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Born for Wii: Grim Fandango (page 2)

Grim Fandango's story takes place over the course of four years on El Dia De Los Muertos. Our hero, Manny Calavera, works for the Department of Death and is responsible for helping guide the recently deceased into the underworld. Unfortunately, Manny is stuck in the Land of the Dead, the Eighth...

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Born for Wii: Grim Fandango (page 3)

One of the most unfortunate things about Grim Fandango is that it can be a bit tricky to install or get running properly on Windows XP. Recoding the game for the Wii's hardware would be the first step in porting it and would eliminate any hardware issues -- no fiddling with Windows 98 compatibility...

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Born for Wii: Eternal Darkness

It's almost Halloween, gamers: are you ready? For most of us, the approach of Halloween signifies a few things: a chill in the air as winter crawls ever closer, overdosing on candy, and concerned parents fretting over how many razor blades they're going to find lodged in seemingly innocent candy...

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Born for Wii: Eternal Darkness (page 2)

When a game begins by quoting Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," you know it's going to be something different. The Lovecraftian tale begins with our heroine, Alex Roivas, who gets a phone call at 3:33 AM (see? It's getting creepy already!) with some bad news: her beloved grandfather is dead. She soon...

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Born for Wii: Eternal Darkness (page 3)

The servants of the Ancients aren't particularly scary or hard to kill, but Eternal Darkness still boasts a fairly unique combat system. By holding down the R trigger on the GameCube controller, it's possible to target the arms, torso or head of any enemy. Did somebody say strategic dismemberment?...

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Born for Wii: Discs of Tron

The year is 1982, and your mind has just been blown straight out of the back of your head into an alternate reality of endless imagination and gripping fantasy. Why? Because you just saw Tron. The iconic Disney film, which was one of the first movies in history to use computer graphics, cemented...

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Born for Wii: Discs of Tron (page 2)

As you may expect of an arcade game predating the great videogame crash, Discs of Tron is a little barebones when it comes to...well, everything. You'll find your blue avatar standing defiantly on a floating platform in the foreground, facing off against the evil Sark in the distance. The goal is to...

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Born for Wii: Discs of Tron (page 3)

The original arcade game had a fairly novel and cool control system for its time -- in addition to a joystick for movement, a knob could be rotated to control the angle at which discs were thrown. It could even be pushed down or pulled up to change the height in later levels. This design was pretty...

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Born for Wii: Cosmic Smash

When you read "Cosmic Smash", does your mind instantly wander to brutal, over-the-top space battles full of massive explosions, flaming spaceships and blazing arcs of deadly plasma? Okay, so maybe that's just me -- but when I first heard of the name Cosmic Smash, the real thing wasn't exactly what I...

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Born for Wii: Cosmic Smash (page 2)

Like many arcade games before it, Cosmic Smash passes up on a story and gets right to the gameplay. "3D Breakout" pretty accurately sums up what Cosmic Smash is all about. A translucent character takes the place of the oh-so-boring 2D paddle, though his movement is still relegated to a 2D plane in...

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