Monday, April 28, 2008

New Prince of Persia

Cool...Ubisoft has kept this pretty quiet, but a new-gen Prince of Persia is hitting consoles this holiday. According to the press release, "The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style." You can keep your action-adventure genre, buddy. I'd like to see this new art style you're talking about. If the previous games from Ubi's Montreal studio are any indication, this could be pretty cool.

Plus, check out the mysterious website that offers no information whatsoever.

Hey, is there a new GTA coming out or something?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Virtual Console Reviews

In honor of one of the greatest games EVAR, River City Ransom, being added to the Wii's Virtual Console, I've decided to load up on Wii points. But what games to download? There sure have been a lot added since launch, and even with my -- dare I say it -- encyclopedic knowledge of games, I don't recognize all of the titles. What to get? Well, good thing there is VC Reviews, a website devoted to intelligent little reviews of the Wii's little games.

Anyway, in addition to River City Ransom, I think I'm also gonna go with Devil's Crush, Breath of Fire II and Kirby's Adventure.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Old School Ha-Ha

Old schoolers will appreciate this clever blog post depicting funny alterations of Atari 2600 game art. (I was actually a big fan of "Gay French Mario Bros" and "Oh! I Say!")

What really gets me is that today's gamers never even touched most of these games. Obligatory "I feel old" comment follows here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hwood Reporter on FusionFall

Yes, it's true. FusionFall has been moved back a few months. The Hollywood Reporter has some of the details. Stand by for more.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

VMK, RIP

Everyone take off your mouse ears...the Virtual Magic Kingdom is shutting its doors. Sounds like it was planned all along, at least that is how they are spinning it. Thanks to Rob for the head's up.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Movie Writing vs. Game Writing...Fight!

GameSetWatch has a great column by writer Justin Marks about writing for films versus writing for games...and writing for films based on games. It's a very even-handed and thoughtful piece about the subject, and the author should know. He wrote the script for the upcoming Street Fighter movie. He says it's good. We'll see, Mr. Marks!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

More April Fool's Shenanigans

Joystiq very graciously aggregates yesterday's game-related April Fool's tomfoolery into one handy post. Thanks, Joystiq!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

WoW on the 2600

In an extremely clever April Fool's stunt, Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft is finally hitting consoles with the release of Molten Core for the Atari 2600. The trailer is awesome!

And speaking of trailers and April Fool's, if you haven't seen IGN's trailer for the upcoming Zelda movie, you really need to watch it right away!