Archive for February, 2008

Professor Layton a Broken Game?

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

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February 11, 2008 was the day Level 5’s Professor Layton and the Curious Village came out in the US. Since then, people that have bought this game have been having issues. The same issue has been occurring, you try to download the new puzzle Level 5 and Nintendo put out every week, and at half-way you get disconnected. Of course, in the Nintendo Tech Support Forums people were asking and telling the same exact thing, and thats when it was found out that it was not a problem with specific people, but with the game. Fortunately, this should be fixed, as an administrator over at the forum said he would look into it.

Hello, and thank you for reporting this. We are looking into the situation and will post a reply here when we know more.

Thanks!

Kotaku

SUDA Wants to Create Adult Mario Title

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

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Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda is known for creating very adult-themed games, like Killer 7 and No More Heroes. At an interview with Nintendo Official Magazine UK, he was asked if you had ever wanted to create a title meant for the younger crowd. He looked up and said the following.

“I want to make a Super Mario game for adults…Maybe Mario could wear an Italian suit and have a machine gun…But Nintendo probably wouldn’t like that idea.”

Kotaku

God of War: Chains of Olympus Development Completed

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

gow_boxart_final.jpg According to Playstation Blog, God of War: Chains of Olympus is now fully developed and will be releasing here in the United States on March 4th. This game will be priced as a $40 PSP game.

God of War: Chains of Olympus takes place sometime in the 10 years between when Kratos was tricked into slaying his family and the beginning of the PS2 trilogy. This means if you have not played God of War 1 or God of War 2 on the PS2, you can still fully enjoy God of War: Chains of Olympus.

IGN

Spore In September

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Yesterday, Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis announced that Spore would be hitting the shelves some time in September. The first release will include the PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and mobile versions of the game.

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The Wii version is in in the design stage right now, and will not come at the same time of PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and mobile version’s release. Right now the developers are mainly concerned with the “core version”, and the Wii version is not their top priority.

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The DS and mobile version of the game will be called Spore Creatures
When asked about the Nintendo DS version of the game, Spore Executive Producer, Lucy Bradshaw said “DS players will be able to share stuff with DS players via local network and Wi-Fi.” The PC and Mac versions of the game are like five games in one, the Nintendo DS version of the game focuses on the “Creature” portion of the main game, hence why it’s called Spore Creatures.

The Nintendo DS version of the game will also encompass the core aspects of what Spore is about Creativity, Exploration, and Evolution. The Nintendo DS version will also include more of a quest than its PC counterpart

The North American release is set to be during the weekend of September 7. The European release date of PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS, and Mobile versions of the game is currently set at September 5th.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2, No Online and No Multiplayer in Australia

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

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Medal of Honor Heroes 2, has had some problems with inaccurate details on the box in couple of regions. First, when I bought Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, the box said the game offered a four player split screen and multiplayer arcade modes, which it did not, I wasn’t contacted for a refund, but then again I didn’t register the game. And I bought the game for it’s online, and not it’s multiplayer. Really the game’s main feature is the online multiplayer, and the Australian version of the game is being striped of that in addition to not having a four player split screen and multiplayer arcade modes. I can’t see the game being at all successfully in Australia as an only one player game. EA is offering a refund to those tricked into buying the game, after idiotically trusting the back of a video game’s description on its box.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for Wii does not support online functionality in Australia. We made an error in the documentation and marketing materials. We are very sorry to have caused confusion for our customers. We will provide a refund to anyone in Australia who wishes to return the game to EA because of the lack of online functionality.

I don’t know why EA’s making all these mistakes. I think there is only two possible reasons. Either this is all just a test of consumer’s willingness to keep a game after realizing they aren’t getting what they were promised, or there just idiots. EA, I’m waiting for your response.

QJ.net

Video of the Day: Febuary 12, 2008

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Yahtzee Croshaw reviews Crysis for the personal computer.


Virtual Console Update: February 11, 2007

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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

Feb. 11, 2008

The two games joining the lineup this week are considered cult classics, yet they deal with topics as varied as farm management and shooting enemies to the strains of heavy-metal tunes. Just don’t get the two mixed up, since most livestock don’t like heavy metal and it takes more than turnips to defeat fire-spewing sea serpents.

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:

Harvest Moon® (Super NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): You bought the farm, so now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try living off the fat of the land. Fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors will be fulfilling, but a successful farm needs a lot of working capital as well. There are buildings on your property, but they are in need of livestock. You have a modest house, but if things get lonely in the field, it’s going to take a remodel to woo a female farming companion. Your challenge is to dig in and build your life as a farmer from the ground up. How you manage will determine the outcome, but remember: You always reap what you sow.

