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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)


It’s a common misconception that games for the Nintendo Wii have to be family-friendly and filled with cartoon-themed characters in order to be successful. Most people assume that the Wii is fodder for young children and soccer moms. While they certainly make up a significant portion of the Wii demographic, there are also adult-themed games on the Wii as well. And it doesn’t get much more adult than Silent Hill.

The survival horror franchise has produced some of the scariest games to ever arrive on any console. Now, that psychological horror is making its way to the Nintendo Wii in the form of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Here’s a quick video.

Shattered Memories is mostly a “reimagining” of the original Silent Hill game from 1999, except you get to make use of the Wii’s motion controls. Harry Mason is looking for his daughter Cheryl in he town of Silent Hill and, well, scary things ensue. Your actions affect multiple aspects of play and you can use a variety of gadgets, including a fairly modern cell phone. It’s all about the mood.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Wii in Q4 2009. It’ll also be made available for the PS2 and PSP.

Hit the Gridiron with Madden NFL 10


Even though John Madden has announced that he is going to retire from providing color commentary, the Madden NFL franchise from EA Sports is going to continue and it’s going to be stronger than other. Gracing the cover of Madden 10 are a pair of superstars from the most recent Super Bowl: Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald. You’ll also notice the almost Street Fighter IV-like ink splash style for the cover.

In general, EA is producing at least two somewhat distinct versions of the game. Madden 10 for the Wii will be a part of the All-Play brand, making football games a little more approach for beginners and novices. The more hardcore experience will be found on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Other versions are being developed for the PS2, PSP, DS, and iPhone.

Among the new features being introduced for Madden 10, which is really the 21st installment in the series, are procedural awareness, quarterback improvements, WR/DB jostling, more realistic pass speeds, player momentum, depth of field, custom QB throwing animations, game speed changes, and gang tackling. It is also possible to play franchise mode with friends online.

Madden NFL 10 is scheduled for release on August 14, 2009.

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