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?
Japan's Sunday morning kiddy show 'Pokémon Sunday' provided us with two things: further proof that Japan is bat-shit insane, and our first look at some Pokémon Black/White gameplay.
A new patent submitted by Nintendo details an interesting concept: feedback through the stylus. In effect the stylus would provide rumble feedback of various degrees based on actions taking place on screen. Since rumors have been surfacing that Nintendo is getting ready to unveil the next iteration of the Nintendo DS there could actually be some truth to this. The picture below should give you an idea of how the system would work.
Xbox World 360 scored a first look at Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which will be appearing in its next issue going on sale March 16. The announcement comes in the latest issue, which says next month's will have "the first look at Recon's long-awaited return to Xbox 360."
The game is set to release by this Christmas with a beta, included with Splinter Cell: Conviction, starting in the summer.
Ubisoft announced Future Soldier last week with a short teaser trailer. They also showed off a work-in-progress cover art for it.
It's once again time for Nintendo's weekly round of WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console shovelware, but this week there's something that might interest you. That something is Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All. Hit the break for the full list of games.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: JUSTICE FOR ALL
Publisher: Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Phoenix Wright is back as the second game in the popular Ace Attorney hand-held franchise comes to the WiiWare service. As Phoenix Wright, you'll play through four shocking new cases in first-person perspective. The game features two unique game play modes. In Investigations Mode, you'll survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence. You'll then present findings, listen to testimonials and examine witnesses in Court Mode. JUSTICE FOR ALL also includes a new "Psyche-Lock" feature that allows Phoenix to use a line of questioning to reveal inconsistencies in witness testimony.
In the name of good deals, the PSP, DS and iPhone versions of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars are on sale for 30% off, bringing it down to just $6.99.
The offer ends Sunday at 12am EST (the end of Valentine's Day). I'm sure your valentine will appreciate you getting this for them. The kick to the face is their way of saying "I love you."
When Ubisoft revealed the debut trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier earlier this week, a certain part caused a lot of discussion. As seen in the trailer, the game will clearly feature optical camouflage, which some believe to be a bit too farfetched for what it known to be a "realistic" franchise. Ubisoft has come out and stated that Future Soldier will remain "loyal" to Ghost Recon's authenticity.
"Despite popular belief, we didn't design this after a certain bespectacled wand-wielding boy's accoutrement," writes Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Community Developer Kimi Matsuzaki. "We are, and remain, loyal to the Ghost Recon brand value of authenticity. In general Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is based on the very real Future Soldier Initiative 2030, which is a U.S. Army R&D program run by the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center. Optical camo, like other technologies in Future Solider, is a near-future reality, and this is why we chose to include it in GRFS.
"We plan to discuss our references and inspirations in the coming months, so that you can see that we’ve done our homework in order to bring you a plausible future war scenario," she adds.
The January NPD Group figures are in, and, once again, Nintendo's Wii takes the top spot for most units sold (and now it's sold out). Total industry sales came in at $1.17 billion, a drop of 13%, with hardware falling 21% and software falling 12%. Gaming peripherals did, however, see a slight increase of 2%.
Although the PS3 had a strong December, its January sales dropped off a bit at 276,900 units, putting it again behind the Xbox 360, which sold through 332,800 units. As per usual, the Wii and DS were the real winners, selling 465,800 units and 422,200 units respectively. The PSP sold 100.1K units and the PS2 trailing off at 41,600.
In terms of software, New Super Mario Bros. Wii was the top-selling game. This might come as a surprise considering Mass Effect 2's critical acclaim, but the game had a very late release. Five of the top ten selling games in January were Wii titles.
[via Industry Gamers]
Ubisoft announced the next installment in its Ghost Recon franchise, titled Future Soldier. Along with the announcement, which was made on Xbox Live, the studio has sent out a trailer for the game.
As a member of the elite Ghost Recon, you are among the few who possess the power, the adaptability, and the cognitive fortitude of the future soldier in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Specialized in every area of combat, equipped for survival, and trained in absolute discretion, you are entrusted with the missions no other soldier can handle. Armed to the teeth with an arsenal of real-world high-tech weaponry only in prototype today, you are an F-16 on legs, trained to lock-on to your objective even in the worlds most complex, high-risk warzones.
EA announced during its investor call that its FIFA 10 had sold 9.7 million units by the month ending December 31, 2009. The game launched outside North America in early October with a late October release stateside. It's very likely that the title has already broken the 10-million mark by now considering the dated information EA divulged. It's estimated the game sold 5.2 million units in December alone.
The publisher recently announced 2010 FIFA World Cup would be releasing April 27.