Author Archive for Ahmar

20
Mar
11

Experience the 3DS early with Nintendo’s 3DS demo kiosk finder

We may be just a week away from the official release of the Nintendo 3DS, but if you can’t wait to see what all the hub-bub is about for yourself, Nintendo has you covered. Behold the Nintendo 3DS kiosk locator, which helps you locate your closest Nintendo 3DS kiosk and give the system itself a try with your own hands and, of course, eyes.

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05
Mar
11

Yu Suzuki on Shenmue III – “I think Sega will let me make it”

Fans of Sega’s long-dormant Dreamcast darlings “Shenmue” and “Shenmue II” may have scored a lucky hit at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.

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24
Feb
11

Video and text review — NightSky (PC)

“NightSky” is a new game from independent game studio Nicalis, best known for their work on the WiiWare version of “Cave Story.”

Those familiar with their version of Pixel’s masterpiece likely won’t find much familiarity in the world of “NightSky,” a puzzle-platform hybrid that demands mastery of the physics of a rolling ball.

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21
Jan
11

Hidden Gems — Fotonica

Fotonica” at first glance looks like an early wire-frame version of “Mirror’s Edge” and, like that particular parkour-infused title, seeks to capture and transform that thrill of rushing through the land and sky at a breakneck pace.

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16
Jan
11

Unofficial Mortal Kombat short film spawns official web video series

mortal kombat rebirth - playwisegaming.comHorror site Bloody Disgusting reports that unofficial pilot film “Mortal Kombat Rebirth” has been picked up by Warner Bros. to be turned into a 10-episode web series. Hit the jump to see the original film.

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16
Jan
11

Capcom Mobile copies ‘Splosion Man, anger ensues

The line between homage and plagiarism can be a tricky one indeed. Major gaming company Capcom discovered this in what can now only be described as the debacle surrounding their release of “MaXplosion,” which is available on the App Store for Apple’s major mobile devices.

 

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10
Jan
11

donkey kong country returns gains classic controller support through unofficial mod

As Ben so aptly stated in our review of the title, “Donkey Kong Country Returns” is a worthy revival of the Donkey Kong Country series that was a staple of so many households in the 90s. However, for many gamers this reunion was made somewhat awkward by Nintendo’s baffling decision to incorporate motion-initiated shake controls, which often made simple actions more complicated than would be ideal for the precise execution and timing demanded of the game.

The solution for gamers? Take matters into their own hands.

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