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Nintendo H.A.M.M.E.R.s final nail in own coffin

June 14, 2007


No more core or hardcore games for you kiddies, it’s done. Nintendo’s Project H.A.M.M.E.R. looks like it’s been canned, and its team now working on “expanded audience” games. If this rumor turns out to be a trumor, its another slap in the face of Nintendo diehards that have been frothing at the mouth to get their hands on some meatier games. There has been little word of Nintendo’s other project, “Disaster: Day of crisis” so is that going to be canned as well? Who knows, who knows.

I’m starting to feel like eventually Nintendo really will have to abandon the core and hardcore for Wii, and just create a new HD compatible system for the hardcore within the next two years. God knows they’ve got the cash to burn on such a venture, what with them making a profit on every Wii sold and the DS continuously printing out money like there’s no tomorrow.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruben permalink
    June 14, 2007 11:49 pm

    Expanded audience!? That’s first time I’ve ever heard that term and I already hate it.

  2. June 15, 2007 12:41 am

    ie casual games.

  3. Ruben permalink
    June 15, 2007 12:57 am

    I know! That’s why I hate it!

  4. June 15, 2007 1:17 am

    Nice way of saying “relatives of the geeks rather than geeks themselves”. They’re hell-bent on driving away everyone who’s kept Nintendo relevant in the past 10 years, and most importantly, those who are spreading the good word on the internet and in magazines now. Gee, what a tactic.

    I’m let down, of course (i did contribute by buying a Wii), but let them flow how they want to. The more they fuck up, the greater the industry impact, and the more gamers give up on gaming. This is very interesting to me; it fulfills our prophecy. People thought this whole Wii thing was nothing but good, and now there seems to be the beginnings of a major consumer betrayal at hand. I fuckin love it.

    Don’t wanna get superior on the internet, but i really did see it coming. Perhaps not an Atari-like tragedy, but this generation will not bring what was expected, much less what was promised. Seems more like a taking-one-for-the-team generation that’ll (maybe) increase the audience for the long run and piss off most everyone in the meanwhile. Whether good or bad, the results will be seen.

    I hope they cancel every single gamer’s game and release only franchise crossover sport party-minigame collections. Worrying if Nintendo doesn’t claim everyone’s money keeps me up at night, and i need my 8 hours.

  5. June 15, 2007 2:45 am

    Nintendo can’t and won’t see past the dollars and yens. The casual games are bringing in the moolah. they keep raking in the cash this way and let the other two slug it out in the HD war. As much as I hate to see it happen, Nintendo will flourish even as they turn away the fanbase that’s kept them in the game this long, which is everyone who bought a gamecube and kept believing their promises. Sucks, but watcha gonna do?

  6. June 15, 2007 12:29 pm

    HEY! I like my GameCube! (Better than my Wii, I might say…)

    Hmmm… Mario Party 9 on HD… YUMMI!!

  7. June 15, 2007 1:09 pm

    That wasn’t an insult towards the Cube (i like it better than Wii, too), but GameCube was essentially Wii without the popularity. Nintendo even has the same “we don’t care” attitude they had at that time, both corporately and in the way they are releasing games.

    This is entertainment, folks. We’re gonna have tons more to write about from here on.


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