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Miss the GameCube? Then you gotta listen to this week’s episode of Infendo Radio

Join Derek and I as we dissect a changing gaming landscape, asks listeners what they do with finished games, get even more down on 3DS than we already were, and tackle our biggest mailbag in the show’s history. Oh, we also state several reasons why the GameCube was waaaaay better than N64. Enjoy the show! Radio Feed iTunes Feed Download links below Have something to say? Email tips@infendo.c...

Activision cancels Guitar Hero franchise

The day the music died?

The exact, precise moment the music game fad burst

Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the instant in time when something’s suddenly not as cool as it was a moment before. Other times it’s easy. Remember this ad from two years ago? For music games as the Current Big Thing, this was the killer meteor entering the atmosphere. I’m one of the faithful who still believes in music games; I can’t wait for RB3 this Tuesday. But I...

Fierce competitors take opposite paths

After struggling through a period of shrinking audiences and product glut, the two major music game franchises have chosen very different roads. 2010 will be remembered as the year Rock Band got real and Guitar Hero went Looney Tunes. And that’s a good thing for both: They need to be as different from each another as possible for both to survive.

Wii meets British comedy in The IT Crowd

Netflix is the best Non-Nintendo software to hit Wii. British comedy is the best thing to hit Netflix. When Wii, Netflix and British Comedy combine, you get The IT Crowd. Roy plays Wii. Just another day in the I.T. department. WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE.

Rock Band 3 looks lame; is proof rhythm games missed the point

In 2007, a handful of ex-Guitar Hero developers announced a “radical new idea” in video games. I know because I was in the room at E3 when they announced it. They, Harmonix, were going to launch “an interactive music platform” called Rock Band, after which additional songs and game updates would be download later—as opposed to yearly stand alone releases. Everyone in the ...

New Game Get checks in with Wario

Fairly quiet week as far as physical releases are concerned, but WiiWare, Virtual Console, and DSiWare sure are hopping.  WarioWare DIY came out yesterday, anyone get it or plan to get the WiiWare showcase title?

New Game Get seeks out Cave Story, Red Steel 2, and DSi XL

FINALLY, Cave Story comes out for WiiWare. Is it worth the wait and 1200 points? The big release coming this Sunday will be the new DSi XL. Along with it, Nintendo is releasing America’s Test Kitchen and WarioWare DIY. And now Nintendo is putting out Game & Watch titles for download, kinda makes me want a DSi. The other big DS releases this week are Shin Megami Tensei and Dawn of Heroes....

New Game Get heads to the North Pole with Sam & Max

This week’s big releases are on the Wii with new Japanese survival horror game Calling and the second collection of Sam & Max episodes. And it seems interesting that Final Fantasy II is being released today, no?

New Game Get: Mega Man 10 is released today!

Mega Man 10 is out today for Wii! And just in case you didn’t buy the four original Sonic games on the Virtual Console, you can get them on a DS game pak this week. MLB 2k10 is also out on both Wii and DS. There’s a new game that comes with a camera for Wii called Racquet Sports, too. Personally, I want to go download some Silversun Pickups on Rock Band 2 before their tour hits town th...

New Game Get takes a dip in the Endless Ocean

The big release this week is the budget title sequel to Endless Ocean for Wii. I think it’s the first WiiSpeak game Nintendo has released since Animal Crossing came out over a year ago. On the downloadable side of things, GhostSlayer sounds interesting as its the first WiiWare game I know of that uses MotionPlus. Of note: there are no Virtual Console games at all this week! That must mean ev...

New Game Get apparently still thinks Wii Fit is it

Wii Fit is it .. plus! Otherwise we’re staring at a list of fairly uninspired games with one exception being A Witch’s Tale. Meanwhile, some awesome rock going on with Queens of the Stone Age on Guitar Hero 5 and The Raconteurs and Electric Six on Rock Band 2. The original Final Fantasy for NES is out this week, so that’s pretty cool, too. Anything you want to pick up this week?