Archive for February, 2007

NexGen Wars.com

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

NexGenWars.com is a site that updates the number of consoles sold for each of the nextgen consoles. How accurate it is I am uncertain, but its better than nothing and they have some cool images that you can add to your site or forum, myspace, etc for those fanboys out there.

Below are the images and the number of consoles sold is on them.

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Here is what NexGenWars.com have to say about their site:

The next generation of gaming is upon us, and the console wars have begun. NexGen Wars.com has spent countless hours researching sales facts from dozens of sources to track the worldwide sales of the consoles and monitor the next generation of console wars between the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Sony Playstation 3, and the Nintendo Wii. Remember, these numbers are only estimates, but they are constantly monitored and updated to assure the closest estimates possible for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii.

They claim elsewhere on their site that they are updated once every minute.

Poo Remote

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I was busy getting along with some work when I looked across at my Wii remote thinking id much rather be playing Wii right now, when I noticed that the FFCD ID was POO-WC45. Lol I thought to myself, how funny is that, that the Wii remote or should I say Poo remote has Poo written on it. What will parents think knowing that their children are playing with Wii and stiring it with Poo (refering to the motion sensing 🙂 )

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Now we can get ready for a wave of childish jokes, that are going to spread through the internet.

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars Demo Out

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

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CnC3:Tiberium Wars has just released a demo. I can still remember back in the day playing CnC: Tiberium Sun, lanning with mates and playing ‘Prison Wars’ which if can still be played in CnC3 I will go into at a later point in time.

I won’t ramble on so here is a link to where you can download Command & Conquer 3:Tiberium Wars. (1.2GB)

Wii Ranking System Idea Updated

Monday, February 26th, 2007

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A while ago I wrote a post about my Wii Ranking System Idea and thought that I would recap and update it.

I still think that the Wii could really use some kind of ranking system, where high scores or perhaps achievements are ranked globally. This would help to incite more competitve play on the Wii and enhance the community.

The Wii ranking system could use the following ideas I have thought of:

  • A channel for high scores making it easy for them to be viewed.
  • Scores are ranked to the Mii that you have created or your Wii friend code/some other method of identification.
  • Notification of high scores/rank you have can be sent to your Wii message board.
  • If you are in the top ten or number one in a certain game and fall a place you are notified so you can take that high score back.

The Wii ranking system could work for a variety of Wii games where it is possible to get a huge score like Table Tennis rallies in Wii Play or perhaps in a few selected games in WiiSports. I am sure that in the future alot more games for the Wii will come out where you can achieve high scores and a ranking system that is built into the Wii as a channel would be a very neat thing indeed.

Got some of your own ideas for a Wii ranking system, leave a comment.

Gamerzines: HGZine launches

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

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Gamerzines just had the launch of their latest gamerzine. HGZine which is a handheld gamerzine covering the latest news, previews, reviews and interviews about the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, along with other mobile gaming platforms. HGZine is in the format that we have begun to love, of lovely graphics, interactive media such as videos, quizzes and annotated images which have all been put together into a neat layout and published as a PDF, free for you to download and read anywhere.

HGZine just like 360Zine and PCGZine is written by professional game journalists and are available for you to download for free from the gamerzines website. But its not just the fantastic authors that make Gamerzines what it is but also the interactive content that is found within the magazines, bringing content to you that is not normally available in a print magazine.

�As an avid handheld gamer myself, it’s great fun to edit a magazine dedicated to DS, PSP and mobile games. They’re usually herded to the back of multiformat print mags and never given the attention they deserve – it’s time to redress the balance. ,� says HGZine Editor, Keith Stuart. �With HGzine, we can offer the editorial values and beautiful, readable design of a print publication, with the immediacy of online. It’s absolutely the best of both worlds.�

Find out whats in the launch issue of HGZine after the break.

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Paper Link:Wolf

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007


After stumbling apon the Ice Sculpture of Link I later found Ninjatoes The Legend of Zelda paper models, where there is a collection of rather high quaility paper models for characters from The Legend of Zelda and a few other games. On Ninjatoes site you can find a wide variety of paper models, where you can just download the required files for the images and the instructions. The quaility from the images of his paper wolf Link appear to be very high, and well worth your time in making one.

