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WiiU Update: Only one touchscreen controller. Nintendo still has no idea how to do Online.

WiiU Update: Only one touchscreen controller. Nintendo still has no idea how to do Online.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had the following to say when asked about the possibility of two of the new touchscreen controllers: “Regardless of the technical question as to whether or not we could do that (use two of the new controllers), for the time being, we will focus on what we can do with a single new controller with the system.” “In the future, we may look at what other opportunities there are for gameplay and,...

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Can playing video games boost your career?

This Yahoo! HotJobs posting indicates that some of the leadership and strategy skills learned through gaming could cross over into your career and make you more successful in business.  I can see how particularly leadership and co-operation heavy games like MMOs could allow players to practice valuable skills online, but can playing WoW boost your career? “We’re finding that the younger people coming into the teams who have...

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Travis Baldree talks Torchlight MMO

Baldree told PC Gamer: Our vision is to have an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it.  It will have the same focus on relatively fast action: carving your way through the hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills.  The game has to be solo-able, but players will ahve to have skills that make them useful in a party and make them work together. Besides the fact that Baldree also mentions...

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PSP Go Mini Review

Here are my thoughts on the PSP Go: Too expensive (50 bucks more can get you a PS3!) Analog stick placement makes playing games uncomfortable, and makes for reaching to the D-Pad a chore. Can’t play all of the PSP games on it (some are not available for download) Downloading the games takes forever New plug for expansion accessories. Cannot replace the battery (no more Pandora’s Battery!!) Its made by Sony Related articles...

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Rubber Band AI == Evil

Image via Wikipedia When I think broken, cheating AI – I think MarioKart.  It’s the origin of the concept of ‘rubberband AI’ .  The computer will cheat and abuse the rules of the game if you gain a lead in order to maintain a closer race.  This means the computer’s kart can move faster than yours, they will get any item they need whenever they need it, and will perform in ways that a real player...

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