Posts Tagged ‘Wii

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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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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24
Feb
11

Video and text review — NightSky (PC)

“NightSky” is a new game from independent game studio Nicalis, best known for their work on the WiiWare version of “Cave Story.”

Those familiar with their version of Pixel’s masterpiece likely won’t find much familiarity in the world of “NightSky,” a puzzle-platform hybrid that demands mastery of the physics of a rolling ball.

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24
Feb
11

Okamiden demo available on Nintendo Channel

okamiden- playwisegaming.comCapcom’s second release in the Okami series, “Okamiden,” will be available for the Nintendo DS on March 15, but you can play it today. The well-hidden Nintendo Channel on the Wii holds the key to unlocking this painterly pearl of a DS demo.

Although the demo is disappointingly short, it certainly captures the essence of the game. It seems extremely similar to the PlayStation 2 version, but hopefully when the full game is released, there will be a few new gameplay elements to satiate even the strongest celestial-brush desires.

The full process for downloading the demo is detailed below.

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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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15
Jan
11

The Last Story shows more promise than Final Fantasy in new video

The Last Story - playwisegaming.comJapanese developer, Mistwalker studios, has released a new trailer for their latest Wii game, “The Last Story.” The studio is headed by Square Enix alumnus and original Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and he appears to be hard at work. Continue reading for more info and video.

 

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10
Jan
11

donkey kong country returns gains classic controller support through unofficial mod

As Ben so aptly stated in our review of the title, “Donkey Kong Country Returns” is a worthy revival of the Donkey Kong Country series that was a staple of so many households in the 90s. However, for many gamers this reunion was made somewhat awkward by Nintendo’s baffling decision to incorporate motion-initiated shake controls, which often made simple actions more complicated than would be ideal for the precise execution and timing demanded of the game.

The solution for gamers? Take matters into their own hands.

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04
Jan
11

playWISE’s most anticipated games of 2011

Most anticipated 2011 - playwisegaming.comIn order to celebrate this year in gaming, playWISE has featured several articles for the last few weeks detailing the most memorable games of the year. We’ve talked about our biggest disappointments, the best hidden gems and gave our picks for personal favorite games of the year.

Alas, 2010 has come to an end after the release of quite a few solid games, and it’s time to see if 2011 can conquer it. Read onward to find out what titles we’re looking forward to the most in the coming year.

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28
Dec
10

playWISE’s hidden gems of 2010

hidden gems of 2010 - playwisegaming.com In order to celebrate this year in gaming, playWISE will be featuring several articles in the next few weeks detailing the most memorable games of the year. So far we’ve talked about our biggest disappointments of 2010.

With hundreds of videogames being released year after year, it’s difficult to find out about all of them, let alone get a chance to play them. Below are some of our favorite games of the year that were either overlooked by many gamers or were quite literally hidden.

Read onward to learn about the best games of the year that you never heard of.

Check back on Friday Dec. 31 to see our picks for top games of 2010.

 

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24
Dec
10

playWISE’s biggest disappointments of 2010

Disappointments of 2010 - playwisegaming.comIn order to celebrate this year in gaming, playWISE will be featuring several articles in the next few weeks detailing the most memorable games of the year.

2010 saw the release of some of the best gaming experiences to date. Unfortunately, these great games did not come without their share of black-sheep brethren.

Below are a few of the playWISE staff’s biggest disappointments of 2010. Keep in mind that we’re not saying all of these games are 100 percent terrible, but rather, they were created in such a way that left us desiring more from these well-known franchises and developers.

Check back on Tuesday Dec. 28 to see our opinions on the best unknown games of 2010.

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04
Sep
10

Game store to hold 3-day Smash Bros. tournament

Independent Gainesville videogame retailer,  R.U. Game?, will be holding a weekend-long tournament for “Super Smash Bros.” from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 with cash prizes for first, second and third place.

There is an entry fee of $10, and the top three players will receive a percentage of that money. First place will get 50 percent of the total pot, second place will get 35 percent and third place will get 15 percent. Of course, the more people that sign up the higher the cash payouts will be.

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