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Magic Mod 1.7.10/1.7.2/1.6.4

31 Aug

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This mod adds a ton of awesome new Magic related items to minecraft. It adds bunch of new blocks, items, magic wands, mobs and structures to minecraft.

Screenshots:

Magic-Mod-7.jpg

Magic-Mod-1.jpg

Magic-Mod-2.jpg

Magic-Mod-3.jpg

Magic-Mod-4.jpg

Magic-Mod-5.jpg

Mod Showcase:

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • If one does not exist you can create one.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links:

For 1.6.2

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593770

For 1.6.4

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593804

For 1.7.2

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593854

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593862

For 1.7.10

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593902

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409593896

Super Meat Boy: Forever is not a one-button game

31 Aug

Super Meat Boy: Forever is a new runner for mobile, tablets and Steam, due sometime in 2015.

super_meat_boy_forever

As expected, Super Meat Boy: Forever was announced and on show at PAX Prime this weekend.

Edmund McMillen, one half of Team Meat, said in a blog post that the new platformer is a “totally new” touch-based game and “not a one button game”.

“Our goal with SMB:F is to design a new full length platformer for touch devices from the ground up to avoid tacking bad controls on an existing design,” he wrote.

“We want to make something that embodies the original Super Meat Boy but is designed around a simple yet intuitive control scheme allowing for pin point accuracy and surprisingly deep controls without the use of multiple buttons/analog sticks.”

Super Meat Boy: Forever will include a full story over six chapters with double the bosses of Super Meat Boy; it’s not an endless runner, although levels will be randomly generated each time you die. In addition to the core content, there’ll be a full “dark world”. Two months into development but moving along at a spanking pace, the project is not a port, and will not use microtransactions.

So yes: A Voyeur for September, the “live action stealth game” Team Meat was teasing, was in fact a joke hinting at the imminent announce of Super Meat Boy Forever. For the record, Константин absolutely called this announcement in the comments section there.

Visit McMillen’s blog to see a few screenshots and GIFs.

Mew-Genics and other projects

There is a bit of bad news though: Mew-Genics is on hold. This isn’t terribly surprising as Team Meat is just two guys, and having multiple projects in full production is a bit difficult.

“Mew-Genics is not canceled, we just put it on hold to work full time on this one,” McMillen said.

“Once SMB:F is released we will hop back on it.”

Speaking to Joystiq, Tommy Refenes said that Mew-Genics had been announced too early, as it quickly grew in scope far beyond original expectations.

“Even some of the posts that we made in the beginning, that stuff doesn’t exist in the game anymore,” he said, giving the trinkets system as an example.

“Every idea that we’ve first said has expanded into this larger idea. And we’re like, ‘we need to shut the fuck up’ and actually get it to a point where we can say, ‘no, this is what it’s going to be when it comes out.”

Team Meat needs to rethink the project and ensure it’s “manageable for two people”, Refenes added, and the revised version will be “more coherent”.

Those disappointed that Team Meat is project-hopping again should be comforted by McMillen’s revelation that Forever is a reworking of the Super Meat Boy: The Game project the duo announced before Mew-Genics.

In other kind-of-Team-Meat news, work has nearly wrapped up on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, McMillen wrote, the Vita port of McMillen’s rogue-like shooter.

Thanks, Destructoid.

New Video Game Releases Week 36, 2014

31 Aug
Here’s the list of this week’s new video game releases. Popular video games released this week are: The Sims 4, Angry Birds Stella, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Dance Central Spotlight, Planetary Annihilation, and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The gaming season of the year is upon us! Get ready for some big new releases. New retail...

Minecraft Comes Alive Mod 1.8.9/1.7.10

31 Aug

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Minecraft Comes Alive (MCA) mod aims to give the original villagers an expanded use within the game.

In General

  • Villagers are no longer loud and obnoxious “caveman squidwards.” MCA replaces them with male or female humans!
  • Villagers can be interacted with. You can trade like normal, but you can also talk to them, tell them a joke, give them gifts, etc. Interactions build relationships, which eventually allows you to get married to the villager of your choosing.
  • You may have children with the villager that you marry. Children can do chores such as farming, fishing, mining, woodcutting, and hunting. Over time, children will grow up into adults who can get married and have children of their own.
  • You can also get married to and have children with other players via SMP and LAN!

