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....Left testicle....
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thekitchensink said:


The GamePad has a built-in Gyro sensor, and you can also use Wii Remotes.  What's worth noting is that it only can use Wii Remote Pluses (which have the MotionPlus built in) or regular Wiimotes with the MotionPlus attachment.  This means that shooters (and other motion-controlled games) will use the far-more-accurate Gyro controls instead of the pointer.

Also, if you don't like motion controls, the GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller are very comfortable and should suit you just fine.


Who told you that? Nintendo's site clearly lists ALL Wii controllers and attachments. Plus and non plus.

From Nintendo's site, notice the OR:

Other Controllers

The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.



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Site updated with a new character and trailer

http://www.square-enix.co.jp/bdff

[it's real, but it's just some excuse for you to listen to the wonderful main theme this game has]



VicViper said:
spurgeonryan said:
Developers seem to have become masters of making 2D games these days. I highly doubt they will let us down too much. Maybe not on par with a recently Mario or Rayman game, but it should do well!


To me developers became masters of 2D the day they made this, in 1996. No game survived more the test of time than these

Metal Slug sprites also have possibly the best animation in the business, outside of 2d fighters. 

(Not sure if these show up on here, but here goes)

 

The sprite sheets for these are just mindblowing. True achievements. 

Sorry if OT :x



Have not been on the PC in a while, so it is time that I add some news to this news thread.

 

 

 

 

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Gotham's Icons trailer


 

 

 

Animal Crossing 3DS still in the works
Many, many people were upset that Nintendo didn't show off more of Animal Crossing 3DS at their E3 2012 conference. What does Reggie Fils-Aime have to say about the game? "Animal Crossing is a game that is in development." That's all the man gave us, but it's better than the game being canned...right?!

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MonkeyPaw down for bringing unlocalized DS games to 3DS eShop, Gaijinworks against it
A portion of a GamerTell interview with Monkeypaw Games’ CEO John Greiner and Gaijinworks CEO Victor Ireland...

GamerTell: Would you ever consider going to the 3DS eShop to bring over some DS games we didn’t originally get in English?

Ireland: I’m not against it.

Greiner: I am. Forget it. No way. Everything Nintendo is really, really tough and they haven’t been aggressive on the digital download side yet. We keep talking about it, but until I see action, no. I mean, it’s going to take a while.

Look how long Sony’s been at this. They’ve always been playing catch-up, but they’re always really aggressive. They’re always talking about the PlayStation Network. They’re always trying to include more. They’ve done a good job, but they’re still in second place and they still have a long way to go. However, the effort is there. We want effort. We want big strides so we can really have confidence when we bring titles over.

So sorry to be negative, because I’m negative about almost nothing.

Ireland: See, he’s the one who has to deal with that. I’m not against doing the games, but the business side definitely has to make sense.

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Etrian Odyssey IV, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Rune Factory 4 - more detials
Etrian Odyssey IV

- new class that uses a gunblade as their primary weapon
- use skills like Flame Drive, which deals slashing and fire elemental damage to an enemy
- Accel Drive slashes a monster and ignores defense attributes.
- these skills cause the gunblade to overheat for a certain number of turns
- reduce this by using attacks like Slash Edge and Impulse Edge
- these moves recover a bit of TP

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

- Edea Lee grew up in a strict Eternia family
- she is 15 years old with a strong sense of justice
- she was ordered to crush the rebellion and capture Agnes
- Edea changes sides and joins Agnes’ group

Rune Factory 4

- build up affection levels by talking to a character every day
- it also helps if you're giving him or her presents
- eventually you'll be able to confess your love and the other person will accept
- confirmation of this love changes small things, such as how you address each other
- large things change as well, such as extra events
- these include quiet time together by the lake to the character awkwardly trying to hold a conversation with you
- invite your lover on dates
- dates include a ride on an airship together
- eventually you can “deepen your relationship with skinship”
- each of the characters also has a pajama
- eventually get married and have a kid
- take your kid out on adventures
- Porcoline Toule Viviage is a wandering chef with some skill
- he chows down while he cooks
- his efficiency is amazingly low
- he's also a kind person who helps those in need

