Another Sonic Game Comes to Wii: Sonic and the Black Knight

19 07 2008

Remember that tease from Nintendo power about that super secret Wii game? Look like it’s a brand new Sonic game for the Wii. No only are we getting Sonic Unleashed, now we’re getting Sonic and the Black Knight as well. I wonder what kind of game it will be. More news as it develops.


Mega64: E3 2009 Day 2

19 07 2008

Tecmo SPRays Footage All Over Us

19 07 2008


Tecmo’s new game SPRay is shaping up to be pretty interesting. It takes the concept of the “Pixels” from Super Paper Mario into a full 3D platformer. As you progress through the game you’ll amass a small army of these flying sidekicks that spray different liquids onto the environment. Each liquid has a different property – sticky goo, ice, etc. While the graphics need a little touching up, SPRay could be one of the most unique games on the Wii when it’s released.

New WiiCast Blogger

18 07 2008

Hey WiiCasters,

Will asked me to give a shout out to all the loyal WiiCast fans, letting YOU know I’ll be joining the team as a regular blog poster. Some of you may already know me from around the Web; I go by the name “GeekyDad” on most gaming sites and forums I frequent. I also write as a freelance reviewer / previewer for Cheat Code Central and was recently hired on by British gaming site AceGamez to write reviews for them, as well.

But my Nintendo geek-ness goes way back, and as a WiiCast fan, myself, I was eager to participate in helping to get relevant, Wii-related info out there for the community to discuss. I’ve enjoyed watching each episode of the WiiCast almost since its inception, and when the new site went up, I never left. So, I look forward to being part of this really fun endeavor.

-Tony Capri (aka GeekyDad)

SouthPeak Brings RooGoo to Wii/DS

17 07 2008

(XBox 360 Trailer)

RooGoo is an interesting puzzle game that uses shapes and speed to create a frantic scenes of urgency. I really enjoyed the game on XBLA and I’m really glad SouthPeak decided to port the game to the Wii and DS. The Wii version will include 4 person multiplayer as well as motion controls. I suspect the DS version will use the touch screen. Look for more details in the coming weeks.

[via press release]

Cammie Dunaway to Core Gamers: Keep Playing Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

17 07 2008


In this interview with Nintendo’s Cammie Dunaway the reviewer expresses concern over the lack of core games in Nintendo’s press event. Her Response? She says core gamers should “keep playing Mario Kart and Smash Bros” and “try Wii Music”. She goes on to emphasize looking to third parties for titles that will satisfy “advanced” gamers. Oh, she’s also not a long time gamer. ‘Professor Layton was actually the first game I played through so that was kind of an accomplishment” she said. The good news is that she “absolutely loves us”. Awwwwww.

Miyamoto: E3 Not For Core Games

17 07 2008

In this writer’s opinion Nintendo is embarrassed by their core gamers. This year’s E3 was all about appealing to the mass market. Miyamoto explains that the event is not for core games anymore

For a very long time, E3 was an event where — and certainly Nintendo included — catered specifically to the core gamer. Now we look at more … an opportunity for us to introduce new concepts and new types of play that we intend to bring to the broader audience, particularly because of the media that gathers at E3 now.

So while attending an E3 event like this, they might be given the impression that Nintendo is no longer focusing on the games that appeal to the core gamer, in fact we’re still working on many of those titles, but it’s just not the type of event where we’ll be showcasing that anymore.

That’s little comfort for people who were disappointed by Nintendo’s press conference. Looks like Nintrndo’s core game announcements will be restricted to the depths of the internet where the general public will never know they’re there.

[msnbc – Meet the man]