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As I've said before, one of the things I was looking forward to seeing this E3 was how so-called "hardcore" fanboys will find even more ridiculous ways to dismiss anything Nintendo showcases because they're "too mature" to enjoy something all-age friendly.

Finally Nintendo comes right out and gives pretty much every hardcore gamer exactly what they want, and in return all they get is snarky blog posts, dismissive attitudes, and cries of "foul" if anything casual shows up on the screen. Am I the only one noticing this?

First, hardcore gamers seem to be completely blind when it comes to titles that interest them, instead choosing to bitch and moan about casual games that aren't for their demographic. Listen up, geniuses, if the Kinect and Move haven't opened your eyes up yet, casual gaming is now a viable market whether you like it or not. It's OK to have more than one demographic represented, especially when it's advertising for a brand new console.

Second, the one thing hardcore gamers DO seem to like is the new Pro-Controller which looks like a retooled black X-Box controller. What annoys me about that is it just goes to further highlight how stubborn and hostile to change "hardcore" gamers actually are. Here you have this fancy new tablet controller which can be used to display in-game maps and statistics, has 2 analogue buttons that can click, uses the camera to track your facial movements, can send messages, be drawn on, and streams in HD... and "hardcore" gamers are excited about the X-Box knockoff controller that can't do ANY of that and is an add-on peripheral. Does that add up?

Third, the attitude towards the games. "Oh, ANOTHER Mario game? Oh, Pikmin 3? Oh what's that? Batman Arkham Asylum on a Nintendo platform? Pffhh, that's like a year old now... Oh look, another minigame collection? Go figure, Nintendo." Ugh... Meanwhile everyone goes nuts for Microsoft unveiling Halo 4. Does anyone else see this weird attitude shift?

To me, this is an amazing feat by Nintendo. Not only do they have hardcore titles you don't expect to see on Nintendo systems (like Mass Effect 3, Batman, Darksiders 2, Assassins Creed 3, Aliens Colonial Marines, Ninja Gaiden 3, Tekken), but we're also getting key Nintendo Franchises (New Super Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3) good 3rd party support (Ubisoft, Rocksteady Studios, Square Enix, Bioware, Gearbox) and casual games (Lego City Undercover, Scribblenauts Unlimited, siNG, Wii Fit U) which amounts to quite a wide variety of titles that anyone can enjoy. And most of those will be available for launch too.

Yes I understand that many of those "hardcore" titles are ports of already established games, but that shouldn't matter right now. What should matter is that they're ON a friggin' Nintendo console to begin with. If you can get Mass Effect on a Nintendo machine, certainly you can expect other Bioware games to debut there as well, no? Same goes for Rocksteady and Gearbox. Even though these are ports, it shows that the support IS there and that these developers will be making games for the Wii-U. That's a GOOD thing, isn't it?

Finally, the tech specs. There have been rumors and complaints that if Nintendo doesn't comply by certain arbitrary tech specs, the system will fail (which is obviously bunk logic to begin with since the Wii succeeded with weaker tech specs than the Xbox and Ps3 but whatever), and now Nintendo has finally confirmed a lot of them. Yes the console will be in HD supporting 1080p, 1080i, 720p and so on. It will have internal flash memory which can be expanded via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives (4 USB slots exist on the console). It will have Near Field Communication (NFC), a video camera, Bluetooth, rumble, speakers and microphones in the gamepad along with accelerometer and gyroscope features, and be compatible with all previous Wii controllers and games. It will be launching with an eShop built in already (something the 3DS lacked), and can stream Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.

Even with all of that... "meh, it's just a Wii knockoff" according to many bloggers and video game journalists.

I dunno guys. I just don't get it. For me it seems like Nintendo has made the ultimate system to appease everyone. It's got the hardcore games and the power to play them. It's got the Pro Gamer controller for those immature "hardcore" gamers who can't be seen playing with the tablet. It's got the family friendly titles mom and dad will enjoy. It's got the core Nintendo franchises (and one in particular that hasn't been seen in 10 years). It's got online interactivity and social connectivity like no other console has outside the 360. It's got the also-rant apps and features you'd come to expect (and then some). And it looks very well designed and put together. Knowing Nintendo, too, it won't be plagued by red rings or startup errors the way the Ps3 and 360 did upon launch.

