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  • Brandon
  • Jon Turner

    http://gonintendo.com/stories/240205-final-fantasy-xiv-could-see-release-on-nx

    I would prefer Ninetndo to go after KH3 and FFXV, but hopefully this will lead to that. Nintendo hasn’t seen a mainline FF on their console in years, and frankly, it’s about time they get one.

    • Brandon

      nice going turner, your article turned into a hellhole!

  • Brandon
    • Brandon

      WSJ4L just fucking stop I’m flagging you whenever I can!!!!! and If someone bans me because of you, I’m going to scream!!!!!!

  • http://youtube.com/paidenthusiast paidenthusiast

    Rayman creator Michel Ancel has created one of the courses in Super Mario Maker. Now has over 60 pre-installed levels

    http://www.nintendoeverything.com/super-mario-maker-now-thought-to-have-over-60-levels-one-designed-by-raymans-creator/

  • uPadWatcher
  • Travis Touchdown

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    Supposedly, there is a Dr. Mario stage coming along with the new update for Smash 4. It actually makes sense, since there was data for something like this found awhile ago.

    https://twitter.com/ToniCodrea/status/626348372824301568

  • 7thlevel JR
  • Joseph

    Hey Francis, I think you should check out this video series
    https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJA_jUddXvY62dhVThbeegLPpvQlR4CjF

  • Travis Touchdown

    http://www.valhallagamestudios.com/en/company/release/20150721.pdf

    Valhalla released some new tidbits on their website.

    Interesting bits I noticed:

    The PC game is EXCLUSIVE, which apparently means that it is not the same thing as the Wii U’s online mode.

    Nintendo now co-owns the IP with Valhalla. Apparently, they did allow the PC version to happen.

    There’s still no specific NA launch date.

    They keep describing Devil’s Third online as a ‘service.’ Which kind of confuses me.

  • uPadWatcher

    Nintendo of Japan has uploaded Devil’s Third Japanese introduction trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuV_9zpKMZQ

  • Brandon

    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-publishing-devils-third-in-north-america-in-q4-2015/ this should piss wii u owners off. A different version of devils third is coming to pc and no longer exclusive to wii u. EVEN NOA IS PUBLISHING THE DAMN GAME!

    • Emufred

      I don’t see why people would be angry about the game coming to PC, it’s only the multiplayer version.

      • Brandon

        even if I or ANYBODY wasn’t upset tell that to ign and gamespot especially gamespot where they will say “wii u loses yet another exclusive devils third” whatever I hope it’s cross platform multiplayer and before you dismiss me on that part. If indies can do cross platform multiplayer with wii u and other devices. so can these guys.

        • Emufred

          I would never dismiss the idea of cross platform multiplayer. That would be great.

          Well it’s still “console exclusive” with, until told otherwise, the only single player version.

          • Brandon

            well I actually meant dismiss like “it will not happen cause of x reason” but thanks.

  • uPadWatcher

    RUMOR ALERT- AMD could be manufacturing the processor for Nintendo’s ninth generation console codename: NX http://mynintendonews.com/2015/07/18/amd-could-be-manufacturing-the-nintendo-nx-processor/

  • SoccerStar9001

    xd

  • eaglebob345

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/17/nintendo-wii-u-love/

    Interesting read. I’d recommend steering clear of the comments section, it’s so rancid.

  • Santiago3:16

    Itagaki Addresses Devil’s Third Previews; Will Do “Everything He Can for Gamers”
    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/itagaki-addresses-devils-third-previews-will-do-everything-he-can-for-gamers/

  • Jon Turner
  • uPadWatcher

    Francis… since you’re the owner of a Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo and Monolith Soft have released an updated patch! http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-receives-version-1-0-1-update/

  • Joseph

    Hey Francis, I think you might want to read the first impressions of devil’s third because so far, it doesn’t look good.

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/07/first_impressions_trying_to_believe_in_devils_third

    http://www.videogamer.com/wiiu/devils_third/preview-3910.html

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    http://akiragr.tumblr.com/post/124111778205/devils-third-preview

    Here is the first (as far as I know) English preview of Devil’s Third. The person who wrote this has been teasing about this on Tomonobu Itagaki’s Facebook page for the last week. And it shows screenshots we’ve not seen before, so I believe this is legit.

    The preview also states that the American release date is August 26. Now, this person is from Greece, so his English is a little choppy, but I don’t believe this release date is a translation error.

    And here’s the original, Greek version, for anyone curious:

    http://nintendonext.gr/mia-proti-matia-sto-devils-third/

  • uPadWatcher

    I have some sad news to report, Francis. Nintendo Japan President and CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away. http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-president-satoru-iwata-has-passed-away/

  • DylanWins

    This is a dark day for Nintendo and the entire video game industry. Satoru Iwata has passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

  • Guidosaur

    Dark Souls 3: Gameplay Impressions Q&A
    by Oroboro

  • uPadWatcher

    BREAKING NEWS- Nintendo of America recognizes fans’ interest in Devil’s Third, more news soon. http://nintendoeverything.com/noa-recognizes-fan-interest-in-devils-third-will-have-news-soon/

  • uPadWatcher

    7 things the NX need to be succeeded — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TB0VtdQ2w

  • Hidden Flare

    Hey I’m not sure if this demands to be known or anything but it is a game by a big developer and the actual show has a big fanbase so I figure this is worth reporting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1vSV3F7P40

  • uPadWatcher

    Platinum Games talks about working with Miyamoto and co-developed game Star Fox Zero. http://nintendoeverything.com/star-fox-zero-devs-on-working-with-miyamotonintendo-not-a-simple-game-walker-transformation-talk/

  • uPadWatcher

    Valhalla Game Studios says they’re ready to answer questions about Devil’s Third. http://mynintendonews.com/2015/07/04/valhalla-games-says-theyre-ready-to-answer-questions-about-devils-third/

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)
  • GeneralBrown178
  • uPadWatcher

    Wii U Exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles X Dominated Japanese Digital Downloads in May http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/06/28/wii-u-exclusive-jrpg-xenoblade-chronicles-x-dominated-japanese-downloads-in-may/

  • uPadWatcher

    Xenoblade Chronicles X was the #1 selling digital download in Japan for May 2015! http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/xenoblade-chronicles-x-was-top-selling-digital-title-in-japan-for-may/

  • 7thlevel JR
    • uPadWatcher

      Troll bait.

  • GeneralBrown178

    I was reading this article and found an interesting quote from Miyamoto. https://fortune.com/2015/06/23/shigeru-miyamoto-wii-u/

    He said “I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software that I’m involved in—for example, the new Starfox game,” he says. “Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

  • Kris Godwin

    Project CARS head Ian Bell rudely responds to fan asking about Wii U version:

    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Can-the-Wii-U-run-PCARS&p=942776&viewfull=1#post942776

    Sarcasm or not, this is no way to address someone who was politely asking about a game they were originally promised.

  • uPadWatcher

    Monolith Soft on Xenoblade Chronicles X including sharing developer insight and open to help other Nintendo teams- http://nintendoeverything.com/monolith-soft-on-xenoblade-chronicles-x-sharing-dev-insight-and-open-to-helping-other-nintendo-teams/

  • Guidosaur

    Project M 3.6 Beta just released with a trailer and change log http://projectmgame.com/en/

  • *NormalGamer*

    Well, looky here:

    http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/23/8836513/fire-emblem-fates-same-sex-relationships-nintendo

    Should be interesting; and on Pride month, too. ^_^

    • Titangamecube

      Hey what are your thoughts on the 2 different versions of the game? The way I see it is: If you bought/tolerated Pokemon and the Zelda Oracle games, then it really doesn’t matter. I have seen games with 2 different sides of the story packed in on one disc but my complaints about having that are: Either the two stories aren’t fleshed out enough or the gameplay is lacking, both of which can hurt a game.

  • uPadWatcher

    RUMOR ALERT! Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water a digital-only release in North America? http://nintendoeverything.com/will-fatal-frame-maiden-of-black-water-be-a-digital-only-release-in-north-america/

  • fitmclaren

    Hey Francis. Sorry for bothering you about this, but did you announced the winner of the 3 pack Splatoon amiibo set yet?

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      Coming this weekend!

  • ednice

    There’s a lot of misconceptions about Shenmue 3 right now, this video explains it.

    • Guidosaur

      This is really informative. Wish it would get posted so people would stop bitching.

  • Santiago3:16
  • Phantom_6thMan
  • Ray01X

    Metroid Prime Federation Force has single-player, Metroids, and Samus is in it among other details.

    http://www.gonintendo.com/stories/236213-metroid-prime-federation-force-new-details-metroids-samus-mak

  • Joshua

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGLe_fR4AJE Here’s something to think about for this year’s E3. Good video from the guy who made the investigation video on Konami’s downfall and look at the tears coming from the mindless fanboys.

  • FalconLawnch

    Nomura wants more Final Fantasy remakes, but not from the PlayStation era - http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/17/nomura-wants-more-final-fantasy-remakes-but-not-from-the-playstation-era/

    I also think you should update this article: http://playeressence.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-confirmed-for-pc/ , as the FFVII remake hasn’t officially been confirmed for another specific platform aside from PS4.

  • Joshua
  • Joshua

    http://egmr.net/2015/06/sony-are-the-masters-of-making-us-cheer-but-for-what/

    Kind of thought provoking to be honest. Are we cheering because they have spun things that have been industry jokes into a positive?

  • eyeofcore

    Watch this videos, I agree with her opinion and you should too.

  • Jet Hammer

    Nintendo is actively monitoring fan/news websites for articles with reactions and feedback. One example is Belgian site 4gamers.be

    https://twitter.com/Phazon4G/status/611314945377107969*

  • GeneralBrown178

    Reggie explains why Zelda Wii U wasn’t shown at E3 2015

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/18/e3-2015-why-nintendo-didnt-show-zelda-wii-u

  • Anti Activity

    Hi Francis,
    Thought this would be an interesting article from Consumerist you like to show your readers.

    How Do Video Game Publishers Continue To Get Away With Mistreating Their Customers?
    http://consumerist.com/2015/06/17/how-do-video-game-publishers-continue-to-get-away-with-mistreating-their-customers/

  • ednice
  • Ray01X

    Seems like Metroid Prime: Federation Force is going to lead up to the next Big Metroid Prime game!

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/17/e3-2015-what-metroid-primes-producer-wants-in-the-next-sequel

  • Mr. Catherwood

    FRANCIS THIS GUY CALLED ME A FAGGOT FOR A THIRD TIME, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO REPLY?

  • Guidosaur
  • Mr. Catherwood

    Francis, this user keeps calling me a fag and then edits his comments, when are you going to do something about this troll?

    http://i61.tinypic.com/2gt6s05.png

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2e6g3g2.png

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick
  • Emufred

    seems platinum game is making a transformer game coming to very console but wii-u thanks to Activision.

    Hopefully this isn’t the surprise announcement :/

    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/13/platinumgames-are-developing-a-transformers-brawler/

  • Andyjoe522

    Something of a followup to that ZeRo tier list you posted a few days back. You seemed interested in ZeRo placing Shulk so low on his list. Here’s a video of ZeRo discussing why he feels Shulk could be among the best characters in the game.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

    Retro Studios to be making a new Donkey Kong Land/Donkey Kong Land?

    Remember Retro’s original tease of ”Can you dig it”

    Good because thats the hint they were giving and if you go back to Gameboy Color and look at the game ”Donkey Kong Land 3”, look at this text

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHFs0cAW8AM_S91.jpg

    Seems to confirm what they’re doing to me or its very coincidential

  • Andyjoe522

    Apparently, Kamiya’s teasing a Wonderful 102 for E3 this year. Of course, knowing Kamiya he could always be trolling.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHK3EEtW4AAEH-G.png

  • eyeofcore

    This post from a VGchartz member who is a teacher at school gives insight in minds of young Japanese school kids/teenagers… Read it! Its amazing! Even a 12 year old PS4 fanboy talks about Splatoon.

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=7342905

  • Jon Turner

    Francis! Francis! I just found out that the folks at Armature Studios are going to give away the WiiU code for UE4 for free for other developers!!!

    This is really exciting news!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1259255

  • Andyjoe522

    Hyrule Warriors is coming to 3DS, with new characters that can be unlocked in the Wii U version.

    • Jon Turner

      So you can unlock them in the WiiU version, too. That’s interesting.

  • GeneralBrown178

    Hyrule Warriors is coming to 3ds

  • Joshua

    https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/608559305273520128
    Now we have a confirmed release date for Devil’s Third in Europe. Hoping for a huge detail blowout in NA real soon at E3.

  • Joshua

    https://twitter.com/AmazonJP/status/608434974178553856

    Unfortunately, Devil’s Third will only be available in Japan from Amazon meaning that Nintendo doesn’t have much confidence in the title within its own country. They’re probably gonna try to push it harder in the West since it’s clearly a game that would appeal to Westerners better than the Japanese.

  • uPadWatcher

    Francis… you’re gonna get a kick out of this when you read this article. The Nintendo World Championships 2015 will be held at The Microsoft Theater… formerly known as the Nokia Theater.

    http://mynintendonews.com/2015/06/09/nintendo-world-championships-to-be-held-in-the-microsoft-theater/

  • uPadWatcher

    BREAKING NEWS- Nintendo of Japan has uploaded an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of Devil’s Third including commentary from creator/director Tomonobu Itagaki himself. It looks way much better than the pre-alpha trailer from last year. Although it’s not translated in English, but there’s a possibility it may be shown during the Nintendo Digital Event, but let’s not overhype it just yet.

  • RoyRelapse

    Halo 5 Info Blowout

    -20+ maps at release, 15+ free DLC maps added by June of next year

    -Squad Commands will be in for AI teammates, apparently similar to Republic Commando (343i Creative Director Timothy Longo was the Lead Designer on Republic Commando back when he worked at Lucas Arts). Commands include attack, picking up a specific weapon, driving a vehicle, using a turret, and reviving a downed teammate.

    -No splitscreen co-op, but drop-in/drop-out online co-op is available, allowing additional players to play as AI squad mates. Each chaarcter will have a different starting loadout and unique HUD. The old co-op respawn mechanic has been replaced, you now have to revive downed teammates. A gold subscription isn’t required for online co-op.

    -All multiplayer Spartan Abilities are also available in singleplayer. Ground pound has been moved from a right stick click to holding down the right bumper.

    -Locke’s Team is called Fireteam Osiris. Members are Edward Buck (introduced in Halo 3: ODST), Holly Tanaka (introduced in Halo Escalation), and Vale Olympia (new character that will be introduced in an upcoming book named “Hunters in the Dark”).

    -Singleplayer map design is less linear, there are alternative paths through levels, including some that are more stealthy, such as sneaking through a vent in order to flank a group of enemies.

    -A brand new Multiplayer Game Mode is in development, no details yet, other than that it uses all aspects of the Halo 5 sandbox (Big Team Battle replacement?)

    -Locke’s team has access to a new system caled ATS (Artemis Tracking System) which can be used to search for clues, useful for hunting Blue Team. This system will also make finding alternative routes through levels easier than it is for Blue Team to find them.

    -Joe Staten has no official role on the Halo dev team, he’s working on other MS Studios games, though he is writing a new Halo book that will be released in December.

    -The audio team is not reusing any sounds from Halo 4, they’re re-recording everything in order to better take advantage of next-gen technology.

    -Beta feedback has reen used to redesign certain aspects of the multiplayer, for instance the map Empire has seen some changes, such as certain entry points into the bases being closed off.

    -New symmetrical multiplayer map that features an underwater research facility. Heavy red/blue coloring for easy navigation and callouts.

    -Cortana’s “ghost” will appear some in Halo 5. Apparently caused by Chief’s memories of Cortana.

    Source: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=203618&page=74
    Taken out of the Digital GameInformer magazine.

  • uPadWatcher

    Congrats to Nintendo of America for having one million subscribers on YouTube!

  • Joshua


    Sega didn’t learn at all and is currently making the next Sonic Boom game for 3DS considering that sold far better than the Wii U game. Maybe it’ll be better than Shattered Crystal perhaps.

  • JRPG_Fan

    Splatoon is helping Wii U’s hardware, it seems that it may raise the average per week from now on and I expect to be close or on par PS4 and even outsell it.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=166994159&postcount=637

  • paidenthusiast
  • uPadWatcher

    Nintendo of America have tweeted that they will broadcast a live stream Nintendo World Championships Pre-Show this Sunday at 5:35pm EDT.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/25-minute-treehouse-live-pre-show-to-be-held-for-nintendo-world-championships-2015/

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    http://tane.us/nintendo/

    Bored? This website generates a fake Nintendo E3 leak. And it changes every time you refresh it. You may even come up with a list more legitimate than the ones we’ve seen in the past 😛

    • Jon Turner

      That’s so laughable in every way. Cammie isn’t even AT Nintendo anymore… is she?

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    The Smash Bros website was updated as well. Same price points for Lucas.

    http://www.smashbros.com/us/characters/lucas.html

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    Smash Bros Lucas DLC will be released on June 14th, it seems. Same day as the Nintendo World Championships. How ’bout that.

    https://www.facebook.com/SmashBrosEN/photos/a.266600980180256.1073741830.224173137756374/440879032752449/?type=1&theater

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

      This came from the Smash Bros Facebook page. I haven’t the slightest idea of how to embed Facebook posts here, so sorry about that.

  • Emufred

    Here’s an interesting story Francis

    Two developers studio literally had the exact same idea and game mechanics about being a blind protagonist at the same time

    http://kotaku.com/developer-sees-game-announcement-realizes-hes-making-t-1708730906

  • Phantom_6thMan

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • Joshua

    http://www.pegi.info/en/index/global_id/505/?searchString=46596#searchresults

    More confirmations that Terraria may be coming to Wii U with a recent PEGI rating.

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Mythosa

    So I just happened to look at the fallout site fallout.bethesda.com and noticed that instead of the static picture there is now a count down timer sitting just under 45 minutes. I’m not sure if that’s different than normal though, figured I would mention it.
    Dammit, this might mean I need to buy one of the other consoles… Damn bethesda…

    • Emufred

      Welp, the cat’s out of the bag. confirmed

  • Joshua

    IT’S ALMOST HERE! http://fast.shinen.com/neo/
    The first gameplay screenshots for FAST Racing NEO are now available, with a full blowout at E3.

  • Whybee

    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-says-nx-wont-use-android/

    Nintendo straight-up says the NX won’t use the Android OS.

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • JRPG_Fan
  • SoccerStar9001

    Surprise Nintendo Direct Micro.

  • ednice
  • paidenthusiast

    Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night hits Wii U stretch goal and is confirmed for the Wii U plus you can choose between a physical version or a digital version of the game and the features of the Wii U version are listed

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1248002

    • Jon Turner

      HEY, THAT’S AWESOME! THANK YOU, IGARASHI!!!!!!!!!

      • paidenthusiast

        It is isn’t it? It’s a day one buy for me

        • Jon Turner

          Same. Plus going out of the way to do a physical copy? Now we have no excuse to avoid this game.

  • Joshua

    https://twitter.com/Nintendo/status/604272768742367232

    NEW NINTENDO DIRECT! For Japan that is, but it could happen in other countries. Gotta get those summer releases out of the way before revealing the big guns at E3.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

    made a fan edit to ”Ink It Up” Splatoon commercials

  • Phantom_6thMan

  • Phantom_6thMan

  • Jon Turner

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night

    Yes, it’s official. It’s FREAKIN’ OFFICIAL! Bloodstained is going to get a WiiU port. Yes, WIIU PORT! According to the latest update they’re going to commission Armature Studios to produce the WiiU version. THANK YOU, IGARASHI-SAN!!!!!!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1243827

    • Santiago3:16

      Goddamn it, you beat me to it lol. Awesome news, hopefully there will be a physical Wii U version of the game

      • Jon Turner

        Even if there isn’t this is still damn great news all the same.

        • Santiago3:16

          Indeed

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • Jon Turner

    I stumbled across a similar article where DQ MIGHT get another outing on PS. Not necessarily DQXI, though — it probably still might be for 3DS and/or just WiiU (as multiplat). It’ll still be interesting to see how it goes. Right now, though it’s uncomfirmed.

    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/25/dragon-quest-creator-says-we-may-see-a-new-dragon-quest-game-for-playstation-soon/

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

      I thought DQ meant Dairy Queen and was confused this whole post.

  • Jon Turner

    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/26/the-next-bravely-game-might-be-a-completely-new-title/

    We MIGHT be getting BRAVELY SECOND Stateside after all. The development team in here says they’re thinking about the Western release!

  • Saleem Rasul Abdul Aziz

    Francis just sent you an email. Please let me know how to go about it

  • JRPG_Fan

    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Can-the-Wii-U-run-PCARS&p=944946&viewfull=1#post944946

    Ian said that Wii U’s CPU is good, they went crazy with tyre model which ate up all the resources. To be honest, why they didn’t try to rewrite the code?

    • Jon Turner

      I’ll say; if they really wanted to make it compatible with WiiU they should’ve watched their budget.

    • ActualGamer78

      …so why not scale down the tire model? You don’t have to go that crazy on it. If you can’t get something to run on it without optimization, then just lower the poly count a bit, no big deal. We understand that the Wii U version wouldn’t be as good looking as the other versions.

      Stop acting all petty and cancelling the game for so many people. It’s incredibly stupid.

  • Saleem Rasul Abdul Aziz

    Francis this is not about gaming but is gaming related. Please check out the youtube channel by Shady Cicada. he rockifies various game tunes and they are awesome.

    Especially check out this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzuKGLdyc9M its his cover of the Xenoblade X theme.

  • RPGxMadness
    • Jon Turner

      Even as someone who wants to see third party support on WiiU, this is very unprofessional behavior on SMS’s part. It sounds like THEY are the real ones to blame for this debacle, not Namco. I don’t want to sound like a Namco defender to those who are against them, but they DID collaborate with Nintendo on SSB4 AND on Pokken. AND they’re still providing games to 3DS and working on that Project Treasure thing for WiiU. It sounds like the REAL problem is with Slightly Mad Studios themselves. For being dishonest and lying and even downright insulting. This is unprofessional on their part and I hope Namco blacklists them from ever working with them again because no third party developer should get away with this BS, ever.

  • Anti Activity

    Not sure if this is sarcasm or Slightly Mad Studio’s head Ian Bell’s true honest opinion about Nintendo consumers, but he just made the following statement:
    “Yup, and if you need to pass this on, we really dislike Nintendo users.”
    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=942776&viewfull=1#post942776

    • Titangamecube

      So it has come into fruition about this developer.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

      It’s not sarcasm. read the thread. He’s been talking shit to all Wii U users

      • Titangamecube

        Its not isnt…I’ll be in my angry dome.

  • Joshua

    Forget about Project CARS coming to Wii U, it’s not going to happen since Slightly Mad is having problems running the game on it and they’d rather wait for the NX to come out. Jokes on them if the NX isn’t a new console. 4 years for nothing but empty promises folks.

    • Titangamecube

      can you link that? If thats true, Oh boy do I have to say…

      • Joshua
        • Titangamecube

          news is news as long its sourced correctly. Anyway, I won’t say much since it is contact us but I’ll say this: When third parties do bad, they do bad and people need to stop giving them the benefit of the doubt.

          • Anti Activity

            I think they knew in the beginning they weren’t going to release it on the Wii U, since they haven’t been providing any content for the Wii U version since their original announcement. I would not be surprised if they intended to capitalized the Kickstarter campaign on the promise of a Wii U version in the first place, simply because they knew it would generate a lot of publicity and they diverted most of the funding over to the PC version, and later the lackluster PS4 & Xbox One ports.

            I lost a lot of interest in Kickstarter campaigns nowadays because of things like this, there are too many campaigns that fail to deliver on their promises in comparison to honest campaigns.

          • Titangamecube

            I don’t think you were here for the Bloodstain Ritual article…..hoo boy.

          • Anti Activity

            A friend showed me the campaign, I didn’t want to touch it since there’s nothing provided that clearly demonstrates he will be delivering on his claims other than using his own name. I’m especially concerned about the lack of gameplay footage other than a scant few concept artworks, not an actual footage of the game, so there’s barely even any work pushed into this project, even though Igarashi could have put some of his own money to start the project, but he didn’t. The idea they announced the Wii U as an afterthought is not exactly promising either, since there have been numerous claims in these campaigns about a PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 versions that never come into fruition. If I were to fund this project, I would only expect the PC version.

            People tend to forget Kickstarter campaign claims are not guarantees, it’s marketing to help boost the campaign’s funds. Only a handful of games have delivered on their campaign promises, such as Shovel Knight. But most are still “in production” or they’ve diverted funds to other portions of the game they announced. When people put money into Kickstarter campaigns, they must realize they’re investors, not actual customers.

          • Titangamecube

            Not to mention, the kickstarter goals.

          • Anti Activity

            Project Cars was apparently funded through their own crowdfunding, not through Kickstarter. Basically, even if people want their money back for this scam, the won’t get it, because Slightly Mad Studios didn’t agree to any specific crowdfunding terms or contractual obligations to their backers.

    • Anti Activity

      Here’s a non-NL link in case you prefer a different source:
      http://nintendoeverything.com/wii-u-version-of-project-cars-facing-troubles-likely-cancelled/

  • DylanWins

    Here’s a funny video about the “console war”

    https://vimeo.com/99423361

  • Anti Activity

    Unsure if you’re interested in covering this, but two Diablo III thieves were recently prosecuted for stealing gold, weapons, and armour from other players:
    http://fusion.net/story/137157/two-diablo-iii-players-now-have-criminal-records-for-stealing-virtual-items-from-other-players/

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

    Bloodstained ritual of the night gets/getting Wii U stretch goal? pics for proof/evidence.

