New Super Mario Bros. U - Mario on launch day
Looking Forward this month has a theme. In anticipation of the release of Nintendo's eighth generation console, Wii U, I will be covering three different Wii U games in the coming weeks - and all of them are launch games. First, we have New Super Mario Bros. U, which is the premiere title for the system when it releases on November 18th.
In case you haven't been keeping up with all the latest news on New Super Mario Bros. U that has been revealed by Nintendo since E3 2011 when it was revealed as New Super Mario Bros. [...More
Looking Forward - New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, and ZombiU!
This month's edition of Looking Forward isn't really looking very far ahead. The three games highlighted this month are Wii U exclusive titles that are right around the corner, all scheduled to release on November 18th! New Super Mario Bros. U is looking to bring Mario to Nintendo's Wii U on day one, ZombiU will add a dose of horror to Nintendo's eighth generation console, and Nintendo Land looks to replicate the success of Wii Sports!
New Super Mario Bros. U
Will New Super Mario Bros. U be a revolution for the "New" subseries, or will the game spell franchise fatigue for [...More
New Super Mario Bros. 2 [ Review ]
Mario has been Nintendo’s mascot and trusty cash cow since virtually his introduction. With games and merchandise in the dozens, Nintendo has been milking the Mario franchise for all its worth, and with fan reactions being as it was – and in fact gaining new fans with each release – this approach does not show any signs of slowing down.
Mario and its beloved cast of characters have also been around the block in its several decades of existence, whether it be in racing, playing tennis, or fooling around with each other in a variety of quirky party games. [...More
E3 2012 Report Card: Nintendo (New Super Mario Bros. and Mass Effect!)
Pikmin are all around us
Who is the most important person at Nintendo? Shigeru Miyamoto. Not only is he the mind behind gaming's greatest franchises such as Super Mario and Zelda, but Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the key people responsible saving the industry from the video game crash of 1983. Miyamoto is a bonafide video gaming legend. Starting their show with him was probably the best way to go about it. It got the crowd excited, it got me excited (...), and it got all the Nintendo fans frothing out the mouth, for sure.
The video in question showed Mr. [...More
Super Mario 3D Land Walkthrough [ Guide ]
The classic Mario games of old have one ultimate objective, and that is grabbing the flagpole at the finish line before running out of time. Super Mario 3D Land is no different. In fact, Shigeru Miyamoto, the game’s designer, stated that this 3D version plays more like its 2D predecessor. In this guide, you will learn the ropes on how to enjoy this latest Super Mario offering with the tricks, trips, and hints we provide.
Table of Contents
World 1 - level 1
World 1 - level 2
World 1 - level 3
World 1 - level 4
World 1 - Castle
World 2 [...More
Super Mario 3D Land [ Review ]
This year, the Mario series entered into a phase of its evolution wherein its 2D and 3D worlds were bolted into one gigantic adventure with Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS. Players now have the chance to transfer from pseudo-3D level interactions to 2D side-scrolling. Although it might not introduce its fanatics to a truly authentic 2D/3D combination, Super Mario 3D Land is a fresh and gripping experience that arrives in fine form.
More players are still at a loss if the marriage is possible, but Nintendo has made it clear and have shown that this clever concept is possible. [...More
Mario Super Sluggers: The Basics [ Guide ]
In Mario Super Sluggers, you can utilize four basic pitches. It is essential for a player to have more than one type of pitch to be unpredictable against the opponent. It starts with the Normal Pitch wherein the ball is thrown quickly without charging. In the Charge Pitch, you have to first pull back before throwing the ball when the two circles overlap. The third option is the Star Pitch, which is done by holding A+B as you are pitching, while the Changeup can be performed by holding A whilst pitching.
You must learn to employ deception by conditioning your opponent [...More
Motor World: Car Factory Walkthrough [ Guide ]
If you love to try your hand at managing people in an industrial environment, then you will love this strategy game from Oh Bibi Socialtainment and Mobage, Inc. Motor World: Car Factory allows you to manage workers so that they are able to produce vehicles that you can then sell. Proper management of human and material assets is important in order to make your business successful, as well as earn tons of money that you can use to further your organization and staff.
Motor World: Car Factory requires players to build cars and sell them for a profit. [...More
World at Arms Walkthrough [ Guide ]
World at Arms by Gameloft allows players to take on the role of a general tasked with rebuilding a country torn by war. Using your wits and the vast resources that you can acquire, you must develop your troops and weaponry while you get your power back by defeating hostile countries left and right. This game requires players to strategize and make the most out of their armies in order to become the most powerful nation in the world once more.
World at Arms is a building game that allows you to create different structures. It also allows you to control [...More
WRC FIA World Rally Championships 3 [ Review ]
The world of rallying is perhaps one of the more intriguing types of motorsport on the planet as competitors are required to be familiar with a myriad of driving surfaces and conditions, as well as almost always being faced with the daunting task of driving through relatively unknown terrain, which is why the driver is never without the navigator. There have been rally racing games in the past, including those that bear the name of the late great Colin McRae. The latest WRC title continues the tradition of realistic rally racing in video game format.
Driving is perhaps something intuitive to [...More
Paper Mario: Sticker Star [ Preview ]
Fans of the RPG Paper Mario series would probably say that there’s nothing that hasn’t been seen before with this new installment, titled Sticker Star. After three games in the franchise, what more is there to feature? However, playing the game lets players see that much more could be expected from this adventure featuring the Nintendo icon.
For one, battles have been revamped in such a way that attacks and other commands come in the form of, as the title implies, stickers. These stickers can be compiled just like you would in the olden days, and you can consume them as [...More
The Secret World [ Review ]
Everybody loves a game with a good back story. Unfortunately, most games, specifically RPGs and MMOs, focus more on graphics and combat rather than a plot that can enthrall gamers along with the experience. Thus, Funcom’s The Secret World can be considered as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise saturated world of elves, wizards, and the lore of fantasy and mysticism.
Imagine a world where every significant event in history, every historical society, as well as everything that we have perceived to be imagined, are connected, and that there are goings on under the modern world that regular people [...More
Super Smash Bros. 4 Wishlist
Super Smash Bros. started on the Nintendo 64 and was an instant hit. It was a brilliant move to take some of the most famous and popular Nintendo characters and throw them into a fighting game together. Smash Bros. became a system seller, and would prove this fact when millions of gamers went out and bought a GameCube for the sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and for the third game in the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii.
We get a new Smash Bros. game every generation, with only one game released for each system. [...More
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Walkthrough [ GUIDE ]
Fight the Clown prince of Crime and Lex Luthor with our walkthrough on
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. All unlockable characters and collectible
objects are included here...
Cheats and Gold Brick Locations-
Table of Contents
Harbouring a Criminal
Stop The Joker
To the Batcave
Arkam Asylum Antics
To Ace Chemicals
Mr.Luthor is Expecting You
Research and Development
Down to Earth
City Hall Rally
The Next President
A Desperate Plan
Wayne Tower Showdown
Start taking out every thug around you here and also destroy the furniture and
decorations to collect as many coins as possible. After you take care of every
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes [ Preview ]
I've had a love/hate relationship with the LEGO games. I found the original LEGO Star Wars a blast, the second one a disappointment, and I thought the Indiana Jones games were just okay. Harry Potter's attempt at a LEGO game bored the hell out of me, and so, it's really been all over the place. Nevertheless, I've played the demo for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on the Nintendo 3DS, and I just have to say that I came away impressed and excited to get my hands on this game in the coming weeks.
The demo begins by throwing you [...More
E3 2012: Nintendo 3DS (Mario and Pokemon!)
Following a humorous introduction by Reggie Fils-Aime, Scott Moffit took the stage. This gentleman showed up at the Nintendo press conference on Tuesday, being the main presenter for the 3DS. It was there that this extra conference was announced, which has time set out to focus entirely on Nintendo's eighth generation handheld system, the 3DS.
The first revealed was a third-party offering that fans of the original DS should be absolutely excited for. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate was shown off a lot more extensively during this conference, and my god, it looks absolutely phenomenal. [...More
World of Goo Android [ Review ]
Back in the day there was World of Goo, and it was for the PC, today the technology brought it to us, to our smartphones and tablets, to our gooie pleasure. Boy did that sounded wrong. Want to see how much you're going to miss in the portable version? Jump in!
World of goo has a really clear objective, stacking pellets of goo to achieve a certain goal. You put 2 of these things together and they'll create a bond sticking to one another. Sounds pretty simple right? Well it isn't, the game physics engine is really well developed and this [...More
Mario Tennis Open [ Review ]
Nintendo’s Mario is without doubt the most iconic and popular video game character of all time. His character has spawned various spin-offs in different kinds of media, and people of all ages worldwide have come to know and love this overweight Italian mustachioed plumber. Now, Mario and his friends are back, this time in another sports game, with Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS.
Mario Tennis Open is the first Mario Tennis title to be released in seven years, and it is also the first Mario Tennis title to be released for the 3DS, as Nintendo opted not to release [...More
Mario Party 9 [ Review ]
Mario Party 9 is the latest installment in the Mario Party series of games exclusive to the Nintendo Wii. It is the first game in the series to be developed by Nd Cube Co., Ltd., taking over from Hudson Soft, the original developers of the previous games of the series.
Mario Party 9 is designed to be a party game, where up to four human players can join. The recurring theme in the series is that it allows for players to participate in a number of mini-games using both motion controls and standard controller movements, while collecting mini-stars, which would ultimately [...More
Mario Kart 7 (3DS) [ Review ]
The release of a new Nintendo platform means a lot of things, including a new Mario Kart game to enjoy it. This is always a good thing as the Mario Kart series has proven itself to be one of the best in any Nintendo platform before the 3DS. This game franchise is the combination of good clean fun with absolute chaos that gets the adrenaline pumping and pulse rate rising. With Mario Kart 7, Nintendo has proven that while what's not broken doesn't need fixing, it still could use some more adjustments to make it even better.
