Nintendo, one of the most important and well respects gaming companies in the world, depending on who you talk to, is in a very confusing state when it comes to its future right now. The company has already announced two upcoming consoles, the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS XL for release in the near future. Now while any announcement for a new product, especially a new gaming console, is always exciting, is it really generating enough talk and exciting to finally put Nintendo back where it belongs, on top of the gaming industry. Now is the perfect time for Nintendo to announce and talk about its future projects and releases to generate some excitement as Microsoft and Sony haven’t really been doing anything but a little minor updates and features to its current consoles.
Now why should you be excited for Nintendo this year, well the Wii U alone is set to feature a robust and redefined online service that will be cross compatible with the DS and 3DS, completely updated graphics, and a strong third party support. On the handheld side, the newly announced 3DS XL has the potential to be the one and only true handheld console in the market. Nintendo just needs to take advantage of the speculation that is surrounding them, and most importantly, listen to all of its fans.
Like many others, I abandoned Nintendo this generation and decided to get a Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and while I did purchase a Nintendo DS, I rarely used it after I satisfied my Pokemon craving. Nintendo has the chance to get many gamers in my position back to its side by announcing must have titles (cough cough, a new The Legend of Zelda and Super Smash Bros soon) and recapture the day where gamers where proud to say they where Nintendo fans and waste hours and hours playing their system. Now I am sure that Nintendo will still continue to release gimmicky titles and retain a strong family oriented experience, I have no problem with that, all I ask is for Nintendo to revive and focus on its main audience once again.
With more and more news being updated, all I can say for you Nintendo fans out there is…
Are You Ready For It ?
Ok not really, but as I was scrolling through my typical assortment of websites I check on a daily basis, I stumbled on this little Twitter feud between the two highly popular DJ’s Skrillex and Deadmau5. While I don’t consider myself a fan of either of these two “musicians” work, I was drawn to this argument by key fact that the video game Diablo 3 was brought up later in the argument. As many Diablo fans, including myself, know the highly difficult Inferno mode has a strong tendency to bring out the most evil and ill tempered person the lies within us, and that does not exclude world famous DJ’s.
Warning Skrillex Vs Deadmau5 Fight Below:
Scroll down at your own risk
I warned you, that was a pretty intense battle and I have to agree with Deadmau5’s last tweet, Inferno does mess with your head.
Much thanks to the guys at Noble-Press.com for bringing this to my attention.
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It was on a long car ride to Huntington Beach when we decided to tune into Pandora and listen to the chip-tune station. After a few Scott Pilgrim and Megaman tunes, we stumbled upon a song titled “Light Speed Disco” from an artist named Sabrepulse. What I heard was one part electronic dance, one part nostalgia, and all parts awesome.
Sabrepulse, real name Ashley Charles, is a DJ hailing from the United Kingdom who specializes in the video game influenced genre Chiptune. What made Sabrepulse’s music stand out for me was the well crafted mixing of 8-bit sounds I loved from the glorious Super Nintendo days with trance, dubstep, and other arrangements of electronic sounds. Sabreoulse is a definite must if you are into electronic music, or just love being reminded of the glorious Super Nintendo day. Go check out Sabrepulse’s work and tour schedules on his website and blogspot page that is linked below, most of his music is free.
Nintendo, the company that made my childhoods best and well remembered games. From my die hard addiction to Pokemon, to spending countless days playing The Legend Of Zelda: Majoras Mask, Nintendo was my go to company for all things gaming, sadly, that would not be that case in the future. In the year 2005, Nintendo unveiled the Wii, their successor to Gamecube. The Wii was supposed to change the way we play video games forever, allowing a brand new feel of immersion with its motion sensor control. My immediate reaction to the new console was nothing but pure excitement, but deep down I had a gut feeling that Nintendo was gambling with it’s new control scheme that, I hate to say, felt like a gimmick. Skip to 2012 and it pains me to say that my gut feeling was right, I was not a fan of the Wii whatsoever. Don’t get me wrong, the Wii was a massive success in terms of sale, but with no more than a dozen games I can think of that I though were great, subpar graphics, a horribly implemented online system, and a severe lack of third party support , it did not win the heart of this long time Nintendo fan.
First thing that came into my head, Nintend-Nooooooo
Last year during a E3 press conference, Nintendo unveiled their successor to the Wii, the Wii U. Not only did Nintendo decide to keep the motion sensitive controller, it doubled down and decided to add a tablet for good measure.
After watching the video shown above, I was left with a feeling of disappointment. The controller looked uncomfortable, the tablet seemed unnecessary, and the system felt more like an upgraded peripheral. It had seemed like Nintendo was never going to be that company I once loved. This year I had the amazing opportunity attend E3, and one of my first tasks was to get a hands on demo of the Wii U. Upon arriving to the Nintendo booth, I waited in line to play a demo of Ninja Gaiden 3. When I got the chance to play the game, I’t had seem like all my previous worries were all lifted. To my surprise the controller was comfortable and fit nicely in my hands. The feature that most surprised me was that fact that the tablet actually worked well and did what it was intended to do, enhance the experience. Through’t the booth I got the chance to play other great games like the hilariously titled ZombieU, Batman Arkham City, and, my personal favorite, Pikman 3. The Wii U promises better online support, a better social and multimedia experience, and a bigger and better online support. One important key factor they have also upgraded where the outdated graphics, while not truly next generation, it was now on level, and maybe even slightly better, than the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. Nintendo, the company I loved, then forgot about, seems to be taking a gamble once again, but this time, the gamble seems to be going in their favor for me personally.
Don’t think for a minute that I am making my decision now, there is only one way to decided how the console and it’s promises will live up to the gaming market, and that is when it officially launched. Let’s hope there is a brand new Zelda game soon.
I will keep updating about the Wii U often, so check back soon.