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TeMPO

TeMPO

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TeMPO

#5

TeMPO commented on Tomorrow's World of Goo:

This is some of the best news I've heard in a while. From the sound of it I would expect them to develop a totally new IP. Besides, World of Goo is one of the greatest independent games ever made and a sequel could possibly detract from that. I'm gonna watch this one.

TeMPO

#6

TeMPO commented on Rage of the Gladiator to Cost 1000 Wii Points:

Wow...so many people eager to spend 1000 points on this thing and I can't for the life of me see why. It looks like a big pile of fail waiting to happen. Of course they dropped the price. I know I'd be pissed if I wasted a whole 1500 points on a game that turned out to be rubbish. On the other hand, I do have to admit that I did like this game the first time I saw it...back when it was called Punch-Out!!

TeMPO

#7

TeMPO commented on Super Meat Boy Coming to Xbox Live Arcade:

@thelawyer
True, I refuse to buy a 360 even if it means missing out on some of their exclusives that I really want to play. But, having said that, despite my opinion on the console I do have to admit that Xbox LIVE does provide the best online service of the three consoles so I suppose you're getting what you pay for. But still, I wish it was coming to PSN instead.

TeMPO

#8

TeMPO commented on Warner Bros. Interactive Announces New Batman ...:

LOL @ the first post: "Hopefully this will be as good as arkham asylum." If you were being sarcastic, that was really funny. If you were being serious, that was really sad.

Having said that, as a diehard Batman fan I'll be checking it out regardless of how good (or bad) it may be.

TeMPO

#9

TeMPO commented on Super Meat Boy Coming to Xbox Live Arcade:

@PhoenixRising

No creditable following? SMB has been nominated as a finalist for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2010 Independent Games Festival. That means that it's in the top 5 games of over 300 entered into the competition this year, putting it at the same class with some of the best independent releases to date such as World of Goo, Audiosurf, Everyday Shooter and Crayon Physics Deluxe who are all past nominees. To top that it's one of only three games to be nominated this year as a finalist in more than one category. For an independent game that's about as creditable as you can get. So no, it's not gonna die. It's only gonna get bigger. Good job looking silly, though.

TeMPO

#10

TeMPO commented on Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii De...:

@lz2010: I don't see any "blast". I see a factual answer to a question about their market. And as far as sales go, Wii is in first place due to a combination of price, accessibility and first party content. PS3 is in last place because it's been the most expensive console available since launch...but, on the other hand, it's also the most advanced console on the market and comes with the most features out of the box so you get what you pay for. This conversation is about third party development, not console sales. I hate when people lazily throw out the overall Wii sales figures rather than providing a valid argument or even putting any thought into their response.

And @JimLad: Um, possibly. But I'd think it's probably more accurate to say that you're losing out on potential development opportunities from major developers because most of the third party garbage that is allowed to be released on the Wii has developed a stigma among consumers. That's the real issue.

and finally @Metroid_Fan: I roll my eyes at all the folks on here that pass this off as a Sony exec stroking his own ego. This is something that has been said by other developers for months. Hell, back in like third quarter of last year the Electronic Arts CEO was going on about how disappointing their sales for Wii titles had been when compared to the other platforms. All we're seeing from this guy's interview is a culmination of months of frustration from a number of major publishers. So I don't get it. What's hilarious, exactly?

TeMPO

#11

TeMPO commented on Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii De...:

I love reading threads like this just to see all the fanboys who seem to have zero gaming experience outside of the Nintendo market freak out like someone just groped their mother in front of them.

Rm88's list pretty much says it all. Memorable third party games for the Wii are just far too rare. On the other side of the coin, when you look at how many outstanding third party titles hit the PS3 this year you can't really deny that there's a huge gap in quality of development between the two consoles.

TeMPO

#12

TeMPO commented on Review: Max & the Magic Marker (WiiWare):

I've been playing this quite a bit since it came out this week and I have yet to notice a framerate issue. Overall the game is exactly what I hoped it would be and well worth the purchase.

TeMPO

#14

TeMPO commented on DS and Wii "Year's Worst Platforms":

@colmtheperson

Yes, the 150+ gaming sites Metacritic gets these results from are all obviously consipring against the Wii. It's totally rigged. I'm positive it has nothing at all to do with most Wii games being worthless.

And your inability to name 10 PS3 games says more about your lack of interest in other consoles than it does about the PS3 library. Especially considering the amount of incredible titles released this year.

TeMPO

#15

TeMPO commented on DS and Wii "Year's Worst Platforms":

I kick myself once again as I am now far dumber for having taken the time to read some of these comments. Given the title, the fanboy reactions were pretty expected, but I don't see how anyone can really refute the article for what it is...that being the truth.

If I'm going shopping for a console game, there is maybe one Wii game to every 10 PS3 games (and that's a generous estimate) that I would consider buying.

There are some great Wii games on the market, but the majority of the its library is generally comprised of rubbish. That's all the article is saying.

As a side note, I love the comments that I find about "bias" from posters on this site. The irony is overwhelming.

TeMPO

#18

TeMPO commented on Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo:

@Ristar42 Yeah, not aesthetics so much. Hell, I'm 30 and the games I'm looking forward to playing most at the moment on my Wii are A Boy and His Blob and Max and the Magic Marker. I don't think games should have to be realistic to appeal to an adult audience. By games that appeal to the 'modern adult market' I was really referring to those that offer more serious story-driven, strategic and/or tactical gameplay since, if you're looking at the series' that really have that large following on other platforms, those are the ones that seem to stand out. Unfortunately, on the flipside of that, graphic violence and gore seems to be more and more common among games made for teen and adult audiences as well, which is (in my opinion) a big downside to what the other systems provide on a larger scale. So that's kinda what I meant - the Wii doesn't really offer a lot of games that follow those trends, which I think is both a bad and a good thing respectively.

