As many of you may now know, SimCity 5 is slated for release in early next year. Maxis is promising us a glorious and grand return of the title, with amazing new game play and world set up. Yet, they now have some major competition in the city building and simulation genre. SimCity’s cheif competition is Cities XL, which first appeared in 2009 to fill the city building and simulation void left by Maxis and EA when they chose to take such a long break from the franchise. It offers users a full 3D world that could be zoomed into street level and panned 360°, as well as multiplayer capabilities. Cities XL offers and entire globe full of city locations and a variety or maps to choose from, with stunning new and updated graphics it brought to us everything that Sim City 4 couldn’t or hadn’t.read more
My colleagues and I had an exciting opportunity to meet with the people at Perfect World while we were at E3. They gave us a brief tutorial and allowed us to plunge into their upcoming game, Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. Unbelievably, this new MMO will be entirely free to play. Having heard this before about other games, I expected to see something with lackluster graphics and a simpleton storyline. With those expectations in place, I was entirely unprepared for what was placed in front of me for play.read more
While at E3 this week we stopped by the E3 booth and checked out the new Sim City title due to release 2013 by Maxis. It has been some 9 years since the last release of a Sim City title being that Sim City 4 was released in 2003.read more
The Nintendo conference began with an intro featuring Mr. Miyamoto in his dressing room, with some familiar little creatures running around in the racks- PIKMIN! Mr. Miyamoto took to the stage and we got a close look at the Pikmin, and their new game, Pikmin 3 which will be coming to the Wii U. It seems like it will be a far more satisfying experience than has been offered for Pikmin thus far, with better camera viewing angles and a constant mini-map display on the Wii U Controller display.read more
Join us at the E3 2012 Nintendo Press Conference. Stay tuned below for the live blog of the event.