Wii U’s Port of Mass Effect 3 to Include Extended Cut Ending
Remember that big fuss over the way Mass Effect 3‘s plot originally ended? Nintendo’s next console will skip the controversy and go straight to its outcome. The “more closure” ending with which BioWare obliged its angry fans will be part of the game from day one, shares the game’s producer Michael Gamble.
On a reflective note, Mass Effect 3 should provide one of the more demanding benchmarks to prove Wii U’s horsepower. It also makes the case –I hope– for the system’s inclusion in those mature titles we’ve too often seen the current Wii missing out on.
New Trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
I’m not the best commenter on matters of Kingdom Hearts, but you saw it here!
Hey! You’ve Seen the New ZombiU Footage, Right?
Now this I feel much more comfortable throwing my two cents about. Until recently we’ve only had a few (delicious) trailers and E3 impressions to go by. Ubisoft recently doubled the talking points with these two new videos. Feast your eyes on these! (and don’t let their contents feast on you).
London is the place, if you haven’t heard. We’ll get to turn back the clock with the crossbow, it seems! Oh, and that cricket bat will definitely have me indulge in the GamePad’s motion sensors. Here’s hoping for a one to one reading on velocity.
Gotta love how Ubisoft chose to end both of these with the death of the protagonist. Either way, with these ZombiU continues its case as the game to own once launch comes around.
Source: Ubisoft’s YouTube Channel
Wii U Pro Controller a Product of Third-Party Pressure?
A few days ago, video game analyst Michael Pachter opined that the conventional controller was born of pressure from outside developers. Earlier today he clarified that the comments were no more than an educated guess:
“I am putting two and two together to conclude that Activision put pressure on them. I do not know this either first-hand or third-hand; nobody told me. I am merely deducing it from what we know, and it’s an educated guess.”
“If the Pro Controller is for multiplatform games, that means it is for third-party games. Nintendo has never done anything altruistically for third parties, so I concluded that they added the Pro Controller because of pressure from third parties. The pressure could have come from anywhere — EA with sports games, Ubisoft with Assassin’s Creed, or Take-Two with GTA — but it seems to me that the ‘prize’ that would make the Wii U legitimate as a console of choice for multiplatform games is Call of Duty.”
Whether or not this guess contains a kernel of truth is perhaps less important than the questions it raises: Is it true that “Nintendo has never done anything altruistically for third parties”? And if the company is indeed offering the Pro Controller as a concession, are we there seeing the end of that philosophy?
Source: My Nintendo News
Lastly, Enjoy Some Pokémon Satire, Courtesy of Dorkly
“The Journey Begins” for Rusty the incipient Pokémon trainer.