Nintendo has always had the market on family-friendly games and practices. While the Japanese gaming giant has its share of faults, never let it be said that they aren’t looking out for you, especially around the holidays.
Christmas Day will bring an extra flair of joy (and frustration) to Wii-U gamers everywhere as NES launch title and undeniable classic Duck Hunt hits the Nintendo Virtual Console via eShop on December 25.
I have not been in the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve sifted through my Grinch-like hate, but it wasn’t until today that I realized why--that life was preparing me for the grand moment in which I would experience the animatronic nightmare that is “We Wish You a Turtle Christmas.”. It was like my brain tapped into a psychic wavelength that knew that something awful was going to make me groan and squirm my way through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas hell.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week or two, you've probably heard about the colossal Sony hack that was linked back to those commie bastards in North Korea. As a result of that hack, numerous sensitive documents were leaked onto the internet where we discovered, among other things, that Alex Trebek nearly left Jeopardy when an overprotective mother wrote a naggy letter to show producers over Trebek's alleged "insensitivity" towards her last-place-finishing daughter who competed on Jeopardy Kids (which is a terrible concept in and of itself, but that's another story).
I’m going to be honest, I had no idea what Elite: Dangerous was only 2 days ago. After about a minute of research, I decided to buy the game. Since then, I’ve discovered that it’s the coolest thing ever besides a penguin with sunglasses.
Google has released its statistics on the biggest search trends of 2014, and the video game category in particular reveals some very interesting (and occasionally surprising) insights into what the community was buzzing about this year.
Every year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry, guaranteeing they will be preserved for future generations. To be eligible for selection, the films must be at least 10 years old, and deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
2015 is going to be a huge, huge year for movies, so it's no surprise that 2014 saw the release of some pretty major trailers. Zefr, a YouTube data and marketing company, released a report charting the top 20 most popular trailers this year, and the number one spot is probably going to surprise you.
Last month, hackers (possibly North Korean) leaked a metric crapton of documents, emails, and other internal information from Sony Pictures. The stated intent was to punish the studio for The Interview, an upcoming movie that has Seth Rogen and James Franco attempting to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Over the subsequent weeks, dozens of unannounced projects, movie ideas, and executive-level conversations emerged, and they're not just about Spider-Man (although there's plenty of that to go around).
2014 was a big year in video games for me, due in large part to the fact that for the first time in my life, I have a current-gen console. This coupled with a long overdue PC upgrade meant that I was eager to fit in as much gaming time as I physically could.