Nintendo has claimed that next weekend is National StreetPass Weekend. On Saturday, December 14, they’ll be mixing up Nintendo Zones so that if you pass one while you have your 3DS on, you can get StreetPass hits from different regions! To take advantage of this event, the North Dallas/Plano, TX StreetPass meetup group will have a get together at the same GameStop next Saturday at the same time as always. For more information, click here.
It’s time once again for me to preach to the masses to encourage more face-to-face time together. Last year’s run-down of recommended boardgames was a great success. Here again are some great examples of boardgames to get you and your family gaming. You might not find all these titles at your local mega-mart but many can be found online or in a friendly local game store. Those new to the world of boardgaming may find a bit of a sticker shock as some games are pricier than new release video games, but good boardgames will provide many more hours of entertainment than most video games. Boardgames are also relatively timeless so they can be pulled out years from now and provide the same level of enjoyment. In that vein, feel free to delve into some past year’s guides for 2010 , 2009, and 2008. For each game I’ve provided the number of players, retail price, and expected time for one game. Note that often these games can be found for 20-30% less than the MSRP.
Now that the PS4 is out, I always like to take a look back at the previous console and honor it by listing my favorite games for it. Last time we looked at my favorite PS3 disc-based games that you have to buy at retail. Now we’ll look at my favorite games I downloaded on PSN!
Whenever a new console comes out, there’s a lot of excitement centered around it. That’s why whenever that happens, I like to take a look back and honor that console’s predecessor. So in this two-part blog series, we’re going to take a look at my favorite PS3 disc-based games.
Look what I found at the store? Super Mario Spaghetti-O’s! You’d think with Mario’s perchance for pasta that they’d have this stuff before now, though. Oh well, at any rate, click here to see pictures and descriptions of the stuff if you’re interested.
Zumba is a popular fitness program that incorporates dance and Latin music to keep you moving with a cardio workout. It’s been extremely successful, with best-selling DVDs, clothes, live classes, and video games. Now they’re inviting youngsters to the dance party with Zumba Kids, a new video game for Wii and Xbox 360 Kinect (Wii version reviewed here).
If you were lucky enough to get an Xbox One, one of the games you’re probably enjoying right now is Dead Rising 3. In the first game, you explored a zombie-filled shopping mall, in the second, a group of casinos and resorts. And in the third game, now you get to explore an entire zombie infected city! If that seems a bit daunting, luckily BradyGames has a strategy guide for you! Let’s take a look:
If you have a little girl who loves playing with fashion dolls, mixing and matching different clothes and putting on makeup, then here’s a 3DS game for her! In Girls’ Fashion Shoot, play the role of both a fashion model AND a layout editor of a fashion magazine.
Edge is a simplistic puzzle game where you control a box and move it around cubic levels as fast as you can without falling off. Kind of like a more angular Marble Madness. Along the way, collect smaller rainbow cubes scattered about the levels to increase your rating. Make it to the goal with a fast time and with all the small cubes to get the best rating. Edge was developed by Two Tribes, makers of Toki Tori and its sequel. Originally a PC and Steam game, now you can download this classic on Wii U at a low price.
One of the more prolific tablet games out there is Doodle Jump. It’s right on up there with Angry Birds and Candy Crush. And now Doodle Jump is hopping its way to Nintendo’s portable handheld consoles (3DS version reviewed here).