Thursday, August 31, 2006

Yet Another DS Lite!

New DS Lite ala Winning Eleven! Sorry, Japan release only (for now hopefully).

Via GoNintendo

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New Layout!

The layout has been updated and cleaned up a bit. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wii Party Welcome Kit!!!!!











I just recieved the Wii welcome kit, and HOLY CRAPOLA, it had a BLACK DS LITE!!!!!!!! as you know, it won't launch here till next month, but i recieved it for being a Wii Ambassador!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!! there was also a cardboard imitation Wii controller, SIGNED by Reggie!!!!! here are some pics.....

Monday, August 28, 2006

Wii Party Contest!!!!!!


So we're almost done moving, just have to install our new sink today.The wedding is just 6 days away and now i'm getting nervous, for real......but that's not why you're here, right???? for all the people who are checking this blog for more Wii party info, i have a small announcement....... I'll be having a contest for the final 2 invites for the Wii Party here in chicago. It's not like i don't have friends to invite, but i've gotten so many emails and requests on this blog and elsewhere that i figure i might as well give the chance for a Hardcore Nintendo Fanboy in Chicago to attend, and the only thing he or she will need to do is..........Prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to myself and 2 other friends of mine that he/she deserves to go. Now, I'm not going to accept cash, or anything in exchange for this opportunity, all i want is a show of love for Nintendo. it can be anything from costumes, to a awesome collection, song and dance, anything that says " I want to go more than ANYONE else!!!!!" I won't have any more time after today to check up on this site, but i'll make my decision sometime 0n Friday September 8. Whoever wants to compete for the invites MUST meet me at Harrison Park, in chicago at 7 pm, with whatever you need to convince me. Remember, whoever wins MUST have a cellphone, email and a state-issued photo id (not for me, but for nintendo) the only prize is two invites for the Wii Party, so a couple can come and win both, or 2 individuals can win one each. I've never had to do something like this before, so i'm trying to keep it as simple as possible..... there will be ONLY 2 invites, so if you're not competing, don't come a-begging.........

Friday, August 25, 2006

aaaaaaahahhhhh


It's almost here.....less than8 days away........and I've begun to sweat bullets, for REAL.......This is not an admission of cold feet. I'm just starting to really freak out on everything that has to be done, and all the stuff i'm not aware of now that will pop out of left field soon.....Yeah, i'm not scared.....yet.....


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Download Texas Holdem' for XBLA for free!!!!



Yep, for the first 48 hours, the Xbox Live Arcade title Texas Holdem' will be free, free, free!!!!! Get the FULL game, with no strings attached, at midnight tonight!!!! This game look WAY better than any other online poker game for consoles, since i played World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour and Stacked, and this game's online features blow all three games out of the water. After the free period, the game will cost 800 Marketplace Points. anyone who waits till friday deserves to be slapped in the face with a porkchop.


A RAW porkchop.

[Update]
Start lining up, suckers..... i actually saw one of the people on my friends list buy it today....for shame, sir!!!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Red Steel Gameplay video

Here's a video for the Wii title Red Steel that shows a few glimpses of how the Wiimote will control. i know it's a edited video, but some of the gameplay they show is totally new.( to me, anyways....)


Use your PC to download and distribute Nintendo DS Demos


PocketGamer has a cool how-to that explains how to get free DS demos to your pc and then to you DS. it's a wii bit complicated, but nothing too hard.

Journalists are always bragging about the secret tech demos and videos they get to play at conferences, demos that are beamed around the show floors from Nintendo's servers for them to lap up with their limited edition consoles. Follow this guide to turn your home PC into one of those servers, enabling it to transmit games to your own DS for you to try out.


Go on, get cracking!!!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Exploring the Wii: Prelude to a Revolution

This video does the best job I've seen in breaking down what exactly the Wii is, and explaining all the elements of why it's so unique. a great primer for anyone who's still in the dark, and it gives a pretty good explanation on why Nintendo chose not to support HD formats.


Friday, August 18, 2006

WOOHOO!!!!! F.E.A.R. demo hits OXM!!!!


Just got the new issue of OXM, with a demo of F.E.A.R. and Lego star wars II!!! i'll post a impression later on tonight......

[Update]
So i just got through with the FEAR demo, and i've got to say, it's not as hot as the pc version. i know that noone really expected it to be better, but besides some really nice fire effects, it's pretty blah. there are some cool things that are unique to this game, that creepy little girl being the best part. it's just not enough to make me say "holy crap". maybe i'm just too jaded with the constant FPS conventions. oh well.....10 minutes is not enough to judge a game, so i might rent this when it comes out.....

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Wii tour update


So i just got an email from the Wii tour host from Denver. His alias is Nightram56 and he gives a more detailed telling of how he was contacted by Nintendo, apparently by the same person who contacted me, Megan. He asked her the question that I probably should have asked, " what games will be playable?"

Anyway, they can't tell me which games will be there, but Megan told me Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Warioware Smooth Moves, and some others from E3 will be present. This is so far unconfirmed by any othe source, but I'll take her word for it.

Check out his forum thread Here for more details of the Denver party.....

I'll have alot more time to blog about this in a few weeks. If you haven't noticed, this blog is called Endangered Gamer for a reason. I'm getting married Sep 2, and the wedding plans are consuming most of my free time. Rest assured, I WILL post as much info as I can as soon as I get it, but most of the in-depth info will be revealed AFTER the wedding. Thanks for being patient.

New Electrelane album


Yeah, it's been a while, but Electrelane has finally gotten around to releasing the b-sides to the first 3 albums. Live tracks are also included, and the disk will be released on Aug. 21st. I'm a HUGE fan of Axes, the last album they put out that was recorded live in it's entirety. very cool stuff. Stream the stuff from their Myspace page...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Meet the Chicago Wii Ambassador!!!!


