Month: December 2009

Review: Your Shape

Jenny McCarthy makes her way on to the Nintendo Wii with Your Shape, another fitness game for the ever growing fitness genre on the Wii. The box features the game and a USB Ubisoft branded webcam. That’s right there is no Wii mote needed or any other extra peripheral. Simply plug-in the camera into one of the USB slots located on the back of the Nintendo Wii, pop in the game and you’re ready to start. First and foremost I need talk about the USB camera. It’s white, small and features a stand that will expand to provide a very stable environment which allows me to place it on top of my LCD television and it looks very stylish.  Living in an apartment the lighting is not the greatest during cold Canadian winters, so my shape on the screen was dark. The game still seemed to track my moment but with the camera being such an integral part of the game maybe a higher end camera would have been in order or should I invest in better lighting? The game starts by having Jenny McCarthy your own personal trainer take you through setting up for profile where it asks basic information such height and weight. Don’t worry ladies you can password protect your profile to keep everyone from knowing your weight. Everyone in the house could also have their...

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2009 Annual Awards

Every year, the guys here at Feed Your Console log hours of game-time, writing time and research because we love it. This year in particular was tough on some of us to stay focused because it seemed that every week another new game was hitting shelves that at least one of us was frothing at the mouth to play. Last night we got together in a trusty Xbox Live party to discuss our annual awards list. After much yelling, crying, name calling and choke holds; we made our decisions. While not everyone was overjoyed with the decisions, we all can agree that these were hard decisions to make. Without further ado, I present to you our Annual Awards List Game of The Year: Uncharted 2 (PS3) – Honestly, if you’ve never played it – You just don’t know what you’re missing. This is what sells consoles. Honorable Mentions (in no particular order): Assassins Creed 2, Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum Console MVP: PS3 – How can this not go to Sony? The PS3 was an unstoppable force this year Kill Zone 2, Uncharted 2, the sexy Slim PS3 and the console sweet spot for pricing. Sony has alot to be happy about with 2009 in the books – Here’s looking ahead to 2010. Keep it up Sony Best Shooter: Modern Warfare 2 – Was hands down the...

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Are you a fan of Mixed Martial Arts? Then do I have some good news for you… EA is coming out fighting with this latest release in their MMA Series. Check this in game video of Brett Rogers facing off against the champ Fedor Emelianenko. Watch the Motion Capture session on YouTube for fighter Cung Le MoCap. For the record I would not want to be the guy holding that kicking bag.  The Full list of fighters announced at this time is available here. Could this be the contender to take down THQ’s UFC...

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November NPD’s

It’s my favorite time of the month, NPD time. As expected Modern Warfare 2 sold a ton of copies, PS3 and 360 combined over 6 million units. I was very surprised to see Dragon Age Origins crack the top ten, congrats Bioware PlayStation 2 203.1K PlayStation 3 710.4K PSP 293.9K Xbox 360 819.5K Wii 1.26M Nintendo DS 1.70M CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (360) 4.20M units sold CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (PS3) 1.87M units sold NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII 1.39M units sold ASSASSIN’S CREED II (360) 794.7K units sold LEFT 4 DEAD 2 (360) 744.0K units sold WII SPORTS RESORT 720.2K units sold WII FIT PLUS 679.0K units sold ASSASSIN’S CREED II (PS3) 448.4K units sold DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS (360) 362.1K units sold MARIO KART W/ WHEEL 315.0K units...

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