Archive for August, 2007

Metroid Mania.

So Nintendo is declaring August “Metroid Month”, which is fine by me for a lot of reasons.

Friday saw the release of a Metroid Prime 3 Preview Channel (with new updates sometime today), today was the launch of the NES Metroid on the Virtual Console, next Monday is Holiest of Holies Super Metroid, and right after this is Prime 3.

It’s been a lot of good for a few reasons: Nintendo finally saw fit to give a release date to an actual VC game, which is fairly shocking after all the mysterious run-around they usually give, and the Preview Channel marks something good for the future of Wii. I wouldn’t mind downloading new videos regarding upcoming games directly from Nintendo, especially since they’ve been so quiet on the Metroid front up until now.

At any rate, between Super Metroid, and my building anticipation for Prime 3, this should be an entertaining month for gaming. It’ll be interesting to see how a FPS (sorry… FPA. will handle with Wii’s control setup.

More soon, as always.

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Labels!

I LOVE this!

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Labels!

Here are three of my handiworks:

New Wii System Update.

Taken from GoNintendo.Com:

-Digital Clock added to the Wii Menu right under the channel bar
-Forecast Channel now displays the current condition (cloudy, raining, etc.) directly in the Wii Menu in the Forecast Channel box
-News Channel can now show 2 scrolling headlines at a time in the Wii Menu, 3 when you click on the button
-Message Board now has the “Today’s Accomplishments” message as a white message which allows it to stand out from other messages
-Address Book entries can now be shifted around using A+B but only to empty spaces. Not too convenient.
-Calendar in Message Board no longer shows “Today’s Accomplishment” only days as having messages
-Scrolling messages in the Message Board now uses a different sound

Wii Shop Channel Overhauled (Visual aesthetic is the same, changes made to organization and browsing methods mostly)
-New Welcome screen detailing 4 Recommended Titles and the points they cost (gone is the title screen bar that had linkable games). The title bar can be clicked on to bring up a list of 20 recommended games.
-Titles You’ve Downloaded was moved to the main shop menu
-New ways to browse
-Popular Titles (2 pages of 10 and includes launch games so not only based on recent info)
-Newest Additions remains the same
-Search for a Read the rest of this entry

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