    This is what the current picture looks like on the stretch goal page: https://scontent-1.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/11349845_660874214012361_104753126_n.jpg?oh=04f7d33fce7a3952e57ffa4bac77a57b&oe=555F2E49

    Pay attention to the very bottom, its the basement for the other stretch goals, its very dark right? cant see anything right?

    Well when you save the picture and up the brightness on it, you now see this: https://scontent-1.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t34.0-12/11303605_660874294012353_317532763_n.jpg?oh=1014608336a06dc4cd7f11e2b6041732&oe=5560089A

    that 3mil stretch goal sure looks like the Wii U name and logo to me

  • Joshua

    http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wiiu/splatoon/0/0

    Iwata Asks on Splatoon is now available!

  • Phantom_6thMan

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

    Pre-E3 Show Teaser Appears On Vimeo.Teases World Premiere by Nintendo and special guest Miyamoto

    http://a.pomf.se/bbbaog.mp4

  • MacTheBlackSmith

    Hey Francis, I found an article that details Nintendo’s struggles with the Gamecube and how it transitioned to the Wii/DS and 3DS/WiiU.

    http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2013/08/15/the-struggles-of-marketing-the-gamecube

  • uPadWatcher

    Although I’m keeping my expectations in full check, A mutual friend of mine have shared a tip with me of a Twitter hint from Platinum Games.

    https://twitter.com/platinumgames/status/599741150270922752

  • SoccerStar9001
  • uPadWatcher
    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      Nintendo hates/ignores me. They wont invite me

  • paidenthusiast

    Nintendo to hold their business presentation at E3 2015 as they’ll be discussing games through the holiday and teasing some 2016 titles

    http://www.nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-holding-business-presentation-at-e3-2015-games-through-the-holiday-2016-teases/

  • uPadWatcher

    Shin’en is hinting that FAST Racing Neo could be revealed at E3 next month (Treehouse Live @ E3 exclusive?).

    https://twitter.com/ShinenGames/status/585431177324036096

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • uPadWatcher

    Did you know that NIntendo have assisted Monolith Soft with the online functionality in Xenoblade Chronicles X?

    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-assisted-with-xenoblade-chronicles-xs-online-functionality/

  • uPadWatcher

    HD 60fps gameplay of The 90’s Arcade Racer for Wii U!

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • uPadWatcher

    Nintendo of America is gonna reveal their plans for next month’s E3 tomorrow at Noon EDT/ 9am PDT.

    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/598140642867466240

  • RicardJulianti

    Didn’t see this reported at all.

    Iwata says there are unannounced Wii U games that are releasing before the end of this FY. So before next April. Hype. http://www.nintendo-insider.com/2015/05/11/nintendo-have-unannounced-titles-for-wii-u-releasing-before-april-2016/

  • JRPG_Fan
  • SoccerStar9001

    Francis, just to let you know. Major clickbait over at IGN UK. It is about Splatoon.
    PE Rant?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick
  • SoccerStar9001
  • Phantom_6thMan
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

    Nintendo posts profit for fiscal year

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1042135

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick
  • JRPG_Fan

    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/14q4_sony.pdf

    Latest Sony’s financial results, still losing money despite sales of PS4 😛 -_-“

  • Jon Turner

    http://www.gonintendo.com/s/252029-xenoblade-chronicles-x-skell-models-prototypes

    I think this looks quite badass.

    Oh, and speaking of which, Xenoblade X is making quite a name for itself. The game was reportedly sold out (both bundles AND the standalone copy) in many retailers across Japan according to a recent report from NeoGAF (blech!) http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=162040537&postcount=503

    Not only that, it’s on #3 at Amazon JP and is currently on a rising trend. Dragon Quest X 3.0 for WiiU is above it at the #2 spot, while the Wii version of the game is at #1. Yes, it’s even going above the Puzzles & Dragons 3DS game. (http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=pd_dp_ts_vg_1) That’s something that doesn’t happen every day in a handheld-centric country like Japan. Either way, I think this is going to translate to very good news for Nintendo in next week’s Media Charts. Xenoblade X absolutely deserves it.

  • Joshua

    https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/593731588032167937
    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/593776872347013122

    Just like how Mario Kart 8 had its own dedicated Direct weeks before launch last year, so will Splatoon this year. May 7.

  • sam

    Now we have people are going too buy splatoon USED because of lack of voice chat, as this gaming community hit rock bottom already (SIGH)[email protected]#K ME!

  • Joshua

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150428005411/en/Nintendo-News-Nintendo-Celebrate-Upcoming-Launch-Splatoon#.VT-DJJMqHIV

    A Splatoon event will occur at Santa Monica Pier on May 15. Will feature celebrities, contests and gameplay demos for the near-final build of the game.

  • SoccerStar9001
    • Titangamecube

      I’ll say it once and say it again: 100 hours of content.

  • uPadWatcher
  • Jon Turner

    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/legend-of-kay-anniversary-offers-off-tv-play-720p-and-60fps-on-wii-u/

    The folks behind the port say that they’re concentrating on performance as opposed to resolution.

    “We think that for this type of action centered gameplay, framerate is more important than resolution.”

  • ActualGamer78
  • uPadWatcher

    Executive director Takahashi talks about the HD development and more in Xenoblade Chronicles X.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-executive-director-on-hd-development-and-more/

  • Jon Turner
  • SoccerStar9001

  • uPadWatcher

    We’re going live!!!!

    • Jon Turner

      I really loved that video.

  • SoccerStar9001

    Smash boards but for Splatoon.
    http://squidboards.com/

  • Santa

    There seems to be alot of misinfomation about splatoon going, you going to talk about it?

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      No, not till I get my own hands on it or see what GameXplain says in their review

  • uPadWatcher

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!! Nintendo of America will be presenting a Xenoblade Chronicles X (Direct?) video showcase tomorrow morning at 11 am EDT / 8 am PDT… followed by an exclusive Nintendo Treehouse session of the game!

    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-hosting-xenoblade-chronicles-x-video-showcase-tomorrow-nintendo-treehouse-session-as-well/

  • Guidosaur

    Gamespot talks to Witcher Dev about gameplay, mostly how questing works

    http://www.gamespot.com/videos/unveiling-the-gameplay-of-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/2300-6424536/

  • Phantom_6thMan
  • BillyNM

    3D Adventure Time game coming to the Wii U this November: http://nintendoeverything.com/adventure-time-finn-and-jake-investigations-coming-to-wii-u/

    Could be good.

  • uPadWatcher

    Xenoblade Chronicles X Story trailer-

  • Jon Turner

    I am really all over the moon about this latest trailer.

  • uPadWatcher
  • Phantom_6thMan
  • SoccerStar9001

    Xenoblade X review said “even after 100 hours, it is still full of content.” or “100 hours is not enough to finish the game.”

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Jon Turner

    http://www.gonintendo.com/s/251416-xenoblade-chronicles-x-japanese-billboard

    Very pleased to see. I hope it DOES lead to success for this game.

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Anti Activity
  • uPadWatcher

    XCX director Kojima says via Twitter you can disable head gear visuals while maintaining stats.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-lets-you-disable-head-gear-visuals-while-maintaining-stats/

  • ReboundKing

    Here’s how you’re supposed to use Mewtwo lol.

  • Guidosaur

    Access broken unfinished mewtwo special on 3ds without hacks https://youtu.be/Y-h2wakY9ow

  • BillyNM

    New Trailer for Exclusive Godzilla game to PS platforms (PS3 and PS4), Actually looks fun. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT-gs7bUlic . Looks fun enough for Western audiences.

    Might be similar to Tank Tank Tank.

  • uPadWatcher

    Just two more weeks, Francis. And here’s the latest update from Monolith Soft! http://nintendoeverything.com/another-wave-of-xenoblade-chronicles-x-screenshots-art/

  • Who I’m I?

    (WARNING: TAKE THIS WITH A HUGE PILE OF SALT!) A 3DS decrypter on reddit named “shinyquagsire23″ decrypts the latest update for Smash 3DS and found some “interesting” things: http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/32nymz/smash_update_106_decrypted_first_observations/

    Here’s a video detailing about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLmqyoWhwmE

  • uPadWatcher

    Nintendo of Japan have uploaded the Japanese introduction trailer of Xenoblade Chronicles X! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqgI2vL6DNI

  • Travis

    Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been announced for PS3 and PS4. Developed by tri-Ace, published by SE.

    http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-announced-for-ps4-ps3

  • Why I’m I Here

    Bandai Namco released the debut trailer for Project X Zone 2: Brave New World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6KGwZ0sKiA

  • uPadWatcher

    English subtitled XCX: Dolls/Network is here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSE_l9baH2w

  • ActualGamer78

    Monster Hunter spinoff revealed for 3DS

  • Santa

    some bad news about MKX’S netcode https://twitter.com/maximilian_

  • SoccerStar9001
  • uPadWatcher

    Xenoblade Chronicles X will have downloadable packs to ease loading times on a physical disc. For those who have a Japanese Wii U Basic, you still need an external hard drive.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-lets-you-install-different-files-to-improve-load-times/

  • uPadWatcher

    iYakku have uploaded the Xenoblade Chronicles X Original Soundtrack teaser!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOMmE6bsl_c

  • SoccerStar9001

    Skylander-like toys for the newest Wii U Lego game, Lego dimension announced.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p62XdHixrKQ

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    https://twitter.com/ShinenGames/status/585431177324036096

    This may be… reaching, but Shin’en Multimedia responded to a question on Twitter asking how Fast Racing Neo’s development is going (as well as an E3 presence), saying that E3 ‘will be very interesting.’

    Coupling this with a tweet from March 27, saying we should expect some ‘real news’ this summer, it is certainly possible we’ll be getting our first look at Fast Racing Neo at E3, whether it’s at the event itself, or just released during that same week.

  • RicardJulianti

    I guess I’ll still post this here with the change to Disquss…

    Jimquisition had another DMCA strike against his channel from a “developer”…and proceeded to go insane when called out. Kotaku interviewed Jim and reached out to the developer…and the response they got is completely mind numbing and idiotic.

    I enjoyed the vid….I know we’ve had them on here before…so… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dHGVF2syAQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLlRceUcRZcK0E1Id3NHchFaxikvCvAVQe

    there.

  • Jon Turner
  • Guidosaur
  • uPadWatcher

    MORE XENOBLADE NEWS!!! Xenoblade Chronicles X director Kojima have Tweeted that you can unlock “fashion equipment” option after completing the game!

    http://nintendoeverything.com/unlock-a-fashion-equipment-option-after-completing-xenoblade-chronicles-x/

  • uPadWatcher

    Xenoblade Chronicles X will have DLC Quests, according to director Kojima via Twitter.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-will-have-paid-dlc-quests/

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    A batch of screenshots featuring Mewtwo and the new Mii Fighter costumes have been released. They’re different than the ones from the official website.

    http://gameidealist.com/news/mewtwo-and-mii-fighter-costumes-dlc-screenshots-for-super-smash-bros-wii-u-and-3ds/

  • ednice

    Hey this game is made by a Portuguese team and it’s already approved for WiiU/PC/PS4/Xbone.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gs78/hush

  • Santiago3:16
  • Espeonic
  • uPadWatcher
  • SoccerStar9001
  • uPadWatcher

    Tomorrow on April Fool’s Day is no joke! There will be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT!!!!!!

    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/582890134846197760

  • SoccerStar9001

    Nintendo direct rumor confirmed!
    http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/04-01-2015/

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    http://mynintendonews.com/2015/03/30/pokemonrumbleworld-com-domain-has-been-registered-in-the-us/

    Quite intriguing. PokemonRumbleWorld.com domain has been registered in the US. It also says that Australian Ratings Board listed the game on its website last week. And considering the rumor from yesterday lists this game…

    Still not gonna get my hopes up, but it’s fun to speculate over.

  • Interlude

    dear nintendo fans go to target, they are holding special until April 4TH
    amiibos are cheaper like $10 or $9 and these great 3ds games for $14.99 Animal crossing, Mario 3D Land, NSMB2, DKCR3D, & MK7

  • JRPG_Fan

    Francis, read this great thread on 4chan explaining why NX isn’t replacing Wii U;
    http://boards.4chan.org/v/thread/288756465

  • Kyle Smith

    Hey, Francis! RRPG here, and I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything new in a while! Been really busy! Anyway, I have a new two-cents video up and ready to go!

  • Travis

    PS4 + Bloodborne + The Last of Us Remastered + $20 Gift Card for $399.99 on Amazon right now.

    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-4-Console/dp/B00BGA9WK2/

    Hell of a deal.

  • Jon Turner

    To apologize for freaking out on the ZELDA WiiU topic, I thought I’d post a trailer for another title coming to WiiU: an INDIE horror survival title we had heard about awhile back, but only recently is just getting released. It’s called Forgotten Memories: Alternate Reality. It looks like a nice salute to the classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill games of the past. Check it out: it looks wickedly cool!

    http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=249995

  • SoccerStar9001

    Zelda delayed! 2015 no longer the first priority!
    http://kotaku.com/the-legend-of-zelda-wii-u-delayed-out-of-2015-1694157642

  • SoccerStar9001

    Zelda delayed! 2015 no longer the first priority!
    http://kotaku.com/the-legend-of-zelda-wii-u-delayed-out-of-2015-1694157642

  • ednice
  • ednice
  • uPadWatcher

    BREAKING NEWS- Nintendo/Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles X and Square Enix’s Bravely Second are getting soundtracks in Japan!!!!!!!

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-bravely-second-getting-soundtracks-in-japan/

  • Domon

    Dear Francis.
    Every Wednesday Nintendo Update there Japanese Website for new VC releases. how ever this is the first time they didn’t update it (nothing is scheduled until now for release April 1st).
    the point im trying to say is, I believe we will have some announcement regarding the VC (Either there’s a new Console will be added to the library like the 64, or a new service or feature to it) so we might have a new Direct soon ^^

  • uPadWatcher

    Overclocked Gear Battle scene from Xenoblade Chronicles X!!!!!

  • Anti Activity

    According to a recent blog release, Twitch is the latest data breach victim due to unauthorized access to some user accounts:
    http://blog.twitch.tv/2015/03/important-notice-about-your-twitch-account/

  • Nintendofan4000
  • uPadWatcher
  • uPadWatcher

    The official North American Splatoon website is now open!!!!! http://splatoon.nintendo.com/

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Gkerbz4 Kerbizzle

    This is a portion of an interview with Sakurai, and in it he addresses Mewtwo. He says that Mewtwo is pretty much finished, but we still don’t have a definite release date other than “pretty soon.”

    Then again, I don’t know any of the Japanese language so maybe we’re just being trolled here with subtitles.

  • Anti Activity

    EA will be showcasing Star Wars: Battlefront at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, FL:
    http://starwars.ea.com/en_GB/news/battlefront-to-debut-at-celebration

  • uPadWatcher

    MORE XCX NEWS- Director Kojima Tweets briefly on Arms Companies.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicles-x-director-comments-on-the-arms-companies/

  • Anti Activity

    Consumerist goes through 6 pros and cons of subscribing PlayStation Vue:
    http://consumerist.com/2015/03/18/6-things-to-think-about-before-paying-50-70month-for-playstation-vue/

  • uPadWatcher

    And here’s a brand new sneak peek clip of Xenoblade Chronicles X from Nintendo of Japan and Monolith Soft. http://nintendoeverything.com/new-xenoblade-chronicles-x-video/

  • uPadWatcher

    RUMOR ALERT: Xenoblade Chronicles X release date for North America could be this August 2015? http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/78396/20150317/xenoblade-chronicles-x-release-date-north-america.htm

  • JRPG_Fan

    Korean Nintendo Direct is either in next 2 hours or 16 hours since on korean Nintendo Direct site it is written 8시 which on Google Translate is 8:00…

    If Nintendo Directs for other regions are planned then it could be announced in any minute now or 14 or 15 hours from now on.

  • Anti Activity

    Sony has officially revealed the cost of their PlayStation Vue service, and it’s going to be pretty pricey with a price range of $49.99 to $69.99 US, currently available for Chicago, New York and Philadelphia residents:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2015/03/18/sony-unveils-pricing-availability-of-vue-online-tv-service/

    The company highly recommends users to use this service through internet “speeds of 3-5 megabits per second for a single stream and 25 mbps for three or four streams.”

  • SoccerStar9001
  • ednice
  • SoccerStar9001

    I know I send you an email about this, I wasn’t able to post it here earlier for some reason.
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/17/8230477/nintendo-dena-mobile-games-announcement

  • Prime313

    Waluigi might never get his own game, but that doesn’t mean he can’t make some funk! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SffWCHGJ1ZU

  • uPadWatcher

    “Keep an eye out on this Xenoblade Chronicles X enemy,” says director Koh Kojima.

    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/16/keep-an-eye-on-this-xenoblade-chronicles-x-enemy-says-monolith-soft/

  • WSJ4L

    First footage of Project CARS running on Xbox One has been released:

    This means there’s footage of the game released running on all the versions apart from the Wii U’s.

  • J0E
  • FalconLawnch

    Interview with Chris Sutherland about his tenure at Rare, teaming up with other Rare vets at Playtonic and Project Ukulele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yIiBCgWdOg

  • SoccerStar9001
    • JTurner82

      Yet another delayed game? This is not good.

  • OtakuDJK1NG

    Why hasn't there been a Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson article yet?

    • FrancisPE2

      In the contact section you link articles, not ask questions. If you want me to take a look at an article or story, link it.

  • AntiActivity

    Deep Silver has announced Homefront: The Revolution has decided joined the ranks of delayed multiplatform titles: http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/homefront_the_revol

    The game has been pushed back to a vague 2016 release date, and it's currently planned for PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms.

  • J0E
  • Grey1399

    Sonic Amiibo are in stock at walmart.com http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sonic-Amiibo-Wii-U/4148

  • AntiActivity

    Bleeding Cool's Joe Cammisa has released an article about his nightmare dealing with Sony's customer service after his PS4 broke down, and why he's completely done with buying PlayStation products: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/03/10/nightmare-

    Apparently this article also reveals there's an actual replacement limit to Sony's so-called "Extended Warranties", even though the their replacement PS4 they provided to Cammisa overheated enough to release smoke throughout his home.

    • JTurner82

      Oh dear. That DOES sound awful. And I thought the PSN hack fund was bad. Sounds like I now have an even better reason to avoid getting a PS4.

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    More Xenoblade Chronicles X news- Kojima talks briefly about the female alien during the Battle presentation.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicle

  • JTurner82

    Xenoblade X's website has recently updated again with two new music tracks, one of which is the battle theme. I tell you, this soundtrack is shaping up to be better and better all the time.

  • Why Im I Here

    Review scores for Codename: S.T.E.A.M. are in: http://nintendoeverything.com/code-name-s-t-e-a-m

    Game Informer – 8 / 10
    GameSpot – 4 / 10 (ಠ_ಠ)
    NintendoWorldReport – "Score Pending" (But the review itself is positive.)
    Nintendo Life – 8 / 10
    Shacknews – 8 / 10
    Destructoid – 6.5 / 10
    GamesRadar – 8 / 10
    USgamer – 4 / 5

    • titangamecube

      Gamespot be high bruh.

  • WSJ4L

    SEGA and Game Freak's collaboration, Tembo the Badass Elephant has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. On the off chance that you're wondering why there's no Wii U version, there's a legit quote from Game Freak here:

    http://www.gamereactor.eu/articles/299864/From+Ha

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Espeonic Espeonic

    Uncharted 4 has officially been delayed to Spring 2016:
    http://kotaku.com/uncharted-4-delayed-to-spring-2

  • J0E
    • JTurner82

      Nice to see.

  • J0E
  • edniceU

    Tri-Ace will keep making console games http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/09/dont-worry-t

  • King_Slime

    Behold the unbridled power of Toukiden: Kiwami on the PS4 and Vita!

    A day one Playstation exclusive purchase for Furious Francis.
    This has been a King Slime prediction.

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/03/09/compare-th

  • JTurner82

    Speaking of Xenoblade X, check out this photo. Nintendo really is hyping this game in Japan, which is great to see. Oddly, in the picture here, some of the cases are blue, others are in black. Odd, but either way, GREAT call on Nintendo's part, they need it quite badly.

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Kojima talks more about the Soul Voice technique in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicle

    • JTurner82

      I wonder when they'll put a new piece of music up on their website? I really liked what I heard of this soundtrack so far.

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    English subtitled presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X is here right now!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kh5V73XpwY

    • JTurner82

      Great to see.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Espeonic Espeonic

    Nintendo is planning an amiibo exclusive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament in Japan:

    http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2015/mar/07/nintend

    • JTurner82

      That's pretty interesting. Maybe this is another option to give WiiU more edge against the competition in Japan? If so, I like it.

  • King_Slime

    Ray Gigant - new jrpg Vita exclusive!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/03/05/ps-vita-ex

  • Mario_U

    Something completely out of random, but Francis, have you ever attempted God Hard difficulty in Vanquish? If you managed to conquer Challenge Mode and collected all of the achievements, then God Hard should be the next logical step. Few people have managed to even beat this mode, and if you managed to, then you'll be a legend among legends.

  • Mario_U

    Sigh, get pokemon2069 outta here. He's doing nothing but shitposting here.

  • King_Slime

    Never Alone coming to Wii U!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/03/04/never-alon

  • J0E
    • JTurner82

      It seems like the horrors that began last gen with studios closing is continuing this gen as well. This is terrible news indeed.

      • J0E

        Yeah. It's pretty sad. I really enjoyed all the Sims games on consoles.

  • JTurner82

    In before the "press" use this as another excuse to bash the WiiU and try to push it into irrelevancy, never mind that it arguably has better quality games than anything on PS4 so far.

  • JTurner82

    I hate to say it, but this "greatness awaits" campaign is rubbing off on me in a bad way. So far it seems as though greatness is still waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Meanwhile greatness seems to be happening on a system that isn't Sony's.

  • J0E
  • Emufred

    GOTY contender "Meme Run" has been taken down from Nintendo eshop.

    How very unfortunate. It was quite the system seller.

    • Guidosaur

      Lmao this is the best Nintendo news I've heard in so long

  • SoccerStar9001

    Angry Joe's Order 1886 review is up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6NHKDh-Mo

  • King_Slime

    And the survey says! 30 developers are asked what they want from the next gen Nintendo handheld.

    http://www.dromble.com/2015/02/04/what-do-game-de

    • JTurner82

      If you ask me those same developers should be asked about what they want from the next gen Nintendo console as well. That way Nintendo can make sure their hardware doesn't miss out next time.

      • King_Slime

        Point well taken. I am not the biggest Emily Rogers fan in the world, but I found the various developer comments interesting.

    • FrancisPE2

      I reported on this story weeks ago

  • Guidosaur

    Valve is having a conference at GDC 2015 where they will be talking about graphics api's (not knowledgeable on it lol) and probably the HTC Vive and some steam machine stuff and the steam controller.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2888002/why-gdc-20

    The best part is it's going to be on March 3rd at 3 PM. 3 3 3. Meaning Half Life 3, Portal 3, and Left 4 Dead 3 haha. Orange box 2 lol. I'm pretty psyched on this now.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/43839/3s-keep-linin

  • Guidosaur

    today at HTC's conference they announced the HTC one m9, but more importantly they're working on a VR helmet with Valve! Nintendo is all that remains until this market gets saturated as all hell, but I'm excited to see what Valve can come up with.
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/1/8127445/htc-vive

    • Saleem Rasul

      Valve lol Were still waiting for their controller and steambox.

  • Guidosaur

    Bloodborne boss fight demo I had to spoil for myself. Design looks super solid. Seems too easy tho :) http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/02/27/bloodbornes-

  • King_Slime

    The Nintendo method explained!

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/27/deconstructing

  • JTurner82

    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/kickstarter-ad

    THIS is something that absolutely deserves a shout out here on Playeressence! Not only will the game in question get a WiiU port should it reach its Stretch Goal for Unity, but if it goes any higher to 50k, we'll get a score from Hiroki Kikuta. Yes, THAT Hiroki Kikuta, the same man who blessed the Secret of Mana games with his heavenly melodies.

  • SoccerStar9001

    At the very bottom it say Nintendo plan to support Splatoon even after launch.
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=150625

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

    This study bothers me alot. People buy PS4 for graphics, XB1 for brand name, and Wii U for fun.
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/study-people-buy

    • JTurner82

      Utter stupidity, the whole lot of it. Whatever happened to gamers who brought games just because they found them enjoyable?

    • WSJ4L

      Lol, and you're surprised by this because… ?

    • SoccerStar9001

      Personally, there is nothing wrong with going with the best graphics. What is wrong, is bashing other console for being inferior.
      Graphic whoring to the maximum.

  • JTurner82
    • Prime313

      It's a non-Mature title AND its launching this year? Sign me up! I'm glad they're announcing it soon, this is going to be interesting.

      The non-Mature part narrows down the selection a lot. But it's still very hard to tell what it could be. Them saying it's their biggest game ever is interesting, as their first Wii U project was friggin' Mass Effect 3 (a VERY big game) and their second was the fairly popular Deus Ex: HR. Some possible options that weren't brought up in that article's comment section: Batman Arkham Knight, Dark Souls 2 HD, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse. I have a feeling this is going to be pretty big!

      As long as it's not Destiny, I'm pretty pumped.

      • JTurner82

        I have to admit that I am greatly curious myself. Either way, I'm all for more third party projects on WiiU. Some of my friends on WiiUForums.com suggested it MIGHT potentially be the KH remixes or even FFXIII trilogy, but… honestly, I don't know WHAT to believe.

