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    Do on-line and Used check-ins mark the end of gaming?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 24 May 2013

    I can understand the rationale. But you can't escape the consequences.   If you have to verify used games to play them -- then there will not be any value to old games once the servers are off-line. If you have to check-in periodically (once a day) on line to play the system -- then there will not be any (much) value to old systems when the servers go off-line.   In other words,...

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    Games and share on console

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 16 April 2013

    The way most gaming analysts talk, everyone has Call of Duty.  But globally, the biggest seller in the franchise (CoD:MW2) has sold less than one copy for every five HD consoles sold. Obviously, this will vary somewhat by regions and the numbers may be skewed becaue we do not have information on multiple console ownership and repalcement console purchases.  But it does show that the...

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    Do people have short memories on opening sales?

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 02 February 2013

    If the WiiU outsold the launches of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 -- why is it such a disappointment?  People seem to forget that that both of those systems were outsold by the PS2 during their launch windows. The WiiU did not reach Wii levels -- but nothing before ever did either.  Unfortunately, Nintendo set high (and unrealistic) goals for sales -- and those are now causing analysts to...

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    Epic Mickey 2 -- Wii or WiiU

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 26 October 2012

    I am trying to decide whether I should get Epic Mickey 2 on Wii or WiiU. Right now, it does not appear to be much difference -- other than SD vs HD and $15.  Plus, I have to use the Gamepad for Player 1 on the WiiU. So I am leaning toward keeping my preorder on the Wii version.  Can someone sway me with information that I have missed.   Mike from Morgantown...

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    Will mobile gaming kill handhelds -- but not for the reason everyone thinks?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 29 August 2012

    Capcom announced it will be placing Ace Attorney on iOS (see link at the end of the story). Square Enix teazed The World Ends with You -- and people hoped for a sequel until it was announced it was an iOS port (again see link at the end of the story). Nothing wrong with ports. Nothing wrong with using IP to make money.  The potential problem is the pricing.  Chances are, since the...

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    Bad News on WiiU believed even when unbelieveable.

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 22 June 2012

    http://loudmouthedgamers.com/blog/2012/06/20/rumor-wii-u-coming-in-december-to-500-price-point/ Essentially, this was a website running with the Amazon placeholder as news.  It even got picked up by N4G: http://n4g.com/news/1022143/rumor-wii-u-coming-in-december-to-500-price-point The original poster not spend the minute it would take to translate the text (which the update notes and a...

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    Why not to trust analysts

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 13 April 2012

    As analysts struggle with trying to interpret Sony's latest moves and Nintendo's upcoming console reveal (as well as Microsoft's unrevealed plans), it may behoove us not to pay too much attention to what those analysts have to say. I found this nugget when looking for news on Sony's financials today.   http://www.gamespot.com/news/analyst-ps3-to-win-next-gen-war-6155912 Analyst: PS3 to...

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    B2G1 Vita software sales

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 23 February 2012

    I have seen Amazon, Gamestop, and Target doing "buy two, get one" sales on (at least some) Vita software. EDIT -- It's buy 2, get 1 FREE -- or three for the price of two. Can anyone remember such a sale AT LAUNCH for any system? I remember seeing Toys R Us doing those type of promotions the second holiday season of the Wii (when it was still hot and rare) and Target doing them perodically over...

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    Anyone played High Voltage Software's newest game?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 03 November 2010

    I was shopping yesterday (and returning to Gamestop the used version of the HVS/Sega game Tournament of Legends because I could not the controllers in sync to regenerate). At target I saw another HVS game, this one published by Red Wagon Games. It is ... wait for it ... Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. That's right, HVS is doing a budget title based on a 45-year old TV property. Any played it...

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    Goldeneye "Exclusive" Modes

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 21 September 2010

    Does anyone know how the "exclusive" modes in Goldeneye will work? They are labeled "exclusive" until Dec. 31. Does that mean that anyone will be able to download the Best Buy or Gamestop pre-order bonuses in 2011?  Or will they magically open on the CD? Or am I missing something?   Mike from Morgantown...

