Date archives for June, 2010

June 29th, 2010

Kid Icarus: Uprising to Show Other Control Schemes How it’s Done

Sakurai proud of inventive controls

The 3DS offers a huge wealth of control options for game designers to make use of: a traditional D-Pad and face buttons as well as an analogue stick, touchscreen, motion detectors and even the camera can all be used to control titles. Masuhiro Sakurai, the man in charge of bringing Kid Icarus: Uprising to the world, thinks his title will show other developers how well inventive controls can work.


Rabbids Travel in Time Details Step Out of the DeLorean

Rabbids back in party mode

The new Rabbids title was announced at E3, and now Ubisoft has unleashed a further set of details about Raving Rabbids Travel in Time.


Jett Rocket Sequel May Already be Firing Up its Boosters

Spoilers potentially contained within

Jett Rocket has only been out in North America for a few days, but already talk of a sequel has hit the Internet, with the game's end sequence dropping some fairly large hints that a follow-up is on the way.


June 28th, 2010

Pokemon Marathon Out in the Wild on Friday

Raising money for the kids

From the weekend's Mario Marathon news – which is currently at nearly $50,000, by the way – to this news of an equally worthy charity event, this time focusing on the Pokémon series instead.


Ball Fighter Starts Bashing Europe this Friday

It's been available in North America since late 2009, but coloured ball-breaker Ball Fighter from Polish team Teyon is finally heading to DSiWare in Europe this Friday.


Reggie’s 3DS Date Confirmation May Have Been a Mistake

Contrasting comments cause confusion

You may remember this video from the weekend: the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, appeared on a popular late night talk show to play some Donkey Kong Country Returns and decided to show off a little of the 3DS as well? And when asked by the incisive interviewer "when will the console be coming out?", Mr Fils-Aime replied with "next year" and tears flowed freely around the world. Well, hope may well have returned as new rumours point this comment may have been a slip-up.


I found a fly in my drink yesterday - maybe I should have made a video about it!

Triple Trouble in this New Pokemon Black & White Trailer

Three-on-three battles could mean 50% increase in strategy

Making two captured monsters fight each other is passé: one of the new features of Pokémon Black and White is the ability to take three monsters into battle for even more tactical fighting.


It's a dark day - my old friend Mr Thomas Bowskill has been stricken from the @nintendolife staff list. Pour some out for one's homies.

Great headline from @YorkPress - "Student Pleads Guilty to Urinating in Public". Good work as always guys :)

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