Post 3880

Remember Segata Sanshiro

By Rolando . April 9, 2007 . 5:13pm

Oh Sega Saturn. It was a shame that your lifespan was a bit short compared to your competition, but I would be a fool to completely ignore the brilliant games you’ve managed to house! Games like Guardian Heroes, Shining Force III, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Cop 2, […]

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The Pioneers: Ted Woolsey. A Worthy Read.

By Rolando . March 21, 2007 . 11:02pm

Some of you may not know who Ted Woolsey is; but to those of us who’ve come to love Final Fantasy VI (III at the time it was released here in the States), Ted Woolsey is better known as the man who translated Final Fantasy VI into English in 30 days and, until the release […]

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Hard [optional] bosses rock!

By Rolando . March 19, 2007 . 10:46am

You gotta love optionally hard bosses. For some magnificent reason, a majority of optional bosses turn out to be harder than the game’s actual final boss; and sometimes there isn’t a reason behind it. Some of us who love a good challenge like nothing more than to embrace these hard bosses not only to see […]

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Oh no (s)he din’t! Radiant Silvergun for $2000?

By Rolando . March 19, 2007 . 7:54am

Sometimes you have to wonder what drives a person to sell a rare/hard to find/out of print item on eBay for a BIN price so high you’ll have a heart attack just looking at it. I remember constantly looking at PS3 auctions on eBay back when the PS3 launched to see just how high bids […]

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Gundam Musou PS3 Pack Planned

By Rolando . February 2, 2007 . 5:14am

I have to admit that whenever I heard Gundam Musou being announced, my feelings towards the game were mixed with joy and skepticism. A Gundam game that plays like Dynasty Warriors? Assuming it does things right that Dynasty Warriors and its many incarnations has been known to do a bit wrong (i.e. static camera, mediocre controls, no real "change"), […]

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Game Development Isolationism?

By Rolando . January 31, 2007 . 3:39pm

Brian Dunn, blog editor of the Lost Planet Community Blog, posted today his personal interview with Lost Planet producer Jun Takeuchi in which he talks to Takeuchi-san about various things ranging from daily life to who owns who on Lost Planet multiplayer within the Lost Planet development team. After making a note of the West […]

Post 2909

It’s hip to game right?

By Rolando . January 29, 2007 . 12:27pm

ABC News posted a very interesting article titled From Geek to Chic: Record Sales Signal Video Games’ Arrival regarding the video game industry and how, to put it simply, gaming has arrived. Even if the article details the high significance the gaming industry brings in revenue annually, the most interesting piece of the article was the following; […]

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Worst Box Art Ever

By Dan . January 22, 2007 . 3:58pm

Box Art. It’s usually our first impression of a game when we’re browsing the aisles at the local shop. Way back before the internet provided details and screenshots and everything else months before a game’s release, the box itself was one of the first connections you had to a game. To the average consumer, it […]

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Just sell me my game already!

By Spencer . August 31, 2006 . 1:06pm

Ben Kuchera over at Opposable Thumbs has an article about how many add-ons retailers try to push on gamers. Discount cards, pre-orders, and extended warranties are the norm, but six pitches for one game that is annoying.   At Gamestop it’s even more ridiculous. At my last visit I didn’t want to pre-order anything, I […]

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Utada Hikaru defeated at Nintendo’s Tetris challenge

By Spencer . August 14, 2006 . 9:55am

A while back Nintendo of Japan held a contest where people could either get tickets for her new concert Utada United 2006 or challenge the pop singer at a game of Tetris DS. She’s been playing Tetris everyday since she was five and took the competition seriously enough to bring her glasses to play. There […]

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Heroes of Ninety Nine Nights

By Spencer . August 11, 2006 . 9:18am

Phantagram and Q? Entertainment’s hack and slash fest is coming out next week for the Xbox 360 (August 15th to be exact). The world of Ninety Nine Nights wasn’t always an endless battlefield. There was a time when peace existed between all of the races. When a magical orb shattered light and dark entered the […]

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Before Wii, Game Boy and Mario there was bowling

By Spencer . July 20, 2006 . 1:42pm

It’s no big secret that Nintendo was around before the dawn of the video game era. In the time before Radar Scope Nintendo made card games and this 1966 bowling game. You can pull out the tiny pins and place them on the lane and bowl them with the miniature bowling ball. Also interesting to […]

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Gamevertisements, Volume 2: Badvertisements

By Katie . July 10, 2006 . 10:17am

Welcome back, reader, and thanks for joining Gamevertisements, volume 2 – The Badvertisements, title adjusted just so I could type ‘badvertisements’ without being TOO redundant. I really can’t believe you’ve returned for this second exposé of gaming’s growing corporate underbelly. I thought I’d run through all my best material in the first instalment, but that […]

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The fast way to game collecting, buying out a pawn shop

By Spencer . June 26, 2006 . 12:50pm

Sure you could buy your games one at a time. Or if you want to amass a collection faster buying boxes of gaming gear on eBay is a viable option. But one gamer who goes by the handle, oleanhosting, bought out a pawn shop’s entire video game section. Spread out in bins are tangled mess […]

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Hudson from cute to grown up

By Spencer . May 12, 2006 . 1:39am

Originally founded as the first third party Nintendo developer, Hudson is known for family friendly characters like Master Higgins, Bonk and Bomberman. It’s about time for Hudson’s stars to grow up. Let’s take a look at Bomberman: Act Zero for the Xbox 360. Instead of the cute helemeted hero, Bomberman: Act Zero has a disfigured […]

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Evolution of the collector

By Spencer . May 4, 2006 . 10:10am

We’ve mentioned the Game Quest Direct reprints and spoke to a passionate collector who is against them. Now we have another take on the hobby of video game collecting from Racketboy. He speaks about the intrigue of becoming a collector and later on about why video games shouldn’t be an investment. It isn’t just the […]

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