As much as it dents our hardcore gamer image to say it, we love a good minigame compilation here at Nintendo Life. When we're not blasting through Space Pirates or springing to the rescue of princesses for the thousandth time, you'll often catch us waggling away to a batch of minigames, so it was with great excitement we placed our preview copy of Ninja Captains into our Wii.
Date archives for August, 2009
Absolutely pissing it down here. Glad I'm inside making dinner!
Gutted that BG&E is "on hold".
Another day of frantically refreshing emails followed by work. Might play some more Portal too. What an exciting day ahead.
Just watched footage of Dead to Rights: Retribution. Wolves, shotguns and slo-mo explosions - macho enough for you? http://bit.ly/3EQcqK
Going to play Orange Box now - need to clear my head of CVs and portfolios. A headcrab or two should help!
Welcome to the August 24, 2009 edition of carnival of video game bloggers. There’s lots and lots of submissions this month, so let’s get straight into it.
Jaybot presents Game Design, Main Characters, and the Monomyth posted at Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games, saying, “A short, humorous article on writing good stories and characters in video games. Touching on the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell and how it should be used.”
Eric Gargiulo presents We?re Ready To Believe You – Ghostbusters: The Video Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From first glance you would think that this game would be a bomb given the rack record of Ghostbusters games and the movie tie in games are hideous at best.”
Jennifer Mannion presents Fantastic Contraption â€” Free Physics Online Game for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.
Eric Gargiulo presents Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Check out this hilarious video review of Michael Jacksonâ€™s Moonwalker which includes tons of clips to the game. I don’t think MJ had reviews like this in mind when he created the concept of the game.”
Green Power presents Space Strategy Games: Whatâ€™s next? posted at Space Games Online, saying, “Article about the next generation of Space Strategy Games 4x style (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate)”
Eric Gargiulo presents 28 Songs & All Artists Revealed for Guitar Hero 5 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Now that the hype for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is dying down, it is time to talk Guitar Hero 5. 28 GH songs have been confirmed as well as the entire list of artists. The eclectic track list has potential, but has a long way to go in measuring up to the Legends of Rock edition.”
Green Power presents Dynamic Specialized Research in Space Games posted at Space Games Online, saying, “The ability to research new technologies was and always will be a central aspect of any space strategy game. Much of the fun in this type of games comes from witnessing the evolution of a society in the long run on all its different aspects: entertainment, culture, life quality, biology, production, governments, communications, materials, propulsion engines, weapons, new types of ships, etc. New technologies unlock new possibilities, new opportunities and new toys to play with.
It is fine that tech trees can be customized for specific races however I think we did not hit the mark yet. To increase the re-playability and realistic factors a better idea would be to […]”
Eric Gargiulo presents Become inFamous: inFamous Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “inFamous is one of the best games i have played all year thus far. And its once again an instant classic. Your given a free roaming world to play in with living people walking about all over the city.”
Don Salva presents Demigod – Can you smell what “The Rook” is cookin’? [HD gameplay clips] | Don Salva’s Blog posted at Don Salva’s Blog.
Don Salva presents ?Dismembering for Dummies? by X-Men Origins: Wolverine [HD gameplay clips] posted at Don Salva’s Blog.
Don Salva presents The Hillbillies invade Fallout 3 ? ?Point Lookout? HD gameplay clips! posted at Don Salva’s Blog.
Josh Hanagarne presents Book Review: Arcade Fever posted at World’s Strongest Librarian, saying, “There’s nothing I love like retro video games. Arcade Fever is a fun look back at the classics. Also, a tale about my dad and my first desperate attempt at securing a NES.”
Woman Tribune presents Grow Delicious Crops and Raise Adorable Animals on Your Own Farm…On Facebook posted at Woman Tribune.
Beverly Kramer presents Tips On How to Maintain Brand New Look of Your Controllers posted at Discount Controllers.
One Family presents Kids Video Game Software and Consoles â€“ An Introduction for Frugal Families posted at One Family’s Blog.
Eric Gargiulo presents Michael Vick and Brett Favre Return to Madden Today posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Arguably the most fun Madden player in game history is coming back to his roots. Michael Vick is back in Madden 2010 today with an update. Brett Favre also returns to the game after a brief retirement. Let the crazy Madden Online Franchise Mode trades for Vick and Favre begin!”
Eric Gargiulo presents Gamers Passing On Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Early estimates indicate that initial Madden 2010 sales are disappointing. Out of the gate, Madden sales are lower than expected. Even with the new Madden Online Franchise mode, gamers seem to be taking a pass on this one. Can Brett Favre and Mike Vick bring Madden a winning record?”
Eric Gargiulo presents What?s Exclusive About Video Game Deals? posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “In all honesty, what is this big infatuation with video game exclusivity anymore? Can someone explain this to me, like seriously why does it matter if i pre-order a game here i get something different from pre-ordering it somewhere else?”
Joe Dale presents Accredited Online Game Design & Game Programming Degree Reviews posted at Online Game Degree Programs and Reviews, saying, “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, more and more accredited universities are offering Online Game Degrees, such as Game Programming and Game Design online.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Resident: Over Rated posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Capcom is once again inflicting an evil on to the masses with its latest: Resident Evil 5. Known to most as Biohazard or as RE, this game has many different aliases but this game seems to be famous for reasons other then being a new entry into the long storied franchise, but more on that later.”
