Nintendo announced they won’t have a press conference this year at the E3 Expo for 2013 but still plan to showcase games inside the exhibit hall. What does this say about Nintendo as a brand? As of now most are looking at this as Nintendo’s attempt to abandon the Wii U hype but Nintendo has always worked outside the box and generally has something up their sleeves – we’ll see how things play out in the long run but for now check out this quick vlog discussion Nintendo and Xbox news!
Much has been said about used game sales. Typically the conversation is about how the purchase of used games hurts those who make games by cutting them out of the money loop thus hurting the medium as a whole. With less money coming in from game sales game companies have less money to put into their next project creating an endless cycle of poorer and poorer quality titles. Let’s be perfectly clear: this will not be one of those typical conversations. I would rather look at the personal economics of used games. We aren’t going to be looking at the
Injustice Gods Among Us is from the same development team who brought us the last Mortal Kombat (NetherRealm Studios) video game. We praised the last Mortal Kombat game in mostly every way and Injustice Gods Among Us deserves the same treatment. It’s refreshing when a new video game is released that takes familiar elements already established and mixes them up in new ways to create a fresh and fun experience. Injustice Gods Among Us is plain and simple a FUN game – you can play with over 20 characters from the DC Universe (both hero or villain) against your friends (online/local) or by yourself. Injustice is a welcome addition to the fighting game community as there hasn’t been much to get excited about over the last handful of months.
Kids love Skylanders and McDonald’s so it was only a matter of time before the two were combined and given away as part of their Happy Meal promotion but how do you make a ‘better’ toy for a food-giveaway? For the next month you can chose from 9 Skylanders ‘boy toy’ themed McDonald’s Happy Meal toys either with the purchase of a kid’s meal or individually for $1.95. The 9 Skylanders included are all male figures and vary between the different elements from the game – the highlight of the set is KAOS who is the villain in both the
Every year like clockwork Dreamworks releases a new animated film for theaters. A video game tie-in is just as inevitable, but The Croods Prehistoric Party manages to be one of the best party games on the Nintendo Wii U yet. The Croods is quite a hefty package with 30 mini-games, a Mario Party-esque board mode, and even unlockable content. This game could keep both kids and adults entertained, even when A.I’s difficulty tends to fluctuate. Though this game can be fun, some parts are especially tedious. Characters constantly repeat themselves to the point of insanity. Some games are left to
When Ninja Gaiden 3 released back in 2012 it was met with some very harsh criticism, the game was not up to par with what Ninja Gaiden fans were used to seeing out of Team Ninja. To the team’s credit, instead of just moving on they began to take feedback from the community. They pinpointed multiple issues from the original release and began working on an updated version of the game, a version that came to fruition in Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge. Razor’s Edge came out on Nintendo Wii U in late 2012 so we’re a bit late to
Army Of Two The Devil’s Cartel is the third game in this franchise from Electronic Arts. The previous two games featured lead characters Elliot Salem and Tyson Rios but Devil’s Cartel stars new-comers Alpha and Bravo. The Army Of Two games have all contained pretty good third person shooter action with cover mechanics and co-op gameplay. The second game of the series – Army Of Two 40th Day was a great improvement over the debut game because it added strong gameplay in addition to the whacky charm between the two protagonists. Army Of Two The Devil’s Cartel feels much like a
A lot of pressure has been on The Behemoth to follow up the resounding success of their 2008 2D brawler Castle Crashers. Hopeful fans and detractors can rest easy; BattleBlock Theater is a robust platforming experience overflowing with content that was well worth the wait. Shipwrecked on an island, imprisoned by evil cats, and forced to fight for your freedom in deadly stage performances, BBT’s premise is as wonderfully mad and charming as you’d expect from The Behemoth. The game’s narrator makes witty meta-references throughout each level and during over-the-top cut scenes, breaking up the rampant toilet humor rather nicely.
In the latest Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag dev diary – artist Todd McFarlane says he was inspired by the old Michael Jordan poster in which Jordan’s arms were stretched out across the paper to create his AC4 Edward Kenway pre-order incentive poster. The Todd McFarlane poster is a great pre-order incentive as there’s no way for it to be downloaded for free in the future – causing fanboys of all ages to be upset with marketing. Assassin’s Creed 4 Todd McFarlane Poster Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usdy3RetkPE
April looks to be another busy month for video games released highlighted by Injustice Gods Among Us, ShootMania Storm and Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen. For a list of video games coming out in April be sure to check out the video below!