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Thu 29th Oct 2009

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GC-161 commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

Almost 180 comments saying "Who cares".

Thassa lot of comments for a non-story that many think isn't even "news".

Keep it up Ninty Life. These TMZ-like stories do work.

BTW, Eminem just said that he's playing Super Smash Bros because Destiny bored him to tears. I guess you could make a story on that one and get as many comments (and pageviews and whatnot)



GC-161 commented on Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii an...:

I was looking over the news articles here and notice that this article had nearly 40 comments.

So naturally, I was curious to know what could possibly attract people to talk about a game based on a Tween show from South America.

Reading the comments, I understood the appeal. It's hatin' time!

Now I dunno how things are in other countries. But the Disney Channel in the US is full of these live action shows. They call them telenovelas down there. But its the same crap up here. No big difference from what I can tell.

But one thing is for sure, I won't waste any more time hating on this game. That clearly, CLEARLY is not targeting me. But is instead targeting tweens.

I say, let them have they lousy games based on even lousier shows.



GC-161 commented on Video: Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See ...:

@unrandomsam - MS had a good conference (much better than Sony's) but it was considered "good" compared to what happened last year when they were branded as the villain in the current generation of consoles. When they placed all the focus on stuff that was not only not important to gamers, but stuff that they didn't want.

So this year, MS did what they should've done last year and focus exclusively on games. They even ditched talking about that waste-of-space Kinect peripheral. Essentially, they were in full damage control mode. Backpedalling on several fronts. Trying to get the console back on track by showing people what they're going to deliver on the console. Which is good enough to maybe convince those on the fence about the X1. But it wasn't good enough to win E3. Unless you're exclusively an Xbox fan.

I mean you saw the usual IP's coming to the X1. In the form of CGI cutscenes and snippets (small ones) of gameplay. They also placed a lot of importance to having timed-exclusive DLC's on their games. Which is something that companies like MS and Sony usually fight over, since they depend heavily on 3rd party software.

They did have a few surprises like Sunset Overdrive and Scalebound. But they definitely played it safe and didn't want to make more people angry, like last year. MS delivered to their fans, no doubt.

But Nintendo is generally considered the winner in the media & fans because this year they finally were able to prove to people why Digital Presentations mixed with live Treehouse streams showing ACTUAL GAMEPLAY is a much, much better approach that the old dusty traditional live presentations.

I was among those that thought that Nintendo was lagging behind by not having a live presentation. That they gave up. My mind completely changed after I saw what they had prepared for this year at E3. I mean, what they did is what Sony and MS need to do. And what they will end up doing anyway down the line. Considering that E3 is losing it's relevance with so many leaks and spoilers that happened weeks prior to the actual event.

Anyway, not everyone will agree that Nintendo won. And that's fine.

Even if they did.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:


This article asked for our opinions on the recent events held at E3. There is no one way to interpret it all. We can only offer our own impressions. Thus why they even asked for 'em.

Now the reason why I took you to task here, was because you came in throwing numbers to try and dismiss the fact that most believe that Nintendo won E3. In the same post, you also tried to preempt any potential responses that would challenge what you had to say. So of course, I went into "challenge accepted mode" at that point.

It was crystal clear to me, that you came here with a particular agenda. I dunno why you expected no one to challenge on it. You can point at the headline all you want. My posts centered on your posts, not the title of the article.

Nintendo didn't win E3 because of the number of games they presented at the event. They won because they made it clear that their focus on FUN remains as solid ever.

And more importantly, Nintendo didn't lose because they didn't "save the Wii U" at E3. Which would still be up in the air, considering the headlines that Zelda U got.

Anywhoo........... LOL



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:


I rather read your posts, which is what I'm replying to.

You said winning E3 means nothing and that MS, and Sony had more games at E3. I replied to THAT.

So if you're going to try and run away from your own posts and point me toward the title of the article, that's fine. I'll still reply to your post and what you posted.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:


So now I'm the one spinning things?

I am just paying you with the same coin, dude. Dancing to the music that you brought here. So don't complain that someone else is going to play your game.

