Nintendo’s presence at E3 2013

At this year’s E3, which takes place June 11-13, Nintendo is doing things differently than Microsoft and Sony. For the first time ever, Nintendo has announced that they will not be holding a press conference as they do each year. Instead, they plan to host smaller events focused on their software lineup. “There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media,” said Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo.

Xbox One: One Step in the Wrong Direction

Microsoft unveiled the next generation Xbox, the Xbox One, Tuesday in Redmond, Wash. to a tent full of journalists, planted Microsoft cheerers, and to the world via livestreams. The world awaited for Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s Playstation 4 reveal but certain rumors about always-online connectivity and no used games set a dark cloud over the entire event. Instead of subsiding these fears, however, Microsoft reinforced them by confirming daily-online connectivity, used game fees, a focus on television and sports, and having no games showcased other than EA sports titles and Call of Duty: Ghosts.  It became instantly clear that the Xbox One is not only forgetting to keep the wants of the core game enthusiast in mind, it’s leading the industry on a path that will hurt the consumer and the video game market as a whole.

Why Developers Aren’t Interested In The Wii U

I haven’t written a blog for 3 days, which I know is a while, but it was the weekend and I was very busy and Monday I felt like crap.  Anyway, I was reading an article on IGN about how Call Of Duty: Ghosts is not yet confirmed for the Wii U and it got me thinking. I wanted to write an article on this a while ago but I never got round to it. So here it is: why developers aren’t interested in, well, developing for Nintnedo’s newest console. 

Heavenly Sword Review

Although the game is graphically stunning and boasts a fantastic soundtrack, they do not make up for the boring, repetitive gameplay mechanics nor the poorly paced storyline. Heavenly Sword is more like a cheap version of God of War than anything else.

Love at first sight: Super Mario Bros.

Most everyone remembers the first time they fell in love. It’s a really special feeling, falling in love for the first time. You get all tingly inside and feel all of these weird things that you’ve never felt before. When did I first fall in love? In 1999, when I played Super Mario Bros. for the first time.