Friday, September 7, 2007

Nintendo clears up some of those mysterious Patents

A little while back people were getting excited about a few copyrights Nintendo posted, well I emailed them to find out what was up. Apparently, nothing much!

The "Wii Handle" is allegedly just the Wii Zapper- major letdown there considering most were hoping this was Nintendo's answer to Msoft's Gamertag.

When inquired about the "Soma Bringer" I was told there are no plans to bring it to any Nintendo platform. Hit the jump for the full reply email. Check back here for more on Wii Magic and other patents

Hello and thank you for contacting Nintendo,

Just to let you know, there are no plans to bring Soma Bringer to any of our systems. Will it happen in the future? You never know what the future might hold, so keep checking our website's news section ( for the latest information and announcements.

Once a game has been officially announced, our website's Game List ( represents the best place to find the most accurate release dates. Once there, click "Show advanced filtering" and use the dropdown menus to narrow your search based on system, publisher, number of players, etc.

When you have filtered your search, click on the game's title to see all the available information. If what you seek is not yet available, please check back later. When there is new information to share on announced games or other upcoming products, our website is the best official source!

Remember, any posted release dates are estimates and subject to change. As a product's estimated release date approaches, you may wish to check with your local retailers to see when it may be available in your area.

Now, there is a "Wii handle" in development. It's called (tentatively), the Wii Zapper. So far, there is no release date for this accessory. When it is, our website ( will be the best place to find it.

By the way, while you are at our site, be sure to check out the My Nintendo section. Not only does this allow you to monitor the progress of any repairs or part orders that you may have, it also gives you access to the Nintendo Forums where you can interact with other players. Here you can discuss games and systems, and possibly obtain key game play information. Take a look. I think that you will find it helpful.

Nintendo of America Inc.
Name has been removed to protect the innocent

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Metroid 3 Media Blowout!

Wow., whom have seemingly broken embargo, have a couple things for us to look at. You can watch the preview above, but make sure to follow up for a GC v Wii graphics comparison and the ridley 'boss' battle. the 27th couldn't come soon enough. Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Nintendo Power gives Metroid Prime 3 perfect score!

As if I wasn't excited enough for this game! Check out the scan here, I'll let it speak for itself.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007


that is all.

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Friday, August 3, 2007

Smash Bros Adventure mode revealed!

Adventure mode is nothing new to the series, I was pretty impressed that they squeezed one into Melee. While it was nothing spectacular, It didn't have to be- it was bonus material to one of the greatest multiplayer games in existence. Well, all that is about to change. At the Ssbb official blog they've released the above teaser, as well as some details about the new fully realized side scrolling adventure mode. Apparently they went all out, including a story that deals with character development and histories. If it lives up to what their saying every Nintendo fan in the known universe may suffer from a total and instant implosion of the brain, simultaneously upon its launch.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

extended re5 trailer!

yeah this trailer is amazing! there are so many people! and who the hell was that girl right at the end!? jill? ada? that broad from re: zero!!

And here is the rest of it.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hidden Messages in Metroid Prime 3

I was watching some e3 videos over at IGN this morning and, being Canadian, spotted some French during a simulated boot sequence (along with 'Wii Format' . I quickly ran it through's translator and found some interesting results.

"Vous Mourez si votre" means 'You die if your'

Hit the jump for more...

I have no idea why there is a huge gap here...

Needless to say this piqued my interest so I further investigated...I found some text that seemed to be German, so I ran that through the translator.

"andrayda hat sich die Gestalt" means ' andrayda the shape has itself'

I split up "andrayda" into "an dray da" which, in german, gave me 'in dray there'

"in dray there the shape has itself"

"You die if your in dray there the shape has itself"


According to

1. a low, strong cart without fixed sides, for carrying heavy loads.
2. a sledge or sled.
3. any vehicle, as a truck, used to haul goods, esp. one used to carry heavy loads.
–verb (used with object)
4. to convey on a dray.
–verb (used without object)
5. to drive or operate a dray, esp. as an occupation.
6. to convey goods by dray, esp. locally or for short distances.

In all other languages available in the translator dray brings out nothing. So are they talking about a sideless cart, or is there a character named andrayda?

I came across another seemingly German word near the top of the sequence: kämpfen, translated?

"kämpfen" means 'to fight'

So, in order.

To fight

You die if your

In dray there the shape has itself (or andrayda the shape has itself)

I was getting annoyed with the IGN video because it wouldn't let me pause a precise times, so I captured it as a .mov and further analyzed. I was able to go frame by frame and see more of the message. I found another word, moriaiiiii.....i that I recognized from Italian class.

"morir ai" means ' to die to I'

After watching the whole video through again it becomes obvious that this is her ship analyzing her dream: "Neurological readings indicate"

After this sequence we are brought into her dream where a bunch of phazon containers(presumably) explode, the last of which reveals Dark Samus emerging, fully charged. Samus then wakes up in her ship, from the nightmare.

I think it's time we took a look at the numbers here. Being a graphic designer (who is actually siting at work right now...) I began playing with the numbers as colours.

Following 'to fight' is 000DBB - brings up a dark blue similar to 'this one'. Could it represent Dark Samus? Fight Dark Samus? Seems perfectly logical to me...

The next sequence of numbers is 9A723E, revealing an organge-brown not unlike that of Samus' Varia suit. So a fight between the two? Or perhaps within herself? The theme is Corruption after all.

9FF19B is a minty green which, to me means nothing - I'll stop bothering with this line of numbers for now.

There are a lot of #'s that frame the word DANGER, followed by 'overrun'- Seems like a struggle to me, especially since it's followed by 'You die if your' which is followed by a series of numbers as well. 9FF19B reveals a bright purple in Adobe illustrator. Purple played a huge role in MP2:Echoes. It was basically a monochromatic colour scheme for the entire dark side of Aether, in which the very atmosphere hurt you. So maybe this reveals part of the message?

'You die if your Purple?' fully corrupted? We do know this is a game mechanic but the phazon is usually blue. The next 6 numbers bring up gray, no meaning to me. Stop.

Alright well, I'm getting a bit tired of all this number business and so I think I'm going to work on Andrayda again, Latin seems to be the only reasonable language, or maybe Greek.
I tried Latin and get nothing again so I broke it up and:

"Andray da" means 'corridor a'

This doesn't work. Despite it being a game that relies heavily on corridors the sentence just wouldn't make sense...

more on this later

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Metal Gear Solid 4 gameplay!

ok. umm...looks very very amazing! im dont have words just in shock!

And here is the rest of it.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Rockstar ports another game to Wii (and 360)

It's Bully. Not much to say about that, the game never appealed to me. I guess Reggie wasn't kidding when he said they were working closely with Rockstar to get some games on Wii.

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Mario and Sonic at the Olympics 'Debut'

I don't care how lame this game ends up being the first shot of Sonic and Mario - their shoes, is just one of the most iconic things I've seen in a while. Awesome

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