Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hits Steam this Friday, May 24th and marks the second game by Adult Swim Games to arrive on the platform. Steven Gee, Product Manager at Adult Swim Games, reached out to us to give us more information about the game before its arrival. Read More
While the announcement of the next generation Microsoft console Xbox One might have made fans happy, there was also news that will disappoint many fans as well.
Marc Whitten, the Vice President of Microsoft Xbox Live, revealed to The Verge that the next generation console will not be backwards compatible.
“No, there’s not…the system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective.
Wii U’s had a rough six months. No denying it. It’s hard to pull off a console launch, and judging by the struggles that 3DS and Vita had in 2011, it would have taken a miracle for Wii U to beat the trend. Since 2013 kicked off, the system has only seen 10 new games – three of which hit today, May 21. The platform’s current weekly sales have become something of a laughingstock among critics. None of this is good.
However, there’s a silver lining beneath all the bad: Wii U is starting to come together as a platform with a mission. And compared to other next-gen devices, it’s actually not doing too badly.
My last “Blast From the Past” retro looks back have focused on E3, with a glimpse at N64′s presence at E3 1996 and 1997. Today, in light of the recent EA comments, I’ve decided to look back at another era in the company’s history where parallel thinking was involved.
You see, back in 1985, EA was hard at work promoting PCs as superior to dedicated game consoles.
The reveal for the next Xbox is exactly three days away, and in anticipation of the big event, we’ve decided to round up our final predictions for Microsoft’s up-and-coming next-gen game box. We’ll be discussing some of the bigger topics, like pricing, mandatory installs and used games policies, as well as some other details like the controller design, user interface, and possibilities for social sharing functions.
Check out our last-minute guesses by clicking below – and feel free to share your own predictions in the comments!
What’s this? Why am I wearing Link’s hero’s clothes from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Mario’s trademark red cap? Well, it’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but I finally took the time to check out one of the town’s features recently, and I learned that you can earn some pretty unexpected items. Hopefully I’ll be able to complete the whole set soon.
You’ll have to read on to find out how you too can deck yourself out like a hero.
Nintendo’s changing up their approach to E3, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be tons of trailers, announcements, and new games to see and play. We actually already know about a number of games we should expect to see at the show, and the company’s sure to have a surprise or two up its sleeve.
With E3 less than a month away, we’ve gone back over and looked at all the stuff we know we can expect this year for Wii U and 3DS. Find out what’s ahead by clicking below.
I don’t know if that rumored “Greatness Awaits” slogan is real, or if it’s really for PS4 or actually for Destiny. I do know, however, that it rubs me the wrong way.
I can actually understand the appeal: latch on to the term “greatness,” which seems to now be a synonym for “awesome” in the colloquial sense rather in the “fear of God” sense, and tie it forever to the PlayStation brand. I get it. It’s a cool campaign.
But the more I think about it, the more I think about where PS4 is headed and about past PlayStation launches and some of the blunders they’ve faced, the more I worry that it’s the wrong message.
When most people look to past Zelda games for ideas to inspire them regarding what they’d like out of future ones, they look to the all-time classics: Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Twilight Princess, and others. After pondering for some time about features I’d like to see expanded upon in Zelda 3DS, however, I actually found myself gravitating toward a less-loved game: Phantom Hourglass.
And you know what? I don’t feel dirty about it. As a handheld sequel, Phantom Hourglass did some great things to adapt the series to a new platform.
Over the weekend, I delivered an extensive breakdown of some of the biggest myths about the popularity of “core” Nintendo titles on Wii. Many of you expressed that you would have liked me to focus more closely on the performance of third party titles in my discussion, to give a better picture of how Wii performed as a whole, not just on the first-party side.
I’ll admit: it’s very hard to put together a totally-accurate picture of Wii’s third-party performance because, in many cases, there just isn’t adequate data. However, I’ve extrapolated what I can from the known data to put together the best picture I can of the third-party situation on Wii. The results may surprise you.
The last list we did was First Person Shooters so it isn’t much of a stretch that we’d choose to do Third Person Shooters this time around. Expect some Mass Effect, Star Wars Battlefront and more below!
I took an extended vacation over the weekend to a tropical island just off the coast of Saria Town, but it turned out to be an excellent opportunity to get some work done as mayor as well. The island’s plant and animal life is very different from the mainland, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to find exotic goods to bring back to sell in town. We’re hoping to raise some money to build a fountain near the center of town, so we’re going to need an awful lot of Bells.
Still, it was a vacation, so I hope I don’t get a bad rep for “wasting taxpayer dollars” or something like that…