In Depth

  • Modders have access to an API that will allow their own mods to interact with MCA.
  • MCA contains over 2,000 lines of dialogue, translated into 20+ languages.
  • There are over 250 different skins possible for male and female villagers.
  • You can add your own skins or dialogue to the mod quite easily.
  • Thirteen new villager professions are added.
  • Your spouse can be instructed to cook food for you.
  • Villagers have moods and personalities which determine how easy they are to get along with.
  • Villagers’ moods change throughout the day.
    Villagers will teleport to their home and go to sleep at night.
  • Villagers can be hired to do their respective jobs for the player for a certain amount of time. You can hire your own personal farmer or bodyguard!
    Children gain experience from doing each chore and can unlock perks that allow them to perform the chore better or faster.
  • You can set a villager’s home point, which determines where they will spawn at nighttime.
  • Villagers have variable heights, meaning one may be taller or shorter than the other.
  • You can get engaged to a villager in order to unlock special gifts from surrounding villagers.

Mod Showcase:

Recipes:

http://www.radix-shock.com/mca–recipes.html

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download and install RadixCore.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into that.
  • Enjoy the mod.

MCA for Minecraft versions 1.7.2 and above requires our in-house API, RadixCore, to be installed as well. If you use a version older than 1.7.2, you do not need RadixCore.

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Previous versions:

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

For 1.5.2

http://adf.ly/Xzl4n

http://adf.ly/Xzl1F

For 1.6.2

http://adf.ly/dsNQ2

http://adf.ly/dsNVP

For 1.6.4

http://adf.ly/gTGab

http://adf.ly/gTGvS

For 1.7.2

Minecraft Comes Alive Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

RadixCore Standard Mod Framework: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For 1.7.10

Minecraft Comes Alive Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

RadixCore Standard Mod Framework: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For 1.8

Minecraft Comes Alive Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

RadixCore Standard Mod Framework: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For 1.8.9

Minecraft Comes Alive Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

RadixCore Standard Mod Framework: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

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Go on safari again with Evolve’s second alpha test

31 Aug

Evolve will offer a second chance to get in ahead of the rest of the pack with another closed alpha test.

evolve

Evolve’s second round of closed alpha testing was announced at PAX Prime this weekend, and those who gave the 4v1 asymmetrical shooter a try at the show have priority in securing a place in the test.

Otherwise, 2K Games and Turtle Rock will be distributing keys via social media, their forums and other channels, so keep an eye out on Twitter, Facebook and various other Internet locations where publisher and developer are known to lurk.

The Big Alpha, as Destructoid reports it’s being called, has not yet been dated, unfortunately. We can guess at December or early January, though, as there’s an Xbox One exclusive Evolve beta coming in January.

Evolve’s release date was pushed back to February 2015 from an expected October launch. It’s headed to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Visit the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

31 Aug

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will have a whole season of DLC in addition to a special pre-order bonus pack.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel follows in the footsteps of Borderlands 2 by fronting a season pass, 2K and Gearbox announced over the weekend.

The pass will go for $30 and include four DLC packs adding characters, missions and “experiences” to the core game. Since each pack will retail for $10, you’ll save about 25%.

No further details of the DLC were announced.

In addition to the four season pass packs, 2K Games announced a pre-order bonus add-on – the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit. This will be offered for sale at a later date, but won’t be included in the season pass. We don’t know what it is, alas.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in mid-October.

Cash Dash: Cameron, Nash, Carter, and Hayes – The Ultimate Tips, Cheats and Strategy Guide

31 Aug
Cash Dash: Cameron, Nash, Carter, and Hayes (or simply Cash Dash for short) is a new iOS platformer game starring four Youtube celebrities, and thus it has rapidly become one of the most popular mobile games around. Your goal in this game is to take one of these four characters through a large amount of […]

Tiny Tower Vegas – The Ultimate Tips, Cheats and Strategy Guide

31 Aug
Tiny Tower Vegas is the long-awaited sequel to Tiny Tower, the game that put NimbleBit on the map and that kicked off the tower simulator genre that was so big on the iOS and Android platforms for a short while. This game brings back the Bitizens, the goofy characters, the 386-esque graphics and all of […]

‘Dota 2’ is on the front page of today’s New York Times

31 Aug

If anyone is still questioning the legitimacy of e-sports, today should be a bit of a wake-up call. The lead photo on the front page of today's New York Times is of this July's $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International. That's right: The Gray Lady has taken note, running a story on the rise of e-sports on the front page of its Sunday edition. The accompanying article is the first in a series exploring how competitive video gaming has developed into a spectator sport. The Times certainly isn't the first big media company to pay attention to e-sports: ESPN broadcast a preview of The International on one of its cable channels, and, of course, Amazon just purchased Twitch for $970 million. Even with all of this attention, however,...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth – PAX Trailer Shows Fully Matured Colony

31 Aug

A new trailer was released over the weekend for Civilization: Beyond Earth, courtesy of Firaxis’ PAX Prime panel.