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ESRB - last week's updates
Balloon Pop Remix (3DS) – E
Fractured Soul (3DS) – E10+
Thundercats (DS) – E10+
Jewel Master: Cradle of Persia (DS) – E
Rabbids Rumble (3DS) – E10+
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii) – E10+
To-Fu Collection (DS) – E
Everyone Sing (Wii) – T

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Signs of some wii life and some DS life! I have forgotten all about Fractured Soul, but I think I was getting it confused with Heroes of Ruin.
                                                                   

Nintendo UK picks up Kim Cattrall to promote Super Mario 3D Land

"The new campaign is all about women having fun. Kim Cattrall is an inspiration for women of all ages; she's attractive, successful, intelligent and knows how to have fun. Plus, she is a genuine fan of Nintendo! We are really excited to have her involved in our new campaign." - Vanisha Kavia, Junior Product Manager at Nintendo UK
"It has been fabulous to work with Nintendo. I have been playing Nintendo games for years, have often gifted them to my family and have fallen in love with the new Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario 3D Land. I think it's really important for women to take time out to play and Mario games are so much fun. An added bonus is that my nephew thinks I am the coolest aunty." - Kim Cattrall


Thanks to Derula for the heads up!

 

Does she keep calling him Maareo?



Sal.Paradise said:
VicViper said:
spurgeonryan said:
Developers seem to have become masters of making 2D games these days. I highly doubt they will let us down too much. Maybe not on par with a recently Mario or Rayman game, but it should do well!


To me developers became masters of 2D the day they made this, in 1996. No game survived more the test of time than these

 




 

Metal slug sprites also have possibly the best animation in the business, outside of 2d fighters. 

(Not sure if these show up on here, but here goes)

 

The sprite sheets for these are just mindblowing. True achievements. 

Sorry if OT :x


I dislike "graphic kings" for that

15 years later those things are still impressive - that's like a century in video game time. Not so much most graphic kings when they are realistic...

*btw, that alien is from SNK vs Capcom 2, look how even it is less impressive than the Metal Slug ones - but it's still great sprite work.



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Sorry about the Autoplay, I did not make it on purpose this time. Also, yes Sal those sprites worked well.

 

 

 

Activision strongly hints at more Wii U support
"We take out time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don't have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U." - Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg
"I think it's interesting to think about all the platforms. Just in general, that's part of my job as a studio head, working with Activision on assessing where our creative can live. How can people experience it? We obviously have been a Nintendo developer for many years and have created many Call of Duty games on the Nintendo platform. [Wii U] is clearly a more powerful platform than its predecessor and... they have obviously a unique controller and interface.

And they announced a Pro Controller which appears to be a controller that would be really good for first person shooter games. It just so happens that's what we specialize in. So that's an interesting development and then they have that touch display device and you think about the kinds of things you might be able to do and - without getting into specifics - I absolutely have given it consideration and thought. We're game developers and it's a new piece of hardware and technology, so we're always thinking about that stuff.

It's difficult to say because it's something we're not talking about. I'm intentionally being elusive because we're not talking about it!" - Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia


Listen, we already know that Activision is supporting the Wii U. Skylanders: Giants is on the way, and earlier today we got confirmation on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Why does the company insist on still being so secretive?

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3DS eShop charts - June 11th
Software

1. Donkey Kong
2. Super Mario Bros.
3. Bird Mania 3D
4. Colors! 3D
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
6. 3D Classics: Kid Icarus
7. Cut The Rope
8. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure
9. Game & Watch Gallery 2
10. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
11. Pushmo
12. Photo Dojo
13. Plants vs. Zombies
14. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
15. Art of Balance TOUCH!
16. Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
17. Brain Age Express: Sudoku
18. Rayman
19. Kirby’s Block Ball
20. Super Mario Land

Videos

1. Nintendo Show 3D: May 31, 2012
2. New Super Mario Bros. U Trailer
3. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Video
4. Nintendo Direct: June 3, 2012
5. Nintendo All-Access Day 1 Update
6. Kingdom Hearts 3D Trailer
7. Rayman Video
8. ZombiU Trailer
9. Rayman Legends Trailer
10. Batman Arkham City Armored Edition Trailer
11. Heroes of Ruin Trailer
12. E3 Presentation
13. Pikmin 3 Trailer
14. Transformers Prime: The Game Trailer
15. Just Dance 4 Trailer
16. Scribblenauts Unlimited 3DS Trailer
17. Rayman Origins Video
18. Scribblenauts Unlimited Wii U Trailer
19. Wii U GamePad Overview
20. Assassin’s Creed III Trailer

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Random Time! - Code of Princess' NA boxart sure is old-school


Looks like Amazon may have crossed a few wires when posting up the Code of Princess boxart. Let's hope they manage to fix this one! Thanks to Jeremy for the heads up.

