Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Computron34, May 17, 2013.
I'm sometimes in UK, as I hang around London and Birmingham [UK not alabama]
But Nintendo isn't having E3!
*hopes his Best buy will have the E3 demos!*
...Except they are. They're just not having a huge 2-hour stage show like usual.
I really don't think the EA situation really makes that big of a difference in the long run. It all comes down to branding. Nintendo fans are a different breed than Sony or Xbox fans. EA Sports titles and the like are not the big sellers. That's why Nintendo always gets stuck with the half-hearted versions of these games. The market isn't there. You could put out the undeniably best version of a multi-platform game like Madden or Call of Duty on a Nintendo console and it still would sell less due to the system's branding. Certain people refuse to buy Nintendo simply because it's Nintendo, and for no other reason. They will find a reason to bash the system.
The Wii U gamepad is a perfect example. It is an upscaled traditional controller with a touchscreen. The only thing that differentiates it from any other controller is that bad. Every other button and stick on it is completely traditional. It's comfortable to hold and easy to get used to, but it's still criticized. It even has an optional traditional controller that is arguably the most comfortable pad I have ever used in my life, supported by all multi-platform games, and THAT controller is criticized as well for being a knockoff of the other consoles. We'll just forget the undeniable fact that all modern controllers are derivatives of the SNES controller.
The only way for a multiplatform game to sell well on a Nintendo system is to find a meaningful way to incorporate some sort of element in the game to make it scream Nintendo, so that Nintendo fans pick it up. Weird, tacked on elements don't work. It has to be meaningful, and it has to launch simultaneously with other console versions. Think Soul Calibur 2 for Gamecube with Link.
I guess this all went a little off topic, but what happens with EA ultimately depends on the landscape after the PS4 and next Xbox come out. If the Wii U picks up, EA will be back. They will probably be back anyway. Worst case, the Wii U becomes a Nintendo niche console like the Gamecube was, and in the end the Gamecube still made lots of money, it just forced Nintendo to be a little more creative. That's not a bad thing either.
In an age where consoles are more or less the same, I don't understand why some people bash Nintendo for it. But I digress.
However, no one side is free of fault here. Nintendo should've done a better job at getting 3P developers on board, and EA shouldn't have pressed so hard on Nintendo over Origin. (Which, admittedly is easier said than done)
Also, I'd like to leave this here:
AW SHIT MANG DONT TELL ME EA CANCELED JURASSIC PARK 4 U
(I got it I'm just being a dumbass)
I know.. The demos at best buy where supposed to be the clue that I was being sarcastic.
The Wii U Hardcore Controller Looks Familiar
Um it kinda is a KO of the 360 controller, only real difference is the change in right analog stick.
Man I hope you guys are watching the Xbox reveal...
STAHP! You are a bad man!
I have the displeasure of originating in that shit hole. It used to be fairly okay, but going there now it's just so dilapidated and foul. At least, the area around the centre is. I'm returning to Edgbaston/Selly Oak in September for my second degree and that area still looks quite nice. It's no Nottingham though.
I don't get it
If it ain't broke don't fix it? How many people said they really hoped it would be like the 360 controller? I'm extremely pleased it is, because I love my 360 controller.
There's only so many different shapes a standard controller can be after all, and they already did the crazy thing with the Gamecube one.
I missed it because I was at work, but I'm going to go over it now. I saw the picture of the new controller and honestly? Yuck. Should've stuck with the 360 one, that thing is perfect.
No way they nailed it. The controller is great but man EA... wow maybe some of you guys were right, maybe it really doesn't matter. Their strategy seems about as far as possibly removed from Nintendo than you could possibly ever imagine.
You mean the SNES controller?
Take heart, Nintendo fans.
Microsoft just sold a lot of Wii Us.
Nintendo consoles are good for one thing: first party games.
I'm sure Nintendo are very pleased with Microsoft's epic Xbox One unveiling. Iwata might even be smoking a cigar at this point.
like wut... thats like saying the mouse ripped off the nes controller cuz they usually have 2 buttons.
I totally disagree, it reminds me of those old fan-made renders you used to see for these controllers. All sharp edges and awkward geometry. The 360 controller's just a smooth ride from start to end. Not to mention, I love having the big shiny home button in the middle of the controller. The One controller looks like it's missing something with it not being there.
lol in fact, you know what! The One controller kind've looks like a skinny 360 one wearing a shiny hat
I'm not sure I can bring myself to waste thirty odd minutes of my life watching the unveil- especially as Kinect and Sports seems to take up 25 minutes of it- but what did they do exactly? I get the feeling they've gone sorta MS-exclusive from the way people are talking about it.
you don't say! Actual video games this way people!
It really does have a hat!
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