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How can Nintendo reverse its fortunes?

“A good reputation is hard-won and easily lost. But the lost reputation has invariably been given away by the actions of the holder, rather than been taken away by somebody else.” – Colin Beveridge With the lacklustre reception that has greeted the Wii U upon its arrival 15 months ago (5.86 million units shipped worldwide), it’s safe to say that the Wii U is an undesired flop. Even blockbuster exclusives like Mario 3D World and the eagerly anticipated Mario Kart 8 have done little to inspire confidence in the format. Together with this, Nintendo have also delivered the double whammy of bad news as they’ve announced that sales for...

Prankster101 Productions Podcast – Episode 28

For Episode 28, and at Eurogamer Expo 2013, I interviewed Sanatana Mishra of Witch Beam, and who is currently working on Assault Android Cactus – a cute little Japanese influenced downloadable twin-stick shooter that is being released for PC / Mac / Linux PS4 / PS Vita and Wii U this year. During our delightful conversation, Sanatana spoke at length about his game, and also ended up speaking about Nintendo, retro and RPG games. Enjoy the interview. Opening Intro – “I AM” Written, composed, recorded, and mastered by Jack Waterman, AKA Electric Children. Used by kind permission of Electric Children. Subscribe here: iTunes (enhanced) – RSS (enhanced)

Prankster101 Productions Podcast – Episode 27

For Episode 27, and at this year’s Eurogmaer Expo, I interviewed Simon Read of New Star Games. During the interview, Simon Read talks about his favourite football games, the level of success which New Star Soccer has had in the marketplace, and where he expects the game can go from here. Enjoy the interview. Opening Intro – “I AM” Written, composed, recorded, and mastered by Jack Waterman, AKA Electric Children. Used by kind permission of Electric Children. Subscribe here: iTunes (enhanced) – RSS (enhanced)

Eurogamer Expo 2013 (in pictures)

Here are a few photos from this year’s Eurogamer Expo. They’re a little late, but I guess it’s better to be late than to not turn up to the party at all…

Prankster101 Productions Podcast – Episode 26

For Episode 26, and at this year’s Gamescom, I interviewed Rami Ismail of Vlameer. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve interviewed Rami before, and one of the things I really like about him is that he talks a good talk. During our conversation, Rami Ismail talks about Vlambeer’s upcoming games – Wasteland Kings (now known as Nuclear Throne) and Luftrausers. Rami also talks about the indie scene and its parallels with the bedroom coder scene of the 80′s, issues pertaining to cloning game concepts, the departure of Phil Fish and other developers who have been forced out due to harassment from the games community. Finally, we also...

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