“Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS” Review

Everyone, gather your friends and rivals because there is a new “Super Smash Bros.” to settle your scores in! This time it comes to the palm of your hand as the series makes its first appearance on a handheld. The idea of “Super Smash Bros.” on the Nintendo 3DS can make you skeptical or excited – most […]

Hands on with the “Super Smash Bros. 3DS” demo

Everyone is eagerly anticipating the release of “Super Smash Bros. for 3DS” on October 3, and to help with the wait Nintendo has released a small taste of the brawl yet to come. The demo available to download from the Nintendo shop brings five characters to try with only one stage to play on. The […]

This week in gaming

So much more than stealing cars “Grand Theft Auto V” was released in the United States on Tuesday. According to publisher Take-Two, the game made $800 million dollars within 24 hours of it’s release, as reported by Yahoo! Finance. That is the most money any “Grand Theft Auto” game has ever made at launch. Don’t […]

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at age 85

Yamauchi headed Nintendo for 53 years before retirement in 2002. The man credited with turning what was a modest trading-card company into one of the world’s most successful and well-known video game companies died of pneumonia in a hospital in central Japan this morning, according to an email sent to press by Nintendo.Hiroshi Yamauchi headed […]

On emotion and graphics in games

2K Games’ Christoff Hartmann stated in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz that photorealism is necessary for video games to be able to compete with movies at reaching audiences on an emotional level.I completely disagree with this opinion. Tears were shed over these blocky heroes. How many players cried over Aeris’s death? How many players were moved […]