Archive for October 11th, 2007

Motorcycles in Mario Kart Wii

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

A collection of Mario Kart screen shots have raced their way to the Internet. Surprisingly some of the characters are driving motorcycles. It appears that the driving styles between the two types of vehicles are very different, but knowing Nintendo, it’ll probably balance out.

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It appears that it appears that the Kycles(not cycles) will be able to do wheelies. Below is a new low quality video including some footage of some interesting features. One thing that I believe is new is confirmation of Baby Mario’s presence in the game,


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Video of the Day: October 11, 2007

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Video of the day

I caught this video on a friend’s blog, and I thought to myself, I just have to post it. The following video is, what I believe to be, the best Halo 3 review out there.

Wii Firmware Version 3.1U

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

On October 9, Nintendo sent out three messages through the Wii’s internal messaging system. The first message included information, informing Wii owners that a new system update was available. The new update includes partial inclusion of keyboard functionality. Get full use of keyboard functionality you must do as the message states. You must go to Wii Shop Channel, and download the updated Internet Channel and Everybody Votes Channel. After downloading updates you can now use the keyboard and many more functions of the Internet Channel and Everybody Votes Channel. The update also allowed users to insert links into their messages. And surprisingly, even though two messages included references to websites these links were not present. To insert link you must type “http://” before the address.

Dear Customer,

We would like to inform you that you can now update your Wii Menu to version 3.1. To do this, please select the “Update” button at the bottom of your screen.

Please note that you can now use a USB keyboard with the Wii Menu.

Please go to www.nintendo.com to learn which keyboards can be used.

**If you’ve updated your system on or after October 10, you may already have the latest version of the system software and do not need to perform this update again.

Dear Customer,

We’d like to inform you that the Everybody Votes Channel has been updated to work with Wii Menu version 3.1. We recommend that you download the latest version of the Everybody Votes Channel if you have not already done so.

You can download the latest version of the Everybody Votes Channel through the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel.

Updating or Downloading the Channel [Both are free of charge.]

1- Select the Wii Shop Channel from the Wii Menu.
2- Select the Everybody Votes Channel from the WiiWare section, and download the software.

The Wii User Agreements have been updated and are effective as of October 10, 2007.

Dear Customer,

Because you and your use of the Wii Network Service are subjected to the updated user agreements, we strongly recommend that you review the updated agreements by selecting the Wii icon located on the lower-left portion of the Wii Channel menu, selecting “Wii Settings,” accessing the “Internet” setting, and selecting “User Agreements.”

You may also review the updated Wii User Agreements at support.nintendo.com.

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Opera has also announced that they would be allowing widgets, such as calendars and internet radios, to work with the Wii Internet browser. To see these with its click the following link. http://widgets.opera.com

SSBB: Sonic

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

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Ever since the April 2002 edition of Electronic Gaming Monthly made a hoax that Sonic and Tails were unlockable in Super Smash Bros. Melee, gamers have been begging to see the inclusion of Sonic in Brawl. Well now, those gamers prayers have been answered, recently the DOJO has updated their site with information on Sonic.

In addition to that, the dojo was also updated to videos entitled “Sonic the Hedgehog Joins the Brawl!” and “Nintendo Conference Fall 2007 Movie”.


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In addition to that, today the DOJO was updated with Sonics Side Special Move, Spin Dash and his Down Special Move’s, Spin Charge, two things should be very familiar with those who are accustomed to the Sonic world.

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Smash Bros. DOJO!!!