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Tue 5th February, 2013

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MrGawain commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

I've had certain forums in the past censor 'ass', even in words like 'passable', which makes the word censored seem far worse. Seeing an ass is a donkey that makes no sense, especially when the British equivalent wasn't banned. Censoring technology can't detect context unfortunately.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

Ideas for Smash Bros subtitle:

Smash Bros: Fracas.
Smash Bros: Skirmish.
Smash Bros:Fisticuffs.
Smash Bros: Well Good Beatin's.
Smash Bros: Hullabaloo!
Smash Bros: Dust Up.

or the most obvious 2 game fight package:

Smash Bros: BUNDLE!!!



MrGawain commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

I ticked Skyward Sword; as not so much for the graphics, but if for the dream of a new control system. The whole game was broken for me as being a Lefty meant the whole thing with the Sword play made me go nuts.



MrGawain commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

Well half of EA seems desperate to get their 'America's worst business' title back for next year. When the Microsoft guy was talking about Internet hate and trolling, he meant spoilt kids being vulgar on Titanfall servers, not the guys in charge of development and PR.



MrGawain commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

The problem is, the more indies there are, the more quick buck shovelware. And in a list of games 8 miles long, it's going to be harder for the good ones to shine through. We don't get a million different ideas, we get 10 ideas and then loads of clones. This is the same in any business- look how there used to be only 4 big supermarkets who ruled everything, now there are 10 all trying to cut each others throats.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014:

I think it shows the reason DKTF was 'delayed' was so there was a game in between Christmas and MK8. It's obvious they have very little, and what they do they are stockpiling for E3 and the American media.

I have invested in a few old, cheap titles I hadn't picked up so I'm all right for games, but it doesn't make it enticing for non owners, does it?



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:

To have frequent demos, you need frequent game releases.

I question if the Wonderful 101 or Monster Hunter 3 demos actually did either any favours for those absolutely brilliant games. They didn't build the 'journey' up slowly like both games do, and I think it would have been impossible to do so. Games like Mario or DK make more sense, as you could play 3 levels from across the game that are short enough so as not to damage the experience of the full game. But then do Nintendo really need to hype Mario or DK so people want it? Same for MK8 or Smash Bros. In fact if you can people a demo of these two with limited characters, they may just stick with the demo and not bother with the game.

I think for new IP, it's a great idea if they can get make a good demo. Also I think demos of eshop games we may not be exploring would be great. but you can't blame Nintendo not throwing good money after bad.



MrGawain commented on Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda's Master Sword ...:

And there is the irony of the games industry: This perceived notion of what sells 'mature and deep games' and Nintendo is no longer relevant and done for, yet a flagship Sony game puts a reference to Zelda in to make everybody smile from developer, to journo, to games fan.

Nintendo is what the games industry is built on.



MrGawain commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

I'm just starting AC4 that I bought for Seventeen Quid, and it is good FOR THE MONEY. Not really worth £50. I bought AC3 at launch and was deeply disappointed with it- it isn't half the game that Arkham City or Darksiders 2 was. The fact AC3 was the debut of the AC series on the Wii U hasn't done Ubisoft any favours- it was badly designed and had a very dull story and very dull dialogue. The biggest problem with the series is that for an open world game, it expects you to follow the ideal path, and if you don't it makes you play it over again and again.

AC4 will be worth playing through until MK8, but in general I find Ubisoft games a little hollow and underwhelming.



MrGawain commented on Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shig...:

Bizarre that Miyamoto brings the 13 month year of Luigi to an end 2 days after the end, and nothing of note happens to replace it in a week Super Metroid is 20, Yoshi has been released on the 3ds, GDC is happening, and everyone is looking for a bit of good news to tide us until MK8. It's as if they had something planned and it all fell through before they had a chance.

Yup, that sums up Nintendo....



MrGawain commented on Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton...:

I loved the first, but the following ones just rehashed a lot of puzzles and he storylines were stretched out artificially wandering back and forth. It was only when I started the 4th game that I actually noticed I wasn't enjoying them, but slogging through them in some sort of loyalty to the first game.

Personally I would have preferred another Ace Attorney solo game more than the team up.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in...:

I would imagine that now everyone's cards are on he table, consumers are more willing to take the leap. I've heard a few stories of people getting a PS4 at launch, and now buying a Wii U to prop up the drought they have on the Sony machine.

In general I think there has been less gaming forum bashing of the Wii U in recent months, even if several gaming websites are determined to hang a leper bell around it's neck. Though I still think the sell to less fanatic gamers on all 3 consoles may still be an uphill battle.



MrGawain commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

I would suggest online play is only as good as A: How good and game is, B: the internet connection you have, C: who there is actually to play with, and D: the internet connection the other players have. If any one of these things is poor, then the game goes out the window.



MrGawain commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part Two:

The top pretty much picks itself, but not necessarily in that order.

