The Conduit

What HVS wants from the Nintendo Wii 2

"Multi-core would be great." Wii visuals "haggard".

Speculation is rife that Nintendo will tease a new home console at E3 this year, with one analyst saying an announcement this June wouldn't be a surprise but what does the hardware have to include?

1 million sales benchmark 

1 million sales benchmark "preposterous"

An industry "misnomer" Conduit 2 dev says.

If a game sells one million copies it is considered by many to have been successful but that's rubbish, according to one developer.

"That's a misnomer in our industry," High Voltage chief creative officer Eric Nofsinger told Eurogamer.

"By and large people look at it and they say, if it's not a million unit seller it's a flop. That's preposterous."

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Conduit 3DS in development

"It runs pretty darn well with full 3D."

Wii science fiction first-person shooter series Conduit is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, Eurogamer can reveal.

High Voltage compares The Conduit to GTA

"Nobody knows anything about GTA 1, 2."

The developer behind Wii-exclusive first-person shooter series The Conduit has compared its difficult beginnings to the journey taken by gargantuan sandbox series Grand Theft Auto.

The Conduit 2: The long road back

High Voltage on finding an audience for a Wii FPS.

When High Voltage Software first showed off its self-funded FPS The Conduit back in 2008, both core game-starved Wii owners and press intrigued by how a low-profile tie-in factory was eeking such impressive visuals from Nintendo's humble console immediately sat up and took notice.

The Conduit

The Conduit

Conduct unbecoming.

If you want to learn something about a science-fiction, alien-invasion shooter before playing it, just pay close attention to how it names its enemies. The single words developers choose to boil their interstellar or interdimensional threats down to often inadvertently reveal the character of the game beneath. Halo's Covenant and Flood conjure an aura of biblical scale and religious devotion. Half-Life 2's Combine suggests seamless integration and sleek, powerful technology. Killzone's Helghast sounds like grim, Germanic warmongering.

The alien invaders in Wii FPS contender The Conduit are called the Drudge.

What does that say to you? Thankless, plodding toil, a dearth of imagination, a dry and dogged adherence to convention? Something grey, unvaried, undistinguished, average? Right on all counts, unfortunately. The rule holds true for this technically sound but desperately uninspiring shooter. Name thy enemy, name thyself.

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SEGA pushes Conduit to July

An extra two weeks to wait now.

SEGA has announced that ambitious Wii shooter The Conduit has been pushed back to 10th July. We had expected the game next Friday, 26th June.

Conduit dev doing Gladiator game

It will "redefine fighting on the Wii".

The Conduit developer High Voltage has unveiled exclusive Wii game Gladiator AD, which aims to "redefine the fighting game genre on the Wii".

The Conduit

Drudge and jury.

The Conduit has received so much attention for the dazzling graphics it's managed to coax out of the Wii that you almost forget there's a game lurking somewhere in there, tucked away behind the bloom and the bump-mapping. But there is a game, and not a bad one by the looks of it, if an hour or two with both single- and multiplayer is anything to go by.

Hardcore will "pay attention" to Wii soon

Dunaway says tide will turn next year.

Nintendo US almost-boss Cammie Dunaway reckons hardcore gamers will sit up and take notice of the Wii next year, as the "breadth of offerings" will increase to cover plenty of audiences.

Most Wii games "look like crap"

But ours won't, says High Voltage.

Developer High Voltage has attacked the mentality of developers making games for Wii, claiming most end products "don't even look as good as the latter day PS2 titles".