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9:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Like gross stuff? This new Last of Us clip should satisfy

I'd tell you everything this new behind the scenes clip of The Last of Us contains but I had to shut it off halfway through. The enemies -- the focus of the clip -- freak me out too much, which is to say that fungi freaks me...

Allistair Pinsof

6:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage

Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...

Allistair Pinsof

6:00 PM on 05.06.2013

Doritos Crash Course 2 arrives on XBLA this Wednesday

Minecraft. Call of Duty. Doritos Crash Course. These are the games that have defined our console generation and, at long last, we will reenter the magnificent world of Doritos-flavored platforming with Doritos Crash Course 2,...

Allistair Pinsof

1:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Plants vs. Zombies 2 gets July release and new subtitle

PopCap beat us to the punch by relabeling its game Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time within a new teaser trailer that also reveals the game's July release. This trailer was announced on the official Plants vs. Zombies Fa...

Allistair Pinsof

11:30 PM on 05.03.2013

Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads, lists top apps

It's a monumental weekend for Apple, which is days (hours? minutes?) away from 50 billion downloads. It's not hard to think back to a time when the App store seemed insignificant, but looking at Apple's published lists of the...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 PM on 05.03.2013

Pinball FX 2 comes to Steam on May 10

Outside the dedicated and nebulously legal emulation scene, PC hasn't received much virtual pinball love lately despite being its birthplace. Zen Studios is changing this by bringing Pinball FX 2 to Steam on May 10. The titl...

Allistair Pinsof



Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch photo
Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch
by Allistair Pinsof

A source told CVG that Wii U releases are slim this spring due to an initiative at Nintendo to stop most first-party releases until the summer patch is out, which will further improve the system. This follows April's patch which sped up load times by 15 seconds, in some instances.

Once the patch is out, Mario Wii U (not official title) will come out by October. Mario Kart and Super Smash. entries for the Wii U, all of which are to be shown at E3 next month, may follow. One source told CVG that Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and Wii Fit U were all delayed for the patch, ostensibly so the games received less criticism for load times. Another source, however, denied Nintendo intentionally delaying game releases.

"From July onwards we will launch a succession of Wii U titles and we will promote these extensively until the end of the year," Shelly Pearce, the PR director at Nintendo UK, told CVG.

This is all just speculation from sources that come from unknown places, but the noticable lack of Wii U releases since launch can be explained by this strategy. After all, why risk mediocre reviews tied to long load times when a patch that will fix them (along with other issues) is just around the corner?

If the rumors are true, we'll have a smooth console experience with all the Nintendo staples this fall. The year that came before will soon be forgotten.

Nintendo plots Wii U resurgence with 3D Mario by October [CVG]

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11:30 AM on 05.03.2013

NPD Study: 72 percent of gamers play online

I hope you like Tomb Raider's forced multiplayer, because NPD's latest study provides more coal to big publishers's firery intiative to have multiplayer in more games. NPD polled 8,800 US gamers, discovering that 72 percent p...

Allistair Pinsof

10:00 PM on 05.02.2013

MoshiMoshi teaches kids about meth, death, and shooting

Colorful, ecstatic, and utterly bizarre, free indie shooter MoshiMoshi may be the oddest game you play today. Conceived at a Braingale game jam, MoshiMoshi is a brief but fun twinstick-style shooter with gaudy visuals and an...

Allistair Pinsof

9:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Zone of the Enders HD frame rate patch coming to PS3

Not all platform releases are born equal. PlayStation 3 owners got the short end of the stick with the release of Zone of the Enders HD Collection. While the game played favorably on Xbox 360, the game's frame rate took a ser...

Allistair Pinsof





6:30 PM on 05.02.2013

Game & Wario comes to Wii U on June 23 for $39.99

Game & Wario arrives in North America on June 23 and then Europe on June 28. It comes with a budget price of $39.99. I'll bite my tongue and hold back any Wii U gaming drought comments, because Game & Wario is finally...

Allistair Pinsof

4:30 PM on 05.02.2013

Mario invades the world of Metal Slug, chaos ensues

With the growing trend of videogame crossovers by fans, it was only a matter of time before Super Mario World mashed with Metal Slug. Restylzed in Metal Slug's Neo-Geo asthetic, Mario roams the recognizable levels of the arc...

Allistair Pinsof

3:30 PM on 05.02.2013

SiSSYFiGHT 2000 aims to return, takes to Kickstarter

Hey, sissypants! If you had one more wrinkle, you'd be a prune! You're so dumb you stole cookies from a free cookie stand! You smell like a can of fish left in a hot car for a month! OK, so I'm not so great at berating peopl...

Allistair Pinsof

2:30 PM on 05.02.2013

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina DLC announced (Update)

[Update: Gearbox has cleared us to share with you the following, in light of today's leak. Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC, which follows Tiny Tina who is running a role-playing tabletop game, will come...

Allistair Pinsof

5:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Calling all Metroidvania fans: Check out Valdis Story

It's hard to keep track of all the Kickstarters out there, but I regret not reporting on Valdis Story: Abyssal City because it's shaping up nicely. A year after Kickstarter funding ended, we now have more footage of the Metr...

Allistair Pinsof

1:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Dreamcast shooter Sturmwind released, 16 years later

Shooters, SHMUPS, STGs. Call them what you want, but let's agree we don't have enough of them these days. Indie developers are changing that and are doing it on an unexpected platform: SEGA's Dreamcast. The latest two shoot-...

Allistair Pinsof