You came here to try and do the whole Debbie-Downer routine. Post after post you tried to dismiss the notion that Nintendo won E3 and that it didn't mean anything at all (go back and read your posts). And you did it by saying that Nintendo didn't show as many games as Sony and MS did. Which is why I threw the measuring d1cks thing at ya.

In regards to what Nintendo winning E3 means, it means that we get to have a little fun with it. Especially when we have fun with those detractors who just hate it, absolutely HATE it when they see Nintendo fans with an ear-to-ear smile.

EDIT: So you added stuff to your previous post? Well let me reply to it using the same post.

"But take the victory, run with it and ignore the bigger picture and far more important issue here for as long as you need to..."

^^^ Yeah that's like saying "Hey, you won the lottery? Well, don't celebrate yet. Because let me remind you that in the bigger picture, you're going to have to deal with relatives & the government trying to steal that money away from you. And you could actually get killed for that money". So yea, lets consider not celebrating anything at all, will ya. Your favorite team winning the championship? Lets not celebrate that. Because there are other issues to deal with. People are going hungry in Africa. NO FUN ALLOWED should be our motto.

"Because the main title of the article wasn't actually "What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?" as opposed to "Who won E3" (which was only one small part of the overall article and rightly so imo) at all; was it..."

^^^ Oh Dat SPIN. You have a great future at Fox News, my friend.

"I thought Nintendo's E3 was actually pretty good but it didn't solve any of Wii U's problems at all imo."

^^^^ Of course. Winning E3 isn't going to solve all our problems either. I remember when Nintendo said that the only way to save the Wii U was by winning E3. Oh wait, no they didn't say that.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

@Kirk -

It was you who brought up "Hey guys, Nintendo didn't really win because their repertoire of games at E3 was smaller than what Sony or MS had at their conferences (see, its really all about measuring ducks thing with you).

I told you that its not the size of the penis (unless you own a PS4 and have a huge hole to fill in terms of having games on it), but how they went about using what they had at the show.

Nintendo did a marvelous job with not just the Digital Event, but also by including the Treehouse segments. Because they allowed developers to speak directly to the gamers. Without any of the artificial BS seen in the other conferences. With the wall-to-wall cgi and the on cue cheers and applause. No, it was just the developers showing actual gameplay. Telling you what to expect.

Nintendo won E3 because they broke with the old rusty mold and were able to inspire not just their target audience, but anyone else who's into games.
Please stop with the profanity — TBD

^^^ I hope calling a penis a penis isn't considered profane.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

@Kirk - But according to you, it IS about trying to find out who essentially had the bigger penis at the party.

You don't care about who gave a better performance. You don't care that Sony or MS' conferences were the usual boring by-the-numbers crap. With a bunch of company employees cheering and clapping at the back of the room to make it a little bit less of a drag. You only care about who showed more cgi for more than an hour.

Nintendo used 47 minutes to win E3. The others wasted hours telling us that 2015 is gonna make that PS4/X1 worth owning.

See, lets continue using that penis analogy. Because it fits what your trying to say here. If you don't mind, that is.

The PS4 needs a big penis, for the simple reason that they have a huge hole to fill in their library of games. You look at the PS4's million seller list and only 2 (two) from that list are exclusive to the console. The rest of them are multiplats. Games that you can play elsewhere.

Is it ANY wonder that you find PS4 pestering developers about porting this PC/WiiU/X1/360/Vita/3DS/anything-with-a-CPU game to their console? Is it any wonder that they pee their pants when they get yet another remastered last-gen port? It's because they're HUNGRY for games. Poor things.

So yeah, Sony had to show a lot of games for them at E3. But they're gonna have to wait until next year to get most of them.

At least with Nintendo, Wii U owners have great amazing games from NOA, NAO. As in today.

But the fact is, Nintendo won E3. Period. End of story. It's history now. We can move on now and talk about what Michael Pachter thinks about Nintendo going 3rd party. And when Splatoon is going to end up on the X1/PS4, yadda, yadda yadadda.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

@Kirk - So what you're really concerned about, is really about doing the whole penis measuring thing, right? Who had the bigger d*ck, here. MS? Sony or Nintendo?

