If you already own a Wii or PlayStation Move, you’re likely all too familiar with the wide world of motion-controlled sports. Maybe you’re not one of those crazies who impaled their 52” LCD with a Wii-mote trying to bowl a strike, but you’ve probably participated in plenty of arm-flailing archery, tennis, golf, boxing, and even not-quite-sports such as tossing Frisbees at Wii puppies. Despite the oversaturation of gamepad-dismissing athletics, Microsoft is getting into the game with Kinect Sports...
comes another compilation of sports related minigames for another motion
control peripheral on another of our beloved game consoles. By now it might be
hard to tell the difference between games like Wii Sports, Sports Champions,
and Kinect Sports since, as of this point, each respective system has covered
all of their bases in terms of minigames in the major sporting events. We’ve
all played tennis, baseball, golf, and even skied down some slopes on the Wii
and PS3, but now it’s Kinect’s turn. Does Kinect Sports: Season Two’s
controller-free gestures make for a better experience than the competitors, or
is it just the same old walk down a far too familiar, sports equipment laden
It’s not the lightsaber
game we were hoping for, but it comes darn close. Plus, the rest of it is
actually pretty fun…
Borrowing a page from PlayStation Move’s EyePet, Microsoft has launched the achingly adorable Kinectimals alongside the new motion-sensing peripheral. To avoid suffocating in this entry’s all-consuming cuteness during extended play sessions, we had to continually remind ourselves to play it from a parent’s perspective. You see, the game’s as sweet as that bit of un-dissolved hot chocolate at the bottom of your cocoa mug and as cute as a button sewn onto a cuddly teddy bear sitting in a giant pink beanbag chair...
In an age of advanced weapons technology and infinite choice, few things are more rewarding than heaving a bamboo spear at a dinosaur. Who knew? King Kong, an adaptation of the bloated film, is a breathtaking, non-stop adventure.
You mostly play the role of Jack Driscoll, the writer behind the film that the conniving Carl Denham (Jack Black) is trying to make on Skull Island. But instead of putting pen to page, you'll be filling prehistoric creatures full of lead in a desperate fight for your
Welcome to your own personal time machine – you can pick any year you like, as long as it’s... 1995. Bizarrely, we mean this in the best possible way; the mid-nineties were a golden age for 2D fighters and everything that made them – and SNK – great is right here.
For a lot of us, SNK’s fighting games were usually followed up with a slice of pizza and a romp in the ball pit, mostly because our cheap-o parents weren’t interested in spending thousands on a Neo Geo and games. Jerks. While the SNK of old has dissolved, their fighting games have carried on, getting a little better with every incarnation. Their latest King of Fighters won’t set the gaming world on fire, but if you’re looking for a vintage taste of the old-school, look no further.
Jan 15, 2008
Dull, repetitive, and generic don't even begin to sum up Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom. Like every other dungeon hack out there, you find yourself constantly stabbing enemies and collecting loot as you travel through various randomly generated environments. However, what you won't find are engaging characters, sexy weapons, or any of the other bits of flair that games of this ilk usually
As far as generic names that videogames call the protagonist so they don't need to give the main character an actual name, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's "The Fateless" might be the best. Thankfully, that's only one of the great things about Reckoning, a game that proves there's room to grow in the action RPG genre...
If German literature has taught us anything, it’s that selling your soul to the devil never turns out well (unless of course you are the devil, in which case you probably have more important things to do than read this review, slacker). On the other hand, demonic bargains do make for compelling narratives, and Knights Contract is no exception, spinning the tale of another power-hungry idiot who figures maybe Satan’s not such a bad accomplice...