The next Super Mario Brothers has been announced. The graphics are as fancy as Mario Galaxy (and it is only a 2D game) but man it looks like it is going to be a fun one. It looks like up to four players can play cooperatively. I can’t wait!!!
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I hear a lot of people complain about the Nintendo Wii because “it doesn’t have the fancy x that the y has.” This complaint drives me nuts. Even though the new gaming consoles have fancy graphics, the games aren’t nearly as fun. One of the best features of the Nintendo Wii is that through the Wii Shopping Channel, a player can get old retro games. One of these games I got this last week was Super Mario Brothers 3.
My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time playing this game. It’s great because it doesn’t make her dizzy from all of the movement, and it has absolutely no violence in it. Unless you count jumping on turtles and then hurtling them at walking mushrooms.
The game is simple and easy to plan but can offer hours of enjoyment. It also appears to have added the ability to save, though I have yet to figure out how to save the game. Maybe one of these days I will read the manual. Once again, if you want to play come on over, or check it out on the Shopping Channel.
For graduation my grandparents gave me a nice crisp twenty dollar bill (among other things). I was explicitly told that I was to use the money on something that I wanted, not what my wife wanted, not what we wanted, and not something my daughter wanted. I was told to spend the money on myself. Since purchased a Nintendo Wii last year, I decided to get a game for that. The game I got was called World of Goo.
World of Goo is available for download in the Wii Shop channel, it is also available for every other OS out there (Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX). This game, which I heard about a few months ago from some co-workers, quickly jumped to the top of my favorites list. If you enjoyed the old classic games that allowed the player to solve puzzles and think about how to accomplish a specific task, then you will love this game. I feels a lot like a modern version of the Incredible machine crossed with Lemmings.
It has a nice slick UI, has a stellar sound track (that you can download for free), and has some pretty good graphics. The thing that I find most interesting is that this game was created by two guys that doesn’t spend any money and who’s office is which ever random wifi coffee shop they wander into on a given day. This game truly shows you what can happen with a little work and no money. They are truly a success. Check out the game play trailer that I have included below. Come on over to my house and play the game if you desire. This is definitely a game to purchase so that these guys continue to make good quality stuff!
Interesting article on the advances of modern technology. I never thought that I would be able to play video games at the same time as going to the bathroom. But some genius in Belgium has developed a game designed to be played by patrons of the a local bar. All I can say is “WOW”. Someone has way to much time on their hands. Here is a link to the article. Enjoy!
Companies in the game development industry are constantly attempting to keep up with the demands of consumers to provide more elaborate environments to inhabit. Games such as EVE Online, World of WarCraft, Planeshift and The Lord of The Rings Online are fun and enjoyable, yet have huge limitations. (more…)