Monday, October 27, 2014

How Well Do You Know Killer Instinct? ...Part 2

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Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Soundtrack

Wayforward has just released their latest game in the excellent Shantae series and once again, the amazing Jake Kaufman handled the soundtrack. Fans of recent hits like DuckTales Remastered and Shovel Knight will be quite familiar with his work which frankly raises those games to a whole new level. To celebrate Shantae's latest adventure, Mr. Kaufman has added the entire soundtrack for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse to his Bandcamp page. As expected, the soundtrack is quite excellent and well suited to the long running series. Mr. Kaufman has kindly posted the soundtrack with the option to name your own price which includes FREE so be sure to grab a copy. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Guns, Gore & Cannoli Coming To Wii U!

Indie developer Crazy Monkey Studios has just revealed that its latest game titled Guns, Gore & Cannoli will be coming to the Wii U in Early 2015. The game is a side scrolling shooter featuring beautiful hand drawn 2D graphics and shooting gameplay which looks very similar to the excellent Metal Slug series. What really makes the game stand out is its unique story and setting. You play as a 1920's gangster known as Vinnie Cannoli in the city of prohibition era Thugtown. You are tasked with finding a missing mobster in the middle of a turf war between mafia family's. What really amps up the action is the inclusion of a zombie outbreak caused by mob produced alcohol (moonshine). While I agree with many that zombie's have been overused in media over the last 10 years, it is really cool to see a game with a unique take on the concept.

As the title implies, Guns, Gore & Cannoli is loaded with some serious firepower (Tommie Gun, Shotgun, Flamethrower, etc.) and buckets of blood exploding all over the screen. The game will also feature local Co-op so you can team up with some friends and blast everything in sight, a feature sorely lacking in many recent online obsessed games. If you're a fan of classics like Contra and Metal Slug, Guns, Gore & Cannoli is a game to keep on your radar. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

15 Dead People Who Came Back To Life

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Grant Kirkhope Releases Soundtrack To A Game That Never Happened

Grant Kirkhope has a long history as a video game composer with many of his most famous works coming from his years with Rare (Banjo-Kazooie Series, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64). He has since shifted to more independent work which will be featured on upcoming indie games such as A Hat in Time, Hex Heroes and Lobodestroyo (all of which are headed to the Wii U). Throughout his many years composing video games, he has even crafted tracks for games that never happened. His latest Bandcamp release is a 3 track album titled "The game that never was and never happened!" which gives fans an audio sneak peak into a game that could have been in development but never materialized. While some may jump to the conclusion that this is lost material for Banjo-Kazooie, Mr. Kirkhope has clearly stated that this is not the case. Either way, the music is quite beautiful and is sure to stir the imagination on what could have been. The album allows you to name your own price which includes FREE so be sure to grab a copy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soul Axiom Announced For Wii U

Wales Interactive (Master Reboot, Gravity Badgers) has recently announced that their latest game, Soul Axiom, is coming to the Wii U. The game is a first person action adventure title which shares a striking visual style similar to Master Reboot, a mysterious adventure released earlier this year, also from Wales Interactive. The game's early trailer seems to show the player becoming infected and firing from their hands in a fashion similar to the Plasmid's from Bioshock. When you consider the relative lack of first person games on the Wii U, a title like Soul Axiom is sure to please fans of the genre. Enjoy!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

20 Things That Scared Us As Kids

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Club Nintendo October Rewards Update

Nintendo has updated their downloadable Club Nintendo rewards for October and for the remainder of the month they are offering 8 titles across 3 systems (Wii games can be played on Wii U)The expiration date for this offer is now November 16 and the price is between 150-250 coins for each title. Be sure to check back November 17 for the next reward update.

Wrecking Crew - Wii U eShop
200 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Kirby's Dream Course - Wii U eShop
200 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II - Wii Virtual Console
200 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Maboshi's Arcade - WiiWare
250 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Kersploosh! 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Brain Age Express: Math - 3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until November 16)

3D Classics: Kid Icarus - 3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Donkey Kong - 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until November 16)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How Well Do You Know Killer Instinct?

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Nintendo Shows Big Support For Nindie Developers

Nintendo is stepping up their support of the indie community resulting in some stunning new and upcoming releases for the Wii U and 3DS. The Big N was even a presenting sponsor at this years Indiecade in California showcasing a bunch of new titles. To further support Nintendo Indies (also known by the charming title of "Nindies"), Nintendo has just released a bunch of new trailers on their official YouTube channel. All of the games look great and cover a wide variety of genre's ranging from RPG to Sports. Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nintendo Surprises Fans With Bayonetta 2 Demo!

