Monday, March 28, 2011

3DS "Black Screen of Death" Being Reported

Multiple gamers have been reporting that the 3DS is suffering from a crash issue across multiple game titles.  According to posts found on NeoGaf, AVForums, and Digital Spy, the "Black Screen of Death" has been occuring while playing Super Monkey Ball, Street Fighter IV 3D, Pilotwings, Ghost Recon, Lego Star Wars and various Mii applications.

According to the posts, some of the issues can be resolved by resetting the system or reformatting the SD card to FAT-32 format.  Other gamers have had no luck resolving the recurring crashes and have returned their systems for replacement.

We're still too early in the 3DS launch to know how widespread this problem is, but it's definitely alarming.  There's no official word from Nintendo yet on the crashes.

Via VG 24/7

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Resident Evil Revival Selection Info

It seems like they're releasing a new HD collection of classic games all the time these days.  They've finally decided to release a Resident Evil collection which will be called 'Resident Evil Revival Selection'.  I don't know much about the game yet, but here's what I do know:

  • It will include versions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica.  I'm hoping it will actually have a 3rd game, but we probably will not know anything about that in the near future.  
  • The game will be multiplatform and released on the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3.
  • Both games will be remastered in wonderful "HD".  
  • Move/Kinect support hasn't been mentioned, but would definitely bring some value to the experience.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First Look at Kratos Gameplay in Mortal Kombat

A long time ago, I had a strong fascination with Mortal Kombat.  While my interest has dwindled over the years, I'm definitely starting to get excited about the franchise, particularly after watching the above video.  Mortal Kombat (2011) hits shelves next month and it definitely looks great so far.  Will it be the best "next-gen" fighting option?  I'm not sure about that, but it definitely looks to be the best fighting game option of 2011.  There are some concerns with the game that it's too focuses on being accessible to casual players, but the developer has promised a deep experience that will keep hard-core gamers happy.  I guess we'll just have to see what happens...

Add Me On playfire

I just started using playfire and it's definitely an interesting site that tracks your achievements (Xbox 360) and trophies (PSN).  It's basically a lot like Raptr, but better in my opinion.  If you are on the site, feel free to add me!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Dead Island Screenshots

Three new Dead Island screenshots have surfaced on the net.  There's nothing too spectacular here, but they are definitely slightly interesting.  Dead Island is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.  The game is basically an open-world survival-horror game that I'm definitely excited about.  The game doesn't hit shelves until the end of 2011.  Click on the images for a larger view!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NCAA Football 12 "First Look" Screens

I've been "over" Madden for several years now, but I still look forward to NCAA Football every year.  NCAA Football 12 will be released on July 8, 2011 and so far it looks pretty good.  Two new screenshots were just released showing off the new game.  One screenshot compares NCAA Football 11 to NCAA Football 12 and there's actually a big difference.  The greass in NCAA Football 12 actually looks like real grass.  If these screenshots say anything, we're probably looking at an improved game this year.  NCAA Football 12 will also be headed to PC for the first time in many years.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

EA Hints at Nintendo Wii 2...

We all know that Wii sales figures have been drastically down over the past year and that publishers are focusing their efforts on the 360 and PS3.  With that in mind, it should be fairly obvious that Nintendo's next move will be to release a Wii 2 (which should be in HD).  I personally believe that Nintendo will focus their efforts on the 3DS in the near future and we will probably not see a Wii 2 until 2012 or 2013.

"Speaking to IndustryGamers, EA Games label head Frank Gibeau hinted at the fact that Nintendo knows the situation and is working on another platform. "When you look at Nintendo, for a while there, it was all about the Wii being the biggest entertainment platform ever and capturing the mass market, and it faded away. Now, they’re coming back with a second act. I think they know that. They’re very self-aware as an organization and a very powerful brand," he said."
Via Industry Gamers