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(Tom's Guide)   If you ignore the fact that Sony, EA, Capcom, Sega, Deep Silver, Mad Catz, Perfect World, CCP and other companies are dropping out of having a presence at Penny Arcade Expo East this year, Nintendo's decision to drop out is really troubling   (tomsguide.com) divider line 262
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2014-03-28 10:53:33 AM
Christoforo finally won?

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2014-03-28 11:16:14 AM

stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?
 
2014-03-28 11:53:22 AM
What about Ocean Marketing?
 
2014-03-28 11:54:24 AM

James!: stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?


Stop glorifying rape culture!
 
2014-03-28 11:56:03 AM
Eh, Firaxis is still holding their yearly PAX East panel, I'm good.

/got a poster last year
 
2014-03-28 11:59:48 AM
I remember years ago (around 2006ish) when PA would often call out the major developers on their bullshiat. But in the last few years, they seem to have really toned it down other than picking on small targets with little influence in the industry. However, it's been well over a year since I visited their site so I don't know if that's changed.
 
2014-03-28 12:00:43 PM
Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."


This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.
 
2014-03-28 12:01:42 PM
Did some major scandal happen, or are companies just skipping PAX East because it isn't big enough in comparison to other conferences?
 
2014-03-28 12:02:29 PM

quantum_csc: James!: stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?

Stop glorifying rape culture!


Hey, I'm not appearing at PAX.
 
2014-03-28 12:05:53 PM

Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.


I'd buy it.  Haven't had a nintendo console since the 64, but would play the shiat out of a zelda game if it came out on PS4 or something. That's my problem with nintendo, since the 64 there really haven't been enough games to make me feel like shelling out money for their consoles. I'm not spending 200-300 for a console just to play zelda.  I can live without it.
 
2014-03-28 12:06:54 PM

quantum_csc: James!: stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 299x310]

Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?

Stop glorifying rape culture!


I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that, but you should be aware that Mike Krahulik admits he's an asshole and bully and wants to change that.

/I know that probably won't stop you from laughing at people saying shiatty things, but one can dream.
 
2014-03-28 12:07:08 PM
Eh... I'll be in the boardgaming area all weekend. I didn't even bother with the vidgame area last year

/Except to give Blair Herter my copy of Munchkin Axe Cop.
//If you're going to Pax East, swing by the Steve Jackson Games booth and say hi.
///Or just play some games.
 
2014-03-28 12:08:31 PM
NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal now!)
NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal how?)
NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal, wow!)

/this comment directed at slightly older Farkers
//enjoy your earworm
 
2014-03-28 12:08:41 PM

Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.


Really? I think Zelda could totally sell 20 million.

If Harvest Moon, Monster Hunter, or Zelda were available on PC I'd buy the entire product lines in a second.

The day my buddy and I got together for a Monster Hunter marathon, only to realize that Nintendo COMPLETELY shut down the servers there-by removing multiplayer, was the day I quit Nintendo. I'd still be playing everyday if  we could use Steam servers.
 
2014-03-28 12:09:16 PM

Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.


Agreed, as entertaining as Chipman is as a critic and online personality, he has some pretty glaring blind spots when it comes to his personal childhood favorites.
 
2014-03-28 12:10:54 PM
Wasn't PAX pretty much meant as an alternative to E3 after it went to that "alternative" format that was highly unpopular?  Since E3 went back to its traditional format, PAX may be kinda redundant.
 
2014-03-28 12:14:42 PM
They have to make room for the "Diversity Lounge" one way or another.
 
2014-03-28 12:16:25 PM

Pichu0102: Did some major scandal happen, or are companies just skipping PAX East because it isn't big enough in comparison to other conferences?


It's big enough, a couple of studios are skipping because they're saving announcements for E3, so why spend the money?  Sony still is going to have a presence there.  I assume there's also some cost/benefit ratio that helped them make that decision.  Microsoft, Ubisoft, 2K and so on are still attending.

Nintendo's decision to drop out is more troubling than some of the others as the Wii U sales have been extremely poor and instead of trying to get in front of the public perception of the machine and show what a great future that they have in store for it, they've been pretty quiet.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:07 PM

I created this alt just for this thread: quantum_csc: James!: stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?

