Netflix Coming To Nintendo eShop Tomorrow

We knew that Netflix was coming to the 3DS from way back in March, but a release date was never given. How about tomorrow then?

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MLB 2K11 First Look

When do I talk about sports games? When an article about it makes reference to the 2010 World Series Champions the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (not pictured), that’s when.  Kotaku posted a video showing some of the visuals of the upcoming MLB 2K11, and it features Giants closer Brian “The Beard” Wilson.

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Major League Baseball 2K10: Perfect Game=$1 Million

Major League Baseball 2K10 hits retail store shelves today, marking the 10th anniversary of the franchise. 2K Sports is also holding a contest for the first player to pitch a perfect game will win *pinky to mouth* ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

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MLB 09: The Show Review



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Publisher: SCEA
Developer: SCEA
Platform: Playstation 3, PSP
Genre: Sports
Players: Single, Multiplayer
Input: Controller
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Quite honestly there’s nothing better than a day at the ballpark watching your favorite team, eating your favorite ballpark snack and getting your ridiculously expensive drink on. Scary part is MLB 09 brings this feeling to you. Forget overpriced parking, concessions, and armchair GMing its time to grab your favorite snack, sit in that all too familiar chair and controller up to dive into the most realistic, deep and engaging baseball game on the market.

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Mario Super Sluggers



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Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Namco
Platform: Wii
Genre: Sports
Players: Single, Multiplayer
Input: Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Controller
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A beacon of light glimmers in the distance, it’s your sign, it’s your calling. There’s a talkative crowd in the distance, they’re waiting on you. The field is prepped, the seats are full, enter the coliseum, bat over the shoulder, glove wrapped around it, a wad of big league chew pressed in-between jaw and cheek. Its show time under near the gleam of the lights, you against your rival and this game’s for keeps. [Read more...]

Backyard Baseball 2009



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Publisher: Atari
Developer: Humongous Entertainment
Platform: Wii
Genre: Sports
Players: Single, Multiplayer
Input: Wii Remote, Nunchuk
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This game belongs in officially licensed game purgatory for all the sins against mankind it commits while it spins in you Wii. And while we’re at it can someone please check if Nintendo is actually doing some quality control on 3rd party games, or just simply sitting back and waiting for the royalty checks to start coming in the mail. [Read more...]

Wii Sports



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Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Genre: Sports
Players: Single, Multiplayer
Input: Wii Remote, Nunchuk
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Who could have predicted that a free pack in game be the springboard of the Nintendo Wii? Yeah Zelda was great and all, not that I’m dismissing it, but no game this season was more addictive, simple, and talked about world wide than Wii Sports. Its ease of play has garnered the attention of what seems every age group and made Nintendo a media darling once more. And the enthusiasm it has provoked has led to many an incident and even a cult following stemming from the faulty wrist fasteners. Whether it be a grandparent talking trash on their way to victory against their grandchild or another broken TV there’s no doubt that Wii sports is a blast to play.

However, don’t think that this game doesn’t carry its share of flaws. While it is the best showcase of the Wii-mote it also shows its limitations. While baseball, bowling, and for the most part, tennis show the responsiveness, simplicity and accessibility of the new controller boxing and golf can be frustrating and unresponsive, especially boxing when a flurry of punches fails to connect or even register with the sensor bar. Even golf can become a trial in patience especially on the putting green where for some reason the controller loses all bearing and constantly fails to measure the accuracy in force for a putt. These flaws make it more than apparent that the Wii-mote while revolutionary is still far from being perfected.

Overall Wii Sports is a fun game that will, at the very least, intrigue many of your friends and family and at the worst cut into your play time as they get a fix of their new addiction. It’s easily a favorite around my house and the office and once some one sees you playing it will most likely become one in your home or office as well.

Graphics: Not exactly pushing the limits of the Wii hardware, this game is more about the gameplay and much less about the visuals. (example: Wii baseball, 8 out of the 9 players don’t even have legs).

Story: You and me, 1v1 I will so win. Besides that it’s a sports title.

Gameplay:  For a pack in game to merely show off the capabilities of the Wii-mote this game controls and feels more intuitive than most of the launch titles. Tight, responsive, and overly addictive controls are what make this game shine so brightly.

Music and Sound FX: Nothing you’ll be humming at work or school, but nothing that will make you want to mute your audio. It kind of just blends into the background, and if you play anything like me and my people you’ll be talking too much trash to even hear it.

Game Over: Is Wii Sports perfect? Far from, but it is an overall fun experience that brings gamers ever so closer to their games by showcasing the right way of using the Wii-mote. Yes there are glitches in the control, but this is the closest and simplest method we have ever had in simulating our actions in game. Hopefully other studios learn to harness the potential of the Wii-mote and not just install it as a gimmick – I’m looking at you Open Season.

3 out of 5