Well you see, Nintendo didn't win because they had the biggest, throbbing dong to screw you with. Instead, they won because despite having a regular size penis, they were better at making SWEET LOVE to you. And that's why they won.

So yeah, that's pretty much it. It's not the sword, but the swordsman what matters.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

@Kirk Dude, dude.... Nintendo won E3. That's all you need to know.

That's what the poll says. It's the same poll that you're using to come up with that crow-eating prediction about Bayonetta bombing. See, you can't dismiss the numbers that say Nintendo won E3 and at the same time use the numbers from the same poll to give your spin some hint of believability.



GC-161 commented on Mario Kart 8 Toys Boosting Into McDonald's Hap...:

@King47 - You don't have to eat the food, dewd. And they sell them separately if you just ask.

@Tsurii897 - show me any McD's toys that look any less cheap than these toys. Fact is that they're all cheap toys. That's why they cost so little.

But no one actually get's these cheap toys for their quality. They get them because of their perceived value as a collectable.



GC-161 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

After watching the Digital Event and experiencing in person the Super Smash Bros Invitational, this is the first time that I was 100% confident that Nintendo had won E3. So much so, that I didn't even bothered to read what ANY editors in the media had to say in the matter. I didn't need anyone to confirm it for me. I just knew it was so.

Let's hope that they can knock it out of the park next year.



GC-161 commented on Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LE...:

@Shpongled_Mario I don't think physical games are going to be phased out any time soon. I think people who think that way are overreacting.

What's more annoying, though, is when those same people set out to try and shame or harass people who are going digital. That's just sad.

In regards to your imaginary scenario, You and I both know that Nintendo is not going anywhere. Worse case scenario? Nintendo ends up getting bought by Sony, MS or some other company. And we'll still have our games available in some manner.

But the reality is, ever since Nintendo went digital, the games we bought didn't get lost in the transition from one console to another. If that was done from the very start, we can assume that it will happen again whenever they release their next consoles. The key is to avoid being too negative about it.



GC-161 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

A Nintendo themed Minecraft edition would actually drag the Wii U from obscurity in the minds of many mainstream consumers. Throw in some Pokemon theme skins/mods, and you have a winner.

But the people behind the Minecraft IP have been actively avoiding Nintendo.

So instead of waiting for Minecraft to happen on the Wii U, Nintendo should just join forces with Activision and create a Nintendo/Pokemon/Mario/Zelda theme SKYLANDERS edition for both the Wii U and 3DS.

And after that, people won't care about Minecraft. And if they do, that's what their PC's are for.



GC-161 commented on Video: Feast Your Eyes On Episode One Of Days ...:

Martin: "Please Mr. Aonuma, give me an exclusive on Zelda U. Anything!"
Aonuma: "Alright.... Zelda U is going to be fully voiced!"
Martin: "OMG!! Really? Who's doing the voices of Link and Zelda?"
Aonuma: "Kanye West & Kim Kardashian".




GC-161 commented on Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LE...:

@mjc0961 - "When the Wii U is 20 years old, people who went physical will still be able to play their games much like people can still play NES games today "

^^^ Using EMULATORS? I suppose in 20 years it will be very possible to play those games on emulators.

But since you're assuming things here, let me do the same and say that in 20 years we might have a Nintendo console that lets us play old Wii U games on a future version of the Virtual Console. Just like it exists today to play NES games.

Either way, the future is bright and I gotta wear shades.

"But people like you who went digital will be screwed because your original Wii U broke and you can't redownload your games onto a new one because the network has long since been killed for Wii U (and because Nintendo doesn't allow that anyway)."

^^^^ You mean like it wasn't possible to transfer ALL and every single one of my Wiiware/Virtual Console games over from my old Wii to my Wii U? Because you can transfer 99.9% of what you had on Wii over to Wii U.

