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The future for the Wii

It’s been a few months since Nintendo has released the all new Wii U upon the world. Replacing it’s old console flagship, the Wii in the process. While it remains to be seen what the long tern future holds for the Wii U. It seems to be doing well enough at the moment.

But for now, lets focus on the Wii. Over six years ago, Nintendo released this unique console upon the world. They chose not to compete on power, but instead chose to try something innovative. For better or worse, that decision worked really well for Nintendo. But here we are now, the Wii U has been released. Thus finally making the Wii obsolete. (Although one could argue it was obsolete since day one.)

What does the future hold for the Wii now? Continue reading

January 15, 2013 Posted by | Internet, Opinions, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mojang officially heading to court in “Scrolls” case

Mojang vs. Bethesda

It’s been a while since we first heard about the legal rumbling from both Bethesda Softworks and Mojang. In regards to a possible trademark lawsuit involving Mojang’s upcoming card based game “Scrolls”. In which Bethesda claimed that Mojang’s “Scrolls” infringed on their “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” trademark.

At one point, Mojang Founder Markus Persson (Notch) proposed a game of Quake to settle the case. But apparently Bethesda didn’t care for Perssons’s proposal since the case is now heading to court. According to this recent twitter tweet from Persson:

The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee! :D

Not much else is know about the case. Other than the fact it’s a trademark dispute over the name. And it’s not known when and where the case will take place.

I’ll make sure to update this, or make another when more information comes available in regards to this case.

September 27, 2011 Posted by | Computers, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trackmania 2 Announced in France?

Not much is know at the moment. Heck, then isn’t a press release yet. But if this youtube video of the Trackmania 2 announcement I saw is true. And the bits and pieces I have been able to gather from another video. Trackmania 2 is a huge next step for the Trackmania Series. I’ll keep you updated when I get more info about this.

Meanwhile, here is a Video of the Announcement (in French):

September 19, 2009 Posted by | Gaming Tech and News, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New OnLive Pay-per-Play Game Service brings in the Future…. Maybe

Well earlier this week at GDC. A new game Service called OnLive brings Cloud-Computing to PC gaming.

OnLive Logo

OnLive Logo

OnLive has been secretly in the works for 7 years and was just announced this year at GDC. And already, a few big name developers have already starting to embrace the new service. The guys at OnLive say that the service will allow any base PC or Mac to play games Crysis and Burnout Paradise at full res. Continue reading

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First View of a Near-Final Assembled Pandora

Well a few days ago. Craig, the lead dev on the Pandora put up a new video. In the Video, we get to see the first Fully Assembled Pandora. Now it’s a Near-Final unit so there are still a few changes to be made. Also in the video, we get to see the Pandora D-Pad being used along with the keypad.

I guess you want to see the video? So here you go, enjoy! And when the better video comes out. I’ll make another news post for it.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Open Pandora shown running Angström Linux

For a long time now within the the community. They have been wanting to see the Pandora run the distro of Linux that the Open Pandora guys have chose. What’s the distro they chose, Angström.
Well yesterday, EvilDragon had shown a video of Angström running non optimized with Full Desktop Mode enabled. And navigating the menus and using the apps with the now working touch screen on one of the Pandora MK2 Devboard. Continue reading

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Say Hello to the new DSi

Nintendo has just announced a new DS today called the DSi as part of the DS line. As some have expected, they dropped the GBA slot. They gave it better sounding speakers. It’s a tad bit smaller than the DS Lite in size since they dropped the GBA slot. Continue reading

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Gaming Tech and News, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe offically anounced today

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Well there have certainly been some buzz srounding this screenshot that showed up on the web about a week ago. It had people wonding if it was fake or real. Well Midway Games have confirmed today that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is real. Continue reading

April 22, 2008 Posted by | Gaming Tech and News, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NES DVD Player Mod

Being a tech site, I can’t be neglecting showing off mods people have made. Well I have found a mod with I think is very cool.

It’s a NES DVD Player. And it made by a modder that goes my the screen name TomBobBlender. Continue reading

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Mods, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sonic Unleashed Officially Announced Today

Well after all the leaked info on this game. And legal action taken aginst some sites like Youtube and Kotaku. Sega has officialy anounced Sonic Unleashed today. And it looking pretty sweet. Continue reading

April 4, 2008 Posted by | Gaming Tech and News, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment