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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1050 on: August 27, 2014, 12:10:04 AM »
..well,crap.

Have you ever wondered why Microprose started putting the "Sid Meier's Name of Game Here" title on their games? Well, here's a quote from Kotaku:

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A few years later, as the company continued to grow—”It took three years to get to $3 million,” said Stealey—someone suggested that they make a game about pirates. Meier liked the idea, and he recalls one particularly important conversation with Stealey:

“Bill said, ‘When’s my next flight simulator coming out?’ And I said, ‘I’m not doing a flight simulator; I’m doing a pirates game.’ He said, ‘Well that’s crazy, ‘cause people want your next flight simulator... Wait a minute. Put your name on it. Maybe if they liked your flight simulator games, they’ll recognize the name and buy this crazy pirates thing.’”

Stealey has a different take: "We were at dinner at a Software Publishers Association meeting, and [actor] Robin Williams was there. And he kept us in stitches for two hours. And he turns to me and says 'Bill, you should put Sid's name on a couple of these boxes, and promote him as the star.' And that's how Sid's name got on Pirates, and Civilization."

Geez. He's still making me sad.



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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1051 on: August 28, 2014, 08:49:39 AM »
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/137091-Miyamoto-Explains-Nintendos-Drive-to-Focus-on-Hardcore-Demographic-Again

I like Nintendo, and I like Miyamoto. But this really ticks me off. I don't know why he felt that he needed to alienate an entire subsection of gamers by calling them pathetic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with casual gamers. How someone games does not make it OK to say, "You know what? You're pathetic. Go watch a movie if you don't want to be challenged." For a long time, I played games because I enjoyed the stories they presented me, not the challenge involved. Games were(and are) a way for me to relax. I get that you're huge in the world, Miyamoto, but who the hell are you to tell anyone that they're gaming wrong?


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1052 on: August 28, 2014, 10:28:00 AM »
Yeah, calling them pathetic is probably a bit much, but I don't think that was his point. I think he's saying that he's tired of catering to that market and he's glad the mobile market came along to fill that niche in so that he can focus on making games for core gamers again. He seems to see casual games as an entry point, and the people who never explore beyond the "Candy Crush Saga" thing are missing out on what gaming's all about.

It's kind of a slight on Casual gamers, but I think the message he's trying to convey is "Nintendo is back! We're gonna start making games for core gamers again!" which is a welcome message for those who think Nintendo's been making tepid games ever since the Wii came out.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1053 on: August 28, 2014, 10:28:20 AM »
When I saw that I figured it was a lost in translation sort of thing. I doubt he meant to be as insulting as the word pathetic is in English.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1054 on: August 28, 2014, 05:44:14 PM »
I don't go to The Escapist anymore since they block people who use VPN's and some add blockers. No loss, Rock, Paper, Shotgun is a superior news outlet in my mind. 


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1055 on: August 28, 2014, 09:12:46 PM »
Nintendo is releasing DLC for Mario Kart 8 that will grant 2 new cups with 4 courses each and add content from Zelda, F-Zero and Animal Crossing.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/26/mario-kart-8-adding-racers-and-tracks-in-november

Preordered the package. Also the Mercedes DLC pack is out now and it's free. 3 new karts.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1056 on: August 29, 2014, 07:36:03 AM »
When I saw that I figured it was a lost in translation sort of thing. I doubt he meant to be as insulting as the word pathetic is in English.

From what I understand, he gave that statement in English, and he's an old guy. He speaks English pretty well.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1057 on: August 29, 2014, 10:16:34 AM »
Nintendo to release a new 3DS/2DS with an analog stick, amiibo support, and a little extra processing power:

http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-3ds/New_Nintendo_3DS

Nintendo to also continue confusing the mass market which is never sure whether the things they put out are new systems or not...


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1058 on: August 29, 2014, 10:51:31 AM »
My 3DS broke a while ago. I'm planning on upgrading to an XL, because I want to play Smash on the biggest screen I can, and I can't see myself getting a WiiU JUST for Smash. 3DS seems a million times more convenient.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1059 on: August 29, 2014, 11:54:20 AM »
Oh! And speaking of Amiibos, you can preorder yours here!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N4ABT1C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00N4ABT1C&linkCode=as2&tag=editorial08-20&linkId=XKUM3HTRZLKRMWSU

$13 a pop. I really hope they do some sort of starter pack deal, because I don't see myself spending $156 to catch 'em all. Maybe if I buy one or two a week...


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1060 on: August 29, 2014, 05:19:12 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RpwyW6nxeZo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RpwyW6nxeZo</a>


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1061 on: September 04, 2014, 06:50:19 PM »
Also, Hatoful Boyfriend is out in US Steam Store.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1062 on: September 05, 2014, 10:28:23 AM »
Here's the latest ad from Microsoft:



Yes, it's a real ad. Why is it a real ad? Because due to an agreement between Sony and Activision, Microsoft isn't allowed to advertise Destiny for the XB1 in some markets. So Microsoft UK is getting around that by diversifying into perfume.


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1063 on: September 05, 2014, 10:37:49 AM »
Oh, hey. Actual news.


Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be released on November 14 on PS4 and Vita.

Given the lack of a certain platform, that's going to throw a wrench into the next season of BOILr.

Yeah, nevermind. I saw a Sony press announcement, so they ignored the PC option.  Still coming to Steam on November 4.
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Re: General Game News
« Reply #1064 on: September 05, 2014, 10:52:01 AM »
Rebirth Trailer

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1aBb0M8HRCQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/1aBb0M8HRCQ</a>