Monday, May 08, 2006

e3 update #2again, hi. a number of questions in the last comments section, which is unavailable to me through my pda software. firstly, i am noting overall confidence with regard to wii. my informant regarding the star wars game is a very senior industry insider that is not affiliated with a specific developer or publisher. he believed that nintendo will steal the show. secondly, my first news item will air on wednesday, 8pm CET on rtl2, which is available via cable and satellite all over europe and parts of north africa. watch it because there will be some very exclusive footage in it. perhaps someone could record it, upload it to youtube or google video and post the link here. you may understand why i havent been able to post frequently in the last weeks.

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

who da man?

yo da man.

ColdBlooder said...

hi falafelkid

i will record it on wednesday with my pc (720x576 in divx 6.2 - hq), so we get the best possible quality to see wii stuff :-)

Anonymous said...

from nintendonow.com

Wii Development Costs Phenomenally Low

"During an analysts' conference call yesterday, THQ president and CEO Brian Farrel shed some light on their plans for the future. Needless to say, these plans involve the Wii, and Farrel was more than eager to talk about Nintendo's latest console. THQ's president talked about their upcoming Wii games and such, but more interestingly also revealed some things about the development process.

"We showed in a press event recently a SpongeBob game using the Nintendo Wii and Wii controller," Farrell said, "and standing there watching very jaded game journalists hoot and holler on a SpongeBob game was actually quite relieving. One of the things we like about that platform is the development costs...on the Wii are nowhere near what they are on the PS3 and Xbox 360. That's something that's quite encouraging."

As you can see, THQ is pretty excited about the Wii, as developing games currently seems to be a lot easier and less costly. One of the main reasons for this, is the fact that developing for the Wii closely resembles building games for the GameCube.
"The Wii wasn't a whole new programming environment," Farrell stated. "So we had a lot of tools and tech that work in that environment. So those costs--and again, I hate these broad generalizations--but they could be as little as a third of the high-end next-gen titles... Maybe the range is a quarter to a half." Great news, which may peek the interest of thus far coy third-party developers.

So far, THQ has announced SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and a game based on Pixar Animation Studios' upcoming movie Cars. "As you probably know, our portfolio maps very, very well to what we think the Wii demographic is going to be," Farrel said. This last statement somewhat clashes with Nintendo's philosophy to make the Wii a console that caters to every segment of the market."

IALS said...

Come on Kid,
You must be kidding.
I cannot immagine a LA Hotel nowadays void of an internet corner/spot.
Since I am knocked out by a cold I am online all along soaking up info.
Give me more!


THE INFAMOUS ANONYMOUS LIGHT SHEDDER

Brian said...

Good stuff, Fal, I'll keep an eye out for it. Bloody E3 and Nintendo's press conference running on the same days as my exams!

IALS - Still a deluded idiot.

Anonymous said...

You are not even there brain.
Dont no one know you.
No one noticed you!
No one speaks to you!
Listen to yourself!

What the?

Anonymous said...

Brianbrain

Thunder Emperor said...

good stuff Fal

IALS said...

Eurogamer.com bites kid!

In other news, or more specifically THE BEST NEWS EVER, a new Star Wars game is rumoured to be in development for the Wii. This in itself is brilliant news obviously, but the point is that you'll be able to use the remote controller like AN ACTUAL LIGHTSABER. That's all we know so far, but isn't that enough?

More news soon. We're going for a lie down.



-IALS

IALS said...

Hi 910do,tactics,

How is it going?

Any games you look forward to?

-IALS

R.U.Sirius said...

Thanks, Falafelkid.

I'll watch it on Wednesday. :)

-R.U.Sirius

game on said...

Great job man. Keep u the great work. Game ON!

D-Bone said...

Brian,

If you don't like him, just ignore the guy. I enjoy his off the wall and random comments if they are kept short. His style is quite entertaining. Do you not have anything better to do than come down on him?

D-Bone

Thunder Emperor said...

R.U.Sirius

can you record the show and put it up on you-tube.

ColdBlooder said...

thunder_emperor:

i will record and upload it on wednesday. i think i´ll have it up ~8:30 to 8:45 pm on wednesday. maybe even earlier...

Anonymous said...

Brian's cool, leave him be.

Anonymous said...

IALS IS a deluded idiot.

