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March 31, 2009

DSi: Nintendo DSi demo video from GDC

Filed under: DSi — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 21:41

Only days left now for the release of Nintendo DSi. As it happened my pre-ordered white DSi was shipped today, so I should have it on the European launch day, Firday April 3rd.

I’ve tried to watch every DSi video I can come across and posted a new YouTube video of the Nintendo DSi demoed at GDC’09. Enjoy!

March 29, 2009

GDC’09: Hideo Kojima keynote (Gamespot)

Filed under: GDC,PS2,PS3,Sony — Tags: , , , , , , , — technofranki @ 03:38

The creator of Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima, held a keynote at a GDC (Game Development Conference) this week. Here is a seven part video of the keynote, taken from

Intro and Metal Gear

Metal Gear 2

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 3

Metal Gear Solid 4


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 25, 2009

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



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