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July 6, 2008

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t been updating much, I haven’t been the most attentive to the gaming scene lately.   Anyway from today I’m gone until the 22nd, so it looks like I’ll miss E3 coverage this year.  Sorry.  I’ll be back in like 2 weeks or so.

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This Week’s VC/Wiiware update

May 26, 2008

You may recall a year ago when Danny and I disappeared to goto the global finals for Destination Imagination, where that’s where we were a this past weekend, and on a side note, this means DK NEWS AND REVIEWS IS OFFICIALLY ONE YEAR OLD!

 

This week’s Wii-kly Update pretty much covers the full spectrum. Maybe you’ll want to blast away with an arsenal of old-school weapons. But then again, three-day weekends are a good time to relax. So maybe you’ll take a wild road trip or settle in for some table tennis. And if you overdo it, we have a physician standing by.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

WiiWare™

Dr. Mario® Online Rx (Nintendo, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): The doctor is in! Mario™ takes a break from his adventuring ways and once again dons his stethoscope for a new generation of germ-battling mayhem. In addition to the classic mode of using vitamins to exterminate viruses, you’ll find two battle modes and an online multiplayer mode where you can hone your skills against players from around the world. Feel like challenging a friend who doesn’t have Dr. Mario Online Rx? Then the WiiWare-exclusive Friend Battle Demo is just what the doctor ordered. Or maybe you’d like some help taking on those nasty viruses? Try out Virus Buster, where four players can simultaneously move capsules simply by pointing at them with a Wii Remote™ controller. Any way you look at it, Dr. Mario Online Rx is a prescription for fun that everyone can enjoy.

Family Table Tennis (Aksys Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): It’s time for some good old family fun, and what’s more fun than table tennis? Just like a real family, choose your character from a cast of four, which includes Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy. There are four table tennis-tastic stages where it doesn’t matter if you’re an indoors or outdoors table-tennis player. Pick your poison from a gymnasium, a forest park, a beach or even an amusement park. Choose from Single or Versus mode, or select a minigame to play. In Versus mode, you and a friend can play against each other to see who is the better table-tennis player. And if Single and Versus modes aren’t enough, select between three minigames, which include Target Table Tennis, Thrilling Table Tennis and Matching Table Tennis. The appealing cell-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the super-fun game play, will have you and your family playing from morning till night. Get your paddles ready.

Virtual Console™

City Connection™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, Tobacco Reference, 500 Wii Points): Based on the arcade hit, a young man born in California sets out to tour famous sites and cities around the world. As he drives the highways surrounding these locations, the road is painted white as proof of his visit. Only once all sections of the road have been painted will he move on to the next location in his world tour. Not surprisingly, the local police will chase the driver and do their best to stop him from completing his goal. In addition, cats roam the highways and spikes lie in wait for unsuspecting drivers. To combat these dangers, the driver’s customized car can jump, fire cans of oil and collect balloons to warp to a new stage. It’s the ultimate road trip.

Metal Slug (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen – Blood, Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1996 by SNK, Metal Slug is a side-scrolling military-action game. Players control Marco and Tarma, both members of the special-ops force Team Peregrine Falcon (commonly known as Team PF), and battle their way through stage after stage of intense action. The goal is to try to overthrow General Morden and win back the stolen weapon, the Metal Slug. Players must blast through waves of enemies and machines (while also jumping over any obstacles in the way) to advance through the stages. It’s not as hopeless as it might sound, though—weapons such as heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and flamethrowers, as well as the Metal Slug itself (which appears frequently in the game), will make the battle easier. Take on General Morden with a friend to lighten your load and ramp up the excitement even more.

 

 

I’m Back

March 24, 2008

Sorry, I went off to NY and completly forgot to say anything until I was on the train, and due to a lack of laptop I couldn’t.  So in the next 2 days I’ll slowly be updating us all on the news.

Our Super Smash Bros Brawl Review

March 19, 2008

It’s here, and it’s awesome…

I’d like to formally welcome Brad Rosen, and Travis Koontz to the DK News And Reviews crew.

GoNintendo’s NES-MST3K

March 10, 2008

Here it is, just as I promissed.

Tomorrow morning…

March 8, 2008

A trip will be made, to my local Wal-Mart, in the course of this trip on of the most highly anticipated Wii games will be bought.  This game I speak of is none other than Smash Bros Brawl.  Don’t expect a review to come out tomorrow, but do expect that Danny and I have some good plans for this one. 

But on a more personal note… Happy New Year!

December 31, 2007

That’s right as of Midnight tonight it will be 2008!  Any neat resolutions from you guys?  I have a few plans/resolutions for ’08 so check out my list below…

  1. Post more news.  I want to make a habit of posting more than the VC and Smash Bros updates with one or two stories in between.
  2. More Reviews.  We’re always trying our best with this one, but once again that depends on our schedules and the game release schedule.
  3. Get a Podcast going.  Danny and I have already recruited a new member for podcasting, that sets us at 3 people, once we recruit some more expect a podcast!
  4. And Last but not least, possibly get our own domain name.  This isn’t a big requirement, but I figure now that I have a job I should be able to get afford our own site domain, free of “.wordpress.com”  but we’ll see what happens.

YAY!

Oh, and why not Chat up the new year in our forums!

Holiday Banner

December 24, 2007

There it is.  I hope you guys like it,  Oh and just so you know it says DK News And Reviews at the bottom, it got cute off a little. 

In other news the two Galaxy items can be found at your local Gamestop.  Yay!

But on a more personal note… Uploading the Galaxy Review

December 8, 2007

I’m trying guys, I really am.  My first attempts began on Wednesday but my file was 17.3 MBs over the limit.  So I fixed that problem ( and with out having to cut aspects of the video (I just made the size smaller, but it’s still supposed to work on Youtube at that size).  And now, I can’t make it past the part on the upload page where it says “connecting” (on both MSN and IE, and I have no alternative browsers.  ARGG!)  So long story short, I’m stuck at the moment but I promise it will be up eventually… And as of 10:50 tonight it looks like YouTube’s down entirely.  Well 11:18 at night and Youtube’s still down,  I’m going to use this time to get some rest and try again tomorrow.  Well I tryed once more before closing out of the internet, and Youtube was back up, so I decided to try uploading again and if it hadn’t gone past “connecting” in five minute I’d stop and try again tomorrow.  Well 5 minutes have passed and it’s still connecting.  I think the problem may be my computer, but I’ll try again tomorrow and if I still have no luck I’ll give Danny the file and see if he can get it uploaded.

A side note to those who think they can get away with leaving highly negative comments questioning our knowledge on YouTube, be forewarned that not only does that get your comment a thumbs down, but I am in no way afraid to defend ourselves.

I didn’t want to leave this weekend’s “But on a more personal note…” on a downside, so…

HAPPY HANNUKAH TO OUR JEWISH FRIENDS!!!

Gerstmann may not have been fired for the review after all

December 5, 2007

Check out this report from Gamespot.  And if you listen to the podcast they’re pretty sincere about what happend.  And it looks like it was all a big misunderstanding, and the whole incident was just poorly handled.  So it looks like until some one can prove otherwise the whole Gamespot ban is lifted.  Sorry for the mix up.

Also, the Super Mario Galaxy review WILL be up this weekend, it would have been up today but I aparently need to shave off a few MBs.  So once again sorry for the delay.