Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Today, Nintendo has unveiled a large amount of information on the status of Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, in a 39 minute video documentatary. According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will be released in Summer 2014 release, while the Wii U version will come out in Winter 2014. Along with release dates, Sakurai went in full depth about the gameplay, stages, items, characterrs, and online mode. Out of all the features covered, the online mode seemed to be the most exciting tidbit, as it’s a huge overhaul over Brawl’s...

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Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Gaming, General, Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

This past week, I had a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a huge annual conference for game producers & developers. As this was my first GDC, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, attend seminars on game development, as well as seeing the latest games and technology on display.  While the first two days of GDC came and gone with little fanfare, things became a bit more interesting when the Career Center and the Expo Floor opened up on Wednesday. Companies like...

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Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Project Geo, now unveiled as DRAGON GEO today, is an interactive map app akin to Google Maps, but displays maps from Square-Enix’s lesser known RPG series, Dragon Quest. Those of you that have been playing RPGs since the early days of the original NES will better recognize this series as Dragon Warrior. DRAGON GEO allows for viewing world, region, castle, town, dungeon, and shrine maps from Dragon Warrior / Quest I-VI. It also includes maps from the remake versions that later appeared on the Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo...

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Animal Crossing: The Uncensored Edition

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Gaming | 0 comments

Chewbot over at Let’s Play Archive wrote about his experience with Animal Crossing, documenting the woeful adventures of Billy.Let’s Play Archive – Animal Crossing By ChewbotAlthough I have never played Animal Crossing, I found Chewbot’s commentary and experience to be quite amusing. Be warned, there is much profanity in his review, and with good reason. Who knew that Animal Crossing was promoting child labor and slave...

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A Tribute to Hiroshi Yamauchi

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Today is a sad day, as Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who led Nintendo from 1949 to 2002 and transformed Nintendo from a small card company into a mega videogame giant, has passed away from Pneumonia at the age of 85.During his time at Nintendo, popular gaming consoles such as the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and GameCube were released, along with the creation of beloved Nintendo characters like Mario, Link, Samus, Donkey Kong, etc. that we have come to know well and love today. Rest in peace, Hiroshi Yamauchi.

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Nintendo Introduces the Nintendo 2DS

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Gaming, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo 2DS this week, a new addition to the Nintendo DS handheld family. Unlike previous Nintendo DS devices, the new Nintendo 2DS is more tablet-like in nature, abandoning the flip-screen design present in previous Nintendo DS devices. In terms of hardware, the new Nintendo 2DS boasts the same specifications as the Nintendo 3DS, but lacks one important feature, 3D gaming, hence being affixed with the 2DS label. While it may seem like a significant feature to drop, the 3D feature on Nintendo 3DS games released so far...

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PROJECT AM2R: Metroid II Remake Project

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Gaming | 0 comments

I recently stumbled upon Project AM2R, a full-blown remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus in 16-bit style. It is an unofficial, fangame project that has been in development for a few years. From the screenshots and the progress updates, Project AM2R seems to be coming along nicely, as many areas of Metroid II have already been finished. There is even a playable demo that can be downloaded from Project AM2R’s site. The demo itself is pretty well-polished, as the graphics and gameplay are reminiscent of Metroid: Zero Mission (a remake...

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Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin Released!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Final Fantasy fans are in for a treat! OC Remix, a site well known by video game music enthusiasts, has released Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin, an album of arranged songs from the classic Squaresoft RPG, Final Fantasy VI. You can check out a preview of some of the arrangements in the following YouTube video: To grab the full album in lossless or lossy format, check out their...

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Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii Mod

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii Mod

For those that are looking for a refreshing new challenge to New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Wii, look no further! A fan group called the Newer Team has released a mod for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, properly named “Newer Super Mario Bros Wii!” With this mod, Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii introduces: 128 all-new levels on a gigantic world mapRemixed and original graphics, themes and musicThe return of a classic Power-UpNew and old bosses and enemiesFun with 1 to 4 players, just like the original gameFor more details,...

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Microsoft Backpedals on XBOX One: Removes DRM & Used Games Limitations

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Microsoft Backpedals on XBOX One: Removes DRM & Used Games Limitations

With the amount of ire that Microsoft received from the public about it’s DRM & used games policy for the XBOX One, Microsoft has reversed it’s stance. So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means: An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again....

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