Friday, January 27, 2012

New 2D Mario SideScroller Announced

Mario Coming Back for another Sidescrolling Adventure

Nintendo has recently announced that they are working on a new 2D sidescroller Mario title for the 3DS. Since it's a 2D Mario sidescroller it will most likely be under the New Super Mario Bros. title.

Now they did say 2D Mario but that doesn't mean it won't take effect of the 3D screen, so there could still be some 3D graphics involved, but if any are added it would just be for show (most likely).

Now I love me some sidescrolling Mario, but the last one Super Mario Bros. Wii didn't do it for me (probably that one was designed for multiplayer in mind), although I did like the Propeller Cap power up (best flight power up ever).

Nintendo plans to release this new Mario adventure sometime in the next fiscal year, which is between March 2012 and March 2013.

Nintendo's Console the Wii U may be changing it's name

It seems a lot of people aren't liking Nintendo's choice of name for the Wii U, and it seems Nintendo may be doing something about it.

When Nintendo revealed the name at last years E3, they told people that they chose the name Wii U because they were hoping people would notice it better without being pushed away by how different it was(or something like that), but it seems it has instead confused some people. Some think that it's like some sort of add on for the Wii and don't know that it's a completely new console. This seems to be the same case for the 3DS as people think that's just a new model.

I actually have to side with changing the name of the Wii U. I know it's a new console to be released later this year, but the name really isn't good. I understand want they wanted with the name, trying to keep it simple and say that it's for the player (which is what the U stood for), but it doesn't have that new console sound.

So tell me, what do you think they should rename the console too?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hulu Plus is still coming to the 3DS

Hulu Plus is the network that allows you to watch many different TV shows online. It was supposed to have released a version where you could use it with your 3DS in late 2011, but it hasn't happened. They still say they would come to the 3DS, we just don't know when.

Two series that have been release on Hulu are, Super Mario Super Show and The Legend of Zelda the Animated Series. Although these two shows don't hold up well today they were great in their day. Super Mario Super Show was once the most watched cartoon in America, so if you haven't seen these shows give them a look see.

Super Mario Super Show                                        Zelda Animated Series

Monday, January 23, 2012

Nintendo Network may just be a rebranding of Nintendo Wifi Connection

For the past few days people were wondering what the Nintendo Network was and if it will replace the old Nintendo Wifi Connection with something better.

Well a Nintendo customer service representative said this:

     Nintendo WFC (Wi-Fi Connection) and Nintendo Network are one and the same. This is not to be confused with any other network or connection as our servers are integrated to one another. 

 So it now seems like this is just a re-branding of the "Nintendo Wifi Connection", though we won't know until we get an official word from Nintendo.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rumor; Nintendo Network to replace Nintendo Wifi Connection

Nintendo Network to replace Nintendo Wifi Connection

The Nintendo Network is supposedly the name of Nintendo's improved online service. It would replace the current Nintendo Wifi Connection for online gaming. Although I don't have much evidence but I believe it would be able to compete with the Playstation Network and XBOX Live.

Nintendo also plans to launch a website to go with the Nintendo Network to configure your personal settings. I'm not really sure what this means but it sounds like Nintendo is finally going to go to the next level of online gaming.

From what I heard both the 3DS and WiiU will be using the Nintendo Network.

My Love Nintendo youtube video intro sequance

Most youtubers and other video makers have intro titles for most of there videos and so I decided to make one for my new youtube channel. I plan to put this intro at the beginning of my videos I post on my channel and of course you will be updated here as well when I add new videos.

Wii U Dev Kits in Final Form

Wii U Dev Kits In Final Form

It has just come to my attention that the Wii U dev kits are now in their final form and are in the hands of developers. This means video game developers can now go at the games they are making for the upcoming Wii U at full force. They should also have a better idea of how the Wii U controllers work and how multiple ones can be used (if possible).