Stop glorifying rape culture!

I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that, but you should be aware that Mike Krahulik admits he's an asshole and bully and wants to change that.

/I know that probably won't stop you from laughing at people saying shiatty things, but one can dream.


I will always laugh at people for saying shiatty things.  I agree that Mike's response to the whole affair was pretty shiatty, but the situation would never have happened if not for people who make a living being easily offended, so I laugh at them more.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:38 PM

NicktheSmoker: Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.

I'd buy it.  Haven't had a nintendo console since the 64, but would play the shiat out of a zelda game if it came out on PS4 or something. That's my problem with nintendo, since the 64 there really haven't been enough games to make me feel like shelling out money for their consoles. I'm not spending 200-300 for a console just to play zelda.  I can live without it.


pretty sure they've released more games since the 64 than they did during the 90's in general

the problem is the platform - nobody cares what Nintendo releases if everybody's not buying their platform, and nobody wants their platform because Nintendo hasn't been viable for 3rd parties since 1995 therefore if you only want to buy one platform then you're up shiat creek if you buy Nintendo

doesn't help that nostalgia both hurts and helps Nintendo's first party efforts... for whatever amount of quality Nintendo puts into their games everybody's going to compare it to old games they grew up with... they could release everything as new IP's and probably get better reception without doing an ounce of work, but then they might not sell as much so that's the catch 22
 
2014-03-28 12:19:53 PM

PapaChester: Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.

Really? I think Zelda could totally sell 20 million.

If Harvest Moon, Monster Hunter, or Zelda were available on PC I'd buy the entire product lines in a second.

The day my buddy and I got together for a Monster Hunter marathon, only to realize that Nintendo COMPLETELY shut down the servers there-by removing multiplayer, was the day I quit Nintendo. I'd still be playing everyday if  we could use Steam servers.


I assume you're talking about Monster Hunter Tri? Capcom is the company that maintained those servers, not Nintendo. If you want to direct your ire somewhere, it should be towards Capcom.
 
2014-03-28 12:29:24 PM
Enjoy your dickwolves t-shirts, dudebros. Alone with the other dudebros.

No, you can't have industry representation at conferences that have a misogynistic mascot. Not yours.

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2014-03-28 12:33:51 PM

I created this alt just for this thread: I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that


I don't know about him, but I personally intend to keep making fun of the people that don't understand the concept of Black Comedy Rape or how the strip was a commentary on the typical MMO quest structure.

I won't argue over whether the reaction to Gabe & Tycho's subsequent actions was appropriate, but the ignorant criticism of the strip that started it all deserves to be mocked.
 
2014-03-28 12:34:35 PM

James!: stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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Maybe they're afraid of the peniswolves?


You know, for the longest time I always thought the Dickwolves thing was a joke at the L&O SVU guy.
 
2014-03-28 12:37:45 PM

AdamK: NicktheSmoker: Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.

I'd buy it.  Haven't had a nintendo console since the 64, but would play the shiat out of a zelda game if it came out on PS4 or something. That's my problem with nintendo, since the 64 there really haven't been enough games to make me feel like shelling out money for their consoles. I'm not spending 200-300 for a console just to play zelda.  I can live without it.

pretty sure they've released more games since the 64 than they did during the 90's in general

the problem is the platform - nobody cares what Nintendo releases if everybody's not buying their platform, and nobody wants their platform because Nintendo hasn't been viable for 3rd parties since 1995 therefore if you only want to buy one platform then you're up shiat creek if you buy Nintendo

doesn't help that nostalgia both hurts and helps Nintendo's first party efforts... for whatever amount of quality Nintendo puts into their games everybody's going to compare it to old games they grew up with... they could release everything as new IP's and probably get better reception without doing an ounce of work, but then they might not sell as much so that's the catch 22


I think its also due to what genre is the trendsetter currently. FPSs are all the rage nowadays which was never one of Nintendo's strong genres. However that can change once some other genre is the most popular for the time. When FFVII came out, all of a sudden everything had to be RPGs. GTAIII had everyone scrambling to make everything sand-box open world style. And when multiplayer party motion control was king, everyone had to get their own motion control version.
 
