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Review: Wii Sports Resort

In Game Reviews on July 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

wiisportsresort_2 Wii Sports returns to give gamers another go at sports stardom. This time around you’ll find yourself competing at the resort of WuHu (get it?…). Does this sequel hold up to the original?

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E3 2009 – Nintendo

In Gaming News on June 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm

nintendo_wii After the extremely dull and uneventful press conference last year, Nintendo promised to come back with a vengeance this year. Well, this year has came and gone for Nintendo, so how did they do? Well, in my humble opinion, only a couple of announcements saved them from having a worse year than last year. Here are the highlights from their press conference this year.

Mario Bros. Wii – This was the first announcement of the day. This is a 2D side scroller that can have up to 4 players. Looked pretty good, but nothing mind blowing. It’s Mario, so they’ve already sold me a copy.

Wii Fit Plus – The new Wii Fit features a calorie counter and a customizable workout. I guess if you like Wii Fit you’ll enjoy this. Who knows. 15 new balance games will also be included.

Motion Plus/Wii Sports Resort – This was announced last year, but we finally got a date this year. This is scheduled to be released July 26th of this year.

Red Steel 2 – I made the remark to Chris that I don’t understand why they made this. I stand by that.

Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers – I am not a big fan of the Final Fantasy series, so I can’t really give anything but a biased opinion on this.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – Definitely looking forward to this. The graphics looked really nice for something coming out on the DS. This is a DS exclusive.

Mario and Luigi RPG : Bowser’s Inside Story – This game takes place inside of Bowser. Looked really interesting. The previous M&L RPG’s were quality games, so I am thinking we’ll have a good game here. This comes out on the DS this Fall.

Golden Sun DS – Golden Sun returns to Nintendo handheld. Not much information was given about the game, only a short teaser was shown.

Jame’s Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion – This wins the “WTF” of the show. Seriously, who would buy this? Comes out for the DS, if you’re one of the very few who are chomping at the bit for this game.

Cop: The Recruit – This upcoming DS game looked similar to something from the GTA series. It looked alright, I guess.

Style Savy DS – A fashion game. Yeah.

Flip Note Studio – This is exclusively available for the DSi.

A New Mario v.s. Donkey Kong – This new addition to the series features customizable levels. Will be released June 8th.

Legends of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – This new addition of the Zelda series is headed to the DS. A release date or additional info was not given.

WarioWare: DIY – This new WarioWare game for the DS will let the game create their own mini games.

Wii Vitality Sensor – This wins second place in the “WTF” contest. Not much infor was given. I won’t lie, this thing looks silly as all hell.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 – This lit up the crowd, rightfully so. The first game was amazing, so I am sure we’re in for the same with this one.

The Conduit, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, and Dead Space: Extraction – These were the third party announcements. Not much of an announcement, most knew these were scheduled to be released.

Metriod: Other M – Team Ninja is working on this, so you know it’s going to be insanely hard. But still, this was the announcement of the show for me. Team Ninja and Metroid? Hell yes.

Not a great showing, but Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M saved it. Up next, Sony’s live suic…er…press conference.

Review:: Punch-Out!! (2009)

In Game Reviews on May 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Way back when in 1987 a game was released that would become widely known as one of the most addicting and fun video game experiences of all time. That game was Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!. While the title may lull the gamer into thinking that this is just a typical boxing game, the gameplay would quickly convince the player otherwise. In MTPO, underdog Little-Mac was pitted against some of the most outrageous characters in gaming history. Guys like Piston Honda, Bald Bull, and Soda Popinski wil certainly go down in history with the likes of Mario and Zelda. Even though most (or at least most of the people I know) have never successfully KO’ed Tyson, that didn’t come close to stop the game from being one of the best of all time.

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Big N Recalls Wii's

In Gaming News on December 15, 2006 at 11:13 am

Source: Yahoo! News

Looks like Nintendo is having to recall a bunch of Wii-mote’s after the wrist straps designed to keep the controller attached to your person started snapping.

The beauty of the “flying wii-mote”, said to injure persons, tvs, and fragile glass objects?  Its done by people who are doing the exact opposite of what the Wii-manual (see how I Wii’d on everything?) by flailing their arms around like a madman, and doing so in close vicinity of other objects and/or people.

For fuck’s sake, there is a big damn diagram with giant red arrows depicting a person standing in the open, saying in big letters to make sure no one or nothing is around you while you play.  It also says (and I’ve played these things, I know this is true) that you don’t need to flail; the system will detect the smallest of movements.  Hell, even the sarcastic folks over at Penny Arcade were saying that one when the system came out.

So, in a time when the console war rages on and there are nothing but shortages, in a time when Christmas is fast approaching and people are still (lets face it, foolishly) trying to find a Nintendo Wii, the big N is forced to recall the system because people are idiots?  Any chance we can recall the people who bought the system?

If you own a Wii, please be careful.  And Nintendo, maybe this should be a sign?  The Wizard just came out on DVD, maybe this is the perfect time to bring back that cherished 8-bit nostalgia, the Power Glove?  It would certainly solve the flying Wii-mote problems.  Until, of course, some gang member decided to wear said Power Glove on a series of thefts.

But that’s a story for next-next gen.