I'm almost caught up on the news I missed posting for the last few days.. Sorry its taken so long, i've been busy playing around with our new DSi. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have everything caught up. Have a good night everyone!
You're going to be able to print out your own AR Cards if you loose the ones that come with the 3DS system. This is what happens when you make larger cards. I have a feeling there is going to be some interesting photos pop up when this thing finally comes out.
Did you know that some retailers in Hong Kong are already selling the 3DS? It's been out there for a couple days now, and it looks like there was some skimming of retail units meant for Japan. Currently, the system is selling for HKD$3400 (USD$436).
Nintendo is now saying that gamers should take a break every 15 minutes if they're viewing 3D on the 3DS. Capcom has also implemented a message in Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition that states "A ten minute break is recommended every 30 minutes." I don't think many people followed the Wii suggestions, and I'm guessing the same thing here.
In one classroom of 35 7-year-olds, there is only one child that is getting a 3DS on launch day. It seems that the other children aren't getting them because their parents are worried about arguments between younger siblings that shouldn't be viewing the 3D. On top of that, they're also worried about the 'hassle' of Nintendo's 15 minute break suggestions. Is this a small indicator of trouble that rests ahead for Nintendo?
Finally, some retailers in Japan are still keeping quiet on how many 3DS units they're going to get. When called and asked, most shop employees said that the numbers are still up in the air, and they aren't quite sure what they'll receive. You and I know that's bull, but it looks like retailers are trying to keep things quiet when it comes to initial shipments.
February 25, 2011: FDG Entertainment is happy to announce its popular game Bobby Carrot Forever, heading to WiiWareTM. The development state is at nearly 100% and the game will be submitted to Nintendo® shortly. Bobby Carrot Forever offers 15 hours of fine puzzle adventuring with over 70 levels included and even more available for download as Add-On content. More details will be revealed soon, meanwhile please lean back and check out the first gameplay trailer and screenhots.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - (Business Wire) Let the games begin! THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced the planned April 12th release of a fast-paced, party-style video game inspired by Fox's upcoming animated 3D movie event RIO, its comedic and heartfelt characters, infectious energy, and inspiring music. From Blue Sky Studios, the makers of the blockbuster ICE AGE film series, RIO arrives in theaters everywhere on April 15. The video game will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, and the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are pleased to confirm that Virtua Tennis™ 4 for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Wii™ will hit stores across North America on May 10, 2011.
As spring hits and tennis fever takes over the world, top tennis stars warm up and head for the courts to battle it out and be crowned No 1. Relive the tension and excitement with Virtua Tennis 4 by taking on the likes of tennis heroes Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Porto and Caroline Wozniacki. Experience the same intense drama as you build up your Match Momentum gauge, and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence.
Virtua Tennis 4 takes the series to a higher level of realism with the PlayStation®Move, MotionPlus and Kinect™ compatibility, pushing the tennis genre forward yet again. Exciting new features such as a refreshing World Tour experience means every decision you make both on and off the court will affect your path. You'll never experience the same career twice!
For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com/virtuatennis4
It looks like GameFly had their listing partially right and partially wrong. Developer Frame Studios has confirmed that Gem Smashers is indeed heading to Wii, but the DS listing was a mistake. The truth is, the title is actually heading to the 3DS instead. No word on when these games are going to launch, but it's always good to see more 3DS support as the weeks roll on.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy, stars of the mega-hit comedy series iCarly, go head-to-head as video game rivals in Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie, Best Player, premiering Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The two-hour, primetime movie follows Quincy (Jerry Trainor) and Chris (Jennette McCurdy), two online video game junkies who inadvertently learn that the real world can be just as exciting and rewarding as the virtual one.
“They think it’s a good idea to give the kids something to do. Winter is so long, and they can be inside for so long. What it does is get them up around and moving. It’s not video games, and you have board games, but you can lose pieces. You can buy more, but mainly it’s the interaction of the kids and that they are up and moving.” - Susan Harrison, school board president
---------- I'm sure Daemion would love for his school to get a bunch of Wii's to play with during the winter. We've actually been thinking about asking his teacher if we could bring in our Wii on a special activity day, but we need to grab a few more controllers first. We only have two of each wiimote/nunchuk/classicpro controllers and one wavebird. I'd hate for the little guys to miss out on some good 4-player action while playing. Hopefully i'll have the extra controllers before the end of the school year. Wouldn't that be a great way to end the year?