Post Thumbnail

Any MMO player worth his or her salt has a binder full of ideas for games, usually based on a favorite book, television, or movie franchise. We've talked about it before. We've discussed whether or not it's a good idea to even have IP-driven MMOs. But you know what we've never done? We've never con...

July 4th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In the world of console gaming, Japan tends to strongly support their hometown champions -- although whether or not the sprawling multinational corporate behemoths of Nintendo and Sony actually need that suppport is debatable. Microsoft's Xbox 360 has generally faced slow sales in the nation and a...

July 2nd 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Barron's has a long article up about Blizzard's corporate overlords at Activision-Blizzard, and as is usual with most pieces of Activision news, people will probably see in it what they want to see. Those who think Bobby Kotick is just a money-grubbing exploiter will find more fuel for their firey...

August 31st 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So the DS has been on the receiving end of some great games from Nintendo's most popular franchises. We had the excellent Phantom Hourglass, the million-billion-selling New Super Mario Bros. and some solid installments in the Animal Crossing and StarFox franchises. But what's next?Which one of Nint...

March 5th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

With the impending release of Smash Bros. Brawl, we've had franchises on the mind lately. This game is pretty much guaranteed to be the best cross-franchise game ever made, including tons of folk that normally wouldn't be anywhere near a first-party Nintendo game.Then, reader Chris sent in an email...

February 26th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We've been asking about your favorite entries in big Nintendo franchises (and we probably will again!), but we thought we'd ask a more macro-scale question. What's your favorite franchise on Nintendo consoles? You've got your Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, obviously, but there's also Sonic, Resident Evi...

August 13th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Recently there have been some rumblings that Bungie won't make another Halo game after Halo 3 which appear to be centered around a statement that Marty O'Donnell made in an interview with the BBC. In this interview, Marty says, "We all want Halo to be the great ending to an epic trilogy. We look at...

July 28th 2006 at 7:45am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Disney's upcoming MMO Pirates of the Caribbean Online is aimed at the teen and casual market, enticing fans of the films to try a new genre. As such, it's a very stylised representation of a pirate world, with fast-paced action that's easy to jump into for a few minutes. The story runs parallel to t...

May 12th 2006 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Although this partnership between Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and MGM Interactive started in September 2005, it's only been formally announced today. The two are teaming up to bring Stargate Worlds, a massively multiplayer title set in the Stargate SG-1 universe, to life.The game is apparently &...

January 31st 2006 at 8:00pm 0 Comments