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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Duke Nukem Forever Walkthrough [ Guide ]
Duke Nukem Forever is one of the most notorious video games of all time. The game was announced WAY back in 1997, back before there was even such a thing as an Xbox or a PlayStation 2. The game then entered development hell. It was constantly delayed and changed to meet the standards of emerging technology. Duke Nukem Forever was then finally cancelled for good...until Gearbox Software (the folks behind the critically-acclaimed Borderlands) revived the project. With the ideals of the original Duke Nukem Forever developers in mind, Gearbox has finally finished the game, and it has released to the [...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
Duke Nukem Forever: Air-Duke Trophy/Achievement [ Guide ]
Your mission here is to defeat your opponent in a game called air hockey inside the strip club with a perfect score of 0-7. Sounds pretty scary isn't it? Well, you don't have to worry for this guide will provide you on some very helpful tips for you to conquer this specific game.
Below are some tips on how to win and obtain this trophy:
1. First and foremost, you must be calm. Take all of your fear away because if you're nervous, there would be a high possibility that you can make a mistake.
If you're all set, then go and enter [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Trophy/Achievement [ Guide ]
Now unlike other tasks wherein you think those tasks are difficult, this however will make you think oppositely. In order to achieve this trophy, you must earn 1,000,000 points. Sounds pretty impossible right? But no, this is not about mastery or skill, neither luck or patience, rather knowing the right tactics.
Here are some helpful tips for you to accomplish this task:
1. There are several Pinball games on different locations in Duke Nukem Forever, but the first is this one. Chapter: 'The Duke Cave'
In order to earn a lot of points, you must get at least a x2 multiplier upon starting. [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: Sticky Bomb Like You! Trophy/Achievement [ Guide ]
For you to achieve this trophy, you must throw a trip mine directly at an opponent.
Here are tips on how to obtain it:
1. You will see a switch, turn it on.
2. An infinite supply of explosives are available for you inside the room.
3. Target all enemies outside.
4. Enemies will then drop from the roof.
5. When this happens, you will now have a chance to throw a trip mine directly to the enemy.
6. Sticky Bomb Like You! [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: Party Animal Trophy/Achievement [ Guide ]
The objective in this mission is to find and drink all nine beers scattered in the strip club in the Chapter: Duke Nukem's Titty City. Those beer cans are at several locations inside the club.
Follow this guide and save more time in accomplishing this task:
1. The first beer can is located on top of an empty box. Drink it an then search for the next one.
2. The second is at the comfort room which is the right room upon entering the strip club.
3. You're getting a bit dizzy now, but anyway drink two more beer in cans located inside the [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: Pescaphobe Achievement [ Guide ]
In order to acquire the Pescaphobe Trophy, you must kill all 15 catfish. Now, this is not an easy task. You'll need precision and complete determination to do so. You might die at first, maybe a couple of times but if you have patience, you can achieve this.
1. Kill the first catfish
Then swim your way up.
Note: You must move fast for you'll need to refill your oxygen.
2. You will see an open hole where bubbles (oxygen) are leaking through a pipe.
The Blue Color in the bar indicates that you have enough oxygen to move on. Whenever this turns red, locate [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: How to Unlock Secret Closet [ Guide ]
Some of you might have concerns with regards to unlocking the secret closet in Duke Nukem Forever. In order to obtain the Companion Barrel Achievement, you must find and unlock this room.
Step by step, here's how you get it done:
1. After killing a mob of enemies at the end, you will encounter a forklift at the Chapter: The ForkStop (Part 2)
2. Drive the forklift to the right side heading to the railing on the walkway.
3. For you to access the walkway, you must carefully jump over the forklift.
4. There you will see a barrel. You must take that barrel with [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: Hoover Dam Battlelord [ Guide ]
If you think the other bosses you've faced were tough, then you must check this boss out. The Hoover Dam Battlelord Boss is probably the hardest to kill. You must defeat him in order to unlock the "A Good Dam Fight" Achievement. He has a high defense and blasts you with high damaging lasers and missiles. Flying robots also guard him, eliminating whoever they see on their path.
