Last night publisher NIS America revealed their fall lineup, and for the first time in memory there was a lack of PlayStation support. Instead the company, known for its charming RPGs and affection for hand-drawn anime art over 3D cutscenes, revealed a major push into the Nintendo DS market. Makes sense, seeing as neither PS3 nor PSP have the same kind of pull as DS at this point. So, what do level-grinding RPG fanatics have to look forward
Sept 4, 2007
Four new retro titles have arrived on the Wii Virtual Console, the most notable of which is the excellent Genesis adventure Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole.
For the ignorant, it has you play as elvish treasure hunter Nigel (yes, Nigel) as he undertakes a quest to gather treasure through the villages, caves and dungeons of Mercator Island.
Joining Landstalker (which is the usual 800 Wii points, by the way) is NES side-scroller Adventure Island, obligatory TurboGrafx
It's still four months from Talk Like a Pirate Day, in which people who never got over the mid-2000s pirate craze and the party-poopers who despise them spill out of the internet and into the real world. With so long a stretch free of timbers to be shivered, is it any wonder that Microsoft's Major Nelson feels the need to offer a few pirate-centric deals to users of (sorry, this is mandatory) Xbox Live Arrrrr-cade?
Freedom of speech? Bah! Who wants that? Games are clearly rotting humanity’s collective eternal soul and must be banned accordingly. The following collection of violent, titillating titles have offended censors all over the world. Some have been beaten to death by the banning bat for their gory deaths, others for displaying acts of girl-on-girl action, while one was even banned for having a two-headed cow. Really, just what is this
Sony has published the nominees for its
PSN Gamers' Choice Awards 2012. Vote, and you'll be helping the PS3
powers-that-be decide which of last year's PlayStation Network titles
go on sale next month...
There are 250,000 apps available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. How in the world are we supposed to sort through all of those? Well, lucky for us, a new website has launched which aims to tell every iGamer out there what the heavy hitters are...
The iPhone has been around for four years now and in that time hundreds of thousands of apps have been released to the iTunes App Store. A lot of them have made headlines, but which ones have had the strongest staying power? The answer may surprise you...
An overwhelming majority of gamers are male, so it makes perfect sense for every marketing team in the world to target their software at young guys. And what do all men ages 18 to one zillion love? Girls, gore and big loud machines. If they could make a game about a firefighting bikini squad that hunts down zombies in a decked-out sex/fire truck, world peace would be declared. But until that day, we have to settle with regular old T & A.
Developers are well aware of this, so occasionally
Sometimes, international perception of Australia has us so backwards that we’re thought to ride kangaroos down the street and consider that hat with the corks as the height of fashion. But according to figures detailing Australian and New Zealand game sales for the first half of 2012, the notion of the contrary antipode might be more fact than fiction.
A total of 28 game
makers from the Great White North are set to be represented during
the 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards. The Canuck-centric event will be
hosted by David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, and honor a number
of high profile games born on Canadian soil...