Tag Archives: Retro

Let’s Play Boss!

Here’s an interesting one; a brand new shmup for the Atari 2600! This is Boss, and it’s being made by Twin Galaxies high scorer Dave Vogt. He’s running an IndieGoGo campaign where, if the campaign succeeds, you can get this game on an actual Atari 2600 cart, and a mobile edition of the game. Continue reading

Retro Game Stalking In Japan Part One: Den Den Town

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Japan is often referred to as the ultimate Mecca for video game fans. For years now people from all over the world have made the trip in search of retro gaming gold. Recently I decided to head back to Japan and see what I could find. There are two places in Japan where you can find the bulk of retro gaming paraphernalia; the very famous Akhihabara in Tokyo and Den Den town in Osaka.

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First up I hit Den Den town aka Niponbashi. Den Den town is an area the size of several city blocks filled with nothing but store after store catering for the Otaku (nerd). One of my favorite shops to hit up is called A-Too Recycle Media shop. In here you will find games from the MSX computer to the Sony Play Station. Mostly what I like about the shop is that their prices are quite affordable. This is the place where I have found such greats as a cheap copy of Holy Diver, several of the Namcot numbered series, a boxed original Famicom, the Negcon controller and tons of great and unique Famicom carts. In the corner of the shop at the back they have a bargain bucket where you can always find something unique. For example this time out I found a couple of Super Gameboy controllers for the SNES. Continue reading

Happy Birthday PlayStation

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I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Sony, nor am I huge fan of the PlayStation. But I will admit the fact that the PlayStation had a pretty impressive library of games for it. Since the release PlayStation 4, I’ve seen a lot of vinyl sticker packs to dress up your PS4 to make it look like an Atari 2600 or an NES; but I thought to myself “Why hasn’t they made a PS1 skin for the PS4 yet?” Well, the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation comes along, and now there’s a super limited edition version of the PS4 console donning the classic grey colour… Continue reading

Lucasarts… I mean “LucasFilm” is now on GOG.com

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For the last 2 weeks, GOG has been hinting a new publisher to appear on their site. Today they announced said publisher to be LucasArts, whoops! I mean “LucasFilm”. Personally love the Lucas “Film” games (Seriously guys, I know that LucasArts is technically dead, but what gives!?),
I love their point and click adventure games, though to be honest the first few LucasFilm games on GOG today is a little lack-luster, not to mention I already owned all but the StarWars games on this list. Plus I own a lot of LucasArt (I mean Films) games on disc when they re-released in big box sets at GAME quite a few years ago… Continue reading

Revival Event 2014: Overview

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I was planning to write more blogs during the time I was at Revival this year. However, the WordPress app has a hard time publishing on 3G, which is a huge pain when there’s no “real” free wireless. This year Revival was at the same location as last year, Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton.

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I got in on Friday afternoon to help Mike set up his booth for RetroGaming Roundup. @Random_Dave got to show off his new game, James & Watch: Arm, he originally had it as a DreamCast game, but got to port it to Linux at the last minute and had it running on a Raspberry Pi. The game is pretty much like Fire, but you control the 6 year old Mike being thrown about. Continue reading

Review for Yars’ Revenge on Atari 2600

Want to know what my favourite game is on the Atari 2600?

Yars' Revenge (1982) (Atari)

It’s Yars’ Revenge. It’s one of those shmups that tried to be port of another game, Star Castle, but became it’s own game due to programmers not being able to port the arcade game to the 2600. Yars’ Revenge is a rather unique game in the fact that there’s not really another game like it. To explain this game, you play as Yar, an insect alien floating in space, being attacked by the Qotile and it’s relentless homing destroyer missile. The idea is that the Qotile is surrounded by a shield that parts can removed by either shooting at it, or eating chunks out of it. once you expose the Qotile, whilst avoiding the homing destroyer missile. There’s a scrambled coloured bar a little left from the middle of the screen, this is the neutral zone. If you hide inside this, the destroyer missile can not hurt you, but you can not shoot whilst inside the neutral zone. Continue reading

Nintendo Direct 18/Dec/13

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 Nintendo did their live “Nintendo Direct” video today at 2PM GMT. I missed it as I was doing Christmas shopping. But when I got back home I found a whole bunch of stuff waiting for me on Facebook and Kotaku. So let’s have a look at them…

The first thing I saw was the announcement of Super Mario Galaxy’s Princess Rosalina is to be included as a playable character in Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS. As much as I like the idea of more female characters to be added in the roster, personally I could name some better characters to add, like Impa from Zelda, though to be honest there’s already a crap ton of Zelda characters in Smash Bros anyway, maybe Paula from Earthbound, or Mona from WarioWare. Continue reading

How to use DOSBox

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One of the many things that my friends often ask me is how to run their old PC games on their new Windows 7 or Mac OS X machine. Well if it’s a DOS game, you’re in luck. DOSBox is a DOS virtual machine that you can run in Windows 7/8, and there are versions available for Mac OS and Linux too! Continue reading

Retro Revival 2013 live blog

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Before I finish for the day, there’s a crap ton of people excited for this Smash Bros Tournament!

