LA Noire Has Made 20% of Sales on Nintendo Switch in the UK [YouTube Vlog]

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Screenshot taken on Nintendo Switch

You can watch the vlog here: LA Noire Has Made 20% of Sales on Nintendo Switch in the UK

LA Noire is selling well. In the UK, LA Noire has received 51% on PlayStation 4, 28% on Xbox One, and 20% for Nintendo Switch. Does this mean Rock Star will bring more games to Switch?

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! It is time to sit back and thank the ones around you. Whether it is God, friends, family, whatever, show your appreciation for them.

Eat some turkey and all that pie, too. Have fun. It is a good day to enjoy.

Maybe while you are at it, you can look on Steam for the Black Friday deals. Nintendo is having deals, as well on the eShop for Switch and more. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Sony and Microsoft had something.

Happy Thanksgiving again.

My View On Pressuring Gamers to Purchase Loot Boxes and Gambling in Video Games

Xbox One box artwork from EA

EA might be forced to pay large fines for forcing you to pay for loot boxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Why is this bad? Try playing a match and on-screen prompts tell you “Buy This,” so you buy it, then you don’t get a good weapon. However, the other person does. This causes an unfair advantage for you. While it ads difficulty, it also often seems that it is impossible to fight back without dying.

McDonald’s

Now, put yourself in this situation. You are at McDonald’s ordering food. But hold on, they only serve random items off of the menu. You have to pay $5. After the wait, they only bring you a small fry that is worth maybe a dollar. The person waiting behind you got a full meal. Double cheese burger, large fry, and large drink all for $5. How is this fair?

EA did exactly that with Star Wars: Battlefront II. This is why I think forcing the player to purchase a loot box is wrong. Technically, you can avoid this. But it puts pressure on the gamer. Eventually, you will get frustrated and say “Screw it. Give me the loot box.”

Overwatch

Both EA with Star Wars: Battlefront II and Activision’s Blizzard with Overwatch are being investigated in this matter. Right now, they have been found with illegal gambling. Many of these games may be rated Teen or M for Mature, under ESRB or maybe 16 to 18 in some countries. ESRB had also said they don’t rate for loot boxes. They think it is legal.

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The Wii U Released Today In 2012, And Wii Came Out 11 Years Ago Tomorrow

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It is the 5th anniversary of the Wii U. Nintendo Wii U released in the US and Canada on November 18, 2012, those countries were also the first place it released in the world. In addition to this, the Wii will turn 11 on November 19, 2017.

The Wii U was a great console. It was great for first-party content, anyway and streaming movies. Third-party did not sell well on it. Blame Nintendo’s marketing. It was a commercial failure. It sold at least 13.56 million consoles in the last five years. However, the Switch sold half of that already in less than 12 months. The Switch is at 7.6 million units sold. It is also marketed better, which is contributing to its success.

I rarely talk bad on Nintendo products. But as much as I loved the Wii U, I could not help but put pressure on the system. It’s good for Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda titles, and Super Smash Bros. I guess movies and TV shows on Netflix or Hulu was cool, although Hulu on Switch is a better choice, especially with the hybrid feature. It just needs touch screen support.

Watch the vlog here

LA Noire Remaster Is Available Now For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. The VR Case Files releases in December.

Rock Star released LA Noire on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The VR HTC version releases in December. This is a remaster from 2011’s PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions. It had better visuals, some platforms allow for up to 4K, HD Rumble, touch controls, and Virtual Reality.