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February 6, 2010

Retro Gamer #72

Filed under: retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 14:00

I know that issue 73 is allready out, but sometimes this post comes very late. Anyway, this is some of the things you can read in Retro Gamer issue 72:

  • Back to the Eighties – January 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – July 1992
  • Coin-op Capers: Nemesis
  • The Making of… Frenzy
  • The Classic Game – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Retroinspection: Sinclair ZX80
  • Why You Must Play: Flying Shark
  • The Making of… Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom og Shadow Over Mystara
  • Import Only: Pulseman
  • A decade of Fallout
  • The Making of… Driver
  • The Making of… Bubble Ghost
  • In the Chair with… Stephen Crow

You can order Retro Gamer from ImagineShop.co.uk.

December 31, 2009

OnLive video presentation

Filed under: blog,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 04:14

OnLive is a cool concept of cloud-gaming and microconsoleing. In essence, you only have the controll and picture at your end. The game, computing power and storage are somewhere on the Internet, a long way from you. It would be fun to try this in practice.

CEO Steve Perlman held a presentation of OnLive at Columbia University. You can watch the video, which I found on Engadget.net, bellow.

October 27, 2009

Retro Gamer 69

Filed under: blog,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 22:31

Retro Gamer 69

In issue 69 of Retro Gamer, you can read about this (among other things):

  • Back to the Eighties – August 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – April 1992
  • The Complete History of… Final Fantasy
  • The Making of… Syndicate
  • Why You Must Play… Cabal
  • Retroinspection: Sega Nomad
  • The Classic Game – Kung Fu Master
  • From the Archives – First Star Software
  • Coin-op Capers: Space Harrier
  • The Making of… Die Hard Triology
  • In the Chair with… Geoff Chammond

Retro Gamer can be ordered from ImagineShop.co.uk.

October 23, 2009

Nintendo launches Connection Ambassador in Europe

Filed under: blog,Nintendo,videogames,Virtual Console,Wii — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 22:51

If you’re lucky and live in Europe and have a lot of friends and family who have still not connected their Nintendo Wii to internet, you can now help them and earn Nintendo Wii points. The more you help, the more points you earn. Helping 10 persons gives you 5000 points, 20 person helped gives you 10 000 points and you can download every Virtual Console game for free.

The Nintendp Connection Ambassador Promotion was launched in Europe on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009.

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Here is some of the pressrelease from Nintendo.co.uk:

By becoming a Connection Ambassador, players can gain up to 10,000 Wii Points by encouraging friends and family to get connected to the Internet with their Wii.  Each time a friend or family member connects for the first time to the Internet with the help of the Connection Ambassador, both the Connection Ambassador and the person they helped will receive 500 Wii Points.

If you help 10 people connect to the Internet, you reach Gold status and can download ALL Nintendo-published NES games for free on Virtual Console as well as receiving a total of 5,000 Wii Points. If you connect a maximum of 20 people to the Internet, not only will you attain Platinum status, you will also receive a total of 10,000 Wii Points to spend on WiiWare games and can download ALL NES, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games on Virtual Console for FREE.

How do I become a Connection Ambassador?

  • Enter the Wii Shop Channel
  • There is an icon on the Wii Shop Channel entitled ‘Connection Ambassador Promotion’
  • Select this icon and you will be prompted by two icons: one showing that you are the Connection Ambassador (or the Helper) and the other icon showing that you are the ‘Person Who Was Helped’
  • Select the Connection Ambassador icon
  • You will be prompted to enter the Wii Number of the person you have helped.
  • You must do this within 30 days of when the person you have helped, has registered their connectivity using your Wii Number
  • Once both parties have registered, you will have received 500 Wii Points on your  Wii Shop Channel Accounts to spend in the Wii Shop Channel

What do I do if a Connection Ambassador helps me connect to the Wii Shop Channel?

  • Enter the Wii Shop Channel
  • On the Wii Shop Channel welcome page there is an icon called ‘Connection Ambassador Promotion’
  • Select this icon and you will be prompted by two icons: one showing that you are the Connection Ambassador (or the Helper) and the other icon showing that you are the ‘Person Who Was Helped’
  • Select the ‘Person Who Was Helped’ icon
  • You will be prompted to enter the Wii Number of the person who has helped you connect
  • You must do this within 30 days of accessing the Wii Shop Channel
  • You will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire
  • Once both parties have registered, you will have received 500 Wii Points on your Wii Shop Channel Accounts to spend in the Wii Shop Channel

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October 14, 2009

Portable NES

Filed under: blog,Nintendo,retro,videogames — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 20:29

I saw this YouTube-video of the portable 8-bit Nintendo NES on GoNintendo. It’s a nice hack to put an emulator inside a NES gamecart. It looks very cool. According to engadget.com, it’s based on a generic Chinese media player. It can play NES, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color ROMs and have a 2.8-inch LCD and 4GB of storage.

October 3, 2009

Retro Gamer #68

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 15:49

Retro Gamer #68

Forgot to blog about this when I received issue 68 of Retro Gamer weeks ago. But this is what it contained:

  • Back to the Eighties – July 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – March 1992
  • The Making of… Asteroids
  • Retroinspection: Tiger Game.com
  • The Making of… Starblade
  • The Comple History of Ultima
  • The Making of… Super Sprint
  • The Making of… Legend

Next issue, that should be number 69, is out on October 6.

September 23, 2009

CSI: Deadly Intent – Developer Diary (IGN.com)

Filed under: videogames,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 21:43

I love all the CSI shows on TV, expecially the original series. I’ve played all the CSI games, though they are not the best in graphics or gameplay, but it is interesting enough.

There is a new CSI game in the horizon, CSI: Deadly Intent. And here is an interview with the  developers. Video taken from IGN.com.

More CSI: Deadly Intent News & Previews

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