The Mario Tennis series has been around for a while, and has been on nearly every major Nintendo console since its beginning in 1995. In point of fact, we reviewed the last Mario Tennis game for the 3DS over here. Tennis in the Mushroom Kingdom isn’t simply tennis, naturally, so I grabbed my tennis racket and headed for the courts to see what the new Mario Tennis is serving up. Aside from tennis balls, of course.
Legend of Zelda fans will already know, but Majora’s Mask for 3DS is a remake of a Nintendo 64 game of the same name. It’s the direct sequel to Ocarina of Time, and has always been one of the most beloved games in the series for its more adult themes and concepts. Does this remake capture the essence of the old game, while bringing something new? I take a trip through time to find out.
NES Remix 1 and 2 appeared a few months ago on the Wii U as two separate titles, pitting you against various NES games to complete assorted tasks. The games were fun, and had us doing things that we’d either done ourselves hundreds of times before, or doing stuff we’d never thought of doing (or stuff we couldn’t ever do with the original games). Now the game’s gone portable, and a collection from both Remix games are available for the 3DS. Let’s see how the 8-bit retro nostalgia holds up.
Bayonetta, the insane, leggy witch with more attitude than a high school full of sassy teens, is back. With more sass. More insanity. And more leg (probably). The first game (reviewed here) was a cornucopia of bullets and blood, and this time, Bayonetta 2 promises more of the same, just with …well…more. I grab my guns and go to hell to bring you this review.
The PC version of Diablo 3 was released all the way back in May this year, and now finally the console version has made its appearance. In the game, you once again take on the Lords of Hell in an effort to bring some measure of peace to the world. I don my adventuring gear, take up my sword, my bow, and MY AXE to see what it took to slay evil once and for all.
In his latest set of posters, Hexagonall turns his arty eye to much-loved computer and console games, distilling the essence of each title using a basic palette of colours. If you have more than a passing interest in games, you should easily recognize the elements. Hit the jump to see some of Hexagonall’s beautifully minimalist video game posters.
“Brothers to the End”. That’s the tagline of the last instalment of the Gears of War trilogy. And yet, despite that fact, there are clearly some sisters in the game as well. That’s a large, misogynistic oversight there. Still, that can be forgiven if the game is any good. Ah, who am I kidding? You already KNOW the game is good; but do you want to know just HOW good? Find out after the jump.
Popular South African band Goldfish shows love for all things retro in the music video for the single, We Come Together taken off their album, Get Busy Living.
We Come Together was created by Mike Scott with contributions by some 20+ artists from every continent in the world (except for Antarctica, because who the hell would willingly live there?) The music video features lovable characters and scenes from your favourite retro arcade games. It has Angry Birds, Darth Vader, Hello Kitty, and Keyboard Cat. It has fatalities, giblets, and katamaris. It’s got voxel art, claymation, and chiptunes. All in all, it is made of WIN.
If you’re interested, find the “making of” video after the jump.
Assassin’s Creed II recently picked up the Best Action Adventure Game accolade in Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, and a week ago, we gave you the chance of winning a copy of it on the console of your choice. You were tasked with solving our crossword puzzle and then decoding the anagram that was formed by specially marked letters on the puzzle. The answer we were looking for was LINEAGE, which not only deals with genealogy, but is conveniently the name of the 3-part story that serves as a prequel to Assassin’s Creed II.
The first PS3 entry arrived within 21 minutes of the competition being posted, with the Xbox 360 entry arriving but a minute later. For their quick work these lads get an extra two entries into our draw. We had another good turn out so a big thanks to all that entered but the most important mystery is yet to be solved – who snagged the prizes? Could you be one of the winners? Well hit the jump to find out.
NOTE: This competition has ended.
Buoyed by the popularity of our last competition, I wanted to create something equally awesome for this, our latest one. I think it’s quite cool, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Let me break it down for you. It’s the late 15th century, and you are a happy-go-lucky chap in the beautiful city of Florence. It’s pay day and you have joined the lads at the local piazza. Whilst enjoying your drink, you notice a sultry bird a couple of tables across, and you saunter over for look. The conversation starts politely, but quickly turn flirtatious, and before you know it you’re inviting her back to your place for “a cup of tea, and a lie down”.
She has an even better idea – there’s more fun to be had at her place where her equally beautiful sister wants in on the action. There is a slight complication – her house is guarded by the most fiercest dog in all Tuscany, capable of tearing a man limb from limb in mere minutes. However, the uttering the correct password renders the mutt as meek as a lamb. Before you can ask what the password is, she stuffs a parchment into your shirt pocket, and rushes off. Scanning the parchment, you realize it is a puzzle that, once decoded, could result in a night of pleasure…
Considering the title of the post, I’m sure you have worked out that the prize is not a lusty threesome, but something much sweeter. Courtesy of Ubisoft, we’re giving away two copies of the universally acclaimed Assassin’s Creed II* (one for the PS3, and one for Xbox 360) and we’ve thrown in some kit too. To snag one of the prizes, you will need to solve a puzzle of sorts. Find all the details after the jump.