Archive for June 13th, 2007

100th Blog Entry

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

100th post

Hello and welcome to my one hundredth blog entry for Game Influence. Since I started this blog a few weeks ago, I have been struggling to make Game Influence the best site it could possibly be. I definitely have some cool plans for future growth. Game Influence is well on it’s way to being what I imagine and hope it will become.

I’d like to look back and pull out some my favorite post:

  • Trip to the Game Store: June 13, 2007
  • Not Enough Games Allow You to Turn Off The Music
  • DS Expansion Pak
  • Why the NES and Not the SNES Wario’s Woods?
  • Fifteen Wii Remotes Could Work with One Wii
  • What Happened to Datel’s Advance Game Port?
  • Nintendo Keeps Changing Their Wii-motes
  • Tamagotchi: Party On!
  • The Problems with Super Mario All Stars on the Virtual Console
  • View Wii “Exclusive” Pages using Firefox
  • I’d also like to give a special thanks to those who have sent in feedback and thanks to those who have commented on my post.

    Trip to the Game Store: June 13, 2007

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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    So I went to my local EB Games today. I picked up Scarface: The World Is Yours, Pokémon FireRed, a marked down Age of Empires: The Age Of Kings, a 2,000 Wii Points Card, and I reserved a game which I will talked about it in few seconds.
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    I also took two snapshots of interesting things I found in the store The first thing I found was a stand for the Wii, bearing the official Wii logo, a place to hold remotes and what have you, and a place for the sensor bar to be placed. Second I found a used $10 USB-powered cooler.

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    I also picked up a cute little pamphlet for Big Brain Academy Wii Degree. The game looks okey, but I’m never going to buy it. I noted a neat little advertisement for the Nintendo DS inside the FirRed Box, I thought that was weird. Oh, and another weird thing, Inside the Age of Empires: The Age Of Kings case I found a piece of paper that said:

    Important Save Game Instructions:

    Before starting a campaign make sure that your
    Empire Name(save file name) is 4 or more
    characters in length. To edit the Empire Name select
    User Profile, then select Edit Profile, and enter
    the name. This will avoid any loss of date.

    Thank you for purchasing

    The reason they ask users to do that is naming the file more that four characters is a temporary work around for technical issues that some players have experienced which may impaired gameplay or even damage the data on the cartridge, but another weird thing is that the game title as it appears in the pamphlet is “AGE OF EMPIRES: AGE OF KINGS” and not “AGE OF EMPIRES: THE AGE OF KINGS”.

    Finally, I was talking to they two guys who worked in the EB games, and they said that a select number of games are being reserved for $10 rather than the usual $5. One of the guys said they are doing this as an experiment to see if customers are willing to pay the extra $5, they are apparently might switch to $10 as the standard to force people to pick up the game. The game that require the $10 reserve include Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Anyways I walked out the store with a reserve to Resident Evil 4 for the Wii.

    Video of the Day: June 13, 2007

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

    Video of the day

    This is a great piece of fan fiction. Please check it out.

    This Father’s Day, Give Dad A Gift He’ll Love: A Friendly Challenge

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

    Today Nintendo released a Father’s Day related press release:

    THIS FATHER’S DAY, GIVE DAD A GIFT HE’LL LOVE: A FRIENDLY CHALLENGE

    Nintendo Has Dad’s Day Covered with Cool Gifts and Big Offers

    REDMOND, Wash., June 13, 2007 – Whether it’s an ugly tie, a set of discount golf balls or yet another inspirational desk set, dads always seem to end up with the lousiest gifts. Nintendo’s working to change all that this year, with a number of fun ways to keep dad happy for Father’s Day:

    * Dads Love Being Smart: Keep dad’s brain humming on all cylinders by giving him a Nintendo DS™ and the best-selling Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Caution: After dad uses Brain Age, it might be more difficult to put one over on him.

    * Dads Love Remotes: Everyone knows that dad loves to be in charge of the TV remote control, so why not buy him his very own Wii Remote™? It’ll become as comfortable to him as his favorite chair, even as he uses it to take on the rest of the family in Wii™ games.

    * Dads Love Competition: All kids think their dads are the smartest guys on the planet. And Nintendo is giving dads a chance to prove it with a Big Brain Academy™: Wii Degree Father’s Day Challenge at Nintendo World in New York. From 1-5 p.m. on June 16, dads and kids can team up for a bracket-style playoff that lets them compete for the title of “Biggest Brain.” Participants will play the new Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree game in categories like thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification.

    * Dads Love Discounts: During Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day weekend, dads who visit Nintendo World in New York with their kids will receive a 10 percent discount on all software purchases.

    * Dads Love to Reminisce: Wii’s Virtual Console™ already boasts more than 100 classic games. Many of them made their debut back when dad was rocking his mullet and parachute pants. These classic games start at just 500 Wii Points™, so they make an easy and affordable Father’s Day gift. But don’t be surprised if dad suddenly starts schooling everyone with his retro gaming moves.

    For more information about Nintendo products, visit www.Nintendo.com.

    The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more than 409 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.

    SSBB: Metroid Boss Battle Music

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

    Today the DoJo updated their site with a theme song from the Metriod Metroid series, this song is often played when Samus battles Ridley.

    Smash Bros. DOJO!!