On this evolutionary edition of EBC we break down the debut footage from Evolve, debate Destiny’s potential domination, learn when we should watch for Watch Dogs and mech room for some delays. Plus, has Sony finally convinced the masses that we all need a PS Vitas? We attempt to get a life on this not-so-slim version of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: TIME TO GET A LIFE? Sony has been making a strong case for the PS Vita and recent announcements including a Slim version of the platform for release in the US and UK combine with word of Borderlands 2 and the God of War/Sly Cooper collections’ arrivals to beg the question - Is it finally time to pick up a PS Vita???
MEMBER: Israel Pacheco
I think there are a couple things Nintendo can do to turn things around for the company as a whole. The first one being, as you guys mentioned, bringing their games to mobile platforms. I would like to see two different types of games come to mobile. The first and most obvious being their back catalog of games from consoles such as the NES and SNES, and handhelds such as the GB and GBA. These games all have simple button configurations that could translate well to a touch screen. The second type of games would be short bite sized experiences using their characters like Mario. That way if you wanted a longer more fulfilling experience you can pick up a 3DS or a WiiU.
The second thing Nintendo can do is acquire companies like Sega/Sammy and Capcom to expand their first party exclusives roster. This can fill the gaps between Nintendo's in house studio releases. Characters like Sonic and Mega Man would appeal to a younger demographic, while series like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Persona would appeal to an older demographic.
P.S. Nice to hear you guys back! Keep kicking ass in 2014!