How the selective coverage of games in mainstream media denies the form of its most unique qualities.
Nintendo’s lack of communication with its audience is by far the main reason Wii U sales will not lift this holiday.
For many, big game development’s reliance on sequels and annualisation is wearing thin. Is it problematic to keep investing while bemoaning this trend?
Since the original Giana is famed for plagiarising Mario, can its grandchild give us insight into a Mario that might have been?
Wii U indie games have always been present on the eShop, but not in the numbers Nintendo would have had you believe before launch. Now the companies revealed 18 new indie games incoming.
Look beyond the shallow issues and you can find a lot to like about the little grey box. It’s a place that will house many experiences fallen by the wayside on mobile devices and current home consoles.
Four legitimately fun new games are available for you to play alongside Miis that you collect on your travels with your 3DS: Squad, Garden, Battle and Mansion.
Luigi’s ongoing role as undertaker of all tasks too difficult or dirty for Mario continues in this unbalanced, slightly frustrating but ultimately very fun piece of DLC.
Microsoft’s changed its tune on Xbox One and used games since a vocal section of the community lashed them during and after E3. But why ditch mandatory online altogether?
If Sony didn’t have the digital rights dragon of Microsoft’s Xbox One to slay at E3, would we still all be saying they won on the strength of their games alone?
While Nintendo fans were largely accepting of Wii U’s showing at E3, many felt short-changed by the unconventional 3D Mario and Retro Studio’s relegation to another Donkey Kong game.
If Microsoft can convince consumers of their console’s chops, the last month with all its hysteria will be lost to the annals of google caches and never spoken of again.
There are many things we already know about Sony’s plans for E3, but there is still plenty of room for surprises – especially surrounding game announcements.
Nintendo’s opted for the awkward, too-quiet Nintendo Direct this year instead of the traditional press conference, but what surprises might they have up their sleeves?