Andrew the Intern's Favorite Classic Games

I got to thinking about games from my childhood and I figured I would make a list of my favorite classic video games. I stuck mainly to games in the action/adventure, fighting, and sports genres. My top 10 which is in no particular order encompasses games featured on the NES, Sega Genesis, N64, and PlayStation. Click read more to check out the list. 

The Godfather II -- Don's View Screenshots

EA has released several sreenshots of the “Don’s View” feature, which is how players pull the puppet strings and run their family. The game will be released on April 7. See the screenshots below the break.

Wanted: Weapons of Fate

The game based on the Universal Studios picture will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms on Tuesday March 24. The game being developed by GRIN and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment continues the story of the movie’s main character Wesley Gibson, with a new adventure involving an elite fraternity of assassins. I am interested in how the new story will begin, because I thought Angelina Jolie killed all of the assassins at the end of the movie. I really didn’t like the movie because it was just too ridiculous and far fetched. For me leaping out windows to roof tops hundreds of feet away, killing guys from miles and miles away with a sniper rifle that requires a dentist chair to operate, or curving bullets around obstructions is just a bit much. Wanted: Weapons of Fate could end up being a good game, but the movie has just plain ruined it for me. GRIN has promised intense gameplay with features straight from the movie like “Assassins Time” and “Curving Bullets” that are supposed to create a third-person experience unlike any other. We will see soon enough, but for now all this game makes me want to do is curve a PS3 controller into my TV. (Thanks for the story Game Spy

Grand Slam Tennis

EA Sports has released several screenshots for the game, which will be available for purchase on June 18, 2009 for the Nintendo Wii. Grand Slam Tennis is focused on the 4 major Grand Slam Tournaments with a larger emphasis on Wimbledon. The Wii controller allows players to hit shots just like the pros with total racket control. Hit a top-spin shot down the line for a winner or a perfectly placed drop-shot with the right amount of back-spin. You can create your own player or play with one of the many pros. Start a Grand Slam Career and for the first time be able to take your created player on a quest to win all 4 Grand Slams. Click read more to see the screenshots. (Thanks to Game Press)

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WWE Legends of WrestleMania Trailer

With the game set to be released on March 24, 2009 here is a little trailer to hold you over.

The Beatles: Rock Band

Relive Beatlemania as the greatest band of all time is coming to Rock Band for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii platforms. The Beatles: Rock Band is being published by MTV Games, developed by Harmonix, and EA will play a role as a distribution partner. Pick up the guitar, bass, drums, or mic and fill the shoes of John, Paul, George, or Ringo. The game will also feature new forms of hardware that are modeled after other instruments that the band played throughout their careers. The game will be available on September 9, 2009. Click read more for the prices of The Beatles: Rock Band. (Thanks to Game Spy)

Fight Night Round 4

With no official release date set, EA Sports announced today that Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson will be the athletes featured on the cover of Fight Night Round 4. Ali and Tyson were chosen unanimously by fans that voted from all around the world. Mike Tyson has been M.I.A. on the rosters of boxing games for about a decade and it will be nice to able to fight with or against him. EA is promising to revolutionize the genre with the new physics based gameplay engine. According to EA, “The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport’s incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.” Finally, the debate can be settled when you pick up the sticks to play this game. Who is better Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali?        

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Moto Racer DS

The well known racing game is back with the latest version of Moto Racer from Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. The game is ready for release on April 3, 2009 for the Nintendo DS. The game goes to new levels with 4 different racing disciplines and the new Stylus Precision Handling (SPH). The four game modes include Grand Prix, Traffic, Super Cross, and Freestyle. Grand Prix allows players to race at top speeds against the best in the race circuit. In the Traffic mode players will need more patience and skill to maneuver through the obstacles. The Super Cross mode allows players to navigate large jumps on the indoor circuit. Show off your skills by performing in-air tricks during Freestyle mode. The SPH allows players a handling experience unlike other games in the genre. Move the stylus across the touch-screen to control the bike, make turns with speed, and perform stunning tricks. Below is a picture of how the SPH works.

Moto Racer DS screenshot by gamesweasel.

Resident Evil 5 Leaked

Capcom is ready for the release of Resident Evil 5 on Friday March 13 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. However, Capcom has encountered problems because the Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil 5 has been leaked to torrent sites. All 6.71 GB of the game were leaked and it is thought that the full single player mode is available for play. Click read more to see the official statement from Chris Kramer at Capcom. (Thanks to Game Spy

Resident Evil 5 Box Art by GamersPlatform.

Tom Clancy's HAWX High Altitude Warfare

Ubisoft is set to release Tom Clancy’s HAWX on Friday for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms. The game, which is set in 2012 gives players the chance to become an elite fighter pilot of the future. Tom Clancy’s HAWX is fueled by cutting-edge technology that is sure to allow this game to stand apart from others in the franchise. The game features over 50 real aircrafts from around the world and allows players to experience dogfights over real US and international cities. The flying experience is anchored by the Enhanced Reality System (E.R.S.). The E.R.S. runs the radars, missile detection, damage control systems, tactical map, info relay, and weapons. Orders to your squadron can also be issued through the Enhanced Reality System. This flight simulator looks to take players to new heights, while give them a memorable gaming experience. Click read more to see a few screenshots. (Thanks to Game Press)  

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