by Marc Allie 4
  • pc

Blizzard Listens to Community Input for New Diablo 2 Patch

Blizzard has always been great about patching games, even far after any other developer would have abandoned them.  Even given the fact that Diablo III is just over the horizon, they are getting ready to patch the venerable predecessor, Diablo II.  And this time, they are taking input from the community.

by Nick Puleo 12
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Resident Evil 5 Producer Addresses Complaints

Resident Evil 5 doesn't officially come out till this Friday in North America, but that hasn't stopped folks from complaining about the game - mostly based on the demo that was released.  The MTV Multiplayer Blog sat down with  Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi, the game's producer, and discussed player reaction to Resident Evil 5’s controls, split screen co-op, and the lack of a Wii version.

by Marc Allie 0
  • nintendo wii

Co-Op Casual Friday: Donkey Konga

Rhythm games are among the best for a non-traditional gamer to pick up and play.  Guitar Hero and Rock Band have certainly proved this to be true.  It's hard to imagine, but there were music games before Guitar Hero, and we'll be talking about one fine example of these games today.  Grab a bongo drum controller, and let's check out Donkey Konga. Donkey Konga was released in 2004.  That's the Mesozoic Age as far as music and rhythm games are concerned.  The gameplay elements and the controller itself are very simple, especially when compared to modern titles.  You might think this would make the game less appealing.  However, when it comes to getting casual players, or even non-gamers, involved, Donkey Konga is still the game to beat (pun intended). Consider the Donkey Konga peripheral, the DK Bongos.  Two barrel shaped bongo drums, a few buttons, and a controller plug are all there is to it.  There are no drum sticks, fret buttons, or anything else to worry about.  The learning curve is nice and shallow as far as using the controller is concerned.  In addition to the drums, there is a microphone in the DK Bongos, which is used to detect claps during gameplay.  Hit and drum, and clap; that's it, and really, that's all you need to have a great time.

by Marc Allie 2

Beatles Game Officially Named, Priced, and Dated

Guitar Hero may have Aerosmith and Metallica, but Harmonix went straight to the top for their first band-branded title.  The game's title is simple, effective, and now official: The Beatles: Rock Band.  According to the game's website, we can look forward to playing Beatles tunes at home on 09/09/09.  The standalone version of the game will retail for the standard $60, guitars will set you back $100, and the bundle will be available for $250.  If those prices seem high, consider this quote.

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