It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means? If you guessed Taco Tuesday, wrong (although I’m sure it’s Taco Tuesday somewhere in the world) – it’s actually the day that I chat games and the games industry with Glenn “Wammo” Williams on his Kiwi FM breakfast slot.
This morning we chatted about the state of Nintendo at the moment, given that from August 12, the company is dropping the price of its barely born 3DS handheld console from $450 to $343. That’s more than $100. Nintendo must be hurting at the moment.
We also surmised – and probably rightly so – that dedicated handhelds like the 3DS are feeling the pressure from the smartphone/mobile games market, especially given the low price point of many mobile games.
As usual, listen to the podcast, ponder what’s said and if you’re so inclined, leave a comment. Not many people know this but I read every comment that I get. I don’t have staff to read them. I read them personally. Sometimes I even reply to them (actually, I reply to all comments).
So, yeah, comment!
It’s been a long time between posts for Game Junkie 2.0 so apologies about that, but what we me heading to Dunedin last week then being in charge of production – and seemingly writing much of this week’s edition – of The Press’ Box tabloid for the past four weeks it’s been a hectic few weeks.
I played few games over the past couple of weeks, apart from replaying EA’s Mirror’s Edge and some Bastion (XBLA) so for your listening pleasure here is the latest edition of Well Played podcast , the New Zealand-based gaming podcast featuring myself and fellow gaming journos Julie Gray (@GamecultureNZ), Siobhan Keogh (@SiobhanKeoghNZ), Aylon Herbet (@Aylon133) and Chris Leggett (@Leggetron).
In this week’s episode, which is episode nine, Siobhan and Julie talk about their time with PlayStation 3-exclusive game Resistance 3, we argue which console has the best exclusives, we discuss whether Nintendo’s star is beginning to fade after poor 3DS sales and why do games based on movies generally suck.
I’ve listened to it and the only criticism that I can say is that it’s obvious that I’m talking over Skype while the others are in a room together so hopefully you don’t find it too bad.
Once again, if you’ve got any feedback leave a comment – good or bad.