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Published on April 15th, 2011 | by Louis Garcia, Contributor

Weekly Round-Up: Nintendo’s New Console

We don’t have any more details than anyone else, but we have some rumors, speculation and information regarding the next Nintendo console. From everything we’ve heard, it sounds pretty damn cool. I can’t wait for some HD Mario and Zelda! Check out our most current story about “Project Cafe.”

Other than that, MORTAL KOMBAAAAAT!!!!

The truth:

Help Valve release Portal 2 early!

Another Minecraft clone” in development for Xbox 360.

Pokemon Global Link Service launched.

Metal Gear Solid clothing available.

Find out what Ocarina of Time 3D brings to the table in June.

Halo birthday bringing the goods for gamers.

Enter this Atlus contest for a chance to be featured in a Catherine video!

A new Dead Rising game has been revealed. Sort of.

Find out what Portal 2 can do on the PlayStation 3.

The reviews:

OnLive

To be perfectly honest, if OnLive included the features that I touched on above, the service would certainly deserve a higher score than what I am going to give it. I hope that the PR reps that I will be sending my review to will take note and send this off to the development team, because I am highly optimistic that this service in the future can be quite awesome. I only hope that more publishers allow OnLive to put more of their games on it. I hope to one day be able to play Crysis 2 on it.

Super Monkey Ball 3D

Super Monkey Ball 3D was an overall pleasing launch title. It showcased the many capabilities of the Nintendo3DS and despite the underperforming racing aspect of the game; it was relatively fun to play. The only local-multiplayer to date via download and play, but games like the Monkey Fight would have been a shoe in for an awesome online experience with friends. The full use of the gyroscope and the 3D element to the game worked out well, but not necessarily together. Also, the Circle Pad is extremely well showcased and works great. While it was not mentioned in any other place, the sound in the game is some of the best seen on the 3DS to date. There were also plenty of collectibles and unlockable characters to keep players coming back for more. If you are a fan of the series, or a die hard Sega fan, it would be an easy choice.

The 3rd Birthday

The 3rd Birthday is a game that any fan of Parasite Eve will be pleased with and anyone looking for a good solid gaming experience of the PSP should pick up.  The game play is fun and at times can be epic.  The amount of customization is rather robust for a handheld and if you are up for the challenge there is a good deal to unlock.  It is good to see that Square Enix still has the potential to release some quality games and I can still hope for an upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3.

Michael Jackson: The Experience

Michael Jackson: The Experience is every Michael Jackson fan’s-dream come true. This is a pure party game at heart and will certainly be the topic of conversation after you host the annual Christmas party. This takes some of the best features of Dance Central and adds it’s own unique flavor. The effects and graphics are stunning and immerse you into the world of Michael Jackson. There are some features that were missing, however, for those die hard Michael fans they will be overlooked. This is a party game at heart and can be a work out as well. (as you can see in my video above).


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