2014-03-28 12:43:08 PM

StopLurkListen: a misogynistic mascot



See? Here's the ignorance I was referring to. The only visible victim of the dickwolves was a male prisoner, but its somehow misogynistic?
 
2014-03-28 12:48:36 PM

Cubicle Jockey: StopLurkListen: a misogynistic mascot


See? Here's the ignorance I was referring to. The only visible victim of the dickwolves was a male prisoner, but its somehow misogynistic?


Shorter Cubicle Jockey: "Rape is funny!"
 
2014-03-28 12:50:32 PM
Largest gaming convention in the East? I'm fairly sure Gencon is bigger.
 
2014-03-28 12:52:04 PM

Cubicle Jockey: StopLurkListen: a misogynistic mascot


See? Here's the ignorance I was referring to. The only visible victim of the dickwolves was a male prisoner, but its somehow misogynistic?


Agreed.

It's actually misanthropic. Dickwolves just want warm holes.
 
2014-03-28 12:52:51 PM

Cubicle Jockey: I created this alt just for this thread: I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that

I don't know about him, but I personally intend to keep making fun of the people that don't understand the concept of Black Comedy Rape or how the strip was a commentary on the typical MMO quest structure.

I won't argue over whether the reaction to Gabe & Tycho's subsequent actions was appropriate, but the ignorant criticism of the strip that started it all deserves to be mocked.


Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.  Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."
 
2014-03-28 12:53:21 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal now!)
NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal how?)
NIN-TEN-DO (it's a cereal, wow!)

/this comment directed at slightly older Farkers
//enjoy your earworm


OH GOD DAMNIT IT'S IN MY HEAD
 
2014-03-28 12:54:58 PM

Flappyhead: Nintendo has expressed some interest in expanding into mobile platforms, but becoming a third-party developer would not necessarily be a panacea, Chipman explained.
"If the Wii U 'Zelda' comes out cross-platform, is 'Zelda' suddenly outselling the next 'Call of Duty' or 'God of War?'" he wondered. "I don't think that happens."

This is why Chipman is a moron.  Yes, Zelda would not sell 20 million copies, but it would still sell more than it's current 3-4 million average..  Platformers and RPGs have are still major sellers for Sony and Microsoft and doubling up to 7-8 million copies sold is not out of the question.


Then you have to factor is the reduced margins on each of those sales (time and money spent porting to increase costs and reduced revenues as MS and Sony take their cuts).

Then the reduction in hardware and peripheral sales (if they core Nintendo Franchises are on my PS4, why get a WiiU) as well as revenue from other first and third party games sold to those people.

You cannot use your hardware gimicks to sell your games as they must be compaitble with theother systems.

Although as soon as you make your core franchises multi-platfor, you should be getting entirely out of the hardware business.

It might be beneficial for them to do so, but it is a lot more complicated of an analysis than "you would sell more units"
 
2014-03-28 12:57:32 PM

Pichu0102: Did some major scandal happen, or are companies just skipping PAX East because it isn't big enough in comparison to other conferences?


Nice, subtle troll, but maybe too subtle for FARK.
 
2014-03-28 12:59:53 PM

Flaumig: Cubicle Jockey: I created this alt just for this thread: I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that

I don't know about him, but I personally intend to keep making fun of the people that don't understand the concept of Black Comedy Rape or how the strip was a commentary on the typical MMO quest structure.

I won't argue over whether the reaction to Gabe & Tycho's subsequent actions was appropriate, but the ignorant criticism of the strip that started it all deserves to be mocked.

Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.  Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."


I dunno, clown rape is kinda funny.
 
2014-03-28 01:00:22 PM

Flaumig: Cubicle Jockey: I created this alt just for this thread: I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that

I don't know about him, but I personally intend to keep making fun of the people that don't understand the concept of Black Comedy Rape or how the strip was a commentary on the typical MMO quest structure.

