Posts Tagged ‘3DS

09
Jun
11

playCAST Episode Eight: E3 2011 Special

All the major E3 2011 press conferences have occurred, and it’s time for your boys at playWISE to editorialize and grade how each company did. Spoiler: Ubisoft blew us away, and their conference should be used as a template for all following press conferences until the end of time — Mr. Caffeine FTW!  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 01:07 — EA presser shows off “Mass Effect”
  • 07:33 — Ubisoft presser with Mr. Caffeine
  • 11:38 — Microsoft presser with our thoughts and grades
  • 37:17 — Sony press conference with our thoughts and grades
  • 51:12 — Nintendo press conference with our thoughts and grades
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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07
Jun
11

Nintendo E3 2011 conference recap: Wii U unveiled

NintendoE311Conf - playwisegaming.comNintendo has finally unveiled their next console, WiiU. This is an entirely new hi-def console with a tablet controller that allows streaming game content. Read the highlights and our entire liveblog of Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference below. If you missed the press conference, you can watch it now on Gamespot.

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04
Jun
11

E3 2011 predictions and dreams: Nintendo

Nintendo E311 Predictions - playwisegaming.com
It always seems like Nintendo is the biggest wild card at E3. They can completely destroy all hope in their next console or wow everyone with the level of innovation they manage to pack into the hardware. As the oldest player on the block, Nintendo has the farthest to fall from it’s throne made of casual games and ancient franchises. Keep reading to see what playWISE thinks will, should and won’t happen at Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference.

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21
May
11

The quick skinny: May 15-21

quick skinny - playwisegaming.comPlayWISE doesn’t always have time to report on every piece of game news throughout the week. Unfortunately, there are some weeks we may not have time to post at all. Fear not faithful readers; this week we’re introducing a digest of all the week’s gaming news we deem fit for consumption but were unable to cover throughout the week. Read onward to the first installment of our “Quick Skinny.”

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04
May
11

playCAST Episode Seven: Kill Osama for yourself

PlayCAST is back after a brief hiatus. We get a little political in this edition, albeit rather briefly.  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 00:45 — 3DS impressions and headaches
  • 05:14 — Wii 2 speculation and rumors
  • 16:22 — PSN down along with SOE
  • 24:17 — The Witcher 2 excitement
  • 29:36 — Mass Effect 3 details,  novels, comic books, DLC and more
  • 46:00 — Crysis 2 thoughts and lack of servers
  • 53:46 — Portal 2 thoughts on singleplayer, co-op and “sequel-ness”
  • 64:22 — Osama bin Laden’s effect on games, and how you too can kill him
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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20
Mar
11

Experience the 3DS early with Nintendo’s 3DS demo kiosk finder

We may be just a week away from the official release of the Nintendo 3DS, but if you can’t wait to see what all the hub-bub is about for yourself, Nintendo has you covered. Behold the Nintendo 3DS kiosk locator, which helps you locate your closest Nintendo 3DS kiosk and give the system itself a try with your own hands and, of course, eyes.

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11
Mar
11

playCAST PAX special — Episode two: Mega64, Firefall, 3DS hands-on and more

Mega64 Rocco - playwisegaming.com

I got a chance to talk with Rocco of Mega64, chat with lead designer for upcoming massive online shooter Firefall and check out the 3DS in person. Check out the episode above and a moment of fiero below.

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11
Mar
11

PAX log — Friday part two

PAX aerial - playwisegaming.comLines, 3DS, Joystiq Podcast, SOCOM 4, Firefall and more

If I learned anything from my first day at PAX, it’s that people like to line up for the panels early…very, very early. Unfortunately, I missed four seperate talks that I was planning on attending because I didn’t get to the line early enough.

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10
Mar
11

playCAST PAX special — Episode one: cold, Boston, buildings and anticipation

Ben Wade, PAX East correspondent here. I’m attempting to create an episode of playCAST for each day I attend PAX East. Episode one is above for your listening pleasure.

While no one else from playWISE was able to join me for PAX, I am briefly joined by UF’s Ubisoft campus representative for this episode, and there is a likelihood he may join me for further episodes. I’ll admit it; the podcast is a little unconventional, given it’s recorded in pieces and not quite as professional sounding as our regular episodes due to time constraints, but we hope you guys enjoy it nonetheless.

