Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cheap games great service


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long time no post, but I have just found a great site for getting games cheaply with reliable service.
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Monday, August 06, 2007

Great nintendo t-shirts

Just thought I would share this great site with you

nintendo t-shirts

I have got a few t-shirts of theres and looking to get some more, loving the family tree one, make sure you pay them a visit at NerdyShirts.com

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ding Dong the blog is gone

With life, Wii, school, Wii, Work, Wii and a love life to maintain I havent been able to update the site in almost a month now and that is why I am having to close it down, i proberly wont delete it, but dont expect updates.
Sayanara and long live the Wii

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

No midnight launch for me ;(

The HMV I preorderd my wii at is not doing a midnight launch as they arnt getting enough wii to for fill there pre-orders, however i am first inline, although i cant get there till after college and then i have 2 work for 3 hours till 8, but from there on in im playing through the night with my blue glow stick and red bulls lol enjoy your wii if you already have one and get one if you havent.

Friday, December 01, 2006

wii a success

600,000 First-Week Purchases Attracting Veteran and New Gamers



Built on a foundation of pure fun, Nintendo's new Wii video game system sold through to more than 600,000 consumers in the Americas in just its first eight days of availability. That's a rate of nearly one per second continuously since the Nov. 19 launch. Including just first-party software and accessory sales, Wii instantly has become a $190 million business in the Americas. During the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend, there was plenty of conversation across the nation about the high demand for the Wii system, with the acknowledgment that if you see one, you'd better buy it. "Even with sales already in excess of 600,000 units, demand continues to exceed supply, as it's clear this is one of the 'gotta-have' products for the holiday season," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "We've shipped retailers several times the amount of hardware the other company was able to deliver for its launch around the same time - and we still sold out. Given the inclusive nature of Wii game play, we're seeing this new form of video gaming is already a huge hit with gamers and newcomers alike. It continues to be a phenomenal launch." The system also is succeeding in its stated mission of reinvigorating current players, while attracting new ones. Every Wii system includes the five-game Wii Sports software, which is the talk of the Internet, featuring countless reports on how previously devout non-gamers have suddenly been converted via the amazing new way games are experienced using the system's remarkable controller. At the same time, the masterful The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a favorite of avid gamers, already has achieved sales of more than 454,000 units in the Americas, representing more than 75 percent of all hardware purchasers. Licensees, pleased not only with the sales performance of the Wii, but also its creative development capabilities, are publicly sharing their comments: "Madden NFL 07 is a great example of how the Wii gives players a whole new experience on their favorite games," says EA Studio President Paul Lee. "EA's creative teams are working to build more Wii features into some of our most popular franchises." "The creativity we've been able to unleash on the Wii system with our game Red Steel has been eye-opening for our development teams," explains Ubisoft President Laurent Detoc. "Having the opportunity to design and develop entirely new game-play experiences using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk is both exciting and rewarding." Classic games also are proving to be a hit on Wii, which offers downloadable access to 20 years of the best of Nintendo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 hits via the system's Virtual Console feature.

