Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nintendo Company Fall Media Summit 2010

Another year, another Nintendo press conference. This media summit, however, plans to be a big one with the Nintendo 3DS's release dates on the horizon.

I'm currently browsing an event stream over here and I'm taking the moment to post a recap of everything mentioned.

Here's the list of everything that is confirmed at the event so far:

Nintendo 3DS
  • Final Nintendo 3DS design was revealed
  • 3DS will launch in Japan on Feb 26, 2011 and will cost 25,000 yen (around $299 USD)
  • 3DS will launch in US and Europe on March 2011. No price was given.
  • Launch color schemes for the 3DS will be cosmo black and aqua blue
  • Miis will be usable on the Nintendo 3DS
  • Light on upper-right of 3DS unit, practically on R shoulder, shows when your console has passed another 3DS
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicle will make use of the 3DS's technology
  • MGS: The Naked Sample will make use of tag mode 
  • New Professor Layton game for the 3Ds will make use of 3DS's technology to make puzzles "pop" and be very intuitive.  
  • Taking people's pictures using the 3DS's camera will allow you to create an automatic Mii
  • 3DS's tag mode  can store data for multiple games at once, and you do not have to be playing the game at the time to exchange data
  • The 3DS will have a home button and will support multi-tasking
  • You can put the system in a cradle for faster internet downloads
  • Street Fighter IV 3D will support tag mode
  • Ridge Racer 3DS will support tag mode
  • 3DS supports SD cards up to to 32GB
  • Miis can be saved onto an SD card
  • 3DS unit will come w 2GB SD card packed in.
  • Tag Mode will work right out of the box, no set-up necessary.
  • 3DS will be able to download Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games
  • Confirmed downloable titles include Wario Land and Link's Awakening DX
  • All downloable virtual console games will support 3D
  • 3DS can connect on WiFi when in sleep mode and dowload content, saves, rankings and more (much like WiiConnect24)

    Nintendo Wii
    • Wii MotionPlus technology will now be built into newer models of the Wii Remote called "Wii Remote Plus
    • No successor to the Nintendo Wii will be coming anytime soon.

     New Games
    • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is in development for the 3DS
    • Last Story for the Nintendo Wii will be released on January 27th
    • Megaman Legends 3 is in development for the 3DS 
    • New Rhythm Heaven game confirmed for the Wii (?) 
    • Fatal Frame 2 remake is in development for the Wii

    • Pokemon Black & White sold over 2.5 million copies in Japan
    • Nintendo is collaborating with NTT to facilitate WiFi hotspots (JAPAN ONRY)
    • Fuji TV will be distributing free 3D videos for the 3DS (JAPAN ONRY)


    Update: Nintendo JP made a software line up video available on their site:

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Status update - 9/12/2010

    Hello random browsers and followers. It's the start of a new week and I have a lot of stuff going for me at the moment.

    First off: The PC I was building is finally complete (sort of)! I was planning to buy the parts for my PC next month but I really needed something to work with so that I could continue doing my article thing over at OnRPG, so I went through with it and got $300 worth of parts to get it finished. It doesn't have all of the parts that I want in it, but it's still a whole lot better then what I was working with before.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Ragnarok Online Review - How Does This Classic MMORPG Stands Today?

    My iRO review is up!

    Ragnarok Online was one of the first MMORPGs that got me into the genre, so it holds a special place in my heart, mainly because for me, RO was my ultimate chill out game. Sure, it had a lot of depth in the gameplay, but it was just more fun for me to just sit around and chat due to the game's music and atmosphere. It's nice to know that this game is still alive and (considerably) well.

    So here's my review:

    (Just one note I'd like to make: When I said "pseudo turn based" I meant to just say "point and click". I don't know what I was thinking when I mentioned that since there's nothing pseudo turned based about RO with most of the action being actually kinda fast paced in later levels...)

    Status update - 09/01/2010

    Hello, random visitors. It's September now and I thought it would be appropriate to post a little bit of what's happen on my end.

    Since it's September, I'll be heading back to college to finish up my last semester so I can earn my associates degree in Mass Media (w/ minor in Journalism.) The thing is that when my semester starts, I won't have much access to the PC which I use to play/test games for reviewing and stuff. I'll still be at it from time to time, just not as often as usual.

    Hopefully I'll have a new PC by October so I'll be able to have more time to my thing, but that's just what I'm hopping for since I've been trying to get a better PC for YEARS and life just keeps throwing one curve ball after another preventing me from getting it.

    I submitted a couple of articles for so I'll still be updating my blog with those as well.

    And... Umm... That's pretty much it! Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this!