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#1 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

That was the worst pre E3 press conference showing off a new and soon to be released console I've ever seen.

Did anyone else notice the complete absence of both EA and activision at the event?

Pikmin felt like a Wii game hurridly ported to the system.

Remember what happened to SAGA when EA would not release sports games on the Dream cast.....shudder.

The conference felt like a train wreck.

#2 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

@FLYmeatwad: One of the two AAA third party games will be a year old by the time Wii U lunches e.g Batman Arkham City

they had alot more NEW AAA games at the MS Briefing then at nintendo

#3 Edited by Dafub (72 posts) -

That was the worst pre E3 press conference showing off a new and soon to be released console I've ever seen.

Did anyone else notice the complete absence of both EA and activision at the event?

Pikmin felt like a Wii game hurridly ported to the system.

Remember what happened to SAGA when EA would not release sports games on the Dream cast.....shudder.

The conference felt like a train wreck.

#4 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

Well we got a year to wait though I'd say we shall hear more at E3

#5 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

Personally I would like too see a simpler version of the resource/economy model from Company of Heroes.

Equally I would like the GLA to be an actual Guerrilla/Asymmetric warfare force and not the conventional force with Guerrilla trappings with a fixed base and the same economy system as the two conventional factions.

#6 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

Trinity and UCD both come too mind both are in Dublin.

Do keep in mind that if the eurozone goes bust between now and then Ireland will be bankcrupt by the time you arrive and will not be a very happy place.

#7 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -
#8 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -


http://kotaku.com/5820632/why-is-the-new-xcom-a-shooter-because-strategy-games-are-just-not-contemporary 
 
It's not that Strategy games are dying it's that the platform thats good at them PC is racked by piracy which has devistated PC Exclusive Triple A development over the last 7 plus years. 

Crysis 1 was the last only on PC big budget Triple A FPS game a console could'nt do and it aparently sold barely over 80,000 units in it first week on sale. some of that was down to intimidation over specs but the bulk of it was Piracy. 

For those who say what about Crysis 2, None of the open areas in that game are a fraction of the size of the ones in crysis 1 and there are an awful lot more loading screens as well. 

Crysis 2 is console constrained they simply don't have the grunt or maybe more importantly the memory to deal with crysis 1.

RTS games are not as taxing but console controls just don't work for them.
as a result funding for big RTS and Strategy games has seen a serious decline comepared to the late 90's as an example. I'm sure Starcraft 2 only got made due to Blizzards independence from activision and the money to be made in south korea. 
 
The The Only two Big rts Devs left I can think of are Relic and Blizzard

#9 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

They updated to say it will have a "small" but proper analog stick
#10 Posted by Dafub (72 posts) -

 
 
http://kotaku.com/5561086/is-this-nintendos-3ds     
 
My one issue with what the say is that the new screen is not touch sensitive 
the lower screen also needs work as in my view they realy need to improve the touch sensitivity and the ergonomics over the DS so that you can use your thumb 
on the bottom screen to control the top screen as if it were a Touchpad (hold the 3ds with your hands like a controller with your thumbs free.  You can't realy do that on the DS as the lower screen does not realy like anything but the stylus and the shape of the DS means while your holding it the amount of touch screen real estate you can get at with your thumb is small and it's uncomfortable