Update: More developer quotes on Wii U

“I was very excited. It is a new way of engaging gamers. It is a new way of broadening the audience of gamers in the future. It is absolutely exciting. This new console will allow us with our key franchises from LEGO to Batman to really shine in new ways.” – Martin Tremblay, the President of Warner Bros interactive

“We will be supporting the Wii U. You bet against Nintendo at your peril.” – Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg

“I can’t say we are going to do it on the Wii U, but you can imagine what we could do with that controller in the Mass Effect universe. It feels like a really nice fit, but we’ll announce that when the time is right.” – EA Games chief Frank Gibeau

“There’s always a possibility. If Nintendo’s fan base increases, especially in terms of hardcore games, then yes. Machine performance-wise, it can handle it.” – Itagaki

“We’ll always look at any new platform, and this is no different. iOS has been fantastic for us on iPad with the touch screen and we’ll seriously consider anything in that vein. We’re not making any promises, but we’re excited by anything like that.” – TellTale’s Kevin Boyle

“Obviously we did have talks with Nintendo early on – they approached us with the Wii U. We can’t say exactly when this happened or what kind of talks we’ve had but we were aware of the hardware and we’ve been looking at it. We are very much thinking about possibilities with the Wii U and it looks like a very fun system. As for whether we’ll have something at launch for the Wii – we can’t say that. Probably not, but we definitely have things in mind. We’re also looking at the public reaction. If there are enough people who say they want us to bring something to the Wii U that also factors into things.” Kojima Productions Creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana

“The Nintendo market is a tough market for us to get into. A lot of first party games, a lot of licensed games – those are the ones that have done the best on that platform. I’d love it if we can get a hardcore FPS community going and build on it, but it’s tough. I think we should keep our toes where we know best” – id’s Tim Willits

“What’s really excited excited me as a developer with the new controller is the plethora of new options you have. You have the touchscreen and the controller all in one. One thing that’s really cool about this new tablet controller is that you have the ability to have asymmetrical gameplay. So one player can be doing one thing while another player can be doing something else on the TV. One player can be a doctor and he’s sitting there operating on the controller while there’s a EMT (emergency medical technician) in an ambulance having to pick up patients to the doctor. I want to see what other developers make so I can enjoy it.” 5th Cell’s Jonathan Slaczka

“I was surprised quite frankly because it seemed that there were a lot of gamers and a lot of creative directors who were saying: ‘this is what we want’. It seems like Nintendo heard the voices of the hardcore gamer. What I was most surprised about the Nintendo controller was the ability for it to stream content from wirelessly to the controller. When any new tech comes along you have a period of experimentation. I’m certainly excited about it as a gamer and seeing what’s going to come out.” Irrational Games’s Ken Levine

Mass Effect on Wii U would be great but the only problem is the original Mass Effect’s publishing rights belong to Microsoft, so as long as those rights belong to Microsoft, we would only see Mass Effect 2 and 3 at the most if it happened

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EA on Battlefield for Wii U

“What’s really going to make it [Wii U] stand out for core gamers is the new controller. It’s touchscreen, it’s elegant and it works seamlessly with the experience. We’ve just had a little bit of time with it and we’ve uncovered new ways of playing Battlefield that I’m really excited about. You can imagine that there are new ways of playing the game from a commander mode or for being able to drive from a different position inside of a vehicle. What I really liked about it was how good it felt in your hands. In addition to that it’s super powerful. It allows you to do a lot of things that no other controller can do.” – EA’s President Frank Gibeau

Having Battlefield on Wii U is going to be huge for Nintendo as I consider it to be the premier FPS over top of Call of Duty and if the Wii U version is going to offer more on it, it may be best to wait for that version.

Battlefield 3 Operation Metro Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

EA Conference Summary

– EA conference is a go. Opens with a disaster video playing, can see Reapers attacking earth, yep it is Mass Effect. Nice opening, can see the quick destruction they are binging.

March 6 2012 release date announced. Promising an all out galatic war.
Demo incoming. Again, melee kills have been greatly improved and a focus of combat. Gameplay looks amazing, Oh why does the name escape me, the geth party member has shown up. Amazing music, absolutely amazing. Reaper is attacking, wait the whole base is an entire repear and you are fighting it on ship turrnet. Shepard calls in an airstrike and it only manages to make the reaper even angrier. Gameplay demo ends. Ok…March 6th 2012 can’t come fast enough.
Trailer is being shown, which you can see on the site. Again, the music is amazing

– Haha, EA just insulted Microsoft with saying they are keeping it simple without celebrities. Introduced new website called origin.com to view content for EA games and partner games.

– Need for Speed On The Run is being shown. Autolog being talked about. Autolog is being incorperated into the story. You will be able to leave the vehicles. Uses Frostbyte 2 engine. Li

Demo incoming. Graphics are very nice, lots of action, lighting effects are amazing. Reminds me of a combo of Burnout Paradise and Shift. You crash and a cutscene starts with quicktime events. Police helicopter is firing at you. Fighting a police officer in a quick time event and you steal an police car. Now you have to escape in less than 5 minutes and you have a police helicopter firing at you. Lots of explosions, how can they blow up innocent people, the police are truly evil in the game. They blow up a tanker and you got crashing off the intersection, thanks for increasing gas prices some more. Quick time event started to escape vehicle and there is a train coming, you barely escape and that is the end of the demo

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Enlarge Your Johnson with Shadows of the Damned


What is it with Grasshopper and their dirty humor…Oh Japan…:P The game is due out June 21st in North America and on June 24th in Europe. It’s a Third Person Shooter, so it might be pretty cool.