Click through for a few accompanying pictures, including a weird leaning trash building — how can you resist that?

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03
Mar
11

Zelda smorgasbord: Skyward Sword trailer, later release date, Ocarina screens and mystery project

Several morsels of Zelda information were released during the San Francisco Game Developers Conference 2011 over the last few days, with the most recent being a brand new trailer for the latest Wii game in the franchise, “Skyward Sword.” While the brand-new, gameplay-toting trailer is quite a treat for Zelda fans, the accompanying news is certainly not.

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17
Feb
11

Nintendo 3DS will not be accepting Nintendo Point Cards, still wants your money

With the Nintendo 3DS launching in a little over a month, you might be thinking about stocking up on some Nintendo Points, the Nintendo currency that can currently be used to purchase content for the Wii and the DSi.  You might want to re-think that idea.

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11
Feb
11

Cave Story is being remade for the 3DS

No, the headline is not a typo. According to creator Daiskue “Pixel” Amaya, “Cave Story,” a 10-year-old game that has aged as gracefully as a fine wine, is currently being remade for the 3DS.

This certainly isn’t the first remake “Cave Story” has seen; its WiiWare release in 2010 featured improved graphics and character designs.

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03
Feb
11

playCAST Episode Six: The Showdown – PSP2 vs. 3DS

In the left corner, we have the son of the current reigning champ, weighing in at a 230 grams and sporting a glasses-free 3-D screen — it’s the 3DS! In the right corner, we have the underdog toting an additional analog stick and a back-facing touchpad — give it up for PSP2…er…NGP!

Ben Wade and Jeremy Lloyd are back in action and joined by the inimitable Jake Woodard. Tune in to hear them duke it out over which new handheld will be crowned gaming champion. Let’s get ready to portable!

Music Credit: Pseudo Kids

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29
Jan
11

playBACK episode three — NGP/PSP2, 3DS, 2010 sales slump, Portal 2, GDC, L.A. Noire

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26
Jan
11

Ocarina of Time and other major titles to miss 3DS launch window

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, broke the sad news to MTV yesterday that some major titles will not be released for the 3DS during the launch window announced at last week’s 3DS press conference.

“Mario, Zelda, all of those titles are coming,” said Fils-Aime. “From our perspective, we like to launch titles when they’re ready. And so they’ll be ready, they’ll be ready soon. Just not in that initial time period of late March to early June.”

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25
Jan
11

playCAST Episode Five: playWISE’s game of the year

It’s the podcast you’ve all been waiting for — the one where we reveal our game of the year! Well, even if you haven’t been waiting for it, it has undoubtedly arrived. Listen in to hear our deepest darkest thoughts on 2010’s best game. We also discuss some recent gaming news and give a few predictions for game happenings in 2011. Read on to see all the items discussed in the podcast.

Music Credit: Pseudo Kids

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23
Jan
11

PSP2 reveal on Thursday, may have 3G support

psp2 - playwisegaming.comJapanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting, according to Andriasang, that the next generation PlayStation Portable is slated to be revealed at a Sony press conference this Thursday, January 27.

The console, currently dubbed the PSP2, reportedly features 3G support, enabling players to download games and movies as well as software while players aren’t around wi-fi.  It will also have a larger OLED touch screen and a new processor to handle updated and high-resolution graphics.

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19
Jan
11

Nintendo 3DS to be released March 27 in the US, cost $249.99

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, hosted a live 3DS press event this morning in New York City to announce the details we’ve all been waiting for: an official launch date and price point.

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15
Jan
11

2010 saw industry-wide gaming sales slump

http://www.thelittlehousecompany.co.uk/news/august-home-sales-drop-I0044.htmAccessory sales soared in what was otherwise a fairly dismal sales year in the videogame industry, which saw an almost across-the-board slump in sales figures.
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09
Jan
11

Resident Evil: Revelations gets face time at Nintendo World 2011

This past weekend was Nintendo World 2011, and judging by the coverage of the event, they might as well have named it “Nintendo 3DS demo extravaganza.”  While some of your favorite names were there in full force, it is the newest edition to the “Resident Evil” franchise that truly shines.

Keep reading to see a video of the game in action.

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