wii a success

600,000 First-Week Purchases Attracting Veteran and New Gamers



Built on a foundation of pure fun, Nintendo's new Wii video game system sold through to more than 600,000 consumers in the Americas in just its first eight days of availability. That's a rate of nearly one per second continuously since the Nov. 19 launch. Including just first-party software and accessory sales, Wii instantly has become a $190 million business in the Americas. During the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend, there was plenty of conversation across the nation about the high demand for the Wii system, with the acknowledgment that if you see one, you'd better buy it. "Even with sales already in excess of 600,000 units, demand continues to exceed supply, as it's clear this is one of the 'gotta-have' products for the holiday season," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "We've shipped retailers several times the amount of hardware the other company was able to deliver for its launch around the same time - and we still sold out. Given the inclusive nature of Wii game play, we're seeing this new form of video gaming is already a huge hit with gamers and newcomers alike. It continues to be a phenomenal launch." The system also is succeeding in its stated mission of reinvigorating current players, while attracting new ones. Every Wii system includes the five-game Wii Sports software, which is the talk of the Internet, featuring countless reports on how previously devout non-gamers have suddenly been converted via the amazing new way games are experienced using the system's remarkable controller. At the same time, the masterful The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a favorite of avid gamers, already has achieved sales of more than 454,000 units in the Americas, representing more than 75 percent of all hardware purchasers. Licensees, pleased not only with the sales performance of the Wii, but also its creative development capabilities, are publicly sharing their comments: "Madden NFL 07 is a great example of how the Wii gives players a whole new experience on their favorite games," says EA Studio President Paul Lee. "EA's creative teams are working to build more Wii features into some of our most popular franchises." "The creativity we've been able to unleash on the Wii system with our game Red Steel has been eye-opening for our development teams," explains Ubisoft President Laurent Detoc. "Having the opportunity to design and develop entirely new game-play experiences using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk is both exciting and rewarding." Classic games also are proving to be a hit on Wii, which offers downloadable access to 20 years of the best of Nintendo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 hits via the system's Virtual Console feature.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Link statue in gamestation

Awsome link statue I saw when I went to play the Wii in gamestation, I want it so bad.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

new forum affiliation

I have got together with some other people and have joined up with a new forum, check it out, should be great, sorry about the lack of posting over the last week, but things have come up, anyway on thursday im heading to the bullring to spend about 8 hours withthe wii, so expect impressions on friday of all the games there.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Tons of Twilight princess info from different preveiws *SPOILERS*

codename revolution have gathered together info from all the twilight princess previews from the recent event, be warned spoilers follow:

Advanced Media Network
  • Game takes place 100 years after the events of Ocarina of Time.
  • When you catch a fish you can hand it over to the local shop owner’s cat in return for a bottle so you can store a health potion.
  • Gamers will draw similarities between both Forest Temples from OoT and TP although this new Zelda is much prettier and features new gameplay elements etc.
  • You won’t have full 3D camera control as you did in Wind Waker.
  • Controls take time to get used to, about 30 minutes was enough.

GameDaily

  • As Wolf Link you can speak to the chicken that you may have “terrorized” when you were regular Link.
  • Howling is important as music/tunes was in Wind Waker. It’s based on the pitch of the howl.
  • Midna is the best character to come out of Nintendo in years says GameDaily.

Game Informer

  • According to Game Informer the game takes place “several hundred years” after the end of OoT.
  • It took four hours to reach the first dungeon and that was rushed through, meaning not as much exploring, talking to villagers, rupees digging and looking for secrets was done.
  • The graphics in the game is what would max out the Gamecube’s capabilities, but the Wii in general is still “ways off”.
  • You can expect multiple swords, shields and tunics in the game.
GoNintendo
  • You end up near a giant wall of Twilight (as seen in the trailer) where a massive hand takes Link into the Twilight Realm.
  • Zelda can tell that the wolf is the hero with the look of his eyes.
  • You must collect “tears” (from the insect-like creatures in the realm) in order to break the wall of Twilight so you can turn back to normal.
  • The game has a larger level of cinematic quality compared to other Zelda games.
  • Link’s expression is better than what has been seen in any other Zelda game which can be noticed from the body language and he feels ashamed, hurt, angry, upset etc.
  • Midna is a character you’ll love to hate and the level of interaction between Midna and Link is huge that Midna even treats Link as her slave.
  • Character development in the game is bigger than past Zelda games in the sense that you get to know more about the people in your town like what they do, about their families etc.
  • One of the speaker’s cue’s are “Zelda discovery” noise, unfortunately the quality isn’t the greatest.
  • Controlling Link’s sword attacks is just “too much fun” and worked 100% of the time.
  • Wii version is the definitive version.