Lords of Thunder
(TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter that has you take on the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies to heavy-metal tunes. Your enemies are plotting to revive Zaggart, “The Dark One,” who was sealed beneath the six continents of Mistral. It’s up to Landis, descendant of the heroic Dyu, to stop them. Choose the order in which to attack the six stages. Before each stage, select one of four magic armors and use crystals you’ve collected during your battles to buy items. Selecting the right armor for each stage is the key to your ultimate victory. Then get ready to face awesome enemies like a fire-spewing sea serpent or a giant insect. Whether it’s the fast-paced shooting or breaking into the fortress of a stage boss, you’ll be blown away by the intensity of Lords of Thunder.

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

Press Release

Who Won The NES Game?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Remember that little drawing I had for a free NES game for your Wii. Well I have the “winner”. But why should I tell you who it is, Instead I’ll just boar you with how the winner was selected. Instead of allowing room for human error, I made a Commodore 64 program(that can be downloaded here) that generates a number assigned to select a winner out of those who entered(listed below in order of entry).

  • 1. Alex
  • 2. Peter
  • 3. Ozzie23
  • 4. Samsan
  • 5. Wuffle
  • 6. Natep
  • 7. Mattmagician
  • 8. meatball07
  • 9. Glacius
  • 10. mark
  • 11. AkuTube
  • 12. Torey
  • 13. Brian
  • 14. jg233
  • 15. R0N1N
  • 16. TriggerNeon
  • 17. G. Foo Chombey

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“So who won?”, your asking. Well the program I made, randomly generated the number five, which is the number assigned to user “Wuffle”. I just finished sending Wuffle’s price. And just a friendly reminder, I will most likely do more of these in the future, so be sure to check back for more chances and ways to win.

One More Day to Enter to Win a Free NES Game

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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Just a friendly little reminder, if have yet to enter your Friend Code and Nintendo Entertainment System game, you still have one more day until I stop taking entries. It’s really easily to enter, just three short steps. Click here to enter.

Next Call of Duty Comming to Wii

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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We’re finally getting some more information on the new Call of Duty title. Very few new details(if you can call them that); we now know that the next Call of Duty title will shoot it’s way to the Wii, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, and personal computer.

I don’t think Activision can release a Call of Duty 5 without leaving those living in the Nintendo-only universe dazed and confused, oh wait it was release on the Nintendo DS. I can’t help but think that Nintendonians will feel like they weren’t invited to last years Christmas party; some may hold a grudge and not go to this years party, will others will just be happy they were invited this year shindig. There’s only one way for Activision to combat this, branch of into anther sub-franchise or give it a subtitle, like all franchise inevitably transform due to cross-platform issues; Medal of Honor, Burnout, Hitman, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Tony Hawk, Brothers in Arms, Mario Bros., Twisted Metal, Sonic, Battlefield, and Mega Man, to name a few.

Activision is also telling us that the Tony Hawk franchise will heading in a “new direction” (maybe not as different of a direction Tony himself was talking about).

IGN

PAL Virtual Console Update: February 7, 2007

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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Australia and Europe

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    • Lords of Thunder

Release Dates of Interest

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

North Amarica

    Wii

    • Opoona (March 25)
    • Bloom Box (May 2008)
    • Octomania (March 11, 2008)
    • Cid the Dummy (Q2)

    DS

    • Cid the Dummy (Q2)
    PS2

    • Cid the Dummy (Q2)
    PC

    • Cid the Dummy (Q2)
    PSP

    • Cid the Dummy (Q2)

Australia

    Wii

    • Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (April 10)

Europe

    Wii

    • Nitrobike (8 February)
    • Totally Spies! Totally Party (15 February)
    • The Dog Island (7 March)
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hard Eviden (21st March)
    • Victorious Boxers Challenge (28 March)
    • Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 (Q1 2008)
    • Telly Addicts (15 February)
    • Pro Evolution 2008 (March 28)
    • No More Heroes (February 28)
    DS

    • Totally Spies! 3 Secret Agents (15 February)
    • Brain Challenge (22 February)
    • Tigerz (NDS) – (29 February)
    • Maths Play (14t March)
    • Bunnyz (14 March)
    • Miami Nights (February)
    • Assassin’s Creed (28th March)

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Video of the Day: Febuary 7, 2008

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Yahtzee Croshaw reviews Silent Hill Origins for the PSP.