One of the few drawbacks of gaming on the PC is that save data are not easily transferable – the files are scattered in different folders and don’t always have the same format, so hunting them one by one can be inconvenient.
Atlus’ Zeldariffic action-adventure-comedy RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes is already out, and the user-created heroes are already starting to pour in at the official Hall of Heroes, where people who own the game can upload and download said creations.
The ESRB’s website has frequently been a source of video game leaks and spoilers, but I don’t know what to make of this. Apparently there’s an upcoming game for the Nintendo Wii in which players tend to a fireplace.
Jordan Mechner – creator of classics like Karateka and Prince of Persia, among other things – posted his old journal entries on his website. The journal – which Mechner started in 1985 after graduating from college – tells “how Prince of Persia came to be, and how it almost didn’t.”
It’s true that the original Game Boy is a timeless piece of portable video gaming. Heck, I know that I spent countless hours trying to beat my best at Tetris. In this great little hack, the familiar green screen is gone.
If you’ve still got an N64, you probably haven’t used it in a while. The age of Nintendo’s 64-bit gaming platform didn’t stop Bentomo from shrinking his N64 into a portable form. I have to say that this build is totally amazing, reminding me of the TurboGrafix-16 portable, the TurboExpress.
A lot of fans of the tactical video game X-COM were disappointed, to put it mildly, when 2K Marin announced that they’ll be remaking the cult classic as a First-Person Shooter. If you’re one of those fans, know that the X-COM spirit is still being copied alive, and it’s coming to the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.
It looks like South Koreans won’t be able to play video games during the wee hours of the night. There is going to be an enforced ban, which will start at midnight.
The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided that gaming addiction has gotten to epic levels, so they will be enforcing a ban on online gamers, especially MMOs.
A lot of gamers – myself included – prefer to use the third-person point of view when driving vehicles in video games. I just find it easier to steer if I can see how far my vehicle is from a turn; in first-person I always end up steering too late.
If you’ve ever wanted to take your PS3 on the go, this could be the best way to do so. I’ve taken consoles on the road, but it usually involved lugging an LCD display and a bunch of other stuff to make it work.
So you think Pac-Man likes eating those yellow pellets huh? You think the brightly colored maze and ghosts are cute? Think again!
I didn’t know that that yellow wakka wakka wakka-ing mouth is actually a living, breathing person trapped in physical and drug-induced mazes by a cruel man who clearly saw too much of, uhm, Saw!
It didn’t take long for those crazy guys at iFixit to tear down a Nintendo DSi XL. Heck, it was only released in the US yesterday! What took them so long?
Sure, it was released a few months ago in Japan, but unless you’re a hardcore Nintendo gamer, playing all those games in Japanese doesn’t really interest me much.
A sneaky press release (pdf, Japanese) reveals that the next version of the Nintendo DS will feature glasses-free 3D. Tentatively called Nintendo 3DS, the device will apparently still be compatible with DS and DSi games.