Why Aren’t There More Lead Female Characters?

Why Aren’t There More Lead Female Characters?

Why aren’t there more female Protagonists in video games? As our society becomes more and more aware of sexism and the need for its destruction this question becomes more and more prevalent in the video game industry. Statistics show that a whopping 48% of video game players are women. That’s almost half! Yet, as of this January only about 4% of video games have a woman as the main character. That is about […]

Kickstarter Suspends West Games’ Areal Campaign

Kickstarter Suspends West Games’ Areal Campaign

The open-world, post-apocalyptic adventure game, Areal, from the makers of supposed ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers was a campaign that has always had some controversy around it. West Games, the devs behind this one, are calling Areal the “spiritual successor” of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and assure us that it is a totally legitimate campaign. While this may be the case, Kickstarter just suspended the project. Kickstarter – Why Did They Pull the Plug? With less than […]

Wii U Latest Update: System Transfers and Wii Remote Enabled Shopping

Wii U Latest Update: System Transfers and Wii Remote Enabled Shopping

Wii U has made some major changes on the console interface recently. Considering the Wii U is one of the most interactive systems next to the Kinect, it’s nice to see that Nintendo is utilizing it’s technological capabilities. They’re going to be including a few new changes to the latest update, including Wii U to Wii U system transfers, which will allow players to transfer save data, Mii’s, user settings, […]

Survey Shows Nintendo E3 Success

Survey Shows Nintendo E3 Success

Nintendo pull back their deficit after impressive response to their E3 showing. A recent survey has done much to re-enforce the idea that Nintendo ‘won’ E3. The survey, which was carried out by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network, showed Nintendo’s strong showing at the expo and how they had piqued gamer interested in the Wii U. Around 1000 ‘core’ gamers were surveyed about their intent in purchasing any of […]

Ruto, Darunia and Sheik are confirmed for Hyrule Warriors

Ruto, Darunia and Sheik are confirmed for Hyrule Warriors

The three new characters seem to have an ocarina theme, don’t you think. Today on Famitsu we saw that Darunia, Ruto and the series favourite Sheik are confirmed for Hyrule Warriors. Sadly the article hasn’t been translated yet so we don’t know if they’re playable yet. While it’s already been confirmed that Zelda will once again be the damsel in distress, she has escaped before in Ocarina of Time by […]

The Oddworld HD Remake Now Has A Launch Trailer

The Oddworld HD Remake Now Has A Launch Trailer

Ahead of its impending PlayStation 4 release, Oddworld Inhabitants has released a launch trailer for Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. New ‘n’ Tasty will be available for $30 on July 22nd for the US, Canada, and the Americas, and for €21 or £18 on July 23rd for the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. New ‘n’ Tasty isn’t just a HD remaster of the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee; it’s a full […]

Best Buy Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offers on Zelda, Pokemon X/Y and More

Best Buy Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offers on Zelda, Pokemon X/Y and More

If you’re looking to cash in on the summer sales in retail this month, Best Buy have launched tasty a BOGOF sale where gamers can pick up a whole bunch of Nintendo titles at massively reduced rates. Whether you’re on your Pokemon adventure and still gotta catch ‘em all, or if you’re just itching to jump back into Yoshi’s Island like you remember it way back in the 90′s, there’s a little […]

Nintendo Reveals NFC Payment Card Exclusively For Wii U

Nintendo Reveals NFC Payment Card Exclusively For Wii U

A brand new payment option will be coming to Wii U, Nintendo have announced today. In partnership with Japanese company Suica, the movement will introduce a rechargeable smart card that will offer players the ability to pre-load cash, and pay via NFC. Typically used on public transport in Japan, the Suica cards will pave the way for this innovative new payment method. The swipe cards will allow gamers to pay […]

6 Console Games to Get Excited For After the Destiny Beta

6 Console Games to Get Excited For After the Destiny Beta

You waitied. You downloaded. You played. You’re probably still pretty keen on the Destiny Beta, but now the hype has died down; and besides, you’ve realized that this really is a beta and so there’s not a lot of content to hold your attention. So what console games should you be looking for next? Exclusive Titles Playstation 4: LittleBigPlanet 3 [November]. You can try to claim that you don’t like LittleBigPlanet, but we know that […]

Kinectless Xbox One Is Still No Match For The PS4

Kinectless Xbox One Is Still No Match For The PS4

The NPD Group released their monthly sales statistics yesterday, and to the surprise of many, it was Sony’s PS4 that managed to be the top-selling console for the sixth month in a row. Many games industry watchers thought the release of a cheaper Kinectless Xbox One would guarantee Microsoft at least one NPD victory, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It’s difficult to say how many skus Sony’s […]