Daily News Roundup: April 2, 2009

 

 

Today on TGR…

iNetMania iPhone Game Review
Tech Productions has released their first game for the App Store, and it is pure mania.

30 Games You Must Play Before You Die
You will undoubtedly play more than 30 games in your lifetime, but here is our list of games you have to play.

Nintendo Announcer DSIWare Launches
The Nintendo DSi is coming to the US in a few days and Nintendo has made a big announcement.

Punch-Out!! (Wii) Hands-On Preview
The remake of the NES classic Punch Out! for Wii has made its way to TGR for a special first look.

And in other news…

Punch-Out!! Series Evolution
With Punch-Out!! on its way to the Wii on May 18, why don’t you take some time to catch up on the series?

Gametrailers.com has posted a series overview to get you caught up on all the punches and ridiculous bosses that have been involved with this popular boxing series. There are only a few comparisons using the Wii version, but it is well worth a watch to get your fix before its release.

 
The thoughts of the Saw game (based on the film franchise) being left in limbo can now be put to rest. After Brash Entertainment going down, Konami has now picked up the Saw series and will be releasing it just in time for the next film installment, which will be Saw VI, this fall. Let’s hope the game will be as gruesome as the films. I can already smell the media misinterpreting the game as a murder simulator.

Crytek believes streaming games will be viable … in 2013
Will OnLive be successful? Most people in the game industry think it is doomed, but that won’t stop companies from allowing OnLive to use their games.

Crytek, creators of the Crysis series, are letting OnLive test out Crysis on their service. "We’re not involved [with OnLive], we just allowed Crysis to be tested on it," said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. Crytek estimates that the OnLive service could possibly be up and running by 2013.

Xbox 360 Update Offers "No New Features"
An Xbox 360 update is here and it looks to fix some connectivity issues. Microsoft’s "Major Nelson" posted on his blog saying, "This update addresses interruption issues that some Xbox LIVE users may have experienced when playing a limited number of Xbox 360 games."

Assuming interruption means lag, this is an acceptable update. No, you won’t get new features, but it will allow for online features of games to actually work properly, which is ok in my book.

Left 4 Dead to get matchmaking fix
With an update already on the way, Valve is talking about another. Nothing is more exciting than playing through Left 4 Dead with a few friends. Now, according to Valve, we will eventually be able to have team-based Versus matchmaking. “This will allow two teams of four to locate each other and compete in a Versus match,” says the Left 4 Dead blog.

Besides team-based Versus matchmaking, player matchmaking will be based on skill and, for PC players, matchmaking will support third party campaigns. No release date has been announced.

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