By Dale Weir on March 26, 2011 - 9:16am.
A user named ddi7i4d on the instructables website has created a full-size model of No More Heroes' Travis Touchdown out of paper. Why would he do such a thing? Who knows? Maybe because someone told him he couldn't. Whatever the reason, the world now has a 1.86 meter (whatever that is in feet and inches) papercraft figure that watches over ddi7i4d's apartment.
By Dale Weir on March 26, 2011 - 8:36am.
It seems anyone with a camera and fellow film students with free time has made a Super Mario Bros. movie. This latest one goes at the Mario story from perhaps a more realistic angle. The story of Mario seems the result of a series of hallucinogenic experiences by the lead character. Are those really power-up blocks he sees? Is Bowser really a lizard? Maybe Mario just has a substance abuse problem.
By Sparky Clarkson on March 22, 2011 - 8:21pm.
I attended PAX East, checking out upcoming games and meeting great people. That last one was a bit more difficult thanks to the enormous size of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), but that size made panels much easier to get into and allowed for an expanded and much nicer exposition floor. In case you weren't there, here are some impressions.
By Steve Haske on March 12, 2011 - 7:06pm.
Not for Kindling
HIGH Look at those realistic flames! And all the different kinds of wood to burn!
LOW You can't stack the fire to insane proportions—no raging bonfires allowed.
WTF This is the Wii's second fireplace simulator. Is this actually a thing?
By Brad Gallaway on March 9, 2011 - 9:08pm.
HIGH The beginning of the housing area, when playing as a shadow is well-realized.
LOW Tedious, repetitive levels—and far, far too many of them.
WTF Did the devs really think this much switch-flipping was good gameplay?
By Brad Gallaway on February 27, 2011 - 4:01pm.
Being the immense Phoenix Wright fan that I am, I had high hopes that Shu Takumi's new work would be of a similar quality, and I was not disappointed. While the concept of playing a ghost that can possess inanimate objects has been done before (anyone remember Geist on the GameCube?) it's never been done as well or as stylishly as it is here.
By Brad Gallaway on February 20, 2011 - 5:24pm.
I started up Lost in Shadow, a recently released art-house platformer on the Wii. (And wow, I can't remember the last time I turned the thing on.) Early impressions are good. The aesthetic and art design is appealing, although there is no question that the quality of the game shares more than a little in common with Fumito Ueda's ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. This isn't necessarily a bad thing since I'm a huge fan of both of those titles, but the similarity in tone and vibe is a bit eyebrow-raising.
By Dale Weir on February 19, 2011 - 12:14pm.
Remember RedOctane? I sure do. It went from making game controllers (and renting games!) to releasing an $80 peripheral with a game called Guitar Hero. I thought it was nuts for doing this. But almost six years later it looks like one of the greatest videogame risks and success stories (after the Nintendo Wii).
By Dale Weir on February 17, 2011 - 1:59am.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was not a favorite game of mine—I played it for a few hours and put it down never to pick it up again—but I did always like the character Midna. Others have apparently played the game as well and become quite fond of Midna. They have gone so far enough as to create a Midna costume. As with such things, some are more successful than others, but no matter where you go, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better example of Midna cosplay than Kagomechann's.
By Dale Weir on February 17, 2011 - 12:53am.
As I am not a big follower of Guitar Hero record-breaking, Annie Leung, has flown below the radar despite the apparent abundance of photo shoots and public appearances documented all over the Internet. This UC Berkeley graduate—who claims to practice four to six hours at a time before a competition—has reached the top of her... sport(?) and set the official Guinness World Record for female Guitar Hero players.
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