        • Prime313

          I'd buy the KH remixes, and MAYBE the FFXIII trilogy. FFX/X-2 HD could also be an option. Really though, for Square to have a change of heart after all this time would be odd, though I'd definitely support them if they did. There's also the fact that this game is supposed to a port of a next-gen title, and those games don't fit that definition. Who knows! It could be a game that hasn't been announced at all yet.

          • JTurner82

            I know, it's very confusing and strange. It's not impossible for Square to have a change of heart, though, I've always wished for it to happen. Either way, we'll have to wait and find out. Maybe WiiU's future with thirds isn't so bleak after all.

          • Prime313

            It's only bleak on the Western front, the Japanese third-party support insofar has been disappointing. But I don't think it has ever been as bad as the West. And as always, there's still quite a bit of time for them to change their minds.

          • JTurner82

            Yes, that is very true on all counts. The WiiU's console run ain't finished. We still have time.

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

    http://www.craveonline.com/gaming/articles/828097

    Donkey Kong Country Trilogy is now on Wii U Virtual Console for the U.S. and Donkey Kong Land is now on the 3DS Virtual Console.

    • JTurner82

      This is turning out to be a really nice month for VC releases on WiiU. First we got BREATH OF FIRE, then AXELAY, and now this. I hope this means Nintendo's stepping it up for VC.

      • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

        Hopefully and yes it's good that Axelay is back since that game is pretty rare. Hope to see Space Megaforce, Aero Fighters, R-Type 3, etc.

        • JTurner82

          Personally, I'd prefer to see the likes of ACTRAISER, the FFs, CHRONO TRIGGER, SECRET OF MANA, and the Quintet trilogy hit the WiiU — those were my favorite games from the SNES era.

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578116861/t

    Return of ToeJam and Earl on Kickstarter!

  • edniceU

    Strength Of The Sword Ultimate is coming to Wiiu/Vita http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/26/looks-like-s

  • ActualGamer78

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXthc1wA0I

    Dying Light: My Apocalypse Edition…

    Costs $386,000…

    For that type of money, I'd better be getting Firebending abilities and a BJ from Emma Watson.

    (Sorry about the dirty mind today)

  • SoccerStar9001
  • King_Slime

    PS4 sales will crush the Xbox One this gen, says Strategy Analytics.

    Will replicate the success of the PS2…

    http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2015/02

  • King_Slime
  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    RUMOR KILLER- Devil's Third is a Wii U exclusive and it's not going to STEAM!
    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/rumor-killer-d

  • J0E
  • Prime313

    HAL Laboratory turned 35 yesterday! I'm H A P P Y for them.

    Source: http://www.gonintendo.com/s/247800-hal-laboratory

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    The West Coast Port Strike is almost over! More amiibo figures and New Nintendo 3DS XL are coming!
    http://mynintendonews.com/2015/02/21/the-west-coa

  • NovusPerfectus

    Francis… Map in FFXV demo is 1.25 by 1.25 kilometers and in video was said that full map of FFXV is 10 to 20 times larger, so it is smaller than XCX which is 400 square kilometers while FFXV is below 300 square kilometers. http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/932981-final-fantahttp://i.imgur.com/WymQLC0.png http://www.rpgsite.net/news/4155-everything-you-n

    Cliff was on a stream and shared his thoughts on Order 1886… http://67.227.255.239/forum/showpost.php?p=152974

    • Maestro

      FFXV is far from finished so the final size of the game will be known later, if I remember a map of the duscae region (or a map where you could see the different region duscae include) was shown but I don't remember where

      • NovusPerfectus

        developers said that that map/region/level in comparison to full FFXV map is that FFXV map is between 10 to 20 times larger.

  • Mario_U

    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/20/tri-ace-boug

    The company you once knew as Tri-ace is dead. They've been bought out by a mobile company and will probably barely resemble the old company.

  • RicardJulianti

    NIS has announced that they are bringing Rodea The Sky Soldier to the US and EU this fall. Both 3DS and Wii U versions too!
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9957
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OWmtqYyask

  • timg57867

    http://nintendoeverything.com/satoru-iwata-confir

    And that pretty much confirms that main reason amiibo (and New 3DS XL) shipments have been so spotty is that the West Coast strike is complicating transportation of them and they can't be flown to the states like games can. While it's great to hear that Nintendo doesn't just ignore everyone, I wonder why they waited until an investor meeting to reveal this. If they had just said this like a month ago, they could have saved themselves a lot of whining…

    • RicardJulianti

      The Target I work at got Toon Link and Sheik Amiibo in the mail while I was at work today. Needless to say, I now own both Toon Link and Sheik.

      Still holding out for a second shipment of Majora N3DS's though. Almost caved on one today….maybe there'll be another LE that I really want like Xenoblade or something.

  • SoccerStar9001

    Now I feel sorry about N3DS (small) not come to the US.
    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/cafj/kisekae/index….

    • Guidosaur

      Thanks, now I already regret my purchase of the MH4 edition N3DSXL.

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    More XCX News- Ru introduced, segment maps and data probes info!
    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicle

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    I don't know if you could handle this, folks… but this hopper cam footage in Xenoblade Chronicles X is completely off the chain! Absolutely STUNNING!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4j8FN4Ivg0

  • Mythosa

    New Pokken Tournament Trailer. Japanese. Looks good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knyixMmGr7k

  • King_Slime

    NFC reader for the Old 3DS confirmed!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/02/17/nintendo-c

  • Yosiempreenti

    Francis get this so you can save up a lot of money, it gives 20% off from every game you buy brand new and it is for 2 years go get it asap
    Best Buy: Gamers Club On Sale for $30 (Normally $99) just for this week http://www.amiiboinquirer.com/2015/02/15/best-buy

  • paidenthusiast

    Sony steadily downsizing their business
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/18/8061703/sony-spin-off-...

  • SoccerStar9001
  • SoccerStar9001

    Last Guardian is not canceled. http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/17/sony-the-l

  • JTurner82

    I'm pretty sure that this is just another mock-up ala Rayman DLC, and even I find this hard to believe. But…
    http://gamingnoobspaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/anun

    Ironically, I had thought of a similar idea: a Nintendo themed stage with DLC. Like I said, though, I don't feel really good about reporting something that may turn out to be false. Nonetheless, this would have been a great idea.

  • Dark Shidara

    Francis, Gamespot is reporting that The Order 1886 is 5 hours long, their source is a full playthrough from Youtube.
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-order-1886-l

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Raph_Scallion

    The Rayman Smash Bros. "leak"… DEBUNKED!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB7lnOiXM

  • King_Slime

    The Order 1886 is massively long! Gloriously gory!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/02/14/the-order-

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Bayonetta 2 director reiterates interest in continuing the franchise.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/bayonetta-2-directo

  • DCBlackbird
  • SoccerStar9001

    Nintendo made some youtube video advertising the New 3DS.
    The catchphrase is "New (3DS) is good".

  • Emufred

    It seems that Nintendo will have an E3 conference
    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-books-299-

    • RandomiteTandomite0

      I doubt it. Nintendo always books for a developer's round table conference.

      It's too small for starters to be e3 standard size.

      • Emufred

        Yeah I guess it is, hopefully it's for something big

        • King_Slime

          Is this where Nintendo will announce their next-gen handheld? You know it's coming next year or the year after at the latest!

  • RandomiteTandomite0

    Games Journalism is in general pretty bad but occasionally I do see a gold nugget or maybe even some genuine gold dust in a cess pool.
    http://kotaku.com/the-pizza-party-where-everyone-
    Speaks about how the industry treats developers. Well many anyway.

    The latter isn't as sad and horrendous in my opinion but it is Peter Molyneaux http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-11-the-

    I think at least the first one is a good reminder of the symptom of the games industry but your choice Mr. Francis.

  • JTurner82

    What?! No mention of the SNES classic Breath of Fire out in the eShop today? For shame! That's a game a lot of people really wanted to see on the eShop.

  • Prime313

    Prepare your ears, new XCX music is upon us! This one's a lot slower than the previous tracks they've released. I'm getting some Satorl Marsh vibes from it.

    Track: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Az6tfEbQJWk

  • AntiActivity

    Francis,
    I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but Craptaku and other sites are now furious at the latest Law & Order: SVU episode, because the show decided to base an entire episode on GamerGate and it completely demonized the entire gaming community. Ironically people have mentioned this episode is entirely based on the garbage BS that Craptaku and those other sites have been spewing about the gaming community in the first place, so this entire episode is their own fault.

    [Edit] Removed the link, apparently the "journalist" for Washington Post bought into the garbage BS about GamerGate as well.. They don't deserve any additional clicks. :/

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    And here's an addtional sneak peek of nighttime in NLA in XCX!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X33U4hgs7Sc

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Nintendo Japan's YouTube channel have uploaded the create your avatar feature in Xenoblade Chronicles X!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WxvPIzZ5ok

  • timg57867

    http://nintendoeverything.com/sonic-boom-moves-49

    I gotta say, I'm shocked. While the article seems to suggest that Sonic Boom didn't meet expectations, I personally think it's a miracle that both games combined managed to pull 500k considering how publicized the game's horrendous quality was. (It probably picked up a little steam thanks in part to the cartoon show). Just imagine how much better it could have done if it was actually GOOD…

    • JTurner82

      Both games deserved what they got. SONIC LOST WORLD was arguably better than this.

  • SilverNight

    Toad Amiibo back in stock at Walmart for pre-order if anyone is interested.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/43086184?www=true&p

  • Emufred

    Hey guys remember the game Ubisoft decided not to release to the Wii-u because of lack of install base?
    http://www.gonintendo.com/s/246957-ubisoft-s-unre

    One Word. Ubisoft.

  • AntiActivity

    Forbes' Paul Tassi has revealed Turtle Rock Studios has been withholding review copies of Evolved from all reviewers, even though the title releases tomorrow: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/02/09

    Most reviews currently available on various gaming media sites are actually incomplete "in progress" reviews for the title.

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    "Off-TV Play is a feature (Xenoblade Chronicles X) that was requested mainly by Western fans," says Kojima.
    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/09/off-tv-play-

  • Mario_U

    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/564490

    Anyone watching AMC tonight will get a chance to see these New 3DS XL commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2hjnQ7Ui0E

    Please post this ASAP.

  • FalconLawnch

    Tidbit: Insider suggests that Nintendo's next handheld may have a better screen resolution than the Vita.

    There's been a pretty lengthy discussion about the quality of the display that Nintendo may use in its next handheld over at NeoGAF. Here's what a supposed insider had to say in response to the topic creator speculating that the Vita 540p resolution would be the sweet spot when it comes to price, visual output and performance;

    "It's higher than you think, but lower than some hope for."

    In response to another poster being surprised at the specs already being set in early 2015:

    "To be set? Yeah, but not to be projected."

    Links to the relevant posts: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=151093http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=151096http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=151098

  • Kerbizzle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfn95Npr-yU Going along with that, here's the latest episode in their Mario 64 playthrough. Skip to the recap song at the end if you're short on time.

  • Kerbizzle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XsDhrpwebk Befitting to their current playthrough, Kapouricap has released a Hard Rock remix of Bowser's Theme from Super Mario 64.

  • Mario_U

    You don't have to wait long for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D to come out in NA as it will be released on April 10th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5xuRbkXcZ8&f
    Codename STEAM, Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 and this? That's a fantastic lineup for the New 3DS over here.

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    More XCX News- According to director Kojima (Koh, that is…), Xenoblade Chronicles X will have the full enemy encyclopedia.
    http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/xenoblade-chro

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Since it's the final countdown to the livestream Japanese presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X (8:00 am EST / 5:00 am PST), here's the latest update. New character and concept arts by Hideyuki Matsumoto.
    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/05/xenoblade-ch

  • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

    Persona 5 trailer with gameplay. From my experience with Persona Q, I believe it's awesome. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_9r4wifFc

  • Harman_Smith

    http://techraptor.net/content/relationships-indie

    It's quite a long article, but there is a quite a few interesting pieces here and there. Specifically, the claim that Phil Fish stole the code for Fez.

  • AntiActivity

    Something vinnygambini from neoGAF didn't mention about for Sony's financials in trabuch's link:
    Sony is still expecting a loss of 170 billion yen ($1.44 billion) for the full fiscal year, an improvement of their previously estimated 230 billion yen ($1.95 billion) loss:
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-et-ct-sony-out

    This lesser than originally expected loss has created a surge of buyers for Sony's stocks, which has pushed a huge jump in their stock value. Last fiscal year the company reported a loss of 40 billion yen ($340 million).

  • trabuch
  • SoccerStar9001

    Sega announced Sonic Runner, and it is for the mobile.
    Francis, I know you don't report on mobile, but let's make this an exception. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EwsFDAsQ8YM

  • SoccerStar9001

    Nintendo showcased a new Wii U and 3DS game, (Also for other platform) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M51cQBHfa1I

  • ActualGamer78

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/02/private-inv

    Sony Online Entertainment has been sold, renamed Daybreak Studios, and will be developing for mobile, Xbox, and supposedly more.

  • Prime313

    Saga has tweeted, in English, about the Xenoblade X event.

    Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/sorayasaga/status/5622

    Though I don't have a source for this, a GameFaqs user stated that this will be the first of a number of Xenoblade X presentations. This one focusing particularly on the world.

  • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

    I think this is information on a Japanese NicoNico/Youtube streaming for Xenoblade Chronicles X on February 6 at 10PM Japanese time.
    http://xenobladex.jp/news/20150206/index.html

    Please confirm with someone who fluently speaks Japanese.

  • eastoftheanduin

    The final Club Nintendo rewards are now live. https://club.nintendo.com/rewards.do
    I picked up the MM bag and a Game Card Case. :)

  • JTurner82

    Remember Rodea: The Sky Soldier? Well, it sounds like we might be getting the game stateside… or at least that's what this interview implies.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/kadokawa-games-pres

    This is very promising news!

    • Dark Shidara

      lets cross our fingers and pray to the gods!

  • SoccerStar9001
    • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

      Interesting.

  • edniceU

    OH YES MGR:Re-Revengence is happening http://www.gamrreview.com/news/92388/metal-gear-r

  • Emufred

    Hey guys remember this exclusive ps4 game that square was going to make for Sony?

    <img src="http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/286824-project%20code%20z.jpg"&gt;

    Here's the annoucement trailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4BR-rrYqR8

    Square, does your trolling knows no bounds????

    • JTurner82

      Wow, that DOES look like a hardcore letdown. I will say this about FFXV and KH3; both made me hopeful that SE would at least regain their glory even though I will still disappointed at their lack of a confirmation for a WiiU version. But this? I'm sorry, but it looks like a very disposable exclusive. Does anybody really CARE about Spelunker these days? It's stupid and disappointing, too, considering SE's pedigree.

      Also, it doesn't even look particularly good. At all. It looks like a throwaway game that barely looks any better than a PS2 game. And here a lot of people mock WiiU's graphics! Now it looks like it's merely a case of the developer rather than the perception. There's very little about this game that looks compelling. Seriously, teasing fans for what turned out to be something that few will even care about? I see no major positives in this stunt.

  • SoccerStar9001

    NAUGHTY DOG EFFECTIVELY RULES OUT A RETURN TO CRASH BANDICOOT AND JAK & DAXTER http://powerupgaming.co.uk/articles/600-naughty-d

    • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

      I knew it, and I had this friend swears on his life that Crash and Jak was gonna return lol NOPE because

      1. Sony's westernized now so anything that looks remotely cartoonish is an after thought compared to how they use to be in PS1/PS2 days.
      2. Activision has the rights to Crash and that IP is pretty much dead
      3. If Jak and Daxter was to make a return, it'll follow the current trends of Naughty Dog's IPs.

      People should get their head out of the clouds when Sony promises stuff years ago and still nothing has been said.

  • AntiActivity

    Sony claims PlayStation Network has exceeded 64 million accounts as of December 2014: http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/15012

  • PwerlvlAmy
  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WDBYfaVE4R1r5

    GameFAQs user Gessenkou is doing (or has done. Not sure if it's finished) a complete translation of Xenoblade Chronicles X's Famitsu feature. It includes quite a bit of details that are not mentioned in the summaries we've seen on the web.

    • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

      Man, thank you so much.

    • JTurner82

      This sounds better and better all the time.

  • nyobee

    Nintendo has release a beta program that allows youtubers to get youtube revenue from their games. Here is the article and site
    http://www.gamnesia.com/news/nintendo-creators-pr
    https://r.ncp.nintendo.net/guide/

  • JTurner82

    Probably not DQ. TOo soon for that.

  • Raph_Scallion

    This news might please you, Francis.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-creators-p

    "Nintendo has just announced the “Nintendo Creators Program”, a new opportunity for fans on YouTube to earn revenue. Users will be able to receive a part of the advertising proceeds for Nintendo-related YouTube videos by signing up on the official page."

    • timg57867

      Great. Now all the clowns like Angry Joe will soon no longer have an excuse to moan about Nintendo's Youtube policy.

      • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

        Oh no. As long as they have fingers to put in their ears, they will always have an excuse. And if they don't have one, they'll MAKE one.

      • trabuch

        Seriously? This program is absolutely horrible for people like Angry Joe. Specifically, look at this:

        "Q: If I registered a channel, will all of the videos in that channel be included in the Nintendo Creators Program?
        A: Yes, all videos in the channel will be included in the program. Please keep this in mind if your channel contains videos that do not include Nintendo intellectual property."

        If Angry Joe were to register his channel in this program, Nintendo would be entitled to make money on ALL of his videos, not just any videos about Nintendo. If he makes a video about Uncharted 4, Nintendo would be entitled to 30% of however much that video makes. Absolute bullshit.

        • titangamecube

          Gee, then I guess I won't use it. Its that simple. Oh look people that criticize Nintendo's youtube policy suddenly don't like this…..even though they wanted it in the first place. Kappa.

        • FrancisPE2

          I have to agree with Trabuch on this one. And I'll be having a video soon on it.

          However, this program seems geared toward Let's Play people making new channels. Because Nintendo only claims certain songs in Mario Kart, some Mario Kart gameplay (not all) and certain trailers.

          I can monetize Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, and various other games all I want without joining this program.

          So there is no need for a guy like Angry Joe to join this program. I have not joined yet, and don't feel the need to. With normal networks, you can monetize your Nintendo content. I can monetize Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Kirby, and all sorts of games.

          Just stay away from trailers and certain Mario Kart 8 songs (although you can remove them via YouTube and get the claim taken away)

        • Dark Shidara

          That's why you make multiple Channels dedicated to the diferent consoles.

        • timg57867

          If registering gives them access to all vids that is indeed a problem. Though my comment was mostly referring to concept rather than execution. Admittedly I didn't read too much about it since I don't make money off of Youtube. Plus it is a beta so it's by no means final. The official launch is several months away. They'd have plenty of time to revise that and they'd be able to change it over time as they get more feedback. I am gonna wait and see how this plays out first.

          • titangamecube

            Heres the problem: Everyone (I refer to those on NintendoLife and the like) wanted Nintendo to do something like this. And when they finally get around to it, now all of a sudden, people don't like. Im like what the hell were you guys expecting?

          • timg57867

            TBH, I only made that comment because of the Angry Joe video from a while ago and how I find this whole Youtube claiming situation in general to be rather annoying. It's something I don't know a whole lot about and frankly it's not the kind of thing I wanna get into, much less debate over. *shrugs*

          • titangamecube

            Oh we all know its annoying but I remember when people were talking about Nintendo needed to do something like this. But now, I just find it funny that the same people are now backpedaling.

          • FrancisPE2

            I have no problem with the program, If I ever decided to make a Let's Play channel or Trailers channel only like GamesHQMedia, then this program totally works and is REALLY good. Minial effort, yet you make money.

      • Santiago316

        Oh he will still find something to bitch about "WHAT?! I only get 60 %?! I want 100% Waahh Waahh WAAAAHHHH"

    • Mario_U

      For those who are still complaining, keep in mind that this is still a BETA. So anyone who registers for this service can give feedback to Nintendo so they can refine and improve their Youtube policies before it's official launch in late May. These rules they're enforcing right now are not final and can change by then.

  • AntiActivity

    Ugh.. I don't really care for this resolution BS, but I thought you might want to report it anyway…

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may not reach the developer's goal of 1080p on Xbox One according to the latest article by German gaming site Gamestar: http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/the-witcher-3-wild-

    CD Projekt RED appears to be struggling with the Xbox One hardware and currently the game is running at 900p. Get ready for some more gloating from the fanboys who only cares about graphics again….

    Source: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/01/28/witcher-3-

  • Dark Shidara

    Takahashi’s final check play time was over 300 hours
    Many options for player avatar customization
    GamePad shows character locations, quest locations
    Warp to previously visited areas on the GamePad
    Battles are faster paced, more-actiony than Xenobalde
    Differentiates close and distant attacks
    More unique monsters and equipment than Xenoblade
    Mira is 400km^2, which is 5 times the size of Xenoblade’s world
    SOLD!!

    • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

      SOLD indeed!

  • AntiActivity

    For those who were wondering where are all the reviews for Warner Bros. & Techland's recently released PC, PS4, and Xbox One title Dying Light, Forbes writer Paul Tassi has mentioned there was apparently a promise by the publisher and developer there won't be a review embargo, instead the companies held off releasing review copies from the press until 12 hours prior to the official release of the game: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/01/26

    So be careful about this purchasing this title, since most reviews will probably be incomplete or rushed.

    • edniceU

      Wait for the reviews man…Dying Light had 3 years of dev time.

  • AntiActivity

    Don't think you will report on this, but it is kind of grim news for Sony though. The company will be laying off an additional 1,000 employees from their mobile division, since they've lost approximately $1.5 billion dollars from that business alone: http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Sony-to-ax-an

    It has been noted their Image Sensors and Games division is doing rather well though, but it looks like there's a good chance the company will continue to lose money next year.

  • visoredgruntR34

    This is NOT a news stories but I think you should give this YouTube channel a shout-out

    It's called "Console Wars" it's a light hearted take on SNES vs Genesis days https://www.youtube.com/user/levelonerules

  • Mario_U

    Confirming one of my fears for this game, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will allow for microtransactions in Raid mode where you can pay to continue playing a mission you died in: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-28-resi

  • RandomiteTandomite0

    https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/de

    "Support for YouTube and Maps apps on PS Vita is ending"

    Never heard of Firmware updates that remove features. (not really and exaggeration but still perplexing)

    • Dark Shidara

      The Fvck? why take away features instead of making more? seems like Sony wants me to just hate my Vita.

  • SoccerStar9001

    http://www.craveonline.com/gaming/articles/816145
    Read me comment too. (Leo Weng)

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Nintendo of Japan have uploaded the latest news and info on its third quarter Investors Relations Information.
    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/index.html

  • NovusPerfectus

    I have read comments from around the web about my discovery and some of the comments have shown me that I didn't put enough detail thus I decided to write an article for your site to more detailed explanation and further explain some points I have made in my comment…

    I will reply to myself and in that reply there will be the article, please publish the article. Thanks.

    Expect article tomorrow…

    • FrancisPE2

      Cool

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Two great news-

    First… NIntendo takes top spot in Metacritic 2014's game publisher rankings.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-takes-the-

    And second… Hyrule Warriors have shipped ONE MILLION WORLDWIDE, according to Koei-Tecmo!
    http://nintendoeverything.com/hyrule-warriors-shi

  • SoccerStar9001

    Not sure if you are interested in reporting on an indie horror game that is on fire recently.
    It is Five Nights at Freddy's 3. To be honest, I am a big fan.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHlIy0W4uU

  • SoccerStar9001

    Not sure if you will be interested in reporting a indie horror game that is on fire recently.
    It's Five Nights at Freddy's 3. To be honest, I am a big fan.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHlIy0W4uU

  • AntiActivity

    Francis,
    Please deal with Gamingfan, he's at it again with his anti-Nintendo rants: http://playeressence.com/no-mr-adelman-youre-wron

    It's pretty clear he's intentionally riling up the community by trolling them with his personal bias, since he has been whining about leaving the site for a while now, and yet he continues to bring up his anti-Nintendo bias here. If I had said the same garbage he has been spouting in any Sony article, and replace every Nintendo title he listed with games coming out on the PlayStation, then he would have been the one proclaiming me as a troll.

    • Mario_U

      This shit is Last_gamer all over again. Wouldn't be surprised if they were the same person, and yet Gamingfan managed to be persistent throughout his pathetic existence by promising to act better then breaking his promise constantly. Three strikes now, time for the banhammer.

      • AntiActivity

        He's a hypocritical troll, nothing more. Furthermore he keeps on claiming he's exposing the community, but all he's done is expose himself as a childish fanboy, since he only leaves positive comments in PlayStation articles, and brings up his anti-Nintendo bias in Nintendo articles and on various occasions completely unrelated articles. The fact he's claiming himself as an unbiased gaming fan is an extremely hypocritical statement.

        • FrancisPE2

          I'll see what I can do

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    A brief update on the sound effects used in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
    http://nintendoeverything.com/a-brief-update-on-t

  • AntiActivity

    Almost 4 years have passed since the notorious 2011 hack of PSN servers, which revealed a vast amount of personal and credit card information for all of it's users. The matters of the class action lawsuit have been settled, and Sony has been forced to provide victims with a PSN account at the time, a choice of only a few digital products or services. While anyone who is able to prove they were victims of identity theft in direct result of the hack, will only be able to claim up to $2,500 from the company: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2015/01/23

    The company is offering three months subscription to PlayStation Plus, free themes, or a free PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable game from the list below:
    - Dead Nation (PS3)
    - Infamous (PS3)
    - LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
    - Super Stardust HD (PS3)
    - rain (PS3)
    - Puppeteer (PS3)
    - Invizimals: Lost Kingdom (PS3)
    - God of War® HD (PS3)
    - Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)
    - LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
    - ModNation Racers (PSP)
    - Patapon 3 (PSP)
    - WipEout Pure (PSP)

    If you already own every product listed above or don't want any of them, then you're out of luck.

