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The Nintendo Wii in March became just the second system ever to die on me. The first death was entirely my fault as I tried to escape GCSE revision to play PS2 games. Having had the power lead confiscated I decided to plug the power lead from my printer into it. It fitted, what could possibly go wrong? Well it fried the PS2 and surprisingly I still passed my science GCSE despite forgetting about amps, volts and wattage.Read the full article - 1232 words - 2 comments
De Blob 2 - Wii - 25 February
The first de blob game was brilliant. It had a very unique style, the graphical style was great for wii and the sound design was fitting as well. I played through the first game with a rental copy, this time barring any huge issues in the reviews I will buy it on day 1.
Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii - 25 February
A couple of weeks ago I announced the games that I am looking forward to over the next six months, well Nintendo being the cheeky people they are have announced that a game I thought was coming out near Christmas 2010 is actually coming out this May and so makes this list...
Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii - 28th May 2010 (wouldn't be released on a Sunday like in US so picked the next Friday)Read the full article - 243 words - 0 comments
This is a list of the games that have already been announced that I am excited about in the next five months. The fact is that it appears that most of the good games coming out this year are coming in this period due to the Modern Warfare 2 effect experienced at the end of last year.
In relative chronological order then:
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This has been a decade when gaming technology has come on leaps and bounds. While the 1990's were the decade of the third dimension the 2000's have been about innovative control and high definition. That being said, a lot of the best games I have played came out towards the beginning of the decade. This list is largely comprising the games into which I have sunk and will continue to sink a large amount of my time due to their excellence in either single or multiplayer.
Top Ten games of the 2000's:
10. Burnout 2 - Gamecube - 2003
The first Boom Blox was a hit taking the simple idea of knocking blocks over with balls and making that concept even more fun. You wonder how much Steven Spielberg contributed to the idea beyond the basic idea but that man is a genius. A year has passed since that game was released and EA have released a sequel again with the great Spielberg stamping his name on it.Read the full article - 778 words - 0 comments
I am not a fan of horror. Usually the plots are too daft to justify the scares from people running past a window or being hacked up in very bloody ways and therefore I stay well clear. This logic applies to both films and games. I also tend to stay away from light gun games because you don't get very much control and often the controls (especially on wii) don't tend to feel that good.Read the full article - 536 words - 0 comments
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It was with some apprehension that I go hold of De Blob. This game is third party in every way and by and large that style of game does not succeed on Wii at all. Happily De Blob exceeded any possible expectations I had about it. The evil Inkt corporation has drained the colour out of the colourful world of Chroma City. You play as Blob who is... a blob of paint. Genius. You are tasked with restoring colour to Chroma City to rescue its inhabitants. This involves bouncing around hitting the buildings while destroing the Inkt army.
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Now I like racing games. Especially those that strive to be as realistic as possible. Sure I have the time for something like Mario Kart which offers arcade racing fun and true this is really the only way when it comes to online or offline multiplayer. True simulation is hard to managed though, the pinnacle for years has been the Gran Turismo series on the playstation platforms. They feature tight controls and outstanding graphics that push the system. Nintendo have never really had a true simulation game to push the system though. Burnout 2 was the best but that didnâ€™t have realistic tracks.
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My first article on this section of my website was about Boom Blox and I finally got a copy of it a month ago. The fact that my wife and I have both completed the main modes of the game should not be taken as a down point as this game truly is brilliant.