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Phew, that’s the end of Nintendo Treehouse’s event! Time to chill… I’ll be writing another analysis based on what Treehouse did.

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Tezuka saw one level that he said he wouldn’t beat the level even if he tried 100 times!

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The Treehouse crew make two very hard levels!

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Yes, FLYING Piranha plants! There are flying piranha plants in this game! D:

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The Treehouse Crew edits Tezuka’s level and asks him to finish the level, he has a hard with it!

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The Treehouse Crew edits Tezuka’s level and asks him to finish the level, he has a hard with it!

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Mr Tezuka made a level for the Treehouse Crew.

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Tezuka shows off a “Skinny Mario” based off a programming glitch in the development of Super Mario Bros. You can do this by picking up a “Skinny Mushroom”.

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You can stack enemies.

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You can change the depth of levels.

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You can evaluate player moment with static ghosts to see how to improve a level.

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Stacked Hammer Brothers! D:

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Next up is Mario Maker, at last! I love the Mario Paint theme in this game!

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Mr Tezuka makes an appearance to talk about Mario Maker.

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They build a very simple level just to show what you can do with it.

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Nintendo Treehouse said that the way to win is to cover the most amount of “walk-able” area. Floors and Ramps, but Walls and other other objects don’t count.

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More Splatoon time.

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They talk a bit about comparing villians in Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. Ganondorf Vs Lu Bu. They said that Ganondorf would defeat Lu Bu.

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After repeating the map with Link, they become victorious!

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Eiji Aonuma talks a bit about fusing Zelda with Dynasty Warriors. He was playing a Dynasty Warriors game when Koei asked Eiji to make a crossover.

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Well done Treehouse, you lost! lol

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Great Fairy and Majora Moon in Hyrule Warriors. I’ll admit, that was kinda cool! Using the moon the knock the dragon to the ground!

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Up next we have Zelda Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover.

The Treehouse team starts off at the Twilight Castle.

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Oh man, the ReDead’s are back! D:

As far as gameplay, it’s typical Dynasty Warriors gameplay. Move and attack. It’s a bit of a mindless game, personally I wish that Zelda didn’t have a Dynasty warriors game…

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At least there’s Zelda themed items in the game in good old fashioned chests!

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After the boss fight, they enter Neo Los Angeles.

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Xenoblade X’s levelling tree.

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Time for a boss fight!

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From what’s being describe, the game is about surviving and thriving on an alien planet. The military may have survived, but they need farmers and other workers so that the crash survivors can live on the planet.

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Positioning in Xenoblade X appears to be even more important than the Wii game.

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They talk about something called “Soul Voice”, which is crucial to help your allies in the game.

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They show off battle in the game, which is very similar to the Wii XenoBlade game.

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The “Ark Ship” crash lands on an alien planet, and humanity tries to survive.

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Character creator.

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Your character wakes up from a stasis chamber when a scout called Elma finds your pod.

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Next, Nintendo Treehouse shows off Xenogears Chronicles X.

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The story is about two alien races in a war, but the battlefield is the earth, and the humans don’t like it.

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Earth get’s blown up  and humanity escapes.

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They talked a bit about StarFox WiiU. but they didn’t show it off! 🙁

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Man, will they ever talk about the Star Fox game!?

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Shigeru mentions that edited levels can be sent to other players over the internet.

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Shigeru talks about how he designed some of the robots after ROB the robot and ninjas.

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I love that they’re shouting at what cameras the robots are appearing, but the person playing is Japanese and Bill needs to shout the numbers in Japanese for him, lol!

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The game features a game editior where you can change what robots appear, when they appear and what patterns they make.

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Shigeru shows off Project: Guard.

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The game is about CCTV cameras. It’s a tower defence style game where you have to look at each camera to find any invading robots coming into your base.

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There’s a Bird robot that will steal cameras, and a stacked robot that looks like a ROB.

