GS News - Wii Sports HD, new EA CEO, Sega buys Atlus

In this episode of GS News, Chris talks about the upcoming Wii Sports HD addition, Andrew Wilson talking about himself as the new EA CEO, Sega buys Atlus parent co, GTA V breaks records and Microsoft exploring "hundreds" of Xbox One TV show ideas.

Discussion

57 comments
deafwing
deafwing

PA CHIN KO RORORORORORORORORORORO :D

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Thank goodness Atlus was saved. Hee Hee Chris Watters in a headband is so cute :3

Madjik2k2
Madjik2k2

Sega acquired Atlas?  I really hope they don't ruin Persona.  The track record for Phantasy Star kinda speaks for itself... 

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

I feel my money being drained away...

Wait, I can just say no to Wii Sports, right?

nate1222
nate1222

With Sega now owning Atlus, maybe we'll see some PC ports of Atlus' games. I'd love to see Persona 3 or Catherine on Steam. Word.

Amdisity
Amdisity

Wait...where do I put the comments again?

kbaily
kbaily

Well now fanboys can stop freaking out since Sega bought Atlus. God knows everyone panicked because Nintendo almost bought them and *gasp* the WiiU would've have good exclusive JRPGs and people might have actually had to buy one to play it. THE HORROR!! (sarcasm)

metalblinga
metalblinga

the only thing good about nintendo nowadays is their handheld console, except for the 2ds

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

$10 dollars is a little too high, especially for something that you can buy for the wii for say $20 with the whole collection.
Nintendo need to take a leaf out of apples book and start selling $0.99 titles and in app purchases, because some of these titles don't have the value they once did especially when people compare them to apps and current gen and next gen products on other systems
(say doesn't GTA5 have tennis in its game?!)

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

Guys can learn something from him

laugm
laugm

Now, if only we could 'Kinect' control the characters in a TV show...

jark888
jark888

GTA5 offers much more, better sports(compared to Wii Sport) as mini NEW games for $60 or so. In fact, it offers one of the best value in terms of entertaining quality, contents, and overall improvement in video gaming industry which should be the reason behind over $800 million sell in 24 hrs.

blackace
blackace

Nintendo should have just released Wii Sports Club as a $25 retail game. I'm not going to pay another $50 or a HD version of the game. Nintendo can bite me.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

I'm glad Sega was able to save Atlus, which is a great company.


On Wii Sports Club, the pricing scheme does seem a little expensive, but I personally would be glad to buy Bowling and Tennis for $20 for online multi player. I think Nintendo is trying to do what any company does, and that is to milk Money. I wouldn't put it past Sony and Microsoft to do the same thing with their games (in fact Microsoft is doing a similar pricing scheme for the Xbone Killer Instinct but I guess since that is a hardcore game that has a higher perceived value than a casual game like Wii Sports among most of the visitors and commentators on this site).

superbuuman
superbuuman

don't care about the new Wii Sport..it is sad that its pretty much the same thing that you can still get on Wii..well besides the HD which is meh since its still simple graphics.. $10 per game each forget it, I guess if you're new to it, its good..but I think that market would have already been saturated when Wii was release.

miranda246
miranda246

First of all I'll extend my arms and clap for Nintendo. 

Wii Sports has been good to them financially, ever since its original launch with the release of the Wii, and it's not surprising to see them trying to benefit with this new presentation in their sports universe.

I've never been a fan of Wii Sports myself, the problem mainly being that with Wii Sports, your money is thrown towards a product that has no substance in the midst of substance. If that confuses you, don't worry. And I won't ignore that Wii Sports is a great idea in the bubbles of interactivity. Not only with a console that profited from the use of its revolutionary (and for the most part successful) motion control scheme, but with its ease of use and simple matchmaking for players in a game that bred multiplayer purpose.

But the title was never sizable enough for me to become committed to the idea. And when you put something out on the market that's supposed to live through subsequent options or renditions, COMMITTED is what your players need to be. The obvious addition to content, in mechanic, in sound, in inspired presentation all make believers of a product come back for more, or at the very least sniffing for a sample. I get that "Club" introduces new games?, and I also get that Wii Sports has to look and feel like Wii Sports, but it's not enough for me.

There are too many other appealing waves in the industry, coming with the new era or having already passed me by, for me to drop money into something that I don't think will differ substantially from the original.

