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Wii lightsaber

October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on Wii lightsaber

For all us Wii/Nintendo nerds out there… The killer app for the Wii? You know it will never be as fun as you hope but… “… Wii remote lightsaber dueling. Since the day that the Revolution was first announced, the dream of wielding the remote like a lightsaber has been a common thread connecting gamers […]

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Dust off the DS

October 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Dust off the DS

Umm. this could take some time

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We finally got a Wii

July 14th, 2007 · 5 Comments

After causally asking about them in multiple stores downtown over the past 8 months (once a month) only to be told they were completely sold out making it one of the hardest items to buy in Montreal, last night I was at futureshop researching a new camera and checking out the latest DS games and […]

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Rosemarie Fiore and 80’s video games

February 7th, 2007 · Comments Off on Rosemarie Fiore and 80’s video games

Rosemarie Fiore has taken some beautiful time lapse shots of a couple 80’s video games. Here’s hoping she does some more. She has another series that I like a lot based on “Exploding fireworks” in a controlled way over paper. And — who could not love her giant “Spirograph” project !! “These photographs are long […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · games + diversions · tech + the internet

SketchFighter 4KA

December 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

If you liked 80’s video games, if you ever had a pad of graph paper, and if you ever drew a spaceship… well this is the game for you. I just tried it out on my G5 at work. Super smooth motion (very high frame rate) and easy controls. Even has a fun “emo-ish” soundtrack. […]

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Idea’s behind the Wii

November 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Idea’s behind the Wii

A fun quick read; Business Week asking Miyamoto and another Wi team member about the big ideas behind the Wii. I really do think they got it right. This is also worth checking out — a description of the technology behind the wiimote from CNN. “Miyamoto: We started work on the Wii around the time […]

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Wii testing

November 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Wii testing

I have a brand-new, decked-out, pimped up Nintendo Wii for a couple days on loan from a very nice friend. I’ll be posting some impressions and be personally deciding when/if I’ll be buying one. Linda and I fired it up for a couple hours yesterday – and we both had fun. Not groundbreaking but definitely […]

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The res of games

November 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on The res of games

We went over to one of Linda’s friends place the other night for dinner. We had an awesome time hanging out in their loft in the village – heated stone floors and a 12 foot long “picnic-table styled” dinner table really appeal to me. Her boyfriend writes a gaming column for a Canadian newspaper… which […]

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DS and WFC

October 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on DS and WFC

Over the weekend I tried the Nintendo WFC service. I had tried to connect when I first got my DS but my old wireless router just wouldn’t give me an IP (among other problems). Our laptop also had trouble connecting also so I decided to go out and buy a new WIFI router on Friday […]

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From Russia With Love

October 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on From Russia With Love

For anyone who’s fallen asleep after a “bout of Tetris” and still watched the blocks fall, turn and snap into place… this is a great little piece. “Tetris – From Russia With Love A hard to find documentary about Tetris and its creator Alexey Pajitnov. Also covers the rivalaries between Nintendo and Atari and the […]

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Nintento and the future

September 8th, 2006 · Comments Off on Nintento and the future

I’m a big fan of Nintendo. I always have been. I’m pretty picky about any games I play – partly cause I feel some kind of guilt about playing games in the first place – when I should be reading/socializing/bettering my life in some other manner. I have owned a couple Nintendo systems mainly cause […]

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Brain Age

September 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on Brain Age

I’ve been playing with Brain Age for the DS Lite. It’s an educational game that’s designed to be played a little each day “Each session includes such brain-training activities as high-speed reading, drawing from memory, fast math problems, and Stroop tests.” I started off with a “Brain Age” of 46 which isn’t too bad, and […]

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Nintento DS Lite

September 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Bought myself a silly birthday present yesterday. A shiny new white Nintendo DS Lite. Grabbed New Super Mario Bro’s and Brain Age with it. It’s a slick little machine – feels very solid and a smaller than I thought it would be. The stylus/touch screen aspects are amazing – very responsive to even the lightest […]

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Video Game Maps

January 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Video Game Maps

“Q. How do you make these maps? A. For many I use an emulator and take screenshots of the game and then piece them together into one big map in Photoshop. This is a very long process. Sometimes I find a ROM editor that helps me grab larger chunks of the map at once and […]

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Sketchfighter

December 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on Sketchfighter

“Remember those super-cool space ships you doodled on graph paper, waging massive intergalactic battles in History class with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance? Well they have sprung to life in SketchFighter 4000 Alpha! Bringing together line artwork created with One Pen together with a killer resolution independent OpenGL graphics engine may seem […]

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