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7. Re: Op Ed Jan 27, 2013, 04:07 Flatline
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 26, 2013, 22:36:
Reading both this and the preceding article about Nintendos software announcements this week the guy is clearly on crack. Game announced 10 minutes ago? Must be vaporware. Wtf? Did the commonly accepted definition of the word change and I didn't get the memo? My understanding was it refers to products that continually miss release dates with little to no visible progress in development.

Of course he's on crack. He's advocating that gaming companies shouldn't pitch developing games a year or two in advance, because 30 years ago it took less than 6 months to produce most games.

If you don't pitch upcoming software, you don't move consoles, and you don't develop a big enough user base to attract more desirable titles. I point to the Vita and the PSP for textbook examples of what a shitty lineup of upcoming software will do for a system. If there were a half-dozen must have titles announced for the Vita tomorrow that generated real buzz, on the level of Pokemon or Zelda or Forza or whatever, then you'd see a much higher adoption rate of the system and probably some actual life in it (possibly... I have a feeling portable games like the 3ds and the vita are relics on the way out, like netbooks).
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