Check out Ninjatoes site and get your scissors and glue out ready.

[Via Wiifanboy]

Ice Sculpture Of Link

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

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An ice sculpture has managed to capture Link charging off into battle, a perfect rendition of him set in ice, what a shame that it will eventually melt though. None the less an awesome sculpture of Link.

[Via TGBUS, image from TGBUS]

Gamerzines 360Zine Issue 3 Out Now

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

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The latest 360Zine (Issue 3) has just been released and just like the previous issues before it, it’s full of the latest gaming news, previews reviews and interviews for all of you Xbox 360 fans. For those of you who don’t know what Gamerzines are be sure to check their website and my Gamerzines issue 2 article and Gamerzines article.

For a quick run through Gamerzines is a free high quaility magazine for gamers discussing the latest and greatest gaming news, reviews, interviews and much much more. Published as a PDF readers only need to have a free copy of Adobe Reader and you can read the whole magazine plus get all the extra goodies of animated pictures, videos and even audio interviews as is in this issue.

“Each issue continues to push the boundaries of what is possible,” says Publishing Director, Dave Taylor. “Issue 3 contains the embedded video, the interactive quizzes and animated screenshots that had helped previous issues capture people’s imagination, but the ability to give readers not just the interview in print, but the complete audio within the magazine is fantastic.”

Find out whats in this latest issue after the break.

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Super Paper Mario: Fact Sheet

Friday, February 16th, 2007

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Super Mario Fact sheet credits to GoNintendo.com for this.

Here are a few that I thought were rather interesting to read the full fact sheet click the Via link.


* Players run through vibrant 2-D worlds, stomping on enemies and breaking blocks … then, with the press of a button, they flip into 3-D. In the third dimension, they’ll find hidden paths, battle foes and uncover secrets as they explore the previously invisible depth of the 2-D landscapes.

* When a mysterious villain kidnaps Peach and Bowser and forces them to get married, their union creates a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart. Hilarious characters, laugh-out-loud plot twists and unforgettable dimensions await as Mario™ makes his way through eight chapters, each more memorable than the last.

Game storyline: Mario and Luigi are enjoying a lazy afternoon at their house when they hear the terrible news: Princess Peach has been kidnapped! The two brothers head straight for Bowser’s castle to get her back, but Bowser is just as surprised about Peach’s kidnapping as they are. At that moment, a strange top-hatted villain warps in and abducts everyone but Mario. The mysterious villain then forces Peach and Bowser to get married, creating a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart. Only Mario can save the day … but he can’t do it alone.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: All characters have their own abilities. Mario is the only character able to travel between the dimensions and flip between 2-D and 3-D. Princess Peach’s parasol allows her to glide across gaps. Bowser’s fiery breath incinerates enemies.

Players will find Pixls hidden throughout various stages. Each Pixl gives Mario (or any of the other characters) access to a special ability. For example, one Pixl lets Mario flip sideways and become paper thin; another lets him grab enemies and hurl them.

Thats very interesting and, wow I thought that Bowser marrying Peach was just another rumour running around but here it is confirmed, rather surprising I think something that I was certianly not expecting.

[Via GoNintendo]

Wii New Channel: Everybody Votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

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A new Wii channel has snuck up upon us during the day, one that no one had expected at all. Everybody Votes is the name of the channel and basically it is a channel where Nintendo fires questions at you and you have to pick which option you prefer the most. For example ‘What is a more romantic Valentines gift? Chocolate or Roses’. Not only do you get to vote but you also get to have a choice on which way you think the poll will sway.

The channel allows you to register your Mii’s as voters, once that’s done you can vote away. The statistics of the votes are tracked to the individual Mii. To vote just simply pickup your Mii and drop him in the option you are voting for.

Could we see Nintendo coming up with poles on which games we would prefer to see come as VC games? Time will tell but I wont be to surprised if they do, for that would be a great idea of Nintendo working out which games will be more successful.

[Via Go Nintendo, image from Go Nintendo]