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News update

July 29, 2008

So I’ve disappeared from the site, and I’m terribly sorry, but here’s some of the news we missed…

  • Animal Crossing: City Folk- coming to Wii, with the new Wii Speak, a community microphone (not a headset)
  • GTA to hit the DS
  • Last night, rumors had arisen about the cancellation of Ghostbusters, but Seirra entertainment came out said it wasn’t so no worries there.

Well That’s it for now homedawgies.

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The Nintendo Channel is now downloadable.

May 7, 2008

So that explains why I was awoken by a pulsating blue glow this morning, which I chose to ignore and gain more sleep.

The following DS demos are availiable for download now…

Brain Age 2
Flash Focus
Crosswords DS
Jam Sessions
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends
Disney Friends
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

Rock Band Track Pack Vol.1 coming to Wii

May 5, 2008

It looks like EA has decided to help out Wii owners since we kinda got jipped on the online features for Rock Band Wii.  By giving us some of the downloadable content already out for the 360.

Cambridge, MA – May 5, 2008 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of MTV Networks, which is a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans to release Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 for the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The 20-Track Pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Boston, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and All American Rejects. The Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 will be available on July 15th, 2008 for a MSRP of $29.99. Complete details are as follows:

Release date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tracks:

30 Seconds to Mars The Kill
All American Rejects Move Along
Blink – 182 All the Small Things
Boston More Than a Feeling
David Bowie Moonage Daydream
Faith No More We Care A Lot
Grateful Dead Truckin’
The Hives Die, All Right!
KISS Calling Dr. Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme’ Three Steps
Nine Inch Nails March of the Pigs
Oasis Live Forever
Paramore Crushcrushcrush
The Police Synchronicity II
Queens of the Stone Age Little Sister
Ramones Teenage Lobotomy
Smashing Pumpkins Siva
Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song
Weezer Buddy Holly
Wolfmother Joker & the Thief

 

 

**All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings**
** All tracks are available as DLC on competing platforms** 

Price: $29.99 MSRP

Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards this year including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.

Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

Rock Band will be available for the Wii starting June 22, 2008. Rock Band is currently available on the PLAYSTATION®2 computer entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit http://www.rockband.com and http://www.harmonixmusic.com.

IGN Reviews Mario Kart Wii

April 20, 2008

8.5!

Full article and video here

Time to update your Wiis

March 24, 2008

If you haven’t gotten the message from Nintendo by now, it’s time to update your Wii Shop Channel so you can get WiiWare games later on.

Rock Band: Officially Announced, but unfortunatly not as good.

March 24, 2008

Here’s some tidbits from Go Nintendo

– Bonus songs will be announced at a later date
– no character creation
– no Mii support
– no support for GHIII guitar
– Instruments don’t need to be connected to Wwiimotes
– ship with USB hub
– DPL II, 480p

The Official Announcement comes from IGN.  Where they’ve stated that the game will come out on June 22, with a set package with the game, a set of drums, a microphone and wireless guitar, for about $169.99.  The game will have 63 songs and 5 bonus tracks.  BUT the game will lack both online play and the ability to download songs. 

Now, I’m really glad that we finally have Rock Band, but there are a lot of set backs.  Correct me if I’m wrong but I think that the PS2 version at least had online, even Guitar Hero 3 did.  But hopefully we’ll see improvements in future Rock Band titles on the wii.

Mario Kart Battle Courses Revealed

March 24, 2008

5 new stages: Block Plaza ~ Delfino Pier ~ Funky Stadium ~ Chain Chomp Wheel ~ Thwomp Desert.

5 retro stages: Battle Course 4 {Super Mario Kart} ~ Battle Course 3 {Mario Kart Super Circuit} ~ Skyscraper {Mario Kart 64} ~ Cookie Land {Mario Kart Double Dash} ~ Twilight House {Mario Kart DS}.

Yes! you put Skyscraper back and I’m a very happy man.

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Mario Kart Wii Dated in the US

March 12, 2008

Who’s excited for APRIL 27TH?  I know I am.  Official Press Release Below…

NINTENDO SPEEDS INTO SPRING WITH MARIO KART WII

Hotly Anticipated Racing Game Includes Innovative Wii Wheel

REDMOND, Wash., March 12, 2008 – This year, the typical signs of spring will be accompanied by the sweet sound of revving engines and the sight of lightning-fast shells whizzing around every corner. Mario Kart® Wii is zooming toward its launch in the United States on April 27. The game comes with the intuitive Wii Wheel™, which makes it easy for novices to compete against veterans, so no one is left in the dust. And with a broadband hookup to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, players can compete with up to 11 other drivers from around the world for racing dominance.

Mario Kart Wii transforms one of our most popular franchises into a race that every member of the family can join,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Driving with the Wii Wheel could not be more natural, and this is one place where speeding is encouraged.”

Mario Kart Wii will include 16 new courses and 16 classic courses from previous Mario Kart games. For the first time ever, players have the option of racing with either karts or motorbikes. Players can also hit the road as their personalized Mii™ caricatures in addition to the handful of classic Nintendo characters found in the game. True to the series, the game features tons of racing, plenty of power-ups and oodles of objects for players to use to slow down other drivers. And 10 battle arenas will keep players busy between trips around the circuit.

The easy-to-use Wii Wheel will also be sold as a separate accessory, giving every driver in the household a chance to get behind his or her own wheel. And if veteran Mario Kart fans are afraid of getting smoked by rookie drivers using the Wii Wheel, they can rest assured that Nintendo has them covered. Mario Kart Wii supports four different control options: Wii Remote™ with or without the Wii Wheel, Wii Remote and Nunchuk™ controller combo, Classic Controller and even the Nintendo GameCube™ controller. So there’s bound to be a configuration that fits everyone’s style.

Mario Kart Wii launches with a new channel added to the Wii Menu to enhance game play: The Mario Kart Wii Channel. This new channel builds on the huge online community of Wii owners and lets players compete in tournaments, check worldwide rankings, see when their friends are playing and download ghost data.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com. For more information about Mario Kart Wii, visit MarioKart.com.

IGN Reviews Brawl

March 4, 2008

9.5!!!

Text Review Here

Mario Kart Wii to contain text chat.

February 27, 2008

Well, to some degree.  While the game has Text chat, it’s pre-written text, no custom messages.  Just thought I’d throw that out there.Source