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I've been writing professionally about video games since 1999, first on the consumer and, since 2007, the industry side. I've also written and edited dialogue for the downloadable fighting game Skullgirls.
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How are the Amiibo figurines? How is the Smash Bros. gameplay using them? And more importantly -- where does Nintendo go from here?
I wrote that giant history, but here's my personal take.
We do news reporting on this stuff, but I also have thoughts as a player of games and a Nintendo-watcher... So here are some less-varnished thoughts on what Nintendo's management had to say to its shareholders.
How Nintendo's Tomodachi Life stepped on the land mine that is identity and politics in the 21st century: What the game is, and why things happened the way they did.
Monster Monpiece is a Japanese trading card game for the Vita that had to be censored for U.S. release. I ponder what the moe phenomenon is doing to JRPGs, and speak to the publisher to find out about the game and its audience.
Kotaro Uchikoshi, the director of Virtue's Last Reward, took to Twitter to tell his Western fans that the third game in the Zero Escape franchise would not be forthcoming any time soon. What should he do to remedy that?
Christian Nutt's Comments
[Blog - 11/25/2014 - 07:04]
This story popped up after ...
This story popped up after I published the blog, but it 's a must-read: r nhttp://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/26/story-fox-amiibo-nearly-won-super-smash-bros-tournament/
[Blog - 11/26/2014 - 02:19]
Grinding has a really negative ...
Grinding has a really negative reputation in the game development community, and it 's deserved a lot of games have forced grind to artificially lengthen their playtime. r n r nBut some of my favorite memories of RPGs are of grinding. I have a really, really fond memory of spending ...
[Blog - 11/25/2014 - 01:24]
Nice discussion. I 'd love ...
Nice discussion. I 'd love to have heard the whole conversation r n r nMega Man X may be looser and more imprecise than classic MM, but where it is really elegant is that there 's nothing wasted in the game, nothing excess. The X series balloons out of scope ...
[News - 11/25/2014 - 06:44]
Works fine for me -- ...
Works fine for me -- click the link at the end of this story, and then click Read the paper entitled 'It 's a-me Density ' here
[Blog - 11/21/2014 - 02:24]
The 22 figure is less ...
The 22 figure is less valuable IMO because it doesn 't say at WHAT POINT in a product 's lifespan they 're paying that amount of money. And further if it 's an average, it doesn 't tell you much, because it could be blending a number of bundles with ...
[News - 11/21/2014 - 07:38]
It happens all the time. ...
It happens all the time. Malware has been injected into the credit card processing systems of retailers such as Target and Staples. r n r nThe reasoning, I would guess, is that they KNOW credit cards are involved in many, most accounts for PSN, etc.