Kotaku

  • Graphics are like a high end Gamecube title with enhanced shaders although in the Twilight Realm it has a cleaner edge.
  • Controls are not horrible and not stellar and Wolf attacking is the only major disappointment in battle.
  • Wolf Link has the ability to howl, a real-time music interactive where you control the pitch.
  • Fishing might be the most natural use of the Wii-mote in the whole game.
  • Game doesn’t utilize motion as well as games built for the Wii from the ground up.
Gamespy
  • When you restore power back to Ordona, she restores you back to regular Link but this time you’ll be wearing the famous traditional green tunic for the very first time.
  • First dungeon starts after three or four hours of gameplay.
  • The Wind Boomerang allows for “small tornado-like funnels of air” attacks.
  • The first dungeon also featured bomb-flowers to flesh-eating plants.
  • Name of the first dungeon boss is Diababa.
  • After defeating Diababa you get the Gale Boomerang.
  • Midna collects a “floating object” which is a piece of “fused shadow” after the first dungeon boss and you’ll need to collect the next two in the second and third dungeons.
  • Gamespy says the Wii controls worked while the “iffy” part of Zelda is that the game might be too long for some gamers.

Gamespot

  • Gamespot is still not sure about the new control scheme but they are “leaning” towards being cool with it.
  • Midna is more about her own “agenda” and is “kind of a punk”. She also has some kind of a relationship with Zelda and she knows more than she’s really telling Link.
  • Link’s “birthmark” is important as it is Tri-Force shaped on the top of his right hand and goes all funny when you enter the Twilight Realm as you shape into a wolf.
  • A friendly “bird-like” creature (as seen in the trailers) helps you to port you out of dungeons and she has a son who is part of one of the dungeons.
Ign
  • We can really look foward to at least a minimum of a 50-plus-hour adventure with Twilight Princess although Nintendo claims 70+ hours. Still it’ll keep you busy through the holidays and beyond.
  • All the whining and complaining about not getting the Wii version is “all crap” says Matt. Matt says that Nintendo should have scrapped the GCN version altogether.
  • Nobody complained about arms getting tired, nobody felt the continuity of the game universe and nobody complained about Link being a right-hander.
  • The “gift” that has to be sent to Hyrule is the handmade Ordon Sword and Shield.
1UP
  • Zelda takes 70+ hours long to finish the game with nine dungeons in all
  • Seven special sword techniques learned from the “ghosts” of Hyrulean warriors
  • As a Wolf you can speak to animals and sense spirits
  • Beginning Story: Kids chase a monkey through the forest, Link takes a wooden sword after them…adventure continues till goblins burst into the village…the story goes on from Link’s capture as a wolf to meeting Midna in the Twilight Realm…Twilight Princess is Zelda who speaks about the Twilight King invading the castle and Zelda had to make a choice to surrender and allow the citizens to live on as spirits or die, Link is unique because instead of becoming a spirit he became a wolf
  • Forest Story: Link comes back from the Twilight Realm but as a wolf but finds himself being blamed for by the townsfolk for the missing children, Midna tells Link that he must find a sword and shield, later Link meets Ordona (a forest spirit) at the healing spring and makes a deal that in order to turn back into regular Link, he has to track down the twilight monsters who stole her power…Link goes back to the Twilight Realm to find insect-like creatures…after gaining enough of the spirit’s power Ordona recovers Link back to regular form…(the first dungeon hasn’t even started)…Link enters the Forest Temple…you defeat a monkey king to get a Wind boomerang…Link has to rescue all the monkeys and once he does, they help him to the boss’s room where the Deku-parasite (the first dungeon boss who is three-headed) awaits (use boomerang to defeat him).
  • Visual design is far more beautiful than just about anything else out there
  • Twilight Princess feels like a polished, expanded, refined and perfected OoT

Friday, November 03, 2006

New super smash bros vid

Thursday, November 02, 2006

twilight princess email from nintendo.co.uk

2 drooling twilight princess vids

the first is theintroduction to the game, but the second is a trailer whith spoilers hehe

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

European launch games

pick what you want launch day from this list;

Available on launch day:

The Legend of Zelda : Twilight Princess
Wii Play (including Wii Remote)
Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam(Activision)
Madden NFL 07 (EA)
Need For Speed: Carbon (EA)
Happy Feet (Midway Games)
Rampage: Total Destruction (Midway Games)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Sega)
Gottlieb Pinball Classics (System 3)
Super Fruit Fall (System 3)
Cars (THQ)
Barnyard (THQ)
Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (THQ)
Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
Far Cry Vengeance (Ubisoft)
GT Pro Series (Ubisoft)
Monster 4x4 World Circuit (Ubisoft)
Open Season (Ubisoft)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft)
Red Steel (Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent (Ubisoft)

Releasing before the end of December:

Impossible Mission (System 3)
Leaderboard Golf (System 3)
Tennis Masters (System 3)


And virtual console games are;

NES
Baseball
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Hockey
Mario Bros.
Pinball
Soccer
Solomon's Key (Tecmo)
Tennis
The Legend of Zelda
Urban Champion
Wario's Woods

SNES
Donkey Kong Country
F-Zero
SimCity

N64
Super Mario 64

SEGA MEGA DRIVE
Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Columns
Gunstar Heroes
Ecco the Dolphin
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
Ristar
Dr. Robotonik's Mean Bean Machine

Turbografx (PC Engine)
Bonk's Adventure
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
Bomberman '93
Dungeon Explorer

Thursday, October 26, 2006

zelda scans show the "twilight spirit"

zelda scans 2
zelda scans 1

wii uk tour dates

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wii tour dates

I will personally be trying to get to the Birmingham University, Bullring and posibly the golf event at the NEC, expect pictures and impressions from all the events I attend.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sony has killed Lik-Sang

Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due to multiple legal actions brought against it by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony claimed that Lik-Sang infringed its trade marks, copyright and registered design rights by selling Sony PSP consoles from Asia to European customers, and have recently obtained a judgment in the High Court of London (England) rendering Lik-Sang's sales of PSP consoles unlawful.

As of today, Lik-Sang.com will not be in the position to accept any new orders and will cancel and refund all existing orders that have already been placed. Furthermore, Lik-Sang is working closely with banks and PayPal to refund any store credits held by the company, and the customer support department is taking care of any open transactions such as pending RMAs or repairs and shipping related matters. The staff of Lik-Sang will make sure that nobody will get hurt in the crossfire of this ordeal.

A Sony spokesperson declined to comment directly on the lawsuit against Lik-Sang, but recently went on to tell Gamesindustry.biz that "ultimately, we're trying to protect consumers from being sold hardware that does not conform to strict EU or UK consumer safety standards, due to voltage supply differences et cetera; is not - in PS3's case - backwards compatible with either PS1 or PS2 software; will not play European Blu-Ray movies or DVDs; and will not be covered by warranty".

Lik Sang strongly disagrees with Sony's opinion that their customers need this kind of protection and pointed out that PSP consoles shipped from Lik-Sang contained genuine Sony 100V-240V AC Adapters that carry CE and other safety marks and are compatible world wide. All PSP consoles were in conformity with all EU and UK consumer safety regulations.

Furthermore, Sony have failed to disclose to the London High Court that not only the world wide gaming community in more than 100 countries relied on Lik-Sang for their gaming needs, but also Sony Europe's very own top directors repeatedly got their Sony PSP hard or software imports in nicely packed Lik-Sang parcels with free Lik-Sang Mugs or Lik-Sang Badge Holders, starting just two days after Japan's official release, as early as 14th of December 2004 (more than nine months earlier than the legal action). The list of PSP related Sony Europe orders reads like the who's who of the videogames industry, and includes Ray Maguire (Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Alan Duncan (UK Marketing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Chris Sorrell (Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Rob Parkin (Development Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited), just to name a few.

"Today is Sony Europe victory about PSP, tomorrow is Sony Europe’s ongoing pressure about PlayStation 3. With this precedent set, next week could already be the stage for complaints from Sony America about the same thing, or from other console manufacturers about other consoles to other regions, or even from any publisher about any specific software title to any country they don’t see fit. It’s the beginning of the end... of the World as we know it", stated Pascal Clarysse, formerly known as the Marketing Manager of Lik-Sang.com.