Although I do think Arkham City, Darksiders 2 , and Lego City deserve a lot of praise. In fact, seeing how lean the Wii U's line up is, there isn't really that many stinkers, is there?

Except AC3.



MrGawain commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

Yup, it's much more cost effective and sensible to not try new technology and stick with the status quo. Wouldn't it be better if Nintendo would of never deviated from a joypad with corners, 2 buttons, a dodgy d-pad and a 6ft wire to plug into the console?




MrGawain commented on Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Li...:

I don't think there was any doubt the PS4 was going to sell heaps to the 'core gamer' crowd. It's the follow on to a successful system, it has the most impressive specs and therefore people want 3rd party games on it instead of the Xbox one, plus there hasn't been the negative press the other 2 have suffered. The only thing I question is beyond 3rd party titles, what will be the key titles that aren't available elsewhere that will make Ps3 and 360, owners buy it? What will make Xbox one owners buy one that they can't get on their system? What will spark the interest for the casual who doesn't spend £350 without deep thought? What could they offer me to buy one? Because at the moment, you could still argue there is little that is worth buying it for that unique. And I question is there much in the near future that will change that?

As for the Nintendo, their job is not to beat the sales of the PS4, but in any way make a profit from the Wii U, by either selling enough consoles, or more likely, enough games per console. They aren't competing against Sony, they are competing against costs to make profit.



MrGawain commented on Airtight Games Feels That Murdered: Soul Suspe...:

Or more precisely, releasing a game on the Wii U takes effort beyond makng the resolution and FPS better. He isn't wrong about games on the Wii U need to be special with something extra, but at the same point exposes the weakness of certain games that rely on flashy graphics onother systems. It isn't good for Nintendo's bottom line, but it does point out that the vast majority of Wii U games are between pretty good and excellent.



MrGawain commented on It's Not Waluigi Time In The New Super Smash B...:

Pretty much confirms Wario (like he wasn't already). Looking at the Smash website, you can conclude the roster is a multiple of 9 from the bottom run of characters, so likely to be 36. there are 24 announced so far, so that leaves space for Wario, Yoshi, Ganon, Cpt Falcon, Chase McCain and the Seven main Wonderful 101ers.



MrGawain commented on PS4 Launch Sales Close to Wii U Equivalents, 3...:

It's an okay launch for the PS4 in Japan, but that's all it is- okay. I think we can see why Sony didn't make it a prime directive to release it in Japan first.

As for the Wii U, it has no chance in hell coming close to the PS4's sales figures. But it may win 2nd place with the Xbox One not winning in the battle for 1080p and 60fps against Sony, not to mention still being a lot more money than either console. At least the Wii U has unique exclusives that the other two don't really have, and the PS4 will win in the multi platform titles.



MrGawain commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?:

I suppose the only argument you could make is if all the Nintendo was freely available on a CD/Download, then people could very easily use it as backing music in their Youtube videos, which would cause Nintendo a whole lot of legal issues.

Personally I would love to own the DK, Mario, Zelda and Pikmin music, even if it was a re-recorded concert approved and organised by Nintendo.



MrGawain commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

This is a bit skewed, as it counts in all the little smartphone game companies as well- there are still 115 companies with plans for the Wii U, and we don't know how many of them are big American boys, and how many are e-shop creators. The real number is the Wii U has a 5th of the developers of what the PS4 has, and a 4th of the Xbone- both which lag behind the Smartphone Appers. This data doesn't include Japan, Canada, the UK or France. And the majority of the 3ds software is coming from Japan anyway.

These numbers don't mean anything without details.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I find it bizarre Reggie and Iwata would make such claims abut no droughts. Admittedly the may have just lied to sell consoles, but I would think Ninendo would know that only hurts them in the long run. If you count tgat scenario out, that suggests that either: A. something got delayed which screwed their calendar up, or B. They have something to sell between DK and MK, but don't want to announce it until DK is out so it doesn't hurt its sales.

If they went and announced something like Bayonetta for early April in the nxt direct, it would go a long way to appeasing people. Like me.



MrGawain commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:

I'm amused all three companies are being so vague about sales. Although it's pretty obvious a lot of 'core' gamers are going to buy a PS4, and diehard Xbox fans will buy a One, I think the belief both systems selling 10m in the first year by some fans is vastly deluded. Fanatics will want the consoles no matter how few games there are to play, but the larger gaming community that has gaming as a part time hobby or just likes to dip their toe in with certain titles may be harder to snare. High attachment rates suggest those who have a console are more extreme fans- I myself own 25 games for the Wii U, which makes you wonder to balance this how many people own a Wii U with just one game?

The Wii U's problems may just be a precursor to an industry wide slump.



MrGawain commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:


Not entirely true, if the Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 don't entice a large consumer base as a whole, Ubisoft will find it extremely hard to keep producing big budget games. So it's in their interest for any console that their product could be on to do well.

At this moment in time, there is no guarantee the PS4 and Xbox One will sell 150m-200m consoles between them.