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May 8, 2011

Nintendo 3DS: Create a Mii

Filed under: Nintendo,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 19:14

A video of how to create a Mii character from scratch on the Nintendo 3DS.

June 14, 2010

Retro Gamer issue 77

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 18:20

Issue 77 of Retro Gamer have been out for a while now and this is some of the things you can read about:

  • Back to the Eightes – June 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – December 1992
  • The Making of… Zork
  • Retroinspection: Sega 32x
  • Prince of Persia
  • Why You Must Play… Hyper Sports
  • From the Archives – Hewson Consultants
  • The Unconverted
  • The Making of… A Boy and his Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • Coin-up Capers: Super Hang-On
  • The Making of… Beatle Quest

E3 2010: Project Natal is Kinect

Filed under: blog,E3,Microsoft,videogames,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 13:14

At last years E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) we got to know Project Natal. The new name is Kinect. Under you can se om videos with Kinect for Xbox 360 in action.

Related link: IGN.com and Gamespot.com

Kinect Sports

Kinect Adventures

Dance Central

June 1, 2010

Retro Gamer #76

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 19:32

 I’m very late with this, since the next issue if Retro Gamer is allready out. But this is some of the things you can read in issue 76 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – May 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – November 1992
  • Digital Dreams: How Microsoft plans to bring back the arcades of old
  • Axes to Grind: The Legend of Golden Axe
  • The Making of… Strider
  • The Classic Game: Chrono Trigger
  • From the Archives: Traveller’s Tale
  • The Making of… Vib-Ribbon
  • The 25 Best 8-bit Arcade Conversions of All Time
  • The Making of… Rogue
  • Retroinspection: Apple II
  • The Making of… Trailblazer and Cosmic Causeway

The latest issue (and backissues) can be bought at Imagineshop.co.uk.

May 22, 2010

Pac-Man 30th anniversary

Filed under: blog,retro — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 10:09

 

On May 22, 1980 Namco released Pac-Man to the Japanese arcades. The game was a great success, and after 30 years, we still play Pac-Man. The game have been converted and ported to every videogame format under the sun. Everybody knows about Pac-Man and it was an icon of the 1980s popular culture. I have found memories about the game, and still fancy it today.

To celebrate Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, Google made their logo a playable Pac-Man game. You can watch a YouTube-video I made playing the game.

April 28, 2010

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. – review

Filed under: blog,DSi,Nintendo,review,videogames — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 23:14

Before the GameBoy and before the NES, Nintendo made the Game & Watch series. The first Game & Watch was released in 1980 and a total of 60 games was realesed.

Some of the Game & Watch games have been released in compilations on the GameBoy and Nintendo have now startet to release some of the games on Nintendo DSi as DSiWare at 200 DSi points.

I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Jr. which was released on DSi in Europe on Friday April 23rd, 2010. The game mimics the original game that was released in 1982 very well. The screen looks and feels like the old LCD screens on the G&W. I remember playing this game some 25 years ago, and the game is still fun to play.

There are some good G&W games to wait for, but until then, Donkey Kong Jr. is a great buy. Lots of fun for 200 points.

April 18, 2010

Retro Gamer #75

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 11:22

I like old videogames, that’s why I like to read Retro Gamer. This is what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer #75:

  • Back to the Eighties – April 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – October 1992
  • The Making of… The Addams Family
  • The Classig Game – REZ
  • Retro Shamer: The Scout Steps Out
  • From the Archives – Tynesoft
  • The Making of… Road Blasters
  • Dizzy’s Eggshellent Adventures
  • The Unconverted
  • Retroinspection: Famicom Disk System
  • Why You Must Play… Wonderboy In Monster Land
  • In the Chair with John Romero

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

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