This week we find ourselves in the midst of a gamerâ€™s Holiday, a multi-day event akin to Hanukkahâ€¦well, almost. Anyhow, weâ€™re all paying attention to the Game Developerâ€™s Conference (GDC), right? Your confirmation aside, we are! Amongst all of the other teasers (Shenmue 3, new Skyward Sword gameplay), Nintendoâ€™s president, Saruto Iwata, gave us (or me, at the very least) a pretty provocative visual hint: he exited GDCâ€™s center stage in front of an immense Super Mario sign. Yes, yes, Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re all thrilled at my excellence of wording here. However, itâ€™s not just in the name- itâ€™s in the context. Iwata had previously capped off Nintendo 3DS discussion and was hinting at the new stereoscopic games to grace us with their presence. Among these was a new Super Mario 3DS game. This news is, to most, perhaps as stale as the Hoosier Food Court I currently find myself in, but the Super Mario logo itself yielded the best news of all in the â€˜oâ€™ of â€˜Mario.â€™ The â€˜oâ€™ was accented with a tail-a tail! Can you say Tanooki suit, anyone (!)?
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At a time when a new wave of handhelds is about to breach the market, I feel it necessary to assess the situation. Within the last year, weâ€™ve been informed that Sonyâ€™s releasing the new Next Generation Portable (NGP, â€œPSP2â€) and, of course, Nintendo is slated to release the 3DS this March-this is all just too fast for us, right? Right?! Like I said, we need to assess the situation. Which one is the Average Joe (Thatâ€™s right, weâ€™re a proper noun population) going to get the most bang for their buck for? Which handheldâ€™s going to offer us the best experience? Well, it may not be much, but hereâ€™s a few areas where I believe a deciding factor may be found:
Section A: Multi-Regional Travel
Arguably, the biggest complaint amongst fans is the utter lack of regions to travel to, especially for post-game purposes. Gold & Silver almost had this down, but the lack of anything to really do there–such as a lack of the Safari Zone or Cerulean Cave–made it a simple nostalgic trip. HeartGold & SoulSilver, thankfully, gave us access to both areas, but we were still wanting more. However, you can only fit so much data on one DS cartridge, which can prove cumbersome to developers. With the 3DS also coming soon (and hopefully larger file sizes), perhaps weâ€™ll see some more filled-out games with an extra region or two to travel to.
Section B: Updated Cries
Another gripe Iâ€™ve heard about in the PokÃ©-community is this: why havenâ€™t the older cries been updated? The 8-bit cries of a Pikachu are much different sounding than, say, Kecleon. At the very least, GameFreak should try to update the sounds so that they arenâ€™t so scratchy, but still sound like their previous incarnations. (more…)
Pokemon Black and White has been playable in Japan for several months now, and to help curb my righteous fury and prevent myself from going ape shit on those smug bastards out I thought that it would be a much more sane idea to simply take these next few months and look back fondly on the older generations of Pokemon.Â So today I begin by looking back on the most important decision a trainer can make in any given game: their starter PokÃ©mon.Â To do this Iâ€™ve split the PokÃ©mon into categories based on their main type and ranked them (by my opinion here people) from worst to best.
For now Iâ€™ve decided against ranking the fifth generation starters due to my lack of hands on time with them. While I could rank them according to their looks and stats (for all the shallow people) as found on Bulbapedia, Iâ€™ve decided against that due to my desire to avoid spoilers.
Also, Pikachu isnâ€™t on here because Yellow Version doesnâ€™t count
Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will be available in the United States March 27th, 2011. It will be available for $249.99. With a five hour battery life and a three hour recharge time, will launch titles like The Sims 3 and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked be enough to keep major interest? I know I’m certainly not dropping $250 on a handheld that will basically require me to have it plugged in at all times. Did Nintendo get too ambitious with the 3DS? Maybe not. According to Geek.com’s article, the 3DS comes with more than just a charger and stylus. It also comes with:
â€¢AC adapter for Nintendo 3DS
â€¢SD Memory Card (2 GB)
â€¢AR cards (6), reflecting the play outside the camera using the compatible software
It looks like it just might be worth its high price tag, but how many of you are going to wait until the alleged Ocarina and Star Fox remakes hit the shelves before picking up the 3DS?
Podcast – 4Skin: Gamers Uncut – Episode 28 (10/05/2010)
Peter (Robot), Dhruv(The Other Guy) , Annie (Anniezard), and myself (Metal) come together for another great podcast! Discussion of nicknames and pokemon precedes our scheduled subjects. Subjects that include Nintendo’s 3DS price and release dates, Red Dead DLC, Left Behind Games make “Rise of the Antichrist”, and so much more!!!
After reading through Dave’s and Cody’s blogs about their favorite things about E3, I thought I should make my own best of E3 post, here is what I think was the best.(I apologize for my terrible grammar and spelling)
Since E3 is over I was left wondering what the best things I saw on the floor were. Everyone had impressive showings and I enjoyed them immensely, but some stood out way more than others. Here are my top 5 picks for the best of E3.
5.Child of Eden
This was a game that was both trippy and amazingly fun to watch.Â Manipulating shapes, sounds, and colors with merely a flick of the wrist was one of the most appealing things about the game. This game showed what could happen when a rail shooter comes in contact with the Kinect technology. It was a thrill ride for the senses that was engaging from start to finish. What else would you expect from the people that brought us Rez?