So...why do so many people seem to feel the need to go to such lengths to mock and dismiss it? The system is even going to be available in black. No more casual friendly white! What else does Nintendo have to do to please the "hardcore" gamers?
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i think it has soemthing to do with the fact for so long nintendo has been kind of a "meh" franchise. not in a bad way, theyve always been reliable, but not exciting. 360 and ps3 have been exciting. now that nintendo is trying to step into that field, and have more cross platform diversity, people are still in that old mindset of "just nintendo" and arent quite seeing how awesome they are.

also, is it just me, or did journey seem like the kind of game nintendo would make?
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Nahlee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I agree! When I watched the Nintendo showing at E3 I was rather excited with everything which they were showing. Nintendo is a company that does not like to dissmiss any type of gamer, hence why so many people play the Wii. They focus more for the gamers and what they are looking for not just one type of player.
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320master Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Photographer
nintendo got gaming started.in the u.s
I support nintendo and as support to it I put olimar as my avatar for.the return of pikmin which has not.been seen for 8 years
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ANG-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
The problem is that Nintendo has made allot of "enemies" among gamers, reviewers, and gaming journalists during the past generation due to their non-conformism
As time went on, people stopped caring about WHY they hate Nintendo, and just hate it for the sake of it
By this point, all these people want is to see Nintendo crash and burn no matter what

Thrust me, I've been around multiple fandoms long enough to notice this kind of attitude


As for my own opinions on the Wii-U, I like it, and I'd love to see it used to it's fullest potential (it IS supposed to be more powerful than the PS3 and 360, so let's put them all to shame!)
I however do hope that they'd be more indie friendly, seeing as that's Microsoft's biggest strength at the moment

On another note, something from the competition that made me grin
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I'm not complaining, we all wanted to see this
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the reason I hate nintendo is because where i live their first party games costs 70-80 USD even years after release. i am not even exaggarating.
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ANG-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
nice...
alto shouldn't that be the fault of the store?
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i guess it depends on the store, but i guess i should also blame Bergsala, the company that distributes nintendo's games in this country.
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ANG-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:nod:
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TrueOnion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are, actually... Wii games cost 50 dollars. ALL OF THEM. The only exception is ones that come with a remote or something similar to that. As far as I know, no Nintendo game that was solely the game has gone for 70-80 USD. So if your going to hate on something, get your facts straight.
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to my country. here in sweden a game costs 70-80 USD when it's new. and Nintendo NEVER lowers their price on their games.
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TrueOnion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wait... :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: I'm really sorry that I didn't read your comment correctly. I just got defensive because If I ever hear anyone hate on Nintendo, I just force myself to make a response. And given the amount of people there are like them, I just assumed you were one of them, but you actually have a reason. 70-80 USD? I can understand disliking a company that would sell something for 50 dollars one place, and 70-80 dollars another place. I'm really really sorry.
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't worry. as i said thought: Nintendo is not alone: Most if not all games costs 90 USD when new. it's just that nintendo never really seem to lower their price on the games here... or the stores... whatever.
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Magmos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
The Wii U seems like its gonna be pretty awesome! I just hope we can transfer the memory from Wii games, and play them on the Wii U, because I don't wanna have to fix my Wii to play my games, and then be spammed by all my friends telling me to get the Wii U, which in the end, will have made me waste a lot of money.
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Ardhamon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haters gonna hate is all I can say.
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nyoway Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Sony Nintendo and Microsoft all did the same thing this year. They showed off a few new triple-A titles, showed off home media functionality and networking, and showed off their third-party partnerships. Frankly, the real winner of E3 was Ubisoft. They showed off a bunch of great new games, and demonstrated strong ties to all the three main consoles.

It doesn't matter about which console is better or worse, it depends on which one has the most games you want to play. Or which one had the control system you were most comfortable with. With the rapid decline in exclusive games, there's less and less reason to draw up "battle lines" and wage stupid console wars. Hell, if you have a job, just save up and buy another console if it has games you want. It used to be that the Wii was inferior graphics-wise and power-wise so it couldn't compete with the "hardcore" market (IE 12-25 fans of COD-style shooters who use FPSes for social gaming, as well as PC gamers who play RTSes and FPSes online in competitive multiplayer brackets. Of course there is heavy overlap), however now the Wii-U is on-par with current gen technology the three consoles are more homogenized then ever. The Wii-U Pro Controller is proof of that, because it's clearly a concession to acclimatize people to playing third-party games which are ports from the more conventionally-controlled titles.

That said, now the tables are even. All three consoles now have online + online stores, motion controls, regular controls, home entertainment, networking, and comparable graphics. And Microsoft's Smartglass and Sony's tablet functionality conveniently mitigate the Wii-U pad's features, which homogenizes things further.

