Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Reggie Talking to Take 2 GTA Wii???

Read this on http://www.joystiq.com/ today!
I guees MTV had the scoop on this http://www.mtv.com/games/video_games/news/story.jhtml?id=1541183
I dunno about anyone else but Stuff like this makes me want a wii more and more!

While Nintendo consoles have never been a real target for M-rated games, that could all be changing soon. Several M-rated games have been confirmed as coming to the Wii, including The Godfather and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. And don't forget Ubisoft's flagship Red Steel -- it's gotta be M-rated, right?Although several M games were released for the GameCube, Nintendo has never had a Grand Theft Auto title on any of their console platforms, although it made a brief appearances on the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance systems. But this won't be the case for much longer, if Reggie has any say about it."We're reaching out to every publisher, frankly every day. I'll be spending some time later today with the folks over at Take Two to see what type of support they can give our console ... the fact is there will be M-rated content on the Wii console. EA has already announced that they're bringing The Godfather to our console. And we want every single best-selling game to be available on Wii. Whatever that content is."This means you could be swinging the Wii-mote as Tommy Vercetti wielding his baseball bat. Bring it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Super Mario Galaxies Hi res Video

New Hi res Mario galaxies Video thanks to abdallah on zogdog.com for finding this on
Falafelkid's Blog http://nintendo-revolution.blogspot.com/ here
or the Video directly here. http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=mov&id=13187
Looks good to me.

Game Sites I like

Well here is a list of some Game sites I like

www.zogdog.com The nintendo forum there is always going and fun.

www.kotaku.com Great site lotsa news I like it alot.

www.ign.com Another news site that is pretty good. I would never pay for the premium stuff though. The Wii ign egitor Matt has some good posts and a decent blog when he updates (Like I am one to say something about an updated blog!)

nintendo-revolution.blogspot.com falafelkids blog great blog nintendo definitive speculation

gonintendo.com another good site for news

www.joystiq.com another good news site

www.spong.com I like this news site also.

Add any favorites you like too.

These arent all just my favorites

Wii the Good and the Bad

Well here is what I think are good and bad aspects of the Wii

The Specs - Good and bad well good enough to show some ipressive games, but since No one knows the specs and some games look like crap there are some bad aspects.

Online- Good and Bad also I say this since very few games will have online from the start.
I hope that some will be able to have online added later from the Wiiconnect24.

Wiiconnect24 - Good since we can get updates while we sleep are at work watching TV whatever. Unless the send a bum OS patch, or if you have no internet.

Mii's - Good- I think these will be cool to make and bring a mini Mii of your friend on your controller and put it on his System.

Wii Channels - Good I think these will be a good interface but some I could care less about weather??? Well I guess some people will like that but I have no use for it.

Controller - Good from what I hear but I will write more once I actually play it.

Well feel free to add some of your own goods and bads or comment.

Wii Best System of all times??

From http://www.infendo.com/
Great news source!
The heading of this post has been murmured by Infendo forum members and Wii fanboys countless times, I'm sure, but today it was given some additional clout by Hirokazu Hamamura, the editor-in-chief of Japanese video game supermag Famitsu.
"Wii definitely could become the most popular console of all time. Non-gamers can see how fun it is just by looking at people playing it, and that's very different from the PS3 or Xbox 360."True, and they can see that the wallets of said Wii gamers will still be relatively full as well. But seriously folks... I have to admit, my immense personal bias towards the Wii aside, I can feel ya barkin' Hamamura-san. When I watched the 100 or so videos that popped up over the last week of the New York Wii event depicting people swinging their arms, jabbing into the air and smiling, it looked like a heck of a lot of fun. It also looked like something I had never seen before with gaming, and that's a good thing.

Back and Nintendo has me excited

You know after E3 withh all the hype I was just tired or writing anything. I was at first dissapointed I wnated more Wii news I searched and there was just nothing.
Now I have heard as you all have too. And you know what? I am excited again.
Is it 3d projection NO is it the best thing since sliced bread? No is it the best graphics No
So what is it about the Wii??? Balance! Look I am a hardcore gamer that plays few games nowadays because well they were all rehashes of games of the past.
Anything first person is Doom and Quake and unreal based, better graphics? Yes better Play No
But with Wii red Steel has me excited as Well as MP3.
Warioware? Hell Yea I wanna play it!
excite truck? YES i wanna play it. Rayman YES it looks hilarious.
ZELDA TP My God do I want to play it!
I think this is going to be the strongest console launch title and variety wise ever.
I mean thats only a few games.
Mii's Wii Channels it's just all so interesting that I cant help but think Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

