There’s been a lot of talk about how outrageously expensive games will be in the next generation. An interesting phenomenon has occurred located on the United Kingdom’s Amazon online sales site. While most Wii U titles are selling for around $60 on today’s market, a copy of Pikmin 3 for the low price of £31.49, which is $42.08US. Now, what does this mean for the common gamer? Well, it could mean a couple of things, one of which is nothing. This could just be a mistake that has no influence on the gaming world, or it could set a precedent that leads to all titles for the Wii U being a little less than the cost of a Wii game. The first is more likely, but if it really is the second, there are big implications in the gaming world. Don’t hold your breathe, though. -Ryan Baxter
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If you’ve played Brawl, you may remember the side-scrolling, occasional cutscene adventure mode that functioned very similarly to the classic mode. Well, Sakurai, our friend and leader, has recently released some information on just what the story mode for the new game would entail. They had the opportunity to create a movie-like adventure, such as the quick-time adventures that are so common in hardcore games today. They chose not to go along this route and instead prepared actual movies, short background stories about the characters in the game that don’t have to be fought for. This should be a good alternative to what we’ve seen in previous games. -Ryan Baxter
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Nintendo has created a large amount of series over the year, many of which have now fallen silent and haven’t had a new title in many years. Reggie recently made it known that Nintendo was considering bringing back one of these series and remaking them for the modern world. Now, this could be any of the numerous sets of adventures previously made by the gaming giant and whatever they pick, you can expect a good amount of modern innovation brought to the old gems, creating a unique adventure for any gamer, the likes of which have previously been unseen by the gaming world! -Ryan Baxter
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This title, translated Friend Collection, is a lifestyle simulator that was incredibly popular in Japan. However, this is a style that hasn’t yet proven to be a success in North America just yet. This specific title has a large appeal to the casual market that only can play a little bit each day but does not allot themselves large amounts of time in each session. It is essentially a iPhone game, which would go well with the 3DS ability to download games directly to the hardware and not have to deal with physical game cards. -Ryan Baxter
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It’s been 9 years since the last Pikmin title was released and while most game developers would let the series sizzle on the back-burner, Miyamoto has kept this series in the front of his mind. He has been working tirelessly while developing his other titles on creating a great design for Pikmin 3. In fact, he recently made it known that this title is one of his best developments in the world of gaming. His reason for considering this game to be such a great creation is another one of those “Nintendo’s obvious observations” that are overlooked by other companies. To reiterate, he is proud of this game because after he finished it, he played it “and it was fun.” Seems a bit like the biblical creation story to me. -Ryan Baxter
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Pachter is one of those guys that seems to pop up whenever things are going bad simply to point out how bad it could be. He’s come out recently to voice his views on the upcoming holiday season and the endurance of the Wii U. His doomsday declaration is that is the Wii U doesn’t get more third party support, it is done for. He also noted that this support has a counter on it. This holiday season, in his opinion, is the make-or-break time for the console and if the console is unable to get the major third-party titles, such as Call of Duty and FIFA, there will be no chance for the hardware to bounce back. Nintendo, on the other hand, is still certain that they will be able to survive and thrive off of their own titles. Time will tell what the future holds. -Ryan Baxter
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Scott Moffitt has been in the news quite a bit as of late. After all, the vice president of Nintendo Sales is a point of interest when the future of the Wii U is so uncertain. Nintendo as a whole has been getting into the habit of just speaking sense, the kind of sense you can only find when you have been in a field since its beginnings and the kind of sense you’re likely to overlook if you get caught up in the moneymaking side of gaming. The most recent comment from Moffitt is a comment on the statements that the Wii U is in dire need of a price cut. His response to such slander is that when you compare the Wii U to other consoles on the market right now, it is a great value and in no need of a price cut. After all, if you want to go crazy and get the deluxe package, a Wii U will only run you $349.99 and you’ll have to chip in another $50 to get any kind of PS4. Seems like a great deal to me! -Ryan Baxter
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This series comes from the old 8-bit games that did have only 2D controls of forward, backward, and jump. Now, you would have imagined that the controls have grown astronomically, and in some ways they have. While we do have the ability to move freely in three dimensional space, it was recently announced that the new Super Mario 3D World title will only allow us 8-way movement (the cardinal and secondary directions). This method of character control is interesting as, despite the availability of analog sticks on the Wii U, we still control our heroes with the control method from the Nintendo Entertainment System. You would imagine that at such a point in our technological journal, we would handle our control differently. -Ryan Baxter
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Nintendo’s staff has been making plenty of revolution statements that are revamping gaming back to what it should have been all along. Another incredible statement has come to light from Nintendo’s own President, Satoru Iwata. He finds the fact that Microsoft and Sony are so obsessed with each other’s performance a simple distraction from the goal that these companies should have. This goal, for those of you that are wondering, is making good games. The folks over at this pioneer of the gaming world are more focused on improving the world of gaming and shaping it in their image, which they are able to do reliably as they aren’t deterred by what their partners are doing. A good metaphor for what Nintendo is trying to avoid is when you’re taking your big test for the year and you look over at Poindexter in the corner and get concerned about your own skill, causing you to rush your answers and make several blunders that you would have caught were you taking more time. The other scenario is you’re sitting next to the student that didn’t exactly pay attention in class and, after seeing how you are dramatically ahead of the “class” you are, you feel content with laying back and resting, regardless of the fact that there is much more you can do. In terms of game and console development, these situations can have dire circumstances, from a broken console (*cough*Xbox 360*cough*) to a console that is a far cry from the glory that it could be. Nintendo has found a great method in just doing their own work without constantly adapting to where others are in their own tasks. -Ryan Baxter
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