Sonic fans looking forward to the upcoming Sonic Generations can now be assured
the game will contain the most authentically old-school Sonic experience short
of physically digging out your old Genesis. That is to say, the game will contain
that console's original Sonic the Hedgehog as a bonus unlockable, meaning the
only way purists could be happier is if the title contained three-button pads
and a means of downgrading your HDTV to a cruddy 1991 CRT...
Thinking of picking up Sonic
Generations, but need about seventeen more screenshots to seal the
deal? Rejoice! Sega has answered your hypothetical prayers in the
form of ten new images for the 3DS version, and seven more for its
PS3 and XBox 360 counterparts. Let the discreet at-work browsing
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. To celebrate
the decade of open-world gaming GTA III gave us, Rockstar's giving us
one of its just-announced, limited-edition, super-swank Claude Speed
action figures (which Rockstar sells
for $149.99) so that we can give it to one lucky reader. Made by Sideshow Collectibles and coming complete with two outfits,
eight weapons and nearly 30 points of articulation, Claude makes for an
impressive man-doll, but he's limited to a set of 1,500. One of those
1,500 could be yours...
Nintendo 3DS owners will soon have the
power to record their life in three dimensions, thanks to a
firmware update for the handheld system. Today, Nintendo dished out the details on an incoming software upgrade for the 3DS that will allow users to
utilize the system's camera to tape up 10 minutes of 3D video, as well
as create their very own stop-motion animations.
Further adding to its 3D offerings,
Nintendo said it will begin selling 3D music videos beginning with a
rendition of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' as performed by the
characters from Shrek...
3D Classics section of the Nintendo eShop hasn't really lived up to its
potential. At first, it seemed as though Nintendo would be releasing
classic 3D remakes on a regular basis - something which, obviously,
helped us justify picking up the 3DS early on. It looked as though that
might be the case after the eShop kicked it off with a free download of
Excitebike, but since then, Nintendo hasn't really given it too much
love. Instead of games like Zelda and Mario, Nintendo has been releasing
games like Xevious, Twinbee and, Urban Champion. Yeah.
Thankfully, that may finally be changing. Nintendo has revealed that
two beloved NES games that are getting the 3D Classic treatments: Kid Icarus
and Kirby's Adventure. Too bad neither is confirmed for a US release...
Nintendo has delivered a new trailer for
Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS. The
clip hails from the Big N's recent online press conference, and
showcases a cutscene and gameplay footage from the upcoming sequel. Oddly enough,
despite being entirely in Japanese, the story actually seems easier
to follow than some of the more recent English-language Kingdom Hearts
Ubisoft Motion Pictures is close to announcing a partnership with Sony Pictures
Entertainment to adapt Assassin's Creed into a major Hollywood production, says
Variety. The studio, first announced in May, has been commanding attention from
a number of top studios with the property. Sony's bid for the Assassin's Creed
film rights reportedly beat out Universal, among others...
Last week we’d heard from
a reliable source that Sonic Generations' 3DS release had slipped into 2012.
Given Sega’s recent history of delaying 3DS games
it seemed possible and Sega was slow to respond if the game would make it out
around the same time as the console versions of Generations. At last Sega
finally cleared things up today, as its blog
officially clarified the launch date as November 22 in the US and November 25
Bad day at the office? Crummy class at
school? Sometimes all you need to turn your afternoon around is a new
trailer for the gorgeously illustrated Rayman Origins; and wouldn't
you know, that's exactly what we stumbled across this morning. See? You and us, we're like this.
The 3DS looks to be on the
road to recovery following its huge price cut back in August. Sales have been
steadily improving, games like Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 look like
potential blockbusters, and its biggest handheld competition, the PS Vita, isn't hitting the US and UK until after the all-important holiday season.
Now it looks like something else is brewing for the system, as Nintendo has a
press event scheduled for Friday night Japan time, but just what will be
revealed is shrouded in mystery...