What's the over/under on Wombat dumping the non-motorized lawn mower by next summer? Sht doesn't matter. Put me down for a 20 spot. .
Disappointed there was no Wii2 hate. I hope you are saving it for next week. Or was that the week before? MIssed the last show.
edit: Oh just hearing it now. There it is. Hate on last week's show. Love it. Oh yes lots of good hate.
I think Nintendo doesn't care much about 3rd parties in terms of getting the multi-platform stuff. They want 3rd parties to take their new tech and do something creative with it. They don't want to become basically a commodity box that plays the same games as all the others.
Anyway Nintendo's direction with Wii2 is the same as with the Wii. Do something different. Creative. Disruptive. Not just focused on graphics. The touchscreen controllers and possibilities for private vs public screen gameplay and reducing screen clutter like the DS can do and providing software programmable buttons and these rumored OnLive like streaming possibilities to the controller etc scream the same sort of path the Wii took. Using the screen for drawing in games? Right up Nintendo's alley.
The only shocking thing at least to me is the wiimote/nunchuk appear to have had a short life. I thought they would have built on it and improved it. But at the same time not shocked they'd try to do something that provides alot of new gameplay possibilities for their franchises. Let's not forget that the PS3 in Japan with Move sort of boxes them in a corner in terms of improving the wiimote. Sony improved it quite a bit and where is Nintendo going to go there? In America MS comes out with Kinect and you don't need a controller. Both now routinely outsell the Wii in those markets.
So in a way makes sense they are going to branch out again into a new direction. Competition has entered the "motion control" market. Nintendo was first in. Grabbed the lion's share of the profits. Now onto the next new market. Left behind are Sony and MS to eat the crumbs. Cheapie says Nintendo doesn't want to compete with those guys directly. Well guess what? Both have powerful consoles and now with motion control. So exit stage left.
There's lots of cool sht on the 3ds. Not the games, but the stuff built-in. AT least for my 10 year old. He put a bunch of music on there. Records voices and manipulates them with my other kid. Takes pictures. 3d ones too. There is FAce Raiders. The STreet Pass stuff. We went to Ikea a few weekends ago and he surprisingly met 3 new Miis. There is the pedometer coin stuff. There's the built-in AR stuff as well.
I'm actually kind of amazed at all that is packed in there. But we never upgraded my kid to the Dsi either. When the update hits and the store and Netflix and browser hit etc. It's going to be a nice little machine at least for its target market. As an adult I'm not going to get one to carry around or anything. But for my kids? They love the thing. I'd only get another to play against them in the house.
Edited by trip1eX, 29 April 2011 - 03:45 PM.