When Mega Microgame$!'s WarioWare series first debuted on the Gameboy Advanced it took a new direction with the minigames genre that hadn't yet been explored. There hadn't been to many games before it that featured minigame collections in which each game took less than five seconds to complete. This was the first of its kind; quick, short bursts of gameplay that required lightning fast reflexes to complete within a very short amount of time. With WarioWare D.I.Y., the job of creating these minigames is left to the player's hands. Does it work?
Later this week I will be interviewing Gunnar Johansson of Fatshark Games regarding the company and their PC/PS3 title Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West.
I'm giving YOU the opportunity to ask him questions! Make sure to submit all questions BY midnight on Thursday (4/29/10). You can submit them by leaving a comment below.
When the PS3 version of Modnation Racers was first shown off at E3 last year, I was skeptical as to how the game would traslate over to the PSP. After I got some one on one time with a preview build of the game however, I no longer have any doubts that the portable version of Modnation Racers is as competent a title as its PS3 counter part.
Age of Zombies is a PSP/PS3 Mini developed by Halfbrick Studios in which the player embarks on an adventure through time as Barry Steakfries. (more...)
After a long wait, I finally got my hands on the Sennheiser PC 350. Needless to say, it was well worth it.
I have found that I am playing more and more games online lately, yet using my headset less. I attribute this to the fact that I don't enjoy people screaming mindless garbage into my ear instead of using their microphones for teamwork. Then came the Sennheiser PC 350 gaming headset, demanding that I rethink that position and believe me, I did more than just that.
Halfbrick Studios have just announced Rocket Racing, a PS3 and PSP Mini that sets players atop raceways up high in the sky. The game has three main modes: Challenge Mode, Grand Prix, and Party Mode. Challenge Mode offers a variety of racing and skill based challenges that the player must complete, while Grand Prix pits players agains multiple AI-controlled opponents, and Party Mode allows players to switch off and pass around the controller attempting to break each others high score, fastest time, etc.
Rocket Racing will be released for the Playstation 3 and PSP minis via Playstation Network for $4.99 later this month.
When Performance Designed Products first told me that they were going to send me Energizer Power and Play Controller Chargers for 360 and PS3, I was highly skeptical. My reason for being so was that all I could picture when I heard "controller chargers" was those Wii remote chargers by Nyko. While those are ugly and poorly designed, these products are the exact opposite.
LittleBigPlanet for the PSP is a excellent port of an already great game. The overall feel of the game translates well to the PSP and feels like a completely new, yet ultimately familiar, experience.
The backbone to any platforming game is -- well, the platforming -- and LittleBigPlanet does that quite well. At first glance, it would seem like some liberties were taken so that the game could be ported to the PSP without the loss of the LittleBigPlanet feel. I started to realize that those liberties needed to be taken in order to make the game enjoyable. The way that the characters move around feels just as it did in the PS3 version and, in some cases, almost better.
Capcom Japan revealed today, in an investor's document, that a few major titles have been moved from Q1 2010. Delayed titles include Super Street Fighter IV, Lost Planet 2 and Monster Hunter 3. Only the European and North American versions of Monster Hunter 3 are delayed while the Japanese version remains on schedule.
DiRT 2 is a different kind of racing experience. It's just plain fun. I loved the original DiRT when I played it on my Xbox 360, and this just adds to my DiRT love.
DiRT 2 singleplayer is divided up into three main modes: World Tour, Arcade Mode, and Challenge Mode. In DiRT 2, the World Tour mode challenges players to take part in four different tours, each filled with many races in varying locals. While I found this to be fun, it seems as if it progressed much too quickly and is easily finishable in a small amount of time. The Arcade Mode gives players three main options: Single Race, Championship, and Time Trial. All of these modes pit the player against other CPU racers at any of the 9 countries that races take place in.