  • SoccerStar9001
  • SoccerStar9001
  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Very impressive info! This will put smiles on Koei-Tecmo's faces.

  • titangamecube

    I probably wouldn't either

  • KingSlime1

    Limited edition Zelda Majora's Mast New 3DS selling out fast!

    Good thing I got one.

    http://kotaku.com/psa-the-majoras-mask-3ds-sold-o

  • KingSlime1

    IGN says Xbox One and PS4 are "online-only" consoles.

    How dare they.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/01/10/opinion-xb

  • AntiActivity

    Bethesda has recently removed their 6 month subscription plan for Elder Scrolls Online, which has triggered rumours of a possible shift to a free to play model: http://www.pcgamer.com/the-elder-scrolls-online-r

  • UncannyOmninaut

    What a coincidence almost the same day as my mother. 😉

    Happy Birthday Ricard!

  • DylanWins

    I hope you're having a wonderful birthday!

  • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

    Happy birthday, Ricard!!

  • SoccerStar9001

    Happy birthday!

  • SoccerStar9001

    Wtf?

    • edniceU

      At least it wasn't empty I guess.

    • RicardJulianti

      Bought, stolen, returned with rocks, Walmart didn't open the box to ensure it was the right thing inside.

      Had someone do that with an LG TV once at Target….returned it with their old ass panasonic inside instead

  • SoccerStar9001
  • Maestro

    Merry Christmas everyone :)

  • DylanWins

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time!

    :)

    • Emufred

      MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO.

    • Shadowkirby12

      Same to you, and to everyone. Merry Christmas!

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    BREAKING NEWS- Full version of Xenoblade Chronicles X E3 2013 from Monolith Soft!
    http://nintendoeverything.com/xenoblade-chronicle

  • SoccerStar9001
  • RicardJulianti

    Bandai has filed a DMCA claim against Durante…and more specifically DSFix. You know….the handy little tool that makes Dark Souls playable on PC and also enables all sorts of other goodies. Considering it doesn't use any of the actual code from Dark Souls and instead intercepts rendering calls (basically tells the GPU what to do before the game does, and overrides what the game wants)…..it's bullshit.

    He'll likely file a counter-claim…but still. He is pretty much the reason anyone has bought it on PC.
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9574

  • UncannyOmninaut

    What's up PE community? It's been awhile. Due to Holiday preparations and a trip to Rome I've been out of the loop when it comes to the gaming industry. I guess not a whole lot happened beyond some cool new footage for Zelda Wii U. That being said I thought I'd share the video on One Piece Super Grand Battle X for 3DS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsEvd_RNzyw

    Now what is unusual about this? It is the first non Nintendo game (to my knowledge anyway) to feature Amiibo support!

    Here's hoping it will make it overseas.

    Happy Holidays!

  • edniceU

    Persona 5 details to come after New Year's http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/22/persona-5-details-c...

  • SoccerStar9001

    Rumor and theory about MGSV: TPP released date. http://www.thenasian.com/2014/12/22/metal-gear-so

    • edniceU

      If it's true then that's genius, and it would speed up my PS4 purchase.

  • Emufred

    Last of Us 2 Confirmed http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9567

    (Posted again just in case)

  • edniceU

    Except it's TellTale so it will be awesome anyway.
    And how is this desperate?This is just what TellTale does, they grab a popular thing(GOT, Walking Dead, Law&Order) and make an adventure set in that universe.

  • Dark Shidara

    use this link instead Emufred: http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201412/14

    • Emufred

      Oh even better, thanks!

      • Dark Shidara

        any day bro, we want to avoid the IGNorant drama lol.

  • *NormalGamer*

    Great. Now Sony's copying Google. V_V

  • SoccerStar9001

    The next AC (victory?) will be out before an actual performance fixing patch is out.

  • titangamecube

    Are you kidding me? ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻

  • JTurner82

    UPDATE: I'm trying to get in touch with the guy from GoNintendo who got this bit of information. I want to ask him where this source of info came from. Because I don't want to be responsible for providing misleading information. That's why I'm asking him.

  • Dark Shidara

    Read the article, It's a well made opinion piece/editorial

    • http://wiiugamingzone.wordpress.com/ Serious Sammy

      Thanks dude

  • Mario_U

    That's pushing it for an HD re-release, and the fact that the FFXV demo will only appear on these collectors' editions (and first-run retail copies) doesn't help them in the slightest.

  • Emufred

    JTurner why you do this to me?

    How can I not be hype for this even if it is a rumour?

    • JTurner82

      I'm sorry, I really wasn't trying to cause any trouble. It was just something I heard from GoNintendo. Now deep down, I DO hope it comes true. But I can't necessarily promise anything. Nothing wrong with being hopeful though.

  • JTurner82

    YIKES! That's what I call price-gouging.

  • JTurner82

    Wonder if Nintendo has plans for China too?

  • KingSlime1

    YES! So basically, Last Guardian has been confirmed for PS4 with a non-confirmation confirmation.

  • Well…. I'll take any RPG I can get, I hope this is true, I'll get them posted in a few

    • JTurner82

      I WAS a little weary about reporting this because I myself find any prediction about what WiiU's future will be like pretty unpredictable. But yeah, here's hoping.

      Pier Solar and Alphadia Genesis are both great, and I look forward to Citizens of Earth, but still… more genuine stuff like these rumblings would be very nice.

  • Guidosaur

    Pretty sure TLH is a woman, and why does Francis need to do something about Gamingfan for expressing his opinions? As long as he isn't making threats to anyone what's the big deal with someone having opinions different than everyone else? Some of y'all need to learn to get along and realize you can agree to disagreee lol.

  • Dark Shidara

    I would KILL for another Dragons Dogma Game (aka MH4 Combat Tech Demo).
    The Graphics & Story weren't that good but man The Gameplay, Monsters, Character Customisation, Pawn System, Atmosphere and the Ur Dragon made the Game worth it. (I even bought the Dark Arisen Version)

  • JTurner82

    http://gematsu.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd

    According to this article, the page has just been taken down. So so far, it's not confirmed… yet. But it still would be a pretty lame move if they did.

  • JTurner82

    That's absolutely low. Given how many people already own this title, why would ANYONE want to go out and buy it AGAIN? I seriously doubt many people in Japan are eager to do this, especially since a lot of them already own FFX/X-2 on PS3/PSV. I have a feeling it's not going to work as well.

    • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

      I don't have a PS4 but damn I'm at this too, this is coming from someone that bought the HD release day 1 for PS3.

      1.Porting V and VI to mobile instead of the 3DS, two games that deserve 3D remakes? Makes too much sense

      2. Rereleasing a game previously released THIS YEAR like your uncreative AAA western counterparts instead of doing something new? It's the "hip" thing apparently

      3. Rereleasing FFVII but in a form of a straight port from Steam? Sign of desperation

      Oh Square Enix, I'm glad you're losing money. Sakaguchi-San, Uematsu-San, Amano-San, etc. I'm glad you guys left when you had the chance.

      • JTurner82

        Honestly, I don't see this remaster going over very well in Japan. Name one "remastered HD" title in Japan that did exceptionally well. Go ahead, name it.

        On the flip side, Japan is about to get a revamp of the original FF on 3DS alongside FFExplorers.

        • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

          None. Across the board though, DQVII did okay but that's on 3DS. I meant to put "but damn I'm MAD at this too" stinkin FireFox.

          • JTurner82

            And that was more than just a cheap and easy port. It was a full blown effort. A friend of mine is saying that putting this will sell PS4s in Japan, but on the flip side, that's just like saying that ZELDA HD WW will sell WiiUs in Japan. Now granted, Zelda isn't as popular in Japan, but on the other hand, did Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD really do anything for PS3 and PSV? And given how many people in Japan already own it and given how tiny the base is in Japan for PS4, who would really want to go out and buy it again? Even I see flaws in this decision.

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

    Consumer confidence will dwindle once again like when PS3 got hacked and stole people's credit card information.

  • TLH14

    …Did you watch the video?

    Yeah, it's really not that great, and I totally don't care if you don't like it…

    …But only if you've actually watched it.

  • Levian_VII

    New blog post on Xenoblade X site confirms online elements! http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/monolith-sof

  • Levian_VII

    New blog post on Xenoblade X site confirms online elements! http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/monolith-sof

  • NovusPerfectus

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=68046http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=68045

    Comg Japan preorder SSB4U 30-35% ahead MK8 same time frame

  • Bay2OnWiiU4Life

    Episode one of The Umbran Arts is now on the air.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqzztvoVngY

  • PrimusOrion

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8611

    The Guardian stating what we already knew, Nintendo is back.

  • Gryphonofmight

    http://www.gonintendo.com/s/233741-trine-enchante

    Trine Enchanted Edition Launching on Wii U Later This Year - Details + Trailer ( Launching first on PC and also coming to PS4 around the same time as wii u)

  • WiiUExposed

    Wii U interest skyrockets after E3 http://www.gamespot.com/articles/wii-u-sees-a-sur

  • Maestro

    Francis, do you mind if i post this news for Shovel Knight for other region (EU, JP and, AU) ? http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/07/shovel-knight-i

  • hardensoul72

    Nintendo will do Twitch live stream of San Diego comic con July 25-26

    "On July 25 and July 26, Nintendo will stream Nintendo Challenge Live, a stage show hosted from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that features intense tournament competition and awesome game-play challenges from some of the hottest upcoming games on Nintendo platforms. Fans can open their browsers to http://www.twitch.tv/nintendo to catch all of the action and stick around for hours to soak in all the festivities."

    http://www.nintendoplus.com/nintendo-will-livestr

  • Mario_U

    Along with Dragon Age 3 getting delayed for one month, Battlefield Hardline will get delayed until early 2015. EA's still cocky as ever though: http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2014/07/

  • hardensoul72

    MS financials out, they combined both Xbox one and 360. Previously they were separate.
    http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFina

    NeoGaf Thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8599

  • edniceU
  • FalconLawnch

    Yoshihisa Hashimoto, technical director of the Luminous Engine that powered the impressive Agni's Philosophy tech demo at E3 2012, along with the upcoming Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 has reportedly parted ways with Square-Enix. While high turnover rates are often par for the course in the gaming industry, it's a little odd to see such a high ranking member of the project leaving well before major titles running on Luminous tech are even released.

    Moreover, a NeoGAF moderator regarded as a resident expert on all things Square-Enix and Final Fantasy commented on the news by expressing fear that this may just be "the tip of the iceberg."

    Prior to his time at Square-Enix, Mr. Hashimoto had worked at Sega as part of Sonic Team for over 10 years.

    Link to original article: http://www.enixorigin.com/luminous-engine-technic

    NeoGAF thread: http://www.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=859588&amp

  • Mario_U

    http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/22/tetris-ultimate

    Ubisoft will release Tetris Ultimate on a Nintendo system after all. Too bad they won't get any of my money as long as Tetris Axis is still on the eShop.

  • RandomiteTandomite0

    Dropping some news.
    http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/18/origins-nint

    The Origins Of Nintendo Treehouse

  • andrerb

    gameplay video just added (starts at 30s) https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.net/assets/002/
    it only shows the first moments so there's nothing scary to see yet, but you can easily notice the Earthbound influence.
    sorry for being so annoying with this… but the game looks really promising, so please help spreading the word if you can :) only 20 hours left.

  • ActualGamer78

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AhRNaRr3PQ

    Metro Redux had an announcement trailer. Metro 2033 is completely rebuilt using the Last Light engine, each game costing $25 separately. Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

    Here's hoping Metro 2033 Redux is well optimized, the original was a mess in coding.

  • AntiActivity

    Hmm.. Looks like he's back and trying to make it sound like his entire post was legitimate, despite the fact a lot of his content was outdated and biased personal opinions. http://playeressence.com/forums/tal-ki-forum/#/20

  • AntiActivity

    Ubisoft details how Red Storm helps Massive develop The Division: http://blog.ubi.com/the-division-red-storm/

  • http://nintendobserver.com/ DePapier

    Btw, you seriously need to moderate Phoenix_flow in the forums.

  • DePapier

    You didn't really have to, they do it every week at Gematsu… http://gematsu.com/2014/03/media-create-sales-317

  • RandomiteTandomite0

    Ash is what you call a writer's puppet. Can't blame him at this point.

  • AntiActivity

    Square Enix's mobile game Deus Ex: The Fall will be heading over to Steam for $9.99 on Mar. 25, 2014: http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/25/5446652/deus-ex-

    The following changes are listed in the game's Steam store page:
    - Full Mouse & Keyboard control scheme
    - Microsoft Controller support
    - 28 Steam achievements
    - Steam Trading Cards and Badges
    - Adjusted Artificial Intelligence
    - Revised game tutorial
    - Removal of auto-target options
    - Revised aiming reticule
    - Removal of in-game purchase options, with rebalanced game economy
    - Revised cover options - now matches Deus Ex: Human Revolution (HOLD or Toggle)
    - Resolution, Anti-Aliaising and Vertical Sync options

    Original source: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258180/

    Anyone who pre-orders the game will receive Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition for free.

  • AntiActivity

    Microsoft is attempting to hire some ex-Irrational Games staff after the recent studio closure: http://gamingeverything.com/microsoft-is-looking-

    Original source: https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/435850298397954
    A Twitter user asked Phil Spencer the following question, "Tell me some of your studios are reaching out to the affected Irrational devs today. They are some talented folks. 343/BT perhaps?"

    Spencer's short responce, "We are"

  • AntiActivity

    Microsoft is attempting to hire some ex-Irrational Games staff after the recent studio closure: http://gamingeverything.com/microsoft-is-looking-

    Original source: https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/435850298397954

  • RicardJulianti

    Wolfenstein: The New Order - Keep it away from me.

    Doom 4 - YES PLEASE.

  • AntiActivity

    Capcom released a producer livestream video for Dustforce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgAQr2se53g

  • JTurner82

    I'm neutral about this decision because we do, after all, use computers. But I do hope SE considers one FF for WiiU.

  • Whybee

    Brian Blessed? Holy hell!

    • JTurner82

      Brian Blessed is a HUGE name. That should help sales of this game there for sure.

  • AntiActivity

    Surprisingly low for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Although I'm not sure why people are trying to compare it with Donkey Kong Country Returns though, that game was released 4 years after the launch of the Wii, which meant it had a bigger install base in comparison the the Wii U's current install base in Japan.

    • Guest

      Past DK sold at least a million in Japan. I think there is a platform fatigue a bit and of course being on Wii U did not totally help.

      West will do better, question is how much.

      Also 3ds decline in Japan isn't good either but we'll see. It needs more. Vita of course is kind of alive in Japan but even quite worse than Wii U in the rest of the world.

      • AntiActivity

        I think some of the PS Vita sales may be contributed solely due to the curiosity surrounding the Remote Play feature being advertised recently in Japan for the upcoming PS4 launch.

        • Guest

          Excluding the China market.
          3ds potential is still unknown in theory. It's amazing that 3ds is selling moderately well in the world rampant smartphones and how its hardware is quite much inferior to everything else.
          True, PS Vita also had some good holiday games come out recently. But Vita is also proof that powerful hardware doesn't translate into better sales.

          Which is why I was very pleased with their Unified OS future and hopefully, they did hint account based system. They could always do what Apple does make several tiered systems if they wished. It will become like their own Steam. Huge backlog.

          Microsoft tried and screwed it up. Playstation is going that route.
          Consoles may not die but evolve into something else.

          Here's the problem. Nintendo doesn't want to just stay profitable. They are very ambitious. Especially its size.Think about it less than 400 people company of Valve is a powerful force in PC. Nintendo is 5000. Which is a much bigger number but in a video game corporation world. That's pretty small in comparison to others yet they are very ambitious for its size and have more money.

          • AntiActivity

            I agree, Nintendo has always been ambitious for the stuff they do. Which is why they're always needed to shake up the industry once in a while, and why I never understood the idiotic demands for the company to go 3rd party. :/

          • Guest

            They aren't going to unless someone could convince them that they are better off making more money on software only and 3rd party rather than + hardware. Which is very hard to do. Not impossible but pretty hard. 3rd party dashes their any hopes for an ambitious future minus to do something like steam. In theory its plausible that their 3rd party route could be more profitable but it doesn't make them less vulnerable to market. In fact in some ways worse especially in the Western console market.

            Mid tier developers are nearly gone. AA are pinched away. AAA are feeling it to.

            Nintendo is one of the very few companies out there who has both low tier, mid tier, and AAA tier stuff regardless of how many titles they put out in amount.

            And western console market has turned into mass of indies on mobile, pcs and consoles. (Which isn't bad but lack of middle is bad), or AAA monsters. Not much everywhere else.

          • DePapier

            You know, you're kind of digressing into a variety of topics we have actually no relevant information on seemingly to once again suggest Nintendo is in a trouble. It doesn't make any sense at all. You don't really predict the future of a company and how "problematic" it could be based on one week of Japanese sales, especially when 15 out of the top 20 games are Nintendo titles, most of which evergreen.

            Look at the PS Vita TV.With the same approach, since it was Sony, people dubbed it success at launch: now it's selling around 1K a week. You wanna get the big picture, just look and see how it unfolds without making predictions that usually do not stand the test of time.

          • Guest

            I apologize.

            Also I am not suggesting Nintendo is in trouble. They might look at it but long term is fair game.

            I am just commenting on how Nintendo just has very high standards for itself.

            That is my point.

    • Whybee

      There's also the factor of the digital version…

      • titangamecube

        and the factor of "How in the hell its a bomb when it debut at #2?" or hell look at the other games on the list.

        • Guest

          Because Nintendo is usually subjected to higher standards. leading to more bias

        • Whybee

          Not to mention that it's only been out for THREE DAYS.

          • Whybee

            Actually, let me retract a bit. DKCR did better within three days, although that could be attributed to the bigger install base.

            But still, we should give it more time. Remember, 3D World was in the VERY SAME situation during its Japan debut, and it sold nearly 2 million in a month.

      • AntiActivity

        Yeah, unfortunately nobody other than Nintendo will know the sales numbers unless they publicly announce them. Of course that doesn't stop the trolls from heckling everybody because they only see one set of numbers. :/

      • Guest

        eshop is growing slow or fast, it is growing

        miiverse is active too.

  • Furious Francis

    I'll check it out.

  • Mario_U

    Already have Dust and Giana Sisters, but the other four games look interesting to me. I'll wait and see what other games will be added to the bundle before I consider a purchase.

  • AntiActivity

    That's odd, I've had the YouTube 3DS app for a long while now, did they just add it to your region?

    • Furious Francis

      Yeah, the YouTube app as been out for a while now

    • timg57867

      Yeah. I check my 3DS REGULARLY and live in the North East region of USA and this the first time I got a SpotPass about it. Maybe they made the Spot Pass for people who hadn't downloaded it yet…

  • JTurner82

    Kinda strange they're still marketing it in Japan considering it didn't do well at all over there.

    • RicardJulianti

      Games like Wii Fit have legs. Its average low will probably be higher than another high profile game that is a flash in the pan. Besides….how are people supposed to know it exists if Nintendo doens't market it? 😛

  • ActualGamer78

    Oooohhhh, a lot of awesome games here.

    Btw, if you haven't yet, play The Swapper, it is an awesome puzzle platformer game.

  • AntiActivity

    Sony released a Japanese PS4 launch trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sl1z_g7ww4

  • Furious Francis

    What is the deal with these dynamic IPs?

    • AntiActivity

      It depends on the ISPs actually, some companies provide Dynamic IPs automatically to customers, while charging extra for Static IPs in case people want to use it for business purposes such as setting domain registrations to direct traffic to the specific IP address. There are occasions where an ISP will actually provide a Static IP without charging extra, but people will have to request for a Dynamic IP address.

      There's also the other tricky thing, proxies. 😛 Basically these are fake addresses usually favoured by hackers or kiddie scripters. They can utilize these to mask their actual real IP address, but I doubt the one we're dealing with here is skilled enough to even use these.

  • titangamecube

    ?

    • Gryphonofmight

      a story saying sonic boom is coming out in may

  • Maestro

    Huge new of the day

  • DePapier

    That's weird. I mean, not really given they've been talking a lot about Bioshock Infinite not meeting expectations but… Take Two is kind of the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V so… Guess I didn't see that coming that way.

  • Furious Francis

    They're not lying dude.

    • Mario_U

      I'm more worried about the deluge of trolls that will come in and bash Nintendo despite being a Sony article. *coughNPDarticlecough*

      • Furious Francis

        Stop worrying. Let them bash Nintendo.

  • Furious Francis

    Thanks for the tip, but is there anything you can do about that name?

    • AntiActivity

      You could shorten it to initials:
      IGTTAP23 or IGotToTAP23

      😀

    • IGotToTakeAPiss23

      I'll find a way to change it.

      • ActualGamer78

        Is the name changed now?

        • AntiActivity

          Yep

        • Furious Francis

          Yeah, thanks!

  • Furious Francis

    YEs

  • JTurner82

    Good. A WiiU title also being advertised alongside the PS3 release. That's how it should be.

  • JTurner82

    NowTHAT looks quite cool.

  • DePapier

    How does that work? :O I mean, how did he do that?

  • Furious Francis

    Banned

  • Furious Francis

    Banned, I'm in somewhat of a bad mode right now. Trolls don't even get warnings now.

    • JTurner82

      I don't blame you. This weekend has been horrible in terms of trolling.

      • Furious Francis

        Yeah, Its getting really bad. To the point where I might be shutting down my PE YouTube channel, and just go with PE reviews

        • AntiActivity

          Well, it's bound to happen. Unfortunately the more attention this site receives, more trolls will appear.

          • Furious Francis

            True, Anti…..Can I ask you a big favor? Could you write a short code of conduct for the users when you get time?

          • AntiActivity

            Are you sure you want me to do this? This is your site after all, it feels awkward for me to provide conduct rules for something you started. Also I'm a pretty cynical person. 😛

          • Furious Francis

            Please, email it to me when you get time

          • AntiActivity

            Sure. I'll have to think about it carefully then. 😛

            BTW, did you see the 13 minute gameplay video for South Park: The Stick of Truth I linked yesterday?

          • Furious Francis

            It will be up soon

        • titangamecube

          Francis, don't. Do not let the trolls win. Trolls are just people with no life and only serve to disrupt what you love to do. So what if you do Nintendo games? Other channels make their channels for a singular platform and still continue to do it. I say fuck the trolls and the whining some people do. Do what you love, not what the trolls want.

          • Furious Francis

            I agree……but dude, I'm tired of it…..

          • AntiActivity

            You could just keep on doing it, and just immediately ban the trolls in the comment, it's not worth the effort to even bother replying to them since you know they already set their minds. There are more people supporting you, than the number of trolls after all.

          • titangamecube

            We all are man. My suggestion, just enjoy some games….and this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6fODP5h9SY

          • Furious Francis

            That was great…..thanks

          • DePapier

            Look at Nintendo's Youtube channel. The comments in there are a nightmare, and they just do not care. You got the Nintendo Minute guys keeping people engaged amid all the mayhem, still with a smile on their faces, just having fun playing videogames. Just direct people to comment on Playeressence the website itself for your episodes and do not take part in the discussion with the Youtube community.

            Just ignore the Youtube comments. And if you can't, whenever you see a go post in it, direct the poster to Playeressence.com.

          • DePapier

            Think about it: it's just the usual, predictable, "Shokio post-Nintendo announcement" feedback. All you gotta do is just keep calm, ban people, and count that money.

        • JTurner82

          I hope you don't stop the videos, though; I always liked those, especially the one where you talked about potential support from Capcom and Namco, etc. That was one of my favorites. But yes the trolling really HAS gotten outta hand here.

          • Furious Francis

            I'll just go with my PE Reviews Channel

          • JTurner82

            What about future PExNintendo videos? I hope we still get to see some of those.

          • Furious Francis

            Might be multiplatform….

  • Furious Francis

    Great news, thanks

  • JTurner82

    It might not mean anything, though. Everybody don't get your hopes up. It COULD be a big disappointment.

  • Gryphonofmight

    actually forget the next level games tweet. they always retweet it

  • Furious Francis

    Yeah that does mean nothing

  • NGX159

    Sweet baby Jesus our savior! No way!!!

  • Furious Francis

    LINK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DePapier

    That's actually HUGE… And "have been literally f***ed" is no understatement.

  • Furious Francis

    I don't post smartphone stuff

  • DePapier

    And that's without freaking releasing the game in Europe (and Japan) on the eShop.

  • Nathan

    And at a new time slot where I'll actually see it live!

    • AntiActivity

      Not for me unfortunately, I'll be stuck in traffic at that time period. :/

  • AntiActivity
  • Furious Francis

    Thanks, and banned

  • Shadowkirby12

    EA= (Lying) Eternal Assholes

    • AntiActivity

      Unfortunately there will be people out there who actually believe this delusional garbage…

  • Furious Francis

    I don't post VC titles coming to Japan. If they come over I'll post them

  • JTurner82

    They are really dishing out a LOT of VC titles on WiiU there in Japan. Wonder when we'll get our turn?

  • JTurner82

    Nah, not likely.

  • RicardJulianti

    Those last 4…..how were they not already implemented???? They've been on the 360 for YEARS if not since the beginning.

    Just how half baked was this thing??

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    Is it me or does the framerate seem a bit weird with both games? I hope it's just the capture, if it turns out anything like Jak and Daxter HD on Vita then I will be upset

  • Maestro

    Nintendo Game Freak and Creatures trademark, must be Pokemon related

    • Whybee

      Placing my bets on a new Mystery Dungeon to complement Gates of Infinity.

