Has the 3DS launch really been a disaster?

August 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Gaming Article | Leave a comment
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There’s been a lot of negative talk about the 3DS launch of late. Critics in the media and gaming community have been lining up to slate the quality of the launch line-up, the high retail price (and the impending price-drop) and the subsequent dearth of quality titles that make full use of the console’s features. But a lot of the arguments being levelled against the console by these naysayers are completely ignoring the fact that these very same issues have plagued nearly every console launch in the last 15 years or so.

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E3 2011 Predictions

May 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Gaming Article | Leave a comment
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About this time every year, the gaming world is awash with wild and outlandish predictions of what we might see at the annual E3 expo. I love speculating on what games companies have in store for us and being a Nintendo gamer I’m looking forward to seeing the new line-up of 3DS titles, the new Nintendo console, and what we can look forward to at the tail-end of the Wii & DS’ lifespan. Below is my list of predictions and things I want to see at E3.

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Mario in Paris

May 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Posted in General Post | Leave a comment
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I always see pictures of gaming related street art on blogs like Kotaku and GoNintendo but I’ve never been lucky enough to see one myself. Until recently that is. I randomly spotted this Mario while on a trip to Paris. It’s just down the road from the Pompadou.

And here it is a little larger!

Nice to see some Mario love in the French capital!       :)

3DS Hardware Review

April 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Gaming Article, Nintendo News | Leave a comment
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It’s been nearly a month since I picked up my 3DS and so far Nintendo’s little box of 3D magic has hardly spent a minute out of my grubby little hands. The DS’ successor certainly has a lot of nice new features, not least the industry-first 3D screen, but are they enough for someone to spend £200 on?

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Epic Mickey review

February 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Posted in Game Review, Wii Review | Leave a comment
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Being an animation buff I was incredibly excited about Disney’s Epic Mickey.  While it hasn’t ended up being everything I’d hoped for I still found it to be a highly enjoyable adventure.

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Teaching an old gamer new tricks

January 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Gaming Article | Leave a comment
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The gaming industry is trying its best to reach out to expanded audiences and direct lucrative markets to its biggest core franchises, by making them more accessible to newcomers or diverting advertising spend into alternative channels. But has this been successful? How do casual or lapsed gamers really feel about Halo, Zelda and Final Fantasy? As a little experiment I thought I’d try introducing friends and family members to some of my favourite core games and see how they reacted when left on their own with them, with no prompting by myself and no help with controls, instruction, terminology etc.

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Ivy the Kiwi

December 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Posted in Game Review, Wii Review | Leave a comment
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Yuji Naka’s new title hits the Wii thanks to Rising Star Games. But can it match the esteemed Director’s past games?

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Professor Layton & The Lost Future review

October 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Posted in DS Review | Leave a comment
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The canny Professor returns to solve a third mystery. England’s Prime Minister has been kidnapped and is being held somewhere in the future. Layton and his apprentice, Luke will have to have their wits about them if they’re to unwind this time-travelling tale.

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Virtual Console Wishlist Part 3: SNES

October 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Posted in Gaming Article | 1 Comment
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After a six week hiatus I’ve finally got around to finishing off part three of my VC wish list. This entry covers one of my favourite consoles ever: Nintendo’s most super console, the SNES.

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Blog update

October 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Posted in General Post | Leave a comment

Just a quick update for those of you who have been asking when my next VC wishlist will be published: i’ve been busy with a script-writing job and haven’t got around to finishing part 3 of the wishlist. It will be up soon along with many more articles!

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