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This is starting to remind me of Sumotori Dreams!

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Shigeru talks about customising your robot with different parts. The GamePad acts as a well to build your robot and a first person view of the robot.

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They describe Giant Robot as a sumo wrestling game as you try to knock the enemy robot to the ground.

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Mr Tanaka is the artist for Giant Robot.

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You use the the GamePad as a motion controller to fight enemy robots.

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This actually looks cool, it’s as if you’re controlling a Mega Zord or a slow Gundam!

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StarFox WiiU gets announced and the crowd cheers!

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Shigeru Miyamoto is talking about Project Giant Robot.

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I wonder if Nintendo could add these “Inkling” characters as a last minute character for Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS?

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Players at the event are getting a little stressed from losing at 0.1% of coverage. Nintendo might need to work on balancing or adding another decimal place.

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They show off the super weapons in the gun. The bazooka gets some kills in this match!

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People playing the game at E3 have figured out an interesting tactic of traversing quickly by switch in and out of human and squid whilst airborne, spraying more ink down and turning back into a squid.

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Next up we have Nintendo Treehouse showing off Splatoon, Nintendo’s latest IP.

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You can climb up walls by painting the walls with your ink and swimming as a squid.

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Could Nintendo have a kid friendly Team Fortress here? We you need is hats and classes and it will be!

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Treehouse Members show off Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker. I heard a little bit of Toad’s voice, and they changed it a little bit, he doesn’t sound like he’s a chain smoker any more, which is sort of a good thing. It doesn’t make his voice any less annoying though…

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Nate announced that Shigeru Miyamoto will be speaking later on today at E3.

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Nintendo Treehouse Live begins with Treehouse’s Nate and Samantha, localisers of Nintendo games.

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As we wait for Nintendo Treehouse’s E3 event. I’ll make an analysis on today’s Nintendo Digital Event.

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Getting Seth Green to claymate Reggie and other Mario characters into what would be seen in an episode of Robot Chicken was ingenious. Not only did it poke fun at Nintendo, but to the media and gamers too.

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The announcement for Mii characters to be used in Brawl was pretty awesome as Reggie and Iwata start it off fighting each other in Street Fight style before they get controllers in their hands and fight each other in Smash Bros for WiiU with their Miis. The idea for customisable move sets and classes is great and will make online and tournament fights really interesting. I want Smash Bros, but I need a WiiU first!

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We knew about Nintendo’s NFC figures before E3. But now they got a name. Amiibo. Twitter user, @sprsk, said that “Amiibo” comes from Amigo (friend) and Aibo (Partner).

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Toad finally gets a game of his own, based on the Captain toad puzzles in Super Mario 3D Land. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker looks interesting, but I think they could have used Toad in a more interesting game to be honest…

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Oh lordy, they showed off the “REAL” Zelda sequel, and oh man does it look pretty! Link starts off minding his own business mounted on his horse Epona before something flashes and chases after them. A weird mechanical monster that shoot lasers! What was awesome is that the game reintroduces bomb arrows, not only that but an arrow with some kind of mechanical tip that when it open, emits a lightsaber-like light. Could this be the new Light arrows? Time will tell!

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I Loved Bayonetta 1 on the 360. It was an awesome game. But to be told that Bayonetta 2 will come with Bayonetta 1 and extra content such as a Link and Samus outfit for Bayonetta to wear? That’s damn awesome! This’ll be one reason why I get a WiiU!

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Zelda and Midna got announced for Hyrule Warriors. Which is great, if you really like Dynasty Warriors… Personally I have a bad feeling that this game isn’t going to sell so great in the west. It sell loads in Japan for sure! But each Dynasty Warriors game that gets released over here doesn’t do so well. Hopefully the Zelda fanbase will make this game valid.

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It’s been announced that Nintendo Treehouse have an event at 11:30am PDT. Likely it’ll be for the Smash Bros tournament. But they didn’t mention showing off some more games that didn’t get mentioned on the Digital Event. So come back in an hour to find out if Nintendo Treehouse has any juicy details. I really hope they do! The Event felt a bit short and incomplete to me.

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Nintendo Tree House ended their talk. They talked a bit about the Smash Bros Tournament that’s being held today at the Nokia theatre. They mentioned some players but I have no idea who they are :/

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Nintendo Tree House talks about the Zelda announcement. They’re talking about how pretty it is and how Eiji wants to change the Zelda game to make it feel like the NES game. I thought that was the point with Link Between Worlds right?

