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Portable Games / Advance Wars: days Of Ruin friends codes
« on: January 23, 2008, 01:25:58 pm »
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Wanna fight, huh, do you?
Feel lucky punk?

Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough!

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I'll start.

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Console Games / I've just modded my Wii.
« on: April 28, 2007, 04:52:29 pm »
OK, nipped into Paris today, got my Wii modded with the WiiKey chip.

Everything seems to be working fine........except, Now I discover I need to download and burn a setup disc for the damn ting.
And I also bought Paper Mario, turns out you need the setup disc for original games, but if I had just downloaded the rom (don't do it kids, it's stealing) it would be working without the setup disc.

Anyway, anyone else modded their Wii?

How did it go?

Portable Games / Puzzlequest is the devil!
« on: April 08, 2007, 08:10:13 pm »
Puzzlequest is the devil, it is crack and heroin, it hooks you in, you hate yourself but you can't let it go. I don't even like the game anymore, but I can't stop playing it, and it cheats, I swear to you, it cheats.
Hate Puzzlequest, hate it, but i can't let it go..... :'(

Console Games / Wii component cables
« on: December 22, 2006, 06:44:39 pm »
I managed to pick up component cables for the Wii today, not Nintendo, but third party Mad catz. And oh boy do they make a difference!
Zelda looks like a different game, with a level of definition you have to see to believe (and by that, I've seen interenet screen shots, but they dont do it justice)
So, anyone lucky enough to have a Wii and an HDTV, I urge you to invest in component cables as soon as possible, you wont regret it.

First it was my girlfriend.

I unpacked the Wii last friday, after rushing to shop as soon as I'd finished work, then rushing home with it.

She gave it a quick glance, remarked how small it was, then went back to her work in another room. About an hour later she comes back into the room and asks "can I play tennis?"

I guess she'd either seen an ad on the TV, or had seen me obsessively watch all those clips on Youtube, over and over again. So, in a couple of minutes I had thrown together a Wii which she was happy with (it would have been a minute, but she insisted on getting exactly the right hair, girls?)
And away we went, she loved it, laughed her ass off and became a convert instantly, later telling everyone at a party we went to that it was a great machine, and that she handed me my ass. It's true, she rarely plays, the last time was Um Jammer Lammy, and she beat me at that as well (if it wasn't for the sex, I'd kick her to the kerb).


Monday night I teach English lessons in my home here in Paris. One of my students is a seventeen year old guy, obsessed with Reggae and Rock music, more interested in his band than anything else.
He walks into my living room, "is that a  Wii" ? he asks, astonished. "Of course", I tell him. He should know by now that I'm a games freak. "Can I have a game"? he asks. "After the lesson",  says I  (Hey, I may be a gamer, but I'm still a responsible adult, when I get paid to do a job, I do the job).
So, the lesson finishes at seven and we start to play (I kick his Seventeen year old ass at everything), by nine  his worried mother rings to ask if he is still there, and I have to drag him off the machine and send him home.


Yesterday I go shopping in the local mall for some clothes. Whilst I have no intention of buying any games, I still look into the shops, to see what's new. In every shop there is a spiffy Wii booth, and in every shop the people standing looking at it are decidedly non gamer types, mostly mothers in their thirties and forties.

Something's happening people.

The Revolution has started.

What are your Wii tales?

Console Games / I think the Wii has a good chance of failing.
« on: November 01, 2006, 11:42:12 am »
There I said it.

I think the Nintendo Wii has a good chance of failing. I myself shall be buying one on launch day, and i have no doubt that I shall enjoy playing it, but if I'm honest I have serious doubts about its ability to compete with the 360 and the PS3 over an extended time period.
I think the new controls will see it through the first year just fine, but I honestly think that once developers get to grips with the capabilities of both the PS3 and the 360, we will start to see real next gen games which will leave the Wii looking pretty sub standard in comparison.

