When October strikes, Halloween soon follows, and when that occurs, all of the spooky scary stuff comes out! At least, that's what Spook thought when he played through and reviewed an import game by the name of Nanashi no Game - it's one of those games that probably would've been better if it didn't require the DS to be held like a book since it provides a compelling narrative and an interesting approach to not only retro RPGs but survival horror, as well!
Portland Retro Gaming Expo was this last weekend and it was well worth the journey. It didn't matter what people were there for, from the arcade games and pinball, Tetris World Championship, to the panels and the vendors there was something for every kind of gamer. This may be the best retro gaming expo the United States has to offer.
"Online gaming publication IGN has decided to gather together and listed their 125 all-time favourite Nintendo games of all-time. Given how many classic games the company has produced it clearly wasn’t a very easy task. You can watch the video to find which game the publication deems the best Nintendo game of all-time."
Following the tragic news of the death of pro gamer Danny 'Phobos' Zeitz, I thought I'd whip up this article about safety on the internet.
Danny was trying to sell his unwanted PS4, when the buyer tried to grab the console and throw it in his car to steal it. During the struggle the buyer's 16 year old girlfriend, whose 16 month old baby was in the car, grabbed a .25 Pistol and fired a shot, which went through her boyfriend's hand and into Danny's chest. The console and the meet up had be...
"The controversy surrounding region-locking video games is a complex one, and one that’s never helped consumer choice. I’m against it. I’d doubt any players are for it, and most tolerate it, and certainly no one saying it’s fair. At the same time, Nintendo’s reasons for locking down their own systems–and for quite a long time, mind you–may be no less valid."
This is the second part of Major Third's look at the history of music from the Donkey Kong series. In this episode he starts with Diddy Kong Racing on the Nintendo 64 and gives us a run down of all the music featured in titles following that, up to the present day. Fans of the Donkey Kong series and even those who appreciate the stunning soundtracks that help to make a game, will enjoy this video.
These collectible Nintendo figurines will be available to buy from Target stores right across the United States. These are a new line of toys from Jakks Pacific called 'World of Nintendo'. The Mario, Yoshi and Link figurines are 4" tall whilst the likes of Donkey Kong and Bowser are appropriately a little taller, standing at 6".
Dan Adelman has announced that he will be leaving his role as Nintendo's Head of Digital Content after 9 years at the company. Adelman broke the news yesterday on Twitter. This is the man responsible for bringing several indie games over to Nintendo including World of Goo, Cave Story and Bit.Trip.
He will now be working with independent developers on their marketing and business development and will no doubt be an important asset with experience at both Nintendo and Microsoft, where he was...
Two women who certainly pack a punch or two between them but who would win in a fight to the end?
Sheik is Princess Zelda's alter ego and has mastered the arts of stealth. She uses Deku Nuts to help her vanish in the blink of an eye. Sheik carries a weapon known as a tanto on her back and can unsheathe it at any point to engage in a duel.
Even without the iconic power suit, Samus Aran has a far more modern approach to her appearance and combat. Her skin tight suit allows her to move q...
Two phenomenal warriors lock horns in battle but who do you back to be the last man standing? Darth Vader of course has his lightsaber ready to wield and he also has a great understanding of the force and can use it to cripple his opponents. His weaknesses lie underneath that mask of his. Should it be removed during the battle, he would struggle greatly and well...without his robotic arms and legs his mobility isn't that great.
Master Chief doesn't have a lightsaber handy but does have an...
Today the Pokemon Company International and Princeton Entertainment have announced today the Pokemon live orchestral concert series, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, it will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington DC on Friday August 15, 2014. The 2014 Pokemon World Championships will also be held in the nation's capital that weekend, August 16-17 at the Waiter E. Washington Convention Center.
The premiere performance will be followed by another one at the Philadelphia's Mann Center for...
"Mother 3 is a completely serious game, to the point where it still surprises me with how it pulls no punches. Yet the game remains humorous and full of charming moments. It’s beautifully balanced, capable of drawing out a wide variety of responses from the player as it progresses. A consistent running gag involves a missing doorknob, and the various times it’ll be mentioned will make you laugh, even in the midst of darkness.
Mother 3, even from the very beginning, doesn’t stray from traged..."
"All too many of us yearn for another go at the series, and while we all know Samus will be smashing her way into the ring this year, Zero suit and all, we can’t help but wonder how long it’ll be until her next hunt. Maybe it’s times like these that the past has just as much to say about what the future holds for one Samus Aran. Enter Metroid Dread."
Zelda Williams, daughter of actor Robin Williams, is of course named after the much loved Nintendo franchise. Zelda has been invited to participate in Nintendo events before and in a series of mysterious tweets, she has revealed that she is doing something special at this year's E3.
Strong rumours in recent weeks suggest that Nintendo are to announce a huge new Zelda Wii U title and with the franchise being so important to Zelda Williams, you'd think that she will be involved with that pre...