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Aug 2, 2013

Video games

EverQuest Next Worldwide Debut Gameplay Footage
Great footage. Let's hope the game will live up to expectations!

Jun 6, 2012

Video games

Zelda ‘Ocarina Of Time’ Gets Broadway Treatment

If you are, just like me, a huge fan of Zelda and if you missed this video published a couple months ago, then this post will make your day! From the news published on the Huffington Post: “Zelda The Musical,” a new Broadway-style adventure written and composed by Mitchell Moffit, a Toronto-based singer, actor and musician. Inspired by the theme music of Koji Kondo, Moffit and animator Chris McGregor cast Link, Zelda, and other 8-bit characters in a mini-epic musical based on “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” Click below, now!

Sep 13, 2010

Video games

Nintendo celebrates 25 years of Super Mario Bros.

Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendo‘s original Super Mario Bros. video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Mario has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe. I couldn’t miss this day to celebrate Super Mario. Nintendo designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto had something to say about it: ‘Stimulated by advancements in technologies, we have always enjoyed developing the Super Mario Bros. series. The Super Mario Bros. series has always taken advantage of the latest technologies and is the fruit of the creativity of a number of my hard-working friends working as a team’. Nintendo Invites Fans to Celebrate 25 Years of Super Mario Bros. Fun on this website. And Nintendo of Japan has produced the video below showing the history of everyone’s favorite super plumber.

Jul 15, 2010

Video games

Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… Remembering the good old days!

It was the end of the 1980s and everything was going to change for me. We used to meet in the lobby of the building, the smooth floor was perfect for teenage boys (and some adventurous girls) to glide and moonwalk. They were also slipping and tripping, a boombox was jamming out hip hop music before we decide to go ‘find a wall’. At this time, everything was new to me (music, fashion, dance, graffiti) but it was hard to find these novelties. Living in France, things were a little different than in the US: if you wanted a pair of Jordans, you could hardly find them here but we had a plan: the father of a boy from school was a pilot (Paris/New York/Paris flights) and he used to bring back a pair or two of Jordans to his son. Which shoes were immediately sold to one of the…Read more

Oct 4, 2008

Video games

de Blob the video game: the World of Sama ain’t Chroma City!

Or maybe it is… de Blob is a platform puzzle video game released on September 22 for the Wii. And for a week now, I am receiving emails from ‘friends‘ (are they, really?) telling me I should hire de Blob to restore color to the structures and inhabitants of the monochromatic Chroma City World of Sama, to ‘save them from a future without color‘. Do I look like Comrade Black? Am I an evil soldier of the monochromatic I.N.K.T. Corporation? No way! Jeez, why a black and white world couldn’t be fun? The World of Sama actually is cynical fun, the Sama care about human beings and their life is entirely devoted to protect humans against colors dangers. I don’t need de Blob to splash colors around and mess with the beautiful black and white World of Sama! The guy is a crazy ball of clear water, rolling and jumping every…Read more

Nov 10, 2007

Video games

Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 video game party tonight!

I enjoy playing video games but I didn’t have a lot of spare time to sit down and start a game recently. So I decided to take action and put back on track the video game parties. While some people are going out eating and dancing in noisy and hip crowded places on Saturday night, I will be at home with friends, playing video games, and nothing nor anyone is going to change that. So tonight, I will put my hands on Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare PC (Activision/Infinity Ward) and Halo 3 Xbox360 (Microsoft/Bungie Software). Two games I was expecting for a long time and two of the most anticipated video games of the last two months. Both are First-Person Shooters, they are offering online gameplay and are, as of today, the best games of their genre (FPS). We’re moving our PCs and consoles right now for…Read more

Jul 17, 2007

Video games

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) : gone with the babes…

In may, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center used to be the annual rendezvous for the video game industry with console makers, publishers, developers, journalists and gamers joining the event. Each year had its announcements and for at least 3 days, video games news from E3 coverage were almost everywhere on the Internet, on newspapers, on television… E3 became so big (60 000 attendees, 400 exhibitors) that I wondered if it could get any bigger. Electronic Software Association (ESA) president Doug Lowenstein was very proud of the 2006 edition and qualified E3 as “the most important gathering of interactive entertainment industry professionals on the planet“. And he was right. But it couldn’t get bigger and then ESA decided to give E3 a new format: no more music, no more giant screens, no more booth babes (one of the favorite and memorable attraction on the show…Read more

Jun 1, 2007

Video games

Game & Watch: 60 grams of happiness

From Ball in 1980 to Mario the Juggler in 1991, the Game & Watch series was made by Nintendo and created by Gunpei Yokoi (RIP). These handheld electronic games had first two buttons, they used a LED display and had a clock and an alarm; everything could slip into your pocket. Amazing, huh? Well, not that much for today’s criteria on gameplay and fun in video games but for those who played them during the 80’s, they were a must-have. I remember when the Widescreen series came out with a wider screen and -some- colors, I played Parachute a lot (see the flying Shibi below this article, you’ll get the point). Then the Multiscreen series and the great Donkey Kong Jr… At primary school, we created a trade market for Game & Watch games. Few schoolboys/girls could afford to get the latest ones and the others had to watch them…Read more




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