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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: 03/26/09, 18:23:28 by 
I was getting kind of worried there for awhile. Now if you haven't gotten around to the first game yet, get on it! Lisa Kudrow would approve... (more)
Posted: 03/25/09, 18:38:05 by 
New Wii update available... play games off SD cards... SDHC card support... (more)
Posted: 03/17/09, 21:39:56 by 
As a lad of Indian descent, Tennis was expected of me. Tennis and Mathematics. Tennis, Mathematics, and an eventual career in Medicine or Engineering. Ping Pong was a mandatory elective, soccer was optional, and basketball was entirely out of the question. Given that, I played tennis, but I never really knew if I enjoyed it. It took the loss of opponents, youth, and flexibility to make me realize that, yes, I actually did like playing tennis. But that realization came far too late, and my annual tennis match does little to quench my thirst for the sport of nerds... (more)
Posted: 03/16/09, 18:14:36 by 
During an interview conducted during an EA Community Event on Thursday, March 12, Peter Moore was surprisingly candid and forthcoming about EA's approach to sports games on the Wii. He admitted that the company was still feeling out how to create successful sports titles on the system that has taken the world by storm. Apparently, the plan is to keep trying different approaches until a franchise/sport gains traction, after which they will refine and iterate on that concept, the most successful example to this point being Tiger Woods Golf, which was not only EA's biggest sports title on the Wii in '08, but their biggest '08 Wii title, period. Further Tiger Woods games on the Wii will improve upon this winning formula. The upcoming Tiger Woods Golf 10 looks to be the definitive entry in the series thus far, featuring over 20 courses, improved motion control shot mechanics, robust simultaneous online play, and brand new (top-secret!) game modes that are sure to extend the already healthy life of the product. Virtual duffers should have a lot to look forward to... (more)
Posted: 03/12/09, 21:18:39 by 
Nintendo Press release... (more)
Posted: 02/26/09, 18:22:09 by 
Wow, pretty big press release from Nintendo. The important bits... (more)
Posted: 01/23/09, 06:14:37 by 
Will we ever see the Spring?.. (more)
Posted: 01/13/09, 05:50:08 by 
I should probably apologize for the slight delay in our GOTY 2008 awards. It’s been a crazy last few weeks, what with last minute programming on the site, organizing and participating in the first annual Negative World Chicago Gamer’s Day, and subsequently being sick the entire week after. But it is better late than never. Special thanks to everyone who voted and made it all possible... (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: 12/10/08, 07:48:02 by 
DAMN this is HUGE, Dragon Quest sells like a billion copies over there. VIII on PS2 was one of my favorite RPGs of the generation, so if X is as good I'm definitely in line... (more)
Posted: 12/02/08, 23:43:04 by 
Stolen from Anandxxx's post on IGN (ps, he's here now... somewhere... lurking?) (more)
 

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