It’s like Square Enix gets the working title for these games, and decides, “Eh, fuck it. We’ll just run with that.”
Well, my understanding (at least when it pertains to Zelda games Aonuma has directed), is that the official title tends to come very late in the development process. I suppose the internal working title they were running with could have given away more than they wanted to reveal. Read more
Kojima was notorious for having some off-the-wall batshit crazy ideas; and not like “so crazy it’s good.” Legitimately “this is genuinely awful, how the hell did you think this was a good idea?” sort of thing.
Man, you guys are really showing the Tenacity of the Millelith with some of these puns.
Granted, I can’t find any usage rates readily off-hand, but I would wager the overwhelming majority of players used two separate screens rather than the split screen feature.
If I had to guess, it’s less being able to get it to work more than getting it to work at a level of graphical fidelity and frame rate that gamers are demanding on hardware that simply isn’t capable of it.
Maybe fans WOULDN’T throw a fit over whatever graphical downgrade you want to envision, but I can also see why… Read more
Eh, they haven’t always “taken it.” The backlash has been real in some cases.
Translation: 343 wants to add microtransactions, and is hoping that a point will come before release where they are confident they can get away with it.
If I remember correctly, it’s more because Nintendo of America wanted nothing to do with Xenoblade Chronicles, and just took Nintendo of Europe’s localization... where it somewhat surprisingly found a sizable niche no one at NoA was expecting. Read more
That’s simple to say, but as gamers demonstrate time and time again, a lot harder to do. The problem there is a bit on the dev side; especially in gatcha games, they actively seek that feedback loop that makes it hard to say, “Okay, I’ve done enough here.” Read more
Well, what I’d wager is that it’s less about the money, and more that someone (or someones) high up in Cloudflare’s corporate structure is very sympathetic to reactionary causes. After all, they’ve had no problem shutting down access for other sites that crossed their ToS, regardless of the money involved.