Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Episode 33: Nintendo

It's time to get down and dirty and discuss what we think Nintendo is doing right and what they are doing wrong. Thanks to Jake (Kagedama) for the topic idea!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wii U and 3DS to Have Paid DLC

Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, has stated that they are currently "currently preparing a paid item transaction system for both 3DS and Wii U" and it will be available for developers by the end of the year.

Nintendo is interesting in prolonging the life of games by releasing additional stages and features for paid download. They are not interested in low quality DLC such as unlocking keys and stat boosts as they believe it would likely damage their long-term relationship with their customers.

-Alex Brown

Monday, August 1, 2011

Is this the Future for Video Game Graphics?

Could this be the future for video games? I sure hope so! This video nearly had me drooling on myself. You have to see it to believe it. Take a look!


Giant 3DS Price Cut and Free Games

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will be getting major price cuts this August, only half a year from its original release.

$249.99 to $169.99 in the US on August 12.
25,000 yen to 15,000 yen in Japan on August 11.
AU$349.95 to AU$250 in Australia on August 12.
No European pricing has been mentioned.

Those who already purchased a 3DS will have the opportunity to receive 20 free games through the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors Program.

The List of games include:

Super Mario Bros. NES
Donkey Kong Jr. NES
Balloon Fight  NES
Ice Climber NES
The Legend of Zelda NES
+5 more NES games

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Game Boy Advance
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Game Boy Advance
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ Game Boy Advance
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance
+5 more GBA games

The NES games are slated for paid download in the future but Ambassadors will receive them early with free updates in the future. The GBA games will be exclusive to Ambassadors as Nintendo has said they have no plans to release those games in the future.

To become automatically enrolled in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors program, current 3DS owners must connect to the internet and log onto the 3DS eShop at least once before the price cut.

-Alex Brown

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Episode 32: Morgan Freeman and Comic Book Movies

Morgan Freeman! Comic book movies! Games! Kibosh!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Help Decide Female Shepard's New Look for Mass Effect 3

Bioware is planning on changing Female Shepard's default look for Mass Effect 3 and they are letting you, the fans, help decide what that look will be.

Bioware posted six images of possible Female Shepard designs on facebook and asked fans to "Like" the one that they want to see in the game.

Shepard #5 (seen above) is currently in the lead.

Head over to Facebook to see the images and cast your vote!

-Alex Brown