This morning, Nintendo made two major announcements, one was their partnership with Japanese Mobile App developer, DeNA, pronounced DNA. The next was revealing a codename of a new piece of Nintendo hardware called NX.
So what is this partnership with DeNA about? Nintendo has given the rights of their IPs accessible to DeNA. Meaning that DeNA can make mobile versions of Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or any other Nintendo franchise onto Android and iOS platforms. Continue reading →
Today on The Retro Magazine website, the Blue Sky Rangers, Realtime Associates and Retro Magazine will be working together to get the Intellivision Gen2 games onto PC and Mac.
Intellivision Gen2 began as a set of games playable from the PlayStation 3 Home online service. It eventually appeared on the PlayStation Vita as downloadable games before making it’s way onto iOS and Android. These games were, AstroSmash, Shark!Shark! and NightTrap, they were remade and designed with new school graphics whilst maintaining the original gameplay mechanics of their original games on the Intellivision. It was announced that Utopia, Sea Battle, Deadly Discs, and Snafu might appear too on the PC version of Intellivision Gen2.
After a bit of neglect, I actually went downstairs and turned on the Ouya out of curiosity. After installing an update for it, I noticed how such more stable and smoother it is on the interface and game screen. The Discover Store isn’t totally perfect, but it’s use-able as always. But I did find some totally great games to play on it!
My Nuclear Octopus is one of them! It’s a clone of Tempest, except you can shoot in two directions, left and right, rather than towards you. The game has quite a lot of trippy graphics and a wee bit too much flashing and camera shake. If you suffer from epileptic seizures I highly recommend not playing this. However if you’re a big Tempest fan, I say go for it! Continue reading →
On Twitter I have recently followed a few Indie development bots. What these are they’re simply programs on Twitter that find hashtags and phrases, and automatically retweet them. In this case the Indie Development bot retweet any tweets that use the hastag, #IndieDev. After doing this I’ve been inundated with so many retweets about indie devs in development it’s almost Twitter spam! But one retweet caught my eye when I found this interesting sh’mup on Android called Retaliate. Continue reading →
An RPG franchise I never really had the chance to play, mainly because Nintendo of Europe rarely brought turn based RPGs over here, is Japan’s favourite RPG series of all time, Dragon Quest.
I heard that Square Enix was releasing the first Dragon Quest on iOS, but there wasn’t any news on if there was going to be an Android version, until the Descendants of Erdrick announced this on FaceBook.
Yeah, yeah, moan and winge at me about it! At least it’s not Smurfberries!
Chess 2 came out today on the Ouya. So it was finally an excuse to pull out the Ouya that I’ve had hidden in a bag since I did the Retro Night at the Computer History Centre, which was way back in October! I had noticed that in order to play people online you have to pay 8 “Crowns”. The game does provide you with 240 Crowns to begin with, which is about 30 online games; and there was an offer for today where you can purchase 720 crowns (90 online games) for $5.99 on a one time offer. Personally I do hate it when people, such as Microsoft, invents a currency for the sake of confusing people. Ludemegames, the people behind Chess 2, should have made it in such a way so that only one crown was needed for an online game, making it easier to work out without needed to get the handy calculator out. But I’m sure there’s some kind of business decision behind it… *groan* Continue reading →
So I got myself an Ouya, and over the weekend I’ve been playing a lot of this machine. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. But what do I think about this £99 console? Well… Why do we have to pay more for this! In the states it costs $99, but $99 is not £99, it’s £65! But talking about price, I’ll explain how this might get a little more pricey than expected depending on where you get it from. Let me explain… Continue reading →
So I went into a GAME store today, and I asked the guy at the till if they were getting any Ouyas on Friday. It turns out that they already had two consoles available. The guy even wanted to sell me one a day before the official launch in the UK, which is pretty crazy considering that if this was a PS4 they wouldn’t dare sell one until the launch day. Unfortunately I have no money, but I’m going to get paid tomorrow, so they were cool to reserve one for me for tomorrow. The only issue I have is that not only do I not have a HDMI capture card with a HDCP decrypter, the Ouya doesn’t have any analogue video outputs, so I won’t be able to stream the console onto Twitch. Which is a shame. But yeah, I’m going to be getting an Ouya tomorrow!
Thing is, I’ve been looking at the Ouya since it was announced on KickStarter. And the Ouya Company did an awesome job to promote it, get it noticed, and make a crap ton of money before it even got released. So an applause to them big time. But here’s the problem, even when I stared at the KickStarter page like it was the second coming of Christ, I didn’t back it. Yeah, I’m one of those idiots who love the look of something on KickStarter and then never support said product or project. Continue reading →