 by DarkRula
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No it's not Miller time, Tool time or whatever else you guys are smoking!
It's time for ♫ D-K ... Donkey - Kong ♫
Tried staying up last night but passed out. Woke up and started a save file, ran gold on 1-1 with Funky... all within 15 min before I had to get ready for work.
It's all coming back
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3DS/Wii U/PS4/PSVR/Vita/PC/Rift: [nothing]
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You forgot “Watch the EA Play event in June for information on upcoming Star Wars games and/ or content, because heaven knows our presentation will be dull if all we talk about is Madden and FIFA.“
But seriously, they're probably saving anything big (bar the next BF2 season announcement) for next month.
"Sometimes, I just don't understand human behavior" - C-3P0
Wow, I read this page, and see only Konami and EA. Now I'm sad.
Konami: I don't know why they can't just admit they want out of the video games business. They're mostly out of it anyway. They have a few IPs to milk, but they clearly have no stomach to spend money on it....so don't.
EA: please please please don't make me sit through another 90 minutes of FIFA/Madden/Battlefield, and faux eSports with Youtubers. Don't do it. I. Will. Break. Stuff. Someday EA will remember they have some good IPs. Some day they will. I know it. And I know Persona 5 will come to Switch. And Halo and God of War....
@NEStalgia But don't you want to hear people talk about Need... For Speed... Pay... back...?
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@EvilLucario Only if it involves EA paying back everyone that was suckered into buying last year's Need for Speed Such a cool game on paper.....such....and EA product in life.
Only EA can make Ubisoft look good.
I remember a Gamescom event where they were showing off that year's FIFA, and the presenter had a cue card stack the size of the brick. They probably spent like, 40 minutes on FIFA...and actually played the game for five. Everything else was blasted menus. Like, what? Even a FIFA player must care about more then bloody menus, but that's all I saw... probably more of their soon-to-be-jepordized Ultimate Team stuff.
At least Battlefield actually shows gameplay. And I'm actually interested in it. That helps too. (crossing my fingers for WWII).
I figured that EA's other IPs are... dead. Although, I can't quite remember many others beyond Bioware stuff. Strike series maybe (Desert, Urban, Jungle, etc)?
Edited on Fri 4th May, 2018 @ 17:50 by DarthNocturnal
I still curious about EA relationship with Nintendo during Wii & NDS era.
It was Soooo... Intimate during Wii & NDS era.
EA contribute some Casual games for Wii & NDS such as My Sims series, Charming Girl Club, Littlest Pet Shop, EA Playground, Spore, etc. Like EA & Nintendo are Best Buddy.
But now, after Wii U failure, EA think twice to contribute their games for Nintendo. Even EA Skip The Sims 4 for Switch (until now).
Even Switch is really success, EA still think twice to contribute their games, like No Best Friends anymore.
My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (99)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)
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@Anti-Matter EA, like Activision was formed largely by game executives/developers that were bullied by Nintendo and NoA during the Yamauchi/Lincoln/Arakawa years. To a degree, those companies exist as a "screw Atari, screw Nintendo" statement. So it's no surprise there's no love between the firms. (Activision spun out of Atari and chose the name because it would sort higher in alphabetical order than Atari Acclaim then spun out of Activision and again chose the name to sort higher alphabetically.) Basically video games is one big incestuous dump heap in the west
That said, I dont think the change at EA with those kinds of titles really relates to a relationship issue with Nintendo. I think it's a result of 3 factors: Wii & DS represented a tap to a a very large untapped market of non-gamers and, to be politically incorrect (Ryu will smack me) 'women and children' as a market. That market still exists, but is on phones now (and EA has gone there.) Also, hardware standardization came about for all platforms but Nintendo with the PS4/X1 launch. So companies like EA changed how they approach everything.....everything but Nintendo now follows one development path as PC, so Nintendo hardware needs to be very specifically justified. They use their own in-house engine, so porting it wasn't a priority (but it was for Ubi since they had a joint project with Nintendo.) Finally EA changed corporate focus since then. They've doubled down on games-as-services, and of course their sports games and their Star Wars license. They've pulled back to only a few blockbuster service titles and away from one-off titles. That model doesn't mesh well with us Nintendo customers. So to a degree theyv'e just gone off in another direction.
