Has Gamespot given up on the Wii?

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#1 Makedonijo
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The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.
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#2 Corvidae
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The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.Makedonijo

Well, lets face it... the Wii has had much to write about since Smash Bros. Come on, E3! Show me something special!

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#3 doctores143
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Yea but what about rock band wii and wiiware?
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#4 IronManRhino
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They gave up on wii a long time ago I think, like last year I believe, but who cares? The forums are the reason I'm constantly here, I stick to gonintendo for wii news.
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#5 x_SuperMario_x
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I gave up on GameSpot long before GameSpot gave up on the Wii. Their lack of WiiWare coverage and reviews has been nothing short of pitiful.
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#6 atoria56
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Gamspot is full of Xbox 360 fanboys and is filling up with PS3 fanboys. They act like since the Wii does not have graphics like the other two consoles that it should be considered less. How come most people don't even mention the Wii when it comes to the list of Next Gen systems (which is now Current Gen)?
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#7 Erebyssial
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Just use IGN and GoNintendo for news.

What IGN covers in one or two days is the same amount Gamespot covers in a few weeks.

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#8 cjm23
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I'll be reading up on a game on IGN, then about a week or two later, Gamespot will finally catch on. Ign and Gametrailers for reviews and news, Gamespot for forums. If GS didn't have the forums I'd be gone lol.
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#9 gamenerd15
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xbox fanboys I would agree, but ps3 fanboys not so much. Coverage on PS3 is also lacking.
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#10 NormanOfTorn
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Just use IGN and GoNintendo for news.

What IGN covers in one or two days is the same amount Gamespot covers in a few weeks.

Erebyssial

Exactly, IGN has something new every few hours; Gamespot has something new about every week. The only reason I am still here at Gamespot is because I think Gamespot has better reviews then at IGN (Gamespot gives lower scores to Wii games then IGN does, so a lot of the time they are more of the deciding factor.)

IGN definitely has better game coverage then Gamespot, except for Game conventions like E3 where Gamespot is far better.

Maybe Gamespot will come to their senses and realize that there are a lot of Wii gamers here at Gamespot.

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#11 gamenerd15
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Gamespot gives everything a lower score than everybody else. Look at Fire Emblem. That game wasn't the greatest, but it was better than a 6. This isn't Wii related, but how can you knock off point of Gran Turismo 5 prologue for being a prologue when it says it is right on the box?
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#12 rgsniper1
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I just logged into the forums and have looked at exactly 3 threads in the Wii section. Every single one of them has out of no where made the random statement about 360 fanboys. I really think the wii forums need to refocus back to talking about the wii. At this point I might as well just head over to the 360 side and get the full scoop for as much wii talk as I'm seeing here.

I mean honestly someone can say what do you think about Mario Kart and I can expect the reply will be "360 fanboys don't like it because they think it looks to kiddy with sub par graphics".

Just an observation I thought I would put out there.

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#13 Mastergamer27
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Just use IGN and GoNintendo for news.

What IGN covers in one or two days is the same amount Gamespot covers in a few weeks.

Erebyssial
Exactly, I go to IGN for News, game coverage, and reviews, and GS for forums.
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The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.Makedonijo

What exactly do you want them to cover?

Lego Indiana Jones is the best thing new for the Wii (even though it's multi-platform) next to Boom Blox (which I've heard really good things about).

Nintendo likes to be really tight lipped about cool new things coming out tlater this year, in effect keeping everyone in the dark. Unfortunately that includes any potential new Wii owners who may be sitting on the fence undecided about what console to buy.

Do you go with the console(s) that are offering lots of amazing games later this year, or do you go with the console that is offering...who knows? They haven't let anyone know.

And don't get me wrong, I love my Wii. That's why I got Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii as opposed to another console. I just don't blame Gamespot for not advertising Wii coverage when there's nothing new to cover.

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#16 NALDOxCORE
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I think Gamespot has acknowledged that everyone only comes here for the forums.
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#17 chris3116
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For the news, I go to IGN or GoNintendo.

For the reviews, I go with IGN. Since the 10 for Tony Hawk Pro Skaters 3, GameSpot lost me in reviews.

For the forums, it's here. IGN's forums suck since you have to be an insider to quote somebody.

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#18 superdance14
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Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah... Gamespot actually cared about the Wii for a time? Where was I?
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#19 ineedmoney555
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you can get way more information from the forums than the wii section. I think more people should use nintendoeverything for wii news, ive found them to be even quicker than ign, though not always as expansive

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#20 gamer6464
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They stilll havent even reviewed all of the launch wiiware games.
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[QUOTE="Makedonijo"]The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.chefstubbies

What exactly do you want them to cover?

