Nintendo has a reputation of being the family friendly brand when it comes to consoles and video games with the Wii being coined the ‘Kiddie Console’ by many. For those gamers who believe this, and avoid Nintendo, because they are to cool for kiddie games, let me just say two things. One, many of these so called kiddie games are some of the best gaming experiences you can have. And two, with the likes of the Resident Evil Series, House Of The Dead Series, The Conduit, Mad World, and now Cursed Mountain there is a growing selection of good games aimed at the mature gamer. Ignoring Nintendo is now becoming your loss as a gamer.
With Uncharted 2 Among Thieves nearing release, Sony NZ has planned a treasure hunt to get people into the spirit of the game. Unfortunately, the obvious route of raiding graves at local cemeteries that ButtonMasher would have endorsed was passed up for an online treasure hunt.
The first step to taking part in the event is to find Nathan Drakes Facebook page and follow what he posts.
Once upon a time, I picked up a bundle of games called the Revolution Adventure Pack (or something). It was mostly a bunch of Broken Sword games, but it has a little game in it called Beneath A Steel Sky. I never actually managed to get any of those games working under whatever modern windows environment I was running, but I never felt like I’d been ripped off, because I’d already got so much value out of playing it at my friends house. Now I’m paying for it again (and this time I’m actually playing it) on the iPhone, and the best part? Early onset Alzheimer’s is letting me play it like it’s the first time all over again!
Blood Opera acrobatics has become the unicorn of the third person action genre with no-one really able to find a way to present a cohesive and engaging way to package it in videogame form. Wet is a game about a woman with a sword on her back and guns at her sides, murdering hundreds of guys to the tunes of some surf-rock. If it already sounds very Tarantino-wannabe, then you’ve probably already got a very good impression of what this game is about.
Rockstar’s really chucking these things at us. Here’s another GTA IV Episodes trailer to whet your appetite. Ever wanted to leap off a motorbike, onto a plane that’s about to take off? Well now you can! Hopefully it’s not just a cutscene.
Video after the break.
Extraction is not your typical PS3/Xbox 360 to Wii port. Most notably because its not a port at all. It’s a new game with a new story and a new play style. Extraction is a prequel to last year’s Dead Space and the story revolves around a small group of colonists who make their way through the beginning of the Necromorph infection on the planet Aegis VII and onto the USG Ishimura. Those who played the original will remember both these locations, and while certain portions are instantly recognisable, you see these from a new perspective and under different circumstances.The story picks up three weeks before the events of the original game. You start the game on Aegis VII where the marker is about to be transported to the Ishimura, and you see the origins of the Necromorphs and witness the transformation of the Inhabitants on the ship.
The second half of this video hold information that most GTA IV fans will already be familiar with, the first part however will introduce you to some new comrades of the main character Luis. Not only do we meet these two in the video, but it also highlights ButtonMashers drastic need to get some special handshakes, you know, like how the cool kids do it…. and the Fresh Prince.
Video after the break.
The trailers released so far for the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 have generally been pretty good. The latest one is easily the best so far and is basically made of pure awesome. With bacon. The trailer can be found after the break.
If, like me, you have all the musical talent of Kurt Cobain, in his current state, then the music rhythm genre is no doubt a nice escape into a world that is so readily accessible in the real world but one you wouldn’t be caught dead in. The Guitar Hero franchise had this market sewn up for a while but now with Rockband playing hardball, Guitar Hero has had to step up their game in order to stay alive in this digital rock and roll world. Have they got a hit on their hands? Or have they hit a bum note?
Contrary to the title, Starfy is not legendary, in fact this is his first game to be released outside of Japan. He is a little star shaped character that lives in a palace in the clouds and happens to be a prince. At first I thought that Starfy was a Star, because after all he does live in the clouds, but then I started thinking he was a Starfish, like Patrick Star (SpongeBob’s friend), because he swims like a real pro and has a spin attack, it turns out he might not be either. Not knowing what he is doesn’t mean I can’t play with him though, even though he isn’t one of them that’s the whole premise of the entire Pokemon franchise, right?