About six months ago we have heard there were some problems with the dev kits for the Wii U and now those issues should be fixed. Now it is only a matter of time before we hear more about the console and upcoming games.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kid Icarus Uprising (Coming Soon)

Kid Icarus has been a favorite game of mine for years, and other than a squeal on the Game Boy yours ago there hasn't been another Kid Icarus title for almost 20 years.
Kid Icarus Uprising Title

Now in a few months a new game in the series, Kid Icarus Uprising, will be released. However there seem to be a few people who are not liking the new game.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No Fix To Mario Kart 7, Maka Wuhu Glitch

(Update, they have since announced a patch to fix this glitch)

Nintendo's latest installment of the famous Mario Kart series known simply as Mario Kart 7 happens to contain a rather unappealing glitch. This glitch causes a huge shortcut in the Maka Wuhu track one of the courses under the Star Cup.
Metal Mario From Mario Kart 7 on the Maka Wuhu track.

Now I sometimes like glitches they can be pretty fun sometimes, this one is too easy to utilize and anyone who doesn't use it has pretty much no chance of beating someone who does. Now I would sometimes use such glitches in games but only for fun and never for a competition. However there are people who would use such a glitch and since Mario Kart 7 has an online mode I can't do anything about those that take this cheating shortcut.

Nintendo has since become aware of this glitch and I'm sure they looked into how to fix it. Unfortunately they have announced that they are not going to fix this giant shortcut creating glitch in Mario Kart 7 Maka Wuhu track. They have said that doing so would create a disadvantage to those that get the fix against the ones that don't.
Metal Mario starting to make an attempt at the glitch seen in Mario Kart 7 Maka Wuhu course.

Now since Nintendo announced this I guess some people are disappointed that it won't be fixed, but

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rumor: Nintendo Working On Two New Zelda Games Both For 3DS

The Legend of Zelda 3DS Duo?
It seems a rumor is spreading that the next Legend of Zelda game for the 3DS will actually be two games. These games will be similar to the two Oracle games back on the Game Boy Color (Ages and Seasons) at they will have some sort of connectivity to each other as those games did.

Now this is only a rumor the only bit of proof being the above image which a lot of people online can make easily. So we really don't have enough to actually expect anything as this may not even be real and my sources aren't even putting much stock into this.
I started with Zelda Oracle of Seasons. Which did you start with?

However, even though there is no real evidence I can predict a little how this concept could work, and it's actually an improvement over the Game Boy Color Zelda games in a couple ways.

First, better connectivity. This can be improved using the StreetPass ability of the 3DS.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

10 Future Nintendo Headlines in 2012

Come around children and I'll look into my crystal ball and foretell the future and Nintendo. Let's see how many come true before the end of the year.

  1. Customers Report Broken WiiU Controllers
I broke my WiiU controller just like I did my Wiimote.

It's already know that Nintendo will be releasing their new console the WiiU later this year but little did everyone know that customers start reporting that they have broken there controllers and televisions. Just like with the original Nintendo Wii.

  1. Nintendo computer virus outbreak
New computer virus in 2012 from Nintendo

We all knew Nintendo would rule the world someday, but who knew that they would start there invasion this year by launching a computer virus.

  1. Luigi Declares War on Mario
I knew it was a matter of time before Luigi turns evil

It seems no one likes Luigi and these days not even his brother Mario likes him. You may know that Luigi isn't on the Japanese box art for Mario Party 9, but as it turns out he's not in it at all. Well this happens to push Luigi over the edge and now vows for revenge.

Pros & Cons of the Zelda WiiU Tech Demo

I love The Legend Of Zelda always have. And at last years E3 when Nintendo showed off there new upcoming console the WiiU, they also showed off a interesting Tech Demo of The Legend Of Zelda in gorgeous full 1080p HD.

Now this Zelda is not a video game in any way so don't think of it as the next Legend of Zelda, but as what the next one may look like. It doesn't mean it will look like it, just that it could. Remember in when they showed a tech demo of Zelda for the GameCube and then we ended up with something completely different.

What we saw.
What we got