video games

Throw Hands Like a Champ: ARMS Tips & Tricks

So you wanna be the next ARMS champ, huh? Wear the belt, have the screaming fans chanting your name? Then listen up kid. These are some quick tips to get those Arms of yours in top form.   Buttons or Motion? ARMS can be played either with button controls or motion controls. Three members of the Infendo crew prefer button controls, while one of us (cough cough, Steve) is still using motion con...

Ohio State University Marching Band Pays Tribute to Video Games

Back when I was in Band, We played a lot of John William’s works as well as a bounty of Louie, Louie, and Smoke on the Water.  The Highlight of my marching band career was playing the Hokey Pokey before marching competitions, and marching along to The Indiana Jones theme and the Star Wars Main Title.  So, when I saw this ode to video games by OSU I was blown away! In this spectacular half ti...

Proposed Bill to Require Warning Labels on Video Games

Although this is not Nintendo Specific news, it could affect all NoA Fanboys and Girls just the same. RepublicanCongressman Joe Baca of California and Frank Wolf of Virginia have proposed a bill that would require video game developers to include a health warning label to be attached to all video games.  This is bill would require similar warnings that are currently on packs of cigarettes. The pro...

Video game consoles numbered among “extinct gadgets” in 10 years

In addition to stand alone GPS, recordable optical discs, e-readers, low-end digital cameras, and DVD players, Yahoo Shopping predicts video game consoles will also be extinct by 2020. Popular video game systems such as the Wii, PlayStation and Xbox may still be in homes next decade, but they will look much different. Rather than buy a separate console, Enderle expects that consumers will instead ...

Iwata Asks sparks an Infendo question

In a recent edition of the Iwata Asks series, Satoru Iwata interviews Hisashi Koinuma of Tecmo Koei.  In edition to talking about the upcoming 3DS game Samurai Warriors Chronicles, they also chatted up a bit about how Koinuma was introduced into gaming. His story got me thinking about how I first became interested in video games. My first memories of anything relating to video games is from my da...

Popular game blog deblogs itself, forgets that people like scrolling

I unsubscribed to Kotaku last year. Nice folks and all. It’s just their coverage became too esoteric for my liking and not as fun or game-focused as they used to be (same goes for Joystiq). In any case, Kotaku launched a redesign yesterday. From a usability perspective, it’s horrible. Like a return to frames. Or a flash site that makes you scroll within frames as opposed to the entire ...

The NES that never was…A look at the “Home Computer” Nintendo ALMOST released in North America

In the summer of 1983, the original Famicom was unleashed on the Japanese market – a small, affordable home computer system with just three launch titles: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong 2, and Popeye – each nearly dead ringers for their arcade counterparts.  The console was an instant hit, and it wasn’t long before Nintendo started to look to the west, eventually releasing the legenda...

Video Game references for An Energy Drink?

This is a very awesomely done traditional/sprite animation done by a team of awesome artists. The art was done by PersonaSama A.K.A. Jonathan Kim who did the traditional hand drawn art, and Paul Robertson for the sprite animation. This is all pretty awesome. I wish I had an energy drink that made life like a video game. [Via PersonaSama on Youtube]

What are you playing this weekend?

Another long week is coming to an end and you know what that means…games! Take a look at Derek’s top five Wiiware titles and download a few. What are you playing this weekend?

Today’s senior citizens are the true hard core gamers

So you think you’re a hard core gamer? Think again, sport. Gramps has you beat and them some: Younger generations tend to dominate the gaming world; however, older respondents who do play games are more avid players. Older gamers, particularly seniors, tend to play games more frequently. Over one-third (36%) of gamers 65 and older say they play games everyday or almost everyday, compared wit...

Wii Music: Toy, Instrument, or Musical Tool?

“We have this firm belief that the more you chew, the more flavor you get.” Nintendo Representative JC Rodrigo told me at Nintendo’s Fall Media event in early October, “There’s a lot of different levels and depth to a game. Take Wii Music for example, Kids can pick it up and get the instant gratification of ‘Oh, I get it, It’s a piano,’ but for guys that are really into music, ...

Video game censorship pollutes Boston

Ugh. More of this crap, but now it’s hitting closer to home (as least for David and me). Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is backing HB1423, a Massachusetts bill sponsored by Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, according to GamePolitics.com. The Massachusetts legislature will be holding a hearing for the bill on Tuesday. Like some of the other bills before it that aim to restrict the sale of violent games t...