Brazil is known to have some of the biggest Sega fan boys out there in the world. Mainly due to the fact that in Brazil, things typically would have to manufactured inside the country, or else there would be some serious fees for trying to buy stuff from outside the country. That’s where TecToy came in, and in the late 80s manufactured they manufactured the Sega Master System and the MegaDrive to the Brazilian market. Sega was huge in Brazil, as Nintendo and Atari didn’t manufacture their goods inside Brazil, and seeing that Sega allowed the toy company, Tec Toy, to manufacturer their hardware outside of Japan and China, no one else had a spot in Brazil’s Sega heavy games market. Continue reading
After announcing the game on Tuesday, Rockstar revealed the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer. It looks to be a very pretty game, but it barely shows any of the characters, or what kind of plot it might have. Though in honesty that might be a good thing because we have to wait a year before this game comes out. As expected the game is coming out on the PS4 and XBox One; there doesn’t seem to be a PC release. However, Rockstar did announce that there will be a way to play Red Dead Redemption (1) on the PC through Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. Personally I just wish there was a means to get it properly on the PC through Steam, but at least that’s another game on PlayStation Now that makes the service worth it.
Today, Nintendo finally showed off what their Codename: NX is. It turns out to be a machine named the Nintendo Switch; and as predicted many months ago, it’s a console/portable hybrid system with a detachable controller.
I go over some things such as the controllers that the system has, such as the Joy-Cons (the detachable controllers), the Joy-Con Grip, and the Switch Pro Controller (which I don’t like). I made a few pointers, such as the next Mario game (that I called Super Mario Fiesta) has a two player mode, and that no one is touching the screen, meaning that this system might not use a touch screen at all.
Go ahead and put your opinions about the Nintendo Switch in the comments below!
Yup, I’m actually going to try and bring this blog back from the dead and do something with it! Yup, I’m going to bring this thing back from the dead, and it’s coincidental that I’m doing this in October! One of the jolts into reviving this blog is that I’ve started to record Let’s Plays of a new game that I’ve been waiting for, and I have plans to make videos and reviews, so keep you eyes out on this Blog, because this Frankenstein monster is going to get wild!
This morning, Nintendo made two major announcements, one was their partnership with Japanese Mobile App developer, DeNA, pronounced DNA. The next was revealing a codename of a new piece of Nintendo hardware called NX.
So what is this partnership with DeNA about? Nintendo has given the rights of their IPs accessible to DeNA. Meaning that DeNA can make mobile versions of Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or any other Nintendo franchise onto Android and iOS platforms. Continue reading
Today at GDC, Valve displayed an image of the final design of the Steam controller on a large poster. The so called, 8 way NeoGeo CD micro-switched joystick, is just an analogue joystick. The left track pad appears to have grooves on it to tell your thumb where north, south, east and west are. Apart from that, it remains pretty close to the previous design that sported a dpad rather than an analogue stick.
I’ll admit, I do prefer this design with a dpad. Even if it uses a PlayStation style dpad with a gap in the middle, it’s better than no dpad. Maybe the grooves on the final design make it really easy to find true up, down, left and right; but I thought the controller software allowed you to totally customise the track pads such as dead zones and positions. Continue reading
Late last night, Valve announced the Steam Link Micro console. A tiny little machine similar to that of the PlayStation TV where you can stream your Steam games from your PC to a bigger TV over your home network.
I received a message this morning from Whatsapp that Nintendo is going to be discontinuing Club Nintendo in September this year. Back in 2002, UK Nintendo owners could join up to VIP 24:7, which changed it’s name to it’s Japanese, Club Nintendo, in 2007. Nintendo included codes in their games and consoles, when submitted to the Club Nintendo site you earn points, these points could then be redeemed for things like games, Wii Shop points and merchandise. I managed to get myself a Zelda Bonus disc, and I got a copy of the Game & Watch collection on the DS from Vipp. He was awesome to give me his spare copy!
This is the only video shown, it doesn’t really show much, but I have a hunch on what it might be like… Continue reading
Nintendo today broadcast another Nintendo Direct, the first one of 2015. There were a few new announcements, and lots of details about the official western release of the New 3DS.
Here’s the full Nintendo Direct broadcast for Europe and UK. It’s about 40 minutes long. However I’ll be providing each trailer down below with a paragraph for each one. Continue reading