Thursday: March 11, 2010
- LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.
This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.
- Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.
I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console. Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.
Details are scarce at this point but a posting on Rock Band's Facebook page promises to 'innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band'.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.
After reading this quick review I now find myself sitting here staring at my newly purchased copy of of Final Fantasy XIII and asking the box questions I know it can't answer. I'll let you know how this all turns out.
Monday: March 8, 2010
- A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.
Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!
Thursday: March 4, 2010
- Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.
There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).
Tuesday: March 2, 2010
- Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.
The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- Activision shuts down non-commercial fan-made King's Quest episodic series.
After talks and negotiations in the last few months between ourselves and Activision, they have reached the decision that they are not interested in granting a non-commercial license to The Silver Lining, and have asked that we cease production and take down all related materials on our website.
- PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.
Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.
- Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.
The video game in question turned out to be 'Family Fun Stadium Events' for Nintendo's original entertainment system way back when. You would have also needed Nintendo's Power Pad to complete the overall gaming experience.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.
Buying either game will set you back just nine bucks a piece which isn't so bad when you consider what the Nintendo DS versions of these games are going for. A lot can be said for being able to use tactile buttons though.
- Trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 from Nintendo's Media Summit available online.
I wasn't that big of a fan of the first Super Mario Galaxy to warrant running out and buying the sequel. This seriously looks like more of the same video game except for a couple of new gameplay mechanics (and the inclusion of Yoshi). Maybe this would've lent itself better as DLC content. Oh... right.
- Joystiq gets some hands-on time with Metroid: Other M.
Nintendo has announced that the sequel will be available on June 27th and is a direct sequel to Super Metroid from the Super Nintendo days. The action is blend of side-scrolling 2D and some first-person shooter 3D. I'm sold, sign me up. More screenshots available on Joystiq.
Wednesday: February 24, 2010
- Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.
I haven't actually tried the Wii version of the Ghostbusters video game but I just recently finished playing through it on the Xbox 360. Overall, I give the game a C+/B- as it was enjoyable but had the potential to be so much more. Maybe this modification was missing link from the equation (but probably not).
Friday: February 12, 2010
- Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.
Telltale has pulled the curtain back on their 'Mac Revolution'. They are allowing fans to vote on which title will be available for the platform next. This is great news as there is now one less reason I have to use Boot Camp or Parallels on my beloved MacBook.