Bungie. I’m Playing ANYTHING Else

Let’s talk about Destiny 2. The sequel to Bungie’s innovative shooter mmo has been met with cynicism on a good day and down right upheaval on a bad.

I feel, however, that the reviewers are focusing on the wrong failures, most specifically Eververse. I don’t disagree that microtransactions are a tiny bit of cancer on the industry but the main game design and leveling is what i feel is the games biggest failure. 

NOTHING IS WORTH MY TIME! Is what keeps reverberating in my head with every moment I log in to this game. Besides weekly challenges literally all infusable gear drops at a lower power level than you are.

I see rival players at maximum power level and have to wonder how much useless shit they went through to get there. So many wasted strikes. So many wasted crucible matches. 

The original Destiny, which I’ve since restarted, rewarded players from each and every activity. Sure maybe you didnt get a god roll Ill Will but at least you got infusion fuel at a higher level for usage.

Literally anything else is satisfying me. Even Call of Duty WWII is more gratifying. Destiny 2 is lost beyond recognition I only hope that the third entry learns from this mistake and restores the potential the original masterpiece had.

-Nick

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Nintendo Comes to Dominate With Switch Sales

In a celebratory tweet yesterday, Nintendo of America exclaimed that the switch was the fastest selling console in U.S. history. 

Since releasing in early March the switch has sold just under 5 million units in the US and a total of 10 million globally.

This is surely a laugh in the face of the doubters, rightfully so however, who predicted Nintendo death after the abysmall Wii-U failure.

-Nick

Indie Dev Platinum Games Has Big Future in Mind

Platinum games has been a hit and miss developer over the years. While i absolutley loved Bayonetta, their Ninja Turtles game was a total flop. 

However, last year Nier Automata hit it out of the park in both sales and reviews. This success seems to be building some momentum for the developer as they are in talks about new projects and the companies future. 

In an interview with gamespot, Bayonetta developers stated that the third entry in the series was not their only ambition in the coming future. They stated they are eager to self publish in the coming years. This could lead to them gaining a lot of creative control, anyone else excited for their future?
-Nick

2018: The Gaming Landscape

I realised it has been almost a year since ive posted here. I intend to rectify that error immediately. With a whole calender year behind us and a new Nintendo console crushing sales, let’s take a look at what 2018 has in store for us.

With Destiny 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 leaving microtransactions as a bad taste in gamers mouths, will we see a reluctance of designers to continue this trend? I certainly hope it doesnt continue but if it does can we please have a grind able to customers who dont want to pay?

I would also like to see more historic works of Call of Duty like we saw with the latest WWII. Perhaps a civil war simulator? 

What are some things you want from this year of gaming?

-Nick

The Nintendo Switch Is Getting Lots Of Launch Titles. Resident Evil Won’t Be One Of Them

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Nintendo is planning to get out of the gate hard this spring. We have gotten confirmation on numerous titles for the launch date and window (first three months of launch). We’re getting many of our favorite characters and some third party remastered content. However Capcom just confirmed Resident Evil will be missing the party. 

The current producer of Resident Evil Mashachika Kawata and director Koshi Nakanishi sat down with Express Online magazine to discuss the possibilities of the Switch. 

In the interview Kawata admitted “I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch”.

Is this a diss towards the budding new system? Hardly as Capcom has a deep history with Nintendo and many other of their titles are slated for release on the Switch. 

All in all this is a hit to the Switch as Resident Evil is a popular series and anticipated new installment, but it’s hardly a death nail. 

Also. The game comes out tomorrow. Who’s excited?

-Nick

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Is Your Body Ready For The Death Of Wii U?

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The man himself Reggie Fils-Aime admitted, in an interview with Polygon, that Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s duel release for Wii U and Switch will be the final first party title for Nintendo’s forgotten system. 

Now this is not in any way to say that absolutely no new games will be released for the sophomoric silicon station, just that Nintendo will be focusing it’s in house game development on the Switch. It’s called ROI people. 

Gamers can also breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their favorite games to play with friends will not be losing online support anytime in the near future. After all brand new consoles, despite pre order hype, still take time for major adoption. 

All I can say is that I think Nintendo is playing this transition smart. They need to. After the marketing failure of the Wii U and the eventually gimmick that was the original, Nintendo cannot fail this generation. Supplying online support for some of Wii U’s biggest titles like Smash Brothers shows their fans that they are not being abandoned. But focusing hard on next generation development shows they know where their focus needs to be. 

What launch titles for the Switch are you excited about? Are you sad about the death of the Wii U?

-Nick

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The Nintendo Switch is On Fire, Pre Orders Alone Clearing StockĀ 

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Gamestop. The most beloved retailer among gamers. We can’t get enough of the place. Another thing that gamers can’t get enough of, when they have the dough, is new hardware. 


With the brand new Nintendo Switch being announced and a release date, as well as up coming library, revealed, Pre orders are exploding all over. 

After this past Friday the 13th, both Nintendo and Gamestop had GREAT luck with their pre order sales numbers for the flagship Nintendo product. 

Merchandising VP of Gamestop Bob Puzon, spoke publicly about his excitement (paid for or not) for the Switch. 

“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers’ desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system,” 

Granted this statement sounded quite scripted, I think that the numbers and social media speak for themselves.

-Nick

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