Lego Indiana Jones is the best thing new for the Wii (even though it's multi-platform) next to Boom Blox (which I've heard really good things about).

Nintendo likes to be really tight lipped about cool new things coming out tlater this year, in effect keeping everyone in the dark. Unfortunately that includes any potential new Wii owners who may be sitting on the fence undecided about what console to buy.

Do you go with the console(s) that are offering lots of amazing games later this year, or do you go with the console that is offering...who knows? They haven't let anyone know.

And don't get me wrong, I love my Wii. That's why I got Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii as opposed to another console. I just don't blame Gamespot for not advertising Wii coverage when there's nothing new to cover.

Um Idk, have a look at IGN and see all the stuff they covered, then you'll get the idea.

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#22 chefstubbies
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[QUOTE="chefstubbies"]

[QUOTE="Makedonijo"]The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.cjm23

What exactly do you want them to cover?

Lego Indiana Jones is the best thing new for the Wii (even though it's multi-platform) next to Boom Blox (which I've heard really good things about).

Nintendo likes to be really tight lipped about cool new things coming out tlater this year, in effect keeping everyone in the dark. Unfortunately that includes any potential new Wii owners who may be sitting on the fence undecided about what console to buy.

Do you go with the console(s) that are offering lots of amazing games later this year, or do you go with the console that is offering...who knows? They haven't let anyone know.

And don't get me wrong, I love my Wii. That's why I got Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii as opposed to another console. I just don't blame Gamespot for not advertising Wii coverage when there's nothing new to cover.

Um Idk, have a look at IGN and see all the stuff they covered, then you'll get the idea.

Well I just looked there...and obviously I must be missing something you're not. What exactly are they covering there that isn't here?

And please be more descriptive than "Idk".

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#23 cjm23
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[QUOTE="cjm23"][QUOTE="chefstubbies"]

[QUOTE="Makedonijo"]The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.chefstubbies

What exactly do you want them to cover?

Lego Indiana Jones is the best thing new for the Wii (even though it's multi-platform) next to Boom Blox (which I've heard really good things about).

Nintendo likes to be really tight lipped about cool new things coming out tlater this year, in effect keeping everyone in the dark. Unfortunately that includes any potential new Wii owners who may be sitting on the fence undecided about what console to buy.

Do you go with the console(s) that are offering lots of amazing games later this year, or do you go with the console that is offering...who knows? They haven't let anyone know.

And don't get me wrong, I love my Wii. That's why I got Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii as opposed to another console. I just don't blame Gamespot for not advertising Wii coverage when there's nothing new to cover.

Um Idk, have a look at IGN and see all the stuff they covered, then you'll get the idea.

Well I just looked there...and obviously I must be missing something you're not. What exactly are they covering there that isn't here?

And please be more descriptive than "Idk".

Ok, just take a look at the Wii section on IGN. Scroll down to the Wii's update list.

They blow GS outta the water. IGN has so many exclusive hands-on articles, i.e. The Conduit, Guitar Hero 4, Madden 09, not to mention a butt-load of videos, i.e Deadly Creatures, Madden 09. GS never has hands-on exclusive articles for Wii games. Here's some examples on IGN. Madden 09, Mario Super Sluggers, COD: World at War, SimCity Creator, Deadly Creatures, Top Spin 3, and many more.

It takes GS FOREVER to put up a review of a Wii game. IGN has almost all of them the day they come out, or a couple of days after.

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#24 SMR-Venom
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Just use IGN and GoNintendo for news.

What IGN covers in one or two days is the same amount Gamespot covers in a few weeks.

Erebyssial

What he said,

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#25 Wild_Card
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meh GS has been going down hill IMHO at a slow rate for the last 2 years. alot of there reviews/previews just are not fun to read and thay are only barly informative. the forums well thaywould be great if not for alot of the mods/admins being jack booted forum natzies. seems like every time a realy great game comes out and gives us something fun to talk about thay make some sticky that very quickly becomes over saturated and imposable to realy get much out of. And if you make a thread thay lock it up and take away points. lameO. While troll threads seem to carry on for 2 and more pages before thay if thay step in. I love the features of GS. i like the emblem and point system ect but the people in charghe is IMHO takeing away alot of the fun. I have started to switch to IGN more and more.

As far as the qustion from the TC. i dont think its realy a matter of GS giveing up on the Wii. i Think its more to do with there not realy being a whole lot to talk about for the Wii right now. But even still i supose compaired to IGN it seems like thay are not realy tring. Not just with Ninty but iv noticed with PS3 as well. look how long after IGN it took them to get up a MGS4 review.