How the Wii will open to a larger market

http://picturethis.clubmom.com/ Anyone wondering how the Wii will gain market share just read this story, on how a Mom became a WiiAmbassador and how she was won over.So,we had the party yesterday and if you can imagine, there were 4 amazing TV's set up, with 4 Wii Gaming Systems (under lock and key, I might add)throughout our house. It was pretty impressive, I must say. And I'm one mom who is not easily impressed with these kinds of things. But everyone was really getting into the fun, flailing arms and legs and everything. Let's just say that most of the Wii system games that we played do not accommodate couch potatoes! So, to put it simply, Nintendo won me over. And I think I can say the same for the 35 other people that we're here. I'll betcha half of them have already pre-ordered their Wii Systems (which won't be available to the public until Nov. 19th). Which is I'm sure what this party set out to do. And if that is the case, mission accomplished guys. Wii now love Nintendo. And for the record, you are welcome in my home anytime
Looks Like they are appealing to a larger market to me. The Wii seems to have the potential and appeal that non gamers like, so it would seem they are doing a good job of opening more market shares

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Nintendo Revolution to have SD slot and USB for external drives

Go to Engadget and get the whole scoop
Nintendo Revolution to have SD slot and USB for external drives
Posted Apr 3rd 2006 12:01AM by Ryan BlockFiled under: Gaming, Storage
If, like us, you were curious as to how Nintendo's expectedly hard drive-free Revolution was going to be able to compete with Sony's and Microsoft's drive-toting next-gen consoles, let your fears be allayed. In a recent CNN Money interview with Iwata-san, the N-man divulged that the Rev would come with an SD slot to complement its 512MB internal flash memory (for, you know, downloading games n' stuff), but that it'd also have USB ports for external storage solutions, like flash drives and hard drives. That's not going to be a huge boon if the Rev isn't going to have crazy media features like the 360 has and the PS3 is expected to, but it's still nice to know we're not gonna be left in the lurch on the storage thing

http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/03/nintendo-revolution-to-have-sd-slot-and-usb-for-external-drives/

Friday, March 24, 2006

Revolution rumou June launch

There is a rumour that the revolution may launch in June (that would be great!)
Spong has more detail. follow the link http://news.spong.com/article/9802?cb=705 and see what they have to say.

Nintendo GO

I have looked at and read this myself and it is hard to say since so much is cut out but engadget has a picture or 2 http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/23/nintendo-revolution-nintendo-go/ of what is supposed to be the new nintendo system name or the revo's new name.
It doesn't appear to have much excempt saying product and some other stuff and yes GO does mean 5 in Japanese

IGN GDC summmary

There is a summary of what was said at GDC on IGN http://revolution.ign.com/articles/697/697882p1.html
hit the link and check it out.

Iwatasan's speech on nintendo of america.

Go to the Nintendo Press server to read IWATA's speech http://press.nintendo.com/
The good news is Sega and turbo graphics games on the virtual console.
The bad news is no other real revolution news.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Interesting Gif Revolution news??? IGn MATT

http://users.ign.com/about/Matt-IGN
Look at Matt of IGN's blog he is the editor and has a strange looping gif of Yamaguchi san and a revolution and volcanoe and mushroom cloud.
Much speculation has arisen do to this gif.
People are saying Matt is insinuating there will be a bomb dropped about the revolution.

Nintendo to ‘drop the bomb’ at GDC? from http://www.cube.jolt.co.uk/

http://www.cube.jolt.co.uk/ has the following article up

woo hoo GDC would be great to get news!

Keith_Andrew - Saturday March 11th 2006 13:56
Nintendo to ‘drop the bomb’ at GDC?
Translation sends web in a spin
A number of websites are reporting that Nintendo intends to go head on for customer’s hearts and minds at this year’s Game Developers Conference, or GDC as it is known.
The GDC, which is being headlined by Sony’s Phil Harrison, is being held in San Jose between 20th-24th of this month, and has already been billed as an event Sony wishes to focus on the PlayStation 3. However, a translation of a news item carried on a Dutch website cites president Satoru Iwata as claiming he wishes to ‘drop the bomb’ on this year’s GDC, in reference to the company’s Revolution.
The item also claims that this stance has been backed up by company executive Reggie Fils-Aimes, who reportedly believes the fight for the ‘hearts and the heads of all gamers’ will begin at the conference.

Lack of updates

Sorry for a lack of updates lately, but I must say most of the news thats been trickling out has been either rehashed or not very interesting at all.
I did a few updates of the best stuff I could find on the revolution.
It just seems we are at Nintendo's mercy until E3 at this point.
Hopefully we will get some more trickles.
There is a lot of speculation as to whether the revolution will have stereoscopic projection and also some patents suggest it will have built in micrphones.
Lets hope we are all suprised with a great new technology besides the controller.
what do you all think the final secret is?

