I am constantly, and consistently impressed by the sort of magical things that people manage to do in Minecraft – especially when its done in Vanilla, without the benefit of mods. People have built working binary computers, characters, functional musical instruments and recreated other games within the world builder. And now, there’s a functional, playable version of arcade classic Pac Man.
So the guys are just finishing their work in LA for Day 2 but thanks to the beauty of timezones we now have the full Day 1 wrap up vlog for you. It’s amazing.
Nintendo has a bunch of weird franchises that they keep within the confines of Japan, but one of the bigger ones is being freed from its Nipponese shackles. That game is Tomodachi Life, a weird sort of Animal Crossing meets The Sims meets hardcore hallucinogenics. And this trailer, showing you its intricacies, will leave you scratching your head…or laughing out loud.
[Sorry folks...it's out of stock now] The 3DS is easily the system I played most last year, because it’s home to a wealth of fantastic games. If you’re keen on a bit of the best in handheld gaming action, you can grab a 3DS for R900 at Dion Wired right now. That’s practically for nothing – coming in R600 or so less than the budget, extra dimension-eschewing 2DS.
The Amazing Spider-Man was an average film back when it was released in 2012, with an equally average game. It had some bright spots, but it was pure cash-in material for the movie. Fast forward to 2014, and the cycle repeats. The new game however? It looks completely different, revamped and ready to do some web design in a completely original manner.
Hey Spider-Man fans who haven’t been in the loop, I’m about to get my geek on so if you still want to read some quality arachnid-themed comics without them being spoiled, close this tab right now.
We all know the PlayStation 4 was announced last night and we are covering all that goodness in other posts but one of the games shown last night really does deserve its own post. Killzone Shadow Fall was showcased and it looks absolutely mind blowing.
It would be easy to believe that New Super Mario Bros U. is a simple cash-in; something to give the masses of early Wii U adopters as some sort of peace offering until a real Mario game arrives for the new system. Even its name is a bit of an insult; as the fourth game to fall under the “New Super Mario Bros.” calling it “new” is an affront. A nostalgic stab in the face, it’s not quite as ground-breaking as something like Super Mario Galaxy, but dismissing it would be a grace offense – because it’s the best damned 2D Mario since the 16-bit era’s Super Mario World. In fact, I think it might even be better.
Before you get overly excited, no we didn’t get to go hands on with Star Wars 1313 while in Gamescom, that would have made our first round of coverage but we did do something nearly as exciting and that is watch one of the developers go hands on right in front of our very eyes.
You may have gathered from my review yesterday, that I as less than impressed with the latest Spider-Man game, a title which was all style and no substance. Still, that’s my opinion, and most likely due to the fact that my boxers are emblazoned with the bat-logo on them, not everyone will take it seriously. So, want to win a copy of the game for yourself?
Another year, another super-hero film, with Activision hot on the trail to publish an official tie-in. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve had a really outstanding Spider-Man game, and with Beenox taking over, it’s always been short a crucial element or two of achieving something that could truly be (pun intended), amazing. Can their third foray with the iconic web-head finally result in something spectacular?
This video, spotted by Kotaku, is probably the most Impressive thing you’ll see all day. A Japanese fellow has set up a glass harp - made from all manner of variably filled wine glasses - and then magically proceeded to play the Super Mario Bros tune on it. It’s ridiculously impressive - though there are a few timing issues. I’ll let it slide though, because it’s played on a bunch of freaking wineglasses!
I’m quite excited for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game, which looks set to follow the usual formula, but with some drastic modifications. Spidey is back in Manhattan, the camera view is more dynamic, and the combat has taken quite a few cues from the Arkham series of Batman games.
Sure, it looks like a blatant imitation, but at the same time, this isn’t always a bad thing to actually do. See for yourself, as Spidey demonstrates some eerily familiar combat gameplay in the video below, while making web-slinging look as vertically visceral as it was meant to be.