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Molyneux: Never underestimate Nintendo

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Oh God. Who let Zoe near Photoshop again?

Ah, Peter Molyneux. Sure, he created Populous and Fable and is seen as one of the grandfathers of gaming. Sometimes he makes bizarre statements, but I actually agree with his latest comments. Uh oh, what does that say about me?

Speaking to IGN, Molyneux explains that we shouldn’t write off Nintendo so soon:

The problem with Nintendo is that they did a fantastic job of finding these millions of new players with the Wii, and the Wii U kind of does that but tries to bring in existing gamers as well, so I think they may have lost their way a bit. But they’re super smart people – never underestimate Nintendo. They’re probably one hardware release away from something that utterly convinces us that they know exactly what the future of gaming should be, so I wouldn’t deign to give them advice.

I do find the Wii U [GamePad] big, I find it clunky…certainly, it’s not a sexy piece of hardware, and I’m used to sexy pieces of hardware — that has nothing to do with the shape of the Wii controller! [smiles] There are sexy pieces of hardware from Nintendo.

I’ve got to say, I agree. One bad hardware release is not the end of the road for a company – Nintendo has already proved this to the naysayers. They did fantastically well with the Wii, winning the generation hands down. They lured tons of new gamers to consoles, and they gained plenty of new fans. The 3DS will help to carry them through this time – don’t count them out just yet. Sure, the Wii U isn’t “sexy”, but that’s not to say anything about their next release.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014

64 Comments

  1. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    March 20, 2014 at 10:31

    Zoe. step away from the image manipulation program and nobody will get hurt.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      March 20, 2014 at 10:34

      I think for tomorrow’s Good Bad & Ugly you should introduce a worst header of the week. 3 Guesses which will win this week. xD

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 20, 2014 at 10:39

        Technically that should happen today… because Long Weekend.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          March 20, 2014 at 11:22

          Not gonna lie. I was hoping for some Thundering Thursday Debate, or some equivalent.

          Reply

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 11:23

            Wait young tiger, there is time yet…

          • Mossel

            March 20, 2014 at 11:27

            I actually hove NO time for this. Need to finish one metric fuckload of work before this afternoon! Fuckit, I shall procrastinate untill 13:00! #yolo

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 10:41

        Duuuude. YES!!!
        Worst header award. GO GO GO GO

        Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      March 20, 2014 at 10:38

      Echo..echo…echo…echo…

      Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 20, 2014 at 14:32

      i am a genius! one day you will appreciate it

      Reply

  2. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    March 20, 2014 at 10:33

    Zoe. Step away from the image manipulation software and nobody will get hurt.

    Reply

  3. MakeItLegal

    March 20, 2014 at 10:36

    Who is this peter dude again ? Our rugby coach ? Lol

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    March 20, 2014 at 10:37

    Lol!! Zoe, do you know what all the tools in Photoshop do?

    On a related note… Moly is right for a change, Nintendo have always had that ability to “come back” or make something that ultimately puts them in the lead against all odds. They’ve never made “sexy” hardware though, their console designers are probably old ppl that don’t like “sexy” because it’s the devil or something like that.

    Also Populous: The Beginning was probably the best game from that man’s mind… and that’s scary.

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  5. VampyreSquirrel

    March 20, 2014 at 10:38

    On an unrelated note, my new PC case just arrived at my offices!!!! *happy on international happiness day*

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    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      March 20, 2014 at 10:38

      Noice… what case did you get?

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 20, 2014 at 10:40

        Coolermaster K380…. not the greatest one, but it’s better than what I’ve got and fits my budget and current needs 🙂

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 11:01

          Building a new pc man?

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 20, 2014 at 11:56

            Rebuilding PC into new case, then upgrades will happen over time.

        • Mossel

          March 20, 2014 at 11:21

          Sweet! Looks almost like mine! I have the CoolerMaster HAF912 with side panel. Are you gonna build it yourself?

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 20, 2014 at 11:57

            Of course!!! I don’t trust anyone with my PC.

            The HAF912 is a really nice case too… mine just weighs less and is slightly smaller.

          • Mossel

            March 20, 2014 at 12:06

            I’ve never built one myself, only inserted random upgrades. I really want to do it myself the next time!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 20, 2014 at 12:10

            I always build my own machines, then I know it’s done properly… some call it OCD, I call it CDO.

          • Mossel

            March 20, 2014 at 12:15

            LOL! Alphabetical order ftw! Yeah I had so much shit with my current pc not being assembled properly I think I need to do it myself. When it comes to tech and my academics/work I’m a bit of a perfectionist. And by perfectionist I mean I have papers everywhere, but I know EXACTLY what is going on! lol.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 20, 2014 at 12:42

            That is called organized chaos… and it’s the only way to live lol

  6. FoxOneZA

    March 20, 2014 at 10:39

    From what I’ve played on the Wii U, you get the feeling that it can hold up to the Xbox One at least.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 20, 2014 at 10:41

      Doesn’t the Wii U hit 1080 on all games released for it?

