Video: Lots of video games use the influence of H.P. Lovecraft's dread-drenched Elder Gods mythos. It's been a while since there's been one that tackled the author's works directly, but an upcoming title is going to attempt just that.
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Video: Forget about dropping $469.95 on the Nintendo Switch just to get your next Super Mario Bros. fix. As Jason Cichon demonstrates, all you need is a big pile of plastic bricks and some mad LEGO skills to build a custom side-scrolling Super Mario level. The only thing that's really missing is a hero.
Video: In the first Injustice game, Superman took over the world and gathered a team of heroes and villains to smack around Batman and the super-folks who objected to super-rule. You can see who won in the new trailer for Injustice 2.
One of the stranger moments of my life occurred this morning, when I competed at virtually milk a cow against a total stranger (hi Garrett!). Using the Nintendo Switch's new Joy-Con controllers, moving it up and down and alternating pressing shoulder buttons, I fought to fill up cups of milk as quickly as possible.
In just a couple of short months, Nintendo's first console since 2012, Switch, will be here. Nintendo made the console's existence known last October, but until yesterday was completely mum on any and all details. Now we know a lot more about the company's shape-shifting console. So here are the facts.
We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on March 3 for $469.95, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn't enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card.
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed key details about its upcoming Switch console, including its release date (March 3) and price (a cool $469.95). None of that mattered, however, once the company brought out an in-house "squid researcher" to introduce Splatoon 2, a sequel to the Wii U's 2015 team shooter coming this winter.
Back in October, Nintendo teased out its latest console, the Nintendo Switch, with a splashy teaser video that left us very, very excited. The neat part about the Switch is that it's two consoles in one. When docked to the TV, it's like a regular set-top box. The "switch" happens when you pull it's screen out from a dock, and attach two Joy Con controllers to the sides, turning it into a portable console for gaming on the go.
After the release of the NES Classic Edition, there's been quite a bit of speculation about what console Nintendo plans to miniaturise next. The SNES? The N64? The geniuses at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, but instead of waiting for Nintendo to make one, they went and hacked together their own.
Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo's insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over a decade ago. And while Nintendo has no plans to revive the portable console, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping up to bring the Game Boy back from the dead.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first. This Space Invaders-themed backpack only looks like a miniature replica of an arcade machine — it doesn't actually let you play the classic video game that has you fending off alien invaders. But we'll happily turn a blind eye to that oversight, because everything else about this pack is fantastic.
I get a huge kick out of fiction within fiction. I particularly love it when fake games are included to further flesh out a world.
We see this in video games a fair bit — particularly card games that players can use to make bank. Gwent is a strong example, being so popular that it's being released as a standalone. And let's not forget the likes of Pazaak and Wicked Grace.
Assassin's Creed isn't the movie that's going to break the string of terrible cinematic experiences based on video games. Way too much of the movie feels like a big-budget advertisement and its attempts to play its dramatic tension straight-faced made me snicker loudly at the screening I went to. It could've been a slyly, self-aware modern day B-movie but it devotes its energy to the wrong stuff.
Unless you've upgraded to a whole home Wi-Fi solution like Linksys' recently announced Velop, you're probably finding your wireless network struggling to keep up these days. If you're a gamer, the last thing you want is lag and dropped frames during online multiplayer matches because someone in another room is watching The Crown on Netflix. So Linksys has created a wireless router that puts gamers first.
Frederator Studios, the animation house responsible for Fairly Odd Parents and Adventure Time, has been trying to get an adaptation of the beloved Dracula-whipping action game franchise Castlevania off the ground for ages. According to the studio's founder, it sounds like the series could now be on track.
The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect — short controller cords not withstanding — and if you can buy one, it's one of our favourite gifts, especially if you don't want to leave the house. But it only plays NES games, and 30 games at that. Plenty of people — us included — would love a tiny system to play our favourite Super Nintendo games. Or Genesis games.