GS News - Ubisoft axes Uplay Passport, Microsoft considering digital gifting
Ubisoft abolish the wildly unpopular Uplay Passports while Nintendo gets down about the equally unpopular Wii U being an unworthy successor of the Wii. Meanwhile, PlayStation is the second most popular brand on YouTube and Xbox One may be getting digital gift-giving.
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and microsoft are nowhere to be seen on those stats. anyone who says microsoft is going to do well next gen clearly needs their heads examined. even apple got on there and they do not even take gaming seriously nor do they have a games console.
nobody wants to watch xbone on youtube. it's 720p res on my 1080p laptop looks like wii graphics. it hurts my eyes.
I wish Nintendo would put out a serious console instead of an under powered one that is more appealing to a 10 year old than someone in their 20's. There are numerous people that will always love Nintendo, but don't like the direction they've gone.
Give me a big, beautiful, beefy, non-pixel style animated Zelda, and I'll fork over whatever you ask.
The Wii U was just a horrible design. Great controller but the rest of the system was below standards. It is their own fault. Also milking the same old franchises and not bringing anything new to the table was pretty much fail as well.
Great game American McGee's Alice is, got some of the best dark humor i've heard in games yet. And remember: "52 pickup is a staple of juvenile humor. But when the deck slices and dices, it is no laughing matter".
Microsoft will introduce digital game-gifting when they bring back their "no used games" and "all games must be fully installed on the system and the disc is now useless" policies/features. So you won't have to wait too long.
Yeah Nintendo is failing but that can't be a good thing as more consoles more competition if I see mario on Xbox and Zelda on ps4 it will feel totally weird! They need to bring new titles fast 3d Pokemon game would shift consoles like hot cakes , may be sequels to earthbound stafox fire emblem advance wars luigis mansion ace attorney trauma under the knife professor Layton and so on or a brand new franchise. Yeah I'm excited to dust off the wii u and play spur mario 3D world but I know that won't be anything else until six months later they announce ....... Dorm roll mario golf 15 and mario party 20 ahh no logic in their strategy to remain relevant once the new powerhouse consoles arrive
Stop being in denial Nintendo scrap consoles, stick to handheld gaming and multiplat Mario, Zelda etc.
As both a Ps3 and 360 owner, i generally find the there are more interesting Ps3 games to "check out" on youtube than on the 360. Beyond 2 souls, Rain and other minimalist style games are just some recent ones which when i see, i want to find out more about.
I cannot think of anything in the past year where i wanted to do that with a 360 game.
Their first party titles are becoming the only reason to get a Wii-U. I have one btw. Because of failing support for the system they may need to reduce the price big time. And I'm talking somewhere between $99.00 & $150.00 I will always welcome Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, Smash Brothers, Mario Kart etc. But not really anything else. With no support no one is going to figure out to use the gamepad properly either. Something Ubisoft has done imo with Rayman Legends.
Soooo Jess I heard you secretly have 3 WiiU consoles and play system link on them....
Ohhh no its 3 apple tv's with 3 iPads...
Meh it could have been 3 kinect setups with the option of built in spy cams.
They have to do something about the uplay thing when buying a game from a friend and u can't be able to play online bcs the stupid code was already registered (Redeem code)
Alice: The Madness Returns is on sale till tomorrow for 5$ on steam!
Seeing you dressed as Alice (+ a friend of mine did to) just forced me into buying a copy!
@plark2 She looks adorable in it.
@plark2 and Kratos machete xD
They cant. Nintendo just doesn't have the resources that Sony and Microsoft has. To create a console like xbox one or Ps4 ,the companies spend 100's of millions in research and development.
They dont get that money back till many years in the consoles life span. So assume for a second that Nintendo did the same, and failed to sell enough consoles they will be dead in the water as they wont have the back up resources that MS and Sony have ( they can potentially funnel in capital from other departments, nintendo has no other department).
Making a powerful console that is affordable is a huge risk. as they are not profitable ( its the software they make money on). Nintendo however sell the consoles at a profit, so that they can start recouping their money from day one, its the only way they were able to stay in the business that long. Sega tried to make a powerful console with Dreamcast and look what happened to them.
Only way Nintendo can do what you said is if they partner up with Intel or Amd or nividia.That wont happen though.
@greenaj I agree. Unfortunately it looks like all of the next gen consoles are woefully underpowered.
@Scorpion1813 LOL!! No. Don't hate, appreciate. Those old policies are dead. Only ones M$ is thinking about are Family Sharing (which everyone wanted) & Digital Download gifting and selling.
@andybobbins16 lol if they multiplat zelda and mario, they'll go the way of sega, pretty sure thats the main reason why ANYBODY would get a nintendo console, without those being exclusives, theres very little reason to get a nintendo, i wouldn't mind one for zelda, mario, metroid, DK series, only when it drops to $150 - 200, but as it stands at $420 bit pricy for an underpowered console
@mystic_knight Meh it could have been 3 kinect setups with the option of built in spy cams.
...and these kind of comments come from mods.... SMH
@Cxera shit!!!! i was holding out for weeks for it to go on sale!!.......bought it last week for $20.
@soulcold now i hate HD
@soulcold Cheese doodles!
@soulcold stupid comment!!!
@soulcold you must be American
With the comments i see here it is pretty hard to assume someone is "jesting". It's safer to assume someone is trolling, especially when mentioning "spy cams". Happy gaming.