Saturday, January 12

Four Zelda Games in Fourty Eight Hours

Everyone and their mother is watching this (about 700-800 people right now) and I don't know what it is about it, but it's really freaking interesting.

The idea is it's a few college friends, four I think, and they are playing through all four of the 3-D Zelda games in two days, 48 hours for those of you whom don't know basic conversions.

That means they're playing:

  1. Ocarina of time
  2. Majora's Mask
  3. Wind Waker
  4. Twilight Princess
The whole event started on Friday, January 11th at 5PM CST and it's set to end on Sunday, January 13th at 5 PM CST. So far they've already gotten through Ocarina of Time and are trekking through Majora's Mask.

They're taking donations for pizza, and anything extra goes towards charity. Last I heard was they had about 200 dollars set aside for charity earned, so if you've got some extra cash and time go check them out and give them some cash for their hard works.

I know I'm going to be checking in and out to see if they actually can accomplish their goal. So go check out their blog (which has the live feed embedded into the post) and waste your day before the whole event is over tomorrow.





Sweeeeeeet First post!

Its no secret that I am a huge Phoenix Wright fanboy. Nothing fills my heart with joy more than shouting "HOLD IT" at my DS in the middle of the night, waking my parents. So imagine my joy....and my parents dismay when Capcom announced the release date of the next installment in the Ace Attorney series.


Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Debuts in America on February 12. This is the first game in the series made specifically for the DS, making better use of the DS's Touch screen and and built in Microphone.

I hope the this game keeps up with the kick-ass story and humor that I've grown to love over the years.

(edit-There is a Fan Translated demo out.....Only the first few lines are done...


Test the Compelling Court Room Adventure Yourself with Free Online Demo

SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 9, 2008  Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the latest installment of its highly popular courtroom drama series, Apollo Justice™: Ace Attorney™ is scheduled for release in North America on February 12, 2008. The first Ace Attorney game developed specifically for Nintendo DS™, this is the fourth title in the series and will feature all new characters, including new defense attorney Apollo Justice. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney has been rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

This new chapter to the Ace Attorney series will drop players into the shoes of Apollo Justice, where they'll make use of his uncanny ability to uncover witnesses’ lies by studying their body language. But as talented as our hero is, he wouldn't get far without the support of his assistant Trucy, a mysterious female magician. Apollo also receives invaluable advice from Kristoph Gavin, his ultra-cool mentor whose perfect logic and natural instincts have won him numerous cases and the respect of his colleagues.

Fans and newcomers alike will get a chance to experience the game early by way of a flash demo that will be found on both and in January. Similarly, Nintendo DS™ owners will have the opportunity to download via wi-fi a demo of the game from Nintendo Stations which can be found in various retail locations. By sampling the unique puzzles, characters and storyline of Apollo Justice, gamers will see for themselves what the hysteria surrounding Ace Attorney series is all about – unrelenting fun!

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Features:
• All-new courtroom adventure from the creators of Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™
• 1st fully new title to be developed specifically for the Nintendo DS.
• Classic Ace Attorney gameplay with new modes that let you survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence before defending your client in court!
• Microphone can be used to yell “Objection!” and “Hold it!” as you cross examine witnesses
• All new “Crime Recreation Mode” that allows players to reveal hidden clues by re-creating the scene of the crime
• Two distinct gameplay segments:
o Investigation phase – survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court
o Court phase – present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses
• Diverse cast of characters:
Apollo Justice: the new defense attorney who leads the series.
Klavier Gavin: in addition to being a top prosecutor, Klavier is also the lead singer in a highly successful rock band who brings his star qualities into the courtroom.
Kristoph Gavin: the coolest character on the judicial circuit, and Apollo’s mentor. His cool headed thinking means he always provides his clients with the best defense.
Trucy : The mysterious magician Trucy started working with Apollo after a chance encounter.


Friday, January 11

Let's Start Off With A Bang

So for my first post on this brand spanking new blog I thought I'd refer to some interesting news from Insomniac Games.

If you haven't heard yet, Resistance Fall of Man 2 was announced! (rumored for Fall of '08) Not much is known yet, but it has been said that RFOM2 will feature 8 player co-op, for those of us whom actually have that many friends, family, cousins, neighbors, or homeless people hanging around often enough to play it, new vehicles, two campaigns, aaaaaaand 60 player online matches.

Sixty freaking players.

This is the whole reason why we set up the poll over there *points at sidebar* about it being the Halo Killer. From what I've heard so far there will be plenty of personalization going on with the online leader boards, even a -rumored- dedicated website to keeping track of scores, groups, and whatever else they can come up with over there at Insomniac.

If they manage to pull off enough dedicated servers for group matches that large, with low enough lag, and high enough replay ability/fun factor, we may finally have a First Person Shooter worthy of being Halo's competitor. This could force Bungie into having to come up with even more revolutionary tactics for the series. Because, come on let's be honest. Did anything really change between Halo 2 and Halo 3 besides some AI tweaks and a few weapons? Didn't think so.

So far there are only a couple of press screens from the game located here.

I'm crossing my fingers for this one, the first Resistance was great and I'm hoping for the second one to go above and beyond.