In 1989, there was a revolution, and it wasn’t televised. Instead, it was broadcast from the world’s collective pockets, each one holstering a gray brick with a monochrome screen and brightly colored buttons. The Gameboy, as it was lovingly dubbed, was not Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile market, but it is the most fondly remembered of their endeavors. There’s a reason for that. Unlike the Game and Watch and other forms of portable entertainment from the era, the Gameboy offered up a breadth of experiences that mimicked and, in some cases, rivaled the output of home consoles. The Gameboy was an obsession, not just a distraction, and it has left in the 25 years since its release a wake that is still reflected in modern entertainment. To commemorate the Gameboy’s silver anniversary, Got Game has requested that I comb through the decades’ worth of software attributed to the platform in an effort to identify its ten best … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Game Boy games (Original and Color)
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The main selling point of the Nintendo Switch is that it has the ability to turn into a home console when docked and it can also become a handheld device once removed from the dock and while this feature is impressive on its own this is just one piece of the puzzle and there is much more you will need to consider when deciding whether or not you are going to buy this device.At the heart of the Nintendo Switch we have the tablet. A fundamental thing to note here is that all graphics and CPU processing is done by the tablet whether it is docked or in hand-held form. This factor on its own is impressive however looking at the form factor it is no surprise that the resolution that you will be playing at in handheld mode is 720p.The tablet is a huge improvement as compared to the Wii U gamepad in all aspects. Looking at how the processing is done by the tablet natively it can be said that the Nintendo Switch is a replacement for the 3DS instead of the Wii U but the company has said that … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Review: Is The Hybrid Console Worth It? Joycon Connectivity Issue An Actual Problem?
[Gamasutra is teaming up with game criticism weblog Critical Distance to present Christopher Hyde's round-up of the wealth of excellent games being produced outside the realm of 'AAA' titles in 2009, compiling his take on the best 99 free to download video games released this year.]This past year will go down for me personally as the year in which my spending on video games plummeted, due to personal dissatisfaction with the costs in money and time demanded by most of the AAA products out there on the shelves.To that end, I’ve since turned my eyes towards the burgeoning free games scene and to be honest what I’ve found is pretty darned spectacular. Creative talents all over the world are out there spinning out downloadable, browser, Flash and Unity games that you can while away enjoyable hours on without having it cost you one red cent.Now sure, you do need a computer as a platform, and might also sometimes have to suffer through some ads to get to the games. And you may … [Read more...] about Opinion: The 99 Best Free Games Of 2009
Samanosuke AkechiSamanosuke Akechi, the protagonist of the first and third entries in the Onimusha series with Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, would be a stellar addition to Capcom’s roster in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Not only is Samanosuke a skilled swordsman that’s able to wield a number of weapons such as katanas, broadswoards, and battle-axes, but also he can dish out a fair amount of damage with magical attacks like the ability to generate warriors out of thin air and the capacity to transform into a True Onimusha capable of defeating creatures as fearsome and fantastical as the king of the Genma demon race, Fortinbras.In his normal form, Samanosuke would more than likely cater to players who are comfortable with chaining together speedy slash attacks to chip away at their opponents’ damage bars. When taking into account his ability to shift into Oni form, though, Samanosuke would surely be a lot more difficult to control, much like the … [Read more...] about 10 New Characters That Should Be in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is the first-person survival horror title from Terminal Reality. VG247’s Dave Cook speaks with the team to learn more about its TV adaptation.Survival InstinctSurvival Instinct is based on the AMC show The Walking Dead, which in turn is based on Robert Kirkman’s comic series.The game stars Daryl and Merle Dixon, played in the show by Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker. Both have lent their likenesses and voices to the game.You can watch the most recent Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer here. It features very little shooting.Activision has announced the Walker Herd Survival Pack DLC for all gamers who pre-order the game before launch. If you want it you better hurry, because the game’s out next week.Perception is a funny old thing. When The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was revealed by Activision it was perceived by many gamers to be a first-person shooter. Given the publisher’s track record with pumping out Call of Duty … [Read more...] about Walking Dead: Survival Instinct isn’t a shooter, OK?
