PAX East wrapped up only for GDC to begin. That’s a lot of conventioning for any one person. Oddly, at least for me, I didn’t really see any crazy new announcements this week or news story that stood out to me as being particularly amazing.
That being said we’re still getting some new titles, not the least of which being another episodic venture from The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games! Read the rest of this entry »
Easily my favorite episode so far! Collecting for the Sega Dreamcast is just plain fun. There are so many unique finds for the system every game you get will be worth it. I highly recommend collecting for this fantastic console!
He’s Nintendo’s mascot. He’s a portly plumber who wears a red shirt and denim overalls. He frequently travels the Mushroom Kingdom to thwart the evil Bowser’s plans and rescue Princess Peach. He’s an all around good guy who get’s a lot of play time in all things Nintendo.
Everyone knows Mario’s skinner brother Luigi has always been in the portlier plumber’s shadow. Luigi has rarely stolen the spotlight for himself, even when he’s playing tennis, driving go-karts, or in the background of most of Mario’s outings. The Gamecube launch title Luigi’s Mansion was the green brother’s first real solo game, but since then Luigi has gone back to playing second fiddle to Mario. That is about to end with the release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on the 3DS.
There was a 20% off sale at a local game store this week, and seeing as this will likely be the last real time I am able to go there, I had to take advantage. I also decided that since I may or may not ever find a store that sells Sega Saturn games I should pick up one last classic game for the console. And then that same day I happened into a Best Buy store and noticed they had a makeshift sign that read, “Games on sale this week.” Hmm, interesting… perhaps I should actually considering going back there. Read the rest of this entry »
Capcom is a leader in the arcade fighting game scene and arguably the company behind the genre’s best titles. Iconic characters Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, among others have a dedicated place in many a gamers’ hearts, thanks in part to Street Fighter’s flawless blend of 2D combat, thrilling action, and tournament accessibility. Left in the shadows, perhaps fittingly, has been Capcom’s other 2D fighting series Darkstalkers. The gothic setting, fantasy-influenced roster of combatants and smooth fighting system à la Street Fighter has been dormant for over a decade. Thankfully Capcom has given the series a reboot in the form of Darkstalkers Resurrection, an HD port of the series last two arcade titles: Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. Read the rest of this entry »
This week’s Bosscast topic is Bioshock and all things related.
Somehow the topic of Bioshock got Jett, Mat, and myself discussing video game movies, remembering anything worthwhile about Bioshock 2, and the awesome that will never happen in the Castlevania-Bioshock crossover. We can only hope.
Also this week Mat and I diverge on our mutual dislike of Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, and Jett explains why Darkstalkers Resurrection is a competent 2D fighting collection.
Two weeks in a row of just one game. I wouldn’t way I’m getting used to it, but I would say I’m starting to get an itch for an epic game week soon.
Release Date: March 26, 2002
Purchased at: Game Changers (Michigan City, IN – $3)
So here’s something I didn’t know: Rayman Rush is a port of sorts of Rayman Arena, which is itself a multiplayer focused racing and battle game. Rayman Rush is a racing game that, if I understand correctly, takes stages from Arena and makes them available on the PS1. Not only is this a super late game on the PS1, it’s a stripped down port of a not-so-great PS2 game! What happened to you, Rayman? You used to be cool… I guess you’ve become pretty cool again though, so just don’t let it happen again!