Saturday
Jan052013

Maybe It's Time For Me To Die Out From Gaming (Editorial)

I'm tired.  So many people pushing to change gaming away from what it had always been.  Rights being removed in the interest of profit...and people support them.  Discussions becoming hateful over differences of opinion where a fit is thrown and I get removed from a group of people I thought I could consider friends that i could go and talk over ideas openly with.  Or maybe it's another sign of an issue that resides with me.

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Wednesday
Nov212012

Hardware Review - Nintendo Wii U

Release Date: November 18th, 2012
Initial Cost:   $299.99 (Basic) / $349.99 (Deluxe)
Version Reviewed:   Deluxe Set
Games Played for Review: Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo

 

Back in 2004 Nintendo showed off what was originally code named (and later permanently so) the Nintendo DS system during their E3 press conference.  Little did we know that we were looking into their console future as well.  Click to continue.

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Sunday
Nov042012

What Wii Recommend for (Wii) U

So, you will have that shiny new Wii U sitting under your TV soon (if you preordered, otherwise good luck) and while you will be enjoying a brand new game or two (or four) you shouldn't forget that you can play the entire collection of original Wii titles on your new system as well.  

Plus you really should be getting some Wii Remotes for the upcoming Wii U games, thus you will already have everything you need to play!

So I dug through my collection to bring you a few of my favorites that I think you should give a go especially if you skipped the Wii entirely and just stuck to the Xbox360, PS3, or PC.  I will stick to mostly exclusive titles unless noted that it is a "unique" experience from the Wii version.  So hopefully this will show you that while the Wii did have a huge pile of crap games, there were definetely some diamonds that made it worth digging through in the end.

Now onto my list (in no particular order) Click to continue.

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Friday
Oct052012

Free Game Friday: Bonesaw

Love sidescrollers? Love beating the crap out of things? Well this free indie game has you covered. Bonesaw takes inspiration from the old-school style of gaming and does it well with a combination of puzzles and platforming.

Not really much else to say, but jump in!

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Saturday
Sep222012

Free Game Friday: Streets of Rage Remake

So if you just happen to be a fan of oldschool games, not to mention games back on the Genesis, then boy do I definitely have a treat for you today.

This beat'em up has been created from the ground up by the fans for the fans featuring a lot of different playable characters from the Street of Rage universe including new ones! A lot of blood and sweat went into this which doesn't normally happens when it comes to fangames of this magnitude.

Streets of Rage Remake is a final product that allows for local multiplayer and includes their own story with endings. Unfortunately, within the week it was released, it was followed by a cease & desist from Sega stating that they were unable to officially host the game for download which is why we can't offer the link here...but lucky for you, I can offer this...

 

And yes, I know it's not Friday.

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Tuesday
Sep182012

Zenspath Podcast Episode 019 - Brought to You by Tripod (Google It)

Welcome to Episode 19 of the ZensPath.com Podcast!

This epidode, N5omniac, AJ, and myself get together and talk about the upcoming Nintendo Wii U.  Nintendo has made a good deal of annoucments ranging from the release date, launch window games, the bundles, and their costs.  

We announce AJ's start to his weekly series "Free Game Friday" where he lets you know about some of the best games around that won't cost you a coin.  So keep an eye out for those in the coming future!

Also remember to find us on Twitter (@Zenspath), email us questions and suggestions to Zenspath.com@Gmail.com, or find us on Xbox Live/PSN/Steam.

Jeremy Powers
Editor and Host of the Zenspath Podcast

Click the link below to listen to the show, or right click and select "save as" to download the episode in a friendly little MP3 format for your very own!

Zenspath Podcast Ep 019

Friday
Sep142012

Free Game Friday: Black Mesa Source

At long last, the mother of all videogame modifications has arrived at our proverbial doorstep. Black Mesa Source is a full recreation of the original Half-Life story done with the new Source engine, and no I'm not talking about Half-Life: Source. Quite a bit of the game has been recreated, including brand new voice acting and music, to give it a more modern look (and to give people like me a real reason to finally beat it). One could say this mod is as infamous as Duke Nukem Forever. The best part of it all? It's completely free and completely sanctioned by Valve. You can grab it up right here, or torrent.

The game isn't entirely finished, but the team wanted to give us something to play as they add-on more of the story when they can. I know I can't complain about that! All you need to take part in the action is Steam along with the Source SDK installed.

So here's to you, reader. Enjoy your free game today!

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Thursday
Sep132012

Nintendo Wii U Will Cost $299 to $350 And Other Announcements


Today Nintendo held their press event in New York and finally let the cat out of the bag in regards to (99%) of the launch specifics for their upcoming system, the Wii U.  

First with the news that people have been asking for -  the system will be launching in stores on November 18th, 2012 and will be available in two different bundles ranging from $299.99 for the "Basic" set up to $349.99 for the "Deluxe" model. 

The "Basic" will come with the console and one Nintendo GamePad controller (both in white), an HDMI cable, a Wii Sensor Bar, GamePad Stylus, the Wii U AC adapter, the GamePad AC Adapter, and 8GB's of built in memory.

The "Deluxe" model comes with everything the "Basic" had, except the system and GamePad are all a sleek black finish instead of white, the memory is bumped up to 32GB from 8GB, both a charging stand for the Gamepad and a basic stand, the stand for the system if you want to display it on its side like the original Wii, and it includes Nintendo Land as a pack in game.

Tuesday
Sep112012

Steam's Big Picture Mode is Finally Here...

...but it's only in beta. With that said, it's free and open to anyone that wants to give it a shot. This very unique feature is Valve's way of putting you on the couch more so you can still enjoy those awesome PC games. Only having tried it out for a short time, I really enjoy what it has to offer. It reminds me of a very simplified Xbox Dashboard, and I kinda like that too. Video and more after the break.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Nintendo Announces a Wii U Specific Event for Sep 13th

Nintendo stated today that they will be holding a press event in New York City on September 13th that is focused on the Wii U and will be hosted by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.  
According to their announcement, the event will be focused on "learning more about how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment" while hosting hands-on demos for the press after the main show.  
This isn't the first time Nintendo has done something like this as they had a similar event a mere two months before the 3DS launch earlier this year as well as one for the Wii a few months before its release back in 2006.
Hopefully this will give us the final price, release date, and what will be included in the box for what I believe will be a November 2012 release.