And even if your Wii was busted and not working, Nintendo is still able to transfer your VC/Wiiare games over to the Wii U. Just using the Wii's serial number.



GC-161 commented on Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Tr...:

I'm very happy with the indie games that have come my way on eShop. Talking about the 3DS version of the service.

Sorry to hear that some devs feel differently about the service. Hope that their complaints get heard loud and clear.

To be fair, I've also read about many other devs that have had success on eShop. Not just Jools but also Beril, Brian Provinciano and the good people at Image & Form.

eShop is not perfect and I think NOA knows it. Not sure NoJ does, though.



GC-161 commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@JaxonH - Wow, your days must be 48 hours long!

I'm going to finally finish FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING this weekend. Yeah, I took my sweet time with this one. Spending only quality time with it and not trying to rush through it. That didn't happen often enough and that's why its taken me this long to beat it.

I'm also trying to get rid of some of my backlog. REMEMBER ME is almost done. I'm also trying to beat Metroid II in record time after I saw a speedrun on Youtube. Made my previous time look embarrassing in comparison. I can't have that. Gonna try to at least match that record.

Don't know if I'll have time for more gaming but we'll see.

Happy gaming people!



GC-161 commented on The North American Version Of Tomodachi Life W...:

@Starwolf_UK - The game will be available in Latin America. So it goes well beyond Mexicans being tolerant of the Spanish coming from Spain. Not having a Spanish option affects several countries where Nintendo is going to try and sell this game.

Nintendo might as well not sell their products in Latin America (or Mexico, which they always include in their NA sales numbers) if they're going to continue treating them like 3rd class consumers.



GC-161 commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

Honestly, I think some people are giving too much relevance to the videogame market in the UK.

Its important sure. But its not a vital market for Nintendo.

Nintendo only really needs two markets to stay afloat: The US market and the Japanese market.

Nintendo can always afford to lose the UK or EU markets. They however, cannot afford to lose the US and JP markets. That would seriously hurt them.

So seeing how they bomb in the UK is not a big deal. Seeing them bomb in the US, though? That is something to worry about.



GC-161 commented on Sonic Lost World Gets Free Legend of Zelda DLC...:

@CaptainSquid - There is ALWAYS this guy. The jaded Nintendo fan who hates seeing people get excited over anything in (Nintendo) life.

Tsk! Tsk!

"And judging from the comments, I guess you really can just slap on something Nintendo and people will buy it no matter what"

^^^^ Yeah because that sure worked for Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Nintendo costumes), didn't it?

"Except I wouldn't say this is a smart move by Sega; considering it's free it looks as if they're just desperate to sell the game."

^^^^ So let me get this straight. You knock SEGA for trying to find ways to sell the game. Then you consider it a bad move to use this free DLC as BAIT in order to improve sales of the game. Which by judging how everyone is trampling each other to get a hold of the game, its apparently working.

"But people here saying they will now buy it for this short stage is a little silly. "

^^^^^ Heaven forbid people anywhere use their own money as they see fit.

"I watched the video and enjoyed it, I don't need to buy the game and play it now."

^^^^ You could say the same just about ANY game available on Youtube. Might as well not buy any game.

"All of it is a pretty boring stage like the rest of Lost World but just painted Zelda; it's just fanservice."

^^^ Make up your mind. First you said it was fun and looked cool.

And I find it curious that an anime fan would say anything against fanservice. Cuz that's all they want.



GC-161 commented on Month Of Kong: What Donkey Kong Country Means ...:


"... just this community think that every title Nintendo pushes on us we as the consumer suppose to throw the red carpet down and bow to the master and throw them money not me sorry"

^^^^ What is this #@%?!

So according to you, every Nintendo fan out there just accepts whatever Nintendo throws at us? Gahahaahahahahaaa! Since when?

So that's why we ALL firmly believe that METROID: OTHER M was an instant classic that should be revered for years to come, amiright? And we all agree that Skyward Sword's motion controls are flawless and the constant handholding was absolutely phenomenal. And lets not forget how we're big fans of the region lock and games being tied to a console/handheld.

