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The following comes from a survey from Netflix…

“Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies and & TV episodes on their Nintendo DS. The selection available to instantly watch includes some new releases, lots of classics and TV episodes. There are no advertisements or trailers, and movies start in as little as 30 seconds. You can fast-forward, rewind, and pause or watch again. The movies & TV episodes you instantly watch are included in your Netflix membership at no additional fee.”

Hm…I’m not so sure about this. The idea is interesting, but how well would it work? Would the video quality be decent? And how well would the DS be able to handle Netflix in general?


Rock Band 3 announced

Posted on 9 years ago by (@NE_Austin) in News, Wii | 1 Comment

No press release just yet, but Viacom President Philippe Dauman confirmed during today’s Credit Suisse 2010 Global Media and Communications Convergence Conference that Rock Band 3 would be coming out this fall. As per recent interviews, the next game will apparently teach players music, rather than just having them follow along in rhythm. Expect a press release in the next couple of days!

Well, this is pretty darn cool! Apparently, Rising Star Games, upset that they were not able to bring a Spanish translation of Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon to their fans, has teamed up with 50 avid fans of the game to produce a translation of the game. The translation will be available via Homebrew for free as soon as it’s released, and should offer a pretty solid, cost-effective way for Spanish-speakers to play the games!


“Yes I am very pleased with the critical reception of No More Heroes 2 so far. We obviously had experience already to create the game for the Wii, so by the time we developed the sequel we knew our way around the system very well.” – Suda51

Overall, the review scores of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle were positive. Many of the complaints from the first title were, fortunately, addressed in the sequel. We’ll probably be waiting awhile for another No More Heroes title, though. Suda51 has indicated that he would like to make a third title for the Wii’s successor.


Sonic 4: Episode 1 details

Posted on 9 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 0 comments

These details come from the latest Game Informer, who interviewed Takashi Iizuka…

– “Fans will be very pleased with the cast in episode 2.”
– Episode 1 is a prologue
– There will be moves such as Spin Dash, Rolling Attack, homing attack, unknown move
– Izuka on homing attack: “I wanted the user to enjoy an easy-to-play feeling by the attack sequence that this [homing attack] allows, and find the fun routes in the air.”
– Classic special stages returning
– Classic gameplay, speed
– No 3D, CG pre-redner
– Gamers who beat the game with all emeralds will see a cliffhanger for episode 2, otherwise they’ll see a “try again” ending
– Izuka: “If Sonic 4’s return to form is the Sonic experience you have been waiting 16 years for, then we strongly encourage you to try this.”


The following teaser comes from the latest issue of Nintendo Power…

“Next issue is going to be a big one, with brand-new looks at some of the year’s hottest games – including a snazzy new world reveal for Wii! Miss out on this one, and you might as well turn in your Nintendo Fan membership card.”

Unlike most magazine teases, at least we actually know that the game will be for Wii. Nintendo Power definitely delivered a big exclusive this month with Scribblenauts 2. Let’s hope that their next announcement will be equally exciting.


2K Sports Signs NHL Superstar Ryan Kesler of Vancouver Canucks as Cover Athlete for NHL® 2K11
Elite two-way forward set to turn up the intensity and excitement on the virtual ice
Windsor, UK – March 9, 2010 – 2K Sports announced today they have signed Ryan Kesler, star two-way forward for the Vancouver Canucks® and 2010 Winter Olympics hero, to be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for their upcoming video game, NHL® 2K11. Kesler, a vital member of the upstart 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey team, captured the collective attention of sports fans around the world with his gritty and awe-inspiring performance, and will now look to bring the same electrifying play to NHL 2K11.

“Having the opportunity to participate in the Olympics and play in front of my home crowd was one of the best experiences of my life. To now be chosen as the next cover athlete for NHL 2K11 is another dream come true,” said Kesler, alternate captain for the Vancouver Canucks. “It was awesome to work with 2K Sports last year on the NHL 2K10 commercial shoot and the outdoor motion capture session on the Las Vegas strip was incredible to be a part of. I’m looking forward to having just as much fun again, and helping them make another great hockey game this year.”

March 9, 2010

Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

TOKYO GAME SHOW, it’s 20th Celebration!!
Outline of TOKYO GAME SHOW 2010
September 16 (Thu) – 19 (Sun), 2010 at Makuhari Messe

The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA; Chairman: Yoichi Wada; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP; President & CEO: Yasuo Hirata;
Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), will hold TOKYO GAME SHOW 2010 over a four-day period from Thursday,
September 16 to Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Makuhari Messe in Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.
As in previous years, the first two days will be “Business Day” while the latter two will be opened to the public.