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From the days of the Nintendo Entertain System Vs Sega's Mastersystem to today's PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U battles, fans have picked a team and (sometimes) blindly fought battles against their perceived enemy.

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Whether it's an exclusive game, a graphical spec or an extra (usually gimmicky) feature, fans all over the world rally behind their chosen system and attempt to bash their opponents into submission.


Is it because they want their decision validated?
Is it because they genuinely prefer the games on their chosen system?
Is it because they grew up playing their preferred system, and don't want to change?
Is it because they can only afford one console so will say anything to make themselves feel better?

Whatever the reason for the online vitriol, the nastiness helps no one. Nobody outside the gaming community cares whether you prefer your PlayStation over your friend's Xbox. The generations only last 5-7 years, so it's not like your life depends on the your preference.

Some people purchase all the consoles and prefer none, or still prefer one.

In any case, we don't want to hear it.

Here's my advice to you: Shut up and play what you want to play without showing your insecurities.

Infamous Second Son TV commercial

February 16th 2014 02:54
Check out Infamous Second Son's TV commercial and get excited for the PS4 exclusive!

Click here to view.

The game is released in March.

Nintendo should forget about the Wii U. It was horrendously marketed. Hardly anyone I know is even aware it exists and those who do initially thought it was a Wii add-on rather than a standalone system.

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Nintendo has announced that both Wii U and 3DS have failed to reach sales projections. The company has adjusted its sales projects for the Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million. A staggering decrease. The companyís share price has plummeted accordingly.

The reason the original Wii sold so well was because of the motion gameplay. Nintendo seems to have abandoned all that for a second screen thatís touch enabled. Thereís nothing that revolutionary about a second screen. What cool factor is there to sell?

The games havenít really been making their way to the system either. Whereís Zelda? Whereís Metroid? Where are the classic third person platformers like Donkey Kong (not this new-found obsession with side-scrollers).

Nintendo makes good games. But the good games take time.
This has worked for them in the past, especially during the N64 days when Rare was chiming in with Banjo Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye, Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64 etc. But Nintendo has lost that extra spark now. The games arenít as full-fledged amazing as they used to be and there arenít enough of them.

It takes years to make a quality game. Around five for Zelda. Maybe itís in Nintendoís best interests to shift its home console efforts into making games for Sonyís PlayStation 4. It remains loyal to its Japanese heritage, stays in business and keeps everyone happy.

Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and Metroid would sell a lot more on PS4 than on Wii U as well and the company would stand to make tons of cash.
Nintendo should keep the 3DS going, as itís still bringing the money home (as all Nintendo handhelds have historically done). Nintendo didnít do too well with the Gamecube, it got lucky with the Wii and itís completely failing with the Wii U.

Rather than bleed any more money, itís time to change.

As if Sony could make its fans any happier (what with The Last of Us and imminent PS4 release), they go and announce that Insomniac is developing a brand new Ratchet and Clank game that goes back to its roots.

Exclusive to PS3 and to be released later in the year on both PSN and Bluray format, the game sees our favorite lombax and his trusty robot sidekick investigating haunted space. In fact, they're alone and stranded in the scariest sector of space theyíve ever visited.

Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus is expected to be released at a discounted price.

Click here to view a preview video.

You know what I've never understood? The idea that a company knows what its fans want more than they do. Apple is one of these companies. As is Nintendo. And as profitable as these companies are, sometimes they get it wrong.

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Nintendo has been experimenting with a secondary screen since the days of the GameBoy Advance and Gamecube, therefore it's no surprise that they would dedicate a whole a system around the idea.

Unfortunately, it hasn't caught on. No one really bought into the GBA/GCN connection, no one really bought into the DS/Wii connection and judging by the poor sales results of the Wii U, people aren't buying into the huge screen controller either.

I understand that its Nintendo's main selling point, but they've also done a pretty bad job in convincing people of its merit (and of the Wii U being a whole new standalone system, rather than a Wii add-on).

The Wii U is pretty powerful, but compared to the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One, it's relatively weak. Not that this should effect the quality of its games. It won't. But that's because (once again) Nintendo is the only one creating worthwhile games for its system.

Third parties just don't seem to be that interested. And the one's that are, like UbiSoft, have treated their fans with contempt by delaying a game that was finished months ago, so it can be released on all consoles at once (rather than putting trust into its Nintendo fans).

Did we really want a touch screen as a controller? We've already got those with our smart phones and tablets. Sony is even converting the Vita into a controller (for remote play and more). So what really is the selling point here for Nintendo?

And judging by the fact that Nintendo decided to remake Zelda:Wind Waker because they were playing with it to develop the next style of Zelda insinuates that Nintendo won't be making the cool looking Zelda demo they showed off at last year's E3 into a full-blown game. Instead, they'll probably opt for some more cell shading. Why not just give us what we want?


PS4 is coming this year!

February 21st 2013 05:57
A new controller with a "share" button for social media integration. Video recording and uploading. Touch and motion elements to the controller with a packed-in camera.

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The betrayal of Ubisoft

February 10th 2013 04:07
Ubisoft spat in the faces of its Nintendo fans last week by announcing that the already completed Rayman Legends would be daylayed until September so that the company can release the game on Xbox and PS3 at the same time.

That's right, a game that's already completed won't be released even though Ubisoft announced that it was exclusive to the Wii U and had hyped its fan-base to expect the game next month

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The Legend of Zelda has millions of fans for a reason, but if Nintendo wants to bring the series into the 21st century, it's going to have to make some significant changes.

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PS4 to be announced this month!

February 1st 2013 22:35
Wow. Sony lied.

Just last week Kaz Hirai (CEO of the company) said that Sony would wait for Microsoft to make a move on next-gen hardware announcements before the company ripped out this bombshell

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I think we all breathed a sigh of relief after Nintendo held their recent "Nintendo Direct" video announcement.

So many games and so many plans. I, for one, was getting a little concerned for the system. It had appeared throughout 2012 that Nintendo wasn't plotting its success in the home console business nearly as well as it had with the runaway hit Wii

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