San Diego’s Comic Con International has become one of the biggest multimedia events of the year. From comics to movies, and especially video games, SDCC International has grown well outside what anyone would have expected when it started 42 years ago.
If you recently purchased a PC copy of Square Enix’s, Deus Ex: Human Revolution from GameStop, you might be missing something that originally came in the box. Square Enix announced a launch promotion with the cloud gaming company, OnLive, that included a voucher for a free digital copy of the game through the company’s gaming service.
You have been asking us for a LONG time to record the matches at our tournaments…and we FINALLY did just that! Check out this awesome video montage of our Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament that took place on August 13th. Congratulations to Kyle for winning with his unstoppable Princess Peach!
The day when gamers purchase their next video game title from their TV screens or computer monitors rather than driving to their local game store may not be so far off. The Entertainment Merchants Association’sannual report showed that in 2010, while U.S. consumers purchased 71% of their video games in disc format, 44% bought them digitally.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is, obviously, the third installment in the series, so plenty of changes have been made since the original one first came out. The graphics have been improved and the overall game play mechanics have had a bit of an overhaul.
Famitsu has declared this summer to be the ‘Summer of Monster Hunter’, thanks to the soon to be released Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village G for the PSP (now that is a LONG name) and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD for the PS3. Did we mention that the annual Monster Hunter Festival just took place, too?
We’re baaaack! And where have we been for the past two weeks, you ask? Well, in Japan, the end of the week of August 7th and the beginning of the week of the 14th are known as the festival of Obon. Obon could be best described as a mash-up of Thanksgiving and All Souls Day put together.
‘The Last Story’ is the latest RPG from MistWalker Studios, which also brought us ‘Lost Odyssey’ for the 360. Its founder is the ‘father of Final Fantasy’, Hironobu Sakaguchi, so it’s hardly lacking in pedigree. It’s exclusively for the Wii console, and as of writing this, exclusive to Japan.
Who are Fumita Ueda and Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and why should you care that they are talking to each other? Some of you might already know, but for those who don’t, Fumita Ueda is the man behind ‘Ico’ and ‘Shadow of the Colossus’, two games hailed by both fans and critics alike as being two of the best examples on the pro-side of the ‘Games as Art’ debate; the third game in the series, ‘The Last Guardian’, is already being anticipated to be of equal quality.
Way back before Enix and Square merged, they were individual companies that produced much more than just RPGs. In 1997, Enix created a game for the Nintendo 64 called Mischief Makers, a quirky little platformer that can easily contend with the likes of Mario and Donkey Kong in terms of fun and playability.