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Lack of 3rd party support on Wii U – It’s just one excuse after another

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At the author’s request, I will be posting the whole article here on PlayerEssence. However, make sure you check out Wii U Gaming Zone for a different take on Wii U news, opinion pieces, and retro gaming.

Now before you read this article there is one thing I want to make abundantly clear, this article is not any form of flame bait or an attempt to start some kind of riot. It is merely an article expressing my own opinion on the Wii U’s third-party support or lack there of, so please do not take it as anything more. But above all else, please enjoy the article as I am sure there will be points that you either agree or disagree with.

Nintendo Is 3rd Party Publishers’ Worst Nightmare – Diego Arias


PE freelance writer Diego Arias has penned an interesting article discussing Nintendo and third-party support. See the full article below.

Is it Wrong I’m Enjoying Mario & Luigi Dream Team more than Destiny?

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I downloaded the Destiny Beta yesterday and played through a couple of hours of the campaign. I also started up Mario & Luigi Dream Team on the Nintendo 3DS. And while the Destiny beta is great for what its worth…..I found Mario & Luigi’s Dream Team far more addicting, despite having inferior graphics, gameplay modes, and features.

Ricard Julianti’s E3 Expectations and Predictions: Microsoft

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:  Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios at Microsoft Corp. speaks during Microsoft Xbox news conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

It has been a while, but E3 is upon us yet again. Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving my expectations and a few guesses as to what each of the Big 3 have planned. Considering Microsoft will be the first to present this year, I thought I’d start with them. Let’s get started, shall we?

Gaijin Goombah Discusses all the Samus Complaints – Opinion Video

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Gaijin Goombah discusses all the complains leveled at Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS.

GameSpot’s Reasoning for Murdered Soul Suspect not Coming to Wii U is a bit Off


William Usher from Gaming Blend has brought up an interesting point about Murdered Soul Suspect not coming to Wii U. While he agrees with the developer essentially saying they don’t want to make a lazy port for the game, he took some exception to GameSpot writer Eddie Makuch blaming the Wii U’s install base for the game not coming, when the Xbox One’s install base is lower. Read a snippet of the article below. 

Why the ‘Nintendo Fusion’ will Certainly Regain Third-Party Support – The Nintendo Industry


Roy from The Nintendo Industry feels that Nintendo’s next rumored handheld and console the Fusion, will regain third-party support. Read a snippet of his article below.

Game Droughts – A Matter of Perception? – Nintendo Enthusiast

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Nintendo Enthusiast’s Kris Godwin has penned a nice article discussing game droughts, or at least the perception of game droughts. Check out a snippet of the article below. 

Could the Wii U Actually be Stronger than the PS4/Xbox One?

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There is so much technical jargon in this post it made my head spin. But there is a guy who actually thinks the Wii U is stronger than the PS4 and Xbox One, and he ‘appears’ to be doing a good job of explaining why. Read the full post here. Or you can get the cliff notes version below. 

Change is Coming to Nintendo, big Change

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Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata, has admitted he misread the market. He also said that he needs to a better job of tracking Western trends. Change is coming to Nintendo, Iwata said it himself. But what change is coming? Here are my ideas of what I think, Nintendo will do to remedy Wii U and 3DS sales. 

Community Article – Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2014

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Playeressence user Gryphonofmight, has listed his top ten most anticipated games of 2014. See which games made the top ten below. 

The 8th Generation will be just as bad, or Worse than the 7th Generation

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We have a brand new writer for Playeressence! His name is Diego Arias, and he feels that the 8th generation of systems, will have more issues and problems than the 7th generation. 

The Nintendo Network is Inferior to the Competition… Or is it? – Nintendo Enthusiast


The Nintendo Network is loved by many Nintendo fans, but deemed inferior to Xbox Live and PSN by others. So is the Nintendo Network truly inferior? Read this article on Nintendo Enthusiast to find out. 

Microsoft, Don’t Bother with Japan – The Xbox 360 is About to get Outsold by the Wii U


Microsoft has announced that they are “committed” to releasing the Xbox One in Japan, in 2014. While Microsoft might be committed to doing this, the Japanese consumers are not committed to buying Microsoft’s consoles. 

Top 5 Games that make Microsoft and Sony fans Wanting Nintendo to go Third-Party

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It’s pretty clear at this point that a lot of Microsoft and Sony fans want Nintendo to go third-party. Even Jason Rubin, the former CEO of THQ said he wants Nintendo to go software only. I was going to write article why Nintendo won’t go third-party anytime soon, but that type of article has been beaten to death. So I figured I can write an article on the games that drive Microsoft and Sony fans to say Nintendo should go third-party. Here are the top five upcoming games I could think of. 

Nintendo is Currently Dominating Japan


Just in case you missed the Media Create Charts this morning, Nintendo sold more than 200,000 units of hardware this past week. The 3DS sold over 181,556 units. The Wii U picked up 74,903 units, while 14 Nintendo titles charted in the top 20. Super Mario 3D World pushed another 57,862 units. Showing that Mario games always sell for long periods of time. While GungHo’s Puzzle and Dragons Z moved 543,630 units. More details below. 

Depressing Realities Surrounding Next-Gen Gaming – Pietriots

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Gaming site Pietriots, has listed four depressing realities surrounding “next-gen gaming.” From Platinum Games to DRM, this article covers a wide rage of “depressing realities” in the gaming industry right now. Read the article here. Thanks Normal Gamer for the tip!

Nintendo is Acting Dicey on Which Videos they Claim on YouTube


As you guys know, I’m a huge Nintendo fan. But at the same time, I feel Nintendo is being quite dicey with their YouTube Copyright policies. 

10 Reasons to pick up the Wii U over the Competition – Techland

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You guys know how I do it at Playeressence, I try to be balanced. I just posted a video with Rich from ReviewTech blasting Nintendo and agreeing with Jason Rubin. Now I’ll post an article discussing some good news on Wii U. Check it out here. Thanks Ricard for the tip! Btw Ricard published a new article yesterday. 

The Return of Ricard: PS4 or Xbox One? Neither.


You guys asked for him, and he has responded. Ricard Julianti is finally back with another interesting, amazing, and thoughtful opinion article. If you only have time to do one thing today, make sure it’s to read this article. 

Games Aren’t Film: Colonisation and Media Blindness – IGN Freelance


Freelance writer Tim Biggs has written an excellent opinion piece on the games industry, select media coverage, and big budget games. Get some snippets of his piece below. 

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft Have You in the Palms of their Hands – Nintendo Enthusiast


Nintendo Enthusiast has published a fantastic article discusses the “real” gaming industry, and how the console wars is a fabricated thing to manipulate gamers and “fanboys.” Check out a snippet of the article below.