- Written by E-Media Pro
- Category: Games
- Published: 22 July 2014
The Nintendo Wii U was released with a lot of hope and fanfare; early adopters found out quickly that it had one great downfall – a lack of games. The initial release featured all the usual Nintendo classic games, such as Super Mario Brothers and Nintendo Land, the problem is that these games weren’t up to maximizing the capability of the hardware and controllers of Wii U to make the console worth the cost. It had one of the lowest first year sales reporting’s of any recently released Nintendo console product.
What Went Wrong in its Freshman Year?
Wii U hit the drawing boards back in 2008 and was supposed to represent a culmination of the Wii line, integrating the Wii pad controllers with standard controllers, and the only then dreamed of Miiverse social network system. By the time it got close to its release date, gamers were excited to hear it was going to feature high definition graphics and extend play within the Nintendo Universe.
The full integration of the Miiverse made it promise to rival the Xbox communications system as well. Unfortunately, while the hardware was in great shape, the library of games that could be accessed with the Wii U wasn’t up to what it could do. Granted you could invest in optical discs for more solid play, the standard Nintendo games and graphics weren’t upgraded to match the high definition promise of the console system.
Is Wii U Still Viable?
The next year, it saw the release of Fatal Frame, Project Super Robot, Project Guard and a more fully integrated painting game. These games don’t just maximize the graphical capacity of the Wii U, but they have also been revamped or designed specifically to use the controller and consoles that make it potentially so great. The stylus integration, and the off network play capacity also are triggered with this next generation of games specific to this console.
What to Expect
Whether or not a gaming console that barely sold 3 million units in its first year will survive remains to be seen. Nintendo has a very loyal fan base for its Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda series and it is still working to build a strong fan base for the Wii activity games. The new games offer a hybrid of game styles that just might appeal to more users. The integration of stylus use and the activity sensor pad might make it appeal to parents with younger children that they want to be engaged with games, but to also maintain a higher level of activity.
Gamers from all walks of life are holding out for Wii U to graduate into the big leagues, brushing off the first year as just business as usual with companies rolling out products that are nowhere near ready to stand on their own. This second year may prove to be the jumpstart for Wii U that will put it at the top of everyone’s list.
- Written by E-Media Pro
- Category: Games
- Published: 04 April 2014
Minecraft is known for its addictive nature. Try it once and you would never feel like bidding a goodbye to the game. Explore a world of creation and imagination. If you love block games like Legos, then this is the best game to prove your dexterity in this sandbox game. You can play this game online or offline; play alone or with your friends. This is not only about fighting for survival and includes crafting, building structures and more. Only your imagination is the limitation to what you can do. The best thing about the game is that you can change everything about the game, even the coding itself. This is not available in any of the games of the big companies. Download and install the mods and start changing any aspect of the game, from the speed to the graphics. Or you can learn how to create custom modifications and share it with the world.
You can enjoy the ultimate game when you play Minecraft online. This is a game far past development and has versions for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and mobile devices. NPC’s (non playable characters) don’t exist in the game so it can feel repetitive at times and you may lose some fun if you find this irksome. Many people stick to the game for hours and if the game looks barren and the landscapes lose the fun element, then the game would no longer continue to be addictive. There is however a cure to this dilemma. You need to play Minecraft online with friends or other players. You need to play the game on the Minecraft servers, which usually offer a much wider variety of modes, maps, and things to do in general. This means that there are other people who can help you build massive creations, or go against you and try to kill you in a PvP (player versus player) battle. You can proudly present your creations to other online gamers as well. When other players create the game worlds, the entire territory becomes different as each level is unique. You can see that the landscape offer unlimited variations, because the landscapes are the results of the imaginations of the other players.
Again, there is a hindrance when it comes to playing online. When you want to play the game on the online servers, there are a few things to consider. The first is about finding a compatible server that you find interesting. You need to choose the suitable server for you. The requirement may be a PvP or an RPG (role playing game) server and this is based completely on your choice. When you choose the servers, you need to consider about the flexibility of the rules. With the tougher rules, you can see that it is not possible to craft what you like and there is no complete control of things in your environment.
When you want to pick the server to play Minecraft, be cautious. A lot of spamming goes around online because people want you to join their server instead. The biased reviews and spam contests may direct you to the servers that do not fit your requirements. The best way to find reliable servers is to look for real user reviews or checking a server list. Check with other online players about the experiences in choosing the server. Remember, it is about having fun that matters a lot. A server that fits your requirements offers complete control over the game and exciting gameplay.