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For too fucking long have I seen drama regarding the Vita's lack of original content, and I wanna tell you people something. While I will admit It's lacking for the time being, I will not forget that games take time, money and effort to make. I'm not sure if it is the mix of Nintendo fanboys mixed with people who like to stir drama, but there's something telling me that everyone is overreacting on a large ass scale. This is not the only generation that handhelds have been lacking so hard, if you were an adult eight years ago (I wasn't), then you should remember that at the time the PSP also started out like shit, but then it got better and better. Despite poor sales figures I do NOT believe the Vita is Dreamcast 2.0, for one thing IIRC the Dreamcast actually had large scale marketing, while the Vita has literally no marketing for the system. The Vita right now is a machine for console ports, it is what Sony has been "advertising" it as, it is NOT what people want, but it is what people are not understanding. I do not believe this is the successor to the PSP yet, because it's not advertised that way. Sony will make the Vita into the so called PSP2, when the games are ready.



When Activision rushed out Call of Duty, do you think they wanted a skin of a shit game that was developed within 5 months? Not at all! I doubt Activision is so stupid that they would rush out such a high maintenance IP entry by their own will. Call me crazy, but if a personal theory of mine is correct than I think Sony was rushing Activision due to everyone saying how good the 3DS is, despite that third party support for the 3DS is also quite lack luster.



Sony is rushing out the system, which is why I believe the vita is doing so poorly in sales, because Sony is fucking up a machine with such an amazing amount of potential. I believe as a system that the Playstation Vita has much more potential than the 3DS due to having a standard console interface that we've all been waiting for on a handheld. I also love the minor use of useless minimal bullshit, The rear touch is there, but in most games it is an optional feature. It's not like having a second screen for useless information or having a useless visual gimmick that uses half of the systems power, The Rear Pad is just there to please the blood sucking investors. The Front Touch however is actually very useful, instead of 4 L and R buttons, we can touch what we need and do much more. While touch screen gaming controls are mostly used as virtual buttons on smartphones I feel they serve a real purpose here as another way of communicating with the device. Using a variety of different touch gestures and swipes can actually do a decent just of substituting a button. I feel The Vita does have its pros and cons, but so does the 3DS. I've been hearing so much about how the 3DS is "the perfect handheld" and "how it has so many games" but that's a bunch of bullshit. On the original 3DS the build quality is one of the worst I've ever experienced on a handheld, the DPad was the worst I've ever experienced, the buttons were also mushy as fuck, the resolution was terrible, and It really felt like I bought a 249.99 toy. I strongly doubt we can see a title like Bayonetta on the 3DS or DMC3 due to the 3D feature which really killed the system for me, not because I was looking into a box, but because it fucks with the framerate so much that it must be extremely hard to produce a slightly stable framerate in a high speed action game. The reason I want the vita to succeed is because I want those high speed action games, that the 3DS fails to deliver. Lets say as an example you were playing DMC3 on the 3DS and you turned the 3D on or off, Audio would lag, animations would slow down, the graphics will look terrible and the gameplay would be a fucking mess. The Vita doesn't have the problem of 3D, and thank god it does not. The 3D features of the 3DS have ruined the system for me, why would I want developers to develop potentially amazing high speed action games for a system with such a massive flaw? Why would people even defend such bullshit with a false perception of depth? Why should I care about how deep I can see that mountain when the gameplay is still fucking shit? Maybe depth can be slightly useful for newer gamers, but it's slightly a fucking insult for those who love high speed action games.



the 3DS is probably why F-Zero fans will never have a new F-Zero. It shows Nintendo doesn't care about the F-Zero crowd, and why should they after all? The milks on our utters are all dry, they need to focus on the new market. Do you want a new handheld system that can handle resource heavy games such as Devil May Cry or F-Zero? Well fuck your shit, here's Super Mario 3D Land and Skyward Sword 2 that you can look into through a box, now suck our dicks dry till we give you more of the same old goodness. The Vita still has a small hope for those who want these crazy hardcore games. Right of now the Vita does not have much, but I'm sure that'll change once Sony get their heads out of their asses and starts announcing more games that are in development. Sony is probably wondering why people aren't buying the vita, and why publishers are somewhat scared to publish for the system. It's not because no one likes the system, it's because EVERYTHING is in embargo.




Sony's approaches on announcing new games and advertising current games are terrible. Once 2013 hits and the PR team gets that long overdue serious overhaul, I can tell you with a straight face that things CAN get better. I don't hate Nintendo, I don't suck Sony's cock, I'm just sick of having to hear how the 3DS is such an amazing handheld, when the only games out there are from either Nintendo or from Capcom. I'm sick of hearing that the Playstation Vita is the next Dreamcast when this shit has only been out for a couple of months. Why can't we just wait two years like we did with the original DS and then shout out to doom for the damnation of the vita. I don't believe neither both the 3DS or the Vita are doing well at this point, even with the high sales of the 3DS, it still has that major flaw that fucks up everything, but yet I'm keeping it for games that aren't high speed jizz fests like JRPGs and Platformers. The Vita has more of a problem with iOS rather than the 3DS. As stupid as it sounds, publishers actually believe that iOS is a profitable system for hardcore gamers, which is why I feel the vita and 3ds are fucking up. iOS is probably the worst platform publishers could target, because in addition of its touch based control schemes the selection process strongly limits developer creativity. No longer can we have Dante slicing up demons, while tearing up their assholes, eating pizzas and getting cuhrayzee. Now we have to give him a stick, make the demons robots and remove everything awesome. I understand that this is a business and that you wanna sell games to people, but if you're gonna make a game about stabbing people when stabbing is not allowed on the platform, you better get ready for your last paycheck. Touch controls are by far the worst way to control games since motion sensors that are in a traditional controller. They're inaccurate, they give no feeling, the phone doesn't even rumble. Why would anyone waste their time to develop for such a limited device?



Casual games are great on the iPhone because they were made from scratch, they weren't made for precision and challenge in mind, they were made for simple fun. Putting Hardcore games such as Borderlands and Halo on such a limited system really is an example of idiocy or following trends blindly. Since iOS has these major creativity limitations and the 3DS has the worst visual gimmick ever, I really don't see why developers WANT to avoid the Vita. When you make the games, the system will sell, this isn't a hard concept, when the Vita's memory cards drop in price, release your game and watch the green numbers grow. I don't see how people can be so scared of such minor risks, It's like the game industry really doesn't remember what made it so great it the first place. I don't know what caused it, be it iOS, the current attitude of the industry, or the fact that the gaming industry is trying so hard to be another Hollywood, but as of now, this generation of handhelds suck ass.



I WROTE THIS OUT OF PURE ANNOYANCE WITH THE 3DS FANBOYS, AND THIS IS PROBABLY A REALLY CRAPPY ARTICLE BUT I WAS BORED AND HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO



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