Games

Amazon estimates dates/prices, 3DS games

It is pretty humorous that the Nintendo 3DS hasn’t received a solid release date or price, and already Amazon is coming up with release dates and prices for games. Amazon even states that the official pricing and release dates have yet to be announced, but it’s just their way of putting out a reserve for the games when they do release. With Amazon’s suspected price point of $34.9...

Classics define Nintendo’s upswing decade

A lot can change in a decade. Just ask Nintendo. In Apr. 2003, with the month’s rains at their dreariest, the company reported fiscal GameCube sales of 5.6 million units, less than half the total forecast in 2002. Six Aprils later, Nintendo closed another fiscal year with sales of 25.95 million Wii systems, nearly a five-fold increase over 2003, as the company famous for the power-up evidently d...

Plättchen developer reveals Wii vector game

I got a fever, and the only prescription is more vectors, baby. Austrian games developer Bplus today revealed first screenshots of Vektor Tank, a new retro-styled action game in development exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. According to a press release from Bplus, Vektor Tank is a hybrid of traditional game mechanics in which shooting and tactical tank warfare are gameplay focuses, an “actio...

XSEED picks up Fragile for stateside release

XSEED Games today announced plans to bring the Japanese Wii game Fragile to North America. Subtitled Farewell Ruins of the Moon, the acclaimed role-playing game released in Japan earlier this year and was widely praised as one of the most beautiful Wii games to date. Although no specific release date has been set, XSEED is aiming for a winter 2009 release. Fragile was published in Japan by Namco B...

XSEED Games developing a grudge with Wii

Publisher XSEED Games today announced Ju-On: The Grudge, a horror game for Wii based on the popular 2003 Japanese film. The game is being developed by the Japanese studio Feel Plus and will hit North America in October 2009. According to XSEED, Ju-On: The Grudge is exclusive to the Wii. In today’s official press release, the publisher states Takashi Shimizu, the creator of the original movie...

GameStop CFO expects ‘very, very strong fall’

Like rustling leaves freed by an October breeze, blockbuster games will be falling from store shelves into consumers’ hands all autumn long. Or so hopes David W. Carlson. The executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Carlson said Thursday the company expects to finish 2009 strong thanks to a Q4 release list including, among major multiplatform titles, “a couple&...

Blow out the candles with WiiWare’s top five

If someone had penned a list of my finest exploits by my first birthday, the piece would’ve covered infantile handiwork typical of one-year-olds. Times I made dookie behind the couch might be a favorite for high-ranking inclusion, for example. That’s not the case with WiiWare. Nintendo’s download service may not be toddling as confidently as similar amenities on other consoles, b...

Generation of Gaming is off the hook [Rap]

Warning: Contains a few explicit lyrics...

SouthPeak releases Roogoo box art, screens

SouthPeak Games today released screens and official box art for its upcoming Roogoo games for Nintendo platforms — Twisted Towers on Wii and Attack! on Nintendo DS. Both are due to release this year. Developed by SpiderMonk Entertainment, Roogoo first appeared last June as a $10.00 downloadable Xbox Live Arcade and Windows title. A simple puzzle game, the objective of Roogoo is to guide vari...

Big Bang Mini sequel coming to Wii in 2010

We absolutely loved Big Bang Mini at Infendo. We gave it our highest recommendation, and we’re thrilled to report a sequel is in the works. Only this time, the fireworks are coming to Wii. According to N-Sider, another Big Bang Mini game is in development for a 2010 Wii release. Like the DS original, the Wii version is being developed by Arkedo and will be published by SouthPeak Games. Arked...

The System on multiplayer gaming

Remember the good old days, when you just wanted to strangle your co-op buddy? He just happened to be sitting next to you on the couch, stealing the last power up that you needed. Does anyone miss that? Or do you all feel safe behind your microphones and WiiSpeak. [The System Comic]

List looks at 30 rare, pricey GameCube games

Want a new copy of NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for GameCube? I’ll cut you a deal. How’s $300? Video Game Price Charts compiled a list yesterday of the 30 rarest and most expensive GameCube games. According to the list, new copies of NCAA 2K3 are selling for $400. SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online Plus, an enhanced rerelease of Phantasy Star Online, is also at the top of the list, selli...