Apologies to the lovable Captain Toad for my tardiness in reporting in on his fun new adventure. I went hands on with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker at E3, but I’ve been too busy to write up impressions for it until now. To make it up to him, I’ve written him a poem: O Captain! My… Read more »
Posts by Ben Lamoreux
Yesterday, the latest episode of Sequelitis was released, dropping some tough criticisms on Ocarina of Time for straying away from (in his opinion) what makes Zelda great. That prompted me to write a response about the balance of elements that make up the Zelda formula. There are many things that people think of when they… Read more »
Nintendo’s annual shareholders meeting took place a few weeks ago, and we now have an official translation of the Q & A session that took place. We covered a lot of the information already thanks to a fan translation, but Shigeru Miyamoto actually elaborated quite a bit more on the Zelda series in the full… Read more »
For those of you die hard Pokémon fans who like to battle competitively, Smogon and the Pokémon Showdown service act as a streamlined way to do so without spending countless hours breeding for a Pokémon with the perfect IVs, the right ability, and a suitable nature, not to mention all that EV training! Nearly nine… Read more »
Quantic Dream, developer of hits like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, is hard at work on an upcoming PlayStation 4 game. We know very little about what they have in mind, but a job listing has shed some light on it, revealing an ambitious goal.
Reggie Fils-Aime: Nintendo Looking to End Game Droughts by Working With Second-Party and Indie Developers
One of the problems that has led to underwhelming Wii U sales is game droughts. Since Wii U launched in December 2012, there have been several instances where a few months came and went without any major ‘system seller’ type titles releasing on the system. How can Nintendo keep that problem from persisting in the… Read more »
Sony President Shuhei Yoshida: Nintendo Balances Out an Industry of ‘Big-Budget, Realistic, Military Shooters’
Despite the fact that Nintendo and Sony are competitors, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida has historically been very civil towards Nintendo, praising Nintendo games and stating that the competition is good for the industry on several occasions. While discussing the reaction to the reveal of LittleBigPlanet 3, Yoshida again had positive things to say about Nintendo,… Read more »
A Response to Sequelitis: There Is No Definitive Zelda Formula, It’s About Finding the Balance That Fits You
Yesterday, Arin ‘Egoraptor’ Hanson (who I learned while waiting next to him in the Smash Bros. line at E3 is just as goofy in person) did what many gamers consider a taboo: he made a video criticizing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Often heralded as ‘the greatest game of all time,’ it’s a… Read more »
Last month, it was revealed that Nintendo is considering how they want to move forward with both 2D and 3D Metroid games, breaking a long silence about the dormant franchise. Not long after, Shigeru Miyamoto polled fans, asking them “What games do you want us to make for Wii U?” The top result was Metroid…. Read more »
This past week’s Japanese sales numbers are in, and Vita got a boost. Freedom Wars debuted at number one and doubled Vita sales over last week, but it wasn’t quite enough to top 3DS. Hit the jump for the breakdown on hardware and software sales.
If you have both a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation 4, or you still just have the last gen console but want to try out the fancy new controller, Sony has released a system update that makes the DualShock 4 wirelessly compatible with PlayStation 3. You can activate your DualShock 4 on PlayStation 3 via… Read more »
Popular streaming service Twitch now racks up over 45 million unique viewers per month, and that number’s only going to get bigger as it’s made compatible with more devices. Twitch recently became available to use on the mobile game Asphalt 8, and more mobile compatibility is planned in the future. What about handheld systems like… Read more »