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Cave Story Wii Interview

I've been keeping up with the latest developments of Cave Story for Wiiware.   Here's a new interview on GameTrailers.

I really don't know what to think of the music I've heard so far.   You can hear a little bit of Grasstown in the beginning of this interview and it just sounds.... well, awful.   The original tunes have a great chip tune style to them, but for the "updated" tracks it sounds like they just ran the songs through a midi program.   Hopefully the final result turns out a lot better than what I've heard so far.
Tagged: indie games wii




The Conduit

Games Convention 2008 is pouring out some media for upcoming games, and The Conduit is a Wii game that I've been slightly interested in over the past few months.   High Voltage Software plans on bringing a FPS experience to the Wii that is unrivaled by other games, by pushing the graphics of the Wii to something tolerable (nothing against the Wii, just all the crap shovelware games that get dumped on it) and hopefully making the controls work.

(Wow, IGN's player really sucks.   I want to see the video, not a stupid sidebar with more videos taking up space.)   Looks smooth, fast paced, and everything that Red Steel should have been... I think things are really looking up for this game-- except last thing I remember is that High Voltage couldn't find a publisher for the game.   Hopefully by now everything in that regard has been sorted out.   I want this game.
Tagged: wii games




Captain Rainbow

This is an odd game that I've been catching a little bit of here and there.   I really don't know where it came from, or what it's actually about, but for some reason I'm strangely intrigued.   Here's a look at the trailer, and 3 commercials for the game.

Tagged: wii games




Mad World Trailer Again

Looks like Nintendo waited for Sony's presentation to start before they started releasing all the good trailers and videos and bits of information.

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.   I wish that this was shown at the Nintendo press conference rather than Wii Music.   But hey, at least we have a snowboarding game coming with the Balance Board in mind.   Maybe we'll see more in the next few days.
Tagged: games wii




Nintendo Press Conference

If you're tuned into this blogosphere RIGHT NOW (11:05 est) then you should get ready to watch Nintendo's upcoming press conference at E3.   Here are some useful links that will probably stream it, or later offer downloadable versions.


Go Nintendo Stream



Hopefully the focus is some awesome games using the new Wii remote stuff.   C'mon Punch-Out!
Tagged: wii games ds




And We're Back

I just got back from an exciting weekend spent in Harrisburg PA visiting some friends of mine that recently moved down there.   It's a nice town if I do say so myself, and they live in a very nice little apartment complex that seems to have a lot of good people.   Then I was off to Baltimore for a day to apparently go to a John Mayer concert.   No, it wasn't my idea at all.

It ended up raining intensely hard at the concert, and if I had to pick the most exciting moment I would say that it was the part where there was a huge and bright flash of lightning, followed by an incredible explosion of thunder that scared the crap out of everyone out on the lawn.   Other than that, I determined that John Mayer is Dave Matthews in disguise.

So anyway, it looks like I missed some stuff while I was away, mainly this new Wii Remote add on that will allegedly give the Wii Remote better feedback to the Wii, enabling 1:1 motion controls.   Nintendo released a nifty press release to explain it in their perfect terms.

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.

With Nintendo's press conference for the start of E3 coming up in about an hour, I can only imagine what the focus of the show will be.   A long time ago, Miyamoto had an interview in which he was asked about 1:1 motion controls for the next Zelda game.   He simply responded "if that's what people want, then we'll do it!"   I'm paraphrasing that from my memory, so don't quote me.

Anyway, a perfect E3 would be for them to unveil some amazing (maybe Zelda) game to use this new 1:1 movement ability.   Kid Icarus, Animal Crossing, and Punch-Out would also be really nice.

In other news, upon arrival back home I turned on my computer and somehow my Windows install was completely screwed up.   This seems to happen often whenever I go away on a trip.   My computer was off the entire weekend, so I don't really know what could've happened.   Long story short, my svchost.exe was somehow completely gone, it just didn't exist anymore.   It's similar to what happened when AVG thought svchost was a virus and locked it away, but this time AVG was nowhere found on my PC.

What ended up happening was my windows install was able to delete C:\Windows, and reinstall C:\Windows.   So my C: drive partition is still in tact, but I sort of have a bunch of files in Program Files that aren't really installed so they're all just floating in space.   It will do for now, because now I have a reason to look for some new computer hardware.   I'm thinking its time for a nice Quad Core machine.
Tagged: xerus games wii




Mad World for Wii

Now heres something that has come out of absolutely nowhere.

This looks like it came out of the mind of Suda51, but don't be fooled, its from Platinum Games.   It's really good to see developers exploring all realms of the Wii.   I think the Wii is the only system out there that you're going to see both a fitness game and a hyper violent bloody mess game at the same time.

It's not just the hyper violence that makes the game appealing, but they're actually doing something interesting with the visuals.   The one thing I appreciate about the Wii are the graphical limitations of the system.   Developers will think of more unique and original ideas when working within limitations.   I mean look at Portal, they were working in the limitations of a small team, and they ended up making a short but sweet game that captured the hearts of players across the globe.

It's nice to be reminded that in main stream video games its possible for more than the color brown to exist.
Tagged: wii games
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