Are you a small child or a furry? Perhaps you merely have a whimsical sense of humor. Or you might simply desperately want free crap. Whatever - you might be interested in a contest Nintendo is currently running with the help of smugmug, a poorly-named site we'd describe as a flickr ripoff, except that it has lots of quotes on its front page talking about how awesome it is.
Anyway... the contest centers around the plot of the not-so-spectacular Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, in which the
Need for Speed Carbon on Wii will provide four different control options in an attempt to make motion-sensitive racing as easy to pick up as possible.
The default setting sees the Wii-mote used as a steering bar, held parallel to the ground and turned like a wheel in order to maneuver your car on screen, but the three other setups offer more ways to take on your street-racing rivals. Hit the Images tab for more explanation in pictures.
Carbon's other control schemes use the Nunchuk. First,
Wing Island is a novel flight sim swooping to Wii this year and here's the first handful of shots to give you an idea of the quaint, non-violent missions you can expect to fly through. Hit the Images tab above for more airborne views.
Wing Island's appeal is in its unique controls - you hold the Wii-mote just like a toy plane, tipping, pitching and rolling your hand to pilot your on-screen bi-plane through a selection of missions, including Spot the Cows, Deliver the Medicine and a checkpoint
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is shaping up to be the definitive Dragon Ball game, thanks in part to the fact that it enables players to re-enact no fewer than 24 different storylines from the show's lengthy, screaming, spiky-haired run. As a cool extra for fans, that number includes a few "what if" scenarios that explore what it would have been like if some of those stories had gone differently. The game doesn't hit stores until next month (Nov. 7 for PS2, Nov. 21 for Wii), but if you
Good news / bad news
Our moles burrowed deep inside the twisted infrastructure of Splinter Cell: Double Agent publisher Ubisoft have discovered that the PC version is a virtually identical copy of the game on Xbox 360. This is great news for lovers of tense, neck-snapping action, since we're hopelessly addicted to Sam Fisher's next-gen turn on Microsoft's white monolith. The bad news: the PC version is delayed until October 31. Trick or treat, Sam?
Movie blog Cinematical has put
Ready to conquer
Wow, you'd think that Command & Conquer was a big deal or something. In addition to the laser-tastic screenshots that landed today, we just got word they pulled out the stops when hiring the talent for the in-game movies C&C is famous for. In addition to giving the nod to Joe Kucan, who returns as Kane, fans can look forward to Battlestar Galactica hotties Tricia Helfer and Grace Park lending their charms to C&C3. Bespin resident #1 Billy Dee Williams and Michael "Sam Fisher"
Pokemon Battle Revolution has been revealed as the first Wii game to use DS as a compatible controller.
Instead of using the Wii-mote to select your pet's attacks during a battle, by setting up DS' Wi-Fi connection with the Wii console you'll be able to use the handheld's touch screen to make your offensive selections.
Also the first game to feature Wii's online multiplayer, Pokemon Battle Revolution is planned as a launch title for Japan, before being released some time next year in the
Wait 'til Emergence Day
Rumors have been circulating about a Gears of War demo on Xbox Live Marketplace for awhile now - especially since Microsoft UK put up an image that seemed to confirm it. Developer Epic Games Vice President, Mark Rein, has charged onto the official Gears of War forum to dispel the rumors - it isn't true. Instead, Game|Life reports EB and GameStop stores will be hosting "Gears of War preview parties" on October 21, with limited space available. Don't you love it when
We've rounded up a gang of Red Steel shots as Wii's first-announced shooter limbers up for a shot at the console's launch line-up.
It's been a bumpy ride for Red Steel, after an unimpressed response from the E3 crowd in May saw the game yanked back in by the collar of its fancy leather jacket for some visual and control polishing.
Soon we'll be able to find out for ourselves if it was all worth it but, in the meantime, check out the shots on the Images tab and imagine your best Wii-mote
Elite Beat Agents is the best little DS game you don't know much about - a rhythm game from the creators of Gitaroo Man Lives! on the PSP, as well as cult import phenomenon Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (a game Elite Beat Agents resembles a great deal, though it's definitely not the same game) The game looks, in our opinion, quite boss.
The biggest EBA fan in the world, though, is this dude called Chris Kohler. Good thing he runs a blog - because Nintendo has given him the track listing