I would care....except the OLD EA content is the content I liked from them. The new stuff is so shoddy.
But it's all cyclical. Something will swing them back around someday.
"women and children' as a market. "
That was the Beginning of Girlie games on NDS & Wii, such as Cooking Mama, Nicola Kanshu, Style Savvy, Imagine series, Petz series, Dreamer series, etc.
Funny, i have interest with kind of Girlie games like that.
If only Girlie games can make a debut on Switch with better gameplay.
I guess video games nowadays are Less Girlie games, more Boyish games.
Edited on Fri 4th May, 2018 @ 18:28 by Anti-Matter
@Anti-Matter Video games were always more boyish games and less girlie games. That was always a challenge in the industry that video games were considered more of boys toys than girls toys, and certainly before that you didn't see nearly as many girls at arcades as boys (oh boy, now I'm imagining studded leather and punk hair....ahh, the 80's....) It's not that no girls played but it was certainly less common. I think the modern industry took that and went to more of a shounen type market just because that's the market they already had. Plus the modern market is based largely on the PC market...and that was ALWAYS extremely male oriented (even late 70's early 80's personal computer games were all war-themed covers. Product of the times.)
The Wii and DS kind of created a new type of market....it already existed a little, but made it much more popular and mainstream to have that secondary market of light games that aren't story driven and aren't about maximizing challenge etc that appealed to that non-gaming market...the "girlie games" you reference. But it was a flash in the pan. It went big then burned out fast, and most of that market became the mobile market. It's thriving heavily...but...it's also not the same as it's more casino-like now.
I'm sure you'll see some attempts on Switch, but I don't think you'll see that big bubble of it again now that phone games are a thing.
Edited on Fri 4th May, 2018 @ 18:56 by NEStalgia
It's rather surreal that all non-VC Wii U games released in 2014 that I bought except Smash will be on Switch by July 13th.
DKC Tropical Freeze - May 4th 2018
Mario Kart 8 - April 28th 2017
Hyrule Warriors - May 18th 2018
Bayonetta 1+2 - February 16th 2018
Shovel Knight - March 3rd 2017
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker - July 13th 2018
And if Smash Switch ends up being an enhanced Wii U port that would be everything by (likely) September.
The speed at which Switch has been clearing up the Wii U library has been rather impressive.
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@NEStalgia Actually before the video game crash of 1983 video games were unisex because they were sold as electronics. But when Nintendo brought them back in the US they wanted to avoid the entire prior association with anything video game related and marketed the NES as a toy (hence ROB and the Zapper, you know the drill). That meant it had to go in the toy aisle and Nintendo had to choose: put it in with the manly G.I. Joes or the pink, doll-infested Barbie aisle. Naturally, Nintendo sided with Joe. And ever after that, video games were for boys.
Edited on Sat 5th May, 2018 @ 00:27 by TheLobster
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@NEStalgia And the sad thing is I have memories of wanting to play NES at my babysitter's house when I was three and not being allowed to, but the same aged son and the other boy she watched who was my age were allowed to play the NES. They got to play Rad Racer while I had to go take a nap (every day, so not just once). The reason? "Girls don't play video games." It's 27 years later and I'm still mad!
US eShop charts (May 4, 2018)
14. Kirby: Star Allies
12. Super Mario Odyssey
11. Splatoon 2
10. the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
9. South Park: the Fractured but Whole
8. Overcooked: Special Edition
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
6. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
5. VS Super Mario Bros
4. Rocket League
3. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy
2. Stardew Valley
1. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
DK has quickly taken over, pushing everything else back a spot (except for Naruto, which jumped Rocket League to hold it's spot. It was even briefly #2 before DK took it over). South Park is still holding on, while it looks like Kirby may be DK's biggest casualty, as it has slid day after day recently, almost off the charts.
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss
That's exactly what I wanna see... World domination
Number one video game on Amazon. Number one video game on the eShop.
Give the monkey his due
There's a rumour doing the rounds that is so blatantly fake as it started from GameFAQs but lets run this down the disappointment scale.
Firstly they say the Online Service will be revealed May 7th
-Goes live September 24th
-Dedicated voice chat through an existing chat service, with Discord being rumoured.
-Exclusive eShop discounts
-Games With Gold style retro offerings you keep for the duration of your subscription.
