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IGN Wii-k in Review Podcast Summary

September 8, 2007

I am going to listen in tomorrow morning.  Sounds good though.

Smash Bros. talk, recap of week’s news. Discussion/debate of online play

Smash Bros. Vs. Halo 3 sales talk

Smash Bros. marketing talk

Smash Bros. WiiConnect24 speculation

Worms: A Space Oddity discussion. WiiConnect24, downloadable items, motion/IR

Mario Kart Wii talk, nothing new

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption discussion. Debate on quality of the first “level”. Control talk

Trauma Center: New Blood talk. Co-op mode

Manhunt 2 story delayed until next week due to Rockstar not being able to get everything together

Super Mario Galaxy update. Different gravity levels on each planet/galaxy. Star power-ups. Haunted house level, water levels, some levels on massive scale

Battalion Wars II talk. Naval support (submarines, ships). Multiplayer modes (co-op, assault, skirmish) Co-op – 2 players agaisnt CPU, Assault and Skirmish – 2 online players agaisnt each other.

More Zack and Wiki coverage possibly on the way

Some of Nintendo Power’s best of E3 show

Contra IV
Mario Kart Wii
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
Super Mario Galaxy
Phantom Hourglass

Third party DS titles at TGS. Tecmo event, Capcom event. Zack and Wiki , REUC most likely to have showing.

Spaceworld discussion, may be coming back.

Reggie news promised for September

Editorial involving headset coming soon, next week most likely

Editorial on hard drive possibly coming

Sept. speculation surprise is unknown

There are a few games that are going to be announced. “Mature (not rated)” title that was looking for a publisher has gotten a publisher. Dark title, spooky

Brawl boxart floating around – Nintendo may have distributed as a placeholder for now. Not on Nintendo press site

More Metroid Prime 3: Corruption advertising discussion. Advertising goal is to get things out to the casual gamer

Street Fighter VC sales are unknown. Sales are “pretty good”. Everyone waiting for Super Street Fighter

Future of Resident Evil after Umbrella Chronicles. Hopefully franchise will continue on Wii as well. Matt unsure, Bozon thinks there will be another RE4 style game.

RE5 cannot be isn’t coming to Wii. It could be done with a lot of time and effort, but most likely won’t happen.

Third party Wii support talk. Devs jumping on board. Spooky game mentioned once more.

Rayman Raving Rabbids success due to game being good, or that it as a launch title. Sequel is funnier than first. Most of the games will be improved from the first title. Shooting mode will be discussed in a couple weeks. Says should be good, but perhaps not as well as the first.

Embargos are a “necessary evil”. Rockstar/Manhunt 2 embargo discussed. Euro Vs. US press discussed.

More Western devs on the VC definitely going to happen. Factor 5 games may be coming soon.

Factor 5 discussion. Julian Eggebrecht is into Wii. Julian says that they would love to work on the Wii. If the opportunity came up they would do it in a heartbeat. Not against working with Nintendo on a title. Matt would love to see them do Pilotwings. Another Rogue Squadron is something Factor 5 would love to do. Pehaps a compilation, perhaps a new game. Start a petition if you want it this to happen.

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2. Matt not a fan of split screen. No split screen in MoH:H2.

Konami talk. Some kind of Castlevania change goin on, platform unknown.

Devs may always feel that the PS3, 360 are better platforms to express their ideas. On the other hand, there will be other developers that will like working on the Wii better.

DS is the system that changed Nintendo.

Third parties excelling at Wii – Capcom. Exclusive review coming. Factor 5 would be a great dev for Wii.

Matt, Bozon would market Zack and Wiki by drawing parallels to game mascots like Mario and Sonic. Wii demo disc for a demo would be great, in-store demo kiosk would help to. Marketing will be tough due to title, character design, and gameplay.

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August Best 2 games

September 3, 2007

Of course it’s Metroid Prime 3 second after Bioshock.

#1 Bioshock: Bioshock is a brand new experience a shocking one.  Much of the game is based on atmosphere which the formidable Xbox 360 dishes out and a shooting experience.  I would say Bioshock is as good as it is not because it is a good shooter but because it is good art.  By the way in Bioshock you can use many different weapons as well as magic.

#2 Metroid Prime 3 Corruption:  Metroid Prime 3 is now the best wii game out shadowing Zelda Twilight Princess.  The game is now based on different planets and Samus can use her ship to move around the planets and areas on those planets.  The game has voice acting in all over a first for the metroid franchise.  The biggest change is the controls, the wii is able to offer controls superior to xbox and ps3 and nearly as good as PC.  The game has great design and is well balanced.  Many parts are all about shooting others have none at all and solving puzzles is what you need to do.  Samus also has new abilities such as hyper mode where she can use a pack on her back filled with phazon to “Corrupt herself” sort of like in bioshock it makes her attacks and health more powerful.  The game is the best of the franchise but many parts will feel too familiar to Metroid fans.

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I tried not to spoil the stories in each game.

SPOILER

Bioshock is set in an under water city called Rapture.

Metroid Prime 3 is set in Galactic Federation space on a federation ship, planet, space pirate homeworld and many more.

Two great games.

Zablog Gaming: Bioshock Review :: PC and 360

August 19, 2007

Thats right IGN has gotten their hands on bioshock and they love it.  Bioshock comes out for Xbox 360 and the PC.

9.7 is the score awarded to Bioshock by IGN see more below.

BioShock Review

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August 17, 2007BioShock is Irrational’s finest offering to date, as well as the swan song for the Irrational brand in a way, since they recently relinquished their longstanding and well-established studio name for the more corporate, faceless tag of 2K Boston and 2K Australia. BioShock is a first-person shooter set in the fantastically unsettling city of Rapture, a metropolis built under the sea by the megalomaniacal Andrew Ryan. Throughout your lengthy stay, you’ll find options for combat as intricate and enjoyable as the story and characters are to interpretation, something that only a handful of games can ever claim to offer.

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SuperBad is Super Good

August 17, 2007

According to the reviews I have seen, SuperBad is not your run of the mill movie and it isn’t SuperBad. Part of the review conducted by ReelViews.net

What if Quentin Tarantino collaborated with John Hughes on a teen comedy? Superbad is a decent approximation of what the result might be. As with Borat, there are no sacred cows here. The movie, produced by Judd Apatow, written by Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg, and directed by Greg Mottola, pushes the genre’s envelope a little farther than anything before it has done. It recalls American Pie but with less nudity (in fact, there’s none to speak of) and dialogue that is more clever and more profane. The movie is frequently amusing and occasionally uproarious.The plot is straightforward as befits a production that’s more about jokes, dialogue, and character interaction than narrative progression. The protagonists are three stereotypical male high school seniors whose thoughts turn to sex once every 3.5 seconds. There’s Evan (Michael Cera), who’s close to an “average guy” – shy around girls but open with his friends. Seth (Jonah Hill) is overweight and pugnacious, and aware that his appearance doesn’t make him a babe-magnet. Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is the uber-nerd whose social inadequacies and lack of emotional maturity allow him to think that the single moniker of “McLuvin” is a good name on a fake I.D. Fate gives the boys an opportunity to impress some girls by getting alcohol for a party. Seth has his eyes on Jules (Emma Stone), the organizer of the party. Evan is after Becca (Martha MacIsaac), a girl in his math class. And Fogell has chosen Nicola (Aviva), whose provocative manner of dress leaves him tongue-tied. Their misadventures take them to strange places and cause them to run afoul of Officers Slater (Bill Hader) and Michaels (Seth Rogan), the most inept cops this side of Hot Fuzz.

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