When it comes to action games, few titles can hold a candle to the Bayonetta series. 5 years after its original release and you would be hard pressed to find an action game that even comes close original Bayonetta in terms of gameplay and insanely entertaining visuals. Nintendo wisely teamed with Platinum Games to bring us Bayonetta 2, a title that would never have happened without the Big N's involvement.

While trailers and gameplay videos have done wonders to showcase the game, Nintendo has opted to offer a fully playable demo of the game to allow anyone on the fence a chance to test drive what will easily become the best action game of 2014. After completing the demo 2 times (once with standard controls and once with touch controls), I can say that the demo gives you a perfect taste of the gameplay and visuals while leaving you begging for more. The demo is about 730MB in size and offers 15 plays which should be more than enough for those needing a Bayonetta fix before the games October 24th release date. Enjoy!

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15 Creepiest True Stories Ever Told

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

XEODRIFTER Gets Its First Glorious Trailer

Jools Watsham's Xeodrifter is approaching completion and Renegade Kid has just released a new trailer showcasing the stunning Metroidvania game. With Nintendo keeping silent on any new Metroid titles, the indie community has stepped up to fill the void left by Samus Aran. While excellent titles like Unepic and Teslagrad do an excellent job of expanding on the Metroidvania sub-genre, Xeodrifter may very well be one of the first games to truly capture everything we love about the Metroid franchise. The game has had a lightning quick development cycle driven by the very passionate Jools Watsham and has even been chronicled on giving some excellent insight on the game development process. The game is set for the 3DS eShop this fall with a possible Wii U version in the future. Enjoy!

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Monday, October 6, 2014

How Well Do You Know The GameCube?

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Indie Platformer "PSYSCROLR" Set As Wii U Exclusive!

Actos Games, creator of the upcoming APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, has recently announced a new game exclusively for Wii U titled PSYSCROLR. The game is a platformer designed to take advantage of the Wii U Gamepad and its touchscreen. In the game, you will control the Scrolr, a young boy with psychic powers controlled with the touch screen. You will be guided the Narrator, a disembodied voice who helps the Scrolr through the world (this is similar to the Narrator from the indie hit Bastion).

PSYSCROLR is the perfect example of the new wave of Wii U indie developers who are getting experimental and truly trying to take advantage of the limitless possibilities offered by the underrated Wii U and its unique controller. The developer has recently released the first video in a new series which both chronicles the games development and showcases how it utilizes the Wii U. Indie Gamers and Wii U fans should keep an eye on this promising new exclusive title. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Wii U Set To Get A Minecraft Clone Fittingly Titled "U Craft"

There's no denying Minecraft has become one of the biggest video game hits of the last 5 years. Hell, it's so big that Microsoft just dropped $2.5 Billion to purchase the franchise which hopefully won't end with Microsoft ruining Minecraft like they did RARE. While the game has seen release on just about every platform imaginable, the one that makes the most sense has been completely ignored with no Nintendo Wii U release. The Wii U Gamepad was tailor made for a game like Minecraft making its absense stick out like a sore thumb. This has not gone unnoticed by indie developer Nexis Games (BrickBlast U!, The Dance of the Damned) leading to the creation of U Craft, a Minecraft clone looking to take advantage of Nintendo's unique console.  The game is aiming for a late 2014 release but could slip into early 2015 considering how large the project is. Little has been shown of the game outside of a teaser trailer but if Nexis Games delivers, Nintendo fans will finally be able to scratch their Minecraft itch. Enjoy!

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Nintendo Meets Marvel In "The WiiVENGERS"

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Massive 164 Track "Banjo-Kazooie: Everything And The Kitchen Sink!" Album

Former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope has been quite generous to his fans having released many of his greatest albums on his Bandcamp page. His latest offering says it all in the title, Banjo-Kazooie: Everything And The Kitchen Sink!. The album is a monstrous 164 tracks and gives Banjo-Kazooie fans every single song in the game including song variations and beta material. It's an impressive offering and may go down as one of the largest video game soundtracks ever made available. Needless to say, if you are a Banjo-Kazooie fan, this is an absolute must download! Once again, the digital album allows you to name you own price which includes FREE! Enjoy and thank you Mr. Kirkhope.