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Infendo Public Service Announcement – Daylight Saving Time ends today

If your location observes Daylight Saving Time, don’t forget to set the clock back one hour on your Wii, DS, and 3DS today! Unlike many modern electronics, these game systems don’t set themselves. Now that you’re well rested after an extra hour of sleep, you’ll be able to solve more puzzles using less hint coins in Professor Layton and the Last Specter!!

Professor Layton and the Last Specter review: The weakest game in the series is still a blast to play

This puzzle adventure had some pretty big shoes to fill, yet I’d hoped Professor Layton and the Last Specter would somehow top the excellence of last year’s Layton game, Unwound Future. That didn’t happen. What I experienced was 15 hours of great puzzles (with more content available for extended play), charming atmosphere and top-notch production values. The only thing missing was a truly co...

My original DS is ready for another round

Thirteen months ago, I posted an article praising my old fat blue DS and its incredible durability; I never felt a need to buy another portable until 3DS arrived. I was certain, at the time, that the then-new Professor Layton and the Unwound Future would be the last game I played on Ol’ Blue before I put the venerable, aging handheld out to pasture. Over a year later, Ol’ Fat Blue still works ...

Aliens Infestation keeps getting better

I still haven’t been able to pick this up, so I’m planning on making it a holiday purchase. Aliens: Infestation is one of the few games that makes player death mean something. There are a finite amount of marines in the game, and once one dies, he or she is gone forever. You can reload the game at a previous save point, but those are few and far between, especially in the earlier secti...

Based on research: Nintendo indie game fans are kind of screwed

I think this research done by Ron Carmel, co-creator of World of Goo, shows that Wii/DS/3DS/Wii-U owners are kind of screwed when it comes to future indie developer games on Nintendo platforms, especially if you look at this graph. Sure, his post is about developers migrating away from XBLA, but it goes on to show data that getting your game to market with Nintendo is extremely difficult (but st...

The 10 most gameplay enabling Nintendo systems

Nintendo has a rich history of innovative and gameplay contributing hardware. You know: new hardware twists that improve the way we interactive with games. Having played all of the company’s systems since 1986, here’s how I’d rank ’em in terms of most gameplay enabling to least gameplay enabling: Nintendo DS. Whose to blame for the ongoing touch gaming revolution? This litt...

Yet another new DS game that should have your attention

I just love Xseed Games. They seem to always bring the most obscure, great looking games to North American shores. Next month, they will be dropping a new RPG for the DS, and it certainly has gotten my attention. Solatorobo: Red The Hunter has been out for quite a while in Japan and launched this July in Europe, but North American gamers have been left out of the fiesta, until now! Solatorobo laun...

What are you playing this weekend?

In between college football and Yankees vs. Red Sox, I’ll be playing Kirby Mass Attack and a few iPad freebies. What about you?

This Aliens: Infestation gameplay trailer brings on the alien massacre

When it comes to new DS games, there is none I want to play more than Wayforward’s excellent looking Aliens: Infestaion. October 11th can’t seem to come soon enough. Don’t worry DSi XL, I will have a new game for you to play yet. Who is planning on picking this one up next month?

Kirby Mass Attack: “The closest thing to a Canvas Curse sequel we’ll ever see”

Kirby Mass Attack (out today) is getting really good reviews. Here’s one in particular: There will inevitably be Kirby purists who will baulk at the rather unorthodox gameplay concept behind Kirby Mass Attack, but if they do they’ll be missing out on one of Kirby’s most unique adventures to date. While there are a few extremely minor control issues that pop up from time to time, ...

What upcoming Nintendo game are you most excited to play this year?

Although I wish it had fewer cutscenes, I’ll go with Zelda: Skyward Sword out Nov. 20 on Wii. What about you? If you could only pick one game spanning all three current Nintendo systems, what game are you most excited to play by year’s end?

Nintentunes: Labor day edition

Gameboy – Sword of Hope 2 Sword of Hope was known along with Final Fantasy Legend as one of the first RPGs to appear on the Game Boy. Kemco later released a sequel to the title, and although I don’t remember much of story other than the need to find some dude named Zakdos, but I do rembember the awesome soundtrack. Throughout the entire adventure the music is catchy and rhythmic, and for a...