GS News - Casey Hudson Leaves BioWare; Wii U Name is Abysmal

Diablo 3 will run at 1080p on Xbox One (and PS4), Ryse: Son of Rome is coming to PC at 4K, and Casey Hudson says farewell to BioWare after 16 years.

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ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Imo xBox One is an even worse name, but yeah, WiiU is pretty dumb as well. Btw. Vita is also a rather dumb name... actually a lot of systems have names I don't like :o

Oh and lol @ this horrible game coming over to Pc. I hope it does not sell at all. To bad the Lems lose another exclusive, they will get even more defensive now

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Chris is better at these news 'shorts' than that Aussie girl. I have no idea why guys here geek out over that Jessica girl. She's extremely average looking - even below average. You've obviously never seen a good looking girl. Go outside and meet people.

ParanoidPaal
ParanoidPaal

I think the name definitely had a lot of say for the sales of the Wii U. If you're a parent or someone who just doesn't know a lot about video games and you see a Wii U commercial, but everything you see is a new controller and a U slapped on the end of the name of that perfectly fine console you bought a few years ago you probably wont understand that it's actually a new system. For fans of Nintendo who follow gaming news just a little the name isn't a problem...other than the fact that it's f***ng terrible. even Wii 2 would have been better.


The lack of good games in the early phases of the console's life certainly didn't help.

Baelath
Baelath

YES CASEY HUDSON WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ME3s ENDING YES

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

From someon e who bought a Wii U, the name doesn't help at all, also Nintendo refuse to work with 3rd party developper is ( to me ) the most important problem and will only continue to get worst since Nintendo refuse to work with them. Also even if that happen what 3rd party will do with the touche screen ... they won't work more for the Wii U version y'know to get the menu here or a map or make some actions on the touch screen ... no they will put the same thing you see on your tv direct on the controler.


They could make some awesome games on the Wii U, games that could only happen on their consol but since it cost so much to make a stupid game nowadays 3rd party prefer Sony and Microsoft + computer since they are all pretty much identical so they make one game that works on 3 Platform ... during the NES and SNES and even during the N64 era each consol where so different , especially the controler, that you could only have on game on one consol.


the Wii U could be home for games like Okami where instead of drawing your stuff on the TV screen using the analog stick you could draw your power on the touch screen ... etc etc etc ...


We are in a gen where everything will be homogen, creativity will come from somewhere else than the controler ... which is sad.


Also all of that is pretty funny when the 3ds and the DS were home to so many games, games that could only happen on those consol with the dual screen even thought they had Sony PSP and Vita to compete with, developpers made game for them ... maybe it ie because they are cheaper to make ???

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Chris is not quite as lovely as Jess, but he's a 10 on the pizazz scale! And The name Wii U is so bad, it even makes X Box One sound less horrid.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Yay! Chris! good job as always. "Coming this fail" ..hehehe.. :) Wii name sucks..hopefully Nintendo won't ever use again. :P

razama
razama

Casey Hudson is wondering whether to clear out the stuff on his desk by putting it all in a blue box, a green box, or a red box.

dexter-404
dexter-404

ryse son of rome was okay though not poor it's just that they didn't pay for gamespot reviews that's all


zinten
zinten

lol coming this fail.

meedokicky
meedokicky

"Sniper-faced robots" haha you're awesome Chris!

justicar_1
justicar_1

It would really cool if Casey Hudson, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk got together again to open a new studio.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Great Show Chris.


God Bless Jess.  All the best wishes, appreciation, and support for Jess, because GameSpot and the world is a better place because she's here. Yes it is.


If Jess is swamped at work, it doesn't do Jess, it doesn't do GameSpot or anyone any good in the long run.

It's basic Psychology.  Anyone who knows anything about intrinsic motivation and all the basic psychological factors that make a happy and fulfilled employee, know that overworking an employee seven days a week is just a killer.

