Monday, 31 December 2012

Geek Magazine Roundup 2012

Earlier this month I announced that I had joined the writing staff over at Geek Magazine. I'm extremely hopeful that the new year will not only see me play a larger role with the online magazine, but will also be the start of my career as a freelance writer and videogame journalist. Even so, the end of the year is drawing in and very soon we'll be face to face with the vast, scary wilderness of 2013.

Hit the jump to read my thoughts on the Nintendo Wii Mini's Canadian exclusivity, Mega Man's 25th Anniversary, Geek Magazine's Games of 2012 and a very impressive trailer for what will undoubtedly be a very impressive Deus Ex: Human Revolution fan film.

Nintendo's announcement of a new Wii redesign that leaves out online functionality and GameCube backwards compatibility in favour of a sleeker design and a reduced price point came as quite the surprise  Not because it came completely out of the blue, not because it was due to release almost simultaneously with the WiiU, but because it would be released exclusively in Canada. Check out my article on the Nintendo Wii Mini as I delve into potential reasons why Nintendo may have chosen to keep the console within Canadian borders.

Mega Man is one of gaming culture's fondest mascots. His simple and big anime eyes hide the truth about all of the games he has featured in; brutal, run-and-gun, platforming action. Developer Capcom celebrated the series 25th anniversary on Dec 17th by releasing an officially backed, cross-over fan game named Mega Man x Street Fighter for absolutely free. Will this be enough to offset the several Mega Man game cancellations that have disappointed and infuriated fans over the last few years? It's difficult to say, but read my article on the blue bomber's anniversary to get all the information you need to come to your own conclusion.

When CBS secured the rights to produce a feature length film based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, many fans let out sighs that if deciphered would read 'Here we go again.' The project is being worked on, but for the time being has been completely overshadowed by a trailer for a fan film produced by DCode films. Why has it been overshadowed? Because it's pretty damn impressive, check it out in this article.

Lastly, I was asked to compile a list of 2012's very best games. It was an extremely difficult article to write but I believe it covers the breadth and depth of what the world of videogames had to offer us this year, and the game that made the final spot may not be what you were expecting. Click on this link to find out what it is.

Check back in over the next few days to get more gaming news from the dark depth of the videogame industry and to find out what my most anticipated games of 2013 are.


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