Posts made in September, 2011

Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

Should All Game Systems Be Created Equal?

All men and women are created equal, but anyone who observes this current generation of game systems should be able to discern very easily that not all consoles are engineered to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. There are multiple reasons why competing consoles come out at different heights: If one console hits the market early, the others might hang back for retooling so that its engineers can release something a little faster, a little more powerful. Or, sometimes a...

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Is a New Nintendo 3DS Model Coming?

Is a New Nintendo 3DS Model Coming?

Summer is winding down, but the convention season is not quite over. The 2011 Tokyo Game Show (TGS) will be happening mid-September, and until it’s come and gone, we’re not going to put on our Christmas hats. This year’s TGS should be especially intriguing because there have been murmurs about Nintendo holding a press event a few days before the show starts. Naturally, our curiosity is red-hot. The Nintendo 3DS is on the market. E3 was all about...

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5 Lessons the Super Nintendo Teaches

5 Lessons the Super Nintendo Teaches

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System turned 20 on August 23, 2011. There have been a lot of raised pints and touching memoirs written about Nintendo’s 16-bit grey girl, which isn’t a surprise: For many twenty- and- thirty-somethings, the Super Nintendo or “SNES” was an anchor in our formative years. The system’s solid library zipped us across racetracks, led us through epic side-scrolling adventures, and set us on role-playing...

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Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Given the Wii’s skimpy holiday roster, the 3DS’s slow launch and subsequent price cut, and the big question mark that is the Wii U, it’s no wonder people have been penning funeral dirges for Nintendo. What they forget, however, and what long-time fans of Nintendo know well, is that this is hardly the Big N’s darkest hour. Nintendo has fallen out of favor a few times in its long history–though always while remaining comfortably in the...

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Do We Need a Video Game Museum?

Do We Need a Video Game Museum?

Do we need a video game museum? Millions of schoolchildren across the United States have one resounding answer: “YES.” Not that school boards nationwide will break their legs tripping over themselves to fund trips to said museum, which is a shame, because video games are an ideal showcase for humanity’s multiple talents. Hardcore game collector Joe Santulli has a nomadic Video Game Museum that makes appearances at big events such as E3 and...

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Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Do you like video games? Do you enjoy the single player gaming experience? If so, prepare yourself: Industry veteran Mark Cerny believes your preferred style of gaming is going to lay down, die, and fossilize within the next three to ten years. “I believe the traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years,” Cerny predicted at a Sony-sponsored panel about the future of video games. “Right now you sit in your living room and...

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