Posted by Nathaniel Edwards on 27th February 2010
Over the next week, we get not one, but two baseball games coming out. There are tons of differences between the game we could look at for you to decide which one is best, but I just want to see how biased each game is toward specific teams! So here are the official rankings in both games of how good each team is. I was of course shocked to see the Atlanta Braves weren’t #1 in everything.
MLB 2K10 Team Rankings
- Boston Red Sox
- New York Yankees
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Los Angeles Angels
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Texas Rangers
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Minnesota Twins
- San Francisco Giants
- Colorado Rockies
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Chicago Cubs
- Atlanta Braves
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Chicago White Sox
- Baltimore Orioles
- Seattle Mariners
- New York Mets
- Kansas City Royals
- Oakland Athletics
- Florida Marlins
- Washington Nationals
- Cincinnati Reds
- Detroit Tigers
- Houston Astros
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Cleveland Indians
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- San Diego Padres
MLB 10: The Show Team Rankings
- Red Sox
- White Sox
- Blue Jays
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Posted by Nathaniel Edwards on 20th February 2010
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is the biggest kids’ release of the next week, and because maybe the coolest thing about kart racing games is all the characters, here’s a full list for you:
- Sonic the Hedgehog – No surprises there.
- Miles “Tails” Prower – Side note: It took me years and years to get the joke on why his name is Miles Prower. Do you get it?
- Knuckles – Again, not too surprising.
- Doctor Eggman – His real name is Dr. Ivo Robotnik. I guess “Eggman” was just a bad nickname he got in school.
- Amy Rose – She was introduced in my favorite Sonic game ever, Sonic CD, for the SEGA CD. As a kid I had a combination Laserdisc/SEGA CD player, and I swear those are both real things.
- Shadow the Hedgehog – I realize he’s the anti-Sonic and everything, but it still seems odd that a hedgehog can have a gun, like Shadow does.
- Big the Cat – Another Sonic side character, and he looks about as much like a cat as Sonic looks like a real hedgehog. I mean, look at him.
- AiAi – He puts the “Monkey” in “Super Monkey Ball.” Otherwise, the game would just be “Super Ball,” which actually might be trademarked already.
- Amigo – From “Samba de Amigo.” For those keeping score, that’ s Monkeys 2 – 3 Hedgehogs.
- Ryo Hazuki – The main character from the Dreamcast cult hit, “Shenmue.” Yeah, don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it.
- Beat – From “Jet Set Radio,” another cult hit for the Dreamcast.
- Alex Kidd – Oh boy, this is even more obscure. He was SEGA’s main man until Sonic took the stage, and hasn’t been in his own new game since well before you were born.
- Billy Hatcher – From “Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg” for the Gamecube. He, uh, wears a chicken suit. Hm.
- Zobio and Zobiko – A zombie couple. Too early for Halloween and too late for Valentine’s Day.
- Ulala – From “Space Channel 5,” another Dreamcast game you’ve probably never played, but should. I miss the Dreamcast now.
- Jacky Bryant and Akira Yuki – From the “Virtua Fighter” series.
- B.D. Joe - From “Crazy Taxi,” which hopefully you’ve seen in an arcade or something. Do arcades still exist?
- Robo and Modo – Now here’s one I hadn’t even heard of. They’re from “Bonanza Bros.,” which apparently came out in 1990. Ooooookay.
- Opa-Opa – A living spaceship. Cool.
- Chuih, ChuBei, ChuPea, and ChuBach – All from “ChuChu Rocket!,” another awesome game for the Dreamcast.
- Banjo and Kazooie – Xbox 360 version only. Sorry, Nintendo fans like me who played the original “Banjo-Kazooie” on the N64.
- Avatar – Not like James Cameron’s Avatar or the animation show Avatar, but your New Xbox Experience one. Obviously, also Xbox 360 only.
- Mii – For the Wii.
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Posted by Nathaniel Edwards on 16th January 2010
In this week’s game releases post, the KORG DS-10+ Synthesizer came out, a synthesizer and music-making program for the DS. It turns out that about every gaming platform has one of these pure music-making games on it at one point or another, so I’m going to pick out some of the other consoles (though the current gen of home consoles doesn’t have too many yet).
- PSP: “Beaterator” – Very similar to the KORG DS-10, but it’s presented by famous hip-hop producer Timbaland, and contains tons and tons of sound loops to work with. These sound loops give you more sounds to work with to make your music, but also make it a little tougher to get your music started, just because you have so many options.
- Xbox: “Xbox Music Mixer” – Didn’t quite match up to be a music-making game, exactly, but it did have the ability to strip voices out of music you put in it, allowing for instant karaoke mixes, which is pretty awesome. There were tons of other small features that let you play around with your music as well, but this game’s tough to find now.
- PS2: “MTV Music Generator 3″ – There were actually a ton of music-making games for the PS2, but this was the latest of them, coming out in 2004. Tons and tons of stuff to play around with, but the game didn’t help you figure it out very much.
Tags: game release, game releases, Music, ps2, psp, synthesizer, xbox
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