PAX Prime 2014 has come and gone and now its time for me to reflect on my day at the show. I attended on Saturday only, which turned out to be an insufficient amount of time to see and play everything I wanted to. In years past, I've attended for just one day and found great success with a pre-planned schedule and a little organization. This year though, it was as if the show had grown and changed so much since last year that those tactics would only get me so far. Next year, I'll be going for two days or possibly even three. That said, the following is a recounting of the games I was able to play, with a little bit of the overall PAX experience mixed in for good measure.
Nintendo has released yet another iteration of the 3DS. Are we really surprised? It's called New Nintendo 3DS. That's a catchy title right there (sarcasm inserted for effect). But before you go poking your eyes out in frustration, listen up (Hey! Listen!).
Video game celebrities and fans from all over the U.S. made their way to Fairfield, Iowa for the 2nd Annual Art Gallery Exhibition at the ICON Gallery in Fairfield, Iowa, August 1-10, 2014, which featured nearly 1,000 colorful Video Game Trading Cards & Posters to commemorate the history of the global video game culture.
Yo guys! Prime here with a small opinion piece on Hyrule Warriors - the new action game from Tecmo Koei based on the Legend of Zelda Franchise in the style of Dynasty Warriors. I'd like to preface this piece by reminding you all that this is simply my opinion, I've only seen trailers and screenshots of the game. I haven't played it, but I have played multiple games in both "The Legend of Zelda" and "Warriors" series enough to get an idea of what this game will be like. I could be totally wrong, the game could end up fan-freakin-tastic and I will eat my hat if it does, but for now, I'm not convinced. Why? Well, click continue reading to find out!
A new video was released for the Destiny beta, which goes live on Thursday, July 17, 2014 (11:59pm PDT) for Sony platforms (PS4, PS3) and then on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (11:59pm PDT) for Microsoft platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360) The beta will remain live on all consoles until July 27 at 11:59 pm PDT.
Fighting game aficionados and fans rejoice! Evo 2014 begins this coming Friday, July 11th and lasts through Sunday, July 13th. The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.
This past weekend (June 28, 2014), Galloping Ghost Arcade—now known as the largest arcade in the U.S.—hosted an event called Shang Tsung’s Fight Night IV. Ten of the original cast of Mortal Kombat (1, 2, 3) actors as well as a couple of members of the development team showed up for the event, much to the delight of fans that were in attendance.
By now, you may be wondering why you’re seeing a new VGEvo logo on the website that resides at Retroids.com. Long story short, we’re restructuring and rebranding our online properties to better reflect and represent our endeavors now and in the future.
Back in the mid-1990s fighting games ruled the arcades. Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat were already in their next generation of sequels. Atari Games decided to get into the fighting game scene with Primal Rage—a 2D fighting game with a unique back story featuring a meteor crash causing a post-apocalyptic version of Earth called "Urth." The seven-character fighting game featured original monsters (worshipped by the now stone-age dwellers as gods)—Armadon, Blizzard, Sauron, Talon, Vertigo, Diablo and Chaos—fighting each other for dominance of Urth.