Hey peeps. I ran across this interesting video posted on YouTube by IGN. Its a fairly good demo of the Circle Pad. I have mixed feelings about this device. I want to know what my readers think. Check out the link balow and feel free to leave a comment.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
It's confirmed! After the success that was, "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" (Wii), Nintendo will be sticking with motion controls for the next Zelda title.
In a recent ONM (Official Nintendo Magazine), Eiji Aonuma says the following. "I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now" He also speaks about sticking with the Skyward Sword control scheme for the indefinite future
Check out the link to the full article below...
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Here you have it people! Proof that a version of The Conduit in some form is in works for the Nintendo 3DS.
"We are very much pulling over this engine and this technology on this new hardware. We're still early. The resolution is definitely lower, but the screen real estate is smaller so it balances out. We've not had a lot of severe optimisation yet, but we're going to be able to have something very close to this [Conduit 2] on the 3DS probably by GDC. We've got environments from this already up and running around. You can shoot, you can select different weapons and you can see enemies. It runs pretty darn well with full 3D and everything. I would guess that SEGA will be interested. I had a nice conversation just yesterday with their head of artist and repertoire. At DICE, the conference in Vegas that's coming up, we'll probably have some more chats. We're very excited about that system and what we're going to be be able to do on it. The work we've done with the Wii, we're going to have a serious leg up. It's quite different than developing for the DS and the DSi. Developers like us that have more of a console experience on GameCube and on Wii are going to be able to take advantage of the 3D better and they're going to be able to do a little bit more with the hardware than people who are coming at it from the straight DS angle and used to doing more 2D, or very limited 3D, kinds of things. There's nothing like it at all (on 3DS). We can be a shining star on this." - High Voltage's Eric Nofsinger
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
OH SNAP! -Ive been waiting for roughly three months to play this game and today I learn that (for the first time ever) I can play as King Kai in a Dragonball Z fighting game. I am beyond elated! Check out the screen shots below!
This is the Samsung Moment WITH touch panel...
This is my Samsung Moment...
For starters, IF you EVER decide to navigate an android device with a physical keyboard, make sure that device has PHYSICAL, "Home", "Menu" and "Back" buttons. I can not stress enough how important the "Back" option is in Android. Most phones tend to have a "menu" modifier button on the QWERTY keyboard. Luckily my phone was one of them. As for application navigation, The Home menu is just a glorified way to do said task. You can simply press the "Search" button on your keyboard and type in the name of the application you want and open it that way.
Another way to quickly get to your most used applications is to use keyboard shortcuts. Below is a video showing you how to set up your shortcuts.
How are things so far, you wonder? I'll tell you this. I'm having a OK time navigating between Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Nimbuzz (my multi-messaging app). I was pretty disappointed to see that the OKCupid app did not include keyboard navigation for "in app" options. Of course, the work around for that is to just simply pull up the browser and use the OKCupid mobile site. I have yet to try my emulators but I'm not sure I want to, considering the arrow buttons on this keyboard are pretty tiny and would making gaming a pain in the hiney. I could just easy connect my Wii Remote to this phone using Bluetooth.
Before I go, I mentioned my workarounds for the "Menu" and "Home" commands but Not "Back". Look at picture 3. Do you see that lighted area in the corner? When the full screen cover is on, just placing my finger over that light would execute the "Back" command. In my case I need to place my finger not over that light but in the corner where the touch cable was cut to attempt the "Back" command. it works 75 percent of the time.
For now I'll continue to use Android the way I am but as soon as I can get the money, I will be getting the following items...
- a cover for this phone
- a new touch panel
- of course, if there are any willing people out here who would like to donate these items, I wouldn't mind creating a new post, documenting my experience repairing the touch panel. :) *wink wink*
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If you don't know, there is a new Nintendo DS system on the horizon! The "Nintendo 3DS", a new portable game console will feature glasses-less 3D gaming, multimedia features and high resolution graphics rivaling current generation home consoles I'm going to let the videos do the "talking". If you just want to most pertinent information feel free to only watch the first two videos. The third video features the full U.S. Nintendo 3DS event. Have fun!
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Tour
Nintendo 3DS Price and Date Announcement
FULL U.S. Region Nintendo 3DS Event
Now with the blog back in circulation I do want to do some neat things soon. First I'm planning to revamp my Justin.TV page and will be posting gameplay streams soon. I did a quick test of the Justin.TV app on my Android device and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised at the performance. Secondly I will be revamping my Youtube page. It's time for me to do a few commentaries, say some things that people are just too afraid to say. Frankly, as much as I love the gaming industry, there are a lot of things that make me want to pull my dreads out.
All of that aside. I really want to do a better job of keeping this blog up. Hopefully those of you following me will continue to stick with me. Also, thank you to those of you who are reading my blog. I appreciate your viewer-ship. OK I'm done talking. -Duces!
It's finally 2011 and unlike last year I find myself wondering where are the games? Last year, when it came to the Wii's lineup, there was at least one major game every month. This year I'm finding it hard pressed to even think of a game for the next few months. After a few moments of searching hard, I found the following games and videos
Mario Sports Mix
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Last Story
Special Note: If this game does not make it state side, I will riot, and cry and bawl for a long time. -well, at least until a translation group releases a translation patch ;)
I'm not sure what the deal is with this game. Last time I checked, the Wii version was slated for released in October of this year. I'm not sure if this game will ever see the light of day considering that High Voltage Studios is also working on a XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 version but who knows.
... right there, we have at the least five really good games to look forward to. I'm sure there will be other surprises this year. Only time will tell. For now, let's enjoy all of the great Wii games we have now. :)