As a keen console gamer for three decades it is clear that significant changes have occurred in the industry. In the early 8 bit and 16 bit generations, products shipped to retailers, were reviewed, and if they were good (or had a sizeable marketing budget) then they would join the honourable yet foul stench of bad feet and good nutsacks in the bedrooms of teenage boys. This was possible only after pestering their parents for the requisite £39.99 for a game that may typically last between two and ten hours from start to finish. Continue reading
Because its black history month in America i wanted to show you a man that changed the gaming industry.
If you’ve got fond memories of blowing into video game cartridges, you’ve got Gerald “Jerry” Lawson to thank. As the head of engineering and marketing for Fairchild Semiconductor’s gaming outfit in the mid-’70s, Lawson developed the first home gaming console that utilized interchangeable cartridges, the Fairchild Channel F. That system never saw the heights of popularity of consoles from Atari, Nintendo and Sega, but it was a significant step forward for the entire gaming industry. Prior to the Channel F, games like Pong were built directly into their hardware — there was no swapping them out to play something else — and few believed that you could even give a console a microprocessor of its own. Lawson, who passed away at 70 from diabetes complications in 2011, was the first major African-American figure in the game industry. And, just like the tech world today, it still isn’t as diverse as it should be.
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The newest rumors from that streaming giant Netflix is in the process of working with gaming giant Nintendo in adapting The Legend of Zelda video game franchise into a live-action series. Neither company has publicly confirmed such a series is in the works, but fans of the fictional land of Hyrule are sure to be excited at the prospect of a live-action story set in the Zelda world. Fans of adapted media should also be excited, as a NetflixLegend of Zelda series represents a feasible rise in power for the faithfully adapted video game property.
A Doom modder who goes by the name Linguica has created a mod that adds Instagram filters and a selfie stick to the classic first person shooter.
InstadDoom, as it’s called, adds 37 filters you’ll recognize from the photo and video sharing social network.
Even more impressive is that the mod includes a virtual selfie stick, which lets you take pictures of your in-game character posing with hell demons on Mars, as you can see in the image above.
Capcom is developing a HD version of the Resident Evil remake that was first released on Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002.
The game will be released digitally for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in early 2015. It will feature full 1080p visuals as well as support for 5.1 surround sound audio.
Players will be able to pick between playing in the original 4:1 ratio or switching to 16:9. A classic control style, in addition to a style suited to modern games will be available to choose from.
Developed by Capcom Production Studio 4, the 2002 Resident Evil remake took the seminal PlayStation entry and updated gave it a complete visual overhaul as well as introduced new mechanics and systems from later entries in the series, as well puzzle design tweaks. Lets hope a HD version of Resident Evil 2 is also in the pipeline.
Take a look at the screenshots for Resident Evil HD Remastered below:
This may be the most random piece of gaming news you’ll read in a while, someone out there has unearthed the real name of Nintendo mascot Yoshi.
Discovered in an official Nintendo Character Guide from yester year of 1993, some biographical information about Yoshi reveals that the green dino’s real name is…T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.
Lets just let that mouthful sink in shall we. Take a look at the image below to read more about the history of Mario’s egg-cacking mushroom-munching noble steed.
After a long silence on when players could expect to find Nintendo 64 games on the Wii U Virtual Console, Nintendo posted a notice to its official website explicitly mentioning additions from its 1996 console.
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As a lot of my friends know, I am a sucker for a retro game especially ones I played as a child, because there’s nothing like letting your inner child out to forget about the stresses of life, even if it is only for a little while. Today I’m going to talk about one of the games that I will always go back to and that, my gamer friends is Alex Kidd in the enchanted castle. I could play this game for hours and hours. Continue reading