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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Mimeo and The Kleptopus King takes you on a 2D video game history lesson

on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Neo-retro titles are all the rage these days as developers that were once enamored with the old school games of yore now have a chance to create their very own on the cheap. In most cases, games such as Mega Man 10 duplicates the aesthetics of video games from a particular era, but very few attempt to capture the look and feel of multiple eras. Mimeo and The Kleptopus King,...

Sonic 4 photo leak reveals classic Dr. Robotnik

on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

Some new screen shots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 were leaked showing Dr. Robotnik doing what he does best: riding about in flying contraptions and menacing fuzzy creatures. Remember how annoying he could be when facing off against him in the old school Sonic games? Well, we’re proud to tell you that your old nemesis looks like he hasn’t aged a day. He’s...

Street Fighter IV for iPhone price and roster details

on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

A little over a week ago we brought you news of Street Fighter IV for iPhone. Well, after days of speculation, GamePro has brought us video of the game in action and from what I can tell, March can add one more kickass release to its roster. Slated to hit the iPhone and iPod touch sometime in March, Street Fighter IV for iPhone will run gamers $9.99 and features 7 characters...

Virtual Vox Pop: What are the best and worst 2D to 3D video game conversions?

on Wed, Feb 24, 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 video game series moving from 2D to 3D. The news of Team 17′s new 2D Worms game, Worms Reloaded, caused the proverbial warm fuzzy, not only because I’m a massive embassador of 2D games, but due to the fact that it also caused me to painfully...

Rayman coming to iPhone and iPod touch courtesy of Gameloft

on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

After making his debut in 1995 as an early PlayStation classic, Ubisoft’s beloved Rayman will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch soon. While I haven’t been a fan of it, I’ve always been a fan of the crazy ravin’ rabbids in the game. We can only hope that the game will possess visuals as lush as the 2D graphics seen in the original (spotlighted...

The Legend of Vraz hits PC for $20

on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Today, Zatun announced the release of The Legend of Vraz, a PC game featuring Indian-themed side-scrolling 2D action. The developer likens it to the original Prince of Persia or Super Mario Bros., but with distinct, hand-painted, Amiga-like graphics. We’ve already written extensively about the The Legend of Vraz in 2009, and it looks like the game has potential. Expect...

Review: Bejeweled Twist (DS)

on Sun, Feb 21, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

I’m of fairly certain mind that no video game developer wants their product associated with drugs (well, at least publicly), but Popcap’s Bejeweled series, in its many incarnations, has been my equivalent of digital crack. The most recent addiction has been Bejeweled Blitz which has devoured the vast majority of may Facebook time. Forget friends, forget updating...

Kunio returns in two new ass-kicking River City games

on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

Aksys Games appears to be looking to the past for inspiration with the release of two upcoming titles for the Nintendo DS: River City Soccer Hooligans and River City Super Sports Challenge. Dedicated gamers will remember cleaning up the streets of River City in either the GBA or NES versions of River City Ransom, but this time around you won’t have to worry about saving...

TimeWasters: Infector: World Dominator

on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

TimeWasters  highlights many of the excellent Web-based/lightweight downloadable titles that you can dive into within the space of a lunch break. This week, Chris Gampat explores Infector: World Dominator. I have seen the end of the world, and it has zombies. In fact, Infector: World Dominator is literally all about zombies taking over town after town, and country after country....

RealView V-Screen (PSP) Review – Don’t bother

Realview Vscreen
on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 | By Tim Torres

The V-Screen from Realview promises “stunning depth enhancement for your PSP games” by making the 2D screen image “look and feel far more realistic and exciting.” At least that’s what the box says. Inside the box you’ll find a plastic case where the PSP goes, with a magnifying glass — the V-Screen — attached at the top that flips...