Anonymous said...

ials is funny! he totally pwnt "bumrash" yesterday XD
falafel... great news about star wars. thanks for that. wii will spread like wildfire.
a (no-so-)funny story... i was at a buddy's house yesterday for a barbeque, and i was talking videogames with a "Game Crazy" (videogame store) employee. he knew all about Wii, but my cousing Luke happened to come into the conversation just as i was saying, "i've never been so excited for something ever, not even christmas!" and my cousin luke asked me, "oh! cool man! so are you really excited for playstation or xbox?" ...like those were the only two choices. i said "DUDE. NINTENDO. what the fuck." and he knew absolutely nothing about Wii at all. nobody there did, except for the game store employee guy... i was astonished. most of these guys were your typical "GTA/Madden" gamers, so i started trying to explain the controller... they were mildly interested. i made an example of how you'd play Madden, however, and they were all very interested. then i told them that it was likely to launch for 2-300$ less than PS3 and they all agreed that they'd "probably be getting one." great news!
sorry for such a long story, hope it makes some people happy. sure made me happy yesterday to spread the word! nintendo should be fuckin' paying me, man!

ials: i think i'm most excited (loz:tp aside,) about red steel so far... i know that sounds cliche` but god damn, it looks/sounds so friggin cool. we'll see if i change my mind after e3.

Anonymous said...

ugh... typos like a bastard and forgot to sign it ^^^

-"superfan" tactics.

IALS said...

Just so we dont mess things up:
Dr. B(rain)Brian has 3 personalities which he chooses from as you can see:

Introducing


Brian(The Brain bug)

anonym 1 (the one who defends himself)

anonym 2 (the one who attacks theIALS)

:)

Don't irk D-Bone,Superfan Tactics,910do!

I feel they have earned that respect.


THE INFAMOUS ANONYMOUS LIGHT SHEDDER

Zaro said...

There's some screenshot of Tony Hawk Downhill Jam on http://www.e3insider.com

They are not really good. Not better than those for the cube.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA this is great! i guess in that TIME magazine article with Shiggy he had this to say about traditional controllers:

"When you play with an old-style controller, you look like a loser."

they also had this image of him doing the "L" loser symbol on his forehead:
http://www.joystiq.com/media/2006/05/loserhatjoy.jpg

that's friggin soooooo awesome ;D

-"superfan" tactics.

Anonymous said...

Shigeru didn't say that, the guy who wrote the Time article did.

i'm at e3 too said...

yeah! shenmue 3 will be announced.

D-bone said...

IALS,

The same goes for you. I suggest you ignore Brian and go about your business as usual.

Is the IALS deluded? Well, he can be a bit much times, but every once in a while he puts out information with sensible logic. I ask you, what is so bad about him asking why Falafelkid is using a PDA instead of hotel internet access?

I will no longer be visiting this Brian vs. IALS scenario and prefer each to ignore the other.

There is a lot of exciting things coming down the pipe...lets all hold hands and sing songs. :-)

D-Bone

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know an email address or contact information for the runner of this blog?

I need his name and contact information of who runs this blog.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

awwww they tricked me! damnit. thanks, anon.

-"superfan" tactics.

R.U.Sirius said...

Sorry, but I won't be able to record it with my PC or somehow else. But it's cool to hear that coldblooder will do it. :)

-R.U.Sirius

Spike said...

zaro, actually there are 11 screenshots in the article. It looks better than GC easily.

IALS said...

"Well, he can be a bit much times"



THIS IS JUST A MINOR DISSAPOINTMENT!


I SHALL OVERCOME IT!



:)



-IALS

Zaro said...

Hi Spike,

i'm looking picture from Tony Hawk 4 and i think it look better.

Anyway we'll see waht it look in motion.

We see with this pic the game will be play with the controller on the side. Like the nes with tilt sensitive :)

Look funny!

Zaro said...

I want to had that the Draw distance is impressive.

RSDS said...

One typ my friend. you need to type I and not i. A reporter should know that

Anonymous said...

Hello: Can someone please give me the name of the person who runs this blog as well as his contact information.

I would like an email address or phone number.

Thank you!

d-bone said...

IALS,

You crack me up. Do not be disappointed. I enjoy your enthusiasm.

To anon requesting personal information, what do you need it for?

D-Bone

IALS said...

Holy shit!WOW! seems like Nintendos about to go back to the roots!
Who would have thought?

neither does Wii look like souped up XBOX nor like GameCube!


