Posts tagged Wii U
10 Most Disappointing Games of the Generation

As we prepare to usher in the new generation of console gaming, I thought it would be a good idea to look back and examine what might be the most frustrating aspect of our chosen hobby, the let downs.

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Preview: Spies vs. Mercenaries in Splinter Cell Blacklist

Splinter Cell Blacklist ​is bringing back one of my favorite multiplayer experiences of all time. As a young gamer in the early days of Xbox Live it was a one of a kind experience that only enhanced my love of the stealth-action genre. Of course I am talking about the Spies vs. Mercenaries mode that is making a comeback in Blacklist​. The first game that introduced it was Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and at the time there was nothing like it, and for the most part there still isn't. I am very excited, to say the last, to hear that they are bringing this mode back. 

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Shadows Of The Eternals Crowdsourcing is underway!

Precursor Games has taken it upon themselves to start their debut in the crowdsourcing game. You can now help fund the game through their official website. They will be doing it Kickstarter-style where they have 30 days to hit their goal of $1.5 million. They will, however, keep any money raised if they don't hit that goal if they think it would be enough to complete the game. They plan to have the first episode of the 12 episode game available to everyone in Q3 of 2014 for PC and Wii U. Denis Dyack is also serving as the chief creative officer for Precursor Games, and you can fund the project here.

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Wii U To Rise Like A Phoenix This October Due To 3D Mario?

It appears that Nintendo may be down, but not out of the fight completely. According to CVG and Nintendo's retail partners, Nintendo is planning to launch some high profile releases towards the end of the year such as the new 3D Mario game for the Wii U that was announced this past January during a Nintendo Direct video. The sources also say that Nintendo will bolster this with a new marketing campaign that is due out either soon before or during E3 this year as the game will be playable on the show floor. 

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Spiritual Successor To Eternal Darkness? [Update: Coming to PC/Wii U, Episodic]

IGN just released the teaser trailer for Shadow of the Eternals which will begin crowdsourcing funds on Monday. They haven't said if this will be through Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or independently. What we do know is that the project may end up being multiplatform if the crowdfunding is successful, it is being developed by Precursor Games, and the controversial producer/director of the original Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem   Denis Dyack is involved with the project in some manner. 

[UPDATE] COMING TO PC AND WII U, ALSO EPISODIC

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Kevin Conroy Will Not Voice Batman In Arkham Origins

​Kevin Conroy, the man who has been the voice of Batman in multiple different media outlets will not return for Arkham Origins. While this news may upset some, it does involve logic. Arkham Origins stars a younger, inexperienced Bruce Wayne as he deals with the seven assassin's gunning for him. It only makes sense to find a voice actor that can play the part of the young caped crusader.

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Nintendo Looking Into Free-to-Play, Subscriptions, and More For Online

​Nintendo has recently taken huge leaps as far as digitally distributing their games. They have been a big proponent for releasing their retail releases both on disc as well as on the eShop and it has been extremely successful for them. Nintendo had a Q&A with investors recently where Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had a few things to say. 

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