Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman says Nintendo's current management team "do not understand modern gaming".
Adelman, a developer liaison who left Nintendo in August 2014, has been outspoken about the company since his departure. He claimed to have been issued a social media gag order after he described the "Wii U" name as "abysmal".
In a new interview with Dromble, Adelman gave his view on why Nintendo is so slow to adopt new trends in gaming.
“They’re very traditional, and very focused on hierarchy and group decision making,” said Adelman.
“Unfortunately, that creates a culture where everyone is an advisor and no one is a decision maker – but almost everyone has veto power. Even Mr. Iwata is often loathe to make a decision that will alienate one of the executives in Japan.”
Free-to-play online multiplayer shooter APB Reloaded is on its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
It is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2015, and like the PC version will contain microtransactions.
An Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required on Xbox One, but PlayStation 4 owners can play it without PlayStation Plus.
Microsoft has said it is exploring the possibility of streaming PC games to the living room via Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the Xbox app for Windows 10, which will allow users to stream Xbox One exclusives to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Microsoft demonstrated Forza Motorsport 5 being played on a Surface Pro 3 tablet.
In a session after the reveal, Xbox lead Phil Spencer said Microsoft is looking at streaming in the other direction as well.
The second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones adventure game series will be released at the start of February.
To coincide with the announcement, Telltale has released a new teaser video and a story synopsis that you'll probably want to avoid if you haven't played episode one yet.
Game of Thrones will be released on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4, on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and February 5 for iOS.
Yesterday, Microsoft announcement that Fable Legends would be compatible across PC and Xbox One. Now, the company has promised that more of the games it publishes will be cross-platform.
In a recap of yesterday's Windows 10 reveal on Xbox Wire, Mcirosoft said, “Today we announced that we are bringing Fable Legends to Windows 10 PCs, day-and-date with the Xbox One version in 2015.
“This means Fable fans running Windows 10 will be able to play against their fellow gamers on Xbox One. It’s the same game, in the same world, on the same map.
Sega today announced that its cult survival horror hit Alien: Isolation had passed one million sales.
“It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move,” said creative lead Alistair Hope. “We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play. We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”
Nonetheless, the critically hailed Isolation sold much slower than the critically lambasted Aliens: Colonial Marines.
EA has revealed the final multiplayer mode in Battlefield Hardline, called Crosshair.
Crosshair is a new competitive mode. In it, a former criminal has turned state’s witness is on the run from his former crew. The criminals are trying to kill the rat, while the cops are trying to get him out. As in Rescue, players will only have one life per round.
A beta for Battlefield Hardline will begin soon. It will come to all platforms and will feature two modes, Conquest and Hotwire.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox One exclusives can be streamed to Windows 10 PCs and tablets via a new app. The tech giant also announced new augmented reality technology in the pipeline.
The Xbox One app displays friends' gamertags, allows you to comment and message friends and allows for voice chat across devices. The app lists your Steam games alongside your Xbox One games. Xbox One games can be streamed over a local network. It includes DVR technology that enables users to capture gameplay footage, edit and share it online.
In addition, the app will allow for cross-platform play between select titles. Lionhead's Lauran Carter demonstrated this with the studio's upcoming title Fable Legends, now also confirmed for PC.
Not quite a year after it launched on PC, Zenimax is dropping the subscription requirement from The Elder Scrolls Online.
To reflect the change, the game's name will be changed to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Zenimax expects subscription-free play to be available on PC and Mac from March 17, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when the game launches on June 9.
“By combining two very different playstyles and providing some surprising depth, Evolve just might be the multiplayer game to look out for this year.”
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