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Posted: 04/08/09, 10:13:55 by 
Figured I'd link to this and get everyone's thoughts here as well. I have to admit I blew a slight fuse at the news (unintentional rhyme, folks), as you can tell from my replies in the thread... (more)
Posted: 03/27/09, 22:56:28 by 
I hate the term “hardcore gamer.” I really do. It's already tough enough to define it as it stands, but it is a constantly evolving term. Yet it continues to pervade industry marketing chatter as if it is some firm and easily definable term, and it has become the most used term of note in respect to 3rd party sales on the Wii. Publishers can accept that 3rd party casual games can and do sell on the Wii, as games like Carnival Games the the Rayman Raving Rabbids series have shown. Publishers can also accept that hardcore 1st party games can sell, though they accept this a bit more hesitantly. But what about the 3rd party hardcore? Is there even a hardcore market on the Wii worth 3rd party time and effort, or are the Nintendo hardcore titles that sell an anomaly based on a very dedicated core Nintendo fanbase who is unwilling to look outside Nintendo to satisfy their hardcore needs? Who exactly is buying the Wii and how willing are these Wii owners to try out hardcore games from 3rd parties? These are the questions many publishers are asking themselves, and with the ever-growing Wii userbase these are questions they cannot ignore, yet they mostly seem content to sit back and hope that others take the first step in determining the answers to these questions. Personally, I wonder if they are asking questions a bit prematurely before dealing with the most important one that all of the rest stem from, which is; “What, exactly, do we mean by a hardcore gamer or a hardcore game?” How do you base your publishing decisions off of a term you haven't fully defined? But alas, I digress. For now we will assume that publishers know what they mean, though I will deal with that a bit further down... (more)
Posted: 01/23/09, 06:14:37 by 
Will we ever see the Spring?.. (more)
Posted: 12/15/08, 09:41:56 by 
This is an ongoing discussion between me and ... Zero. I thought I'd continue it here, so others could jump in if they were interested in any of the topics. It would be kind of confusing to post my response without any context, so I'm including his last response. Without any context. See if you can figure out what we were talking about. It'll be fun. Like Memento... (more)
Posted: 10/28/08, 06:45:08 by 
Since this can all be very confusing, we’ll start by getting the Homebrew Channel on your Wii first. Once we get that on your system. Adding applications will make more sense later on... (more)
Posted: 10/26/08, 04:01:13 by 
Yeah, yeah, it's on my site, but it's a good interview nonetheless!.. (more)
Posted: 08/28/08, 23:52:41 by 
It has come to my attention that many forum users in this crazy post-E3 2008 world have taken on a rather negative view of the future of Nintendo game publishing on the Wii. Not here on the Negative World mind you (ironic?) but elsewhere on this vast thing called the Internet. Apparently it can simply be assumed as word of law that Nintendo has completely and utterly abandoned the... shudders... "core" gamers to focus solely on the new market, and we should never expect another AAA core game from Nintendo again. But not content with this overly bleak future outlook, some are trying to destroy the past as well. It’s not just this E3 that Nintendo turned on us, it has been this way from the very start of the Wii! A small handful of decent Nintendo published titles interspersed with a large amount of casual garbage, while the other two console manufacturers are putting out AAA title after AAA title... (more)
Posted: 07/21/08, 23:45:50 by 
Oops, Miyamoto has done it again!.. (more)
Posted: 07/19/08, 00:20:43 by 
Yep, it is that time of year again. E3 2008 is officially over and now comes the weeks and months of dealing with the fallout. Microsoft started things off in true M3G4T0N fashion with a shocker, announcing that Final Fantasy XIII will be coming to the Xbox 360 (in the West,) leading legions of PS3 fans to contemplate slitting their wrists and ending it all. But they got over it soon enough; a truly massive online game called MAG from Zipper and a God of War 3 teaser at the PS3 conference stopped diehard fans on the razor's edge and gave them a second chance at life, not to mention confirmation that Eternal Sonata is finally coming to the US for PS3. Not quite a Final Fantasy XIII level steal, but enough to at least make it seem like a back and forth battle. Both sides still argue that they “won” E3, and both seem pretty content... (more)
Posted: 07/08/08, 01:43:06 by 
I would wager that the GBA is probably the greatest gaming system of all time. It has a massive variety of games, ranging from some of the best platformers (Wario Land 4 and the Super Mario games) to amazing RPGs (Yggdra Union, Kingdom Hearts, and Mario and Luigi) as well as everything in between. While it had a terribly short life compared to the original Gameboy, it was a haven for great games (as well as shovelware). And this thread right here on NeoGaf is an epic compilation of the greatest GBA games... (more)
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