Nintendo Breaks into the Online Network Race

By Tyler Lee At a recent earnings briefing, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced Nintendo’s plans for their own online network to compete with Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Known as the Nintendo Network, it will be compatible with the Wii U and the 3DS. From the discussion, it appears that the Nintendo Network, like Xbox Live and PSN, will offer communication between users as well as the ability to purchase digital content. The community system featured in Mario Kart 7 was used as a sort of model for the Nintendo Network. Unlike the WiFi system used by Nintendo now, … Continue reading Nintendo Breaks into the Online Network Race

GBA addict maker

Although I am more partial to the Game Boy Advance than I am to the GameCube, I have wanted to see a fresh, unique GBA alternative to all the SNES ports that have plagued the system. The closest I was able to get to before was Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, but even that is becoming redundant. Leave it to the company who made the GBA to solve my dilemma. Before leaving for E3 I read a review in Electronic Gaming Monthly for a title called Warioware Inc. Considering the pictures that were used in the review, including a black and … Continue reading GBA addict maker

Zelda levels console market, aims at Metal Gear’s dominance

Zelda 64 is the most anticipated game on the N64 platform. For months we’ve seen it plastered in all the major gaming magazines and read about its progress at the most popular Internet Web sites. Its ratings have even earned it a segment in NewsWeek. There have been what seemed to be hundreds of canceled release dates on this title. N64 fans have tossed and turned in their beds for over 40 days and 40 nights. We’ve stared blankly at our clocks from sunrise to sundown waiting for some sign of it’s arrival. Tick…Tock…Tick…Tock. They tried to send us "Quest … Continue reading Zelda levels console market, aims at Metal Gear’s dominance

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