The trailer contains over six minutes of gameplay and shows the capabilities of a fully functional colony once it has fully matured in about 100 years of the game’s timeline.

It then goes on to show the Purity Affinity, who seek to control the environment through terraforming in order to meet their needs. Not all factions are like this though and then there are others who believe that humans must advance to adapt to alien environments through either cybernetics, gene modification or other transfusions.

The trailer also shows off a bit of combat, diplomacy and other elements.

Interested players can now pre-order the game and attain the Exoplanets map pack which features six different planets using specialized scripts that randomly generate different geographic layouts with every game.

  • Kepler 186f: This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets.
  • Rigil Khantoris Bb: Orbiting the closest star to the solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet’s settlement are well-preserved.
  • Tau Ceti d: This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources.
  • Mu Arae f: Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness.
  • 82 Eridani e: An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces
  • Eta Vulpeculae b: A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.

Civilization: Beyond Earth is currently slated for release on October 24 for the PC.

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Origin Allows Pre-Loading of The Sims 4

31 Aug

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is now available for owners to pre-load on the PC, Electronic Arts has announced.

Anyone who has or decides to pre-order the game through Origin can take advantage of the feature. Pre-loading the game will allow owners to download the game and have it ready for launch day when the game will finally unlock and be available to play. This way you can jump right in and start controlling your Sims off the bat.

To do so, open your Origin and head to your Game Library. The Sims 4 should be showing a download button if the pre-load is available in your region.

Note that the game will only unlock once it officially releases in your specific region. In the case of North America, it will be available to play at 09:00 p.m PDT on September 1, a couple of days later in Europe, Australia and Japan, and finally a day later in the rest of UK, India, South Africa and New Zealand.

You’ll require the following minimum system requirements to run the game.

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Maxis has already announced that those who already own The Sims 3 and its expansion, will get a variety of special in-game rewards in The Sims 4.

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MalisisDoors Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2/1.7.10 for Minecraft

31 Aug

MalisisDoors Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2 adds new animations for doors, trap doors and fence gates. It adds new several doors like glass doors, jail doors, laboratory doors, factory doors and garage doors that all have different and original animations. You can also entirely build your doors with a machine that lets you chose the way it looks and the way it moves.

MalisisDoors Mod

Contents:

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Mod Showcase:

Requires:

Minecraft Forge

MalisisCore

How to install MalisisDoors Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download and install MalisisCore.
  • Download the mod.
  • Click on the Start Menu in Windows.
  • Type run into the search box, and select the Run program at the top of the results.
  • Type %appdata% into the Run program, and press Enter.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into that.
  • Enjoy the mod.

MalisisDoors Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2 Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.6.4

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.7.2

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.7.10

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.8.0

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.8.9

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.9.0

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.10.2 and 1.9.4

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.11.2

Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

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Vibrating GPS Shoes to be Launched in India

31 Aug
LeChal shoes equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter guide the wearer using Google maps.

Spelunker Mod 1.7.10/1.7.2/1.6.4/1.5.2

31 Aug

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This mod is made after the game called “Spelunker”.  Spelunker is set in a colossal cave, with the player starting at the cave’s entrance at the top, and the objective is to get to the fabulous treasure at the bottom. To achieve this, the player must walk and jump through increasingly challenging parts of the cave. This mod makes it harder where you cannot jump more than one block down or you will die and you cannot get touched by other mobs or it will be an instant death. With this mod you start out with only one heart!

Items:

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Challenges this mod adds:

  • Your HP will be only one heart = 1  damage to death
  • Get off the steps of two or more = death
  • Dive into water = death
  • When you are in the cave for too long (oxygen) shortage = death
  • Any mob touching you = death

See how long you can survive in a cave!

Mod Review:

Recipes:

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How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download and install Player API.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • If one does not exist you can create one.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links:

For 1.5.2

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556745

For 1.6.4/1.6.2

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556759

For 1.7.2

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556775

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556780

For 1.7.10

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556800

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1409556802

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Releases in 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One

31 Aug

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2015, Team Ninja has announced.

Apparently the developer feels that the fighting game franchise still has a lot of steam left in it and demands another re-release. A short trailer accompanying the announcement reveals that the game will release next year in Japan. However, it’s unknown when the title will make its way to the western shores.

The tagline “Last Round” could suggest that this will be last time Team Ninja re-releases the game. That means the next Dead or Alive title will be a new installment, that is unless they are done with the series.

While 2014 has been the year to see many games being delayed, it has also seen its fair share of re-releases.

