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Virtual Vox Pop: What’s on your King of Fighters XIII wishlist?

on Fri, Apr 2, 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 King of Fighters XIII. As a longtime fan of SNK Playmore various 2D properties, the gaming community’s eye-roll reaction to the recent  King of Fighters XIII announcement left me saddened. Not to the point where I wanted to place razor to wrist,...

PAX East 2010: 2D-X at the Shank booth

on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

There were plenty of choice titles on display at PAX East 2010 (such as Limbo), but the game of the show was undoubtedly Klei Entertainment’s Shank. The GDC trailer looked bad ass, but after the team got extensive hands-on time with the game, we can confirm that it is bad ass. Shank, according to Klei CEO Jamie Cheng, is designed to be the modern successor to beat ‘em...

Aksys Games’ Mimana Iyar Chronicles now shipping

on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Even further proof that handhelds are the new refuge for traditional Japanese RPGs, Aksys Games announces Mimana Iyar Chronicles for the PSP, coming very, very soon to  UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation Store. Written by the same folks behind the Lunar series and Tales of Destiny 2, the story centers around Crais Sewell, a grumpy warrior on a quest to find...

Review: Sonic Classic Collection (DS)

on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Tim Torres

SEGA missed an opportunity here. With Sonic the Hedgehog 4 around the corner it makes sense for them to release Sonic Classic Collection, a Nintendo DS compilation of the original Sonic trilogy and its lock-on add-on, Sonic & Knuckles. What doesn’t make sense is the slapdash job SEGA did bringing these games to the system that’s home to the Mario & Sonic...

First Look: Metroid: Other M Gameplay Trailer

Metroid: Other M
on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

Video Games | Metroid: Other M | Gameplay Trailer XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii   Feeding our hunger for any bit of Other M news, GameTrailers has brought us new footage highlighting the upcoming Metroid title’s gameplay and scratches the surface on what else we can expect from the widely anticipated next installment. Enjoy and keep checking in for...

Aspiring musician takes lessons from Link

on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

To all those parents and politicians who claim video games have a negative influence on children, I say take a good look at Cris, The Ocarina Diva. Influenced by The Legend of Zelda series nearly 11 years ago, Cris began playing the ocarina and hasn’t put it down since. Now she’s sharing her talent with the world on YouTube and has already begun working on a solo...

PAX East 2010: Nintendo DSi XL hands-on impressions

Chris Gampat Nikon D3s PAX East Nintendo DSi XL (3 of 4)
on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

This past weekend, Jeff and I got to get some personal fondling time with the Nintendo DSi XL. My verdict? I actually like the product. Before, I thought that there would probably be no reason to upgrade to it from my beloved Nintendo DSi. However, it could be gear-envy that is overcoming me right now. ...

PAX East 2010: Shank hands-on impressions

on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

At PAX East 2010, we got to get some hands-on time with Shank, a new revenge story that will be coming to the XBox 360, PSN and PC. As perhaps one of the best games that we saw on the floor this year, we positively loved the game. The awesome graphics, music, and gameplay, has the 2D-X editors whispering that Shank is already in the running to be the 2D Game of the Year. ...

Mini-Review: Wii Sound Plus (Wii)

on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

Those who can, do; those who can’t, buy Wii games and pretend they can. Fortunately for the latter, Hyperkin has developed a series of accessories for the Nintendo Wii to bring professional gaming fantasies to life. Each attachment is made with a soft foam material that’s kid friendly and won’t weigh down gamers as they play baseball or tennis with their...