China reveals conditions for console games

China reveals conditions for console games

Back at the beginning of the year, the Chinese government announced that it would be lifting a 14-year long ban on consoles and console video games. The news came as a huge opportunity for key industry players, who now had access to one of the biggest markets in the world. This change in Chinese legislature isn’t all that tolerant though, and heavy censorship will be applied for console games, meaning […]

Easter Eggs And References For Your Holiday Weekend

Easter Eggs And References For Your Holiday Weekend

Happy Easter everyone! And of course, if you don’t celebrate, then Happy Three-Day Weekend! Regardless, here’s a list of hidden and not-so-hidden gems for your Easter weekend. Happy Hunting! Crysis 2 – Elevator Rave Who said that the C.E.L.L. army doesn’t know how to throw down and have a good party? During the chapter “Dead Man Walking”, there will be a seemingly out-of-order elevator to the immediate left of the […]

Square Enix is Offering Huge Sales and Savings on Games

Square Enix is Offering Huge Sales and Savings on Games

Square Enix is currently offering a huge sale on their U.S. website. The sale, which will run until March 30th, offers 20% off on the purchase of one  game, 30% off for two games, and a whopping 50% for three or more games. Enix’s hits such as Tomb Raider, Metro Last Light, Thief, and the Final Fantasy games are all part of this promotion. The sale extends itself both console […]

Interview with fan developer of Super Mario 64 remake

Interview with fan developer of Super Mario 64 remake

Twitch user Aryoksini must be a die-hard fan of Super Mario 64, because he’s undertaken the grueling task of remaking the entire game with updated graphics and animations almost from scratch using the freeware Blender development platform. Working by himself (it’s literally just him–no team, no partners), Aryoksini has already compiled a decent series of animations and mechanics that pretty closely mimic those of the Nintendo 64 original. He’s been working on the project for […]

Twitch Plays Pokemon Beats Crystal, Counting Down To Emerald

Twitch Plays Pokemon Beats Crystal, Counting Down To Emerald

13 days, 2 hours and 2 minutes. According to the Google Document provided by the Twitch Plays Pokemon subreddit, this was the time stamp of the moment they beat Pokemon Crystal. Starting as a simple social experiment designed by one man to see how a few dozen people might control a Pokemon game, Twitch Plays Pokemon quickly exploded into a community of tens of thousands of avid watchers, with its […]

Is game streaming comparable to piracy?

Is game streaming comparable to piracy?

Is the increasing trend of game streaming helpful or harmful to the video game industry?

McDonald’s Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Launch 19th March

McDonald’s Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Launch 19th March

Why didn’t this ever happen when I was a kid? Nintendo has teamed up with McDonald’s to encourage children to “get active” with a Happy Meal promotion featuring some of its most famous characters. Launching in store on the 19th March, the toy inside every Happy Meal will be one of eight Super Mario-themed toys, and there will be fun activities on every box. The promotion is likely an attempt to […]

Gamer Food For Thought: Let Go Of Your Elitism

Gamer Food For Thought: Let Go Of Your Elitism

I am a gamer that takes pride in what I do and what I play. I seek and crave innovation, I love to rabble on about my favorite exclusives as a member of the PlayStation family, and I used to think with an ‘elitist’ ideology. If you’re not sure what it means to be an ‘elitist’, or have ‘elitist’ qualities, but it’s essentially the feeling that your community (or in […]

Nintendo Company President: “We Will Redefine Entertainment”

Nintendo Company President: “We Will Redefine Entertainment”

“Since the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983,” begins the open letter to shareholders by company president, Satoru Iwata, “Nintendo has been offering the world unique and original entertainment products under the development concept of hardware and software integration.” After disappointing sales of their new generation console, the Wii U – cutting expected sales of their current home entertainment and hand-held system to 2.8 million and 13.5 million […]

DS and Wii Wi-Fi Service Ending, Says Nintendo

DS and Wii Wi-Fi Service Ending, Says Nintendo

Say goodbye to Wi-fi access, DS and Wii owners. Nintendo announced today that a “global termination” of wi-fi connection services for their DS and Wii systems is coming. Gamers have until May 20th to enjoy the Wi-fi services but after that, it will no longer be possible to access features such as online play and leaderboards. Obviously this termination will affect all DS and Wii games that offer online multiplayer […]