Just before Christmas Epic Games was showing off it’s latest project, the Unreal Engine 3, running at full capacity on both the iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS. The demo showcased a level of Unreal Tournament, packed with everything you’ve come to love about the the PC and console versions. Epic claims that the iPod Touch/iPhone are only one piece of the mobile market they plan to tackle and that more news will be announced in a few days at the CES exhibit on January 7- 10th. More »
The Wii revolutionized the way videogames were played when Nintendo implemented it’s state of the art motion control. The system comes packaged with a sensor bar and wireless “WiiMotes” that respond to you’re every move. Many titles rely on simple movements of the body to progress through the game. Even some of Nintendo’s most classic icons like Mario and Link have been changed forever to this new style of gaming. Why am I talking about the Nintendo Wii? Because they’re going to be in big trouble when Natal hits shelves. More »
From Ningin: Welcome to the first day of 2010! What better way to start with all the top stories of the day from The Daily Mixr?
The only new character I’m considering is Thane. The video featuring him has gotten me really interested in his character. But I’m a coward and afraid of change so I’m most likely going to go for Tali and Garrus. They were my favorite characters from the first game, especially Tali. She is my one true love, with her three fingers and delicious environment suit. None of the characters really appeal to me but who knows, maybe the game itself will give a better impression. Grunt and Samara look especially boring and generic. A Krogan named Grunt? I wonder what he’s going to be like. Funny how the coolest looking characters are aliens. None of the humans appealed to me, including from the first game. In fact I was pretty eager to let Ashley die for shooting Wrex.
With the 2007 release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision and Infinity Ward knew they had a gem on their hands. Taking the Call of Duty series out of it’s classic theme of World War II and throwing players into a fictional war based in current times, the series garnered a new fan base and it essentially established the game as the must-have shooter of the year. When Call of Duty: World at War was released the next year, fans were split. With most series, players usually move on to the next step in the franchise, but due to World at War again being based in the 1940’s many players continued to play Modern Warfare up until November 10, 2009. Then there was a new cat on the playground… Modern Warfare 2. The behemoth of all videogames, Modern Warfare 2 not only broke, but smashed every record known to mankind in any form of entertainment. More »
I finally got my hands on Batman: Arkham Asylum and boy was it worth the wait. I was really skeptical about the title in the beginning because I was expecting it to be some lame spin-off of a television/movie/comic series that had absolutely no gameplay and that would only appeal to those who absolutely loved the Batman series. More »
From Ningin: There were many awesome games that were released this past decade and it was hard for me to choose which ones to put on this list. But I limited myself to games that came from Asia (more specifically Japan) and here is the list that I have come up with. Keep in mind that I have limited access to game consoles, excluding my Playstation 2. So most of the games on this list are from the PS2. More »This blog posting is part of The Wirebot End of the Year Special.
With the unstoppable sales force that is Nintendo, we expect a lot. Wii has maintained it’s hold on customers since it’s release, mostly with low effort but highly appealing titles like Wii Sports, Wii Play and more recently Wii Sports Resort. These titles are easy for Nintendo to push out of the studios and they are absolutely gobbled up by the average Wii household. Are they bad games? Not at all, but they definitely aren’t really putting any effort into these. I’ll give them a pass on these titles, hoping that the Nintendo flagship title games consume their time and effort instead. This was a glaring problem this year: Nintendo’s big games just didn’t cut it! More »