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Miyamoto hinting at possible A Link To The Past Remake or Sequel

The mastermind behind The Legend of Zelda , Shigeru Miyamoto, said he was interested in revisiting A Link To The Past. Now, all the Zelda fans will have to take a moment to let this information soak in because The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is considered a classic and a favorite amongst fans.

Miyamoto said that he was interested in remaking the game on the 3DS. However, he said he might want to do something new.

He told Edge magazine:

“I think I’d be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past. I think it’s important to bring some really new software.”

He could easily be hinting at a possible sequel. If this were to be the case, fans would be delighted. While Miyamoto is too busy to take on the project himself, he says there are some game directors perfectly suited for the the job. Other directors? Not so much. He said he would like to hand the remake over to the ones he doesn’t really confide in. Harsh words, but understandable.

There you have it. We could be looking at a remake or sequel, maybe neither. He could just be trolling all Zelda fans.

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GAMING UNWRAPPED: Play with our staff night!

To celebrate, appreciate, and enhance the community that we have established here, we are introducing a “Game With Staff Night”, a night dedicated to doing what we all love to do; game. As the name implies, Game With Staff Night will be a night where the userbase gets to play a previously determined multiplayer game with our fellow staff members, for a couple hours of fun and enjoyment. Through a small poll I did with our staff, I found that Sunday is mutually the best day of availability, so Game With Staff Nights will always be on Sundays, toward the late evening EST. Our first Game With Staff Night will take place this Sunday June 3rd 2012, and future events will take place monthly.

The game we will be playing at this event is:

HALO: REACH



Things you need to know:

-We will be playing Halo: Reach’s multiplayer, and modes will be decided by the audience.
-If a room fills up, those who want to play will have to wait their turn. We will try our best to get everyone rotated in and out, and those who aren’t currently playing will be able to watch Gaming Unwrapped’s stream of the game at the time of the event: http://www.twitch.tv/gamingunwrapped This is also where gamers will be able to chat with one another.
-On that note, we currently don’t have an HD streaming method, but will by the time the next event rolls around. So please, bear with us.
-Milin will be personally setting up rooms, and making sure that people are getting the opportunity to join the game with us. His GT is MelonSaurus.

Times:
8:00pm EST
7:00pm CST
6:00pm MST
5:00pm PST

I encourage everyone who has Halo: REACH to participate in this event. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesistate to ask. I want to make this run as smoothly as possible.

Head here for more info, or to ask any questions you may have! Or you can ask me through my message box.

Kinect Support Announced for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

If you are anything like me, when you play Skyrim you already swing your sword, hold your hands up to shoot spells off, and act like you are really shooting things with your bow and arrow. Yes, I do look quite foolish when I do it, but gosh darn it is totally worth it. It looks like my flailing and gestures will not be in vain anymore, though. It has been announced that Skyrim will be getting Kinect support.

The Kinect is going to add a whole new level to the game you already know and love. One big thing will be voice commands. You will now be able to use Dragon Shouts, Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills) all with the sound of your voice. It seems like most of the Kinect functionality will be voice related. Whether you will actually be able to use your body to move your character is still to be seen.

This feature will be added as a free update sometime later this month. Hopefully this will stop some people from thinking that the Kinect is a joke.

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Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Appreciation Festival Yields Information about Killer is Dead

Over the weekend, a special event was held at the Kadokawa Games office. Titled “Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Appreciation Festival”, the event basically was paying homage to one of the best game developers in the industry, Suda51 (Grasshopper Manufacture). At the event, some pretty great news was revealed about Lollipop Chainsaw and its performance over the past few months. The game has shipped 700,000 copies, making it the most shipped game in Grasshopper Manufacture history. That’s most definitely a lot of copies.

In honor of the momentous occasion, Suda 51 shared a first promotional video for Killer is Dead. Killer is Dead is Suda’s new project, apparently. The trailer still has not been released to the public, but attendees from Famitsu have described the trailer in words…

the trailer showed a man with a cyborg left arm and a katana in his right hand engaged in combat. While the game appeared to have cell shading akin to No More Heroes, the stylish, colorful effects during combat gave the impression of something that attempted a new style following Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop.

As far as details about Killer is Dead, everything is quite scarce. Suda went on record saying that he wanted to create a new main character, or a “new hero”. He want’s to tell the tale of a new assassian which will take and enhance upon those of Killer 7 and No More Heroes. I don’t know about you, but a Killer 7 x No More Heroes game couldn’t be anything but fantastic.

Make sure to stay locked on Gaming Unwrapped as we will bring you new information as it surfaces.

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GamingUnwrapped was having some technical difficulties but now we are back up and running! To celebrate I wrote up a quick article: The Most Surprising Games of 2012.

I explain what games turned out much better than I had expected, and why you should try them out for yourself.

http://gamingunwrapped.com/the-most-surprising-games-of-2012/ 

Please check it out!

ScaryGirl Review

With all the attention indie game developers have been getting these days, it’s no surprise that a game as simplistic as ScaryGirl could win its way into my heart. Combining both old and fresh ideas, ScaryGirl delivers a platforming experience that rivals big name masters of the genre like Little Big Planet, while settling for a unique experience all its own. Read Full Review –>

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GamingUnwrapped.com
 is a leading independent video game news website and we’re looking for a PC oriented writer/review to join the team. We would prefer those with experience in the field, but we are willing to work with those who maybe trying to break into the business!We at Gaming Unwrapped are about to celebrate our second year and are doing phenomenal in page views. The site has writers from all over the North America and we’re expanding fast! 

Gaming Unwrapped is not a hobby site and will only address serious inquiries only. Currently, we do not pay, but our site is growing by leaps and bounds and we more often than not have review copies and codes for our writers.

What does this position entail? 

*Writing assigned news pieces which are given daily. One daily is the minimum required, although you’re welcome to take on more.

*Having a review done within a 2 week time period.

*Writing OC (original content) pieces which are assigned now and again. You’re also more than welcome to run your own ideas through your editor for approval.

The individual selected for this position will have:

*A PC capable of running current games

*Organization skills

*Exceptional writing skills with fluent English language skills

*The ability to work well with a team and under a branch head

*The ability to work with deadlines

Also, all candidates must be over 18.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Shayla Hansen, the PC/Mac department head at shansen [at] gamingunwrapped.com.

Thank you!