Just a couple of days ago Volition Games announced at PAX Prime that Saints Row IV would be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well. It would be better if we were to see new titles land on the new consoles, rather than assemble titles we’ve already played on the previous-gen machines.

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This university’s library doesn’t have a single paper book

31 Aug

Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a library that doesn't hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead, the library has space for reading, desks for doing work, and a number of desktops, laptops, and tablets readily available. It joins a small handful of universities that have opened such libraries in recent years. Instead of books, the library has a deal with publishers that lets students access a title once for free. If any other student "takes out" the ebook of that title, the library automatically purchases it for its collection.

Of course, print still has...

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Balanced Exchange Mod 1.7.10/1.7.2/1.6.4/1.5.2

31 Aug

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This mod is based on features from Equivalent Exchange 2, like the destruction catalyst; the diving rods; being able to build with uncommon blocks (like mossy cobblestone); not hoarding chests full of cobblestone and dirt, just in case they’re needed one day; and being able to mine ore chains using the dark matter pickaxe.

This mod will allow you to do all that, but it doesn’t allow you to do some of the things that EE2 allowed you to do. Things that felt too much like cheating or that made other aspects of the game redundant – Like being able to turn 1 diamond into almost 2 stacks of bread… making that wheat farm you worked on rather useless.

How does it work?

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Amulet’s interface

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Item transmutation

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Upgrades

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Transmutation modes

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

How to have an amulet replicate items from EE2

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Amulet Restorer

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Customization

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Mod Review:

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge
  • Download the mod
  • Go to %appdata%
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it
  • If one does not exist you can create one
  • Enjoy the mod

Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.5.2

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864110

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864097

For Minecraft 1.6.4

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864931

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864122

For Minecraft 1.7.2

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864948

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864144

For Minecraft 1.7.10

Balanced Exchange Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

BCMod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Balanced Exchange Mod 1.7.10/1.7.2/1.6.4/1.5.2

31 Aug

Balanced-Exchange-Mod.jpg

This mod is based on features from Equivalent Exchange 2, like the destruction catalyst; the diving rods; being able to build with uncommon blocks (like mossy cobblestone); not hoarding chests full of cobblestone and dirt, just in case they’re needed one day; and being able to mine ore chains using the dark matter pickaxe.

This mod will allow you to do all that, but it doesn’t allow you to do some of the things that EE2 allowed you to do. Things that felt too much like cheating or that made other aspects of the game redundant – Like being able to turn 1 diamond into almost 2 stacks of bread… making that wheat farm you worked on rather useless.

How does it work?

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Amulet’s interface

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Item transmutation

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Upgrades

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Transmutation modes

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

How to have an amulet replicate items from EE2

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Amulet Restorer

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Customization

[[Visit blog to check out this spoiler]]

Mod Review:

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge
  • Download the mod
  • Go to %appdata%
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it
  • If one does not exist you can create one
  • Enjoy the mod

Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.5.2

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864110

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864097

For Minecraft 1.6.4

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864931

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864122

For Minecraft 1.7.2

Balanced Exchange Mod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864948

BCMod: http://www.dl.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1392864144

For Minecraft 1.7.10

Balanced Exchange Mod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

BCMod: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

CanterlotCraft Resource Pack 1.8

31 Aug

CanterlotCraft Resource Pack is a textures with a predominance of pink and with a certain degree of fun. Total 16x, but still a good texture, a bit childish but still good designed.

>> Screenshots <<

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The New 3DS: Nintendo’s Challenges Going Forward – Article

31 Aug

With the news that Nintendo's new 3DS model will come with an upgraded CPU, making games specifically made for the system unplayable on older systems, comes the understandable concern from some fans that they’ll be locked out of purchasing certain games until they upgrade. As much as this announcement will have come as a shock to many gamers, we should probably have seen something like this coming.

Many of you will recall that Nintendo have done this before, most recently with the Nintendo DSi, which had a slightly bumped up spec sheet compared to the original DS, as well as a new camera for developers to work into their games. Not many physical games were actually released solely for the DSi platform (five, to be precise), but the potential for developers to make games exclusively for it was still there. It didn’t cause too much controversy at the time, in part because the DSi was released a full five years after the original handheld and because developers almost universally released their DSi games on the DS as well, and those that did not opted for digital distribution.

Another, perhaps more prescient example, is that of the Game Boy Color. At the time of its release, many believed the Game Boy Color was just a new version of a handheld they already owned (the original Game Boy), not a completely new console. However, most games that were released for the GBC were not backwards compatible and could not be played on the original Game Boy. Fortunately, the gap between the two handhelds was a full nine years; more than enough in most cases to prevent consumer frustration.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - The New 3DS: Nintendo's Challenges Going Forward - Article