Ramblings | Nintendo TVii Rules Your Television

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.

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ESH | Dead Space 3 Demo Highlights New Features

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.

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Ramblings | The Wii U Direct Emotional Roller-Coaster

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:

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5 Things | I Love About My PS3

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.

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Ramblings | Finishing Mass Effect 3 Late

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. 

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ESH | If You Have a Vita, You Need the Trigger Grips

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.

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This Just In | Nintendo Announces New 3DS Pokémon Games

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.

ESH | 2012 – The Year of Zombie Games Part 4

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.

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