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SNK Playmore announces King of Fighters XIII

on Sat, Feb 27, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: King of Fighters XII is one of the most misunderstood video games of 2009. Sure the roster and movesets were sacrificed to the grand god of high-resolution 2D sprites, but SNK Playmore built a remarkably fun fighting engine that made up for some of the game’s shortcomings. It especially excelled when battling a bud...

TimeWasters: Sushi Cat

Sushi Cat
on Fri, Feb 26, 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 Sushi Cat.] For those of us with an epic case of, “teh noms” you may want to check out Sushi Cat.  It’s the first TimeWaster I’ve done in a while that has actually made...

Nintendo DS patent reveals virtual steering wheel

on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Remember when you were a young’un playing Rad Racer, Mario Kart, or (sigh!) Burnout how you’d tilt and rotate the controller as though the action would actually lean you into corners? It didn’t make logical sense as the d-pad or analog sticks controlled movement, but it just felt, so, so right. Nintendo, which has as the remarkable ability to understand and...

First Impressions: The Legend of Vraz

on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

We’ve been following The Legend of Vraz since it was first announced, and now that it is finally released, quality PC time has been spent with the game. I’ve gotten through most of the first section of the game so far and have played enough to give you my first impressions and thoughts on the game vs. what I was expecting. ...

Review: Sands of Destruction (DS)

on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

After spending quite some time with SEGA’s Sands of Destruction for the Nintendo DS, I can give you a verdict: Good, but should be loads better. I found myself saying, “What the hell?!” often actually. That’s exactly what I’ve felt in many spots within the game. While the gameplay value in between the millions of cut-scenes is really solid,...

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...