Thursday, July 28, 2011

Japanese gamers, devs still on the fence about Wii U survey says

Japanese gamers still haven’t quite made up their minds on Wii U yet according to a survey by Famitsu, Japan's biggest gaming mag. Developers' response is optimistic, yet many are taking a wait-and-see approach before diving in. Much of this teeter tottering has to do with the overall shortage of new information and hands-on demos of real games showcasing what the console is truly capable of. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tru Next Gen Game: Bioshock Infinite

Much like the first entry in the series, BioShock Infinite will make gamers remember why strong story telling still matters in video games. As the industry moves towards more multiplayer and online focused gameplay, a game that solely has a single player mode is becoming, to some degree, extinct. Like with any tru next gen game, it’s a collection of many elements that makes the game stand out from its peers. The next Bioshock looks follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and do it all over again.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Phil Harrison: The old video game business model “Is over”

The current business model of video game business which focuses on high powered chipsets and clock-speeds is outdated and will likely undergo a metamorphous in the next generation of consoles, ex-Sony boss Phil Harrison told Eurogamer.

Friday, July 22, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: We Predict Wii U's Launch Titles and "System Seller"

In an article you'll see nowhere else, we break down Nintendo’s development cycles of all of their crucial franchises and predict Wii U’s launch lineup with its key “system seller” title. Juggling multiple consoles appears to have put the company into a bottleneck with most Wii development ending two years ago and focus moved to the 3DS. Now as many of those projects are wrapping up, focus is now just moving to Wii U with less than a year to launch. It’s easy to see the precarious spot Nintendo finds itself in.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Next Xbox could have graphics on par with Avatar CGI

The next generation of Xbox will be capable of rendering graphic detail on par with James Cameron’s Avatar and be able to process many times over the number of calculations that current systems max out at, according to Official Xbox Magazine’s report citing AMD, the tech company responsible for Xbox 360 graphics tech.  

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nintendo is late to the HD party

Nintendo’s president assures investors and gamers that they have the know-how to develop HD games even though they have yet to develop a full 1080p game. Given Nintendo’s competition’s head start, there could be some grounds to worry.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nintendo to make amends with 3rd parties devs

Nintendo, hoping to learn from mistakes it made with 3rd party developers in the past, is back again boasting a renewed commitment in luring them back with a better communication and focus on their needs.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nintendo pulled Wii U E3 demos last minute, showed 360/PS3 versions

Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime admitted that their E3 highlight reel of 3rd party titles for Wii U used footage from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. In an interview with GameTrailers, he added that Wii U games will look at least as good as their PS3/360 counterparts, which is why in the company’s opinion it's was fine to show the games being played on the competition's current-gen hardware.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nintendo's Wii U reveal led to “misunderstandings”

President and CEO of Nintendo admitted that the company’s reveal of their next console should have been done differently to avoid the unnecessary confusion that followed.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tru Next Gen: Unreal Engine 4

All aboard! The next generation graphic engines are on their way. The jaw-dropping demo of Epic Game’s new Unreal Engine is a preview of what gamers can expect from the next generation of consoles.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nintendo not aiming to best Xbox Live or PSN

Nintendo’s online service trails behind its competitors, yet the company has no plans to directly compete with them, even with planned upgrades during the launch of Wii U.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gearbox founder calls Wii U a “Stop-Gap” console

Based on current, but not set-in-stone specs, Gearbox co-founder and chief creative officer Brian Martel finds what’s under Nintendo’s Wii U’s hood less than ideal for the long haul. Although intrigued by the potential of the new controller, he categorize the new console as nothing more than something to keep gamers busy before the new, real gen systems come from Microsoft and Sony.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Activision’s CEO says Nintendo is on the right path with Wii U

Video game’s largest 3rd party developer likes what he sees with the Wii U but still has his reservations until he knows more.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Mario Wii U" in the works

The next big Mario adventure is already in development for Wii U, according to the game’s producer. The game is early on in its development cycle and promises to take full advantage of Wii U’s new bells and whistles.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PS4 with “Kinect” style controls bound for 2012?

Sony is readying their next generation system for late 2012, says DigiTimes. The tech site names Taiwanese component makers as its source and adds that the console will include body motion controls similar to Microsoft’s Kinect.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tru Next Gen: Zelda HD Wii U Demo

Nintendo surprised the world by showing off their new console capabilities with a demo of what might become Zelda HD for Wii U. It warmed the hearts of Nintendo fans everywhere.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wii U: No Blu-ray support

File under no-duh.
Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed to Games Trailers, Wii U would not support Blu-ray in any form.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Big Name 3rd party developers “blown away” by Wii U

Let the courting begin.

Hoping to learn from the past, Nintendo’s new hardware is geared toward fixing common complaints against their previous consoles and working on 3rd party developer relationships. So far developers say they’re intrigued.