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.
"Donkey Kong Country for the SNES made it’s return on the Wii U eShop this past week in a surprise release. Playing through, it quickly becomes clear this game is still no pushover with deaths a frequent thing. So we’ve found an easy way to gain 99 lives to help you tackle some of those tougher stages. All it takes is less than a minute and you’ll be prepared for the long road to King K. Rool."
Denis Murphy writes- The idea of play has always stayed with me, and I imagine with you also. It's because we're gamers, as I don't think gamers ever truly leave behind the concept of play. Back in the day, outside my house was a huge green hill. We called it “the hill”, naturally. During summer and before our estate hired a tractor to come and cut it, the grass grew incredibly high on that hill. Even if I stood next to it, it would almost be up to my shoulders at its maximum height. When we ...
FIFA 15 has been receiving a massive amount of hype since its reveal trailer at E3 2014. Everyone has been majorly looking forward to it, myself included, but will it manage to deliver? Will it provide the promised “Next-Gen” goalkeepers or will they be dreadful? So many questions, time to get the answers.
"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."
"FIFA 14 launched with much anticipation and excitement last November alongside Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. EA Sports boasted that current-gen machines will be completely revamped with the ‘Ignite Engine’. If you are the proud owner of either a PS4 or Xbox One then you’re in for a real treat with FIFA 15. It feels current-gen and makes for an astounding upgrade."
"Sony has had unbelievable success with the PlayStation 4 since it launched back in November of 2013. Microsoft launched the Xbox One a week later, and has been playing catch-up ever since. In order to keep up with the competition they knocked $100 off the cost, making a Kinect-free model to match the PS4’s price. And while the Microsoft exclusive ‘Titanfall’ did good business, it didn’t have enough of a major impact in taking down the Japanese juggernaut."
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...
Ubisoft has just released the full tracklist to their upcoming Just Dance title, Just Dance 2015. You can get your dance-on to some of this year's biggest hits, as well as old school favorites. Popular titles such as "Bang bang" by Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams are included in the dance-simulation game.
Find the complete tracklist at mynintendonews.com.
"Square Enix has been busy lately convoluting the market (or at the least the press) with announcements of new Final Fantasy spinoff titles. The latest, Final Fantasy: World Wide Words, has been described as a "text-input battle RPG," and will release for Android devices in Japan on September 16. With this rather bizarre spinoff announced, I can't help but reminisce on some the biggest hits---and misses---in the Final Fantasy spinoff catalog."
Originally meant to be posted on June 11th, 2014.
There was much ado about Resident Evil 4 being a departure from the pre-rendered escapades of the PS1 affectations and Code Veronica. However, Solid Snake 4Life would be quick to tell you that Resident Evil remained unscathed from the fallout as it manages to be a really good action game with a neat enough standalone plot for newbies to sink their teeth into, as well as some cool set pieces, action sequences and satisfying shootouts with al...
"The Nintendo Wii was the top selling console when pitted against its more powerful brethren the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 around its release eight years ago. When it comes to its successor the Wii U though, oh how the tables have turned… The Wii U is still playing catch-up (to put it nicely) to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s not everyone’s favorite gaming console and it may not have the best AAA titles, but it is still a Nintendo!"
"Bring back experience points and you have your answer to poor pacing. Replace items with the blessed tune of the series’ classic level-up system and you can avoid the dull fetch quests that took up so much of players’ precious time finding health in Sticker Star. Dramatically decrease enemies’ attack range and you can open up the world for exploration again too. For whatever items you do find, throw in Thousand Year Door’s culinary crafting system to give more bang for your buck.
"The PlayStation 4 is a testament to Sony’s excellence in console gaming. A tradition that dates back to the mid 90’s when Sony released the aptly-named PlayStation, its debut console to compete with the Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn. But as Sony’s fourth generation console hit the market, even Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 owners abandoned ship, and are now putting their faith in the PlayStation 4. The question is, why? Is it the price point? Is it the exclusive titles? Is it because the PS4 is THE..."
"If you own the Disney Infinity Starter Pack for the Wii, you can now download the game for the Wii U exclusively through the console's eShop, free of charge.
"Disney Infinity launched one year ago, and in that time the number of Wii U players has significantly expanded," Vice President and General Manager of developer Avalanche Software John Blackburn said in a press release. "Given our commitment to compatibility for our players, we wanted existing Wii owners to be able to experience the ..."
"A third of PS4 owners are actually converted fanboys. They gave up their Xbox 360s, abandoned their Wiis and I might even imagine a few members of the Glorious PC Master Race may have traded their SLI GPUs and multi-monitor setups to get a taste of the black and blue brand from Sony. Of course, that’s according to a new report from a Nielson Media Research survey."
"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 a brand new trailer released by EA Sports focusing solely on how goalkeepers have been improved overall in FIFA 15. Goalkeepers now read and react to the game a lot better than in previous titles and are able to pull off astounding reflex saves. The computer AI has been improved and keepers will now decide whether to stick to their goal mouth or rush out and sweep the ball away.
Realism is what we want and that is exactly what EA Sports are trying to give us. There are new ways t...
This is the new trailer from EA Sports revealing the Ultimate Team Legends collectible cards in the online Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 15. You'll be able to play as your favourite legends, from Sir Bobby Moore to Zinedine Zidane. Play as the hot head, Roy Keane or even go for the crazy head of Carlos Valderrama! There are tons of legends to collect to build your ultimate team.
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...