My new New Nintendo 3DS XL arrived yesterday, and I've been putting it through its paces. I considered writing a detailed review for TAY, but Stephen Totillo's assessment is pretty much spot on, and there's not a whole lot for me to add. It's a nice but hardly essential upgrade, so if you have the means and the…
The Washington Post features this write-up on an expanded repository of old PC-DOS games, now playable for free in your browser (while it lasts).
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata recently gave a rare and wide-ranging interview to Japanese gaming site 4gamer, excerpts of which are now being translated into English by some of the fine folks over at NeoGAF.
What happens when you mash up Super Mario Bros., "Duck Dynasty" and "Dancing With the Stars"? Apparently, you get this crowd-pleasing freestyle ballroom performance that earned perfect scores from the judges.
This week, Target brings back its annual pre-holiday sale on video games — buy two, get one free. A few guys in line ahead of me were getting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as part of their haul, no doubt reminded by this helpful display.
This week, Microsoft announced a holiday season discount on Xbox One, slashing the price of no-Kinect console bundles to $350. It's a very good deal, and a shot across Sony's bow heading in to the crucial Christmas sales season.
My good friend and colleague Laurie Segall profiles Choi "Polt" Seong-Hun, the Starcraft II world champion, and his impressive haul on the pro e-sports circuit.
Will it be the equivalent of the Super Mario Bros. movie for a younger generation? Probably not, since the kids it's aimed at won't even care about the link to the mobile game series.
Image & Form today announced its next game in the outstanding SteamWorld series, SteamWorld Heist. It's very early, but it looks very promising! And speaking of promises, it seems the developers promised exclusive interviews to more than one gaming website. Just search "SteamWorld exclusive" on Twitter and see what…
UPDATE 3: Wow!!! About 100 requests for my three download codes. Thanks for playing, congratulations to the winners, and for everyone else — I really wish I had more codes to give away! But take heart, the public demo is next Saturday. You'll make it!!!
There is no weekend like Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta. We have five major NCAA football games, the USA 500 NASCAR race, the Decatur Book Festival (one of the nation's largest), and of course Dragon*Con. It may be overshadowed by the earlier San Diego Comic-Con, and of course Pax Prime happening the same weekend…
I spent the better part of my day at Dragon*Con here in Atlanta. I will have many more photos to share on Sunday (the best events are Saturday, so I'll be documenting them again as I did last year for TAY). But I just had to show you all this video I grabbed of what is probably the most elaborate cosplay I've ever…
I know we rarely (never) talk about sports games here on TAY, but I thought this was interesting nonetheless: hardcore hipster gaming blog NPR reports the new Madden NFL '15 game will, for the first time, feature real tattoos on American football players.
What might happen if we got a Super Smash Bros.-style Mario Kart mash-up? And if PlayStation characters started showing up, too?
Nintendo is presently soliciting responses to a lengthy survey about E3, amiibo and social media via its Facebook page. You can try the link below to participate — though I'm unsure if it will allow everyone to do so, since it may be limited to the USA.
"But what's different this time is that even diehard fans, many of whom are longtime MK fans who have relished virtually snapping an opponent's spine for years — have begun to express dismay at some of the blood-spraying imagery of the game."
A team of developers with background including the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro series is preparing to launch a Kickstarter for a new game in that vein, Areal. The Kickstarter page is still in preview / demo mode, but was apparently leaked by an Italian website and is getting feedback already.
Well, maybe near you.