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IGN Voice Chat Podcast Summary

By  •  Wii, DS

Voice chat is the new name for the Wiikly review. It also has a new day. (Thanks Alkaline for the Summary)

Summary

Smackdown vs Raw 2008
DS version
– Weren’t able to go hands on with it, but the DS version seems to be turning out great – just needs traditional control and fine-tuning.
– Developed by the makers of Rocket Slime. There’s actually an RPG system with an overworld system where you upgrade certain aspects of your character (eg: arm strength, leg strength, etc).
– Looks great – like No Mercy on DS. Phenomenal 3D models. Lots of cinematic stuff with the camera.
– Single-player only. It’s really only supposed to be an “RPG.” Matt thinks this might piss some people off.
– Needs traditional controls. Touch screen controls work alright but traditional controls really are needed.
– Also contains Create A Superstar for the first time. Hopefully this turns out to be the first good portable wrestling game.

Wii version
– Looks almost indentical to last year.
– Lots of motion used – control recognition has been refined. Uses a lot more motion than most Wii games.
– Still playing catchup, but this year there is over 30 new match types (eg: barbed wire).
– The wonky Success Mode is gone, replaced by Career Mode which is the same as what you will get on PS3/360.
– Online play for the first time on Wii. It will probably be quite bare-bones but it’s a start.
– Interactive entrances and finishes. Sounds gimmicky but it sounds like it could be fun. You can continue to beat your opponent even after a match.
– Create-a-finisher and some other PS3/360 content will not be in the Wii version. The Wii version is an entirely different beast.

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BUMP: May Nintendo Power Issue Summary- Trauma Center 2 (UPDATED with full Sumary)

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Lock Nation
-developed by 5th Cell
– real time strategy
– play as an archineer that builds weapons/forts to protect against an army of robots
– 2 minute time span. After 2 minutes, you battle the left-over enemies directly via touch-screen control

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 s
-Features Derek Stiles and Angie Thompson

-New operations, new story, new and old characters
-Plot focuses on GUILT aftermath and mysteries surrounding the virus
-Gameplay remains similar to the first game
-Some tools will have improved functionality (no word on any new tools)
-Easy difficulty setting for greater accessibility
-Summer 2008

We Ski
-Balance board compatible
-Remote + nunchuk used to gain momentum
-Turn remote/nunchuk left and right to steer if you’re not using the balance board
-Single player only with balance board, up to 4 players with controllers
-May 2008

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GameFly Top 5

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Nintendo Wii

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 2. Okami (Capcom) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 5. Baroque (Atlus)

Nintendo DS

1. Ninja Gaiden …
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This Months EGM Info and Rumors

In this Issue – SOCOM cover story. – Feature on downloadable games. – Small feature on recycled game ideas. – Previews: 50 Cent II, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, GTA …
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IGN Nintendo Voice Podcast Summary

By  •  Wii, DS

Just a reminder “Nintendo Voice” is the new name for IGN podcast.

Rock Band

– Coming out in June, 63 songs (5 exclusive), offline multiplayer, in stereo
– Missing important features – downloadable content, online – yet, still costs the same
– Basically a port of PS2 version
– Rushing the game

WiiWare

– Launching in Japan tomorrow
– Videos, interface, etc. will be available

Final Okami version in office

– 16 X 9 mode is perfect
– Runs at 30 FPS, sometimes dips
– Good, not better than Twilight Princess
– Better looking on Wii than on PS2

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The Sim Exchange Predictions For March

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March NPD Software Sales Futures (03/2/08 – 04/5/08)

Title Prediction %Change Army of Two (Xbox 360) 363K copies -0.03% Army of Two (PS3) 182K copies 0.00% Bully: Scholarship Edition …
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64 New Okami Screens
13 years ago

64 New Okami Screens

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Capcom Press Site

Just a little side, I hate Vista note. It took me forever to upload these files. …
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Official Okami Boxart
13 years ago

Official Okami Boxart

By  •  Wii

This is coming straight from Capcoms press site:

April Nintendo Power Summary

By  •  Wii, DS

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Mario Kart Wii

News
Fatal Frame: The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Wii, Tecmo/Nintendo)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness (DS, Nintendo)
New International Track & Field (DS, Konami)
Death Jr.: Root of Evil (Wii, Eidos)
Bleach: Dark Souls (DS, Sega)
Bangai-O (DS, Treasure)
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Wii, SNK)
Facebreaker (Wii, EA)
FFCC: My Life As a King (WiiWare, Square Enix)
LostWinds (WiiWare, Frontier)
WiiFit (Wii, Nintendo)

Wii Channels (WiiWare/VC coverage)
Major League Eating (WiiWare)
1080 Snowboarding
Adventures of Lolo 2
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Lords of Thunder
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
Harvest Moon
Operation Wolf

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Capcom Gamer Day Dated
13 years ago

Capcom Gamer Day Dated

Capcom gamer’s day is like a little Capcom E3, where Capcom shows off there titles coming out for this year, or the next. One of the big games …
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Okami Delayed!!

By  •  Wii

Taken from Gamespot.com:

In laying out its release lineup for the first half of the year in mid January, Nintendo gave the game’s fervent following happy tidings, marking Okami for …
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IGN Wiik In Review Summary
13 years ago

IGN Wiik In Review Summary

By  •  Wii

 Thanks to Milabrega for the summary: 

Okami:
-Full widescreen now
-No paper filter likely since they didn’t mention that

Biohazard 0:
-Japan only release right now
-Not a remake, not going to be running 16:9

Crap Games (Podcast Filler?):
-Agatha Christy = 4.9
-Kidz Sports International Soccer = 1.0 “A total turd”
-London Taxi Rush Hour = looks like a bad n64 game

MX Vs. ATV Untamed:
-Floaty, Frame rate is kind of weak

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New Poll: What do you think of Nintendo’s Pay & Play service?

By  •  Wii

Hey everyone, thanks for participating in our first poll this past week by voting for your “Most anticipated Wii game of 2008!”  We’ll be continuing to do our polls every …
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IGN Wiikly Review Podcast Summary

By  •  Wii

Craig:
HotD 2&3
-pretty much just a port of the Dreamcast 2 and Xbox 3. 60fps though
-stretched at 16:9
-great calibration.
-$30!
-new exclusive mode for one of the games, info next week
Sega Superstar Tennis
-actually looks pretty good
-at 60fps. chugs a bit during some of the minigames.
-really just like virtua tennis with the Wii remote and Sega characters
-DS game not as elaborate as the console games, barebones even, but still pretty solid
-no online for Wii or DS
-good if you’re bored with Wii Sports
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
-Craig doesn’t think it will do well.
-pretty darn fun
-Matt surprised how much he liked it.
-they’re all pretty confident that it’ll be good.
Mario Kart Wii
-visuals: not very pretty
-low poly, shiny texture passover, 60fps, great sense of speed, FUN
-played it for 10 minutes, didn’t really get the hang of it
-More analog than digital compared to excite truck
-finding the center is the biggest problem
-lots of opportunity for boost
-boost is changed to destroy snaking, works quite a bit
-2p split screen online

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How to Play Okami for Wii
13 years ago

How to Play Okami for Wii

By  •  Wii, Screens

Here is a screen shot showing how to control the Wii version of Okami. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Wii controls for this game, so …
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GDC2008: New Okami Videos

By  •  Wii, Videos

One note about Okami for Wii, Capcom confirmed that the game will run in 16:9 widescreen despite what IGN reported last week.

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