Apocalypso presents Kick Him When Heâ€™s Down: Take-Two Sues 3D Realms posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.
Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: Where are the Stars now: B.J. Blazkowicz posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.
Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: The Darker Side of Duke Nukem Forever: Charlie Wiederholdâ€™s Chair Story posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.
Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 on Pace to Suck posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Activision officially announced the details for Guitar Hero 5. Activision announced several new options along with some new song titles. I think it is fair to say that unless something changes, Guitar Hero 5 is on pace to be the lamest game of the series. The game is scheduled to hit the streets on September 1.”
Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Undisputed Impressions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From the outside looking in, UFC Undisputed looks fantastic. Before we get to the new games, lets look at where the whole MMA gaming scene started…and ended coincidentally at the same time. From what i can remember, UFC did have a series of games back in the â€œAttitudeâ€ Era of the WWF/E.”
harddriverecovery presents Hard Disk Data Recovery – Unmountable Boot Volume Blue Screen posted at Hard Drive Data Recovery, saying, “See how to fix a hard drive that doesnt want to mount on the easy hard drive data recovery guide tutorial video”
twitterads presents Get Targeted Traffic To Blog With Twitter | How to Use Twitter and Get Money | Make People Follow You On Twitter posted at Glowicki ProBlogger – Blogging Tips, saying, “See easy guide how to get targetted twitter followers. Easy step by step and you can make money of twitter or just have many people following you”
UnitDaGamer presents Five Reasons There’s Never Been A Golden Age of Gaming posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..
Eric Gargiulo presents More Features Announced for Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already underway in the video gaming community for Madden 2010. EA released some new screen shots and features last week. Needless to say, Madden 2010 will have more attention to detail than any other Madden game in franchise history.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gameplay – Eagles vs. Cowboys posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of the first videos of Madden 2010 has been leaked. The game features the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The game looks fantastic and the graphics look more detailed than ever. However, the first dose of Tom Hammonds isnâ€™t too promising. It just doesnâ€™t seem right without John Madden.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Full Review – UFC Undisputed 2009 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Here it is, one of the more anticipated games of the year and most notably one of the most talked about games on the internet and in message boards all over, UFC has arrived. From the word go, UFC Undisputed packs a punch, no pun intended.”
zerwer presents E3 2009: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced! 4 New Survivors, 5 New Campaigns | Geek Global News Central – Latest Tech News Delivered posted at Geek Global News Central, saying, “Left 4 Dead 2 Announced, this game can totally own the world !”
Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Nintendo posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “As the market leader, what does the folks over at the Mushroom Kingdom have in store for the masses? Nintendo walked into E3 with lots of questions being asked and left there conference answering all of them and then some.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Online Franchise & Co-op Play in Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA continues to announce new features for the Madden franchise. EA recently announced several exciting online components the Madden video game. Madden 2010 will feature online co-op play and an online franchise mode for the first-time ever.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Iron Maiden Track Pack Now on Rock Band posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of my favorite bands of all time is coming to Rock Band. Iron Maiden will have a tack pack available beginning today for Rock Band. 12 tracks will be available as a single pack or individual song download beginning today for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.”
Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Microsoft posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “There was a strong presence for the Xbox Live Arcade this year with lots of announcements of new games as well as new features for the Xbox Live Marketplace. The introduction of Live Broadcast TV, Live.FM (which is an online radio site with millions of members), SKY (Europe only, its a TV Streaming Service), Netflix 2.0 For Xbox 360, Zune Video Marketplace, and the announcement of FULL 1080p video coming to the marketplace.”
Eric Gargiulo presents More Eagles-Cowboys Madden 2010 Gameplay posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “More Madden 2010 videos are hitting the Internet courtesy of E3. Check out yet another Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Madden 2010 clip. Watch it all and enjoy the Eagles scoring in the Wildcat formation on a stunned Dallas defense. I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.”
Alvina Lopez presents 100 Awesome Anti-Aging Brain Games (Online and Off) posted at Masters of Healthcare.
Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Sony posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The newly designed PSP which drops the UMD slot, picks up a 16GB Flash Based Hard Drive, Sliding Screen, New Memory Stick Support, and repositioned buttons. The screen did lose a half to a full inch in size but it picks up tremendous picture quality in the process.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Video Gameplay – Titans vs. Ravens AFC Wildcard Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 2010 game play videos continue to hit the Internet. Check out this HD video which features an AFC Wild Card game pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. A lead Madden designer controls the Titans against the CPU controlled Ravens.”
Jennifer Mannion presents Zula World â€“ Virtual World filled with Education and Fun for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.
Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Cheat Codes posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits officially hits the streets today. Once I have opened the game I am usually making a mad dash to the computer for the prized Guitar Hero: Smash Hits cheat codes. Let me save you the trouble.”
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Editing down my interviews with EA devs Rich Briggs and Mathieu Coté. Nice way to spend a Sunday evening!
Although 2008's Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles for DS may not have been one of the machine's most memorable titles, that hasn't deterred Ubisoft from putting together a sequel for the little handheld.
Trains explode too, all in new gameplay videoNo Wild West meets feudal Japan first-person shooting game would be complete without some deadly ninjas appearing, would it? That's obviously the thinking of those clever guys at Ubisoft, who recently revealed some brand new screenshots of their upcoming MotionPlus-demanding title Red Steel 2 showing off the devious little chaps in action.