Wii LOOKS FUCKING N64!


http://www.e3insider.com/images/
?type=screenpax&articleID=2QF45JF4HA



:)


-IALS

ColdBlooder said...

i think the developer is just not able to develop a graphical good game. btw. i never before heard from a developer called "toys for bob"... i hope no one buys this crap and that they have to close that studio... i don´t need "super duper 1080p graphics" but it dosen´t mean that i want n64 hraphics back!

IALS said...

Superfan Tactics,D-Bone,910do?


you guys need to help me out on this one,I'm afraid to say:

http://www.e3insider.com/images/
?type=screenpax&articleID=2QF45JF4HA


For the first time in history THE IALS isn't sure what to make of the situation!


Shall I be happy now, or shall I cry?


-IALS

d-bone said...

IALS,

Don't worry. You've seen the Red Steel screens. It's one of two things.

1. The DS version smacked together with images of people using the Wii-controller for illustration purposes.

2. Very early screens of the Wii version.

Go to IGN and check out the images from the latest cube version of Tony Hawk. The Wii version should be slightly better.

Bank your tears of joy or sadness on Tuesday when we see Metroid Prime 3. That's when we'll get a good feel of what to expect.

It's funny. My wife bought me a PS2 the other day and the first game I wanted to play was ICO, which came out in 2001. I played God of War first and am enthralled with that game, and then I put in ICO. The graphics looked noticeably inferior to God of War. My point, well, those games were on the same machine and appear light years different in graphical quality...I think we are getting to a point where the game engine code and art are more important than raw machine power...so, expect gorgeous games from the Wii.

D-Bone

IALS said...

Aah,ok now I get it!

I assume, Downhill jam is supposed to
showcase Wiis N64 compatibility.

:)

-I...

Anonymous said...

Downhill Jam was originally a PS2 game before it went to development on Wii. These are either old PS2 screens, an unnanounced PSP version or Activision has alot of 'splainin to do. I mean we're talking about Wii, a system that is twice that of a GC, and even the GC Tony Hawks look better than that. So something's up.

if it's the real deal, then it's obviously very early and needs more time in the oven, but i'm expecting to see a confirmation that those aren't actual Wii screenshots.

lazyfatbum

bumrash said...

wow what a hypocrit ials is.

IALS said...

.I think we are getting to a point where the game engine code and art are more important than raw machine power...

Its funny that you mention that D-Bone,cause to tell the truth,I havent been doing anythig else as of late,than trying to make the very same plain to people on this blog.


-IALS

IALS said...

Bumrash.
I am appreciative of you bearing hatred towards me.
I feel your pain :)!
I would act just like you if someone took the mickey out of me like that.
Never mind!

-IALS

Anonymous said...

ials: don't worry about those screenshots, my friend. worry about tomorrow. we will see what Wii can do tomorrow.

no need to worry.

"Wii will say 'Wow!'"

-"superfan" tactics.

IALS said...

Spiderman Wii shots?

http://boards.ign.com/
nintendo_wii_lobby/b8270/117070647/p1


-IALS

IALS said...

Times scan with Zelda,Tennis,Wario,Red
Steel making the rounds...


http://boards.ign.com/
nintendo_wii_lobby/b8270/117070422/p1


-IALS

IALS said...

There you go

:)

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/
show_msgs.php?topic_id=24596767

-IALS

bumrash but not skiddy-oh daddy luuu said...

you said its not all about technical specs, it's the art style that matters, then.. you see screenshots of a few games and without taking the art style in to consideration you call it an n64, taking the piss, funnily enough.... youre taking the piss out of its technical specs! oh irony slapped you hard across the face ther m8.

i don't even have to wait till tomorow to say wow, already saying it right here, moral of this story: dont argue with fanboys.

Anonymous said...

wow, great link ials! that zelda scan looks... awesomely strange! THE ART STYLE LOOKS GREAT.

...

i guess it's hard to photograph 3d holograms ;D

-"superfan" tactics.

IALS said...

I assume,some people will never see the best out of life...

bumrash,really its funny you know, you are such an evil genius menace
it gives me spine-tingling chills!

What a brazen rascal!

I have to confess someway you remind me of evil Damien from South Park..:)

Um..So I suppose from now on it's all plain sailing
and I shall call Damien.

Cheers!

:)


-THE IALS

IALS said...

"awesomely strange!"


Those two words are dead-on Tactics.
I couldnt have described it better!

