Sunday, November 8, 2009

Facing Controvercy in the Gaming Industry


I ran across this video this morning and I have to say that it's a very good one. If you are aspiring to be a game developer or to even work anywhere in the industry, this is definitely a must watch.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Breaking the Silenece: "New Super Mario Bros: Wii"

Ok, I will be honest, I have been extremely quiet when it comes to coverage about the new Mario Bros game for Wii. I felt as if I did not want to spoil anything before the release, later this month, Today I break my silence. Below are a few sneak peek pics of some of the worlds and videos of some of the "Power Ups". I hope you enjoy them as well as the news that will be flowing in, within the coming days!

"New Super Mario Bros: Wii" Intro Scene

-- Check out the worlds --

World 1

World 2

World 3

World 4

World 5

World 6

NOTE: so far we know that there are nine worlds. Stay tuned for more information on those later worlds.

-- Videos of some of the "Power Ups" --

Penguin Suit

Propeller Suit


(Really, need I say more?! It's Yoshi!)

Ice Mario

(...not as cool looking as his "Super Mario Galaxy" version but oh well.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

(Wii) First Off Screen Footage of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex


Here it is! FINALLY! some game play footage of the Wii version of Call of Duty 4. I have to say that I'm impressed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

(Wii) My Playtime With "Need for Speed: Nitro"


A few hours ago, I was finally able to sit down with a copy of "Need for Speed: Nitro." I have to say that this game is VERY pretty! The lighting effects, the reflections, the textures of the road, it all looks beautiful. For a game that uses a little over 2 gigs (garbage data brings it up to 4.3) of the 4.7 available on this disc, "Nitro" is pretty cool, from a graphical standpoint. I love the bright colors. Its not too cartoon bright but, a nice mix of realism and fantasy. Even the menu has a cool look. it was obvious that EA Games took their time to make this game look no less than a modern experience.

My major gripes comes from the game play. I HATE the fact that the police drive around in hummers. They are bulky and take up a lot of space on the race course. The courses feel a bit smaller in width but that's probably because there are too many cars on the track. Another annoyance is how drifting is handled. Its not as reactive as It needs to be. Actually if I had to describe the drifting and a lot of the game play mechanics, I would say, "TOO arcadey". I know this is a arcade racer but the game play did not have to be over the top. Anywho, its different and nice. The only thing it really misses is an online mode. After nearly 4 years of having the "Need for Speed" franchise on the Wii, one would come to expect an online mode on an online capable system.

I'm very mixed about this game. On one side, this game shows obvious signs of care from the developer. On the other side, it's lacking a lot that you expect from other games, of the same franchise. if you have the money and you want a nice holiday racer, go ahead and get this game. It's not bad. on the other hand, if you don't have the funds, wait for a "Black Friday" sale or ask somebody to buy this for you as a holiday present. It's not a bad game...just lacking.

Need for Speed Nitro Gameplay Video

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

(Wii) Jeff hardy's Revenge: My SvR201 Story


Check out my story that I have been working on in "WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2010" I hope you all like it and feel free to post comments! Due to the camera used, the videos will be played in 4:3 ratio.

Jeff Hardy's Revenge Chapter 1 Act 1

Jeff Hardy's Revenge Chapter 1 Act 2