Next year's E3 will be very interesting for the games market, because the ball is firmly in Microsoft and Sony's court. Since Nintendo is on even footing with them, it's up to the pair of them to come up with some new ante with which to overtake their competitors. Well to be fair, Microsoft is making a strong profit with the Xbox so there isn't that much pressure right now to trailblaze. However, Sony is sitting on a 2.8 billion dollar loss, they've axed 10,000 jobs and cut two studios, and they've not been making a profit on the PS3 since like 2009. The Vita is a failure, and the PSP is on the wind-down despite the occasional VN like Oreimo. Not to mention they lost MH to Nintendo.

Basically, Sony has to either unveil a new console, a new wonder-gimmick, or something amazing next E3 or they may not survive to see 2014....

As to the other two, Microsoft have demonstrated they don't particularly "need" E3, because they're pretty okay. A few good games here, more channels and netflix there, some more casual Kinect product there, Some Usher on the stage, whatever. They're robust, they adapt, and they managed to survive this crazy business.

But what about Nintendo? Nintendo's got a strong userbase of younger gamers and casual fans with the Wii. It broke out of the whole "gamers" shell and managed to appeal to people who wouldn't normally play vidya. However, it looks like First-party titles have been getting less and less popular over the recent years. Star Fox and F-Zero haven't really been revitalized, And now we've got two more rehashes of the New SMB franchise, one of which really could have been a Wario game. I guess this is for a reason, and that Metroid and the game aren't as popular OR Nintendo isn't sure what to do with them at the moment. The Wii-U launch lineup is surprisingly port-heavy, but the main issue with this is that quite a few of these games like ME3 have been out for some time on other consoles, and the Wii-U functionality isn't too interesting: The gadgets in Arkham City were tedious enough without having to manually drag them about every five minutes (also what's up with adding an easy mode to combat, the game's adjustable difficulty could already go pretty low..). So I'm just kind of dreading yet another "here's some launch titles, some rushed ports, hope you like waiting a year or two for the next Zelda, Kirby, and so forth!" story like we got for the DS, Wii, and 3DS which is still lagging on the game front, though to be fair the 3DS is doing better than before. In fact, that's kind of the reason I didn't bother with the Wii, I was sick of waiting ages for titles I was interested in. Well that, and the graphics looked like arse on a HDTV.

But really what it all comes down to is that the constant jostling between consoles is what makes this an interesting industry. The wide variety of products produced by this crazy competition makes being a gamer so much fun in these time.

Also Metroid Fusion needs a chronological sequel Nintendo.
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ArturokMozArk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for making sense!

Since it's somewhat relevant, I will also leave this recent Extra Credits episode: Hard-Boiled: [link]
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genispotter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Public Hardcore Gamers:
- Play FPSs and care about their K:D ratio
- Play Strategy games that need to use a hell lot of time
- Play RPGs in Third Person View and experience you get from killing random people

Nintendo Hardcore Gamers:
- Try to complete Nintendo games fully without any deaths/powerups whatsoever
- Try to epically beat each other in a Mario Kart race
- Competatively fight each other in Melee/Brawl
- Speedrun levels with or without TAS, trying to get the fastest time
- Battle each other in Pokemon battles with Pokemon levelled up completely with time and practice

Huh. Nintendo Hardcore Gamers seem to be even MORE hardcore than what the public thinks.
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DeathMasque Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the first part of Nintendo's conference. Got bored toward the end. Clearly, my body was not body.

But I was hoping for a new Metroid, to you know, make up for the abomination that was Other M.
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Writer
Here's a question.

Outside of your perception of Samus' character, what was wrong with Other M?
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DeathMasque Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My perception? Oh, so it's wrong for me to think that Samus is a strong, independent woman who doesn't start crying at the slightest thing, or let Adam Malkovich walk all over her like a cheap doormat? It doesn't matter that Samus was effectively character assassinated in the worse way possible?

Honestly, it's the principle of the matter as well. The writer, spat his dummy out and retconned Prime, just so he could have his retarded 'walk all over my dignity' Samus.

Here's a question.

Why do people love seeing timeless classic characters destroyed?
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
OHGOD. EMOTIONS!

Now, what about the game was bad, other than your perception of Samus?
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DeathMasque Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those weren't real emotions. Samus is meant to be a hardened bounty hunter who mercilessly kills Space Pirates and other alien creatures. And now, all of a sudden, she's crying right in the middle of a fight, refferring to something she despised as 'The Baby' instead of 'it,' and is letting her former CO (who she doesn't have to listen to anymore) walk all over her. Emotions are fine, but there is a line, but it was clearly crossed. The game was solid gameplay wise, but as far as the portrayal of Samus went, it killed it entirely. It destroyed Samus's character.

