Hey Microsoft, that whole Virtual Console thing is harder than it looks, huh?
Square Enix creates a big boy pants division to localize “mature” titles in the Land of the Rising Sun, but I’m thinking maybe they should create a studio that makes Final Fantasy worth buying again.
The Dante’s Inferno DLC promises to allow players to “create their own personal version of hell.” Funny, from what I heard you don’t need DLC to do that—just hit power on the PS3.
Nintendo delayed the Team Ninja-developed Metroid Other M today. Hopefully this means they’re busy stripping out all the bullshit cutscenes and story filler that would have mucked up an otherwise solid-looking 2.5D title.
You think you own that PlayStation 3 sitting under your HDTV? Think again, sucker.
How does Sony expect us to consider its new motion controller as a serious contender to Nintendo when they can’t even decide on a name? Ditto for Natal which, last I checked, is still the prototype name.
Activision attempts to keep Infinity Ward staffers at Infinity Ward with a little good ol fashioned bribery*
*Jason West and Vince Zampella could be equally guilty as sin. No idea, and I really don’t care.
So the 3DS may launch earlier that expected. Which means we can anticipate that the usual enthusiast press Nintendo reporting cycle will arrive earlier that expected too.
You know the drill right?
1. Mild hype mixed with cautious “seems like a gimmick” backhanded compliments.
2. Official reveal crticisim about specs and graphical chops (will happen at E3)
3. Long period of doubt and smack talk as cutting edge hardware receives poor third party support
4. Complete and utter flip flop when Microsoft and Sony reveal copycat devices with larger processors.
Prove me wrong, you hardcore asshats. Please, prove me wrong.
To gaming publications: Try going a month without quoting Michael Pachter or calling him up for comment. Just a month. Try it. Dare ya.
Bigger flop: Nintendo Virtual Boy or Sony’s attempt to cram 3D gaming down our throats?