Month: June 2010

Nintendo 2010 E3 Line-up Media Event

Guest post by: Scott Cochrane (@DarthAlbertIII) Location: Toronto, ON In a complete reversal from Nintendo’s now infamous 2008 E3 press conference, where core Nintendo gamers were not the target audience, 2010’s E3 line-up is the complete opposite.  This fall and holiday season, Nintendo is bringing back the classics with broad appeal and loyal fan followings. Kirby’s Epic Yarn presents a unique medium for what is sure to be anothertimelessside-scrolling platformer.  Pop Star has literally been transformed into a sprawling tapestry and its denizens have been converted into bits of yarn.  In the new environment, Kirby can pull, swing on and unzip various objects to reveal new paths.  Living in a world made of yarn has its benefits as Kirby can drastically change his shape to confront enemies on a larger scale.  In co-operative mode, players work together to battle enemies, collect gems and reach new heights.  The difficulty level is nearly non-existent which ensures that young and casual gamers will have ample opportunity to explore the world with little in the way of frustration.  Kirby’s Epic Yarn is scheduled to be released for the Wii in Fall of 2010. Donkey Kong Country returns in the aptly named Donkey Kong Country Returns.  Retro Studios revitalizes the series through clever usage of the Wii motion controls.  Elements and actions from previous Donkey Kong games are present but new features have also...

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Review: Dance on Broadway

Ever wanted to Dance the Time warp? Or maybe you couldn’t get the song Aquarius out of your head? Or what about finding a way to use the ridiculously long word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Do you even know any of these songs?! (If your my age you do ;)) Ubisoft’s newest dance title “Dance on Broadway” lets you shake a tail feather to more than 20 of the best Broadway show songs to ever see the stage. The simplicity of this game will make it appealing to all ages – there is really not a whole lot to it… Simply hold...

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June’s Most Wanted

The people have spoken and they can’t get enough of the Wii top 10 – for a forth straight month the Wii titles have held strong and the Top 10 seems locked in. WII New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Sports Resort Mario Kart Wii Wii Fit Plus Endless Ocean: Blue World Punch-Out!! New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Excitebots: Trick Racing Super Smash Bros. Brawl Animal Crossing: City Folk From the DS side after months we finaly have a newcomer to the group – Making it’s DS debut in the Number 5 spot Picross 3D, a puzzle challenge sequel with enough oomph to push “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky” right off the list! NINTENDO DS Pokémon HeartGold Version Pokémon SoulSilver Version Glory of Heracles The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Picross 3D Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Style Savvy Fossil Fighters WarioWare:...

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E3 Roundup – The Big 3: Who wins?

Ok folks, I’ve been busting my ass off to get all this info into one nice and tidy location to give you an update on all the news that’s come out of E3. Today I bring you the Big 3 Press Conference Roundup. Microsoft – Xbox Slim revealed, on its way to retail and I pout for the rest of the day because I don’t like the design – UK launch date of July 16th for Xbox 360 Slim – “Natal” is now known as “Kinect” gets November 4th launch date in North America but still no firm pricing details aside from Gamestop accepting pre-orders at a price of $149.99 – Call of Duty DLC to get times Xbox exclusivity until 2012 – Metal Gear Solid Rising gets Kinect support – Crytek reveals Xbox 360 exclusive Codename Kingdoms. Very little is shown at this point – Star Wars Kinect feels the Force in what could be a pretty cool game – Fable III takes to the stage and makes me think that this could well be the best game in the series by far from the looks of it alone. Fable 3 is due out on October 26th – Ubisoft reveals Kinect fitness title and my wife tells me she has to have this (Anyone from Ubisoft able to help us out) – Gears of War 3 gets demoed...

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THQ E3 Line up

Whao! what a line up coming from THQ this year at E3, a number of fantastic sequels and some new titles headed to retail outlets over the next year. Heading into the year with new and developed partnerships including DreamWorks Animation, Kaos studios and Volition Inc. Games announced at E3: THQ Core Franchises: Homefront Red Faction: Armageddon Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Devil’s Third Fighting Games: UFC Undisputed 2010 * WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 WWE All Stars Robust Kids, Family, Casual Games Portfolio Led by Megamind The Last Airbender Wheel of Fortune JEOPARDY! Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Back to School Online Games: Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millennium Online Company of Heroes Online WWE Smackdown vs. Raw Online 3D Games: Metro 2033 * de Blob 2: The Underground You have given us a lot to look forward to THQ… Here’s looking to 2011. * Released before...

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