  • AntiActivity

    This game definitely relates to the recent teaser site Marvelous AQL launched a few days ago, and it has been recently updated with the title of the game Kinki no Magna for the site: http://www.maql.co.jp/special/game/3ds/kinki/

  • RicardJulianti

    They really do like to fluff their numbers don't they…

  • RicardJulianti

    Would have made more sense to show Yakuza instead of bang bang shootemup 4. Also….nothing about playing on the train? They commute everywhere by train…

  • titangamecube

    A 100?…..yeah… I will have to see proof of that Sony.

    • Furious Francis

      I don't think its fluff if you count indies, classics, PS Now stuff, ect

  • JTurner82

    Wonder if this is Ubisoft's attemp to apologize for delaying WiiU WatchDogs.

    • Furious Francis

      LOL! I hope not. That's a crazy way to apologize and will not make up for the delay in some peoples eyes.

      • JTurner82

        I was joking about that. Rather darkly.

      • DePapier

        Actually… If I remember correctly they just had a discount on every Ubisoft title on the eShop when they delayed Rayman Legends and the folks at Nintendo Life back then dumbed it an apologizing move.

  • DePapier

    If you look at the original article, it sends back to the old article when it's been mentioned.

    This isn't news. It's true that some investors want to get rid of Xbox but it's not new: they're just going Nintendo on Microsoft.

    • Emufred

      You know the media is messed up when the word Nintendo can be used as a negative adjective and not question it lol.

      • DePapier

        Exactly. That's just how it is.

  • DePapier

    I don't think you're reading too much into it. But hey, ultimately one day it'll be official.

  • Guest

    Their reasons for delaying. Seems pretty telling.
    http://www.videogamer.com/wiiu/watch_dogs/news/wa

  • ei8bit
  • Furious Francis

    Way too long to post on the site

    • http://fonichedge.deviantart.com TripleMMM

      At the very least, give this lad a shout-out! While some might be topics that Triforce J. might have discussed before, it's actually in a more different light. Almost anew even. :)

  • Furious Francis

    We know, they are hiring, LOL

  • DePapier

    Dayum, that was a long read.

    • Furious Francis

      Too freaking long

  • DePapier

    I got a friend on the 'verse who's all into it. He'd be like:
    "They see me Yoshin', they're hatin'…" 😀

  • Furious Francis

    I'll look into it

  • RicardJulianti

    And it's not Sonic Boom either. Some were speculating that it hadn't been announced when he made the statement….but it isn't Sonic.
    https://twitter.com/mrbasil_pesto/status/43229976

    I read the "but what it is may no longer be relevant" as…"could be revealed in a Direct before we publish the cover" so….

    Guess we'll see by March 12th since that's when it hits stores.

  • DePapier

    It's because he openly said he wanted people to buy the game on the PS4.

    What I wonder though, is with all these power talks he is fostering, how about he just releases his game without any limitations on the PC and let people play what would ultimately be the best version from that ridiculous standpoint?

    • Furious Francis

      I'll post it when he actually does put up the comparisons. Getting kind of tired of teases

  • AntiActivity

    Assault Android Cactus? Yeah, I'm looking forward to that one, it's also available as an Early Access game on Steam right now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/250110/

    Nintendo officially changed the release date for the game to 2nd Qtr. of 2014 recently: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41178

  • JTurner82

    Hmmmm…. Considering Hirai's credibility is in question I wonder.

  • titangamecube

    Like the Evo event organizers should have done in the first place.

  • Furious Francis

    Why would you link Eurogamer, and we already know it is coming

    • Gryphonofmight

      the polygon story turned out to not be confirmation from ubisoft, they edited the article afterwards….this is though

      • Furious Francis

        Do you have a different source?

        • AntiActivity

          Here's Nintendo Everything, but they still cited Eurogamer though: http://nintendoeverything.com/new-ubisoft-product

          • Furious Francis

            I just wanted a different source to confirm it, cool

          • AntiActivity

            I understand, I'm pretty skeptical about anything from Eurofaker when it's concerning Nintendo.

          • Furious Francis

            Exactly, I will never take them as a direct source for anything

  • Mario_U

    And fanboys/haters will still call for Iwata's head instead for Nintendo's because the gaming media has told them to only look at how well the PS4's doing, not how Sony as a whole is doing (which is not very well).

    Nintendo's losses weren't very pleasant to look at, but it's chump change compared to Sony's losses.

  • RicardJulianti

    :-O

    Holy shit. I got a knot in my stomach when I realized that the header image was a screenshot and not a photograph. I can't even….

    Holy shit.

  • DePapier

    "More accurate physics that are processed at 240 frames-per-second (on 3DS the equivalent was often 30 frames-per-second)."
    What is that supposed to mean??

    Though damn, that screenshot looks really really beautiful.

    • RicardJulianti

      Like I said below (saw Eyeofcore's link of this first)…I got a knot in my stomach when I realized that it was a screenshot and not a photograph.

      Stunning. This game should dispel talk of the Wii U not being powerful…on both the GPU and the CPU front. 1080/60fps and realistic physics processed at 240fps (VERY CPU taxing stuff there). Absolutely gorgeous.

      • DePapier

        I really want to know though what "realistic physics processed at 240fps" actually means. Does that mean "balance" objects will move around at 240fps on that 1080p imagery? It would be absolute smoothness.

  • Maestro

    Online local play, I don't know how we supposed to call it but…

  • RicardJulianti

    Also, Deep Down has been delayed until "After Summer"….so not releasing with the PS4 Launch in Japan.
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/07/deep-down-

  • Shadowkirby12

    Well that's suprising, it doesn't have as many dislikes as I thought it would. Good video though. I expected the Sony drones to go apeshit and that would've been some good entertainment

  • AntiActivity

    There's actually quite a lot of mixed signals concerning this. A Nintendo staff member said second, while a Sega staff member said third. So nobody has a clear idea what's going on here.

  • Furious Francis

    I think most people would have no problem with Shokio if he would just stop targeting my community in his videos.

    • Nathan

      Yeah I can see how that would bug some people. I personally just look past those parts and listen to what he's really saying. The only reason I don't usually watch his videos is because of how long they are haha.

  • AntiActivity

    I think he mentioned he was going to do this video after seeing the Sony article on this site: http://playeressence.com/sony-is-forecasting-a-lo

    • Nathan

      I didn't go into the comments section on that article when I saw that there were 80ish comments haha. Thanks for the tip though, as Francis would say lol.

      • AntiActivity

        You could easily just search for shokio, he uses the same name here. So it's not too difficult to find his comments. :)

  • Nathan

    Forewarning, the video is pretty long and gets off topic in the latter section of it.

  • AntiActivity

    Francis, I've noticed you haven't listed the North American eShop update yet.

  • Mario_U

    Gotta get 'dat large install base with the previous-gen consoles, cause those new consoles don't have that install base despite selling reasonably (*Wii U-esque trolllogic*).

  • AntiActivity

    This thing has issues with the words "on" "line" together. Messages will always go into moderation whenever there's a comment or link with that word.

    • RicardJulianti

      Really? That's just bizarre that the word online would block it. (Lol if this gets sent into moderation)

      • AntiActivity

        Wow, it made it through. Did Francis change things? I usually had to change the word to post stories….

  • titangamecube

    Activision not trying to milk the series? Hell has frozen over.

    • RicardJulianti

      Oh…they're still milking it….they are just using 3 teats rather than two.

  • RicardJulianti

    So….basically he revealed Zero?

    • AntiActivity

      Yes he did.

  • DePapier

    "Those hoping Sonic Boom will make it to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are out of luck. Steve Singer, Nintendo's VP of licensing, was at the event to emphasize that Sonic Boom represents the second of three planned Sonic exclusives for Nintendo machines. Looks like there will be one more to round a trilogy between Lost World and Boom."

    Dang these people got bombs…

  • Furious Francis

    There is confusion on this

    • RicardJulianti

      Yeah, VP of licensing says one thing….but I believe the press release says another. We'll see…

  • Furious Francis

    Already reported on in multiple posts I made

  • DePapier

    Now I'M a backer! 😉 I'm digging the ninja!

  • DePapier

    I'm so amazed they introduced their reel with a Wii U game.

  • Gryphonofmight

    sega clarified its the 3rd game

  • Whybee

    SECOND?! What about Mario & Sonic, then?

  • DePapier

    You mean on that Sonic game they never got to finish from way back? The dude must be living the dream!

  • Shadowkirby12

    Ah, good to know. Crytek got their engine up and running on the Wii U after all :)

  • DePapier

    "This trailer utilizes the game's engine and represents a work in progress"
    "SEGA"
    "Big Red Button Entertainment"
    "An ancient land"
    "Four friends"
    "Go on an incredible journey"
    "Sonic Boom"
    "Coming soon"

    There you go.
    P.S.: Now that you mention it the game has that Ratchet and Clank feel to it.

  • Whybee

    Darn, you beat me to it by three minutes.

    • RicardJulianti

      Fun fact about Big Red Button……they have former Naughty Dog developers

  • Maestro

    How many games on KS got a wii U on their main & stretch goal. There is a lot

  • DePapier

    Day one.

    • AntiActivity

      Since I'm a Kickstarter backer: Day -???

      • DePapier

        Hahaha! 😀

  • Maestro

    Wait…. what ???? not on PS4 and X1 ???
    How did this happened ?

  • RicardJulianti

    Also, it seems like the article was written purely as a way for EA to respond given this guy's history….

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=998414

    Corruption fuggin' everywhere..

  • Whybee

    Perhaps people are excited for Tropical Freeze?

  • AntiActivity

    As I have said before, all Kaz Hirai's doing right now is delaying the bankruptcy, they should be producing products people want to purchase at a competitive price range to increase their profits instead. That should be a better solution than just cost cutting measures..

  • titangamecube

    Another loss?…Starting to think that PS4 4 million sold number is a little false. Granted the article states its other businesses rather then the console but even then, its suspicious.

    • RicardJulianti

      Each one of those was sold at a loss, and the attach rate is only around 2.5:1 or so. The Wii U may have sold poorly right after launch, but the attach ratio was at least around 5:1

  • Furious Francis

    WoW…Sony is cutting jobs? They just bought a plat for 79 million

  • Maestro
  • Gryphonofmight

    3rd sonic game announced tomorrow?

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    Sorry, but I refuse to pay so much for a 4 hour game (the other content only adds another 2 hours). Maybe if it was 10 dollars, fine.

    Kojima, remember MGS2? Remember when the prologue to that game was, I dunno, BUILT INTO THE FULL GAME. Stop this. Now.

    • RicardJulianti

      Also, how damn arrogant can they be?

      OUR GAME HAS 100% CAN'T MISS CLASSIC GOTY GOTY GOTY WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!

      Puhleeze.

  • Maestro

    That's pretty, one rare sight when the big 3 works together for one common thing.

  • Maestro

    PEGI rating system and also USK

  • AntiActivity

    Alien Isolation's lead designer Gary Napper provided new details concerning the game's crafting system and utilizing tools to defend yourself in the game: http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2014

  • Whybee

    Sorry, I meant to reply to DePapier.

    • DePapier

      It's the research I've been working on for a while from the Famitsu's Top 100 Japanese game sales of 2013. Took me ages to make an Excel sheet out of it and I am now proofreading my article.

      You know how they say Iwata be dropping them bombs, right? That's what I hope to do.

  • Furious Francis

    I'm not linking Eurogamer damaging articles

  • Furious Francis

    Thanks, but this has already been linked. Make sure you check out the other posts to see if somebody else already linked it.

    Thanks for contributing

  • RicardJulianti

    As a follow-up….also requires Origin: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=996335

    80-90% sure I'm not playing this now. Dang…..I've been in the mood for a good shooter too.

  • Furious Francis

    Not posting it! LOL

    I'm doing my own.

  • Furious Francis

    Please give a full description of what you are linking, thanks

    • darkgamer001

      I'll try to, but details are scarce at the moment…

      All we know is that this is apparently a promotional poster for a set of keychains inspired by The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It will be distributed by Bandai, but no release date has been announced according to gonintendo http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=

  • Furious Francis

    I've seen this, Shuhei Yoshida said the same thing. Its verbatim now

  • Furious Francis

    There is no way they can cancel the Wii U version at this point.

    • AntiActivity

      I'm pretty sure this is nothing but a marketing ploy from Ubisoft. There's a huge upsurge of people pre-ordering for the Wii U version now, for Ubisoft to cancel at this point will definitely end up hurting their own sales and their own stock value.

      • JTurner82

        This is such a dishonest way of doing business. Ubisoft should consider themselves lucky that I've preordered this game, but this sort of sneaky, underhanded strategy to increase more sales is very inexcusable IMO.

    • DePapier

      I'm definitely down on that being marketing, but I can't allow myself to think they'd be no way they cancel after what they did — and are doing — with Rayman Legends. We've known Ubisoft and third-parties in general for sabotaging, no matter what the cost may be.

  • AntiActivity
  • Mythosa

    Yeah. It seems like they would be dumb to cancel it now that pre-orders have been fairly successful on the Wii U now.

  • Maestro

    Good a team inside Europe will be more effective for football games (I guess)

  • NGX159

    Hell has frozen over

  • DePapier

    The discussion with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham — the third one you linked — was particularily funny.

    "@TIKIPODltd Yikes. That's lame/wrong. Do they offer 9/10 at least? ;)"
    "@JoolsWatsham no mention of that, probably need to drop them a few more gold bars to level up to a high score review."

    • AntiActivity

      I hope Game Reactor doesn't attempt to retaliate against TiKiPOD for publicly naming them. The site could intentionally release an extremely low rating for the game to distort the metascore average, without actually performing any review of TiKiPOD's game.

  • AntiActivity

    Have fun and relax. :)

  • Maestro

    That's quite a message… Something have changed in your life ?

    • ryuken13

      I am 40 years old, single, in love in a one way relationship, 16 hours of school, 12 online, alone in a shitty anchor town near the Texas border in an apartment that does not pass code, right next to a bar I feel through my floor every night, and full time student since my skill set would either have me slaving like a dog at a car lot or a minimum wage job.

      Parents help with school, loans help with rest but there is no dignity in that..

      I am tired and the emotional plate is full.. One best friend I can talk to just got married and got a house and do not want to burden him..

      Not whining or asking for sympathy.. You asked.

      • Maestro

        A simple, "yes", "no" or "no, but I will" would have been fine too.

        Take care of yourself. That's all.

        • ryuken13

          lol.. This is the internet bro.. Everyone is so darn curious.. Not referring to you. No mysteries and nothing to be ashamed about. Full disclosure felt good getting everything in writing..

          Cleansing and set priorities that way.

          look at poor Brayden.. The world just wants to know..

          Not saying I am special or anything but Francis, you and others deserve the truth and an explanation. If I can't be honest with you guys.. Then the possibility of not being honest with myself occurs.. That is when things really hit the fan lol.

          Thanks for the concern

          • Furious Francis

            That's cool Ryuken13, take some time, and come back when you're ready.

          • DePapier

            I wish you the best ryuken. It's gonna save you a lot of time and also quite some stress and I hope you'll get to use that time efficiently.

            See you when it's all good. :)

  • Furious Francis

    What's going on? You won't be able to access my site anymore?

    • Ryuken13

      A lot of stress bro.. 16 hours of school in comp sci and personal problems..

      Deleted my facebook account too and going to see how it goes.. I will access the site and read your stuff but contributing meaningful content takes time.

      Also with the stress my fuse is getting short and I do not want to be an ass to some of the trolls disrespecting you and I.

      I will be back. Same handle I will not pull a onlyUnext gen with false handles to troll.

      Live in Texas if ya make it this way it would be a pleasure to meet.. Emailed ya my actual contact info if you need to correspond..

      Be Well

      Ryuken13

  • eyeofcore
  • DePapier

    "Now let’s all play some games and forget about where the industry is headed, because we have no fucking clue."

    Thank you for sharing! 😀

  • DePapier

    "It was obvious all these people hadn’t read IGN’s articles about the PSP, or they would have known better."

    That's exactly why I'm glad as hell that I didn't even know about the Internet back in the days. I was just enjoying my Nintendo systems and having console wars with my friends, but now that the Internet is even more prevalent — and corrupted — my friends have been made a LOT more stupid.

  • DePapier

    I totally support his statement. He launched the game on WiiWare and literally didn't make any dime on it since there was/is a policy on WiiWare about selling a certain amount of copies before touching revenue.

    He wants whoever wants to play it on Wii U to help him unlock that money.

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    I don't know how long it will take for Francis to reply, so I'll say it now:

    Player Essence has a blacklist of websites that shouldn't be linked in the Contact Section. The big three are IGN, Craptaku, and Eurogamer, especially when it comes to their 'opinions.'

    Just for future reference.

    • Furious Francis

      I'll just delete stupid opinions if linked. I've told people many times not to link that crap…. so I'll just start deleting. Eurogamer is irrelevant and their "opinions" are not news.

      • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

        Fair enough. You think you could have some sort of warning or something at the top of the page, just so newcomers who want to link sites don't get the wrong idea when their links are just deleted? I never saw Gustaf link an article before now, and I kinda felt bad…

        Edit: Never mind, he did link a site before… Kotaku…

  • Furious Francis

    Yeah….I don't exactly know how to stop him

  • Furious Francis

    scheduled for tomorrow

  • AntiActivity

    Did a bit of research, apparently the sale's not limited to only these three PS4 titles. Depending on the store you visit, most of their PS4 selection are priced at $34.99. So anyone interested in getting a deal on some PS4 games, you might want to visit your local Canadian Target store.

  • JTurner82

    Augh, I know. Here I was trying to pacify him by giving him some reassurance that WATCH_DOGS is coming and he treats me like garbage. Then again he HAS treated me like garbage before on a lot of issues he stubbornly believed were true and tried to convince me to give up on (TALES or KH3 on WiiU, for instance). He was really being nasty to me.

    • Furious Francis

      I took care of it

      • JTurner82

        I'm glad you did. I really don't like people who try to discourage you and criticise you for having "too much faith" and to "give up". It's insulting to me not only as a gamer but as a WiiU owner who wants the system to get back on the right track in all areas.

        • Furious Francis

          True

      • DePapier

        Thank you very much. I can't believe he actually represents the majority of the mindsets of other websites.

        • JTurner82

          More like he seems to want to.

      • Anonymoose

        THANK YOU.

  • JTurner82

    Well at least it shows Sega continuing to support Nintendo. I doubt this was going to be the third exclusive title Sega was doing for WiiU though. It might be something else.

  • Whybee

    So THAT'S what they meant by "using smartphones to advertise games".

  • JTurner82

    The end of the year!? What are they going to have to fill in the gaps? I hope they have a lineup that will push sales this year, because that's an awfully long time to wait for it! Oh wait, maybe that hasn't been translated correctly. I must be misreading into it.

    • Maestro

      The next Nintendo Direct might tell us what will come

    • Furious Francis

      Mario Kart, Bayonetta, Monolith Soft X, Hyrule Warriors, Fast Racing Neo, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, DKC Tropical Freeze, and more to be announced

      • JTurner82

        Like I said, I think I just overreacted instead of reading it correctly. Thanks again. I appreciate it.

  • JTurner82

    Seriously, look at that lineup. It doesn't look that compelling. I doubt PS4 will do that well there.

  • DePapier

    FINALLY. Guess I can buy the game then. 😀

  • Furious Francis

    Hey Anti, you want to write me a short bio on yourself and send a picture so I can add you to the about us page on the site? And it doesn't have to be a actual picture of you. It can be a game character you like or something, or your real picture.?

    [email protected]

    • AntiActivity

      lol Nah, not necessary. I'm not always around, and I'm not really looking for any recognition. :)

  • AntiActivity

    Here, show him this list from October 31, 2013: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/131031e.pdf

    Tell him Nintendo took it off the list in the report from the previous quarter because Ubisoft delayed the game, and the company hasn't announced a new release date since then. Nobody knows when Ubisoft is planning the new release date, it could be this year or the next. Nintendo's just being cautious about adding it for this quarter's report.

    The only reason why Gonintendo and the other sites are sensationalizing this is primarily due to clickbait potential, anyone who performed the simplest research would've discovered the game was removed from the list since October 31, 2013 when the game was officially delayed.

    • JTurner82

      Maybe someone else should; I'm afraid Brando will just yell at me and be nasty to me… again. But yes, thanks for providing the evidence.

      • AntiActivity

        Just show him the evidence, and my explanation, if he doesn't accept it, then it's on him. It's not worth the trouble worrying over one person who's affected by clickbait.

        Furthermore, if it was such an issue for the game to be missing on the current list, then why didn't these sites raise a huge flag when it was missing in Oct. 31, 2013? They're just feeding off people's worries from the recent GameStop debacle with this huge clickbait potential, that even GameStop apologized for, even Ubisoft hasn't made an official cancellation announcement.

        • JTurner82

          Oh yeah, everybody seems to be going crazy on hating WiiU this year. Let's hope 2014 will be a better year so that reluctant developers may be tempted to give the system a second look (if not to necessarily dissuade the negativity in the media).

          • AntiActivity

            No, it's not only this year, people have been hating on Nintendo for many generations now. It's only a lot worse nowadays due to the availability of the internet and social media.

          • JTurner82

            Oh yeah, the internet is really skyrocketing this detestation. Ditto with social media. Hopefully Nintendo themselves can combat this.

          • AntiActivity

            Actually they've already started that with the Nintendo Directs. No misleading articles from mainstream sites can touch them. Only people who are actually interested in games will watch it, as long as they only focus on the message in the videos.

  • Furious Francis

    Please don't link Kotaku

  • Furious Francis

    sorry

  • AntiActivity

    The bankruptcy claims has already been disputed by the CEO of Dontnod: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-01-31-

  • Furious Francis

    I've had my eye on him. I'll ping his IP and give him a warning.

    BTW Anti, I really appreciate what you are doing for the site. You don't have to do it and yet here you are. I don't know you really, but you are a friend of mine.

    • AntiActivity

      No problem, I'm just tired of seeing all the media bias, and fanboys contributing to the bias. It would be better if everyone would just accept everyone for what they like, instead of attacking others for it. For example, I don't like FPS games but I know people do enjoy them, so I say good for them if they find it fun. There's too many sites out there who encourages negative behaviour, and I definitely would like to keep your site steady and fair for everyone despite the challenges. :)

      • Furious Francis

        When Nintendo adds a gifting feature to Wii U, you'll be the first person that gets games from me.

        • AntiActivity

          lol Nah, don't need it. Keep the money for your family, they're always the priority. :)

          • Furious Francis

            I can spare a indie game or two, I get some DL codes from developers.

          • AntiActivity

            I tend to buy indie games I'm interested in pretty quickly. lol I like to support them more than most 3rd parties nowadays. :)

          • Furious Francis

            I'm defeated then…LOL. Thanks for the work man. I appreciate it.

          • AntiActivity

            No problem. I'll try to keep up with the latest info for you and forward it whenever I have some spare time. :)

          • Furious Francis

            BTW, that dude was a troll, I banned him.

          • AntiActivity

            Thanks Francis.

  • Maestro

    They will all inevitably ditches the platform

    • JTurner82

      The Western ones are ones that will not be trusted. I expect better from Japan.

      • AntiActivity

        I have more faith in the Western indie devs though.

        • JTurner82

          Yes, the indies ARE nice to have. Curious: are there any Eastern indies in Japan too? Nintendo should get them and the third parties they have good relations in Japan with on their side too.

          • AntiActivity

            There are, but oddly the program's restricted for Japanese indies. I'm not sure why, it may be a local law requirement for indies to require an actual office or publisher, since I don't see much Japanese indie games on PSN or XBL either.

          • JTurner82

            Either way, I say Nintendo should collaborate more with not just the Western indies but their Eastern developers/3rd parties as well. At least they're not as duplicitous or backstabbing as the big Western 3rd parties seem to be.

          • AntiActivity

            I agree, and I am aware there are a lot of indie developers out in Japan who would love to have a chance to release games on a Nintendo console. Furthermore there are a lot of Japanese indie games that are truly great to play already on the PC, if these goes over to the 3DS or Wii U, then I would be a lot more excited.

          • JTurner82

            Yes. Either way I hope for Namco, Capcom, SE, Atlus, and other indies in Japan to eventually jump aboard WiiU as it continues to sell.

  • Furious Francis

    Already reported…thanks though.

  • DePapier

    Here is the original source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/14

    Quote is at the bottom.

    They ask that they be sourced "directly" and I would encourage you to go to nintendo.co.jp for all your info on Nintendo's presentation.

  • Maestro

    Wow, that's the first screen split multi since…….. heh…… I don't know.

  • Furious Francis

    We already reported on that.

    • Gryphonofmight

      on his new video discussing it?

      • Furious Francis

        I only post videos of him on topics I that haven't been covered or if he uses my article

  • AntiActivity

    If people bothered to check, Watch Dogs wasn't included in the report for Oct. 31, 2013 either, and nobody turned it into a big deal then: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/131031e.pdf

    Nobody other than Nintendo really knows why it's removed from the list, it could simply be due to Ubisoft's decision to delay the game, so Nintendo decided to take the precaution to remove it in October 31, 2013 since they didn't know what's the release date, and simply forgot to add it back on the list for this report, or they're being cautious because the release date hasn't been set in stone by Ubisoft yet. People are only making a big deal about this now because of the recent issue with GameStop. :/

    • Royrelapse

      Thanks for clearing that up !

      • AntiActivity

        No problem. I know some sites (Ex. Videogamer.com) are trying to mislead people with this information as some sort of potential "evidence" Watch Dogs has been cancelled on the console, but anyone who performed a simple check from past reports could easily discover the information was removed after Ubisoft announced the delay. :/

  • Furious Francis

    This game completely bombed in Japan…..debuted at 50…..