I think the game is an abomination. Deal with it.
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
Samus had no character until Other M. There was nothing to destroy.

And Heaven help us if female characters have... flaws, let alone issues with dependency and feelings of subservience towards a former commander! The world will end!

It amuses me the way you mention the gameplay in only one sentence and spent the rest of your paragraph saying, "OH GOD! EMOTIONS! FLAWS! TEH GAME IS RUINEDD!"
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DeathMasque Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, that last comment was a little harsh.

This isn't a matter of people having flaws. Flaws make for good character development. And please, before you say something stupid, go and play the previous Metroid games, and tell me there's no personaility. Maybe you should take two seconds, clear away the rabid fanboyism from your tunnel vision and look at this from a reasonable point of view.

The representation of Samus in Other M is a shallow, and male orientated mess. Samus is no longer the tough, brave, and emotionally stable bounty hunter she was in other games, and is now an emotional mess, letting other people dictate her actions. She never had 'dependency issues' or 'feelings of subservience' for Adam. He was a former CO and nothing more. Why did she name the computer in Fusion; Adam? Because it was a cold, and meticulous machine, like the original. It's not a case of; 'Adam's coming home, better start making dinner.' It's more a case of; "Adam was a prick. The computer's a prick. Hmmm..."

Judging by your points, do you think all women should be emotional messes in videogames? Are they supposed to be all subservent to a man? That's pretty sexist of you. It's like she had a personaility transplant between games, or the writer is just bad at keeping his stuff coherent enough, and it just makes him look like a really bad writer. Which I think he is.

This isn't a well-written story and really, it isn't even that good of a game. I said it was solid, but it's just the only redeeming factor of the game. That it's just a mediocre game with a poorly written story with an even more poorly represented main character.

So yeah, Other M is an abomination because of it makes Samus into a stereotypical 'female character' instead of the hardened intergalatic bounty hunter. It's character assassination, and ruins one of the oldest and best female characters in videogames to date.
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
Yay!

You see, your accusing me of sexism is what's known as a strawman argument. You take someone's words, change their meaning, and attack the perceived meaning, rather than the real one.

No, I'm not sexist. That your mind snapped to that with such haste reveals that you stand on uneven ground.

If Samus were male, I would expect him to have issues and personality quirks, just as I expect female Samus to. Her developing dependency on her former CO is not some does not make Samus "weak". It means that she's flawed. She developed an emotional attachment to her former CO and feels compelled to obey his orders because of her time with the military.

And we have seen none of Samus' personality to describe her. Until Other M, she was the only human character. Outside of Metroid Fusion, she had no dialogue, and even in Fusion, it was a cold inner monologue, akin to someone who spends little time around other people. Samus has never been seen interacting with other humans, so we'd no idea what she was like prior to Other M.

Please, grow up. Personal attacks sap your credibility.
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DeathMasque Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're proof that Nintendo's fanbase has gone to shit.

Kill yourself good sir.
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
Am I? Because I'm capable of approaching characterization from a rational standpoint?

Perhaps you should do the same, good sir.
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LordStephen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well considering the hard core gamers seem to be a lot more hard core than me (or just plain immature) I like what Nintendo's doing so far. Honestly my 1 and ONLY complaint about the console is the fact that the first version was called the Wii and the second is called the Wii-U otherwise I like playing the Nintendo games since the first ones I've ever played were the original Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Kirby and Metroid for the NES.

To see Batman Arkham Assylum or Arkham City on the Wii is quite interesting since they do tend to be the family oriented console. (Though to be fair there are some families that play these kinds of hard core games.)
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Pendragon9 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Sorry to say this, Tom, but after Nintendo continually refused to make Link brown-haired, instead opting to keep him blond for the bishi fangirls, I'll never touch anything they make again. It's clear they only want the anime-loving audience.

After all, they also don't want to make a sequel to Metroid: other M because the "Prime fans don't want it". So who needs em
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FishWithLegs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you bein' serious?
TBH, I despise Nintendo, but Link was supposed to be blond from the beginning, and Other M was incredibly Mediocre because of the whiny story. :|
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Writer
Link was supposed to be blonde from the beginning?

