The Wii U’s Failure was Not Due to Tablets


In a recent interview with Forbes, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that,

“….Unfortunately, because tablets, at the time, were adding more and more functionality and becoming more and more prominent, this system and this approach didn’t mesh well with the period in which we released it.”

and I must say, in regards to tablets, this is completely off base. The problem, Nintendo, is not that tablets came out; it’s that you allowed for the Wii U gamepad to be thought of as a tablet, which it very clearly isn’t.

Episode 90- Double Dip


We are back to our regularly scheduled program now that E3 2015 has come to an end. This week we dive into the recent theme of over pricing expansions with the likes of Destiny and Guild Wars 2. We also touch on good guy Bethesda and Apple removing confederate flags from its appstore.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Exemplifies Nintendo’s Problem


Nintendo’s strength has always come from its franchises, the likes of Mario and Zelda have become cultural icons. They are a testament not only to Nintendo but games and gaming culture as a whole. Their influence has spread through the entire medium. It is part of, if not the entire, reason Nintendo is still around making new games and new consoles to this day. In that strength, however, lies a large weakness: their strength is unstable (much like a man-made element) and when used improperly, it lashes out and destroys things at random as it reaches its short-lived demise.

Episode 89- Post E3 Conference Discussion


All the main conferences are over and now its time to judge and discuss them. Fallon and Mitch go back and forth talking about what they eached liked, hated, didn’t care for, and ridiculed in each conference. We won’t be having another main podcast episode until the 28th, as for our articles,Extra Bit, and our stream, they will all be happening next week.

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