Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hell Has Frozen Over!!!

...Need I say more? YES, this is a real game and that IS the real boxart.

Toushinden Wii New Footage

Remember that fighting game called, "Battle Arena Toushinden"? Look alive because the Toushinden franchise is making its way to the Wii. You can check out some footage of the latest game below.

Monday, September 28, 2009

(DS/DSi) The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road New Gameplay Footage

(SPOILER ALERT: This video shows off the game's intro and the first 10 minutes of play time)

I would be telling a lie if I was to say that I am not interested in this video game adaptation of the Wizard of OZ. The art style looks amazing and is really pushing the DS Lite hardware (not so much the DSi). I really hope this game has a DSi mode so that it can use the extra horsepower of the higher end system. If not, that is OK, because I still plan on playing this game!

Could we be Seeing a Mini Ninjas TV Show?!

Today, 4Kids Entertainment has decided to pick up the licensing rights to the "Mini Ninjas" franchise. I have not had a chance to pick up Mini Ninjas (due to the fact that I'm playing another game with ninjas in it. "TMNT Smash Up") but I have heard all sorts of good things about it.

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The firm has been named global licensing agent for the video game from Eidos Interactive.

The deal covers all territories except Japan and Korea for merchandise based on the Mini Ninjas action adventure video game, which was released this month on multiple platforms.

4Kids will look to expand the brand’s presence in the marketplace through a targeted licensing program spanning multiple product categories.

Developed by Io Interactive, Mini Ninjas is the latest franchise from the creators of the Hitman series. The game follows Hiro, a young Ninja and unlikely hero, as he is called upon to save the world after Evil Samurai Warlord hatches a plan to take over the world.

“Mini Ninjas has a wonderfully distinctive look and compelling characters, and the brand appeals to a broad demographic range – all key attributes for a healthy licensing program across multiple categories,” said Carlin West, executive vice president for acquisitions and development for 4Kids Entertainment.

The Mini Ninjas video game is co-published in North America by Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and published by Eidos in all other territories and was released in September on WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, PLAYSTATION 3 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows.

 Mini Ninjas is a non-violent action adventure game rated Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence and Crude Humour in North America and PEGI 7+ in PAL territories.

(Wii) Your Shape Boxart Revealed!

Back in June, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, everybody was so busy talking about Project natal from Microsoft and how the PlayStation eye was to be used with the PSUI controller that they forgot all about the camera that Ubisoft and Nintendo worked together to bring out. Now, Ubisoft has revealed the final box art for "Your Shape". Check it out below...


-- Your Shape E3 2009 trailer --

-- Your Shape GamesCom 2009 BTS Trailer --

-- Jenny McCarthy Introduces Your Shape --


After watching all of that, I guess its time for me to get a USB hub with more than 4 ports. When you add the USB Keyboard for the Internet Channel, Wii Speak microphone, the Guitar Hero or RockBand microphone, RockBand guitars and maybe a USB hard drive for multimedia, you're going to need a nice sized hub.

Guitar Hero 5 Track Listing for the Month of October

Activision has just released a public relations mail that list the songs, available next month, in Guitar Hero 5. You can read the press e-mail below...

Guitar Hero® fans can continue to build a diverse music library with great new music and classic tracks available for download in October. New tracks playable in Guitar Hero® 5 will be available for download every Thursday in October with music from Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Peter Frampton and The Misfits.

Downloadable Content - October 1

Queens Of The Stone Age Track Pack

* “Mexicola”
* “Avon”
* “How to Handle a Rope”

Downloadable Content - October 8

Billy Squier Track Pack

* “The Stroke”
* “Everybody Wants You”
* “When She Comes To Me”

Downloadable Content - October 15

Wolfmother Track Pack

* “Pilgrim”
* “California Queen”
* “Cosmic Egg”

Downloadable Content - October 22

Classic Rock 2 Track Pack

* The J. Geils Band - "Freeze Frame”
* Peter Frampton - "Show Me The Way (Live)"
* Triumph - "Lay It On The Line"

Downloadable Content - October 29

All Hallows’ Eve Track Pack

* GWAR - "Gor Gor”
* Marilyn Manson - "Beautiful People"
* The Misfits - "Astro Zombies"

The Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Classic Rock 2 and All Hallows’ Eve Track Packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection for Wii™ for 550 Wii Points. In addition, all songs in all Track Packs will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

Additionally, fans are now able to choose from more than 150 other downloadable songs or import select songs from Guitar Hero® World Tour and Guitar Hero® Smash Hits to further customize their Guitar Hero 5 set list.

