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PN Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

February 17, 2014 | 13

It’s February and that means it’s still Winter. This also means the snow is still coming down and we’re still months away from warm weather. But we’re not alone in this battle of the cold. Our favorite red tie gorilla … Read More

PN Review: Splinter Cell Blacklist

August 30, 2013 | 1

It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write this review. I have been following the Splinter Cell franchise since its release in 2002 and have been a fan from the beginning. Some of my greatest … Read More

PN Review: Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition

February 5, 2013 |

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition Review



Game-developer Way Forward has proved once again that it knows how to make a platformer, but shows that it knows it’s way around a puzzle.


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One Of The First Disaster: Day of Crisis Reviews

September 25, 2008 |

At its core Disaster: Day of Crisis is a light gun game. The hodgepodge mix of driving events, a terrorist shooting gallery, waggle rescues, and light platforming are glued together by off-rails walking. When you encounter STORM units Disaster: Day … Read More

Review: Star Wars The Force Unleashed

September 22, 2008 |

Last Tuesday morning, I picked up my copy of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, even after seeing many mediocre reviews for the game.  I’m not usually deterred by what game critics say about a game and I couldn’t help my urge to swing the Wiimote around in crazy patterns to ‘unleash’ the force.

One of the first things Wii owners will notice about the game, is it’s lack of visual polish.  The game runs in 16:9 widescreen with decent visuals, but the Wii can definitely do better.  It looks like they used PS2 graphics with barely any added particle effects except for maybe some of the cutscenes and the lightning.  Despite the lack of visual flare, I couldn’t stop playing through the many areas in the Star Wars universe we’ve come to know and love.

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Nintendo Power reviews: Wario Land: Shake It!, Samba de Amigo, Sonic Chronicle

September 21, 2008 |

Wario Land: Shake It!

Pro: – well-designed levels – fun moves (especially motion controlled actions) – side puzzles/bonus missions provide extra difficulty – animation is great – good bosses

Con: – slow-paced – few enemies can do much damage to … Read More

Nintendo Power Reviews

September 18, 2008 |

Reviews Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) – 8.0 Spore Creatures (DS) – 8.0 Samba De Amigo (Wii) – 9.0 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS) – 8.0 Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise (DS) – 7.0 Line Rider 2: Unbound (Wii) – … Read More

What Ever Happend To GTA4 Vs Ocarina of time?

September 11, 2008 | 4

Things seem to be at a crawl today on Nintendo news. So I decided to check out the feud between GTA and Ocarina of Time at For months after GTA 4 came out, it was in … Read More

Nintendo Power – reviews

August 21, 2008 | 1

-DQ4 (DS) – 7.5 -Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (DS) – 6.0 -Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii) – 7.5 -Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) – 7.5 -Tiger Woods 09 (Wii) – 8.5 -Disgaea DS – 7.5 -Sam & Max Season … Read More

G-Phoria 2008 Winners

August 8, 2008 |

The winners of the “G-Phoria 2008” awards were revealed TONIGHT during a special one-hour “X-Play” broadcast on G4. The biggest winner of the night was “Halo 3,” taking the highly coveted Game of the Year award. Other big winners were “Grand Theft Auto IV” and “Rock Band” tying with three awards each, along with “Metal Gear Solid 4” and “Call of Duty 4,” each receiving two awards. Set during the summer when gamers can find respite from the heat and take advantage of time off to engage in their passion, “G-Phoria 2008” honors games that were released in the 12 months between July 31, 2007 and July 31, 2008. “X-Play” hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb presented this year’s installment of the annual videogame awards show that included more than 90 nominees in 18 categories.

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X-Play presents G-Phoria 2008: Where viewers take control of G4’s annual video game awards show

August 7, 2008 |


“G-Phoria,” the only videogame award show that puts the voting controllers in the hands of real gamers, returns to G4 with interactive features that make it the most engaging awards show on TV. Once again, G4’s experts put their personal opinions aside and allow the game-playing public to decide the winners in a wide variety of categories ranging from Best Party Game to Best New Character, with the ultimate victor being named Game of the Year.

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OneClick Wi-Fi Relaunch

August 1, 2008 |

Commune, connect and compete as the premiere Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection community relaunches on August 1st with all new ways to play people online.

Registration on the site is easy and free: and once you’ve signed up, just put in your … Read More

Site Note: Reviews Page Now Live

July 29, 2008 |

Hey everyone!  Just a quick site note, I’ve added a new page to the menu bar that will take you to our new ‘Reviews’ page.  I’m hoping to be doing more reviews in the future, so this will be our … Read More

Reader Wiiview: Agatha Christie and Then There Were None

July 29, 2008 | 1

Thanks to Sagatron for sending in his review for Agatha Christie!  Remember, any reviews you have for games, just drop them in an email to tips at and we’ll be sure to post it!


This game is a one-player point-and-click murder mystery based on the Agatha Christie’s novel by the same name. If you’re a fan of Agatha’s storytelling and have read the novel first published back in 1939, you might be asking yourself why you would want to play this game when you already know the ending. Well good news, the ending for this game is different than the book. For all of us that have not read the book (myself included), what is the point of changing the ending? To me, this seems disrespectful to Agatha’s work. However, if you finish the game, a surprise awaits for those that don’t know the original story.

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