Saturday Radar: GamesRadar’s best for the week of 9/23/13

A bit of a mirror from last week, this week’s installment of the Saturday Radar has Nintendo and Grand Theft Auto on the brain.

You’re an idiot if you think Nintendo should make iOS games

That’s a pretty bold statement, but to be honest- it’s probably accurate.

Nintendo manufactures the biggest handheld gaming console on the market with the 3DS and to actually start making games for the ‘competition’ kind of make no sense at all. I know the thinking has gone the route of assuming that Nintendo is falling on its face a bit, but author Chris Hoffman actually makes a great case for the Big N being just fine for the next few years even if they started taking hefty losses.

Which they aren’t by the way. Even though the company’s latest console, the Wii U, is about as far from being a hit as you can get, it’s also not killing Nintendo’s profits. Yet anyway, I think that might change in the face of the Xbox One and PS4.

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For now though, you should definitely give this a read if you’re having doubts about Nintendo or think that Mario looks like he needs a dip in the iOS swimming pool. Oh and, uh, note to Nintendo- please bring back Nintendo Power.

Read on here for the full story

8 things we want from GTA 6

Yes, Grand Theft Auto 5 just put a hit on retail and Rockstar on the whole (and gamers) are swimming (what’s with all the water metaphors?) in the glory that is GTA. But here’s the thing- you know that somewhere the developer is hard at work on at least the preliminary ideas for GTA6.

Yeah, yeah, we won’t see it for an age or so, but it’s definitely there in some fashion. So with that in mind, why not take a look at what GR has in mind for it? Some of the stuff on the list is spot on like adding a new setting, making the game even more grounded and believable and giving the player choice on how the main character makes his living.

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It’s fun stuff to read through for any fan of Rockstar’s crime series and actually makes some very good points.

Read the entire piece here

Super Smash Bros Wii U Weekly – Toon Link breaks in

Pretty self-explanitory there- the cartoony version of The Legend of Zelda’s Link is indeed holding down a roster spot in Nintendo’s mashed-up beat’em up Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS.

‘Toon Link’ is from the Wind Waker and its subsequent sequels that appeared on the 3DS of course and is a Link from a future timeline in the land of Hyrule- which you would have known if you had read the excellent Hyrule Historia book from Nintendo and Dark Horse Comics.

Not too much else to say about this one other than that. Click the link and watch the vid.

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Those are the best of the best from GR this past week. Give ‘em a read and then feel free to chat ‘em up in the comments section below. We’ll see you back here on Saturday Radar next weekend!

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