One of the senior marketing staff of Microsoft's French Xbox division has put an end to rumours of any sort of 2012 launch of new Xbox hardware, saying: "What's certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012."
I, like the Canadian animator Joel Furtado, would like to see Nintendo do an HD sequel to TheWind Waker. Sadly it’s never going to happen. But unlike me, Joel has talent, so decided to make his own awesome “The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle” trailer.
Talk about overstuffing the pudding. One Epic Game features zombies, aliens, medieval knights, time travel, the apocalypse, evil masterminds, nazis, and the President of the United States of America. In fact, all of the cliches and tropes of every app you've ever played, thrown together into one classy package.
They might tell you something different at the job centre, but origami is an incredibly valuable skill. Making an accordion out of a P45 is a great way to stick it to the man. And bank managers love it when you fold a five pound note into a shirt, right before their very eyes. Consequently, we approached Paper Monsters with trepidation. Surely this platform adventure wouldn't dare cast aspersions against our favourite pastime? Would it?
The uptake of NFC tech is about to get a big boost, with Nintendo saying it's sticking NFC chips into the Wii U controller. And for your longer-range communication needs, Nintendo's latest attempt at doing the internet will also be incorporated into the new machine.
Sweeping generalisation alert. The pecking order in video games goes something like this – PC gamers look down on console gamers; console gamers look down on app gamers; and app gamers look down on social media gamers. One play of Triple Town however, an iOS and Android port of the Facebook phenomenon, and all notions of sneering superiority are quickly dispelled. It's just a great game, regardless of the platform it originated on.
Shortly after announcing some terrible financial data including a predicted full-year loss of around £370m thanks to aggressive hardware price-cuts, Nintendo's president revealed a launch date for its Wii U console. The crazy tablet hybrid will arrive in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan in time for 2012's Christmas consumer bonanza. That'll fix everything. [Reuters]
The original Home Sheep Home was good enough to earn a BAFTA nomination, a clever puzzle game with a quirky sense of humour, and the sequel has been kicking around on the App Store for a while now. Does it recapture the same madcap magic of the original? Or is it no more satisfying than a luke-warm doner kebab?
We've had plenty of rumours regarding announcement dates, names and even some possible functionality for Microsoft's next home console -- now the latest rumour says MS is planning a late-2013 launch for its next-next-generation home machine.
People of Earth. You are DOOOOOOOOOMED. How's that for a cheery sentiment on a Tuesday afternoon? No seriously, you're doomed. There's no hope, not unless you boot up Unstoppable Gorg on your iPad and fight the good fight against an army of bug-eyed aliens. Actually, that sounds like it might be quite fun.
Some enterprising users have managed to hack together Remote Play support for a load of full PS3 games to play them via the PS Vita. They’ve managed to get some triple AAA titles like Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham Asylum working without a hitch too. I want one. Now.
There's a good reason why TV shows like Police Camera Action are so popular. It's not because viewers want to see justice being done. It's because most criminals are alarmingly stupid, especially behind of the wheel of a car, and it makes great entertainment. Smash Cops is built around the same principle, and it valiantly lives up to its name.
Minecraft really is a fantastic thing when dedicated people put their heads together to create amazing worlds to explore. Now you can re-live a portion of your N64-playing childhood with Hyrulecraft – a faithful 1:1 scale world recreation of arguably the best Zelda game ever made, Ocarina of Time.