Call of Duty: Ghosts. If this and other Activision games sell big on Wii U, then what next?

Some people are not happy, why? Because they simply like to find something to moan at when the words Call of Duty are spoken. It’s official, after the cloak and dagger treatment the Wii U was eventually confirmed as a platform that will see this years iteration of Call of Duty. An iteration that has had it’s biggest overhaul since Modern Warfare. Dogs, smart fish and GI Jane/s. Oh and Sub-D! Sounds like a dodgy name for a 1990’s hip hop group. But it makes circles really round (when focused in/gun optics and such) apparently.

In a recent interview with Joystiq Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg spoke candidly about the Call of Duty franchise and how Activision are doing everything they can to help Nintendo and the Wii U gain some momentum, (may I counter that, see video @4:01) and simply say then put Wii U down as a pre-order platform for Destiny.

Like I stated in the Ubisoft and Splinter Cell: Blacklist article. Call of Duty: Ghosts and other content like Skylanders Swap Force, Angry Birds Trilogy and Angry Birds Star Wars could be last chance saloon for Nintendo and Wii U. Meaning if these games sell like crap, then kiss 3rd party support from Activision goodbye, if they sell big, then who knows some Destiny might be coming the Wii U way.

What do you think, and are you going to support Activision. Are you up for this years Call of Duty killing spree? Or are you going for some former mobile shovelware.


Splinter Cell: Blacklist. If this and other Ubisoft games sell big on Wii U, then what next?

Some people are not happy, why because Sam Fisher is no longer voiced by Michael (V: The Final Battle) Ironside. I’m not going into the specifics (why Ubisoft replaced Michael Ironside with Eric Johnson? What’s done is done, and you never know, this might be the best thing since sliced bread, or the introduction of the Rumble Pak.)

Frankly, I can’t wait to lock and load and go blasting, yes I know the origins of Splinter Cell derive from stealth, but balls to stealth, that comes later. Once I’ve vanquished a few nefarious looking enemies the Heckler and Koch way.

So in my opinion, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is last chance saloon (along with Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag for solid Ubisoft support.) Why do I say that? Well we all know about the Rayman Legends saga, which turned into a viral spat between the fans and the developers.

Their decision to push the game back to September and no longer make it exclusive to Nintendo, because they felt it wouldn’t do the business. People will hold a grudge, and that in turn could be the icing on the cake for the Wii U 3rd party support demise, from Ubisoft at least.

There is also the talk of Ubisoft not making a sequel to Zombi U, a game I thoroughly enjoyed (even thou, the so called respected media outlets gave it mediocre reviews.) The game failed to turn a profit? And actually cost Ubisoft money. They lost out. You win some, you loose some. Or so they say!

So down to the nitty-gritty. Splinter Cell: Blacklist. If this and other Ubisoft games sell big on Wii U, then what next? Tom: Clancy’s: The Division, Rainbow Six: Patriots, Ghost Recon: Online, will that ever see the light of day?

Plus, we don’t even know what Ubisoft are cooking up behind closed doors. Whatever the next unannounced projects are, lets hope people can see now is the time to support Ubisoft, like they are doing with Nintendo/us. Even thou, they gave Rayman an exclusivity kicking.

Are you up for Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Well if you are check out this awesome gameplay video.

Nintendo dogs, what if the likes of Samus, Zelda and Peach reeked of ugliness?

It would surely bring a whole new meaning to cosplay.

What if the likes of Samus Aran, Princess Zelda and Princess Peach reeked of ugliness? Let’s look at it this way, back in 1986 when Top Gun made Tom Cruise hot property and Madonna sang “Papa Don’t Preach” Nintendo created the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. Tightly clad in her powered amour suit she has dealt her own brand of justice for the better part of a quarter of a century.

Imagine if you will, that in all that time Samus never once removed her helmet, why? Because she was really ugly, not battle scarred ugly, but just natural ugly. So it happens one time, Samus removes her helmet by chance and bingo, the truth is exposed. The gaming world goes into shock, fan art depictions are sadly a million of miles off the mark, light years away. Nintendo had created a dog! So all those depictions of Samus Aran being this “hot chick” bounty hunter came to a shuddering halt.

Now do you think Link would even bother to rescue an ugly Princess Zelda, and Mario, would he rescue Princess Peach? Think Sony and their Princess.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, is it not?