That's the core of the fruit right there, I get that this is an HD remake, shut up right? I get that Nintendo is just trying to milk a game that served them well, with a new and "download now, buy later" format. But that's F2P 101 right there, brother. And while that isn't what "Club"s about, it doesn't excite me at all. 

Of course, every word in this comment comes from a dude that didn't care for it in the first place. (...shit was fun though, I'll stand by that)

But XBOX One TV shows? ...not a bad concept.  

Revl8n
Revl8n

TV sucks. Welcome to the 20th century Microsoft. Although it is a step forward compared to Windows.

asclepiusx
asclepiusx

50 bucks for wii sports????  DOUBLEYOUTEAEFF

riotinto876
riotinto876

I must give it to you chris, you're really getting better at this.

ahpuck
ahpuck

More IPs for SEGA to ruin. After playing Skyrim as a werewolf, it downed on me what a great open world game Altered Beast could be, if only SEGA had the will to. Imagine an ancient Greece adventure, with your character turning into all kind of beast to fight his enemies. SEGA, wake up buddies, you used to be so awesome not a decade ago.

vongroove
vongroove

All 10 Wii owners on one server? Can the servers handle it?

jcopp72
jcopp72

WiiSports Scheme is exactly that a scheme.

simplesurf7
simplesurf7

Trying to make WiiSports a free to play-ish thing is a turnoff. $10 is too expensive simply for an hd upgrade. 

They could add way more depth and features for their asking price (its sports after all), or charge 1/2 as much at most (kinda like kinect sports). Btw I love wii sports

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Wii Sports pricing scheme = stupid; just LET ME BUY THE FREAKING GAME!

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

So, I guess this is the beginning of the end for Atlus?

Verenti
Verenti

I wouldn't want any interactivity in my TV programmes. This is why I play videogames.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wii sports...really?!?!?! is ninty trying to troll

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@Madjik2k2 

Very true but one thing is for sure Sega is still around today.  Not many developers can say the same so I personally am hoping all the talented employees who work for atlas see much more success in the future with Sega.

neroist
neroist

@nate1222Agarest: Generations of War was just put onto Steam. Testing the JTRPG waters on Steam I hope it sales well. So that Sega will follow suit with Atlus's gigantic library of TRPG ips.

nate1222
nate1222

@kbaily I'm waiting for Sega to port Persona 3 & 4, and Catherine to PC.

[keeps checking Steam for news on it]

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@cousinmerl Yeah, I feel like this is kind of a move towards that app store pricing window, but they've still got a ways to go.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@JaxxRaxor I think I would go for golf, and maybe bowling. Last time I played that tennis game, I strained my shoulder and my friend thwacked me in the elbow.

miranda246
miranda246

And yes, I can safely bet that PLENTY of folks would love to steer shows the way they might possibly want them to play out. How many times have you shouted, "No! Don't go that way?" to a character or avatar that you grew to care about? Having Master Chief choose to lose his shattered leg and beat something senseless with it (at the swipe or flick of your hand no doubt. Kinect, I'm lookin' at you!) is just an example of choices that people could make with original content. This idea sounds phenomenal.

nighterrorx
nighterrorx

@Revl8n I agree, TV  sucks...but more than that -- the current model is what sucks -- TV delivery is what needs to change. More On Demand -- and less of these f*cking show reality crap. How many Singing shows do we really need ? :) 

keviac
keviac

@riotinto876 hes so energetic and funny. i love it. Jess was... Hot, pretty much it.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Diablo-B Given that their previous owner was bankrupt, maybe it's more of a postponement of the end?

simplesurf7
simplesurf7

@Diablo-B  The same thought ran through my mind. Say it ain't so...but I'm all for being proven wrong on this one. 

nate1222
nate1222

@neroist @nate1222 Yeah. I just saw it on the Steam Store page.

Also, eXceed has been bringing Japanese titles to Steam over the past couple of years. Hell, eXceed has been bringing DRM-free version of some games to GamersGate too.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@miranda246 You may say, "Don't go the way," but do you really not want them to go that way? There'd be no scare! The challenge for producers is to make interactive options interesting, and I think we're going to see some duds before cool stuff surfaces.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@nighterrorx @Revl8n 

If someone could come up with an adblock in real-time for t.v then I may actually watch it.  Till then I'll rather game out or catch the news on the net.

Btw, tevo or whatever its called isn't an add block just throwing it out there...