As one of Amazon.ca Boxing Day Deals (ends January 2nd, 2009), you can now get The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for Nintendo DS for only CDN$ 14.99. The only drawback is that I think you have to live in Canada to be a part of this offer, but it is great for all canadian gamers off course.
Nintendo DSi sold very well in Japan last week, December 15-21. 200.000 units. I’m very exited about the DSi and hope the handheld comes to Europe very soon. Since I don’t have a DS Lite, still use my old Phat DS bought on eBay in 2004, the DSi will be a great upgrade. I was thinking of importing it, but since the price was high and DSi specific titles would be regionlocked, I can wait for the European release.
DSiWare Downloading Software
Art Style Aquario
Art Style Decode
Chotto Asobi Taizen
Chotto Magic Taizen: Scary Numbers
Chotto Dr. Mario
Two new Virtual Console for us Wii owners in Europe on Friday, December 26, 2008.
Secret of Mana
Super Nintendo – 1994 by Square Enix – RPG – 1-3 players – 800 points – age 7+
Join the epic battle as good and evil crash to decide the fate of the world!
There is one force in the universe that keeps good and evil in perfect balance. It is called the Mana Tree. But a young boy to draw it, which upset this balance as evil begins to awaken thorughout the land. Thus, the boy must to find the Mana Seeds, which have been hidden for centuries, and prevent the return of an unspekable evil. Only then can perfect harmony be restored.
In this incredible adventure, things are never as they seem! Magic swords attract evil as well as fight it. Treasure chest hold booby traps. Creatures can be freinds – and friends can be enemies. Magic can give power and just as easily take it away. dragons fly, weapons change.
It’s a world turned upside down, and you must help the boy make it right again. And the only way to succeed it to uncover the Secret of Mana.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Master System – 1992 by Sega – action/platformer – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+
Play the popular sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, made specifically for the Sega Master System, which saw the cameo debutof Miles “Tails” Prower, Sonic’s high-flying sidekick!
Sonic returns home to his island just in time to see Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) run off with Tails! In fact, Dr. Eggman has kidnapped all of Sonic’s animal friends, and playced them in robotic mind-controlling suits. In robotic exchange for their safe return, he demand that Sonic fetch him the six Chaos Emerals that are hidden oon the island!
Explore underground mine shaft, dash through underwater tunnels, and hang glide through the clods in Sonic’s search for the Chaos Emeralds! Then, once Sonic has found them all, he must face off with Dr. Eggman and once again thwart the evil scientist’s plans for global domination!
I’ve started a new tradition. This Christmas is the third that I import Japanese candy. It started when I ordered games from Play-Asia.com and found out that they also sell candy. So I’ve tried some of them. Bellow is pictures and links to this years Japanese candy.
Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro (Hotaru no Haka)
Puzzle Arcade is the online jigsaw game with a twist! With so many jigsaw puzzles at your fingertips, you can play in multiple modes and challenge yourself differently every time. Become Master of the Jigsaw Universe all by yourself or play alongside friends. The possibilities are endless in Puzzle Arcade.
- Puzzles galore: More than thirty-five jigsaw puzzles are included, featuring photos, artwork, and illustrations. Downloadable puzzle packs will follow.
- Multiple game modes: Try Classic or Turbo mode, with three levels of difficulty, and twenty different puzzle challenges.
- Multiplayer: Support is provided for up to four gamers at the same console and over Xbox LIVE®.
- Camera support: The game includes Xbox LIVE Vision Camera support allowing you to make and share your own puzzles.
If you go to Xbox.co.uk, you can free your avatar. You can use your avatar and place it on backgrounds and export as profile pictures for MySpace or Facebook. Or you can send it to a friend.
Type in your gamertag name or your friends name.
Choose a nice background. They could have added some more.
If you want, you can add some text too.
The next thing is too choose the size of your final picture and hit Ready! which will export your picture.
If you think this application is a bit limited, you can get your (or everyone elses) avatar with this method:
…where you GAMERTAG is your Xbox gamertag. You can then use the picture in whatever software you like. Major Nelson, e and me (technofranki) will look like this:
This Weekly Special at Play-Asia.com is Fracture for Xbox 360. The game is US$ 11.90 + shipping US$ 3.40. The deal ends 8.00 PM December 30, 2008 Hong Kong time (click link for your local time). The game is region free.
About the game, taken from Play-Asia.com:
The world is in chaos. After years of neglecting the environment, nature has fought back with devastating effect. Earthquakes, floods and tornadoes have reduced the United States to a mere shadow of its former self, effectively cutting the East and West coasts off from each other. And with division has come dissent. Thousands died and those that survived were forced to adapt to a new way of life. In the East, the path to survival was paved with technology and cybernetic enhancement. In the West, survival of the fittest took on new meaning with stem cell research and genetic modification. These two ideologies and ways of life lead to a division so great that war is the only course of action.
In Fracture™, take on the role of Atlantic Alliance soldier Jet Brody as he goes against the genetically enhanced Pacificans and their fanatical leader General Nathan Sheridan. Unleash the power of terrain-deforming weapons that literally reshape the battlefield before your very eyes, and decimate your enemies with a wide array of weapons with earth-shattering effects.
Reshape the battlefield. Reshape the battle. For the sake of mankind and the future of humanity.
- Use weapons to fracture, crater, freeze, or elevate the earth. Raise and lower terrain to provide cover, discover hidden pathways, and mold the war zone to your own advantage
- Follow the journey of a patriotic Atlantic Alliance soldier when an act of treason launches him into the battlefield, as forces wage a battle of genetics vs. cybernetics
- The last World Wars were fought in Europe, but the next great global war will be fought on American soil
- Battle in famous locations across the United States
Here is a video review of the game from Gamespot.com.