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EDGE ranks the 100 greatest video games

super-mario-galaxy Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

EDGE recent put out a special issue featuring the 100 great video games of all time. The list is below, though the full magazine can be ordered here.

This is how EDGE says it determined its list:

“In compiling the list, we worked to simple criteria: all formats – console, PC, portable, coin-op, touchscreen – were eligible; we could include only a single entry from any series that features straight-up sequels; and each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance.”

And here’s the full lineup:

100 – WarioWare Inc – GBA
99 – Spec Ops: The Line
98 – Papers, Please
97 – DriveClub
96 – Braid
95 – Super Hexagon
94 – Her Story
93 – Super Monkey Ball
92 – Final Fantasy XII
91 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
90 – Katamari Damacy
89 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
88 – Resogun
87 – Puzzle Bobble
86 – F-Zero GX
85 – The Sims 3
84 – R-Type Final
83 – Elite: Dangerous
82 – Bomberman
81 – Starcraft II
80 – Pac-Man Championship Edition
79 – BioShock
78 – CoD 4: Modern Warfare
77 – Puzzle & Dragons
76 – Tearaway



A look into the development of Super Mario Sunshine

super-mario-sunshine Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The latest report from German website Nintendo-Online looks into the development of Super Mario Sunshine. There are a couple of new tidbits, along with ones that are older but aren’t as widely known.

Here’s what the site shared with us:

– An unused camera behaviour in the game’s code suggests that the developers at least experimented with a multiplayer mode. Although it was dropped for unknown reasons, the early beta multiplayer camera is still functional.
– At Space World 2001, Miyamoto presented the first trailer to journalists. It is famous for showing a very early version of Sunshine. According to a complete video of the presentation, which hasn’t surfaced until now, Miyamoto stated that the material was confidential and was not supposed to be published. ( This didn’t prevent IGN from sharing a filmed version of that footage.
– Work on Sunshine began around Late 2000/Early 2001, so that the game was in development for only around one and a half years. It heavily suffered from time constraints, which even Miyamoto admitted 2003 in an interview.
– Sunshine was originally planned to feature some kind of train system to connect the various areas.
– At least five worlds were cut from the final game. Their names can still be found in the game’s code.
– Corona Mountain was supposed to be a world like all the others with multiple episodes.
– Sunshine originally run at 60 fps, even the version shown at E3 2002 mere weeks before release was 60 fps. The final game was downgraded to 30 fps for unknown reasons.



Videos show Rare’s Kameo during GameCube development

kameo-rare Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Before Microsoft acquired Rare, the studio was working on a few GameCube projects. One of these was Kameo, which would later end up on the Xbox 360.

Videos of Kameo during its GameCube development days have now appeared on the YouTube channel of user “ptoponline”. The footage shows a helper who was cut from the final game, different character designs, and more.

Continue on below for all of the unearthed videos.



Video: A look at the original vision for Rayman 4

rayman-4 Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Unseen64’s latest video takes a look at the original vision for Rayman 4, which was in development for just under a year over at Phoenix Studio for several platforms such as the GameCube. The studio hoped to bring Rayman back to its roots and deliver a surreal, meta story. Unfortunately, the project ended up seeing cancellation. Unseen64’s full report is in the video below.


EVO 2015 – Smash Bros. Melee and Smash Bros. Wii U results

smash_bros_for_wii_u_screenshot_march_20 Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

EVO 2015 has now come to a close. Armada took home the top prize in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament while ZeRo was named the champion in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U event.

Below is the full listing of results:

Super Smash Bros. Melee — Results

1. Alliance|Armada (Fox, Peach)
2. Liquid|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)
3. EG|PPMD (Marth, Falco)
4. PG|Plup (Sheik, Samus)
5. TSM|Leffen (Fox)
5. C9|Mango (Fox, Falco)
7. Tempo|Axe (Pikachu)
7. MH|ChuDat (Ice Climbers)

9. Ice (Fox, Sheik)
9. CLG|PewPewU (Marth)
9. HugS (Samus)
9. DruggedFox (Sheik, Marth)
13. Liquid|Ken (Marth)
13. Lucky (Fox)
13. Tempo|Westballz (Falco, Fox)
13. Duck (Samus)

17. Fly Amanita (Ice Climbers)
17. Santiago (Fox)
17. SFAT (Fox)
17. Hax (Fox)
17. GC|SilentWolf (Fox)
17. TAY|Javi (Fox)
17. S2J (Captain Falcon)
17. MacD (Peach)

