Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo TaleAttack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale is the latest 3DS eShop title from Japanese indi game dev Level–5. A cross between a Sierra graphic adventure game (The Adventures of Willy Beamish in particular comes to mind) and a Miyazaki film, it tells the story, over a series of “episodes,” of Sohta, whose newfound home in an otherwise quiet rural town is subject to weekly visits from kaiju (giant monsters), not all that dissimilar from the ones in his favorite TV show. Like Journey, this is a game as much about emotions and visuals as the gameplay itself – if not more. At  Read More…

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and 3DS

I Love Poogie Guild CardI don’t really consider myself a big gamer – not necessarily by choice, as much as due to lack of time – but there are a handful of franchises that I care about (for some reason mostly belonging to Capcom), and the Monster Hunter series is certainly among my favorites.  I first discovered this universe by a very strange means: merchandise of a relatively minor character from the series – the Poogie.  This lead me to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the PSP, after which I eagerly anticipated the 2010 release of Monster Hunter Tri for Wii.  As much as I loved Tri, I didn’t get very far into it due to the limited amount of time that our TV is not already in use for something else, vs. being able to pop open my PSPgo whenever I had a few spare moments.  As such, the ability to transfer MH3U save game data between the 3DS and Wii U versions Read More…

OUYA: the $99 Open-Source Android Video Game Console

I’m not sure that any explanation of what OUYA is is necessary – on its first day on Kickstarter, it has already exceeded its goal of $950,000 handily, and broken all sorts of records.  It is being hyped for its potential to disrupt the console space, which is an exciting notion, but while millions of dollars may sound like a lot of money, we’re still only talking tens of thousands of units.  The Nintendo Wii, by comparison, sold 370,000 units in its first two days on sale in Japan.  As much as I look forward to playing whatever games are available for the system at launch, what I’m far more excited about is the notion of a hackable Android device that connects to my TV – as well as the opportunity to create and experience homebrew-style games without voiding any warranties! ( ̄ Д)=3

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