Hell yeah, I can finally tell everyone that I was selected by Nintendo to be their Wii ambassador for Chicago!!!!! I'll be hosting a night, later this year, where there will be playable ( yes, I said PLAYABLE) Nintendo Wii consoles!!!!!! This is one of the best gaming related things that has EVAR happened to your humble blogger, and I am stoked at the chance to play with the Wii ( get your mind out of the gutter) before anyone else!!!!( besides all the developers, and game journalists, and producers, and promo guys, etc...) So how did this come about???? Someone at nintedo must have seen this blog, and decided that I'd be the man for the job in Chicago!!!! I'll be posting info as I get it, and will have a blowout with pics the day after!!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Metal Gear: Legos


Why didn't i think of this????

because i'm too busy getting married.

3 weeks and counting......

Via The New Gamer


Wii Launch lineup

J over at J's corner of Randomness has the skinny on the Wii launch lineup. check his post out for some info on titles and other details.

[Update]

Virgin UK Megastores are supposed to be getting a countdown clock for the Wii launch. here is the link to the story....

American Mcgee gives props to Wii, says PS3 and Xbox 360 will kill each other.....


In an interview for Computer and Videogames, American Mcgee (developer of Alice and the forthcoming Bad Day L.A.) has declared the Wii as the winner of gamer's hearts in the next generation battles......

In an extensive and forthright interview which will be appearing exclusively on CVG tomorrow, McGee, who's currently in the throes of releasing Bad Day LA as well as working on movie projects Grimm and Oz, responded to our question about the prospects for the next generation race by saying, "The only truly next-gen console out there is the Wii. Everything else is just a video card and processor upgrade." When quizzed further, McGee told us he thought that Nintendo would be the true next-generation champion for gamers adding, " I sense that Nintendo is going to capture the hearts of gamers while Microsoft and Sony stab each other in the neck for market domination. Nintendo is focused on innovation and games. The other guys are focused on making money."

Well said, sir. My opinion on the Wii has gone from guarded 0ptimism, to fanboy glee to quiet confidence in the last few months. After I delivered the internets first screenshots of Red Steel, I really started seeing the direction and scope of Nintendo's approach. I just hope all this hype actually leads to something, and that other developers besides Nintendo's first party guys and Ubisoft come up with some compelling games......


Saturday, August 12, 2006

Wii vs. PS3

This commercial will probably never run, but it clarifies alot expectations for the upcoming showdown between Nintendo and Sony. The two consoles are so far apart as far as specs go, so the only thing that really matters in the end is how good the games are and how much fun you have as a gamer with each console. I happen to think that the Wii will eventually prove to be the more innovative and "funner" console. The PS3 by comparison, will have all the bells and whistles, but seems to lack.....i don't know, soul or something. I'm hoping Nintendo wins, and gives Microsoft a good fight, too......


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wii launch details emerge, get shot down.


From a Spong post......

Price has been set at $229, somewhat higher than many had hoped and a price no doubt inflated by Nintendo on the back of Sony's $600 PlayStation 3 demand. A cynical, if totally expected, move from Nintendo which we predict will be turning a profit on every hardware unit from day one on sale.Two launch dates (territory unspecified) were offered - November 2 and November 12. It appears third-parties are working to two different sets of Nintendo-issued guidelines. At time of going to press, we have no idea which is the most recently issued.Two colour options will be available day one, Black and White. Other colours will follow during phase two of launch, probably after four months of general Wii release.According to IGN, an outlet that had published the mass leak only to pull it, presumably at Nintendo's request: "Nintendo has allegedly bumped production of Wii hardware to 5.5 million units by the end of the year, a significant upgrade to previous numbers. The jump is purportedly based on the positive reaction to Wii from press and industry analysts at E3 2006.

Great news, but i was hoping for a earlier launch, this date is too close to the release of Gears of War.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Halo movie director chosen!!!!!


Joystiq has a post up about the new director of the Halo movie, Neill Blomkamp. He's a South African commercial director, with numerous short films and commercials for Nike, Adidas, and some shitty bands. The cool thing is he's a techy kind of guy, or so his body of work seems to indicate. Transforming Citrons and cyborg cops in combat with rouge robots and the short film, Alive in Joberg, has a lyrical quality that is haunting. I'm suddenly excited for the 08' release of this film.











Alive in Joberg



Monday, August 7, 2006

aaaaahhhh

not sure what in the blue blazes is happening, since all the embedded Youtube videos have stopped working. as usual, i'll wait till someone else fixes it.

Favorite video is still unbeaten!!!!

yeah, it's still the champ!!!!

Mario In HELL!!!!!


This Flash video, found on Destructoid.com, takes our lovable Mario and puts him in some truly awful situations. Poor, poor Mario.

Friday, August 4, 2006

Yay for Castlevania!!!


One of the best games released for the Playstation One is coming to XBLA. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the inspiration for all the GBA and DS Castlevania games is coming to Xbox Live Arcade soon, possibly before the end of the year. I have fond memories of the moment i realized that the castle flips, and practically a whole new game opens up towards the end of the game. Side-scrolling at it's finest. This, and the recently released Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting really brings me back to the poo-poo 1990's.

More Wii goodies

check out this E3 trailer for the new Wii games coming out soon.



Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Super Smash Bros. Wii

yeah, i'll end up getting nintendo's new console to school a few friends at some older games, as well as new ones like this update to super smash bros. Gil, i'm coming to get YOOOOOOUUUUU!!!!!


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