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NALCS Spring Split Finals in Vancouver - Day 1

NALCS Spring Split Finals in Vancouver - Day 1

Vancouver plays host to the finals of the NALCS Spring Split!

Yooka-Laylee [Review]

Yooka-Laylee [Review]

Nostalgia is a double-edged sword, caution should be encouraged when wielding it.

Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World [Review]

Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World [Review]

Poochie and Yoshi prove that they can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Mario Bros.

Red Bull Proving Grounds Comes to Vancouver

Red Bull Proving Grounds Comes to Vancouver

Vancouver's burgeoning eSports scene gets a major sponsored event!

SnakeByte Switch Starter Kit [Review]

SnakeByte Switch Starter Kit [Review]

$20 will get you well on your way to protecting your shiny new Switch.

New Assassin's Creed 2 details from Game Informer

The latest issue of Game Informer magazine has hit subscribers and the coverstory is the exclusive first look at Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed 2. While it's typical for a sequel to a hit game to include new features and improved mechanics it seems that the massive 240 member development team is filling AC2 to the brim with new features that should definately makes fans happy.

Edios launches MiniNinja developer forum

With recent news on MiniNinjas many have been speculating as to what this game will play like. The game is from Eidos the creators of Hitman and Kane & Lynch. This departure from the normally action packed gun play games they are known for producing should be an interesting one.

Big Smile Reviews: Nintendo DSi Review

The Nintendo DSi is finally here. It allows you to edit sound, photos, surf the Internet and connect with other DSi users. But is it worth upgrading from your old DS lite? Join Diifii for a look at the ins and outs of the new DSi hardware.

"Grudge" director announces "Feel" for the Wii

In the latest issue of the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu it was announced that director Takashi Shimizu, best known for directing "The Grudge", will be working on a new horror game for the Wii called "Feel". Based on the screens in Famitsu it seems like Shimizu's influence is clearly seen in the project since it has the standard "creepy Japanese girl with hair covering her face" complete with some bloody arms.

Big Smile Reviews: Madworld

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Question: What's black, white and red all over?

Answer: Madworld for the Nintendo Wii!

Diifii is here to take a look at the most violent Wii game made to date! He'll take you through the basic combat controls, environmental death traps and of course finish moves.

What do you think of Madworld? Would this game translate well to other consoles? Is Nintendo trying to attract more hardcore and adult gamers?

Home gets user-created t-shirts

The evolution of Sony’s Home continues with the latest feature being a collaboration with t-shirt company MySoti, which is a t-shirt print on-demand company which prints t-shirt designs submitted by users. Sony and MySoti are working together to bring existing MySoti t-shirt prints to Home so your avatar can wear a snazzy original t-shirt instead of being one of the countless flock wearing a Resident Evil: Degeneration Leon shirt.

[UPDATED 2] The Assassins Creed 2 Viral Campaign Begins

This morning what appears to be the first viral marketing for Assassins Creed 2 was seen on TeamXbox.com. The ad came in the form of banner advertisements, which linked to the AC2 website, changed from the AC logo to Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The ad also mentioned the Animus which in case you forgot was the machine that was used to read the ancestral memories of the hero in the first Assassins Creed.

Guiding Us to the Light: Our Favorite Star Wars Toro Pod Cast, Ep. 2

Big ups to our favorite Star Wars Commentators, TOROCast! This week they cover some multiplayer/single player rumors and Bounty Hunter talk. Some big news and some interesting chat. Thanks to Musco and SammMoney for the great shout to all of us here at shogun gamer.

Big Smile Reviews: GTA Chinatown Wars

Selling drugs, killing hookers, stealing cars and killing cops are on the agenda today. Ride shotgun with Diifii as he takes you through GTA Chinatown Wars!

Don't let the pint size of the DS put you off. Sure the DS isn't the most graphicaly powerful handheld on the market, but Difii we'll demo some of the special touch features that make this game a refreshing welcome to the GTA franchise.

