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Super Mario 3D World pounces on Wii U Dec. 2013 [Update: Trailer added]

After years of seeing the New Super Mario Bros. series taking over consoles, Nintendo gamers are in for a treat this December: today's Nintendo Direct included the announcement of Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U, which includes a roster identical to the line-up of the 1988 NES classic Super Ma...

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Xbox One now available for pre-order at several retailers

If an MSRP of $499.99 isn't too rich for your blood, good news: several online retailers are now offering pre-orders on Microsoft's Xbox One console. Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, ShopTo, and GAME have started taking orders on Microsoft's new console, which will ship at a to-be-announced date this No...

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Halo coming to the Xbox One in 2014 [Update: trailer!]

Master Chief will make the transition to the next generation with a new game in the series for the Xbox One slated to arrive in 2014. Bonnie Ross at 343 Industries referred to the title simply as a "Halo FPS," noting the game would run on dedicated servers, use Microsoft's cloud computing infr...

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Deadly Premonition director's D4 scheduled for Xbox One [Update: Trailer!]

Get ready for SWERY's (Access Games' Hidetaka Suehiro) patented brand of weirdness; his new project, simply titled D4, made it into Microsoft's showing of their upcoming Xbox One games at E3 2013. Not much information about it exists at the moment, outside of its status as an episodic murder myst...

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Parasite Eve and the RPG road less traveled

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. As a lifelong follower of Square Enix – through both good times and bad – Parasite Eve stands as the first of its US-released games that left me feeling pangs o...

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Powering beyond 100 hours in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. This week, Bob returns to the world of Monster Hunter. Since I don't play MMOs, it's a rare occasion to see the timer on any of my games roll past that magical 99:59 mark. ...

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The troubled history of Kingdom Hearts reflects Square Enix's own

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. This Tuesday brought the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix's American release date, and with it, feelings of ambivalence from people like me who once thought the ...

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The spoils of Atlus RPGs

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. In recent years, Atlus' string of portable-bound RPG remakes has done an excellent job of showing off the developer's history with video games before the breakout success o...

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Rebuilding Scrooge's money bin: WayForward dives into DuckTales Remastered

Fans of classic gaming tend to be a little overprotective of their favorites, so you can bet all of us obsessive weirdos breathed a sigh of relief when DuckTales Remastered landed in the best possible hands. And while I can't comment on the final product – or even a portion of it – ther...

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No decision too trivial in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. This week Mackey discusses his evolving thoughts on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's only been a few weeks, but I can't help but feel a little ashamed of my last Joystiq pos...

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