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Nintendo Tree House are talking about Splatoon. Talking about tactics they saw from people playing it at E3. This could become Nintendo’s answer to Team Fortress 2!

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Oh boy… Another Mario Party game, I mentioned Mario Party 10 in the previous announcement. I thought this was a game that was already out, but it’s a new Mario Party game for WiiU. Personally I want to see StarFox WiiU!

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Bill Trinen, Shigeru’s translator, announced that Amiibo toys can hold experience points earned in Smash Bros for WiiU. You can summon them in mid battle like a tag team fight. Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker will be future titles to support Amiibo toys.

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Miyamoto appears at the very last minute with this anouncement. The TV is blurred, but it’s so Star Fox WiiU!

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Palutena is the next Smash Bros character to be announced at the last minute. But what’s with Dark Pit at the end?

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Nintendo announces a new IP called Splatoon. An online third person paintball shooting game where you have to fill area with your team’s colour. You can turn into a squid to “swim” into your colour ink.

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Mario Maker is shown off. Looking a lot like Mario Paint. The game can use Super Mario Bros, and New Super Mario Bros sprites.

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X has been announced as “XenoBlade Chronicles X”.

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Kirby’s Canvas Curse returns on WiiU with a claymation look called Rainbow Curse.

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Koei Tecmo shows off Hyrule Warriors. Zelda and Midna are now playable characters with a 2 player co-op that uses the gamepad.

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Oh man! A Bayonetta 1 remake that comes with Bayonetta 2!

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Next there’s the remake of Pokemon Ruby and Saffire.

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Zelda producer, Eiji Aomuma, talks about developed of the Zelda games and the new Zelda game!

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There’s a lot of environmental lighting in this shot. Clouds can cover light.

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Nice!

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Toad now has his own game, Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker.

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Yoshi’s Yarn has been announced as Yoshi’s Wooly World.

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Yoshi now eats strands of wool like spagetti, and eggs are replaced with yarns of wool.

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Co-op mode.

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Each player can eat each other and turn them into a Yoshi ball to get to high places by being thrown.

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Nintendo announces the NFC Nintendo figures. Called Amiibo.

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Smash Bros on WiiU will be the first game to support Amiibo for stat tracking and custom moves.

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Work is in progress for Amiibo support for Mario Kart 8/

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Nintendo didn’t quite announce a release date for the 3DS version of Smash Bros. But it looks as if it’ll have a lot of exclusive features over the WiiU version.

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There are three kinds of Mii fighter.

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Mii’s announced For Smash Bros for WiiU. Opened by Street Fighting Iwata and Reggie.

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I’m such a fan boy! I can’t wait!!!! lol!

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And there’s music! Is your body ready yet? 🙂

Another 13 minutes until it starts!

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Time Magazine got some images of Shigeru Miyamoto playing the next Star Fox game and two new titles named Project Giant Robot, and Project Guard.

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Here’s a talk I have with Dave Lanky before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Yeah, with the GameCube controller adapter coming out. Maybe Nintendo should think of putting GameCube games on the WiiU eShop!

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So, Sony’s conference ends. So let me talk a bit more about each announcement without me having to mash the god damn print screen key!

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Destiny now finally has enemies and more plot, making it a bit more interesting than before. But I’m sceptical about an MMO FPS game…

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Entwined looks cool. I Might get this if I get a PS4.

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Little Big Planet 3 looks amazing! Now featuring new characters and a foreground-background play mechanic. The new characters in my opinion really sells the game for me!

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Blood Borne is intrigued to me. From FromSoftware, it looks as if it’s DarkSouls, but in a 1666 plague ridden London theme.

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Now there’s gameplay shown of FarCry 4. There’s Multiplayer co-op, wing suits and battling elephants!

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Dead Island 2. A very unexpected announcement. No gameplay, but I would like to try it out!

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Magikca on PS4 is unexpected. I’ll need to see how a game that uses 8 keyboard keys and a mouse would work on a PS4 controller.

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Suda51’s next game, Let it Die. We only saw what looked like an acted, or FMV sequence. It looks like a gory MMO action game. It doesn’t look like a Suda51 game, there’s a lack of cel shading and crazy characters!

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Abzu looks pretty, very pretty!

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Speaking of more pretty, there’s No Man’s Sky. It’s got my attention, and I’m going to see if it’ll compete with Frontier’s Elite Dangerous!

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Oh yeah, Vita TV, I mean PlayStation TV got announced. I kinda wanted one when they announced it on Tokyo Game Show, and got disappointed when they said they had no interest in releasing it to the west. And now it’s coming out for . Nice!

