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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Nintendo launches Wii Classic Controller Pro stateside

on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Our Japanese counterparts have been using the Wii Classic Controller Pro for some time, but Nintendo has finally given American gamers a chance to get their mitts on the accessory. Today, Nintendo of America launched the $19.99 controller (available in either black or white), which features two rows of shoulder buttons and ergonomically designed grips for comfy gaming. The...

Tecmo Bowl Throwback gets dated, videoed

Tecmo Bowl Throwback
on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Video Games | Tecmo Bowl: Throwback | Old School Interview XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii   Tecmo Bowl Throwback, Tecmo’s return to console pigksin shenanigans, will be hitting the virtual store shelves on April 28th. Until then, allow this Gametrailers interview with producer Mike Fahrney to tide you over until the kickoff time arrives. ...

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Who’s on your wishlist?

on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

After years of anxiously waiting for a new MVC title, fans have finally been appeased with the release of a teaser trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Using what appears to be the same engine as Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes the franchise for a ride into the next generation with noticeable design upgrades and an expanded roster that all are waiting to see unveiled...

Has Gizmodo unearthed the next-gen iPhone?

on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

An Apple employee’s drunken folly has taken the internet by storm while simultaneously winning this year’s Damn, I’m So Fired Award. After being carelessly left at a bar in Redwood City, an unconfirmed iPhone prototype was found cleverly disguised in the robes of a common 3GS and taken home by its sticky-fingered founder for further observation. Though theft...

Farmville gets reviewed by an ex-farmhand

on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Farmville isn’t a blip on the radar of the majority of  “real” gamers, but the megapopular Facebook diversion will amass over 100 million active players this summer. That’s an incredible number of people who are plowing fields from the comforts of their computers, so there’s quite the chance that an actual farmer has played Farmville. One has....

2D-X talks nerdy happenings on Hey, Brooklyn

on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Hey, Brooklyn is one of the very, very, verrrry few podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis, because it eschews snark for intelligent and fun talk between the host Amber Marlow Blatt and the many creative types that hail from my borough. I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the show to chat all things geeky in Brooklyn. The topics include 2D games, comics, and chiptunes....

Alive 4-ever Returns brings more zombie-killing to iPhone and iPod touch

on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Meridian Digital Entertainment has announced a sequel to its popular iPhone/iPod touch zombie-blaster Alive 4-ever with the appropriately named Alive 4-ever Returns. Although the gamplay video showcases the same muted and grimey videos as its predecessor (a positive, mind you), there are a number of new features under the hood that may make it a worthy upgrade to your mobile...

Virtual Vox Pop: Why is it so hard to make a good Hokuto No Ken game?

on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Virtual Vox Pop is a weekly open mic in which we ask you, the reader, to sound off on a particular topic. This week, it’s the Hokuto no Ken video game franchise. Hokuto no Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) is one of the staples of ’80s anime thanks to quirky characters, hardcore action, and exploding heads. It was from an era when anime men were anime men, and rock...

The Kartel collects video game sexy time clothes

on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Remember that Game Boy tube dress that set your heart a-flutter? Of course you do, as the image of an attractive young lady in nerd-gear gets burned into geeks’ memory bank within milliseconds. If you’re ready to have your world rocked, our friends over at The Kartel have amassed a collection of sexy video game clothing that will either make the woman in your life...

Hands-on: Skate It for Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

Skate It, the mobile version of smash skateboarding game, is coming to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The game makes full use of those devices’ accelerometers and touchscreens to bring an engrossing level of interactivity and overall fun-factor. We got some personal hands-on time with the Skate It at a recent EA event (the same one where we got hands-on with...