Below are steps on how to defeat this raging beast:
1. First thing to do is to locate the boss
Then aim for the head
2. Remote bombs do more damage. So, it is recommended to [...More
Duke Nukem Forever Cheats
Here's some cheats we've gathered for Duke Nukem Forever. If you have any cheats we don't, you can Submit Cheats here. So if your looking for big heads or unlimited ammo Yeah, this should help.
When you successfully finish Duke Nukem Forever under a required difficulty you can open the bonus options in the Extras menu, these options are available for use in single player mode. Activating any of the following cheats will prevent earning Ego points and completing any achievements/trophies.
Take no damage from bullets or explosions
Complete the game on NORMAL [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: The 3 Helmets [ Guide ]
In order to unlock the Bucket Head achievement, you must first find all three helmets in Duke Nukem Forever.
Here are guides on how to find them:
1. The first helmet is the Halo: Master Chief's Mjolnir battle armor helmet.
You must load the Las Vegas Level.
Once finished loading, you would automatically find the first helmet at the beginning of that level.
(The helmet is located at the left side of the EDF-Soldat)
2. The second helmet is the Dead Space: Isaac Clarke's engineering suit helmet.
First load the Hive.
Then go forward to the scene.
Once you enter, take a left turn and there you will find [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: How to Boost up Your Computer's Performance [ Guide ]
Low performance on some personal computers is one of the most common problems that gamers are facing. This may be caused by a lot of stored files which tends to make the processing of the computer a bit slower. This problem is the worst nightmare for gamers. Imagine you computer hanging-up while you take on a boss? And even worse if you got defeated because of the frequent hanging-up of your computer. It would really destroy your mood and eventually make you quit.
The games nowadays are really entertaining if compared to those older games/versions but the disadvantage however is that, [...More
Duke Nukem Forever: How to Beat the Mothership [ Guide ]
The normal mode in Duke Nukem Forever differs a lot with the insane mode. It's not just a piece of cake as any avid gamer would think. Beating the Mothership requires great skills. You have to aim well and follow certain patterns. Here are some tips on how to beat this insane ship:
1. You should focus on taking down the main turret.
2. There are ships that fly towards you with lasers. You must familiarize yourself with their pattern.
HINT: Most likely, the middle ship is the one you should destroy.
3. Continue the two tips above alternately. When there's a ship flying [...More
Super Mario 3D E3 2011
Super Mario 3D is a game developed and published by Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS and is scheduled for release later this year for the holiday season. The game combines the gameplay of the Mario titles in 3D action which includes moves like butt stomp and running jump. Super Mario 3D is a single player mode.
Watch trailer for Super [...More
Duke Nukem Forever [ Preview ]
Back in 1996, a new protector of earth from alien invasion was introduced by 3D Realms. Duke Nukem 3D was a hit with the macho character of Duke Nukem single-handedly saving the planet. Reviewers back then praised the first-person shooter game for the humor within it, especially the interactivity of the scenes. This year, I felt some butterflies in my stomach before playing the recently released demo of the game! After 15 years, I could not believe that I was actually seeing the macho man in the stylized Duke Nukem Forever.
The heavily built arsenal gun and of course, the [...More
Duke Nukem Forever Weapons [ Guide ]
Finally the Duke is back and we all will Hail to the King. In this installment of the long lost franchise Duke will be using a variety of weapons to counter the alien forces that are trying to take his women. Big Mistake, Duke will even resort to using his bare hands when he must.
In Duke Nukem Forever some of the weapons are modern although thy are slightly futuristic, then there will also be Alien Weaponry he will be utilizing.
Duke's Mighty Foot
Yes when the going gets tough Duke can resort to his old size 13 to open a can of, [...More
Duke Nukem Forever - Victim Autopsy [ Trailer ]
Well the doctors are doing an autopsy on an alien. They found a lot external traumas to the body. Crushed bones, numerous bullet entry wounds, ripping of muscles, shattering of cervical spine, and a whole lot of serious damage. The organic material that they found on the throat convinced them that this is another one of Duke's victims.
Duke Nukem Forever is scheduled to be released on June 14 in North America and June 10 in other countries.
If you are still not satisfied with this [...More