This week brings us a classic Mario Golf game and some bowling after dark.WiiWare Midnight Bowling (Gameloft, 800 Wii points): Midnight Bowling offers various game modes and a brand new physics system allowing for realistic bowling action. Play with up to three friends in various bowling alley environments. MadStone (Riverman Media, 800 Wii points): In this puzzle game, you must control the path for elemental MadStones as you attempt to restore peace to Earth. Enjoy the game alone or co-op with a friend. Virtual Console Mario Golf (1999, Nintendo 64, 1,000 Wii points): Mario and company hit the … Read more
In the next week, a new Sonic game, called Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood will hit store shelves for the Nintendo DS. Some are anxiously waiting for the title to be released, while many don't care all that much. Why is that? Probably because Silent Hill: Homecoming will be released during the same week and, well, Sonic has lost his stride over the past decade.
Practically any poll you search for on the Web about the most popular video game characters will say that Mario is tops. In fact, a recent survey in Japan [Google translation warning] returned similar results showing Mario as the popular game character in the country, followed closely by other big names like Cloud from the Final Fantasy series and Yoshi.
Other surveys feature Sonic in the Top 10 -- usually around the middle area -- and the vast majority of people I surveyed on my Twitter page agreed with the public: Sonic isn't the best video game character of all-time, but he's certainly up there.
So what happened to Sonic? A decade ago, the blue hedgehog was at the top of his game and battling it out with Mario for the top-spot as the world's most popular video game character. Since then, even though he has been featured in a number of titles, his popularity has dropped significantly and his money-making potential has fallen with it.
All the while, stalwarts like Mario and Link have clung to the top spots with nary a drop in popularity.… Read more
On today's show: Libe Goad from AOL's GameDaily.com--the life of a female gamer, sucky upcoming games, Wii Music, Resistance, Little Big Planet, and hating on the Madden series...ULTIMATE GAME DAY!
Now you might think that today's show would be a big snore-fest for me, but the fact that Libe Goad from AOL's GameDaily.com is table-poundingly hilarious totally makes up for it, and I'm almost tempted to say that today was one our funniest shows! Libe tells us what it's like to work with a bunch of nerdy dudes all day … Read more
Both WiiWare and the Virtual Console get a pair of additions this week. Virtual ConsoleCity Connection (1985, NES, 500 Wii points): City Connection is one of the first "chase" games to have you running from the law. Use your arsenal of various road-weapons to throw them off track in this unique action game based on the arcade classic. Metal Slug (1996, NeoGeo, 900 Wii points): Metal Slug is the classic side-scrolling shooter where you take control of either Marco or Tarma and destroy everything in your way. Battle through a vast amount of levels as you try … Read more
Advanced Micro Devices finalized a major reorganization Monday, promoting a senior executive into a new role and waving goodbye to two others.
Randy Allen, formerly head of AMD's server business, will take on a new role as senior vice president, Computing Solutions Group, which until Monday was occupied by Mario Rivas, AMD said Monday after the close of the stock market. Rivas is leaving the company to pursue the famous "new opportunities" that always lie in store after a company decides to part ways with an executive. Allen will essentially oversee all of AMD's processor and … Read more
It's all the latest from the Crave blog with Brian Tong and guest hostess Bonnie Cha. This week they talk about 'Mario Kart' for the Wii, shiny Pebble MP3 players, a dream come true for Panoramas, a touchless remote, and keyboard pants you won't want to be seen in.
Today we talk games with Russ Frushtick from UGO. We'll chat about how GTA IV will basically ruin our lives for the next few months. Plus, there are other new games out like Mario Kart Wii, and we'll also discuss the highly anticipated Ghostbusters game. All that and the possibility of a new iPhone price drop on today's 404.
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