I grew up on these books, but it's been years. It was surprisingly easy to sink back into the world once more
Simple graphics hide a deceptively deep story in this platform puzzler
It's time to take aim at some familiar shapes - but with some new twists in the gameplay
Some signs of new life in this yearly shooter are more than welcome
A new console and a new visual style - but the same great characters and stories
Saturday, June 9, 2012
My oldest? She mostly plays games like The Sims, but she absolutely loves games with unique artwork too. She might not play, but she will plop down next to me and watch me play, which can be fun too because it gets us sitting together and talking as we pass the time. One such title I think will appeal to her is...
Friday, June 8, 2012
As a result? I watch events like E3 and simply try to take it all in and figure out what games and hardware over the next year or two is going to appeal to my family and myself and not get riled up over console exclusives. So, here is the second part of my highlights from E3, starting with...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
All was not lost however. There were some very good showings from individual game developers. While I would have liked to see more surprises - it felt like everyone's pre-E3 announcements took a lot of the punch out of the event itself - there is still some good stuff to talk about, so I thought I would briefly list some of the highlights for me coming out of this year's conference. I will break this up into a few parts to include video for anyone who hasn't gotten to see something that may be of interest to them, but too many embed videos in a single page can be rough for loading purposes. Plus there are some upcoming items I have not yet gotten to see, but will surely want to talk about (like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and Disney Epic Mickey 2) I have to start with...
For me personally at the time, the 3DS portion of the conference last year did not resonate all that well as I did not have a 3DS. This year I have one, and the with the Wii U coming out soon, I had much higher expectations from this conference - it felt like it would be much more relevant to fans.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
But in the meantime, if you are a PlayStation 3 owner, and you don't have PlayStation Plus, now might be a very solid time to sign up for a month or three. Just hope you have plenty of hard drive space. For those who haven't used PlayStation Plus yet, the premise is this: While you are a subscriber, you get access to demos (complete with the ability to earn trophies) and 'free' games. The catch on the free games is that they only will play while you are an active subscriber. For those who like to purchase content on the PlayStation Network however, being a PlayStation Plus subscriber sometimes gives you some nice discounts too, and unlike the freebies, games you actually purchase while a subscriber are yours to play indefinitely, even when your subscription runs out.