Can I quote myself? I'm gonna anyway, but from a few pages ago
Originally Posted by voodoozen
Nintendo has hands-down the most iconic figures in gaming. Outside Pac Man there's few characters as famous as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Pikachu- no one wants a Lara Croft cereal, a Ratchet and Clank Saturday morning cartoon show, a Master Chief lunch box... but that's Nintendo's wheelhouse. But unlike Ninty, MS, Sony and especially Sega have demonstrated they can generate successful licensing of their IP's without paralyzing fear of destroying their business models and brand image, so they're making easy money and gaining value in areas where Nintendo could curb stomp them if they were trying. Something as simple as a SMB port on iOS? It'll be the number one app for a year, no question to me. Even if it's not F2P, so many people want it that badly. I already have it on NES, SNES (All Stars) and Wii VC, but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat so I can play it proudly on the can...
compelling reason to outright cannibalize their own eShop offerings or totally stop making consoles and go third party, but Nintendo could do a lot to gain investor confidence, generate revenue AND bring much-needed awareness to their consoles and new releases with a focused, minimalist approach to untapped areas.Offer some unique titles not available on VC, interconnected content or alternate gameplay models from profitable IP's on mobile platforms and ensure they're tied directly into their better, longer, more interesting console cousins (sold only on your first party hardware)
. Oh, and maybe make an online system that people want to use (god, Nintendo is bad at this).
And then, just a few weeks later, gaddam- Sony is showing everyone how to engage consumers. No "Ratchet and Clank: Mobile" or anything, but the idea is solid: keep up on games and friends, especially e-peen measuring
multiplayer elements like trophies, and you can buy games online via your phone.
Originally Posted by Shuhei Yoshida; Sony president of awesome
In general terms, the new app allows you to take the PlayStation experience with you when you’re away from your PS4. You can stay in touch with friends, compare Trophies, view friends’ activity (such as recorded or live-streamed gameplay), and access all the latest PlayStation.Blog news.
I caught up with Yoshida immediately after the show, and asked him to expand on exactly what gamers can expect from PlayStation App later this year.
“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” he explained.
“There are a variety of things you can do with it. You can connect to your PlayStation profile and send messages — even voice messages — to friends between your smartphone and PS4.
“A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you’re away.”
PlayStation App will also offer ‘second screen’ gameplay features on enabled titles. For example, during the TGS presentation Yoshida showed how the app interacts with The Playroom — he drew a picture of Knack on his smartphone’s touch screen, and then pushed it into the PS4 game on his TV, allowing the game’s bot characters to play with the item he’d created.
“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great,” he added.
“But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone. It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.”
PS4/Vita remote play, Gaikai, Vita TV, the $10 PS>PS4 game upgrade... and now the "Sony Impulse Buy App".
Originally Posted by MachineLove
I think you have your titles mixed up Mongo . . . got a little confused reading your post.
3D World is the upcoming Wii U release - 3D Land was released on 3DS way back in '11. Also, Donkey Kong Country Returns was released on Wii in 2010 then 3DS this year. The new DK Country title is Tropical Freeze.
I didn't even catch that, I just knew what he was talking about since I'm following Ninty's upcoming launches... but that also illustrates just how utterly repetitive Nintendo's strategy has been for the last few years. Wii? Wii U! DKCR? DKCTF! Mario 3D Land? 3D World! NSMBW? NSMBU! (then reskinned as NSLU for good measure). Zelda LttP? Zelda LttP 2: LBW!Edited by voodoozen - 10/3/13 at 11:39am