Some of the developers of the likes of Bioshock and BioShock Infinite are trying to get a very impressive story-driven game called The Black Glove kickstarted. We pledged $215 dollars and invite you to make a contribution of whatever size you can manage to make sure this team’s new game gets to see the light of day.
We recently played through the six cool indie games that are included in the Best of Green Light Bundle. Even though we had some technical difficulties with our recording software we had a great time. Definitely check out Logan’s character voices for the 8-bit action game Oniken.
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Developer: Sora Ltd. Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Fighting Players: 1-4 locally (multi-card), 1-4 online Console: Nintendo 3DS Hours Played: ~30 hours Progress: Unlocked all characters and stages, played Smash Run a few times, played about an hour of online multiplayer matches, finished about 3/4 of the second page of challenges
Super Smash Brothers is hands-down my favourite series of video games. Excellent, approachable mechanics and just the right blend of skill, fun and competition are hallmarks of each game in the series. The sound foundation of its gameplay coupled with the mind-blowing awesomeness of having all of your favourite Nintendo characters together in a single game make each new game release an unparalleled event in the worldwide video gaming community. The prospect of being able to take the latest version of Smash Bros. around with you was equal parts exciting and terrifying when the 3DS/Wii U version pair was announced — you’d be able to take one of the very best party games on the go with you, but would the proposed character parity between the versions hold the Wii U back from reaching its full potential? It turns out that both of these feelings were justified to some degree, so does the first portable Smash Bros. game live up to its series illustrious reputation or does it tarnish Smash Bros.’ once pristine name and foreshadow problems with this year’s Wii U release? Read on to find out how smashing our time with the game has been.
Game Usagi Opens the September 2014 “Sci-Fi” Loot Crate with an armed guard (just in case). You’ll be happy if you’re a Star Trek fan, but if you’re a Firefly buff you might need to get your torches ready.
Our other stop on our 1200+ kilometre trip to Redmond, WA was of course Nintendo of America HQ. Unlike Microsoft, Nintendo doesn’t except casual visitors of any kind on their property. We were able to catch a few rare pictures when we showed up and no one was home on Labor Day, but when we went back to try to talk our way into the company store to buy some rare swag we were (fairly politely) told to get the crap out of there because they have a “closed campus”. All we managed to snag was one of the business cards they have at their reception desk. We can only hope that Nintendo rethinks their current PR policy at their headquarters some day and once again lets people in to buy cool rare Nintendo stuff.
We made a little 1200+ kilometre trip to Redmond, WA at the beginning of the week to pay a visit to Microsoft and Nintendo headquarters (which are literally a stone’s throw apart). Here are the pictures we got from Microsoft’s “Building 92″ Visitor Center/Gift Shop. We first went on Labor Day and they were closed up tight, so we went back the next day and the Visitor’s Center was still closed up (but this time for new employee orientation), so we checked out the gift shop and bought a bunch of neat things — we even got a small “peek behind the curtains” by watching whoever controlled the video monitors pick out the video to play that morning. Also worthy of note: there were a bunch of Kinect stickers in the bargain bin where most gamers would agree that they belong. Check after the jump for the full gallery!