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Itís pretty slim pickings on the Nintendo eShop this week, but Donkey Kong and Mario (along with his Mini buddies) will keep gamers busy on the 3DS while Wii U owners will be able to take Resident Evil Revelations for a test drive in the latest demo.
Today Feminist Frequency released the first part of Tropes vs Women In Video Games, a video series that analyzes how female characters have been treated in video games throughout history. Part 1 talks about the Damsel in Distress cliche central to many games.
A half-time tribute video has almost reached viral status due to being one of the most awesome half-time shows for a college football game. The choreography, the music, the timing, it's all pitch perfect. The near 10 minute video comes from Ohio State University's marching band during the game against Nebraska, in which they do a half-time show celebrating video games.
Fancy a new Super Mario Galaxy game before the Wii U launches? Well, EEAi (Editing Entertainment Action Incorporated) has released a new game trailer for a hacked version of Super Mario Galaxy 2, featuring brand new content or redone content to bring gamers an awesome new gameplay experience.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made brief comments about the future of Nintendo software products and the head-honcho doesn't have any plans of competing with Microsoft, Activision, Sony or Electronic Arts in trying to cash-in on the Call of Duty craze.
Some analyst and industry experts have been arguing over the viability of the console manufacturers continuing to push for handheld consoles in a market dominated by mobile phones. Well, the chairman of UKIE believes that Nintendo and Sony should abandon the handheld market altogether and focus on porting their content over to mobile phones instead.
Hideo Kojima confirms he's leading up the team for Metal Gear Solid 5. We have a review and interview for Uncharted 3 and PETA takes aim at Mario for promoting raccoon skinning. These stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Recap.
As we all know, the economy is being flushed down the toilet of financial despair. With that said, itís imperative that gamers budget wisely, pick titles intelligently and purchase video games with a keen eye on price and replay values. And what better way to game frugally than with a bargain bin guide?
Nintendo has long since abandoned the likes of the hardcore market, as their first-party titles have revealed this. Yes, there are exceptions such as Super Mario Galaxy and Smash Bros. Brawl but those are the only exceptions.
Sadly, this isn't some wacky April Fool's joke. A British newspaper is asking people to write in and tell them how violent video games have led them to a life of crime, and will pay hundreds of pounds for the right story.
Hot damn, the new year is already upon us. This means weíll be playing the full version of Burnout Paradise pretty soon. And yes, Nero and Dante will showcase exactly what Xbox diehards have been missing out on. Everything we play has to be made by someone, and as part of our ďlooking into the past with love and longingĒ series throughout January we decided to name the Top 5 Video Game Developers Of 2007.
at youíll find below is the top three characters on our list. As the New Year starts, itís nice to look into the past to see what moved us the most. This list was compiled using the latest technology in beer pouring and slurred speech. Two broken bottles, one crushed coffee table and a small kitchen fire later we have something to be proud of.
Some of my earliest Christmas memories are of sitting down with my family and playing our brand new NES. Well, they would sit playing. I was actually bouncing off the walls looking a lot like Mowgli the wild boy with my mop of black hair, bouncing up and down every time Mario would jump. Being the youngest of three boys Ė myself and the twins Ė it was always difficult knowing if I enjoyed something or I did it simply because thatís what was going on in the house
It could easily be said that I have a strong affinity for everything Mario. Ever since Santa delivered a glorious new NES complete with Super Mario Bros. on Christmas morning 1985 Iíve been in 1ove with the squat plumber from Brooklyn. With age Iíve grown to appreciate the stories that visionaries like Tim Schaffer have been able to impart on me as a gamer. What that means is Iíve slowly come to the realization that the story of Mario is quite ludicrous.
While youíve probably already read a bakerís dozen of reviews for the pleasant plumberís escapades in outer space, this oneís different. Why? Well, unlike pretty much everybody else on the planet, I actually liked Super Mario Sunshine quite a bit and donít just jump from Mario 64 to Mario Galaxy in comparisons like everybody else. In my mind, every game has progressed to reach this very moment to craft not only the best game the Wii has ever been graced with