I won't argue over whether the reaction to Gabe & Tycho's subsequent actions was appropriate, but the ignorant criticism of the strip that started it all deserves to be mocked.

Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.  Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."


You said "rape" thrice.
 
2014-03-28 01:01:54 PM

StopLurkListen: Cubicle Jockey: StopLurkListen: a misogynistic mascot


See? Here's the ignorance I was referring to. The only visible victim of the dickwolves was a male prisoner, but its somehow misogynistic?

Shorter Cubicle Jockey: "Rape is funny!"


It can be in the context of a well-structured joke, yes.  If the punchline is violence against women(or other sexual violence), it's unfunny misogynistic drivel.  If the punchline is a clever defiance of expectations, it's just a joke.

//pretty damned feminist, myself
 
2014-03-28 01:03:15 PM

stpauler: Christoforo finally won?

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One and done.

/Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-28 01:05:57 PM

StopLurkListen: Shorter Cubicle Jockey: "Rape is funny!"


Flaumig: Rape isn't funny. People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains. Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."


Again...
Black Comedy
People getting shot in the head isn't funny in real life either. But tell me you didn't laugh when Vincent shot Martin in the face in Pulp Fiction. To quote Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."

Speaking of Mel Brooks, do you folks also believe that he was making fun of rape when he wrote the "Number 6 Dance" scene for Blazing Saddles?
 
2014-03-28 01:06:25 PM

JeffKochosky: Eh... I'll be in the boardgaming area all weekend. I didn't even bother with the vidgame area last year

/Except to give Blair Herter my copy of Munchkin Axe Cop.
//If you're going to Pax East, swing by the Steve Jackson Games booth and say hi.
///Or just play some games.


got any Ogre Designers Editions laying around?
 
2014-03-28 01:07:32 PM

JeffKochosky: Eh... I'll be in the boardgaming area all weekend. I didn't even bother with the vidgame area last year

/Except to give Blair Herter my copy of Munchkin Axe Cop.
//If you're going to Pax East, swing by the Steve Jackson Games booth and say hi.
///Or just play some games.


The show floor is usually too crowded on Saturday, we always spend that day in an epic game of Arkham Horror.

So maybe I'll remember to stop by!
 
2014-03-28 01:09:29 PM

Flaumig: Cubicle Jockey: I created this alt just for this thread: I know you're making fun of people's reactions to that

I don't know about him, but I personally intend to keep making fun of the people that don't understand the concept of Black Comedy Rape or how the strip was a commentary on the typical MMO quest structure.

I won't argue over whether the reaction to Gabe & Tycho's subsequent actions was appropriate, but the ignorant criticism of the strip that started it all deserves to be mocked.

Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.  Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."


please put a trigger warning on your post
 
2014-03-28 01:11:30 PM

Cubicle Jockey: StopLurkListen: Shorter Cubicle Jockey: "Rape is funny!"

Flaumig: Rape isn't funny. People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains. Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."

Again...
Black Comedy
People getting shot in the head isn't funny in real life either. But tell me you didn't laugh when Vincent shot Martin in the face in Pulp Fiction. To quote Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."

Speaking of Mel Brooks, do you folks also believe that he was making fun of rape when he wrote the "Number 6 Dance" scene for Blazing Saddles?


Or how good it was being a French King for that matter.
 
2014-03-28 01:12:14 PM

pslong009: The day my buddy and I got together for a Monster Hunter marathon, only to realize that Nintendo COMPLETELY shut down the servers there-by removing multiplayer, was the day I quit Nintendo. I'd still be playing everyday if  we could use Steam servers.

I assume you're talking about Monster Hunter Tri? Capcom is the company that maintained those servers, not Nintendo. If you want to direct your ire somewhere, it should be towards Capcom.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online play is alive and well, and still going strong a year after release.

Nintendo is hosting the MH3U servers.  You need a Wii U to play online, but if you don't want to transfer your character save data from the 3DS to the Wii U there is a free app that allows you to use your 3DS to play online via the Wii U's connection.  Initial selection of the world/lobby and chat are done via the Wii U gamepad, everything else is done on the 3DS.

