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Great, even Nintendo is exploiting crowdfunding now
I’m sick of hearing about big publishers taking advantage of services like Kickstarter, which is supposed to be for indies, or at least people who would have trouble raising money for their projects themselves otherwise.
And Wario is the last person I’d give money to. Hasn’t he already raked in millions from his WarioWare series? Plus he’s known for running scams, so I don’t trust this Crowdfarter site he just launched at all. His business plan sounds fishy, too — I’m not sure how he expects to make cash by asking people to tweet or like his site.
The rewards don’t even sound that great!:

At 50 KAJILLION coins, you will receive my voice as a ringtone for your too-cool-for-school phone. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

If I help him make 50 Kajillion coins, the least I’d expect is a DRM-free copy of Game & Wario, a cameo or credit in the game, and a downloadable soundtrack. This is just straight-up greed and an abuse of his fans’ good will. It’s official, Wario now is worse than Penny Arcade.
PREORDER Game & Wario (June 23), upcoming games

Great, even Nintendo is exploiting crowdfunding now

I’m sick of hearing about big publishers taking advantage of services like Kickstarter, which is supposed to be for indies, or at least people who would have trouble raising money for their projects themselves otherwise.

And Wario is the last person I’d give money to. Hasn’t he already raked in millions from his WarioWare series? Plus he’s known for running scams, so I don’t trust this Crowdfarter site he just launched at all. His business plan sounds fishy, too — I’m not sure how he expects to make cash by asking people to tweet or like his site.

The rewards don’t even sound that great!:

At 50 KAJILLION coins, you will receive my voice as a ringtone for your too-cool-for-school phone. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

If I help him make 50 Kajillion coins, the least I’d expect is a DRM-free copy of Game & Wario, a cameo or credit in the game, and a downloadable soundtrack. This is just straight-up greed and an abuse of his fans’ good will. It’s official, Wario now is worse than Penny Arcade.

PREORDER Game & Wario (June 23), upcoming games

Stay up past your bedtime to play video games

Wii U’s upcoming Game & Wario has an ingenious mode that lets you relive that childhood feeling of sneaking a late night video game session on your handheld (or in this case, classic WarioWare microgames on the GamePad), while keeping an ear out for parents who might storm in and ground you. What a crazy idea for a game! I love it.

And if you let this video play, you’ll also see another fun mode that has the GamePad holder trying to steal fruit in a crowded area, as other players watch closely trying to identify the thief. There’s a lot more footage of upcoming Wii U games from Japan’s Nintendo Direct stream this morning — watch it in full here.

BUY WarioWare games

Game & Wario, another Wii U launch title that Nintendo neglected to show during its E3 press conference (click for larger images). Details about the minigame shown in the above screenshots are available on this page.

Buy: WarioWare: D.I.Y.
See also: More of Tiny Cartridge's E3 coverage