"Blame it on Sony. That's the latest dark spot in their shameful track record as gaming industry leader. The Empire finally 'won', few dominating retailers from the UK probably will rejoice the news, but everybody else in the gaming world lost something today."

Looks like Sony continues its run of great PR. It's a shame since Lik-Sang was a great site to order imports from and will be sadly missed. Good luck to all the staff in finding new jobs.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Wii invades ign uk

DS Browser Review

Well since I've had a couple of days to play around with it here is my review of the Nintendo DS Browser.



























The memory expansion (10mb) and the expander you get with it to make it fit in the packaging.














How the memory expansion shows up (click image for better view)

Pros
One of the main reasons I brought this browser was because I didn't want to have to wait for my computer to start up if I wanted to quickly check something like my email or look something up on dictionary.com or wikipedia. In this respect the browser does its job as it is very quick to start up and connect to my network. Related to that fact is that you can log into web based email like gmail, yahoo and hotmail and they all work fine.

You can also control who has access to the browser by setting a password that must be entered before you can use the browser. This could be useful if you have young children and want to control when they can use it.














No password no access to the browser

The interface for the browser is good and takes hardly anytime to get used to. It has a simple layout but can sometimes take a while to respond if you are loading a page. The choice between SSR and overview are nice with SSR being suited to text heavy pages while overview is suited to image heavy pages.














Virtual keyboard














Controls along the bottom from left to right:

Back, Forward, Stop/reload, History, URL, Bookmark, Search, Settings, Help, Switch display mode, Images on/off, zoom, swap screens (overview mode)/top to bottom of page (SSR mode)














Handwriting Area














Nintendo UK site is Overview mode














Nintendo UK site in SSR Mode

Cons

First off there is a lot of things the browser doesn't support, this shouldn't be a surprise considering overal it has 100Mhz processor and 14mb of RAM to work with. The list of things is:

  • flash (that means no Youtube)
  • movie files
  • sound files
  • pdf files (if you make them appear in a google search it can read them as html)
  • java (so no online games like runescape)
  • downloading of files

There is also some stuff it doesn't support like digging stories on digg and google rss reader and calender don't seem to work.

There is also quite a few things they could of done to make the user experince better:

  • allow copying and pasting
  • let the user view any picture on a website by itself (for example if firefox you right click and view image)
  • allow tabs (ok this might not be possible with the RAM aviable but it still would of been nice)
  • save the cookies when the machine turns off so you don't have to keep signing back in
  • allow the user to set the homepage (you can say what links you want on it but you can't tell it to automatically load google.com for example)
Speed

The time is from me pressing the enter button to the browser reporting it had finished loading. For each test I loaded the homepage of each site and didn't try and do anything while it was loading. Times are in minutes:seconds.

Sites Pictures No Pics
amazon.co.uk 01:36 00:19
apple.com 00:31 00:21
cnet.com 02:09 02:10
digg.com 01:49 01:11
engadget.com 01:58 01:02
gamespot.com 06:58 05:17
gexnintendo.blogspot.com 01:52 00:47
gonintendo.com 01:20 00:46
google.com 00:04 00:03
joystiq.com 02:24 01:11
myspace.com 00:57 00:31
nintendo.com 01:20 00:36
nintendo.co.uk 01:04 00:53
penny-arcade.com 01:08 00:17
wikipedia.com 00:56 00:46
yahoo.com 01:28 01:07

Overall

If your using the browser for simple things like checking email and looking things up on wikipedia then it works fine just dont expect it to be anywhere near as fast as your computer. Overal for the current price of £30 (if your looking to import check out lik-sang) I'm not sure its worth it considering how few things are supported and how slow it is. Heres hoping the Wii version is better.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

hilarious wiind waker

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Questions about the DS Browser

Since I have now got a DS Browser is there any questions your want to ask or any sites you want me to time to see how long it takes to load? If so leave comments and I'll include them in my review which should be up over the weekend.