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Japanese DSi Colors

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by Daniel Sandoval

Japan has announced three more striking colors for the hottest handheld, the Nintendo DSi. Presently, the only pair of colors scheduled for North America are Black and Candy Blue. Wait out and see what attractive colors we get a year from now. I’m personally eager for the yellow/green DSi.

Remember, do not import one of the Japanese handhelds as Nintendo has said that the DSi will be region locked due to the hardware’s specific internet programs created for each region.

Halo Wars Review

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Title: Halo Wars
Developer/Publisher: Ensemble Studios/MS Games
Platform: Xbox 360
Release Date: 03/03/2009
Number of Players: Single-player Campaign/2 player Co-Op/Up to 6 Player Multiplayer on Xbox Live.

“Who needs Spartans?” It’s a question you’ll actually hear posed in the game by some infantry units if you listen carefully. Frankly, I played through the campaign fairly fine without them, but they definitely have their uses. So let’s talk a little about Ensemble Studio’s final magnum opus (under the name Ensemble Studios that is), Halo Wars. Normally I am quite despising of seeing the RTS genre on consoles. Next to survival horror games, RTS titles have always been high on my list of favourite genres. I’ve managed to steer clear of almost every RTS outing on consoles to date because I prefer the micro-managing capability offered by a keyboard and mouse. Well, how did Halo Wars fair against this grizzled keyboard/mouse veteran? I will tell you.

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Retro Game Challenge Review

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Retro Game Challenge
Publisher/Developer: Namco/XSeed Games
Platform: Nintendo DS
Release Date: 02/10/2009
Number of Players: 1

Retro Game Challenge is less of a single game, and more like 6 games rolled into one, and the awesome thing is, is that they are all varied and come from an assortment of genres, all featuring 8-bit graphics.

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Gamers United

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

We’ve all heard about one anti-video game bill after another at some point in our lives. 99% of the time they are rediculous, extermist crap and that is what I will frankly call them. However, I pose a question to you: Have you ever done anything to personally combat these unfair bits of legislature? If the answer to that question was yes, kudos to you for being heard. If the answer was no, then don’t come crying to me when you can’t have anymore Hot Coffee. But what about if your answer was, “I would love to, but how can I?” There’s an answer now…

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US DSi Release Date

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Today, Nintendo of America has announced the official launch date of their newest handheld, the DSi. The system will launch on April 5th of this year at a price of $169.99. The handheld will come in two colors, one of which is a bit surprising; black and blue.

The other mention was of the DSiWare Store and how the games and applications will start at 200 Points.

The new system will feature it’s two cameras, equipped with 11 different “lenses” which can be used to manipulate photos and all sorts of things. There is also the Sound aspect, where you can listen to music and record sounds, which could lead to some interesting applications. The DSi will also feature an SD slot, while losing it’s GBA slot; sadness.

What do you think? A decent price? Is it enough to get you to purchase another DS?

Not Lost Enough?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

As a follow up to the previous trailers and in-game videos for The Lost and The Damned, the new expansions pack for Grand Theft Auto 4 exclusive only on the Xbox 360, the gang are Rockstar have posted another movie for everyone. Of course, this time around it’s not all business. How about a little of the happy haps with Liberty City’s own Weazel News?

Oh, come on, you know you want to watch. I know you can get out of the Strip Club for a FEW minutes to turn that radio on in your newly “acquired” sports card Liberty City-ites!

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GTA4: The Lost and the Damned Live Tomorrow

Monday, February 16th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

For the Xbox 360 fans foaming at the mouth, this is a friendly reminder that The Lost and the Damned, the first exclusive content for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto 4 goes live on the 17th, aka tomorrow. If you’re wondering, it will run you 1600 MP, roughly $20, for new multiplayer modes and a new, separate campaign. To keep everyone amped, let’s watch some trailers for the upcoming DLC.

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Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville Review

Sunday, February 15th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville
Publisher/Developer: The Method
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch
Release Date: 02/3/2009
Number of Players: 1

Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville for the iPhone and iPod Touch is an item-finding game, like those in Highlights for Kids, mixed with some restoration mini-games. Your goal is to go from yard sale to yard sale, finding an assortment of items to decorate your house with and hopefully win the coveted house-beautification award.

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Ready 2 Rumble Pre-Order Promotion

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

If you are like me and you used to have a Dreamcast, you probably remember Ready 2 Rumble. If not, it’s time for you to start looking forward to this game! Making it’s break onto the Wii, Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution is coming soon to a boxing ring near you! There’s some good news for you too if you read on!

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F.E.A.R. Project Origin Review

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Title: F.E.A.R. Project Origin
Publisher/Developer: Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith
Platform: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 02/10/2009
Number of Players: Single player campaign/ 16 player Multiplayer

As I set out to write this review (having stayed up till 4am to finish the game) I find myself still a bit torn. Did I like this game or not? Well, obviously that’s always a question in mind of a review writer, but I find myself unable to fully answer that question. I think it may be due, in part, to my expectations and, perhaps, my recollection of the previous title (yes, I am ignoring a certain titles which were NOT F.E.A.R.). The other part that may be interfering with my clear view of FEAR 2 is that I have been inundated with horror titles over the last year.

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