This year marks the 25th anniversary of seminal platforming great Super
Mario Bros. Nintendo is celebrating by releasing a limited edition Wii
game collection, but with three decades of gaming under his sagging
belt, it's hardly the strangest piece of Mario memorabilia out there.
Pop a mushroom and show your love for the rotund plumber with these
awesome Mario products.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of seminal platforming great SuperRead More »from Craziest Mario products
The Berlin Wall (Reuters) - A
long-awaited German videogame pitting East German fugitives against
border guards has proved immensely popular despite being condemned as
"utterly inappropriate" and "insensitive" by a victims' group.
Demand for the game brought down servers following its release over the weekend, a spokesman for the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, where the game was developed, said on Tuesday.
The game -- called "1378(km)" for the length of the former border between East and West Germany -- requires players to either shoot at fugitives fleeing the East or be the fugitives crossing the border.
Rainer Wagner, head of the Association for Victims of Communist TyrannyRead More »from “Insensitive” East German border videogame a hit
(UOKG), said that
Fighters Uncaged No two fights are the same, but to the UFC,
one fighting video game hits a little too close to home.
The mixed-martial arts heavyweight has filed suit in Nevada against game
publisher Ubisoft over alleged copyright infringement found in Fighters
Uncaged, a fighting game for Microsoft Kinect.
According to Sherdog, UFC parent company Zuffa, Inc. is upset with the use of the phrase "become the ultimate fighting weapon," found on the game's packaging. Zuffa claims
that the term has been used to intentionally confuse consumers into thinking
the game is related to the UFC, and that doing so tarnishes the UFC's brand by
associating it with illegal street brawling.
Though no monetary sumsRead More »from UFC sues Ubisoft over Kinect brawler
- Mike Smith | Plugged In – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 6:20 AM EST
Super Mario All-Stars
birthday, Mario. It's been 25 years since his genre-defining appearance in
Super Mario Bros. on the NES, and this week sees a compilation of four of his
best-loved appearances releasing on the Wii.
Super Mario: All-Stars is actually a re-release of a SNES compilation of the same
name, which bundles Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, and the game released in Japan
as Super Mario Bros. 2 (but in the U.S. as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels).
It's a bit baffling, we know, so suffice it to say that what you get is a
collection of four NES Super Mario platform classics ported to the Wii with
very little in the way of changes and updates.
But that's not toRead More »from New Mario praised for gameplay, dissed for extras, value
- Gordon Cameron | Plugged In – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 3:46 AM EST
Anomaly: Warzone Earth - 11 Bit By now you've probably seen your
share of tower-defense games — whether it be the classic Desktop Tower Defense,
or the iPhone's geoDefense, or our own free webgame Castle Defense, it's a
well-mined formula. But have you ever
wondered how the other half lives? Well,
the folks at Warsaw-based 11 Bit studios did just that, and came up with an innovative "tower attack" game — Anomaly: Warzone Earth.
The premise draws inspiration from last year's sci-fi hit District 9. AsRead More »from Tower defense gets turned on its head in Anomaly: Warzone Earth
with that film, a mysterious alien presence has suddenly appeared in the midst
of a major urban center. Only this time, the city is Baghdad — a locale that, as we know, had plenty to worry about before little green men
Papa Smurf: not gonna take it any more
acclaimed indie game designer Jenova Chen -- the brain behind Zen masterpieces Flower and Flow -- figured out he could cheat his way to success in iOS social hit Smurf Village, he was the envy of his fellow
players in a matter of hours.
But as any Smurf will tell you, cheating is not very smurfy.
Chen, who had been playing Smurf Village to investigate the formidable
popularity of social games, found out he could fool the game into
thinking time had passed by altering his iPad's internal clock. That let
him build up a level 21 village -- an impressively high level -- in a
matter of hours, he told Kotaku.
Don't try it at home, though. Papa Smurf is onto you.
After an update issued byRead More »from Cheat at Smurf Village, get scolded by Papa Smurf
- Ben Silverman | Plugged In – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 2:42 AM EST
He's been an outspoken fan of the medium for years now, but
soon, Guillermo del Toro will be a game maker himself.
The acclaimed director of films like Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy
series has signed a multi-year deal with publisher THQ to create a horror video
game trilogy called inSANE. He'll act as creative director, while the nuts and
bolts will be handled by developer Volition, best known for their work on
recent THQ hits like Saint's Row and Red Faction. THQ also announced that they'll
retain game rights, but del Toro will have the rights to any films based on the
Not much is known about inSANE thus far. The debut teaserRead More »from THQ taps Guillermo del Toro for horror game trilogy
trailer offers precious little info beyond some
- Associated Press | Plugged In – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 1:22 AM EST
ESRB launches iPhone app NEW YORK (AP) -- Video games come with ratings similar to movies, but plenty of parents buy games rated M for Mature for their
kids under 17.
To give them more information
about what's in the games their children are asking for, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board updated its free mobile app Tuesday to let users snap photos of the boxes of video games and find out what the ratings mean. For newer games they will also get vivid descriptions and examples of content that could be unsuitable to children.
The nonprofit industry group is responsible for assigning the ratings onRead More »from App lets you snap photo to see game content detail
every video game sold in stores. The ratings range from EC for Early
Childhood to AO for Adults Only, though
- Ben Silverman | Plugged In – Tue, Dec 14, 2010 10:58 PM EST
GTA: San Andreas The makers of Grand Theft Auto know a thing or two about stealing cars, but according to one musician, they also know a thing or two
about stealing ideas.
IGN reports that Michael "Shagg" Washington, a backup singer for seminal hip hop group Cypress Hill, has filed a lawsuit against developer Rockstar Games and publisher Take 2 Interactive over the unlawful use of his life and likeness in the hit PS2 game,
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the suitRead More »from Cypress Hill singer sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto
claims that the developers based the game's protagonist, Carl "CJ"
Johnson, on Washington's real life story. Court documents allege this information was gleaned during a two-hour conversation he
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