TeMPO

#19

TeMPO commented on Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo:

I might agree with you on that if the PS3 was the first-generation of its kind (as I believe the 3DO and Neo-Geo were), but as a system in its third iteration roughly 15 years down the track I don't see them plummeting into ruin anytime soon. Especially with sales now on a substantial rise from the price drop for the PS3 slim.

TeMPO

#20

TeMPO commented on Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo:

"Maybe that's why they're giving it a 10-year lifespan... that's how long it will take for the devs to catch up to it!"

Of course...because planning ahead with the evolution of the market in mind is obviously a stupid move.

TeMPO

#21

TeMPO commented on Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo:

I totally agree with super-nintendo's comment about Uncharted. I only just got the first one a couple months back and was completely blown away by it so I'm itching to try out the second. From what I've seen so far it will easily come away with game of the year. So if you do get a PS3 you need to pick that one up pronto. It's a must-play.

@LEGEND_MARIOID: That doesn't really make sense to me. To me a gamer is a gamer. "Hardcore" is just a silly elitist title people like to give themselves so that they sound more important than they actually are. I don't understand why anyone would want to wedge themselves into one corner of the industry, especially when many times it's only based on principles bred from ignorant statements like "this platform is the best, that one is crap". Gaming is, and has always been, about having fun and every platform presents new ways of having fun through their exclusive content. So no, I don't think it has anything to do with whether or not people are "hardcore" gamers. I think it has more to do with peoples' bandwagon opinions unfortunately denying them of something they would most likely enjoy if they actually gave it a chance.

@Ristar42: In a way, you actually do qualify, as do most VC users...myself included. If you look at the majority of the market on the Wii it does seem to provide a lot (not entirely, but a lot) for a younger demographic. But, as you pointed out, it also has tons of classic VC content. But the irony is that the reason a lot of us like those games is because that's what WE played when WE were young. VC still targets a youth audience, but instead of targeting it directly they target it through nostalgia. We enjoy it and, in turn, spend money on it because we're able to go back and revisit the things we enjoyed when we were younger. It's the same reasons behind why I have a soft spot for older toys and cartoons while I really couldn't care less about modern versions of the same series...because they're what I used to love and what I feel are the classics. The originals I enjoyed as a kid. But if you step outside of that and look at it from the viewpoint of someone who didn't play those games while they were growing up and doesn't have that nostalgic draw towards them, then no, the Wii doesn't have nearly as much to offer the modern adult market when compared to what's available on the PS3, 360 and PC.

TeMPO

#22

TeMPO commented on Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo:

The fanboy bias in some of these comments are just as ridiculous as the blanket statement made by Tretton.

For the longest time after moving to Australia from the USA I started over with only a PC. Then I bought a Wii and, while I found a fair number of games enjoyable, what irked me the most was the constant stream of worthless games hitting the shelves and an even worse selection of new and original downloadable titles on WiiWare. Then, after a while, I went out and bought a PS3. Since then I haven't begun to run out of worthwhile titles, both on disk and via download.

I've been a big fan of Nintendo since I was about 5. I'm 30 now. And for what it is, I think the Wii is a great console. It's not necessarily Nintendo that I'm disenchanted with at the moment, since I agree that they themselves have taken plenty of risks in stepping away from conventional hardware and making gaming accessible to a wider audience. I just wish the same ingenuity and imagination applied to the majority of Wii developers. So while I don't agree that Sony has taken greater risks than Nintendo, I do think that game-for-game the PS3 provides a far better library of titles to choose from. Fortunately, from the looks of some of the Wii and WiiWare games in development, the bar is being raised a bit. Hopefully more developers take note of that and learn from it.

As a side note, I see a lot of people on this site make ignorant comments about other platforms on a regular basis. But I fail to see how one can say they are a gamer and at the same deny themselves the experiences that the majority of the gaming market offer. Especially (as super-nintendo pointed out above) when many of the greatest games of the past decade have only been available on other platforms.

TeMPO

#24

TeMPO commented on Interviews: ColorZ - Exkee:

I downloaded I-Fluid on Steam a few weeks back. It's actually pretty brilliant. A bit buggy at times, but the concept is really fresh and different. I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have to offer.

TeMPO

#25

TeMPO commented on Interviews: Super Meat Boy - Team Meat:

These guys would make great politicians. They seem to be able to effectively dodge nearly every question thrown at them in any interview I've read without the interviewer ever saying "seriously mate, that's not an answer". Its actually quite impressive.

TeMPO

#28

TeMPO commented on Icarian Gets a New Name: NyxQuest:

Bloody lawyers. You'd think if it was this big of an issue to them they would have been aware of it and done something BEFORE Over the Top actually brought the game up to the point of release. It doesn't really concern me personally since I'll buy the game regardless, I just really feel bad for the Devs having their IP shafted and getting stuck with having a lame name slapped onto their first commercial project.

TeMPO

#29

TeMPO commented on Shia LaBeouf Disses the Wii:

@Kid_A
Man, what are the odds in that? I sat pondering for ages during that post..."hmmm, should I say burned your family or shat in your mother's cereal". Looks like I picked the wrong example yet again. Damn you, law of averages.

TeMPO

#30

TeMPO commented on Shia LaBeouf Disses the Wii:

Jeez folks, chill out. So he slammed the Wii. His loss, big deal. Most of you are reacting like he just set fire to your family. I actually quite like the guy as an actor, though I don't agree with his opinion...but it's his opinion. He's entitled to have it just as much as those people who say "If it's not by Nintendo it's not worth playing"...which is equally as ignorant a statement.