For some, once a game has been played its done with and there’s no reason to keep it. For others, a game is a piece of art and should be kept in a library like a important novel. Whether you hold onto old games is down to a personal preference. However, holding onto them can actually be an investment. Both for money and even for the sake of history.
Video games are becoming mainstream now. Like anything which becomes mainstream, it has to have had come from somewhere that was not mainstream, this means games used to be something special, something that doesn’t come along often.
Many people don’t realise it yet but video games actually hold a creative love that is only found in the greatest examples of art and literature throughout history. Games such as Metal Gear Solid and Ocarina of Time were made in such a way, in a certain time period, that they can not be recreated. Not least in a medium that bows to mainstream thinking and service.
Exciting times are ahead for Zelda fans for the new “The Legend of Zelda” game coming later this year after the E3 announcement. But while your waiting for the game to be released you can get your hands on Monster Hunter Generations game released early last year if not already.
When you take a look at the trailers it has a lot of similarities to the Zelda games, even with the sound effects and the fighting styles, but with a whole new storyline thrown into the mix with even bigger monsters
You basically take on the role of a fledgling monster hunter who embarks on a primary quest to become an ultimate hunter. As your journey through the game you will encounter 4 villages that you have to defend from the various monsters that attack; these monsters will be larger than life and you will have to learn new skills and tactics, such as hunting styles and hunter arts that allow you to fully customise your game style to take them down.
Hone in on and master your arts in your solo quest or battle it out with teammates; it’s advised that you form a party with up to three other friends locally or online to take on the toughest challenges together though. There are many challenges in the game, all with different degrees of difficulty. You can get new quests from the store, so there is always something new to keep you motivated and challenged..
To commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo will be bringing the words of sonic and Super Mario Brothers together with over 30 playable characters competing against each other; players can also play with their own Mii character.
There will be 14 official Olympic Games disciplines and three Duel Events; the duel events will be Rugby Sevens, Football, and Beach Volleyball. With duel events players can build up duel points by performing shooting, tackling and spiking actions to gain extra points to up the scores.
Players can compete for gold and can stand in an ultimate showdown event between two teams; players get to be one out of 2 of the last teams standing, so use your talents to win the game!
Nintendo are also honoring the traditional couch coop game play, and up to 4 players can play together, so you and 3 of your friends can compete in any fashion they see fit to beat their friends.
Due to be released on 22nd June 2016, so be on the look out for this truly exciting and competitive game.
If you have a Nintendo DSi and/or a Nintendo DSi XL device and have been heavily reliant on DSi store, toaccess DSiware downloadable content you will be sad to hear that there store will be closed on 31st March 2017; 8 years is not a bad run considering.
It may be time to ditch the outdated DSi device and go for something that’s current like the Nintendo 3DS. With regards to the DSiware that you do have, and availability on the 3DS. Nintendo released an update on June 2011 which made it possible to access the DSi Shop’s library of DSiWare games through the Nintendo eShop, where you can transfer from the DSi system to the 3DS system whilst you still can; be aware that not all games will be compatible, so you may lose some games you like and have to find alternatives. The points can still be added using DSiware until September 30th 2016, and content can be purchased until March 31, 2017 when the shop will be closed.
Star Fox Zero is an upcoming 3D scrolling shooter video game for Wii U due to be released in April 2016.
The evil forces of Andross are invading planets across the Lylat System, it’s down to the Star Fox team to once again rid them from the system. Explore exotic worlds, engage in dogfights and take advantage of the immersive control system utilising both the GamePad and T.V Screen to provide truly engaged and interactive game-play.
Use the GamePade to view the game from inside a cockpit with a cinematic perspective to view all that’s going on around you within that perspective. use the motion controls with the targeting interface to line up shots and engage in advanced flight techniques to take down enemies, with total precision.
Take control of the various vehicles laying around for the taking across the different planets you will visit to fight off the forces of Andross.