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March 28, 2009

GDC’09: Showfloor video (Kotaku)

Filed under: blog,GDC — Tags: — technofranki @ 21:12

Game Developers Conference 2009 is over and have posted a video of the show floor.

March 26, 2009

GDC’09: OnLive Debut Tech Interview (

Filed under: GDC — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 07:54

Here is two interviews with the people behind OnLive, the nw micro-console. Video taken from

March 25, 2009

GDC’09: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks trailer for DS

Filed under: DS,DSi — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 23:58

A new Zelda game for Nintendo Ds was announced at GDC today in Nintendo’s keynote held by Satoru Iwata. Here is the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, taken from

News and rumors about Nintendo DSi

Filed under: DSi — Tags: , — technofranki @ 22:35


Just a good week left before the Nintendo DSi hits Europe, and a couple of extras for US. Nintendo DSi have already sold 2 million units in Japan, which is a great number. Some hard facts about the DSi:

  • wifi profile settings can be transferred to other DSi units in the area
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi USB setup option
  • 1.2U firmware out of the box, but update needed if you plan to use the DSiShop
  • Nintendo was using a photo-printing device at the Club Nintendo DSi events. No word on if this accessory will ever see a retail release
  • if you remove your SD card while in photo mode, your DSi will switch to internal storage

It is also confimered that North America will get 1000 DSi points when they go to the DSi Shop. I really hope the same goes for Europe. Would be great to have some points to start with. Also the DSi Browser have to be downloaded, but it’s free.

The rumors has it that you will be able to download GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games to the DSi. Sega is also interested in bringing Game Gear games to DSi, but that is also only a rumor.


GDC’09: OnLive – the new console

Filed under: GDC — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 20:37

At GDC’09 the new gaming evniroment OnLive was announced. The concept is that you the game to the OnLive hardware or PC/Mac. Well, it’s actually only the picture/video is streamed, since all the calculations and the real gaminghardware is somewhere else. If you have a broadband connection you get the games in 720p, and if your internet connection is slow, you get SD picture quality. Just like Netflix, but on-demand gaming, micro-console.

For a good walkthrough of everything, take a look at, they have it well covered.


You can also watch the OnLive announcement/keynote on

GDC’09: Nintendo’s GDC 2009 keynote

Filed under: Nintendo,Virtual Console,Wii — Tags: , , , , , , — technofranki @ 20:03

Satoru Iwata held Nintendo’s GDC 2009 keynote today, well covered by There some great new from that keynote. The most waited for is a firmware update for Nintendo Wii which let you use an SD-card as storage to download to or launch software from. Firmware version is 4.0 and is available now.

Nintendo also announced Virtual Console Arcade which let you download old arcade games. Four games are available today: Gaplus (Namco Bandai), Mappy (Namco Bandai), The Tower Of Druaga (Namco Bandai) and Starforce (Tecmo). Space Harrier (Sega) and Solvalou (Namco Bandai) will be available later.

gdcvcarcade2Picture from

Also a new Zelda game for the DS was announced; Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (tentative title). Pictures are from



March 22, 2009 Best selling games – Sunday 22 March 2009

Filed under: Amazon,DS,PS3,psp,Wii,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 19:24

Here is the best selling games on as of Sunday March 22, 2009.

Top 10 – Xbox 360

  1. Tomb Raider Underworld
  2. Resident Evil 5
  3.  Ninja Blade
  4. Rise of the Argonauts
  5.  Timeshift
  6. The Simpsons Game
  7. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (English language Version)
  8. Major League Baseball 2K9
  9. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
  10. Race Pro

Top 10 – Playstation 3

  1. Killzone 2
  2. Resident Evil 5
  3. MLB 09 The Show
  4. Resident Evil 5
  5. Resident Evil 5 [Collector’s Edition]
  6. Ryu ga Gotoku 3
  7. Street Fighter IV
  8. Hellboy: Science of Evil
  9. Ryu ga Gotoku 3
  10. Musou Orochi Z

Top 10 – Nintendo Wii

  1. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes
  2. Madworld
  3. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 – Mezameru Yuusha
  4. Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3
  5. Wario Land Shake
  6. One Piece Unlimited Adventure
  7. Okami
  8. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  9. No More Heroes
  10. Monster Hunter G (Starter Pack)

Top 10 – Nintendo DS

  1. Pokemon Platinum
  2. Super Robot Taisen K
  3. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  4. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  5. Suikoden Tierkreis
  6. Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten
  7. Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
  8. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  9. Chrono Trigger DS
  10. Retro Game Challenge

Top 10 – Sony PSP

  1. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
  2. Chotto Shot (w/ Camera)
  3. MLB 09 The Show
  4. DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense – Black Square [First Print Special Package]
  5. Pump It Up EXCEED Portable
  6. Phantasy Star Portable
  7. LocoRoco 2
  8. Sunday x Magazine: Taisen Action
  9. Bleach: Heat the Soul 5
  10. Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid
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