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So controlling your MMORPG characters with console peripherals is apparently the new hotness. Whether it's because of the brawler-style button mashing of DC Universe Online, the controller-friendliness being programmed into TERA, or the various Kinect-flavored projects in the works, the tradition...

February 25th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Final Fantasy XIV is a game that inspires rather energetic opinions, but even the game's most ardent defenders will say that the game has issues that need to be addressed. Square-Enix has acknowledged this and promised to start rolling out updates starting this month to address many of the most pre...

November 11th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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There are times when my job is kind of a mixed blessing. Case in point: It falls to me to talk about my first impressions of Final Fantasy XIV, which is about as not for everyone as a game can possibly be. It features some things that seem custom-built to annoy certain players into apoplectic fits,...

September 22nd 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We've heard from a lot of you that Mario Kart Wii is awesome -- we completely agree. Some of you were even surprised to find out that you actually liked using the Wii Wheel.But now that you've had some time to play around with the game, you have to have a favorite control scheme. So, what is it?Hit...

May 1st 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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NWF: Are there any that you've noticed that actually do make pretty good use of the controls? JL: Well, Nintendo has done the best, because they had the longest time to work with it. Wii Sports is fantastically done ... in fact, I was talking to a Wii game developer, and apparently Wii Sports is so...

April 30th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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NWF: Speaking of what the companies are doing and/or not doing, there was some discussion that EA was going to include your head tracking in BOOM BLOX, and then suddenly it was announced that head tracking was no longer going to be available as the discussed easter egg. We're pretty interested in wh...

April 30th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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While Super Smash Bros Brawl may be the most well-known Wii game featuring a bevy of control schemes, it's not the only one, and if the forthcoming release of a white GameCube controller is any indication, we're likely to see more. Of course, that leads us to a pretty obvious question: what do you t...

April 10th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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GamePro had some time to check out the Wii version of upcoming Lucasarts game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. During their time with it, they managed to sink their teeth into the robust PVP aspect (called Duel Mode, it allows for one-on-one combat between 27 different characters from the Star Wars...

April 2nd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Click image for hi-res version For those of you looking for a control scheme in Mario Kart Wii that does not involve a wheel or a Wiimote in any way, know that you won't be given the same love you were in, say, Smash Bros. Brawl. Instead, you're ... wait, what's this? Actually, for Mario Kart Wii,...

April 2nd 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Were you wondering how you'd be ruling your kingdom on the Wii once Squeenix's My Life As a King hits WiiWare? It looks like it won't necessarily be with the Wiimote, as the game supports four different control schemes.Supposing you like your Wiimote just fine, you can use that alone or with a Nunch...

March 19th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Trying to get my game on while experiencing the real-life version of Imagine: Babyz (only cuter and without the z) has opened my eyes to something: too many games require the use of both hands! I can read while cuddling the child, so why can't I sit around with my DS? Oh, sure, I can play a few game...

March 10th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Have you ever played a game over a period of a few months, thinking that you've plundered the very depths of its gameplay system, only to have some facet of the game come along and smack you on the forehead? It happened to me this morning in Tabula Rasa when I was playing around with a brand new Fo...

February 7th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments