Monday, April 25, 2011

Nintendo Announces Wii Successor

An obvious fake, but still interesting.
Nintendo has announced, that they will announce the successor to the Nintendo Wii at this years E3, and even have a playable demo. Not much else was said, I guess we'll need to wait until E3. I'm pretty excited actually - its been far too long.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A new wii ?

This morning there has been many sources of information talking about the "Wii2". According the Game informer the "Wii2" will be announced between now and E3 in July. for a late 2012 releaseSupposedly backwards compatible as well as possibly having graphic quality equal or grater to the current gen systems.

"we have confirmed with multiple sources that this new home system is capable of running games at HD resolutions. There are conflicting reports, however, as to whether its graphics will be comparable to those on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 -- meaning it could surpass or fall short of those systems. Either way it will offer competitive specifications. Moving to HD should greatly help Nintendo and its new console in getting more multi-platform triple-A titles like Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat. This, in turn, will strengthen Nintendo's historically poor relationship with third-party publishers/developers."

Game informer has contacted Nintendo about it, however Nintendo gave the stock-standard response "We do not comment on rumours or speculation".
Although, with such a huge rush of information so suddenly, the might hold some weight - although we'll just have to wait and see.  

In other news, Jesus its been awhile since i've posted. hope ya'll still love me. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

A mature game for mature gamers such as myself.

Gee-wiz! It sure has been a little while since I've posted anything, I apologise. I have massive trouble thinking of anything people would be interested in reading, and figure the best thing to do is to just not post, rather then post BOOOORIIING stuff.

With that being said, I'd like to draw your attention here. This is CNN's review on the Nintendo 3ds. Now, before anyone says anything Im not a fan boy, I enjoy the products from apple and Nintendo, as well as Sony and Microplops, so that's not the issue I take with this stupid stupid dude.

My issue is that this review is totally dumb yo'. So heres some dot points duude.
  • He actually says "For hardcore gamers such as myself, who grew up on halo" 
  • "It doesn't have the graphics of a ps3"
  • comparing it to an iphone, as a gaming device. 
Anyway, you guys watch it and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday, Friday gotta' get down on Friday.

By now you've probably heard the Rebecca black song 'Friday' as have over 65 million other people.
Its truly a terrible song, that much is for sure, but with such terrible lyrics, video and singing can come comedy gold. 

Now, I'll be honest, I didn't hear this song for the first time untill about 4 or so days ago. My friend Corrin posted on her facebook "Oh it's 9:19am. Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal." And I thought she was just being crazy old Corrin. wasn't until last Saturday my sister told me about this song, and how bad it really was.

The song is set up in such a way that makes it easy for parody. the video is just ridiculous, the lyrics are beyond bad and her voice is terribly nasaly, Images like this one have been popping up all over the place and god damn are they.

As well as images, a whole mess of video parodies have come out, and I've been soaking them all up like a cat in the sun. I can't seem to get enough of them, so I figure why not share some of my favorites?

1. Brocks Dub: I can't get over this one, I just love it.

2. Slowed down 5x by Rjourno: Imagine listening to this, while laying down in a rain Forrest naked. its the best experience you'll ever have. Also, there's a few other "slowed down 5x" videos, but I make special mention to Rjourno's video, as it really sounds the best. 

3. Firday Cover by Matt Mulholland: Its just that good, and you really can't help but to love this guy.

Check those out, and maybe suggest more in the comments!


Rumors suggesting nintendo will brick your 3DS if you use any third party hardware/software to pirate games, seems like it might hold some weight now.
The back of the english 3DS box states 
"This product contains technical protection measures. Use of an unauthorised device or any unauthorized technical modification to your Ninteodo 3ds system will render this game and/or your system unplayable."

The key word being here is of course "WILL". It states quite simply in plain as day english - "will render game and or system unplayable".
The back of the DS and Wii boxes say something simular. theres states that if any such tools are used, the system "may" become unusable. So kiddies, hack the wii and DS all you like, but dont touch the 3DS!

In other news, Bonk, Bomberman and Omega Five have all been cancelled. Nothing of value was really lost though, all of those games seemed terrible. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Painted the town gray-blue!

I spent the majority of my day pissing around in town with my friend today. Now, Im not normally one to do the whole "social" thing, but I hadn't left the house in like three fucking weeks unless I had to, so I felt it was time, plus I sort of like my friends. :3

I had been trying to organise something all bloody week, so Danny and I left to stroll around and beat down everyone who looked like a hipster (that last bit was a lie, are you learning yet?).

The weather today was a weird combo of rain, and heat. it wasn't that entirely unpleasant but it was weird being wet and hot at the same time. I normally like this sort of weather though, but when I have to walk around all day in it, it wears on me a bit. Its like when you're cuddling your dog, its all nice and cute and shit, then he head buts your noes, and you refuse to talk to him for a few hours, its exactly like that.

Anyway, Danny and I hit up the usual stores,JB hifi, EB games, ShinTokyo and food places. All dandy fine. I got a Jack Johnson album (SHUT UP IM NOT GAY) from JB for $9.99, so awesome. And I also got this baby.

I mean, look at it. isn't that the most wonderful stuffed toy you've ever had the pleasure to view with your eye holes?

The little bastard cost me $30 dollars and was totally worth every cent. Its pretty big and cute and made of really good quality materiel.

So that as my day, Lunch, buying shit, home. it too five hours but it was fun, Im tired as all hell though now, and I think its time to play some pokemon!

How was your day?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Australian Life is sordid mistress.

As you may very well know, Im Australian.
Australian life is much different then life in other places, for instance. When I mow my lawn, I need to watch out for a few things. These things include, but are not limited to; Wombats, Snakes, Deadly deadly spiders, Kangaroo young and Crocodiles.
Now, my house is in the Suburbs, close to the city of Adelaide, the position of my house allows for these native wild life to roam my back yard like nobody's business, oh and don't even get me started on the koalas that rest on the tin roof of my house.
I'm a reasonable man, much like other Australians my age, so I respectful ask the creatures to leave in my native aboriginal language (as all Australians can speak this). To no avail however I was forced to get out my shot gun, and shoot all of the animals, excluding the Kangaroo I ride to work.
I had a grand barbecue that night with my mates, as we drank Jim bean and watched the AFL.

So kids, the moral of this story is never trust a word I say, because I bullshit a lot.
I'll post a "real" post tomorrow, Im feeling really ill and really shouldn't be on the computer right now.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gotta' Catch em' All!

First of all I just wan't to say happy saint Patrick's day. Being part irish myself, I felt this was necessary. Hope you all had/have a good one. 

Well crap, there goes my promise I made to my self  to Post every day. 
Not that anyone gives two craps though, but still I feel like I've just been lazy, playing pokemon and dragon age, forgetting about the blog, letting it slip away. Funnily enough though, I gained two new followers, bringing the total (as of 17th of march) to 37!  So, to the new people who have decided I bring enough quality to the table, I welcome you, its going to be a wild ride. 

As I stated above I've been playing the butt off of pokemon. Im about 30 hours in now and im just past the 7th gym. The game has been out for about a week now, and I got mine early. Even so my friend Sara is powering through it so fast its unbelievable, I can't help but to think she's not quite taking in everything, exploring, getting all the hidden items etc etc. Each to their own though, if she's happy doing that, Im happy she's happy.

My Friend Corrin is steadily coming along too, as far as I know she's just past the 5th gym into the 6th town, and has a pretty cool (and somewhat similar) team as I had at that point. She's nicknaming all her pokemon with central European names. I think its cleaver and pretty funny, last time I went with a nickname theme it didn't turn out so well, I ended up reverting to "Sparkly" and "Lezbo face" because im none too imaginative.

I just now realise that out of my friends, Corrin and Sara are really the only ones who play pokemon black & white. I
know other people who do, but none I would consider friends. isn't that strange? 

Anyway, as far as my progress goes. Its going steady. I just beat the 7th gym a little while ago, and I have to look for team Plasma in the desert ruins. Im not really too worried about going through the whole game super quick, im just taking it easy, playing for a few hours every day or so. Collecting everything I can and talking to everyone I can. I noticed the black and white seem a lot harder then older pokemon games too, it might just be me but some fights actually give me trouble. 

Heres my team as of right now, they are all in the 40's range, and Im in the process of levelling them all to 46

Right to left: Zebstrika, Stoutland, Unfezant , Whimsicott (fluffee) and Serperior (Allen)

Im in god damn love with Whimsicott right now, its ability and speed allows it to leach seed right at the start of the fight. Its a god damn wall, especially with Cotton Guard. its also my favourite pokemon so far this generation, Its so god damn cute. I mean look at that fluffy bastard. 

Something has caught me off guard though. Normally Im quite quick to swap out pokemon as I see fit, but I've had all of these bastards as soon as they where avalible to me. Zebstrika started out as a level 10 Blitzle I found on route 10, Stoutland started out as a level 4 Lilipup on route 4, Unfezant was level 13 when I caught it as a pidove on Route 3, Whimsicott I got in an in-game trade at level 15 and of course I started with Serperiors first evolve, Snivy.
The 6th slot in my party is reserved for the HM whore Im using at the time, but remains empty when I don't really need one. when I hit the E4 I'll train something up to fill in that gap. 

I have to say, so far Im fucking amazed at the quality of this game. You can tell a great deal of time and effort went into the development, its a god damn blast, the graphics are amazing and the story is actually good.

I'll probably post more blogs about pokemon white later, I don't really have much else to talk about anyway, and im sure I'll always be able to say something about this game.

I hope you've found some resemblance of entertainment from this short ramble, and I hope to see you again soon. If you've been playing this game, tell me what you think and what you're using right now.