Online Chat With Miyamoto fri 1up.com

Interested in running a question past one of the videogame industry's most illustrious figures? Here's your chance!
At 8:00 p.m. CET on March 17, Miyamoto will participate in a "video based web-chat" where gamers from around the global will be able to pick his brain regarding a bevy of topics.
Those interested in submitting a question must do so at Web Chats http://www.webchats.tv/ before the event. After that, Miyamoto against the clock to answer as many of the questions selected as possible before time's up.
They really should just have Jack Bauer interrogate him during the webchat so we can find out what's up with Revolution. Sigh!
Go to 1 up for the original story!
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3148685

Also http://nintendo-revolution.blogspot.com/ by Falafelkid is taking questions to ask Miyamotosan. Great page by the way.

Upstart Studio Targets Revolution From IGN

Sample of article from IGN
Upstart Nibris, a small development studio based in Poland, has revealed that it is working on two projects for Nintendo's next generation console, codenamed Revolution. The games exist in pre-alpha form - one earlier than the other - and neither has a publisher, but the developer is hopeful that both works will get picked up in the near future.
http://revolution.ign.com/articles/694/694589p1.html hit the link to read the whole story.
Good to see small developers interested in the revo.

IGN revoltion contoller dev kit hands on.

http://revolution.ign.com/articles/694/694785p1.html follow the link to read the IGN hands on of the revolution Contoller dev kit.
They didnt get any games so it's a short read.
These preliminary kits include only a wired Revolution controller, a wired nunchuck attachment and a wired motion bar, which some studios have labeled the "wand." (...) The wired Revolution controller is inserted into a control socket on the GameCube hardware. The nunchuck unit connects to the freehand-style controller via a makeshift Ethernet cable. And the so-called wand plugs into a Memory Pak slot on the GCN development hardware. A software solution undoubtedly resolves any initial compatibility issues. Studios have been told by Nintendo to experiment from there.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Revolution Controller touch sensitive?

http://news.spong.com/article/9709 from spong
Interweb chatter over the weekend on many a videogame forum centred around comments made by an EA exec in an interview regarding ‘touch sensitivity’ features on the new Revolution controller. EA spokesperson, Trudy Muller made the following comments regarding the Nintendo Revolution controller: “The beauty of the new Revolution controller is that the possibilities for new game ideas are limitless. I'm sure that Nintendo already has a number of phenomenal design concepts built around 3D Pointing or Touch Sensitivity for their 1st party games. Our developers are inspired and excited by the new controller's features.”
When pressed, Muller said she was not talking about the DS’s touch screen, but referring to a function of the Revolution controller, saying that “[touch sensitivity] is related to what Nintendo may have in development for use around their Revolution controller.” This has of course sparked off a lot of guessing and theorising about what this ‘touch sensitivity’ function on the Revolution controller actually means. It’s thought that whatever it is and however it works, this is the final big ‘secret’ that Nintendo plan to unveil at E3 this year.Initial thoughts were that the Revolution controller could have a touchscreen panel similar to that of the DS, via which you could move a cursor on your TV screen similar to the way in which you can with the DS stylus. This seems to SPOnG, to say the least, a bit of a far-fetched flight of fancy.Another idea is that the controller may well be developed to work with an additional add-on with some kind of touch screen functionality. Again, this just doesn’t seem in any way feasible.What, to SPOnG, seems far more likely is that EA’s Muller, quoted above, in referring to touch sensitivity on the Revolution controller, is referring to some kind of special force feedback feature and/or a sensory feel button feature.Regarding a special force feedback feature – the idea of a wireless controller with rumble features is of course nothing new. The 360 controller does it and does it very well indeed. And as one keen-eyed forum poster commented: “I think this is very likely the "secret" and can be achieved thru 2 gyros that work in unison or against each other to give more feeling than a basic rumble pak could.”Regarding the somewhat more innovative idea of a ‘Sensory Feel Button’ – this is something which, if achieved, really could open up loads of interesting new areas of gameplay and heightened user control. The idea is that the large A button on the Revolution controller, which you will control with your thumb, could offer touch/sensory messages through to the thumb, kind of like a brail-reader, in order to give the user a sense of something moving or flowing or something about to happen and so on. In essence a feature along these lines could complement the 3D spatial movement feature of the Revolution controller in many ways – ie you move your controller around until your thumb tells you that you have found/hit something, and so on. It’s certainly one of the more interesting of the many speculative ideas surrounding the big secret around the Revolution controller and one which SPOnG is keen to see and hear more on. Watch this space for updates as soon as we get them.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Email

Anyone interested in Linking please email me at jax_jp@hotmail.com

Nintendo scans leaks etc... at Go nintendo

Go to http://gonintendo.com/?p=877

and take a look at some Revolution news including zelda, and the fact that the revos stand is actually its poer supply.

Check it out