GameCop vs. LameCop is a feature where Anthony and I argue about video game issues, playing the role of either the GameCop or the LameCop as we do so. We switch roles each time. The GameCop has your best interests as gamers at heart, while the LameCop is just what he sounds like: a total loser.
This week, we tackle several issues including Nintendo’s Wii Motion Plus, Ubisoft’s shady DLC and Sony’s penchant for starting the hype train too early.
Nintendo is updating their popular console with more precise waggling controls with WiiMotion Plus. What’s so special about it? It adds a 1-to-1 translation of movement from the play to the screen. Wasn’t the Wii already supposed to do this? Fair/foul?
This is a total foul move by Nintendo. I remember the first reports coming out about the Wii all those years ago talked about how sophisticated the controls were, that it could sense banking, turning, 1-to-1 translations of movement along 3d axes, etc. and apparently, this was all a cock and bull story concocted by the big N. This makes me feel even stupider for even pretending for one nanosecond that using that damn Wii-Mote was like actually using a tennis racket.
And really, how many of these things do you think Nintendo is going to push? They’ve already tricked people into buying 45 million of their consoles and copies of Wii Fit, what gimmick are they going to drop on the populace to get people to start springing for “BEST WAGGLEZ EVAR”?
Anthony will probably defend this to the death, because we all know of his love for the fake hoola hoops, but still. Give me a break.
Eddy, you should feel stupid and ashamed for such vulgar language like “cock and bull”. The WiiMotion is Nintendo finally saying, “Yes, we made a mistake and we would like to rectify it by having you put more money directly into our pockets”. Sure, Nintendo could go ahead and just send it the mail to us and finally deliver on their earlier promises, but why should they? They already admitted most of their gamers are functionally retarded with the whole wrist strap incident. I mean, I know not to let go of something I am swinging around, but how were all these new gamers supposed to know?
And besides, most people playing the Wii are not going to go out and buy this because they don’t care and won’t notice the difference. Until Nintendo starts making it where games
are unplayable without the Wii Motion…uh oh.
Ubisoft is releasing a DLC epilogue pack that officially ends the Prince of Persia story. Shouldn’t this have been, you know, part of the game?
This is a poke in the eye and a kick in the pants all at the same time.. Ubisoft is basically telling us that shipped the game unfinished. I don’t know about you, but I get enough of that from EA. Ubisoft better recognize that gamers have long memories and next time they release such a game, I can promise you that its sales will be poorer than the Prince’s were.
If they wanted to to DLC, thats awesome. Do Time Trials like Mirror’s Edge or new costumes or Challenge Rooms like Bioshock. Don’t charge us $20 bucks to see the ending to a game that we already paid for. Even George Lucas would not end Star Wars with a disclaimer telling us to go to some website or something to see the final battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan!
Eddy will probably love this idea because he loves paying fees online, like his XBox Live membership and his MILF-ilicious membership.
Are you kidding? Are you really that heartless, Anthony? See, where I come from, we believe in giving people second chances. Forgiveness, etc. This doesn’t just go for people, but also for game developers. Ubisoft is just trying to make up for what it did wrong, all at the cost of our dollars!
I mean, come on. Who doesn’t have twenty dollars to spend on DLC? For real, I throw that to homeless people on the street and use it for napkins when I go out to eat. Ubisoft is giving us more game, man. I don’t know about you, but I like having more game, and of course it’s going to cost some money. Really, I wouldn’t mind if developers just started cutting whole chunks out of games and then released them later as “the lost chapters”. That would be the best thing ever. In time.
Several high profile PS3 games still yet to be released were first shown off around 2005/2006. With Final Fantasy XIII pushed to 2010 (and possibly God of War 3, if rumors are true), should Sony calm down with the hype train and wait until these games are further in development?
Oh, goody, another chance for me to rip on Sony and its numerous blunders this generation. The crazy thing about seeing Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5, and Final Fantasy XIII about 3 or 4 years ago is that none of those games have even been released yet! You want to know what MS and Nintendo were showing when Sony was telling us about GT 5? Kameo. Twilight Princess. Viva Pinata. Seriously. Hell, we got a Halo 3 trailer in 2006 and the game in 2007. We didn’t know when Gears of War 2 was coming until around March of 2008!
Why oh why, Sony, do you start this painful train so early? You’re creating several versions of Home for yourself over and over again. When you start telling people about something 4 years in advance, they lose interest. And once those games show up, you don’t even know what to do with them. I swear, up to this point, finding a PS3 exclusive is like looking for WMD’s in Iraq. I’m sure Anthony will find the fanboy power within to defend this kind of shameless hyping. I will prepare myself for the deluge.
Eddy, don’t you watch Fox News? We found the WMDs!
Look, let’s not glance past the fact that internet is run on hype and Sony is just giving people what they want: a reason to live past this holiday season. Or next holiday season. Or whenever the hell they get around to finishing these games.
Sony shows these trailers because they know the games will come out eventually and if it is delayed, so what? Have you ever known anyone to NOT buy a game because of a delay? Or would you rather Square Enix crap out an unfinished product like Ubisoft and then charge us for the final boss fight? Sure the world was an entirely different place back when these games were announced, but one thing hasn’t changed and that is my desire to play them. Sony’s hype machine is just ahead of the curve and any projected timeline of actual completion, but they want their consumers to know that the good stuff is coming. Anticipation makes the heart grow fonder and the wallet more likely to shell out $60 bucks.
Now that you’ve seen the GameCop vs LameCop stance, what are your thoughts on these issues?