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Nintendo launches search to find Britain's Fastest Mario Kart 7 Family
11th June, 2012 – Things are really heating up this summer as Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS fever looks set to sweep the Nation. Nintendo is on a mission to launch Britain’s biggest family gaming tournament as they search to find Britain’s Fastest Family with Mario Kart 7, the fun, family racing game.

Whoever is crowned Britain’s Fastest Family will become the proud owners of a stunning new Honda Jazz Si* – not to mention a limited edition Mario Kart 7 trophy and a host of other incredible prizes. With all this to race for it is time to get practicing!

The Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family Tournament will run across England, Scotland and Wales offering all Mario Kart 7 fans the opportunity to compete to get the fastest race times. Regional heats will take place throughout August but only the fastest will make the cut and gain a seat at the grand finale in October to be in with a chance to claim the car, title, trophy and incredible prizes.

Family ties will be tested to the max as the competition is to be made up exclusively of family teams. Young and old family racers alike will join forces to see off the intense competition via a mix of blistering speed and ruthless strategy. Expect no-holds-barred racing as Mario Kart 7 offers the ability to glide over the track as well as speed on the sea floor as you race underwater, all in glorious 3D.

Stay tuned for more information on how to take part as well as details on incredible prizes please visit www.nintendo.co.uk/mario

In the meantime get racing at home to select your fastest family members to enter to give your family the best chance of claiming victory. Whether it’s your dad, mum, or even your grandma, give everyone a go in the driving seat before entering the tournament.

For the ultimate winner awaits a new Honda Jazz Si, combining space, versatility and economic running costs with sporty suspension and styling. Its 1.4 i-VTEC covers long distances effortlessly whilst carrying the entire family – offering an incredibly versatile car that’s also fun to drive.
For more info on the Jazz range visit: http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/jazz/

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Pachter says Wii U must be $300 or less to succeed, baffled by SING
"The console must be priced below $300 to succeed, in my opinion, and best at $249 or less. Nintendo is intent upon repeating their success with the Wii. While I agree that the Wii U controller is sufficiently novel and different from traditional controllers, I am not sure that there is a killer app that will drive Wii U adoption the way Wii Sports did for the Wii. At E3 I was not particularly impressed with many of the games, and in particular found Sing baffling. I don't understand why I need a tablet to read Karaoke words rather than reading the words on the TV screen instead." - Michael Pachter

I really don't think the Wii U is going to be more than $300, but I guess it all depends on what Nintendo puts in the box with it. As for SING, I don't think it's a huge deal or a major change to karaoke games, but I thought the Wii U GamePad for lyrics was a nice touch.

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Release Date Announced

Mickey and Oswald are coming to consoles in November 18 of this year. Disney Interactive formally announced the release date for the next installment of the Epic Mickey series. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two promises 2 Player, split screen co-op, allowing players to play as either Mickey or Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

The game will be available on the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

                                                                                 
More to come.


Off-screen Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition footage

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Time! - Smash Bros. Fight Club Trailer


 

 

 

 

 



VicViper said:
I dislike "graphic kings" for that

15 years later those things are still impressive - that's like a century in video game time. Not so much most graphic kings when they are realistic...

*btw, that alien is from SNK vs Capcom 2, look how even it is less impressive than the Metal Slug ones - but it's still great sprite work.

Oh I think there's space for both, I was looking at early HL2 footage and am still impressed at how similar it seems to games 8 years on, both physics and aesthetic wise...I'm glad we have pixel and polygonal graphics to choose from, and everything in between!



hey Brian, are u interested in Heroes of ruin?
i hope the multiplayer is not region locked xD
im getting it this friday

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Who is Brian? My Step son is Brian, and he got the 3DS, but does not like it. ?He just plays league of Legends. So I am the one plays it. Yes I am interested in it after Vic Viper promoted it. Cannot wait for Demo, if it comes.