Bethesda Softworks Europe has signed up a new futuristic racer made for the Wii by Archer Maclean’s studio Awesome Play. Due out in fall 2009
“Wheelspin is a frantically fast-paced game which pushes the Wii to its maximum capabilities. With nothing but your own reactions and the tilt of the Wii Remote between you and victory, this game is a truly thrilling experience. Archer Maclean and Awesome Play have delivered a great game which we believe gamers will relish the chance to get to grips with. Wheelspin makes great use of the controllers supported by the Wii and players will find that there’s the perfect control set up for their individual gaming [...]
IGN – 58/100
As a fan of G.I. Joe, I expect a videogame version to make me feel like a Real American Hero. This didn’t come close. The gameplay is unexciting and the visuals uninspired.
Nintendo has had a very successful run in recent years with its DS handheld and the Wii. But the company now faces some big challenges. The weak economy is depressing the market for games, and digital distribution of games is starting to reshape the industry. Chief rivals Sony and Microsoft are taking closer aim at the Wii with new types of controllers. Meanwhile, the new controller Nintendo is developing, dubbed the Vitality Sensor, is a pulse meter and it’s unclear how the company will build compelling games around it.
Mercury News recently spoke with Miyamoto about these trends and how they are affecting game development. Here is an edited version of that [...]
LOS ANGELES — A Southern California college student has been arrested on federal charges that he illegally modified video game consoles to enable the machines to play pirated video games.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 27-year-old Matthew Crippen was released Monday night after posting $5,000 bond.
The California State University, Fullerton student who lives in Anaheim is accused of modifying Xbox, PlayStation and Wii consoles in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents got a tip from the Entertainment Software Association and searched Crippen’s home in May.
He was indicted on two [...]
CAPCOM ANNOUNCES WESTERN RELEASE OF MONSTER HUNTER Tri FOR Wii
Four-Player Online Co-Op, 2-Player Split-Screen and New Underwater Environments Introduced When Japanese Phenomenon Comes To North American and European Markets in 2010
SAN MATEO, Calif. — August 3, 2009 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Monster Hunter™ Tri will be released in both North America and Europe for Nintendo’s Wii™ system in early 2010.
Monster Hunter Tri will set a new bar in the action/adventure genre with the introduction of new features and game play elements as the multi-million unit selling franchise [...]
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I got a little bored today and quickly whipped this together. It took about 15 minutes, but if you guys want to help out we can make it into something (I’m not sure what). The first step is to create EVERY vector graphic we’d like to see in the game. Right now I just added a few for [...]
Monster Hunter 3 is the third installment in the Monster Hunter series and is the direct sequel to Monster Hunter 2. It was first announced for the Playstation 3, but was canceled. Capcom, specifically Capcom managing corporate officer Katsuhiko Ichii, announced on October 10, 2007 that Monster Hunter 3 will be a completely Wii-exclusive title.
* New MH3 Monsters * A new village that is a sea port Named Moga Village. * The game retains the concept of a “city,” which acts as a lobby for chatting and meeting with other players. * When playing solo, this city becomes a village that slowly expands with new facilities and access [...]