I am a classic video game fanatic, but classic video games are not a fan of me. A retro video game is like a fine wine, aging with grace and dignity, and typically getting better with time. Their consoles, however, are more like that relative you locked up in a senior center and only visit on the day before major holidays (since why waste a holiday on a person who can’t even remember what year it is).
The frustration of attempting to play an old Nintendo game on its system knows no bounds. You can blow as much as you want in the cartridge, but if the system is just too old to work, you are wasting your breath. With older video game technology copyrights going up for grabs in the past few years, many “clone consoles” have popped up that offer you the ability to play older games on them, often two systems in one like the RetroDuo.
Then along came the retron 3, which offers not one, not two, but THREE different consoles in one! With this contraption, gamers can relive their favorite NES, SNES and Sega Genesis games in cartridge form. Many of its predecessors were mediocre, so how well does this system rank? Hit the jump and find out in the full review! Continue reading Review of Retron 3 NES/SNES/Genesis Triple Game System→
Are you a fan of “Super Smash Bros” but wanted to enjoy it as a side-scroller rather than just a fighter? I have, and now we have the chance, courtesy of I-Mockery‘s upcoming flash game, “Abobo’s Big Adventure!”
Starring everyone’s favorite baddie from “Double Dragon,” Abobo must rescue his son from the clutches of an evil group of classic gaming jerks, and battle his way through so many video game references, it will make your head spin.
No release date is official, but you can expect it very soon. You can play it for free on the game’s official website once it is out.
“Supremacy MMA” is the only MMA game in existence with a bad reputation before anyone even tested it out. Made by 505 Games & Kung Fu Factory, the game advertised itself as “the gritty world of underground MMA fighting”, featuring “arcade style combat” and “MMA legends”. Trailers for the game featured brutal bone breaks and violent knockouts, all taking place in dank, concrete pits. Definitely did not look too much like the MMA I knew and loved.
Some fans refuse to even touch the game because “it’s bad for the sport”. When I first saw the trailer for this game, I was one of those people too. However, the more research I did the more I learned that this was far from your traditional MMA game, and was trying to be something else. I wanted to give this game a fair chance, and as you will see from my review, I absolutely did. So to you, my readers, I give you the most thorough and unbiased review of “Supremacy MMA” that you will find online, and you can decide if your mind is changed by the end of it… if it needs to be changed, that is.
Sony has just announced two “First Edition” bundles that, aside from costing $100 more than the core PS Vita, will get you the new PSP system a week earlier on February 15th.
Sony announced that the bundle is now available for pre-order at select retailers, although as of right now only Amazon has it up for pre-order, and they only have the 3G bundle and aren’t yet offering the WiFi only pack. Both bundles come in both 3G ($399) and WiFi only ($349) versions, and will include a system case, a copy of launch-title “Little Deviants”, and a 4gig PS Vita memory card.
The Vita features dual analog sticks, front and rear cameras, front multi-touch display, multi-touch rear pad, GPS
Stunning multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) and “always-on” connectivity via Wi-Fi and 3G with additional data plan via AT&T Wireless, as well as location based gaming, allowing players to find and meet friends virtually for brand new experiences
The Pokémon Company is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first Pokémon game by holding a Rekidai Game Pokémon Sōsenkyō! (Generations of Games: Pokémon General Election!) contest from November 12 to December 25. The vote will determine the most popular Pokémon to appear on the cover art of 15 games.
The winning Pokémon will be given as a free present to fans in the Japanese DS edition of the Pokémon: Black and White games (sorry, Americans). The contestants are Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, Pikachu, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Suicune, Groudon, Kyogre,Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, and Zekrom (all of which would make excellent communion names for any of your relatives).
Contest forms and ballot boxes will be available at participating stores throughout Japan, but only a limited number of the required forms will be printed; if the forms run out before December 25, the voting ends.
Law & Order ain’t got nothing on Phoenix Wright, especially since he is about to have a live-action movie made about his digital self!
The Sōkai Jōhō Variety Sukkiri television series’ “All Entertainment Quiz” segment aired footage from the upcoming live-action “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” film this week. Directed by Takashi Miike and based on the hit Capcom game, the movie stars Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright, as well as Takumi Saitō as prosecutor Miles Edgeworth and Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey.
The film is set in a parallel universe version of Japan, where a large increase in harsh crimes has led to a new court system. Under this new system, the defense attorney and public prosecutor have three days to battle cases out in open court to determine guilt or innocence of the accused, placing priority on speed instead of thorough investigation. The film will open in Japan on February 11, and most likely never in America except through bootlegs and the internet.
During a live video chat on the DC Universe Facebook page, Sony announced that on November 1, their popular “DC Universe” MMORPG on both PC and the PlayStation 3 will be free to play.
With this free play, new players will have two customizable character slots plus the entire current game’s content at their finger tips to use. Users who have already spent at least $5 the game (basically all current players) will get a “premium” membership, which is a step up from “freemium” and allows for more than two characters, more inventory storage and enhanced social options like trading and sending messages in the game. “Legendary” status will be granted to those who choose to pay $14.99 per month and grant even more access to characters and inventory, all DLC and social options cranked to 11, so-to-speak. Lifetime members are automatically legendary.
However, not everything is completely free. Players will still have the option to pay a monthly fee for “Premium” and “Legendary” tiers of membership. Future expansion packs, additional character slots, and inventory space will also cost extra. For people who have not played the game, this is a good way to lure them in, and it is very tempting. Anyone here plan on giving this free version a try?
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