Derek Hall

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How a sexy game was snuck onto the Wii U

If a developer wants to make a video game that is sexually-suggestive and can lead to a naughty time, they could learn a thing or two from slumber party games, according to Lau Korsgaard, a developer from KnapNok Games who is also part of the Copenhagen Game Collective.<p>KnapNok is best known for <i>Spin</i> …

White Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Spotted

We spotted a white colored Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter at a recent Nintendo event.<p>When we asked Nintendo representatives about this white …

Retrogaming

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition gives freedom back to the Dungeon Master

When the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out in 2008 I pounced on it. I hadn't played D&D since middle school and the new system had a lot of good buzz. I coaxed and cajoled a core group of five players together and for the next four years met monthly to lead a small group of characters …

Behold, Improved Pokémon Cards

You know what? Pokémon cards aren't beautiful enough. But someone is fixing that.<p>The cards you see above, which feature Spheal, Mawile and Magmar, …

Pokémon

R.I.P. Robin Williams: 8 Video Games That He Loved to Play

by Jonathan Leack Aug 11th, 2014<p>You might know Robin Williams for his roles in top-rated films like the universally acclaimed <i>Good Will Hunting,</i> the …

Robin Williams

Japan used to rule video games, so what happened?

Everyone knows video games are big in Japan, but in recent years the question has been whether Japan’s still big in video games. “Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished,” said <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Dead Rising</i> creator Keiji Inafune at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, and five years on there’s no …

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10 Great Video Game Easter Egg Collections

Happy Easter, everybody! I’m guessing not many people will be choosing to read the Internet today instead of testing the limits of human chocolate …

Easter

The Many Characters We Hope To Play As In Hyrule Warriors

The creators behind Hyrule Warriors are calling the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Zelda mash-up a celebration of the Zelda series, saying you will be …

New Hyrule Warriors details cover the latest stage reveals

This week’s issue of Famitsu has another update on Hyrule Warriors. While Monday’s Hyrule Warriors Direct beat the magazine to the punch with new …

Death Valley

Hyrule Warriors Retailer Exclusive DLC Revealed

During the Hyrule Warriors Direct, it was noticed at the end that people who buy the game from certain retailers would receive a Costume Pack from …

Costumes

Retro Scope: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

The Mario RPG games– Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario, respectively– are some of the most prolific and successful franchises in the Nintendo canon, …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Playing video games won't turn your kids into zombies – it's good for their brains

The best gaming experiences stimulate the mind and encourage creative thinking, argues Ian Livingstone.<p>When you watch children playing games, do you think that apart from being entertained they are also learning creatively through a process of trial and error and problem-solving, or do you think …

Twitch defeats Pokemon Red, moves on to Pokemon Crystal

The bold social experiment has entered a new phase, with the Twitch community beating Pokemon Red and starting on Pokemon Crystal.<p><b>Twitch Plays</b> …

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war

Just in case you're someone who's inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn't about to go out …

Why Nintendo was the right decision for Bayonetta 2

<i>Bayonetta 2</i> would never have existed without aid from Nintendo, Platinum Games' creative producer JP Kellams stated in a recent presentation, defending the decision to bring the sequel to Wii U.<p>A video from the presentation offers some insight into why the game is not available on alternative …

36 Years Of Console Prices, Adjusted For Inflation

If you thought the PS4 and Xbox One's launch prices were expensive, well, they kinda were! But not as expensive as the NES. Or Neo Geo. Or Saturn, Or …

Retrogaming

Hear the 'Super Mario Bros.' theme played on an ancient Chinese instrument

The <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme is possibly the most ubiquitous (and perhaps played-out) video game music around, but a young musician has found a way to make it interesting again — by performing it on an ancient Chinese instrument called the sheng. The instrument's natural tone fits perfectly with the</i> …

Wii U - Hyrule Warriors Teaser Trailer

Nintendo Direct 12.18.13

Nintendo Minute -- Mega Man 2

One day in, Steam Tags are often more abusive than useful (update)

As Valve works to improve discoverability on Steam, some of its users are taking advantage of a new feature to troll other users and harass developers.<p>Valve launched Steam Tags yesterday, whereby Steam users can categorize games with any label they can think of, and while some Steam users are using …

Bold Move, Nintendo

Here is the next big game for Nintendo's Wii U displayed on my TV. Do you see something strange in this picture?<p>Hint: look at that screen on the …

Retrogaming