Archive:  March, 2014

By Jason Nason, March 31, 2014 0

Voting is now open for the Fans’ Choice Award for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. The awards celebrates Canadian-made videogames.

Nominees for game created in 2013 are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Contrast, Dead Rising 3, Don’t Starve, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Guacamelee!, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Outlast and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.

Also announced today were the nominations for the other awards, which will be presented in Toronto on November 21st. Strangely nominees for Game of the Year are exactly the same as the Fans’ Choice award so I guess the games get two kicks at the can for an award.

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By Jason Nason, March 31, 2014 0

Teyon and Youdagames have announced their upcoming title, Governor of Poker, will be released on the Nintendo 3DS next week. The game will be available via the Nintendo eShop in both North America and Europe as of April 10 for $4.99 and €4.99 respectively.

The game isn’t just simply a poker sim, but looks like it will have some town building elements as well. The game takes place in the desert town of San Saba where you begin your journey to building your reputation and riches up to take over the whole state of Texas. Play your cards right and win big in numerous poker tournaments and cash games to buy real estate, transport and eventually entire towns!

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By Jason Nason, March 30, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console

Dr. Mario (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $4.99

Feeling under the weather? Well, Dr. Mario has the cure for you! Help him fight bodies of nasty viruses with multi-colored vitamins, eliminating those germs faster than they can multiply. Rotate the vitamins as they drop, and gain a higher score by aligning multiples of the same color. Clear all of the viruses to move on to the next round. But watch out as the vitamins start dropping at a faster rate! Not enough of a challenge? Try competing against a buddy, and prove that you’re just what the doctor prescribed!

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By Jason Nason, March 24, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Pokémon Battle Trozei (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $7.99

Prepare for fast-paced Pokémon puzzle action—because you’re about to match Pokémon while battling and collecting even more Pokémon. This strategic puzzle game includes every known Pokémon—more than 700—from Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue all the way to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Are you a master or aren’t you? Moving and matching Pokémon to create chains is easy to start, but difficult to master. Match 3 or more Pokémon characters in a row to attack one of the many powerful opponent Pokémon you’ll face, like Xerneas, Yveltal, or Charizard! During this wild puzzle action, you’ll lower opponents’ Health Points and eventually capture them, similar to a regular Pokémon battle! Fans can expect classic Pokémon type-based strategy, adding depth that puzzle solvers of all ages can enjoy. Available on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS/2DS or as a download code at participating retailers.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 18, 2014 0

Every week new releases hit the store shelves. How do you know which games to pick up? Every so often we here at Broken Joysticks bring you a list of the upcoming titles that will be available at retail. This week sees two huge releases – Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Square Enix’s masterpiece Final Fantasy X gets a re-release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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By Jason Nason, March 14, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) – Rated: E

Yoshi is back and he’s bustin’ out the big eggs. Crush your surroundings and create paths with his new Mega and Metal Eggdozers in a new platforming adventure. It’ll take more than egg tosses and flutter jumps to lead Yoshi and Baby Mario through a dangerous new island littered with inventive power-ups. Can you help save Baby Luigi? Yoshi’s New Island will be available at midnight on March 14.

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By kashhoward, March 13, 2014 0

The fighting game community (FGC) has grown from holding local events to smaller venues to occupying ballrooms at four-star establishments with talent from all across the globe attending. Major sponsors such as Capcom, Namco Bandai, and others are responsible for the development of some of the world’s most famous franchises in gaming, and are showcased at a central tournament featuring the top fighting talent from across the world. With major prizepools, fighting games are now reaching a platform that can be compared to traditional eSports.

Each week, I’ll be posting interviews I’ve had the pleasure of conducting with members of the fighting game community. The interviews will touch upon their history in the FGC, where they got their start, and what they’d like to see from video games in general.

This week’s guest is the best looking Rufus player, Brentt Franks aka NGL | Brentt. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 12, 2014 0

Tecmo Koei’s long running Atelier series gets another release stateside with the announcement that Atelier Escha & Logy has shipped to retailers for the PlayStation 3.

This latest iteration offers more than just the usual Atelier trimmings we’ve come to expect – aside from gorgeous graphics and adorable characters – Escga & Logy also bring with them the new imbue system. This system allows players to customize their weapons and armour by amending a wide variety of properties. Tweaks to the series staple synthesis system mean that as players progress they will unlock the ability to craft more complex potions/items as the story progresses. Party size has also increased, doing away with the franchises’ traditional 3 party model for a much fuller six member roster. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 12, 2014 0

 

Toradora!, the fan favourite anime centered around Ryuji Takasu’s struggle with both his reputation as a delinquent and his infatuation with Minorin, one of the only girls who won’t flee from him is coming to North America. His only obstacle? Minorin’s best friend Taiga, who is known for her hot-headed temper. In order to sweep their crushes off their feet Ryuji and Taiga will have to team up and face a number of obstacles together.

NIS America will release two different version of Toradora! A standard will be made available along side a Premium Edition (pictured above) which includes 4 Blu-Ray / DVD discs, a hard cover art book and a special slip case.  You can snag either by visiting RightStuf or by checking out NIS’ own online store. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 12, 2014 1

The Dark Knight swoops his way onto the brand new Xbox One & PlayStation 4 this Fall with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. Billed as the final chapter in RockSteady’s long running Arkham series – following 2009’s Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Arkham City – this brand new title will finally allow players stop baddies while cruising through Gotham City in the bat-mobile. Prior games featured the signature car but Knight marks the first time that players will actually be able to get behind the wheel. Aside from the reveal of the lead platform we also know more about the game’s plot and mechanics. (more…)

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