25. Reno (Marth)
25. WFX|Shroomed (Sheik)
25. DJ Nintendo (Fox)
25. VGBC|aMSa (Yoshi)
25. Laudandus (Sheik)
25. DarkRain (Captain Falcon)
25. Zanguzen (Falco)
25. XTR|Eddy Mexico (Luigi)

33. Azen Zagenite (Marth, Falco)
33. Lovage (Fox)
33. Kalamazhu (Peach)
33. DarkAtma (Sheik)
33. Poor Zhu (Falco)
33. 62-Bit|Vish (Captain Falcon)
33. Kira (Sheik)
33. Far! (Falco)
33. Swedish Delight (Sheik)
33. OkamiBW (Sheik)
33. COG|Wizzrobe (Captain Falcon)
33. Animal (Fox)
33. Darrell (Samus)
33. Azusa (Peach)
33. Frootloop (Falco)
33. The Moon (Marth)

49. MIOM|Tafokints (Sheik)
49. Forward (Falco, Fox)
49. Lord (Captain Falcon)
49. JJS|MikeHaze (Fox)
49. KPan (Fox)
49. Cactuar (Fox)
49. Prince Abu (Jigglypuff)
49. VS|Blea Gelo (Luigi)
49. Drephen (Sheik)
49. FSBR|Crush (Fox)
49. VGBC|Redd (Fox)
49. FatGoku (Fox)
49. Joey Cheung (Falco)
49. Dart (Marth)
49. Light (Peach)
49. SS|Colbol (Fox)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — Results

1. ZeRo (Sheik, Diddy Kong)
2. LLL|Mr. R (Sheik)
3. Nairo (Zero Suit Samus)
4. ASA|Abadango (Wario, Pac-Man, Rosalina & Luma)
5. Boreal|Ally (Mario, Marth)
5. IQHQ|DaBuz (Rosalina & Luma, Olimar)
7. PG|Esam (Pikachu)
7. GW|FOW (Ness)

9. VS|StaticManny (Sonic)
9. PG|SS (Ness, Villager)
9. Larry Lurr (Sheik, Fox)
9. Rain (Diddy Kong, Sheik)
13. TRNP|DaPuffster (Mii Brawler)
13. LOF|False (Sheik)
13. RC|Regi (Mr. Game & Watch)
13. Mocha (Sonic)

17. Tyrant (Meta Knight)
17. MVD (Diddy Kong)
17. CaptAwesum (Villager)
17. 8BitMan (R.O.B.)
17. HBA|Angel Cortes (Diddy Kong)
17. Bloodcross (Charizard)
17. John Numbers (Wii Fit Trainer)
17. GT|MJG (Villager)

25. CT|Salem (Sheik)
25. Shaky (Ness)
25. Tweek (Bowser Jr.)
25. SIN|Trevonte (Palutena)
25. Christian Rendon (Wii Fit Trainer)
25. IQHQ|Vinnie (Sheik)
25. MrConCon (Luigi)
25. Falln (Rosalina & Luma)



Project X Zone 2 director says you should let Bandai Namco know if you want more Baten Kaitos

baten-kaitos Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Project X Zone 2 director Kensuke Tsukanaka, speaking with Siliconera, explained why Baten Kaitos isn’t represented in the games. Monolith Soft developed Baten Kaitos and its sequel along with the Project X Zone titles.

Tsukanaka was also asked if we’ll ever see Baten Kaitos again, even if it’s outside of Project X Zone.

Here’s what Siliconera was told:

“So, do you remember that KOS-MOS and T-elos, from Xenosaga, were in the first Project X Zone game? We didn’t include them just because Monolith Soft was developing Project X Zone, we put them in there because there were so many fans of their games on the team, and that they happened to make sense for the world of the game.

“The reason there’s not Baten Kaitos characters in the story is because they just didn’t seem to fit in anywhere. As for [Baten Kaitos] itself outside of Project X Zone, well, I can’t really say much about that yet, but I think we need some substantial feedback from fans before moving forward with a project like that. What do they want to see from it? What platform do they want to see it on? If we can gather more voices for Baten Kaitos, then maybe we can start something with Bandai Namco Entertainment. That’s about all I can say right now!”

I honestly never thought I’d be writing about Baten Kaitos in a news post. I have so much love for the first game, though I’m ashamed to say that its sequel is sitting in my never-ending backlog. I’d be a massive supporter of a third Baten Kaitos!

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