Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

July 12, 2011 -

Our favorite moderator and all around GamePolitics storm trooper Andrew Eisen offers an interesting rant on Nintendo not releasing games in North America, why it sucks, and why Nintendo and other companies that continue to ignore the global marketplace are losing copious amounts of cash (the rant is appropriately titled "Nintendo: Why Won't You Let Me Give You My Money?").

He even throws in a bit about Brown v. EMA in there to make it slightly relevant.. As a fan of EarthBound (Mother series in Japan) I fully endorse this message. I want Ness now. For some background information on Andrew's rant, you can check out his blog at IGN.

We hope Andrew will do more of these.


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Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

Holy crap... Agend SMITH exists?!? 

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

I've been saying this crap for years. Nintendo has been doing this kind of thing for years. So for that matter has MS and Sony.

Go look up Metal Wolf Chaos. Tell me that game would not have sold well in america. Hell, I bet if you could release it as an Xbox Live title and it would sell LIke gangbusters.

And sony, Sony finally fiqured it out with the Ps 3 after region locking both the Ps 2 and 1, and now ps 3 is region free.

Hell even some Xbox titles are region free, as it's now up to the publisher to make that choice.


So what the Hell Nintendo? Are you like, adverse to making MORE money?

 

Or are you just being jerks for the sake of it?

 

 

"My name is Lenerd Church, and you will fear my LASER FACE"

"I AM THE HYPE"

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

yes, Metal Wolf Chaos would have done EXTREMELY well in the USA.

Sony finally figured out, Microsoft has partyl figured  it out, Nintend oneeds to get o nthe Bandwagon. I mean, far as I know the DS line of devices is region free, so why not their home consoles?

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

That ending sentence... Just gold.

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

Well said, and if I must say, you have a definite rivalry with Jack Nicholson for penetrating eyebrow stares.

 

I'm still poking my Myamoto voodoo doll for the news about Skyward Sword, about as hard as I do while playing through the water temple.

I had a thought though, with how much Nintendo loves to resell us our old games (of course in gold and platinum collector's editions), maybe they'll wait for some of the more popular titles and advertise them later as "collectors import titles" during slow business periods, like January.

-Austin from Oregon

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Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

I want my Edgey 2! And speaking of Ace Attorney, where's Layton vs. Wright?

Thanks Andy, although, if I had that cash, I'd be adding a half a dozen games to my library I'm still missing!

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

Fantastic video, well done Andrew. I look forward to seeing more of these in the future. 

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

You know, I do wonder why some games don't get released globally. I once saw this importa game where you drive a weaponized ambulance through a zombie infested city rescuig survivors to get the medical treatment.

I do not see how a game like that would do badly in the USA.

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

Our favorite moderator

Now I'm hurt. I didn't realize we played favorites around these parts.

But awesome message though. Thanks for sharing. I want to give Nintendo more of my money too. But they said they didn't want it.

E. Zachary Knight
Divine Knight Gaming

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

Don't worry EZK, your still my favorite. Though Andrew isn't chopped liver either.

Re: Andrew Eisen Rants, Episode I

"Hi customers- sorry to say it, but those neat-looking titles you see around here aren't going to be showing up in your store, ever- we just don't think that we could actually make a nice bundle of money the way that it does over here, but don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you- because later on we'll start bitching about how you people there are hacking our products so you can rampantly pirate our games to play them."

 
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Andrew EisenIn other words, a hero is male because that's the default. A hero is female because of a gender-related reason. So, male heroes are for everyone. Female heroes are for women.03/31/2015 - 5:32pm
Andrew EisenHer point is that "When archetypal fantasy heroes in games are overwhelmingly portrayed as men, it reinforces the idea that... women should be able to empathize with male characters but that men needn’t be able to identify with women’s stories."03/31/2015 - 5:30pm
Andrew EisenDaniel - She doesn't say that in any of the TvW videos and I doubt she's said elsewhere that all games with male protagonists are male power fantasies. Anyway, you seem to be conflating two different ideas.03/31/2015 - 5:30pm
MaskedPixelantehttps://twitter.com/Yuriofwind/status/583028257890635776 Oh snap!03/31/2015 - 5:14pm
WymorenceFor me it just boils down to the fact that, even at a giant company, when a game comes out annually it just gives it a vibe of being rushed out the door. And god knows Unity sucked some major lemur with all its bugs...03/31/2015 - 4:22pm
PHX CorpI launched my spotify account today, and I kinda went a little overboard with adding music03/31/2015 - 3:59pm
Sora-ChanCon't. Games like AC are a pain to someone like me who likes to play games in order. So when a game gets too many releases too quickly, it puts me off. Only exceptions are games that have no interconnected underlying stories like the FF games.03/31/2015 - 2:53pm
Sora-ChanWikipedia has rarely let me down on matters like this. But yeah... AC needs a break.. like two.. or three... or eight years.03/31/2015 - 2:51pm
ConsterThere's 9 already?! I think I played 1, 2, and the ones inbetween 2 and 3.03/31/2015 - 2:23pm
Sora-ChanCon't There are now Nine... of just the main entries into the series. There are 13 more in the "other games" department.03/31/2015 - 2:15pm
Sora-ChanI tried to get into AC. Was having a decent time with the first one, at which point they had already released three titles. Then a fourth came out... then a fifth... the wall kept growing before I could finish the first.03/31/2015 - 2:14pm
Daniel LewisI think ubisoft should give AC a break before it's milked to death,and i'm a big fan of the games03/31/2015 - 1:15pm
PHX Corphttp://www.polygon.com/2015/3/31/8320017/assassins-creed-chronicles-china-india-russia Assassin's Creed Chronicles is now a trilogy, goes to China, India and Russia03/31/2015 - 1:11pm
Daniel LewisThe only thing said i disagree with is the final quote on Men's experiences are seen to be universal but women are gendered,though doesn't anita say that games with male protagonists are male power fantasies,so in turn both are gendered03/31/2015 - 1:08pm
Daniel Lewisi found the video to be much better than any of the TvW series and it's about time the positive women are put in the spotlight03/31/2015 - 1:06pm
Daniel LewisSo feministfrequency released a positive female character video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXmj2yJNUmQ03/31/2015 - 1:05pm
Daniel LewisI think the guy who made the direct leak said it was an april fools joke when a real one was announced03/31/2015 - 12:43pm
MaskedPixelanteNo way Nintendo would let information like that get out. Remember, they shut down a memoir about the localization of Earthbound by enforcing a 20 year old NDA on the author.03/31/2015 - 12:42pm
Andrew EisenOh, there's definitely a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, but that beat-by-beat recap is almost certainly bogus.03/31/2015 - 12:20pm
 

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