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What's "sexy" and what isn't "sexy" in gaming

150d ago ... I hate classifying gaming as "Sexy" but to be honest I just wanted an excuse to show off that picture of Palutena. Anyway, there are many things that people like, and many things that people don't like. It's mainly all opinions, but here's mine. We'll see if you agree. What is "Sexy:" Graphics This was a no brainer. I've stated many times that I don't care about graphics as long as they lo...

Rare Where?

167d ago ... Sometimes, not very often, a developer comes along that conquers the technology of the time perfectly. Rare were one of the first. If that pun made you smile then you already know where this article is going. If you are anything like me, this will already be making you feel a little dead inside. Before all that though, there was Donkey Kong Country. I know Battletoads came before that an...

Whats your favourite video game developer of all time?

257d ago ... Who is your favourite game development company and why? Some Honorable mentions: •Kojima productions: for constantly making quality Metal Gear Solid games •Capcom in the 90's and early 2000-2005: for Resident Evil 4, Street fighter, Breath of Fire. •Atlus: for Persona 4, Persona 3 •Rockstar North: GTA •Rare in the 90's: for Godleneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong, Jet Force Gemini •S...

The confusing state of the Wii U

347d ago ... Over the weekend I had a chance with an extensive session with Nintendo’s new console. I can say that overall my experience was pleasant. The Wii U is takes full gaming session before it can really impress it’s audience. Every game I played felt decisively Nintendo. Nintendo Land, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and Donkey Kong all played great and instantly...

Nintendo Can Save Themselves

420d ago ... It seems like just yesterday I was in Elementary School, going over friends' houses and playing N64 all afternoon until my parents came to pick me up. Those were good times for gaming. Everybody had a Nintendo 64, and it was even something we would talk about in school all day. There was Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Banjo Kazooie, and Goldeneye 64. That's all I really have to say. I mean, everybo...

The Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

432d ago ... So with E3 finally having been wrapped up, I headed off to my local Best Buy to try out some of the new E3 demos that were there. I was able to show up on the dot of the starting time of the event and by then there was already a pretty lengthy line. Thankfully there was a sign in sheet, so the demos were not simply "first come, first serve." Most of the players were into the new Mario games, Su...

A simple reason why I'm backing the Vita, not the 3DS

517d ago ... Right off the bat, let me point out that I currently own both a 3DS and a Vita, with a healthy bundle of games for the both of them. So, I'm not trying to stir up hate against a handheld that I don't own. Rather, I wanted to take the time to look ahead at the future of the 3DS and the Vita, and why I think one will end up with more developer support compared to the other. I love handhelds, more...

Mario's Legacy and Where the Plumber Should Head Next

544d ago ... Video games have come a long way since Ralph Baer first created Pong. The industry has given us as gamers beautiful, graphical, artistic games that have taken our breath away. They have woven incredible stories and powerful emotions into a game. They have also made game that started as simplistic 8-bit arcade games, and re-invented them in new innovative ways. One of the greatest examples of...

Remember that Miiverse debug menu?

558d ago ... Shortly after the Wii U's release in November of 2012, a NeoGAF user by the name of Trike found a way to access some sort of debug menu for the Wii U. Listed on the debug menu were a bunch of games titles: Super Mario Bros. WiiU metroid Zombie Yoshi's Island Wii U Flipnote Studio Donkey Kong Wii Fit Soul Hackers resident evils metal gear solid Final Fantasy 3 Dragon Quest 10 Fa...

Atarisoft Arcade Games

851d ago ... This is my first post so I guess it is a good place to firstly introduce myself as a long term fan of gaming, which some of you will pick up from the title of this particular piece of writing. When I first started in gaming there were a number of gaming platforms and not many software companies around and for sure one of the biggest around in the early eighties was Atarisoft. Atarisoft rarel...

Project Cafe: Capturing the "Hardcore"

1217d ago ... While Nintendo counts the profits of it's current home system, the Wii, there are many gamers out there that have felt alienated by the motion based system. Underpowered, lack of HD capabilities, inferior online gaming structure and a complete lack of interest in the software line up are the main points brought up when you ask a more dedicated gamer or those that dedicate their favourite hobby...

GOTY Awards

1344d ago ... Well I do this every year, because I don't agree with many of the choices the major websites pick, as it seems like they're trying to push certain games over others. So here's my GOTY awards. Best Action-Adventure Winner: God of War 3 Runner Up: Red Dead Redemption Honorable Mentions: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Bayonetta, Darksiders, God of War Ghost of Sparta, Metal Gear Solid...

2011 big year in gaming!

1347d ago ... 2011 will no doubt be one of the biggest years in gaming this generation! Featuring games such as Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, Elder Scrolls V, Killzone 3, Gears of War 3, Forza 4, Batman Arkham City, Little Big Planet... Must I go on? PS3, xbox360, PC, who wins? Everyone.(Unfortunately there have been no very big Nintendo games announced, but in time they will be.) But what i...

Checkpoints: Because You're Just Not Good Enough

1503d ago ... I recently purchased Demon’s Souls for my PS3. For those of you not familiar with the game, it’s a Japanese action-RPG that simulates torture. In Tokyo, I’m sure you could simply buy a ticket out of a vending machine to a club where someone would repeatedly burn you with cigarettes, but in the United States we have to make due with what is imported to us. After repeated sessions of total scr...

Nintendos bread... getting stale?

1517d ago ... Just as a bit of a precursor to what I'll be saying after this let me just say that like a great many other people I grew up playing nintendo consoles and loving nintendo games. I have great memories of playing their various first party titles on all of their systems. I regrettably have to make some harsh comments on the company though. As everyone is aware they have fallen into a cycle...

E3: Nintendos Press Conference

1527d ago ... Let me start off by saying OH MY GOD! I creamed myself. Announcements of Donkey Kong, Kirby,Epic Mickey, Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, and an extremely surprise announcement of Goldeneye 007. Nintendo, you have certainly outdone yourself this year, and you may have even stolen the show from Sony. Good Job! This was easily the most action packed Nintendo E3 conference EVER! Despite a li...

Top 5 Game Music Cover Bands

1616d ago ... If there's one thing I love more than gaming, it has to be music. The best kind of music is game music, we all know this. Donkey Kong Country 2, Tales of Legendia, Zelda: Link to the Past, Okami, the list goes on. This post is about the music that has inspired bands to rearrange this game music into their own compositions or just flat-out playing the same songs just with a full band accomp...
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