VGChartz gamrFeed – An Experience Everyday With 3DS

Nintendo 3DS, outside of ports, is short on software right now.  Pretty much until the the end of this year, the 3DS will just be gathering dust… Or will it? Nintendo 3DS has one huge advantage to it compared to other platforms, Street Pass and Spot Pass. These features have kept my 3DS from leaving my pocket for months. Why exactly?

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Play Coins and Achievements: The Perfect System

I don’t like achievements, just like I don’t like Call of Duty! But that doesn’t mean that I can’t like them if Microsoft, Nintendo or Sony goes out of their way to do it right! Trophies and achievements have their appeal, but there are still a large group of people out there that really just don’t care. But could some one take a page out of Nintendo’s book on the 3DS to make the perfect achievement system?

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TSG Game Review – Cubic Ninja

Nintendo 3DS has proven to be a fine system in terms of possibilites. But what about actually delivering on that promise? So far, it’s been weak, with the only quality titles really being ports and remakes. So it is refreshing to see Cubic Ninja, an original title for  Nintendo 3DS. Is this the title we’ve all been waiting for, or it just another title to glance over?

Find out over on TheSpeedGamers!

Operation Rainfall – Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower NA Localization Effort

Meanwhile, at Nintendo of America…

As some of you may know, Nintendo recently released 3 titles in Japan. Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. And while Xenoblade and The Last Story are announced for Europe, Nintendo of America seems to be showing an extreme disintrest in localizing these titles. And if the recent rumor is true about Nintendo of America having no intentions localizing Xenoblade, I don’t have much hope for The Last Story either. What are North Americans to do?

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Call of Duty is Doing the Industry A Favor

I’m not really a fan of the more recent Call of Duty titles. Many would probably agree with me, some may even hate the entire series. But it’s hard to ignore the series when it is currently the biggest franchise in the industry. The series has a lot of critism over a lack of innovation and its yearly releases, but is it all that bad?

Check out VGChartz’s gamrFeed to see how Call of Duty is helping the industry.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Do Third Party Exclusives Have A Place in Gaming Anymore?

The days of old where video game console libraries were almost completely different across the board are gone. Now, most releases across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC are almost identicle. So where does this leave third party exclusives? Do they even have a place between similar hardware anymore?

You can check out the article on VGChartz’s gamrFeed!

TheSpeedGamers – Star Wars Arcade Trilogy Part 1 of 3: A New Hope

TheSpeedGamers are about rev up for another full week long marathon that will consist of tons of Star Wars titles played over the 168-hour period. Of course, it is all for a good cause as they’ll be fundraising for Direct Relief Internationalover the week. To lead up to the marathon, I’m producing a set of three videos looking at three arcade classics in the Star Wars series.

You can check out first video over on TheSpeedGamers! Be sure to return to the site starting July 8th at 6pm central, when the marathon will kick off.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Breaking Immersion: Scripted Disasters

In movies, books, and every other form of non-interactive media, what you see is what you get. Everyone will see an event from the exact same perspective, and the characters will react to an event the same way every time, unless you’re Han Solo. In video games, that’s absolutely not true. Except when watching a cutscene, players can view scenes from any angle and, if allowed, can manipulate a scene to change it. You can make what was meant to be an extremely dramatic scene, just look plain silly as your character runs around the room in circles breaking things. But for some reason, developers occasionally forget that their games aren’t movies.

Read the full article over on VGChartz’s gamrFeed.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Nintendo Needs to Address the Hardcore Now

While E3 was, overall, sort of disappointing, it is easy to agree that Nintendo probably gained the most out of the show. They had a fantastic line-up of 3DS software and the revealed the Wii U. Unfortunately, all of these announcements come as future promises. And while it is great to know that great content and hardware is on the horizon, what about right now? Where are the titles for their current home platform?

Check out the article over on VGChartz’s gamrFeed!

VGChartz gamrFeed – Five Nintendo Franchises to Showcase Wii U’s HD Visuals

For years we’ve been seeing what Sony, Microsoft, and third parties have to offer in the HD generation. The only real company we’ve been waiting for is Nintendo. With their huge back catalog of titles, Nintendo has a lot of franchises they can use to showcase the power behind the Wii U. But what titles would best show off the HD graphics?

Check out five titles over on VGChartz’s gamrFeed.