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New Nintendo Hardware Hinted

A scant two and a half years into the Wii U's admittedly worrisome sales life, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is starting to leak ideas about Nintendo's "next hardware", codenamed NX. 

Come on fellas, even the Dolphin is more creative than that.

As far as the actual hardware though (which was asked about at a shareholders' meeting), Iwata-san made a point of saying that Nintendo was "not at a dead end of any kind in which we are out of ideas", and made a point of saying "we first make sure that those who have already purchased out platforms are satisfied." 

Round 2 Of M2’s Fantastic 3DS Sega Ports Has Begun

Growing up in a small town of only 30 000 I didn't have access to a particularly robust selection of arcade titles. The bowling alley at the bottom of the hill where everyone held their birthday parties had a handful of games that I could sink my teeth into; Bust-A-Move, Metal Slug, a couple great pinball tables.

Horror Vacuum on Wii U Left by Capcom, Fatal Frame Must Fill It

I try not to get too bent out of shape by Game X not appearing on Console Y too much. There are countless, boring, and unsatisfying factors that go into those kinds of decisions and there's usually no point in trying to fight them.

Nintendo Reveals Wii U Release Date And Price

After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally revealed a release date and price for their next gen-console, Wii U.

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

The game itself is determined to creep the player out, but falls flat due to its dependance on the included AR book. Many (myself included) would argue that survival-horror is a genre best played in the dark, but being forced to play in the daylight or under intensely bright lamps strips the atmosphere and left me playing simply to get through the storyline. The integration of the 3DS' camera is clumsy at best and it's difficult to play in 3D when you have to constantly wave your system around.

The Pros: 

+ Interesting story

+ Battling with ghosts in your living room can at times be seamless and engaging

The Cons: 

- Dependance on included AR book means if you lose sight, the game is interrupted

- Playing with the 3D enabled means you see a lot of blur when moving your system around

- Scary atmosphere is non-existant when playing in bright light 

- Very short title

- Constant static when book view is obscured is incredibly irritating and breaks the illusion Rating : 

Were or are you a fan of the Fatal Frame series? I am, a huge one. The idea that you couldn't simply beat what was attacking you with a crowbar until it went away, but rather face it head-on and take a freaking picture, staring right into a ghoulish face, in order to defeat an enemy was the source of many a restless night in the dark. And as a spin-off of such a fantastic series, I wanted to love Spirit Camera so badly. I tried, really I did. But, like math homework, sometimes you miss the common denominator and the formula doesn't work out.

Fist-Bump or Bitch-Slap: Nintendo or Bethesda

This is the love/hate relationship between the video game industry and myself. Every week I will pick someone who gets my Fist-bump for doing a good deed, someone who gets my undesirable Bitch-Slap for doing something wrong (or just something that pisses me off), and I'll share my experience/opinion along the way.

Capcom Covers the Show Floor! [PAX East 2011]

Capcom seemed to have presence all over the PAX floor this year. They had a stand-alone booth showcasing some 3DS titles. They shared a booth with Sprint to show the 3DS titles as well as Marvel vs. Capcom. Lastly, they were a part of the Nintendo booth for their 3DS titles. Noticing a trend? Let's go over what they brought to the show.

An Epic Mickey spin-off was being prepped for the Nintendo 3DS

Disney Interactive took a gamble of sorts with Disney Epic Mickey for the Wii and based on the news of late it looks like the gamble may not have paid off.  So far Disney Epic Mickey has performed admirable at retail but the game hasn’t gone on to become the multi-million unit seller Disney had hoped it would be so in the eyes of a corporation the game could be viewed as a disappointment.  Besides being a game, Disney Epic Mickey was also meant to relaunch Mickey Mouse to a new audience and possibly spin-off into new movies and other merchandise – all of which is TBA at this point

Tecmo and Nintendo troll us, Samus not playable in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

I think we’ve just been trolled by Nintendo and Tecmo Koei as the legendary character of Samus Aran won’t be playable in Dead or Alive: Dimensions.  Now some of you are probably saying “Well of course Samus won’t be playable.

First footage of Rodea the Sky Soldier, the new game from the creator of Sonic

Former Sega veteran and Sonic creator Yuji Naka has a new title in development at his new studio Prope and we finally have some footage of it in action. Officially dubbed Rodea the Sky Soldier, Yuji’s new game involves gamers taking to the sky as a humanoid looking robot that’s tasked with protecting a kingdom from a series of invaders, most of which are robots.  Yuji promised that Rodea the Sky Soldier would feature “stylish action” and the game seems to deliver that if this trailer is any indication.

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