Okay we knew all but the voice chat thing. Big whoop.
-Nintendo is dropping the brand and replacing it with Nintendo Classics.
-Games will be cheaper than their VC counterparts.
-Launches in August with NES and GBA games.
-SNES and N64 games to come Late 2018 or early 2019
So, sound believable to be honest. It's the most logical change to VC is to make it cheaper.
-Apparently the presentation is 36 minutes.
-Spyro Reignited Trilogy is revealed.
-Fire Emblem Lustrous Daybreak: Holiday release
-Yoshi Flipped Around: August release
-Paper Mario. Not developed by Intelligent Systems, returns to the partner system but with the same character limitations as Sticker Star and Colour Splash. 2019
So my first on these first things - Fake. A 2019 game? They already said 2018 exclusively. Flipped Around is a dumb name but August is probably right. The Fire Emblem name is also dumb but then again...
As for holding back Spyro, that's dumb. Really dumb. Paper Mario, people wont like that news. Then again IS doesn't seem able to juggle both that and Fire Emblem (Notice the decline for PM happened right as FE exploded).
-Super Mario Odyssey DLC: Playable Luigi with 70 new moons released that day. Wario and Waluigi planned for later.
-Crash Bandicoot amiibo adds harder time trials to N. Sane.
Black Ops 4 Battle Royale is the only BLOPS4 content coming to Switch. But it has cross play with PC and Xbox One!
So, Luigi playable I can believe, they have teased that. Wario and Waluigi, hell no. Fans dream there. Crash amiibo is admittedly likely. It wouldn't be the first amiibo from Activision.
BLOPS 4 though...no. Again withholding an announcement for a dumb reason only this one is underwhelming. Cross play in a HUGE game would be a blow for the PS4 though.
-SEGA AGES has Sonic Adventure and Adventure 2 revealed.
-Super Sonic Racing takes elements from Sonic R with some characters in vehicles. Nintendo exclusive content
-Metroid Prime 4 trailer: 2019
-Pokemon Switch is a reimagining of Red/Blue with graphics somewhere between Sun and Moon, and Pokken.
Okay so both Adventure games would be great, don't know if they would do Dreamcast so soon, but they did say it was possible and if so that is the strongest way to start. Super Sonic Racing seems a little dreamy but that also feels like the vibe the tease gave.
Metroid Prime 4, again, they said 2018 only. Pokemon, boy there will be rage but it feels safe and underwhelming. Graphically honestly that will be just fine but the concept is...meh.
-Five Nights at Freddy's is coming to Switch, but the content may have been censored by Scott Cawthon, but not because Nintendo wanted it. It was his choice apparently. Fall 2018
-Two Smash Trailers, one revealing Captain Toad, the other revealed Crash and Spyro. This is why the Switch release of Spyro was quiet. Mix of Smash 4 and Melee. Launches September as we expect.
-Ice Climbers revealed in the Treehouse.
Smash, the date seems right. That's the game to launch the online with. FNAF though. Ugh. That seems like a weird decision to censor it on the creators behalf.
Honestly this all seems fake. The online stuff seems solid enough because most of it is regurgitated already known quantities. The VC stuff, whatever.
E3 though, that has to be fake. That is far too underwhelming on both Nintendo's end and on the third party end with announcements that are late, watered down releases, and some disappointment.
But what kills it is 2019 games.
I know Nintendo said they would "feature 2019 games at a later date", but I'm going to laugh my butt off if we get 2019 games announced during the E3 spotlight anyway and they're pretty much only gameplay/CG teases while Treehouse only has those 2018 games.
You heard it here first folks. Though if I'm wrong, that's whatever.
As for my expectations about the online though, they're gonna be rock bottom. I don't think they'll be able to deliver something good with it. All I want are cloud saves at bare minimum at the very least.
@EvilLucario Honestly the downside to "Only 2018 games" is that..well...we know what they all are already.
Tada. I already know their first party E3 lineup! Who would have known?
The only surprises are from third parties and judging by the western third parties, they wont be good surprises.
They want to sail this one on Smash hype but the problem is just like Sony, and MS, I dont take kindly to being shown a game I have already seen/been announced.
Edited on Sat 5th May, 2018 @ 04:01 by Knuckles-Fajita
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