Sheeeesh! I sense some serious arrested development issues from this user.

Anyway, enough about giving attention to that guy.....

I loved this article and it brought back a ton of good memories from back in the days. Me and a school mate would play this series every summer. It was a tradition. Hopefully, new players will be able to enjoy the new DK games the same way.

Happy gaming days are here again!



GC-161 commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Donkey Kong Country:


Well, as soon as Street Fighter Alpha came out like a year later, I stopped playing KI. Mostly because more people were playing SFA than KI. And it was more fun playing against human players. But yeah, KI was very good.

But on home consoles, DKC was king for quite a few summers after it came out.



GC-161 commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Donkey Kong Country:


Yeah, those games were impressive looking. But I invested more play hours into the DKC series than on any of those arcades. Because at the time me and a friend would play after school to see who could get best percentage in the first game. And we did the same after the second game came out. Good times.

Awesome article! I really like stuff like this and it seems that NintendoLife is the only site (in the Nintendo world at least) who does these anymore. Hope you'll do some more!



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


You mean indie developers? Who says they're not getting any help? And why are we even discussing hypothetical situations here? That sounds like the moving of the old goalposts to me.

But anyways, indies.... there are several of them making games for the Wii U already. Nintendo even boasted how they're supporting them on eShop and released a video dedicated exclusively to showing indie games running on the Wii U.

Here's the video:

And about Nintendo being friendlier? Did you even read my past post? There are hints all over that their relationship with 3rd party devs who work with them is as good as gold.

C'mon son.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


That developer wasn't the only one with a limited development time. Some developers took some pride in rising to the challenge of working on new hardware. And they weren't intimidated by the prospect of having to actually do some actual work. Even on the Wii U. There are several 3rd party devs who despite not making big money on the system since it launched, are still making games for it.

Think about it: If it was so hard to make games on the Wii U & Nintendo was in effect difficult to work with (as Eurogamer's article claims), why are some 3rd party developers still making games for it? Especially when they're not making a lot of profit. The working relationship between Nintendo and these companies MUST be so good, so good in fact, that even that situation won't hurt it.

In regards to not having enough of a budget. How is that even Nintendo's fault? Was it Sony's fault that FACTOR 5 invested their entire capital in LAIR & that it eventually bombed? To the point where FACTOR 5 ceased to exist?

Its funny how you're trying to make excuses for a lazy developer who should've been making MOBILE games in the first place. The type that don't require as much GPU optimization or having to adjust too much code for games to work on mobile phones. And who didn't even had a DECENT budget to make a LAST GEN PORT.

If you wanna make excuses for such devs, go ahead. Just don't complain that no one else does it too. Because not many will make those excuses.

I had to deal with BETHESDA making bug infested games for my PS3. And I heard all their dumb and lame excuses as to why we always got watered down ports of their games. So sorry if In don't have sympathy for lazy developers. Because I don't have any for them. NONE.

So yeah. If they wanted Nintendo's help & they imagined that Nintendo didn't had anyone who spoke English in their entire work force, that dev could've hired a JAPANESE translator to help them out. But nooo. Its all up to Nintendo to do all the work for them.




GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


What an inane comment. That anonymous dev complained about not having Nintendo holding their hand through the whole process of porting a game that required them using a different code.

They needed to make an effort. But they expected Nintendo to do it for them. Have everything in a silver plate for them to just push a button and out comes the game.

If you had actually read between the lines of what he said, you would've notice that the dev was angry that "management" forced them to work on a Wii U game. Take a hint man, this dev did not liked working on a Wii U game. Because it required a lot more work than the simple copy-paste job that he expected it to be.

He's probably still angry about it because the game failed in term of sales and he ended up without a job.

That is why I believe that the anon dev was working at THQ. Because that company publicly complained about Darksiders II sales not meeting expectations. And that company started laying off several employees soon after that game came out.



GC-161 commented on Natsume Hints Toward Nintendo Announcements Be...:


Like I said, what you said makes no sense TO NATSUME.

