Archive for March, 2008

Guitar Hero DS: On Tour

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

It was recently announced that the Guitar Hero franchise will be shedding it’s way to Nintendo’s latest mobile console, with Guitar Hero DS: On Tour.

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So you may be asking your self, How the Hell could you play Guitar Hero on your Nintendo DS? Well the key is the newly announced peripheral seen below. After 20 prototype “guitars” were created and tested the peripheral version you see below proved to be the most practical. The peripheral is inserted into the Game Boy expansion port in the bottom of the DS. The peripheral only contains four frets, as opposed to the standard five frets found in the other games in the franchise. Players also their hand through the Guitar Grip’s strap so they don’t drop the system when they’re rocking out, and it puts the DS in the vertical position. The picking however feels more like a “the real thing”. you actual the touch screen and a stylus pick (which is stored in the peripheral) to emulate plucking the strings.

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The Nintendo DS’s internal Microphone is also expected to come into play. No official release date has been given, but you can expect the game to be released in the summer of 2008. The game will feature over 20 licensed songs, several two-player modes, and Guitar Hero’s “Star Power”. Below is a commercial for the upcoming game.

IGN

Manhunt 2 Will Finally Final See the UK

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Manhunt 2 will finally be released in the UK, that’s right no more appeals
or bans.The BBFC took Video Appeals Committee ruling, but were finally shot down. The game will receive a 18 certificate for release.

But for those of you in the UK thinking that you might want to pick up the game, I strongly suggest that you don’t, the game is censored to the point were it lost it’s identity. with out the gory stress releasing murder scenes, it’s just a heart racing Splinter Cell clone.

BBC News

Virtual Console Update: March 10, 2007

Monday, March 10th, 2008

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WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

March 10, 2008

Got enough challenge in your daily routine? Chances are that basic everyday tasks – getting to work or school on time, walking the dog, taking out the trash – aren’t enough to keep you firing on all cylinders. Luckily, Virtual Console™ is close at hand to help you test your mettle in fresh and unusual ways. Whether you’re rescuing a kidnapped pal or mastering a set of mind-bending grid puzzles, this week’s new arrivals, imported from Japan, offer a refreshing break from the late-winter blahs.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure (Super NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Alcohol Reference and Comic Mischief, 900 Wii Points): This is an action game where an energetic boy named Milon sets off on a great adventure in a cute fairy-tale world. Piccolo is a village in the country of Fantasia. One day, they hear from the fairy Alis that songs and music have disappeared from the forest. Suddenly, the wizard Amon appears, grabs Alis and vanishes with her. The brave Milon must now go on a journey to rescue his kidnapped friend, with his bubble shooter as his only weapon. Along the way, he’ll need to retrieve five legendary instruments and stars by defeating Amon’s minions. Get ready to enjoy the fun and comical action of this charming game.

Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent’s grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent’s grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you’ve won the game. An intriguing backstory makes this an amusing experience for one or two players.

For more information about Wii, please visit wii.com.

Press Release

Drawing for Virtual Console Game of Your Choice Ends Midnight

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

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You Chance to win Virtual Console will end at midnight tonight. I’m giving away 3 Virtual Console games. Just a reminder all that’s required to enter, is that you take a quick survey(about 17 easy questions). There will be three people who will win a Virtual Console of their choice. The winners will be contacted tomorrow. Don’t miss your chance. Go to freevc.rlk89.com to enter.

Game Influence Is Looking for Writers

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Game Influence is looking for writers to help to keep the site up to date with gaming news and events. I recently added Rami to the team, but for Game Influence to become the site that I envisioned it to one day be, more writers are needed. A writer must be able to write at a collage level, and be able to produce at least one post every week. A writer must have some Paint/Photoshop skills, and a writer must have a small understanding of HTML.

If you are at all interested in writing for Game Influence, please either contact me at my e-mail (WritersApplication@GameInfluence.com), or preferably, contact me using AIM, my screen name is NEORLK89.

Virtual Console Update: March 03, 2007

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

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WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE NEW CLASSIC GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

March 3, 2008

March is roaring in like a lion on the Virtual Console™. This might be a good time to look back at the massive catalog of classic games and ask yourself if you’ve played them all. Well, have you? You know there are some unplayed gems in there that your friends keep raving about, like this week’s release, Super Turrican. Not to mention the games you haven’t played since you were 10. Go ahead and fire them up – you’ll feel like a kid again. Just think of the Virtual Console as your own personal fountain of youth.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new game is:

Super Turrican: (Super NES®, 1 player, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): You are Bren McGuire, on a United Planets Freedom Forces mission to save the peaceful planet Katakis from the Machine, source of all that is cruel and evil in the universe. The only weapon on your side is the state-of-the-art Turrican Assault Suit. Equipped with multiple weapons, including the incredible Freeze-Beam that temporarily immobilizes almost any enemy, the Turrican Assault Suit gives one man the power of an entire army. Use the myriad weapons and powers at your disposal to fight through 12 increasingly insane levels, free the innocent residents of the planet Katakis and crush the oppressive Machine.

For more information about Wii, please visit wii.com.

Press Release