The latest Nintendo Direct smashes in on 24 October to showcase 50 new things around Super Smash Bros Wii U. That’s a virtual cornucopia of Smash Bros goodness! The only problem is that the Nintendo Direct livestream comes during the witching hours for Malaysians, 6 a.m. on 24 October but if you’re up and about for some reason (or just couldn’t sleep from the excitement), then tune in to the broadcast.Read More
One of the benefits of playing action games may be an enhanced ability to precisely learn the dynamics of new sensorimotor tasks. Such skills are key, for example, in laparoscopic surgery which involves high precision manual control of remote surgery tools through a computer interface.
A University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.
A new sensorimotor skill, such as learning to ride a bike or typing, often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement...
With a wide array of memorable music, adorable characters, and easy to pick up and play gameplay, Curtain Call strikes the perfect chord between accessibility and challenge in a genre where complexity and uneven difficulty too often dictate the tempo.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their entrances and exits and one person in his time plays many parts.”
Attributed to William Shakespeare, the previous quote may describe the characters that take the stage in Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, to a T. The many characters, spanning a plethora of different worlds that have been explored in Final Fantasy lore, some familiar, some less so, but all play multiple roles in Curtain Call, whether its a supporting or leading role.
The origin...Read More
Staff to be ‘redeployed’ elsewhere in company
Future Publishing has announced the closure of Official Nintendo Magazine and its attendant website, with the last issue, the 114th, to go on sale this month. The website will be shut down on November 11.
The magazine’s subscribers will have their subscriptions transferred automatically to Gamesmaster magazine if they’re not cancelled before October 17. Future has promised to try and find ONM staff jobs elsewhere in the company, insisting that the closure is not part of the recent wave of redundancies which have struck the publisher.
“The last issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, which launched in the UK in 2002, will be in stores on 14th October,” reads a statement on the ONM website...Read More
The popular brawler is off to a good start for Nintendo; amiibo and Smash Wii U being prepped for Nov 21
Following multiple weeks at the top of the charts in Japan, Super Smash Bros. 3DS is fast approaching three million sold. Nintendo of America announced today that the game has been spurred on by recent launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia and has now accumulated worldwide sales of over 2.8 million units.
Along with the sales figure, Nintendo also revealed the release date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U in North America: November 21. On that same date, Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch for $12.99 each...Read More
Ever since Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 3DS, people have been hyping or ranting about the device. For some, they supported the idea of the device, as it comes with “new” and smart features. However, the name is one thing Nintendo has always had problems with. Take the Wii U for instance, many people still get confused about the console being a follow up to the Wii U or whether its just another revised Wii. In light of the announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS, Ninty also announced that users can finally change their device’s theme. (firmware update version 9.0.0-20 available to download now)
So what’s up in this new firmware update?
Well as you already know, the primary addition of firmware version 9.0.0-20 is the addition of themes, of which there are over a dozen. Five free t...
But Mordor is most successful LOTR launch ever
FIFA 15 remains the UK’s best-selling game at retail this week,staving off big name competition despite a 70 per cent drop in sales.
EA’s football sim kept Warner Brothers’ surprise critical hit Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor from the number one spot, but the game still has the distinction of being the most successful launch of a Lord of the Rings game ever, even though it doesn’t use the name.
In third, another big release in the shape of Xbox exclusive Forza Horizons 2. 73 per cent of sales came from the Xbox One, and just 27 from the 360. The last of the week’s big new entries is Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, with the Wii U version still to be released.
All charts represent boxed retail sales only and are courtesy of Chart-Track.
Rocksteady says combination of bigger world, the Batmobile, and showing Batman at the height of his power will make the game one to remember.
2015′s Batman: Arkham Knight is aiming to be the “ultimate Batman simulator,” according to developer Rocksteady Studios. The developer’s marketing manager, Guy Perkins, explained in a new interview what the game needs to achieve for Rocksteady to feel good about what it created.
“If people walk away thinking this is the ultimate Batman simulator, then our job is complete,” he told IGN. “We gave them Gotham City, we gave them Batman at the height of his powers, and we gave them the Batmobile. I think those three elements come together to make a great game. If people go away feeling like it was awesome, we’ve done a good job.”
Arkham Knight i...Read More
Day-one update unlocks online multiplayer and introduces various gameplay balance adjustments.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS launched Friday, representing the first time the series has ever come to a portable device. If you want to play the game’s online multiplayer mode, you’ll need to download and install an update from the eShop, Nintendo writes on its support site.
Though you can still play the game’s offline modes without the update, Nintendo said it “strongly recommends” that all players download and install the update.
In addition to enabling online multiplayer features for Super Smash Bros., the update introduces various gameplay balance adjustments designed to create a “more pleasant gaming experience,” Nintendo said.
If you’ve already logged a few hours–or more–in the game and...Read More