Gamers Don't Want Online Games? (Mania.com)

By:James Stevenson and Troy Roberts
Review Date: Friday, July 09, 2004

Just when you thought that we'd never get a good crazy sound clip out of a Nintendo executive again, Satoru Iwata comes out with a doozy. According the President of Nintendo, "Customers don't want online games." This quote game from Japan Economic Spotlight and had lots of folks scratching their heads. In this week's edition of Gamers' Thumb, CINESCAPE's resident gaming editors examine if gamers really do want more online games.



 


Tidbits



Los Angeles has started a crackdown of minors' usage of game cafes... ESPN NFL 2K5 is not only 20 bucks, but it is shipping before MADDEN by a couple of weeks... Swinging Ape will develop STARCRAFT: GHOST... SPIDER-MAN 2 has shipped over two million copies.



On Shelves


It's that time of year. That smell of pigskin must only mean that it's football season, officially getting underway with the release of EA Sport's NCAA FOOTBALL 2005. Also out this week is TALES OF SYMPHONIA for the GameCube, as well as SPLINTER CELL: PANDORA TOMORROW. KARAOKE REVOLUTION: VOLUME 2 and BUJINGAI: THE FORSAKEN CITY are released for the Playstation 2, and SAMURAI WARRIORS for the Xbox as well.



Gamers' Thumb is our weekly Video Game column.



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