This article is pretty old now and unfortunately turned out be my last on TSG — for now at least. I was not so certain that I fit the direction of the new blog and a lot of what I wanted to do wasn’t relating back to TSG, so I decided to pull the plug on my position there. Hopefully I can work with them again in the future. Anyways, Operation Rainfall article, yeah.
You can check it out on TheSpeedGamers!
Hahaha… Haha… Ha… Yeah. After much delay, One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 4! It’s actually been up on my Youtube page for awhile now, but I just haven’t gotten around to posting it on here. So, here it is!
This episode we talk about some old stuff, plus some other stuff and some more stuff! That stuff more specifically being the 3DS at Tokyo Game Show, Treyarch, and quite a few games that I’ve been checking out.
Up until the last decade, developers have had quite a few restrictions in creating a huge living worlds. Whether it was the restrictions of the arcade environment, hardware limitations or lack of a proven design for it. As the years moved on, it was a challenge to constantly step up the scope of these environments. The 1998 classic,The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, wowed gamers with Hyrule Field. Now, Hyrule Field is miniscule compared to the content we’ve had in the last couple of generations. Developers are now able to create these huge massive environments for gamers to explore. But sometimes the introduction of larger environments isn’t always a good thing.
You can check out the full article on VGChartz’ gamrFeed!
Meanwhile, at Nintendo of America…
As some of you may know, Nintendo recently released 3 titles in Japan. Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. And while Xenoblade and The Last Story are announced for Europe, Nintendo of America seems to be showing an extreme disintrest in localizing these titles. And if the recent rumor is true about Nintendo of America having no intentions localizing Xenoblade, I don’t have much hope for The Last Story either. What are North Americans to do?
Nintendo’s E3 last year was fantastic for Wii owners, bringing them lots of content to enjoy over the second half of the year (although I didn’t particularly agree). This year what have we had? Mario Sports Mix… That’s it. Can we expect more to be revealed at E3? Definitely. Will they be the heavy hitting franchises like last year? Eh, I don’t think so. Why?
See why over on TheSpeedGamers!
I never post my news stories on my blog, but this is an exception. I was so happy about this announcement that I took the time to make an entire video dedicated to it. We can expect Xenoblade to hit Europe sometime this year. I’d guess Nintendo of America will be localizing it as well, but nothing has been announced. Although with titles like Another Code R and Disaster: Day of Crisis still sitting in Europe and Japan alone, I won’t be surprised if I’ll be forced to import.
Check out the video on TheSpeedGamers!