By this time, it's [...More
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games [ Review ]
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing was officially represented in videogame form in very surprising fashion, with two gaming icons starring in Mario & Sonic at the Beijing Olympics. Now, Mario and Sonic are back to represent the Olympics, with the event this time taking place in London, England.
Titled Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the game is poised to offer better activities than its predecessor. If M&S in Beijing was dominated by athletics, Mario & Sonic in London focuses on team sports, which are evidently popular in Europe, like football and volleyball. [...More
Super Cyclone (iOS) [ Review ]
Whenever another twin stick shooter comes to the App Store, customers might either sigh in exasperation or just feel a bit excited since twin stick shooters are always exciting in gameplay. This game called Super Cyclone is another addition to the genre, and it does have a few things that make it a bit unique. You don't just fly around in empty space and shoot at whatever that moves; you storm your enemies in a good sense.
The aim of the game is to defend the stargate from waves of enemy ships until the level is finished. You'll find nests where [...More
The Life of Steve Jobs - The Hippie Who Changed Our World Forever
While we have no one to attribute it to specifically, the wheel was the one invention that began it all. Almost everything invented since then has included some form of a wheel. It was among the first invention that changed human life forever. Other life changing inventions include such things as electricity, the automobile, airplane, the printing press and air conditioning. All have forever changed the way we experience our world. Add to that list the personal computer, cell phone, iPod and all the other “i” products that have left a permanent mark on our lives by an extraordinary man [...More
Another World - 20th Anniversary (iOS) [ Review ]
Perhaps not a lot of people have owned an Amiga during the 90's, but those who did may have had the good fortune of playing Another World, which is now seen as a classic game nowadays. When it was released in 1991 as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan, it was able to sell a million copies due to various reasons. The cinematic effects and cutscenes were beyond what was thought to be possible during that time.
This 20th anniversary edition has been released for the iOS, catering to both fans who are looking for [...More
Captain America: Super Soldier [ Review ]
I'll be honest; I've been on kind of a comic book kick lately. With multi-million dollar blockbusters based on superhero franchises released every summer, breaking records at the box office in the process, it seems that I'm not alone in that regard. Films like X-Men and Spider-Man popularized the sudden resurgence of comic books being very prevalent and relevant in today's pop culture, and films like Iron Man and The Dark Knight have only solidified the legacy of America's favorite heroes on the silver screen. And with every superhero film, there needs to be a companion game, so says Sega.
Captain America: Super Soldier FAQ/Walkthrough [ Guide ]
Captain America: Super Soldier
Written by Dalton "horror_spooky" Cooper
Copyright 2011 Dalton Cooper
Marvel is the master of the superhero movie. The genre was considered long-dead
after a multitude of flops in the 90s, but with the highly successful films
like X-Men and Spider-Man, Marvel managed to make superheroes relevant again in
today's film industry. They are currently planning a massive Avengers film, and
as a result, they have started building the team by giving them their own
films so the audience can become acquainted with the characters. Iron Man,
Thor, and The Incredible Hulk have all made it to the big screen. Captain
America is the latest Marvel hero [...More
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega New Climax [ Review ]
About two years ago in Japan, you would be looked at with surprise if you were playing Half-Minute Hero instead of Monster Hunter. The former is an unusual RPG game on PSP that has, what at first looks like, a primitive 8-bit art style; the latter is a hugely popular gaming franchise in Japan. Yet the quirky and original concept of Half-Minute Hero was a big hit in Japan, and the game has since gained a cult following outside the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Now, Half-Minute Hero is back and in high definition on the Xbox 360. [...More
World of Battles: Morningstar Knights Necropolis Avengers [ Trailers ]
World of Battles: Morningstar Knights Necropolis Avengers is a newly released game developed by Frogwares and published by Focus Home Interactive. This is a free, massively multiplayer strategy game. The game takes place in a fierce mythical land where humans struggle against awesome beasts and monsters. Chaos rules the world and humans must figure out just where they fit in the pecking order.
You will need to build you army from over 80 unique types of units, form alliances to secure your lands and battle these creatures into submission. World of Battles: Morningstar Knights Necropolis Avengers has both single and multiplayer [...More
Captain America: Super Soldier Trailer and [ Screenshots ]
Captain America: Super Soldier is a third person action/adventure game published by Sega for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Set in the dark days of WWII you become Captain America and there is trouble brewing. You are pitted against fearsome foes within HYDRA's massive castle. The Red Skulls army is bent on world domination and it's your job to stop them! Wield your iconic shield against the likes of the Iron Cross in fluid combat with finely tuned combo attacks. Solve the mysteries of the castle and scale the walls with super acrobatic prowess. [...More
Virtua Tennis 4 - Super Shot Tips [ Guide ]
Playing to your character's strength is the best technique to fill up the Super Shot meter in Virtua Tennis 4. For instance, if you are Andy Murray, the backhand would be your best shot. File up as many backhand shots as you can to fill up the meter in the soonest possible time. Remember that all players in the game have their own inherent strength. Look for ways on how to play as them by exploring and experimenting on your moves. However, do not depend on their strength all the time. Your opponent will easily notice what you are doing. [...More