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Nintendo Announces DSi LL

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by Zach Potts

At a press event in Tokyo today, Nintendo officially announced a new iteration of the DSi line-up; the DSi LL. The handheld has all of the same features of the DSi, but with larger screens that are 4.2 inches, diagonal, a full inch larger than the original DSi.

The device will be priced at 20,000 Yen, which is about $220 US, and will be released in Japan on November 21st. It will also come with a regular, and much larger stylus, as well as a few pre-installed DSiWare products.

The DSi LL is marketed towards an older audience, as well as those who would like to use it for its media player and internet functionality.

No word on if it’s heading to the States just yet, but Europe has announced that they will get it sometime in Q1 2010.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coming 11/15

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Zach Potts

So, Nintendo kind of snuck up a release date on us for their latest Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not only is it coming this holiday season, it’ll be released on November the 15th. That’s just over two weeks away. Pretty crazy stuff.

So, if you’re a Wii-exclusive owner, then you’ll have something new to play very soon. If you’ve got another console as well, you may choose Modern Warfare 2 first…..oops.

Modern Warfare 2 to sport 3rd-Person mode

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Call of Duty has traditionally been a first-person affair, in terms of perspective, but Modern Warfare 2 will be adding in a special set of multiplayer modes where players will be in the third-person perspective.

While playing in these modes, probably team deathmatch and search and destroy, you will only be allowed to use the third-person view. You cannot switch from first to third, and everyone will be in third so there is no unfair advantage.

Again, this is a mode all by itself, and there will still be the regular standard and hardcore, which are exclusively in first-person, so don’t worry about anything too divergent than what you’re used to.

Definitely an interesting addition though.

Excitebike World Rally coming to WiiWare

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Announced today in the latest installment of Nintendo Week on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, Excitebike World Rally is a “remake” of the original NES title for WiiWare, and will be released on November 9th.

The game will still be on a 2D plane, but feature a 3D environment and sprites. World Rally will also feature online multiplayer, as well as a variety of control options, including motion control, which might be interesting.

No word on price yet, but it’ll probably be competitive.

PS3 getting Netflix

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Zach Potts

That’s right, Netflix is officially coming to the PS3 next month. PS3 users will get the same benefits as their Xbox 360 counter-parts, allowing Netflix subscribers to watch all of their favorite movies and tv shows on their gaming consoles at no extra charge.

Pretty sweet deal if you are already a subscriber, and yet another reason to get you some Netflix if you aren’t.

Space, The Final Frontier.

Monday, October 19th, 2009 by The ReanimatedFish

Shattered Sun Logo

I’d actually become skeptical as to whether the first person shooter genre had any more room for development in new directions, or whether it was World War 2 and Zombies for the next decade.

But this morning, after letting myself out of the trunk of my car, (The only place I felt safe sleeping after watching ‘Paranormal Activity’ last night.) I discovered to my surprised the genre had not been completely mined out…

It seems developers Futuremark have a little something to say about that with their new title, Shattered Horizon . namely, what they have to say appears to be ‘We see your Nazis and raise you one resource war in the shattered remnants of the exploded moon.’ This is a title that definitely contains intriguing possibilities we haven’t seen explored in far too damn long.

I look forward to sinking my teeth into more as it comes.

Review - Galactic Bowling

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Galactic Bowling
Publisher/Developer: Perpetual FX Creative
Platforms: iPhone, iPod Touch
Release Date: 9/24/2009
Number of players: 1

Galactic Bowling, a new game for the iPhone/Touch, brings you a simple bowling game for your beloved device, but with a twist. Not only are there standard alleys with this package, but there are also alien courses to play on, with winding alleys and other such gimmicks to make the experience more interesting than a standard game. There are also some special balls to aid you in your quest for an epic 300, and weapons to stop your foe from doing the same.


Review - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Boxart

Title: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Publisher/Developer: Activision / Vicarious Visions
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox
Release Date: 09/15/2009
Number of players: Single Player, 1-4 online and local multiplayer

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 follows the same design as its predecessor, while of course tweaking a few things here and there. You still control four heroes from the Marvel universe, powering them up as you go through a new story that harks to the Civil War comic series. If you like the Marvel line-up, then there is plenty to enjoy, but if not, then you won’t see more than a button masher here.


Little Big Planet PSP starting early with Costumes

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Zach Potts

When you pre-order LBP for the PSP, you’ll get a voucher for six downloadable costumes. You’ll get Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, Killzone’s Helghast Officer and Tank costume, and MotorStorm’s Lucky Jack Flynn and Candy Buzzbomb.

Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Game Crazy. The game ships November 17th, so you have some time to make your peace.

Command and Conquer going to iPhone/Touch

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Seems the game industry, or at least EA, is trying to move a bunch of titles to the popular iPhone and iPod Touch. We heard earlier about Rock Band, and now it’s Command and Conquer: Red Alert.

It isn’t the full game of course, but will feature two maps and 12 combat levels, which is enough for RTS fans to be pleased with a competitively priced game. There is apparently a new combat system, so it may not be like its PC brothers, but it’s sure to be similar, and with easy to use touch controls, the prospect is a fairly exciting one.

The game is set to be released later this month, so keep your eyes open.