Nintendo are, by all accounts, in a dire situation. The Wii U is doing dismally, and the 3DS’ sales aren’t good enough to sustain the company. Although they’ll be somewhat encouraged by strong Mario Kart 8 sales, Nintendo’s executives will be going into E3 with an air of trepidation: this could well be their last chance to save the company. As with last year, they’ll be eschewing the traditional keynote speech, instead opting for a more low-key (and cheaper) Nintendo Direct briefing, but that won’t stop the torrent of announcements. Here’s what you can expect from the struggling gaming giant at E3 2014.
Well today was a bit of a fuck up. I feel a bit bad. It involves a desert island, a fit of rage and an axe. So yeah, if that’s got you curious, read on.
Everything started badly, …
So today is going to be a bit of a picture-fest. It’s been a busy one! Enjoy.
So, the overlords have spoken and these are going up daily for the next week or so. Probably until the writing inevitably suffers due to boredom or a chronic hangover. Anyway, we’re rolling right now so enjoy my second day as the Mayor of Brotown!
2011 was a pretty stellar year in the games industry. It saw hundreds of top class titles released, and gave us an absolutely fantastic fall/winter. Moreover, the 3DS was launched, the Vita was announced, and, in some territories, released. We also saw the announcement of the Wii U, which, despite not being in the spotlight much at the moment, is out to change the way we play games in 2012.
Ah, 2012. The year of the apocolypse, some say. If so, it better be a good year. Hopefully a year good for games. 2011 was pretty fantastic, so 2012 has a hell of a lot to live up to. Here are the 5 things that I want to see happen this year in the games industry, to make it the best year gaming’s seen for decades.