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      • Norm

        March 20, 2014 at 10:51

        Bazinga…

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        • oVg deprived

          March 20, 2014 at 11:26

          ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… ha ha ha ha ha… tee hee hee hee… ha ha ha ha ha… ha ha… tee hee hee… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… tee ha ha ha…

          Fake geek girl knocks at the door… oooooooo… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… ha ha… tee he he..

          FCUK the big bang theory… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

          Reply

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 11:33

            HAHAHAHAHA You said bang … … … HAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAH

          • oVg deprived

            March 20, 2014 at 11:35

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 11:41

            So awkward…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 12:46

            NERD!

      • FoxOneZA

        March 20, 2014 at 13:08

        Not all the games. 3rd party games run at a decent 720p with some AA. The upscaler is good enough though to make all games look good.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 20, 2014 at 13:23

          Yeah, but it was designed to run them at 720p (according to my latest googles) and a lot of the newer games run at 1080p… when designed for that.

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          • FoxOneZA

            March 20, 2014 at 13:25

            Yes, the Cell Shaded games at least. I don’t expect Bayonetta to run at 1080p.

  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 20, 2014 at 10:40

    Lol Zoe.

    Such Photoshop
    Much Cutting tool
    So background eraser
    Wow

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 20, 2014 at 10:47

      The scary thing is I couldn’t replicate that header even if I tried.

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      • Norm

        March 20, 2014 at 10:49

        LOL!

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 20, 2014 at 10:55

      Doge rules

      Reply

  8. Norm

    March 20, 2014 at 10:42

    What a header image… 😛

    Reply

  9. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 20, 2014 at 10:43

    You know what Molly molly. I agree with you this time. You actually said something I can stand by. Well done man.

    Nintendo can and will come back from all this.

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    • SheHulkNigri

      March 20, 2014 at 10:49

      We are agreeing with something Pietie Molly said? Does this mean the world is coming to an end?

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      • SheHulkNigri

        March 20, 2014 at 10:50

        How many ends does the world have, if it can come to ‘an’ end?

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        • El Capitan del Blade

          March 20, 2014 at 10:53

          well, considering quantum physics, string theory and The Infinity Gems, Boom Tubes and Time Travel…. probably in the region of 42.

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          • Norm

            March 20, 2014 at 10:54

            I have to admit… I read Boob Tubes…

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 11:02

            I hate girls that wear t-shirts that’s got a paragraph worth of reading on the front. I am reading your shirt, not staring at your tits!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 11:02

            Then you have the perfect excuse.

          • Mossel

            March 20, 2014 at 11:18

            On the contrary! It’s a fantastic reason (read excuse) to stare at some melons!

      • RinceIsIngwer

        March 20, 2014 at 11:06

        YES 0-O

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 11:07

        The rapture will soon commence, you have been warned.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 15:07

        Possibly

        Reply

  10. TiMsTeR1033

    March 20, 2014 at 10:47

    Damn Zoe need to teach you, the force is completely absent in your photo-shopping skills.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 20, 2014 at 10:51

      Bwahahahaha!!! Comment of the week!!! Someone make it so!!! PLZ!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

    • Mossel

      March 20, 2014 at 11:16

      hahaha!

      Reply

  11. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 20, 2014 at 10:53

    • oVg deprived

      March 20, 2014 at 11:27

      toooooooo soooooooon

      Reply

  12. Jedi JJ

    March 20, 2014 at 10:55

    Your photo editing skillz have reached a new level of epicness.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 20, 2014 at 11:04

      Epic in EA’s standards.

      Reply

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 20, 2014 at 11:08

      Agreed, it’s so bad it’s postmodern brilliant!

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        March 20, 2014 at 11:19

        It’s one of hte most amazing things I’ve ever seen

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        • Rince

          March 20, 2014 at 11:22

          Better than your Shatner DAPHUQ?

          Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 20, 2014 at 11:33

        I’m sitting here, right now, feeling like everything I’ve accomplished up until this stage of my life have all been but a shadow compared to this masterpiece. It’s almost like I’ve found something new to strive for. 😉

        Reply

  13. RinceIsIngwer

    March 20, 2014 at 11:06

    That header is BRILLIANT!

    Reply

  14. RinceIsIngwer

    March 20, 2014 at 11:15

    How many bad hardware releases did SEGA have again?

    Reply

  15. Mark Vincer

    March 20, 2014 at 11:39

    Must be using Gimp for headers…

    Reply

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