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Grim Fandango Remake…  HELL YEAH!

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Kinda knew about Mortal Kombat X before E3. They showed off two new characters. Interesting, but I suck at MK!

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Metal gear V: The Phantom Pain. Next time show us some gameplay please…

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Batman Arkham Knight. I didn’t like the ending of the first two Arkham games, but look! Bat-freaking-mobile! And it turns into a tank! A tank with a rocket thruster on it! I might forgive this game!

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Uncharted 4. Don’t really care too much about it. I got put off by the first game. So yeah…

So, where’s FinaFantasy XV and Last Guardian!? As much as there’s been a lot of great announcements tonight, it does feel like there’s stuff missing. Maybe we’ll hear more later. I hope that these games get shown off. But other than that, Sony had a great conference, and I would get a PS4 and a PSTV in the future to play some of these games!

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To finish off Sony’s conference we see a teaser for the next Uncharted Game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. I’m not so keen on the Uncharted games because of those alien gorillas from the first game :/

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Cutscenes from Phantom Pain were shown off with some awesome music in the background. That’s one very bloody Big Boss!

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The Last of Us is getting a remake for PS4. Personally I think it’s a little too early to make a remake of this game right?

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There’s going to be a Ratchet and Clank movie. Do we need one? :/

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Here’s some pictures of the next Mortal Kombat game. Mortal Kombat X.

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Some cool news. Vita TV is going to get a western release, but renamed as PlayStation TV.

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PlayStation Now. Sony’s streaming service, will begin an open beta later this year.

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Now we get some numbers.

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1 and a quarter billion hours has been played on PS4! Dang…

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1 billion multiplayer Sessions! That’s a lot of Call of Duty!

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220 million shares! No wonder Twitch went bad! 😛

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And Youtube is coming to PS4. I thought that already happened!?

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Next we get Project Morpheus. Sony’s version of the Oculus Rift, and it’s playable at E3 with some demos.

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Sony joked about their Camera peripheral.

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We got some gameplay footage of Last Man’s Sky. Man this looks gorgeous! Elite Dangerous has some competition!

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From the guys who gave you Journey, Giant Squid, comes Abzu.

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OMG! A new Suda 51 game! Let it Die! A pS4 exclusive.

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We got videos of a bunch of games being published by Devolver Games.

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Holy Crap, Grim Fandango is getting a remake on PS4 and PSVita!

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Magicka 2 is coming out on PS4. Nice! But how can you play Magicka with a controller?

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Dead Island 2 got announced. I wasn’t expecting this! I actually played more of Dead Island than Skyrim! Shame there’s no gameplay though. But the video with the jogging dude is great! lol!

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Next there’s more Far Cry 4. But this time there’s gameplay being shown.

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Next we have BloodBorne. Could this be the next Demon’s Souls sequel but with a late 17th century London theme to it?

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Next is Little Big Planet 3. And I REALLY LIKE THIS!

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There are new characters like this dog-shaped character oddsock!

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And this far character,

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Swoop the bird

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Entwined is a pretty game that involves two origami dragons that are in love and each stick controls each dragon. It reminds me a lot of an XBox Live Arcade game.

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You can play this game as of tonight.

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Next is The Order 1886. This time showing off a bit of gameplay and cutscenes.

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Sony starts off with a pretty nice display of Destiny. It’s about time Destiny started to look interesting.

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PS4 owners can try out the beta on the 17th of July.

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However there is a special alpha try out available this Thursday for PS4 owners.

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As I watched a bit of IndiE3. I saw this awesome indie game called Pizzarian. A Shooter where you shoot pizzas, to deliver them, in outer space! Awesome!

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Here’s a bit of bad timing. I noticed this whilst watching the EA press conference. But there’s an online stream on Hitbox, and blogged on Tumblr, a show called “IndiE3”, a press conference made for indie devs. They sign up through email and their game is mention on the stream and blog.

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Personally I wish I knew this before the conferences, or maybe not have this during E3! But it’s a very interesting way to promote Indie games in an E3 manor.

You can check out the stream here on Hitbox.

And the Tumblr Blog is right here.

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So Ubisoft has finished their conference, we got to see a few interesting games, even though Aisha turned up. I’ll give her credit she didn’t have as many stupid jokes as before, though some were self insulting and didn’t do her any favours.

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Far Cry 4 looks kinda cool, although we only saw an FMV cutscene. We got to see the bad guy who appeared in the box art we saw a few weeks a go.

