If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum Rules. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Welcome to RPGamer's new forums running under Vanilla Forums! If you're run into any odd or strange issues after our software migration please see this thread for details

RPGCast - Episode 226: "FPSGamer"

sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflictMadison, WIAdministrators
edited June 2012 in Latest Updates
RPGCast - Episode 226: "FPSGamer"

In order to validate our E3 experience, we'll be changing the site's name. Okay, not really. But it does seem like we were a bit light on RPGs at E3 this year. We'll cover what we liked and what little news has come forth since in this week's show.

You can find the links to all our stories on delicious: http://delicious.com/rpgamer/226

RPGCast streams live, sometimes on Friday at 10 PM Eastern / 7 PM Pacific, usually on Saturday at Noon Eastern / 9 AM Pacific.

Leave your feedback in the following ways!
Post in this thread.
Email us at podcast@rpgamer.com
Leave us a voicemail at (608) 729-4098
Email us an mp3 or m4a voicemail at podcast@rpgamer.com

Download the show: "FPSGamer"
Subscribe to the feed: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Rpgcast
Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=264306390
Subscribe your Zune: Zune Player Link
image

Comments

  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited June 2012
    After Other M, I can't see Metroid being a "big 3" franchise for Nintendo anymore. The big three for Nintendo now is casual stuff, Mario and Pokemon, all of which have 2 entries this year to get back to making money.

    The AA-sellers (Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby quite frankly) will come next E3 once there's an install base to justify it.
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
    Twitter | A gaming podcast by grownups
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited June 2012
    Chris, there are the zombie dragons and Bloodbane in Valkyrie Profile. There wasn't any other ones sadly (at least to my knowledge).

    Also my favourite dragon is the Dragon of Dojima. See what I did there? ;)
  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited June 2012
    Shaymin said:
    After Other M, I can't see Metroid being a "big 3" franchise for Nintendo anymore. The big three for Nintendo now is casual stuff, Mario and Pokemon, all of which have 2 entries this year to get back to making money.

    The AA-sellers (Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby quite frankly) will come next E3 once there's an install base to justify it.
    How is Zelda a "AA-Seller"? The games routinely sell in the millions.
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited June 2012
    2D Mario, Pokemon and the casuals sell 10 million+ routinely, though. I don't think a Zelda game has made that number since Ocarina of Time (maybe Twilight Princess since it had the bump of being a Wii launch game).
    "The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude."
    Twitter | A gaming podcast by grownups
  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited June 2012
    i would like to remind you all that phrase 'aaa title' is a meaningless buzzword made up by the games media and getting hung up on exactly how many A's your franchise of choice rates just below my 'game rankings as colours and shapes' malarkey.
  • omegabyteomegabyte He's just this guy, you know? RPGamer Staff
    edited June 2012
    Shaymin said:
    2D Mario, Pokemon and the casuals sell 10 million+ routinely, though. I don't think a Zelda game has made that number since Ocarina of Time (maybe Twilight Princess since it had the bump of being a Wii launch game).
    Do you know how many non-Nintendo properties sell those numbers EVER? You've got Call of Duty and Blizzard's stuff. That's about it.

    So by your argument, there are only about ten AAA game franchises in existence. Oh, and Angry Birds is AAA too apparently.

    AAA is generally defined by budget and hype-levels in the gamer community, not expected sales. There are lots of AAA titles that sell sub-1 million copies (and the franchise subsequently dies a horrible death)
    "It's okay to fail as long as you learn that you failed!" - Neptune, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
    Follow me on Twitter
    Read my serialized, comedy-fantasy web novel, The Almanac of All Things - http://www.thealmanac.ca - Read All of Part One Now!
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited June 2012
    Fowl Sorcerous said:
    i would like to remind you all that phrase 'aaa title' is a meaningless buzzword made up by the games media and getting hung up on exactly how many A's your franchise of choice rates just below my 'game rankings as colours and shapes' malarkey.
    This. I don't know about anyone else, but I never even heard this term before this generation, and would be so happy if it faded into existence. Honestly, considering how stupid the expectation of 10+ million for any one game is for 90% of the industry, I think we'd all agree the sooner the stupid graphical arms race that defines that buzzword, the better for everyone in the industry, with the possible exception of Epic Games.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
Sign In or Register to comment.