    Hopefully more people pick it up on PS3 in the west

  • Furious Francis

    There is no way Uncharted is coming out that soon.

    • AntiActivity

      I suspect it's a placeholder date. Will have to wait and see what happens.

  • Seiren

    They'res also a petition to get it on WiiU

  • Furious Francis

    Then why even link it dude?

    I've got all the news info straight from the conference. I don't give a F**k what the NY Times says.

    I'll ask to you to not link stupid opinions please. Next time I'll just delete it.

    • https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/PaPierre PaPierre

      …message received…

      • Furious Francis

        I don't mean to sound harsh….

        But a lot of people are getting sick of the constant troll articles and bad opinions. The last thing they want to see here is the same stuff. Nintendo is struggling with the Wii U. We know this. To continue linking articles saying the same things written slightly different is boring and redundant.

        • https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/PaPierre PaPierre

          I totally agree with you. Next time I'll try and pay attention to this.

  • JTurner82

    Blah. Those games sound UNAPPEALING.

  • Furious Francis

    Nintendo said this. They said its the weakness of the system because there is not enough games that use it.

  • JTurner82

    Hmmm… sounds fishy to me.

  • Furious Francis

    Sweet! I happen to have a Xbox 360 controller. LOL

  • Gintoki

    I advise to hold off posting any Nintendo news before the beginning of the meeting. There are a lot of conflicting quotes and translations floating around the web now. Let's just wait and see what Iwata is going to say.

    Concerning this quote Iwata would be right either way.

    • Gintoki

      Francis has already responded. Have to write faster. :/

    • Furious Francis

      Exactly

  • Furious Francis

    That's why I'm waiting till the investor meeting. There are mistranslations all over the place

  • Maestro

    Wow, that's quite a statement from EA…

  • AntiActivity

    Francis,
    Sony just confirmed this Imperial Edition is PS4 exclusive on http://blog.us.playstation.com/. Unable to link the article here because it has an unacceptable word.

    Anyone who pre-orders the Elder Scrolls MMO standard or Imperial Edition will also get The Explorers Pack bonus:
    - The characters you create can join any alliance, no matter which race you choose
    - The Scuttler, a tiny but loyal vanity pet
    - A bundle of four bonus treasure maps

    Sony also released the following trailer for the PS4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdG3La0T8cQ

  • Furious Francis

    Nikkei is reporting this as well. It might be true

  • RicardJulianti

    See….that's where I'm confused.

    "Software sales units and the number of new titles for Nintendo 3DS are those of Nintendo 3DS card software (packaged and downloadable versions)."

    Says to me…."Sales include retail, bundled and downloadable versions"…..but the whole "3DS card" part throws it all up in the air.

    • AntiActivity

      Ah, I missed the 3DS note. There's also this one for the Wii U:
      Software sales units and the number of new titles for Wii U are those of Wii U disc software (packaged and downloadable versions).

      I wonder if they're talking about the cards with the downloadable codes, or just the games with both packaged and digital versions only? It's a bit confusing here.

      I was paying attention to this originally:
      4. Software sales units and the number of new titles for Wii do not include those of Virtual Console and WiiWare.

  • RicardJulianti

    More info….didn't get posted before JTurner replied:

    ……….

    Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U and 3D World have sold over 1m each. 2.41m Wii U systems sold over the 9 month period of April '13-Dec'13, 390k to meet projected 2.8m systems,

    Pokemon X&Y have sold 11.61m units, Animal Crossing has sold 3.52m, M&L Dream Team is at 2m and Link Between Worlds has sold 2.18m.

    ………..

    Feel free to copy-paste original comment and the info above for the article.

  • JTurner82

    What CAN make WiiU fully recover?

    • Maestro

      Games (a lot)

    • RicardJulianti

      It….has…..recovered? I mean….it sold 200k in all of Q1 right? Selling 2.21m after that aint too shabby. It's not the crazy "Really??? Dayum." numbers of the PS4/X1….but those were launches of dudebro consoles with insane levels of hype.

      Suggesting that 1 thing can spur a massive turnaround is, and always has been, a silly notion. More people will pick it up with DKC….then more still when MK8 releases…..more with Bayonetta 2…..then again with X…..and Smash Bros…..and so on and so forth.

  • Furious Francis

    Now I'll get this

  • Furious Francis

    This has already been linked, and if you do link something please leave a brief description of what you are linking. Thanks

  • AntiActivity

    Ooo.. Nice. I have this one, and it's really fun. :)

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    Hell yes, the original was a pretty fun dungeon crawler.

  • RicardJulianti

    Pretty sweet for PS4 users….sucks ass for X1 users though. Gold plus the $15/mo sub….ouch. The sub alone is making me not want to play ESO….but I do love me some Elder Scrolls.

  • RicardJulianti

    NINTENDO PHONE CONFIRMED

    lolno.

  • Furious Francis

    Damn, 14.99 a month? Damn near $200 for a year

    • AntiActivity

      I think you still need to buy the game as well, but it comes with 30 days included. So it's pretty hefty.

      Forgot to also mention the PC & Mac versions will be released on April 4, 2014, while the PS4 & XOne versions are releasing in June 2014. Furthermore the servers are separated between Europe and North America, and PC & Mac users can't play along with PS4 or XOne users. This was detailed in the CVG article I mentioned earlier today.

  • Furious Francis

    Fluff…..it will be a third person shooter

    • AntiActivity

      Wouldn't be surprised if it is, but we've seen weird stuff from MS before, especially Halo Wars. 😛

      • RicardJulianti

        Not gonna lie…GOWRTS would be pretty sweet if done right

  • DePapier

    Here is the original source. Gamespot are the ones who contacted them: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-looking

    "We can confirm that we have not made any new announcements or disclosed the contents of the Corporate Management Policy Briefing which will be held in Japan on 30th January 2014," said a Nintendo spokesperson.

    "Nikkei's article contains information previously stated by Mr Iwata during past press conferences, including statements which relate to Nintendo's willingness to make use of smart devices to promote our products."

    "However during such past announcements Mr Iwata has also stated that Nintendo's intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices and as such, we can confirm that there are no plans to offer mini-games on smartphone devices."

    "We will share the materials from Mr Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing in English when his presentation is finished."

    P.S.: I later noticed Engadget contacted them too, the first article I heard about mentioning it was on Gamespot. Funny how both articles report it in quite different manners, though.

  • Furious Francis
    • Gryphonofmight

      No no this is reviewtechUSA's video on the matter

      • Furious Francis

        I know, I'm not going to piile on top of Sony. One report is enough.

  • Furious Francis
    • AntiActivity

      It's a different one Francis.

      • Furious Francis

        Gotcha….lol

        • AntiActivity

          BTW Francis, I linked Capcom's announcement of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on sale which has already started on the 3DS and Wii U eShop for $19.99 each in North America, the sale will start in Europe on Friday. Not sure if you wanted to write an article about that.

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    It's CBOAT, so this is real

    • RicardJulianti

      Yup.

      If he posts something…especially something like this that can't exactly change or be fixed….confirmed.

  • DePapier

    Thanks for sharing. Gotta say it's just disgusting.

    "Also it shows that because the titles released earlier in the generation from third parties got more sales than their later ones, initially the Wii gamer was trusting of third parties until they started getting real garbage dumped on them. Then they rejected and rebuffed their games outright, even if they were good (Sega felt this) simply because of a ruined first impression. It’s cause and effect, a consequence of treating your customer like an idiot, and entirely their own fault. Maybe if they had tried harder in 2006, 2007, and 2008 they wouldn’t have felt the sting of people’s disinterest. But instead, they blame me, you, Nintendo, the economy, etc.; everybody except themselves and their shoddy development, poor marketing, and ruined brand name for the majority of gamers."

  • Gintoki

    There are some indications that this is "just" going to be some kind of promotion, so don't get your hopes up.

  • AntiActivity

    Here's the official announcement for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the 3DS: http://www.capcom-unity.com/dubindoh/blog/2014/01

  • Mario_U

    Here's hoping this version makes it overseas. Oh and maybe throw in a Wii U version while they're at it.

  • DePapier

    These fellahs are on some SERIOUS crack.

    • NGX159

      That's how journalism works guys, you can't tell the truth because controversy sells in the west. Hence why in the U.S. unlike in Russia will u ever hear about how 9/11 was an inside job…………well I said too much.

  • titangamecube

    "I have a Wii U and 3DS and I don’t give a shit who doesn’t. It’s not my problem." He EVEN knows that Nintendo has problems but points out the biggest problem: The media.

  • Furious Francis

    Clickbait article

  • AntiActivity

    That's an extremely blatant clickbait article, especially since Eurofaker pick one of the most influential figures for the gaming industry. It's not even worth the time to click on that link, when everyone who actually works in the industry and cares about video games will obviously be pissed off with this garbage. Don't bother linking any personal "opinions" from Eurofaker anymore. They don't care about games in general.

    • titangamecube

      Not to mention…didn't Miyamoto sign off on 3D world to the younger developers? So this article is just blatantly false.

      • AntiActivity

        I think Miyamoto mentioned he was focused on the secret Wii U project he has been working on, so he passed the game over to younger developers to make Super Mario 3D World.

        • titangamecube

          So yeah, it still confirms that this article is full of shit. They want to slander Miyamoto who, other than Yamauchi and Gumpei, built Nintendo into what it is today over one bad year of the Wii U? I will say this, whats the point of listening to journalism if it won't tell you the whole truth.

    • DePapier

      "one of the most influential figures for the gaming industry"
      You could take "one of" out of the phrase for added clarity. The man created modern gaming and continues to create it till this very day.

  • Shadowkirby12

    I think I'm speaking for Francis here when I say: Don't post links from EuroClickbait

  • Maestro

    The one with Hitoshi Matsumoto niiiice :)

  • Maestro

    Lol ? Or may be a lot of people re-order again after the rumors were drowned.

    • NGX159

      Wow, what a marketing ploy

      • Furious Francis

        Thats a damn good marketing ploy. I wish more developers would threaten us like like that. Do that shit with Destiny

  • AntiActivity

    Just as I suspected earlier, some idiot probably deleted it from their preorder database. I kind of wonder how much damage this has done to the people who preordered prior to this issue.

    • Furious Francis

      It seems like people are rushing out to pre-order the game now.

  • Furious Francis

    Should I not post a stupid article?

    Come on Gryphonofmight…..

  • Furious Francis

    Sorry DePapier, I was already working on the story before I saw your post or I would have given you credit.

    • DePapier

      OK, it's all cool.

  • AntiActivity

    I wouldn't be surprised if someone maintaining the GameStop Italy's database accidentally deleted the game from their listings.

    • eyeofcore

      Yep anyway seeing special editions for Wii U it means that Ubisoft is likely being serious about supporting Wii U version plus maybe DLC?s will also be available for Wii U version… Full all out support'

  • Furious Francis

    I don't report on piracy

    • AntiActivity

      Okay.

  • AntiActivity

    I think that's probably a method to order the current Earthbound VC through Amazon, in case anyone didn't want to buy it through the Wii U eShop. It's probably a digital code to unlock the game.

  • RicardJulianti

    While I fully support this message…..seems to be getting a little redundant at this point.

    We all know Eurogamer (and Digital Foundry) is trash.

    • AntiActivity

      Yeah I know, but thought some people might be interested in reading this anyway. 😛

  • DePapier

    I support ryuken13 on this one.

  • AntiActivity

    NP. BTW there's a new CoD: Ghosts Extinction article I linked below.

  • ryuken13

    Pretty excited for this game!!

  • AntiActivity

    I doubt it's true, since the biggest online retailer Amazon is still taking preorders in Italy: http://www.amazon.it/UBI-Soft-Watch_Dogs-Special-

    The American company GameStop is still taking preorders as well: http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/watch-dogs/10

    Even EB Games in Canada's taking preorders: http://www.ebgames.ca/nintendo-wii-u/games/watch-

    If this was true, the American branch of GameStop would've been the first to take the game off their list, NOT the Italy division. Furthermore I certainly doubt Ubisoft would leave Amazon out of the loop, especially with the number of preorders they're taking.

  • Maestro

    If it really happens here my reaction :

    <img src="http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/10/v7gb.jpg"/&gt;

  • JTurner82

    There may be third parties who may come back to WiiU, but EA? Forget it.

  • JTurner82

    It's still available on Amazon.com.

    • darkgamer001

      Yeah it's pretty much available everywhere else, which makes me lean on this being a non-story…
      Still, I posted it here, just in case

  • DePapier

    That wouldn't surprise me either. At least now I'm prepared.

    But if it happens… Sigh… I don't know. I hope it will convince people on the Wii U to do like I do and boycott third-parties to focus on Nintendo third-party exclusives (The Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost World, Bayonetta 2).

  • Gryphonofmight

    and here is a video with the music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe8mI_lV984

  • Gryphonofmight

    Apparently, the game is 11.4GB according to the website

  • Furious Francis

    http://playeressence.com/a-lot-of-troll-bait-has-….

    "A lot of Troll/Clickbait has been Going up on Nintendo, Please Don’t link that here"

    Please follow the rules. This is clickbait.

  • DePapier

    So on March 14th Nintendo will reveal Yoshi for Smash Bros. 😉

  • DePapier

    I'm really glad you're posting the rawest source. :)

    • AntiActivity

      It's one of the rare occasions where Nintendo's actually earlier than other sites. 😛

  • AntiActivity

    This is the third time this clickbait article was posted. lol Just ignore it, especially since this is from an anonymous EA source.

  • Furious Francis

    Already posted, check the site before you link. http://playeressence.com/candy-crush-creators-cop

  • titangamecube

    The problem with this video is that he assumes that the current trends will continue which I don't think he has pay attention that despite the Ps4 selling well, Sony still lost money. And also, blatantly ignoring the 3DS and its success.

    • Furious Francis

      I'm kind of tired of posting stuff like this…..I have posted a bunch of peoples opinions…from my network to others. I think its time to wait till Nintendo 's investor meeting next week

  • Furious Francis

    http://playeressence.com/a-lot-of-troll-bait-has-

    "A lot of Troll/Clickbait has been Going up on Nintendo, Please Don’t link that here"

    Please follow the rules. This is clickbait.

  • Furious Francis

    http://playeressence.com/a-lot-of-troll-bait-has-

    "A lot of Troll/Clickbait has been Going up on Nintendo, Please Don’t link that here"

    Please follow the rules. This is clickbait.

  • AntiActivity

    It's a clickbait article with an anonymous EA source. Not worth the trouble of even looking at it.

  • Emufred

    Rime? Well there goes one of my anticipated ps4 game :/

  • AntiActivity

    Meanwhile Microsoft and Sony's stock continues to drop. :/ http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MSFT http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SNE

    • RicardJulianti

      It's funny….they are almost worth more than Sony again…..despite "OMG NINTENDO'S STOCK FELL SO MUCH. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!"

  • titangamecube

    Well for one, The oculus rift is a niche product. Second, Capcom might seem likely but Sega wants to remain its own company. And I don't believe the man has seen The Super Mario Bros. Movie or watch any of the animated Cartoons.

  • Furious Francis

    Who cares what the Virtue CEO says what Nintendo should do with their money

  • Furious Francis

    I don't report smartphone stuff

  • Furious Francis

    You make a vid and I'll post it. There is too much blah blah blah in this article

  • Furious Francis

    This really isn't news

  • Furious Francis

    The specs aren't finished, they are target specs

  • darkgamer001

    Was about to post this xD
    Apparently, the Amazon price point is to match the UK retailer Argos' recent sale http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/

  • Maestro

    Seriously, this fast of a rumor… lol, anyway I don't believe anything in this article

  • DePapier

    I know a few Kanji and Kanas too so since there was no possibility for a direct Google Translate from the video footage I thought maybe you could have a better knowledge than I do.

    Honestly, I'm not found of the idea of "proven users," because I see it as a way to put some users at a higer rank status than others, a hierarchy that could be detrimental to new users. I think it's just better to let users create their credibility and be subconciously respected for that, such as you with your Hanakai findings and or RicardJulianti, King_Sparkticle and many others with their thoughtful comments.

    You might not be confident in writing articles on your own but, to be honest, your Hanakai research could have just been put on the front page as an article in and out of itself, so have no fear in e-mailing Francis.

    • Gintoki

      Yeah, I meant this figuratively, that's why I put it in marks, I know that a hierarchy should be avoided. I specified that later on. I am referring to known users , who have shown themselves to not be trolls.

      I don't want to exclude any PE user but certain trolls, but the problem is that works in the planning mustn't be public so some kind of limited access would be necessary. E-mails aren't really suitable for collaboration works since it would be far too cumbersome, inefficient and confusing to send every new detail, text or edit to every other involved user.

      Maybe some kind of forum like board only readable for registered users would work. Take Hanakai's Project Guardians for an example. Francis could post something like "The PE community is doing an exciting collaborative research about a secret upcoming RPG, possibly for Wii U. Join the team in *new PE section*. French translators are welcome." on the front page. That would bring in interested users without leaking crucial exclusive information and it could potentially lead to really great results.

      Every reader is free to join and the danger of leaking is at least reduced. It might work, might not work. Could be worth a test period.

      • DePapier

        "Maybe some kind of forum like board only readable for registered users would work. Take Hanakai's Project Guardians for an example. Francis could post something like "The PE community is doing an exciting collaborative research about a secret upcoming RPG, possibly for Wii U. Join the team in *new PE section*. French translators are welcome." on the front page. That would bring in interested users without leaking crucial exclusive information and it could potentially lead to really great results."

        Now that would be pretty interesting.

      • Furious Francis

        We should talk about this over Skype

        • Gintoki

          I don't have a Skype account tough. :(

          Anyway, I have already explained my idea, that's all I can do. A realisation depends on whether you guys are interested or not. Even though the Contact section isn't read by many users, I actually hoped for a few more responses and opinions concerning my idea. Nevertheless, I am certain that there are quite a few users who would be willing to participate.

          If Francis is generally interested, he could work out a basic concept for PE, post it on the front page and ask what the readers think and what ideas they have.

  • Maestro

    Why not I would glad to help with the french translation

  • Rpx

    Oops, sorry but here the link.

    http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/dragon-quest

    • JTurner82

      That means it could possibly come to WiiU as well; after all DQ IS exclusive to Nintendo and I don't see DQXI going anywere else except 3DS/WiiU.

  • Furious Francis

    Arigato Gozaimasu!

  • timg57867

    Not surprising. PS4 may be off to a good start, but Sony as as whole is doing terribly anyone who thinks the PS4 alone can save them needs to get drenched with a bucket of ice cold reality…

  • titangamecube

    All I can say is, Took them long enough.

  • RicardJulianti

    Funny how Sony's share price has dropped 6.5% since the 9th and no one has said a damn thing about it. But Nintendo…..

    • titangamecube

      Because if we ask what color is the sky, Nintendo will be doomed.

      • Shadowkirby12

        "What day is it?' "NINTENDOOMED"

    • Furious Francis

      Thanks guys, I'll get this posted

  • Furious Francis
  • DePapier

    Can you or maybe Gintoki read what they say about April 1st, 2016 at the end of the video?

    • AntiActivity

      It's indicating the Wii Street U service may be terminated on April 1, 2016.

      • DePapier

        OK. Thanks. So they planned the project with an expected termination at the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

        • AntiActivity

          It's not guaranteed though, they may extend the termination date. I think Nintendo made a time limited contract with Google for this service, so they could easily extend it if the application is popular enough.

  • Furious Francis

    There no need for this. I've posted multiple articles on how Nintendo can turn things around.

  • AntiActivity

    Geez.. It's going to get a lot worse in the future, since most developers have gotten a lot more lazier with the availability of online patches nowadays. Everyone's a beta tester for any recently released games for these consoles.

    • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

      And people call me crazy for sticking with the Wii U…

      Oh, and if you report this, Francis, disregard that DLC part. It appears that bit got removed from the OT.

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    Actually, that's not a separate character. It's a skin for the character Masamune Date.

    • AntiActivity

      Ah okay, thanks for the clarification, never played this series before so I instinctively thought it was a character DLC. lol

  • JTurner82

    Yeah but who is to say that they won't? The arrival of the JRPGs already coming to WiiU will install confidence in those developers.

    • AntiActivity

      It's better to keep the news accurate, otherwise these developers might end up getting harassed by fans at the thought of possibly providing this game on the Wii U without any form of confirmation. Remember, they're human, so they might end up resenting the demands for a Wii U version simply based on inaccurate information.

      • Gintoki

        Agreed, the reading comprehension of many gamers is bad enough. I have seen users in gaming forums linking the Playeressence article and complaining about Hanakai announcing announcements. They didn't and neither did Francis nor I wrote anything remotely like this. The developers were asked by gamers if there is something new and answered. Nothing more, nothing less. This isn't anything like "please be excited". And they don't seem to read the comment section either where I already provided additional information they are unsure about.

        Sigh, seems like we have to be even clearer in the future because of these simple-minded fellows…

  • AntiActivity

    Yep, definitely a clickbait article. I checked Famitsu, Dengeki Online, and 4Gamer, none of these sites even mention this "end of production" BS, or any of these sales based on this "end of production" BS. Not surprised this clickbait article is from a PS fanboy site called "DualShockers" though.

    • Mario_U

      And GoNintendo proceeded to link to this clickbait as well. Sigh. That site seems to get a lot of clickbait news from DualShockers for some reason.

      • AntiActivity

        You can clearly question the integrity of GoNintendo since they didn't even bother to perform a simple fact check like I did. If it was going to "end production" like the Sony fanboy site DualShockers have claimed, most major Japanese gaming sites would've covered it instantly, as of now I haven't even seen a single peep from these sites. DualShockers is clearly just trying to fan the fanboy wars with this clickbait article, since these sales could be a standard sale by these stores, and the site turned it into a tabloid article.

  • Furious Francis
    • AntiActivity

      lol Yeah, I just saw that popped up a few minutes after I posted that.

  • Furious Francis
    • AntiActivity

      Whoops. Sorry, deleting now. 😛

  • Gintoki

    I just noticed another small mistake: as I sent you KingDDD wrote a mail, he didn't call the studio. Please fix this.

    • Furious Francis

      Fixed.

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    Actually nvm, disregard this, it's bullshit.

  • Furious Francis

    Cool! makes some videos. I listen to them when I'm working. LOL

  • RicardJulianti

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a fantastic game….and even if this has nothing to do with that game, the Cthulhu Mythos and anything from Lovecraft is excellent source material.

  • Furious Francis

    He already said he's leaving the site, so i figured I didn't need to ban him. Can you link the article please?

    • AntiActivity

      He showed up here again, and resorted to extremely childish attacks against you: http://playeressence.com/please-understand-i-live

    • timg57867

      Anti just beat me to it.

    • timg57867

      Great thanks Francis for banning that despicable troll. Assholes like him are exactly what your site doesn't need. I hope you don't let douchebags like him get to your head and keep up the fantastic work. Your site is the only game site I ever visit anymore for a reason. Now lets just hope he doesn't go all Adarazz on us and starts making sock accounts just to troll us. Sheesh. U__U

      • Furious Francis

        I think he banned himself! LOL I can't find his comment. He might of deleted his account.. Why would I let some random faceless sales troll get to my head?

        I do this for you guys, my family, and my passion of gaming.

        • JTurner82

          Yeah, the trolling here is REALLY getting out of hand. I think it's because of the slash revisions or so. Isn't 2014 SUPPOSED to be the year of WiiU? Why are we still getting crap reports like this?

          • timg57867

            Technically that report isn't 2014. ;D

        • timg57867

          OMIGOD!!!!!!

          He didn't delete his account! In fact, he CHANGED IT! Look here:
          http://playeressence.com/nintendo-lowers-wii-u-an

          Look at the 2nd comment with 7 replies. I swear this morning that was slad6alpha's post! I don't think that douchebag is finished with us yet. He plans on trolling under a disguise just like I feared! Better take care of him. BTW, his new name appears to be "9Havb0-9Life"

  • Gryphonofmight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annota

    With the HAWP into and alternate ending

  • DePapier

    ""There will be no major management shake-up in the short term," Iwata told reporters."

    ""We failed to reach our target for hardware sales during the year-end, when revenues are the highest," said Iwata."

    The rest is conversation. You might want to look into the official source I just found.

    • AntiActivity

      Yeah, there's too much personal opinions in these Reuter articles.

  • Furious Francis

    What a weird and pointless stat to mention

    • AntiActivity

      You might want to add the Strider livestream feed to your site, since it's about to start soon. :)

  • DePapier

    Just a few corrections:

    "3DS: 1 million+ (64% plus year over year) YTD (over the expectations)"
    The +64% is for the 3DS games, equaling 1.6 million games sold more than they did in 2012; no similar details were disclosed about the console.

    "2DS: 180k (not sure if included) "
    He did exactly mention the 2DS alone to have sold 180k.

    "Wii U: 178k/300k LTD (under the expectations)"
    The Wii U indeed sold 178k in 2013 in France.

    That little school French you got with the help of Google Translate does wonders!

  • Maestro

    That's pretty much the article. If Francis wants a more detailled translation I can provide him a full translated version of the article

  • Furious Francis

    Yes, the article is going up this weekend so it doesn't get buried by the days news

    • Gintoki

      Great, I am looking forward to it. It will be interesting to see if other gaming websites will pick PE's story up.

  • Furious Francis

    Don't link this site again Linkazelda

  • Furious Francis

    Linkazelda, use the forums for this type of thing http://playeressence.com/forums/tal-ki-forum/

  • RicardJulianti

    Oof.

    Battlefield 4: Part Deux….?