Living room legends can now rock any way they want to a variety of iconic rock music in Guitar Hero 5. The entire set list is at players’ fingertips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any controller combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero®series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., Guitar Hero 5 is developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 system and by Vicarious Visions for Wii. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit

Epic FAIL of the Day!

Ladies and gents, I present to you today's subject. Can you tell me what is wrong with the picture below?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flash Games You SHOULD be Playing on Your Wii!: Volume 3

NOTE: Internet Channel users, you must use the zoom feature to play this game properly.

Today's game is Bowja the Ninja! This game reminds me of the DS/DSi game, Scribblenauts, without the "scribble"

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(Wii) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Reflex, now With Wii Speak Support

From the look of this picture below, Activision will be putting Wii Speak support in the Wii port of "Call of Duty 4". How do you like them apples?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

"Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom and ...who?"

If you haven't heard about this, well now you know! Frank West from "Dead Rising" is the latest character that will be in the Stateside version of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. You can check out the pictures below.

Flash Games You SHOULD be Playing on Your Wii!: Volume 2


Ok Its time for Volume 2 of "Flash Games you Should be Playing on Your Wii" I started off volume one, yesterday, with "3D Logic". That game, was a simple Rubik Cube puzzle game that makes great use of the Wii remote as a pointer. Today I give you "Alien Hominid"! That's right! The flash game that has been widely played since its introduction to the interwebs. Before you hop into this game, you will need to whip out a USB keyboard (something that most serious Internet channel users will already have). This game has NO Wii Remote support at all. Aside from that, this is still a great game and totally worth the play time. Before I leave you, I want to remind you that if you find yourself loving this game very much, you can purchase the GameCube version of this game so that you can play at anytime.


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Going TOO Far! "Datecheck" and the Privacy Issues it Brings.

Normally I don't do blog post on things not related to gaming but this one needed to be made. There is an iPhone app called "Date Check" and today the Fall 2009 demo was just released. In short, this app needs to go AWAY! This app breaks so many privacy barriers that its downright creepy. Here is a list of things it checks for

- Under its "sleaze detector"-
* Criminal convictions
* Felonies, Misdemeanors
* Sex offenses
* Other criminal offenses associated with a name

- Net Worth checker -
* Property ownership information
* Home details (bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, tax info)
* Assessed property value

- Compatibility checker -
* Birth Date
* Horoscope and astrological information

- Interest -
* Social Network Info
* Professional Info

- Living Situation -
*Names and ages of relatives, associates & roommates living at search subject's residence
* Educational background

Most of that info listed above isn't privy to my own mother let alone some random person with an iPhone! And even worse this is just another addition to the horrible dating culture in the United States. "MY NET WORTH?! REALLY NOW?!" Once again, we teach young women that it's OK to judge a man based upon what he has and not by what type of person he really is. And females wonder why they cant find a good man. That's because they're so damn busy being "gold diggers"!

This app is nothing more than a glorified stalkers tool and I hope that people wise up and begin to fight back against this! I'm seconds away from starting a petition/boycott. This application is appalling! Tell me what you think in the comments section. and if you want to see the app in action, check out the video below.

- Fall Demo Video -

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Flash Games You SHOULD be Playing on Your Wii!


Today I want to start a new series of post called "Flash Games you SHOULD be Playing on Your Wii" This series id dedicated to the Wii owner who is browsing using the Internet Channel. As a side note a good majority of these games can be found at the following site...

Today's game is "3D Logic". This game is a simple Rubik Cube like puzzle game that will have you hooked in no time. The objective is to create a path from one colored cube to another of the same color without blocking the other colored paths. I embedded the game below so you can start playing without having to travel to another site. For Wii browsers, use the zoom in feature (The (+) Button) to adjust the game to your screen. I placed the game in faux widescreen ratio. If a heavy amount of Wii users begin to express their feelings about me posting a standard ratio embed, I will also do that. For now Have fun!


