Back when Nintendo first announced the Nintendo TVii service on the Wii U, I wasn’t terribly impressed. So, I can control my TV with the Wii U, big deal. Like many other things that Nintendo has released throughout the years, it wasn’t until I got my hands on the feature that I really understood the potential it held.
Any amount of time between two games in the Dead Space franchise is far too long for me, but that time is drawing to a close with the impending release of the third installment. In the meantime, EA has seen fit to release a demo forDead Space 3 to get everyone hyped before the game’s February 5th release date. Being a huge fan of the series, I’ve seen all the movies and even read the books, I had to sink my claws into this trial so I could get an early taste of the action.
Nintendo is one video game company I can always count on to surprise me when I think I know everything they have to offer. Just a few days ago, they posted one of their Nintendo Direct videos aimed at announcements for the Wii U. Curious as to what they could be announcing at this point, I decided to take a look. What followed was one of the biggest emotional roller-coasters I’ve ever ridden whilst watching a streaming video. Let’s go through each of the announcements one by one:
Everyone love to talk about which gaming console is their favorite. Comparing systems to decide which is best is something natural for fans, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I’m not claiming that any one home console is any better than the other, in fact I love them all for different reasons, but I want to take a few moments today to acknowledge a few of the things that I love about my PS3.
It’s been a long and arduous road for my version of the Mass Effect hero Commander Shepard, but it finally came to a close last night. I’m not quite sure why I put off finishing the game for this long, but it may have ended up being for the best. A huge amount of the extra downloadable content, perhaps more than it should have been, really enhanced my play-through and left me pretty satisfied with the ending where most people were not. Join me, or don’t if you haven’t finished this game yet and intend to, as I explore how the end of one of my favorite trilogies in gaming made me feel and how it might have affected me differently had I finished it back when it first came out.
The best gift that you can recieve is one that manages to completely floor you and wasn’t even on your list. I got such a gift this xmas in the form of the PS Vita Trigger Grips. In spite of, when you really get down to it, this product simply being a piece of plastic that you can snap onto your Vita, it changes the handheld experience in ways I could never have expected.
One of my first thoughts, seeing the graphical capabilities of the 3DS, was how long I’d have to wait for a Pokémon game designed from the ground up for the system. It looks as though Nintendo has finally given us our answer. Today, they announced the October release of the latest games in the portable monster battling series Pokémon X and Y. With some new starter pokémon and some amazing-looking new graphics both in and out of battle it’s looking pretty amazing. Fortunately, you don’t need to take my word for it, because they’ve already released this spiffy trailer for your enjoyment.
In a year that had more than a few excellent zombie games, there was one that stood above the rest. Featuring one of the most emotional, shocking and gut-wrenching stories told all year this game, which is number one on my list from 2012, is the best zombie game released that year. By now, it’s pretty obvious that I’m talking about the episodic adventure masterpiece from the folks over at Telltale: The Walking Dead.