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    RPGCast - Episode 226: "FPSGamer"

    RPGCast - Episode 226: "FPSGamer"

    In order to validate our E3 experience, we'll be changing the site's name. Okay, not really. But it does seem like we were a bit light on RPGs at E3 this year. We'll cover what we liked and what little news has come forth since in this week's show.

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    After Other M, I can't see Metroid being a "big 3" franchise for Nintendo anymore. The big three for Nintendo now is casual stuff, Mario and Pokemon, all of which have 2 entries this year to get back to making money.

    The AA-sellers (Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby quite frankly) will come next E3 once there's an install base to justify it.
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    Chris, there are the zombie dragons and Bloodbane in Valkyrie Profile. There wasn't any other ones sadly (at least to my knowledge).

    Also my favourite dragon is the Dragon of Dojima. See what I did there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaymin View Post
    After Other M, I can't see Metroid being a "big 3" franchise for Nintendo anymore. The big three for Nintendo now is casual stuff, Mario and Pokemon, all of which have 2 entries this year to get back to making money.

    The AA-sellers (Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby quite frankly) will come next E3 once there's an install base to justify it.
    How is Zelda a "AA-Seller"? The games routinely sell in the millions.

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    2D Mario, Pokemon and the casuals sell 10 million+ routinely, though. I don't think a Zelda game has made that number since Ocarina of Time (maybe Twilight Princess since it had the bump of being a Wii launch game).
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    i would like to remind you all that phrase 'aaa title' is a meaningless buzzword made up by the games media and getting hung up on exactly how many A's your franchise of choice rates just below my 'game rankings as colours and shapes' malarkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaymin View Post
    2D Mario, Pokemon and the casuals sell 10 million+ routinely, though. I don't think a Zelda game has made that number since Ocarina of Time (maybe Twilight Princess since it had the bump of being a Wii launch game).
    Do you know how many non-Nintendo properties sell those numbers EVER? You've got Call of Duty and Blizzard's stuff. That's about it.

    So by your argument, there are only about ten AAA game franchises in existence. Oh, and Angry Birds is AAA too apparently.

    AAA is generally defined by budget and hype-levels in the gamer community, not expected sales. There are lots of AAA titles that sell sub-1 million copies (and the franchise subsequently dies a horrible death)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowl Sorcerous View Post
    i would like to remind you all that phrase 'aaa title' is a meaningless buzzword made up by the games media and getting hung up on exactly how many A's your franchise of choice rates just below my 'game rankings as colours and shapes' malarkey.
    This. I don't know about anyone else, but I never even heard this term before this generation, and would be so happy if it faded into existence. Honestly, considering how stupid the expectation of 10+ million for any one game is for 90% of the industry, I think we'd all agree the sooner the stupid graphical arms race that defines that buzzword, the better for everyone in the industry, with the possible exception of Epic Games.

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