Feature With next-gen sales about to take off, we look back on the best-selling games from the last generation. Some of the top entries may surprise you...
The Pittsburgh Public Library in Kansas (not Pennsylvania) purchased a snazzy new Wii, and declared Wednesdays to be "Wii Wednesdays," making it something between a library and a living room. Or old-folks home. But cool, in a way...
Nintendo knows how to take something old and make it seem totally new. It's especially capable of pulling your strings to make you want its products more than your next breath. Why then, is its new video showcasing the black Wii bundle so... cheap? Unmissable video inside!
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For the first time in two and a half years Nintendo has a game that plays exactly like it does in the advert. Guy hiding behind the sofa during Resident Evil 4? Liar. Lady lunging across the living room in Wii Sports Tennis? Sick in the head. Wii Sports Resort, however, doesn’t lie. Nintendo could front the campaign with a chorus line of MPs and we’d still believe in its miracle powers. The moment it clicked?
With the original selling close to 46 million units worldwide since its debut in late 2006 (packaged with the Wii in all territories but Japan), Wii Sports has proved to be immensely fun, no matter how basic the gameplay may be. Sure, we can be snide about Sports being a glorified tech demo for what the Wii could theoretically achieve with new-age motion control tomfoolery, but that was three years ago.
Contributors: Chris Antista, Charlie Barratt, Brett Elston, Matthew Keast, Shane Patterson, Mikel Reparaz Hundreds of games are released every year, then played and forgotten by the next. Only a dozen or so will be remembered a decade from now, and only a few of those will have any lasting impact on the medium as a whole. Which upcoming titles stand the best chance of leaving that meaningful mark?
Summer’s right around the corner (starting tomorrow in fact) and despite the glorious weather that comes with it, this time of year is usually thought of as the unsufferable months until the real games come out this winter. Seriously, we’re getting tired of a hundred games flooding stores between October and December. Spread the love throughout the year, dummies!
We'll be live-blogging the three major press conferences of E3 – Microsoft (Monday, 10:30am PST), Nintendo (Tuesday, 9:00am PST) and Sony (Tuesday, 11:00am). Naturally we’ll be here all week reporting every scrap of information we can about the biggest and loudest E3 in years. Follow along LIVE at the appropriate time, and sound off in our comments section at the bottom of the page!
Mario is a cultural phenomenon. Final Fantasy is epic. Resident Evil, Fallout, Diablo... all of these classic franchises will eventually be tossed away, but they won't be stamped with expiration dates anytime in the foreseeable future.Other franchises started growing mold before they even left the grocery store shelves.The somehow-less-inspired franchises may sell millions, contain lovable