An actual news clipping from a newspaper. Although it kinda has a sucky name: 'The Daily' what kind of name is that for a newspaper? It's like it was made up by a 5 year old kid sat on a goat, wearing a leather jacket, a shotgun in his right hand and a Cuban cigar in the other.
Moving on. WiiWare.
That word is going to now have a meaning. Read this press release. Or not. It's quite lengthy.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 27, 2007 – The search for the next ingeniously ground-breaking video game has begun. At a private developers conference this week, Nintendo announced the introduction of WiiWare™, a game-creation service that will allow developers large and small to create new downloadable video game content for sale by Nintendo through the Wii Shop Channel of the hot Wii™ home video game system. WiiWare paves the way for smaller, more creative games to make their way to the public at lower prices, without any inventory risk to developers. The first WiiWare content will launch in early 2008.
“Independent developers armed with small budgets and big ideas will be able to get their original games into the marketplace to see if we can find the next smash hit,” says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “WiiWare brings new levels of creativity and value to the ever-growing population of Wii owners.”
The possibilities for WiiWare are limited only by the imaginations of developers. WiiWare provides game creators a simple method by which they can get their games to the public. This approach, combined with the remarkable motion controls of the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™, will give birth to fresh takes on established genres, as well as original ideas that currently exist only in developers’ minds. The reduced barriers to development provide developers the freedom to create and an inexpensive, clearly defined path to reach consumers who will ultimately determine which game will become the Next Big Thing.
WiiWare will be posted on the Wii Shop Channel. As with current Wii Shop Channel offerings, users will redeem Wii Points™ to download content. It will support a variety of pricing options. Details about that and upcoming projects will be announced at a later date. For more information about Wii, visit Wii.com.
From the 'Nintendo Press Room'
It will be awesome if this is all free and normal people (like you) can build their own games etc. Clearly, I never read it. But I think I got the gist of the article *feels smug*
But 2008?! That sucks.
Also this video has been floating around the interweb for a while (specifically YT) but I had a little 10-day hiatus, remember? So don't blame me. Blame the... er... political leaders. Yea, do that.
Nice and simple. It's amazing how such simple concepts for videos can become so big (well not massively, gargantuan big - but still quite big) on the net. That is why the internet is awesome.
RUG BURN!!! XD
Next up. Just a quick word about ManHunt 2.
A quick synopsis. 'Manhunt 2 is a video game developed by Rockstar Games and the sequel to 2003's Manhunt. The game was scheduled for release for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in July 2007, but has been temporarily suspended by Take-Two following rating rejections in the UK and Italy, and an AO rating in the United States.' - In one sentence. Pretty uber-violent.
At least I think so. I haven't played it myself. Duh. You can see how gruesome it is by the boxart. It has an eye on. Yes, very scary indeed. Well, actually a pretty demented eye. And is that the swastika I see in the iris?
My view on this situation: Leak it. Change it so it works on PCs and leak it onto the internet. Then it will become a huge success and Nintendo & Sony will be smacking themselves for missing such a big investment opportunity. Or just forcefully release it onto shelves anyway. Although I'm thinking jail sentence because of that. OR kill everyone. I like that idea better and I haven't even started playing the game.
Now for the bit you've all been waiting for!
*drum roll please*
The continuation of the story. From my point of view. As Gavin has posted his.
So anyway, I recall saying something melo-dramatic like: 'I'll get you back... somehow. Even if it costs it my life.' Just imagine a cool guy pose coupled with that and you have a lady-killer right there. Anyway, read on...
After the incidents of the attacking trolfs, I had a restless night. Gavin was haunting my dreams (in a none-gay and none-wet way; you sick b*stards). I heard the line repeated over and over again inside my subconsciousness: 'You killed me... YOU killed me! It was you...' Often this was followed by: 'Oh wait, it was the mega-ultra chicken. No wait, it was you.' And finally he ended with: 'I'll have to piss on my clothes now... like in that movie...'
I woke up, exhausted. The nightmare still fresh in my head. The rain pitter-pattering at the window. There was a storm brewing... And I am going to be the person who starts it.
Or Gavin. Either way, those guys are screwed.
I donned an awesome black ninja suit - which I got from the time we trained with the spider clan of ninjas; good times - pulled out my dual katanas and dualies. And started on the
Anyway, we set off. First we returned to the scene of the incident. The bush. DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNNNN *dramatic music ensues*
Conveniently, the inter-dimensional portal was still there. I remember thinking: 'Ha. They forgot to close it.... or don't know how... This kind of convenience only happens in stories... COOL! Maybe I'm a protagonist in a story. Or co-protagonist if Gavin is one too.'
It looked quite eerie. It just had an ominous feeling to it. A feeling of absurd power, uncontrollable by man. Even the trolfs couldn't have this sort of unimaginable power. I enter not knowing what would happen. I touch the swirling blackness. I could still see the place around me, yet - it was dark. Like a visor had been put over my eyes. "I can't turn back now." I leap through. With Gimely close behind. His sharp razor penguin fangs shining in the opaque darkness. *gulp*
I open my eyes to see... nothing. Well, a barren desert. Desolate. Wait, in the distance. There on the horizon, I point towards it. Gimely seems to have seen it as well, despite his smaller stature. Suddenly Gimely looks up, then down. And all around. Nothing happened in this split second. Then a few seconds later, nothing happened still. Gimely speaks briefly: 'Gavin, that way.' He points towards the far speck on the horizon.
'WOAH WOAH WOAH! You can talk? Why didn't you tell me that before.'
We ran as fast as we could (or shunpo'ed [learned that from shinigamis] - wOOt) towards it. Drawing closer by the second.
Don't worry Gavin. I'm coming.
We reach the place, in double-quick time! There standing -somehow- aggressively was a door. A giant door. Taller than what I have seen before, and I have seen a lot of tall buildings. It just stood there, unmoving obviously, in the middle of this desolate place. Nothing to the right of it. Nothing to the left. Despite it's tallness, it was quite narrow. How can this thing even stand? We walk round it to see what was on the other side. Nothing. 'Very strange...' Gimely said. Startling me in the process. I stood parallel to the door. Seeing it right down the side. I take a small step to the left and it disappears. Walk back, and it appears. What kind of devil's work is this?
That's all I have time for today. The contiuation of the story will come tomorrow. Hopefully. And Gavin's should also be contiuned. Maybe we will meet up. You never know.
I like where this is going though. I think this can be a permanent feature on the blog.
The Adventures of the
Dynamic Duo Awesomeness Ninjas Chicken Creme de la creme ... Er... maybe I'll think up a title later.