Patents are an evil thing. Though they’re good as well. It all depends if they protect innovators who use the technology they make, but there are too many companies who hold patents and just use it to punish any company who want to improve technology. It all depends on the situation, either way – Nintendo have just lost a suit and have to pay out around $100 million.
So it’s the end of the year here in blighty. In about four hours the sky will be full of shiny lights and explosions, possibly with a few accidents that maim the young idiots that are using fireworks in ways that they are never meant to be used. We need less of this misery now, so let’s move onto happier moments and those moments are from my Game(s) of The Year.
The Game-Modo crew sure miss trick or treating on Halloween night but that’s not to say we wont be having our own fare share of scares on this night of horror. Why not let us recommend some games to get you into the Halloween spirit
Pokémon X and Y will be released in Europe on the 12th October and we managed to get our poke paws on a limited edition Yveltal Red 3DS XL. Come check out the video unboxing. It’s darn sexy.
No, not all Nintendo bashing dies on Saturday, just the crap about the 2DS and Nintendo’s refusal to publish games on iOS. There will still be plenty of people criticising Nintendo and their steadfast refusal to do anything other than their own thing, but after that date, those critics will be crowing about what they wish Nintendo would do instead of what they think Nintendo needs to do to save themselves.
Lately, like many fellow game fanatics I have been hooked on Grand Theft Auto V. Every man and his dog knows about one of the three protagonists known as Trevor Philips. This character is hilariously funny with his antics but on a whim he becomes ultra disturbing. This got me thinking of what I think are the most disturbing video game characters.
One thing that I that I have missed over the last 9 years is a new Pikmin game. I was very interested in what Nintendo was going to come up with after the vast wait. Does this live up to the levels of greatness Pikmin 1 and 2 delivered?
Oh not backwards compatibility talk again, well this is something that should be getting more talk and for good reason. We live in an age where new consoles should be able to play previous generation games. Come check out why being able to play previous generation games is important and what some console makers are doing about this.
Looks like Emily Rogers has been busy tweeting some juicy Nintendo information again. Apparently the Wii U will be getting a firmware update on Monday or sometime this week.
The Nintendo 3DS XL and the PlayStation Vita are both great portable gaming systems. As someone who has deployed in the US military with a Nintendo DS one time, and with a Sony PSP for another, I can attest to the how much fun can be had with either a portable Nintendo or Sony device during downtime overseas.