Tag Archives: Editorials

After the Wii U preview event, mixed emotions still arise

The Wii U preview event in New York City has come and gone, and now Nintendo has rolled out their specific plans for their next-gen console. A release date, price point, and TWO different SKUs were unveiled along with the

Video games insecure about their place in life

A couple of times each year, some no-name “study” comes along heralding video games as a trojan horse for brain development. Some of the more common headlines: Video games increase hand-eye coordination, video games give you ninja fast reflexes, and

Nintendo will need better casual games to continue their console war

As most of you have no doubt read, Nintendo President Satoru Iawta is concerned that the Wii is in an unhealthy state, and that it is urgent for Nintendo to recover sales momentum. This statement, coupled with recent numbers confirming

GameCube tech demo does things Wii can’t

Countless developers have cited the system’s inherent weaknesses, rather than their own effort, as the catalyst for poor Wii graphics. When footage like this comes along, one can’t help but wonder. Mined by the folks at Unseen 64, this tech

Viva Piñata has rekindled my love for the DS

Months had passed since I last used my DS for personal gaming. It certainly isn’t because I’ve lost interest in the handheld. Recent releases just hadn’t sparked my interest the way older games did. Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise changed that,

Guest Column: What’s in a Name? Wii Wonder!

Probably more than William Shakespeare thought! Little did the famous playwright realize that his now immortal lines “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” would take on a totally