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Sun 22nd Feb 2009

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Jack_Package commented on Former Rockstar Producer Considers the Challen...:

There is a very clear risk to console gamers from the 'mobile market'. I don't think it will be too long before one of the major studios pull out of console gaming altogether, and devotes itself to mobile.

I'm not so sure that 'innovative story telling' is how console games need to compete, though.



Jack_Package commented on FIFA 14 is Skipping Wii U Because of "Disappoi...:

Being an English sports fan, I was a potential customer for a FIFA game.

I decided not to buy because of EAs reputation. I will not buy a game which could potentially have a server shutdown, after a mere 18 months.

Maybe EA should consider if past practice is affecting sales? I'm sure the current install base is made up of learned gamers. We make noise with our wallets. Not 'worst company' votes.



Jack_Package commented on Talking Point: DLC's Increasingly Important Ro...:

NSMBU DLC gives me confidence that when Nintendo do DLC, they'll do it well.

Looking at third party support, Ubisoft and WB are two major publishers supporting add-on content on Wii U. That just leaves Activision and EA as the ones who have DLC but aren't bothering, doesn't it?



Jack_Package commented on "Suspicious" Box Poses Question for Arizona Po...:

It's silly to think that the police overreacted because it looks like it does.

That nut who shot up a cinema appeared to think he was Batman villian. I'm sure it's possible that there a some asspiring 'jokers' fantasising about atrocities, out there.

It would be silly to dismiss it, regardless of the climate.



Jack_Package commented on Interview: Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And T...:

He sums up the impact of IOS gaming, perfectly, I think.

Can't say I agree on his opinion re third part support though. The console is getting cross platform releases. And surely exclusives like Monster Hunter, Bayonetta 2 and LEGO city can stand toe to toe with those titles that won't be on the system, this year.

If software is what drives the install base, and if cross platform releases only matter to people who own one console, I don't understand his assessment on third party support. Unless its based entirely on GTA



Jack_Package commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient Wi...:


The calculator is correct, but your formula is not. You are not accounting for the original whole number

100 x 125% + 100 = (100+125%)

Imagine sales have gone up by 25%. If you multiple 100 by 25%, you would get 25.

If sales were 100, and they have gone up by 25%, the answer cannot be 25



Jack_Package commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient Wi...:

I didn't appreciate the enhancement to gameplay that the GamePad can bring until I used it. And I can't say that I was warm to the idea of the GamePad, before then.

If I was fresh out of high school, grown up on 360, it would've been a difficult sell.



Jack_Package commented on Talking Point: The Downside to Delayed Release...:

I voted for Rayman in Jan, but not in March

I would have bought it, if it was available now, but I'm not so sure that I will buy it, come September, because of the competition on the shelves.

That's why I couldn't vote for it this time. But hey, maybe the promised challange mode freebie, will change my mind....

(it'll need to come before September though, if it arrives the same time as the retail release, I'll probably just download challenge mode and forget about the full game)