At a private Tecmo-Koei dinner in Japan, Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi unveiled Ninja Gaiden 3 with a piece of concept art. I love it! It reminds me of E3 meetings in the late ’90s when European developers would show me sketches of their game on a flip-book and bore me to tears about heady concepts […]
Journalists are already calling Capcom’s Asura’s Wrath the Japanese God of War. Certainly there are similarities. Okay, there are a ton of similarities, but will the developers at CyberConnect2 be able to successfully create a game that blends Western blood-and-guts with Japanese gameplay sensibilities? Check out the trailer above and cast your vote (please)! Sep […]
At a pre-Tokyo Game Show press event, Capcom announced that Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West) is developing the new Devil May Cry game. Check out the trailer above, let me know what you think about it, and — perhaps more importantly — let me know if you even still care about […]
At a press event in England, HTC unveiled a pair of Google Android phones for the Asian and European markets — the Desire HD and the Desire Z. Both phones run Google Android 2.2 (FroYo) with the latest version of HTC Sense. Both phones will also take advantage of the upcoming HTCSense.com for over-the-air backup, […]
I'm so bummed that I'm missing Tokyo Game Show. Part of it is that it's always incredibly fun hanging out with writer, developer, and PR friends in Tokyo. Part of it is that the karaoke is simply the best (I've never seen so many Pixies songs available anywhere else in the world). Lastly, part of it is that my tastes lean towards Japanese games and the announcements are usually super exciting for gamers like me. Here are five things I'm looking forward to hearing more about during TGS 2010.
Here are a bunch of photos of the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon, a Google Android phone in Samsung’s Galaxy S series. It’s a very impressive piece of hardware with some curious — some say controversial — software choices by Verizon. In addition to a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, the Fascinate packs a powerful CPU/GPU combo. […]
My friend Ted has been bugging me to add more polls, so take this! Obviously Halo Reach is the big game this week (certainly this month and possibly this year). What I really want to know is…are you gonna go my way? are you buying it this week? Kindly vote and discuss. Sep 14, 2010RPadTV
I've been meaning to write my (not a) review for the "Witch Hunt" DLC for Dragon Age: Origins since last Thursday. I've played it a bunch of times and I'm certainly familiar with it, but for various reasons I haven't pulled the trigger on my (not a) review. Part of it is that I don't have much to say about the game. Here's the short version: it's incredibly disappointing. Here's the long version: the gameplay, graphics, and voice acting are what you'd expect from Dragon Age, but the story -- which was purported to be a grand finale that dramatically reveals the fate of Morrigan -- is a total letdown. There's nothing grand about "Witch Hunt"; it's just another piece of good Dragon Age DLC.
It’s the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.! I’m sure you have loads of fantastic Mario moments that shaped your life as a gamer. To celebrate the sheer awesomeness of Nintendo’s Mario games, I’d love to hear your favorite Mario moments. Please share! Sep 13, 2010RPadTV
…Heavy Rain, of course. Yeah, I’ve already played a bunch of the PlayStation Move launch titles, but this is the first game I’ll dive into. Sony Computer Entertainment America product marketing manager Jefferson “The Donger” Dong announced that PlayStation Move support for Heavy Rain arrives on September 22. I’m all over that! Are any of […]