The Wiicast: Episode 43!

30 05 2007

Behold the Eye of the Mii-Holder! Our Review of Pirates… at a Pirate Ship! News, Rumors and one of the strangest VCPotW you’ve ever seen!

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Nintendo Virtual Console Preview Videos On Shop Channel…NOT

29 05 2007

When I woke up this morning I did what I do every Monday: I checked the Virtual console for new games. While i wasn’t disappointed at the selection, something did catch my eye which made me very excited:

“Awesome!” I thought. “Now I can preview the games before I buy them on my Wii! That’s so cool!” So I very excitedly clicked the text which I assumed would take me to a page of VC videos…..notsomuch…

Seriously, Nintendo? When you said “Gameplay Video Available” you meant on the PC or internet channel? No shit.

Fricken’ weak. Oh well maybe we’ll get a proper demo/preview system soon. until then there’s always the all-knowing internets.





The Wiicast: Episode 42!

22 05 2007

Will forgets to take his pills, A HUGE amount of news!, Mario Party 8, Viewer Mail, The Virtual Console Pick of the Week and MORE!

High Quality and iPod here:
http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=4438





Nintendo Planning Somthing HUGE? Live Arcade-Like Service for Wii?

21 05 2007


In a recent interview with PALGN.com, Mark Cale, CEO of System 3 games (Impossible Mission, California Games) let a detail slip about Nintendo’s future plans for their online service:

“(Concerning Impossible Mission as a download for the Wii) I wouldn’t say Virtual Console, because they’re not actually calling it the Virtual Console, but in the next few months there will be various announcements, I’m sure made by Nintendo that will offer users a system that will be similar to that of what Microsoft is offering at present, which is the ability to download content, which you guys are able to do, but they’ve got to set up their various systems. Microsoft are years ahead of the other two major players in that regard. It really depends on when Nintendo are rolling out their strategy, which I expect will be within the next two months.”


So what we’re basically hearing right now is that Nintendo will provide a service, either as a channel or through the Wii Shop, that will allow users to buy original content. California Games and Impossibe Mission will both be included in this service as well as sold at retail. Also confirmed: California Games will feature online play. Sounds awesome. Microsoft has really set the bar this generation for dowloadable content so I’m really excited to see what Nintendo comes up with. Hopefully you will be able to try out demos, much like Live Arcade. Perhaps We’ll hear something this week at Nintendo’s media summit. Stay tuned for more info.

Via Gonintendo
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"Rockstar’s Doin’ it Right!"

19 05 2007


Or so says IGN’s Matt Casamassina and Mark Bozon in this week’s “Wiik in Review” podcast. They seem to really be hyping the game up saying things like “There’s absolutely no reason to buy the PS2 version” and “One of the better looking games on the system”. They are under embargo from Rockstar about the game but praise them for not just making a waggly Wii port. Because of the embargo we get some cryptic statements like “These are things fundamental to the Wii version that you cant do on PS2”. I did enjoy Manhunt on xbox so I’m looking forward to this game on wii. Expect to hear much more news within the coming weeks.





"Rockstar’s Doin’ it Right!"

19 05 2007


Or so says IGN’s Matt Casamassina and Mark Bozon in this week’s “Wiik in Review” podcast. They seem to really be hyping the game up saying things like “There’s absolutely no reason to buy the PS2 version” and “One of the better looking games on the system”. They are under embargo from Rockstar about the game but praise them for not just making a waggly Wii port. Because of the embargo we get some cryptic statements like “These are things fundamental to the Wii version that you cant do on PS2”. I did enjoy Manhunt on xbox so I’m looking forward to this game on wii. Expect to hear much more news within the coming weeks.





N-Europe Confirms Raving Rabbids 2, More of the same ahead.

18 05 2007


Well my hopes of another full fledged platforming Rayman game have been dashed once again. N-Europe has some details on the new sequel to Rayman Raving Rabbids. Looks like more party games and not much traditional platforming. Apparantly the Rabbids live under a mall this time around. N-Europe says the graphics have been improved from the last version.

Ubisoft promises that the Rabbids will be given a more detailed background than last time, with a narrative all about their training for world domination (Set in their top-secret camp, situated under a shopping centre) that Rayman infiltrates. Obviously, this will entail many more minigames, and lots of shaking and pointing.

The graphics look more polished this time round, and details on new minigames are a bit scarce. We know that one has 4 Rabbids strapped to lab tables, with electricity-throwing cathodes above them. Cue lots of screaming when they get zapped. Another one involves some Rabbids in some theatre seats (naturally, they are wearing costumes like a Pirate, American Sport player, and one in bandages) talking on cellphones. Hopefully there will be some unique usages of the Wii Remote’s Speaker here.

The game is set for release on Wii and the DS.

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