When Monster Hunter 4 G is ported to the USA early next year (as MH4 Ultimate), you will be able to play online with the 3DS.  Or so they say.
 
2014-03-28 01:15:36 PM

derpy: Pichu0102: Did some major scandal happen, or are companies just skipping PAX East because it isn't big enough in comparison to other conferences?

Nice, subtle troll, but maybe too subtle for FARK.


I don't understand how this is a troll post.  I was about to come ask the exact same thing.  I haven't been to Penny Arcade in a long time and thought there might be some scandal going on as well.
 
2014-03-28 01:15:57 PM
Flaumig:  Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.

I can think of a good number of comedians who would argue with you there, and I am betting they have a better grasp on 'funny' than you do.  Rape may not ever be funny to you, but within proper context it most certainly can be to others... Even non-unmitigated shiatstains.

But, thanks for trying to dictate everyone in the worlds sense of humor...
 
2014-03-28 01:17:30 PM

Cubicle Jockey: StopLurkListen: Shorter Cubicle Jockey: "Rape is funny!"

Flaumig: Rape isn't funny. People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains. Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."

Again...
Black Comedy
People getting shot in the head isn't funny in real life either. But tell me you didn't laugh when Vincent shot Martin in the face in Pulp Fiction. To quote Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."

Speaking of Mel Brooks, do you folks also believe that he was making fun of rape when he wrote the "Number 6 Dance" scene for Blazing Saddles?


I didn't think that was funny (wasn't offended; just felt that it lacked any modicum of humour).  I didn't think the scene Boondock Saints when the guy shoots the cat was funny either.  But let me guess, you thought that was farking hilarious, right?

Dr. Strangelove, Harold and Maude, In Bruges, Thank You for Smoking...those are funny black comedies.  Maybe I'm strange, but there needs to be more than just OMG SOMETHING AWFUL HAPPENED for there to be humour.
 
2014-03-28 01:20:15 PM
dywed88:

Then you have to factor is the reduced margins on each of those sales (time and money spent porting to increase costs and reduced revenues as MS and Sony take their cuts).

Third party developers have no problem with it, why should Nintendo?

Then the reduction in hardware and peripheral sales (if they core Nintendo Franchises are on my PS4, why get a WiiU) as well as revenue from other first and third party games sold to those people.

Brand loyalty still exists, and people tend to own multiple consoles these days.

You cannot use your hardware gimicks to sell your games as they must be compaitble with theother systems.

Yes you can.  There are numerous games for both the PS3 and XBox 360 that have motion control as an option as well as the ability to use the standard controller.

Although as soon as you make your core franchises multi-platfor, you should be getting entirely out of the hardware business.

No they don't.  Nintendo still dominates the hand held systems and the Wii systems are great for non traditional demographics and younger players.  They don't have to abandon hardware, they just have to get it into their heads that it's the software that sells the console.
 
2014-03-28 01:23:33 PM
I have to confess, I have never seen Babcock Saints, which is something of a sin on fark as I understand it.
 
2014-03-28 01:23:47 PM

Flaumig: Rape isn't funny.  People who think rape is funny are unmitigated shiatstains.  Not thinking rape is funny is not ignorance, it's what's known as "not being a shiatty excuse for a human being."


So... given that our culture is brim-full of jokes about every other crime from petty fraud to murder, and cartoons are  still basically just exceptionally colorful violence, why exactly is rape alone the one thing that is the exception?

Humans make light of basically everything, deal with it.  There's no such thing as "always serious business", and if you think that about any subject,  you're the one that's wrong/oversensitive.

// The dickwolves joke  wasn't even a rape joke.  The joke was that your character stops (or  cannot continue due to mechanics) helping people escape horrible fates once he reaches the requisite 10 quest check-offs or whatever, and that this doesn't say good things about your avatar's morality.
 
2014-03-28 01:29:11 PM

Cubicle Jockey: I have to confess, I have never seen Babcock Saints, which is something of a sin on fark as I understand it.


It's a good movie if you like violent crime dramas.  Probably a bit overrated in some circles, but definitely entertaining.
 
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