When Pokken Tournament Come To The US We Must Step Up!

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An executive from Dave & Buster’s said in an AMA that Pokken Tournament will available for testing at that restaurant/arcade chain.┬áConsidering how big the demand for Pokken to come to the States is, this is very big news.

The Pokemon community and the fighting game community have to hit this game hard. We need to show Nintendo that they were right in bringing it to America. This game needs our support.

The Sony/Nintendo System

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Somebody recently posted photos and video of what is supposed to be a prototype of the Sony/Nintendo system that was initially planned but never followed through. This started speculation on what what the gaming world would have been had this Sony/Nintendo deal remained intact.

Some say that Nintendo and Sony would have dominated the video game industry. I disagree.

That machine picture looks more like the SNES equivalent of the Sega CD or the Turbo Grafx CD. And those aren’t didn’t really do too great.

Also. The name on the console was Sony, meaning Sony would have been the dominant entity in the partnership. Sony’s creative control would have trumped Nintendo’s.

Had Nintendo paired up with Sony, the growth for both The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario would have been significantly stunted. Lesser known properties such as Fire Emblem and Star Fox would have less of a presence if any presence at all. We never would have had Nintendo Wii, the system that made motion gaming relevant, nor Amiibo, the small figures that have everyone going crazy.

I know that a Sony/Nintendo alliance sounds good on paper, be there is a reason why we say be careful what you wish for.

Region Lock Has Got to Go

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Originally posted on PutThaBack.org

One big issue for gaming these days is region locking. It ticks players off when a cool game comes out in Japan, yet never sees the light of day in US; nor does their American system support Japanese games right out the box. With all the interesting region-specific games out there, there is one thing certain: region locking has got to go. Continue reading