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Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC game review by Maxwell McGee

Mass Effect 3
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

Here we are then, at the real end of the Mass Effect saga. Appropriately, Citadel isn’t about saving the galaxy, but about saying goodbye – goodbye to Commander Shepard, to the Normandy, and to Mass Effect as we know it. It doesn’t change anything about how the trilogy ended, or make any fresh apologies for it. Nor does it offer hints on its future or change...

Minecraft May Come to PlayStation 3 But Not Wii U

Wii U
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

Mojang has revealed that it may one day bring Minecraft to the PlayStation 3, but a Wii U version is “unlikely”. Speaking to iGamer (via Edge), Minecraft Pocket lead designer Jens Bergensten revealed that other consoles would be considered once the game’s exclusivity deal runs out with Microsoft. “Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles,”...

Ubisoft Explains The Difference Between Next Gen And PS3/360 Versions of Assassin’s Creed 4

Assassin’s Creed 4
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is a next-gen game and will also contain support for next-gen console features. Ubisoft has revealed some information on the difference between current gen and next-gen versions of the game. “The game will also be available on Next Gen consoles,”  Jean Guesdon, Creative Director revealed. “In addition to improved graphics and physic,...

Xbox ’720′ info revealed by inside Source

US commission says Xbox infringes Motorola patents
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

The next-generation console rumors have been flying around for the past 2 years. Recently, the speculations have been out of control as a possible announcement date gets closer. Speaking with a source who has had hands-on time with the new Xbox console prototype, we’ve learned a few new details. Under conditions of anonymity the source had this to say in regards to testing:   “Microsoft...

“Xbox 720 Won’t Block Used Games” Source says

xbox_controller
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

With almost every game journalism site reporting that the Xbox ’720′ will not allow used games to be played on the console, it’s easy to start believing it. These sites however all report the exact same information with just a few of the usual tweaks to make the story seem unique, all while citing the same original source. Finding this report highly unlikely, this journalist...

Nintendo and Namco Team for Mario Kart Arcade Game

on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

Mario Kart Arcade Game

Arcades may have long faded from their prominence in much of the world, but that isn’t stopping Nintendo and Namco Bandai. The two publishers are once again teaming up to develop a new Mario Kart game, titled Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX, for Japanese arcades. Due later this year, the game will make its debut in just two weeks time at the Japan Amusement Expo.

GP DX looks to be standard Mario Kart fare, and appears to include some of the franchise’s newer concepts, including the glider mechanics first introduced in Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS. The game also appears to include some sort of camera system to display racer’s faces in various ways. According to translations provided by members of NeoGAF, other modes listed by Namco Bandai include a single-player Grand Prix mode, two-player Co-op, “Clone Battle” mode and a competitive mode, which will support up to four players.

Could latest iteration of the Mario Kart arcade series (the third, to be precise) hitting this year also be a signal that Namco Bandai is working on Mario Kart for Wii U? Nintendo certainly is pursuing more partnerships these days (see, well, Namco Bandai leading development on Super Smash Bros.). Either way, we won’t have to wait long to find out. Mario Kart is due to debut in playable form for the home console at E3 2013.

Ubisoft’s Wii U Olive Branch: An Exclusive Rayman Demo

on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

Wii U gamers weren’t pleased when news broke that Rayman Legends was no longer exclusive to the console. Furthermore, the delay seemed to mostly be fueled by the fact that it’s being ported to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Ubisoft’s decision caused us to contemplate Wii U’s struggle to remain relevant while Nintendo gamers themselves were curious why they couldn’t get...

Why Monster Hunter Is So Popular In Japan (And Struggles Everywhere Else)

Monster Hunter
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By Matt Kaludi

The Monster Hunter series wasn’t always the “monster” (heh heh) hit it is currently. Originally released for the PS2, the first game, Monster Hunter, and its sequel,Monster Hunter G, sold less than a million copies each. It wasn’t until the game went hand-held to the PSP with Monster Hunter Portable (Monster Hunter Freedom in the west) that Capcom...