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    Wii Dis-recommendation Thread

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 09 July 2010

    Seeing a "Sticky" on the Recommendation Thread, I thought about the converse -- what games you should not want to play. Having had a Wii for over three years and owning over 200 games for it (my list needs updating), I am generally concerned about what is really bad rather than what is really good. So I thought I would start to see what games people think have more garbage than game play. My...

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    AT&T's end of unlimited data and the iPhone

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 07 June 2010

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20006659-266.html http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/att-poll-data/ AT&T is going to tiered pricing for data use. It's entry level is $15 for 200MB (and $15 for another 200MB). It's other level is $25 for 2GB and $10 for another 1GB. These prices are lower than the current $30 unlimited packages which will no longer be sold. And the caps supposedly...

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    Sony does not want failed Wii games on Move

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 27 May 2010

    Understandably, Sony does not want some of the Wii shovelware titles on the PS3 Move. What surprises me is that given how everyone is critical of Nintendo's third-party relationships, it appears that Sony is more restrictive to third parties. That being said, I became concerned for Move when I saw one of those mediocre bowling games (Brunswick Pro Bowling) is coming out for it. So what do you...

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    Wal-Mart experimenting with used game vendor -- One is Morgantown, WV

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 25 May 2010

    Wal-Mart is having used game stores -- Game Trade -- opening in five of its stores around the country as an experiment. I know this because of the story below -- and because of one of the five is in my town (Morgantown, WV). It means there will be three Gamestops (including one across from this Wal-Mart), one Game Trade, and two independent stores in this community of just over 50,000. I will...

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    Pachter already panning the 3DS

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 23 March 2010

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=240094 Pachter: 3DS will need more than just 3D Wedbush Morgan analysts Michael Pachter has told CVG that the just-announced Nintendo 3DS will need to have more of a "breakthough in gameplay" than just a 3D display - otherwise other firms like Apple will simply mimic it.Pachter mused over how Nintendo might achieve 3D without the use of...

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    Why Wii oners hate IGN

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 12 March 2010

    These are the last few paragraphs of Matt Casamasina's GDC blog. http://wii.ign.com/articles/107/1077008p1.html It's anecdotal and unproven and I know from experience that it's never so black and white. The fact of the matter is, the Wii remote shipped with so many problems that Nintendo was forced to release an upgrade device that even needs constant recalibration. And Wii MotionPlus? Word on...

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    Future of Tiger Woods PGA Golf

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 10 March 2010

    What is the future of Tiger Woods PGA golf? That is the question that I pose here. I know that EA has said it will stick by the embattled golfer. But as of this writing, only it and Nike remain sponsors. More to the point, two facts about the game sales make one wonder how much longer having Tigers' name attached to the series (where it has been since 1999) makes sense. First of all, sales...

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    Intellivision Lives DS -- Day 1 Buy for Me

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 10 March 2010

    http://ds.ign.com/articles/107/1075018p1.html The best simulation for Intellivision is finally coming. Given the unique nature of the controller, true game-system emulation has not been possible - until now.   Day 1 purchase for me.  Now I need to get a DS.   Mike from Morgantown...

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    Activision and the Wii

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 03 March 2010

    http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=7239&mp=1 As has been noted in the news section -- Activision's upcoming releases on Wii are going to be few for the foreseeable future.  But that got me thinking about what had Activision done so far this generation. I was amazed to see 85 titles...

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    Is Motion the new Uncanny Valley - Kotaku's Brian Cercente thinks so

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 01 March 2010

    http://kotaku.com/5476603/motion-control-in-gaming-rationalizing-a-new-dissonance I posted this because I just saw it in my newspaper this morning (Kotaku articles are sometimes on the McCatchy-Tribune news wire). Basically, the premise is that like graphics, as motion control gets close to but not exactly to human action, the minor differences will become the overwhelming part of the...

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