I’ve just set up a little web app for Gran Turismo 5 players to store their tuning settings and vote on the best tuning settings for seasonal events. Head over to Gran Turismo Help and check it out!
Head over to Gizmag to read my review of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer on the Xbox 360. It’s not without its faults, but it’s the new king of console multiplayer.
I’ve just posted my DJ Hero review over at Gizmag. I went into it with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised…
I’ve just posted my review of the PSP Go over at Gizmag. If you’ve already invested in the PSP platform, I’m not sure if the Go will appeal, but it’s a likely choice for people who don’t mind paying a premium for downloadable games (and sweet hardware). Check it out.
PSP Go Review [Gizmag]
This week we got a few interesting choices. Any fan of the Square Enix series Dragon Quest has a quick distraction with Dragon Quest Wars for the DSi.
Personally, I’m the most excited with Arkanoid Plus! which continues the wonderful paddle/ball/brick classic. There’s been a lot of changes since the original and I can’t wait to try the boss battles.
For the Virtual Console, I’m wary suggesting Altered Beast because I know it’s part of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection . But if you don’t have a PS3 or an XBox360 and desperately want to play this game, it’s now available for you. I find the game to be insanely hard, but I try it out whenever I’m bored because it’s part of the collection.
More information and pricing after the jump.
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As the Summer draws near in the US, children are getting out of school. Many go to camps, while others just lay around and play a good video game. You know, attempt to finish that Metal Gear Solid, or Zelda, or start playing GTA: Chinatown Wars. There’s even the few that dust off the Wii Fit in hopes of getting a beach body (it’s too late!).
Instead of giving us anything really noteworthy, Nintendo also is going through the summer slump. We have some games that have a “summer” feel to it: a board game (better known as Othello), Sudoku, a fishing game, and a first person water-gun game. None of them sound horribly appealing for a gamer. The only standout this week is the release of Fantasy Zone II. I’m personally not a follower of the series, but it’s a Sega classic. It’s a colorful side-scrolling shooter, so it may not be for everybody.
More information after the jump.
One of the big E3 games that have gotten some more information was Metal Gear Solid. Although it’s not Metal Gear Solid 5, Peace Walker is set for the PSP. The game itself takes place in the 1970s which is ten years after MGS3. I will admit that graphically it’s not PS3 caliber, but I can imagine this game being so big that it would also make it to the PS2.
Here are some images from the E3 Trailer.
I am almost shocked that we have something that is worth talking about that isn’t a classic video game. This week we have the release of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Although it has a little bit of a cheesy name, it’s a look at what happened to four’s world after the events of the first game. Graphically, it seems like the game looks about the same, with the exception that the game looks wide screen friendly. For 800 points, it seems like a good investment. Any fan of Final Fantasy should definitely take a look at this one.
On the other side, we have a few standard games. Yet another poker game. Yawn. Puzzle Game. Yawn. Boulder Dash is one of those games that seems too both gravity and time defying when you look back at it. In real life, you wouldn’t be able to dodge boulders or wait patiently as boulders shift from above you. If you’re a fan of the classic though, kudos to you.
More information after the jump.
Here’s the list of available downloads this week. I’m actually impressed seeing that both Bubble Bobble and Adventure Island, two classic NES era games have gotten something for the WiiWare. Although I’m not totally impressed by Bubble Bobble, Adventure Island: The Beginning looks like a fun 2D side scrolling romp.
As for the Virtual Console, the Geneisis classic, Clay Fighter is now available. This one resonates from my childhood, but looking at it now, I don’t think it aged that well. It’s still a fun fighting game, but I’d suggest things like Street Fighter (especially the HD Remix that came out) miles before I’d ever suggest Clay Fighter.
I’m reserving any judgment for American Popstar for the DSi. The concept seems hokey to me, but it does use the microphone features and is something original for the DSi that isn’t a clock or calculator.
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I’ve been using a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 since December last year, and I absolutely love it - when I’m not wishing it would play HD video without dropping frames like crazy, and modern 3D games. While there’s a small number of games that work fine on netbooks, sometimes it’d be nice to have a bash of Team Fortress 2 on the couch.
Fortunately, it’s not going to be too long until I can. Although I’ll need to upgrade to the IdeaPad S12 first.