Archive for April, 2009

Pokémon- Literally cannot catch them all

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

An open letter to Nintendo:

Dear Nintendo (umm Pokémon division?)

My friend and I are Pokémon fans, Pokéfans if you will. Adult Pokémon fans. Is there a sadder thing? Probably. People who are into team sports. All those people who invested their money in property instead of your series of children’s videogames (at least I still …

Best Game Ever – Shadowrun

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by golden jew

One of the hardest challenges of making an RPG is finding a way to integrate plot, setting and gameplay into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Some games, like the Final Fantasy franchise, are surprisingly good at all three. Others unapologetically settle for one or two–Fire Emblem being an example …

The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by christian

By the end of 2008, the situation concerning Western localizations of SNK games was at its grimmest. No one could tell what was happening with the US Branch. Did they actually have any power? If they did, why did they choose not to use it? Why were their games being released over …

Squeidos-X

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by richie

So Eidos and Square Enix are now in cahoots. Considering both these guys are huge players in the industry, this merger is considerably underwhelming. It was actually made even more underwhelming when it was announced that Squeenix were not going to change the way was Eidos was working (at least in the first year). …

Lamecast #5 – Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce, and their wrath, for it is cruel

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 by the gang

This edition of the lamecast is all about online, which we assume you have in some capacity. MMOs and online stores bring insight, fierce debate, and lost wages (pay close attention for the secret Commodore 64 section) .

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Breaking News – Swine Flu Hits Video Games

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

Today a number of video games started to quarantine characters in fear of the spread of Swine Flu. Here is the latest news our surviving reporters could get:

Sea islands off the coast of the Kingdom of Hyrule have been hit with devastating losses so far. One eye witness account …

Marvel vs Capcom 2 comes to XBLA

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 by richie

Oh my holy mother of all that is pure and good!!

Marvel vs Capcom 2 on XBLA!!

For those of you who don’t know what Marvel vs. Capcom is, it is a 2D fighter where characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes* can battle one another. The Marvel characters range from the heroes such as …

Review – Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by chris

Ahh, the Virtual Console. A wonderful vault of games long forgotten, chock full of titles from a simpler time. We didn’t have to manage inventory, talk to the right townspeople to progress, perform stupid fetch quests or deal with purposefully vague objectives. Back in those days, men were real men, women were …

Review – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by aaron

As much as I like the Grand Theft Auto series, I’ve always been more of an “owner” than a “fan.” I own the three PS2 installments and played only Vice City to any extensive degree. In GTA 3, I used the cheat code to spawn tanks over and over again outside of my hideout, blew …

Rock Band Jumps the Lego Shark

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by alexis

It’s official. Lego themed games are slowly killing the entire Lego Systems franchise.

Lego Rock Band can be expected this “Holiday 2009” on the Wii, XBox 360, PS3, and supposedly the Nintendo DS (although I cannot say for sure if that includes the Nintendo DSi, which lacks the GBA slot presumably needed for a strumming …