:)


-IALS

Anonymous said...

hahah i love this:

http://theboard.zogdog.com/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=11#


-"superfan" tactics.

bumrash and wine said...

two multiplied by ten plus one! romeo done!

Anonymous said...

Wow!
Dragon Quest by square confirmed! exclusive launch title!
Who would have thought?
Damian?

:)

DAMIAN said...

-Zelda is 80% complete, delay was for graphic tweaks, wii functions and because they want the game to be measured on a scale of 1 to 120 instead of 1 to 100.
-NO SWINGING THE CONTROLLER for the sword, you just press a button. There are some cases where you will swing though. Reason = you'll get tired too fast
-Controller does sound effects
-Widescreen on the REV only!
-Navi is only when you play on the REV.
-Something with online is planned but no battle mode.
-More dungeons than OOT already
-More items too

from EGM

-DAMIAN

Anonymous said...

okay ials. that does it.

there is absolutely NOTHING - not a single game - they could show at e3 that will make me more excited than Dragon Quest Swords. period. not even mp3 or zelda.

Dragon Quest Swords!!! at LAUNCH! this is a dream come true... A DREAM COME TRUE! i never imagined...

this brings my list of "must-have Wii launch titles" to like 10 now :( i better start saving!

-"superfan" tactics.
______
| TACT |
|HP 978|
|MP 822|
|Wz 99|
|______|

IALS said...

Regarding Down Hill Jam LOL

IGN Board:
"Also the models are all like 10 polygons. Look at the house models."

See Damian,I am already enjoying this game!

:)

-IALS

Anonymous said...

* Controller Speaker that enables sound effects.

* Virtual Console No improved graphics for games.
* TG16 will have first party games available at launch; third party will come later as demand increases.
* Estimated prices for the Virtual Console are "a few dollars for NES, $5 for SNES and $10 for N64".
* Virtual Console games are pro-scan enabled.

* Wii Price $250 for the console "seems appropriate" according to EGM.

* Games More third party exclusives than the GameCube.
* Metroid Prime 3 for a 2007 release.
* Godzilla from Atari.
* Red Baron from Namco.
* Mario to arrive Fall 2006.
* Smash Bros. to release Fall 2006.

from upcoming issue of "EGM"

source: http://www.n-sider.com/newsview.php?type=story&storyid=2018

-"superfan" tactics.

Anonymous said...

IALS you are a dumb fucking cunt, ya know that! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Fighting on the internet is like the Special olypics, whether you win or lose, you're still re-TARDED!

Anonymous said...

I dont have my camera here! sad But just go buy it at your nearest drug store! They'll have it. If I was able to buy it here in Montreal, you can find it anywhere in the US!

I'll describe the screens:

1. Zelda riding Epona in Hyrule fields. We see the castle really far away. Draw distance is huge!

2.Link beside some lava! Even better then RE4!!!

3.Link with Midna in some big open space glowy forest! Its not in the twilight, so Midna has the same form outside the twilight. The forest is really awesome, it looks like the one in Oblivion.

4.Link is on a boat having a fish in his hand. Hes with a cute little girl with a fisher hat!

5 & 6. Link in wolf form with Midna in the twilight. They gave the twilight a new awesome look. It was in black and white before, now its all glowy, a bit like in Sand of Time in the garden. Awesome!

7. Link has big iron boot and walk on the ceiling! Looks like we will get a dungeon even crazier then the Water Temple in OoT grin

Johnny B said...

Sony's new controller has motion sensing. Nintendo was right all along...Nintendo will always expand the definition of gaming, and others will always copy them.

YankeeHKM said...

THEY ARE FUCKTARDS!!! Wow... I loathe Sony so much right now. They actually had the balls to say that "their" idea was innovative.

Nintentom said...

I can't find any words to express my rage... although this was predictable...

Sony's just ridiculous...

- Nintentom

IALS said...

****ATTENTION****



THE INFAMOUS ANONYMOUS LIGHT SHEDDER
FINDS HIMSELF TOTALLY PARALYZED AND
SPEECHLESS AFTER WITNESSING HOW SONY
GETS OFF DOING WHAT THEY DO



THE INDUSTRY IS DEAD OR ALIVE



NO SNAKES ALIVE



PEACE



-lightshedder

Ryan said...

I really didn't think Sony would have the guts to rip a nintendo innovation again..seems i was wrong
They really are fucktards.

Anonymous said...

