Not a chance any of those games will turn their losses around. Nintendo gambled once on casual gamers and piss-poor tech with the Wii. It worked for a few years — until all the casual gamers discovered smartphones and tablets. Then if flopped. The fact Nintendo NOT ONLY didn't recognize the Wii brand was out of favor,… » 7/30/14 6:02am Today 6:02am

I was hoping SOMEONE would mention all three of your suggestions. Especially the first. I will not buy this game if I'm not able to play it offline. Online is fine, but sometimes my Internet is down, or PSN is down, or Bungie's servers are down and not being able to play at all — even in single-player — is not… » 7/29/14 2:22am Yesterday 2:22am

So ridiculous Sony never released a gameplay trailer. Not to mention no advance reviews. Or even in-game screen-shots. Just some tweets from Naughty Dog employees saying, "Believe the hype" and "this is what next-gen should look like" (paraphrasing). Someone else got their hands on the game early and it looks almost… » 7/27/14 10:16pm Sunday 10:16pm

The distrust seems universal. Looking at these pics, I do think they are shooting the exact same woman, over and over again. But I do not think that's any different than what many of us have seen in the United States. Does that make it right? Of course not. But pretty people are pretty ... even in bad weather. » 7/23/14 6:51am 7/23/14 6:51am

In spite of myself, I've gotten sort of addicted to this stupid game. The story sucks. The voice acting is mediocre. Chat support beyond two other players isn't even an option (which really bugs me). 1080p aside, the graphics are last-gen (even on next-gen consoles). The framerate ranges from 30FPS (which is pretty… » 7/22/14 7:11pm 7/22/14 7:11pm

Ah ... I HATE that this is now separate from Kotaku. Can no longer recommend a game or deal specifically after the deal now. Have to just comment below, where what I write gets buried, unless I'm one of the first commenters, which I almost never am as I am working when deals are first posted. » 7/18/14 8:49pm 7/18/14 8:49pm

Same with PS4, already. Party chat destroyed multiplayer. Imagine the people who just started online gaming with Xbone and PS4. Who are they going to "party chat" with? The people I party chat with are people I met playing games back when "regular chat" was the way chatting in multiplayer worked. » 7/18/14 8:36pm 7/18/14 8:36pm

Sadly, it's the only thing about the game (at least the Beta) that's any good at all. Which may be why it's distracting. It's the only element worth noticing. This really, really feels like an MMO to me. And I'm sure anyone who buys it will be paying for it like it's an MMO (plus the $60 launch price and mandatory PSN… » 7/18/14 8:31pm 7/18/14 8:31pm

The Falcon's was the clumsiest introduction in comic book movie history. Would anyone who didn't follow the comics even understand where this guy came from, how he joined the team and how he was suddenly flying around? Mickey Mouse Marvel sucks and ever since Disney bought the studio the movies have ranged from… » 7/17/14 2:09am 7/17/14 2:09am