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Review: LEGO Universe (PC) – A blocky start

LEGO Universe
on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

LEGOs are lots of fun: they’re colorful, you can build anything you want out of them (from castles to functioning printers), and thanks to some adventurous kids they’re now too big to swallow. They’ve  even worked their magic in video games, making properties like Indiana Jones, Batman, and Star Wars more fun. LEGO Universe, the online MMO aimed at kids of all ages,...

MvC 3: She-Hulk and Zero join the fray

on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Today, Capcom unveiled two new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 characters: She-Hulk and Zero. She-Hulk, Dr. Robert David Bruce Banner’s gamma-irradiated cousin, is definitely a surprise roster addition as a) she’s never been in a fighter and b) a large, super-strong green people are already in the game. The video reveals that, thankfully, she plays nothing like Hulk; her attacks...

Black Friday Toys R Us video game doorbuster deals

Toys R Us Black Friday Doorbuster Deals
on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

It’s that time of year when you express your love for others by overeating, spending wads of money you don’t have, and getting trampled at the local Wal-mart. Black Friday, the dreaded first day of the holiday shopping season, will be upon us quickly, and as usual, there are numerous video game deals available. Toys ‘R Us, in particular, has them in abundance....

Sonic Colors (Wii) Review – Surprisingly good Sonic

Sonic Colors
on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Sonic Colors takes a few cues from the Super Mario Galaxy games, which isn’t a bad idea — it’s a great one! Interplanetary travel, colorful aliens in need of rescue, helpful transformations for the hero and lovely orchestrated music. If Mario’s formula works for the Blue Blur to make a good game again then Sonic should ape the plumber on a more consistent...

Disney Channel All Star Party on the Wii

on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | By Christine Yi

For those too young to kill terrorists this weekend in Call of Duty: Black Ops, Disney Channel All Star Party brings all your favorite celebrity tweens to the Nintendo Wii for your entertainment.  Play over 30 mini-games with a mix of characters from the channel’s most popular shows in either Free Play mode, where you’re able to jump straight into the mini-games, or...

Legacy of a Thousand Suns (Web) Review – Facebook’s epic RPG

I don't know what this is for, either, but it looks awesome, too
on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

Facebook is not known for ground-breaking games. Farmville is addictive but repetitive, Mafia and Vampire Wars require real teamwork in order to make any progress, and Scramble – while fun – has limited long-term appeal (how many times can you top your best score?). Legacy of a Thousand Suns changes all of that. The first ever Facebook RPG, Legacy of a Thousand Suns is...

Nintendo trademarks ‘It’s On Like Donkey Kong’; resurrects unhip phrase

on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

I’d normally despise the act of posting press releases, but sometimes you get a gem (much like the Cho Aniki Zero press release) that simply has to be read to be believed. From The House That Mario Built: In honor of the upcoming Nov. 21 launch of Donkey Kong Country™ Returns for the Wii™ console, Nintendo has filed a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

Video Games Helped Me Talk With My Father

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on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 | By Matthew Kaplan

My dad isn’t a particularly complex guy. He believes in hard work and close family ties. He believes in healthy marriages, tradition, and solid spirituality. He enjoys retribution and cusses at frustrating phone calls. He hates any movie that isn’t a comedy; the Naked Gun films are probably the only ones he’s seen multiple times. He sings along to ’60s...

NES wireless router is a remarkable mod job

on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

That copy of Athena that you couldn’t pawn off finally has a purpose. The geek geniuses at the Unconventional Hacker have taken 20+ year old technology–the NES cart–gutted it, and replaced the innards with a Belkin wireless router. But you can’t simply cram a wireless card into a cartridge; some soldering rewiring is required. Thankfully, those same...

Kinect: Microsoft’s motion control game changer

on Sat, Nov 6, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

There have been many attempts to create a motion-sensing controller over the years: The UForce, Roll ‘n Rocker, SEGA Activator, Power Glove. All of them failed due to cumbersome add-ons and shoddy control. With Kinect for Xbox 360, gamers have the first full-body motion-sensing controller that actually lets them cut the cord. This unprecedented level of controller interaction...