So who remembers the mullet kid from Nintendo Power? Okay, hold on; maybe I should take a step back here. Who remembers Nintendo Power? Anyone? Bueller? If you’re too young to remember the awesomeness that was Nintendo’s “Nintendo Power” magazine, then I’m sorry because you honestly missed out. This was long before the days where you had awesome websites like SQ around; we kids had to wait four weeks in between issues, and let me tell you, when you’re trying to beat Battletoads, those maps that magazine had were priceless. I remember my original Nintendo Power subscription came with a free game; I got to choose one of three games, and though I can’t remember the other two, I ended up picking Dragon Warrior. Awesome game aside, do you want to know what else I remember from that first subscription to Nintendo Power? That mullet kid who had the coolest room in the world. And a turtleneck t-shirt. Hit the link below for pure nostalgia, and/or laughter regardless of what age you are.
After only one year since its release, Crytek’s free-to-play (F2P) FPS is nearing WoW subscriber territory in Russia with more than 9 million players registered. With the game’s one-year anniversary now in the past, Crytek decided to celebrate by releasing some more interesting statistics about not only the freemium game’s success, but the demographics of its user base as well. Did you know more than 1 million players registered for Warface in the first month alone? That is some significant growth; seeing that figure rise almost ten-fold at the 12 month mark is even more eye-popping. Hit the link below Comrade for Crytek’s statistical infographic, and more good celebratory details on the Russian Warface experience; be sure to bring your own vodka.
Quick, someone sell me on the PS Vita. Anyone? Bueller? After taking a new 9-5 gig this past fall, I have found myself on the road for work as many as three weeks out of the month, meaning I wake up in a Holiday Inn Express (baller!) about 12 times per month on average. Some may call it depressing, others would also call it depressing. In reality the job is great, but I miss my PS3 (and my fiance, of course!). I am a pretty stubborn handheld gamer however, as the only system that I have ever stuck with was the original Nintendo Game Boy. For those of you reading this at the local Applebee’s after getting shot down for attempting to sneak into that rated-R movie tonight, I’m talking about the old school, black and white Game Boy that was about the size of a brick. The Game Boy with the color screen? That was still a few years out in my day. My only other foray into handheld gaming was the Sony PSP, which I actually owned on two occasions. My dilemma then is the same issue I put forth to you today: is the Vita worth it? Much like the Vita, the PSP had so few worthy games that justified the hefty purchase price. Once I beat the only good games in the library, and there was nothing new on the release list, it was back on the used hardware shelf at GameStop faster than you could comment below on how awesome my Photochop is. Welcome to SQ btw.
Have you finished Starcraft II’s campaign yet? No? Well don’t feel bad, because neither have I. Let me clear the air here before I get bombarded with hate mail from the two of you who actually read SQ: I love Starcraft II. Free time has not been on my side as of late, but I fire up SC2 every chance I get, even though I still [Click here to read on!]