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Overrated and Underrated Video Games

Geek Juice Radio Episode 67
The hosts discuss overrated and underrated video games
With Alex Jowski, Kevin Daley, Charley McMullen and Dustin Kidd

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
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    February 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    About Nintendo, though this almost a year since you posted it, your forgetting that the 3DS is the best selling console right now. Also Sony and Microsoft are much more in debt than Nintendo is right now.

    Also Mario is not the same. Super Mario 64 is quite different from Super Mario World for example. In Super Mario World your going around completed level in a rows, going to checkpoint like in Super Mario Bros 1 – 3. In Super Mario 64 your exploring much bigger levels and collecting stars. In Super Mario Sunshine you are using a water machine to clean up pollution. In fact Sunshine was criticized by some for being a huge departure from 64. Galaxy uses gravity and new transformations that make it quite different from those 64 and Sunshine.

    The only games that are basically the same are the New Super Mario Bros games.

    Just my two cents.

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    February 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    One of the reasons why I don’t play many games today is because I don’t like how developers have tried to make games more like movies than actual games. The whole point of a game as far as I’m concerned is gameplay. Story can be good, but to me its an afterthought, and I do like getting investing in the characters as well.

    That’s actually one of the reasons why I like so many games by Nintendo. Their gameplay is generally excellent fun and addicting.

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    April 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Even at the time this was posted Nintendo was still very profitable (and continues to be) in the hardware market. The WiiU hasn’t been as successful as the Wii (which can be attributed to the Wii’s motion control gimmick and very low price) but over the past year sales have improved greatly due to there actually being software out for it. Also as has been mentioned the 3DS was and has basically been printing money for them and while not amazing the 2DS has become profitable.

    Also Sega left the console market because they were in very rough financial shape, basically writing the Saturn off as a total loss after 3 years (despite large success in japan) and then killing the Dreamcast off after only 3 years in the market (2 in the US). They did it not because they decided that they were not going to win that round in the console wars, they did it so they could just survive and to tell the truth Sega has not been doing all that well since. They have been primarily kept afloat by there pinball/arcade/pachinko (coinop) division that operates in Japan and the rest of the far east. In 2013 every division including coin op posted large losses and while Nintendo did post a loss for Q4 of 2013 they have so far in Q1 of 2014 has shown quite a bit of growth due to the holiday sales of the WiiU and 2DS covering manufacturing costs.

    I really don’t know where or why it became trendy to bag on Nintendo as a dying dinosaur that can’t compete in the market place, they’ve not only revived the industry but have survived in it since 1984 and have posted gains overall for every console generation (even the GC era). Something that both Microsoft and Sony have not been able to replicate, Sony almost took a bath on the PS3 and Microsoft ate the cost of the original Xbox. While I don’t believe that Sony or MS are disappearing for the console market anytime soon, they haven’t show the over all stability that Nintendo has.

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