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Very Awesome Paperboy Spoof!


- Caution: Foul Language -

If you are old enough to remember the joys of playing Paperboy for your NES (Nintendo Entertainment) system then you will definitely get a kick out of this. For the younger crowd, go and download Paperboy to your Wii and play it. The game is a mere 500 Wii points but its a classic that is well worth it! -Then come back and watch this video.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 120th Nintendo!!!


That's right! as of today, Nintendo is "One Hundred Twenty" years old!

Most of us only think about Nintendo the video game company but Nintendo has been around for a long time doing different things. These things include, selling playing cards, running a cab company and running "Love Hotels". Through out the years Nintendo constantly proves that they can create and innovate and in the end are payed back tenfold. Here are a few "tid bits". Did you know that the word "Nintendo" roughly translates into "Leave luck to Heaven"? How about the fact that Nintendo is the major owner of the Seattle Mariners? Below, I leave you with a short timeline of Nintendo's history leading up till Nintendo's mondern age. While you read it, tell me your stories of how Nintendo has made an impacct in your life.

- Thanks to Wikipedia for some of the lines in this timeline -

founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. At that time Nintendo's business consisted of producing handmade hanafuda cards

In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi (the grandson of Fusajiro Yamauchi) visited the U.S. to talk with the United States Playing Card Company, the dominant playing card manufacturer in that country. He found that the world's biggest company in his business was only using a small office. This was a turning point, where Yamauchi realized the limitations of the playing card business. He then gained access to Disney's characters and put them on the playing cards to drive sales.

In 1963, Yamauchi renamed Nintendo Playing Card Company Limited to Nintendo Company, Limited. The company then began to experiment in other areas of business. The company tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel

In 1966, Nintendo moved into the Japanese toy industry with the Ultra Hand, an extending arm developed by its maintenance engineer Gunpei Yokoi in his free time. Yokoi was moved from maintenance to the new "Nintendo Games" department as a product developer.

1970's Nintendo eventually develops into a video game company.

1974, Nintendo secured the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey home video game console in Japan.

1977, Nintendo began producing its own Color TV Game home video game consoles. Four versions of these consoles were produced, each playing variations on a single game (for example, Color TV Game 6 featured six versions of Light Tennis).

1977, A student product developer named Shigeru Miyamoto was hired by Nintendo at this time. He worked for Yokoi, and one of his first tasks was to design the casing for several of the Color TV Game consoles. Miyamoto went on to create some of Nintendo's most famous video games and become one of the most recognizable faces in the video game industry.

1975, Nintendo moved into the video arcade game industry with EVR Race, designed by their first game designer, Genyo Takeda, and several more titles followed. Nintendo had some small success with this venture, but the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, designed by Miyamoto, changed Nintendo's fortunes dramatically. The success of the game and many licensing opportunities (such as ports on the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision) gave Nintendo a huge boost in profit.

In 1980, Nintendo launched Game & Watch, a handheld video game series developed by Yokoi, to worldwide success.

In 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer (commonly called by its shortened name "Famicom") home video game console in Japan alongside ports of its most popular arcade titles. In 1985, the console launched in North America as the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was accompanied by Super Mario Bros.. In 1989, Yokoi developed the Game Boy handheld video game console. Nintendo is the longest-surviving video game console manufacturer to date.

... and the rest is history! Nintendo goes on to create the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and the Nintendo Wii in the home console arena. As for their portable business, after the Gameboy, there was a "Pocket", "Color" and "Advanced" edition. After the "Game Boy Advanced", Nintendo shifted things to their dual screened portable, the "Nintendo" DS. So far we now have the DS Classic, DS Lite and the DSi. Who knows what else we will see from Nintendo in the future! Whatever it may be, I cant wait!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 ( Complete - Episodes 01-25)


Before you watch this playlist be advised that parental discretion is advised due to the following

- Language
- Intense Violence (not the horror movie type)
- Disturbing Scenes
- Deep Social/Political Themes


Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you "Mobile Suit Gundam: Double 0" or as commonly known, "Gundam 00" If you read the above information this show is not for the very little ones. Aside from that I LOVE this show. It's very deep and moving and it, like Start Trek, is a "thinking person's sci-fi show". I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do. All 25 episodes of the first season can be found right here so, no need to go to Youtube to watch the rest.