    • Anti

      Could possibly be worse than Battlefield 4, since this is a multiplayer only game. With Battlefield 4, players could just play the single player campaign while they wait for EA & DICE to fix the game, in Titanfall you're stuck with waiting for the entire game if everything goes wrong.

  • Anti

    Sorry, please correct the last December track to:
    - Matryoshka by Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku・GUMI

    • Furious Francis

      Anti, any chance you can make a Intense Debate profile so I can follow you, and so you can edit your own posts?

      • Anti

        Sure, I'll create one later today.

  • Furious Francis

    LOL, I really don't think anybody cares Normal Gamer. I'm not trying to be mean.

  • Furious Francis

    I got them, I can do it

  • Furious Francis

    Linkazelda, check the website before you link I was the one who broke this story http://playeressence.com/rumor-nintendo-has-begun

  • Furious Francis
    • Anti

      lol Guess 4Gamer was late for this batch of screenshots, thanks for letting me know.

  • Furious Francis

    This is already, up on the site. Check before you post.

  • Anti

    In case anyone's wondering. Yes, it's for the 3DS.

  • Anti

    Sorry, forgot to include the source: http://www.4gamer.net/games/117/G011794/201401150

  • ryuken13

    Read the article. Really good.. Everyone has feelings and the internet is pretty hard on them..

  • titangamecube

    although the comments make me want to vomit, its a no brainer that that they started work on a new console.

  • RicardJulianti

    *gag*

  • RicardJulianti

    Game is scary as shit. Played about 20 minutes and had to step away for a couple weeks. Started it back up last night and played for around an hour…..sheesh.

  • Anti

    Heh, I linked the preorder bonuses they listed earlier today, take a look at the description for one of them:
    New Monster Character Free (Receive a free download of the new monster character as soon as it's available.)

    First off, they don't even have a description or the photo of the monster, and they don't even have an idea on when they're releasing this bonus.

    • ryuken13

      Yeah it is pretty sad. A blatant cash grab.. Glad you posted that!

  • Furious Francis

    Check the site before you post Ryuken, this has been up for quite some time now
    http://playeressence.com/kickstarter-unsung-story

    • ryuken13

      I saw.. I goofed.. My apologies..

      • Furious Francis

        Its cool! Thanks for contributing

  • Furious Francis

    Make sure you put the title and a short description of what you are linking

  • Anti

    Silicon Knights have been pretty much dead since 2012 after their failed lawsuit attempt against Epic Games, especially after the source of all these problems the company's founder Denis Dyack left the company to Precursor Games that same year.

  • Gryphonofmight

    if you choose to use it. can you put my actual name on it? its in the email.

    • RicardJulianti

      I have a tendency to forget a byline when I send in articles. I feel like a big 'ol dummy when it happens, haha.

  • Mythosa

    3D is still a fad. Many people don't like it or can't see it properly. I think some of this guys opinions are out to lunch.

  • Mythosa

    Old article. Already been posted on here.

  • titangamecube

    That Motely Fool Article is terrible and the statement by Gara is a stupid one. Its their job to figure it out what the problem is with the vita. The Vita needs games to set itself apart. if the 3DS can amass 40 million people to buy the system, why can't the vita?

  • Furious Francis

    And no body gives a shit about IGN….Linkazelda, don't link articles from IGN here please. They'll be ignored for the most part. Thanks

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    IGN's favorite joke: What's the difference between ignorance and arrogance? I don't know and I don't care.

  • Maestro

    PSP Go 2 version vita confirmed ???

  • Shadowkirby12

    They'll win, calling it!

  • Furious Francis

    If you can changed that to most anticipated that would be better.

    • Gryphonofmight

      will do

  • Furious Francis

    I'm tired of this bullshit to be honest

  • Anti

    This anonymous "source" could've planted those specific words from past articles just to distract people, that way people will just continue to push blame against EA without evidence, other than the fact it's a quote from an old Criterion article available for anyone to read.

    There's also a possibility the "source" simply plagiarized past articles, and perform minor edits to falsely incriminate the Wii U, only to make it sound like they know what they're talking about. After all most of the content in the article have been debunked by many people already, and a lot of the information sounds similarly to older claims which have been proven false once again.

  • RicardJulianti

    I'm not buying it. The Criterion dev specifically says that looking at the clock speed alone on two very different chips is like comparing apples to oranges….while the anonymous dev leans HEAVILY on the clock speed as the reason it "sucks."

    He also said in another interview that future NFS by them would arrive simultaneously as other versions, which negates the argument by the anonymous guy that they decided not to put any more games on the system. Referring to the publisher wouldn't work either since EA has said they are in fact making Wii U games. The anonymous guy would have mentioned the better documentation and support they got after the system launched if it had been Criterion, instead they spoke as though they released their game with no extra support….and then bailed.

    THQ or 2K is my bet. People from THQ were the first to openly complain about the CPU and NBA 2K13 failed miserably sales-wise…and from what I understand it has some online issues as well.

    One more big flag is that he was informed of the Nintendo reps being in the building….after they had already visited once or twice. He is so low on the totem pole that he had no idea Nintendo would be coming in. They don't just "pop in" to pitch their new hardware….things like this are planned long in advance.

    The entire thing is anecdotal anyway since it is one guy's experience. It makes no more sense than applying the supply of systems in the Target I work at….to the overall picture. One instance, one perspective.

  • Anti
  • Anti

    Here's the correct URL in case anyone's confused: http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/harder-develop

    There was a period in the original link posted by tjb.

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    Fake, there is music from Mass Effect in there, the copyright date is all wrong, and there is music from Star Fox Assault in there.

    • Maestro

      One question, when an old game gets a remastered or remake version, do the copyright start when the game's old version was made or only the remastered version ?

  • RicardJulianti

    What's weird to me is that it looks like they shot it in their living room….which makes zero sense.

  • RicardJulianti

    That doesn't count because it's a handheld! *rolls eyes*

  • Maestro

    Hummmmmmm. Fake or true, I don't know what to think about it…

    I'm not optimistic, because this kind of video just are to hype people for nothing, but hey…. why not, it's still possible

  • NGX159

    Correct URL
    http://realgamernewz.com/25586/rumor-starfox-for-

    Interesting though, and I believe that we'll see alot of Star Fox 2's mechanics implemented

  • Ludwigvasq

    404 page not found -_-

    • Anti

      The link above incorrectly had a " added at the end, here's the correct article: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-

      It's not worth the trouble to click on it, since it's clearly a clickbait article from an anonymous "source".

  • Anti

    Yay.. A story featuring an anonymous source, who's not even brave enough to show his/her face to back up his claim. Is this a well know developer, an inexperienced developer, an indie developer, or just some guy from Eurogamer making up a story based on what they claimed they "know" from their past stories?

    Without an actual name to back up this story, it feels like it's nothing but a clickbait article from Eurogamer to suit their fanboy audience again. :/

    • DePapier

      And just in time with the sayings of Capcom regarding "next-gen" development nonetheless.

    • RicardJulianti

      Read my lengthy comment in the article about the cover art for Evolve (someone posted the link to the article there).

      Definitely clickbait…especially since most people stopped caring about that stuff 8 months ago.

  • DePapier

    Is Disney Magical World that "Disney My Happy Life game they released in Japan and that's been charting every week?

    • Anti

      Yes. It's just a localized title they decided to use.

  • UncannyOmninaut

    Is there country where the 3DS isn't outselling everything? Seriously I want to know.

  • Furious Francis

    I appreciate this Anti but I already post the Famitsu and Media Create.

    • Anti

      lol NP, thought you might want to see it anyway. :)

      I doubt I'll translate Dengeki Online's numbers next time, since a list of 50 games was pretty insane for me. lol

      • Furious Francis

        That's what I was thinking. Dude, you do enough, and I appreciate it. But you don't have to translate all that. lol

        • Anti

          Okay, I'll avoid translating Dengeki Online in the future. :)

  • Furious Francis

    Please describe what you are linking or I won't post it

  • Furious Francis

    Please add a description of what you are linking

    • Nathan

      It's a Miiverse love story that's really painfully funny. Definitely worth the 14 minutes if you can handle it haha.

  • Anti

    Oh sorry, I misread that original source, it's only heading to PS4, PC, & X360 platforms. Please correct that, thanks.

    • Anti

      Err… XOne. :/ I really should double-check what I type..

  • Anti

    Whoops, I used [WIU] instead of [Wii U] for #18, could you please fix that for me Francis?

  • DePapier

    So that's actually Sony going smartphones and tablets.

  • titangamecube

    I think the best course of action, since the report comment function is gone, is just to ignore him.

    • ryuken13

      I think deleting his posts may be an option if Francis can make time but researched Dynamic IPs.. They are a beeyotch to block.. Sucks I wish Francis had so,e sort of recourse it is clearly harrasment..

  • Anti

    I think he's avoiding Francis' bans because he has a dynamic IP.

    • Furious Francis

      He is totally avoiding my bans, I've banned him like 6 times

  • Furious Francis

    This is old, its already up on the site, and if you link something, please put the title and basics of the article. Thanks

  • titangamecube

    Well considering the comments about PES 2014 not coming to the Wii U, Im not shocked but you know what…Konami's loss. After all, they pretty much ruined all of their franchises.

  • titangamecube

    Thats cool, I wonder what they published.
    "TorchLight 2"
    Fucking Sold.

  • Furious Francis

    are you sure?

    • Anti

      The original post by Baritoneman3 is 22 weeks old.

    • Ludwigvasq

      That's right sorry XD, i thought i was still seeing the "in the now" messages. My bad…

  • Ludwigvasq

    HECK YEAHH!! THIS IS IT !!!!! Hahahahahaha

  • Furious Francis
  • Furious Francis

    Ryuken, I have so many articles I have to do, please tell me what the article or video is about. I don't have time for funny gaming jokes.

    • ryuken13

      Xbox one sign out video.

      People are using the callsign "Xbox 1 sign out" as a call sign and it is zapping people off..

      It shows a weakness in the Kinect system and it is a laugh as well..

      My apologies.. You are busy and I will include descriptions in the future..

      • Furious Francis

        Its all good! just helps me get the news faster when you include a brief description! I really appreciate you linking articles!

        • ryuken13

          Yes sir.. Any way I can assist..

          BTW I am 40.. Not a kiddo any more.. If I send a link I feel it is newsworthy.

          It still has to meet your criteria of course but nothing frivolous that will waste your time..

          Painfully obvious you are busy and I will respect your time..

          Thanks again for the hard work…

  • Furious Francis

    Please put the title of gist of the article please

  • NinjaHound

    Here are somethings that Francis should Mention in BOLD
    NSMBU passed 1 Million (NOT Including Direct downloads from eShop)
    FFX/X-2 are facing some small supply issues
    Taiko broke 100K on WiiU
    Mario and Luigi Dream team just passed 400K
    3D Land will reach 2 Million in a max of 1-2 months at this rate
    BTW: Wii Fit U is at 60K in Japan because of the bundles only and this is a digital copy only so Wii Fit U should do big numbers

    • timg57867

      I gotta say, I am STUNNED. I was not expecting Wii U sales to hold up so well week on week given how the holidays are ending. It'll probably start averaging 20-30k a week bar when big first party games release. I think the Wii U will be able to handle the PS4 quite well in Japan. Especially Mario Kart 8 around the corner. Taiko is also showing good legs. I think the series has a potential on Wii U.

      Also, look at those Vita sales! Wonder if they'll slump back down again…

  • RicardJulianti

    Expectation: Wii U port!!!!

    Reality: Official beta date given and sign-ups opened.

  • RicardJulianti

    Spartan Assault is filler. Halo Wars was filler (though I enjoyed it)…..some would even argue that Halo 4 was filler.

    Keep telling yourself that the TV series won't be filler, Spence…..maybe it'll come true.

  • Furious Francis

    Make sure you put the title or short description of what you are linking, this is a repeat story

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    To The Moon almost made me cry. Worth the emotional trauma.

  • Anti

    The PS3 exclusive has been officially priced at $39.99 in North America.

  • Furious Francis

    I don't report on tinkering with 3DS or any systems firmware through hacking

  • Furious Francis

    I think I covered this already

    • Gintoki

      Have you also posted these new photos? I can't find anything using the search function.

  • Maestro

    Capcom… Stop the genocide… Pleaaaase….

  • Maestro
  • Anti

    Whoops, just noticed RicardJulianti already posted this one earlier, please ignore.

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    The Cyberpower one… i3? Really? The $500 one with an A6-6400K? Don't think Cyberpower is a good deal there.

    • RicardJulianti

      Cyberpower and iBuyPower should probably be avoided at all costs.

      I mean….they sent someone a PC that was supposed to be built……with the GPU sitting inside the case….in its original box. Then gave them the run around with customer service and they ended up without a PC….and out $200 after the initial "refund"

      Nope.

  • Furious Francis

    Sure, send me the info.

  • Furious Francis

    Irrelevant, they didn't include a large number of platform, its using the Wii U as a headliner to attract trolls

  • Anti

    Furthermore, the article or presentation didn't mention the exclusion of 3DS, PS Vita, or Ouya either. Considering the Ouya utilizes Tegras as an integral part of the machine, it's a pretty noticeable oversight.

  • Anti

    Smells like nothing but an overreaching troll article here, since they made some pretty ridiculous claims at the end, "For the most part, third party developers have ceased production of Wii U versions of their titles, retailers are ordering less product, and Nvidia doesn’t consider the platform worth mentioning."

  • Anti

    I've noticed this at the bottom of the FAQ:
    Is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition just a port of the PC game?
    "No, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not a port of the PC game. Definitive Edition was rebuilt from the ground up for next-gen consoles. The X360, PS3, and PC editions were where we started from; and then we added an improved lighting and shadow caster system, more detailed storytelling visuals, massive amounts of more particle effects, a fully simulated physics world, and the new next-gen Lara."

    Doesn't the second sentence pretty much indicate it's a port since they sourced the content from "X360, PS3, and PC editions" and added extras to it??

    • Anti

      Unless they're trying to provide a loose interpretation because they included some minor content from the PS3 & X360 versions to avoid considering it solely as a PC port.

    • Maestro

      I…. don't believe this statement of the FAQ, if this is true, then the amount of stupidity is huge.

  • Maestro

    What a pathetic company

  • NGX159

    What a pathetic FAQ

  • Anti

    Forgot to mention it's releasing in Japan only. 😛

  • Maestro

    See that, and don't tell me EA didn't screw anything. They're all leaving because of their fucking business decision, fuck EA, fuck what they've become……. God dammit !

    • Gryphonofmight

      EA is slowly falling apart finally

  • titangamecube

    Lol at the users who say this isn't a patent troll and the insane troll logic they are using.

  • GeneralBrown178

    I can smell the Doom and Gloom articals coming form this.

    • Furious Francis

      Why would their be doom and gloom from the best selling device in the world. Plus the 2DS isn't affected by this.

  • Furious Francis

    This is old. I've informed people many times amazon has Wonderful 101 for cheap

    • Gryphonofmight

      the price went back up but is down again

      • Furious Francis

        I'm not going to continue posting it everytime. The users know W101 is cheap on Amazon

  • Furious Francis

    soon? Nintendo has up to three years

  • DePapier

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/14/3987384/need-for

    It's the same Alex Ward that was supportive of the Wii U. After being forced out of nowhere to crunch on Ghost Games' NFS Rivals, this decision actually makes sense. I'm sure the two of them with their background and knowledge will be able to produce amazing things in the future.

  • DePapier

    I just knew that was the reason why they had the retail release releasing post-holidays in January. 😛

  • titangamecube

    -_-…..Square, I think we need to have an intervention.

  • DePapier

    En voilà une bonne nouvelle ! :)

    • Maestro

      J'espère que c'est pas un troll au moins

  • NGX159

    Shenmue 3, that's why that guy wanted to bomb Nintendo awhile back in Japan, it all makes since now!

    • DePapier

      lulz

      • Mythosa

        HILARIOUS!

  • Furious Francis

    Really? I think he's just being sarcastic

    • Anti

      I sincerely doubt it, considering the numerous times he's done this in various articles, and furthermore he's now attempting to directly attack me publicly by claiming I'm biased, despite the fact I've been critical of all three companies. But it's your call, since it's your site after all. I would suggest for you to keep an eye on him as a precaution, since I'm pretty sure he'll do this again and try to pass it off as a "joke".

      • DePapier

        It's really hard to pinpoint him since he doesn't have an account and thus there isn't an direct access to his comment history. I trust you so I'm definitely sure you're right but he must have read what you wrote here since he's all of a sudden being really Nintendo-positive.

        Maybe to help Francis out you could provide a few of the discussions you had with him to support your claim?

        • Anti

          Nah, I'll leave King Slime be for now since I don't really want to cause further headaches for Francis. If he tries to pull this stunt again then I'll report him immediately, since I certainly have a good feeling he will attempt to troll the community out of habit. I know King Slime only got defensive and made completely false accusations against me because he is intentionally trolling the community, instead of actually providing support for any of his claims.

    • DePapier

      Btw I suggest you also look into TheToasterNinja and the recent conversation I had with him. I do believe being called "cocksucker" several times deserves a least a momentary ban but that too is your call.

    • Anti

      Hey Francis,

      Didn't notice it earlier, but King Slime is attempting to troll and attack me publicly again, and Amigaengine's joining along by attacking titangamecube by using profanity: http://playeressence.com/knack-and-folklore-devel

      You really should tell these two to settle down or grow up before things get out of hand here.

  • Furious Francis

    HOw do you calculate Nintendo's ?

    • NeoBlazeFire

      I don't know it was posted by a user on the gametrailers forum.

    • NeoBlazeFire

      I seem to have figured it out first your google macroaxis sony probability that gave me the link above and then I just replaced sony with nintendo and that gave me nintendos number

      But their seems to be a limit to how many times you can do this unless you register with the site.

      • NeoBlazeFire

        I seem to have figured it out first your google macroaxis sony probability that gave me the link above and then I just replaced sony with nintendo in the google search and that gave me nintendos number

    • Anti
  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    "if you are in a flood risk zone, you are not insured for flooding"

    That… that is the most backwards ass logic I have ever seen

  • Maestro

    Seriously, that suck, and insurance companies are horrible

  • titangamecube

    Talk about getting knocked down and getting the hell up again.

  • titangamecube

    Been Reported on

  • Furious Francis

    The North American one is up and running . Its just Europe

  • DePapier

    Since they're working on one or two titles, I really hope they're working on the next Ace Attorney and on a port of the first 3 games to the 3DS.

  • RicardJulianti

    At the store I work at……we haven't even sold through our pre-christmas shipment. We now have 20 X1's sitting around in our back room and like…..3 Wii U's left (I'll double check that number tomorrow). 0 PS4's, but we have only gotten around 24 in or so….total. MAYBE 36.

    Point is…..X1 has a bunch of stock that just isn't selling, likely due to the lack of backwards compatibility (parents REALLY don't like that it and the PS4 aren'tt) and the ridiculous price tag.

    Once I'm able to get Wii Fit U downloaded (I KNEW I should have done that before Christmas *sigh*) the Fit Meter will provide another jumping off point to talk about the Wii U. The fact that the Fit Meter is a fraction of the cost of a Fit Bit will be a huge draw considering it does basically all the same things.

    • Anti

      That's what I've suspected about the XOne, I think this writer's just trying to spin this news once again to make it sound like the PS4 is in incredibly high demand, despite the fact it's actually a stock shortage that's encouraging people to purchase it off eBay. If XOne was experiencing the same shortage, then I would've agreed to this article, but the fact that people can walk into a store and pick up the console at any moment, pretty much indicates this writer manipulated the news to give Sony some type of positive spin. Once again I wouldn't be surprised if this writer's a Sony shareholder trying to boost up his stock value. :/

  • titangamecube

    ….I….don't……even…….

  • titangamecube

    DAMN IT POSIDEON. I know your brothers were dicks but don't be the even bigger dick. In a serious note, glad these guys still have something to work on.

  • Furious Francis

    I've been tracking this story for a while. The original source quality is sketchy at best. And there is a ton of if's and maybe's when more solid info comes from Sony or Nintendo, I'll report on it

    • Anti

      I agree, it's mostly rumours for now, but I thought I might as well link it in case you want an update about it. Furthermore it's not exactly difficult for Nintendo to find a different source to produce these parts, it'll be stupid for them to design a part and limit it to only one factory to develop them.

  • titangamecube

    Cool beans and…..did she summon a Darknut?

  • Why Im I Here

    L4D2 for free, Wii U broke 100K in Japan, Wonderful 101 #1 on Amazon.
    This Xmas just keeps getting better! :)

    • NGX159

      Yeah buddy!

  • Gryphonofmight

    Its outselling PS4 and Xbox One games!

  • DePapier

    A good way to help could be to share this on Miiverse.

  • TehRealBill

    Yes! OH GOD, YES!! =D

  • DePapier

    Since Francis will probably take a little more time to post this — being Christmas and all — I'll make my observations here.

    - Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns is nowhere to be found while Super Mario 3D World remains in top 5: remember that both games launched the same week and that, as the data shows, the PS3 currently has more than 6 times the install base of the Wii U in Japan;

    - the top 20 belongs to Nintendo: the only non-Nintendo games in top 20 are brand-new PS3 and PSV games — the ONLY brand-new games this week -, none of them being able to dethrone a last-week 3DS game (PazuDora) and a two-month old 3DS game (Pokémon): with ALBW releasing tomorrow in Japan, next week's top 20 could very well end up all-Nintendo if Sony doesn't have any major release;

    - no Christmas bump for PS3, PSVTV, Wii, 360: I honestly believe a videogame console that doesn't bump at Christmas (aka the biggest videogame sales period in the year) is a platform done for growth;

    - little bump for the PSP: that's the portable Japanese market right here;

    - serious bump for Vita, Wii U and 3DS: these are the platforms that will define the Japanese market in the upcoming year;

    Now that's clearly the Nintendo fan speaking:

    - 3DS: no comment;

    - Wii U: Wii U actually sold about 2 times what the Vita did, and we know Japan is predominantly a portable market……… I should start counting the days until we see them PlayStation classics on the Wii U Virtual Console. 😀

  • DePapier

    😀 What's your Miiverse? Mine is Luther.

    • DylanWins

      Mine is DylanWins

      • Furious Francis

        Nice, congrats on your new Wii U. You're going to love it!

      • IGotToTakeAPiss23

        NicholaTeslaFTW

  • Maestro

    3DS is a total domination over the chart, Wii U is on fire, and the vita have a good bump

    • NGX159

      I Wonder what's the sales in America? Usually when it comes to Nintendo, their consoles and handhelds usually sell double the amount of Japan so I expect 200k to 250k and around 50k-70k in Europe.

  • DePapier

    The folks at GAF be saying some half-hearted praise… Ugh. Imma be celebrating them Wii U sales on PlayerEssence.

  • DePapier

    Media Create finally in!!

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    I'd be very happy to have Monaco and Spelunky on the 3DS and Wii U

  • Gryphonofmight

    http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=

    Nicalis once again shows interest in bringing Monaco, Spelunky to Nintendo platforms

  • Gryphonofmight

    http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=

    Nicalis once again shows interest in bringing Monaco, Spelunky to Nintendo platforms

  • DePapier

    It's been this way a little while ago. It's been since the time of the media going hard on "Mario defeated by Lightining Returns on Media Create," which brought a heck of a lot of trolls to PlayerEssence, hence the mandatory login requirement as a deterrent.

    • Anti

      Ah. Thanks for the explanation, been wondering about it for a while now, since there were occasions where I was unable to leave a response for a while.

      • Furious Francis

        Yeah, that video Shokio did brought a lot of trolls as well. The Mario Media article is what pushed me over the edge.

        • Anti

          That's a shame. Would be nice if the gaming community was a lot more civil with each other, instead of this garbage we have to deal with occasionally. :/

          • titangamecube

            Its the reason why I hate "bomb throwers". Always want to start shit with no facts to back it up.

  • Anti

    Before anyone points out [X360] Aliens: Colonial Marines was not included in my $19.99 list, I don't think that's a deal, it's a scam.

  • DylanWins

    If this is true, then the higher ups at Square Enix are a bunch of scumbags. No wonder why they're bleeding cash right now, they have monkeys for bosses.

  • DePapier

    Actually, my bad, seeing their other articles and realize they had no sources on any of them, I'd agree that it's a rumor.

  • DePapier

    It's actually not a rumor. It comes from an interview with Dengeki.

  • titangamecube

    Damn Nomura, Some respect has been gained back.

  • Furious Francis

    I think we've already talked about this a lot.

  • Anti

    Why did I type "Battle Field 4" instead of Battlefield 4?? :/ Oh well..

  • Anti

    I completely forgot to provide my predictions over the weekend… Had a crazy Friday at work so my mind was not all there over the weekend. :/ Sorry about that.

    • NinjaHound

      no problem
      I'm delaying it until the 6th of January but i'll still post my predictions

  • titangamecube

    So basically, its what the chinese state media does all the time. Yeah moving on.

  • Anti

    Found some details and gameplay footage for The Typing of the Skullgirls on Gaming Everything: http://gamingeverything.com/skullgirls-encore-get

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    RTU's a massive hypocrite, he also needs to stop overreacting over a commercial. What's so freaking wrong with advertising to a specific audience? Last time I checked as well, an iPad cannot pull off an experience such as the Wii U, it doesn't have 5 player support and great party games.

    Nintendo is focusing on the casual audience because they need the sales, and the numbers are showing it, and they know they will go crazy over a new Nintendo console, especially if advertised properly, and it is so. Hardcore games (and I mean real hardcore gamers, not the Call of Duty kids that say swag every 5 seconds and fratboys addicted on Madden) would already know to pick up the Wii U due to the line-up, AND after that, Nintendo is going to advertise Donkey Kong and Smash Brothers when they are close to release.

