Cricket isn’t a sport well served for gamers. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is that cricket isn’t a huge sport in some of the world’s biggest gaming markets – namely the US and the Far East.
Statistics are out for Super Smash Bros Wii U, and things are looking great. In the first three days alone, Nintendo was able to move 500,000 digital and physical copies of the game, making it the fastest selling Wii U title of all time in North America. This is yet again another positive in the Wii U's problematic life time. To their credit, Nintendo has done so much right in the last year for the system, and it believe it is working.
The global gambling industry today is valued at around $800 billion dollars with online casino websites responsible for an increasing percentage of this colossal worth. However, whilst online casinos are now the destination for gambling fans wishing to get their high-stake fix from the comfort of their own living room, this was not always the case.
Nintendo Day 2014 is appropriately named. For Nintendo of Canada fans, November 21st isn't just a chance to play some of the latest Nintendo games and the yet to be released Amiibo figures at multiple events across the country, but it is also the same day that Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and Super Smash Bros Wii U hits retail and the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo has come a long way since the release of the Wii U, and they deserve all the credit in the world for beginning what seemed like an impossible turn around. Sure, it is not the ideal situation they would like to be in, but things are rolling on with each new release, and that's definitely a positive. I only have one issue with what Nintendo continues to do: launching games on different dates in different regions, and releasing games that will inventively get swamped by better, bigger ...
It’s obvious that anyone who buys a PS Vita likes the idea of portable gaming, and of course, players get a great variety of choice in the games that they can play on it. However, if gambling’s your thing, then the PS Vita doesn’t really give you much in the way of casino options.
So, Amiibos are coming in at a hefty 13.99. I would argue they are comparable physically to the 9.99 Skylanders, although you could argue the technology in the Amiibo is substantially more complicated. Regardless, many Nintendo fans will want a bunch of the Amiibos that will be hitting store shelves soon, but the price could hold people back, especially since the use of some of these Amiibos is very, very limited.
Who remembers Oblivions outrageously priced horse armor? Who remembers paying way too much money for cosmetic DLC, which at the end of the say, didn't do a whole lot besides makes your character look cool. Well, we are getting more of that in the upcoming Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game from CD Projekt Red. We wll not the prices, but rather the cosmetic DLC. Why should you care? Well, it is free.
Nintendo continues to do these random online streams to show off their content. Overtime, I've gone from hating these little videos to loving them. They are generally always great and packed with content, both announced and unannounced. The purpose of the most recent Nintendo Direct was to look at games coming out in 2014 and through Spring 2015.
I hate aftermarket products. I always have. If what I'm gaming with doesn't have the official Nintendo seal, I'm not interested. That is how I've always been. I've always paid more for the official products; perhaps I'm stupid. After all, not every third party peripheral is garbage. I guess it is just a perception I have. When I heard and saw the Smash Bros Fight Pad from PDP games I had one though: those look cool, but they are probably just gimmicky, sub part GameCube knockoff controllers.