Growing up, Super Smash Brothers Melee was my group’s favorite game. Sure, we played a lot of Halo 2 and Soul Calibur II, but we poured the most hours into Melee. My friends used to come over after school to play round after round of the Nintendo fighting game, and on the weekends we would stay up until three or four in the morning just playing Melee, drinking pop, and having a good time. Some of the most fun we had with the game was unlocking all the characters, especially the mysterious Mr. Game & Watch.
Assassin’s Creed isn’t the only video game franchise that was calling out to get the building set treatment. Mega Bloks has already turned Halo, Call of Duty, Need for Speed, and even World of Warcraft into popular sets, and the number of franchises that would translate well into plastic is near-endless. Here are some of my favorite candidates to be converted to bricks, and the companies that would best suit the toy lines.
Why do some people adore Gone Home, while others are enraged by it? Ultimately, the answer depends on individual expectation.
Hotline Miami is a brilliant introspective on how games have shaped players’ expectations and reactions towards violence in video games.
Last year, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD an upgraded remake of the GameCube classic. Obviously the biggest change in the game are the improved, high definition graphics that bring Wind Waker’s cel-shaded beauty to a whole level. However, Nintendo made a lot of smaller gameplay tweaks that significantly streamlined the experience. Here are five changes that really had an impact on the gameplay.
Super Smash Bros. is a franchise that welcomes newcomers and veterans alike with fun combat and recognizable characters. That being said, those who …
If you’ve found your way to this article, then you’re probably already aware of the dismal sales figures that Nintendo released recently, with the company expecting to sell only one-third of its initial projections for the Wii U before March 31st. The 3DS — recently announced as the best-selling system of last year — also had its projections cut by over five million units, something not helpful for a company already struggling to keep its tablet controller-toting sinking ship from taking on any more water.
Please unground us, Nintendo. We’ll be good this time. Nintendo instituted a massive change to its SwapNote service on October 31. Nintendo …
The modern FPS, or First Person Shooter, didn’t just appear out of nowhere. It’s not just some cluster of people screaming over …
These games broke me, plain and simple. That stretch of three to four years made me the cynical gamer I am today. Never trust allies met in derelict hallways, shoot where the sound comes from, and always check corners. It’s probably because I was so young, but to this day, no game has made my heart race faster then those afternoons and evenings after school.