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12 hours, 25 minutes ago on The Technician Kickstarter Wants To Bring The World a Grown Up ZeldaLike
@ConcernedVisitor @Menashe @ConcernedVisitor Hmm. You raise an interesting point but I have to think about it more before coming to a decision. What's interesting is that until the Wii U, Nintendo has been pretty strict about curating its indie content. Our policy has generally been, if Nintendo has allowed these developers to become licensed Nintendo developers then we'll report on their games without being opinionated about whether we like one game but don't like another. Unless it's a review, and in that case, we'll say clearly if a game deserves to get a 2/10. Our job isn't to protect you from games that might be bad on Wii U. We're not a whistle-blower site. As long as there may be a significant amount of readers who will be interested in hearing about a game, we feel obligated to report on it.
Now, you're bringing up a point that since Nintendo has opened the floodgates to developers we may actually have to start curating the indie games we cover on Wii U. I'm not sure I'm sold on that. However, I haven't really done my research on TreeFall Studio. This developer has been Shawn's department, and as you correctly pointed out, he knows them personally from his hometown. And I know they have successfully released a game in the past: http://www.desura.com/games/the-gem-collector
It does appear they're coming to grips with the realities of game development on a higher level. A studio doesn't fail on a few Kickstarters without beginning to learn a few lessons in reality from it and readjust their ambitions accordingly. I personally find that a fascinating process to watch unfold. However, that doesn't mean it's necessarily where we want to be putting our focus.
I'll bring up the point you make with some of the other head staff and we'll figure out what our policy should be on it.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Introducing The Letter: A Horror Game For the Wii U
@WolvenofGames I'm in touch with the developer of Rawbots, Neil Haran. We're actually pretty good friends and have discussed a few business ventures before. He assured me by email that Wii U is still in the plans for Rawbots.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Miscellaneous Genres Wii U Indie Games
@ConcernedVisitor Are you concerned the game won't come out if you fund it? Or that it doesn't look like a good enough game to support? I'm pretty sure people see it for what it is and can decide whether they want to support a fledgling developer or not. Can you explain what you are perceiving as a misdeed? I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't fully understand what you're perceiving as the 'wrongdoing' here.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Introducing The Letter: A Horror Game For the Wii U
I'm starting to regret my purchase of the game on Humble Bundle. Oh, wait...
5 days, 18 hours ago on Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition coming to Wii U
Good job Andy on making the Wii U goal lowered to a more realistic level
6 days, 20 hours ago on UPDATED Red Goddess, Unique Psychological Adventure Game Seeking Funding for Wii U
@KennyJ @Menashe @NINTENthusiast It's interesting because on one hand the source we had, a retail exec in LA, hadsbeen pretty spot-on in the past. Very often his rumors would come true months later. So, I have the feeling that 4J was in discussions about it. The question is whether it will end up happening and when. I doubt we'd see anything before E3. They'd save it as a big announcement.
At the same time, we've abandoned the notion of using this source for rumors again. Our proposal was for him/her to become more transparent with us and we'd pay for a general rumor article once a month, similar to Quarterman's rumor feature years ago in EGM magazine. However, the source preferred not being as transparent as we wished- understandable, of course - and we decided not to continue using them for rumors purely because it wasn't a professional situation for us to run rumors without full transparency happening behind the scenes.
1 week, 2 days ago on Minecraft Launching on Wii U in Summer 2014, Focus Is On GamePad? [Update]
I've been playing a lot of Puzzle and Dragons recently.
1 week, 5 days ago on AppAnnie Releases Data On Portable/Mobile 2013, Puzzle & Dragons Wins Across All Platforms
It seems like they're taking the Wayforward approach. Make some licensed games for publishers to make enough capital to fund their own projects.
1 week, 5 days ago on Renegade Kid Announce Razor Global Domination for Wii U
@AndreasSunde Thanks for the feedback. We're actually going to have a different theme soon for mobile and tablet that is much easier to use.
1 week, 5 days ago on The NE Forums War Room #3: How We Think of Nintendo
The Last Guardian is the game that will make me buy a PS4. If it ever actually comes out, that is.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on List Of PS4 Reveals Have Been Leaked!
I just saw their email to us. I didn't think they were legit until that email. The email definitely gave them more credibility. In any case, they didn't want to do an interview until after their Friday reveal.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on AE Games Announces Exclusive Wii U Support, Calls Out Other Third-Parties
@Plas @Marq I think he's telling AE to add in more to their rant about third parties (e.g. EA)
@_day I appreciate this logic
@JJtheTexan Andy reached out to the developer last week and he confirmed that the game is in fact coming to Wii U. Otherwise I wasn't going to include it in the list.
4 weeks ago on Action-Adventure / Action RPG Wii U Indie Games
@XCWarrior1 @Menashe Too slow! It was already completed by one of the editors, early this morning. Click on the title of any of the games in the article to go to its info page in our games database. You'll find tentative release dates and relevant info there.
4 weeks ago on 120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games: Nintendo’s Indie Strategy Is Paying Off, Transforming Wii U
@XCWarrior1 If you give us another week, the article will be updated with more info about each game and links to the page in our database.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games: Nintendo’s Indie Strategy Is Paying Off, Transforming Wii U
@LifeisaRide It looked so good I completely forgot it was indie! I'll include it in an update to the article.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Racing Wii U Indie Games
@Triforcelightning I love you too
@MrValtor Yes, please post. We noticed a few missing but figured we'll get to them in updates once we publish and get it out already.