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Project Needlemouse returns Sonic to the forefront

on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Those SEGA folks sure pulled a fast one. And I approve of their shenanigans. The company threw the collective gaming world for a loop with its week-long trivia contest that was designed to let blog.sega.com commenters eliminate a list of Sonic sidekicks and extras to reveal the true playable characters. After all the dust was cleared, only Sonic remained much to the delight...

TimeWasters: Troll Rage

on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

TimeWasters  highlights many of the excellent, free Web-based/lightweight downloadable titles that you can dive into within the space of a lunch break. This week, Chris Gampat explores Troll Rage. If you like smashing random things and goblins, then this is the TimeWaster for you (considering you don’t get much time to smash things as per the laws of modern cubicle...

Tecmo Bowl Throwback: Rumored Tecmo Super Bowl HD remake coming to PSN and XBLA

on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Ol’ school sports gamers, Joystiq has the potentially awesome scoop. Our bloggy brethren have obtained knowledge from a reliable source that the greatest football game series of all time is returning in the form of Tecmo Bowl Throwback, which will be  HD remake of Tecmo Super Bowl.  Full team customization, a retro 8-bit mode, and a new soundtrack round out some of...

CES 2010: Hands-On With Dark Void Zero

dark void zero
on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Grandma had a saying that pretty much stuck with me throughout life: If you’re man enough to run your mouth, then you should be man enough to own up to your flubs.  A wise woman she was. After getting hands-on with Dark Void Zero, the 2D de-make of the upcoming rocketpack-powered Capcom action title, I have to retract my initial negativity toward its very existence.   I...

Pokewalker lets your Pikachu (and others) follow you around

on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | By Chris Gampat

With Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver coming out on March 14th, Nintendo has announced that each game will come packed with a Pokewalker accessory. Using the Pokewalker, players will be able to wirelessly transfer a Pokémon over to the Pokewalker and walk them through virtual routes as the player walks around in real life. When walking, Watts are earned. Watts can be used...

Virtual Vox Pop: Is Ron Jeremy right about violent video games?

on Wed, Jan 13, 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 violent video games. At CES 2010,  Ron Jeremy, the male face of the adult film industry squared off against anti-porn activist Craig Gross. According to PC Mag he performed verbal bukakke all over the game industry. Jeremy insisted that the industry...

CES 2010: Hands-On with Super Street Fighter IV

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on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

When Seth Killian, community manager, Capcom, offered to take me on in a game of Super Street Fighter IV, it was more than just a walkthrough of the upgrade to 2D-X‘ 2D fighting game of the year; it was an experience. If you’ve already shelled out the cash for Street Fighter IV and feel that this addition is Capcom’s excuse to make you double dip, I’d...

SEGA begins to unveil the mystery that is Project Needlemouse

on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Longtime Sonic fans who have been consistently abused  by the hedgehog’s post 16-bit adventures have flocked to Project Needlemouse as the series’ savior. The famous trailer that dropped last year hyped the series’ return to classic 2D gameplay, and was seen as the great vindicator for over a decade of subpar Sonic offerings (despite any information being...

CES 2010: Hands-On with Final Fight: Double Impact

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on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Mega Man 10 wasn’t the only hot retro game that Capcom had on display at CES 2010.  Final Fight: Double Impact, the upcoming downloadable twin pack featuring the arcade version of Final Fight and the massively underrated Magic Sword, was also available for play within the company’s spacious Planet Hollywood suite. We’ve already discussed some of the game’s...


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