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09.13.12

Today, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Wii U launch details at an event in New York City. The company's next generation console will release on November 18th, with European consumers forced to wait  till November 30th. Two different editions of the Wii U will be available; the basic set will be available for 299 dollars in the US, While the deluxe edition will be sold for 349 dollars .  

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the introduction of the new Apple iPhone 5 today with its larger 4-inch 1136 x 640 16:9 widescreen Retina Display and faster A6 processor, gamers will be in for a real treat when it comes to mobile gaming on the new phone with EA Studios' Rob Murray claiming that users will see "full console quality" 3D graphics on the iPhone 5's larger screen. Murray showed off Real Racing 3 to show off the better graphics on the iPhone 5. This will all be enhanced by new sRGB rendering which bring 40% better color saturation for rich colors and the 326ppi Retina Display.

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple today introduced the next generation of its iPhone family with the iPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5 will sport a taller 4-inch 326 ppi (pixels per inch) Retina Display screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution. The screen also features better color saturation with full sRGB rendering. The phone weighs in at 112 grams, which is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S and is 7.6mm thick, which is 18% thinner. The biggest news on the iPhone 5 announcement though is the addition of 4G LTE with a maximum throughput of 100Mbps, which will be available at Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

09.10.12

There are a number of great beat-em-ups to choose from on Xbox Live Arcade, including X-Men The Arcade Game, The Simpsons Arcade and, of course, the always favorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  But folks out there might be seeking something a little more contemporary when it comes to beating people to a pulp, and that's where QOOC Soft's Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise comes in.  The idea is still the same – beat down a bunch of thugs and be the last man standing – but it takes place inside enclosed 3D arenas, and adds some gameplay gimmicks to be a bit more diversifying.  There's more satisfaction to it than we first expected, but it isn't quite the noble warrior it could've been.

09.10.12

Have you ever wondered who would win the fight between a giraffe and a cheetah? Or between a panda and a kangaroo?  These questions have haunted human kind for centuries and have fed fierce debates through long nights. But fear not, my friends, for the answers are on their way. Fear not, for Tokyo Jungle is coming on the PSN.

09.08.12

Skyrim is a sprawling quest for anyone to undertake, packing a potential few hundreds of hours of gameplay to exhaust -- and that's not counting its previous DLC expansion, excellent as it was. It's a behemoth of a game that you approach when you've got the time and availability, because once you commit, you're in it for the long haul.

09.03.12

There is someone in the world, as I write these lines, who has been waiting for almost a decade to be able to download Gungrave: Overdose. He unjustifiably loves the game, and believes it would be even better if the game could be downloadable on its Playstation hard drive. Eight years have passed and the long awaited miracle has finally crossed over from hope to reality.

09.02.12

FreQuency and Amplitude, as far as rhythm games go, are close to perfection. While the included soundtracks weren't always slices of heaven, the track-capturing, fast-moving musical roller coaster foreshadowed the eventual success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band and a host of me-too releases whose popularity is now certainly waning.

09.02.12

Upon seeing the launch trailer to this game I was really expecting to play a mindlessly over-the-top, silly and lighthearted samurai action/adventure game in a similar style to the likes of Saints Row, but what you get with Way of the Samurai 4 by developer Acquire is something a lot more reminiscent of a teenage boy who can’t decide whether he wants to grow up or hold onto his immature ways.

09.01.12

Frenzied fighters comprise a good portion of any retro gramer's library, and for good reason: they're ridiculously fun. From Pocket Fighter to Darkstalkers, these colorful, frenetic brawlers incorporate hilariously varied and random combos, loud artwork, and fluid animations to back it all up. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is a blast from the past that follows in the footsteps of these fantastic games -- a Dreamcast/PlayStation release that followed the events of the popular manga. The cult classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to commemorate the event Capcom has released an HD version via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Nostalgia can be a powerful factor when influencing our feelings one way or another toward particular releases, but is that enough to propel this bizarre adventure into greatness?

08.31.12

I just want to say, I’m totally behind the idea of there being more adventure games. Even though Deponia on PC is an older game just now being translated into english, it’s still cool that the genre still has some life left in it.