Posts Tagged "Nintendo"

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

With all the talk lately surrounding 3D gaming and 3D video game systems like the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, it bears repeating: Even in 2010, 2D games remain 100% relevant, thanks to a variety of original free 2D online games, top new releases and retro remakes/updates that wow with their old-school 2D game play and charm. (Not to mention a number of effortless and intuitive new ways to enjoy the best 2D games of yesteryear courtesy of digital distribution,...

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Apple’s Game Changing Technology

Apple’s Game Changing Technology

Motion controls such as Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 are obviously one of the hottest (and potentially most overhyped) new video game trends in 2010, as many hope that they’ll expand the gaming audience even further than the Wii has already done. We recently connected with our friends at Fox Business for a live broadcast – from Nintendo’s 3DS press conference, ironically enough… hey, we don’t...

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Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...

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Wayne Gretzky Returns to the Ice

Wayne Gretzky Returns to the Ice

The Great One is about to lace up his skates once again — this time inside a video game — to help promote NHL Slapshot, EA Canada’s first hockey game designed specifically for the Nintendo Wii console. Due out this fall, Wayne Gretzky will be the cover athlete for the video game, plus he’ll serve as a playable character and coach in one of its modes. “Not only is Gretzky one of the greatest hockey players of all time, but his name is...

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Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

The fight for the family room became even more heated at the 16th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which once again served as a battleground between the three major video game console companies: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Each of the Big Three unveiled new hardware, games and services to the crowd of roughly 45,000 industry attendees who crammed into the Los Angeles Convention Center and surrounding venues to catch a glimpse at tomorrow’s trends...

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