What is this? *DOOM* for ants?
Nintendo’s Digital Event kicks off the second day of E3. What can it do to possibly top Sony’s ridiculously gratifying show last night? Let’s find out!
It’s that time again.
Just like I did.
Remember the promotion Nintendo ran at the beginning of the year, where (after buying a WiiU) any purchase from their eShop would earn you points? Well, if you have been happily buying the odd title for it, there’s a good chance you have some eShop credit waiting for you.
But you have to hurry a little.
There is an annoying tendency for over-explanation at the beginning of games.
Because, if anyone’s going to show how to do DLC properly, it’s Nintendo. New Tracks! New characters! Yoshi colour variants…
“Stop!”, shouted my wife. “You need that!”
The biggest event in gaming kicks off tomorrow when E3 2014 begins its week of hyperbole, broken promises and overbearing dubstep. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony will be holding their conferences on the first day, and I’ll be liveblogging every single one of them! Take note of these times and get the kettle on.
Here we go! Join me (us) as I (we) career through the latest and greatest *Mario Kart*!
You may want to book this Friday off or plan some well-timed sick leave: *Mario Kart 8* will be in my sweaty hands, and all over the site! (eww)
A few years ago – and I wish I could find the link, but you’re going to have to trust me – Cliff Bleszinski (formerly of Epic Games and designer of *Gears Of War*) said that The Next Big Thing would be usable Virtual Reality headsets. He was emphatic, but is also known to be so, leading to his claim being categorised with so many other wild predictions from industry professionals.
Except now it doesn’t sound so wild.
Nintendo announced yesterday that, at the end of May, they will be switching off the online services for two of its more successful consoles, the Wii and DS.
It’s time to interrupt the endless barrage of Christmas calories
that I seem intent on shoving down my throat as quickly as possible
seriously, it’s like Gluttony Man in Se7en
but I don’t have my body tied down,
my arms are wilfully ladling anything alcoholic or sweet or tasty into my mouth
like it’s going out of fashion
to round up what I think have been my personal favourite games and movies of 2013.
The Nintendo Wii holds an unique honour in my gaming lifetime. It’s the only console I’ve ever sold – *twice* – while its been in the middle of its life. There’s has been no other console that has left me feeling so totally angry and ambivalent about its core mission and design. The lack of HD, the foggy motion controls, the dry spells between Mario and Zelda games filled with tumbleweeds; it was something that I just new I wouldn’t able to connect with. I bought two Wiis and sold them both, head shaking harder the second time for believing that there might have been some redeeming long-term feature I’d missed.
However, the Wii may not have had the longevity I required but it did have one thing that was unbeatable. So good, in fact, that it was the prime reason for my purchase each time I threw money at it. Because, as it turned out, there really ain’t no party like a *Wii Bowling* party.
The first time I completed my all-time favourite game, Sega’s astounding *Rez*, it was on a semi-stolen projector. I mean, *stolen* is probably too strong a word, but it’s definitely safe to imply that I shouldn’t have had it hooked up in my games room instead of being tucked up safely in a dark recess of my work office.