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The Nightly Play: Mario Kart 64 Glitch

February 1st, 2007 . by jb

I knew I wasn't freaking crazy!

I posted on GAF this morning that I played a game of 3 player versus on the Moo Moo Farm level.  When we jumped in the game, it was moving at hyper speed.  It was hilariously uncontrollable at first, but then presented a new challenging sort of fun.  Apparently this was a glitch with the original version of the game, so it's awesome/awful that the glitch made it into the VC release.

Video for your viewing goodness.

[Source: GoNintendo]

Jessica Chobot Shares Her Mind

January 31st, 2007 . by jb

The Classic ChobotUsually, people turn to IGN's Jessica Chobot for her light-hearted take on the gaming industry (she dresses up as a japanese school girl in the latest IGN Weekly).  And the fact that she licks PSPs.

Her latest blog post, however, really echoes something I've been saying for quite sometime now:  gamers are angry people.

She makes a lot of great points about how the industry is really divided between consumer and the corporations.

Definitely worth checking out the article, and if nothing else, I just showed you a hot girl getting heavy with a gaming device. 

Hit the source to get her post.

[Source: Jess-IGN

The Nightly Play: GoW2 Trailer

January 31st, 2007 . by jb

Lets start a new trend shall we?

Before I go to sleep every night, I'll post a video that rules faces.  The video can be anything I want that's gaming related.

In The Nightly Play tonight is the GoW2 trailer that showed up yesterday.  The game looks amazing, and really shows off just how far the PS2 has really come.  What a great way to send the system out with a bang!

I keed!  Sort of… 

Hit the jump to get your nightly fix.

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SpeedTree Makes Sexy Trees Sluttier

January 30th, 2007 . by jb

SpeedTree ToolEr…easier I mean.  As in easier to make…not sleep with.  Sorry for the misleading title dendraphiliacs…

SpeedTree is a multi-platform tool that allows the foliage in a game world to look super real.  I mean how did we ever enjoy games in the past without the trees dancing to the caress of the wind?!

Games in the past that have used the tool are Call of Duty 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Resistance: Fall of Man.  Yeah that's right.  Those games were easily 5.0's until the trees started waving.

In all seriousness, this tool is a nice way to help speed up development (at a price).  This tool alone won't make amazing games come out faster, but at least developers can focus more on gameplay instead of how treelike the trees are in the forest that you're blowing up. 

[Source: QJ

Maximum Warp…N-Gage!

January 30th, 2007 . by jb

Picard Looking Serious!Is this post just another excuse to post a Picard picture?  Nope!  (Yep!)

The next iteration of Nokia's N-Gage system was recently unveiled to quite an all-star lineup of developers.  Also at the unveiling was the devkit for the N-Gage system.  Whether or not the attendees are actually going to develop for the system is anyone's guess.  The list is fairly extensive considering this is the N-Gage we're talking about here…

Of the bigs guns attending, the most notable were: Square Enix, Vivendi, Capcom, SEGA and SOE.

Gaming bets:

N-Gage revolutionizes handheld gaming: 50 to 1
N-Gage looks ugly as nuts: 2 to 1
N-Gage commercials involve samurai at the laundromat: 1 to 1

[Source: Eurogamer]

John Woo Talks Stranglehold

January 30th, 2007 . by jb

Was checking out GameTrailers.com when I came across this interview with the main man himself talking about his upcoming game: Stranglehold.

For those of you who haven't heard much about this game, go do yourself a favor and watch some gameplay videos.  It's as if Max Payne was on crack and LSD at the same time, and had sugar pumping through his veins.  The gameplay just looks that over the top (read: awesome).

John Woo is famous for his elaborate actions sequences and his signature white doves.  This game includes both.

Hit the jump for the interview with his Woo-liness.

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Katamari rolls up the series of tubes in Korea

January 30th, 2007 . by joshtest

KDKoreaKatamari Damacy Online.

Do you really need to know more?

Roll up some trash, get bigger, roll up even bigger trash.

Greatest game ever.

However, only in Korea, late 2007, PC only as well so far, :(

[Source: PS3FanBoy]

WoW > Your Children

January 29th, 2007 . by joshtest

SID

Eurogamer has posted an article from the utterly amazing Tyra Banks reality show!  …

Anyway, it seems that once again, WoW is to blame for somebody being a complete retard. (Paladin suicide jumper come to mind? No gay shield for him that time) 

This form of stupidity comes in the form of needing a quick fix, while your wife is in labor at the hospital. From the article

"Also, when I was in labour with my daughter it took a while," the
wife told a concerned Tyra Banks. "So he went home to take a shower and
he ended up getting on the computer and playing for about three hours,
and then came back to the hospital before I gave birth."

Mister husband claimed that he didn't want to get too emotionally attached to
his daughter in case Sudden Infantile Death Syndrome (SIDS) struck.
Utterly speechless."

Wow, just, WoW.

I really don't know what else to say, besides how could an obvious basement virgin like this husband somehow father kids?

[Source: Eurogamer]  

Quake Wars Delayed

January 29th, 2007 . by Josh

Well, it's been happening all over the console side of gaming for years now, so it comes as no surprise that Quake Wars has been delayed.

According to Activision it seems that the game has been put off until 2008 to fit with their fiscal year. Not a good sign since PC gaming is in dire need of a big title, and this is one I was looking forward to.

[Source: Computer and Video Games

Review: World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade

January 29th, 2007 . by Josh

So anyone who reads this, is probably or once was a World of Warcraft addict. So if you're wondering just how does the Burning Crusade stand up as an expansion to one of the biggest life suckers out there, then you'll want to view this video.

Though I'm not surprised it was given a 9.0, I personally must disagree with it. Sure Blizzard created a good mmorpg, but nothing in the expansion really separates it from what it once was. 

So for all you World of Warcraft addicts out there, click below to see GameTrailers review of the Burning Crusade.

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