Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Jun 23, 2011

Many analysts are claiming the death of the dedicated handheld console way too early. Article after article points out the huge number of smartphone sales and app adoption, and from there leap to the conclusion that this in some way means that there is no future in the dedicated handheld market. I disagree with this position and see that there is room for a...

Patapon 3: review

Patapon 3: review

May 3, 2011

Format: PSP Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Pyramid, Japan Studio Players: 1-8 (1-4 Co-oP, 4 Vs 4) Site: http://www.patapon-game.com/ The Patapon franchise has quietly been passing its time on the PSP since 2008, mixing RPG elements with real time rhythm-keeping battles against wildlife, enemy tribes and huge...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: review

Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: review

Apr 19, 2011

Format: PSP Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Players: 1-2 Site: http://www.dissidia012game.com The original Dissidia is amongst the most bizarre genre mixing games in existence. It mixed heroes and villains from every generation of Final Fantasy and pitted them against one another in extravagant battles under the pretence...

WWE All Stars: review

WWE All Stars: review

Apr 18, 2011

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: THQ Developer: THQ Players: 1-4 Site: www.wweallstars.com WWE All Stars attempts something a bit different with the wrestling genre and the WWE license. An arcade style brawler, it pits a roster of past stars against some of today’s finest and simplifies the more...

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: review

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: review

Mar 28, 2011

Format: 360 (version reviewed), PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS, PSP, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: LucasArts Developer: Traveller’s Tales Players: 2 Site: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/legostarwarsiii/index.jsp The Lego games from Traveller’s Tales have always mimicked the spirit of the building blocks themselves, serving as toy boxes full of...