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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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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?
Nintendo recently announced a new "quality of life" initiative to bring together health and games. I take a look at its history and at Iwata's remarks to figure out what form that might end up taking.
I have kind of mixed feelings about Gone Home as an overall work. I like some of what it's trying to do as a game and a piece of fiction, and I dislike some of that, too. My feelings on the overall package are thus murky.
Christian Nutt's Comments
[News - 08/28/2014 - 01:00]
[Blog - 08/28/2014 - 08:37]
FWIW, Japanese RPGs implemented auto-attack ...
FWIW, Japanese RPGs implemented auto-attack modes starting either late in the NES era or early in the 16-bit era -- though generally you 'd have to cancel them to execute any sort of strategy, which based on this post doesn 't seem quite relevant here.
[News - 08/25/2014 - 11:06]
On reflection, I think this ...
On reflection, I think this aspect of his comment: TotalBiscuit, one of the aforementioned videogame personalities involved in harassing Quinn is not accurate and will edit it from this version of this post. r n r nTo my knowledge, while Bain has been openly critical of Quinn and made statements ...
[Blog - 08/27/2014 - 01:26]
But the hilarious thing is, ...
But the hilarious thing is, during that era, what passed for a retail console game was more diverse -- in content, mechanics, and also BUDGET.
[Blog - 08/25/2014 - 08:02]
[Blog - 08/21/2014 - 09:03]