Archive for January, 2007

Ten years without a new genre

Thursday, January 4th, 2007 by stefan

A decade is a long time.

A few days ago in the comments to “Houston, Wii have a success story”, I made a rather old-fogey remark about re-hashes of games that I’d essentially been playing since 1992 or thereabouts. This got me thinking…when I complain about developers making the same game over and over, …

N’Gai Croal to Phil Harrison: What’s Up With Rare?

Thursday, January 4th, 2007 by matt

Following yesterday’s big news story about Rare’s departing co-founding brothers, Chris and Tim Stamper, N’Gai Croal of Newsweek interviewed Sony’s Phil Harrison and asked him what he thought of Rare’s recent decline in fame.

Can someone explain to me why he asked Sony this question? Did he willingly pick …

The Madden Cycle

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 by christian

Guess what the best selling game of 2006 was (or probably was)? Why am I even giving you guys a guess; its Madden 07 of course!

Like a lot of gamers, I guess you could say that Madden is wearing a little thin on me. I understand why it sells so well; …

Review – Resident Evil Remake

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 by christian

The Resident Evil Remake taught me a few important lessons, some about the series itself, and some about gaming in general. Let’s not waste any time and get right down to it.

First off, Resident Evil doesn’t actually suck. People love making fun of the pre-RE4 formula for Resident Evil games. They’ll complain about the cheesy …

Wii Virtual Console: Nostalgia Driven?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 by matt

With many obscure and unknown titles being released for Nintendo’s Virtual Console, many pundits are saying the service is merely driven by nostalgia; older gamers trying to relive their pasts by purchasing any game they grew up with, even if those games are horrible in nature. Many also think games from back then are too …

2007 Predictions With Some Sugar on Top

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 by matt

2006 has come and gone, and it was one hell of a year. Nintendo raked in the dough like never before with the Wii and DS, Sony released the PS3 to somewhat lukewarm reviews, and the 360 started to come into its own with some stellar software. So what about 2007? What major stories are …

Review – Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 by matt

After their small splash in the DS world with last year’s Under the Knife, Atlus has rolled out the operating table once again with Wii’s Trauma Center: Second Opinion. Atlus showed us a great way to use the touch-screened handheld with Under the Knife, but have they done the same for the Wii and its …

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, January 1st, 2007 by golden jew

From the gang at videolamer.

Here’s hoping 2007 bring you awesome video games, the money to buy them with, and the significant other to give you head while you play them (works for boys and girls!).