    No need to whine RTU, Nintendo is going to do just fine, and will have hardcore games along with casuals.

  • Furious Francis

    Placeholder….but I'll post it

  • Furious Francis

    I don't care what GameSpot thinks. I posted a video with NinZend0 discussing GameSpot's GOTY http://playeressence.com/pe-network-ea-still-suck

  • Furious Francis

    Already seen it, stupid video. And if you look a couple spots up, you'll see somebody already linked it.

    I'll post Rich's videos when he actually makes sense.

  • titangamecube

    -_-……feck off ReviewTechUSA

  • Furious Francis

    I saw the video. Its troll bait, just like his live stream discussing Nintendo

    • NBR

      Okay, I thought so when he had that Jarek, guy in the video description.

  • titangamecube

    Did you put next gen in quotes or did the article put it in quotes. Either way still funny.

    • Anti

      I usually include the quotes because it's a pointless marketing term in the first place, it doesn't actually contribute to gaming, just a ridiculous buzzword for fanboys to use. :/

  • Maestro

    Christmas is coming so may be not now

    • Anti

      There is an issue of predicting how many units publishers are supplying to the stores though. It'll be tough to provide an actual prediction without knowing the actual stock constraints.

      • NinjaHound

        Not really i gave a link inside the thread for a store named COMG it provides a great perspective of both sales and shipments

    • NinjaHound

      no problem, but since a i don't celebrate Christmas (i'm a Muslim) i was not aware of how bad this timing is

  • Anti

    Prediction league? Sorry, I don't look at the forums, so I was unaware about this. 😛

    • Anti

      BTW I'll leave my predictions later when I get home.

      • NinjaHound

        Cool

  • Furious Francis

    They'll come around

  • eyeofcore

    I think its Impa…

  • Anti

    Crap, I forgot to mention the live stream URL is definitely NSFW.

  • DePapier

    The trailer is gorgeous.

  • RicardJulianti

    Ditto. Too many people connecting to the site!

    Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about

    • titangamecube

      I think we broke Playeressence lol

      • Tom

        Please Understand!

      • Furious Francis

        working on it guys

  • Why Im I Here

    Me too

  • rubix8702

    So am I Francis.

  • Hardensoul72

    Gah!! some tweeters saying its F2P model!! ugh!!

  • Anti

    Wow, they're also getting Super Mario Bros. 3, guess it won't be long till we see it in North America and Europe.

  • titangamecube

    How in the hell did they make me want to buy chess? That is quite an accomplishment. Not knocking chess or anything but damn, this game looks nice.

    • Anti

      You will use your mind and like it! :<

  • miichie

    Phew, a really good news. Thanks Anti!

  • Maestro

    I could buy that, it's been a long since I played chess :)

  • Furious Francis

    Don't really care what Amazon thinks

    • Anti

      Heh. Just posting the info anyway, in case some people do want to know. These top 10 lists are generally one person's opinion, not actually based on whether the games have actual merit. 😛

  • TheBowelsOfTrogdor

    Oh my god… he referenced one of MY blogs in the first 'reality.'

    I never thought this day would come…

    Anyways, here is the blog for those curious…
    http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/The+Bowels+of+Tr

  • Furious Francis

    SPRING 2014 …..that means no monolith SOft's X or SMT X Fire Emblem

    • miichie

      One can dream right? 😉 Even if it is just a little tad bit of info for both of games i'm already thankful for it.

  • Furious Francis

    old

  • Anti

    I think you provided the incorrect link for that "Tcho Tcho" quote, this would've been more appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti1Ou5wxagQ

    • Maestro

      haha 😉

  • Furious Francis

    old

  • Anti

    It's not too difficult for these criminals to create viruses for PS4 and XOne, since the consoles use the PC architecture. Furthermore they have incentive to install malware for these consoles, especially since people are providing private and credit card information to these services. With the lack of antiviruses, malware detection, or Adblocks, the consoles are a gold mine for these criminals.

    • NGX159

      Imma keep saying this, x86 architecture on consoles were a bad idea from the start due to these reasons.

      1. Emulation thru PCs are made even easier now
      2. No optimization meaning the graphics we see now at launch, is what we gonna see throughout their entire lifespan.
      and now
      3. hacking and privacy issues

  • Furious Francis

    no link?

  • Furious Francis

    Put stuff like this in the forums

  • Maestro

    Packers game, what's that ?

    • DePapier

      Je crois que ça a un rapport avec la NBA.

  • DePapier

    "but luckily for Nintendo, the Wii U exists in the real world, where there's plenty of ground between those two extremes."

    +1

  • Gryphonofmight

    the sale is still ongoing and the WIi U is number 8 in all game sales as a result

  • titangamecube

    Oh we all know that because the media is full of it these days. But anyway, welcome to site. 😀

  • Furious Francis

    Hey Mythosa, this is something you use the forums for, not contact page

    • Mythosa

      I don't like logging in through other conduits so it was pretty much this or the other steam page post. Honestly, I was hoping you would post this just as general information to those interested.

  • DylanWins

    Jesus, they have some many sales!!!

  • Maestro

    So… I guess we can say that a Wii U development kit is around 2000 $, do we have real price of the kit development (old or new) today ?

    Edit : 3000 $ according to the kickstarter page

  • Anti

    lol NM, you just posted this on the site.

  • Anti

    That's expected, especially when Phantasm Games didn't even bother to ask for permission first before starting this Kickstarter. All Phantasm Games really did was pretty much, "Give us money first, and we may ask Capcom later if we're allowed to make this game."

    • Healthy Competition

      Indeed. It would have been better to make a new game or even a clone game if you are not sure of the product you are creating.

  • Maestro

    Thx I got them 😛

    • Mythosa

      me too

  • titangamecube

    Cuteness, overload……

  • DePapier

    It truly is a defined strategy. I really don't think they'll look so funny in March…

  • Anti

    FYI I find this news a bit concerning, especially with all the mobile games push most Japanese developers/publishers have been doing lately.. News like this will just encourage them to focus more on mobile apps.

    • DePapier

      The thing is I'm actually astonished to find out is that the biggest smartphone games market in the world is also the biggest handheld (3DS) market thereof.

      Apparently both platforms can coexist, and it does bother me the slightest if smartphone are for shovelware and handhelds are for quality experiences: that might actually help handhelds to have less junk and more quality content.

  • Mythosa

    Really? nobody is interested in this? Uhhhnng. Looks sooooooo goood. Whatevs.

    • Anti

      I've linked the story about this game reaching the Wii U stretch goal a while ago, and also I've backed it. 😛

      FYI they reached another stretch goal right before the Kickstarter ended: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreadlocks/de

      • Mythosa

        Huh? It just reached the Wii U stretch goal like a day before it ended. But either way, I think it was a link from you as to how I originally heard about it. Awesome stuff.

        • Anti

          Actually it reached the goal earlier because they had a PayPal system running at the same time. So adding the PayPal and Kickstarter funding allowed them to pass the goal easily.

          • Mythosa

            Didn't know that. Either way, good looking game, I'm glad it's coming to Wii U.

  • Furious Francis

    I need links Ninja Hound

    • NinjaHound

      i do this to grab your attention
      well here is the link: http://www.comgnet.com/ranking/#yoyaku
      Pre-orders are the first chart and this week sales are the second chart

      • Furious Francis

        I see. Thanks!

  • DePapier

    I'm with Matthew too. This article comes straight from the typing of a developer.

    • NGX159

      Notice they left out Nintendo, it's because the writer knows that they're doing the right thing. But yet they're considered the Devil in the western media

  • Anti

    Correction: It's Jesse Sosa, NOT Jerry Sosa. Sorry.

  • Anti

    Correction: Bandai Namco

    • Anti

      Wait, they put both on the page. Just keep it as Namco Bandai then. :/

  • Anti

    Forgot to include the official page on Nintendo's website: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/6org-3IcWp9D

  • RicardJulianti

    Would have been better with a 7990 or a 290x to be perfectly honest. Both outperform the Titan and are more cost-friendly. I mean….the 290x is about half as much as the Titan and outperforms it…….that's just crazy.

    • IGotToTakeAPiss23

      Indeed, now you know why many people are going with AMD now. Better performance for less money (although admittedly they can produce quite a bit of noise and heat if you have a stock card, if you have something like Direct CUII, you should be better off though). Hell, Physx isn't worth it either, too distracting and apparently it would work better on the CPU anyway

  • Why Im I Here

    I'm with Matthew on this. Very well written and informative.

  • NinjaHound

    Here's the link francis: http://www.famitsu.com/biz/ranking/

  • Anti

    Here are the rankings for the console sales on the page:
    1. Nintendo 3DS - 122,126
    2. Wii U - 46,773
    3. PlayStation Vita - 28,253
    4. PlayStation 3 - 22,762
    5. PlayStation Portable - 4,198
    6. Wii - 1,258
    7. Xbox 360 - 524

    • Furious Francis

      These numbers are too confusing for me to post….

      • Anti

        Yeah, I think part of the problem is due to the lack of category headers from NinjaHound to explain what these numbers mean.

        This is the format NinjaHound used for the software sales rankings:
        Rank # - Title - (Hardware) - Sold this week - (Lifetime Sales) - Percentage sold from available stock

        I hope that helps.

  • titangamecube

    AKA, Blame the Video game companies, not us. And surprisingly, the comments are mature and adult on that particular article.

  • Anti

    Correct translations:
    2. Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online (Wii) - 111,187 —- 80-100%
    6. Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online (WiiU) - 68,560 —- 80-100%
    10. Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Gekitotsu! Duel Carnival (3DS) - 38,451 —- 40-60%
    18. Aikatsu! Futari my princess (3DS) - 13,845(83,364) —- 40-60%
    26. Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survivor Battle! (3DS) - 8,865(118,970) —- 60-80%

    • NinjaHound

      Thanks

  • Anti

    There's also a trailer for the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiKWWj5W2PQ

  • Maestro
    • Anti

      You were saving this GIF for a long time weren't you? 😛

      • Maestro

        XDDDD, I should thank GAF for this gif, it nailed it, but I'm wondering which the original picture is coming from.

  • RicardJulianti

    Really striving for franchise fatigue aren't they?

    Best way to avoid it? Stop. Just…stop. 2-3 years without a release of any kind…no anniversary collections, no DLC for Ascension, no teasers…lock it up tight. Then, unveil an insanely gorgeous return at E3 2016 or so to be released that fall.

    Also known as….the Nintendo method. Well…aside from the whole…keeping the lid on it as far as Zelda goes. They know they just have to get on stage and say "Zelda, 2014" and people would lose their minds with excitement.

  • RicardJulianti

    It's like the Oblivion Horse Armor all over again…

    • Anti

      Activision should build dog armour for CoD and allow people to ride them into battle! 😀

  • titangamecube

    >_>………

  • Nathan

    I'm dying for this game to release http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/ you should play the demo if you like metroid and have the chance.

    • Healthy Competition

      Thanks :). I will definitely check it out 😀

  • Healthy Competition

    lol typed 3.0 twice 😛

  • Anti

    Sega released an official 5 minute gameplay video for Puyo Puyo Tetris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Kj4-O3BJ4

  • Gryphonofmight

    hmm, now its not showing at all

  • Furious Francis

    are you sure these bundles are sold out? I don't see where it says that, and it lets me add the bundles to my cart

    • Gryphonofmight

      im not familiar really with the US sites ( being from Canada and all) but it says not available for shipping. so I assumed that meant out of stock

      For example on this page looking at wii u items
      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dynch

      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-wii-u-consol… u skylanders&cp=1&lp=1

      When I scroll down and see that it says not available for shipping, I assumed that meant out of stock

    • Gryphonofmight

      The only one I can say for sure that is sold out is the skylanders

      • DePapier

        I think it means they don't have any of these bundles online, and the Skylanders is sold out in stores.

        • Gryphonofmight

          So they are sold out online and skylanders is completely sold out

          • DePapier

            Yep. That's what I saw.

  • Gryphonofmight

    also I may be mistaken but it seems not too many best buy stores have the skylanders bundle in stock either. Physical stores I mean

  • titangamecube

    How many people are gonna make me lose my shit XD

  • Anti

    I consider it more as the contributors for the Humble Bundle as the ones doing the right thing, the only thing EA did right was avoid taking a cut out of the contributions so they get the free positive PR campaign out of this. 😛

  • Anti

    You should've said Submarine Gun. 😛

    • UncannyOmninaut

      Yay! Steel Diver is finally in Smash. lol

    • RicardJulianti

      But that ruins the joke! haha

  • Anti

    So 2K games beat EA for this DRM requirement? Well, here comes the first wave of 3rd party DRMs for PS4 and XOne, and the disturbing part is due to the fact this was through a patch. That means these companies could easily mislead the public in the beginning after all the reviews are out, and add on the DRM months after their consumers purchased their games.

  • Anti

    Oh nice, here comes the very first always-online DRM requirement for both PS4 and XOne from 3rd parties, and predictably it's EA who pioneers this "feature". :/

  • RicardJulianti

    It mostly failed because for some reason he thought VGX would be held on a Wednesday and picked the wrong date entirely.

    What a dummy.

  • titangamecube

    Well, screw you too then Friendly Ai. Yeah Nintendo should be solely to be blame when its only partly for them to be blamed but I can't really say it was a stupid move for the lack of games earlier in the year when 3rd parties had the window but failed miserably and the VGX awards proved that 3rd Parties, especially western ones, are lazy as hell. The moment you say "Someone should be fired at Nintendo", all credibility was lost. But then again Friendly Ai, you are irrelevant.

    • Furious Francis

      Do you guys want me to post his videos any more?

      • RicardJulianti

        Sure…….but tread lightly. Blacklisting him over silly DK stuff seems a bit harsh. Of course I haven't seen the video so I don't know how bad it actually is, but unless he shows a pattern of being utterly ridiculous (like Shokio), I'd say keep him.

      • titangamecube

        Oh you can keep posting them, just post ones that seem to have more intelligence then THAT video.

  • DePapier

    Sigh… OK. :( Moving on…

  • Mythosa

    That is actually very cool looking.

  • Mythosa

    Doesn't matter. Many people are blasting Nintendo for VGX. It was partly Nintendo's fault for the lack of games in the first year, and people have been calling for everyone in Nintendo to get fired for a long time lol. No matter how you look at it, these guys are always looking for more hits as well, and this is something that is going to get hits right now.

  • Anti

    Sorry to hijack your tip, I had some issues with the URLs provided, so I checked around and here are the correct links:
    Top 50 Software (Nov. 25, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013): http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/766/766380/
    Total Software and Hardware Sales Numbers (Nov. 25, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013): http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/766/766380/

    FYI the bottom half orange bordered table in the Total Software and Hardware Sales Numbers section is the hardware sales numbers.

    • Anti

      Oh, please note the Wii U almost sold half the number of software compared to the PS3, even with a smaller install base.

      Wii U Software Sold - 116,473
      PS3 Software Sold - 277,267

    • NinjaHound

      i added ":" to the second link by mistake

  • DePapier

    I saw WIRED, GameLife, and remembered that troll that is their editor-in-chief…

  • Gryphonofmight

    did you see the email?

  • Maestro

    So Konami isn't worth it anymore… i have no problem, honestly, they're not worthing a thing today, it's not with MSG 5 it will change.
    Did this game have a PC version though ?

    • Anti

      Yes, the game is available on Steam, and it's not published through Konami, so those jackasses can't do anything to the PC version: http://store.steampowered.com/app/245170/

      • Gryphonofmight

        They should look at the wii u eshop if they were smart

        • Anti

          They said it's unlikely for a Wii U version until the eShop established a stronger digital presence in a tweet on May 9, 2013, so they weren't outright dismissing the possibility like most 3rd parties: https://twitter.com/Skullgirls/status/33264962596

          Basically the game will show up eventually, but Nintendo needs to show Lab Zero Games it's worth it for the company to create a Wii U version of the game by increasing their online presence.

          • Gryphonofmight

            I have a feeling they will be looking at it now

          • Anti

            FYI I know some people might disagree with their statement concerning Nintendo's digital presence, but I kind of understand why they're unwilling to take a risk, since it is an old game, and not everyone who have purchased a Wii U will buy the game. They're a small indie developer, not a huge 3rd party company with a large budget after all, so any extra development for a Wii U version could damage their budget if it doesn't sell enough to cover the costs.

          • DePapier

            Well sure, I do understand that, but that's what they were saying in May: now they don't have much of a choice.

          • Anti

            I wouldn't be surprised if someone's going to question their position concerning the Wii U now, in light of the PSN & XBL situation with Konami. We'll have to wait and see how this will develop.

  • Furious Francis

    K- San, don't link stupid articles

  • Anti

    Yeah, Francis doesn't bother with troll articles like these. These are personal opinions of people with a personal agenda against Nintendo in general.

    BTW if you're linking articles, you should include a small description about what the article is about.

  • Anti

    Steam discounted several VGX nominated games today with discounts ranging from 17% to 80% off: http://store.steampowered.com/promotion/vgx

    Here's the list of discounted games:
    - Bioshock Infinite $9.99 USD (75% off)
    - Tomb Raider $9.99 USD (80% off)
    - Call of Duty: Ghosts $49.79 USD (17% off)
    - Metro: Last Light $13.59 USD (66% off)
    - NBA 2K14 $14.99 USD (50% off)
    - gone home $9.99 USD (50% off)
    - Kentucky Route Zero $12.49 USD (50% off)
    - Papers, Please $4.99 USD (50% off)
    - The Stanley Parable $8.99 USD (40% off)
    - Divekick $4.99 USD (50% off)
    - Injustice Ultimate Edition $24.99 USD (50% off)
    - Formula 1 2013 $24.99 USD (50% off)
    - Grid 2 $12.49 USD (75% off)
    - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons $7.49 USD (50% off)
    - Rayman Legends $19.99 USD (50% off)
    - Borderlands 2 $7.49 USD (75% off)
    - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year $29.99 USD (50% off)
    - Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC $6.69 USD (33% off)
    - Dishonored $7.49 USD (75% off)
    - Dishonored Game of the Year Edition $13.60 USD (66% off)
    - Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC $4.99 USD (50% off)
    - Farcry 3: Blood Dragon $5.09 USD (66% off)

    Sorry, I don't have prices for the other regions.

  • DePapier

    They did not re-confirm platforms, yet they revealed the launch date. As you stated, this is a game we were expecting sometime around Spring 2014, yet it's coming very late summer 2014.

    Am I right to assume that a Wii U version is in the works?

  • Anti

    NM, TheBowelsOfTrogdor just posted this news. 😛

    • Nathan

      You guys both beat me haha

  • Anti

    BTW, the chart didn't indicate if the Flower or Sound Shapes rankings included users who already purchased the PS3 version, so the count may have been skewed because anyone who own the originals can download the PS4 version for free.

  • DePapier

    That's what he said before: "a new look at an upcoming Wii U game." You can't bring a new look to a game if it hadn"t been announced previously, hence the "previously announced" title.

  • titangamecube

    Well that was obvious from the the start. And my anticipation for the butthurt grows.

  • Anti

    It'll probably cost more to get your stomach pumped instead of just buying the console straight from a store. :/

  • Why Im I Here

    I can see a 3rd new Worst Company award heading straight for them.

  • Furious Francis

    You can add our channels to yours.

    I'm done with the "Furious Francis" channel. You can just add my Playeressence.com and PE Reviews Channel.

    Thanks, I'll feature yours as well

  • Anti

    Whoops, didn't notice you posted this earlier, have an upvote. :)

  • DePapier

    That's just crazy.

  • IGotToTakeAPiss23

    STOP IT WITH THE PORTS SONY

    Seriously, more original games like Tearaway, Killzone, maybe a Vita exclusive Rachet and Clank, hell, add Uncharted or even a new Jak and Daxter game to the Vita. Get some of the 1st parties and indies coming to the system. You got the indies, but you still need some more exclusive games on it, then I would buy a Vita. I hate seeing stupid shit like this for a system with a lot of potential

    • Anti

      I felt sorry for the handheld a long time ago… First it's treated as a port system advertised as a console, then it's an afterthought Wii U competitor as a controller, now it's facing nothing but even more ports once again.. I have yet to see this handheld treated as a handheld by Sony… :/

  • Why Im I Here

    Nicholas Pantazis's and Christian Keichel's comments on that article just flat out destroyed Pachter's already invalid prediction.

  • NGX159

    Stop posting these articles

    • NBR

      Okay :(

      • NGX159

        If it's something positive like a indie game coming to Wii U, that's fine but when you have a known troll analyst like Michael Pacther, Adam Sessler, etc. those guys don't have proper information to backup their claim and what they say often contradicts themselves. Prior to Pikmin 3, Sessler said it doesn't sell consoles, yet the Wii U had a sales boost. They are paid by Microsoft and some big gaming sites like GameTrailers to badmouth Nintendo because they don't give in to money hatting 3rd parties or make shooter after shooter.

        So yes you can still post articles but no negative ones please.

    • Furious Francis

      I don't post Pachter talk, he is irrelevant and bias.

  • Furious Francis

    I don't post troll bait Gamespot vids

  • NGX159

    Here at Playeressence we don't approve of links to trashy troll articles

  • Furious Francis

    Ryuken, don't link trash like this.

  • RicardJulianti

    Watch him join Mistwalker…

    • DePapier

      Or Monolith Soft. :) I hope Nomura will be the next to leave but, let's be fair: without Tetsuya Nomura, there will be no Square Enix.

  • Anti

    I'm definitely picking up Legend of the Mystical Ninja when I get home. 😀

  • DePapier

    PS Vita: the PortStation.

  • DePapier

    I just saw the title on your link and honestly… Just don't read that kinds of articles… The Kindle is not a gaming console…

  • Anti

    BTW, this considered as a rumour for now, nothing's officially confirmed yet.

    • titangamecube

      If thats true, that seems a bit underhanded.

    • DePapier

      That would be truly desperate.

  • Furious Francis

    Ninja, leave links

  • Mythosa

    Soooooooo….. Never?

  • Mythosa

    Sounds like BS.

  • Anti

    I might as well throw salt on their wounds, remember EA's Andrew Wilson claiming the US government should learn from EA about seamless launches? http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/3/5061252/healthca

    • titangamecube

      Rule #56: Never compare video games to anything political because it ends up biting you in the ass in the end lol. Silly EA

  • DePapier

    So he's basically saying that graphics won't go any higher that much on the PS4 and the Xbox One this generation?

    • Maestro

      Experienced dev will be a dying breed…………….. You can't go too hard, but there should be a challenge for the dev to figure out how to…

      • NGX159

        Guys I fear the same will happen to Xbone and PS4, no quality control just like the current mobile market

  • eyeofcore

    Francis… Please make a article about this!

    • DePapier

      Let's be honest, eyeofcore, that would be a fanboy article. Let's just wait till January to make the point on how this Christmas season happened.

  • Anti

    Correction: Apparently the most expensive car in the game is the Jaguar XJ13 priced at 20 million credits, which means it will cost about £119.97/€149.97 to purchase if you want to spend actual currency.

    Sorry, was rushing. 😛

  • titangamecube

    >Says Consoles Will face stiff competition
    >Completely ignores the fact that consoles have ways to view media
    >Also ignores that its a gaming system first, not a media box.
    And one last thing: Those games you find on the App Store are finally starting to not even be worth it anymore.

    Also EA sucks

  • Anti

    BTW, you missed their console sales numbers at the bottom:
    1. Nintendo 3DS - 100,144
    2. PlayStation Vita - 27,768
    3. Wii U - 27,325
    4. PlayStation 3 - 13,302
    5. PlayStation Portable - 3,657
    6. Wii - 968
    7. Xbox 360 - 513

    • NinjaHound

      thanks for posting i usually only read either one's hardware numbers so i missed those

  • Furious Francis

    nice for the Wii U.

  • timg57867

    And that bundle is leading Shopto net's best sellers:

    http://www.shopto.net

    Click Top Sellers in the bottom right.

    • DePapier

      Dang, it actually's been selling fast!!

    • RicardJulianti

      The Target store I work at has been sold out of Wii U's since Saturday, and I've got people calling in asking if we have any. Just a couple weeks ago we had at least 8 in stock. Anecdotal I know…but still.

  • DePapier

    HOLY F***. I thought it'd be Donkey Kong! Now if the Regginator brings a Super Smash Bros. U trailer imma jeez in my pants!!! :O

    • Nathan

      He's just gonna get up on stage smiling and be like, "Hey guys, Sakurai said I can be in the Next Smash Bros!!!"

  • DePapier

    Guess here's the next sport!

  • titangamecube

    Ah man, First Lou now Wells…..sad day.

    • *NormalGamer*

      Christopher Evan Welch, voice actor of Miles ‘Tails’ Prowler of “The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog”, has also passed away, as well.

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919525/news?ref_=nm_n

      R.I.P. to both of those guys. :(

      • Anti

        Wow.. Only 48.. That's too early.. :(

      • *NormalGamer*

        Turns out Christopher isn’t dead:

        http://segabits.com/blog/2013/12/05/op-ed-was-chr

        “Update: a friend of the family replied to my inquiry stating “I believe this is a miscredit”, and I was directed to his agents who could potentially give me a solid answer. At the moment, it looks like Christopher Evan Welch did not voice Tails.

        UPDATE 2: I have reached out to Christopher Evan Welch’s talent agency Paradigm in New York and the credit of Tails attributed to Christopher Evan Welch is “not accurate”. Thank you to Courtney of Paradigm for her help.”

    • Anti

      It's even more sadder he passed away on the Year of Luigi… :(

  • RicardJulianti

    That's just as accurate as when they list games as coming out on "May 1st" or "Dec 31st". Simply a placeholder. They know it is being released