Rumor: Gears of War Collection Headed to XBOX One

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Hold onto your chainsaw equipped weapons; it appears as though there may be a Gears of War Collection headed to XBOX One. Take a gander at the image above and let the speculation begin. Apparently someone was asking Phil Spencer, the main honcho for XBOX, if we were getting a Gears of War Collection for XBOX One and he had a very coy reply… Check it out and let us know if you would like to see the series on XBOX One.

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Opinion: Wii U Price Cut Imminent

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With all of today’s crazy Nintendo announcements one would have to assume that there will be a price cut for their existing home console, Wii U. The Wii U hit store shelves on November 18th 2012 and has only seen one price drop in the systems lifetime. Today, Nintendo made a HUGE splash by not only announcing that they will be developing titles for the smartphone market but they are also hard at work at their next dedicated gaming system, codenamed NX. With all these announcements, we here at MVGN think that it’s only a matter of time before the Wii U sees a price cut.

Despite the fact that the Wii U is home to some of the best games in video game history, the system has continued to stumble in terms of hardware sales. Nintendo has finally acknowledged this and seems to be very aggressive with announcing their next dedicated game machine codenamed NX. While we likely will not hear any solid information regarding the new project until next year, Nintendo has to show gamers that the Wii U is still a fantastic system and try and attract as many gamers as possible to the flailing system. We think that a price cut for Nintendo’s Wii U is not only a no brainer at this point, it is practically imminent.

PS4 and XBOX One continue to sell at alarming rates while the Wii U has been falling behind ever since it was released in 2012. With today’s announcement and its impressive game lineup for 2015, the time is perfect for a Wii U price drop. By no means will a price drop help make the Wii U relevant in terms of competing with Sony and Microsoft, it should help the system get a blip on their life support system. If you are a regular visitor to myvideogamenews, you already know how much we love the Wii U. In our humble opinion, it is the best system out right now but for some reason or another, Nintendo couldn’t find its way with Wii U and we applaud Nintendo for making aggressive moves regarding the matter.

A price drop for a system that already has many great exclusives as well as outstanding Nintendo titles could be what the doctor has ordered for the big N. More people would be willing to “take the Wii U” plunge and see what they have been missing this time around with the system. If and when Nintendo aggressively prices the Wii U, hopefully gamers will flock to the system and get excited that Nintendo is already developing a next generation console. People may finally see what they have been missing with the Wii U.

When do you think Nintendo will announce a price cut? Thanks for reading.

First Nintendo Smartphone Games Will Be Released Later This Year

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Following today’s announcement of Nintendo making a splash into the Smartphone market, it has been confirmed that the first Nintendo Smartphone games will be released later this year. The company hasn’t revealed any hints as to which game franchise will be released first, but it will certainly be interesting to see which series makes its debut on the mobile platform. If we were to make a guess, we would put our money on a puzzle title.

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Nintendo Announces New Gaming Hardware NX

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Nintendo has announced that they are working hard on their next dedicated gaming hardware codenamed Nintendo platform NX. The announcement was made during a Japanese media briefing and is said to be a “dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept”. No details have been given about Nintendo NX other than we will be hearing more about the system next year. Here is what they had to say regarding the new system:

While this is not something directly relating to the collaboration that we have announced today, here is one thing I would like to mention to avoid any misunderstandings.

Nintendo has decided to deploy its video game business on smart devices but it is not because we have lost passion or vision for the business of dedicated video game systems. On the contrary, now that we have decided how we will make use of smart devices, we have come to hold an even stronger passion and vision for the dedicated video game system business than ever before. Nintendo has made this decision because we have concluded that the approach of making use of smart devices is a rational way for us to encourage even more people around the world to recognize the great value of the wonderful game software available on our dedicated game systems.

As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename “NX.” It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.

LEGO Jurassic World First Trailer

Here is the adorable first trailer for LEGO Jurassic World. The game is headed to every home console known to man and spans across the 4 films in the series. The LEGO brand of games always offers some of the best gameplay around and we are very excited to see how things turn out for LEGO Jurassic World. Check out the first trailer for LEGO Jurassic World and let us know what you guys think.

Ready at Dawn Dev Shows The Secrets Behind The Order: 1886’s Amazing Animations

One word comes to mind while watching this impressive video and that word is “talent”. It amazes me what the team at Ready at Dawn has done with The Order: 1886 in terms of visuals. The game raises the bar for this new generation and has us very excited about the future.

Check out this new video and let us know what you think.

Will Nintendo’s Home Consoles Ever Get The “Portable Treatment”

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Nintendo’s portable systems have become exactly like their beloved franchise Pokemon. There have been evolutions of their systems, a plethora of special editions and constant tweaks that have made gamers catch “poke” fever and “gotta catch them all” mentality. From the GBA, GBASP, Gameboy Micro, Gameboy Color, Nintendo DS, DSi, DS Lite, 3DS, 3DSXL, New 3DS, New 3DSXL and the countless special editions, Nintendo sure has given collectors and gamers alike a ton of different options when it comes to purchasing their portable systems.

Nintendo has owned the portable realm for quite a while and we here at MVGN have been wondering; Will Nintendo’s home consoles ever get the “portable treatment”?

Throughout the years, Nintendo has given gamers a number of special editions for their home consoles, just not in the same matter that their portable business has. For every 1 or 2 special edition home consoles, it seems that the big N releases 3 variations on their portable side. Sure it costs money to produce a variation of a home console but if a collector or a serious Nintendo fan has more options for home consoles, they may very well sell a decent amount more. Heck, Nintendo themselves have proven this fact by simply releasing an upgrade to their portable nearly every other year. It helps “refresh” the system, gives the portable longer legs in terms of retail and most importantly, sells more units for Nintendo. We wonder what Nintendo would do if they applied this business model to their home console business, how effective it would be.

I guess we just have been pondering this question for a little while and wanted to see what you guys thought on the subject. Why not treat your home console business in the same way the big N treats their portable business? We think it would only help the company and maybe spark something new in the video game world. Apple has been doing it for years now with their immensely popular iOS devices…. Maybe Nintendo can do the same.

What do you guys think? Thanks for reading.