Michael Pachter is well known in the video game business for predicting trends and outcomes for his financial clients but as his fame has grown so has his confidence in making even more outlandish statements.
The Wii U is a great console, but it’s struggled to find it feet. Much of that has to do with the fact that it’s underpowered, people were waiting to see what the PS4 and Xbox One were capable of, and that Nintendo’s marketing messages were confusing. the biggest problem though is that the system just lacked its killer app; the one game that would entice people to buy the system. It may now have it.
The backronymically-named Project C.A.R.S (community assisted racing simulator) from the enthusiast folk at Slightly Mad Studios is shaping up to be quite a glorious, impressive thing indeed; especially on the PC – which from the looks of it, will be visually much more sumptuous than the sort of racing games we’ll be seeing on the next generation of consoles.
Here’s a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, showing how the game’s new “Squads” work. Essentially, it’s a set of new game modes that pit you, playing with a squad of AI teammates, against another human and his group of bots. Alternatively, play co-operatively with a squad of real-life people, against AI squads.
Like much of the world, I wasn’t particularly enamoured with Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U when it was first shown at E3 this year. Most gamers were expecting something really fresh and intriguing; something to match up to the frankly fantastic Super Mario Galaxy. Instead, we got something that looked very much like the 3DS’ Super Mario 3D Land. With cats. In some new footage from yesterday’s Nintendo direct, Nintendo showed that yes, Super Mario 3D World is probably going to be incredible.
For some reason, many are convinced that Nintendo is doomed (it’s not) and that the best course of action for the Japanese company would be to do a SEGA; abandon the hardware business and stick to just making those incredible games. Well, it’s not happening.
In a shocking turn of events it has come to light that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft don’t currently own the domains for their upcoming consoles, or in Nintendo’s case it’s current console.
We’ve covered the massively immature and annoying Superdae before, mainly because he somehow has a ton of confidential information around the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and threatened to release all the information onto the Internet if he gets arrested.
The gloves are off in the battle to win the next generation of consoles and we’ve already seen a few missteps from the main contenders. Nintendo went early in an attempt to pick up the early adopters but forgot the most important rule of them all. It’s all about gaming, make sure you have games.
I’m an unabashed fan of Skylanders and the idea of integrating real world objects into video games. Which means I should be excited about the upcoming Disney Infinity.. and yet I can’t seem to get the same level of excitement going.
We posted previously that EA currently had no games in development for the Wii-U which I took as a sign that Nintendo is failing. Then we heard that EA were stopping their online pass fee which took us all by surprise.
I like the Wii-U, Geoff and Zoe are also solid fans of the new Nintendo device but by the look of things that’s about all the fans the poor console has at the moment and the latest news that EA is currently not making any games for the Wii-U isn’t helping.
The video’s and news about Assassin’s Creed 4 just keeps on coming and it’s becoming very obvious that this title is a seriously big deal for Ubisoft this year.
Rumor has it that the Wii U will soon be boasting a range of new games, courtesy of smartphone apps.
E3 is renowned for 2 things, the first being the huge amount of new that is broken at the event. We get to see the latest and greatest plans for everyone from the big console manufacturers to the latest geeky hardware to the top AAA titles we are going to be playing in the next few years.