Their last game did better than the last handheld HM. Do you expect them to stop carving a better niche for themselves on the platform and move away from that?

I understand where you're coming from thought. But at least Natsume is supporting the 3DS when it succeeds. Unlike CAPCOM who are using the money made with MH4 to make mobile games instead of more 3DS games.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

Its probably not EA. The game described in the article doesn't have online capabilities beyond offering Miiverse support. All of EA's launch games had at least online co-op.

IMO, its actually defunct developer, THQ. And the game is Darksiders II. And the anonymous dev is probably an ex-employee of THQ. They weren't kind to the Wii U in some interviews.

I already wrote here what one THQ dev said about the Wii U's Gamepad (or as he called it, tablet) and who described it as being idiotic and not very useful.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


"All your examples are people that are only working on Nintendo consoles"

They were? Ok, let me re-read the examples I gave here:

"Here are some 3rd party devs that have worked closely with Nintendo and who continue to work with said company to this day: SEGA, Namco, Tecmo, Capcom, among many others. And there are several INDIE devs who have nothing but good things to say about working with Nintendo. Such as "Renegade Kid" and even one dev that has worked on several Nintendo games: "Next Level Games."

Hmmm.... Yep. Every single one of those developers have worked on Non-Nintendo platforms at one time or another.

So I dunno what you're talking about Peach64. The 3rd party developers I mentioned have done multiplatform work. Maybe you should try finding out what games and on what platform they have develop games for.

Heck, even Kamiya, who people find "difficult" to work with, said this when asked about becoming a 2nd party & joining Nintendo:

“I would love that. It would be great to work more closely with Nintendo.”

The theory that Nintendo is difficult to work with is a bit wonky at best.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


"My theory has not gone anywhere"

^^^^ You said it. Your theory hits a brick wall when faced with REALITY and goes nowhere.

Like I said before, there are several AAA 3rd party devs that have worked with Nintendo since Iwata took power at Nintendo. And who have continued to work CLOSELY with Nintendo and who have nothing but GOOD things to say about the company.

I suggest you educate yourself on that by reading many of the Iwata Asks where Iwata has talked with many 3rd party developers. Who are happy to work with Nintendo and who aren't LAZY or who do not whine a lot, such as some Western devs who want things to come easy to them.

And also, please read about an INDIE dev who has worked with Nintendo on several IP's from said company:

And to seal the deal, read this:

"Harder to Develop Games on the Wii U? Not the case says Renegade Kid."

So yeah, so much for your theories. Pull out your head from down there and smell some reality, dude!

P.S. And nice strawman argument you tried there by coming up with tired old arguments against Nintendo since the NES days. We're not talking about anti-trust anything here. This is about a site known for yellow journalism coming up with another inflammatory article with wonky facts that don't match up with what most devs say about their experience working with Nintendo.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


You couldn't be wrong even if you were born twice and said the same thing in a different alternate universe. Because the reality is this:

Here are some 3rd party devs that have worked closely with Nintendo and who continue to work with said company to this day:

SEGA, Namco, Tecmo, Capcom, among many others.

And there are several INDIE devs who have nothing but good things to say about working with Nintendo. Such as "Renegade Kid" and even one dev that has worked on several Nintendo games: Next Level Games.

So there goes your half-baked theory about 3rd party devs having a hard time with Ninty! If what you said had even a molecule of truth, there wouldn't be so many 3rd party devs working with Nintendo for so many years. Even working on Nintendo IP's.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


"The lack of third party support from numerous developers (not just EA, etc), indicates that probably quite a few developers / companies feel the same way"

^^^^ Nah. The 3DS suffers from the same problem in the WEST. And historically, 3rd party devs not supporting Nintendo consoles ever since the SNES, tells a different story. Something else is going on here.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:


Dude, the game mentioned in the article only had Miiverse integration as far as its online capabilities are concerned. Everything EA or 2K produced for the Wii U had a lot more than that. So that rules them out completely.