If kills intrinsic motivation, it kills creativity, it kills job satisfaction, it makes what was once something internally fulfilling into damn un-fulfilling chore.  And then you throw in the indifference, the criticism, and lack of appreciation and good feedback from the comments section--it's just a killer.  It's all proven.

If you want to ruin a great thing. If you want to ruin Jess' job satisfaction, fulfillment, and intrinsic motivation, just keep swamping her and abusing her GameSpot.  GameSpot, it's NOT in your best interest to do so.

Everything above is scientifically proven.  If you just think about it and used a little common sense, you wouldn't need proof.

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

I think just the name "wii" instills a "Haha" mentality to a lot of people when they think of it..If you just mention the name "wii" in any gaming conversation you will get a few chuckles.


So when people hear a console named "wii" they instantly envision a childish,underpowered, inferior product.

So yes i do agree naming the new console "Wii" was a very very bad move.. How are people supposed to know its something TOTALLY different and new.. If it uses the same name??

mohoc2000
mohoc2000

So in 3 month Casey Hudson will start working at CIG on Star Citizen? Seems like a lot of well known developers are heading there.

kingmotrip
kingmotrip

what does xbox one day one patch mean ? i mean srsly ? what does it mean ?

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

That guy that's going off about the Wii U really needs to learn to control his mouth. I get it if he's got opinions, but be professional, and act like an adult. He openly criticizes his own companies products, and gets mad that they ban him from twitter.

lmyyyks
lmyyyks

KC just left, not even waited for 2 more months to see out the release of Dragon Age Inquisition. Guess something really frustrates him.

BertisAU
BertisAU

Thanks. This guy is way better at speaking.

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

You needy nerds stressed Jess out. I hope your happy. :/

kutulu1
kutulu1

Casey probably doesn't like the commie way EA does business, that's why he's leaving.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@ChiefFreeman  I can't get over that it's meant to mean "We You".  Borat could have come up with something better.

daOpsGam1ng
daOpsGam1ng

@ChiefFreeman Well, Your name is a retarded name too. And your mother is dumb. Why She do gave a retarded your name? 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@rickphoenixxx  My thoughts exactly.  With the 4 point deduction for not being Jess, he still earns a respectable 6 for his performance.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@superbuuman They learned their lesson,  their next system will be titled "The Wii 2" (not the Wii U).  Pretty catchy huh?

zinten
zinten

@dexter-404 Do you like rock simulator or similar games like paint drying simulator ? If not, is it because you arent getting paid to like them?

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@dannydopamine8  Since Sony had little trouble getting people to take a "Playstation" seriously, I'm thinking it's more the marketing than the name.  Come on, that sounds like a toy-filled playpen for a toddler.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@zeldafan195  That guy seems like he was the only person at Nintendo who kinda knew what he was talking about.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@homelessgamer 

Are you being facetious?

There's no one here more needy and desperate than you homelessgamer.  You project a lot. 

Everyone is different, every person is different, but neediness and desperation are big turn-offs.

No one want a demanding control freak who only does things because they want something back; demands reciprocation; and demands some else likes them in return; and demands the other person to sound off wishing them a happy birthday; or turns on someone who selflessly helped them out either.   Everyone is different, but I don't think the above qualities you display are desirable.

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

@daOpsGam1ng @ChiefFreeman Why would his mother have any say in the name of his GS account?


Oh, I get it.  It's an insult.  Very clever daopsgamhgcnakl something something.  Clever indeed.  Thank you for being responsible in collectively lowering the IQ of this website by 10 points.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@rickphoenixxx 

Thank you so much.  I would love to do a book.

I'd want Jess to co-author it with me.  I don't want to it alone.  Everything is almost meaningless without a special person.

I really appreciate the compliment.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@homelessgamer 

I'm happy you have a sense of humour.  I was getting worried about you.

You were a good guy, but it seems like the lack of attention (and love) your receiving from Jess has caused you to go down hill.