And even if the public do go gaga over the Wiimote, I can see a scenario in which the other developers come up with their own version. Really, when you consider it, it wouldn't be that difficult, because the sensor bar is seperate to the console, and nothing could stop Microsoft or Sony from developing their own version, with the added ability of the superior processing power of their respective machines.

So, unless Nintendo have their own next gen machine which isn't Gamecube 1.5 hidden away, ready to reveal to the public in a year or two, I think long term they may have a problem.

There, now i've said it, come and refute my claims.....

Simple question.

I have a laptop, I want to be able to play my consoles on the laptop screen, how do I do that?

Console Games / Games you go back to.
« on: September 17, 2006, 06:08:32 am »
I'm currently playing Ninja Gaiden, after having given up when I couldn't beat the second boss about a year and a half ago.
I'm also playing Resident Evil Four, this time the PS2 version.
I do, on occasion, dig out Vagrant Story, my favourite game of all time, and play it again.

What games do you go back to, and why?

Console Games / I already have a Wii
« on: September 08, 2006, 12:24:08 pm »
I already have a Wii.......reserved


Sorry, had to say that, I just put down a reservation on the Wii after deciding not to buy an Xbox360 (My reckoning is that There will be an Xbox360 price drop at some point, and I'll have enough good games to last until then)

But the store I reserved it at was also the one that allowed me to get my Nintendo lite the moment it arrived, two days before the official launch day, so maybe I'll luck out with the Wii as well.

The countdown has begun.

Console Games / American accents in RPGs suck
« on: September 02, 2006, 03:27:40 pm »
I like our American cousins. I happen to think they have given us some great things by way of culture over the last hundred years or so. They excel at a particular type of cinematic art, and their contribution to world literature could compete with any other nation on the planet.
But, I have a problem with their accents, especially in RPGs. Many's the time I have had a potentially incredible RPG experience ruined by the inclusion of cheesey American accents.
The best example I can come up with is Thief: deadly shadows a great little faux medieval game, completely ruined by the inclusion of accents that were straight outta the Bronx.

Is an accent really that important you ask?, well all I can say is that my favourite game of last year Dragon Quest 8 was made all the more enjoyable by the top notch voice acting, provided by quality British actors, not least of all the voice of Yangus by Ricky Grover, a brilliant comedian who bears more than a passing resemblance to Yangus.
I've just read that the US edition of FF XII will be voiced by English actors and I breathed a sigh or relief at the news.

So, am I just too fussy?

Do people have a preference when it comes to voice acting in games?

Console Games / What if the Wii is a failure?
« on: August 28, 2006, 12:14:25 pm »
I'm looking forward to the Wii as much as the next Nintendo fanboy, but I have to confess a small nagging doubt in the back of my mind. Why?, well I'll telll you why.
The controller, yes that's right, that revolutionary controller. I'm still not 100% convinced it's going to stay the distance. I think it may become tiresome to use after a while.
And if that's the case, then the Wii without the controller is really just a slightly upgraded Gamecube.

Anyone else want to admit that they have doubts?

Portable Games / DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:02:15 pm »
I saw an article on Kotaku about hinge cracks on the DS lite, so I rushed to check mine, and unfortunately it has a crack on the hinge.

Anyone else have this problem, and if so, what's your adivice?

OK, spoke to my local games retailer today.The good news is that we should get the DS lite next month, the bad news is that it costs 150 euros, or $195 at todays exchange rate.

Why are we Europeans being screwed?

I can only advise people to look into importing their console if they can.

Any Americans think that the PS3 basic unit is expensive at $500?, well guess what?, in Europe it is 500 euros, or $634 at toidays exchange rate.

That's right $134 dollars more, just because it's Europe.
I had planned to buy all systems eventually, but now I think I'm going to boycott this one,  just on principle.
Screw you Sony, you aint screwing me.

Console Games / Looks like Wii just been fooled again
« on: May 01, 2006, 05:45:53 am »
According to this, the new name is all a massive hoax.

For some reason, this song by the Who springs to mind.

Wii'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
Wii don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
Wii don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie

Do ya?


There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the party on the left
Is now the party on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
Wii don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

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