YouTube is a wonderful place to go if you want to see what a game is like before you decide whether or not to buy it. YouTubers around the world upload “Let’s Play…” videos, which are essentially free advertising for games. They allow potential buyers to see the game in action before purchasing it. However, YouTubers who monetize their videos to collect advertising revenue may not be uploading anything Nintendo-related in the future.
Nintendo has issued a “content ID match claim” on YouTube videos that contain audio or video (of a certain length) from its games. Essentially, this means that Nintendo will now be collecting the revenue made from advertisements that appear before and after these videos, and, in turn, the creators of these videos will receive nothing. Read the rest of this entry
With the Wii U now having been on the market since November of 2012, Nintendo has recently decided to release its sales numbers.
From its original launch on November 18th, 2012 in the US, the unit sold 3.08 million units through December 31st. Those already low numbers sank even further with the first fiscal quarter of 2013 (January 1st to March 31st) over and the Wii U only selling 390,000 units.
This news was followed by Nintendo announcing that they will not be having a large E3 conference, which comes as a surprise to many as this has become the norm for E3. Some are speculating how much this might hurt the big N.
As a current Xbox 360 owner and having only ever owned Nintendo consoles until this generation, (Okay I had a PS2. Everyone had a PS2. My grandma still kicks my ass in Twisted Metal) this news makes me sad, to be honest. I was very excited to own the Wii. I was hopeful to play games with characters I had from my childhood: Link, Metroid, the whole gang. Sadly, that console had few good titles and was mostly weighed down by shovelware. Read the rest of this entry
The Special Edition and the Collectors Edition's of Ubisoft's flagship game this holiday season Watch Dogs has leaked online. Two separate stores have revealed exactly what consumers will get if they pre-order either the Special Edition of Watch Dogs, or the Collectors Edition. The Special Edition of the game includes an additional mission entitled Breakthrough. Here's the description from the site:
Note: This article contains spoilers from more than 30 minutes of Beyond: Two Souls gameplay.
Beyond: Two Souls is the first game I've seen that lets you play through both a suicide attempt and the birth of a child.
It's a game that asks big questions about life and death, all the while straddling the line between "game" and "cinema." None of that is surprising since it comes from the mind of Quantic Dream's David Cage, who's known for pushing gaming narrative boundaries with titles like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy.
Many fans of true survival horror are disappointed in the way the genre has changed over the years. Classic survival horror series such as Resident Evil have turned into nothing more than action-packed games that are more like Michael Bay than Chris Redfield. However, 2013 seems to be the year that survival horror will make a true comeback, thanks to some awesome indie game developers who know just what gamers really want.
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Publisher: Frictional Games
Available on: PC, Mac, Linux
Release date: Q2 2013
Fans of survival horror are sure to be familiar with 2010′s Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is known by many to be the scariest game of all time. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, an indirect sequel to the original, is set sixty years after the events of The Dark Descent in 1899.
Among The Sleep
Developer: Krillbite Studio
Producer: Ole Andreas Jordet Available on: PC, Mac (Digital download only)
Release date: Q4 2013
Among The Sleep does something many gamers have wanted for a while: it puts you in the shoes of a two-year-old child. The game is played in first-person, drawing you ever further into the mind of the little boy. This looks like a very unique game that is capturing a lot of attention from survival horror fans. Read the rest of this entry
With the date now set as May 21st, Microsoft will be the last major console company to unveil its new console, codenamed the Durango and sometimes referred to as the 720. Microsoft is going to want to make a big splash at its press conference and shortly later at E3 if it wants to make a strong case against Sony, and some might argue Nintendo.
Before the announcement today of the new consoles future announcement (anouncementception.) There was much speculation as to why it was taking the Seattle based computer company so long to enter into this generation of gaming. A reason to that was much to do with the, reported idea that the console would be, “always on.”
As many of you most likely know, the idea of the “always on” console has been tossed around for some time, with it very recently gaining a lot of attention with tweets by now-former Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth,who said: “Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an “always on” console. Every device now is “always on”. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit.” (That’s the tweet that got him fired.) Read the rest of this entry
Hello everyone! SHWR/Kevin here and I’m going to showcase the Bow in Crysis 3! The bow is a stealth weapon that can be used while cloaked and is the only weapon that allows you to fire your weapon while remaining fully cloaked! It comes with three different tips that are: Anti-Armor, Anti-Personnel, and Anti-Air.
I hope you guys enjoy this gameplay of Crysis 3! I really enjoy it! (Despite playing it at HARDEST DIFFICULTY!!!)
Have a wonderful @$$ day!
Today, a new Nintendo Direct was released with details about Pikmin 3, Shin Megami Tensei 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a new Mario Party game, a new Mario Golf game, and more. Watch the Nintendo Direct video below.