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I searched for Malstrom theory of gaming and found his blog. Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. First, he raises the total price of the Wii U to over $400 because no one wants the "ghetto one" and you need to buy a game and pay tax. I'm almost certain that any console will require you to purchase a game if you want to play it, as well as require sales tax. In addition he says that the new mario game isn't enough alone to sustain the console's initial release. What about the other 50 games being released in the launch window? He then goes on to say that any hit third party game will be released on the PS3 or 360. Really? He can look in the future and guarantee no exclusive third party games?

I get it, he doesn't like Nintendo. He doesn't like the direction Nintendo is taking. Not exactly what I would call a "theory of gaming."
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R1VER5, read more of his blog, specifically before the Wii U info reveal. He specifically states that he LOVES Super Mario Bros. and pretty much bought a DS specifically for the game, so how can he not like Nintendo? (disliking them NOW doesn't mean disliking them in general).

His blog isn't dedicated specifically to the "Malstrom theory of gaming" but to the game market in general, mostly on the PC and Nintendo-side of things. So to find the relevant content you're going to have to dig deeper since he doesn't really do summaries and stuff.

EDIT: I'll even help you out. These blog categories should get you started:
Blue Ocean
Disruption
Ludology
Before the Revolution

And the category that's mostly reactions to Wii U and 3DS stuff, but there are some quality posts buried among them:
Next Generation Implosion

With that, I need to shave and take a shower.
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Okay so basically your backtracking your entire point and ignoring the hundreds of games that are exclusive to the 360 and PS3.

Cool.

Oh and somehow Sony published = Japanese. rolleyes.gif
    
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Okay so basically your backtracking your entire point
Uh...I thought that was my whole point from the beginning regarding PS360 exclusives. If you didn't take it that way, then either I said it poorly or you didn't understand correctly. Could you quote the phrase you have an issue with next time?
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Oh and somehow Sony published = Japanese. rolleyes.gif
Uhh... could you please quote for me where I specifically say that Sony-published games are Japanese? I'm pretty sure I was saying the company is Japanese, not the games...but it's a complicated discussion, so it's very possible that I said something poorly, or heck even said something wrong.
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This thread needs more hugs!

Also, I went back and read more of that guy's blog. He certainly was a fan of Nintendo and seems to have grown disillusioned with them. I still don't agree with most of the things he says, but I also never held Nintendo up to the standard he once did. I'm still getting a Wii U but I'll also probably get the other next gen consoles as well.
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This thread needs more hugs!
I-it's not like I w-wanted one or a-anything...
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I still don't agree with most of the things he says, but I also never held Nintendo up to the standard he once did. I'm still getting a Wii U but I'll also probably get the other next gen consoles as well.
While I myself agree with most of what he says, I'm not as extreme about said beliefs. In particular, I actually own a 3DS, GameCube, and N64. Game-wise I liked Zelda up to and including Twilight Princess (Malstrom was OoT), 3D Mario up to and including Galaxy 1 (Malstrom was SM64), and Metroid up to and including Zero Mission & Prime 3 (Malstrom was Fusion & Prime 2). But in accordance to his theory of "developer drift", Nintendo now is getting away from even my not-as-specific taste in games.

So in a way, his views are mine but with a layer of "old cranky-pants" added in. tongue.gif

Though, we both very much agree on the virtual console. While I don't play them nearly as much as he supposedly does, it's just as important for me because I never owned a SNES, NES, TG16, nor got to play pre-N64 arcade games (note that I have a Genesis and Atari 2600). Also most N64 games on an actual N64 are a jagged mess if not played on a CRT. (polygons @ 320x240 + a primitive "fuzzy" anti-aliasing... yikes)
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Mario kart 64 can be played on an 80" LED and it still will crush just about any game out there for the beer-friends-fun factor.
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Nintendo has the best first part titles period and this will sell the console on its own, let alone whatever the 3rd parties can cook up. People need to get this "if its not pretty, then its not worth playing" mentality out of their heads because there's a lot more to a game then just how visually appealing it is. Don't get me wrong, it helps, and with what the Wii U has packing in it the games will be beautiful but more importantly enjoyable. Nintendo is going for more of the experience of the game rather then just making it look pretty. I mean look at the success of the DS, this is basically a home console version of the DS in my opinion where the bottom screen is the tablet controller and the top screen is the TV in front of you.

You know how that concept could really improve games? Imagine playing Skyrim and equipping spells and weapons just by tapping the screen in your hands. ZombieU is amazing in the use of the tablet controller as well, using it as a door hacker, or Xray scanner, or sonar device, ect ect. The possibilities are endless for what this thing can do if the developers embrace it. One of the most amazing features which I love is with Call of Duty Blacks Ops 2, which is lets say your playing MP and your friend comes over and wants to jump in. You could switch to using a controller and give your friend the WiiU gamepad, and he could play full MP with you on the gamepad as you play on the TV...this eliminates one of my biggest pet peeves with gaming locally on the TV which is split screen multiplayer.

Regardless, Nintendo already has my $500 or so at launch. I went into Gamestop yesterday morning and pre-ordered the Black Deluxe console (which if your gonna buy this, the deluxe is the no brainer with all the bonuses you get) and fully paid it off. The thing about Nintendo games is that when you sit down with them, they are typically so well polished I've never stood up and walked away unhappy with a first party game. These are just my opinions of course, and I'm sure other people feel the complete opposite and the WiiU might just not be for you. For me tho and apparently a lot of others, we are sold and cannot wait to see what Nintendo will do with this bad boy.
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Japanese development is at an all time low. Very few great games coming from Japan anymore. I miss the era of good JRPGs. Final Fantasy....RIP.

I couldn't disagree more. There's a lack of big budget Japanese titles this generation, but between the handful of developers that are still kicking on HD consoles and the massive amount of support on handhelds, there have been plenty of excellent Japanese games in the last few years, including JRPGs.

What kills me is that people pine for the good old days and then go on to ignore titles that, had they released 15 years ago, would be remembered fondly today as a classic. Games like Radiant Historia, Xenoblade Chronicles, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, The Last Remnant, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Dragon Quest IX, Tales of Vesperia, etc.

Heck, Square's Bravely Default will probably be released in the West sometime next year and although it's everything that one would expect of a SNES/PSone-era RPG (being heavily inspired by Final Fantasy V), it'll most likely be played by a select few while everyone else drones on about how games like it don't exist or how Final Fantasy VII is God's gift to gaming.

I could probably make a list of 50 current gen Japanese titles that are as good or better than the previous generations' offerings.

Xenoblade Chronicles is good, but not great. Lost Odyssey is mediocre at best, and Last Remnant was terrible IMO, I couldn't even get more than an hour into it. Dragon Quest games are still decent. I don't believe any games on this list (that I've played) come close to SNES/PSX-era JRPGs, in my opinion. It's just a matter of opinion though, some may like more recent RPGs, I'm just not one of them.
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To anyone complaining about the price:


Genesis and Dreamcast two of the cheapest on the list and also the best consoles ever produced hands down.

Wii U specs looks pretty good, my phone is more powerful.
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