The PS3 will make you say WoW................$499. Fuck you SONY you dam copy cats.


The Wii-volution will win this war ;)

Anonymous said...

First they say they don't rely on gimmicks and then they copy the wiimote functionality (in a bad way) AND the Xbox-button in the form of an PS3 button... that's just low

Anonymous said...

Well we all knew it had to happen sometime.I think when the bods at Sony saw the Wii controller they started getting worried.They didn't want to get left behind and put something slap-dash together and make a shitty Wii rip-off.

Where's your ''gimmick'' now Sony?

Anonymous said...

OMG Tomorrow starts E3!

Anonymous said...

THEY ARE FUCKIN COCK SUCKING MOTHER FUCKERS, THAT ARE GONNA DIE AFTER LESS THAN HALF OF THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BUY THE WII BUY THE PS3..... FUCKING COPY MOTHER FUCKERS, THEY CAN JUST GO TO HELL AND SUCK THE DEVILS COCK.... FUCKING ASSHOLES, THEY ACTUALLY TOLD EVERYONE BALLS OUT THAT THEIR "SECRET" IS INNOVATIVE.... FUCKING SON OF A BYTCHES,,,,DONT ANYONE FUCKING PANIC, THOUGH CUS THE SCREEN DOESNT KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE CONTROLLER ALA WII.... IT CANT POINT AND CLICK, WILL SUCK FOR 1STPERSON SHOOTERS. IT WILL ONLY BE GOOD FOR FLYING AND RACING GAMES, AND NOT EVEN, AND THEYRE FUCKING 500-600 DOLLAR PRICE TAG IS ALREADY GUARANTEEING THEIR FUCKING DEATH,,,, WHICH WILL BE A PAINFUL ONE... OH YES.. A VERY FUCKOING PAINFULL DEATH WHILE Kutaragi DEEPTHROAGHTS REGGIE... AND BESIDES KEEP IN MIND WE STILL DONT KNOW THE WII's LAST SECRET,,,, ONLY TIME WILL TELL... FUCKING COPY CATS MOTHERFUCKERS.....!!!!!!!!!!!
IM GONNA GO SHOOT MY FRIEND (sony fanboy) IN HIS FUCKING RIGHT TESTICLE, WHILE I STICK MY BROOM 9 INCHES IN HIS ASSSS!!!!!!

d-bone said...

Regarding PS3 motion sensing abilities, I saw this happening and made a comment a few days ago. I don't think it's such a big deal. It lacks the ability to point at the screen which is the real selling point of Wii. Dual "No" Shock 3 will NOT be able to swat flies, hit tennis balls, aim at metroids, launch arrows with Links bow, roll bolling balls, make Mario jump, or accept attachments such as the nunchuka...and it will cost half as much. Sure, we don't get HD, and that is big for me since I have a nice Big Screen TV, and I'll probably eventually get a PS3 for the Blue Ray player ( if it becomes main stream ) and High Def games...and when I do, I'll be glad it at least has tilt sensing. Nintendo has done it again, they have taking gaming to another level. If I was Microsoft, I would be shaking in my boots.

D-Bone

Anonymous said...

Indeed, seems more like a gimmick, much like the eyetoy.

matenriquez said...

Didn't see that one coming...
(PURE SARCASM)
I just knew that was going to happen, actually I've just won 10 bucks cause I bet a friend that was bound to happen, I didn't exactly think of them being so cynical doing it, I was thinking more of a perypheral
By the way, SG007's blog is down, during E3 hahahaha, now isn't that convenient... poor guy
Anyways can´t wait for tomorrow when the real goods are shown, not being fanboyish, but to be honest the only thing that got me excited is the new trailer ofr MGS4 although I have yet to watch it
Well, se ya later everyone, tomorrow's the big day

YankeeHKM said...

I was some offical responses by nintendo...ign editors...or who ever on this.

Gar said...

if Nintendo address those arrogant scumbags, it will be with another thing Sony will never have =class.

Anonymous said...

If Nintendo can get the controllers for the Revolution/Wii spot on, Sony will have to conced ddefeat somewhat.

jac said...

info

http://press.nintendo.com/e32k6/index.html

Brian said...

Yeah, 90% of that is why I suggested that registered bloggers should be the only ones to post. But hey, not my blog.

And I'm too busy studying for my exam (which starts in approximately two hours) to properly respond.

Later people, enjoy E3!

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