I must have missed the first two games.
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FishWithLegs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he was blonde more or less. Promotional items from the times of the first 2 Zelda games had him with blonde hair, but he didn't have it in the game cause of color limitations.
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
So the official artwork doesn't count?
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yep, it does, if a character in a Game Boy game cover had colors that doesn't makes it monochrome even though those games are black and white
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Writer
Oh, trust me, I know.
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you don't

I have some of the official art from the first zelda game, if you want me to upload it, link's hair was portrayed both orange and yellow, not brown
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Lizzardman666 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Mass Effect 3 is not a hardcore game.
PS3 and 360 owners are not hardcore gamers.
Those features you listed are not tech specs.
People don't like the Wii U controller, because it looks uncomfortable as fuck. I, myself would pick the x-box knockoff controller any day of the week, instead of the tablet.
I don't know what you've been smokin to think that somebody actually cares about Halo 4.
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augustoflores Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
for the record, the tablet is comfortable, i would know, i've used it (i went to e3)
however, it may take some relearning with the face buttons below the right joystick (it's the same placement on the pro controller)

also, i watched the Microsoft stream monday with my classmates and literally half of them were in awe of the graphics and content... (i was not amused though...)
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PheonixGamma Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woah woah woah.

BLACK?!

LIKE...BLACK BLACK?!

NEVERMIND THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING
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Jakeyjake1OO Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Ok, theres been like 5 New Super Mario Bros that are pretty much the same fucking thing. I can't tell the difference in levels, honestly.
Second, no one hates Pikmin 3.
Third, everyones mad because they announced almost nothing we didn't already know. Especially the 3DS conference.
Fourth, Most people aren't fine with the same fucking game over and over again (I'm talking about Mario, of course). So when they want a change of pace, they would like more then one fucking different game.
Oh, and no one asked for a wii fit.

K, can't wait to see some inflation porn, later homeslice.
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bringerzl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Potato.
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JakeCC Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
But people aren't that upset with the games that have been announced. What you seem to forget is that they really didn't announce many new things, focusing on things that had already been shown. (Or talked about, in the case of a couple of the games.) I'm quite excited for the Wii U, and Rayman Legends looks like it might be worth getting the console for. (It's just a shame that Pikmin 3 won't launch alongside the Wii U.)

But yes, once again. The majority of people aren't upset at the console, just the conference itself, and the new games, (or lack thereof) it chose to show. The 3DS software show was almost a disaster as well, not showing off Fire Emblem, even though Reggie confirmed after the show that it was being localized.

But yeah, terrible show. Good console. Hope they can do well with it.

(Also, there was no Retro.)
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Sonicluvr666 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I think as the core gamer market for the WiiU expands Nintendo will see profits inflate accordingly. As the profits broaden, the budgets allowed for the games will grow as well. After that the library can enlarge also.
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yo, manchildren, pull your head out your and learn to draw already, it's embarrasing to see how old and how shitty your art is, all the comics I've seen about your life lead to the same conclusion, you're a lazy fat blob who never even tried to to learn anything, and hates kiddy things for kiddy reasons

by the way, what happened to the inflation artist you were before? Too scared of fetishes now? nah, I don't think so, you probably just keep it secret now
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Drakith201 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
No one cares what you think, you fat nerd.
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Conan--Edogawa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Learn to draw please
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dowmein Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
E3 was shit, get over yourself nerd.
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Nasenjens Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Interface Designer
Go eat a dick, Preston
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kjnjkmjk1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Everything is not as it seems to be- that's the excuse their using here. I recently had an argument where I proceded to present basic points on some major franchises and my friend smash them back with his own. But he attempted to diss me (and failed horribly) when I noted the Move was a complete rip-off of the Wii Remote and the Kinect was a FUCKING CAMERA connected to the system.
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hotcheeto89 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
That "hardcore" gamer crap and the dissing of Nintendo was one reason I stopped watching G4 TV long ago. They're starting to bring in a more "hardcore" audience, and as a Nintendo fan I felt insulted when the channel itself started to poke fun at my fave game company.

It disappoints me that the game company that revolutionized gaming so many times in its lifespan is being put down by those who think they know what gaming is. Those shooter games on the 360 and PS3 probably wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the targeting and shooting systems introduced on the N64. In fact, the gaming industry wouldn't be as successful as it was today if the NES didn't come out in the 80's and pulled the industry out of the slump it was in.

Those "hardcore" gamers need to swallow their pride and show more respect to games and developers outside of their little gaming realms. A lot of them are probably younger gamers who never played anything older than Xbox and PS2. That's just my assumption, saying it as a Nintendo and old-school games fan myself - I haven't played a ton of "hardcore" games, but I don't mock them at all.
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