• Disney Magical World Review – Nintendo 3DS
  • NASCAR 14′ Review – Xbox 360 (Also on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review – PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita
  • Kinect Sports Rivals Review – Xbox One
  • Escape Goat 2 Review - Windows PC Steam

Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

Posted By Justin Lee On April 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm ADD COMMENTS

Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each in the United States ($34.99 in Canada).

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

Child of Light New Video: Enter the Mythical World of Lemuria

Posted By Justin Lee On April 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm ADD COMMENTS

Child of Light LogoEnter the mythical world of Lemuria in a brand new trailer for Child of Light from Ubisoft.

“Oh, to explore the wilds of a land unseen To come away to a place far more bigger than a dream”

Take an extraordinary journey through the vast world of Lemuria and explore its mythical environment as you interact with its inhabitants and discover new locations and secrets. Across your experience through Lemuria you will experience unforgettable encounters, from friendly fairies and gnomes to vile wolves and dark dragons.

Child of Light Enter the Mythical World of Lemuria Video:

Child of Light will be available to download on April 30th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U and PC.

Tomodachi Life Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Posted By Justin Lee On April 11, 2014 at 11:55 am ADD COMMENTS

Take all your preconceived notions about life’s possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It’s time to star in a whole new life. On June 6, visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS system. Everyone you know, and everyone you wish you knew, should prepare to meet their Mii maker – you! – as you build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and even celebrities, all in one wild and hilarious world. The real emotional connection you already share with your Mii characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

The Tomodachi franchise already has taken Japan by storm, selling more than 5.5 million games. Its first North American title, Tomodachi Life, is poised to stake out unprecedented video game territory when it launches June 6. Nintendo announced more details today in a special Tomodachi Life-themed Nintendo Direct. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

“Nintendo fans are familiar with Mii characters, but now they come to life in ways they never have before – with their own lives, interests and personalities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Customization and open-ended play are two big video game trends for 2014, and Tomodachi Life delivers a fun, creative experience that makes you want to visit again and again, because there’s always something interesting going on.”

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Disney Magical World Released Today for the Nintendo 3DS

Posted By Justin Lee On April 11, 2014 at 11:08 am ADD COMMENTS

A whole new world awaits players in Disney Magical World, launching today for the Nintendo 3DS system. After creating a personalized avatar and a customized dream life, players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh. It’s all Disney, all the time, as players interact with beloved characters, run a café to earn in-game coins, set off on ghost-hunting quests and even visit friends’ towns via the StreetPass feature.

“It’s very exciting to see two powerhouses in entertainment – Nintendo and Disney – come together to develop a family-friendly video game,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “With Disney Magical World, players of all ages can experience the magic of Disney through the magic of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.”

Endless opportunities for creativity and customization allow the imagination to run wild in Disney Magical World. With more than 1,000 items, players can hone their design skills to create hundreds of personalized Disney-themed outfits, accessories and furniture. Budding green thumbs can plant and harvest crops in the Hundred Acre Wood. Aspiring restaurateurs can design a café from its décor to its menu. As they foster its success through careful management, players can earn valuable in-game coins and even pique the interest of favourite Disney characters to stop by for a meal. The personal “My Room” retreat above the café offers another customizable opportunity with even more items and furniture.

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Child of Light Making Of Video 2 Released

Posted By Justin Lee On April 11, 2014 at 10:34 am ADD COMMENTS

Child of Light LogoToday, Ubisoft announced partnerships with Cirque du Soleil Media and the singer and pianist Coeur de Pirate, to further develop Child of Light into a well-rounded work of art.

Child of Light is a re-imagining of classic fairytales set against a picturesque background inspired by the watercolor artworks of The Golden Age of Illustration. To help tell the story of Aurora and Lemuria, the Child of Light team enlisted the help of talented Canadian artists Coeur de Pirate to produce the game’s original soundtrack, and le Cirque du Soleil Media, to enhance the sense of theatricality in the game.

To fit the mystical atmosphere of Lemuria, Coeur de Pirate composed an intimate and nostalgic soundtrack that becomes magical with each of Aurora’s adventures. With the support of The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal-based artist was able to recreate the epic and operatic ambiance of in-game fight sequences.