Power Rangers RPM Episode 24: "Ancient History"


We are in the final stretch! There are only eight more episodes of Power Rangers RPM left and if we don receive any news on a possible new show for next year then we might be looking at the last episodes of Power Rangers, FOREVER! Well for now, let's enjoy what we have.

"Ancient History" 1/2

"Ancient History" 2/3

"Ancient History" 3/3

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Former WWE Superstar, Trish Stratus to Make a Nintendo Wii Fitness Game.


- Not sure if this game will ever make the States but I have a good feeling that it will. Feel free to check out the PR email that announces Trish Stratus' game, below.


Quebec City, CANADA – September 17th, 2009— Trish Stratus, former professional wrestling champion (WWE) and fitness model was at Frima Studio’s office along with to announce the development of Stratusphere, a new Wii game in which she will be starring. Using the Wii balance board and other new and innovative Wii peripheral devices, the diva will be coaching the players along in a complete and tough routine in a Zen 3D background.

“We wanted to present yoga as a real workout and not only as a method of relaxing. Combining Trish Stratus as a personal coach, coupled with her yoga experience, players will have to work through challenging routines to get results! Isn’t that what working out is all about?” concludes Frima’s CEO, Steve Couture.

Produced entirely in Frima’s Studios, with collaboration from Roundhouse Interactive’s President Michael Montanaro, the game will feature several video segments and take approximately six months of development. With major publishers showing interest, Frima is yet to make a choice and still open to new offers as development is slated to start in a few weeks. The title would be available for Q2 2010.

Power Rangers RPM Episode 23: "And... Action!"


And... Action! 1/3

And... Action! 2/3

And... Action! 3/3

"Guitar Hero Beatles" Spoof Trailer


I know I'm very late on this one but if you haven't seen this video yet, WATCH IT! Trust me it's worth a watch.

(DS/DSi) "Scribble Nots" an Awesome Scribblenauts Parody!


-- This video might not be appropriate for younger viewers --

"Nintendo Week" 09/14/2009

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Just in case you have missed this on Monday or do not have online access with your Wii console, here is this week's episode of "Nintendo Week" from the newly revamped "Nintendo Channel". Enjoy!

Namco Bandai Titles That Will be at the Tokyo Game Show

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Here is a list of Wii and DS/DSi games that Namco Bandai will be bringing to the "Tokyo Game Show"

Playable titles

* Super Robot Taisen Neo (Wii)
* Tales of Graces (Wii)
* Summon Night X: Tears Crown (DS)
* Blue Dragon (DS)
* Idol Master Dearly Stars (DS -- already out)
* Kimi ni Todoke: Sodateru Omoi (DS)
* Element Hunter (DS)
* Kaiju Busters (DS)


Video only

* Tamagotchi no Nari Kiri Channe (DS)
* Fresh Pretty Cure! Asobi Collection (DS)
* Dora Base 2 (DS)
* Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii -- already out)
* Anpanman to Touch de Waku Waku Training (DS -- already out)
* Family Trainer 1&2 (DS)


Announcements and Events

- .hack//Link Project announcement for the 24th
- Idol Master Dearly Stars SP Stage on the 26th
- "Robot Games" stage
- Tales of Vesperia and Graces event on the 26th
- Tales of Graces event on the 27th

Wii Price Drop All But Confirmed


Check out this picture from a Target ad. The word around the Interwebs is that we should see a Wii price drop at the first of October. Just in time for "Wii Fit Plus"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nintendo Power Preview Blowout

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Check out these pics from latest issue of "Nintendo Power".

(Wii/DS/DSi) "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" First Screens


Now this is a surprise! "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" for the Nintendo systems is a fighting game! Even better, the DS game is a 3D fighter. The only 3D fighters we have had on the DS were the Naruto titles. No matter how the DS/DSi version turns out, Kamen Rider will be a welcomed addition

Wii Version


DS/DSi Version