In today’s news roundup Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto bounces back after allegations New Super Mario Brothers on the DS was way too easy. Infinity Ward rush to try and address two new glitches which keep popping up across the multiplayer arenas of Modern Warfare 2. And finally, Gran Turismo fans get treated to a GT5 demo - but is it too little too late to smooth things over with frustrated GT consumers?
Miyamoto took NSMB DS criticism "hard"
Nintendo’s decision to revert back to the classic 2D format for New Super Mario Brothers was received with collective delight by gamers the world over. However in the latest episode of Iwata Asks, in which Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and a few his collogues had an open discussion regarding NWSB, it emerged Shigeru Miyamoto was devastated when critics accused NSMB on the DS of being ‘too easy’. SRB President Toshihiko Nakago agreed that Miyamoto had taken the news pretty hard, but insisted Nintendo had got the balance just right with the Wii adaptation.
‘This time we've got a difficulty level the player can enjoy. I'd really like people to experience this for themselves. There are times when you'll think: 'This game's a pretty tough nut to crack!'" In fact, slightly worried that they had actually gone and made it a bit too difficult, Nintendo were quick to introduce the Super Guide system and Hint Movies which feature some pretty incredible footage from Mario testers. So if you sailed through New Super Mario Brothers on the DS and are psyching yourself up to take on the Wii version, be warned, it can be surprisingly difficult. [Eurogamer]
Infinity Ward Scrambling To Address New Modern Warfare 2 Glitches
With another series of glitches plaguing the multiplayer arenas of Modern Warfare 2, it seems like Infinity Ward claw their way out of one hole only to fall straight into another. The javelin glitch – which allowed players to go kamikaze and detonate themselves rather than face death honourably – may be no more, but now developers are grappling with the so called private match" and "infinite ammo" glitches. Rob Bowling described the ‘private match glitch as a ‘matchmaking glitch that has players joining hacked Private Matches with custom rulesets when attempting to search for public games…’
The ‘Infinite Ammo’ glitch refers to bug where players enter a game only to find no ammo counters on any of the weapons. Bowling insists that Infinity Ward are well on top of things and issued an update on twitter stating: Preparing an in depth [Modern Warfare 2] Status Report for players to stay aware of what we're addressing & how it's progressing. Lots of updates in works." So, although there’s no sign of it yet, another patch is definitely in the works. [1up]
Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge Out This Week
If you feel like Sony’s overdue release if Gran Turismo 5 has gone beyond a joke, perhaps their latest offering will provide some much needed compensation. Out this week is The Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge Demo which features the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course and two separate time trial events. The player will be able to have a crack at the course with the Nissan 370Z, with one course featuring a stock configuration of the car and the other a slightly more tuned up version. The demo is out Thursday, and will allow the players to get a small taste of what awaits them when GT5 is eventually released in summer 2010. [ShackNews]