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Nintendo has made 71 Brand new Franchises Since 2001


While many clueless gamers claim that Nintendo does not make new franchises or IPs, this article from Mii-Gamer just destroys that mindset completely. Mii-Gamer has rounded up all the new IPs Nintendo has made since 2001. And it reveals that Nintendo made over 70 new IPs in the time span. 

Splatoon – Nintendo’s Next Great Franchise?


Nintendo Enthusiast as uploaded a nice article discussing the potential of Nintendo’s next new IP: Splatoon. This game is a 4 vs 4 online multiplayer shooter where players shoot ink to cover up territories. Players can also hide and transform into a squid when they are in the same color ink as their own. Check out the article on Nintendo Enthusiast, then come back to Playeressence to discuss.

Nintendo’s Overlooked Online Innovations – Thumbsticks


Thumbsticks has penned and interesting opinion article on Nintendo’s online ventures through the years. Read the article here, then come back to PE to discuss.

Nintendo TreeHouse Streaming and Digital Event is the way of the Future – Forbes


Nintendo really knocked it out of the park this year with their E3 2014 plans. Between the excellent Robot Chicken skits, Iwata and Reggie brawl, Super Smash Bros tournament, Amiibo unveiling, and non-stop live streaming, Nintendo brought an amazing format to E3 this year. It seems like Forbes writer Erik Kain agrees. He has penned a fantastic article discussing why Nintendo’s E3 strategy is the way of the future. 

Imagining Nintendo’s Dedicated User Discounts on the Wii U


DePapier from the Playeressence community has written another article discussing Nintendo’s possible discount and dedicated user program Iwata mentioned during the investor meeting in January.

Kotaku’s Stance on Anonymous Sources Is Selfish Journalism – Fate of the game


After the whole Watch Dogs debacle from Kotaku. Stephen Totilo, editor in chief of Kotaku said “Anonymous sources are, I believe, an essential part of reporting.” As an editor myself, I feel this is completely BS, as what Mr. Totilo forgot to mention to his loyal readers is ‘anonymous sources’ are a way for Kotaku to gain more revenue by beating other news outlets to the punch. Fate of the game has written a nice article discussing the practice of journalism, and how Kotaku is breaking many rules for their own selfish gain. Read the article here, then come back to PE to discuss. 

Super Mario 3D World Sales Break past 1 Million, While Knack and Lighting Returns tank


Super Mario 3D World’s opening week sales were absolutely destroyed by the media. Unfair comparisons, proclamations of being outsold with missing information, and just flat-out sensational titled articles, infested the internet for weeks regarding Super Mario 3D World’s sales. But as the dust settled, and the Wii U sold more units, Super Mario 3D World is proving to be an “evergreen” title. While Lighting Returns and Knack sales have fallen off a cliff. 

Why is Negative Wii U news so Popular? – Nintendo Enthusiast


Nintendo Enthusiast’s Shawn Long has published an interesting discussing why negative Nintendo news is so popular. Get a snippet of the article below. 

The PS4 has Turned into the ‘Shooterbox 4’

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The days of Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, and Jak & Daxter filling PlayStation consoles worldwide are long gone, and may never come back. With the release of Sony’s latest console, the PS4. The firm has successfully transitioned the fanbase from platform and RPG fans, to shooter and online multiplayer fans, in about one generations’ time. 

Why Nintendo Should Jump on the Achievement Bandwagon


I really feel Nintendo should have a universal achievement system for the Wii U. In this article from VGU.TV, the author discusses why Nintendo should jump on the achievement bandwagon. Read a snippet of the article below. 

Would Another Industry Crash be Such a Bad Thing?

Playeressence’s second community opinion piece is here. Ricard Julianti is back to bring another well written, formulated opinion on the gaming industry. Check it out past the link. It’s a must read. 

Why the Wii U Might be Getting more 3rd Party Support than you Think

Our first community opinion piece is here. Ricard Julianti, will now be penning articles for Playeressence  every now and then. Check out Ricard’s first piece here! It’s really good, a must read to be honest. 

The Xbox 720 & PS4 need Powerful Hardware, the Wii U does not

The Wii U’s graphical capabilities have been partially revealed online, and while it’s an upgrade from the current generation of graphics, the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be capable of much more graphically. This is something that has been known for a while now, just not proven. I didn’t expect Nintendo to come out with an ultra powerful or expensive machine. It’s around the same cost of a PS Vita with a Memory Card.

A large majority of Nintendo fans just wanted better online, HD graphics, and great games. Which Nintendo is already delivering on. Some skeptics have written off the Wii U and said it won’t have the power to compete with the Xbox 720 and PS4. What gamers need to understand is the Xbox 720 and PS4 need the extra power for the type of games their audiences play. The Wii U does not need to be super powerful system for the type of games it will be hosting. 

Creating the Perfect Naruto Fighting Game

Creating the Perfect Naruto game

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By owner/editor-in-chief Furious Francis

I am a huge Naruto fan. I’ve been watching the show since 2007 and love every bit of it. Unfortunately  the Naruto video games do not touch the level of quality the anime displays. Sure, if you’re a Naruto fan, playing Ultimate Ninja 2 is going to be fun, but the games lack the depth and strategy other fighting games have

Star Wars 1313: Trailer Afterthoughts


Trailer Afterthoughts: Star Wars 1313

No Jedi’s in a Star Wars game is a nice change of pace from the terrible Force Unleashed games. The shooting combat style and some of the gameplay seen in the E3 demo makes it look like Mass Effect, but just set in the Star Wars plot. This game is said to take place in the middle of the first trilogy of the Star Wars movies and the second trilogy. This is a third person action-adventure game and looks awesome having a mature theme.  The Developers describe 1313 as mature dark atmosphere and gritty style without being extremely bloody.