It’s been 24 hours (give or take) since we first got our hands on the 3DS and with a whole day’s worth of experience under my belt, I thought I’d give you the benefit of this experience and give you some info on some nuances of 3DS ownership that are not always addressed in similar guides.
Archive for March, 2011
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Players: 1-2, 16 (online)
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Hours Played: 60
Progress: Completed all A-spec events aside from the endurance races
Gran Turismo 5 has been out for over three months, yet sometimes waiting a while to post your review is a good thing. You see, there have been a number of patches to tweak the game since its initial launch that are very telling about the latest installment of this venerable racing franchise. Having played the game for many hours spread over several weeks has given us great perspective on this important PS3 release and, hey…considering Gran Turismo 5 was first announced in 2006 and has been in development for over four years you’ll have to forgive us for taking a few months in finalizing our opinion on it.
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Players: 1 (2-24 online)
ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
Hours Played: 15
Progress: Finished the campaign on hard
The original Killzone (released for PlayStation 2) was a good concept but the franchise really didn’t take its place amongst the upper echelons of FPS games until the sequel arrived on the PS3. With stunning visuals, intense shooter combat and a comprehensive multiplayer mode it became a flagship title for Sony’s console. Two years later lo and behold, the third iteration is finally here! With new environments, 3D-compatible graphics and PlayStation Move support can Killzone 3 best its predecessor? Read on to find out…
This is a guest post from one of Game Usagi’s supporters.
Necromanthus, an independent gaming design company out of Romania, took the idea of a browser-based first-person shooter to new heights in 2008 with their release of Stryke Mercenary Camp. Stryke wasn’t the only free-to-join browser-based FPS on the market, not by a long shot, but it was the only shooter on the entire market to be highly optimized for basic computers and basic Internet connections.
Many popular shooters, like Country Strike, Orange and others, not only require gamers to have a hefty gaming rig capable of high FPS (Frames Per Second) rates, but they also require gamers to have low ping values (around 80ms on the high end) and superb connection quality. Stryke didn’t. Anyone could play and school noobs, whether they had a top-of-the-line PC or a low-powered laptop.
[Update: The site is now live! Check out http://animemovieguide.com!]
We apologize for the lack of updates over the past week or so. We’ve been hard at work developing an all-new site to host our growing Anime Movie Guide. The site is nearing completion and will soon feature OVA and TV Series Movie guides in addition to the classic Movie Guide that you’ve come to know and love. We’re also working on our seemingly arbitrary organization of the movies so that it’s a much cleaner and simpler browsing experience. We’ll be unveiling the site in the next day or two, so get ready to experience a new way to find great anime movies. To tide you over, there’s a sneak peek at the logo from the new site above and a preview image of an early beta version of the site on Anime Movie Guide’s Twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/animemovieguide
Nintendo had their GDC 2011 Keynote presentation today and announced quite a few things that were a pleasant surprise for both the 3DS and the Wii. Here are the highlights for y’all:
- Netflix is coming to the 3DS this summer, wooooo!
- 3D video content on the way in the form of Hollywood movie trailers, game trailers, and short videos
- Hinted once again at 3D video recording coming to the 3DS
- GameGear and Turbografx-16 games added to the Virtual Console list for 3DS, with around 5 GG games available at the launch of eShop
- Confirmed that many old VC games will be getting 3D overhauls for the 3DS
- Late May will bring the eShop, the NetFront Web Browser, and the ability to transfer DSiware games off of DSis and onto the 3DS
- First screens from the upcoming brand-new Super Mario game for the 3DS, note the tanuki tail in the logo at the bottom of the page.
- New footage of Zelda: Skyward Sword looking basically the same, but showing new enemies and puzzles