I’m back, baby! What a week to show my face again, huh? I caught the flu and was so devastated I couldn’t make Gaming Happens (Or any!) videos for you all. It’s been too long; I’m so friggin’ glad to be back. Anyway, it’s Valentine’s Day today! For this week’s Gaming Happens, in the spirit of all the chocolate, I’ve concocted a list of my top 5 best and my top 3 worst video game romances. I hope you enjoy, lovelies. My gift for you on this precious day. Catch you next Friday with a new episod...
With multiple installments, most with stand-alone stories and characters, listing your favorite character in one of these wonderful titles isn’t difficult. Rating them, however, is another story. The debates these personal choices foster can cause a full blown flame war. These are the top 10 Final Fantasy characters.
"Electronic Arts has revealed a new trailer for The Sims 3, celebrating the holiday season with the usual reverential humour associated with the brand. The Sims 3 is a hugely popular videogame across multiple formats, and this winter sees plenty of new content being brought to fans of the title."
A newly released study performed by the mobile device research institute App Annie Intelligence, using data collected by IDC, has found that the Playstation Vita is lagging in last place under many handheld markers. Mobile devices are dominating the handheld market, with Nintendo and Sony consoles lagging far behind. It was also found that half of all mobile gamers are female, among other important findings about the handheld and app-based gaming market.
"While the old axiom that motion-picture tie-in videogames are by default poorly executed may no longer ring true for every case, there are plenty of exceptions that sadly remind you why this notion was conceived to begin with. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is one such videogame; a title in which nothing is particularly bad, but the sloppy relation to it’s source material reeks of a videogame built purely with the aim of spinning a quick buck."
"It’s finally here. What was once talked about in hushed tones as next-next-gen all those years ago is officially unleashed upon the public, with Sony’s Playstation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and – yes I’m including it – Nintendo’s Wii U all now out the wilds for purchase (unless you’re in the European market and have to wait till November the 29th to get your hands on a PS4)."
"This week’s biggest release on Nintendo consoles is undoubtedly The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, available to download via the Nintendo eShop now. Also released this week is a demo version of Sonic Lost World for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for Nintendo’s home console."
"Namco Bandai Games Europe has confirmed that two combo packs will launch this month, both aimed at a family audience. Featuring The Croods: Prehistoric Party! as the lead title, the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS editions will come packaged with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, while the Wii release will include Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game."
"Nintendo has today launched the Wii Sports Club programme for Wii U. Following in the footsteps of last week’s Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club can be played via the use of a time period purchase, but it can also be purchased as individual components of a bigger package."
Didn't have a chance to attend this years New York Comic Con and see what Nintendo has lined up for us? Don't worry because Nintendo have a great recap video here for you, showing off games like, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Pokemon X&Y, Super Mario Land 3D and Sonic Lost Worlds. All these games have either been released or are just a week or two away from landing on our consoles. Prepare yourself for a flood of great Nintendo games.
"The big name release on the Nintendo eShop this week is the long awaited Wii Fit U. Set for release tomorrow, Wii Fit U is delivered in a digital package not too dissimilar to the Xbox 360 Kinect’s Nike+ Trainer. Beginning tomorrow Wii U owners will be able to download a free thirty one day trial of Wii Fit U, but that’s not all that’s coming this week."