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New Characters Revealed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

New Characters Revealed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
After being treated to the big E3 Nintendo Direct presentation we saw new games announced, such as Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Also new details were given on Bayonetta 2, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Pokemon X/Y. But the most exciting thing on show for most people was the next installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, coming to Wii U and 3DS. The first ever trailer was shown, featuring... 

Nintendo explains why they are returning to existing franchises

Nintendo explains why they are returning to existing franchises
Following the announcement that Nintendo will be bringing a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to 3DS, Nintendo’s director of product marketing, Bill Trinen, spoke to GameSpot about why Nintendo focus a lot on releasing games for existing franchises. He explains that it’s not as simple as just deciding to make a new Mario or Zelda game. He said: “What we don’t do is start off and say we’re going to develop... 

“The Freeman Chronicles” – A Fan-Made Half-Life Web Series Has A New Indiegogo Page

“The Freeman Chronicles” – A Fan-Made Half-Life Web Series Has A New Indiegogo Page
Last month it was revealed that there were talks between Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams over a possible Half-Life or Portal movie. While there has been no confirmation of either of those two yet, Half-Life is still coming to the screen. Chariotdrive and Infectious Designer, two small-time movie companies, are joining forces to create a six-part web series set during the first Half-Life game called “The Freeman Chronicles”. Their previous... 

Three Nintendo Franchises That Deserve To Be Resurrected For Wii U

Three Nintendo Franchises That Deserve To Be Resurrected For Wii U
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently announced that a new 3D Mario game and a new Mario Kart for the Wii U would be shown at this year’s E3 conference, along with the promise of a new Legend of Zelda game at some point. While I’m sure these will all be great, they are not exactly a surprise. Mario and Zelda have always been well-supported by Nintendo, with at least one release on every major console since the NES. But what of Nintendo’s... 

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell in talks over Half-Life or Portal Movie

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell in talks over Half-Life or Portal Movie
During their ‘Storytelling Across Platforms’ panel at the DICE 2013 Summit, Gabe Newell (founder of Valve Corporation) and J.J. Abrams (director of the Star Trek reboot and future Star Wars Episode VII) teased future collaborations, including a movie based on either the Half-Life or Portal game franchises. This exciting news also came with the hint of a game collaboration. Presumably speaking for his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams... 

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’ Slated for 2014

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’ Slated for 2014
Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the popular Scott Pilgrim comic series, has said that his new project, Seconds, will not be out until 2014. Seconds is an original graphic novel from Random House about a restaurant with the same name and the lives of its staff. It was due for release this year, but due to O’Malley injuring his shoulder last summer, it has been pushed back. He said this on Tumblr: “I hurt my shoulder last summer and... 

Gabe Newell Speaks at LBJ University

Gabe Newell Speaks at LBJ University
Gabe Newell (aka ‘Gaben’), founder of Valve Corporation and all-round good egg recently visited the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Texas to give a talk on productivity, economics, political institutions and the future of corporations. Someone has now posted the entire hour long speech online and, if you have the time, it’s a fascinating watch. Gabe talks about his past career at Microsoft, the founding of his company,... 

Surgeon Simulator 2013 Lets You Commit Horrible Atrocities

Surgeon Simulator 2013 Lets You Commit Horrible Atrocities
Ever wondered what it would be like if the guy from QWOP was given a selection of surgery tools and tasked with saving lives? Well, wonder no more! Surgeon Simulator 2013 is currently a free online game from independent developer Bossa Studios UK. You play a surgeon tasked with performing a heart transplant on an unlucky patient. Each finger on your hand is controlled by a different key on the keyboard, with the thumb assigned to the space bar. You... 

Player-Created Guides Introduced for Steam

Player-Created Guides Introduced for Steam
Valve has introduced the ability to make and share Steam Guides: player-created reference guides for individual games and software. They can be accessed in-game by opening up the Steam Overlay or by clicking on ‘Guides’ in any Steam Community Hub. Your guide can be a walkthrough, a list of secret items, or just a selection of helpful tips. All you have to do is a Community Hub for any game or software you use on Steam and select ‘Create... 

The Wind Waker HD Remake Announced for Wii U

The Wind Waker HD Remake Announced for Wii U
During the Nintendo Direct presentation today (January 23rd), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced, among other things, that an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being developed for the Wii U. Iwata explained that while a brand new Zelda game is in the works, it will take a while for it to be ready to show. But, to tide us over, we are being given a remake of one of the best-loved games of the GameCube era. They released some... 
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