Grumpy Gurevitz: A Pessimistic Optimist when it comes to Nintendo

Grumpy Gurevitz: A Pessimistic Optimist when it comes to Nintendo

Jan 10, 2011

In a few months time the Nintendo 3DS will be launched, in our hands and part of our lives. At that point we will be able to point out all the things Nintendo have done wrong by being out of touch with the regular gamer, and our expectations when it comes to choice of games, console functionality and online experience. However, that’s then and this is...

Pucca series heads to the UK

Pucca series heads to the UK

Dec 6, 2010

Rising Star Games have announced they will release action platformer Pucca Power Up on the Nintendo DS in early 2011. This will be the first time that the hugely popular Pucca brand has made it to the UK gaming market. The Pucca series originated as a Flash game, and has become hugely popular in 120 countries worldwide. The game features six unique episodes...

Rising Star Games competition

Rising Star Games competition

Aug 30, 2010

Things that you win always taste sweeter (or meatier if you’re a savoury person) than things that you spend your money on. Recognising this, Rising Star Games are giving away a copy of Pang: Magical Michael on the Nintendo DS to one lucky winner every week for five weeks. All you have to do is identify the landmark in this trailer and send your guess to...

Grumpy Gurevitz: How to save a Seal.

Grumpy Gurevitz: How to save a Seal.

Jul 26, 2010

Nintendo’s ‘seal of quality’ has traditionally been a badge, which reassured customers that software for their platform wouldn’t crash or damage their console. It was never meant to be a badge to guarantee the quality of the software. Yet, over the years, due to the large volume of quality titles that were released on Nintendo systems, it developed a...

MCM Expo: Overview

Q: Why did the trio of unconvincing Smurfs cross the road? A: To get to the MCM Expo. Less a poor joke, more a slightly disturbing fact. Three young ladies wearing white tops and red beanie hats, who seem to have coloured their skin in with blue pastel crayons, are on the same few last few trains to the MCM Expo as I am – and do indeed cross the road along...