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Review: CrossworDS

Friday, March 5th, 2010 by pea kay

Title: CrossworDS
Developer/Publisher: Nuevo Retro Games
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Release Date: 05/05/08
Number of Players: one player game

I imagine I’ll likely say this often- I’m not really a gamer. Surely, it would be a sin against the video game fates if I were to call myself a capital “G” gamer. I’m much more of a casual player, preferring to leave the hard core stuff to the true geeks of the genre. That being said, this is exactly my kind of game. CrossworDS doesn’t offer high end graphic arts of wild anime fighters flipping swords the size of mack trucks to make with the oohs and aahs. It doesn’t offer button mashing combat, in depth story with dramatic plot twists or some cliffhanger ending designed to get you to blow another sixty dollars on a tale, that if we were wiser, we could watch for free on basic cable in the early afternoons, complete with a glass of Sherri and a bowl full of bon-bons. What it will give you is simple, clean fun with actual intellectual results.

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Review - Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Mark-12

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Title: Kingdom Hearts – 358/2 Days
Developer/Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: DS, DS Lite, DSi
Release Date: 09/29/09
Number of Players: 1, 2-4 via Wireless Multicard Play

Kingdom Hearts…it all started September 16, 2002. Disney and Squaresoft came together and had a wonderous video game baby. They melded their perspective licenses together into a wonderful action RPG. It followed the story of a young boy, Sora, trying to find his childhood friends, Kairi and Rikku. The game ended with a definitive cliffhanger, leaving many people waiting anxiously for Kingdom Hearts 2. Sadly, they had many years to wait for that. In the interim, Square released Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (CoM) on December 7, 2004. They billed it as a half step between Kingdom Hearts 1 and Kingdom Hearts 2. It wasn’t going to continue the story per se, but it would make more sense once you actually played Kingdom Hearts 2. At least, that’s what they said.

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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.

The colors Reggie, the colors!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Zach Potts

After a bit of waiting, Nintendo is starting to release a few more color options to both Wii and DS fans. While there isn’t news of a black Wii coming to the US quite yet, Nintendo of America will be releasing black Wii remotes, nunchucks, and motion plus devices. Those things look super slick.

And on the DS side of things, there will be two more color choices for the recently launched DSi: pink and white. While DSiWare wasn’t super spectacular at the beginning, it is starting to shape up, and with the news of DSi-specific games coming, now may be the time to pick yours up.

Wii Fit Plus Details, $20 price tag

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 by Zach Potts

At a recent GameStop Manager’s Conference, good ole Reggie Fils-Aime announced some details about the upcoming Wii Fit Plus game. If you’re unfamiliar with the product, it’s a sequel to the very popular Wii Fit, with newer mini-games, exercises, and other features.

Reggie announced that the game will be released on October 4th, both as a stand-alone game, and bundled with a Balance Board. The bundle will be set at $100, which is $10 more than the original, however, the game alone will be a mere $20, which is a pretty fantastic deal for those who already have the board from the first game.

NPC! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Review

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Developer/Publisher: Nintendo/Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Release Date: 05/04/2009
Number of Players: Single-player

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat is the latest title in the New Play Control series for the Nintendo Wii, bringing a Gamecube classic back for a new generation of gamers, and numerous other people who didn’t get it with its original release. How do the new controls and additions fair? Well you’ll just have to read on to find out.

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Nintendo Conference Pictures

Saturday, June 6th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Hey everybody, I’ve had a busy week, but finally have the time to sit down and upload all of those pictures I had taken throughout the week. First, I’m going to start with the ones I got from the Nintendo Conference, so check after the jump for all the goodness.

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X-men Origins: Wolverine Review

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

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 Title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Developer/Publisher: Raven Software/Activision
Platform: PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, DS, Xbox 360
Release Date: 05/01/2009
Number of Players: Single-player

Let me open by stating the fact that I actually have yet to see the film. Normally, that is a good thing with video game tie-in titles. However, from everything I’ve heard the movie does the IP just as much justice as the game. That said, and after having puts hours upon hours into the game, let’s get our Snikt! on and see how Raven Soft handled the latest Wolverine title.

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GP Hands-On Preview: Ghostbusters The Video Game

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Ghostbusters The Video Game

Two in the box. Ready to go. We be fast. And they be slow! That’s right, we got to strap on our Proton Packs and get our pyschokenetically charged hands on Atari and Terminal Reality’s upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Bear in mind folks, this is a preview and not a review. That being said, even for a preview things are looking good for our favourite spook-hunters.

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