 

A Possible Peak Into Future Mercenaries 3 Features?

This afternoon Electronic Arts posted a link to survey on their Twitter profile concerning the future of the Mercenaries franchise.  While video game companies conducting surveys isn’t a big deal it should be noted that the Mercenaries survey, which was only available to the first 200 people to take it, brought up some potential drastic changes to the series.

Konami wants new Saw game to rival Silent Hill.

Konami has recently acquired the licence for Saw. In a recent statement they claim they want to deliver a brand new Survival Horror property equal to that of the publisher’s long running psychological horror series, Silent Hill.
[quote=Konami: David Daniels]Because we have leadership in the survival horror genre we're passionate about it and wanted to find another property on par with Silent Hill.

Big Smile Reviews: Animal Crossing Online

After a month on the shelf, Diifii and some of his YouTube subscribers head online to check out Animal Crossing for the Wii!

There's buried treasure, suspense, a guy named Sergio and of course plenty of frog on game action.

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Big Smile Reviews: Halo 3 Review

Here is the first ever Shogun Gamer video review featuring Diifii! We're very excited to announce that we are lucky enough to be featuring exclusive Big Smile Game Reviews BEFORE they upload to his youtube account!

For those of you who don't know who Diifii is, here's the quick and dirty.

Wii gets Street with some hardware add-ons

While most who do Grafitti have run ins with the cops, paint all over their hands, and criminal records. The Wii has given those who are not quite ready to trade in their khaki's for that bad boy image a chance to paint all over walls. The WiiSpray originally designed about two years ago has been getting more attention as of late as the ability to save and collaborate on works of art has improved. The ability to network your art and have others add to it has brought the invention back in the lime light backed by a major player in the graff scene Montana paints.

 

Red Faction: Guerrilla - "Special Weapon" Developer Diary. The Ostrich Hammer.

Usually when a game is criticized by the rabid users of various internet message boards most developers tend to either ignore it or try to stick up for themselves but ultimately look like fools (hi Dennis Dyack). Thankfully the developers at Volition know how to take and joke and then run with it.

Jak & Daxter Make Their Long Awaited Return

For quite some time many have been awaiting another entry in the Jak & Daxter series. Fans were abuzzed when a registered title, "The Lost Frontier", leaked out but ultimately many knew it may be awhile before we saw the duo back since the series developer Naughty Dog was busy with the Uncharted franchise.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Podcast

While dancing around in your room, with the lights off, in your underwear is fun for anyone. It holds a special place in the heart of the star wars fan who owns a replica light saber. While some might not understand this joy, many will understand the excitement around the new venture from BioWare. Star Wars, The old Republic will bring that same underpants joy felt by the avid star fan, to your own personal computer monitor.

Teaser Trailer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Besides premiering the lackluster trailers for G.I. Joe and Terminator Salvation last night Gametrailers TV also premiered the teaser trailer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. In typical Insomniac tradition the trailer isn't in-game footage but don't forget that Insomniac uses the in-game engine for their cutscenes, albeit a slightly smoother version of it.  Besides the lush visuals and nice presentation the trailer may leave some quite puzzled. Who exactly is the old Lombax in the trailer?

The Mediocrity Continues

Last night on Gametrailers TV two new trailers premiered for the upcoming game versions of G.I. Joe and Terminator Salvation. We all know that the majority of film based games are garbage and these two trailers really don't break that mold. Since the pictures for the G.I. Joe game were released we all knew it was going to be a joke but seeing it in motion is just a whole another level of "what were they thinking?"

First Uncharted: Among Thieves Gameplay Video

Since the Spike TV VGA premiere trailer and the subsequent Game Informer cover story we've all been waiting to see some footage of Uncharted 2 in action and thankfully we now have our first look at what is easily one of the best looking PS3 games to come out this year.  The footage is from a panel Naughty Dog's Jason Gregory did at GDC so there's a good chance the footage could be taken down so check it out while it lasts.

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