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#26 zaku101
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Gamespot hasn't truly given up on the Wii. There just isn't anything new to talk about on the Wii. Once E3 hits the pages will be loaded.
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#27 lolag
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Ehh last year was bad too during this time frame. They had E3 coverage in August and early september i recall
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#28 Zombie_Eric
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What exactly would you want them to cover? The last big release was Mario Kart Wii in April and so little is known about the next wave of big releases. Meanwhile, GTA4 came out for the 360 and PS3 and Metal Gear Solid 4 came out for the PS3. So if you had all three systems, wouldn't you be neglecting the Wii a little right now, too?
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#29 Rocky32189
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Stick to IGN.
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#30 gamerkid600
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They stilll havent even reviewed all of the launch wiiware games.gamer6464

They didn't even review Dragon Ball Z BT3 Yet and that game came out in 2007.

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#31 remmbermytitans
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I don't think they've given up not at all. But I'm kinda sad that they aren't doing more Tournaments and Game Nights. I guess that's up to me and my union. :D
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#32 GamerJM
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GameSpot as a whole is going through a rough time right now.
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#33 Minishdriveby
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I'm still waiting for the freaking Blast Works Review.
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#35 Minishdriveby
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I'm still waiting for the freaking Blast Works Review.Minishdriveby

GS must have heard my rant cause the review is up and they gave it a 8.0

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#36 XDXDXDXDXDXDXD
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Usually when someone brings news to the forums, its comes from IGN. IGN is up-to-date with everything before Gamspot even realized it existed. Gamespot has a lot of catching up to do
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I think they should just start stealing info from other websites.
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#38 JordanElek
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GameSpot as a whole is going through a rough time right now. GamerJM

Exactly. They've had random staff members and freelancers doing a large chunk of Wii reviews, mostly for VC and WiiWare stuff, until recently. The big Wii games are still handled by seasoned staff members, though, and the reviews for those are usually up in a timely manner.

IGN has so many exclusive hands-on articles, i.e. The Conduit, Guitar Hero 4, Madden 09, not to mention a butt-load of videos, i.e Deadly Creatures, Madden 09. GS never has hands-on exclusive articles for Wii games.cjm23

"Exclusive" means that only IGN has that information. You do realize that exclusive information isn't just given to them because they're cool. Gamespot has always been very cautious when it comes to accepting deals from publishers concerning editorial content, even before the whole fiasco last year. Gamespot flat-out refuses any and all offers for exclusive pre-release reviews, for example.

I've ragged on the GS editors for awhile for being pretty unsavvy when it comes to the Wii, but they almost always give respect where respect is due.

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#39 StarkJJ
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The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.Makedonijo

A lack of games worth mentioning will do that to a site. Not talking trash..I own a Wii and am VERY FRUSTRATED with the complete lack of quality I'm seeing. I've given up on Wii until they give me a reason to care...The Conduit? That game is still soooo far away. So I guess it's "Lego Indiana Jones" for awhile...sigh.

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#40 Makedonijo
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does anyone else find it funny the day after I posted this they changed the headline lmao
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#41 demontium
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[QUOTE="Makedonijo"]The headline on the wii news has been lego indiana jones for 1-2 weeks i dont know what is up with this we demand a change.Corvidae

Well, lets face it... the Wii has had much to write about since Smash Bros. Come on, E3! Show me something special!

thats total BS IGN has done tons

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#42 demontium
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Gamespot hasn't truly given up on the Wii. There just isn't anything new to talk about on the Wii. Once E3 hits the pages will be loaded.zaku101

thats not true

plenty has gone on look at other sites besides GS

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#43 beat89
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Y'all gotta remember that GS has seen a major exodus of editors recently 5 or six senior guys since November, and I don't think they've re-hired to full capacity yet. Gotta have some pity on the guys when pretty much all their good writers walked out the door. A content drought is understandable.
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#44 Erebyssial
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Ok, for all those arguing "There isn't much news involving the Wii right now anyway"

Some recent IGN updates:

Rock Band Review

Wario Land Dated For Europe, Nintendo's Summer Schedule

Mario Sluggers AU Hands-On

Mario Sluggers US Hands-On

Deadly Creatures Preview, 7 New Videos

5 New Mario Sluggers Videos

And lots more GS hasn't covered, including VC and WiiWare reviews.

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#45 SSBFan12
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Now they are but until after E3 I betta they can't wait.
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#46 Legend-of-Evil
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Meh, online ignorance, it happens
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#47 firefox59
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To have given up on the Wii it would have had to give it a chance in the first place. Which GS never did....
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#48 kbaily
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Everyone likes to call this place "Microspot" if that's any indication.