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Seeing single player Assassin’s Creed Unity was kinda cool. I really like the French Revolution theme.

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Shape Up could have been interesting. A fitness game that act like a video game has potential, but it just looks stupid to me.

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Valiant Hearts… I want this game now! Though I will say I wish I saw gameplay of it. I have no idea what genre it is. It could be a point and click adventure or a platformer. I have no idea. But I want it just because of the doggie! 🙂

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But yeah… Aisha… I still think you’re annoying. As I said before, she didn’t say or invent any silly hashtags. But she used a few semi-racist, semi-sexist jokes to herself which is almost as facepalm-able as before. Fingers crossed that she will be replaced next year.

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Ubisoft finished off with Rainbow Six Siege. Looks good if you’re into that, I’d rather play Hardline.

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23.53

Next up is Valiant Hearts. A game about World War 1 through the eyes of a dog.

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This little animation brought a tear to my eye.

23.50

Ubosoft shows off a game called Shape Up, a training game that turns working out into a videogame.

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Look’s like a Kinect version of Dance Dance Revolution.

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Here’s Multiplayer with push ups.

23.42

Next they showed off Gameplay. Unlike the Microsoft conference that was multiplayer, this was single player.

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23.33

Ubisoft shows off the next Assassin’s Creed, Assissin’s Creed Unity, based in the French revolution with a darker sounding version of Tears for Fears “Everybody wants to rule the world”.

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23.27

Aisha got to show off “The Crew”, Ubisoft’s MMO driving game where the whole United States of America is seemly rendered on Next Gen hardware. This was showed off in time lapse video.

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There’s a mission called Route 909 where players can drive coast to coast in real time. one hell of an endurance race!

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Can Aisha take those damn shoes off! :/

23.17

Ubisoft shows off Tom Clancy’s The Division again. Time to take a break…  …from Aisha’s bad jokes.

23.15

Ubisoft shows off that the new Just Dance game have Smart Phone connectivity for live mass multiplayer Just Dance dancing using a smart phone as a controller and Wii-Remote-like sensor.

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23.11

There’s going to be yet another Just Dance game. Looks like another game to excite my cousin…

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23.09

Ubisoft starts off with some Rabbids preparing the audiance as if the press conference is a film telling people about emtpying their bladder before watching, and having enough bandwidth to watch online.

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They start off showing off the first cutscene in Farcry 4, where you illegally enter a compound and get ambushed.

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And oh boy… Aisha’s back. Prepare for bad jokes and hashtags… :/

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20.57

Well, EA ended their conference. There was a bit too much sports in there, but what would you expect with EA right? Then again some really interesting games such as Criterion’s new extreme sports game and Battle Field Hardline has got me a little pumped. So well done EA.

20.54

Wow… I wish I had the video for Battlefield Hardline. But what I saw was awesome, and you can sign up to the beta for PS4 and PC.

20.48

The leaked Battlefield Hardline got shown at EA’s show.

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The game features a 32 player online team deathmatch that features driving and riding zip lines.

20.42

Dice showed off the next Mirrors Edge game. But I’m losing my connection to the streams so I only have a few images.

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20.38

EA announced a new MOBA game for PC and Mobile called Dawngate.

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20.32

Criterion, the creators of the Burnout series, announces a new game about extreme sports shows a very alpha looking videos showing off people leaping from helicopters and landing onto ATVs.

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20.22

EA Sports game, *Snore* lol!

20.20

The new Sims game looks interesting. But it’s still just a Doll house game…

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I wish I got the screen, but I just saw Kim Jong Un get eaten by a huge piranha plant!

20.17

BioWare hinted at the next Mass Effect game. But they mentioned a new game they uses some realistic environments.

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20.10

An actually artist comes in playing a cello, playing the music for the new Dragon Age game.

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20.04

EA’s conference begins with Star Wars Battlefront

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19.20

OK, time to kick back for a bit until EA shows their conference.

What do I have to say about Microsoft’s show. Well I enjoyed the fact that Conker is making a return, although it’ll be in a Little Big Planet style game maker. Ori and the Blind Forest looks very Limbo like with some very nice looking animation.

It’s interesting to see that Halo isn’t just going to remake one Halo game, but all four of the previous games on XBOne. Not my thing, but I think it’ll be great for the fans. Better than the Super Mario Bros Anniversary Pack any day!

Inside looks very Limbo/Another World. I’m hoping that this will get a PC release!

