Though the Nintendo Wii had much of its thunder stolen this year by the motion control releases of the PS3 Move and Xbox 360 Kinect, it was actually perhaps its finest year for games. Though often considered a "kiddie" console,...
In case you don't know, ATEI is a massive trade show for the arcade and amusement world. It's mainly for businessmen to go to and do serious business, but there's one very good reason everyone should register and attend - loads of arcade machines all set to freeplay!
So I went. And did a video. It's a bit long, but you get to see lots of people having fun playing new games, including SEGA's ultra-odd floor-based-TV game UFO Stomper.
Here are the edited highlights:
From Xboxer.tv: HMV has opened first Gaming Zone arcade in Edinburgh, featuring 27 Xbox 360 consoles playing latest titles, playable in an hour-long session for £3, or £5 for three hours.
From WiiWii.tv: Silent Hill has been...
Why isn't Andrew Lloyd-Webber writing musicals about serial killers stalking and killing people in a gruesome way? The heady mix of slaughter and showtunes would pack in the crowds. Possibly.
That's what came to mind when I spotted this poster for a South Korean musical called The Victim. Judging by the poster, it's more than a little influenced by games like Manhunt and Silent Hill. Survival horror hits the stage? Sounds like a good idea to me.