Reports are appearing in several media outlets across the country: the online brazilian gamer behavior is irritating the rest of the world.
Some brazilians act like beggars on games like DAY-Z or Dota, with the catch phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you).
Others are robbing people and disrupting the matches, with neverending chanting of the "words" "BR BR BR BR", a call to arms to other brazilians.
In a interview, a 19 years old gamer from the country said: "We like to set the terror loose, it is just a game, donīt take it so seriouslly". This young man probably donīt get invited to board games sessions. Can you imagine his approach to Monopoly? He would probably kick the board to the ground and eat the money, while defecates on the other players heads. After all, it IS just a game.
This behavior is just a reflection of the imaturity these south american holligans must have at dealing with their entire life affairs, and, of course, not all brazillians are this toxic when playing games.
That said, being from Brazil is now enough to be kicked out of a game, the rest of the world is not taking any chances.
However, the game developers can help: the phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you) and many others used in the virtual gangs comunication can be traced and these brazillians that donīt play well with others, banned from the games.
This could restore the good gamers from the country (they exist) good name, after all, not all brazilians are (virtual) terrorists.
But wait, since when a Lego game is a system seller? Never happened before, maybe GTA and Final Fantasy, but, LEGO?
But the console is getting pretty nice numbers, outselling the VITA and getting a respectable 4th spot on the charts, with very little to offer in terms of software.
More than that, early adopters of next gen console generally buy the EYE CANDY titles, the games that show up the graphical and horse power greatness of the new toy. The WiiU donīt have any of those yet, maybe they are coming, but, granted, what we can get right now looks and plays just like last gen games.
So, THE WIIU IS A HUGE SUCCESS and their selling numbers show the hunger of consumers for new video game machines.
My point is: If the WiiU is selling without any real amazing game, this is very good news for the industry overall, imagine the hype and desiree the big boys will cause in november.
Or, even the WiiU, when the good games arrive, imagine how much excitement there will be around the thing.
PS4 and NextBox to launch at the same time: BLOODY WAR in Europe!
Consoles are expensive. The new ones from Sony and MS will be around 400-500 dollars in America, 1000-1500 dollars here in Brazil, that is a lot of money.
That said, very few people will be able to buy the two juggernauts together in october-november this year, and, althought they will be both amazing, no doubts there, almost everybody will have to choose one.
In North America, is safe to say that Sony will be slaughtered, probably 4 Nextbox will be sold for each PS4, that will never change. If you give the general American a decent patriotic option, they will never buy something that is not American, that is a very patriotic and somewhat curious feature about them. So, even if the PS4 is better, to USA it will not matter.
In Japan, the Nextbox will be slaughtered, around 10 PS4s for each Nextbox, but the japanese market is small, so, such a advantage will not hinder MS by any means.
Well, now, EUROPE. This continent will be the stage of a bloody combat. Who wins there? It is not safe to say, but it will be a tense time for both MS and Sony there, and a time of wonder and doubt for gamers, no doubt the new consoles will be amazing and incredible, but, which one shall we choose. That is the question that will be on gaming minds across the old continent.
Who will win this battle? Me. You, every gamer wins! Competition, fair competition, is amazing for Video game, and this 2013 hollidays will no doubt be one to remember for gamers.
First of all, all these rumors about blocking used and offline games sound like lies. None of these features are positive, doesnīt make any sense, the PS4 had rumors like 4k res, 5gb ram, stuff like that, why the Nextbox would be so weird and bad all of sudden? I donīt believe it.
Not only that, I think Microsoft is letting these lies to spread, so, when they reveal that the console is actually very cool, it will sound much more awesome.
In his book THE PRINCE, Nicolau Machiavelli TEACH THIS VERY SAME MOVE, he says that is very wise to let bad rumors to spread through the land for a little while, them, very stronglly, reveal that the reality isnīt so bad, it makes people happy.
The same principle is used in companies when the employees want a salary raise. The management let it out some rumor of downsizing and other bad measures, after a while, no one want raises anymore.
