Okay, so I’m giving this thing a shot from my dad’s place, on his computer. He has one of those ergonomic keyboards, and it doesn’t quite mesh with my muscle memory, but let’s see if I can manage to get through this tonight.
Want to learn everything– and I do mean quite possibly everything– there is to know about shoot ’em ups, or “shmups,” as they’re sometimes known? Then Racketboy’s “Shmups 101” has you covered. “It’s almost an university class in 2D Shooters!” he proudly proclaims.
A new five-minute video has been released to introduce people to Star Fox 64 3D. Of the 3DS games shown at E3, I found this one to have some of the most impressive (if at times disorienting) 3D effects of anything there.
Those 830,000+ folks, and anyone else who buys before August 12, will get 20 free downloadable games from the Nintendo magento eshop. Users have to make a connection to the eStore before 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11, 2011, however. These users will also automatically be registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program. To be clear: you just need to connect.
For “Japanese nerd hero” Shoko Nakagawa, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 3DS is most definitely a yay. But the actual 3D? Not so much.
Unlike most Mega Man titles, Legends carries the feel of an open-world game, and did so preceding the arrival of 2001’s Grand Theft Auto III for the PlayStation 2. Since then, the concept has exploded into what some might consider a new genre. It may not have offered the same full feeling of freedom as those games, but there is definitely no shortage of things to do, even if you’re not blasting robots. That would no doubt help its appeal to some in the modern video game world.
And finally, in case you missed it on Friday, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon had Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime on to show off a little bit of their E3 fare, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, the Wii U, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. You can check all of that out here.