What are the odds? I mean, seriously… What are the odds of you celebrating an under appreciated video game character and the man who portrayed the character in a television show twenty years ago dies in the same year. Nintendo is celebrating the Year of Luigi with a nice Nintendo 3DS and same games with Luigi as a main character and Danny Wells, Luigi in the Super Mario Bros Show, died. Danny Wells was 72 years old. RIP.
Gamers and fans in general all just want you to talk favorably about their games and artists. Do NOT mess with Beliebers and never give GTA lower than a 9.5 out of 10. If you do, prepare for the worst. Remember the reviewer from Gamespot that gave Grand Theft Auto 5 a 9/10 score? She received death threats! Apparently Jessica Nigri, one of the more famous cosplayers from the United States, has quite a following as well and if it was up to them I had lost my job at Zoomin.TV a long time ago. Continue reading »
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Last week it was that time of the year again. A time for Bratwurst, beer and video games. I’ve been going to Germany every summer since the Leipzig Game Convention of 2005. It’s becoming a bit repetitive at times, but the year’s Gamescom in Cologne really felt a bit like that first Leipzig Game Convention. Why? Because the next generation of consoles was shown on the show floor. Back in 2005 it was the Xbox 360, but now consumers and press are starting to get hyped for the Playstation 4 (and a little bit about the Xbox One). During Gamescom 2013 we did lots of interviews. One things that’s always a bit of a pickle is the PR nonsense we get. Continue reading »
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FML. I am from the Netherlands and it’s my profession to write about new gadgets, game consoles and video games. We make videos about next generation games and have a significant American audience. Now that the Xbox One is delayed in The Netherlands we need to find an Xbox One abroad. Serious, that’s going to be a major problem! ARRRGGHH.
And I am quite annoyed by Microsoft anyway. First making an always online console with DRM, an always connected Kinect sensor and account bound video games with a worldwide launch by the end of this year. But now they are turning all that into a console that doesn’t need Kinect and doesn’t require internet connection and doesn’t need games to be bound to an account… launching next year in my country.
Microsoft is not announcing new stuff, they are announcing that they are removing stuff and changing features. This does not happen once, it happens every week lately.
I’m still kind of bummed about the whole LucasArts closure story. Disney decided to close LucasArts and license its games franchise to third party companies. With the closing of LucasArts some good memories are becoming even more than what they already are: memories. Ofcourse LucasArts has not been what it was in the nineties for many years, but the fond memories of Day of the Tentacle are not easily forgotten.
I was rather young when I was playing this game. Point-and-click adventure games, and the lack of localization, made it a little bit difficult for me to play this game. But Day of the Tenacle stole my heart when I pushed over an audio speaker on the second floor, turned on the stereo, and made a sandwich fall on thr ground from the ceiling of the first floor. I thought that stuff was AMAZING!
Goodbye LucasArts! You will be missed…