Thanks to these rumors, when the NEXTBOX is revealed, and it plays used games and offline ones, everyone will think this is as awesome as the second coming of Christ.
Remember Full Metal Jacket? First half of the movie is boot camp, training, preparation, second half is WAR. Till october, Nintendo is in Full Metal Jacket, first half, after october, it will be a huge shit sandwich, and we all will have to take a bite.
I have seem people comparing the WiiU to the PS3, which is totally unfair, the Sony System is almost 7 years old, the WiiU is brand new, of course the WiiU HAS to have the edge in every single thing, if it hasnīt, it is a LOUD SHAME, if it has, it is only normal and excpected.
In tech, we always assume the new thing is better and cutting edge, it is what is is.
However, the trial of WiiU does not start until the new kids arrive, PS4 and NEXTBOX, at october-november 2013, THEN, and only them, we will have a good old fashioned console showdown, and it will be epic!
Right now, two kind of people are buying the WiiU:
1- Nintendo die hard fans, who would never buy another console from other company.
2 - Gamers who want a next gen console, because they had enough of the current gen.
So, in any case, WIIU is competing ONLY against itself, because it is the only new Nintendo console and the only new console overall.
The real deal will be late 2013. By them, the WiiU big guns will be all out, Mario, Zelda, the whole thing, the newborn consoles will have to capture our minds and hearts, not only against the WiiU, but also against the two most amazing video game consoles ever released, PS3 and XBOX360. These old beasts were cutting edge when they came, and still can put up a fight, their games look good, play good and, at PSN and sales in general, donīt even cost much (I bought the amazing Deus Ex Human Revolution for 9 dollars at PSN yesterday).
The WiiU has a nice window of opportunity in these next 6-8 months, let us see what happens. Anyway, it is a exciting time to be a gamer.
Well, I will explaing for you as a SONY consumer, not a video game fanboy, which I am not, cause I own a 3ds and a Xbox360 as well, so, give me the benefit of the doubt while I do it, ok?
Right now I own a VITA, also, a PSP and PS3. When Sony announced the stream play on Vita-PS4, I thought: "Cool, I can play next gen games before I go to sleep, that is neat".
And that stayed in my mind, telling me to get a PS4 at launch, which I did not intend to, because I usually wait a year or two to get into a console (wich is why I donīt have a WIIU).
So, to some people, who already own a VITA, the stream-play is a bonus reason to dive in on PS4, let us say that 10% of Vita owners do it BECAUSE of the stream-play, 500k plus consoles at launch, very nice.
Bear in mind that these people would not buy a WIIU anyways, because Sony and MS consumers have played HD games for 7 years already, so the WiiU is nothing new for them. In that sense, is not a response, just a cool feature.
Well, that is all well and good, but, if VITA fanbase is really small, wich it is, WHAT IS THE POINT? Two points actually:
1 -Some, LISTEN, SOME, of the PS4 buyers, will feel compelled to buy a VITA, with the stream excuse, and, THEN, will enjoy the VITA library as well. I say that will happen to 10% of the ps4 new users, so, maybe 500k - 800k of the 5 - 8 million ps4 buyers (first year). A nice boost to the Vita.
2 - Some, I SAID SOME, consumers will be interest in the full next gen flavor that the VITA-PS4 combo offer, I mean the WIIU have nice PS3-XBOX360 like graphics, scale and physics, but we all know that the PS4 and Next box will be a whole another ball game, as the PS3 was in comparition with the WII, no disrespect, of course, the WiiU will sell just fine, but, SOME gamers will want the premium experience.I say this will be a very small chunk of the whole market, like another 500k.
After all is said and done, this stream-feature will atract 2 or 3 million more users to VITA, at worst, and 5-10 million, in a dream scenario. IT WILL NOT KILL THE WIIU, as I explained above, so, no worries. But it will help the VITA and, in a smaller scale, the young PS4 as well.
Hey, donīt get me wrong, the WiiU will do just fine, and I want all of the big three to succeed, I really do, but that is my honest opinion on this subject.