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2:00 PM on 11.18.2011

Review: Carnival Island

A year removed from the PlayStation Move's launch, one should expect that tech demos and minigame compilations would be out of the door to make way for the kind of genuinely rich experiences that were promised.  Carnival Island is a compilation of minigames that demonstrate the technology of the PlayStation Move.  Oh well. Same time next year?

Jim Sterling


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12:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Go Vacation is truly emotional

I think I can hear my soul weeping. 

Jim Sterling



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Review: Go Vacation
by Jim Sterling

A tropical resort paradise overrun by dead-eyed, single-minded creatures that vaguely resemble humans, there shambling movements parodying the utter lifelessness all around them. I am not talking about Techland's Dead Island. This is Go Vacation ... something far scarier. 

For if there's one thing more numerous, tougher to kill, and infinitely more deadly than zombies, it's minigames.

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6:00 PM on 09.12.2011

Griefing is a feature in Cabela's Adventure Camp

Activision Publishing has announced another Cabela's title, this time Cabela's Adventure Camp. It's a collection of mini-games designed around motion controls, so it'll be hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. As expected...

Jordan Devore

10:40 AM on 03.22.2011

The deep, meaningful tale of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

I can't think of too many party-oriented games that feature anything resembling a cohesive story. Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes to mind with the Subspace Emissary campaign, but that wasn't really much of a party. I also...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 AM on 08.19.2010

Three Pac-Man Party mini-games for you to 'meh' about

Go on and do it. I don't think anybody would blame you. Pac-Man Party is, conceptually, something that should be somewhat painful to consider. Another collection of mini-games for the Wii -- a market which inexplicably ...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 AM on 05.26.2010

Atlus bringing 101-In-1 Sports Megamix to North America

Atlus revealed via press release that they have secured the North American publishing rights for 101-In-1 Sports Megamix. You can check out a trailer for the game above.  Based on the release and the trailer, this seems...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 PM on 10.15.2009

Destineer has some Christmas minigames gift for you

Man, let me tell you what I did NOT want for Christmas is a collection of holiday themed minigames, but you know, you say "minigames" and there's someone just waiting to make a Wii game for you. I guess I should be ...

Colette Bennett

3:20 PM on 08.10.2009

Ninja Captains contains cats, minigames, tomfoolery

I love colorful games, but sometimes there's a line between vivid and bright and just simply too much color. Look at that screenshot from Ninja Captains up there, for example. It's like your eyes just vomited rainbows, isn't ...

Colette Bennett

5:00 AM on 07.22.2009

2K brings more minigame madness to Wii with Baseball Blast!

(The exclamation point, as you can see, is actually in the title. Believe me, I’m no more excited than you are about this.)Wii owners like minigame collections, right? I mean, Carnival Games has somehow sold over 3 mill...

Samit Sarkar

8:30 PM on 07.20.2009

Sony cat Toro finally headed stateside in Toro! Let's Party!

You may not know it, but in Japan, Sony has a mascot, much like what Mickey Mouse is to Disney. Chances are you've seen this little white cat before -- maybe as a PSN avatar or on a piece of merchandise. His name's Toro Inoue...

Topher Cantler





9:45 PM on 07.13.2009

Monday Mind Teasers: Little Wheel

Hey guys and gamer girls, I hope your minds are extra alert tonight since I'm introducing a new direction for this weekly feature. This mind teaser column was the first reoccurring article on the site, and after mor...

Tom Fronczak



Review: Let's Tap photo
Review: Let's Tap
by Colette Bennett

I was fortunate enough to have a good friend pass me a copy of the Let's Tap soundtrack almost immediately after its Japanese release, and for months it was by far the most often-played CD in my car. Having been a fan of rhythm games for the past ten years or so, you get to the point where you know an incredible soundtrack from the moment those first beats begin, and the Let's Tap soundtrack had all the makings of a classic. Suffice it to say, I was pretty worked up about getting my hands on the game.

On the other hand, Let's Tap was clearly not just a rhythm game, but also a minigame collection, and your average Wii owner heaves a heavy sigh at the sight of yet another entry in this already maxed-out genre. However, the idea of using a box to tap your fingers to the beat on instead of using the Wiimote itself was certainly intriguing.

We finally got some quality time with Let's Tap recently, and Dale North and I thought you might like to hear the details on this unusual title. Hit the jump for more.

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2:00 AM on 06.18.2009

Best Buy exclusive Let's Tap pad freaking sucks

Hey, you know that exclusive Limited Edition version of Let's Tap that Best Buy has? Yeah? It sucks. All you get is an extra piece of paper with the game's logo. I know Jonathan Holmes brought this up the other night when he ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:40 PM on 05.05.2009

Check out new screens and art for Hudson's Help Wanted

I've been interested in Help Wanted ever since Hamza's preview of the title, which taught me that the game was actually about taking on weird jobs in order to earn money so you can buy items from the Home Shopping Network. Th...

Colette Bennett

10:00 AM on 04.17.2009

Yikes! New 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix screenshots look scary

When we first saw screenshots of the upcoming 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix for Nintendo DS, we thought it looked like a party in your pants. And we felt that this game of minigames was a pretty good value at $20, or less than $...

Dale North