Posts Tagged "PlayStation 3"

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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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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Reliving the Next-Gen Console Wars

Reliving the Next-Gen Console Wars

While it seems obvious in hindsight how the next-gen console wars between Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii were bound to play out, things weren’t quite so clear back in 2008. On the eve of the dawn of new technologies such as motion controls and 3D gaming which promise to reignite the battle all over again, we thought it might make a fun flashback to have a look at an old documentary (The Next-Gen Console Wars)...

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Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector… ever wonder what today’s top video game designers are thinking, and just who these notable individuals are behind all the gala appearances and flashing lights? From Denis Dyack to Brenda Brathwaite and David Perry, we got to know some of the field’s most notable game development legends in a 2008 documentary dubbed Games That Push Boundaries. Viewable at the link above, it also explores the art of game...

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Summer’s Hottest New Releases

Summer’s Hottest New Releases

Summer is traditionally a dead period for video games, as releases slow to a trickle in the wake of family vacations, school breaks and departures for more exotic climes. Alas, little seems to have changed here in 2010, despite publishers’ increasing awareness of the value of better spreading new game launches out across the entire 12-month calendar vs. simply cramming them into the spring or holiday months. Besides the almighty StarCraft II (sure to top wish...

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