Being a member of the gaming press obviously has its advantages, one of which, of course, is receiving things like the Vita before the rest of the continent receives theirs. The Sports Gamer has had his Vita for over a week now. Heck, I've even had the chance to take it with me on a trip, to see how much of a road warrior this thing is. (More on that later.) So what do I think of Sony's first new console in five years? And would I recommend the Vita, right now, at launch? The answers are coming at you in 3…2…1…
The question on everyone's mind here at the SI Kids office is this: Does Mario Kart 7 technically qualify as a racing game?
The "yes" people say this:
-It has a gas button and a brake button.
-It has tracks (32 in total in this version) to race on.
-It uses the words "grand" and "prix," two words that are typically only associated with racing games.
The "no" people say this:
-The "drivers" are usually monkeys, plumbers, and mushroom-headed creatures.
-The "cars" transform into hang gliders on occasion.
-A driver can deploy an ink-spewing squid to slow down another driver.
Regardless of whether you are a "yes" person or a "no" person, one thing I think that we can all safely agree on is this: Mario Kart 7 is a lot of fun, and an absolute must-own for any Nintendo 3DS owner out there.
When you review video games for a living, as the Sports Gamer does, you typically have two kinds of days: You have good days, and you have great days. But every once in a great while, you have downright awesome days.
This week, I experienced one of those downright awesome days.
This year's Tour de France is in full swing. Even as you read these words, riders from around the world are currently pedaling up impossibly steep mountains in the French countryside. Winning the coveted yellow jersey, or even the polka dot jersey (which goes to the best climber in the race), is truly an achievement.
Now, you--yes, you--have the chance to don the yellow jersey, without having to do all the work and training and sweating! Yes, thanks to the wonder of video games, which make experiences that are otherwise impossible to mere mortals like us, we can now travel from one end of France to the other in Tour de France 11: The Official Game (available now for the iPhone and iPad).
Is this game worth a download? Let's take a look at the pros and cons.
Are you looking for a new PS3 game but can’t decide on one? Well, look no further because Cars 2 the video game, like the movie is fantastic. And don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie yet, the game doesn’t spoil the plot. Whether you’re a big fan of Lightning McQueen and friends or just like racing games this is an amazing game because it is so much more than just a racing game.
Cars 2 is the newest video game installment in the Cars franchise and, obviously, ties in with the movie, Cars 2. The game takes on a whole new approach, breaking away from a strictly kids-oriented game, to creating a toned-down kids version of the popular racing game “Blur.” In all honesty, this probably was a great move, as people of all ages, not just kids anymore, will be interested in the game.
If you like soccer, own an iPad, and have a spare $10 laying around, you sound like someone we might like to be friends with. You also sound like someone who might enjoy FIFA Soccer 11 HD (EA Sports, $9.99).
EA Sports has mastered the art of videogame soccer on the consoles over the last few years. This year's version of FIFA on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was one of the best versions yet. But can EA make the same magic happen on the iPad? Let's break it down.