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In the panel "Funologists Live & In Person: Guerrilla Game Research," a group of experts took turns explaining methods for researching user experience in games that goes in some way beyond the normal focus groups and QA cycle. The often ad-hoc methods provide valuable data about gameplay at a fr...

March 14th 2009 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Our latest giveaway has concluded and that means it's time we picked a winner. Who's walking away with a free copy of Mystery Case Files: Millionheir? It's none other than: Hoshi, who digs the Phoenix Wright series Congratulations to Hoshi. We wish you all better luck next time and thank you...

October 16th 2008 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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Do you enjoy scavenger hunts? Free games? Well, we have you covered on both fronts, as today is the last day for our latest game giveaway featuring Mystery Case Files: Millionheir. What do you have to do to enter? Simply head on over to the original contest post right here and get to entering. Best...

October 12th 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Yes, two columns for the price of one! The price, of course, being nothing.This week's installment of The DS Life / Promotional Consideration looks at an advertisement for Mystery Case Files: Millionheir that ran in several "mainstream" publications like celebrity gossip magazines In Touch Weekly a...

October 8th 2008 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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That's right, folks! We're giving away one copy of Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (valued at $20)! What can you do to be entered for a chance at this To enter, simply leave a comment between now and Sunday, October 12th at 11:59PM ET, telling us what your favorite murder mystery is. It can be a bo...

October 7th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Back when I got my hands on Mystery Case Files: Millionheir at E3, I pretty much knew what the final product was going to be. After having several days to play the title, I'm comfortable saying that the game came out just as I thought it would. It's a fair game, but the gameplay can become stagnant...

September 12th 2008 at 5:18pm 0 Comments
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There's just one thing to say about this week's lineup of DS releases: wow. Spore Creatures and a host of games to suit any taste here in the States, and internationally, you've got Dragon Quest IV and then Pokémon Platinum in Japan. This could be one of those legendary weeks that threatens t...

September 8th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The concerns we voiced about Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir after playing it at E3 have not been assuaged by the latest videos for the game. While we were hoping for a puzzle-based adventure in the vein of Level 5's brilliant Professor Layton and the Curious Village, MillionHeir won't be th...

September 4th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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MillionHeir is a very simple game. Sure, it has an overall story to it, but the meat and potatoes of the game has you staring at a large painting for several minutes, locating objects in the environment housed on a handy list. And, true to the Where's Waldo formula, finding these objects is not eas...

July 17th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

The dual announcement of Kirby Super Star Ultra and Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir was a pleasant surprise, and after Kirby had a hot injection of goodies, the mysterious heirs decided they wanted a piece of the action too. Hey when in Rome -- or in this case, E3.The trailer is suitable atmosphe...

July 15th 2008 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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French site Wiiz has several screenshots of Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir, Big Fish Games' new detective adventure game and leading candidate for most groan-worthy pun-based title of 2008.As we know next to nothing about the game (typically for a Nintendo-published title, little has been revealed,...

June 30th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments