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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 announced for Summer 2010

“Sonic Team has officially announced that the 2D Platformer will be released in summer 2010 for download.”

Sonic The Hedgehog 4SEGA and Sonic Team have finally announced their secret title that they have been teasing the gaming community with the past several months. Codenamed “Project Needlemouse,” the game has been revealed to be Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. It will be available for download on Nintendo’s WiiWare service, Sony’s PlayStation Network, and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. There is also one more platform it will appear on, currently in secret though. No inclination of price or specific release date has been announced as of yet.

The speculation began back in September when SEGA released a trailer for a title called Project Needlemouse, and showed Sonic racing across the screen. The video made huge emphasis on the fact the game will be focused on speed, also stating that it will be in HD and released in the summer. Since then, Sonic Team has been teasing the fans more and more, encouraging them to enter contests and submit artwork. Eventually, they initiated the “Character Countdown Challenge.” This was an image with several Sonic characters listed on it. If fans submitted enough of their artwork to the site, they would slowly take characters off the list. Over the course of the week, it was shown that Sonic would be the only playable character in the game.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Concept ArtThe game will use 3D characters with 2D backgrounds, in vein of the New Super Mario Bros. games, and the upcoming Metroid: Other M. It will take place right after Sonic & Knuckles ended, with Eggman somehow surviving their latest battle.

Furthermore, due to the “Episode 1” subtitle, it is safe to assume that Sonic Team will release more episodes of the game, if it proves popular. Look for the first one this summer, and see if the old Platformer can successfully return to his roots.

Visit the official site here:

http://www.sonicthehedgehog4.com/


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Back Up Games with Game Copy Wizard

Filed under: Game Copy Wizard — Tags: , , , , — Adon Garuda @ 18:12 January 28, 2010

After an avalanche of emails querying whether Game Copy Wizard actually works, Computer Game and Console Reviews has decided to release this statement…”YES IT DOES!!!”

Game Copy Wizard

First of all, we are only endorsing backing up games that you already own. This is entirely legal and we recommend it. It is your right to back up any software that you already own. By doing this, you are saving your original version from getting scratched and lets face it, it always happens. As games are very expensive, anything that stops you scratching your discs is a worthwhile investment. You get to preserve your game in mint condition, whilst playing it to your heart’s content.

All formats are covered, be it PC, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo GameCube or even the Sega Dreamcast. DVD’s and Music CD’s are also provided for. You literally will never ruin an original disc again. Regarding the whole process, it really is easy. All you need is a PC and blank DVD’s. After installation, just run the program and presto, your back up is complete. The software comes complete with manuals and the support offered is excellent (you won’t need it though as everything they give you works exactly as they claim), we just asked a question as a test and were very happy with the response. As games are always evolving, so will Game Copy Wizard. Buy purchasing it, you are covered for life with automatic updates.

With some old games which are small, its possible to actually put more than 1 onto a DVD. The software also acts as a video file burner, so you can convert any video file on your PC to DVD, and watch it anywhere you choose.

Game Copy Wizard is a must have program for Gamer’s. You can visit the site here. If you have questions, please leave a comment below and one of us will get back to you.

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Nintendo Wii makes a great home package for everyone

Filed under: Nintendo Wii Consoles — Tags: , , , — Adon Garuda @ 03:56 December 8, 2009

Pros

Innovative; Motion-sensing abilities; Large Game Library; Easy-To-Use; Virtual Console adds Nostalgic Feel, Ultra-Affordable, Built-in Wi-Fi

Cons

PS3/Xbox 360 are more powerful; Graphics capabilities means lacking in high-end A/V options; AA batteries to charge remotes; sensor bar required, cannot play CD/DVD’s

Summary

Despite its Cons, its innovative controllers and fun game-play make this console simply irresistible.Regardless of age, this little toy can liven up any party…!

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If you are interested in this console, you can get it cheap at Amazon through this link. There are many great bundles available, you are sure to find a package that meets your  needs.

Introduction

The Nintendo Will is one of the most popular consoles in the world today, with over 56 million units sold. It was released in 2006, but it was conceived as early as 2001, when the Nintendo GameCube was seeing its first release. Its most unique feature are the innovative motion-sensitive controllers that give players the control to directly interact with their favourite games.

If you are the type of person who requires HD capabilities, Blu-Ray/DVD Support and superior surround sound, stop reading now. If you want this, buy a PlayStation 3. However, should you be games connoisseur, a person who grew up with Mario and Zelda, then the Wii should be on your Buy-It-Now-List.

Features and Design

Although being part of the next generation bracket, its Processor and GPU will not go toe-to-toe with the PS3 or Xbox 360. It is roughly twice as powerful as the GameCube, but it does not woo audiences for its capabilities. Due to its restraints, it is not the type of machine to show off your new HDTV.

On the other side of the coin, the Nintendo Wii’s remarkable combination of unique motion-sensitive controllers and their emphasis on fun gameplay make this console irresistable. It is the cheapest of the three next generation consoles so that allows it the opportunity to become someone’s second console, the non-serious one.

The console is very small and light. It measures 1.75 inches height by 6.25 inches width by 8.5 inches breadth and comes in white. When running, it can be placed horizontally or vertically and comes with a stand to add stability if the latter is chosen. The console uses Wii discs and can play older GameCube discs.

The system comes with 512MB of internal memory which can be used to stored saved games, photos, downloaded Virtual Console Titles and other information. More memory can be added to the system using SD Cards. They are cheap and easily available.

The Wii’s navigation is done through a series of pages called Wii Channels that take advantage of the WiiConnect24’s always-on design. The Mii Channel lets users create avatars, Miis, which are used in certain games.

The Wii’s Virtual Console offers the bulk of the system’s online content. It is the opposite to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live in that classic video games from generations past are played. It now supports NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, and Neo-Geo titles. For this feature alone, the system is worth every penny.

The system’s unique wireless controller is what really sets it apart from other competitors and all the consoles that have been previously made. The Wiimote, has motion sensors that enable the user to input directly using a particular motion, for example your tennis or golf swing.. It can also play sound sound and also includes an in-built rumble pack, giving games a more realistic feel.  It can also be connected to an analog stick, making the “Nunchuck controller”.

This truly is a console that everyone can enjoy. It has the capabilities of livening-up any party and can bring you one step closer to childhood if you decide to walk down memory lane…As of December 2009, there are hundreds of games in many different genres. If you haven’t decided to have a Wii, now is a great time…!

Technical Specifications:

ATI Hollywood

  • 90nm Process
  • 243 MHz
  • Napa: Graphics Processor with 3MB Embedded Memory
  • Vegas: Audio DSP and 24MB 1T-SRAM
  • Starlet: ARM9 Processor (I/O, Communication, Security)

IBM Broadway CPU

  • 90nm Process
  • PowerPC
  • 729 MHz
  • 32-bit Integer
  • 64-bit Floating-Point (or 2 x 32-bit SIMD)
  • 64KB L1 Cache (32KB Instruction + 32KB Data)
  • 256KB L2 Cache
  • 2.9 GFLOPS

CPU External Bus

  • 64 Bits Wide
  • 243 MHz
  • 1.9 Gigabytes per Second Bandwidth

Memory

  • 24 Megabytes MoSys 1T-SRAM
  • 64 Megabytes GDDR3 DRAM

Storage

  • 12cm Wii Optical Disc (DVD Based)
  • 512MB Internal NAND Flash Memory
  • SD Memory Cards

Ratings

Graphics 8/10
Audio 8/10
Variety of Games 9/10
Accessories 10/10
Price 10/10

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