Monday, February 28, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 02/28/11

Time to round-em-up, and this week we have a winner and a whaaaat!? I'm talking about Wii Ware demos for "Pong Toss Pro - Frat Party Games" and "Gods vs. Humans". Guess which one's which.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Freebie Flashback Friday - Dune II

I'm happy to announce a new weekly feature I'll be offering here at the Demo Gamer: Freebie Flashback Friday! I grew up playing many games on x86 systems, starting at age five. These games are well past their expiration dates when it comes to graphics and what not, but sometimes, I fire them up because they are still fun! Another nice thing about these vintage games is many of them are available for free on the internet.

This week's game is a one that is near and dear to my heart, a game that defined the genre known as Real-Time Strategy (RTS). I have spent many hours playing "Dune II" and other RTS games. Probably too many. But I always remember playing "Dune II" and how I never could beat the game unless I played as the "evil Harkonnen". The nuclear missile fired by their Palace building is particularly effective, you see.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heads Up: Wii Ware Games Non-Transferable


Hey there, I know I've been inviting you to buy Wii Ware titles, but I just discovered something last night that has got me bothered: you can only play a Wii Ware title on the Wii to which it was downloaded. In other words,  you cannot copy a Wii Ware title to an SD card and play it on your friend's Wii. Same for Virtual Console. Even worse, it appears as though Nintendo is hesitant to replace these games in case of hardware malfunction or upgrade.

I have reached out to some developers and Nintendo to get some more information, so watch here for a more detailed write up. In the meantime, please remember this important information before you download anything from the Wii Shop Channel.

Anyone had an experience with Nintendo regarding this issue? Sound of in the comments!

--Demo Gamer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NEWS: SpaceChem discounted!

SpaceChem, my favorite PC puzzler as of late, has been marked down 25%! Get it here! You can read my review of the demo here. Don't miss out!

--Demo Gamer

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 02/21/11

Welcome back, Demo Gamer faithful. This week, we have a new pair of demos up on Wii Ware: "Rage of the Gladiator" and "Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1". Yeah, about that.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

DEMO: Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Steam/Windows & Mac)

Kaptain Brawe for Steam: Windows and Mac

Genre: Adventure
Full Game Price: $20.00
No. of Players: 1

In 5 words: Dated, Humorous, Short, Customizable, Eye-Candy

This week's demo is "Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World". It's been awhile since I played an adventure game like "Kaptain Brawe", but it took little time to get into this demo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 02/15/11

This week's new releases, the "Chronos Twins DX" and "Chick Chick Boom" demos prove that you don't have to stray far from simplicity while keeping things fun, and that trying (too) new ideas can be risky.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - Postponed!

I guess today is some special day or something, so the Wii Demo Roundup is being supplanted by romantic movie night. Blame Cupid!

I'll be rounding up the demos tomorrow, so check back then. In the meantime, enjoy your day!

--Demo Gamer

Saturday, February 12, 2011

DEMO: Guardians of Graxia (Windows/Steam)

Guardians of Graxia for Windows/Steam

Genre: Turn-based Card Strategy
Full Game Price: $10.00
No. of Players: 1

In 5 words: Complex, Fun, Fantasy, Magic, Deep

Steam is an awesome service. If you've used it, you know this. If you haven't, and you play on Windows or Mac, you should get to know it. They have an entire section of their store dedicated to demos, with hundreds available. "Guardians of Graxia" is one of the latest demos released on Steam, and it is fun!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wii Demo Roundup - 02/07/11

This week, Nintendo released a new pair of demos. Both are 3/4 top-down games, although they have very different styles. "Urbanix" and "Lit" round out this week's Wii demo roundup.

Friday, February 4, 2011

DEMO: NightSky (Windows)

NightSky for Windows

Genre: Puzzle Platformer
Full Game Price: $10.00
No. of Players: 1

In 5 Words: Art, Tranquil, Robust, Challenging, Spartan

A friend of mine recommended that I try this demo out, so I did. Having finished the demo, I have a hard time considering NightSky to be a simple game. The amount of style and art put into this "game" is impressive.