"This week sees a number of new additions to retro gaming catalogue on Nintendo consoles, including Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Ghouls’n Ghosts on the Wii U’s recently launched Virtual Console platform and Mega Man 5 on the Nintendo 3DS. Furthermore, the critically acclaimed Super Metroid is available at a reduced price for a limited time."
""Recycling material isn't anything new in video games. Game companies, whether it’s due to fan response or some sort of twisted narcissism, love to re-release their old wares on other consoles. In this list, we’ll check out five classic titles and see an example of both a proper port of the game and one that misses the mark for one reason or another.""
"Beginning today until May 31, Pokémon Trainers across the country can look to the sky as not one, but two strains of the Mythical DNA Pokémon Deoxys make a rare return trip from outer space to players of both the Pokémon videogames and official Trading Card Game (TCG). Players of Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2 can add Deoxys to their Pokédex in a special distribution event via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, while TCG players and collectors can find the new Pokémon TCG: Black & Whi..."
"LEGO fans and young gamers alike, get ready to embark a thrilling adventure in the world of Chima as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released an official trailer showing off the in-game action. LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey is currently in development for handheld consoles and set for release later this year."
Gamesta.com receives these week's downloads for the European Nintendo eShop. Wii U owners only get the 3DS leftovers of yore, as this week is all about handhelds. Additionally, puzzle dungeon crawlers with random nudity and a DS version of a game development studio simulator are included.
"Prepare to ‘hero up’ this autumn, when LEGO Marvel Super Heroes puts players in control of their favourite super heroes from the Marvel Universe. In a new video released today, you'll get a sneak peek at a few members of the Amazing, Mighty and Uncanny team who join forces to stop an array of Marvel villains."
"Ubisoft has launched a competition offering gamers the chance to win a trip to Gamescom in Cologne this summer. Available to enter via the Uplay platform now, gamers can redeem their ‘Uplay Units’ for entries into the prize draw, known as the ‘Meet Your Heroes’ contest."
"This week sees the long awaited release of the Rayman Legends Challenges App on Wii U, a free release from Ubisoft as an offer of appeasement for the delay in the release of the full original title, Rayman Legends. Also coming to Wii U this week is Injustice: Gods Among Us, featuring your favourite DC Universe heroes and villains engaging in earth-shattering combat."
"In anticipation of the summer release of Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D hybrid live-action/animated family comedy The Smurfs 2, Ubisoft recently announced that they will develop and publish a videogame based on the film. Following that announcement comes the official debut trailer for The Smurfs 2: The Game, available here at Electronic Theatre."
Fledgeling video game youtube show The Killer Bits has entered its tenth month, and the results are beginning to look promising. The trio of presenters cast a critical, no-nonsense eye over gaming-related news, features and reviews, with a slant towards humour.
The production value is high, the jokes are occasionally filthy and there's prizes to be won in monthly competitions. This month, the team look at Bioshock Infinite, Defiance and discuss at length whether or not pre-ordering games i...
GG3 posts all assets from the recent Nintendo 2013 line-up reveal. Plenty of big first party 3DS and Wii U titles, including Mario & Luigi, Zelda, Pikmin, Professor Layton, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing and more. All have their screenshots, concept art, logos and packshots, all available in one place.
PlayStation 2 played PlayStation 1 games, PlayStation 3 played PlayStation 2 games (well, at first) but PlayStation 4 will not play PlayStation 3 games. In this long and in-depth opinion piece JI of RealGamerNewz attempts to explain his position "AGAINST" Backwards Compatibility and how it's not worth the price we pay as gamers to get it.
"D3Publisher has today announced that The Croods: Prehistoric Party!, inspired by the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. animated film, The Croods, is now available on Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. This launch follows the theatrical release of the film, in cinemas throughout the UK now."
"Lynx2Games appears to be catering to both the renting and buying crowds of gamers. Their system allows the borrowers to pay only $15 for a 3 week rental, which would cost $42 ($2 per day) with Redbox, and the buyers get a 25% discount on all their game purchases (Though they do have a 3 week wait for their game)."