Nerf N-Strike – We Need More Games Like This

Anybody remember the days of yore when you could go to an arcade and play Time Crisis? They might still do that in Japan, but here in the States, arcade shooters have sort of died a quiet death somewhere between those hideous orange guns for Time Crisis 5 and the Wii Zapper with its lame lineup of games. You might… » 8/18/08 10:00pm 8/18/08 10:00pm

Sim-splosion – EA Showcase 08

For a long time, it seemed like all EA made were Sims games and sports games. So it was surprising to see all three Sims titles confined to one corner of the showroom – but it made it easier for me to cover them all in one fell swoop. First up was My Sims » 8/18/08 9:00pm 8/18/08 9:00pm because I got it confused with My Sims Kingdom. My Sims is…

Henry Hattsworth and the Puzzling Adventure – Sit On It, Layton

The star of EA's 08 Showcase is easily the underdog. Not much has been said about Henry Hattsworth and the release date remains firmly fixed in the far off haze of 2009; so I wasn't expecting to see so much of such a cool game when I finally got my turn to try the dual screen adventure-puzzle hybrid. I get why I… » 8/18/08 8:00pm 8/18/08 8:00pm

EA Showcase 08 - AJ's Trial By Fire

This has been a hell of a first week at Kotaku - I had an event Tuesday, three events Wednesday, and yesterday was EA's super-huge Showcase which contained all the stuff that didn't make it to E3. Here's how AJ earned her keep this week: Battlefield Heroes – Battling The Stigma Of Battlefield » 8/15/08 9:00pm 8/15/08 9:00pm And stay tuned next…

Battlefield Heroes – Battling The Stigma Of Battlefield

Accessibility is the keyword for the Battlefield Heroes dev team and I've never been happier to hear it. I like my WWII shooters just fine, but they do start to feel a little stale after the fourth or fifth version; and it gets really hard to get into a series once the established fan base is dead-set on going after… » 8/15/08 8:00pm 8/15/08 8:00pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Wii Impressions

I made a name for myself in video games by savaging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on DS » 8/15/08 7:40pm 8/15/08 7:40pm. It was the most awful, most painful, most broken game I've ever endured and it's my tendency to sneer at most movie-based video games anyway. So what did I expect from Half-Blood Prince on the Wii? Certainly not all…

Celebrity Sports Showdown Impressions

I'll be honest; I didn't spend more than twenty minutes with this game. Can you blame me? It's a hodgepodge of sports minigames with some celebrity likenesses slapped on. I played as Mia Hamm because Sugar Ray Leonard was taken and Fergie makes me physically ill. There's a slew of sports to choose from – skiing,… » 8/15/08 4:40pm 8/15/08 4:40pm