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Destiny 2 is Showing What First One Never Had: Humor, and a Goal

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2017 11:45am PDT

Bungie's marketing so far shows signs that it's learned from its storytelling mistakes.

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"There's a long story about how they had to redo the entire story at one point. It was either ..."

- Derringer see all 42 comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda Can't Patch Its Reputation

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2017 10:15am PDT

Mass Effect: Andromeda may fix the technical issues flurrying around its launch, but the damage to the brand is already done.

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"No amount of patching can fix the juvenile bilge that is the games script and dialogue. And it's ..."

- rottdcorpse see all 8 comments

For Honor Devs Say Not to Expect 100% Completion, and They're Right

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2017 9:00am PDT

Modern design borrows a lot from RPGs, and that means we're going to have to get used to never finding and doing everything.

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"People need to kick themselves in the rear if they want to collect every cosmetic geegaw in a ..."

- Borzoi see all 3 comments

Nintendo Acknowledges 'Manufacturing Variation' With Left Joy-Cons

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

The official statement, however, minimizes the issue with a 'nothing to see here' tone rather than a mea culpa. 

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Even Apple is Bored of iPad

By Steve Watts, Mar 22, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Whatever happened to the personal computer of tomorrow?

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"Yup. I remember the pain. At the time, I spent many hours browsing forums and that's something a ..."

- jodiuh see all 40 comments

Opinion: Nintendo Switch Positioned as Vita Successor, Thanks to 'Nindies'

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2017 2:00pm PST

With just a few smart moves, Nintendo could give the Switch one of the most robust and diverse libraries in years.

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"Except the Vita was actually supported at first by both 1st and 3rd party..."

- Jonkai21 see all 8 comments

Why Fire Emblem Heroes' Simplicity is its Strength

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2017 12:45pm PST

Fire Emblem Heroes isn't the deep, traditional strategy RPG fans have loved for years. But it was never supposed to be.

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"Permadeath is such a core component of the Fire Emblem experience for me that it doesn't feel ..."

- Perturbation see all 4 comments

Super Mario Run highlights absurdity of mobile price deflation (Opinion)

By Steve Watts, Dec 15, 2016 6:30am PST

Apparently $10 is considered a lot of money for a brand new Mario game now.

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"This. I read the article. I get what they are getting at. But at it's core, it's a ..."

- darthfusion see all 21 comments

Opinion: Time May Become The Last Guardian's Biggest Problem

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 15, 2016 2:00pm PDT

The Last Guardian is finally, finally coming out this year. But at this point, it may be too late for its own good. 

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"(TIL?) Apparantly its not called Trico because its the 3rd game but because the creaters name ..."

- technotica see all 14 comments

OPINION: Trials on Tatooine Looks Great, But Falls Short of What VR Has to Offer Right Now

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 22, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Trials on Tatooine shows that Star Wars in VR is awesome, but who ever doubted that?

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"Trials of Tatooine is a Tech Demo, you said it yourself. I don't think ILMxLAB has released a ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 3 comments

Opinion: How Nintendo gets all the credit and none of the blame for Pokemon Go

By David Craddock, Jul 13, 2016 6:00am PDT

The unique arrangement between Nintendo, Niantic, and the Pokemon Company presents a nearly bulletproof way for Nintendo to approach mobile development.

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"Who the hell can I blame when I traverse the earth for an undiscovered pokemon. I then use the ..."

- chuck577 see all 56 comments

Opinion: NPD's Digital Tracking Leads to New Inaccuracies

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2016 1:30pm PDT

NPD is beginning a process of tracking digital data, but the methodology comes with gaps that may make it even more inaccurate.

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"This is an interesting contract considering NPD never could get Walmart to report their numbers. ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Mighty No. 9: From Kickstarter Success to Mega Mess

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 24, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Mighty No. 9 was poised to be the glorious return of Mega Man. So, what happened?

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"I'm not as worried about Bloodstained or even Yooka-Laylee. I don't think Inafune deliberately ..."

- cassideem see all 6 comments

Opinion: Exclusivity Deals Could Virtually Kill Virtual Reality

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 21, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Virtual Reality is barely off its feet, and already many developers are being forced into exclusivity deals just to meet funding goals. What does this entail for the future of virtual reality? And how does it affect the growing user base? 

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"No, legit concerns are fine, but as so often with video games concerns seem to quickly turn to ..."

- disembodied potato see all 98 comments

E3 2016: Star Trek: Bridge Crew - Bridging the Gap Between Media and Social VR

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2016 9:45pm PDT

Applications like Star Trek: Bridge Crew are exactly what virtual reality needs to get its feet on stable ground.

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