The Xbox One, as you know by now, will allow just about everyone to make games on the thing, as it’ll have a mode than enables devkit functionality. Many believe it to be something reactionary, based on the Xbox One’s initially poor indie showing. Microsoft says that’s just not the case; which is weird, considering that functionality will have to patched in, and wont be available when the console is released.
Edge Magazine has been around for a very long time and has managed to build a pretty solid reputation around their coverage of the video game industry and all that it has become… but they have also just released the most controversial video game magazine cover, but could they be right?
With all the rumours about the next-generation systems, more specifically Sony’s PlayStation and its apparently imminent reveal, gamers the world over are growing rather excited at the prospect of going next-gen this year. You may have to reign in your excitement – particularly if you live anywhere that isn’t the US or Japan.
Sony’s new handheld, the PlayStation Vita is a wonderful handheld, packed to the brim with interesting tech and fantastic features. Unfortunately, it’s not doing very well, anywhere. Conversely, Nintendo’s 3DS - which also had a bit of a slow start - has been top of the Japanese sales charts since its dramatic price cut last August.
The reason the Vita’s not doing so well, says Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is that the thing just doesn’t have enough games.
If the allure of a heightened gaming experience wasnâ€™t enough, Sony, one of the more profound peddlerâ€™s of 3D wares has now said that gaming in 3D will make you a better gamer.
While â€œcoreâ€ gamers will experience only slight benefits, newcomers will gain great increases in their gaming prowess â€“ but both will get an edge over standard HDTV users.
Last Month, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research did a little research (ie : they went to Metacritic.com and counted) to determine what quantity of Xbox 360 and PS3 titles were actually good.
The 360 and the PS3 were close to even, with a higher percentage of top rated games appearing on the PS3. With its market dominance, the Wii has to be home to a slew of incredible games, right?
Well, no. As any Wii owner will tell you, most of the games available belong firmly in the â€œshovelwareâ€ category. While 13% of 360 and 17% of PS3 games scored 85 or higher, only 4% managed the same feat on the Wii, mostly first-party titles.
A total of 54% scored less than 65%, meaning that over half of the Wiiâ€™s library is nigh unplayable, unless youâ€™re 4 years old.
I think itâ€™s time to bring back that Nintendo Seal of Quality, which in days of yore meant you were sure you were getting something that was at least worth playing.
Source : Edge
I guess you canâ€™t blame the guy for doing his best to try and convince us all that Wii Music is really good but even he seems to be losing his excitement about the game now.
In a recent interview with Edge magazine he states
â€œI really donâ€™t think that it will have the immediate and universal appeal around the world at allâ€