But as always with Microsoft, they had to show games I didn’t care about such as Call of Duty and Tom Clancy that I don’t care about.

Sunset Overdrive really peaked my interest! I just wished it wasn’t going to be an XBOne exclusive!

In general, it’s a better conference from Microsoft, but it doesn’t make me want to get an XBOne. Chances are these games will eventually hit the PC anyway 😛

19.03

And phew… That’s Microsoft’s conference done. A little interesting. Some exclusives but not too sure if I need an XBox One.

18.59

There’s a new Crack Down coming out, and it looks crazier than ever!

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I wished I could show you how to take down an enemy base by slamming a skyscraper into another! lol!

18.55

Oh! Platinum Games is showing off a game!

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It’s called ScaleBound. Where players can grow armour made of Lizard scales to battle giant sci-fi themed dragons.

18.39

The next Tomb Raider is being shown off.

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18.35

Well, Microsoft is showing off a a lot of Indie games. Interesting…

18.33

It’s called Inside. Another Limbo looking inspired games.

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18.32

What might this be?

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18.25

Microsoft announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Every Halo game on the XBOne.

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18.22

Another Halo…. Great…

Moving on…

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18.20

This looks very Limbo! Maybe Vipp will be interested in this! Ori and the Blind Forest.

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18.19

Just at the end of the Spark video. Conker from Conker’s Bad Fur day shows up suggesting that someone should make his next game!

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18.17

A new game, Spark, is being shown off for XBOne and PC. A build your own adventure RPG.

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It looks as if it’s Microsoft’s answer to Little Big Planet.

18.13

You can now play as the villain in the next Fable game. Placing monsters on a map.

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18.11

Fable Legends has been announced and shown off.

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18.08

Oh man, an update to Dead Rising with an online co-op arcade style online. And I saw a giant zombie Bison!

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Love the name! lol!

18.05

Oh Man! Sunset Overdrive looks great!

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Pretty much it’s Contra mixed with Infamous, Sonic, and the new Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare. I love what I’m seeing here. It’s so damn fast!

18.00

Another Dragon Age in the works.

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17.57

Devs talking about the first game they played, such as Missile Command and Space Invaders.

17.53

The Next Assassin’s Creed is based on the French Revolution. Beats pirates I guess! And there’s Co-op multiplayer.

17.52

Now this is interest… I heard of Evolve. But I had no idea it was by the guys who did Left 4 Dead. It has classes similar to that of Team Fortress.

 

17.47

Now They’re showing off Gran Turismo… I mean Forza 5 and a free Track.

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And there’s going to be a new Forza on Xbox One. Forza Horizon 2.

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17.37

Phil Spencer from Microsoft Shows off Call of Duty Advanced Warfare… *yawn*

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17.14

Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been hinted at on Twitch’s Pre-E3 show.

16.09

Even more Pre-E3 stuff! News Editor for Joystiq, Alexander Sliwinski, has made a humorous Vine on his way to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Had to remind us about what happened last year at Microsoft’s show.

16.00

Turns out that the Mario Kart DLC might actually be fake. Nintendo Fuse noticed similarities between the Battle Mode selection screen and a demo from E3 last year.

If you can’t tell, look away from the TV screen and notice the hands, shadows and display.

15.54

More pre E3 stuff. Twitter’s biggest Nintendo fanboy, @TiLMEN (A.K.A. Mister “U r awesome), found these pictures from a Nintendo booth to find something different in Mario Kart 8. It turns out that there’s going to be new DLC characters coming out and new Battle mode game types too. Looks like Shine Thief from Double Dash will make a return. Looks like I’m going to have my friend beat me at shine thief for the next 3 years… urgh… 🙁

13.58

A little early. But things going off at a bad start with some Pre-E3 stuff.

Shack News managed to release a video of the upcoming Sonic Boom game with audio, and man do these characters talk too much! Yes, Sonic does says “Hey look rings, nom nom nom”… Good grief…

Plus, why is sonic punching and kicking enemies this time!?

EDIT: Something weird is happening to embbed videos where you can only see the first 10 seconds before it forces to end. So I’ll provide a link to the video instead.

Hopefull this new “Mario Maker” wont be THAT bad! lol!

16.26

I just got off the VR machine. I bet Indie is hating this right now. BUt it was pretty cool. It’s called “Datyl Nightmare” and it’s a First Person Shooter where you shoot other players, but as there was only one machine, the other players were bots. After killing a number of enemies the teradatyl appears and swoops down to grab you, flies up and kills you by dropping you. You can shoot at the teradatyl, but it’s quick and not easy to shoot at.

