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I’m buying the next nintendo console because most other games have gone stale in my hands. enjoying the DS immensely new game styles float my boat, the PSP has like three maybe 4 decent games which are available on the PS2 and they are not as good as the PS2 version (apart from lumines). but I’m always looking for something new.

The funniest thing I heard lately about computer games was from a girl who has not played video games since she was young. i was talking about Mario tennis and how much fun it was multiplayer. she burst out laughing saying that’s silly, isn’t it just a glorified pong?

which can be said about almost every game on the gamecube, PS2 and Xbox. that’s why gamecube games sales hurt, bad. wind waker and sunshine were just glorified N64 games. and the only thing really new was Donkey Konga, DK Jungle beat, Odama and Animal Crossing. I have 45 gamecube games. and about 30 direct sequels. Monkey ball was not even new, it was marble madness and I’m sure that there is a game which Precedes that.

introducing me into new game concepts are whats going to really keep me into games, that or an amazing story but I can’t see that happening again for a while. most game narratives are too similar to other games.

I can really see a drive for new game concepts from both nintendo and Indie Game developers. PS3 and Xbox360 buyers definitely want more of the same, I do not.

I want developers to try and reinvent the wheel.

console war aside.
indie game devolopment, does it exist in ireland? there’s plenty interested (maybe not competent) and with the magic of communication technology it is possible. so why not?