Posts Tagged With 'Games'


Bethesda called me a liar

Bethesda called me a liar

In a recent podcast, Bethesda Softworks VP Peter Hines discussed his views on graphics in games. Bethesda’s VP states that he feels that graphics are of the utmost importance in video games. Here is his quote:

There’s a lot of people who say graphics don’t matter. To them I usually say ‘you’re lying’. People will look at a screenshot and make a snap decision: ‘that looks awesome’, or ‘I’m not interested’. So if you can make something look amazing just at first glance, it’s so much easier to get them.

I know personally I would take a game with fantastic gameplay over one with pretty visuals, but I guess that is just me lying again. I can remember thinking while playing the original Metroid that the game didn’t look as good visually as Super Mario 3, but that didn’t stop me from mapping out the entire game on graph paper because I loved it so much.

What do you think Infendo? Graphics or gameplay?




Posted by Eugene Allen 16.03.2011 in All
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Will you pay the suggested $40 for 3DS games?

That’s what Nintendo is charging, despite shrinking prices elsewhere, most notably on Wii, Steam, PC, iOS, and free-to-play web games. What do you think of the suggested retail price?

Posted by Dan 23.02.2011 in All
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What’s the greatest single year in video games?

What's the greatest single year in video games?

Here are 10 convincing ones, according to an upstart blog. What do you think?

Posted by Dan 13.02.2011 in All
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Here are the games Nintendo will be showing in Japan next month

Here are the games Nintendo will be showing in Japan next month

Courtesy of Joystiq:

[Bold indicates playable, * indicates working titles]

  • Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D “The Naked Sample”
  • Pro Evolution 3D Soccer
  • Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Dynasty Warriors Chronicle
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • Nintendogs + cats
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Steel Diver
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • AR Games
  • Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D*
  • Gundam The 3D Battle
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP
  • Cubic Ninja*
  • Puzzle Bobble 3D
  • Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011
  • Animal Resort*
  • Xevious
  • 3D Bijin Tokei*
  • Starfox 64 3D
  • Paper Mario*
  • Animal Crossing*
  • Mario Kart*
  • Surechigai (“passerby”) Mii Hiroba

Note: Nintendo of America will also host its own 3DS preview event on Jan 19.

Posted by Dan 28.12.2010 in All
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Rule 42: Never pay more for a movie game than for the movie itself (usually)

Rule 42: Never pay more for a movie game than for the movie itself (usually)

How to Train Your Dragon knocked me out back in March–So much so that I actually bought the Wii game. The game (DOA-style arena dragon fighting with a terrific hub village) is actually quite fun, but—in retrospect—I should’ve just gone to see the film again. Now that Dragon’s hit DVD and I’ve already watched it more times than I revisited the game, I looked back on the movie-based videogames I’ve purchased over the years. Have any been worth more than the cost of the original film on DVD?

GoldenEye, definitely. Aladdin on Genesis.

Can you name any other movie games worth more than $16.99? Tribute games like Kingdom Hearts and Epic Mickey don’t count in this poll–Qualifiers have to be named after their films.

Posted by Richard 21.10.2010 in All
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Lego improves everything: Top 10 most wanted Lego games

Lego improves everything: Top 10 most wanted Lego games

There are few perfect things in the world. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Pixar. Walruses.

And Lego.

Lego sets never have missing pieces. Lego always works, always inspires, and never disappoints—even in videogame form. Lego Star Wars proved that blasters plus exploding Lego equals awesome. Lego Indiana Jones? Not quite as good, but well done. Lego Batman? Solid. Lego Rock Band? Hilariously fun. Lego Harry Potter? Best Lego Game Yet!!!

Seriously, any game that can turn Cedric’s murdered body into comedy without being offensive is a work of genius.

The world gets better every time a new Lego game is released. We need more. Here’s a short list of properties I’d love to see Lego-ized:

Posted by Richard 15.09.2010 in All
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