Arcade icon and Atari alumnus Ed Logg
has been pegged to receive The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
(AIAS) 2012 Pioneer Award during the organization's 15th
Annual Interactive Awards next February.
Logg is widely regarded as one of
founder fathers of video gaming, having co-developed well known
coin-op games for Atari such as Asteroids, Super Breakout, Centipede,
and Gauntlet back in late '70s and early '80s. Logg also dabbled in the
home console field, writing code for Tengen's version of Tetris for
the NES, and later working on Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey and San
Francisco Rush for the N64...
It's been quite the eventful week in gaming, so why not check out what
our sister sites and publications thought of the biggest happenings?
There's loads to choose from, from cringe-worthy chat-up lines readers
of ONM would aim at Zelda Williams to Hideo Kojima revealing that Snake
really should have kicked the bucket in MGS4. So here's our pick of the
best from around the GamesRadar network:
is safe as Kirby, rapacious cutie-pie and king of the Nintendo
B-list, extends his boundless hunger into our own third dimension
today. 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure is a remake of the pink
all-devourer's second outing and NES debut. The 3D Classics line's been pretty sparse for
platformers so far (as in, there haven't been any), so an old-time
gem like this is a bit of a treat...
Spike TV has revealed its list of 2011
Video Game Awards (VGA) nominees, as well as the announcement it
will be naming the Legend of Zelda franchise as its very first Hall
of Fame inductee...
We don’t try to hide our love for Mario’s Tanooki suit, as we’ve
even posed for regrettable photos wearing his costume. And we’d like to point out that the costume we were
wearing in that photo was totally fur-free and made from polyester. We’re just
covering our bases, as PETA just launched a new browser-based game titled Mario
Kills Tanukis that has us a little worried...
In case you somehow missed it, Super Mario 3D Land launched this weekend, giving the 3DS it's first killer original title. We enjoyed it enough to give it a well-deserved 9/10. As part of its launch this weekend, Nintendo had a pretty cool promotion in the heart of New York City, Times Square. There they set up a 3D recreation of the world Mario explores and gave people a slightly early peek at the game. Take a look...
already been such a beast for game releases and we haven’t even hit the gaming
Ragnarok of November 15, so you might have forgotten October was a pretty wild
month for games too. Today the NPD group released sales for October and while
we weren’t too shocked by the results, it at least highlighted what a huge
month it was. And if we had to pick one winner for the month, it seems to be
future looks rosier every day, with major releases
and positive sales news from Japan.
Now Nintendo of America released its own positive update on the platform after receiving
sales data for this past October. The 3DS (along with the Wii and DS) had a good month,
with 3DS selling 250,000 units, the Wii moving 250K also, and the DS clearing
180K. But the most interesting takeaway from this data: the 3DS is poised to
sell more systems in its first year than the DS did...
You may have missed this,
but basically every single game that matters is launching this month. And we’ve
given out so many glowing reviews, we don’t blame you for wanting to jump in a
midnight launch line immediately. But wait! You’re obviously forgetting the
magical 24-hour period known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when
everything is on sale and people are trampled for a $99 HD TV. Today Best Buy’s
Black Friday ad has leaked weeks ahead of time and includes some crazy deals
that might cause you to delay some purchases.
Things have been a little dark for Nintendo lately, with an
unprofitable year along with a goofy, poorly-introduced peripheral,
but now that the first of its big holiday releases is hitting stores things are
starting to look better for them… in Japan at least. Last week the 3DS and
Super Mario 3D Land both took the top spot in the Japanese sales charts in a