I've only got one Pokeball, what's wrong with me?!?
Welcome back folks for the third installment of our very own podcast, RoboCast! In this episode myself, Carl, and Jynx talk about strange gesticulation, pokeballs, game addiction and more!
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Music courtesy of Chris Reid’s Vankmans.
Are you lonely? Tired of playing online games alone? Are you looking to game with more of the fairer sex? Well then whip out your wallets boys and get those credit cards ready because your prayers has been answered. I give you…… GameCrush.com.
The newly opened site, still in its beta, offers a very specific and interesting service. People go to the site and pay for an online gaming date where the woman of your choosing will join you in an online game. The site is free to register and allows people to window shop and talk with the site’s woman before paying for their services.
Ehh… does a service like this sound familiar to anyone? I mean I can’t put my finger on it but paying a woman to do something with you for a certain amount of time just sounds familiar. Doesn’t it? Come with me and I’ll take you through this new social networking site aimed at curing those lonely Halo tournament nights. Continue Reading
I choose you, Pikachu!
Every month is filled with the latest big names in gaming, under the radar hits, and games that didn’t meet their respective expectations on each platform. March in 2010 was no different — we had big name titles such as Pokemon and Final Fantasy hit the scene — along with an eagerly anticipated sequel to a game that failed on its promises. So, what were the best of March 2010? Your resident Nintendo Editor (myself), Senior Editor Modus, and Staff Writer Jynx weigh in their opinions.
WarioWare D.I.Y Review.
The WarioWare series is well known for its zany and unique “microgames” — literally, mini-mini games that require a simple task and only last about five or so seconds. Past WarioWare games such as WarioWare Touched for the Nintendo DS carried a bit of story with each category of microgames. Each set would have a specific character doing some crazy activity — such as disco dancing — and the microgames for that character would be somehow representative of that theme. WarioWare D.I.Y carries on the tradition of character-driven microgames, but it also brings forth a mechanic that is seldom seen in video games: the ability to make your own games, or rather, make your own microgames.
Over at the Playstation Blog they’ve posted an article talking about the new PS3 Firmware Update (v3.21) which will remove PS3 owner’s ability to install custom operating systems. The update is said to be taking place this coming April 1st. No word yet on whether that’s a serious thing or a really bland April Fools joke on Sony’s part.
It seems there are some people who are genuinely upset by the removal of said feature and all I can say is, why? Apart from the fact that the included operating system and GUI for the current Playstation 3 is about as functional as you need it to be why would you even want to install a custom OS? Continue Reading
Courtesy of Joystiq comes some sad news that Gabe and Tycho of the ever so popular Penny-Arcade comic will not be making a comeback for the third and fourth installments of the four part Penny Arcade Adventures. The first two as you recall were released as download games on XBox 360 and Playstation 3.
As the article mentions it had been a really long time since we had heard any sort of news on the third and fourth installments of the game and as with all things planned in this episodic manner it’s always a big disappointment to know that you may never quite know how it all ended.
You can read all about the bad news here.
With revamped graphics, a user interface-lift, and new-to Supreme Commander mechanics, Supreme Commander 2 boasts simpler aspect of real-time strategy when compared to Supreme Commander, while solving many issues from SC and Forged Alliance.
Although Supreme Commander 2 may seem a watered down Saturday morning sequel, Gas Powered Games delivered a solid follow up to their game-changer in genre.
Notice: Mario's mustache and hair are different colors.
Camera angles are one of the often underappreciated good things in a video game. A good camera angle lets you fully view your character and environment. Back in the days of 2D gaming an overhead view was often used along with a sidescrolling view, with the latter of which still being used today in some 2D platforming games. When the 3D era hit, most developers had trouble programming in that third dimensional space. There were many great games once they got the hang of it, but even some of the greats had horrid camera angles.
I’m looking at you, Super Mario 64.
Ever just want to take a break from those action packed shoot-em up titles that let you rampage through buildings and bad guys? NO! No you haven’t! And if you ever have then shame on you! Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done! Take a break… How dare you sir. How….Dare….You….
Ok well how about this one, ever get tired of paying 60 bucks for it? Yeah we can all agree that that one blows. That’s why I decided to write something for us cost conscious people who want the goods but but don’t have 60 bones to drop. Shadow Complex comes to us from Chair Entertainment who is a daughter company of Epic Games (who also fathered, and mothered I guess, such greats at the Gears of War series as well as the Unreal Engine). This little 2.5D side scrolling shooter is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and even for being a downloadable game can keep up with some of the other higher priced titles out there. Follow me my pretties as we take a look.
3D Dot Game Heroes from ATLUS and Silicon Studios.
ATLUS, publishers of some of the finer digital arts such as Trauma Center, Persona, and the Shin Megami Tensei series has something truly special in the works in collaboration with Silicon Studios (although originally released in Japan with From Software as the publisher). 3D Dot Game Heroes is the next epic RPG coming our way to the Playstation 3 and I for one am quite excited for it.
ATLUS and Silicon Studios have taken what is essentially a throwback to the 8-bit age of Legend of Zelda and injected it with new generation technology to create one of the most visually stylistic games we’ve seen on this generation of consoles. The whole game is a tribute to the pure and innocent NES days of gaming when things like graphics and sound effects weren’t such a premium and the focus was purely on the gameplay. Developers had to work harder than ever to make a game that people wanted to play with the limited technology on hand. Continue Reading