Goozex buying VGFive is breaking news and was just published on the Yahoo Finance site. Goozex has purchased VGFive, a competitor video game trading site that was created during the transition period while the Goozex founders sold the site to the Bay Acquisition Corporation.
Nintendo has had it's fair share of struggles lately. When the 3DS launched, there was an Early Adopters Program, giving people who paid full-price for the new hardware an almost "I'm sorry" for the terrible launch as they dropped the price of the hardware by a third. Nintendo has recently released the Wii U, and some say that the system is heading down the same road as the 3DS. With the release of more mainstream titles, playing down the features originally touted as the main selling point of the system, and in general kissing fan butt by giving away free stuff, Nintendo has brought the 3DS from the brink of destruction. Now, it sits on top of the handheld market again.
Thanks to The Walking Dead video game, not Survival Instinct by Activision, but rather the episodic version released by Telltale Games, my eyes and ears are now open to anything new Telltale releases. That’s why when I got a press release from Telltale that described a new episodic game coming this summer to Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, PC and Mac, they had my attention. The game is called The Wolf Among Us. Here are the details as they are currently known.
Half-Life is still one of the greatest FPS games that ever existed. Out of a list of the top 100 games, 99% of people would list Half-Life in the top 5. Looking back, this was an industry influencing game and due to its success, Valve became a household name. What made this game so popular back in the 1990s? What was it about Half-Life that was so different from other PC games at the time?
Erik Kubik recently wrote an article lauding the praises of the LEGO game franchise. His key points involved the general inexpensiveness of the titles, the fun in catching references in the licensed games, and the joy of a solid multiplayer experience. Now, Traveller's Tales has released LEGO City, a single-player, non-licensed game as a spearhead for the Wii U, which would mean that we won't see it drop below full retail price anytime soon. With all of those key points that make a LEGO game appealing gone, is it still worth picking up?
With the recent remakes and successful sales of NBA Jam and X-Com, gamers deserve to see more of their beloved games from the 1990s remade. The 90s was a great time to be a gamer. So many of the great games from the era have become obscure and have started to show their age. The list of potential remakes is daunting and most of them just need an HD facelift and the addition of multiplayer or co-op. GoozerNation has started a list of potential games from the N64, SNES, PS1, Saturn, and the PC that need to make it to modern consoles.