Monday: January 11, 2010
- LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.
'Think World of Warcraft, Second Life and Club Penguin all wrapped into one,' said lead producer Chris Sherland of NetDevil, the Colorado-based game development company behind Lego Universe.
Thursday: January 7, 2010
- Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.
According to a company press release, Game Room will be a “place to relive the glory days of arcade games,” complete with a pay-to-play option that charges 40 MS Points (50 cents) per play of one game.
- Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.
Controller-free gaming will be yours for the taking sometime before the year is out. There is still no word on how much this thing will cost but you can take comfort in knowing that it will work with all current Xbox 360 systems. Joy.
Tuesday: December 29, 2009
- Next Final Fantasy game to provide over sixty hours of fun-filled RPG gaming.
This information comes directly from the folks at Square Enix. Get ready to set aside a big block of time for this one (I'll be scheduling out a couple of weekends months in advance - my game play time is limited these days). Remember kids, this comes out state-side on March 9th.
Monday: December 28, 2009
- Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.
I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?
Wednesday: December 16, 2009
- A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.
I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.
Monday: December 14, 2009
- Trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 premiered over the weekend.
I've yet to play the original Batman: Arkham Asylum but I've heard very good things from those who have. Didn't the original game only come out like yesterday? Edit: it came out August 25th of this year. Still, that's a pretty short timeframe.
- LucasArts announces sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
To say that I was a big fan of the first game is a bit of an understatement. I'll be buying this the day it comes out which of course has yet to be revealed (2010 is the only date thus far). LucasArts has a high resolution version of the trailer over on their site for those so inclined.
Friday: December 11, 2009
- The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.
My Nintendo Wii has gathered some dust as of late (mostly due to the addition of the Xbox 360 in my household) - perhaps some of these titles can rekindle my interest in the console. Look out 480p, here I come.
- Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.
Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.
I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).
Monday: December 7, 2009
- Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.
Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.
Monday: November 30, 2009
- New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.
This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).
- Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.
But following the Wii's price cut in October, the console experienced a turnaround, surging to 127,000 units per week versus 93,000 units per week in September.
Tuesday: November 24, 2009
- Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.
Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.