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What Defunct Franchises Should Nintendo Raise From The Ashes?

After reading Eugene’s article regarding the resurrection of past Nintendo franchises, I started thinking to myself about other defunct franchises that might never again see the light of day, but really deserve a second chance. I am not talking about old Nintendo franchises, since Eugene has already brought that topic to light, but what about old Sega, Atari, etc…? There are some great...

Rollercoaster Tycoon barreling toward 3DS

Some people, like John Ivers of Indiana, have the guts and ingenuity to build a working rollercoaster in their back yard. For most folks, however, coaster construction is limited to virtual worlds, and Nintendo fans can soon join the fun if Atari and developer n-Space deliver on their recent announcement: Rollercoaster Tycoon is coming to 3DS. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is one of my top 3 favorite gam...

Remember these? The best catch-phrases in video game history

How many of these classics and clunkers are you familiar with? It’s So Reeeeeeal! Thank you, Sammy Sosa, for one of the best lines ever: At the launch of N64, Nintendo dared us to “Change the System!” and abandon the load-time heavy Playstation. This came after a campaign urging players to stick with SNES because, “Who Needs a New System?”

Blast from the Past: N+

While in Wal-Mart the other day, I found N+ for $10. Remembering it was in IGN’s Top 25, I picked it up with excitement, removed Spirit Tracks from its well-deserved place in my card slot, and popped in this simplistic platformer.  Let me say, if any of you have not picked up this game, DO IT. In N+, the N stands for Ninja, and all you do is run and jump (see gameplay footage). There are HU...

Everything new is old: Atari 2600 Mega Man

Thought your collection of old school NES Mega Man cartridges was hardcore?  Try this on for size: Mega Man for the the Atari 2600.  Avalible for download at Atari Age’s Forums, this short but neat demo was created by David Galloway for iam8bit in 2007 and has only recently released to the public. The demo only has one level consisting of four vertically scrolling screens, and a boss ̵...

Ghostbusters only Sony exclusive in PAL territories, US multiplatform release still a go

Ghostheads in US territories can breath a collective sigh of release thanks to Atari CEO Jim Wilson, who contacted GamesIndustry this morning to assure them that Sony only bought the rights to the upcoming Ghostbusters game in PAL territories. “The Sony Computer Entertainment partnership is exclusive to Europe, Atari is going to be publishing on all platforms in the US on June 16,” cla...

Sony Just Crossed the Streams, and Fans. Ghostsbusters Delayed

What will probably be known as the most dickish move of 2009, Sony just picked up the rights from Atari to publish the Ghostbusters game. What this means is that the game will now be an exclusive for the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Playstation Portable. There has been no word on what will happen to the Wii and Xbox360 versions. Update: Ghosbusters Sony exclusive only in PAL territories, Mult...

NYCC: Ghostbusters Impression and Hands On

This weekend I was lucky enough to attend and cover the fourth annual New York Comic Con, which was located at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. During the Con I met with a lot of wonderful developers who talked with passion and excitement about their games. There I met James of Red Fly Studio; Red Fly Studio being responsible for the upcoming Ghostbuster game on the Wii. James and I talke...

Get with the holiday spirit 8-bit style!

If you are familiar with the 8-bit music scene then you probably have already heard this album and already know what it’s about. For those of you who don’t know much about the scene, it is basically comprised of people who feel that old school console game music is superior to everything out their is now. They continue to produce their own bleeps and bloops on the actual system hardwar...

Trailer: Ghostbusters the Video Game

Update: How does it make you feel that the Wii version is not going to be like this nice looking high resolution. Instead the Wii version is going to be a low-resolution PS2 port that focuses more on multiplayer? Excited? I sure know you guys are.

Aykroyd: Atari to publish Ghostbusters in 2009

Given the secretive nature of major game announcements, you can bet someone at Atari is shouting: “What did you do, Ray?!” Speaking to Dallas radio station 105.3 KLLI, Dan Aykroyd revealed Tuesday the Ghostbusters video game has been picked up by Atari. According to Kotaku, Aykroyd said the game is about “a year away” from being released. Though the high-profile game was or...

Video Games Live: The Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

Video Games Live is supposedly a concert of epic proportions bringing together video game music and symphony orchestras. This concert was started by Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, who are both composers in the world of game design. Since this show was stopping in New York City at the Beacon Theater, I just had to go out and see this, seeing as everyone is talking about it. This seemed to be the pe...