I gave my camera to someone to take pictures of me whilst I was on it, but I don’t think he knew what to d with it as the only image on my camera was the preview display. Is a camera that hard to use?

The day is nearing a close, and I’ve had a lot of fun, I’ll be posting images soon.

15.45

I had a bit too much fun today, hence the lack of live blogs. I watched the Archer Maclean Q&A, as well as the Bedrooms To Billions Q&A. I got to play Head Over Heals 2, an Atari ST game that was released in 2009. I entered a Smash Bros Tourney, but unlike War Lords I wasn’t successful to get into the finals. As for Pickups I go myself a Switch-less MegaDrive region free mod for 7 quid, awesome.

18.28

Wow, I got really far in the War Lords Tourney! I beat the challengers but I didn’t beat the Champion. I so wanted his Gold Atari 2600 belt. BUt I won a Sega Master System 2 with games instead.

Speaking of Winning, I won a Luigi pixel bead art, it’s fairly big, can make a great beer coaster!

I keep going back and forth from the Scramble machine, to the Quantom machine. But Quantom got fried before I had a chance to play it, which is a big shame…

18.05

15.46

Update time. I’ve been buying a few games. I got a copy of Wipe Out on the Saturn, Donald duck on the Master System. I found an awesome “Space Age Joystick” for the 2600 that looked amazing, but the seller wanted 10 quid for it, which to be honest is a bit much. I spent a bit of time with Aidy sharing a beer over a game of Exerion on the Sega SG-1000, which is actually a really good game that’s a mix of Phoenix and After Burner. Then I got to go to the Oliver twins talk about the Dizzy adventure games.

13.26

OK, now I figured out this out, but check out the photos that I posted, I’ll be writing up about things in the next hour or less!

Well I got onto the train at 6am and I’m crazy tired. Not only did I my tickets last night and find them at 1am, but getting on the train was crazy as the doors slammed onto my rucksack (backpack to my American readers). So yeah. Doors eatting my bag and practically left the station a minute after arriving! I’ll be posting more as I get there.

23.54

Before I finish for the day, there’s a crap ton of people excited for this Smash Bros Tournament!

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23.52

Phew, that’s the end of Nintendo Treehouse’s event! Time to chill… I’ll be writing another analysis based on what Treehouse did.

23.42

Tezuka saw one level that he said he wouldn’t beat the level even if he tried 100 times!

23.40

The Treehouse crew make two very hard levels!

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Yes, FLYING Piranha plants! There are flying piranha plants in this game! D:

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23.35

The Treehouse Crew edits Tezuka’s level and asks him to finish the level, he has a hard with it!

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The Treehouse Crew edits Tezuka’s level and asks him to finish the level, he has a hard with it!

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Mr Tezuka made a level for the Treehouse Crew.

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Tezuka shows off a “Skinny Mario” based off a programming glitch in the development of Super Mario Bros. You can do this by picking up a “Skinny Mushroom”.

23.24

You can stack enemies.

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You can change the depth of levels.

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You can evaluate player moment with static ghosts to see how to improve a level.

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Stacked Hammer Brothers! D:

23.22

Next up is Mario Maker, at last! I love the Mario Paint theme in this game!

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Mr Tezuka makes an appearance to talk about Mario Maker.

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They build a very simple level just to show what you can do with it.

23.06

Nintendo Treehouse said that the way to win is to cover the most amount of “walk-able” area. Floors and Ramps, but Walls and other other objects don’t count.

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22.53

More Splatoon time.

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22.47

They talk a bit about comparing villians in Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. Ganondorf Vs Lu Bu. They said that Ganondorf would defeat Lu Bu.

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22.39

After repeating the map with Link, they become victorious!

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22.29

Eiji Aonuma talks a bit about fusing Zelda with Dynasty Warriors. He was playing a Dynasty Warriors game when Koei asked Eiji to make a crossover.

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22.26

Well done Treehouse, you lost! lol

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22.21

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Great Fairy and Majora Moon in Hyrule Warriors. I’ll admit, that was kinda cool! Using the moon the knock the dragon to the ground!

22.14

Up next we have Zelda Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover.

The Treehouse team starts off at the Twilight Castle.

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Oh man, the ReDead’s are back! D:

As far as gameplay, it’s typical Dynasty Warriors gameplay. Move and attack. It’s a bit of a mindless game, personally I wish that Zelda didn’t have a Dynasty warriors game…

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