Child of Light The Making Of Video 2:

“Music is one of the most important ways to communicate emotion to players,” said Patrick Plourde, Creative Director, Ubisoft. “The music of Coeur de Pirate is fresh, romantic and optimistic, a perfect match for what we wanted to express with Child of Light. I am extremely honored that she wanted to join us on this adventure.”

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Disney Magical World Review – Nintendo 3DS

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm ADD COMMENTS

Disney Magical World Screenshot 6Disney Magical World when it was first announced sounded like a nice Disney take on the Animal Crossing formula. Sadly the reality is harsher than the imagination can brew up, as this game is a bit disappointing in the fun department, even from the perspective of “kid’s game”. The game is set up in a simulation type setting much like Animal Crossing. You are a person who has arrived at a fictional Disney World, with all your Disney cartoon friends like Mickey, and even some film characters like Aladdin. You can make use of your Mii if you wish, or make a new one. You can collect resources to make new clothes or furniture to use in your cafe, which you can sell dishes to make money. The money of course is then used to buy even more stuff. You can also go to the various worlds from several properties like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. These places have you doing quests that have you play various mini-games, but primarily you will be playing a simple action game where you use a magic wand to fight ghosts and hunt for treasure. Some of the worlds also have fishing holes, and the Winnie the Pooh world can let you try your hand at gardening.

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LEGO The Hobbit Video Game Now Available / Launch Trailer Released

Posted By Justin Lee On April 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm ADD COMMENTS

LEGO Hobbit LogoWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced the launch of LEGO The Hobbit, available now in all major retail stores across North America for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, as well as Windows PC. The game will also be available for Nintendo’s Wii U system on April 22.

“The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and Company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “There is no better way for parents to share the beloved and classic tale told in The Hobbit films with their kids than with LEGO The Hobbit videogame, in which they can discover, explore, and build their way through Middle-earth together like never before.”

Lego The Hobbit Video Game Launch Trailer:

LEGO The Hobbit is based on the first two films of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). Additional content based on the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is planned to be available at a future release date.

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Today, Ubisoft announced that The Crew will be available this fall for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game that takes gamers on a reckless ride throughout a massive, open-world recreation of the United States brimming with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.

The Crew’s premiere gameplay trailer, released today, shows four cars, each in a different iconic region of the United States, forming a crew to continue their journey together across the living, breathing open-world.

The Crew Gameplay Trailer:

The Crew is now available for pre-order in two different editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will grant early access to rides that will prepare gamers for any road—and off-road—conditions. Players who pre-order this edition will receive early access to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10 and their respective sets of full custom and performance parts. The Muscle Edition, which can only be pre-ordered at GameStop, will include all early unlock content from the Limited Edition and will also grant exclusive early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both Editions include 10,000 bonus Crew Credits. Players can pre-order The Crew for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at their local retailers.

For more information on The Crew, please visit: http://thecrewgame.com

NASCAR 14′ Review – Xbox 360 (Also on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC)

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On April 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm ADD COMMENTS

Nascar 14 Screenshot 3NASCAR is a popular sport throughout the United States, followed by millions. It’s only natural that videogames based upon it have cropped up since the inception of gaming. The first NASCAR game was released in 1994 from the Papyrus Design Group. They had a good decade, so much so that drivers even practiced using their games, until Electronic Arts took hold of the license. When their license lapsed, it was free reign on NASCAR games with different games incorporating the sports. In 2010, Eutechnyx stepped into the foray and released several NASCAR-themed titles. Despite a pedigree in driving games, going all the way back to 1988 with Speed Ace on Atari, most of their work recently has been met with middling reviews. Now Eutechnyx brings us NASCAR ’14, published by Deep Silver. The odds seem stacked against this racer finishing at the front of the pack but you never know what will happen, especially in NASCAR.

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition ss_Yue_Jin_02The Dynasty Warrior series has been around for a long time, and it didn’t take long for the main series took the street fighter route, with it’s Xtreme Legends expansions. This version of the game carries on that tradition, but this time as a full release, not requiring the vanilla version of the eighth installment. This also marks the first mainline entry for the Vita as well. But this game also proves that even after eight installments and many spinoffs that sometimes all a gamer needs is a little more of the same to satisfy that simple desire to have fun.

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