‘Mario Kart 64’ is the Wii U Virtual Console’s latest addition

Sure, Mario Kart 8 is great and all, but if you wanted to see the original version of “Toad’s Turnpike” on the Wii U, your options have been pretty limited. Tomorrow changes that, as Mario Kart 64 will release on the system’s Virtual Console. Revisiting the Nintendo 64 game will run you $9.99, and for that you’ll get off-TV play …

Super Mario Run: Android Pre-Registration Now Available

Nintendo has announced that Android users can now pre-register to download Super Mario Run. As announced on Nintendo of America’s Twitter account, Android users can pre-register on Google Play and will receive a notification as soon as Mario’s auto-runner becomes available for download. The Google Play listing confirms that, just like on iOS, players will be able to download the …

Final Fantasy III: A Retrospective

When I first started my daunting journey through the Final Fantasy series for IGN at the start of 2016, I did so opting for the most convenient and cost-effective methods available to me. For the earliest games in this beloved franchise, that meant resorting to remasters, the trade-off being that I could easily carry the first ten Final Fantasy games …

Virtual reality content startup Jaunt lands on PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR just got some additional content via the recently announced app launch by Jaunt. The platform will have instant access to 150 cinematic titles from the startup. The app includes videos like the award-winning animation Invasion, CBS’ JPL Mars 2020, Shaq Goes to Cuba, Zombie Purge and the Pure McCartney Experience from the former Beatle. Source: Jaunt Author:  …

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Release Date Announced

At FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo today, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion will launch on June 20, 2017. The release date was confirmed on Final Fantasy XIV’s official Twitter account. During the event, Square Enix also revealed the new Red Mage job class, as well as a new raid titled Return to Ivalice. Via the official …

Dino VR adventure ‘Robinson: The Journey’ stomps to Oculus soon

Virtual reality is the best (and safest) way to get up close and personal with dinosaurs. And next month folks with Oculus Rift headsets can do just that thanks to Robinson: The Journey‘s PlayStation VR exclusivity going going extinct expiring. Source: Crytek (PDF) Author:  Source: Engadget

Super Mario Run Passes 50 Million Downloads

Nintendo announced today that Super Mario Run has been downloaded 50 million times since its launch on December 15. The news comes via Twitter, and came along with the following image from Nintendo: Nintendo celebrates 50 million downloads of Super Mario Run Today’s milestone marks 10 million additional downloads since the 40 million milestone Nintendo announced earlier this week. According …

Classic ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ comes to iOS and Android

Atari has just released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a “new” game for mobile based on the Atari-produced theme park sims. Classic takes its cues from the original RCT and RCT 2, offering a more simple take on park design, construction and management than more recent titles in the series. It’s also the first RTC game for mobile that isn’t stuffed full …

Peek at the drawings used to design the original ‘Zelda’

To quote one of my favorite video game characters: Greatness, from small beginnings. To celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary, Nintendo has released a handful of drawings that were used to design the first game in the franchise. They’re essentially graph paper, with shaded boxes to represent walls and bottomless pits. Careful markings indicate where doors and monsters should …

The best gadgets of 2016

A year ago, virtual reality felt almost like a pipe dream. But during 2016, we saw the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Daydream, a new mobile platform from Google. VR is here, and it’s very much . . . well, real. We’re still waiting for more games to appear and for the price of truly …