Let’s Play Trine Part 1

I have finally got around to uploading part 1 of my Let’s Play of Trine. I was able to get this game through Steam for $4.50 and it is quite good for the price I paid. It was a challenging game at times but I am just not that great with keyboard controls for platformers. This is part 1 of 22, so I will be uploading another part each day (as long as I don’t forget about it, which I have for the over the past 5 days or so). So enjoy.

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End of E3 and Site News

I want to thank everyone who came and visited the site during E3. It was an hectic time and with this being the sites first E3, it was quite a challenge of getting up as much information as possible and I know a lot of our posts got buried due to the amount of information that was coming out, but I believe we got out everything that was relevant, especially information pertaining to Wii U, I believe we got everything related to that.

Now this is probably long overdue, but we have also brought in two new staff members for the site, KKSlider who is going to be bring us Let’s Plays and Music of the Day in which he specializes in sheet music which I think is very unique as it is something I have not came across before and definitely great to take a look at.

Also NintendoWiiBoy joined as well, he is primary a content poster but he will also be helping with the sites design and possibly reviews as wells.

Now going forward with the site, we launched our Back In The Day Rewind feature in which we are going to be focusing on Retro games. I was surprised by the response it received (positive), so there is going to be a good deal of focus on that feature.

We are going to be looking at other features for the site as well, not exactly sure at this point what we will do and I am saddened by one of the planned features fell through due to the people pulling out what they had planned, but I may still find a way to that same feature in the future.

You may have notice some slight changes in the site layout recently with the addition of the top stories, twitter feed, and community links and the removal of the archive and category list which was replaced by the search bar. Stuff like that will always happen as we continue to refine the site and give it a much better look.

Lastly, remember to visit our youtube, face, and twitter pages and subscribe to them.

Thanks again everyone

Music of the Day 06 – 09 -11~ Final Fantasy IV The Red Wings Orchestrated

Now I don’t normally do music of the day but I couldn’t resist today as I was going through my music and remembered about one of my all time favourite gaming songs which was The Red Wings theme from Final Fantasy IV which was the game that got me into rpg’s and turned me into a huge rpg gamer. This song has always stuck out in my mind as the start of an epic adventure. I decided to use the orchestrated version of the song as it improves upon the original song.

Ghost Recon Online Wii U to be full downloadable game for around $10, aims for console launch

Nintendo World Report has just reported the following about Ghost Recon Online for Wii U:

Ubisoft’s Wii U shooter will be available for download online and they are aiming for launch.

Ghost Recon Online for Wii will not be a retail title, revealed a Ubisoft representative. The representative further explained that the final price point for the software is still being considered, but they are thinking about a price near $10. At the Ubisoft presentation tonight,they did not discuss or elaborate on these details at all.

Ghost Recon Online is also coming to the PC, where the title will be free. The PC version will have grenades and other items that can be purchased for your character, and its likely that so will the Wii U game. The rep also said that there will not be cross-platform play with the PC version.

Nintendo World Report

Luigi’s Mansion 2 Full E3 Demo Gameplay

Nintendo World Report got a full hands on demo of Luigi’s Mansion 2 and I must say that the game is looking fantastic. To me, Luigi’s Mansion was a underrated title because of how short it was but it was still a fantastic game.

Nintendo World Report

Kotaku hands on with Wii U and Controller

It looks like a longer, curvier, and shinier Wii. Lots of USB ports. The controller is also shiny. Both designs are really sleek.

Kotaku

Update: More developer quotes on Wii U

“I was very excited. It is a new way of engaging gamers. It is a new way of broadening the audience of gamers in the future. It is absolutely exciting. This new console will allow us with our key franchises from LEGO to Batman to really shine in new ways.” – Martin Tremblay, the President of Warner Bros interactive

“We will be supporting the Wii U. You bet against Nintendo at your peril.” – Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg

“I can’t say we are going to do it on the Wii U, but you can imagine what we could do with that controller in the Mass Effect universe. It feels like a really nice fit, but we’ll announce that when the time is right.” – EA Games chief Frank Gibeau

“There’s always a possibility. If Nintendo’s fan base increases, especially in terms of hardcore games, then yes. Machine performance-wise, it can handle it.” – Itagaki

“We’ll always look at any new platform, and this is no different. iOS has been fantastic for us on iPad with the touch screen and we’ll seriously consider anything in that vein. We’re not making any promises, but we’re excited by anything like that.” – TellTale’s Kevin Boyle

“Obviously we did have talks with Nintendo early on – they approached us with the Wii U. We can’t say exactly when this happened or what kind of talks we’ve had but we were aware of the hardware and we’ve been looking at it. We are very much thinking about possibilities with the Wii U and it looks like a very fun system. As for whether we’ll have something at launch for the Wii – we can’t say that. Probably not, but we definitely have things in mind. We’re also looking at the public reaction. If there are enough people who say they want us to bring something to the Wii U that also factors into things.” Kojima Productions Creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana

“The Nintendo market is a tough market for us to get into. A lot of first party games, a lot of licensed games – those are the ones that have done the best on that platform. I’d love it if we can get a hardcore FPS community going and build on it, but it’s tough. I think we should keep our toes where we know best” – id’s Tim Willits

“What’s really excited excited me as a developer with the new controller is the plethora of new options you have. You have the touchscreen and the controller all in one. One thing that’s really cool about this new tablet controller is that you have the ability to have asymmetrical gameplay. So one player can be doing one thing while another player can be doing something else on the TV. One player can be a doctor and he’s sitting there operating on the controller while there’s a EMT (emergency medical technician) in an ambulance having to pick up patients to the doctor. I want to see what other developers make so I can enjoy it.” 5th Cell’s Jonathan Slaczka

“I was surprised quite frankly because it seemed that there were a lot of gamers and a lot of creative directors who were saying: ‘this is what we want’. It seems like Nintendo heard the voices of the hardcore gamer. What I was most surprised about the Nintendo controller was the ability for it to stream content from wirelessly to the controller. When any new tech comes along you have a period of experimentation. I’m certainly excited about it as a gamer and seeing what’s going to come out.” Irrational Games’s Ken Levine

Mass Effect on Wii U would be great but the only problem is the original Mass Effect’s publishing rights belong to Microsoft, so as long as those rights belong to Microsoft, we would only see Mass Effect 2 and 3 at the most if it happened