Stronghold has long been a refuge for Age of Empires players tired of being accused of turtling - somewhere to go to build palisades without persecution. Firefly perfected the formula twelve years ago, and are just now returning to medieval Syria for Crusader 2 - replete with physics-enabled castle crumbling and a new 3D engine. The game’s out on Steam tomorrow, and we’d like to give five of you a code - if you’ll answer us a question. The question is this: if you had to design a defence feature for your castle, what would it do? And, more pertinently, what would you call it? Answers in the comments, please, and we’ll be in touch with the inventors of the five most entertaining and effective siege deterrents. You’ll also want to make sure you’ve given us an email address in your site profile, or we won’t know where to send the code and will be sad. Crusader II’s Special Edition comes with a digital art book, soundtrack, and bonus copy of … [Read more...] about We’ve got five codes for Stronghold Crusader 2’s Special Edition. Would you like one?
Diligent data miners have uncovered evidence of a “rubber banding” mechanic hidden in the game code for FIFA 17.The evidence, uncovered thanks to the efforts of users over at /r/FIFA, began with the discovery of a single piece of code that mentioned “momentum”, apparently linked to the team chemistry stat in the FIFA Ultimate Team mode. //— team chemistry (0-100) (used in momentum) For the unaware, a “rubber band mechanic” alters game difficulty on the fly, making the game harder – or easier – depending on how well the player is doing at that particular time. As a mechanic, it seeks to maintain a challenge for the player, keeping the difficulty at a relatively similar level throughout their playtime. How this balancing takes place is down to the individual game – but in a game like FIFA 17, could conceivably take the form of seemingly impossible passes, incredible plays, and unstoppable players.The rabbit … [Read more...] about FIFA 17 Community Enraged After Data Mine Finds “Rubber Banding”
By: Matthew Rorie The people at Obsidian have about as storied a history of creating computer RPGs as any company can lay claim to. Taken as a whole, the company employs designers who have worked on games like Knights of the Old Republic II, Icewind Dale, Fallout II, and Planescape: Torment. The game that Obsidian itself is most well known for, however, is Neverwinter Nights 2, the sequel to BioWare's original Neverwinter Nights. The game was a critical success when it was released in 2006, featuring an epic and lengthy adventure, with mechanics that hearkened back to the good old days of Baldur's Gate. A full party could be created and directly controlled by the player (as opposed to Neverwinter Nights, where only one character could be directly controlled at a time). Although the game had its rough spots, many of them were polished after patching, allowing Obsidian to focus on loads of new content for the expansion pack, Mask of the Betrayer. After the events at the end of … [Read more...] about Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer Walkthrough
Alphabetia is a miserable disease. Like Malaria its symptoms come and go without warning. I realised I was having an attack early this morning in the shower. Usually, when it comes to lathering – apologies for the following mental image imposition – I’m a conventional head-to-toes sort of guy. Today’s ankles-buttocks-chest sequence was a sure sign something was amiss.Right now I can’t think of a single wargame that’s maturing as speedily or as sure-footedly as this free Patton’s Best-inspired roguelike. In recent weeks Rev Sudasana (Gregory Adam Scott) has added a host of great features including optional area-linked missions (capture, recon, defend, rescue) and enemy counterattacks. On the way is a top-down tank view that should enrich shell exchanges and aid crew management.Thanks to loyal royal equerries Benchmark Sims, Falcon 4.0’s reign as the king of modern air combat sims looks to set to continue for a good few years yet. The … [Read more...] about The Flare Path: Alphabetised
This article was originally published on GameSpot's sister site onGamers.com, which was dedicated to esports coverage.With the Season 4 World Championship for League of Legends starting next week, lolesports undertook the task of deciding the top 20 players in attendance. With their list stirring up much discussion, due to the placings of specific players, I decided to create my own top 20 list.20. YellOwStaR (Support of fnatic)fnatic is a team stacked with skill and very diverse playing styles, but YellOwStaR is the one whose play brings all the disparate parts together into unison. For a team like fnatic, famed for their skirmishing and pick style, good shot-calling is a must, as waiting in a brush will cost your team if you don't get something for it. YellOwStaR's shot-calling is as streaky as fnatic's form, and seemingly a strong contributing factors to that aspect of their nature, but he leads both his botlane and his team with an impressive intuitive force.The former aspect, as … [Read more...] about Thorin’s Top 20 players at the LoL Season 4 World Championship