The only games that got good scores, had Miiverse integration (and nothing else in terms of online capabilities) and that were more or less a port were:

1. Skylanders Giants (metacritic score: 80) – Developed by Vivendi (Vicarious Visions)

2. Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition (metacritic score: 85) – Dev by Warner Bros. Studios

3. Darksiders II (metacritic score: 85) – Dev by THQ

Those are the only LAUNCH games that fit the bill.

And since the Wii U got more Batman and Skylanders games after the launch period, that means that the anon developer in the Eurogamer article was from THQ.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

Again, it wasn't EA, SEGA or Bioware. The port in question only had Miiverse functionality and that's bout all it had in terms of online capabilities. So it rules out almost everything EA, SEGA did for the Wii U.

It was most likely an ex-THQ dev.And the game in question is most likely Darksiders II.



GC-161 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

@element187 @Galactus

It wasn't Mass Effect 3 or EA

The article gave plenty of hints over what launch game it was.

Here are the hints given:

1. Anon Dev had to adjust the code from the PS3/360 version to make it run on the Wii U. That means that the game was a PORT.

2. The only online featured in the game, was Miiverse support. The dev had problem just adding that. No mention at all about online co-op. Just Miiverse capabilities. This rules out most of EA's offerings for Wii U.

3. The Anon dev mentions that the game was "well received". Meaning that critics gave it good scores. That is a good hint to cut down on potential candidates. Not many launch games for Wii U had good scores at Metacritic.

There are only 3 games that fit the bill, based on those hints from the article. They are:

1. Skylanders Giants (metacritic score: 80) – Developed by Vivendi (Vicarious Visions)

2. Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition (metacritic score: 85) – Dev by Warner Bros. Studios

3. Darksiders II (metacritic score: 85) – Dev by THQ

I saw videos and interviews with the people behind the Batman game. They were all excited and hyped over working on the Wii U port. So its not them. The Skylanders game? Well, there was continued support of the Wii U from the Skylanders people. So that rules them out.

All signs point to DARKSIDERS II being the launch game. And therefore, the developer was THQ. The same company that went bankrupt in late 2012. Anyone who has played that game, knows that it wasn't exactly a stellar port. It lacked polish.

This is what a dev who worked at THQ said about the Wii U:

  • About the Wii U interface & GamePad: "I’m already a known skeptic on whether the interface paradigm is at all anything but idiotic" and "as a UI Designer applying experienced critical thinking to game mechanics UI and the Wii U tablet, none of it makes sense to me to truly add value to gamers, even if you try".

That same developer mentioned that "the tablet" of the Wii U was a gimmick.

So yeah, it was THQ folks. They never really cared for the Wii U in the first place. Why should we care?



GC-161 commented on UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the ...:

When it comes to dedicated gaming stores, Nintendo is considered a provider of niche products. While Sony and MS take care of mainstream gamers who are into FIFA, CoD and GTA. You know, game for the masses.

So it makes sense that they dedicate as little space as possible to Nintendo. Since they're not catering to niche gamers that much. If at all.



GC-161 commented on UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the ...:

@Guybrush20X6 - You can use Nintendo eShop cards, Debit or Gift Cards in the US. You don't have to store your credit card info on the system. You have options.

I personally just buy gift cards sold practically everywhere. So I don't need to stop by a dedicated gaming store to get them.



GC-161 commented on Weirdness: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder Has a Virt...:


Yeah, in the UK things have gotten silly with the censorship too. Like with the anti-ninja movement in the 80's that forced Konami to sell their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games under the name Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles.

Ninja Gaiden was changed to Shadow Warriors.

Not as bad as Contra being transformed into a game about robots though (Probotector)



GC-161 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Renegade Kid:

Great interview!


Believe it or not, real people do say crikey. Just like we Americans say "dude" or "awesome" or some other stereotypical expression you see in the movies or in a TMNT cartoon.


My 10 year old niece beat the whole game. I repeat, she's a GIRL and she's 10 years old. She beat Mutant Mudds. She can't wait to play more of it when they release new levels.

You can always play pinochle.